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Time for a change Trevor to move on after two decades By Emma McAuliffe By Aaron Meredith

Mallard for help. is only he got involved After more than two decades spent servingIthis localsince community, Trevor Speeding buses andbe a lack of down the bus company responded. Mallard has announced he will stepping from his rolehas as Hutt South parking are two of the problems The kindergarten has two signs MP next year. facing teachers, warning drivers of seat the centre, The Labour Party MP saidparents he wouldand not run for the Hutt South during children early childhood next year’s elections,inand would instead focusbut onthese becoming were the onlynext putSpeaker up after centres in Wainuiomata. of the New Zealand House of Representatives.a child was hit by a car a few Mr Mallard wasiscurrently second assistant to the Speaker. There little to the no road signs years back. Mr Mallard saidof he many had been considering had outside centres in the the change “It is since only Christmas a matter and of time been influenced two deciding factors - Labour’s closer cooperation agreement valley by warning drivers to slow before someone gets hit again.” with the Green showed closingChris gap between down.Party and recent polling which says head ateacher Moses. Labour andJack National. on page and JillContinued Kindergarten has 2 “I understand the drivers are been fighting with New Zealand on a schedule, but they are going Buses for many years, finally so fast.” AT THE OFFICE: Mallard at his office on Queen Street. on page 2 asking Trevor Hutt South MP Trevor Continued PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe Jack and Jill Kindergarten Teacher Rosanne with three students at the Early Childhood Centre.


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Nominations for the 2016 local body elections have officially opened Local Government New Zealand chief executive Malcolm Alexander said anyone wishing to stand as a candidate for their local council, local board or community board, should get their nominations in now. Those wishing to stand have until Friday, August 12 to get their nominations in. Wainuiomata residents have the opportunity to stand for the Wainuiomata ward on the Hutt City Council, the Wainuiomata Community Board, the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust, the Hutt Valley District Health Board and the Greater

Wellington Regional Council. “Standing for local council is an incredible opportunity for people to have their say about the issues that affect their community directly and develop their leadership skills,” Malcolm said. “Standing for their local council is a great way to step up and have real influence over the key issues affecting their families, friends and communities, and we encourage them to come forward now.” Meanwhile, more than 135,000 people had updated their enrolment details since

the start of the Electoral Commission’s enrolment update campaign. However, according to the commission there were still tens of thousands of New Zealanders who would miss out on the chance to vote unless they re-enrolled to vote. Chief electoral officer, Robert Peden, said around 20,000 packs had bounced back to the Electoral Commission as ‘Gone No Address’. “If you are one of the 20,000 or so voters whose pack has come back to us because you’ve moved house and not updated your enrolment de-

tails, you have been removed from the electoral roll, and won’t be able to vote unless you re-enrol,” he said. “Local elections are held by postal vote, so it’s really important that we get people enrolled at the correct address and ready to have their say.” Voting papers will be sent out from September 16 and need to be filled in and posted in time to reach the electoral office by midday, on Saturday, October 8.  For more information, head to www.elections.org. nz

Trevor to move on after two decades Continued from page 1 “I wouldn’t go if I thought we [the Labour Party] were going to lose,” Mr Mallard said. He believed it was important to make the announcement to his local community as soon as his decision was made. Despite his announcement, Mr Mallard said he was unsure as to who would step into his shoes. “I’d prefer to support [the new candidate]. It’s not my job. I’m not going to mention any names. I want to be all the help the person wants me to be.” There had been no new candidates in the Mana and Wellington region for some time and Mr Mallard said it was important to inject some fresh blood into central government. “I really value experience but I think you also need a bit of freshness.” Mr Mallard lists highlights

of his successful political career as Wainuiomata school mergers and seeing young people grow up to be successful in their communities. “ T here’s b e en lot s of highlights. One of the most memorable from being the Minister of Education was the big school changes. [The] school’s survived at a much better quality than would have otherwise.” “A lot of stuff at a lower level as well… Obviously things like people I’ve known since they were young kids be coming so successful.” Mr Mallard said regardless of his departure next year from the Hutt South seat he would still remain “part of the community”. “There is ver y little I wouldn’t do if I wasn’t MP. I’m still the local MP until the general election and I’ll make sure [my successor] does a good job.”

