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Heave-ho! High school students pull hard in final house competition By Dan Whitfield It was a battle of the strongest, as students grouped together to rope in last minute points and see who would be crowned house champions for 2014. Teams from each of Wainuiomata High School’s four houses – Ngata, Tuwhare, Rutherford and Apiata – took part in a good ol’ tug-o-war competition to round out the year’s series; with final results under wraps until term four, the top spot is wide open. Continued on page 2 TUG-O-WAR: Johnna Schreuder from Ngata house pulls the rope tight against Apiata house. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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Can-Do campaign fills food bank By Aaron Meredith A trolley full of community spirit was handed over to the Wainuiomata Community Centre recently. NZCU Baywide has been running its annual Can-Do campaign over the past months. “We collected 545 food items this year,” says NZCU Baywide Wainuiomata manager Mani Malaeulu. The campaign was run alongside the Salvation Army and Mani says they were extremely happy see the involvement from the community. Wainuiomata Community Centre operations manager Tupou Kuma says that it helps

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Exams are done, homework has been handed in, but where is Shanice Toelupe running off to? Wainuiomata News reporter Dan Whitfield caught up with her over lunchtime last week to find out about her recent acceptance into a New Zealand Maori age-representative hockey team, her training regime, and why she started playing in the first place.

Between studying for biology and math subjects, 17-year-old Shanice Toelupe will step up again and represent New Zealand in a sport she has played since she was about five. This will be the second time the Wainuiomata hockey player has secured a spot in the under 21 Maori squad, with the first time just last year. “I was shocked initially but am so happy that I have another chance to play for New Zealand…It’s a great opportunity,” Shanice says. Although she is one of the youngest members of the team, she is not letting that beat her – she showed she has the competitive edge when she helped her Hutt-based hockey team to victory earlier in the year. “I was a bit nervous the first time I stepped out for the Maori squad, but I’ve come to terms with how I’m representing New Zealand which is really cool,” she says. The competition, which is set to run from October 3-5 in Tauranga, will see Shanice play against a Queensland team. The visiting team will be similar in stature and will be made up of girls between the ages of 17-19 as well. She will be the last line of defence for the New Zealand side, holding the position of fullback – the competition is set to be friendly, yet still a typical hard fought grudge match between the two sides. Over the next week or so, the Wainuiomata High School student will be preparing herself by regularly attending the gym for lots of cardio, weights sessions, and even taking part in a few boxing classes. “With the school and Hutt competitions over now it’s up to us to prepare ourselves and continue to train,” she says.

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Huia Pool will be closed from Saturday, October 4 to Sunday, October 12 for annual maintenance. The maintenance period covers the second week of the school holidays. Marcus Sherwood, divisional manager of leisure active says: “The maintenance period was initially planned for earlier in the year but with Naenae Pool being closed for an extended period we had to shift things around to accommodate swimmers.” On the weekend of October 11 and 12, Naenae Pool will also be closed for a canoepolo tournament. Stokes Valley Pool will still be open.

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Residents that shop at the Petone Countdown supermarket on the dd occasion will be interested to know the property has been sold to an Auckland-based enterprise for a sum of $22.275 million. Located on Jackson St, the supermarket was put on the market over a year ago following the refurbishment of the complex to make it the new colours of Progressive Enterprises.

READY TO STEP UP: Shanice Toelupe feels at home on the hockey turf and is looking forward to stepping up next month. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

The young athlete, who is rounding up her final year at school, says her parents have been really supportive of her and that she would not have been able to do it without them. She tells the Wainuiomata News that she first got into the sport after going to watch her dad play. “I picked up at hockey stick and didn’t look back…I’ve been playing ever since I was about five or six,” Shanice says. Other sports played by Shanice include volleyball, netball and basket-

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ball; but since attending Wainuiomata High School she has focused on hockey – as well as her studies. Shanice missed out on a spot in the u18 Wellington squad earlier this year but hopes to make the cut next year. She also hopes to be selected for the senior nationals team, however this is the ultimate goal for the still improving player. After leaving high school, she is looking to go to Massey to study nursing – while also continuing to play hockey when and wherever she can.

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inbriefnews Rifle range on target By Amanda Herrera

Speedy reminder The Wainuiomata News wants to remind its readers about the two new speed camera that have been installed along the main thoroughfare between Wainuiomata and Waiwhetu. Wellington police installed the camera at the bottom of the hill in Lower Hutt and one at the top of the hill heading into Wainuiomata earlier this month, adding to the old camera on Wainui Road. While the cameras are expected to be up and running by mid-October, local police and the Wainuiomata News are urging residents to stick to the speed limit – which is set at 80km over the hill.

