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New speed camera for Wainuiomata Wainuiomata will boast a new generation of fixed speed cameras through a nationwide rollout in areas with the highest risk of speed-related crashes. New Zealand Police revealed last week the first 12 sites to have the new design of cameras – including six locations in Auckland and six in Wellington. The 56 cameras to be installed by the end of next year will cost $10 million. The new cameras, which use the latest radar-based digital technology to detect speeding SPEED WATCHER: A new speed vehicles are being supplied by camera will be installed in Redflex Traffic Systems and Wainuiomata. will be gradually installed in communities across the coun- installed, replacing the old outdated wet film technology try over the next 18 months. Wainuiomata Rd’s speed cameras. The Waiwhetu side of Waicamera will be one site that will see a new speed camera nuiomata Rd will also see a new

camera installed. The recently announced sites are a mix of existing and new locations. Assistant commissioner road policing Dave Cliff says confirmation of the first six sites in Wellington and six in Auckland represents a significant milestone, after police announced plans last July to modernise and expand its fixed speed camera network. “The first sites that will receive the new advanced cameras represents an exciting step forward, as we work with our road safety partners to save lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads, particularly in those places where the evidence tells us there is a high risk of speed-related crashes,” Mr Cliff says. New Zealand Transport

Agency road safety director Ernst Zollner says it is known that a clear majority of Kiwis support the efforts of police to save lives and prevent serious injuries by enforcing speed limits. The first new camera will be installed for testing at Ngauranga Gorge, in Wellington, this week, eventually replacing an earlier model camera in use at the site since September 2013. It will undergo a rigorous testing and calibration process before going live in July. Mr Cliff says the cameras will all be placed in locations assessed as having a high risk for speed related crashes, including those where people have died or been injured in crashes involving speed.

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Wainui man keen about floorball Continued from page 1 Five field players and a goalkeeper (without a stick) from each side are on the court at one time, playing in a fully enclosed surface. The goals are set in so that play continues behind the goalline –similar to ice hockey. “It’s a truly fast and fun sport with lots of action, so it’s a great spectator sport, and that’s probably why it is gaining so much momentum in New Zealand as well as the rest of the world,” Mr Sundin says. The Wainuiomata resident is originally from Sweden, and moved to New Zealand in 1997. He tells the Wainuiomata News he grew up during the “great floorball revolution,” where it became one of Sweden’s most popular sports.

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“I’ve played in the Swedish floorball league on a very low level, and had a break from floorball for about 12 years before picking it up again, but this time in New Zealand,” Mr Sundin says.

He says it is a great sport to be involved in and he really enjoys it. With his levels of skills, Mr Sundin had the opportunity to play in the New Zealand squad earlier this year, playing against teams from Australia, Korea, Singapore and Japan in a world cup qualifier. This year has been the peak of his Floorball playing career, and he was nominated to play for the New Zealand mens national team. “Despite suffering defeats in all games, the team put up a really good fight and I was quite happy with the teams achievement. In the tournament I scored two goals and one assist, and was the top scorer of the New Zealand team,” he says. The sport was developed

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Hockey star on rep team By Dan Whitfield

START OF SOMETHING BIG: Navada Blake in her new uniform. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

“It means heaps to me,” says Wainuiomata High School student Navada Blake, after being selected for a representative hockey team about three weeks ago. Navada secured her spot as the newest member of the Wairarapa women’s under 18 hockey team – a team which is set to play a number of tournaments this year, including one this weekend. “I got the call and I was so happy...It was a cool buzz,” Navada says. Despite living in Wainuiomata, Navada and her mum, Ngaire, travel to Carterton each Sunday for training. “It’s a big commitment but I love it,” the Wainuiomata girl says. Although it has only been a few weeks since being selected, as a player Navada says she has improved; learning new skills and perfecting old ones. The 17-year-old started playing hockey at age 10, and has never stopped – even with dabbling in sports such as touch and badminton. “I love playing and it’s exciting to be part of a rep team...But I wouldn’t be anywhere without the support of family and friends,” Navada says. To be selected for the team she had

to train quite hard. Navada says as well as her own training and that involved the sports academy at her school, she had to do basic drills, the beep test, and gym routines. “Training with the Wairarapa team is a lot faster because it is more experienced and you can go all out,” Navada says. Peter Cowan, Wainuiomata High School’s director of sport, says hockey has grown in the last few years and Navada is just one of many who has blossomed. Navada is a member of Petone Hockey Club, which was established in 1911. The young Wainuiomata athlete is currently in year 13 at her high school. She also plays for the Wainuiomata’s 1st XI hockey team and is the captain. Navada will be playing in a mini tournament this weekend, representing Wainuiomata as a player of the under 18 Wairarapa women’s hockey team. Her biggest tournament, besides a national tournament later this year, will be in June. It will be hosted in Wairarapa. “The best thing is I feel really welcomed into this team...It’s great,” she says.

