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School year starts for 2017 Eight children at Fernlea School had their first day last week and were buzzing with the opportunity. Principal Tony Field said it was a very exciting first week back for the school year. “The new entrants all really enjoyed their first week of learning. They were all settled and ready to learn,” he said. Meanwhile, new year 7 students at Wainuiomata Intermediate School, Harlem Tapiata and Lily Morgan, said they had a great first week back at their new school. “My favourite part has been the arts and crafts,” Harlem said. “It’s been good seeing all my friends from primary,” Lily said. Education minister Hekia Parata said over 765,000 children went back to school last week. This included 10,540 five-year-olds who attended school for the first time. “A new school year presents new possibilities and challenges. I hope kids are feeling excited about expanding their knowledge, learning new skills, making new friends and trying out a new sport or club,” Ms Parata said.  Were your children buzzing to start school last week? What did they think? Let us know at news@

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wanted to improve transport in the Hutt Valley for people with disabilities. “We are working to ensure disabled people can use transport to get anywhere, at any time. We want to make travel comfortable and easy for everyone in our community,” she said. “We know that some people with disabilities – and that’s about a quarter of our population – lack confidence, are nervous, don’t know about accessibility

features or have had previous bad experiences.” It will enable people to try out the options, learn about the accessibility features such as hoists, voice announcements and ramps. “By having the service providers there, people can ask questions and talk about their worries,” she said. It is not only people with impairments who are welcome to attend; it is anyone else unsure

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Chemist celebrates 20 years

inbrief news General Elections Prime Minister Bill English revealed the date for the New Zealand general election last Wednesday. New Zealanders will be headed to the polls on Saturday, September 23 to vote in the general election. Polling stations will be open from 9am to 7pm on the day and preliminary results will be available from 7pm. For more information on the election and to enroll head to

By Emma McAuliffe

A local chemist celebrated two decades serving the community last week. Clive’s Chemist celebrated its 20th anniversary in Wainuiomata last Wednesday. The chemist first opened on February 1 1997 in the Norfolk Street shops. The store moved to Queen Street in 2000 and its current location in 2002. Owner Clive Cannons said the staff celebrated their birthday with a special dinner on Saturday night. Jo Gilbert, who has worked at the store for the two decades it has been open, was rewarded for her efforts with a surprise trip to Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband. “Not many people stay with businesses for 20 years so I thought I’d treat her to something special,” Clive said. Clive said the secret to the secret to the store’s staying power had a lot to do with the community. “Being genuine, giving great service and supporting the community. Plus I love it here. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, “ he said.  Do you have any favourite memories of Clive’s Chemist over the years? Let us know at news@

Go by bike day Local cyclists can enjoy a special breakfast next Wednesday. The Go By Bike Day breakfast will be taking place from 7am to 9am at Dowse Square. There will be breakfast, free bike checks, coffee, spot prizes and entertainment from the Hutt Valley Ukelele Orchestra. For more information head to www.facebook. com/events/1274820435944916/.

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Museum after old film By Emma McAuliffe

The Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society is putting a call out to residents who may have old film of community events. The society is after old footage which recorded significant events in Wainuiomata’s history. Society president Gavin Wallace said there was “real value” in getting the footage while


they still had the technology. “If we don’t grab old 8mm film or video cassettes now, they may be lost forever. I want to borrow them, and convert them to DVD’s to ensure their preservation for future generations,” he said. He said a significant event in history could be any time the public gathered as a community. “We’re not looking for family photos or picnics on the beach,”

he said. Once converted, it is intended that they will be made available for public viewing in the museum, a service to be launched later this year, he said. Gavin said the recovery and showing of videos about Brugger Industries last year was the initiator, and further ones have already been added. “There is real value in grabbing this stuff while we can,” he said.

The first Wainuiomata Community Board meeting of the year will take place this Thursday at the Wainuiomata Community Library. The meeting starts at 7pm and public are welcome to attend. Generally 30 minutes at the start of the meeting is set aside for public comment on items appearing on the agenda. For more information on the Wainuiomata Community Board head to

The earliest footage the museum society already had was of the Wainuiomata Primary School Centennial in 1958, and the Parade of Homes in the same year. The archive includes the visit of Prince Charles and Diana in 1983.


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inbrief news Sustainable living workshops Two sustainable living workshops will be held at Hutt City Libraries this weekend. Both will be held by Hutt City Council’s sustainability officer Natalie Hormann. A “Composting and Worm Farming” workshop will be held at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library on Saturday, February 11 from 10.30am to 11.30am and a “Starting Your Garden” workshop will be held at the Naenae Community Library on Saturday, February 11 from 12pm to 1pm. Both workshops are free.

