Independent Herald 26-09-18

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Wednesday September 26, 2018

Today 6-13

Thursday 5-11

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An effort to keep station open

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By Gerald Rillstone

Once open to the community with permanent counter staff Johnsonville Community Police Station has become intermittently open, at the mercy of police resources. Johnsonville’s Community Police Station Sergeant Jayne Ross says the original front counter position was held by a police employee and that position was moved into the city because Wellington, being the capital city, needed more coverage. She says both Kilbirnie and Johnsonville have lost their community constables to Wellingtons Central Police Station sometime ago. Continued on page 2. Johnsonville Community Police Station Sergeant Jayne Ross is making an effort to keep the Johnsonville station open as often as resources will allow. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

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Continued from page 1. “This means that the staff on the ground in Johnsonville have to cover the counter,” Jayne says. “Basically it is too much for our team to be eight hours sitting waiting here for people to come in to see us. We want to be out in the community.” She says when the station is open the hours are reduced to 11am to 3pm. Ideally Jayne says they would like to have the counter staffed fulltime, but quite often there can be a lot going on or staff are on leave or sick or training and they are having to work with the resources they are given.

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are really brilliant eyes on the ground to have and we rely on the community to call. The big thing is in your own street you know what is out of place and if something is not right you can go on the police website or report it. It is better to report it through the appropriate channels rather than put it on Facebook or neighbourly,” Jayne says. Johnsonville Labour MP and former president of the New Zealand Police Association Greg O’Connor says since 2006 community station staff have been drawn back to central stations. He says in the early days of

community stations they were staffed by volunteers but a number of assaults occurred and the stations were staffed with police employees as it had become a health and safety concern. He says ultimately the governments increase in police numbers may alleviate the problem but the current situation is working. “I make no apologies for saying this but what you really want when someone is breaking into your house at 3am or a prowler is in the back yard, is someone there rather than someone standing behind the counter during the day.”

Door stop tree trimmers cause concern By Gerald Rillstone

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“We want to balance it with being on the ground and people want to see us out and about and sometimes we just have to close it to get out and do things.” Four community constables work out of the station, a Sergeant and two youth aid constables. They cover from Makara Beach to Grenada North. “My team are Monday to Friday, eight to four. There are response staff based out of Wellington if you call 111 and generally there are two people based in Kilbernie and Johnsonville.” “We have community patrols in Johnsonville and we task them with areas to look at, they

Stand over tactics being used by door to door tree pruners is causing concern Johnsonville community police sergeant Jayne Ross says. As soon as the spring weather arrives and things start to warm up the same problem starts every year Jayne says.

“It happens pretty much every spring we are having people coming into the area and offer tree trimming. They give a quote and then do some of the work and then come back and ask for more money. They are just intent with getting more money and over charging and putting pressure on people for more payment,”

she says. In particular they are targeting vulnerable people Jayne says and the message she wants to get out there is for people to look out for their neighbours and older family members and if they do see or hear of any of this happening to contact the community police staff. Jayne advises if people are

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Wednesday September 26, 2018

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A needling problem

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By Gerald Rillstone

For more than a decade Churton Park’s Tiffany Stenger has been suffering from arthritis and has had to manage the pain through regular self-administered injections. She is one of 647,000 New Zealanders suffering from the disease and is flummoxed with what to do with the used needles from the medication she administers herself. When she was first diagnosed there were safe ways to dispose of the needles but in recent years there has been no organisation willing to get rid of them for her. A teacher at Whitireia of New Zealand, Tiffany doesn’t let the pain get in her way but the problem of what to do with used needles from her medication has her stumped. “When I was younger my mum used to take them to the hospital when I had appointments and she would get a new container to fill from someone she knew,” Tiffany says. She was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of 14, which then turned into rheumatoid arthritis. “My wrist started hurting and because I did a lot of sport I thought I had sprained it but it got worse and worse and spread to other joints,” she says. Once I started administering myself the chemists used to take them but over time everyone started saying no,” Tiffany says. “I went to different pharmacies and the hospital and the rheumatology clinic and they wouldn’t take them, it is a major issue.” She has tried medical centres ,even the blood transfusion service. There was a process a few years ago where she was supplied with a container to fill

Due to a stop work meeting of Tramways Union members on Wednesday 26 September, Metlink bus services will be reduced in Wellington City, Hutt Valley and Porirua between 9am-3pm on that day. The meeting is an opportunity for the Tramways Union to talk to its members and is a normal occurrence. Normal services will run through the peak period until 9am. Reduced services will run between 9am and 3pm. Normal services will resume from around 3pm so there should be no impact on afternoon peak services. School services should not be affected. Full details of bus services throughout Wednesday 26 September can be found at or by calling Metlink on 0800 801700.

