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After years of planning, the Waitohi Community Hub Library is almost complete, the provisional opening date December 14. Libraries and community spaces manager Laurinda Thomas says we will have the biggest library in Wellington, following the closure of the Central Library. It’s not just twice the area of the old one, but Waitohi will have the biggest book collection in the city, with 16,000 new books to supplement the existing 35,000 volumes. Continued on page 2. Space! Glorious space! Libraries and Community Spaces Manager Laurinda Thomas was on Monday morning revelling in the opportunities offered by the open spaces in the new library. PHOTO: Lauren Simpson


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Library biggest and best Continued from page 1. That’s necessary. “We know a new library brings a 40 percent increase in usage.” And Wellington people are, she says, heavy book users. “They love the printed word. They read a lot. And broadly, deeply.” So at least half a million people a year are expected through. “And that’s huge for Johnsonville itself,” Laurinda adds. The two-level building will cater to twenty-first century needs, including multiple power points, “maker spaces” for craft and technical work, and a small sound studio for recording and editing audio and music. Then there are the bleacher seats waiting for cushions, tucked in beside the steps to the café and the children’s and non-fiction sections on the mezzanine floor. “It can be a hang-out space,” says Laurinda. “Or a place for an audience to listen to a talk.” There will also be new ways of working. Gone will be a single big desk at the front. Desks there will be, but smaller, and staff will roam more, to help library users as they browse. This week, the former Johnsonville Kindergarten in Wanaka Street is being demolished, replaced by a 24-space car park and patio leading into the café. Now library staff are planning

The design of the library has drawn inspiration from New Zealand’s native forests, with triangular lighting echoing the leaf canopy, while the green patterns on the carpet reflect the leaf litter of the forest floor. PHOTO: Lauren Simpson

for the huge task of shifting from the Broderick Road library, which will be shut for two weeks before the new building opens. A moving company will do

the heavy lifting, but largescale book shelving will be a carefully measured activity Laurinda says. “There’s a huge weight of books. Even lifting them one

at a time for several hours a day can cause injury.” Book lovers will also be happy to hear that there will be a big book sale at a date still to be decided.

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Heroism to be remembered At 1.15pm on Mond ay August 19, at James Stellin Memorial Park, Northland, the 75th anniversary of the ultimate sacrifice made by 22-year-old James Stellin will be remembered. The young World War II pilot, a former Scots College pupil, sacrificed his life in France to save the 370 people

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By Glenise Dreaver

Diane Calvert, Wellington city councillor for Wharangi/ Onslow-Western Ward, this week announced she will stand for the mayoralty in the WCC elections on October 12. She says she’s doing that after being approached by a lot of people. “They are ready for a change. They want someone to speak up for them.” Diane says she especially wants to ensure more transparent decision-making. “Wellingtonians have had enough of overspending and secret deals. We want honesty, transparency, and accountability. “Over the last twelve months there has been less of that, fewer chances for different points of view to be heard.” In that respect, she says she is concerned about the role the national Labour Party has assumed in policy and council decisions. “Our city needs real leadership that’s for Wellingtonians and not just the Beehive.” One example of that is, she says, the lack of consultation and open debate in the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme. “It won’t deliver what Wellingtonians need now, nor in 20 years when it might be finished. That’s 20 years too late.” The final draft of the programme had never come to council she says, nor did any Wellingtonians get to comment on it before it went to the Beehive. “Representatives from the New Zealand Transport Agency, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington Mayor Justin Lester took it to


Wellington mayoral candidate Diane Calvert: seeking transparency in Wellington’s local government. PHOTO Glenise Dreaver.

Helicopter at Otari Work is due to begin today, Thursday August 15, to construct a viewing platform at the 800- year-old rimu on the blue trail at Otari. Between 8am to 1pm, a helicopter will transport materials from Wilton Park on Wilton Road to the drop site about 100 meters from the rimu. While the helicopter is in operation all Otari forest tracks under and around the flight path will be closed. Wilton Park will also be closed. The Otari Information Centre, Leonard Cockayne Centre and the Native Botanic Garden areas will remain open.

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Parliament. “We had a rough idea about what was in it, but the final draft was never debated. “And it’s a big strategic decision worth billions. “If you can’t run a bus network costing a couple of hundred million dollars, what are

the chances of successfully running a project worth billions?” she asks. The bus issue needs, Diane says, more effort to fix it. “More effort than just putting in bus priority lanes.” “Wellington’s population is growing and we need to

support this growth with a stronger economy and integrated solutions in housing, transport and infrastructure for all our communities. “And our leaders have to be honest. They can’t afford to keep making promises they won’t live up to.”

