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It was not a great day to be off sick from Wainuiomata Primary School last Friday. Teachers and students alike dressed up in onesies, as spiderman, or something else creative for the day, as the school held its annual Funky Friday.

It may have been a bit wet, but some were in their onesies, and others looked like they had just got out of bed. Faces were whitened, hair dyed, and masks were out in force. The school students would have turned many heads if they were to have a school trip to the zoo on Funky Friday. Continued on page 2.

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Costumed kids decked out for fun Continued from page 1. It was unclear how much students actually learned that day at school, but it didn’t really matter, as they all looked like they were having fun. Most of the schools 320 children got their funky rags on, and those that did brought a can of food for the school’s civil defence kit. Principal Allison Burdon, herself a former pupil of the school, was wearing a colourful wig bought especially for the day.

“I think it’s important that the children see their teachers get involved,” Allison said. However, her deputy, Tute Porter-Samuels, missed out on all the fun as she was away for the day. Many teachers got some strange looks. Allison said it was a little difficult to portray the normal professional approach with parents. “You get a parent coming up and you forget that you are look-

ing like this,” she said. It was all colour and noise at assembly that morning. Aljerome Hohaia was wearing his own ‘Funky Friday’ shirt, and his face was whitened, and his eyes blackened. Kaleb Bean had an impressive clown costume and another had a scary mask with small holes for the eyes, which must have made it hard to see, let alone learn or be recognised. Allison said it was about the sixth year they have had the

event, with some outstanding costumes this year, many made with parental input. “It was a lot of fun. They made so much effort for the costumes,” she said. During the day, hundreds of cans of food were sorted in Allison’s office. Many were saved from the previous year and were carted off to be sent to a local food bank. The rest topped up the school’s civil defence kit. More photos on page 8.

High prevalence of smoking to be addressed By Dave Crampton

One in five people in Wainuiomata smoke, with an estimated $6.5m of tobacco tax revenue taken out of the suburb annually. As part of its Smokefree Outdoor Public Places Policy, the Hutt City Council is surveying residents this month to see if they want Queen Street to be smoke-free. May 31 is World Smokefree Day, which aims to raise awareness of smoking as well as

promote ways of reducing exposure to second-hand smoke. The theme for World Smokefree Day 2017 is “It’s about whanau”, which means encouraging and supporting friends, families and whanau to quit, and creating environments where our children are free from exposure to second hand smoke. Mayor Ray Wallace said the council was taking a leadership role in the community’s health and wellbeing with one of the most comprehensive smokefree

policies in New Zealand. “This policy is not about persecuting people who smoke. This is a positive approach to continue to influence the culture towards smoking in public places,” he said. According to George Thomson from the University of Otago, there is evidence that the decreased acceptability of smoking is associated with decreased tobacco consumption, as well as an increased success in quitting. The prevalence of daily

smoking in Wainuiomata, as self-reported to the 2013 census, was 21.8 per cent for those aged over 15 years – more than one in five. This prevalence is in contrast to 15.4 percent in Hutt City fewer than one in six - and 12. 8 per cent for the Wellington region. Barry Gall, from Healthy Families Lower Hutt says smokefree policies make it easier for current smokers to quit, while raising a smokefree generation.

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New traffic lights coming Lower Hutt’s newest signalised intersection at Hutt Road and Petone Avenue will be turned on next week. Initially only the signals at Hutt Road and Petone Avenue will be operational with access to Kmart closed to the public

until the store opens in June. “This upgrade will significantly improve traffic management and safety, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists, in this area of Hutt Road.” Hutt City Council’s Traffic Assets Manager, Damon Simmons said.

The new signals will be linked to existing signals at the Hutt Road and Jackson Street intersection and will optimise traffic flows at both these intersections as well as the intersection of Korokoro and Hutt Roads, which has a merge lane as part of the

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Lockyers’ ‘meteorite’ was a sibling prank By Dave Crampton

Joyce Lockyer can now safely remove her gloves when dealing with her suspected meteorite, after the whole thing was revealed as a bit of a prank. A 2.4kg rock and small crater was found by Joyce in her backyard when she returned home from a holiday with her husband Graeme last week. It received local and national media coverage because the

