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West Coast Regional Council staff are among several workplaces in Greymouth and around the country that donned pink and iced
the cupcakes for a Pink Ribbon morning tea to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. The regional council
staff raised $450 for their morning tea. The foundation said it had 14 hosts on the West Coast in Westport, Greymouth and
Barrytown. The first money to come in was from Barrytown, with $835. Pink Ribbon events have been running since 2008 and this
year saw over 1700 breakfasts and morning teas raising more than $150,000. Proceeds will fund research projects and medical grants
to help improve the sur vival rates of breast cancer in New Zealand.
PICTURE: Nicholas McBride
Some pink with your tea?
WRIGHT, Les. —
Dear “Grand Old Les”,
you are forever
in our hearts.
Love Marika, Tama,
Spike, Billy and family.
— One year tomorrow.
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Love Jeremy and
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May 18, 2013.
A forever friend,
Honest and true.
There's not a day,
We don't think of you.
Missed every day
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(Bob). — Dearly loved
and respected father and
father-in-law of Marge
Tefft and Robin
Kingston. A memorial
service will be held in
memory of Bob in Holy
Trinity Church, Tainui
Street, on Tuesday May
20 at 7.30pm.
Jarrah. — Of Churchill
Victoria, Australia. As
the result of a tragic
accident on April 26,
2014, aged 24 years.
Russell and Mandy, and
families in New Zealand
and Australia, along
with all his friends. A
celebration of Jarrah's
amazing life will be
advised at a later date.
It's All G
Police searched a Dunedin home yesterday
for clues into the disappearance of a mother
who went missing 11 years ago.
Investigators have re-opened the cold case
into Tuitania (Tui) Marama Barclay and say
they now suspect foul play.
Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm
Inglis, of Dunedin, said Ms Barclay had not
been seen since October 2002, when she
rented a house in Wakari Road, Dunedin,
with her former partner Bill Brown.
Mr Inglis, who is leading the investigation,
said police searched for clues yesterday at a
Dunedin residence where Ms Barclay had
Police searched another of her past
residences in mid-April, he said.
About the same time, the police dive squad
were called to check Ross Creek reser voir, a
place Ms Barclay frequently visited.
“ We are basically leaving no stone
The squad found nothing at the reser voir
relating to her disappearance, he said.
The original police inquiries on the
disappearance started when Mr Brown
reported her missing on February 28, 2003
about four months after Ms Barclay was
last seen in Dunedin.
“ He believed she had just walked out of
the house and left.”
Mr Inglis said that at the time, Mr Brown
had talked to and assisted police and no
significant leads were generated. He said
four police staff working on the case for
the past three months had not yet spoken
to Mr Brown, who no longer lived in New
A month before Ms Barclay disappeared,
she had indicated she was going to end her
relationship with Mr Brown.
“ We are keeping a very open mind as to
who is involved with her disappearance, or
what ’s happened,” Mr Inglis said.
“All avenues are being looked at and not
just one person in particular.”
The couple had two children together
and Ms Barclay had another child from a
When Ms Barclay disappeared, the two
youngest children were under the age of
two and Mr Brown cared for the children.
Now, two of the children lived in England
and another lived in New Zealand, but was
not living in Dunedin, he said.
“ We would like to bring some closure for
them. It would be nice for them to have a
body they can put to rest.”
Mr Inglis said before she disappeared, Ms
Barclay had left behind a history of drug-
taking and prostitution, and was focused on
caring and raising her three children.
“She was a mother who took her children
to school, to doctor’s appointments, took
them to Plunket, we are finding no great
evidence of serious drug use, nothing to
indicate she was off the rails.”
Mr Inglis said the case was reopened
when her missing person file was reviewed
Otago Daily Times
Tuitania Marama Barclay
Dunedin police delve into cold case
Creation of a marine protected area in
Otago is likely to cost at least $850,000.
A 14-member forum has been set up
to come up with options for areas along
Otago’s coast that could be protected.
Conser vation Minister Nick Smith
said no fixed budget for the process
had been set but $500,000 had been
allocated in the next financial year to
support the forum.
On the West Coast, the process took
eight years and $850,000. Dr Smith
said he expected the Otago process to
cost a similar amount.
It was difficult to set a budget with
such a collaborative process and
without knowing how much scientific
information it would require to make
its recommendations, he said.
