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Kiwibank closure “crazy” By Glenise Dreaver

Cathie Guilford of Johnsonville is passionate about her community, and the people in it. And her passions have been aroused by the November 21 announcement from Kiwibank and NZ Post that their branches, housed together at 28 Johnsonville Road, are to be closed. She’s less than impressed by the assertion from Kiwibank general manager, retail distribution, Geoff Waller that in their review they looked at Kiwibank services “in close proximity”, as well as at the increasing numbers accessing banking services in different ways. Continued on page 2. Cathie Guilford of Johnsonville says the closure of the Johnsonville Kiwibank is “all about money” . PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

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Continued from page 1. Kiwibank will therefore create a standalone branch in Lower Hutt, without the NZ Post presence and without a physical presence in Johnsonville and Petone. “Close proximity! Lower Hutt!” says Cathie, rolling her eyes. “Have these people even looked at a map?” And she wonders whether the fact that this is one of the fastest-growing areas of Wel-


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By Glenise Dreaver

Greg O’Connor, MP for Ohariu, calls the closure a “real blow”, and he has organised a public meeting for 7pm on Thursday December 6 at the Johnsonville Community Centre. “I have invited both CEOs to attend to hear from the people of Johnsonville about the impact this closure will have on our community,” he says. “Wellington City Council figures show immense population growth forecast over the next 25 years. “Johnsonville is forecast to grow by 18.5 percent, Grenada, Paparangi and Woodridge by nearly 64 percent, and Churton Park by 33.2 percent, against 18 percent average growth across the city, “These areas need a quality bank and postal service,” he says. He was also particularly disappointed as NZ Post, earlier in the year, assured him there were no plans to change their Johnsonville services. National List MP Brett Hudson says he shares the local disappointment and is also

lington appeared on the radar of the decision-makers. She’s frank that she’s not a Kiwibank customer, but she is deeply concerned for the community, especially for older or disabled people who don’t or can’t drive, who don’t have access to computers – and who don’t necessarily trust phones for their banking. In recent days she’s spoken to five different people, including one young mother of four who

writing to both CEO’s for an explanation, including what alternatives they had looked at. “Johnsonville is the largest township in Wellington outside the CBD.” The demographics should therefore, he says, be attractive to Kiwibank. However, he says he accepts commercial realities mandating decisions. The Johnsonville Community Association (JCA) is also protesting. President Simon Pleasants says that NZ Post documents released to them under the Official Information Act includes a NZ Post Board paper showing that Johnsonville Post Shop is part of a nationwide plan to replace all Post Shops with a “third-party hosted model”. “We’ll have to make do with a counter in some other shop -- it could be a petrol station, supermarket, pharmacy, or even a shipping container,” he says, adding that NZ Post has been so desperate to close their Post Shops that they even did deals with video stores. “You can guess how long that

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says: “Tell them from me. Where the hell are we going to go now?” Cathie says it’s “crazy” that a New Zealand bank is thinking about closing branches. “It’s a betrayal of all the Kiwis who changed to Kiwbank simply because it was New Zealand-owned. “Not that it’s just them. It’s all banks. They’re all about money.” Geoff Waller says Kiwibank

customers and the local community will be kept informed as dates and changes are confirmed. New Zealand Post will, however, remain in the area and is seeking a local business to deliver postal and bill payment services. Until a postal partner is secured the branch will operate as usual says New Zealand Post head of retail, Mark Yagmich.

MP’s Greg O’Connor and Brett Hudson and Johnsonville Community Association President Simon Pleasants.

lasted, but NZ Post doesn’t seem to care.” The firm has a legal duty to

prove it is socially responsible he says, adding that they didn’t even consult local people.

Public meeting Greg O’Connor, MP for Ōhāriu invites you to a public meeting to tell Kiwibank we want to keep the Johnsonville branch open.