Lockyer’s thought it may have been debris from Halley’s Comet. Turns out that Joyce has a younger ‘ratbag’ brother, John Shiel in Levin, who is quite good at staging pranks. The rock was found on the side of the road a long time ago. “I think my son picked it up,” John said. Both John and Joyce have played silly pranks on each other for years, but this one has gained

the most media coverage and both siblings doubt they will be able to top this latest effort. “I couldn’t believe it – I did not think it would go like this,” John said of the media coverage of his prank. “It’s too good to believe – I can’t wait for the next one.” “But I’ve been waiting for the police to arrive.” John said his intention was to drive down to his sister’s home in Wainuiomata, dig a deep hole,

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get some petrol and burn the area around the hole – but he was unable to. “The whole thing fell over – I couldn’t dig that deep hole; the ground was rock-hard.” So, he got the rock, dropped it in the small hole he dug – and quietly drove back home to Levin. Joyce said last week she wanted confirmation as to what the rock was, and was intending to get it analysed, before deciding what to do with it. She’s got that confirmation now. “The family haven’t stopped laughing- it’s good fun,” she said. She said, given the prankster has been outed, she can now safely use the kitchen scales she weighed the rock on. “It’s opened up all sorts of possibilities.” The siblings have spoken, but not at length. “She did not want to talk to me,” John said. “I’ll have to write her a letter.” It’s now time for Joyce to get one back on her brother. “I’d be grateful for any suggestions,” she said.  What prank do you think Joyce Lockyer should play on her brother? E-mail dcrampton@wsn.co.nz. Good suggestions will be passed on.

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Lighting towers to be removed Four lighting towers at the Hutt Recreation Ground which have been used infrequently over the past 10 years will be deconstructed next week at a cost of $200,000. The towers, standing 24m high were installed in 1940 and an engineer’s report commissioned by Hutt City Council has found they needed to be refurbished. The last time they were turned on was for a Phoenix Game in the 2014/15 season. Approximately $750,000 to $1m was needed to refurbish the towers, or up to $1.5m to replace them and to justify an upgrade or replacement there needed to be evidence of significant use of these lights.

Smoking and award winners TiHei Rangatahi, a youth organisation based in Queen Street, Wainuiomata, has a Mana Shield, The first winner for 2017 was Nataahia Pasene, who was gifted a TiHei jacket. The Mana Shield is a points based competition, and the top 10 Mana point winners took a trip to H20 Extreme in Upper Hutt, followed by a kai. Meanwhile Kokiri Marae is currently running a quit smoking programme open to anyone who is wanting to give quitting ago. For everybody who signs up to quit your name will go into a monthly draw for a $200 grocery voucher. To register call Kokiri on 0508 KOKIRI.

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Library book night Tuesday 23 May is World Book Night. The Wainuiomata Library will have extended opening hours, opening until 8pm. Book Night aims to connect readers all over the world and highlights the benefit of regular reading. You can even turn up in your pyjamas or onesies at 6pm and snuggle up for a special story time. At 6pm there will also be a photo booth.

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Wainuiomata Primary School had a new staff member on work experience last Tuesday as part of a campaign to highlight the importance school support staff. Labour’s Hutt South candidate Ginny Andersen spent the morning at the school, walking in the shoes of support staff, both in the classroom, and in the school’s learning hub. She also met all support staff – including teachers, gardeners and librarians – at a hui. Unlike teachers, who have holiday pay, support staff get paid through the school’s operations grant, which provides for running costs. This grant has been frozen by the government since last year. Support staff also have uncertainty over their hours. “They get paid from the same pot of money as the toilet paper,” the school’s deputy principal, Tute Porter-Samuels said. She said Mrs Andersen enjoyed her visit, and getting to know her school a little better. “She was able to get an appreciation of the challenges,” Tute said. Support staff members help all children, including those with special needs and learning difficulties. Mrs Andersen said

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The challenge to walk in support staffers shoes went to all Members of Parliament. The week prior, Labour Party Leader Andrew Little also went to school and worked as a receptionist, albeit on a parliamentary salary, at Island Bay School. His wife Leigh works at that school as an administrator.

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ensure support staff get the recognition they deserve,” Mrs Andersen said. “School support staff give so much to our kids. Let’s show them we appreciate their work.” Mrs Andersen said she was impressed with how the school was run. “I think they are doing really well, the kids are really happy.”

