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Scholarships awarded

By Emma McAuliffe

Two local girls have received scholarships for their hard work and dedication to study over the year. Wainuiomata High School students Aso Muaiva and Stephanie Hema both received $1600 Maori Pasifika Outreach Awards to use when they start studying at Victoria University of Wellington next year. Continued on page 2. Stephanie Hema, Carnia Esguerra and Aso Muaiva




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Local students receive scholarships Continued from page 1. Stephanie was also awarded a Maori Pathways scholarship. Both students had already enrolled at university. Aso said she had so far enrolled in architecture and Stephanie would be studying computer science. The pair had been part of the outreach programme all year which saw them mentored by Ca r ina Esguerra at 8am every Wednesday. Aso had been taking part since year 11. The Maori and Pasifika Outreach programme is a support programme which sees students have a mentor in year 11 and year 13 to help get into university and then get further support while at university. Any student at Wainuiomata High School could attend the outreach sessions. “Maori and Pasifika Outreach is for year 11s and year 13s. We try to get year 11s through their first year of NCEA and

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then we work with year 13s to get them university entrance and get into university. “We teach them soft skills so we talk about NCEA, how to take notes and do exam prep, all the things teachers don’t have time to teach,” Carina said. Aso and Stephanie said they were pleased with their scholarships and said it reflected their hard work throughout the year. “I never used to study in year 11 but I learned how to do it and I made a timetable and now I commit to it. I never realised there were different types of study,” Aso said. “I never learned to study so when I got to high school I wasn’t that good. But now I am again,” Stephanie said.  For more information on Maori Pasifika Outreach head to www. our-university/pasifikafuture-students

Police seeking information after possible hit and run Police are interested in finding out more information following an incident on Coast Road at the weekend. Wellington Police are seeking information following a possible hit-and-run early on Saturday morning. A woman was found near the

WHAI ORANGA HEALTH CENTRE and COMMUNITY DENTAL CENTRE During the Christmas period Whai Oranga O Te Iwi Health Centre will be closed for Public Holidays Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January 2017. Clinic will be open from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 December then open again from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 January 2017. The Dental Service will not be available from Friday 23 December but will be resuming service from Monday 30 January 2017. There will be no Wednesday Evening Clinic from Wednesday 21 December but clinic will still be open till 5pm. Wednesday Evening Clinics to 7pm will resume again Wednesday 18 January 2017.

During the times the clinic is shut and you need medical advice please ring Healthline on 0800 611 116 but if it is a medical emergency ring 111.

Wainuiomata Golf Course on Coast Road. It is believed she had been hit by a car between 2.30am and 5am on Saturday morning, police said. Police would like to hear from any motorists who were travelling on Coast Road between 2.30am and 5am on Saturday

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inbrief news CORRECTION Last week’s Wainuiomata News featured an article with the winners of the Christmas Parade best float. The winners of the best youth float went to EFKS Wainuiomata Youth Group not Ethics, youth group as was published.

New Prime Minister Ian Barnett receives his award.

Don Butcher receives his award.

Geoff Auty receives his award.

Lions celebrated for years of service By Emma McAuliffe

Local Lions were celebrated for their decades of service to the community at a special dinner held this week. The Wainuiomata Lions Club hosted their annual Christmas dinner on Monday night. As part of the ceremony four Lions club members were celebrated for their years of service to the club.

President Ian Barnett was celebrated for 15 years of service, Don Butcher for 25 years and club treasurer Geoff Auty for 30 years of service. Rhona Collins was also celebrated for having reached her 92nd birthday and for dedicating over 30 years to the Lions. Ian said he had enjoyed his service as part of the Lions. “[The time has] just gone. It’s been so easy. I enjoy doing

things for the community. It’s quite exciting helping people. It’s good to see the looks on their faces,” he said. Ian said one of the highlights for him over the years was doing the truck show in Upper Hutt. “I enjoy seeing the happiness on children’s faces,” he said. Following the short presentation ceremony the group enjoyed a dinner and a perfor-

mance of Christmas carols.  The Wainuiomata Lions are always welcoming new members. For more information or to join contact Malcolm Wayman on 021 035 6790. Lions Clubs are groups of people who enjoy getting together to benefit the community for more information on the Lions head to www.

