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Passing with peers By Dan Whitfield
Konini Primary School students have teamed up with their peers at Larmenier and Sacred Heart Primary School to pass a rugby ball from London to Wellington â€“â€“ and back! Students and staff made up the final 18,804 rugby passes to get the rugby ball back to London on Friday. Continued on page 2. Lucy Small holding a commemorative ball signed by students from Larmenier and Sacred Heart. Photo: DAN WHITFIELD
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KPS students help pass a rugby ball around the world Continued from page 1. The ‘Pass the Ball’ activity was kicked off in June after teacher Matt Pegg proposed the idea to staff at the school in Hammersmith, London. The 18,804 passes represent the distance that the British and Irish Lions players and fans had to travel to get to New Zealand for the recent rugby games. Pegg said the community that rugby creates is talked about a lot and that Friday’s activity was tangible way for Wainuiomata students to come together with their peers overseas. “Who knows, in 12 years, when the Lions come back, our students might remember this day and the fun they had.” A commemorative ball, signed by students from Larmenier and Sacred Heart to mark the completion of their portion of the 18,804 rugby passes, was brought to Konini Primary School last week. They were welcomed into Wainuiomata with a powhiri on Friday morning. The British and Irish Lions have played nine matches on their tour of New Zealand so far – with one final test match against the All Blacks this weekend (July 8).
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Warming up in Wainui ahead of winter festival The Hutt Winter Festival will put Wainuiomata on the map this month. Holy Trinity Church and Wainuiomata Library will host two events during the 10-day festival: Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen and Beats and Rhythms for Families. The festival has been championed by a number of creative Hutt-based artists and will encompass culture, lights, art and food to brighten up all corners of Lower Hutt. The pop-up soup kitchen, co-ordinated by Trish Morgan with the help of Te Rangatahi Learning Centre students, will present locals with an interesting step back
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Storytelling to keep children entertained over school holidays Local children are invited to journey through different aspects of storytelling during the school holidays. Beyond the Page Children and Youth Literary Festival is bringing a packed programme of more than 100 free events to inspire young people to immerse themselves in the literary world, explore their own stories and express their creativity. The festival kicks off with pancakes and poetry on July 8 where children can come along
and get expressive with words in exchange for a pancake. Beyond the Page runs from July 8-23 and is a collaboration between Hutt City, Upper Hutt City and Wellington City libraries. The aim of the programme is to immerse young people between the ages of 4 and 18-years in the world of story. All events are free, but some require registrations. For more information, see www.beyondthepage.nz.
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Wainui included in Lower Hutt intensification proposal By Dan Whitfield
Wainuiomata and Fitzherbert region; we need to keep up the buildings of up to three storeys. pace,” Wallace said. roads, and Best St. The second zone, medium A rejuvenated Lower Hutt The proposed changes would density residential, would be Council put forward a range could be on the cards follow- of residential intensification be part of council’s urban located next to the proposed ing feedback from 1540 Hutt proposals in May and Hutt growth strategy and open suburban mixed use zones and Valley residents. the door of allow Mayor Ray WallaceTHE said there VEIN SPECIALISTS LTDfor a wider range 06/05/17for residential buildings CUSTOMER PUBLISHING Due to limited undeveloped had been SALES housing including apartments positive response all of up WEEKEND to three storeys. DPT REP SCHRISTENSEN PUBLICATION YOUR land for new housingADVERTISING devel- round forDESIGNER growingOUTSOURCER