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By Sam Duff Cute, little, fluffy balls of happiness will be on their way to the Newtown SPCA in large numbers as kitten season hits, according to the organisation’s volunteer organiser. Kirsty Grant, the volunteer programme lead, says most kittens are born between October and July, but the busiest months are from December through until April. Continued on page 2

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CHRISTMAS CHEER: Ruth McIntyre from the Kilbirnie Children’s Bookshop and Patricia O’Donnell from the Altrusa Club of Wellington are supporting children. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

A local businesswomen’s group and a children’s bookshop are teaming up to support children during the festive season. For the sixth year in a row the Altrusa Club of Wellington has erected a Chirstmas tree at the Kilbirnie Children’s Bookshop to support the children of women living at women’s refuge. Patricia O’Donnell from the Altrusa Club of Wellington says visitors to the shop can pick a decoration and inside there is an age range and a gender. The shopper can then buy an appropriate book, give it to the staff to wrap and it will be left under the tree to be

given to a child at women’s refuge. “Last year we got so many books that we were able to send some to Northland,” Patricia says. About 300 books were donated by the public last year, compared to 87 when it was done the first year. “People are very generous and understand that it goes to a child that probably has absolutely nothing. “Usually a woman ends up in women’s refuge with just the clothes on her back.” Patricia says the Whitby Brownies group and a group of students from St Catherine’s College helped to put the decorations together. “It’s women helping women,” Patricia says.

SPCA prepare for kitten season Continued from page 1 By Sam Duff The SPCA will see anywhere between 1500 and 2000 kittens pass through its doors throughout the season, Kirsty says. “They just come into heat,” she says. “Often it’s because of the amount of light that’s out there. So the longer the days then they will be out there more often – and, boy meets girl.” Kirsty says there are currently 170 kittens under SPCA care, although they are all with foster families. This will peak at about 300 kittens at any one time during the season, she says.

“We aim to have all our kittens and the majority of our animals out in foster care,” Kirsty says. “We believe it’s better for them to be in a home environment before they get a permanent home.” Kirsty says the SPCA is always looking for members of the public to foster kittens and other animals and people have a variety of situations. “We match fostering to your own lifestyle.” All fosterers need is a vehicle to pick-up the animals and a separate area in their home where the animals can live, Kirsty says. Kirsty says her best advice

to cat owners is to make sure they have their little moggie de-sexed. “Being a good pet owner involves getting your pet de-sexed,” Kirsty says. There are other ways the public can help the SPCA look after the influx of kittens aside from fostering, including donating tinned kitten food and polar fleece blankets, Kirsty says. The 170 kittens currently in SPCA care are not yet ready to go up for adoption so there is a waiting list to adopt. That will change in the next two or three weeks as they get older and need to be homed, Kirsty says.

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By Sam Duff If an earthquake, hurricane or even a lightning storm hits then the residents of Berhampore and Newtown will soon be able to refer to their community emergency response plan to know what to do in the aftermath. Three meetings have been held since September to bring parts of the two communities together to put together a community emergency response plan. Anna Porter from the Newtown community centre says there has been a good response to the need for a plan. “We have been looking at the challenges this area would feel following a disaster and from that we’re trying to determine how the community would respond to

those challenges,” she says. Jason Paul from the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO) says it is important to have different

We want to work with the entire community to make sure everybody is involved. stakeholders in the community, such as churches, schools and supermarkets, have input into the plan. “We have been really pleased with the number of people that have come along,” he says. Jason says about 50 people, rep-

resenting about 30 organisations, came to the first meeting. Claire Pettigrew, president of the Newtown Residents Association, says it is important the community have their say. “We want to work with the entire community to make sure everybody is involved.” She says the plan will be a living document so will regularly be changed and updated so that stakeholders stay up to date and in contact. Anna says a fourth meeting will be held in December where a draft community emergency response plan for Berhampore and Newtown will be presented. The next meeting for the emergency response plan will be held on December 9 at 6pm at the Newtown Park Function Rooms.



