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Training harder, feeling fitter and growing stronger paid off for Eve Southan and her Life in Motion teams at last week’s Wellington Ultra Urban Marathon (WUU2K). It also paid off for PADA, a Johnsonville-based service supporting those with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression. Thirty runners from Life in Motion, a community-based initiative offering free and low cost fitness to northern suburbs, raised $3374 for PADA. Running the Ultra marathon last year, Eve raised $2700 for PADA and suggested the July 14 ultra marathon to her Life in Motion members who were quick to sign up. Continued on page 2. Relay team Life in Motion - WTF? (Where’s the Finish) Supon Vann, Mike Clark and Jason Southan completed the Wellington Ultra Urban Marathon in 8hrs 58m. PHOTO: Life in motion


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Win-win situation for local runners Continued from page 1. Running parts of the course from Khandallah Park to Mount Victoria every Sunday for the last 12 weeks proved great training for the day. “The guys knew exactly where to r un, they were trained to run on the trail,” Eve says. Entering in relay teams of three for the 62km course, running 20km legs each, all completed the course in ranging from 8h 11m to 11h and 26m, with one team making it to the top 10. Eve ran the solo 62km event in 9h and 8m, 1h 30m faster than last year. She says the ultra marathon was on a perfect Wellington day with light winds and sunshine, a sentiment shared by Newland’s Nicola Hankinson who ran 43km. Nicola, who is representing New Zealand at the Gold Coast Tr iat ha lon World Championships in September, says the scenery was “awesome” and there were great aid stations and friendly people. PADA fundraising manager, Gillian Ransom says they are extremely grateful to Eve and her Life in Motion teams. “The runners completed an extraordinary feat with support from friends and family who generously donated to our organisation.”

From left are Sonia Le Nigen-Brosnahan, Bryan Wilson, Supon Vann, Zoe Ede and Donna WilliamsStewart. These competitors were happy to get together for a group photo at the end of their massive effort in the WUU2K event on July 14.

Relay Team LIM – Love at First Tights. Amy Rossiter, Amber Hoffman and Margaretha Vermeulen, completed in 9h 6m. PHOTOS: Life in Motion

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T he Onslow Residents’ Community Association is calling on all residents in Broadmeadows, Khandallah and Kaiwharawhara to take a survey to help them develop a 10-year strategic plan for the area. “The 12-m inute sur vey explores how satisfied our residents are with our local fa-

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so we can include them in our strategy to make our community a really great place to live. “We hope many people will answer it.” The results will, she says, inform their strategic planning day where they will develop goals they want to achieve for our community over the next one, three, five and 10 years.

“We welcome anyone who would be interested to attend the session which will be held on Saturday August 11 from 9am to 12.30pm in the upstairs lounge at the Khandallah Town Hall.” The survey link can be found on the website and will be open until August 10.

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Nice try… Our Eye on Crime reporter has recorded that in Grenada Village last week, a cheeky car theft occurred at a new car holding depot in Mark

Avenue. CCT V foot age shows a car arriving with two men in it. One gets out and the other drives away.

The man left there walks into the storage area, gets i nto a br a nd new 2 018 white Holden HSV valued at $60,000, which had the

keys in the ignition, and drives away. The vehicle was later recovered after a chase by a Police patrol in the Porirua area.

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Invitation to elderly Helen Scott, along with her trusty sidekick Tinkerbell (her Volkswagen Tiguan) started a new volunteer venture, Golden Oldies Adventures, at the start of May. (Independent Herald May 2, p 1.) A registered nurse and a first responder for the ambulance service, she had seen many lonely people effectively trapped in their homes and decided to do something about that. She reports that there are still spaces in her diary to enable elderly people who would like to be taken on some free fun outings - to favourite places or to visit old friends or meet new ones for example. Helen can be contacted on 027 223 2309 or at

Woollen uniforms donated New Zealand’s Aviation Security Service, Avsec, has donated over 200 woollen jumpers and vests, previously part of its uniform, to people in need of warm winter clothing. They are moving to lightweight jackets instead. The Wellington-based team at Avsec chose Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA) to receive the clothing because of their wide reach within the community – there are some ten branches in the Herald’s circulation area alone, where it is wellknown for its food rescue programme. The obsolete items have been drycleaned and ‘de-badged’ by people serving community sentence and KCA will pass them on to charities such as Plunket, The Salvation Army, and night shelters.

Training the trainers for Ngaio Agile, or Nigel for short: Juliet Cooke, Barbara Walker, Peral Murti and Lionel Nunns. Alyson Howell in front limbering up to get ready for the exercise programme launch. PHOTO supplied

Ngaio Agile, or Nigel for short, is a new exercise programme aimed at local residents over 65. “We wanted a fresh name – something that would make people smile” said Lionel Nunns, one of the organisers. “So we came up with Ngaio Agile and then we thought that could easily shorten to “Nigel!” Lionel and Alyson Howell are so impressed with the ACC Live Stronger for Longer

strength and balance programme that they’ve set one up for over 65s. Four other trained volunteers are joining them as leaders. “The exercise programme fits well with our parish goal of increasing our community focus,” says Alyson. And Ngaio Union Church, on the corner of Crofton Road and Kenya Street, is easily accessible so is the ideal place to run a regular class she says. “There are many older peo-

ple here so getting together for some fun exercise is a great way of connecting people. “People are more at risk of falling after age 65 but there are simple things we can learn to do to prevent falls and maintain independence.” Anyone over the age of 65 is welcome at the classes, to be held every Monday from August 6 at 10.30am, the only cost being a gold coin donation. “We’ll break for a cuppa at

