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NEW TEACHERS: Japanese international student Sakiho and John Martin teach a Japanese class. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

High School students have been showing they have got what it takes to lead a classroom. 31 students from Wainuiomata High School across different year levels taught classes in Japanese and French around Wainuiomata Intermediate as part of the Intermediate’s Cultural Week on Thursday afternoon. The high school students included 10 Japanese international students, 1 French international student and 20 local students. Head of Languages at Wainuiomata High School Daiji Kataoka said he came up with the idea as he had a lot of Japanese and French international students

who would be able to teach the languages better than some teachers could. “We have lots of international students- they can help teachers teach,” Daiji said. Last Thursday was the first time the students taught the language classes, however Daiji said from next term they would be teaching at the Intermediate once a week. Thursday’s classes started off small and students learnt basic greetings in their chosen language and then played games and made lanterns.  For more information on learning languages in Wellington head to www.euroasia.

Success in the ‘Dragons Den’ Similar to the popular television show, ‘Dragon’s Den’ Prestige Men’s Products had to impress the judges with a business pitch followed by a question and answer session with the ‘Dragons’. The ‘Dragons’ then decided how the money was divided. Prestige Men’s Products, who create all natural hair products, received twice as much money as the team in second place- Ease, from Hutt Valley High School. This was the first time a Wainuiomata High School team had won the ‘Dragons Den’. “We’re making history,” team member Tanara Haenga said. CEO of Prestige Men’s Products, Nikeel Kumar said the team was “real grateful” they won. “We still have so much to do,” he said. Team member, Joseph Tunupopo, said the event was “surreal” and the team was close to crying when they found out. “Our friends cried before our names were even called,” team member Kashaya Collier added. Teacher, Simon Croft, said he was very proud of what the school team had accomplished. “They were brilliant and the supporters were brilliant,” he said. Nikeel said the team would use the money to start up their business and buy materials “just like any other start-up would do”. Prestige Men’s Products said they would now begin to prepare for the Regional Young Enterprise Awards and the National competition.

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PM arrives in town By Emma McAuliffe

Traffic stopped in Wainuiomata this week as residents hoped to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister arriving in town. Over a hundred people came to the opening of Chris Bishop’s office in Homedale Village on Monday night where Prime Minister John Key was the guest of honour. The office was the first National Party office to be built in Wainuiomata. Mr Key cut the ribbon to officially open the office which had been planned since the 2014 elections. He said having the office was “important”. “All politics is local. The impact [we have] on local communities. That’s what’s important. Thank you for what you do to support Chris,” he said.

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Mr Key also commented on the three things he knew about Wainuiomata. “Wainuiomata is famous for three things. A sensational rugby league team, an excellent golf club and Tony Abbott’s parents-in-law are from here,” he said. Mr Bishop said he had been working since the 2014 elections to increase National’s presence in Wainuiomata. “National had not committed enough to Wainuiomata. I said... if I was elected MP or list MP I would seek to change that. “The best thing Wainuiomata has going for it is its people. Resilient. Strong. Friendly. This is a great part of the Hutt Valley and it has a big future,” he said.  Chris Bishop’s office is located on 126 Main Road.

Residents of the Wellington region are being encouraged to think about standing for the Greater Wellington Regional Council. People who are passionate about the region and the role of the council, whether it be in public transport, environmental protection, flood management or water quality, should consider standing. To help potential candidates find out more about the regional council and the elections, the regional council has launched an elections page www.makeastand. Nominations open July 15 and close in August.