On Friday August 9, Wellington Zoo Trust and Zealandia signed a Memorandum of Understanding. “Wellington Zoo and Zealandia have had a fantastic working relationship over the past twenty years and we are thrilled to cement and celebrate our partnership,” said Karen Fifield the zoo’s CE. “We have collaborated with Zealandia on numerous projects, she says, adding that the agreement sets the foundation for future collaborations. The zoo will continue to treat native wildlife patients and will also offer support for veterinary health checks and wildlife disease screenings on-site at Zealandia.

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Flu on decline The latest influenza surveillance from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) shows a continuing national drop in numbers of flu and flulike illnesses around the country for the fourth week running. The figures peaked at over 2600 at the beginning of July and were down to 850 by last week. Numbers testing positive for a flu virus have dropped from close to 1800 to over 500 over the same period. Rates of hospitalisation for severe respiratory illness have also dropped below the baseline seasonal level. An ESR spokesperson says this year’s influenza season was early and appears to be declining earlier than usual, but cautions there could still be a resurgence late in the flu season.

Train upgrade begins Greater Wellington Regional Council is planning to purchase new rolling stock for the Wairarapa and Capital Connection fleets. Council has endorsed a plan to supplement peak demand on the busiest lines, Hutt Valley and Kapiti, which together carry 84 percent of the network’s passengers. Overall the rail network reached a new high of 14.3 million passengers in June 2019, an increase of 5.7 per cent over the previous year. Trains running longer distance services between Wellington and Masterton and Wellington and Palmerston North also require refurbishments or replacements.

Whale Rescue expertise shared in local workshop By Glenise Dreaver

On Saturday August 10, over twenty people from throughout Wellington spent a day at the Johnsonville Community Centre with Whale Rescue experts, learning how to best manage whale strandings. Local Whale Rescue member Linda Gideon-Robinson, the well-known proprietormanager of the Ka Pai Kidz Centre in Newlands, explains that Wellington is an important centre for trained volunteers, and they are always looking for more. That’s because, she says, we are able to quickly provide good numbers of volunteers when a whale stranding occurs in Nelson’s Golden Bay. “By ferry or plane. Whatever is fastest. “Strandings often occur there,” says Linda. “Maybe the bay’s geography confuses their sonar.” She has been to half a dozen strandings , some with hundreds of pilot whales. When the call comes, Linda’s on the first available ferry. The last one came in the early evening, and with her alreadypacked bag she was on the 8.30pm ferry, promising her husband that she had safe transport from Picton to Nelson. In the event she had to use her initiative. With the Whale Rescue logo on her jacket, she

was helped on the way by a friendly truckie, followed by a few other drivers who realised why she needed a lift. “People are so good. I was there before 10.30am, just as the operation was starting.” Tanya Kenchington from Churton Park was at the workshop, the second time she’s been to one as she wants to make sure she is as prepared as she can be when the call comes. “I’ve already got my kitbag ready.” The workshops are comprehensive, with a strong emphasis on preparedness and ensuring the volunteers keep themselves safe in what can be a dangerous situation for the unprepared. Presenter and co-founder Dr Ingrid Visser explained the correct gear to have ready packed ready for a call, the need to keep warm and the vital importance of remaining aware of your surroundings. Half an hour in the water at a time, and the need for at least two wetsuits to ensure adequate layers of protection from hypothermia were emphasised, as was the need to watch tidal movements which can rush in at speed, bringing rips. “Watch the people around you,” Dr Visser said, adding that it was important for volunteers keep themselves safe. “Because attending to volunteers means attention is taken

Linda Gideon-Robinson, of Whale Rescue and owner-manager of Ka Pai Kidz in Northland, with workshop participant Tanya Kenchington of Churton Park. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver.

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Guilty plea in Karori murder On Monday, in the High Court in Wellington, 31-year-old Joseph William Borton entered a plea of guilty to murdering a woman in Karori in April.

