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Man’s best friend

A Petone dog trainer has expanded her business while battling with cancer

By Rhiannon McConnell A cancer scare lead Jo Goddard to extend her business, Canine Solutions, to include the only private indoor dog training area in the Wellington region. The solo mother of two has been a professional dog trainer for 13 years and has now created a doggy haven in Petone. The business relied completely on Jo until 18-months-ago, when she was diagnosed with cancer. “It made me realise I needed to get a second income of some sort.” Continued page 2





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Dog trainer extends business Continued from page 1 Jo was the first professional dog trainer in Wellington and has been running Canine Solutions for 13 years. In March she set up the Canine Solutions complex in Seaview. “It has been a lifetime dream,” Jo says. Jo has gone from being a one woman band to now having 19 staff. “I have no regrets but it’s a lot of hard work. “It’s just amazing seeing dogs change.” The complex has doggy day care, grooming, training, a retail store and Wellington’s first private dog exercise area. The set up of a safe, fully enclosed area for people to run their dogs with other social dogs, where there is less risk of encountering out of control, aggressive dogs has been a long time vision of Jo’s. “I just think it’s been a big hole in the market. “I always want to be the first for

Jo Goddard has extended her business due to her battle with cancer.

everything.” Jo says they offer training and a separate run area for dogs that may be more

aggressive. “We have turned so many aggressive dogs around in the last three months.” Jo says by using the complex, people can walk their dogs at night without worrying about safety or toxins. However, there is also another side to the idea. Jo says it is very social and they are starting a singles night in a few weeks. The complex has over 200 dogs a week come through its doggy daycare and over 100 for training. In the last few months Jo has gone from working 60 hour weeks to 120 hour weeks, but she says it is all worth it. Jo says there is one thing that keeps her going. “Knowing that when I go, if I go down with cancer for a second time, that my kids are set up for life.” Canine Solutions has an open day on Sunday December 8 and is based on Port Road in Seaview.

Mayor supports petition to stop legal highs By Rhiannon McConnell A petition to stop legal high stores from opening in child friendly areas has been presented to council by Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard. The petition was signed by over 1500 Naenae residents, after uproar over a Naenae store selling legal highs near a library, playground and school route. While Wainuiomata currently does not have a legal high store, if the law is changed, it could prevent one from opening around children in the future. Mayor Ray Wallace accepted the petition gladly and says he fully supports the change. “This is urgent. “We have a clear issue in Naenae that could spread.” However, he says under the current law council can not ban the stores but they can decided where they can run.

“We would not want them sold in the mall and where kids frequent.” Council will be discussing the changes in this week’s meeting. If they agree to go ahead with developing a local policy there will be a six to eight week consulting period. “We have got to do what’s best for the community. “We need to take action now.” The current law states legal highs cannot be sold in dairies or food stores. Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard presented the petition to the mayor last Friday. He says he would like to see the legal highs banned altogether but this is a good start. “I think it’s important we get these zones established in order to make sure new ones don’t pop up. “It’s much easier to stop something before it starts.”

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard and Mayor Ray Wallace are concerned about legal high stores.

Head students named for next year By Rhiannon McConnell Wainuiomata High School named their 2014 head students at their prize giving last Thursday, but no prefects were chosen as they will be picked by the new houses next year. Principal Martin Isberg says this year’s head students had chosen next years before he was even in the room. “I didn’t get a say.” However, he says he was very happy with who they chose. “I agree entirely with their decision.” Head boy for 2014 Callum Mackaness says it was very unexpected. “I knew that there were some really good candidates also going for the role.” He says he has wanted to be head boy for a long time. “I was a year nine and believed I would do a good job in leading the school.” Callum says it is a huge honour to be head boy and he is looking forward to it. “I’m looking forward to getting to experience a whole lot of new opportunities and to do what I can to help out the students and school.” The keen cricketer was also named in the under 20’s boys squad for the World Cup next year. Callum hopes to become a physical education teacher or physiotherapist after he finishes school. Head girl for 2014 Anchal Singh says she, like Callum, was also very surprised to get the role. “I was quite shocked when I got the news, and I especially was not expecting head girl, maybe only Deputy. I always expect the least so I’m not disappointed if I don’t get something. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but the emotions are overwhelming, mostly excitement.” Anchal says she wanted to be head girl because of all the changes that are happening next year. “I wanted to help the students adjust to it. “I wanted the students to have a leader who is equal to them and who they feel is easy to approach since the only way anything can happen is if the student voice is heard. “I also just wanted to inspire students out there and show them that anything can

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inbriefnews Residents asked to support White Ribbon Mayor Ray Wallace is challenging all Hutt City residents to sign up online to end men’s violence towards women. He has taken The Pledge as part of the 2013 White Ribbon Campaign, agreeing ‘to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women’. “I’m proud to take this pledge and demonstrate my commitment to ending violence,” says Mayor Wallace. “My pledge is just one part of ongoing work in Hutt City to end violence, which destroys lives and prevents the most vulnerable in our society from participating in our communities.” Hutt City residents can sign the pledge themselves at http://whiteribbon.

