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Public say yes to RSA By Dan Whitfield Twenty-eight Wainuiomata residents have decided a Returned and Services Association should exist in Wainuiomata. A meeting held last week showed there was sufficient interest behind reforming an RSA in the community, with more than 35 people attending and casting their vote. Former president Bart Bartlett says it was up to the public to decide and they did. To set up a new RSA, only 15 people needed vote in favour. “I’m happy with the decision to form another RSA in Wainuiomata. I’m pleased the community backed the idea as well,” Mr Bartlett says. “For what we wanted to achieve, the amount of support from the community was ample enough to create a good sized RSA,” he says. Continued page 2 SUCCESS: Former president Bart Bartlett is chuffed with the support. Photo: Daniel Whitfield

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Service club to make a comeback Continued from page 1 One of the main reasons for the reformation of an RSA in Wainuiomata is so Anzac Day and civic services can be led by club members, rather than by council representatives. A fear that the new club would end up like the old one was a concern of many that attended the meeting, and local Makere Jordan-Kaa says members of the public do not want old committee members involved. The old Wainuiomata RSA went into liquidation last year after those involved were warned it could face ongoing debts. Even though it formally had a membership of about 700, only 50 to 60 were regularly turning up. Stephen Hyde was nominated for the secretary position at

Tuesday’s meeting, with Tony Odell and Jane Chamberlain voted for as new committee members. Mr Bartlett was selected to become the chairman as well. Memberships and club fees were also a concern. Mr Bartlett says the next step would involve deciding which way to go, talking with the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association chief executive David Moger to find out what the best option would be. “It’s great to see the public excited to have an RSA come back to the community,” Mr Moger says. “Each one is a local entity and can customise themselves in their own way. We’re in the process of helping them towards re-establishing a club...

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We’re supporting them find a way forward,” he says. Over the next few months,

an RSA club could be granted back to the Wainuiomata community, otherwise members would face becoming part of a club in the Hutt Valley as a sub-branch. At this stage, Mr Bartlett is confident a club will be formed and return incorporated with the Wainuiomata Bowling Club, using its premises as a meeting place. “You can’t compare Wainuiomata to other clubs around Wellington. We need our own club and that’s what the public wants,” Mr Bartlett says. “There’s a bit of work to be done but, we have achieved what we wanted to achieve,” Mr Bartlett says. The Wainuiomata News invites you to have your say. Send an email to daniel@wsn.co.nz with your thoughts.

Back to school for science teachers By Dan Whitfield Primary school teachers based in Wainuiomata have an opportunity to improve their knowledge in science education through a $120,000

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Father Elmer Ibarra is preparing to farewell his beloved community after serving the Saint Patrick’s Parish for six years. “I’ve really enjoyed it and it will be sad to say goodbye to the church, community and people I have been so heavily involved with over the years,” Mr Ibarra says. Originally from the Philippines, he joined the church in May 2008 as an assistant to Joseph Vu, who was parish priest at the time. Mr Ibarra held this position for one year before taking on the head role himself until 2014. Enjoying pastoral life in Wainuiomata, he experienced and enjoyed working with schools, helping with baptisms and funerals, and being part of the wonderful community. Before coming to New Zealand, Mr Ibarra had been studying to become a nurse and during his studies, was very in touch with his church in the Philippines. “I liked doing what I was doing...and one day it dawned on me, why don’t I do this for life,” Mr Ibarra says. While a religious priest is a living commitment, he believed his interest toward volunteering his life to being a priest was a sign from God. “As a priest you still get to take care of people like a nurse however, through a more spiritual way,” he says. The Wainuiomata priest is destined for Australia, where he will take up a position promoting Society of the Divine Word to people that want to become a priest. “It’s something a bit different but it is still an important job. My goal is to increase our

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With almost 250,000 hectares of park land in the Wellington region, Wainuiomata residents have plenty to celebrate during Parks Week - March 3-9. Events across the region have been organised to encourage people to visit and explore local parks and although the closest ones are in Lower Hutt, locals are urged to make the trip over the hill to visit the neighbourhood reserves. Hutt Valley activities include a mayoral meander on Thursday March 6 from 12pm to 1pm at the Riddiford Gardens; and a guided walk on Sunday March 9, 10am to 12pm, at Percy Scenic Reserve. For information, visit www.huttcity. govt.nz/parks-week.

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GOODBYE: Father Elmer Ibarra will miss St Patrick’s Parish and the people involved. Photo: Daniel Whitfield

membership so we can continue work in communities around the world.” Mr Ibarra will be part of the Australian Province which encompasses Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. He hopes one day his new position will lead him back to New Zealand so he can visit his old parish and promote it to newcomers. The Wainuiomata News asked Mr Ibarra what some of the highlights were over the years. He says to be part of the golden anniversary of the church and meeting original families and priest was truly wonderful. He also says working with the schools and

community in general, exchanging stories, and working together is another special thing he will hold close to his heart. “When I arrived, everyone was so kind and accommodating, and over the years they were incredibly generous. I was treated like a local...like a Kiwi.” His last day is set to be in early June. Between leaving Wainuiomata and starting his new job in September, Mr Ibarra plans to head back to the Philippines for a bit of a holiday, visiting friends and family as well as promoting what he has been doing in New Zealand.

