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Youth celebrate low statistics By Rhiannon McConnell Club secretary Simon Itula championed Continued from page 1. the cause. The University of Otago report on the He began to see parents walk off the fields Wainuiomata Smokefree Cars campaign to have a smoke away from children. was presented by Maori Party co-leader “We got a great response from the parents Tariana Turia to the Wainuiomata comand we are very proud,” Simon says. The ‘#TAGs’ youth Smokefree Cars munity, as part of a celebration. working group designed resources and In February the Wainuiomata Smokeinitiated change within their own family free Cars ‘That’s How We Roll’ cammembers and friendship groups. paign was launched by the late Parekura #TAG member and Year 13 student Horomia and Tariana Turia. Joshua Sa’u says he joined the group The key focus was to reduce the number because he wanted to give something back of people in Wainuiomata smoking with to the community. children in their cars. Legion Puata, Jaeda Marley and Jamaica Awatere The campaign was started as a response joined in on the celebrations for smoke free cars “I wanted to make a better future for our next generation. to the University of Otago’s study, that last Thursday. “It feels like I’m giving back to my showed high numbers of children were people.” exposed to second-hand smoke in cars “There’s now half the amount of smoking Despite the success, Wanimuiomata’s in Wainuiomata. with children. That’s amazing.” Following the introduction of the campaign, The campaign focused on small simple statistics are five times higher than those in the University of Otago conducted a second initiatives when help encourage people not Karori, so the working group are not stopping their efforts any time soon. study of smoking in cars in May this year. to smoke when children are in the car. “The goal is to move towards a smoke free They found a dramatic decrease in the The Rugby League club was involved, number of people smoking in cars. and encouraged parents to not smoke on the New Zealand,” Sisi says. “We are trying to start in our own backStudy co-author Dr George Thomson says side-lines at games or in their cars. yard.” the results were very unique. “It has had a huge effect,” Sisi says.

Plunket arrange clothes swap By Rhiannon McConnell Families will have the chance to get new clothes before the busy season at a clothes swap run by a Wainuiomata volunteer Plunket group. Plunket in the Neighbourhood coordinator Merran Heron says they decided to run the children’s clothes swap as another way to give to the community. While the volunteer group is not new, Merran says this is the first event they have put on and membership is increasing. The event will be held on December 16 but parents will be invited to bring in items in the weeks leading up to the clothes swap and in return will be given tokens for every item they bring. On the day they will then be able to get clothes with the tokens. “It’s nice to be able to do something for the community,” Merran says. Merran says it is a great way to swap your boy/girl baby clothes if you are having another baby of the

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Millie talks about 101 years By Rhiannon McConnell A 101-year-old Wainuiomata woman says a healthy lifestyle is the trick to living a long life. “I eat a lot of fruit,” Millie Sukroo says. A lot of things have changed since Millie moved to Wainuiomata 65 years ago but she says she still loves the Valley and is not planning on leaving. “I wouldn’t like to live anywhere else now. She and her husband moved to Wainuiomata in 1948. “It was the cheapest place we could get a section,” she says. “Most people came here, I think, because the sections were reasonably cheap.” She has lived in the same house since moving to Wainuiomata and has seen a lot of changes happen around her. “It was very different. “There were a lot of kids.” Millie says the only shops were in the village. She says one of the biggest areas of change has been traffic. Millie says two cars a day would drive past in 1948.

“Now they are going backwards and forwards all day.” The family’s Coast Road home was on a small one-way gravel road when they moved there. Millie says it became a problem once when the bus driver offered to drop the family all the way home because they had a lot to carry after a trip to New Plymouth. She says there was no room for him to turn around. “He had to back all the way [back] up to the bus stop,” Millie says there is one change she has not taken on board. “I’m not into computers and I’ve got no intention of getting into them.” Millie still plays mah-jong and does the crossword in the newspaper. She has a love for gardening but now spends most of her time inside. “I can’t do a lot now.” She worked as a shorthand typist and her husband worked in plan records. He died seven years ago at the age of 93. The mother-of-two now has seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. However, she does not think she will be a great, great grandmother in the

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near future. “It might take a while to get to that.” She says seeing her family and friends is still what makes her most happy.

The mother of five moved from England to Wainuiomata three years ago with her husband and two of her children. “I didn’t know anybody at all. “I realised early on that to get involved in the community was the key.” She became a volunteer for the community patrol. She has worked in special needs education but decided to apply for the neighbourhood support role after getting more involved in the community. “I was really shocked I got it.” Dawn says neighbourhood support is a great scheme. “It’s all about making people feel safe in their community.”