Daylight Saving back Don’t forget to put your clocks forward when you go to bed this weekend Saturday 29. If you are working when daylight saving begins and the clocks go forward, you actually work an hour less, but you are entitled to payment for your normal hours. For example if you were meant to work from midnight to 8am you will only work seven hours, but you are entitled to be paid for 8 hours of work. If you are working when daylight saving ends and clocks go back an hour you are entitled to any extra hours that you work. So if you were meant to be working from midnight to 8am but actually work nine hours you will be paid for nine hours of work.

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Tiffany Stenger with some of the used needles she needs to get rid of. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

by a company that would then exchange the full container for an empty one, she says, but by the time she had filled her container the facility was no longer available.

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Tiffany says she can buy a container to put the needles in but has no idea what to do once it is full. “I believe everyone who gives out medication should

be able to get rid of the used needles,” she says. Rather than dispose of them in the general rubbish Tiffany is determined to find a solution.

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inbrief news Pasifika 2019 A call for performers for next year’s Pasifika event. For those wanting to be involved in summer’s most vibrant event in 2019, now is the time to plan ahead. The event is a great opportunity to proudly share our unique Pasifika heritage, flavours, and expression. Applications to perform at the 2019 Wellington Pasifika Festival are open, but get in quick as they close 5pm on 30 October. To get involved go to Wellington.

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Newlands community meeting The next community centre meeting is on Thursday 27 September at 1.30pm. Please come along and hear all about what’s been happening over the last six months and what is coming up for the rest of the year. It is also an opportunity to give us your ideas of things you’d like to see happening at the centre. Light refreshments will be provided, nau mai, haere mai - all welcome.

Johnsonville’s Myah Winitana, 9, finds some treasure at the Papararangi Kindergarten enviro swap night. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone By Gerald Rillstone

Each year Papararangi kindigarten holds a fundraiser and this year they decided to try something different by holding a swap night. Papararangi Kindergarten teacher Robyn Mockett says as they are on an enviro journey at the moment they decided to

host a quality clothing and toy swap night with a gold coin donation for entry. “Normally in the third term we do something for the community of Papararangi Kindergarten Second hand clothes, books and toys free giveaway evening,” she says. With the gold coin donation as entry, and another one for

supper, they raised $112 for the Wellington Free Ambulance. But that was not all. Following the event a family associated with the kindergarten matched what was raised. “It was an amazing match to our donation. It nearly brought tears to our eyes,” Robyn says. It was heartening to see

household goods that may have ended up in a landfill get a second life, she says the evening was so successful they now intend to make it a regular event. “We have a good relationship with the school and they let us use the hall for free so we are going to carry on doing it annually,” She says.

Yellow lines are for everyone, police warn By Gerald Rillstone

Parking on yellow lines particularly outside schools is a major problem throughout the region, Johnsonville community sergeant Jayne Ross says. She says it may seem a small thing to some people but it is dangerous and it is a constant

problem. “Yellow lines are for everyone and they are not meant to be used to park your car and just pop into somewhere for two minutes, they designate a no-parking area.” The biggest culprits she says are outside schools. “It is extremely frustrating and it is causing other parents

issues and is turning some situations into altercations outside schools.” “We have got teachers and parents having to stand out in the traffic and move people on.” One of the dangers is if people are dropping kids off in the middle of the street and they are running across the

road there is the danger they will be hit by a car. “If it is raining children, won’t melt and clothes, shoes and jackets can be dried but if they are hit by a car because someone is parked on the broken yellow line then that can’t be dried off.” “It is an ongoing issue and needs to stop,” Jayne says.


