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Raukawa Community Centre opened this week after years in the making. The centre is the product of the Strathmore 44 project, which aimed to find out what people in the community of Strathmore Park wanted for their suburb. What followed was collabo-

ration between the people of Strathmore Park, Wellington City Council, Housing New Zealand and Wellington Police to create the outreach community centre at 63 Raukawa Street. The modern centre features a community garden and reserve next door for community gatherings. Continued on page 2.

Students from Kahurangi Primary School perform at the opening. In back: Amy McNaughton, Cherie Bishop and Bella Verkerk. In front: Jorjah Kameta-Hiroki and Frances Laki. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

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Artist pleased with studios win By Emma McAuliffe

Soraya Edwards with some of her work in Matariki- a Constellation of Artists Artists. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

Island Bay resident, Soraya Edwards, is one of the many residents to benefit from Pablos Art Studios, which won a Arts Access Award on Tuesday night. Pablos Art Studios was awarded the Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2017, for its focus on artists and the pathway it provides from isolation to social inclusion, innovative programmes and community outreach and the opportunities it offers for artists to showcase and sell their work. Soraya had been with Pablos Art Studios for over a year and a half and had work showing in the ROAR! Gallery’s current exhibition- Matariki- a Constellation of Artists. She said she enjoyed working in a range of different

mediums. “I do abstract painting, make jewellery, out of bone and clay and digital collage,” Soraya said. “I also paint on objects and furniture; I like using wood. It’s kind of like up-cycling. I repair objects, paint them and give them love. I want my art to be used. “Function and form are really important to me- I love stuff you can just touch. A lot of people can get quite precious about art work but I don’t really get that same attachment.” Soraya said she had been creating art her whole life. “My earliest memories are of trying to paint the sun. “I remember getting frustrated with the paint because of its opacity,” she said. She said she had enjoyed her time with Pablos Art Studios

and believed they deserved the award. “The team here is incredibly supportive. They organise great workshops and they’re very good at helping artists create work and execute their ideas and vision. “I really appreciate that they always make time for the artists and there’s a lot of opportunity to exhibit work for the public to see it,” she said. The annual Arts Access Awards are New Zealand’s national awards for celebrating the achievements of individuals and organisations providing opportunities for people with limited access to engage with the arts as artists and audience members. They also recognise the achievements of an artist with a disability, sensory impairment or lived experience of mental illness.

Chef top of the capital Miramar chef Francis Motta has won the Chef of the Capital title and will now be headed to Auckland at the end of the month to compete in the New Zealand Hospitality Championships. This year was the first time the chef lecturer at Le Cordon Bleu Wellington, had taken part in the Wellington Regional Salon. Francis started cooking at age 14 and worked his way up to several Michelin starred restaurants in France and stints around the world. Three dishes guaranteed his Chef of the Capital win, including an entrée, main and dessert, all completed within three hours using products unique to or grown in the Wellington region. Francis created ravioli using porcini found on Mt Victoria and paua from Worser Bay.

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A Kingston woman has her first exhibition on in over a decade, and it coincides with her 93rd birthday. Patricia Fry’s exhibition, A View to Life, celebrates her career as an artist and features work from all her active years. The exhibition opened on June 27, Patricia turned 93 two days later. Her art career began with a chance meeting with Barc Helen Crabb, an icon of the local art scene - who invited her to classes run from her Hobson Street studio where the importance of drawing and study was established. “I started learning to paint about 70 years ago,” Patricia explained. “Barc was the only person to know in the Wellington art scene then. “If you wanted to become

a painter at although you had to go to the continent (Europe).” Patricia’s exhibition is broken into several sections, including family, landscape, portraits and nudes. “In my day nudes were the first thing you did,” Patricia said. “They don’t teach it these days. “Young people don’t get the same opportunity.” She described her type of art as being “Pat-ism”. “I paint entirely what I choose to do.” Patricia’s exhibition would be running until July 10. “I’m just amazed it all came together,” Patricia said.  A View to Life is currently showing at Potocki Paterson Art Gallery, first floor 41 – 47 Dixon Street.

Council budget signed off Wellington City Councillors unanimously voted to pass this year’s annual plan last week, delivering major investments for the city. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said he was proud of the council team behind his first budget as Mayor. “Last year, Wellingtonians sent a clear message they wanted an active, energetic council and we’ve tried to not waste a single second. “We’re building a bolder, more confident Wellington with a growing economy, affordable housing, plenty of well-paid jobs, and a thriving arts and culture scene,” he said.