Upper Hutt Carnival The Upper Hutt Carnival will be taking place at the end of this month at Trentham Memorial Park. The annual event will take place on Saturday, February 25 from 10am to 4pm. General admission to the event is $5 and a Family Pass (two adults and three children, or one adult and 4 children) is $20.00. Under 5s are free. For more information head to

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Local youth to benefit from Ignite Sport funding Local young people benefit from new investments in youth development opportunities following a government announcement made last week. Youth minister Nikki Kaye announced last Tuesday over $590,000 would be given to youth focussed businesses and opportunities in the Wellington region. Ignite Sport, who run sport and leadership sessions with schools from a round the Hutt Valley, including Wainuiomata High School and Wainuiomata Intermediate School, received $ 87,000 of government funding and $220,000 of funding and in-kind support from schools, the New Zealand Lotteries Board, individual donations and trusts. “Ignite Sport… uses sport and recreation to engage and motivate young people, will be supported to provide opportunities for more than 780 young people to develop their sporting ability, and recognise the pathways necessary to succeed in life,” Ms Kaye said. Ignite Sport Trust coordinator Kevin Goldsbury said the group was “thrilled to receive the funding”.

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“It will go a long way to support our on-going work with local young people. In addition, it will enable Ignite Sport to grow its influence in new schools. “By working together every-

one achieves more, which is why partnerships are of critical importance to us,” he says. National list MP based in Lower Hutt, Chris Bishop, said he was also pleased Ignite Sport was benefitting

from the funding. “I’m delighted to see Ignite Sport recognised in this funding round… The work they do really makes a difference to kids in the Hutt and beyond,” he said.

Two drown in Hutt last week Two men drowned in Lower Hutt waters last week. A man was missing in the Hutt River during a storm last Thursday evening. The 19-year-old, originally believed by Police to have been swimming, went missing in the Hutt River near Belmont School.

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inbrief news Summer in Dowse Square Summer in Dowse Square continues this weekend with a performance by the Hutt Valley Ukelele Orchestra. The free, family friendly, midday concert will take place on Saturday, February 11 at Dowse Square in Lower Hutt. For more information head to the “In The Hutt” Facebook page.

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Locals came together to celebrate the youth in the community at an event held at the basketball courts on Fitzherbert Road at the weekend. The Safe City Youth Move-

ment competition event was held on Saturday to promote positivity for youth. As part of the event youth faced each other in three on three basketball, a “Juju on that Beat” dance competition and a freestyle rap competition.

There was also a free sausage sizzle run by the movement. Organiser Jimmy Samu told the crowd on the day the event was run to “support” the youth. “We’re here to make Wainui great again. It’s not about winning but I know we’re all

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Children aged between four and 12 years old who wish to play for the Wainuiomata Football Club are encouraged to head along to one of two events happening next week. The events are taking place on Thursday, February 16 from 6.30pm to 8pm and Sunday, February 19 from 5pm to 6pm and would contain some skill sessions and small sided games for young people to experience football. For more information contact

Greens announce candidate for Hutt South By Emma McAuliffe

Susanne Ruthven is standing for the Green Party in Hutt South. PHOTO: Supplied.

A Lower Hutt lawyer will be standing in Hutt South for the Green Party in this year’s general election. Susanne Ruthven, based in Maungaraki, said she had wanted to stand in Hutt South because it was her home. “I grew up in the Hutt South in Maungaraki, my nana still lives around the corner from me. I grew up here and I belong here,” she said. She said she had previously stood for Rimutaka in the last


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houses. This really needs to be addressed. “Another thing is climate change. The extreme weather we had [on Thursday] and the summer we’ve had that’s not really summer are all due to climate change,” she said. Susanne her main priority in Wainuiomata would be wages. “The main thing in Wainuiomata is wages and what people can afford. It’s always been a Green Party policy to have the Living Wage so people can afford to be able to pay rent and food and power,” she said.



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Mishail Gounder, Wainuiomata

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“New challenges.”

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“Leadership, friendship and challenges.”

“Meeting up with friends again.”

“Seeing all my friends that left at primary school.”

Jaiken Herman, Wainuiomata “Meeting friends again and learning new things.”

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.

