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By Dan Whitfield

A new path has been installed at Pioneer Church – marking one of the Wainuiomata church’s first repairs in its 150-year history. Joyce Lockyer, president of the Wainuiomata Pioneer Church Preservation Society, explained that there had been huge amounts of interest, with members of the community saying that it looked good. Because the new path was a straight replacement of the old one, there were no issues around consents seeing as it has a category II listing with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust – one of only two listed buildings in Wainuiomata. Continued on page 2. Joyce Lockyer, President of the Wainuiomata Pioneer Church Preservation Society. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield


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New path for Pioneer Church Continued from page 1 The project cost $20,000 to complete, with costs supported by First Sovereign Trust, Dews

Construction, and Hutt City Council. Joyce said that Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace was a big supporter of

the project, and ensured that it was done well. “We have a lot of elderly people visit so it’s great to have


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Wainuiomata’s Pioneer Church on Coast Rd. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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a new path as the old one was quite dangerous. Pioneer Church is one of the oldest churches in the Wellington Region. The history of the church starts back in 1839 when Richard Prouse, along with his wife Mary and six of their children emigrated to New Zealand. Richard vowed that if he did well in this new land, he would build a church as his thanksgiving. The family finally settled in Wainuiomata in the early 1850’s and established a saw mill there. On January 29, 1853 Richard purchased the land that would later become the site of the new church. It was built by the pioneers in 1866 as a Wesleyan Church (Methodist) and was used for regular services until the congregation outgrew it and moved to the new St Stephens Church in 1957. The 150th Jubilee of the church was held on February 6 and 7, last year.

Children from Konini Primary School, Arakura School and Wainuiomata Intermediate are encouraging their parents to enrol and vote in this year’s election. Nearly 730,000 enrolled voters did not vote in 2014 which is one reason why a new initiative that asks New Zealanders to vote for children by enrolling to vote is so important. Led by the New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI), the initiative encourages adults to think about what’s needed so every child gets the best education, and all our

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children can achieve their potential. Year six pupils from Arakura School told the Wainuiomata News that it was important for their parents to vote because their future depended on it. Angel McMillan said it was their chance to have their say about what they want for the future. T h e Wa i n u i o m a t a schools are among several others around Wellington that have been encouraging parents to enrol and vote in this week’s elections. NZEI president Lynda Stuart said it was about reminding New Zealanders what’s at stake when

Arakura School students Bryson Lewis, Tuasis Faalogoifo, Bethany Tanis, Krista Henderson-Williams have been encouraging their parents to vote. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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Students encourage Wainuiomata residents to vote By Dan Whitfield The decision that thousands of New Zealanders will make this

Saturday will play a significant part in the next three years – and although Ruby Gardner will miss this year’s election, she

Ruby Gardner and Shannon Collier believe it’s important to vote because the voice of every New Zealander matters. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

is backing her friend Shannon Collier who will be voting in Wainuiomata. The duo, both year 13 students at Wainuiomata High School, said they believed that it was important for everyone to vote because every voice matters. New Zealand’s General Election will be held on Saturday, September 23 with voting already underway. Voting in New Zealand can be done in person at voting locations around the community, both in advance and on election day. Shannon said the decisions that the next government make will have an effect on her as a young person. In Wainuiomata, voters have the choice between: Ginny Anderson, Labour; Chris Bishop, National; Wilf Bearman-Riedel, NZ Outdoors Party; Alok Gupta, New Zealand First; Virginia Horrocks,

Greens; Andy Parkins, ACT New Zealand; Richard Warrick, The Opportunities Party (TOP), and Dorothy Frances Fox, independent. Shannon said that she had educated herself in regards to what each party stood for and had looked through the policies that mattered to her. “Your voice really does matter,” Shannon said. Ruby said as youth, they had the responsibility to vote for what matters to them and encourage others to do the same. “It’s important to not let someone else vote for you. It’s your responsibility to vote for the next generation,” she said. Wainuiomata residents can vote at Arakura School, Life City Church, Life Impact Centre, St Peter’s Church, Wainuiomata Community Hub, Wainuiomata Marae, and Wainuiomata Primary School.

Recycling spirit big at Wainuiomata Primary School By Dan Whitfield

Wainuiomata Primary School is looking to the community to help it help the environment. Kristen Fraser, a teacher from the school, has been helping collect used toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes as part of the Colgate Better World Recycling Project that runs until October 29. Once collected, the oral waste is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded and made into new recycled products. Kristen said it was about encouraging locals to participate and work towards an environment that’s clean.

