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Sewage leaves local resident


“Any time there is excessive rain I can’t use my toilet.” By Emma McAuliffe

A local man has been having issues with his water pipes for over two decades. Anytime there is “excessive

rain” David Stevenson is prevented from using the toilets on his property due to the buildup and flooding from his storm water drain. Continued on page 2.

David Stevenson has been having water issues on his property for 25 years.

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Local man dealing with water issues for two decades Continued from page 1. The blockage, which includes sewage, is then washed down his backyard and into the drainage ditch behind his property. This water would eventually end up in the Wainuiomata River. “It’s been going on for 25 years. Any time there is excessive rain I can’t use my toilet. This has happened twice in the past two months. “I don’t know what else can be done,” David said. Efforts to fix the problem had included having two mayors over to his house in the 25 years and replacing the main a few years ago. “It got better for a while but it’s never gone away. All the efforts to fix the problem have not worked,” he said. David said the problem could be “very stressful” as he and his wife were prevented from using the toilet for up to two hours after the rain had stopped. “It’s not a good situation,” he said. Spokesman for Wellington


somewhere else. It could be that we would need a pump station nearby,” he said. “There could be a lot of things happening on other private properties that we don’t necessarily know about,” he said. He said Wellington Water were continuing to investigate

the issues in David’s area and would be in touch with him on their findings. “He is doing the right thing by getting involved and making noise about it. We’re more than happy to sit down and talk to him about the problem and we’ll do the best that we can,” he said.

Minimum wage set to increase in April By Emma McAuliffe

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Water, Alexander van Paassen, said while David’s problem was not right, it was not in the budget of the ratepayers to fix the issue, which could involve re-piping the whole area. “We’ve got to look at the whole picture. You can’t rush into something because you could create a worse problem

The minimum wage is set to rise by 50 cents in April. Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced last Tuesday minimum wage would rise to $15.75 on April 1. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates would increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.

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“The Government is committed to striking the right balance between protecting our lowest paid workers and ensuring jobs are not lost,” Mr Woodhouse said. “An increase to $15.75 will benefit approximately 119,500 workers and will increase wages throughout the economy by $65 million per year. “At a time when annual inflation is 0.4 per cent, a 3.3 per cent increase to the minimum wage will give our lowest paid

workers more money in their on minimum wage jobs goes pockets, without hindering job on rent so they can’t afford a growth or imposing undue pres- deposit,” she said. sure on businesses,” he said. Labour candidate for Hutt  For more information on the South, Ginny Andersen, said minimum wage head to www. the increase in minimum wage “simply not enough” to and-wages/pay/minimumkeep up with the cost of living. wage/ “The Living Wage would be  What do you think? Are you a good start. happy minimum wage has “People can’t afford Judo to buy– insert goneafter up? Facebook Do you think it is houses on the current minimum enough? Let us know at news@ wage. People are struggling to and change website to www. pay rent. All of their money

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1200 new traps for forest park By Emma McAuliffe

A local park’s ‘safe-zone’ for kiwis will soon be doubled in size thanks to funding from the Department of Conservation. It wa s a n nou nc e d la st Wednesday by minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry, the Rimutaka Forest Park would benefit from 1200 new stoat traps to increase the safe-zone for kiwi to 7000 hectares. The new, self-resetting traps were designed by Wellington company, Goodnature. The design is unique globally, with traps being humane and toxin free. Robbie van Dam, director and co-founder at Goodnature said it was exciting to be part of the project and to see the major extension to the safe-zone for kiwi happen in the park. “The Rimutaka Forest Park is a particularly special area for Goodnature as it is where we developed and tested our trapping technology. It is a particularly productive forest of mixed podocarp and beech. The wet climate and steep terrain represents the harsh New Zealand bush and we had to develop incredibly robust but lightweight technology for these conditions,” he said.


inbrief news Safe City Youth Movement Safe City Youth movement will be hosting some friendly competition for youth this weekend at the local basketball courts. The youth event, which will include a 3 x 3 basketball competition, a Juju on that Beat dance competition and a free style rap contest. Event will take place on Saturday, February 4 at the basketball courts on Fitzherbert Road between 12pm and5pm. For more information or to register interest head to the Safe City Youth Movement Facebook page.

Wellington region BMX champs The Wellington Region BMX Championships will be taking place this weekend at the Wainuiomata BMX track on The Strand. The event will take place from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, February 5. Spectators are welcome with free entry. For more information head to

National list MP Chris Bishop, Minister of Conservation Maggie Barry and Rimutaka Forest Park Trust president Geoff Cameron at the Rimutaka Forest Park.

