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A national volunteer organisation dedicated to helping out communities is heading to this side of the hill for the first time. The Petone branch of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be running an outreach branch at the Wainuiomata Community Hub every Monday morning from March 6. Continued on page 2. Carey Buck is looking forward to an outreach Citizen’s Advice Bureau starting in Wainuiomata.

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Bureau starts outreach in Wainuiomata Continued from page 1. The Citizen’s Advice Bureau provides free and confidential advice and information on services such as consumer issues, housing issues and neighbourhood problems. This could include knowing rights as a consumer, problems with a landlord or tenant and your rights and responsibilities in situations. Coordinator for the Petone Branch, Carey Buck said the outreach service based at the hub would be “fully resourced” with two volunteers. “They will have access to all the usual resources to help people,” she said. Carey said she thought it was the first time an official Citizen’s Advice Bureau service had been offered in Wainuiomata. “We want to get a push out there. Wainui can be an isolated community. Not everyone has a car or has the technology to get online to help themselves. “There’s a strong feeling of community in Wainui and we

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Local youth to benefit from science funding Local young people will have the opportunity to get close to nature thanks to a new round of government funding. Projects funded in the Unlocking Curious Minds funding round for 2017 were announced last Thursday. One of the projects would see young people from Wainuiomata participating in the release of titipounamu (rifleman) at Zealandia in Karori and make real time scientific observations of the birds. This would provide an in-

troduction into the scientific concepts involved in bird translocation. Karori Sanctuary Trust has been funded $14,694 for the young people to take part in this project. Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith said the $2 million of Unlocking Curious Minds funding had been allocated to 41 projects focusing on youth and community access to science across New Zealand. “The Unlocking Curious Minds fund particularly fo-

cuses on projects that engage young New Zealanders who have fewer opportunities to be involved with science and technology. “It’s about giving young Kiwis more choices. Taking part in science and technology keeps more career options open to young people,” he said. The Unlock ing Curious Minds fund was developed under the A Nation of Curious Minds, a national strategic plan for science in society. Curious Minds is a cross-

agency programme of work led by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment , the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. The Fund offered two types of grants in the 2017 round – up to $30,000 for local or community projects, and up to $150,000 for regional or national projects.  For more information on the projects funded head to www.

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Locals ask PM questions By Emma McAuliffe

Locals had the opportunity to ask the Prime Minister the tough questions at this week’s Social Services Network meeting. Prime Minister Bill English visited the meeting on Tuesday afternoon to take questions and hear about how social services work in Wainuiomata. Locals took the chance to ask questions about the state of mental health and housing policies for 2017. Mr English said the Government was working to change how they create legislature around community issues. “Historically we’ve been slow to adapt to long term cycles. “When proposals come through to do a better job in the community we have to ask which people where… who’s got a relationship with them... how do we know we’re making a difference and what actually does work,” he said. This could include how the Government worked with mental health in communities, he said. Pastor at Life City Church,

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Awhina Vailima, questioned Mr English on his housing policies for 2017. While Mr English not forthright in a solution for housing at the meeting he did acknowledge it

was something that needed a change. “I would hope to see significant redevelopment in state housing. Everyone is right. It’s not good enough,” he said.

scheme would be looking for art projects with broad community involvement, projects involving young people or projects supporting the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities. “The benefit of Creative Communities is that there are two rounds each year, which means that you can apply well out from the event, so you know in advance whether you’ve got funding,” she said. The deadline for this round of Creative Communities applications is Monday, March 27 for projects taking place between

mid-May 2017 and February 2018. There would be two free workshops to learn how to put together a strong application on Wednesday, March 8. Both will be held at the War Memorial Library in Lower Hutt. One will take place between 10am and 12noon and the other between 5.30pm and 7pm.  To find out more about the scheme and download an application online visit the funding page on Council’s website, or pick up a hard copy application and guide from any Hutt City Library.


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Funding round opens for arts support Locals are being encouraged to apply for community art support from the Hutt City Council. The council’s Creative Communities Funding Scheme has money to give groups and individuals running arts projects in Lower Hutt. The scheme supports the community to be involved in the arts, including music, theatre, festivals, mural painting, outdoor sculptures, art in public spaces, kapa haka, singing, art workshops and beyond. Council’s community arts advisor Pippa Sanderson said the


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inbrief news Living Wage set to increase to $20.20 The official 2017 New Zealand Living Wage is set to rise to $20.20 on July 1, 2017 from $19.80. The Living Wage is defined as the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life. Living Wage national convener Annie Newman said a lift of one third in the number of businesses became accredited as Living Wage Employers as it became increasingly accepted as the acceptable standard for workers’ wages.

