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Lest we forget By Liam Hyslop Poppy day collectors are fighting an uphill battle if this year’s Wainuiomata collections are anything to go by. Wainuiomata Returned Services Association (RSA) secretary Russ Cook says donations last Friday in the mall were down by almost half on last year to around $1650. “People are struggling and have to keep every little bit for themselves. “A little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing though.” Continued page 2

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Continued from Page 1. He also pointed to a lack of foot traffic in the mall from shop closures as another reason for the reduced contributions. One collector, Jim France, has been collecting on poppy

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day on and off for more than 10 years and says this year was a bit slower than normal. The veteran, who served in Borneo and Vietnam, has been a member of the Wainuiomata RSA for more than 20 years and

says he tries to get out on poppy collection every year to support the local services. LEFT: Wainuiomata RSA member Jim France collects Poppy Day donations in the Wainuiomata mall last Friday.

Number of Liquor outlets? By Rhiannon McConnell Wainuiomata may soon have a cap on how many on-site and off-site alcohol licenses are allowed to be open. Under the Council’s development of a local alcohol policy the Wainuiomata board would have the option to cap the current off-license and on-license sites to either their current number or even lower. If the number was lower it would mean if a store or club was to close another could not open. While the policy is only in

draft stages a few board members mentioned their concerns at a meeting last Wednesday night. Councilor Ken Laben says he was not convinced it would make much of a difference. “I think we are deceiving ourselves if we think that is going to fix some of the issues we have got.” He was also afraid it would be bad for urban growth. Board member Campbell Barry says he was not sure about the capping because a lot of the social and sporting clubs rely on their liquor license. He

says it may stop new ones from opening. But according to a survey of over 1000 Hutt Valley residents many would agree with the capping. The survey by Hutt City Council found people thought alcohol was too easily available. Many respondents believe that easy access to alcohol is to blame for problems associated with drinking. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says the results show that alcohol is too easily available. “The survey has provided a

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As most of you will know, the council’s proposed Urban Growth Strategy has been a passionate issue. The strategy proposes a new housing development and access road at the end of Upper Fitzherbert Road and Wise Street. On my first week in the job I received letters to the editor from upset residents concerned about the idea. They said they will

Rhiannon McConnell. lose their peace and the lifestyle they have worked for.

My first reaction was, it is a shame but think of what it will add to the community. I thought nothing was wrong with a new road and more housing, it will grow Wainuiomata. Like many of you, I have been stuck for hours on one side of the hill while there has been a hill closure. Then I took a drive down Upper Fitzherbert Road. It was beautiful. I felt like I was in the

middle of the country somewhere far away. The grass was long and whimsical. I felt like I had been transported into Little House on the Prairie. Serenity hung over the place. And for the first time I began to think, what a shame it would be to lose this place. Like one concerned resident says, “God isn’t making any more of this land.”



valuable insight into community concerns about the sale and supply of alcohol across the city.” The survey found that respondents believed current laws and restrictions were insufficient. It also found that there are too many off-licenses and there needed to be more restrictions on sales. The local alcohol policy is still in draft stages and will be considered by community boards and the Hutt City Council before any decisions are made.










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Opinions voiced over Accessway By Rhiannon McConnell Upper Fitzherbert residents opposed to the subdivision and second access road voiced their views at the Wainuiomata Community Board meeting on Wednesday night. Residents argued those who live on Upper Fitzherbert Road would be drastically affected by the proposed road and 2000 house development. Resident Tony Hammond spoke to the board and says he and his family moved to the area a few

months ago and knew nothing of the plan. He is concerned about extra traffic and where the new residents would work. “Prove to me that it is going to create extra jobs,” he says. Mayor Ray Wallace addressed why the road and housing development were proposed. “In 2011 council came together and said we need to grow this city,” he says. He also stressed the point that council is there to listen and

would listen. “At no point has council said we will take land.” “We are not going to force people off their land. Hutt City Council policy advisor Dwayne Fletcher showed a presentation discussing the proposal. He says they had looked at numerous locations for the growth to happen. Board member Sam Scott questioned the housing development since there are already areas in

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Wainuiomata trying to sell. She says around where she lives is already called a ghost town. She also questioned the effect of the access road on the community shops. “Who’s going to go to Hammer Hardware when you can go to Bunnings?” One key issue raised by residents and board members was why Wainuiomata would be paying for the road when it would benefit the whole Hutt Valley.

