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By Glenise Dreaver

On November 16, 1087 primary school teachers, members of the Wellington and Wellington North branches of the New Zealand Educational Institute, are joining in a Wellington area strike. It is part of a week of nationwide, rolling geographical strike action by primary teachers. Local workplace representative Megan Beattie says that while wages are certainly an issue many other issues are affecting the level of support for students, and are having a profound effect on teachers’ lives and health. Continued on page 2. Megan Beattie and Diane Campbell: supporting strike action on Friday November 16.

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Continued from page 1. The ever-increasing hours spent in administrative and compliance activity, without additional classroom release time to deal with it, mean 60-hour-plus weeks have become the norm for many teachers. There has always been time spent in extra-curricular sports and cultural activities, and school camps but new demands have emerged. “There just aren’t enough of us.” She says there are several “non-negotiables”. “There has to be an increase in classroom release time to relieve teacher workload.

“We want it doubled from one hour per week to two hours per week.” “In light of the government’s announcement in the weekend to fully fund the equivalent of 600 Learning Support Coordinator positions in 2020, we look forward to unpacking what this means for children familiarising with ever-changing new technology and the expectations it brings with children’s learning is huge, for example. “So teachers are getting ill, or burnt out, or leaving. “There just aren’t enough of us.” Megan says that in some

schools, it’s a role that often falls to a senior staff member, who picks it up on top of their normal workload. “And we need to be paid fairly so that people are attracted to, and want to stay in the profession. “That means a 16 percent increase over two years.” Megan says they are grateful for the strong support they are getting from parents, “And that’s despite the difficulties of making make alternative arrangements for their children. “The decision to strike was a tough one. “Any decision which causes disruption to learning takes

careful consideration. “Ultimately we have the students’ best interests at heart.” On November 16, Megan and Diane will be among teachers from Wellington and Wellington North leading the northern region’s teachers as they join the muster at the Opera House Auditorium at 11am to march to Civic Square for a rally at 12 noon. “We’d like to get as many supporters as we can,” says Megan.  There is a combined total of 1087 members in the Wellington and Wellington North branches

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Linda Kingston is an assistant primary school principal with three decades of experience. She’s lived through all the changes that started with “Tomorrow’s Schools” in the 1990s and wants the public to know that there is more to the strike of November 16 than just teachers’ wages. “It’s not just the changes, it’s the rate of change, and many not for the best outcomes,” she says, adding that New Zealand is the only country in the world that has no standing educational review policy document. “Every time we change the government, educational policies change.” While the latest change of gov-



ernment leaves teachers more hopeful, she says that there are simply too few teachers and too little time to carry the load and they are getting tired. “in teaching, you are mentally switched on from 9am to 3pm with no down time. After that you are working at planning, getting resources, assessing, moderating, analysing, emailing, writing reports, meeting parents, attending meetings three to four times a week. “Then there’s keeping up with professional development and meeting the requirements of your appraisal. “And tired teachers make mistakes. Tired teachers become ill.”

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Teaching veteran points to injustice P r i ma r y teacher Dia ne C a m pb el l-Wa r d d id t h e standard three-year teacher training course in the 1980s, one of some 2000 teachers still in service who graduated with a Diploma in Teaching.

That specialised training programme is not officially recognised as a degree meaning, she says, their salaries are permanently capped so they get $10, 000 less for doing the same job as a teacher with a degree.

Yet Diane finds herself training young graduates, who may have a degree in any subject at all, on their oneyear teacher training course. “They have usually never had any classroom experience. Yet in a few weeks, I

am expected to train them to the stage where they can have sole charge of a class for five days.” She does it in the knowledge that with in two or th ree years, their salary will be more than her own.

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inbrief news St Benedicts Spring Fair St Benedict’s Principal Michael Hinds is describing last week’s school fair as “super successful, raising a fantastic total of $23,500. “The support from school families and the greater community was much appreciated. Thank you,” he says, giving particular mention to organiser Kim Howard and her team.

Kids’ cancer appeal The Johnsonville Lions will again be supporting Camp Quality this year with a collection in the Johnsonville Mall. Last year, they raised $550. Camp Quality strives to help with Kids with Cancer to have a week’s break from their treatment regime and enjoy fellowship with other children suffering with the disease. It costs on average $2700 per child to attend.