Groundwater wanted Locals with groundwater samples they would like to test as part of the Citizen Water Map Lab in the Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival can drop them off at the Wainuiomata Library until Thursday, March 2. For more information, including where to test for ground water head to the Wainuiomata Community Library or citizen-water-map-lab

Dowse Square There will be a special Summer in Dowse Square this Saturday, February 25 with Filifest and the launch of the Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival. Common Ground will be launched at Dowse Square at 11am and will include a water spectacle. At noon the fun will continue with residents able to see Hutt Art Society painters painting and enjoy Filipino culture through traditional folk dancers.

Workshop to help parents in tough times By Emma McAuliffe

A course focusing on parents helping their families through separations will be making its way to Wainuiomata next month. A “Parenting Through Separation” workshop will be run by Family Works in Wainuiomata in March and again in June. The free course funded by the Ministry of Justice focuses on getting practical advice for carers to understand the needs of children following a separation. Family Works regional manager for greater Wellington Nici Nixon said the course tackled a range of things when it came to separation. “Parents are better equipped at managing things and it keeps

the child as the real focus,” she said. Nici said the programme had been run in Wainuiomata for the past two years. Each programme was run in a small group setting and people could choose to say as much or as little as they wanted. “Like many other groups the content is very important. What we find is a lot of the fears parents and carers have are echoed throughout the group. Knowing they’re not alone is helpful [and it] helps them to see their situation is difficult. Within the group there is a lot of discussion and a lot of sharing.” She said people had found the previous courses helpful when going through separation. “Because the content is quite intense the group gels re-

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ally quickly. We get great feedback. People have found it really helpful. I guess at the end of the day the services are the best deal for the children and for the parents,” she said.

Events wanted for Lower Hutt’s STEMM festival in May Locals with an idea about events engaging people with technology can now apply to host an event as part in the Hutt STEMM Festival. The Hutt STEMM Festival will be taking place between May 6 and 21 to coincide with Techweek ’17. Expressions of interest are now open for those wanting to run an event at this year’s festival. Events and activities that would engage business, schools, STEMM professionals and the

wider Wellington community are sought after for the festival. Hutt City Council’s general manager Kim Kelly said the theme of this year’s festival was “Building the Future”. “The future is being built here in Lower Hutt and the Hutt STEMM Festival is an opportunity to discover the incredible things being created in our city and the innovative ideas being shared. “We want to showcase our strengths as one of New Zealand’s leading growth centres

and capture imaginations, from those who’ve built a career in one or more of the STEMM sectors to families who want to learn and be creative together,” she said. Now in its third year the Hutt STEMM Festival educates, inspires and showcases Lower Hutt’s strengths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and manufacturing (STEMM). Last year more than 70 local businesses and organisations were involved in organising

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Locals with a passion for their community will be able to experience the best of what’s on offer next weekend. Love Wainuiomata is currently running a competition giving six locals the chance to win a Wild Wainuiomata Weekend which would include horse treks, quad biking and a ropes challenge all here in the community. Esther Venning from Love Wainuiomata said the competition came as part of wider work the organisation had been doing to promote the community. “Wainuiomata’s a real adventure wonderland, packed with amazing activities and incredible scenery. We want to share with locals and visitors all the great things on offer.” She said it would be a great opportunity for people to discover what was in their own backyard. “It’s a great way to then show others

what an amazing place Wainuiomata is both as a destination and as a community,” she said. One of the experiences would be horse trekking with Mac and Coastal Views Horse Treks. He has been running horse treks in Wainuiomata for 17 years and has starred in films such as Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.  To enter the competition head to the Love Wainuiomata Facebook page or, read the details and upload a short video talking about your favourite Wainuiomata place or activity. The competition runs from Tuesday, February 21 to Sunday, February 26. This Sunday at 3pm locals without access to video will be able to enter the competition at the Wainuiomata Community Library. Prize weekend will take place on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday March, 5.

Destiny Wipane makes a splash at the Wainuiomata Summer Pool open day last year. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe By Emma McAuliffe

Locals will be able to make a splash for free this Saturday and are encouraged to bring a memory along with them. Entry will be free at the Wainuiomata Summer Pool as part of Wai Ora Wainuiomata in the Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival. One of the organisers, community board member Margaret Willard, said the day would give locals the opportunity to share their memories and stories of what the pool meant to them. “We’re inviting people to come along with their stories and memories about the pool and how it came to be,” she said. Ms Willard said they would be encouraging people to bring along photos, cuttings and recordings of their own stories to be compiled so residents could continue to

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see and hear them in the future. Residents would also be encouraged to write their favourite stories and memories on pieces of paper which would be situated at the pool entrance. Ms Willard said she was sure many residents would have memories of the pool’s history, including the building and fundraising for it which took place in the 1960s. “The building of the pool is a striking example of the pioneering spirit of Wainuiomata residents, and it will be great to share these memories with locals of all ages. We’d also love to hear residents’ experiences of using the pool over the years.,” she said.  The Wainuiomata Summer Pool will have free entry between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday, February 25.