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11am and finish at 11.45am.” It’s a gentle strength and balance approach she says. “There ‘s no need for lycra. People will just need to wear comfortable clothes and flat comfortable shoes.” There is no need to register. You can just turn up says Alyson. The price is just a gold coin donation.  Contact Alyson Howell on 479 4804 or Lionel Nunns on 022 044 2505 for moreinformation.

Matariki big success Wellington City Council reports “overwhelming” positive feedback for the capital’s first celebration of Matariki, the Maori New Year. Matariki ki Poneke, a series of free outdoor public events started on June 15 with ReCut, an arts event in Te Ngakau Civic Square, followed by the Ahi Ka celebration of fire, food and whanau on June 29.  ReCut drew an estimated crowd of 2000 and a further 10,000 to 12,000 gathered on the waterfront for Ahi Ka.  That began at dusk with a magical children’s light parade Nga Wai Piata (Streams of Light) and showcased many of Aotearoa’s top Maori artists.  The celebrations ended on a bang with the Sky Show fireworks display, watched by an estimated 200,000 people. 



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inbrief news Mite might be the answer A gall mite may be introduced to New Zealand to control the pervasive weed old man’s beard, if an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) succeeds. Horizons Regional Council, which covers Ruapehu, Horowhenua, Whanganui and Tararua, has applied to introduce the mite on behalf of the National Biocontrol Collective, comprising 14 regional councils and the Department of Conservation. Old man’s beard belongs to the ranunculaceae family, which has nine native Clematis species and four native genera in the same subfamily. The application says laboratory tests and overseas experience suggest the mite is unlikely to colonise other clematis species. Submissions to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) close at 5pm on August 29.

Youth jobs initiative The ministers of Local Government, Youth, Employment, and Building and Construction last week signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs. This establishes a partnership between central and local government to get more young people into work. “Though unemployment is decreasing, one in eight under 25-year-olds remain out of work or education. By working together …. we can provide real opportunities and pathways for our rangatahi,” Employment Minister Willie Jackson said. He says the work to be done will help young people to develop leadership skills, and allow them to share their experiences, practise new strategies, and demonstrate leadership at a local level.

Female Hamlet sought From Friday February 15 – Saturday March 2, 2019, the Wellington Summer Shakespeare production of Hamlet will be staged in the Botanical Gardens As the first step, female performers are invited to audition for the role of Hamlet and auditions for other roles in a mixed gender cast will be held in SeptemberOctober.  Auditions will be held on August 4, 5 and 8 and to book a place, actors are asked to send their acting CV and contact details to Samantha Tippet:  stagemanager@

Market to support children’s health initiative By Glenise Dreaver

For the last few months, Cathryn Usher of Crofton Downs has been volunteering with the Garden to Table Schools Programme at Cannons Creek School. This programme aims to teach children how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. It is supported by Healthy Futures, a charitable trust established by three wellington medical professionals as a front-line strategy in the fight against type 2 diabetes. Cathryn says HF focuses on children and, by extension, their families and whanau by supporting health promotion activities and works with schools, councils and the Government to help provide solutions in the greater Wellington area. Garden to Table, says Cathryn, sees children growing vegetables in a school garden. That food is then provided to aspiring young chefs in their class to prepare nutritious meals for their classmates. HF also runs a Wai Water initiative, which is reducing sugary beverage consump-

tion with the Healthy Futures Water Kit, widely used in schools and at community events. It also provides health education sessions for workplaces, schools, sports clubs and community groups. Her involvement with the scheme gave Catjhryn an idea. Some years ago, she had run the biannual Market 6035 in the Ngaio Town Hall to raise money for charitable causes. After three years, she felt it had run its course. Seeing the needs of the children involved with Healthy Futures, she decided it was time to bring the idea back. So on August 4, between 10 am and 3pm, 30 local stall holders will sell a wide variety of crafts and other goods in the Ngaio Town Hall. “I was just inundated with support from a great variety of people,” Cathryn says. Each holder pays for their stall, leaving some profits to pay costs and to put towards the charitable donation, while every stallholder will also donate one item to a raffle basket. (And if you were wondering, the 6035 is the local post code.)