By Brian Sheppard

Lisa Woodley, content and parade designer for Johnsonville Christmas Parade, needed two essential ingredients for the dream of the parade’s centrepiece (Santa notwithstanding of course). She needed a DeLorean car and someone with the skills to transform it into the time-machine – and very importantly – to return the car to its owner undamaged. Th rough the DeLorean Car Club the organisers fou nd a loca l, A la st a i r Mansell, who was willing to lend them his car. The magic now has to come from film props designer, Craig Poll of CKFilmdesign and a local electrician Martyn Brown. In the film, The Time Machine car was the invention of Dr Emmett “Doc” Brown. Craig’s challenge, in real life, is to be Doc Brown, designing and making all the components to make the car a convincing replica. The added twist is that his materials will be odds and ends that look something like the film car’s components, and then adapt and paint them to look like the real thing. CK Filmdesign released Craig for a few days to perform his magic but, like the rest of the team, he is putting many hours of his own time into the project.


Overseas students add value New research has shown Wellington’s international student education sector has hit $410m a year for the Wellington regional economy and supports 3750 jobs. Newly-released Government figures show Wellington’s 8504 international students, in 2017 spent $390m on tuition and living costs and $20m on student tourism here. Friends and relatives also spent another $40m visiting students here and supporting 540 jobs. It is calculated that Wellington’s international student sector now supports 4290 jobs in the Wellington region, recognised globally as a safe, accepting and vibrant place to live and study. China, with 2319 students and India with 794, are the top two providers.

The Time Machine team: From left Nathan McQuade (Marty McFly), Christmas parade content organiser Lisa Woodley, Martyn Brown electrician, Craig Poll props designer, Alastair Mansell car owner, Stephen Cook, Johnsonville Lions. PHOTO: Brian Sheppard

The Independent Herald was invited to meet the team, see how the work is progressing and to give readers a sneak preview. The car will be ready for the big day but is still a ‘work-in-progress’. Even so, Craig’s magic is mind-blowing. The film had a central character Marty McFly: a teenager who accidentally

met Doc Brown and travelled back through time with him to the year 1985. The team has found their Marty in the form of local actor Nathan McQuade so the Santa Parade can now have both the car and its cast. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the car for yourself so keep some time free between 11am and

1.30pm on December 1, and head across to the Johnsonville Christmas Parade. You will have the chance to get up close and view the car and meet all the parade characters at Memorial Park after the parade – even take a selfie, or pay a koha for a professional photo, proceeds to go to Wellington Children’s Hospital.

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Free bus, rail on Christmas Day There will be free travel on Christmas Day on the region’s buses and trains. Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee has again approved the proposal. Harbour ferry services will not run however, being replaced by free buses. A GWRC spokesperson says that Christmas can be a lonely time for many and travel can be an extra cost for families. “I hope that free public transport can help lessen stress for some and provide for closer community connection across our region.”

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inbrief news Locals gonzo on Onzos Wellingtonians are embracing the first trial bike-share scheme. Onzo’s six-month trial started on October 6 and in its first two weeks more than 11,000 people registered and nearly 14,000 trips were taken on the 200 bikes. An Onzo spokesperson says the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, adding that Wellingtonians appear to be treating the bikes with more respect than in Auckland, where the company started. “There haven’t been any cases of them being abandoned in odd places here.” Onzo employs six staf f lo cally to look after the 200 bikes. All come with a helmet and lights and the hire cost is 25c for every 15 minutes.

From swamp to stage and screen By Glenise Dreaver

Standing in mud up to his knees in a mangrove swamp led Johnsonville resident Gavin Rutherford to a moment of reflection that led to a whole new life. The young marine biologist suddenly realised there was no straight line between work in a mangrove swamp and the dolphins and orcas he thought he would be working with. Gavin says he left and “lucked” into a job at a radio station. He then trained in the performing arts, leading to a highly successful career as an actor, with some 15 years in stage work, TV, film and radio. He could also be described as Wellington’s resident panto dame. This year Gavin’s current role is Mrs Miller, mother of Arthur, the romantic boy hero played by Ben Emerson. They appear in Puss in Boots, Circa Theatre’s 2018 Christmas pantomime. Ben, from Tawa, is an actor and director and a tutor in musical theatre at Te Auaha. To complete the local

