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A local dairy has come out with silver following a regional competition. Ziggy’z Dairy, located on Queen Street, was named the finalist in the Breeze radio stations and the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s quest to find Wellington’s best dairy. The dairy came second in the final award ceremony, which was held at the Wharewaka Function Centre in Wellington on Friday, September 2. Continued on page 2. HAPPY MAN: Byron Pater with his award.

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Continued from page 1 The awards, which began at the beginning of July, aimed to search for the best of different stores and products around the Wellington region. Stores and products ranged from fish and chips to butter chicken to dentists to dairies. The competition saw Kelson Dairy in Lower Hutt end with the top prize, Ziggy’z in second and Stellin Street Store, also in Lower Hutt, in third. Ziggy’z owner, Byron Patel, said “it felt pretty good” to have come close to winning the ultimate prize. He said it was the first time in the six years he had been running the dairy he had been nominated for the award. To get the award, people had to text the radio station to vote for him he said. Byron said the secret to having the best dairy in town was to put the “community first”. “You’ve got to give service with a smile, touch hearts and know your customers well,” Byron said.

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Consultation under way for bylaw Consultation is currently underway for the Hutt City Council’s Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw. The bylaw would provide Police with a legal tool they could use to intervene where there was alcohol being consumed in public, before a situation escalated into a more serious situation. Work with police to create this bylaw has had Council put together evidence of incidents involving alcohol in public places with maps showing the areas they are proposing to become permanent alcohol free areas. The council is now consulting with residents on which

public areas in Lower Hutt, such as river banks, parks, beaches and public footpaths people think should be permanently alcohol free. There are three areas in Wainuiomata currently being consulted on. These include the main shopping are in Homedale Village, the town centre extending through Queen Street, the Strand and Hugh Sinclair Park and the block of shops on Norfolk Street. Council is also consulting on whether residents think all places in Lower Hutt should be alcohol free from 9am until 5am, or if Eastbourne and the Western Hills should

be exceptions to this. Principal policy advisor for the Hutt City Council Graham Sewell, said the reason there was an option to exclude Eastbourne and the Western Hills was due to “evidence showing a low amount of incidents related to the consumption of alcohol in public places in these areas”. Council said to make an area alcohol free they needed to receive evidence from residents. This could include a photo of alcohol bottles in a local park or an incident someone has witnessed or heard of, among other things. Council is also wishing to

hear from people who know of an area proposed to be an alcohol free zone however have never seen or heard of any alcohol related incidents and may want to suggest alcohol consumption is allowed.  To make a submission visit www.huttcity.govt.nz/ Your-Council/Have-yoursay/Consulting-on/controlof-alcohol-in-public-places/, email submissions@ huttcity.govt.nz; or post your submission to Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw, Hutt City Council, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt. Submissions close 4pm Friday, October 28.

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Students celebrate free ambulances By Emma McAuliffe

Local students turned up to school in their pajamas last week to celebrate ambulances being free. Fernlea School celebrated Onesie Day last Friday as part of the Wellington Free Ambulance’s annual appeal which sees people don onesie pajamas to celebrate the uniqueness of

the region’s ambulance service. Students across the school had been learning about the free ambulance and why it was important earlier in the week. Year five student Callum Pollard said he had learned in other parts of New Zealand the ambulance was not free. “In Auckland you have to pay for it but here anyone can ring up and get an ambulance,” he

said. Yea r four student Nina Faanaina said an ambulance had helped her when she needed to get aid for her father. “Once my dad fainted while we were crossing the road so I had to call an ambulance and then they came and they took him to our house,” she said. The students said they had learnt how to call an ambulance

and had taken part in basic first aid sessions earlier in the year. They said they were glad they had access to emergency services. “Everyone can be happy that they don’t have to spend $80 on an ambulance,” year 4 student Liana Campbell said.  For more information on the Wellington Free Ambulance head to www.wfa.org.nz/

There will be a Wainuiomata Community Board and Wainuiomata Ward Hutt City Council candidates only debate next week. The debate will be held on Tuesday September, 20 at 7pm in the Auditorium at Wainuiomata High School. Candidates will each have a short speech then will take questions on issues Wainuiomata residents believe need to be addressed.

