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Ken remembers this Anzac Day By Dan Whitfield With Anzac Day commemorations happening this Friday, the Wainuiomata News spoke with Ken Salmon about being a returned serviceman for both the British and New Zealand defence forces with overseas experience inside World War Two. Mr Salmon decided to begin a career in the British Army after growing up in a war-time era. He started as an army apprentice in 1944 and early on in his career, he completed a number of training courses and battalions to become qualified for his role as army artificer. Following about two years, Mr Salmon was posted to East Africa to put his top of the trade position into action. He was in charge of inspecting units and mending vehicles of all types including armoured trucks. Despite not having been involved in major campaigns, Mr Salmon says many times he has worked in environments that had elements of danger, which meant he had to have an armoured guard follow him around. Continued page 2 VETERAN: Local resident Ken Salmon talks to the Wainuiomata News about his stories this Anzac Day.

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Shooting enthusiasts from around the region could see a purpose-built facility established at the old Wainuiomata Landfill, if a proposal is passed by Hutt City Council and the local community board. Earlier this year, council was approached by a number of shooting and rifle organisations interested in discussing the possibility of creating a multi shooting sports facility at the Coast Road site. A multi shooting sports facility planned for Wainuiomata would likely include a number of ranges and areas for different sports. The Wainuiomata Landfill officially closed on December 31, 2012, and has recently been capped in readiness for a range

of possible future uses. Community board members and interested parties met on April 2 to discuss the potential of leasing the land to Hutt Valley Shooting Association. While plans and concepts for the proposed shooting range development are still being discussed, the idea is supported by a majority of council staff. Reserves assets manager Craig Cottrill says before the range is developed resource consent will need to be required and council officers are set to work with the shooting association during this process. The development of a multi shooting sports facility at the recently closed Wainuiomata Landfill would allegedly be entirely funded by the Hutt Valley

LANDFILL: The old Wainuiomata landfill.

Shooting Association. “The association would also be required to pay a lease rental which would be determined on the total area of land leased under the reserves rental formula,” Mr Cottrill says. A spokesperson from Hutt Valley Shooting Association indicated that as well as catering for its expected 1200 affiliated

members, it would also provide regular opportunities for the public to use the facility. Representatives from Council, the New Zealand Police and New Zealand Mountain Safety Council visited the site to confirm that if developed as a rifle and pistol range it would be classed as a ‘no danger’ range because of the surrounding terrain.

Ken tells his stories this Anzac Day Continued from page 1 While in East Africa, Mr Salmon served in areas including Egypt, Malawi and Zambia, and Kenya during times of terrorist activity. Mr Salmon tells the Wainuiomata News about a time he heard of two children who were kidnapped and killed by terrorists becuase they were playing with toy guns. “It was scary at night...You just had to pray you didn’t get a puncture when returning from duties as you would have been a sitting duck,” Mr Salmon says. Mr Salmon was probably one of the youngest members of the army when he joined – being only 14 years of age. In 1955, still relatively young, Mr Salmon left the British Army but was recalled as a reserve at the time of the Suez Crisis. Finally after four years, he finished serving and left to come to New Zealand with his wife, Jean. Spending eight years outside the armed forces, Mr Salmon decided to make a return to his previous career choice, and rejoined the New Zealand Army. “I had military training as we were soldiers first and a tradesman second... However when I joined the New Zealand

VETERAN: Ken Salmon was 14-yearsold when he joined the Army.

Army I had to undergo more training and education.” Mr Salmon, once signed up, became an instructor for armoured vehicles based in

Waiouru for a number of years, until making the move to Trentham for a position in the motor transport and engine reconditioning sector. When the Wainuiomata resident retired from the army at the age of 53, he was working in the defence production office as a contractor inspector. “I would not have changed anything...I didn’t want to do an every day job so I would have still ended up joining the army,” Mr Salmon says. “I was able to do things I didn’t think I would have ever done. I had a variety of jobs over the years, all ranging in authority and expertise. I finished courses and received qualifications for high pressured and skilled positions within the army at a young age,” he says. Mr Salmon returned with a 39-45 victory medal as well as a long service and good conduct award. He also received a New Zealand Defence Force medal and East Africa general service acknowledgement. At the age of 84 today, Mr Salmon each year around Anzac Day pays his respect to those who did not return from the wars. “There’s definitely a strong meaning behind Anzac Day for me,” he says.

Time to say goodbye Walter – the school’s grandpa By Dan Whitfield Twenty-three years have come and gone for Fernlea School principal Walter Gordon, and last Thursday the whole school said farewell. Mr Gordon began teaching at Maidstone Intermediate. He then moved to Taita Central and Waterloo schools in Lower Hutt, finally making his way over the hill to Wainuiomata and setting up residence at Fernlea School. Family and friends, as well as his seven grandchildren, gathered for an emotional and happy ceremony to wish him luck on the next step of his life journey. Videos, photos and stories were shared on Thursday, with students singing a special song for the ‘grandpa’ of the school. Last Thursday was the last day of Fernlea’s term one and was Walter’s final day at the school.

The next step for the Fernlea School principal is spending more time with his nine grandchildren. Mr Gordon also hopes to relax, go watch some sport – particularly a game of cricket at the Basin Reserve – and travel overseas with his wife. “In my point of view, the best part is watching children come through school and, see them succeed and do well,” Mr Gordon says. His replacement will be Tony Field, who is coming from Gracefield School in Lower Hutt. He is set to start as of term two. “I’m still going to be interested in what the school is doing,” Mr Gordon. The now ex-principal received a farewell from teachers on Wednesday night when staff met to say goodbye to Averil Fry, Fernlea’s office manager, as well.