First meeting for triennium takes place By Emma McAuliffe

The inaugural Community Board meeting for the triennium took place last week. Current community board members Terry Stallworth, Gabriel Tupou, Richard Sinnott, Margaret Willard and Sisi Tuala-Le’afa and Hutt City Councillors Campbell Barry and Josh Briggs took their statutory declarations to commit to the board. Previous board chair Richard

Sinnott was elected to chair the board for the 2016-2019 triennium and Gabriel Tupou was elected as his deputy. As part of the meeting the board discussed the community board delegations and functions for the years ahead and also as set the dates for meetings for 2017. Another part of the meeting was to decide who would benefit from the community engagement fund for next year.

The Wainuiomata Tennis Club, The Wainuiomata Boxing Club, Wainuiomata Sportsville, Youth Inspire and Sport Wainuiomata Inc all applied for funding to help out with various activities and events which would help the community. Sp e a k i ng u nder publ ic comment The Wainuiomata Boxing Club’s Rob Cameron discussed the programme he had been running to support youth.

Following the surprise resignation of John Key last week, New Zealand now has a new Prime Minister. Former deputy Prime Minister Bill English has been named as Prime Minister of New Zealand. Paula Bennett has been named as deputy. Mr English was sworn into his new role on Monday and appointed Ms Bennett as his deputy soon afterwards.

“We found that young people were bored, and instead of complaining we thought. What can we do? ,” he said. After much discussion the board decided to partially fund all groups who requested it.  Community board member Jodie Alexander, who was not able to attend the meeting last Wednesday, would be taking her statutory declaration at an extraordinary meeting this Monday, December 19.



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inbrief news Get prepared for Christmas

School celebrates cultures

The Wainuiomata Library will be having a Christmas card making session next Wednesday to prepare for Christmas. Locals will have the chance to design, make and decorate personalised Christmas cards for their families and friends. The all age’s event will be held at the library on Wednesday, December 21 from 2pm.

Wainuiomata Choir Concert The Wainuiomata Choir will be hosting a Christmas concert this Friday. The concert will be taking place on Friday, December 16 from 7.30pm at the St Stephen’s Church Hall, 106 Main Road. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be supper afterwards.

Students in the country of Australia. By Emma McAuliffe

Christmas in Dowse Square Residents who cannot wait to celebrate Christmas can head over the hill to the Dowse this weekend. “Christmas in Dowse Square” will be taking place from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday, December 17. The free event will be celebrating the classic New Zealand Christmas and will transform Dowse Square into a sandy beach with campsite and a road trip themed selfies trail.

Warehouse bus The Warehouse bus will be continuing its run between Wainuiomata and Petone until Boxing Day. The bus runs daily from 9am to 5pm every hour on the hour and departs from near McDonald’s at the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre. For more information call the customer service line on 0800 422 274.

Local high school students had the chance to discover different cultures last week. Wainuiomata High School hosted their annual culture day on Friday giving year 9 and 10 students the opportunity to learn about and appreciate

different cultures. As part of the event students dressed up and went on a tour of different countries based around the school, including Scotland, Hawaii and Australia. Teachers arranged different activities including an Australian photo booth, learning the bagpipes and modeling Hawai-

ties, learning new skills, trying ethnic food and learning about the customs of the countries they visited,” she said.  The school year for Wainuiomata High School will finish on December 15. Students took part in activity days earlier this week.

Keep reading this summer The Big Read began last week with a focus on keeping children reading over the summer. The Hutt City Libraries’ ‘Big Read’ started last week, encouraging children across Lower Hutt to get excited about reading, engage with family and friends and go in the draw to win prizes. The free programme would provide a fun opportunity for children to retain reading

levels, and avoid the learning loss that research has shown can occur over summer. Last year more than 7410 books were read by children signed up to the ‘Big Read’. Children would receive a ‘Big Read’ journal, to record their reading progress. This year the entire family can join in, with our under-5s challenge, Teen Read and the new ‘Explore. Read. Relax’ challenge for adults.

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in Wainuiomata? The Masonic Villages Trust is considering a proposal to build a modern retirement village and rest home next to Hugh Sinclair Park, but before we can move forward, we need to know that enough residents of Wainuiomata would be willing to take up our offer.