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CarFit programme for elderly drivers A training workshop at Petone Working Mens Club on Tuesday November 26 will introduce the CarFit programme to Hutt City. CarFit is designed to help older drivers make adjustments in their own car to find their safest fit. There is a 12-point check that takes around 20 minutes to complete, carried out by volunteers free of charge. “With age vision also deteriorates and it is important to minimise blind spots, especially if a driver has reduced mobility in their neck,” Road safety coordinator Jan Simmons says.

Making streets safer By Rhiannon McConnell Wainuiomata has a new Neighbourhood support coordinator and she is ready to make the streets safer. Dawn McKinley has only been in the new role for two weeks but she is already getting to work on raising the profile of neighbourhood support. “Whatever I take on I always like to give 110 per cent.” Dawn wants to start more support groups and a junior neighbourhood support. She also wants to start an award for good neighbours. Dawn says she loves the Wainuiomata Community and her new role. “The community spirit in Wainui is fantastic. “It’s like a little family.”

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Puppy with heart condition needs help By Rhiannon McConnell A Wainuiomata woman is championing the cause of a very ill puppy with the goal of seeing him re-homed. Canine Solutions owner Jo Goddard says Sarge, a nine month old Wainuiomata born Bull Mastiff, has a serious heart condition. Jo says the Central Hutt Vets and Pet Vet have established that Sarge needs to go to Massey for further tests. “If he doesn’t get help, he is likely to die within the next 18 months.” As a result, Jo and her team have set up the ‘Save Sarge’ fundraising campaign to help fund his trip to Massey. “We are really hoping that they can cure him.” If Sarge cannot be cured, the Canine Solutions team will keep him until his time is up. “We want to give it our best shot as he just brings happiness to anyone that meets him.” Currently, one of the staff is fostering him. Sarge came to Canine Solutions through one of the staff members because a friend was having trouble re-homing him because of his ill health. “I immediately said we would help, not realising how ill he actually was,” Jo says.

Wainuiomata kidnapping A group of teenagers were allegedly kidnapped, threatened and assaulted by three teenage boys in Wainuiomata on Saturday. The trio appeared in the Hutt Valley Youth Court on Monday facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and threatening to do grievous bodily harm. The boys, aged 14, 15 and 17, were alleged to have forced their way into the car of two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old who were parked in Wainuiomata about 8pm on Saturday. The victims were forced to drive around Lower Hutt, Wellington and Porirua for five hours before Police caught up with the group in Whaiwhetu at 1:30. The two older boys are also accused of robbing two 15-year-olds of their mobile phones and clothing in Porirua during the ordeal.

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As part of their community work Canine Solutions rescues and re-homes dogs. “Normally we don’t re-home dogs with serious medical issues as it is a burden on the new owner, however, once I had met Sarge I didn’t have the heart to put him to sleep.” Jo says Sarge is a happy and friendly dog. “Everyone just loves him and it’s funny to watch other dogs nurture him.

“They must know he is sick.” Jo says they believe the condition has stunted the dog’s growth. “He looks like a miniature sized Bull Mastiff.” Jo says it is sad how many dogs have to be re-homed. “So many dogs get put down because they can’t get re-homed or no one wants them. “People are breeding dogs without careful consideration of where these puppies will eventually end up.” The ‘Save Sarge’ campaign will be kicked off at the Grand Opening Day of the Canine Complex in Seaview on Sunday December, 8. Jo says they will donate $1 from every sale at the retail store on the open day to go towards saving Sarge. “We hope the community will gather around and support us with this good cause.” There will be a gold coin donation box on the counter and the opportunity to have a photo taken with Sarge and Santa. This story is a follow up to the front page story we ran in the Wainuiomata News on November 13.

Sarge, right, has a serious heart condition.

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Playcentres do more together By Rhiannon McConnell Wood Hatten and Wainuiomata Playcentre joined others from across the Hutt Valley to come together and have fun in the sun at Avalon Park last Thursday. Wood Hatten Playcentre president Hannah Mitchell says the two Wainuiomata playcentres are working to do more together. “We are really focusing on putting our centres out there together.” The event, organised by the Hutt Playcentre Association, had 18 playcen-

tres involved in the Fun in the Sun event. Wainuiomata Playcentre Co-Secretary Karen Sagaga says they were really happy with how the day went. The clouds in the sky provided the perfect cover for the children to ride their bikes and play. A little bit of extra excitement was added by free rides being given on the park train. RIGHT: Vatau Isaac (3), Atreyu Olsen (2), Rome Heketa (2), Casey Wick and Toby Wick (1) play on their tricycles.

