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Pools to open for summer Continued from page 1. “We’ve been having a great time,” Shadonae said. Wainuiomata Summer Pool team leader Phyllis Taylor said the pool was populated by families on opening day, despite some cooler weather. “Opening day on Saturday was fine but chilly. That didn’t stop our local lane swimmers who were out in force and a group of keen triathletes. “By 9.30am children were also lining up down the drive eager to get in and we had families galore and sports groups celebrating the end of their tournaments,” she said. Phyllis said she was pleased with how opening day went for the summer pool. “By closing time no one wanted to get out of the pool and go home as they were having such a great time,” she said. Wainuiomata Summer Pool was the first Hutt City Council swimming pool to open for the summer. It will remain open until March next year.
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Wainuiomata High School house captains Freesia Tuita, Aso Muaiva, Eddie Trask and Brooke Tauaneai, with BNZ Petone staff and the presents.
tains were happy they had managed to come together to get the presents delivered to BNZ for less advantaged children. ‘It feels really good. All our hard work paid off,” she said.
Fellow house captain, Aso, agreed and said she would like to see the tradition be continued by Wainuiomata High School in future years. “We’re hoping to make it a tradition at the school
that (year 12 leaders) Alex Faifailoa and Aviata Sa’u can continue on,” she said. “It was good that Alex and Aviata had the opportunity to do this and show leadership,” Freesia said.
Second community concert planned By Emma McAuliffe
A local man has organised for a second community sing along after one in July proved to be a success. James Davis will be hosting a concert featuring past and modern hymns this weekend at the Coast Road Church. He held a previous one on July
Community spirit helps Police catch offenders Public vigilance helped Wellington Police make two arrests for vehicle crimes committed in Wainuiomata on Sunday morning. At 7.40am, Police received reports of youth breaking into a vehicle in Wainuiomata. Local residents helped Police locate two of the offenders, one of whom will appear in the Hutt Valley Youth Court. The other will appear before Hutt Valley District Court. Enquiries are on-going to identify others who may have been involved.
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Christmas has come early at Wainuiomata High School following the delivery of presents to BNZ last week. Four of the school’s house captains, Freesia Tuita, Aso Muaiva, Eddie Trask and Brooke Tauaneai, delivered over 50 presents to BNZ Petone last Wednesday following their involvement in the Wellington Shoebox Christmas Project. The school had become involved with the project through Rutherford house dean Sarah O’Neill, who was already involved with her family. The house captains said they were grateful for all her encouragement when it came to getting the presents organised. BNZ Shoebox organiser, Pera Barrett and Petone BNZ store manager Lisa van Shaik said they were pleased with the project. “At BNZ we are really excited about Shoe box Christmas. It is a way for us to help get presents to kids who can do with an extra smile this Christmas,” they said. Freesia said the house cap-
16 which he said had proved to be “quite popular”. “The second one came about because there was a want for it. At the last one the church was full and that was really good. “People were really on board with it. A whole range of ages came along last time from children to young married couples. There was a lot of unity through
music,” he said. James said this time the community would be singing more modern songs, however the focus would still be on hymns which pioneers to the community had sung. “There will be a few more modern hymns this time. It will probably be around 50/50 whereas last time there was more
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old hymns. Older hymns are still the focus and are still resonant today,” he said. Community Worship Night will take place on Saturday, November 12 from 6pm until 7pm at the Coast Road Church. All are welcome. Entry is free, a gold coin donation on the night to go towards the upkeep of the Church would be appreciated.
Red Nose Day will be taking place on Friday, November 18 to raise money to help children across New Zealand. Locals will be encouraged to don a red nose to raise money for Cure Kids. Cure Kids is currently funding research for serious health conditions including cot death, stillbirth, leukaemia, rheumatic heart disease, burns, cystic fibrosis, asthma, inherited heart conditions, and mental health conditions. For more information head to www.rednoseday. co.nz
Ignite Festival WaiPESI will be hosting a Pasifika Ignite Festival at the end of the month to celebrate diversity in Wainuiomata. There will be food stalls, artwork, information stalls and live performances. All welcome to join in. The event will take place at the Wainuiomata Community Hub from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, September 26.