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Join in the fun, frivolity of our annual parade The final countdown is on for the Johnsonville Christmas Parade, set to take place this Saturday December 1 at 11am, leaving from Dr Taylor Terrace. It then moves down Broderick Road and turns left at Johnsonville Road, turning

left again at the roundabout into Moorefield Road and finishing at Frankmoore Avenue. This year a Meet the Characters event will be held after the parade at Memorial Park. Those who wish to have their photo taken can do so. There will also be live enter-

tainment from The Capital Harmony Chorus as well as a coffee cart and food stalls at the nearby Rotary Christmas Fair on Wanaka Street. The team are crossing their fingers that the weather is fine by Saturday. “We’re hoping there will be no rain left,”

says marketing and communications co-ordinator, Lisette Prendé. In the event of adverse weather a cancellation notice will be posted on the Johnsonville Christmas Parade Facebook page by 9am on Saturday morning.

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inbrief news Emergency water tanks Councillor Malcolm Sparrow says the Northern Ward councillors will be selling 200 litre emergency water tanks outside Churton Park New World from 11am to midday on Saturday December 8. They are $110 each. “Mention your school or church in the Northern Suburbs in your email and we’ll donate $10 to them from your water tank purchase, says Malcolm. “Pre-order and pre-pay if you’d like us to reserve one for you,” he adds. Email to order.

By Glenise Dreaver

1000 kilometres on a bike isn’t a totally unusual challenge. 1000 solo kilometres in a country where most people don’t speak English isn’t quite as ordinary. For Kathleen Wright of Ngaio, who had a significant birthday coming up, it was what she was looking for. A challenge. “Both physically and intellectually.” The idea grew over time, and her choice of Taiwan followed a presentation at an international social enterprise conference in Christchurch. She was there as CEO of SubUrban, Johnsonville’s notfor-profit company, which creates a working space outside the CBD that supports small businesses and social enterprises. The conference presenters told of the unlikely rejuvenation of the remote village of Taomi in central Taiwan, totally destroyed by a 1999 quake. The bamboo on which its shaky subsistence had relied also went. Kathleen heard that Taomi’s only unlikely asset was that the area had never had pesticides or insecticides used and it had 29 species of frogs and 39 damselflies. Eighteen years on, through partnerships with government, private businesses and the local university, Taomi is now

Rare chick hatches A rare takahe chick has hatched at Zealandia. It is estimated to have hatched a fortnight ago today (Wednesday). Zealandia’s conservation manager Dr Danielle Shanahan says they are delighted, but she is also cautious. “ This is nature and of course, anything could happen.” While Zealandia is predator-free, the chicks are vulnerable to wet spring weather and parents can struggle to find the right food. There fore the t ak ahe we tland is being closed for a few week s to give the birds space, and supplementary food is being supplied. The takahe parents, Nio and Orbell, came to Zealandia last year from Mana Island. At 14 and 18 respectively, they are nearing the end of their breeding age.

ABOVE: In Taipei at the start of her ride, Kathleen Wright points to the route marker for her 1000k solo round-Taiwan cycle ride. INSET: The Mandarin-language placard prepared for Kathleen’s bike by friends she met in Taomi, Taiwan. PHOTOS: supplied.

the site of a thriving eco-village, bringing in an income of more than $NZ4m annually. Not only that, Taomi’s founders are working with neighbouring areas to encourage environmental stewardship to kickstart eco-tourism. “It’s all absolutely transformed,” says Kathleen who found the story so inspiring that she decided to visit Taomi – and by bike, Taiwan being a friendly


place for cycle tourers. “I just wanted to connect with people,’ she says, “On a bike you can stop and talk.” And she found the many kindnesses of total strangers almost overwhelming. What did she learn? “I learnt about patience. And tenacity. And belief in what you’re doing. “You can also get a social and environmental good

while developing economic development hubs,” she says. That’s what she’s now working towards on a larger scale, building on the SubUrban community which she, as founder and CEO, has nurtured for several years. “The trip helped me to decide: ‘If I die tomorrow, have I achieved the impact I want to?’ “Not yet!” Kathleen says firmly.

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inbrief news Death not suspicious The death of Khandallah woman Sonam Shelar, 26, whose body was found washed up on the Wairarapa coast, is not suspicious, Police say. She had last been seen at 8.30am on Cashmere Avenue, Khandallah, on Saturday November 17 and her body was found by surfers at White Rock Beach on Wednesday November 21 The death of Sonam, who was five months pregnant, has been referred to the Coroner and welfare support has been put in place for Mrs Shelar’s family.

