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Speeding buses and a lack of parking are two of the problems facing teachers, parents and children in early childhood centres in Wainuiomata. By Emma McAuliffe There is little to no road signs outside of manyhad centres in the Wainuiomata a special valley warning drivers to slow visit from a top social entrepredown. neur on Monday. Jack and Jill Kindergarten has David Engwicht, an Australbeen fi ghting with New Zealand ian social entrepreneur, was Buses for many years, finally asking Hutt South MP Trevor

Mallard for help. It is only since he got involved the bus company has responded. The kindergarten has two signs warning drivers of the centre, but these were only put up after a childtowas by a car a few invited givehita public seminar years back. on creating a great place by the “It is only a 2035 matterdevelopof time Wainuiomata before someone gets hit ment steering group to again.” see if says headwould teacher his ideas be Chris a goodMoses. fit for “I understand the drivers are Wainuiomata. on a schedule, buton they are 2going Continued page so fast.” Continued on page 2

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Nearly 40 people attended at last week’s Development Breakfast held monthly at the Louise Bilderbeck Hall. Every month Development Wainuiomata hosts a breakfast for the businesses of Wainuiomata to communicate with each other and listen to relevant guest speakers. Mark Futter from the Hutt Valley Chamber of Com-

merce spoke at April’s breakfast about what the chamber could do for local businesses. He said over 12,000 businesses were part of the chamber’s business programme. Mark told the group the many benefits of becoming members of the chamber. He ended his presentation with a slideshow about success and how struggle pays off in the long run. Apr i l’s me et i ng a lso

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Town centre Makeover? Continued from page 1 Over 20 people turned up at the library to attend his presentation on various town centres in New Zealand and Australia he had helped transform as part of his Creative Communities ‘7 Day Makeover’. David said the key to creating a great place was to consider it like “homemaking but in the public space”. He said other secrets to creating a great place were to reclaim the place and get people to stay there with memorable experiences and linger nodes. “If you’ve got a dead mall over here it’s because you’ve given up on it. I specialise in turning deficits into the town’s greatest asset,” David said. He said he hoped people would

begin observing their town centre following his presentation. “I hope what you get out of this is a feeling, not specifics. I want you to start observing.” Following the community meeting, David met with members of the steering group to decide whether a 7 Day Makeover would be the right fit for Wainuiomata’s town centre. Wainuiomata Making Stuff Happen Champion, Esther Venning, said the group had “fantastic feedback” from the seminar and group would be looking at the logistics moving forward.  Do you think Wainuiomata’s town centre needs a revamp? Let us know at news@wsn.



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Choir celebrates 40 years The Wainuiomata Choir sings together. By Emma McAuliffe

Around 60 people turned up to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Wainuiomata Choir at a special concert on Saturday evening. Chairwoman of the choir, Miriam Chamberlain, told the crowd the concert was an opportunity to celebrate and pay tribute to previous musical directors of the choir.

Their particular focus was on the two founders of the choir, John Knox and Bill McCabe. Current musical director, Sue Robinson, said John had a lot of “energy” for the choir and the music they sang. The choir was joined by Bill’s daughter, Fiona McCabe, for several numbers as a tribute to his work. Hutt South MP, Trevor Mallard, who spoke at the event,

said the “choral voice and the joy that comes with it is very, very special”. The group sang 14 songs from hymns to Handel. They ended with an arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’. Following the concert Miriam and Sue took the time to thank present and previous members of the choir and accompanists. Sue said the choir was “very

grateful” to their current pianist Elizabeth Marrison. Hazel Callow, one of the choir's founding members, spoke and thanked the audience. “We’re very grateful to you, our audiences, who have supported us throughout the years,” she said.  The Choir will be hosting a second concert on Sunday May 8 at St. Mark’s Church at

Community says “no deal” to bottle store By Emma McAuliffe

The community plight to close the liquor store has continued with a stand outside the mall over the past week. Louise Black said she had been “busy, busy, busy” at her stall with objection submission templates on Wednesday and Thursday of last week when she manned the stand for five hours a day. As part of assisting people with their submissions to the district licensing committee she had been taking photo’s on behalf of Trevor Mallard’s office of people with their arms crossed for “no deal”. Louise said she had got involved because she was against another bottle store opening in

Wainuiomata. “I just think it’s a backwards step considering everyone has tried so hard to keep a cap on it. It’s insulting to people,” she said. A Facebook page was set up earlier in the week entitled ‘Not another liquor store in Wainuiomata’ and has gained over 500 likes in the days since it has been set up. On Saturday, Hutt South MP, Trevor Mallard joined some of the working group as they aimed to get more submissions. He said he was pleased with how many submission the group had received so far. The group had aimed for over 100 submissions but was now well on the way to 200.

Annie! Tickets to Wainuiomata Little Theatre’s ‘Annie’ are now on sale from Clive’s Chemist on Queen Street. Show runs from Wednesday May 25 until Saturday June 4. There are no shows on Monday and Tuesdays. Tickets are selling fast so get in quick to avoid missing out.