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Milk monitored at Lyall Bay By Sam Duff A group of budding historians from Lyall Bay School have been trawling through the archives for a project on milk in school. Milk was provided free to most New Zealand school children between 1937 and 1967 under a government programme. In 2013 Fonterra started a Milk for Schools programme which works alongside 72 per cent of New Zealand schools to give free milk to 170,000 kids a day. Anita Pownall, 10, says the group looked at two sides of the programme, the early version and the

MILK HISTORIANS: Lyall Bay School students, back left, Anita Pownall, 10, Lily Teahen, 10, and Isaiah Opai, 10, with, front left, Eva Gibson, 10, Asha Pulepule, 9, Maya Hatchwell, 10, and Tommy Barnett, 10. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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enjoyed learning about why the programme originally ended in 1967. “It stopped because people were getting sick,” she says. “The milk was left out in the sun and it got disgusting so people would throw-up.” Eva Gibson, 10, says parents have to sign permission slips these days before students at Lyall Bay School can have milk. “I like the way it’s really cold and sometimes it’s nice on a hot day.” The students interviewed older teachers who could remember milk in schools from their younger days. Their findings were presented at a technology expo and are available at

Road an accident waiting to happen - residents By Sam Duff A Mornington intersection is an accident waiting to happening for walkers, according to a group of locals who are encouraging the council to fix the problem. Local man Caleb Carnie says a crossing is needed to connect Mornington to MacAlister Park just before the Britomart Street meets Farnham Street. Walkers doing the Te Araroa National Walkway and the City to Sea walkway have to cross just before the intersection to Mornington and it is incredibly dangerous, Caleb says. “It’s not a top priority yet because nobody has died,” he

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says. “I have seen people down there who have a pram and a dog, what a nightmare.” The intersection is partly blind for pedestrians looking to see if there are any vehicles coming. Cars also often speed through the intersection, Caleb says. “It’s super busy.” Caleb says in an ideal world it would be nice to have the entire crossing area redesigned with pedestrians in mind. “What we would like is a pedestrian crossing with curve drops,” he says. A raised platform in the centre of the road, signs and speed bumps are ideas that residents have discussed. The road is very busy and

many kids try to cross it when there are sports on at MacAlister Park and after school, Matthew says. “Kids are crossing there constantly.” Ellen Blake, from Living Streets Aotearoa, says people cannot currently safely cross the road. She says a pedestrian crossing may not be the best solution as it may just giving pedestrians a false sense of security without it actually being any safer. Caleb and other residents organised a petition, which attracted 72 signatures, and has been given to the Transport and Urban Development committee at the council to review.

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History In 1888 John Castle opened his own chemist after working for Mr Richard Ayres (one of the first apothecaries and botanic chemists in the capital), and passing his final pharmacy examinations. John and his brothers, Fred and George, became chemists and subsequently five of John’s seven children also became chemists, each opening a chemist store around Wellington. Eventually there were five pharmacies in the Castle group. Between 1920–1950 Mona Castle kept scales at the chemist for weighing local Newtown babies. Ray and Santi Bhikha owned and operated the pharmacy from 1979 to 2013. In 2013 they sold the pharmacy to Shahlaa Al Salih. Ray and Santi continue to play important roles in running the pharmacy today. When you visit the shop, you will notice we have retained the Victorian interiors. We invite you to step into the pharmacy to experience the warm ambience and décor.

new one. What made it more interesting was that Lyall Bay School was the first Wellington school to be part of the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme, Anita says. The work the students produced has been uploaded to the Living Heritage website, a history resource put together by youngsters from New Zealand and the pacific. Asha Pulepule, 9, says the children all finished the project with plenty of knowledge about milk in schools. “When we first started looking at it, it wasn’t that interesting but then we dug deeper,” Asha says. Maya Hatchwell, 10, says she

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Retraction On the front page of last week’s Cook Strait News Island Bay residents were asked how they think Andrew Little will do as the new leader of the Labour Party. Local resident Crissie’s comment was confused with that of another resident who was interviewed at the same time. Crissie’s correct answer is as follows: “I do not know him at all, but I hope he has charisma and is a strong leader because that's what Labour needs right now.” The Cook Strait News sincerely apologises for any distress caused by this error.

SIGNED UP: Berhampore resident Eric Krassoi Peach with Wellington Timebank coordinator Hannah Mackintosh. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Timebank signs up 500th member By Sam Duff The Wellington Timebank, where members swap time and skills for credits, has signed up its 500th member after three years in operation. Last week Berhampore resident Eric Krassoi Peach became the 500th member of the Wellington branch. Coordinator Hannah Mackintosh says timebanking is an international concept started in the United States in the 1980s. The first New Zealand community to launch their own Timebank was Lyttelton about nine years ago, Hannah says.