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Group to save Anzac parade By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student A working group has been formed to try and save Wainuiomata’s Anzac Day Parade. The parade has been under threat since the closure of the Wainuiomata Returned Services Association Club last year. Since then, Noeline Colman says locals have been worried

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that there will be no one to plan the celebrations. The uncertainty could also be hampered by the 2015 centenary for the landing at Gallipoli, Mrs Colman, told the Wainuiomata Community Board recently. “I want the board to help organise this as I feel it is an important event,” she said. The parade has been going for a number of years and she feels

Hutt City will soon be able to soak up the sound of Trinity Roots at a free summer event – Big Day Dowse. Mayor Ray Wallace is looking forward to welcoming the talented performers to the city’s annual party in the square. “I’m sure the crowds will make them feel right at home. We’re expecting about 8,000 people on the day and The Dowse Square is a great venue for the variety of acts that will be performing,” he says. Big Day Dowse is a free family friendly event and runs from 12pm to 6pm on March 23. For more information, go to www.dowse.org.nz.

that the community wants it to continue. “A lot of people enjoy going to them, it is important that we can keep it going,” Mrs Coleman says. “It is quite common for celebrations to be organised by councils and community boards,” she says. Wainuiomata’s Anzac parade usually runs from the BP service station to the War Memorial Community Centre.

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inbriefnews Moving our city forward The Town and Horticultural Halls in Lower Hutt are set to be replaced with a single, multi-purpose community venue after the Hutt City Council were told that both were earthquake-prone. To just strengthen them would alone cost $6.5 million, which is why the civic precinct concept plans aim to create an exciting community space and provide greater integration with the other places in the area. Deputy mayor and chairman of the seismic strengthening project group David Bassett says: “We need to look at the space in its entirety and ensure that it works, and is something we can be proud of – as a city, we deserve it.” Hutt City will not be losing a community space; it will still be home to the community events and civic functions enjoyed by residents over the years at the halls.

Where men can do, what men do A local club designed to promote the health and wellbeing of retired and older men in the community is seeking new members. Wainuiomata Menz Shed meets every Monday from 10am to 2pm and secretary Robbie Hinde is urging the local men come be part of a fantastic local organisation and enjoy being in a place where men can do want men do. Mr Hinde says if people are looking for a place to share skills, make or repair things, socialise or just sit and enjoy the sunshine – Wainuiomata’s Menz Shed is the place to be. It is a not-for-profit organisation open to all in the community and provides a perfect place to provide intergenerational mentoring and encouragement to young men. For more information or to join, contact Mr Hinde on 971 6857.

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YUM YUM: Jahrome Orupe, 6, enjoying some watermelon. Photo: Daniel Whitfield

Families of Gloria Jean Childcare Centre got together last week to promote 5+ A Day to young children. Assistant head teacher Amy Bannister says its important to teach children about healthy eating when they are young. A number of families turned up for the healthy evening of nibbles provided by the childcare centre. “We’re trying to promote the fact that children need servings of fruit and vegetables each day...It’s something we are really concentrating on,” Ms Bannister says. With the weather staying fine on Tuesday last week, more than 20

children received some healthy food and exercise during playtime. “This is the first time we have done something like this and with the amount of support we have received we are sure to do it again,” Ms Bannister says. Gloria Jean Childcare Centre has been operating in the community for less than a year and already has about 50 families with children enrolled in the service located on Fraser St. It has children ranging from newborn to five-year-olds. 5+ A Day is a campaign that provides information for teachers, parents and children about eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day for good health.

Breakfast speaker motivates community By Dan Whitfield An early morning inspirational wake up was what a number of Wainuiomata business representatives received last Friday. Karen Boyes, a leading Australasian speaker and trainer with 21 years experience, was welcomed back to the valley as part of Development Wainuiomata’s business networking breakfast - speaking about what makes successful people successful using habits of mind. The Habits of Mind knows how to behave intelligently when you don’t know the answer. Developed by Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick, it focuses on performance under challenging conditions that demand strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity, and craftsmanship.

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Households to benefit from solar scheme By Dan Whitfield Cleaner and cheaper power could soon be a reality with Wainuiomata home owners encouraged to take advantage of a new scheme set to promote solar energy in houses. According to MP Holly Walker households in the Lower Hutt region, including Wainuiomata, are well placed to benefit from a new Solar Homes scheme being led by the Green Party. Under the solar scheme, owners would be able to get low-cost loans from Government to install solar panels – being able to generate their own electricity. The loan would be repaid through rates and any excess power generated able to be sold back to the grid. “Households are paying too much for their power. [This] initiative will help free local households from the worry and stress of rising electricity prices,” Ms Walker says. “Our region enjoys over 2,100 annual sunshine hours, and annual electricity bills went up by $326 in the last five years, so households stand to gain a lot from the

policy,” she says. Residents that take advantage of the solar power system would allegedly be about $100 better off a year - producing $1,000 of electricity a year at current prices, but only costing $900 a year. While residents have 15 years to pay off the Government loan, the system will continue to produce free electricity for the lifetime of the panels. “Solar is a smart choice for those who want to reduce their power costs. It’s also one of the greenest forms of electricity generation out there,” says Ms Walker. “It’s a great option for many households and it would have the added benefit of creating local jobs at the same time,” she says. The Wainuiomata News spoke to a number of companies from around Wellington that install solar panels on houses. Solarzone New Zealand director Brian Sharpe says there is a reasonable number of installations throughout Wellington including the Hutt Valley. “It’s a clean energy and the savings can provide an attractive return on the investment,” Mr Sharpe says. “It can be installed by professional

GREEN MP: Holly Walker wants to promote local households to invest in solar energy. Photo: Daniel Whitfield

installers with minimum disruption to the household and ongoing maintenance is minimal,” he says. Five years ago a limited amount of New Zealand homes had solar panels however, that has now risen to about 2,000. The location and orientation of the roof is important as shading can impair the performance of the system, Mr Sharpe says.

“This needs to be considered for every installation as it [solar power] may not be an ideal solution for some homeowners,” he says. The Green Party is hoping to have 30,000 New Zealand households generating their own electricity over the next few years and the growth of the industry is set to create about 1,000 additional jobs.

