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ON FORM: Wainuiomata cricketer Callum Mackaness. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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First celebrations By Dan Whitfield The first Matariki celebration hosted by Pukeatua School was held recently, allowing students to reconnect with their culture. Held on Saturday, June 28, the inaugural celebration saw whanau and students from rooms two and three enjoy an early morning breakfast together. During this time, students shared what they learned at school about the

Maori New Year celebrations. Earlier in the month, students from rooms four, five, seven, 10, 11 and 12 enjoyed their own Matariki celebrations. The school wished all those who came along and helped plant out our raised sustainable planter boxes a huge thank you and hopes the support will continue. A shared morning tea followed the planting of the new planter boxes.

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SUCCESS: Wainuiomata Tennis Club president Toni Kane is pleased a new roof has been installed at the club. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

While work to replace Wainuiomata Tennis Club’s roof has been a bit of a job, the project is now complete and should not need replacing for another 30 years. The club had agreed not to spend more than $12,000 on the new roof, so for costs to come in under budget was excellent news, says president Toni Kane. All up the project cost just over $10,000 to complete, with funding coming from three grants - $5000 from the Infinity Foundation; $3000 from the Bluegrass trust; and $500 from the Pelorus Trust – and the rest achieved through community fundraisers. The former roof had a number of holes dotted around it, and according to Toni, was installed over the top of the original roof. The recent installation solved all the issues, and also features brand new spouting. Toni says a big thank you goes out to all the club members that helped make the new roof happen, and was positive that through combined efforts, the club managed to raise enough money and got the job done. “We’ve all done something; whether it’s by buying a raffle ticket, selling sausages at Bunnings, helping out on quiz nights, donating

prizes, donating gear for the job or getting us discounts, we’ve probably all done something to help out. The whole club can pat itself on the back,” she says. Funds were secured over the course of a year and Toni tells the Wainuiomata News the roof was installed within a month of receiving the final grant. She says it was full on because it had to be replaced, but knowing it is finished is great and the club can move on to its next project. With this project complete, club officials want to encourage members and the community not to let the momentum stop, with more projects to be completed. Other projects that are in the pipeline are repainting the outside, fixing the shed, and giving the inside of the clubrooms a bit of a spruce-up. In previous months, the floodlights were properly repaired and are now working better than they have been for a few years – and are no longer noisy. Toni has been involved with the club for about six years, but has only been president for two. There are about 200 members in the Main Rd-located club, including juniors and seniors, and this number is constantly increasing, Toni tells the Wainuiomata News.

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Members asked to step into vacant positions With an uncertain future, Wainuiomata News reporter Dan Whitfield sat down with Wainuiomata Grey Power’s former president Ken Salmon to discuss what is next for the association.

Ken Salmon decided to stand down from the position of president at Wainuiomata Grey Power earlier this year, but since then has been forced to oversee his old duties because no one put their hand up to replace him. While he is hopeful someone will fill his former role before the end of the year, there are also vacancies in the vice-president and secretary positions, creating a bit of uncertainty as to the association’s future. Grey Power is an advocacy organisation promoting the welfare and well-being of men and women in the 50 plus age group. “We need to keep pushing. Members don’t want us to close...If we could keep ticking over it would be good, but I think it could be the last chance,” Ken says. Wainuiomata Grey Power has been the driving force behind

the push to see a retirement home built in the community. Its members are also active in other areas including pensions, health, local Government and Grey Power Electricity. Ken believes the future of the association lies with updating the current operating theory, focusing on targeting younger members, taking advantage of social media and “pepping the thing up a bit.” In its heyday, the Wainuiomata association stood at about 270 loyal members; however today, there are approximately 100 people involved. Ken is positive even Grey Power New Zealand Federation management would not want to see the Wainuiomata association close. “We’ve got a good hard core but we need people to step up, have a

FORMER PRESIDENT: Ken Salmon.

good operating committee in place and to keep the association going,” Ken says. At this stage, Wainuiomata Grey Power will continue to operate until the end of the year; but if positions and a committee are not established then members may be required to move their memberships to a Hutt Valley association.

PIANIST: Ludwig Treviranus. PHOTO: Supplied

A concert presented by Chamber Music Hutt Valley will welcome a young musician back to the Hutt Valley who has recently returned from studies in Auckland and the USA. Ludwig Treviranus is currently teaching and performing in Wellington and Auckland, but his schedule for 2014 consists of recitals throughout the country, including the Hutt Valley and Wellington Chamber Series – running on this Thursday at The

Little Theatre. He believes everybody should have access to classical music. Through his concerts and ‘At Ease with Music’ he hopes to encourage a new generation of listeners and performers. The musician holds a Doctorate of Music from Florida State University, and while in the United States, he was successful in a number of competitions including a placing in the finals of the Beethoven International Piano Sonata Competition in Memphis, Tennessee (2009).

Entertainment books Entertainment books are still available for members of the community who are not getting the cheapest deals when you go out for brunch, or take the kids to mini-golf. Books are being sold in support of the Wainuiomata Tennis Club and if people are interested, they can contact Julie Day on 021 342 555. Alternatively, they can email her at jday@mierslabs.co.nz.

Multiple speakers at breakfast For more information on Grey Power, go to www.greypower.co.nz. If you would like to be involved in the Wainuiomata association, treasurer Jane Chamberlain on 897 9198.

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Prior to his studies in F lor ida, Ludwig was awarded a scholarship as a Maori/Pacific Island Scholar to complete his Masters Degree at the University of Auckland under the tutelage of Rae de Lisle. The Thursday recital ranges from the classical music of Haydn, Chopin and Schumann to the freer rhythms of George Gershwin. For more information, contact Frank Sviatko on 938 1728. It starts at 7.30pm.