The woman’s name is suppressed to protect her 12-yearold daughter who Borton sexually assaulted. He was remanded in cus-

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Wadestown Kindergarten head teacher Elle Whiteoak with long-standing teacher André La Hood as they scrutinise a photo of the late Sir John Marshall with an as-yet-unidentified Wadestown child. (Sir John died in 1988.) By Glenise Dreaver

The Wadestown Kindergarten is preparing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of their premises at 45 Oban Street. On August 29, head teacher Elle Whiteoak says they will be celebrating that milestone with the whole community. Several members of the establishment comittee from the time

of their momentous shift in July 1979 have come on board, she says. And they are gathering resources from the files, which including a photograph of the late Prime Minister John Marshall, also a children’s book writer, with a child, both enjoying a “go” on one of the kindy’s ride on toys. There is also a good collection of photos dating from their first

site in 1940’s. Elle has a message to past, present and intending kindy families with young children. “We would love if you wanted to come by on Thursday August 29 at 3pm,” she says, adding that there are spaces for more children at the moment and it would be a good chance for anyone interested to come and have a look at what Wadestown Kindergarten offers.

Unemployment is down below 4 per cent and wages are up. Despite dire predictions that increases in the minimum wage and good pay settlements would have a negative effect, the opposite has proved true. And we’re continuing to run surpluses and keep debt under control. I do worry that deliberate and somewhat disingenuous attempts by the opposition to talk down the economy will damage our country, but I have faith New Zealanders can see through the doom and gloom merchants.  Certainly we in Ōhāriu have plenty to be optimistic about, with considerable house construction taking place, and some promising indications that things are happening with the Johnsonville Mall. I make myself as available as I can on sports fields, and in cafes and shopping centres so I can hear from a wide range of people who would not normally engage politically.  We get heavily lobbied in parliament on issues like euthanasia, abortion, and firearms legislation, often by

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The crowd attending the book launch of Confident Eaters, enjoying the aromas of delicious food wafting through the Ngaio Town Hall.


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Everyday life can be tough for parents with children who are picky eaters. Judith Yeabsley’s response was to form ‘The Confident Eater’ company, to find simple non-medical ways to help parents build children’s confidence around eating and trying new foods. They do this individually and through workshops for groups and educators. Judith, who is from Tawa, ap-

preciates the daily stress that picky eating causes and how it affects social occasions, meals out and holidays. Her latest venture, with two other Wellington mums, Karen King from Churton Park and Vibeke Moore from Khandallah was to develop a book for parents ‘Creating Confident Eaters’. It was launched at Ngaio Tow n Ha l l on Aug ust 9. The book takes parents through practical strategies that gently enable a child to add variety to their

diets. Its format is image-based, to put across quite complex ideas in a way that is easy to understand by busy parents. As Judith explained, they wanted to ensure that the average parent – like themselves – can use the guide as a handy reference that is returned to again and again. She emphasised that its aim is to show how to support getting food eaten by picky eaters but not to advise what children should eat, as that is a topic covered widely elsewhere.

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Carter Scheule of Johnsonville: turning a love of animals into practical action. PHOTO: Lauren Simpson


Carter Scheule of Johnsonville spent his last school holidays collecting, drying and selling pinecones to raise funds for the animal shelter Helping You Help Animals. After selling bag-loads of pinecones and kindling at the bottom of his driveway, the 11-year-old ended up with $200 as his dad matched his earnings, which he hand-delivered to the HUHA shelter in Otaki. “I couldn’t have felt any better,” says Carter. “Walking away from it I was just like ‘Yes, I did the right thing’. I was just really proud of myself and my parents who helped me.” HUHA is a no-kill animal rescue shelter that aims to protect the animals brought in and actively find them safe homes. “They take any animal from a goose to a mouse that is in need and protect them,” says Carter. “All of the dogs we saw were in these new cabins with dog beds, toys, treat dispensers and they were all happy as.” “There was one lady that visited the stall who worked with HUHA before. Her

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Readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Have you made any lifestyle changes due to climate change?

Clare Pohlen, Northland “We’ve introduced a refill option for shampoo and conditioner to reuse existing plastic.”

Deepak Dalvi, Newlands “We don’t use plastic at all. But if we do, we recycle it.”

Diane Flaus, Johnsonville “I do more recycling and only do rubbish every fortnight. I don’t each much meat. I sit in and have my coffee so I don’t use takeaway cups.”

Lamber Tenbroeke, Johnsonville “I use paper bags for my shopping but sometimes the things fall out the bottom!”

Shirley Chien, Johnsonville “When we go out we take our own utensils. We just put them in a bag.”

Fiti Magele, Newlands “We try to use less plastic and try to reuse instead of buying new. And what food we don’t eat we freeze it.”

