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A Wainuiomata family has just completed a book about their journey with a child with epilepsy and autism. It went off to the editors this week. Mitchell Johnston, 9, is unable to speak and has epilepsy and autism. He attends Kimi Ora school. He has a twin sister Dayna, a younger brother Connor, 5, an older sister Brianna, 11, and a younger sister Mackenzie who is a toddler. Continued on page 2. Catherine puts finishing touches to her new book ,watched by her son Connor. PHOTO: Warrick Crail

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New book depicts life with twins and special needs Continued from page 1. When their mother Catherine was pregnant with the twins she wanted to write a book about bringing up twins. The book ‘Two For The Price Of One wasn’t the book she envisaged. “Two For The Price of One is a memoir about juggling life with twins and a special needs child,” Catherine said. Her husband Matt, and Brianna, also have chapters in the book. Due to her writing ability,

Brianna received a scholarship while at Fernlea School, and is now using it at Wainuiomata Intermediate. The book will be illustrated by Tommy McGinty, who Matt met while an elf in Lord of The Rings. Tommy was an orc. It will be edited by Sam Wadham, whose wife Joy was Catherines’s midwife. Catherine writes at night - if her children are asleep. She has five fingers and two thumbs, af-

ter losing fingers in an accident when she was 18. “I put my hand through a lawnmower. I was a typing student and I got an A that year in my Pitmans typing exam,” she said. “But I love writing. Writing is my passion.” The 32-chapter 200-page book has been 10 years in the making. “It’s part memoir, part parent advice. I want to share my story with people going through the same things,” Catherine said.

“There were no books to read about twins or special needs kids – now there’s heaps of them” So what is she going to do now the book is finished? “Write another one – I’ve got it all planned,” Catherine said. “It will be called Adults Can’t Jump. The book will be crowdfunded through Kickstarter and launched locally.

Rifleman relocation put on hold A plan to relocate New Zealand’s smallest bird, from Wainuiomata to Wellington’s Zealandia Ecosanctuary, has been put on hold after a decline in the population. Eighty rifleman, or titipounamu, were to be transferred to the ecosanctuary this month, but this has been delayed for 24 months, as the bird population at source is too small and has been affected by an increase in rat numbers. Greater Wellington Regional Council’s manager of biodiversity, Tim Porteous, said riflemen were good breeders. But if rat numbers could be reduced through toxins and trapping, the bird population could rise to an acceptable level in about two years. “If there are no more mast years we’ll be right up there very quickly - we know the techniques we use are very successful in the absence of a mast year,” he said. Zealandia’s conservation manager Danielle Shanahan said the birds would have been an incredibly exciting new arrival, joining tui, kaka, and saddleback (tieke), but the focus is now on increasing numbers. “At least one more breeding season would be needed to see some improvement at Wainuiomata and more likely it would be two or more years before the population is thriving again”, she said.

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Vow renewal at the Fitzroy

Unusual behaviour On March 10 some youths were seen driving the diggers parked on the new Parkway subdivision late at night, two days later more young people were seen spinning their vehicles in the grass near the fire station and there have also been reports of vehicle break-ins. Anyone who sees unusual behaviour in the area is urged to ring the police.

Aaron and Fi Garrett renew their vows before celebrant Karl Dixon. PHOTO CREDIT: Warrick Crail

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celebration. “I loved it.” He’s not concerned that the Garrets do not care too much for his Christian beliefs. “It doesn’t bother me at all.” Some people don’t want anything religious, but want it official.” The Garretts were married in February 1999. “We were married in a Masonic Village in Masterton – and it poured down with rain right up until the final speech

An earthquake specialist is warning that the Hutt Valley could experience a catastrophic earthquake. Kit Miyamoto, an earthquake expert with experience in Japan, San Francisco and Nepal, is the CEO of a global firm specialising in earthquake engineering. He met with the Hutt City Council and said working with building owners could reduce costs in building strengthening. Often owners are reluctant to spend a lot on strengthening.