Bugs on the brain By Dan Whitfield Konini Primary School students have been studying bugs and insects throughout term one, learning about their lifecycles and what makes them tick – jump, crawl or fly. The study was part of a term long project involving the junior students and ties in with the school’s overall year theme of change. In some classrooms, students were able to watch caterpillars grow and turn into monarch butterflies. The programme wrapped up last Thursday, with the year one to three students demonstrating what they have learnt. Students were dressed in an array of different insect costumes, including bumble bees, lady bugs FLAPPING AWAY: Shalelyn Kilburn, 6, and even slaters. flapping her wings.

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Drivers need to be cautious of conditions By Dan Whitfield Police are urging drivers to watch their speed and following distances after crashes due to miserable conditions. Emergency services were called to a motor vehicle accident on SH2, Rimutaka Hill Rd on the Upper Hutt side recently. Police confirmed that at the scene was a car that had crashed into a bank. Occupants of the car allegedly had minor injuries however, SH2 re-opened shortly after with roading contractors directing traffic passed the scene. Police and other services were called to the another

motor vehicle accident involving a five car nose to tail last Wednesday. The incident happen on the Hutt Motorway North of the Ngauranga Gorge interchange. Police had the road back to two lanes about half an hour after the incident however, there was a large backlog of northbound vehicles - causing delays for many drivers heading towards the Hutt Valley. Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata police ask drivers to drive to the conditions and use dipped headlights in poor weather to ensure the safety of themselves and other road users.

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Community Board meeting in May The next Wainuiomata Community Board meeting is set to be held in May. A spokesperson from the board says discussions will continue to focus on Wainuiomata’s Local Community Plan for 2014-2020. For more information, visit the Hutt City Council website

Rubbish dumping illegal activity Hutt city council is urging members of the public to be on the lookout for the illegal dumping of rubbish in and around Wainuiomata. It is a serious offence under the Litter Act 1979 to dispose of waste materials onto public or private land. Offenders can face a maximum fine of $400 or a period of imprisonment. Council representatives say not only does it decrease property and community value; there are hazards and risks as well as environmental issues involved. If residents find litter or see any cases of illegal dumping, they are encouraged to contact the council on 570 6666.

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New World Naenae to close building New World in Naenae will be closing at the end of April due to the 60-year-old building being earthquake prone. The supermarket, located on Vogel Street, will cause the loss of 25 full time and part-time staff. The cost to strengthen the building would have be too high due to the age of it, and demolition then rebuilding was not viable as the current site is too small of a space to accomodate for a modern day supermakert. In the mean time, the company say it is helping staff to find other jobs, as well as providing career and counselling support.

Puppet show to perfrom for children A New Zealand puppet show that is set to be part of Scotland’s best-known entertainment festival is giving locals a chance to see their talent before performing in Scotland in August. The team, Little Dog Barking, will need fundraising before they can head over there. Children and families can see two of the shows during the April school holidays at the Epuni Community Hall. The 45 minute puppet show is suitable for two to eight-year-olds, and will be held at 10am and 11:30am on April 30. Cost is $7 per person.

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With Fernlea’s Averil Fry leaving her post as school mother at the end of the term, her replacement is excited, ready and raring to go. For the past seven years, Tracey Bognuda has been employed at Fernlea Primary School as a teacher aid but, has recently been appointed to take up her new position as office manager. “I’ve always been a face at Fernlea,” Mrs Bognuda says. Before receiving the opportunity to step into the school she was heavily involved with school camps, sports and activities as a parent volunteer. “Plus my two children – Katie and James – were students here,” she says. Over the years, Mrs Bognuda’s most memorable experience – apart from the joy of helping and seeing students on a daily basis – was being part of the school’s jubilee last year, and being able

to bring back old students to the school. “I’ve relieved for Averil on occasions...But I’ve only known the school to have Walter and Averil, so it will be different,” Mrs Bognuda says. “It’s like the end of an era really. It will be filled with exciting new changes and challenges for all of us,” she says. Mrs Bognuda is excited to step up to the mark and is looking forward to working with the new principal to bring new, fresh ideas to the school. In preparation for her new role, the Wainuiomata resident has had to understand she is coming into a well oiled, busy office; she knows she has to be well organised. “All the children know me. I’m not going to be changing my name...I will still be known to them as Tracy.” Her application was chosen over a number of other people’s from around the community.

The council and construction company Naylor Love invited all local schools to Children from Fernlea School take part in the mural design have been involved in a mural competition to express what project for the Hutt City Council it is they love about living in over the past few weeks. Hutt City. Fernlea’s art piece is called Wainuiomata Bush Abstract and was inspired by a trip to the Rimutaka Forest Park. Initially, children from the school made sketches of the park’s flora, the river and landscape that were later enlarged onto the boards – along with help from local artist Linda McGuiness. Ms McGuiness worked with the students over a period of four weeks to paint the mural and Deb Wilson, CREATIVE BUNCH: Brian Woolley, left, Anisha Raju, Ako Mohi, Kreseva the teacher involved in the Parlachief, Levi Whatuira, Lara Keilty, Kathleen Roberts, Aliyah Thomas, project, says that she thought April Cain, Noah Clarke, Angel Patterson-Liua, Mary-Jane Hunt. Dallon it was a fantastic opportunity Robbie, obscured. Photo: Supplied. for children. By Dan Whitfield


Schools in the city were instructed to brighten up Laings Road through a mural exhibition set to go up this month as the council offices undergo seismic strengthening and refurbishment.



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“Rather than the art just sitting on the classroom wall, it is out there for everyone to see,” Ms Wilson says. “I think that is a great message about the value and importance that art has to play as well as giving these children a feeling of success and achievement,” she says. Both Ms McGuiness and Ms Wilson were delighted with the way the children were so motivated by the project. “When asked how they felt about the artwork being shown to the public, the children used such as expressions as ‘shocked and surprised’, ‘happy and nervous’ as well as ‘excited’,” Ms Wilson says. Ms Wilson is also excited that Fernlea School is going to be involved in further murals later this year.