Head girl Acnahl Singh, deputy head girl Ashleigh Low, deputy head boy Tyler Keyes-Heath and head boy, Callum Mackaness.

happen to anyone if you try.” She plans to go to university after she finishes school and enjoys painting, cooking and travelling. Deputy head boy for 2014 Tyler KeyesHeath says it feels great to be in the role next year. “It feels even better to make my family proud.” He says he was inspired to run for a leadership position because of the positive impact head students have had on his experience at school. “I want to have a similar if not better influence on other students at school.” “I’m looking forward to representing my school at another level aside from sports, also working towards making changes throughout the school.” Tyler has been in the Hutt Valley Basketball rep since he was 13 but hopes to be an engineer or architect after school. Deputy head girl for 2014 Ashleigh Low says she is very excited to be a head student. “It was a huge surprise! A good one, of course.” Ashleigh says she wanted to be a head student because she has faced a lot of times in life when she did not want to keep going. “I want to be the ear for people having a hard time, and to just listen to them. “Talking about things can make all the

difference.” Ashleigh says she loves anything to do with performing and hopes to be a music or drama teacher after school. “Performing is my big love, so anything to do with performing - I’m there.” The dux for 2013 was Erika Inocentes who will be attending Victoria University next year. Martin says he is very proud of the student achievement but next year they will be working to raise it even more. “We want to raise student achievement at Wainuiomata High School. “To take our eye off student achievement is a dangerous thing to do.” Old boy and Hutt City councillor Campbell Barry was the guest speaker at the prize giving. He spoke about his time at the High School and the importance of setting goals. He says the two things he learnt while at high school were how to set goals and the attitude to work hard to achieve those goals. Campbell told the story of how he had worked hard to get dux but missed out. “I may have been beaten but I did not lose. “As long as you know you worked your butt off you are still a winner.” He encouraged students to work hard for what they love. “Find your passion, whatever that is, set your goals and work your butt off to achieve them.”

Land reclassified as Maori Reservation The Maori Land Court has set apart 3.5 hectares of land under and around Wainuiomata marae as a Maori Reservation. The reclassification has been warmly supported by Mayor Ray Wallace and the Hutt City Council as well as both the Wellington Tenths Trust and Te Runanganui of Taranaki. Mayor Wallace says the the Wainuiomata marae is a valuable community asset, and that the decision was made because the changing status of the land would provide for the cultural and spiritual wellbeing of the marae, its members, and their community. Historically, the Tangata Whenua of the land is Te Atiawa.The Wainuiomata Charitable Trust will be trustees of the Wainuiomata Marae Reservation.

Correction The date for the Grey Power Christmas Lunch was previously reported as November 7. However, it will be tkaing palce on November 27.

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Kindergarten rewarded for healthy teaching By Rhiannon McConnell Children and staff at Arakura Kindergarten have been awarded a gold Healthy Heart for their work teaching about healthy living. Head teacher Kaye Goodall says it has taken three years to get to this point but they are very proud of their success. “It’s been really rewarding finally getting that certificate.” The Healthy Heart programme focuses on healthy eating and movement. “It’s to promote healthy catering and active movement.” Kaye says they got involved because they thought it was important for the community and families. “We wanted our children to have the best opportunities and to be in the best health they could be.” There are 1113 centres in the program but only 144 have a gold heart. The children at the Arakura Kindergarten grow their own fruit and

vegetables, pack healthy lunches and participate in Jump Jam. “We have really focused on active movement.” Kaye says they have had lots of discussions with families about healthy lunches because junk food can be the easy option to pack. “A lot of those foods are cheap for families.” The gold heart is the highest award as part of the programme but Kaye says they will be continuing the way they are. “I think our children deserve the best.” Administrator Sophie Gardiner says the children have really got involved. “The kids have actually really enjoyed it.” Kaye says families have been very supportive and been involved. “I would just like to thank all the Jevaeh Joseph and Yvette Stewart love the healthy food they eat as part of the Healthy Hearts parents and families for supporting us.” programme.

Local entrepreneur selected for national conference By Rhiannon McConnell A Wainuiomata entrepreneur has been selected to attend the Be the Change conference later this month to develop his idea for a community sports initiative. Corporate account broker Teru Time says his idea is to set up Touch Rugby Tournaments but with a twist that sees people get the help they need. “The sport is the vehicle that will drive the idea.” While teams are playing on the field, other teams attend seminars from organizations to discuss particular issues the community deals with. “The goal is to successfully educate our people with these issues, whatever they might be, so it can help them make better decisions. “Most other organizations don’t literally bring that help to people.” He says by bringing the help into the community more people will have access to it. “It will definitely make an impact on people.

Entrepreneur Teru Time.

“Let’s educate people through these tournaments.” Teru says he wants to start in Wainuiomata next year with plans to extend to other regions. “I want to work in my own backyard first before I can go any further.” Teru says he has been thinking about the idea for four years. “I could never get it off the ground.” However, the opportunity to attend Be the Change has given Teru the belief he can do it. “I thought I have to take the next step and sign up for this.” Teru says his motto is simple, “creating change in our community through sports”. The Be the Change course is designed by the Global Volunteer Network Organisation to take an idea, or a dream and make it a reality. Teru says he will be taken through all the skills needed to develop his idea to make a difference in the community.

Some of the workshop includes communications, Project Management, Social Media, Public “The skills I will learn from the course will be an advantage I can put back into Wainuiomata,” Teru says. People from all across the world attend the course but this year Teru is the only New Zealander. “I would have thought a lot more people [from New Zealand] would.” Teru says some of the issues that need to be focused on are young people consuming too much drugs and alcohol, sex education, suicide, bullying, mature adults who deal with depression, mental health, weight issues, health problems, budgeting and stress. “There are so many issues we deal with in our everyday lives that we need to stand up as a community and start educating everyone that there’s always help and always a better way.” Be the Change costs $3000 and runs from November 25-30 in Taupo.

