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Batter off to Maryland Continued from page 1 His mother, Shelley Mumu, said baseball was not a very popular sport in New Zealand and most teams were based in Auckland. She said Tane had a five day trial in Auckland to make the international squad which would play teams from all over the world. Tane said he had wanted to play baseball for the “better opportunities” which would come from the sport. He said he felt “pretty good” after making an international squad after playing one season of baseball. “He was pretty rapt. Not many kids from Wainuiomata get this sort of opportunity,” Shelly said. Shelley and Tane said there was currently a Give a Little page in operation to help fundraise for Tane’s trip overseas. The page was set up by Shelley and Neil Mumu as there was “no funding provided” to get Tane to Maryland. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Shelley and Neil said on the Give a Little page.  To help Tane fundraise for his trip overseas visit

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Win for community patrol By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata Community Patrol members were recognised for their hard work at the weekend after a ceremony at the CPNZ Wellington District AGM. The patrol won the award for the most hours worked per person in 2015. The Wainuiomata Community Patrol is made up of eight to nine fully trained members and a few trainees. Paul Knox, Wainuiomata Community Patrol coordinator, said the group was “the eyes and ears” for police in Wainuiomata. The volunteers take turns patrolling the streets looking for suspicious activity two to three nights a week. The Wainuiomata News joined Paul and Tracey Mansfield on a patrol at the weekend to discover how they operate. The pair said they drove around looking for areas of issue in Wainuiomata.

A local girl has decided to take on the guys and service cars around the valley. Louise Ludlow, 17, has been doing work experience at Dave Smith Motors for the past fortnight as she trains to become a mechanic. She said servicing cars was something she had always wanted to do and the work experience had been “really good” so far. “I love it,” Louise said. Louise said she was the only girl currently doing her course and would love to see other girls give it a go. Owner, Dave Smith, said he has had two or three girls

inbrief news It’s a Hard Knock Life Limited tickets are still available for shows in the second week of Wainuiomata Little Theatre’s production of “Annie”. The show follows the adventures of an orphan girl, Annie. The production opens Wednesday, May 25 and closes on Saturday, June 4, starting at 7.30pm. It will take place at the Wainuiomata Little Theatre, at the old Wainuiomata College on Moohan Street. Tickets are available from Clive’s Chemist.

WINNERS: The Wainuiomata Community Patrol with Ray Wallace after their win on Saturday. PHOTO CREDIT: Hutt Safe City Facebook.

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They said for the most part issues were with “naughty kids” looking to tag, drink and cause general mischief. Tracey said after 11 years of patrolling “you just sort of know” whether people were up to no good on the street. “I think for the most part Wai-

Registrations are open for King of the Hill, taking place on Sunday, July 3. The fun run will go through the Wainuiomata township before heading to the summit of Wainuiomata Hill and back again. Last year more than 400 people took part. People can register at, at the Wainuiomata Library or at the i-SITE on Laings Road in Lower Hutt. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for under 18s and free for under 5s.

nui is quite safe on the streets,” she said. “Ninety nine per cent of the community supports us,” said Paul. The pair said they had a good relationship with the police, who were always open to coming over to Wainuiomata in case

of strife. “The good thing is if we’re in trouble they’ve always got our backs,” Tracey said.  For more information head to the Wainuiomata Community Patrol Facebook group or www.

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do work experience with him over the years and a couple were still in the trade. Louise and Dave agreed the work at Dave Smith Motors was different to what she had already experienced as part of her course at G&H Training. “At course it’s all theory but this is all practical. Everything they do I do, like they will do one side and then I will do the other,” Louise said. Dave said Louise had been a “really good” member of the team. “It’s been good providing her with an opportunity. So far we’ve been getting her used to the hands-on work but we’re getting there,” he said.

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Tree takes a hit in storm

Stars in their skies Dr Pauline Harris of Victoria University and the Society for Māori Astronomy, Research and Traditions will be giving a talk at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library on Friday June 10 to share an insight into how Maori used celestial objects. The free, all ages event is hosted by the Hutt City Wednesday 4, 2015 Libraries inNovember association with the Hutt 3 City STEMM Festival. If the sky is clear participants will have the opportunity to look through telescopes provided by the Wellington Astronomical Society. Event runs from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.