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Blood boiling Dear Editor Re “New career for former rep”, Independent. Herald 1/8/19, p.19. Daphne Tou’s new employer Tranzurban should never have got the nod from Regional Council to run buses in Wellington. Why? Because they pay drivers $17.68 per

hour to shoulder the responsibility of driving half-million dollar vehicles with 50+ passengers on board. It’s little wonder there’s a driver shortage. It makes my blood boil to see the way drivers and commuters have been treated. Arrogant, out-of-touch regional

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In Johnsonville last week an offender visited a charity shop in Johnsonville Road and asked the counter attendant if they had a box for donations. The attendant held up a plastic bucket from behind the counter in the belief that the enquirer wanted to make a donation. The man grabbed the bucket and ran from the shop, knocking over a lady who was standing in his way. He ran down an alley and into the Mall carpark. Community Police have recovered the donation bucket and have identified the culprit who is to be charged over the offences. He also faees charges in relation to an earlier incident the same day when he entered a motel in Burgess Road and was

recorded on CCTV roaming around the corridors on various levels. He was seen to take items from the closed reception desk. In Khandallah a white Mitsubishi Lancer saloon parked overnight in Mandalay Terrace was stolen. In Crofton Downs a silver Toyota Hiace van parked overnight in Admiralty Street had both front and rear registration plates stolen. The offender taking the plates had replaced them with a mismatched pair stolen from other vehicles. In Kaiwharawhara Road a Porsche Cayman sports car was broken into via a smashed right front window. A power tool, sun and reading glasses and a radar detector were stolen.

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Three faiths, one message By Lauren Simpson

Reverend Ryhan Prasad from Khandallah Presbyterian Church has welcomed Rabbi Eliot Baskin from the USA and Ustad Oji Fahruroji from Indonesia to Wellington as part of 1000 Abrahamic Circles.

The global initiative, which strives to foster understanding between Christianity, Judaism and Islam has moved into its second phase in New Zealand, after visiting Denver in the first week. Rev Ryhan, dressed in clothing from all three religions, spoke about what he learned from the

trip thus far at Sunday’s service in Khandallh. “The yarmulke and the prayer shawl are not symbols that I have converted to Judaism or Islam,” says Rev Ryhan. “What they are is recognition that different faiths have different ways of worshiping.”

“It seems to me that the main goal of interfaith relations should be this; that our voices, our moderate voices, should be heard a lot more than the radicalised ones. “Out of our three faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam what are the two words we would use to represent them?” Asked Rev Ryhan. “Love and peace. If you hold on to those two words, then you will be a big change maker in this world.” Rabbi Eliot and Ustad Oji will not only experience Christianity but how all the faiths practiced in New Zealand.

“ We a r e g o i n g t o Christchurch, to the mosque where the tragedy was, and I was reading the remarks of the Imam which were filled with reconciliation and forgiveness,” says Rabbi Eliot. “If a white supremacist attacked my family and loved ones I’d be filled with bitterness, so to see this is quite remarkable.” Ustad Oji says the three faiths may have differences but they ultimately share the same values. “The goal is to understand each other, and through understanding we can have love and peace.”

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Last week NZ Post and Kiwibank appeared again before a parliamentary select committee to face questions on the proposed changes to services in Johnsonville. NZ Post plans to partner with a local business to continue to provide the full suite of postal and bill payment services. Kiwibank proposes to close its physical presence locally, retaining services through phone and internet banking, with the closest branches to be in the city and Lower Hutt.

Rev Ryhan Prasad, Ustad Oki Fahruroji and Rabbi Eliot Baskin gathered at Khandallah Presbyerian Church PHOTO: Lauren Simpson.

Some peak hour services cancelled Metlink has released details of a range of temporary peak bus changes which the organisation announces will provide customers with certainty over the next six months while Tranzurban addresses its driver shortage. Starting on August 25, 10 routes will see some trips suspended in the morning and afternoon peak with customers given advanced warning through the Metlink website and app detailing the trips affected, alternate travel times and alternate services where available.

Local routes affected with the temporary peak hours suspensions include 19e–Porirua, thorough Johnsonville to Wellington; 24–Johnsonville through Broadmeadows to Miramar and 26, Khandallah-Ngaio-Brandon Street. The local route suspended since April 2019 which will continue to be suspended is 34 – Karori West to Brandon Street. Barbara Donaldson, chair of Greater Wellington’s sustainable transport committee, says the

temporary suspensions will enable Tranzurban to deliver the best possible service to customers with the drivers they currently have. “The past few weeks have been an uncertain time for customers across the network not being sure if their trip will happen or not.” She adds that Metlink expects that customers travelling at alternate times and on alternate services during the morning and afternoon peak will result in fuller buses with customers having to stand more.