Karori group rolls its sleeves up Onslow-Western ward WCC councillor Andy Foster is calling for more volunteers for KAKA (Karori Kaitiaki), the new Karori environmental association. With 20 initial volunteers and about 80 initial supporters, the group has already had several formal working parties, and extra work by keen people has been done clearing invasive weeds and creating the basis of a track through Homewood Crescent Reserve. KAKA’s work plan for the next several months also includes restoration work in several reserve and streamside areas around Karori. “If you want to get involved and help look after the environment in Karori, or anywhere else, please get in touch,” says Andy. ”The more people who get involved the more we can do to improve the local environment.Our next working party is also at Homewood Crescent Reserve starting 1pm on 15 December.” or andy.foster@, or text or ring Andy on 021 227 8537

New mural brightens up Ngaio underpass By Nico Hendricks

The Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association (NCDRA) has helped facilitate a new mural for the underpass near Ngaio railway station. Designed and executed by

Adrian Castle, the mural covers both sides of the underpass and features a series of native birds hand-drawn with blue and white paint. There are four of the most famous natives; the kereru, kaka, fantail or piwakawaka and tui.

“We’re doing this to brighten this [underpass] up,” Adrian says. Locals have been complimenting Adrian on his work as he puts the finishing touches to the mural. “In general, there’s been a

Local artist Adrian Castle, who has given the railway underpass in Collingwood Street Ngaio, a new splash of paint. PHOTO Nico Hendricks.

really positive vibe,” he says. “People seem really happy about it.” The underpass previously featured a series of dolphins that were often graffitied. Project manager and Ngaio resident Wendy Parker was keen to update the spot with a piece that better represented the suburb. “Dolphins are more of a south coast thing,” Wendy says. “This mural relates to Ngaio, something to display the suburb as a gateway to the bush.” Wendy says the mural is a community project being done by locals for locals, with the support of Wellington City Council. The NCDRA secured funds from the Wellington City Council and the Wellington Community Trust. The Crofton Downs Mitre 10 also contributed materials and some paint to the project.  If you’d like to see more of Adrian’s work, he can be found at

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The Walk Through the Heart of the City on Saturday November 17, previewed in the Independent Herald (November 4, p.10), proved a great success. “We were blessed with a fine day and a tail wind,” says Leanne Havill, spokesperson for the Wellington Hospital Foundation, which was raising money for the refurbishment of their Heart and Lung Unit patient lounge. Leanne said about fifty people enjoyed the walking “and the barbecued chicken, salad and haloumi afterwards”. The Heart Foundation also had a display with recipe books and gave out heart-red apples she said. “Some participants had extra sponsorship with one person alone raising $200. “Our total was just over $1000.”

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Karori Auto Services’ big move After 79 years in one location, Karori Auto Services are moving just two doors down to a brand new purpose-built workshop at 333 Karori Road. The official opening will take place at 10am on Saturday 15 December. The new 350-square-metre vehicle facility comprises more than four working bays with three hoists, with mezzanine floor and parts storage plus offices and customer waiting area. Now in his 39th year at Karori Auto Services, proprietor Craig Fair says he has had the move to larger premises on his agenda for at least 25 years. Several years ago, he moved a house off the new workshop site and began evaluating other suburban repair facilities for what would be practical for his site, and appropriate for the types of customers and vehicles he and his team cater for. Craig was able to gain the support of the majority of surrounding residents for the concrete block building, with off-street parkin, by using additional ceiling sound proofing, extensive seismic strengthening, natural lighting and landscaping. The ‘garage’ at 329 Karori Road has been part of the suburb since 1929. Original proprietor Joe Ashford built a garage and service station to go with his taxi service in front of his family home and ran the business until retiring at the end of 1963. Evan Currie and Malcolm Taylor were among several owners before Rob Galloway took over in the 1970s. It was Rob who offered Craig an apprenticeship in 1980. Just before his apprenticeship was completed in 1984, Craig took over the business and has run it ever since.

