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Inspiring new leaders

By Jamie Adams

Senior pupils at St Anthony’s School in Seatoun are now more inspired to become leaders thanks to a visit from a member of the Young Enterprise Trust on Tuesday. The Catholic school was one of 19 schools in the Wellington region that successfully applied for a

presentation as part of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team school programme. The initiative was one of several events held as part of the trust’s Leadership Week (July 2-6), which sees 69 Dream Team leaders give talks at 107 schools around the country, including nine Wellington leaders. Continued on page 2.

Young Enterprise Head of Operations Colin Kennedy (aka Dr YES) with senior pupils of St Anthony’s School in Seatoun on Tuesday. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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St Anthony’s pupils get lesson in leadership Continued from page 1. They include Olympic medallist Eliza McCartney, New Zealander of the Year Lance O’Sullivan and Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck. St Anthony’s guest speaker was Dr Colin Kennedy, head of operations of the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), who spoke to the school’s Year 5-8 pupils about how leaders are making a difference in the world. Originally from Northern Ireland, Colin has lived in Wellington for 15 years after spending 10 years backpacking

around the world, working out what he wanted to do. “I helped rebuild a village in India and worked in an orphanage in Cambodia,” he says. “In India I discovered many people didn’t have access to toilets. “Later I went to Victoria University and wanted to know why these things were happening; why is the world so messed up? “I studied Development Studies and became a Doctor [of Philosophy], then a lecturer. I found all I was doing was talking about the problems.”

Eventually he found out about Young Enterprise and was instantly sold on the idea of making money by helping others make a difference. “It’s the best job in the world. My role is not to be a friend but to help people fulfil their dreams.” Part of his presentation involved asking pupils to come up with their ideas for solving the environmental problem of plastic bags. The proposals they came up with included recycling bags for customers, lowering the price of fabric bags and even

using edible bags. Colin describes leaders as being “emotionally intelligent”, that is, clever enough to know when people need help. “Sometimes it’s good to be a follower as well – to know when it’s the right time to lead and when to follow.” Critically, they are also people who “get things done” and are not afraid of failure. He believes “fail” should be an acronym – “First Attempt In Learning” – and that those who don’t fail in life are not doing a good enough job.

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Predator Free Wellington (PFW) has reached a new milestone by being granted recognised charity status by Wellington City Council. The city council is one of the three partners that contribute equally to PFW alongside Greater Wellington Regional Council and the NEXT Foundation. “It’s always been an intention of the project to become its own independent entity,” said James Willcocks, project director of PFW. “So the support we’ve received from our founding partners to get to this point and their support to keep progressing is absolutely fantastic.” The project was announced in late 2016 and has been going from strength to strength. It was first introduced in the Miramar Peninsula, as the airport acts as a natural barrier to predators, enabling it to become

Participants of a Predator Free Miramar working bee build traps in a garage. PHOTO: Dan Henry

possum-free since 2006. This is the first known project of its kind in the world, so following proof of concept on Miramar, it will be rolled out across the city with the hope of Wellington becoming predatorfree by 2030. Recognised charity status will open many pathways for further growth, but James thanks Wel-

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CBD plant boxes now part of Newtown landscape Mechanical Tempest’s Arthur Price next to the plant boxes that now line the former Caltex station site. PHOTO: Jamie Adams


inbrief news Hospital services continue As the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) withdrew its strike notice for tomorrow, hospital and community services in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti will continue as normal on that day. On Monday the union recommended its members accept a collective agreement offer from district health boards very similar to a $520 million offer that was rejected. Nurses’ online voting on the offer runs until Monday, meaning the planned July 5 strike will no longer happen. Patients notified to come to Wellington Regional Hospital tomorrow should attend their appointment. Contingency planning continues for strike action set down for Thursday, July 12.

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The CBD’s loss is Newtown’s gain as plant boxes that had infiltrated Tory St have moved to a new home on Riddiford St. The old Caltex site, which has hosted community bike repair workshop Mechanical Tempest since February, has inherited the plant boxes which had originally been installed in the carriageway of Tory St as part of a temporary council-backed revitalisation project. With Tory St reverted to being a two-way thoroughfare there was a need to relocate the boxes somewhere – an opportunity members of Newtown’s

community took advantage of. Newtown Festival organiser Martin Hanley says it the result of collaboration with Council community liaison officer Ray Tuffin, who had suggested the Caltex site for the boxes. “He t a l ke d wit h u rba n planners and asked where in Newtown they could go,” Martin says. While some of the furniture has gone to a pop-up community centre in the former Salvation Army second-hand store across the road, the plant boxes now serve as a perimeter to Mechanical Tempest’s work site.