New flag proposal Prime Minister John Key has started his third term in parliament with an agenda that includes a vote on changing the flag sometime next year. He confirmed a flag debate next year, the same year New Zealand marks the Anzac Day 100-year anniversary commemorations at Gallipoli.

Look out for rubbish dumpers 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.

A new rifle range at Wainuiomata’s old landfill has been given the official go-ahead by the community board. The majority of public submissions backed the proposal, and board members voted unanimously in favour, but noise and safety were concerns for the few who objected. David Weston, speaking on behalf of Kaumatua Tramping Club, says firearms are dangerous and modern fire arms are developed to kill. “Unless the safety of people can be guaranteed, the proposal should not go through,” David says. Hutt City Council reserves manager Craig Cottrill says issues revolving around safety will be addressed when resource consent is applied for, but initial talks with police

show the area is a “no danger” zone. Hutt Valley Shooting Association spokesperson Wayne Chapman was also in attendance, and explained how the old landfill was ideal for a rifle range as the soil is already contaminated and has been marked for commercial use. “You wouldn’t build a house on an old landfill,” he said. Wayne advised the council safety issues were not of major concern. “The rifle range will only be open to shooting clubs who will be members and who are authorised. It will not be open to individuals,” Wayne says. Paul Brosnan, manager of the Wainuiomata Golf Club, says although he opposes the rifle range because of noise concerns, he views it as a great opportunity for the valley. “My objection is conditional. If noise is adhered to, and we

NOISE CONCERN: Paul Brosnan hopes to work with council through the resource consent process. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

are on-board with the process, the rifle range has my support,” he says. The Wainuiomata rifle range will be up to 600 metres long and will aim to host national and

international events. Mr Chapman, a member of the Kaitoke Pistol Club and Upper Hutt Deer Stalkers, says there is potential for an extra 3000 visitors to Wainuiomata annually.

Wigs and hair dye help charity By Dan Whitfield It was a sea of green, orange, and purple, and although the local supermarket was probably out of hair dye and novelty wigs, Arakura’s students were ready for a day at school like no other. A wacky hair day was organised by the school to help give back and support KidsCan New Zealand – a charity which was founded in 2005 and today supports the education of thousands of disadvantaged New Zealand children a day, in 430 low decile schools nationwide. The majority of students participated in the quirky school event, seeing a number of them get very creative with their hair designs. Teachers also took part. Lee Binks, a grandparent of one of the pupils, says for the school JUST A BIT WACKY: Arakura School get colourful and creative event “my grand daughter had her for a day. PHOTO: Supplied hair all teased and twisted, and

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its bone-in and bone-less ham entries. With 20 years working as a butcher under his belt, Rob is ecstatic about the win. “I’m stoked…It’s great to know that all the hard work we have put in over the years has paid off,” Rob says. Cameron Harrison Butchery has two retail stores located in the Wellington suburbs of Kelburn and Ngaio, with the product produced at a factory in Wainuiomata. Rob says the company is one of the most consistent entrants in the competition, taking part for three out of four years. Over the years, the butchery has won three gold awards, one silver and two supreme awards – one of which was as a producer for the Nosh Food Market winning ham. “Our ham is made the old fashioned way, it is truly a methodical process with huge attention to detail and long hours spent to make such a top quality product using the finest ingredients,” says Simon. Competition judges singled

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Q: What do you do when you are feeling blue?

Josh Roewen Wainuiomata “Go for a run or exercise.”

Paul Brosnan Wainuiomata

Klass Verway Wainuiomata

Shane Maru Wainuiomata

Penelope Anderson Wainuiomata

“I get some sunlight and sit on the deck with the wife and kids…or have a round of golf.”

“Well, when you feel down and blue, have a very refreshing drink of lemon, cucumber, apple cider vinegar, mint and some turmeric. This is a refreshing and it lifts you up. It’s very good for health as well.”

“Get out in the community and see what I can share with my friends…I also try and stay as positive as I can.”

“Listen to music; that always cheers me up.”

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.

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Dear Ed, I just want to say congratulations to Trevor Mallard for being re-elected as our MP. You have done amazing things in the past and I know that it will continue. You’re a local. That counts. You know everyone and everything that is happening. Keep up the good work Trev!

