Page 1

Wainuiomata W W W. W S N . C O . N Z

YOUR LOCAL NEWS

13-15 Parkway | Phone 0800 333 309 Email info@affordablefunerals.co.nz

www.affordablefunerals.co.nz Member of Funeral Directors Association of NZ

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Today 12-18

Thursday 13-18

Dog park wanted

Friday 14-18

Saturday 13-17

By Dan Whitfield

Two local dog owners are confident Wainuiomata will have its own dog park one day. Lisa Scott and Chloe Young started a petition earlier this year, requesting Hutt City Council to establish a fenced off, exercise dog park in Wainuiomata. About a month ago, the online petition had received more than 280 signatures – with hundreds more around the Hutt Valley showing their support. “I believe that our community has an amazing opportunity to create the best dog park in the Hutt Valley and Wellington regions,” Lisa says. Continued on page 2. Lisa Scott, with her dog Max. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Everyone knows Spring brings out the buyers, and the more buyers the better your sale price! If you are thinking of selling… Call Paul.

Paul Butcher Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Redcoats Limited Licensed REAA 2008

Phone: (04) 587 1660

P 04 564 5318 M 021 209 5645 E paul@redcoats.co.nz


2

Wednesday November 1, 2017

How to reach us

Phone (04) 587 1660 Address: 23 Broderick Rd, Johnsonville P.O. Box 38-776, WMC 5045 Fax: (04) 587 1661 www.wsn.co.nz

REPORTER

Dan Whitfield E: wainui@wsn.co.nz P: 587 1660

SALES

Anne Nicholas E: anne@wsn.co.nz P: 587 1660

NATIONAL SALES

Sam Barnes sam@wsn.co.nz P: 587 1660

DISTRIBUTION

accounts@wsn.co.nz (04) 587 1660 Published by Wellington Suburban Newspapers Ltd

6,708 copies weekly

Wainuiomata News

The largest circulating newspaper in Wainuiomata

YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER

Dog owners want a dog park established Continued from page 1. Lisa says both her and Chloe’s main concern was the large number of roaming dogs in the Lower Hutt suburb. One reason why Lisa wants a dog park established is because she was attacked by a dog while walking along Coast Road on New Year’s Eve 2016. “Dogs need a safe place to exercise freely without the fear of attacks and the threat of roaming, uncontrolled dogs that appear to make up a substantial part of our community,” Lisa says. “[Since] myself and my greyhound, Max, were attacked, we have both been fearful of walking around the area near our home as there are owners who are not able to responsibly take care of their dogs. “I know that there are several people in Wainuiomata who feel the same way as I do and have even set up a local walking group where they can walk together in a pack and feel safe with their dogs,” she says. Lisa questions why something doesn’t already exist, despite the money that the Hutt City Council gets from dog registra-

tions each year. For the 2016/17 year, more than 2000 dogs were registered. “And the revenue collected by the Hutt City Council for the whole Hutt region goes mainly to wages, education, dog control, and pound resources. What do our responsible dog owners get? A $100 plastic tag. “Dog owners have a right to see value for their money when paying their annual fees. To have community input and council support for this project will provide ownership of what can be an asset to Wainuiomata and the wider region.” Lisa spoke at a Wainuiomata Community Board meeting earlier this year and explains that she had support from Mayor Ray Wallace and the local Wainuiomata candidates. “We can learn a lot from what has already been done by Wellington City Council and make a dog park that will be a place to visit, spend time with our dogs and families, and know that council is supporting our great town of Wainuiomata to become the best dog friendly town around.” Lisa is pleased with the sup-

Lisa Scott wants a dog park established. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

port that’s already been shown and would like to see the park established by the end of the year – however, wants to do things properly to ensure a quality park is made.

 To show your support or to sign the online petition, go to change.org/p/hutt-citycouncil-build-a-fenced-offexercise-dog-park-for-wainuiomata.

New portfolio for Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri’s new portfolio has been announced. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke to media last week about the representatives who will be running the country for the next three years. Meka was announced as the new Minister of Customs – she is also Associate Minister of Agriculture, Associate Minister for Crown/Maori

Meka Whaitiri, Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP. PHOTO: Supplied

Relations, and Associate Minister of Local Government. The Labour MP won the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate as part of the election in September. The Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate extends from the top of the East Cape to the Wellington region, and includes Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa, as well as

most of the Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata Meka was born in Manutuke, Gisborne and grew up in Whakatu, Hastings. She was head girl at Karamu High School and went on to complete a Masters degree in Education from Victoria University. The Ikaroa-Rawhiti representative has a strong Maori governance background.

CATHYKARENA – Teacher – Teacher

Problems with a landlord or tenant? Neighbourhood problems? Employment issues? We can provide free and confidential information and advice to help you work through these issues.

AidChildhood at Degree First of Early Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua Hi my name is Karena I moved here from Ireland attended Cathy Fussell always has the passion and for early years education. Wainuiomata primary and the old intermediate and College. Cathy has a Parkway degree in early childhood education. I have three girls two of which Cathy loves introducing different experiences to children’ s attend Wainui high and one works play and celebrating the learning from their play activities, I have worked both indoorsinandWellington. outdoors. ‘I enjoy seeing the creativity of at Jack and Jill for 11 years and I the children’, she says, ‘and the excitement of the childrenlove workingwhen withwechildren because there is never a dull experience new adventures’ . moment and they keep me young. I really enjoy going Cathy also enjoys taking our tamariki out to the wider Wainui community. Visiting localout and spending time with my family and friends. shops and businesses, our beautiful parks, and feeding the ducks is always great fun for everyone.

Come and see us at the Community Hub, Queen Street, Wainuiomata on Monday mornings between 9 and 12.

5454 Hine Road, Hine Road,Wainuiomata Wainuiomata Ph 04 970 5266 Ph 04 970 5266 Email teachers@jackandjill.school.nz Email teachers@jackandjill.school.nz www.jackandjill.school.nz www.jackandjill.school.nz


Wednesday November 1, 2017

inbrief news

Waste dumped in Lower Hutt Hutt City Council wants to get to the bottom of huge mounds of waste that were illegally dumped in Lower Hutt recently. The waste, that included rocks, and various bits of

metal, was dumped along Wakefield St near Ava Station last week. Illegal dumping is the disposal of rubbish and waste onto public or private land and is a serious offence under the Litter

Act 1979. If caught, offenders can face a maximum fine of $400 or imprisonment. Dumped waste can be dangerous to people, particularly when it includes sharp objects, asbestos and glass. It can also

have a massive impact on the environment.  If you find litter or see illegal dumping, or know anything about this incident, contact 04 570 6666 or email contact@huttcity.govt.nz.

Head students satisfied with their achievements Joseph Tunupopo, Shiloh Babbington, Alexander Faifailoa and Ruby Gardner have mixed emotions about the school year coming to an end. That said, all four know they’ve done their absolute best. Wainuiomata News reporter Dan Whitfield sat down with the Wainuiomata High School head students to find out what some of the highlights had been in 2017 and what the next season had in store for them.

What is one piece of advice that you would give your year nine self? Joseph: Get into a good routine

Wainuiomata High School’s head students Shiloh Babbington, Ruby Gardner, Alexander Faifailoa, and Joseph Tunupopo. PHOTO: Supplied

and have good time management. Shiloh: Live it up. Live up every day of high school because it’s actually some of the best years of your life. Alexander: There is a rumour that year nine and 10 is the muck around years, and I defintely fell for it. So my piece of advice to myself would be to actually try and not wait until your final years. Ruby: I would tell my year nine self to keep working hard and that I have more potential than I realise.

have connected with. Shiloh: The friendships and confidence that I’ve gained over the year. Alexander: There’s so much – I won’t let it go. One thing would be knowing how helpful I have been. Ruby: That it’s better to share the work with others because as soon as you have people working towards the same goal, things happen a lot quicker. It’s also fun to share the passion with someone else.

