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Bishop for Hutt South By Dan Whitfield

Chris Bishop has become the new Member of Parliament for the Hutt South electorate. The 2017 New Zealand General Election was held on Saturday night and saw the Hutt South public vote the National Party list MP in as their local representative. “I’m elated but tired. It’s really great to see people place their faith and trust in you – it’s a real honour,” Chris said. Chris and Labour’s Ginny Andersen traded places as votes were counted throughout the night. However, when all votes had come in it was Chris who came out on top with 17,392 votes. Continued on page 2. National’s Chris Bishop is the new Hutt South MP. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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Continued from page 1 Chris was elected to Parliament as a National List MP at the 2014 election. He was born and raised in Lower Hutt, attending Eastern Hutt School, Hutt Intermediate and Hutt International Boys’ School.

He also holds a first class Honours degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington, and has been admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Several projects Chris will be pushing hard for locally include

in housing. “I’m absolutely committed and in this for the long haul.” Chris told the Wainuiomata News that this was the first time that National has held the Hutt South electorate. The seat was left open by long term Labour MP Trevor Mallard.

Scholarship for award-winning refugee Enthusiastic, creative, ambitious and driven are a few of the many positive words that have been used to describe Naenae college student Clench Enoka, winner of the Sir Robert Jones scholarship. An 18-year-old refugee from Sudan and an active member of Naenae Clubhouse, Clench’s passion for creativity has led to her being a volunteer, the winner of multiple competitions, the Eastern Ward representative of the

Hutt City Youth Council and the recipient of the Sir Robert Jones scholarship. Naenae Computer Clubhouse coordinator, Lily Chalmers, said: “Clench has been with us since 2010, when Naenae Clubhouse opened. “She has worked hard in many creative areas and shows fantastic leadership skills. “She is very deserving of this scholarship.” T he schola rship assists young women from refugee

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better cellphone coverage around Wainuiomata, a redevelopment of the mall, and a retirement village established in the community. Others include the Cross Valley Link, as well as the recently announced upgrade to the Melling Interchange and an improvement

backgrounds to complete a university degree or tertiary qualification. It presents an opportunity for those who may not have the opportunity to study because of their family circumstances as refugees. The Sir Robert Jones Scholarship is gifted in conjunction with Sir Robert Jones Holdings and Refugees and Survivors New Zealand. Around 80 applications were received and 15 refugee

women received them. The scholarship pays tertiary fees and for two years of accommodation if the student attends an institution outside their home town. Clench is looking forward to studying Design at Massey University. “I’m so thankful for the scholarship. “I can’t wait to get hands-on experience in studios and workshops and apply design principles in real life.”

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New café off to flying start By Dan Whitfield

Local customers are showing their appreciation for a new café that has opened at Wainuiomata Golf Club. Owner Roslyn King said her business Knives, Forks & Fingers, which opened on August 1, was going really well, despite there being a few hiccups at the start. Roslyn has 30 years of hospitality experience and has been running a café inside GNS Science in Avalon for the past six years. Knives, Forks & Fingers is only open on the weekends, but Roslyn said she hopes that she will be able to open to the public on weeknights as summer approaches.

“I love it – and really like the people. Here [the café at GNS Science] you get to know everyone and what they want, but in Wainuiomata it’s always a surprise,” Roslyn said. “People just pop in.” Roslyn said there were a couple of golfers who play at Wainuiomata Golf Club and work at GNS Science who have said how much they are enjoying having a familiar option in Wainuiomata. All staff at Knives, Forks & Fingers are also from Wainuiomata. “I wanted to keep it local and give local kids an opportunity.” Roslyn also said that in a kitchen environment there’s a lot to think about which is

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why she encourages a fun and supportive work environment. Knives, Forks & Fingers is open from 9am to 4pm on

Saturdays and Sundays. The menu is made up of homemade baking and family recipes as well as good coffee.