Music academy to open By Rhiannon McConnell Wainuiomata singers and musicians will now have the chance to learn from a LA Music Awards winner at a new music academy opening this week. Anita Prime started the Prime Music Academy in Upper Hutt seven years ago but says opening one in Wainuiomata has been on her mind for a long time. “The talent in Wainui is huge.” She finally decided to do it when her drum teacher Max Millman expressed his interest. “The people that love it are the ones who will go the extra mile and Max has always shown that,” Anita says. Prime Music Academy will teach vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums. Max says the music school will provide a place for people to learn without having to go over the hill. “A lot of people don’t have cars or transport to get over the hill but they are still interested.” The academy is open to all ages and caters for the type of music

their students want to learn. “That’s the first thing I ask someone if they come in for a lesson is what do they want out of it? What do you want me to show you?” Max says. And for any musicians out there who have their sights set on being a star, Anita says the academy can help with that. “If we do see any people that are really extremely talented then we can pass those contacts on and get them started in their career.” Anita is excited about what the academy can offer the Wainuiomata community. “On my business cards I have music is food for the soul and I really do think that.” She says learning music is very beneficial because it provides an outlet and increases confidence. “By default every student leaves with a greater level of confidence that they have never ever had before and it’s not just for music. It translates into lots of areas of their lives.” Prime Music Academy offers

Tim Barlow is starting a free Wainuiomata Community Art Group. The first one will be held on May 1 in the meeting room of the Wainuiomata Community Hall. It will run from 6-8pm. There will be an audio-visual presentation of recent community art projects from Christchurch, followed by a casual discussion, on ideas for our first project. Tim says they will be discussing the Wainuiomata art project for Hugh Sinclair Park. “We are trying to establish a Wainuiomata Community Arts group, with the idea of creating new public art projects to stimulate Wainuiomata.” Tim says all ideas and people are welcome. “Let’s make Wainuiomata more beautiful.”

Rugby charity games for Child Cancer The Professionals in Wainuiomata are having a Rugby League Charity Shield Match to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation. Manager Tim Belcher says it is the end event for fundraising during the month of April. “It’s all part of the Professionals supporting the Child Cancer Foundation.” The first match is Upper Hutt Tigers V Wainuiomata Lions at 6pm. The second match is Te Aroha Eels V Randwick Kingfishers at 7:30pm. The games will occur on Friday April 26 at the Hutt Recreation. Entry is $5 or a gold coin for under 15’s. Gates open at 5pm. All proceeds go to the Child Cancer Foundation.

Anita Prime and Max Millman are opening Prime Music Academy in Wainuiomata this week.

private lessons and group lessons. “We are cutting down the price for Wainui,” Anita says. A private session costs $30 an hour but the first lesson is half price. Group sessions cost $15 and

people can make their own groups of 5 plus or join a group. For more information on Prime Music Academy email or call 027 2591.

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Coverage commended Dear Ed, I would like to commend you and the Editorial team for the excellent coverage of Sports in this week’s edition. You included a wide range of sporting codes and all with accompanying photo-

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Z gives back The Wainuiomata Community Patrol was presented a cheque for $1390 by the Seaview Z petrol station as part of the Good in the Hood programme. Acting coordinator and trainee officer Mike Rosser says they are thrilled with receiving the money. “It means we can actually afford to buy things like an on board camera which we haven’t had before.” He says the group offer visibility to the community and help keep crime down. “It’s really important for us to have availability of funds to help us do what we need to do.” “We act as the eyes and ears of the police to help them do a better job” Franchise Owner Ras Singh says he loves helping the community in this way. “I am quite proud to do it and it’s the best part of my job.” He says it offers them the ability to

RSA to stay open Franchise owner Ras Singh presented a cheque to Wainuiomata Community Patrol members George Wright, Bill Oliver and Mike Rosser

give back to the community. “It is one way for us to be part of the neighborhood and for our customers to decide where the money goes.” He says in his franchises alone they are giving away over $45,000. The event was especially sweet for Community Patrol

member George Wright who says he remembers putting the first token in the box. As part of the Good in the Hood programme every Z petrol station in New Zealand has supported four neighbourhood groups. The groups each receive a share of $4000 distributed

depending on votes. In the month of March over 10,000 customers voted at Z in Seaview. The other three groups who received money were Wellington Region Karate Academy, Sweet Louise and the Eastbourne Plunket Society.

Money for community music programme The Wainuiomata Community Centre has been awarded $1429 from the Community Board to keep their Soul Juice music programme running. Centre operations and youth coordinator Christine Phillips says they are very happy to receive the funding. “It will provide full time access for the community.” The music room has been closed for the past three weeks and will be closed for another two to three while they get it up and running. Christine says the equipment needs upgrading because over time things get broken. The music room has a range of musically orientated volunteers who help members of the


community learn about music. Christine says they are also starting a new programme to teach the theory side. She says the Soul Juice programme is important for the community. “It gives our kids in the community an opportunity to come and learn how to play music without the cost. “It gives them an avenue to be in an environment that’s safe, well facilitated and where they can’t get into trouble.” Wainuiomata Community Board member David Elliott put the case to the board on Wednesday night saying the music room needed the new equipment to keep it running. The money comes from the


