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The second annual Wainuiomata Community Hub was as successful as the first, with hundreds of the community showing up last weekend to check out the action. The open day is a chance for everyone in the area of the community centre and library to show off what resources they have to the community and also raise some much needed funds on top of that. Continued on page 2 Terris Toko and Devon Pasene entertain the crowds

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Christmas Spectacular Wainuiomata will be getting right in the spirit of Christmas this year with two events planned for Saturday November 28.

The first will be the annual Christmas Parade which kicks off at 10am on Burden Ave and will finish on The Strand.

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Continued from page 2 Many other community groups also took the opportunity to raise some money, including the Community Patrol, Operational Support from the Wainuiomata Fire Brigade and WaiPesi. One visitor to the day, Paul Howieson, says that the day was a great chance to meet S P O U T I N G E V E R Y D AY people and groups that could help out the community. “I met the local cop for the first time today, it was great to see her along with the other groups here, we have a lot here in Wainuiomata,” he says. “Also the children singing S P O U T I N G E V E R Y D AY outside the community centre are extremely talented, they are great.”

The children from Tihei Rangitahi performed for long periods of the day, showing off what they had learnt at the programme they attend most days of the week. In the library there were demonstrations of a 3D printer, a group continued writing their novels they had started for Nanowrimo which S U P E R I O R S P O U T I N G E V E R Y D AY SUPERIOR SPOUTING is taking place this month. Inside the community hall, there was a stall expo, many community groups filled the hall including Toastmasters and the Wainiuomata Historical Society along with both Victoria and Massey Universities. S U P E R I O R S P O U T I N G E V E R Y D AY SUPERIOR SPOUTING The plan is to keep the event going every year. The Henare Family sign a petition against smoking in cars.

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Ms Workman says the parade is looking really exciting with a number of additions this year “We have locked in some new floats and will have appearances from some well known characters.” There will be a number of trophies up for grabs again this year for people who enter a float in the parade says Ms Workman. This year’s parade will start on Burden Ave, travel up Main Road, across Fitzherbert Road and finish on The Strand. Sunday 29th November is the postponement date for both events.  Like ‘Wainuiomata Christmas Parade’ on Facebook for updates.

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The second will be ‘Christmas in the Nui’ which will kick off at the completion of the parade, 11am, at Hugh Sinclair Park on The Strand. Two of the event organisers, Rima Workman and Campbell Barry, say that the event will be a fun filled day for the whole community. “We are really excited to take things to the next level this year with having Christmas in the Nui after the parade” says Mr Barry. There will be entertainment, food trucks, bouncy castles, face painting, market stalls, Nick Tansley’s pop up Carols and much more. The day will go from 11am to 4pm.

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inbrief news Twilight Christmas Parade On Friday November 27 at 7pm the Petone Twilight Chirstmas Parade is taking place along Jackson St. There will be at least 50 floats along with the man everyone wants to see at this time of year Santa. The Petone Parade is the first in the Wellington Region and takes place the night before the Wainuiomata Parade.  For more information visit the eventfinda website.

By Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata Community Patrol received a massive bonus last week when Harcourts Wainuiomata funded a new defibrillator. The defibrillator aids the patrol in giving CPR when they need to and is a massive part of the services that the patrol provides. Earlier in the year, the patrol had approached Harcourts for sponsorship in exchange for advertising space on the car, but Harcourts Manager Lisa Black says the team at the office wanted to take it a step further. “We have supported the Patrol (over the last couple of months) through the application process for a grant through the "Harcourts Foundation" for a CPR defibrillator for use in the patrol car for emergencies” Lisa says. The Harcourts Foundation was launched in August 2008 and is a ‘100% charity’ organi-

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The team form Harcourts Wainuiomata have donated money from the Harcourts foundation to the Wainuiomata Community Patrol for a new defibrillator.

sation. The Harcourts Wainuiomata office along with individual sales consultants donate to the charity off the top of their commission earned. “We then get the pleasure of being able to provide financial grants to programmes and

organisations which benefit people in the local Wainuiomata community directly. “Our team is pleased to be able to give $2,990 to the Community Patrol for the CPR defibrillator and although we hope they never have to use it, we're proud to know that our

contribution could one day be the difference between life and death for someone in our community,” says Lisa. The Patrol were very thankful for the aid in getting the defibrillator and hope that they never have to use it, but know it is there if they need to.