Four parliamentary candidates will outline their visions for the Hutt South electorate at the August Wainuiomata Business Breakfast. Held on the final Friday of the month at 7am, members of the community will hear from candidates from Labour, National, United Future and Green parties. Cost for the morning is $20 per person, with a breakfast supplied as well. It will be held at Louise Bilderbeck Hall, Main Rd. If members of the community are interested in attending, RSVP by emailing devwoa@gmail.com. The business breakfast will be followed by a Development Wainuiomata Annual General Meeting at 9am.

Possible closure Those living in a Lower Hutt-based retirement village could soon be evicted from their homes if vacant units are unable to be filled. Earlier this month, board members as well as residents and family members of Ropata Village met to find a way to avoid cutting costs and risks of possible closure. At this stage, a temporary fee increase of $140 a week each has been considered to allow time to find more residents.

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inbriefnews No dumping Hutt city council is urging members of the public to be on the lookout for the illegal dumping of rubbish in and around Wainuiomata. It is a serious offence under the Litter Act 1979 to dispose of waste materials onto public or private land. Offenders can face a maximum fine of $400 or a period of imprisonment. Council representatives say not only does it decrease property and community value; there are hazards and risks as well as environmental issues involved. If residents find litter or see any cases of illegal dumping, they are encouraged to contact the council on 570 6666.

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Sausage and chips night A very supportive and excited crowd of whanau from Pukeatua School shared sausages and chips as well as playing some noisy games. The event was held on the final weekend of June, and from the noise it was certainly evident that children who attended enjoyed themselves. The school board are planning a fun event for families each term.

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Tour encourages musical talent winner and USA Billboard top 40 charting artist, and offers instructions in all styles of music and on many instruments. The Wainuiomata schools tour is set to teach students about the different areas of the industry and help them achieve their dreams, while just “rocking it out,” telling them they can make it if they aim for it. “It’s about using music as an avenue to allow students to dream big and aim for something...as well as encouraging them to succeed,” Anita says. So far four to six schools have been confirmed for the tour,

By Dan Whitfield Young performers who want to gain an insight into the music industry will have a chance to do exactly that when Prime Music Academy tours a number of schools around the valley later this month. The academy has helped hundreds of aspiring singers and musicians from all age groups reach their full musical potential - including New Zealand artists, Evermore. It is run by New Zealand music icon Anita Prime, a 2011 Los Angeles Music Award (LAMA)

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Variety chief executive officer Lorraine Taylor says: “We believe education can be the catalyst to providing a better life for our Kiwi kids.” The aim is to give young people access to digital devices as part of their in-class learning, and to take them home when required. “Many of the children we meet

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Loss of confidence after fall By Dan Whitfield It was a horrible ordeal for local grandmother Hilary Chasteauneuf when she took a tumble in the car park of Wainuiomata’s Countdown supermarket recently. The incident happened on the evening of July 25, when she was taking her granddaughter to the supermarket to pick up a few things. Despite having bad eyesight, Hilary fell down an unmarked curb which, if had a splash of white paint or a railing around it, would not pose any danger, she says. “It’s terrible. You’d think if you were walking on the safe part of the footpath there’d be no danger,” Hilary says. “There’s quite a drop where I fell, but apparently I’m not the first...so why hasn’t something been done about it?” she asks. The incident saw the Wainuiomata resident loose her footing and fall to

the ground, in the process grazing her chin and cheek, as well as sustaining bruising to her knees and face. She also believes her glasses, which were broken in the fall, cut her under her eye – in turn requiring her to have stitches. Following her fall, two supermarket staff members came to her aid, as well as an off duty nurse. “I was in shock, had concussion, and didn’t have my glasses, so I didn’t get the names of the people that helped me...I just know they were really helpful and cleaned me up until my husband arrived to take me to hospital,” Hilary says. Hilary has been a member of the community for 34 years and has never had anything like this happen to her. “I know that my eyes aren’t good but it’s made me lose some confidence – I don’t know what other hazards are out there,” she says. The credit controller for a Huttbased law firm says her family were

supportive through the period following the incident. In total, Hilary spent three and a half hours at hospital, and returned to work after a week off for healing. Hilary is unsure who is to blame for the lack of awareness around this dangerous location, but says an incident report form from Countdown was denied because the incident happened in the car park. “It should be addressed by the mall management,” Hilary says. “It was scary. I’m apparently not the first person to fall there either...I just want something to be done about it so it doesn’t happen to anyone else.” Hilary is still facing future inconveniences due to her fall, with an issue to do with her teeth likely to occur later in life.

RESTING: Hilary Chasteauneuf spending the day indoors after her fall last month. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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Council demolition begins If you’ve been down Laings Road in Lower Hutt lately you would have seen the hive of construction activity taking place. With Hutt City Council now operating out of a building on High St, demolition work was allowed to begin on part of the council’s civic

administration building. The demolition is part of an upgrade, with the project focusing on major seismic strengthening and refurbishment of the building. Project manager of Naylor Love Scott Duncan says: “We’re now in full swing as the construction takes

CONSTRUCTION: Demolition work at the council’s civic administration building. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

some big steps forward.” “Teams of demolition contractors have been carefully removing the internal walls and fixtures so the big machinery can move in and start the demolition of the west wing,” Scott says. The timeline for the project will see the building completed by early 2016. This year, demolition work on the west wing is expected to be completed by early September; piling work will begin toward the end of September and continue through October; construction on the south side extension starts in October and is expected to be complete in March next year. Following this will be the internal strengthening and refurbishment work of the building.

 Is the project of upgrading the Laings Rd council building worthwhile for Hutt City? What else do you think needs upgrading? Email daniel@wsn.co.nz.

