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Wainuiomata Primary School Gala This Saturday Wainuiomata Primary School is hosting a School Gala. The school is fundraising so that all the senior students get the opportunity to go the school camp this year. This will be taking place down the school between 2 and 6pm on Saturday.  For more information about this please contact the school.

Arakura says thanks Last week the Wainuiomata News reported that Lynette Stewart was in a phot with Bonnie MacBeth when it ByTinetti. Aaron Meredith was Cherrie Cherie did a lot of hard work in the Speeding for buses a lack of process of planning theand jubilee Byare Aaron Meredith parking two problems and the school would likeof tothe thank her for this. facing teachers, parents and

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their sports and teams, helping their teams achieve their best. Kalena Hura was also recognised by the school, receiving the principals award after 20 years’ service to school netball. Other award winners were Stephen Graham, Joel Carman, Atiria Semmens, Jade Hum-

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at the school has achieved igh standard this year in rts. ny teams have made finals, hampionships or have ented the school at regional ments.” ms who won their grades ed the girls cricket team, otball first XI, teams two ee in netball, the boys first ugby and the junior boys team. year was also the first year nite Sports presented two l awards, both recognising ter in an athlete and coach. t co-ordinator Kevin bury says that the awards en to those that embodied Sport’s values. pite the attention that poor our and bad sportsmanttracts, there are great les of athletes who demonpositive character in sport oaches who effectively it,” Kevin says. year’s winners were Paa ngi who won the character award and Ngaire Blake won the character coach

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Last week a free neighbourhood barbecue was held at the Norfolk Street shops, attracting around 100 residents. The barbecue was hosted by MP Trevor Mallard, Councillor Campbell Barry and community board member Josh Briggs. It was the second neighbourhood barbecue the trio has hosted, they plan to hold more over the summer months. Councillor Barry says the trio sees it as a great way to connect with local

people. “It is a chance to see how we can help with any issues people may have. “It is also a great way for neighbours to interact with each other.” The next barbecue is planned for January and the trio are open to suggestions on where the next one should be held.  If you would like the next barbecue to be held in your neighbourhood contact Campbell on 027 216 0364 or campbell.

Head students selected Continued from page 1 Ariana’s older sister was once the school’s deputy head girl and Ariana has aimed to become a head student since then. Ariana is very much into her art, and even helped create the Anzac mural which is on display in the Wainuiomata War Memorial Community Hall. Michael Martin is next year’s head boy, he is hoping to continue the good work of the previous head students. Michael was encouraged to put his name forward to be head boy by his rugby coaches, who say he is a natural leader. Along with being in the First XV, Michael has also represented Wellington at various age grade levels. Namish Gounder has been named as the deputy head boy, after being encouraged to go for the position by his form teacher. Namish plays for the school’s

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football First XI, he feels it is the head student’s job to make students at the school feel proud to be at Wainuiomata High School. “It is important everyone enjoys going to school.”

Ariana feels it is important students feel like they know the head students. “Getting to know everyone in the school is very important.” Michael agrees with Ariana and says it is important the

team of head students represent the school well. “We need to keep the positive attitude in the school and the community going, it is important people feel they can send their children to this school.”

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Scholarship awarded to dental therapy assistant Bee Healthy dental therapy assistant Otessa Tuisila of Wainuiomata is the proud recipient of the first Pacific Oral Health Scholarship. The scholarship is one of three which was made available to the greater Wellington regional dental service thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health this year for students of Pacific origin undertaking a Bachelor of Oral Health, Dental Therapy, with the University of Otago. The scholarships aim to increase the numbers of Pacific dental therapists taking care of the oral health of children and young people in the Wellington region. Having dental therapists who share the culture of the children and families they are working with, better addresses the oral-health needs of Pacific people. Otessa says she is thrilled with her achievement. “Opportunities like this don’t come along that often and being successful is a massive push for my confidence.” Originally from Samoa, Otessa came with her family to live in Wainuiomata when she was 12 years old. She had never been to a dentist. “I needed so many fillings and tooth extractions and found it really hard spending many hours in the dentist chair.” At 21 she is the youngest of six children and on graduation will be the first in her family to achieve a degree. Otessa says she had never considered a career in oral health and after leaving Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt, eventually moved to Australia and worked in retail. After having a young daughter she