Big push to get on leader board By Dan Whitfield With seven months left of the first round, there is still a chance for Hutt City to grasp victory in the Gigatown competition. As of last week, Hutt City was in 16th place with 10,132 points while Wanaka was leading the race with 904,302 points. Organised by New Zealand telecommunications service Chorus, the competition is set to give a town in New Zealand the chance to win access to the fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere. Since it kicked off in September, Kiwis have been using social media

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to tweet, like and share their views on why their town should get one gigabit per second internet connection for three years. Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace is urging everyone to sign up, choosing Hutt City as their town, and then start using hashtags - #GigatownHuttCity or #gigatownhut - on your Facebook, Twitter, Instragram and Youtube pages. He says with a big push Hutt City can start moving up the ladder and into the tops spots. “It would be about moving us forward as a region and people need to understand there will benefit for communities,” Mr Wallace says.

Chorus general manger for marketing and sales Victoria Crone says it is great to see how much enthusiasm there is for the potential of ultra fast broadband “The vision is to create a leading digital innovation hub for New Zealand which showcases how ultra-fast broadband will re-define our economy, reshape how our children learn and change how our communities live, work and play,” says Ms Crone. It will help transform our communities and boost economic growth, she says. For more information on the project, visit www.gigatown.co.nz.

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Question: What are your opinions on an RSA being reformed in Wainuiomata? Do you support it?

Fran McGurk Wainuiomata “It’s important. Definitely support it. It was sad when it closed and a bit of a shock.”

Jane Chamberlain Wainuiomata

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Maureen DeGiorgis Wainuiomata

“I don’t want it to die…It needs to continue.”

“Yes, in support of it. It is important.”

“In support of it. Wainuiomata needs to have one.”

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

letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to news@wsn. co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in emails.

Dear Ed, It was very disappointing that police were too busy in Lower Hutt to attend an out of control party in our street. [We made] several calls to them during Friday night/Saturday morning [in relation to the party] which had young people rampaging up and down our street from 8pm Friday evening to 5am Saturday morning - screaming, yelling, cursing, fighting and, as is very obvious, painting bright orange graffiti on our rates paid for bus shelter and bollards along with a neighbour’s fence. If we had our own police on call here in Wainuiomata we would surely have had a quicker response and the party

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“Very important to have RSAs. It’s a place for the returned service men and a place to remember those who did not return. I’d come if Wainuiomata had an RSA again.”

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Garden club starts for year The Wainuiomata Garden Club had its first meeting of the year recently and say members admired a number of gardens to kick off 2014. Gardens belonging to Alice Williams, Barbara Boardman, Jan Packer, Joy Jones and Barbara Bennett all featured in the first meeting, dubbed a Garden Ramble - finishing with birthday celebrations and supper at the hall. A spokesperson from the Wainuiomata club says all gardens were beautiful and all were very different.

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would have been shut down, the rat bags would have been sent home, or better yet, arrested and the graffiti would not have happened. Do we as residents in this town of around 19,000 people have to provide our own type of policing? Do we have to form vigilante groups to protect our citizens from this type of trouble making? Why don’t we have at least two officers living or staying in Wainuiomata every night to be on call for this type of trouble? Why do we have to wait for troublemakers in Lower Hutt to settle down before anyone bothers to come and see why we rang 111? By 5am we still hadn’t seen any police

officers and by then we had given up on any sleep. Regards, Karryn McKenna Dear Ms McKenna, I spoke with Sergeant Bradley Allen, of the Wainuiomata Police, on Monday about the alleged party and according to him there were no accounts of an out of control party in the area over the weekend. I have replied to you with his email so you can discuss this matter further with him. Many thanks, Wainuiomata News reporter, Daniel Whitfield

Whanau day out Members of Te Tira Whakaau, Wainuiomata High School’s kapa haka group, need the support of the community if they are to attend a cultural exchange in America next year. A fundraiser – Whanau Day in the Nui – has been organised in conjunction with the school’s gala and is set to run on Saturday, March 15. The community is encouraged to bring family and friends to the gala which boasts a number of stalls as well as a bouncy castle, car wash and hangi; as well as entering a team into the touch

and netball tournament. Touch and netball teams have the chance to win $400 if they finish first in the tournament. A registration fee of $150 applies. Organisers would like to see the community come along and support the high school and students preparing for the exchange. For more information or if you would like a stall, contact Matauranga TeRauna on 021 035 6274. Registrations for the tournament close on March 12.

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By Daniel Whitfield The Wainuiom Another year ata News sat has started the school represent mata High down with School and at Wainuio- what chosen to represent head students they want atives and found out to achieve apart from the their goals this year – level three for 2014. school have set exams. Callum, Wainuiom Year 13 students ata’s Callum Mackane the desire to and Anchal maintain a head boy, has level the roles of Singh were appointess associated with head boy and wearing the of pride d their counterp girl, while uniform. school “It’s Ashleigh Low arts Tyler Heath and school.an important part head students. are this year’s deputy I want everyone of being at their school to represent properly,” Continued he says. HEAD STUDENT page 2 S: Ashleigh and Anchal Singh. Photo: Low, left, Tyler Heath Daniel Whitfi (back), Callum eld Mackaness (front)

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A former Wainuiomata Intermediate student has secured her spot on a New Zealand waka ama squad heading to Rio de Janerio later this year. Jaleighquar Rahiri will be part of a team of eight paddling in the junior J19K division and will compete against a number of countries at the World Championship Sprints event in August. While waka ama is the one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sports and the country’s reputation is second to none, Jaleighquar says to be named as part of the elite squad is a dream come true.

