Independent Herald 21-11-18

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Wednesday November 21, 2018

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By Glenise Dreaver

For Seth Campbell of Karori, the 240-mile Moab ultra-endurance footrace in Utah got real three days before the October 11 start. “There were two emails.” The medical director warned all male racers not to shave their body parts — two racers had recently evolved from chafing, to agonising blood

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clotting to failure to complete. “Message noted,” says 47-yearold Seth who, as a for mer Ranger in the US Special Operations Force, already had well-honed endurance smarts. One meant the team RV was parked up at some aid stations, allowing him “small oases” of sleep, up to an hour, ensuring only the mildest of hallucinations. Continued on page 2.

The finish line: Seth Campbell was met by support team member Paul Thompson, also from Karori. PHOTO: Supplied




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Secrets of ultra-endurance success Continued from page 2. The second email flagged snow in the ranges. “And I’d been hitting the sauna to prepare for 29-30C,” he says. Seth, one of 130+ male and female runners, had a two-man crew from Karori, Paul Thompson (PT) and Paul Hewitson (Hewi). “Not many people would travel so far to suffer, watch you suffer and totally lay it out for you,” says Seth, adding that he has shared some “epic suffering” with Hewi. He adds that at 54, Hewi is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished ultra-runners. “An inspiration.” The evening before the race, he and PT hit the town for Mexican food and a couple of beers. (No meat. About 18 months ago Seth became a vegetarian.) Pre-race, he buttered up with body glide from head to ankles, goo-ing his toes and adding 10 toe socks. He also taped his nipples. “ Yo u d o n’t wa nt t o b e t h e g uy wh o p u l l s o ut with a nipple chafed off.” The pre-event breakfast at Denny’s saw him fuelling up with a good dose of grease and fat. “ Fat , ca rbs a nd sa lt. K e e p s l a m m i n g i t .”

The Karori contingent: Seth Campbell, flanked by his support team of Paul Thompson (left) and Paul Hewitson. PHOTO: Supplied.

They all recited the Ultra pledge pre-race: “If I get hurt, lost or die, it’s my own damn fault.” Conditions were brutal, including freezing temperatures, and wind, for one climb to

9500 ft. But Seth finished 26th of the 111 racers who completed and did it in 84 hours and 22 mins. Afterwards, he spoke to over a hundred of his colleagues from the Ministry of Business,

Innovation and Employment ‘s building resources and markets group in Stout Street and says they seemed blown away. “Though I look at quite a few of them and think: ‘I could teach you. You could do it’.”

Ministry head says NZEI position “hard to understand” Iona Holsted, Secretary for Education, says it is hard to understand why the teaching unions are threatening further campaigns before NZEI members can vote on the ministry’s settlement offer. “There has been some confusion about the settlement offer NZEI has received for primary teachers,” she says. The key features for the offer are, she says, that all

teachers will benefit from pay rises of 9.3 percent by 2020 and all teachers have access to a higher step of either $82,992 or $85,481 depending on their qualifications. She says sixty four percent of all teachers, numbering nearly 16,000, will achieve the new maximum in the next 24 months and all other teachers would progress annually to these new maximum

rates. She adds that New Zealand primary teacher salaries are not able to be easily compared to other countries, as it excludes the different conditions of work that apply for teachers in other settings. “It is important that we settle these negotiations and minimise disruption for children and parents,” says Iona. “To meet NZEI’s claims,

including those not able to be addressed through bargaining, would cost $2.5b. “ T h e G ove r n m e nt h a s been clear there won’t be f u r t her i ncreases i n t he $698 million available to settle the primary teachers’ and principals’ claim. “However we remain open to negotiating how this money is spent, including release time.”