By Emma McAuliffe

A local man had a surprise earlier this month when a gust of wind blew over a 50 foot

tall pine tree at his home in the village. Bob Sewell and his neighbours had a lucky escape as due to the direction of the fall

the tree missed doing a great deal of damage to either house. The tree fell across the boundary line of Bob and his neighbour’s sections, crush-

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Wainuiomata Primary School Gala This Saturday Wainuiomata Primary Dr Tom School is hosting a School Gala.

The school is fundraising so that all Dr Tom is an Emergency the senior students get Department the opportudoctor and withcamp overthis 25 years nity to go theGP school year. ofThis experience working around New will be taking place down the school between 2 and 6pm ona SaturZealand. He will be giving free day. community talk on healthy thinking For more information this atWainuiomata Communityabout Hall this please contact the school. Thursday, May 26 from 2.30pm until 4pm as part of his time with Healthy Families Lower Hutt. Topics covered will include how to live healthier, how to inspire others and how to motivate yourself to get what you want. For Last week the Wainuiomata News more information head to www. reported that Lynette Stewart was in a phot with Bonnie MacBeth when it was Cherrie Tinetti. Cherie did a lot of hard work in the process of planning for the jubilee and the school would like to thank her for this.

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Hutt City Council has partnered with local arts organisation Letting Space to run Common Ground: Hutt Public MP for Hutt South Art Festival – Groundwater in February 2017. This is the second Common Ground Festival after the 2015 564debut 4988 saw High Street come alive with events includingElectorate a recreated Clinics 1960s Elbe’s Milk Bar, a 24 clothing For anyhour issues you’d sweatshop and a Pacifi c Island like to talk readabout ing room. The 2017 Festival - Groundwater aims to raise awareness of the river, streams and local water table.


ing the fence and shed in his neighbour’s property. Bob said he thought the tree may have fallen in the early hours of the Friday morning following the storm a fortnight ago, however he did not hear the tree come down and neither did his neighbours. Bob said he believed the tree may have been struck by a “freak gust” of wind which uprooted the tree from the ground. He said he had been using the tree as part of his mountain radio business since 1977 to hang communication aerials off. “I don’t think the roots were particularly deep. The tree didn’t fail. It was the ground that failed,” he said. Bob said he had the opportunity to have the tree felled a while ago but turned it down. “It’s my only regret,” he said. STORM HITS: The tree which fell down on Bob Sewell’s property

Young minds to get scientific Children across the Hutt Valley will have the opportunity to experiment and learn in laboratories thanks to Hands on Hutt Science. As part of the Hutt City Council-led initiative classrooms in some schools will be made into laboratories for children to experiment and learn just like working scientists. The initiative won a $30,000 grant from the Unlocking Curious Minds Fund earlier this month which will fund the project. It will be run in low decile primary and intermediate

schools as a classroom is turned into a laboratory, enabling children to experiment as working scientists. It will be complemented by afterschool programmes for the students. The focus will be on practical experiments and the chance for children to meet scientists from institutions and companies in the Hutt Valley. Director Anne Ryan said $30,000 was a significant boost for Hutt Science and meant it would reach more children with Hands on Hutt Science. “Our goal is to get young people in Lower Hutt from

every background to embrace science and technology, meet scientists and consider science as a career,” she said. “It’s fantastic to have support from the Unlocking Curious Minds Fund and the recognition that Hutt Science is making a difference to young people’s lives.”



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Expo to show off youth talents By Emma McAuliffe

TiHei Rangatahi will be celebrating the launch of their latest projects at a special event this Friday. Youth Week comes as part of a community hub expo celebrating the different things available for youth at the community hub. TiHei Rangatahi will be launching their album “Mana Ake” as well as a YouTube channel and a music video for member Reriti Moeahu’s song “Manu Tui”. TiHei Rangatahi organiser, Renee Davies, said the launch was to “showcase the awesome

youth talent in the community”. She said it was also the opportunity to get Nui FM back into the public eye. “We want to get it back out there again,” Renee said. She said the youth had the opportunity to host radio shows on the station guided by Bennett Pomana. TiHei Rangatahi would also be hosting tours around the community centre to show the community what takes place at the venue.  TiHei Rangatahi Youth Expo 5pm to 7pm at the Wainuiomata Community Hub.

