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A local couple will be celebrating their diamond anniversary this week. Frank and Joyce Jones were married on September 22, 1956 and will be marking their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday. Joyce said they would be celebrating with a lunch with their family and then having a small gathering in the evening for those who were not able to make the lunch. Continued on page 2 Frank and Joyce Jones are celebrating 60 years of marriage this week. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe
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Continued from page 1 “It will be a quiet affair, we are too old to be dancing on tables,” she said. Joyce said the pair was formally introduced by a friend in Wellington in 1954, while Frank was in the police force and she worked in an office. She said the pair married in Featherston as they both had farming backgrounds. “It was a really nice ceremony. It was a beautiful day and a lovely wedding,” she said. They moved to Wainuiomata in 1959 and have lived at their current address for the entire 57 years. “We lived in Wellington and our first two children were born in Wellington, Ruth was six weeks old when we moved here,” Joyce said. The couple has four children, fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. They credit their success in
Joyce and Frank at their grandson’s wedding earlier this year. PHOTO: Jo Moore Photographer
marriage to the way they were brought up. “It’s about having good values,” Frank said. “It’s also really about the three ‘l’s’, love, loyalty and laughter,” Joyce added. Highlights for them of their marriage include trips
ove r s e a s , volu nt e e r i ng with various organisations throughout Wainuiomata including the Croquet Club, and cubs and being surrounded by family. “The house is never empty, there’s always family here. This is the emptiest it has
been in a while,” Joyce said. Their advice to newlyweds in their family was simple. “Just give and take and when the going gets tough the tough get going,” Joyce said. “You just work together, and we still do,” Frank said.
Wainuiomata Library update underway Visitors to the Wainuiomata Library may have noticed some changes happening recently. Work has been happening in the front foyer to develop spaces in the library into more functional areas for different users of the community hub. A spokesperson for the Hutt City Council said the work was about “encouraging greater use of the Wainuiomata Hub by the community, making it more multifunctional for different types of activities”. They said this work would include making the old Wainuiomata Council Chambers in to more of a multi-use space, from community board meetings to running library programmes to having open meeting spaces.
The room would also be fitted with a new projector and AV equipment, they said. Other work happening includes removing the wall between the foyer and library to open up the area and turning the existing smaller meeting room into a community hub office so all hub partners would work in an open plan space Hub partners set to work in the open plan space include Hutt City Libraries, YOUth Inspire, WaiPESI, Love Wainuiomata Incorporated and Wainuiomata Sportsville. The work is set to be completed by early October with no disruptions to library services expected during this time.
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Two locals had the chance to be stars at the Waiata Maori Music Awards earlier this month. The Awards, held in Hastings on Friday, September 9, were established to acknowledge and honour the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Maori music. The event also included the Maori Music Expo which involved workshops on Taonga Puoro, traditional Maori music instruments, vocal technique, composition and turntablism, held at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House Plaza. Local musician, Tyna Keelan took Wainuiomata High School students and Mana Ake artists Reriti Moeahu and Awhina Lambert to the awards. Tyna, who performs regularly at the awards, said he took the two to perform at an emerging artist’s showcase and experience what an awards show was like. “They got to meet some of their idols and have the chance to do some networking. Reriti’s first single ‘Manu Tui’ was released last week so it coincided well with that,” he said. Tyna said it was a great experience for the trio. “It’s the first time I’ve ever taken anyone to the awards with me,” he said. Following their performance at the showcase Reriti and Awhina had the opportunity to open for well-known singer, Rob Ruha, in Porirua at the weekend.
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Lower Hutt to have Civil Defence siren test Civil Defence sirens across Lower Hutt will be tested for two minutes on Thursday, October 13 at 10am. All 16 sirens in Lower Hutt will be tested including the two in Wainuiomata. In a real Civil Defence emergency, the sirens will sound continuously for a long time. When people hear the sirens in a real emergency they should visit Wellington Region Emergency Management Office on
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The Wainuiomata Fruit and Vegetable Co-op had a special visitor last week. Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri visited the Co-op at Valley Church last Friday as part of a regular trip to the Hutt Valley. The Wainuiomata Fruit and Vegetable Co-op is an initiative done in partnership between Regional Public Health, Wesley Community Action and the Valley Church to provide locals with bags of kilos of seasonal fruit and vegetables for only $12 a week.
he can help with this,” he said. “The food here is really cheap but people need to know how to cook it,” Denise said. Ms Whaitiri said she was glad to see the co-op working to combat health issues found in Wainuiomata and the Hutt Valley. “I think what you guys do here is brilliant,” she said. For more information on the Wainuiomata Fruit and Vegetable Co-op visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Wainuiomata-Fruit-and-Vegetable-CoOp-179617459049661/.
