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A local college has signed an agreement with an overseas school to help students gain better opportunities internationally. Wainuiomata High School became sister schools with Iizuka High School, in Iizuka Japan, last week. Wainuiomata High School principal, Martin Isberg, said this was the first the school had a sister school relationship. Continued on page 2. Wainuiomata High School teacher Daiji Kataoka and principal Martin Isberg.
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Continued from page 1. The relationship would ensure better opportunities and access for students to go to Japan and vice versa, he said. “It’s about both of us becoming aware of each other’s culture and promotes culture and awareness of the two countries. “I think it provides a great opportunity for our kids. Japan is a good introduction country for our
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kids to Asia,” he said. Martin said he and the school’s head of languages, Daiji Kataoka, had been invited to Iizuka by the school’s CEO to discuss the agreement. Iizuka High School already had two sister schools, however Wainuiomata High School would be the first school outside of Asia, Martin said. Wainuiomata High School
was chosen because a former student, Connor Grindlay, now worked at the kindergarten and spoke highly of the school and his home town. “They came to visit us in May because a former student, Connor Grindlay spoke highly of us, we’ve got a number of Japanese students here and they talked to them,” Martin said. Martin said the school was
excited by its new relationship with Iizuka and looked forward to taking students over in the near future. “We’ve picked up three kids who want to go next year and lined up a couple of staff who are keen to go. They’re hoping to send a couple of English teachers here to improve their English. We’d also be really keen to send our Kapa Haka group over,” he said.
Hutt City Council officially appointed The new triennium has officially started in Lower Hutt. Hutt City Councillors were officially sworn in last Thursday night at the fi rst meeting of the Council for the next triennium. The council will serve until October 2019. Lower Hut t Mayor Ray Wallace appointed councillor
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Local artist to have exhibition at Mix By Emma McAuliffe
A local man will be holding a special woodcarving exhibition next week. Tony Nobbs, a Wa i nu io mata artist, will be debuting some of his latest pop culture creations at Mix Gallery from Friday, November 4. Tony, who created replicas of well-known symbols and logos, said he had been creating the art for a couple of years. “It’s my way of eventually trying to make enough money to get off the benefit,” he said. Tony said he enjoyed creating the work because he saw it as being a more “relevant and modern” way of having wo o dca r v i ng work i n t he home. “I choose brands that repr e s ent p e ople’s choic e of lifestyle. For some people these brands are ways of life and nostalgia. “It’s affordable relevant art for the working class people who want art but don’t want to spend $600 to $700 on a piece
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of art from a gallery,” he said. Tony said the wood used had all been salvaged from places around Wainuiomata due to his “shoestring” budget in creating. He said he was grateful to the gallery for helping him in his creations, which would often see him ta k ing over c r e at ive spa c e w it h la rge pieces of wood. “I’d like to offer a big thank you to the staff here, especially Garry, because he cuts a nd ma kes su re a ll of my wood is fit to size,” Tony said. Tony’s exhibition will take place at Mix Gallery, 212 Knights Road Lower Hutt, from Friday, November 4. Opening night will take place on November 4 from 5pm to 6pm. For more information on mix head to w w w.mix.org.nz . For more information on Tony’s art head to www. dembones.co.nz
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Housing hui to address issues in community By Emma McAuliffe
A local MP will be hosting a hui later this month to discuss housing issues in the community. Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP, Meka Whaitiri, will be hosting a Housing Hui on Monday, November 14 as an opportunity for people to share their experiences around rental housing in Wainuiomata. This follows a recent trip by Ms Whaitiri to Wainuiomata,
where she was able to speak to different social groups including schools and medical centres in the community. Ms Whaitiri said it was important to shine a light on the issue of housing as “homelessness and housing issues are not just an Auckland problem”. “Throughout my electorate of Ikaroa-Rawhiti, my offices are dealing with an increasing number of vulnerable people in desperate housing situations,” she said.