“ Previous forums in Kaikoura and
the West Coast and the subantarctic,
the budgets have varied as the process
Funding would continue as long as the
forum was making progress towards its
goal, he said.
“I won’t be surprised if it may vary
significantly from it. I’m relaxed. To
some extent, it is how long is a piece of
Given Otago’s status as the only
region without marine protection —
but home to special wildlife — Dr
Smith wanted to ensure the process was
Otago Daily Times
West Coast marine reserves cost $850,000, minister says
The legacy of Sir Peter Jackson
has again been questioned —
with legendary New Zealand
film-maker Geoff Murphy saying
his commercial focus marked
the end of a golden era for New
Murphy, 75, whose beloved
films include Goodbye Pork Pie,
Utu, and The Q uiet Earth, said Sir
Peter was a phenomenal director
whose big-budget success was
However, his influence had
meant New Zealand’s national
cinema was “kind of shunted
sideways, because Peter doesn’t
make New Zealand films, he
makes films for Warner Brothers”.
Murphy made his comments at
a Massey University graduation
ceremony earlier this week.
He was in Palmerston North
to receive an honorary Doctor
of Literature degree for his
contribution to the film industry.
His comments come in the same
week Viggo Mortensen, who
starred in The Lord of the Rings
trilogy, described the filming
process as sloppy and Sir Peter’s
use of special effects as overdone.
Murphy told assembled students
that at the start of his career
in the late 1970s the NZ Film
Commission came into existence
with a call to film-makers to “give
us our own heroes”.
“And for a few golden years
there we did, in fact, do that
we gave the country its own
heroes and they loved it. This
other fellow turned up, a fellow
called Peter Jackson, and he stole
the film industry off us, a bit like
the Grinch that stole Christmas. ”
After a series of smaller films
Sir Peter went to Hollywood and
pulled off the biggest movie deal
in history in the form of The Lord
of the Rings trilogy — all to be
filmed in New Zealand.
Murphy spent a decade directing
in Hollywood, including on films
such as Young Guns II and Steven
Seagal train thriller Under Siege
2, before returning home.
He said Sir Peter securing the
Rings deal was “fairy tale stuff ”,
and he had stayed flavour-of-the-
month in Hollywood ever since.
That was “an extraordinarily
difficult act ”, but a downside
was the marginalisation of New
“The films he makes have got
very little to do with us culturally.
It’s easy to tell a New Zealand
film — films like Smash Palace,
Once Were Warriors and Boy.”
New Zealand Herald
stole our industry:
Auckland real estate agents say
home-staging would be wasted on a
Grey Lynn house because its value
will be obvious despite the mess.
The Grey Lynn villa, which has a
2011 council valuation of $890,000,
is home to artists and musicians.
Real estate agent Jason Trowbridge
did not bother tidying up the rooms
for the photos of the Grey Lynn villa
he is trying to sell — he says any
likely buyers will see past the mess.
His listing for the four-bedroom
do-up on Grosvenor Street shows
rooms with blankets as curtains,
empty bottles in the living room,
boxes and furniture blocking the
hallways and bedrooms so messy,
barely any wall or floor space can be
Built in 1908, the property has
its original kitchen and bathroom.
Outside, a back fence is covered in
However, Mr Trowbridge believes
no home-staging is needed.
Located in a suburb where the
average house price is $959,700
a jump of 34.6% in three
years — the house was in a prime
location with city views and sitting
on a 481sq m section.
“ It ’s a typical home that ’s being
marketed in its condition.
“This situation is, this is a home
full of opportunistic value so the real
buyers can see past everything. You
can’t hide what it is.
“This is a property that somebody’s
going to add value to, they ’re going
to add their own touch to it, they ’re
going to turn it into whatever they
He had been selling homes in the
area for 23 years.
Occupied by tenants — who Mr
Trowbridge described as “artists and
records show it
was bought in
March 2009 for
It now has
that was set in
A new four-
on the same
road with the
sold recently for $2.35 million.
“It’s one of the few properties I’ve
handled over the last 23 years that
really is a blank canvas. ”
Mr Trowbridge said the property
would be “pushing well over $1
It will go to auction tomorrow.
“I’ve had a lot of attention from all
sorts of people ... so we’re expecting
a big auction.”
