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Iconic store closing
By Glenise Dreaver
Allan and Gloria Ngan will sadly close the door of their iconic Johnsonville Mall fashion business, Gloria’s, on August 31. It’s over 30 years since they started in Queensgate and 27 years since they found their home in the local mall, after two years in another mall shop. Allan admits to feeling a little bit guilty of behalf of their loyal customers, some clearly distressed by the closure and some who even followed them from Queensgate. Continued on page 2. The staff at Gloria’s. Gloria and Allan Ngan at left, with staff members manageress Christine Callaghan and Julie Gilbertson. PHOTO provided.
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Sadness as iconic mall shop shuts Continued from page 1. It’s not just loyal customers. Allan tells the story of putting up a notice for a sales assistant a few days after they moved into the mall. (Gloria was still at Queensgate.) Christine Callaghan answered. They chatted briefly and 29 years later she’s still
there, now manageress. “With her own loyal following,” says Allan. “My two children were bought up in this store from when they were babies,” Christine says. “There’s not many employers that would let that happen.” A second staff member,
Julie Gilbertson, has been with them for many years too. Hers has been slightly broken service, but still far in excess of the usual retail “shelf life”. For the Ngan’s, the time has come to retire, to visit children and mind grandchildren in Melbourne and Auckland. “We’re booked up until the
end of the year!” says Gloria. Then there will be travel. The couple will decide where later. The Ngans are both grateful for the support they have had over the years. “We would like to thank our many customers for coming on this journey and supporting us,” says Allan.
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“A monkey is hanging from a branch of a tree and a hunter 200 metres away is aiming a gun with no sights, so he aims by looking along the barrel. “As he fires, the monkey sees the flash, lets go of the branch and falls. Does the bullet hit the monkey or pass over his head?” In June, Rob Julian of Johnsonville took a three-day seminar with the physics and chemistry lecturers of Kyauk See Technological College in Mandalay in Myanmar (formerly Burma).
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Mentors for foodies Entries are now open for The Good Food Boost in Wellington, giving start-up local foodie businesses the chance to apply for mentoring. The winners are selected
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MP finds it was not a good week for cycling By Glenise Dreaver
List MP Brett Hudson back at work on Day 2. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver
National List MP Brett Hudson, based in Ohariu, had a bad day last Tuesday. He was, as usual, up at 4am and out on his bike for his weekday training run, of 42-46km, by 4.30am. His good intention for the day - and for the next five to six weeks - came to nothing however, on Hutt Road just south of the Aotea Quay overpass. “I ran into the back of a taxi,” he says, adding that his bike came off worse than he did, needing a new frame and many bits replaced. Once home, he realised he’d better get down to A and E and found he’d broken his collarbone and a rib. Brett was told he was lucky with a clean break, not right through, so will heal perfectly, “but it’ll be sore for a while.” That’s true, though Brett says the pills are wonderful, as is the sling that relieves the pain considerably. Though he can soon get back on his indoor trainer (one-handed) the accident has severely interrupted
his training plan. Around December last year his weight had, he said, “ballooned” so he started training again. Once back on his bike he reconnected with Harbour City Racing, a cycling group he’d fi rst met a couple of years ago, many of them in the IT industry, as Brett was before he entered Parliament. Earlier this year, one of their number had died of cancer. They are entering the iconic Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on November 23, aiming to break five hours, in his memory. It wasn’t a good bi king week. On Saturday morning he says he got a “terminal” puncture near Petone ( a hole in the tyre that he couldn’t fi x out in the Wellington storm). He’d pushed the bi ke back 3km, to the bottom of the Ngauranga Gorge, when a Good Samaritan stopped and asked if he wanted a lift. (He did!) And if you’re wondering how Brett got home on Tuesday mor n ing – he hired the taxi he’d hit to take him, and his bike bits, home.