– then it stopped.” Fi said. They were initially going to have the vow renewal celebration in 2013. “I woke up one morning and thought ‘let’s get married again’,” Fi said. “But the day after we decided to do it we found out that mum was sick with cancer. So, we put it on hold. Three months later she was gone.” The 2017 celebration was notified to family and friends through facebook. It went

well, but Fi said it was a lot of work and she was nervous. “A vow renewal is just as stressful as an original wedding. It costs as much – and I shook like a leaf.” Fi said while many of her friends’ marriages have dissolved, hers and Aarons have stood the test of time -and she knows why. “We’ve got communication, that’s why. Communication is on the top of the list. We are still in the honeymoon stage.”

Council consults on local changes The Lower Hutt City Council is consulting on major changes proposed for the 2017-2018 year, including the Wainuiomata Sportsville and the Wainuiomata Community Hub. An order paper was posted on the councils web site on March 9 prior to last night’s full council meeting, which was expected to endorse the recommendations. Variations to the long-term plan

are proposed. The Wainuiomata Sportsville project, in Frederick Wise Park, is designed to pool resources, attract members and bring sports clubs together in one location It has a $4.8 million budget over four years and includes Wainuiomata’s Rugby League Club, football, croquet, rugby, cricket and softball clubs, and Sport Wainuiomata.

Proposed funding represents 70 per cent of the upfront capital costs, with the remaining 30 per cent to be fundraised by clubs and the local community. The $7 million Community Hub is a new project to rejuvenate outdated existing facilities. “Due to greenfield development opportunities, Wainuiomata presents a significant opportunity for community

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CORRECTION In the March 2 edition of the Wainuiomata News there was an error in the article about the Pencarrow Kindergarten Umu. Tony Amos provided the pig however, he was not the butcher. The butcher was Creative Meats Wainuiomata who was not mentioned.

By Dave Crampton

An atheist and an agnostic walk into a bar and are met by a priest. The Anglican priest, dressed casually, and sporting two big earrings, has a job to do. The bar, Wainuiomata’s Fitzroy Tavern, was the venue of a vow renewal. The couple renewing their wedding vows after 18 years of marriage, Aaron and Fi Garrett, have lived and worked in Wainuiomata for several years, and last month they glammed up before 80 invited friends and family members in the back bar of the Fitzroy. One of the DJs at the celebration was the couple’s son, Jesse, who was also in the wedding party. The priest, former two-term Wainuiomata community board member Karl Dixon, was the celebrant. “We didn’t know he was a priest,” Fi said. “I just laughed. But he was very good, he made us feel so relaxed. A couple of our guests want to use him for their weddings.” Karl was ordained in 2015. While he has been a marriage celebrant for 12 years, he has volunteered his services as a celebrant since his ordination and enjoyed the Fitzroy

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Cafe cats Want to have a cappuccino with a cat? Wellington’s first cat café is to open in Lower Hutt, later this year. The cafe will host between 15 and 20 cats at a time, from local shelters. All cats will be available for adoption. Ken and Richelle Okada hope to open the café in Bunny Street. They previously helped out adoption agency Bow Meow in Shanghai, organising adoption drives. They currently adopt two cats. People keen to share a cappuccino with a furry feline friend will have to book in advance.

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Goodbye from Emma

Hello everyone, and goodbye. Last week was my last issue with the Wainuiomata News as I move into another role with Wellington Suburban Newspapers as the Cook Strait News journalist. Thank you to everyone for your support over the past year- there are far too many people to name. I’ve enjoyed bringing news to the community and getting to know everyone. I won’t be gone forever - you’ll be able to catch me back on stage with the Wainuiomata Little Theatre in Sweeney Todd : The Demon Barber of Fleet Street later in the year.

Wainuiomata head students and house captains after meeting Hutt students and the Prime Minister. Ruby Gardner is second on left, Joseph Tunupopo on far right in the front row.