Not a job agency, more of a support agency By Aaron Meredith

Youth Inspire has gone from strength to strength throughout the year, but this is only the beginning. Youth Inspire was set up to give young people in Wainuiomata a hand in finding work or meaningful education when they are struggling. Manager Bronson Wharehinga says the group is doing so much more than helping youth find jobs. “The jobs are just part of the goal, we are helping the

youth get structure around their lives on top of that,” Bronson says. “We have many examples of youth that have come in, and changed their entire personality working with us.” Even when the team has placed someone into a job, the support Youth Inspire provides has not ended, with the team checking in constantly. “It could not be working out for any number of reasons, so we keep it touch so we can help out where we need,” says Bronson.

To succe e d even more Bronson says Youth Inspire needs the community to get in behind the scheme, not just businesses but everyone. “We need volunteers, whether it is someone that can come and help drive our youth out to interviews, someone with knowledge in business that can help out mentoring, anything really.” Youth Inspire takes the youth to job interviews as most cannot afford to get public transport to the sites, or do not have a car.

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When this happens, there is one person that is away from the already small three person team, which makes it hard to keep things running back in the office. The team is also keeping an eye out for someone who can help teach the youth how to drive, so they can get their licenses and be a step ahead of others. If you are interested in helping out Youth Inspire, head into the office which is situated in the Wainuiomata Library building.

On Saturday November 28 WaiPesi are holding a celebration for all the work they have done throughout the year. This will be held between 10am and 2pm at the Wainuiomata War Memorial Community Hall on Queen St. There will be Pacific food, artwork and music all throughout the day.  For more information please email

Creative Clay Exhibition The Hutt Art Society will be hosting a creative clay exhibition at Odlins Art Gallery. The exhibition runs between November 25 and December 26, 10am to 4pm each day. There will be pottery and sculptures for sale and entry to the exhibition is free.  For more information please contact Jill Penrose 5673703

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inbrief news Climate change rally On Sunday November 29 between 2pm and 4pm a rally will be held to try and ensure 100 percent clean energy in the Hutt City. This will take place at Dowse Square and includes a wide range of speakers as well as plenty of entertainment. This event is one of over 1000 planned worldwide to coincide with the UN convention on climate change.  For more information please check the Eventfinda page.

Are you putting up Christmas lights this year? If you are planning to put Christmas lights up this year, we want to know. It doesn’t matter if you are planning a small or large amount, let us know so we can let the community know where all the lights are this year.  Please email your address, and when you are starting to aaron@wsn. and we will publish them in the first issue of December.

Mall gets festive

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Every Friday from now until Christmas the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre will be hosting market days. These will include many local stall holders, selling goods that will be perfect early Christmas presents. If you would like a stall, please contact centre management.

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Wainuiomata High School students showed off their house pride last week in the final house competition. Competitions run throughout the year between the four houses at the high school. Tuwhare, Apiata, Rutherford and Ngata.

The final competition was a mural painting contest and decided the house shield for 2015. The competition was organised by teacher Dan Wallwork who said the groups of students had to create a mural that represented house spirit, the school values and make a visual impact.

“Each house interpreted this brief slightly differently, and the results were stunning. “Overall we have been impressed by the students efforts, and those of the staff that mentored them through the process.” This year Tuwhare won the contest, handing them the

house shield. They accumulated the most points over the year in the various contests including athletics day at the start of the year. The murals will be displayed at the school next year taking a permanent spot on the side of the school gym.

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Wainuiomata High School students and competition judges with the house murals.