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Another $16.7m for St James Theatre Wellington City Council’s Strategy Committee last week unanimously approved an additional $16.7m to strengthen and refurbish the St James Theatre on Courtenay Place. The original budget was $14.9m, but intrusive investigations revealed that to bring the building up to 67 percent of National Building Standard another $8.1m of complex strengthening, including more steel and additional foundation work, is needed. The rest of the additional

funding, $8.6m, is needed to upgrade staging, lighting, sound and rigging systems, as well as the fire protection, mechanical and electrical systems. The auditorium will also be repainted and the seats replaced. “The St James is a jewel in our arts crown and one of the loveliest heritage buildings we have,” says Mayor Justin Lester, who holds the council’s Arts and Culture Portfolio. “This presents a golden

opportunity to do a good job on the St James, which has been part of Wellington’s history since 1912 and we want it to remain a premier performance venue. “We need to get on and do it. If we don’t strengthen it the only other choice, which would be required by law, would be to demolish it. I don’t think that’s an option.” As part of the renovation, the St James could also be transformed into a hub and be a more permanent home

for Wellington arts organisations, the Mayor says. The money would come out of capital expenditure so it could be borrowed and be paid off over 50 years. The work means the theatre will remain closed until late 2020 and it will not be available for the February 2020 New Zealand Arts festival. “We are working closely with WREDA and the Arts Festival organisers to identify alternative arrangements,” the Mayor says.

More bang for Karori’s buck By Glenise Dreaver

Wallace Simmers, chair of the Karori Community Hall Trust, says completing the Karori Event Centre should be a fifth option in public con-

sultation on improvements for Karori’s town centre. (Independent Herald November 14, 2018). “It’s better bang for our buck!” he says, in his plea to make a completed event cen-

Wallace Simmers, chair of the Karori Community Hall Trust with Heather Baldwin, chair of the Karori Community Centre. Wallace wants completion of the Event Centre to become Option E in the current public consultation process. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver


tre Option E in the process. Wellington City Council is consulting on the reinvigoration of the centre of Karori and Wallace says that the centre meets and delivers on all the strategies and criteria discussed over the last three years to make Karori a vibrant destination. “I believe the Event Centre will provide more tangible benefits to the town centre than any other improvement programme could deliver,” he says. The WCC unveiled four options for an improved Town Centre at a public meeting on Wednesday November 7. Option A worked towards improved pedestrian connection to the community arts and crafts, recreation and event centres. Option B includes upgrading Library Square and reducing the slope of the nearby ramp. Option C featured a pedestrian priority area for Parkvale Road and Option D is temporary traffic calming in Karori Road. “Adding the Event Centre as a fifth option, so that it can receive some of the $1m, makes sense,” says Wallace.

“This would allow the completion of the internal fit-out, meaning the Event Centre could open. It will provide a community meeting place, a venue for performing arts and exhibitions as well as movie evenings and a much-needed sound-proofed music practice venue for Karori’s young people.” The committee is also seeking to raise an additional $400,000 to enable the centre to be the first operational eSport venue in the wider Wellington region. Wallace points to the strong community support for the Karori Event Centre, shown by $800,000 of donations, 33 percent of the $2.4m already raised. However, ongoing delays will result in funds being eaten away by ongoing insurance and maintenance costs, he says. The Karori library and c om mu n it y c ent r e w i l l have displays on the options up until Wednesday November 28 and forms for posting are available there. Or go online at ‘haveyoursay’ town centre.

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Summer? Sorry, but no For those who have dared to decide that summer is here, there is bad news. MetService is forecasting a complex weather system to move over the country, bringing an extended period of wet and cold weather – even snow in some places. Snow levels are set to lower significantly for the South Island, with a dusting even possible for Central Plateau. MetService is forecasting a risk of hail also, which could affect horticultural regions. “This weather brings unstable air with it, prime conditions for hail showers,” a spokesperson explains, reminding people to once again stay tuned with the latest forecasts and remain alert on the inclement weather.

