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St Patrick’s Catholic Church just got a whole lot stronger. The Stanley St church has recently completed a $700,000 redevelopment to give its building a 100 per cent approval rating under national building standards, up from a previous 19 per cent. Forty-six car parks were created as part of the redevelopment and stage two of the project, construction of a multi-purpose centre to hold 120 people, is scheduled to start early next year. Continued on page 2. Parishioner Jim Henderson and priest Marlon Maylon stand in front of the newly redeveloped St Patrick’s Church. Photo: ANDRE CHUMKO


Wednesday July 26, 2017

Newly redeveloped St Patrick’s Church reopens

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Continued from page 1. The church reopened after a 10-month redevelopment hiatus on June 3. Priest Marlon Maylon said he was overjoyed with the result. “When you see the church from the outside, it looks the same. But when you come into the church, it’s totally different,” Maylon said. The interior was renovated, including the installation of LED lighting, floor and wall insulation, earthquake strengthening brackets, new

ceiling and carpet and an internal heating system. A smaller side-chapel was also created, as well as a firstfloor room for Sunday school sessions and priestly duties, which is still under construction. “I talk to people when they enter and they say there is this ambience and feeling that it’s a church, and that’s the intention,” he said. When the original structure was built in the 1950s, it was intended to be a placeholder

which masses would be conducted in until enough money was raised to build a proper church. But this did not happen, and when Maylon first arrived from Australia in 2014, he made it his mission to get the place up to standard, despite it seeming like a far-fetched dream. “So many people were frustrated. Sixty years of waiting and nothing happened,” he said. Two years of collecting donations from parishioners,

in addition to a Holy Spirit Parish reserve, helped fund the redevelopment. While the redevelopment was happening, masses were run out of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, who offered to temporarily share their facility. Moores Valley Pilers and Movers shifted the building to its current position, alongside the help of parishioner Jim Anderson. Maylon said he was optimistic about raising the remaining $400,000 needed for stage two.

Healthy in the Hutt returns A family wellness event is returning to the Hutt Valley, with a specific event for Wainuiomata. Hutt City Council, Housing New Zealand (HNZ) and the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club are helping bring back the free event following the success of previous years. In 2016, more than 3000 people visited Healthy in the Hutt, a mini expo designed to provide information on health, wellness and services

to keep families warm and thriving throughout the year. Acknowledging the popularity, organisers have also decided to create a special event for Wainuiomata, called Wellness in Wainui. This will be held at the Wainuiomata Community Hall between 11am - 2 pm on Saturday 12 August. Helen Ora m, Hutt City Council’s divisional manager environmental consents, said working with Rotary and

Housing NZ in a community partnership is a great way to provide families simple tips to prevent illness and make their homes safer. The main event is happening at Walter Nash Centre, Taita this weekend. It starts at 11am and goes until 2pm. Some of the activities include the safety whare, a fire engine, face painting, competitions for kids, free health checks, advice and

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Residents to get free screening for bowel cancer Hutt Valley residents are among the first to get free screening for bowel cancer, as a nationwide initiative went live last Tuesday. More than 3000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year and more than 1200 die from it. The National Bowel Screening Programme aims to save lives by detecting bowel cancer at an early stage when it can often be successfully treated. It is available for residents aged between 60 and 74 in the Hutt

Valley and Wairarapa DHB areas. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said it was a major milestone for the New Zealand health system and would ultimately save lives. “We know that this programme will help to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when treatment is easier and the outcomes more successful,” Coleman said. “Over the next two years, approximately 30,000 residents in the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa

DHB areas will be invited to do the bowel screening test. The screening programme is being phased in progressively throughout New Zealand over the next three years. Once it is fully rolled out, more than 700,000 people aged between 60 and 74 will be invited for free screening every two years. Coleman said the latest data showed 4437 patients received a colonoscopy in May 2017 – “this is the largest number performed in a single month

since data collection began in July 2012. This is a 71 per cent increase compared to 2594 colonoscopies carried out in May 2013.” “Meeting the demand for colonoscopies is a key part of preparing for the roll-out of the national bowel screening programme.” The Government has invested $77.8 million into the screening programme’s progressive rollout to date, with a further $19 million invested into delivering more colonoscopies quicker.

