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THE WELLINGTONIAN, JUNE 9, 2011
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News from the Greater Wellington Regional Council
Greater Wellington has already completed some research on Baring Head s
environmental, historic and heritage values, as well as tourism opportunities, with
part of the research including a public workshop in November last year.
Now the public has an opportunity to take part in an online forum on the future
of Baring Head. Until the end of July, you can give your views on how the site
should be managed and what sort of activities should be planned for the future.
y in some
f our region
The Baring Head lighthouse
Are you interested in how the Wellington
local governance arrangements best-suited
If you re interested in these issues, make su
a recent report prepared by Pricewaterho
The report, commissioned by the We
local government arrangements in
how the region s governance stru
agreed that each council in the
The Greater Wellington Regi
on this issue and hear your
The consultation clo
report and make a
Moores Valley roundabout to the park entrance.
To take part in the online forum
on Baring Head, and for reports
on research into the site,
Centre lift-out in
You are invited to
Have your say
* Water Supply * Healthy Homes
Plus there are lots of interesting
* Sustainablility Tips * Pest Plant
* Get Prepared * Planting day
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Wednesday June 15th
Charity event for
On the mend: David Capstick, left, with his partner, Sarah Muir, and their 15-month-
old daughter, Zoe.
Photo: FRANCES COOK
By FRANCES COOK
A fundraiser is being held this weekend for a
Wellington footballer so badly injured he has
been ordered not to work for six months and can
never play his sport again.
David Capstick collided with a Karori Water-
side team-mate during a game in April. Both
were left unconscious and needing ambulances.
While his team-mate recovered well, Capstick
suffered three depressed skull fractures. Three
titanium plates were inserted and he is
Stunned team-mates wanted to show their
support for Cappy , and decided to hold a
casino-themed fundraiser to support the self-
employed builder while he was out of work.
The casino event, which will cost $25 for a
drink, snacks, and gambling money, will be
held at Four Kings on Saturday at 7.30pm.
There will also be a silent auction.
Event organiser Michael Greene said they
particularly wanted to help because Capstick
had a family to support.
Costs have been covered by Four Kings and
Yellow Fever, allowing money raised to go to
Capstick and his family.
Capstick said he was grateful for the football
community s support, but it was also very hum-
bling. I feel bad that everyone s being so nice.
His skull touched on the speech areas of his
brain, initially making it difficult for him to
speak clearly, and he becomes tired easily.
His partner, Sarah Muir, said when she was
called she thought it would be just another
sports injury. She almost collapsed from the
shock when she arrived at the hospital to see
Capstick wearing a neck brace and in bed.
However, they were both thankful his con-
dition was not worse, with no bleeding on the
brain or skills affected apart from speech.
To buy tickets or donate auction items, contact
Michael Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Icecream goes down a treat
Super sorbet: Nathan Meyer, owner of Carrello del Gelato, with one of his gelato
Photo: EMMA BEER
By EMMA BEER
The icecream Oscars are out, and Wellington s
Carrello del Gelato has won gold.
Miramar resident Nathan Meyer founded Car-
rello del Gelato in 2004 after a trip to Italy left
him with a passion for gelato.
He entered the New Zealand icecream awards
for the first time this year and was amazed to
receive a gold award.
The icecream had to score more than 90 per cent
in judging to be accorded gold status.
Mr Meyer s mango sorbet, a personal favourite,
impressed judges with its balance and texture, he
Mango, which I think is one of the best, isn t
actually overly popular. That might change now.
He began the business after noticing traditional
gelatos and sorbets were uncommon in New Zea-
People were quite closed about their methods so
it took a lot of trial and error to get the recipe
right, Mr Meyer said.
He has one other staff member and said he
made almost all his products himself. There s lots
of sleepless nights.
Gelato and sorbets are different -- gelato is
dairy-based and sorbet fruit-based.
There were five flavours in the retail range, he
said, but he could make up to 50.
His favourites were Stracciatella, a vanilla
gelato with chocolate flakes, and mandarin blood
[New Zealanders favourite] is chocolate, cho-
colate, chocolate. It s probably four-to-one to any
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