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Student designs new asthma spacer By Gerald Rillstone

Putting her industrial design skills to good use is Ngaio student Maisie Panoho, who is building a new design for the commonly used asthma spacer. Maisie is studying for an industrial design honours degree at Wellington’s Massey University and always had in mind an idea to redesign a new style of spacer for asthma sufferers. “I have a family member who suffer from chronic asthma and seeing the way he used his inhaler and the problems he had with it and then I got prescribed with one. “The doctor I went to didn’t have a lot of faith in the spacer I got prescribed with and so I decided to design one as part of my design portfolio,” she says. “When I did my research the spacer came across as the most important part of the device.” Inhalers can cause other problems like thrush at the back of your throat and if it is not triggered properly the medicine is not delivered properly, Maisie says. Asthma is the third leading cause of death in New Zealand, she says, and 40 percent of sufferers that are hospitalised are children. “The current spacer can be intimidating and difficult to use and you can’t see the expiry date on the canister so the new design will solve these problems,” she says. It needed to be made easier to trigger and the shape and size was important and so her latest design form has taken these things into account.

Industrial design student Maisie Panoho with her latest design for an asthma spacer. PHOTO: Gerald Rillstone

“I have just sorted the mechanism so that there are a couple of wings on the side that are pressed down to deliver the medicine,” Maisie says. She has further plans for the design with the aim of having a mechanism to show when the medicine is running low or empty. The idea is for the body of the spacer to be made out of silicon with colourful interchangeable parts so kids can build their own, she says. It has cost around $300 to produce the prototypes and Maisie has been helped with support from Asthma New Zealand.

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The team is ready to walk in a bid to raise funds for Raroa Intermediate Schools futuristic giant canopy.

A fundraising walk up to Mt Kaukau is being staged by Raroa Intermediate School as part of a major campaign to install a futuristic giant canopy over the schools popular but wind-swept central courtyard. “We’re targeting 2,000 people to enter, from not only our students and their extended families but everyone else in the community of Johnsonville” said Acting Principal Marian Williams. “Our goal is to fundraise strongly this year to get the COLA underway”. The walk has gained strong backing by local businesses including Harcourts Team Yip as major sponsor. Principal William Yip was delighted to pick up on the initiative. “For us it’s a great way to continue our support of Johnsonville and the community here. We’re delighted to help the school with this project

and will be encouraging everyone to participate and enjoy the day.” Planned for Sunday 28 October, the walk will leave from Raroa, go through the neighbouring Onslow College grounds and up to Truscott Avenue and into the picturesque Northern Walkway. Participants will take the skyline ridge along the middle section of the Mt Kaukau trail before descending back down and re-tracing their steps back to Raroa, for an enjoyable Finish Line Festival staged by the school. It is expected to take about an hour to complete the loop. The COLA – or Covered Outdoor Learning Area – is an increasingly popular way for schools to modernise and provide important outdoor space suitable for mixed learning, play and sports and recreation activities. “Basically it’s a giant canopy

over a multi-purpose sports floor, with lighting and a sound system for use all day and then out of hours. It will become a very flexible school and community asset.” Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor has added his support for the project. “Raroa was once described as the windiest place to build a school outside of Cook Strait.” he recalls. “So this will set the school on a new path with an asset that will last for decades. Kicking off the drive for the walk is also a great way to bring the community in.” Mayor Justin Lester, a Johnsonville resident, is also behind the event – “My family and I will be there with boots on, literally, to support the day – it will be a lot of fun!.”  To register for the Team Yip Johnsonville Community walk, go to PBA