Clarification OPEN FOR BUSINESS: John Key cuts the ribbon with Chris Bishop and Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

Good will for unsung heroes By Emma McAuliffe

HEROES: Leith Gunn, Lisa Black with Hayden and Ruth. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe


The Wainuiomata Ha rcourts Unsung Heroes competition ended last week with a surprise twist. The Unsung Heroes competition is an annual event which sees locals vote for someone in the Wainuiomata Community who did something without seeking reward. This year’s nominees were Hayden and Ruth Wilby, Elizabeth Zwart, Coral and Norman Whitson, Nola Garrod and Lorraine “Missy” Awatere. After the nominees were announce, locals had the opportunity to vote on Facebook and in person for the person they thought was most deserving of the grand prize. Hayden and Ruth were presented with the grand prize last Friday, a trip for two to

Martinbourough, however, decided to donate it to the couple in second place- Coral and Norman. Hayden and Ruth were nominated by two locals for their continued support of the community, including support of the rugby league club and the community patrol. They said they felt Coral and Norman were more deserving of the trip away. “It’s all about sharing the love,” Hayden said. Coral and Norman were nominated for their work in foster care. Manager at Harcourts, Lisa Black, said she gave them the grand prize on Friday afternoon. “They were blown away. They were close to tears and so was half the office,” she said. Unsung Heroes will be running again next year.

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Students in two classes at Konini Primary School had a couple of special visitors at a gathering last week. As part of the English Language Learners Academys and Room 12’s discussions around the community Hutt South MP, Trevor Mallard, and Hutt City Councillor, Margaret Willard, came to the school to talk to the students about their jobs. Ms Willard spoke about her role on the council and the Wainuiomata Community Board and Mr Mallard talked about his role in parliament. “I work in the building next to the beehive. I meet lots of people and I try to help them out a bit,” he told the class. The students showed Mr Mallard and Ms Willard things they liked about Wai-

nuiomata and things they thought needed improvement. Junior members of the academy said they liked McDonalds, the supermarket, farms, places to play and the talented people. They said they would like to see more books in the library and for the river and roads to be fixed. Senior students had been on a field trip to Wainuiomata, the community centre and said they saw good things happening there. They also said they liked the bridge. The seniors saw need for improvement in the policing area of Wainuiomata. One student said he thought there were not enough police at the police station. The class then broke in to workshops to discuss how they could make changes in the community.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Trevor Mallard talks to the class about his job. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

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Youth inspired at leadership talk By Emma McAuliffe

Students from Wainuiomata Intermediate had the opportunity to learn about leadership at a special session at Ignite Sport last week. Labour List MP based at Auckland Central, Jacinda Ardern visited the Intermediate Leadership group at Ignite Sport in Lower Hutt to talk about her experiences with leadership and her hero,

Ernest Shackleton. She told the group Ernest Shackleton needed a good team, just as any good leader would. “Leadership isn’t all about the goal. Sometimes it’s about keeping your team together,” Ms Ardern told the group. As part of her speech to the group Ms Ardern spoke about life in politics and opened the floor up to questions about “anything at all”.

Questions ranged from whether she aimed for politics in High School to what her favourite food was. “What is your aspiration in life?,” one student asked. Jacinda answered she would like to be remembered for making a difference, especially in regards to child poverty. “We’re just names. [People] just remember what people did,” she said.

What is Ignite Sport? Ignite Sport is a volunteer organisation established to support, encourage and equip all people in sport to develop as athletes and as individuals. They have been working with Wainuiomata Intermediate and Wainuiomata High School, among other schools in the Hutt Valley and Wellington, for a couple of years with various youth development programmes. For more information head to

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The Wainuiomata Pioneer Church celebrated a special event last week. On Saturday, June 25 a naming ceremony was held at the Wainuiomata Coast Road Church for what was believed to be the first time in 40 years. A naming ceremony is an event at which an infant is given a name. It can take place at any time after the birth of the baby. The baby named at the ceremony was called Archer Astro Gregory Prouse. The Wainuiomata Pioneer Church Preservation Society believed it was appropriate Archer was the

first to be named at the Church in some time as he was a direct descendent of Richard Prouse Sr who bought the land for the Church in the 19th century . Archer is descended from Richard’s son William Prouse, eighth generation from Richard and Mary Prouse. President of the Wainuiomata Pioneer Church Preservation Society, Joyce Lockyer, said the naming ceremony was “extremely interesting and good fun”. “Speeches were made by both the sponsors as well as baby's Dad. All the guests gave a firm commitment