New Zealand Herald
House with a mess yours for $1 million
Children born in New Zealand
in 2012 are likely to live into their
80s — almost at the top of the 194
countries covered in a recent World
Health Organisation report.
The report ranks New Zealand
males as having the 4th-highest life
expectancy and females 7th.
The figures were for a baby born
in 2012, and showed an increased
life expectancy around the world
which does not surprise a local
In poor countries it was because
fewer children were dying before
their fifth birthday and in wealthier
countries it was because fewer people
were dying of heart disease and
stroke before their 60th birthday, the
New Zealand men were expected to
live to, on average, 80.2 years of age
the same as Singaporean, Israeli
and Italian men.
Women should live to 84, the same
as Portuguese women.
New Zealand demographer Arvind
Zodgekar said in the last decade the
life expectancy of people worldwide
had jumped by about four years.
Countries that rounded off the
bottom of the chart at life expectancy
younger than 55 years were nine sub-
Saharan African countriee.
A separate report, released by the US
Central Intelligence Agency in 2012,
said women born in New Zealand
expected to live for 82.81 years, and
men to 78.7.
Joanne Quinn will spend two
years and six months behind bars
for failing to provide the necessaries
of life for her elderly mother who
was found embedded in a couch,
dehydrated, malnourished and with
The 51-year-old was sentenced
in Napier District Court yesterday,
following a severe case of neglect
never before seen in New Zealand,
Judge Jonathan Down said.
Quinn — her mother’s eldest
daughter and sole caregiver — was
found guilty in a judge alone trial
last month by Judge Down, who
sentenced her to two years and six
months’ imprisonment today.
Medical staff discovered 82-year-
old Maureen Q uinn on November
15, 2011 imbedded in a couch and
blanket with maggots covering her
Maureen died six weeks after
being admitted to hospital from
During her trial, Q uinn was
approached by another woman
in court and slapped, before the
woman, believed to be a family
member, fled from the court
pursued by security.
Finding Quinn guilty last
month, Judge Down said in the
context of the case, nourishment,
hydration and medical care were
the necessaries of life.
Judge Down said Maureen Q uinn
was severely dehydrated, severely
malnourished and showed signs of
severe neglect, while not being able
to withdraw from her daughter’s
He said he had no doubt
Maureen’s life was in imminent
danger and had she not been
admitted to hospital on November
15, 2011 her death would have
come at a much earlier stage.
Hawke’s Bay today-APNZ
Nearly every general
practice is expected
to sign up to the
Government ’s new
zero fees for under-13s
regime, though some
say they cannot rule out
raising the cost of adult
consultations to cover
The Rural General
Practice Network, which
represents 200 rural GP
clinics, said incomes
at these practices took
a hit when free visits
were introduced for
children under six
because funding did not
completely cover the
Chairman Dr Jo
Scott-Jones said: “ We’re
really enthusiastic ...but
it needs to be done in
a way that ’s sustainable
for the businesses.”
New Zealand Herald
Life expectancy high for New Zealanders
Jail after mum found embedded in sofa GPs expected to agree to
A self-confessed people person, Kayla Fisher loves working
in the fun, feel-good, hair and beauty industry. And as
an apprentice hairdresser at Artico Hair in Greymouth,
she’s always keen to extend and perfect her skills.
‘It’s amazing. Every day is different. There’s so much to learn
and so many different opportunities. But, really, it’s all about
our clients. A new look can be a real confidence booster.’
Kayla used to live next door to a hairdressing salon,
which first sparked her interest in hairdressing as
a career. She did the Certificate in Hair, Beauty and
Grooming at TPP before starting her apprenticeship.
‘I wanted to make sure I’d made the right decision and this
programme is a great way to prepare for an apprenticeship.
It covers all the skills you need when you’re starting out and
provides real insight into working in a salon. It’s well worth doing.’
The owner of Artico Hair, Adele Wilkins, agrees. ‘A hairdressing
apprenticeship is a huge commitment for both apprentice and
employer. The TPP programme gives students the opportunity to
explore their career choice in a realistic setting. It’s a real plus.’
If you’re looking for a career that’s a cut above,
the next intake starts 21 July 2014.
Open Night – 3 July from 5pm.
SKILLS TO GO
0800 800 411 | www.tpp.ac.nz
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Beauty and Grooming
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