Wednesday February 8, 2017
Positivity for youth at safe city event
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.
Junior footballers wanted RIGHT: The Jittabugz Programme was there to help out on the day. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe ABOVE: Ngarimu Gray-Clarke playing for JJT team beat NMT team 7 goals to 3. PHOTO: Daryl New By Emma McAuliffe
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
pretty competitive anyway,” he said. For more information on the Safe City Youth Movement head to their Facebook page www.facebook.com/safecityyouthmovement/?fref=ts.
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 email@example.com.
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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election when Maungaraki fell under that electorate. She said issues important to her included maintaining the strong community feeling in Hutt South. “Hutt people are concerned about the same issues as people nationwide: housing affordability, education for all, the swim-ability of our rivers and how we can steer our country towards a sustainable future.” Other issues included homelessness and climate change. “Homelessness is a big issue in the Hutt and the state of state
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Wainuiomata News 08-02-17