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By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student The annual Wainuiomata Anzac Day parade went as planned, despite the rain and short time available to organise. Wainuiomata Valley RSA chairman Bart Bartlett says he was over the moon with the amount of people that came out to pay their respects. Continued page 2 COMMEMORATIONS: Peter Loader leads the Wainuiomata Anzac Day Parade through Queen Street. PHOTO: Aaron Meredith

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Continued from page 1 “I’m grateful to the people who showed up, it was a great turnout,” Mr Bartlett says This year’s commemorations were doubtful following the closure of the RSA in 2013 but, with a group of determined locals, it all went ahead. “It was a lot of hard work because of the timing of the event…I am thankful to all that helped along the way,” Mr Bartlett says. He says the best thing was seeing the amount of young people who turned up. “It shows that they are interested about what is happening,” Mr Bartlett says. In his speech last Friday, Mr Bartlett said that out of the 200 residents that were living in Wainuiomata at the time of World War One, just over 20 of them went to war; with five losing their lives while at war. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace was also very impressed the loy-

alty of the Wainuiomata residents that came out to support their local Anzac Day commemorations. “It’s good considering the RSA had a couple of problems over the last few years, well done to everyone that worked on it,” Mr Wallace says. “The dawn service was great as well, all power to Bart he has done really well,” he says. Peter Loader, who led the parade this year, agreed with what Mr Wallace and Mr Bartlett said about crowd numbers. “It was very impressive. All the turnouts have been good, every year. I love the kids turning up, they always want to learn about it [Anzac Day],” Mr Loader says. This year’s parade was Mr Loader’s fourteenth time leading the parade. It is something he has done since he went to Gallipoli in 2000. “Anyone that wants to go should go; it’s an experience of a life time, very worthwhile,” Mr Loader says.

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Another successful campaign for patrol By Dan Whitfield Residents have shown they are behind their local Community Patrol Wainuiomata by supporting them through this year’s Good in the Hood campaign run through Z stations around the country. While last year the community organisation received about $1350 which covered its general expenses, this year $978 was raised. Good in the Hood is an initiative to help local neighbourhoods, supporting the things that matter locally and making a positive contribution around the country. Each year, Z stations give neighbourhood groups a share of $4000 to do ‘good in the hood.’ From thousands of applications, four are selected with members of the community deciding where the money goes by voting in their local service station. Community Patrol Wainuiomata coordinator Mike Rosser is pleased the community got behind it for another year and says the support is needed. At present, more than 20 people are involved through volunteering time to help protect the community and its residents, with about 12 people out patrolling at any one time. “It’s great that our community, both in Wainuiomata and Seaview, support us,” Mr Rosser says. Local patrols have been surveying the whole community for more than 10 years, running day and night routines. Community Patrol Wainuiomata has also started monitoring Seaview. As part of the 2014 Good in the Hood campaign, Community Patrol Wainuiomata came second equal and raised substantial funds to support it getting a new patrol vehicle – with a portion going towards general expenses once again. Z Seaview retailer Ras Singh says the fantastic thing is seeing so many people who want to support them in what they do around the community. Mr Singh says it is clear that it is not just staff but the community that has

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supported these organisations this year. “We’re humbled to support them,” he says. The community patrol placed second equal with Coastguard Wellington, while Wellington @ Heart came first with $1379 donated. Last, but not least, was the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind that received $666. Members of the Wainuiomata patrol were presented with a cheque on last Wednesday at the Z Seaview service station where people were able to vote during the campaign.

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inbriefnews Youth Week creates fun for locals By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student

Going without for the month of May This May, Kaibosh Food Rescue is again asking Wellingtonians to support its food rescue and redistribution service by missing one meal that they would have eaten out and instead donating the money they would have spent. Kaibosh are currently supporting 32 community groups with the regular provision of fresh food which is being diverted away from landfill and instead reaching those in our community who are most in need. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says it strengthens existing networks and fills a very specific gap, enabling existing charities to do an even better job.

Dog virus breaks out in Hutt Valley Four dogs have died in the Stokes Valley due to an outbreak of parvovirus, a contagious virus that affects canines. Residents are reminded to keep their pets vaccinated and up to date with their vaccination course. The virus can kill dogs within four to five days, and treatment costs can be high.

New technology to link courts Hutt Valley district court welcome the addition of an audio visual link (AVL) network that connects courts and prisons together. The AVL links are part of a new upgrade which are set to connect a total of 18 courts and 13 prisons. The new system increases safety and security for the public, prison officers and court staff, by allowing prisoners at connected facilities to make court appearances at any connected court in the country, without having to leave prison.

Groups in Wainuiomata are coming together to help keep young people occupied throughout the month of May. In a combined effort by Kokiri Marae Health Centre, Wainuiomata Community Centre and a number of local Maori wardens, another Wainuiomata Youth Project has been organised. This is the third time the group has created a Youth Week like this, with the first being in 2012. Lizzie Raukawa, from Kokiri Marae Health Centre, says the success of the program is why it keeps going. “It was so popular in 2012 that we had to keep it going in 2013 and the same with this year,” Ms Raukawa says.

