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Hanging up the stamp By Dan Whitfield

Clive Cannons has put aside his Justice of the Peace duties after 15 years of service. The Wainuiomata man was appointed a JP in Wainuiomata on June 17, 2002. Since then, he has helped the Wainuiomata community by carrying out a high volume of work alongside business as usual at Clive’s Chemist. A Justice of the Peace has a number of important functions including certifying documents and even conducting citizenship services. Continued on page 2. Clive Cannons has retired as a Justice of the Peace in Wainuiomata. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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Clive Cannons retires as Justice of the Peace Continued from page 1. “I really enjoyed it. I got to help people from all walks of life,” Clive said. Clive was asked to become a JP in 2002 as he was present in central Wainuiomata and because of the work load facing other JPs in the area. “I was accessible to the public because I was always at the shop and people didn’t need to make an appointment.” Clive unfortunately had to retire due to the increased work load with being a JP – as well as business as usual. One of Clive’s highlights as a JP was conducting a couple of citizenship services over the years. Vickie Ferguson, president of the Hutt Valley and Districts JP

Clive Cannons enjoyed being Wainuiomata’s resident Justice of the Peace. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Association, said Clive went to great lengths to fit the public’s requests for his JP service into his very busy pharmacy practice. “It is important that we ac-

knowledge the faithful meritorious voluntary service over many years Clive has given to the community of Wainuiomata,” Vicky said. A JP is still available at the


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Next teller please, BNZ ‘Closed for Good’ BNZ staff will turn their attention to the Rimutaka Forest Park this week as part of the yearly community project, Closed for Good. Planting native trees with help from the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust is just one of the 147 projects happening around Wellington on Wednesday,

August 23. There are more than 550 projects taking place nationwide. Closed for Good sees all BNZ stores close their doors and staff helping out in their local communities. BNZ chief executive officer Anthony Healy was thrilled to see such a diverse range of

projects submitted this year. “Community groups do some amazing work throughout New Zealand and we take real pleasure in being able to give back in this small way, whether it’s by picking up a paint brush, planting native trees, providing budgeting advice or running financial

literacy workshops,” Anthony said. Stores being closed for a day will not affect BNZ customers. Business critical staff including call centre staff will still be working for urgent services, and all online and mobile banking services are fully available as usual.

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The Eastern Bays shared path is making progress and however the public are invited to have their say. An open day has been organised for this Saturday (August 26) from 10am until 2pm. The public are invited to view the path layout options and to have their opinions heard. If you would like to know more about the project, go to www.huttcity.govt. nz/eastern-bays.

A run-down former factory in Lower Hutt has a new lease of life as a social enterprise business incubator, thanks to an award-winning community organisation. The new Re-makery Space in Epuni is the headquarters for the Common Unity Project Aotearoa (CUPA), a charitable trust that’s been operating in Lower Hutt since 2012. The Re-makery is home to projects including a koha café, honey production, a sewing enterprise that repurposes old corporate uniforms, a food share store and grocery co-op, and a “backyard farming” initiative. CUPA is officially opening its new Re-makery Space at 310 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt on Sunday, September 3.

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It was early in the morning when Louisa Boyer and her father made tracks through the Rimutaka Forest Park, and Louisa’s view pierced through the thick bush spotting Orongorongo Valley illuminated in the golden light of the morning sun. “I couldn’t resist, I had to take a photo of it,” the 11-year-old said. That snap shot, titled Orongorongo’s Dawn, gained

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Louisa the third place in the nationwide photography competition Top Outdoor Spots for students. “When I entered, I didn’t expect to win anything. “I took the photo with my dad’s phone – I knew others were submitting photos taken with professional Nikons and Canons,” Louisa said. The competition, organised by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission, encouraged students to send in a photo or drawing of their favourite

outdoor spot and a short description of what makes it special. Louisa’s descr iption of Orongorongo’s Dawn reads: “Piercing solitude, Tui’s bobbing, gurgling call, tall, solemn beeches stretch towards the rosy sky, ponga fronds outstretched, river snaking through the trees”. Louisa and her father had planned their trip to the Rimutaka Forest for a while, and Louisa said it was an amazing experience.