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A modern take on a streetcar Khandallah Arts Theatre (KAT) presents a fresh take on Tennesse Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which focuses on the enduring themes of self-delusion, mental fragility and masculine dominance in the modern world. Director Tanya Piejus says she chose this play because it is a theatre classic and for its strong female characters and challenging roles for all actors in the cast. “While this remains a powerful and relevant play, I’ve thought a lot about to

how it stage it for modern audiences in the wake of the #metoo movement, given it features physical and emotional violence of men against women with no apparent consequences,” says Tanya. In this context, KAT has partnered with White Ribbon to communicate an important anti-domestic violence message in the production that is missing from the script. Written in 1947, A Streetcar Named Desire won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1948 and was made into a famous Hollywood

movie starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando in the early 1950s. The central character is Blanche Dubois who, buoyed by desperate fantasies of respectability, fights the furies of destitution, insult, abuse and madness when she is forced to seek refuge under the roof of her younger sister, Stella, and her forceful husband, Stanley, in a working-class district of New Orleans. Reflecting the approach of presenting this play through a modern lens, this production’s set will be more contemporary with an industrial feel through the use of scaffolding and chains to create separate areas. The cast features Jessica Hammond, who contested the Ohariu electorate for TOP at last year’s general election, as Blanche; and New Zealand-born Indian, Shiv Singh, playing Stanley. “Notwithstanding the more contemporary aspects of this production, it will stay true to the spirit of Tennessee Williams’

writing, which will satisfy those who know the play as well as those who are seeing it for the first time,” says Tanya. Khandallah Arts Theatre is a thriving suburban community theatre, established nearly 60 years ago. It is well supported by the local community as a result of its inclusive ethos and the quality of its productions, and it is well-known across Wellington for its annual summer Playin-the-Park. A Streetcar Named Desire runs from Thursday October 11 to Saturday October 20 (production days and times vary) at Cochrane Hall, 110 Cashmere Ave, Khandallah.  To book tickets, go to or purchase them from The Village Pharmacy in Khandallah. Tickets prices are $20 waged and $15 unwaged.

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Excellence for Bibby By Gerald Rillstone

Congratulations are in order for Massey Masters student Senior Sergeant Claire Bibby of NZ Police. Claire from Glenside has won an award for Excellence in Research to Improve Law Enforcement for Women. She was recognised at the

Australasian Council of Women and Policing Excellence in Policing Awards held last week in Perth, Australia. The Award nomination stated that her exceptional research “makes a significant impact on developing strategies that contribute to better communication between police and people of different genders”.

Claire’s research was entitled, “Using communication strategies to operationalise United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 Women Peace and Security and was undertaken for a Masters in International Security (Intelligence) at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University. Claire currently works in the

New Zealand Police Communication Centre group (responsible for emergency calls and dispatch) She is active in the community as president of the Glenside Progressive Association a leader for Heritage Gardeners at the historic Halfway House in Glenside, and a regular attendee at the monthly meetings of the

Johnsonville Community Liaison Group at Johnsonville Community Centre. Claire has addressed intentional conferences in Bangkok (2016) and Amman, Jordan (2017) at the invitation of UN Women. The Awards for Excellence in Policing are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge and reward the achievements of women and men who are contributing to improving policing and law enforcement and ensuring policing services are enhanced for women in our communities. The Awards acknowledge the work being undertaken in Australasia to ensure that women’s concerns and needs are taken into account by policing and law enforcement.

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Sisters Marian Burns and Karen Davy are no strangers to the stage. With a combined 65+ years of music experience, the two are well equipped to provide an impressive show, which is what we are in for with Tennessee Waltz! Karen has over 25 years’ experience singing main vocals in various Kiwi bands, touring NZ, Australia, Norfolk Island and Las Vegas. Starting out with guitar in her schooling years, Karen often entered and won talent quests for her singing and song writing. Currently she plays in bands ‘The Fleetwood Mac Experience - Dreams’ and ‘Toucan... duet better than one.’ Karen is also well known for presenting an impeccable impersonation of Dolly Parton, who she performed as on Stars in their Eyes in 2008, which we will see in Tennessee Waltz! In 2009 Karen set the Guinness World Record for marathon singing, lasting 48 hours! To date, she has won over 27 awards for country and variety music, as well as song writing, including the AGNEW award for excellence in music at the 2011 New Zealand Benny Awards. Marian, partly motivated by watching her older sister, Karen, play the guitar when they were young has now been playing violin for over 40 years. Inspired by the music their mother would regularly play and by the band who played at their mothers’ wedding, Marian new she wanted to be on stage! Her first public performance was at the age of nine at the North Shore Country Music Club meeting, where she got her first taste of applause! Since then her fiddling has taken her across the globe and won her multiple awards since 1993. She was presented with the ‘Lifetime