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Graduation ceremony for inspired youth

Health checks The Warehouse is currently supporting the Heart Foundation’s Heart Attack Awareness Campaign by allowing blood pressure checks for customers at various stores. There will be blood pressure checks running at The Warehouse Wainuiomata this Saturday, July 30 from 11am until 4pm. The Heart Foundation will be offering the free checks, alongside advice on the risk factors contributing to heart attacks, and screening the new TV advertisement as part of the National Heart Attack Awareness campaign.

“I want to be a world changer” By Emma McAuliffe

Locals had something to celebrate last week as the Limited Services Volunteer programme graduates returned from the South Island. Izaiah George, Kaya NoanoaMcGarvie, Nehe WhatarauPohatu, John WharepapaRawiri, Coby Apanui, Dakota Apanui, Jordan UmagaKelemere and Ashlea Kohi celebrated their graduation from the programme with their family and friends at a ceremony at the Wainuiomata Library last Friday. The Limited Services Volunteer programme is a six week training course run through Work and Income at the Military Camp in Burnham, Christchurch. The programme takes up to 144 people per course. Seven of the 12 to go from Lower Hutt were from Wainuiomata. Izaiah, Kaya, Nehe, John, Coby, Dakota and Ashlea embarked for the programme in early June.

YOUth Inspire helped the youth prepare for the programme earlier in the year and were there to celebrate when they returned. Lower Hutt Deputy Mayor, David Bassett, presented the certificates to the graduates and said he was “very proud” to be at the ceremony. “We’re very proud to support YOUth Inspire,” he said. Kaya told the group she hated the course at first but by the second week she did not want to leave. “It puts goals in your head. I can run that hill. I can do it,” she said. Ashlea said before going to the programme she was not always sure what she wanted to do with her life however after returning she now had a clear vision. “I want to be a world changer. I want to be a mother to those without one. I want to study communications and sociology because I want to know what I am talking about,” she said.

Community Post RECENTLY RETURNED: Coby Apanui, John Wharepapa-Rawiri and Dakota Apanui with their certificates. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

Libraries Divisional Manager Sandra Mann said the classes had an amazing turnout during term two. “More than 370 people have attended classes with almost all bursting at the seams,” she said. Patrick Harlow, who ran the classes at the Wainuiomata and War Memorial libraries said students who took part were not embarrassed about

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Family history month at the library CELEBRATION: The graduates with Deputy Mayor, David Bassett. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

Computer classes a success Local computer classes have proven to be a huge success at Hutt City Libraries. Hutt City Libraries have been running the Stepping UP classes with the 2020 trust in areas around the Hutt Valley, including Wainuiomata. Classes covered basic computer skills including using MS Word and email as well as learning to transfer digital photos and digital design.

having a lack of skill. “Those who have difficulty learning are enjoying interactions with the more capable students who are more than happy to re-enforce their own learning by helping them. It has been a pleasure to see this natural community developing,” he said. One student, who did not wish to be named, said the classes were “awesome”.

“[Patrick] is such a clever man. He really knows his stuff and makes you feel just as clever as him.”  Classes start back in Wainuiomata from Monday, July 25 for term three. Registrations are essential and can be made through the Wainuiomata Library, phoning 570 6633 or online at www. library.huttcity.govt.nz.

Hutt City Libraries will be celebrating Family History Month throughout August. Wainuiomata Library will be holding a British Newspaper Archive 1710-1959 Workshop on Saturday, August 6 to help people start their research on their family history. The workshop will be run by Tricia Meehan and locals will learn to search the newspaper archive. The workshop is free and starts at 11am. Register online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ FamilyHistoryMonth

Petone Carnival The Petone Carnival will be returning on Saturday, August 6. The annual event takes place on the Petone Esplanade and features rides and stalls as well as statue burnings, fireworks and the polar plunge. For more information on the event or to register for the polar plunge head to www.petonecarnival.co.nz/.

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Kids go bananas for science tunes

National poetry day National Poetry day is celebrated on Friday, August 26. The Hutt City Libraries will be hosting Apirana Taylor and young Hutt Valley poets throughout the day at various libraries around Lower Hutt. The readings will take place at Wainuiomata Library at 11.30am. The day will conclude at Taita Library at 4pm with a special performance by spoken word artist, DJ Antsman, and musician Tomi Te Taite.


Children experimented with making music from fruit this week at Wainuiomata library. The school holiday event was

part of a unique collaboration between the library, Dowse Art Gallery, and Victoria University of Wellington's School of Engineering and Computer Science. Children were shown by volunteer PhD students how to make

amplifiers which they attached to bananas and oranges in order to make sound from them. The event brought in elements from Dowse's exhibition Humm which plays with the visualisation of sound.

