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Wednesday February 15, 2017

Locals celebrate their diamond day By Emma McAuliffe

Love is in the air for one local couple – they celebrated their diamond anniversary last week. Tess and Alan Corderoy were married 60 years last Thursday. Tess said the pair celebrated with a special family dinner on the night and then renewed their vows on Saturday. “We had nearly 50 people coming including our best man and one of my bridesmaids,” she said. Tess said the pair met at a dance at Epuni Community Hall hosted by the harriers on St Patrick’s night. “I was lucky enough to find Tess at the dance and it was all go from there,” Alan said. The pair were married on February 9, 1957 at St Joseph’s Church in Upper Hutt and have lived in Wainuiomata for most of their married life. They have five children, eight grandchildren and are expecting their first great grandchild in coming weeks. The pair credited their marriage success to love. “Love and mutual respect. We love doing things together. We love each other, we love our children and we love our grandchildren,” Alan said. “The best celebration for us is when we wake up in the morning and we’re both still alive.” “Respect and common interests. The family involves us in a lot which is lovely,” Tess said. They said they continued to enjoy spending time together and keeping active in the community, including the local St Patrick’s parish. “The worst thing about it is we won’t have another 60 years,” Alan said.

Alan and Tess Corderoy have been married 60 years.

Locals to take part in waterways competition By Emma McAuliffe

Locals will be able to see fire brigades from across the region compete at a special event this weekend. The Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire Brigade will be hosting a waterways competition this Saturday, February 18. The competition sees teams from across the region compete

in different events designed to test firefighters in hose running and pump operation. Local firefighters have been doing well in these competitions throughout summer. Volunteer firefighter Ahron Eastall, who is part of the brigade’s pairs team, said he was looking forward to hosting a competition. “It’ll be good. Up until two


years ago it had been six years since we had last held one,” he said. Ahron, who with his pairs partner Mati Soi came second in his competition in Carterton at the end of last month, said the pair had been practicing for competitions since October. “We’ve been doing it for about four years and we do a couple

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inbrief news Eastbourne drowning name release Police have released the name of the man who died while swimming in Eastbourne last weekend. He was 30-year-old Joshua Caleb Rongomai Leadbetter of Lower Hutt. Mr Leadbetter died in hospital following an incident at Eastbourne beach on Sunday, February 5. Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends.

Training exercises in Lower Hutt Police will be conducting training exercises at the Oxford Terrace Apartments, 115 Oxford Terrace in Lower Hutt this week from February 14 to 16. The trainings will take place between 9am and 3pm. Public may observe police carrying training firearms at the address and there may be some loud noises coming from the venue. If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Wellington Police Communications Centre on (04) 381 2000.

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of events at each competition. We get to go away a bunch,” he said.  The Wainuiomata waterways competition will be taking place on Saturday, February 18 from 10am to 3pm at the grounds next to the Wainuiomata fire station. For more information on the Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire Brigade head to their Facebook page.

Operatunity’s Daytime Concert Series will be bringing “That’s Amore” to Lower Hutt on Monday, March 13. The concert will take place at Hutt City Church at 11am. The show will be performed by the group’s three tenors- Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Derek Hill and Kalauni Pouvalu. Tickets to the performance cost $34 and include lunch with discounts available for groups. Booking in advance is recommended. To book call 0508 266 237 or


Wainuiomata News 15-02-17  

Wainuiomata News 15-02-17

Wainuiomata News 15-02-17  

Wainuiomata News 15-02-17