Craig thought of re-developing or moving for many years so in 2010, when the home on an 800-square-metre site became available just two doors down, he moved the house to a new site in Karori. So began a complicated journey which has culminated in the fine new premises that Karori Auto Services will operate from. “It is wonderful to have off-street parking, lots of natural light and a customer waiting area, and I will recruit another technician in 2019 because the extra space and equipment will mean we can put through more cars” Craig says. Classic and vintage cars have become a specialty for this business. “Some vehicles and their owners come from all over Wellington. In the 34 years I have run this business, I have done virtually no media advertising, because I prefer that word-of-mouth and to give a little bit of community support to let people know how good the service is and how appreciative we are of the continued custom we enjoy”. So Craig has made a huge investment in a bigger and better repair facility for the suburb – more room, with better equipment, and a construction which is strong and resilient, and built with the environment in mind. “I want to thank my team, our suppliers and Maycroft Construction and all the subcontractors for their support during this building phase, which has been completed through some pretty rough winter weather

conditions. And I must not forget my family. My wife, Ursula and daughter Jess have ‘travelled’ with me on this long journey and I could not have done it without them,” Craig points out. Tradition means a lot to Karori Auto Services. Craig says, that in future-proofing his business, he is continuing the tradition which Joe Ashford began when he built his workshop in front of his home at 329 Karori Road in 1929. Craig Fair has the last word: “Just as Joe Ashford was ahead of his time when he built his repair and servicing workshop that has certainly stood the test of time, we are now taking the next step into the future with better technology and much more efficiency, in line with the vehicle that we work on.”

AT A GLANCE Brief history of 329 Karori Road

There has been a garage at 329 Karori Road since 1929.

• Joe Ashford proprietor

1929-1963 • OK Motors/ South Karori Motors 1960s • Currie Taylor Motors 1969-74 • Automat 1970s • KAS Rob Galloway 1970s-80s • KAS Craig Fair 1984-on Research and text by Rob Webb

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Resident queries dog park survey Dog park a dog’s breakfast says Trevor Lloyd. PHOTO: Nico Hendricks

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A Ngaio resident says Cummings Park’s status as a dog park is turning it into a dog’s breakfast. And Trevor Lloyd says keeping Cummings Park as a dog exercise area is a bad idea. “Its heavy use as a dog exercise area has destroyed the turf.” A Wellington City Council survey found 81 percent of people wanted to keep Cummings Park as a canine play area when the question was raised earlier this year. But Trevor, a long-serving, member of the Ngaio Residents Association (NCDRA), says this survey was biased. “Dog owners, and anyone with

an interest in dogs, had a much greater incentive to respond to the survey than other people in the community who, for years, have seen it as an unattractive place and have lost interest in it as a community recreational resource.” The NCDRA discussed restoring the turf with the WCC Trevor says, but budget restrictions halted progress. “You could restore the turf, but if it continues to be used for off-leash exercising it would soon deteriorate again because of the intensity of its use.” Trevor, while not averse to dogs himself, says people are put off by unleashed pooches jumping on them.

“It happened with my granddaughter. I took her down there, we just got into the park and a dog bounded up to her and scared the wits out of her. She’s had a fear of dogs ever since.” Trevor says some sections of the community are under-represented and would like to see Cummings Park changed. “By changed, we don’t mean banning dogs from the park, we simply mean that they would have to be kept on a leash.” Trevor understands why dog owners are attached to the park. “They love it for all the reasons any member of the community might love to be there, just to enjoy a nice bit of natural environment away from the hurly burly.”




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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Would you eat genetically-modified fruit and vegetables?

Christopher Simmons, Johnsonville “Prefer not to. It’s not natural.”

Sam Martin, Johnsonville “I prefer the natural stuff.”

Connor Lusty, Johnsonville “I’ll take the fresh, natural apple any day of the week,”

Lilly Zhang, Johnsonville “As long as there’s no lasting implications, I don’t mind it.”

Cathie Guilford, Johnsonville “What’s wrong with eating fruit off a tree?”

Ron Gardner, Ngaio “No. Wouldn’t like it. “

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville an attempt was made to break into a house in Bould Street in daylight. A deadbolt on the door frustrated an attempt to force it open. The intruder then smashed a front window with a rock but abandoned the attempt. The storeroom of premises in Norman Lane was entered through the roof/ceiling and four TVs were stolen, while a white Vagabond caravan parked overnight in Raroa Park on Burma Road was stolen.

