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Breakfast to raise awareness Continued from page 2 Mike, a longtime advocate for those with autism, said it was important to go to draw attention to those suffering from autism and educate others on how to treat them. He said he thought there needed to be more education for the public on aspects of the disorder. “There’s a lack of information about sensory overloads. There’s nothing really out there about adult Autism or meltdowns,” he said. Mike said he hoped further education would lead to more empathy in the community. “People don’t understand how sensitive people [with

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Sporting achievements Good neighbour recognised rewarded By Aaron Meredith By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata High School’s top athletes their Tina were Hurarecognised said sheforwas achievements throughout the “overwhelmed” after being year at last week’s sports named ‘neighbour of theawards. year’ were handed out to athatAwards Wainuiomata’s third annual letes inNeighbour all sports, many of whom Good Awards held have represented Wellington and earlier this week. New Zealand. A group of around 20 - inSportsman of the year was cluding Hutt City councillors, given to Raymond Seumanu representatives from Neighfor his achievements in boxing, bourhood Support, Hutt Safe winning multiple national titles City and the Wainuiomata Poas well as the Australian Golden lice - gathered to celebrate the Gloves. community of Wainuiomata He became one of the youngest at Monday night’s winners of the award.ceremony atThe Wainuiomata sportswomen Memorial of the year Hall. award was awarded to Sieni Hutt Safe Manager,in Samau for herCity achievements Dawn McKinley, a wide range of sports.said the competition was Sieni was also the“lovely”. top player in “It’s so good for thewas comvolleyball, girls rugby, the munity,” top scorershe in said. football, was the Theback award was presented best in league, played for Wainuiomata in club rugbyRay and by Hutt City Mayor, league, going represent Wallace, who on saidtothere had Wellington in both sports. been 15 deserving nominees Onthe topaward. of that Sieni was also for selected New Zealand He wentfor onthe to praise the imrugby league Ferns side to portance of Kiwi Neighbourhood play Australia next year The MC, Phillip Kauika who

says that the school has achieved Support communities. to a highwithin standard this year in “Neighbourhood Support is all sports. teamsespecially have made for finals, so“Many important, a won championships or have resilient community. [They] represented school at regional will be yourthe allies in an emertournaments.” gency. A safe community is a Teamscommunity.” who won their grades livable included girls cricket team, He thenthe praised Tina, who the football fi rst XI, teams two had been nominated by her and three in netball, the boys fi neighbour, Jo Baker, for beingrst xv in rugby and the junior boys “an all-round, ultimate lovely league team. neighbour”. Thissaid yearTina was also first year He hadthecoordithat Ignite Sports presented two nated neighbourhood support special awards, both recognising on her street. welland as coach. this, character in anAs athlete she was a past member of Trust co-ordinator Kevin community patrol, part of Goldsbury says that the awards Hutt CitytoCouncil’s are given those that Adopt-a embodied Spot Ignite programme Sport’s values. and the unofficial guardian of the “Despite the attention that poor Pukeatua behaviourbridge. and bad sportsmanTinaattracts, said shethere wasare “overship great whelmed” her nomination. examples ofby athletes who demon“It’s positive just what I like doing. strate character in sport who effectively Iand likecoaches doing things for the model it,” Kevin community,” shesays. said. This year’s winners were Paa Mailangi thewith character Winnerwho Tinawon Hura her athlete award and Ngaire neighbour Jo Baker Blake who won the character coach award. Both showed great passion for

inbrief news Law for Lunch Wainuiomata The Wainuiomata Library will be hostPrimary School Gala

ing “Law for Lunch” next Tuesday, This Saturday Primary April 19. NextWainuiomata week’s free session School is hosting a Schoolwith Gala.Debt”. will deal with “Dealing The school issessions fundraising so by thatThe all Information are run the senior students get the opportuCommunity Law Wellington and nity to Valley. go the school camp this year. Hutt For more information This will be6633. taking the phone 570 Onplace fromdown 12.30pm school between 2 and 6pm on Saturto 1.30pm.