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

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.

Names missing Dear Ed, How weird is it that names were missed off the Wainuiomata War Memorial. Why? Surely they can’t have been missed, or purposely left off...Why did the families at the time not pick up on this? It’s mind boggling! I do hope Bart and the other members of the RSA

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manage to track down family members of these soldiers. It’s a mighty big task but I believe they will succeed. Hopefully with the centenary fast approaching, information will come to light and they can get t heses na mes adde d. Yours sincerely B. Cosgrove

Dogs on leashes Dear Ed, I am completely, and 100 per cent for this new enforcement that means owners will have to keep their dogs on leads around the Wainuiomata Recreation Area. I applaud the Greater Wellington Regional Council for finally making a stand against this problem. There have been several times while walking that I

The team at Expressions Hair & Beauty is excited for the season ahead, following a revamp of the salon and employing a fulltime beautician, as well as starting up a mobile hairdressing service. Expressions Hair & Beauty has been under the coownership of Kirsty and Cushla for nearly eight years, but has been operating in the community for 14 years. The salon is located on Wainuiomata Road. Kirsty and Cushla say there is something on offer for everyone; it is all about helping people who have been loyal to us over the years. Nichola has been at the salon as the new Beauty Therapist for four months, is NZ fully qualified and has an international qualification. Nichola provides experience and quality Beauty Therapy Treatments. She encourages people to try out the new massage, facials and beauty services that are on offer, with clients testimonies saying they are ‘amazing’. The massage and beauty therapy service is run out of a private, relaxing room which smells divine and has been newly decorated. Expressions Hair & Beauty mobile hair dressing service has only recently been created, and suits those who are unable to leave their homes, or live busy lives. Kirsty and Cushla say the service is for everyone, including new mums; not just the elderly. Services on offer at Expressions Hair & Beauty include a variety of massages, facials, advanced facial therapy, waxing, nails and including gel polish and gel overlays, spray tans, make up, as well as your men’s and women’s haircuts. The salon is open Monday to Saturday from 9am-5pm, except for Mondays, when it closes at 1pm, and Thursdays, which is late night. Phone us today or come visit at 157 Wainuiomata Road. www.expressionshairandbeauty.co.nz

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have met an unfriendly dog off its leash. It’s terrifying! I couldn’t imagine what it’s like for others that don’t like dogs or for people with young children. Please Wainuiomata dog owners, abide by this rule. Let us all enjoy the area. Yours sincerely R. Cunningham

Correction: An article about names missing from the Wainuiomata War Memorial in last week’s newspaper had an incorrect phone number for Wainuiomata Valley RSA chairman Bart Bartlett. The correct number is 027 750 0981. While Bart and other members of the Wainuiomata Valley RSA are interested in giving the soldiers the proper recognition they deserve, families or next of kin need to be contacted in order to add the missing names.

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Civic Centre makes great progress The key driver behind Hutt City Council’s Civic Centre development has been to create a facility the city can be proud of, that caters for the needs of our communities while also bringing much needed economic benefit. After considerable consultation with the community, council made the decision to go ahead with a design that upgrades the Town Hall while retaining its heritage. The Horticultural Hall will be demolished and replaced with a modern, flexible space for

community, conference, event and exhibition use. Mayor Ray Wallace says: “The facility will enable us to host events and conferences that will greatly boost the vibrancy of the central Hutt and play a big part in driving our local economy forward.” He says the stimulus this will give to the central city, the flow-on effects to moteliers, restauranteurs and retailers, the creation of new jobs, and the boost to the economy in general – should not be underestimated. “We are the second-biggest

city in the region yet we get just four per cent of the region’s $100 million annual conference market, so there is a huge incentive for us to do it right and we will,” Mayor Wallace says. Detailed design work is underway, with construction to start early in 2015, with the new building opening in April 2016.  What are your thoughts on the development? Do you think it will benefit the city? Email daniel@wsn.co.nz.

Pool closed for maintenance Weekend outings to Upper Hutt’s Councilrun aquatic centre, H2O Xtream, will have to be put on hold for many Wainuiomata residents as maintenance work continues for a few more weeks. The centre has been closed from July 21, and set to reopen on September 1 – with maintenance work expected to take about six weeks. A significant portion of the maintenance alterations will be plant room and infrastructure upgrades, but customers will also be treated to a revamped spa and new water features, plus a few added extras. Wainuiomata only has one pool – Wainuiomata Summer Pool – is closed during

the winter months, which means individuals and families from the local community, if wanting to swim, have to travel over to the Hutt Valley. The temporary closure of H2O Xtream aquatic centre means one less location in Hutt City, with remaining open pools including Naenae, Huia, Stokes Valley pools, and McKenzie Baths. Wainuiomata Summer Pool is closed for the winter season and will reopen in the summer. H2O Xtream is located on the corner of Brown and Blenheim Streets, Upper Hutt; and features three hydroslides, pool toys and activities, as well as a beach area, wave pool and rapid river.

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Students pick up award The principal’s award at Pukeatua School is quite a prestigious achievement for students, with those selected chosen for their key participation at school. Tautalaleleia Sa’u, Semi Kolikata, Anahera Neill-Samuels, Elyjah Iosefa, Eden Campbell, BradleyJames Walker, Reihana Te-Rauna, Levi Ruwhiu, Margaret Angelo, Corleone Remuera, Salanieta Ko-

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Early Grey Power member passes away in Wainuiomata By Dan Whitfield An early member of Grey Power Wainuiomata passed away last month – and as a key part of the community for a number of years, will be sadly missed. Guy William Brian Barrow, or Dick Barrow to his fellow Grey Power associates, was born in 1918 and died on July 30 at the age of 95. Guy, was a regular attendee at the Wainuiomata association’s meetings, and in early days, was responsible for setting up the sound system when members met at the

Fitzroy Tavern. His funeral, held on August 9, was attended by representatives from the Wainuiomata association and a message was forwarded to Guy’s family. Grey Power is a voluntary organization founded in February 1986. Guy was one of the original members and had over the years been a crucial part of the operation of Grey Power in Wainuiomata. He will be greatly missed by his remaining family, and members of the Wainuiomata members.