Redevelopment announcement for high school By Dan Whitfield

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inbrief news July breakfast Development Wainuiomata is gearing up its July Breakfast and have Carl Beentjes, from Need a Nerd, speaking on cyber security. This is a hot topic at the moment, with worldwide hacking affecting individuals and businesses. If you would like to attend, the breakfast and discussion is $25 per person, or $10 for the speaker and tea or coffee. You can now also bring a business friend for $12.50. The breakfast will be held at Louise Bilderbeck Hall, 102 Main Rd, Wainuiomata on Friday, July 28. Doors open at 7am and breakfast will be served by 7.30am. RSVP is needed by July 27 and can be done at

Who sells the best hot chocolate in the Hutt? Hot chocolate lovers will be salivating as New Zealand’s only hot chocolate challenge kicks off in Lower Hutt this month. The SWEET AS Hutt’s Hot Chocolate Challenge sees 13 cafes, restaurants, bars and a bakery in Lower Hutt create their own signature hot chocolate drinks for people to enjoy this month, July 13 to 30.

Circus comes to town Zirka Circus is bringing its fifth tour of New Zealand to Wainuiomata this week. The new show, Send in the clowns, is set to be more spectacular than ever before. Whether you like action packed daredevil acts, or beautiful, ballet and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in the show. Zirka Circus is in Wainuiomata from July 27-30 and will be located on Queen St Reserve.



Wednesday July 26, 2017

Local portrait: Campbell Barry By Andre Chumko MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

Campbell Barry is a Wainuiomata old boy through and through. The 26-year-old councillor, currently serving his second term on Hutt City Council, and said his ties to the suburb will always stay with him. Attending Parkway Primary School (now Konini Primary) before moving onto Wainuiomata Intermediate and finally Wainuiomata High School as an adolescent, Barry spent the majority of his first 17 years within a one kilometre radius. As a youth, he hoped to become a journalist, volun-

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“It was eye opening, realising how fortunate we are in New Zealand. But also when you actually come here and you learn about some of the things that go on, we’re actually not as fortunate as maybe what we think we are.” That October, after he had returned to the country, Barry put his name in the ring for the Wainuiomata Community Board race and was elected by a significant margin. This made him the youngest member to date at 19-years-old. Following one term on the board, he began to get community support to try out for council in 2013, as then-councillor Ken Laban was vacating his role to pursue a position at the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Reluctant at first, Barry was again elected by a huge margin, making him the youngest Hutt City councillor to be voted in at 22. While he recently conceded defeat for candidacy for Labour’s Hutt South electorate against Ginny Andersen, he says being elected for a second term of council meant everything worked out and he “wouldn’t rule out” a future in parliament. Goals for this term included getting the ball rolling on the Masonic Villages Trust retirement village planned for Wainuiomata, as well as ensuring housing redevelopments fit in with the town centre.

Hutt City councillor Campbell Barry has had a long history with Wainuiomata. PHOTO: ANDRE CHUMKO

His personal philosophy remained staying true to his convictions and listening to people. “You can’t just backtrack on things that you committed to and what you believe in. “It’s why people are so apathetic with politicians. It’s why we’ve seen Donald Trump get elected

in the [United] States, because people are just like ‘we’re so sick of how politicians act and what they do and they talk out both sides of their mouths’. “I’m always trying to make decisions which better everyone, but at the same time I’m not going to forget where I’m from.”

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Zealand screen across Australian and New Zealand from September to November. It will officially kick off during the Darwin International Film Festival. The best drone film from Australia and New Zealand will receive the opportunity

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The storm rolling in last Friday night could not stop more than 120 people coming out for a children’s charity ball at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. The ball was put on by community group Greenstone Doors, an organisation that provides support and assistance to families and children.

While the weather was sour, the mood was not as ballerinas and a jazz band gave dance classes which got party-goers into the swing of it. The line for face-painting did not seem to shorten and dance breaks were only taken to re-fuel on cupcakes and juice. Event organiser Hayley Jeffrey said the night had been a success and hoped the ball could become an annual event fundraiser. Kailami, 5, and Romeo and Luca, 16 months, from Wainuiomata. Photos: EMMA HATTON

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Ava Ricketts, Wainuiomata “I enjoyed going to Animates in Petone and buying six pet fish and setting up their tank at home.”

Harry Brosnahan, Wainuiomata “In the holidays, I headed into Wellington to play laser force. It was awesome; we got to play as many times as we wanted!”