A call from the public has been heard by Hutt City Council to place a mobility park in the hub car park. The car park, which is situated behind the community

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The request is supported by Hub Manager Annie Reilly, who asked for the loading zone to be placed as well. The parks will be completed within the next year and will be funded through council’s signs and markings budget.


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Painted Love Sophie Gardiner, a Wainuiomata based artist brings “Painted Love”, a new exhibition of works to the Thistle Hall Gallery at the end of this month. Sophie has enjoyed exhibiting around the Lower Hutt and Wellington area for the last few years, and says she always likes to bring something unexpected to the viewer. “My work is largely based upon animal, social and environmental issues. Those topics lend themselves to being dark and possibly upsetting, so I try to express the message in an unexpected rich vibrant way. “I use many unconventional materials (including makeup and beauty products) and of course lots and lots of paint. There's also a nod towards urban street art and even the use of mythical figures which have been placed in modern social environments. “The eclectic exhibition's title sums it up, there's a lot of love and a heap of paint to give the viewer plenty to think about and explore”.

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 Sophie's “Painted Love” exhibition opens at the Thistle Hall Gallery, Cuba Street, Wellington at 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm on Monday the 23rd November. It runs from Tuesday 24th - 29th 9am – 5 pm each day, and opening late until 8pm on Friday the 27th November.

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From zombies to dragons and everything in between, nothing is too difficult for up and coming special effects makeup artist Nina Kaiwai. Nina is a self-taught artist who started in June 2014, she was given some basic tools to see if she was good at the art, she has since progressed so far she won the Creativity in Media Studies award at Wainuiomata High School. “I got into the area through watching a bunch of YouTube videos and doing research about SFX,” she says.

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“I love the idea of becoming characters or making other people in characters from media. That's how I knew I wanted to try special effects.” Nina’s inspiration comes from watching video’s on YouTube and from actual wounds themselves, she has also taken a couple of courses run by Nicole Heydenrijk, a body effects makeup artist. “My mum has supported my passion and helped me collect more and more supplies over time and Nicole Heydenrijk has helped me learn about Foam Latex and movie quality SFX.” Nina’s ultimate goal is to work

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Q: Do you think Wainuiomata needs more community events? Why?

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Bike to show support for White Ribbon By Nikki Papatsoumas

Men are encouraged to jump on their mountain bikes and show their support for White Ribbon Day this year. The White Ribbon Mountain Bike Relay will take place this weekend at the Hataitai Velo-

drome and Mt Victoria trails. White Ribbon Day falls on November 25 and is the official day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence in any form towards women and children. This weekend’s event is organised to show support for White

Ribbon Day and encourages men to show they do not condone family violence. It is a fun way to support a serious issue. Janet Bagshaw, Coordinator of the TeRito Wellington Family Violence Network said this was the third year they had run the three hour long mountain bike

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relay. Te Rito is a network of 32 agencies which work with family violence on a daily basis. “The riders and teams see how many circuits they can achieve in three hours. The start is at the Velodrome and goes up around the Mt Victoria trail.” Janet said the record was an impressive 17 circuits in three hours. “It has grown in interest each year. Last year it turned into more of a family event where people brought along their family and hung out in the Velodrome. Janet said the day was also great for families, with Pedal Ready on the velodrome to give tuition to children as well as a bouncy castle for their enjoyment. There will be lots of prizes and spot prizes given out on the day, one of them for the ‘best dressed’ rider. Constable Joeline Arundel from the Family Violence Team at New Zealand Police said this year teams from the Police, Ministry for Primary Industries, the


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Woburn Home resident Julie Manihera with Boots the cat.