Korokoro track reopens The popular Korokoro valley track in Belmont Regional park has reopened to the public following extensive work after last year’s floods. The repair works, along with tree felling, have created a safer and wider allweather track suitable for the large numbers of people who enjoy the beautiful sheltered area of the park. “We’re so excited to see this part of the valley open again for all our regular visitors, and also for the many new users we expect to come and see it for themselves”, said Amanda Cox, Parks Manager for Wellington Regional Council.

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Justice of the Peace A Justice of the Peace is located at the Wainuiomata Library on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm. Members of the Hutt Valley and Districts Justices of the Peace Association can assist members of the public with witnessing signatures, certifying documents and more.

Public meeting A meeting took place for the residents of Woodland Mews who may be affected by a new liquor store took place on Sunday. There will be a public meeting on Monday May 9 for all those interested in opposing the new bottle store at the Community Hall at 7pm.

Craft Group A craft group takes place at Wainuiomata Library every Thursday from 2pm- 4pm for peolpe to come together and craft with others. Do you have a craft you would like to let others in Wainuiomata know about? Let us know at

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North Street Ocean Star is one of Wainuiomata’s newest takeaway outlets and it could become one of the most popular. When the Wainuiomata News stopped by to have a chat with the owners five minutes after the store opened the place was already filled with customers. Store manager Liz Hetherington, said the owners Harry and Cherry Zhou opened up the shop in November 2015 and she joined the shop a week later. Liz said Ocean Star was different from other takeaway stores because the store was open seven days a week from morning to night. “The food is cooked really well here. Everything is cooked in front of everyone,” she said. She said the most popular deals at the shop were the Chinese special deals and the deep fried special packs. “The special packs are really popular,” she said. As for the fried food, the stuffed mushroom with garlic salt is definitely the perfect afternoon pick me up.

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The Dame Malvina Major Foundation assists young New Zealanders in the performing arts achieve their potential by providing education and training opportunities, supporting them to prepare for professional careers. It does this through a range of grants, prizes and scholarships. Up to $5,000 will be awarded by the Wellington Committee of the

Dame Malvina Major Foundation to a young person from the Wellington region of outstanding ability and real development potential in the performing arts. Previous recipients have included baritone Christian Thurston, violist Alice McIvor and soprano Isabella Moore. Dame Malvina Major said the Arts Excellence Awards were just

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Back to school for Bishop By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata High School’s stage challenge team had a visit from National List MP, Chris Bishop, last Friday. Mr Bishop attended a rehearsal for the group after deciding to donate funds to their cause. Mr Bishop said he wanted to help out Stage Challenge because he attended their fundraising sausage sizzle at the Youth Festival in March

and thought he could support the group. He told the 50 strong group he took part in Stage Challenge team when he attended HIBS in the early 2000s. He told the group it was an “awesome” thing to do whilst at High School. “There’s multiple ways of expression. I think it's awesome to see so many people here, especially during the school holidays,” he said. Mr Bishop was treated to a

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Triple visit for Grey Power By Emma McAuliffe

Hobbies, superannuation and the new bottle store were the leading topics at last Wednesday’s Grey Power meeting. Grey Power is a collective made up of people who promote the wellbeing and welfare of those in the 50s plus age bracket. Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard, Robbie Hinde and Bill Hamlin all visited to inspire the group in their areas of expertise. Robbie Hinde informed Grey

Power about the Menz Shed and the Pencarrow Lions and told the group both organisations were always on the lookout for new faces. Bill Hamlin spoke to the group about everything they needed to know about superannuation both in New Zealand and overseas. Mr Mallard took the opportunity to talk about the current submission process around the potential new liquor store and how people can get involved in objecting. He said only those with a greater interest in the area could apply.

“You’ve got to give a reason and you’ve got to say why,” Mr Mallard told the group. He told the organisation to visit his office on Queen Street should they need any assistance filling out their forms. Next month’s speaker is arranged to be Sarah Clark from the Ministry of Social Development.  Grey Power meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1.30pm at the Life City Church. Their next meeting will be on Wednesday May 25.

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The days are getting shorter, there is a chill in the air. It has been a fantastic summer, but soon winter will be here. A healthy immune system is the best defence against cough, cold and flu. So get yourself and your family prepared before the cold weather hits. • Stay active. It is tempting to stay on the couch but exercising regularly will improve your immunity and your mood. • Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water. If you don’t believe you are getting the right vitamins and minerals your pharmacist may recommend a multivitamin. Some multivitamins also contain immune supporting nutrients. • Have your flu vaccination. We can do this at Clive’s Chemist for you. Or this may be fully funded at your doctors so give them a call. • Buccaline is a product that can boost your body’s immunity. It protects against the bacterial complications of colds and flu. Talk to your pharmacist to see if it is suitable for you, your partner or your children • If you are asthmatic, take your reliever inhalers regularly. See your pharmacist to make sure you have the best technique so you are getting the most out of your medicines. • Is your house well insulated? There may be a subsidy available to help you with this. • Vitamin C and Zinc help to keep our immune system healthy. Vitamin C is found in food such as green vegetables, peppers, kiwifruit and citrus fruits. Zinc is found in oysters, red meat, beans and nuts. Vitamin C and Zinc are also available in tablet form. • There are a variety of products that help maintain a healthy immune system and general health and wellbeing. They contain ingredients such as echinacea, olive leaf and garlic. The team at Clive’s are your local health experts and we want to help you keep happy and healthy throughout winter. Get prepared!!