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Tuwhare house ‘ahead’ of the rest By Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata High School rolled out the catwalk last week for their wearable arts competition. This year the theme for the annual house competition was hats and students had been working on their creations since the beginning of the term. The school gathered into the gym on Thursday afternoon to show off their head gear to the celebrity guest judges Lower Hutt

Mayor Ray Wallace, Constable Julie Orr and John Lee. Each house had a theme and 15 minutes to show off their hats. Rutherford’s theme was ‘Music through the Decades’, Tuwhare had ‘World Buildings’, Apiata had ‘Gods and Goddesses’ and Ngata had ‘NZ Buildings’. Tuwhare house won the judges over and placed fi rst, followed by Rutherford, Apiata and Ngata respectively. John told the group they were all winners.

“There was some stunning work. In some areas there was absolutely no difference. There were some individually brilliant hats,” he said. Mr Wallace later commented on his Facebook page the hats showed real “effort and flair”. This was the third year the competition took place and each Manaaki class produced a hat for their house. Rutherford and Apiata have both previously won.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. On Friday July, 1 the Hutt City Council brought in new rules prohibiting smoking in certain areas

Q: The Wainuiomata News asked Do you think smoking should be banned in public?

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“Yes, anything to reduce smoking is a good thing.”

“Yes, because smoking could kill you.”

Humm for the kids Wainuiomata Library will be hosting two special events during the school holidays with Suzan Hall from the school of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University. On Wednesday, July 13 children aged five+ will have the opportunity to create visual melodies using their fingertips. On Wednesday, July 20 nine to 15-year-olds will get to make music for their eyes with a handmade amplifier and learn how to make music in a banana. For more information call the library on 564 5822.

Laina-Genesis GodinetTiata, Wainuiomata “Yes, because it’s bad for you.”

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“Yes, because kids get influenced.”

“Yes, I reckon it’s a waste of money.”

Frank MacDonald, Wainuiomata “I think you should start at home first. Clean up your own backyard before you move on to the public.”

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 emma@ Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

From a Keen Reader Dear Ed, As Tony Watling pointed out, There’s a pop-up library in the Wainui MallFree books to read or exchange for all I travel around the country, always stopping at LibrariesWithdrawn books are cheap and I often find one to keep This is the first one I’ve found, where books are freeand I’ve noticed that some are of high quality (so the people dropping them off must be quite literary) Brian Potiki, Lake Rotoehu


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A Hutt Valley supermarket has got on board with Maori Language week with posters and colouring in. SuperValue Woburn has provided downloadable Maori language posters, colouring resources and matching cards and sound bites which have been applauded by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori – the Maori Language Commission. The resources, which have been translated by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, were designed to help parents and educators teach children and themselves te reo Maori. Mark Brosnan, General Manager of FreshChoice and SuperValue supermarkets said the group was “proud to support Te Wiki o te Reo Maori in our supermarkets this year and encourage parents and schools to use the resources”. Liz de Lange, SuperValue and FreshChoice Brands Manager said the idea was to “provide resources for parents and

teachers to engage with their tamariki about te reo Maori in a fun and interactive way”. “These resources not only are great for children but also assist with parents learning more te reo Maori. Colouring is fun for both parents and children. Sound bites have been added this year to encourage everyone to give te reo Maori a go,” she said. Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori chief executive Ngahiwi Apanui said it was great to see te reo Maori in places where New Zealanders shop every day. “The Maori Language Commission’s vision is to hear and see te reo Maori resonate in places and spaces where the language isn’t visible or heard and we commend SuperValue and FreshChoice Supermarkets for encouraging their customers to learn and use the language.”  Maori language week runs from Monday July, 4 until Sunday, July 10.

