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By Dan Whitfield

The smiles say it all – Jared Paku, Raymond Seumanu, and Manawa Lambert are feeling good after being named New Zealand champions. The three young Wainuiomata boxers have worked hard to get to where they are now, with all of them returning home from the New Zealand Boxing Championships in September with national titles. Jared, Raymond, and Manawa, currently attend Wainuiomata High School and compete for Wainuiomata Boxing Club. This is the first time Jared and Manawa, both 14, have won a national title – for Raymond, 16, it is his fifth. Continued on page 2. Jared Paku, Raymond Seumanu, and Manawa Lambert have all been named national champions in their boxing divisions. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield


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The hard work has paid off for Jared Paku, Raymond Seumanu, and Manawa Lambert who have been become national champions. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Continued from page 1. At the New Zealand Boxing Championships, Jared and Manawa boxed in the cadet division, while Raymond boxed in the junior division. Wainuiomata Boxing Club head coach Craig Bennett said it was good for the club and

Jared, Raymond, and Manawa individually to come away with national titles. He said it was a good result and ticked the boxes, but was about the boys and the effort they put in. The New Zealand Boxing Championships was Manawa’s

first national competition – it was Jared’s second and Raymond’s fifth time at the event. Earlier this year, the trio also took out top spots at the Central North Island Championships held in Rotorua. Jared and Manawa competed in one and a half minute bouts

while Raymond was required to box for two minutes. This year’s event was held at Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre on September 11-15. Wainuiomata Boxing Club is one of Wainuiomata’s many sporting clubs and was started in the 1950s.

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around the Wellington region, including in Wainuiomata. Wainuiomata has seven Community Emergency Hubs that are available to the public should there be a significant earthquake, storm or other natural disaster in the region. These emergencies would, if severe, have similar impacts and would make it hard to get around, communicate and

access the essentials. The Community Emergency Hubs are Arakura Primary School, Brookfield Scout Camp, Fernlea School, Konini School, Pukeatua School, Rimutaka Forest Park, and Wainuiomata School Keeping on top of what is happening during an emergency is also something residents should be mindful of. For

updates, people can visit getprepared.nz, follow Hutt City Council and the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office on Twitter and Facebook, or visit civildefence. govt.nz for a comprehensive list of instructions for a range of emergencies. For Lower Hutt, the biggest risks are earthquakes, storms and flooding.

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The team at Wainuiomata Pharmacy helped brighten up last Friday by participating in Loud Shirt Day. Loud Shirt Day is the annual fundraising appeal dedicated to raising money for deaf children with cochlear implants or hearing aids. Money raised for Loud Shirt Day goes to The Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme so that deaf and hearing-impaired children get the therapy they need to listen and speak like hearing kids. Ron Chin and Evan Choie, co-owners of Wainuiomata Pharmacy, were part of the team of eight who exchanged their formal attire for the brightest shirts in their wardrobe. A raffle was run in store on Friday and customers could also donate towards the appeal. Ron says everything that was raised

Ron Chin, Evan Choie and the rest of the team at Wainuiomata Pharmacy. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

in store would be matched by the pharmacy – meaning he was confident they would be able to raise around $400. Staff members were keen to support the appeal in support of their colleague Kelly

France’s daughter who has a hearing impairment. “It was something we thought we’d do. If we can brighten up people’s lives at the same time it’s great,” Ron says.

Ron says the response from the community was positive and supportive.  People can still donate towards Loud Shirt Day via loudshirtdaynz.org.

Curtains for the community By Dan Whitfield

Tania Ngatuere is extremely grateful for Sustainability Trust and its mobile curtain bank service that has provided her with new curtains. The Wainuiomata resident says it was really good to have them involved with the community and helping provided families with curtains for their homes. Wellington Curtain Bank provides free, lined curtains to families with Community Services Cards. Curtains are upcycled after being donated by the public. They are then tailor-made to fit windows of people’s homes so that they can have a warmer, healthier place to live. Tania said in her case, it had been hard during winter and that she had been sick because her house had not been that warm. “It’s not just for Maori, it’s for

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Lower Hutt’s economy is showing signs of improvement across a range of indicators with residential building figures in the year to June hitting their highest levels since the late 1970s. During the year, 325 dwellings were built with a value of more than $65 million, excluding land costs. The number of dwellings built has been steadily rising in the last few years, coinciding with Hutt City Council introducing incentives in 2013 for some new housing developments. In the 2017 financial year, unemployment fell from 7.6 per cent to 5.6 per cent, according to Statistics New Zealand, and electronic card retail spending in the June 2017 quarter rose 6.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. The total retail spend for the 2017 financial year was $1.14 million, according to MarketView data.

