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There was a serious theme among all the cheers and waves when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex came to Wellington during their whirlwind tour of New Zealand this week. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have made a point of talking to mental health advocates throughout their visits and two young Wellington women were among those who enjoyed that privilege as a result of a book they published on the topic. Continued on page 2. Celia Painter of Khandallah and Abbie Krieble of Northland with their book When Life Gives You Lemons, a copy of which was given to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Monday. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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Continued from page 1. Celia Painter, of Khandallah, and Abbie Krieble, of Northland, are authors of When Life Gives You Lemons which they published in 2015, their last year at Wellington Girls’ College. The book stemmed from Celia’s battles with depression and anxiety and a clinical psychologist suggesting she express her thoughts through drawing.

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Realising her schoolmate Abbie had similar experiences, Celia recruited her to write the words for a book on mental illness that she would illustrate their experiences. “We wanted to do something to help people with mental illness in an understandable and relatable way,” Celia says. Despite its appearance as a children’s book, When Life Gives You Lemons is described as juvenile non-fiction aimed at

teenagers and young adults “It’s aimed at young people but what we’ve found is that everyone’s been able to get something out of it, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity,” Abbie says. Their book won much praise from the Mental Health Foundation and as a result they were invited to attend the royal couple’s brunch at Maranui Café in Lyall Bay on Monday. “It was about two months ago

we were told and we had to keep it secret for about a month.” They describe meeting the “lovely” royals as an amazing experience. The friends were honoured to provide a copy of their book to Harry and Meghan. “They seem genuinely invested in opening up the conversation of mental health,” Celia says. “It’s obviously an area that matters to them; it’s really nice.

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that era. It was very moving.” The week of events included war poetry, knitting and spinning, and culminated with a peace celebration with drama and music on Sunday. “Throughout Sunday we were visited by councillors Peter Gilberd, Jill Day, Mal-

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ABOVE: Josh Teal and Isabel Pounds show off the lockers for their bags, books and shoes. RIGHT: Year 6 students Riley Allison, left, and Tom Anderson have been offering Khandallah principal Louise Green daily updates on their new schoolroom. “It feels like home already,” says Riley. PHOTOs Glenise Dreaver By Glenise Dreaver

“There’s just no comparison!” says Louise Green, the elated principal of Khandallah School, of their new learning environment. It was formally opened by the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins at the school’s 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday. Nearly 1000 guests, staff and students were able to look through the three learning hubs of the new Kauri Block. It has been named for the school’s prized kauri tree, planted in 1940 to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. But celebrations over, there was more work to do.

So on Tuesday morning, the students from the old three-storey building (already being prepared for demolition) went into the hall to create the name tags for their lockers and coat hooks. Teachers were also able to set up their new shared spaces – three to each hub, which are named for New Zealand birds: Korimako, (bellbird) Kereru (wood pigeon) and Kaka. A visit to a working hub of 70 children revealed a quiet and gentle hum, with varied and purposeful activities, and both teachers and children reporting much lower levels of noise than in their previous single classrooms. There had been concerns about creating large shared

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spaces and Louise says that is likely to have stemmed from the open plan ‘barns’ built in schools in the seventies. Sometimes they worked well, but sometimes didn’t. These three hubs each house about 75 children, but acoustic ceiling tiles and carpet on the floors dampen noise. There are multiple break-out rooms for groups or individual activities, including working with a teacher aide, drama, writing, technology and English for second language learners. Those spaces all have double-glazed walls and large doors opening out into the main learning areas. There was great excitement when, after morning tea on Tuesday, the Year 2 children

relocated and the years five and six children were able to enjoy a 20-minute look at the end of the day before relocating formally on Wednesday. Planning started in 2013, with ongoing consultation with the architects, and teacher visits to other schools with modern learning environments. “Staff were able to have their say at design stage,” says Louise. Then the architects came back and tested their thinking. “It’s all paid off.” The underfloor heating, the measurement of CO2 emissions and the provision for technology are all state-of-the-art developments that mean Khandallah School is well placed to build towards its 150th anniversary in 2043.

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inbrief news Ōtaki to Levin link welcomed Kāpiti Coast’s District Mayor K Gurunathan has welcomed the New Zealand Transport Agency’s decision to build the Ōtaki to north of Levin transport corridor. He says the second road connection will reduce travel times and improve the area’s resilience, critically important in emergencies He welcomed the news that NZTA will also investigate passenger transport. “We strongly urge the Transport Agency to give the electrification of the rail network from Waikanae to Ōtaki and beyond serious prioritisation.” NZTA reports that short term, immediate safety improvements will be made on the existing highway, initially focussing on speed management, road marking, signs and enforcement, followed by infrastructure measures.

Unsung heroes sought Nominations for the Wellington City Council’s annual Safety in the City awards have opened. Mayor Justin Lester says they are looking for stand-out safety heroes in the community, which could include“… one of the dedicated people in our emergency services, an individual who has demonstrated bravery or a fight against crime, or a group that has made a commitment to keeping Wellingtonians safe.”   The awardswillbepresentedatTeWharewaka o Pōneke on Tuesday November 20.  Send nominations by Friday November 9 to Lily Kemble-Welch at lily.kemblewelch@wcc.govt.nz or call 04 801 3107. Nominations should include the name, address (if known) and contact details of person or organisation, a description of what they did or do, a short biography and your own name, address and contact details.

Trees go in safety drive By Glenise Dreaver

A Kiwirail spokesperson has responded to some concerned local people who made queries about the felling of trees on the railway line from Simla Crescent to Box Hill stations She says: “A number of trees were removed over Labour Weekend as they had become a safety concern. “Vegetation along the rail corridor needs to be managed for a number of reasons, including ensuring our train drivers have a clear view of the railway, road users and equipment, as well as ensuring road users and pedestrians can see trains approaching. “Trees can also pose a risk to rail operations through interfering with the overhead wires. “The trees that were removed Labour Weekend were mostly self-sewn exotic trees such as sycamore, elm and pine. “KiwiRail has no plans to replant trees in this section.”

Trees on the railway line from Simla Crescent to Box Hill stations were removed by Kiwirail for safety reasons. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

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Kate Spencer susses out a Postcard story for their new book club. PHOTO: Supplied.