Musical sisters Marian Burns and Karen Davy perform together in Operatunity’s Tennessee Waltz, coming to Kapiti Tuesday 2nd October, 11am at Southward Theatre. Achievement Award’ at the 2010 Golden Fiddle Awards, along with the award for ‘Best Fiddler as a Soloist’ in 2013. As of June 2018, Marian is on the Queen’s Honours List as a ‘Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit’ (MNZM) for her services to music in the New Zealand community - hosting multiple annual fiddle workshops throughout the country since 2006. These sisters are well known in the NZ country music scene, and you can see them perform together alongside Suzanne Lynch, Karl Perigo and live band in Operatunity’s Tennessee Waltz!

Two great rail excursions with Steam Incorporated – selling fast! Christmas Grand Circle Rail Cruise $149/Adult; $95/Child Sunday 2 December 2018 Departs: 7:10am Paekakariki; Arrives: 5:45pm Paekakariki Eketahuna Express $159/Adult; $99/Child Saturday 5 January 2019 Departs: 8:10am Paekakariki; Arrives: 9:30pm Paekakariki Phone 04 298 8195 •


Our popular December and January excursions are coming up - but you’ll have to book soon to enjoy the excitement of our classics. Diesel hauled excursion train circumnavigating the Tararuas runs from Paekakariki via Palmerston North, Manawatu Gorge, Wairarapa, Rimutaka Tunnel and Wellington back to Paekakariki. It has an optional stop at Mauriceville Country fair or Paper

Road Vineyard. Then travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge to the Tararua and north Wairarapa regions. Select from either, Eketahuna (Mt Bruce & Middleton Model Railway), Opaki (Paper Road Vineyard, north of Masterton), or Masterton as your destination. An ideal Christmas gift!



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Come to the 2018 Kapiti Arts Trail to experience Creative Kapiti The Kāpiti Coast district will be an explosion of colour and creativity over two weekends this October and November, as more than 110 local artists display their work for the Kāpiti Arts Trail. The last weekend in October and first weekend in November are the perfect time to visit the Kāpiti Coast. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet the artists and gain fascinating insights into how they create their work, you could walk away with some amazing art. The Kāpiti Coast District Council has led the event for the last 17 years, and was recognised for the event in this year’s Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards, as a fi nalist in the ‘Best Creative Place’ category. The Kāpiti Arts Trail was designed to showcase the significant creative talents in Kāpiti, both established and emerging artists, to the region and wider community. It has become a significant lower-North Island art event, expanding from one to two weekends in 2015. Each year, more local artists wel-

come the public into their studios to experience the artists’ working environment and their artistic passion. This year, the number of participant artists and galleries listed in the Kāpiti Arts Guide topped 100 for the fi rst time. Artistic mediums represented on the trail include painting in oils, acrylic, watercolour, and mixed media; sculpture in wood, Oamaru stone, metal, and found materials; fibre arts – felted, woven, and quilts; photography; ceramic and pottery; mosaic; printmaking; glass; jewellery; and tattoo. Ar tistic styles range f rom representational to contemporary and abstract, with several ancient traditional approaches such as harakeke and encaustic painting. Prospective visitors can complete a short online survey to enter the draw to win a dinner for two and two night’s accommodation in Kāpiti during this year’s Kāpiti Arts Trail.

Transmission Gully visitor centre to be in Wellington in October Have you stopped in at the Transmission Gully Project mobile visitor centre located at Dolly Varden Beach in Mana yet? If not, you’d better be quick, as the mobile centre will be picked up at the end of the month and transported to Civic Square, beside Wellington Library, for the next few months, to give central city workers and residents a chance to view information about the Transmission Gully motorway project,

together with details of the Waitangirua and Whitby Link Roads, which are being built at the same time as the new motorway. There’ll also be some updated plans of the interchanges inside, which we will put up on the website (external link) in October too. The mobile Transmission Gully visitor centre is open to the public Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm.