Student designs poster with biro pens By Rhiannon McConnell A Wainuiomata High School student has developed a new school values poster which is drawn entirely with biro pens. Year 12 student Natasha Bethune (right) says she only draws with biro ballpoint pens because they look different. “Not many people do it.” She was asked by a teacher to come up with a design for the School’s new PBFL, Positive Behaviour for Learning, posters. Natasha says it took a lot of work and a lot of pens. She says if she added together all the hours she spent on the artwork it would add up to a full week. “It was a lot of stress. “I was just really happy that people could finally see it.” On top of the poster work Natasha works part time and had six other school subjects focus on. Natasha says she wanted to it for herself and her school. “I just saw it as something to do with my time, something to give back to the school.” She wants to continue with her art after

school but is not sure what exactly she will do yet. Photography teacher and Year 12 Dean Richard Hatfield was in charge of getting the poster done. He says he and Natasha had a lot of concepts to work through before deciding on the final product. “Neither of us really knew what we really wanted.” The original will be framed and Richard wants to lay all the concepts on a board to show younger students the process Natasha went through to get to the finished product. Richard says everyone has loved the finished product. To thank Natasha, the school let her choose some art equipment from their catalogue. Richard says it was no surprise when Natasha chose all biros. The schools PBFL values - Manaakitanga, Achievement, Honesty, Perseverance, and Respect - were photoshoped onto the poster. The Positive Behaviour for Learning programme is a five year framework adopted by the school for next year. “We want to focus on the positive things,”

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Our readers have their say. Find out the word on the street in Wainuiomata Question: What do you know about neighbourhood support?

Joshua Smith Wainuiomata

Pamela McGrava Wainuiomata

Raymond Smith Wainuiomata

Nicky Ryder Wainuiomata

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“That there is some, but I don’t know much about it.”

“This is my 25th home, and this community has the kindest people I’ve ever known.”

“Nothing!”

“They’re very good. They were a great support when I moved up here.”

“We help each other; it’s simple things for people.”

Letters to the editor Speed camera for Main Road? Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication.

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Dear Ed, I have been a resident of Main Road for over ten years and daily see drivers overtaking vehicles and driving at very high speeds. Main Road is one of the busiest streets in Wainuiomata yet in those ten years I have never seen a speed camera along this road. Wainuiomata Road has a fixed speed camera and sometimes a mobile one too. I often see a speed camera in Wellington

Road. Drivers get used to these cameras and average speeds drop. So why can’t we have one in Main Road occasionally? Even if the police aren’t concerned for residents and users of Main Road, perhaps they could think about the revenue gathering opportunities. From what I see there is a fortune waiting to be made. Regards, Anthony S.

Footpath parking illegal Dear Ed, I am writing this in hope of doing the council traffic department out of some money. Do you know its illegal to park your car with two wheels on the footpath? I didnt, like 80 per cent of the people I’ve asked, I also walk every day and have seen many doing the same for years. I have put letters in their

letter boxes advising them its illegal. I got a ticket. So be it, as it’s the law. Unfortunately, I think mine was targeted. Sad people out there nothing better to do than try to cause misery to other people. If by writing this letter I only help one person, then it was worth my time as I am a busy person. Regards, Margaret Davies

Wainuiomata Annual Santa’s parade Saturday 7 December 2013 10am to 12 noon Postponement date 8 December 2013 The parade will run from Burden Ave to the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre car park followed by prizegiving with Santa inside the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre. Contact: Joy 027 6554390


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1st Home Buyers & Investors! 3 double bedrooms, heatpump/chip fire, Heat recovery ventilation system, insulated floor/ceiling to keep you & your family snug & warm & Security system, all on an approx. 920m² section. Call now to view!! For Sale $190,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5100 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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5114 Open By appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5079 Open by appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

JUST LISTED

Wainuiomata

14 Best Street

Wainuiomata

63 Parkway

Wainuiomata

2/5 Kendal Grove

Wainuiomata

31 Wainuiomata Road

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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5115 Open Sun 12.45 - 1.15pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5123 Open Sun 2.15 - 2.45pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5119 Open Sun 12.30 - 1pm Marewa Mather P 04 564 0005 M 021 159 4972

Very Central Location! Walk to the town centre and public transport. 2 double bedrooms, open plan living, big fully fenced back yard, single lockup garage. Call any time to view! For Sale $215,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5137 Open by appointment Renee Selig & David Selig P 04 564 0007 M 027 355 4501 M 027 4458 944

