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‘Lasagne of failures’ By Gerald Rillstone

Meeting after meeting the message is the same, the new bus system isn’t working for a legion of users. A meeting held at Kaori Normal School last week there was standing room only and angry residents from the wider region

queued to have an opportunity to vent their frustration at Regional Council Chairman Chris Laidlaw. During introductions Mr Laidlaw made a brief speech in an attempt to appease the gathering in it he hoped they could all get over the “discomfort” of change. Continued on page 2.

“I am livid, I am angry and my blood is boiling because of this new system,” Linda Smillie vents her frustration. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone


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New bus route a ‘lasagne of failures’ Continued from page 1. “I just want to acknowledge that this is a system that is not working perfectly yet and we all know it and we apologise unreservedly for that. There are a number of reasons for that and some of them are beyond our control,” he says. He says these meetings are quite useful for working out the anomalies. He says the 18a service will be expanded to off peak and there will be some more 18a trips to Karori, the university, the hospital and Kilbirnie. He says they are committed to getting the service up to scratch and are slowly ironing out the information technology problems, but the public are going to have to be patient. “The new system is highly advanced and involves change and that is unavoidable and is causing discomfort and we are here to listen and gather impressions to help us to get past this discomfort.” Mr Laidlaw says “hubbing” is not popular, which is clearly understandable. This was not enough to calm the maddening crowd from Karori, Northland, Mairangi and further afield they unleashed with the open mic to get the message across. Michael Reid, a resident of

One of New Zealand’s finest chamber music ensembles, the Wellington-based Aroha String Quartet, will play in Wellington on Wednesday 26 September. Their dynamic Light & Dark concert explores a wide range of moods and sound worlds. It will be performed at St Andrew’s on The Terrace at 7:30 pm. Aroha Quartet first violinist Haihong Liu said “Our Light

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just crap it should go back to how it was,” she says. Helen Vickers from Northland wanted to apologise to the people of Karori because she had been catching their buses and crowding it out because the Mairangi service is so bad. Sandra Klemick of Karori has two grandchildren she is putting through college. The new system is causing problems for them also with them having to stand and wait for a bus that often doesn’t come. “We have to protect children and I will be buggered that

we have to leave them waiting because there is no bus. I have to get off work and go and pick them up because I don’t want to hear there is an accident or they are missing or something. Think if it was your daughter. “Come on guys fix it,” she says. And then there was Jamie who lives on the number seven bus route and is an avid public transport lover who says “there is so much wrong with this public transport network its not funny it is literally a lasagne of failures.”

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Karori, wanted “to congratulate the regional council for stuffing up the whole system.” Kay Webster, Karori resident and a mother of a 17 year-old and 14 year-old, said she was singularly unimpressed that her teenage daughters were at a bus stop waiting for a bus that had been scheduled waiting for a bus that shows on the electronic board, a bus that never arrives. Penny Miles representing a group of residents from Highbury says they have essentially lost their commuter bus. “We were in touch with the regional council years before these changes came about we had a petition signed by over a 500 people.” She says. “During the consultation process our bus route was taken out, we were offered new bus routes which cut the suburb off from the biggest employer, Victoria University.” “The outcome of the consultation was the regional council told us they had consulted with us.” Linda Smillie from Northland told of how she had to go to the hospital because she was sick and didn’t want to catch two buses and transfer, so called an ambulance to take her. “So I took away an ambulance from someone else.” “It’s all about cost cutting; it’s

& Dark programme takes the audience on a journey from light, to dark and back again. We love how these four pieces show the power of music to represent and bring out human emotions.” The concert begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters

the pulsating, elegaic world of the evocative ‘Toccatina’ by New Zealand composer Ross Carey. The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by the final work, Dvorak’s gorgeous, muchloved “American” Quartet Op 96. Founded in 2004 and ac-

claimed as demonstrating “accomplished brilliance, soulfulness and sublime intensity in perfect balance and tonal unity” (The Dominion Post), the Aroha String Quartet is known for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovation. This concert is part of a thirteen-concert series the Aroha Quartet is performing around New Zealand in 2018.

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The Home Front

Movement needed to get Welly moving Paul Bicknell and his grandfather’s WWI brass shell war souvenir vases from Ypres. PHOTO: Supplied

An announcement of additional transport investment into Wellington has been welcomed by Wellington Chamber of Commerce CEO John Milford. “The National Land Transport Programme published on Friday green lights significant improvements to the region’s public transport and walking and cycling networks,” Mr Milford says. “Critical new state highway projects such as Otaki to Levin, Petone to Grenada, and the Melling interchange upgrade are all listed as being ‘under review’, with no indication as to the timeline or funding provision for completing these projects.