By collecting oral care waste and sending it to TerraCycle to be recycled, the school will go in the draw to win recycled garden beds as well as a Mitre 10 vouchers or cash prizes. “I think there are a lot of people t hat don’t know that we’re doing this. It’s just our way of helping.” Wainuiomata Primary School is also part of the Fonterra Pouch Recycling Programme, GLAD Food Storage Recycling Programme, and NESCAFÉ Capsule Recycling Programme.  If you would like to help Wainuiomata Primary School with its recycling programmes, contact the school on 04 939 8677.

inbrief news Parking fee increase in central Wellington Parking conditions in Wainuiomata are much nicer than that of Wellington City – especially with parking fees in central Wellington increasing to $4.50 per hour this month. The fee rise of 50 cents an hour will affect the area bounded by Bunny Street, Lambton Quay, Bowen Street, The Terrace, Boulcott Street, Willis Street, Dixon Street, Cuba Street, Jervois Quay and Waterloo Quay. The fee increase proposal was part of Wellington City Council’s Annual Plan consultation. Residents also had an opportunity to provide feedback through the traffic resolution process earlier in May.

Daylight saving starts Daylight saving starts this weekend. On Sunday, September 24, the clocks will go forward by one hour, when 2am becomes 3am. People may find it convenient to put their clocks forward by one hour before going to bed on Saturday, September 23. As well as changing clocks, the end of daylight saving is an opportune time for people to check their household emergency plans and survival items and home smoke alarms. The daylight saving period runs from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April. Daylight saving ends on April 1 2018 when the clocks go back an hour.

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Isabelle Purvis, 7, shows off the Wainuiomata Primary School recycling area. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield


The Department of Internal Affairs has released the top 20 Maori baby names for 2016 in association with last week’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017. The most popular Maori baby name in 2016 for girls was Maia. For boys, Nikau was most popular within New Zealand. Each name was carefully researched by Te Taura Whiri I te reo Maori, the Maori Language Commission, to confirm it was a Maori name.


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inbrief news New police proposed under Labour A boost for local policing by delivering 1000 new frontline community-based police officers to deter and solve crime at the community level should the Labour Party win the 2017 Election. Community patrols are also set to benefit with funding of 20 new patrol cars each year for three years and twelve paid volunteer coordinators. Labour candidate for Hutt South Ginny Andersen said this extra funding was commitment from Labour to safer streets and safer communities. Andersen worked for eight years with the New Zealand Police.

Board of trustees student election Wainuiomata High School students have a chance to be the student representative on their school board of trustees. Boards schools with students above year nine must hold an annual student trustee election in September each year. Any student from year nine and above is eligible to stand for election

Students fundraise for trip to Te Papa Wainuiomata Primary School, along with two kindergartens and Pukeatua Childcare Centre are set to perform at Te Papa later this year – however they need the community’s support. This Saturday from 10.30am the children will be busking inside the Wainuiomata Mall to raise funds for three buses to transport them Te Papa on November 3. There will also be a sausage sizzle outside the ANZ bank, a bake table outside the old Barber shop, a clothes table inside the mall and a gold coin donation for a bouncy castle for young children. People who are voting on the day are invited to come on down and support the children’s fundraising efforts.

Region’s mayors agree to further work on indoor arena proposal A new indoor arena for Wellington is a step closer, with mayors instructing the region’s economic development agency to begin work towards a business case for the project. At August’s Wellington Regional Strategy Committee, the region’s mayors viewed concept designs for a 10,000 seat multipurpose arena, with the ability to increase capacity to more than 12,000 as required. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace said the mayors had instructed the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) to begin the work on a proposal for the stadium. “We’re keen to see a city location that could accommodate more than 12,000 people. We’ve instructed our economic development agency to work with the regional and city councils to assess the various options for a location, design, cost and funding and to develop the feasibility study,” Wallace said. “It’s great to see all the councils in the region working together on a major project like

An artist’s impression of a large indoor arena for the Wellington region. PHOTO: Supplied

this. This shows the benefits of working together, and what we can achieve when we think and act as a region.” Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the arena was important for the development of the arts in the capital. “A major new arena will be a big boost for Wellington

and help us attract even more international acts. Currently we have capacity for just 5600 people at an indoor concert, compared to 12,000 at Spark Arena in Auckland and 8800 in Christchurch. A bigger venue will mean we can compete for the big acts and be a long-term boost for the local economy,”

Lester said. Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy also said the region had been missing out on the growth in live events. There is currently only the TSB Bank Arena, Michael Fowler Centre, Opera House, and St James Theatre available for events in Wellington city.