Nui FM Radio station manager Hiki Campbell teaches Kayla Strang the bass in the community centre music room

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By Rhiannon McConnell The Wainuiomata RSA does not plan on closing their doors any time soon. RSA President Bart Bartlett says despite the rumours, the club are paying off their debt to IRD and plan to stay open. “We need to pull our weight and we have had a few problems but we are getting on top of it.” He says the club is still struggling but they will get through it. In February the RSA presented a growth plan to the Inland Revenue Department, to whom it owes $90,000. They have not heard back from the IRD and are taking that as a good sign. “I think we are all working on the no news is good news. “We are keeping up with our payments.” The club has been running at a loss for over a year now but Bart says they are working on bringing more people in and making more money. “The only way we can do it is across the bar and working on entertainment and looking at cutting expenses and we are cutting expenses.” Bart says they are marketing themselves more and have had many capable people step forward to give them a hand. “They have come forward with ideas.” They have had great backing from the community. Bart says it is important to keep the RSA open to honour those before them. “It’s really a meeting place for lots of people, returned and not returned people.” The RSA will be holding their traditional Anzac day programme tomorrow which includes breakfast and lunch and afternoon entertainment. For now Bart has one message to everyone who is wondering about the future of the RSA. “We will be definitely keeping it open.” For more information see our Anzac Day feature on page 10.



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Three generations of military service By Rhiannon McConnell Military runs in the family for David Stevenson with the last three generations of his family all fighting in a war. The retired motor mechanic has never served in the military but he has a large collection of inherited items from members of his family who have. In particular, he has spent a lot of time researching his grandfather, Corporal Charles Eccles of the 6th Royal Warwickshire who enlisted in March 1915. He was wounded by a German machine gun in the battle of Passchendaele on October 4, 1917. “Eccles was hit in the shoulder and went down. He lay out in the battle field for three days and two nights in the pouring rain.” His grandfather recovered from the gunshot and was discharged as medically unfit but never got over the war. David still has the bullet. David moved to Wainuiomata from the UK 43 years ago and found it very interesting to find out he had a connection to New Zealand. His grandfather’s regiment had ended up fighting with the

New Zealand Division. “That’s the connection, as far as I am concerned, with the New Zealanders.” He has inherited a lot of military memorabilia including his grandfather’s medals and dog tags. His grandfather died in 1946 aged 66. “The war killed him.” David’s father fought in the Second World War. He went in with the Canadian Forces in the D-day landings. David always attends an Anzac ceremony and in previous years has had an exhibition of his memorabilia in the Wainuiomata Library. He plans to do one next year for the 100th anniversary of the First World War. He says he has noticed an increase in the number of people attending the Anzac ceremonies. “More and more young people are turning up to the commemorations now.” David says it needs to be remembered for all those who served and died. “It shouldn’t be forgotten, just got to keep it going.” One of David’s other military

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passions is making working scale models of cannons for the past 25 years. Some have ended up in very famous hands including three

owned by Peter Jackson. One of his cannons also made the sound effects for the Pirates of the Caribbean.

By Rhiannon McConnell More people are remembering Anzac Day says RSA president Bart Bartlett. “The crowds are getting bigger. “I can remember a few years ago when there was 50-60 people... now it’s sort of grown and I’m guessing there is 300,” he says. Bart says people are remembering what those before them have done for freedom. “People are sort of realising what they owe or what their parents went through.” Bart says Anzac day is to acknowledge the people who fought in the wars. “It’s just to acknowledge the sacrifices made by a quite a lot and to say thank you to the people that did come back.” The Wainuiomata RSA will be holding a flag rising ceremony at 6am at the Community Centre then 6:15 at the Lawn Cemetery and 6:30am outside the RSA. After that a breakfast will be held at the RSA for $5 for adults and $2 for children. At 11am there will be a parade from BP to the Wainuiomata Community Centre. A lunch and afternoon entertainment will be held at the RSA. “We sit round and tell stories,” Bart says. He says it is especially encouraging to see the large number of young people who turn up. “I think the young people are realizing now the sacrifices that have been made.”

