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Watt a champion! By Dave Crampton

When Rylee Watt has a bad day, she comes second. The 12-year-old is a talented athlete, and at the recent Wellington club athletics championships at Newtown Park she broke a 35-year-old Wellington age-record in the long jump and was judged the top junior athlete in the Wellington region. Continued on page 2. Rylee Watt on her way to getting a Wellington record in the long jump at Newtown Park.


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Watt sisters perform well Continued from page 1. At the Colgate Games in January she jumped 4.60m, but was not sure if she could better that at the Wellington club champs. “I thought I was only going to jump 4.50m -but I really wanted to jump 4.69m – that was the qualifying jump for a team to Australia.” She need not have worried – she jumped 4.77m -equalling the Wellington record set in 1982 - increased that to 4.79m and then jumped 4.82m, but didn’t feel too good afterwards. “I felt sick – I went quite pale,” she said. It was her fifth consecutive Wellington title, and she has now revised her goals further. “I want to get 4.90m or five metres,” she said. Rylee may have to wait a while for that as the track and field season has just finished. However, if she jumps five metres, that will beat the Grade 12 Wellington record. She is currently Grade 11 until the beginning of next year. Rylee comes from good sporting stock. Her grandfather, JR Watt, was an All Black winger between 1957-62 and her nana, Betty Thorner, played hockey and cricket for New Zealand. Her sister Jorja, 14, is also a talented sportswoman and

has just been named in the Wellington Interprovincial representative athletics team, and she went to Inglewood last weekend to compete in the North Island championships for her school, St Orans, after her first ever attempt at the triple jump. “I had to be told what to do in terms of technique,” she said. Jorja also plays – and prefers - hockey, and like Rylee, has won the Cross Country Dorne Cup for her age group. So, the Watt girls just keep on achieving. As well as long jump, Rylee also made a good attempt at the shot put at the Wellington champs. “That was a fluke. I did a grunt and I got a personal best,” she said. She was not so impressed with her 100m and discus events. “I had a bad day. I got second.” But she has other strings to her bow. As well as cross country and athletics, she plays hockey, touch rugby and softball and she intends to keep all sports up. “I`ll keep going as long as it doesn’t clash,” she said. But it has already clashed to some extent. Rylee could not compete in the 200m at the athletics champs as she had a softball game – in fact it was a tournament and she was in the Hutt Valley U13

Jorja Watt in action at the Wellington Junior championships at Newtown Park. PHOTO CREDIT: Jo Murray

representative team as a pitcher, shortstop and first base -and she was also judged the season’s top U15 player in Wellington. Her team won that tournament. In fact, softball is actu-

ally Rylee’s preferred sport. “Athletics is probably my third favourite sport,” she said. “I want to go to the Olympics in softball.”

Council wants evidence of harm caused by alcohol abuse The Hutt City Council is calling for submissions on a proposed amendment to its local alcohol policy. The change is in response to concerns raised by members of the community about a lack of controls in the policy over the number of off-licences in certain areas of the city. An off-licence is an outlet where alcohol can be purchased and taken away. They include liquor stores, supermarkets, grocery stores and specialist retail outlets like wine shops. Hutt City

Council has the ability through the Local Alcohol Policy to limit or cap any further licences or particular kind of licences in the district or any stated part of the district. As alcohol contributes to at least 31 per cent of all recorded crime, such action has the potential to limit levels of alcohol related harm. The community is asked to provide clear evidence about the harm caused by alcohol abuse to support changes to the Hutt City Local Alcohol Policy. The policy

is a key part of ensuring that the supply controls reflect the needs and wishes of communities so that alcohol is consumed safely and that harms are minimised. Submitters are asked to provide local examples of alcohol related harm that describes behaviour patterns to justify any changes to the policy and to ensure the amended policy stands up to legal scrutiny. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 defines alcohol related harm as any crime, damage, death, disease, disorderly behav-

iour, illness, or injury directly or indirectly caused by excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol, or any harm to society or the community caused by any of those factors.  Submissions can be made online at, by email to, or by freepost to Hutt City Council, Freepost 100039, Private Bay 31912, Lower Hutt 5040. The closing date for submissions is May 1.