PERFECT LOCATION: Next month’s Wainuiomata Youth Project is set to be held at the local community centre.

Community comes together for holidays By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student Wainuiomata children had plenty to do around the Hutt Valley these school holidays, with both the local community centre and library hosting activities. The library has held a number of events including ‘Stickdown Town’ and ‘In ya Face’. “The programmes are designed for five to 12 year olds,” says library assistant Vera Pazan. “Hopefully this will encourage them to read books,” she says. Last week’s ‘Sticktown Town’ event involved children learning about crazy buildings and structures around the world, giving them the chance to create some wacky structures.

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Organisers have put the success of the event down to the children themselves. “It’s driven by them, it goes by what they want, if they want to do something we will do that,” Ms Raukawa says. She says they have been contacting the police and fire service to see if they want to set up stalls showcasing what they do in the community. “We have approached people from all around the community, trying to build up correspondence between the businesses and the community,” Ms Raukawa says. The event runs throughout each day of the week, no matter what the weather. If it is raining they just move everything inside, she says. Is set to be hosted at the community centre.

She says these activities involve children making things they can take home to their families. “Children like to do things that are hands on, stuff they can show their families,” Ms Pazan says. The library is working with the community centre throughout the holidays. Programmes are held by these organisations every school holidays throughout the year. “It’s good that we are working together with these projects, it is something we have wanted to do for a few years now,” Ms Pazan says. The Community Centre is holding a holiday programme in the second week of the break. Both programmes will keep children entertained and will continue until school resumes for term two.

CELEBRATIONS: Residents of Aporoa, Orewa and Ngaturi groves, and Parenga St coming together. Photo: Supplied

Friends, family, and an Easter barbeque Easter celebrations were held around Wainuiomata recently, with a number of residents coming together for the festivities and chocolate. The neighbourhood and residents of Aporoa, Orewa and

Ngaturi groves, and Parenga St had an Easter street barbeque on Sunday. Wainuiomata resident Graeme Biddle says everyone had a good time and they were very lucky with the weather on the day.


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Council to decide number of pokies in city Discussions as to whether or not there is a problem with the number of pokie machines in Wainuiomata were made public at a recent Hutt City Council policy and regulatory committee meeting. In 2013, New Zealanders spent $821 million on pokies, with more than $25 million spent in Hutt City alone. Between June and September 2013, the total expenditure on pokies in Wainuiomata was $858,639. The Gambling Act 2003 requires councils to review their gambling policy every three

years. Since the review in 2010, the number of pokie venues in Hutt City has fallen from 39 to 37 and the number of machines have gone from 545 to 529. Council’s current plan is to keep the number of pokies at below 545, but officers are reviewing the policy. Representatives from the committee have outlined a preference of transferring pokie licences and relocation machines from areas such as Wainuiomata and Stokes Valley, to more affluent parts of the Hutt Valley. A suggestion was also made towards the council possibly looking at

allowing no new machines in certain areas of the city. In a report to the policy and regulatory committee, council advisors stated gambling of some form is a common activity in New Zealand; with 52 percent of adults who participated in the 2011/12 New Zealand Health Survey indicated they had gambled in the past year. It was also noted that most people who gamble do not experience any addiction problems however some do produce other dependencies and health problems. “P roblem ga mbling has

been associated with domestic violence, alcohol abuse, theft, bankruptcy, poor employment performance and poor mental health,” the report said. So far a number of options have been created and voiced in terms the policy change, listing the pros and cons of each. The public and council will work together during the consultation process, with decisions based on exiting budgets. TAB venues around the city are owned and operated by the New Zealand Racing Board and do not fall under the council policy.

POKIE REVIEW: Council will look at the number of pokie machines in the Hutt Valley. PHOTO: Supplied.

Doctors looking for help By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student

CREATIVE: Handmade headbands as part of the Hutt-based project. Photo: Supplied

New Zealanders are a crafty bunch By Dan Whitfield

Artists from around the country have been collaborating creations this month as part of the Hutt Valley’s Our Space project run by Close To My Heart – an organisation for individuals to enhance their artistic talents. Wainuiomata’s Denise Anglesey, from Denise H, created a number UNITED CONTAINERS TIME 2/09/2013 7:42:28 a.m. of upcycled andPROOFrecycled items of C06 LAST RUN: 11/27/13 clothing for the SIZE: project, with Lower 1/4 PG IS Hutt’s Patricia Manhire joining with her paper crafts and greeting cards. Other artists included Upper Hutt’s mixed media artist Number 5, artist Freda Lobb, and jewellery and gift creators The Pewter Hutt.