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World War I The Home Front is the theme for Heritage Week in October at Glenside’s historic Halfway House and the Glenside Progressive Association are keen to hear from people with memorabilia to “show and tell.” During Heritage Week the historic Halfway House in Glenside will host WWI poetry readings, hosted by Challenge 2000. “The objective of the Peace

Celebration is for people to participate in stories, song and drama about life on the home front during the War,” Claire Bibby, President of the Glenside Progressive Association says. It all leads up to a grand Peace Celebration on Sunday, October 28. “Paul Bicknell from Paparangi is bringing brass shell vases from Ypres, that his grandfather Frederick George

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Bicknell brought back to New Zealand as a souvenir of his war service. Joy McNicholl has a copy of a patriotic lecture delivered by John Clegg throughout New Zealand to an aggregate audience of 20,000. Juliet Trevethick is sharing the story of her famous ancestor, nurseryman, Charles Trevethick, of the Hutt Valley who sold sweet pea seed to raise funds. We would love others to come along and

share their memorabilia and stories of the home front also,” Claire says. The Onslow and Tawa ‘Spinners and Knitters’ will be at the house on Saturday October 27, giving people the opportunity to have a go spinning wool.  If you would like to show and tell the story about your World War I home front history, please contact Claire Bibby 022 186 5814 or email info@

Do you know the Māori word for ‘screenshot’? How about, ‘selfie’ or ‘profile picture’? If you answered ‘no’ to any of these you may want to get your hands on a new te reo Māori resource featuring technology terms produced by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. There are 30 techie words and associated phrases for each day of the month in September. Te Taura Whiri now holds Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in September to coincide with Mahuru Māori, a Te Wānanga o Aotearoa initiative that started at in 2014.

Correction In last week’s edition of the Independent Herald sport section the headline incorrectly stated “Newlands Men’s win 6-0 over Palmerton North,” it should have read North wellington Men’s win 6-0 over Palmerston North.

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inbrief news Birth photos disgust Animal advocacy group SAFE is disgusted by new images showing cows giving birth in barren paddocks of deep mud. The photos, taken in Southland last week and sent to SAFE, come amid outrage over the cruel treatment of cattle over winter - which also marks the start of calving season. SAFE’s Head of Campaigns, Marianne Macdonald, says forcing cows to give birth on fields of mud and excrement puts the mother and calf at risk. New figures from the Ministry for Primary Industries reveal over 265,000 calves were slaughtered in July, the first month of this year’s calving season. The vast majority of these are dairy calves and based on previous years, the number will likely pass one million by the end of August. During the 2016/17 calving season, 1,738,730 calves were killed.

Wars history funds People throughout Aotearoa New Zealand have an opportunity to honour our past and build a future through a commemorative fund says Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta. Te Pūtake o Te Riri - Wars and Conflicts in Aotearoa New Zealand Fund supports whānau, hapū and iwi to bring to life the stories of our past and present that speak to Aotearoa’s cultural evolution. Examples of commemorative activities may include local tours or events, the development of resources or community wānanga. The Government has set aside $4 million over four years (from 2017 to 2020) for these local stories to be told. The fund focuses on increasing awareness about local history, significant landmarks and people.

Calling all book lovers

Beth Anders from Karori Lions Club and chair for the Book Fair sorts through the children’s books donated for this year’s fair. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

Joining forces to raise funds the Rotary and Lions Clubs of Karori are getting ready for their 7th annual book fair. Beth Anders from the Lions Club of Karori says past events have helped raise funds for many community projects including the development of the new event centre in Karori. “This has proven to be a very successful community event and we are most grateful for the wide support we have received from our local catchment areas to help support significant community projects,” Beth says. Sorting through the donated books is well underway but Beth says there is a need for fresh donations of good children’s books. A special bonus to book buyers will again be offered with the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes donated from the business community, Beth says.  For donations of children’s books please contact Beth on 021 264 148.