In Newlands a young man was observed with a can of spray paint about to adorn a retaining wall in Promontory Crescent, which is Wellington City Council property. A member of the public challenged him and he replied that it was public property and he had the right to do it. However, he desisted and went off but returned later to apply letters in yellow paint each one a metre high and almost double that in width. A description of the of-

fender has been passed to Police. A house in Link Road was broken into via a smashed window in a forced back door while the occupant was asleep. It was later discovered that a new TV, a play station and games, and a handbag, had been taken. The handbag contained bank cards and prescription medication. One of the stolen bankcards has already been used in petrol stations in Porirua and Tawa. A black Audi A3 hatchback

parked during the day in Robert Street had its front registration plate stolen. In Khandallah the garage of a house in Khandallah Road was forcibly entered overnight by jemmying the door open. A quantity of weights and gym equipment was stolen. The key to a new house under construction in Cashmere Avenue was taken from its hiding place in the meter box and used to gain entry to the site. A quantity of tools was stolen.

In Churton Park a silver Mitsubishi Lancer saloon parked overnight in Burbank Crescent was broken into through a smashed left rear quarterlight window. The ignition had been pulled out in an attempt to start the vehicle but the theft was abandoned. Cash was taken from the coin tray. A house in Halswater Drive was broken into through a rear French door. Bank cards were stolen and have since been offered to retailers, but have been rejected.

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In the article about the changes to the uniform of Queen Margaret College students (Independent Herald November 14, p.4) there were misattributions of comments , and an error in the photo caption, for which we sincerely apologise. It was Maya Elmes, a year 8 student, who made the comment about preferring the trousers, rather than Zara Kant. And the quote, “I quite like the pants because I’m a little less feminine than the others, but it still looks like formal uniform,” was also made by Maya, not Zara.

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Nairn Street Cottage is one of the first houses built in Wellington. It represents three generations of one of Wellington’s originally settlers; the Wallis Family. The bedroom has hand-carved furniture by William Wallis who built the house while the kitchen tells a tale of the 1970s with a Kenwood Mixer and ‘It’s in the Bag’ show-

ing in black & white on the tiny TV that was a classic part of New Zealander’s introduction to technology back then. This is a great place to bring the whole whanau and start to share stories about your history and how things have changed over the years. Tours are on the hour during weekends. Visit for full details.

Art as part of history In celebration with Suffrage 125, Wellington Museum presents ‘A Cameo Appearance,’ by Genevieve Packer, a newly-commissioned, textile-based artwork celebrating the achievements of 31 prominent New Zealand women running through 2019.

Set against the backdrop of the all-male Wellington Harbour Board, ‘A Cameo Appearance’ questions the acknowledgement and recognition of women within the wider history of New Zealand. For more information visit:

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in the world! Take in the sights of a landscape formed over 4 million years, the local history and settler stories. Departing on the days’ low tide, you’ll stop along the journey, learning how nature’s forces have shaped this amazing area before reaching the gannet colonies. Come on - hop on board this summer!

Stonehenge Aotearoa Although similar in size and appearance to the Stonehenge on Salisbury plain, Stonehenge Aotearoa is not a replica. It is a complete and working structure designed for its precise location in NZ. Situated in the Wairarapa countryside, Stonehenge Aotearoa is a window into

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Wednesday November 28, 2018

Greg O’Connor

Koha and aroha for Challenge 2000

MP for Ōhāriu Authorised by Greg O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Photo outside Challenge 2000’s Johnsonville HQ off Moorefield Road. From left, Steve O’ Connor, Megan Ratuki holding Te Ao Rehia Hohua-Gray, and collectors Sister Marie Roche, Metapere Baker, and Hine Hough. By Nico Hendricks

Over $10,000 was donated to local charity Challenge 2000 during their street collection last Thursday. Volunteers collected from Johnsonville, Thorndon, Khandallah and central Wellington throughout the day to raise money for community assistance projects. The organisation has an array of sponsors and partners but relies on the community for funding that isn’t secured by government contracts. The donations gathered on the day will go towards holiday programmes, family support, Christmas hampers and fuel for the Challenge 2000 van.

