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Opportunity of a lifetime

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Fenella Hake is living her dream of playing international rugby. The former Wainuiomata girl is part of a team that will represent Australia at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland next month. “[It’s] pretty much a dream. I still feel like it’s not real,” the 27-year-old said. This is the first time Hake has made the world cup squad and the second time being selected for the Australian women’s rugby team – the Wallaroos. Continued on page 2. Fenella Hake is excited about her opportunity next month. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Continued from page 1. high school. She was selected for the “Even though I live in Ausside after performing well tralia, I’m a ‘Nui girl to the at a tournament held in June end.” where she played three test She admits she still loves matches for Australia against watching the updates about New Zealand, Canada and the Wainuiomata teams and England. the younger ones coming up “It’s funny how things turn through the ranks. out, as I dreamt of being “It all starts at grass roots a Black Fern when I was level so it’s encouraging to younger. I’m just happy to be see so many young ones able to have the opportunity playing in the green and to play at the top level. I’d black.” like to use this opportunity When asked what she was to showcase myself and get most looking forward to in the chance to travel and regards to her venture in play in different countries,” August, Hake said meeting Hake said. and playing against the best Ha ke sta r ted playing female players in the world rugby when she was six- was something she was exyears-old. Her first team cited about; improving her was Wainuiomata. game was another. Fenella Hake stands with her team mates. Photo: SUPPLIED Hake attended Wainuioma“Like I said, it’s something ta High School from 2003 to I’ve always dreamt of doing, ing rugby in Wainuiomata is to beats talent when talent doesn’t 2007, where she’s recorded playing rugby at the top make the most of the opportunities work hard,’ which is something I’ve in sport quite a bit. She was level, so to have this chance rugby throws at you. learnt along the way. also sports woman of the “Work hard to always better youris amazing.” “Enjoy the memories and the peoCUSTOMER THE VEIN SPECIALISTS LTD PUBLISHING 06/05/17 year for her last few years at self. Like the quote says, ‘hard work Hake’s advice for girls playple you meet along the way too.” SALES REP SCHRISTENSEN PUBLICATION YOUR WEEKEND DPT DESIGNER OUTSOURCER PROOFED 4/05/2017 10:31:37 a.m. AD ID WE-7625516AB (100%)


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Bishop and Kaye hand out books in Pomare National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop joined Minister of Education Nikki Kaye at Pomare School recently at a Duffy Books presentation as part of Government Book Week. Duffy Books in Homes provides five free books per year to all children on the programme. During Government Book Week, the Government funds one book per child on the Duffy Books programme. As part of this week nearly 100,000 students

will be getting new books. “It was awesome to present a box of books to each class at Pomare School. Getting our young people to develop a love of reading early in their lives is so important – and that’s what Duffy Books is all about,” Bishop said. “Pomare gave us a very warm welcome – their singing was fantastic!” “It was great to give these students an opportunity to be inspired by new and exciting books, helping build the reading skills vital to Chris Bishop and Nikki Kaye get hugs from students at Pomare School. their future success.” Photo: SUPPLIED

Wainui stalwart remembered By Dan Whitfield

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Community was Ian Sullivan’s life. From the day Ian moved to Wainuiomata from Gisborne, he was always involved in something around town. Ian even kept himself busy in retirement by helping out in and around his new community in Queensland, Australia. “As busy as he was, he was always around. He was your normal dad – and was a really good father,” said his daughter, Lisa Sullivan, who still lives in Wainuiomata. However, the Wainuiomata stalwart unfortunately passed away in July 2016 because of cancer. Ian was in his 70s when he died. His involvement in Wainuiomata, stretched from clean ups, collections for charities, helping young people learn to drive and painting the homes of the elderly. He helped on school fundraisers and board of trustees, and was even part of the committee that

