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Volunteers from across Lower Hutt were celebrated for their generosity and service to the community last Thursday – and Wainuiomata came home triumphant. Hutt City Council’s Volunteer Awards celebration brought the previous Civic, Safe City and Community awards together under one umbrella. Wainuiomata had five winners on the night. Hepetema and Mate Taitua, kaumatua of Wainuiomata Marae, were awarded for Cultural Affairs in the Civic Awards. Continued on page 2. Wainuiomata Marae kaumatua Hepetema and Mate Taitua, with former Wainuiomata High School student and Wainuiomata Community Board member Gabriel Tupou. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield


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Wainuiomata shows off its volunteering and community spirit Continued from page 1. Brent Ludlam was recognised for his involvement in Youth Activities, and Gabriel Tupou, former Wainuiomata High School student and Wainuiomata Community Board member, picked up the Youth Services Award. The Rimutaka Forest Park Trust has won the heritage and environment category of the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards (Lower Hutt), and Sport Wainuiomata Inc picked up top spot in the Sport and Leisure category. Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace said it was an exciting night for the Hutt Valley and especially Wainuiomata, dominating the awards this year. He said the awards were an annual opportunity to recognise individuals and groups across the city that help to make Lower Hutt such a great community. “Wainuiomata was definitely front and centre this year,” Wallace said. “Gabriel is bright and community focused; the people

from Rimutaka Forest Park Trust are dedicated and it was really good to see them recognised; Brent lives in Stokes Valley but works in Wainuiomata and that shows commitment. It was a great night for Wainuiomata.

“It was great to formally recognise the selfless time and energy devoted by some to the benefit and welfare of others. Our volunteers make our community a better, brighter, more vibrant place in which to live. They are our local heroes.”

Other award winners included: Civic Awards Jan Heine, Community Services; and Merilyn Merrett, Community Services. Hutt Safe City Awards Community Safety Camera System Search and Download team, Organisation/Group Award; Dale Laurent, Individual Award; and Graham Smeaton, Police Area Commanders Award.

Peter Cooper, Melody McLaughlin and Penny Evans from the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Wellington Airpor t Regional Community Awards (Lower Hutt) Te Rā O Te Raukura, Supreme Winner. Te Rā O Te Raukura, Arts and Culture winner; Hutt Science, Education and Child Youth Development winner; Foster Hope Charitable Trust, Health and WellBeing winner; and JAM After School, Rising Star winner.

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Fernlea Primary School 2018 Enrolments The Board of Trustees of Fernlea School invite applications from parents and whānau of out of zone students who wish to enrol at Fernlea School for 2018. It is likely that there will be up to 20 out of zone places available for new entrant children only. Parents and whanau who wish to enrol students at Fernlea School during 2018 are asked to return completed pre-enrolment forms by 3pm, Thursday 14 September 2017. The ballot will take place Monday 18 September 2017 if required. Out of zone students who do not return a completed pre enrolment form before 3pm, Thursday 14 September 2017 will not be considered for places next year. For further information or a copy of the school’s prospectus and pre enrolment forms, please contact the school. Phone/Fax 564 6066 e-mail Web site

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Mother of four wins automotive scholarship Wainuiomata mother Kelly Ayres has been awarded a Motor Trade Association centenary scholarship. The scholarships mark 100 years of good service and fit well with the Got a Trade Got it Made campaign – encouraging people to take up apprenticeships. Kelly walked into Phil Wyburn’s Wainuiomata workshop over a year ago and asked to do some work experience while she was studying a pre-trade automotive course at Weltec. Phil put her to the test. “On her first day she put in 11 hours and we pulled out a gear box. “When we were putting it back together she handed me all the parts back in reverse order. “That showed she worked hard, was paying attention and had the ability to learn,” Phil said. Kelly, a mother of four, did the rest of her work experience at Phil’s Wainuiomata workshop, Gavin Shute Auto, and he’s now taken her on as an apprentice. Until now, most of Kelly’s jobs have been part time, to fit with her family, but she’s always loved tinkering with her cars. When the bar she was working in went belly up last year,

Gardeners host Spring Show The Wainuiomata Gardener’s Club is gearing up to host its Spring Flower Show on Sunday, September 10. The event is being held at the Wainuiomata School Hall and there are several sections people can enter. Entries cost only 30 cents and can be received from 9am to 11.30am on the day. The doors will be open for public viewing at 2pm following judging. Trophies will be presented at 3.30pm. Wendy Paulik, from Wainuiomata Gardener’s Club, said there was nothing quite like a room full of Spring Flowers all grown in our beautiful valley and wants to encourage the community to come along and have a look. A full schedule is available from the Wainuiomata Library. For all other enquires, contact Wendy Paulik on 04 564 1497.