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NEW OFFICE: Tracey Bognuda is looking forward to working as Fernlea’s office manager. Photo: Dan Whitfield.






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By Dan Whitfield Four dogs and their owners have excelled in a Canine Good Citizen test, showing they are well trained and obedient. Anita Nearey and her dog Nero, Dana Nearey with Fi, Irma Harris accompanied by Comet, and Maree Ryan alongside Matrix were the headliners of Wainuiomata Dog Training Club’s CGC test recently, with all four receiving bronze medals. The assessment is a certification programme that tests dogs in simulated everyday situations. The purpose of the test is to ensure that a dog can be a respected member of the community. Dogs are tested on skills such as public interaction, walking through crowds and being patted by strangers. Anita and Dana Nearey, and Nero and Fi, passed the recent course with a foundation level achievement, as well as a bronze award. Bronze was also achieved by Wainuiomata’s Irma and Comet, as well as by Maree and Matrix. Wainuiomata’s CGC assessment was held on Sunday, April 6. Irma and Comet also excelled further than any other pair on the day finishing with a silver recommendation from judges. Irma says the test is about basic everyday skills, with dogs having to demonstrate consistency during judging. “It’s a great achievement for us...It feels really good,” Irma says. April’s assessment day was the first CGC test run by the Wainuiomata-based club and Irma, who is also a committee member, says they will look to hold another later this year if interest is there. “The CGC test is still relatively new in New Zealand and because we are a little club, it’s

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great to see the achievements,” Irma says. The weather on the day was just right with cloudy skies and light winds so the dogs did not get too hot or discomforted; and although the standard of the dogs was very good, small lapses for some meant a fail on the day. With three CGC assessors in the club, Irma says they have incorporated the training of the CGC exercises into the clubs mid-level courses. “Up until now our club members have travelled to other clubs to be assessed, but the committee felt it was time we hosted our own,” she says.

Brent Packwood, of an Upper Hutt club, was the assessor for the foundation, bronze and silver levels. Wainuiomata Dog Training Club runs classes on Monday evening at the end of Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Irma helps run five eight week classes in Wainuiomata for local dog owners and their canine companions. “We’re always looking for new members,” she says. For more information on CGC tests or classes run by the Wainuiomata club, contact Irma Harris on 04 564 5227.

Sean graduates Wainuiomata’s Sean Ryan officially graduated from his level two and three Weltec carpentry course last Wednesday. The 19-year-old finished his studies in November and is looking forward to continuing gaining work experience throughout the rest of the year. Sean is pursuing his understanding of the industry through his apprenticeship position at David Hale Building in Wellington.

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Our readers have their say. Find out the word on the street in Wainuiomata Question: What does Anzac Day mean to you?

Stephan Hyde Wainuiomata “Honoring soldiers. It’s the only way we can remember fathers and grandfathers who fought in the war.”

Lois Bartlett Wainuiomata

June Chamberlain Wainuiomata

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Cowan Whitecliffe Wainuiomata

“My great uncle died in world war one and my uncle was in the second. It’s about acknowledging them.”

“Honoring those who went and fought. We need to remember them.”

“My husband was in the army so it still has meaning for me.”

“It’s about showing respect to those who went to war. It has a real family meaning to me.”

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

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: Judy Anne Te Rauna and Joanne Moses (Carol Maxwell obscured) had their hair shave off recently.

Another haircut for Zariah By Dan Whitfield Another lot of locals had their hair shaved off in Wainuiomata last week, once again supporting Zariah Kahui-Riddler and her family. Three teachers at Te Atiawa Nui Tonu Kohanga Reo child care, including Judy Anne Te Rauna, Joanne Moses and Carol Maxwell, took part in the event on Thursday, shaving their heads with hope of raising funds and awareness for the Wainuiomata girl. Za r iah was diagnosed with acute lymphthoblastic luekemia in February 2012 and is still going through monthly treatments. Hospital visits and past treatments have given Zariah a collection of 604 Beads of Courage. “I was really, really blown away,” says Zariah’s mum, Jacinda. “It’s awesome. The called up and I was just so happy

that they wanted to support Zariah. It’s so nice,” she says. It was a family and friends focused event with children, parents and teachers attending. Rachel Sue, a teacher at the child care centre, says everyone just wanted to do something in support of Zariah. “Zariah is what kopapa is about...It’s great that we could support her,” Rachel says. The young Wainuiomata girl was able to make the first cut on Joanne’s hair last Thursday and other students of the child care helped with the two other haircuts. Te Atiawa Nui Tonu Kohanga Reo has about 80 children on the register and is located on Moohan St. The child care centre also runs mufti days each week and money raised from those held in March and April will be going to the local hospice.

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William Jones Park looks great Dear Ed, I am a regular spectator at the William Jones Park and it was Wainuiomata Rugby Club’s first game at home. I noticed the grounds looked in good shape after last season. So I’d like to give all those who wanted the facility improved and who got Hutt City Council to allocate the funding for the work a big thanks. Sincerely, Mike Grigg

New technology targets kiwis in damp homes By Dan Whitfield As the winter months creep closer, a new piece of technology recently launched in New Zealand is set to benefit hundreds of Kiwis around the region that are living in damp flatting situations. The Solair space heater, created by entrepreneurs Tyler Byers and Lisa McLaren, uses new technology which has already gained traction across Northern Europe, helping fix cold, damp homes by adding an injection of warm, dry air to displace this; and allowing people to make sure their homes are up to scratch. Benefits of the heater include no ongoing running costs as it uses solar power to heat to houses, as well as boosting renewable energy. Now that it has been launched in New Zealand, it has been picked up for the Wellington Smart Energy Challenge. As part of the challenge, the goal of the Solair team is to raise $6,000 by May 16 - with each dollar set to be matched by Wellington City Council. Money raised will be used to install the heaters in low income households, schools, student flats, or community buildings in Wellington throughout the 2014 winter. “During this time we will be creating awareness and community engagement around the issues associated with cold, damp housing and energy poverty in Wellington. The results of our research and testing will provide an opportunity

