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Supreme winner By Gerald Rillstone

It was a night to remember for Elliot Gonzales who won the Supreme award at this year’s Karori Youth Awards. Now in its 20th year the awards recognise, reward and encourage young people’s service to the community and personal achievement as well as organisations and adults who support Karori youth. A supreme award is only given to an extraordinary individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements, capturing the spirit of the Karori Youth Awards. The recipient will deserve high recognition for the exceptional service they have provided and/or the remarkable example set to others. Continued on page 2. Elliot Gonzales receives a congratulatory huge from his mum Vera Gonzales. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

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Celebrity Karori Youth Continued from page 1. Elliot was nominated by the Karori Kung Fu Club and his citation told of an exceptional young man who works tirelessly at everything he does and has enormous personal strengths. Elliot works with his students, not above them it says he stays relentlessly good-humoured, encouraging, and positive with a huge sense of fun, promoting a culture of support and camaraderie. Elliot has made a huge personal commitment over five years to successfully build the Karori Kung Fu Club, fitting this in alongside studies and now full time work. He started from scratch and now leads a thriving community group that brings people together from all ages and walks of life to learn and have fun. His success has come through both perspiration and inspiration. Elliot is a highly effective leader and role model who instils respect and admiration

Elliot Gonzales with his partner Orianna Bismark, Left and his mum Vera Gonzales.

through his actions every day. His impact on his students, through his positive and inclusive approach, reaches beyond the walls of the Karori Community Centre. He is a great teacher, role model and example

to those he coaches about how to approach challenges in life, not just in the field of Kung Fu. Elliot works across generations of adults and young people to foster a lifelong appreciation of martial arts but also to encour-

age all to become better people. Karori Community Centre manager Kay Webster says “His tireless contributions to the community make him absolutely deserving of this award.”

Are we a city of face-to-face avoiders? Wellingtonians are the nation’s most likely to opt out of hard face-to-face chats. New research reveals that Wellington leads the country when it comes to hiding behind written communication to avoid having the hard conversations in life. According to the latest findings from a nationwide survey commissioned by 2degrees, 51 per cent of Wellingtonians avoid having tough face-to-face conversations and prefer to deliver difficult news via text, email or Messenger. Though we may be doing this because it seems the easier route, the survey also found we know it’s not the best choice and almost half (48 per cent) of Wellingtonians confess to feeling guilty for doing so.

Relationship expert Dr Anna Martin has teamed up with 2degrees to make sense of the findings and encourage Kiwis to have a #GoodChat about their communication habits. “W h ile technology has changed the ways we communicate with each other, there are some conversations that still benefit from old fashioned face-to-face contact,” she says. “Though it may be tempting to hit send and be done with it, delivering difficult news this way can lead to serious misunderstandings as the message can be lost in translation or taken out of context,” says Anna. She says that without the subtleties of face-to-face conversations such as body language and friendly small-talk, difficult

news can be interpreted by the receiver as a bolt from the blue, and much harder to digest. The research also found that over one third of New Zealanders (35 per cent) experienced unintentional conflict with their partners as a result of written communication. In most cases, problems arose when the message was perceived as being too blunt (53 per cent) or simply misunderstood (51 per cent). An undeniably modern-day Openone Homes: conundrum, in 10 Kiwis th Wed 5 September (11 per cent) said they have also 5:00pm to 6:00pm clashed with their partners after Sun 9th September inappropriate emoji use. 5:00pm to 6:00pm “So much of our communicath Wed 12 September tion is non-verbal, which is lost 5:00pm to 6:00pm when communicating via text, Sun 16th September email or through a messaging 5:00pm to 6:00pm app. The written word can often Wed 19th September

appear harsher than intended as you can’t soften the message through a smile or change in tonality or inflection,” says Anna. For people who want to make more of an effort to have difficult conversations in the most effective way, Anna says having insight into what you want to achieve is key. “Ask yourself ‘what is the desired outcome?’ If it helps, write down what you want to say to avoid going off topic or becoming overly emotional. But most importantly, breathe, slow things down and approach the conversation with openness and a willingness to also hear and validate the other person’s experience, which helps resolve the issue,” says Anna.