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per cent of the party vote. Current MP Trevor Mallard hopes to get back into parliament via the Labour Party list, but Labour will most probably have to win the election for that to occur. Meka Whaitiri, who currently holds a Maori electorate seat for Labour, is hoping to retain her seat after September’s election. Candidates contesting Maori seats chose not to be on Labour’s party list.

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Marae Kai Rules By Dave Crampton

A cook-off based on the theme of the competitive cooking game television show My Kitchen Rules was held at the Wainuiomata Marae last week. Except this one was called Marae Kai Rules and was a team-building exercise with local marae staff and staff from the Kokiri Marae in Seaview. While the event was held in Wainuiomata, it was primarily organised by those at Kokiri Marae, many of whom live in Wainuiomata. “We just provided the venue – we`re all whanau,” Wainuiomata Marae manager Linda Olsen said. It was all go from 10.30am on May 8, as eight teams of six started cooking and preparing tables for two hours, while judges, including Linda and Kokiri Marae’s Cheryl Davies were getting ready to adjudicate. All tables were set with materials such as decorative ferns, slices of tree for place mats – but table cloths were also laid. There was lots of healthy food, including seafood, meat dishes and other delicious kai, with a focus on low fat and high carbohydrates.

Kokiri Marae has had a healthy eating policy for the past 23 years and the cook-off was suggested in line with this policy. “This lunch is positively Maori,” Linda said. “There’s a lunch for the team that wins the working together category.” Another overall winner won a breakfast. Both were at local restaurants and will be attended by staff at both marae who were on winning teams. Presentation, originality, taste – including a secret ingredient - and teamwork were assessed. Rama Brown, Manager for Whanau Ora Social Services said the event was held at the Wainuiomata Marae as her organisation and the Marae were in partnership with each other “It’s about coming together… those who are passionate with regards to the work they do. This encourages them to continue that passion and go out and do the work that they do,” she said. Dayna Wilson, who works at Kokiri Marae but lives in Wainuiomata, said the team building was ’absolutely fantastic’ and a good networking opportunity – and another opportunity to cook and enjoy some great healthy kai.

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Dear Ed, Wellington and Hutt Hospital are your only Public hospitals in the region. Service come out of our taxes so you don’t need to pay. If this present government forces these hospitals into going private we all suffer. Why? Because just like the private ones, it is user pays with a big price tag before you even get an operation What’s the use of paying for medical insurance if you have to pay to get out of the Private hospital half of your own money. Let’s start putting pressure on the present government to start fully funding public hospitals.

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Gateway to the outdoors Dear Ed, With reference to your story in last week’s Wainuiomata News about Philip Claassens’s plans to beautify Homedale and emphasise that Homedale Village is the ‘gateway to the outdoors’. I’m not sure how selling advertising to appear across the side of the Wonderland Records building will make Homedale more beautiful or give the message that Homedale is the ‘gateway to the outdoors’

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One week until curtain for theatre’s latest musical With only one week until opening night, Wainuiomata Little Theatre is fine-tuning it’s performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The show follows a barber who returns to England after being wrongfully imprisoned, and seeks revenge on the men who sent him there. In the meantime he sets up shop above Mrs Lovett’s Pie Shop and practices his killing on locals who end up in pies. The 25-strong cast will be opening the show on May 24.

Co-Director Barry Paterson said the show was one of the most intricate the group has performed yet, with demanding vocals and a two storey set which would feature Sweeney’s Barber Shop, Mrs Lovett’s Pie Shop and even the basement below. The set, built by a crew featuring actor Jeremy Yuile, who plays Judge Turpin, and painted by Stuart Low even featured a manoeuvrable chair to send Sweeney’s victims to their graves. “I think it looks really amazing. It’s definitely the best looking set we’ve

had,” Barry said. “I can’t wait for everyone to see how much work has been put into the show.”  Tickets for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are $10. Show runs from May 24 to June 3. No shows Monday or Tuesday. Matinee shows on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28. All other shows at 7.30pm. May not be suitable for young children. Available for purchase at Clive’s Chemist.  To win a double pass to the Thursday, May 25 performance e-mail dcrampton@wsn.co.nz.