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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-

phrey and Brooke Tauaneai. School Principal Martin Isberg says he was not surprised by the achievements of the students this year. “We have spent the last three or four years changing the culture of the school, and the results this year are recognition of this.”

retirees express gratitude The call ofBeloved the shining cuckoo One sure sign of summer arriving is the call of the shining cuckoo, a series of upward notes followed by one or more long downward slurring notes. The birds have come back to New Zealand to breed after wintering over in the Solomon Islands. They can be heard calling from forest, scrub and farmland, which are also the habitats of their host birds, the grey warbler. Like cuckoos around the world the shining Peter Raudnic his desk becuckoo lays itsateggs in another fore retirement bird’s nest.

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cuckoo, scientific name ChrysoLong time Wainuiomata praccoccyx lucidas, or in Maori the titioners, Doctor Peter Raudnic Pipi Wharauroa, this sparrowand hisbird wife,isMargaret, retired sized usually not seen from their clinic on Fitzherbert due to its cryptic markings and Street recently. its size. It’s New Zealand’s only Nurse and practice manager of iridescent green bird and has Fitzherbert Medical, Margaret, green and white bands across its said theThe pairshining had beencuckoo practicing chest. lives inonWainuiomata for 34 including years. grubs and insects, They caterpillars started at aand practice on hairy ladybirds Norfolk Street in avoid. 1982 and then that other birds moved to aFitzherbert in It lays single eggMedical in the nest 2000 of a where layingthey greypracticed warbler,until and the of March, said.ejects theend chick when it she hatches

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into our time serving thebeech comhowever, I heard it in the munity here in Wainuiomata. tree outside the window, and “We were made of the looked out to see aware the cuckoo quality and generosity of our chick flitting from branch to community also the loyalty twig noisilyand demanding food of families someand of whom travfrom a smaller very busy elled some distance to attend grey warbler. our surgery. The two major threats to the “We wish you are all well forinto the shining cuckoo flying future.” windows and being taken by Margaret said sheitsand cats. You can hear callPeter and were forward to relaxing learnlooking more about it here. and taking the time out to do  www.radionz.co.nz/nationother things in their retirement. al/programmes/thiswayup/ “We’ll wait and see,” she said. collections/birdwatching/ shiningcuckoo

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Skill building these holidays Bunnings Warehouse Naenae will be keeping the kids busy during the school holidays with DIY workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 2pm. Bunnings Warehouse Naenae Store Manager, Paul Eynon, said “Our school holiday workshops teach kids

important DIY skills, encourage creativity and they are loads of fun.” Bookings are recommended for the Kids DIY Workshops. Please contact Bunnings Warehouse Naenae to ensure your place. Workshops will take place April 19, 21, 26 and 28.

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In the lead up to Anzac day, members of the Wainuiomata RSA will be selling poppies along Queen St. This Friday, April 15, marks the beginning of the RSA’s week long Poppy Appeal which will last until the Friday before Anzac Day. President of the Wainuiomata RSA, Bart

Bartlett, said all the money raised from the appeal would go towards supporting retired veterans of all ages during times of difficulty. He said there would be people stationed at various points around the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre and Queen Street on Poppy Day itself and local businesses would have Poppy boxes in the week following Poppy Day.

Did you know • The use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance derives from the poppy being the first plant to re-emerge from the churned up soil on the soldier’s graves during World War I. • The first Poppy Day in New Zealand was held the day before Anzac day

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Musical Director, Sue Robinson, leads members of the Wainuiomata Choir at a recent practice for their upcoming 40th anniversary celebration concert later this month.

Practice makes perfect The Wainuiomata Choir has been practicing hard for their upcoming anniversary at the end of April. Musical director, Sue Robinson said, “the choir has been hard at work over recent weeks preparing for the event.” “With only just a couple of weeks to go until the concert, we aim to have a great programme lined up to present to our local community with works ranging from Handel to Leonard Cohen. “The Wainuiomata Choir is one community group that has been

around for many years in the valley and wants to commemorate its 40 years featuring some of the marvellous music it has performed over the years,” she said. The Wainuiomata choir began in December 1975 when a group of Wainuiomata residents gathered to sing Christmas carols. They decided to convene a regular singing group and the choir was born under the baton of Musical Director (the late) John Knox, Maurie Faulknor as accompanist and (the late) Bill McCabe as Chair.