trifecta, Arthur’s romantic interest is Princess Martha, a ‘princess with attitude’ says her alter ego, Natasha McAllister from yes, Johnsonville. She’s particularly enjoying the kickboxing training, done by an international martial arts expert. All three actors are relishing the fun pantomime offers. “I’m standing on a balcony in week one, in the sun and I have to pinch myself,” says Natasha. “It’s wild. I get to dance, sing and laugh all day.” Gavin agrees, saying that over the years a distinctive and particularly funny Wellington pantomime culture has evolved, built on early work done by Roger Hall and the multitalented writer of this panto, the late Paul Jenden. “We’ve got our own little traditions and catch phrases and the audiences, who come year after year, know the games we play, though every performance is different” Puss in Boots shows at the Circa Theatre from November 17 - December 23. Bookings are available on the Circa website.

ABOVE: You might well see any of these three faces in your local supermarket, as well as on stage in Circa theatre’s Christmas pantomime Puss in Boots. From left, Ben Emerson as Arthur, Gavin Rutherford, Mrs Miller, and Natasha McAllister, Princess Martha. PHOTO: Roc+ PHOTOgraphy R I G H T: P a n t o m i m e dames, along with ugly sisters, trolls, giants and ogres are in the group known in the trade as “grotesques”. Here, Gavin Rutherford in full ‘”dame” gear, shows why. PHOTO Stephen A’Court.

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Crofton gala for families, community By Glenise Dreaver

Crofton Downs Primary School principal Toby Stokes says their school ‘s Matsuri Gala, to be held on Sunday November 11, between 11am-2pm, is a school festival with a difference. ”It’s a relaxing event, not a hectic place,” he says. ”That’s the big feedback we get.” Wendy Anscombe, president of the school’s Parent Teacher

Association (PTA) which runs the event, says their focus is on creating a family environment. However, there are always book and toy stalls, “and a lot of food stalls”. Entertainment is being organised, and she says, the rest is activity and games focussed. “That’s aimed at all ages.” A mystery Black Cap will be present and you – or your children - can pay to come up against him with bat or ball. (You have to wait for the

day to find out who he is though …) The relaxation theme is carried further this year in one innovation, a massage booth, she adds. Toby says their (prepaid?) Explorer Card, “like a bus ticket” allows both adults and children to buy their own food, make purchases or enjoy games without worrying about carrying money and getting change. “ P a r e n t s l ove t h a t .” It means they can relax, socialise

with friends, enjoy food or a cup of coffee, knowing that their children are being safely supervised. “The school area is small enough for us to do that,” says Wendy, adding that there are about 100 volunteers on the day, working in shifts so they can have time with their own families as well.

Last year they raised $20,000. “That’s significant,” says Toby, adding that how it is spent is decided between the PTA and the school. (The word matsuri is Japanese for festival. It celebrates the school’s ongoing links to the Japanese community and the Japanese Businessmen’s Association.)

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Independent MP Brett Hudson, with his selected Youth MP for 2019, Shine Wu of Newlands College. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver By Glenise Dreaver

Seventeen year-old Shine Wu of Newlands College has been selected by List MP Brett Hudson as the 2019 Youth MP who will be paired with him, and who will take a place in the twoday Youth Parliament to be held in the Beehive in July Shine, who will be at university by the time the six-month-long programme begins on March 1 2019, had to submit a video to Brett’s office, calling on his knowledge of economics as well as his perceptions as a young person, on what was important to New Zealand. Brett sa id he was seek ing young people who understood

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Wa Ako Trophy - Mackenzie Gates - For Exemplifying Akoranga (Learning Together) Me Whakamatau Trophy - Amanda Stone - For Service to Student Welfare Brandon Ru Gareth Varley Memorial Trophy - Shani McMullan - For Achievement in Academic Subjects and in Sporting/Cultural Activities 1st in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics, Rosenthal Trophy - Milly Mackey - For Contribution to Improving the Environment 2nd = NCEA Level 2 Physics, Russell Free Memorial Award - Benjamin White- For Outstanding Cultural Service Academic Excellence in NCEA Level 2 Economics Wa Ako Trophy - Mackenzie Gates - For Exemplifying Akoranga (Learning Together) Me Whakamatau Trophy - Amanda Stone - For Service to Student Welfare Brandon Ru Gareth Varley Memorial Trophy - Shani McMullan - For Achievement in Academic Subjects and in Sporting/Cultural Activities 1st in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics, Rosenthal Trophy - Milly Mackey - For Contribution to Improving the Environment 2nd = NCEA Level 2 Physics, Russell Free Memorial Award - Benjamin White- For Outstanding Cultural Service Academic Excellence in NCEA Level 2 Economics

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Celebration of Sport - 18 October

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Arts Awards - 23 October

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: What do you not want for Christmas this year – for yourself? Or for New Zealand?