Lower Hutt civic precinct continues to take shape The next stage of the Lower Hutt Civic Precinct development is about to begin with phase three of the Riddiford Garden refurbishment. Hutt City Council’s city infrastructure general manager Bruce Sherlock says work already completed on Riddiford Garden is getting great use by the public, especially the active plaza at the corner of Queens Street and Laings Road. “Young people are playing basketball and using the skateable surfaces every day and a tai chi group is often seen in the plaza. The new Riddiford Pavilion, which has a BBQ area, is also expected to be a hit with warmer weather hopefully on its way,” Bruce said. The next phase of the redevelopment will complete the transformation of the garden with new landscaping, seating, improved pathways and a new water feature to replace the old

Hutt Valley residents helped do the right thing by taking part in New Zealand’s largest clean up event recently. Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Week ran from September 11-17 and saw hundreds join several community clean up projects. In the Hutt Valley, there were rail corridor clean ups as well as a Hutt Valley Line graffiti clean-up. Hutt City Council also ran a Communities Beautiful Week alongside the clean up week, from September 16-24. In 2016, more than 40,000 volunteers took part in more than 625 individual events nationwide – with clean ups happening at beaches, alongside highways, in parks, and everywhere in between. Heather Saunderson, chief executive officer of Keep New Zealand Beautiful, said: “Our mission is to educate the next generation of Kiwis and work together toward creating a better New Zealand.”

Old time hymns at Pioneer Church James Davis has again hosted his very popular Old Time Hymn night at Wainuiomata’s Pioneer Church. An almost full house enjoyed singing old hymns and as the exterior doors were open the sounds of the congregation in full voice singing Rock of Ages and Old Rugged Cross floated down Coast Road. Joyce Lockyer, President of the Wainuiomata Pioneer Church  Preservation Society, said it was such an unusual experience to be in a 150-year-old church singing hymns that early pioneers of Wainuiomata would have sung so many years ago.

A concept drawing showing phase three of the Riddiford Garden refurbishment and the connecting pathways that will be a feature. Drawing supplied by Isthmus Group Ltd. PHOTO: Supplied

civic fountain. As part of the upgrade two bridges that lead from the children’s playground will be replaced and made fully accessible with picnic spots dotted throughout the garden. Work on the next phase has

begun with council’s contractor Naylor Love setting up on site. The public will notice site fencing going up and site clearing. During construction the rear end of the garden, at the back of council’s building on Laings Road will be closed to the

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public. Signage will be put up directing the public to alternate routes. The garden is set to be complete next year to coincide with the opening of the new Lower Hutt Events Centre and refurbished Town Hall.

Jacinda visits Wainuiomata Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern visited the Wainuiomata Rugby Club on Thursday last week. The event saw many of the Wainuiomata community attend, to either show their support or hear what she had to say in her last push to gather the public’s vote.


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HighLight to shine a light on Alzheimers HighLight will transform Riddiford Garden in central Lower Hutt into a wonderland of brilliant light installations and live performances over October 20-23. Installations are currently being planned and finalised for the carnival. They include a giant lightbulb suspended in mid-air, with an illuminated performer putting on a display inside, as well as the Affinity light sculpture that features a web of vividly coloured orbs representing neurons in a human brain. Children will also glow in the dark in a UV-light area, including special paint that will turn their hands into a kaleidoscope of

colours. A fireworks display will also be held every night. Visitors to the carnival will get to enjoy walking through the gardens and immersing themselves in the various displays, live entertainment and interactive features. The event will be open to all ages and will be free. Lower Hutt City Council has also announced Alzheimers Wellington as the charity partner for HighLight: Carnival of Lights. Mayor Ray Wallace said having a charity like Alzheimers Wellington as a partner makes the event even more significant and meaningful to our community.

Affinity is the work of artist group ‘amigo and amigo’ (Simone Chua and Renzo B. Larriviere) in collaboration with digital agency S1T2. PHOTO: Supplied.

Wainuiomata gets four MPs, stays Labour Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm, Te Aro Room, Mac’s Function Centre TO ENTER: email your name and address to: *Entries close 2nd October 2017

Wainuiomata voters are the winners in this year’s General Election, with four local MPs due to represent them in Parliament. Despite National’s Chris Bishop winning the seat of Hutt South on election night, Labour maintained its support in Wainuiomata by a large margin. Ginny Andersen and Trevor Mallard will both enter Parliament as list MPs. Labour’s Meka Whaitiri also increased her margin on the

night, winning the Maori seat of Ikaroa-Rawhiti. “I’d like to thank the people of Wainuiomata for voting for me and Labour,” Ginny said. “There’s lots of work to do and I’m keen to roll my sleeves up and get stuff done.” Meka said that retaining the seat was her goal and wanted to thank and acknowledge everyone who voted for her in Wainuiomata. “Wainuiomata is going to be well supported with four

voices advocating for them in Parliament,” she said. Though Government is the result Labour wants, whatever happens in the next few weeks, Meka and her counterparts will continue to focus on growing jobs as well as creating a world-class health and education system. “With 6000 special votes still to be counted, Labour’s final position could be even better,” Ginny said. “Watch this space.”