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Cameron Whitson sells another CD outside Eddy’s Bar on Queen Street. By Dave Crampton

May is New Zealand Music Month, and Cameron Whitson is doing his best to get local music out in the streets and into any device that plays compact discs. Whitson is a local musician and promoter, and markets music for The Peoples Coalition from its base in Norfolk Street. The organisation, run by five men, most of whom live in Wainuiomata, have a recording studio where local bands can record, provided they gift one or more of their songs for the People’s Coalition to promote on its Soundzkiwi label. “The band records for free, and the label gets a song,” Cameron said. Money for CDs sold assists with the running of the studio to assist more bands and musicians to record. The label has been releasing compilations annually, market-

ing them door to door round the country, as well as partnering with radio network Infinity FM. This partnership allows the label to take any artist directly from recording to playing their music on air, both through its expanding guard-band network, and online streaming. Their compilations sell for around $20 – or $1 a track. Wainuiomata artists include Cameron, under the name ‘Mr Whitson’, as well as Aroha Owen, Kemp, and Driller Beats. Ronald Parlani has bought several CDs released by the label, including one last week off Cameron in Queen Street. “I bought a CD off him ages ago - this is the third one,” he said after exchanging a $20 note for a further compilation. Anyone interested in recording some music or finding out about this local music can contact Cameron via soundzkiwi.nz or through The People’s Coalition facebook page.

The cast of Sweeney Todd perform ‘God That’s Good’ about Mrs Lovett’s (centre, played by Victoria Nelson) pies in rehearsal.

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Toby-Ross Nicholas and Rachelle Jamieson are both hooded up.

Aljerome Hohaia with his Funky Friday shirt at the back of assembly on Friday.

Groundsman Michael McEwen and principal Allison Burdon ( centre and right) load up the car with surplus cans to take to the food bank.

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Dante Szabo, Taite Barnes, Ella Hakaraia and clown Kaleb Bean at assembly on Friday.

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For some Wainuiomata families, a boot load of free firewood is a nice boost as winter sets in. The dry split wood, 30 cubic meters of it, is from trees that came down near or at the Silverstream Landfill in the November 15 storm last year. The fallen trees closed the road leading to the landfill. The wet wood was taken by a firewood contractor who, on advice from council, shared the dry wood between Koraunui Marae in Stokes Valley and Kokiri Marae, Seaview. Excess firewood was then distributed to families in need by the two marae, kaumatua and social services workers. A navigator for Kokiri Hauora Jane Hopkirk said she was thinking how to get free firewood. “Then bam, I got a call from the marae to come and get some. This firewood means a lot to our communities, especially those in Wainuiomata and Stokes Valley as those areas are particularly damp after our cold and wet summer.” “This means children are showing signs of chest infections and other chest complications earlier than usual. There is also a shortage of cheap or free firewood and if anyone out there can donate more firewood to local marae or social service agencies we would welcome it.” If you wish to donate free fi rewood, contact any social service agency or marae in your community.

Who is one person, dead or alive, you would love to have a meal with? My grandmother. I just think she was an amazing lady. Who is your best friend, and why? My husband Rodney – he’s just the funniest and most supportive person I know If you could be somebody for day, who would it be? Donald Trump… well, the President, not necessarily him. To change some of the things they have done. What is the best thing in your life right now? My family. Everything is exciting and great at the moment. What would you change about the world? I`d make everybody equal -I don’t

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Sister City guests from Minoh pay a visit

ABOVE: Japanese guests on Pukeatua Bridge near the top of Wainuiomata Hill LEFT: Linda Goss-Wallace from Hutt City Council with a Japanese Visitor

Ten guests from Minoh City, Osaka in Japan, visited Wainuiomata as part of a delegation hosted by the Hutt City Council’s Sister Cities Project. The group made a scenic drive up to the top of the Wainuiomata Hill, before enjoying a walk across Pukeatua Bridge and observing the panoramic views from the Pukeatua viewing platform. After the day of sightseeing and enjoying local hospitality, the delegation attended the opening of their exhibition of amazing art works at The Odlin Gallery in Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt. The opening was hosted by President David Balm and

members of the Hutt Art Society and was attended by around 80 people including Lower Hutt’s Mayor Ray Wallace, and Ambassador Takata of the Embassy of Japan. “The Art Exchange has been a great way to further enhance and strengthen our relationship with Minoh City. I do hope many local people take the opportunity to view the exhibition at The Oldin Gallery,” Mayor Wallace said. Minoh City has been a sister city of Lower Hutt for 22 years. Wainuiomata High School has strong relationships with Japan and later this year visiting teachers from Minoh City will spend a day at the school.