Robotic Workshops The War Memorial Library in Lower Hutt will be holding robotics workshops this school holidays. Children will have the opportunity to have a go at the Lego Mindstorm Kits and will work together to solve a challenge. Workshops are $25 each and for ages 12 to 18. They will be held on Monday, September 26 from 10am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm and Saturday, October 8 from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Registrations are essential and can be made at any Hutt City Library.

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Finalists for 2016 Hutt City Youth Awards announced Aaron was nominated for gaining qualifications in Sound and Event Production and using this knowledge to create a sound and lighting company as well as volunteering his services and equipment to Wainuiomata’s Little Theatre for their productions. Prestige Men’s Products was nominated for their development of an innovative beeswax hair product and achieving overall success by winning $1200 at Dragon’s Den, the most of any group in the Wellington Region. Eddie was nominated for his

dedication in running Wainuiomata High School’s Futsal and football programmes and acting as the facilitator, mentor and coach for several teams. Lower Hutt Mayor, Ray Wallace chairperson of the ‘judging panel’ was very impressed with the very high quality of the nominees. “It was a hard decision to actually select a winner in each category as all these young people are winners. The community is going to be in good hands when these young people take over running things,” Mr Wallace said.

Chair of the Hutt City Youth Awards organising committee, National list MP Chris Bishop said the Awards Ceremony are a wonderful celebration of young people in the Hutt Valley. “We can be extremely proud of our young people in Hutt City, and how bright our future is,” he said. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 21 at WelTec Petone.  For more information on the Hutt City Youth Awards head to www.huttcityyouthawards.co.nz

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T h ree locals have been nominated for Hutt City Youth Awards this year. Prestige Men’s Products, Aaron Jonassen and Eddie Trask have been nominated for the awards, which will be presented at a ceremony later this month. Aaron and Prestige Men’s Products have both been nominated for The Hodge Group Hutt City Youth Award for Entrepreneurship whereas Eddie has been nominated for the Hutt News Hutt City Youth Award for Contribution to Sport.

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inbrief news Homedale village markets The annual Homedale Village Markets will be returning next month. The first market will be held on Saturday, October 1. There will be stalls, local crafters, fundraisers and the annual gardening competition. Details still to be finalised. For updates and information on how to get involved head to www.facebook.com/homedalevillagemarkets/.

Superheroes Sport Wainuiomata Inc will be hosting a Superhero Fun Run/Walk in coming weeks. The event will take place from 9.30am, Saturday, October 8 at Frederick Wise Park. Registrations are open now for the event which will see residents decide to take part in the 10km, 5km or 1.5km race, with costs differing dependent on race. There will be spot prizes and people are encouraged to wear super hero costumes. Visit www.sportwainuiomata.com/ for more information.

Great Pacific Playdate celebrates Tongan language week By Emma McAuliffe

A special play date was held last week to celebrate the Tongan language. The Pouma’ama Playgroup hosted the Great Pacific Playdate last Thursday at the Wainuiomata Community Hall to celebrate Tonga Language Week. Tonga Language Week is an annual event in New Zealand held to celebrate the language, arts and culture of Tonga. Senior regional advisor for the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Alexa Masina, said the day’s focus was for the Pouma’ama playgroup to celebrate Tongan language and culture with the wider community. The playgroup meets twice a week to provide a Tongan early learning experience led by local mother Lisipeti Tuita. “It is a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to come together, learn and support each other while giving this education experience to our children,” Lisipeti said. “The unique focus is on the Tongan language and culture, and to provide that experience through play, storytelling and activities that we learn from our own heritage and upbringing,” Alexa said. The Playdate ran with the sup-

ALL TOGETHER: The Mamas, with Lisipeti and Alexa. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

port of Naku Enei Tamariki, Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Lower Hutt Early Learning Community Action Group and was supported by the Avaki Nui Cook Islands Playgroup. The partnership promoted early learning through Pacific language and culture. “Not all Pacific have the lan-

guage capability so coming together this way as a community gives the opportunity for not only the children to learn the language and culture but also parents too. “It’s intergenerational learning, iron sharpening iron,” Alexa said. Teresa Letoa at Naku Enei Tamariki agreed.