The Southward Car Museum The Southward Car Museum is a world famous automobile museum housing a collection of over 400 vehicles both old and new, as well as three aircraft. Lots to see and the large outside grounds with a lake behind are ideal for a picnic. Southwards is rated as one of the best and largest car museums in the southern hemisphere and you can easily spend a

fascinating day there by the time you’ve included a coffee or tea at the Southwards coffee shop. Located on Otaihanga Road, Otaihanga, just north of Paraparaumu on the old main road north. To reach it take the Expressway exit at Raumati South to come onto the old state highway route.

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KAPITI ARTS TRAIL 2018: October 27/28, November 3/4, 10-4pm: showcasing over 110 artists on Kapiti Coast. Free entry. See for the Kapiti Arts Guide, more information, and to enter a competition for an accommodation and food package during the Trail.

SPACE PLACE – AT CARTER OBSERVATORY Looking for a black hole for the children these holidays? Never fear – Space Place is here to zoom people off under our unique dome planetarium cinema. You will never be the same again! Space Place is at Carter Observatory in the Botanical Gardens - perfect for a little inside fun before racing around the gardens or heading into town on the Cable Car.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM Look what we found wondering around in our Attic! Don’t worry – he doesn’t bite. Come and explore the weird and wonderful Wellington treasures in our attic, then head downstairs to walk through our yearly tales of Wellington – anyone remember the name of the purple McDonald’s figure at the first NZ opening?

BLACKMORE & BEST GALLERY AND STUDIO is a stunning workshop at 100 Shelly Bay Road on the Miramar Peninsula. A short 1015 minute drive from the city and 3 minutes from the airport, this is an amazing part of Wellington you’ll not want to miss. Open 6 days a week, Tuesday- Sunday, 11am4pm with free parking.

MARTHA’S PANTRY HIGH TEA AND CAFE is under new management. As well as offering our traditional high tea experience we now have a cafe serving REVIVE fair-trade organic coffee. Our sweet and savoury treats are fresh baked daily on-site and change regularly, and include gluten free and dairy free options. 276 Cuba St and Karo Drive. Open every day except Monday.

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Saint Teresa’s eco-friendly fair One of the highlights of Saint Teresa’s eco-friendly fair has been the little amount of landfill waste generated principal Mary-Angela Tombs says. “I was surprised, and feel proud that we only generated 1.5 rubbish bags of landfill from the fair - with most waste being recycled, or composted,” Angela says. With plenty of sunshine to go around the day was a success she says with a happy, community atmosphere. Hundreds of people from Karori and beyond - children and adults, enjoying themselves in the sun, with events that were really well planned, with a huge variety from miniature pony rides, bouncy castles, to live entertainment and competitions.

The ethnic foods, crafts, deli, toys, books, clothing, cakes and white elephant stalls were really popular, Angela says, and drew large crowds - with some very valuable books being picked up by happy collectors. She says the level of volunteer support was fabulous - with parents, and many grandparents, friends and members of Otari Parish volunteering on the day or donating goods. As for the next fair Angela says they wouldn’t change a thing. “We had all of the ingredients for a happy community event that was gentle on the planet.” The funds are still being accounted for and there is still a silent auction, and several special items posted on Trademe.

Plenty of fun at the fair with crowds making the most of the sunshine and bouncy castle.

Enjoying the pinkest of candyfloss at Saint Teresa’s eco-friendly fair Kate Honey and Rosa Farry.

Parent Gabriele Ryan with one of the outstanding cakes for Saint Teresa’s eco-friendly fair.

Manning the book stall Angus Lewisgourdi proudly displays books written by his class.