Cathryn Usher with one of her signs advertising Market 6035, being run for the Healthy Futures charity. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

Help with family history To celebrate Family History Month, Wellington City Libraries is holding ‘Ancestry in August’, a series of free events for those who want to learn more about researching their family history. The first event is a public talk in the Central Library from Gábor Tóth, providing an overview of some lesser-known resources about Wellington-

based ancestors. You don’t need to book, though registration is required for all other events. On Friday August 10, from 10:00 – 11:30am Gábor will lead a tour of the family history resources at the library and will describe the strengths and weaknesses of each. Sessions on preserving and researching your family his-

tory will be held at 10am-4pm on Tuesday 14, Wednesday 22 and Friday August 31. For the final three weeks of ‘Ancestry in August’ you can also book in with a librarian to help you with family history research. You will be helped to digitise some family documents and photos, get help with your family search or discuss your

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New role for Karori woman By Glenise Dreaver Kay Webster, Karori Communit y Centre manager, is “world famous” for her fudge. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

Kay Webster, newly appointed as Karori Community Centre manager, has had a long association with the area. After 19 years working for the Anglican Church in Wellington, most recently as vicar of St Luke’s Anglican Church in Wadestown, she is clear that the work she did there will inform what she does in her new job. “I have a passion for community development,” she says “and I enjoy bringing out the best in people. That’s going to be very useful in this new role, which will include a lot of community liaison.” One job that looms large is supporting the opening of the new events centre. While the structure is complete, funds are needed to fit it out before it can be opened – and that means a large sum of money must be raised. Kay will be supporting that drive,

Young actors prepare to compete That’s how we pass the day away. The young Khandallah Arts Theatre cast of Follow Follow Follow rehearses a routine that the play’s six teens, who live together in isolation, use to dispel anxiety. Back row: Chris Girven, James Lawson, Jacynta Scurfield. Front row: Caitlin Duggan, Ben Girven, Sylvie Smith. PHOTO supplied.

There’s to be a gathering of young thespians in the hall at Cashmere Avenue School, Khandallah on Saturday August 4 at 7.30pm. Three teams, from Khandallah Arts Theatre, Newlands College and Harlequin Theatre (Masterton),

though not dealing with it hands on, as two new trustees have been appointed to the committee to lead this drive for funds, she says. She laughs as she describes one of her own early forays into fundraising in Karori, when she produced batches - of what she describes as her “world-famous” fudge for her daughter’s kindergarten. “I was doing two batches every day.” She was finally told – very firmly - that they didn’t need any more. It has, however, remained her ever-popular specialty, as was proven at Monday’s liaison meeting for the Karori community, which she will lead from now on. She says she is pondering the issues of how local people can best support each other. “Let’s not live in little silos,” she says. “We need to think about what sort of community we want. And I am asking ‘What contribution can I make?’.”




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Brass band triumphant Wellington Brass Band, based in Ngaio, has just won the New Zealand Brass Band’s 2018 championship. The National Trophy Gold Cup has come home after the competition held in Blenheim on Sunday July 15. Adjudicator Russell Gray declared himself “stunned” by the standard as Wellington Brass and Woolston Brass ended with just half a point between them after two days of competition. It is Wellington’s fifth victory in the New Zealand contest in the last six years, after taking out the Australian title earlier this year.

Sprott House in Karori, first opened in 1898, is changing ownership. PHOTO: Thomas Croskery By Thomas Croskery

An iconic Wellington aged care facility will soon be under new ownership, increasing its odds of financial survival. Good punchy opening Nationally-based Anglican aged care provider the Selwyn Foundation has conditionally agreed to take over Sprott House Trust’s facility in Karori. Sprott House general manager Chris Sanders calls it a new era for the small provider, considering the financial impact of recent equal pay settlements and other legal requirements. “The relationship with Selwyn, which is a much larger operator, will respect and honour the Sprott House heritage and allow us to go

forward in a different way in the future. The move will enable Sprott House to better invest in its charitable aims, Chris says. “Stand-alone charitable trusts just don’t have the economies of scale, so everything that the big players have to do in terms of running an aged care facility or retirement facility, we have to do also.” He says their planning clearly revealed that it would just get harder and harder for a trust like them to manage. Sprott House had, he says, examined its options before deciding to align with the like-minded Selwyn Foundation. Selwyn’s acting chief executive officer, Jason More, says the move

is an opportunity for both organisations and Selwyn’s expansion into Wellington would complement its existing operations. Chris says she and most of the existing staff will remain , though some functions are being transferred to head office. “We want it to be seamless for our residents, so that for them it’s the same faces still coming in every day to care for them.” Sprott House offers 13 independent living villas, a 73-room care facility (rest home and hospital) and a 24-person, purpose-built dementia care unit. Both providers are now working to prepare the Sprott House business for the change in ownership, expected to be complete on October 1.

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MP in to bat for bowling clubs Greg O’Connor, MP for Ohariu, was visiting Khandallah Bowling Club on Friday night when club president David Young brought to his attention a letter from Wellington Police. The letter indicated opposition to the renewal of their club licence. “As I sat looking around at that august group in, shall we say, the later stages of their lives, I did wonder why anyone would

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: How do you feel about legalising the use of cannabis?

Chyna Matangi, Johnsonville “It’s great. More people should support it.”

Catherine Gilford, Johnsonville “It’s absolutely fabulous [for medicinal purposes]. They have to do it.”

Jermal Taliauli, Newlands “It doesn’t really affect me.”

Glenys Seiler, Churton Park “It’s brilliant in pain management. Very good in terminal care, treating anxiety, Alzheimer’s.”

Raphael Nahooro, Johnsonville “I’m for it. Bring it into the economy. Inform more people about the medical advantages.”