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Kelly Ayres and Phil Wyburn at Gavin Shute Auto. PHOTO: Supplied

she began thinking about training to become a mechanic. “I went to Weltec, got accepted into the pre-trade automotive engineering course and it’s all been awesome.

“I’ve found my calling and Phil is a really great teacher,” Kelly said. The 32 scholarships have been awarded to a mix of apprentice motorbike and general

mechanics, collision repairers and auto electricians. The scholarships cover the study fees and a subsidy to employers to recognise their costs in training an apprentice.

Share a story with your local community Sport Wainuiomata and Hutt City libraries are celebrating Wainuiomata and National Poetry Day with the Write Wainuiomata Poetry and Short Fiction competition. The competition officially opened for submissions on National Poetry Day which was

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last Friday, August 25, and closes on Friday, September 29. Winners will be announced on October 14. Entries can be written in either English or Maori and a reader/ writer support person can assist those with dyslexia, sight impairments or have difficulties with

literacy. All entries must include the word ‘Wainuiomata’. The competition is free to enter and is open to all ages. People can submit their writing by emailing or in hard copy to the Wainuiomata Library.

Winning entries will be published on the Sport Wainuiomata website and also feature in the Wainuiomata News on Wednesday October 18.  For more information and submission guidelines, go to

Hutt Valley businessman Alok Gupta will carry the New Zealand First flag in Hutt South. Alok arrived in New Zealand in 2006 to work with the Department of Corrections and has previously been an Assistant Professor of English at DAVV University in India. After seven years with Corrections, he established and became editor of the Indian X-press newspaper based in Lower Hutt.

Konini helps protect whitebait Konini Primary School has helped the Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Whitebait Connection preserve the spawning grounds of whitebait in the Wainuiomata River. The students spent a few hours planting trees alongside the river banks at the bottom of Coast Road to help protect and enhance the area. This is the second year Konini Primary School students have been involved with this initiative.


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Wainuiomata could be a feature stop on Wellington’s own version of Monopoly. The announcement that New Zealand’s capital would be remembered on its own Monopoly board was made earlier this year. reported last week that Facebook voting put the suburb among the three most popular choices, alongside The Roxy cinema, and Cuba

The only awards in New Zealand which recognise both design and craft disciplines, will once again be looking for student entries during the month of September. Are you a current tertiary student or 2016 graduate, then this is your chance to enter the 2017 ECC New Zealand Student Craft / Design Awards. Entries are open from September 2 in the fields of lighting, furniture and product design, ceramics, fashion, textile design, and jewellery – and close on September 30. A formal awards ceremony will take place at the ECC Wellington store on November 2.

pected to hit the shelves later this year. An Auckland version of Monopoly launched in 2013 and a New Zealand edition also exists. Winning Moves will be the manufacturer of the official Wellington version of Monopoly under license from Hasbro. Winning Moves managing director Reid Herbert said, the spirit and shape of this custom-

ised edition will remain the same as the traditional game, but now you would be able to buy and own your favourite Wellington landmarks with Monopoly money. Monopoly first hit the shelves in 1935 – since then it has been played by more than 1 billion people. Today it is played in 111 countries and enjoyed in over 43 different languages.

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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, a charitable trust that has been operating in Lower Hutt since 2012. It 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. Re-makery Space will be officially open September 3. Founder Julia Milne said the Re-Makery is dedicated to providing the resources necessary for people to create prosperous, resilient livelihoods. It builds on the success of initiatives such as the Epuni Primary School garden and food production project. “It’s inspiring to be part of a community that’s taking the lead to create sustainable, inclusive solutions for itself,” Julia said. Over the past three months, Com mon Un it y P r oje ct

The next Development Wainuiomata Business Breakfast has been scheduled for the morning of September 29. Doors open at 7am for networking, followed by breakfast served at 7.30am. If you would like to register, go to or email

Youth awards launched Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace and National list MP Chris Bishop teamed up to launch this year’s Hutt City Youth Awards. The awards were started in 2015 to recognise amazing achievements by young people in Lower Hutt. Nominations opened on Monday, August 28. Mayor Ray Wallace said that he was thrilled in 2015 and 2016 by the talent and commitment of the nominees. “It really is fantastic to see what young people are doing in our city,” Wallace said. The awards once again offer eight categories including leadership, contribution to sport, the arts, entrepreneurship, embracing diversity, science and technology, service to the community, and overcoming adversity. An awards ceremony will be held on October 26.