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inbrief news Backyard open day to showcase the Hutt
Futures celebrate end of term By Emma McAuliffe
The Hutt City i-Site will be hosting a Big Backyard Open Day on Sunday, November 20 to showcase the events and activities hosted in the Hutt Valley over summer. The open day will feature information and displays from big and small agencies, organisations and companies that will appeal to a wide variety of ages and interests. Sports and recreation will include displays by Hutt City Council’s Leisure Active, Animal Services and Libraries, Emergency Management, Tamatoa Sea Cadets and Disc Golf. The Big Backyard Open Day will run Sunday, November 20 from 10am to 2pm.
Pool openings This weekend two more Lower Hutt pools will be opening their doors for the summer. Both McKenzie Baths in Petone and Eastbourne Summer Pool will be hosting free open days on Saturday, November 12. Both swimming pools will be open from 10am until 6pm. For more information on the summer pools head to www.huttcity.govt.nz/Leisure-Culture/Swimming-pools-and-gyms/.
Port Road Drags The Port Road Drags will be celebrating its 50th year this year. To celebrate the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt will be hosting the cars which will be racing at the Burger Fuel 2016 Port Road Drags for locals to have a look at. Cars will be at the venue from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, November 26. Admission is free. For more information on the Port Road Drags head to www.portroad.co.nz.
Twilight Christmas Parade The Twilight Christmas Parade will be taking place on Jackson Street, Petone on Friday, November 25 a week before the Wainuiomata Christmas Parade hits the streets. Over 50 floats will be taking part in the parade which will start at 7pm by Buick Street and will end near Petone Avenue. Santa’s Grotto will be running in the Jackson Street Programme office until 10pm on the night.
The Futures at the end of breakfast performing a Haka for Bill Sharp.
Chair and deputy elected to regional council The chair and deputy for the Greater Wellington Regional Council were appointed for this triennium at the council’s first meeting last fortnight. Councillor Chris Laidlaw, from the Wellington constituency was elected unopposed as chair and Councillor Barbara Donaldson from Porirua/ Tawa was elected deputy chair, also unopposed at the Council’s first meeting on Wednesday, October 26.
The pair will be representing as chair and deputy until October 2019. Mr Laidlaw said he was looking forward to working with the council to continue progress on “making this region an even more fulfilling place in which to live and work”. “Our focus over the next three years will be on working to build on the positive relationships we’ve developed
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It was a special morning for the Futures last Thursday as they wrapped up their year with a breakfast and prize giving. The Futures Programme has been running for ten years. Run by Bill Sharp and currently situated out of Wainuiomata High School the programme gives young men the chance to learn life skills, do physical fitness and homework before their school day begins. The programme celebrated their end of year with a breakfast last week with special guests including Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace, Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard, National List MP Chris Bishop and Labour Candidate Virginia Andersen as well as supporters from the programme based at the school. Three of the boys would be leaving the programme this year as it would be their final year at school. Year 13 student and house captain, Cruz Vole, thanked Bill and his fellow Futures for their unend-
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Friends Who Care are looking for volunteers to help makeover their house on Rowe Parade. Friends Who Care is a place where people experiencing mental illness and addiction can drive the solutions towards their own recovery. Also housed in the building is the Happiness Inn Charitable Trust, a group helping the community by providing free meals to those in need.
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Locals will soon be able to have a taste of the coutry in the town centre with Wainuiomata’s first Rural Fest next weekend. Rural Fest is an event which showcases the nostalgic activities associated with country life. This would include pony rides, sheep shearing, gumboot tossing and a bake off. The event is being organised by a steering group made up of members of the Wainuiomata
Rural Association and other groups around Wainuiomata, including Love Wainuiomata Inc. Love Wainuiomata Inc’s making stuff happen champion Esther Venning said the event had been organised to showcase country life. “Rural Fest is all about bringing the country to town with fun for all ages. Queen Street will have a great farm feel and country fair atmosphere,” she said. As well as this, the day was also set to fundraise money for a defibrillator for the Rimutaka
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: We asked “Keep Wainui Beautiful” poster competition winners from St Claudine Thevent School how they kept Wainuiomata beautiful.
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“I report any tagging to the council.”
“I always put my rubbish in the bin.”
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“I pick up my dogs droppings and anyone else’s.”