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First Home With Potential Some input from you will create a lovely family home! Sun-room, 3 bedrooms, separate toilet, heat-pump & woodburner. Fenced + garage workshop. For Sale $209,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5133 Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

4-5 Bedrooms Plus Location 4-5 bedrooms & extra space. Spa room, 2 toilets & gas heating. Garage with internal access. Section needs work but rear deck & yard offer good potential. For Sale $285,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5146 Open SUN 12.15-12.45 Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

Style In Hyde Street Stylish family home, open plan flows through to the deck & sunny backyard, 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Did I mention the pizza oven? Yum! Tender 26th March 2014 12pm View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5169 Open SUN 12 - 12.30pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

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3 bedroom home, original kitchen, remodelled bathroom & separate toilet, T & G floorboards, Gas, DVS, garage/workshop, double carport. Potential to add value! For Sale $210,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5166 Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

Central With Potential Sunny 3 bedroom home. Medium density location for better development potential. Aluminium joinery, great kids section, big garden shed, double garage. For Sale $247,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5150 Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

Downsizing? Close to mall, low maintenance home & section, 3 bedrooms, open plan lounge/dining/kitchen, internal access garage, ½ share 809m2 fully fenced section, patio & deck. For Sale $279,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5170 Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

A Favourite In Fernlea! 3 bedrooms, new carpet, rewired, double garage & carport. Insulated ceiling/underfloor. Heatpump, fireplace & night-store. Deck & fully fenced. Call now! For Sale $254,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5160 Open SUN 2.30 - 3pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

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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 By Appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

Handy Location With Extras.. Handy Location with Extras. Deck & built-in BBQ area, gas fire, 5 bedrooms, master with French doors, gas infinity hot water, fully fenced. Call any time. For Sale $285,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5142 Open By Appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Affordable Entry Level Lifestyle! The lifestyle feel with the convenience of being close to transport & minutes from town. 4 bedrooms, 2 WCs, heatpump and low maintenance, call today! For Sale $345,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5156 Open By Appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Lifestyle Living At It’s Finest! 3 double bedrooms (master has ensuite), 2 Living, 6 car garage, office, outbuildings, 10 acres. 510 mins from town, approx 30 mins to Wellington CBD. For Sale $970,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5165 Open by appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

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Sought After Location! Step onto the property ladder! 2 double bedroom, generous living, single garage, off street parking, 809m2 partially fenced flat section. To view call now! For Sale $210,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5145 Open By Appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Move Into Momona! 3 bedrooms, modernised kitchen, floor to ceiling tiles in bathroom, heat-pump & wood-burner. French doors to private deck. Garage/workshop, fully fenced. Call now! For Sale $280,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5158 Open SUN 1.30 - 2pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Where Your Dreams Begin 3 bedrooms, well established neighbourhood, near kindy & primary school, bus at gate, fully fenced back garden, double garage. Call to view today! For Sale $219,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5157 Open SUN 1 - 1.30pm Ann Watkins P 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

First Home?.... Or step onto the property investment ladder. 3 bedrooms, open-plan kitchen/dining + doors leading to a sunny deck, fully fenced, lined garage with a side room, Ring now! For Sale $209,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5159 Open SUN 1.45 - 2.15pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

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Built To Last Home with established gardens looking for a new family. 3 good size bedrooms, large lounge & spacious kitchen/dining room. Fernlea school zone. For Sale $239,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5148 Open By Appointment Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

Tidy And Cosy Don’t Miss Out! 2 double bedrooms, extra room (could be walk-in wardrobe or study), separate living/ kitchen, deck to the garden & vege garden. Call to view! For Sale $174,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5154 Open SUN 1.15-1.45pm Renee Selig & David Selig P 04 564 0007 M 027 355 4501 M 027 4458 944

Great Location! Close to shops, schools & public transport, 3 double bedrooms, open plan living areas. Wood burner with wetback + Heatpump. Single garage/workshop - auto doors. For Sale $255,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5168 Open SUN 12.30 - 1pm David Selig & Renee Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 355 4501

Rural Paradise Minutes From Town 1860’s Historical homestead cottage. 4 double bedrooms, open plan living, designer kitchen. Large grounds, enormous garage/workshop Tender 12th March 2014 11am View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5161 Open Sun 2 - 3pm David Selig & Renee Selig P 564 0000 M 027 4458944 M 027 3554501

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Sellers Say Sell!! 3 double bedroom home, family room/office, sunny conservatory. Indoor/outdoor flow, tastefully decorated & modernised throughout. Garage, carport, DVS. Call Lisa today! For Sale $244,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5141 Open SUN 2 - 2.30pm Lisa Black (Gough) P 564 0006 M 027 668 6477 E lisa.black@harcourts.co.nz

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MINUTES WITH: Sandy Dalgety Wainuiomata Fire Brigade station officer What is your favourite food?

Your favoured holiday destination?

Who would you invite to dinner?

Chinese

Europe

John Cleese

What makes you smile?

What’s your favourite music?

A good English Comedy

1980s

What’s your pet hate?

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

Graffiti

I own a Rolls Royce

Cup of tea anyone? A beautiful country garden will be the setting for a Devonshire Tea fundraiser being run by Wainuiomata Pioneer Church. The event will be held at 8 Whitcher Grove on March 16 from 11am to 4pm.

Organisers say visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy some beautfil surroundings while enjoying a spot of tea. In the event of wet weather, the fundraiser will be postponed until March 23.

What’s next on your wish list? Winning Lotto

A saying you like to live by? “Live the dream.”

Office manager will miss children and community By Dan Whitfield

Vivian Wu Howick College

Averil Fry is not your typical office lady. Some may call her kind and caring, others may call her the school mum but what she really is, is the school’s back bone. Starting off at Wood Hatton Primary School until it closed and then spending 13 years at Fernlea Primary School, the school office manager has spent the past 28 years in a job she says is just fabulous.