Love reading but don’t have time for a full novel? Like bite-sized stories that make you think? And you have some free time on a Monday once a month? Yes? Well, Ngaio Union Church has the perfect solution. Minister Sue Brown picked up Postcard Stories by Jan Carson, who every day in 2015 wrote a story on the back of a postcard and mailed them to a friend. “I’m drawn to big ideas that can be boiled down into a couple of hundred words,” says Sue. “I think we’ll have a fun time unpacking them.” “Plus it’s another way for us at Ngaio Union Church to really connect with our community. “The Ngaio Agile group, fondly known as “Nigel”, is going from strength to strength,” she says “Some participants are even coming up with ideas for activities for us to

do together. It’s exactly what we were hoping for.” The Postcard Stories sessions will begin on Monday November 5 at 2pm and will be an informal gathering where people will read to each other, discuss, and, maybe even write their own, postcard stories. The sessions will be run by local poet, and performer, Kate Spencer. “There’s real value in reading together,” she says. “I’m a massive fan of Naked Girls Reading that happens in town. “There’ll be no nudity at Ngaio Union but gathering with fellow lovers of fiction is exciting. She says there’s no need to sign up, no need to do any ‘homework’ in between meetings, and no pressure to come every month. “Just turn up with a gold coin for koha. Tea/coffee/snacks will be provided and all are welcome at the best little book club ever!”

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A hugely strong northern suburbs contingent features in Eternity Opera’s latest production Madam Butterfly. From left, are some of the cast including Matthew Ross, Karori (conductor); Minto Fung (Wadestown, producer); Beatrix Poblacion Carino, Kelburn; Milla Dickens, Lower Hutt; Declan Cudd formerly Northland, but now in the Hutt; Laura Loach, Wadestown; Roger Wilson Roseneath; Hannah Catrin Jones, Karori; Garth Edward Norman, Wadestown and Tania Dreaver, Crofton Downs. PHOTO: Supplied By Glenise Dreaver

A resurgence of local interest in opera has followed Wellington’s own Eternity Opera Company critically acclaimed successes with “Don Giovanni” in 2016 and “The Marriage of Figaro” in 2017. Now, between November 16-24 at the Hannah Playhouse, they are following up with Puccini’s ever-popular 1903 masterpiece Madam Butterfly. The timeless story, with its strong echoes in more modern times, is of the young bride who renounces her religion to embrace all things American. It traces her journey to become the strong young mother who returns to her culture and the code of honour that governs her tragic destiny.

The combination of period costumes and designs, and much of Puccini’s most lyrical music, including the Humming Chorus, Flower Duet, the stunning aria in “Un bel dì,” and a spine-tingling climax means this will be a memorable opera experience. Wellington-based Hannah Catrin Jones is Butterfly, with the award-wining US-based tenor Boyd Owen as Pinkerton. This opera is a fine starting place for young and old alike to begin their journey towards an appreciation of classical music, with the added attraction that it is being performed in English. There is also a free special hour-long preview at 7.30pm on Saturday November 10 at the Whistling Sisters Bar in Wellington. Tickets can be purchased from www. eternityopera.co.nz or www.ticketek.co.nz

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Stolen art returned By Glenise Dreaver

Whoever took ceramic artist Rebecca Flowerday’s gift of ceramic art from the entrance to Highbury Fling has had a change of heart. Neighbour Janet Carlyle found the missing piece, entitled Sky and Bush Tower on her second walk up the Fling after returning from overseas. It had been reported stolen in the Independent Herald (p.4 October Sky and Bush Tower: Ceramic artist Rebecca Flowerday’s piece was found it its component pieces, but unharmed, behind a pine tree near where it had been installed at Highbury Fling. PHOTO supplied.

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“Becs was understandably delighted and the piece is now safely in her home garden. “She is a potter of great skill and generosity and had a plan to gift a ceramic installation each year to the ‘hood. She still intends to donate the piece back to the “Fling”, says Janet, and is not deterred by this setback. “Local artists are very special and we have several creating unique products in Highbury.”

Ohariu Youth MP selected By Glenise Dreaver

Dan Harward Jones, 17, has been selected as Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor’s Youth MP for 2019. The Onslow College student was chosen by a committee led by Greg and including his electorate chairperson Kate Pearce. There was, says Greg, a “very talented field” to choose from. The six-month Youth Parliament programme sees young people from around New Zealand matched with sitting MPs to be heard on topics and issues they are passionate about. It runs from March 1 to August 31, with a crucial two days spent in the Parliament debating chamber in July. There the 120 young people will assume the role of MPs in front of up to 20 Youth Press Gallery representatives. The shortlist of candidates was created after entrants submitted a video or letter outlining the one change they would make to benefit the youth in their community if they were the Prime Minister. They then had to do a five minute speech and faced the panel in a question and answer session. What was crucial about Dan, says Greg, was that he clearly understood that today’s youth issues will actually be tomorrow’s mainstream. “After all, young people are just old people in waiting,” Greg adds. “Yes. It’s a bit too limited to say I’m just focussed on youth issues,” Dan affirms While he has been interested in politics since his years 9 and 10 social studies courses at Onslow

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Dan Harward Jones from Onslow College, newly-selected as Ohariu’s Youth MP for 2019, with Labour MP Greg O’Connor. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver.

College, he has no aspirations to be a career politician from the start, certainly without a career in some other field behind him. “That will give me a context for everything,” he says. He has another year at college and knows he will go on to university, but specialising in what he is not sure.

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“I don’t actually have a strategic plan for my life,” he says. However even before his selection, he had been involved in the electorate, undertaking fundraising activity and even door knocking on Greg’s behalf. Greg approves of that: “If you don’t like door-knocking, you don’t belong in politics.”


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Wilton, Ngaio, and Karori playcentres are enthusiastically supporting the Wellington Playcentre Association’s Big Play Out initiative, which runs from Monday November 5 to Friday November 9. A series of Wellington-wide free sessions for children 0-six years of age all run between 9.30-noon and the three northern suburbs playcentres are running their free

session at Otari-Wilton Bush on Tuesday November 6. Rachel Prier, a committee member at Wilton Playcentre, says that the high-interest activities will involve a lot of exploration of nature. The groups will also provide a soft baby play space for younger family members. “That will let the little ones crawl and explore in safety,” she says. One Ngaio Playcentre activity on the Kauri lawn will have a bi-cul-

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: How do you rate the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s performance over the bus changes?

Suzanne Rees, Johnsonville “Minus 10!”

Daniel Haddon, Johnsonville “I haven’t really had any issues myself, so 8/10.”