Wainuio- and terraced houses around The village is SECTION RUN OFretirement PRESS opments, Hutt City Council Lower Hutt. mata. part of the redevelopment PROOF PROOFED 4/05/2017 10:31:37 a.m. SIZE also 7.2X14 has been exploring residential Other suburbs that were iden-FAX dreams of council; as was the “Cities need to grow othAD ID WE-7625516AB (100%) development options –– includ- erwise they fall backwards. tified in the proposal included long-awaited redevelopment of ing areas around The Strand, Stokes Valley, Taita, Naenae, We’re theAD second largest in thePOSSIBLE. the shopping mall. PLEASE APPROVE THIS AS SOON AS NOTE THAT ANY ALTERATIONS and Waiwhetu. Wallace said the intensificaMUST BE FINALISED BY OUR MATERIAL DEADLINE. Wallace said the plan for tion proposal would be a good Wainuiomata was to grow the thing for Wainuiomata and that central hub and focus PUBLISHING on the council would do its best to see 06/05/17 CUSTOMER THE VEIN SPECIALISTS LTD areas that needed revitalisation other redevelopments happen. SALES REP SCHRISTENSEN PUBLICATION YOUR WEEKEND DPT the most. Lower Hutt is not the only ADVERTISING DESIGNER THE VEIN SPECIALISTS LTD 06/05/17 CUSTOMER OUTSOURCER PUBLISHING SECTION RUN OF PRESS “This is a win for us; a win area to be the target of housing PROOF SCHRISTENSEN SALES REP 4/05/2017 PUBLICATION PROOFED SIZE YOUR 10:31:37 a.m. 7.2X14WEEKEND DPT THE VEIN SPECIALISTS LTD 06/05/17 PUBLISHING intensification –– in 2015, ADVERTISING CUSTOMER DESIGNER OUTSOURCER for Wainuiomata. SECTION RUN OF PRESS AD ID SCHRISTENSEN WE-7625516AB (100%) FAX YOUR WEEKEND DPT SALES REP PUBLICATION “Personally, I’d like to see Wellington City Council also PROOF PROOFED SIZE 4/05/2017 10:31:37 a.m. 7.2X14 ADVERTISING DESIGNER OUTSOURCER this happen as soon as itSECTION RUN OF PRESS can looked into it for Tawa and PLEASE APPROVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. NOTE THAT ANY ALTERATIONS AD ID FAX WE-7625516AB (100%) PROOF THIS AD PROOFED 4/05/2017 10:31:37 SIZE Karori. 7.2X14 ––a.m. it still needs to go through MUST BEAD FINALISED BY MATERIAL DEADLINE. plan change but I’m keen Council will now begin to PLEASE APPROVE THIS AS ASOUR POSSIBLE. NOTE THAT ANYto ALTERATIONS AD ID SOON FAX WE-7625516AB (100%) start talking to DEADLINE. developers.” consider the proposals, taking MUST BE FINALISED BY OUR MATERIAL PLEASE APPROVE THIS AD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ANY ALTERATIONS The twoNOTE new THAT zone types into account the results of the proposed will DEADLINE. be a suburban survey. MUST BE FINALISED BY OUR MATERIAL mixed use zone to replace The survey is closed and much of the existing suburban results can be found on the Hutt commercial zone and allow for City Council website.
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The Hutt Winter Festival will open with a blast of local art on Friday, July 14. Wainuiomata residents are invited to attend this event and join those from the wider Hutt Valley region. It will be held at Te Maori, corner of Riverside Drive and Guthrie Street, and will start at 10am. The festival has been championed by the creativity of local Hutt-based artists and groups. With events encompassing culture, lights, art and food, the festival is one not to miss. More information at huttwinterfestival.co.nz.
Mix gets recognised for work in Hutt Valley An art gallery in Lower Hutt has been recognised for its strong presence and partnership with the Hutt Valley community. Mix received the Arts Access Creative Space Award 2017 as part of the Arts Access Awards on July 4. It has helped provide artists, including some from Wainuiomata over the years, with opportunities to showcase their work. The Awards 2017 were hosted by Nicky Wagner, Minister for Disability Issues, at Parliament.
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inbrief news Wainui pupils take the stage for Polyfest Hundreds of students from across the Hutt Valley will step up to the stage as part of Polyfest. The annual event will celebrate Pasifika and Maori culture. It will be held at the Walter Nash Centre from July 3 to 7. Wainuiomata will contribute some of the talent at this year’s Polyfest with pupils from Wainuiomata Intermediate and Fernlea School taking part.