While there is no question that commercial realities will strongly influence their decisions - decisions which must be made independent of political interference – it’s puzzling that Kiwibank would remain so insistent on removing its physical branch presence in the highest growth area of Wellington. To exit from the area hands an advantage to their rivals. I have previously encouraged Kiwibank to take another

It’s a shame Kiwibank can’t seem to see the same opportunity. Having questioned them both on their proposals previously, I asked what they are doing to support their staff during this protracted period of uncertainty. Both offered assurances that staff are being supported well, including potential employment prospects following the store closures. They both also committed to retaining services in the current location until NZ Post has found a suitable partner to take over their services.

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Inside the Waitohi Community Hub Library Waitohi name gifted The name Waitohi was gifted to the Johnsonville Library in 2010 by mana whenua on behalf of

Taranaki Wh nui ki te Upoko o te Ika and Ng ti Toa Rangatira and comes from the Waitohi stream,

the old name of the Nga Uranga (Ngauranga) stream. PHOTOS: Lauren Simpson

Libraries and Community Spaces Manager Laurinda Thomas, ready for business at one of the new library desks, which reflects the triangular shapes inspired by the forest canopy.

Waitohi café contract awarded The former operator of Clark’s Café in the Central Library building, before it closed in March, will operate the new Waitohi Community Hub café when it opens to the public this summer. It was announced this week that Jim Huy, who managed the central library café for 10 years, has been awarded the contract. Jim says this will be his sole café operation, offering

breakfast and lunch. “ I ’m c o m m i t t e d t o it being the best café in the nor ther n suburbs. “It will be the new local. The vibrant heart of the northern suburbs,” he says. Wellington City Council Libraries and Communities Spaces manager Laurinda Thomas says a very competitive process was run from March to July with 13 expressions of interest received.

The bleacher seats waiting for cushions, tucked in beside the steps to the children’s and non-fiction sections on the mezzanine floor.

The two beams stretching across what will be the children’s area of the library will be used as an opportunity to create innovative nooks for the children.

Sam Turner and Sarah Livingston, external project managers for the almost-completed Waitohi Community Hub, were checking out progress on the building on Monday morning.

Victoria Barton-Chapple, media specialist with the Wellington City Council, was inspired to try a mean air guitar riff in the new library’s recording studio.

On the Moorefield Road side of the Waitohi precinct, workers have been installing the bus hub at the front of the building. The Greater Wellington Regional Council has co-ordinated with the construction timetable to enable the bus hub and Waitohi to open at the same time.

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Meet at the water cooler… Sue Brown knows what it is to work from home and feel disconnected. As well as being Minister at Ngaio Union Church, Sue works from home in her own one-woman commercial law business. “When you work in an office, you’re around people you can bounce ideas off, find support from or just pass the time of day with,” says Sue. “But when you’re tucked away in your own office at home, there’s no one. “Distractions are everywhere and focus can be lost. And there’s no morning tea, five minute quiz or Christmas fun either…” she adds sadly. And she’s guessing there are many more people who find the same thing, beavering away from home throughout Ngaio and the northern suburbs. “So, we’re inviting anyone who works from home – freelancers, consultants, contractors, artists – to join us every Thursday for coffee, cookies, quizzes but, more crucially, to make connections with other people like you.” From August 29 Sue and her team at Ngaio Union will be opening their space on Thursdays from 10.30am and calling the initiative The Water Cooler. “It’s somewhere to gather, to exchange ideas and to make connections.” “We’re hoping people will build community and friendships. We can’t wait to see what happens!” adds Ngaio Union member Kate Spencer – a performance poet and producer who also works from home in Ngaio. “We’re looking at a koha model for this,” says Sue. “Just drop by


Bus stop part of a GWRC plan Questions have been asked about the appearance of this new bus stop outside the Kiwibank and TAB premises in Johnsonville Road. Critics point out it has removed several parking spaces, but they have seen no buses stopping there. Greater Wellington Regional Council denies this, with a spokesperson saying the stop is currently being used by a number of commercial bus services. “We understand locals’ request for more parking in this area, but as part of Wellington’s bus network, GWRC is currently working to provide new bus stops on Moorefield Road as part of the bus hub in Johnsonville. “Until this work is completed, the bus stop located outside the Post Office on Johnsonville Road will remain in place,” the spokesperson says.