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Marrison. “We’ve been working hard over the last few weeks to put together an event we think will attract interest, and we’ve chosen music we think will move people and provoke thought,” Sue said. “This programme evolved as we worked together on a wide range of music. The theme revealed unexpected depths and challenges for us, not only the horror of famine, but also war, and the wider issues of what sustains us and how we experience deprivation.” There would also be songs about the delights of a wide variety of food. These would include songs from
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As part of her visit to the co-op Ms Whaitiri had the opportunity to speak to Pastor Andrew Sau and two regulars to the co-op, Marie Dickson and Denise Anglesey. Marie told Ms Whaitiri her favourite thing about the co-op was how cheap the food was. “Fruit and vegetables here are 50 per cent cheaper than the supermarket,” Marie said. Andrew said following on from the co-op he hoped to start cooking lessons for people to learn how to cook the food provided weekly. “I want to start cooking lessons at the college, I just pray to God that
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Local students have been fundraising for their trip to Japan next year. Several students from Wainuiomata High School will be jetting off to Japan in the September school holidays in 2017. Year 10 student, Lydia Belworthy, said she was looking forward to going overseas to see the different cultures. “It will be good to see how the different school systems work,” said year 12 student John Martin. “It will be good to see the different life styles,” year 10 student,
Tessa Smoothy added. Each student would have to fundraise $2500 to make the trip. The trio said the group had been fundraising for the last few months, trying out different ways to make money. This included holding raffles and bake sales, as well as selling chocolate. They said they had two big upcoming events, the first being a drive in movie. Tessa said the drive in movie would be hosted at the Life City Church. “We will be showing the movie Grease because it is quite a wellknown drive in movie,” she said.
Tessa said they would next be working at the stadium, cleaning up after the Mitre 10 cup match between Wellington and Taranaki on Sunday, October 9. The three said they had learned a lot from their fundraising efforts. “People are very generous,” Lydia said. Wainuiomata High School Grease Drive In fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 1 at Life City Church. Gates open at 7pm for 8.30pm start. For more information or to book tickets contact Helena Patuwai on 021844065 or email helena.patuwai@teohu. maori.nz.
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There’s no place like home The residents and staff from Enliven’s Woburn Home in Lower Hutt are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to making their home feel like home, not a hospital. Instead of using traditional wing names, like ‘C Wing’, Enliven homes are encouraging residents to name the different areas of their homes. Anneke Barkwith, clinical nurse manager at Enliven’s Woburn Home in Lower Hutt, says the home’s residents recently decided to rename the wings and lounges after the streets on a Monopoly board. “Now they have an actual address, for example their room could be 12 Vine Street, which brings a sense of normality to their lives.” Anneke says the shift is part of Enliven’s efforts to make the homes homely. “It gives a sense of warmth to a rest home. By changing the way we communicate things like that we can help change
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Local girl sets sights on People’s Choice scholarship By Emma McAuliffe
A local girl is in the running for a national scholarship. St Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College student and Wainuiomata resident, Shanelle Smallman is currently in the running for the AMP People’s Choice Scholarship which sees the public vote online for who they would like to see benefit from the money offered. Shanelle said she applied for the scholarship as a few girls in her year had also applied and she thought she would like to give it a go.
“I applied online and answered multiple questions which included what my dream was, what the scholarship would contribute to and why I thought I deserved it,” Shanelle said. She said her dream was to become “a successful Maori journalist that specialises in the field of broadcasting”. “My passion for presenting, speaking and Te Reo Maori helped lead to my decision,” Shanelle said. Shanelle said if she were to win the scholarship it would go towards meeting the financial requirements in studying
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New house for local students By Emma McAuliffe Terrence Hajdu, Raiha Nanai and Tamati NanaiVermeeren with the whare iti.