Ginny campaigned strongly on local issues, pushing for better, more affordable housing, more effective ways of dealing with mental health, and creating 21st century learning environments for our kids. Meka is the current Labour spokesperson for Local Government. She is also associate spokesperson for primary industries, food safety, economic development, and trade and export growth.

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Double successes as Victoria students win scholarships Two Victoria University students have been awarded prestigious Woolf Fisher Trust scholarships to pursue their PhD studies at Cambridge University. Nat Walker-Hale, 22, and Josh Brian, 23, from Victoria’s School of Biological Sciences, will travel to the United Kingdom to study for their PhDs. Sir Woolf Fisher (1912-1975), who co-founded Fisher and Paykel, set up the Woolf Fisher Trust in 1960 as a way to recognise and reward academic excellence. The scholarship recipients are young New Zealanders who show academic brilliance and leadership potential, and whose integrity, vision and capacity for work is exceptional. The scholarships are valued around $300,000 each. Nat, who attended Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School in Lower Hutt, is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Ecology and Biodiversity at Victoria. His PhD studies at Cambridge will be a continuation of his Honours research investigating the evolution of traits in flowering plant species that are distinctive in plant evolution and fundamentally important for human health and nutrition. “Plants, especially flowering plants, are so diverse—studying the diversity of plant life can provide a window into fundamental evolutionary processes and concepts,” Nat said. “Through my studies at Victoria, I was able to explore all aspects of plant life and biology and connect with high quality researchers, developing fundamental skills in scientific research.”

Josh Brian and Nat Walker-Hale from Victoria’s School of Biological Sciences, will travel to the United Kingdom to study for their PhDs. PHOTO: Supplied.

After completing his PhD, Nat hopes to pursue a career in academia, eventually bringing his knowledge back home and applying it to New Zealand’s unique flora. Josh attended Wellington College before studying at Victoria, and completed his undergraduate studies last year. He is currently working toward a Master of Science in Marine Biology. His research looks at the genetic diversity of cells that provide nutrients to coral reefs and how these might thrive

in different temperatures, an area of interest due to climate change. “Cambridge University has an excellent conservation programme, with amazing people that work there,” Josh said. “They have more conservation organisations than anywhere else in the world.” Josh hopes that his PhD will build on his Master’s research, expanding to include work with small communities and helping to develop methods to preserve depleting natural resources.

Enliven’s Woburn Home continues its domestic transformation

Woburn Home resident Allan Devlin shares a laugh with Clinical Nurse Manager Anneke Barkwith in the Enliven home’s brand new kitchen. PHOTO Supplied.

At Enliven’s Woburn Home in Wai-iti Crescent, Lower Hutt, residents are celebrating the completion of new home-style living areas. The improvements are part of an 18-month renovation schedule to make the home look and feel as homely as possible. Once completed, the Enliven home will boast 22 additional en-suite rooms, revamped lounges and dining areas complete with domestic style kitchens. “We’re really excited to see things taking shape. All of the finishes and touches in the new areas are really giving off a lovely ‘home-like’ feel,” says clinical nurse manager, Anneke Barkwith. She says the spirit in which the home’s redevelopment has been conceived strongly reflects Enliven’s elder-centred philosophy which all Enliven homes, including Woburn Home, follow. “The Enliven philosophy is based on the internationally-recognised Eden Alternative model of care and is all about ensuring elders have companionship, independence and choice, fun and meaningful activity in

their lives. “It’s not just a renovation, we hope residents and families will use these new areas as social hub just as they would have at home. “Creating a really ‘domestic’ feel to the home is recognition that this is the elders’ home so we don’t want it to look or feel clinical like many traditional rest home environments.” In addition to the indoor spaces, an outdoor deck area has also been added off one of the lounges. The mobility-friendly space will to help encourage residents with limited mobility to enjoy more outdoor living. “A bit of sunshine can make all the difference, especially for those who find it difficult to get outdoors,” says Anneke. “This is home for the residents, so we’re committed to encouraging a lot of living to happen here!”  To find out more about Enliven’s Woburn Home visit or call the home directly on 04 569 6400. PBA