TEAM SOLAIR: Tyler Byers and Lisa McLaren. Photo: Supplied.

to consider options to develop the base model further,” Ms McLean says. “In the medium to long term, we would like to get a contract with a low-income housing provider to get the units out in bulk to those that need them. At the same time we would investigate developing a distribution and retail channel to sell the units as an on the shelf product,” she says. For a country with increasing numbers of people falling into fuel poverty, Mr Byers and Ms

McLaren believe the heating units can provide relief to those in need on many fronts - including high electricity bills, high medical bills, and serious illnesses. In 2004, it was estimated that 375,000 children lived in dwellings that were cold, damp and expensive to heat. Many have to choose between providing food for their children or heating their bedroom at night, they say.  For more information or to donate, visit www.pledgeme.

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MINUTES WITH: Nicola Johns Volunteer Fire Fighter Your favoured holiday destination?

Who would you invite to dinner?

Currently this would have to be Cheese from On Trays in Petone. My friend Kirsty introduced me to this recently, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

When I’m not working ridiculous amounts of overtime I love going into the bush tramping. Roasting marshmallows around a permitted camp fire, you can’t beat it.

Steve Price, ex-captain of the Warriors. Because he was an incredibly good league player and isn’t too bad looking either.

What makes you smile?

What’s your favourite music?

What’s next on your wish list?

Spending time with my beautiful sisters and flatmate.

This would have to be modern country, rock, and I do love musicals - especially Miss Saigon.

Learning sign language.

What is your favourite food?

What’s your pet hate? The tall poppy syndrome and negativity. Dream big and make it happen.

What is one thing Wainuiomata News readers would be surprised to know about you? After a couple of close encounters, apparently I’m not too good with lawn mowers and mice.

A saying you like to live by? Smoke alarms save lives. I reckon if I say it enough times, one day it might make a difference.

Showing support for Poppy Day By Nikki Papatsoumas The Wellington RSA has been busy preparing for Poppy Day, which will fall on Thursday April 17. Usually Poppy Day falls on the Friday before Anzac Day however, this year it was Good Friday so it has been moved forward. Staff and volunteers have been meticulously preparing around 50,000 poppies, and sorting them, ready for collection days run by RSAs around the region. President of the Wellington RSA Ron Turner says although it is a little further away from Anzac Day he is sure people of Wellington and New Zealand will

respond in their normal generous way. “They help to provide us with resources that will allow us to carry out welfare activities for returned servicemen for the coming years,” Mr Turner says. “They are vitally important to the continuing provision of welfare services to veterans and their families,” he says. Mr Turner says Poppy Day is equally important to remind people of the sacrifice made by all the men and women that died during conflict. PREPARED POPPIES: President of the Wellington RSA Ron Turner, with some of the 50,000 poppies that staff and volunteers have prepared for Poppy Day.

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HAKA: The boys of Wainuiomata High School join together for a whole school Haka.

House full of success Wainuiomata High School held its first haka competition of the year recently, with students competing for victory. Students from Apiata, Ngata, Rutherford and Tuwhare school houses competed and showed off their cultural talent in hope of taking away the most points. Currently the house of Tuwhare is

in the lead with 18 points following the haka and previous athletics competition. Ngata house is in second with 16 overall points, followed by Apiata in third with 14 and Rutherford in last place on eight. Rutherford house is set to host the next school-based competition due to take place next term.

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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 $195,000 View Open SUN 1.30 - 2pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E

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! For Sale $284,000 View Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E

Great Garage And Parking 3 bedroom family home, gas, DVS, alarm, kitchen with pantry & dishwasher. Double garage/ workshop + toilet & good parking. All in a sunny setting. For Sale $218,000 View Open SUN 2.15-2.45pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E

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SUN 3-3.30PM


4 Pollard Street


40 Hamstead Street


78a Wise Street


59 Karamu Cres

"Enjoy The Last Of The Sun!!" Positioned for great late sun & valley views. 3 bedroom home, smart & stylish interior. Modern kitchen, Gas, T&G floors, backyard has potential too! Bus & school nearby. Call now! For Sale $215,000 View Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

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 Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E

Nice Little Package! Ideal rental unit or first home. Open plan 2 bedroom unit, separate laundry & showerbox, new heatpump, new ceiling insulation, modern hotwater cylinder. For Sale $157,500 View Open SUN 3-3.30pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E

A Great Parkway Street 3-4bedroom family home, potential for changes. Schools & transport nearby. Wood-burner with wetback, spa room, covered rear patio. Double garage. For Sale $289,000 View Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E

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SUN 12 - 12.30PM


108 Crowther Road


39 Pencarrow Crescent

SUN 12.45-1.15PM


14 Best Street


63 Parkway

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

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 $319,990 View Open SUN 12 - 12.30pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E

Nest Or Invest! Stroll over to main shopping area, library, community centre & more. 2 bedrooms, generous living areas, low maintenance sunny section. Fully fenced, off street parking & aluminium joinery. Just add your flair! Call Nicky to view ASAP! For Sale $169,000 View Open By Appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

Perfect Parkway Location! Tidy family home in a very 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 Nicky. For Sale $260,000 View Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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SUN 1.15 - 1.45PM