Feathered friends wanted Residents of Enliven’s Woburn Home are looking for feathered friends to join their home. The inclusion of pets is a unique and welcomed aspect of the Lower Hutt home which already has two resident cats, fish, and dogs which visit regularly. Woburn Home clinical coordinator Ruth Portland says animals are beneficial to home for many reasons, including providing residents with companions that they can care for, cuddle and nurture. “We have animal interaction whenever we can because we believe it truly makes a difference to the lives of our elders,” says Ruth. “Having contact with plants, animals and children is one of the principles of our philosophy of care, the Eden Alternative.” Ruth says staff see the effects animals have at the home daily, including giving residents more companionship, purpose and meaningful activity, and cheering up residents that aren’t feeling well. “We’ve found that our cats are rather attuned to how residents are feeling, especially if someone needs extra affection,” Ruth explains. “If a resident is sick the cats will often sit with them. It’s a lovely form of comfort for

the residents.” Woburn Home recreation officer Samantha Murdoch says residents recently said they would like the home to get birds. “We want to get a few birds for the home because we have residents who have had birds in the past and they would like to have birds at home again,” Samantha explains. Woburn Home resident Julie Manihera, who has lived at Woburn Home since July this year, says she has put her hand up to help look after the home’s new birds when they arrive. “I love animals, and it’s really good that they like them here, too.” Woburn Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home, hospital, and dementia care as well as respite, health recovery and a popular day guest programme.  Wainuiomata residents interested in donating a cage, birds or supplies can contact Enliven by calling 0508 TO HELP or calling the home directly on 04 569 6400. For more information about Woburn Home and Enliven’s other services visit www.

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Driver behaviour under the spotlight at roundabouts From 16 - 29 November, roundabouts in Lower Hutt will be patrolled by police in an effort to promote compliance around give way rules and correct signaling at roundabouts. Drivers who fail to give way or signal correctly will be stopped, and may be issued with a warning or an infringement notice. Those who are unsure about road rules at roundabouts and need a refresher will be given information that includes how to indicate correctly. Wellington District Road Policing Manager Inspector Mike Wright, says, “Intersections and roundabout vehicle crashes remain a significant factor in

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Representing Wellington Four Wainuiomata residents have been selected for the extended Wellington Pride Sevens squad for this summer’s tournament. Jackie Patea, Soraya UmagaJensen, Chanelle Kohika-Skipper and Sieni Mose have all been selected in the squad. The squad will play qualifying and warm up tournaments in the next couple of months to build up for the national sevens in Rotorua which takes place in early January. The first tournament will be the Piri Weepu sevens in Wainuiomata in two weeks.

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This home has a lot to offer your growing family. At the end of a cul-de-sac & a stone’s throw from the bottom of the Wainuiomata Hill. 3 double bedrooms, 2 living, study, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/ dining with good entertaining area out the back. Tender closes 1pm Thursday 10 December Open Sunday 1.30pm-2.00pm View Team Selig - David P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E Channel Realty Ltd

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Open Day a success The Wainuiomata Community Patrol fundraising again.

Campbell Barry and Rima Workman letting people know about ‘Christmas in the Nui’ day.

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Wednesday November 18, 2015

Hutt City Youth Awards Finalists Announced Chris Bishop, Chair of the Hutt City Youth Awards Organising Committee, today announced the finalists for the inaugural Hutt City Youth Awards.

The Hutt City Youth Awards are a new initiative which aim to shine a light on young people in the Hutt who are doing amazing things in the community.

committee found it very difficult to short-list the finalists. “The outstanding nominees demonstrate the breadth and depth of talent of youth in the Hutt Valley. “Every nominee should be proud of their achievements. The young people nominated have a long list of achievements including volunteer work, advocacy for young people with mental health issues and against bullying, coaching of sports teams and leadership in the performing arts, fundraising in a range of fields, exemplary leadership even to those older than them, success in business, and many have excelled despite significant difficulties. “We have finalists from all walks of life, including those who have come to the Hutt as refugees from places such as Rwanda and Ethiopia, and those with physical or intellectual disabilities.” The Hutt City Youth Awards are sponsored by local businesses and organisations, with platinum sponsor WelTec joined by Westpac, Label & Litho, The Hodge Group, The Dowse Art Museum,

“On behalf of the organising committee, I am excited to announce the 24 finalists for the eight award categories. With so many exceptional applications the

Hutt Valley Youth Award committee members Mikaela Bowmar, Chris Bishop and Rachel Compton look over the finalists nominations.