Clean up around Hutt Valley 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. Hutt City Council also ran a Communities Beautiful Week alongside the clean up week, from September 16-24.

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inbrief news Medium density housing proposals to be considered Hutt City Council will soon consider proposals to enable medium density housing and a wider range of housing types to be built in the city. There will be a particular focus on 10 carefully selected urban centres. Insufficient land for residential development on the valley floor, growing demand for housing and a narrow selection of housing types and sizes have long been identified as major obstacles to sustainable economic growth and fully realising council’s vision of rejuvenating the city. Council has been working for several years on a range of housing proposals that Hutt City Council mayor Ray Wallace says will address housing affordability, provide space for new families and offer more suitable housing options for older residents. Next month, a full council meeting will discuss proposed changes to the District Plan.

Health and Ability Expo A Health and Ability Expo was held on October 3 at Petone Working Men’s Club. People with a disability or who care for someone who does were invited to come along to take advantage of the 50 exhibitors that were offering knowledge, information and expertise to make life easier and to enable people to maximize their wellbeing.

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Free entry for young children wanted Hutt City Wainuiomata Ward councillor Campbell Barry is calling for the introduction of free entry for under fives to all of Lower Hutt’s six swimming pools. “Seven out of 10 children in New Zealand can’t swim, and Lower Hutt, like most of New Zealand, is surrounded by rivers and beaches. We should be leading the way in getting our children in the water as young as possible,” Campbell says. “Council currently offers a fantastic learn to swim programme for kids but the reality is a lot of families in our city can’t afford the cost. Making our pools more accessible for parents with young children can only be a positive when it comes to water safety and their well-being.” Motivations for Campbell introducing the policy to council was witnessing a teenager nearly drown at Petone Beach last summer because he didn’t know how to swim properly.

“It was a very scary thing to witness, he was just lucky that people were around to save him. “I truly believe that making our pools more accessible for children in their early years will be a life saver for some.” The estimated cost of introducing free entry for under fives would be $130,000 per year. Council currently charges $3.50 for everyone who is 15 and under. Parents supervising children under eight can enter the pool for free. Campbell says the policy would be cost neutral on ratepayers by re-prioritising a small amount of council spending in the central business district or by making minor changes to the pools current fee structure. Campbell will be presenting his policy proposal to council in November, with the aim of having it be part of next year’s Long Term Plan consultation.

Hutt City councillor Campbell Barry with his niece Karly McCabe at Huia Pool. PHOTO: Supplied

Matariki to become a major event Wellington will formally make Matariki, the Maori New Year, a major civic festival in 2018, Wellington City Council mayor Justin Lester has announced. Plans are already under way for a programme of events for the month-long period of Matariki, which occurs around June and July every year. Earlier this year, the council committed $500,000 in its Annual Plan budget to making Wellington New Zealand’s capital of culture, with half of that money pegged for the city’s Matariki celebrations in 2018. Justin says the winter months in New Zealand tend to be quiet and that presents an opportunity to celebrate an event that is relevant to New Zealand. “We want Wellington to lead the

Matariki fireworks display. PHOTO: Supplied

country in making this a major civic event,” Justin says. Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades, which rises in mid-winter. Traditionally, it represented the start of the New Year for Maori. It is also a time for remembering the dead and celebrating new life.

As part of this, Wellington will be moving its annual major fireworks event, The Wellington Sky Show, to Matariki from 2018. “It’s time for the city to show national leadership by supporting these groups and working with them to produce a city-wide Matariki programme that all Wellingtonians can be proud of.” F QU REE OT ES

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Hairspray comes to Wainuiomata

The end to one of the songs, Amanda Richards is front and centre. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Four of the cast, Tua Faavale, Amanda Richards, Josh Van Baarle, and Bryony Ford-Jones. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Former Wainuiomata News reporter Emma McAuliffe is also in the cast and was getting into the swing of things at rehearsal. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

The cast at rehearsals on Tuesday night. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