Wanuiomata head students meet the country’s head minister By Dave Crampton

Wainuiomata High’s head students did not expect their first official engagement to be a meeting with the Prime Minister. But last month they, along with the school’s house captains, got to meet Bill English with their counterparts from all Hutt Valley secondary schools at an afternoon tea at the Boulcott Farm Golf Club.

The annual Hutt Valley student leader’s forum was the third organised by former HIBs prefect and National list MP Chris Bishop, and involved a question and answer session with the Prime Minister. Deputy head boy Joseph Tunupopo enjoyed meeting other student leaders, but said English took him by surprise. “I heard that he was a boring person - but he cracked a few

jokes that were quite funny,” he said. “It was good hearing Bill English’s viewpoint rather than John Key’s.” He met the English briefly, but did not say much. “It was just kind of like a ‘hi’.” Deputy head girl Ruby Gardner also enjoyed the forum and got to speak with the Prime Minister. “It was a really cool thing for Chris to do. It was quite cool

to meet a lot of the other head students,” she said. T hat’s exactly why M r Bishop organised it. He never had that opportunity while at HIBs. “There was never an opportunity for all of the student leaders to come together, so they can meet and mingle,” he said. He also said it was a good opportunity for him to meet the region’s head students and hear their questions.

Council to support the Living Wage “in principle” By Dave Crampton

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Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has recommended that the Hutt City Council supports “in principle” a living wage of $20.20 per hour. The recommendation was made at last night’s full Hutt City Council meeting. Mayor Wallace has asked chief executive Tony Stallinger to investigate paying the living wage to council staff, despite legal advice saying it can not unless it can prove, under the Local Government Act, it is cost-effective. “There is a risk of a legal challenge,” Mr Wallace told the Wainuiomata News before the council meeting. “We`d rather pay the living wage. We are a fair employer.” Hutt Valley Living Wage Convenor Muriel Tuniho said she was “comfortable” with the recommendation being proposed , adding that most in the community support

workers being paid a living wage.. “But it’s going to be a long haul. These things don’t happen overnight. What would give us confidence is for them to put an implementation plan in place.” Mr Wallace further said that contractors who are willing to pay the living wage could be given a weighting during any tender process. The Council is getting further legal advice on the matter. “We will continue to work with the Living Wage Hutt Valley group. Our working relationship with this group has been very good and I am sure with goodwill on both sides a positive outcome can be found,” Wallace said. The Council will also consult on paying the living wage in this year’s proposed Annual Plan consultation. The cost of paying staff the living wage will be approximately 0.33 per cent of Council’s current spend ($570,000 per annum).

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Q: What do you think about Progressive Enterprises buying the Wainuiomata Mall?

Paul Stewart, Wainuiomata

Sinead Tekira, Wainuiomata

Thomas Meihana, Wainuimata

Taylor Delves, Wainuiomata

Jan Williams, Wainuiomata

“They should demolish it. It’s empty.”

“I recon they should put more shops in it.”

“Yeah, good. They should put more shops in it.”

“I think it’s good, they should up-fit it.”

“I think it’s great – it’s going to be a shopping centre.”

Tina Haenga, Waiuiomata “I think it would be good – It would keep the mall alive.”

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@wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Brassed off at brainless behaviour Dear Ed, The vandalism of Parkway Junior Playground is really disappointing news. This is a place for our very young people and it should feel safe and cared for – just like them. Let’s remember that this is the behaviour of a very small number of people, and doesn’t reflect our wider community. We are all guardians of our public spaces, so please do

keep an eye out and report any behaviour of this kind. If the behaviour is vandalism in progress, or seems threatening or dangerous call the Police. If you notice graffiti and vandalism after the fact, please let Council know. Together, we can make this a better community every day. Ray Wallace, Wainuiomata resident & Mayor of Lower Hutt

Good news Dear Ed, Good news about the takeover from Progressive Enterprise for our Wainuiomata Mall. Lets hope we also get some useful shops. I shop at Countdown so I’m

very pleased they are going to help Wainuiomata become a little town again. Yours sincerely J.Harrington.