Expert urges new way to appreciate Hutt River Hutt valley residents learnt about new ways to appreciate the Hutt River at a public talk held on Monday night. At the meeting an international expert urged residents to look at Hutt River in a new way so it could be better appreciated and cared for. New Zealand-based Italian water engineer Sergio Vallesi shared examples from around the world about sustainable management of rivers and river systems, from ancient techniques to the present and the role the Hutt River has had in tikanga Maori.

GOING BANANAS: Cousins John McGuinness-Ives (10) and Lydia Lynch (11) make music from fruit with the help of Vic student Abigail Koay. PHOTO: Sylvie Dickson

Librarian Alexia Herrera organised the event because she wanted Wainuiomata to have more involvement with what was going on in Lower Hutt and Wellington. “Our kids need a little bit of exposure because they might not necessarily get out,” Alexia said. Sue Hall manager of the Victoria University's School of Engineering and Computer Science said the university also wanted more involvement in the wider community. “It's all about a few bananas, the students' time and a few wires,” she said. “Kids are really good with technology but they need to get out of the box and think about how computers work and what's behind it.” The children went from simply tapping the fruit to working together to make a tune. Ten-year-old Amy Leigh was impressed with what she could do with a few bananas. “I thought it was awesome,” she said.

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to come down (even though her airfares were going to be paid) and have a meeting with anyone. I would really be interested to see a picture of her and learn a bit about her? Is she a very rich property owner who does not give any thought about

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What do you like to do outside of being a Councillor? “I love spending time with my five granddaughters. We’ve been doing the Sweet As Hutt Chocolate Challenge over the holidays – a good excuse to indulge in hot chocolate, and we go to galleries and craft shops, which we all love. We also play our favourite game, Rummikub. I also enjoy bush walking and wildlife, photography and making necklaces out of recycled beads. I spend some time each day on word puzzles and quizzes.”


What is an average day like for you? “If I don’t have an early morning meeting or business breakfast, I’ll start by checking my emails and Facebook to see what’s happening in the community and what’s worth sharing with other residents. After that it varies, but there are usually meetings to go to either in our community or in the city, or invitations to attend community groups and events and functions. Most evenings there are more meetings, council briefings or functions, so it often feels like a treat to be home to cook a meal. Times between meetings are spent on correspondence, phone calls and communicating with the community via my fortnightly newsletter.”

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Team is fundrasing feasts for nationals By Emma McAuliffe

A local man is fundraising for his wheelchair basketball team to head to a national competition. Karl Hobman is currently holding a hangi fundraiser for locals to get behind his team, the Mid West Sixers, as they try to get to the New Zealand Nationals, held in Wellington in October and later to take on Australia next year. Wheelchair basketball is played by those in wheelchairs. It retains the same sized hoop and ball as basketball and introduces a point system from 1 to 4.5 to measure players by. A paraplegic player is worth one point and an amputee is worth four. There cannot be more than 14 points on the court at any one time. Karl said the Mid West Sixers had been together since the beginning of the year and since then they have won a few competitions including the North Island Cham-

pionship earlier in July. The team is made up of members from Wellington, Kapiti, Palmerston North and Taranaki, he said. Karl said the team usually tried to get together before a tournament. “With a new team you don’t always know how you’re going to gel,” he said. Karl said the team had so far been holding various fundraisers, including sausage sizzles and finding sponsorship but this was the first time they had held a fundraiser in Wainuiomata. He said the fundraiser had been well received so far and would continue into the beginning of August.  Hangis are $10, payment must be made by Friday, August 5. To buy a hangi or for more information on wheelchair basketball contact Karl at karl.hobman@ anz.com

ON THEIR WAY: The Mid West Sixers after taking out the North Island Championships. PHOTO: Supplied.

Hutt City Youth Awards calling for nominations The Hutt City Youth Awards opened for nominations this week with the start of the new school term. The awards started last year to celebrate young people living in Lower Hutt. Any young person aged 12 to 21 would be eligible for nomination provided they have a strong connection to Lower Hutt, such as living or going to school in the area. The eight categories for nomination have been announced and include leadership, contribution to

sport, the arts, entrepreneurship, embracing diversity, science and technology, service to the community, and overcoming adversity. Chair of the organising committee and National List MP Chris Bishop said the awards were a chance to “shine a light on the fantastic young people we have here in the Hutt”. “In so many different ways and so many areas, young people are making a big difference in the Hutt community. The Hutt City Youth Awards recognise the achievements and potential of our young

people,” he said. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace, Chairperson of the Judging Panel, said he was thrilled last year by the talent and commitment of the nominees. "We are so lucky having these young people being part of our City. I’m sure this year nominees will be of that same high calibre," Mr Wallace said.  Nominations can be made online at www.huttcityyouthawards.co.nz. Nominations close on Friday, August 21.