Ms Whaitiri said this was also prevalent in the Wainuiomata community. “Homelessness is increasing in Wainuiomata. Many ‘emergency housing’ motels no longer accept clients referred from Work and Income and there are limited Housing New Zealand and Council options. Private rentals are also in short supply. “We hope that holding a housing hui in Wainuiomata will shine a spotlight on the
issues this community is facing and paint a clearer picture of what is happening here, and ultimately find solutions that lead to safe, stable homes for our vulnerable.” As part of the hui there would be speakers from different areas in the community, she said. The Housing Hui will take place at the Wainuiomata Community Hall at 6.30pm on Monday, November 14. All are welcome.
Aspiring writers will be able to visit the Wainuiomata library this month as part of Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month, is an annual event which takes place every November and sees aspiring novelists from around the world attempt to write a 50,000 word book. Wainuiomata Library is a Come Write in Space for Nanowrimo novelists. Residents will be able to write and measure how much they’ve written throughout November. For more information on Nanowrimo or to register head to www.nanowrimo.org/
Rugby Awards Wainuiomata had a successful end to the rugby season last week with two nominations and a win at the Wellington Rugby Awards. Wainuiomata womens player, Acacia Te Iwimate took out Women’s Player of the Year at last week’s prestigious event. The Wainuiomata Women’s team were nominated for Club Team of the Year however lost to Tawa Premier. Peter Umaga-Jensen was nominated for most promising player however lost to fellow Lion’s player Asafo Aumua.
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Guy Fawkes This Saturday is Guy Fawkes night. The annual Wellington City Council Sky Show which can be seen across the harbour will be taking place on Saturday at 9pm. Residents can also purchase and light fireworks on their private properties. The New Zealand Fire Service has released some advice in order to stay safe on Guy Fawkes Night. This information can be seen on their website- www.fire.org.nz
Summer pool to open The Wainuiomata Summer Pool will be opening its doors for the warmer weather this Saturday. The pools will be open from 9am until 6pm with free entry all day. Residents are encouraged to go along play on the inflatables and have a go on the hydro slide to welcome summer.
Labour candidate selected By Emma McAuliffe
A Lower Hutt woman has been picked as Trevor Mallard’s replacement to run as a Labour candidate for Hutt South next year’s general elections. Silverstream resident Virginia Andersen was selected as Labour’s 2017 Hutt South candidate on Sunday. She was in the running against Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry and Upper Hutt resident Sarah Packer. Ms Andersen said she was “proud and excited” to have received the nomination. “I look forward to car-
rying on the good work of Trevor Mallard in the electorate,” she said. “Hutt South is made up of strong communities and I will be working hard to make sure those voices are heard loud and clear. Kiwis deserve a fair go and they are not getting it under this National government.” Ms Andersen, who has lived in the Hutt Valley for nearly a decade, previously ran against Peter Dunne in Ohariu in 2014. She said she had wished to run in Hutt South as it was closer to home and where her children went to school. Ms Andersen said she
began her new role as candidate on Monday morning and was looking forward to meeting people across Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata and seeing what she could do for them. “I’m looking forward to meeting everyone across the Hutt South. It’s exciting to have a job where I can talk to lots of different people and learn about their lives,” she said. Current MP for Hutt South, Trevor Mallard, said he believed Ms Andersen would make an “excellent local MP”. “She’s hard working and Virginia Andersen has been selected as the knows our community Hutt South candidate for the Labour party. well,” he said. PHOTO: Supplied.
Students raise money for charities By Emma McAuliffe
High school students donated nearly $2000 to charities this year through student council initiatives.
The Wainuiomata High School student council met for the last time last Wednesday to celebrate the year and present cheques to two charities from the funds they had raised through Spirit Week
and other activities. Deputy principal at Wainuiomata High School Janette Melrose said the students had raised $1902.20 for Te Omanga Hospice and $732.20 for Mental
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Health. “The council met every fortnight and was made up of students from years nine to 13, head students house captains and a representative from each house,” she said. Deputy head girl at Wainuiomata High School Ashlee Metcalfe said the money was raised through Spirit Week a week-long event at the end of term three which saw students dress up as different characters each day. “Each day was a different event and we charged $5 from each person for a week of mufti,” she said. Ashlee said the students were pleased with the charities they had chosen to support. “We’ve donated to Canteen before but we wanted a change. I think it’s really good we’re supporting two charities this year,” she said.