We’re on the lookout for your awesome achievements! Do you know someone who has saved a cat from a tree? Wrestled alligators? Or maybe won an award at school? We want to celebrate

the faces of the talented Wainuiomata community. If you want to share the achievements of a friend or family member, get in touch with Daniel.

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Phone Dan on 587 1660 or email daniel@wsn.co.nz

GIVE IT A GO SEPTEMBER WAINUIOMATA Renegades in-line Hockey, Hutt Valley Rock’n’Roll, Basketball, Turbo Touch,

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MINUTES WITH: Bruce Roberts A tour host at Te Papa What is your favourite food?

Your favoured holiday destination?

My favourite food is seafood. Probably seafood gumbo.

Samoa! I just got back from there about a month ago. I was there for my wife’s family reunion and the people are great, the country is beautiful and I ate a lot of seafood. But the best thing was definitely the people.

What makes you smile? My wife, Annie. The sound of a child laughing. Or a good joke!

What’s your pet hate? I hate people who are rude. I think a lot of times this comes because they are having a bad day or in a hurry. They have to remember they might not be the only one having a bad day and take time to respect other people.

What’s your favourite music? I listen to a lot of different types but I love the blues, country, bluegrass, old Rock and Lorde, Fat Freddy’s Drop, and Dave Dobbyn! That’s the Southern US side mixed with the Kiwi.

What is one thing Wainuiomata News readers would be surprised to know about you? I am working with WAIPESI, the Wainuiomata Pacific Education Support Initiative. This a group of volunteers that have come together to help every child and family of Pacific Island heritage (and others) realise their dreams through doing better in education, from pre-school to tertiary.

Who would you invite to dinner? First off it just wouldn’t be the same without my wife so she has to be there. Hose Ramos-Horta, the past president of East Timor and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Jane Goodall. Helen Keller. David Attenborough. And then I would throw in a high school student so they could share in the experience and I would get a pre-schooler to keep things interesting and see these great people conversing and taking care of our next generation.

What’s next on your wish list? My wish is that we can succeed. That every child in Wainui realises their dreams through getting the best they can from education.

A saying you like to live by? I have a few. Work hard, play harder. You can only fulfil your dream if you dare to dream. It takes a village to raise a child.

Wainuiomata stacked runway By Dan Whitfield

TOP: LILYROSE ON THE RUNWAY: Wainuiomata’s Allie O’Regan, left, Abby Shingleton, and Lisa Winter, right. PHOTO: Larry McMahon LEFT: DESIGNER: Lisa Winter getting creative. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

It has been about three years since Wainuiomata desig ner Lisa Wi nter joined the eco fashion buzz, creating clothing out of anything second hand – including odd socks, old jeans, or unwanted swatches of fabric. “It started out making clothes for my daughters. I think it’s important to know where our clothing comes from which is why I’ve gone eco,” Lisa says. “Redoing the wardrobe is about what you have and what you can do with it,” she says. Over the years, Lisa developed her skills and got more creative, which enabled her to start her own brand – LilyRose Clothing. “Most of my stuff is up-cycled, otherwise it is recycled clothing that has already been worn,” she says. This year was the first year entering her clothing brand in an international

event, but she says it was really exciting. As part of this year’s New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed, based in Lower Hutt, Lisa designed a children’s range to accompany designs of Denise Anglesey’s label. Lisa’s first outfit for the show was a petal dress, made out of fabric swatches, and modelled by Wainuiomata girl Abby Shingleton. “I just want to open up the awareness of people... Anything can be made into clothes, and what’s better is, you can use what you already have,” Lisa says. The mother of two girls started sewing clothes as part of a rehabilitation process after injuring her back. Lisa says she fell in love with the colour and texture that sewing bought back into her life, and everything she makes is full of enthusiasm. While Lisa got a kick out of the business and was recognised by designers

from overseas, she says the long term goal would be ideally keeping it local and remembering where she started. She says there is so much passion and positivity in Wainuiomata, and for her to encourage others to make their own clothes would be great. In between work and looking after her children, Lisa only has one day a week to sew for her brand. Despite this, she is planning for the 2015 event, with a boys and girls ranged in the pipeline. “I’m proud and thankful for the community’s support over the years,” she says. Lisa says her children are proud to wear the outfits she makes, with a number of the designs from the recent fashion show already claimed by her two daughters. “Right now it’s about stocking up and planning for the 2015 event,” she says.


Wednesday August 20, 2014

SUN 2.15-2.45PM

Wainuiomata

SUN 1.30-2PM

40 Ruthven Road

Price Adjustment!

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7 Dublin St

Wainuiomata

17 Sheehy Grove

Wainuiomata

74 Totara Street

Great Garage And Parking 3 bedroom family home, gas, DVS, alarm, kitchen with pantry & dishwasher. Double garage/ workshop + 2nd toilet & good parking. And a sunny setting. For Sale $198,000 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

’Ideal For Extended Family’ Main house - 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, wood burner + wetback. Attached flat -1 bedroom, bathroom & spacious living area. Large double garage. BBQ patio area. Ideal for extended family or rental investment. For Sale $299,999 E: leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5207 Open SUN 1.30 - 2pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

"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. For Sale $465,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5181 Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

4 Bedroom Parkway Home Wonderful 4 bedroom home, 2 living areas, modern kitchen & bathroom, 2 toilets, gas & DVS. BBQ deck & patio. Garage & carport too. Schools are close by. For Sale $315,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5200 Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

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SUN 12-12.30PM

Price Adjustment!