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Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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WORKSHOPS

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9 Simmons Grove

40 Peel Place

71 Peel Place

53 Mcgowan Road

Investment Workshops FOR SALE in Wainuiomata. With four long term tenants, spread your risk, three with new formal leases. Gross rent $26,669.00 per annum. Don´t miss this great opportunity! Call now for more information or a time to view! For Sale $250,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5103 Open By appointment David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 445 8944

Want Space For Your Growing Family? You will fall in love with this home. Open plan living, 4 bdrms, study, 2 living areas, modern kitchen & bathroom, ensuite, decking, heat pump, HRV, wood fire, insulation & double garage. Call now! For Sale $329,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5092 Open Sat 2 - 2.30pm David & Renee P 027 4458 944 M 027 355 4501

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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5128 Open Sun 12.30 - 1pm David & Renee P 027 445 8944 M 027 355 4501

Great Location And Big!! 3 double bedrooms with study & rumpus/4th bedroom. Heating is perfect with the wood burner. Part of the backyard is fenced. Great views, call now! For Sale $319,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5129 Open Sun 1 - 1.30pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E david.selig@harcourts.co.nz

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

OPEN HOMES

Sunday 1st December

12 Best Street

12.15 – 12.45pm

71 Peel Place

12.30 – 1pm

53 McGowan Rd

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2/5 Kendal Grove

12.30 – 1pm

40 Peel Place

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63 Parkway

359 Wellington Road 14 Best St 5 Castlerea Street

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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 lisa.black@harcourts.co.nz

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. For Sale $170,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5118 Open By appointment Lisa Black (Gough) P 04 564 0006 M 027 668 6477

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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5117 Lisa Black (Gough) P 04 564 0006 M 027 668 6477

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

31a (2/31) Kowhai Street

Wainuiomata

61 Mohaka Street

1.15 – 1.45pm

2.15 – 2.45pm

12.45 – 1.15pm

49 Kairanga Crescent

Free No-obligation Market Appraisal

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Summer Escape Guide

Wednesday November 27, 2013

Summer Gig Guide THE SEXIEST DESSERTS IN TOWN We are open for pre-performance dinners & light meals. All our meals are freshly prepared and some take more time than others do - PLEASE let us know if you have time constraints. We have a selection of sauces and vinaigrettes to take home in 375ml bottles for $10.00.

Hours: WEEKDAYS 5PM TILL LATE SATURDAY/SUNDAY 9AM TILL LATE 25 Kent Terrace, Wellington • Ph (04) 385-2551 www.strawberryfare.co.nz BOOK NOW FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS SET MENU $45 go to the website for more information.

Rock'nBingo Four Kings, Wellington Thu 28 Nov / Quiz, Karaoke The Map Room Mighty Mighty, Wellington Thu 28 Nov / Alternative, Indie Atmospheric indie pop duo Passenger The Opera House, Wellington Thu 28 Nov / Alternative, Indie

“Awesome” “Magnificent” “Outstanding” “Unbelievable” “World class” “Truly incredible” “Best ever display”

Miles Calder & The Rumours San Francisco Bath House, Wellington Thu 28 Nov / Country

Rules Of Addiction World Made Of Lies Tour Bar Medusa, Wellington Thu 28 Nov / Rock

Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard Meow, Wellington Thu 28 Nov / Folk This Little Orchestra, Young August, Chelsea Bridge Bodega, Wellington Thu 28 Nov / Folk

Slow Boat Records Music Quiz Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, Wellington Thu 28 Nov / Quiz, Karaoke

The Great Scavenger Hunt

Join the fun these Christmas Holidays at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim www.omaka.org.nz See our website for more info on upcoming events

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You can’t beat Wellington on a good day!

That’s what they say and there’s really no better way to see Wellington than from on board the Dominion Post East by West Ferries! The harbour ferries run from their superb central waterfront location at Queens Wharf in front of their ticket office in the Meridian Building. There are up to 16 return sailings everyday out to Days Bay & Matiu Somes Island. In the weekends and public holidays (fine weather permitting), the ferries also run Harbour Explorer Tours calling in at Petone, Matiu Somes Island, Days Bay, Seatoun & Queens Wharf. These trips are very popular and quickly are becoming a ‘must do’ for visitors to the capital! The catamaran ferries carry up to 99 passengers and have a fantastic viewing from their open top decks. Inside the main cabin you can buy coffee, tea, snacks and icecreams as well as beer and wine from the bar onboard. The ferries are also available for evening charters with a range of different options. You won’t find friendlier crew than on the

ferries, nothings a problem. So what are you waiting for? www.eastbywest.co.nz Office 04 4991282 Daily status 04 494 3339 Timetable fares Metlink 04 801 7000 You haven’t experienced Wellington till you’ve sailed on the Harbour Ferry!