“Here we are 40 years later, still going strong with many concerts to our name, two original choir members still singing with us, and a variety of musical directors over the years,” Sue said. The Wainuiomata celebration concert will take place on Saturday 30 April at the Wainuiomata Little Theatre (old Wainuiomata College Hall) Moohan Steet at 7.30PM. Ticket prices are $20 Adult, $15 Seniors/students, $10 children. Tickets available from Choir members, on the night at the door or call Miriam on 04 589 7748.

On Tuesday April 19 2016 GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services will be disrupted due to a scheduled meeting of the Tramways Union. The Tramways Union represents the majority of GO Wellington, Valley Flyer and Runcimans drivers. Wainuiomata Valley Flyer bus services will be affected between 9am to 2pm. Normal services will run until 9am and then services will be reduced between 9am and 2pm. Normal services will then resume after 2pm. GO Wellington services will not run between 9am and 2pm, except for the Molesworth Street Shuttle services, which will run to normal timetable. The Airport Flyer and Mana and Newlands Coach Services are not affected by the meeting. Metlink apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused to customers during this time.  For more information, please visit www.metlink.org.nz or call Metlink on 0800 801 700.

In search of a hero For the second time, Harcourts Wainuiomata is on the hunt for Wainuiomata’s ‘Unsung Hero’. Manager at Harcourts Wainuiomata, Lisa Black, said the Unsung Heroes awards were held annually at the Harcourts Office, to show gratitude to a member of the community who did something without reward. “We wanted to concentrate on the really positive aspects of the people and spirit in Wainuiomata and what better way to do that, than to show some appreciation for the people who do great things for our

community?” she said. She said an ‘Unsung Hero’ could be anyone who did something for their community. “[It’s] something you’re just doing out of the kindness of your heart, something you’re not paid to do,” she said. She said last year’s winner, Julie Day, was nominated for her heavy involvement with the Wainuiomata Tennis Club and the work she did for the junior members of the club. Lisa said the reason Harcourts Wainuiomata decided to start the ‘Unsung Heroes’ campaign last year was to draw attention to “the fabulous people, generosity and

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The community spirit and how the community comes through for each other.

The uniqueness of what it has to offer and the community.

I like the bush walks and the mountain bike tracks.

The people that make up our community and our natural environment.

I like the nature and the bush.

Elisaia Kasiano, Wainuiomata There are very nice people here.

Shared Pathway update Work on the Shared Pathway has continued as part of the Hutt City Council’s aim to have Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt connected in a safer, more consistent way for pedestrians and cyclists. Hutt City Council senior proje ct m a nager Si mon Cager said “GHD has been working on the preliminary

design drawings for Stage 1 (Gracefield to Pukeatua Bridge). These are almost complete, pending approval by Council [and] the Stage 2 preliminary design is about 50 per cent complete.” He said the first geotechnical investigations for Stage Two and Stage One drilling for geotechnical investiga-

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Free lunch for healthy school By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata Intermediate School ended their Health Week last Friday with a special full school shared lunch and a miniconcert. The Hutt Valley District Health Board sponsored free healthy lunches, which included a sandwich, yoghurt and piece of fruit, for each child in support of the school’s commitment to being smokefree. Students also had the chance to enjoy three

Stu d e nt s e njoy their healthy lunch.

performances from fellow classmates before heading out into the sunshine to play some games. The school’s Health Coordinator, Dahlia Malaeulu, said the school had been working with Smokefree and the Hutt Valley District Health Board throughout the week to teach the students about ‘Hauora’, or total wellbeing. “Our overall topic was Hauora [and was] about personal identity. Kids get to know who they are,” she said.