Local celebrates decades of music By Emma McAuliffe

A Wellington musician has just written his first book and in it he tells the tales of his performances with a local woman. Kevin Clark and Fran Barton have been performing together for 45 years, and this has been detailed in Kevin’s new book- ‘From the Bandstand’. Kevin is a celebrated New Zealand jazz musician and has won the National Tui Award for Best Jazz Album twice. He has played and recorded in a variety of settings over the years, and gigs regularly in the Wellington region. Kevin said he wrote the book as it had been sixty years since his first paid gig and public performance. “Other people encouraged me to write it,” he said. Kevin said an entire chapter was dedicated to his work with Fran, who lives in Wainuiomata. He said one of the highlights of working with her over the period was performing on the Brian Edwards television show together for nine months in the 1970s.

ALL THAT JAZZ: Fran Barton and Kevin Clark are celebrating decades of music together. PHOTO: Supplied.

“For nine months we were live to air. You don’t get any second chances with that sort of thing. We did two numbers every show. That was quite something when we were young and bullet proof,” he said. Fran said it was hard for her to pick a highlight from working with Kevin.

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Q: What do you think of The Warehouse closing down?

Rob Wills, Wainuiomata “Pretty sad about it, I go there for the cheap coffee. Where else can you get three pairs of shoes for $35.00?”

Patricia Wilson, Wainuiomata Pretty disheartened. I worked in the mall from the day it opened, I’m very upset.”

Natasha Goldsworthy, Wainuiomata “Quite sad, a loss of quite a bit of business for Wainui.”

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Melissa Smith, Wainuiomata “It’s a bad idea. They’re going to regret it, it’s the only thing keeping people here.”

Sammy Kolikata, Wainuiomata Not good, it’s not a very good sign for Wainui. It’s a downward spiral where everything is closing down.”

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Mayor’s response Dear Ed, I was saddened to hear the news The Warehouse will be withdrawing from the mall. I’m glad to hear staff will be taken care of but I know this will affect a lot of people in our community. I will be talking with the mall owners as they have responsibilities to our community as major property owners. However, we are more than a mall. There will always be change, especially in retail,

Helen Lucas, Wainuiomata “I think it is very sad. I go regularly.”

Blow to the community and we need to be resilient enough to adapt. I want to assure Wainuiomata residents that our Council has a vision for this community, and we are committed to delivering it… We are working with the community on the Wainuiomata Development Plan, a clear plan for what the community wants to work towards. The Pukeatua Bridge and shared pathways have created a gateway to our community, and

connect us to the Valley as well as our mountains, which are developing into an incredible recreation area. There is also private investment happening, this can be seen in housing developments… and the planned retirement home. Wainuiomata has our backing and there is a bright future for this beautiful community of ours. Lower Hutt Mayor, Ray Wallace Wainuiomata (abridged)

Dear Ed, Another blow for Wainuiomata people and a shame for all the loyal friendly staff who will have to travel away in order to work. Having lived in Wainuiomata for 58 years, I have seen many changes and the opening of the Mall was a red-letter day for everyone. Who could have

foreseen that it would come to this? The little two dollar type store opposite the Warehouse has already moved over the hill as well, another loss. I wonder how long the survivors will be able to hold out now that such a mainstay has given notice. Jack Bell Wainuiomata

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Teens get business savvy

DOWN TO BUSINESS: Rata Cutts and Lizzy Baker attended Te Wero Pakihi. PHOTO: Supplied.

Last post for local A local man took part in the Last Post at the Pukeahu War Memorial last week. David Lepou, leading seaman combat systems specialist in the New Zealand Navy took part in the ceremony which was held last Tuesday evening. The Last Post Ceremony is held every evening at 5pm at the Pukeahu War Memorial. It involves the Last Post being played on the bugle and the reciting of the Ode of Remembrance in both English and Te Reo Maori. The ceremonies have run from Anzac Day 2015 and would continue to run until November 2018. David, who attended St Bernard’s College, has been in the navy for six years. He has done service in the Gulf aboard the frigate, HMNZs Te Kaha. David said his high points from being in the navy included the “lifelong friendships and building character for myself”. He also said travel and challenges under pressure were highlights.  For more information on Pukeahu head to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s page www.mch. govt.nz/pukeahu/park. For more information on the New Zealand Navy head to www.navy.mil.nz/.