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

Q: Do you think Wainuiomata needs another liquor store?

Louise Black

Margaret Willard

Sally Godfrey

Elle Abel

Liz Hetherington

Tina Hura

“No deal. I think it’s a backward step.”

“Definitely not. It’s near a proposed retirement village and other places where people will be vulnerable.”

“No. There are too many already and it’s close to a children’s park.”

“I’m definitely against it.”

“Absolutely no.”

“I’m really anti it. No deal.”

LETTERS to the editor Dear Ed, I am so against the use of 1080 particularly in a forest that is easily trappable. Manufacture guidelines are it is not to be dropped in water-streams, creeks etc. How can the helicopters miss the water when it is liberally dropped from a bucket? Has there been any research on the long term effects on health of everything from 1080. NO. They want to wipe out all the pests (which is impossible) without thinking of long term side effects to other living organisms. As well as killing pests it kills every living creature

that breathes that digests the poison. It is indiscriminate and a very cruel way to kill. I tried looking for USFDA and their thoughts about cancer and 1080 as Ospri mentioned in your last article. Could not find anything... A friend of mine has said no to the drop on her land and still they have come back to talk her round and they plan another visit probably to try and wear her down but no is her final answer. Everyone stick to your guns. Susan Middleton (abridged) Wainuiomata

A word from

Mayor Ray Wallace The news that The Warehouse is considering its ongoing operation in Wainuiomata is concerning but there’s always a silver lining and this discussion may prove the catalyst to the mall getting a much needed makeover. Wainuiomata plays a significant role in our growth plans for Lower Hutt, in particular with regard to Greenfield developments. Council is investing in the infrastructure needed to support this and there will be more residents and quality housing coming. The Wainuiomata Development Plan provides a clear and cohesive plan for what this community wants to work towards. Recent retail spending data points to a higher growth in spending during 2015 in Wainuiomata than in our neighbouring cities, including Wellington City, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Lower Hutt. So with this current and future growth for Wainuiomata, it’s a great time to get on with this part of the plans for a more vibrant town centre. I was delighted to attend the Wainuiomata Good Neighbour Awards. Jill Summers was highly commended for her “big kind heart” and being inspiring and supportive, especially through gardening.

Tina Hura received the 2016 Good Neighbour Award. As well as being a great neighbour, Tina has also been a Community Patrol Volunteer, keeps two alley ways graffiti free in our Adopt-aSpot scheme and her neighbour Jo Baker says she “keeps all the neighbours’ kids happy.” In the recent discussions about community safety, these two are a great example of some of the positive steps we can take to be safer; know your neighbours, be inclusive and be involved in your community. On behalf of all of us I would like to thank these women for their outstanding contribution to our community. With warm regards,

Mayor - Lower Hutt

Hutt south campaign Dear Ed, Mike Grigg last week asked if the firm my partner Jenna has just started working for (Barton Deakin) is behind my campaign to try and win Hutt South in 2017. The answer is no. Jenna’s career is her own business, and unconnected to the work I’ve been

doing as a MP in the Hutt last year, this year, and will keep doing next year. I’m looking forward to a good contest in the 2017 election campaign. Regards, Chris Bishop National List MP based in Hutt South

Ban 1080 Dear Ed, I urge you to publish that 1080 should not be used in NZ. It is polluting our country and poisoning our native bird life and other things like insects which we need to benefit the soil and all wildlife. There have been dogs killed from eating secondary kill and birds that eat the maggots from dead possums as well. What about the trout in the streams that we ultimately eat if caught? What about people’s water supplies after it is dropped

in there? There is no real proof that it does break down properly. Please go and have a read of Bill Benfield’s books they have a huge amount of info as to why it should not be used. Go to You Tube and look up the Graf's video (Poisoning Paradise) there that has been banned from being shown here in NZ and yet it won awards overseas. Vicki Baxter (abridged) Wainuiomata

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Animates introduces its Autumn Winter 2016 collection for dogs