Spokesman Arthur Price says the volunteer group is rapt to have inherited them as it makes the site more attractive. “It makes it much better. Next step is to get rid of the fence. It’s there for security and it’s great to have, but with these plant boxes and others from the community gardeners’ group we’ll have a fully enclosed space,” Arthur says. Mechanical Tempest operates a bike repair service three nights a week based on donations, as well as advice on how to maintain bicycles. It works alongside ReBicycle, which restores and gives away bikes that were other-

wise destined for the landfill. “It’s really awesome to have a big space that can be utilised by the community.” The boxes won’t remain in place permanently as neither the Newtown Festival trust nor Mechanical Tempest own the site, but Martin hopes they can find a suitable long-term location for them when the time comes to move. In the meantime the trust plans to make use of the empty space between the shipping containers by developing a removable plywod dancefloor which Martin aims to have built in time for next year’s festival.


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Correction Last week’s lead article about the celebration of Eid at Newtown Library stated that fasting during the month of Ramadan was an act of worship to the Prophet Muhammed. It is in fact an act of worship to Allah, as Muslims do not worship any person. To clarify, adherents of Ramadan are also prohibited from drinking liquids, sexual relations with spouses, and some other activities during daytime. Also, Mohammed Zewada, who was quoted in the story, is no longer an imam of Kilbirnie Mosque.

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inbrief news Female police graduates outnumber men New Zealand policing has reached a milestone with a graduation of the greatest number of women in a recruit wing. Female constables outnumber their male colleagues by 54 percent to 46 percent in Wing 315. Police Minister Stuart Nash congratulated the 78 new constables who graduated last week at the Royal New Zealand Police College at Porirua. “Today’s graduation is historic for the number of female recruits. There are 42 female constables and 36 male constables.” He says police aim to have women make up half of new recruit wings and of more women entering senior ranks.

Fewer children walking to school Auckland parents and some schools actively discourage children from walking and cycling to school due to a lack of safety infrastructure, AA surveys have found. The findings – from surveys of AA Members and working directly with some central Auckland schools over the past two years – highlight the need for simple safety infrastructure like road signs around schools, the AA says. “Parents want to be in a position to let their kids walk or cycle to school,” says Vanessa Wills, Senior Advisor – Infrastructure.

NZ Blood Service turns 20 Sunday marked 20 years since the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) was created and appointed as the Crown Entity responsible for the national provision of all blood services and blood products. Sam Cliffe, Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Blood Service, says over the years New Zealand Blood Service has become a self-sustaining, model agency that many international blood services seek to emulate. “Every day in New Zealand, an average of 79 people require blood or blood products, and it’s thanks to our committed donors that we can ensure a healthy blood supply to anyone in need, anytime and anywhere in the country.”

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A stalwart of Seatoun’s arts scene is saying goodbye after 25 years in Wellington. Ceramic artist Nicola Dench, owner of the Clay Penguin at 13 Hector St, held her last tutorial on Saturday as she now prepares for a new life in the Bay of Plenty. Nicola is leaving the capital for personal reasons after having operated at the studio since September 2009. “I’ve been immersed in fulltime tutoring and working here,” she says. Nicola has had quite a storied career. She has been a trophy maker for Wellington’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards and won a number of awards herself, including the Premier Award at Ceramicus 2009 and a travelling scholarship from New Zealand Potters. She was a regional council member of the NZ Potters Inc which she became president of for two years from 2016, overseeing its name change to Ceramics NZ.

She is also a former committee member of Seatoun Arts and Crafts, during which time she set up the annual Miramar Peninsula Arts Trail in 2012, which ran for several years. Nicola says the best thing about her work is “teaching people”, which she had to keep to three days a week in order to have time to tend to her own work. “Ma k ing my own work doesn’t compare with how excited people get when they make theirs. “I would retain friendships with people and when I visit them I note the things they made in my studio.” Nicola acknowledges how sad it will be to leave the many friends she has made during her time at the Clay Penguin. “A really big thank you for the support over the years, whether it’s coming to my classes and teaching people about clay, and I will miss them.” Nicola will be setting up a small-scale studio in Papamoa, near Tauranga, where

Nicola Dench at her Clay Penguin studio in Seatoun, which she is closing before she departs from Wellington. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

she admits she doesn’t yet know anyone. “I will still be available online and will continue to make my work available throughout the country.” Nicola’s will hold a “reloca-

tion sale” over three days from tomorrow as she prepares to empty her studio to leave Wellington in mid-August. “It’s been a privilege and an honour to be part of this community.”