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Bus meeting at Churton Park Churton Park Community Association, in conjunction with local list MP Brett Hudson, have organised a public meeting at which local residents can air their views to regional councillors and their

transport staff on ways to improve the current situation. The meeting will be held on Thursday 13 September at 7.30pm in the Churton Park School hall in Churton Drive. The association sees this as


and that this meeting will be a great opportunity to put them forward as a way to make this essential service better. A large turnout is expected.

a great chance for residents to provide sensible and practical solutions to the issues locals face with the new system. The association believes there are some good ideas for improvement out there,

Saint Teresa’s eco fair

Dust and dirt to reveal climate changes Two Victoria University of Wellington-led projects are using dust and lake sediment to track past and present changes in the Earth’s climate and environment. The most recent project, in collaboration with GNS Science and the University of Canterbury, is looking at the effects of humans and climate on freshwater lake health over the past 1000 years. “Understanding the factors affecting lake health in the past is crucial for rehabilitating and maintaining our fresh waterways now,” says Dr Lynda Petherick, lead researcher from Victoria University of Wellington on both projects. Dr Petherick and her team plan to continue studying past changes in atmospheric dust concentrations, which should shed further light on how changes in Earth’s future climate and the resulting changes in dust could affect life on our planet.

Karori to get new environmental association

Saint Teresa’s Karori principal Mary-Angela Tombs with a group of students preparing for their eco-friendly spring fair. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

In the spirt of being enviro friendly Saint Teresa’s Kaori have decided to host a eco-friendly fair. Mary-Angela Tombs says when the school held it’s 2016 fair they had a go at managing the waste from the fair more effectively.

She says parents spearheaded the idea of having the eco-friendly fair. “We are going to be using paper bags a nd the Wellington City Council has provided reusable cutlery and crockery.” “Some parents are bringing

along reusable cups from home as well which will make it easier to do the right thing.” There will also be Boomerang Bags from Karori and entertainment with a pedal powered race between MP Grant Robertson and Wel-

lington Mayor Justin Lester. The Warehouse donated daffodil bulbs for the students to pot and grow at 50 percent off which will also be available for sale at the fair. The Fair will be held at the school on Saturday September 22.

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Karori’s planned new environmental association is to be formally established Thursday September 13 at a 7.30 pm meeting at Karori Park Sports Club and café. Karori-based city councillor Andy Foster is organising the meeting and says Wellingtonians are hugely involved in helping look after the natural environment. “In Karori we have wonderful community based groups helping look after Makara Peak and of course Zealandia, and an emerging group doing great work at Karori Park. Our first planned work day is on September 22 when we’ll be joining up with several hundred Wellington Scouts to make a racing start on the work to be done in Karori and surrounding suburbs.” he says.

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inbrief news Council funds build foundations for future Wellington City Council has approved over $350,000 in grants to projects and organisations that reflect the diversity of the capital, and will contribute to building a stronger, more resilient, creative and vibrant environment for everyone in our community. The grants subcommittee recently allocated a total of $368,826 to 66 projects through the Arts & Culture, Social & Recreation, and the Natural Environment Funds. Two grants allocated $45,000 each for organisations providing emergency accommodation for women: the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust and Wellington Women’s House – both of which provide low-cost accommodation and wraparound tenancy support for women. Grants subcommittee chair, Councillor Sarah Free, says the grants all make a positive contribution to the capital.

Anonymous donation sees endangered species return Wellington City Council (WCC) is planting hundreds of rare and threatened plants back to their former habitat on Wellington’s South Coast with the support of the Endangered Species Foundation (ESF). The anonymous donor bequeathed $1 million in 2015 to the Endangered Species Foundation to help protect and support wildlife preservation, and that legacy will live on in the capital says Environment Partnership Leader, Tim Park.