LOWERING THE FLAG: David Lepou lowers the flag at the War Memorial Park. PHOTO: NZDF

While many teenagers have spent their holidays chasing Pokemon, two local students were chasing another dream – a future in business. Wainuiomata High School students Rata Cutts and Lizzy Baker were among 50 Maori students from around the country attending the fourth annual Te Wero Pakihi in Auckland last week to learn about business at Massey University and then put it into practice in a business challenge. Te Wero Pakihi is a programme designed by the Maori Women’s Development Inc as a follow-up to the school based MaiBiz programme which introduces students to business. During the week long challenge the students were split into teams and tasked with producing market research and a promotional video for The Coffee Club. Marketing and promotions coordinator Andrew Merlino said this was the third year The Coffee Club New Zealand has been involved with Te Wero Pakihi and it has grown each year.

“As young business people ourselves we love the opportunity to work with potential young business leaders of tomorrow,” he said. Rata said Te Wero Pakini had been an amazing experience. “I’d never really thought about business as an option before but I’ve loved this,” she said. Maori Woman’s Development chief executive Teresa Tepania-Ashton said the programme focussed on low decile and smaller schools with less resources than their counterparts. “Te Wero Pakihi is all about challenging and expanding the students’ horizons and inspiring them to be the future leaders of tomorrow,” she said. Teresa said while the Maori economy was growing, there had been a national decline in the number of Maori students studying business at university. “We want students to know that university is an option for them, and business is an option and I see that spark igniting. I see lots of lights shining.”

Cancer Society campaign continues The Cancer Society is hoping to raise awareness for its ‘Power Up’ campaign, which would see more than 100 solar panels installed on the Margaret Stewart House. The Margaret Stewart House is located on the grounds of Wellington hospital, and is run by the Cancer Society. It provides support for people whilst they have treatment at the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre. The house hosts not only patients receiving treatment, but their friends and whanau, and up to 40 people can be accommodated at the house at one time. Through its ‘Power Up’ campaign the Cancer Society hopes to raise $70,000 to cover the costs of 115 solar panels for the house. This will save over $300,000 during the 25 year warranty period; freeing up money for the Cancer Society to be spent on other essential cancer services. Mike Smith, chief executive of the Cancer Society, said the campaign had been relatively slow to start off with. “However all of our business supporters have now been approached directly and by email and we have teamed up with Solar King, Mayor of Wellington Celia WadeBrown and the Wellington City Council,

and soon the Sustainability Trust, to get their endorsement and supporters behind the project. “As we get closer to August and Daffodil Day, which heightens the visibility of the Cancer Society, we are confident that the project will kick in and that we will achieve our goals as was achieved by the Cancer Society in Auckland who have already completed a similar project.” Mike said the Cancer Society would appreciate it if the public could help out with the cause. “This project is about extending our services to meet the growing demand. I am sure everyone can relate to supporting that,” he said. The Wainuiomata News will be tracking the Cancer Society’s process throughout its Power Up campaign. Check in each week to see updates on fundraising efforts.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016

Young boxer takes fourth national title By Emma McAuliffe

A local young boxer has something to celebrate after becoming the national champion in his weight grade for the fourth year running. Wainuiomata Boxing Clubs Raymond Seumanu, 14, competed in the National Championships for boxing in Rotorua at the weekend and walked away a winner after one round. Head Coach Craig Bennett said the championships were hard to describe as Raymond ended up going straight to the finals then won his match in the first round. “Everything that was said in the dressing room ended up happening


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in the ring,” Craig said. Craig said Raymond would be “pretty unusual” in winning the national championships four years consecutively. “It’s pretty good. It’s pretty cool for Raymond,” he said. Raymond said he was happy to have taken on the Nationals and won for the fourth year running. “I hang them all up on my wall,” he said. Craig said Raymond would be now looking to the future with his training as the Australasian Golden Gloves and future national titles. “If he can do four consecutive titles, why not go for 10,” Craig said.