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The people who are making it happen at the Re-Makery. PHOTO: Supplied

Aotearoa has been converting the old Waiwhetu Road plaster moldings factory, which was started by Fred Biggins in 1943, into their new hub.

In total, 18 enterprises already share the 1600 squaremetre space. Julia said the foundation of the Re-Makery was built

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Coffee and cats By Dan Whitfield

Coffee and cats - what a perfect combination. Ken and Richelle Okada plan to open the capital’s first cat café in Lower Hutt later this year. The café, Neku Ngeru, will host between 15 and 20 cats, allowing people keen to come in and share a cup of coffee with a feline friend. There are already several cat cafés in New Zealand already however, Ken and Richelle’s café will be the first of its kind in Wellington - with the cats themselves coming from local shelters and all available for adoption. “We’ve been working with a few shelters and many, including Outpawed Rescue Trust, Upper Hutt Animal Rescue Society and Hataitai’s FeralNation and Cat Rehabilitation, have already signed on,” Richelle said They said they wanted more homeless cats to be adopted into loving homes and the café will provide a place for people to relax and enjoy cats without commitment. The pair had also been working with Hutt City Council to make sure everything was above board for health and safety. Ken and Richelle said that they were

inspired by similar designs in Japan and San Diego, and were excited to be opening one in New Zealand. “We want to have a nice place where everyone is welcome and can come and play with the cats. The advantage is that the cats will become sociable too - making them good for adoption,” Richelle said. She also hopes that people will feel part of the team when the cats find homes. Ken and Richelle are looking at opening the café in November depending on how the process goes. The idea behind setting up shop in Petone was because it has free parking and an interesting mix of shopping and dining. They said the dream to open a cat café came from experiences working with rescue groups in Shanghai, China and rescuing abandoned cats around the world. The name of the café signifies both where we come from and where we are - with Neko being the Japanese word for cat and Ngeru the te reo Māori word for cat. A fundraising campaign has been set up to help with the foundation of the business.  To support the Ken and Richelle, go to

Ken and Richelle Okada are opening a cat cafe later this year. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would you want to be doing?

Emma McAuliffe, Wellington City “I would want to be traveling the world.”

Ken Okada, Korokoro “I would be focusing on exporting wine to Japan.”

Richelle Okada, Korokoro “I would be teaching English.”

Oscar Jay, Houghton Bay “I would want to be doing archeology.”

Nicole Naucabalavu, Karori “Staying on a tropical island out of touch with the world, living off the land and sea.”

Josh Briggs, Wainuiomata “I would most likely have a role in the community sector supporting young people and families to access housing.”

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 news@ Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Parking problems Dear Editor, Every time I go to Countdown I see cars parked on strange angles. Some drivers are so bad at parking they take up two car parks. Maybe they need to go back to basic driving and how to park a car or any vehicle. I see some ignorant sods still park in disability car parks without disability cards. It’s very selfish to take up a disability park when you don’t have a disability these people who have disabilities have

to pay for those cards. Start thinking of others, don’t just try and use the closest car park near the door way just because it’s raining. Those car parks are near the door way for those with disabilities not for inconsiderate bad drivers. Most drivers these days just drive in on any angle climb out and leave the car how they parked it. They don’t even look to see how far over the white line they are. Don’t the driving schools teach young

people how to park these days? In my days, parking was part of the test. If you couldn’t park, you failed and there are lots of people who are good drivers who can back me up on that statement. If you can’t park properly you are a hazard to other drivers on the road. One other matter, the speed around Countdown is 5kph – not 50kph! Yours sincerely, Peter Wells Wainuiomata (Abridged)

Enliven’s new Woburn Home manager passionate about putting residents first Enliven’s Woburn Home and Apartments has a new manager, Ginni Scott, and she’s passionate about putting residents first and building elder-centred communities. “I like to spend time with the elders wherever possible and do everything in my power to ensure they have the best possible quality of life.” Ginni has worked extensively in aged residential care and the mental health sector in a variety of roles. She is an experienced health service manager and a registered mental health nurse. She was attracted to Enliven’s Woburn Home because of its positive, personcentred culture. “Woburn Home and Apartments is run by Enliven, part of Presbyterian Support Central; it’s well-established and has a great reputation in the community, so I knew it would be a fun and positive place to work,” says Ginni. “I also love Enliven’s philosophy, which is based on the elder-centred Eden Alternative model of care. It takes a really holistic view of elders’ wellbeing and champions their independence and choice.” Presbyterian Support Central’s Enliven service was voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted in Aged Care and Retirement Villages in the 2017 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands survey. “Clearly that says a lot about the way the organisation interacts with and supports