Kruizey Kidz from Hamilton also made an appearance throughout the month long project, creating baby and children’s clothing for the Hutt-based craft events. Christchurch-based Threadalicious was present for the event, alongside Kaz Designs from Thames and Square 9 from the Kapiti Coast. Events were held on High St at various times between Friday, April 9358141AA 11, and Wednesday, April 30. The Our Space project was a craft event collaborating handmade styled and designed items. More information about the event that finished today can be found at




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Doctors are here to help us when we are sick, now it is time for us to help them. Hutt City Health Care Wainuiomata has to move out of their current premises on The Strand at the end of May and the race is on to find a new practice. General practitioner Sandy Dawson says that they are doing everything they can to try and stay in Wainuiomata. “The current landlord is wishing to sell up, so we are working round the clock to find other suitable premises,” Mr Dawson says. He says they are looking for a place that is accessible for people with good parking and big enough so they have room for everything they need. “It doesn’t have to be as big as before but it has to be convenient, that is the main thing,” Mr Dawson says. If the healthcare centre does have to close, its patients may have to go over to the practice in Lower Hutt. “At the moment both people can go to either practice, but only having the one would only be the fall back,” Mr Dawson says. He says they prefer to rent as they do not want to owe money on a building

MOVING: Hutt City Health Care Wainuiomata need to find a new home before the month is out. PHOTO: Aaron Meredith

when they want to focus on delivering health care. “We enjoy doing what we do in Wainuiomata, we are not leaving any stone unturned in trying to find a new place,” Mr Dawson says. The practice officials are interested in hearing from anyone who may know of a place in Wainuiomata they

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Our readers have their say. Find out the word on the street in Wainuiomata Question: What did you do over the long weekend?

Bill Koelmon Wainuiomata “I went to see my mum in an old people’s home. I spent time with her.”

Michelle May Wainuiomata

Wayne Wilmhurst Wainuiomata

Josh Seupule Wainuiomata

Emma Slee Wainuiomata

“I went to the fire station with my fiancé and my father. We spent time down there with everyone.”

“I went down to the Bowling Club where the RSA is based for lunch, all us RSA members went down there.”

“It was a good weekend but had to work some of it.”

“I didn’t go to the dawn service. I had a pot luck that Saturday night and did some dog sitting.”

Letters to the editor In with the old 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

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@ Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in emails.

Dear Ed, I was so happy when I saw an entire front page dedicated to Anzac Day and finding out about one of our own who was involved in the wars. I really enjoyed reading about Ken’s tales and hearing what he had experienced. Sincerely, Stacey Young

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MINUTES WITH: Tony Watling Wainuiomata News Ode Writer What is your favourite food?

Your favoured holiday destination?

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Pork and crackling with apple sauce, brussel sprouts, and roast potatoes.

Where I can go fishing.

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Art brightens High Street throughout April An interactive exhibition that reflects on times past and contrasts those with more modern concepts has wrapped up in the Hutt valley today. Supported by Wellington Access Radio, Lyriks Sports Academy and The War Memorial Library in Hutt City, Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt viewers were invited to connect with the images on display, sharing memories, thoughts and commentary. The exhibition was called

Through Our Eyes and was a photographic commentary by students from the Art and Cultural Studies Programme at Naenae’s Lyriks Sports Academy. Work was on display from April 4 to April 30 and focused on concepts of street art, environment and social commentary from contrasting perspectives. Three creations on display at the War Memorial Library in Lower Hutt were reproduced onto large photographic canvas murals for

Nights of dancing planned Whether you have a knack for ballroom or rock ‘n’ roll dancing, or simply just want to learn how to own the dance floor; Hutt Valley Community Dance want to hear from you. Over the weekend, the dance association held its first event of the year that was suitable for all levels of dancers from around the region. Events focus around all means of dance, including ballroom, Latin, sequence and rock ‘n’ roll. Organisers say it is a great night of dancing in a friendly social environment and all are welcome. The next lessons will be held on June 21 at the Chilton Saint James School Hall, Lower Hutt. Other dates include August 23, October 18, and December 13. For more information contact Susan on 567 5593 or Shona on 237 8412.

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the exhibition. The originals - ‘Their Sacrifice’ and ‘Preserved Freedom’ - were painted by Leonard Mitchell in 1956 to commemorate those who died in the first and second world wars. The third mural ‘Human Endeavour’ features 50 local figures that represent aspects of human endeavour including education, music, farming and commerce. Through Our Eyes was on display along High St, Lower Hutt.