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Every week our reporter Dave Crampton breaks news stories and meets locals throughout Wainuiomata. Each week he also shares a few tales from his travels. Every now and then in this job you come across something different. The “meteorite” prank is one such incident. Joyce and Graeme Lockyer managed to get nationwide media coverage because someone dug a small hole in their back yard and put a rock in it. The Lockyer’s thought it was ‘space dust’ that fell ‘from a great height’ but it was later revealed as Joyce’s brother travelling from Levin to play a prank with a rock – and it worked beyond his wildest imagination. Who knows what he thought when he saw his prank all over the nationwide media. Perhaps it’s time to get Mrs Lockyer’s brother back with a well-executed prank. What do you think?

We don’t have a great police presence in Wainuiomata, but we do hear a lot of anecdotal reports of crime, often through social media. People want to feel safe in their neighbourhood, and want to be able to report crime and have it investigated and solved. That doesn’t always happen – either because police do not have time to solve reported crime – or it is not reported in the first place. Security has been ramped up in recent times - there is a security camera in Queen Street, there is a speed camera operating also.  What do you expect from our police? What should Joyce Lockyer do to her brother – do you have good prank ideas? Let us know at dcrampton@wsn. co.nz


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CanSurvive off to compete in Bali and help ‘breast friends’ By Dave Crampton

Wellington’s breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, CanSurvive, is heading to Indonesia to compete in a small boat regatta in Bali. The team will be racing in the three-day South East Asian dragon boat festival. “This festival will be a great competition to finish up with, before moving into more off-water winter training,” CanSurvive chairwoman Iona Ellwood-Smith said. “We’ve had a full-on paddling season this summer, winning gold medals in Wellington, and at the North Island championships, then two fourth places at the World Masters Games last weekend.” Carole Rudman, who travels over the Wanuiomata Hill to practice with her team, was also one of the oldest members of the successful CanSurvive team at the recent national championships, taking silver. But going to Bali to compete is not all that the team is doing. The team has been busy

collecting suitable second hand bras to donate to Bali Pink Ribbon when they arrive in Kuta later this week. They will fill their paddle bags with bras to offer their ‘support’ by giving them out to women in Bali. “It is the perfect opportunity to connect with breast cancer survivors in Bali, and offer them some support,” Iona said. Bali Pink Ribbon requested much needed second -hand bras, which can be handed out to their ‘breast friends’- village women - as they travel across the island on their Pink Ribbon Roadshow, offering support and education to breast cancer sufferers. You could call it a ‘Brali’ trip. Carole has been sorting through her old bras to help the team. The team has stripped down to a 10-woman small boat crew for Indonesia, and Rudman has stripped down her bra collection and got rid of a few. “I had four – but they`ve now got couple of bags full,” she said. “We just went through all our stuff and got them all

Carol Rudman with members of CanSurvive at a recent practice

together.” A few team members will also be fortunate enough to join with Taiwanese male dragon boaters in

a mixed team, which promises to be both challenging and thrilling for the CanSurvive women. They will also be travelling

Wharehinga picks up best thrower award

Athletics Wellington Junior Committee chairman Willy Szeto presents Monteya Wharehinga with her award By Dave Crampton

Montaya Wharehinga may be one of the country’s most promising hammer throwers – but she’s the best women in Wellington at throwing anything, after winning the top senior female thrower award at the Athletics Wellington and Wairarapa awards. What’s more, she competed at her biggest competition in March while recovering from surgery, throwing 51m

in the hammer for a senior women’s bronze medal at the national Track and Field championships in Hamilton. It’s not her first award either -she won it last year too. Montaya was the first Wainuiomata student to win a national secondary schools title in athletics, earning her the Wainuiomata High Sportswoman of the Year Award in 2013. Forty-one awards among 35 categories were presented at the awards din-

ner in May 3, with 1500m Olympian Nick Willis winning the Sportsman of the Year, and double U18 national Athletics titleholder Kelsey Forman winning the Sportswoman of the Year. Top young Hutt distance runner Phoebe McKnight, 15, won the senior distance award and Hutt’s Finn Seeds, 13, picked up the junior cross-country and middle distance awards after winning nearly everything he entered, many in Wellington record time.

with their buddy team from the Hutt Valley, the Valley Dragons, who have entered the mixed open division.