Mary Taylor, Johnsonville “I don’t want a bicycle! Nor any more handwash. I’m over it!

James King, Karori “A visit from Trump!”

Severin Gourley, Crofton Downs “I’ve got enough socks and underwear! For New Zealand, a bigger poverty gap.”

Janine Graham, Newlands “Junk food brought to me.”

Ciska Kirstein, Newlands “A gag gift. Blow up sheep or zimmer frames.”

Jocelyn Knott, Johnsonville “To still be pregnant.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville two men arrived by car at a rural property in Boom Rock Road, Ohariu, and entered the house through an unlocked laundry door on the side of the house. They then entered the garage which is attached to the house and wheeled a motorbike through the house as they were not able to take it through the garage door. The motor bike is a red 2014

Honda road bike. One intruder drove off in the car they arrived in and the other rode off on the stolen motor bike. No other property was stolen. CCTV footage recording the incident is with the Police. On the same date another incident occurred in Ohariu Valley Road when an intruder entered an unlocked standalone shed. A MIG welder, a staple gun and a chain

saw were stolen. A red Honda quad farm bike, parked outside the shed, was also taken. Entry to a house in Glenside Road was made through an unlocked door. Tools including a drop saw were stolen. A house in Atua Street was broken into through a front bedroom window and a large quantity of property stolen. Items taken include four TVs, a suncam

machine, a computer with five hard drives, fishing gear, tools, jewellery and clothing. In Newlands a black 2009 SYM Orbit 50 moped parked locked during the day in McMillan Court, behind the Medical Centre, was stolen. In Ngauranga offenders climbed a six-foot-high mesh fence, close to Fraser Avenue, to gain access to a

private enclosed area where containers are stored. Two containers were spraypainted with graffiti. In Karori a blue MazdaAxela sport hatchback parked on the street overnight in Parkvale Road was entered, possibly through an unlocked door. An overnight bag containing personal items was taken and some cash was removed from the centre console.

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In this, its sixth year, Churton Park Craft Market is going from strength to strength, last year outgrowing its original Community Centre site and moving to Amesbury School . Organisers Rowena Chin and Jann Freitas say they work to keep the market fresh each year with a carefully-selected mix of handcrafted items from both familiar and new vendors. Community groups and local schools are also invited to perform on the night. This year Churton Park Kindergarten choir and Leaping Lizards dance group will entertain market goers. “We try to involve as many community groups as possible” says Rowena. Local schools take turns to fundraise with a sausage sizzle and cake stall which is always popular. This year the market is raising funds for charity Bellyful Wellington North, with a raffle of products donated by all vendors.

“Bellyful’s free meal service provides practical help to families that have new babies or are struggling with serious illness, and we’re thrilled to support their new branch in the northern suburbs,” says Jann. Makers themselves, Jann (from jinglebugs) and Rowena (from RO Design Jewellery) love to encourage children to create and offer them the opportunity to sell their products at the market, saying it’s an experience that teaches many life skills, will be selling her homemade lip balms. The craft market is where you can do all your Christmas shopping in one place, be entertained, keep the children busy with face painting and Sarah the Scientist, get a bite to eat from the sausage sizzle and Sri Lankan food stall, and coffee from The Coffee Guy. And don’t forget to buy a cake to take home for dessert. Details: Friday November 16, 5.30-8pm at Amesbury School, Churton Park.

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Wednesday November 7, 2018

Commitmnent of heart and soul By Glenise Dreaver

Before the diagnosis: Charlotte Tweedie, with her mother Beccy Tweedie and her sister Rebecca Johnstone. All too soon, Motor Neuron Disease (MND) brought the sisters the grief of losing their mother to a crippling and incurable condition. PHOTO supplied.