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Maori stalwart buried at Tapu Te Ranga Marae An Island Bay community stalwart has been granted his final wish to be buried at Tapu Te Ranga Marae. Bruce Stewart, founder of Tapu Te Ranga Marae Island Bay died last Wednesday aged 80, surrounded by his family. The family said in a statement they were both sad he was no longer with them and relieved he was now at peace. They said Bruce’s last wish was to be buried on the land, which he developed for over 40 years at Tapu Te Ranga Marae. “The Marae would eventually go through a process to develop an urupa [burial ground], which would take some time. “For the meantime, the Stewart whanau engaged with the Ministry of Health to apply under urgency for burial in a ‘special place’ under ‘exceptional circumstances’ in a provision of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964.” The Ministry of Health granted the application last Thursday. Officers of Regional Public Health and Wellington City Council approved the proposed burial site yesterday afternoon, followed by the Mayor’s sign-off. “The Stewart whanau are grateful for the support we have received throughout this process and relieved that we can fulfil Matua Bruce’s wish to be buried on his whenua [land], where his journey will end.” Tapu Te Ranga Marae has a heritage listing in the Wellington District Plan as a noteworthy site of high significance.

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Bruce embarked on his vision of building an urban Marae in 1974, with “just $25 and a dream”. The Marae has delivered social services and work cooperatives for Maori who were moving out of the provinces and into the cities, including the homeless, unemployed and gang members. Today, the Marae serves the

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Renowned scientist pays zoo a visit Wellington Zoo and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) hosted Jane Goodall at the zoo last Tuesday. Jane was at the zoo to talk about the Roots and Shoots programme creating change all over the world. She also attended the signing of an MOU between JGI NZ and Wellington Zoo. Wellington Zoo and JGI NZ invited a number of educators and students from across Wellington to hear from Jane about the new student-driven conservation programme and learn how to get involved. “We were delighted that Jane, internationally acclaimed sci-

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. We asked people attending the opening of the Raukawa Community Centre what they thought about the new centre.

Stan Andis, Strathmore Park “Youth will benefit from this centre greatly. I can’t think of another community facility would match this.”

Clint Walker, Strathmore Park “It’s just fantastic to see and it’s heading the way we want for us in terms of community wellness.”

Emily Cox, Strathmore Park “It’s great to see. We’ll be working with the Wellington City Council to take over management and run as a partnership with Strathmore Park Community Centre.”

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Dani Mokomoko, Strathmore Park “I look forward to using it.”

Junior Uelese, Strathmore Park “It’s important for the community because I think this place has been a bit troubled so it will be good for the youth.”

LETTERS to the editor

More germs than in a toilet bowl

Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Dear Editor, I read with interest in the CSN June 22, page 12, which was headed “young at heart,” that Newtown Medical Centre was advertising their brand new state of the art machine, alias “a self-check-in kiosk.” This would enable a patient to skip the queue and presumably bypass reception. It stated that it was a process of simply popping in their details and pressing the submit

button. I had recently experienced a similar situation at the SCL Riddiford St. Laboratory collection centre, where in place of a receptionist, there was a keyboard and screen to register, after picking out the top number card provided. This year results from universal tests had found that shared electronic devices, such as key boards and touch screens, harboured more germs from use

by unwashed hands, than in a toilet bowl. Therefore, for that reason the advocation of these devices by our Health providers does somewhat surprise me. Further to a comment in this same article “that by getting straight to the point of your visit:” “Ensuring your loved ones remain happy and healthy this winter.” I can only hope so? Philippa Boardman, Kingston

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Cobham Drive cycleway Dear Editor, Well here we go again!!! $4 Million being wasted on a project that has no beneficial use to the motorist or the public as a whole. A quick head count on the of foot and cycle traffic using this route by the council on any given day should immediately send it back to the drawing board.

I a m a p p a l le d t h ey thought this was the most desired project wanted by ratepayers. Did Sarah Free (Eastern Ward Councillor) not learn anything from the Island Bay fiasco?. The Shelly Bay Intersection is already an accident waiting to happen and needs attention, (worse

when the new development starts). The traffic bottlenecks at the airport end roundabout and at the wind wand end of Cobham Drive. An overpass Ramp for cyclist, school, and foot traffic is needed now before the second Victoria tunnel goes in. Bob, Seatoun

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With the latest Saudi power play - oil prices will soon increase beyond previous levels, so with less polluting cars on our roads - Keep our trolleys! The new diesel buses are Not as clean as the manufactures claim! Martin Beck, Mornington

Will these new diesel buses still continue to perform to the same factory emission rates after six months on our Wgtn bus routes? Why have the Journos not fully investigated the manufactures new diesel bus emission rates used to justify the WRC incredible claims?