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Ignite Sport, GNS Science, Hutt Radio, Natraj School of Dance, Pete’s Emporium, Rotary Clubs of the Hutt Valley, and Brady Dyer Photography. All finalists will attend the awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday 3 December where Deputy Prime Minister Bill English will give the keynote address to celebrate their success. “The Awards Ceremony will be a wonderful celebration of young people in the Hutt Valley with cultural performances, speeches, refreshments and of course the awards itself,” says Mr Bishop. “We should be immensely proud of these talented and inspirational young people in the Hutt Valley. These awards are a special way of recognising the special role they have to play in our community.”  The Awards Ceremony for the Hutt City Youth Awards will be held on Thursday 3rd of December from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Boulcott’s Farm Golf Club. For more information contact info@

The rec area ready for summer By Dion Ngatoro

Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner. The warmer weather is here and I have noticed an increase in Park user numbers with people swimming and enjoying the warmer days. The Rec Area is a great place for a day out with a number of easy to moderate tracks. Enjoy a walk with your dog, a run or a bike ride, or a picnic at the Lower Dam site. The Rec Area is a dog friendly area but all dogs must be on a lead so other users can also enjoy

the area and to protect our native birds, especially kiwi (Yes we have kiwi in the area!). Also the Lower Dam site is a no dog area, but the adjacent parks at Hine Road and Richard Prouse are dogs off lead areas. We will be upgrading one of our more popular swimming holes located 500 meters up past the car park. The upgrade will include widening and re-metaling the track down to the river and also making more space available at the river’s edge to ease congestion. This work will be taking place over summer once ground

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conditions are dry enough. Greater Wellington Regional Council’ Great Outdoors Summer Events Programme is about to start and we have a number of guided walks up into the Wainuiomata /Orongorongo water collection area with the first one in November. We have many other great opportunities to explore Wellington’s beautiful parks through our events programme and all information about these opportunities can be found online at summerevents. So come and enjoy the Wai-

nuiomata Recreation Area, obey all signage, and everyone will be able to have a great time. Please take away everything you bring with you, as there are

no rubbish bins in our regional parks.  Please call the Park Ranger (021 2496473) if you have any questions.

Outstanding operator for Events Centre The outstanding operator for Lower Hutt’s Events Centre Walter Nash Stadium will also develop and operate a four-star plus hotel in Lower Hutt, saying the exciting project is a “great combination of my skills and experience.” The Directors of USAR Commercial Assets Limited (USAR) are husband and wife, Raman and Anuradha Sarin, and the family has extensive experience in both accommodation and event centre operations. Mr Sarin says, “Hospitality is my family’s life and we look forward to this new adventure in Lower Hutt.” Mr Sarin brings over 25 years of experience managing event centres, including the National Convention Centre of Canberra Australia, the Ashok in New Delhi, India and closer to home, the VR Rotorua Lake Resort. The Council will retain ownership of the Events Centre, and

USAR will lease and operate it. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says this is a great and quite unique arrangement, ensuring the Centre is used to its full potential with a leading operator and there is low risk to Council. The Events Centre is currently under construction in the City’s Civic Precinct. It will be a stateof-the-art, flexible venue designed to cater to both community and commercial events. Mr Sarin says, “We see a great opportunity in the Wellington region for an events centre, with high-end accommodation only a minute’s walk away. We look forward to providing excellent service for Lower Hutt community functions as well as commercial events.” The new Events Centre adjoins Lower Hutt’s historic Town Hall, which is being restored and strengthened and the Council administration building, which is

also being upgraded. The site for the new hotel sits across the Riddiford Gardens, in southern High Street, a minute’s walk from the Events Centre. Mr Sarin is also an accomplished hotelier with over 40 years’ experience in both New Zealand and overseas markets. He has been involved in developing, owning and managing 29 hotels and serviced apartments during his career. The hotel will operate as part of Accor Hotels, one of the world’s largest hotel groups present in 92 countries. It will operate under the group’s The Sebel brand, providing premium quality apartments. The hotel is still to go through resource consent; plans show two towers with provision for retail and restaurant space on the ground floor and an open public courtyard through the centre of the complex would better connect the Civic Precinct with the Hutt River Te