DISPLAY: A demonstration of art that was on view as part of the Through Our Eyes exhibition. Photo: Supplied

Local talent needed for nationwide shows Children from the Hutt Valley with an interest in acting are being sought after for the critically acclaimed play, The Sound of Music - which opens in New Zealand theatres for two shows later this year. Auditions for the tour started last week at the Michael Fowler Centre; but only 18 children from the 1000 children that have registered nationwide are set to be chosen at the end of the period. Director Anton Luitingh began his search for New Zealand children to play the Von Trapps in Wellington last Tuesday, and those selected will be part of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster stage production. Following the selection process the chosen child actors will spend three days in Auckland with the Mr Luitingh testing their talents. Producer James Cundall says this is an exciting opportunity for local talent to star in an international and West End blockbuster. “We are looking for children to play six roles in this family musical and encourage aspiring young actors and actresses of the right height to come along and audition,” Mr Cundall says. The original Broadway production

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Development Wainuiomata is excited for its fast approaching third Business Breakfast of the year, set to be held next month. While normally the breakfast event is held on the final Friday of the month, April was different with Anzac Day falling on the last Friday and organisers deciding to move it to May 2. The event caters for about 50 business professionals from around Wainuiomata who attend each month. At each event a guest speaker is invited and May’s speaker is Stuart Larking – a man with many years in the Telecommunications industry. Mr Larking is set to share his knowledge of smart phone and tablet technologies with a promise of no geek speak. He will also explore applications that will increase productivity and time management within businesses, helping people find out about new products coming onto the market. Organisers are urging those who attend to bring their smart phones as there will be an interactive portion of the next breakfast. May’s event is set to start at about 7am at the Louise Bilderbeck Hall, located on Main Road.

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Gym finds new home By Dan Whitfield Wainuiomata’s only gym is set to make the move to a bigger, and more prime location later this year. Currently the Wainuiomata Way of Life Community Fitness Centre operates from next to the Parkway and Wainuiomata Hill Rd roundabout, in an approximately 600 metressquared location. With the move, the main focus was to reside in a bigger and more functional building; creating the opportunity for the gym to grow, says owners Scott and Lynda MacKenzie. The fitness centre’s new building, currently undergoing major redevelopment, is situated close to the entrance of the shopping centre, inside the old post office building. Mr MacKenzie says the new location is about 1000m2, allowing more space for fitness equipment and different spaces to accommodate more classes. The gym will be located in a space

of 600m2, with an area upstairs dedicated to the fitness centre’s karate academy. “We had been talking about moving for a while. We just wanted to get the right place,” Mr MacKenzie says. “It will be good to be able to segregate the equipment. We will be able to spread things out a bit more and have designated areas for our different equipment...The gym can grow now. We’ve already almost doubled the amount of machines we have,” he says. The community fitness centre’s current lease runs out on September 30, so Mr MacKenzie is working towards an opening date before then. “We’ve only just started working on the new building, so we will be announcing an opening later in the year. We are hoping for something around the July-August time,” he says. There are about 300 members are currently signed up at the Way of Life gym, with 100 enrolled in the

karate academy. Mr MacKenzie says with the new location and size of the building that is set to increase. Throughout the past few months, Mr and Mrs MacKenzie had been talking to councillors Campbell Barry and Margaret Willard about the future location of the gym. “They believe it has huge potential to make the area more vibrant and will hopefully encourage more businesses to move into surrounding empty shops,” Mr MacKenzie says. “For us, it will have great linkage to the park and hopefully we can run fitness classes in the park,” he says. When the new location opens later this year, the owners hope to have a number of new treadmills and other equipment; as well as new fitness classes set to be in operation. Wainuiomata Way of Life Community Fitness Centre will be located next to Labour MP Trevor Mallard’s Wainuiomata office, and the grocers GYM TIME: Scott and Lynda MacKenzie at the future location of – set to reopen in coming months. Way of Life Community Fitness Centre. Photo: Dan Whitfield

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COMING TOGETHER: Lisa Winter (left) with her children Charlotte Winter, April Cain, and Hayley Winter joined Denise Anglesey, Sonja Fry and Noeline Colman (right) last week.

New committee needed for local association By Dan Whitfield Next month, Grey Power Wainuiomata Association members will vote on who they want to lead the group for the coming year. Current president Ken Salmon, who is standing down from his position later this year, says it would be very pleasing to get enough volunteers for a committee as well as a full team, including a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. The association will be holding its annual general meeting on May 28, with the main focus around where the future lies for Grey Power in Wainuiomata. “Nominations are needed to enable us to form a good, workable committee,” Mr Salmon says. “Many people shy at the word ‘committee,’ in simple words, it is defined as ‘a group of people appointed or chosen to perform a function on behalf of a larger group.’ It is a team with various skills and abilities work-


ing for a common purpose,” he says. Current Grey Power members are encouraging the community to come along to meetings so they can see how the association operates. The next meeting is on May 28, with the venue yet to be announced. For more information on Grey Power Wainuiomata or to volunteer as committee members, contact Mr Salmon on 04 934 6473.

Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata residents joined the global fashion industry last Thursday to highlight the challenges faced by the fashion supply chain. Raising awareness about the industy’s most pressing issues, such as exploitation and pollution, Fashion Revolution Day saw a series of events organised around the world to allow designers to engage with their local communities. Lisa Winter with her children Charlotte Winter, April Cain, and Hayley Winter joined Denise Anglesey, Sonja Fry and Noeline Colman in the Hutt Valley-based

event which saw them don their clothes inside out. They are asking those who are taking part in Fashion Revolution Day to be curious, and find out the story behind their clothing, then sharing it on social media with the hashtag, #insideout. Fashion Revolution Day ran on April 24 and is a push towards designers saying enough is enough. To get behind the movement or to find out more about the revolution day, visit

Mallard loses Naenae gains Korokoro Changes to the Hutt South electorate boundaries will see Labour MP Trevor Mallard lose valuable voters ahead of the elections later this year. The Hutt South MP believes he may have lost about half of his voters through the release of new draft boundaries recently. As part of the changes the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae is set to shift to Labour MP Chris Hipkins’ Rimutaka electorate. Mr Mallard’s 2001 majority before the proposed changes was about 4800 however, this may now be around the 2000 mark. Earlier this month, Mr Mallard says the boundary changes mean he welcomes Western Hills into the Hutt South electorate and that it was “sad to lose Naenae into Rimutaka.” “Hutt electorates needed to get bigger because our population is not growing...And Western Hills have no real

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relationship with Johnsonville/ Newlands,” Mr Mallard says. The Hutt South MP believes the configuration is logical as the alternatives would have been to split hills or put Hills into Rimutaka and Taita. He says it was still better than the majority he inherited when he first stood in the then Pencarrow position. “The effect is to roughly

halve the Hutt South majority, currently 4825. When I first ran here, the previous majority was only 384,” Mr Mallard says. Comments about the changes were left on Mr Mallard’s Facebook page by supporters, including one from Lisa McGregor who says that she was not impressed because she had voted for him for years. While Ohariu MP Peter Dunne lost Korokoro and Maungaraki to Hutt South, the changes also see him pick up Wadestown from Wellington Central. “I know the Western Hills pretty well. Friends and electorate committee members live there,” Mr Mallard says. The representation commission outlined there would also be 64 general and seven Maori electorate seats under the new boundaries that will apply for the next two elections. This year’s general election is set to be held on Saturday, September 20.


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First house dream realised By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student After years of careful budgeting and help from New Zealand Credit Union (NZCU) Baywide, a young Wainuiomata couple have finally realised the dream of having a new home. Quinton Paki and Sisi TualaLe’afa have three young children but really needed more room for their growing family. Despite the couple both having jobs, for many years the pair believed they would not be able to get a mortgage, let alone service a home loan. The couple have been customers of the credit union in Wainuiomata since 1999 and

over the past months NZCU has worked with them, helping them budget and set up a savings plan. Earlier in April, Quinton and Sisi moved into their first home and have achieved their home ownership dream. “We wouldn’t be in the house without the support and guidance of NZCU Baywide,” Sisi says. “We are enjoying it but will enjoy it more once we put our stamp on it,” she says. NZCU Baywide team leader Mani Malaeulu says it was a delight assisting Quinton and Sisi into the dream of owning their own home. “We work with the people that can’t get a foot in with the

Cameras to monitor rural roads As a result of community concern about illegal and anti-social activities, the Wainuiomata Rural Community Association is set to install surveillance cameras on Coast Road and Moores Valley Road. The association’s chairman Shayne Edwards says that stock rustling, illegal dumping of rubbish, stolen cars being burnt out, boy racer activities and burglaries have all been problems from time to time in the rural area around Wainuiomata. “This is a lovely peaceful area with a great community, but occasionally we get a few idiots coming out here to cause trouble. We’re hopeful that the new security system will deter them”, Mr Edwards says. Local residents agreed with the association last year that the installation of security cameras was a top priority for the area. The surveillance project has been achieved through help of funding from Hutt City Council, via its Hutt Safe City Group Charitable Trust. Committee members say they are very grateful for the support. “The cameras will record the number plates of vehicles using Coast Road and Moores Valley Road, but won’t show individuals, so there shouldn’t be any privacy concerns,” Mr Edwards says. The security system will be managed by the Wainuiomata Rural Community Association, and number plate data will be provided on request to the police, fire service and Hutt City Council if they need to investigate incidents.

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bigger banks. We are honoured to have the family as members of NZCU Baywide,” Mani says. NZCU Baywide was established in 1971, and is one of this country’s largest credit unions. It prides itself on its involvement within its local communities and actively helps numerous charities and causes in the regions. More than 36,000 customers receive help from NZCU through branches spread around the North Island.

BIG SMILES ALL AROUND: Sisi Tuala-Le’afa and Mani Malaeulu. PHOTO: Aaron Meredith