Carol Bell, Ngaio “Pretty poor. They’re trying to fix it, but we don’t know yet. “

Ann Leadbitter, Khandallah “I’m not happy with their communication. - I’ve never used the bus since the change, though it goes past my door.”

John Cook, Khandallah “2/10. It’s absolutely stupid. They’ve now realised that but it’s too late.”

Lennah Harte, Johnsonville “3/10. Not good at all.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a silver Mitsubishi sports car was taken from the carpark in Countdown, Johnsonville Road, with the owner’s consent, on the pretext of having bodywork repairs done. The owner also paid a deposit for the work to be done. The vehicle has not been returned and it is now regarded as theft of a vehicle. In Kitchener Terrace a house for sale had been left open for potential buyers to view. Alert neighbours called Police when it was suspected

that an attempt was being made to steal some items of outdoor furniture. The suspects drove off when spoken to by neighbours. In Cortina Avenue, homeowners were woken by a loud bang at around midnight. It was later discovered that a large hole had been made in the weatherboard at the side of the house. No entry was gained. In Newlands a white Mazda Premacy stationwagon parked on

the road overnight in Salford Street was stolen. The vehicle was later found burnt out in Massey Road, Maupuia. The occupier of a house in Bayswater Place returned home at around midday and found that the glass in his front door had been smashed to gain entry. He went inside and chased an intruder who ran from the house. Police were called but the intruder was not found. A backpack belonging to

the victim was located. In Khandallah a grey trailer parked overnight in a shared driveway in Nicholson Road was stolen. In Churton Park a red Ford Laser saloon was offered for sale. A prospective buyer asked for a test drive and then agreed to buy it. It is reported that no money had changed hands and while the owner went to get some papers from the house the “buyer” had driven off.

In Crofton Downs a green Honda Civic saloon parked overnight on the road in Winston Street was stolen. In Karori a house in Hathaway Avenue was entered through an unlocked back door. A small quantity of alcohol was stolen. The garage of a house in Hatton Street was entered, possibly through an insecure door. A lawnmower, a desktop computer and monitor and exercise equipment items were stolen.

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88-year-old Cashmere Heights Home resident Suzie Akers has experienced more than most in her life. Born in the hills of the Himalayas, Suzie lived through the Blitz bombing in England during her teens before migrating with her parents to New Zealand in 1948. Shortly after, she trained as a physiotherapist in Dunedin, working with patients from all walks of life before moving to Wellington. “I’ve lived through several widely different styles of life, that’s true, and I think those experiences were really good for me. “They’ve allowed me to learn so much about the world and given me a genuine curiosity about people,” says Suzie. The friendly woman, who moved to Enliven’s Cashmere Heights Home in 2017, says she recognises a genuine passion for people in the staff she’s met at the home. “The staff really are brilliant in that way. I can tell they’re genuinely caring individuals who are interested in me for me. “I really feel like they’re my friends, and I love it when they come in to see me on their breaks.” Cashmere Heights Home manager Karen Rhind says taking the time to understand elders as individuals with unique histories is a key part of the home’s elder-centred Enliven philosophy. “Our values are really important to us here, and a big part of the Enliven philosophy is about making sure that we understand each and every resident and what makes them tick. “We really strive to actively listen to

Cashmere Heights resident Suzie Akers says she recognises a genuine passion for people in the staff she’s met at the home.

residents, whether that be during Happy Hour in the dining room or simply stealing a few minutes to check in while we’re bringing someone a cup of tea. “We also meet regularly to share ideas and make sure we’re doing everything we can to help each resident achieve the things which matter most to them,” Karen says.  Enliven’s Cashmere Heights Home on Helston Road, Johnsonville offers rest home and respite care. To learn more visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz or call 04 478 9051. PBA


Wednesday October 31, 2018

Smart card refunds a welcome Brett’s Brief bonanza for Food Bank National Party List MP based in Ōhāriu

From left Rev Jennie Sim, Ray Good, Michele Rowe receiving the $7398.83 cheque for the Newlands foodbank from the chief executive of Mana Coach Services Craig Chin, Megan Devine. PHOTO provided

Following the changes to Wellington’s transport network, Wayne Renalson and Megan Devine saw an opportunity to help the community. They invited people to donate the refund on their Mana Coach Service ‘smart card’ to the Newlands Community House Foodbank. Ray Good, community house chairman, says that the generosity of the 491 people of the northern suburbs who donated their cards is outstanding and so at a recent ceremony, a cheque for $7398.83 was handed to Newlands Community House Foodbank Co-ordinator Michele Rowe. Craig Chin, chief executive of

Mana Coach Services who presented the cheque, said it was a great pleasure to hand over such a large amount and thanked those who gave their refunds to such a worthwhile charity. He said that anyone finding an old card at home can still send it to Newlands Coach Service at 44 Newlands Road, or drop it in to the office. Megan Devine and Rev Jennie Sim from St Michael and All Angels Newlands Anglican Church were at the handover and Jennie explained that Megan and Wayne’s idea flowed from St Michael’s focus on building community and the belief that our Christian responsibility is to care for those in need.

“We were overwhelmed by the response,” said Jennie. Over the next few weeks the money will provide additional items for food parcels and to stock up the foodbank prior to Christmas. Anyone wishing to donate money or items can place them in the bin at New World Newlands or at the Newlands Community Centre Reception desk. Ray and Megan also gave particular thanks to those at the collection points: Newlands Community Centre staff who coordinated the returns, New World Newlands, One Stop Super Shop, Clive’s Foodmarket, Paparangi Foodmarket and Johnsonville Library.

The principal role of the Opposition is to hold the Government to account.

What will she do to help people hurting at the pump today?

We’ve also shown we can work constructively with Government to reach enduring consensus on important matters. Child poverty and climate change are two examples.

The Government should Axe the Tax today and remove the fuel taxes imposed over the past year. They should also cut the two further excise increases they have planned for 2019 and 2020.

And we’ve shown we can pressure the Government to reverse poor policy decisions. The back flip on Regional Fuel Taxes is a great example.

We’re also determined to be ready to govern in the event the public place that trust in us at the next election. We’re working hard, listening to New Zealanders, refreshing ideas and policy, and doing the hard work ahead of time so we’re ready to implement the ideas we take to the public at next election.

But the Government needs to do more listening to New Zealanders on fuel taxes and the rising cost of living. While the Prime Minister has given a commitment that those Regional Fuel Taxes won’t apply outside of Auckland (despite the legislation being crafted by her Government so that they could), they were more than two years away anyway.