LEFT: Baxter in his on-trend purple jacket RIGHT: Bella in her winter knitwear

Making more out of mealtime in May ‘Make a Meal in May’ is officially underway, with Kaibosh, a Wellington and Lower Hutt food rescue organisation, kicking off their annual fundraising appeal this past weekend. Supporters are supposed to forgo a meal out, instead making a meal with friends, and donate the saved money to Kaibosh. You can support by yourself, at work, or from school, sharing anything from a morning tea to a five-course meal with friends, while donating to the cause. For Kaibosh General Manager Matt Dagger enjoying meals with loved ones and working for a worthy cause go hand in hand. ‘Make a Meal’ in May is a fun and easy way to spend time together while also making a real difference to people in our community who are struggling to make ends meet,” Matt said. Kaibosh makes supporting their organi-

sation’s mission as easy as possible. “People often ask how they can support Kaibosh’s work, and during May we’re happy to say that it’s as simple as getting your friends together for a meal,” Matt said. Supporters can enter the competition by completing the entry form available from Kaibosh’s website. For Kaibosh, 20 dollars can be turned into 33 meals for those communitymembers most in need. Kaibosh rescues more than ten tonnes of quality surplus food each month, distributing this to 45 community groups supporting those in need in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata at no cost to donors or those groups. The appeal will run throughout May, and more information can be found on

Animates, which has one of the biggest ranges of pet supplies and pet products in the country, has just launched its Autumn Winter 2016 collection for dogs. The range, which includes fashion and bedding, is designed to keep your dog warm as well as stylish this winter. The looks include: • Cozy outwear – cute and comfortable ways to keep your dog warm and protect them from the wind, rain or snow. As modelled by Baxter, who loves frisbees, cuddles and farmlife, the range features the Good 2 Go multi-stripe knit with pompom dog hat and a selection of super warm jackets in a range of fabrics and colours including this season’s on-trend colour purple. In addition there are doggy beds to match your pup’s style! • Statement coats – compliment your outdoor look with a statement coat for your precious pup. The range features a selection of super stylish coats ranging from the Bond & Co polka dot bomber dog jacket to the camo shearling wrap dog jacket.

The Yours Droolly dog mattress or square sided blue dog bed are also guaranteed to be a hit. • Winter knitwear – perfect for a wintery weekend out and about. As modelled by Bella, a sassy fashionista who has her own wardrobe, the range features a selection of snuggly and affordable jumpers including the cable knot Bond & Co Henley dog sweater and on-trend Argyle dog sweater. The one stop shop for all your pet requirements, Animates also offers a range of grooming services at selected stores to ensure your dog steps out in style. If you’re not sure about sizing why not come in and see our friendly staff who are on hand to help you with all your pet care needs. The Autumn Winter 2016 collection is now available in the Lower Hutt, Coastlands, Porirua and Kaiwharawhara stores as well as stores nationwide and online. Fashion range prices start from $14.98.  To view the collection or find out more about the grooming services go to

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An alternate road? Men find a place to hang out By Emma McAuliffe

A local woman has taken to the internet and restarted interest in developing another route into Wainuiomata. Rebecca Brauch started an online petition earlier this month to get the Hutt City Council to consider funding a second road in to Wainuiomata. Rebecca said she thought Wainuiomata should have an alternative entrance because the current route was dangerous and tough on cars.

“I’ve seen at least three people complain about having to go over the hill every day and how horrible it is on their cars. “The road is dangerous. If someone breaks down, there’s no room for them to move over to be safely out of the way of other people without driving completely off the road,” Rebecca said. She said it was also “crucial” Wainuiomata had an alternate entrance in case of emergency. So far Rebecca’s petition has gained over 600 signatures from residents around Wainuiomata. “People in Wainui care about their community and their suburb,” she said. Rebecca said she had done research into potential alternate entrances and she considered the Naenae route to be the “best option” however understood there were difficulties with any potential alternative road way. She said she had made a submission to the Hutt City Council on the possibility of Wainuiomata gaining another entrance.

By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata retired men have a place to hang out at the Menz Shed located at the old Wainuiomata Intermediate. A Menz Shed is a place for retired men to spend time with other likeminded men in an environment where the mind is kept active. There are 104 Menz Sheds in New Zealand. The Wainuiomata Menz Shed has been in operation since 2009. Secretary, Robbie Hinde, said it had been set up by the Pencarrow Lions following a public meeting. President, Barry Renshaw, said it was a place for men to come down to enjoy

the company of other guys and take part in hobbies including a pool table and a model train set for men to enjoy. “We’re getting a new dart board next week. Whatever people want to do they can do. I’m the gopher. I go for everything that needs to be done,” he said. Member, George Wright, who works on the model train said he worked on it with Keith White for a couple of hours each session. “It keeps us out of mischief,” George said.  The Wainuiomata Menz Shed meets every Monday, 10am-1pm at the old Wainuiomata Intermediate School. $3 per session.

Did you know -There has been interest in developing a second way into Wainuiomata since the 1880s, the most recent plan being in 2013 to build a road between Naenae and Wainuiomata.

Rebecca Brauch has started a petition to kick start interest in Wainuiomata gaining another entrance. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

- A tunnel was built through the Wainuiomata Hill between 1932 and 1980 originally as an alternate road way. It is now used by the Greater Wellington Regional council to pipe water between Wainuiomata and the rest of the Hutt Valley and Wellington.