Home for pregnant teens calls for upgrade help The House of Grace, a safe haven in for pregnant teens, has launched a project to help keep its doors open and its home warm and dry. Its owners need to replace its leaky roof, double-glaze its windows and modify its heating system. House of Grace is a converted boarding house in Newlands founded by Treena and Marcus van Rijssel in 2001 which houses up to four girls with

their babies and a volunteer “house family” of five, and includes a shared kitchen, living rooms and dining area. It also helps its residents develop skills to parent with confidence in a safe and supportive environment where they can live up to three months following the birth of their child. The home has seen hundreds of young mums and babies come through its doors and it

has always been hard to keep warm, Treena says. “We are often dreading to receive our power bills, especially during winter.” As a 1950s concrete house with multiple extensions, its residents find it a very cold, damp, draughty house which has led to damage and also isn’t ideal for new-born babies. “We have to run dehumidifiers and heaters constantly in order to keep the house at a

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Local charity worker part of Kiwi aid effort in West Timor New Zealanders often take education for granted but in countries like Indonesia education is not so readily available. Save the Children NZ (SCNZ) staff member Katherine Richards, who lives in Roseneath, recently travelled to West Timor to see first-hand a new early learning centre contributed by New Zealanders.

“The harsh reality for children living in the poor and remote town of Kefameanau, is that they usually don’t learn to read until the age of eight years old,” Katherine, who works as a donor development co-ordinator, says. “Parents struggle to make a living here so their children don’t have books to read at home. But

now the children have plenty of reading books at school to fuel their imaginations.” Since June 2015 Save the Children has supported a programme that brings early childhood and primary school education to children living in remote communities in Indonesia. SCNZ has provided cash grants for the refurbishment of 30 early

childhood centres and 30 primary schools across the West Timor district. In one village, a sustainable water-piping system has been installed so that children no longer have to carry jerry cans of water to school each day to wash their hands and to drink from. One big boost has been the establishment of weekly reading events and activities in around 57 communi-

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The awe and wonder of science came to Miramar Central School when it held its annual Science Fair last Thursday. What made this one different was the introduction of kits that its principal says has got his students more engaged in science as well as made the job easier for teachers. “Classes have been doing enquiries using scientific investigation as well as capturing the imagination of pupils,” Ed Trotter says. The school has rented three House of Science kits which they will be able to retain for the rest of the year at a cost of just $1200 each. The charitable trust introduced the kits as a way to connect schools to the local science community through “inspiring” experiments and symposiums. Each kit comes with a specific scientific theme – the Physical World, the Material World and the Living World – and introduce pupils to a world of

test tubes, beakers, mirascopes and human body models. “We launched them at the Space and Science Festival in 2016. A third of Wellington primary schools have been using them,” House of Science director Jane Leogreen says. Jane says another benefit is that they encourage literacy by having the young pupils writing hypotheses and outcomes of their experiments. Every class in the school had displays of reports of their scientific investigations, which had taken place in the weeks leading up to the fair. One teacher, Charlotte Sutherland, says the kit she used to introduce new entrants to concepts of solids and liquids using gel substances had left them fascinated. “They discovered liquids that turned to solids after a few seconds. It mixes science with play.” The kits also teach pupils how carbon dioxide causes balloons to expand and the volatility of mixing acids like vinegar with

Princeton (6), Malachi (4) and Ava (8) Leota with a balloon-topped bottle that demonstrates the inflationary effect of carbon dioxide, at Miramar Central School’s Science Fair. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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She’s only 17 but already Alexandra Hall has achieved greatness in Girl Guiding. The Island Bay Ranger received a Queen’s Guide Award, the highest award available to Girl Guide members, at a ceremony at the Island Bay Presbyterian Hall on June 20. It is only attainable by members of the organisation’s senior section (Rangers, Young Alexandra Hall with a bouquet after be- Leaders and Leaders) aged ing presented with her Queen’s Guide between 16- 25, and is comAward. PHOTO: Supplied parable to the Queen’s Scout

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: St Anthony’s School pupils are asked: What makes a good leader?

Chloe Gallacher, Year 8 “Someone you can depend on and who is reliable and trustworthy and you can just go up and talk to them like a friend.”

Eddie Hudson, Year 8 “Someone you can look up to and rely on them to help you if you’re stuck. They go out of their way to help in times of need.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to news@ Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Emilio Bell, Year 7 “A good leader is someone who is reliable and sets good examples and shows lots of great values in their personality.”

Lauren St Just, Year 7 “I think leaders aren’t afraid of change and are willing to help anyone and anything. I think they can do what’s right for others and help no matter what.”

Olivia Napp, Year 8 “I think a leader is someone who tries hard in what they do and are honest and loyal to people they are guiding.”

Moses Mansfield, Year 7 “I think a leader is a person who persuades people to follow them and is a good friend.”

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More important things needed than Te Reo Dear Editor, What a dumb idea put forward by (Justin) Lester/(Jill) Day and supported by the Council, to change the name, and who knows what other English names, to Maori. Are these people incapable of thinking an idea through and seeing the pitfalls as well as the supposed benefits of doing this? The city has gone under the name of Wellington for over 150

years and the world knows it by that name. Can they not imagine it from a tourist point of view where there would be total confusion coming across names that they would struggle to pronounce apart from the fact that they would not know where they were going, especially if this was applied to bus destinations by renaming suburbs. This would also confuse a lot

of the locals, particularly the older people. Deputy Mayor Day reckons there is a large percentage that supports this waste-of-money idea but how many people were asked of their opinion when so much more important things need doing to improve this city. There are plenty of English names and Maori names in and around this city and it’s good to have a mix without having this

idea forced on the public. Spend the money on things that really need it, like fixing the inner-city traffic problem and creating a venue that will attract the real big-name artists here so the city can make money instead of giving it to the other main centres. [abridged] Antony Cooper. Island Bay.