Wellington’s next top scientists compete Students are a sceptical lot going by the entry titles into this year’s NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More than 300 entries to the annual fair from 34 schools were judged over the weekend with around $16,000 in total prize money across a broad range of categories, including best overall exhibit. NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair chairman John Warriner says the enthusiasm the students put in to their displays was fantastic. “The standard was high and everyone made a great effort,” he says Many of this year’s entrants have taken a questioning look at everyday issues or have

challenged claims made about products. Topics covered this year include: “Is Porirua tap water safe to drink, are coffee grinds actually good for plants, are claims that liquid soap is 99 per-cent germ free correct, are cheap batteries worth the money?” There were weather-related projects that include trying to predict the right scenarios for tornados, investigating climate change and working out if it’s possible to build a homemade wind turbine out of recycled materials to produce enough power to charge a cell phone. NIWA is a sponsor of six other regional science and technology fairs. A full list of the results are available on NIWA’s website.

Ryan Bright with his research display on facial recognition for class roles. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

New classrooms for over capacity Amesbury School in Churton Park will almost double in size following the governments announcement of 200 extra student spaces. As part of the recently an-

nounced $3.5 million of funding for the region. Deputy Principal Urs Cunningham says the current roll is 276 and the new building was always intended as the

SPCA announces fundraiser SPCA is recruiting Kiwis to walk the distance from the Earth to the Moon with their four-legged friends to raise funds for the charity as animal welfare complaints continue to increase. The newly created event titled ‘Walk Your Dog to the Moon’, will see Kiwis and their pups uniting to walk an impressive 385,500 kilometres to raise money for animals in need. A $12 registration fee applies to each participant which includes a doggy pedometer, doggy bandana and a welcome pack.

Amesbury school Deputy Principal Urs Cunningham in one of the schools teaching spaces. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

suburbs population grew. She says the Ministry of Education looks after the planning and tender process so no figure has been put on the cost of the new space. Once completed the school will have a capacity for 425 students, 10 student spaces are allocated to overseas student positions. Crofton Downs School is also going to benefit from the funding. Two new classrooms are to be built. Crofton Downs Principal Toby Stokes says currently the school is bursting at the seams and the new buildings will be role growth classrooms. “At the moment we have 242 students and projected to hit about 250 this year. Over the next few years with the Silverstream subdivision with 130 new homes to be built the anticipation is we are going to

get a lot of students from that area,” Toby says. It is future planning for the school he says and it also takes care of the current over capacity. “It’s very much blue-sky thinking at the moment. There are no firm details where the buildings will be and what they are going to look like.” “Step one is them giving us the extra spaces and step two is us saying “yay” and step three is what does it mean for our school, how do we want our school to look, what is important for us and what do we want to keep physically and also what do we keep from our philosophy,” he says. He estimates it will take the next two years to come to fruition. Johnsonville school is also to get four new teaching spaces.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Should Te Reo Maori be compulsory across all levels in schools?

Margaret Adeane, Academic Director Marsden Collegiate We have just made it compulsory for year 9-10, the biggest hurdle is finding Te Reo teachers.

Winnie Solomon, year 12 student I know they have it for years 7-10 and wish I had had the option, I would have taken it.

Grace Thompson, year 11 student Yes it is really important and shows respect.

Charlotte Cinque, year 7 student I think it should be. It’s the language of the people who got here first and they deserve it.

Sofia Newton Urlrich, year 12 student Yes of course. I have grown up in a household where my father is Maori and it is really important to him.

Te Aomihia Brown, year 4 student It’s New Zealands language and if you can speak Te Reo then you can understand it when you are spoken to.

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

Dignity and respect for our beloved Jimmy In support for the article (Herald, August 29), a “Wake is Planned for Jimmy the Cat”. I too am appalled at the audacity and insensitivity of the owner bringing this killer dog back to the Khandallah Park and Cafe. Where is the dignity, and respect for our poor beloved Jimmy? Apparently our Jimmy was

sitting quietly on the Café du Parc deck, he evidently did not see the dog. This dog took one look at Jimmy, and ferociously and violently savaged him from behind. Poor Jimmy, his injuries were unmentionable. Much praise to the people who tried to save him. Everyone is so distressed and devastated; we are all deeply affected by this tragic and violent event. The Bowling Club and Café du Parc staff held a gathering/wake for Jimmy. Some members had prepared some poetry, and a beautiful eulogy was delivered for Jimmy the cat. At one stage I counted approximately 50 people in attendance. So amazing, says it all. My family has owned dogs nearly all my life. When I was a child my parents bought a Rough Coated Collie Dog,-like Lassie. The breeder gave us advice on how to manage, and properly train the dog. Our dog attended obedience dog training at the Hutt Valley Obedience Dog Club every week for the first 12 months of his life. This training is for owners, and dogs. As a young adult I was closely supervised. I was not permitted to walk the dog until the dog behaved and walked properly in public on the lead, and I was capable of managing him on my own. Clearly the owner cannot control or manage this dog, and the dog is a proven cat killer. I agree with the previous writer –

why has this dog not been put down? I have heard several upset people state they do not wish to visit Khandallah Park anymore, and all dogs should be banned at the park. It is unfortunate this shocking event makes it hard for those of us in the community who are capable, responsible dog owners, with loving wonderful dogs. This adverse event gives us all an undeserved tarnished reputation. It is cowardly to hide behind the Privacy Act. Risk management policy/principles involve open disclosure of an adverse event. Process and procedures are put into place to prevent further events happening. This has not occurred. Why is this killer dog allowed back to the cafe and park. Wearing a muzzle won’t change his basic killer instinct. Next time it could possibly harm a child. Praise especially for the Café du Parc staff, Malcolm, and members of the community, who have fed and cared for Jimmy over the years. Jimmy was a handsome cat, full of personality, and he brought out the best in people of all ages. He was in excellent health, with many years of quality life ahead of him, still to enjoy. Already he is sorely missed. Farewell Jimmy, and Rest in Peace. Marie Shand, Khandallah

Proposed changes to alcohol ban areas Wellington City Council is reviewing the current Liquor Control bylaw and has proposed some changes to the alcohol ban areas. The present bylaw expires in December and there have been law changes which mean it needs to be reviewed, says Social Development Portfolio Leader Councillor Brian Dawson. Cr Dawson says regulatory controls on alcohol use in public areas were supported by the Police, health officials, and the general public. The proposed changes will extend

the Mt Victoria boundary up Majoribanks Street, along both sides of Brougham Street to Ellice Street, and remove the CentrePort area from the ban. The consultation opened today (Friday 31 August) and runs until 5pm Sunday 30 September. People can make a submission through our Have Your Say section on the website, or they can pick up a submission form and a statement of proposal from libraries or the Council service centre in Wakefield St.

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People can give our native species a helping hand in Wellington next week by answering the call to Conservation Week. Local food trucks at Harbourside Market will serve pest-themed dishes with prizes for the first to eat their way through a menu including wild venison pie and goat dumplings. People can also get their hands dirty at working bees, shop for native plants, or hear from expert speakers at a range of events across the city. Conservation Week runs from 15-23 September. With the theme “Conservation Week is Calling”, the Department of Conservation is encouraging people to get involved in conservation-related activities during the week and find out how they can help turn around the loss of our unique biodiversity. DOC Kapiti Wellington Community Ranger Lee Barry says New Zealand’s native wildlife is in crisis with more than 4,000 of our species threatened or at risk. “We need to act now or we could lose wonderful, unique native species. If they go, we will lose a part of what makes New Zealand special. “The biggest threat to our plants and wildlife is from introduced predators like rats, stoats and possums. Getting rid of predators is an important first step. “Wellington is well on the way to becom-

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E-Bikes make cycling a breeze Wellington is known for two things: wind and hills. It’s also a compact city, making getting around a pretty easy task. But riding a bicycle in Wellington can be off-putting for a lot of people due to the wind, and the hills. The perfect solution? An E-bike from On Yer Bike. With a bit of electric assistance, getting around the city by bike is even quicker and easier than using a car or even public transport. Forget about looking for and paying for a car park, you can be exactly where you need to be in a fraction of the time, and you’ll get the benefits of exercise and fresh air without breaking