Could you see yourself living with us? Public meeting

1.30 pm, 15 December, Life City Church, 1 Parkway, Wainuiomata Seating is limited. If you plan to attend, register your interest with Alan Atack, Tel 586-9758 or email

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ian fashions. They finished their day with a shared lunch and prizegiving for the best dressed students. Organising teacher, Mele Manu, said in the school newsletter that the students all had a great time. “Our students had a great day experiencing customary activi-

Hutt City Libraries Children and Teens Specialist, Jill Marriott, said the libraries loved the buzz of seeing children and adults in the library over summer. “It’s great to see kids engage with reading outside of school and talking with library staff about what they’re reading,” she said. 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. The Teen Read and ‘Explore. Read. Relax’ began on Thursday, December 1. Teenagers can drop into any Hutt City Library to grab their challenge card.  For more details on all the summer programmes and events at Hutt City Libraries see or visit the Wainuiomata Library.


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Wednesday December 15, 2016 Wairuatapu Meihana receives an award.

Update on Petone Wharf closure Locals who like to spend their summer jumping or fishing off Petone Wharf will have to find a new place to play this year. The Petone Wharf has been closed since it sustained damage in the November 14 7.8 magnitude earthquake. It will remain closed until a repair plan is approved and the work carried out. Approval of the repair plan is expected in early 2017. In a briefing to the Hutt City Council this week, council officers and consultants suggested up to half of the outer head (the part of the wharf that is at the farthest end from the land) may need to be either replaced or removed in the near

Prizegiving rewards students hard efforts By Emma McAuliffe

Students were celebrated for their dedication to study at the Rangatahi Learning Centre prize giving held last Friday. As part of the prize giving, a mural created by a few of the students for the Conductive Education Preschool, located in Naenae, was unveiled. The preschool is for children with motor or neurological disorders to attend before school. The mural was created by six students guided by Ranga Tuhi and featured silhouettes, a mural and a poke ball to represent education as an adventure. “We drew students as silhouettes because they represent the past, present and future and we don’t know what they look like,” Rangatahi Learning Centre student Rangimarie Houpapa said. Big awards at the ceremony included the attendance award, community cup and excellence in the arts.

The attendance shield went to Tania Mohr, Tayana Hayde-Ryder won the Community Cup for outstanding participation in community work and excellence in the arts award went to Rangimarie Houpapa and Tania Mohr. Two students, Rawiri Waru and Wairuatapu Meihana, took home several awards each on the day. Rawiri won the Outstanding Sportsmanship and Fair Play Award, the Values and Attitudes Award and Services to Community and Community School among other academic awards. Wairuatapu Meihana took home the Board of Trustees Aspire Shield for the Most Persevering and Determined Student as well as Services to Community and Community School among other academic awards. Tumanako W hite-Rolleston was awarded the cup for the Most Promising Student.

future. They also raised the possibility of replacing the entire Wharf. Regular maintenance work was planned for this summer but additional damage was caused by the quake. “The $140,000 that was budgeted to repair the wharf is now not enough to repair the wharf to the standard that it would be safe for public use,” council recovery manager Kim Kelly said, She reminded the public that their safety is the council’s greatest concern and it would be likely that the future of all of Lower Hutt’s four wharves will be more widely consulted on as part of the 2017/18 Annual Plan.



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

Q: What’s been your highlight of 2016?

Elle Abel, Wainuiomata

Nina Kawai, Wainuiomata

Doris Tangaloa, Wainuiomata

Isa Mafau, Wainuiomata

Ben Waiwai, Wainuiomata

“Working for the community in areas like the 7 Day Makeover and in WARN.”

“I met Sir Richard Taylor. That was pretty cool.”

“Spending more time with my family.”

“I moved here to Wainui.”

“Rugby was really good this year.”

Cameron Waiwai, Wainuiomata “I don’t really have any highlights, lots of good things happened.”

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.