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Local schools perform at Te Papa By Emma McAuliffe
Two local schools had the opportunity to perform at Te Papa last week. Wainuiomata Primar y and Fernlea School performed at Te Papa last Friday as part of “Kids’ Kapa Haka” performance. The free performance saw the children perform to over fi fty people in the museum’s marae. The event, which was organised by local woman Louana Freuan, featured the schools and two kindergartens performing well known Maori songs and Haka. Louana said she had the idea after wishing to see the children able to perform their Kapa Haka. “Kapa Haka is all about performing, not just performing in the shower or a small room but about performing for a crowd,” she said. Louana said she approached Te Papa because she used to work there and appreciated the “genuine and authentic” feeling of the space. Louana, who teaches at Wainuiomata Primary School and Fernlea School, said Wainuioma-
Climate change chat The War Memorial library in Lower Hutt will be hosting an author and former Radio New Zealand science writer, Veronika Meduna, for a special talk next week. Veronika will be giving a speech on possible end of century scenarios for New Zealand should climate change continue on its current track. “Hot Science Cool Tales” will take place on Thursday, November 10 at the War Memorial library at 6.30pm.
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Louana said she thought it was important the children had the opportunity to perform and was glad they were able to do so. “It was amazing the kids got to perform to such a big crowd. That feeling for them is what’s most important,” she said.
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A local Young Enterprise group picked up two awards at a regional competition last week. Prestige Men’s Products, made up of Wainuiomata High School students Tanara Haenga, Joseph Tunopopo, Kashaya Collier, Sheldon Brown and Nikeel Kumar, came second in the 2016 Wellington Regional Young Enterprise Scheme awards for Lower Hutt at a special ceremony held last Thursday. Prestige Men’s Products, who
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Q: What is your favourite thing about Halloween?
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“Getting lots of lollies.”
“Getting to dress up and scare people.”
Zariah PerepereBuchanan, Wainuiomata “Getting to dress up. I’m a dead fairy.”
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“Being expected to be scared and getting to dress up however you like.”
“All of the spookiness.”
Quaid Tearha, Wainuiomata “All of the candy.”
LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to emma@ wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.
Thanks for your support Dear Ed, Following the recent local body elections, I want to thank all the Wainuiomata people who showed their support for my campaign through their comments, helping with deliveries and other
aspects of my campaign, and those who voted for me for the positions of Councillor and Community Board member. I was unsuccessful as a Council candidate, but will continue to serve as a member of the Commu-
nity Board. This means I will enjoy more evenings at home with my husband, and a little more free time. However, I have always enjoyed working alongside the many dedicated volunteers and people in key positions who work
for the wellbeing of local residents and will continue to do so. I look forward to continuing to contribute towards achieving the remarkable potential of our community. Regards, Margaret Willard
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The social life Residents of Woburn Home enjoy the busy social calendar and stimulating recreation programme, which make for a vibrant and engaging atmosphere. Day activity programme Woburn Home hosts a day activity programme for older people living in the community. Activities vary depending on what the attendees are interested in, but popular ones include baking, woodwork, bowls, and board games. Woburn Home’s day programme runs every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am-3pm.
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Hutt Valley elder Kath Flynn is singing the benefits of gardening when it comes to health and wellbeing. Every fine day the Woburn Home resident can be found tending to the garden outside the Lower Hutt rest home, run by Enliven. Kath suffers from osteoarthritis which causes her constant discomfort. But she says gardening helps to ease the pain. “I have bad osteoarthritis which is quite painful. There’s no cure, but gardening helps to take my mind off it somehow. If nothing else helps, the garden does,” says Kath. “I love the garden, it’s my project here. I love getting outside in the fresh air and the sunshine – it’s absolutely wonderful. I’ve even got my own special plaque on the wall that says ‘Kath’s Garden’.” Kath says she’s out in the garden almost every day. She chooses all the plants herself and enjoys watching them grow. “Almost every Saturday I go to Bunnings with my daughter to pick two new plants for the garden. I’m like a child in a candy store!” Enliven’s Woburn Home manager Stewart Clark says staff at Woburn Home take every opportunity to support elders to continue to enjoy their hobbies and passions. “We want to look after the entire wellbeing of residents, not just their clinical needs, so it’s so important that we support them to continue doing the things they love,” says Stewart. “Having her own garden area here to look after has transformed Kath’s life. It’s
Woburn Home resident Kath Flynn spends much of her day pottering in her garden at the Lower Hutt rest home run by Enliven
given her a purpose and a reason to get out of bed every day and she’s getting fresh air, exercise and is doing something she enjoys.” Woburn Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides a full spectrum of aged care including rest home, hospital and dementia care, respite and a day activity programme for elders living in the community. For more information about Woburn Home, located at 57 Wai-iti Crescent in Lower Hutt, call 0508 ENLIVEN or visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz.