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Celebrating 25 years of learning By Nikki Papatsoumas For 25 years, The Learning Connexion has been encouraging its students to let their imaginations fly. The school, which is now based in Taita, will celebrate 25 years of inspiring art and creativity this month. The Learning Connexion delivers programmes to its students helping them develop sustainable art and creativity skills. Some of the courses the school offers include sculpture, ceramics, bronze casting, print making, photography and illustration. They have roughly 800 students, 120 of which are on campus, however most of their student body is made up of extramural students from all over the country. The school has settled

into its home in Taita after relocating from Erskine College in Island Bay seven years ago. Before this the school was situated in Tory Street. Marketing coordinator and graduate Biddy Grant says it is amazing to look back at how much they have grown over the last quarter century. She says the school point of difference is their philosophy. “It is not just about teaching an art as a commodity, it’s about using art to teach creativity and help people to learn and grow. “Our students have the opportunity to come in and explore different media and techniques. It is all about encouraging our students to learn and better themselves.” She says students are

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encouraged to give everything a go, an opportunity they welcome with open arms as it is one that does not present itself often. “Our courses suit people who are adventurous, who

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Students from the Learning Connexion extracting the crucibel.

A wedding with a Scottish twist On February 27, 1971 Carol Gardener married Graham Peters in the Coast Road Church Wainuiomata. Carol was the daughter of local builder Cliff Gardener and his wife Alma. Graham was a native from Carnoustie, Scotland. As the Gardener family lived beside the Church for many years, it was a natural choice for the wedding venue. The bridesmaids were Joyce Parker(now Willmott) and Berniece Lemmon (now Keane). The bestman and groomsman were Stuart McKie and Dennis Gardener, and the page boy was Paul Brandwood. Proxy parents for Graham were Jon and Zilpha Helliwell and Carol’s parents Cliff and Alma Gardener. Carol Peters has recently sponsored one of the new park benches installed in the Church Grounds in memory of her parents. Readers are reminded that this beautifully restored Church is again available for weddings and enquiries very welcome to Joyce 564 8135 or Colleen 564 4023.

The Gardener-Peters wedding party in 1971.

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Our readers have their say. Find out the word on the street in Wainuiomata

Question: What role do you think sports has in the culture of Wainui?

Cherish Yee Wainuiomata

Dave Vuceteich Wainuiomata

Ken Laben Wainuiomata

Margaret Elkington Wainuiomata

Sarah Yee Wainuiomata

“We stand out a lot. It makes us different.”

“It’s healthy and encourages teamwork and sportsmanship, which helps young people here with their work.”

“The sporting clubs and the volunteers in Wainui behind the scenes that kids are passionate about like rugby, and netball play a big role. They’ve all done really well.”

“Well there’s nothing much else to do for young people. It plays a big role.”

“We represent green and black. Sports is a big part of our culture. It’s huge for Wainui. We stand out from the rest of Wellington.”

Garden Club announces November winners The speaker for our November meeting was Imogen Keenan (one of our members) who gave us the most amazing demonstration on Floral Art for Christmas. Imogen believes in ‘up cycling” wherever possible so all her props were items that had been gleaned from other sources, given a coat of paint or sprayed leaves and small pine cones gathered during the winter all combined with flowers from her beautiful garden. The final result were some glorious displays with many members going home very enthused to try their hand. Thanks Imogen for a great night.

Birthday Sprays were presented to: Vicki Alexander, Faye Meiklejohn, Joy Jones and Joan Preston. Raffles were won by: Trish Devitt & Glenys Lowry. Results of monthly Competitions: Single Bloom:1st Jan Hansen - Rose, 2nd Jan Packer - Rose, 3rd Elsie Fowles - Single Iris. Spike Cluster:1st Jackie - Iris, 2nd Carol Fergu - Iris, 3rd Jill Summers Delphinium. Bush: 1st Susan Little - Rhododendron, 2nd Jill Summers - Rhododendron, 3rd Carol Fergusson - Vibernum. Fruit: 1st Susan Little - Rhubarb, 2nd

Imogen Keenan’s Christmas floral art.

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Rona Hanlon - Lemon, 3rd Barbara Boardman - Rhubarb. Vegetable: 1st Carol Fergusson - Leek, 2nd Fay Meiklejohn - Silverbeet, 3rd Jan Hansen - Celery. As always our “Help Line” discussion was well supported with many questions being asked and answers given by our many experienced gardeners. Our recent Bus Trip to the Wairarapa was deemed a huge success and thanks were made to the organisers. Our Christmas Dinner and Prizegiving will be held at the usual venue on December 3.