While Mrs Fry would love to stay on at the Wainuiomata primary school, she is now looking to start another chapter of her life – retiring in Easter. “The thing I like most is the variety of the job. One minute you can be putting a plaster on a child’s finger, next you could be dealing with the Ministry of Education,” Mrs Fry says. “The children are also an amazing part of the job...watching young five-year-olds turn into

TIME FOR A CHANGE: Averil Fry will miss the school when she retires at the end of the term. Photo: Dan Whitfield

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budding young adults and head off on further school careers is a good feeling,” she says. The role that Mrs Fry held can often be busy, but is always a lot of fun and always full of enjoyment. Mrs Fry has seen multiple generations grow up in and around the community, with children from Wood Hatton having had children of their own and sending them to Fernlea. She has not always been a school office manager, spending some time as a legal secretary. Mrs Fry has also lived in the United Kingdom, seen the world through the eyes of an overseas experience in 1969, and fell in love with her now husband – Chris Fry. The next phase of Mrs Fry’s journey through life includes tending to her garden, spending time with family members both young and old, as well as traveling overseas – enjoying the company of those around her. “The whole job is rewarding. It’s been such a great experience and to be part of a school like Fernlea is great.” After living in Wainuiomata for about 35 years, Mrs Fry loves the community. One thing she says she will miss is the children giving her hugs if she sees them in the mall or while she is enjoying a coffee on Queen St. “There will be some changes at Fernlea this year,” Mrs Fry says, talking about her departure.

Dogs to stay off courts Wainuiomata Tennis Club president Toni Kane is annoyed with how uncooperative some dog owners are towards one of the club’s rules. The club has signs up at both its entrances stating dogs are not permitted in the tennis club grounds at all times. Despite this, Toni tells the Wainuiomata News recently he

mowed the lawns and had to remove three mounds of dog feces. “Not only was it unpleasant to have to remove, it had been unwittingly trod in and spread,” he says. The Wainuiomata organisation hosted its Club Championships Mixed Doubles recently and while it was an awesome day, Toni says

the smell of dog feces was the only disappointing bit. Toni is asking people to more vigilant around the club and that if people see someone bring their dog in, please point out that dogs need to be outside the premises. The club is located on Main Rd, Homedale.


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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that promises great health benefits, yet many adults fall short. Vitamin D is a star nutrient these days, as research links it to numerous health benefits. Studies suggest vitamin D may go beyond its well-established role in bone health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and more. What makes vitamin D unique is that it is a vitamin and also a hormone your body can make from the sun. Despite the ability to get vitamin D from food and the sun, there is still a large number of people who are deficient. Why? Vitamin D is not abundant in our food choices and the sun is not a reliable source for everyone.

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For former  pa*ents  of  the  prac*ce  this  is  a  Ime  of  inevitable  change  and  possible  uncertainty.       Our  new  Healthcare  Team  will  do  everything  possible  to  assist  each  family  and/or  individual     idenIfy  their  ongoing  health  needs,  as  well  as  helping  them  choose  their  new  family  doctor.         Drs.  Sandy  Dawson,  Philip  Harrison  and  Liz  Hemmingsen  will     be  accepIng  new  paIents  from  WOA.   Please note that our HUTT CENTRAL practice HCHC (HC) remains located at LEVIN HOUSE, 330 High Street, Lower Hutt 5010 Phone 04 576 2009 HCHC (HC & WOA) are both RNZCGP Teaching Practices

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Sometimes Life is a Pain! Pain is the body’s signal that something is wrong. Pain has many causes, and the first step in pain relief is finding out and understanding reasons for the pain. If it is headache, pain from physical injury such as muscle strain, or period pain, then treatment can be straight forward. “We have various kinds of pain relief medicines available” say Clive. “But because they work in different ways, and because some people can have problems with some products, it is important to talk with us to decide the best treatment. Your pharmacist can help to avoid problems, such as reactions to pain medicine or interaction with other medicines you take.”

Many factors affect the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D, including season, time of day, latitude, air pollution, cloud cover, sunscreen, body parts exposed, colour, and age. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen and getting vitamin D from food and supplements rather than risk the harmful rays of the sun. Vitamin D is naturally present in few foods. Food manufacturers are fortifying other foods, such as yogurt, cereal, and orange juice, to help consumers fill the nutrient gap in their diets. Ideally, vitamin D is added to a food or beverage that contains calcium. Vitamin D is needed for maximum absorption of calcium from the intestine, helping to build strong bones and teeth. Together with calcium, vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis in older adults. Without enough vitamin D, bones can become brittle and prone to fracture. Best Sources of Vitamin D The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits. - Salmon has by far the most Vitamin D of any food - A serving of tuna has a healthy dose of Vitamin D - more than one-third of a daily dose. -Flatfish like sole and flounder have about one-fourth a day’s worth of Vitamin D. - Fortified milk has about one-fifth a day’s worth of Vitamin D (whole milk has more than skim).