Fire fighters recognised for service By Dan Whitfield Two Wainuiomata volunteer fire fighters have been recognised for their services in the community. Peter Thompson was presented with a certificate for Most Training Musters Attended while Andrew Thomson was awarded with a Most Improved Fire Fighter honour. They were presented with the awards at the Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire Brigade’s annual general meeting. Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Ewen

Heron says employers from Wainuiomata that allow staff to attend calls during working hours were also presented with a special award. In the local area, employers that have volunteer fire fighters as staff members include Fernlea School, Fairview Joinery and Laurence Waiwai Driving Instructor – all three were recognised with an Employer Recognition Certificate. Station officer Sandy Dalgety is one of the volunteers who works in the local community. At the awards evening last month, a number of volunteers

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Petone Winter Carnival nears Applications are now open for food vendors, stallholders and entertainers keen to be part of this year’s Petone Winter Carnival. Stall fees range from about $85-$200 depending on the type and size of your stall. Get in contact to apply for a stall or ask any questions at petonecarnival. co.nz/get_involved or email rebecca. travers@huttcity.govt.nz. Stallholder applications close 5pm Friday, June 13. The Petone Winter Carnival will be held at the Petone Foreshore on Saturday, August 2, from midday to 8pm.

Road works in process A number of sewer renewal projects have commenced and will be continuing for a number of months. In Wainuiomata, road works will be happening on Wellington, Dover, Devon, and Wainuiomata Rds, to complete a sewer renewal. This will be happening between March 5 and June 25.

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inbriefnews Pilot programme aimed at teens Hutt City Libraries and Victoria University Wellington have teamed up to pilot a new programme, which teaches teens animation, coding, and robotics. The programme, called <Tek Ctrl/> gives young people a chance to play and learn about various technologies in an informal setting. Led by senior tutor at Victoria University Wellington’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, Elf Eldridge, the pilot gets teenagers involved in technology, which is a key focus for Hutt City Libraries as it promotes overall digital literacy. Long term it could contribute to technology needed for more digitally literate and technically skilled employees. <Tek Ctrl/> is held on Thursdays from 3.30pm to 5pm at War Memorial Library, Lower Hutt. The after-school programme is aimed at Year 10 to 13 students.

Property values have increased The latest monthly QV Residential Price Movement Index shows that nationwide residential property values for May have increased 8.2 per cent over the past year, and 0.7 percent over the past three months. They are now 13.9 percent above the market peak of late 2007. Values in the Wellington Region have increased 0.7 percent over the past three months and are up 1.8 percent since May last year. Wellington Central and South values are up 0.6 per cent in the past three months but Wellington City values have decreased. Values in Upper Hutt are also down 1.3 per cent over the past three months while values in Lower Hutt remain the same.

Upgrade not “worth it” By Dan Whitfield A $40,000 upgrade of William Jones Park has been getting some stick from members of other rugby clubs around the region, with many saying conditions are exactly the same as before the field had improvements made. Despite this, Wainuiomata Rugby Club chairman Jim Millar insists critics do not know what they are talking about and do not have the facts. Earlier this year, the local rugby ground had a drainage system installed underneath the surface of the field, aiding drainage and improving the playing surface. The hope was the upgrade would bring the club’s pitch to a standard to that of a premier home ground. “Aaron Marsh and his team from Downers have done a great job, and I would like to make the club members and Wainuiomata supporters aware of some of the facts of how we got to this

point...Where our ground will be as good as the Hutt Recreation Ground,” Mr Millar says. He says it has not been easy. Players from Hutt Old Boys Marist (HOBM), Johnsonville and Marist St Patrick’s rugby clubs told the Wainuiomata News that they felt the park needed an upgrade but had been told it was still the same. A player from Johnsonville Rugby Club, who wished not to be named, says he heard Wainuiomata’s field had been “rucked up pretty hard” following a game played in wet conditions. “I haven’t played there yet, but I am hoping it’s not raining...It sounds like it gets pretty atrocious there when it does,” the Johnsonville player says. “By the sounds of it, it wasn’t worth it,” he says. A player from HOBM, who also wished to remain anonymous, says it is “real shocking” and believe something needs to be done to fix it.

CLUB CHAIRMAN: Wainuiomata Rugby Club’s Jim Millar. PHOTO: Wainuiomata News file

The first stage of the upgrade and installation of the drainage system saw pipes placed under the field, with pipes set to be connected to a main outlet which will deposit excess water from the surface of William Jones Park to Black Creek. This will see the first stage completed and Mr Millar says

it is should be done by the end of this week. A second stage of drainage is also planned. Mr Millar says the aim is to have a field that can support more than eight hours of rugby a weekend and allow teams to use it more during the week for training.

Hutt Valley residents an arty bunch By Dan Whitfield Talented Hutt Valley residents have been brightening bus stops and walls around the region through an art project that kicked off in 2013.

Hutt City Council’s Urban Art Trail is an initiative created to promote artwork contained in the trail that has a huge visual and emotional impact across the city. A spokesperson from the council says it sees

urban art as an important medium for telling the stories of communities and the hope is others will enjoy the trail as well. The dictionary definitions for urban and art are: urban - of or per-

ARTISTIC: Dan Mills’ creation in Wainuiomata. PHOTO: Supplied

taining to a city or city life; and art - the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. Therefore urban art is expressions of more than the ordinary pertaining to city life. The project artists included Sue Lund, Sione Puloka, Jacky Pearson, Dan Mills, Sam Broad, A l ly D r u r y, K a ne Smith, Emily Roberts, Sammy Trimmer, Chris Apisai, and Wainuiomata’s very own Craig Sharp – a former art teacher at Wainuiomata

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High School. Mr Sharp was the artist behind the bus shelter on Wainuiomata Rd, sporting a sea life mural. The Countdown Supermarket car park artwork, led by Mr Mills, was created and worked on by students from schools around Wainuiomata. The paintings were made at Wainuiomata High School, based on sketches gathered from all the students involved, with them then redesigned by Mr Mills. Mr Mills has also allegedly worked on a piece at the Wainuiomata Rugby Club.