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established the Wainuiomata Summer Pool. He was also a long time member of Junior Chamber International (JCI) and Rotary, and worked for New Zealand Post from age 14. “He was completely for the community, and the one thing with dad was he always got the job done. He knew everyone,” Lisa said. “Because he was so into community, community service was drummed into us [Lisa and her brother Dean]. We were always taught to give back to the community and always helped out as much as we could.” Lisa said that because her dad was involved in so much, it was hard to pin point one thing he was known for. “Everyone knew him. It just depends on what he was doing.” Ian and his family lived in the third house on Lees Grove, was around when the mall opened and when Harry Martin was mayor of Wainuiomata.

inbrief news New community yoga class A new community yoga class offered to the Wainuiomata community will begin later this month. The class will be beginner friendly and will run every Tuesday, excluding school holidays, for an hour at the Supper Room in Wainuiomata Memorial Hall. It will start at 6.45pm and will commence on Tuesday, July 25. The first class is free.

10,000th visitor to He Tohu The new He Tohu exhibition at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa celebrated its 10,000th visitor recently. Tetini and Timana Pokoati, 12-yearold twins from Gisborne, were jointly given the honour of being the 10,000th and 10,001st visitors. He Tohu, a new permanent exhibition of New Zealand’s iconic constitutional documents, opened to the public on 20 May 2017.  Since then over 1,000 school children have come through the doors, along with teachers, families, overseas dignitaries and international and local tourists. 

Consented discharge at Hinemoa Street Due to the extreme rainfall last Thursday, untreated sewage from the Hinemoa St and Malone Rd sewage pumping stations overflowed into the Waiwhetu Stream. Overflow from the Hinemoa St pumping station stopped at on Friday. Overflow from the Malone Rd pumping station stopped on Thursday. Warning signs were erected advising against swimming in, or fishing from the stream. Water quality testing was happening over the last few days.

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Dress It Up!  Inspired by the world of wearable art?  Come along and design your own unique character, then find out how to create their costume using common household items. Dress it up! is for ages 13 and over, and is held at the Wainuiomata Community Library today, Wednesday, July 19 from 1pm-2pm. This event is part of Beyond the Page, a literary festival for children and youth on from 8-23 July.

Gambling venues need to do more Gambling venues are doing better at helping problem gamblers but need to do much more, says Internal Affairs’ director of gambling compliance, Gareth Bostock. The Department conducted another mystery shopper exercise late last year to assess how well venue staff were fulfilling their Gambling Act obligations for preventing and minimising gambling harm. The first exercise was in 2014. The Department is using its latest mystery shopper research to target its regulatory activity and help the sector lift performance.

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It was difficult to see the hills that separated Wainuiomata from the rest of the Hutt Valley last week as a cold front moved up the country. Though the far south of the South Island felt the brunt of the wintry temperatures, Wainuiomata had its own taste of ‘Jack Frost’. Mountains that make up the Rimutaka Forest Park had a dusting of snow thanks to a forecast of sleety showers. Rainfall also caused flooding in some parts of Wainuiomata, including in front of people’s driveways along Parkway and in grassed areas towards the end of Coast Road. Windy conditions on Thursday also caused havoc with numerous reports of trampolines ending up in trees, wrapped around lampposts or ending up in other people’s backyards. New Zealand Transport Agency advised people to keep the weather and road closures in mind when travelling last week. All East by West ferry sailings were also cancelled late last week. The Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Horowhenua and the Manawatu regions

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were among the areas of Wellington that experienced heavy rainfall and high winds. Meteorologist April Clark, from MetService, said it was essentially a low with cold southerlies. “The low just meant for us in Wellington heavy rain and

really strong winds. It’s normal that we get these kinds of storms here, it happens about once a year,” she said. The highest recorded wind speed across Wellington was 167kmh at Mount Kaukau. “Wainuiomata is a bit more sheltered but it can get quite

gusty there.” She said Wainuiomata had a wind speed of 31kmh however, gusts would have been higher. “We’re getting towards the end of winter so it’s likely that this was the last big weather event for the season, but weather is always changing.”

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Wainuiomata Community Library is hosting awesome Lego events over the remainder of this year. Children will be encouraged to make Lego creations at the library and become a Lego Legend! The first event is on Thursday, July 27, from 4pm-5pm. Later events will be on August 31, September 28, October 26, and November 23.