$10k for Wainui duo Professional Wainuiomata has given away $10,000 to a local duo who listed their home with Professionals Real Estate. The prize was up for grabs as part of a competition for sellers who listed their home for sale with the real estate company. With 40 sets of sellers entitled to be included in the draw, the odds were always going to be spectacular. However, it was Colin Megann and Sue King who took out the win. They entrusted real estate agent Judy Robinson and Professionals to sell their Kendal Grove property earlier this year.

Luke Jansen, manager at Wainuiomata Professionals, with Colin Megann and Sue King. PHOTO: Supplied

Sue King’s reaction when she found out she’d won $10,000 from Professionals. PHOTO: Supplied



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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Did you vote and were you surprised with the result from this year’s General Election?

John Martin , Wainuiomata “Nah I didn’t vote, I’m only 17... I was a little surprised, because I thought more New Zealanders would be on Labour’s side.”

Leah Harrison , Wainuiomata “No I didn’t vote, I don’t vote for personal beliefs. I wasn’t really surprised, I’m not really concerned.”

Richard Knox, Wainuiomata “Yes. and yes, everyone that I had spoken to was voting Labour. I thought it was really going to happen this time.”

Ruby Gardner, Wainuiomata “I couldn’t vote this election, I would if I could. I actually wasn’t super surprised but I was disappointed.”

Tina Jones, Wainuiomata “Yes. I was very suprised but pleased to see Labour won Wainui.”

Frances MacDonald, Wainuiomata “Yes. I’m pleased for Labour, Meka got in and Ginny’s on the list.”

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.

Toastmasters get awards Dear Editor, Wainuiomata Toastmasters recently held the Humorous and Tabletopics contests. Humorous speeches are so much more than a series off one-line jokes or phrases that elicit non-stop guffaws of laughter and we saw three distinctive styles of using humour in speeches. Each of the speakers had distinctive and diverse titles which caused instant smiles when they were introduced. Khorshed advised us in her Technology Challenges, Neville described his Gastronomic Dis-

asters while Kelvin told us a story about A Close Call, A Flying Humvee and A Missing Bird. Three completely different styles of humour but each garnered chuckles and laughter during their presentation. After the mandatory coffee break for convivial socializing and the judge’s deliberations, Khorshed was declared the winner with Neville as runner up. Mano then introduced the Tabletopic contest. In this contest, all contestants leave the room

and are brought in one by one to speak for two minutes on the same topic (No speaker is allowed to hear another speaker until they have given their own presentation). Impromptu speaking skills are invaluable in the workplace when unexpectedly asked for an opinion in a meeting and especially in interview situations Anne, Kelvin, Craig and Neville all answered the question “Do We Get Value from Wellington Transport?’. After the judges had deliberated, Ann’s

novel response to the question earned her first place with Neville runner up. It was interesting to note that both contests were won by experienced matriarchs of the club who were able to draw on personal experiences for their presentations. Wainuiomata Toastmasters offers opportunities to gain skills that will be beneficial in both personal and career situations. Yours sincerely, Neville Isherwood Wainuiomata Toastmasters

New pipeline for Knights Road

Celebrities in support of Breathe Better September

Wellington Water is back at work on Knights Road, Lower Hutt. A 1.5 kilometre pipeline is being installed from Waterloo to the Hutt River, to ensure a new ultraviolet treatment system will be good to go before peak summer demand for drinking water. Wellington Water’s acting group manager for network development and delivery Ian McSherry said the pipe is a critical part of the new treatment technology to ensure safe water continues to be delivered to homes and businesses in Lower Hutt. Ian acknowledged that residents and road users would be frustrated by yet more work on this major thoroughfare. “We are really sorry for the inconvenience. Fortunately in most