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Wednesday April 12, 2017

Toastmasters toast success By Dave Crampton

A Wainuiomata Toastmasters competitor was placed top three in a divisional speech

competition in a very close contest, while another was presented with the organisation’s highest individual award for the sixth time.

Diane Isherwood is presented with a distinguished toastmasters award.

It was the best result for the organisation in the past three years. After winning the Club International speech contest, and then the local area contest, Anna Cramp was placed 3rd with her speech Invisibility at the Division J contest on March 25 at Upper Hutt Baptist church. Division J is one of seven nationwide divisions and is an area which runs from Petone in the south to Dargaville in the north. The standard of contestants was the highest seen in recent years, and a step up from Anna’s Hutt area contest success, club spokesman Neville Isherwood said. “Anna is able to tell a story that the audience can relate to. She was unlucky not to win, but it was a very high standard of contest.” “She was very happy with her performance. I was very proud of her and the club was very proud of her.” At the same conference, Diane Isherwood, who cofounded Wainuiomata Toastmasters in 2006 and is a former president, was presented with the Distinguished Toastmasters

award, Toastmaster’s highest individual award. It’s the sixth time since 2004 she has received this award. Diane had to complete 60 speeches, serve on the club executive for 12 months, serve as a District Officer, start a new club Toasthealth, in central Wellington, and complete a high performance leadership project. Toastmasters is the world’s foremost communication and leadership organisation where people develop their self-confidence through public speaking. It runs in 134 countries.  For more information, email wainuiomata@toastmasters.

RESULTS  Anna Cramp ( Wainuiomata TM ) 3rd place, Lee Clements (Karori) 1st place, Mele Fuiamoana (Porirua) 2nd place  Diane Isherwood DTM, IPDD Gregory Graham DTM, D72 Club Growth Director Toni Sharp DTM QSM

Should Wainuiomata be smoke-free? Wainuiomata is one of the first communities in the Hutt Valley to explore designating smokefree town centres. The community is to be consulted on whether the region should have smoke-free areas, and if so, where they should be and how much of the town centre should be smoke free. Parks, playgrounds, bus shelters and sportsgrounds have been smoke-free since 2016, but the Hutt City Council is exploring designating further areas in town centres as smokefree.

Should the Wainuiomata town centre be designated smoke-free, it will be through a policy-initiated social enforcement approach, as opposed to a bylaw where smokers can be fined. The Wainuiomata Community Board was given a presentation at its April 5 meeting from Barry Gall, the settings co-ordinator of Healthy Families Lower Hutt, which is leading implementation of Lower Hutt’s smokefree outdoor public places policy. Healthy Families is a part of

a national initiative. Based at the Hutt City Council, it works with local leaders, groups and organisations across many different sectors, supporting them in their ideas and initiatives to create healthier environments – and so the Wainuiomata community is to lead the consultation process. “The next step is to work with local champions to design an engagement and consultation process,” Barry said. A group of community leaders is currently working on leading and design the con-

sultation process, so that it will be owned by people in Wainuiomata. Barry said that if local people are engaged in the process they will be more likely to own the outcome. A paper with options and recommendations will be discussed by the Wainuiomata Community Board at its June meeting, with further discussion at the Hutt City Council full meeting in August.  Should Wainuiomata town centre be smoke-free? Let us know your thoughts at

Queensgate mall now open Queensgate mall may be open after quake damage but shoppers had to evacuate on the day it opened after a “funny smell” was detected. The smell was eventually tracked down to a smoking light-fitting in one of the shops. The opening on April 6 had further problems when the 9am start was put back three hours, as the final council consent was not signed off. Around 500 people turned up to the opening.