Animal shelter benefits from student kick-a-thon By Dan Whitfield Four young martial arts students and animal lovers from Wainuiomata have planned a cool event to raise funds for New Zealand animal shelter, HUHA (Helping You Help Animals.) Faolan Harkness, Callum Pollard, Brodie Sue (7), and Tora Harkness, 3, will be taking part in a kick-a-thon, supporting HUHA through performing one kick for each dollar it spends on vet bills per month. HUHA is dedicated to teaching empathy to the community and providing shelter for those less fortunate animals that struggle to survive in today’s disposable culture. The sanctuary is fun and interactive in many ways, designed to encourage our pet owners to be proactive and responsible for the welfare of animals, and the protection of our unique environment. So far, Faolan, Callum, Brodie, and Tora’s Kick5000 fundraiser has secured about $1000 out of their $5000 goal, with thanks going to the support from their local community. Steph Morris, who told the Wainuiomata News about the four charity kickers, says the support is awesome and hopes donations continue for the children’s campaign. The four Wainuiomata-based students are all young and of junior grades so they have been training to be able to complete the Kick5000 fundraiser. Faolan, Callum, Brodie, and Tora are all animal lovers and want to do something to help animals in need. New Zealand politician Mojo Mathers and television personality Mike King are just a few that have got behind the campaign and shared their support around New Zealand. Ms Morris is grateful of the support and is proud of her martial arts students creating this event.

KICKING: Faolan Harkness, left, Callum Pollard, Brodie Sue (7) standing in thier positions, and Tora Harkness, 3, cuddling Charles Darwin the dog. PHOTO: Supplied

HUHA actively works everyday to find homes and foster care for a multitude of homeless, abandoned, seized and abused animals. We’re here to help you help animals. The sanctuary has merged with Pakuratahi Farm Animal Sanctuary and is located in Otaki. As well as providing an education resource on line HUHA’s sanctuary provides a safe haven for injured, neglected and abused

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With safety, other advanced features of the Sonata contribute to enhancing the vehicle’s overall safety. By expanding on the application of Advanced-High Strength Steel, the car is twice as rigid yet 10 per cent lighter – helping achieve upgraded safety and driving performance. As a premium midsize sedan, the new Hyundai secures topclass safety by adopting a seven airbag system and new seatbelt technologies. Jeong Gil Park, head of the Hyundai Motor Group’s engineering design division, says since the first Sonata was introduced in 1985, it has contributed hugely to the company’s rapid growth and brand enhancement. “The all-new Sonata has evolved again and it will play an important role in further facilitating our shift from quantitative growth to qualitative growth,” Park says. With mid-sized sedans becoming ever popular, the Sonata is expected to set a new standard in its segment, just as its predecessor did with its revolutionary design. Hyundai Motor reportedly paid attention to achieving harmony by better integrating systems and providing value beyond customers’ expectations. It aims to deliver the best experiences and satisfaction within all aspects of the car.




The soon-to-be launched, all new Hyundai Sonata has been teased by South Korea’s largest automaker – Hyundai Motor Company. Some details of the all-new Sonata that were released include a new-look exterior and reinforced improved body structure and rigidity for safety. Despite the model’s world premiere set for later this month, the Sonata will debut in New Zealand towards the second half of 2014. The Sonata is the second model to adopt ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0,’ completing a more refined, premium look. On the outside, a single-framed, premium hexagonal grille, refined sidelines and futuristic rear designs help create an image of a dynamic, sophisticated premium midsize sedan. A longer wheelbase also maximizes the car’s cabin space. The interior design aligns with the exterior, adopting consistent design details that reflect careful consideration of ergonomics and intuitive. This year’s Sonata was also designed to enhance Human Machine Interface (HMI) qualities, letting drivers intuitively, recognise the vehicle’s controls – with switches grouped by their function. Seat comfort has also been maximized with a more ergonomic cushion design.





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Wheel alignment/ tyre technician We are looking for someone preferably with experience in Wheel alignments but if you have a fantastic personality are honest, reliable, have great people skills and are willing to go the extra mile then we are willing to train you!

A BIG THANK YOU FROM DR TRACE MEECH AND DR SUSAN YOUNG! to all our former patients at StrandCare.

We would both like to thank,somewhat belatedly, all of our patients for your kind cards, gifts,words and thoughts when our practice was sold at the end of May 2013. It was a difficult decision to make after 26 years of serving the community of Wainuiomata, but the steadily increasing paperwork was the last straw. We agonised over our decision to move on in our lives and create a long-overdue better lifestyle for ourselves because we knew that small family practices were no longer sustainable and ours would be unlikely to sell. This was of great concern to us and we were determined to keep on working until we could sell the practice to a doctor who intended to provide our patients with medical care within Wainuiomata. We had, in fact, just about reached the point where we thought we were going to have to “close our doors” and so we were so relieved when we managed to sell the practice. We had hoped to sell the StrandCare building at the same time, but we are still the owners and have placed it on the market as a fully functional Health Centre. The building is for sale to any doctor or health professional who wishes to buy it. We wish you all the very best for your futures and feel proud of our little contribution to this lovely community. I have enjoyed seeing you in the Supermarket and you should know I do check the contents of your trolley so behave! Cheers from us both. Dr Trace Meech and Dr Susan Young.

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Big achievement for rugby players Three Wainuiomata Rugby Club players have been picked for the Samoan under 20 world cup squad. Anthony and Andrew Mamea, along with Henry Stowers were selected for the team recentely ahead of New Zealand’s hosting of the Junior World Championship 2014 in June. The rugby club celebrated the three player’s achievements recently, along with congratulations given to Norm Faalinga after making his 100th appearance for the green and black side.