Respiratory conditions such as asthma affect so many New Zealanders, so it’s no wonder why Breathe Better September has been popular. Letitia O’Dwyer, chief executive of Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand, said it’s about showing that asthma and respiratory conditions don’t have to hold you back. “Over 700,000 Kiwis have a respiratory condition, it’s the third leading cause of death and costs the country $6 billion each

cases we’ll be able to keep two way traffic flow as we go, but there will inevitably be delays,” Ian said. Trenches and other construction work will affect travel times along Knights Road and Cornwall Street for most of September. The pipeline will lead to the Hutt River through Kings Crescent and Queens Drive, and is scheduled to be completed in December. “We are putting a lot of effort in to keep everyone up-to-date with the phases of work. “And we’re using two to three times the typical construction effort to complete this work as fast as we can.” The new pipeline will divert water away from the UV treatment units at Waterloo Treatment plant when necessary.

year,” Letitia said. Breathe Better September started on September 1 and follows the inaugural 2016 campaign that gained a huge amount of support and following. TV personality Erin Simpson and rugby league player Issac Lu ke have sha re d their asthma experiences as part of the campaign. “By having celebrity ambassadors speak about their experiences, [it] encourages Kiwis to start thinking about

how they can improve their respiratory health, and information will be shared throughout the month to support this.” In New Zealand over 521,000 people take medication for asthma, making it the most common respiratory condition in the country. Respiratory disease includes asthma, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and obstructive sleep apnoea.

inbrief news Curtains for Wainui Sustainability Trust will be delivering Wainuiomata Curtain Bank orders next week. Curtains were finished recently and now the team will be visiting communities across Wellington with everyone’s orders. The Wainuiomata curtain drop is happening at the Wainuiomata Community Centre around 10.30am next Wednesday.

5.1 quake felt in Wainuiomata A 5.1 earthquake jolted the Wellington region on Wednesday afternoon. The quake was around Wellington and other areas of central New Zealand at 2.42pm and was centred 25km east of Seddon at a depth of 36km. No damage has been reported as part of the earthquake.

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Pencarrow Kindergarten celebrates Maori Language Week Children from Pencarrow Kindergarten recently joined in celebrating Maori Language Week – Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori. They were joined by several other kindergartens in Wainuiomata. Special activities included kapa haka, weaving and learning how to deliver their pepeha. Maori Language Week ran from September 11-17.

Ian Barauti decorates his taniwha mask. PHOTO: Supplied

Beauden Barnes raises the Tino Rangatiratanga flag in honour of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori. PHOTO: Supplied

Maia Morgan with her harakeke creations. PHOTO: Supplied

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TiHei Rangatahi projects TiHei Rangatahi are involved in a project called Te Pa Harakeke located close to the Wainuiomata Damn off Moores Valley Rd. Te Pa Harakeke is a community and regional council restoration project looking at restoring native plants and wildlife, harakeke and rongoa to this site. TiHei Rangatahi have a strong emphasis on Kaitiakitanga teaching our young people to be great guardians for the environment so were excited to be apart of this project. They have planted 50 native plants after school and hope to return soon to plant

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more native plants and help clear away some of the weeds. Another Kaitiaki project TiHei Rangatahi is involved in is a Maara Kai project where we teach Kaitiaki principles at the local community vegetable and fruit garden at the back of Whai Oranga o te Iwi Medical Centre. This so far has involved the rangatahi weeding the gardens, planting vegetables and fruit trees. Many of these rangatahi had never planted anything before or been involved

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Mindful Colouring-in Weekend 1pm-4pm - Adult colouring in 2pm-4pm - Traditional Crafts 2pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace - for all ages, but young kids must be supervised by an adult




9am-12noon - Whanau In Arms 10am-1pm - Budgeting Service 10.30am - Preschool Storytime 10.30am-4.30pm - Drug and Alcohol Counselling 12.15pm-1.30pm - Social Services Network Meeting 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science 4pm-5pm - Inklings - (ages 9-12) 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers




• 11am-12noon - Community Law Clinic • 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer • 1pm Stars and Constellations Holiday Session • 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science • 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters • NCEA Ma le Pasifika presented by Fritz Elville





• By appointment - Generic Counselling • 10.30am - Baby Bounce and Rhyme • 10.30am - Book Group • 10.30am-11.30am - Anxiety and Depression Coffee Group • 2pm-3pm - Justice of the peace • 2pm-4pm - Craft Group



• 10.30am - Baby Bounce and Rhyme • 10.30am-11.30am - Anxiety and Depression Coffee Group • 2pm-3pm - Justice of the peace • 2pm-4pm - Craft Group • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Tech Thursday - for youth (ages 10-18) • 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group