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“From The Reporter’s Desk” will be a regular weekly column in the Wainuiomata News. Last time I wrote for this paper, Wainuiomata had a Work and Income Office and two supermarkets – and a speed camera on its main road. Ray Wallace was one of the friendly faces. He was a local community board member. Now Wainuiomata doesn’t even have a Warehouse, WINZ is in a community hub, and the mall is practically empty. There is a café here though and the coffee is fine. Ray Wallace is still a friendly face but is now the Mayor - and while that speed camera fixture is still there, there’s no camera on it – but I`ve been told there’s more damned speed cameras up the hill. If I get pinged, I`m not

coming back. However, the day I started, things looked like they would be changing in Wainuiomata. It was announced that Progressive Enterprises has purchased the mall – which means Countdown will have a long-term future here, and the mall will be redeveloped. This is great news. I was also pleased to hear that a redeveloped playground was opened in Parkway and was keen to see how well it was utilised. So, after my first cup of coffee in the newsroom, I went straight down and had a look early last week. Yes, there were a few kids playing there and enjoying themselves, but seeing the rubbish bin ripped off its hinges already and other assorted vandalism was disappoint-

ing. So, it wasn’t quite the good news story I was anticipating. I even got a text from one of the local MPs – “let’s meet for coffee”. MPs are busy, but Chris Bishop also loves coffee and knows I do too. Another addition to this paper will be “Five minutes with…” where we will speak with a local or a notable within the region for five minutes or so and ask them a few questions about themselves. This week we speak with Mike Grigg, He’s a bit of a local identity and knows one or two people in the region . This paper is one that attempts to reflect the community. We want your stories, your views, and your gripes and compliments about Wainuiomata. This is your paper.


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Who is one person, dead or alive, you would love to have a meal with? Marilyn Monroe – she was a celebrity, wasn’t she? She was a fun-loving lady, wasn’t she?

What would you change about the world? I`d outlaw politicians - they create too many problems, we don’t need these problems – we need a nice quiet life.

Hundreds of local children are expected to enter the Sanitarium Weet-Bix TRYathlon on Thursday and get up close with some of New Zealand’s top athletes. The event is the world’s largest under 16 triathlon, and is to be held at the Hutt Recreation Ground, starting at 10am. Participants will swim, cycle and run their way to the finish line to receive a medal from former Silver Fern Irene Van Dyk, New Zealand Women’s Sevens player Portia Woodman and Black Sticks Hockey Player Kayla Whitelock. This years series marks the 25th anniversary of the event, with entries up 10 percent on last year. The increase in children aged 7-15 enrolling for the iconic sporting event has continued each year: the very first event, in 1992, saw just 800 entrants; while numbers for last year’s events topped 28,000. The TRYathlon events are running throughout New Zealand from December until April.