14 Edmonds St

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Wainuiomata

Wainuiomata

45 Petrie Street

28 Nelson Cres

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Wainuiomata

1 Kim Street

Great Base To Start! 3 bedroom home, good heating & insulation, HRV, Aluminum joinery, decent garage & off-street parking. Good section for kids & pets. School & bus nearby. For Sale $193,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5195 Open SUN 12 - 12.30pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

Spacious Living. Large family home, 4 double bedrooms + 2 single rooms Main bathroom with ensuite upstairs. French doors from the dining/kitchen area. Gas heating & water. For Sale $249,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5209 Open SUN 1.15 - 1.45pm David Selig & Renee Selig - teamselig@harcourts.co.nz P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458944 M 027 3554501

Spacious Family Home 5 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms! Short walk to the shops. Large living area with wood burner. Room off the back of the garage - could be hobby/music room/man cave! For Sale $279,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5204 Open SUN 12.30 - 1pm David Selig & Renee Selig - teamselig@harcourts.co.nz P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 355 4501

This Home Has It All To Offer. 3 double bedrooms, lounge + wood burner, separate bathroom, natural timber kitchen + large double pantry. HUGE garage and all day sun. Call now to view! For Sale $226,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5179 Open SUN 1.30 - 2pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

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6b Ely Grove

10 Whitehall Street

A Great Start Here!

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Wainuiomata

Wainuiomata 19b Weymouth Grove 2 double bedroom home is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac. Providing a garage as well as a garden shed. The property is fully fenced and has a deck off the living areas for you to enjoy the sun. Brand new carpet throughout the home with open plan living. For Sale $152,000 Open SUN 1.15 - 1.45pm View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5210 David Selig & Renee Selig P 564 0000 M 027 4458944 M 027 3554501 E team.selig@harcourts.co.nz Channel Realty Ltd

Calling All Investors! Yield is Aprrox 7%. 2 double bedroom unit, ranch slider off lounge to private deck. Modern kitchen, spacious lounge & new heat pump. Call anytime to view! For Sale $149,900 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5186 Open SUN 11.45-12.15 David Selig & Renee Selig - teamselig@harcourts.co.nz P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 3554501

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108 Crowther Road

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31a (2/31) Kowhai Street

Need To Downsize But Still Want Space? Spacious 2 double bedroom home, good sized bathroom even has separate shower & bath! Double wardrobes, hall cupboard, modernised kitchen with pantry. Popular street & handy to the hill. For Sale $165,000 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5118 Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615062 Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Big In Best!

3 Best Street

Great Starter Home! Spacious 3 bedroom home with garage, large lounge area with ranch slider leading out onto a deck. Ready for your style & flair! Call anytime to view. For Sale $190,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5194 Open SUN 2 - 2.30pm David Selig & Renee Selig - teamselig@harcourts.co.nz P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458944 or 027 3554501

7 Years Young! 3 double bedrooms + 1 single, Open plan living, paved entertaining area. Garage has internal access. Modern kitchen + heated tiles also in the ensuite & bathroom. For Sale $375,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5208 Open SUN 12.30 - 1pm David Selig & Renee Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 M 027 355 4501

Lifestyle Living At It’s Finest! 3 double bedrooms (master has ensuite), 2 Living, 6 car garage, office, outbuildings, 10 acres - 8 paddocks (potential for subdivision) 5-10 mins from town, approx 30 mins to Wellington CBD. AND a heated pool! For Sale $970,000 - nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5165 Open By Appointment Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

150m² (approx) floor area! 3 bdrm, 2 living (1 approx 7.5x5m), Master approx 5x5m & 2 walk in wardrobe areas. Heatpump, insulation, gas heating/hot water, fenced, deck, garage. For Sale $310,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5211 Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Ann Watkins P 564 0001 M 021 615062 E ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz

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Sun Drenched Flat Section!

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24 Queen Street

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61 Coast Road

495 Coast Road

49 Ruthven Road

Shop For Sale In Queen Street Ideal for investment or owner operated. These buildings don’t come on the market in Queen Street often. Kitchen, toilet/bathroom & 2 spare offices. For Sale $279,000 Plus GST (if any) View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5206 David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E david.selig@harcourts.co.nz

Selling 40k Below Gv! 3 double bedrooms, open plan living areas, good heating, lovely views from the property. This home is waiting for new owners to come and make it their own! For Sale $199,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5205 Open SUN 11.45-12.15 David Selig & Renee Selig - teamselig@harcourts.co.nz P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458944 M 027 3554501

Magnificent Valley Views 15 Hectares, natural (Artesian) water spring that has year round supply of crystal clear drinking water. Regenerating bush with 15 year old trees (Incl Tasmanian Blackwood, Gum & Pine) & section already has its driveway. For Sale Price by Negotiation over $230,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO4967 Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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

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OPEN HOMES Sunday 24 August

Harcourts Wainuiomata’s “Spring Spruce-Up” FREE Offer Take advantage of our special FREE offer this Spring! List your house with me between the 25th of August and 13th of November 2014 and have your home cleaned and lawns mowed for FREE! Everybody wants their home to look great the first day it goes on the market! It’s a win/win as far as we’re concerned! You get the job done the easy way and get a smart looking home to sell!

