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Wainuiomata Residents may have noticed something new on the War Memorial Community Hall entrance. That is because there has been some etching placed in the windows, depicting one of each members of the military placing a cross in the ground. The etching was actually part of the windows that were originally on the hall, but they were broken over 20 years ago. Continued on page 2 Mayor Ray Wallace and Wainuiomata Valley RSA President Bart Bartlett showing off the new etching on the Wainuiomata War Memorial Community Hall.

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Etching ready for Anzac Day Continued from page 2 Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace says that it looks great and really adds to the upgrade of the entire hall. “It actually came from a coffee that I had with Bart Bartlett had at Bizzy Lizzy’s café, I then bought it up with council,” he says. It is all part of the upgrades at the hall, which were moved forward because of the 100th

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Anzac Day is on the Saturday, and there is plenty happening on the day. This begins with the Dawn service at the Wainuiomata War Memorial Community Hall beginning at 6am. This is followed by a flag ceremony at the Memorial Gardens at the end of Hine Road, as soon as members of the RSA arrive at the gardens.

At 11am the Anzac parade takes place, starting from BP, going down Fitzherbert Road on to Queen Street and finishing at the War Memorial Community Hall, where another service takes place. Everyone is encouraged to come down and pay respects to those who passed during the conflicts not just the first world war.

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anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli. “I asked council to move it forward due the anniversary, It looks great and I believe it is appropriate to have done this,” Mayor Wallace says. Wainuiomata Valley RSA President Bart Bartlett agrees with Ray on the way it looks. “It looks great, I am very pleased with it,” he says.

FUNDRAISING: Nathan and Melanie Gardiner with their daugther Mila

The drive to get Mila over to America for her surgery continues, with the Wainuiomata Lions arranging a quiz night. This is taking place at the Fitzroy Tavern on May 2, starting at 7pm. Mila needs to go over to the United States for surgery that could change her life, as she suffers from cerebral palsy. The Cerebral Palsy that Mila suffers from is called spastic quadriplegia, which means that when she gets excited or emotional, her body stiffens

up so she cannot move. This even affects her ability to eat, her mother Melanie Gardiner says that when she likes the taste of something her tongue stiffens up so she spits out the food. Having the life changing surgery will change Mila’s life, and be able to explore without disabilities getting in the way. First prize is to be dined by Wainuiomata’s own My Kitchen Rules contestants Dai Phonevilay and Dal Philavong. Sarah Nuku from the Lions bought the idea to the group as

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inbriefnews Volunteers needed for Whanau in arms The Wainuiomata Community Centre is looking for volunteers to help out with their Whanau in Arms service. Whanau in Arms helps out those that are struggling to get food, whether they are on a budget or just can’t afford food that week. This happens every Tuesday and is open to all those who need it.

HUI ABOUT SAFETY: Kaye-Maree Dunn and Mayor Ray Wallace speaking about safety at the Hui on Monday night.

Hui all about Safety in the Nui By Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata Marae held a special type of Hui on Monday night, all about safety and how to help prevent crimes The meeting was organised by Kaye-Maree Dunn, who after a recent break in joined the Neighbourhood Support. She then saw how many crimes had taken place and decided to have the Hui to talk about the issues and hear from police, Hutt City Council and other stakeholders. The aim was to also develop

a co-ordinated community led approach to help make Wainuiomata a safer and more resilient community. “I cope with things in a weird way, and after the burglary I introduced myself to every neighbour on my street,” KayeMaree says. The Police were represented by Sergeant Bradley Allen who says that the crime rate in Wainuiomata is actually quite low. “You are more likely to get burgled in Petone than you are here in Wainuiomata,” he says.

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He also says that people must report crimes if they see them happening. He explained the work that the police were doing in the valley to stop not only crime, but also to prevent speeding and tagging. “We found out that there was speeding on Wellington Road, and when we checked why we found that there was no speed limit signs,” he says. “Speeding has dropped down there since we have put the signs up, dishing out speeding tickets wouldn’t work, this is

Kokiri Marae is holding a program that is helping Whanau cope with cancer called Kia Ora – E te iwi. The free program is out there to help people learn how to talk about common concerns in a safe setting. It is for people going through cancer or the family and friends that are helping those going through it. This happens fortnightly on a Tuesday and is run by trained people.

much better.” Mayor Ray Wallace also spoke at the meeting and says that he is proud of Wainuiomata and the spirit that Wainuiomata has. “I feel safe walking down the road in Wainuiomata, but we can always find ways to improve,” he says. One of Mayor Wallace’s main gripes is against the tagging in the valley and often reports the tagging. “The group that we report to got sick of me reporting tagging every week,” he says.

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Poppies Poppies everywhere By Aaron Meredith

All around the country, including in Wainuiomata, people have been knitting poppies to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ANZAC’s. A group in Wainuiomata has been knitting poppies which have been displayed in the Wainuiomata Public Library lately. “It’s great to see these poppies here, it is a real good way to show our support for the ANZAC’s,” says one library visitor Kim Hellens.

Hutt City Libraries are running workshops so people can discover about anyone they know that’s served in the First World War. This is happening at the Wainuiomata Public Library on Tuesday April 28 at 10.30am, and booking is essential. The hands on workshops are also running at other libraries in the region if you fail to get into the Wainuiomata workshops.

“They all look great as well, it is a great intiative.” The initiative was started by the National Army Museum in Waiouru, who asked for a nationwide tribute for every New Zealander who died during WWI. A large amount of these poppies have also come from Arohata Prison where prisoners knitted 280 poppies towards the project. All the wool for every project was donated by communities around the country, so everyone has contributed in some way towards the project.