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Horse-lover selected for world class event By Dan Whitfield Through her love and passion for horses, and a knack with a paint brush, Sarah Thrasher has been selected as a feature artist at a worldclass equine event later this year. Ms Thrasher will be one of many exhibitors at the national Equidays event set to run from October 17-19. Focusing on industry, education and competition, the event has a wide range of demonstrations, activities and exhibitions for horse lovers to enjoy. It is held at Mystery Creek Events Centre, near Hamilton. “In my art, I use a combination of watercolour, ink, pencil and pastel to create both original and commissioned artworks, portraying a moment in time in a realistic way, mostly working from photographs,” Ms Thrasher says. “All proceeds from the riding school and equine artworks are used for upgrading the gear and facilities

at the stables, so I can continue to do what I love to do,” Sarah says. The Wainuiomata woman was selected for this opportunity at the Horse of the Year Show last year, when she showed organisers examples of her work. “I’ve only done a few paintings but everyone says, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re great’,” she says. Ms Thrasher will be one of about 19 artists heading to Equidays and is set to have her artwork in a 2.2 metre-squared display. “Secretly this is living my childhood dream; Fill a blank wall with any work you choose, show it to tens of thousands of people over three days who love horses. Only one rule, it has to be artworks of horses,” Ms Thrasher says. “It’s a great opportunity,” Ms Thrasher says. Last year, the Wainuiomata equine artist created her own saddle club on her rural lifestyle block, with the aim

of making riding accessible to people who are unable to afford a horse. Ms Thrasher’s property and saddle club is called Longridge Stables. She teaches professional, safe and affordable horsemanship and basic riding skills to the community. Her students learn at their own pace depending on their goals, ages and interests. “Horses are pretty amazing creatures and people love them,” she says. Ms Thrasher says she plans to represent the community with locallybased paintings. Her artwork uses graphite pencils, ink, water colours, and colouring pencils. She has been drawing since before owning her own horse. Ms Thrasher is open to ideas and inspiration, and anyone wanting a painting done can get in touch with her via Facebook: www.facebook.com/thrasher.nzart.

ARTY: Sarah Thrasher and her horse. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Big support for Wainuiomata’s little fighter By Dan Whitfield

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A little boy from Wainuiomata, who urgently needs an operation to save his life, received some much needed support recently. Nikau Mather, a former-valley baby, has a brain tumour that needs to be operated on as part of an effort to rid his body of cancer. While Baby Nikau, 1, and his parents now live outside Wainuiomata, the community have jumped on board a fundraising effort to secure the money needed for his operation. Prior to the event, the family had raised just over $4400, out of the $10,000 goal; and through the recent Fitzroy Tavern event and support from members of the public, that figure has jumped to $7355. Owner-operator of The Fitzroy Tavern Hayden Wilby got behind the family earlier in the year, saying he just wanted to raise as much as possible for Baby Nikau. A donation of $2000 was given on behalf

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

Cody Smith Wainuiomata “The lovely people and environment.”

Blake Porter Wainuiomata

Felicity Su’a Wainuiomata

Zaria Loau Wainuiomata

Raymond Ramsay Wainuiomata

“The atmosphere and the opportunities here.”

“The nature and here everyone is themselves.”

“The kind and friendly community who are supportive.”

“Everyone in the community.”

Letters to the editor Resident says more need to know their council reps 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@ wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in emails.

Dear Ed, I think it’s important for the Lower Hutt Community to be aware of who their future parliament members could be and to what extent they are building their reputations off the backs of others. I have a story, some evidence based. It indicates specific individuals who have knowledge of the miss-use of Government and community funding within the Lower Hutt region.

Students race up hill A winters morning recently had the temperature gauges registering below zero and the Wainuiomata High School 1st XV boys were frozen with anticipation ahead of the inaugural, King of the Hill. Looking sharp in the team kit, director of sport Peter Cowan says the boys huddled together, preparing themselves for the gruelling task of running up the Wainuiomata Hill Rd – and then back down. Wainuiomata’s student participants included Richmond Grace, Tyler Heath, Thomas Kennedy, Caleb Nicholas, Chris Tago, Luke Nixon, Kasesa Taianeai, Hayden Sheard, Dane Mihaere, Luke Carman, Tanarra Haenga, and Henare Hadfield. In classic Wainuiomata fashion, the scheduled race did not start until about 9.10am which gave the sun a few extra minutes to rise; but a vigorous warm-up had already got the punters ready and Mayor Ray Wallace along with MP Trevor Mallard started off proceedings with a chirpy air horn.

The students joined more than 300 participants at the Wainuiomata-based event, all starting from a make-shift start and finish line near the BP service station. “There was a generous couple of kilometres running just to get to the hill…Water vapor erupted from runners as they inhaled and exhaled, and legs started to ache as the hill drew nearer,” says a spokesperson for the school. On the day, council blocked off the left lane which made the event a vintage ‘out and back road race.’ The day had a wonderful atmosphere attached to it, making this a successful event with buggies and prams giving it that special community-family feeling that Wainuiomata people pride themselves on. WAINUIOMATA: The boys in black and green at the start-finish line. PHOTO: Supplied

I also think it would be important for people to know who their local Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has employed within Hutt City Council. This story implicates also Lower Hutt City Council and Wainuiomata Community Council Board as being insignificant in monitoring the use of funding within their own community and not fore-filling their duties in insuring local community agencies are accountable.