“Come and meet at the water cooler!” says Sue Brown minister at the Ngaio Union Church, which from August 29, is starting a weekly sessions each Thursday for those who work from home. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver.

as it works for you. The kettle will be constantly on the go, so people can fill themselves to the brim with coffee or tea plus biccies (and maybe sausage rolls sometimes!) before heading home for lunch, ready to power through their afternoon’s work.” And, she says: “Who knows, if

there’s enough demand, perhaps The Water Cooler will grow into a morning’s shared working space. “Why not bring along your laptop and test our bandwidth?” The first Water Cooler will be on Thursday August 29 at Ngaio Union, on the corner of Crofton Road and Kenya Street.

The new bus stop outside the NZ Post-Kiwibank shop in Johnsonville Road. It takes up a number of parking spaces. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver.


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to help people and prevent them from becoming a statistic,” he says. “If people need help with alcohol or drug addiction a referral will be made to the right agencies, “he says, adding that all entries should focus on artwork that make the custody unit safer for staff by improving the prisoner experience, re duci ng st ress, a nd breaking down barriers. “We want to engage with prisoners and support them to change their behaviours. How entrants to the art competition decide to interpret that in an artistic way, is up to them,” he says. The competition is being suppor ted by the Wellington City Council and The Police Leaders Guild. Go to art.competition. we l l i n g t o n @ p o l i c e . for more information.

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Portrait artist Flit Priest, a residency in Karori. PHOTO: Deirdra McMenamin.

Artist Felicity Priest, or Flit as she is affectionately known, is undertaking a month-long residency in Karori. Originally English, this nationallyknown and talented portrait artist emigrated to New Zealand in the early 2000’s as part of a formidable family enclave of artists. Daughter Tessa Priest led the way: a poet, artist and drama teacher with a new book eagerly awaited. Son Julian is, she says “an artist spaceman” whose subject matter is on the edge where science, time and space meet. Daughter-in-law Sophie Klerk is

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Local cast members in challenging musical Four young women from the Karori/Kelburn/Northland area, including the two lead females, feature in the latest Stagecraft Theatre production. Bare - A Pop Opera, a contemporary new musical, opens at the end of this month. It’s set in a Catholic boarding school, and it follows a group of high school seniors as they struggle to come to terms with who they are and who the world thinks they should be. It deals with some relevant and challenging themes, including drug use, teen pregnancy, sexuality, body image, bullying, suicide and other issues. Seventeen-year-old Stacey Dalziel of Karori plays the major role of Nadia. A third-generation Stagecraft cast member, though in her first production, she says of Nadia: “She is so complex, she’s struggling so much with her self-image. “I’ve also struggled with self-image issues so making the line clear between me and Nadia has been a huge challenge.” She is also an aspiring songwriter who released her own first album on Soundcloud earlier in the year. The other three local cast members in the seventeen-strong cast include uni student Tara Goulding-Weston-Webb, like Stacey from Karori. She plays Ivy, while 24-year old Jessica Cooper from Northland, a Wellington College teacher of drama and English, has the supporting role of Diane. Nineteen-year-old first year uni-

A line-up of Northern and Western suburbs talent: Bare supporting actor Molly Cuneen of Kelburn, Stacey Dalziel of Karori who plays Nadia and Karori’s Tara Goulding-Weston-Webb who plays Ivy. Jessica Cooper of Northland, at right, takes the role of Diane. PHOTO supplied.

versity student, Molly Cuneen of Kelburn, plays a supporting character. Director Aaron Blackledge warns that the production is not for the fainthearted.

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Operatunity celebrates Kiwi icons in September “Money or the Bag New Zealand?” – let’s remember the days and sounds of some of our most treasured entertainment moments. Relive the music of the Howard Morrison Quartet, revisit our country music roots with classics made famous by Patsy Rigger. Let’s laugh together with familiar comedy sketches you will have seen from The Topp Twins and of course Billy T James, and who could forget such iconic dances like She’s a Mod and The Hucklebuck? Featuring video clips including your favourite TV adverts from bygone years, this is sure to be a real walk down memory lane! New Zealand has produced some great entertainers throughout the years and we are delighted to present to you some of the most celebrated and iconic entertainers in one show: Marian Burns, our fiddle player extraordinaire with her award winning fiddling and infectious personality; Suzanne Lynch, iconic NZ star, stunning singer and original member of the Chicks; Pat Urlich,