We’ve all seen what happens if that work is not put in ahead of time - 180-odd working groups and reviews costing around $250m, and a year wasted outsourcing decisions and actions to others all because the work wasn't done beforehand.

Contact me 29 Broderick Road, Johnsonville brett.hudson@parliament.govt.nz (04) 478 0628

Authorised by Brett Hudson, 29 Broderick Road, Johnsonville.

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Local entrepreneurs in the making By Glenise Dreaver

On Thursday afternoon last week, the children of Johnsonville School, supported by staff and parents, made over $1000 by selling items they’d made over the past few weeks. T he young ent repreneu rs staged their very first ‘Kids’ Market’, an opportunity created as part of their inquiry-learning topic ‘Running a Business’. Each class chose a speciality and the young entrepreneurs were selling items they had prepared themselves, ensuring they were attractively presented and priced for their target

market. At the same time they learnt valuable lessons in economics, financial literacy and marketing. Confident and smiling children were pro-active in coaxing prospective customers to buy their wares. Catchy signs also enticed buyers: Pet Rocks Rock! was a prominent one by on the stall with colourfully painted stones which can act as paperweights, or home or garden decorations. An early and popular item was the ice crea m sta ll, a nd face-pa inted youngsters also soon appeared proudly sporting their designs.

Helper Niki Cahill, at left, and teacher Megan Blackwell were helping the children to create custom-decorated biscuits to order.

Anna-Lee Niven made a careful selection of one of the succulent plants the year four group had prepared for sale. She is served by one of the students who had worked on that project, Maddie Lester.

It was a successful morning for Sue Garrett, seen here with son Harvey GarrettWatson (6). She was happy with her tomato seedlings, and Harvey was delighted with his wand.

Johnsonville Primary School principal Barry Schon was happy to be the first customer at the Room 17 café, with afternoon tea being served by year one student Alfie Thompson.

Box Hill and Burma Road Water Main Replacement Community Information Session We are preparing to replace a water main on Box Hill and Burma Road to protect the reliability and resilience of Khandallah’s water supply. To find out more, please drop in to see us at Khandallah Town Hall Centre on Wednesday 7 November 2018, between 4pm and 8pm. Or for more information visit wellingtonwater.co.nz and click “work in your area”.

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David Horner, left with Oscar Chen, who was kept very busy on the lemonade stall


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KATE: celebrating past and future Quake strikes On Wednesday, the Khandallah Automatic Telephone Exchange (KATE) was alive with the chatter of members of the Onslow Historical Society and guests. KATE is now 100 years old and the society is celebrating its 50 years of service to the area between Wilton/ Wadestown through to Johnsonville/Ohariu. The society saved KATE from demolition in the mid1980s, and achieved its heritage status. Owner Chorus now makes it available to them. Judy Siers, a founding member, the society’s archivist and current committee member, was keen to see the future of KATE and the society remain entwined. “We fit hand in glove. But who’s to know what lies ahead?” G u e st sp e a ke r Ad r ia n Humphris, Wellington City Council’s archives manager. spoke about the relevance of archives in the 21st century and how that continues to help people foster a sense of place and belonging. Gerard Linstrom, stakeholder communications manager from Chorus, then launched the latest issue of “The Onslow Historian” which tells the story of KATE, based on its conservation plan, funded by Wellington City Council

On Tuesday afternoon, at 3.13pm as the Independent Herald went to print — Wellington was shaken by a cluster of earthquakes, the largest reported as of magnitude 6.7. The cluster was generated 35 km south-west of Taumarunui, at a depth of 193km.

Peter Gibbons, 93, one of KATE’s longest-standing members, had cut the Khandallah School 125th anniversary cake at Labour Weekend, and joined society stalwart and founding member Judy Siers in cutting the society’s cake last Wednesday. PHOTO: Supplied

and written by conservation architect Russell Murray and heritage consultant Michael Kelly. President Jeff Owens acknowledged the dedication of the many members who have contributed to the success of

the society and its prolific publications on many aspects of the area. “We have ideas for more publications on the Johnsonville and Onslow history as well as launching our new website at the end of

November,” he says. The Onslow Historian - the story of KATE is available for $15 plus postage from the Onslow Historical Society or is free to current members. Contact onslowhistorical@ gmail.com for more details.

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OUT&about St Benedict’s School Spring Fair By Brian Sheppard

The organisers must have been chewing their nails to the quick. Just a day before the St Benedict’s School Spring Fair, the heavens had opened and it was cold and windy, hardly the weather for a successful fair. But plans were for it to go ahead rain or shine. Fortunately the big day, Sunday October 28, dawned fair and it was ‘game on’. Little clues can demonstrate the inclusive character of a school and here it was the principal, Michael Hinds, standing in the windy driveway to welcome people as they arrived and to hand out information about the fair. This was reinforced by the listing in the programme of over 100 sponsors, showing the strong links that the school has forged with its community. The result was that the fair offered something for everyone, from big items like a bouncy castle and a VW Combi van equipped as a photo studio through to lucky dips, face-painting, cake stalls, food, books and garden plants.

The cakes and the café were a popular combination and did a roaring trade.

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Rachael Ineson with Jackson and Kayla Matuszewski at the Kombi Photo Booth.

ABOVE: The cake stall - waiting for the customers. RIGHT: The ethnic food stall offered great choices.

MP Brett Hudson tends the garden plants stall.


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Bus strike off as punctuality improves

Robin Hyde Honoured

Strike action by Tramways Union members employed by Tranzurban was called off from 2am yesterday. The strike began last Thursday October 25, but Greg Campbell, chief executive of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, says it had only a minimal effect on bus services. “Tranzurban was able to continue running about 98 percent of all services as scheduled each day, and there was no impact at all on school services.” He added that performance of the new network has continued to improve, with statistics remaining strong. Even with strike action, over 96 percent of bus services ran last week. (Metlink’s performance target is 99.5 per cent.) Punctuality at point of departure was 92.7 percent, a slight improvement and matching of right bus size reached 83 per cent at peak times.

Greg O’Connor

MP for Ōhāriu

Greg.OConnor@parliament.govt.nz Facebook.com/GregOhariu Twitter.com/GregOhariu Authorised by Greg O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

These Wellington city councillors all attended Friday’s unveiling of the plaque commemorating Wellingtonian Iris Wilkinson (Robyn Hyde). From left they are Sarah Free, Diane Calvert, Simon Woolf, Nicola Young and Peter Gilberd. PHOTO supplied.