By Dan Whitfield

Move over Baltimore, it’s Wainuiomata’s time to shine. Wainuiomata Little Theatre will showcase Hairspray as it’s next production set to open in November. Set in 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion — and perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny’s reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show. Tracy will be played by Amanda Richards, a newbie to the Wainuiomata Little Theatre, but not necessarily to the lead role. Amanda says she had played

Tracy before as part of her musical theatre group in Dunedin. She now lives in Wellington and is loving being part of the cast for November’s show. “We’re all now at the point where people are connecting with their characters. I like Tracy; she’s not too dissimilar to me,” Amanda says. Amanda is originally from New Orleans. Other lead characters in the cast include Link Larkin played by Josh Van Baarle and Motormouth Maybelle played by Mary Kuresa. Josh says he found out about the show through the choreographer, Chatherine Riches, who he works with. He says that when he read the script he was excited as the role was him in a nutshell.

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“A young heart throb and budding Elvis, I was like ‘I’d love to play the role’.” The cast is made up of a diverse group of people from Wainuiomata and the rest of Wellington. Mary says she has spent the last few years getting back into doing shows, and is looking forward to opening night. “It’s good to challenge yourself; there’s big shoes for me to fill [as her character in the movie was played by Queen Latifah],” Mary says. She will also be performing beside her husband and daughter, Peter and Olivia Quinn. The show opens to the public on November 8 and is set to run through to November 18. For more information and updates, follow Wainuiomata Little Theatre on Facebook.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What gets you up in the morning?

Josh Seupule, Wainuiomata “My job that I love.”

AJ Seupule, Wainuiomata “Coffee.”

Janet Low, Wainuiomata “My dogs get me up and keep me going because my kids have left home.”

Toni Smithies, Wainuiomata “My kids.”

Jon Devine, Wainuiomata “ The will to make that day better than the one before.”

Emma McAuliffe, Wainuiomata “The sun streaming through my curtains gets me up in the morning. Can’t wait for summer.”

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

Disabled people shortchanged? Dear Editor, Have disabled people been short changed in Hutt City Council consultation on the revised vision of the Accessible and Inclusion Policy? The autistic sector has always had major problems in having a voice and the new revised disability strategy vision of the disability strategy had a twin pack approach.

A twin pack approach is recognising internationally. Hutt City Council never made this transparent and that’s why they used a Wikipedia definition Hutt City Council has used Wikipedia, so article nine and universal design is not understood. It’s important to use the twin pack approach, not minimum standard, so

evidence can be collected about different impairments, helping understand disability issues. I believe council office could handle this better but I have no trust for them now. I think it is time for a new chief executive officer of Hutt City Council Yours sincerely, Mike Grigg Wainuiomata (Abridged)

A word from

Mayor Ray Wallace Spring has sprung! As the days are getting longer and temperatures warmer, it’s more appealing to get out and about. Walkers, runner and cyclists have been out in force and it’s great to see our many Council projects steaming ahead, too. I recently attended the Wainuiomata Primary School gala and it was lovely to catch up with many of you. As usual, the committee did a fabulous job of organising the day and everyone looked to be having a great time checking out all the action. Like the weather, Lower Hutt’s economy is also showing signs of improvement. Residential building figures in the year to June hit their highest levels since the late 1970s. During the year, 325 dwellings were built with a value of more than $65 million, excluding land costs. The number of dwellings built has been steadily rising in the last few years, coinciding with Hutt City Council introducing incentives in 2013 for some new housing developments. It’s great to see Parkway Rise coming along so well and a start to the old St Mathew’s School site in Wise Street. In the 2017 financial year, unemployment fell from 7.6 per cent to 5.6 per cent, according to Statistics New Zealand, and electronic card retail spending in the June 2017 quarter rose 6.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2016.

Recent economic data shows the number of businesses operating in Lower Hutt has steadily risen from 9627 in 2013, when Council introduced economic development incentives, to 9990 in 2016. While Council cannot claim all the credit for the recent growth in the city’s economic performance, our unwavering focus on partnership-building with business, community groups and education institutions over the years, targeted incentives for housing and business development and other ground work to grow the city is clearly getting traction. Rejuvenating Lower Hutt is much more than a catch cry. Beneath the vision is a great deal of hard graft and thoughtful planning to ensure growth is managed and sustainable to enhance the Lower Hutt city lifestyle. Until next time, take care.