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Charlotte Tweedie of Johnsonville is supporting the Sunday’s Walk 2 D’Feet Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser with her heart and soul. The event raises money to support those afflicted with the disease, as well as for research. Charlotte comes from the small “unlucky” group of families (5 – 10 per cent) where MND has a strong history. The first person was her grandad, who died before she was born. “Pop got it at the age of 55. Then his sister.” Two of his sons then got it. One uncle’s son, Charlotte’s cousin, is now taking it into the third generation that she knows of. And in 2011, her beloved mother Becky Tweedie, a registered nurse from Lower Hutt, passed away at the age of 57, one year after formal diagnosis. “By the time she died, she could not move or speak.” Support for the family was strong, and Charlotte says her mother’s best friend, also

a nurse, came in twice a day to wash and care for her. Now Becky’s sister has the disease. Charlotte, an account manager, and her partner Ali Tamaiva, have a three-year-old son. She could be tested for the gene, but doesn’t see the point. “Just because you carry the gene doesn’t mean you will get MND,” she says. The future is unknowable, so her best option is supporting the MND association, which receives only 8 percent of its funds from the government. Of the money raised, 50 percent will help support sufferers and the other 50 percent goes towards research. The 3.5km walk is suitable for children, prams and wheelchairs. Dogs are welcome with a leash, says Charlotte, adding that everyone is welcome. “Wet or fine we go ahead. The theme for the walk is Blue and it’s about having fun.” Register on Sunday, or online at www. There will be merchandise and a DJ will be on site. Walk 2 D’Feet MND starts at 11am on Sunday at the ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie.

Young choristers entertain By Glenise Dreaver

Brenda White, manager of

the Johnsonvale Rest Home, welcomed St Benedict’s school choir to the home on Tuesday

morning. The children, under the baton of choir teacher Charmaine

McGowan, sang a bracket of three songs to the residents, then a selection of old-time favourites.

The Metservice reports that the three days of good weather we have had this week will end as from today. A front is set to bring lower temperatures and severe weather to the South Island and lower North Island. Heavy rain and strong to gale force winds are possible for the latter part of this week. “As we’re looking ahead to changeable and potentially severe weather, we urge you to keep up to date with the latest forecast for this coming event,” a spokesperson says.

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Brenda, at left back, and Charmaine, with the school choir. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

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Sport stacking record bid Tomorrow, Thursday, thousands of participants will take part in what Guinness World Records® terms the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event”. During the course of Guinness World Records Day, sport stackers around the world will be upstacking and downstacking various pyramids in prescribed patterns at lightning speed for at least 30 minutes, all combined with a variety of fitness activities. It is hoped that 625,000 stackers will be participating in a sport

gaining popularity around the world. Stackers will take part in such countries as the United States Hungary, Germany, Israel, South Korea, Colombia and Taiwan as well as New Zealand. And many schools are using this event to benefit local communities by stacking up for a good cause. According to Bob Fox, WSSA Founder, the Guinness event is a wonderful way to bring together sport stackers across the globe. He says sport stacking is an

activity enjoyed by all ages and cultures. “It promotes hand-eye coordination, brain activation, fitness, teamwork, speed and lots of fun. This event allows us to team up with Guinness World Records, and we’re excited to have another shot at breaking a world record.” It’s appealing to teachers and students because it’s easy to learn but very challenging to master. Benefits include improved reaction time, hand-eye

coordination, concentration and focus. Sport stacking has been termed a “track meet for your hands at warp speed.” Students up stack and down stack 12 specially designed cups called Speed Stacks in predetermined sequences as fast as they can. Stackers race against the clock, compete in relays and often combine sport stacking with fitness challenges as part of physical education classes.

Wednesday November 7, 2018

You’re invited... Recipe of Life Wednesday 14 November, 2.30pm

We warmly invite you to attend a presentation with Sheila Reed from Wellington Age Concern, followed by afternoon tea. Sheila will share a recipe for life and would like you to share your own recipes for wellness, health and happiness.

The Beat Girls Tuesday 20 November, 3pm

Featuring classic hits from female stars of the time including The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Shirelles and even some Nancy Sinatra. This show is guaranteed to take you on a journey down memory lane. Great harmonies and colourful costumes along with authentic choreography complement a marvelous repertoire guaranteed to get you grooving! Afternoon tea provided before the show. Cost per ticket is $15. A concert not to be missed!