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Guy Fawkes not our tradition Dear Ed, Why do we need to copy someone else’s traditions? Why waste over $100 on fireworks when you can see them out on the Wellington Harbour? Why carry on this stupid tradition of Guy Fawkes? Do you get your kicks out of making an evening of big bangs around the valley? There are people
out there who are very careless with fireworks. Wasting money on fireworks is foolish. Lots of people get burn treatment each year [because of] fireworks. If you own pets you should not be letting then off. (abridged) Peter Wells, Wainuiomata
Lotto winnings should go to charity Dear Ed, I was so happy that on channel four news at 5.30pm they suggested for rich lotto winnings to go towards or the total to go to some well-known charities in our country, New Zealand that I love so very much. What a difference from saying [there is] a gap between the rich
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Competition keeps things beautiful By Emma McAuliffe
Children were awarded for their ideas on how to keep Wainuiomata beautiful at assemblies across the valley last week. Ch ild ren f rom f ive schools in Wainuiomata took part in the poster and colouring competition by the Wainuiomata Police, which asked for children’s ideas on “Keeping Wainui Beautiful”. Nineteen children across the five schools- Arakura Primary School, Wainuiomata Primary School, St Claudine Thevenet School and Fernlea School and Konini Primary School - won prizes for their entries. St Claudine Thevenet School had eight winners across the colouring in competition for five to nine-year-olds and the
poster competition for 10 to 13-year-olds. The students said they based their ideas on what they thought were the most important ways they could keep their surroundings clean. This included picking up rubbish and looking after animals. “I don’t put anything down the drain,” Shaya Ramsey said. The Wainuiomata Police said they were impressed by the entries they received for the competition. They said they were grateful to the New Zealand Managers’ Guild Trust for donating money for prizes for the competition winners. The winning posters will be displayed at the Wainuiomata Community Policing Centre.
Seven of the eight competition winners from St Claudine Thevenet School
Opening night for Little Theatre Show
Prize giving celebrates work in the classroom By Emma McAuliffe
Local students were celebrated for their achievements in the classroom at the annual Wainuiomata High School senior prize giving held on Monday night. The senior prize giving rewarded the academic successes of year 12 and 13 students at the high school and celebrated the leadership of the senior students. This included the announcement of next year’s head students by the 2016 head students. Deputy head girl for 2017 would be Ruby Gardner and deputy head boy was Joseph Tunopopo. The head boy and head girl for 2017 would be Alex Faifailoa and Shiloh Babbington respectively. Before handing over the reins to Joseph current deputy head boy, Nimish Gounder, told the crowd he was proud of the achievements of the class of 2016. “Every single student here has proved we are incredible. We
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Opening night has arrived for the Wainuiomata Little Theatre who will debut their show “Little Shop of Horrors” tonight. The 25 strong cast of locals have been rehearsing for the last three months and director Trevor Williams said with opening night upon them the cast were ready for an audience. “It’s a more technically challenging show than some of the things we have done before, but everything has come together and it’s looking great. “There is amazing talent in the show and all the cast have worked hard to get the final polish to the production ahead
of opening night,” he said. “Little Shop of Horrors” follows the hapless Seymour Krelborn who works in Mushnik’s flower shop on Skid Row. He harbours a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulguard and is berated by Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds an unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and begins to sing for his supper. The musical is based on the 1960 black comedy film “The Little Shop of Horrors” and
are the dreamers. We are going to achieve great things,” he said. Dreams were the theme of the prize giving night with ex-student and fashion designer, Jerome Taylor, attending to give a speech on his own dreams. Jerome said although he did not do well in High School things changed for him when he had ambition to make something more of himself. “When I had a dream I worked as hard as I could to achieve it,” he said.
Top Prize Winners: • Wainuiomata High School Award for Second Place in Year 12 - Annalise Richardson. • Principal’s Cup for Top Year 12 Student - Joel Carman • Proxime Accessit to Dux Keshav Raj • Dux - Harrison Leach
includes the songs “Skid Row”, “Somewhere that’s Green” and “Suddenly Seymour” made famous by the 1986 film of the same name. ”Little Shop of Horrors” runs from Wednesday, November 9 until Saturday, November 19 at the Old Wainuiomata College with no shows on Monday or Tuesday. Shows start at 7.30pm except for matinees on November 12 at 2.00pm and November 13 at 4.00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for a child. Parental guidance is recommended for under 12s. Tickets available from Clive’s Chemist.