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Making the most of Wellington’s fabulous trout fishing Wellington residents have fabulous trout fishing on their doorstep and Fish & Game is keen to teach them how to make the most of it. The Hutt River has a good population of brown trout all the way from the mouth to the Tararuas and once anglers have bought a licence, they can use flyfishing or spin methods to catch them. Best of all, the licence is free for children under 12 and they are allowed to use bait to hook a

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A lifetime in Khandallah Turning 90 this week, Elaine Elliston has spent most of her life in the Ngaio-Khandallah area, since attending Khandallah School in the 1930s when her parents, Maurice and Myrtle Giles built a two-bedroom stucco home on Jubilee Road. “Sport played a big part of our lives in those days, and my late husband Doug and I were early members of Ngaio Tennis Club, playing first at the school then being involved in building the pavilion and later becoming life members. I can recall playing in a tournament at Houghton Bay – it took a whole Saturday to go by train and tram and then walk over the hill, and back” she says. Tramping, basketball and skiing were other family pastimes. When Doug and Elaine bought a section and built on it in Cockayne Road in the late 1950s, there was still open farm land in the suburb and all young Mums did a weekly ‘shop’ for everything they needed at Khandallah Shops. Broadcaster and oral historian Rob Webb, who completed a family history with the Ellistons prior to Doug’s passing earlier this year, describes Elaine’s detailed memories of her childhood, parents and grandparents as ‘quite remarkable’. “A South Islander by birth, Elaine is among the last of a resourceful generation whose lives were probably more affected by the Depression and World War Two than they realised at the time but, who are, on reflection, very grateful for their opportunities, their famiies and also those seemingly small, non-material elements of their lives” he says.

Elaine Elliston has spent most of her life in the same area. PHOTO: Supplied

An animal lover all her life Elaine says she still gets pleasure watching birds have a bath and describes any opportunity to pat an animal as ‘marvellous’. “I feel fortunate to have lived in my era, and I think there is a lot of joy in life with things you don’t need a lot of money for.”

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Art and Music take Centre Stage in Wairarapa this spring A rare collection of nearly 100 works of African art are on display this spring at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton. The dramatic exhibition called Minkisi – Art and Belief in West and Central Africa, delivers a message about cultures, traditions, histories and beliefs. It features masks, figures, statues, instruments, reliquaries from 33 tribal groups in 10 African countries (Minkisi’ is a word that refers generically to statues from these countries). Visitors to Aratoi will be taken on a visual and emotional journey to faraway cultures says Aratoi Director Susanna Shadbolt. “This exhibition features an amazing array of intriguing art from a part of the world that many of us know little about. “There is so much to experience, and Aratoi welcomes everyone in the Wairarapa to step inside and enjoy the journey to Africa.” Minkisi runs until November 25th. Returning this spring, is the successful Chamber Music Festival being held in the wine village of Martinborough from September 28th – 30th. It will see six incredible musicians play four concerts in three days. Bach’s Cello Suite No 3 in C Major, the oldest piece of music composed in the 18th Century, through to Gareth Farr’s String Quarter No 2 Mondo

Rondo, the most recently composed piece of music, will be performed. Wilma Smith, founder of the NZ String Quartet and subsequently the NZSO’s and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster, will lead a string quartet with Amalia Hall (violin), Chris Moore (viola) and Mat-

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Kings Woodworking Company — sustainably-grown timber Kings Woodworking is based in Carterton. Our factory and office, which services clients throughout the country, also features a showroom and museum.

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Wednesday September 12, 2018


Fashion fundraiser Lawn bowlers ready to roll into new season Johnsonville Lions Club held a successful fundraising event on Friday 7 September to raise funds for educational equipment needed for the new Wellington Children’s Hospital. Club member Judy Marbeck said that over $1,200 was raised at a fashion evening at our local Ballentynes store. “We had a full house with much fun and laughter,” Judy says. Special thanks to Ballentynes and manager, Michelle Neville and her staff.