Don’t waste ambulances’ time Dear Ed, We have a great Ambulance System in Wellington that is free by our donations. The young ones of today’s generation who go into Wellington to get drunk each Friday exploit the free service expecting the medics to patch them up for free in their drunken state. I say

charge them for stitching them up and wasting valuable time that can be used on someone who needs it most not a lot of legless losers. Treat the elderly with respect at all times. Most young ones would not know what pain is. Some people are silent suffers of extreme pain.

These elderly people would make the young ones of this generation look like a lot of wimps. You think drinking your selves legless is cool no you are dreaming you are wrecking your kidneys and liver. You might think using up the Free Ambulance’s time is funny but if the shoe

was on the other foot and you were in a car accident you would be wondering why help hasn’t arrived sooner then you will realize where the help is repairing your drunken mates at Courtney Place Wellington. (abridged) Peter Wells, Lower Hutt

School of Rock Hutt City Council’s Rhythm and Reels events continue this weekend with a showing of “School of Rock” at Riddiford Gardens. Lower Hutt band Citytalk and Onslow College band Retrospect, regional winners of the 2016 Smokefree Rockquest, will play before American comedy ‘School of Rock’ on Saturday, February 11 at

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Video to unite river goers Locals are being encouraged to attend an event across Lower Hutt which explores the relationship residents have with the Hutt River. Lower Hutt artist Murray Hewitt has engaged with local musicians, writers and cultural groups to perform at a series of screenings of his video work ‘The Rising Gale’, which will screen at five bore and river sites across the Hutt Valley as part of the Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival. The footage was shot by a drone, working with Hutt drone flight school RPA Skills Ltd, and maps a path from the aquifer in Taita to Matiu / Somes Island, flying over the water in real time, filmed with artist and crew following the drone in pursuit by motorbike and boat. At the heart of the project is the response from the community music groups to the footage. “The film provides a way for the community to talk about its river. The riverbed becomes like a wavelength. It gives a beat, a frame within which the

community may contribute,” Murray said. Musical groups involved in the screenings include Taita College Poly Choir, Hutt Valley Community Choir, and sound artist Jason Wright. The locations of the screenings are also integral to the work, bringing community awareness to the aquifer, which supplies the whole Wellington region with water. Sites include GNS Science, Gear Island Water Treatment Plant, the Waterloo Railway Station, the city riverbank underneath Melling Bridge and the riverbank of the Hutt River near Nash Street, Taita.  Common Ground is presented in partnership with Hutt City Council, with funding from Hutt City Council, Creative New Zealand and the Chartwell Foundation. The festival will take place from Saturday, February 25 to Saturday, March 4. All screenings and events are free to attend. Visit www. for more information.

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With Adrian Workman, Vietnam

By Emma McAuliffe

After over 30 years Wainuiomata band, Vietnam, will be reuniting to celebrate the re-release of their rare 1985 selftitled EP by record label BFE with a one off show as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival. The Wainuiomata News caught up with bassist Adrian Workman ahead of the show, “Indie Redux- WLG 1985” which will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 6.30pm until 9pm at Meow in Wellington. For tickets and more information head to

What’s Vietnam’s history, when did you guys form? “ We a l l a t t e n d e d Wainuiomata College. At the time there were a lot of students playing music together and experimenting with line-ups. Our music t e a c h e r, B e r y l Wr i d e , fought for us to get musical e qu ipment (a mps a nd a drum kit) purchased by the school. Jenny Morris was also teaching there, so we reaped the benefits of having strong advocates for music on the staff. Vietnam eventually formed from the pool of musicians. “Pete and I wrote a lot of songs at his parents’ house, often with just a piano and acoustic guitar. The band

rehea rsed in ga rages all around the valley, often to the disdain of neighbours and dogs, and started playing gigs in 1982, flying under the radar of being significantly underage. In fact, this will be our first legal show.”

When did BFE approach, hoping to do a re-release of your record? “ N e w Yo r k b l o g g e r Frankie Teardrop reviewed o u r E P o n h i s we b sit e ‘systemsofromance’ in 2013. BFE approached us in mid 2015 after reading the review, asking if we’d be interested in a re-issue. James Moss from Jayrem records (our original label) gave the re-release his blessing.”

Vietnam in 1985. L-R Peter Dransfield, Leon Reedijk, Shane Bradbrook, Adrian Workman. Photo: Karen Downes

What made you guys want to get the band back together for this release? “ T he ba nd never act ua l ly performed again after the original release in 1985. We disbanded and I moved to Australia, with Pete following soon after. It’s a great opportunity after 32 years to finally have a launch gig so we

can give something back to all the people that have supported us, and celebrate the EP getting a second life.”