There is a huge gap in terms of accountability in how the Wellington City Council distribution of funding is monitored, also where New Zealand Lottery Grants Board are concerned their needs to be more safety measures in place to insure that this funding is utilized in the correct area’s it is supposed to be applied too. Yours Sincerely Anonymous

King of the Hill successful Dear Ed, I like to say thanks to Ken Laban for listening to my idea about the walk over the hill when I visited his council clinic. When the idea of the walk over the hill was first bought up Hutt City Council rejected it, but 20 years on it has adopted the idea and is now called King of the Hill. I like to thank council, the mayor and all those that promoted the idea. The event was really successful and

in years to come it could be one of the top events in the region...if promoted properly. It was the idea from the wonderful Wainuiomata campaign run under the auspices of the Wainuiomata Community Trust. Yours sincerely, Mike Grigg

Good mates, good choices reach students A new initiative to educate students about the potentially lethal cocktail of alcohol, drug, and vehicle use is kicking off in the Hutt Valley. The X-ROADS ‘Good Mates, Good Choices’ is a five day expo event which is set to reach more than 2,000 students from Hutt Valley-based schools - encouraging young people to make good choices and to look after each other in risky situations. Tori Morrison, mother of a victim of drink driving, will re-tell the story of her son’s accident in an effort to make young people understand the real and wider consequences of drinking and driving. Upper Hutt City Council community development advisor Alison Black says there is a team of experts that are committed to reducing road accidents involving our young people. “These experts will be interacting with the

students and getting them to participate in activities, such as wearing ‘beer goggles’ that impair sight, whilst carrying out a simple task like unlocking a car, and experiencing a ride in a van that simulates driving while drugged,” Ms Black says. Upper Hutt City Council is leading this work, as part of Safe Hutt Valley—a group of organisations working together to improve safety across the Hutt Valley region. The expo is also partly funded by Hutt City Council, Pelorus Trust, and the Infinity Foundation. The Hutt Valley community and several local businesses have also provided a huge amount of support for the event, investing in our young people, to help them make good decisions around drugs, alcohol, and driving. The expo will be held at Lane Park in Upper Hutt this year.


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Clinic open this Saturday By Dan Whitfield The team at Whai Oranga Health Centre is stepping up in its community and offering a special nurses clinic this weekend. It is an initiative to raise people’s knowledge and understanding of the flu, heart disease and cervical smears through offering vaccinations, heart checks and information on what they are for. The local health centre created the clinic to get the community along who maybe unsure or in

need of attention. The clinic will run from 9am until 1pm this Saturday, with nurses on site for appointments. A Whai Oranga Health Centre spokesperson says it is important that patients get the help and information, as well as support they need. For more information or to make an appointment, contact a member of staff at the centre on 04 564 6966. The health centre is located on The Strand.

YOUNGSTERS: Hezra Tuita, left, Kayla Gough, Grace Imray, and Samual Manusina, right, with collected cans of food.

Student run fundraiser goes well By Dan Whitfield A group of young St Claudine Thévenet School students are turning their focus on the community, getting their fellow peers involved in fundraisers and activities to benefit those who are slightly less fortunate. Grace Imray, Kayla Gough, Hezra Tuita, and Samual Manusina are part of the schoolbased group, Young Vinnies – a team that is dedicated to families in need and supporting the work of St Vincent de Paul group in the Parish. As part of the year, the Young Vinnies run a number of school organised fundraiser and community activities to support those in need. “It was set up by past students, we just wanted to take it to another level,” Grace says. “It helps us help others...And more so the people who are less fortunate,” Kayla says. Last week, the Young Vinnes ran fundraising Can Day at their school, seeing other students bring in non-perishable cans of food. The Can Day was a way to replenish stocks for food parcels which the St Vinnies group distribute to families in need. Donations were collected and sorted by students. “We appreciate your support

of our students’ ventures,” says principal Sue Jury. “The student council have been working very hard planning events. They are learning the skills of planning and reviewing plans,” she says. Some of the events students are planning include a wellness survey at school. The survey will aim to find out how happy children are in school and is due to be taken in the next week or two. Another event the Young Vinnies are jumping on board with is the school’s famous 50 cent day. “It’s a really fun day and students get to sell things for 50 cents, with the money helping the community. “The date for this will be finalised today and we will let you know. You will need to start saving your 50 cent pieces to help them with their fundraising – this is such a special St Claudine Day,” Mrs Jury says. The 50 cent day will see students run stalls, selling lollies, toys, hand-made crafts, and lots more. Students in the Young Vinnies are all in year eight at St Claudine Thévenet School. Another event is being planned for term four and is set to be a family fun day for the whole community.

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MINUTES WITH: Anna Durcan Wainuiomata High School Head of Drama What is your favourite food?

Your favoured holiday destination?

Who would you invite to dinner?

I spent six weeks in England and Scotland last December and January this year and it was amazing. I would love to go back and see more of Europe.

My Nana - she passed away when I was in my last year of High School and I’ve achieved so much since then that I want to tell her about.

What makes you smile?

What’s your favourite music?

What’s next on your wish list?

My students. I know that this is probably a bit corny but I love watching them perform.

80’s mostly and I have a massive weakness for Elton John. I listen to stuff my parents like/ liked.

To be a fully registered teacher.