Dear Ed, On behalf of Wainuiomata and those who voted for you, I’d just like to say thanks Trevor for being so good to the community. We look forward to having you part of our lives and community for another few years. I hope you know we’ve got your back.

Dear Ed, How good is that we can give our students advice on the opportunities that are on offer to them after they finish studying. The recent careers night in Wainuiomata was a success with students having a ball, finding out a bit more about possible careers.

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I was honoured to present Civic Awards to five very worthy recipients on 16 September.

I’m sure we’ll all work well together to make the Hutt region an even better place.

I would like to repeat my gratitude to Judy Bishop, Vijay Chhika, Joan Hewson and Patricia McGreevy who all received a Voluntary Community Service Award. And to Teuila Sagaga, the only recipient of the Youth Service Award this year.

The elections and what it may mean for our region

The recipients are nominated by members of their community, including people they have helped and the peers who volunteer alongside them. Reading through their nominations reminded me again of how generous people are with their time, talents and energy to make our community a better place. The Civic Awards were established in 1976 and are the Council’s most prestigious award. They recognise the actions and achievements of people who give outstanding service to their community. These Civic Awards are part of the Community Awards evening. The Common Unity Project Aotearoa was the Supreme Winner in these. This community-based urban farm project grows food, and develops skills and leadership with local families in Epuni, Lower Hutt.

National is the clear leading party of the new Government and with the elections over regional amalgamation may once again become a focus of Government. Leading up to the election National candidates publicly said they were picking up a groundswell of concern about the issue and they don’t personally support forced amalgamation. However, this has not yet resulted in a commitment from the National Party to change the law. As it stands amalgamation may be forced on us even when the majority of residents have said they don’t support it. Please stay aware of this issue as I may be calling on you to make your views heard on this important matter for local democracy. Until next time, if you would like to contact me email ray.wallace@hutt.city.govt.nz or phone my office 04 570 6846

Congratulations to Hon. Trevor Mallard Congratulations to Hutt South MP and Wainuiomata resident Trevor Mallard on his re-election to Parliament. He works hard for the community he represents. I look forward to working with him and National’s new list MP Chris Bishop, who’ll be setting up an electorate

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I want to congratulate WaiPESI on their success so far. Those involved are trying hard to improve the futures of our children. I’m sure there are hundreds of families out there that are thankful for this. Yours truly, T. Stevensen

Japan scholarship amazing, says Conall By Dan Whitfield A fully funded scholarship to Japan has given Conall Ryan the chance to learn more about the culture and language that he loves, while also gaining important life skills. Conall applied for the scholarship earlier this year and recently returned after spending four months and three days in Japan. He is one of the first students from Wainuiomata High School to receive an opportunity like this. “It was amazing. I met so many new friends and learnt so much while over there,” he says. The Wainuiomata student attended Kyoto Tachibana High School and while it was his first time in the country, he welcomed the challenge with open arms. While over in Japan, Conall took part in most classes on offer, as well as school activites including the band club and soccer team. To help the transition between cultures, Conall stayed with a host family in Kanagawa that was able to speak English. “I’d love to go back. It is great having that relationship with friends in another country,” Conall says. He also wants to keep in touch with the people he met in Japan, just in case he ever gets the chance to return. Born and bred in Wainuiomata,

FULL OF SMILES: Conall Ryan wants to go back to Japan after returning from his scholarship.

Conall’s ultimate goal of the scholarship was to speak Japanese fluently – and he has achieved it to an extent. Conall will be continuing to live, breathe and talk Japanese by connecting with exchange students at Wainuiomata High School, including joining in with the Japanese language class.


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New books for growing minds By Dan Whitfield

YOUNG READERS: London Haere-Metuangaoro, left, and Rawiri Walker-Waru, right, with Linda Vagana. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Hospital patients surveyed If you have been sick or spent time in hospital recently, the Hutt Valley District Health Board will be urging selected patients to take part in a new survey which asks them for feedback on their healthcare. Invitations to take part in the first of a series of surveys were recently posted out to people in and around the Hutt Valley who spent at least one night in Hutt Hospital across a 14 day period in August. The analyses is part of a na-

tional survey of 7500 patients. Recipients of the survey are encouraged to complete the survey online using the unique code provided, but those without smartphone or computer access, posted responses are equally encouraged. Hutt Valley DHB’s general manager of quality and risk Amber O’Callaghan says: “This is an important way of improving the quality of hospital care and understanding how well health services

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are working for patients and their families,” Amber says. DHBs will send the survey to randomly-selected patients at least once every three months. Responses to the survey will be collated to give each DHB a rating out of 10 in four areas: coordination, partnership, communication, and physical and emotional needs. Results of the first survey will be available on the commission’s website in October 2014.

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Good role models are often quite hard to find – let alone ones that encourage children to pick up a book and read, however it is another story at Pukeatua School. At a school assembly last Wednesday, students were greeted by former Silver Fern netball player Linda Vagana who was in Wainuiomata to give out books and inspire children to “keep reading.” The star player has had a netball career spanning more than 14 years – with 61 tests played for New Zealand, as well as being part of multiple Commonwealth Games. She is also the general manager for Duffy Books in Homes. Supported by the Alan Duff Charitable Foundation, Duffy Books in Homes is an initiative that provides free books to over 100,000 New Zealand children from low decile schools (decile 1-3), three times a year. Linda spoke to the students about the “importance of reading” while they are young so that they continue when they become adults. She also encouraged them to use their school

holidays to focus on reading. As part of the initiative, children receive a minimum of five new books each year – with this round of support giving Wainuiomata students two each. She says it is important to encourage the younger generation to keep reading as it will help them when they move on to the likes of university. When students were asked what they get out of reading, it was clear they understood why it was important. History, vocabulary, and knowledge were just a few of the answers. Extra books were also ordered for stand-out children on the day. The books donated to Pukeatua School were part funded by the school, with the rest funded by the foundation as the school has no sponsors as yet. Duffy Books in Homes has a number of role models that visit schools throughout the year, including rugby player DJ Forbes and musician Celia Stewart. It has also just celebrated 20 years supporting Kiwi children. The programme is also reaching Australia and the USA.

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MINUTES WITH: Jane Chamberlain President of Grey Power Wainuiomata My last meal on Earth would be...

I’m inspired by...

Who would you love to have a meal with?

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My hardworking grandparents

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Funding to help keep Hutt families healthy Statistics from the last few years show almost one in three, or 31 per cent of adults aged 15 years and over were obese – however the fight is on to conquer this unhealthy way of life. The news of Hutt City Council being selected to lead a $3 million anti-obesity initiative in Lower Hutt

– ideally helping families improve their health – is being welcomed by most residents. The council was selected through a competitive tender process and, will be responsible for bringing together a partnership of community leaders and recruiting a dedicated health promotion workforce.

The council will work with local providers to deliver a $3 million project over the next four years that helps families live healthier. Mayor Ray Wallace says: “Council will be working with a number of partners to deliver this initiative, so we will be working closely with our communities to ensure that it’s

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having an effect.” “The health and wellbeing of our communities is a priority for council, and we think this programme offers opportunities to really make a difference,” Mayor Wallace says. “Encouraging individuals and their families to live healthy, active lives is part of National’s plan to

help kiwi’s lead healthier, happier lives, and to reduce chronic disease and obesity in New Zealand,” he says. From October 2014, Healthy Families NZ will roll out to 10 communities around the country and is expected to reach around 900,000 New Zealanders.

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Picture yourself on the entertainment deck this summer enjoying the view, sun and family! Outdoor flow from the dining/modern kitchen area, 3 - 4 brms or study and great heating & insulation. Plus, a high standard of maintenance including the coloursteel roof & rewiring. Good fencing & garaging too. A fantastic renovated home in a great location.

Nestled amongst other quality homes, with fantastic views! Roofed BBQ area has power & lighting. 3 double bedrooms upstairs, plus a 4th double bedroom, walk in robe & an ensuite, plus an office downstairs. 4 car garaging/workshop area. Modern kitchen with dishwasher & built in fridge, providing lots of great storage. Heat pump & wood burner. Modern main bathroom with bath & separate shower plus under floor heating. This is a must view!

For Sale $310,000 - After Deadline Sale: Noon 8th October 2014 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5218 Open Sunday 2.15 - 2.45pm

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7 Isabel Grove

Ideal Starter Home Why is it ideal? ’Great bones’ as well as a great location that’s handy to the hill. 3 bedrooms, sunny aspect plus double garage. The potential’s there, view & agree! For Sale $209,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5213 Open SUN 12 - 12.30pm 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. For Sale $465,000 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

Hard To Find Flats! The advantage of 2 flats on one title is it’s easier to manage, lower costs, and cheaper to buy! The flats are nice and tidy with heatpumps, 2 bedrooms and a carport each. The yield’s good and there’s upside in the rents. For Sale $265,000 - leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5217 Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