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45 Sunny Grove


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Great First Home! 3 double bedroom home, great location, Infinity Gas no more cold showers! Fully fenced backyard, lovely pergola where you could sit to watch the kids play. HRV system & good insulation. Call for more information or a time to view. For Sale $219,000 View Open Sun 1.30-2.00pm David & Renee P 027 445 8944 M 027 355 4501

Well presented, 1970’s, 3 double bedroom home, garage, modernised kitchen & bathroom, woodburner, aluminium joinery & beautiful, polished T & G flooring. Handy to shops & public transport. At this price, ring me now! For Sale $210,000 Lisa Black (Gough) P 564 0006 M 027 6686477 E

4 Bedrooms In Parkway-Bargain! Redecorated-nicely presented, 4 double bedrooms or 3+ rumpus home in Parkway! Internal access garage, heat-pump, modern bathroom, alarm & fantastic views & a bush backdrop. Don’t delay call Lisa today! For Sale $239,000 View Lisa Black (Gough) P 04 564 0006 M 027 668 6477

Invest Or Start Home Ownership Here! Spacious 2 double bedroom home, nicely presented, good sized bathroom, separate bath & shower. Carport & off street parking in a popular handy location, Check it out!! Call now to view. Auction 11am 21st November-32 Queen Street, Wainuiomata View Open Sun 2.15-2.45pm Lisa Black (Gough) P 04 564 0006 M 027 668 6477

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3a Matariki Grove

"Love That Bbq Deck" Open plan 3 bedroom home, lounge with ranch-slider for Parkway views. Insulated, Heat transfer system, HRV & new carpet. All the fun this summer will be on the elevated BBQ deck entertaining friends!! Call Now!! For Sale $235,000 View Open Sun 1.30 - 2pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

"Enjoy The Last Of The Sun!!" Positioned for great late sun & valley views, you can enjoy this summer. 3 bedroom home has a smart & stylish interior. Modern kitchen, Gas, T&G floors, backyard has potential too! Bus and school nearby. Call now! For Sale $220,000 View Open by appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

"Awesome Garden Potential" Lots of retaining walls, create terraced levels so you can establish awesome gardens & the feature steps will show it off. 3 bedrooms, open plan, deck, double garage & basement/rumpus. Priced right at under RV!!! For Sale $179,000 View Open Sun 12 - 12.30pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

A Little Parkway Townhouse Brick & tile, low maintenance with a nice floor plan, bathroom with shower box, separate toilet & laundry. Gas heating, 2 bedrooms, garage & your own private yard - Sunny setting & in a great Parkway location. Call now! For Sale $179,000 View Open Sun 3 - 3.30pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

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Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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19 Sharpe Crescent


259 Wellington Road


63 Parkway

"Please Renovate Me" A good original package to create a great first home or investment. 3 bedroom home, separate toilet, large garage, easy care section, excellent sun, buses, small shops & school nearby. Call now for more details! For Sale $185,000 View Open by appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

"An Idyllic Spot" 3 - 4 bedroom home, lounge + family room BBQ patio, lovely gardens & French doors open onto a private deck! Kitchen with pantry & dishwasher, low maintenance brick & tile home with a garage. Call now to view or for more info! For Sale $249,000 View Open Sun 3.45-4.15pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

"Ideal 1st Home Package" 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen, nice colours, young carpet, heat-pump & very good insulation. Outside there’s new paint work, decent garage & safe environment for kids & pets. Bus & school nearby. Call now! For Sale $235,000 View Open Sun 12.45-1.15pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

Parkway Location Very tidy home in a popular location! Alarm, heatpump, HRV system & Insulation. Also a separate workshop with power & a single garage/workshop for the man of the house. This property is a must view. Call now for more details! For Sale $269,000 View Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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126 Hair Street



60 Brookfield Lane


14 Best Street

Private Retreat Lifestyle property, 16.86Ha of flat paddocks & bush, approx 100 sheep, 2 horses, ducks & chooks. Cedar home, 4 bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining, spacious living, enclosed deck, large barn, 3 phase power & shearing plant. For Sale By Negotiation View Open By appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

Nest Or Invest! If you are looking for your first home or to start expanding your portfolio. Then look no further. This 3 bedroom home with a double garage is priced to sell so don’t delay, call now for more information or for a time to view. For Sale $179,000 View Open By appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

Modern, Lifestyle, Opportunity! 4 Bdrms, office/rumpus or 5th bdrm & 110m² American barn, dble garage/workshop, 2 sheds, hothouse, playhouse & Sandpit. 6 acres, great indoor outdoor flow, bi-fold doors onto a large sunny patio. Call now! For Sale $639,000 View Open By appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

What A Little Cutie! 1950’s 2 bedroom home, fantastic sized living area, wired for cable television, modernised bathroom & infinity hot water. Sited on a delightfully small, fully fenced sunny section in a great central location. Call to view or for more info. For Sale $179,000 View Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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Sunday 17th November 12 Harlow Grove


47 Kairanga Crescent


35 Grimsby Grove


2/5 Kendal Grove

Parkway Selling Under C.V!! Modern kitchen, 2 living areas + a sunroom. Entertainment area, heat-pump gas fire with infinity hot water. Security system, internal access garage & a carport. Don’t miss out! Call now for more information or to view For Sale 260,000 ONO View Open by appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

Life Could Be A Dream Modern, 3 bedrooms, master with semi en-suite access to main bathroom. Open plan, heat pump, lounge leading out to front deck, single enclosed carport/auto door. Fully fenced section & 2 garden sheds. Call to view. For Sale $285,000 View Open By Appointment Marewa Mather P 04 564 0005 M 021 159 4972

Cute And Affordable! Downsizing or stepping onto the property ladder? This tidy little package is at a ´MUST GO´ price! Open plan living/kitchen & dining, 2 double bedrooms, off street parking, carport & a fully fenced section. Current RV $170k. For Sale $140,000 View Marewa Mather P 04 564 0005 M 021 159 4972

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Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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4 Rakaia Grove


259 Wellington Road 12.45-1.15pm


31A Kowhai Street


71 Peel Place


3A Matariki Grove

53 McGowan Rd


19 Sharpe Crescent

61 Mohaka St


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Wednesday November 13, 2013

Support mens health with Movember Throughout the month of November we will be following the progress of three Wainuiomata men who are taking part in Movember.