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Some pain relief medicines available from your pharmacy are: Paracetamol is useful for mild to moderate pain. It reduces pain and helps lower body temperature in fevers. Paracetamol provides effective pain relief for children, but dosing should not continue beyond 24 hours unless advised by the pharmacist or doctor. It is really important to take the exact dose as given on the label for a specific age group or weight. For adults the recommended dose is to take up to two tablets with a maximum of 8 tablets in a 24 hour period. Anti-inflammatory Drugs also known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), include aspirin and ibuprofen. They are used for soft tissue injuries, muscle aches, headache, period pain, dental pain, and painful inflammatory conditions. Aspirin should not be given to children under twelve years of age, and people with asthma or allergic conditions or stomach problems should check with their doctors or pharmacists before taking NSAIDs. Codeine is usually reserved for stronger pain that is not controlled by paracetamol or NSAIDs. Codeine is available when combined with other pain-relief medicines (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen or another NSAID), or with cough and cold medicines. For more severe pain codeine is available on prescription. Codeine can cause nausea, drowsiness, and skin rashes in some people and regular use of codeine, for longer than 3 days at a time, can cause constipation. Taking more than the recommended dose of any pain killer can lead to serious problems. “As pharmacists, we know how effective different pain relievers are in the management of different types of pain. However,” advises Clive, “if we believe the underlying condition resulting in the pain is of a more serious nature, or long-term pain relief is needed, we will encourage you to see your doctor.” “In addition, because pain relievers often are combined with other medicines for different conditions, we advise people to check the ingredient lists when buying medicines, so they don’t double-up and risk harm. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding need to check with their doctors, or with us, about pain medicines that are safe to take.”

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- Three little ounces of pork can provide as much as almost one-seventh of a daily dose. The most can be found in ribs, and the amount of Vitamin D in pork varies greatly by cut and preparation. You’ll barely get any Vitamin D from a slice of ham. - Two large eggs have about one-tenth of a daily dose of Vitamin D. - Ricotta cheese stands out among cheeses for its relatively high Vitamin D content. It would still take about 24 servings to get your daily dose solely from ricotta cheese (not recommended). That said, ricotta has about five times as much Vitamin D as most other cheeses.

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NOTICE FOR PATIENTS

FLU VACCINATIONS These are available now. Please call the Health Centre to make an appointment with the Nurse to have your Flu Vaccination done.

Other services available at Whai Oranga Health Centre: HVDHB : • Social Worker • District Health Nurses • Wound Care • Hearing and Vision • Community Mental Health Team

• Aotea Pathology Laboratory • Petone Physiotherapy • Kokiri Marae Hauora Health and Social Services • Tu-Kotahi Asthma Clinic • Free Counselling Services • Dietitian • Respiratory

Getting the facts on flurodie A new website, www.fluoridefacts.govt.nz will help local communities make informed decisions on water fluoridation, Health Minister Tony Ryall says. The most recent nationwide New Zealand survey into oral health showed 40 percent less tooth decay on average for children living in fluoridated areas compared with non-fluoridated areas, Mr Ryall says. He noted that fluoride occurs naturally in water but New Zealand, like several other countries, has low levels. In New Zealand the levels of fluoride used in community water fluoridation are carefully monitored and within the guidelines of the World Health Organization and other public health agencies. Mr Ryall says tooth decay, which is less likely in individuals when fluoride is added to the water supply, is painful and costly when fillings are needed to treat it. Community water fluoridation is effective, safe and an affordable way to provide the dental health benefits to everyone in a community.”

HEALING ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH Lecture by Dr G Koniuszko on 12 March at 7pm. During this lecture the teachings of Bruno Groening will be explained. In Germany, during the 19.40’s, Groening spoke about higher power that can help and heal, he called this power Heilstorm (healling force). Today, groups around the world experience the same healing force. Everyone is invited. Free entry. Venue details: Alfred Cole House, 83 - 85 Hutt Road. Contact 021 062 7762.


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Superstars prepare for the stage

THE CAST: From left - James Fluker (Judas), Bianca Twort (Mary) and Chris Gordon (Jesus). Photo: Supplied

With the cast all sorted, rehearsals have begun for Wainuiomata Little Theatre’s big production for the 2014 season. Jesus Christ Superstar, the theatre’s first production of the year, is a rock opera based on the last week of Jesus’ life and was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage. The show opened in October 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York, with the London production opening in August 1972 with Paul Nicholas (Jesus), Stephen Tate (Judas) and Dana Gillespie (Mary Magdalene). When it closed, some eight years and 3,358 performances later, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history – now it is Wainuiomata’s turn.

7pm-9:15pm at the Old Wainuiomata College. Mr Paterson says it has been a great few weeks of full-on rehearsals and the first group of songs in the show are coming along well - all they need now is a little polishing. Shows are set to run from May 1 to 10 with tickets costing $10 for an adult and $5 for a child. Tickets are available from March 24 from Clive’s Chemist on Queen St in Wainuiomata. Mr Paterson says it would be great to see the community get involved and hopes to see everyone come to the shows. “These shows could not be achieved without a huge volunteer group who give up countless hours in rehearsals, lighting, ticket sales, backstage, and front of house activities,” he says.

School students win ‘mean green’ design competition

New stadium proposal may cost ratepayers Wainuiomata ratepayers could be asked to contribute towards a football stadium proposed for the Petone Recreation Ground if plans go ahead. Last month, the Hutt City Council was requested to provide $25 million over a few years by its Community Facilities Trust to support the stadium to help fund the new arena. Set to cost about $48 million, it would be built at the southern end of Petone Recreation Ground seating 12,000 people. It would also provide the area with a multi-purpose community sport and event centre as well as play host to the Wellington Phoenix football team. Hutt City Community Facilities Trust has been invited to make a detailed submission to Hutt City Council requesting a council contribution towards the proposal of $25 million be considered. Mayor Ray Wallace says: “the submission will be made as part of Hutt City Council’s long-term financial planning cycle and if supported, will be put forward for community consultation from mid-April 2014.” He says it is a big project and is not something council can rush.