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Wednesday November 9, 2016
Students win top awards By Emma McAuliffe
Two students came away from last month’s Wainuiomata High School sports awards with more than they expected. Year 13 student Brooke Tauaneai and year 12 student Tanara Haenga were awarded Sportswoman and Sportsman of the year respectively at the ceremony held on Thursday, October 27. Brooke was celebrated for her success in athletics and rugby. This included her making the Wellington Women’s Pride rugby team. Tanara was celebrated for his talent in rugby and rugby league. He was selected to play for the Wellington Rugby U18s and the New Zealand Maori U18s.
Tanara said, as a year 12, he was surprised by the award. “It was a big surprise. It was a big achievement for me. “I had no idea I was going to get it. My family was really happy. It feels really good,” he said. Brooke said she had been aiming for Sportswoman since year nine and she was pleased to have finally achieved her goal. “It feels good. It’s been building up since year nine. I’ve always hoped to get the award since year nine,” she said. Brooke said she would like to continue playing rugby once she finished school and her next goal would be to get a portrait on the school gymnasium wall. “But that’s still a little bit away,” she said.
Tanara Haenga, Wainuiomata High School Sportsman of the Year
Brooke Tauaneai, Wainuiomata High School Sportswoman of the Year
Locals make finals in sevens tournament By Emma McAuliffe
Teams train before matches at Saturday’s Sevens tournament.
The sevens season began at the weekend with Wainuiomata hosting the 2016 Wellington Rugby Football Union American Ambassador’s Club Championship sevens at Mary Crowther Park. The tournament has been held since 1967 following American Ambassador at the time John F Henning presenting the cup to New Zealand in the 1960s. The Wainuiomata Men’s sevens team fared well on the day, making it to
the finals after beating Oriental-Rongotai 12-10 in the semi-finals. Wainuiomata lost to Upper Hutt 29-21 in the final. St Mary’s College took out the women’s cup final on the day against Oriental-Rongotai, winning 24-15. Other cup winners included Marist St Pats in the Men’s Plate, Northern United in the Men’s Bowl, St Patrick’s College Wellington in the Colts, Paramata-Plimmerton in the Men’s Shield and Avalon in the Women’s Bowl.
Sports talk with Jacob Page...
Parker - a big fish? It’s a shame Joseph Parker’s world title fight more than likely won’t be held in New Zealand. Duco Events, who look after the 26-year-old’s interests were keen on having the fight against Mexican John Ruiz staged in Auckland in December. For that, they wanted Government funding, which they submitted an application for. However, as is often the way with public money, those people who take the spending of their taxes seriously got up in arms about it and Duco withdrew the application due to the public outcry against it. Duco believed New Zealand’s exposure to a global audience as well as tourist dollars generated, made it a worthwhile event for the government to help fund. However, the court of public opinion disagreed. To be honest, it’s doubtful it would be a money spinner for the Government. World boxing is in a slump and has been for some time.
Interest from casual boxing viewers has declined as has general interest. However, that’s the reason the fight could have worked in New Zealand. Make it a big fish event in a small pond. Get all of New Zealand behind Parker. Give sports fans a once in a lifetime chance to go to a world title fight in their own backyard. There’s also the hometown judging which could be handy too (wink, wink). It is boxing after all. It now looks like the fight will be held in America. Parker is a business and Duco want a return on their asset. Win or lose, a world title fight offers that opportunity. I’ll get that pay per view, unlike the rest of Parker’s fights so far with their weak undercards and often abysmal opponents in the main event, it would be worth $40. It’s a case of ‘watch this space’. Parker will need a bit of luck to get the job done, but at 26 he’s certainly special enough to give it a decent go.
The Wainuiomata U15 team. PHOTO: Supplied.
Good results for junior teams Younger members of the Wainuiomata Softball club had a good weekend with several wins across the board. The Wainui U9 Tigers T-Ball team beat Totara Park Gold, 32-27. The U9 Lions T-Ball team drew against Totara Park Blue 21 all. In Softball the U11 Bears beat Stokes Valley Dragons 12-11. The U15 team had an excellent game beating the Saints 16-1. The team mercied their opponents in three innings.
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