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Knitting ‘good for brain’, says elder Lower Hutt elder Harry Buttner is praising the power of knitting after taking up the pastime to help keep his mind active. The resident of Enliven’s Woburn Home has an active interest in researching activities that stimulate the brain, prevent dementia and speed up rehabilitation. “There are 90 people that live here [Enliven’s Woburn Home] and many of them have memory loss, which shows that dementia is a big problem with age.

I want to prevent it, and I realise the importance of keeping the mind active,” Harry explains. “I saw an article in the paper that said knitting was really good for the brain and your hands, so I wanted to try it.” Harry knitted when he was young, but now that he’s in is 80’s he needed some help to get started. That’s when staff suggested he connected with fellow resident and keen knitter Joy Payne, for help.

“My mother taught me to knit when I was young but I hadn’t really picked up knitting needles since, so I asked Joy if she would help me and I’m getting quite good!” Joy says she is delighted to help Harry with his knitting and is impressed with how quickly he picked up the skill. “After I showed him, off he went and he’s doing very well. He started knitting a few weeks ago and he’s already finished one scarf and started making another one!” Woburn Home clinical nurse manager Anneke Barkwith says the recreation programme at the Enliven home is focused around providing opportunities for meaningful and stimulating activity, and residents are encouraged to continue with their hobbies as well as take up new ones. “Doing things that keep our minds and bodies active is so important as we age and we do whatever we can to support residents to do this,” Anneke explains.

“Studies have shown that regular participation in leisure activities, like knitting, can reduce the risk of dementia as well as help to improve dexterity and strength in the fingers.” But that’s not the only benefit. “The process of knitting is also about the creation of something – it has purpose, and knitting connects people, such as how it has formed a friendship between Harry and Joy,” says Anneke.  Woburn Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides a full spectrum of aged care including rest home, hospital and dementia care, respite, health recovery and a day activity programme for elders living in the community.  For more information about Woburn Home, located at 57 Wai-iti Crescent in Lower Hutt, call 04 569 6400 or visit

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Woburn Home resident Joy Payne has taught fellow Woburn Home resident Harry Buttner to knit. Here Harry wears the scarf he made.

Wednesday February 22, 2017

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Biketec’s Simon Gilbert helps fix a bike for a local at last week’s breakfast. PHOTO: Supplied.

Local cyclists had the chance to grab a free breakfast on their way to work last week. The annual Go By Bike Day breakfast was held in Lower Hutt last Wednesday. The gathering gave cyclists in the community an opportunity to meet up and celebrate the benefits biking brings to health and wellbeing. Hutt City Council road safety coordinator Jan Simmons said she encouraged people to give cycling a go. “Go by Bike Day is all about getting active and having fun on two wheels. It

doesn’t matter whether you’re old, young, fit or not, have a flash new bike or an antique one. “Everyone who’s interested is welcome to… celebrate cycling as an enjoyable, healthy, and low cost way of getting around.” National list MP based in Lower Hutt, Chris Bishop, said he backed the idea of Go by Bike Day. “Cycling is good for our health and good for the environment. Cycling investment is at record levels under this government, thanks to our Urban Cycleways Fund.

“The Wainui Shared Pathway is getting underway this year and progress is being made on the Beltway project, the important Eastern Bays Shared Path, and the Petone to Ngauranga section of the cycleway into Wellington. “The ultimate dream is of course the Great Harbour Way project - a 67km shared pedestrian and cycle path around the shoreline of Wellington,” he said.  For more information on Go By Bike Day and the Aotearoa Cycle Challenge head to

Locals are being sought after to help get young drivers on the road. YOUth Inspire are currently looking for fully licensed members of the community who can volunteer their time as part of a Community Driver Mentor Programme. The programme, which has been piloted across New Zealand aims to get young people on the road after getting their learner licence. The mentor role would offer an inexperienced driver, support and experience on how to be a safer driver through the right attitude and behaviour. The mentor is the ‘safer driver’ coach not the technical instructor. The programme would provide classroom instruction and in-car practical training sessions to every new mentor. Programme contractor for YOUth Inspire, Jay Farris, said they would need mentor drivers each week for 16 weeks to coach and supervise young people in a range of practical driving experiences. She said volunteers would need to be at least 25 years old, have had their full licence for at least two years and be available to attend a 2.5 hour mentor training session and in-car training. YOUth Inspire would be looking to start the programme in March.  For more information or to apply contact Jay at  For more information about YOUth Inspire head to