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Budding ballerinas and aspiring swing dancers will get the chance to burn off school-holiday steam this Friday at a charity children’s ball at The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt. Event organiser for community group Greenstone Doors Hayley Jeffrey said funds raised from the ball will go towards the upkeep of their community facility in Lower Hutt. Greenstone Doors is an organisation which provide support and assistance to families, children and pregnant women.

Jeffrey said she hoped any excess money raised would go toward providing free counselling services. “We would love to be able to offer counselling services for free, but at the moment we need to try to just keep the lights on,” she said. Starting from 5.30 and open to all ages, the ball will host ballet and swing lessons for children. A live jazz band, face painting and a limousine for photo shoots will also be there.  Tickets are $2.50 per child and $20 for an adult. Contact Hayley at greenstonedoors+tickets@gmail. com or visit 15 Dudley St, Lower Hutt to buy.



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Stories of success for high school Wa i nu io m a t a H ig h School has finished term two with multiple stories of success. Ethan Kamana, Amber Felise, Harlem Gaudin, and Dawne Aroha Rihare-Moeahu were selected to attend Te Wero Pakahi (The Business Challenge). Te Wero Pakihi exposes students to a variety of activities and business workshops that allows them to engage directly with entrepreneurs/business leaders. The four from Wainuiomata were chosen from over 24 schools who participated in MAIBIZ in the last 12 months. Te Wero Pakihi provides

a business experience, is fun, interactive, practical and useful to help younger generations unleash their potential in the world of business. They were acknowledged in the high school’s newsletter. Wa i nu io m a t a H ig h School also congratulated Jerry Zhou on competing at the 2017 New Zealand Spelling Bee recently. Zhou scored 74 and was among the top 200 spellers in the country from the 80 schools nationwide that entered the competition. He is set to compete in the semi-finals for the lower North Island in August. The top 18 semi-finalists

will then advance to the 2017 New Zealand Spelling Bee final in October. Joel Carman was also mentioned in the high school’s newsletter after he was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Association cross-country team. He will be competing in Tasmania, Australia in August. Shivjesh Nair competed in the Manawatu Karate Championships recently, taking home first place in sparring and second place in kata. He is part of the Wellington Region Karate Academy and is currently working towards his black belt.


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Homes Ltd. Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Neville Hyde said the award is unique and celebrates those enduring businesses that have made significant contributions to the economic and social fabric of the region. “The eight businesses join an illustrious group of regional businesses

previously inducted into the Business Hall of Fame. The passion exuded by all of the representatives of the inducted businesses speaks volumes for the reasons of their business success.” Wellington Region Business Hall of Fame is celebrated every July with eight inductees per annum.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you do on rainy days?

Paige Tiatia, Jess Cardoso Molloy, Taita Stokes Valley “Movies and chocolate “Well if it’s rainy there is with friends.” three things: sit down next to the fire with my bible and a cuppa tea; watch CSI or mentalist on Netflix; or paint.”

Courtney King, Gisborne “I like to sit down with a good cup of coffee watching a few movies.”

Tegan Workman, Upper Hutt “My favourite activity would be watching movies in bed, either by myself or with friend, or my niece.”

LETTERS to the editor 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.

RIGHT: Josh Junior holding the America’s Cup. BOTTOM: Fans of Team New Zealand – and Josh Junior – lined the streets of Wellington on Tuesday. PHOTOS: Emma McAuliffe

Henry Baird, Tawa “Listening to music.”

Drone film festival entries still open Excited about Hairspray Dear Editor, It was great to see in last week’s Wainui News that the little theatre were holding auditions for Hairspray. I really enjoyed their last production of Sweeny Todd and I’m glad to see them taking on another big show. I can’t wait to see it. Theatre Lover, Wainuiomata

Drones are a new vision of cinematography and a unique way of capturing the world from above. That said, entries are still open for the Drone Film Festival Australia and New Zealand (DFFANZ). 2017 will see Drone Film Festival Australia and New Zealand screen across Australian and New Zealand from September to November. It will officially kick off during the Darwin International Film Festival.