Brett Johnson, Paparangi “Legalise it and they’ll just use other drugs. It’s happened overseas.”

WCC-led conservation work country’s best A Wellington City Council programme which has involved tens of thousands of people in pest trapping, weeding, planting and conservation work over decades has been recognised as the best council-led environmental programme in the country. Our Natural Capital last week won the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Environmental Impact, announced in Christchurch last week.

Councillor Andy Foster, who holds the predator-free portfolio, says this work has involved many community partnerships over some 26 years, quoting examples like the Zealandia eco-sanctuary and Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park. “Predator-free groups have sprung up faster than springloaded traps. Without all that community passion we would not be where we are today.

“This award is for all those wonderful people who get their hands dirty day in day out.” He says council helps where it can and continues working in land acquisition and protection. He adds, however, that big goals remain to make Wellington predator-free. Councillor Peter Gilberd, who holds the natural environment portfolio, says the programme builds on decades of work re-

establishing bush in Wellington. Credit also needs to go to the Greater Wellington Regional Council as well as the city’s culture of pitching in, he says. “People have a commitment to the environment and that is reflected in the way they look after their gardens, and carry out voluntary restoration, often with their school, company, church, youth organisation, or neighbourhood group.

“And the leadership shown by council officers has been terrific.” LGNZ President Dave Cull said that the judges felt that the strongest entries demonstrated a strong strategic focus, clear outcomes, measured results, cost benefit analysis and engagement with external organisations “particularly a collaborative approach with stakeholders, and meaningful engagement with iwi and Maori”.

Huntleigh Apartments helps residents look to the stars Karori’s Grace Rasiah has finally had her date with the stars — or rather, the planets. The Huntleigh Apartment resident worked with staff and friends last week to take advantage of its prime planetwatching conditions. This July has been a golden month for stargazers, with five planets visible in the sky and Mars the closest it has been in 15 years. Grace says the opportunity to take part in the highly-anticipated ‘planet fest’ meant a great deal to her. “I’ve always loved astronomy. As a little girl I used to read all sorts of books on planets!” she says. “A few weeks ago I talked to the staff here at Huntleigh about how special this month was going to be. “I was so pleased when they came back and told me they’d be able to help work out the lighting situation around the complex to help me get a good view of the sky.” Showing their support for Grace’s passion, many Huntleigh Apartment residents and staff braved the winter cold to get a good glimpse of the planets. “A lot of them brought their children and grandchildren too because it’s the school holidays, which was great,” she says. The Huntleigh planet-watchers were assisted by Palmerston North Astronomical Society member Noel Munford, who travelled to Wellington with his telescope especially for the occasion. Huntleigh Home and Apartments Manager Tim Levchenko-Scott says his staff are passionate about helping residents like

Huntleigh Apartment resident and stargazer Grace Rasiah (pictured) takes advantage of this July’s prime planet-watching conditions with the help of friends and Huntleigh staff.

Grace to keep doing what they love. “Helping residents to stay connected to the things which bring them joy in life is a big part of what makes our jobs so rewarding,” he says. “It’s inspiring to see Huntleigh residents like Grace out there embracing their passions with such enthusiasm — in her case, literally aiming for the stars!”  To learn more about Enliven’s Huntleigh Home and Apartments in Karori, visit You can also call directly on 04 439 4949 (Huntleigh Apartments) or 04 464 2020 (Huntleigh Home). PBA

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High RSA honour awarded On Monday evening July 24, one of the RSA’s highest awards, the Gold Star, was presented to life member David Moloney at the Karori RSA clubrooms. National president BJ Clark presented the honour before family, friends and fellow RSA members. Colonel (retired) David Moloney spent 26 years in the Infantry and Special Air Service of the New Zealand Army, retiring in 1983. He saw active service in Borneo and Vietnam and commanded 2/1st Battalion, RNZIR and the SAS. He also commanded the New Zealand Contingent in Rhodesia in 1979/80, monitoring the ceasefire and was awarded the OBE, military division. David then embarked on a highly successful second career in business after graduating with a commerce degree from Victoria University. He spent 18 years with Interlock, becoming managing director and combining his working life with participation in a huge range of organisations, both national and at local level. These were industry, commercial and educational bodies, as well as those focussing on the arts and sports, rowing in particular. “This has given substance to his strong belief that sound networking is essential to achieving results,” says Wellington RSA president Theo Kuper. “As president of the Wellington RSA, he brought its financial position under control and also commissioned the publication of

BJ Clark, national President of the RSA, presents David Moloney with one of the organisation’s highest awards, the Gold Star. PHOTO: Carey Clements

the history of the Wellington RSA from 1916 – 2006. “His background prepared him well to work with Lieutenant General (retired) Don McIver in the study of RSA governance which resulted in the important “McIver and Moloney Report” of 2004. “That set in motion more sweeping reforms finally implemented in 2014. “As an elected member of the former national executive commit-

tee, then as national vice-president and latterly as a member of the new Board of Governance, David developed several strategic planning papers over this time.” “His work on strategy remains as reminders of the need for modernization,” Theo says. “The value of David’s contribution to the RSA at local and national level – as well as to the community in general - has been incalculable.”

