Cook Strait News 29-11-18

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Thursday November 29, 2018

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By Jamie Adams

They may not be as noticeable as other murals, but a Miramar business group is proud of the area’s flora and fauna being etched into public consciousness. The new bus shelters on Miramar Ave feature printed artworks based on the designs of local artists approved by Enterprise Miramar (also known as Miramar BID) and Greater Wellington Regional Council. A spokesman for the council says it has been encouraging such artworks as a way to deter vandals from etching and tagging the fibreglass panels, which has been a serious problem at bus shelters throughout the region. Continued on page 2. Local artists Joseph Dowman, left, John Fuller and with Enterprise Miramar liaison officer Mary Anderson in front of the printed artwork for the new Miramar Bus Hub. PHOTO: Jamie Adams



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Local birds, plants depicted in Miramar’s new bus shelters Continued from page 1. The murals were the result of a two-week collaboration between Miramar’s John Fuller and Maupuia’s Joseph Dowman. “We did the artworks then provided them to the regional council who then produced them on the panels,” John says. “I did the concept then Joe did the actual drawing.” “It’s hand-drawn on a computer using a stylus,” Joe says. The mural on the southern side of Miramar Ave depicts native tree birds found on the peninsula while the shelter on the northern side features penguins, seagulls and flaxes found on Shelly Bay. “The idea was to have fantails, native wood pigeons, tui and kaka,” John says. “The tree is the puriri tree which is common on the peninsula and has berries which are a source of food for them. “We wanted to acknowledge all the people who are doing all the conservation work out here.” John had been commissioned to produce public artworks throughout Miramar, including the historic photographic DISTRIBUTION Genx Distribution (04) 970 0439

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Local artists John Fuller and Joseph Dowman with Enterprise Miramar liaison officer Mary Anderson inspect the native bird mural, one of two artworks commissioned for the Miramar Bus Hub. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

murals at The Cutting and the bookshelf mural on Park Road. However this is the first public display for Joseph, who says it’s “really cool” to be given the opportunity. Margaret Anderson, liaison officer for Enterprise Miramar, says Greater Wellington had approached them about doing artworks for bus shelters based on a template.

“We put out a competition and found four artists in the community and sent out an email with a concept. We wanted it to be something that related to the community.” She says the business group were won over by John and Joe’s suggestion to depict local native flora and fauna. The murals are a welcome addition to what has turned

out to be an expensive investment by Greater Wellington in the new bus hubs. It has been revealed that the cost of installing the seven hubs in the capital has blown out to more than $14 million after originally being expected to cost $3.5 million to install. All the hubs are expected to be completed by February.

Great War Exhibition coming to an end By Izzy Davies

After three-and-a-half years The Great War Exhibition is set to close its doors on Sunday at 6pm. The exhibition was designed to be open for the duration of the First World War centenary. While there was a discussion about extending the exhibition it was confirmed earlier in the year that the closing date would be December 2.

Following its closure, Massey University will return to the Dominion Museum building. Since its opening in April 2015, the exhibition has become a tourist attraction. Over 400,000 people have visited the exhibition created by Sir Peter Jackson and his team. The exhibition tells the story of the First World War in glorious colour. It showcases artefacts and offers visitors the opportunity

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entation of this world class exhibition can take great pride knowing that this very important part of New Zealand’s social history has been so highly regarded by all visitors, whether local or international,” he says. With the closing date only three days away, Wellingtonians are encouraged to visit the museum to see how Peter and his team brought the Great War to life in the modern day.

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Hairdressers weaving a new style of sustainability

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Amadeus Hair and Beauty co-owner Alison Wilcock holds a woven basket made from recycled plastic wrappings. With her is husband and co-owner David Wilcock, and employees Karen Yiu, left, and Francia Benavides. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams

A Newtown salon is encouraging the local community to get involved in an innovative way of solving the plastic waste crisis – by weaving it into multi-coloured baskets. Amadeus Hair and Beauty have been selling such items in addition to other eco-bags made from plastic and co-owner David Wilcock is keen to spread the word. “It’s a technique that originated from Malaysia. We should be doing this in New Zealand,”

he says. “We have been making bags to hold magazines; something people can practically use.” The baskets are made from all kinds of food wrappers and packets, be they chippies, biscuits, chewing gum, lollies and coffee. “We pick coffee packets up from the shop across the road and we ask people to bring clean wrappers in to us,” David says. “When it’s not busy our staff members fold and staple them, then weave them together. “We use a plastic hose for the