495 Coast Road


40 Holland Street

SUN 12.30-1PM


52 Holland Street

SUN 2-2.30PM


61 Coast Road

Magnificent Valley Views 15 Hectares, natural (Artesian) water spring that has year round supply of crystal clear drinking water. Regenerating bush with 15 year old trees (Incl Tasmanian Blackwood, Gum & Pine) & section already has its driveway. For Sale Price by Negotiation over $230,000 View Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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 $245,000 View Open SUN 1.15 - 1.45pm David Selig & Renee Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 355 4501

Worst House In The Best Street! 3 double bedrooms, heat pump, original kitchen, combined dining, double garage. Near shops, transport & schools. Call now to view! For Sale $186,500 View Open Sun 12.30-1pm David Selig & Renee Selig P 564 0000 M 027 4458944 M 027 3554501

Coast On Into Your Next Home. 3 double bedrooms with open plan living. French doors to deck. 2 heat pumps, insulation in floor & ceiling. Combined workshop/garage. Call now! For Sale $219,000 View Open SUN 2 - 2.30pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E

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SUN 1.45 - 2.15PM


212 Wellington Road

SUN 2.30 - 3PM

Price Adjustment!

SUN 1-1.30PM

6 Willis Grove


1 Kim Street

SUN 12.15-12.45


31 Gardiner Grove

First Home Or D.I.Y Delight! 3 bedrooms, gas heated lounge, open plan kitchen/dining. Single garage. Rented at $300 per week this would return a yield of approx 0.07% For Sale $185,000 View Open SUN 1.45 - 2.15pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E

Top House, Top Street! Polished floors, redecorated, open plan kitchen/dining area, new kitchen cabinetry & breakfast bar, inbuilt fire, 3 bedrooms, separate amenities, fully fenced. For Sale $255,000 View Open SUN 2.30 - 3pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E

A Hidden Gem First time on market in 53 years! 3 double bedrooms & huge garaging. Jayline log burner recently installed, corner section, mature fruit trees. Call Ann for a private viewing. For Sale $229,500 View Open SUN 1 - 1.30pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E

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 $237,000 View Open SUN 12.15-12.45 Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E

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OPEN HOMES Sunday 27 April

Price Adjustment!

49 Ruthven Road - Section


31a (2/31) Kowhai Street

Rare As Hen’s Teeth! 1000m² of flat sun-drenched flat land, waiting for you to build your dream home on. All the services are to the gate, all you need to do is build. Call immediately to view. For Sale $109,000 View Open by appointment Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E

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 $165,000 View Open By Appointment Lisa Black (Gough) P 04 564 0006 M 027 668 6477

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Wednesday April 23, 2014

New cameras set to catch more speeders HOW SITES ARE SELECTED: Last year, external experts developed a scientific method to identify 1,250 sites with proven risk for speed-related crashes, based on a decade of crash data. Those which didn’t meet the criteria for speed cameras were discounted. Then local traffic experts sifted through the attributes of more than 600 remaining sites at 13 meetings nationwide. Representatives from NZ Transport Agency, city and district councils, the AA, Road Transport Forum, Auckland Transport and Auckland Motorway Alliance all contributed.

Two hundred new digital speed cameras will be installed around New Zealand over the next two years – including one possibly along State Highway 2 near Lower Hutt. While only 12 locations have been selected so far and police are keeping them quiet, the new cameras will be similar to the one on Ngauranga Gorge and will help to prevent speed-related crashes. The five of the new hi-tech cameras are set to be installed in existing camera sites, with seven destined for new sites around the country. National manager road policing Superintendent Carey Griffiths says police have relied on a combination of robust analysis

NATIONAL ROAD POLICING MANAGER: Superintendent Carey Griffiths says two hundred new speed cameras will be used to prevent speed crashes.

Three new support groups welcomed Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Support March update By Dawn McKinley I would like to welcome three new neighbourhood support groups, Moohan Street, Mohaka Street, and Stanley Street. This puts our total to 15 groups. I wish you a happy, safe, and crime free Easter holiday. If you are going away here are some holiday security tips: Most burglaries are opportunist and happen when owners are away. Please don’t overlook your home security and by taking a few simple precautions will help to deter all but the most determined burglar. Remember to shut and lock all doors, even if you’re only going out for a short time. Close and lock all windows - burglars don’t like to smash glass. Do not “hide” keys outside your home, nor leave them in an obvious place near doors or windows. Make sure your valuables cannot be seen from outside. Make your home look occupied when you’re away by using timers on radios and lights When you buy new items don’t advertise by leaving the empty boxes out for recycling, turn the boxes inside out and fold them down. Hide or lock away passports and official documents - identity fraud is on the rise. Don’t leave car keys near doors or windows - car theft through burglary is also on the rise. Consider engraving your property - this puts thieves off because it makes it harder to re-sell. Ensure you have an up to date list and photographs of your valuables and keep copies in a safe place. Homes with good security are much less likely to be burgled than those without. Deadlocks, window locks, visible burglar alarms and security lighting make it harder for burglars to get out with your goods. When you go on holiday, use timers on

MARCH UPDATE: Neighbourhood Support Coordinator Dawn McKinley.

radios and lights, cancel milk, newspaper and mail deliveries. Have a neighbour stop by to collect junk mail, and open and close curtains. Make sure your neighbours know where they can contact you in an emergency and when you will be home. Invite neighbours to use your driveway and clothesline to make it look like someone is home. Lock away garden tools and ladders that could be used by a would-be thief to gain access to your house. Make arrangements for family pets to be looked after. If you are away for more than a few days, arrange to have your lawns mown. Consider inviting a relative or friend to house sit for you. Whatever you do, don’t leave a message on your answer phone that you away. Remember, if you see anyone committing a crime or behaving suspiciously, phone the Police Emergency number - 111 - and report it. If they are in a vehicle, write down the number plate.