International women’s group marks 90 years The Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA) is an international women’s organisation established in New Zealand in 1928. This year, they celebrate 90 years of existence here and marked the occasion with a celebratory dinner at Johnsonville community hall on Saturday July 21. Speakers included National Patron Lady Susan Satyanand, with former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand also attending. Wellington area group patron Justin Lester, Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor, National list MP Brett Hudson, WCC Northern Ward councillor Peter Gilberd, Tracey Thompson, area commander NZ Police and Glen Obach, Vice Consul Philippines Embassy, were all present.


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Wednesday July 25, 2018

OUT&about String Bean Puppets – The Tree Friends

Anna Bailey shows Zahra Clisbu how to operate Kereru.

By Brian Sheppard

Anna Bailey, a travelling puppeteer from Grenada Village, brought her String Bean puppets to Newlands Community Centre on July 18 to teach children about invasive weeds in our parks and gardens. Parents and children packed the centre to see the show, part of its school holiday programme. It tells the story of a young girl (Millie) and her friend the kereru who played in an old kohekohe tree until a storm toppled it. A young tree grew nearby but, despite Milly’s care, it was smothered by Japanese honeysuckle and old man’s beard. The tree recovered after Millie and kereru removed the weeds. After the show, Anna took the puppets to the children, encouraging them to discuss what weeds are and why they cause a problem, and also to learn about the puppets. Anna, who has been a puppeteer for the last seven years, learned her craft of making and operating puppets when working as a nanny for a puppeteer in Italy. The show was funded by Wellington City Council, as a means of using the arts to deliver important conservation messages in schools and at Te Papa. PHOTOS: Brian Sheppard

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atmosphere. The Activities Staff ensure the residents are always happy and entertained with activities running six days a week. Johnsonvale Home hosts themed nights on special occasions including Easter, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and birthdays. The residents also go out on regular trips to farms, museums

Brenda encourages people who are looking for a nice home for their family members to come to Johnsonvale and have a personal tour.

and the movies as well as having regular entertainers coming to the home. The Home has a fantastic Chef on hand who changes the menu on a regular basis and caters for all residents nutritional needs. The Home provides Rest Home beds as well as Hospital beds for residents who may need extra care and a Registered Nurse is on-

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hand 24 hours a day. The Home caters for day and respite care options to enable relatives to have a break. The relatives can rest easy knowing their loved ones will be well cared for. Brenda encourages people who are looking for a nice home for their family members to come to Johnsonvale and take a personal tour.



Wednesday July 25, 2018

Karori designer exhibits in Manchester Fresh from success at the New Zealand Art Show, Tim Christie of Karori is now being featured in the UK as part of an exhibition for emerging international artists. One of the UK’s largest fine arts groups is hosting the exhibition which called for “talented visual artists to apply and join the ranks of some of the UK’s most renowned artists”. Tim says: “Being selected for the UK exhibition represents an amazing opportunity. It’s really encouraging that digital art can slot so easily into the contemporary fine art space”. Twenty finalists, mostly UKbased, are being featured in the Summer Exhibition at Castle Fine Art in Manchester.

The exhibiters will also be in with a chance of securing a publishing contract. Tim, who lives in Wellington, is the only New Zealander in the exhibition. He has spent most of his career as a graphic designer. This has taken him to some interesting places including developing a fart game, launching a Wellington T-Shirt venture and co-founding Storbie, an ecommerce startup. Over the years he has developed some iconic New Zealand identities including Interislander, Radio NZ, NZ Wine and recently a new brand for the city of Invercargill. Taking his series of MONOMOKO designs into the fine

art arena is an unexpected and exciting segue. Tim describes his experience here. “The NZ Art Show in 2017 was the first time I exhibited and it went extraordinarily well. This year was even more successful. In the four years the exhibition has been running, several artists have become full-time artists enjoying lucrative careers. A judging panel will decide an overall winner and there is also a ‘People’s Choice Award’. Anyone can vote online at www. /peopleschoice-award-2018#12 to boost Tim’s chances. Winners will be announced in Manchester at at the ‘meet the Tim Christie, bound for the UK. PHOTO: Supplied artist’ evening on August 23.

Local developers briefed on Kiwibuild Greg O’Connor, MP for Ohariu, recently held a meeting for local developers to meet the head of KiwiBuild Stephen Barclay. He says it was an opportunity to bring some great minds together. “The meeting helped ensure the people who know what they’re doing are talking to the people who know what they are talking

about. “When Mr Barclay explained the opportunities around KiwiBuild, those present were left with a much better understanding of what is available to them.” Over 35,000 New Zealanders have already signed up for Kiwbuild, 7000 of them in Wellington.

“I’m really excited to see this huge project starting to gain momentum and public support. By the end of the year, the first families will own their KiwiBuild homes,” Greg says. With so many Kiwi families in need of affordable homes they will be sold by ballot at a fixed amount to cover the cost of building.

He believes the starter homes for first home buyers will be a big part of the solution to the housing crisis, alongside more state houses, the ban on overseas speculators and better rights for renters. He advises people to register with KiwiBuild (at kiwibuild. for regular updates.