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This March, Child Cancer Foundation needs the help of everyday Kiwis to raise $750,000 to support more than 500 families’ nationwide in hospital, at home and in the community. Robyn Kiddle, Chief Executive at Child Cancer Foundation explains: “More than three children in New Zealand are diagnosed with cancer every week. Child Cancer Foundation receives no direct funding from the government, and we rely heavily on the generosity of New Zealanders to continue to support these children and their families in need.” For nine-year-old Stephanie Hayes, the discovery of a lump on her head just before her eighth birthday was the beginning of her family’s child cancer journey. The results of initial tests and X-rays of the lump came back normal and while it wasn’t causing her any pain, Stephanie’s Mum Catherine says the decision was made to remove it. “We thought we were booking her in for day surgery, but then we got the biopsy results and they changed everything,” recalls Catherine. The biopsy came back positive for cancer and Wellington Namtheque poritio. family Nam were veni immediately none nust, transferred to hospital in Christchurch, where quatqui occulleseque natqui reptus, odit Stephanie’s diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic exerovid (ALL) quisquatibus Leukaemia was confiaut rmed.faccum “It was sosi restiumquodi unt fugiatem apis nobitiunt unexpected; cancer hadn’t been on our radar at quam vent hicae. Ipis ipsapit verum all – there was disbelief, shock and stress.” ne perit, quasperio velent. “It allquam happened so quickly and when we arSolupit di dus. sed quidi rived at theilla hospital thereNequuntur were so many medical people us –dis it was a sobering sight. omnisiwaiting del exforeste nullacepuda sitas The this was reallyexceatiis happeningaut began to hit quasfactexerovidem perupta home. We were still trying to come to terms with sinullese volecae nobisciunto beatum her diagnosis and then having to comprehend dolupta tempore ribeaqui ut fugiae. treatment options that had side effects almost as Nam rendus arum enia quiatur? Ducimscary as the cancer itself.” inStephanie core doluptas viti spent dolessu ntisquo and her est parents the next six digendandem in por andamus eum quatur weeks in Christchurch while she underwent re moluptat ma nonsed“During quodiothis estime alitatae induction chemotherapy. our vendigenet alictur, sit, ut volupta daughter changed in front of our eyes –ectatur all her sandisquam, Eped she eos hair fell out, hercorum energyquia levelsditio. plummeted, rapidly gained weight and her mood changed.” que sam rerum facepra epudaerum, odisTheyMenihit were thenalictium able to return to Wellington but tem. faceper oribeatemthe months were spent travelling to and posnext il etfive omnis illandae sundi quatur? from Hospital for week-long stays ObitiChristchurch velia dolore, volorrovites ut est re every three weeks. Like over 70% of families exercia doluptatem quo omnistis voloreh Child Cancer Foundation supports, having to endiscia sam for nettreatment et omnim ut travel awayquia from home was one magnim endam aut aut omnimus nullut of the challenges they faced. aut dipsa was nemable dolores nest, Catherine to workesequia from thesin hospital, quiaStephanie’s vel ilique aut ut vebut Dadfugit Davelitibus, had toipid commute lesti ut molor libus for sunt. between the twoatIslands work in order to be there for his daughter as muchdolores as possible. Et venem as reprero magnit “Stephanie found that second period of treatfacesto in nonsent harit excerum, omnim ment really hard,” says Catherine. “She volor alicita doluptatur, omnias etwas in hooked up to machines and night unable recus, omnistem labo.day Ut reictur mos etur to go outside or leave the ward. She felt very si conet mo est, id mostibus quat etur, vidi isolated. She missed being at school, she missed nulparum aut ether ut aut acculher friends que and labor she missed Dadunt when he la nescil eventiati blab inimusdanis dolorwasn’t able to be with us.” runt harumsuffered verchicit iliatum et et, chemoquibus Stephanie side-effects from aspedisbutculparuptio omnistem. Libus therapy, Catherine proudly says that throughdentium ilit, totatest rero qui parchiout this “gruelling treatment” she que developed a maturity resilience beyond her years. tio ium and volorporepel ius aute nonsequo

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Richardson takes another bend on his superbike. PHOTO CREDIT: JDASPhotos

There was massive turmoil and upsets aplenty at the final weekend of racing in this season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships at Hampton Downs 12 days ago, with Wainuiomata’s Shane Richardson expected to wrap up another title win in the 600cc supersport class. The margins for error in this sport are always tight. However, Richardson’s title got snatched by a rival and he was also 2nd in the final standings for the 2017 New Zealand

Superbike Championships: In the weekend’s final 600cc event, Richardson unfortunately crashed when he ran off the track and into a tyre wall while leading. That effectively gifted the race win (and the NZ TT title) to visiting Australian Alex Phillis. More significantly, that crash also gifted the 600cc class title to eventual runner-up in that race, Damon Rees. Richardson is currently competing in the United States for three weeks.