“I love nature. I’m pretty sure I heard a kiwi, and we saw the Milky Way. “I tried to take a photo of it, but I would probably need a better camera for that.” Louisa takes photos wherever and whenever she has the chance using whatever is on hand. “We have a 10-year-old compact camera, and I use phones and tablets – not my phone though, that’s an old brick. “I’d love to get a professional camera,” Louisa said.

Delays for SH2 Significant delays meant Hutt Valley residents had a slow drive home on Monday evening after a digger rolled off a truck and on to the road near the Fergusson Drive area. Access to Fergusson Drive from state highway 2 and the left southbound lane was closed for a period of Monday evening as works to remove the digger took place. Traffic management was in place and all vehicles in both directions on the SH2 were being stopped for five minute intervals, while the vehicle removal took place. Road repairs will also need to be done to fix damaged pavement.



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Incident in the Hutt The armed offenders squad was called to Kings Crescent in Lower Hutt to help end a hostage situation last week. Police and emergency services were called to the scene at about 10pm on Wednesday, August 16, and allegedly entered the Lower Hutt home at around 8.30am on Thursday, August 17. Along with the armed offenders squad, police, firefighters and ambulance staff also attended. A man was removed from the house on Thursday morning, with a second person being escorted from the property also.

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Numbers needed at tennis club By Dan Whitfield

Wendy Paulik would be the first person to say how amazing the Wainuiomata Tennis Club is. However as president, her attention has turned to the growth of the club – and hopefully returning it to its former glory. She said people have made the club what it is today and for a community like Wainuiomata, it’s a great asset to have still around. Wainuiomata Tennis Club has been open for 70 years and has seen hundreds of players, from children to adults, enjoy the sport. It currently has around 180 members, across both junior and seniors divisions. “The club has an amazing community of people. What would be great to see would be more families involved,” Wendy said. Wendy explained how tennis was a great social sport with great camaraderie among the players. She said there had been a number of players come through the club and continue to play today –even their children part of the club now.

Wainuiomata Tennis Club is located in Homedale and has five floodlit artificial turf courts. In 2014, a new roof on the clubrooms was installed and in 2015, it was given a spruce up with the exterior of the building being repainted. Wendy has been part of the club for 30 years and is a current life member. She said there’s a lot of history at the club and it would be sad to see the club struggle with numbers. A community open day has been organised for September 10. Wendy said the goal is to open the club up for people to give the sport a go. The open day will run from 10am to 4pm. There is also a plan for family sessions to run on the first Sunday of October, November and December for those who want to play as a family.

Wendy Paulik has been part of the Wainuiomata Tennis Club for 30 years and says it would be sad to see numbers decrease. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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Meet the candidates in Wainuiomata Want to find out what your local candidates would do if you voted for them? Several meet the candidate events have been organised in Wainuiomata this week. Wainuiomata Grey Power is

hosting the first session this Wednesday (August 23) at 1.30pm. It will be held at Life City Church, 1 Parkway, Wainuiomata. The second session will be part

of Development Wainuiomata monthly breakfast schedule. President of Development Wainuiomata Tralee Clark said the meet the candidate breakfast would be happening

Pukeatua School Invites. . . Year 6 Students and parents from across the valley. Dear Year 6 Parents and Students, Pukeatua School offers learning from Year 0 to Year 8 which means we are also an Intermediate as well as a Primary school. We are offering you the opportunity to come along to an evening where you will hear about what we can offer Year 7 & 8 students. You will also have the opportunity to observe 5 different activities during this time. What we offer: • • • • • • • • • •

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Question: What’s the best thing about New Zealand?

Nella Miettinen, Wainuiomata “It’s peaceful and beautiful and nice people. ”

Halldora Ingolfsdottir, Wainuiomata “Lovely people, lovely nature and great chocolate.”

Joseph Tunupopo, Wainuiomata “The people, the culture.”

Sheldon Brown, Wainuiomata “Such a beautiful land, can’t find a place like this anywhere else in the world. ”

Kaleb Hunter, Wainuiomata “It’s my home county, I was born and raised here. ”

Zaria Tuitama Wainuiomata “Because it’s my country and has an appreciative culture.”

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.