The Cook Strait News has given the council an opportunity to respond. Here is its abridged reply. Dear Editor, I am pleased that the Council’s new Te Reo policy, Te Tauihu, is being debated in your publication. Te Tauihu is a positive policy. It is about adding, not taking away. It’s about embracing our uniqueness, honouring our past and heading towards a future

that sits Te Reo Maori alongside English in our city. We’re now working on our policy implementation plan. This will set the future direction for Te Tauihu and will propose any possible investment. The draft plan will then go back to Council to debate. At this stage, there is no cost

associated with the policy. We’re committed to integrating Te Tauihu into business-as-usual processes as much as possible. As an example, we now have bilingual ward names. These will be used in the material which will be produced for next year’s local body election. There will be no extra cost to using

Smoking and Hypnosis There’s never been a better time to give up smoking. Research just released has found that smoking is much more dangerous than commonly thought. Researchers have found that just one cigarette a day can still raise the risk of a heart attack or stroke to about half the risk from smoking 20 a day. The belief that cutting down reduces the risk of getting smoke related disorders may be true of cancers, but isn’t true for heart disease or stroke. Looking specifically at studies which took into account a range of factors such as age, BMI, cholesterol and blood

pressure, the team found that men smoking one cigarette a day have a 74% increased risk of coronary heart disease compared with never-smokers, while women who smoked one a day had a 119% increased risk. While it might be expected that the risks of coronary heart disease or stroke for those smoking one a day would be about 5% of that for those smoking 20 a day – as is the case for lung cancer – the risk was in fact much higher. Giving up smoking is not easy – Nicotine is present in the tobacco leaf and when a cigarette is burnt,

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longer or different ward names in this material. There was also no cost incurred in consulting on the names as it was part of our regular Representation Review process. This kaupapa (our principle) is just one part of Council’s many work streams. The Council delivers over 300 different services

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Nothing new about difficulty of home ownership Dear Editor, The ‘Property Ladder’ has always been prevalent in New Zealand, especially in the early 1970s where first home owners were encouraged to purchase baches and old houses to convert into flats at the deprivation of the over 30 percent of the young

Baby Boomer’s requiring a first home. A one-only home owner was regarded as a waste, or leach on the real estate economy of NZ. By the 1980s Piggy Muldoon raised the bar again - those Baby Boomers, some married, needed two large incomes to service a

basic mortgage which was well below the required market level deposit, so single Baby Boomer males were never eligible, but with the feminist inf luence and female assistant banking mortgage managers - single Baby Boomer females could easily obtain a first home with

the simple view of getting in male flatmates. Then the never-ending influx of new immigrants with kids needing homes over and above the deprived Baby Boomers. This coalition Government wants wealthy foreign investors in NZ, but only for commercial

Council dictates what ratepayers get Dear Editor, Booze barons challenge WCC liquor control bylaws to dictate their interpretation of and preference against such bylaws without WCC giving equal access to the “mayor’s ears” by the residents and ratepayers? Submissions on liquor control are due in September and bylaw renewal in December. The cycle-

way debacle was just one of the outstanding issues where WCC dictates what the ratepayers will get, rather than what they want. Chris Calvi-Freeman on his Wellington transport portfolio seems to be the propaganda ministry for Mayor Lester with their suppressed commercial sensitive discussions behind closed doors. Not to forget Mayor Lester’s

former deputy Paul Eagle recently sat on 7000 Kiwibank petitions at the behest of Labour’s strategist. Winston Peters should be wary of Mayor Lester’s hidden agendas and watch out Ardern - Lester has his sights set on your job. Martin Beck, Mornington

business investments and not in private land - affecting firsthome housing. After being deprived all our lives, the last thing single male pensioner Baby Boomers need now is to service and maintain a property! Martin Beck, Mornington

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Work under way on airport’s latest upgrade Wellington Airport has begun preliminary demolition work ahead of a $15 million upgrade of the airport’s main terminal building. The upgrade covers approximately 6000 square metres in the main terminal’s public area, equivalent to the size of 12 basketball courts, and will result in the largest visual change to the main terminal since the current terminal opened in 1999. The work will be carried out progressively over the next 12 months. Once completed, visitors will have expansive views across the terminal to aircraft and the coast, according to Wellington Airport’s chief commercial officer Matt Clarke. “The upgrade will transform the airport’s main terminal to a light, open space where travellers can intuitively find their way to and from their flights.