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handle.” With Newtown famous for being a eco-conscious, the staff are keen to get their customers and the wider community involved. “If we have enough people who want to learn we will show them how to do it themselves. We will take people’s details and then decide when to do it. “We will even put them by the window and help sell them. We are donating proceeds of the bags to local charities.” David says the recycled baskets form part of a green phi-

losophy their team has come to embrace. “We are changing to LED lights, we save the used bottles we have for recycling stations and we are investigating the idea of decanting product bottles to reuse them.” He and his wife Alison have been operating Amadeus in Newtown for nearly 25 years in three locations along Riddiford St. “It’s a family business. We brought up our children here and they’ve been part of the business as well.”


Hospitality New Zealand’s Wellington branch has joined forces with Wellington Police and Wellington City Council in the sexual assault prevention campaign Don’t Guess The Yes. The campaign, which had its festive season launch over the weekend, continues its drive to change attitudes and behaviours around alcohol consumption and sexual consent. Over 50 Wellington-based members of Hospitality New Zealand have signed up to the campaign, making a commitment to help to prevents sexual assault and keep Wellington a safe place to socialise in. It is supported by the Sexual Assault Prevention Network, and the Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University students associations.

‘Tree of Hope’ for pets Animates stores across the country, including Kaiwharawhara, have put up the Christmas trees in preparation to raise funds for the ‘Tree of Hope’ campaign. The annual ‘Tree of Hope’ fundraiser encourages Kiwis to purchase $3, $5 or $10 joy, love and hope baubles to hang on the in-store Christmas tree, with all funds raised being donated to the SPCA and Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust. SPCA marketing and fundraising manager Dominique Leeming is hoping to beat last year’s fundraising total of $130,000 which is divided between the two charities.


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Island Bay store trials trolley location technology A Wellington supermarket has partnered with a local tech start-up for a trial designed to enhance its customers’ shopping experience using the indoor equivalent of GPS. Since November 2, New World and Breadcrumb Data have been studying the movements of a small number of trolleys at New World Island Bay, using radio technology called ultra-wideband (UWB). For eight weeks a device roughly twice the size of a bank card will be fixed to the front of 10 trolleys, and their movements followed around the store to within 10-30cm accuracy. The data will then be appraised to provide insights on each trolley’s movements and the time spent at various stops. New World Island Bay owneroperator Amanda Elliot says the 10 trolleys being used in the Trolley Location Project are clearly marked, giving customers the opportunity to “opt in” to help with the trial. She stresses that the location data is completely anonymous.

Locals opposed to lengthening Wellington Airport’s runway are asking for an application for resource consent to be thrown out. Guardians of the Bays, representing almost 600 organisations and individuals, said it was time for Wellington International Airport Limited (WIAL) to realise the project was unviable. The Environment Court resource consent process for the

extension was put on hold by request of WIAL in April and was due to resume this month. However last month the airport asked the Environment Court for more time for its application for consent. “Wellington Airport has tried desperately to stack up its claims that there will be an economic benefit from the proposed airport extension for Wellington without success,” Guardians of the Bays co-chair


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ley’s journey we can provide new insights to not only help customers but also improve each supermarket’s efficiency,” says Shengkun.

It is hoped insights from the trial could lead to enhancing store layouts based on customers’ needs and improvements to stock management.

Richard Randerson says. “It has drawn down significant amounts of ratepayer funding for its Environment Court application. “These delays will just be adding further costs to the ratepayer bill. There is already evidence that the proposal is likely to cost much more than the $300m originally suggested four years ago when this process started – up to $500m according to one expert.”

WIAL spokesman Greg Thomas says they remain committed to the project, saying there are plenty of benefits should it come to fruition, including direct long-haul flights, more competitive travel options and growth opportunities for business, tourism and education. A judicial conference over the application to extend the adjournment will be held on December 12.