Probably potato chips. I find I can eat a whole bag without even realising.

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

What’s your pet hate? People who chew with their mouth open or lick their knife at the table.

A saying you like to live by?

That I’m actually a teacher! Most parents or caregivers of kids I teach often take a moment to realise that I’m actually the teacher not one of their child’s friends.

“If you can’t look on the bright side of life, polish up the dull” I remember thinking well there’s no excuse to give up now that’s been said.

More focus needed By Dan Whitfield SUN 11.45 - 12.15 PM

Wainuiomata 4 Concord Street

There were five fatalities on the New Zealand roads over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, and assistant commissioner Dave Cliff believes safer road use and use of safer vehicles needs to be promoted. In the build up to the holiday weekend, a road safety video featuring children aged between four and seven-years-old was created, encouraging New Zealanders to take care on the roads – and outlining what elements lead to crashes. The video has been viewed more than 25,000 people on social networking sites, including Facebook and YouTube, since its launch on Thursday, May 29. Children in the video told grown-ups how to avoid crashes, and how to make it through the weekend on New Zealand roads. The video used the hashtag, #MakeItToMonday. Mr Cliff says: “Their messages are delivered in such a cute, disarming way, that as adults, we can’t help but be moved 3

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by what they say.” “Children are like sponges for what goes on around them in the car and adults will be surprised what they can learn from this video. The kids’ advice is simple: slow down, wear your safety belt, stay off your mobile phone while driving, and refrain from drinking and driving. As drivers we have a responsibility to protect these little people on our roads,” he says. Despite police encouraging safe road use throughout the weekend, and focusing on drink driving, speeding and ensuring that all passengers are buckled into their safety belts and that children are wearing child restraints, five people lost their lives. The first death of the holiday weekend fatality was happen near Whitianga on Friday night, and police are still investigating the crash. Last year there were no road deaths during Queen’s Birthday weekend. The official period began at 4pm on Friday and ended at 6am on Tuesday morning.

Thursday 3rd July 1pm www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5188 Sun 11.45 - 12.15pm David Selig & Renee Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 3554501 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Pacifica success promoted Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is taking a road trip around the country to seek the input of Pacific communities to help promote the success of Pacific people in New Zealand. His nationwide tour includes visiting the Hutt Valley, as well as places like Counties Manukau, West Auckland, Wellington Central, Porirua and Christchurch. He also recently visited with Pacific communities in Hamilton, Levin, and the North Shore of Auckland. “We have seen a real growth in jobs and incomes for Pacific people particularly in the regions,” says Mr Lotu-Iiga. “I need to be on the ground listening to Pacific people in cities, regions and provinces,” he says.

Nine of the 11 regions around New Zealand had an increase of Pacific people in jobs in the last quarter to March 2014. In general, Pacific employment rose from March 2013 to March 2014 when 7,900 more going into the workforce. “The latest labour results show the growing strength of the New Zealand economy and the fact Pacific people are benefiting directly from this, Mr Lotu-Iiga says. “By visiting our people across New Zealand and capturing Pacific aspirations and feedback, we as a government can better support Pacific success and achievement. “We are well on our way to advancing Pacific ambitions in New Zealand,” he says.


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Good Space And Great Views! 3 double bedrooms, 2 heat pumps, insulated walls & ceilings. Great views from top of property & the deck. Near Wainui Primary & local Village shops. For Sale $209,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5185 Open Sun 2 - 2.30pm David Selig & Renee Selig - teamselig@harcourts.co.nz P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 355 4501

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First Time Home Buyers! 3 bedroom home looking for new owners! Space for the kids to kick a ball with the property being fully fenced. Good sized garage/workshop. For Sale $210,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5193 Open SUN 4.15 - 4.45pm David Selig & Renee Selig - teamselig@harcourts.co.nz P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 3554501

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25 Coniston 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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5165 Open By Appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Affordable Entry Level Lifestyle! The lifestyle feel with the convenience of being close to transport & minutes from town. 4 bedrooms, 2 WCs, heatpump and low maintenance, call today! For Sale $319,990 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5156 Open SUN 12 - 12.30pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Don’t Hesitate! 3 bedrooms, external studio, beautifully presented with modern kitchen & bathroom, HRV system, woodburner, 2 toilets & double garage. Call Nicky any time. For Sale $265,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5191 Open By Appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Seriously Selling! Tidy family home in a very popular location. Alarm, heatpump, HRV system & Insulation. Separate workshop with power & single garage/workshop. Call today! For Sale $260,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5123 Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

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17 Sheehy Grove

3 bedroom home, original kitchen, remodelled bathroom & separate toilet, T & G floorboards, Gas, DVS, garage/workshop, double carport. Potential to add value! For Sale $189,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5166 Open SUN 1.30 - 2pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

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 $210,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5174 Open SUN 2.15-2.45pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

Style In Hyde Street Stylish family home, open plan flows through to the deck & sunny backyard, 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Did I mention the pizza oven? Yum! For Sale $279,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5169 Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

"Your Slice Of Paradise" 3 level home with viewing decks, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas, large garage. near 2 acre private setting with gardens, lawns & bush backdrop. Tender 12th JUNE MIDDAY at Wainuiomata Harcourts office View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5181 Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

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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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5149 Open by appointment Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

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 www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5159 Open SUN 12.30 - 1pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

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 $225,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5148 Open Sun 1.15 - 1.45pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

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 $226,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5179 Open SUN 2 - 2.30pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