With the help of Youth Inspire, Tyler Jones has found what could be his dream job, being a lifeguard at the Wainuiomata Pools. Tyler recently completed his training, with the help of Youth Inspire and two Hutt Valley businesses who paid for his training, which totalled around $350. “Youth Inspire have been awesome for me, and the staff here have been extremely supportive,” says Tyler.

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“I always wanted a job in sport, when the opportunity came up I decided to go for it.” Tyler is contracted to Hutt City Council, and is trained to work at every pool around the region, but will stay in Wainuiomata throughout the summer. Ali Black from Youth Inspire says it is a real career path for Tyler. “All the pool managers started as lifeguards, there is a definite path for those who want it.” While completing the training, Tyler

Skipper-King from Youth Inspire was down at the pools with Tyler every morning going through the same as his client. This was something Tyler found was great. “All the support they have given me is great, it really helped.” Youth Inspire is always looking for local businesses to support the scheme by offering employment or training. If you are interested, pop into the office, situated at the Wainuiomata Library.

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Question: What was your highlight of 2015?

Keri-Anne Brown: Wainuiomata

Kristen Whiu: Wainuiomata

Tyler Jones: Wainuiomata

Keri Waitaiki: Wainuiomata

Kayla Aranga: Wainuiomata

Working in the local electorate office with Wainuiomata families.

Winning Rugby World Cup 2015, back to back, away from home, four more years of glory, nothing better.

Having a baby and the transition through all the jobs I have done throughout the year.

Having my grandchildren come back from Australia.

Finishing school, it was my last year this year.

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Safer Communities together Dear Ed. I was about to cross the road and police car came by, did a u turn and pulled up next to me. I wasn’t quite sure why they stopped but we had a quite chat and they drove off. As I looked at the police car drive off, it had safer commu-

Sarah Kennedy: Wainuiomata Everyday is a highlight.

nities written on the back and then I realised, I had my new walking stick they probably were making sure people in the community were safe. I can proudly say my walking stick had no deadly weapon in it like John Steed from the adventures TV program or a

James Bond movie. I like to give the lads some praise for making our community safe and preventing crime rather than waiting to clean up the after effects of crime. Perhaps on top that we should should give the Wainuiomata

I wish you and your loved ones the blessings of the festive season, and all the best for 2016. Take care, be kind to each other.

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police station a big tick for their work they do in making the community safe too. What lot people do not know the Police Act has a section on Human Rights and the police do their best to look after Human rights on top of that. Mike Grigg

Lack of Parking Two correspondents have bemoaned the loss of parking adjacent to the new hilltop bridge. The simple solution is to park on the other side. Just do a u-turn across four lanes on the Wainuiomata side and risk taking yourself and others out of the gene pool. Bernie Proctor

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Christmas parties planned. “We’re having Christmas parties for the different parts of our home as well as our day programme, so we’re going to be very busy,” says Samantha. “We have organised special food, decorations and entertainment for these events, and we have invited family and friends along.” Woburn Home manager Stewart Clark says Christmas time at Woburn Home is like sharing Christmas Day with one big extended family. “It’s like one big family here. While the elders live here because they need extra support with their day-to-day living, it has become home for them,” Stewart explains. “Many of the elders have told me they enjoy living

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Wednesday December 16, 2015

Harcourts Wainui would like to congratulate Tamariki Ferguson for his 1st place design in the “Welcome to Wainuiomata”

Sign Competition for 2015!