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Postie Turned PORSE Educator Now Heading in the Right Direction Giving up mail-runs for a career with PORSE inhome childcare has been the best move Lisa Doell has made. The Lower Hutt PORSE educator said getting fit on the job had its perks, but after ten years of delivering mail, often in the wind and rain, she was physically drained and looking for a change of career. Having the flexibility to work from home and care for her own daughter as well as other children really appealed to Lisa, so she signed up with PORSE eight years ago and hasn’t looked back.

HIRIA – Teacher Bachelor in Education (Teaching) Full registration - First Aid

Kia ora koutou, my name is Hiria and I look forward to getting to know you all. From my experience as a teacher, I have found that children possess a wonderful energy which I love to work with in order to help them to be every bit of what they are capable of being. I strongly believe in encouraging children to grow up to be lifelong learners that are able to be as independent as possible, make friends, express their ideas and feel confident within their community. I have a passion for providing everyday learning experiences that include natural exploration, sustainable practice and Māori language.

“I’d highly recommend a career as a PORSE in-home educator, especially if you have young children of your own. It’s meant I have been able to be there for my daughter and she has been able to have other children to play with while I have been able to run a business at the same time.” Lisa, 43, has five children in her care, all part-time. “The children I have fit straight in and feel like part of the family, all the relationships I’ve forged with them are special. I am very close with each and every one of them and I feel like I have helped make a

difference in their lives.” “Personally I feel like some children get lost within centre based care, but with PORSE they all get one-on-one attention. We have our homely routines but we’re not stuck indoors, we can go for walks, join playgroups and every day is different, which makes my job very interesting and rewarding. It is such a fulfilling job that doesn’t even feel like work.” For more information on a rewarding career at home, give PORSE a call on 0800 023 456 or visit www. PORSE.co.nz vacancies are available now!

Looking for childcare?

My partner Kim and I share eight children and 5 mokopuna. In my leisure time I enjoy all forms of physical activity and spending time with family and friends’.

Imagine your baby being cared for in a strong, secure relationship with one special nanny or educator. Call a PORSE Consultant today on 04 801 6814 who can help you find a wonderful Educator to suit your family.

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Teenager named in NZ U20 cricket team Continued from page 1 By Dan Whitfield The young cricketer was picked for the representative position last year after he competed in a provincial tournament where he was part of a Wellington u20 crew. Based on his performance at this tournament, he was named in the New Zealand indoor line up. “I was shocked to be selected, it's was a dream that I have had since I was little to represent my country in cricket,” he says. The competition Callum will be playing in will be the Indoor Cricket World Cup hosted by Wellington in October. Wellington played host to this event in 2002 and organisers have promised this year’s competition will be every bit as successful. It will be hosted by one of Wellington's newest indoor sports stadiums, Hutt Indoor Sports. “The best part of the process so far has been all the training camps. Recently I travelled up to Auckland and it was an awesome weekend with the boys.

Currently there is just me and one other in the team from wellington, and as a team we are training for the world cup,” Callum says. “My parents have been all I could ask for, if not more. They have supported me financially and have always encouraged me into doing the best that I possibly can,” he says. Callum is also leading his school this year, holding the position of head boy for 2014. He also has a goal of heading to Auckland to study physical education after the world cup and his final year at school. While being very humble, Callum says he is not better at either batting or bowling, as with indoor cricket you are required to have a good level in all aspects of the game. He has a five year goal of being in the Wellington and New Zealand men's cricket teams. Callum currently plays indoor and outdoor cricket and soccer. He has a spot on the Wellington u20 representative team as well as the Hutt Indoor Sports team.

Sponsorship needed: Ahead of his outing representing New Zealand at indoor cricket, Callum Mackaness is asking the community to get behind him through sponsorship. Right now, Callum is attending regular training camps and says he is looking forward to representing New Zealand, but is hopeful for more support. He will be running a raffle which will be drawn on September 5, with the prize being logo on shirts, naming rights for team, acknowledged in all promotional prints such as programmes and tournament draws, and all written and verbal media opportunities - to name a few draw cards. Tickets are $500 and companies can purchase more than one to increase the chance of being successful.

ON FORM: Callum Mackaness.

If there are any businesses or members of the community that are happy to offer sponsorship, contact Callum via email: cmmack2010@hotmail.co.nz.

PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Sport inbrief Annual General Meeting Wainuiomata Tennis Club held its Annual General Meeting over the weekend, with officials pleased with support and input. The meeting gave members, and those interested in joining the club, to come ask questions and vote in the people they thought would best lead and manage the club for the next year. Although most of the committee were restanding, the club had invited more people to volunteer – specifically needing a club captain and senior interclub convenor this year. The annual report is set to be available on the club’s website.

Three more August events Wainuiomata Darts Association only have a few more events left on the August calendar, but the best has been saved for last. The next event will be this weekend, August 23, and will be the Griffins Men's and Ladies Singles. It is set to start at 6pm. The WDA Open Men's and Ladies Pairs will be held on Friday, August 29. Registrations for this event close at 7.20pm on the night. Entry is $5. The association’s final event of August is on the last day of the month and is the Griffins Mixed Drawn Trebles. It starts at 1pm.

New app for rugby club Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club now has its very own mobile application, helping fans stay more in touch with how Wainuiomata are going. Despite the season coming to a close in coming weeks, it is available to be downloaded from Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or the Windows App Store. This app gives players, staff, members and fans of the Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club the latest updates of club’s team fixtures, scores, news, sponsors and merchandising.