Roll On Summer! Enjoy the entertainment deck this summer enjoying the view, sun &family! Outdoor flow from dining/ modern kitchen area, 3-4 brms or study, heating & insulation. Coloursteel roof & rewiring. A fantastic renovated home. For Sale $310,000 - After Deadline Sale: Noon 8th October 2014 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5218 Open SUN 2.15 - 2.45pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

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7 Dublin Street

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133 Moohan 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 3 - 3.30pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

House Plus Flat! 3 bedroom family home with ensuite, garage workshop PLUS a free-standing 1 bedroom flat at the back! Good parking, bus & school nearby. Call now to view. For Sale $295,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5214 Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

’Ideal For Extended Family’ 3 bedroom house & 1 bedroom flat! Wood burner/wetback & heatpump. Flat has own bathroom & spacious living area. Large double garage. BBQ patio area. Ideal for extended family or rental investment. For Sale $289,000 E: leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5207 Open By Appointment Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

Newly Redecorated This 3 double bedroom home has so much to offer! Semi open plan living, new carpet, new kitchen & a fresh paint throughout. A MUST to view! For Sale $263,500 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5222 Open SUN 2.15-2.45pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz

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28 Nelson Cres

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29 Karaka Street

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Calling All Investors! Yield is Approx 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 By Appointment David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz

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 $265,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5204 Open SUN 3 - 3.30pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz

Great Starter Home! Looking to get into your first home? 3 double bedrooms & open plan living. Deck off the back & great big double garage. Sizeable yard or walk to the local park. For Sale $239,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5215 Open SUN 11.45-12.15 David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz

Spacious Family Home At It’s Best! 3 dble bedrooms upstairs, + 4th double bedroom, walk in robe & ensuite. Office & 4 car garaging/workshop. Modern kitchen, BBQ area, heat pump & wood burner. E team.selig@harcourts.co.nz Tender Closes 1pm 21st October 2014 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5219 Open SUN 12.30-1.15pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944

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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

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 $236,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5209 Open By Appointment David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz

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 1.30 - 2pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz

Hardly Lavish But The Potential Is There! 3 bedrooms, separate lounge & open-plan kitchen/dining, timber floors. Turn this house into your castle! HUGE garage/workshop. Fully fenced section & close to schools, kindy, shops & bus. Tender 1pm 16th October 2014 - ann.watkins@harcourts.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5216 Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Ann Watkins P 04 564 0001 M 021 615 062

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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

Cosy & Convenient 3 bedrooms, open-plan living areas & DVS system. Centrally located in the Parkway area & conveniently situated to give you easy access to Wainui Hill. Call Nicky today! For Sale $245,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5220 Open SUN 12 - 12.30pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Character In Sought After Location! Character home with plenty of original charm & Historical features, modernised kitchen, french doors to small patio. Lounge with woodburner. Claw foot bath, double carport, external rumpus + heatpump. Tender Closes 3.00pm 23rd October 2014 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5221 Open SUN 12.45-1.15pm Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999

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 $219,000 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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Property Matters Checklist before you buy a house Before you buy a house, it is good to check for the following: 1. Piles or foundations There is a potential problem if it feels like you are walking uphill and downhill around the house, or if there is a genereal unevenness to the floor. Re-pilling costs can start at $12,000. 2. Wiring and electrics Look at the switchboard/fuse board – is it an old switchboard with black wiring and chunky white porcelain fuses? Is the electricity meter still a part of the switchboard panel? Re-wiring a home can cost between $4000 to $20,000 depending on the age and style of the home. 3. The interior wall linings Can you tell what is lining the walls? Worst case scenario it is Scrim (sacking or jute laid over rough sawn wooden boards (sarking)). Best case it is plasterboard (Gib board).

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4. The exterior Look for flaking and peeling paint and rotten weatherboards. Cracks in the cladding. Also check if there is ground/soil up against or close to the cladding of the house. Re-painting can cost $10,000–$30,000, and repairing weatherboards from $300. 5. The roof Look for flaking and peeling paint and rotten weatherboards. Does it look dirty, patchy, faded, rusty, or is lichen, moss or plants growing on it? Can you see loose tiles? Internally, are there any stains on ceilings or walls. Is their lifting wallpaper or bubbling paint? Reparing roofs can be expensive, ranging from $4000 to $13,000. 6. Plumbing Flush the toilet, turn on a couple of taps and the shower. Any noises? What’s the pressure like? Are outside drains overflowing? Walk around the house and look for water after you

have flushed the toilet. Plumbing work can cost anywhere from $150, to over $5000 for re-plumbing. 7. Guttering Are there holes or signs of rust, does it look blocked, are their plants growing out of it, do the downpipes go anywhere? The ground will be indented and damp to muddy in areas under leaking guttering. 8. Heating How is the house heated? Is the heating electricity or gas? Make sure you research both heating methods and their long term and short term costs. 9. Windows Are there cracks in the window glass or sills? Or sunken or soft areas in wooden windows? Do aluminium windows look in good condition? Do the windows open easily? Window replacement costs between $600-$1500. 10. Interior