EXCITED TO PERFORM: TiHei Rangatahi Youth will be taking part in a launch this Friday

Youth Week activities at the hub There will be activities for youth week happening until Sunday in the community hub. On Wednesday the youth from TiHei Rangatahi will be performing an acoustic set at the Wainuiomata Library ahead of their album launch on Friday. Thursday will mark the launch of the Teen Suggestion Panel. The panel aims to give youth the opportunity to have their say on what the library provides for young people as well as a chance to get to

know others with similar interests. On Friday the Hub will be hosting a Youth Expo which will give the opportunity for the different services available at the hub to advertise themselves to youth. Youth Week will finish on Sunday, May 29 after a weekend of origami and dot to dot at the library.  For dates and times of events visit the Wainuiomata Community Hub or head to huttcitylibraries.

Are you prepared? By Emma McAuliffe

A local woman is encouraging people to get prepared for an emergency and stock up on water. Deborah McIvor said she was inspired to begin campaigning for better water storage following the Christchurch Earthquakes. She said residents had to prepare adequate water storage for their household in case a disaster happens in Wellington. “Wainuiomata could go for days without water. We’re going to have to be self-sufficient,” she said. Deborah said 200L water tanks were available for $105 from the Wainuiomata Library but residents would need to pre-order them first. “What price do you put on being prepared?” She said she had made a submission to council regarding the water tanks being made free for households. “Most people want to live in a community where they’re valued and cared for,” she said. Council heard annual plan submissions last week. Final decisions will be made regarding individual submissions will be made in early June.  For more information on preparing for emergencies head to

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Q: Why do you think Pink Shirt Day is important?

Charlotte Carr, Wainuiomata “To stop bullying”

Eli Jellicoe, Wainuiomata “For connecting and thinking with each other.”

Brian Woolley, Wainuiomata “To learn to go tell a teacher or your mum.”

Logan Woolley, Wainuiomata “To help kids and the people who are being bullied.”

Kath McGuinness, Wainuiomata “To promote anti-bullying and being able to be yourself.”

Sarah McIntyre, Wainuiomata “Because everyone should be able to express themselves and feel comfortable with who you are.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

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Dear Ed, If Mr Wallace and Deputy Mayor Bassett think it is good enough to add 90 new houses because we have “good facilities for families” what are they? Where are they? Time they took a good look at Wainui. Do they live in some sort of cloud in the sky? Time they started thinking of upgrading the “Facilities”. Where are the shops? Where are they going to do their shopping? There are certainly no facilities

down Wise Street unless that is where they plan to put the bottle store. What happened to the upgrading of the Mall? Get off your backsides and out of your high offices and use your brains and stop always labelling Wainui in the cheap category. We have a lot of good people here treat us right. Make it the great place it used to be. Rosalie Bennett Long-time resident of Wainuiomata

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“Last year we celebrated the incredible work of Bob Rowell, Star Olsen, Eileen Curry, Bill Sharp, Dylan Singh and Thomas Maharaj. “We know that this year there are some equally deserving volunteers out there, who deserve to be recognised for their devotion to the community.” If you know any unsung heroes in either category, please fill out a nomination form available from Council, any of our libraries, or our website at huttcity.govt. nz/civicawards. Nominations close 5pm on Friday, May 27 for this year’s Hutt City Council Civic Awards.

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Students prepare for trip to Japan By Emma McAuliffe

High school students are beginning to prepare for their trip overseas next year. Seven Wainuiomata High School students studying Japanese and Tourism will be travelling to Japan next year for two weeks. As part of their trip they will be visiting a Japanese school and have the opportunity to experience a different way of life.