The theatre’s Barry Paterson says after a successful season of Grease in 2013 it was decided to really challenge ourselves as a musical theatre group and produce Jesus Christ Superstar for our community in this year. “Rehearsals started in February and we have a local cast and crew of over 40 people working extremely hard to produce a show that does justice to this iconic rock opera,” Mr Paterson says. “As we did in Grease both myself and Barbara Wray are directing and we are extremely pleased with the level of talent we have in our community and the development our club has achieved over a short space of time,” he says. Rehearsal days at this stage are organised and held on Sunday, Monday and Thursday each week, running from

By Dan Whitfield

SLIP AND SLIDE: Deon and two year old Kayden Williams. Photo: Daryl New

Loads of fun at mudslide event Despite gusty, drizzly conditions, this year’s Wainuiomata Scout mudslide event went off without any hiccups. Members of the community joined scouts as they

enjoyed an entertaining and awesome experience with an event that is set to return again next year. It was held at the old Wainuiomata College on Moohan St.

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Students from Wainuiomata Primary School have a knack for future-thinking after winning the recent Genesis Energy Schoolgen ‘Mean Green House’ competition. The competition, one of a range of activities offered to schools by the power company, saw a number of students team up to design and build a scale model of an energy efficient house that used solar energy as effectively as possible. Schoolgen team leader Maggie Twaddle says this nationwide competition links real life learning to an exciting challenge for students as they design an energy efficient house that uses free solar energy. “The competition involves the students in a rich journey of inquiry-learning as

they research, design and build a scale model of their version of a ‘Mean Green House’ said Maggie. The local primary school placed first equal with Stanley Bay School and for their efforts, the students won a prize for themselves plus an educational prize pack for their school to help future students learn more about energy. Details of Wainuiomata Primary School’s entry are on www.schoolgen.co.nz. Schoolgen was launched in 2006 as one of the Genesis Energy’s key community initiatives, aims to teach children about renewable energy and energy efficiency. It is also an initative to help schools reduce their energy use through increasing awareness on how it is using it and how much it is using.

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HIGH OCTANE: The Wellington Stock Car team line up at the Meeanee Speedway in Napier.

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the Palmerston North Pumas in the second race. The combined points from the first two races put the locals into a third and fourth place race which did not go to plan. Robertson and Tye’s team ended mid table. Roberston and Tye raced as part of six man club representative team from Wellington. Last weekend’s team event was meeting number 15 of the 2013/14 season for the stock car division. The next outing for the Wellington stock car team is in two weeks at an event in Palmerston North. Also racing on the night were ministocks.

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Wainuiomata drivers Dale Robertson and Brendon Tye have come away from the Hawke’s Bay with a result that could have been better. Robertson and Tye competed in the Peter Barry Team event that was recently held at Meeanee Speedways in Napier, finishing in fourth place overall out of eight teams. “We didn’t go very well,” Roberston says. “The team won the first race but lost the last two...It’s a bit disappointing leaving with the fourth placing overall,” he says. The two drivers first up convincingly beat a North Island select team however, then narrowly lost to

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A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative. The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection. If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held. Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to: Chairperson, Board of Trustees St Claudine Thévenet School 14 Rata Street, Wainuiomata Lower Hutt, 5014 by: 1st April 2014

We wish to employ a skilled, enthusiastic and friendly person to take over the running of our school office for 30 hours per week, commencing Monday 31 March 2014 (or by negotiation). For further information and a Job Description please visit the school website – www.fernlea.school.nz

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Home advantage for Whitaker By Dan Whitfield and Andy McGechan

Wainuiomata rider Jake Whitaker rips through a water obstacle in the recent round one. Photo: Andy McGechan

TriAbility Triathalon for everyone Wainuiomata athletes will be out and about next weekend, taking part in the Disabled Resources Trust TriAbility Triathlon. Held at Williams Jones Park in Wainuiomata, the national event aims to promote awareness about healthy lifestyles and disabilities in local communities. This is the first triathlon of its kind in New Zealand and encourages competitors to train, enter, compete, complete and cross the finish line alongside their supporters. Event chief executive officer Susan Gray wants people to know that the event is “not exclusive” and competitors do not have to have a disability, be a top athlete or be local to enter. “We have complete beginners who are still learning to swim, right through to medal-winning national para-triathletes entering, so the range of participants is extensive and encouraging,” she says. Athletes will race one of two courses – a coast distance made up of a 700m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run, or a valley distance of a 300m swim, 11km cycle and 2.5km run. The TriAbility triathlon will run on March 15. More information can be found at www.hvdrt.org.nz.

Wainuiomata rider Jake Whitaker is hoping for a better fi nish when he returns home to Wellington this weekend for round two of the KTM New Zealand Enduro Championships. Held in the regional Waikato town of Whangamata, the young rider finished round one in seventh position, after defending national champion and Glen Eden rider Chris Birch won the event and Auckland counterpart Liam Draper and Kaikohe’s Mitchell Nield took the remaining podium places. Whitaker was racing alongside New Zealand’s elite riders and as a fellow national champion, he too was fighting for a spot on the podium from the moment the first race began. The rest of the top placing riders were made up of Auckland’s Chris Power, Feilding’s Freddie Milford-Cottam and Taupo teenager Greg De Lautour, who rounded out the top six finishers in round one. With round two looming large for the nation’s leading riders,

competitors will take part in the Wellington event set to be held at a forest track near Porirua this Saturday. The local seven-time former and the current national mototrials champion Jake Whitaker is excited for another chance to race, he is hoping he can place further up the field. “First round, two weeks ago, I was second in my class - which is the 0-300 4stroke - and seventh overall, so wanting to improve on that with hopefully a class win,” Whitaker says. “Realistically, an overall win for me at this particular type of racing is still a huge ask as I’m still learning so much. This is only my second season in the enduro scene, coming off the trials bike, and there are definitely some new challenges in it for me. “My speed is getting better and, if things keep going the way they are, I hope to show some good results throughout the season...starting with this weekend,” he says. Racing kicks off at Moonshine Motocross Track on Bulls Run Road, near Pauatahanui, around 10am on Saturday.