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Better bus services for Churton Park A successful public meeting on the new bus services was held on September 13. It was organised by Churton Park Community Association in conjunction with List MP Brett Hudson, who sites on Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee. The meeting raised a considerable number of failings in the recently introduced Metrolink bus system. Among those most frequently

complained of were poor adherence to timetables, especially on Route 1, and the strong criticism of stopping Route 19 buses early in the evening, limiting visiting the city for social activities, long walks home in the dark and sometimes in poor weather Regional councillors who attended were chairperson Chris Laidlaw, Sue Kedgely, Daran Ponter and Ian McKinnon. Association spokesperson Richard Taylor said they took

Ring out the bells... O n Novemb e r 11, a t 11.02am, belltowers throughout New Zealand will ring out in The Roaring Chorus, part of world-wide celebrations marking 100 years since the World War I armistice was signed. A cacophony of joyful noise will break the two-minute silence of remembrance being observed nationwide at 11am. New Zealand’s Roaring Chorus connects with a campaign led by the UK government and supported by the German government. Other countries including the USA are contributing, and even the remote location of Rothera Research Station in the Antarctic is expected to join. Thousands are also expected to make jubilant noise with vintage car horns, cannons, waiata, cheers, whistles, hooters and even pots and pans. Fire and Emergency New Zealand and New Zealand Police have invited available fire appliances and police cars to ring their sirens, and

notice of the strongly expressed complaints and undertook to continue to work with them to address these deficiencies. On October 6, Daran Ponter and Ian McK innon then met with a subcommittee of the Churton Park association. “The final outcome has been that there are improvements to Routes 1 and 19 to be introduced on November 11,” said Richard. He added that further discussions are to take place, including buses arriving early, particularly in the very early morning, location of some stops and some additional stops, and the provision of Real Time Information Boards. The changes to Route 1 should he says, result in schedules being better adhered to, better matching of bus sizes to de-

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Palmers comes to Petone While gardening is what Palmers has been known for over 100 years, Palmers have kept extending ranges to include everything you need to make the most of your own little slice of paradise. There are the usual gardening staples, from flower and vegetable seedlings through to specimen trees and on trend houseplants. Palmers Petone also has a huge range of homewares including kitchenware, home décor accents, health and beauty, plus books, outdoor games and activities for the kids. Palmers’ outdoor range is sure to allure those who want to spruce up their backyard, especially with summer fast approaching. The barbecue range covers everything from a simple sizzler, to a high end range of charcoal barbeques. There is also a selection of contemporary outdoor furniture settings and for those who want to splash out, the spa pool selection is inviting. The addition of STIHL Electric and battery outdoor power tools, makes garden clean up and maintenance easy, the range is perfect for those with a smaller garden. Store Manager Aaron Slight is particularly

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Wednesday November 7, 2018

OUT&about Churton Park celebrates Diwali By Brian Sheppard

Diwali, or Deepavali, meaning in Sanskrit a row or series of lights, is also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’. It is the biggest festival in the Hindu calendar, lasting for five days. Diwali celebrates the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance, and so people illuminate their houses, temples and offices with many lights. In the northern hemisphere where the festival originated, it is celebrated in autumn and the climax of the five days occurs on the darkest night of the new moon in the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin. Although this is spring in the southern hemisphere, the symbolism of the celebration is maintained. There is a strong Indian and Sri Lankan community in Churton Park and so the Churton Park Community Association organised a public celebration of Diwali at Amesbury School, on November 4. Despite cold, wet and windy weather just a day before the event, the sun came out and families arrived to share the celebration and appreciate a series of performances. The event was opened by former Governor-General Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand with the symbolic lighting of candles and an explanation of the significance of Diwali. Inside the school hall there was a full programme of traditional Indian dance but also a demonstration of Middle-Eastern belly dancing. Outside, food stalls, henna decoration and face painting offered something for everyone. The enthusiasm shown by the visiting families and VIP guests was a good measure that this was a very worthwhile event.