SATURDAY 25 JANUARY WET WEATHER DAY SUNDAY 26 JANUARY

Up to 16 return sailings daily between Queens Wharf / Matiu Somes Island / Days Bay Also weekend Round Harbour Explorer tours calling at Petone / Matiu Somes Is / Days Bay / Seatoun / Queens Wharf For timetable and fares ph Metlink 801 7000 or check out our website www.eastbywest.co.nz Office ph 499 1282, daily status line phone 494 3339

Slow down

DRY RIVER ROAD MARTINBOROUGH PH: 06 306-8345 FAX: 06 306-8344

EMAIL: info@coneywines.co.nz WEB: www.coneywines.co.nz

Enjoy the ambience of dining amongst the vines in the courtyard at Coney Wines’ vineyard restaurant where you can experience café cuisine matched with awardwinning Coney wines.

and Café (12pm-3pm) open Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. The perfect venue for private /corporate/ Christmas/New Year functions and family celebrations.

Cellar door (11am-4pm)

Capital E’s Great Scavenger Hunt is back this January on Wellington’s waterfront. With clues to solve, challenges to complete and a host of fascinating characters along the way, the annual waterfront quest has all the usual favourites, with a few added twists! Introducing in 2014, the all-new short and long scavenger courses, complete with two difficulty levels at each destination - now each challenge has something for everyone. Along the way a whole host of characters will help (or hinder!) and point you in the direction of bonus clues marked along the route. Expect a day of pop-up surprises, new destinations to explore and the return of the lunchtime stage Extravaganza. And you won’t go home empty handed there are spot prizes for the most imaginative costumes, completion certificates for every

• New Service Trampers & Hunters dropped to the Kime Hut in the Tararuas • Mountain Bikers • Weddings • Scenic Flights

Family deals:

Open for the Summer season See our delicious menu for great Summer dishes.

Order now from the great selection of fine wine available online.

Kids under 4 are free with 2 paid adult seat and 4-12 are half price

scavenger and automatic entry in the draw to win some exciting prizes. All will be revealed at capitale.org.nz soon - find out the dress up theme, download your map and then it’s scavengers at the ready as the 2014 hunt begins! Clue sheets available soon from capitale.org. nz or pick one up from Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf on the day. Entry by gold coin donation; prize draw winner will be announced the next day on Facebook/CapitalEforChildren. Capital E’s The Great Scavenger Hunt Saturday 25th January 2014 (wet weather day Sunday 26th January) 10am - 4pm Wellington Waterfront www.capitale.org.nz

Be safe these holidays.

Speed of craft must not exceed 5 knots when: • within 50 metres of another vessel, raft or person in the water. • within 200 metres of shore or structure, on the inshore side of any row of buoys marking that distance from shore. • within 200 metres of any vessel or raft flying Flag A (Diving Flag).

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Summer boating is nearly here Another summer is almost here and it is time to make use of our wonderful harbour and coastline. These are basic safety rules and guidelines to help you stay safe on the water. There needs to be a lifejacket for each person on board all pleasure boats. If the boat is less than 6 metres in length, then the lifejackets must be worn unless the Skipper decides it is safe not to. This includes kayaks and stand up paddleboards. All boats must carry a means of communication to let other people know if they get into trouble. If you are very close to shore this could be a very loud whistle; further away from shore might require a VHF radio, or distress flare or emergency radio beacon (EPIRB). Put your cell phone in a waterproof bag, and dial 111 if in trouble. If diving you must display a dive flag of at least 60cm x 60cm. There are a lot of swimmers in the water over summer, some quite a long way from a beach. Remember to keep a good lookout at all times and your speed less than 5 knots within 200 metres of shore or a divers flag and within 50 metres of another boat or person in the water.

No vessel shall exceed a speed of 12 knots in the Lambton Harbour area (as shown on map).

Always check the weather forecast before you go out, it can change quickly in Wellington. Always tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. Stay safe and enjoy your boating this summer. The Navigation and Safety Bylaws can be found on our website at : www.gw.govt.nz/harbours. For more information or questions contact: GWRC Harbours, 830 4160 or after hours 388 7795 email: harbours@gw.govt.nz

(bylaws 3.2 and 6.8) Photo: John Travers

Visit website

www.kapitiheliworx.com

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Wednesday November 27, 2013

MINUTES WITH: Marjorie Glover Kaumatua

St Peter’s Church What is your favourite food?

Your favoured holiday destination?

Crayfish and seafood.

Tolaga Bay where I originally came from.

Michele Obama

What makes you smile?

What’s your favourite music?

What’s next on your wish list?

At my extended family gatherings; the laughter and good vibes created.

Rhythm and blues.

For my extended family to be happy and healthy.

What’s your pet hate?

People who are unneccessarily cruel to others.

What is one thing Wainuiomata News readers would be surprised to know about you?

A saying you like to live by?

The pride I feel to see the unity of both Maori and Pakeha coming together for the good of all.

Don’t look down on others less fortunate than you.

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. Movember country manager Rob Dunne says this year he wants to see more than 18,000 Kiwis get involved with the month of moustachery this year, compared to the 15,00 that participated last year. “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 gone directly to our partners, and we’re excited to see what we can contribute again this year,” says Dunne. The New Zealand Movember team works with their charity partners to ensure funding gets to the programs that count.

Fostering Creativity At Jack and Jill Early Learning Centre. Creativity is as natural and necessary for children as fresh air and sunshine! By exposing children to creative experiences, we give them a rich and memorable childhood while laying the foundation for a lifetime of creative expression. At Jack and Jill the teachers place a big emphasis on creating an environment that focuses on the process of forming creative ideas through exploration and discovery. Creativity is not to be confused with talent, skill, or intelligence. Creativity is not about doing something better than others, it is about thinking, exploring, discovering, and imagining. At Jack and Jill creativity is found in the entire environment such as through art and music, science and play. Creative thoughts are found in all aspects of a growing child's life and can be learned from daily experiences. The quality teaching team at Jack and Jill encourage

Who would you invite to dinner?

children to draw on blank paper, to bang a pot with a wooden spoon in time to music, to build an inviting reading area with blankets and cushions, or to dance to a favourite CD. Choosing their own creative materials empowers children and opens their eyes to the world around them. Creativity comes easy and natural to young children. The teacher’s at Jack and Jill believe it is important to emphasize the enjoyment and the value of the process of being creative, more than the finished product. This encourages children to explore, express and be spontaneous while hard at work. Children who feel free to make mistakes and to explore and experiment will also feel free to invent, create, and find new ways to do things. Grant the Jack and Jill’s philosophy of free play. The side benefit is that fostering creativity at Jack and Jill makes teaching more rewarding and fun and gives children a zest for imagining and learning to last a lifetime. For more information about Jack and Jill Early Learning Centre please phone 970 4706

November mos underway See the progress of these local mens Mos

Dave Tompkins Mall manager Dave Tompkins says he is looking forward to shaving of his handlebar moustache. “It’s a little bit itchy now. “It’s getting bigger and longer.” He says he will be going back to being clean shaven when Movember is over. “This will be coming off.” He has raised $30 so far but is still holding out for more. “I want $50.”

Josh Briggs Community board member Josh Briggs says he has mixed reactions to his mo. “The mo is growing at a rapid rate. “I’ve had people saying I should keep it going a bit longer.” But he says his wife is looking forward to it being chopped off. “It’s getting a bit manky.” Josh has raised $115 so far but wants to get to $200 before the end of the month. “Hopefully I will get some more money coming.”

Ask about our Whanau Ako Scholarship for free childcare

Nick Bell

ENROL NOW Under Two’s: 0-2yrs Kindergarten: 2-6 yrs Limited space available

04 970 5266 54 Hine Road, Wainuiomata www.jackandjill.school.nz

Wainuomata High School teacher Nick Bell says he is enjoying growing his mo. “I’m used to facial hair. He had a beard for four years. “The wife is looking forward to the beard coming back.” He has raised $102 raised and has $15 pledged so far. Nick says he would like to raise a bit more. “A lot of people, I think, are waiting till the end of the month.”


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 11 December 2013 at 7:30pm A Carol Singing evening is to be held at the Wainuiomata Pioneer Church on Coast Road for the first time in (probably) over 40 years. Take the opportunity to join in singing all the old well known Carols and to view the interior of this lovingly restored historic Church. Free entry but a small donation to our Restoration fund would be appreciated.

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Lights switched on Thursday night  Come down for some family fun when the Mayor switches the lights on, on the BIG Christmas tree.

Santa will be there with local entertainment including the Hutt City Brass Band, He Ngakau Kotashi kapa Haka Group and Hula hoop performers from the Community Circus Trust (all lit up with lights). The Red Cross will be taking donations for those affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Thursday November 28 at 6.45pm

Naenae Festival  The Naenae Festival is on this Saturday from 10am until 1pm.

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Wednesday November 27, 2013 Public Notices

DEATH notices

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Garage Sale 60 Totara Street, 30 November, start Two Bedrooms

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NICHOLSON Clemency Laurel: November 22, 2013 HARMER, Freda Hilda (nee Clifford-Marsh). On November 20, 2013, peacefully at Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt; aged 80 years. Adored wife of the late Richard (DicK). The world’s best mother and mother-in-law of Tony & Vanassa and Michele & Kea. Very much loved Nan of Terrianne, De’arna & Richard, Paul & Aimee, Khan & Rachael, Jaydene & Ants, Talesha & Ryan. Doting Great Nana of Noah, Liam, Millie and Ruby. A service for Freda has been held. Messages may be posted to (The Harmer Family, c/- P O Box 30127, Lower Hutt 5040). Gee & Hickton tel (04) 566-3103 www.geeandhickton.co.nz FDANZ

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Wednesday November 27, 2013

Wainuiomata’s first Police Station on Main Road. Today this is a residential home.

The second Police Station was situated behind today’s Caltex Service Stationd. Today this is a residential home.

Do you remember?

Wainuiomata’s first Police Station, a residential station built on the Main Road next to today’s telephone exchange, was opened on 24 January 1958. The first Constable, Jack Vaughan transferred from Ross in the South Island and had his own way of dealing with wayward

Messy Play Day at Centre

youth. When he apprehended a young lad up to no good, he would grab him by the scruff of the neck and march him home to his parents, who were left to take the appropriate action – which they usually did! As Wainuiomata grew, Constable Pud-

dick joined Constable Vaughan and the second Police Station was built on The Strand, behind today’s Caltex Service Station, and was in use in the 1970’s. By 1987 there were calls for a larger Police Station and our third Station was built at a cost of $600,000 and opened

at the end of January 1988; Article and photos courtesy of the Wainuiomata Historical Museum which is open from 2 – 4 pm every Sunday in the grounds of the Wainuiomata Primary School.

Stormy weather didn’t stop wedding Fraser Larn plays with paint.

Wood Hatton Playcentre is holding a free Messy Play open day on Wednesday, November 27, to celebrate the launch of the book ‘Recipes for Messy Play: 40 Fun Sensory Experiences for Young Leaners’. Through Messy Play such as fingerpaint, sand, foam, and gloop, children can develop their creativity while learning

about science concepts such as texture, colour, shape, and size. The Playcentre invites locals to bring their babies, toddlers or young children along with a change of clothes for your child. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase. The Messy Play day will run from 9:30am until 12pm.

IT’S ALL ON! Piri Weepu Invitational Rugby 7’s Tournament Saturday 30th November 9am

at both William Jones Park & Mary Crowther Park. Come along Wainuiomata! Cheer these 16 teams on!

Kenneth Jones married Margaret (Peg) Burdan.

On April 6, 1950, Kenneth Hone Jones married Margaret Maureen (Peg) Burdan at the Methodist Church in Wainuiomata. Both the bride and groom grew up in Wainuiomata. Margaret was the third daughter of Claude and Margaret (Madge) Burdan and the great-great-granddaughter of Richard Prouse, (Richard Prouse originally owned the land on which our Pioneer Church stands). Kenneth (Brown) was the son of William Jones and the grandson of Pardy Burrows

who was the first postmaster in the Valley. Peg told the story to her descendants of there being a storm on the day of the wedding and they were worried that the Minister would not make it. Fortunately, he did. Les Beck was the Best Man. Peg and Brown are commemorated on one of the Park Benches now in place in the graveyard and their daughter (also) Margaret (Kinsey) is a much valued member of our Church Restoration committee.

Parliament vs Wainuiomata The Parliament Rugby team played Wainuiomata Old Boys on Monday November 18. The game was a special anniversay game, marking the Parliamentary Rugby Team’s first fixtures in 1995. Many of the players from that game returned to play for the night. Wainuiomata Old Boys lost, with Trevor Mallard and Ken Laban with fellow rugby players. PHOTO: Tom Chignell a final score of 40-25.