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After you have finished with the normal ANZAC Day services there is a Philippine Festival taking place in Petone. Between 9am and 6pm, people have the chance to experience the culture, taste the food and learn more about the Philippines. This is taking place at the Honiara Te Puni Reserve, and is a great day for all ages.  For more information about the festival, check out the Hutt City Council websites for all costs and Ticket informa-

By Aaron Meredith

The School holidays finished off with a bang on Friday as Ronald McDonald came to

town with his show McD TV. McD TV was a fictional show that broadcasted live to McDonaldland, and involved the children in a variety of

ways. One parent Megan Dawson says that it was great to see this is the mall in the holidays. “It is a great way to finish off

ANZAC Film

A film explaining what it was like on the front line at Gallipoli is being shown on the night after ANZAC Day. This includes Narrations from diaries of soldiers that fought on the front line during the battle. This is being shown at the Dowse Square at 6.30pm, and everyone is encouraged to come along and see what it was like. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the battle, and this is one of the many ways to remember those that died.

Guided Water Walks On the Day after Anzac Day, there is a chance to see some of the hidden secrets in Wainuiomata. There will be a Guided Water Walk at the Wainuiomata Recreation Area, which takes you to places you would not usually be allowed to go. Stops along the way include seeing the Orongorongo Pipeline Tunnell and the Historic Morton Dam, all within luch native forest.

RONALD BRINGS SOME FUN: Ronald McDonald making it snow in the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre last week.

the last two weeks, it’s been a bit quite round here and the weather hasn’t helped,” she says. “My children are enjoying it as well, and Ronald McDonald is such a well-known brand as well.” The turnout was great, with a lot of people finding out about the event thanks to facebook. “I found out because a friend made me aware of it online, I thought it would be fun for the children to come and see,” she says. The show included many other McDonalds characters including the Hamburgler who was controlling the music. There was also Grimace who was the weatherman, and Birdie the Early Bird who showed Ronald how to pack a bag for camping. The show finished up with children singing and dancing along with Ronald, as well as a Snow fall that left massive smiles on everyones face.

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These school holidays, local children will be able to learn all there is to know about their favourite Easter animals at the FREE School Holiday Sessions at Animates. The ‘All About Easter Animals’ learning session were held over the school holidays on both weeks and everyone had a blast. “To kick off our first free school holiday session this

year, we had an Easter themed workshop so that children could learn all about their favourite Easter animals from rabbits to guinea pigs and chickens from our experts in-store,” says Matt James, Store Manager at Animates Kaiwharawhara. The sessions were a great way for kids to pick up important life skills, such as promoting kindness and

compassion towards all animals. “Animates has everything for pets and our school holiday sessions are a great way of introducing children to all the skills they need to become nurturing and loving owners for life,” says Matt James. “For each school holiday period throughout the year, we focus on learning about

different types of animals. Each child that attends will receive a certificate of completion which they will be able to take home and pop on their wall with pride.” “We’d like to encourage parents to bring in their kids to learn about the various animals each school holiday period for Free, have fun, and collect a range of certificates,” says Matt James.

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Are you a local of Wainuiomata and have international contacts in another country? Especially one that you are a native speaker of?

8.30am Powhiri at Waharoa (Gateway) 9.00am Church Service Karakia (Prayers) A Commemoration of WWI 100 year Anniversary and our War Veterans. 10.30am Muster at BP Service Station to join the community march

We are wanting to hear from residents of Wainuiomata who have arrived from another country (particularly Asia) and are interested in becoming a point of contact for Wainuiomata High School for International Students. We pay a commission for International Students who study at Wainuiomata High School. These contacts may be friends, family or acquaintances you have contact with and are interested in becoming an International Student at Wainuiomata High School.

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Group for Breast Cancer Recoverers By Aaron Meredith

BIG CROWD: Wainuiomata Library staff were shocked to see so many turn up for the Greek myths and legends event last week

Greek Myths told at Library By Aaron Meredith

Once again the Wainuiomata Library came to the rescue to break some holiday boredom this week. This week children got to learn about Greek Myths and Legends, form one of the Wainuiomata Staff members. Children learned about all about

ancient Greek monsters and legends, as well as making their own masks. This followed up last week’s learning’s about Maori myths and legends, which is all part of Hutt City libraries events over the holidays. Events were taking place at every library on different days, providing children with the

chance to have fun and learn at the same time. Once again stories were read to the children, giving them the chance to hear about the ancient Greek gods and their adventures. Everyone had a great time there and all enjoyed learning about some of the great legends that have been around since the dawn of humanity.

For those in Wainuiomata that have recently recovered from Breast Cancer there is a group in Wellington organised to help you out. Next Steps is a new fully funded programme for women who are recovering from breast cancer. The principle funder is the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The programme recognises that cancer treatments can commonly cause some negative impacts on a womans quality of life and that this struggle can continue once treatments have finished. Research shows being physically active is a strong component in your recovery from breast cancer and the effects of its treatment including fatigue. it can provide an opportunity to motivate and achieve goals previously not considered. The programme runs for one hour per week for ten weeks. It is delivered by a PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

and each class combines the very best pilates, yoga and cardio exercises for improving your health and fitness. This programme is rolling out as a Pilot study throughout the country with Habit Physiotherapy being the only Wellington provider. A maximum of ten women who have been affected by breast cancer will be in the class. It is suitable for any level of fitness as the periods of exercise and rest are adapted as fitness, strength and stamina improve. Each session finishes with a yoga relaxation sequence to restore a sense of calm and confidence and includes an opportunity to reflect on your journey and be inspired by your progress.  You can register your interest at the following websites to see if you are eligiblewww. p in c an d s te e l .co m /n e x tsteps or  www.nzbreastcancerfoundation/rehab/nextsteps. The programme is expected to start mid May.