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treats, such as sweets. One local family thought Trick-orHallows’ Evening, or Hallow- Treat could be put to much better use een, is celebrated each October 31. than collecting sweets for themselves. It is the eve of All Hallows Day, Zoe (8) and Pippa (6), from Bellevue when the saints (hallows), togeth- School, wrote their neighbours a er with martyrs and the departed letter asking if, for Trick-or-Treat that faithful, are remembered in prayer. week, they could call to collect some Its origins predate Christianity, adapt- non-perishable food for the Newlands ing traditions of the Celtic harvest Community House Foodbank. Deliverers Required in said that their festival. Mum Lisa Holden It has been celebrated for centuries, neighbours were pleased to help. 1: Momona, Mohaka, Kawatiri Kaponga. butArea it is increasingly associated today The result was a huge- pile of tins and with the 20th century North American packets of food for a worthy cause, and tradition of ‘Trick-or-Treat’, in which a great example of what two commuchildren in costume travel from house nity-minded youngsters can achieve. to house offering the choice of playing “Just think of the effect when the idea tricks on the householder or receiving catches on.”

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Ten years of putting the Kaibosh Airport advised to pull plans on food poverty and waste Wellington food rescue charity Kaibosh is celebrating 10 years of “rescuing” and redistributing food in the Wellington region. Kaibosh was founded in October 2008 when original donor Wishbone wanted to donate their quality surplus food to local charities, but these groups weren’t able to collect the food after business hours. Robyn Langlands, a volunteer at the Wellington Women’s Refuge, offered to pick up Wishbone’s surplus food in the evening, passing it on to the women and children staying at the safe house. Robyn and her husband George discovered that other Wellington businesses had a surplus of food, while numerous charities had a requirement for this food. The couple went on to found Kaibosh, New Zealand’s first dedicated food rescue organisation. Robyn remembers filling bags to the brim with food and packing them into their Toyota Corolla Hatchback. “We’d take the food home to

Robyn and George Langlands are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of the charity they founded. PHOTO: Mike Heydon

keep it overnight. We’d have it stored on the kitchen counters and tables – there was food everywhere.” Kaibosh has two bases, in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. They rescue and sort food from over 40 businesses, with the help of more than 200 volunteers, and redistribute it to more than 65 community groups. In the past decade Kaibosh has rescued more than one million kilograms of quality surplus food, provided 2.9 million

meals worth of healthy food to people in need, and reduced carbon emissions by 795,512kg. Robyn believes Kaibosh has been successful because it’s a solution to both food poverty and food waste. As well as its volunteers, Kaibosh relies on the generosity of the community to help cover costs. It says a donation of $10 a week will provide 10 meals each week to people in need. To find out more visit

An announcement that hearings for Wellington Airport’s runway extension could be potentially delayed till late 2019 should be a final nail in the coffin for the airport’s proposal, according to community and ratepayer groups concerned about the mounting costs to Wellingtonians. Guardians of the Bays, representing almost 600 community and ratepayer organisations and concerned individuals, said it was time for the airport to realise the project was unviable from both a cost and community perspective. The Environment Court resource consent process for the extension was put on hold in April and was due to resume this month. Guardians of the Bays CoChair Richard Randerson said: “Wellington airport has tried desperately to stack up its claims that there will be an economic benefit from the proposed airport extension for Wellington without success. “It has drawn down significant amounts of ratepayer funding for its Environment Court application. “These delays will just be adding further costs to the ratepayer bill. There is already evidence that the

proposal is likely to cost much more than the $300m originally suggested four years ago when this process started - up to $500m according to one expert. “In addition, much of the airport’s evidence will now be completely out-of-date with the considerable environmental and economic changes that have occurred in the nearly six years since this whole process started. “The Airport’s white elephant has cost ratepayers millions of dollars already and makes a mockery of the hundreds of people who submitted against the proposal. “More than 700 submissions were made to the Environment Court on the application and the majority of these were against the proposal.” He added that the plans would also displace Wellington social housing tenants. Wellington Airport has been trying to acquire properties on Calabar Road, along the eastern side, including nine social housing units owned by Wellington City Council, which are home to 30 residents. It has also been buying up properties at Moa Point, where residents will be most severely affected by the proposed extension.