“Our recent extension of the southern part of the terminal gives a flavour of what’s about to come. “The refreshed space with brands like Best Ugly Bagels has been welcomed by the public and this next phase will build on that. Passengers want to see the best of global and local brands reflected in their airport.” Preliminary demolition work has begun with two large air conditioning units being redistributed from the main terminal’s level one into the airport’s ceiling space, where the current food court is located. This project is part of a number of significant works in progress at Wellington Airport, including a new multi-level car park and transport hub and a 134-room four star hotel to be operated by Rydges both due to open in 2018.

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Creating a ‘culture of koha’ for freedom camping A donation scheme using an app for tourists is being trialled in Wellington in a bid to make freedom camping more sustainable. The pilot, using the New Zealand-developed CamperMate, is a partnership between Wellington City Council, CamperMate, and Sustainable Coastlines – the latter being the recipients of the donation platform. It uses existing sensors to support a free travel app designed to make freedom camping easier, with the ability for campers to make a koha. “The app gives visitors access to real time information and key locations, as well as an

option to make a donation to Sustainable Coastlines – so it’s a win-win-win for everyone,” Natural Environment portfolio lead, councillor Peter Gilberd says. “This technology has been at Wellington City Council freedom camping sites for a couple of years and allows us to gather more data on freedom camping visitor numbers and their activities, which will help us better plan for the future.” Visitors can view real-time availability through the CamperMate app through the use of Smart Parking sensors installed in the ground, before they commit to driving to the sites. CamperMate started in 2011 based on

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Big questions for philosophy conference Victoria University of Wellington is about to host 300 of the world’s ablest thinkers as they put their minds to some of life’s knottiest questions. The Australasian Association of Philosophy’s 2018 conference, held in association with the New Zealand Association of Philosophy, will be at Victoria University of Wellington’s Rutherford House from Sunday, July 8 until Thursday, July 12. With Victoria University of Wellington’s Associate Professor Stuart Brock as chief organiser, the conference features more than 120 sessions in which philosophy academics and postgraduate students from New Zealand, Australia and other parts of the world will present their ideas

and open them to wider discussion. Among 10 Victoria University of Wellington speakers at the conference will be Professor Simon Keller, who, as president of the New Zealand Association of Philosophy, will give an address exploring mental health-related issues. There will also be a lecture by Associate Professor Serene Khader — which is free, open to the public and at Rutherford House, 6.30–8pm on Tuesday, July 10 — entitled What is Global Women’s Empowerment? The conference will be preceded by the Australasian Association for Logic Conference at Victoria University of Wellington on Friday July 6 and Saturday July 7.

the idea of using smart phone technology to make it easier for tourists to access information, says founder Adam Hutchinson. “We’re excited about this donation pilot project, in particular how to operate a sustainable freedom campsite. “We are wanting to not only educate visitors on responsible camping, but also create a culture of koha which helps the Council maintain a site and ensure freedom camping is sustainable,” adds Adam. The donation platform on the app means

all revenue donated would be given to Sustainable Coastlines, minus a small fee for the pilot scheme. Sustainable Coastlines Wellington Programmes Manager Oliver Vetter says the waterfront and coastline is one of the drawcards for visitors, so a koha option to show their appreciation is welcome. “This initiative will help us achieve our mission statement to enable locals and visitors to look after the coastlines and waterways they know and love.”


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LLOYD KELLY is a Wellington-based jeweller and watchmaker, specialising in the manufacturing of custom-made jewellery for all types of occasions. We have a particular expertise in creating beautiful engagement/wedding rings, as well as general watch repair services. For that little extra care and attention give us a call, 04 389 2085. NEKO NGERU CAT ADOPTION CAFÉ We are NZ’s 1st Cat Adoption Café. Come and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as you de-stress through ‘kitty play therapy’. Small door charge for entry to the cat room. 291 Jackson Street, Petone 04-589-2287 www. Bring this ad for 10% discount for food and entry. Warm up this winter by brewing beer at the OCCASIONAL BREWER! The perfect indoor activity to do with friends or family. We have everything you need to brew commercial quality beer from scratch, no experience required. Visit us at 85 Adelaide Rd, Mount Cook or Gift vouchers also available. LA ROTISSERIE DU CANARD Homemade healthy and tasty food for one person or the whole famiiy. Full, half or quarter rotisserie chicken, duck, and pork. Try our famous duck fat roasted potatoes with aioli sauce and our amazing sandwiches. Located by Miramar Wharf. Wednesday to Sunday. 11am to 7pm The CARRELLO DEL GELATO store in Oriental Bay offers an delicious selection of traditional Italian-style pizza including our popular Mushroom and Spinach and Garlic Pizza Bread. We also serve over 16 flavours of award-winning gelato - and gelato cookies! - and an exceptional blend of coffee. Call us at 04 891 3827 or visit for more. THE KIWI ART HOUSE Check out possible new artworks for your home from Wellington’s biggest selection of original paintings. Visit The Kiwi Art House Gallery, at the top of Cuba St. See exhibitions and work by top Wellington and national artists. 288 Cuba St Wellington. WELLINGTON SEWING CENTRE has a terrific stock of yarns for all your winter woolly projects. More than 80 kinds of yarn from some 20 top-quality brands, plus an extensive range of knitting and crocheting patterns, make the large Kilbirnie Plaza shop a haven for wool-lovers. It’s also a happy place for dressmakers and quilters, with its tasteful array of fabrics and, large selection of haberdashery and other sewing essentials - including sewing machines and overlockers. With free 2 hour parking in Kilbirnie Plaza, Wellington Sewing Centre is your friendly, convenient wool and sewing shop!