“It’s by community for community. It’s empowering people to be who they are and providing our children, mums, grandparents and other family members a space,” she said. “Our families are proud of their Pacific language and cultures. Language week is just one way to showcase this,” Alexa said.

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employment after leaving school. The courses’ which started a couple of weeks ago are run by YOUth Inspire’s youth coordinator, Tasi Fiso and take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm. Tasi said the aim of the exercises was to bring health and fitness to young people and the community.

“We want to welcome the community to physical training sessions to help promote health and wellbeing, engage and encourage the youth of the community to stay active,” he said. Tasi sa id t he act ivit ies ranged from playing a game of touch outside on the field on fine days to playing dodge ball inside the Wainuiomata

Community Hall. Other activities included obstacle courses, strength training and team building.  Physical training sessions take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm. Bring comfortable training clothes. For more information call Tasi on 021922113 or visit YOUth Inspire on Facebook.

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Cuddly cats and playful pups There will be free school holiday sessions at Animates Lower Hutt these school holidays. Children will be able to learn about their favourite four-legged friends at the sessions, to be held on Thursday, September 29 and Thursday, October 6 at 11am. The sessions will be an opportunity to introduce children to the skills they need to be a nurturing pet owner, for example, important life skills such as kindness and compassion towards animals. They will also learn about what makes each breed special, what to feed them and how to care for them.

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TOGETHER: Some of the businesses involved in the makeover. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe By Emma McAuliffe

Local businesses have been busy preparing for the ‘7 Day Makeover’. The makeover, which would see Queen Street transformed in seven days, is now less than two weeks away from beginning. Local businesses have been signing on to help out and

transform their shop fronts to reflect what the community wants to see. Making stuff happen champion Esther Venning, said she would like to see all businesses, as well as other locals, have the chance to be involved. “The Makeover will be good for all Wainuiomata as it brings people together and encourages people to visit more often and

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stay longer. The event gives people the resources and opportunity to help make our town vibrant,” she said. Esther said she was excited by the ideas people had come up with for the Makeover so far, which included a piano in the resource bank from Clive’s Chemist and playhouses near Harcourts. She said she was looking

forward to the other ideas people would bring to the table when the makeover begins next Sunday. “It’s all about pride and participation,” she said.  For more information on the 7 Day Makeover head to www.7day.co.nz or Love Wainuiomata’s Facebook page- www.facebook.com/ wainuiomata2035/?fref=ts

What is an average day like for you? “I work from 5.30am, designing and running the day to day operations of the Wainui Joinery.” What do you like to do outside of work? “When I was about 25 or 26 I joined the Jaycees who built the first viewing platform here and paid for the paddling pool. I was president for a time then was made a Senator, which is a worldwide recognition. After that I joined the Rotary for 20 years, was the president of Rotary and was made a Paul Harris Fellow. I live on my son’s land in Moore’s Valley; a lot of my spare time is working on that. My current passion is my grandson, Shane Richardson’s,

The Nextstage Theatre Charitable Trust will be holding a Playfest this October for participants of all ages and physical abilities to create a 10 minute short play based on a given subject. The teams must be comprised of two to ten individuals a team leader and be aged 16 and upwards. The event will start on Friday, October 7 from 6pm at the Lower Hutt Little Theatre. All teams will then have 48 hours from 7pm in the evening to create a play in time for the heats on Sunday, October 9. From there five teams will be chosen for the final the following week. For more details on the challenge head to www.nextstagetheatre.wordpress.com and to register visit www.goo.gl/Y2GniO

motor racing.” What would a dream day be like for you? “I love what I do so every day is a dream day. I want for nothing and I have enough to give away. I love people- I meet so many fascinating people. Why would I want to stop working?” What do you love about working in Wainuiomata? “I think it is just the most wonderful place. I have had the joy of seeing how Wainui was built, I know how this place was built.”  Do you know someone you think would make an interesting subject for Day in the Life? Let us know at emma@wsn.co.nz

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Q: What are you most looking forward to about summer?