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Wainuiomata’s “Unsung HEROES!” Do you know someone in Wainui who has done something great for our community, a school, club or just someone that needed a helping hand??? We’re searching again for “Wainuiomata’s Unsung Heroes” & we want to show how much we really appreciate them! Shhhh... There’ll be fantastic prizes for our local Heroes too! We’re asking for nominations, from YOU (the public) for these fabulous people from 6th April 2016 - 15th May 2016 so, like our Facebook page – “Wainuiomata’s Unsung Heroes” and tell us about your Hero today (Written nominations can be delivered to: Lisa Black at our Harcourts office at 32 Queen Street).

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Wednesday May 4, 2016


OPEN HOMES SUNDAY 8 MAY 17 Kumeroa Grove

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Wednesday May 4, 2016

Beads, beads, beads By Emma McAuliffe

From the Wainuiomata coast, to native birds to sea urchins, Hutt City Councillor, Margaret Willard, has been making beaded necklaces for all occasions. Margaret said she had been making the necklaces since the beginning of the year. She said she hoped 50 per cent of the profits made from selling the necklaces would go back to the Wainuiomata communitypreferably in a way to help young people get their driver licences. Margaret said each of her necklaces had a specific colour theme to represent a part of wildlife seen around Wellington and in Wainuiomata, such as the pukeko and the kowhai. “I made one called ‘sun, sea and sand’ and that was the colours of the Wainuiomata coast,” she said. Margaret said 70 per cent of the beads were recycled and their labelling was made of recycled paper. Margaret’s necklaces will be sold at Gift Hutt on High Street, Lower Hutt.

Margaret Willard and her recycled bead necklaces

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Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, will host a special public meeting on May 16 on turning the Hutt Valley into “Technology Valley”. We have a fantastic opportunity in the Hutt to build on our strengths and turn our city into a place where science, technology and high value manufacturing drive economic growth, new jobs and higher wages for Hutt residents,” Mr Bishop said. Meeting will take place at 7pm at The Mind Lab by Unitec, 25 Victoria Street, Petone. #getwellymoving

ple over five years. Under it, couples can apply for grants of up to $10,000 for a deposit on an existing home and up to $20,000 for a new-build. “Kiwi Saver HomeStart is part of the National-led Government’s wide, ongoing programme to improve housing supply and affordability. The overall programme includes freeing up more land for development, measures to help constrain building material costs and compliance costs, and steps to raise the productivity performance of the construction sector,” Mr Bishop said.

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Almost 700 first home buyers in the Hutt Valley have been helped in the first year of the Government’s HomeStart scheme. Since the scheme began on April 1 2015, 664 grants of up to $20,000 have been paid to first-home buyers in Lower and Upper Hutt. Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, said the HomeStart scheme has been helping more Hutt residents get a foot on the property ladder. “A big challenge for young people getting into home ownership is pulling together funds for a deposit. In the Hutt Valley the HomeStart scheme in its first year has provided $3.1 million in grants to 664 people to help them into their first home,” Mr Bishop said. “The HomeStart scheme is the most generous support a government has offered for first home buyers in a generation. Across the country almost 12,000 people have received $55.6 million in grants to help them into their first home. With interest rates at the lowest level for fifty years, now is the right time to buy a first home.” The $435 million HomeStart scheme has been projected to help 90,000 peo-

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HomeStart grants for Hutt Valley first-home buyers

Part of Wainuiomata’s civil defence team banded together last Friday to sign their submission to the Hutt City Council addressing black creek, civil defence and the Wainuiomata Hill. Paul Knox, Gabriel Tupou and Elle Abel are members of the Wainuiomata Resilience Network (WARN), a group in Wainuiomata dedicated to emergency response. The team described themselves as an “independent working group concerned with promoting preparedness in Wainuiomata for any major disaster”. They formed in May 2015. Gabriel said the group had three main priorities when it came to their submission to the Hutt City Council’s annual plan- black creek, civil defence centres in community hubs and an alternative route in to Wainuiomata. The group’s main priority was to address the need for another route in to Wainuiomata because in an emergency the town could be shut off from the rest of the region for days. “We could be potentially shut off from the world,” Elle said. The trio said while they could help in such an emergency they were not the be all and end all for civil defence in the valley. “We need to emphasise we are not it. Residents need to be prepared,” Gabriel said. The group recommended people had at least three days of supplies prepared in case of emergency. Paul said it was important to ad-

Three members of WARN gather to make a submission

dress black creek as part of their application was during the May flooding in Wainuiomata last year the water had risen to the brim of the river bed. The trio said having civil defence centres in all community centres in the Hutt Valley was important as

it provided the main line of communication throughout the rest of the Hutt.  To find out more about WARN head to the ‘Wainuiomata Resilience Network – WARN’ Facebook page or Wellington Region Emergency Management website.