Sporting success for head boy Wainuiomata High School head boy Alexander Faifailoa has been awarded the College Sport Wellington Top Try Scorer 2017. The award was presented to Alex for scoring 17 tries within the Wellington 1st XV Secondary School Rugby competition. Alex, who plays as an open-side flanker, demonstrates the Wainuiomata High School values of achievement and perseverance in his academic studies and every rugby game he plays in. Though he was the top try-scorer for a Wellington 1st XV player, Alex continues to include his team-mates and plays as part of the team.

From left, David Fa’atafa, Sport Manager for College Sport Wellington, Alexander Faifailoa, Wainuiomata High School head boy, and Phillip Kauika, Wainuiomata High School assistant principal and 1st XV coach. PHOTO: Supplied.




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The ten warning signs Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace opened Walter Mildenhall Park Naenae Regional Bowls Centre on Friday, September 1, with deputy mayor David Bassett, Community Facilities Trust chief executive Peter Healy and chairperson Kirsten Patterson. PHOTO: Supplied

The new $6.25 million Regional Bowls Centre at Walter Mildenhall Park is now open and ready for the tournaments to start. Opened by Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace and the chairperson of the Com munity Facilities Trust Kirsten Patterson, the facility is the new home of the Naenae Bowling Club, which has moved from its old site in Witako Street, after merging with the Naenae RSA and Park Avenue Bowling Club. Naenae Bowling Club president Ross Thorn was delighted with the new premises. He puts the clubs’ membership increase from 200 to 368 since June down to the new facilities. “By any standard, this is a world-class facility. The

indoor arena fundamentally changes our sport as it enables play all-year-round in any weather. This is great for casual bowlers and professional bowlers alike,” Ross said. The centre boasts three outdoor greens and a covered green, and is already booked for several national tournaments starting with the Professional Bowling Association New Zealand finals later in September. Hutt City Council contributed $4.25 million towards the project and expects most, if not all, of this sum to be recouped through the sale of council-owned bowling greens in the city that are no longer used. Wallace was positive about the project and its benefits to Lower Hutt.

“It’s a great, modern facility which will draw visitors from around the country and give the local economy a welcome boost. This facility is one more jewel in the crown of a number of quality local sporting facilities,” Wallace said. He sa id the council-owned Community Facilities Trust, which raised a large proportion of the funds for the project, presented a vision of how the park is part of a broader recreational centre. “ We a re bu i ld i ng a powerful narrative of a rejuvenating city. This is a further example of us following through on our plan to re-invigorate our city, a plan that our residents strongly endorse.”

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: If you were prime minister of New Zealand, what would you do?

Angel McMillan Wainuiomata “I would make sure we focus on education, and also get rid of pests.”

Erin Little, Wainuiomata “I would help people who need help, like those who don’t have money for their health.”

Kyla Peebles Wainuiomata “I’d make sure schools had money for good equipment, and lots of books.”

Krista HendersonWilliams Wainuiomata “I would chose to have cleaner rivers.”

Tausisi Faalogoifo Wainuiomata “Help everyone.”

Bethany Tanis Wainuiomata “I would clean up all the rubbish.”

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.

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Litter problem too much

Dear Editor, I am not telling you who to vote for I am just telling you that we need to think before we vote. What is best for our future generation coming up? I don’t really think this government cares about environment issues. We deserve a change of government this year. A good change is as good as having a bath to wash away the dirty politics and start fresh. Peter Wells Wainuiomata (Abridged)

Dear Editor, Thanks for bringing attention to the rampant litter problem in Wainuiomata. I don’t understand why people feel the need to destroy our area with their rubbish. How hard is it to put a council rubbish bag on the kerb each week? I’m sick of having to collect other people’s waste each day when I take my dog for a walk. Yours sincerely, A concerned resident.

Melling and Kennedy Good Bridge interchanges to be fast-tracked

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National MP Chris Bishop said the Melling intersection had been a headache and safety risk for the Hutt Valley for many years. However, fast-tracking of a new interchange at Melling and the investigation and design of an interchange at Kennedy Good Bridge has been announced. The Hutt South National candidate said improving the intersection was one of his top transport priorities. “Getting traffic into Lower Hutt faster without clogging up State Highway 2 will be a big bonus and it’ll be easier for people to get back across the bridge to the highway at the end of the day,” Bishop said. “This ease of access in and out of the Hutt CBD will be a boost to productiv-

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Womens hockey Tennis also Wainuiomata’s sport team finish on top