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New World Island Bay owner-operator Amanda Elliot with a trolley featuring the new radio device on one of the front corners. PHOTO: Izzy Davies

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“When Breadcrumb approached us about this we were keen to be part of something that could help us better understand our customers while also supporting Kiwi innovation,” says Amanda. “Everyone shops differently – some like to meander around the store while many others with busy lives like to get what they want as quickly as possible.” “Time is the one commodity that many of us don’t have enough of. So if we can organise the store in a way that suits them, their shopping experience will be enhanced.” Breadcrumb Data started up in 2016 and developed their indoor positioning technology through the Mahuki accelerator programme run by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Its chief technology officer Shengkun Xie says while GPS technology has revolutionised outdoor positioning, it doesn’t work well indoors where people spend 85 percent of their time. “By understanding each trol-

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Kids encouraged to send their love to lonely souls By Jamie Adams

Receiving cards is an important component of Christmas, yet some people are faced with missing out on this due to an absence of friends or family. It is especially the case among the elderly who are the most vulnerable of people to suffer loneliness during this time. Every Christmas an organisation called Sending Love aims to change

this by encouraging a festive gesture by one person towards another through the sending of a card. The Sending Love website says the idea is to teach communities and children about the power of a simple act of kindness, and the impact this can have on the recipient. Drop boxes have been set up at libraries throughout Wellington, including those in Newtown, Miramar, Kilbirnie and Island Bay. They are also available in

Bunnings Rongotai, Kilbirnie/ Lyall Bay Community Centre, Craig’s Chemist in Miramar and Island Bay Video Shop. Eastern and southern suburbs co-ordinator Margaret Davis has distributed flyers to all schools in the area encouraging children to get creative with the cards, which will be distributed individually to those living alone, especially the elderly. “We have drop boxes at Rita Angus and Village at the Park,”

Margaret says. “Cards will also be sent to Housing Corp flats where there are some really isolated people.” She recommends a number of tips for sending someone “love in an envelope” which includes ensuring it has a legible message, keeping the envelope unsealed to give the rest homes discretion to check cards if they choose and avoiding religious

quotes as some recipients may not be religious. The original deadline was December 9 although collections have been extended to December 14. Those wanting to create a drop box in their community can go to the Sending Love Facebook group to upload a picture of it and the address of its location.

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Miramar North School pupils Molly Thorpe, 7 and Miah Leith, 7, (right) and Sarah Leith, 4, with some cards and a homemade drop box as part of the Sending Love campaign. Behind them is the drop box at Miramar Library. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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Book gift appeal for young Chew cards to survey rats trying to victims of violence By Jamie Adams

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A Christmas tree with a difference has sprung up at the Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie thanks to the efforts of Altrusa International Club of Wellington. Already dozens of presents lie under the tree ready for distribution to those less fortunate. In this case those presents are books purchased by the shop’s customers, and those less fortunate are the mothers and children who are forced to flee their homes from violent partners and other family members during Christmas time. “The busiest days for Women’s Refuge are Christmas Day and Boxing Day,” Altrusa’s Wellington branch secretary Patricia O’Donnell says. Children often have to seek refuge with very little, meaning they spend Christmas with no presents, she adds. “To be given a book to read and keep is to help ease their circumstances and provide some comfort at a dark time.” The tree has decorations made by members of the Kelburn Brownies. Customers are invited to take a decoration to the counter and purchase a book for a specific type of child, which staff then wrap and label. Both the giver and receiver remain anonymous. Who the book goes to is determined by its label,

A survey of the rat population in Kilbirnie aims to gain an understanding of the size of the population that could impact on Miramar Peninsula once it becomes predator free. Greater Wellington Team Leader, Land, Ecology and Climate, Dr Philippa Crisp said the survey is an important part of Predator Free Wellington’s data gathering stage. “It’s important we know as much as we can about the rat populations of Wellington and factor this knowledge into our project planning. “Despite its uniquely defensible location, the Miramar Peninsula’s western boundary is vulnerable. The airport, Cobham Drive and Moa Point Road each provide rat runs into the peninsula, gaps which must be plugged if we are to win the war against predators,” says Philippa. To gauge the scale of the rat population in adjacent Kilbirnie, chew cards which record the presence of rats have been placed at 100-metre intervals in a square roughly encompassing Evans Bay Marina, Maranui Surf Club, Onepu Road and Cobham Drive ahead of the introduction of yet-to-be developed measures to prevent the

Patricia O’Donnell next to the Altrusa Christmas tree that was put up at the Children’s Bookshop on Friday. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

which states an age group, and in some cases, gender. The public has been very proactive, Patricia says. “We put up the tree on Friday. We’ve already had 40 books and others bought more over the weekend.” The books will be distributed to every Women’s Refuge in Wellington and possibly further afield if there are an exceptional number this year, Patricia says. “Last year we had 300 books donated and 400 the year before.”