Katie Attwell, a student at the school, said she was most looking forward to experiencing a “difference in culture”. Brock English said he wanted to see the “differences in technology”. “They have robots in Japan,” he said. The students all agreed going to Disneyland Japan would be a highlight of the trip. The group will be fundraising

Readers had the chance to snuggle up in their pyjamas with a book at the library on Tuesday night. Hutt City Libraries, in cooperation with the Book Discussion Scheme, took part in Book Night on Tuesday, May 24 and invited readers to join in and come along in their pyjamas. The event aimed to motivate hundreds of readers across the country to come together and spend part of their evening reading. Individuals, families and groups participated by reading for at least 15 minutes anytime during Tuesday evening. Four libraries stayed open late for Book Night – Naenae, Wainuiomata and War Memorial and Petone. Petone Library offered bedtime stories and hot chocolate as part of their Book Night. Libraries Divisional Manager Sandra Mann said the libraries were “proud to be supporting this first-ever Book Night”. “People [enjoyed] the fun of snuggling up in their PJs with a good book,” she said.

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DID YOU KNOW? •127 million people live in Japan which makes it the 10th most populated country in the world. • Sumo is Japan’s national sport, although it is believed baseball has the most spectators. • There are over 70 flavours of Fanta in Japan.

Technology Valley concept boosted by Curious Minds

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Four projects from Hutt Valley organisations have been successful in the 2016 Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund announced this week by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce. The fund, launched in 2015, delivers science and technology experiences for young people and communities throughout New Zealand. Lower Hutt based GNS Science was awarded funding for three different projects, while the Hutt City Council was funded to deliver a Hands On Hutt Science programme. The projects at GNS include ‘Action Planet’, a hands-on approach to help youth with learning disabilities learn about Planet Earth, ‘Sensors in schools’, a project to measure air quality inside schools throughout the Hutt Valley, and ‘Dinosaur Footprints’, a collaboration with Collingwood Area School in Takaka. The Hutt City Council has been awarded funding for ‘Hands on Hutt Science’, a project that transforms the classroom into a laboratory with children working as scientists. National List MP in the Hutt Valley, Chris Bishop, said the successful projects from GNS Science and the Hutt City Council demonstrate the capacity for the Hutt Valley to become a centre for technology, science and innovation in New Zealand. “The success of these applicants reflects the growing status of the Hutt Valley as a leader in technology and science in New Zealand,” he said. “The four successful projects will de-

velop the curiosity of young people in the Hutt and in other parts of New Zealand. “Their creativity in reaching young people that have limited opportunities to engage with science and technology will be the catalyst for turning the Hutt Valley into Technology Valley. “On Monday I held a public meeting bringing together a number of industry and community leaders, along with experts and innovators to discuss how we can transform the Hutt Valley into Technology Valley. High on the agenda was the success of these projects along with previous successful applications. “The success of the 2016 funding round follows the successful award of funding to Koraunui Primary School in 2015. The Hutt Valley really is leading the way in community-based approaches to teaching science to young people.”

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SPORTY IN PINK: P.E. Staff at Wainuiomata High School don pink basketball uniforms

Pretty in pink to say no to bullying By Emma McAuliffe

Students and teachers from around Wainuiomata painted the town pink last week to celebrate Pink Shirt day. Pink Shirt day is held annually to raise awareness about the harm of bullying, celebrate diversity and promote positive relationships.

It has been recognised in New Zealand since 2009. Both Fernlea School and Wainuiomata High School took part in Pink Shirt day last Friday. This was the second year Fernlea School has taken part in Pink Shirt Day. Principal Tony Field said the school celebrated Pink Shirt

Day as part of their learning about bullying. He said the students had learned about how to respond to bullying in their school assembly. He said telling someone was the most important step to take if someone was being bullied. “You take away a bully’s power if you tell someone

about it,” he said. Staff and students at Wainuiomata High School also got involved and wore pink on the day. It was the first time the school had taken part in Pink Shirt day and students learnt about how to treat each other in their Manaaki classes over the week.

Physical education staff took to the gym in bright pink basketball uniforms. H e a d o f fa c u lt y K a t h McGuinness said it was important to be aware of Pink Shirt day to celebrate uniqueness. “It’s important to feel comfortable with who you are,” she said.