Council gets Living Wage accreditation Wellington City Council is celebrating becoming the country’s largest accredited Living Wage employer – and the first council to achieve the mark. Living Wage Aotearoaon Monday officially confirmed the Council had joined the list of more than 100 accredited Living Wage employers. The City Council employs more than 1600 people, making it a bigger Living Wage employer than Auckland lines company Vector and the Bay of Plenty’s Tuaropaki Trust. Accreditation was achieved once directly employed staff were moved to the wage and commitments were in place for contractors to also move to it. Around 450 Council staff are now on the Living Wage of $20.55 an hour, $4.05 more than the minimum wage set by

the Government. “This has been a four-year project for Council and we actually got there about 18 months ahead of schedule,” says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. “Research from around the world shows that paying a Living Wage brings benefits to employers, to staff and also to the wider community. “This was the right thing to do to make Wellington a more inclusive city. “When I talk with our cleaners and security staff, many of whom work six days a week to make ends meet, they tell me the better wages make a big difference in their and their families’ lives. “I know a lot of other local authorities are also taking steps towards becoming Living Wage councils, which is

great for all of New Zealand.” The Council has now joined the ranks of local living wage employers such as Pivotal Thames, The Rogue & Vagabond, Fix & Fogg and Berl. Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons, who holds the City Council’s Living Wage portfolio, says feedback from the community had been good. “It is a measure of our commitment to supporting responsible employment and fair remuneration in the best interests of the city. “The idea of the Living Wage is that it provides the worker a wage that will pay for the necessities of life and enables them to participate as an active citizen in the community and give them dignity. “We want Wellington to be an inclusive city and that means everyone taking part

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as much as they can. A society where some cannot afford to be part of the community is not the kind of city we want to be.” In 2013, the Council voted in principle to become a Living Wage council after a request from a community delegation from Living Wage Wellington. It has been extensively consulted with the community and was most recently included in the 2018 Long-Term Plan. Wellingtonians have supported it at every step in their path to becoming New Zealand’s first Living Wage city. As part of its 10-Year Plan, the Council has budgeted $3.4 million per year for 10 years to implement the Living Wage over time. This includes costs for Council, Council-controlled organisations and core contractors.


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Karori Town Centre Planning - Council and the community recently met to kickstart a project to improve the Karori Town Centre. A small group of locals will work up ideas to present back to the community in November.


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Metlink Buses - The big issue across our area continues to be centred around the new public bus service provided by Greater Wellington Regional Council’s public transport group (Metlink). There are six public meeting being held across the city for people to share their views direct with GWRC. Three meetings have already been held including Karori and Khandallah.

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Ladies Night for trust Mitre 10 Crofton Downs held their annual Ladies Night in August and had another good attendance with $1,608.50 raised, with in-store donations going to The Life Flight Trust. There was a good mix of ladies who tried their

hand at a variety of over 25 suppliers product ranges, including Mosaic art, learning how to adjust cupboard door hinges and how to fill a hole in a wall, as well as using power tools to create a watch and jewellery holder.

Owner of Crofton Downs Mitre 10, Brendan Hall is big on “locals supporting locals” and looks forward to another successful Ladies Night again next year, along with their up-coming Garden Evening on November 8.

Karori Youth Awards The Annual Karori Youth Awards will be held in the Marsden School Auditorium at 7pm on Wednesday September 5. Rotary Karori is the core sponsor of the awards and this is their 20th year of supporting the event. They are particularly keen this year to have a great turnout to celebrate the 20 young Karori people who have been nominated for awards this year. “This is about recognising all the really great things young Karori people are doing to serve their community, and the fantastic citizens they are,” says Heather Baldwin, Karori Community Centre chair. “The event allows us to acknowledge young people’s achievements outside

high academic or sporting accomplishments. We will celebrate and say thank you to young people between 11 and 25 years who show leadership, give service to their community and demonstrate perseverance. Heather says they are working hard to get more community participation in line with the vision developed in the Karori Project to move towards being a more connected community. One action to bring about change is to involve more people in community events such as this. Everyone from the Karori community is welcome and encouraged to attend the awards and stay for refreshments afterwards.

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Wellington’s Botanic Garden to bloom in 150th year Botanic Garden celebrations will run through to November 2019, with a range of family friendly events - and it all started on Monday with school children, iwi, local dignitaries and Wellington Mayor Justin Lester sowed flower seeds on Glenmore Lawn. The seeds will grow into a wild flower meadow representing the past, present and future of the history-rich garden – which is a much-loved part of the capital. The 25-hectare Botanic Garden – a short

walk from the central city – is visited by 1.2 million people each year, making it the third most visited attraction in Wellington after Te Papa and the Cable Car. The Botanic Garden is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area. Planned since 1844, it was entrusted to the New Zealand Institute, the forerunner of the Royal Society of New Zealand, in an Act of Parliament in 1869.