Wednesday May 4, 2016

Wellington Better Home & Living Show for sustainable home, garden and better living. 6 - 8 MAY 2016 Fri, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm Solutions





Tomorrow’s Ideas, Today, at the Better Home & Living Show The Wellington Better Home & Living Show will throw open its doors this Friday, bringing with it the latest on how to improve our homes and our lifestyles. For three days, over 200 exhibitors will gather at the Westpac Stadium to showcase emerging trends, cuttingedge innovations and industry expertise. Five distinct sections will feature the best in homes, gardens, bodies and minds, transport and community groups. Even better, visitors will be treated to show-only bargains that they won’t find anywhere else. Director, Daniel Joll says, “This is a must-see event for those of us wanting to enhance our homes and improve our lives. Wellingtonians can look forward to a show packed with inspiration, innovation and expert advice. There will be a good range of heating options, plus a huge variety of beds and bedding. Kitchens, bathrooms, plants and garden equipment, furniture, home décor, flooring and solar solutions will be on display, as well as fuelefficient cars, health products, bee keeping, electric bikes – and everything in between. There really will be something for everyone.” One lucky show visitor will win “The Newstalk ZB Healthy You”, a fantastic home and lifestyle package worth $13,000. This comprises a Fujitsu e3 high wall heat pump and installation valued at $3,500 from Frost Industries; a Slumberzone Pandora queensize mattress and base valued at $3,699 from House of Beds; $3,000 worth of paint, wallpaper and/or curtains from Resene; plus home insulation from Insulmax to the value of $3,000. To enter, visitors only need supply their contact details on arrival. The winner will be drawn when the show closes on Sunday evening and will be announced on Newstalk ZB the following day. Winter is all about keeping the home warm and dry, so there will be a great selection of heating and insulation, along with more indulgent ways to keep warm. Saunas will be on offer, and for the first time at the show, Stoked Stainless Ltd will be featuring its stylish, wood-fired Hot tubs, electric spas and bath tubs. Each is handmade in New Zealand, using stainless steel and cedar - all will have an average of $300 discounted off it during the show. Just a few of the other stand-out show

specials can be found at the Kitchen Studio site, where they will be giving a maximum $5,000 giveaway with every kitchen booked at the show (conditions apply). The bulgari gold display kitchen, which will feature an alpine white benchtop, an island, corner pantry and double Smeg oven, will also be on sale for a super-special price. The team at the Gas Hub will be offering a free connection to natural gas if homes are within 40 metres of the gas main in the street, saving homeowners around $2,000. Meanwhile Mitre 10 will be taking 30% off the purchase price of Pink Batts and Green Stuff roof and underfloor insulation (both installed by Pink Fit). They will also be throwing in a free flue with every wood-burning fire bought at the show. In addition to a whole host of other showonly specials, the ‘Informed Living’ seminar series will provide hot tips and expert advice from industry professionals. The free daily talks will cover bathroom and kitchen design, renovating, maximising outdoor spaces, choosing colour and maintaining a healthy back. The show runs for three days, with the Sunday being Mother’s Day, so why not treat mum to a day filled with inspiration for the home and her wellbeing? In keeping with the occasion, the Wellington Floral Art Society’s ‘Designer of the Year’ competition is themed ‘To Mother With Love’. The popular show feature attracts entries from the region’s top floral designers and is always a crowd pleaser.

TOP: Amazing Pots will be showcasing their gorgeous range of indoor & outdoor pots, imported from Italy & South Africa. The pots are durable but light-weight & are so stylish that they don’t need plants to look good. LEFT: Check out the foldable electric bikes from Ezirider that fit in your boot and have a 60 km range. RIGHT: Stoked Stainless Steel Ltd will have their handmade, wood-fired hot tubs, electric spas and bath tubs on display.


The ‘Informed Living’ Seminar Series Free daily seminars - Fri, Sat & Sun (located downstairs, between aisles 4 & 5, on the left) 10.30 am 11.30 am 12.30 pm 1.30 pm 2.30 pm 3.30 pm

This is just a minute taste of what is on offer – for a full serving, head to the Better Home & Living Show and experience it for yourself!

Westpac Stadium, Waterloo Quay 6-8 May 2016 Fri, Sat & Sun 10-5

Adult $8, Senior Special (Fri) $5, Under 16 free

Painting Sustainably Resene Colour Expert Achieving Renovations In Budget & On Time Experts from Refresh Renovations Designing Your Dream Bathroom Jeff Barnes, Bathroom Direct Inspiring Kitchen Design & Latest Trends Debra & Tony DeLorenzo, One Ranfurly Ltd Maximising Outdoor Spaces Steph Smith, Big Mac Slabs Furniture How to Keep Your Back in Top Condition Dr Roz Griffiths, Chiropractic Balance

THE BETTER WAY TO FLOSS Floss with water. The New Aquapick AQ - 300 is quick, effective, and gentle. Perfect for those with implants, bridges, braces, retainers… See us this weekend at the Better Home and Living Expo at the Westpac Stadium.


For general enquiries you can email Should you have a more specific enquiry you can also contact one of the District Officers or Field Officers. Simply call 0800 PEOPLE (0800 - 736 753). Your call will be answered by one of our designated 0800 officers. Answer phones may be operating in some areas at certain times. Should this be the case, just leave your name and number and we’ll call you back.