Ms Barry said she had taken interest in the Rimutaka Forest Park because of the hard work of its volunteers. “The great work of the volunteers has meant the work has already been done,” she said. “To achieve Predator Free New Zealand by 2050 we need people with vision. We

need people to think a long, long way ahead. Trust by trust, mountain by mountain we can reclaim this land from predators.” She said stoats were among the most “cunning” of the predators the park faces. “They cause many, many problems. It’s one thing to get a possum, it’s another thing to

get a rat, but it takes a cunning mind to get a stoat.” President of the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust Geoff Cameron said they felt “fortunate” to be receiving the traps. “Our trapping project started back in 2000 [and we now have] 140 volunteer trappers,” he said.

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Classes to help locals step up to learn computer basics By Emma McAuliffe

Registrations are now open for the first term of the Stepping Up computer classes at the Wainuiomata Community Library. The classes, run by 20/20 Trust in conjunction with the Hutt City Libraries, were designed as an accessible help

for people with basic or no computer skills. Each class covers a different computer basic including how to use Microsoft Word and Excel and how to set up an email and social media. While the first class of term has already been booked up there are still spaces available

for the other classes, which run every Wednesday until April 12. Community Hub Manager Annie Reilly said the teacher who led the classes at the Wainuiomata Community Library was “fabulous”. “We’ve been doing it for years and more and more people want

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to do them. They’re still very popular,” she said.  Registrations for the Stepping Up classes are open and are essential. To register, visit the library or call them on 564 5822. You can also register online at www.library.huttcity.


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inbrief news Police pleased with vast majority of fans at Sevens

Local young artists perform at Te Ra o te Raukura

Wellington police are pleased with the behaviour of people at the weekend during the Wellington Sevens. Inspector Terry Van Dillen said overall police were generally pleased with the conduct of those who attended. He said one person was arrested for trespass on Saturday for refusing to leave while intoxicated. On Sunday one person was arrested for disorder on the walkway to the stadium. Security staff at the Westpac Stadium ejected or turned away a total of 55 people over both days.

Hutt City Council’s pool and water safety campaign Be ‘Kid Cool’ around your pool is the message being promoted by Hutt City Council at summer events this year. Working with Water Safety New Zealand, the campaign informs locals about pool fencing and water safety providing educational material for use in pre-schools and early childhood centres. Council has also created educational pamphlets, posters, street billboards and magnets encouraging parents to learn about water and pool safety. For more information head to www.huttcity.

Amahre and Tyna perform on the youth stage. By Emma McAuliffe

Rough winds could not stop hundreds of people descend on Lower Hutt for an annual festival at the weekend. Te Rao te Raukura took place on Sunday at Te Whiti Park just over the hill in Waiwhetu.

The family-friendly event, had rides, stalls, a youth zone and a main stage for performers. Wainuiomata youth organisation TiHei Rangatahi with the Mana Ake artists headlined the youth stage. Tyna Keelan, TiHei Rangatahi facilitator, told the crowd it was

a chance to showcase the local young musicians including Reriti Moeahu and Amahre Edwardson. The songs, which had been written by the young people, were starting to debut on local radio stations, he said. The headline act of the day

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Community fruit trees stolen By Emma McAuliffe

Ngaturi Park after the trees went missing. PHOTO: Josh Briggs Facebook

ing the trees had been taken. “They had been untouched since then except for people maintaining them. They had been growing really well and had really taken to the soil,” he said. Mr Briggs posted his findings to Facebook on Tuesday morning after being told about the theft. Within minutes people responded with their anger and disappointment the trees had been taken, calling it “annoying” and disrespectful. Mr Briggs said if people knew anything about the missing trees they could contact him. “If people are interested in planting fruit trees in the future they can also contact me. I don’t want this event to put a dampener on our community,” he said.