Sarah McNaughton Wainuiomata

Shanyah Haenga Wainuiomata

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“Getting into swimming and having a chance to go and see the coast without clouds around.”

“Tanning, getting out in the sun and spending a day out at the beach.”

“Just warm weather and being “I actually really like the able to get out with the baby.” cold, although in the sun it’s easier to have a baby in a pram.”

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Louana Fruean Wainuiomata “Getting into summer clothes – shorts and t-shirt and bare feet.”

Jason Thompson Wainuiomata “Getting on the boat for some fishing and diving.”

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

Missing sign Dear Ed, To the individual/s who had anything to do with removal of my sign from my front fence. I challenge you to come and see me to talk to me about what upset you so much that you needed to

resort to doing this. Hope it was a one off episode as I will be one sign short now. I am running as an independent and I don’t have bucket loads of money. Did you not get taught respect for other people’s property? At the end of

day, it’s only a sign so just talk to me and find out why I am standing. I don’t bite. David Smith, Wainuiomata

Playground opening delayed The launch of a new Lower Hutt playground has been postponed. T he launch for t he new Ava lon Pa rk Playg rou nd was originally scheduled for Sunday, however has been delayed three weeks. Hutt City Council’s Parks and Gardens Divisional Man-

ager Br uce Hodgins sa id despite their best effor ts, Council and contractors were not able to meet the deadline to complete it. “After discussions, we’ve agreed that it’s best to postpone the opening until Sunday, October 2.” Bruce said the design boast-

ed several special landscape features and custom-made play equipment and would be the only one of its kind in the North Island. “It has to be done right. An important part of the design is that the entire playground, including some complex landscape features, are accessible

to children. We do not want to sell families short by opening the playground before important finishing touches are completed.” “We did not make this decision lightly as we know that the community is very excited about the new playground. The playground will be open

in time for the second week of the school holidays.”  Avalon Park Playground will open from 10am on Sunday, October 2. The activities and entertainment set to be part of the Sunday, September 11 launch will take place on October 2 from 10am until 3pm.

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Café catering for all By Emma McAuliffe

OAKS: Renee and Gabriel at Oaks current location. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

A local café has been helping out Wainuiomata’s oldest and youngest citizens. Oaks Café, currently located at Life City Church, was started as a kiosk to sell NZ Kids Food lunch packs to children and adults on their way to school or work. NZ Kids Food director Renee Ailao said since the café began they had been inspired by wanting to give children in the community a healthier option for lunch. The NZ Kids Food lunch packs include a sandwich, fruit, yoghurt and a small treat. “This place was made so that children could come in and grab a healthy lunch, we do about 100 lunches in a morning. It’s just amazing the reaction, weight loss and better behaviour in kids. If it works here, why can’t it work anywhere else,” Renee said. Renee said the café would

soon be moving to the Strand where she could begin to focus on local older citizens, as well as continue to support young people with the lunch packs. She said she had recently taken on the senior citizen’s challenge, posed by local Gabriel Tupou. Gabriel said he was inspired to start the challenge after locals had told him they wanted more opportunity to use their Super Gold Cards in Wainuiomata. “Oaks is showing leadership by taking on this challenge,” Gabriel said. Renee said she wanted the new café to reflect what the community wanted. “What it will do is create a space for our older people to connect with each other. We want to reflect what the community wants. What would people like to see in the community,” Renee said. She said she hoped Oaks would be open in their new location after the upcoming school holidays.

Local hairdresser vandalised By Emma McAuliffe

A local business had a surprise last week when they discovered a store front window had been smashed. Co-owner of Hair to Stay on the Main Road in the Village,

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sort of vandalism. “Small businesses in Wainui struggle enough without this sort of thing happening. If you care about our small community take care of it,” Susan said. Locals rallied around Hair to Stay on social media following

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Locals to get involved with town clean up By Emma McAuliffe