What will you take from this year? Joseph: Networking properly

What are you planning to do next year? Joseph: I’m planning to go to

and actually getting to know people who I wouldn’t normally

Victoria University. Shiloh: I have enrolled for two

free home delivery

bulk products bulkquality products

free home delivery free home delivery

quality bulk products growing veggies has never been easier

growing veggies has never been easier growing veggies has never been easier

ph 04

979 6990

04 979 6990 ph 04

979 6990

The Hutt River has been immortalised in Wellington’s very own edition of the classic game, Monopoly. Other iconic streets and landmarks which replace famous London hot spots on the special edition board include Oriental Bay, Wellington Airport, and Te Papa. The tiles were suggested by Wellington residents earlier this year. The official board’s launch saw the attendance of Wellington’s proudest resident, Wellington City Council Mayor Justin Lester.

Wellington Sky Show on this Saturday

What has been one highlight of this year? Joseph: The whole year has

been a highlight. Shiloh: Leading this year with my boys and Ruby. We were really close before and this year our bond has become even more. Doing this year with them made it a lot of fun. Alexander: Getting to experiment and try new things – and to be able to grow school spirit through our personalities. Ruby: Definitely working alongside my fellow head students, laying out foundations for a better high school and having an awesome last year. It’s been amazing to see the creativity come from the team and the students reactions as we introduced new things.

Hutt River recorded in classic boardgame

Now with PVC winter cover

www.handystacks.co.nz

Now with PVC winter cover Now with

PVC winter cover www.handystacks.co.nz

www.handystacks.co.nz www.handystacks.co.nz

design schools in Wellington. Alexander: I’m going to Victoria University. Ruby: Everything is still in the works, but hopefully I will be attending interning at my church. What will you miss about Wainuiomata High School? Joseph: Literally everything.

School has been our lives for the last few years. Shiloh: This school means so much to me. I will miss everything about it. Alexander: Everything. It’s who we are. Ruby: As much as I am excited to move on, I will definitely miss the high school and everyone along with it.

The Wellington Sky Show is set for Saturday, November 4. The famed fireworks display, which is put on by Wellington City Council with support from CentrePort, starts at 9pm and will be best viewed from the central city waterfront. Family-friendly carnival attractions will be at Waitangi Park all weekend and food trucks will serve food along the waterfront from 5pm on Saturday. Wellington acting mayor Jill Day says Wellington’s hills and harbour are known for being one of the best places in the world to watch large fireworks displays.

New approach to mental health of youth offenders The mental health of Pasifika youth offenders is about to be uniquely examined from a Pasifika worldview, looking at associations with culture, family and spirituality, as well as links between mental health and reoffending. Dr Julia Ioane has been awarded a $250,000 Pacific Emerging Researcher First Grant by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), to help close the large knowledge gap around mental health of Pasifika youth offenders.

3


4

Wednesday November 1, 2017

inbrief news Winston Churchill Memorial Trust The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board has announced the 2018 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships. The Fellowships help New Zealanders from all walks of life to travel overseas, research topics of significance and return with inspiration and experience that benefits their careers, communities and stakeholders. The 16 Fellowships for 2018 cover a range of sectors including health and wellbeing issues in New Zealand such as effective communication, better water quality, affordable housing and better service delivery. Other topics include sport and recreation, and historical research.

Concert brings people together A recent concert held at the Wainuiomata Pioneer Church by the Wainuiomata Country and Western Club was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by the many who attended. The singers and band performed to a very high standard and the audience thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Some of the artists and attendees had never been in the church before and others had not been there for many years, however all were enthusiastic in their praise of what has been achieved. Judy Rutene, a singer at the concert, says she was christened in the church and attended Sunday school there but had not been inside the church for probably 60 years.

Meka Whaitiri MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Te Awakairangi Office

15a Queen St, Wainuiomata 04 564 1370 teawakairangi@parliament.govt.nz mekawhaitiri.org.nz

Nā Meka Whaitiri i mana, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

FREE softdrink when you

spend Ocean Star

By Dan Whitfield

Ginny Anderson says she is ready to represent people in Parliament and sees the next three years as an opportunity for New Zealand. Though she missed out on the Hutt South seat in this year’s General Election, Ginny was named a Labour list MP – and believes the future is bright with the new Labour-led Government. “I feel lucky and am excited; there are endless opportunities,” Ginny says. “It’s a really proud moment as [so many people] have invested in me. Another highlight for Ginny is the transition from ideas to the implementation of what she was campaigning for. Ginny has experience across a number of areas having worked for the New Zealand Police, the justice sector, and Parliament for around 20 years. However, she knows the next six months will be a learning curve – coming in as a backbencher. Ginny says it’s going to be hard work but is great to have the resources to do things; and that the focus now switches to delivering what was promised. “It’s about driving positive change – and thinking about how we can best do this in the Hutt Valley.” Ginny says she has always been interested in politics but

Labour list MP Ginny Anderson and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. PHOTO: Supplied

looking at where Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern is taking things was “reassuring”. In terms of Hutt South, and Wainuiomata specifically, Ginny says she is focused on the area of mental health and actually seeing support made available. Other areas of focus include

*While stocks last.

35 Norfolk Street, Ph: 5646868 Fish Chips Burgers & Chinese Cuisine Mon-Sat 11.30am – 9.00pm. Sun 5pm – 8pm.

housing and the revamp of Wainuiomata High School. Ginny says she has also got her eyes on the 2020 elections and winning the Hutt South seat. “I’m excited and it’s amazing to be in Parliament.” Ginny says someone she looks to for inspiration is Margaret Wilson – former speaker of

the House during the fifth New Zealand Labour Government. “She worked hard and was really good at getting things done. So I suppose I aspire to be like her.” Ginny was inducted into Parliament recently, and will be officially sworn-in over the coming weeks.

Rona Bay Wharf refurbishment Hutt City Council is kicking off its comprehensive wharf refurbishment programme next month with works commencing on the Rona Bay Wharf at Eastbourne. The wharf is over 110 years old and requires renewal of much of its structure. “Given its age and how well

used it has been, the wharf now needs to have many of its piles and structural beams replaced,” Mayor Ray Wallace says. “It’s a heritage structure so we will be ensuring that the works are carried out sympathetically with the heritage status.” Local contractor GK Shaw Ltd, which specialise in wharf

Looking to Looking to

1.5 litre

$30

‘Lucky and excited’ – Anderson

Buy or Sell? to BuyLooking or Sell? I'm willing to go Buy or toSell? Looking I'm willing to go

" Buy or Sell? " ""

the extra mile thewilling extra mile I'm to go Judy Robinson I'm to go thewilling extra mile Licensed Estate Salesperson JudyRealRobinson

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (04) 564 9173 the pmextra mile 021 536 671

Judy Robinson

p (04) 564 9173 em judy@redcoats.co.nz 021 536 671Estate Salesperson Licensed Real Judy Robinson eLicensed judy@redcoats.co.nz Real p (04) 564Estate 9173Salesperson pm (04) 021 564 5369173 671 m 021 536 671 e judy@redcoats.co.nz Redcoats Limited Licensed REAA 2008 e judy@redcoats.co.nz

Redcoats Limited Licensed REAA 2008

RedcoatsRedcoats Limited Licensed REAA 2008 REAA 2008 Limited Licensed

repairs and refurbishment, will be undertaking the work. The Rona Bay Wharf will be closed from mid-November for up to 12 months, while the refurbishment takes place. Council has four recreational wharves at Rona Bay, Days Bay, Point Howard and Petone and has set aside $7.3 million in its

budgets for wharf refurbishment over the next three years. Point Howard Wharf and a section of Petone Wharf are earmarked for removal, subject to further investigation. Timing on the refurbishment of the other wharves and the removal work will be known early next year.

Whai Oranga O Te Iwi Medical and Community Dental Centre

IMMUNISATION AND SCREENING CLINIC

Saturday November 25, 9am till 1pm.

Come along, have fun and join our community health workers, nurses and staff on the day. • Female Health - cervical screening every 3 years reduces your risk of developing cervical cancer. • Heart and Diabetes Checks - assess your risk and take action. • Dental Care - visit the dentist at least once a year to check for any teeth or gum problems. • Manage My Health Patient Portal - online and interactive, coming soon! 7 The Strand, Wainuiomata

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am-5pm

Phone 564 6966

Wed 8.30am - 7pm


Wednesday November 1, 2017

Obituary: Lorraine “Missy” Awatere

5

Are you hearing ‘bless you’ just a little too often? We all know the annoyance of sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat and eyes during an attack of hayfever. The strange thing is that the body thinks it’s helping us out! When dust or pollen infiltrates our body, our immune system thinks that the substance is harmful and releases a chemical called histamine into the bloodstream. Histamine acts on our eyes, nose and throat, resulting in the symptoms of hay fever. That’s why you’ll find that most hay fever treatments are known as ‘antihistamines’. There’s no reason to suffer – come and see us as soon as you start feeling the early onset of hay fever. We can offer you a variety of treatments from tablets to nasal sprays. We can also advise you on the most appropriate brand to best suit your symptoms, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.

