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The Pools officially opened at By Wainuiomata Emma McAuliffSummer e the weekend, signalling warmer weather is well and truly on the way.were hay bales, pony rides and high teas as locals There Last Saturday close to Reserve 800 locals tookweekend advantage of the took to Queen Street at the to celebrate pool’s annual Rural Fest. open day and as part of the celebration, entryRural was free. Fest took place for the first time on Saturday and was Asa always thethe hydro slide proved to be a popular chance for community to engage with the rural attraclifestyles tion,in with children and adults alike taking fast ride at Wainuiomata and to raise money for a the defibrillator which weavesForest its wayPark through surrounding Rimutaka on thethe Coast Road. native bush. Continued onon page Continued page2 2. Terris Toko, IvyOti-Lahood Black, Honey Marsh, Zadow Richards and Mohan Tyla Jean and Keanu Marsters collecting for the Taylor enjoy the pool’s opening day. cause. PHOTO: Dan Taylor
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Community celebrates first Rural Fest Continued from page 1. As of Tuesday morning it was yet to be confirmed as to whether the event had reached its fundraising goal.
During the event locals had the chance to get close to farm animals, take part in a baking competition and listen to country music.
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Following the earthquake of last week the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) are urging people to be prepared in case of disaster. Community resilience manager Dan Neely said the office had six suggestions for how people could be prepared in a natural disaster. “Store enough water for at least 7 days – 20L per person. Items you need for survival are present
in your house already – just keep them stocked up. “Have a conversation with everyone in your household about what to do in an emergency. How will you meet up? How do you turn off your utilities? Make sure everyone knows to Drop, Cover and Hold and carefully exit a building. “Know who in your street and community might need extra help and assistance and offer to help. “Get a small grab and go bag
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for your workplace and make sure this includes a good pair of walking shoes and a jacket. “Check that your foundations are secure and remove your old brick chimney so you can protect your biggest investment and remain in your house after an earthquake,” he said. WREMO recommended in the event of an earthquake people should drop, cover and hold where they were, not go into a door way. The organisation recom-
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Venning said the event was created as a chance for the community to engage with rural life in Wainuiomata. ”It’s been a really great way for people to engage with the awesome things we have here. “People came from all over to experience this. You don’t have to travel far to experience country life, she said. Esther said plans were already underway for next year’s Rural Fest and the group would be looking for new committee members to get involved. “It’s an idea we want to keep going and want to keep developing. We’re looking for new committee members for next year. “This year was our first year and was just to try it out but we will be looking for more people to take over and take part next year,” she said. To get involved with the planning of next year’s Rural Fest get in touch by emailing email@example.com or messaging the Rural Fest Facebook page. Did you go to Rural Fest? What did you think? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
mended people stayed inside rather than run outside during an earthquake or afterwards unless the building was showing clear signs of “distress”. If a person feels a long and/ or strong earthquake and lives in a tsunami evacuation zone it is recommended they immediately go to seek higher ground. For more information and to view tsunami evacuation zones head to www.getprepared. org.nz/.
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Mall reopens following quake By Emma McAuliffe
Wainuiomata residents have been without a supermarket for over a week following the earthquake last Monday. The earthquake saw the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre, including McDonald’s and Countdown close for an indefinite period of time. A spokesman for the shopping centre said the mall was closed because of aesthetic damage and repairs started on Friday to address these. “This work commenced on Friday and included repairs to flooring areas, mirrors and glass in skylights as well as ensuring ceiling tiles are secure and safe. “Engineers are continuing to carry out checks to some areas today and will be reengaged to do further assessments once repair work has been completed over the next few days,” he said. “The safety of all centre tenants, their staff and customers remains of paramount importance in all decisions regarding reoccupation, based on engineering advice.” McDonald’s Wainuiomata reopened on Friday as staff and customers did not have to use the mall for access.