A word from

Mayor Ray Wallace Super City not a foregone conclusion Residents of Wainuiomata should know that a Super Soul Juice support City is not a foregone conclusion. Congratulations to the Wainuiomata Community The Super City working group would have you believe Centre on being successful in receiving a grant from otherwise as they stage public meetings in your the Community Engagement fund to support the Soul backyard and send out letter box fliers talking up their Juice Youth Music Programme. The centre will use the two Super City options. funds to purchase equipment to support the music programme. So, well done! It is clear to us that changing the local authority boundaries offers no benefit to the 100,000 or so Positive support people who live here and across Lower Hutt. I was very pleased to note community and Wainuiomata Most residents have told us they want to stay as we Community Board support for a retirement village to are, but with greater shared services. In the event we be built on Hugh Sinclair Park. A portion of the park are forced to change, then a united council for the Hutt will have its reserve status revoked to allow for Valley is a preferred option – some politicians may development of a retirement village. This is clearly ignore this message from our residents; your council positive support for the Hugh Sinclair Park move. will not. Contact Consultation on Annual Plan The draft Annual Plan for 2013-2014 is out for consultation. This is an opportunity for the community to have their say about what we should be doing as a council. I hope everyone will take the time to have their say.

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Nothing To Do But... Relax & Enjoy! Immaculately presented 3 bdm home, tastefully renovated & modernised with terrific outdoor flow to sun drenched decks & lovely established gardens that´s fully fenced in popular location with garage. For Sale $280,000 View Open Sun 2 - 2.30pm Marewa Mather P 04 564 0005 M 021 159 4972

Owner Wants... Action!! Owner has moved & is looking to get this terrific 3 bdm home SOLD!Garage, low maintenance fully fenced, open plan living, wood-burner, DVS system, sep bathroom/WC & laundry, plus a small exterior sleep-out. For Sale $239,000 View Open Sun 1 - 1.30pm Marewa Mather P 04 564 0005 M 021 159 4972

So Cute And Handy! 3 bdrm home with a lot to offer; spacious kitchen new bench top, light open plan living that drops down & flows out to a sunny backyard with well established gardens, single garage & carport. Call now! For Sale $215,000 View Marewa Mather P 04 564 0005 M 021 159 4972

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27 Woodland Mews

4 Woodland Mews

25 Fraser Colman Grove

3a/3 Faulke Avenue

Low Maintenance & Convenience Is Key Lovely village setting. Open plan, modern kitchen & ranch slider opening out onto the patio. Incorporated Society approx $500per annum. For Sale $290,000 View Open Sun 12.45-1.15pm David Selig & Renee Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 355 4501

Maintenance Free stand alone 2 bdrm town house in Woodland Mews. Palliside weatherboard, double glazed joinery, infinity gas hot water, heat pump, open plan living, internal access to the garage & fully fenced back yard. For Sale $299,000 View Open Sun 12.45-1.15pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944

Brand New! 4 bdms, open plan, infinity gas & heat-pump. Choose your own internal colours & flooring. Metra Panel materials ensuring good insulation. For Sale $389,000 View David Selig & Renee Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 355 4501

Immaculate Town House! 2 bedroom town house with open plan living & internal access to the garage. Situated in the village with a well fenced private & sunny yard. For Sale $189,000 View David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E

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16 Fraser Colman Grove

11 Parkway Road

109 Wise Street

B/12 Konini St

Young Stylish Home! Only 5 years old, Brick & Tile, 4 bdms, large master bdm, walk in wadrobe & en-suite. Large bathroom, open dinning family area, designer kitchen. Semi seprate lounge and internal access to the double garage. For Sale $390,000 View Open Sun 1.30 - 2pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944

Investiment Work shop for 2 Units, 3 phrase power, each has own yard, one is rented. Ideal for own operation and rent one out. For viewing call now! For Sale $265,000 View Open by appointment David Selig & Nicky Cooper P 04 564 7310 M 027 4458 944 M 027 307 2999

Calling All 1st Home Buyers Or Investors! 3 bdms, garage & wood-burner. Fully fenced, handy to shops/school’s & transport. Great flow from lounge onto front deck & selling below C.V! A home that ticks this many boxes won’t last long! For Sale $217,000 View Lisa Gough P 04 564 0006 M 027 668 6477

Selling Below C.V With 8% Yield Potential! These investors want to cash up & sell this low maintenance, 2 bedroom unit in Parkway. Its nicely presented & ready to downsize into or keep as an investment & be rewarded with a potential yield of 8%! For Sale $155,000 View Lisa Gough P 04 564 0006 M 027 668 6477

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52 Sunny Grove

108 Crowther Road

80 Hyde Street

33 Pencarrow Crescent

Get On To The Property Ladder Or Invest! Priced to sell this home has got to go! It offers 3 dble bdrms, open-plan living, wood burner, modern bathroom, 2WC’s, generous section & garage. Add your touch & add value. Call Nicky anytime. For Sale $170,000 View Open by appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

The Good Life At Its Finest! 3 dble bedrooms, ensuite, office & rumpus. Extrnl office/gym or potential sleepout. Heated pool & large, entertainment area with ex indoor/outdoor flow. 6 car garage & outbuildings. 8 paddocks, 10 acres, 2 water features. For Sale Price By Negotiation View Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