A year from now, Tuesday, September 3, 2019, will mark the anniversary. “We have a year of events leading up to that date which will celebrate all the wonderful things that make the Wellington Botanic Garden much more than a garden,” Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says. “The seeds sown here today will germinate into flowers that will appear again and again, and will be a legacy for future generations to enjoy. “Our capital will continue to grow embracing a new future, a more complex digital age and a more diverse culture,” the Mayor says. “It raises some interesting questions. How will this affect the role of our botanic garden? What will a botanic garden of the future look like?” Today the Botanic Garden contains protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and space for a range of activities. Gardens Manager David Sole says the area was once an essential food basket for Maori and is steeped in local history. “Its founders recognised the importance

of the Botanic Gardens in the capital. They were the only ones in New Zealand to have an economic mandate. In the 1800s they researched the viability of the Monterey Pine, or Pinus radiata, for New Zealand conditions. “Initially it was for shelter belts and firewood, but it wasn’t until the 1920s that the country began to appreciate its timber qualities and today the species is a major economic contributor. “Today the Botanic Garden plays an important role as a living collection; it is home to the many significant species of flora and fauna that have shaped the early economies of Aotearoa.” It also has a small part to play in popular culture. In 2010 it was mentioned in an episode of The Simpsons, which featured the stars of Flight of the Conchords. The 150th celebration events will involve four themes that highlight key aspects of the garden: history and heritage, family and community, science behind the collections, and will finish the year by exploring the future.

Wellington Gardens manager David Sole with the information board in front of the Glenmoe Lawn.

Sarah Beal donates for a good cause at Johnsonville Community Centre while Donor Technician Gary Jones keeps an eye on her. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

Saving lives Giving blood has become high tech with apps and online booking for those who are keen to donate blood to save lives. Every three to four months the New Zealand Blood Service calls into Johnsonville to collect what it can in blood donations from the community. Over 29,000 patients are treated with blood or blood products in New Zealand every year. In order to meet the demand New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) relies on its donors to give a total of 3,000 donations every week of the year. This year the Blood Service celebrates

20 years of service. It was created and appointed as the Crown Entity responsible for the national provision of all blood services and blood products and the creation of an integrated national blood service marked a significant change in the New Zealand health sector. Every whole blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives. Since 1998, more than 600,000 individual donors have rolled up their sleeve to help a fellow Kiwi in need. Next month the Blood Service will be in Tawa.

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Johnsonville Community Centre has had to call in the police after some unwanted visitors By Gerald Rillstone

Stephen Cook, deputy chair of the centres management committee, says the Johnsonville Community Centre is for the community to use but it is not a home for people. “Because the community centre is used at all hours of the day and night you can’t be watching over things the whole time,” he says. “The hall might be used to one in the morning or whatever and some of the other meeting rooms are used up until 10-o’clock at night and we can’t have the staff there all the time. Whilst the centre does have a security guard that calls around and checks on the building there is opportunity for people who are that way inclined to make use of it. “We know that there are people that have been in there and have probably been smoking illegal stuff and there was evidence of people having stayed overnight. “A couple of times doors have been jammed open so that after everyone is gone they can come back in again,” Stephen says. Sometime ago security was beefed up for other reasons and this has helped with the problem he says. “We have a CCTV and a recorder so we

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Johnsonville Community Centre deputy chair of the centres management committee Stephen Cook outside the centre. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

are able to see who has come into the building and identify them.” On this occasion we contacted the police and provided them with trespass notices so they are no longer allowed to enter the building.” Even after being trespassed some of the

people still came back to use the building after hours which resulted in a further call to the police. “Some of the people didn’t take much notice and there was one person who continued to do it, so we were able to get hold of the police eventually and have them arrested.”



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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Should all companies adopt the living wage?

Michael Tarr, Johnsonville “Yes they should, if the bottom line is as good as they say it is.”

Jenny Robinson – Jones, Wilton “I think everyone should, but it will be difficult to do overnight.”

Brian Bellett, Wilton “Definitely, it’s only fair and just.”

Penny Webester, Karori “Yes we should, everyone needs to earn enough to live.”

John Grace, Johnsonville “Yes it sounds reasonable especially when businesses are talking about supply and demand.”

Anita Nalder, Johnsonville “Yes we should look after as many people as we can.”

Wellbeing and public policy An international conference hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Treasury and the International Journal of Wellbeing will showcase the latest research on wellbeing and public policy. The Third International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy will bring together over 350 policymakers, wellbeing researchers, and members of the public in Wellington this week to

share the latest findings on quality of life and how to promote it. “It is timely to have the conference hosted in New Zealand when policymakers here have been tasked with demonstrating the impact of policies on the wellbeing of society,” says organising committee chair Professor Philip Morrison from the University’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