Challenge also does mission work for locals, including gardening, school leadership days and youth retreats. Founder Kitty McKinley says the charity was created on the principle of community improvement. “We challenge everyone to become the best version of themselves,” says Kitty. She adds that the charity was shown significant support last week, with one donor in Khandallah even buying bottles of water for the collectors. Megan Ratuki, Challenge 2000’s executive assistant, managed the collection on Thursday and added up the donations. “It’s been one of our more successful years,” she says, adding


that Challenge 2000 has a holistic approach to social outreach. “We don’t just focus on one segment of the community, we’re out there for everybody.” The organisation does significant youth work in schools around the Greater Wellington area, providing guidance and counselling for families in need of support. “We all know young people don’t come by themselves, they come with their families so we’re a very whanau-based organisation.” The volunteer collectors had a long day on Thursday with some hitting the streets at 7am. Despite the early start, Megan says the volunteers were keen to help. “Everybody goes hardcore for it.”

Some decisions defy common sense and need to be fought. The shutting down of the Kiwibank branch in Johnsonville, with the inevitable need to relocate the postal services elsewhere, really does ignore some realities. Firstly, our Northern suburbs are undergoing massive growth, with Churton Park, Newlands and Woodridge areas experiencing the sort of Greenfields development not happening anywhere else in Wellington, meaning the massive population growth which will see the Johnsonville shopping centre grow as it’s developed. And secondly, I hear considerable disquiet as I move around the electorate about the billions of dollars in profits being remitted to Australia by the big Aussie banks, and a desire to bank with a local bank to keep our money here. Any promotion by Kiwibank to leverage this concern in a growing market

will be wasted as they will have no presence. I encourage people to sign our petition which will be at various places around the electorate and on my Facebook page. This mix of online and physical presence is the sort of balance we would like the bank to deliver to cater for the range of demand in the area. I also invite and encourage as many people as possible to help overflow the Johnsonville Community Centre at 7pm on December 6 to express our objection to the closure. Come down with the family and neighbours and express your views. This is a great opportunity to show the decision makers they are making a big mistake shutting the bank, with the resultant impact on the Post Office. Johnsonville shopping centre is the hub of the area; we must retain a full range of services. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

You can contact my office on 04 3332 or email Authorised by Greg O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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fascinating day there by the time you’ve included a coffee or tea at the Southwards coffee shop. Located on Otaihanga Road, Otaihanga, just north of Paraparaumu on the old main road north. To reach it take the Expressway exit at Raumati South to come onto the old state highway route.

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Wednesday November 28, 2018

Top employment lawyer speaks out Johnsonville Rotary Club members were familiarised with what has become a hot issue nationally at their meeting of November 12, held in the Johnsonville Club Restaurant. Guest speaker was Stephanie Dyhrberg, one of New Zealand’s leading specialists in employment law, with 27 years’ experience. This year she has featured prominently in the media, including radio and TV, speaking on women’s rights, with particular attention to the treatment of women in some major law firms. Stephanie’s topic was “Women’s Rights in the Workplace” and she spoke to an audience of 48, which included Rotarians and guests. Her talk covered inappropriate behaviour to women and discrimination against women in the workplace. She said her key message to all women is “That it is OK to say ‘It is not OK.” She told the meeting: “Although many men I have encountered in my life have been professional, courteous and respectful towards me, like most women I know, many have been disrespectful, condescending and entitled about what they can say and do to me. “I have never been one to keep quiet about this, but this year I feel like I have had to fight for people’s safety and their right to be treated Johnsonville Rotary club president Neil Haydon with employment lawyer Stephanie Dyhrberg. PHOTO supplied. with fundamental decency.”