The Wainuiomata Premiers secured their place in the Jubilee Cup semifinals after a win against Poneke at the weekend. The score of the home game was 16-14. Wainuiomata will be taking on Tawa in the semi-finals this Saturday at Lyndhurst Park, Tawa. Kickoff is at the earlier time of 2.15pm. For more results head to Wellington’s Club rugby website: www.clubrugby. co.nz/wellington/.

League results

FOUR TIMES A CHARM: Raymond has now won four national titles. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

The Wainuiomata Lions Premiers had a loss at the weekend against Whiti Te Ra. Final score was 24-12. The Premiers will have a bye this weekend. The OG Lions had a win against Porirua Phoenix on Saturday, defeating the team 22-0. The Reserves took on the Randwick Kingfishers and lost 30-10. For more results head to the Wellington Rugby League website: www.foxsportspulse.com/ assoc_page.cgi?assoc=4979.

Boxfit for healthy chicks By Emma McAuliffe

A new fitness programme has hit Wainuiomata as a way to keep women fit. Local woman Kirsty O’Kane, from the Olympic Hopes Boxing Club in Moera, started Fit Chicks Box Fit in Wainuiomata at the beginning of March this year. She said she started the group

to “help inspire women of all ages to get excited about creating positive change in their health and wellbeing”. Kirsty said currently there were on average 12 to 20 women coming along to fit chicks and she was always looking for more to come along. “My goal is to help as many women as possible to get fit. We try to make everyone feel

welcome,” Kirsty said. Kirsty said the reason she started the women’s only fitness club was because she had seen many women feel self-conscious when returning to fitness. “A lot of women can feel selfconscious when going back to fitness and being in front of men, she said. Kirsty said since she had started box fit she had seen

Last cross country for the season The Harriers headed to Granada North at the weekend to compete in the Wellington Centre Cross-Country Championships. The event, held on Sunday, was a selection race for the National Championships being held in Auckland in a couple of weeks, so athletes were looking for a good result in order to be chosen for the Wellington team. Times were a lot slower than last year due to the weather and ground conditions with ankle deep mud and puddles covering a large portion of the course. Eight of the Harriers placed in the top ten in their grade, including Natasha Goldsworthy who won gold in the women under 20 race, Finn Brew who received a silver medal for the Year 2 boys race, and Cameron Forsyth who gained a bronze medal for Year 8 boys. The race was the last crosscountry race for 2016 as the group now heads into the road racing part of the season. The first event is the club

championships followed by the Wellington road Championships hosted on Waterworks Road in Wainuiomata.  Full results can be found on the Wainuiomata Harriers website: www.sportsground.co.nz/ wainuiomataaahc. This Saturday is a club run/walk, meeting at the clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park at 2pm. For more information contact Paul on 021 0220 7651

SILVER: Finn Brew with his silver medal for Year 2 boys. PHOTO: Supplied

women grow in confidence and self-esteem since beginning the venture. “I have already seen some very exciting results [such as] the way the women inspire each other to step out of their comfort zones and take positive risks and the incredible changes in their selfconfidence,” she said. Kirsty said she was currently looking to take Fit Chicks Boxfit

further and get local business support to raise funds for t-shirts for the group. “T-shirts give you a sense of ownership, you feel like you’re part of a club and you belong,” she said.  Fit Chicks Boxfit takes place on Mondays and Thursdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Wainuiomata Primary School hall. Each session costs $3.

Sports talk with Jacob Page...

Smoking hot form leads Stenson to British Open glory The ending of the British Golf Open was sport at its riveting best. Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson duelled it out for the crown after starting the day tied for the lead and well ahead of the rest of the field. Mickelson shot six under 65 - his best round ever in a final round. It wasn't enough. Stenson made 10 birdies on his way to an eight under 63. It is a rare case where Stenson won the title at Royal Troon, rather than Mickelson having lost or choked. Not only did both men handle the pressure, they produced a superb two-man golfing showdown. The statistics make for interesting reading. It is the first major win for Stenson

while it's the 11th time Mickelson has finished second at one of golf's four majors. Only the great Jack Nicklaus with 19 has more runner-up finishes. Nicklaus has 17 major wins to soften the blow, Mickelson has just five. But here's the real winner from Stenson's victory. His caddie Gareth Lord now has to quit smoking after he and Stenson agreed he would if he won a major title. Legend now has it Stenson told his caddy to enjoy the smoke he had on the 17th hole because it was going to be his last. That's the kind of confidence 10 birdies will give you.


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