“Most of the track will be in the Forest. I imagine there will be plenty of tree roots and the ground up there can be pretty rocky and loose in places,” Whitaker says. Whitaker will have his sights zeroed in on Birch, with the hope he can halt another winstreak by the Kiwi rider. Birch won all six rounds of the national championship series last season and the last thing any of this year’s riders want is for him to start building up momentum for another unbeaten run in 2014. “I’m really looking forward to racing on Saturday. It’s not very often I get to compete so close to home so it will be good not to have all the travel...also I’ll be reasonably familiar with the terrain,” Whitaker says. Following the weekend’s action, the series heads to the Riverhead Forest in Auckland for round three on March 23, followed by round four in Christchurch on April 5, round five at Oparau on April 19 and, finally wrapping up at Waimiha in the King Country on May 10.

Doubles champs at tennis club Alastair McIntyre and Tania Martin have been crowned mixed doubles champions at Wainuiomata Tennis Club. Other winners included father and son duo, Darren and Patrick McVey who won the Hall Cup; and brothers, James and Joshua Castle who won the Arahanoa Rosebowl. A sausage sizzle on the final day

raised $102.80 towards the club’s new roof fund. President Toni Kane says it is support like this that makes being a member of the tennis club brilliant. The next major event on the Wainuiomata calendar is the club’s doubles championships on Sunday, March 9.

Cricket workshop teaches schools By Dan Whitfield Students from St Claudine Thevenet, Konini Primary and Fernlea schools got to know the sport of cricket a little better last week with help from the local club. The three schools took part in a cricket workshop run by Wainuiomata Cricket Club at Brian Heath Park. It consisted of the children learning valuable ball handling skills as well as getting a chance to have a mini inter-school competition against their fellow peers. Wainuiomata Cricket Club chief development officer Sunni Chan said it was about giving them skills they can use when playing the game as well as teaching them about cricket itself. A bag of cricket gear was donated to each school by the club, with help of Wainuiomata ANZ – who also jumped on board with the cricket workshop.

CRICKETERS IN THE MAKING: Fernlea School students Karizma Kumar, 10, and Miracle Fa’atau, 8. Photos: Daniel Whitfield


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Community gathers to farewell legend Michael “Juggler” Sharp Wainuiomata rugby league player Michael “Juggler” Sharp was remembered last week, after he lost his battle with cancer recently. Born in Lower Hutt on November 10, 1976, Michael has been a member of the Wainuiomata community most of his life – attending Arakura Primary School and, Wainuiomata Intermediate and college. Michael started his sporting career playing soccer for Arakura at the age of six, until he was convinced by his older brother Richard Sharp to start playing Rugby League when he was 11 years old. It was from then on Michael found his life time love and passion for the game of Rugby League. The Wainuiomata Rugby League Club member enjoyed a successful career representing Wellington, winning local and national grand finals - playing arguably the most premier games for his club. “No matter what the situation, my brother never gave in. Even when the chips were down, he would keep his head up having that same contagious smile and say ‘don’t worry about me Rich I’m solid’,” Richard says. Alongside his interest and passion for the game, Michael also enjoyed his position at the Department of Corrections, and was proud of his role. Michael had friends from all walks of life. At times he could be stubborn and always voiced his opinion no matter how controversial. The local man was very caring, sensitive and loyal to those he shared his life with. Richard says, he was always his own man and was never a follower. He was also happiest when he was with his son Cairo, who he loves more than anything in the world, Richard says. At Michael’s funeral last Friday, there were many stories told about the Wainuiomata legend including one where he took his dad’s car for a joyride and got into a bit of a predicament. “During the weekends, when the ‘old man’ wasn’t home, Michael liked to take dad’s car joyriding

ing, got it stuck and put a dent in the car.’ Michael said, ‘funny that, I had the same dream too’,” he says. Richard says although Michael was his younger brother, one thing he taught him is that at times you have to get out of your comfort zone if you want to get ahead. He helped touch so many lives, leaving a legacy that will always be remembered. Michael’s spirit will be lived through his mum, dad, brother, nephew, Xavier and son, Cairo. In and around Wainuiomata Michael has been the focus of many memories and stories recently but, he is one that will never be forgotten among friends and family. Richard read the eulogy at last Friday’s funeral held at Wainuiomata Pukeatua Marae, and says he is grateful to family and friends who came out to share and celebrate Michael’s life. “Everyone’s love, generosity and support have been overwhelming. [It’s really] helped us get through this difficult time,” Richard says. “My best friend and brother I love you, and I know you are with us always.”

Wainuiomata r u g by l e agu e player Michael Sharp.

Wainuiomata rugby league player Michael Sharp

with the boys. This one time Mike got the car stuck at a party and needed his mates to give it a push out of a ditch however, he ended up putting a dent in the car,” Richard says. Their dad used to drive busses at the time and a girl who happened to catch his bus was a neighbour of the house the party was at, and told him everything that had happened. “Dad said, ‘Michael I want a word with you’. ‘Yeah, what’s that Dad?’ Dad replied, ‘I had a dream last night that you took my car joyrid-

REMEMBERANCE: A minutes silence in memory of Wainuiomata Rugby League Premiere player Mike Sharp who passed away recently after a long battle with cancer. Photo: Daryl New

Wainuiomata High School celebrates Athletics Day Wainuiomata High School held its annual athletics day on Wednesday, February 19. The whole school event saw many students participate, some for fun,

and others competitively. Tuwhare house took out the most points for the day, with a total of 406 points.

HE’S GOT THE HIGHT: Trent McKinney making it over the high jump.

GIVING IT HIS ALL: Vincent Lemau lines up his shot in the javelin event.

BLUES ALL THE WAY: Brian Smith, left, Jarred Hawira, Harrison Tanirau, Missy Speers, right, in their house colours.


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