Meet Peppa Pig The popular children’s TV character, Peppa Pig will join Christmas celebrations at the annual International Christmas Fair held at historic Homewood, the British High Commission residence in Karori, on Saturday November 24. This event is in support of Save the Children NZ and the children will be able to mix with Peppa Pig and take part in games and other activities while their parents enjoy the food and craft stalls, traditional folk dancing and have Devonshire tea. The fair is being held between 11am to 3pm on Saturday 24 November 24 at 50 Homewood Avenue, Karori, Wellington

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inbrief news Police concerns for woman At the time of going to print, Police had begun a door to door search for missing woman Sonam Shelar, last seen at 8.30am on Cashmere Avenue, Khandallah, on Saturday November 17. Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee, Wellington CIB, said they had grave concerns for her safety and need people to keep an eye out for her. “It’s been cold overnight and we, like her family, are worried for her safety. She is 26 years of age, of slender build.” Sonam who is five months pregnant is approximately 165cm tall. She was wearing a brown jacket with fur on the hood and white, black and orange trainers. Senior Sergeant McKee asks if you have any information please contact Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000 urgently.

Post-War Flu epidemic commemorated at Karori Cemetery By Nico Hendricks Stephen Stewart, a Northland resident who volunteered to help clean the graves, stands with the white crosses identif ying flu victims. PHOTO: Nico Hendricks

Hundreds of white crosses adorned graves at Karori Cemetery on Sunday as part of commemorations for the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. Volunteers cleaned up pathways and graves in the weeks leading up to the event. Barbara Mulligan, the project manager for the commemoration effort, says she is astonished by the number of people who turned up when the call went out. In 1918, returning WWI soldiers infected Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch with a lethal strain of Spanish Influenza that killed 730 people in Wellington and severely disrupted daily life. Over 660 victims were interred in Karori Cemetery.

The white crosses displayed where flu victims were buried, and guided tours took place between 1pm and 4pm. The tours will be repeated on Sunday November 25. Dr Geoffrey Rice from Canterbury provided historical records that were used to locate victims’ graves and addressed an audience of around 80 people. Dr Rice stressed that epidemics like the Spanish Flu were not relegated to the annals of history. “The risk of another flu remains high,” Dr Rice says. “Examining the past helps us protect the future.” Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance and Wellington Central MP, also spoke at the event.

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The classrooms of Amesbury School were transformed into a colourful craft fair on November 16, attracting local pre-Christmas shoppers. T hey cer ta inly succeeded in their aim of finding gifts with a difference. This fair offered a mix of handcrafts together with products from a wide range of small businesses. A big attraction of craft fairs is the opportunity to see the many crafts that people practice and to inspire others to have a go. This year, it was encouraging to

see that so many young people were keen to show what they could do, and that many were selling their crafts to raise funds for worthy local charities. These were not co-ordinated school projects but the initiatives of individual students who were motivated to see what they could achieve. One student, nine-year-old Savannah Jenssen, decided to make and sell her Wild Heaven Angels for the City Mission. Her mum explained that while this is the first year Savannah has made the angels, she has been raising funds for the City Mission since she was five.

Nine-year-old Savannah Jenssen at the Churton Park craft fair, with her Wild Heaven Angels. She was selling them to raise money for the City Mission. PHOTO: Brian Sheppard



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People skills key to safer community By Nico Hendricks

Many people spend their weekends at home – some down at the pub. Barry Williams instead dons a hi-vis vest and travels around Johnsonville’s neighbourhoods to keep an eye on local activity. Barry is a five-year veteran of Johnsonville’s Community Patrol, a group of people who work with local police. The Johnsonville resident was previously a traffic officer for 10 years, directing traffic and engaging in the occasional high-speed pursuit. “I wanted to give something back to the community, and I thought that was something I could do and something I could add value to. “While this isn’t law enforcement, [Community Patrol] is the eyes and ears for the police,” Barry says. “If you see something that doesn’t look quite right, you call it in.” Then, he says, the police decide whether they want to send someone else out. The current group has about 11 members, but they’d be happy to have more. “We want to cover a lot more shifts than we have,” Barry says, adding that more people would allow the group to establish day-time patrols. Younger members are often seeking to become police officers who need some life experience under their belt before they add the notebook, flashlight and handcuffs to it. “It’s so they get a better understanding of what police do, and we do that in our normal patrols,” Barry says. Community Patrol uses police reports