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“Hayden & Ruth Wilby” for being Wainuiomata’s “Unsung Heroes” for 2016. Hayden & Ruth were nominated for the award by both Riini Sabrina & Skye Fazakerley and they received terrific support (and votes) from across the community. Hayden & Ruth do an outstanding amount of volunteer work throughout Wainuiomata and are truly deserving recipients of both the “Unsung Heroes” title and the fantastic (all expenses paid) “Complete Country Indulgence Package” at Brackenridge Country Estate & Spa in Martinborough.  The prize package includes; two nights accommodation at Brackenridge, dinner for two at Tirohana Estate Restaurant (inc return transport) as well as a 2nd dinner for two at The Martinborough Hotel, a cheese platter + a bottle of local bubbles on arrival, $100 towards spa treatments at the onsite day spa & complimentary use of the heated lap pool, gym & spa pool. We also threw in enough petrol vouchers to get Hayden & Ruth there and back so our Heroes shouldn’t have to worry about a thing!  In a surprising twist, and in true “Unsung Hero” style, Hayden & Ruth have selflessly & generously donated their amazing prize package to the runners up in the community vote – Coral & Norman Whitson. Hayden & Ruth said “it just wouldn’t feel right taking the prize over Coral & Norman.

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We will feel good knowing that someone that has worked so hard all of their lives, and are so deserving of this award, will be getting a really awesome break away.” We admire and praise your selfless generosity Hayden & Ruth and can absolutely understand why you were voted Wainuiomata’s Unsung Heroes for 2016. We, here at Harcourts, had a blast running this award over the last couple of months and can’t wait to run it again next year. It was great to see so many people in the community supporting something so positive and having the opportunity to voice their thanks & gratitude for all of those fantastic & selfless people around us who do so many wonderful things for the people, schools, clubs or groups in Wainuiomata with little or no recognition or reward.  An extra “Congratulations” must also go out to all of the other nominations (Elizabeth Zwart, Lorraine Awatere, Nola Garrod and Coral & Norman Whitson) - you were all very deserving nominations and do some really great work in and for our community so, a big “Thank you very much”. “Start thinking now about who you’d like to nominate next year and keep in the loop by liking the “Wainuiomata’s Unsung Heroes” Facebook page!”

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Local government commission reviews Wellington and Hutt region The Local Government Commission is reviewing the activities and services of the region’s councils. Lower Hutt Mayor, Ray Wallace, said it was important residents in the Hutt Valley knew what this meant for the Hutt City Council and the Hutt Valley, including Wainuiomata. “Following the rejection of a Wellington super city, the Com-

mission is this year pursuing alternative forms of council reorganisation of resources such as water and transport. “Hutt City Council has participated in discussions with the local government commission because it makes sense to review whether we can manage the region’s assets more efficiently and effectively. “We’re open to discussing better ways of aligning resources or

sharing services, but we’ll only support change where there is a proven mutual benefit and the public wants it,” he said. Mr Wallace said the commission was holding discussions with councils on five main areas where services could be reorganised: transportation, water, economic development, spatial planning and amalgamation of the Wairarapa councils.

He said he understood that transportation was the service most likely to be substantially reorganised. In June, legislation enacting the Government’s Better Local Services was introduced in Parliament. The reforms are designed to make it easier for councils to do their own reorganisations rather than a single Local Government Commission-led option.

“There’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes to reorganise local governance. The public ought to know what is being discussed. “I commit that Hutt City Council won’t agree to reorganisation without public support, and without proof that there is a problem that can be fixed. “I’m also undertaking to keep the public informed,” Mr Wallace said.