Is your property manager meeting all your needs? Sometimes it’s hard to work out why you feel vaguely dissatisfied with a service. You know it’s not working but you can’t put your finger on why. When it comes to the management of your investment property, the quality of the service is important. Property management comprises of several elements and it’s worth taking time to assess just how well your property manager is meeting your needs, this can help reassure you that your Property Manager is doing the best thing by your investment.

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What condition and colours are the walls and wallpaper?Look under rugs for stains, wear and fading of carpet or discrepancies with wooden floors. Can you smell damp? Is there condensation on the windows? Do the walls feel cold/damp? Re-carpeting goes up from $4000, while other leaking issues could be a small problem or a massive problem such as a leaky home. 11. Drainage Is there evidence of water collection or run-off around the house and section? What direction is water likely to go when it rains? Will there be run-off from adjacent property’s/land/roads? Are there any drains around the property? 12. Sun Aspect How is the house orientated for sun? Are there surrounding trees, hills or buildings that will cause shade? Do the walls feel cold/ damp?

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D? Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that promises great health benefits, yet many adults fall short. Vitamin D is a star nutrient these days, as research links it to numerous health benefits. Studies suggest vitamin D may go beyond its well-established role in bone health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and more. What makes vitamin D unique is that it is a vitamin and also a hormone your body can make from the sun. Despite the ability to get vitamin D from food and the sun,

there is still a large number of people who are deficient. Why? Vitamin D is not abundant in our food choices and the sun is not a reliable source for everyone. Many factors affect the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D, including season, time of day, latitude, air pollution, cloud cover, sunscreen, body parts exposed, colour, and age. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen and getting vitamin D from food and supplements rather than risk the harmful rays of the sun. Vitamin D is naturally present in few foods. Food manufacturers

are fortifying other foods, such as yogurt, cereal, and orange juice, to help consumers fill the nutrient gap in their diets. Ideally, vitamin D is added to a food or beverage that contains calcium. Vitamin D is needed for maximum absorption of calcium from the intestine, helping to build strong bones and teeth. Together with calcium, vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis in older adults. Without enough vitamin D, bones can become brittle and prone to fracture.

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Getting the facts on fluoride A new website, www. fluoridefacts.govt.nz will help local communities make informed decisions on water fluoridation, Health Minister Tony Ryall says. The most recent nationwide New Zealand survey into oral health showed 40 percent less tooth decay on average for children living in fluoridated areas compared with non-fluoridated areas, Mr Ryall says. He noted that fluoride occurs naturally in water but New Zealand, like several other countries, has low levels.

In New Zealand the levels of fluoride used in community water fluoridation are carefully monitored and within the guidelines of the World Health Organization and other public health agencies. Mr Ryall says tooth decay, which is less likely in individuals when fluoride is added to the water supply, is painful and costly when fillings are needed to treat it. Community water fluoridation is effective, safe and an affordable way to provide the dental health benefits to everyone in a community

Sources of Vitamin D The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits. - Salmon has by far the most Vitamin D of any food - A serving of tuna has a healthy dose of Vitamin D - more than one-third of a daily dose. -Flatfish like sole and flounder have about one-fourth a day’s worth of Vitamin D. - Fortified milk has about onefifth a day’s worth of Vitamin D (whole milk has more than skim). - Three little ounces of pork