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WELLINGTON MUSEUM Located at the heart of Wellington’s waterfront explore the weird and wonderful stories from across the Wellington region. Housed in the elegant Bond Store, Wellington Museum is a treasure trove of curiosity for all ages. Discover the rich social and cultural history that makes Wellington the creative and vibrant capital it is today.

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TUSSOCK RIDGE FARM TOURS Experience the natural beauty of winter with an unforgettable 4WD tour through our sheep, cattle and horse farm. Get up close to wild horses, pet sheep and eels. Warm up with afternoon tea at our shepherd’s cabin overlooking the Pacific Ocean and south island. w w tours, info @, (04) 478-0001.

BAMBUCHI restaurant is a hidden gem in the heart of Hataitai. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and retreat into our Balinese inspired dining room and enjoy a South East Asian inspired menu full of fresh seasonal produce & local free farmed meats. Join us for Wellington on a plate 2018. Phone 043864615 HONOUR FASHION Trelise Cooper, Karen Walker, Andrea Moore - we have it all. We stock a fantastic range of pre-loved clothing, including stunning winter jackets, dresses, trousers and jeans. and near-new winter shoes and boots. We also buy yours! Come and see us at 105 Vivian St or Johnsonville Mall. 027 247 1050. SPACE PLACE AT CARTER OBSERVATORY Travel through the southern skies, explore the exhibition, and take a look at the night sky through the Thomas Cooke telescope. Space Place’s stunning full dome planetarium shows bring the magic to life! Each show includes a live presentation of the night sky over New Zealand. Get a taste of Parliament. BELLAMYS BY LOGAN BROWN restaurant is now open to anyone wishing to experience this special, unique and historical place. Serving fresh, seasonal and sustainably sourced produce at ‘our place’. Level 3, The Beehive, Tues – Fri for lunch & dinner. Book in advance to secure your table at or call 04 817 9678

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a jazz course at Christchurch Polytechnic. After graduating he played in jazz bands There will be a local element when an on cruise ships from 2000 to 2006 before internationally award-winning songstress moving to Toronto to be with his then returns to the Wellington theatre scene girlfriend. this month. He settled in Wellington after returning Our summer pools were built by us. Johnny Lawrence will be playing double Newdid Zealand fourfuss. years ago where he Blends to in well cause no bass in the three-piece house bandWith for hydro met pianist Dan Hayles, of Island Bay, who slide will cause a splash. Ali Harper’s touring show Songs And For to it will be joining him for this show. many people dash. Nobodies. “I got called in to do this by Dan. We play Through native bush we twist and wiggle. Christchurch-based Ali will return to in town at various bars, even sometimes in From the children brings a giggle. Circa Theatre after previous appearances Newtown. Bebemos is next door to me.” Severn days a week the place is open. in A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas Johnny is familiar with much of the Hot summer days all are and Bombshells. material inwe Songs Forhopen! Nobodies. The show, written by Joanna Mur“A lot of the songs in this are played in ray-Smith, has Ali playing five everyday cruise ships, and I’ve played a variety of women who became musical superstars genres in them.” Public Notice – Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Plaf, As well as the double bass, Johnny plays Billie Holiday andOF Maria THECallas D AY– with the bass guitar and piano. While he enjoys its focus being on the stories of their Wainuiomata Squash Club the “earthier” sound of the bass, he loves life-changing encounters. that piano canAGM be played alone whereas Johnny, who lives above his studio in cen- bass is more of a band instrument. 51. tralJ.K. Newtown, looks forward to performing Ali’s show, which has been touring the Rowling the music that defined the era of the five South Island7.00pm since May, has received chose thethe genres they were known for. positive divas and reviews from critics. A writer for Monday 30th November Like Ali, Johnny is originally from Theatreview unusual NZClubrooms states that she “is so good At the Christchurch, and has played the double at times, I hardly recognise her – she has name bass since he was 17 when he enrolled in become the alter ego she represents”. ‘Hermione’ Corner of Main Road so young and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata girls wouldn’t be teased Bringing local news for being nerdy! to the community


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Chloe describes her residency as a time of “being upside down”. On the other side of the world from her home in Paris, she says things have changed for her, including the way she sees things and understands them to be. During her residency with Te Whare Hera, Chloe has travelled into and out of New Zealand, and her works reflect a certain type of dream-state experienced when travelling through different time zones - reality and imagination run into and out of each other seamlessly. Le Sceau de Salomon can be found at The Engine Room, the gallery forWainuiomata Whiti o Rehua News School View the of Art, at Massey University in online Wellington.