“The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson have said they want the 2019 Budget round to assess spending bids against new measures that take into account not just the impact on GDP, but also on our natural, social, human, and possibly cultural capital.” He says as a result, policymakers have to grapple with a number of difficult questions, such as

the definition of wellbeing, how to measure it, how to promote it through public policies and how to assess national progress. “It also raises contentious issues, such as whether a focus on wellbeing promotes a particular set of values, or whether it means we take our eye off a focus on improved economic opportunities for impoverished populations. There’s plenty to debate.” More than 140 presentations

from local and international leaders in wellbeing research and policy will grapple with these questions and more. Eighteen different streams of talks include Maori wellbeing, children’s wellbeing, post-disaster wellbeing, and housing and wellbeing.  When: 5-7 September 2018 Where: The Beehive and Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington

Karori elders harness sewing skills in battle against plastic Huntleigh Home residents Rose Greenman (right) and Nan Sanders show off some of their Boomerang Bag creations.

Residents of Huntleigh Home are doing their part to help Karori go ‘plastic-free’. The elders recently joined forces with Boomerang Bags to make reusable bags for the community. “The aim is to make it easy for people to have and use reusable bags instead of plastic,” says Huntleigh Home resident Rose Greenman. “The bags themselves are made out of donated spare fabric, which stops those remnants from becoming landfill, so it helps reduce waste in that sense too.” Huntleigh Home recreation team leader Annelize Steyn says the Karori Boomerang Bags group’s recent visit to the home was a hit with the Huntleigh elders. “The buzz in the room, it was just amazing,” she enthuses. “We had several sewing machines going, with [resident] Fay ironing the fabric, [resident] Nan sorting it all and Rose on the sewing machine. You could tell everyone was just having the best time.” Rose, for her part, is pleased to hear

that the seaming method she taught the Karori group during their last visit has been spreading like wildfire. “They were doing French seams, which keep the ends neat and tucked in but can be a lot of work,” she explains. “I showed them a simpler method which takes less time and less thread, and they seem to have really embraced it, so it’s nice to know I’ve been able to help.” The Boomerang Bags partnership is one of several Huntleigh Home enjoys with local community groups and volunteers. In recent months, Huntleigh residents have also befriended children at the Early Years Leeds Street Play Centre, made pom poms with children from Karori Normal Intermediate and hosted numerous local entertainers.  Enliven’s Huntleigh Home in Karori offers rest home and hospital care, short-term respite and health recovery care, and a day programme. To learn more visit or call 04 464 2020. PBA

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Te Papa highlights female suffrage On 19 September, exactly 125 years since Aotearoa became the first self-governing country in the world to grant women the vote, Te Papa will open a pop-up exhibition and launch a new Te Papa Press publication to mark Suffrage 125. Dr Bronwyn Labrum, Te Papa’s Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures and her team are using stories from the last 125 years to reflect on gender rights today. “2018 provides us with an opportunity to look at the legacy of female suffrage – to celebrate the milestones that have been fought for and won, but to also acknowl-

edge that the battle for equality is ongoing.” “I remember the centennial suffrage celebrations in 1993, and the reality is that not much has fundamentally changed in terms of advances in women’s rights in the last 25 years. There is still pay inequality, while sexism and sexual abuse are experienced at every level of society.” “However, the tide certainly feels like it’s turning. There’s renewed energy, a braveness to ‘call it’ and momentum for change. I feel very hopeful about the changes we’ll be able to examine for Suffrage 150,”

says Dr Bronwyn Labrum. To honour Suffrage 125, Te Papa curators have initiated a special collecting project, Te Tohe mo nga Take Wahine / Doing It for Themselves: Women Fight for Equality sourcing contemporary items related to women’s rights. Recent acquisitions include a breast pump from former Green MP and writer Holly Walker, the NopeSisters T-shirt which addresses sexual abuse, a menstrual cup from MyCup, a company committed to ending period poverty, a suit worn by Dame Jenny Shipley on her first day in office as New Zealand’s

first-ever female Prime Minister, and Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban’s puletasi (formal Samoan outfit) which she wore to give her maiden speech as New Zealand’s first Pacific Island female Member of Parliament. Dr Katie Cooper, who is heading the collecting project and curator of the exhibition says: “We’re in discussions with a number of female leaders, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, about acquiring items from them for the national collection and this project will continue throughout this anniversary year.

Some of these recently acquired items, along with objects from Te Papa’s extensive collections, will feature in the pop-up exhibition. “With this exhibition, we honour women who fought and continue to fight for gender equality. We’re presenting the tools they have used to make their voices heard, and markers of their success,” says Dr Katie Cooper.  Te Tohe mō ngā Take Wāhine / Doing It for Themselves: Women Fight for Equality, will be located on level 3, Te Papa and will run until the end of February 2019.