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Wa i nu iomat a Shoppi ng Centre reopened on Tuesday morning with most of its shops reopening with it. However, Countdown and The Warehouse have remained closed. Countdown has provided free delivery to local households and a free bus leaving Wainuiomata twice daily since last Thursday. At this stage the services were extended until Wednesday,
“The city has come through well, our communities have rallied and we’ve got through together.” The earthquake triggered a tsunami warning in the early hours of Monday. Lower Hutt’s sirens were activated at 2:35am and many residents self-evacuated to higher ground. The sirens were turned off at 3:06am. Hutt City Council officers completed assessment of the 59 earthquake-prone buildings registered in the city early last
November 23 when Countdown was expected to reopen, however, this was yet to be confirmed. Meanwhile businesses on Queen Street had noticed the difference in purchases last week with people coming in to buy emergency supplies. Staff at both Price Busters and Super Save said they noticed a lot of people buying batteries.
week, and one of these buildings required further inspection by an engineer. Hutt City Council building manager Derek Kerite said if tenants suspected they were in a building which may have suffered structural damage to first tell the owner and then inform Council of the address. “If a building does have structural damage the owner will need to get an engineer’s report, we can advise them on the steps they need to take. We really want to encourage tenants and
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inbrief news The Wainuiomata Christmas Parade will be taking place next weekend. Locals are encouraged to come along and watch. Parade takes place on Saturday, December 3 from at 10am and will start at Waiu Street, go up Wainuiomata Road, turn off at Fitzherbert Road and then end at the Shopping Centre.
Super Save also sold a lot of bottled water and toilet paper and Price Busters stayed open late selling items to make up emergency kits. As of Tuesday morning Countdown had no set reopening date. What do you think? Have you been using the Countdown bus or using local shops on Queen Street? Let us know at new@ wsn.co.nz
Lower Hutt looks to recovery Lower Hutt city will be looking to future preparedness following the earthquake last Monday. The North Canterbury earthquake, magnitude 7.8, was followed by surface flooding throughout Lower Hutt the following day. Wainuiomata received 93mm of rain last Tuesday morning. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace said the 48 hour period featuring the earthquake and extreme weather had been “tough”.
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owners to let us know of any concerns,” he said. Lower Hutt’s Queensgate Shopping Centre remains closed, however shops with outside access, including Countdown Queensgate, have reopened. If people have any damage or other problems to report they should contact Council on 04 570 6666 or report it online huttcity.govt.nz/rap. The tsunami evacuation zone maps can be viewed at: www.getprepared.org.nz/tsunamievacuationzones
The Eastbourne Carnival will be taking place this weekend at Muritai School and Muritai Road. The carnival will feature rides, entertainment, food, market stalls and a children’s costume page with the theme “We can be heroes”. The carnival will run from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, November 27. For more information head to www.eastbournecarnival. org.nz.
Hour of Code Locals will be able to take part in the Hour of Code at the library next month. The Hour of Code is a one hour introduction to computer science designed to show people anybody can learn the basics. All welcome, registration is essential as spaces are limited. Hour of code will run from 3pm on Saturday December, 10 at the Wainuiomata Library.
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inbrief news Food for Fines Libraries across Lower Hutt will be running Food for Fines again this December. Bring non-perishable to any Hutt City Library, including Wainuiomata Library, between Thursday, December 1 and Saturday, December 31 and wipe $5 from your library account. Every item will be given to a local food bank. In Wainuiomata this would be Whanau in Arms. For more information head to www. huttcitylibraries.govt.nz .
White Ribbon Day White Ribbon Day takes place this Friday, November 25 with events taking place across Wellington throughout the week. The White Ribbon campaign aims to end men’s violence towards women by encouraging men to start conversations with other men and to lead by example. For more information on White Ribbon Day and this year’s events head to www. whiteribbon.org.nz.
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Wainuiomata Marae opens doors to earthquake evacuees A local marae helped out those who needed it most following the earthquake last Monday. The Wainuiomata Marae opened its doors to evacuees from Lower Hutt and the Wainuiomata coast following the tsunami sirens which sounded in the early hours of Monday morning. Forty people sought shelter and were welcomed with food as they waited out the tsunami warning. Although the tsunami warnings passed the work for the marae has not and they have continued to care for families uprooted by flood and earthquake damage. Wainuiomata Ma rae’s Linda Olsen said she was t ha n k f ul to t he Maor i Wardens and local civil defence team for the tireless work and the local charity organisation Kaibosh, who turned up on Monday mor n ing wit h supplies. “We opened up to the community at around 2am
on Monday morning, and we’ve had about 90 people come in since then. We can’t thank Kaibosh enough – it’s because of their help that we’ve been able to feed everyone here a nd provide food pa rcels for whanau in need,” Linda said. Hutt South Labour candidate Ginny Andersen visited t he ma rae last Thursday to thank Linda and others at the marae for their hard work. “Linda and whanau at Wainuiomata Marae have gone above and beyond in caring for our community. Being amongst the fi rst to respond to the tsunami wa r ning last weekend, their work hasn’t stopped yet,” Ms Andersen said. “It’s places like this that are the defi nition of community spirit. Opening their doors up, no questions asked.” A community meeting is scheduled to review and plan for the next emergency.