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Evans Bay Intermediate School My name is Louise Bray-Burns and I am privileged to be the Principal of Evans Bay Intermediate School in Kilbirnie. We are a specialist year 7 and 8 school focusing on the needs of early adolescents. Students at this stage are transitioning from primary school to college and EBIS is well placed to assist them over this time. Our students stay in their homeroom classes for the bulk of their lessons

so they have a strong link to one teacher. They spend two 90-minute blocks each week in the specialist rooms, rotating through the four specialists (Science, Art, Foods and Design Technology) each term, which is an excellent preparation for secondary education. We focus on expanding the horizons of all learners in the school and preparing our students to be

competent self-managers, creative thinkers, helping them to relate to others and to participate and contribute to both the school and the wider community. The staff at EBIS love this age group and ensure they prepare programmes to assist them to journey through adolescence to adulthood, supporting them on the way. If you would like to know more about

us please visit our website www.ebis. or call us on 9393247 if you have any questions. We look forward to supporting your family on the next phase of their journey.

working at the school. He was Deputy Principal from 2002 to 2006, and then returned as Principal, a role he has been in since 2011. “It’s not just a job for me,” he says. “I love St Mark’s. I couldn’t think of a better job in the world”.

Website: Phone: 04 385 9489

St Mark’s Church School Kent Favel is the Principal of St Mark’s Church School which is celebrating its centenary in September this year. It is the only coeducational independent school in Wellington, which educates boys and girls from Preschool right through to Year 8. Based at the Basin Reserve, St Mark’s is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary

Years Programme. St Mark’s has always been a coeducational school, and this is something which Kent proudly believes in. “Co-educational schools reflect the diversity of our society. This is boys and girls, learning and working together just like the world we live in”. St Mark’s is such a special place to Kent that this is his second time

South Wellington Intermediate School South Wellington Intermediate School is a specialist year 7 & 8 school focusing on the very specific needs of early adolescents. We retain a homeroom atmosphere with a strong link to one teacher. The homeroom teacher is responsible for Integrated Studies (English and Social Studies curriculum’s) and for maths. For other subjects students may move around the school, being taught by several

teachers during the week. In this way teachers are able to teach to their special strengths, and this increased specialisation is an ideal preparation for the child’s secondary education. All classes are arranged as mixed Year 7 and Year 8. Students will be challenged with opportunities to participate in a range of academic, cultural and arts programmes. At South Wellington Intermediate we

don’t see these two years as solely a time to prepare students for High School, but rather see it as a unique and special time where the journey into adolescence is valued. Students are supported to become independent learners, thinkers and actors, and the apron strings of Primary school are loosened to allow greater autonomy, exploration, inspiration and self management. We can’t wait

to share the next two years of your child’s learning journey with you. Website - Address - 30 Waripori st, Wellington 6023 Phone - 04 9399 872

ing 2017 ERO Review, above national average results and words like these from a St Anthony’s student: “We aim to be R.E.A.L (Respectful, Excelling, Aware, Learners) and our Principal shows us how.”

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St Anthony’s, Seatoun Jennifer Ioannou has been the Principal of St Anthony’s since October 2015. She is wellqualified and experienced in education, and knows how to make things happen to ensure the students at St Anthony’s receive a first-class education in a supportive environment. Jennifer actively leads the teaching team so that they meet clear

and high standards, have professional goals and are motivated to keep doing their best to help every student to achieve to the best of their ability and enjoy being at school. She focuses on solutions, positive continuous improvement, and is willing to get stuck in and work alongside the community. This great package is acknowledged in an outstand-

Cardinal McKeefry Catholic School Kia ora, I am Tania Savage, the Principal of Cardinal McKeefry School, a small year 1-8 Catholic primary school in the suburbs of Nothland/Wilton, situated 15 minutes from Wellington city centre. I have been fortunate to be part of Catholic education within Wellington for the past 18 years. Firstly as a staff member at St Francis Xavier, Tawa,

then as Deputy Principal at Holy Cross, Miramar. In July 2015 I was delighted to be appointed as Principal of Cardinal McKeefry School. As a product of a small country school in Timaru, I know the value in growing up in an environment that allows all students to take up leadership opportunities. I am privileged to be a member of the CMcK staff

who offer excellent academic education that is tailored to the individual. I have extensive experience leading digital technology within education and I am completing a Masters in Education at Victoria University. Phone: 04 475 3262 66 Albemarle Rd, Wilton/Northland

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Owhiro Bay School Kia Ora, My name is Tineke Giddy, I have been the leading learner at Owhiro Bay School for the past three years. With a roll of around 140 students from Years 1 to 6, I pride myself on knowing each student by name and as an individual learner. Owhiro Bay School is in the heart of the Owhiro Bay Learning Community, encompassing

Owhiro Bay Kindergarten and Nga Hau e Wha Cluster 28 RTLBResource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour. We are fortunate to have some of the largest play spaces and grounds in Wellington allowing students to experience and explore the natural environment. My skilled team teach multi-level classrooms offering a broad

range of learning opportunities within our whanau atmosphere. We model the values of respect, originality, confidence, kindness and success in it’s forms. Owhiro Bay School ROCKS! To find out more about us feel free to pop in or visit www.owhiro.

Miramar Christian School “We’re small but we do punch above our weight” Kevin Boyce has been Principal of Miramar Christian School for two years. Prior to MCS he was a Principals Advisor and Principal of three other New Zealand Schools. MCS is a state integrated school with attendance fees $620 ($150 per term). Our vision is to provide and promote a Christ centred environment where students experience God. We devel-

op personal commitment expressed through their Godly Character and Competence, allowing students to excel and realise their potential, which is also expressed through their involvement in our School and the local Community. What makes us special? We offer a number of extra-curricular activities: music [guitar and piano], computer programming and sports are a few options. We are about to introduce

a robotics’ programme and have a well established Kapa Haka group. We attend a local Intermediate for our Technology programme and have entries in International Academic and the local Science Fair competitions. We have a Peer Mediation system in place where we encourage pupils to help each other, talk together and work through difficulties. Senior pupils are appointed as Leaders of one

of our four School Houses, all pupils have training in public speaking skills and Seniors have the opportunity to prepare and lead weekly assemblies. Parents are encouraged to contact Kevin for the opportunity to spend the day at Miramar Christian School.

students also accepted at St. Bernard’s. St Bernard’s takes students from year one right throught to year eight, meaning there’s no disruption in their education and ensuring students are better prepared for college and the big wide world. St Bernard’s School – he ara ki to ao – a pathway to the world.

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St Bernard’s School A lot of people see smaller schools as offering less opportunities to their child, but at St. Bernard’s School in Brooklyn that is far from the truth. Andrew Pozniak, principal of St. Bernard’s since June 2016, sees the school’s small size as a benefit rather than hindrance.Offering a low student-to-teacher ratio, students recieve more one on one time

with staff, ensuring all students reach their full potential. Catholic values uderpin everything that goes on at St. Bernard’s School. Prayer, truth, scholarship, service, joy and family are the values that are encompassed not only by the students, but also by the staff and catholic community. All are welcomed and valued, with non-catholic

Miramar North School Joyce Adam, Principal of Miramar North School trained and worked in Australia at both public and private schools. Joyce has almost completed her Master In Educational Leadership and is Principal Appointments Advisor to Boards. She has been President of the Eastern Zone Principals Cluster for over 8 years. It is a privilege to serve Miramar North School. We have a vibrant and engaged community who add immense value to our sense of place, identity and school culture. Together, our mission is to nurture children who have strong values, community spirit and an ethic of service to others. As educators we have been given the extraordinary power to prepare children for a successful future in a rapidly changing world. We are witness to young people as they grow, change and reach their

potential in the 21st century. In keeping with this, our local curriculum is aligned with the broad concepts of active citizenship, sustainability, global connections, creativity and innovation—these concepts keep us focussed on the future. To successfully navigate an ever-changing future, it’s incumbent on us to build leadership capabilities in all our children. The Leadership Program at Miramar North School is based on the concept of Leading by Example on a daily basis. It aims to teach children that everyday actions between people is where leadership is shown and therefore leadership is within all of us. Leadership at MNS becomes even more exciting as we take up our roles within the eastern zone Community of Learners (CoL). The CoL initiative is perhaps the biggest whole system change to education since Tomorrow’s Schools way back in 1989.