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26 • 9am-4pm - Hearing Clinic • 10.30am - Baby Bounce and Rhyme • 10.30am-11.30am - Anxiety and Depression Coffee Group • 2pm-3pm - Justice of the peace • 2pm-4pm - Craft Group • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Tech Thursday - for youth (ages 10-18) • 4pm-5pm - Lego Legends (ages 5+) • 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group




• 1pm-4pm - Adult colouring in • 2pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace - for all ages, but young kids must be supervised by an adult

• 9am-12noon - Citizens Advice Bureau • 10am-2pm - Family Planning Clinic • 1pm-3pm - Chat and Chill • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Board Games and Card Games - for youth (ages 10-18)

• 9am-12noon - Whanau In Arms • 10am-1pm - Budgeting Service • 10.30am - Halloween Storytime - A special storytime for Halloween • 10.30am-4.30pm - Drug and Alcohol Counselling • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science • 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers


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• 11am-12noon - Community Law Clinic • 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer • 12noon-2pm - Stepping Up • 1.30pm-4.30pm - Budgeting Service • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science • 4pm-5pm - Active Hour - for youth (ages 10-18) • 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

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FRIDAY • 10.30am-11.30am - Age Concern • 11am-1pm - CORD Group • 4pm-5pm - Zine Group - for youth (ages 8-18) • 6.30pm-8.30pm - Mt Zion Church

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9am-12noon - Whanau In Arms 10am-1pm - Budgeting Service 10.30am - Preschool Storytime 10.30am-4.30pm - Drug and Alcohol Counselling • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science • 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers

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• By appointment - Generic Counselling • 10.30am - Baby Bounce and Rhyme • 10.30am-11.30am - Anxiety and Depression Coffee Group • 2pm-3pm - Justice of the peace • 2pm-4pm - Craft Group

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Law Clinic 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer 12noon-2pm - Stepping Up 1.30pm-4.30pm - Budgeting Service 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science 4pm-5pm - Active Hour - for youth (ages 10-18) 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

For more info email Lou: or call 021 2422762


Wish to know more about stars? Find out how to see constellations and learn their history! Ages 8-14.

WEDNESDAY • 11am-12noon - Community Law Clinic • 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer • 1pm - Exploring the Moon Holiday Session • 1.30pm-4.30pm - Budgeting Service • 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science • 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

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Wednesday 11th October 2017, 6–8pm at the Wainuiomata Library, Queen Street

To the Stars and Back

Contact details: Ph: 564 5262 or txt: 021 324 318


NCEA Ma le Pasifika

FREE Holiday Sessions at the Library! No registration required.

TiHei Rangatahi

Tune in to Nui FM 87.9 to listen to your favourite Reggae, R n B and Hip Hop sounds!

in any kaitiaki projects where they’re a big part of creating solutions for enhancing the environment and their community. TiHei Rangatahi is for any rangatahi living in Wainuiomata from 11 years and older, we offer a range of programmes in partnership with the library from music, radio broadcasting, science, kaitiaki projects, sports, technology, arts and crafts etc. We run from 3.30pm - 5.00pm in the Wainuiomata Community Hub. For more info call 04 5641338 or check us out on Facebook - TiHei Rangatahi

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS • 1pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace - for all ages, but young kids must be supervised by an adult • 6pm-8.30pm - Healing Rooms



HIGHLIGHT CARNIVAL • Mindful Colouring-in Weekend • 1pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace - for all ages, but young kids must be supervised by an adult



• 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Youth Craft Group - for youth (ages 10-18)

• 1pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace - for all ages, but young kids must be supervised by an adult • 6pm-8.30pm - Healing Rooms

Community Library

Ph. 564 5822 |

Community Centre

Ph. 564 5262 |

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Applications are available at our recruitment office or at the security gate based in the Ngauranga George in Wellington. Contact Barry 472 7987 or 021 276 6654.