A taste of France The next concert from Voix de Femmes, at the Khandallah Town Hall on Sunday August 26, will include Wellington’s own Edith Piaf, Rachel France. With her accordion she will transport her audience to the streets of Paris made so celebrated by The Little Sparrow. The hall is a new venue for this popular choir, which in Chansons de Légende will feature songs made classic by artists like Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, Paul Simon and Freddie Mercury. Sunday, August 26, 2.30pm, Khandallah Town Hall. Tickets: $20 from choir members (04 476 9062) or at the door.
Winter amusement The Khandallah Arts Theatre opens a seven-performance season of The Pink Hammer tomorrow , Thursday July 19, in the Cochrane Hall in Cashmere School at 7.30pm. The play runs for two weeks each Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 4pm on July 22. Director Lynn Coory describes this as “a very funny modern Kiwi play”. It details what happens when an old-school carpenter and a group of liberated women find themselves accidentally working together.
Music in the gardens Gardens Magic is the flagship annual Summer City event. Musicians of all styles – soul, rock, pop, jazz, folk, classical, choral, avant-garde and more – are invited to apply to be part of Gardens Magic, Summer City event held every January A wide variety of Aotearoa’s music legends and rising stars are showcased on the Wellington Botanic Garden Soundshell stage. As the sun goes down, the surrounding gardens are transformed with a magical lighting installation for 18 nights, perfect for a summer picnic with whanau and friends. The event dates are Tuesday January 8– Sunday January 27 2019. Applications can be made online at wellington.govt.nz/gardens-magic and are open until 5pm Monday August 20.
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inbrief news Cans for Good Wattie’s Cans for Good will run over a fortnight from August 13-24. The event gives kindergartens and schools nationwide the opportunity to help make a difference by collecting cans for The Salvation Army foodbanks, restocking shelves in the middle of the harsh winter period. To register, go to: www.watties. co.nz/cansforgood
Big changes at Nestles After a review of Nestlé’s confectionery business in Australasia, Nestlé will sell Kiwi confectionery brands Mackintosh’s, Heards, Black Knight and Fabulicious Red Licorice, as well as Life Savers and Oddfellows, to Quadrant Private Equity, owners of RJ’s and Darrell Lea confectionery. Quadrant will manufacture these local brands in New Zealand.. This will result in some redundancies at Nestlé’s Wiri factory, which will now focus on Maggi soups, recipe mixes and a wide range of products for professional food service.
Car park closed Wellington City Council began construction of a temporary home for the Royal New Zealand Ballet on Monday July 23, which meant the Michael Fowler Centre car park will close on Saturday July 21. The prefabricated building will be assembled in the car park and is expected to take three to four months to construct. The building will house the RNZB while it vacates the St James Theatre for earthquake strengthening. “The work on the St James is planned to be completed in time for the 2020 New Zealand Festival, but is likely to be completed before then,” says a city council spokesperson. No decision has yet been made about what will happen to the car park and the building once the RNZB returns to the St James Theatre.
Creativity with cactus By Glenise Dreaver
The cactus chair that Magda Botha has put at the front of her Johnsonville Mall shop, Ammi Floral Design, is drawing a lot of comment. Magda says it has given her the idea to run a competition for people to create their own cactus creations “They can get an entry form from me, and take a photo of what they’ve made. It doesn’t have to be a chair! “I’ll put all the photos in the window for people to vote on up until August 13.” Winners will receive vouchers from AMMI she says, adding: “It’s a way to bring people together.” “And people can ask me for advice and help if they want to.” There’s another idea brewing to run at the same time – this is about broken ceramic pieces and a forest trail of succulents. “If people want to do more than one thing they can,” she says.
The ebullient Magda Botha of Ammi Floral Design, who is running a Cactus Creation competition. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver
Predator Free policy deeply flawed local scientists claim A research collaboration between two scientists, from Victoria University and the Greater Wellington Regional Council, is describing the government’s Predator Free 2050 policy as “badly designed and unachievable”. The latest research says there are three flawed assumptions — that predator extermination is the best way to protect biodiversity, that we need to eradicate every stoat, rat and possum
to protect biodiversity, and that complete eradication of predators is possible. Victoria’s Associate Professor Wayne Linklater says however, that many scientists are critical of the policy and that complete eradication of predators is “technologically impossible”. “Biodiversity is affected more in some places by habitat decline and plant eaters than it is by predators.” But he says that perhaps
one of the biggest issues is that eliminating selected predators from complex communities of other plants, animals and humans could cause populations of other introduced animals to erupt. “Many people also have valid concerns about the safety and cruelty of predator control methods, and the policy fails to take into account Maori views on predator management as well, particularly on Maori
lands.” “Building biodiversity sanctuaries, along with work to suppress predators and restore habitats in the landscape around those sanctuaries, has been proven to be a far more effective approach,” he says. “Biodiversity would thrive in the sanctuaries and then spill over into the surrounding areas, eventually creating a network of populations of our endangered species across New Zealand.”
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: How are you finding the new bus system?
Keryn Ward, Johnsonville “I’ve only done one offpeak so far and it was fine.”
JP Santiago, Johnsonville “It’s my first time travelling on it and I’ve got big expectations!”
May Ratia, Ngaio “I went to the wrong stop but they helped me and the right one‘s not far away.”
Liainaiala Liaina, Auckland “I’m a driver and it’s my second day down here. It’s working well. Absolutely!”
Jessica Mockett, Johnsonville “I’ve personally had no trouble but some people seem agitated.”
Harry Atkins, Johnsonville “It’s great. A lot more efficient.”
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Not a clever venue choice Dear Editor The photographs of the evening held on July 3 to provide an update on the changes to the 54 bus service say it all. Surely, with the amount of interest expected, it would have made more sense to hold this in a larger space? I went along with my
daughter but with the numbers there and the dangerously cramped space, could not get close enough to the map to view the new route. It is great that the initiative was taken to provide more information. However, with such big changes to the bus transport system pending, surely
every effort should have been made to provide clear and easily accessible information - a missed opportunity in my view. Helen Thompson Churton Park
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Rotary Kaukau changeover Wel l i ng ton Dist r icts’ youngest Rotary Club celebrated its second change of club president on Sunday July 8. As well as club members, friends and family there were three former district governors and the current District Governor present. Rotary District 9940 Gover nor Ma r ion Johnston congratulated incoming president Prue Harrison. Prue is only the third President of Rotary Kaukau and the club’s first female president. Outgoing president Michael Middlemiss thanked club a nd com m ittee
members for their efforts throughout the year, which amongst other things saw the Khandallah Christmas Fair resurrected as an annual event. As new president, Prue announced the launch of the new “Local Heroes” series of presentations. The club plans to find local heroes in the community doing something exciting or courageous and invite the community along to hear them speak. The first speaker will be Lee Mauger, founder of the Space & Science Festival. Lee will be talking about “Encouraging the next gen-
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providing plants, technical assistance and materials. “We’ve gone from just a couple of community groups helping look after reserves to around 140 – and that’s not including all the backyard predator free groups.” “Karori is right in the heart of and literally surrounded by the Outer Green Belt,” says Andy. “Makara Peak Supporters and Katch 22 do a fantastic job, Zealandia has around 500 incredible volunteers, but
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there’s no group helping look after all the rest of the reserves in and around Karori. “On Thursday we will talk about setting up a Friends of Karori Bush Reserves, and the initial projects that the group might take on.” Andy says there’s been lots of positive feedback to the idea. “Everyone who is keen to improve the natural environment is very welcome to come to the meeting, or if they can’t make it, to get in touch.”