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Paramore wants action on housing By Dave Crampton

Tania Paramore, who was at a churchrun housing protest across the road from St David’s Anglican church in Naenae, where she is a parishioner, says not enough has been done about the housing crisis. Tania has lived in Wainuiomata for many years as a child and a young adult. After moving out of the area, when she started to attend St David’s, she moved back in and bought a house off Wise Street a couple of years ago. She said had she decided to move back into Wainuiomata this year, she would not have been able to afford

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the house she is living in with her two children, in a new subdivision off Wise Street, as house prices have escalated so much in the past two years. She would have had to rent. Tania has witnessed people with blankets living rough not far from her own doubleglazed home. “I walked down Wise Street and I saw people living in their car – in Wise Street! I don’t want to see that in Wainui (again) ever.” She along with her parish leader, Rev Martin Robinson, believe that housing is a basic human right, but both say the Government response is insufficient to attempt to address demand. “Instead, what we see is 100 applicants turning up to rent an ordinary house,” Rev Robinson said. “We see overcrowding, with all of the flow-on health and family issues. We see the numbers of people on Ministry of

Social Development’s social housing register doubling from 107 in Dec 2014 to 215 in Dec 2016. Nineteen of those are in Wainuiomata. While Tania supports local businesses and shops in Wainuiomata, where she recently got her computer fixed, she still heads over the hill to go to church and is appreciative of the impact it has on its community and welcomes the church’s stand on housing. “Everything they do helps others,” she said. “I`m hoping the protest has a domino effect. It would be nice if other churches went out and did the same thing.” She hopes social housing can be built in Wainuiomata. She said WelTec students have been building houses and shipping them down to Kaikoura. “If they are building houses and taking them to Kaikoura, why can’t they do that here in Wainuiomata?”

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On this trip a group of 3 and 4 year olds got to visit the home of the local superheroes, the police station, the fire station and the ANZAC cenotaph - a local war memorial for all the people who fought during WWI. They also visited the library and walked down Queens Street admiring and appreciating all the local art work and community input before making a wish in the wishing well and playing hopscotch. The final two stops included the new Parkway Park and the Pukeatua bridge at the top of the Wainui hill.

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Protest highlights government inaction on housing By Dave Crampton

Politicians, priests and parishoners were out on force on April 7-9, occupying vacant Housing New Zealand land across the road from St David’s Anglican church in Naenae. Parishioners from the church, including Wainuiomata solo mother Tania Paramore, occupied the land in Seddon Road for three days to highlight a need for more social housing on the 17,000 square metres of HNZ vacant land in the Hutt. “We go to church every fortnight and we have to look at that and nothing has been done about it,” Tania said of the vacant land. She, along with the rest of her parishioners, wants to see more houses built. Several years ago, eight HNZ units were demolished across from their church and the land has been vacant ever since. Tania says the lack of land to build has a flow on effect in Wainuiomata, where people cannot afford increasing rents and house prices are too steep. Wainuiomata ward councillor Josh Briggs, Hutt City Councillor Lisa Bridson, Mayor Ray Wal-

lace, Hutt South Labour candidate Virginia Andersen and Labour MP Chris Hipkins were all at the site at various times over the weekend and joined in a march on the Sunday afternoon to another nearby vacant HNZ site. Mr Briggs said having vacant land in a housing crisis was not good enough. “It’s ridiculous – its land that was being used and it’s now... a grass paddock while people are sleeping in cars.” Mr Briggs is concerned that housing, particularly social housing, is not given enough priority at council. “If social housing is a priority we need to put resources into it,” he said. Mr Hipkins was more direct about Housing NZs failure to use land for building homes. “They need a good kick up the backside, quite frankly.” Mr Wallace praised the group for its stand. “I think what the church is highlighting is the absolute urgent need for housing.” He says the council has been working “behind the scenes for quite some time” looking how to free up land.

Hundreds attended a protest to highlight housing issues.