“It’s important for people to know each other at a local level,” she says. In Lyttelton the Timebank became particularly helpful following the Christchurch earthquakes when locals could trade their skills with each other. Eric is a keen bee keeper and has a background in policy work, both skills he will look to offer through the time bank. In return Eric says he will be keeping an eye out for anybody with a knowledge of nutrition or other languages to trade in his credits for. “The Timebank gives you the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals and help people out,” Eric says. “I’ve offered to show people

around the hive and come around with me.” Hannah says it is exciting to see that the excitement that existed when the Timebank started is still there. In the future she says she would like to see it grow further into the northern and western suburbs as it is based in Newtown. There is a new hub in the northern suburbs for people to get involved, she says. “We’re after everyone,” Hannah says. “There’s no one type of person that we’re looking for.”  To find out more about the Wellington Timebank visit

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What sort of biscuit do you think you would be and why?

Richard Stratton, Karori

Isabel Boyes, Breaker Bay

Jannie Nehemia, Miramar

Madasyn Hannah, Kilbirnie

Michelle Hannah, Kilbirnie

“Probably an afghan because I love making them to my Mum’s special recipe.”

“Those choco-ade ones because they’re orange in the middle with a soft crunch. It’s a good contrast.”

“I would be an almond finger biscuit because almond is something I absolutely love.”

“Hundreds and thousands because they’re yummy and pretty.”

“I would not want to be a biscuit because you would get eaten.”

Isobel Guppy, Miramar “An Anzac biscuit. I like something a little bit nutty with nice flavour.”

LETTERS to the editor Mrs Gill was a decent woman

UNDER THREAT: Wellington City Council has proposed closing the Jeypore Street playground in Berhampore under its draft suburban reserves management plan. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Save the playground Dear Ed, Jeypore Street playground should be saved. Children's voices are rarely heard in policy consultation, such as that surrounding the suburban reserves management plan, so extra care should be taken to consider their needs. A playground in Island Bay does not replace a

playground in Berhampore. Demolishing it and telling parents to hike half a kilometre is not justified. It's been suggested that it would take just 10 minutes. It's ridiculous to think that – kids walk slowly, stopping to look at everything. Often they suddenly need the toilet and you have to return home – or you've forgotten sunscreen/hat/

nibbles. If we want to encourage walking over car use, local playgrounds like Jeypore St should be encouraged, not demolished. A playground in a community builds up that community. Prioritise children and keep the playground. N Page, Island Bay

Dear Ed, I was chuffed to learn of such a memorial to the late Mrs (not Ms!) Gill (Nov. 10), who served as an Eastern Ward councillor for many years. I've lived in it since the Wellington City Council adopted the ward system; and I lived for many years in Hataitai while we still voted at large for the whole City Council. She was a decent woman! She once told me she

was impliedly called a mug by some of the other City Councillors because she personally did things for her constituents instead of leaving it all to others. This confirms my view that a good many of those Councillors have merely sought the generous salary, and think they need only sit on their arse and do sweet bugger-all. Except, of course, when an election is looming -

they have to make a show of being ‘caring’! As Mrs Gill was a decent woman, she was properly married, too. I told one Councillor that, as he was brazenly living in sin, I wouldn't again vote for him unless/ until he made an honest woman of his ‘partner’, as he called his mistress. Oddly, I haven't heard from him lately! H Westfold, Miramar

Thanking the community Dear Ed, we (Miramar Playcentre) celebrated our 30th anniversary with a pot luck dinner and on the November 2 we had a free, family fun day. We couldn't have done so without the support of local businesses. We would like to thank the following businesses for their support. Miramar Unichem Pharmacy provided the petting zoo, Strathmore Butcher

gave us 15 kilos of tasty sausages, Miramar New World $250, Z Broadway bouncy castle, David and Maria's Carpet Warehouse provided face painters. Other businesses provided items and vouchers or food, Eleni's hair design, Elysian, Mediterranean foods Miramar, Souvlaki at acropolis, Strathmore Bakery, Strathmore Local, Gas works, Domino's, Subway, La Boca Loca, The Ware-

house, Noel Leemings, The Bike Barn, Miramar Fruit Supply, Chocolate Frog, The Roxi, Interislander, Alamir and Joes Cook. Strath more Com munity base, Friends of Kahurangi, Cancer Society and Bunnings, we also thank you for your support. Tania Cotidis, Organiser On behalf of Miramar Playcentre.