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Wainuiomata 4 Stockdale Street Ticks All The Boxes + More! 3 double bedroom family home, modernised & stylishly redecorated, near new kitchen. Big double garage, heatpump, aluminium joinery, infinity hot water, insulation, fully fenced, flat & sunny section. Competitively priced to sell, this home won’t last long. Call Lisa today! For Sale $220,000 Open SUN 1.15 - 1.45pm View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5189 Lisa Black (Gough) P 04 564 0006 M 027 668 6477 E lisa.black@harcourts.co.nz Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Councils meet to discuss super city prevention By Dan Whitfield More councils have joined the movement to prevent a super city forming in Wellington. Over a dozen council staff, including representatives from Hutt City Council, met in Wellington last week to discuss the mounting concerns over the Local Government Commission’s intent to force local governance amalgamation on their communities. Hutt City Council has been carefully looking at whether or not a restructure in local Government would be ideal for its residents. The ‘super city movement’ follows on from the Auckland merger which saw all councils combine as one. Since then, local bodies around New Zealand

MAYOR: Ray Wallace

have been debating the idea of creating of forming joint operations. Wellington’s proposed amalgamation would see Hutt City Council join with its neighbouring counterparts

to form a larger regional entity, despite this nothing has yet been finalised. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says: “We don’t want a super city and neither does our community.” Earlier this year, Mr Wallace told the Wainuiomata News, if anything, he believe a shared services agreement with other councils would work, and work well. The meeting last week was organised by the Local Democracy Coalition and saw observers and speakers from several political parties communicate their concerns and views of an alleged amalgamation. Local Democracy Coalition officials recently organised a joint remit to Local Government New Zealand that would ulti-

mately force the organisation to discuss the amalgamation issue. While there is no set time frame for a decision to be made, Hutt City Council councillors believe a recommendation would come out between MayJuly. The recommendation would then allegedly go to public consultation for a final option, with the Government then deciding on what action would be formed. The council will also have 60 days to get 10 per cent of the communities to sign a petition to determine if the public wants a super city to go ahead. Mr Wallace, who is also a Wainuiomata resident, stresses the importance of the public expressing their opinions on the potential change to local Government.

Businesses miss chance to develop relationships A business meeting focused on networking has been cancelled. Led by Development Wainuiomata, the evening event was set to run tomorrow night and was to involve the leading business people from Wainuiomata, with John Harris as the guest speaker. Harris was set to speak on how he grew his business to keep the Immigration Department off his back. At this stage there has been no confirmation on whether or not the meeting will run. For more information, email devwoa@ gmail.com.

Neighbourhood Support helps residents prepare for emergencies By Dawn McKinley, Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Support Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Support calls all residents to take ownership of their responsibility to ‘Get Prepared’. We can reduce the impact of a major event or disaster by preparing our community to respond and recover effectively. It could be days before emergency services can begin to respond to our community and our most immediate help will be our neighbours. There are simple easy steps to help us be prepared and if residents just do one of the following then it will have been worth the effort of writing this report and putting up displays and banners in the mall. Firstly complete a copy of ‘IT”S EASY’, get prepared for an emergency, Prepared Neighbours Edition. This publication

takes you through 10 easy steps on how to be prepared. Secondly read the guide, Fix, Fasten, Don’t Forget. This guide shows easy, simple ways to quake safe your home and prevents damage and injury from earthquakes. Forming a Neighbourhood Support group not only helps communities reduce crime, it is also a great way to connect with your neighbours. Once a group has been formed you will then have a telephone tree and you will be able to check on our more vulnerable neighbours or ask for help if needed. If this is something you would like to be part of contact Dawn Mckinley on 04 439 0515. For further information or copies of, IT”S EASY and Fix, Fasten Don’t Forget, call into the Wainuiomata Community Policing Centre at the following times,

Tuesday-Friday 9am-1pm. These publications will also be available at the Police Prevention Clinic which will be held in the mall on June 24th 2014, 11am-12pm Finally know where your nearest Civil Defence Centre is located: Arakura Primary School; Brookfield Scout Camp; Fernlea School; Konini School; Pukeatua School; Rimutaka Forest Park; Wainuiomata School. You should go to these centres for information or if your neighbourhood needs help. You can also go to offer help and assist civil defence volunteers. It’s easy to get connected and prepared.

LEFT: Neighbourhood Support Coordinator Dawn McKinley

Carpool just around the corner for region

SH1: Wainuiomata and Hutt residents are encouraged to get on board Kiwi Carpool Week.

More people in each car and fewer cars on the road - that is the message from Greater Wellington Regional Council to Wainuiomata and Hutt Valley residents this week. Kiwi Carpool Week started on Monday, June 9, and sees residents in the Wellington region encouraged to carpool to cut down on daily transport costs Greater Wellington Regional Council’s sustainable transport manager Melanie Thornton says that carpooling has many benefits and is not only about the money you can save. She says people do not even need to carpool all the way to work; consider carpooling to a central place, and taking public transport from there. The council is currently trialling a limited number of special car

parks reserved for people who carpool to Petone and Waikanae train stations. “Carpooling not only reduces your day to day transport costs, but it makes your journey more enjoyable and interesting. Having fewer cars on the road at peak hour also helps keep the whole region moving,” Ms Thornton says. “I encourage all Wellington drivers to sign up on the Let’s Carpool site to find the carpool matches near you. There are over 3000 people already registered in the Wellington region, so there should be a suitable match for most people – and the more people who sign up, the better your chances,” she says. Another idea behind carpooling is that the more people you carpool with, the more money

you save. A website has been set up for residents in the Hutt valley to see who is looking to join a carpool. It is www.letscarpool.govt.nz. “If you sign up to the Let’s Carpool website during Kiwi Carpool Week and share your experiences, you could win some great prizes too,” she says. Z Energy’s sustainability manager Gerri Ward says that it will be supporting the campaign by giving out free hot drinks to carpoolers in Wellington at the Mana and Petone Z Energy stations during Kiwi carpool week. “The first 50 carpoolers at these stations, before 8:30am, will receive a free hot drink of their choice. It is our way of thanking carpoolers for their contribution to reduced congestion and improved sustainability,” Ms Ward says.