Club hosting annual Old Timers Day Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club is hosting its annual Old Timers Day this Saturday. It is an opportunity for the club to say thank you to members for being a part of the club over the years and past seasons. Partners, family, and friends are invited, and the day 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.

King of the Hill gets closer Registrations have reopened for King of the Hill – Hutt City’s new family fun walk up the mighty Wainuiomata Hill. The event, on Sunday 1 June, will see people walk or run from Queen Street Reserve behind the Wainuiomata Library to the summit lookout and back. King of the Hill costs $10 for adults, $5 for children and is free for those under-five. Organisers says there are stacks of great prizes will be won too - for first home, best themed business team and best dressed King and Queen. Sign up now at www.kingofthehill.


Wainuiomata hold on to win By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student Wainuiomata Rugby Club’s premier side managed to hold on to a 30-26 victory in this week’s round against Wellington, after nearly blowing a commanding lead. The local side opened the scoring after a Fa’atau Mamea try, before Wellington tied things up soon after. Tyler Tane then kicked three penalties to give the home team a 16-7 lead approaching half time. Jason Love then pounced on a loose Wellington pass and sprinted 60 meters to score and open up a 23-7 lead. The local side led 30-12 midway through the second half before letting the visitors back into the game. In the second half momentum changed. Wellington forced a tight head scrum and then its winger ran 95 meters to bring the score to 23-12. Bevan Clark then momentarily put things right for the locals scoring a try that Tane converted to extend the lead WINNING TEAM: John Monu controlling the play. out the 30-12. PHOTO: Aaron Meredith However this is where the scoring

ended for Wainuiomata, as poor discipline and bad defence saw Wellington score two quick tries to make for a nervous finish. Wellington pressed hard, but the Wainuiomata defensive line held out until the final whistle. Highlights for the home side included Tyler Tane continuing good kicking form, placing 15 points between the posts - which ended up being the difference between the two teams. Jason Love also played well, with his speed proving vital in saving a Wellington try. He also worked hard to force turnovers. The victory keeps Wainuiomata in the top eight, and in place to qualify for the Jubilee Cup. The senior first side suffered another loss, losing to Avalon 52-7. The women’s side also suffered a loss to Avalon 19 points to 14. Next week it is old timers day at the local club, with both the top teams facing Poneke at William Jones Park. The premier’s next game is for the Hakaraia Trophy - a trophy that both clubs take great pride in playing for.

Big win for colts By Dan Whitfield An away win is a feat that any team who travels is determined to reach. So for the Wainuiomata Firestone Colts, the weekend’s 26-nil win over Rahui was exactly what was wanted. The Wainuiomata under 21 side travelled to Otaki Domain on Saturday to play its Rahui Rugby and Sports Club counterparts. The team’s Sven Johnson tells the Wainuiomata News it was a good trip up and that the team came together to show some dominance on the field. In the first 20 minutes of the game, hard work and dedication paid off for Wainuiomata, with the team setting

up camp in the opposition’s half for about 20 minutes. While it took a little longer for Wainuiomata to score its first try, scored by Joel Kreiss, the plays and performance was top notch. Kreiss’ try ended up being converted to make score 7-nil. Back and forwards play from both teams showed a little more control during the game, before Stuart Upton stepping up to score his first try of the season. Wainuiomata went into the second time with a lead of 12 points to nil. The second half showed the Rahui discipline slip a little, with a player sin binned – followed by a few more warnings.

SUCCESS: Wainuiomata celebrates a win. PHOTO: Supplied

Wainuiomata scored a penalty try to make it 19-0, with Kreiss scoring his second try of the match. Johnson says the game ended a little earlier than Wainuiomata had hoped for but, the 26-nil win means they hold on to

the table lead with maximum points. The weekend’s player of the game was Fa’avae Lemau. Wainuiomata Firestone Colts’ next game is on May 3 against Paraparaumu/Plimmerton at Mary Crowther Park.

Local runners perform well By Dan Whitfield

Correction In last week’s Wainuiomata News, an article on Ty Williams contained incorrect information. It reported that his fight was part of the King of the Ring competition. The correction is it was a title fight outside the competition. The Wainuiomata News apologises for the mistake.

ON FORM: Maria Cramp in front of fellow Wellington runners. PHOTO: Supplied

Maria Cramp took a step back into what she knows best over the weekend - cross country running. Held on Saturday, the event saw a number of athletes from around the Hutt Valley and Wellington region race in Wainuiomata as part of the Shaw Baton Relay. The young athlete took out the fourth fastest time in the senior women’s division of the event hosted by Wainuiomata Harriers, with Luke Stoupe on

form in the under 12 boys and Mackenzie Winter doing well in the under 12 girls event. Last weekend’s Shaw Baton Relay involved athletes running over rural areas of Wainuiomata, through streams and up hills. Wainuiomata Harriers will host its classic mountain fun run and walk at the end of May and the club’s Nikki Braniff-Jones urges members of the community to get involved. Ms Cramp uses cross country running as training for her athletics.