On Friday, an informal ceremony to unveil a plaque honouring former Wellingtonian Iris Wilkinson was held outside her childhood home at 92 Northland Road. Born in 1906, Iris wrote under the pen name of Robin Hyde. She lived a short and tortured life but her writing, which includes her semi-autobiographical novel, The Godwits Fly, has been described as “bewitching”. That is just one part of the body of work

that gained her worldwide recognition before her death by suicide at age 39. The plaque was laid as part of Wellington City Council’s recently introduced Heritage Plaques scheme, The first two plaques, honouring radio personality Maud Basham (Aunt Daisy) and nun, social worker and herbalist Suzanne Aubert, were unveiled in recent weeks. The Plaque scheme launch, led by councillor Nicola Young, coincided

with the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand, so it was decided to honour three women initially. Iris’s son, Derek Challis, now 88, was, said Nicola, delighted to hear about this honour, but was unable to attend. He had co-authored the 2002 biography, in which he described his mother as “brilliant, beautiful, difficult and doomed”.

Plan for a great summer on the water Summer is just around the corner, but Coastguard New Zealand advises that while there’s nothing better than a summer’s day spent on a boat, it can be quickly ruined by something going wrong. Here are some simple tips to keep safe. A correctly-fitted lifejacket is your number one piece of safety equipment. There should be enough for every person on your vessel and they should be regularly checked and replaced after 10 years.

The next best thing you can do for your safety on the water is become a Coastguard Member. No matter if you break down, get a flat battery, one of the kids get sick, or you run out of fuel - Coastguard volunteers will turn up and make sure you and your loved ones get home safely free of charge. Coastguard membership gives you peace of mind, knowing that every time you set out to sea, Coastguard will have your back. It’s also important to undertake

some basic training by enrolling in a Coastguard Boating Education course. All new Coastguard members receive a $100 discount off the popular Day Skipper course, putting you well on your way to being knowledgeable and confident out on the water. Coastguard Boating Education also offers the VHF Operators Certificate, a requirement for anyone with a VHF radio on board, as well a whole range of other courses with options for classroom, home or online study available.

Last Sunday in the electorate presented a typical opportunity to be part of some very different events which accentuated just how vibrant Ōhāriu is. Sunday morning saw a large number of hardy souls from Raroa Intermediate braving the elements to head up Mt Kaukau’s mighty slopes on a community walk to raise funds for a covered outdoor shelter. Then St Benedict’s school maxed out their compact site to accommodate and entertain visitors to their very vibrant school fair, taking advantage of the improving weather. The Halfway House in Glenside, the restored staging post on the original Wellington to Porirua stagecoach route, held a World War One play organised by Challenge 2000, which is a lead up to the Armistice Day celebrations next month. And then the very distinct Grenada Village community met to discuss and plan their resilience options in

the case of the ‘big one’ hitting. And finally, the big Diwali festival in town attracted many locals to be part of this increasingly significant annual festival. This Sunday, Churton Park also hosts it’s very own Diwali festival. It’s at Amesbury School from 2-7pm, hope to see you down there! So there’s plenty happening around us. Next time the kids are complaining there’s nothing to do, check out the local community notices, or this paper, or online and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how much is happening in your area. Politically, our government has just turned over one year, and even some of our hardened critics are starting to realise that three parties intent on getting the best deal for all New Zealanders and not just those at the top is a very good thing long term for this country. When people and businesses are doing well, we have it right.Greg.OConnor@parliament.govt.nz That’s our goal. Facebook.com/GregOhariu

You can contact my office on 04 478Twitter.com/GregOhariu 3332 or email Greg.OConnor@parliament.govt.nz. Authorised by Greg O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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House of Travel puts the ‘Great Experience’ into travel “Taking simple holiday ideas and turning them into something really unique and special” – this is what the team at House of Travel Johnsonville have been doing for over 20 years. Led by owner Danny Hooper, who took over the business in September 2017, the HOT team take the hassle out of travel, and ensure a great experience as they help their customers plan their journeys. With an approachable attitude and a readiness to explore all options they are always happy to help customers create a great travel experience. Collectively the team of four consultants have more than 50 years of experience in the industry – and that means they have comprehensive knowledge, pass on customer experience feedback, offer full support

and are full of good travel tales and tips! “We have the knowledge and experience but we are small enough to deliver absolutely personalised service, demonstrating our passion for travel and helping our custom- ers to have a great experience,” Their passion for travel has seen them this year visit Hawaii, New York, Thailand, San Francisco, The Rockies, Great Ocean Road, Disneyland in Anaheim and Africa! “We absolutely love travel and between the four of us have the world covered” A former Whitby boy, Danny has been in the industry in Wellington for 16 years. “I have seen a lot of changes during those times but we really are in the Golden Era of Travel. Everyday

people who maybe had an overseas holiday every few years are now able to travel more frequently. Airfares are at an all time low and Cruising especially is growing at such a fast pace. Cruising is such a great holiday option and great value when you consider it includes everything, accommodation, all meals, all entertainment and you get to visit multiple destinations”. The HOT Johnsonville store has been around for 28 years, is 100% NZ owned, and are proud to support the local community. “We have a long standing relationship with Mary Potter Hospice, local schools, day cares, cricket clubs etc” “Johnsonville is a great community and we are always trying to get out and support when we can.”

The House of Travel Johnsonville team of travel specialists. From left, Oliver Thomson, Katie Bouzaid, Danny Hooper, and Lisa Elanmati

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Wednesday October 31, 2018 Addison Yee (left) and Melina Hogg, with their bake sale outside Churton New World supermarket, which raised $667 for Wellington Children’s Hospital. PHOTO: Supplied

Hospital fundraiser by youngsters Addison Yee and Melina Hogg, both year six girls from Churton Park School, wanted to do a fundraiser to raise money for Wellington Children’s Hospital. Their teacher encouraged them to organise it themselves. They decided on a bake sale so contacted Churton Park New World who allowed them to set up a stall outside the supermarket. The girls then talked to the years four, five and six at Churton Park School and asked them to do some baking and bring it in to school on the Friday so they could package it ready for sale on Saturday September 1. They also arranged for details of their bake sale to be put in the school newsletter and wrote up a note for all students to take home to their parents, explaining what they wanted to do and what they needed. The next move was to contact the hospital and advise them of their plan. The hospital provided the girls with signage for the bake

sale and also a list of items for the different ages of children such as DVD players, craft material, toiletries, Lego, dolls house and dress ups. The bake sale was a huge success, raising $667 and the girls and their parents are sending out a big thank you to all the parents who provided the wonderful baking, the customers who brought baking but also donated extra money for a good cause and to New World Churton Park who were so supportive of the girls bake sale. One family provided a box of baking all individually wrapped and ready for sale, another family made a beautiful lady bug cake which a customer was able to use for a birthday on the Monday. They have purchased three portable DVD players and also a doll’s house. The Warehouse Porirua have kindly donated an extra $100 to the girls allowing them to purchase the rest of the required items.