Woburn Home welcomes new manager Ginni Scott. PHOTO: Supplied.

the people it cares for, as well as family, staff and the community,” says Scott. As manager, she hopes to use her diverse range of skills, experiences and interests to ensure Enliven’s values are embedded in practice at Woburn Home. “Aged care is a sector I’m really passionate about. I’m really enjoying getting to know the residents, their families and the staff better, and working together to do the very best by our residents.”  For more information about Enliven, including Woburn Home and Retirement Apartments, visit www.enlivencentral. or phone the friendly team on 04 569 6400 PBA

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Interested in becoming a JP? Dear Editor, I am glad that you have acknowledged the work of Clive Cannons as he worked as a community Justice of the Peace. People who are interested in becoming a JP can ring the registrar on 567 5728, visit the or talk to your current Justice of the Peace as you are consulting with them. Yours sincerely, Ann M Pibal Wainuiomata

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Hutt South candidates had the chance to strut their stuff in front of the Wainuiomata community last Friday. Labour’s Ginny Anderson and National’s Chris Bishop were present at Development Wainuiomata’s Business Breakfast, as were newcomers Richard Warwick from The Opportunities Party and Green Party candidate Virginia Horrocks. The event provided locals with a chance to find out what made each of the candidates tick and hear what they had to say. Members of the public were also allowed to ask questions and get to know the people hoping to represent Wainuiomata beyond

their electoral hoardings. Chris Bishop opened the morning and said that although National had not always been well represented in Wainuiomata that was something he hoped to change. He also mentioned how he was focused on seeing a student discount for public transport, the state of Wainuiomata Mall, and the idea of a retirement village in the community. Virginia Horrocks was next and jumped straight into how clean water and enviro-friendly businesses around Lower Hutt were crucial. Richard Warwick said although he was completely new to politics, the motivation was to be transparent and know what’s going on in the community.

Ginny Anderson was the last to speak however said she had a vision for the Hutt Valley and young people in Wainuiomata was a big focus. “I want to know there’s a future here for people in the Hutt,” Anderson said. She mentioned how important being up front in leading people into trades and getting people into good community schemes was. New Zealand’s next General Election will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, with voting beginning on September 11.  To enrol, check, or update your voting information, and for more information, got to elections.


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Igniting Curiosity and Inquiry! WaiPESI are running a career evening on September 13 6-8pm in partnership with Wainuiomata Intermediate. The evenings theme is Curiosity and Inquiry – what do you want to do as a career? WaiPESI has identified that this kind of conversation (life is about following your passion) needs to start earlier then it happens. Hence the reason it is open to

years 6 - years 13. We are also opening it up for families as you know the job landscape is ever changing and adults are having to re-skill for different options. Opening starts with a lotu, housekeeping and intro of the team, and stall holders then a speaker talking for 10 mins about their life journey pathway.

We are having information stalls in the Intermediate hall and we have 6 personal speakers who will be talking in 10 minute intervals about their life journeys and how they got to where they are today – this will be happening in 6 classrooms guided by students. Everyone in the community is welcome! Hope to meet and see you there!

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and Depression Coffee Group 10.30am - Baby Bounce and Rhyme 2pm-3pm - Justice of the peace 2pm-4pm - Craft Group 4pm-5pm - Tech Thursday By appointment - Generic Counselling 9.30am-2.30pm - Literacy and Numeracy 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group

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Wednesday August 30, 2017



Wainuiomata overcome by Whiti Te Ra

ABOVE: Wainuiomata Lions fought hard against Whiti Te Ra in Saturday’s Wellington rugby league premiership grand final at the Petone Recreation Ground. PHOTO: Supplied

LEFT: Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace, right, and a couple of Wainuiomata Lions junior players pose with the Rugby League World Cup which was a feature at Saturday’s Wellington rugby league premiership grand final. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

By Dan Whitfield

Wainuiomata was unable to capitalise against Whiti Te Ra on Saturday, losing 18-8 in Saturday’s Wellington rugby league premiership grand final at the Petone Recreation Ground. Whiti Te Ra was the first to score however, it was Wainuiomata that scored before half time to take the lead 8-6 in the second half.