A photo captured at Lorraine Awatere’s funeral. PHOTO: Daryl New

Well-known and much loved Wainuiomata Maori Warden and local character Lorraine Awatere (nee Watson), also known as Missy passed away peacefully in her home last Thursday evening. Missy was of Ngati Tuwharetoa and Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi descent. At 71 years of age, she was a dedicated Warden who consistently showed up to mahi early from Monday to Friday. She was often seen walking around the town centre and Countdown; and sitting on buses late into the

evenings. Missy devoted over 20 years of service to the Wainuiomata community and wider Hutt City. Throughout those years, Missy built relationships with many people and organisations. As someone who led a contented and modest life and not one to make a fuss, Missy emotionally accepted a Hutt Civic Honours Award in 2016 when the City recognised her outstanding service to the community and cultural affairs. Unfortunately, Missy did not learn of her recent nomination as a recip-

ient of the Kiwibank Local Heroes Wellington Regional Award. Missy has touched many lives throughout the years. She was compassionate, gracious and generous to all people – she helped those in need and truly lived out the Maori Warden mantra of “aroha ki te tangata” or compassion for the people. Missy was also a colourful character, often seen donning colourful ribbons in her hair, always light-hearted and smiling. She will be missed by her whanau and all the community.

It is always trick to know if you have a cold or if you have hay fever, so we have a handy guide to help match up your symptoms so we know what we are treating. As the weather gets warmer, we should be getting out and about and enjoying ourselves! Don’t let hay fever rule our life – talk to us and we will get you sorted.

Clive’s Chemist, 20-21 Queen Street, Wainuiomata. (04) 564 8618 • clive@clives.co.nz • www.clives.co.nz


6

Wednesday November 1, 2017

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you think of New Zealanders celebrating Halloween?

Shalini Gounder, Wainuiomata “I think it’s good but you have to be cautious about the houses you go to, and children should always be accompanied by an adult.”

Catherine Wong, Wainuiomata “I think we’ve got our own things to celebrate.”

Kelly Layton, Wainuiomata “I’m anti-lollies but keen to dress up. I can see why people do it but can also see why people don’t.”

Lusia Nikolao, Wainuiomata “No. It’s dangerous, that’s the main reason.”

Georgia O’Grady, Wainuiomata “I don’t do it and have no connection to it.”

Katie Braid, Wainuiomata “It’s more of an American thing and I’ve never done it.”

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.

Council footpath Dear Editor, The shared pathway from Wainuiomata to Lower Hutt will not impact maintenance of existing footpaths in our community and across the city. Council has a footpath maintenance programme for the city and adds areas when they are reported by the community.

The priority is always on safety rather than the aesthetics of the footpaths. If you notice a safety issue with any footpath please report it using one of the following methods: Phone Council on 04 570 6666, visit Council at 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt during their office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm or use the report a problem

tool at http://www.huttcity.govt.nz. If an issue arises after you have reported the problem to Council you can contact Campbell or I as your local Councillors and we can make inquiries about the issue on your behalf. Yours sincerely, Josh Briggs Wainuiomata Ward councillor

New Zealand School of Dance celebrates anniversary with graduation shows

Hosanna Ball and Saul Newport, two New Zealand School of Dance students. PHOTO: Stephen A’Court.

The New Zealand School of Dance is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a breath-taking season of shows. The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) has played a significant role in shaping New Zealand’s dance culture and its graduation programme fittingly reflects its achievements and strong links to the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The season is an opportunity to witness the high calibre of students and the results of working with inspirational world class tutors. Audiences at Wellington’s St James Theatre will be treated to a mix of visionary contemporary dance and classical ballet. Director Garry Trinder says when the New Zealand School of Dance was founded in 1967, the driving force behind

its creation was to provide well-trained dancers for the New Zealand Ballet which was to become the Royal New Zealand Ballet we know today. “These anniversary performances bring full circle the hopes and wishes of our founders. The two institutions will share the stage together continuing tradition into the future,” Garry says. The talent of the School’s alumni is evident throughout the programme with commissioned works by graduates including Sarah Foster-Sproull, Victoria Columbus and current RNZB dancer Loughlan Prior.  The New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season runs from November 24-25, with more information at www. nzschoolofdance.ac.nz.


Wednesday November 1, 2017

H&M opens in the Hutt H&M opened its first Wellington store in Queensgate Shopping Centre on Thursday – with numbers of enthusiastic shoppers queuing up hours beforehand. The clothing retail outlet will be spread across two levels of the Lower Hutt shopping complex, occupying 2700metres-squared of floor space. The top floor is for women’s and kid’s fashion, while the bottom floor has men’s clothing and H&M’s new home brand. Queensgate Shopping Centre took quite a hit with the majority of its shops remaining closed for months after the Kaikoura earthquake in November. The interruption to business as usual also saw the demolition of a portion of the car park and cinema complex. It officially reopened in April. Ahead of the opening of H&M, a statement was published on the Queensgate Shopping Centre website explaining how management was “readying sites for brand new stores and stores that are returning, relocating and upgrading”. New shops set to open include Skechers, Bed Bath N Table, Health 2000, Portmans, Merchant, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Boost Juice. It is expected most of the work would be completed and new stores opening before the Christmas rush.

Annual collection day for household hazardous waste Hutt Valley residents were encouraged to bring household hazardous waste to the free annual collection over the weekend. The Hutt Valley’s annual household hazardous waste collection was organised by Upper Hutt and Hutt City councils, giving residents an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous waste they may have around their homes. This year’s collections were held in Park Street in Upper Hutt and at Riverbank car park in Lower Hutt. Accepted items include: petrol and oil; paint stripper; thinners and degreasers; pesticides; wood preservatives; fluorescent light bulbs and tubes; cleaning, garden and pool chemicals; batteries including car batteries and rechargeables; and domestic gas bottles. Hutt City Council’s environmental sustainability advisor Sandy BeathCroft says: “Responsible disposal of hazardous waste provides multiple benefits. It keeps harmful materials out of our environment and helps to make people’s homes safer. “It also diverts hazardous waste from landfill to be disposed of in a more appropriate way. We encourage the community to make the most of this opportunity to dispose of their unwanted hazardous products,” she says.

H&M in Queensgate Shopping Centre. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

 For more information on hazardous waste disposal, go to upperhuttcity. com/household-hazardous-collection or huttcity.govt.nz/hazmobile-collection.

Sponsored by Sponsored by

Sponsored by

Sponsored by

Wainuiomata Little Wainuiomata Little Wainuiomata Little Theatre Inc. Inc. Theatre Inc. Wainuiomata LittleTheatre TheatreInc. Wainuiomata Little Theatre Inc.

Wainuiomata LittleInc. Wainuiomata Little Theatre Presents Presents Presents Theatre Inc. Wainuiomata Little Theatre Inc.