Art show in Wainuiomata By Aaron Meredith

Wainuiomata will be treated to its own art show this weekend, when local artist Sarah Kennedy displays her works. She is putting her sculptures on show that she has made over the last few years of her degree

at Massey University. This is taking place on Saturday between 11am and 3.30pm, at the Te Kaupapa Training Centre just down from Parkway Park, and will be sign posted well. The exhibition is also a free. “The More the Merrier,” Sarah

says. “I want as many people down to have a look.” The name of the exhibition is the Barkyard Series, as all her sculptures are made from bark from Pine Trees. The trees are situated on a Moores Valley farm, the same

place she gets a lot of her inspiration of the work she does from. “I get all my inspiration from that farm, it is all about the feeling I get when I am down there,” she says. “It is a big series of my old works from over a couple of

years, and some new ones as well.” Sarah is in the fourth year of her art degree at University and this show is an essential part of her passing the course. So if you have a few minutes free, pop down to parkway and have a look at some of this work.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Question: What are you doing for Anzac Day?

Thomas McKechnie, Wainuiomata

Steven Aui, Wainuiomata

Aaron Thorycroft, Wainuiomata

Jarrod Smith, Wainuiomata

Kerrie Wylie, Wainuiomata

Nothing, I am just relaxing, I forgot it was on

Not too sure, I am thinking of going to the service

If I can work I can, but I won’t be paying my respects to them

On Anzac Day I will be working, it’s a normal day for me

I will be walking in the Parade with the brownies as I am the brownie leader.

Ivy Beck, Wainuiomata I will be going to the Dawn Parade

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 aaron@wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

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Dear Ed, Thank You to all the people who rallied to my aid when attacked in Wainuiomata Shopping Centre on Thursday April 16. It all happened so quickly but the attacker was moved away from me and people were gathered around me, checking on my wellbeing. I was escorted to safety, and thankfully didn’t suffer a head injury. Police and Ambulance were called and I was treated with courtesy and professionalism. It’s when something like this happens that the best comes out in everyone. Thank you once again. Joy Jones.

Dear Ed, I can’t believe that we had a mayor, little old Wainuiomata had a mayor, well I guess we are not that little. Reading the article last week made me think, why did we not have a mayor for longer, surely a population as big as ours would have been enough. What was achieved by Mr Martin during his time in the valley is a credit to him, it sounds like he was involved

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in nearly everything that we now take for granted here. The Pools, the Hill Road, without Mr Martin we would not have these here. So I am saying Well done to Harry and Irene Martin on 68 years of marriage, people as good as you two deserve a long and happy marriage. R.Benjamins Wainuiomata

A day to remember Dear Ed, Reading your public Opinion I was really impressed about what people in our community felt about Anzac Day and the ANZAC’s. The answers I think summed up what most if not all of us are thinking, without them I don’t believe our country would be the way it is, we should pay our respects. I do think that we should all remember that War is not the answer to any problems in the world, both WW1 and WW2 show this.

There are only losers in war, even those who were written as winners in the history books were losers, family’s lost fathers, brothers, sons, and people never came home. Those that did come home were never the same ever again, they all sacrificed a lot for us all, for our country. Anzac Day is the one day we remember those who lost their lives for our country, they deserve it, we will remember them. E. Rowan Wainuiomata

Mini WOMAD in Taita Last Friday Taita came alive in a Mini WOMAD of sorts. Refugees from Burma, Thailand, Africa, and Columbia are mixing with local Samoan, Maori and Pakeha kids - sharing the common language of music. While they love playing Maori, African, and American music, Mozart and Beethoven are now in their comfort zone too, thanks to Sistema Hutt Valley. Think of it as a mini WOMAD in Taita. The kids are celebrating a week of dedicated work. The joy that builds across the week in the Arohanui Strings-Sistema Hutt Valley holiday programme shows why public programmes can make a big difference

to young lives. Arohanui Strings Director, Alison Eldredge, is ably assisted by musicians from Orchestra Wellington. Eldredge set up the music lessons in Taita five years ago. "Beethoven, Mozart, Maori, African and American music rung out in the classic Kiwi Pomare School Hall," Eldredge says. "It's going to be our best concert yet and it would be an honour to see you in the audience on Friday!" "Arohanui Stings-Sistema Hutt Valley is so grateful for the support we have received from Hutt City Council and Creative NZ, as well as Orchestra Wellington who partners with us for our Holiday Programmes."


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Your input needed for Long Term Plan By Aaron Meredith

The Hutt City Council is looking for the communities input on what should be approved for the long term plan. The council wants to know what projects that people in the community support, and Councillor Campbell Barry is encouraging people to have their say. "I really encourage everyone to make a submission on our Long Term Plan, It's this plan which will set the direction

for Council over the next 10 years," he says. Projects in Wainuiomata include the construction of the viewing platform at the top of the Wainuiomata Hill, and progressing Wainuiomata Sportsville. The cost of the platform will be $200,000 and the cost of Sportsville will be $100,000. Other projects in the LTP include a regional bowls centre in Naenae, progressing Petone Sportsville, and the construction of the Eastern

Bays shared path. "The proposed viewing platform at the top of the Wainuiomata Hill and support for Sportsville to develop plans around a sports hub are two new projects in particularly that we would like to hear your feedback on," says Councillor Barry. "It's also a good opportunity to let us know if you think we've missed anything out." Submissions close on Saturday May 30 at 5pm, and forms can be picked up from

the Library or found online at huttcity.govt.nz/ltp. Also there is the option of simply writing an email saying your thoughts, send these through to contact@huttcity. govt.nz The booklet with the submissions in it, provides a lot of information about the long term plan, and updates on projects that are currently taking place. It also briefly explans the Urban Growth Strategy and what is involved in this.