Carman leads the pack at a recent competition. PHOTO CREDIT: Jo Murray

Carman aiming to represent New Zealand Joel Carman, one of the country’s top U20 1500m and 3000m runners, is aiming to represent New Zealand this year – and wants to do so in both cross country and on the track. He can sometimes be seen running along the fire breaks or the Tana Umaga track, half a kilometre straight up through the Wainuiomata bush. The 17-year-old, who has lived in Wainuiomata all his life, qualified for the regional secondary school track championships on Friday, and is set to compete at the North Island championships held in Inglewood next month. “I’m aiming to break four minutes in the 1500m at North Islands – I`1ll be trying to get top three this year,” he said. He looks like he will knock off the four seconds required to do it too. Two weekends ago he did a top 1000m time of 2min 32.70 sec, did a personal best in the 1500m at the

Wellington champs, both at Newtown Park, and a 3000m best time – 8min 44sec - at the Cooks Classic in Wanganui. As a Year 9 student at Wainuiomata High School, he came 2nd in the 3000m event at North Islands. “It was my first North Islands and I had the best race ever, but I want to top that performance,” he said. In other words, he wants to win. Later this year during the cross-country season, for Wainiuiomata Harriers, he wants to at least get a top 10 placing at the National Secondary Schools Cross Country championships. If he does so, he`ll be in the national Secondary Schools team to Australia, pulling on the New Zealand singlet for the first time later this year. “I think that’s possible, I definately want to represent New Zealand,” he said. For now, the focus is on the small training gains, and personal bests at big events.

The Fun Police rule the roost at New Zealand stadiums and it’s clearly killing the live sport enjoyment. Over-zealous security and limitations on beer have effectively killed off the Wellington Sevens and now photos emerged of security going up to kids at the University Oval and preventing them from getting signatures from Black Caps players patrolling the boundary rope. This was on top of video footage of security evicting anyone seen sculling a beer, regardless of their intoxication level. Security are being given too much power and there are individuals who wear a security uniform and then think that gives them a right to act big and tough. I have no issue with them tackling someone who runs out on the field because during play, the field is for the players. I have no issue with them escorting a drunk or abusive person out the gates because that’s detrimentally affecting the viewing experience, but sculling one beer on an embankment doesn’t justify that. My childhood in the mid to late 1990s was littered with moments of running out on Lancaster Park after Canterbury and Crusaders games. There are plenty of instances where I

got mini cricket bats signed by fielders on the boundary. It’s all part of it. Heck, I remember groups of fans creating chants to heckle opposition fielders as they were on the boundary. It was a bit on the nose at times but the chants were created for entertainment and humour purposes, not with the intent of causing malice. It’s time New Zealand sporting bodies sat down with security firms and told them to calm their farm. If they don’t, people will stay home because who wants to run the risk of being thrown out on a technicality. When I went to the Cup Day Races at Addington last year, I made a phone call and leaned up against the hedge along the fence line. As I was walking back to my group I was approached by a security person who said they had been watching me and they had come to escort me out for being intoxicated. Fortunately I had only had one beer over five hours so I could comfortably explain my way out of it as well as explaining that my mild cerebral palsy meant I walked with a gait that many perceived as someone who was intoxicated. It’s simply not good enough that people looking to enjoy the sports event and who are obeying the rules, are subjected to such utter stupidity. Come on, sports organisations, sort it out.

New event for world class windsurfers

Wainuiomata windsurfer Karol Wojasz will be competing in the silver fleet at the Hutt City Windsurf Cup. PHOTO: Supplied.

The Hutt City Windsurf Cup will be held in Eastbourne later this month, featuring world class windsurfers from throughout the Pacific. The Cup is also a qualifying event for the Professional Windsurfing Association World Tour. Sailors reach speeds of up to 80km/h through the short course. Races are often won and lost in the corners – the closely bunched pack, combined with fact there are no rules, means huge crashes and collisions are commonplace. Event organiser, professional windsurfer Laurence Carey, is excited about bringing the event to Eastbourne. Racers will meet at Bishop Park for

the high-octane event. “My vision was to take advantage of the location and create an event that gives competitors and spectators the equals the experience of going to a Pro Tour event overseas. Having sailed all around the world, I realised that Wellington rivals any of the premier windsurfing destinations around the world.” Carey will be a favourite to take the overall event win but will face stiff competition. The event is set to become an annual fixture and expand to include other watersport disciplines, such as waka ama.


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