“We offered to buy the land off HNZ, they said no.” Both Mr Briggs and Mr Wallace said if smaller houses can be built in suburbs like Naenae and Wainuiomata, older people in larger homes can move into them, and

stay in their suburb. This would free up homes for families moving into the area. St David’s Reverend Martin Robinson said about 400 visited the occupied site over the weekend with about 40 camping over two

nights. “We are just a small group of citizens who wanted to do an action reflection – we had no idea how it would turn out. Maybe we can achieve what seems to be impossible.”

Security installed at Parkway Rise Floodlights and security cameras have been installed at Parkway Rise after a spate of vandalism in the isolated subdivision near Wainuiomata High. The floodlights and cameras were installed on March 31 after youths drove off with a digger in the subdivision late at night, smashing through locked gates. They then threw eggs at some of the houses. They then left the digger sitting in the middle of the road, and broke several side windows, Friday Homes’ owner

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Mike Friday said. He added that vandalism is not just local. “It happens everywhere. It’s frustrating.” It is understood a neighbour saw the digger sitting idle in the middle of the street, and drove it back to the subdivision. The youths also took some large aluminium loading ramps which would have required several people to lift. The subdivision, which will soon be occupied as owners move into the new homes, has created jobs for many local tradespeople and labourers.

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Q: Do you believe in God?

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“Yeah I do – but I was brought up with church.”

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Autism awareness Dear Ed, It was World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. This year I took Ken Laban, from Wainuiomata, to the event at Parliament. One guest speaker was a young autistic man, Jonathan Bell, who spoke of his struggle to gain employment. The Minister of Disability Issues spoke on the new NZ Disability Strategy and asked if there were people who spoke at the select committee enquiry into autism, dyslexia, and dyspraxia. The disability sector needs to look if the model they are using is really right

for autistics. The public do not understand that six autistic children have been murdered by their parents. Living with some autistics they have the risk of being assaulted or murdered. Autism awareness is needed so human rights are acknowledged and in setting up the disability strategy terms of reference Hutt City council wrote terms reference before the NZ disability strategy was published. Mike Grigg


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Up to 58 homes at Parkway Rise have been pre-sold with people set to move in shortly. The first occupancy will take place within the next two months, with more to follow, Friday Homes’ owner Mike Friday said. “A quarter to a third will be occupied by the end of the year.” Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace is pleased to see housing development in his home suburb, adding he’d be please if some Wainuiomata residents moved into the subdivision. Most of the homes are three to four bedroom places, double-glazed, and will sell for well over $500,000. More residential land could be opened up for further building, including at the end of Wise Street and near 60 houses on the vacant flat land near Wainuiomata High. The Hutt City Council wants to see at least 6000 new homes built in the city 2032, and Wainuiomata is a big part of that. “Wainuiomata has been targed as an area for growth. They want us to grow Wainuiomata - it hast the best growth potential,” Mr Wallace

said. Mr Friday, a former resident, said that current demand far exceeds housing supply and builders were ‘playing catch-up’. But he added that building too quickly could lead to an oversupply of homes, which was a risk. “We need to start the planning process for the future,” he said. “It needs to happen, it needs to be done for Wainui. But you can’t rush too much or you`ll get an oversupply – and when you get an over supply it causes problems.” Mr Wallace said that while residential land can be used to build, there is no rush to rezone vacant rural land, and there is current discussion on future planning for the area. While he has firm personal views on what should happen, including on whether there should be a road from any new housing area to Naenae or whether land rezoning should take place, it’s the community who will provide direction. “I`ll be guided by the community thinking. (Rural land) can be rezoned quite quickly,” he said. For both emergency and transport reasons, it would be advantageous to Wainuiomata to have another access routes to the Hutt Valley.

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Boys found after day walk Two 14-year-old boys who were missing overnight in East Harbour Regional Park, Lower Hutt, were located safe and well on Sunday. The two boys headed out for a day walk from the top of


Wainuiomata Hill on Saturday morning, with minimal food and clothing when they became lost. The pair had mobile phones and had been in contact with their parents, who alerted police on Saturday afternoon.