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By Aaron Meredith

Out of the population of 200 that were living in Wainuiomata at the time World War One started, 10 percent of those lost their lives. The stories of the 20 men that lost their lives are being shown in the Wainuiomata Mall at the moment. All the information has been provided by the Wainuiomata Historical Society, who have kindly let the Shopping Centre borrow the War Stories to display for the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC’s. The small number has allowed the museum to display the individual stories of the men, who they were and what happened to them during the Great War. The display is located in the windows next to A1 Sushi in the mall, and makes a very interesting read. The display will be in the mall for the next week or so, afterwards it will be relocated to the Wainuiomata Museum, located at Wainuiomata Primary School. This is all part of the 100 year anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli, where many New Zealand and Australian lives were lost in the battle for freedom. The display gives a locals a chance to learn about some of our own that served during this time.

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Bishop welcomes Callaghan Innovation budget boost

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Downsizing Or First Home? Whether you are looking to downsize or looking for your first home this could be the one for you. Great location, close to schools, public transport, shops and very close to the foot of Wainuiomata Hill. This 3 double bedroom home has just had a fresh coat of paint on the outside. Big lounge with a ranch slider leading onto a concrete patio. You will want to view this home before making any decisions. For Sale $219,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5292 Open Sunday 26th April 12.15 - 12.45pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Contributor to realestate.co.nz

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138 Moohan Street, Central

National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, Chris Bishop, has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister that Budget 2015 will include another $80 million over four years to encourage more private sector research and development through Callaghan Innovation, based in the Hutt. “This funding is equivalent to a 14 per cent increase in Callaghan Innovation’s R&D co-funding budget, and is in addition to the $566m committed over four years for R&D grants in Budget 2013,” he says “This new funding presents a big opportunity for companies in the Hutt Valley.” Over 3,900 people across more than 825 Lower Hutt businesses are employed full-time in the high-tech sector, and the

sector generates $473 million in GDP already. Lower Hutt has the fourth largest number of people in NZ employed in medium high-tech manufacturing. Mr Bishop says the new funding is a big boost for the concept of “Technology Valley’ where science, technology and high value manufacturing drive economic growth, new jobs and higher wages for Hutt residents Through the Business Growth Agenda, the National-led government is backing the Hutt’s science and technology focus, through programmes such as Record investments in science and innovation. Other examples also include New Tax rules to encourage research, supporting the new engineering school at WelTec and funding a new ICT Graduate School.

Budget cooking classes Kokiri Marae is running budget cooking classes for those who don’t know how to cook on a budget. This is happening on Tuesday at 10.30am at the Wainuiomata War Memorial Community Hall. This is in conjunction with the Ke Te Kai project that Kokiri runs,

where people are shown how to grow their own food. For more information about this please contact Kokiri Marae and ask for the Wainuiomata team.

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Handy location, a short distance to the mall. This 3 bedroom home has a well established garden with a large back yard for the kids to kick a ball around or for you to create a lovely outdoor living space. Provides separate living & dining with a galley style kitchen. This is a fantastic starter home!

This 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has lots to offer. Downstairs are 3 double bedrooms, modern bathroom, kitchen & living with French doors opening onto the patio. Upstairs a 2nd living area provides a good view of the Valley from the Verandah. Adjoining this is a kitchenette, bathroom & 2 double bedrooms. Other features include a flat cleared section & a double garage/workshop. Tender closes at 2pm on the 30th April 2015 at Harcourts Wainuiomata.

For Sale $220,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5281 Open Sunday 26th April 2015 from 2.30 - 3.00pm

Tender View Open

David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E Teamselig@harcourts.co.nz Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Contributor to realestate.co.nz

Closes 2.00pm on the 30th April 2015 at Harcourts Wainuiomata, 32 Queen St. www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5289 Sunday 26th April from 12.00 - 12.30pm Nicky Cooper - Team Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Wednesday April 22, 2015

SUN 1.30-2.00PM

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Homedale, 30 Hine Road

Parkway, 75 Mohaka Street

Glendale, 61 Wise Street

Central, 27 Mcgowan Road

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4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms Generous Living & Dining Double Garage & Workshop For Sale 325,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5282 Team Cooper - Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

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3 Bedrooms Lockwood Home & Aluminium Joinery Garage with Large Workshop For Sale By Negotiation over $255,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5283 Open Sun 1.30 - 2.00pm Team Cooper - Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

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3 Bedrooms Open Plan Living Garage & Workshop Tender Closes 1.00pm Thurs 30th April 2015 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5291 Open Sun 12.45 - 1.15pm Team Cooper - Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

Family Home or Home & Income • 3 Bedrooms & Generous Living • Tiled Bathroom with Spa Bath • Double Garage + Workshop Tender Closes 1.00pm, Thur 23rd April 2015 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5290 Team Cooper - Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 3072999

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Homedale, 42 Hine Road

Price Adjustment!

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3 Bedrooms Generous Living Area large Double Garage/Workshop For Sale $195,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5269 Team Cooper - Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

SUN 12.45-1.15PM

Homedale, 86 Hine Road

Arakura, 17 Stockdale Street

Homedale, 11 Hine Road

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Popular Hine Road! 2 Double Bedrooms Single Garage For Sale $175,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5280 Team Cooper - Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

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3 Double Bedrooms Large Open Plan Living Single garage + Large Workshop For Sale Enquiry Welcome From $218,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5274 Team Cooper - Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E nicky.cooper@harcourts.co.nz

The Definitive Family Home 4 Bedrooms, Ensuite, Walk-in robe, 3 Toilets, Study & Mezzanine area. Open plan living & kitchen, Heatpump, Woodburner, Gas & Alarm. Excellent garage - potential rumpus over. For Sale $445,000 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5273 Open Sun 1.30-2.00pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Arakura, 159 Wellington Road

Central, 120 Moohan Street

Central, 3 Rata Street

Central, 138 Moohan Street

Start Right Here This tidy home is very affordable , 3 Bedrooms, Heatpump & HRV. Some painting & gardening to do but expected in this price bracket. Contact Leith today. For Sale $175,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5265 Open Sun 12.45 - 1.15pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz

A Home That’s Got That Nice Feeling You could raise a family here! Nice condition too. Open Plan, 3 bedrooms, gas, modern kitchen & bathroom, plus good outdoor flow to deck & great yard for kids & pets. Garage/Rumpus. Central & Sunny. For Sale $221,000 E leith.gunn@xtra.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5230 Open Sun 3.00 - 3.30pm Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 445 8940

Downsizing Or First Home? Great location, close to schools, public transport, shops. 3 double bedroom home, big lounge with ranch slider leading to concrete patio. For Sale $219,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5292 Open Sun 12.15-12.45pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz

Centrally Located 3 bedroom home, short distance to mall. Established garden, large back yard. Separate living & dining with a galley style kitchen. This is a fantastic starter home! For Sale $220,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5281 Open Sun 2.30 - 3.00pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Price Adjustment!

