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Katie Fifield, Lucy Aplin and Reon Williams have fun creating their Rangoli.

Students at Konini Primary School got the chance to celebrate Diwali and learn more about the Indian culture last week. On Thursday afternoon the students created Rangoli designs and learnt about Indian traditions. Teacher Shalini Gounder says that the students have all enjoyed learning about Diwali, and she is glad the school decided to share her culture with the students. “The students seem to be having a good time, it is good to see, the children’s designs are excellent.” Rangoli is a folk art in India in which patterns are created

on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand or flour petals. It is usually made during Diwali and other Indian festivals. Rangoli are meant to be sacred welcoming areas for Hindu deities from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive. The students at Konini were using colured rice, and all designed their works in class. Both the students and teachers were dressed in traditional Indian outfits as well. “I hope we can do this every year, it has been fun teaching all the students,” says Shalini.

Pools open for the season Continued from page 1 Despite the sunshine, the spa pool was full all day long. Cherie White, who visited the pools last Saturday, says she remembers coming down to the pools as a child. She says she still loves visiting the pools just as much now. “It is such a great facility, I love seeing it full of children and families, just like when I was a child. “It is the valleys best asset, it is safe and it is dirt cheap to get in as well.” The pools are open seven days a week, except on public holidays.  For more information head to www.huttcity.


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School celebrates academic achievements Last Thursday, Wainuiomata High School celebrated the successes of their students at it’s Senior Prizegiving. A large crowd of friends and family celebrated with the school as Rose Coote was named as School Dux for 2015. Along with being named dux, Rose also won awards for physics, English, classics and science. Proxime Accesit was awarded to Luke Carman. Also announced were next year’s head students. Michael Martin was announced as head boy, Ariana Randall will be head girl with Nimish Gounder and Ashlee Metcalfe as deputies. The top year 12 student for the year was awarded to Harrison Leach, with Ashlee Metcalfe coming in second.

Guest speakers for the evening were local MP’s Trevor Mallard and Chris Bishop, who spoke of how much Wainuiomata High School students impress them and how the entire community should be proud of the school’s success. Principal Martin Isberg spoke about how the schools culture has changed in the last three to four years, and how the results are showing this. “At the school we used to want the students to have a good lunch time, join extracurricular activities, meet lots of friends and then work hard and pass NCEA. “We have turned things around, now we have prioritised students passing and getting a good education, we still want them to enjoy their time here, but we have prioritised getting a good education first.”

Bike Fix Up Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt City Council are combining forces to support a bike fix up event at Wainuiomata Primary School. On Thursday evening between 4.30pm and 6.30pm, bring your bike to the primary school for a free tune up. There will also be games and a sausage sizzle, with funds going towards a new bike track in the school grounds.

Hub open day this weekend The Wainuiomata Community Hub Open Day will take place this Saturday. Events will be taking place all throughout the day inside the Library, Community Centre and the Community Hall. There will be stalls inside the War Memorial Community Hall, showcasing some of the services Wainuiomata has to offer. This is happening between 10am and 2pm.

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Wainuiomata High School’s year 11 students got the chance to celebrate their achievements last Thursday at the year 11

prizegiving. The top year 11 student was Pearl Philavong, who also won the top award for science and English. During the ceremony, student

Joseph Tunupopo spoke about his experiences throughout the year, and how the year went too fast for him and his year level. The speech impressed school principal Martin Isberg so much

Pearl Philavong was named top Year 11 student for 2015, she won so many trophies her classmates decided to give her a hand carrying them.

that he asked Joseph to speak at the senior awards later in the night. Joseph was also named runner up in year 11 and he also claimed the ‘Aspire, Inspire’ cup, displaying values that reflect the school motto. Other award winners included Georgia Taiapa who won the Te Tohu Tanerore, Maori Performing Arts award, an award that is usually reserved for senior students. John Martin was announced as the top year 11 Japanese student, Ma’aririe Puketapu was named top year 11 in Maori and Lily Mason was named top social sciences in the year. During the ceremony students were wished well for their exams, with Martin saying the year has done well so far.

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Local man behind Movember

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The Hutt City Musical Theatre is bringing a show to the Hutt Valley featuring the music of Elvis Presley. 10 dates spreading from November 12 until November 28 have been set for the musical comedy. The show is about Chad who arrives in a small town where loud music is banned, and follows his attempts to change this.  For further information contact society president Tony Lucie-Smith 021 392 911

Arakura says thanks Two weeks ago the Wainuiomata News reported that Lynette Stewart was in a photo with Bonnie MacBeth when it was Cherrie Tinetti. Cherie did a lot of hard work in the process of planning for the jubilee and the school would like to thank her for this.