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Daffodils signal festival fun in Carterton There is plenty of fun to be had at the annual Carterton Daffodil Festival next month, on Sunday 8 September. Located in the heart of the Wairarapa, Carterton’s popular Festival offers an abundance of activities ranging from the famous Daffodil picking at Middlerun, Street Markets, Horse Drawn Surrey Rides, the Big Wai Art Sale in the Events Centre and loads more. What is now for many a time-honoured tradition, the festival includes the picking of daffodils at Middle Run, a historic property at Gladstone. There will be free buses throughout the day starting at 10am from Broadway Street, to shuttle people to and from Middlerun. A small fee is charged to pick the daffodils with all proceeds going to the local charities Plunket and St John. The festival’s Street Markets boasts dozens of stalls featuring local arts & crafts, yummy treats, children’s rides and live entertainment. This year’s Festival will also see the welcome return of the Daffodil Express, an historic steam train that brings visitors from Wellington. Operated by Steam Incorporated, the train will depart Wellington Rail-

way Station and arrive around 10.30am. There will also be a chance to enjoy a short ride on the Daffodil Express between Carterton and Masterton. People attending the festival will also be able to view artwork at the Big Wai Art Sale in the Events Centre and participate in the on-going activities. The Festival is organised by the Carterton District Council. The Street Markets are proudly supported & coordinated by the Lions Club of Carterton. The Festival runs from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm. NB: To purchase Carterton Express Steam Train tickets, visit: daffodil-express

Paua World – now celebrating their 40th year in Carterton! Experience the magic of Paua, New Zealand’s Iconic shell. Iridescent blues, purples and greens make each piece of Paua a unique expression of nature. Enjoying a cuppa while you watch a fascinating video and then browse the shop to see a huge range of gifts, make a visit to Paua World well worthwhile. Paua World, sees more than 30,000 visitors through its doors each year. They are so well known that the products created in the factory onsite are sold all over the world, featuring at American tourist attractions like Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Canyon.

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Graeme Yule, Headmaster Scots College Headmaster Graeme Yule joined Scots College in 2007, and has seen the impact the changing workplace, technology and globalization has had on education over this time. To ensure students are best prepared to thrive both now and in their futures Scots has implemented a future focussed education across its three schools; Prep (Boys, Years 1-6), Middle (boys, Years 7-10) and Senior (co-ed from 2020, Years 11-13). As an IB World School interdisciplinary and project based learning and teach-

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Neal Swindells, St Patrick’s College (Town) This is my 6th year as Rector at St Patrick’s College. I have an extensive background in boys education at a number of state and integrated schools. My passion is working with staff and parents to develop the talents of students and to see our students grow from boys to good young men. St Patrick’s College has been a key part of the Wellington education community for 134 years and is constantly looking at how we can improve. Our boys love their College and are proud to

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Kent Favel, St Mark’s Church School Kent Favel is the Principal of St Mark’s Church School which is the only co-educational Independent School in Wellington, educating boys and girls from Preschool right through to Year 8. Based at the Basin Reserve, St Mark’s is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme. St Mark’s has always been a co-educational school, and this is something which

Kent proudly believes in. “Co-educational schools reflect the diversity of our society. This is boys and girls, learning and working together just like the world we live in”. St Mark’s is such a special place to Kent that this is his second time working at the school. He was Deputy Principal from 2002 to 2006, and then returned as Principal, a role he has held since 2011. “St Mark’s is amazing,” he says. “It is

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Clifford Wicks, Otari School Clifford Wicks has been enjoying the challenge of leading a school with a unique structure and special nature since 2002. Otari School is comprised of three strands: an Original strand, delivering The New Zealand Curriculum, a Māori Immersion strand, delivering Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and a Montessori strand, also delivering the New Zealand curriculum in conjunction with a Montessori syllabus. The Mixed-aged groups are a valued feature of classrooms. Nestled next to the Otari-Wilton’s Bush the school is overlooked by bush-clad