Is there a particular reason you wanted to do it as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival?

“It made sense for us to create

a show that reflected the 1980’s Wellington Indie scene. We did a bit of a ‘search and rescue’ to locate other artists from that era to include on the bill. The people at Fringe Festival were genuinely excited to support the idea from the outset, and they’ve been a dream team to work with. Plus there’s a bit of prestige that comes with being part of such a cool festival.”



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Club celebrates 2017 Grand Slam Summer finally arrived for the Wainuiomata Tennis Club at the weekend with the club’s annual Grand Slam. President of the club, Toni Kane, said the tournament had been a highlight for the club for many years. “It’s the favourite event of the season. While players “vyed” to be the tournament’s number one man, women or team the real reason they were playing was because the tournament’s a club favourite,” she said. As part of Saturday’s tournament, the club’s players played four grand slam tournaments in one day, listened to each country’s National Anthem and enjoyed country-based food and drink between each game. The French Open kicked off the

event and was followed by croissants and wine. This was followed by the US Open and hot dogs for lunch and the British Open and cucumber sandwiches. Toni said the Australian Open was the last tournament for the day with players “pulling out all stops”. “They were all long and really close games with many ending in a tiebreak,” she said. Overall winners on the day were Jennymae Keall for Top Woman, Adam Smith for Top Man and Elesha Smith, Leanne Smith, Martin Isberg and Ray Short for Top Team .  For more information on the Wainuiomata Tennis Club head to www.wainuiomatatennis.

The winners of the Grand Slam left to right Jennymae Keall, Adam Smith, Elesha Smith, Leanne Smith, Martin Isberg and Ray Short. PHOTO: Toni Kane

Challenge your work mates this month The Aotearoa Bike Challenge kicked off last week and locals are being encouraged to get involved. The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a month long free challenge encouraging colleagues to sign up, log their bike trips and compete against other workplaces in the Wellington region. The challenge, which runs through February, encourages participation and aims to get workplaces on their bikes for 10 minutes or more. The challenge is not about who rides the most but who encourages the most people to get involved. More than 100 Wellington workplaces have already signed up including six

government ministries and the Wellington offices of Inland Revenue, Westpac, ANZ, Z Energy, NZTA, NZ Post, ACC, local councils and health boards. The first big event on the Aotearoa Bike Challenge calendar was the Go By Bike Day breakfast held this morning at Queen’s Wharf. A Go By Bike Day breakfast will be held on Wednesday, February 15 in Lower Hutt from 7am to 9am at Dowse Square. The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is being promoted nationally by the New Zealand Transport Agency. Greater Wellington Regional Council, Wellington City Council and Hutt City Council are collaborating to run the challenge in the Wellington region.

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Young riders take part in the championships. PHOTO: Deena Laurence Facebook

BMX champs take place By Emma McAuliffe

The Wainuiomata BMX Club had a successful weekend after hosting the Wellington Region BMX Championships. The championships were held on Sunday at the BMX track at Hugh Sinclair Park on The Strand and are typically held in Wainuiomata once every five years. The club took to Facebook following

the event to celebrate the day, calling it a great success. “The weather was perfect. The track was perfect. The atmosphere was perfect. The racing was awesome. All the work put in by the club and zone members really showed today,” it was reported.  For more information on the Wainuiomata BMX Club head to their Facebook page or

An open letter to the Eden Park Streaker Dear Eden Park streaker, Thank you for interrupting an absorbing first Chappell Hadlee cricket match between New Zealand and Australia last week. I was sitting there watching this world class sports event hoping a muppet like yourself would interrupt it by taking your clothes off and running round on the grass like a toddler learning to walk for the first time. I was hoping you’d get taken down in a hard tackle from security. Sadly for my dreams, you have quite a good right-foot step which dashed my hopes. Sure, people cheered you on but in reality it’s embarrassing that an adult chooses to do such a silly thing.

You paid for a ticket to see a spectacle, not be the spectacle - show some respect. The fact you escaped a fine and only got a warning means it was probably job well done for you. When you decided to wear pants again you should have been made to put your hand in your pocket and produce a payment for a four-figure fine. Finally mate, work on your tan game, pasty is never in, take it from someone who knows. Anyway, being kicked out of the ground shows how foolish of a choice you made. Imagine missing that finish, the sixes, that run out. The joke isn’t just on you, it is you. Have a nice day.


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