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Community Board member Josh Briggs says it was graffiti on one of his signs that encouraged him to participate in Movember. Josh says one of his signs in Stokes Valley was tagged with a moustache during the local body elections. “Thanks to the motivation of that artist I will now be taking part.” But behind the laughter, Josh has a serious message to why he is taking part. “Males don’t talk about health issues often.” The stay-at-home dad worked at Evolve as a youth worker and medical receptionist so he has seen how hard it can be to get men to have checkups. “If we don’t talk about it, then the action won’t follow through.” The new community board member hopes he can encourage guys to get involved and get a check-up. “Anything I can do to use my public profile to uplift talking about it, I am happy to do it. “It’s looking at alternative ways to engage people.” Josh is participating in Movember for the

first time this year and hopes to raise a couple of hundred dollars. He encourages any young guys to visit vibe in Lower Hutt if they need help with their health. “Please do go into Vibe and get an appointment.”

Nick Bell While most women dread the moustaches that accompany Movember, Nick Bell’s wife loves him with facial hair. “My wife liked my beard and wants me to grow it back!” He says he is contacting family and friends to fundraise. “I’m just seeing how much interest I can get and how much money I can raise.” Nick says his moustache is growing nicely. “It’s [the mo] coming along pretty quick!”

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Mall manager Dave Tompkins is participating in Movember for his sixth year. “I always do.” He says he originally did it because everyone else in his office did. “I just got on the bandwagon to start with.” But he says raising money for the charity and getting awareness up is what it is all about. “It’s the only thing I can do, charity wise, that I can actually get involved in. “It’s always good to get men’s health out there.” He says as a man you are often expected just to harden up. “I don’t think it’s talked about enough.” Dave says he averages around $50 a year so if he can get that again this year he will be happy.

Rallying together for Movember Movember is all about raising awareness for mens health, considering prostate cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand men. Around 2,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in New Zealand, a figure similar to that of women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Last year more than 15,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sista’s from across New Zealand registered and raised more than $1.57 million for Movember partners, the Cancer Society and Mental Health Foundation. Movember country manager Rob Dunne says this year he wants to see more than 18,000 Kiwis get involved with the month of moustachery. “It’s amazing how many people grow a moustache during Movember, and this year we want to get as many of those people we can to register at Movember. com,” he says. “Movember is about creating conversation and a strong community of understanding around men’s health issues. The funds New Zealand raised in 2012 have

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MINUTES WITH: Awhina Vailima Life City Church Pastor

What is your favourite food?

Your favoured holiday destination?



What makes you smile?

What’s your favourite music?

My grandchildren

What’s your pet hate?


Who would you invite to dinner? Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Contemporary worship

What is one thing Wainuiomata News readers would be surprised to know about you? If I wasn’t a Pastor I would be an undertaker.

What’s next on your wish list? To travel to Israel, and follow the steps of Jesus.

A saying you like to live by? Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that.

Old head students leave encouraging message As the schcool year comes to a close, this year’s head students shared some final thoughts, and left words of encouragement for next year’s head students. Head boy Enoka Peni: “I have done my best and to serve this school and now all the pressure and criticism that comes with being a head boy is finally over. “What I learnt from being a head boy is that to lead you need your team of head students you can’t just do it all by yourself because it is very hard and I am thankful for the team we had this year they are the best and I could not have done things without their help. “My advice for the next head students...embrace your position as head students, never let a minute go by taking it for granted because time will go by very quickly.” Enoka plans to study and major in criminology. Deputy head boy Kyle Barrett-Wilson: “ Finishing school gives me mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness, I can’t wait to start uni but at the same time it’s a big leap from high school. “I learned that respect is something that is not freely given, to receive the title of a head student

you have to earn and maintain respect. “My biggest piece of advice is to remember how much of an influence you are on our junior students, always be a great and friendly role model.” Kyle plans on studying film/media studies at Victoria University Head girl Heather Smith: “It hasn’t sunk in yet that I won’t be in the same place. “I learnt a lot of responsibility... It’s a really great opportunity. Heather’s advice to the next head students is to, “stay on top of everything... It’s all about managing and sorting out your time.” She says you also have to make sure you enjoy it and have fun. Heather is planning on studying law and development at University next year. Deputy head girl Tuaupu Fonoti “I have learnt a lot of lessons. 1. Put others first 2. Be willing to serve school 3. wBe proud of who you are and where you come from.” Tuaupu says “this year has been like a long roller coast ride”. She says there have been lots of ups Head girl Heather Smith, head boy Enoka Peni, deputy head boy Kyle BarrettWilson, and deputy head girl Tuaupu Fonoti. and downs but it has been a great year.

Winning Lotto ticket at Norfolk dairy

The family owned Norfolk Street Foodmarket sold a winning Lotto ticket last week.