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WaiPESI Pasifika Ignite Celebration Festival This years Pasifika Ignite Celebration Festival acknowledges all our WaiPESI and Wainuiomata families who have walked with us on this journey of learning and service. WaiPESI Board and staff wish to also recognise the support of all our networks, sponsors, providers and volunteers, so please accept this invite to celebrate with us. For further information please contact Sisi 0274508244 or Jay 027 2029319 or email: email@example.com
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29 • Whanau in arms 9 am • Plunket 10am • Drug & Alcohol Counsellor 10am-4.30pm • Budget Service 10am-1pm • Fitness Sessions 1pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Mens Group 6.30pm-8pm • Weight watchers 6-7:30pm
• Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Budget Service 9-11am • Community Law clinics 11am-12noon • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Toastmasters 6.45-8.45pm
• Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Hearing Clinic 9am-2pm • Baby Bounce 10:30am • Craft Group 2pm-4pm • Counsellor9am-3.30pm • Fitness Sessions1pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • JP in library 4pm-5pm • Guitar Group 7-9pm
9 • Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Budget Service 9-11am • Community Law clinics 11am-12noon • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Toastmasters 6.45-8.45pm
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17 • Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Baby Bounce 10:30am • Book Club 10:30am • Craft Group 2pm-4pm • Counsellor9am-3.30pm • Fitness Sessions1pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • JP in library 4pm-5pm • Guitar Group 7-9pm
24 • Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Hearing Clinic 9am-5pm • Baby Bounce 10:30am • Craft Group 2pm-4pm • Counsellor9am-3.30pm • Fitness Sessions1pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • JP in library 4pm-5pm • Guitar Group 7-9pm
Family Festival of fun, food, performances and awards. Saturday 26th November 11am–2pm Wainuiomata War Memorial Community Hall For more info about WaiPESI events & activities view our page
• CORD Group 11.30am-1pm • Plunket 10am-12pm • Mt Zion Church 6.30pm-8.30pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm
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Wednesday November 2, 2016
DAY IN THE
Claire Taylor Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Support Coordinator What is an average day like for you? “I battle with my kids over breakfast, hair brushing, getting dressed and running late. Arrive at school as bell rings, run daughter into her class, repeat at Kindy. Get to work and the fun begins - coordinating neighbourhood support groups, attend meetings, replying to emails and phone messages and organising events.” What would a dream day be like for you? “As above, but without the rush with the kids.”
What do you like to do in your spare time? “I am very passionate about, and dedicated to, what I like to call “my reality TV programmes”. I have a wide range of interests in this area, from Real Housewives to Geordies to Dance and Teen Moms. Seriously though, I enjoy socialising, walking, reading and getting out to Dancefit when I can.” What do you love most about working in Wainuiomata? “The people, the community, the convenience and the flexibility.”
Local youth gaining skills A young man has become employee of the month at an electrical company following his entrance into the workforce through Youth Inspire. Clayton Tipene was employed earlier this year by Clarkson’s Electrical. He was awarded with “Employee of the Month” in October. Phil Dobbin from Clarkson’s Electrical said the team had met with Youth Inspire earlier in the year and wished to help provide
a young person with work. “W hen Cla rkson’s were awarded a contract to install a new cabling system on Mobil service stations, we immediately identified a role for a keen young person, so I got in contact with Alison at Youth Inspire,” he said. Phil said they were pleased with the work Clayton had put in since arriving and the team decided to make him employee of the month.