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Jean Heath is the president of the Rebus club of Johnsonville North and she’s extending an invitation to local people to visit their meetings. The Rebus stands for Retired Business Persons, though that’s not a rule - Jean is one of the members not yet retired for example. She is clear they are not a service group, but part of a national organisation which provides social activities for older people. These can include getting speakers in, arranging outings and supporting interest groups that may form among the membership. Johnsonville has groups that walk, or play scrabble or mahjong. The eating out, outings and coffee groups have been short of numbers, but Jean is hoping that with a few new members they may be resurrected. There are 43 members already, but she says that their optimum number is 50, so there is room for more people. “And although member numbers are a bit lower than we’d like, we have a very high attendance rate among those who
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do belong,” Jean says. She also welcomes those waiting for a place at other groups in the area, saying they are welcome to attend Johnsonville meetings while they wait for a place nearer home. They meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 10am at the Johnsonville Club in Norman Lane. The local group is one of many in New Zealand which had been part of the Australasian Probus organisation. Amidst what are best described as differences in financial policies, many on this side of the Tasman have disaffiliated and become part of the New-Zealand-based Rebus organisation.
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKS AND LIMITED EDITION PRINTS FOR SALE IN KHANDALLAH VILLAGE Mitchell Studios Fine Art Gallery in Khandallah Village continues to showcase the work of late New Zealand artist Leonard Victor Mitchell (www. leonardvictormitchell.co.nz), as featured on TVNZ’s Sunday programme earlier this year. Limited edition fine art prints are due in store soon and a selection of greeting
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Western suburbs takes prime spot By Grant Stephen
A 900-strong crowd witnessed a magnificent game of football on Sunday afternoon when New World Newlands North Wellington faced 2017 Central League Champions Western Suburbs in the Chatham Cup at Alex Moore Park. At stake was a place in the nationwide quarter finals for the most coveted prize in New Zealand football. North Wellington were in with a chance having made the quarter finals as recently as 2016 and winning the Premier League
only last week. Western Suburbs put in a clinical performance and demonstrated why they are currently placed second in the Central League. The contest was fierce and the crowd were entertained an with end to end performance that kept both goal keepers busy. However the first goal fell to Wests three minutes before the half time break after Norths were forced into a defensive error. Six minutes into the second half Wests struck again to make it 2-0. Barely 90 seconds later, Maksym Kowal got one back for the home team to make it 2-1 to
North Wellington Captain Chas Lawrence puts his body on the line in an attempt to stop Western Suburbs’ Noah Billingsley attacking the North Wellington goal. PHOTO: Glyn Badcock
Karori Small Sticks in good heart By Glenise Dreaver
Louise Saviker of Karori never played hockey herself. But one of the two co-convenors of the Karori Junior Hockey Club, she brings a real love of the game that has developed with her own children’s involvement with the Small Sticks, Hockey New Zealand’s nationally-branded junior programme. Youth hockey in Karori has been strong for the last seven years she says and she particularly appreciates New Zealand Hockey’s strong stand against specialisation in youth sport. “In Wellington, that’s really being followed through.” It means that there is only one weekly club training session a week, minimising the time
children are allowed to participate. “That multi-faceted approach gives children a lot more benefits that some other sports.” More recent changes are also coming in, with a new policy that teams are formed not just from the best players, but are age-based. “It’s a move to develop everyone. We’re not just looking at what could result in an investment in the Olympics in ten years’ time,” she says. The Karori club has also put in a zoning policy, meaning young players from other suburbs can no longer come in, effectively displacing local children in the teams. She says their club is in very good heart, its seven to eight teams working well and running on 100 per cent volunteers. “That keeps it affordable,” she says. For two terms, it costs just $150 per player.
Small Sticks players in action: Ellie Cook, Sienna Partridge, Nell Laracy McCrystal, Tommy Brow and Calvin Double are all Year 5 and 6 players from Karori. PHOTO: Malcolm Brow
the visitors. This was as good as it got for North Wellington with Wests scoring two further goals to take what was a comfortable victory in the end, winning 4-1. The North Wellington side now turns their attention to completing their four remaining league games and preparing for the Central league play-offs in August.
