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Powerlifters raise the bar By Dave Crampton
There were grunts, groans, high fives – and few red faces, as three Wainuiomata men took part in the North Island powerlifting championships on June 17. Run by the New Zealand Powerlifting Federation, the champs were held at Viking
Brothers strength and conditioning gym in Petone. Aaron Garrett, despite saying he was an ‘outsider’, came second in his 110kg weight division, lifting 200kg in the squat, 150kg in the bench press and 230kg in the deadlift, where his face turned red under the strain of the weights. Continued on page 2.
Jimmy Sullivan aiming to straighten his legs in the deadlift. PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Crampton
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Local lifters do well in their first big event Continued from page 1. A successful deadlift is when the athlete is standing tall, their legs straight, and their arms locked out holding the bar. While Aaron has been training for the past two years after suffering a back injury, he was extensively training for this competition for the past 10 weeks at the Buildabody Gym with trainer Kieran Duffy, who also owns the Petone gym. “He’s an awesome personal trainer. He’s been building up my strength and fitness since 2015,” Aaron said. Dylan Thomas and Jimmy Sullivan also lifted well. Along with Aaron, both were competing in their first North Island championships. Jimmy lifted a total of 700kgs in the three lifts and he is new to the sport. “This is my first year of lifting with these guys,” Jimmy said. “I didn’t know about the competition until three weeks ago – I found out about it through Victoria University Gym.” It’s nice to feel strong.” All three Wainuiomata lifters are now eligible to attend the national championships in Hamilton on August 26. Dylan is also new to the sport and said he only got told about the competition two weeks prior. He lifted personal bests of 230kgs in the deadlift, 200kgs in the squat, and also lifted over 150kgs in the bench press.
Aaron Garrett shows the strain on his way to lifting more than a combined 550kgs.
He said he didn’t really know much about the sport of power lifting and signed up earlier this year. “I signed up in January just to keep fit and get a bit stronger,” he said. Daniel Rudolph, president of the United Powerlifting Association of New Zealand, said those who chose to go
to nationals will join up to 40 others in the competition, both men and women. Some lift upwards of 300kgs in the deadlift and squats. There are nine weight divisions from 53kg up to 120kg for men, and eight for women up to 84kg, and each lifter measures their lifts against their body weight.
“The amount lifted for their bodyweight was really good,” Daniel said of the Wainuiomata lifters. Henrietta Harris, a Kelburn university student, was the sole female lifter in the maledominated Petone competition. Should she attend nationals, she is looking forward to competing against other women.
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The Board of Wesley Community Action has advised residents and their families and staff of its decision to close Strand Resthome and Wesley Hospital at Wesleyhaven Village in Naenae. Residents and staff members had heard that the retirement home and hospital would be closed by August 18. About
80 jobs are expected to be affected, including workers from Wainuiomata. Wesley Community Action is part of the Methodist Church. Its director, David Hanna, said the facility was losing $25,000 a month. “Sadly, there was no new information during the consulta-
tion process that addressed the current financial losses. The existing rental units will continue to operate,” Mr Hanna said. The focus is now on supporting the residents to move to suitable new homes. “We will work closely with the residents and their families, the Hutt Valley DHB and other
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Swimming scholarship launched Hutt City Council, in partnership with Kiwibank, has recently launched an inaugural swimming scholarship. The scholarship, launched in Naenae, focuses on setting children up with fundamental life skills and building a positive and lasting relationship with the water.
Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace said the programme, called Empowering Tamariki for the Future, started with an inaugural group of 16 children under the age of 12, and he looks forward to seeing the programme grow and develop. “The swimming scholarship programme is part of a wider
council initiative aimed at ensuring all Lower Hutt tamariki have access to literacy, recreation, and arts programmes and facilities that they benefit from.” As New Zealand is a nation surrounded by water, people are increasingly recognising the importance of practical
water survival skills; however, learning to swim is a real challenge for many of those living in our community. Mr Wallace says all children deserve access to the same opportunities—including the opportunity to learn to swim. “This new initiative will keep our kids safe in the water.”