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Moores Valley, 236 Moores Valley Road

Coast, 1048 Coast Road

Arakura, 112 Upper Fitzherbert Road

Karaka, 34 Karaka Street

Town & Country Living! 3 bedroom home + mezzanine study off master bedroom. Conservatory, dining room & formal lounge. 20 mins drive to Lower Hutt. 4.29hectares of land with established walking tracks. For Sale $549,000 E: teamselig@harcourts.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5236 David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 445 8944

Your Chance To Live The Dream! 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 large living areas, large modern kitchen. 6.19 Hectares with paddocks. 6 metre bore with 25,000L tank provides fresh water. Woodburner, Heatpump & DVS. Double garage. For Sale $770,000 E: teamselig@harcourts.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5286 Open Sun 11.30-12.00pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944

Great Potential Family Home Here! Home is mostly finished, 3 bedrooms, large open plan living/dining area opens out onto a big deck. Kitchen offers good space, breakfast bar & conservatory off to the side. 2.14Ha, Single lock up garage. For Sale $419,000 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5276 Open Sun 1.45 - 2.15pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944

Make Me Over! This 3 bedroom home is in need of a WHOPPER of a makeover! Located close to the Wainuiomata Hill, providing short travel time to Lower Hutt. Close to primary school, intermediate, college & public transport. For Sale $165,000 E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5294 David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 445 8944

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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AUCTION

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Homedale, 25 Hine Road

Central, 16 Main Road

Homedale, 72 Hine Road

Big Living In Hine 3 doubles & 1 single bedroom, wood polished floors. Open living & dining, wood burner. Mezzanine floor above the lounge/dining room. French doors to the decking area. Kitchen with breakfast bar & hideaway laundry. For Sale By Negotiation View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5287 Open Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944

Mortgagee Auction Don’t miss your opportunity to bid on this 505m2 section close to the centre of town come auction day! Auction to be held at Harcourts Wainuiomata office 11.00am Thursday the 30th April. E teamselig@harcourts.co.nz Auction 11.00 am, Thursday 30th April 2015 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5288 David Selig P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944

Bang For Your Buck 3 bedroom home, master with walk in robe & ensuite, open plan living with a sunken lounge, fenced back yard & 3 car garaging. Don’t delay, call Annette today! For Sale $218,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5278 Open Sun 1.30 - 2.00pm Annette Smith P 04 564 0005 M 027 5051027 E annette.smith@harcourts.co.nz

Handy Location Walking distance to swimming pool, bowling & rugby clubs & Village. 3 bedroom home, open plan, modern kitchen. A must to view, don’t miss out call Annette now! For Sale $219,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5272 Open Sun 12.45-1.15pm Annette Smith P 04 564 0005 M 027 5051027 E annette.smith@harcourts.co.nz

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Price Adjustment!

Central, 29 Mckillop Street

OPEN HOMES Sunday 26 April

Homedale, 57 Hair Street

Price Adjustment!

Great First Home Or Investment Cheap as chips & close to the village. Fantastic opportunity to get onto the property ladder as a first home or investment. 3 bedroom property needs TLC & for someone to come & put their stamp on it. A must to view. For Sale $159,000 E: annette.smith@harcourts.co.nz View www.harcourts.co.nz/WO5261 Annette Smith P 04 564 0005 M 027 5051027 Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Wednesday April 22, 2015

MINUTES WITH: Richmond Grace Head Boy Wainuiomata High School My last meal on Earth would be...

I’m inspired by...

The Breakfast buffet from the Copthorne

My Uncle Shane, because he is kind, down to earth and nice to everyone

One of my best holidays was...

What’s next on your wish list?

Anytime we go up and see family, in Gisborne or Rotorua

To go and travel with my girlfriend

My guilty TV pleasure is... Regular Show and Family Guy

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

Who would you love to have a meal with? Kobe Bryant, Elvis Presley and Daniel Carter

What would you spend your last $100 on? Split between my siblings, whatever they wanted

I am petrified of snakes

Harriers open racing season Wainuiomata Harriers opened its racing season with the Wayne Tucker Memorial Races last Saturday. These races, which are held each year in the memory of one of the clubs past members, are held at the Rimutaka Forest Park. Even though it has been a little cool and wet, racing conditions were pretty good. The event got underway, taking in the picturesque Catchpool Loop track and the challenging Nature Trail. The men ran 8km while the women ran 6km, juniors and walkers completed 4km and the younger children ran 2km. There was a close finish in the women’s 6km race with Georgina Cox just taking out Nikki Braniff-Jones by 3 seconds at the line. There was also a great sprint finish between two of our junior boys finishing in a near deadheat for 3rd and 4th place. Results included Jeff Culver winning the mens in a time of 33 minutes and 33 seconds, he beat Paul Richardson in second and Waricke Petigrew in third. Georgina Cox was victorious in the womens race with a time of 32 minutes and two seconds,

in second was Nikki Branniff-Jones and Maree Carman. The Walking race was won by Brendon McCauley who had a time of 33 minutes and 45 seconds, he beat out Karen Forsyth and Karen McNatty. The Junior women was a close race with only five seconds separating winner Natsha Goldsworthy from second place Grace Forsyth. In the Junior Girls race Rebekah Forsyth came first with a time of 12 minutes and four seconds, the other top finishers were MacKenzie Winter in second and Heidi Carman in third. In the Junior Boys Race Cameron Forsyth was first by over a minute ahead of Jesse Carman and Daniel McNatty. This Saturday is the first interclub relay. Saturday May 2 will be the next club run from our clubrooms, Richard Prouse Park at 2pm. All ages and abilities welcome. Please phone Paul on 970 7651 for more information. This year the Wainuiomata Classic run and walk will be held on June 28. For more information please keep an eye on our website, Facebook page or phone Paul on the number above.