Politics is a tough game Dear Editor, MMP came about because Social Credit only got three electoral seats, and got 33 per cent of the vote. Hutt South, which Wainuiomata is a part of, has seen some intense lobbying by Chris Bishop to lift his profile so he can win Hutt South for National. Chris Bishop has run an effective campaign, but is it ethical that a list

Council processes are transparent Dear Editor, In response to David Smith’s comments, I can assure him that the overwhelming majority of Hutt City councillors do have their eye on the ball despite distractions, and work constructively with the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce and other partner organisations. The Chamber and Hutt City Council work together not only on strengthening the central business district to save the Hutt becoming a dull dormitory suburb of Wellington, but also in lobbying central government on infrastructure needs like the Cross Valley Link. They also assist new business owners, people with great ideas and even non-profit organisations. I know from experience that councillors

take their decision-making responsibility very seriously and spend many, many hours on expenditure of millions of dollars with ratepayers’ interests at heart. Taxpayers Union representative Jordan Williams told the AM Show that he has no problem with the council’s spending and conduct of meetings, but his voice was lost in the noise. Council processes are transparent, and there are opportunities to have your say (always taken seriously) on major decisions. Informed residents know the difference between spin and what’s really going on, and so get better governance. Yours sincerely, Margaret Willard Wainuiomata


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Meet the candidate event for the Wainuiomata community? Dear Editor, How come there hasn’t been a meet the candidate event for the Wainuiomata community – or have I missed it? I think this would be great for the community because it can be quite hard to see past the magnitude of candidate billboards. Who is actually running for Hutt South other than Labour’s Ginny Anderson and National’s Chris Bishop? I mean they’re the only ones we see and hear about but surely there are others. Why don’t our Hutt South candidates

come together and organise something for the community they are planning to represent? Yours sincerely, Unsure voter Wainuiomata Dear unsure voter, We’ve been told that there is going to be a meet the candidate session at Life City Church on Wednesday (August 23) starting at 1.30pm, and at the Development Wainuiomata Breakfast Friday 7.00am (August 25). Yours sincerely, Wainuiomata News team

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MP should lift his profile when he is really trying to win Hutt South for National? Parliament is supposed to be the House of Representatives. So how are those with low income/socio-economic status supposed to have a voice in the halls of power when they struggle to find the funds to participate? Some would argue politics is a tough

Reporter’s Desk Let’s talk about Wainuiomata. Wainuiomata is a small but strong community of close to 17,000 residents, according to statistics from the 2013 Census. Wainuiomata is located in the Hutt Valley and its people have a reputation for being enthusiastic about sport. But where did the name Wainuiomata come from? What’s its history? What did Wainuiomata look like when

people first set up compared to today? We’re looking at putting together an article looking back at the history of Wainuiomata. Do you have any old photos or stories about t he town? Please email wainui@wsn. or call 04 587 1660. We’d love to hear from you.

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Football success for high school lads The Wainuiomata High School second XI boys’ football team has had a successful season to date, playing seven games and achieving a record of five wins with only two losses. The side is confirmed semifinalists in the Youth Championships Division 15. Captain Matt Groenewegen attributes their success to the team working together, supporting each other’s talents, and especially having fun. Most of the players were together last season so know each other well, but lost 2-3 in the 2016 final, so are seeking redemption this year. Wainuiomata High will play Porirua College in their home semi-final this Saturday. The school’s first XI, which currently lies fourth in Division 7, play their 10th round against Wellington College on Saturday. Back row, from left, Brock Evans, James Parker, Matt Groenewegen, Giovanni Niyomugabo, Cheyenne Holder, Kyle Clapperton-Hayes, Bailey Groenewegen, and Gari Watson. Front row, from left, Joshua Cooley, Dragon Phumsawai, Leigh Gray, Kevin Gona, Lagafenua Malaitia, Absent Zane Ewers, and Sefo Soanai. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

Hutt electric vehicle chargers start in Government policy launch The Hutt Valley is playing a significant part in the Government’s new electric vehicle (EV) target that was announced recently. National Party climate change issues spokesperson Paula Bennett and economic development and transport spokesperson Simon Bridges announced that one in three

cars in the Government fleet would be electric by 2021. Already there are EV charging stations in Petone, the Hutt central business district and Upper Hutt – making the Hutt Valley an ideal place for EV drivers alike. “We already have an ambitious target of having 64,000 electric

vehicles in New Zealand by 2021. We want the public sector to lead by example so we are setting a hard target of one in three electric or electric hybrid vehicles in the Government fleet by 2021,” Bennett said. There are approximately 15,500 in the Government vehicle fleet, used

by everyone from the Department of Conservation, Corrections, to Housing New Zealand and District Health Boards. “With over 85 per cent of the country’s electricity generated from renewable sources, the emission reduction benefits of electric vehicles in New Zealand are greater than in

other countries,” Bennett said. “Driving a fully electric vehicle results in 80 per cent less emissions than driving petrol vehicles. Transport makes up around 17 per cent of New Zealand’s emissions so this is an important part of our work to reduce emissions in the transport sector.”