The team here at Harcourts, along with our local councillor, Campbell Barry, would like to invite all of the Wainuiomata Community, including our fantastic designers & judges, to a FREE Community BBQ outside the Harcourts Wainuiomata office this Thursday (17th Dec) from 11.30am – 1.00pm to come and celebrate with us. We, here at Harcourts, had a blast running this competition over the last couple of months and it was fantastic to see so many people (the voting post on Facebook reached over 14,000) in the community supporting something so positive and having the opportunity to voice their opinions on how they wanted to welcome visitors into our community. An extra “Congratulations” must also go out to all of the other designers, particularly the rest of our top 4 (Jan Almond, Nicola Jones and Jess Thimbleby) - you were all very deserving designers and did some really great work so, a big “Thank you very much”. We’d also like to Thank the panel of judges who selected the design finalists – Trevor Mallard, Linda Olsen & Ruth O’Grady. When talking about the inspiration for his winning design, Tamariki said that “... it comes from our community itself. A diverse range of cultures that live in a

vibrant and growing place that is unique to anywhere else in the Wellington region...The 2 carved posts on the sides (Pou) are like spiritual Guardians welcoming people to and protecting our community. These will be adorned with carvings/symbols from each of the 5 continents (All cultures) represented in Wainuiomata as well. The 3 Green curved lines represent the rivers/creeks that run through our valley, The Hill shaped top represents the hills that surround us and the brushed steel plate represents the contemporary way forward. The 3 shades of GREEN represent the colour with which our community is most identifiable with/for out on the sports/recreational fields. Although modern in look, having traditionally carved posts pays homage to our Tangata Whenua and Early Settlers to the Valley.” Tamariki will work alongside Campbell Barry & the council to see his design now come to life. We look forward to seeing his fantastic creation up on the hill, welcoming visitors to our community in the near future. A huge Congratulations once again Tamariki and a big Thank you to all of the Wainuiomata community for your fantastic support throughout the competition.

FREE Community BBQ, Thurs 17th, 11.30 – 1pm at Harcourts

Wednesday December 16, 2015

Arakura, 13 Matthews Road

Pencarrow, 64 Trelawney Road

Growing Families Need Space!

Brand New Home

Built in the 1970s, this home offers 4 Bedrooms, master with ensuite & walk-inrobe & 2 heat pumps. The section is compact & easy care with a 2 car garage & a carport. The primary school, shops and transport are all near by. For Sale By Negotiation Open by appointment View Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E Channel Realty Ltd

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Village, 140 Main Rd

Pencarrow, 6 Grimsby Grove

"Character Renovator"

"Playtime Paradise"

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Interesting do-up opportunity Village Property Decent Section - Potential 3 Bedrooms & Garage Separate Lounge & Gas Very Convenient Location

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5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Fully insulated Double glazed Double Garage with internal access Alarm

Kids and the dog will absolutely love this backyard! The play fort, sandpit and decks will have them charging about in the sun having fun! All in a private, safe and secure setting. 3 Bedrooms, Heat Pumps, T&G Floor Areas, Alarm, Study, Garage

For Sale By Negotiation View Leith Gunn P 04 564 0002 M 027 4458 940 E Channel Realty Ltd

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Parkway, 19 Mimihau Grove

Pencarrow, 21 Grimsby Grove

Location And Size!! 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.

Boasting all day sun you will want to make this one your own! Offering open plan living, 3 bedrooms, separate bath, shower & WC, HRV & Security system. Stay warm with the woodburner & good insulation. There’s a deck for entertaining & plenty of off street parking, large double garage with workshop.

For Sale Price By Negotiation View Team Selig - David P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E Channel Realty Ltd

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Wainuiomata 96 Hine Road

Parkway, 18 Totara St

At Home In Hine Road!

"Renovations Done - Relax!"

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4 Double Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms 2 Living Rooms Tandem Garage/Workshop Off Street Parking Sunny Deck Conservatory

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Gas & Outdoor Flow Heat Pump Alarm Great Kitchen 3 Bedrooms Wood Burner

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Wainuiomata, 57 Parenga Street

Arakura, 254 Wellington Road

Ideal For First Home Buyers!

Just Move In!

Don’t miss the opportunity to view this home! Offering 3 bedrooms with great indoor/ outdoor flow. Enjoy the sun and entertaining on the deck in your private back yard.