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These July School Holidays, Capital E weaves some winter magic into young people’s school break with a full programme entailing digital workshops, live performances and a brand new interactive installation from Monday 11 July – Saturday 23 July 2016. Young people get stuck into weaving wonders in Weave Your Way at Capital E’s creative space on Queens Wharf. Upstairs in MediaLab, –there will be 3D model making workshops, along with augmented reality in Design Your Reality and check out how visual effects are executed in Visual Effects. Capital E’s new programme, Daring to be Different in the OnTV Studio will focus on reality television and people who want a full explosion of Capital E can check out jam-packed workshops in Digital Day at Capital E as well as the Ultimate Capital E Experience at the Hannah Playhouse and Capital E. Finally, Capital E presents the premiere of Hinepau at the Hannah Playhouse before it hits the road on a NZ tour. Young people aged 10-14 will get to showcase their competitive side in the OnTV Studio as they create a reality

TV show centred around New Zealand’s most different personality in Daring to Be Different. Capital E presents Hinepau, a fresh piece of theatre ideal for children aged 7+ at the Hannah Playhouse from Monday 18 – Saturday 23 July. Based on the book of the same name by Gavin Bishop and originally devised by Rachel House, Jamie McCaskill, Erina Daniels, Stephen Tamarapa and Maria Walker, this will be a not-to-miss show for Wellingtonians. Plus Capital E will be hosting a kid’s only event where audiences will get to enjoy a show, meet the cast and chow down on a fish ‘n’ chips dinner. Capital E Director Stuart Grant says, “We are excited to have acclaimed director, Jamie MacCaskill returning to craft this new version of the play he originally performed in and helped devise as a young actor over ten years ago. . We’re thrilled to continue working on this production with a stellar new team.”  All participating workshops at Capital E require bookings. Visit Capital E’s website, to book or phone 04 913 3740 for more information.

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Sports Hub Update Newsletter No 2.

Features include:

Amazing and versatile sport hub • Hub facility looks out at rugby and league No 1 ground, bowls artificial and an enclosed covered all weather multi-use turf. • Floodlit part-covered artificial surface provides skills training areas for all sports. • Central location surrounded by proposed new housing developments. • Link to mall, schools and via Black Creek to other Sports areas. • Urban beach and new children’s play area. • Flexible internal spaces for events and casual use by members and visitors.

Clever Hub Building Design

 Expandable clubrooms and multiuse space for activities viewing and functions big and small. The default is a shared member clubrooms. Internal change for bowls and squash. Flexible serving areas for three spaces at once (including concourse café) Lots of internal storage space. Squash courts and expandable walls for multi-purpose space when not used by the squash club. Viewing to Rugby and Rugby League No.1 ground, Bowls to the South and Covered Multi-purpose to the North.

Who provided input on the design?

Global Leisure Group (Sport and Recreation Planners), Member Clubs and their committees as advisors to the feasibility study, The Wainuiomata Sportsville Board, various departments in Hutt City Council, Studio 106 (Sport and Recreation Architects), Boffa Miskell (Landscape Architects).

There are many benefits:  New facilities will focus on training spaces, new surfaces and better quality fields. Where things are new numbers always increase.  Shared facilities need not involve compromise and the clever design of the clubrooms space allows for a ‘members’ area that expands and contracts and can be used for other things when not being used by members.  Much more onsite facilities for families enjoyment. Honoring the history of our member clubs  Sustainable Financially.

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Tracy Heron and the team from Walter Nash Fitness Suite provide warm down exercises.

Hundreds of runners from around the region conquered the Wainuiomata Hill on Sunday as part of the annual King of the Hill Competition. 302 people participated in the event, which saw participants head up the Wainuiomata Hill, over the Pukeatua footbridge and back down to the Queen Street Reserve. The day’s King was Wellington’s James Richardson who made it up and back in 25 minutes and 34 seconds. In second place was Neil Sampson who got home in 27 minutes and 33 seconds. The first female home was Georgina Cox, who made it in 34 minutes and 50 seconds. Second female back was Suzanne Yee who took 39 minutes and seven seconds.

Winner, James Richardson from Wellington with Hutt City Councillor Margaret Willard.