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Wednesday November 18, 2015

Wainuiomata Intermediate puts on a show By Aaron Meredith

Students of Wainuiomata Intermediate School put on a show for the community last week. Students performed in their cultural concert showing off the talent of their Pacifica and Kapa Haka groups. Deputy Principal Vai Pilitati says that the concert is a celebration for all the schools students. “All of our students are very talented, it was a chance to allow the opportunity to showcase that talent,” she says. Along with the Pacifica and Kapa Haka groups, there were acts who competed in the contest ‘wis got talent’ earlier in the year. The school band also played. “We hold ‘wis got talent’ every second year, we gave the chance for those people to perform in this contest as well.” Both the Pacifica and Kapa Haka groups have been meeting up for most of the year, and the concert was the chance to show off what they have learnt. “The children have been working extremely hard throughout the year, they are very skilled and very talented,” says Vai. The concert acted as a fundraiser towards a new sound system in the school hall, which is getting an upgrade in the near future. The upcoming twilight gala is also fundraising for the new sound system.

The Wainuiomata Intermediate School band perform.

Twilight gala set to light up evening By Aaron Meredith

Next month Wainuiomata Intermediate will be holding their very first twilight gala. On Thursday December 3 between 5pm and 8pm, the school will be full of stalls and entertainment. Deputy Principal Vai Pilitati says the students have done a lot of the work, finding out what they should sell and what else they needed to do. “They have created all the advertis-

ing and have created everything that is going to be sold at the gala,” says Vai. Items for sale include clothing, food and Christmas decorations among lots of other goodies. All the children are extremely excited for the gala and have had a lot of fun putting everything together. “Some of the decorations have been created by our special needs students, and most of the work students are doing involves recycling or reusing products,” says Vai.

Included in some of the recycled products are bags that have been made using old jeans. Vai says the students have been amazing throughout the entire planning process. “They are amazing, all the work they have done, the whole school has been great.” The gala is helping the school fundraise for their new sound system in the school hall.


Coming together for common interests By Aaron Meredith

Every first Sunday of the month a group meets at Eddy’s Bar to share their common interests around Jazz, Blues and Poetry. The Wainuiomata Jazz Blues and Poetry club was formed by Poropiti Rangitaawa and is looking for the community to come along for the fun. “I set it up because I know there is a lot of talent over here in Wainuiomata,” he says. “It is a chance where people can learn from each other and generally just have a good time.” The sessions start at around 2pm and last around 2 hours each time, but occasionally do run over time. Poropiti says he wants more elderly people to come down and share what they know. “The elderly people have all the knowledge, and they are very talented as well,” he says. “It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or whatever, just get down and have some fun with us.”  The next session is on December 6, for more information ring Poropiti on 0272684275. Wainuiomata Intermediate students show off what they will be selling at the twilight gala.

Wednesday November 18, 2015



Sports with Aaron Meredith

The future of Cricket

Rob Dalgety fields a ball during a game.