Locals will have the opportunity to make Wainuiomata beautiful this weekend. Keep Hutt City Beautiful, in conjunction with Keep New Zealand Beautiful will be hosting clean up days across Lower Hutt this week as part of New Zealand Clean Up week. Clean Up Week is running

from Monday, September 12 until Sunday, September 18 as a chance for locals to band together and clean up areas of their communities. There will be a Clean Up event taking place this Sunday at Hugh Sinclair Park from 2pm. Hutt City Councillor for the Wainuiomata Ward, Margaret Willard, said the cleanup event would start from the park and

move to different areas around Wainuiomata’s town centre, depending on how many people showed up. “It’s good opportunity to get the area in Queen Street clean, ready for the 7 Day makeover,” Ms Willard said. Ms Willard said she had participated in Clean Up Week before and had found it was “actually a lot of fun”. “We find that when people

do this they get sort of keen to pick up rubbish outside of Clean Up Week,” she said.  The Wainuiomata Clean Up Week event will take place from 2pm on Sunday, September 18 at Hugh Sinclair Park. Rubbish bags and gloves will be provided. For more information on Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Clean Up Week head to www.knzb.org.nz/ cleanupweek.

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Locals have OUT& blooming good about time The Wainuiomata Gardeners’ Club hosted their annual Spring Flower Show at the weekend. Locals had the opportunity to enter the show in a variety of categories including flower’s, handicraft, floral art and children’s cookery. Winners on the day included Jackie and

Stephen Dobbs in the flower section and Rueben and Sayde Yuile in the children’s section.  For more information on the Gardeners’ Club head to www.mygarden.co.nz/ Business/1620/WellingtonWairarapagardening-clubs.aspx

PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Taylor, www.facebook.com/newspaperphotos/?fref=ts YOUNGEST ONE: Youngest entry Lachlan Packer, with sister Ruby and dad Carey Packer.

BAKE OFF: Childrens cooking.

GOOD WORK: Glenis Simpson enjoying seeing her grandkids’ entries.

IMPRESSIVE HAUL: Jackie and Stephen Dobbs cleaned up with most points in several categories including Best Bloom and Best Narcissus.

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NICE WORK: Hutt City Councillor Margaret Willard, Logan and Kayla Williams with Doreen Hore.

HUTT CITY COUNCIL WAINUIOMATA WARD My wife Aimee, our daughter Ellie, and I are proud to call Wainuiomata our home. We moved here in 2011. As a new resident, I wanted to contribute, become part of our community, and raise our family. I wanted to use my experience in community development, governance, and youth work to engage, so I stood for the Community Board in 2013. Since then, I’ve become Deputy Chairperson of the Board, and helped with projects such as naming the Pukeatua Bridge. I put the needs of our community first. I listen to,

advocate for, and collaborate with many. I’m proud of what we have achieved, and now feel compelled to take the next step. Wainuiomata is a diverse community, with voices from many cultures and ages. With your support, I can bring the voices of our community to the Council table. Please support me with your vote.

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TOP CHEFS: Rueben and Sayde Yuile hauled in three firsts between them.

NICE HANDIWORK: Frances and Ivan Collett enjoying the handicraft section.


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at their house to say thanks for their fabulous new kitchen. In the early years, each month we spent a little more on marketing, and each month the business got a little bigger. These days, four years on, we get so many referrals from existing customers, or just turning up to the home show, that we sometimes have to book people in a month down the line. Nobody really minds waiting a little to get a fabulous new kitchen, and we became so good at renovating kitchens, instead of installing everything from scratch, that we managed to save a little of the environment, and a great deal of costs for each customer compared to the price of a new kitchen. “Amazing Kitchen Facelifts” became our Mantra. Not everything in life goes well though. Our son was made redundant, and so made a move down to Wanaka. He is somewhat of a daredevil and makes a living as a tandem-master skydiver. We missed our son and grandchildren dearly, and set in place a dream to put enough money aside that we could move to Wanaka. It wasn’t too hard. The business was going well, and we weren’t thinking of buying a pad as big as Ritchie McCaw or Sam Morgan, the TradeMe founder, who both have places there, but more something just out of town with a little bit of land, where most importantly we could have the grandchildren over. Now, being in Wellington meant that you have to enjoy the water and so, one day, Hazel took me sailing from Wellington yacht club for a birthday treat. Not bad considering she is somewhat nervous of the water. I returned the favour later in the year by taking her on a heli-flight on the waterfront, when I knew she was a little afraid of flying. That is life though. Sometimes a challenge comes along and you just have to learn to take them. Sometimes we let our worries get the better of us. Other times we seize an opportunity and go make the most of it. I hope we have been more in the latter camp most of the time. In our 3rd year in business we received an award for growing sales to over a million dollars in a year, and we stood proudly in front of all the other franchisees at the conference, as they cheered us on. Dream Doors is more like a small family than a franchise business network. Yep, the other people wanted to win the award, but they were genuinely pleased to see us succeed. Whilst we worked away in Wellington, we got the news that our second grandchild was due to be born. Flights