Wellington’s coast put into a new light By Julia Czerwonatis
Hutt photographer Martin Warenczuk has launched his new photo exhibition Beautiful Landscapes of the Wellington Outdoors at the Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery in Petone last weekend inviting locals to re-discover stunning nature in and around the capital “The exhibition covers a
long-term project photographing the Wellington region and its coastline,” Martin explained. The Poland born photographer has been discovering remote places around Wellington’s East Harbour, South and West Coast, the Kapiti Coast and South Wairarapa in the last three years capturing its rugged beauty in magnificent light settings.
“I chose this region because locals can easily connect with the places and perhaps learn to appreciate them in a new way,” Martin said. “Working outdoors means being at a place of peace, harmony and happiness to me. “While I’m out in nature observing my surroundings and the changing weather, I can easily connect to everything around me,” he said.
Ethnic business community meets in Auckland The country’s ethnically diverse business community gathered for EPIC NZ (Ethnic People in Commerce) in Auckland last week. Minister for Ethnic Communities Judith Collins was present and explained how diversity was essential for the growth of New Zealand’s businesses. EPIC NZ strengthens links between government and the ethnically diverse business community, while providing valuable insights into digital disruption, innovation, and how to succeed in an ever changing global economy. “We want to ensure all businesses have the opportunity to realise the benefits from innovation and diversity. Office of Ethnic Communities hosted the event on Friday.
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The photograph titled Boom Rock pictures the sunset over Mana and Kapiti Islands, as seen from the hills above Boomrock on Wellington’s West Coast. PHOTO: © Martin Warenczuk 2017
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Matariki shines in Wainui Children from Arakura School were excited to perform in front of a home crowd last Thursday as part of Matariki. More than 200 parents, teachers and friends turned up to watch the concert featuring the school’s choir and kapa haka group. Matariki signals the Maori New Year. Photos: DANIEL WHITFIELD ABOVE: (from left to right) Megan Brinfield, Jazmyn Warbrick, Addison Bevan, Ezekiel Malcolm, Ryan Brinfield, James Anderson, Rayden Wormington, and Finn Madsen. LEFT: (from left to right) Jackson Louwrens, Ryshia Leota, Daniel Te Mataku, Izik Brosnahan, Maiah Dickson,Angel McMillan, Matthew Rameka, Jorjah Giles, Aoife Madsen, Jacobus Tanis, Dishita Shankar, Madison Gray, Mea’ole Ma’I, Charlotte Brosnahan, Claudia Fennell, Olivia Bruce, Charnce Toa, Jordan Tavai, Aayla Toman, Mishaela Kea, Kayla Little, Nicholas Grace, and Jamie Johnson.
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Martin started his photography career when he was nine. “Our neighbour was a photographer and took me under his wings,” Martin said. “He also gave me my fi rst camera, however, he didn’t teach me how to use but rather encouraged me to develop my own technique.” Today Martin has developed a talent for bringing out vivid colours in his photography that resemble colours in a painting. In conjunction with the exhibition Martin launched his first book titled Journey Along The Coast with more than 100 photographs. It is the first one in a series of Martin’s landscape photography publications, and he has already started to work on the next book.
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Pupils Shiloh Barton, 10, Ella Sue, 8, Kereru Kohere, 9, Santanna Tuitama, 8, Jae-Lee Stapp, 8, Lee Kahui, 9, Antariksh Anand, 9, Kaleb Tia, 8, Ella Robertson, 10, and Nyah Brouwer, 8, dance at Polyfest. PHOTO: ANDRE CHUMKO
Lights, camera, action for Fernlea School pupils By Andre Chumko MASSEY JOURNALIST STUDENT
It was lights, camera, action for Fernlea School pupils on Monday night when they took the stage at Polyfest 2017. The festival, held at Taita’s Walter Nash Centre, runs from July 3-7 and sees 43 schools and centres from across the Hutt Valley giving 46 performances over five nights. Fernlea School is one of three Wainuiomata schools participating in the event, in addition to Wainuiomata
Intermediate School and St Claudine Thevenet School, set to perform on Thursday. Principal Tony Field said it was Fernlea School’s first time at Polyfest. “The kids have been working extremely hard. We built on a lot of years of hard work to get them to where they are now and we’re really excited about having them be part of this pretty special occasion.” Polyfest is attended by about 1200 people each night and incorporates Pasifika song and dance with kapa haka performances.