Exciting times for Baycourt New and exciting changes are in store at Kilbirnie’s Baycourt Pharmacy. Owner Ali Amzad, who has been the force behind the store since 1998, is moving on and a recognisable face to customers is stepping into his place. Kilbirnie resident Androulla Kotrotsos, who worked for Ali at Baycourt about 10 years ago, says she is excited to step back behind the counter. Androulla has been working in pharmacy behind the

scenes since leaving Baycourt and is looking forward to helping customers once more. “I’m looking forward to getting back into the community,” she says. Androulla says she has new and exciting plans for the pharmacy so watch this space. “All the friendly staff will be staying on,” she says. “We are looking forward to introducing a range of new pharmacy services.” Ali says he will miss the loyal

customers that have supported him throughout the years at Baycourt. “I love my community,” he says. “I have a very good relationship with my customers. “I’m going to miss them a lot and I have really appreciated their business. Ali made the move to Auckland four years ago for family commitments and will now remain in Auckland full-time. ► Visit us at 26 Bay Rd Kilbirnie, Wellington or Phone 04 4 387 3939

HAND OVER: Former Baycourt Amcal Pharmacy owner Ali Amzad with new owner Androulla Kotrotsos and the team. FROM LEFT: Ali Amzad, Androulla Kotrotsos, Linda Choie, Sathna Kanji, Ambily Thomas, Penny Minshull, Martina Toma, Sue McEwan (absent)


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Renee Rushton

Newtown Community Centre Coordinator Who inspired you growing up? I was really inspired by my Grandad, who lived an alternative lifestyle as a permanent wwoofer at the Mana Retreat Centre in the coromandel. His footprint was super light on the planet as he managed the gardens for the centre.

Who would you least like to have a meal with? It’s a tough call between John Banks or John Key.

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What would your dream getaway be? I would love to do the Trans-Siberian Railway and go stay in a ger camp in Mongolia.

I haven’t owned a TV for years (feel really out of the loop sometimes!), but I loved The Wire when it came out.

What would your last meal on earth be? Cheese fondue with Heather Brown.

What gives you a cheeky grin? Accidentally (on purpose) dropping my piece of bread into the cheese fondue mixture (when traditional Swiss rules apply).

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A flat screen TV, an iPhone 10 and an unlimited shopping spree at Glassons (or for people to not buy into the madness of Christmas consumerism).

LETTERS to the editor Trying to live in the city we love Dear Ed, as one of the owners of the section on Ira St where the heritage brick wall is located (November 17), I was curious to read your front page article concerning its preservation. It is a shame that your journalistic interest in the issue didn't extend to contacting the owners and asking for their side of the story. We are a young family and have split this section with another

young family in order to build our first homes – something we are very excited about. We like the Brickworks wall, and support keeping it as intact as possible within this framework; on balance of the wider issues at stake, we think some incursions are warranted in order to allow for better housing in the city. Managing the quality of these incursions, or alternative solutions to

access, is the remit of the council. It is their role to assess whether development is carried out considerately, and in this case we think they have done that job. We're not trying to make a buck lining Ira Street's frontage with garages, we're trying to live sensitively in a city we love. Tim Gittos, Miramar (abridged)

CONCERNED: Chair of the Miramar Maupuia Progressive Association Robin Boldarin and heritage research consultant Gary Tonks are concerned about the council allowing developers to cut into the old Gasco Brick Works wall. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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“Since our takeover of the cafe we have been focussing on offering our customers freshly made items,” Wayne says. “Our cabinet food offering constantly changes, however, our most popular items have become permanent fixtures

in the cabinet, such as our Cajun chicken and cream cheese filo.” To cater for growing demand at the café, Wayne says they have decided to introduce a buffet dinner option which starts in mid-December. Everything from mouth-watering BBQ pork ribs to butter chicken and roasts will be on offer, Wayne says. “Within the next few weeks we will also be adding new blackboard options, with items like open steak or chicken sandwiches, steak nachos, citrus and shaved pan fried ginger chicken salad and various toasted club sandwiches.” The café is attached to the everpopular South Wellington Seido Karate

dojo and Wayne says the two businesses work hand-in-hand. “The concept has always been Karate with the café. One compliments the other.” Both the café and the dojo are open seven days a week.