Empowering you to be a successful speaker Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is more than 332,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations. We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Toastmasters hold four annual speech contests and one contest goes through from club to international level. District 72 New Zealand takes pride in having had two World Champions of Public Speaking - David Nottage in 1996 and Brett Rutledge in 1998. David was the first New Zealander to win the World Championship, and has since established himself as a successful communication and public speaking trainer. When Brett joined a Toastmasters club he did not imagine that public speaking would provide him with a way of turning his unusual talent of imitating famous voices

into a full-time career as a corporate speaker and entertainer. In 2010, Robin Grieve was one of the nine finalists in the World Championship contest, although he was unplaced. In 2011, Kingi Biddle repeated Robin’s achievement as a World Championship finalist, but was also unplaced. In 2013, Kingi Biddle was runner-up to the World Champion. The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

Fernlea gets freaky

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lins, staff at the school say the costumes were some of the best they have ever seen. Fernlea Primary School got a little bit In this photo, teacher Anthony Kleinjan scary last week, holding a spooky disco and students Ruby Keomary, Sophie to raise money for the school. Neary, Lily Carr and Prashvi Shankar Composed by Tony Watling 27th April 2016 Students dressed up as ghosts and gob- show off their costumes.


They fought on land the sea and sky. To kept the foe at bay. And our old Soldiers never Die. They only smell that way. Composed by Tony Watling 28th. 2015 Time has come for lasting Peace. And laws that make that be. Disarm the world make warfare cease. A sight we all need see.

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Applications are available at our recruitment office or at the security gate based in the Ngauranga George in Wellington. Contact Barry 472 7987 or 021 276 6654.

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EDUCATION SUCCESS INITIATIVE COMMUNITY WORKER - STRATEGIC The applicant for this role will be able to take on a challenge and deliver. You will be part of the team that currently delivers free education information to Wainuiomata families and their students through a variety of events held in the valley. This role is a mixed bag and will require the successful candidate to be skilled in planning and delivery of multiple streams of work, be strategic in thinking, planning and tactical in output, be able to build relationships and trust quickly in order to deliver quality education information to the Wainuiomata Community. You will act with integrity, confidentiality and without judgement, you will be solution focused and be able to work in a team as diverse, intelligent and challenging as the community you will be working in. You will be au fait with the standard MS toolset and digital camera's. Please send your CV and cover letter to the email address provided before Friday 6 May 2016, 12pm. If you have any questions please contact Annie Roberts on 0274 524 277 CV's and cover letter to be sent to Annie at

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this season. There were attempts by the Vikings but the Lions held a strong defence and a stronger attack. The Reserves beat Titahi Bay Marlins 48-10 on the same day and Wainuiomata Seniors won 58- 26 against Waione St Petone the Victoria46Hunters. Ph: 5685989 Open Sat 9am-3pm The Premiers next game will be Formerly cpa spares against the Petone Panthers Premiers at McEwan Park in Petone. Funeral Director

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Wednesday May 4, 2016


Sports talk with…

with Jacob Page Bunker ducking, perfection unattainable

Fantastic weekend for hockey It was a fantastic weekend of hockey for the Wainuiomata women's teams. The reserve team played their best game to date against Harbour City which resulted in a one all draw. The team played some excellent hockey showing great team work throughout the game with constant improvement and growth of confidence. The goal was scored by

striker Whitney Morgan The Premier 3 team took to the field with one goal in mind to play a structured, positive game. There was some beautiful team passing throughout the field which resulted in the scoring of 5 goals. The final score was 5 nil to Wainui which secured them a bonus point. The goal scorers were Paris Coleman, Kirsten O'Donnell,

Navada Blake and two to Jo Martin. The game’s result moved them to the top of the Premier 3 grade in the grading round. Captain Jo Martin said with the important Promotion/ Relegation games coming up in a couple of weeks it was exciting to see the team coming together so well on the field and playing some exceptional hockey.

National Senior Tournament to be held at Wise Park Wainuiomata has been chosen by the New Zealand Maori Rugby League (NZMRL) to host this year’s national senior tournament during Labour Weekend. Wise Park will be the location of the 24th annual tournament. Wellington has a proud history with NZMRL, having hosted three tournaments including the 1993 inaugural tournament in Sea View. Chairman of the NZMRL, John Devonshire said “we have been working through a process with the Hutt City Council and are thrilled that the event can return to the province after a 15-year break”. Local Maori teams Te Awa Kairangi, Te Aroha and Te Whanganui-a-Tara will share hosting duties for the Labour Weekend tournament, which will see up to 25 teams in three sections converge at Wise Park. “These teams have been loyal supporters of our kaupapa so it’s only right that we honour their request to host this year’s event,” said John. Registrations for teams entering the Wahine Toa, Waka and Rohe sections close Friday 7 October, for the tournament taking place 22-23 October.  For more information, please go to or contact the NZ Māori Rugby League Facebook page.

on replay and then the television commentators give their opinions which often sway the opinions of those watching at home. Technology should be used to lessen terrible decisions not debatable decisions, not 50-50 decisions but absolute howlers. I’m talking about terrible lbw decisions in cricket, caught behinds in cricket, shots that are called out in tennis when they are in by six inches and vice versa. The kind of decisions where officials happily admit they got it wrong post-match that should be overturned. Sport is played by humans and they make mistakes and so do officials. People who want perfection anywhere in life are doomed to disappointment but if terrible decisions can be eliminated then the technology is doing its job.