Fully Renovated Gem!! A complete makeover from top to bottom, all you will have to do is move in, sit back and relax on one of the sunny decks and enjoy this delightful 3 bdrm home + rumpus, large garage/workshop. For Sale $309,000 View Open Sun 1 - 1.30pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

A Lifestyle Charmer A Lifestyle Charmer featuring open plan kitchen/dining & living with 4 bdms, master with en-suite & outdoor flow through sliding door onto your own private deck with a beautiful bush outlook. Call now to view! Tender Closes 2pm 15th May, Wainuiomata Office View Open Sun 1.45-2.30pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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29a Pencarrow Crescent

495 Coast Road

18 Hine Road

26 Manurewa Grove

A nice modern functional home that’s tastefully renovated! With a well planned floor area, large living, sep shower & bath, 2 toilets, sep laundry, this well positioned 3 bedroom home is all decked out for summer sun, fun & lounging. For Sale $260,000 View Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

15 Hectares has beautiful views over the Coast Road Valley with natural water spring that has year round supply of clear drinking water. Regenerating bush with established 15 year old trees. This section already has it’s own driveway. For Sale Price by Negotiation over $230,000 View Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

Wonderful Yet Deceptive Views! A magical setting with seclusion views & sun. Yet you’re nestled away in one of the best streets in town. Open plan with 3 bdms, external room, T & G floors, bbq patio,sun deck, good garaging & parking. For Sale $239,000 View Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

Parkway Starter! If you are on a limited budget but good location is important, I suggest you check out this 3 bdm home with Wood-burner & DVS in Parkway. First home buyer or investor, Parkway is popular! Add this to your inspection list. For Sale $220,000 View Open by appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

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48 Konini Street

4 Momona Street

204 Wellington Road

Parkway And Interesting!! Have a look at this three bedrooms split level home with open plan, views, sleep-out/room under, sun-deck and more! Schools nearby and convenient Parkway location. Call now for more information. For Sale $225,000 View Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

Impressive Parkway Colonial! A classic 2 level colonial home with neat street presence. Boasts 5 bdms & 2 living rooms but it’s awesome potential is what the upstairs offers! Create the ideal parents retreat or perhaps the teenagers zone. For Sale $329,000 View Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

Lot’s For Your Money! Good floor plan & space makes for a good home. Open plan layout, 3 bdms, separate toilet, showerbox, bath, gas & alarm. Well fenced, garage & sunny setting. Plus the schools & bus are close by. Definitely great value For Sale $215,000 View Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

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Picton: Picton War Memorial at London Quay – 6am Awatere: Seddon War Memorial at Wakefield Street – 6:30am Renwick: Renwick War Memorial at High Street – 9am Spring Creek: Spring Creek Hall at Ferry Road – 9:30am Havelock: Havelock Town Hall – 10am DawnatParade Blenheim: Blenheim School Alfred Street – 11am


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Teaching her craft By Rhiannon McConnell A local Wainuiomata crafter will be running a workshop for the first time at the Mother’s Market on May 4. This is the first time Jinny Bell has run a stall at the market and she is kicking off with a workshop for people to make a mothers day panel. “With mothers day coming up I thought it would be a good idea to do something a bit different.” The market usually has only stalls so having a workshop will be something different. Jinny is partly running the stall to encourage other crafters in Wainuiomata to teach. “I know there are lots of people like me in Wainui who do something they would enjoy teaching.” Jinny is an avid craft lover and says she will try everything and anything to do with crafts. “I get a lot of pleasure out

of it so I hope others will have the opportunity too.” On the day she will have kits set up at the workshop and the cost will be $8. Jinny says she has made the price low because of all the things she has been given over the years. “I would like to just give it; use up what I’ve been given.” She has done workshops before but this is her first public one. “What I really want to do is make it more acceptable to other people out there who want to do this.” Jinny hopes to run workshops from her Wainuiomata home one day. “This is just step one and we will see how we go.” To sign up for the workshop email deborahandcheyanne@ RIGHT: Jinny Bell will be running a workshop at the Mum’s Market in May.


First holiday programme for Community Centre By Rhiannon McConnell The Wainuiomata Community Centre is running their first structured holiday programme. C ent r e op er at ion s a nd youth coordinator Christine Phillips says the Ynui Kidz holiday programme is a great place for children to have fun and get to know others. “The most important thing is engagement with other ages and relationship building.” While the centre has provided childcare in the holidays before, this is the first one they have run with a structured programme. In the morning kids will be able to do arts and crafts and puzzles. A free lunch will be pro-

vided by the community centre. Music time is planned for the afternoons. Christine says they will be having musicians from the community coming in to help out during the music time. On the Friday children are invited to dress up in a costume and prizes will be given out. The programme will run from April 30- May 3 in the second week of the holidays. It will be held in the Wainuiomata Community Centre. There is a small cost of $5 per family for the week. Children aged 2-10 are invited to come along. Babies are welcome with a parent present.