18th 8th 18th 8th - -18th Presents November 2017 8th - 18th2017 November 2017 November

Old Wainuiomata College Old Wainuiomata College November 2017 Old Wainuiomata College 106Moohan MoohanStreet Street Old106 Wainuiomata College 106 Moohan Street 106Wainuiomata Moohan Street Wainuiomata Wainuiomata Wainuiomata

Ticketsavailable availablefrom from Tickets Tickets available Tickets available from from Clive’sChemist Chemist Clive’s Clive’s Chemist Clive’s Chemist Queen Street, Wainuiomata Queen Street, Wainuiomata Queen Street, Wainuiomata Queen Street, Wainuiomata or Kim 022 4613288 Kim 4613288 oror Kim 022022 4613288

or Kim 4613288 Adults022 $10.00

Adults $10.00 Adults $10.00 Child (under $5.00 Adults $10.00 Child (under 12)12) $5.00 Child (under 12) $5.00

Child (under 12) $5.00

WAINUIOMATA COMMUNITY BOARD The Board will be meeting on

Wednesday 8 November 2017 7:00pm in the Wainuiomata Community Library, Queen St, Wainuiomata. You are very welcome to attend Keep up with what’s happening in your community

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia. Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters Licensed exclusively International (Australasia).All performance materials by Hal Leonard Australia. BasedbyonMusic theTheatre New Line Cinema film written and directed bysupplied John Waters

7


8

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Youth Success in the Workplace The Licence to Work programme is a cross-sector initiative, which was developed by COMET in Auckland who identified the lack of employability and work readiness skills as one of the main reasons for youth unemployment. YOUth Inspire has delivered this programme to young people in Wainuiomata and Naenae giving these young people a chance to build and capture their skills through engagement, participation and reflection. As well as classroom learning the young people also

participated in work experience with our business partners - Pak n Save Petone; McDonalds Petone ; PBH Wellington; Naenae Pools; Lollipops Educare Petone; Seaview Marina; McDonalds Silverstream and Intergroup Seaview. An important part of the programme is giving back to the community - the groups decided that the community gardens at Naenae needed a bit of love – both Naenae and Wainuiomata young people weeded and cleaned up the garden areas. Wainuiomata Pasifika Education Success Initiative

Mahia Atu “do more”

Do you need help getting your licence?

We can help you. Get in contact with us! YOUth Inspire | Phone: 04 972 8766 Wainuiomata Library 10–4pm

SUNDAY

Afio mai • Everyone welcome RSVP to: Lou, loutoo@hotmail.com or call 021 242 2762, Gail, Gail.Ah-Hi@vuw.ac.nz or call 021 118 6819

Ph. 564 5822 | wainui.library@huttcity.govt.nz

Community Centre

Ph. 564 5262 | wainuiomata.community.centre@gmail.com

• 1pm-4pm - Adult colouring in • 2pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace

19 • 1pm-4pm - Adult colouring in • 2pm-4pm - Traditional Crafts • 2pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace

26 • 1pm-4pm - Adult colouring in • 2pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace

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

6

7

Contact details: Ph: 564 5262 or txt: 021 324 318 www.facebook.com/tiheirangatahi thr@kokiri-hauora.org.nz

WEDNESDAY • 11am-12noon Community Law Clinic 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course 12noon-2pm - Stepping Up 1.30pm-4.30pm - Budgeting Service 3.30pm-5pm – In the Maara (TiHei Rangatahi) 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science 4pm-5pm - Active Hour 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

• •

• • • • • •

• 11am-12noon Community Law Clinic 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course 12noon-2pm - Stepping Up 1.30pm-4.30pm - Budgeting Service 3.30pm-5pm - Te Oranga O Te Awa (TiHei Rangatahi) 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science 4pm-5pm - Active Hour 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

• • • •

20

• •

21

• • • • • •

• • • • • •

Community Law Clinic 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course 12noon-2pm - Stepping Up 1.30pm-4.30pm - Budgeting Service 3.30pm-5pm – In the Maara (TiHei Rangatahi) 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science 4pm-5pm - Active Hour 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

22 • 11am-12noon - Community

• 9am-12noon - Citizens Advice Bureau • 9.30am-2.30pm – Learner License Course • 1pm-3pm - Chat and Chill • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Active Hour • 4pm-5pm - Board Games and Card Games

• • • •

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

Law Clinic • 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer • 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course • 12noon-2pm - Stepping Up • 1.30pm-4.30pm - Budgeting Service • 3.30pm-5pm - Te Oranga O Te Awa (TiHei Rangatahi) • 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science • 4pm-5pm - Active Hour • 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

27 • 9am-12noon - Citizens

28

29 • 11am-12noon - Community

• • • •

• •

• • • • •

Advice Bureau 9.30am-2.30pm – Learner License Course 10am-2pm - Family Planning Clinic 1pm-3pm - Chat and Chill 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Expo Practice (TiHei Rangatahi) 4pm-5pm - Active Hour 4pm-5pm - Board Games and Card Games

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

• By appointment - Generic Counselling 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course 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 3.30pm-5pm - Chess or Boxing (TiHei Rangatahi) 4pm-5pm - Tech Thursday 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group

• •

• •

• •

15 • 11am-12noon -

• • •

9

14 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 - Band (TiHei Rangatahi) 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers

• •

8

13 • 9am-12noon - Citizens Advice Bureau • 9.30am-2.30pm – Learner License Course • 1pm-3pm - Chat and Chill • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Active Hour • 4pm-5pm - Board Games and Card Games

• By appointment - Generic Counselling 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course 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 - Chess or Boxing (TiHei Rangatahi) 4pm-5pm - Tech Thursday 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group

2

• • • •

• • •

THURSDAY

1

• 9am-12noon - Citizens Advice Bureau • 9.30am-2.30pm – Learner License Course • 1pm-3pm - Chat and Chill • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Expo Practice (TiHei Rangatahi) • 4pm-5pm - Active Hour • 4pm-5pm - Board Games and Card Games

9am-12noon - Whanau In Arms 10am-1pm - Budgeting Service 10.30am - Preschool Storytime 10.30am-4.30pm - Drug and Alcohol Counselling 3.30pm-5pm - Band (TiHei Rangatahi) 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science 4pm-5pm - Inklings 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers

Book Discussion Group 10.30am, second Thursday each month Wainuiomata Library

Monday - Friday After school 3.30pm - 5pm

TUESDAY

Community Library

12

• Dancefit, Board-Card games, Active hour • Band, Hands on Science, Inklings • Te Oranga O Te Awa, Active hour, In the Maara • Chess, Tech, Boxing, Lego Legends • Free time or Swimming, Craft group, Zine group

The purpose of Waipesi is to work with and empower Wainuiomata’s Pasifika families and community to achieve the best educational outcomes for our children and their families.

MONDAY

COME JOIN US

Term 4

WaiPESI AGM

Do you need help with your CV?

• 1pm-4pm - Adult colouring in • 2pm-4pm - Knitting Circle • 2pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace

TiHei Rangatahi

Weekdays from 4pm–5pm, Tihei Rangatahi

Thurs 28 Nov 6:00pm - 7:30pm Wainuiomata Library

Are you 18-24 and seeking work?

5

C O M M U N I T Y H U B

• • • • • •

Law Clinic 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course 12noon-2pm - Stepping Up 1.30pm-4.30pm - Budgeting Service 3.30pm-5pm – In the Maara (TiHei Rangatahi) 3.30pm-5pm - Hands On Science 4pm-5pm - Active Hour 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

• • • • • • • •

16 • By appointment - Generic

Counselling • 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course • 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 - Boxing or Chess (TiHei Rangatahi) • 4pm-5pm - Tech Thursday • 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group • By appointment - Generic Counselling 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course 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 - Boxing or Chess (TiHei Rangatahi) 4pm-5pm - Tech Thursday 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group

23 • • • • • • • • •

• By appointment - Generic Counselling 9.30am-2.30pm – Literacy & Numeracy Course 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 - Boxing or Chess (TiHei Rangatahi) 4pm-5pm - Tech Thursday 4pm-5pm - Lego Legends 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group

Variety of themes Friendly gathering library.huttcity.govt.nz

SATURDAY

FRIDAY 3

4

• • • • •

11am-1pm – CORD Group 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi 4pm-5pm - Youth Craft Group 4pm-5pm - Hub Zine Group 6.30pm-8.30pm – Mt Zion Church • 6pm-7.30pm TiHei Expo

• 1pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace

10

11

• 10.30am - Age Concern • 3.30pm-5pm - Pools (TiHei Rangatahi) • 4pm-5pm - Youth Craft Group

• 1pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace • 6pm-8.30pm - Healing Rooms

17

18

• 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Youth Craft Group

• 1pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace

24

25

• 3.30pm-5pm – Pools (TiHei Rangatahi) • 4pm-5pm - Youth Craft Group

• 1pm-4pm - Weekend Makerspace • 6pm-8.30pm - Healing Rooms

30 • • • • • • • • •

WainuiomataCommunityHub


Wednesday November 1, 2017

9

Spring selling has arrived! Sept – Nov Only

List & Sell with & receive a

Sept – Nov Only

FREE & receive a iPad! FREE iPad! List & Sell with

(or Samsung Tablet equivalent) (or Samsung Tablet equivalent)

’s right – it’s on us!