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Mayor expresses gratitude to community following week’s events The community has been pra ised for its resil ience following last week’s earthquake and severe weather conditions. L ower Hut t Mayor R ay Wallace said despite the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and f looding happening a day apart the Wainuiomata community spirit shone through
“like a beacon”. “Within half an hour of the earthquake that rocked the township bringing power outages to most parts of Wainuiomata the Wainuiomata Resilience Network office was open and was liaising with the Volunteer Fire Brigade, Bush fire, Police and Community Patrol.
Mr Wallace said he was also grateful to members of the community who checked in on their neighbours. “I know it was appreciated and showed the strength of local neighbourhoods,” he said. “Like always, our volunteer Fire Brigades, Bush Fire Force Resilience Network,
Community Patrol, Marae and council contractors were all there out in the thick of it to render assistance and keep people safe. “My sincere thanks to all those that helped us during the emergencies. It was very much appreciated. It shows in time of need people really do rise to the occasion.”
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Last week’s earthquakes and extreme weather tested our city. Lower Hutt has come through these events well, our communities have rallied and we’ve all got through together. Our thanks go to all the contractors, Council staff, and the many volunteers working on behalf of our community. Events like these really demonstrate the better prepared you are, the more resilient your family and wider community will be. A prepared city is a strong city. Best wishes.
TSUNAMI EVACUATION ZONES Some of our city is in tsunami evacuation zones, particularly Petone and the Eastern Bays. If you are in one of these zones and experience a long earthquake (longer than a minute), or strong enough that you can’t stand up, that may be the only warning to evacuate. Do not wait for sirens or any other signal. Evacuate, preferably on foot rather than car if possible. For maps of the tsunami zones throughout Lower Hutt visit huttcity.govt.nz/tsunami-zones BE PREPARED
Water Store at least 20 litres of water for each person in your household.
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Change your water every six months, ideally when you put the clocks forward or back. Treat stored water before use by bringing it to the boil.
The sirens are tested annually for two minutes; residents are advised of these tests through local media and on getprepared.org.nz
For more information on preparing your home visit getprepared.org.nz/households
Have a plan Work out an alternative meeting location where you and your family would go if you can’t get home. If you have children, provide your school or early childhood provider with alternative people who are approved to collect them, ideally somebody in walking distance of their school.
When your neighbours know you, they are more likely to be concerned about you during an emergency. The simple act of introducing yourself to your neighbours can have many positive effects – communities that are safer, friendlier, better connected and more resilient.
If you hear the sirens When the sirens sound continuously (unlike the fire brigade siren) that’s a signal that there are instructions for people, and they should go to credible sources for more information, visit the Council website, check Facebook, turn on the radio, or go to getprepared.org.nz
Getaway kit Have a getaway kit at home, work and in your car. Getaway kits should contain comfortable shoes, water and snacks, essential medications or copies of any prescriptions, a lightweight raincoat, any essential documentation, a torch, gloves, a radio and a small first aid kit.
Everybody needs good neighbours The most immediate help available in an emergency is provided by the people around you.
A big thanks to NZRT 18a Response Team for Lower Hutt who were out helping with reconnaissance and evacuation.
The sirens are a warning system activated if evacuation is needed. We have a network of sirens on the valley floor from Eastbourne to Avalon. We also have sirens in Wainuiomata.
Food Store enough food to last at least three days. Ensure you check any emergency food supplies and replace supplies regularly.
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Know who may need extra help; be aware of households with young kids, elderly, people with disabilities and people who speak English as a second language.
FOR REGULAR UPDATES For updates visit huttcity.govt.nz and getprepared.org.nz Follow Council on Facebook www.facebook.com/huttcitycouncil Follow Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office on Facebook www.facebook.com/WREMOnz In the case of emergencies only, Council use Twitter @huttcitycouncil Download the Red Cross Hazard App on your phone, visit getprepared.org.nz/alerts
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.
Q: Have you learnt anything from last week’s earthquake?
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Ayesha Hatata, Wainuiomata
“We were always prepared but I bought a few extra things, like tents and sleeping bags.”
“I finished getting things for my emergency kit just in case.”
“I learnt my husband and I are on totally different plateaus when it came to being prepared. I’m a lot more prepared than he thought.”
“We learnt to be more prepared.”
“To be more prepared. We’ve got an emergency kit now.”
Nataahia Pasene, Wainuiomata “To get prepared for more emergencies.”
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.
Thanks for voting Dear Ed, I would like to thank all the people that voted for me in the election for community board. I got 1559 votes. I would like to say thank you to Campbell Barry and Ken Laban, I got sick during the election and they put out fliers and made a sign for me which promoted inclusion and
diversity. They made me a messenger of inclusion and diversity... We are changing from a close knit society to an inclusive and diverse community. I would like to thank Ken and Campbell for supporting my dream of inclusion and diversity as change takes time. Mayor Ray Wallace has supported me with empathy and the
struggle will go on which includes equality and the nice things said to me about the election. To me it says a lot about our community in how attitudes have changed towards different impairments and disability issues. Thank you Wainuiomata. (abridged) Mike Grigg, Wainuiomata
Another road needed Dear Ed, In light of recent events, I think it is imperative to implement a second access road for Wainuiomata. Observing the chaos and isolation of Kaikoura I feel that the
Wainuiomata community would be equally isolated and vulnerable in any serious civil emergency. Mark Jackson, Wainuiomata
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Wet weather could not stop members of the community gathering together for a sing-along last week. The pioneer church on Coast Road was full last Saturday, November 12 for the “Old Hymns Night” hosted by local man James Davis. As part of the evening James sang several duets with his son-in-law Iafeta Faapusa and accompanied on the harmonica by Peter Whaanga. Locals were full of praise for the evening calling it “inspiring” and “lovely” on social media. Wainuiomata Pioneer Church Preservation Society president, Joyce Lockyer, attended the evening calling
it enjoyable. “Many of the visitors had not been in the Church since its renovation and were full of praise for the work which has been carried out by the Society,” she said. Joyce said the society was delighted to welcome the event and events like it at the church. “The Church has been restored for use and enjoyment of the Wainuiomata community,” she said. Have you been to the Coast Road Church since its restoration? What do you think? Let us know at news@ wsn.co.nz
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Pencarrow raises funds By Emma McAuliffe
Local children hopped on their bikes to fundraise for their kindergarten last week. Pencarrow Kindergarten held their first Wheel-a-thon at Arakura School last Friday evening to fundraise for natural play resources. These resources would include planks and boxes which could be used for by the children for open ended play.
As part of the event children had to collect sponsors and then ride around a specially made track at Arakura School 10 times. Following the ride each student was rewarded with a certificate and a rubber duck. Pencarrow Kindergarten head teacher Dawn Summers said she was grateful to the parents fundraising committee for running the “lovely” event.
“The event is good for the community,” she said. “It was the first time we’ve held the event at this school. We couldn’t hold it at our kindy because we don’t have enough concrete but luckily for us Arakura said yes. It’s good for our community to see Arakura School as well,” she said. A sausage sizzle and bake sale were also held at the event to raise extra money.
New website for students to show off work By Emma McAuliffe
High school students now have a place to show off their best art work. The Wainuiomata High School Art Faculty website went live last
week after being in development for the past year. On the website are photos of student’s work in visual art throughout the year as well as images of performances in music and drama.
Wainuiomata High School year 11 student Chayne Rapana views her work on the website.