Searches involving five ground teams, a search and rescue dog and a helicopter were carried out until midnight and ground teams resumed searching again early Sunday morning. The boys were found by mem-

bers of the public who were walking in the area around 8:20am Sunday. Search and Rescue were notified and the boys walked out with the people who found them. The boys were being assessed

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Composed by Tony Watling 11th. Nov. 2015


Every day our roving reporter Dave Crampton breaks news and Ourmeets summer pools were built by us. Blends in well did cause no fuss. locals throughout Wainuiomata. With hydro slide will cause a splash. Each week he shares a fewAnd tales to it many people dash. Through native bush we twist and wiggle. from his travels. From the children brings a giggle. Severn days a week the place is open. Hot summer days we all are hopen!

We are now in the first of three short weekend for Wainuiomata, playing working weeks. Short in that many against the same team that he played workers have to get work done in fewer his first game against. He played the Public days if they want to have Easter and Jubilee Cup finalNotice in 2014 against Anzac Day off. But it’s a busy time for Hutt Old Boys Marist, and the team OF THEwho D AY church leaders and those arrange narrowly lost to Marist St Pats last Anzac Day services. They have more Wainuiomata weekend, and are Squash fifth on theClub points work than usual to do and at odd hours. table. AGM Others spend time with their families Love Wainuiomata and its supporters 51. J.K. over Easter, perhaps giving their house and volunteers are further planning to Rowling 7.00pm with big things a clean before the winter -whether they spruce up Wainuiomata chose theown. Monday rent or planned; new 30th signs,November new seats, new unusual Housing is becoming one of the planting At – and we`ll be reporting on the Clubrooms name defining issues of this year’s election that next week. I`ve seen the plans; it ‘Hermione’ in the Hutt Valley and in Wainuiomata. has a real Wainuiomata feel depicting Corner of Main Road Lower Hutt over the weekend, kiwis, native plant life and ferns, and soInyoung and Moohan Streets, some Housing NZ land was occupied it’s going to look goodWainuiomata when it comes girls for several days in a peaceful protest together. wouldn’t But if you have your own big thing in beorganised teased by a Lower Hutt church, which received nationwide news coverthe making – perhaps sports club Bringing localyour news for being age. We speak to a local member of the is expecting good winter season, nerdy! to the community your church this week, who now owns her church is doing something significant own home in Wainuiomata, about the over Easter, you are celebrating a sigprotest and local housing issues. nificant anniversary, or you`ve won an Situation Vacant Playing 150 games for the same team award, let us know at dcrampton@wsn. at senior rugby level is a milestone. and we`ll share the news with the Jason Love reached that milestone last Wainuiomata community.


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Jason Love clocks up 150 games for Wainui Veteran winger Jason Love played his 150th rugby game for Wainuiomata in the weekend, with a narrow loss to Marist St Pats, who won 42-40. It was also Marist St Pats who Jason played his first game against in Wainuiomata colours. It was far from a highlight. That time, Wainuiomata was whipped and Love was bleeding. The first time I touched the ball they sent a high kick in my direction,” Love recalled. “I caught it just outside the 22 and thought ‘phew, first job done’. Then I got smashed in a head high and blood pissed out of my nose like a broken gas canister.” Diminutive in stature and also thick-skinned, Love, like his club, has matured greatly. After moving from his home town of Otaki, he attended St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream, where he played one game for the First XV. He spent his first year out of school with the Hutt Old Boys Marist Under-19’s, before his father, Yogi Rogers, a Wainuiomata centurion, stepped in. “Dad asked me to go to Wainui,

but I was real happy at Hutt. I asked, ‘how do I gain from leaving a place I love?’ But one weekend Wainui had a game and Hutt didn’t so I played for Wainui. We won by 100 points and I was sold.” Love remembers. Wainuiomata came of age in 2012 when they reached the Jubilee Cup semi-finals for the first time. In 2013, Love was the top try scorer in club rugby. In 2014, Wainuiomata made the Jubilee Cup final for the first time. Love rates this game as a pinnacle achievement. “Dion Waller brought the Jubilee Cup from Tawa and spoke to us in our clubrooms before the game. He told us, like Tawa, Wainui is a small club that had come from nowhere. He told us that winning the Jubilee matters in the community. I was salivating at the sight of the trophy. That’s when it registered how far we had come as a club.” But Wainuiomata was beaten 1411 by Hutt Old Boys Marist. “We were devastated to lose, but partied like we had won it anyway. We thought why not,” he said. Love ranks Cory Jane as his