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Second round starts with a win By Aaron Meredith Whitireia journalism student A convincing 29-17 away victory gave Wainuiomata a great start to its Jubilee Cup campaign

on Saturday. After falling behind its Upper Hutt counterparts 7-nil early on, Wainuiomata’s premier side picked up its game scoring two tries – awarded to Glen Angus

Heartfelt condolences from the community have gone out to Rachel, Harrison, Benji, Ella - members of Richard Newsome’s family - after his tragic death recently. Richard, better known as Puddy, had a strong commitment to his family, friends, Old Boys University and New Zealand’s wider rugby community. He will be absolutely missed by all who knew him. Richard was one of those great guys who went the extra mile for everyone and left a mark wherever he went. Someone once said a friend is someone who makes time in his calendar for people, a true friend is someone who doesn’t even look at his calendar and Richard was a true friend to so many.

Pheonix fans in for big events Wainuiomata fans will get to see the Wellington Phoenix make history when the side hosts two English Premier League sides in July. The atmosphere inside the Westpac Stadium is set to come alive when English Premier League clubs West Ham United and Newcastle United take part in a ground-breaking double header with the Wellington Phoenix and Australian glamour club Sydney FC. West Ham United and Newcastle United will play two exhibition matches at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on 26 July, in matches arranged by the Wellington Phoenix with the support of the Wellington City Council.

New roof needed Fundraising efforts to get a new roof for the Wainuiomata Tennis Club are looking promising, says president Toni Kane. The roof on the clubrooms, located in Homedale, has been in need of replacement for a number of years. If members of the community wish to donate towards the club’s fundraising efforts, they can email the tennis club via wtennisclub@xtra.co.nz or call Toni on 021 210 3655.

and Josh Robertson-Weepu – giving it a 12-10 half time lead. In the second half, Wainuiomata dominated both possession and territory. Its players also held a strong advantage in the scrums. This pressure eventually made Upper Hutt crumble, seeing second-five Marvin Karawana score to extend the lead out to 19-10. Winger Josh RobertsonWeepu then slotted two penalties before lock Glen Angus scored his second try of the day to bring the score to 29-10. Upper Hutt scored a late consolation try, but were never in the contest in the second half. Glen Angus played extremely well scoring two tr ies, and worked ha rd throughout the game.

RUNNING HARD: Wainuiomata’s Trish Coley chasing down Pam Graham from Scottish Harriers. PHOTO: Aaron Meredith

Close but no cigar for Ulalei By Dan Whitfield With one point separating Ulalei Wainuiomata Netball Club’s premier one side and its Wellington East opponents, it was a performance players should be proud of. Despite losing 51-50, coach Tunis Cook says there was awesome defence from every player on the court, however, “plenty of turnovers and poor passing cost us the game.” The Wainuiomata netball side took part in the regional super league tournament, held at the Te Rauparaha Arena, giving younger players the chance to continue developing their skills and providing them with a chance to move on to the next level. It is a competition made up of several Wellington-based EYE ON THE PRIZE: Goal-attack Danii Vaá lines up a shot against clubs including from as far as the Kapiti Coast, all playing Wellington East. PHOTO: Peter McDonald

Disappointing result for Wainuiomata It was another frustrating weekend for Wainuiomata Football Club, with its senior first team losing 2-1 to Island Bay. After leading 1-0 at halftime and feeling deserving of the lead, Wainuiomata went into the second half with the intention of carrying on its same plan of attack, taking the game to the opposition. Wainuiomata did this for the first 15 minutes, and all was going well, but the home side found itself caught at back with one of the opposition’s strikers out pacing the defence to tuck the ball away. This put the score at 1-all. Ten minutes later Wainuiomata was found

Number-eight Ben Tupuola once again had a strong game, showing why he is leading the way in the best and fairest competition. The forward pack worked hard in all aspects of play, and will be confident leading into key games in the future. The win puts Wainuiomata in first equal on the Jubilee Cup table. The senior first side had another tough 31-13 loss, although the game was much closer than the score suggests. Next week Wainuiomata’s premier side will play host to defending Jubilee Cup champions Tawa at William Jones Park. Kick off is at 3pm.

on the defence again, chasing the game and with opponents starting to dominate game. Island Bay finished as well deserved winners, scoring once again to make the final score 2-1. Despite the loss there was a bit of good news for the club, with the reserve having another good win. There is one more game left of the first round. A spokesperson from the club says: “We are getting stronger and players are replaceable as injuries set in.” The club has a hard working committee and great supporters, and as long as players are working hard the season can be turned

around. Players will aim to stay focused and will be encouraged by coaching staff not to give up give up just yet. Wainuiomata’s second-ranked team won 2-nil against its Island Bay opponents; with the women’s team also recording a win, this time over Paekakariki, 1-nil. The club’s undertakers lost 3-4 with the Pacifica masters side also losing, 1-nil. Undertakers - Lost 3-4 The roundballs came up 1-all against Stokes Valley. Next week, Wainuiomata’s top side will take on North Wellington at Alex Moore Artificial. Kick off is at 3pm.