Marsden School’s Primary students Eliza N a m - K o g a n ( Ye a r 1) Charlize Chan and Alexandra McKenzie (both Year 4) are ready for their production of Pirates versus Mermaids 19 – 20 September.

Creativity integral part of the show Samuel Marsden Collegiate School primary students will perform in their production ‘Pirates versus Mermaids’ on 19 and 20 September, but it isn’t only acting they have practised over the last couple of terms. Creativity and working together on their pirate ship was an exciting part of the learning for Marsden’s Primary students. The Year 3 students went to the Waihanga, Marsden’s makerspace in the upper school, four times a week.

They used the laser cutter and 3D printer and other resources to plan and construct the elements of their ship. Year 4 students have also spent a busy term designing and constructing the set. “The production has been a wonderful opportunity to develop the girls’ creativity and technology and design skills”, Marsden Primary teacher Kate Feary says. The show runs for 2 nights on 19

and 20 September at 7pm in the Marsden School Karori Auditorium. With seven fantastic songs and an adventure-packed script, join Captain Scarypants on a swashbuckling adventure with her band of brave pirates, a hungry crocodile, a crew of feisty mermaids and, of course, one crazy parrot – so hoist the sail and join the crew.  You can book your tickets for this family friendly show at www.

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The Johnsonville club has been running since 1938. We offer T-ball for 5-8 year olds and Softball for 9 years and up. Softball is a great family friendly

sport. Come along and learn new skills, game strategy and enjoy being part of a team. Games are Saturday mornings. Our home ground is Alex

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In Johnsonville a car parked in Rotoiti Street was broken into through a smashed passenger side window and a radar detector, a GPS unit and sunglasses were stolen. Four vehicles parked overnight in the carpark of a commercial property in Burgess Road were broken into, each one having a window smashed to gain entry. A wide variety of property, personal and commercial, was stolen. In Newlands a silver Toyota Rav4 stationwagon parked in Ladbrooke Drive during mid morning had its rear registration plate stolen. In Grenada Village the sites of two new houses under construction in Havana Rise and Stony Hill Pace were entered during the night and a quantity of plywood stolen. In Karori a green Mitsubishi Lancer car parked locked overnight in the driveway of a house in Raine Street was entered via a smashed left rear quarterlight window. The ignition barrel was tampered with in an unsuccessful attempt to start the vehicle. Also in Raine Street a silver Nissan Bluebird saloon had its rear passenger window smashed to gain entry. The ignition was pulled out but the attempt to start the vehicle was unsuccessful. A blue Mazda Familia saloon

parked locked on the road overnight in Spiers Street was stolen. Smashed glass on the street where the vehicle had been parked indicates the method used to gain entry. The left rear quarterlight window of a blue Mazda Demio hatchback parked locked overnight in Friend Street was smashed allowing the offender to reach in an unlock a door. The vehicle was searched but nothing appears to have been stolen. The ignition had been pulled out but attempts to start the vehicle were unsuccessful. In Parkvale Road a white Nissan Navara parked overnight in the driveway of a house was damaged in an attempted break in. The lock on the driver’s door was damaged but withstood the tampering attempt. A blue Mazda Demio hatchback parked overnight on the road at the corner of Birdwood and Chaytor Streets was broken into via a smashed driver’s window. The vehicle was searched but nothing stolen. In Wadestown a new white Ford Ranger utility parked locked overnight in the driveway of a house in Pitt Street was broken into. The rear window was smashed to gain entry. The alarm was activated. A gym bag and a jacket were stolen.

Wednesday September 5, 2018


Disability advocates push for accessibility law By Jamie Adams

buildings, workplaces, and events,” Access Matters campaigner and wheelchair user Juliana Carvalho “We know that changing the law to introduce an Accessibility Act can help remove so many of these barriers. We believe that together, our stories have the power to influence and create a truly accessible society that benefits everyone.” One of the advocates who attended the presentation was Mary Fischer of Thorndon. Mary has been visually impaired since birth and became totally blind as a teenager due to a genetic condition. She is advocating for equitable access to online education. “If I can’t get access to information online I would have to go to physical education

Issues a giant booklet of stories of Kiwis living with disabilities at Bowen House. Campaigners say these stories represent a range of systemic barriers the one in four New Zealanders living with a disability face on a daily basis. “We need accessibility legislation to implement minimum standards for access to everyday things others take for granted like transport, public services, websites,

Accessibility campaigners from around the country assembled at Parliament yesterday to share their personal stories with Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni. Supporters of the Access Matters campaign presented to the minister and other representatives of the Office for Disability

spaces and because of public transport and using a cane it can be really time-consuming to get there.” Mary would also like to see more consideration given by road users to blind pedestrians. “The bus drivers and car drivers don’t see us. There’s been a dozen times in one week where a vehicle has stopped in the middle of a crossing and I’ve walked out when the crossing light beeps to go, and I walk into it. “If we put an accessibility act into law it will have a massive advantage for the economic and social trajectories of New Zealand. “There’s been research done that all New Zealanders are better off. Everyone benefits with more employment and inclusiveness.”