Local kindergarten students have a new toy house to play in thanks to a member of the family. Pencarrow Kindergarten welcomed the new ‘whare iti’, small house, last month after it was donated by teacher Amy Kamo’s uncle, Duncan Hill. The kindergarten also has three students related to Duncan, Terrence Hajdu, Raiha Nanai and Tamati Nanai-Vermeeren. Amy said the whare iti had been made from different woods, and included pieces made from the old floorboards of the Blenheim movie theatre. “He just picked it up. It’s the first time he’s made something for us as he’s from Foxton,” she said. Head teacher Dawn Summers said the idea to get a whare iti came from the students’ interest in enclosures. “We wanted something natural looking and it all stemmed from enclosures. The house comfortably fits three students playing in it,” Dawn said. Dawn said the kindergarten had elected to call it a whare iti rather than a dollhouse to break traditional gender norms. “We didn’t want to call it a dollhouse as traditionally they are seen as toys for girls. It’ll be interesting to compare how boys use it to how girls use it,” she said.
A month of Christmas
It may only be September but planning for Christmas has already begun at Hutt City Council. This year’s celebrations will build on the success of last year’s Pop-Up Carols with the addition of a large event in Dowse Square on Saturday, December 17. Hutt City Council’s city promotions manager Brad Monaghan said they had a great response last year. “People loved the concept of bringing Christmas to the suburbs and having a series of events meant there was more than one option for busy families to choose from. “This year we’re adding a larger-scale event called Christmas in Dowse Square.
It combines the magic of the old Christmas in the Park event with the spirit of a quintessential Kiwi summer Christmas.” Christmas in Dowse Square would feature festive entertainment and activities from afternoon to evening including sing-along carols, three pantomime sessions, roving circus acts and performances from local groups. A sum mer Ch r istmas would be celebrated with children being invited to decorate jandals as Christmas tree decorations, a giant sandpit to play in, and photo booths with kiwiana backgrounds. Roa m ing “self ie-elf ies” would also be there to take photos and turn them into
Christmas cards. “Replacing the old Christmas in the Park event with this exciting line-up and spreading the cheer across the month gives more of our community an opportunity to join in. As a single outdoor event, Christmas in the Park was also highly weather-dependent, so multiple events make our plans more resilient,” Brad said. “Together with new Christmas flags across the city this year in different languages, December in Lower Hutt is the place for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit.” Pla n n ing of the Ch r istmas events is underway and confirmed dates, locations and other details will be available soon.
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Wednesday September 21, 2016
High school has spirit By Emma McAuliffe
Local High School students showed their spirit at an annual event held last week. Wainuiomata High School’s Spirit Week is held annually by the school’s house captains, student council and head students as an opportunity to celebrate the school’s sprit and enthusiasm. High school deputy head boy,
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principal Janette Melrose said the event had been running for approximately seven years. “One of our ex-teachers introduced it as she was a head student at her old school and she thought it would work well here. It’s about getting staff and students together to have fun and raise money for charity.” Money raised from this year’s Spirit Week was elected to go to Te Omanga Hospice.
“ Scots provided me The toys play a game of hide and seek.
By Emma McAuliffe
The Wainuiomata Library had a very special sleepover last week for the local toys in the community. The library hosted the sleepover as part of a wider topic at the Hutt City Libraries which focused on dinosaurs in the Hutt Valley. As part of this topic, “Dinosaur Footprints: A Story of Discovery”, people have been able to enter the design a dinosaur competition, take part in special story times and bring
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Nimish Gounder, said the week was run with a different theme each day including a pajama day, cultural day and sports day. As part of the students’ sports day on Friday, the students had a lunch time game of Futsal against their teachers. “It’s a week for us to get hyped about our school [and] a chance for us to beat the teachers,” Nimish said. Wainuiomata High School deputy
their second favourite toy to have a sleepover at the library with Tracey the Triceratops. Nine children took their toys to have a sleep over at the Wainuiomata Library last Thursday evening. Toys taking part in the sleepover included a monster toy, a giraffe, mermaid and panda among others. Children and teens librarian, Alexia Herrera, said she was glad the library had this opportunity. “I think it’s a really cute idea. I
was so excited we got to do this as a library,” she said. Following the sleepover the children received an album of photos of the activities the toys took part in at their night away. Activities included playing hide and seek, playing chess and reading stories about dinosaurs. For more information and more activities as part of “Dinosaur Footprints: A Story of Discovery” head to www.library.huttcity.govt.nz or head to the Wainuiomata Library.