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The local scouts will be hosting their annual mudslide next week. The mudslide will take place at the old Wainuiomata College site on Moohan Street. It has been taking place yearly for several years and has previously been used as a fundraiser for the Scout Jamboree. Wainuiomata scout group leader Tony Upton said there would be a gold coin charge to use the slide to cover costs. He said the slide would be weather dependent and would “probably not” run if it rained.  The Wainuiomata Scouts annual mudslide will be running between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, February 25. Entry is by Gold coin donation.

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Rugby league cup visits schools

Students from Wainuiomata Intermediate School with the trophy. By Emma McAuliffe

Local children had the opportunity to get close to a special trophy this week. The Rugby League World Cup trophy paid a visit to Pukeatua Primary School and Wainuiomata Intermediate School on Monday, giving locals the opportunity to learn more about the cup’s history ahead of this year’s tournament. The Rugby League World Cup will be hosted by Aus-

tralia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and will kick off on October 27. One of the quarter finals of the world cup will be played in Wellington on November 18. As part of the visits children had the opportunity to win prizes and learn more about the trophy. Development manager for Wellington Rugby League, local man David Faiumu talked about his own history with rugby league in Wainuiomata. “Rugby league is a big part

Students from Pukeatua Primary School with the trophy

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Local cookbook shares recipe memories By Emma McAuliffe

A local woman took a walk down memory lane recently when she unearthed a decades-old cook book. Eve Hyde created the cookbook “Cooking with Kate” with other women and groups in her area of Gisborne when she lived there 40 years ago. “Back in Gisborne we used to have eggs left over on the farm so I wanted to make a recipe book to use the eggs with the other ladies around the place. Originally called Eve’s Eggs,” she said. Eve said she had kept hold of the book for many years as it had been helpful for her and she believed the recipes could be helpful for others. “I used to cook all of them. I had a lot of friends who gave me recipes and I tried them all. I can’t say I had a favourite they were all very nice,” she said.

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Wednesday February 22, 2017


Drop in to hear Cricketers in new plans for good shape after cycleway first half

Greg Ross takes the catch from Eastern Hawks batsman, off the bowling of Campbell Barry in Grade 4. PHOTO: Daryl New Photography. By Emma McAuliffe

A local team had a successful first half of a two dayer at the weekend. Wa inuiomat a’s G rade 4 Cricket team finished their game on a high on Sunday with 10 runs without any loss of wicket. Their opponents, the Eastern Hawks were 102 all out in the first innings. Hutt City Councillor and team member Campbell Barry said the match was quite successful. He said he managed to score 5 wickets for 16 runs. Day two of the match will be happening on Sunday.

Campbell Barry in action. PHOTO: Daryl New Photography.

A drop-in session will be held next weekend asking for feedback on a new local cycleway idea. The beltway would provide a connection between residential areas, workplaces, the hospital, schools, the CBD, local shopping centres and public transport hubs. Hutt City Council wants to use the rail corridor to create a cycling ‘spine’, extending between Seaview and Taita. It would also link to the planned Wainuiomata and Eastern Bays shared pathways as well as the Hutt River Trail. Council’s senior project engineer Simon Cager said while the project was in the early investigation stage-it was time to share proposed options with the community and get feedback. “At this time only concept level

options have been developed which focus on the location of the cycleway. These options are largely variations along the same corridor as there are limited alternative routes for traffic and cyclists between Taita and Seaview, without requiring significant detours. “We have not yet developed detailed plans for what the route could look like but it’s important we talk with the community early about the concepts we’re developing to get their feedback,” he said.  The community is invited to the open session on Saturday, February 25 to hear more and share feedback. Drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm at The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road. For more information visit