Sport Maker of the Year Moana Kuma has been named as a finalist for the NZ Lotto Sport Maker Volunteer of the Year Award. She is being recognised for her commitment to giving back to the Wainuiomata community, particularly in the area of Youth Sport. The community can get behind Moana and vote for her by heading to www. moana-kuma-wellington daily until May 15.

We all need our own space AGREE DISAGREE The Wainuiomata Lions play at Wise Park where the NZMRL tournament is set to be held later this year #getwellymoving

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Whitney Morgan celebrates her goal. PHOTO: Supplied

Technology is not going to make every on-field decision correct but it should eliminate awful human blunders in officiating sport. The issue was once again in the limelight a couple of weeks ago after Warriors utility Solomone Kata was ruled to have grounded the ball in his own in-goal area by the NRL’s video bunker system. The on-field referees in-field said play on but were overruled by the officials watching the television. The subsequent goal line drop out allowed Manly to score and take the game by the scruff of the neck. It seemed like the right call but a terrible way to get there. The NRL’s bunker system can intervene on some things but not others and that’s the issue with technology. Often it opens a can of worms. Plays look different slowed down


Wednesday May 4, 2016

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VILLAGE 15 Gawler Grove


PENCARROW 16 Trelawney Road






For sale by Negotiation

This 3 bedroom home with elevated views fetures new carpet and fresh paint throughtout. Gas heating plus insulation in the ceiling and underfloor means you will be nice and cosy all winter long.

For sale by Negotiation

This is the 1st time this home has been on the market for 46 years. As the pictures show, this home has been well looked after. 3 good size brms, aluminium joiney, sep bathroom & toilet, & large living areas. All set on a lovely, private, elevated section. A large deck & garage with auto door. Pick up the phone today as this home will not last!

Paul Butcher

Paul Butcher

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ARAKURA 11 Wellington Road


ARAKURA 258 Wellington Road





This well presented 3 bedroom home is ready for you to move in. Modern decor with the exterior repainted February 2016. Open plan living/dining opens onto a private decked area and the back yard is flat and fully fenced for children and animals. The remodelled bathroom has a separate shower box and there is a separate toilet.

For sale by Enquiries Over $250,000

3 Bedroom home featuring modern kitchen and bathroom, and heated by woodburner. Outside is a blank canvas, so choose a colour and do it your way.

Asking price $240,000

Paul Butcher

Sharyn Paaka-Palelei

p 04 564 5318 m 021 209 5645 e

p 04 830 2160 m 027 858 2199 e

PARKWAY 20 Konini Street


CENTRAL 17 Heath Street






Located close to primary, Intermediate and high school this lovely 4 bedroom family home must be seen! Polished floors throughout and DVS system. Good size family lounge. Modernised kitchen with dishwasher. Dining room captures the afternoon sun with doors opening onto a fantastic deck area. Bathroom with shower over bath and seperate toilet. Wayne Barton p 04 564 5127 m 021 744 116 e

Tui Reid

For sale by Negotiation

Buying a home in such a central location guarantees you excellent sun all year round. The property offers 4 bedrooms, lovely modern kitchen and a large lounge opening out to a private garden setting. One run carpet throughout, 2 heatpumps and a pellet fire for the winter months. Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

For sale by Negotiation

Linda Turner p 04 564 5317 m 021 645 098 e

p 04 212 6797 m 021 650 555 e

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PENCARROW 51 Berkeley Road


VILLAGE 71 Peel Place






Here is a great 1st home for anyone wishing to escape the rental treadmill & start your home ownership dream. This 3 brm home has a spacious open plan dining/lounge warmed by a heatpump. Separate galley style kitchen. Nice bathroom with shower over bath. Sep toilet and laundry. If it's extra space you need then how about 2 rooms in the sleepout! Wayne Barton p 04 564 5127 m 021 744 116 e

Tui Reid

p 04 212 6797 m 021 650 555 e

For sale by Negotiation

Located in the popular area of Homedale is this well cared for 3 bedroom home. Modern kitchen/dining, new carpet with neutral colour throughout, this home will appeal to all families. Spacious lounge, modern athroom with shower over bath. Never run out of hot water with a gas infinity system. The roof has been replaced 2 years ago. Wayne Barton p 04 564 5127 m 021 744 116 e

Tui Reid

For sale by Negotiation

p 04 212 6797 m 021 650 555 e

10 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuiomata

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