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Local boy proves talent at baseball
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A young local baseball player proved to be a standout when he travelled overseas last month. Twelve-year-old Tane Mumu played in the New Zealand U13 Ripken All Star Baseball at the Cal Ripken World Series held in Maryland, United States of America in August. Tane proved he had what it took to play baseball at the highest level in their age grade by producing top performances at the Ripken competition. “I loved it, the feeling of representing my country in baseball has always been my dream and it finally came true,” Tane said. “I’m planning on playing baseball for a very long time and hope to play college and professional ball in the United States in the future.” Tane, who played as middle fielder, won the gold glove award for best second baseman in the tournament and was selected in the Cal Ripken World
How about those ‘Next Year’ Warriors? Let’s change the New Zealand Warriors name to the ‘Next Year Warriors’. The name is appropriate because let’s be honest, that’s when they are most exciting - when you’re thinking about next year. 2016 ended in a shambles, like most years do and the fallout from it has been just as predictable. Calls to sack coach Andrew McFadden have been listened to and former Kiwis captain Stephen Kearney will take over in 2017 with McFadden staying on as an assistant coach. There has also been speculation of a major signing in Kieran Foran. Again - typical Next Year Warriors. The fans are loyal, blindingly loyal at times but yet again this club has let them down. The issues have rarely been the coaches or the talent of the players, the issue has been mental. Not just the mindset of the players but also the management and ownership. There is something horribly wrong with the energy and aura around the club. The start of the season always has pundits far more informed than I tipping the Warriors to be contenders, only for the team to prove they are pretenders. For years, Kiwis felt the Warriors never got the rub of the green with the officials but it’s been 21 years of mediocrity more than success. Will a coaching change help? History suggests no. Will the signing of Foran help? Possibly but the signings of Isaac Luke, Roger Tuivasa- Sheck and Ryan Hoffman were meant to help too. Foran may be able to offer support to Shaun Johnson, who, on his day is one of the best playmakers in the competition. But he sums up the club as a whole. On their day, the Warriors can beat anyone but more often than not, that day never eventuates.
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Series All-Tournament team. He said he credited his success to his team and coaches. “While I thought the award was a reward for good play, the main reason was my awesome coaching staff and team that equally deserves the award,” Tane said. Tane’s parents, Neil and Shelley, said they were delighted when he won his award. “As parents and family, we were very proud. To see your child represent New Zealand at their chosen sport, excel and win an award like this is fantastic and mind blowing,” they said. “There are a lot of people in Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt who have contributed to Tane’s success in many ways. Coaching, donations, advice… he is very much a product of the hard work that has helped him achieve his sporting dream and as they say, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’”
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LUNCH: Thu - Sat 12pm to 2pm DINNER: Wed - Sun 5pm to 8pm
Tane Mumu with his trophy. PHOTO: Supplied.
WAINUIOMATA CRICKET CLUB JOIN US FOR A FUN SUMMER JUNIORS: Register at the Clubrooms, Bryan Heath Park, 10am-1pm, Sat 24 Sep and 1 Oct Contact Greg Ross 027 260 1010, Mike Macphail 021 0269 4732 SENIORS: Practices at Bryan Heath Park, Tuesdays 6pm, Starting 20 Sep Contact Scott Babot 027 210 5240
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Campbell Barry For Council and Hutt Mana Trust Over the past three years, together, we’ve been able to achieve: The Installation of the Pukeatua Bridge at the Summit of the Wainuiomata Hill Funding for a shared cycle and walk way over the Wainuiomata Hill
Public Opening of Pukeatua Bridge
Creation of the Wainuiomata Development Plan Expansion of the Garden of Remembrance Construction of the Hill viewing platform Investment in infrastructure to support housing developments Funding for youth initiatives in Wainuiomata
Trevor Mallard, Campbell Barry, Ray Wallace and Ken Laban
“Campbell’s passion for people and the greater good of our community is truly admirable, and his commitment to ‘just get on with what needs to be done’ is what I’d like to see more of on our Council. Campbell’s courage to make a stand for what he strongly believes in has shown me how much he genuinely cares about our community.” Authorised by Campbell Barry, 55 Parkway
- LISA BLACK
Wednesday September 21, 2016
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PARKWAY 11 Mohaka Street
INVITING EXTENDED FAMILIES TO PARKWAY
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10 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuiomata