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Here comes Santa Claus

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By Emma McAuliffe

Hundreds of locals spent the morning in the sun on Saturday for the annual Wainuiomata Christmas Parade. The parade saw around 30 floats travel from the bottom of the Wainuiomata Hill to The Strand via Wainuiomata Road. Continued on page 2. Santa waves to the crowds. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

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Sun shines for annual parade Continued from page 1. Included were local emergency services, businesses, clubs and of course, Santa. The parade ended with a prize giving and the opportunity for children to have their photo taken with the man in red himself. Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry, who was part of the organising committee, said the day was “fantastic”. “There were the biggest crowds we’ve had in the past five or six years. It was a fantastic turn out of floats,” he said. Mr Bar r y estimated the number of floats would have been “one of the la rgest amounts we’ve had in the past decade”. “The route was very popular. We wanted to take it to different parts of Wainui,” he said. Mr Barry said planning for the next Wainuiomata Christmas Parade would begin early next year following a review of this year’s parade.


THE FLOAT AWARDS WERE AS FOLLOWS: Best Family - the Daniels Family. Best Community Group Float - Ethics Wainuiomata Youth Group Best Business - Clive’s Chemist Best School - Arakura Kindergarten Best Club - Wainui BMX Club Overall winner - TiHei Rangatahi

 Did you attend the Wainuiomata Christmas Parade? What did you think? Let us know at news@  More photos on page 8

Retirement village meeting to happen next week By Emma McAuliffe

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Santa grabs a quick bite before returning to the parade. PHOTO: Michelle and Goober Smith

Locals will be able to hear about a proposed retirement village in Wainuiomata at a special public meeting next week. The Wainuiomata Masonic Village will be hosting a public meeting at the Life City Church next Thursday, December 15 for those interested in learning more about

the proposed village. It would include an idea of what the village may look like. Grey Power president, Jane Chamberlain, said this was a “positive step” in the right direction from the Masonic Villages Trust. “The meeting was going to be in January however has been pushed forward. “It’s been long overdue. We’ve wanted to make this

happen for a long time,” she said. Jane said members of Grey Power had supported the idea of a retirement village and rest home with hospital care for a long time. “Grey Power is here to support the move,” she said. A retirement village has been proposed for Wainuiomata for serveral years . Earlier this year the Hutt City Council

Merry Christmas!

re-zoned an area of land at Hugh Sinclair Park in order for the potential development of a retirement village.  The Wainuiomata Masonic Village public meeting will take place at 1.30pm at Life City Church on December 15. Seating is limited. To register interest please contact Alan Atack on 586 9758 on alan.

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Donate food and pay off library fines


inbrief news John Key steps down Prime Minister John Key announced on Monday he would be stepping down from his role on December 12 wishing to spend more time at home. “[My wife] Bronagh has made a significant sacrifice during my time in politics, and now is the right time for me to take a step back in my career and spend more time at home,“ he said. Mr Key’s expectation is the National Party caucus will hold a special meeting on December 12 to select a new leader.

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Library assistants Carlo Patea and Penelope Masters with some of the food already donated as part of Food for Fines. By Emma McAuliffe

Following a successful roll-out last year, Hutt City Libraries will once again run the ‘Food for Fines’ initiative this year. Throughout December locals can bring non-perishable food items to the Wainuiomata Library to pay off their library fines. Each food item donated wipes $5 off library fines, including

fines for overdue and lost books. Last year the Hutt City Libraries collectively wiped away $23,530.32 of book fines through Food for Fines. All food donated to the Wainuiomata Library goes to Whanau in Arms based in the Wainuiomata Community Centre. Wainuiomata Community Hub manager Annie Reilly said Food for Fines was a great

opportunity for people to get back to the library in time for the new year. “It gets rid of a barrier for people who used to love coming to the library but because of fines feel they no longer can. “It gives people the opportunity to start the new year with a clean slate which I think is great,” she said. Annie said Food for Fines had been “popular” at the Wai-

nuiomata Library already and two boxes of non-perishable food items had been donated to Whanau in Arms from the first week of December on Tuesday morning.  Food for Fines will be running at the Wainuiomata Library from December 1 until Saturday, December 31. For more information head to

Update on local malls here and in Lower Hutt Wainuiomata shoppers now have the opportunity to take a free bus to Petone Warehouse for their Christmas Shopping needs. The announcement came last Thursday, following The Warehouse Wainuiomata’s confirmation they would remain closed after the 7.8 magnitude quake which struck in November. A spokeswoman for The Warehouse confirmed the buses would be running from 9am


until 5pm daily on the hour until Boxing Day. They would depart from near McDonald’s at the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre. Meanwhile in Lower Hutt the demolition of the northeastern area of Queensgate Shopping Centre began on Monday. The area was structurally a separate building to the rest of the centre and included a section of car park and Event Cinemas F QU RE OT E ES

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Queensgate. It would take just over two months to complete the demolition using long reach diggers and mobile cranes to bring the building down in stages. Huitt City Council’s Chief Executive Tony Stallinger said the demolition team would work as quickly as possible without compromising their safety or the safety of others. “We know there will be dust

Janine C. Campbell

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After 26 years of general legal practice in Wainuiomata, there are changes afoot in the practice of Janine C. Campbell. The office at 72 Wainuiomata Road will be closing on 2nd December and Janine will be shifting the focus of her business to elder law (primarily Estates, Wills and Powers of Attorney) while having a sabbatical in 2017. Janine will remain in Wainuiomata and can be contacted on her usual contacts below. She will be happy to refer you to another Solicitor if she is unable to assist you herself during her sabbatical.

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and noise in the area while this work happens but it is necessary to get the job done as quickly as possible and we ask neighbours to please be patient.”  Hours of demolition will be 7.30am to 9pm, Monday to Saturday with some preparation work, such as warming up machinery, starting at 6.30am, and 9am to 4pm on Sundays. There will be no work on public holidays.

Rumours circulated on social media last week that the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre had been sold to Progressive Enterprises Limited, who own Countdown Supermarket. A spokesman for Progressive, James Walker, could not confirm this was the case. “At Countdown we are always on the lookout for new retail opportunities, which means regularly looking at a variety of sites. If a commercial site is confirmed we would communicate this with the local community,” he said.

Christmas Pop Up Christmas in the Hutt will be hosting a Christmas Pop Up in Wainuiomata this month. The Wainuiomata Christmas Pop Up will be taking place at the Queen Street Reserve on Monday, December 19 from 6pm to 8pm. As part of this event there will be a 30-minute Pantomime written by Lower Hutt playwright Geraldine Brophy and a travelling band of Christmas carolers.

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inbrief news Keep reading this summer The ‘Big Read’ is back this summer, encouraging children across Lower Hutt to get excited about reading, engage with family and friends, and go in the draw to win great prizes. Children would receive a ‘Big Read’ journal, to record their reading progress. Children across the region aged 0-12 years can pre-register online now or sign-up at any Hutt City Library from Friday, December 16. For more details on all the summer programmes and events at Hutt City Libraries see www.library.

Harcourts helps out Happiness Inn By Emma McAuliffe

Christmas has got merrier for the Happiness Inn following a

donation from the Harcourts Foundation. The Happiness Inn is a charitable trust which seeks to help

Carols around the Labyrinth A free carol singing celebration will be taking place at the Hutt Hospital this weekend. “Carols around the Labyrinth” will be taking place from 7.45pm until 9pm on Saturday, December 10. David Dell will be MC and perform with his band Take Note. Soprano Lydia McDonnell will also be performing. There will be a supper afterwards, with koha appreciated for the supper.

Active Hour Wainuiomata Library will be starting a free Active Hour next month to keep children healthy in the new year. Active Hour will take place from 4pm until 5pm every Wednesday in January. Active Hour will be for over 10s to have an hour of sport using the Action Replay Gear available at the library.

Olivia Stonyer receiving a cheque for the Happiness Inn with the team from Harcourts

16, however would have freezer meals and food parcels available until then. She said she “loved” helping people and providing them with meals to eat. “I know what it’s like. We’ve all been through struggle. It’s nice to help,” she said. The Harcourts Foundat ion has be en r u n n i ng across the country since 20 08 and aims to help community groups around New Zealand with specific one off events or initiatives. The team at Harcourts Wa inuiomata sa id they were pleased to help out the Happiness Inn and called it a “great cause”.

Community stalwart remembered A local community stalwart passed away recently. Paula Paton, who was heavily involved in the community, including the movement towards the Memorial Gardens on Hine

Road died on Sunday, November 13 at Wesleyhaven hospital aged 84 years old. She is survived by two children, Kristin and Susan, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A word from

Mayor Ray Wallace Well, November has been a huge month! The earthquake of 14 November and flooding the next day have been a big wake-up call, we have come through. I know many in the community still need support to make a full recovery. It’s also important we harness everything we have learned into being better prepared for next time. There was great discussion at The Wainuiomata Earthquake Learning and Planning meeting. Well done to our two local Councillors Josh Briggs and Campbell Barry for organising this. Connected communities are resilient communities. We’re fortunate to have people like Gabriel Tupou in our community, heading up the Wainuiomata Resilience Network, to prepare this community for a civil defence emergency. They are calling for support; you can do that by volunteering, by registering your skills on the skills database in case they’re needed, or with financial support. People also need to take responsibility for themselves and people round themespecially those who are more vulnerable. That’s being prepared with provisions, and with an emergency plan - that everyone who needs to know, knows well. CHRITSMAS Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the Wainuiomata Christmas Parade, what a stunning summer’s day- it’s really

families in Wainuiomata by providing free meals twice a week. Olivia Stonyer from the Happiness Inn met with the Harcourts Wainuiomata team on Monday to receive a cheque for $879.49 from the Harcourts Foundation. She said she would be using the money donated by the foundation to go towards a “Christmas bash”. “We’ll be feeding 100 people including 40 children. We’ve also got vouchers for the children aged three to 10 to go to Junglerama so they can have a run around,” she said. Olivia said the Happiness Inn would be closing for the year on December

put me in the festive spirit. Council’s pop-up Wainuiomata Christmas event will be from 6-7:30, Monday 19 December in Queen Street Reserve, Queen St. There will be fun carol sing-alongs from the Christmas Caravan, and a shortened version of the brand new Christmas pantomime from Geraldine Brophy and Nextstage Theatre Company, written especially for Lower Hutt (we are so lucky to have a gem like Geraldine here.) Then, join us for Christmas in Dowse Square on Saturday 17 December 3-9pm. Dowse Square is going to be transformed into a campsite, with a sandy beach and road-trip themed selfie trail. There’ll be live music and entertainment, delicious food trucks, fun activities and the full Lower Hutt Christmas pantomime by Next stage Theatre Company. Enjoy the summer, take care of one another

Paula also taught and was involved with Wainuiomata Primary School for several years and later was a librarian at St Matthew’s School. She received a Wainuiomata Civic Award in 2003

for her ser vices to t he community.  Do you have any special memories of Paula? Let us know at

Students finally get their year book Students were able to take home a yearbook for the first time in seven years last week following the dedication of a group of teachers and students. Wainuiomata High School had its first physical yearbook since 2009 handed out last week. In it was a celebration of the school year, including Stage Challenge and the school formal. Year book committee member Kyle Smith said the goal of the year book was to “create a record of our amazing school year, our accomplishments and key events”. “As well as celebrate the year 13’s legacy,” he said.

The Wainuiomata yearbook committee was formed in term two of this year following a suggestion made by deputy head students, Ashlee Metcalfe and Nimish Gounder, to create something special to “preserve the memories of the school year”. Over twenty students from all year levels and two teachers made up the yearbook committee which collected the information and stories and fundraised for the end result. The team said they were very grateful for the sponsorship they received from Clive’s Chemist, The Wainuiomata Pencarrow Lions and Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard.

Warm regards,

Mayor - Lower Hutt

The 2016 yearbook committee. PHOTO: Supplied.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Q: What are you looking forward to about the holiday season?

Kayla Adam, Wainuiomata

Lulu Donovan, Wainuiomata

Vicky Drew, Wainuiomata

Olivia Stonyer, Wainuiomata

“Spending time with my friends and family.”

“Christmas Day and spending time with family.”

“Not having to go to work.” “Holding the Happiness Inn Christmas Bash for families in need.”

Carlo Patea, Wainuiomata

Penelope Masters, Wainuiomata

“Getting some extra time off.”

“Seeing the family when they come up to visit.”

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

Sad to see the Warehouse go Dear Ed, As sad as it is, I think we should all remember that the Warehouse Management decided to close our Wainuiomata Warehouse store well before the quakes, and was that not partly due to the owners of the Wainuiomata Mall procrastinating for years and then not upgrading

the Mall while happy for many years collecting huge rents from the Mall’s shops? The quakes were then ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’, which triggered the decision of Warehouse Management to close down, and we folk in Wainuiomata will sorely miss our Warehouse store and seeing the friendly faces

of the dedicated staff who worked there. We will all survive though in the coming months and carry on being proud of Wainuiomata while still enjoying living in this beautiful town. Mrs M E Bolli-Guerin, Wainuiomata

Local singer in children’s book

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Rebecca and Paul at the launch of Row, row, row your Waka. PHOTO: Supplied. By Emma McAuliffe

A local man will be featuring on a new children’s book, out just in time for Christmas. Row, row, row your Waka by ex-Lower Hutt author Rebecca Larsen came out last month. Her brother in law Paul Inia sings on the CD which comes with it. Row, row, row your Waka follows the tale of Pukeko, Kiwi and Hoiho as they go on a journey. The book is accompanied by song and dance actions. Paul said he had a good time recording the song with Rebecca’s brother Richard Larsen, who did the music. “It was a bit different and it was pretty fun. It takes a while to get into it,” he said. Paul said he had played in bands in the past but this was the first time he had contributed to a children’s book. He and Richard did all the recording in one day.

He said the reactions he had been getting so far were “pretty positive”. “Some people from work have bought it in Lower Hutt,” Paul said. Rebecca said she was inspired to write the book for her children for them to learn some Te Reo Maori. “It was originally a book I made for my kids. I wanted to give my kids a taste of Maori before preschool. Because it was a family project at the start I thought it was really good to get Paul and my brother Richard involved,” she said. She said the conversation for the book started around last Christmas. “It was quite exciting for us that we had the talent to make the book. Making this was a great experience,” she said.  Row, row, row your Waka came out on November 18 and is available at Paper Plus stores nationwide.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us all at the Wainuiomata Community Hub Happy Holidays Love and Peace to all

THR children in their Christmas Float at the Wainuiomata Christmas Parade - overall winners of the Christmas float Competition, congratulations Kids!!

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• Whanau in arms 9 am • Plunket 10am • Drug & Alcohol Counsellor 10am-4.30pm • Budget Service 10am-1pm • Through the eyes of soldiers, 2-3pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Waipesi 6pm-8pm • Mens Group 6.30pm-8pm • Weight watchers 6-7:30pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

Chat n Chill 1-3pm TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm Food for fines Explore. Read. Relax.

13 • Whanau in arms 9 am

• Social Services Networking Hui 12.15pm • Budget Service 10am-1pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Inklings 8-12 yrs 4pm • Mens Group 6.30pm-8pm • Weight watchers 6-7:30pm • Community Rural Assn 7.30pm-9pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

• TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.


• Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

• Play days for Under 5’s. • Growing strong together workshops and home work centres. • Career evenings. • Pasifika ignite.

• Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.



• Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Hearing Clinic 9am-2pm • Baby Bounce 10:30am • Craft Group 2pm-4pm • Counsellor9am-3.30pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • JP in library 4pm-5pm • Guitar Group 7-9pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.


• Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Budget Service 9-11am • Community Law clinics 11am-12noon • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Toastmasters 6.45-8.45pm • Community Board 7pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.




• Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Budget Service 9-11am • Community Law clinics 11am-12noon • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Toastmasters 6.45-8.45pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.




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Whanau in arms 9 am Plunket 10am Waipesi 6pm-8pm Mens Group 6.30pm-8pm Weight watchers 6-7:30pm Food for fines Explore. Read. Relax.

Xmas Card Workshop 2pm Toastmasters 6.45-8.45pm Food for fines Explore. Read. Relax.






• Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Baby Bounce 10:30am • Book Club 10:30am • Craft Group 2pm-4pm • Counsellor9am-3.30pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3pm-7pm • JP in library 4pm-5pm • Guitar Group 7-9pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.







• Arts & Craft Workshop 10am-1pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

10 • Plunket 10am-12pm • Preschool story time 10:30am • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

• Arts & Craft Workshop 10am-1pm • Adult colouring in group 1pm • Hour of Code 3pm • Healing Rooms 6.30pm-10.30pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.


• Plunket 10am-12pm • Preschool story time 10:30am • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.




• CORD Group 11.30am-1pm • Plunket 10am-12pm • Mt Zion Church 6.30pm-8.30pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • Storytime 10:30am • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

• Literacy & Numeracy 9am-3pm • Book Group 10.30am • Baby Bounce 10:30am • Craft Group 2pm-4pm • Counsellor9am-3.30pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30-5pm • JP in library 4pm-5pm • Guitar Group 7-9pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

Baby Bounce 10:30am Craft Group 2pm-4pm JP in library 4pm-5pm Food for fines Explore. Read. Relax.

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• Arts & Craft Workshop 10am-1pm • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.


• Plunket 10am-12pm • Preschool story time 10:30am • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

Library closing at 2pm





Curious about what is happening in the Hub throughout December?

For more info about WaiPESI events & activities view our page

Re-opening Monday 9 January. 6


• Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

We host events and activities

Brand new weekend music mixes from: DJ Deviox and DJ CXL.

Wainuiomata Community Centre and Kokiri Marae Health & Social Services will be closing Wednesday 21 December.

Community Centre Ph. 564 5262


Win double passes to see Mya perform at The Grand in Wellington December 14. Stay tuned to be in to win.


Community Library Ph. 564 5822

• Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

WaiPESI works with Wainuiomata Pasifika families to achieve the best educational outcome

Contact details: Ph: 564 5262 or txt: 021 324 318

Interview and Police Check will be carried out


Empower your children

Be safe over the Xmas period whanau. Peace!!




Library open 10am–5pm

Library open 10am–5pm

Library open 10am–5pm

Library closing at 2pm

• Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

• Baby Bounce 10:30am • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.

• Storytime 10:30am • Food for fines • Explore. Read. Relax.







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The Wainuiomata Little Theatre

Even horses took part in the parade

The Wainui BMX Club

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Clive’s Top Three Christmas Tips It’s easy to overdo Christmas. From experience, I know when I’m exhausted and stressed, I don’t always appreciate what Christmas is all about. So, what are the things we can do to give our Christmas the meaning it deserves?

3. There’s a lot to do before Christmas. But somehow by December 25th everything that needs to be done gets done. In the lead up how about blocking off a day or even an hour for you. Don’t buy anything for anyone or make a mental grocery list. Just stop. For me this means taking time to go for a run or a swim, or taking my wife out for a coffee. Perhaps cosying up on the couch to read or watch movies is your ideal. Think of it as a mini Christmas present to yourself.

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It’s important to realise that Christmas is meant to be enjoyed – not endured!

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2. As a dad and a son, I know choosing the perfect gift for your dad is impossible. Every year, you play the what-doyou-want game for weeks, until you finally give up and grab the first pair of socks you see. You both know you’re wasting your money, but you have to buy him something! Just show him that you took the time to remember him. That’s the best gift you can give.

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1. If you can’t be content until your house is ‘House and Garden’ perfect and your menu is Annabel Langbein, you may need some perspective. Christmas is not about buying and serving the finest of everything. It’s about faith, generosity and family. Making your house and table sparkle is fine, if we give our full attention to what matters most. Everything else is just decoration.

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Brothers prepare for Christmas with their award winning hams By Emma McAuliffe

Two time Ham of the Year award winners Cameron Harrison have been busy preparing their famous hams for the holiday season. Wellington butchers Rob and Gavin Cameron said as always this year they were in for a busy Christmas. The pair predicted they would prepare nearly 2000 orders for hams before Christmas Day. “The total varies but we usually do a couple of thousand over this period. We’ve started taking orders over the past few weeks,” Rob said. “This is definitely our busiest time of the year.” Cameron Harrison has won 14 awards in the past five years at the 100 per cent New Zealand Pork, Bacon and Ham Competitions. Rob said he believed the secret to a great ham was to stick to “traditional methods” and process. The brothers agreed it was the traditional methods which made their hams so popu-

lar at this time of year. “Ham is a New Zealand thing like turkey is the American thing. Our Christmas is in summer and you can have ham hot and glazed or cold,” Gavin said. Rob said Gavin had come on board last year to help take the brand to the next level, after working in bigger butcheries up north. “I’m helping a traditional butcher keep it traditional to take it to the next level with 20 years of experience in the industry,” Gavin said. Rob said this year Cameron Harrison was set to take on a larger scale of production. “We’ll be taking on the bigger scale without losing touch with tradition,” he said. “The Cameron Harrison brand is well recognised and we pride ourselves in quality of delivery and service,” Rob said.  Cameron Harrison hams are still available to order at stores in Ngaio and Kelburn, and are available in the deli at Ontrays Petone, Moore Wilson’s and selected New World stores.

Gavin and Rob Cameron with their Christmas Hams.

Work week giving students “Something different” opportunity to gain experience hits town for summer

Bing & Go on the lawn of the Fitzroy. PHOTO: Supplied By Emma McAuliffe

ABOVE: Jennifer Wright and Camella Cody with some of the animals from Farmyard Parties RIGHT: Robert Reihana cleans some gym equipment By Emma McAuliffe

Local students got out and about last week discovering the workforce. Wainuiomata High School’s year 10 ‘work week’ took place last week, giving students the chance to work at a local business and find out what they enjoy. Included in these were Farmyard Parties based off Moores Valley Road, Way of Life Gym on Queen Street and at Love Wainuiomata. Leanne Hopkins, owner of Farmyard Parties, said she had enjoyed having Jennifer Wright and Ca-

mella Cody help out on the farm. “They’ve been pulling the weeds and helping me out,” she said. The two girls said they enjoyed being outside working with animals. “I’ve enjoyed the scenery and the environment and the animals,” Jennifer said. “I don’t need wi-fi to have fun. I’ve loved being outside,” Camella said. Meanwhile at the gym student Robert Reihana said he had been enjoying getting to know what it’s like in a working environment. “I want to be a personal trainer so it’s really good getting some

experience,” he said. Five students also got to spend time helping out at Love Wainuiomata reviewing the 7 Day Makeover on Queen Street and planning the Homedale Village makeover. Three of the students agreed they would like to review the placement of the basketball hoop at the library. “I like the fairy garden but the basketball court needs to be worked on,” Chantelle Collins said. Head of careers faculty Virginia Wilson said work week had been operating for over 10 years to get junior students incolved in experiencing the workplace.

A local business has started a new operation and it’s set to be a hit for the summer. Bing & Go was opened by the owners of the Fitzroy Tavern and Bottle-O, Hayden and Ruth Wilby, at the end of October. The takeaway shop, which operates out of a shipping container on the front lawn of the Fitzroy Tavern, sells real fruit ice cream and Hayden and Ruth’s own version of jianbing, Chinese style street crepes. Hayden said the idea for the store came from wanting to do something with their lawn for the summer. “We thought we’d try something a bit different to everything else that’s on offer as well,” he said. He said the lawn would be utilised through bean bags and umbrellas which could see people “relax and hang out with an ice cream”. Hayden said they had been trialing a menu since late October which saw new additions to the menu whilst keeping ones which had been popular with the community. “It’s been pretty good. We’ve spent the past four of five weeks trialing out a menu which we’ve not got down to the things we thought the community would like the best. “My own favourites are the creamy chicken pesto salad and the pulled pork bing,” he said. Hayden said the new store had opened up opportunity to employ new younger staff. “We’ve employed a few more staff and we’ve managed to get a few young ones to get them some more experience in the workforce,” he said.  Bing & Go is open Thursday through Sunday on the front lawn of the Fitzroy Tavern on the Strand. For more information head to their Facebook page, “Bing & Go”.

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Local scouts benefit from donation A Wainuiomata Scout group has been given a donation from the Mazda Foundation to help with preparation for its annual Jamboree. The 1st Wainuiomata Scout Group, received $2,771 funding to go towards food and health and safety items for its annual Jamboree, which brings together scout groups from across New Zealand. The group was one of six community organisations in Wellington which received grants as part of the Mazda Foundation’s final funding round for 2016. Two scout groups, two arts and music trusts, a playcentre and a community group

were among the 26 recipients from across New Zealand to receive a share of more than $64,000. Chairman of the Mazda Foundation Andrew Clearwater said every year Mazda was blown away by the large number of organisations working selflessly to improve and support local communities around the country. “We feel privileged that we are in the position to give something back to such inspirational and deserving recipients. “The range of candidates – be it community groups, trusts or education facilities – is always incredible and we’re

ready and willing to provide support to help them continue their great work. “The Mazda Foundation has been supporting New Zealanders for over ten years and we look forward to continuing to help out where we are needed the most, he said. The Mazda Foundation is funded through a contribution from the sale of every new Mazda in New Zealand.  Applications for the March 2017 Mazda Foundation grants are now open. For more information or to download an application form, visit

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Southern Rimutaka possum control operation postponed until next year A possum control operation set to happen in Wainuiomata last month has been postponed until next year. Unsettled spring weather has postponed a planned aerial possum control operation in the southern Rimutaka Ranges and

East Harbour Regional Park until early 2017. The East Harbour component of the operation, between the Wainuiomata River and Wellington Harbour, will be undertaken in February 2017. The main operation, which

covers the Orongorongo Valley and the Rimutaka Ranges adjacent to farmland in the southern Wairarapa, will be post poned until May/ June 2017. The decision to postpone was made after weather windows

required to complete the operation before the high-use summer season were disrupted by a succession of wet and windy fronts. The postponement will ensure the operation can be undertaken to avoid the roar, the peak

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Forty years of fun runs Locals are being encouraged to lace up their sneakers and get involved with the Cigna Round the Bays next year. Wellington’s well-known fun run is set to celebrate its 40th annual event in February with registrations now open. With Sport Wellington seeing more than 800 per cent growth since it took over the organisation of the Cigna Round the Bays Fun Run in 1999, CEO Phil Gibbons was confident the 40th event would be one of the biggest and best yet. “We are focused on working alongside our principal sponsor Cigna New Zealand to deliver an event that allows everyone in the region to come into the city and enjoy the really

fantastic experience that we recognise as Cigna Round the Bays,” Phil said. “Once again, the event will be delivered in keeping with our vision that ‘everyone in the greater Wellington region has a life-long involvement in sport and active recreation’.” Lance Walker, CEO Cigna New Zealand, agreed and said the opportunity to encourage the wider Wellington region to get out and get active was central to its sponsorship. “Your health is the most important thing you can protect and helping our communities maximise their health and wellbeing is a huge priority for us.” This year Cigna would be encouraging participants to # STEPITUPNZ – a

campaign aimed to encourage entrants to set a goal for Cigna Round the Bays 2017 – whether it is running the 6.5km that they walked last year, participating with their kids or improving their time from last year.  Cigna Round the Bays will be held on Sunday, February 19 on Wellington’s water front with r e g i s t r ati o n s a l r e a d y open at  The event will again feature four distance options: the 6.5km Fun Run, Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk, Bluebridge 10km and the Cigna Achilles Half Marathon. Achilles New Zealand is again the official charity of the event.

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Softball success on the diamond Local junior softball players had another week of success on the diamond last week. Four of Wainuiomata’s junior softball teams walked away with wins following Saturday’s games. The Under 15 team continued their winning streak, taking on the Dodgers and winning 11-8. Meanwhile the Under 11 Bears took on Hutt Valley Marist and won 13-4. The Under 11 Cubs and Panthers played

each other, with the Cubs walking away winners 24-2. Less lucky were the Under 13s who took on the Giants and lost 6-10, the Under 9 Lions who lost to the Dodger’s Demons 0-10 and the Under 9 Tigers who lost to the Stokes Valley Tigers 24-33.  For more information on the Wainuiomata Softball teams head to their Facebook page “Wainuiomata Softball Club – Inc”

Splash and sizzle to get ready for triathlon A local volunteer organisation will be hosting an event next weekend to help people prepare for next year’s TriAbility Triathlon. Sport Wainuiomata Inc and the Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust will be hosting the Triathlon together next year. A ‘Splash ‘n’ Sizzle’ will be held at the Wainuiomata Summer Pool on Saturday, December 17 for people to find out more about the bigger event. The ‘Splash ‘n’ Sizzle’ would be a chance for people to find out more about the triathlon as well as find those who may be interested in supporting or volunteering at the event. Organisations working with community groups or events have the chance to catch up with the Sport Wainuiomata team and network with others who may have an interest in active and inclusive communities.

For those with an impairment (physical, neurological, learning or sensory) or feel apprehensive about taking on a triathlon, this would be a chance to look at the course and meet with the course director to discuss concerns or queries they may have. The event will start at 8am with a Run/ Walk starting from the Wainuiomata Summer Pool car park. From 9am to 10am there will be lane swimming. 10am to 11am there will be the chance to cycle the course from 11am onwards there will be speeches and a sausage sizzle.  TriAbility Splash ‘n’ Sizzle. Saturday, December 17, between 8am-12pm. Wainuiomata Summer Pools. Regular pool entry fee applies.  The Triability Triathlon will be taking place on Saturday, March 18 2017. For more information head to www.

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NZ’s Kane Train back on track New Zealand’s clean sweep victory over Pakistan should be lauded as a major achievement and a step in the right direction for Kane Williamson’s captaincy. The Black Caps have not won a series against Pakistan since 1985. Pakistan, believe it or not, are also currently ranked second in the world. The continuing success of the rather innocuous Neil Wagner with his short pitched bowling paid late

dividends on Tuesday when Pakistan lost nine wickets for 71 runs posttea to gift New Zealand victory. It shows New Zealand will be a challenge in home conditions against any team. There are frailties, especially with the middle order and a lack of genuine spin option but after a thumping against India, in India, this was a nice bounce back. Ross Taylor now has 16 test centuries, one less than

his mentor, the late Martin Crowe. H is 16t h com ing on Monday gave the home team control of the match and the series in a pivotal knock. He did it just a matter of days before eye surgery. New Zealand now head to Australia for the revived Chappell-Hadlee one day series. Three matches which have produced mammoth Kiwi moments and will no doubt do so again.


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