Cricket club leads after first day By Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata Cricket Club’s first team is in a strong position thanks to a brilliant performance from their bowlers. On the first day of their two day match against the Sri Lankan Sports Club, Wainuiomata batted first and despite a couple of strong outings from Nick Neary with 53 and Jordan Rangikauhata with 25, the home side were bowled out

for 125. This is when their bowlers stepped up and bowled the Sri Lankans out for 117. Top bowlers were Campbell Barry who finished with figures of 5 for 24 and Gus Logan who got 3 for 45. This left Wainuiomata with an 8 run lead for the second innings, which the opening batters quickly built on, finishing the day on 55/0, a lead of 63. The game finishes next Saturday at Bryan Heath Park,

the first ball will be bowled at 12pm. In other games the Wainuiomata second team went down in their final grading game to Wellington Indian Thumbs Up. The side was bowled out for 105, and Thumbs Up easily chased it down, only losing five wickets along the way. The result means Wainuiomata are now in division 2 of the One Day competition, they will play the Karori seventh XI

on Saturday at Bryan Heath Park beginning at 1pm. The two T/20 teams had a disappointing weekend but for different reasons. Rosco won, but only by default, while Brownie went down to the Tawa Titans. Next week Rosco play the Titans at Fraser Park, Brownie plays Northern Park at Richard Prouse Park. Both games begin at 2pm.

Presidents continue good season By Aaron Meredith

The Wainuiomata softall club Presidents continued their great start to the season, destroying Stokes Valley Red 17-0 over the weekend. The side completely dominated their opposition from first pitch until last, the team never gave Stokes Valley a chance. The result keeps them in third on the Presidents Grade ladder, only two behind the grade leaders, The Giants, who have yet to drop a game. In the Major B Womens Grade, the Wainuiomata Rare Breeds destroyed Totara Park Blue by 24-1, while Wainuiomata drew with Hutt Valley Marist 6 all. The results see the Rare

Breeds sit on top of the grade with eight points, while Wainuiomata sit in six with three points. In Premier Three Capital Softball, Wainuiomata put in a much improved performance but still went down 12-6 to Hutt Valley Dodgers. The side is still winless and sitting on bottom of the grade. This weekend, the Wainuiomata Presidents are playing Hutt City United at Naenae Park, the first pitch is at 1.15pm. The Wainuiomata Rare Breeds are playing Stokes Valley Yellow at JMM, Wainuiomata are playing Stokes Valley Red at Taita Drive, both games are at 1.15pm. The Premier Three side has a bye.

In the final test between Australia and New Zealand something historic will take place, for the first time ever there will be a day night test. Day night matches are common in the one day form of the game, they started so the games would attract higher viewers on television and at the game itself. Those are the same reasons test match cricket is going down the same journey, it will take a while for it to fully come to our shores but not as long as you might think. In New Zealand our test grounds are what some call ‘boutique’, they are smaller grounds that verge on the more traditional side of things. Grounds like University Oval in Dunedin, Hagley Oval in Christchurch and to a lesser extent the Basin Reserve here in Wellington, are all designed to showcase what cricket was ages ago, white picket fences, grass banks, old style score boards, there is something special about them when compared to the supersized grounds in Australia. Currently not many people could imagine a day night test match at one of these grounds, but we do have some that are. McLean Park in Napier is perfect already, it has a high enough capacity and already has lights, Seddon Park in Hamilton is the same. Then there are the two cricket stadiums we have here, Westpac Stadium in Wellington and Eden Park in Auckland. I personally think within the next two or three years, we will host a day night test match, pink ball and all. For those traditionalists that don’t want this to happen, I am sorry to say, it has to happen. The only real chance to get test cricket popular in this country and many countries again is for day night test matches and for a strong Black Caps side. We already have a strong side, now we need to embrace what the rest of the world will soon embrace, a simple pink ball.

sports inbrief Piri Weepu 7’s The annual Piri Weepu Sevens tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday November 28. This years event will see 12 Men’s teams and 4 Women’s teams compete at William Jones Park in what has become a very competitive tournament. BBQ food will be available for purchase and the bar will be open all day as well. The first game is scheduled to start at 9am.

Tennis Club Guy Fawkes Night a The Wainuiomata tennis club guy fawkes night was a total success once again. Children and adults played tennis and enjoyed a sausage sizzle before fireworks were set off and a lolly scramble followed. The club would like to thank all the helpers who put on a great night for everyone. The club now continues its regular season, which has been filled with plenty of success.


Wednesday November 18, 2015

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