On Saturday the Just Paterson Real Estate Men’s Reserves side lost 4-2 to Seatoun while the men’s third team defeated Karori 4-0 to remain at the top of the table in Division 4. Both women’s division 1 sides did well on Sunday with New World Churton Park winning 3-1 over Wairarapa with a hat trick to Cerys Clowes and New World Newlands defeating Island Bay 4-2.
LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: Premier 1 (Jubilee Cup) Wainuiomata beat Johnsonville 46-36 Premier 2 (Hardham Cup) Oriental Rongotai beat Northern United 37-33 Old Boys University beat Tawa 31-12 Premier Reserve (Ed Chaney Cup) Oriental Rongotai beat Northern United 37-33 Old Boys University beat Tawa 21-17 Premier Reserve (HD Morgan Cup) Northern United beat Oriental Rongotai 37-33 Old Boys University beat Tawa 31-12 Women’s 1 (Tia Passi Memorial Cup) Paremata-Plimmerton beat Marist St Pats 36-17 Oriental Rongotai beat Northern United 43-36 Women’s 2 (Izzy Ford Cup) Old Boys University beat Poneke 57-0 Under 21 Div 1 (John E Kelly Memorial Cup) Northern United beat OBU Green 29-20 Under 21 Div 2 (Vic Calcinai
Memorial Cup) Avalon beat OBU White by default Poneke beat Johnsonville 32-10 Oriental Rongotai beat OBU Black by default First Grade (Johnsonville Centennium Cup) Hutt Old Boys Marist beat Old Boys University 47-17 85kg Restricted 1 (Paul Potiki Memorial Shield) Tawa beat OBU Bunnies 44-18 85kg Restricted 2 (Tony O’Brien Shield) Johnsonville beat Western Suburbs 55-7 Reserve Grade 1 (Paul Donoghue Memorial Cup) Johnsonville beat Tawa 48-7 Reserve Grade 2 (John Davies Cup) Paremata-Plimmerton beat OBU 69ers 54-31 Western Suburbs beat OBU Teddy Bears 31-14 OBU Pink Ginners beat OBU Righteous Bros 46-24
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Wrestling with the reality of UFC There’s an age-old saying that characters create cash. The more charismatic and captivating someone is, the more people want and will pay to see them. The biggest company in mixed martial arts, the UFC, is finding that out. Down on big names to engage casual fans, they turn to a guy with a professional wrestling background to get eyeballs on their product. A fortnight ago, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier knocked out UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic to claim both titles. It was a big fight but more for the pure MMA fans, mostly. Like all good stories, a fight needs a protagonist and antagonist. Both Cormier and Miocic are nice guys - that draws money but it’s not the blockbuster study in contrast that sells a casual fan. Enter Brock Lesnar. A former two-time NCAA champion, former UFC heavyweight champion and current World Wrestling Entertainment universal champion. Lesnar has the credentials and most of all that antagonist edge. Lesnar lives in rural Canada, out of the limelight. Speculation is he doesn’t love wrestling or MMA - he
loves money. Once one fight ends, the promotion starts for the next one. Once Cormier invited Lesnar into the octagon, Lesnar the money earner began. He cut a typical bad guy promo reminiscent of the golden days of boxing and then got physical with Cormier. Clearly the whole thing was staged, but it looked to get a little too real for even Cormier, who seemed visibly shocked as things got physical. Lesnar draws and here’s why. He’s bigger than most normal people, he’s an ass-kicker with a pedigree and he doesn’t care what people think. All of that is fascinating and it makes people part with their money. Whether you love him or hate him, Lesnar doesn’t care. He just wants your money. The other realisation is that whether you love wrestling or MMA, the reality is both are very similar. Tell a compelling story which leads to a physical altercation that people want to pay to see. Lesnar and Cormier are likely to fight in early 2019. It will draw more than Miocic and Cormier a fortnight ago. Take that to the bank.
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