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EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville two of the six shipping containers used to store contractors tools and equipment at the site of the new library construction site in Moorefield Road were broken into. Intruders climbed over a solid iron perimeter fence to gain access and ground off the securing padlocks. Tools valued at several thousand dollars were stolen. A silver Mazda Capella stationwagon parked overnight in an open carport at a house in Fraser Avenue was stolen. It was found later in a damaged condition in the Johnsonville Mall carpark where it had crashed into a large boulder. A red Subaru Legacy stationwagon parked overnight in Middleton Road was stolen. It was later recovered in Porirua. A blue Mazda Demio hatchback parked overnight in Clifford Road was broken into by smashing the front passenger side window. A speaker and headphones were

stolen. A white Toyota Hilux utility vehicle parked overnight in Clifford Road was broken into by smashing the rear window. Several items, including a laptop computer, an Iphone and an Ipad, which had been hidden under a blanket, were stolen. A silver Volkswagen Caddy light van, parked overnight in Helston Road, was entered via a smashed passenger side window. A camera holder was snatched from the dashboard. The rear registration plate was stolen from a brown Holden Commodore saloon that had been parked overnight in Broderick Road. In Newlands an intruder entered a property in Horokiwi Road West and stole a large pot containing a camellia bush. In Khandallah a silver Subaru Impreza stationwagon parked overnight in Mysore Street had its rear passenger side window

smashed. Nothing was stolen. In Ngaio a bicycle store in Ottawa Road was broken into by breaking the locks on the back door. An unspecified number of bikes were stolen. In Churton Park a silver Volkswagen Golf hatchback parked overnight in Silverbirch Grove had its registration plates stolen. In Grenada Village a green Honda Accord saloon, parked overnight on the road in Dominica Crescent, was stolen. A house in Mark Avenue was entered during the day by forcing the lock on the back door. A messy search was made in the property and a large number of items were stolen. Included in the stolen property list were a laptop computer, two Xboxes with controllers and games, a variety of jewellery items, a driver’s licence and bank cards.

Cyber-Crime and What to Look For I want to return to the subject of cyber-crime and focus particularly on what are called Phishing attacks. These have become very common over the last couple of years. A phishing attack is called this because it is like a fishing net wanting to catch as many fish as possible. It’s an email that asks you to do something and if you follow the instructions then bad things can happen. So, here’s what to look for: 1. An email that looks like it’s from an official source but if you look closely at the email address looks unfamiliar or has a strange look to it. 2. This email will tell you that something has changed for instance: a. Terms & Conditions b. Payment details c. A new password is required 3. There will often be a link or a button for you to click on – DON’T DO IT. This

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is where the attack is hidden. 4. If you’re suspicious then delete the email and then delete it again from your deleted email folder. 5. It can be a good idea to let everyone know so they can avoid it too – just don’t send them the whole email; just enough of it so your friends will recognise it. Don’t include the link or the button. If it wasn’t a phishing attack, don’t worry, they’ll send it again. If you’re still not sure, you can always contact Netsafe and let them know. The important thing with all forms of cyber-crime is for you to be suspicious and vigilant. Don’t be trusting because this is what these attackers are looking for – good honest people like you. Happy computing Carl Beentjes


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Memory Walk at Zealandia By Brian Sheppard

On Sunday September 23, Alzheimer’s New Zealand organised 20 ‘memory walks’ around the country to raise awareness of dementia and challenge the global stigma and misunderstandings around it. These annual walks, marking World Alzheimer’s Month, bring communities together to show their support for people living with dementia. Wellington’s ‘Memory Walk’ was held at Zealandia, attracting a large crowd of walkers from toddlers to the elderly and from all walks of life across the city. Alzheimer’s NZ’s Communications Manager, Harriet Payne, explained that the Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. We all forget things from time to time but, for some people, the loss of memory or other thinking skills can become so great that it affects their ability to perform everyday activities. It then has a significant impact on friends and family. The annual walks bring communities together to lend their support to all people living with dementia. Their cheerful atmosphere encourages new friendships and has the health benefit of encouraging physical activity, which itself reduces the risk of dementia.

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Wednesday September 26, 2018

From one beehive to another With Bee Aware month well underway Oharia Labour MP Greg O’Connor went out to visit some local hives with Apiarist Sharon Mackie who has hives in Ngaio at Government House and at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay. The focus this month is what communities can do to keep our bees healthy so they can fight disease and thrive. Greg jumped at the chance to meet with Sharon and learn more about bees and how to keep them healthy. We need healthy bee populations to pollinate our city gardens. To help keep the hives free of disease Sharon does regular monitoring of the health of the hives. She makes sure there is always enough room and food and that the hives are in a good position for sun and nectar sources. Bee swarming is a natural occurrence which is part of their reproductive cycle. If you see a swarm the Wellington Beekeepers Club offers a service to the public to collect the swarms. You can report a swarm via www. and someone will come and remove it. The honey in Sharon’s hives gets extracted and put into jars and she currently gives the honey back to the owners of the gardens and shares it with family and friends.