This family home is ready for you to move in & enjoy & is a must to view! Situated in a handy location near Arakura school & kindy, park, transport & shops with a separate bath & shower, heat recovery & condensation control system, gas cooking, Heatpumps & more!

For Sale $220,000 View Team Selig - David P 04 564 0000 M 027 4458 944 E Channel Realty Ltd

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Coast, 491 Coast Road

Central, 19 Wright Street

Tranquillity With Stunning Views!

Wright House! Wright Street!

Amazing views over Coast Road valley. Driveway is already in place. You also have the use of an artesian spring. 15 Hectares of land perfect for the keen hunter with plenty of space to build or relocate your dream home.

This nicely presented 1960s home, on a generous section, is a must to view. Low maintenance, double glazed aluminium windows, modern kitchen & bathroom & 2 WCs. The home has great indoor outdoor flow onto a sunny deck.

For Sale $178,000 Open by appointment View Nicky Cooper P 04 564 0004 M 027 307 2999 E Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Wednesday December 16, 2015

Explore Baring Head Join the Friends of Baring Head Trust and the local park ranger and discover the unique landscape of Wainuiomata’s best kept secret. An Open Day will be held on January 16, giving those the opportunity to explore and learn more about Baring Head. There are two options, a moderate walk to the Baring Head Lighthouse or a more physically demanding walk taking in the entire area.  Bookings are required, for more information please visit

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Wainuiomata residents are getting into the Christmas spirit this year, decorating their homes with Christmas lights. Reporter Aaron Meredith took a drive one night, taking photo’s of some of the best in the valley.

Christmas Church Services 2015

A time to remember Thursday 24th Dec @ 6.30pm Wainuiomata Baptist Church Cnr The Strand & Wainuiomata Rd Cake, coffee and tea provided - All Welcome -

Christmas Services

Holy Trinity Anglican Church 40 Wainuiomata Road Thursday 24 December Children’s Christmas Service 5.30pm The story of Christmas and well-loved carols for all the family. Followed by light refreshments.

Thursday 24 December an early ‘midnight’ service 10pm Join us for Carols by Candlelight and the joyous first Communion of Christmas

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Wednesday December 16, 2015

LETTERS to the editor


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I agree with you... Dear Ed. I read your article in the Wainuiomata News on Nigel Llong’s decision and I too was furious on such a blatant miscarriage of justice and fair play that had an absolutely unfair impact on that game and the series at a crucial time. So important that one knew at that moment that both game and series were very likely irreparably damaged and a fair contest likely

destroyed from that point on. This subsequently proved to be the case. What I have been waiting to see is the Media raise the question of ‘match fixing’ as this individual had such a profound effect on what was a fair and intriguing contest. Is this umpire a protected species? His action was inexplicable, it was clearly seen by everyone but that individual to be wrong and no

one has checked out why and the obvious match fixing possibilities that accrue. It is hard to imagine a more obvious match fixing example. Chris Cairns or Lou Vincent would never have survived such an obvious and inexplicable fix. If a player had made such a profound incorrect move that changed a game and a series I have no doubt the match fixing question

would have been raised, examined and commented on and likely investigated officially. In this case not a peep. Why is that? I am still hopeful someone will raise the question and demand answers. So Aaron I felt your article was the closest I have read to maybe raising that question and I hope someone looks at this possibility or

at least asks the question. At this stage the records unfairly denigrate the New Zealand Team’s efforts forever and a likely incompetent and possible crooked Umpire remains unchallenged and squeaky clean and in fact already has another opportunity to continue his questionable practices for which we have had no logical explanation. Dennis

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Grocer Bob in his Veggie truck.