By Emily Elliott Norfolk Street Foodmarket sold a winning Lotto ticket worth $26,000 to a lucky Wainuiomata local, who picked it up last Monday. According to store manager Deepak Naik, they were stoked. “It’s nice to see someone locally, in this area, winning something. “Most people here are not living in a well-off community, so it’s nice to see people winning here rather than in Ponsonby or Remuwera in Auckland,” Deepak says. Deepak hopes the store is onto a winning streak, and

says that if you win once, you can usually win again. “It would be nice to have a big multimillion dollar winner here.” Deepak says he believes most residents in Wainuiomata are level headed and down to earth, so they would be careful with any money they win. “The only downside is your family tends to get bigger when you win,” Deepak jokes. Deepak says that everything is jackpotting now, so residents may as well try their luck and buy a ticket from the store. “We’re on a winning streak now!”

The Smith house was decorated for Halloween.

Scary fun on Halloween Michelle and Goober Smith deocrated their house with over 200 decorations for Halloween just over two weeks ago. Michelle says that they received trick or treaters continually until 8:15pm, when they had to stop due to bad weather. “We couldn’t display everything mechanical due to the bad weather, but we still had the scare box, a witch, and Halloween sounds playing the entire time,” she says.

Wednesday November 13, 2013

Top Hat Dairy/Milk Bar and Tea Rooms stood alone in 1954.


Part of Wainuiomata’s only Shopping Centre in 1959.

Do you remember?

Of all the shops now in Homedale Village, the Top Hat Dairy is the only one which still has its original name and trades as the same type of business. In 1959 the Gear Meat Company was

selling sides of lamb for 25/- ($2.50) and lamb forequarters for 8/6d (85 cents)! In recent years the shop housed The Blue Lily Café, Kiwi Café and now trades as the busy and popular Bizzy Lizzies Café.

Dunn’s Pharmacy is now Pepere Cleaning Supplies, and Trimstyles Ltd, once the place to go for the latest ladies fashion gowns and accessories, is now part of Xpress Computers.

Article and photos courtesy of The Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society. The Museum is in the grounds of the Wainuiomata Primary School and is open from 2 – 4pm on Sundays.

Wainuiomata High School awards top students Wainuiomata High School held their annual Senior Prizegiving last Thursday evening, where many high acheiving students were congratulated and awarded for their efforts throughout the year. A list of prizewinners in alphabetical order follows: Allen Family Award for Creative Writing: Ethan Sheffield, Anne Stubbs Cup, for Service to the Library: Bailey Herlihy, ASPIRE Cup: Thomas Cooley. Barry Posseniskie Award for Year 12 Technology: Abby Clark and Susan Fellows, Board of Trustees Cup and Medal for Student Representative on the Board of Trustees: Joshua Smith, Brent Cantwell Cup for Senior Creativity in Media Studies: Ricardo Girald, Bruce Little Go Travel Cup for Tourism Student of the Year: Sarah Rewita, Cathy Quinn Eady Cup for Senior Maori Language: Awhina Owen, Classical Studies Cup for Year 12 Classical Studies: Nerissa McLaughlan and Jasmine Rivers, Rona Books Prize for Reading: Kristen Nicholas. Ernst & Young Cup and Medal for Head Boy: Enoka Peni, Ernst & Young Cup and Medal for Head Girl: Heather Smith, Ernst & Young Cup for Year 13 Social Sciences: Ethan Sheffield, Eyede Cup for Contribution to Computing: No award in 2013, Fiona Christellar Architects Trophy for Year 12 Visual Arts: Natasha Bethune, Fiona Waitere Cup for Excellence in Year 13 Painting: Taylor Giles, Freemasons Lodge Wainuiomata 379 Cup for Year 12 Science: Danielle Craig. Hospitality Prize for Senior Hospitality Student: Cheyenne Hemingway, Hutt Mana Charitable Trust Energy: Secondary School Scholarship: Jessica Sharma. Industrial Research, Alan MacDiarmid Prize for Year 13 Chemistry: Erika Inocentes. Lions Club of Wainuiomata Award to the Dux: Erika Inocentes, Lions Club of Wainuiomata Cup for Citizenship: Heather Smith, Lynaire Parish Cup for a Senior Physical Education Student: Hannah Kennedy, Mata Semau Memorial Trophy for Persistent Work Ethic: Tuaupu Fonoti, Mills Award for Outstanding Effort in Year 13 Art: Katie Bognuda. New Zealand Institute of Physics Prize for Senior Physics: Erika Inocentes, Principal’s Award for Second Place Year 12 Student: Nina McKenzie and Jasmine Rivers, Principal’s Cup and Medal for Top Year 12 Student: Danielle Craig, Principal’s Trophy for the Best Drama Performance: Cinniesha Guth-Tivalu, Riddiford Lions Club Cup for Student Achievement: Ethan Sheffield and Josie Rutherford. Sandy Clough Memorial Trophy for Year 13 Classical Studies: Ethan Sheffield, Smyth Family Cup for Senior Music: Conall Ryan, Soroptimist’s

to Deputy Head Boy: Kyle Barrett-Wilson, Wainuiomata High School Board of Trustees Medal to Deputy Head Girl: Tuaupu Fonoti, Wainuiomata High School Cup for Year 11 Maori: Weston Onekawa, Wainuiomata High School Cup for Year 13 Technology: Jessica Walker and Fa’avae Lemau, Wainuiomata High School Trust Award for Year 12 Social Science: Jasmine Rivers. Ward Cup for Year 12/13 Gateway: Galaxie Samuels, WelTec Cup for Year 13 Science: Erika Inocentes. RIGHT: Top year 12 student Danielle Craig with her trophies.