Marae seeking to provide affordable housing By Dave Crampton
Wainuiomata Marae is to seek community input at an October hui on providing affordable housing. In 2015, the Marae had neighbouring land returned from the Hutt City Council. That land was
now considered a marae reserve, which it was hoping to develop into a papakainga. Papakainga - or nurturing place - is a form of housing development which occurs on Maori or ancestral land. Wainuiomata Marae chairperson Star Olsen hopes the Marae can facilitate the building of six to eight affordable
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homes on land at the rear of the Marae. It is looking at building affordable eco-friendly housing, but first hopes to secure funding by demonstrating that there is a need for affordable housing in Wainuiomata. “We recognise that there is a huge shortage in Wainuiomata – and we are looking for community support to bring our vision into reality,” Star said. “We will put forward what our vision is and we will be asking for feedback. It is something that there is a need for in Wainuiomata.” “We have got to show a need to the powers that be.” Māori architect Rau Hoskins said introducing ‘papakainga’, with whanau living in closer proximity to each other, could remedy some of the problems they face, such as damp, overcrowded and poor quality homes. “The desire to live in close proximity to each other is a uniquely Māori dimension,” he said. Star says the plan is “ver y realistic” and hopes building will start well within the next two years. He has discussed the vi-
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sion with Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace who showed initial support. “We spoke with the mayor and came away very heartened by the mood of the meeting,” he said. The Marae is seeking to facilitate and apply for funding for the building of open plan smaller housing units. All dwellings to have solar panels as part of an eco-friendly vision, but those being housed will share in the vision and support the work within the Marae. Some may be kaumatua. All will be from Wainuiomata. Marae secretary Cheryl Davies says current building projects are out of reach for many locals. “There is a lot of building happening in the valley, but I don’t think it’s affordable for many of the Wainuiomata families.” Star said that there are similar papakainga housing developments in the Hawkes Bay. He was not able to be drawn on determining what is affordable – but said it must be at a price that people can access. “At the end of the day if you can’t afford it, it is not affordable housing.”
Injuries after party knife fight Two men were taken to Hutt Hospital with knife wounds after a party got out of hand in the weekend. Police were called to the Wainuiomata party about 2am on Sunday. They said the fight was possibly gang-related. Two men had been fighting and both ended up with knife wounds. No other people were involved. One person has minor to moderate injuries and the other has moderate injuries.
Armed police search for wanted person Armed officers and dogs were out to locate a person wanted by police on Wednesday. Police were searching for the person at the bottom of Wainuiomata Rd late Wednesday afternoon. A police spokeswoman said officers had found the person in a car, with three others, and were speaking to him. Police said there were no fears for anyone’s safety, but there were significant traffic delays, with residents reporting that police were blocking roads and stopping cars. It was not stated why police were searching for the man.
Business breakfast this week Development Wainuiomata’s business breakfast is on again this Friday. While it’s always tempting to save money, not being adequately insured can mean a huge risk for you, your business and your family. Independent consultant Michael Loghmani from Alpha1 will be speaking at this month’s breakfast on various types of business insurance, and there will be a time for questions afterwards. After the breakfast at the Louise Bilderbeck Hall, Development Wainuiomata will be holding its Annual General Meeting starting 8:45am. The breakfast, costing $20 paid via internet banking through Development Wainuiomata, or paid on the day, starts at 7:15am.
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inbrief news Buick Street fountain now open The Buick Street public fountain opened on Monday June 26. It was closed in mid-April due to water from the Waiwhetu Aquifer testing positive for E.coli for the third time in five months as well as having an increasing level of bacterial activity. Wellington Water has installed a small UV unit that will treat the source water before it comes out of the tap. Mark Kinvig, Wellington Water’s Group Manger, Network Strategy and Planning says the UV treatment is a non-chemical treatment option that doesn’t affect the taste of the water and is pleased the fountain is now open.
Community board meets tomorrow The Wainuiomata Community Board is meeting tomorrow at the Community Library. There will be a presentation on the revision of the Wainuiomata Community Response Plan, which has been developed by key stakeholders within the local community, and the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office. This plan outlines the initial response during the first 72 hours of a significant emergency. Also for discussion will be the community board’s submission to the Hutt City Annual Plan, and a Smokefree Queen Street report. The council’s Healthy Families chose Wainuiomata and Stokes Valley to be part of the smokefree programme first, as they had the highest smoking rates so could benefit most from the initiative. The meeting is open to the public and starts at 7pm.