Hui hits town By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata will be playing host to some big acts this weekend when Hui in the Nui hits town. This is the fourth year the New Zealand Music Month celebration has taken place. Promoter, Moe Coffey, said he first got the idea from a friend of his who performed in a band. “It was a really random inspiration which led to Hui in the Nui. It’s become a real celebration of New Zealand music and local artists,” he said. Moe said part as part of the criteria for Hui in the Nui, 50 per cent of the artists must be local to the area.

WINNING: Nadia MacDonald and Jared Paku came first in each of their sections

Double win for students By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata High School hosted the Wellington and Wairarapa Nga Manu Korero regional competition recently and came away with two wins. Students Jared Paku and Nadia MacDonald took out their respective sections at the annual event held a fortnight ago. Nga Manu Korero is a secondary school competition held across New Zealand to encourage Maori students to become more confident when speaking in both Maori and English. Speech categories are junior Maori

and English and senior Maori and English. Wainuiomata High School had four students competing on the day — one in each section. Jared came first in the junior Maori section and Nadia won the senior English section. Jared’s speech was called “Ko Maua Ko Paku Hoe” and focused on the importance of his paddle in relation to his day-to-day life. Nadia spoke about how time waits for no one. Head of Maori Department, Matauranga Te Rauna, said all four students who competed on the day did “extremely well”.

He said although 2015 had had some “pretty big” acts, 2016 stood to be bigger, with popular artist Scribe headlining the evening. “This is the first year we’ve had Scribe. I think it’s safe to say this would be the biggest line up we’ve had,” he said. Moe said although he organised and promoted events around Wellington and beyond, Hui in the Nui was a particularly important one for him. “Wainuiomata is my hometown. It’s my way to do something to give back to the community.” Hui in the Nui is on this Saturday, May 28 at the Fitzroy Tavern. Tickets are available from Eventfinda.

Community support in direction Council is taking the city The Hutt City Council heard oral submissions regarding the Annual Plan last week. Council received over 1200 submissions to the 2016/2017 Annual Plan, with 127 individual and group submitters indicating their interest to speak on a variety of topics. The hearings took place at the Council Chambers on Laings Road on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. Chief Executive Tony Stallinger said the Hutt City Council was “delighted with the level of feedback from our community”. “This year almost 84 per cent of our community who responded supported our Council continuing to invest in the rejuvenation of the city through key infrastructure projects.

“This is the highest level of support I have seen in my nine-year tenure as Chief Executive at Hutt City Council.” Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace said, “Receiving over 1200 submissions in this year’s consultation period is a tremendous result, and the public hearings are an event that I personally look forward to every year.” Items that received a strong level of community interest include, city-wide rejuvenation initiatives, one hour free car parking in the CBD, cycling and walking infrastructure projects and the Stokes Valley Hub proposal. The Community Plan Committee will debate the Annual Plan on Thursday, June 2.

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Winning the games By Emma McAuliffe

ing Memorial Trophy at Jerry Collins Stadium in Porirua this Saturday. Wainuiomata Women’s returned for another win at the weekend after their loss to the Norths the previous week. The women won against Marist St Pats 67-0. The team remains third on the table to win the Fleur’s Trophy. They will return this week to play Johnsonville-Tawa at Alex Moore Park in Johnsonville.

The Wainuiomata Premiers had a great game on Saturday following two weeks of losses. Wainuiomata beat Johnsonville at William Jones Park 67-5. Wainuiomata had a strong attack and stronger defence — Johnsonville had their first and only look in during the second half of the match. Wainuiomata will be playing Northern United for the Alf Keat-

MISS: Johnsonville tries to take down Wainuiomata

Legend remembered Wainuiomata rugby players have worn black arm bands recently as they remembered David WiniataSkipper. David died on Friday, May 13. He was well known in Wainuiomata for his community spirit and involvement with the Rugby and

Rugby League clubs. He also worked at Wainuiomata High School and won the Community Service Award in recognition of his 12 year service to the school in 2013. Founding member of Sport Wainuiomata Inc and sport coordinator at Wainuiomata High School,

Peter Cowan, said David was dedicated to “ensuring that all young people had access to sport” and was “instrumental in ensuring all kids got the opportunity to participate and compete”. “He coached rugby, rugby league, touch and volleyball. As a member of the

Wainuiomata High School staff he was passionate about youth, particularly those who were classed as at risk and hard to reach. “Through his work in this area he was able to positively influence the lives of many young men and women.” David’s funeral was on

Thursday, May 19. His casket was carried around Frederick Wise Park and William Jones Park before being taken to Foxton to be laid to rest. The Wainuiomata News would like to offer their condolences to David’s family and friends at this time.