for top spot The weekend’s match was the first part of the competition that is set to run for about 16 weeks, with Wainuiomata due to play St Mary’s at 7pm at Te Rauparaha Arena this weekend. “[It was] so close,” Ms Cook says. The club’s premier three netball team also lost against Dynamic, 27-29. “It was another close loss for Ulalei with some brilliant defensive work by Losa Aiono and Summer Murray. Ulalei falling short by two goals,” says a spokesperson for the team. Ulalei have done enough to qualify for premier two in the second round of the season. The team will need to step up if it is to remain in premier two by the end of the season, says the spokesperson.


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RUNNING HARD: Wainuiomata’s Trish Coley chasing down Pam Graham from Scottish Harriers. PHOTO: Supplied

ON TO IT: Faavae Lemau, number two, directing his side in the line-out. PHOTO: Supplied.

Round two continues strong By Dan Whitfield A strong Wainuiomata under 21 side took on its equally tough Upper Hutt counterparts over the weekend, winning 38-5. While the game was meant to be on Friday night and was moved to Maoribank Park in Upper Hutt, Wainuiomata was prepared for this game, after a full week of training. Team spokesman Sven Johnson says: “We played strong with a few errors in the first half [but] we came back strongly in the second half and take the game away from Upper Hutt.” Upper Hutt had only three fit front row forwards, when one of its props went down injured during the game, leading the scrum plays to go to golden oldies. This took away an advantage Wainuiomata

had over Upper Hutt. On form wing Anaru Waihape crossed the line, followed shortly with a strong run through Wainuiomata’s hooker Fa’avea Lemau. Jalan Farris showed the sort what he was made of playing a solid game and scoring a good try. Other try scorers in the game were Timoteo Petelo, Peter Tunupopo and Jordan Heketa. Final score in the game was 38-5. Wainuiomata is still leading at the top of the table after two games of the second round. It is on top with maximum points. Wainuiomata’s next game is against Tawa at Mary Crowther Park. “We would like as much support as possible at this game as its going to be a tough game,” Mr Johnson says.

Win for football women The women’s football side showed it is a force to be reckoned with this season, beating Paekakariki 1-nil. Conditions were great for football at Petone Memorial on Sunday and for the first 20 minutes, Wainuiomata had a lot of shots at the goal that were on target, but Paekakariki players got in the way. Wainuiomata lost momentum towards the end of the first half resulting in Paekakariki nearly getting a goal before half time, but the home side kept the pressure on. The only goal of the game was scored by Gemma Krebs, with only five minutes remaining on the clock. She managed to get free of her marker and had a shot at goal, while this was deflected and collected by Jacinta Hufferman, it was passed back and kicked into the net. A team spokeswoman says it was a shame not to see Alysha Howard score, as she hit

the upright once in each half, with attempts at goal outside the box. “Heather Smith made some brave challenges against some big, physical Paekakariki players. Lynda Prebble did some great covering in the back line and made some decisive challenges,” she says. Even though it was a tough game, Wainuiomata players stuck to their task and put in some good tackles to hassle the Paekakariki players. Rachel Gordon had a solid game at centre back, as she has all season and the team was sad to farewell her as she heads overseas for five months. At the end of the day, it was great for the Wainuiomata women to get three points for the first game of Round Two. The next game for the women’s side will be against Seatoun rivals at 1pm. The game will also be played in Seatoun.

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For the eighteenth year running, the Wainuiomata Classic run-walk was held on the tracks and firebreaks above Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt over Queens’ Birthday weekend. The Wainuiomata Harrier Club has successfully hosted this event since its beginning in 1996, with a few changes in the course but always in perfect conditions. This year was no exception, with the field of over 40 runners and walkers from around Wellington, and as far afield as Nelson competing. It was also held in conjunction with the Wellington

Mountain Running Championships. Athletes took to the firebreaks and tracks at the bottom of the Wainuiomata hill in the 10.5km run, 9km run and walk, and the shorter 4km run for the younger runners. Even with the perfect conditions, the morning frost on the lower tracks injected a little excitement for some. Wainuiomata Harriers posted some top placings with Nikki Braniff-Jones and Georgina Cox placing second and third in the women 35 grade, and Paul Richardson placing third in the men 50 grade.

World champs around the corner “While it has not been easy I can now look back with a smile and be happy with what I have achieved thus far,” she says. The Wainuiomata-based athlete has been fundraising to support her getting to the competition and says community support is still needed. “It’s quite surprising how supportive the public has been,” she says. To sponsor Jaleighquar’s trip to the world championships, contact Gretchen Hema via email – teoraroa@gmail.com.

By Dan Whitfield Jaleighquar Rahiri is preparing for a few months of intense training, in the lead up to the New Zealand waka ama squad heading to Rio de Janerio later this year. The former Wainuiomata Intermediate student was selected for the team earlier this year and will be part of a team of eight paddling in the junior J19K division. She will compete against a number of countries at the World Championship Sprints event in August.

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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.

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