Coast Road Church looking good Dear Ed, The inside of the Coast Road Church has been well and truly renovated with the interior now back to its original style. The team responsible have sympathetically restored it in keeping with the original style. Congratulations. My early relations who donated the Church to the people of Wainuiomata over one hundred and fifty years ago would be very pleased I am sure. Malcolm Burdan, Wainuiomata

Thank you for your help Dear Ed, I wish to thank the person who handed in my purse to the Police Station. I lost it on 18 November and was devastated as it had my Credit Card, Driving Licence, etc. I am very grateful to this person who didn’t leave a name so I hope they will accept this very big ‘THANK YOU’ through your publication. Yours sincerely Dorothy Gallagher, Wainuiomata

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Christmas carols are in the air at Enliven’s Woburn Home in Lower Hutt, and it’s not just the usual carol singers. Last week the rest home residents and students from St Bernard’s School in Lower Hutt joined together to fill the home with Christmas melodies. St Bernard’s music teacher Mary Horner says the relationship between the school and Woburn Home has been going for almost two years, and the recent joint carol choir marked the final music session of the year. “It’s so good for the kids to get mixing with other people, especially their elders, and to be doing things for others. It’s getting them out in the community and singing for a reason,” Mary explains. “Sometimes the residents get up and dance – they love the music and having the kids around and it’s really good for the students, too.” Woburn Home recreation team leader Samantha Murdoch says the relationship between the school and rest home is about much more than singing.

“The act of singing has the power to brighten someone’s day, to spark memories and to create a feeling of unity.” She says the residents of Woburn Home would like to invite other schools to visit in 2017. “Having regular contact with young people is an important part of our philosophy. The students and residents get to know each other, and enjoy the companionship regardless of the age difference” Woburn Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organiation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home, hospital, dementia, respite and health recovery care as well as a stimulating day activity programme.  Woburn Home is looking for volunteers of all ages to spend time with the residents. To express your interest in volunteering freephone 0508 TO HELP. To find out more about Woburn Home, located at 57 Wai-iti Crescent in Lower Hutt, call 0508 ENLIVEN or visit www.

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Warehouse continues to help in community By Emma McAuliffe

A local volunteer organisation has some new gear thanks to the generosity of The Warehouse. The Wainuiomata Resilience Network recently received a supply of gear which would aid them during civil defence emergencies. Wainuiomata Resilience Network coordinator Gabriel Tupou said The Warehouse national office was keen to support the network and “better equip our central civil defence centre at the Wainuiomata Library”. “They provided us with some good basic resources- torches, lanterns, stationery and other stuff,” he said. He said the gear had come from The Warehouse in Petone. “National office connected through to regional management who provided the resources through Petone Warehouse where I met with members of management who said they wanted to support the community. “It’s reassuring to know they still have a presence and will continue to support our community,” Gabriel said. Gabriel described the Wainuio-

mata Resilience Network “as an independent grass roots group consisting of locally trained volunteers”. “So far we’ve activated three times – on November 14 and 15 and in the 2015 May flooding. We’re continuing to work with WREMO and we want to work with other stakeholders,” he said. Gabriel said residents could sign up to become a volunteer with Wainuiomata Resilience Network through WREMO. He recommended residents stayed prepared for any potential future emergencies. “Civil Defence has recommended households have a basic civil defence kit. In light of Countdown’s closure following the earthquake it’s important households have emergency food and water. The holiday period is a good time to review emergency kits and work with family on a plan. “[When] civil defence sirens [sound they] indicate a civil defence emergency. People need to turn on their radios for further instructions. Civil defence will then advise further or issue further warnings,” he said.

Wainuiomata Resilience Network volunteers with the gear they were donated by The Warehouse

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ber 8 and will run through until December, 24. Denise’s Givealittle page has so far raised over $22,000 in funds donated by businesses, children and people from overseas who have visited Kaikoura in the past. Residents of Kaikoura have been asked to nominate people they feel have been the worst affected and the funds will be distributed via a locally based charitable trust account in Kaikoura.  To donate to the Give A Little Page visit cause/kaikourarelief or to check out the Secret Santa head to www.ecoboutiquenz.bigcartel. com/category/kaikoura-nz

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Prizegiving OUT& celebrates school about success By Emma McAuliffe

Tane Mumu- Boys Sports Award and External Sports Award

Waka Moana and Shayal Gounder- Joint Workshop Craft Award

A local school celebrated their prize giving last week. Wainuiomata Intermediate School’s prize giving was held last Tuesday afternoon at the school, celebrating the successes of the year eight students. Principal Pearl Murti said she was pleased with how the prizegiving went.