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A new City Mission story is opening in Petone on August 25. Just like the Wellington City counterpart, the City Mission Store on Jackson Street will be home to quality recycled goods such as clothing, shoes, books, furniture, household items and games. Not only will it be a great place to pick up a bargain, but everything bought or donated will support the mission’s work with people in need. It has been more than a year since the organisation opened the doors to the first charity shop in Wellington City and they’re excited about taking this next step in the Hutt Valley. Chief executive officer Michelle Branney said City Mission was really looking forward to the more visible presence in the Hutt Valley that the second store in Petone will bring. For the organisation, making the decision to open a store in the Hutt Valley is exciting because of the extensive work they do in the area. Last year, 54 per cent of the families and 74 per cent of the seniors they worked with lived in the Hutt Valley. “Our community services social

The new City Mission store in Petone. PHOTO: Supplied

workers, elder support workers and nurses have worked in Petone and the wider Hutt Valley for over a decade. “It’s such an important area for us because so many of our clients, particularly families and older people, live in the region. “Opening another shop is also a great way to serve the community in a different way,” Michelle said. Like many charities, the Mission

faces increasing challenges to fundraise the amount needed to run their programmes and services, so the income brought in by a social enterprise like this new charity store will be beneficial both now and in the future. The store officially opens on Friday, August 25. It will be open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-3pm on Saturdays.

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Call goes out for mentors with heart Big Buddy mentoring works on the simple philosophy that boys need good male role models in their lives to become good men – one reason why quality men in the Hutt Valley are in such demand.

The national organisation offers free mentoring programmes for boys without fathers and has bases in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. However, the number of mentors in throughout the region is dwindling.

Men who can spare two to three hours a week to share with a ‘Little Buddy’ should know they don’t have to consider themselves perfect in order to help. No one knows this better than Laura Virgo and her nine-yearKevin Stevens and Jonathan Virgo. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

old son Jonathan, who was ‘matched’ with Big Buddy Kevin Stevens three years ago. Laura said it was so important that men with something positive to offer don’t fear the chance to share it. “Just having a bloke in a boy’s life is good enough. “It’s a different dynamic and as much as I can provide emotionally and financially, enabling my son to become a decent human being, there are just some perspectives, as a female, that I can’t give him,” Laura said. “It’s difficult to put in words but men approach things differently and that’s OK. “I’m lucky that Jonathan is a great kid anyway but it warms my heart to see how he is identifying how to be a young man because that cornerstone of his life – an adult male role model - is present on a regular basis.” When someone puts themselves forward, the individual goes through a vetting process and matching system to make sure they are correct for Big Buddy. Big Buddy chief executive officer Richard Aston said it puts mum’s mind at rest and is reassuring for the potential Big Buddy to know that a thorough approval process has taken place for everyone in the programme. “We start with a year’s commitment – that’s a minimum – but so often this becomes a lifelong relationship. It is that ‘time spent’, that willingness to be alongside

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boy as he becomes a man that is probably the greatest gift that our organisation channels through to these boys,” Richard said. Once someone is ready to become a Big Buddy, they will meet their buddy who coordinators have worked to match them with. Big Buddy staff, mums, and grans know that showing up at a stranger’s house to meet a fatherless boy whose life you are going to better is no mean feat. But young Jonathan has some sage advice for men and boys alike. “Don’t worry about being nervous. Whatever you have in your head, it will be OK. Because having a Big Buddy in real life is so much better than you can imagine.”


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Kiwi hoping to lift Australia at world cup By Dan Whitfield

Fenella Hake is living her dream of playing international rugby following the start of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. The 27-year-old is part of a team representing Australia competition in Ireland and although the team has come up short in its first two matches, Fenella said it was pretty much a dream. In game one, Australia lost to hosts Ireland, 17-19. Australia lost to France in game two, 48-nil.