Women’s coffee, connect and chat group thriving By Dave Crampton
Wainuiomata has a women’s group, where up to 20 women meet each week for coffee, to connect, and to chat. The group - called Wainuiomata Women - has been meeting in the Valley church each Friday morning since March. Church members Gaylene Pluck and Denise Angelsey started the group to provide an outlet for crafts, for women to meet, and as an avenue to show women how to live more cost-effectively, such as through cooking affordable meals and how to be resourceful. The group often features guest speakers. “It’s a place where women in the community can come along and connect,” Denise said. “The main focus is upskilling and learning,” Gaylene added. She said she loves arts and craft, and is passionate about assisting, encouraging and celebrating the gifts of women in the community. “The group is growing, new members are welcomed and supported, Gaylene said. “It’s going really well - every week we have new faces.” On Friday the group met for a card-making activity; on
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Group co-ordinators Denise Angelsey and Gaylene Pluck with women making cards. Hutt South Labour candidate Ginny Andersen is in red in the background, making a card for her daughter, Eliza.
Saturday it is having a clothes swap, where women can bring up to 15 items of clothing to swap with others. The clothes swap will be held in the evening, so teens who attend school and others who work can attend. There will also be wardrobe tips and styling advice. The cost is equivalent to a few gold coins, as it is a fundraiser
for two teenagers – one from the Valley church - who are going to Samoa in the school holidays on a missions trip to assist adults and children who have disabilities. Ginny Andersen, a Hutt South election candidate, attends the group, and on Friday made a card for her three-year-old daughter, Eliza. She said it is a good way to connect with those
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Local businesses to highlight light carnival Lower Hutt businesses are joining Hutt City Council to deliver HighLight: Carnival of Lights later this year. Coming this Labour Weekend in October, Highlight will transform Riddiford Garden in central Lower Hutt into a wonderland of brilliant light installations and live performances. Over four days visitors to the
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Respects paid to top dog trainer at New Zealand Kennel Club By Dave Crampton Barry Monaghan
Student achievement At the most recent Wainuiomata Community Board meeting, Parau Tupangaia of Ariki Consulting presented on the development of an analytics product to and raise the achievement level of students. Student achievement in Wainuiomata had been declining, he said, and parents were losing confidence, and sending their children to schools outside of Wainuiomata. Mr Tupangaia noted central government completed research in January 2016 which
identified four key risk factors in student achievement: child abuse or neglect, children who had been supported by benefits for more than three quarters of their life, either parent had been in prison, and the mother held no formal qualifications. They had identified 330 local children with two or more of these risk factors. He said they would likely establish a Social Investment Board in Wainuiomata and asked members to consider stakeholders who could be included on the board.
A well-known top dog trainer, Barry Monaghan, initially from Wainuiomata, passed away on June 13. Barry lived in Eastbourne until his death. He was 82. Barry had been involved in dog shows nationwide since 1962, was a judge from 1964. He was also a founding member of the Wainuiomata Allbreeds Dog Obedience Club. The club has more recently changed its name to Wainuiomata Dog Training Club to better describe services to dog training. Barry was a member of the club until his death, was an active member for the past 40 years and was made a life member for services to the club. He has held many positions within the club, from instructor to president. The club started in 1977 with weekend classes being held in the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre carpark in the weekend, where Barry could be seen with his large german shepherd. Roy, named
after Roy Orbison. Barry was a huge Roy Orbison fan. Barry was also an obedience judge for more than 50 years, rising to the highest levels and judging at the National Dog show all over New Zealand. His funeral was held at the New Zealand Kennel Club in Elsdon on June 20, attended by family and dog world friends, with recollections of a loud welcoming fellow with a warm heart, wicked sense of humour and a memorable whistle. Rebecca George, who has known Barry since the late 1970’s said others present to farewell Barry were members of the New Zealand Kennel Club executive and from the New Zealand Police. Barry was used on many occasions by the New Zealand Police Force to judge Police Dog Obedience Trials. “The general consensus was that Barry had truly lived his life. He left a small piece of himself with each of us, but still leaves behind a hole. He will be remembered but also missed.”