ON THE BURST: Captain Alesana Mene making a break through Kapiti defence. PHOTO: Supplied

Wainuiomata off to the grandfinals By Dan Whitfield All season Wainuiomata has played hard, attacking rugby and a recent two point win over under 21 Kapiti counterparts has allowed the local side to have a shot at taking out this year’s championship. Putting the pressure on right from the beginning of the game, Wainuiomata knew that to win, smart rugby had to be played – as conditions were tough and muddy. Despite both teams playing hard and never giving up, Kapiti opened the scoring of the game; but celebrations were cut short following two Wainuiomata tries – both to Saita Tuaoi.

With Kapiti at times struggling to get out of its own half, Wainuiomata went into the break with a slim lead of 14-12. The second half started with Kapiti coming out of the blocks looking like a different team, and putting in some good attacking plays. Exchanging try for try, both Wainuiomata and Kapiti did not want to settle, seeing the two teams score a further two tries each. Wainuiomata’s two tries went to Jalan Farris and Lotomau Aliivaa. The game came down to missed attempt at converting a try, with the final score ending up 24-22 and Wainuiomata taking the honours. Both teams scored four tries over the

weekend; however Wainuiomata managed to kick two conversions, while Kapiti only converted one. Wainuiomata player of the day went to captain Alesana Mene. The semi final game was held in Wainuiomata in front of a rather large crowd which showed up to support the home team. Up next, Wainuiomata face Poneke in the grand final. Held this Saturday and needing a huge crowd to support and help the team lift the cup, kick off will be 2.30pm at Kilbirnie Park. Minus a loss in round one of the competition, earlier games this year saw Wainuiomata succeed on multiple occasions.


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DEAD RECKONING Composed by Tony Watling: August 13, 2014

How could our war dead be forgot? On memorial, their names are not. Hope things soon come right; this maybe their final fight.

Turbo charged model enters 2015 line up

We reckon Weepu is our star, they say that he will travel far. London Welsh – that’s where he’ll be, all Wainui will his progress see.

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Holden has given its Trax SUV a turbo boost with the introduction of the new range-topping LTZ model – boasting a 1.4 litre iTi turbo petrol engine as part of a 2015 model year upgrade. Already widely regarded as a fun, edgy, urban adventure machine, the new turbocharged Trax LTZ adds more zip to go with its sporty styling for a true sporty package. Available on the top-of-the-range LTZ model, the 1.4-litre turbocharged, four-cylinder engine produces a maximum power of 103kW and 200Nm of torque, on tap from a low 1850rpm, and combined with the standard six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select, makes this Trax a winner wherever your journey takes the driver. Its powerful sporty lines and big 18-inch alloy wheels are complemented by a standard electric sunroof that gives the interior a bright spacious feeling whether you are zipping around town or out on the open road.

As well as the option of the new turbo engine, the Trax LTZ comes standard with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with six-speed automatic transmission and for 2015, Holden has added stylish enhancements. Outside the Trax LTZ, drivers will notice stylish new design 18-inch alloy wheels and the option of a new bold Blaze Red colour. Also, the comfortable and highly flexible interior that easily caters for work, sport or play gains a driver arm rest and automatic rain-sensing windscreen wipers for greater convenience. Both the LS and LTZ Trax models also maintain a very high level of features all aimed at making the driving experience easier, more comfortable and safer with Electronic Stability Control, six airbags, Hill Start Assist and Descent Control System, rear view camera, cruise control, automatic headlights and power windows all standard across the range. SPORTY MODEL: Holden’s Trax SUV. PHOTO: Supplied

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Victorious Ulalei move on to finals Maidstone out of the competition

DEFENSIVE DUO: Lilly Laban, left, and Summer Murray, right, set up to take another intercept off Maidstone. PHOTO: Supplied

The premier 2 Ulalei Wainuiomata Netball team has made it to the grand finals after taking out an impressive 44-23 win over Maidstone at the weekend. Ulalei 2 marched to the final after an emphatic victory, which saw the local side blow away the opposition in the first quarter with an eight goal lead. Then leading the game by 10 goals at half time. The defensive effort of Summer Murray, Memory Hopoi, Lilly Laban, Losa Aiono and Lahraine Sagaga put huge pressure on the opposition forcing passes easily intercepted by the Ulalei defence. Lilly Laban in particular picked up numerous intercepts to win the player of the day award. At the attacking end, Maidstone had no answer for the fluency of the Ulalei attackers Atiria Semmens, Ressa Lealofi and Moli Tauaneai, with set plays completed by the sharp shooters Sina Tamaalii and Gene Solia-Gibb. A team spokesperson says this was an impressive win by Ulalei, completely dominating the opposition from start to finish. Ulalei 2 is set to take on old foes Naenae Collegians in the final at the end of the month – August 30. The game is set to start at 12.30pm and will be held at Walter Nash Stadium. To the Regional Super League, Ulalei’s top-teired team also played Maidestone but came up short,

losing 47-37. Coach Tunis Cook says: “It was not the happy ending we were hoping for, but our team came back bravely, however lacking their usual sparkle.” “Chelsea Plumridge tried her best to refute the opposition with constant defensive pressure. Travistine Cook earned the player of the day award grabbing a wealth of turnovers, unfortunately the ball did not fall for the team, and the shooting statistics that are usually in the high 80s plummeted like the temperature,” she says. Ulalei 1 now takes on Naenae Collegians on Thursday, August 21, with the game starting at 7pm. It will be held at Te Rauparaha Arena.

Club quiz night: Ulalei Wainuiomata Netball Club is hosting a fundraisng quiz night this weekend, with members of the community urged to attend and support their local teams. The event will be happening on Saturday, August 23, and starting from 7pm. It will be held at the Wainuiomata Rugby League Clubrooms. For more information, contact Tunis Cook on 022 162 4562.