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Eve Southan’s Life in Motion team made a great showing in last Friday’s Westpac Stadium’s 4500-Stair Challenge. Not only did they all finish, they were eighth of the top ten fundraisers, raising $1819 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC) work, part of the $57,209.5 raised, in total, on the day. . “It was a fantastic event and so wonderful that everyone completed it on the day,” said Eve, adding that some had been training towards it for a few months, but not everyone. “We just attacked it on the day. No one collapsed. Everyone finished and we had a great time.”

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Question: How do you feel about the Pike River Mine re-entry?

Mike Heath, Grenada Village “Just leave it alone. Let them rest in peace.”

Mariah Monk-Karipa, Johnsonville “I wouldn’t want any of my family members to go in.”

Nigel Foster, Johnsonville “If it’s that important for the families and it’s safe to go in, go.”

Susan Ellery, Newlands “Absolutely open it. If it was my son or daughter, I’d certainly want to get them back.”

Kurtis Papple, Newlands “It’s good to recover the bodies, but there must be something serious going on behind the scenes as to why they weren’t recovered earlier.”

Rueben Whaley, Johnsonville “It’s a good way to get closure for the families.”

Memorial to Assyrian genocide victims to be unveiled Wellington’s Assyrian community is invited to attend the unveiling of a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children massacred in the Assyrian Genocide that took place during and after World War I. Ashoor Yalda, the chair of

the Assyrian Martyr Memorial Committee, says the memorial is about “immortalising the souls of the Assyrian martyrs who lost their lives in the World War I 1915 atrocities by Ottoman soldiers”. It is est i m at e d b et we en 150,000 and 300,000 people

died in the Assyrian genocide, which coincided with the Armenian genocide that’s believed to have killed more than one million people. “We are part of what has happened in this part of the world. We hope people will see what sort of pain we went through,”

Ashoor says. “We were being displaced like the Armenians. Today Assyria is a nation dispersed around the Middle East.” The memorial will be unveiled at Makara Cemetery, 237 Makara Road, at midday on Sunday followed by a shared

lunch in Makara Hall featuring Middle Eastern food. Ashoor estimates there are 1000 people of Assyrian descent living in Wellington. With Ma ka ra Hall having capacity for 130 people, he expects there to be a full house on the day.

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Samoa’s diverse dances, foods and costumes have captured the hearts of residents at Johnsonville’s Cashmere Home. At the Enliven home’s recent Samoan Day, Samoan staff members led their colleagues in a short programme of traditional dances and treated residents to an assortment of Samoan food staples, including pancakes (panikeke) and donuts (lapotopoto). The festivities proved a huge hit with residents. Recreation officer Liz Rivadelo says the team wanted to offer residents a glimpse into the many cultures which add to life at the home. “We’re all like family here, and have been thinking about ways to share our various cultures with residents for a while now. We thought a cultural day would be a great opportunity to do something fun and connect with residents. “The Samoan staff put their hands up to organise the first cultural day here…it has all come together so well we already have

plans to organise a couple more cultural days in the coming months.” Manager of Enliven’s Cashmere Home and nearby Cashmere Heights Home Karen Rhind says she’s proud of her team’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of residents living at the home. “We’re very fortunate at Cashmere to have so many staff who are passionate about what they do, and who really want to share a part of themselves with the residents and their families. “I know the residents are already looking forward to our next Fijian-Indian cultural day, so I think we’d better get practicing our next dance routine!”  To learn more about Enliven’s Cashmere Home and sister site, Cashmere Heights Home, both located on Helston Rd, Johnsonville, visit You can also call directly on 04 477 7067(Cashmere Home) or 04 478 9051 (Cashmere Heights Home). PBA

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Rich culture on display On November 24, the Sri Lankan Dance Academy (SLDA) is to hold its annual pop up food fair at the Johnsonville Community Centre from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Spokesperson Dayani Gonsalkorale says the academy was founded in 1975 to provide a glimpse of their rich cultural heritage to the younger generation. “And as part of the ongoing efforts of our academy to enrich the cultural diversity in Wellington, as well as raising funds for the academy’s activities, we organise an annual food fair. “This year, there are to be action stations showcasing food preparation methods and cookery demonstrations by culinary experts from the community.”