Less crime, more watching By Rhiannon McConnell The Wainuiomata Police say crime is dropping but they would love to see more people looking out for their neigbours. That is the message from Wainuiomata Sergeant Tania van Ooyen. “I want to see an increase of our locals taking responsibility looking after neighbors and property.” She says they are very happy about the drop in crime. “We want to emphasise Wainui Community is a safe community to live in.” Tania says although the Police have cut down their hours in the Wainuiomata Station there will still be 24-hour coverage of the area. Community Board member Karl Dixon reported for the Police at the meeting last Wednesday. He reiterated the fact that neighbors need to be looking out for each other. “Maybe being a little bit inquisitive, a little bit nosey, does pay off,” he says. He also stresses the importance of people being careful during the school holidays because there will be more kids riding bikes and scooters on the street. Ta n ia s ays t h e n ew Crime Reporting Line (CRL) will provide a service for the public to get help with their non-urgent complaints.

Jacob Quinn has been part of the Rock and Mineral Club for five years and loves collecting rocks.

Passion in collecting rocks

ABOVE: Sergeant Tania van Ooyen is happy about the drop in crime, but wants neighbours to look out for one another.

“The public gets a better, faster service for non-urgent or historic complaints,” she says. “It’s not about the 111’s, it’s about the non-urgent historic complaints.” She says 111 calls will still be handled the same.

If people do visit the station during closed hours they can leave a message with the CRL line. Tania says if people do want to get involved in their community they are welcome to pop in and visit the station.

Collecting Rocks is a life passion for a Wainuiomata School boy. When he is not at school Jacob Quinn spends a lot of his spare time looking down at the ground. A rock hound, the 15 yearold Year 11 student at Wainuiomata High School likes nothing more than finding a new rock or crystal he can add to his collection. Jacob joined the Wellington Rock and Mineral Club five years ago and says his collection has matured from some pretty average rocks. “I like the shape, feel and colours of rocks and the fact that they all come from nature,” he says. Jacob particularly loves stones cut and polished into the shape of eggs. His favourite is made from a Lapis Lazuli stone from Afghanistan. “The stone is a rich blue which is from the sulphur and it has gold sparkles from the pyrite,” he says. Jacob will show case them

and other rocks he has cut and polished himself at the club’s Rock, Gem and Mineral Show next month. “I hope that my interest will encourage other people to start a collection of their own. “That is what happened to me when my grandfather bought me to the show when I was a ten year-old,” he says. Jacob says collecting rocks, fossils and crystals is a great hobby because it doesn’t cost a lot of money. “Through the club I have learnt so much about New Zealand’s unique geology. “Sometimes when my teachers teach me new stuff I already have prior knowledge,” he says. Jacob’s grandfather Roy Quinn says collecting rocks has been a fantastic interest for Jacob as it has given him lots of confidence using the club’s machinery to cut and polish rocks and got him outdoors. Ian Godfrey, Club President, says collecting rocks

and fossils is a fantastic hobby for children. “It allows them to explore and learn more about the world around them as well as enjoy the beauty of the rocks and minerals. “On a more intellectual level, the children also learn to identify their characteristics and classify them into different groups and families which are great scientific skills,” he says. Wellington Gem Mineral & Fossil Show Horticultural Hall, Laings Road Lower Hutt. Sat 25 May 9am - 5pm and Sun 26 May 9am - 4pm Bring along your rocks and fossils and have them identified. View displays of Crystals, Gemstones, Fossils, Jewellery and Workshop Equipment, Talk to Geologists. Rocks and crystals for sale. For more information contact Janet Lucas 021 709 124



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Here at Wainuomata News, we want to share your special moments. From now on we’ll be showcasing your precious new arrivals (births) and engagement announcements. Send in your new baby pics to wainui@wsn. Send engagement pics and proposal information to

ANZAC Day Members of the public are invited to attend the Wainuiomata ANZAC Day Commemoration Service on Thursday, 25 April 2013. Wainuiomata Dawn Service 6.00am held at the Wainuiomata War Memorial, Queen Street, Wainuiomata. Wainuiomata Histoical Museum Society Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society and we will be having their general meeting this coming Saturday, 27th April at the Museum starting at 2pm. The speaker will be Mr. Bill Kemp who was a lighthouse keeper at Baring Head lighthouse as well as working at various other lighthouses around the country. All visitors welcome.

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Library Celebration Come and join us at the Wainuiomata Library for some Mo Madness a celebration of author Mo Willems’ books, marking the 10th anniversary of his classic title Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus. Mon 29 April at 2pm. Go to our website for holiday programme sessions held in the other or phone 5706633 Free Wainuiomata Art Group. May 1, Wainuiomata Community Centre. 6-8pm All ideas and people welcome. Discussion of first project for Hugh Sinclair Park.