Josh Briggs is once again taking part in Movember.

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Local man Josh Briggs is getting behind Movember for his fourth consecutive year, and has big goals this time around. Movember raises awareness around men’s health, encouraging men around the world to get themselves checked for any health issues. “I want everyone to match the $20 that I donated first, I know it is a large amount of money, but it does make it a large contribution,” Josh says. The aim this time is to raise around $200, but he also wants people to have the conversation about men’s health. This year Movember organisers are concentrating on four different aspects around men’s health, covering prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and also raising awareness around inactivity.

The physical activity portion has given Josh the inspiration to compete in the Motatapu race in Queenstown next March. “There are various aspects to the race but I will be doing the 15km run. “Movember has just given me the chance to get started in the training aspect.” Over the years it has become a common sight to see many moustaches around at this time of year, some being quite unique designs. This year Josh is going for a simple handlebar design, after consulting friends via Facebook. “There was also a suggestion to dye my mo blue, this may happen, I am not too sure yet,” Josh says. If you want to get behind Josh, head to joshbriggs.

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The Wainuiomata Valley RSA is inviting the community to come and remember those who have fallen in World War One. The Parade takes place at the Cenotaph on Queen Street at 11am today. You are invited to wear family medals. The day commemorates the end of World War One, where the war ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

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Making something creative out of something discarded, old, or unusual is the theme of this year’s Lower Hutt Christmas tree exhibition, ‘Re-Tree’. Cyndi Christensen, CBD development manager says, “It’s all about creating something from the things we find around us, and it’s a way of showing you can be creative using non-traditional items to make something beautiful.” “Take a fresh look at objects around you – with some new thinking you could make them

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McDonald’s owners and staff get behind Te Omanga Te Omanga’s Community Nursing team f leet has three new vehicles thanks to major sponsor McDonald’s franchisees Chris and Liz Boon. Chris and Liz Boon proud owners of Wainuiomata, Petone, Upper Hutt and Silverstream McDonald’s approached Te Omanga Hospice and said they wanted to support their local hospice in some manner. The two parties had an open discussion regarding various immediate issues where assistance would be most needed. It was at this time Te Omanga mentioned the nursing team cars and the need for them to be replaced.

There was no hesitation from Chris and Liz who shortly after made a donation of $38,500 specifically dedicated to the replacement of these vehicles. Te Omanga chief executive Biddy Harford says the team couldn’t believe it when they heard the good news. “We immediately thought of the three replacement vehicles we knew we had to find funding for in the not too distant future. “We contacted our business partners at King Toyota and soon we had a very thorough proposal in front of us. “Chris and Liz’s generous support meant that the cars were here so quickly

we could get them out on the road immediately,” says Biddy. Chris Boon says over the last four years he and Liz have established a specific fund which is dedicated to both Te Omanga Hospice and Ronald McDonald House charities. “Weekly contributions through the restaurants together with our amazing managers and crew, who donate voluntarily through their wages, and alongside numerous raffles and fun days in the stores, allow us to support our charities in such a manner. “It gives us both an incredible amount of satisfaction knowing we have been

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Question: Do you think Richie McCaw should be knighted? Why?

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Yes, he has won everything.

Yes, because he is the captain of the All Blacks.

Mykool Osbourne Wainuiomata No because I don’t like him.

Dog Bylaw recommendations to be presented at Council In December, Hutt City Council will consider a range of recommendations presented by the Policy and Regulatory subcommittee on the Dog Control Bylaw. The subcommittee will recommend dogs be allowed in Jackson Street, Petone, on-

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proposed new dog exercise area on Oakleigh Street Reserve will not proceed. Council will explore other options in the city. O t h e r r e c o m m e n d a t io n s include adding a new exercise area in Days Bay, with a review in one year, and a

seasonal ban along some areas of Eastbourne beaches during the breeding season of the banded dotterel bird. Close to 250 submissions were received during consultation, with around 50 of those verbally presented to the Sub-

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Youth Inspire continues to help young locals By Aaron Meredith

Once again Youth Inspire is helping a young local get a step closer to gaining meaningful employment. The group helped arrange a forklifting course for 16-year-old Tyrone Taka, helping him gain a valuable skill necessary for future work. Tyrone who is currently in his second year of Mechanical Engineering at WelTec Petone, was offered an opportunity to gain his Forklift Operator Certificate from local company Central Group Forklifts and Trucks. After completing the training sessions Tyrone passed both practical and theory tests with flying colours.