and expert opinion at every step. “Our sole aim is to save lives, so these sites have been selected without fear or favour,” Mr Griffiths says. In 2013, a Ministry of Transport survey showed 93 per cent of New Zealanders would like enforcement of road safety laws either increased or maintained at current levels, according to police magazine Ten One. Kiwi motorists are likely to see the first camera to be operational in June this year, with the 11 remaining cameras going live later this year. Police and local traffic experts will then work towards starting another 50 additional cameras over the following 18 months. “The cameras may be keeping

a lid on risk at those sites or other interventions such as road improvements may have made them safer. We won’t rush into taking anything away - existing cameras and infrastructure will remain for the time being,” Mr Griffiths says. Assessments are being conducted on all proposed locations. Once the whereabouts of the cameras have been confirmed, locations will be posted on the police website. Road policing staff have allegedly visited residents and businesses near the proposed locations to discuss any concerns. Crash investigation and calibration manager Mark Stables says: “People I talked to were very supportive.”

First new home opened The first new home in a 150 house Lower Hutt-based mixed housing redevelopment was opened in the unofficial suburb Pomare by housing minister Nick Smith recently. “This first new home is the future face of social housing in New Zealand under the Government’s new policy...We are replacing old state house suburbs with mixed housing developments where homes are of better quality and more diverse in size and ownership,” Mr Smith says. About 20 of the 150 new homes will be state houses for high-need families and another 20 will be administered by social housing providers. The remainder will be on-sold as lowcost homes. “We are deliberately replacing intensive state house subdivisions with mixed communities made up of state, social and privately-owned and tenanted housing. International experience and research findings have shown mixed housing communities lead to much better social outcomes. Developments like Pomare will be replicated in dozens of projects around New Zealand,” Mr Smith says. There has been high interest in the presales with 29 confirmed sales, five in the sales process, and only six still available for sale from the first 40 due to be completed throughout 2014. “These homes are superior to the old, cold, damp houses they have replaced.

NEW HOME: Housing minister Dr Nick Smith opened the first home in Pomare.

They are fully insulated, have double-glazing, better ventilation and heat pumps. They have been planned around nearby amenities such as the health centre, enhanced green spaces and improved transport links,” Mr Smith says. The project is a public-private partnership between Housing New Zealand and City Living and reflects the ambition to tap into the property development skills in the private sector to build and market more attractive and affordable mixed housing estates.

Getting ready for Anzac Day June Chamberlain and Lois Bartlett collect donations and give out poppies in Wainuiomata Mall last Thursday, in preparation for Anzac Day. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Wednesday April 23, 2014


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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. ANZAC Day occurs on April 25 and commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war as well as honouring returned servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers, the ANZACS on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Turkish defenders. Among those who lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign were 2721 New Zealanders, almost one in four

We Will Remember.

of those who served on Gallipoli. It may have led to a military defeat, but for many New Zealanders then and since, the Gallipoli landings meant the beginning of something else, a feeling that New Zealand had a role as a distinct nation, even as it fought on the other side of the world in the name of the British Empire. ANZAC Day was first marked in 1916. The day has gone through many changes since then. The ceremonies that are held at war memorials up and down New Zealand, or in places overseas where New Zealanders gather, remain rich in tradition and ritual befitting a military funeral.

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This quote made by Ataturk, a great Turkish statesman in 1934, commemorates the losses on both sides. It is inscribed on the memorial at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli and more recently on the Ataturk memorial on a Wellington headland which is supposed to be a little like the coast around Gallipoli:

"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives; You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehemets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are at peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well."

ANZAC Day started

ANZAC Day, as we know it, began to take shape almost as soon as news reached New Zealand of the landing of soldiers on the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25.

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Wrights Hill Fortress - Karori - Open Day ANZAC Day Friday 25th April 2014

10AM - 4PM

Visit the historic World War Two Wrights Hill Fortress in Karori. Self guided tours. Lots of fun for the family. Bush walks, panoramic views. From Karori Rd, turn left into Campbell St, to Wrights Hill Rd. Follow the signs. Plenty of free car parking. Bring a torch with you!


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Family Pass: $15 ( 2 adults+3 children under 15) Adults: $5, Children: $3 ( Sorry, no EFTPOS) Enquiries: Mike Lee (04) 476. 8593 FAX (04) 476.8595


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Within a few years core elements of the day were set and the ANZAC story and sacredness of the commemoration enshrined.

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Dawn Service commences at 6am at Queens Street War Memorial. 6:30am - Flag Ceremony, ANZAC Memorial Flagstaff at Wainuiomata Garden of Remembrance, Hine Road. 10.50am - Parade assembles at the BP service station, Main Rd 11am - RSA Anzac Parade at War Memorial Queen St. If wet weather, service will be moved to Wainuiomata War Memorial Hall.

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A day of remembrance


Wednesday April 23, 2014



with Dan Whitfield

Composed by Tony Watling: April 16, 2014

New Beetle still iconic

Goo Goo Ga Ga to you Prince George, young Levi held his hand. Commoner and Royals forge great friendship through the land. The Royals had their share of rain, but water gave much fun. Jet boats, yachts, they raced again, and in cricket hit a run.