Isabella Porter, Wainuiomata “I loved going to Mt Ruapehu with my family these holidays. It was freezing in the snow but it was so much fun tobogganing.”

Josiah Tuita, Wainuiomata “My favourite thing was going to Walter Nash and playing basketball against my brothers.”

Jahna Lelei, Wainuiomata “I spent my time at a holiday programme in the Hutt; I really liked learning a dance by Ms Tuifao’s sister!”

Natalya Tomkies, Wainuiomata “The thing I enjoyed most these holidays was going to Jumperama in Lower Hutt with my friends.”

Hutt Valley families to benefit from a new $50m children’s hospital Wellington Regional Hospital will get a new $50 million children’s hospital thanks to Wellington property developer Mark Dunajtschik. As one of Wellington’s major benefactors in the areas of education, health and sport, Dunajtschik announced he would pay for, build,

and gift the new hospital to Capital & Coast District Health Board. Board chair Andrew Blair said it was an amazingly generous offer that will have such a big impact on the children we look after, their families and our staff. The current children’s hospital is almost 30 years old and is no

longer fit for purpose. Existing child hospital and outpatient services – which are currently housed separately – will move to the new hospital. Doctors and nurses are actively involved in designing the new hospital, which is expected to take around 18 months to build once

plans are finalised and resource consent is granted. Hutt South MP Chris Bishop said it was wonderful news for Hutt families as well as well as the wider region. While many details are still to be confirmed, the new children’s hospital is expected to be around

7000 metres-squared and include 50 hospital beds as well as space for families to be together. “Dunajtschik and his team will now work alongside Capital and Coast DHB’s clinical teams to design a fit for purpose, family centred hospital for the region’s children.

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Billboards again Dear editor, I see its electoral billboard season again. I guess we should start preparing ourselves for a sea of red and blue – as well as an assortment of other political colours. I was wondering if there were any rules around candidate billboards that line the side of roads. Yours sincerely, Distracted driver

Dear distracted driver. Yes, it is indeed that time of year when the faces of your local representatives start popping up. You have a good question in terms of the rules regarding the electoral billboards. I guess the first place you can go to is the Electoral Commission website. There is a section about election advertising rules so hopefully that helps you. Yours sincerely, Editor


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Slow down around schools as new term begins As children head back to school this week, a road safety charity is reminding drivers to slow down and look out for little ones. Brake is calling on drivers to slow down to 30kmh outside schools to help protect young lives. At speeds of under 30kmh drivers have a much better chance of being able to stop in time if a child runs out than at higher speeds.  

The charity is also reminding drivers about the 20kmh speed limit, in both directions, if passing a school bus that has stopped to let children on or off. Brake’s Caroline Perry said the death of a child on the road is devastating and we’re reminding drivers that they have a responsibility to do everything they can to protect other road users when they’re at the wheel.

Fraser St after it snowed in 2011. Photo: ALAN STRATFORD LEFT: Cameron James captured this photo of the hills above Wainuiomata recently. Photo: CAMERON JAMES.

Flashback of ‘Snow-nui’ Snow doubt about it, Wainuiomata can get pretty cold. The ranges that make up the Rimutaka Forest Park had a dusting of snow recently but that was nothing compared to what Alan Stratford can remember.

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Stolen fruit trees to be replaced By Emma Hatton MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

Twenty new fruit trees will be planted next month in community parks across Wainuiomata. Ngaturi Park and Rotary Park will each have 10 trees planted as part of the Ngahere Kai project – collaboration between the Hutt City Council and Common Unity project Aotearoa that aims to make locally grown food accessible to all families. The project saw fruit trees planted in the parks on fathers’ day 2016, only to be vandalised and stolen earlier this year. Hutt City councillor Josh Briggs said this time the trees trunks would be painted with a non-harmful paint to deter thieves. “They will be clearly distinguished and look out of place elsewhere if they are

stolen,” he said. Briggs said the project took a sustainable approach and the fruit trees would be allowed to mature before more planting was done. “Future planting will happen in time, we have the aspiration that there will be community ownership and that the trees will mature. “It’s small steps,” he said. Ngahere Kai looks after over 300 fruit trees in Lower Hutt. The trees are maintained by experts and volunteers.  A tree planting will be held at Ngaturi Park on August 6 from 10am. Another at Rotary Park will be held on August 13 from 10am. Contact Josh Briggs if you would like to be involved as a volunteer: josh.briggs@