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It all starts up front In these dizzying days of razzle-dazzle rugby, the Crusaders showed forward play is still the foundation for any big-match victory. The red and blacks’ 20-12 win over defending champions Hurricanes is proof that the eight players with the lowest numbers on their back control their team’s destiny. The Hurricanes have the best backline in the competition no doubt- but if guys like Julian Savea and Beauden and Jordie Barrett can’t get the ball then they are no use. The Crusaders, who are now unbeaten through 11 games, kept the Hurricanes to no tries and just four penalty goals. The other factor that must be remembered is that the Crusaders were without All Black lock Sam Whitelock and All Black captain Kieran Read for the match and they lost lock Scott Barrett and captain and blindside flanker Matt Todd to injury during the game. The reality is the Canes forward pack was overmatched. It’s only one game, but it’s proof that putting on mountains of points against foreign opposition counts for little during New Zealand derby games It was an old fashioned, absorbing encounter more akin to the 1960s era of Colin Meads but it was compelling viewing. The desire for more matches like this, particularly at playoff time is now high. These two teams could play each other twice more in 2017. I, for one, wouldn’t mind seeing a trilogy between these two teams.


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Lois Randall departs for the indoor bowling ‘Bledisloe Cup’ By Dave Crampton

Underarm bowling may be a little controversial in test match cricket in games between New Zealand and Australia. Just ask former test cricketer Brian McKechnie, who faced one in a 1981 test match. But for Lois Randall, it is the norm. Lois, from Wainuiomata, flew to Australia on Sunday with New Zealand’s indoor bowling team, including her Hutt teammate Denise Clarkson, for her third test match between the two countries. The matches are held every two years. It’s like the Bledisloe Cup for indoor bowling, except this is not the All Blacks, this team is the Mat Blacks and the trophy is called the Henselite Trophy. To get into the spirit of things, Lois spent 90 minutes at Nail Art in the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre and got her nails done. “It’s just a little thing I do. I got a silver fern on each of my index fingers and a Kiwi on the ring finger of my right hand,” she said. She now has black nails with all ferns and the Kiwi delicately hand painted in white. Lois takes her indoor bowl-

ing seriously. She was a life member of the Wainuiomata Indoor Bowling Club until it folded – and was rather young for an indoor bowler when she was awarded life membership. “It was embarrassing - I was only 40.” She currently practices in Porirua, where they have international standard bowling mats – only one of six places nationwide that do. She`ll be calling the shots in Australia. “I play last – I tell everyone else where I want them to put their bowls,” she says. And if they don’t put them where she wants? “You just smile politely,” she says, adding that she has done a lot of polite smiles, probably through gritted teeth on occasions. The th ree-day test match starts on Thursday. All but two players in the team have represented New Zealand in the past. Fourteen players - seven men and seven women - must beat their opposition in two of the three games to win the Australasian medal. The overall winner of the six games wins the Henselite Trophy. New Zealand has won the trophy 16 times,

Lois Randall and fellow Hutt teammate Denise Clarkson just before boarding the plane to Australia for their international matches. INSET: Lois Randall’s nail art featured kiwi and ferns.

including seven tests in a row between 1993 until 2005 – and has held it since 2013. But Lois not only wants the

trophy, she wants to win all her events as each event has an individual medal, which she didn’t get in 2015.

“I want revenge,” she said, “I didn’t win the fours, I only won one game – this time I want the medals to go with it.”

WAINUI GETS THEIR OWN “JIM” For a number of years now Jim’s Mowing has been providing service to its Wainuiomata clients from its Hutt Valley based Franchise owners. Jim's Mowing is therefore very excited to be able to announce that Jim’s now has a local Franchisee to provide services to Wainuiomata properties. Wayne Douglas, better known as Jock, was raised in Wainuiomata and then went on to raise his own family in the Parkway area of the valley. Jock has been very involved in softball and darts as part of his community. After spending decades working as a commercial builder in Wellington, Jock decided it was time for a change. Jock is keen to apply the skilled service and Professional standards that he learned in the building trade, to his Jim's Mowing business. Jocks expertise, combined with the backing of 30 plus years of the Jim's Mowing reputation for getting the job done, means that Wainui residents can look forward to receiving quality service around their gardens. Jim's Mowing Business owners work to a high standard of presentation and professionalism. As with all Jim's Mowing Franchisees, Jock comes to you with full and ongoing training in the operation of a Jim's business as well as the hands on skills to ensure that you 'the client' will get the best available service and finished results possible. Jock said he is looking forward to the challenge of running his own Jim’s Mowing franchise and being able to work in the community he lives in.