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and ensure that complaints are dealt with within and callbacks a reasonable time especially with regards to safety concerns. They are quick to spend $3.5 million on a private developers dream of owning a hotel in Lower Hutt City, with a bonus contract with council. I have previously brought these matters to council at their annual planning meetings with little avail. Plus, who supervises the public polls on council ideas. I fully support Campbell’s stand in what he is trying to attain. He is not politicking as some of the councillors do. J Wyse, Wainuiomata
Queen Street ATM Dear Ed, I visited the ANZ ATM in Queen Street at 3.30pm, Saturday 24 June with a view to extracting some notes. This was not to be, as a sellotaped note, adjacent to the screen, read “Beware,
Machine not functioning, and swallows up cards”. I believe this illustrates that we have some very considerate residents in our community. Mike Noedl
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Victoria Seupule-Mose, Wainuiomata “Rugby. I quite like the passion we have as a country – especially in Wainui.”
Council Meals Dear Ed, With regards to Campbell Barry’s efforts to make council realise it is responsible for a good and careful duty to look after ratepayers compulsory rates. I believe they have a very satisfactory remuneration without us having to subsidise meals for them. As most meetings are held in the evening they should have dinner before they attend them - a much healthier solution for them. At the same time they should be ensuring that are rates are spent in a responsible way by ensuring that all employees are doing their work properly
Hunia Maxwell, Wainuionata “Rugby league. Been a premier player for Wainui, and born and bred in the club.”
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Reporter’s desk 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. It was great to meet Cameron Forsyth during the week. He’s a keen young runner and is improving steadily on his competition – Wellington cross country runners Jack Julian and Will Anthony, or, as I like to call them, Jack and Will, given they run up hills. Cameron got his first ever athletics gold medal at the National Secondary School cross country champs in Christchurch, so congrats to him. I also met a delightful woman called Dorothy Reuschler. She’s 93, and a poet. She writes good poems too and has a superb sense of humour – and she plays table tennis. Here’s some lines of her latest poem: I`ve now reached the age of 93/ People say I look quite fit – what’s the key/ I reach down to reach the floor/ grunt
and groan, I`m quite a bore/but it seems I`ve Iost the plot/ so please excuse me poor doddery Dot. Her husband, Mumford, is rightly proud of her achievements. I wonder if he can beat her at table tennis? I have covered basketball in the past, but Wainuiomata High School not only has several basketball teams, they all seem to be doing well this season. The school’s junior boys team has won all of its first four games, but its last game was a real nail-biter; down 15 points at the start of the final quarter and winning 63-59 against Aotea. If you have anything interesting you would like to see in the Wainuiomata News – be it sport, arts or a significant anniversary, please do get in touch with us at email@example.com
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Student loves his cafe work By Dave Crampton
Wainuiomata High Student Alex Muavae wants to work in a cafe when he leaves school – and eventually manage his own. He is making a good start. Alex,18, is learning the ropes at Oaks Café, doing some work experience with manager Mary
said, “It’s passing knowledge on.” Alex was also part of a group of students who made some lunches in the café earlier this month for students from low income families. These lunches sell for not much more than the price of a cup of coffee for those with a community services card.
Who is one person, dead or alive, you would love to have a meal with? Andrew Lloyd Webber – he’s so clever. He does so many good shows that I have seen and I`d like to talk about them. Who is your best friend, and why? I`d say my husband, Mumford – he does my housework. If you could be somebody for day, who would it be? David Attenborough – he’s down to earth. What is the best thing in your life right now? Playing table tennis with
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friends. What would you change about the world? I would inspire our leaders to save this beautiful planet What would your superpower be and why? Oh god, I don’t know… God – he’s a super power. What would Wainuiomata News readers be shocked to know about you? We were in Kiev in the Chernobyl disaster – if the wind had have changed, we would have been dead. What meal do you never get sick of eating? Roast beef and red cabbage.