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Temperature Solutions director and chief technician Garry Quarterman with the wide range of air-conditioning units

Temperature Solutions of Kenepuru are ready with advice and help for air conditioning, heat pumps and ventilation in homes, in businesses and industry. This year they relocated to their new and easily accessible site on Kenepuru Drive. They have a proud and long-term track record - it’s exactly forty years since the firm was established and in that time they’ve successfully completed projects throughout New Zealand and Australia. As a standard service, you receive an initial, free on-site assessment and quote for new installations, followed up by design, supply and installation services, preventative maintenance and service, a 24/7 on-call support service for breakdown and repairs and fixed-term warranty options. As an extra service Temperature Solutions offer portable air-conditioning units.

At the completion of every project, and before handing over to the client, Temperature Solutions engineers test the equipment to ensure all results meet factory specifications. And then comes a key point in satisfaction: on-site tuition is given to ensure the customer has complete understanding of how to operate the controls. While Wellington’s geography can create a challenging environment, their firm’s years of experience means homes and businesses can be assured they know how to cope with any of the heating, air-conditioning and ventilation issues that result. They’ve seen it all before – and their wellprepared and expert Service Support Team will be able to respond quickly.  85 Kenepuru Drive, Kenepuru, Porirua. Phone: 471 1706. PBA

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Dave had tried everything; every time he was overseas he would search for anything that could possibly help. While on one of these overseas trips ten years ago, Dave discovered the Teeter Hang-Ups. “The first time I tried it, the pain disappeared and I was completely pain free for about 30 minutes, nothing had done that” he told me. Dave never believed it would fix him, “as specialists had told me it was irreversible, I now knew I had a place to go every time I wanted some serious relief”. To Dave’s surprise the more he used the table the longer the pain stayed away, until after nearly three months he was completely pain free, “I couldn’t believe it’ he told me “I had spent large amounts of money on every form of treatment available and here

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was something I had never heard of sorting it out for me in a very short period of time” It was then Dave decided to introduce Teeter into New Zealand and Inversion NZ was born. Over the years INZ have helped thousands of people get some serious relief and have seen results in not only backs, but necks, hips, knees, posture, circulation, increased height, and lots more.

“We have testimonials from people with over fifty years of back problems and even have them in a number of schools in New Zealand for their special needs children” he told me, “the blood to the brain helps these kids and the results are excellent” What this means for the aging population is that it helps maintain the health of the brain as we all get older. Dave told me that he realised that, had he not tried the Teeter for himself he would still be suffering, “I would still be a miserable grumpy bugger, living with pain, that is why we do the shows, people need to try it for themselves” he told me “most people actually get off with the pain either gone or considerably less” he said “we let the tables do the talking”

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Discs: It uses gravity to apply traction, the traction Posture: Poor posture is one of the major cases of pain gently opens the discs and as they open up they create suction, this suction draws fluid from the surrounding tissue back into the discs, re-hydrating them. This is the key! Discs do not have their own blood supply, they rely on transfer of fluid from the surrounding tissue to keep them healthy and hydrated and over the years as discs get thinner with age, they lose the ability to take on fluid (just like squeezing a sponge) and they start to de-hydrate.

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51. J.K. Rowling 7.00pm chose the Monday 30th November unusual At the Clubrooms name For Terms 1 & 2, 2019 ‘Hermione’ Corner of Main Road so young and Moohan Enrolment at Khandallah School is now governed by an enrolmentStreets, scheme. Wainuiomata Under this girls scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone. The enrolment scheme, wouldn’t which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed on our school website be teased news www.khandallah.school.nz, or at the school office, where Bringing copies of thelocal scheme are also for being available. nerdy! to the community The Khandallah School Board has determined that there are likely to be 20 places available for out of zone students turning 5 years of age during Terms 1 and 2, 2019. The exact Situation number of places will depend on the number of Vacant applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. For students seeking enrolment during Terms 1 and 2, 2019. The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is Friday 7th December 2018.

Wainuiomata Newspaper Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time Deliverers during Terms 1 and 2, 2019 should notify the school by the 7th December 2018 to assist the school to plan appropriately for the Term.

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If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected in a priority order by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it 1:theMomona, Mohaka, Kawatiri Kaponga. willArea be held on 10th December 2018. Parents will be informed of- the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

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likelihood by of top-qualifi overcrowding, the board with of installations ed electrician Rewa Rewa School has adopted an enrolment record of over fifty years of giving locals the scheme which has been approved by the lowest costof“around-the-clock” service, just Ministry Education. phone or students 021-0717-674 or email Under977-8787 this scheme, will be enrolled if they live within the home zone. The enrolment jack.powell@outlook.com scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, mayVacant be viewed on our Situation school website www.rewarewa.school.nz, or at the school office, where copies of the scheme are also available. The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989. If you live in the home zone and have not yet signalled your intention to enrol your child later this year, then please contact the school immediately to assist us in our planning. The enrolment scheme for Rewa Rewa School will come into effect at 5pm on January 28th, N 2019. Enrolment at our school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office and our website. The board has determined that 29 places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students in 2019. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. In 2019 there will be 4 enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs for term 1 from Friday 14 December 2018 to Friday 12 April 2019. For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zoneA solid places is 30 November 2018. Please contact the school office for an enrolment form to submit. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on Monday 03 December 2018. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend to enrol their child at any time during the next year should also notify the school by 30 November 2018 to assist the school to plan appropriately for the next year. Details relating to the second enrolment period for term 2, 2019 are as follows: Length of enrolment period: Saturday 13 April 2019 to Friday 5 July 2019. Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday 6 Applications are available at our recruitment ce or at the security gate based in the Marchoffi 2019. Ngauranga George in Wellington. Date of ballot if required: Thursday 7 March 2019 Contact Barry 472 7987 or 021 276 6654.