America’s Cup returns to NZ Wellingtonians welcomed home the America’s Cup last week as the Team New Zealand paraded through Wellington City. Hundreds lined streets to catch a glimpse of their heroes and the America’s Cup, also known as the Auld Mug.  Were you there? What are you America’s Cup memories? Email

Ruby Gardner, Wainuiomata “Favourite rainy day activity is baking or putting Louis Armstrong on the vinyl and drinking tea.”

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Reporter’s desk Every week our reporter Daniel Whitfield breaks news stories and meets locals throughout Wainuiomata. Each week he also shares a few tales from his travels. How crazy was the weather this week? I don’t think I took my jacket off once over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wainuiomata was definitely cold, wet and windy; and there was even a dusting of snow on the ranges that surround Wainuiomata. This got me wondering, has Wainuiomata ever been completely covered in snow? If you have pictures, I’d love to see them. A highlight of my week was definitely chatting with Lisa Sullivan about her amazing, community-focused dad, Ian Sullivan. The man was involved in everything and even when he retired, he didn’t stop. Ian unfortunately passed away in July 2016 however that does not stop us remem-

bering all the things he did for Wainuiomata. Clean ups, collections, helping young people learn to drive, school fundraisers and board of trustees. This guy was everywhere there was a need. It would be great to see more people like this in today’s generation. Now I’m not saying there aren’t people like Ian in Wainuiomata, it just feels like we’re losing these types of people in communities today. More people need to be friendly, helping, kind and caring. It reminds me of the Mark 12:31: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” If people truly cared and went out of their way for people in need, think how much greater New Zealand would be.

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Wrestlers unite Wainui Wainuiomata came alive with a night of wrestling over the weekend. He Toa Sports hosted the wrestling contest. Jade Priest and Jeremy Sullivan were Wainuiomata’s own superstars in the ring. They were part of about 15 wrestlers

that got into the ring at Wainuiomata Memorial Hall on Saturday night. Organiser Martin Stirling said it was a good night. The new heavyweight champion was Chad Howard.

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Gardening & OUTDOOR LIVING Myrtle rust is hibernating The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Department of Conservation (DOC) are stepping up the fight against myrtle rust introducing legal restrictions on the movement of myrtle species plants and green waste out of an area of the Taranaki region. MPI’s Myrtle Rust Response Incident Controller David Yard says to help control any spread of myrtle rust from the most infected area around Waitara, MPI has imposed a Controlled Area extending 10km out from the known infected properties. During the cold winter months, myrtle rust symptoms are suppressed and it was proving difficult to get a good measure of exactly where the disease is present and the scale of the outbreak, David explained. “We could be dealing with an extensive outbreak, but there remains some possibility we may only have a small level of infection that could ultimately be eradicated. “Until the weather warms up and any infection present becomes much more visible, we need to do everything possible to contain and destroy it in the areas we know about.”


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Wednesday July 19, 2017


Good conditions, poor outcome By Dan Whitfield

Perfect conditions did not help Wainuiomata as the team came up short against Old Boys University on Sunday, losing 56-22. Old Boys University took the lead in the first half. The halftime score was 22-10. Wainuiomata’s points came from John Monu, Nash Fiso-Vaelei, Daniel Cherry and Eden Monu. Frae Wilson kicked one conversion. Old Boys University’s Regan Verney crossed the line for two tries on Saturday. Jonathon Fuimaono also scored, as did Matt Fowler and Dale Sabbaragh. Sabbaragh kicked six conversions and three penalties. Round seven sees Wainuiomata travel to Porirua to play against Northern United. This game will be held at Jerry Collins Stadium on Saturday, July 22. Kick off will be at 2.45pm.