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Up grade for women’s hockey

League Results The Wainuiomata Lions Premier team had a bye at the weekend but will return to the game this Saturday. The team will play the Randwick Kingfishers this Saturday at Naenae Park. The Presidents played the Petone Panthers Reserves and won 86-4 on Saturday. Their next game will be against the Kingfisher Reserves at Naenae Park. The Reserves played the Kingfishers Sen2 on Saturday and won 76-6. Next game details are yet to be made available.

RUGGING UP: Jo Martin, Whitney Morgan and Janine Smith try to keep warm before their match PHOTO: Supplied

Hockey had a great weekend with two wins despite the terrible weather. The Women’s Premier team worked their way up to the Premier 2 grade after a game against the Indians on Saturday. The team dominated in attack from the very first whistle and when they were pushed to defend were very strong. The final score was 9-0. Captain Jo Martin said “every player stepped up their game on Sunday and the team just gelled together, I am so proud of them all". “Thank you to the big crowd of supporters from Wainui who braved the cold wet conditions to come out and support us, we

appreciate the cheering from the sideline and it’s great that people are able to see the success of this team,” she said. The team now looks forward to the challenge of playing in the Premier 2 competition and will continue to set themselves goals and work hard to achieve them. The player of the match was Paris Coleman, who played some very skillful hockey resulting in her scoring two goals. The Wainuiomata High School team had a win over Wellington Girls college, beating the latter 12-0. This team will now go in to play offs and is highly likely to be moving up a grade in the Secondary School competition.

Wednesday May 25, 2016



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with Jacob Page Parker packs the right punch Joseph Parker showed enough in his unanimous decision victory over Carlos Takam last week to prove he could be a viable world heavyweight boxing champion. Parker has power and speed as well as technique. Going 12 rounds and winning should be a big confidence boost for the Kiwi fighter. Yes, we as New Zealanders are preconditioned to wanting a knockout, thanks David Tua, but a points win can still be impressive. Tua missed his chance against Lennox Lewis more than 15 years ago but the road to a world title will be far easier for Parker. None of the current champions are anywhere near the class of Lewis, who was arguably the last great unified REP TEAM: Sarah McLeod-Venu, Jordan Brown, Preslee Hoari, Angela Milovaoe and Charis Nuku-McGregor have made rep teams. Cerie Milovaoe was absent on the day.

High school students make top teams By Emma McAuliffe

Six Wainuiomata High School students have been chosen to take part in Netball rep teams across the Hutt Valley and Wellington region. Preslee Hoari made the U17 Hutt Valley Rep team. Charis Nuku-McGregor, Jordan Brown and Cerie Milovaoe made the U15 Hutt Valley Rep team. Sarah McLeod-Venu and Angela Milovaoe made the U15 Hutt Valley Development Rep team. This is the first time such a large amount of students from the school have made Netball representative teams in the same season. The girls said they were excited to be given the opportunity. “It’s pretty cool,” said Charis.

Moana said she was pleased the girls had been given the opportunity however the tournaments would not be without its costs. She said the girls were currently looking sponsorship from businesses to help pay for the girls’ expenses. “I don’t want any girls to have to miss out for financial reasons,” she said. All the girls except for Angela play for the school’s Prem 1 Netball team. Coach, Moana Kuma, said it was the first time the school had a Prem 1 team in two seasons. She said she was grateful to have the support of assistant coach Kyra Pukeroa, personal trainer TK Smith and outside help from Kalena Hura and Jene Soloia. She said the team is in a development season at the moment. “We’re developing our skills,” said Preslee.

heavyweight champion. Parker is a more well-rounded fighter than Tua was. He's also taller and has a more toned physique. Tia's former manager Kevin Barry is now in the corner for Parker. He should know this road well, having travelled it with the 'Tuaman'. Barry should know the advantages and disadvantages of the next 12 months know that his charge is a No 1 contender. Parker may not be as exciting to watch as Tua was but his quick shots and decent power should be enough to see him have a better tilt at a world title in a weaker division. It promises to be an interesting 12 months as we hear up for another Kiwi to have a crack at one of the most prestigious titles in all of sports.