Record numbers take part in Cigna Round the Bays 2017 Over 14,000 people from across the Wellington region took part in Cigna Round the Bays at the weekend. Cigna Round the Bays 2017 was reported as the biggest run yet – with 14,500 people from the wider Wellington region taking part. Cigna was able to present the events’ official charity, Achilles New Zealand, with a cheque for $20,000 during the events prize-giving. “Helping our communities maximise their health and wellbeing is a huge priority for us and it was fantastic to once again see the community come out and get involved – whether it was running, walking or pushing a buggy,” Lance Walker, Cigna New Zealand CEO said. “To reach our goal of raising $20,000 for Achilles was terrific. A huge thanks to the generous donations and fundraising efforts of race participants and the inclusion of $1 from each registration to the charity.” Chair of Achilles New Zea-

land, Jo Walker, said the charity was grateful to all who helped them reach their target amount. “Together you have supported our work to help people with all types of disabilities get out and get active – and experience the sense of achievement in taking part in mainstream running events such as Cigna Round the Bays.” Two thousand people took part in the Cigna Achilles Half Marathon, 3,500 in the Bluebridge 10km and a further 9,000 in the 6.5km fun run and Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk. Phil Gibbons, Sport Wellington CEO, said he and the wider team were thrilled with the day. “We were focused on delivering an event that was in keeping with our vision that ‘everyone in the greater Wellington regions has a life-long involvement in sport and active recreation’. “It was great to see everyone come into the city and enjoy the really fantastic experience. Now to get planning for Cigna Round the Bays 2018,” he said.

Participants take part Cigna Round the Bays. PHOTO: Colin McDiarmid

Wednesday February 22, 2017


Locals take the win in softball tournament

The U13 Boys and Girls teams after playing Gisborne. PHOTO: Supplied. By Emma McAuliffe

Local children made the community proud last week after taking part in winning teams in a regional tournament. Three local boys and five local girls took part in the U13 Hutt Valley Boys and Girls teams in the Central Region Softball tournament held in Gisborne on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. Both teams took out the tournament and won their respective grades with the boys beating Wellington Black 8-2 and the girls taking it out against Wellington Black 6-5. Locals Brian Woolley, Riley Manu and Karipori Wanoa were

in the boys team and Tahlia Samuelu, Jayde Samuelu, TaylaKei Laulau, Riley Watts and Shontae Awatere played for the girls. Eleven-year-old Shontae who played first base for the girls said it was “pretty cool” to win the tournament. She said she regularly played for the Saints as well as the Hutt Valley team. Eleven-year-old Brian, who played catcher, said he was proud to have been part of a winning team. “My favourite part of the tournament was winning,” he said. Both had been to regional tournaments before and would be heading to another one in March.

Rugby fans rejoice - the club rugby season will be starting a week earlier than usual this year. Wellington Rugby announced the draws and the new format for the Swindale and Harper Lock Shields last Tuesday. This followed a consultation with clubs which would see a 13 game round robin, an earlier start to the season and a round played on Anzac Day afternoon. There would be no change to the Jubilee Cup. The Hardham Cup would see contesting teams reduced from eight to six, the cup would be contested by premier teams only and there would be no semi-final or final games. The premier reserve Ed Chaney Cup would be contested by the Premier Reserve teams from the eight clubs who qualified for the Jubilee Cup. The HD Morgan Memorial Trophy will be contested by the Premier Reserve teams from the six clubs contesting the Hardham Cup. Wellington Rugby Football Union rugby board chairman Peter Scott said these changes would create a much closer and fairer competition. “The new format will avoid the difficulties created when Premier and Premier Reserve teams from the same club have been drawn to play in different locations, particularly during the Jubilee and Hardham Cup rounds. “By aligning the Premier and Premier Reserve teams throughout the entire season we believe these teams will work more closely than ever. “It will also help clubs draw more patrons to their clubrooms on Saturday afternoons with the Premier Reserve teams playing curtain raisers to the main game,” he said.

Brian Woolley with the trophy. PHOTO: Supplied.

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The curious case of Ross Taylor in the first match all went to South Africa. Taylor is arguably in some of the best form of his career. Centuries against Bangladesh and Australia in recent months prove that. There still seems to be some uneasiness with the former captain and the powers that be at New Zealand Cricket. At a time where the national

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It is a shambles to think Ross Taylor isn’t an automatic selection for the Black Caps regardless of the format. His exclusion from the Twenty20 game against South Africa on Friday was a huge mistake. Not only because New Zealand suffered a humiliating loss but because the tour is so vital and momentum


team is rebuilding, under a new leader in Kane Williamson, the experience of Taylor in the pivotal No 4 position is more important than ever. Besides, it’s not like there is a better option going around. Colin Munro has been appalling, Corey Anderson has barely contributed of late and the same could be said for Jimmy Neesham. If there are political cur-

rents against Taylor, then these must be put aside for the sake of the team. He’s still one of our top two batsmen and is on the cusp of equalling his late mentor Martin Crowe’s test century haul of 17. He’s earned the right to equal and eclipse that record and ensure he leaves the game as New Zealand’s most prolific batsman.

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