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Wellingtonians recognised for giving absolute positive best Thirteen Wellingtonians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty have each been recognised this year with an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian award. The 13 recipients were presented with their certificates by Mayor Justin Lester at an event at City Gallery Wellington last Wednesday evening. The winners’ contributions to the community took many forms including years of service to their ethnic communities and to the marginalised, and to the arts,

swimming and education. “It’s our city’s people who make this such a special place to live,” says the Mayor. “These awards are about acknowledging the people who selflessly give so much to our communities – people who volunteer their time and effort to make our city a better place.” Recipients included Stephanie McIntyre, who has been Director of Wellington’s Downtown Community Ministry and a “champion of the most marginalised

Wellingtonians”. Taruna Bhana has worked for the Wellington Indian Association for more than 10 years, including helping look after the organisation’s large complex in Kilbirnie. There was Carol Comber, a driving force behind residents group Mt Cook Mobilised since it was formed 11 years ago; Tanemahuta Gray, the “kahukura” of Taki Rua Productions, who has made an enduring contribution to performing arts in Wellington; Todd Morton, who has owned and run Easys-

wim Swim School for 12 years; and Shelagh Magadza, who has engaged the wider public during her tenure as Artistic Director of the New Zealand Festival. Also noted was recently retired Wellington College headmaster Roger Moses, whose school built a remarkable record in national examinations; Colin Ryder, who has been involved in numerous Wellington conservation projects for 30 years; Lloyd Scott was a pioneering actor on the Wellington theatre circuit, who last year

retired after more than 50 years in radio; Grant Stevenson, who for the past 22 years managed events that have contributed to Wellington’s creative reputation and Bernice Williams who has been involved with Ngaio Playcentre, the Wellington Playcentre Association and Ngaio Primary School. Finally, Steve Hind and Gary Hurring, have been at the helm of a nine-year project to transform the pool at Wellington East Girls’ College into a fit-for-purpose community facility.

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Former Ian Thorpe coach in stint at Capital Swim Club By Jamie Adams

Months after the standout success of one of their most promising swimmers, the Capital Swim Club has further reason to smile with the temporary appointment of Doug Frost as head coach. Doug, 74, is one of Australia’s most successful swimming coaches, having led the national team to success at championship events in the lead-up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics and, more

memorably, guided legend Ian Thorpe to his gold medal hauls at Sydney and other major meets. He will replace Gary Hollywood, who will be on annual leave for three weeks following the National Open Championships currently being held in Auckland. Gary has been credited with the amazing development of Roseneath’s Lewis Clareburt, who won a bronze in the 400m

IM at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. The Cook Strait News was unable to contact Gary, who is with the Wellington team at the NZ Open Championships in Auckland this week. But in an interview published on website Swim Swam in May, he is quoted as saying: “I have been extremely fortunate to have Doug Frost as a long time mentor and friend. Australian swimming coaches

are a wonderful community and I’ve been lucky enough over many years to experience their wonderful Aussie mateship.” It further adds that the friendship developed after he first met Doug at an Australian Coaches Conference in 2001. Capital Swim Club chair Karen Thomas says they are “extremely pleased” to secure Doug’s services. “It’s a reflection of our standing as a high-performing NZ

Club that Doug Frost would consider this assignment. “We are looking for ways the whole club can benefit from the time that Doug is with us, either through direct contact or through Doug providing supervision to our other coaches, who in turn will pass this on to their swimmers.” One of the events Doug will oversee the club compete in is the Swimming Wellington Long Distance meet on July 21.

Macy one to watch as NZ surf lifesavers come second Macy Burns of the Lyall Bay Surf Lifesaving Club showed she will be a force to be reckoned with when the Lifesaving World Championships roll round for the Junior Black Fins in Adelaide in November. She was part of a New Zealand Surf Life Saving High Performance team that finished an impressive second at the annual Sanyo Cup in Japan last month. Despite her raw experience and nerves around competing against some of the world’s best surf athletes, she stood up and made her mark over the second day of the two-day competition at Momochi Beach in Fukuoka. After finishing 20 points behind main rivals Australia on the first day, the New Zealand team pushed back on day two to finish

a mere eight points behind their rivals, meaning they finished the overall event second. New Zealand coach, Danny Morrison, said every athlete did the country proud after giving it “everything they had”. “We are very proud of our team as they gave it absolutely everything on the beach and left nothing in the tank. They all took on the challenge of improving on their day one performance and I’m stoked to say they delivered on that promise.” “They took on some of the best surf athletes in the world and to deliver the results that they did, is very pleasing. We couldn’t be happier with their performance.” Macy was joined by Lyall Bay clubmate Luther Maxwell in the 12-strong team.