Locals have been left disappointed after fruit trees at Ngaturi Park were stolen recently. Hutt City Councillor for the Wainuiomata Ward, Josh Briggs, said he discovered on Tuesday morning that fruit trees planted as part of a community health initiative had been taken. The trees had been donated to the Common Unity Project who, with the Hutt City Council, formed the Ngahere Kai initiative to create community gardens across Lower Hutt. Local volunteers planted the trees on Father’s Day last September for the community garden. Mr Briggs said it was disappoint-

B4 school checks getting kids ready for school Locals are being encouraged to make sure their children are having their B4 school checks. Introduced in 2008, the B4 School Check is the final core Well Child/ Tamariki Ora check. Checks are provided through a range of community health services and include hearing, eyesight, height, weight, oral health assessments, and comprehensive health and development questionnaires. Parents were encouraged to have their child get the B4 School Check as close to their fourth birthday as possible, to give families time to work with any additional support services

they might need, for example immunisations that protect children against measles and other diseases that can spread at school. The most common issues identified in the check are vision and hearing difficulties. In 2015-16, 2874 children were identified with a possible hearing loss and referred for treatment or further assessment. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said more parents were sending their children to school for the first time this week knowing their B4 School Check has picked up any potential health or development needs at an early stage.

“The B4 School Checks help to give children the best start at school by identifying and addressing any health or development problems in time to connect them with the appropriate support services,” Dr Coleman said. “All families are encouraged to participate in the free health check. B4 School Check providers are working with other services such as early childhood education, and focusing on hard to reach communities to encourage uptake.”  To find out where your child can get the B4 school check done in Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata head to www.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Do you think the school holidays should move to February or March when the weather is warmer?

Hene Thompson, Wainuiomata

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“Yes, so the weather is nicer.”

“Yes, it’s not sunny enough at the moment.”

“No, some people might find it boring being off for no reason.”

“Maybe, it might be good to get some better weather. The school holidays are later now than they were when I was at school.”

“Yeah, we have better weather in February.”

“Yeah the weather is warmer then.”

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.

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Rhythm and Reels Rhy thm and Reels will be taking place this Saturday, February 4 at Queen Street Reserve from 7.30pm. Wellington singer Kirsten Te Rito

will be performing at 7.30pm. Movie “Poi-E – The Story of Our Song” will begin half an hour after sunset. The event is all ages and is free. Movie is rated

G and runs for 90 minutes. No dogs allowed. Food will be on sale and locals are welcome to bring a picnic.

Local groundwater sought after for art Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival is calling for samples from Lower Hutt residents of their local groundwater. Citizens are invited to get its quality tested and contribute to a new art installation ‘Citizens’ Water Map Lab’ by visual artist Julian Priest. Locals are invited to bring in a milk bottle filled with groundwater from their local stream, river, well, bore or even puddle, to the front desk of The Dowse Art Museum until February 24. They can book in to get it quality tested, and see it become part of a glowing public art work forming a map of Lower Hutt water quality. Julian has already been working with a number of local groups in the collection and testing of

groundwater, including Friends of the Waiwhetu Stream, Friends of the Hutt River, and Enviroschools and hopes to get samples from all across the Hutt Valley. The public contributions of water from across the Hutt are critical to the work. “It’s as much about people being able to take ownership of water quality issues as it is about the sculpture,” Julian said. “This illuminated, glowing installation will give you some indications about the water quality, but the participation is always key.” Julian was partly inspired to create the installation by the dramatic events in Havelock North, which showed the relationship with clean water is to be cherished.

Lower Hutt supplies the entire Wellington region with water. ‘Citizens’ Water Map Lab’ invites everyone to get involved in mapping the water quality of the region, from small streams to the large aquifer that runs underneath the valley.  To get involved bring a 2L milk bottle (well-washed) filled with groundwater from any local source to the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt between 10am to 5pm from now until Friday, February 24.  Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival will take place from Saturday, February 25 until Saturday, March 4. Visit www. for more information.

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Safe City Youth Movement The Safe City Youth Movement is hosting a special event on Waitangi Weekend, Saturday 4 February 2017, 12 pm - 5 pm. The event is an initiative to help install pride and create a safe environment not only for our youth but their families and our community. Jimmy Samu (Organiser) and Bennett Pomana from Kokiri Marae Health & Social Services will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball comp, a JuJu on that Beat dance comp and a freestyle rap battle. Also working alongside Jimmy and Bennett supporting this event is

The Hutt City Council, Safer City Hutt Valley, Creative Meats, Quality Bakery, Way of Life Gym and Fitness Centre, Domino's Pizza Wainuiomata, Resene Paints and The Wellington Saints Basketball. Recently we held a working bee with local community down at the courts and can expect to see the courts and seating re-painted along with new heavy duty basketball hoops and backboards before the day.  For more information check out the Safe City Youth Movement Facebook page.