Game three saw Australia win over Japan, 29-15. This is the first time Fenella has made the world cup squad and the second time being selected for the Australian women’s rugby team the Wallaroos. She was selected for the side after performing well at a tournament held in June where she played three test matches for Australia against New Zealand, Canada and England.  The 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup runs from Aug 9 to 26.

Fenella Hake. PHOTO: Supplied


Runners on the move in Wellington Road Champs Runners from Wainuiomata Athletic and Harrier Club recorded several hard earned positions at the Wellington Road Champs on Saturday. Top places were snapped up by Cameron Forsyth, who placed third in the under 15 boys 2.5km race, Joel Carman, who placed third in the mens under 20 7.5km race, Finn Brew, who managed to place third in the under nine boys 1km, and Joel Carman who placed third in the mens under 20 7.5km race. Other results included Lucy Houlihan placed eighth and Arabella Joyce, who placed nineth in the under 11 girls 2km; and Ashden Brew, who placed ninth in the under 13 boys 2.5km. Hanna Hoffman managed to finished nineth in the under 13 girls 2.5km race, with Eden Joyce in coming 10th and MacKenzie Winter in 12th Jesse Carman finished 11th in the mens under 18 5km; for the masters women 10km category, Shelley Anne Tietjens placed fourth; and in the masters men 10km event, Warwick Pettigrew got third and Don McGowan finished fourth. Club officials said the results were great for the club heading into the later part of the season showing that hard work and determination do pay off. The Wainuiomata club hosted the event and though it was not an individual race, it was also the final race in a three-race competition for the overall season’s rankings. The conditions on the day were

Wainuiomata runner Warwick Pettigrew. PHOTO: Supplied

perfect apart from during the final race. Runner Joel Carman performed well despite only arriving back in New Zealand from

Australia on Wednesday after representing New Zealand in the Secondary School Championships. Joel placed 13th in his race.

Ulalei miss out on top spot

Ulalei goal shoot Bree Itula takes a shot. PHOTO: Lahraine Sagaga

Ulalei Netball Club’s premier one team fought hard against Naenae Collegians United but were unable to capitalise in the semi-finals of the Hutt Valley netball competition, 53-39. The game was played on Saturday, August 19 and saw Naenae Collegians United (NNCU) go into the game as favourites, having beat Ulalei twice. The two team’s previous encounter saw Naenae Collegians United win 65-39 against Ulalei. However, the weekend’s semi-final was a lot closer. In the first quarter, both sides were level at 14-all. Naenae Collegians United then took a five-goal lead at half time, with the scoreboard set at 28-23. Ulalei made changes in the th ird qua r ter, br inging in youngsters Bree Itula and Alicia Tomokino-Geale to rattle Naenae Collegians United. That said, Naenae Collegians United maintained the five-goal lead going into the final quarter.

Ulalei continued to turnover balls with a number of intercepts by the defence but struggled to feed the ball to the shooters at the other end of the court. The team felt positive after the game. Captain Sina Tamaalii said that she was proud of the team’s performance. “We frustrated Naenae Collegians United with our unorthodox play that included having our regular defender Rachel Savelio shooting in the first half and then bringing [in] our school girls in the second half,” Sina said. “The result shows our small club can compete well at this level and also a wakeup call for the top tier clubs. Again, our wonderful supporters helped lift our game with their positive encouragement from the grandstand. This has been one of our best seasons ever.” Ulalei 1 finished the season third overall, their highest ranking since the club’s establishment in 2004.

Wednesday August 23, 2017



Wainuiomata players part of Wellington talent showcase Wainuiomata players have been selected for a showcase of Wellington talent. Three representative squads named recently will contest the 2017 Hurricanes Shield and Festival Cup and show off talent in Wellington senior rugby. The respective Wellington Centurions, Wellington Maori and Wellington Samoan representative squads feature 100 of the best players from this year’s Jubilee Cup and Hardham Cup competitions. Frae Wilson, from Wainuiomata Rugby Club, was named as part of the Wellington Maori squad. He was named alongside 32 players from other rugby clubs around the region. Nash Fiso-Vaelei, Andrew Mamea, Isaiah Mamea, Tutasi Masoe, Ben Tupuola, also from Wainuiomata Rugby Club, were named in the line-up for the Wellington Samoans. The team consists of 42 players from around the region also. Wellington Rugby Academy manager Rick Whatarau said an extended development programme was designed to build depth below the Wellington Lions and provide a representative pathway for a wider group of club players. “We’ve worked hard over the past few years to build depth in our senior ranks and it’s crucial to make sure our club players know there is a legitimate pathway for them to showcase their skills and progress to the next level if they are good enough,” Rick said.