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Growing perfect peach trees – how to control leaf curl


Leaf curl is a common fungal disease that affects peach, nectarine and similar trees, and causes the leaves to become puckered, curled and much thicker than normal. If left untreated the problem will get worse year-after-year and reduce the tree’s ability to produce lots of fruit. Controlling leaf curl isn’t easy but good orchard hygiene, which should be repeated each year, will give you the best chance. If you notice the symptoms of leaf curl it’s too late to control the disease in those leaves but you can stop the fungus from spreading. Remove and destroy as many infected leaves as practical. But don’t compost these as it will spread the infection. In autumn and early winter clean up around the base of the tree and

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Keeping safe from landslides Landslides are a serious geological hazard throughout New Zealand and have caused trouble in Wellington in recent weeks. Triggering factors include heavy rain, erosion, poor construction and earthquakes. It is not always possible to prevent landslips entirely, but with good land management the danger can be reduced. Planting trees can help stabilise an area, but if planted in the wrong place they can add weight, which may initiate a slide. Trees can have

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Cubs raise funds for cancer By Gerald Rillstone

Braving a blustery Sunday morning, Johnsonville Scout Group raise $650 in funds for the Cancer Society. Johnsonville Produce Market made for an ideal location for the scouts to set up their stall selling homemade baking, hot sausages and bacon butties to raise funds in memory of much loved local scout leader Grant Meynell. Cub leader Dayton Hight says the drive to raise the money came after a much loved leader of the group, Grant Meynell, passed away from cancer in July this year.

“Grant was a prominent leader in the rugby community and other areas and that’s where it all started,” he says. “We had hoped to raise more but the weather didn’t really play ball but it was a great experience for the kids they really took over and that’s part of why we did as well.” Dayton says they also received great support from the Newlands New World who donated the sausages and onions, Johnsonville School who donated the use of their barbecue and the market space was given for free. He says the leftover baking was given to the school and will be given away for a gold coin donation.

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The shortage of classrooms resulting in overcrowded classes has been a constant cause of concern raised by people I speak with in the electorate. The announcement this week of three new teaching spaces at Johnsonville School to go with the two at Crofton Downs and 200 additional student spaces at Amesbury schools we announced earlier in the year will go some way towards fixing the issue. There’s still a long way to go but we are determined to fix the problems we found as a new government. We’re also investing heavily in transport in the region, although the discovery of major structural problems at the Petone end of the proposed Grenada to Petone highway have meant a rethink and re-evaluation of that particular road. The Hutt road will be shored up, and Transmission Gully also gets a necessary boost. I’m keen for the Grenada/ Petone road to proceed but again, we have to get it right. We only have to look at the expensive resurfacing

requirements on the Kapiti Expressway to see what happens 46 WaioneifStthey Petoneget it wrong Ph: 5685989 Open Satproblems 9am-3pm (even the current Formerly cpa spares with the bus changes can largely be sheeted home to the Regional Council being Funeral Director forced to take the cheapest option). At the local level, it was great to be part of the North Wellington Football prize giving last week. The club Prem’s won everything going, and that success was reflected across the club. It happened because the whole club is well led and managed, which is so often not the case. That’s why I’m very happy with what’s happening with our team in Parliament; a couple of the inevitable yellow cards but not detracting from the end game which is to make sure everyone from business to the lowest paid workers get a fair go. I think Jacinda’s time off for baby duties was good all round, and has given us a chance to show how stable our government is compared to most around the world, not least of all the Aussies.

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Petone to Grenada Link not dead yet Even though it wasn’t listed among the Government’s $1.9 billion investment into Wellington transport infrastructure the Petone to Granada Link is still a live issue. Greg O’Connor, MP for Ohariu says the Petone to Grenada Link Road is under review due to resilience issues that have emerged over the last year. An NZTA review published in December found issues around

instability at the eastern end that would have made it prone to landslides and vulnerable to earthquakes. “I will be advocating strongly for the Petone to Grenada Link Road, however the fact that it had not been funded by the previous Government and the instability issues mean the road has had to be redesigned – I accept these issues need to be taken into account.