Field said the school had spent the entire year preparing for the event, holding kapa haka lessons every Friday and “polishing” sessions for the last two weeks. This year the festival was held in support of the ‘go to H20’ movement, a campaign which encouraged children to drink water instead of soft drinks. Each year about 330 children under 13 receive dental treatment while under general anaesthesia at Hutt Hospital, a figure which has increased by 60 per cent in the last 10
years. Te Awakairangi Health Network health promotion team leader Tanya Radford said how people look after their children’s teeth would affect how their teeth will be as adults. “The message is simple for families to follow, make sure baby teeth are brushed for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.” Field said his pupils were happy to perform for such a cause. “They’re just bubbling with excitement.”
Funding granted for Eastbourne’s MIRO Chris Bishop, National candidate for Hutt Valley was delighted that Eastbourne’s Mainland Island Restoration (MIRO) will receive a $35,000 Government grant. The grant, announced in June by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson, will help MIRO reduce predator numbers within the Eastbourne and Eastern Bays area. “The volunteers who run MIRO do incredible work protecting our local wildlife from predators,” Bishop said. “It’s fantastic to see their hard work recognised by a significant grant. The three-year education and trap-loaning project it will fund is going to make a big difference to our local environment.” MIRO’s Sally Bain presented on the group’s predator trapping work at a meeting Bishop held late last year. Bishop said the group had a big target of having one in five households in the Bays to be actively involved in trapping rats on their properties. He also mentioned that the group was going to work with Hutt City Council to control other predators such as stoats and involve local schools through the Enviroschools programme. “The positive impact to our native birds, such as the banded dotterel, is going to be just fantastic and I think we’ll see the next generation of MIRO volunteers come out of this raring to get New Zealand to its Predator Free 2050 goal,” Bishop said.
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Mayor Ray Wallace After more than 1,000 public submissions and two days of public hearings, Council last month agreed on the final shape of the 2017-2018 Annual Plan. The Annual Plan outlines the key projects and initiatives that will be delivered over the coming year and beyond. Of particular interest to Wainuiomata residents will be the commitment to fund in principle a new $7 million community hub in Wainuiomata based on a similar model to the Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub and Taita’s Walter Nash Centre. Council will next year as part of the Long Term Plan finalise that actual start date. A Sportsville in Wainuiomata is also one step closer, with approval to progress design and business case work this year. Sportsville projects are a partnership initiative to bring multiple sports clubs into one location, to reduce operating costs and share resource between clubs. Council for some time has been concerned at the state of the Wainuiomata Mall and has made changes to its Development Remissions Policy so that positive changes can be made by the mall owners. Recently, at the invitation of Member of Parliament Chris Bishop, I attended a meeting to discuss with Chris, the new owners and their representative. It was a very productive meeting. Watch this space. As you can see, this year’s Annual Plan continues our programme of rejuvenation and investment in infrastructure following strong community support as part of our consultation on the plan. These significant projects will stimulate long-
term economic and social growth in our city and contribute to making Lower Hutt a great place to live, work and play. Council has committed an additional $39 million to the incredibly important RiverLink project over the next fifteen years. RiverLink is a joint venture between Greater Wellington Regional Council, New Zealand Transport Agency and Hutt City Council to deliver better flood protection, lifestyle and transport links for the people of Lower Hutt. Council’s part of the project includes the development of a riverside promenade on the Hutt River to enable better connection between the CBD and Hutt River. Council has also committed to funding the refurbishment of the Rona Bay and Days Bay wharves and additional funding was approved for infrastructure work at Petone Library, Naenae Pool, the Dowse Art Museum and the Hutt Recreation Ground. All in all, a big year ahead! Until next time, take care.
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Rachael Burnel, Lower Hutt “Spending time with family.”
Pam Smith, Lower Hutt “Go on bush walks, drive to the coast and hopefully see some seals, or go to the movies.”
Cassidy Ruscoe, Lower Hutt “I have four children so I have to find something that suits them all. Usually it’s something that’s active.”