Moana comes second By Emma McAuliffe

Lotto Sport makers has finished its quarter and Wainuiomata’s Moana Kuma came second in the final showdown. Moana was nominated by Wainuiomata High School’s Sport Coordinator, Peter Cowan, to receive the Lotto Local Sport Makers award from Sport Wellington for the hard work and time she dedicates to various sports at the school including rugby and netball. She was awarded a $2000 voucher in the ceremony last month and went into a further draw. She came second in the final draw

to Otago’s Dallas Storer by a small margin of votes. Moana was awarded a further $500 voucher because of how close she was. On their Facebook page Sport Wainuiomata Inc took the opportunity to thank the community for getting behind Moana in her efforts to win the final Lotto Sport Maker award. “What a great reflection on our community and ourselves to be recognised in this way. Thank you to all of you,” Sport Wainuiomata Inc posted. Moana with her original award and the Wainuiomata High School First XV

Harriers aim for the top

SILVER MEDAL: Joel Carman, coming down to finish 2nd in the men under 18, 3.7km race. PHOTO: Supplied.

The 93rd annual Vosseler Shield cross-country races were held on Mt Victoria at the weekend and 11 Wainuiomata Harriers took to the challenge. This race is one of the hardest races of the season and one of the toughest cross country races in New Zealand. Starting on the Hataitai side of Mt Victoria, runners head straight up the hill within 100 meters of the start line and into the bush tracks that wind around the mountain. The finish line comes at the top of a short sharp hill which follows a 100m downhill sprint. Wainuiomata Harriers, as a club,

placed 7th overall with the best performances of the day coming from junior members of the club. Joel Carman placed 2nd in the men’s under 18, 3.7km race and Natasha Goldsworthy finished 3rd in the women’s under 20, 3.7km race. The club had three other top ten finishes with Nikki Braniff-Jones placing 6th , Sam Lightfoot at 7th and Cameron Forsyth placed 8th in their respective grades.  For more details or information on the Club please contact Paul on 970 7651 or see our website:


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VILLAGE 88 Hair Street


PENCARROW 10 Twickenham Street






This 3 bed nest is well feathered with insulation top, bottom and in walls plus double glazing so you know you are going to be warm and toasty! A new modern kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet, sunny lounge and 3 good size bedrooms all set on an elevated sunny private section, this property also has a separate rumpus room and carport.

For sale by Negotiation

Paul Butcher

The time to act is now. Don't miss your chance to own this well presented 3 bedroom home with aluminium joinery. Modern kitchen/dining. Lounge warmed by heatpump. DVS system is a bonus. Enjoy the outdoor space with a large deck at the rear. Shower over bath, separate toilet, separate laundry. Fully fenced section, garage workshop.

For sale by Negotiation

Wayne Barton p 04 564 5127 m 021 744 116 e p 04 212 6797 m 021 650 555 e Tui Reid

p 04 564 5318 m 021 209 5645 e

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CENTRAL 67 Moohan Street


ARAKURA 40 Enfield Street






This large family home sits on a well proportioned section with a good size garage and workshop. This home has seen better days and would benefit from a little TLC. 4 large bedrooms, one with ensuite, great size living and open plan kitchen. If you need space, call today.

Paul Butcher p 04 564 5318 m 021 209 5645 e

For sale by Negotiation

Here is your opportunity to move into your first home. Offering nice kitchen/dinning. Spacious lounge with gas heating. 3 good size bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath, separate toilet, separate laundry. Off street parking. Carport. Add your personal touches to make it your own. Call now to view.

For sale by Negotiation

Wayne Barton p 04 564 5127 m 021 744 116 e p 04 212 6797 m 021 650 555 e Tui Reid

10 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuiomata

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