Paddlers pop-up in Petone THUMBS UP: A competitor from last year sits on the throne at the top of the Wainuiomata hill.

King of the Hill Returns By Aaron Meredith

King of the Hill is returning to Wainuiomata at the end of next month, and organisers are expecting another great turnout. The date has been set for May 31, with the starting gun firing at 9am, the race begins at Queen Street reserve right in the middle of Wainuiomata. Last year over 300 competitors took part, including competitive runners and walkers, families with pushchairs and also people dressed up as Kings and Queens and even Spongebob Squarepants. The course has changed slightly from what it was last year, but still will go through the centre of Wainuiomata before heading up

the top of the Wainuiomata Hill and back. Last year runners went straight up Wainuiomata Road, this year they will be going up Fitzherbert Road, on to the Parkway Extension and round to the hill before heading up the 2km rise. Because the road is sealed and wide it is completely safe to do and is a great event for a family day out. There are plenty of spot prizes to be won, as well as special prizes for the best costumes, there are also cash prizes for first male and female to arrive at the finish line. People have a few options to register if they want, online at kingofthehill.co.nz, at the Wainuiomata Community Library or at the I-Site in Lower Hutt.

Keeping the 24 paddlers, coach and manager afloat is a serious business for the women of Wellington's CanSurvive dragon boat team. They need to raise over $30,000 each year to enable the team to train on Wellington harbour and compete around New Zealand. Their most successful annual fundraiser is about to open at the corner of Jackson and Britannia Streets, Petone on April 29. This annual pop-up shop opens for a week, recycling a huge variety of quality, pre-loved clothing gathering much needed funds for the team. These help to pay for the use of dragon boats, safety boat hire, equipment and travel costs. These breast cancer survivors harness their positive attitude and team spirit to organise many fundraising to meet their costs. Working shifts in the temporary store gives the women a chance to connect with the local community, and spread the word about the benefits of the sport to those affected by breast cancer. The pop-up shop has a special launch night planned for those wanting the best pre-opening bargains. Tickets can be obtained by emailing csdbt1@gmail.com. CanSurvive’s success has earned them

another haul of bronze and silver medals at local, regional national and international level this past year. Their results reflect the positive things which can be achieved when tough challenges are met in the spirit of team work which focuses on physical well-being. The team will soon be back on the water twice a week, having purchased their own safety boat and built their own ten-person boat, so they can continue to train through the winter.

CanSurvive Dragon Boat Team – doing it with attitude - training on Wellington harbour


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Wednesday April 22, 2015

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Anzac Day

We will remember them

April 25, 2015

WRIGHTS HILL FORTRESS

Gavin Shute Auto Services 2013 ltd

In Remembrance Proudly locally owned

Owner operator - Phil Wyburn

30 Waiu Street, Wainuiomata Phone 564 3441 - 027 629 5004

Lest We Forget...

K A R O R I • O P E N D AY

ANZAC WEEKEND SATURDAY & SUNDAY 25th & 26th April 10AM - 4PM

Visit the historic World War Two Wrights Hill Fortress in Karori. Self guided tours. Lots of fun for the family. Bush walks, panoramic views. From Karori Rd, turn left into Campbell St, to Wrights Hill Rd. Follow the signs. Plenty of free car parking. Bring a torch with you! Family Pass: $15 ( 2 adults+3 children under 15) Adults: $5, Children: $3 ( Sorry, no EFTPOS) Enquiries: Mike Lee (04) 476.8593 www.whfrs.org.nz The Auto Store

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Repco approved store

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We will remember them Phone: (04) 939 4204 14-16 The Strand behind Caltex Wainuiomata Wainui’s One Stop Shop!

The origins of Anzac Day go back to when the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, alongside their Australian and Commonwealth comrades, stormed the beaches of the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, 1915. 100 years later and this year, like every other, we remember those who sacrificed their lives for this country during that long and deadly campaign. Anzac Day is New Zealand and Australia’s national day of remembrance for all of those from the two nations who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. More than 100,000 New Zealand troops and nurses served their country in World War One. The population of

The Anzac Dedication By Laurence Binyon

17 Waiu Street Ph 564 8061 automaintenance@xtra.co.nz

41,317 New Zealanders were wounded during the war and 16,697 were killed. About 1,000 additional men died within five years of the war ending and more than 500 died while training for war, within New Zealand between 1914 and 1918. The New Zealand Defence Force says there are currently 468 of their personnel deployed on 11 operations and United Nations missions across twelve countries. In May this year 143 New Zealand military trainers will head to Iraq to assist in training the Iraqi army for their on-going fight against Isis.

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DAVE SMITH

Veteran’s all the best for ANZAC DAY 25 APRIL

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Friends Coming to Wainuiomata?

Remembering all the war animals that served

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

We Will Remember.

the country at the time was a little more than one million.

We will remember

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Remembering this

ANZAC DAY

Contact me campbell.barry@huttcity.govt.nz phone: 027 216 0364 WAINUIOMATA WARD HUTT CITY COUNCIL

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Wednesday April 22, 2015

Sports

HARRY MARTIN OUR ONLY MAYOR

Concussion, not a joking matter

Composed By Tony Watling 15th April 2015 For 69 Years with Irene married. His shoulders many loads have carried. Helping Councils, joined debating. With benefit to those partaking. In the sixties joined the game. As a councilor he rose to fame. In 88 our only Mayor. The answer to Wainui’s prayer.