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Cyber Crime and What to Do About It Windows 10 deadline looms

be expensive to get out of. A few years ago the only scams we really knew about were the Nigerian 2. Identity Theft – every time you money scams that told you that provide name, address, Windows 10 was released with muchyour fanfare in midyou had inherited millions of dollars phone number & date of birth to a 2015 one year to upgrade to Windows and alland you needed to doon, was the to offer survey, facebook or an on-line quiz send $5,000 to pay for theto expire. 10 forthem free is just about you’re giving away your personal paperwork. Of course, there was This information goes Microsoft estimates thatwent a totalinformation. of 300 million devices no inheritance and your $5000 into a database that may be sold down a bigrunning hole, neverWindows to be seen 10, or are now with about a third of those stolen by someone unrelated to again. new devices. But the majority the purpose for which you -gave being - about 60% of this

Gracielli Ghizzi-Hall, representing Unesco, presented Kate Dobson and Annabelle Jessop with the first prize they won with their musical rap for peace at a Massey University competition last week. PHOTO provided.

Musical rap proves a winner Two Samuel Marsden Collegiate School students won the Music category at Massey University’s Create1World competition and conference held in Wellington on November 15. Annabelle Jessop and Kate Dob-

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#spreadthatkiwilove. Gracielli Ghizzi-Hall, representing New Zealand’s Global Citizenship Educational Work programme for Unesco, presented the girls with their first prize of $150 and a certificate.

information. Another very famous scam is the Windows based PCs are still running Windows 7 so if “I am from Microsoft” phone call. 3. Passwords – the most common that’s you and want that free upgrade, you’ve got The idea here is toyou get you to open are 1234, Password and abcd. your computer to a someone until 29 July 2016 to dowho it. They account for nearly 50% of will then have unlimited access them. Make suregone you have at least To date, most Windows 10 upgrades have reasonto everything on your computer, three different strong passwords ably smoothly, but with the sheer volume being done, including your banking details and that separate your computer logon, password. will never ring your emailMany and your accounts. there’s noMicrosoft shortage of horror stories. ofbank these have you up – never. There is so much more to be careful happened in the last two months when Microsoft made These days the list of possible about these days and it will only get Windows 10is an automatic update without really letting cyber threats growing at an worse. My best advice is for you to alarming pace. I’ll talk about these anyone know and around the world people woke up be cautious and sensible. I’ll talk in subsequent articles but for now, more about these threatson next time. surprised with a new operating system running their here is a short list: Untilwoke then Safe computing computer. Unfortunately, many up &tohappy a non-func1. Phishing emails – these look like Carl Beentjes tioning computer andtrust a sinking feeling in their stomach. they’re from someone you eg. IRD, Air NZ, Spark, to yourcontinue bank. Book a Nerd support online atcomMicrosoft is going its extended They contain links that will take you or mitment forhole Windows to January 2020, so if down a black from which7it through may phone 0800 63 33 26 you’re happy with Windows 7 and don’t believe you’ll be using your current computer in four years’ time, then the upgrade may not be for you. But if you are going to upgrade from your current Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, best you get a hurry on. The process isn’t difficult – check it out at com/en-NZ/windows/windows-10-upgrade. Just make sure that before you carry out the upgrade, you’ve got a current backup of your computer that you know works just in case you need to go back.


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New law on pets in cars The AA and NZ Companion Animal Council are warning pet owners to not leave their four-legged friends in vehicles during the hot summer ahead as figures show no respite in the number of AA callouts for trapped pets. Since 2012, AA Roadservice has an average of 52 callouts a month or 637 callouts a year. By October 31 this year, Roadservice Officers had already attended more than 530 callouts for locked animals. AA National Roadservice Manager John Healy says pet owners should never leave their pet locked in a vehicle. “The temperature inside a vehicle with no or little ventilation rises rapidly, particularly in summer and it doesn’t take long before a pet gets agitated and suffers the effects of heat exhaustion which can have potentially fatal consequences.” As of October 1, if a dog left in a vehicle becomes heat stressed; the dog owner, vehicle owner and person left in charge of the dog can each be fined $300 under the Animal Welfare (Care and Procedure) Regulations 2018. If the complaint warranted further enforcement action, people could also face prosecution.


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Lychgate Cemetery Bus Service Karori & Makara Cemeteries This bus service is sponsored by the Lychgate Funeral Home. It operates on the first Tuesday of each month. (If the first Tuesday is a Public Holiday then the bus trip will take place on the following Tuesday) The cost of the return trip is $5.00 per person


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