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Wellington Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Horticultural Hall, Laings Road Lower Hutt. Sat 25 May 9am - 5pm Sun 26 May 9am - 4pm. Bring along your rocks and fossils and have them identified by club enthusiasts. View displays of Crystals, Gemstones, Fossils, Jewellery and Workshop Equipment. Talk to GNS Science and Victoria University Geology experts. Traders, books and more. Cost Children $2, Adults $5, Family $10. Mothers Market We are having a Mothers Market on the 4th May. For the first time we are holding a craft workshop during the running of the market. In the market we have all sorts of goodies for mum. We have in house music by Ritchie and those garden goodies by Monique. The food is yum so come in after kids sport. 14

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Badminton club Every Monday, junior league 6-7pm (ages 12+) $2 a night; senior league 7.15-9.30pm, $3 a night. Wainuiomata Hall, Queen Street. Phone Annette 971 9269, BYO racquet if possible, shuttles provided, come along and have some fun.

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Workshops and Activites Regular workshops and activities weekly, 4pm-5.30pm at the Wainuiomata Community Centre. April 17, mystery workshop; April 24, mental wellbeing. More on offer, phone 566-0525 for more details.




The Wainuiomata Coast Road Church An AUTUMN FESTIVAL will be held at the Coast Road Church on Sa turday 11 May 10-2pm. This is a fund raiser for the Church and applications from stall holders are welcomed. Contact Joyce on lockshiel@ or Christine on 564 8016



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Some peoples. Minds are weak. They’ dumping rubbish in our creek. Life could be really grand. If others gave a helping hand. Liz a girl had drugs for lunch. Now she really packs a punch. Going far, the experts nod. Reason given. Her faith in god. Composed by tony watling 17th April 2013

Wednesday April 24, 2013 public notices

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Wainuiomata Primary School

I have lost my much loved pet, Aaron, He is a miniature breed and was last sighted in the Village area. I am offering a reward for the return of our very special dog.

Two Bedrooms

CATTERY Casa de Wootton, home away from home. Rural surroundings. 187 Moores Valley Rd. Phone Jane 564-4310

$235 Very tidy, well maintained partially fenced, walk to school $255 Well presented, insulated, dble glazing, heat pump, OSP

Property Wanted:

Board of Trustees Election Nominations are invited for the election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

Please could anyone with information about Aaron please phone 027 7268 262 or 027 505 7729

Three Bedrooms

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. 44598

$275 $290 $305 $310 $330

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

New kitchen, sep lounge opening onto deck, dble brms Recently redecorated inside, tidy family house, open fire Open plan kitchen/dining, conservatory, heat pump, gge Fully furnished, semi-rural, heat pump, double carport Fully insulated, good sized bedrooms, open plan living

Four Bedrooms $450 Large family home, office, master ensuite, I/A garage

Five Bedrooms

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Kids get active

Ezekial Stallworth, 10, and Tumoana Hotere, 9, say they love the Active Kids sessions because they get fit and meet new people.

By Rhiannon McConnell The school holidays are here and kids in Wainuiomata have a chance to learn some new skills and make some friends at the Active Kids park sessions. Wainuiomata Community Board member Terry Stallworth says the sessions are designed to introduce kids to ball skills in a fun atmosphere. “The purpose is to get kids out of the house”

He says at previous sessions they have had parents turn up with blankets and picnic baskets to make it a family day. “We encourage parents to come along.” He says they have even had people come from Wellington for the events because they love the structure and staff. The sessions start with warm ups followed by skill based exercises then they

finish with a game. Ezekial Stallworth, 10, comes along to most of the sessions and says his favourate part is the game. He says he has learnt new skills and made lots of friends. The next Wainuiomata session runs on April 30 at Richard Prouse Park, Hine Rd from 1-3pm. For other session times visit http://

Firefighter beats his target time By Rhiannon McConnell A Wainuiomata fire fighter bet his target time in the Fire Fighter

Senior fire fighter Aaron Clarke had to carry a 19KG hose up six flights of stairs as part of the challenge.