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The Board has determined that Services up to 3 places at Year 1 Trades and level, 1 place at Year 4 level and 1 place at Year 6 level are likely to be available for out of zone students next year. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. For students seeking enrolment the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 7th November. Parents of students who live within the home zone and 46 Waione St Petone intend enrolling Ph: their5685989 child at anyOpen time during the next Sat 9am-3pm year should notifyFormerly the school bycpa 7th spares November to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the Funeral Director school. Applications from out of zone students will be processed as per the Ministry of Education guidelines. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on 8th November. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. To obtain an enrolment form please email: office@churtonpark.school.nz Garage Sale GARAGE SALE Sat 3rd November 9am-

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Newlands School Adoption of amended Enrolment Scheme In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding the Board of Trustees of Newlands School has adopted an amended enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The amended Newlands School Enrolment Scheme will be implemented on 28 January 2019. Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone.

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989. The enrolment scheme, which includes a description of the home zone and a map, may be viewed on the school website https://newlandsprimary.school.nz. Copies of the scheme are also available from the school office, ph 461 6900.

Notice regarding enrolments at Newlands School 2019 Enrolment at Newlands School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from our website: https://newlandsprimary.school.nz The board has determined that up to 12 places are likely to be available for out of zone students in 2019. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. In 2019 there will be 2 enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Saturday 15 December 2018 to Friday 5 July 2019. The second enrolment period runs from Saturday 6 July 2019 to Wednesday 18 December 2018. For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period of 2019, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 9am, Friday 30 November 2018. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, this will be held on Friday 30 November 2018. Parents will be

informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Details of how applications from out of zone students are processed are available on our school website (detailed above). Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by Friday 30 November 2018 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school. Details relating to the second enrolment period for 2019 are as follows: • Second Enrolment period is from Saturday 6 July 2019 to Wednesday 18 December 2019. • Deadline for receipt of applications: 9am, Wednesday 5 June 2019. • Date of ballot: Wednesday 5 June 2019. Enrolment packs are available from the school office, phone 461 6900, or from our website.

Bellevue Primary School: Adoption of Enrolment Scheme In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding the Board of Trustees of Bellevue School has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The Bellevue School Enrolment Scheme will be implemented on 28 January 2019. Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone.

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989. The enrolment scheme, which includes a description of the home zone and a map, may be viewed on the school website www.bellevue-newlands.school.nz or at the school office. Copies of the scheme are also available from the school office, phone 478 7037.

Notice regarding enrolment at Bellevue School 2019 Enrolment at Bellevue School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from our website: www.bellevue-newlands.school.nz In 2019 there will be two enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Saturday 15 December 2018 to Friday 5 July 2019. The second enrolment period runs from Saturday 6 July 2019 until Friday 13 December 2019. The board has determined that up to four places are likely to be available for out of zone students for the first enrolment period in 2019. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period of 2019, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 9am, Friday 30 November 2018. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, this will be held on Friday 30 November 2018. Parents will be

informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Details of how applications from out of zone students are processed are available on our school website. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by Friday 30 November 2018 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school. Details relating to the second enrolment period for 2019 are as follows: • Second Enrolment period is from Saturday 6 July 2019 to Friday 13 December 2018 • Deadline for receipt of applications: 9am Wednesday 5 June 2019 • Date of ballot: Wednesday 5 June 2019 if required. Enrolment packs are available from the school office, phone 478 7037.

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All advertisements are subject to the approval of Wellington Suburban Newspapers. Advertisements are positioned entirely at the option of The Publisher & no guarantee of placement is given. Applicable loadings apply only to the specific placement of strip or island advertisements. Placement & approval is at the discretion of The Publisher. While every effort will be made to publish as instructed, The Publisher accepts no liability for any loss caused through loss or misplacement. The Publisher reserves the right to reject any advertisement considered unsuitable for publication. Advertisements will be charged on the size of the material supplied or the space ordered whichever is the greater. It is the responsibility of the Advertiser or Advertising Agent to notify Wellington Suburban Newspapers of any error within 24 hours of its publication. The Publisher is not responsible for recurring errors. To obtain a classified space order (defined as annual commitment of advertising space or spend) please speak to your advertising representative. (Surcharges may apply if commitment levels are not met or cancellation of a space booking & or contract). Cancellation: neither display nor classified cancellations will be accepted after the booking deadline. No credits will be issued to classified package buys that have commenced their series. If an advertiser at any time fails to supply copy within the deadline, it is understood & agreed that the last copy supplied will be repeated. Specific terms & conditions apply to certain classifications. These may relate to either requirements & conditions set by industry standards for the advertising of certain goods & services, or set by The Publisher. Please speak to your advertising representative to obtain a full copy of these. Advertisers agree that all advertisements published by Wellington Suburban Newspapers may also appear on a relevant website.

Paparangi Primary School: Adoption of Enrolment Scheme In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding the Board of Trustees of Paparangi School has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The Paparangi School Enrolment Scheme will be implemented on 28 January 2019. Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone.

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989. The enrolment scheme, which includes a description of the home zone and a map, may be viewed on the school website www.paparangi.school.nz or at the school office. Copies of the scheme are also available from the school office, phone 478 6617.

Notice regarding enrolment at Paparangi School 2019 Enrolment at Paparangi School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from our website: www.paparangi.school.nz In 2019 there will be 2 enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Saturday 15 December 2018 to Friday 5 July 2019. The second enrolment period runs from Saturday 6 July 2019 until Friday 13 December 2019. The board has determined that up to 5 places are likely to be available for out of zone students for the first enrolment period in 2019. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period of 2019, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 9am, Friday 30 November 2018. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be

selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, this will be held on Friday 30 November 2018. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Details of how applications from out of zone students are processed are available on our school website. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by Friday 30 November 2018 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school.  Details relating to the second enrolment period for 2019 are as follows: Second Enrolment period is from Saturday 6 July 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019 Deadline for receipt of applications: 9am Wednesday 5 June 2019. Date of ballot: Wednesday 5 June 2019 if required.


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Community walks to support Raroa

By Emma West

Ready for the Off: Participants in Raroa’s Team YIP Johnsonville Community Walk gather for Sunday’s 4.5km loop walk from Raroa to the Northern Skyline and back. PHOTO supplied.