“It’s wonderful, people are so kind.” While Patricia is thrilled with Wellingtonians’ generosity, the fact Altrusa has run the appeal 10 times is a sad reflection of the state of domestic violence in the city and country as a whole, which she believes is getting worse. Altrusa is 101-year-old international non-profit organisation that undertakes a variety of service, literacy and fundraising projects each year.

migration of rats. “Before we can design barriers to prevent rats getting on to the peninsula we need to understand the pressure that will be applied by the volume of rats trying to pass through.” The chew cards, which attract and record rats using peanut butter, were placed by Greater Wellington staff on Friday, with the results collected on Monday. A team from the regional council is analysing the results, which are being fed into a calculation to determine the deployment of trap and bait stations along the barriers. The approach is not new to Miramar, having been used last year to establish the size of the rat population on the peninsula. A follow-up survey was undertaken in May this year. Predator Free Wellington is a partnership between NEXT Foundation, the Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and iwi, and is supported by Predator Free 2050 Ltd. The initial focus is on eradicating rats and stoats from Miramar Peninsula, with a plan to extend the strategy to making the whole of Wellington predator free over the next 10 years.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: How do you feel about the Government phasing out all retail plastic shopping bags? “

Paddy Bleakley, Island Bay “I think it’s a good thing. I keep buying cloth bags because I keep forgetting to take them. We use them for all sorts of things.”

Freddy Pearson, Island Bay “I don’t think [retailers] should be using plastic bags. I would reuse it as many times as possible.”

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

Andrea Chehab, Island Bay “Good. I don’t see why anyone would have a problem with it. We reuse plastic bags and take them for our kids when they go swimming.“

Odette Wood, Island Bay “I think it’s a great idea. Other bags are more sustainable. I know some shops are already using paper bags.”

Ben Arcus, Hataitai “It will take getting used to but it’s awesome. We use [supermarket] plastic bags for our recycling but we don’t chuck [retail plastic bags] away.”

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We have a right not be bullied for our beliefs Dear Editor, To my surprise, I feel sorry for Mr Westfold and how his letter of 15/11/18 regarding Guy Fawkes has been seen as offensive to the point where the Cook Strait News even published an apology. Most of the time I have conflicting views to those in Mr Westfold’s letters, however they are his opinions and he is entitled to them. Why was Mr Leslie’s comment that Mr Westfold’s comment

was bigoted not seen as offensive in return? Can we expect to see an apology for that? I mean in essence David is criticising Hector’s believe to the point of forcing an apology by the Cook Strait News. I see that as bullying someone with a different point of view to that of today’s reformed new age societal beliefs. May I remind David Leslie and the Cook Strait News of the New Zealand Bill Of Rights Act

Great to see selfless locals acknowledged Dear Editor Thanks for the inspiring lead story about the Wellington College students serving the community in such a variety of ways. They were doing valuable work for the community; learning work-ready skills and discovering the personal satisfaction of helping others. Then we read of young kids being able to enjoy after-school sports who wouldn’t otherwise be able

Angela Lewis, Berhampore “I think fantastic because we don’t want our oceans full of plastic. There’s no excuse about needing them for other uses. You could use paper bags instead.”

to, thanks to a Rotary Club donation. On a following page we are informed of how the Home of Compassion are remembering the sisters who nursed the 1918 influenza victims without a thought for themselves. With all the negative news in the world, it’s good to be reminded that local people, past and present, help others so selflessly. Judith Doyle Oriental Bay

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1990, section four, which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and opinions of any kind in any form”. So Mr Leslie, I would appreciate you not forcing your belief on others but agree that we all have a right to our own beliefs and should therefore not be bullied when it is contrary to today’s new age societal beliefs. And for the Cook Strait News,

please explain why it is that you apologised when Mr. Westfold was within his rights? Journalism is supposed to be unbiased, but it seems our new age society has forced journalism to side with critics. Sorry Mr. Westfold, sometimes your comments are quite surreal, but that is your opinion. Whether I agree with them or not, you are entitled to them. Name and Address withheld

Prison has failed repeat drink-driver Dear Editor, Gavin Hawthorn is getting a lot of publicity. Why? More and more people express their feeling that he should be sent to prison. An easy solution!? He has been there before and it has not changed him. Why should we repeat what failed before? Do the jail wishers really think that a spell costing the taxpayers thousands will make a difference? If anything the prison system should be on trial for failing multiple times. I think one aspect of it is that we do not think of any offender as ‘one of us’. And that all our

problems will go away if we can’t see them, we want to close our eyes and dream. But the reality is that when we open our eyes — or when a prisoner is released — we are back where we started. Unless we use the time in captivity to change the person we lose any chance of change. Owning our society’s problems is a start, rather than incarcerating them temporarily. After all it is inevitable that a prisoner is released and among us again. Paul Franken Strathmore Park

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Southward Car Museum At a loss for something to do over the summer break? Southwards in Paraparaumu is a great option. With a huge collection of world class extraordinary vehicles to view as well as an onsite coffee and souvenir shop. These are in large picturesque




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Jazz in the Burbs The AJQ Xmas gig features jazz and R’nB at the Clubrooms 12-16 Dundas Street, Seatoun, 8-10pm, Friday 7 December. Koha.