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I think it is our responsibility as fans to make sure we understand that if someone has been knocked out on the field, we don’t expect them to harden up. Hardening up is the last thing we should expect anyone to do, a life time of mental health issues is not a price to pay for winning a game of Rugby. Coaches must understand this as well, and this is right from the top to the bottom, remember the result is not worth someone’s life. An example of what Brain Damage can do is former professional wrestler Chris Benoit, his brain was so mushed after taking so many head knocks over his career he went psycho. He killed his family and then committed suicide, we do not want another case like this. Rugby is a great game, it is fun to play, it is fun to watch, we need to find a way to make sure we are putting peoples health first, especially when it comes to the mental side of things.

Colts show improvement By Sven Johnson

Wainui faced MSP at Martin Luckie Park, after a loss the week before Wainui had learnt a lot. Wainui went into the game against MSP with a bit of hope. Unfortunately Wainui didnt bank on a whistle happy ref. MSP opened the scoring with a well worked try, only for wainui to get back into a game with a good try themselves, with the ball being worked down the left hand sideline for Anaru Waihape to open the scoring for Wainui. MSP scored another try late in the half, with both teams competing well against each other. Wainui had other scoring plays which wouldve been converted into points had it not been for the ref

blowing them off the field. MSP went in the half time break 5 - 12 a head. The scores where locked like that for much of the second half until MSP broke free to score their 3rd try of the game and continued to get 4 tries for the game. Wainui scored a late try to hooker Jordan Leuluai who had a strong game after coming off the bench. Wainui eventually went down 12 - 27. With Old timers day coming up this ANZAC day Wainui will be hoping for a huge turn out in support to get their season kick started in to life. With injuries slowly starting to recover Wainui are looking forward to a home game this weekend against Petone at 1pm. The game is at Mary Crowther Park.

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One Issue that has come up in the World of sport lately is the issue of Concussion. This is a bigger issue than everyone is making it out to be, it is not about winning a game of sport, it is about a person’s health. Chiefs Prop Ben Afeaki recently retired due to him not recovering from concussion, I believe this was a smart move. We all have had head knocks in our life, that is part of growing up, yes, but what we never take into consideration is what damage it is doing inside your head. That feeling of being confused, that headache that won’t go away, dizziness, constantly being tired, what do you guys think is causing that? What we all need to address is there is a notion from fans and coaches alike that Rugby players, League Players, or any other sports person should just work through this. That is wrong, no one should ever put the health of someone behind a result on the field.

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ANZAC DAY SERVICES - 25 APRIL 2015

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STOKES VALLEY SERVICE

LOWER HUTT SERVICE 5.45am

Parade assembles on Laings Road

10.45am

Parade assembles at Scott Court

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Dawn service held at the Cenotaph, Riddiford Gardens, Anzac Lawn

11.00am

Service held at Stokes Valley RSA, Hawthorn Crescent

EASTBOURNE SERVICE The centenary of Anzac Day will be marked in 2015. It is part of events from 2014-2019 that commemorate New Zealand’s participation in the First World War. For more information visit huttcity.govt.nz/anzac

TAITA SERVICES

9.40am

Parade assembles at Ballinger Park, Oroua Street

10.00am

Service held at the Memorial Gates, Muritai Road

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Parade assembles at Taita Library

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Service held at Taita RSA, Tocker Street

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Taita/Naenae Service at Taita Cemetery

WAINUIOMATA SERVICES

PETONE SERVICE 7.00am

Flag ceremony, Anzac Memorial Flagstaff, Petone Railway Station

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Parade assembles, Bracken Street

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Service held at the Garden of Remembrance, Memorial Park

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Dawn service held at The Wainuiomata War Memorial, Queen Street

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CIVIC SERVICE | 9.45am Civic Service held at the Cenotaph, Anzac Lawn, Riddiford Gardens Refreshments for the Civic Service will be held at the Hutt City Church, 22 Marsden Street, Lower Hutt. If wet, the service will also be at Hutt City Church. Listen to Newstalk ZB on 89.3FM or 1035AM or Hutt Radio on 106.1 for venue change.


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Footballers have successful weekend By Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata Football Club had reason to celebrate this weekend, with the top team destroying Upper Hutt City over the Weekend. The game was played at Richard Prouse Park, and the home fans had plenty to cheer about with the team winning 14-0. The result puts them in second on the table on seven points after three games. In Capital Four the result was not so positive, with the team going down to Brooklyn Northern United 4-0 at Wakefield Park. The team are sitting in eighth place on the ladder with three points after three games. The Womens side held on to defeat Naenae 2-1 at Richard Prouse Park, leaving them in second place with four points after two games. In other games Wainuiomata Halfbaked lost to Wellington Olympic 5-0, and the Roundballs lost to Porirua City 2-0. Next week the Capital two team is playing Island Bay United at 2.30pm, the game is at Richard Prouse Park The Capital four team is at home against Kapiti Coast United at 1pm at Richard Prouse Park, The Women are also playing Kapiti Coast United at Richard Prouse Park on Sunday at 1.00pm

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Junior Golfers shine By Aaron Meredith

Junior Golfers from around the region competed at a tournament at the Wainuiomata Golf Club on Thursday, and the weather helped make it a complete success. They competed in the Bill Purcell tournament which is an annual tournament the club has been running since about 1995. The competitors were aged between eight and eighteen, and all had handicaps of between three and 39. Winners on the day included Ryan Fahey, who won the Prew Trophy for best Stableford score by a Wainuiomata player. Ryan has been playing golf for about five or six years, and has a handicap of 3.1. “My Dad and family got me into playing golf,” he says. Riley King won the best overall, winning the Bill Purcell Trophy. Committee member Shirley Hay says the tournament was a great success, and it is great to see so many take part. Shirley is one of the many club members that live in Lower Hutt but choses to play in Wainuiomata. “It is such a lovely course, it is peaceful and it is great to come over and play here,” she says. Shirley says that she enjoys watching the junior tournament as the junior SWINGING IN THE SUN: Darae Chung, Zhuoyi Hu and Mia Scrimgeour at golfers are really talented. the Wainuiomata Golf Clubs tournament.