It was a hugely successful evening which raised funds which to help children from the wider Wellington region during their stay in the new hospital Club President Ross Brown was pleased that Johnsonville Lions were able to again assist in supporting the new Children’s Hospital. “In particular” he says “because some years ago our Lions Club assisted with the construction of the current children’s play area at the Hospital.”

Marsden win underwater hockey final

Dale Rayner gets some bowling practice in. PHOTO: supplied

Members of the Johnsonville Bowling Club are eagerly awaiting the start of the new season this weekend. 2018 marks the 110th year for the club and the first official scheduled event will be the Symes Trophy. This is a trophy donated by Maurice Symes, a former club member who represented New Zealand at a Commonwealth Games. An exciting new Bowls3Five event has been added to the New Zealand Bowls calendar this year. This is a new fast format game, the equivalent of cricket’s quick fire Twenty20 matches. Johnsonville have entered the Bowls3Five Interclub competition which will be played on Monday night’s beginning in October.

Last season the women bowlers had an outstanding year winning the Women’s Champion Club title. Five Wellington Bowls Centre events were won by Johnsonville women bowlers. Of particular note was the form of Dale Rayner who picked up three trophies - Centre Singles, Centre Triples and the Easter 2-4-2 Pairs. The men did not reach the same heights last season but still managed two Centre titles. A significant number of the Johnsonville men and women also achieved Wellington Representative honours in the 2017-2018 season. The club is holding a “Have a Go Open Day on Sunday 23rd September beginning at 2.00 p.m. for those interested in trying out the sport.

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Williams loses plot and US Open final Serena Williams got it all wrong in the US Open final on Sunday (NZ time). She lost in straight sets to Japan’s Naomi Osaka, but her behaviour towards the umpire was not becoming of her status. Williams responded to a code violation for coaching by telling the chair umpire that she’d “rather lose” than cheat. Umpire Carlos Ramos stood his ground. Williams said she was not being coached by her team in the grandstand but rather was receiving a “thumbs up”. Post-match her coach Patrick Mouratoglou later admitted he was coaching her. Williams, a winner of 23 grand slam titles was slapped with another violation for smashing her racquet. That cost her a point and on her way to losing 6-2 6-4. She insisted the umpire owed her an apology, demanding it at several points

throughout the match. Williams, who became a Mum 12 months ago, acted more like her baby than a grown adult. The pathetic attitude took away from Osaka’s upset victory and first grand slam title and cast a shadow over what had been an excellent title. However, Williams overstepped her bounds with her temper tantrum and should be severely sanctioned by the world tennis officials. She lied constantly on court, saying she’d rather lose than cheat. Turns out she did both. Credit must go to Osaka, a 20-yearold who grew up idolising Williams and said after her semi-final win that her motivation for making the decider was the opportunity to play Serena. Eventually someone will become the new measuring stick in women’s tennis. Someone will tame the current top lioness and send her into retirement. Perhaps Osaka is the new favourite to push her for that mantle.

Marsden Collegiate Underwater Hockey girls team with the trophy they won at the recent College Sport Competition. PHOTO: Supplied

Months of intense training has paid off for Marsden Collegiate Underwater Hockey girls team who won the College Sport Wellington Junior Underwater Hockey Division 1 Final. The team are over the moon considering the aim at the beginning of the year was just to make it to the nationals. The team attended the nationals in

Rotorua last week coming in seventh overall among tough competition of far more experienced teams. With training up to four times a week the team has found perseverance has paid off. “We all love it, it’s the best sport ever and we want as many as we can get to join up next season,” Mila Smith says.

Johnsonville Bowling Club 34 Frankmoore Avenue,

HAVE A GO OPEN DAY The game for all ages

Open Day:

Sunday 23 September, 2pm–4pm

Cost: Nothing to have a go.

Bring: Flat soled shoes and a smile.

FOR ENQUIRIES CONTACT: Lock Chin, 027 229 2217 or John Hornal, 027 441 4115


Wednesday September 12, 2018