“It is always such an honour to acknowledge these amazing students. They have achieved their goals,” she said. Awards at the prizegiving included prizes for top students at sport, workshop and music among others. The Principal’s award for top students went to Unique Edmonds and Elesha Smith.

PHOTOS: Wainuiomata Intermediate School

Elesha Smith- Overall Sports Award, Joint Principal’s Award and Unique Edmonds – Leadership Award, Girls Basketball Trophy and Joint Principal’s Award

Jerry Zhu- Overall Academic Award and Maths Extension Award

Julian Terekia – Boys Drama Award, Arnez MacDonald-Waseem Boys Basketball Award, Ali Samuelu – Whanaungatanga Award, Devon Pasene – Joint Kapa Haka Award and Te Reo Maori Award, Megan Kahukiwa-Smith – Joint Kapa Haka Award

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Trenell Leota, Unique Edmonds and Shaa-Iqah Esbach- Girls Sports Award Noah Palelei- Boys Academic Award and Science Extension Award

Accalia Forrester-Walker- Visual Arts Award

Ceara Courtier- Netball Award

Ria Aberdein-Tapuai and Aleisha Telea who won the Joint Girls Academic Award

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Playground development delayed by earthquake Gerry and Ben wish you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year

Construction of the Parkway Junior Playground is back underway. By Emma McAuliffe

Locals looking forward to playing on the newly revamped Parkway Junior Playground may still have a while to wait. Work which began late October was set to finish at the end of November, however was stilted by November’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake and the flooding that followed. A spokeswoman for the Hutt City Council said work on the playground was now underway again. “Parkway Junior Playground work is

currently delayed, mainly due to the weather but has also been hindered by the recent earthquake and flooding, with staff being redirected to repair and clean-up work around the city. “Work is now back underway but due to the delays we have had and the pending Christmas and New Year period almost upon us we are now expecting the park to be completed by the end of January 2017,” she said. The junior playground reconstruction followed a campaign by Hutt City Councillors Campbell Barry and Josh Briggs earlier this year.

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Police continuing with homicide investigation Wellington Police are continuing their investigation into the death of a 30-yearold woman, Lois Tolley, resulting from an incident in Ward Street, Upper Hutt at midnight last Friday. “As a result of fresh evidence Police can advise that we are now looking for a firearm and knife believed to be involved in the death. “Witnesses have described seeing three or

four young men at the Ward Street address at the time Lois was killed,” he said. “They are described as all about 182cm tall and wearing dark clothing with hooded tops”  If locals have any information that would help Police contact (04) 3812000 or anonymously Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


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Richardson a runner up after second round A local man made his mark at the second round of the Suzuki Series at the weekend. Shane Richardson is in a leading position in the series following some success at Manfeild at the weekend in the Formula Two/600c supersport class. While his racing was impressive Whakatane’s Damon Rees holds a points advantage ahead of the final round on the Cemetery Circuit in Whanganui. Shane qualified his ZX6R fastest at Manfeild, and gained a valuable point for that achievement, but it was Damon who won the two races, Richardson settling for runner-up position both times. Damon leads Shane by 12 points with just two 600cc class races to come at Boxing Day’s finale. “Anything could still happen at Whan-

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ganui,” Shane said. “I’ll still be fighting hard and, who knows, a couple of race wins at Whanganui could change everything.” Last season the 21-year-old crashed in one of the two 600cc races and slipped from first place to third, following the Cemetery Circuit. Horst Saiger won both Formula One/ Superbike races at Manfeild on Sunday. Other class leaders after racing on Sunday are Taumarunui’s Leigh Tidman, Tauranga’s Duncan Hart, Tauranga’s Colin MacGregor, Bulls’ Ashton Hughes, Pukerua Bay’s Glen Skachill, Auckland’s Scott Findlay, UK’s John Holden and Tauranga’s Robbie Shorter equal first with and Te Puke’s Barry Smith and Tauranga’s Tracey Bryan. The final round in Whanganui will take place on Boxing Day.