Head of Arts faculty Fiona Waitere said the site would not be updated frequently until the new school year. She said the website was exciting for the students, who were able to show their parents what they had been doing in school. “The kids have got really into it, at first they didn’t want their photos taken with their art, but now they love it. “Parents get to see their children’s work which doesn’t always happen in high school. We’ve had our students telling us they were really excited that their parents had seen their work on the site,” she said. Teacher Alice Alva said the website would be for the community to have a look at what the students had been learning. “It’s something we could share between the arts faculty and the community,” she said. To view the new Arts Faculty website head to www.wainuiomatahighartsfaculty.weebly.com/
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Adventure around Lower Hutt By Emma McAuliffe
A new adventure will be taking place in Lower Hutt next month to challenge people who think they know the city best. The Hutt Urban Adventure Race will be taking place for the first time on Sunday, December 11 and locals are being encouraged to give it a go. Hutt City Council recreation programmer Aileen Campbell said the race was created to celebrate the many recreational areas available in Lower Hutt. “This event promotes active transport. That’s our goal. It also promotes and gets people into the awesome places and spaces we have in Lower Hutt. We’ve got great recreational areas in Lower Hutt,” Aileen said. Aileen said the race would be divided into two categories, The Full-On Adventurer, which would take three hours, and the Explorer which would take just over an hour. The Full-On Adventurer would have people on bikes and other wheels to get to the challenges given
on a map. “For the three hour race you will be given a map of 30 checkpoints to get to in a two hour time limit. There’s no expectation to get around all of them and some are harder to get to than others but the idea is to get as many as you can,” she said. The Explorer race would see residents join in on the walking leg of the Full on Adventurer race. “It would be good to have people who know the area well and know of shortcuts. Being fit is okay but knowledge of the area is good,” Aileen said. The Hutt Urban Adventure Race takes place between 9am and 1pm on Sunday, December 11. Registrations close on Sunday, December 4. Cost is $5 per team member for the Explorer race or $7.50 for the Full On Adventurer race. This price will go up by $10 in cases of late registration. Children under seven can race free. For more information or to register head to www. hutturbanadventure.co.nz or any Hutt City Library.
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Residents give challenge a go By Emma McAuliffe
Locals got stuck in last weekend at the Capital Multisport Butt Busta Challenge. The challenge was held last Sunday, November 13 at the Brookfield Scout Camp on Moores Valley Road. Capital Multisport is an events based company interested in running family friendly events catering a wide variety of athletic ability. The group holds three events in the Hutt Valley a year. The Butt Busta Challenge is held in Wainuiomata every November. Robert Welsh from Capital Multisport said the annual event was now in its 6th year saw competitors
take part in different length obstacle courses ranging from 4km to 12km. “It’s a course with obstacles, water and mud. And a hill. We do running events usually so we thought this would be a bit different to go alongside that. It’s inspired by similar events in the United Kingdom,” Robert said. Robert said he estimated 260 people took part in the event, including a blind runner who completed a 4km lap. “We think that sport is for everyone,” Robert said. For more information on Capital Multisport head to www.capitalmultisports.co.nz/
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ABs ripe for the reply Jackie stretches out to score in a match against Marist St Pats earlier this year. PHOTO: Daryl New Photography
A local woman is the only Wellingtonian playing for a national squad on their end of year tour. Jackie Fereti (nee Patea) received a late call up for the Black Ferns rugby team for their end of year tour. The Black Ferns close fought win over long term rivals England, was not without casualties. The injuries sustained during this match gave Jackie an opportunity to represent the
Wainuiomata on the world stage. It was the icing on the cake for a big year for Jackie. A hard working member of the Wainuiomata Women’s championship squad and captain of the Wellington Pride, Jackie is a versatile forward playing as lock and number eight. The Black Ferns have two tests remaining on their tour of Ireland, playing Canada this Wednesday before playing hosts Ireland on Sunday.
The biggest game of rugby since the World Cup final happened at the weekend - who would have thought? Ireland hosted the All Blacks in a match which rejuvenated interest in world rugby thanks to Ireland’s shock win in Chicago a fortnight ago. No one would have predicted Ireland to be the opponent most feared by the men in black in 2016 but with no match against England on the end of year tour, the loss has helped build some interest. They have a full squad of players, a full lock pairing and the memory of that stinging defeat in their heads. The concerns have to be the lack of form of halfback Aaron Smith and number 10 Beauden Barrett.
Smith, long regarded as the best player in the team and Barrett, who was named IRB World Player of the Year this week, were well off their games. Barrett’s goal kicking has remained awful and a real weakness in close games while Smith’s airport toilet escapades have seen his gold form come to a screeching halt. However, this is the All Blacks, they learn and they improve. And they did. The All Blacks beat Ireland, 21-9 in Saturday’s game. It was a tough match both sides, with Sam Cane and Malakai Fekitoa both being cited for their dangerous tackles. Luckily for the ABs, Barrett was on form.
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