Greg O’Connor gets up close and personal while inspecting beehives in Ngaio. PHOTO: Supplied

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Wednesday September 26, 2018


Pre-season training for Wolves By Gerald Rillstone

Pre-season training is underway for Wellington American Football team the Wolves. American Football has been played in Wellington for the past 14 years and this year the Wolves aim to lift their profile. Practicing opposite Onslow College on Sundays the team are keen to have as many people join as possible. Coach Sam Isa’ako says it is a game for all sizes and suits those how are not suited to Rugby. He says the club doesn’t limit members to any particular suburb meaning they have players from as far away as Wainuiomata. There are three teams in the Wellington region and around 14 in Auckland. It isn’t a game exclusive to males either with two women’s teams introduced to the Auckland club this year. The sport originated in the 19th century out of older games related to modern rugby football and soccer (association football). American and Canadian football developed alongside each other and were originally more distinct before Canadian teams adopted features of the American game played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defence, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to

ABOVE: The defensive line gets ready to clash during preseason training at Onslow Park. PHOTOs: Gerald Rillstone

stop the offense’s advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least 10 yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team’s end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent’s goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins. The Wolves are set to start the season on November 10 and Riverside Park Lower Hutt.

Tuwhakaraua Taute powers into his team mates during the Wellington Wolves preseason defence practice.

Cricket season is about to kick off for the Johnsonville Club A Premier squad of the Russell Properties sponsored senior section of the club will this weekend head to the Hawkes Bay for a pre-season 20/20 tournament This will be an opportunity for the squad to impress the selectors as they wind up to the first Ewen Chatfield game of the season which kicks off on the October 27. Following this weekend in Napier the Premier squads will have games against Weraroa from the Horowhenua, Upper Hutt and

Onslow before taking on Taita in the first game of the season on October 27. All other senior cricket commences on that day with junior cricket following on November 3 Alongside the pre-season gearing up for all other teams in the club as well as registrations for junior players from years 1 through 8 has been open during September and closes at the end of the month. As part of NZ Cricket’s gearing up of cricket for females the JCC

The Russell Properties Johnsonville Premier Men’s team

is very keen to encourage more females at whatever age group to play the game. The JCC is the only club in Wellington that has traditionally fielded teams in all grades available to female players and it is something the club is keen to maintain so if anyone at all is interested in registering for any level of cricket please email the club on info@jcc. or ring club Manager Rick Mudgway on 021 1830 764 for further information.

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Familiar foes at grand final time I let out a little grumble realising the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm would meet in the NRL grand final on Sunday night. It’s a bland final to me, with two teams who have had their fair share of success. Melbourne are defending champions and the long-term benchmark of the competition The Roosters last won in 2013 and are the cashed-up glamour club who always have top players. The most intriguing aspect of the final may be which players aren’t playing. Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater, who has announced his retirement at the end of the season, should miss the final after a shoulder charge last weekend saw him cited. The cynic in me thinks the Aussies won’t want to get in the way of a good fairytale so he may get off on a technicality no one knew existed. The Roosters look set to miss star off-season signing and former Storm signing Cooper Cronk who suffered a severe rotator cuff injury and

is likely out without anyone admitting it. The competition was tight this year with the top eight team separated by just one win after 25 rounds. Yet, the two top teams have made the final. The Roosters will be the favourites and rightly so. They have the defence capable of winning championships and the players like fullback James Tedesco and Blake Ferguson who can split a defence apart. The Storm look to be nearing the end of their decade of dominance. Cronk is gone, Slater has retired, hooker Cameron Smith has just the 2019 season left in him. Maybe one last premiership is on the horizon. Walking wounded or not, both these teams will put on a show. Maybe after a week of build-up I’ll be motivated to watch. Who knows, it might be a classic final which no one saw coming.


Wednesday September 26, 2018