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Gold medal for Cameron Forsyth at cross country nationals By Dave Crampton
Young Wainuiomata athlete Cameron Forsyth loves running, and says his latest performances are ‘not too shabby’. He has come away from his first New Zealand Secondary School Cross Country championships with his first ever athletics gold medal. Cameron, a Year 9 student at St Bernard’s College, has not even won an athletics gold medal at regional level let alone at a national level. He was in the Wellington relay team with Wellington’s fastest Year 9 runner Will Anthony, along with Henry Beleveau, Liam Wright, and Jack Julian, and led his leg of the relay from start to finish. T he cha mpionsh ips were held in Christchurch on June 17 and 18 with the individual events on the Saturday and the relays on the Sunday. Both Wellington’s senior and junior girls also won their relays for a good finish to the championships for the Wellington team. Cameron came a creditable 9th in his 3k individual event. “I was 4th at one point – I was trying to catch up to them,” he said. In the relay, he ran the fourth leg, setting up Jack Julian to finish off the job in the final
relay leg. Significantly, Cameron also ran the third fastest individual time of all relay runners in his event nationwide. However, he had no idea that he had done so until he got back home and the results were out. “I didn’t find out until Monday – I`m pretty proud of myself,” he said. “I think I ran pretty well.” Cameron also had a good start to the cross-country season coming 6th in the U15 section of the 3km Dorne Cup at Trentham on June 6, with just three seconds separating 4th to 6th places, and 4th in the 3km Vosseler Shield at Mt Victoria in May. He is increasingly catching up to his top competitors – he has his sights on Jack Julian, who he has beaten twice, and Will Anthony, and is closing the gap between his times and these competitors. In the 2016 Vosseler Shield there was a 1 min 3 second gap between Cameron and winner Will Anthony; this year the gap dropped to 30 seconds. In 2015 he came 10th in the Vosseler Shield, 8th in 2016 and 4th this year. This weekend Cameron has the North Islands Cross country champs in Taupo and is aiming for a top three placing. He is also targeting a top five placing at the tougher Wellington cross country champs later this year. ABOVE: The Year 9 winning Wellington team, with Cameron Forsyth second from right. PHOTO CREDIT: Jane Anthony RIGHT: Cameron Forsyth with his gold medal from the National Secondary Schools cross country champs. PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Crampton
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Wainuiomata would love to play in Jubilee Cup final this year.
Jubilee Cup final to be held at the Petone Rec Wainuiomata’s top rugby team will be hoping to play at the Petone Recreation Ground on the afternoon of August 5. The Petone Rec will play host to a day of Wellington club rugby finals that day, including the Jubilee Cup. There will be six club finals, featuring both men’s and women’s teams, with the Jubilee Cup final at 2.30pm on the No.1 ground. It will be the first time the Jubilee Cup final has been played at the Petone Rec since 2011 when Oriental-Rongotai won their maiden title. The finals were also played there in 1998 when Western Suburbs won its only Jubilee Cup. Wellington Rugby chief executive Steve Rogers said it was a great chance for the rugby community to come together and celebrate the 2017 season.
“Our new competition format has created the opportunity to bring four of our grades together and with four high quality fields all in one place the Petone Recreation Ground was the ideal venue for a true Finals Day.” Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace said it would be fantastic to have club rugby finals back in Lower Hutt. “It’s great news for Lower Hutt and even better that we can provide facilities to attract and support such large events. I’m hoping there will be at least one Hutt club in the finals and our many visitors enjoy a great day.” Last year’s Bartercard Jubilee Cup final was hosted at Jerry Collins Stadium in Porirua where Tawa became the fifth different winner in six years, with OrientalRongotai in three of these finals.
Lions’ roar more like a whimper after game one Saturday night was the British Lions’ only chance and they blew it. They created enough chances but like all other teams, they couldn’t sustain the effort for 80 minutes. The charm offensive from the men in red during this tour seemed to have worked a treat. Yes, the All Blacks were pushed but only in parts and parts, simply isn’t going to cut it against this champion rugby team. A score of 30-15 flattered the Lions, who scored one of the best test tries in recent memory but lacked the ability to finish at key times. If you can’t take your chances you won’t win a game of rugby against New Zealand. Potential doesn’t pay the bills. The All Blacks matched the physicality and dominated at scrum and
the breakdown and once their scrum got smashed 15 minutes into the second half and the game was over. Yes it was competitive but only in patches and only based on this dominant period of All Black rugby. I hope the home team wins this year’s series 3-0 and I maintain that’s how it will go. The Lions had all the momentum, 70 per cent of the supporters in Eden Park, and they bottled their chance. The All Blacks suffered injuries to key players Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty and still won by 15 points. At some point there must be a realisation that we are witnessing the most golden of eras of New Zealand rugby. Who knows when the golden goose will stop laying the eggs but this is an era worth enjoying.
Wednesday June 28, 2017