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Are you surviving Winter? For many of us, despite our best efforts to build up our immune systems, winter coughs and colds are an annual event. The common cold affects the upper airways and is easily transferred from one individual to another by ‘droplet spread’ when an infected person coughs or sneezes, of if you touch something that they have been in contact with. Therefore, if you lead a busy lifestyle and interact with lots of people, your chances of getting infected increase substantially. There’s no ‘cure’ for the common cold but there are a few things you can do to make life easier for yourself and others: • Immune boosters are products we take daily that help to boost your body’s immune system giving our bodies the ability to fight off colds and infections more effectively. This lessens the severity of a cold. • Natural symptomatic relief are natural remedies to help decongest your nasal passages, clear a chesty cough or soothe a sore throat. • Cold and flu products work to help you feel better while you are taking them. They have a selection of specific ingredients to relieve different symptoms like drying up a runny nose, pain relief, suppressing a dry cough as well as sometimes having a sedating antihistamine to help you rest. But the best advice I can offer is – talk to us! The trained staff at Clive’s Chemist can ask you a few questions about your symptoms and recommend a treatment specifically for you. It’s so important to talk to a trained professional rather than visit the supermarket or take what a friend is taking. Coughs and colds don’t’ disappear overnight, but it’s our job to make sure that you are back on your feet as soon as possible.

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POWERUP Through its ‘Power Up’ campaign the Cancer Society hopes to raise $70,000 to cover the costs of 115 solar panels, which will produce a 30kW capacity for The Cancer Society’s Margaret Stewart House accommodation facility. The facility provides daily accommodation for up to 40 out-of-town patients having cancer treatment at the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre, and is located on the grounds of Wellington Hospital. For the next seven weeks Wellington Suburban Newspapers will follow the Cancer Society’s progress, so keep an eye out for the ‘Power Up’ barometer.


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SO CLOSE: Wainuiomata High School and Hutt Valley High School play for the Co-Ed Cup. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

Wainuiomata High School and Hutt Valley High School took to the field last week to battle it out for the Co-Ed cup. The Co-Ed cup is an annual competition between the 1XVs of Co-Ed schools in the Wellington Region. Hundreds of supporters for both sides turned up at the match last Wednesday night to see who would take the prize. Wainuiomata put the first points on the table in the second half of the first half of the game. Two minutes later Hutt Valley High School followed suit, then in the final minutes of the first half scored another try, conversion and penalty. The score at half time was 17-7. In the final quarter of the game Hutt Valley High got another try and conversion in and Wainuiomata followed suit with a final try in the last minutes of the game. Final score was 24-12 to Hutt Valley High School.

Close calls against Tawa The Premiers got the chance to face off at the Stadium on Saturday. The team took on Tawa to play curtain raiser for the Hurricanes v Blues match and lost 27-15. Wainuiomata is now tied second on the Jubilee table with Marist St Pats, Poneke and Old Boys University. The team’s next game will be against Oriental- Rongotai at home this Saturday. The Premier Reserves also took on Tawa at the weekend and lost 32-31. Their next game will be against

Oriental-Rongotai. Wainuiomata Women’s finished their second round top of their table against the Norths on Friday night. The final score of the game was 19-10. The Womens will now play in the semi-finals this weekend.

TOUGH MATCH: Wainuiomata halfback Waiariki Koia, gets ball kicked out of his hand. PHOTO: Daryl New Photography

Local group nominated for regional award

VOLUNTEERS AT THE HEART: Charlie Holland, Tauvale Whitman, Keri Coleman, Peter Cowan, Terina Cowan, Antonio Pilitati and Jonathan Clifford. PHOTO: Supplied.

A local volunteer organisation has been nominated for the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. Sport Wainuiomata have been named as a finalist for the Hutt City Region in the Rising Star category at the annual awards to be held later this month. The awards recognise the valuable contribution of volunteers to community groups across the Wellington Region in five categories – Art and Culture, Education and Child Youth Development, Health and Wellbeing, Heritage and Environment and Sport and Leisure. Sport Wainuiomata’s nomination

recognises the value the events based organisation has made since they were established in 2014. This includes delivering a variety of sporting events including tournaments and leagues. Chairperson Terina Cowan said the group was focussed on uniting the community through sport and recreation. “To achieve this we recognise the need to create experiences people value. The nomination is a reflection of the many volunteers who put in so many hours, our commitment to working with others and our community who continue to support us,” she said.