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Plan to improve more of Hutt Road pathway New changes proposed for Hutt Road could see improved walking and cycling facilities extended further south to the Tinakori Road intersection The proposals are designed to support the upgrade work that is well under way on the section of pathway between Caltex Fuel Stop and Aotea Quay overbridge. Wellington City Council’s portfolio leader for walking, cycling and public transport, councillor Sarah Free says the latest proposals tie in with other changes designed to make the new facilities safer. The proposals, which are open for feedback until Monday, October 16, include creating about 70 onroad car parking spaces between Westminster Street and Placemakers’ driveway, and widening and upgrading another section of the existing Hutt Rd shared path from the Aotea Quay overbridge to Tinakori Road. “We have taken a lenient approach to the informal parking that happens on the footpath here for a long time, but for safety reasons will now be phasing it out,” Sarah says. “This will allow people on bikes and on foot to use the newly up-

graded walking and cycling facilities as intended, without having to negotiate vehicles parked on the path – or watch for people driving and reversing along the pathway.” Since Monday people who park on the pathway between Spotlight and Aotea Quay overbridge will risk getting a ticket. Sarah says some of the businesses along Hutt Rd have been able to make changes that will allow them to provide more parking within their own properties. In addition, the proposed new on-road spaces and minor change to a parking restriction time in Westminster Street will provide an alternative for some of the people wanting to get to businesses or park in this area. At this stage, the new parking is likely to be installed later this year. “The council is working in partnership with the NZ Transport Agency and Government to provide safer paths, bike lanes, and facilities. “Hutt Rd is one of our busiest bike routes, a key link in the planned northern connection between Melling and the CBD, and an important part of our bigger shared goal to develop a connected citywide cycle network.”

An artists impression of the new Hutt Road cycleway. PHOTO: Supplied

Asthma research hopes to reduce children’s allergy risks Researchers from the University of Otago are looking for participants to take part in a study aimed at reducing the risk of asthma and allergies in babies. If you are pregnant and have an estimated date of delivery before May 2018, will live in the Wellington region for the next two years and are keen to be part of the project, known as the Nest Study, researchers would love to hear from you. Many studies have shown a link between cold and damp houses and asthma in children and research has recently shown that dampness is also related to the onset of wheezing in children. The study will examine how improved heating and the use of different types of bedding might help reduce the

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Wainuiomata High School hosted the 2017 Year 11 Mathswell Competition on August 30, and although students did not place it was a good opportunity for all that took part. All up there were 19 schools from around the Wellington region in attendance, competing for top spot. Mathswell aims to promote the study of maths at schools through the use of problem solving, and involves a team based inter-school competition for specific year levels. Students were required to answer difficult multi-choice and problem solving questions. Wainuiomata High School performed really well and enjoyed participating in the competition and meeting people from

other schools. Students that took part were Chey’D Noanoa-Taylor, Tessa Smoothy, Danny Saengpanya, Miriam Bowles Maxwell, Katie Smith, Zane Humphrey. Earlier this year, six Wainuiomata High School year nine students also competed in a Mathswell competition against Wellington secondary schools. The competitions are run by the Wellington Mathematics Association annually, and are open to school-aged students. The year nine students who took part included Jerry Zhu, Ocean Steer, Kieran Kydd, Andrew Beggs, Adam Odeyemi and Shamus McCormick. They placed third in the Plate category of the competition.


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TriAbility Triathlon Sporting success at Wainuiomata High School returns The TriAbility Triathlon is returning to Wainuiomata. Sport Wainuiomata Inc is partnering with the Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust to run the 2018 event in Wainuiomata for the fifth year. The TriAbility Triathlon will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018. It is an inclusive multisport event that

supports people of all ages and abilities in a competitive environment. In the past, the event has attracted healthy competition with athletes given the choice of three distances: Sprint (700m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run); Super Sprint (300m swim, 9km cycle, 2.5km run); and Super Sonic (50m swim, 2km cycle, 400m run). Registrations open on November 4.