That’s right – it’s on us! It’s not a draw, it’s our spring gift to you! 1. Promotion applies to properties listed with Harcourts Wainuiomata between 1 September and 30 November 2017. 2. In the event that the property is withdrawn from sale it will also be withdrawn from the promotion. 3. Any additional marketing must be fully paid in order to be included in the promotion. 4. Property must be listed with Harcourts Wainiomata on an Exclusive basis. 5. iPad’s/Tablets will be available for sellers on Settlement date. 6. This promotion is for the Wainuiomata Harcourts office ONLY. 7. Tablets available are the Apple iPad 32GB WiFi 9.7” or the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1” WiFi (please specify your preference on listing)

Channel Realty Ltd

It’s not a draw, it’s our Spring gift to you!

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

P 04 564 7310 E wainuiomata@harcourts.co.nz Promotion applies to properties listed with Harcourts Wainuiomata between 1 September and 30 November 2017. www.wainuiomata.harcourts.co.nz 2.

In the event that the property is withdrawn from sale it will also be withdrawn from the promotion. 3. Any additional marketing must be fully paid in order to be included in the promotion. 4. Property must be listed with Harcourts Wainuiomata on an Exclusive basis. 5. iPad’s/Tablets will be available for sellers on Settlement date. 6. This promotion is for the Wainuiomata Harcourts office ONLY. 7. Tablets available are the Apple iPad 32GB WiFi 9.7" or the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016 10.1" WiFi (please specify your preference on listing)

PO Box 43142, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 32 Queen St, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

Ltd

AA 2008

@harcourts.co.nz mata.harcourts.co.nz

PO Box 43142, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 32 Queen St, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

Thinking of a Career in OPEN HOMES

Real Estate? Call Lisa today on: (04) 564 7310 (027) 668 6477

Channel Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Contributor to realestate.co.nz

Free No-obligation Market Appraisal

P: 04 564 7310

SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 12.00pm – 12.30pm 12.00pm – 12.30pm 12.00pm – 12.30pm 12.00pm – 12.30pm 12.45pm – 1.15pm 1.30pm – 2.00pm

17 Hair Street 118 Hair Street 54 Mohaka Street 6 Honey Street 126 Hair Street 10A Enfield Street

harcourts.co.nz


10

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Growing young learners in Wainuiomata

Levi Wrathall – Parkway Kindergarten. PHOTO: Supplied

Gabrielle Bonneau Le Phong – Sun Valley Kindergarten. PHOTO: Supplied

Kindergarten is the place where a lifetime of learning begins, interests are sparked, friendships are forged, and where learning is made fun. “Our teaching philosophy is learning through play, and this is reflected in the wide variety of activities – allowing children to explore and experience at their own place alongside our qualified teachers,” Hutt City Kindergartens general manager Tony DeLorenzo says. Hutt City Kindergartens has five kindergartens based in Wainuiomata - Parkway Kindergarten,

Pukeatua Kindergarten, Arakura Kindergarten, Pencarrow Kindergarten, Sun Valley Kindergarten, all offering unique environments that reflect their community. Pukeatua Kindergarten, located just down from the local primary school is big on “loose parts,” says head teacher Keri Coleman. “Our programme sees open ended materials provided for children to move, take apart or redesign – opening a child’s mind to interpretation and creative thinking,” Keri says. Tucked away with a beautiful view of the rolling hills, Pencar-

row Kindergarten has become known for their use of te reo Maori and celebrating cultural identity. “We understand from our Maori whanau that it’s an aspiration of theirs. We have chosen to have te reo words displayed in bold, followed by English,” head teacher Simone Leaupepe says.  All five kindergartens currently have spaces available and welcome families who want to visit. More information about the kindergartens and contact details can be found at huttkin- Kasen Ritchie and Ariki Richards – from Sun Valley Kindergarten. dergartens.org.nz PHOTO: Supplied

A word from

Mayor Ray Wallace Council recently approved the next stage of a proposed district plan change that could allow medium density living in our community, especially in nine urban centres around the city. The nine urban centres are: Wainuiomata, Stokes Valley, Taita, Naenae, Avalon/Park Ave, Epuni, Waterloo, Alicetown, and Waiwhetu/Woburn. They were selected for their proximity to public transport, schools, shops and recreation areas. Lower Hutt has certain geographic limitations when it comes to space for new housing. The city has insufficient land for residential development to meet demand for our current and projected population growth. Without greater housing options, our aims of rejuvenating our city and lifting its economy will fall far short. We urgently need to address housing affordability in the city and offer a wider range of housing types for people at different stages of their lives, particularly young families wanting to buy their first home and older people who wish to downsize to smaller, compact homes. In Wainuiomata, the proposed changes would focus on the area around the shopping centre. They could allow up to three-storey buildings with retail and cafes on the ground floor and offices or apartments above, as well as some residential development of up to three storeys. Such development takes time, but I believe the proposed initiatives could add a new vibrancy to an already growing and increasingly desirable part of our city.

When done with a high degree of thought and planning, medium density living can provide a high quality and stimulating environment for residents and that has always been Council’s plan. The proposed changes will soon go out for an extended four month consultation. There has been some community discussion recently about a fenced dog park for Wainuiomata. Council is definitely investigating this possibility and Councillors Campbell Barry, Josh Briggs and I will keep you updated on this initiative. And finally, I would like to express my condolences to friends and whanau on the recent passing of Missy Awatere. Missy was a very well-known figure in our community and heavily involved with the Wainuiomata Maori Wardens. I met Missy many times and she was truly dedicated to looking out for the people of Wainuiomata. She will be missed. Until next time, take care.

Mayor - Lower Hutt

Content paid for by Hutt City Council

International student recognised for art and culture Japanese student Yuki Sugito has been presented with two awards at the Wellington International Student Excellence Awards 2017. Yuk i picked up the awards in the arts and culture category, recognising his outstanding contribution to co-curricular life at Wainuiomata High School. The international student arrived in New Zealand from Tokyo at the start of the year, and is now beginning to wrap up his year of education. He is in year 12 and one of the high school’s international fee-paying students. Yuki’s aim for 2017 was to attend school for a year to improve his English however, he quickly established himself as a personable young man who demonstrated his prowess in both the 1st XI football team and futsal team. He also joined the high school’s kapa haka group, which eventually saw him being in the performance group that were runners-up in a recent regional kapa

Yuki Sugito with one of his recent awards. PHOTO: Supplied

haka competition, which in turn qualifies Wainuiomata High School to compete in next year’s national championship. A school spokesperson says Yuki has enjoyed his

year so much, and is looking forward to attending in 2018. Yuki is working hard to see his second year at Wainuiomata High School funded.


Wednesday November 1, 2017

11


12

Wednesday November 1, 2017

New Zealand Wars in new exhibition Te Papa marks the first national day of commemoration of the New Zealand Wars, Ra Maumahara, with a new mini exhibition. Ra Maumahara – New Zealand Wars was opened on Friday, October 27 – a day prior to the official remembrance date set by the New Zealand Government. The exhibition will be on show for six months. Puawai Cairns, acting head of Matauranga Maori at Te Papa, acknowledges the importance of the national commemoration. “This official day of remembrance will prompt our country to discuss this relatively untold yet deeply significant period of our history,” she says. “This exhibition is our contribution to these important commemorations. It’s a starting point and introduction to the New Zealand Wars, and our contribution to a meaningful

dialogue about our shared ancestral histories.” The New Zealand Wars took place primarily across the central North Island between the 1840s and 1870s. Maori were defending their land and authority from everimposing government forces. Thousands were killed. The wars displaced and impoverished Maori for generations and established colonial New Zealand. The ramifications of those terrible battles continue to this day. Te Papa’s exhibition offers a snapshot of the most explosive and sustained period of conflict in the New Zealand Wars, from 1860–72, in and around Taranaki, Waikato and Tauranga. “As Te Papa renews all of its permanent exhibitions spaces over the next few years, we will further develop our representation of this vital part of our