Saturday feasts

By Aaron Meredith

Every Saturday the car park at Life City Church is occupied with locals selling fresh food to Wainuiomata. Bob Fiddes and Eru Tuhoro set up shop at the car park, in an effort to bring Wainuiomata fresh, high quality food. Bob or Grocer Bob according to some, set up his Veggie Shop in August this year, so locals had the option of buying market quality vegetables without having to head over the hill. “I decided to set up shop here so people did not have to go all the way to the Riverbank Market in Lower Hutt. “I originally came on Tuesdays along

with the fish guy, we quickly extended to weekends as well.” Right next to Bob on Saturdays is Eru Tuhoro, who sells Cook Island style hangi food. The qualified chef uses his grandmothers recipe, his grandmother was one of the reasons he set up the stall on Saturday. “This was my grandmothers vision, I am carrying on her legacy here.” Both Bob and Eru say locals have really got behind them both, and they enjoy every Saturday. Bob and Eru are at Life City Church car park every Saturday. Bob is also in the area on Tuesdays along with the very popular Fish Truck.

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Wednesday December 16, 2015



Sports with Aaron Meredith

Our summer of Cricket has started

A brand new bike for a brand new season By Aaron Meredith

Local motorbike racer Shane Richardson is ready to unleash his new bike in this summers’ races. He has made the move to a Kawasaki ZX6R, and believes this is the year he will make some real strides in his career. “I am on the right bike with the right mind-set, so there is no reason why we shouldn't be at the top,” says Shane. This year’s fields are amongst the toughest Shane has come up against, something that excites the young Wainuiomata rider. “We have some good internationals in our class this season, which will make things quite interesting. “One who races in world endurance, and is currently third in the world, and another who is on the world superbike grid for 2016 plus a whole heap more. “This will shake things up for sure but we will fight with all we have and make sure it is enough.” Shanes first assignment is the Suzuki Series running through December, he then moves on to the New Zealand Superbike Championship in January and March. Shane has also entered in the Battle of the Streets in Paeroa on February 21.

years, I just know it is a lot. We played them last summer before the world cup, I can remember us playing them a couple of years beforehand. After Sri Lanka we play Pakistan, we played them just before the world cup also, but at least we do not play them as often as Sri Lanka. Finally we play Australia, in the return series to the one we have just completed. The big problem with the current

Karate world champion By Aaron Meredith

Wainuiomata local Suzanne Yee has joined illustrious company after winning the senior womens 61kg Kumite grade at the World Go Ryu Karate Championships last month. The championships were held in Auckland between November 26 and 29 with 26 countries represented at the meet. Suzanne defeated a fighter from the Czech Republic in the final, with a score of 3-0. “The Czech Republic fighter came second in the last Go Ju Ryu World Champs, is currently the European Open Champ and came third in the USA Nationals earlier in the year,” says Suzanne. “It’s an awesome achieve-

ment that my family, friends and I are all proud of.” The title was a real family affair with Suzanne’s brother Raymond coaching her throughout the tournament. “I don’t think I would have done it without him.” Raymond won New Zealand’s first ever world gold medal in 1994 and his experience proved vital. Suzanne started karate when she was nine years old, gaining her black belt when she was 14. She first represented New Zealand in 1997 and has recently returned from a seven year break from the sport. The break didn’t stop her from claiming the national title in her grade, earning selection for the New Zealand team for the world champion-

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ships. With the tournament being held in New Zealand, many of Suzanne’s family were in attendance. This included her partner, mum and her one year old daughter. “Everyone was super happy and my family were definitely over the moon about it, with the tournament held in New Zealand my family were able to share the experience first-hand. “It was a great feeling for both them and me.” During the tournament, Suzanne was also part of the team which finished second, losing to Germany in the final. In the run up to the tournament Suzanne trained three times a week at Karate train-

Suzanne Yee with her brother and coach Raymond after winning the world championship.

ing, she also woke up at 5am and trained on her lunch breaks in order to spend as much time as possible with her family. Suzanne also plays rugby for Wainuiomata and also represented the Wellington Maori Women’s side.

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as they are one of the top sides in the world. We get stuck playing Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Pakistan most years, plus the occasional tour of or by Zimbabwe. The ICC needs to let a few more nations play test cricket. Ireland have wanted to for years, the UAE have all the talent in the world, so do Kenya, Scotland have all the resources and the Netherlands have been playing cricket at a high level for years.

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