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Fun, Free Family Days Healthy in the Hutt and Wellness in Wainui come to town Following on from the success of an event held in 2016, Housing New Zealand, Hutt City Council and the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club are bringing back a family wellness event to the Walter Nash Centre on Saturday 29 July. In 2016 more than 3000 people visited ‘Healthy in the Hutt’, a

mini expo designed to provide information on health, wellness and services to keep families warm and thriving throughout the year. So it was a simple decision by the three agencies to repeat the success and hold another event this month. Acknowledging the popularity, they also decided to create a

special event just for Wainuiomata, called Wellness in Wainui. This will be held at the Wainuiomata Memorial Hall in Queen Street between 11am – 2 pm on Saturday 12 August. The three agencies plus loads of other community and voluntary agencies and groups have

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Lower Hutt man represents NZ blind rugby

Those familiar Warrior woes... Watching the Warriors is like being a sucker for punishment. If they don’t make the playoff for the sixth consecutive year, where does it leave the Kiwi NRL franchise? Judging by their loss to the North Queensland Cowboys, a swift exit from the season seems the only outcome yet again. Change the coach, change the board structure, change the captain, bring in players, cut players - none of it makes any difference. The Warriors would settle for mediocre, they’re far worse than that, but their inability to be accountable, to accept that the club appears to be rotten to the core means loyal fans are shafted year after year. The club had a chance to get it right. Ivan Cleary coached them to a fi nal - after already being shown the door before those playoffs started. James Maloney was in the halves but he was let go too.

Let go to play multiple State of Origin games and to win premierships with the Sydney Roosters and Cronulla Sharks. T he fa ns deser ve better, they deserve an honest effort at all times. They deserve improvement from season to season and they deserve to watch a team that has pride in a jersey. These fast starts and late implosions are pathetic. There appears no heart, desire or willingness to get better. The Warriors should have won a premiership by now and yet it can be easily argued that their biggest barrier to that hasn’t been their opposition on the field but themselves. There appears to be an acceptance of their plight both from the team and their supporters. It’s like an unhappy mar riage where both sides are unwilling to admit it’s not working and stay in the routine purely for the familiarity.

ABOVE: Cory Heberley and his team line up alongside their Lions counterparts. RIGHT: Cory Heberley wearing the New Zealand colours. Photos: SUPPLIED By Dan Whitfield

Cory Heberley returned home for a very special opportunity recently – to represent New Zealand at blind rugby. The former Lower Hutt man made the cut for the first New Zealand blind rugby team that faced the touring blind Lions squad - a side competition to the recent test series between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions. Blind rugby makes New Zealand’s national game accessible to the blind and low vision community. The New Zealand squad was made up of eight players, including Heberley, with seven taking to the field in an adapted

format of the sport. Heberley plays in the first five-eighth position. The Lions won game one 31-nil, game two 17-7 (however, New Zealand lead most of the game 7-5), and game three 28-5. Blind Sport New Zealand national manager Dan Shepherd said he was excited by the opportunity to make New Zealand’s national game accessible to the blind and low vision community. He said the world’s first international test series marked the beginning of international blind rugby, and as the sport grows, so will the opportunities to play domestically and for New Zealand.

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Unfortunate weekend for Ulalei Both of Wainuiomata’s Ulalei netball teams lost over the weekend with Ulalei 1 losing to Upper Hutt Maidstone United 1 and Ulalei 2 coming up short against Convent Old Girls 2. Ulalei 1 was not at full strength, missing one of their regular shooters and mid court attackers. Youngsters Ruth Sopoaga, an under 15 rep, and Alicia Tomokino-Geale, an under 15 development rep, from the Ulalei 2 team stepped up and played well. Co-coach Alannah Laban said the advantages of being a small club is that both teams get to train together.

“The players and coaches can see how each other plays, making the transition up to premier one seamless,” said Laban. Ulalei 1 need to win their last two games to remain in contention for the top four playoffs on August 12. In premier two, Ulalei 2 lost to Convent Old Girls 2. Ulalei 2 must win their last two games to avoid relegation at the end of the season. Both teams are playing at 10.30am at Walter Nash Centre this Saturday. Ulalei 1 will play Naenae Collegians United White 1 and Ulalei 2 come up against Upper Hutt Maidstone United 3.

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