From left, Mahi Desai, Shenaya Perera, Akithama Kariyawasam and Minuki Perera from the Sri Lankan Dance Academy demonstrate the grace and beauty of Sri Lankan dance. PHOTO supplied

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Creating Christmas magic After last week’s news that the Johnsonville Christmas Parade will now have its desired floats, the build for the Under the Sea and Disney Princess floats has begun. The team reports they are thrilled to have wood donated from Landmark Homes and paint donated by Resene. The build will transform the standard flat-bed trailers from functional to enchanted, says Lisette Prendé, the parade’s marketing coordinator “We are really excited to create a beautiful, dynamic, Under the Sea float” she adds. “It is something that suits both Ariel and her mermaid friends as well as

Ursula and her minions.” The parade is set to have plenty of great photo opportunities. Those attending are being encouraged to upload their best photos of the parade using the hashtag #jvillexmasparade to either Facebook or Instagram (shared publicly). The winning photo will receive a hamper of Christmas goodies, kindly donated by Newlands New World. The Johnsonville Christmas Parade will take place on December 1 at 11am. For more information, including road closures and parade routes, visit the Facebook page: Johnsonville Christmas Parade.

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PHOTOS: Brian Sheppard

Capital! Steampunk – brewing up a storm By Brian Sheppard

“What on earth is Steampunk? I suppose it’s something to do with punk rock but what about the steam?” This question is so important that the Independent Herald felt it needed urgent investigation, so sent our Out and About reporter to Newlands Community Centre to ask the people from Capital! Steampunk. The term Steampunk appeared in science fiction from the late 1980s, reflecting the world envisaged in Victorian science fiction, such as Jules Verne’s ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ Or ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’. In those days, the steam engine was seen as the power source of the future. Steampunk has also influenced fashion, giving rise to Victorian styles of clothes embellished with accessories that reflect the science fiction of that period. Over the last ten years, Steampunk has grown in popularity in New Zealand, starting in Oamaru and featuring in its festival in 2009. From there, groups have sprung up around the country. Six years ago, a group started in

Wellington: Capital! Steampunk, which meets at Newlands Community Centre, has been growing ever since. They are clearly a group of friends who like to celebrate life, with a bit of quirkiness. They mostly assemble their costumes from clothes in second hand stalls, or make them themselves. From the costume, they take on the persona of their own make-believe character, referring to each other by these character names. As one member explained “There’s plenty of stupidity in the world, we just want to add silliness.” They drink a lot of tea, entertain each other, and appear at functions like the Johnsonville Lions’ Santa Parade, with their speciality teapots that they race around obstacle courses. Starting with a radio-controlled model car, they remove the car body and replace it with a teapot – suitably decorated in Steampunk livery. So Steampunk is what you make of it, but these people find it a lovely way to share their creative skills and spread a bit of humour. They even have a peaceful way of settling arguments, with tea duelling, but that’s another story.

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With Christmas just round the corner, now’s the time to make plans to enjoy the ambience and world class cuisine Wellington has on offer. Our city has everything from freshly cooked seafood for the summer season, to flame grilled greens for a taste bud explosion.