It was a close score for much of the rest of the game, with both teams playing hard until the end. Wainuiomata and Whiti Te Ra were almost equal until Whiti Te Ra’s Aaron Whitikia scored the first of two tries late in the second half. The second try to Whiti Te Ra’s fullback sealed the victory. The win was a back-to-back success for the Otaki club. In 2016, Whiti Te Ra picked

Patea-Fereti to captain Wellington Pride squad Former Black Fern Jackie Patea-Fereti will lead the Wellington Pride into the Farah Palmer Cup after being named captain of the 2017 squad. The Wainuiomata No.8 is one of two former Black Ferns in the team’s 30-strong squad – being joined by Brooke Tauaneai and Kiri Mei who are also from Wainuiomata. Wellington Pride coach Ross Bond said naming his final squad had been a challenging task. “We started with an extended squad of 50 and the cool thing was that through our preseason they all hung in there and put real pressure on for places,” Ross said. “I’m very happy with the final squad which has a mix of some exciting young players who are pushing through and some experienced The 2017 Wellington Pride Squad for the Farah Palmer Cup is: Oriental-Rongotai: Raylene Lolo, Janet Taumoli, Alicia Print, Joanah Ngan-Woo, Lilian Mapu, Kauna Lopa, Ayesha Leti-l’iga, Reijeli Uluinayau. Petone: Angel Uila, Petra Krikalova, Accacia Te Iwimate. Poneke: Patricia Kalolo-Apolinario, Saua Ualesi. Wainuiomata: Brooke Tauaneai, Kiri Mei, Jackie

hands led by Jackie.” Among the young guns in the squad are St Mary’s College College students and outside backs Cheyne Copeland from Marist St Pats and Dhys Faleafaga from Northern United. There are eight members of the Victoria Tavern Trophy winning Oriental-Rongotai team and representatives from eight other Wellington clubs. Ross said he expected to make full use of his 30-strong roster. “We don’t have a development team, so it’s important that we keep a wider squad training together and preparing well through the season.” The Pride’s season kicks off on Saturday, September 2 against Hawke’s Bay at Jerry Collins Stadium in Porirua. Patea-Fereti (c). Old Boys University: Holly McDonald, Gina Williamson, Tawny Burgess. Marist St Pats: Sinead To’oala-Ryder, Cheyne Copeland, Jane Bryce, Monica Tagoai, Tina Vauua-Hamlin. Hutt Old Boys Marist: Rosie Stirling. Paramata-Plimmerton: Tove Svanborg. Northern United:  Sanita Levave, Vaine Marsters, Dhys Faleafaga, Lekah Leti.

up the Wellington title unbeaten. They look to head into the 2018 as the team to beat. The Porirua Vikings overcame Petone 43-4 to secure its promotion into next year’s premiership competition. Wellington will host the Rugby League World Cup quarter-final on November 18. The Rugby League World Cup, which is also known as the Paul Barrière Trophy, was on show at the grand final on Saturday.

Notable past Wainuiomata Lions players include: • David Faiumu • Paul Whatuira • Ava Seumanufagai • Marvin Karawana • David Lomax • John Lomax • Billy Weepu • Piri Weepu • Tana Umaga

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Christchurch can’t complain about All Black drought Christchurch is currently unfit to host an All Blacks test - the stadium simply isn’t up to it. Many were aghast when Canterbury missed out on test rugby for the next three seasons but the reality is, in a commercially driven environment, the slapped together AMI Stadium can’t function. It’s not about how many All Blacks are created on the mainland, or trophies in the collective cabinet, the New Zealand Rugby Union want profits and quality facilities. With squabbling still going on over who will stump up what cash for a new Christchurch stadium, Cantabrians are left with a stadium well below par. Crusaders boss Hamish Riach is right in one sense that fans are stay-

ing away from the ground because of it’s mediocre nature. I went to the Super Rugby quarter and semi finals played there last month and I can assure you, it’s like watching a game while being crammed into a tin of sardines. One of the kick-offs was when the temperature was already -1. All in all the tickets cost $110 for both games - while I enjoyed the nights, I wouldn’t do it again. Rest assured the All Blacks will be playing more and more games in Auckland over the coming years. It’s where the NZRU can make the most money and where the biggest population is. It’s bad news for rugby fans everywhere else but money doesn’t just talk, it screams.


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