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Open day held to welcome back tennis By Emma McAuliffe

The tennis season began last week with a school tournament and open day taking place. Local students had the opportunity to give tennis a go last Wednesday afternoon before the season started on Sunday with an open day. Four local schools, Wainuiomata Primary School, St Claudine Thevenet School, Fernlea School and Pukeatua Primary School took part in the event which saw year five and six students compete against each other in friendly tennis tournaments.

Junior Tennis convener Julie Day said the tennis club had been holding the school tournaments for the past seven years a head of t he ten n is season beginning. “It’s always run around the same time as tennis goes back, with girls playing each other in the morning and boys in the afternoon,” Julie said. The club had their annual open day on Sunday for families to have a hit before the summer season starts.  For more information on the Wainuiomata Tennis Club head to www.wainuiomatatennis. org.nz/

OPEN SEASON: Wainuiomata Tennis Club president Toni Kane serves the traditional first ball to officially open the season. PHOTO: Dan Taylor.

Winter Sport Wrap up

READY TO PLAY: Deklin Frew-Parks and Finn Inia ready to get stuck in. PHOTO: Dan Taylor

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Locals have had a great winter season with many wins across the board for local teams and athletes. The Wainuomata Hockey Club’s Premier Women’s team moved up from Premier 3 to Premier 2, this was considered to be a great achievement as this was second season Wainuiomata had a premier team. In rugby both the Women’s team and the Premier Reserves won their division finals and the

Premiers made it to the semifinal of the Jubilee Cup. The Wainuiomata Rugby club also saw seven members of the Women’s Team make the Wellington Pride squad and three players from the Premier team make the Wellington Lions. The Rugby League side saw the OGs make their final and the Premiers ending the season fourth on the table. Wainuiomata High School saw

many sporting successes with a record six players making Hutt Valley rep teams in Netball and many students being invited to trial for and made national squads. The school’s Premier 3 Netball team also won their final, making history for the school. The summer season for sport begins in a matter of weeks making way for locals to achieve more across the board.

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Netball NZ makes rod for own back Netball New Zealand appear to be having an identity crisis. The national netball governing body looks set to ban players from playing for the Silver Ferns if they play in the new Australian netball league over the New Zealand one. The key player in the midst of this is centre and former New Zealand captain Laura Langman. The former Silver Ferns captain looks set to re-sign with the New South Wales Swifts in the new Australian competition instead of playing in the Kiwi event. So, Netball New Zealand look set to ban her from international play. This is a clear example of Netball

New Zealand channelling their inner-All Blacks. The New Zealand Rugby Union has the same stance that only players playing in New Zealand are eligible for the All Blacks. The difference between rugby and netball in this country is depth. New Zealand can’t afford to lose a player like Langman- the country doesn’t have the depth of player to replace her skill and experience. It’s admirable Netball New Zealand want to try to protect their own competition but let’s face it, the Australians are better than we are at netball currently and have always had better depth than we

have. The trans-Tasman netball competition proved that point with Australian franchises winning all but one of the titles. New Zealand teams were only competitive with each other so the competition was scrapped. So, with that in mind, I can’t blame Langman for wanting to stay in Sydney. The skill level will be higher, and it will pose more of a challenge. Netball New Zealand need to get off their high horse and realise that Laura Langman is worth more to the Ferns than the Ferns are to Langman at this point in her career.

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