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One of the most iconic cars in the world has made a reappearance in the New Zealand automotive scene. At first glance you may think the new Volkswagen Beetle looks like the original, but you’d be wrong. Like its predecessor, the 2014 Beetle retains the iconic shape that has kept the interest of car enthusiasts for many generations. Despite the new styling, it now has a powerful twin-charged 118kW TSI petrol engine combined with a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Boasting a lower profile and wider wheeled base allowing it to grip the bends as you drive. On the outside, the new Beetle’s bold lines are shown off with a new range of colours, including Deep Black, Pure White, Tornado Red and Saturn Yellow. Inside, it pays homage to its roots with expansive body coloured elements and an instrument cluster that evokes memories of the classic styling – allowing the driver to connect with the car

even before they’ve experienced the comfortable and adjustable fabric upholstered seats, as well as how it handles on the open road. In the driver’s seat you’ll find yourself behind a flat-bottomed, sports-styled steering wheel; and within hand’s reach the driver has climatronic air conditioning, cruise control, and a premium stereo system with high resolution colour touch-screen – so its not quite 1938 anymore. It also has a multimedia interface including iPod and BlueTooth connectivity. Drivers have a range of optional features so they can tailor it to their driving needs or style. One of the optional features includes trading the traditional stick shift to the DSG gearshift paddles. The 2014 model also keeps up with efficiency through its TSI petrol engine. The new Beetle is available with a 1.4 litre TSI super-charged and turbo petrol engine which produces 118kW of power – helping it create the optimum driving performance.


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Wednesday April 23, 2014 Trades and Services

FIREWOOD FOR SALE SEASONED: Gum 4m³ $510, 2m³ $300: Douglas-Fir 4m³ $530(BEST BUY), 2m³ $310: Split Pine 4m³ $390, 2m³ $240: COMBO’S: Gum & D/Fir $540: Gum & S/Pine $470, D/Fir & S/Pine $480: Bagged Manuka $20 ea. Bagged Kindling $10 ea. Prices incl. gst & del.


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Wednesday April 23, 2014



Big events in May for tennis players


Win for amateur kick boxer Ty prevails to be King of the Ring By Dan Whitfield A Wainuiomata amateur kick boxer has beaten stiff opposition to win the King in the Ring competition for the second year in a row. Ty Williams, a member of Alpha Muay

Thai, won the light cruiserweight title at the Auckland-based World Kick Boxing Federation New Zealand competition recently. As he has only been kickboxing about four years and still considers himself an amateur, Ty fought against seasonal

Two big nights are planned at Wainuiomata Tennis Club next month as it hosts its junior and senior prizegiving ceremonies. The awards night for juniors is set to run on May 6, with the seniors to be acknowledged on May 17. Club president Toni Kane urges everyone to mark the dates in their calendars. While the prizegiving is a little under a month away, the organisation is coming together and both nights are set to be well worth attending. More details and ticket prices will be released by the club at a later date however, Toni says prices are likely to be similar to last year which was $25 a head. For more information, contact Toni Kane on 564 8465 or contact the clubrooms on 564 8223.

Badminton Club needs members Wainuiomata Badminton Club’s season is off and flying but members are lacking compared to previous years. The club’s Annette Williamson says the club is struggling at the moment and encourages the public to come play. “We play every Monday night right up to September. We start at 7:15pm and only charge $3 per night,” she says. Shuttles and racquets are provided. The club meet at the Wainuiomata Hall, on Queen Street. If you are interested in joining the club, contact Annette on 027 300 9145.

Wainui celebrates Old Timers Day 2014 The Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club is hosting an Old Timers day on May 3. It is an opportunity for the club to say thank you to members for being a part of the club over the years and seasons. Partners, family, and friends are invited to the day, which kick starts at 11am with a meet and greet, followed by lunch at midday. Entertainment starts from 6:30pm. Teams will also be playing for the Paul Hakaraia Trophy on the day, which is currently in Wainuiomata’s possession.

Football Rugby Club needs coaches The Wainuiomata Football Rugby Club is in need of junior coaches. If you have the time to spare, want to have fun, and want to build life long friends with the children who play, then get in touch. Call 5647824.

BOXING CHAMP: Ty Williams, right, fighting opponent Kyle Gallacher on his way to winning King in the Ring. PHOTO: Supplied

professional athletes to be triumphant. Ty’s fight was said to be the fight of the night. It saw him come up against tough Aussie opponent Ben Johnston. “I knew it was going to be a hard fight. The guy looked like a machine and an injury slowed me down...But I fought well,” Ty says. Ty has only fought in a handful of fights since starting his kickboxing career, and the recent Auckland event was his first tournament in almost a year – when he won the 2013 King in the Ring Eight Man Eliminator Series. “[The fight] went really well. I paced myself over the seven two minute rounds and ended up flooring him multiple times...I reckon that’s what won me the fight,” Ty says. The 26-year-old tells the Wainuiomata News the fight was hard but he taught himself not to worry and to stay positive. Along with his internationally recognised title he also won a kick boxing champion belt. The Wainuiomata fighter’s next competition will be later this year when he has to defend his eliminator series title. Ty wants to thank his trainer for support and coaching leading up to the event. Alpha Muay Thai is a Porirua-based kickboxing club with classes that cater for anyone who wants to get fit, fight or just have fun. The club has members ranging from the age of about 12 to fully trained fighters who step in the ring – such as Ty.

Tennis player during the day; security guard by night By Dan Whitfield Wainuiomata’s Judy Robertson seems to have a sixth sense when it comes to security and protecting the local tennis club. As a veteran tennis player, she has a pretty full on week most weeks - taking part in midweek tennis on Tuesday mornings and playing in the Wednesday night league as well. But there’s more to Judy than meets the eye. Last week at the club she told people about a little something that happened late last year. It

was a story explaining how she is not to be messed with - especially not in the middle of the night. The story begins when the Wainuiomata resident left the tennis club after lunch one day, going home and continuing her day. However at night, while lying in bed trying to fall asleep, she began to wonder whether the tennis club windows had been shut and was secure. She just could not sleep through worry. Jumping in her car at about

3am, Judy and the dog drove to the tennis club to check the premise and whether the windows were secure. They were fine. But, as Judy was about to leave she came across a young man looking a bit dodgy. Safely locked in her car at this point, Judy pulled up alongside the young man in her car, wound down her window a bit and said “What are you up to around here at this time of the night?” With a reply of “Just waiting for my mates,” this didn’t wash with Judy. She thought he was

up to no good so as quick as a flash she said to him that the police were on their way to meet her at the club and before she could blink he had scarpered. Although that night there was no trouble at the clubrooms, and the Police were not on their way at all, the big thing for Judy was making sure nothing happened to her tennis club. Club president Toni Kane applauds Judy on being a hero that night. “You’re our security guard extraordinaire,” Toni says.