“The road will improve eastwest resilience in Wellington, and it is important the Government reviews the project to ensure we are getting it right,” Mr O’Connor says. “The Government’s $1.9 billion investment into Wellington transport infrastructure over the next 3 years highlights its commitment to the capital city,” he says. “The Government’s record

$16.9 billion investment into New Zealand’s land transport system over the next three years will deliver a safer, better connected, more resilient transport system that will get New Zealand moving. The 2018-21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), released last Friday, marks an 18 per-cent increase on the 2015/18 NLTP and up 44 per-cent on 2012/15.

Projects earmarked for Wellington include: $45m invested into improving safety on State Highway 58 (over the Haywards Hill), $43m for the shared walking/cycling path between Ngauranga and Petone, Construction of a four-lane median divided highway between Peka Peka and Otaki, Completion of Transmission Gully and $106m to improve Wellington’s rail infrastructure.

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Taking home the silverware Extra reinforcing on the trophy cabinet was the order of the day for North Wellington FC last weekend. In the very last match of the 2018 season for any team in the club, the New World Newlands North Wellington Women’s Division 1 team literally took out the silverware with the winning of the 2018 Executive Plate. The knock out competition which runs throughout the regular season pitted top place North Wellington against Victoria University. Both teams won promotion in Division 1 in the regular season and will be playing in the Women’s Premier League next year. North Wellington took out the league title and Victoria University was runner up. It was another close run encounter in the Executive Plate with North Wellington winning 2-1 late into the last spell of extra time. Victoria University failed to convert a penalty kick in what was to be the last act of the game, thus avoiding a penalty shoot out to settle the match. At prize giving on Saturday evening, nine of the club’s 22 teams were recognised for winning their league or winning promotion to a higher level in 2019. Cerys Clowes from the New World Churton Park Women’s Division 1 team won the golden boot for being the club’s highest goal scorer from any team with 35 goals. Maksym Kowal from the New World Newlands Men’s Premier team won the award for being the top goal scorer across the Premier League with 25 goals.

The New World Newlands Women’s Division 1 side took out the Executive Plate title last Saturday.

Bowls gets new green

RIGHT: North Wellington Men’s Premier Goal Keeper Sacha Nathu was awarded Player of the Year for his team along with defender Billy Scott ABOVE: North Wellington’s Maksym Kowal was the leading goal scorer in the 2018 Premier League PHOTOS: Glyn Badcock

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Johnsonville Bowling Club green keeper Brendon Gibbson (left) and assistant green keeper Dave Carr hard at work preparing the new green. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

With the bowling season set to start later in the month preparations are well underway at the Johnsonville Bowling club. Green keeper Brendon Gibbson has been prepping the lower green putting new borders around it and on the upper green a totally new surface has been laid. He says it is the first time in about 20 years the club has renewed the green and it is expected all going well the surface will be ready to play on in the New Year. “We have sowed just Maniototo in the new green whereas the seed used on the

main green is a mixture of Dioica and Maniototo,” Brendon says. It will take some time yet before the fruits of his labours are realised on the new green. “We took 25 millimetres off the top and then laser levelled it and the recent rain has settled it and after a few days drying it will be nail racked to fluff it up again.” “You are dealing with a very slow growing plant,” he says. “It will play at a good speed once its ready ultimately that’s what you want.”

Sometimes officials should just stick to what they know. US Open tennis umpire Mohamed Lahyani has got himself into hot water after giving Australian hothead Nick Kyrgios a pep talk when he was down a set and a break in his second round fixture. Open organisers have said he went beyond protocol in leaving his chair to talk to the highly-strung tennis star. Lahyani can be heard saying “This isn’t you, I know that.” As it appeared Kyrgios was set to self destruct yet again in his talented but turbulent career. Kyrgios had let two big serves go past him without a swing of his racket in the points leading up to the altercation. The chat worked as he went on to win in four sets. Lahyani is one of the most respected umpires on the tennis circuit but it seemed an odd move for him to give a player a pep talk. Good communication is appreciated

between officials and players in several sports but tennis isn’t really one of them. Rugby referee Nigel Owens is one who has earned praised for his player-friendly approach. Cricket umpire Billy Bowden was always a charismatic and controversial figure with his flamboyant signals. He even gave Aussie quick Glenn McGrath a red card in jest for simulating the under-arm ball in the first ever international twenty20 match. Officials need to ensure the rules are enforced, they’re not there to dish out sympathy. Kyrgios has long acted like a spoilt child on the tennis court and it’s hampered his improvement in the sport. His third round opponent, and polar opposite, Roger Federer was not impressed by Lahyani’s efforts and his actions have been the cause of much debate ever since. Best officials just stick to the rules and leave the action and the meltdowns to the players.


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