Dion Leolofi runs the ball up for Wainuiomata. Photo: DAN WHITFIELD

Running in memory of best mate Nick Gray completed a gruelling 42 kilometre trail marathon in memory of his best mate. The Wainuiomata man took part in the Wellington Urban Ultra 2K over the weekend to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy New Zealand and to support others going through what took the life of his friend, Ricky Groenewegen. The event was a 42km trail-running endurance event around the hills of Wellington – with the ‘2k’ standing for the elevation over the 42km race. He completed the event in nine hours. Gray said both he and Groenewegen grew up in Wainuiomata and enjoyed the same activities.

“We used to hang out together, go on bush walks, and holidays; I even lived at his house at one stage,” Gray said. Gray said it was when his friend turned five when he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. “As his condition progressed, he went into a manual wheelchair and then into a power chair. “While I was staying at his house I used to take care of him. “He needed help turning over in bed at night and other simple tasks like picking things up or making himself a cup of tea. “Rick was my best friend and still is even though he is now on the other side.” Gray said their friendship

made him a stronger and a more focused and caring person. He said he doesn’t take for granted the fact he can walk, but instead takes advantage of each day he lives. “Even though Rick knew he would die, he was always positive.” In lead up to the event, Gray was running over 40km a week. Gray had raised $310 through a Givealittle campaign when the Wainuiomata News went to print on Tuesday. The Wainuiomata man has been running seriously for about eight years. Gray has in the past run the Auckland Marathon and completed the Tough Guy Challenge twice.

Nick Gray completed a gruelling run on Saturday in memory of his best mate. Photo: SUPPLIED

Mixed results for Ulalei Ulalei 1 won against Convent Old Girls 1 60-51 in the premier one grade over the weekend. They remain on equal points at the top with Upper Hutt Maidstone United 1 and Naenae Collegians United White. Ulalei 1 remain in the running for playoffs at the end of the season. In the premier two grade, Ulalei 2 lost to High School Old Girls 2, 65-35. The young team consisting of sec-

ondary school girls struggled against their more senior and experienced opponents but continued playing hard winning the final quarter. Games this week will be played on Saturday, July 22. Ulalei 1 play Upper Hutt Maidstone United 1 at 9.00am, and Ulalei 2 face Convent Old Girls 2 at 10.30am. All games are played at Walter Nash Centre.

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Mayweather, McGregor, Money and Mayhem If ever there was a better example of why boxing is failing to draw the eyeballs it once did, the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor circus has been all you need to see. Mayweather, a charismatic talker, yet boringly undefeated boxer will put his undefeated 49-0 record on the line against the biggest name in mixed martial arts, McGregor, who has an equally charming way with words but can also back it up in the octagon. The silver tongued, inked up fighter from Ireland will don the bigger boxing gloves on August 26 in Las Vegas in a bout dubbed ‘The $180 Million Dance’. A title which has more truth to it the deeper you dig. The money value is the purse the two fighters will share and the dance is likely to be the reality with Mayweather having rather dull, defensive fights resembling more of a dance than a sporting contest. The duo has hurled insults at each other at a four-stop global press tour over the past week.

Racial profiling and gay slurs have all been part of it. McGregor even had the words ‘f___ you’ pin striped into a suit he was wearing. The pair has thrown plenty of insults towards each other but to me, it all looks a little forced. I don’t believe either of them hates each other. I know I couldn’t hate someone that I was making $180 million with. Quite frankly I fully expect the duo share a wink and a nod backstage after these press conferences. Kiwis can expect to pay north of $50 for the fight, which is actually a fraction of what Americans will have to pay to view it but is there any value? That’s up to the individual - I’m on the fence about watching it. What happens once it’s over? Mayweather beats McGregor at Mayweather’s own sport or McGregor beats a semi-retired Mayweather and then goes back to MMA? Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is in for another money grab and people are set to cough it up in bucket loads.


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Elevated & capturing afternoon sun, this 3 bedroom home has had a makeover. Brand new carpet & lino throughout, the interior has also been repainted. Modern kitchen/dining, bathrooom with separate bath & separate shower. Spacious lounge with good indoor outdoor flow with French doors leading out onto the deck, from here is easy access to the bbq area, fantastic for entertaining during the summer.

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