Wednesday July 6, 2016


First win for reserves Wainuiomata Hockey had a great weekend with two wins and a loss. The Reserve 3 team had their first win, beating Petone 2 nil. Whitney Morgan scored one of the goals from a deflection from a ball driven into the circle. The other goal was scored by Tara Kumar. The Premier 2 team returned to the field after a week’s break with a game against


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Karori. The final score was 3 all, however, Wainuiomata led the first half 3-1. Wainuiomata High School had another great week, coming away with a 7-1 victory against Wellington Girls. Wellington Girls was the first team to score a goal against the girls all season. Wainuiomata High School is currently the leader of their grade.

Another embarrassing exit from Europe Depending if you are an English football fan or not, their exit from the Euros on Tuesday morning (NZ time) was either hilarious or harrowing. On paper, the game against the tiny island nation of Iceland was one England would lose because Roy Hodgson’s men were overwhelming favourites. So it proved to be, as a limp English side were bundled out 2-1 in arguably one of the biggest upsets in tournament football history. Let’s be honest, as neutral sports fans, it’s been entertaining watching England exit major tournaments under the weight of such pressure from home. I spoke to an English friend of mine after the game who, while despondent, was realistic about England’s plight. He said many scouts at schoolboy level value physicality over skill set. He says he remembered a scout saying former English striker Michael Owen would amount to little because of his lack of size.

This same friend said the English Premier League was not producing English players worthy of playing on the world stage. It was an honest assessment and one I believe his fellow Englishmen need to understand. The EPL is a great league but there are plenty of foreign players who play a part in making it great. Other leagues around the world like Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, to name a couple, are just as good. The other thing that needs to be realised is maybe England just aren’t a football powerhouse. The fact they haven’t won a major title since the World Cup of 1966 should say it all. Too many England teams have gone away saddled with too much burden of expectation. Iceland have a population the size of EPL champions Leicester City. Take nothing away from their performance in victory but I think a last 16 exit out of Europe is about right where England are at the moment.

DEFENCE: The Premier team set to defend their corner. PHOTO: Supplied.

Tough break for Lions By Emma McAuliffe

The Lions felt the heat at the weekend with two losses for the senior teams. The Premiers walked away with a loss after a tight game against the Te Aroha Eels at Wise Park. The final score was 20-16 and the Premiers are sitting at 4th on the table for the second round. The OGs suffered their first loss all season on Saturday, taking on Titahi Bay Marlins and losing 24-22. The team is sitting at 4th on the Reserves Top 6 table two games in to the season.

They will return to the field to play the Randwick Kingfishers Reserves on Saturday. The Reserves were set to face the Trentham Titans on Saturday, however the Titans defaulted. The Lions Reserves are now sitting at the top of their table. Their next game will be against the Titahi Bay Marlins.

TRY: Premier player Nicholas Alofi goes for the try PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

Saturday’s sport stacking The National Sport Stacking tournament was held in Wellington at the weekend. New Zealand’s eighth World Sport Stacking Association sanctioned National Sport Stacking tournament was held at Wellington College on Saturday. Sport Stacking is an individual and team sport where participants stack and unstack 12 specially designed plastic cups in predetermined sequence. Caleb Smith, from Wainuiomata, took part in the event. The 18-year-old had been selected as a member of the Black Stacks earlier this year, however did not compete in the World Series in Germany. Caleb said he “could have done better” in Saturday’s tournament and came 14th in the singles competition. He also took part in the doubles where he won his age division and in the relay in which his team came 4th.

Caleb said leading up to the tournament he usually practiced speed stacking for up to an hour a day. He said he would next be taking part in the Central District competition in September.


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