Macy Burns takes off during a relay event in the Sanyo Cup. PHOTO: Japan Lifesaving Association

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LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: Premier (Jubilee Cup) Tawa beat Marist St Pats 15-14 Old Boys University beat Oriental Rongotai 18-17 Premier (Hardham Cup) Upper Hutt beat Wellington 29-22 Johnsonville beat Avalon 33-15 Premier Reserve (Ed Chaney Cup) Marist St Pats beat Tawa 32-10 Oriental Rongotai beat Old Boys University 27-17 Poneke Bye Premier Reserve (HD Morgan Memorial Cup) Upper Hutt beat Wellington FC 27-12 Johnsonville beat Avalon 57-17

Women’s (Tia Paasi Memorial Cup) Oriental Rongotai beat Petone 72-17 Northern United beat Marist St Pats 51-14 Women’s (Izzy Ford Cup) Hutt Old Boys Marist 34-20 Poneke beat Avalon 29-14 Under 21 (Viv Calcinai Memorial Cup) Wainuiomata beat Johnsonville 32-17 Old Boys University beat Wellington FC 24-10 Poneke beat Avalon 101-5 First Grade (Johnsonville Centennium Cup) Hutt Old Boys Marist beat Marist St Pats by default Petone beat Old Boys University 13-12

85kg Restricted (JC Bowl) Tawa beat Johnsonville 28-7 Avalon beat Wellington FC by default Old Boys University beat Marist St Pats 28-17 Paraparaumu 80/80s beat Western Suburbs by default Reserve Grade (Paul Donoghue Memorial Cup) Upper Hutt beat Poneke 26-12 Johnsonville Bye Reserve Grade (John Davies Cup) Western Suburbs beat OBU 69ers 38-31 OBU Pink Ginners beat Upper Hutt 24-19 Marist St Pats beat OBU Teddy Bears 31-10 Paremata beat OBU Righteous Bros 56-14

LOCAL FOOTBALL RESULTS Men’s Central League Miramar Rangers v Wellington Olympic 1-3 Wellington Utd v Wairarapa Utd 2-3 CAPITAL PREMIER Island Bay Utd v Western

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Underrated Kaino passes the torch to the willing The past, present and future of New Zealand rugby was on display when the Blues beat the Reds at Eden Park last Friday. Jerome Kaino got to farewell his home ground with one last win while brothers Rieko and Akira Ioane showed just how talented they are. Many may have forgotten just how talented Kaino was as a loose forward in his prime. For much of his 83 appearances for the All Blacks, he was an automatic selection and considered the enforcer of the team, such was his uncompromising and physical approach. His peak was the 2011 World Cup where he was Graham Henry’s most reliable player under the intense scrutiny of a home tournament with fans desperate for a title. The 35-year-old may well have passed the torch on to Akira for that role, much like his brother Reiko

took Julian Savea’s barn-storming winger tag. Akira has already been ear-marked for national honours for many years and with the All Blacks mulling their loose-forward options, Akira looks to be the next long-term option. The brothers Ioane were the best players on Eden Park, chewing up the run metres and busting tackles. Rieko, starting at second five, seemed to thrive on getting his hands on the ball more often. His performance was reminiscent of his Blues coach Tana Umaga who moved from the wing into the midfield in the latter stages of his career. The Blues showed, against a terrible Reds side, there is talent in the franchise. Fans can be rightly frustrated, maybe 2019 will be their year? With the Ioane brothers, they have two weapons that could make that a reality.


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STRATHMORE LOCAL A POPULAR CHOICE FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS It may be a popular favourite in the area but the Strathmore Local is still a hidden gem from many in the eastern suburbs and wider wellington. The Local has undergone a major renovation earlier this year to commemorate their 20 year anniversary with the catch phrase being “Like the good old days”. Modern but fun like the old days was the inspiration and getting people away from work

day stress and modern devices and unwinding down at your local. With good hearty gastro pub meals and extensive facilities it is no wonder that the Strathmore Local has become a firm choice for regulars. The Local offers great value with a good selection of local wine and craft beer. The mouth-watering meals at the Strathmore Local are made using local suppliers, including the famously

delicious sausages from the Strathmore Butchery. There’s something for everyone at the Strathmore Local, including three fire places, separate dining area, a private function room that can hold up to 50 guests, two outdoor areas, pool table, TAB facilities and gaming lounge. When the rugby is on head down to the Strathmore Local and you can catch all the big games on their big

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