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• Community Law 11am-12pm • Free Family Lawyer 12pm-1pm • Budgeting Services 1pm-4pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30pm-5pm • Toastmasters 6.45pm-8.45pm

• Emergency Kaibosh 9am-1pm • Baby Bounce and Rhyme 10.30am-11am • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30pm-5pm • Craft group 2pm-4pm • JP service 4pm-5pm • Guitar Group 7pm-9pm

• CORD Group 11am-1pm • TiHei Rangatahi 3.30pm-5pm

• Safe City Youth Movement 12pm-5pm • Adult Colouring in group 1pm • Free family night: Rhythm and Reels plus outdoor movie screening “Poi-E” at Queens Street Reserve 7:30pm onwards


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Bringing local news Name: Harry Colour: Ginger with to a the community white bib and white socks Sex:Situation Male Vacant Our cat Harry hasn't come home which is out of character. He has one eye, a white bib and socks, and is only a year old. We're not quite sure how far he has gone, but he might have got himself locked in somewhere. Please take a moment to check your garages or sheds or under the house. He is a bit skittish but might answer to his name. We're in McKillop Street, Wainuiomata. He went missing Wed 18/01/17

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Wednesday February 1, 2017


Spotted at the Sevens Taking part on the course and off By Emma McAuliffe

Sport Wainuiomata are putting the call out for more volunteers for the upcoming Triability Triathlon. Registrations for the triathlon are now open for people to volunteer and take part. The Taramai brothers will be taking part this year, both on the track and off. Ben Taramai will be competing in the triathlon and his brother, Phillip, has signed up as a volunteer. It is the first time either have taken part. Phillip said he had been inspired by Ben to volunteer his time at the triathlon. “At the moment I take the newbies out because I’ve got my first aid. I’m the bike man,” he said. Ben, who has been taking part in the training sessions ahead of the triathlon, said he had wanted to give it a go as a

“start to more and more things I can be involved in”. “The course we do is quite good for me. The footpaths are a bit uneven which helps build strength up. “It might not be good for everyone. It might be too easy or too difficult for different abilities. No disability is the same. But it is a good one for me,” he said. Ben said so far his favourite part about preparing for the triathlon was the exercise and getting out of the house. “For a long time I had been sitting and doing nothing after spending most of my life in a motorized wheelchair,” he said.  The TriAbility Triathlon will take place on Saturday, March 18 at the Wainuiomata Summer Pool. For more information on how to volunteer or take part head to

 Did you go to the Sevens this year? What did you think? Let us know at news@

Local rugby league and union player, Daniel Cherry, was spotted at the HSBC Wellington Sevens at the weekend training the Papua New Guinea squad. PHOTO: Daryl New Photography.

Composed by Tony Watling 25th Jan 2017

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Ben and his wife Francis and Phillip.

Good week back for softballers It was a great weekend for some of Wainuiomata’s softballers who returned to the diamond at the weekend. The Wainuiomata Under 15 softball team came out on top against the Giants, winning 15-0. This was their first game of the year. Meanwhile, in the senior games the Major B women’s teams had a win and a loss. Wainui won against Hutt City

United 20-3 but the Wainui Rare Breeds took on Totara Park Gold and lost 10-3. Last weekend Wainui took on Totara Park Gold and won 10-5 and Wainui Rare Breeds won against Hutt City United 13-0. The President’s took on Totara Park and won 8-5. Their game against the Giants the previous weekend had been deferred.

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

All aboard the Fed Express The Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal tennis final was the sort of sports event you stop your life to witness. Once the Australian Open final was set to feature the two greatest rivals ever in the sport, it was must see television. No one would have picked that final before the event started. Like two weary warriors, both men had struggled with injuries late in 2016. Yet like a good heavyweight title bout, there always seemed to be one more chapter to write in the storied history. I think you’re either a Federer or Nadal fan. For me, Federer is my guy. The Swiss maestro won me over early and I’ve been riding the Fed Express

happily ever since. At 35, most thought his grand slam days were done but when younger contenders like Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic fell to the wayside, it felt like it could be Federer’s chance to shine. So it proved in a gripping final against his arch rival and friend Rafael. A five set final which predictably not only lived up to the pre-match hype, but exceeded it. Federer can now go out on his terms. Safe in the knowledge he can compete and conquer at an age when not many men have in tennis history, Federer proved he is, to me, the greatest player of all time.

Outdoor cinema with live music Saturday 4 February Queen Street Reserve, Wainuiomata Live Music: Kirsten Te Rito Movie: Poi E: The Story of Our Song (G) Live music from 7.30pm Movie will begin after sunset


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