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

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Noeline and Ron Stewart are currently somewhere between Shanghai and London – driving a 1967 Peugeot as part of a classic car rally. In between the busy yet exciting events, Noeline found time to share this with the Wainuiomata News. I think I’m getting the hang of this blog. May be a bit rough but I’m sure you are getting the idea. All the cities and towns look the same, as do the people, cars, roads, and shops. In saying that, the roads are great to drive on and very tidy, as are the cities. The motorways are all lined with trees and can be two, four or six lanes wide. They all have shoulder lanes which are also used for passing. People drive like maniacs and weave in and out but it works well with no one getting upset. And as for the photos, well, eat your heart out Brad Pitt and George Clooney. We’ve had so many photos taken of us, sometimes just about causing accidents as the people taking the photos are

driving, clicking away at a speed of 110km. And as for the waving, I’m sure we have waved just as much as Kate and Wills. So all in all, we are back on track; relaxing and enjoying it but we have big driving days. Off to the Terracotta Warriors - what a fantastic place. We went and had a look at the City Wall in Xi’an. Once again it was huge. Everything is big. You could hire a bike and ride around it which a few of the guys did and got a taxi back. We would have liked to do that but time didn’t allow it so we may come back one day though as there are a few other things we would like to do. Before dinner tonight, we went and saw the start of the Silk Road. There are many different Silk Roads. I thought there was only one. Then on to a cultural show followed by a traditional dumpling dinner and off to bed. – Omaka car museum.

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inbriefnews NZ’s number three prepares Hutt City Tri nears Be brave and sign up to this year’s Hutt City Tri while there’s still more than three months to train. Entries opened this week for the popular ‘beginner’ Triathlon, Duathlon and Shoe Clinic 5km run on Sunday, November 23. The event is often touted as a ‘beginner triathlon’ because it’s a great, achievable goal for regularly active people. Registrations have started strong because the event is also a great warm up for the triathlon season. Competitors are encouraged to sign up now at www.huttcitytri.co.nz.

Completion benefits interschool sport Sport Wellington has recently seen the completion of a three year project undertaken by their Young Persons team, to demonstrate and facilitate the benefits of interschool sport in the Lower Hutt Southern Zone (LHSZ). Since 2011, Sport Wellington has worked with the seven primary schools within the LHSZ - Hutt Central, Gracefield, Our Lady of the Rosary, Sacred Heart (Petone), Te Ara Whanui Kura Kaupapa Maori, Randwick and Petone Central. The purpose of the project was to provide advice and support to the schools sport convenors to enable sporting opportunities to continue for the children, while demonstrating the effectiveness of having a paid person in the role of LHSZ sports coordinator who could commit the time and knowledge required. For the duration of the project, Sport Wellington and LHSZ worked closely to influence the engagement of more participants in interschool sport, provide improved quality events and to develop sustainability within the administration of the zone.

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Wainuiomata’s Hyran Daymond will be adding the final touches to his training regime as he prepares to take on the best of the best ahead of the 2014 New Zealand National Boccia Championships in Wellington next month. Hyran, who is ranked third in New Zealand, will be joining players from across the country in what is to be the final sanctioned tournament of the year. The event is also set to give players a chance to earn valuable ranking points and stake their claims as the best players in their respective classification grades – all before the 2015 season. Playing in the BC3 grade, the hot favourite will undoubtedly be Greig Jackson who is currently competing in Beijing at the Boccia World Champs – but Hyran is looking for a positive outcome, even with the champion returning to defend his number one title. Hyran, who is unable to grasp and release a boccia ball, uses a ramp, and controls the thrust of the ball by pushing with a rod attached to his head. Boccia belongs to the same family as bowls and sees players compete in teams of three, pairs or singles. The sport tests each competitor’s degree of muscle control and accuracy. Seated, athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel six leather balls as close as possible to a white ball which serves as the jack or target. Competitors generally have a high level of physical impairment and it is particularly beneficial for people with severe cerebral palsy, post-polio syndrome, locomotor disabilities such as muscular dystrophy, quadriplegia or multiple sclerosis and those with limited movement. Director of Boccia New Zealand Luke Morriss says it is a sport suitable for people with the highest level of physical impairment but has grown to be more than just a pastime. “For many athletes with physical impairments, their sporting pathways can be limited. Boccia is a sport that can be played and enjoyed by anyone, whether it is at

HE’S OUR LOCAL REP: Wainuiomata’s own Hyran Daymond. PHOTO: Supplied

a local club level or at an international level,” Luke says. Improving Hutt athlete David Harrison will also provide tough opposition. In the largest national boccia event

held in New Zealand, the 2014 National Champs will welcome athletes from throughout the country, as well as including two from Australia in the line-up this year.

New generation of players for club By Dan Whitfield

Sports results wanted Have you just come back from a tournament with a medal? Are you training to go play for New Zealand? Even if you’ve done well in a school event, we want to hear from you. Send any sports results, high resolution photos, and achievements to daniel@wsn.co.nz. The Wainuiomata News wants to publish the achievements locals, so wherever you live in the valley... Get in touch.