New Zealand Wars recognised in exhibition at Te Papa. PHOTO: Supplied

National nappy drive to support families in need Hundreds of families are set to receive free nappies next month following a national nappy drive supported by Plunket and Uber. The nappy drive is the brainchild of Jessie Jarvie, founder of online baby and toddler supplies delivery service The Baby Bag. Jessie says the idea came when she realised huge numbers of nappies were going to waste in New Zealand every day. “One thing we hear time and again from our customers is that they have spare nappies lying about at home, either because they no longer fit, or they’re no longer needed,” Jessie says. “This presented us with an opportunity to do something good for the community, by helping to alleviate some of the financial burden that many New Zealand parents with young children

face.” It is estimated the average Kiwi family spends around $2000 a year on nappies for each baby, assuming they are in nappies for three years. Jessie’s company delivers across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, but she says she knew that the logistical challenge of collecting thousands of donated nappies and transporting them to families in need required the help of bigger players. “We know Uber partners with an extensive network of drivers, and Plunket nurses support some of our most vulnerable families. “Working together, we can make it simple for people to help out and make a difference.” Plunket sponsorship manager Nin Roberts says she was de-

lighted by Jessie’s idea when she approached her regarding support for the nappy drive. “It’s ultimately about families helping families, and people coming together with their different strengths which very much appealed to us,” Nin says. The Nappy Drive will take place on November 3-4, with Uber drivers collecting unused, clean nappies from people who request a Nappy Drive donation vehicle in the Uber app. Nappies will be taken to one of The Baby Bag’s logistics centres for sorting by volunteers, before being distributed to Plunket Clinics and Family Centres. People who don’t have nappies to donate can still get involved by texting the word ‘Nappy’ to 2448 to donate $3 to Plunket and help fund its services.

Jessie Jarvie, founder of online baby and toddler supplies delivery service The Baby Bag. PHOTO: Supplied

Innovative learning environment – exciting times ahead

Wainuiomata High School. PHOTO: Wainuiomata News file.

A collaborative 21st century community-connected and resourced curriculum could be offered by Wainuiomata High School in coming years. With the recent announcement of a $20 million rebuild for the school, staff have been looking to firm up curriculum changes, as a basis for designing innovative learning spaces to fit with a new innovative curriculum. Some of the proposed changes that staff have been looking at include: integrated learning, meaning students would be offered subjects within contexts relevant to them; flexible learning times, seeing the open hours change to 7am to 9pm and students attending school when their courses are being run; and an initiative called My Personal Learning Day, giving students one day per week to undertake their own personal community-based learning programme. Other proposed changes include diverse pathways for all students, helping lead them

towards University Entrance, WelTec or employment. Wainuiomata High School’s deputy principal Janette Melrose says it is time students, staff and the community have a school curriculum and buildings that they deserve and are proud of. She says they recognise community input into these changes is essential and that the school will have something to share with the community very soon. Earlier this year, Labour pledged a full rebuild for Wainuiomata High School – delivering a better future for education in the Hutt South area. “Wainuiomata High School is redeveloping its curriculum to better serve the needs of its students and the rapidly changing future of work. “Labour’s investment will help the school create a 21st century learning environment and community hub,” Labour leader and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.


Wednesday November 1, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS

A donation that’s sure to rise Ronald McDonald House Charities The result is two large banana boxes of (RMHC) in Wellington has had its pantry basic baking ingredients – flour, sugar, icing re-stocked with baking supplies, thanks Composed to sugar, by desiccated coconut, other Tony Watling 11th.and Nov. 2015‘fun’ Hutt Valley Community Corrections staff. items like chocolate chips and hundreds A post on the Ronald McDonald House and thousands. The donation was further Facebook page earlier this month calling bolstered by a $100 Countdown gift card. “The Corrections team generously donated for some baking staples caught the eye of new food items, and they also chipped in for administration officer Maryam Daryani. Maryam, who has a personal connection the Countdown voucher,” Maryam says. Our summer were volunteers built by us.who bake “Therepools are many to RMHC immediately swung into action, Blends in well did cause no Ronald McDonald putting the call out to her colleagues at for families who stay at fuss. With hydro willwanted cause atosplash. House,slide and we make sure they Lower Hutt Community Corrections, while And to it many people dash. have everything they need to make healthy probation officer Kelly Walker did the same native bush and wiggle. snacks as well as we funtwist treats.” at Upper Hutt Community Corrections.Through From the giggle. Thechildren bakingbrings itemsawere presented to “I wanted to show my thanks to the staff Bridget Community Engagement at Ronald McDonald House. When my son Severn days aCowles, week the place is open. Officer at RMHC onare Thursday was just seven weeks old, he was flownHot to summer days we all hopen!morning. “When our families come back to the Starship Hospital in Auckland, and we stayed at Ronald McDonald House there. House after a long day on the ward, a sweet It was an extremely stressful situation, but treat made by our amazing volunteers can Public Notice we were well supported by their team. They make their day just that little bit easier. also connected us with other families who Thanks so much to Community CorrecTHE D AYThis tions for re-filling our pantry with these were going through aOF similar situation. Wainuiomata Squash Club donation is one way of saying ‘thanks’,” staple ingredients and bringing a smile to AGM our families’ faces.” Maryam says. 51. J.K. Trades and Services Rowling 7.00pm chose the Monday 30th November SUB CONTRACT unusual At the Clubrooms PAINTERS REQUIRED name ‘Hermione’ • Must have own van. Corner of Main Road • Own gear. so young • Have a total of 3 people. and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata girls • Private residential work available wouldn’t • Have a high standard of be teased workmanship required. Contact Bringing local news for being Phone: Graham 04 587 1660 nerdy! to the community

POOLS OF SATISFACTION

FACT GOT NEWS?

Grahams Painters

Ph 021 183 9492 or (04) 564 9202 grahamspaintersnz@gmail.com

Situation Vacant

View the Wainuiomata News online

www.wsn.co.nz

Wainuiomata Newspaper Deliverers

WANTED THE BEE HIVE Deliverers Required in

All should work like the bee. Momona, And Mohaka, Kawatiri - Kaponga. make our country really free. Ten Million trees, help clean air. And other things we need repair. Elected buzz comes from each Party. Need no drones or someone smarty. National, help Labour?  keep things sunny. accounts@wsn.co.nz Then we all swim in milk and honey.

Contact Sandra on 587 1660

CROSSWORD CROSSWORD C R O S S W O R D Puzzle CROSSWORD CROSSWORD

TradesToand Services Lease

Death Notices Firewood

SECURE STORAGE 14sqm $42 per week.

Len Houldsworth passed away peacefully 2m seasoned pine $180 on October 19th at Robina Hospital, Gold 4m Split pine store for Coast, aged 91 years. Loving husband of next winter $330 Edith and loved father and father-in-law of Large Bags Kindling $13 Jeanette and Bernard, Raewyn and Phillip Large Bags Dry Pine/ and adored $14of his five granddaughters hardwood mixDar and partners and his four great grandchilFree Delivery in Wainui dren. Many lovely memories shared. Mes0220831542 sages to 73/37 Old Coach Rd, Tallai, QLD, 4213, Australia

Wainui Self Storage, Waiu St, 0274805150. •

Tyres New & Used

Fitting & Balancing

Trades and Services • Wheel Alignment

FOR ALL ELECTRICAL • Mag Wheels…repairs and

installations by top-qualified electrician with record of over fty years giving locals the 46 Waione St fi Petone | Ph:of5685989 Opencost Monday-Saturday lowest “around-the-clock” service, just phone 977-8787 or 021-0717-674 or email jack.powell@outlook.com

All in the comfort Vacanthome! of Situation your own

Trades and Services

Colours • Perms • Cuts

HAIR ON THE GO Phone today! 027 2438059 045644642

Public Notices

N

46 Waione St Petone Ph: 5685989 Open Sat 9am-3pm Formerly cpa spares

Funeral Director

Nau Mai Haere mai to the AGM of Whai Oranga O Te Iwi Health Centre Wednesday 15th November 2017, 5.30pm, 7 The Strand, Wainuiomata. Everyone is welcome. A solid Please note that our evening clinic from 5pm-7pm on this day WILL NOT be running. 7 The Strand, Wainuiomata Phone 564 6966

Composed by Tony Watling 25th Oct 2017

Area 1:

Wednesday November 18, 2015

13 13

Pets CATTERY CASA DE WOOTTON,

home away from home. Rural surroundings. 187 Moores Valley Road. Phone Jane 5644310 Public Notices