Local duo wins nail biter final in Bowls Open Mixed Pairs

The Johnsonville community came together on Sunday in support of Raroa Intermediate School’s latest and biggest fundraising project. The school held the Team Yip Johnsonville Community Walk to raise money for a covered outdoor learning area. That will include a 30x18m canopy and sports floor over the school’s courtyard area. The proposed structure will provide a multi-use sports surface, protected from the elements by a weather-proof shelter. Students will have the opportunity to play a variety of sports outside all year round, and Raroa Deputy Principal Matt Tilley says this will be a game changer for the school. “We have nearly 700 kids and our only indoor space is the hall, which is frequently used by the students from 8am – 3pm, and then by local karate clubs, church groups and music schools

from 3pm-8pm. “We’ve got kids who play outside even if it’s raining, so to have another space that is protected from our harsh sun in summer and also during the winter means it will be a highly-used area.” Matt says the structure will also benefit the wider community. “We’re not locking doors to it after school or in the weekend. It’s going to be free for everyone. “We often have lots of families coming in playing basketball, so the fact that they can use a great surface and be covered – it will be used heaps.” Raroa is thrilled to have the backing of the Johnsonville community for this project, and Matt says the school is grateful to everyone who is offering their support. “Anyone who wants to make a donation or help in anyway can contact the school office. There is a specific account that we are using for this fundraiser.”

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

ABOVE: The four finalists Bruce Henderson, Kaaren Guilford, Jessie Macaw and Robbie Bird LEFT: Kaaren Guilford on her winning way. Photos: Supplied

Johnsonville bowlers once again featured prominently in the annual Bowls Wellington Open Mixed pairs event held over the three days of Labour Weekend. The event began with 103 combinations but after the first two days the field was down to the last eight pairs. Finals day was held at the Johnsonville Bowling Club and five of the eight quarter finalists featured Johnsonville players: Kaaren Guilford, Bruce Henderson, Ann Gribble, Allan Brider, Dale Rayner, Brady Amer, Paula Meredith and Rob Ashton. After some extremely tense and high quality quarter finals and semi-finals the deciding game featured local bowlers Kaaren Guilford and Bruce Henderson up against the Naenae pair of Jessie Macaw and Robbie Bird. In an extraordinary match, the John-

sonville combination raced out to a 8-0 lead after only four ends and Kaaren and Bruce looked headed for a comfortable win. However things changed and they did not score for eight straight ends and were struggling with the score at 8-13, with only three ends remaining. Remarkably they pulled out some big shots, under sustained pressure, to score six points in the last three ends to take out the final 14-13. Amazingly, Kaaren and Bruce lost their very first match of the tournament but showed real fighting qualities to win the title by remaining unbeaten for the next eight games. This coming weekend five women and 11 men will represent the club as they vie for the Women’s and Men’s Open Singles title.

Johnson the scapegoat for the wrong reasons The Warriors may have found their ultimate scapegoat. Speculation suggests the Kiwi NRL franchise is ready and willing to part ways with million dollar halfback Shaun Johnson. The 28-year-old still has a year to run on his contract but it appears he may need to find a new home for the 2020 season. The news, first broken by the New Zealand Herald late last week, appears staggering to a non-Warriors fan like myself. Johnson has the x-factor and ability to rattle any defence. Most importantly he is respected and feared by Aussie league pundits. However, he looks set to be the fall guy for the years and years of Warriors mediocrity. Since their arrival in the competition in 1995, the Warriors have never won it at all. In recent times, they haven’t come close. However, you’d be a brave man to lay the blame at the feet of Johnson. The Warriors’ issues go far deeper

than who runs their backline. Their forwards have, for the part, been described as lazy and lacking impact, unable to give the team the go-forward in the middle of the park which has made it hard for the backs to work their magic. The culture, coach rotations and inconsistent form has also plagued the Johnson tenure which began in 2011. By moving away from a Kiwi half, the franchise will have to lure an Aussie from across the ditch. That means offering more money to entice the move. The Warriors have had mixed success with that ploy and mostly they’ve stumbled into good fortune. Their best was James Maloney who was a great addition and has been just as dynamic for other clubs after his departure. Speculation is Parramatta’s Corey Norman may be the target. A solid player but not a proven world-beater. This is a serious case of watch this space.


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Wednesday October 31, 2018

THIS WEEK’S FEATURE HOME

A Slice Of Local History

First Time On The Market!

24 Simla Crescent Khandallah

SPECI SPECIAL IN SPECIAL INVITE TENDER

For sale by closed tender, closing at 12.00 pm, (midday) Thursday 15 November 2018 at our office, 27 Buller Street, Wellington

OPEN HOME - Sunday, 4 November, 12:15pm - 12:45pm A grand home in a truly magical, stunning location – it’s easy to see why this property has been in the same family for over 90 years! “It is a house big enough to hold three generations of memories. Even the most mundane and functional rooms resonate with those ordinary stories of everyday life that turn a house into a home. Take the laundry for example, not a room of much beauty or style. More of central thoroughfare for the traffic of daily life. On the wall on the left, as you enter, my Grandfather installed a wooden box for holding rags and shoe polish. The door of the box folds out to make a platform that he would use to shine his shoes before heading off to his job as Wellington City’s town clerk. In the far corner is the laundry chute that connects to the upstairs bathroom and which my uncle once got stuck in while trying to clamber down as a boy. The focal point of the living room is the fireplace – the marble around the hearth was scavenged from offcuts taken from the old Wellington town hall. Dad would use it as a plinth for lecturing the family on what he felt were the most important political issues of the day. Many of the world’s problems were debated and left unresolved in that living room.

The formal dining room was only ever used for large family gatherings or special dinners with guests. Dad would always sit at the end of the table and try to provoke the guests into debate by taking extreme positions on innocuous issues. The granny flat was built so my Grandmother could live with us as she got older. Sadly, she became too ill to move in. The window seat that was designed especially for her has amazing sun – when I was studying for exams I would sit there reviewing my lecture notes until I fell asleep with boredom and fatigue. The fire escape from the top floor has never been used for its stated purpose but did come into its own during my teenage years – providing a means of sneaking out to parties during the evenings without using the front door. The section would have been largely covered in trees when my Grandfather bought it in the 1920’s. The top of the section, where the house now stands, was cleared by hand with the help of his friends. Today half the section is still covered in native bush and Kereru come every spring to eat the young buds on the kowhai trees that my Grandfather planted on the fringes almost 100 years ago”.

Murray Nickel Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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murray@redcoats.co.nz o.nz

wellingtonprofessionals.co.nz If you would like to have your home featured here, call Murray today.

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