Tanara Haenga, left, and Alex Faifailoa have had outstanding sporting achievements recently. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

A team from Thumbs Up Trust crossing the finish line in a previous competition. PHOTO: Wainuiomata News File

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Congratulations went out to several Wainuiomata High School students after their outstanding sporting achievements recently. Year 13 student Tanara Haenga has been selected for the New Zealand Maori under 18 rugby team. Tanara was part of the team that faced off against the New Zealand Barbarians schools team at Massey University on Monday. He is set to play against a Tonga schools team on Friday, October 6. The game will be played at Porirua Park with kick-off at 2pm. Tanara will be joined on the team by Jacob Pepper-Edwards, Cameron Huata, Te Ariki Te Puni, Billy Priestley, Jonas Pomare, Robert Rush, Josh Hill, Donovan Mataira, Sam Smith, Terrell Peita, Tamarau McGahan, Keelan Whitman, Shamara Brooks, Stewart Cruden, Tahu Kaa, James Simpson-Te Pairi, Tobias Wickham-Manuel, Coel Kerr, Nikau McGregor, John Cooper, Jaylen Tuapola, Eru Tahuri, Austin Brown, and Ben

Strowger-Turnock. The team announced by Deputy Chairman of the New Zealand Maori Rugby Board Peter Goldsmith is made up of talented high school-aged boys who had been part of New Zealand Rugby’s E Tu Toa rugby development programme in 2016. Alex Faifailoa, a year 13 student and head boy at Wainuiomata High School, also made the Wellington under 18 rugby team that played on Monday. Caleb Cavubati, Misi Faimalo, Jack Gray, AJ Hart, Kaitu Ioane, Tama Kapene, Moala Katoa, Mellenniumma Leota, Tominiko Maiava, Werdna Maligi, Malo Manuao, Eli Moata’a, Tai Neli, Stanley Paese, Kyle Preston, Matiu Samuel, Mitchell Stringer, DJ Taoipu, Manaaki Tiatia-Boyle, Jason Tuitama, and Junior Uelese as well as several reserve players will join Alex as part of the Wellington under 18 team. Jared Paku, Raymond Seumanu, and Manawa Lambert on the front page of this week’s Wainuiomata News are also from Wainuiomata High School.

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Giving change a sporting chance Julian Savea hanging out with a Wellington Children’s Hospital patient Brody William Burrows. Photo: Radar Photography NZ

Superhero styled playing jerseys, a one-of-a-kind silver coin, and a big dose of courage was the driving force behind the Wellington Lions’ annual Wellington Children’s Hospital Charity Game against Otago on Sunday. Each one of the 23 unique playing jerseys are set to be auctioned on TradeMe with funds raised going to the Wellington Children’s Hospital. In previous years, the team and auction has raised more than $6000. Wellington Lions captain Brad Shields says the squad were proud of the team’s decade-long association with Wellington Children’s Hospital and urged people to get behind the cause. “It’s always humbling to visit the children’s ward and inspiring to see the courage of the patients and their parents as well as the work the staff do and to be able to make a small contribution is

a real privilege,” Brad says. Wellington Hospitals Foundation chairman Bill Day said the long association between the Lions and Wellington Children’s Hospital was a great story of how sport can make a positive difference. “Of course the money raised makes a tangible contribution, but it is difficult to place a value on putting a smile on a young patient’s face when they’re going through a tough time,” he says. The Village Goldsmith was also on board this year, designing a unique oneof-a-kind sterling silver coin used by the referee for the pre-match coin toss. The referee’s coin was engraved with the head and tail of WCH mascot Hospi with the date of the game in a special tribute to the two organisation’s decade long partnership. It was added as the 24th charity auction item.

Social change movements really are starting to have a dramatic impact on sport around the world. For good or bad, sport is being used as a platform to demand change globally. You have American NFL players kneeling for the national anthem in a search for equality between white and African Americans. There’s US president Donald Trump saying he’d fire all of them for doing it if they worked for him. There’s American singer Macklemore causing a stir in Australia by performing a song about gay rights at the NRL Grand Final and then donating his pay from that event to a gay rugby advocacy group. Right or wrong, sport draws eyeballs and therefore it presents the best forum to advocate for change. The same reason charities like to

get their messages out to the masses by partnering with a sports league is the same reason why players are now making the most of their chance in the spotlight. However, these issues are overshadowing the games themselves. Is that right? That’s up for debate. I’ve always been of the opinion that if you don’t accept change and evolve with the times, you get left behind. Macklemore wants equality for all. It would be a braver individual than me to disagree with such a statement. Those two examples aren’t the first acts of social change being instigated using sport, people have used the Olympic Games regularly throughout history to demand change on global attitudes either through their actions or by not turning up at all. Pick a side and stick to it. For me, equality for all sounds pretty good.


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