ADVERTISING TERMS & CONDITIONS All advertisements are subject to the approval of Wellington Suburban Newspapers. Advertisements are positioned entirely at the option of The Publisher & no guarantee of placement is given. Applicable loadings apply only to the specific placement of strip or island advertisements. Placement & approval is at the discretion of The Publisher. While every effort will be made to publish as instructed, The Publisher accepts no liability for any loss caused through loss or misplacement. The Publisher reserves the right to reject any advertisement considered unsuitable for publication. Advertisements will be charged on the size of the material supplied or the space ordered whichever is the greater. It is the responsibility of the Advertiser or Advertising Agent to notify Wellington Suburban Newspapers of any error within 24 hours of its publication. The Publisher is not responsible for recurring errors. To obtain a classified space order (defined as annual commitment of advertising space or spend) please speak to your advertising representative. (Surcharges may apply if commitment levels are not met or cancellation of a space booking & or contract). Cancellation: neither display nor classified cancellations will be accepted after the booking deadline. No credits will be issued to classified package buys that have commenced their series. If an advertiser at any time Applications are available at our recruitment fails to supply within deadline, it is understood & agreedin thatthe the last copy supplied will be repeated. Specific terms & conditions apply to certain classifications. These officopy ce or atthe the security gate based may relate to either requirements &George conditions set industry standards for the advertising of certain goods & services, or set by The Publisher. Please speak to your advertising Ngauranga inbyWellington. representative to obtainBarry a full copy472 of these. Advertisers agree that 6654. all advertisements published by Wellington Suburban Newspapers may also appear on a relevant website. Contact 7987 or 021 276

View the Wainuiomata News online www.wsn.co.nz

By Russell Russell McQuarters McQuarters By By Russell McQuarters By 31. Russell Stiff brushMcQuarters (6)

ACROSS 51.Devotees Devotees(8) (8) ACROSS 51. 31. Stiff brush (6) Shops’Customers Customers(9) (9) 55.Due Due(5) (5) 40.Age Age(4) (4) 1.1.Shops’ 55. 40. (abbr) (3)(3) plant 51. Angry (5)(5)unit ACROSS Racingdog dog(9) (9) 56. Monetary unitofofGreece Greece(7) (7) 43. 43. Poisonous plant(7) (7) (abbr) 51. Angry ACROSS 6.6.Racing 56. Monetary Poisonous 33. Sphere (3) 52. Solidify by cooling (7) 1. Result (5-6) 11. Watery vesicle (5) 57. Foolish (5) 44. Coarse Indian canvas (3) 33. Sphere (3) 52. Solidify by cooling (7) 1. Result (5-6) 11. Watery vesicle (5) 57. Foolish (5) 44. Coarse Indian canvas (3) 38. U.S. horse race; Derby (8)(8) Anaesthetic (5)(5) 7. (7) various 12.Scoundrel dog(of variousbreeds) breeds)(7) (7)53. 58. Heavy burden (9) 45. Bacon strips (7)... ... 38. U.S. horse race; Derby 53. Anaesthetic 7.Small Scoundrel (7) 12. Small dog(of 58. Heavy burden (9) 45. Bacon strips (7) 40. Restrained (8) 54. Humbleness (7) 11. Pulls (5) 13. Requires (5) 59. Drying cloths (3-6) 46. Artists workroom (6) 40. Restrained (8) 54. Humbleness (7) 11. Pulls (5) 13. Requires (5) 59. Drying cloths (3-6) 46. Artists workroom (6) 42. Casual (7)(7) (6) 55.55. Friendship (11) 12. Deviousness (7) (7) 14.12. Spectacle maker (8) 48. N.Z. spider (6) 42. Casual Friendship (11) Deviousness 14. Spectacle maker (8) 48. N.Z. spider 44. Annual calendar (7) 13. Excellent (5) 17.13. Formed forleaping leaping (10) DOWN 50. African gazelle (5) 44. Annual calendar (7) Excellent (5) 17. Formed for (10) DOWN 50. African gazelle (5) 46. Scoffs (6) DOWN 14. Alert (9) 18. Zodiac sign (3) 1. Trainmen’s car (7) 52. Philippine plant (5) 46. Scoffs (6) DOWN 14. Alert (9) 18. Zodiac sign (3) 1. Trainmen’s car (7) 52. Philippine plant (5) 47. Manservant 1. (5) 15. So (9) (9) 20.15. Wicked (4) Small island (5) 53. Angry (5) (6)(6) 47. Manservant 1. Sound (5) (5) So 20. Wicked (4) 2.2.Sound Small island 53. Angry (5) 48. Form of expression 2. Sent (11) 16. Directs (6) 22. Brimless cap (7) 3. Subtle difference in colour (6) 54. Mountain pass(4) (4)(5)(5) 48. Form of expression 2. Sent (11) 16. Directs (6) 22. Brimless cap (7) 3. Subtle difference in colour (6) 54. Mountain pass 49.49. Water vapour (5)(5) 3. Shy (8)(8) (5) 18. Skull (7) 24.18. Parish petty officer(6) (6) Additional (5) Water vapour 3. Shy Skull (7) officer 24. Parish petty 4.4. Additional 50.50. Gambol (5)(5) 4. public revenue 21. Disorder (4) (4) (3) 26.21. Flying mammal (3) Nobleman (4) (6)(6) Gambol 4. Of public revenue Disorder Solution 26. Flying mammal 5.5.Of Nobleman (4) 5. outwards (5)(5) (7) 23. Racket (3) (3) 28.23. Fine horsewoman (5) Stringed instruments (7) 5. Turn outwards Racket last week – 25 October 28. Fine horsewoman (5) 6.6.Turn Stringed instruments For For August April 9, 18, 2003 2004 SOLUTION SOLUTION 6. (7) 25. Take by sipssips (3) 29.25. Large wave (7)(3) Printing mistakes (6) 6. Constrict (7) Take by For For August April 9, 18, 2003 2004 29. Large wave (7) 7.7.Constrict Printing mistakes (6) Solution last week, 11 November For For July April 28, 9, 2003 2004 For For July April 28, 9, 2003 2004 7. Has high morals (8) 27. Stake (4) 32. Month (5) 8. Throwing explosives (4-8) 7. Has high morals (8) 27. Stake (4) 32. Month (5) 8. Throwing explosives (4-8) (6) 33.28. Revolutionary, ...Guevara Guevara(3) (3) 8. 8. Reduce (6) 28. Artlessness (7)... Artlessness (7) Body Muslim religious 33. Revolutionary, 9.9.Reduce Body ofof Muslim religious 9. Sanction (7) 30. Low chair; Chaise ... (6) 34. Mongrel (3) 9. Sanction (7) 30. Low chair; Chaise ... (6) leaders (5) 34. Mongrel (3) leaders (5) 10. Audacity (5) Expert; ......hand (3)(3) 35.32. Bushranger, ...Kelly Kelly (3) 10. Ruffled (11) 10. Audacity (5) 32. Expert; ... hand (3) 35. Bushranger, 10. Ruffled (11) 16. Arrange in steps 33. Strange (3) 36. Friend(Sp) (5) 15. Sick (3) 16. Arrange in steps (7)(7) 33. Strange (3) 36. Friend(Sp) (5) 15. Sick (3) 17. ‘Old Eyes’ Frank ...(7) Zealous 37.34. Easy target, ‘...Duck’ Duck’(7) (7) 16. Jot (4)Blue 17. ‘Old Blue Eyes’ Frank ...(7) 34. Zealous (6) (6) 37. Easy target, ‘... 16. Jot (4) 19. Competitor In brisk 38.35. (5)time(music) 19. Kidnap (6)(5)(5) 19. Competitor 35. InCorrect brisk time(music) (7) (7) 38. Correct (5) 19. Kidnap (6) 20. N.Z. Prime U.S. state 39.36. Once popular person, 21. Envisage (7)Minister 20. N.Z. Prime Minister 36. U.S. state (4) (4) 39. Once popular person, 21. Envisage (7) 1975-84 Robert Biblical vessel been(3) 23.1975-84 Bear witness (6) SirSir Robert ... ... (7)(7) 37. 37. Biblical vessel (3) (3) ......been(3) 23. Bear witness toto(6) 22. Boils (7) 39. Curve (3) glazial mass (6) 22. 41. Permanent 25. Dims (7) Boils (7) 39. Curve (3) 41. Permanent glazial mass (6) 25. Dims (7) 24. Catch Cupid 42.41. Sleep(inf) (7) 26. Breakfast meal(5,3,4) (5,3,4) 24. Catch (3)(3)meal 41. Cupid (4) (4) 42. Sleep(inf) (7) 26. Breakfast 26. Group of whales (3) 43. Exposed to air (7) 44. Russian Emporer (4) 27. Small boat (6) 26. Group of whales (3) 43. Exposed to air (7) 44. Russian Emporer (4) 27. Small boat (6) 29. Topic (5) 45. Female relatives (6) 47. Edible tuber (3) 28. Formal reception area 29. Topic (5) 45. Female relatives (6) 47. Edible tuber (3) 28. Formal reception area Uninvited guest (4-7) An endless time(Lat) 49.48. Tiered structure for (9) (9) (house) (7,4) 31.31. Uninvited guest (4-7) 48. An endless time(Lat) 49. Tiered structure for (house) (7,4) 32. Deoxyribonucleic acid Left handed people(inf) spectators (10) 30. Kernel (3) Deoxyribonucleic acid 49. 49. Left handed people(inf) (9) (9) 32. spectators (10) 30. Kernel (3)