“From August, people will be able to ‘pre-qualify’ online by showing they are eligible to buy a KiwiBuild home, and that they have bank finance in place. Then the ballot opens as homes are available. “The winner of the ballot then goes on to complete the purchase.”

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Matt Allen, Principal Scots College Middle School Scots College Middle School (Yrs 7-10) provides the opportunity for young men to realise their potential in a supportive and positive learning environment. Right from Year 7 students take specialist classes, specifically in science, arts, technology and languages, and are provided opportunities outside the classroom with weekly sporting programmes,

service initiatives and an EOTC programme. The House system adds another dimension to Scots life too with their own Dean and Tutor overlooking each boy’s pastoral care. Scots is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and in Years 7-10 students follow the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). This international education programme is designed

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Raewyn Watson, Ngaio School Raewyn Watson joined Ngaio School as Principal in term 4 of 2017 and is proud to be working in a school where the success of all students is celebrated. Ngaio is a big school with a small school feel, a place where the success of all students is celebrated. We have 20 classrooms and learning studios across the school, including two new,

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Samuel Marsden Collegiate School An innovative educational leader with a passion for developing young people, Ms Narelle Umbers is excited about the opportunity she has to lead the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School through the next chapter of its distinguished history. “It’s a great privilege to continue doing what Marsden has done so effectively for 140 years; that is to prepare students for their time - to re-imagine what it means to help them lay the foundation for lives of meaning, accomplishment

and happiness”, said Ms Umbers. “Delivering a rich, future-focussed curriculum for us involves modernising our subject offerings, and integrating wellbeing education, digital and financial literacy, ‘enterprise skills’ and culturally responsive practices. We’ll achieve this by continuing to hire and train outstanding, progressive teachers, ensuring learning choice, and by engaging effectively with industry and the broader education community. Implementing sustain-

able practices is also important to us.” Ms Umbers is proud of the Anglican values that underpin the school and Marsden’s learning pillars of Excellence, Creativity, Resilience and Giving. She said these contribute to a Marsden student’s formation and the well deserved reputation graduates have for being competent, agile people of good character. Ms Umbers is delighted to be working with such a dynamic, open-minded, kind and inclusive community. She says

that having experienced the reality of the school’s unique spirit, she understands why so many families want to be part of it, whether at the Karori or Whitby campuses. 04 476 8707

Mike Hansen, Principal Scots College Prep School. Scots College Prep School (Yrs 1-6) provides a safe and caring environment where your son can experience the joys and challenges of learning as he builds strong foundations for his future years. We see every boy as an individual and with a team of passionate, talented teachers we provide a nurturing and personalized education.

Boys are encouraged to develop academically and in sport, culture and service. Right from Year 1 all students undertake weekly classes with specialist teachers in Spanish, music, the arts and PE and are offered pathways to digital futures that enhance creative thinking through hands on engagement. Scots is an International Bac-

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Toby Stokes, Crofton Downs Primary School At Crofton Downs Primary School we value every child and their unique nature. It is a place of learning, exploring, creating and thinking. We emphasise developing the whole student, treating them as individuals and this is reflected in the way we teach throughout the school. Our teachers prioritise authentic and engag-

ing learning opportunities that are child centred and developmentally appropriate. We provide a play-based teaching and learning environment for children in the Junior Pod. This contributes positively to a child’s sense of well-being, enhancing their natural capacity for intense and self-motivat-

ed learning. We are really excited to be leading this learning at Crofton Downs. Our Middle and Senior students are further supported towards independence, through self-directed tasks and choices in how they demonstrate their learning. Toby Stokes, the Principal of CDPS, says, “Our community is really supportive of our

school and help to make it a great place to be.” www.croftondownsprimary. Ph: 04 479 2429

Jayne-Ann Young, Queen Margaret College Queen Margaret College welcomed Jayne-Ann Young as Principal in August 2017. Jayne-Ann has extensive experience in education, having taught at schools all over the country; from co-ed, single sex and multi-cultural, high and low socio-economic environments. Prior to becoming Principal at QMC Jayne-Ann

spent six years working in education consultancy. At QMC we believe in the importance of girls’ education. Our students are empowered to live, learn and lead in our holistic environment, with ample opportunities in leadership, sport and cultural activities. As a school, we challenge ourselves to ask what impact

teachers are having on learners, how we are going and where to next. Together we strive to develop the dispositions and skills necessary to remain leaders in the education of young women from New Zealand and around the world. Queen Margaret College is Wellington’s leading independent girls’ school provid-