Phil Dobbins with Clayton Tipene. PHOTO: Supplied.
“Clayton has proved to be an asset to our team he is willing to learn new skills and completes all tasks given to him to a high standard and on time.” The team at Youth Inspire said they were very proud of what Clayton had achieved since starting work. For more information on Youth Inspire head to their Facebook page or www.youthinspire.co.nz/
A word from
Mayor Ray Wallace Wainuiomata I would like to thank everyone who showed they cared about our community and voted in the recent local body election. New Zealand has a great democracy that we should all be proud of. As Mayor I am really committed to making our great city even better for everyone who lives in our community. I welcome back Councillor Campbell Barry who is joined by Councillor Josh Briggs for the Wainuiomata Ward. I would also like to acknowledge outgoing Councillor Margaret Willard for her great service to Wainuiomata and the wider city. The Wainuiomata Community Board also holds an important role, and I am pleased to see some new faces as well as continuation of service. We’ve had a lot of activity in Wainuiomata lately. A big thanks and congratulations to Esther Venning, David Engwicht and the team involved in the 7-day Queen Street makeover, it’s a great result and the process was also very inspiring, with a lot of volunteers working together for the community.
The Village King International Rugby Tournament last weekend and the NZ Maori Rugby League Tournament over Labour Weekend were terrific events that also relied on a lot of hard work and commitment from very generous people in our community. Thanks to the players, their support teams, the organisers and all the spectators. I am pleased to see the refurbishment of Parkway Playground is underway and should be ready to enjoy over summer. I look forward to work also starting on the Hill shared pathway soon. Till next time everyone, be safe and take care of one another, Warm regards,
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Healthy school to have expo
ABOVE: Trick or Treaters Zariah, Aleisha, Quaid, Taylor Marie and Mereana check out the electric chair.
Arakura School students show off some of the health services available at their school. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe
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Terrifying Totara was back in action this week in celebration of Halloween. The house had visitors from 4pm last Monday, dressed up in a variety of outfits. Visitors had the chance to brave a maze and graveyard and even pick up some lollies. Homeowner, Michelle Smith told the Wainuiomata News ear-
lier in the week, the house had been running for five years with each year it gaining more traction. “It keeps getting bigger and better each year. On the day it is always better,” she said. Residents also had the chance to take selfies in different areas, including on a vibrating electric chair. Did you visit Terrifying Totara? What did you think? Let us know at email@example.com
A local school will be encouraging people to get healthy at a special expo next week. The Arakura School Health Expo will be running for the first time next Tuesday as an opportunity for the school to show locals what is on offer in the community. Board of Trustees member, Katrina Barclay, said the board was hoping to engage with community on health providers and the school’s health curriculum. “One of our big things is engaging and communicating
with the community as a board of trustees. “We need to consult the community on our health curriculum. We thought this might be a good way to do a community health survey, and people at the expo can do this at their leisure,” she said. Katrina said until organising the expo she “didn’t realise how many health services there were available in Wainuiomata”. Health services which would be taking part in the expo included Milk for Schools, Kickstart Breakfast, Fruit in schools as well as Wainuiomata
based providers NZ Kids Food and Naku Enei Tamariki. Arakura School staff would also be available to talk to parents about the school’s health curriculum. “We’ve tried to get all the health services available in the community to come along. We’ve had such positive feedback. People whose stalls we’ve had to turn away have said they would like to get involved if we do it again,” Katrina said. The Arakura School Health Expo will be taking place on Tuesday, November 8 from 3pm until 7pm at the Arakura School hall.
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Southern Rimutaka Aerial Project POSSUM CONTROL OPERATION The Greater Wellington Regional Council’s BioWorks Unit wishes to advise the public of its intention to aerially apply the toxin Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080) for the purpose of controlling possums in the Southern Rimutaka Aerial Project operational area. The operation is being undertaken on behalf of TBfree New Zealand, with support from the Department of Conservation to protect local farms from tuberculosis infection and to enhance native biodiversity. Control Area: The Southern Rimutaka Aerial Project operational area is divided into two treatment areas
Wainuiomata Playcentre’s 60th Celebrations Wainuiomata Playcentre is celebrating its 60th year on Saturday 19 November 2016 from 12pm - 3pm at Wainuiomata Playcentre, 25 Lees Grove Wainuiomata. All past and present members welcome! For all queries please contact Mel on 021 151 0689 or check out our facebook page Wainuiomata Playcentre.