SOLUTION SOLUTION


14

Wednesday November 1, 2017

SPORT

High-fives all round as All Black stops by

Beauden Barrett talking to pupils at Konini Primary School. PHOTO: Supplied By Dan Whitfield

Konini Primary School pupils had the opportunity to hang out with Beauden Barrett last week. The All Blacks and Hurricanes player was greeted with high-fives and fist bumps when he stopped by the school to acknowledge those who participated in the ‘Pass the Ball’ competition. As part of the competition in July, pupils teamed up with their peers at Larmenier and Sacred Heart Primary School to pass a rugby ball from London to Wellington –– and back. Students and staff made up the final 18,804 rugby passes to get the rugby ball back to London on Friday. The 18,804 passes represent

the distance that the British and Irish Lions players and fans had to travel to get to New Zealand for the recent rugby games. Matt Pegg, a teacher at Konini Primary School says when the children saw Beauden Barrett their eyes lit up. “To win a nationwide competition is always a great effort but to have the added bonus of an All Black coming into school was the icing on the cake. “For all the adults the highlight was witnessing the look of awe on the faces of the students as they were interacting with Beauden or simply standing next to him for the class photos,” Matt says. Beauden congratulated the school on their impressive effort.

Orlando Tui, Xavier Godinet and Paige Tauaneai with Beauden Barrett. PHOTO: Supplied

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Mo’unga has rugby fans cheering ‘Richie’ yet again Who would have thought Canterbury would have a new Richie to hail so soon after Richie McCaw. Mo’unga - Richie Mo’unga is now arguably the most trusted and respected man in Canterbury rugby and must be putting pressure on the All Blacks selectors to play more of a role in the black jersey. His record breaking 25 points in the NPC final against Tasman, including two sensational individual tries effectively took the wind out of the sails of the Makos’ fast start. He and he alone was head and shoulders above everyone else on the field and his form, both in general play and with the boot, has been phenomenal since the Super Rugby playoffs. The 23-year-old could have his best years of rugby still ahead of him. Wellington’s return to the top flight of New Zealand rugby is long overdue and while they made hard work of the

Beauden Barrett poses for a photo with one of the classes at Konini Primary School. PHOTO: Supplied

extra time 59-40 final victory over Bay of Plenty, they may be strong challengers to Canterbury’s decade of dominance. It would be interesting to know if there is a level of regret with the All Blacks’ brains trust over not having Mo’unga on the bench during the loss to Australia last week. Damien McKenzie didn’t cut it at 10 since he hadn’t played there since high school. McKenzie is set to play in that role for the Chiefs in Super Rugby in 2018. Mo’unga has had the breakthrough year that New Zealand rugby fans should be excited about. He can fill the third No 10 spot in the national ranks that was left vacant by the departure of Aaron Cruden. He was the shining light of this year’s NPC and that could mean come 2018 you may see him in more black than red and black.

Hutt Valley to co-host Special Olympics Summer Games Special Olympics New Zealand will host the ninth National Summer Games – with events across Wellington, including in the Hutt Valley. The summer games are to be held from November 27 to December 1 and are New Zealand’s largest sports event for people with intellectual disabilities. More than 3000 athletes, coaches and team management will attend the games. Special Olympics New Zealand started in Lower Hutt in 1983 and athletes will compete in 11 sports. Sports being played in the Hutt Valley are tenpin bowling, at Petone Strike Bowling; golf, at Boulcott Farm Golf Course; bocce, at Hutt Indoor Sports Arena; and powerlifting, at MAD Gym Petone. Walter Nash Stadium will be open for health promotion and events throughout the

Melissa Donoghue from Special Olympics Waikato. PHOTO: Supplied

games. Wellington is a vibrant and beautiful city that offers our athletes quality venues where we can showcase amazing athletes and how, th rough spor t, Special Olympics can transform lives. Special Olympics New Zealand could not do what it

does without volunteers and are recruiting volunteers for this year’s summer games now.  More than 600 volunteers are needed. If you’re interested, contact Kristie McGregor via email, kristiem@specialolympics.org. nz or mobile, 027 443 3828.


Wednesday November 1, 2017

SPORT

15

Top result for young softball team Some of Wainuiomata’s youngest sports stars took to the park over the weekend in their first game of the season. The Wainuiomata under 13 softball team played Totara Park at Wise Park on Saturday – with conditions unbeatable.

Wainuiomata won 11-1, and with the game being the team’s first of the season, hopes are high for the games to come. There were 11 other Wainuiomata softball teams playing throughout the Hutt Valley over the weekend.

Sportsmanship at its finest, as Wainuiomata and Totara Park come together for group photos after their game on Saturday. Photo: Supplied

Youngster Brian Woolley hits the ball. Photo: supplied

a good Genesis Seupule-Mose has over yer pla key a be to ks loo swing and d plie Sup the softball season. Photo:

Karipori Wanoa pitching in Saturday’s game. Photo: Supplied

Big end of the year for darts club

Good effort from girls sevens team By Dan Whitfield

Wainuiomata Darts Association is gearing up for a big couple of months. PHOTO: Supplied

Wainuiomata Darts Association is gearing up for a big couple of months – with November 2 seeing the commencement of the club’s summer league. The Wainuiomata Darts Association meets at the Hillview Lounge at the Fitzroy Tavern every week and like most clubs, everyone is welcome. Following the start of the club’s summer league, is the open pairs event that will see representatives from Wainuiomata head to the Levin Cosmopolitan Club on Saturday, November 11; and on

Sunday, November 12, Wainuiomata players will also take part in the Ted Clements Memorial singles event at the same venue. The next local event for representatives from the Wainuiomata club is the John Wilkie pairs and singles events in the Hutt Valley on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19. For more information, or to get in touch with the club about the events, go to sporty.co.nz/ wdadarts/Home. December events include the club’s annual general meeting

on Sunday, December 3 at 1pm, and the club’s Christmas raffle on Thursday, December 21. In previous years, the Wainuiomata Darts Association has made headlines thanks to several of its players. In 2015, Ben Herman won the Youth and Junior National Championships when they were held in Wainuiomata. Jonathan Silcock was also a representative of the club who from strength to strength, spending time as New Zealand’s number one in 2014.

A Wainuiomata girls sevens team has come away from the 2017 Wellington Secondary School Sevens Rugby Tournament as one of several winning teams. The team from Wainuiomata High School performed well in the cup quarterfinals and overcame Wellington East, 22-15. In the cup semi-finals, St Mary’s College managed to trump the girls in green and black, 34-nil. However, that did not stop

Wainuiomata. In the finals, Wainuiomata High School took out the girls bowl with a 22-20 victory over Porirua College. Sport Wellington congratulated all teams on their efforts but also recognised St Mary’s College and Scots College for winning their grades at the Wellington Secondary School Sevens Rugby Tournament. They will be joined at the Condor Nationals Sevens tournament by girls finalist Aotea College and boys finalist Rongotai College.

This space for sale Contact Anne Nicholas

on 587 1660 anne@wsn.co.nz


16

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Wainuiomata News 01-11-17  

Wainuiomata News 01-11-17