Paul Scoble, Registered Trainer and Assessor, Central Group Forklifts and Trucks says he was surprised how young Tyrone was. “He would have been one of the youngest that we have had who passed his Forklift Operator Certificate. He’s got a good attitude, he’s a thinker and when he puts his mind to it he can easily do it.” Youth Inspire Partnership and Programme Coordinator Alison Black, says she is happy how things have worked out for Tyrone. “When I approached Central Group to see if they could put Tyrone through his Forklift Operator Certificate Paul immediately grabbed the opportunity to

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Thursday November 11, 2015


Representing Arakura nationally By Sarah Yee

Three students from Arakura School are off to Nelson to represent Wellington in Touch Rugby this Friday. They were chosen from many children at a number of trials run at Fraser Park a few months ago. Emma Gray, Regan Gray and Byron Taumata have been playing touch together for three years when the teachers at Arakura decided to enter just one small team into the Total Touch module run at Hutt Park every Friday afternoon. Three years down the road they are now coping with five teams. With the help of two dedicated parents, Sarah Yee and Kristal Warbrick, the children are able to train three to four hours a week making them confident players, knowing and loving the game. "Our biggest achievements are when we

Mixed results for Wainuiomata in Softball By Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata Softball Club had some mixed results over the weekend with teams achieving two wins and two losses. The Wainuiomata Presidents were on the winning side of the ledger, defeating the Hutt Valley Steelers by 8-1. The win gives them their third victory of the season and keeps them in touch with the top sides. The other win in the club was in the Major B womens grade where Wainuiomata defeated Hutt City United by default. Also in the same grade, the Wainuiomata Rare Breeds went down to Totara Park 12-8, in a close encounter. That was the Rare Breeds first loss of the season. In Capital Softball premier three, Wainuiomata went down 10-2 to Kapiti. There were some great results in the junior grades, the Under 15’s defeated Stokes Valley Girls by 15-0, while the Under 13’s destroyed the Hutt Valley Dodgers by 37-6. Under 11 Green had a bye, while Under 11 Black went down 17-1 to the Dodgers. There were wins for two of the three teams in the Under 9 grade. The Cubs defeated Totara Park Blue 20-11, the Bears defeated Te Aroha Kotare 23-15 and the Lions went down 23-22 to the Dodgers.

see how far some of the kids have come. Our initial goal was to get the kids up to speed with everyone else, just so they weren't getting steam rolled every week. Our school now holds four first place titles and a number of second and third placing’s also. We are extremely proud of how far we've come seeing our successes in students also carry on to our now Wainuiomata Intermediate students who recently won their interschool tournament" Arakura have a total of six students this year representing Touch at Representative level just two short of their eight last year. "Its only going to get better for our kids. They will go on to big and bright futures. There’s a good handful of potential New Zealand reps amongst these children, we are just setting them up with the tools that will help them with that journey."

Busy weekend for Bowls By Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata Bowls sides had some mixed results in the latest two rounds of interclub bowls over the weekend. In the morning there were wins for the Premier Reserve Section One men’s side, defeating Island Bay 21-0 and the Premier Reserve Section Two women defeating Miramar by 15-7. Both men’s eights sides had losses, the Division Two side lost to Whitby 15-7, while the Division Three side went down to Plimmerton 18-4.

The womens quad side also lost, going down heavily to Tawa 16-0. The men’s Premier Reserve Section Two side had a bye in the morning. The afternoon produced as many mixed results as the morning. The men’s Premier Reserve Section Two side destroyed Wilton 23-0, The Division Two Eights side won against Miramar 15-8 and the womens Premier Reserve side had a second win on the day, defeating Plimmerton 15-7. The Mens Premier Reserve Section One side had a bye in the afternoon.

Cricket Results The Wainuiomata First Grade side had another win over the weekend, defeating Northern Park by two wickets. Next week the side is playing the Sri Lankan Cricket Club in the first day of the opening two day match of the season. The game is at Bryan Heath Park and begins at 12pm, the second day will take place the following Saturday at the same time.

Storm Camp hits Wainuiomata Wise Park was host to NRL club the Melbourne Storm last week, as the club held its annual camp in the region. Every year the club heads over to Wellington looking to discover the next rugby league superstar. Teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 attended the camp, which also serves as a trial for the Wellington Orcas rep teams for next year.

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Thursday November 11, 2015

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