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‘Snappy Sue’ picks up a challenge By Glenise Dreaver

One year ago, Sue Parrott of Johnsonville was on ACC. “At rock bottom.” “I’d slipped in the shower.” She broke her thumb and damaged her shoulder, then three weeks later tore her right Achilles tendon. It’s now very different. She’s marking the anniversary of her November 13 fall by entering in the 4500-step Westpac Stadium Climb on Friday November 16 The money raised funds Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand, including research and support of those diagnosed, and their families. Her Facebook page title Support Sue’s Stair Madness says it all. “Who’s silly enough to take part in a Stadium Climb and step over 4500 you ask? Why would anyone do that you say? “The answer is ME!!!” She’s aiming to raise $5000 or more through sponsorship and, supported both by Snap Fitness Johnsonville and her personal trainer Tom Olorenshaw, who is donating his time to training her. Asked about his feelings when he started working with her two months ago, he admits that while she showed a lot of potential, he did “have a doubt or two”. Now he’s much more confident. “She has a lot of self-drive.” There are two strong reasons for Sue’s involvement in this challenge, apart from getting fit.

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Sue Parrott with her personal trainer Tom Olorenshaw at Snap Fitness Jonhsonville, preparing for the Westpac Stadium Climb on November 16. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

She says she lost her dad to ca ncer a few yea rs ago. “I have experienced not only this loss but also the heartache from watching my son go through his ongoing disease. “Although these have been tough times, I have always got through knowing I had family and friends beside me, somebody who I can help is going through worse than me, or there is somebody out there dedicating their time and sweat to help towards finding a cure. And ‘Snappy Sue”, her Stadium

ClimbFacebook name, will be noticed on the day. Fellow gym member and hairdresser Monique, manager at Salon la Vie is going to dye Sue’s hair purple and green, the organisational colours. “Please get behind me in my efforts to raise these much needed funds and awareness for https://www.” And she is willing to take one more step – to shave her head if someone donates enough. That will be a big step for Sue who celebrates her 50th birthday in December.

Jordie Barrett may be testing the All Black selectors’ faith in him. The enigmatic fullback, who has been out of favour for the latter part of the home season after a poor performance in the loss to South Africa, was equally inept against Japan on Saturday and the almighty court of public opinion wants him out. His replacement, the on debut George Bridge, had a blinder, continuing his strong domestic form. For much of the past decline, public consensus has suggested it has become harder to play your way out of the All Blacks than it has been to play your way in. The usual scape-goats for this theory have been Sonny Bill Williams and Isaea Toeava.

Barrett is still the second best fullback behind Ben Smith but what has made his stocks somewhat valuable is that he is a second kicking option for his up-and-down brother, Beauden, whose boot off the tee has run hot and cold particularly in 2018. With the All Blacks going for three consecutive World Cup crowns in less than 12 months, tough selections will have to be made. Dropping Jordie seems the best option on paper but gut instinct suggests the men in black have built an envied culture of winning because they deal with the devils they know and not the latest flavour of the month. Form is temporary and staying in the All Blacks’ class can feel like a permanent outcome at times.

It’s true… golf is good for you On Saturday November 3, The Johnsonville Club Golf Section held a function to celebrate 25 years of existence, with current membership a healthy 49. The section’s chairman Bill Cooney says that it is healthy too. “Over 20 per cent of our members have been there since the section started in 1993. It’s quite remarkable. “And it just goes to show the benefits of exercise!” he says. The Golf Section has monthly golf competitions at different golf courses, ranging from Levin on the Kapiti Coast to Masterton in the Wairarapa, plus local Wellington courses. “A mutually beneficial relationship has been developed with these clubs as the Golf Section is a good business for them,” Bill says. “Our golf section members belong to at

least six golf clubs across the Wellington region but interestingly the greater percentage (47 percent) come from our local Ohariu Valley Golf Club. “ The section has always, he says, enjoyed a positive sporting relationship with the Ohariu club. “Our members, who are members of affiliated golf clubs, can also enter the Clubs NZ National and North Island golf tournaments. “The golf section also runs an annual Golf Tournament open to all Johnsonville Club members, irrespective of whether they are a member of the section or not. We have held this tournament at Otaki golf course for years , with a field of 55-65 players. “Over the years the Golf Section has introduced a number of people to the game,” Bill adds. Jean Parker, left, and Linda Boyce with the Johnsonville club’s reigning golf champion Shane Hollow. PHOTOS: Provided

Steve Macauley, president of the Johnsonville Club, with club golf captain Barry Marsh, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, and Bill Cooney, chairman of the club’s golf section

Vince Comis and Perry Crafar were celebrating at the 25th anniversary PHOTOs supplied


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