A win and a loss for Ulalei By Aaron Meredith

The Ulalei Netball Club had a win and a loss over the weekend, The Premiers defeating the Upper Hutt Rams by 65-52, and the Premier 2 team going down 27-37 to St Orans. Coach Ressa Lealofi says that she was pleased with how the team continued their form from the week prior. “T he defence was a ma zing, Nicol Du Toit in particular, The opposition struggled to get the ball to their shooter because Nicol

would contest almost everything that came her way,” she says. “Our mid-courters executed what we learnt in training and gave the shooters plenty of options.” She also gave a shout out to Irma Anae, who stepped up well from the week prior. “Our shooters, Emma Wyma and Sina Tamaalii as always are a beast in that shooting circle. As a team, we improved immensely on bringing the ball down the court and on our fitness." Unfortunately the win came at a cost, with a season ending injury

to goal shoot Tamaalii, putting a damper on the result. The Premier two team played well in patches but Coach Toli Sagaga says that inexperience was what let them down. “This young team will learn from this experience as the players develop their skills and settle into their combinations,” she says. "This is a young developing team that is showing a lot of potential." There are no games next week due to Anzac Day taking place on Saturday, both teams return to action the following week however.

VICTORIOUS: The Ulalei Premier 1 team after their victory on the weekend.

League Premiers Comfortable winners By Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata Rugby League Premiers ran away comfortable winners over the weekend in their second game of the year. After suffering a heartbreaking 22-20 loss to Randwick in week one, the Premiers turned it around defeating the University Hunters 36-24 at Kelburn Park. The result lifts the Premiers up to fourth on the table after the second game of the season. The Premier Reserves had an exciting 32-32 draw against the same opposition in the curtain raiser to the Premiers game. This result means the team is sitting in third on the table after the second game, with three points. In the senior first completion, there were mixed results for the two Wainuiomata teams in the grade. The Fitzroy Lions defeated the Randwick Kingfishers by 30-20 at Wise Park.

The Indigenous Lions however had a loss, going down 22-34 to a tough Porirua City Pheonix side at Wise Park. The results mean the Fitzroy Lions are in third and the Indigenous Lions are in sixth, although it was only the first game of the year. The Wainuiomata Womens Lions had a bye in the first round of their season. Next Week the Premiers are at home for the first time this year against the Petone Panthers at 2.30pm. The Premier Reserves are playing the Trentham Titans at pm also at Wise Park. Both senior 1st teams are playing at Wise Park this weekend, The Fitzroy Lions are first up at 1pm against the Kapiti Coast Bears. This is followed by the Indigenous Lions playing the University Hunters at 2.30pm. All games are on Saturday except the Women who are playing on Sunday against the Titahi Bay Marlins, at Wise Park beginning at 1pm.


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By Aaron Meredith

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The Wainuiomata Rugby Club had a disappointing weekend in the latest round of club rugby, with only one team claiming victory. That team was the 80/80s’s who defeated Paremata Plimmerton 20-18 at William Jones Park, the only team to play at home this last week. The Premiers went down 22-16 to Marist st Pats at Evans Bay Park, while the Premier Reserves went down to the same club 2924 at Martin Luckie Park. The women also had a disappointing 60-0 loss to last year’s champions Oriental Rongotai at Polo Grounds. Poor discipline cost the premiers who trailed for most of the game, being behind 12-10 at half time before the home team took off early in the second half to lead 22-10. Two penalties were enough to get Wainuiomata a bonus point on the table, which could be vital at the end of the Swindale Shield. This leaves them in sixth place on the table, with 14 points after five games

Along with the action on the field, the Wainuiomata Rugby League Club will be having plenty of action off it as well. This week sees the club having its Open Day, and there is plenty of activities for you to enjoy. There will be a lolly Scramble for the Kids, and the BBQ will be cranking all day as well. There will be a Social Night at the Club afterwards as well, with entertainment provided by DJ Swift.

XTERRA Wainuiomata Wainuiomata has plenty of Bush Trail around the valley, and coming up is the chance to explore around some of them at night. On May 10 and 23 XTERRA Wainuiomata will be taking place at Rimutaka Forest Park and Waiu Park, giving competitors a chance to have a brand new experience not far from home. The Wainuiomata events are just out of four that XTERRA Wellington are running this year, the others are at Makara. For more information visit the XTERRA Website www.xterrawellington.co.nz.

BREAKING THE LINE: Wainuiomata Centre Teru Time breaks the Marist st Pats defence on Saturday.

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played. The Premier Reserves bonus point was enough to keep them in fifth place on a congested Harper Lock Shield Table. Next week is Old Timers day at the club, with both top teams playing against

The Wainuiomata Hockey Club had another big win over the weekend. They defeated Karori 10-1 over the weekend to progress into the final of their grade. The game will be against Upper Hutt at Maidstone Park. Wainuiomata has already defeated Upper Hutt this year so will be hopeful to win again and be promoted to the top grade.

Petone at William Jones Park. The Women are away at Avalon on Friday Night, looking to rebound after the disappointing loss over the weekend which left them in sixth place after two rounds. The club is very happy

with the result the 80/80’s had over the weekend, and is impressed with the competitiveness in the competition. Player Coach Jaime Walker is setting high standards for the team which seem to be paying off.

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