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LETTERS to the editor

“Bland assurances” fail to impress this local Dear Editor On July 3, Metlink advertised a meeting to notify Churton Park residents of the changes to the local bus service. The numbers overwhelmed both the facility and the Metlink staff. Where questions could be asked bland assurances were given, but some answers were wrong. Asked why there were no stops depicted on the large wall map for outbound buses from Johnsonville to Grenada and Churton Park, the response

was: “It’s a small error but they are shown in the timetable”. They weren’t. Many people failed to get into the Community Centre. A larger venue, more Metlink staff and a longer period for meeting was clearly needed. On July 15 when the “new service” started many people wanted to ride on the much-touted electric double deck buses. There were no electrics and the diesel double decks were running but to not to timetable. At Basset Road a

customer waited for 25 minutes at the stop for a bus. Three then came along; one from Johnsonville West and two from Churton Park. The latter should have been half an hour apart. It was anticipated that things would not go perfectly on the first weekday. By Friday there were however many cases of four or five Route One buses following each other instead of being spaced out at regular intervals. Other failures noted were drivers failing to set down

passengers at signposted bus stops, one driver conceding he didn’t know the stop was there. Another driver, presumably trying to get back on schedule, made three attempts to leave a stop, but passengers were still coming down the stairs. That has significant safety implications. On Monday there was an electric double deck bus, “Not in Service”, at Reef Street under the charging gantry. All equipment access doors on the bus were open and two obviously Letters on issues of communit y 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 let ters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

puzzled technicians were in the bus scanning drawings and manuals. Metlink has made some changes, one piece of good news being that if a Gold Card user starts their journey before 3pm and must continue their journey on a second bus within 30 minutes they will be allowed to do so Name provided, Johnsonville

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Sounds of silence for fight against pests They’re whisper quiet, designed to spring a nasty surprise on the critters that daily degrade our environment and underm ine our biodiversity. Greater Wellington Regional Council’s two new UBCO 2X2 electric farm bikes, described as an environmentally friendly option for Greater Wellington, are providing the perfect platform for night shooting possum, rabbits and hares. They give shooters the advantage of near-silence during pest eradication. By day the team uses the bikes to hit the tracks in pursuit of possum, rats and stoats. “The main appeal of electric bikes is they are silent, ma k ing them br illiant for night shooting,” says Greater Wellington team leader, pest animals, Glen Falconer. “Because they are light and manoeuvrable they also get us through tight tracks into tough country, so we can now cover more ground, control more pests and protect land you can’t get to on regular bulky motorbikes. “So we can be more ef-

ficient as walking takes up a lot of our time. The bikes will also be used to get around when servicing bait stations and traps, surveying animal populations, checking tracks and controlling pest plants throughout the region.” The Portage Battery System on board can power devices and tools while in transit. The team can also connect to the bikes digitally through the new UBCO user app. They have been tested out in the field and performed very well while carrying heavy loads, and over all terrain. The public are also invited to take part in a competition running through the Greater Wellington Facebook page. Each day a question is being posted on Greater Wellington’s Facebook page, related to biosecurity. Answers can be left in a comment on the Facebook post or emailed to engage@ with a deadline of 5pm on Friday July 27. All correct answers will be entered into a draw then five people will be selected at random and notified on Monday July 30.


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EYE ON CRIME Wainuiomata Newspaper In Johnsonville a playcentre perfect circle and must have some loose cladding. Water pipe Deliverers in Ironside Road, left locked been done with a glass cutter. plumbing fittings, leadlight and A solid

A red Mazda saloon parked The boot of a green Toyota locked overnight in Black Rock Hilux stationwagon parked and secure at the end of the day, No entry was gained. extension cable were stolen. Road was stolen while a brick during the day in Madras Street was entered although there was A Toyota heavy duty truck, In Rice Crescent a white Suba- was used to smash a window was entered and the spare wheel no sign of force having been parked overnight in the carpark ru Legacy stationwagon parked in a commercial business in removed and stolen. The alarm used. The kitchen and office at the Salvation Army in John- in a driveway was broken into Newlands Road. was activated and was still active areas were searched and a laptop sonville Road, had its battery during the early morning hours. The window was close to the when the owner returned home. Required computer, an Ipad, aDeliverers camera and removed and stolen,in while a The offenders found that the door and offenders may have In Karori a chapel in the a cash box were stolen. black Volkswagen Beetle saloon car could not be started and tried to reach through and un- grounds of a church in Karori Area 1: Momona, Kawatiri - Kaponga. The occupier of a house inMohaka, parked overnight in Arthur Car- switched their attention to an- lock the door. No entry gained. Road was broken into when Bannister Avenue arrived home man Street had both front and other Subaru Legacy parked in In Khandallah a blue Peugeot offenders jemmied open the to find that someone had cut a rear registration plates stolen. the driveway. This vehicle was hatchback left unlocked in the robust locked rimu doors. hole in the glass pane of a winIn Newlands a house under started and driven away. It wasare available carpark of recruitment a supermarket inView The to the vestingNews room Applications at our thedoor Wainuiomata dow at the rear of the property. construction in Cedarwood later recovered but without itsthe security Ganges Road was also jemmied open. Nothing office or at gate basedwas in theentered and a online in Wellington. The hole is described as a Street was entered through front and rear registration Ngauranga plates. George cell phone was stolen. appears to have been stolen.