Jason Love makes a break for Wainuiomata v Hutt Old Boys Marist in the 2014 Jubilee Cup final - his favourite game. IMAGE CREDIT: Joe Serci

favourite player, but a chance meeting with another All Black, hooker Dane Coles nearly changed that.

“One night I was on the town and Dane Coles came up to me and asked, ‘Do you remember me?’ He told me he was the

fullback in the Under-13 Otaki reps. I replied, ‘No way I thought I made it the furthest out of Otaki’,” he said.

Students give it a go at local TRYathlon By Dave Crampton

Students from at least two Wainuiomata schools competed in this year’s Weetbix TRYathlon at the Hutt Recreation Ground on March 16, most for the first time. Participants did a 50-100m swim, depending on age groups, a 4k or 7k cycle, and a 1.5km run. The event is all about ‘giving it a go’ and participation so there were no winners, but all participants got

a medal. Twenty-three students from Konini Primary School and 30 students from Fearnlea School took the day off school to exercise – but it wasn’t a day off physical activity or having fun with classmates. “They all swam, they all cycled, and they all ran – and had a blast of a time,” Konini teacher Matt Pegg said. “Only one of the 23 had been there before.” Trinity Tauaneai, 10, who had

done the TRYathlon, was excited to do it again. She plays several sports including tennis and touch rugby and met one of her sporting idols. “I got presented my medal by Portia Woodman, the sevens player,” she proudly said. Zeke Bray, 10, a first-time participant, and of the three events, he preferred running. “You get to race your friends from school,” he said.

Fernlea principal Tony Field said it was good for his students to exercise in a non-competitive environment. “Its good fun for the kids. Its teaching them to be active.” He said he hoped it would encourage them to take up sport in a more formal way. Fernlea twins Glenn and Kevie Jenner,7, both enjoyed the running and biking, whereas Jade Wood, 7, who travels to school

on a scooter, appreciated the opportunity to ride on the road with a whole bunch of others. Kayla Wood 9, enjoyed the swimming, despite getting kicked in the face when all swimmers kicked and splashed to the end of the pool. She’s also active outside school – she skateboards to school. Both schools are looking to send teams to next year’s event with Konini seeking to attract at least 40 students.

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Johnson and Foran key to the Warriors

Konini School (above) enjoy their success and medals at theweetbis TRYathlon Students from Fernela School (left)

What are the odds of Shaun Johnson going to the Melbourne Storm in 2018? Sounds a little far-fetched, I know, but hear me out. The Warriors halfback is a hot commodity who is highly rated across the Tasman with many Aussie pundits believing his talents have been held down by an inept Warriors club as a whole over the years. Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has indicated he will play for a Sydney club next NRL season to be closer to his partner who is a television presenter in Sydney. That leaves a gap. Contract negotiations with Johnson are ongoing after this season. The Storm players are smart operators and will look to have a succession plan even though it will be hard to replace a State of Origin halfback. The 26-year-old still has five years of his prime left in him and no doubt

he’ll want to chase a premiership and is capable of attaining it. At the Warriors Johnson has been saddled with almost all of the attacking load and he’s naturally struggled with that. Things looked better on attack with Kieran Foran last week and signing the fellow Kiwi beyond 2017 would probably help keep Johnson. However, rumour is Foran has already been linked with the Brisbane Broncos who are losing their halves pairing next year. Foran and Johnson together can win a premiership with the Warriors over time. The Warriors need to lock these two down and then sign some forwards with some go-forward. It’s easy to say and when it comes to the Warriors, nothing is ever as it seems or should be.


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