Dahlia said total wellbeing meant the kids learnt about eating right and keeping fit as well as about emotional wellbeing. She said the students had been going on field trips to the community hub and had a talk about life skills given to them by Youth Inspire. She said the field trip was an opportunity for the students to see what was out there in the community. “There are things out there that can help them,” she said.

Fundraising success for the stroke club

Exchange student farewell

By Emma McAuliffe

By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata’s Stroke Club fundraised for the Central Region Stroke Foundation last Friday around the town centre. The club had three stalls- one in the mall, Countdown and outside Clive’s Chemist. Club secretary, Noeline Colman, said Clive had been lovely and looked after those raising money outside his pharmacy very well. Noeline said the Stroke Club raised just under $650, which she called a “great success”. “Considering people don’t often carry cash these days we were quite pleased. People gave generously,” she said. One of the collectors was Chris van Dalen, a stroke survivor who recently

won an award for his improvement following a serious stroke. Noeline said it was “very nice of him” to help raise the money.  The Stroke Club meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Fire Station.

Stroke Survivor Chris Van Dalen with Wainuiomata Stroke Club Committee member Margaret Cloughley. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Wainuiomata High School will be saying goodbye to its Danish exchange student early next month. Lukas Salamon, originally from Aarhus, Denmark, is currently in year 13 at the high school. He has been in New Zealand since July last year and a pupil at Wainuiomata High School the whole time. Reflecting on his visit to New Zealand, he said he had enjoyed his time at Wainuiomata High School. “People here are extremely friendly, really open,” he said. He said his favourite new experience in New Zealand had been the meat pie. “We don’t have any pies [back home]. I do love your pies,” Lukas said. Lukas said during his time in New Zealand he had been around the South Island and to Rotorua. He said he hoped to come back to New Zealand one day. “I need to study and finish school first. But I do hope to come back,” Lukas said.

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Another Roadside Attraction proudly presents a Gypsy Extravaganza this weekend; April 16, 17 at Avalon Park. The Extravaganza will have arts, crafts, market stalls and activities for the kids. There will also be a giant kaleidoscope. Musicians and kids shows will be performed throughout the weekend. Open 9-5 Saturday and Sunday.

Anzac Day will be commemorated on Monday April 25 with two memorial services in Wainuiomata. Do you have any special Anzac stories you would like to share? Let us know at news@wsn.co.nz


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Janine Smith plays in the NZ 35’s team. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Wainuiomata Hockey update Three hockey players from Wainuiomata were selected to take part in the Affiliates Tournament as part of the Festival of Hockey in the Hawkes Bay last week. Wainuiomata Hockey Club President, Whitney Morgan said she was very excited about her late selection after being pulled into the NZ Maori Womens team a fortnight out from the tournament. "It was an amazing experience playing alongside such talented Maori women," she said. Whitney played goalie for the Affiliates Tournament and

finished with Bronze medals after placing 3rd. Janine Smith also represented the club in the NZ 35's Womens team, Janine played a strong tournament and her team placed 6th. Wainuiomata resident Desmond “Cougar” Taumata was also selected to play for the NZ 35's Men’s Team. "It was an eye opener for me, and a whole new level for playing hockey at, " he said. He said the highlight for him was playing against the NZ Maori Team, who he scored against in the game.

The Wainuiomata Men’s 1st XI play Douglas Villa PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

The final score of the game was 5-3 to NZ Maori. The NZ 35's men's team placed 7th at the Affiliates Tournament. Whitney and Janine made it back from the tournament for their Wainuiomata Club Premier 3 game on Saturday afternoon. Wainuiomata played Naenae and won 3-1. The goals were scored by Kirsten O'Donnell, Navada Blake and Janine Smith. The Reserve 3 team played Kapiti on Sunday morning and lost 2-1. Zara-May Blake scored the team’s first goal of the season.