Wednesday April 30, 2014



Newbie athlete helps team win big By Dan Whitfield

FIRST PLACE: Maria Cramp leading the pack in the 1500m event. Photo: Supplied

Wainuiomata-based athlete Maria Cramp has stepped up to the mark to help her Wellington team win a national interprovincial athletics tournament. Held in Hastings over the Easter weekend, the young athlete competed in a number of events as part of a grade 12 girls’ team from Athletics Wellington. Maria ran in the 400 metre, 800m and 1500m and also took part in the shot put - as she had to do four events with at least one being a track or a field event. The Wainuiomata runner came fifth overall in the 1500m and 7th in the 800m which she says was a “great achievement” as she has only been running on the track since the start of this season. In the 1500m, Maria had to compete twice and won one of her heats. This year is the third year in a row that Wellington has won at this event and at the Easter event the team scored 120,821 points - the most ever for Wellington and the most points by any team since 2001. Maria started out as a cross country runner and only joined athletics at the end of last year. She believes she has shown huge improvement over the season so far and was a strong member of this year’s grade 12 female squad. Her father, David Cramp, says he is really proud and that Maria is showing a lot of determination to win.

With the athletics season all wrapped up, the 12-year-old has rejoined the Wainuiomata Harriers and is looking forward to running cross-country events throughout the next few months. Maria competed in a harriers event over the weekend and is hoping to be involved with national cross country championships held later in the year. Athletics Wellington sport development manager Jo Murray says Wellington has a large group of talented young athletes and a very committed group of coaches who give up so much of their time to help them achieve their goals. Other teams from Wellington that attended the Hastings event included a grade 12 and 13 boys’ team, as well as a grade 13 girls’ team. Maria’s grade 12 team included members Grace Ohlsson, Sophie Atkinson, Marama Butler, Sara Cooper, Lucy England, Nova Hammett, Ashleigh Jones, Georgia Nairne, Monique Sears, and Kusla Smith. She says big thanks go to the coaches and managers who have been involved this season and to those who travelled away with the team for the event. In preparation for the Easter weekend national tournament, Maria had to do a lot of training. Mr Cramp says as soon as Maria joined the club she was attending training events with her team mates. He says she was also doing her own training in the spare time she had.

Month of comps planned for darts

FIFA OFFICIALS: Dave Beech and Marion Mayer-Vorfelder at the Wellington Regional Stadium. Photo: Dan Whitfield

Dates finalised for New Zealand’s FIFA world cup An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages have been confirmed for the 52 matches of the FIFA under 20 World Cup to be hosted by New Zealand next year. To ensure New Zealand’s football family is at the heart of the global event, the games will be hosted around the country, with the sport’s enthusiasts getting first access to the tickets during an exclusive three week window, beginning April 28. Wellington Regional Stadium is set to host three double-headers during group match play. The first will be on May 30. The next pair of matches will take

place on June 2, with games to continue that weekend with another on June 5. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says these double-headers will draw fans from all around to the capital. “Our excellent facilities have seen a huge growth in ‘The Beautiful Game’ in the Capital, so the FIFA under 20s will be a memorable experience for all,” Ms Wade-Brown says. The capital will also host a round of the play offs on June 10 and will take centre stage when it hosts one of four quarter finals on June 14. Other quarter final action will be hosted by Auckland, Hamilton and

Christchurch. The world’s top four teams will have semi-finals in Christchurch and Auckland; while the third and fourth place finals will be on June 20 at North Harbour Stadium before the 2015 final. He says the competition is in a great position to ensure that everyone will get to see the world’s greatest emerging football stars on home soil. “These are exciting times for football fans in New Zealand – FIFA’s second largest global football event is coming here, and the big names of tomorrow will be discovered at our football grounds,” said Mr Beeche.

A line up of local and regional events has been planned for darts enthusiasts during the month of May. Wainuiomata Darts Association (WDA) members have the chance to be involved in about 10 competitions, with the first this Friday. The Ben Hill Trophy and Franklin Shield Challenges V Kapi Mana will begin on Friday, May 2, at 7pm and will likely see a number of locals striving for a win. Throughout the month there are three Wainuiomata specialised competitions, including an open singles event on May 9, husband and wife/defacto couple’s tournament on May 23, and a drawn pairs round on May 30 – all starting from 7pm.

The month long line up is set to create some entertaining competition and will be well worth it, says club officials. While more events around the region are available to local players, other events released by WDA include Griffins Husband and Wife/Jolly Good Friends + 101 Cups on May 4, and the Levin Shield Challenge vs. Upper Hutt on May 16. Others consist of a quiz night and junior fundraiser on May 10, the Griffins Open Mixed Pairs and Ladies Invitational on May 18, as well as the Wellington Festival of Darts at Macs Brewery on May 18 and the club’s committee meeting on May 19. For times, head to the associations website -

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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