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Harriers wrap up successful year
The Wainuiomata Harriers have wrapped up another successful season with a prize giving held recently. The club had a lot of successes this year including sending 11 athletes to Taupo in July for the North Island Cross Country champs. The event saw two athletes with top 10 placings, including Don McGowan who placed second in his race. Closer to home it was the 7th time the Harriers hosted the Wellington Road Racing Champs and the 20th year of the successful Wainuiomata Classic Mountain Run. The race was held in conjunction with the Wellington Mountain Running Championships, so the calibre of racing was very high. Three runners from the Wainuiomata club placed in the top three in their respective grades. The club’s masters womens team successfully defended the Burns cup against all other Hutt Valley and Wai-
ABOVE: Club members with their trophies from this year. PHOTO: Supplied LEFT: Some of the Harriers life members- Tore Martin, Dave Braniff, Bruce McQueen, Marilyn McQueen, Gloria Braniff, Anne Pringle. PHOTO: Supplied
Intermediate tackles touch tournament By Emma McAuliffe
A local intermediate proved they were top of the form last week after winning an interschool tournament. Wainuiomata Intermediate School took on 12 other Intermediates across Wellington last Friday in Interschool touch, which took place at Hutt Park. Wainuiomata won all five of their games
rarapa clubs for the third year running, and our under 20 team beat the same clubs to win the Gough cup. Natasha Goldswor thy, Shelley Tietjens and Don McGowan all finished in the top three in their respective grades for the Wellington Centre overall points awards. The Harriers were grateful
to the officials and volunteers who made the season possible. The 2017 season will start in March 2017. Anyone wishing to be part of the club can contact Nikki Braniff-Jones on 021 0234 8292. For more information on the Harriers head to www.sporty.co.nz/ wainuiomataaahc
Prizes awarded at the end of season prize giving included • Bryan Martin Memorial Shield interclub points under 16 - Cameron Forsyth and interclub points over 16 - Joel Carman • Wayne Tucker Memorial most improved under 16 - Rebecca Forsyth and most improved over 16 Don McGowan • McIntyre Trophy for most promising girl Mackenzie Winter • Fitzwater Trophy for most promising boy -
Ashden Brew • Nana T Trophy Girl - Sam Lightfoot and Boy- Finn Brew • Wally Award - Philip Bewely • Wendy Cottrell Gratuity Cup - Alan Carman • Teahan family trophy for Wainuiomata Harrier of the year - Don McGowan • A life membership award was given to Bruce and Marilyn McQueen.
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including the semi-final and final game. The semi-final was played against Upper Hutt’s Fergusson Intermediate, 3-1, and the final game was played against Hutt Intermediate. The final score was 4-2. Wainuiomata Intermediate teacher Isaac Hayes said the team played well together. “We’ve got a pretty good team this year and they’ve been playing pretty well,” he said.
ABOVE: The Wainuiomata team. PHOTO: Aleesha Waistell RIGHT: Cohen Moore in action who then took 2nd place in his category. PHOTO: Aleesha Waistell
Wainuiomata Intermediate takes on Fergusson Intermediate in the semi-final. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe
A local club had a successful Labour weekend up north. Fifteen riders from the Wainuiomata BMX club participated in 20 classes at the North Island titles in Cambridge. The Wainuiomata riders were commended for their final placings and their sportsmanship, camaraderie and support of Wellington Region riders. Two Wainuiomata riders received po-
dium placings. Cohen Moore came second in the 17-19 male 20” section and Samuel Hargraves came third in the 11 Boys 20’ section. The club also had several riders place in the top ten in several sections. For more information on the Wainuiomata BMX club head to www.wainuiomatabmx.com or their Facebook page, Wainui BMX.
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