Harriers runners secure top ten finishes in Wellington relay Perfect conditions gave Wainuiomata Harriers runners a great opportunity to show what they are made of, following Saturday’s annual Bays Relay in Wellington. The relay involved five runners competing in distances ranging from 3.9km to 4.8km; with all grades starting at Island Bay and finishing at Evans Bay Parade. Wainuiomata Harriers sent two teams this year, including a masters women’s team which had a great start with Georgina Cox running the first leg and placing the team in second place. In the end the team placed third, giving it the best placing for any of the club’s teams for several years. In the meantime, the masters men’s team started off with Alan Carman running the first leg, bringing the team in at eighth position. The team only lost one position from here, seeing it finish in ninth. For the last few years there has been friendly competition between these two teams, with the men winning in overall time. This year was no different, but the men finished up only three and a half minutes

ahead of the women over the 22km course. The results for the masters women’s race saw leg one ran by Georgina Cox. She ran 4.8km in 19 minutes and seven seconds. Leg two saw Shelley Tietjens step up, running 4.6km in 20 minutes and 55 seconds. Leg three was Nikki Braniff-Jones’ chance to run. She ran the 4.8km distance in 21 minutes and two seconds. Leg four was Trish Coley’s race, running 3.9km in 19 minutes and 32 seconds; with leg five being run by Jen Stoupe, a 4.1km distance, in 19 minutes and 20 seconds. Results for the men’s race saw leg one ran by Alan Carman. He ran a distance of 4.8km in a time of 20 minutes and 21 seconds. Leg two was Paul Richardson’s chance to run, completing a 4.6km stage in 19 minutes and 30 seconds. Al Forsyth was called upon for leg three, running 4.8km in 21 minutes and 27 seconds. Leg four saw Warwick Pettigrew run 3.9km in 17 minutes and 14 seconds, with Don McGowan running leg five’s 4.1km distance in 17 minutes and 54 seconds. Full results are on the club’s website – www.sports-

RUNNER: Shelley Tietjens. Photo: Supplied

ground.co.nz/wainuiomataaahc. This Saturday Wainuiomata Harriers is hosting the Wellington Road Running Championships. It is the fifth year the club has hosted the event, and should prove

to be just as exciting as previous years. The event is held on a closed road course on Waterworks Road, and spectators are welcome. The next club run-walk will be on August 30.

Time to start training Give it a Go September ready to go Hutt City Entries have opened for the 2014 Hutt City Tri; and organisers are encouraging everyone interested in taking part to start training. With more than three months to train for the event, competitors are being asked to be brave and sign up. This year’s entries for the popular ‘beginner’ Triathlon, Duathlon and Shoe Clinic 5

km opened last week, and the event has been scheduled to run on November23. The event is often touted as a ‘beginner triathlon’ because it is a great, achievable goal for regularly active people, say organisers.  To sign up or for more information, head to www. huttcitytri.co.nz.

Sport Wainuiomata have teamed up with local clubs to launch a series of Give it a Go sports events during the month of September. The Give it a Go series is a community led pilot programme that involves a number of individuals, clubs and community groups getting together. Project manager Terina Cowan says: “The series is about having fun but at the same time understanding how we can work together to add value to our community.” “Collaboration and working

together is key in the success of this pilot,” she says. Events on offer vary from inline roller hockey, croquet and futsal, as well as basketball, netball and turbo touch. The basketball event organiser Renee Olsen says: “People have responded positively to the series, we had to extend the number of entries because of the response.” “People are very pleased that the events are local,” she says. While the Give it a Go series is only a pilot initiative, the organisers of it hope to make it an

annual event for the Wainuiomata community. The project relies heavily on its partnership with Wainuiomata High School and local clubs. Terina says: “Without the support we have received from a number of partners this would not be possible, the response we get from the community will determine where we go next”. The events are delivered on different days during the month of September. Contact Terina Cowan on 021 026 76177.


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Challenge accepted in final game It was Wainuiomata’s last hoorah coming up against Johnsonville in its final game of the season over the weekend. Playing in the under 85kg weight restricted division, Wainuiomata 80/85s ended its year at Mary Crowther in what could only described unacceptable conditions – with the referee almost giving up on the game as well. Despite this, Johnsonville wanted to play and the challenge was accepted by Wainuiomata. From kick off, both sides set about sounding each other out. Wainuiomata were slightly guilty of trying to play an expansive game at pace; but this was soon altered as turnovers tipped the game Johnsonville’s way. Wainuiomata also tried to match Johnsonville’s territorial kicking but conditions annulled that. Half time saw the home side come out

seven points down. Following many infringements, identifying the offender was merely a guess at the breakdowns, because both sides were entirely covered in mud. A penalty try was awarded, even though no card was given, which took Johnsonville’s score to 14-nil. Johnsonville played a very skilled, no holds barred game, and equally Wainuiomata did the same; showing no quarter and seeing players give back all they had. Wainuiomata crashed the line over and over in the second half, but were denied by being held up on every occasion. Both attack and defence by Johnsonville and Wainuiomata in the trying conditions was determined and complimentary to the spirit to which the game was played, says coach Brad Coote. The result was sealed by a late

Saturday’s match-up between the Johnsonville and Wainuiomata. Photos: Dan Taylor

dubious try in the dying stages of the game, giving Johnsonville a 21-nil victory. “The loss was disappointing but the spirit is strong. [Players] can hold their heads high with next season looking good from the experienced learnt this season for a team in the process of rebuilding,” Brad says. Supporters for the team and club were thanked by players and coaching staff. “Management take this opportunity to thank the seven original players from last year for their unrelenting support and encouragement given to the younger, predominately league new comers, who came through with honours. Well done team,” Brad says. Johnsonville missed out on progressing in the competition by one point, also ending its season on Saturday.

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