Cup for Year 12 Mathematics: Danielle Craig and Jenna Mumford, Te Matariki Cup for Personal Development and Supporting Other Students: Ella Fifield, Trevor Mallard Cup for Year 12 English: Danielle Craig, Tu Tangata Scholarship for Pasifika Leadership: No award in 2013. VIBE Trophy for the Best Performance in a Gateway Placement: Melanie Winchester, VIBE Trophy for the Highest Performing Gateway Student: Grace Thompson and Navada Blake. Victoria University Cup for Year 13 English: Erika Inocentes, Victoria University Excellence Scholarship: Erika Inocentes, Victoria University Maori Scholarship: Sheridan Babbington, Victoria University Pasifika Scholarship: Josie Rutherford, Victoria University Mathematics Department Cup for Year 13 Mathematics: Erika Inocentes. Wainuiomata Community Board Young Citizens’ Trophy: Susan Fellows, Wainuiomata High School Award for Achievement in Year 12: Anchal Singh, Wainuiomata High School Board Of Trustees Cup and Medal for Dux: Erika Inocentes, Wainuiomata High School Board Of Trustees Cup and Medal for Proxime Accessit to Dux: Heather Smith, Wainuiomata High School Board of Trustees Medal

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Hutt Printmakers with guest artist Sam Broad. The third annual show by the Hutt Printmakers with examples of many printmaking techniques and other media, including woodcut, linocut, drypoint, monoprint, collage, digital photography, solar plate, etching, artist’s books and more. Framed and unframed works for sale. Odins Gallery Hutt Art Society 9-11 Myrtle St, Lower Hutt FREE ENTRY



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Off to world Champs

Caleb Smith is heading to South Korea to compete in the World Champs for Cup Stacking.

By Rhiannon McConnell A Wainuiomata teenager has been chosen to represent his country at the World Cup Stacking Championships in South Korea next year. Sixteen-year-old Caleb Smith says he first got into cup stacking because he did not want to feel left out. When he was in intermediate his teacher brought cups to school and taught the students how to stack. His classmates got into it so Caleb followed. “I just joined in because everyone else was doing it. “ That was four years ago but Caleb continued with stacking. “It’s addicting.” He started with two dollar shop plastic cups but now has the full matt, timer and specially designed cups. Last February he got serious about the hobby when his friend made the world championship. “I wanted to go with him.”

This year, he came fourth in the national competition in September and was chosen as one of twelve to represent New Zealand. To attended the world championship in April Caleb has to raise $5000. He has currently saved $1,000 towards his goal. “It’s quite hard but I’m getting there.” Caleb says cup stacking is good for hand-eye coordination and focusing on school. Caleb would like to set a national record and be chosen for the Junior Olympics. He is practicing five to six hours a week but his mum, Megan Smith, says after six there is a no stacking in the lounge rule. “The whole holidays this table’s just full of stacking,” she says. She is very proud of his hard work. “He has tried so hard to get where he is now. “He’s the fourth fastest in New Zealand. “ Megan says Caleb and his dad will be going to North Korea, but if they raise enough money she would like to go too.

Hutt model railway club prepares for RailEx show The Hutt Valley model Railway Club is one of three clubs presenting this year’s model railway exhibition at the Lower Hutt Horticultural Hall on Saturday and Sunday November 23 and 24. This year the club has given its portable exhibit, the Rocky River Railroad a make over, mainly changing it’s its appearance from an American desert scene to a more green cross section of USA look. This has taken the club most of the year, mostly on clubnights, involving many members working on the different modules. It involved making 150 model pine trees and “planting” them in place. As the upgrade nears completion, the club will be checking the trackwork, electrical circuits, and test run trains to ensure the layout is in top running condition for the show. The members will provide their own trains to run at RailEx. Surprisingly, even small scale model railway layouts take up a large amount of space, and finding a large enough venue has been chal-

lenging the the club. In addition to the layouts are included railway modeller’s supply sales and railway interest groups from the full size variety. The show is run by a consortium of three local railway clubs, each of which models rail from a different country. Layouts are designed to represent various locations and eras, and are painstakingly detailed from photos and reference material. Model railways vary in size, or scale ranging from Z gauge (4.5mm wide track) to much larger gauges used in garden railways. It has been RailEx policy to rotate the location of shows between Wellington City, Porirua and Lower Hutt, but with some halls out of action for earthquake strengthening, they are having two shows at the Lower Hutt Horticultural Hall in succession. The show runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on the Sunday. Admission charges are $3 children, $10 adults, and $20 for a family.

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Local poet writes second book

Local poet Tony Watling has written his second book of poems.