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Lisa is well in front of her nearest rival on points and well poised to take another Champion System winner’s jersey. With her focus on the shorter events, she has been unstoppable in the one-on-one The Lanes Sprint Ace races. Race official and former Cycling New Zealand selector, Kirsty Fleming says the standard of racing has been really high as the Speed League would be taking a pause until the Summer Series

kicked off in January . “A real highlight for us is to see new riders coming along and improving really quickly,” Kirsty said. “They also get really good support from riders who have raced for a long time which makes for a really positive environment.”  For more information on the speed league head to www.

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Local man wins at drags for fifth time By Emma McAuliffe

A local man has won big at the Port Road Drags for the fifth time. Darren Riches won the Class 1 at the 50th anniversary of the Burger Fuel Port Road Drags on Saturday, November 26. Over 80 cars entered on the day and were then broken up into classes. Darren said he was “pretty chuffed” with the win, which saw him win the final with a time of 6.59 seconds. “I’ve won five times so I’m pretty chuffed, especially as it was the 50th anniversary and it was quite a big event,” he said. Darren said he owed his success at the drag races to having “consistency” with

the car. “Basically what you’ve got to do is 6.5 down the 8th mile. That’s how hard it is. In the final I won with 6.59 seconds. “It’s actually quite a hard feat, especially as my car is naturally aspirated whereas others are turbo charged,” he said. Darren said locals would be able to see the car over the summer, as all cars taking part in the drag races were road worthy. “It definitely comes out quite a bit. People see it around quite a lot. It’s a hot rod so it’s designed to be a street car. Over the summer it’s out every weekend,” he said.  For more information on the Port Road Drags head to www.portroad.

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Four of Wainuiomata players who were selected to go to Las Vegas earlier this year. Tia Remuera, second from left, took part in the recent U13 tournament where her team placed as runners up. By Emma McAuliffe

Basketball is on the rise in Wainuiomata, as proven by the successes of local young people in the sport this year. Several young people from Wainuiomata had the chance to go to Las Vegas earlier this year and would be trialing to go again in 2017. More recently five local players took part in the U13 Central Regional Championship tournament held by Basketball New Zealand with the New Zealand Basketball Academy playing for Hutt Valley on the boys’ side and the girls’ side. The boys’ team won their finals and the girls’ team placed as runners up. Local Josiah Patea won the Most Valuable player of the tournament. “Our under 13 boys team were the champions of their grade. It was great for these boys because it was their second time winning the tournament back to back. We’ve got a great coach and great players. They’ve been training hard.

“The girls’ team finished runner up in their grade which is amazing because last year they finished dead last. There were three players from Wainuiomata in the team. These are really good results,” coach Terry Stallworth said. Terry said these results were good for Wainuiomata basketball, which was on the rise in popularity. “It’s good for Wainuiomata basketball. Wainuiomata was the top team in the region in the 1990s we’re trying to build that back up again. “We started rebuilding basketball here a few years ago. We used to only have a couple of boys and no girls but now we have six girls and five boys playing for us from Wainui. We’re on our way,” Terry said. He said he believed Josiah was the first boy from Wainuiomata to win Most Valuable Player at a Basketball New Zealand regional tournament. “That’s a huge accomplishment and something for him and his family to be proud of,” he said.

Guptill logical McCullum replacement in tests Martin Guptill’s mediocre test batting coupled with his sublime one-day international statistics suggests a change of role within test cricket may suit him best. He should take over the No 5 spot left vacant by Brendon McCullum’s retirement. It’s a role McCullum innovated to push the run rate forward and take calculated risks. He approached it similar to a one-day innings which clearly suits Guptill’s batting style. The 30-year-old surpassed 5000 one day international runs on Sunday during his impressive 114 in the opening Chappell-Hadlee match against Australia in Sydney. It is clear he feels more comfortable pushing the pace in limited overs cricket rather than a technical examination as an opening batsman in test cricket.

Guptill made 5000 ODI runs in fewer innings than Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis or Chris Gayle but that form has never transferred over to the white clothing. If Guptill was given a free pass to play his naturally aggressive style in the middle order it may very well come off. A middle order of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill and Corey Anderson also looks more threatening on paper. As for who takes the openers spot? I’d have Jesse Ryder. It’s unlikely, due to his off field incidents but the New Zealand cricket cupboard is starting to look a little sparse and the man is talented. Kiwis love a good comeback story and maybe it would give Ryder the chance to finish out his career the way it should have gone all along. If not, there’s always Peter Fulton, right?

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