High school rugby players set for season By Dan Whitfield Wainuiomata High School students set to play for the first XV rugby team this year have left the valley to attend a training camp further north. With players excited about the season to come, coach Phil Kauika says members of the team are training hard for this year’s season that will kick off in the next few weeks. “We have a good squad this year. They’re all motivated and are ready to get into things,” Mr Kauika says. The camp has been organised to run during the term one and two

holidays, which began earlier this week. It will see players travel to Wanganui for the training camp which will help the youngsters boost their skills and technique ahead of this year’s high schoolgraded rugby season. The young players will be away from April 23-26 and will focus on their fitness – participating in a number of beach runs and swims. Wainuiomata’s first XV is also gearing up to compete for the Hope Cup held in the Hutt Valley in coming months. The high school’s girls rugby team are also gearing up for its season.

SKILLED PLAYERS: Wainuiomata’s under 65kg team are also in preparation for the season to come. Wainuiomata vs St Patricks College. PHOTO: Craig McGhie


Wednesday April 23, 2014


Champion of his class By Dan Whitfield Wainuiomata’s Jake Whitaker has continued his winning streak with yet another successful round of the KTM New Zealand Enduro Championships. Based on a farmland course in Oparau, near Kawhia, the young rider left the fifth round of six with another class win, helping him remain in first place. “I had a bit of a frustrating day with a slight problem with my front brake which made it difficult to be as fast as I would have liked throughout the day,” Whitaker says. Whitaker has so far managed back-to-back class wins, riding his Husaberg FE250 and placing among the top riders each time. Despite finishing in seventh place over the weekend, he will enter the next round with a strong possibility of taking out overall victory and series win for the 0-300cc class. This is only the Whitaker’s second season racing enduro bikes and with every race he says he improves in some way or another. “I’m pretty stoked about that,” the local rider says. Whitaker also competed in the No Way In Hell Extreme Enduro event on Easter Monday, placing second out of 51 riders from around the

country. He finished stage one in six minutes and four seconds; two in 5m.30s; three in 5m.38s; four in 5m.55s; and five in 5m.43s. He says the No Way in Hell event was a lot harder than previous years. “There were people standing on the side of the hills to pull the riders and their bikes up as it was just too steep and slippery to ride after all the rain...Only four riders in the pro class made it to the first check point in the allocated time limit and that wasn’t even the half way point,” Whitaker says. Whitaker says he was able to catch the leader early on in the race but wasn’t able to make a pass. He also got stuck a couple of times, so the leader was able to pull away and stay out in front for the rest of the race. The KTM series was won by Auckland’s Chris Birch over the weekend. He left the competition with a solid foundation to be on track to retain the crown he won in 2013. Runners-up on Saturday’s KTM-sponsored event included Morrinsville’s Simon Lansdaal, Auckland’s Chris Power, Adrian Smith and Christchurch youngster Hamish McDonald rounding out the top five. The six and final round is set to be held at a Waimiha course, located in the King Country, on May 10. WINNER: Wainuiomata rider Jake Whitaker. PHOTO: Supplied

A thriller of a game By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student

DIVE: Shahn Eru dives over the line to score. PHOTO: Aaron Meredith

SUPERSTAR: Tyler Tane kicking at goal. PHOTO: Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata Premiers had their first win of the season, beating Petone 41-34 at Petone Rec on Easter Monday. This followed the 30 all draw with unbeaten Marist st Pats on Good Friday, making for a successful weekend for the clubs top team. Wainui started off quickly with tries to Fa’atau Mamea and Shahn Eru, shooting out to an early lead. Petone then closed the gap before Mamea scored his second try of the first half, and the Boot of Tyler Tane gave the away side a 25-13 half time lead. In the second half Petone had use of the northerly breeze but that did not stop Wainui from extending their lead to 31-13 through two Tane penalties. Petone then scored a try to move the score to 3120, before a try to substitute Flanker Blaize Tuisila extended the gap back to an 18 point margin. A third Petone try was then scored before another Tane penalty with 5 minutes to go made the score 41-27. Another Petone try was too late, leaving Wainui with their first win of the season and into a log jam of teams on 11 points on the Swindale Shield table. Number 8 Ben Tupuola was impressive all game taking runs at the defensive line and constantly breaking the first tackle. The Wainui forward pack worked hard all game, especially the loose forward trio, and Halfback Frae Wilson showed why he is part of the Highlanders Super Rugby Squad. The Wainui defence was also impressive, turning the ball over on multiple occasions after holding Petone players up in the maul. In the earlier game the Senior firsts lost 34-7 to Petone’s team after just trailing 8-7 at half time. Next week they play top of the table Avalon who are unbeaten after 5 rounds. Wainuiomata’s next game is against Wellington at William Jones Park at 2.15pm next Saturday.

Sports results wanted If you are part of a sports club, know of any awesome sports achievements or just have a sport you want us to cover then send me an email at We want to hear about rugby, soccer, running, lawn bowls, BMX, netball, hockey, tennis, dancing, darts, or any other sport you can think of. Whether you have the weekend’s game results, photos, details of players, or even just played some backyard cricket, the Wainuiomata News wants to know. Just remember to include a caption if you send high resolution picutres, as well as details of where and when it was taken. Sports results must be sent through by Monday 5pm.


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