Three points was all that separated Wainuiomata from a historical maiden Jubilee Cup victory against Hutt Old Boys Marist (HOBM) earlier this year, but coaching staff and club officials are staying positive – looking to prepare themselves for the 2015 season. President of the Wainuiomata Rugby Club, Larry Gladwell, says the decision to look for and recruit new players came from a bid to continue the club’s success for another season. Coaching staff sent out an invite to all students, focusing on those aged between 17 and 19, who were planning to leave high school at the end of the year. The idea was to provide players with information on what would be offered to them by showing allegiance to Wainuiomata. The club was also looking to get things back on track with more players signing up through a recruitment night last week. “We’re on the up…It’s our turn now,” Larry says. He tells the Wainuiomata News that many of the players have had awesome seasons over the years playing junior rugby at school, and now the aim is for them to continue playing but for Wainuio-

HARD FIGHT: Wainuiomata under 21s verse Poneke counterparts. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

mata Rugby Club. The recruitment night on Wednesday saw students from schools including St. Bernard’s College show interest towards joining the club, hearing from this year’s two head premier coaches. Larry says it was about looking at the new generation of players and hopefully getting them signed up with Wainuiomata, rather than losing them to clubs such as Petone and HOBM.

CCO Mike Kenworthy, who is employed by the Wellington Rugby Union, is on board with Wainuiomata Rugby Club and helped out with showing new players what was on offer. At this stage, the club is looking at getting players for the under 21 team, with the possibility of using players who are good enough for building a premier squad.


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Opportunity of a lifetime for Rahiri By Dan Whitfield Jaleighquar Rahiri has returned home after representing New Zealand in what she calls an opportunity of a life time. “It was a really good experience for me,” she says. Holding a spot on a team of eight paddling in the junior J19K division, she competed against a number of countries at the World Championship Sprints event in August – with her team coming away with top five placings, including a bronze medal. The former Wainuiomata resident secured her spot on the New Zealand squad earlier this year, and Jaleighquar says the whole thing was great, the opportunity to be part of such an elite squad is a dream come true. Her team managed to come away from the competition with a bronze medal and a fourth place in their other two races. On her own, Jaleighquar managed to rank eighth in the singles event. “We weren’t quite sure what to expect but when we came third we were extremely proud,” she says.

Waka ama is the one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sports and the country’s reputation is second to none. This was the first time Jaleighquar has competed at an international level. “The best thing, other than the races, was seeing the sport grow. It’s not often you see other cultures take part…Tahiti and Australia definitely brought their game in our grade,” Jaleighquar says. One of the hardest parts of the competition was having months of training in a different boat than what was used for their actual events. “It was pretty intense but we had out technique and race strategies down. We were also thinking smart,” she says. The young athlete is a member of the Kahugnunu Taumata Rau squad that was created as an iwi based initiative to promote paddlers from the Hawke’s Bay region on a national and global scale. Jaleighquar has represented Hukarere Girls’ College at the New Zealand Secondary Schools event for the last five years. She also

BIG STROKE BY YOUNG GUN: Jaleighquar Rahiri competiting in a earlier this year. PHOTO: Supplied

belongs to Te Rau Oranga o Ngati Kahungunu Waka Ama club and takes part in the open women’s division. The World Championship Sprints were held in Rio de Janerio.

Over the past few weeks, Jaleighquar has been resting up, taking a break from competing. However she is looking to get back into things ahead of the nationals in January. Despite this, the first thing on

her mind is finding a team as for nationals she has to move up a grade. “I’m hoping to find another team in time. Whether that means staying up her in Auckland or moving back home.”

Maori games still played in schools While out enjoying the fine weather last week, students from Pukeatua School got to experience a fun and energetic part of the Maori culture. Traditional Maori games, similar to Ki O Rahi, were set up for the students, and were played throughout the day. Multiple other games and activities were set up by staff members including one that saw students grab as many flat stones and see who can get the

highest pile. Teachers that the Wainuiomata News caught up with say that it is a great way for students to learn about their culture, while having fun. Those in the playground that took time out of their normal school day all said they were having lots of fun. Teachers were also enjoyed giving the students this opportunity to experience the different traditional activities.

TAKING PART: Nivea Perenise plays with a giant Poi.

BIG SWING: Mathayus Haenja plays a traditional Maori game.

GROUP ACTIVITY: Crystel Angelo, Renee Barbarsh, Carlin Wilson, Nicole Odeyeni, and Nivea Pe renise play a stone game.

FUN AND GAMES: Paige Tepaa spins her flax flag around.


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