Complimentary platters at Bistro 169 Celebrate the end of the year at Bistro 169 and bring your colleagues or team mates for a relaxed, catch up over a wine and platter with our Christmas Happy Hour Special. Wine, dine and recline while you relax and unwind with your team. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FREE HAPPY HOUR PLATTER - Cel-

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Well established, popular Wellington Chinese restaurant Originally from Hong Kong, Lawrence Chan opened the restaurant in 1990 and, since then, his Chinese restaurant menu has provided locals and tourists with some of the best Chinese food you can find. For the a la carte Chinese menu, there are two specialist chefs - one chef from Hong Kong who cooks in the Cantonese style, and one chef from Sichuan (Southern China) who cooks in the Sichuan style. Specialist chef from Hong Kong, Dim Sum, prepares daily Yum Cha between 11am and 2.30pm. For

delicious Yum Cha, visit Big Thumb Chinese Restaurant and bring your friends! Gigantic lampshades emphasise the high roof, and bright red chairs, and simple yellow table cloths give the restaurant a Modern China look. So if you’re looking for delicious Chinese cooking using authentic Chinese recipes with great ambience, visit the best Chinese restaurant in Wellington. We also deliver from Seatoun to Churton Park so give us a call on 384 4878 and enjoy our cuisine in your own home.

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Wednesday November 21, 2018



Karori Normal TRYathlon Enthusiasm By Glenise Dreaver

Karori Normal School is set to break its previous participant record numbers this year as its students begin training for the next Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. They are currently on track for well over 100 entries, up on last year’s 94 from their 820 students. “We had 34 entries by the beginning of this term which is a fantastic start,” says school sports co-ordinator Margaret Presland. “As soon as the students see the link to the TRYathlon in the school’s newsletter and sports blog, they want to be involved.” The school has a strong history with the series, and all students are encouraged to enter, regardless of their sporting abilities. “Although we offer cross country as part of our sports curriculum, options like, biking and swimming are different to the sports we have

in school. “Here they do the usual sports like athletics, cr icket, hockey a nd netba ll. “The TRYathlon gives them a chance to do something different,” explains Margaret. “The great thing about it is that it’s not a competitor sport, so kids who aren’t necessarily sporty get to join in, and take part in an outdoor event that perhaps they wouldn’t normally be a part of.” Students are encouraged to train in their own time, and Margaret says parent encouragement is very important, both in the lead-up and at the event itself. Last year the school won a spot prize of $300 in Rebel Sports vouchers, which was spent on PE gear for the school. “We’ve also won a signed shotput from Valerie Adams, which was used in a school fundraiser. “After the TRYthlon, all the kids who par-

Aspiring TRYathletes, from left: Jane Irwin, Emma Connell and George Evans. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

ticipated come into school the next day wearing their t-shirts and medals which is great to see — the students really feel like part of a special group.” The TRYathlon series, is open to children aged between seven and 15 years old, and

consists of a swim, followed by a cycle and a run. Participants wanting to enter the Wellington event, which will take place on March 17 2019 at Kilbirnie Park in Wellington, can visit

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

No luck of the Irish, just a timely lesson for All Blacks It just felt like an All Blacks loss was coming. The 16-9 loss to Ireland in Dublin last Sunday (NZ time) was a tired effort, lacking imagination and flair against a typically spirited Irish team cheered on by home fans. Losses like this aren’t a huge concern and in fact, a clearly jaded All Blacks team would be best served to learn and move on. Brodie Retallick dropped two easy passes he wouldn’t normally. It summed up a tired lack-lustre effort. Kieran Read’s men got suckered in to playing the northern hemisphere style of keeping it tight and kicking for field position. The All Blacks simply weren’t good enough at playing that style and with a penalty count of 8-2 against them, there were red lights flashing in

concern early on. It will probably be the best wake up call the team could have just 12 months out from going for three straight titles. If they can get the hunger back and move the complacency, it will be seen as a bonus. The Irish played much better and deserved the win, their first on home soil. The result will no doubt re-focus the men in black ahead of their three-peat tilt in Japan while Ireland, and all of Northern Hemisphere rugby will take great heart knowing there are cracks in the decade of dominance. The wake-up call many Kiwi fans wanted has come, the timing is perfect because the only result that will be remembered in 12 months is who lifts the William Webb Ellis Trophy.


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Wednesday November 21, 2018

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