By Rhiannon McConnell Wainuiomata’s own poet, Tony Watling, has penned his second book but there is one problem with it - it is not sexy. “The cover’s not sexy,” Tony says. But he says that is not what really matters. “It’s content that really matters. “If they really want to read it, they’ll read it.” The book, Local History Seen through the Eyes of an Old Settler, is a serious of poems about settlers to Wainuiomata and Tony himself. “It’s something really important for the area. “If people are interested in Wainuiomata it gives them some idea of the people who came here.” However, when the subject of a third book is raised Tony laughs and says he is not going to live forever. He says if he did write a third it would be about politics. His first book of poems, An Old

Settlers Odes, sold out and he hopes this one will too. He has raised the price from $5 to $10 because he lost money last time round. Tony has spent 20 years working on the book. “I’m glad to see it done.” Tony Watling has not been writing poetry his whole life, it is a passion he discovered later in life after getting a computer. Tony says his bad spelling put him off writing in his younger years. He started writing 10 years ago after retiring and has not stopped since. Tony started writing Odes for the Wainuiomata News on March 24, 2010. Since then every week one of his Odes about the previous week’s news has been in the paper. Local History Seen through the Eyes of an Old Settler can be bought from Join the Dots, the Wainuiomata Community Centre or directly from Tony.

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Butt Busta Butt Busta was held at Brookfield Park on Saturday, with many teams, families, and individuals coming from Wainuiomata as well as around Wellington to particapte in the gruelling race. The offbeat event is in its fourth year and bigger than ever. Contestants faced 23 different obsticles including solid walls, tyre walls, crawl spaces and a fifty foot mud pit. There was the option of four, eight or 12kms. The Butt Busta was a fun event and there were no winners or losers. Roving photographer Daryl New was there.

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Trophy for golf team Tem Mateohi accepts the winners trophy on behalf of the team ‘Some Old Blokes’ (which consists also of Daniel Cowan and Star Olsen) at the Melbourne Storm Charity Golf Match on Saturday. The match was held at Manor Park.

PHOTO: Daryl New

League club given award Secretary for the Wainuiomata League Club, Simon Itula, picked up the WRL Administery Award at the awards dinner on Sunday, held at Petone Workingmans Club. Board Member Mark Frury presented the award.

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Wednesday November 13, 2013


hutt city limited licensed under the REAA

Sunday 12:00-12:30pm

Sunday 1:30-2:00pm

Central 9 McKillop Street


Karaka 48 Kowhai Street


Mortgagee Auction




For sale by Auction 12:30pm, Fri 22 Nov at the Wainui Office (will not be sold prior)

Huge! Huge! Huge! Great appeal, great place. This family has loved this home but it's time to move on. The list of extras is too big to fit. Modern woodburner, plus electric central heating, plenty of living space with your choice of 3 levels, HRV, vacuum system, huge rumpus/bar on the bottom level, 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms + conservatory, the li...

We have a great house going to mortgagee auction with features throughout making one great concoction. A large single garage and 4 bedrooms are some. The all timber floors make it second to none. Living room french doors help make it a home so come snap this up and make it your own. Auction: 12.30pm, 22 Nov Wainuiomata Office (will not sell prior).

Ginny Cawthra

Ben McLennan

p 564 5316 m 027 531 2550 e

p 564 8942 m 027 626 5003 e

Sunday 12:00-12:30pm

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Central 65 Fraser Street Spacious lounge Large modernised kitchen Central to Mall Gas heating & hot water

Asking price $249,000 Online

Wayne Barton p 564 5127 Tui Reid p 212 6797

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Parkway 15 Wetherby Grove 3 dbl bedrooms, 1 opens to a deck Spacious lounge with heatpump/gas New kitchen Study and conservatory

Asking price $285,000 Online

Asking price $359,000

Sunday 12:45-1:15pm

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Pencarrow 153 Wise Street

Central 37 Moohan Street

110 sqm house 3 bedrooms Woodburner Sleepout/toilet

Asking price $259,000 Online

4 bedrooms 2 living areas Modern kitchen Garaging/Workshop

For sale by Negotiation Online

Linda Turner

Donna Tschurtschenthaler

Ginny Cawthra

p 04 564 5317 e

p 564 5315 e

p 564 5316 e

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Arakura 111 Wellington Road

Sunday 2:15-2:45pm

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Village 3 Gawler Grove 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Neutral colours throughout Fenced section

Asking price $289,000 Online

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Village 24 Hair Street 2 heatpumps Woodfire/DVS Spacious living Outdoor flow

Asking price $245,000 Online

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Fernlea 10 Davis Grove Ventilation system Wood fire 9 x 9 garage Spacious flow living

Asking price $259,000 Online

110 sqm floor area New carpet Rewired Big master bedroom

Asking price $215,000 Online

Linda Turner

Ben McLennan

Ben McLennan

Donna Tschurtschenthaler

p 04 564 5317 e

p 564 8942 e

p 564 8942 e

p 564 5315 e

Auction r e Remind

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Pencarrow 8a Weymouth Grove 2 double bedrooms Renovated throughout Open plan living area Separate WC

For sale by Negotiation Online

Linda Turner p 04 564 5317 e

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Parkway 26a Wetherby Grove 2 bedrooms 1 living carport

For sale by Auction 12pm, Fri 15 Nov at the Lower Hutt Office (will not be sold prior) Online Wayne Barton p 564 5127 Tui Reid p 212 6797

Auction r e Remind

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Arakura 156 Wellington Road 4 bedrooms Conservatory Double garaging Large flat section

For sale by Auction 12pm, Fri 15 Nov at the Lower Hutt Office (will not be sold prior) Online

Donna Tschurtschenthaler

p 564 5315 e

10 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuiomata

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Wainuiomata News 13-11-13