Combat Challenge in Wellington on Saturday. Senior fire fighter Aaron Clarke says he has wanted to do the challenge since he watched it last time it ran in 2007. In 2007 he was called in last minute to do one leg of the relay race. “I quite enjoyed it and thought I would do it next time.” This time he decided to go solo and was the only Wainuiomata fire fighter competing. “Doing it solo you can’t blame anyone but your self.” He chose to aim for under three minutes because he

has heard of some people doing it in under four and thought he could do better. “I am a bit fitter than average Joe in some ways so three minutes is a good starting point.” The challenge involved being dressed in full fire fighter gear and breathing apparatus then carrying a 19kg hose up six flights of stairs. T he hose was then dumped in a bucket and another 19kg hose was pulled up with a rope. He then had to run down, touching every stair. The next stage involved more tasks before finishing at two minutes and 35

seconds. “The legs were jelly after that.” What makes his time even more impressive is the fact he pulled a shoulder ligament the week before. “I was lucky it didn’t affect me too much.” Aaron says he had a few penalties added on to his time but he was still happy with it. His goal for next year is 2 minutes and 15 seconds. “I will actually try and do some preparation next time.” The challenge had options of relay, tandem or solo.

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Library school holiday programme started The Wainuiomata Library kicked off the school holidays with an hour of Mo Madness on Monday. Library Assistant Vera Pazan says they run events like this every holidays. “So the children are aware of the material we have in the library and

can do something creative and listen to a few stories at the same time.” Mo Madness is a celebration of author Mo Willems’ books, marking the 10th anniversary of his classic title Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus. On Monday kids were read The pigeon wants a puppy,

Vaitupu Saito Vaitupu enjoyed hearing from Vera Pazan about the naked mole rat.

The duckling gets a cookie and The naked mole rat. Jaime Preston was at the event with her sister and says she hopes she can

come back next week. “It was fun.” Another Mo Madness session is running next Monday at 2pm.

Wednesday April 24, 2013

Wainuiomata sport

Big win for local kick boxer


Amateur wins over professionals By Rhiannon McConnell A Wainuiomata amateur kick boxer has beaten professionals to win King in the Ring in Auckland. Ty Williams, 25, fought seven other top kick boxers at the King in the Ring- 8 Man Eliminator Series run by Elite Thai Kickboxing on April 13. “I didn’t expect to win it,” he says. Ty has been kickboxing for three years but considers himself an amateur since he has only fought seven fights. “A lot of those guys had fought 40 odd fights.” It was his first time doing threeminute rounds and a tournament. “I didn’t believe it too much when I won. “I just prepared myself to do my best

against a higher opponent,” Ty says. Ty says his months of training paid off when he won. “For the first time I felt competent and everything felt right.” He says the tournament was nerve wrecking but he taught himself not to worry and too stay positive. Ty is not sure what his next step will be but he might fight in some competitions overseas. Along with his title he also won a kick boxing belt and $6000.

RIGHT: Ty Williams, right, fighting opponent Kyle Gallacher on his way to winning King in the Ring. PHOTO CREDIT: Carmen Bird Photography

Skater on a roll By Rhiannon McConnell A Wainuiomata student skater has beaten teens from around the Wellington region to take out the Drop Deep College Skateboard competition in Kilbirnie last week. Year 13 student Matthew Markland won best trick and top in seniors. “I thought I didn’t place because they read out the other two names and I thought they had got it.” He says he did not expect to win. “I knew I would do alright because I know the skaters from the other schools but I didn’t expect to win.” The competition featured 44 students from around Wellington but only two from Wainuiomata High School. Matthew is not sure which of his tricks won him Best Trick.

He did a Kicky Indy, Benihana and a 180 Switch Nosegrind. Matthew has been skating for the last six years and loves it. “It takes my mind of things and is fun to do” He is no stranger to competitions. Matthew has won skate competitions in Melling, Wainuiomata and Porirua. His next goal is to get more sponsors. He is currently sponsored by Cheap Skates and Drop Deep. Matthew’s long term goal is to skate in America. “That’s my goal. Get there and try to get up in the world.”

Sports results wanted If you are part of a sports club, know of any awesome sports achievements or just have a sport you want us to cover then send us an email at We want to hear about rugby, soccer, running, lawn bowls or any other sport you can think of. Includes draws and results. Also if you are at a game and capture a great high resolution picture send it through with a few details.

RIGHT: Matthew Markland won seniors and best trick at the Drop Deep skateboarding contest last weekend.

Masters back on the field The first round of Masters grade games were played at Te Whiti Park on Saturday. Eight teams took part with the

objects being participation and fun for retired league players over 35. All games are drawn.

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OUR PRICE $24.99 Adrenalin Skateboards up to ABOVE: Ex rugby player, Yogi Rogers, gets the Wainuiomata back line going. Yogi was the number one first five eight for the premiere rugby team over the years and played over 100 games for the Prem side. PHOTO CREDIT: Daryl New


While stocks last! Michael Lrice heads to the try line for the first of his three tries. PHOTO CREDIT: Daryl New.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013


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A beauty spot tucked away high on a hill in a most sought after area. Built in the 1950's with the charm of this wonderful era. 3035 sqm section that has potential for more or to develop if you want. Parks nearby for those bush walks with shops just metres down the road. Close to transport.

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