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Kuklinski duo return to William Jones Park By Dan Whitfield

Tony and Jamie Kuklinski will return to their old stomping ground of Wainuiomata Rugby Club this Saturday. However, they won’t be donning the green jersey. The two rugby players used to play for Wainuiomata Rugby Club but will next week be supporters of the New Zealand Deaf Blacks side. The New Zealand Deaf Blacks will play Wainuiomata at Mary Crowther Park on September 30 ahead of the team’s upcoming English tour. The game will kick off at 3pm. Tony is now the president of New Zealand Deaf Rugby Football Union (NZDRFU) and he has a strong passion, wealth and knowledge as a deaf rugby player for 20 years. He was part of New Zealand Deaf Rugby team from 1995 to 2005 and was able to make effective changes to ensure that the deaf or hard of hearing players have


an equal opportunity like everyone else. Both Tony and Jamie are deaf. The NZDRFU promotes deaf and hearing impaired players with an ultimate goal to win through pride, passion and motivation. It promotes the participation of deaf and hearing impaired players in rugby activities, and fosters deaf international or inter-zone matches. Players in this team and within this level of the sport use sign language and visual cues, as opposed to playing against hearing rugby players. The upcoming English tour will see the New Zealand Deaf Blacks and their English counterparts face off for the first time. They will engage in a three-test series against England. As part of the tour, there will also be a game against the Bromley Rugby Club. There are 33 people, including players and the management team, going as part of the New Zealand Deaf Blacks side.

Wednesday September 27, 2017


Top five for cup stacker

Caleb Smith at a previous competition. PHOTO: Wainuiomata News file

Caleb Smith has captured a top spot at the 2017 National Sport Stacking Championships – showcasing his speedy cup stacking talent once again. The championships were held on Saturday September 16 at Whanganui Girls’ College. Competition was fierce and records were broken, then broken again a few minutes later throughout the championships. There were over 60 competitors at the tournament who ranged from age five to 76-year-olds. Sixteen novice stackers also competed. Caleb came fifth inside the experienced category. He placed fourth in the experienced male category.

Sport stacking is an individual and team sport where participants stack and unstack 12 specially designed plastic cups in a predetermined sequence. Sport Stacking has proved popular among the younger generations in previous years. The Wainuiomata cup stacker has previously represented New Zealand at the World Cup Stacking Championships and regularly places in the top 10 at a national level. Caleb recently finished in eighth position at the 2017 Auckland Regional Sport Stacking Tournament. He continues to do well whenever he competes.

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Parker lacks pay-perview punch Jamie, left, and Tony Kuklinski. PHOTO: Supplied

Broga – it’s a thing Calling all men! Get all the boys together and give yoga a go. Hutt City Council have teamed up with awesome yoga instructors to bring you regular yoga classes for males. This beginner-friendly class is perfect for the bros who can’t touch their toes. Classes are $5 and your first class is free! Mats will be available for you to use at no cost but you are welcome to bring your own mat (a towel will be just as useful if you don’t have

a mat). Spaces for this class are limited. So make sure you get there on time to secure your spot. Please remember to bring along a water bottle. Suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Broga - Men’s Yoga Class, will be held at Hutt Recreation Ground, Bellevue St, Lower Hutt on Thursday, September 28 from 7:30pm. Other dates are available so for more information, call 04 560 0305.

Name the last entertaining Joseph Parker bout? The Kiwi world heavyweight boxing champion vanquished the challenge of Great Britain’s Hughie (how old can you be to have a name that makes you sound like a toddler?) in Manchester on Sunday. It was another dull, uninspiring effort which has left his detractors of his title reign with plenty of fodder and his supporters still looking for that career-launching performance. Parker won a majority split decision with two of the three judges scoring the snooze-fest 118-110 while the other judge must have dozed off midway through and decided to play it safe and call it a 114-114 draw. A former newspaper colleague questioned whether Parker was merely a journeyman making the most of a weakened heavyweight division. That analysis seems hard to argue with. Perhaps Kiwi fans are looking for another knockout artist like David Tua was,

but perhaps Parker is a better technical boxer and is not getting his dues. Who would win in a battle in their prime between Parker and Tua? Such a subjective question isn’t fair but I know which one would get my money and it’s not the current world champion. The reality is that Tua was mustwatch television without ever having a world championship. Tua’s knockout power meant you had to pay your money and tune in just in case he landed that big right that was a show stopper. Win or lose he was still marketable. If Parker lost the world title would he still be marketable? Not in my opinion because he doesn’t have credible, entertaining bouts to his credit. The belt is making the man and while he deservedly won his bout over Fury he’s unlikely to have won any new and in the entertainment industry that doesn’t equate to money in the bank.


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