Penny Hargraves, Lower Hutt “Go see family.”
Catherine Wong, Lower Hutt “Holidays have always been home time.”
Pete Wheeler, Lower Hutt “Sending the children to the mother-in-law.”
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Dear editor, I was bemused to read an article in last week’s Wainuiomata News under the heading “Student Achievement”, which carried the line quoting an analyst stating that “Student achievement in Wainuiomata had been declining”. Either “fake news” is alive and well in the Nui, or the analyst has been reading our results upside down! On the High School’s website (www.wainuiomatahigh.school. nz) under the “About Us” tab there is a section headed “News”; click on our #19 – 30 June 2017
Newsletter, and you will see three graphs, prepared not by us but by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, showing the High School’s NCEA results over the past five years – all of which have been improving. What the graphs show is a reflection of the effort we have put into place in recent years to change the culture of the High School, where academic achievement is valued and celebrated and where students are part of a vibrant and supportive school. Remember that the graphs
show averages – we are also proud of the increasing number of our students who are gaining “Excellence” or “Merit” endorsements for their NCEA qualifications – from 33 in 2014, to 44 in 2015, to 71 in 2016. Our parents are aware of some of the many strategies we have put into place to achieve this improvement in results – introducing Longer Learning Times; setting up a Manaaki Class structure which mentors and supports students; introducing PB4L; making sure we have a variety of subjects so all students
can enjoy success as they move through the school; a range of pastoral services in place to support our students; celebrating success; to name a few. Most importantly however, is an increasing belief our students are developing that they can succeed, and the increasing engagement and effort they are putting into their studies. To suggest that student achievement is declining is an insult to their efforts and aspirations. Martin Isberg Principal, Wainuiomata High School
Poor reporting on school achievement Dear Editor, Last weeks story in the Wainuiomata News about student achievement was an appalling piece of journalism. In April this year a colleague and I presented our findings about a na lysis of st udent achievement across Wainuiomata to the Community Board. Our presentation focused on two findings: 1. raising achievement across the valley is a Community problem and that schools cannot do this by themselves, and 2. raising achievement over the next 5-10 years can be the
catalyst for improving the social and economic outcomes of the people living in Wainuiomata over the next 10-20 years Our intention was to stimulate discussion about building community support for raising achievement across the valley to improve the social and economic outcomes of the people in Wainuiomata. To provide context we also presented analysis about the current levels of achievement and At Risk Children. Last weeks story did not talk about the focus of our presentation, instead the reporter chose
to focus on declining achievement and At Risk Children. We believe the reporter sought to deliberately mislead readers by focusing on negative data in our presentation and ignoring the thrust of the presentation. The reporter also said we stated that achievement was declining. This was false, we did not have the data to determine whether achievement was increasing, declining or static. The report about the number of At risk children was also wrong. The reporter approached us after our presentation indicating that he wanted to write a
story. We spoke several times in April and I suggested that he talk to the school Principals about this and stressed the need to focus on raising achievement to improve outcomes for the Wainuiomata Community. We never heard back from the reporter until last weeks story was published. Given the thrust of our presentation it is difficult to imagine what would motivate a reporter to deliberately mislead the community, and lie about what was said. It is also difficult to understand why the Wainuiomata
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Brownies help puppeteer ahead of festival A puppeteer has been helping Kai Arahi Brownies get creative in Wainuiomata. Anna Bailey has been working with the group to make a large morepork/ruru puppet along with several smaller native birds for the Wild Arrivals parade at the Hutt Winter Festival –– on Saturday, July 23. Anna said the group from Kai Arahi Brownies had been working hard over the last few months to complete the project and will use the experience to get their performing arts badge. The brief for the project was to create a creature that represented their group. Kai Arahi Brownies is split into six groups, each named after a bird. Anna said the decision was made to create one of the birds as the large puppet for the festival. “It was great working with this group and the weekend workshops were especially fun when a lot of parents came along and pitched in too, adding their own skills to the mix. I think everyone was surprised
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Volunteers at Hutt Hospital were celebrated last month as National Volunteer Week (June 18-24) rolled around once again. There were several in-
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