Wainuiomata Half Baked play Victoria University Wanderers, whom they eventually lost to 5-3. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

Home games for Wainuiomata Football Wainuiomata Football Club had all of their games at Richard Prouse Park last weekend. A lot of people turned out to enjoy the junior and senior games on the Saturday and the women’s game on the Sunday. The Wainuiomata Men’s First team had a draw against Douglas

Villa 2 all. Coach, Graham Watson said it was a good game. “Quite a good crowd turned up at the club to watch.” He said the man of the match was player, Shon McKechnie who had played a particularly good match.

The women drew their first game and then won 3-0 against Western Suburbs Co-op Bar Whitby. Coach, Adam Smith said, “Wainuiomata dominated the first half to lead 3-0 at half time… their strong defence ensured the final score was 3-0.”

Things went from sunny to bleak when Jordan put two balls in Rae’s Creek. Jordan Spieth’s implosion on the 12th at Augusta during the final round of the US Masters Golf tournament shows nothing is predictable in sport. The 22-year-old Texan had led from start to finish in 2015 and looked set to do the same this year until his meltdown at the par three 12th saw him shoot a quadruple bogey 7. In the space of the first three holes on the back nine he’d dropped six shots and gone from first to fourth. Spieth did show some fight after the horror show to finish second but with his swing failing him, his confident demeanour would have taken a lashing. His misfortune created a great sports story for the eventual winner Danny Willett. The little known Englishman and World No 12 wore

a green polo and traded up to the famed green winners jacket. Ironically, he had become a father for the first time just eight days prior to the first round. The due date was meant to be the same day as the final round and Willett had stated he wouldn’t play the tournament if his son was due to be born. His final round five under 67 was the second best round for the week and he became a deserved champion. Perhaps the ultimate frustration for Spieth would have been doing the traditional green jacket presentation he had to make to Willet because he was the previous year’s champion. That’s sport though. No scripts, no templates and nothing is ever certain. Just ask Danny Willett and Jordan Spieth.

Boxing club proud Keegan O’Kane Jones has returned from China’s boxing trials. He won his first match 3-0 against an Olympic Fijian boxer, Pauliasi Ratu Jnr., and lost after three rounds to a boxer from Thailand. Naenae Boxing Academy commented they were very proud of what Keegan had achieved in his time away.

Get your skates on By Emma McAuliffe

Members of Lower Hutt’s first Roller Derby League are lacing up their skates for a weekly training session right here in Wainuiomata. Hannah Clarke, a member of the Hutt Valley van Guard, said this was the first co-op club in the Greater Wellington Region. The team practices twice a week, once at Wainuiomata High School and once at the Walter Nash Centre in Taita. Hannah said they wanted the team to be accessible to those in Lower Hutt and the two locations were chosen to be inclusive to as many people in the valley as possible. “We’re thrilled to be doing it in the Hutt. We have a re-

ally strong inclusion policy,” she said. She said their first game would take place against the West Coast Bombers in Levin on April 17. Hannah said the group welcomed all new members and would loan gear to whoever may need it for training, provided they gave them notice first. Hannah, who also goes by the pseudonym ‘Lolo Morales’ said pseudonyms were common in roller derby but not necessary to have in order to join. “Names aren’t compulsory. I think you spend just as much time coming up with a pseudonym as it does getting your first skates,” Hannah said.


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Online redcoats.co.nz/RED17105

Asking price $125,000

If you are a first home buyer then this should be your first choice. Large lounge opening out to deck. Offering 3 bedrooms. Kitchen has been upgraded, separate shower box and separate toilet. Large garaging on flat well fenced sunny section.

For sale by Negotiation

Street credit, a lot of earthworks done. Great opportunity to purchase a section with views and size. Services are all to the top of the site. Plans for a big house are already done and ready to pass on to you if you require. View by appointment only, call today.

Paul Butcher p 04 564 5318 m 021 209 5645 e paul.butcher@redcoats.co.nz

Wayne Barton p 04 564 5127 m 021 744 116 e wayne@redcoats.co.nz p 04 212 6797 m 021 650 555 e tui.reid@redcoats.co.nz Tui Reid

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10 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuiomata

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