Wainuiomata Rugby Club William Jones Park, Moohan St, Wainuiomata www.wainuiomatarugby.co.nz

The Parliamentary Rugby team played the Wainuiomata Old Boys. PHOTO: Tom Chignell


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Athletes off to National Games By Rhiannon McConnell A group of local Special Olympics athletes are heading to the National Summer Games in Dunedin this week. The group is part of the team of 60 athletes going from Special Olympics Hutt Valley. Ten pin bowler Tony Archer says he loves the sport. “I think it’s a fun game for everyone to play.” He has been competing since the 1980’s. Tony says he is looking forward to Dunedin and meeting new people. He says he wants to try and win a medal. “You can only do the best you can.” Basketball player Lance Pere has been playing for twenty years and represented New Zealand twice in soccer and basketball. He says he is looking forward to the games and seeing what the other teams have for them. “We are the champions at the moment.”

The athletes each had to qualify at a regional level to attend the games. Athletes have the chance to qualify for the International Games in LA in 2015 at the summer games. The games are held every four years and it costs $1100 each to compete. They have been fundraising to attend and had help from the Wainuiomata United church, Roger Hanson from H&H Electrical, the Wainuiomata Lioness’ and Sue Hillard and friends from KPMG. The team left yesterday and will return on December 1. Parent Sandra Neal says the group has worked really hard to attend. “It’s a long commitment over four years” Ten Pin Bowling Coach Ron Milburn says he is proud of how hard his team has worked. “My bowlers have been bowling really well. “We hope they all come back with a medal, preferably gold.”

Back row: Tony Archer, Todd Neal, Shane Ford, Dion Woods, Brent Milburn all representing Ten Pin Bowling. Front row: Sonali Bhatacharjee (athletics), Lance Pere (basketball), Donna Favill (athletics).

Golf club a hidden gem

James Short lines up his putt.

By Rhiannon McConnell After fighting back from financial struggles, Wainuiomata Golf Club has become a hidden treasure where experienced and new golfers can enjoy a relaxing day on the green. Club manager Paul Brosnan says a number of factors contributed, including the economic recession and increasing membership costs that resulted in a loss of members. Now the club is back on track and steadily growing. “The business is trending the right way now but it’s a slow and steady recovery. “We believe common sense business decisions will allow us to continue on in our steady recovery.” The Wainuiomata Golf Club has 430 members but Paul says they are always hoping for more. “Like all golf clubs, we would

Johny Shu, Bruce Gordon, and Russell Smith spend the day out on the course.

ideally love to have a larger membership. “Wainui Golf Course is a premium golf destination, and we would love the opportunity to share it with more players.” Paul says around 70 percent of the members come from outside of Wainuiomata. He says anyone can play golf and it is cheaper than most other sports. “Golf is more accessible, and in Wainui cheaper, than ever before in its history.” Paul describes a perfect day on the course as being a bit of sun, cloud and light winds and shooting a good score and a cold drink afterwards with some good mates. He says the club is an asset to the Wainuiomata community. “There is nothing like it in the Wellington area.

“The Wainuiomata Golf Club shows off the wonderful contrast between the city and country” The club originally opened in 1935 as a nine hole course in Stokes Valley, it was known as Tui Glen Golf Club. In 1950 the club moved to the Upper Fitzherbert Road in Wainuiomata. The club was renamed Wainuiomata Golf Club Inc. in 1967, and moved to its current location on Coast Road. It was officially opened in March 1970 as an 18 hole golf course. The clubs current top champions are women, Bettyjean Swainson and Shirley Hay who represented Wainuiomata women recently at Te Marua GC. The top men who competred at Miramar GC were Johnny Schaafhausen, Pieter Hectors and Grant Mumford.

LEFT: Jared Nicholson, Tom Kane, Malcolm Davidson, and Isaac Hunter competing in Fridays tournament at Wainuiomata Golf course.

Golfers needed for annual corporate charity Hutt City Council is calling for corporate teams to participate in the annual Charity Golf Tournament jointly sponsored by DLA Phillips Fox. New Zealand’s top professional golfer and business woman in her own right, Lynette Brooky, will be taking part in the event and will be offering a free coaching clinic between 10am-11am prior to registration. The tournament takes place annually at a one of Hutt City’s four golf courses – the venue this year is Manor Park Golf Club on Friday 29 November. The money raised will go to Naenae Primary School for the installation of solar panels to reduce their increasing electricity costs and in turn help them to raise funds for computers at the school. “Don’t miss the opportunity to enter a team or sponsor a hole, this event is a chance to get in behind a fantastic charity event and raise much needed funds for a great cause,” says Tony Stallinger, CEO. Enter a team or sponsor a hole! There will be prizes awarded and an auction held at the end of the day. The tournament kicks off with a shot-gun start at midday with refreshments provided on course.


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Wainuiomata News 27-11-13