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LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: Premier 1 (Jubilee Cup) Northern United beat Old Boys University 13-10 Premier 2 (Hardham Cup) Petone beat Johnsonville 31-5 Premier Reserve (Ed Chaney Cup) Northern United beat Old Boys University 22-21 Premier Reserve (HD Morgan Memorial Cup) Johnsonville beat Petone 34-12 Women’s (Izzy Ford Cup)

Old Boys University beat Hutt Old Boys Marist 59-10 Under 21 (John E Kelly Memorial Cup) Old Boys University beat Petone 54-5 Under 21 (Vic Calcinai Memorial Cup) Johnsonville beat Old Boys University White by default Old Boys University Black beat Avalon 69-13 First Grade (Johnsonville

Centennium Cup) Stokes Valley Rhinos beat Old Boys University 23-17 Stokes Valley Chiefs beat Marist St Pats 55-10 85kg Restricted (Paul Potiki Memorial Shield) Eastbourne beat Old Boys University Bunnies 36-12 85kg Restricted (Tony O’Brien Shield) Marist St Pats beat Western Suburbs 12-10 Johnsonville Bye

Reserve Grade (Paul Donoghue Memorial Cup) Johnsonville beat Upper Hutt 48-33 Reserve Grade (John Davies Cup) Porirua-Plimmerton beat Western Suburbs 36-5 Marist St Pats beat OBU Pink Ginners 39-38 Upper Hutt J8s beat OBU 69ers 21-7 OBU Teddy Bears beat OBU Righteous Bros 43-24

LOCAL FOOTBALL RESULTS: MEN’S CENTRAL LEAGUE Wellington Olympic v Stop Out 0-3 Wellington Utd v Napier AFC 1-4 CAPITAL PREMIER Island Bay Utd v Tawa AFC CAPITAL 1 Brooklyn Northern Utd v Waterside

Karori 2-2 CAPITAL 2 Seatoun AFC v Marist 4-2 WOMEN’S W LEAGUE Seatoun AFC v Wellington Utd 1-2 PREMIER LEAGUE Island Bay Utd v Kapiti Coast 1-12

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Wednesday July 25, 2018


Goalfest for North Wellington teams By Grant Stephen

There were goals galore over the weekend and North Wellington Football Club teams were generally on the winning side of the ledger. In Women’s Division 1, Churton Park striker Cerys Clowes sent the statisticians into a spin when she netted a phenomenal eight goals in a 10-0 win over Stop Out. North Wellington, however, remains top of the same division with a 5-2 win over Island Bay. With key players away or being rested, New World Newlands North Wellington faced both a determined Petone side and strong north westerly winds at Petone in what turned out to be a one - all draw in the men’s premier competition. A terrific goal to Kieran Cripps midway through the first half was cancelled out five minutes before the break due to a Petone breakaway after an errant midfield pass. Despite having the better of the second half, North Wellington couldn’t capitalise and both sides shared a point each. There was action aplenty in the Men’s Reserve’s game with North Wellington staring down the barrel of defeat against Waikanae with a 1-3 deficit at half time. The situation didn’t improve when they lost a man for the remainder of the match after picking up a red card. Against all odds the North Wellington team rallied strongly in the latter stages of the match to reverse the trend and take out the game with a 4-3 win. The Men’s third team made no race of it when they put seven unanswered goals past Marist in Division 4, with Simon Fejos collecting a hat trick. North Wellington v Waikanae. Against the odds, a 4-3 win for the local team. PHOTO Glyn Badcock.

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Sending Damian McKenzie to the back of the class

The Crofton Downs primary school’s netball team with Central Pulse players Aliyah Dunn, left and Sulu Fitzpatrick at right. PHOTO: Supplied

Crofton Downs netballers train with Central Pulse Crofton Downs Primary School’s netball team was last Thursday given a training session with Central Pulse players Sulu Fitzpatrick and Aliyah Dunn. Katie Veitch, administrator at Crofton Downs Primary School, applied to sponsors ANZ for assistance, asking for the session. She says their two senior netball teams absolutely love the Pulse. “They really look up to the players”

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sponsorship, said they were thrilled to be able to help Crofton Downs Primary School players with this personal training session. “We hope the teams step on to court with the confidence to play at their highest level.” Applications for the season are still open, so anyone involved in netball can tell ANZ what they need to help achieve their netball goals at

Damian McKenzie’s fleet -footed ways should have him playing at fullback, not No 10. Watching the quarter final between his Chiefs and the Hurricanes on Friday night showed the positive and negative reasons why. The 23-year-old was mercurial from broken play. As usual, he has the ability to step and glide past defenders when given space and time and is one of the best counter-attackers of the modern era. However, that ability to sum up a situation at pace seems to go missing with his passing game. His desire to throw long, cut-out passes has long seen him as an intercept risk and it happened twice, leading to one try, in the Hurricanes 32-31 quarter final win in Wellington. In the 10 jersey he seems stifled against an organised defensive line. After the playoff loss, All

Blacks selector Grant Fox said on radio that Mackenzie needs to take better options and rethink the big passes. The All Blacks have long seen McKenzie as the backup to first choice 10 Beauden Barrett but it appears his game is better suited to challenging Ben Smith for the black 15 jersey instead. In reality, the second best No 10 in New Zealand is currently Richie Mo’unga. However, there appears to be no end in sight to the Damian McKenzie experiment. Undoubtedly McKenzie deserves his spot in the All Blacks but it would be a stretch to say he is in his best spot. At 23, he has time to prove doubters wrong, but learning a position while playing for the All Blacks rarely turns out well. The New Zealand public demands perfection, not a work in progress and McKenzie is certainly far from a finished product.


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