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Thursday August 15, 2019

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World Cup worries intensify The All Blacks are not winning the World Cup. At least not on that performance last Saturday. The Scott Barrett red card was fair enough, you can’t make contact with the head, but there’s a bigger picture as to why the All Blacks lost. There was no cohesion, the

men in black were out-passioned, out-muscled and out-thought. If coach Steve Hansen has something up his sleeve, now would be the time to show it. Rugby commentator Grant Nisbett called the 47-26 defeat as a hiding and it was. The All Blacks don’t look menacing in the forwards and

they look rudderless in attack. The Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett experiment is not working. Captain Kieran Read said defensively his team was poor as was the discipline. It appears Hansen and Co, which includes the supposed next coach Ian Foster, may have taken

this team as far as they can. A loss like that can only do the coaching aspirations of Crusaders’ head honcho, Scott Robertson’s stocks the world of good. The whole balance of the team looks off-kilter and the efforts to patch up the shortcomings don’t appear to be working. Ben Smith is wasted on the

wing and Read, while improved, is well short of his best. It’s been a golden era of rugby in this country for more than a decade but it looks like the gloss is going away. If the All Blacks aren’t careful, the Bledisloe Cup may go as well on Saturday at Eden Park.

Wellington United teeters on relegation By Grant Stephen

The Men’s Central Football League was decided in emphatic fashion on Sunday when Western Suburbs thrashed a helpless Wellington United side 15-0 at Endeavour Park. Wests scored at will throughout the match and scooped up the title with one round to play and a five point buffer over second place Napier City Rovers. It will all come down to the final round this weekend as to whether Wellington United or Wairarapa United will head to the relegation departure gates with both sides locked on three points out of 17 games. Wellington United are the lowest ranked team though with a goal difference of negative 109 over Wairarapa’ s negative 56 goals. North Wellington’s match against Stop Out was not quite as exciting at Alex Moore Park on Saturday afternoon but had its share of mystery and intrigue all the same. Stop Out stamped their dominance in just the fourth minute with a deflected free kick that wrong-footed North’s Sacha Nathu who could only watch the ball dawdle over the goal line. It took half an hour for Jessie Randall to square things up in what

was a gritty tussle that wouldn’t win any marks for a showpiece encounter. The small crowd braving the elements was stunned when Stop Out’s skipper was sent off for challenging the referee’s decision. There seemed to be nothing in it at all and both sets of supporters were left bemused by the outcome. Twenty minutes into the second half the genius of Luis Corrales shone through when he expertly chipped the North’s keeper with little room to move to make it 2-1 to Stop Out. Despite being down to 10 men, Stop Out looked the dominant side and played with far more fluidity. That didn’t stop North’s locking up the game for a final score of two all thanks to a Jordan Martens header in the 70th minute. Ironically it was a case of poacher turning keeper just on full time when Martens donned the goal keeping gloves for North Wellington following Nathu being directed to an early shower after also raising a query with the referee and paying the ultimate price for what seemed another innocuous exchange of pleasantries. The curtain raiser between the two clubs in the Capital 1 League ended up in a comfortable 2-0 win for Norths with a brace to

Jordan Martens locks the final score up two all between North Wellington and Stop Out in the Men’s Central League on Saturday PHOTO: Glyn Badcock.

Luke Grindlay. A surprise win to Tawa over Seatoun means that North Wellington has a two point lead in the league with two matches to play. In other matches in the Central League, Miramar Rangers were

too good for Wairarapa United winning 3-1, Napier City Rovers travelled to Lower Hutt and won a tightly contested match 4-3 and Wellington Olympic did just enough at home to win 1-0 over Waterside Karori.

WCC receives application for Alex Moore Park work

On Sunday the North Wellington Women’s Premier team won 4-0 over Victoria University. They need just one point in their remaining three matches to win the league and promotion next season.

inbrief sports Local fun run The Honest 10 on Sunday, August 18 is an accurately measured 5km and 10km fun run on a flat out-and-back course around the Wellington waterfront, starting from Freyberg Pool in Oriental Bay. The event provides a fast, fun and friendly environment, and has pacers running 40min, 45min, 50min, 55min to help you break your own personal best. You can sign up on the day from 8.30am, with the race starting at 9am. There is a free sports drink and banana at the finish.

Trail, ultra running films PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

A Wellington City Council spokesperson says the resource consent application for the redevelopment of Alex Moore Park in

Johnsonville has just been received. While no details have yet been confirmed, the timeline for the work is expected to be February

-December 2020. The grounds will still be usable during that time, but the buildings won’t be when work commences.

The Ledlenser Trails in Motion Film Festival is being held at the Penthouse Cinema in Wellington on Monday September 16. This is part of an annual international film tour for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world. Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts at engaging film festival-styled events as they come together to celebrate the diverse culture of the sport.


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