The CoL framework enables schools to join together over common achievement challenges and share their expertise for addressing them. This sort of collaboration spreads professional development opportunities over a wider network of teachers and results in bigger student achievement gains. Therefore, the future of educational achievement, whilst remaining focussed on our individual schools, now extends to the ‘bigger us’. The talented Eastern Cluster Principals group already work closely on facilitating pathways through Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schooling so participating in the CoL is the next step for us. It is an exciting and motivating time to be an educator. There’s a real sense that we’re part of something special and not just the status quo in education. Phone - (04) 388 6657

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St Patrick’s College Neal Swindells is in his fourth year as Rector of St Pats Town. Neal was the Principal of St John’s College Hastings before moving to Wellington in 2014 to take up this position. It is a great privilege to lead St Patrick’s College, the oldest Catholic Boys school in New Zealand. Our vision is to be a Catholic community that empowers our

young men to become the best version of the person God created them to be. I have twenty years experience in Marist education where we work closely with our families, focus on developing the whole person and on helping our students become good men who will go on to be leaders in the communities in which they live. At St Pats we provide strong academic programmes and a huge

range of spiritual, sporting, cultural and social activities. We emphasise community, humility and service to others. Our students love their College and being part of the St Pats brotherhood. My role is to try to build community. Sectare Fidem: Hold firm to the Faith. Email: Website:

Wellington High School Wellington High School’s new Principal, Dominic Killalea, has been with the school as Deputy Principal since 2005. He stepped into his new role, at the progressive, co-educational, non-uniform school, in Term 2. Wellington High School has a roll of 1250 students and is located in the central city. Traditionally seen as strong in the arts and technology, there’s a lot more to the school than

meets the eye. At Wellington High School, students are encouraged to use the WERO value structure (Whanau, Excellence. Respect & Ora) to follow their dreams, whatever they may look like. The pursuit of excellence is tailor-made to the individual, ensuring all students are achieving their best, both in and out of the NCEA system. Wellington High School prides itself

on the many opportunities offered to students in all areas; academic, sporting, arts and technology. Students are also offered the chance to travel abroad. In 2017, trips include Singapore, Japan, Samoa, England, France and Nepal. Take a closer look and you might be surprised by the opportunities that await.

tribute to their own lives, and the future of our planet. We have to educate students to be literate and numerate, think critically about information, manage themselves and to participate and contribute. We are here to positively enrich children’s experiences in real life situations. I love being a principal, it is a

privilege to positively influence the lives of the people to whom I am responsible. Phone: (04)9390684 Email: office@miramarcentral.

Seatoun School Kia ora koutou, My name is John Western and I have been Principal of Seatoun School for nearly three years. Before coming to Seatoun, I have held Principal positions at Scots College, Queenstown Primary and Maungaraki Schools. I began my teaching career in Nelson and taught for many years at Hong Kong International School. I have a Masters in Educational Leadership and Information Communication Technologies. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, mountain biking, skiing, hanging out with my nearly grown up sons and spending time with my wife. I feel very lucky to be part of the team at Seatoun School. Our school caters for children from new entrants up to year eight and reflects Seatoun’s multi-cultural community. We have students from 26 nationalities and we are extremely proud of the safe, caring, family environment our full primary status provides.

We have a proud and continued tradition of being a focal point in the community and have always enjoyed a high level of community involvement. Seatoun School is about learning for everyone; children, parents and teachers - learning to know, learning to do, learning to live and learning to be. We aim to accomplish the primary goal of education - engendering a love of learning, a capability and confidence to learn and developing well rounded caring individuals who will make a positive difference in our society. We provide a comprehensive and modern curriculum which has a sound foundation in literacy and numeracy, has a wide variety of enrichment programmes and includes both the arts, effective home learning and STEM subjects. We creatively use technology in highly engaging and effective ways. Our children truly do love coming to school!

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Miramar Central School Our school vision is ‘Empowering our Children’. My job as Principal is to unpack what this might mean. We are educating our students for the future. This means effective communicators. Children need to know about social and global issues. We need to ensure that our children are on a planned pathway to con-

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I am very proud of our hardworking teaching and support staff at Seatoun School who consistently challenge themselves to be the best they can be and support all students. We aim to create a co-operative teaching and learning environment that is relevant, purposeful and challenging. We believe students need support to take risks and become independent learners. Being Principal of Seatoun School really is a privilege. Do come and visit us! 59 Burnham Street, Seatoun, Wellington Phone: (04) 388 7600 Email:


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Kilbirnie School students had the opportunity to celebrate Matariki last week. The school held its second annual celebration of the event last Thursday. Principal Tony Austin said as part of the event children would get to choose three activities to take part in during the day, which would include everything from art to poi making to pre-

paring soup and bread. The soup and bread were then served at the school’s evening event where the Kapa Haka group performed, followed by some star gazing. “The evening event was organised by our parent led group, ParentLink. “We are trying to express both Te Ao and Te Reo Maori and trying to express that commitment around the school,” Tony said.