Frae Wilson kicking off for Wainuiomata in a previous game. PHOTO: Wainuiomata News File

Games schedule: The draw for the Wellington Maori includes: August 26, v Wellington Centurions, Jerr y Collin Stadium, Porirua, 2.30pm; September 2, v Manawatu Development, Central Energy Trust Stadium, Palmerston North, 1pm; September 9, v Wellington Samoans, Jerry Collin Stadium, Porirua, 2.45pm; September 16, v Hawke’s Bay Saracens, Jerry Collin Stadium, Porirua, 2.30pm; September 23, Bye The draw for the Wellington Samoans includes: August 26, v Manawatu Development, Jerry Collin Stadium, Porirua, 2.30pm; September 2, v Hawke’s Bay Saracens, Tremain Field, Napier, 2.45pm;

“A big focus has been on communicating better to our club players and new Lions coaches Chris Gibbes, Andre Bell and Rodney So’oialo have driven that.” The three Wellington squads named will each play four matches in the Hurricanes Shield, which also includes the Manawatu development

team and last year’s champions the Hawkes Bay Saracens. The Festival Cup, currently held by Wellington Maori, will be contested amongst the three Wellington squads. At the conclusion of the competition a Wellington development team will be selected to play the respective development

Open day at BMX club

teams from Tasman (September 20), Canterbury (October 7) and Auckland (October 14). The Wellington development Team, which will provide support behind the Wellington Lions Mitre 10 Cup side, will be coached and selected by former representative players Dion Waller, Scott Waldrom, and Riki Flutey.

September 9, v Wellington Maori, Jerry Collin Stadium, Porirua, 2.45pm; September 16, Bye; September 23, v Wellington Centurions, Jerr y Collin Stadium, Porirua, 2.30pm. T i m e s a n d ve n u e s a r e subject to change.

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with Jacob Page

Sublime to insufferable in 30 minutes

Children taking part in a previous open day at Wainuiomata BMX Club. PHOTO: Supplied

Wainuiomata BMX Club is having an open day on September 2 and the community is invited. Club representatives will open up the track to allow anyone to have a go at BMX and understand what the sport is all about. Club committee member Aleesha Waistell said this year a focus was increasing club numbers for the club and the visibility of the sport of BMX racing in New Zealand. Wainuiomata BMX Club also had a young

rider representing New Zealand at Rock Hill, USA recently. “This is a great achievement for the club and good timing with promotion of our open day,” Aleesha said. The open day will be on from 1pm. If weather conditions are poor, the event will be moved to the cancellation date of September 9.  If you would like to know more, go to the club’s Facebook page.

It’s hard to describe how sublime the fi rst 50 minutes were of the Bledisloe Cup match last weekend. Equally though, the last 30 from the men in black was some of the worst rugby from the national team in the 21st century. Going into the game, I felt Steve Hansen’s men had lost a bit of their all conquering aura after the drawn British Lions series and the leaked four tries in the last half an hour made me feel vindicated in that worry. Make no mistake about it, rugby is now a 23-man game. Being an impact player off the bench is now a specialist position in the team. The All Blacks still have the best starting lineup on the planet by some way but their are some serious cracks in the men riding the pine. Each of those reserves failed to

fire in spectacular fashion. Granted, the game was well and truly over as a contest by the time any of them got on the field, but the massive slide in standards and sieve-like defence will be concerning to the coaching staff. Yes, the Wallabies are at a low point in their history, but the All Blacks failure to be ruthless when they had every opportunity to be so, is a sign this is a new era of the All Blacks. On a side note, Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty are the keys in the backline while Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock are the best locking combination in the world. Take any of those four players out of the team and other nations have a sniff of toppling us. Rest in Peace Pinetree. You were a credit to the mantle of the greatest All Black in history and an even more stellar gentleman off it.


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