Back row from left, Allan Saunders (coach), Chase Foster, Janine Smith, Melissa Warman (Ninox Construction), Kirsten O’Donnell, Kathy Wolfe, Maddie Hemi, Claire Humphries, Matie Whitman, Craig Foster (Ninox Construction). Front row from left, Kris Strang, Erica Pihema, Shannon Pihema, Olivia Martin, Jo Martin (captain), Paris Coleman. PHOTO: Supplied

Wainuiomata Hockey Club has finished this season on a high, with its womens team winning 2-1 against Northern United in the finals. The achievement was great for the club and team who went through the season unbeaten this year, winning the reserve two grade. The win also means Wainuiomata Hockey Club’s womens team gains promotion into a higher grade next year. Wainuiomata’s premier two

team also played Northern United in their final game of the season but unfortunately could not make it two from two for the club, going down 2-1. The team finished the season in sixth place. Captain Jo Martin said it was a challenging year for the team with lots of injuries but were happy to finish where they did as it meant they’d remain in the same grade next year. The premier two team were also fortunate enough to have

Wainuiomata Football Club’s women will look to continue playing hard next season following their promotion into division one. Coach Adam Smith said the promotion was a great way to end the season and showed how successful the team had been this year. Wainuiomata came up against

top of the table counterparts Porirua City in the finals on July 30, winning 5-1. The local team played seven games in womens competition with five wins, one loss, and one draw. “It has been a really successful season so it’s a fantastic result for the team,” Adam said. Adam said the Wainuiomata womens team had fluctuated between division one and two

It currently has around 180 members, across both junior and seniors divisions. Wainuiomata Tennis Club is located in Homedale and has five floodlit artificial turf courts. As well as an already full programme of tournaments, interclub competitions and night leagues, Wainuiomata Tennis Club is gearing up to also provide casual options on Thursday nights, starting in October. This will give members of the community an opportunity to play and enjoy the sport at the club for only $5. Wainuiomata Tennis Club will also have open afternoons on the first Sunday of October, November and December from 2-4pm.  For more information about joining or upcoming events, contact Julie Day on 021 342 555.

local business Ninox Construction sponsor them a full new playing strip. “We are so grateful for the support from Craig and Melissa for our club this year and we take the field each week with pride,” Jo said. Both teams are now on a break for a few months before preseason training kicks back in. The club would like to thank all the supporters, family and friends who helped make the season successful.

Promotion for women’s team By Dan Whitfield

Tennis is alive and well at Wainuiomata Tennis Club. Wainuiomata Tennis Club held an open day on Sunday afternoon, with around 30 children and eight seniors joining the club ahead of this season. The event attracted lots of families who picked up a tennis racket and headed out on to the court to give the sport a go. Good weather also made the event a success. Wainuiomata Tennis Club president Wendy Paulik said people had made the club what it is today and for a community like Wainuiomata, was a great asset. Wainuiomata Tennis Club has been open for 70 years this year and has seen hundreds of players, from children to adults, enjoy the sport.

in the past. The last time the team was in division one was the 2015/16 season. Wainuiomata finished the 2017 season in second place behind Porirua City, and ahead of Stop Out Black. Wainuiomata also won the womens division two cup competition recently, overcoming Stop Out Black in a penalty shootout, 3-2.

Wainuiomata Football Club’s womens team following their win over Stop Out Black. PHOTO: Supplied

Wainuiomata’s Alister McIntyre, and his doubles partner Tania Marti. PHOTO: Wainuiomata’s News File

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Springboks rivalry suffers fatal blow Part of my childhood died on Saturday night. Watching the All Blacks thump the Springboks 57-0 at North Harbour’s QBE Stadium. Growing up in the mid-90s I had the privilege of getting up in the middle of the night and watching physically intense, uncompromising battles between the two teams. The 1995 Rugby World Cup final which the Springboks won 15-12, is one of my first rugby memories. I still clearly envisage Sean Fitzpatrick banging his fists into the turf of Ellis Park in 1996, part in elation, part in exhaustion after his All Black team won the first series ever against the ‘Boks on South African soil. That Springbok team had no heart and waved the white flag 10 minutes into the second half. Last weekend pre-match I’d put out on social media that the All Blacks were ripe for the picking af-

ter some sluggish play in previous games and a new look propping partnership. How wrong was I? Happy to be wrong. The Boks were out-muscled, out-passioned and out-thought tactically. Springboks coach Allister Cotzee tried desperately to keep things positive, praising his side’s territory advantage but admitted his set-piece failed and his team was well outplayed. Despite a dominant All Blacks win, international rugby needs a strong South African team and having just suffered the biggest defeat in their history, they have plenty of work to do to restore pride in the green jersey and gain respectability in the rivalry with the All Blacks. It’s difficult to know where to start after an abysmal performance.


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