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Hataitai Afterschool Care Incorporated (HASCI) We offer an important service to parents of the school, highly valued by school management and our Board of Trustees. The service operates at Hataitai School from 3.00pm to 5.45pm on school days. We are looking for an active, responsible, mature and fun person to manage the Hataitai After School Care programme. We are offering the successful candidate a competitive pay rate with permanent part-time hours averaging 27 hours a week including non-contact hours, backed by an experienced and supportive Management Committee. Whats involved? You will be responsible for managing and delivering the after school care service. • Running a programme of activities for the children • Recruitment, training and management of staff • Administration: managing enrolments with parents, keeping accurate attendance records, staff rosters, payroll, drafting invoicing, weekly grocery shopping • Reporting to members of the HASCI Management Committee We would love to hear from you if you are: • Experienced in working with children in childcare, teaching, or as a parent. With a responsible, mature, practical approach in resolving problems with children, staff and parents • Knowledge of Xero systems would be a plus HASCI is an OSCAR accredited programme. It is registered charity under the Incorporated Societies Act. Email: for a position description or more information. Please email your application (letter and CV) to by Monday 8th December.

14 Monday December 1, 2014 With Round the Bays just around the corner, myself and a friend, Hannah, have set ourselves the challenge of running a halfmarathon. I am puffed having just typed that sentence, so between now and February we have some serious training to do. We kicked-off last week with a six kilometre run around the

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bays, it was a beautiful day and the views were (obviously) not too shabby. I went to work the next day and felt on top of the world. With a busy job and the distractions of everyday life it has been easy to slip away from exercising every day. I tend to forget how much better it makes me feel on a day to day basis.

So training starts now – running some days, swimming others and maybe a bit of yoga for something different. With Christmas coming up and all the food and alcohol it involves, it will be interesting to see how long this pre-New Year’s resolution actually lasts. A half-marathon cannot be that hard right?

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New black-belts in town A Newtown karate and martial arts academy have seven new black belts in their midst. Graham Lelliott, a top international karate expert, last week visited Kenpo Karate Wellington/Family Martial Arts Academy and graded seven members as new black-belts. Kenpo karate is a self-defence form of the sport which relies on the movements of the body. Among those graduating to black-belt was Rongotai College student Ryan Aranyi, 17, who has been doing karate for about nine years. “It was quite a relief (getting to blackbelt) and it was also quite sad,” he says. “I didn’t know what to do after that.” “But now I can see myself going forward with karate and possibly opening up a dojo. “It’s been a great experience.” Ryan says he enjoys karate because he


feels comfortable in potentially unsafe situations. “If I was confronted by anyone I would feel comfortable within myself.” Karate has also helped him focus on school work, he says. Fellow new black-belt Aleisha Amohia, 16, says she trains about twice a week and will continue to do so. Having worked for so long on getting to black-belt she says she did not know how to feel when she finally got there. “It’s something you can be totally proud of yourself for because you have put in the work,” Aleisha says. Instructor Sean Fitzpatrick says there was a big lump in his throat as seven of his students got to black-belt. “You have a hard time keeping the emotions back,” he says. Sean says all his students takes part in karate for different reasons but many of them enjoy the practical self-defence aspect.

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From Terry the fire fighter to Susan from the soup kitchen – next week Wellingtonians will celebrate international volunteer day on December 5. According to Volunteer Wellington they support 402 nonprofit organisations throughout the region. In 1997 the United Nations proclaimed that 2001 would be the year of the volunteer. Many organisations rely on volunteers to keep them running smoothly. Ronald McDonald house rely on 200 volunteers to keep their services going.

Down: 2 Tolerance, 3 Aside, 5 Lies, 6 Evil eye, 7 Intermediate, 8 Guess, 9 Untamed, 10 Gale, 11 Nodded, 12 Seeps, 13 Captive, 14 Aerosol, 16 Termination, 22 Ankles, 23 Replace, 24 Cheroot, 25 Dreads, 27 Terrace, 28 Degree, 30 Seek, 32 Floor, 34 Dates, 36 Hock, 38 Lei, 42 Ducks, 43 Spatula, 44 Idol, 45 Chosen, 46 Verse, 48 Alternative, 49 Nightie, 50 Sea, 51 Estuary, 52 Tsetse, 53 Incarcerated, 54 Coma, 57 Nitwit, 64 Conferred, 65 Refrain, 66 Phantom, 68 Berated, 70 Lantern, 71 Reveal, 72 Fluid, 74 Pleat, 76 Tutor, 78 Star, 79 Thus.

MARTIAL ARTS: New karate black belts Aleisha Amohia, 16, and Ryan Aranyi, 17, with instructor Sean Fitzpatrick and top international expert Graham Lelliott. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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