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Nov. 2015 Trades and Services The British and Irish Lions behaved with low levels of cluding those in the familiar Large Bags Kindling $13 have now left Wellington for intoxication and no arrests. red windbreakers, gathered FOR ALL ELECTRICAL repairs and Large Bags Dry Pine/ Auckland for the last leg of “The crowd’s been fantas- at Civic Square to watch hardwood mix $14 installations by top-qualifi ed electrician with their New Zealand tour. tic,” he said. dancers, lights and even a bit record of over fifty years of giving locals the Free Delivery in Wainui The team played two games “We’ve really enjoyed po- of opera. of rugby while they were licing the Wellington leg of lowest cost “around-the-clock” service, just Mayor of Wellington Justin Our summer pools were Lester built bysaid us. he was pleased here, tying with the Hur- the tour. phone 977-8787 or 021-0717-674 or email Blends inthousands well did cause fuss. ricanes last Tuesday 31-31 “There’s been of no with what was on offer for Trades and Services hydro splash. and then beat the All Blacks Lions With fans in townslide overwill thecause theaLions. And to it many people 24-21. past week, and they’ve cre- dash. “Recut is the perfect event Situation Vacant Their last game will be ated a really Through bush weto twist and wiggle. funnative atmosphere. tie both Matariki and the this Saturday at Eden Park “It’s also great to see New Zealand Lions Frombeen the children bringsDHL a giggle. and would be the third game local fans engaging with our Series together, offering Severn days a week the place is open. against the All Blacks. visitorsHot andsummer embracing a spectacular display for dayssuch we all are hopen! The Lions and the All a special event.” all the family to enjoy and Blacks have won one game Meanwhile Wellington City showcasing the best of Weleach so far. Council kept fans entertained lington’s vibrant arts and 46 Waione St Petone Publicculture.” Notice Wellington Police said they between games with special Ph: 5685989 Open Sat 9am-3pm were pleased with the crowds at winter celebrations, including Formerly cpa spares THE DMatariki AY and Recut. the Wellington leg ofOF the tour.  Did you enjoy the Lions Wainuiomata Squash Club Wellington district opRecut took place on Friday tour in Wellington? Let us Funeral Director Recut wowed crowds during the Lions tour. PHOTO: Emma McAuliff e know at eration Lions commander evening and was the secondAGM N 51. J.K. Rowling 7.00pm Sports talk chose the Monday 30th November unusual At the Clubrooms name ‘Hermione’ Local club rugby teams Corner of Main Road so young are now half way through and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata girls the Jubilee Cup season. wouldn’t Both Oriental- Rongotai and Marist St Pats are in be teased Bringing the local news round this year, with for being Oriental-Rongotai sitting nerdy! to the community at fourth on the table after Be careful what you wish for if you will, that meant they were round four and Marist St because you might just get it. destined to win the second test. Situation Vacant Pats at number two. Rugby fans have what they want a There was the red card, the reshufMarist St Pats beat Hutt fle which meant Jerome Kaino was Old Boys Marist in their A solidBritish Lions tour decider. Fans of both teams, except me and subbed off for a midfielder on debut, game on Saturday 33-27. fellow die-hard All Blacks fans, and the wet weather allowed the LiOriental-Rongotai won wanted this outcome. ons to play their forward dominated their game at home at So dominant have the men in black game plan against seven forwards. the Polo Ground against been since 2011, that even their own Beauden Barrett’s suspect goal Wainuiomata, 13-3. fans would rather see a competitive kicking hurt us too. Alex Ropati and Malachai match than another black wash. The French referee was out of his Unasa scored the tries for Saturday’s 24-21 Lions win in depth and missed several calls. Oriental-Rongotai. Wellington was ugly to watch. The All Blacks kicked away too Round f ive would be The Lions deserved the win; they much ball, particularly late in the place this weekDeliverers Required in taking scored two tries to none. piece and with a seven point lead end, with Marist St Pats But they also had a man advantage with 13 minutes to go is generally taking to the fi eld against Area 1: Momona, Mohaka, Kawatiri -Wainuiomata Kaponga.and Orienfor 55 minutes. A red team win was enough to get the All Blacks home. the only logical outcome after Sonny The one question the Lions did not tal-Rongotai to play Old Bill Williams’ deserved red card. answer is if they can beat the All Boys University. The are Lions had every advantage Blacks 15 versus 15. 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