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Championship winning coach Ross Bond has extended his time with the Wellington Pride. Ross, who coached the Wellington Pride to the Farah Palmer Cup Championship title in 2018 and promotion to the Premiership, will be in charge of the side until at least the end of the 2020 season. “Firstly, I’m delighted to be able to carry on with the work we have started in the last couple of years,” he says. “We have talked already as a group about raising the bar because we all know the Premiership will be another level up.’’ Ross took over as head coach of the Pride in 2017 after a lengthy background in coaching at

club and representative level. He says planning is already well under way for the 2019 season and an enlarged squad would be getting into their work earlier as they plan to make a real impression in the Premiership. “What was really exciting for me was the fact we had about 36 girls in our programme last season and they were all there on finals day. We are all keen to build on what we have done and keep moving forward.” Another thing to excite the popular Wellingtonian was the number of players from the Pride squad involved in international rugby, with five in the Black Ferns and three in the Manu Sina (Samoa) squad.

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LOCAL CRICKET RESULTS: PREMIER ONE-DAY MEN: Eastern Suburbs 124/3 (29.1 overs) beat Onslow 132 (42.1 overs) (D/L method) Eastern Suburbs 240/9 (50.0 overs) beat Wellington Collegians 80 (23.0 overs) Petone-Eastbourne 90/2 (17.5 overs) beat Victoria University 87 (37.2 overs) Karori 76/1 (16.4 overs) beat Wellington Collegians 75 (34.1 overs) Johnsonville 91/1 (25.5 overs) beat Victoria University 94 (31.5 overs) (D/L method) PREMIER RESERVE ONE-DAY MEN: Petone-Eastbourne 268/9 (50.0 overs) beat Victoria University 95 (33.2 overs) Victoria University 191 (46.1 overs) beat Johnsonville 153 (41.4 overs) Wellington Collegians 106/3 (17.4 overs) beat Karori 105 (31.5 overs) Wellington Collegians 127 (37.5 overs) beat Eastern Suburbs 96 (34.0 overs) Eastern Suburbs 192/1 (23.4 overs) beat Onslow 187 (49.2 overs) PREMIER WOMEN ONE-DAY: Hutt District 52/3 (12.0 overs) vs Wellington Collegians – Match abandoned PREMIER GIRLS ONE-DAY: Wellington Collegians 72/3 (15.0 overs) beat Junior Upper Hutt 52/9 (15.0 overs)

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Valentine’s messy NRL exit leaves its mark I’d never thought I’d agree with Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen. However, when he said he was disappointed and frustrated his club’s star player Valentine Holmes had decided to walk away from the final year of his 2019 contract to pursue a career in the NFL, it was hard not to agree with him. Gallen, I’ve long considered an overhyped hard man who was too quick to open his mouth instead of letting his actions do the talking. However, he lamented the trend of players like Holmes and former Eels player Jarryd Hayne who left his NRL contract to play a season of NFL with the San Francisco 49ers before returning to the NFL. Now, Holmes, the Sharks’ best player and most potent attacking weapon, wants to do the same. Last week he walked away from the final year of his NRL contract — a slap in the face to his club, their fans, the competition and the sport as a whole. That seems to be Gallen’s main issue. Not that Holmes wants to pursue another sport but that he has back-tracked on his word to make it happen. Holmes should have honoured his contract and then followed his dreams. The 23-year-old, who debuted in 2014 and has played 105 NRL games, will undoubtedly get an opportunity to earn his way on to an NFL team but what happens if, like Hayne, he is a flash in the pan? What happens if his time in the NFL lasts the average of any player, three years? Does he try to come back to the NRL as a 27-year-old and look to make amends? It will be easier said than done. It seems the players and fans of Cronulla are taking the rejection to heart and a warm welcome seems anything but assured. Life is all about chasing your dreams, but there’s a right way to go about it and Holmes has got his NRL exit all wrong.



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