CALL NOW 0800 454-654

www.Jimsmowing.co.nz


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Wednesday May 17, 2017

Redcoats Ltd NEGOTIATION

31 Fraser Colman Grove, ARAKURA

MODERN 4 BEDROOM HOME

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This contemporary and modern styled 4 bedroom home is now ready for new owners to enjoy. Spacious open plan living and that all important indoor/outdoor flow to an amazing courtyard with built in seating and manicured gardens. Master bedroom has fabulous en-suite. Full size family bathroom with bath and separate shower. Extra benefits of - double glazing, insulation, heatpump, security system & cameras, garage internal access and a fully fenced section. Set amongst other quality homes, this property won't last long. Available to move into NOW. Be quick, call today.

NEGOTIATION

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VIEW Sun 21 May 12.45-1.15pm PRICE Negotiation CONTACT Wayne Barton - 021 744 116 wayne@redcoats.co.nz Tui Reid - 021 650 555 tui.reid@redcoats.co.nz WEBSITE redcoats.co.nz/RED17630

32 Ruthven Road, PENCARROW

AWAITING YOUR TOUCH

This 3 bedroom home is just awaiting your touch of creativity. The recently renovated bathroom gives you an idea of what some DIY could turn this blank canvas into. The corner section catches the sun throughout the day and if that's not enough the heatpump and insulation will keep you warm through the winter. A double carport and single garage/workshop for all your storage space needs.

DEADLINE SALE

HINE ROAD - TOO GOOD TO MISS You'll fall in love with this 4 year old 3 bedroom property with open plan living. Lounge opens to private sunny patio. Modern kitchen and bathroom. Insulated, heatpump and double glazing to keep cosy and warm. Garage with internal access. Good sun and on bus route. Come and see for yourself, you wont be disappointed. To be Sold by Deadline Sale closing 4pm Wednesday 31 May, at our office 10 Wainuiomata Rd (will not be sold prior).

DEADLINE SALE

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8 Sunny Grove, HOMEDALE

5 The Strand, CENTRAL

SMART ON SUNNY

This 4 Bedroom home with double garage-workshop space and a good size section is about as central as you can get. There is potential to add value with a bit of TLC. Located in the Fernlea School Zone, with easy access to public transport and shops. To be sold by Tender closing 12pm on Friday 26th May at our office 10 Wainuiomata Rd, (will not be sold prior).

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VIEW Sun 21 May 1.30-2.00pm PRICE Deadline Sale Wed 31 May 4.00pm CONTACT Judy Robinson - 021 536 671 judy@redcoats.co.nz WEBSITE redcoats.co.nz/RED18336

VIEW Sun 21 May 12.00-12.30pm PRICE Negotiation Joshua Seupule - 0224127386 joshua@redcoats.co.nz redcoats.co.nz/RED18326

TENDER

CENTRAL WITH POTENTIAL

115a Hine Road, VILLAGE

VIEW PRICE

Sun 21 May 1.00-1.30pm Tender Closes Fri 26 May 12.00pm, at our office, 10 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuomata Richard Sinnott - 0272632538 richard.sinnott@redcoats.co.nz redcoats.co.nz/RED18306

Redcoats Ltd

LICENSED REAA 2008 Telephone: 04 564 5151 10 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuiomata

Very smart 4 bedroom home. Newly decorated with new paint, insulation and 2 new bathrooms. Elevated living area leading to private bush setting at rear, plus garaging at the front. Don't miss out to this one, call now to view. To be sold by Deadline Sale closing at 4pm on Tuesday 23rd May at our office 10 Wainuiomata Road, (will not be sold prior).

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VIEW Sun 21 May 12.00-12.30pm PRICE Deadline Sale Tue 23 May 4.00pm CONTACT Paul Butcher - 021 209 5645 paul@redcoats.co.nz WEBSITE redcoats.co.nz/RED18311

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Wainuiomata News 17-05-17  

Wainuiomata News 17-05-17

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