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Wainuiomata is finally getting its own retirement village and rest home facility. Masonic Village Trust announced the development of a $50 million retirement village in Wainuiomata on Tuesday – with the facility planned to fill a vacant reserve behind Hugh Sinclair Park, backing on to Hinau Grove. “What a way to start 2018; this is a fantastic win for Wainuiomata,” says Lower Hutt mayor Ray Wallace, following the announcement. Continued on page 2. Warwick Dunn, The Masonic Villages Trust Chief Executive with Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace. PHOTO: BROOKE WOOLLETT, INPHOTOGRAPHY



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$50 million retirement village planned Continued from page 1. In previous years, Ray has been vocal in his support for a retirement village and says the announcement is longawaited but great news for the suburb, particularly the elderly residents that live there. “Wainuiomata is a close-knit community and in the past, elderly residents have had to relocate to other parts of the Hutt Valley to enjoy their retirement. These are often people who have lived their whole lives in Wainuiomata and have contributed to building the strong community that it is today,” Ray says. “A local retirement village will give the community the option to be able to enjoy their retirement in familiar surroundings, close to their wh nau and established network of friends.”

Local jobs will be created as a result of the retirement village and will provide all sorts of spin offs for local businesses, Ray adds. Ray, a local resident himself, says he is looking forward to seeing the development progress. “It’s great news for the whole

community. I would like to thank The Masonic Villages Trust for their commitment – this is a huge vote of confidence in Wainuiomata.” Ray, started campaigning for a rest home about fifteen years ago. At the time he was a councillor in the Wainiuomata ward.

The sheer delight at the successful outcome, after the very long haul, was written all over the mayor’s face as he also announced the development on Tuesday. This is, Ray says, the biggest news for Wainuiomata for many years.

The Wainui Project has begun “It’s documenting Wainuiomata past, present and future,”

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says Axl Scott, of his idea to create a video record of the

area. Wainuiomata is a large suburb in Lower Hutt and at the 2013 census, Wainuiomata had a population of 16,786. Axl, an actor by profession and local resident, had really been looking for a place in Lower Hutt and came to Wainuiomata by accident because there was a rental property here. “I just fell in love with this place when I arrived about 18 months ago. And I want to show why I like it. It’s so special, so awesome.” He’s still in the early stages of organising The Wainui Project, creating a Facebook page, doing research and distributing e mails asking for contributions, which includes interviews, photos and film and video footage. Axl heard there are remnants of the 1943 KIttyhawk crash at the end of Sunny Grove and has also been told about the royal

visit in the 1980s. “I’ve spent the last week organising people to be interviewed,” he said on Friday. There is also a future focus, getting views on how locals see the future for them. Axl will be supported by his friend Tim Simpson who will take care of the technical details. His plans are that ultimately the project will be shown on YouTube and even, he hopes at film festivals. The Wainui Project will showcase Wainuiomata’s place in New Zealand –past, present and future. Those interested in Axl’s project can go to the Wainui Project Facebook page. Alternatively they can ring Axl on 020 4010 7437. Axl plans to continue his research and organising people to talk to over the next few weeks.

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Keep cool without blowing your energy bill You can keep your home cool without blowing your energy bill, according to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Technical expert Allen Davison says more New Zealanders are using their heat pumps as air conditioners in summer and there are tactics to avoid big energy bills. For example using the fan only setting helps you feel

cooler by creating a breeze, he says. “This setting uses a lot less electricity than the full cooling mode. Keep your windows open while using the fan only mode.” Selecting the dehumidifying mode also uses less electricity than the full cooling mode, Allen adds. “This works well if it’s humidity rather than the temper-

ature that’s the problem. Shut your doors and windows in the rooms you’re dehumidifying.” Allen suggests only using cooling mode on really hot days when the other methods aren’t enough. “Set the thermostat to around 22 degrees. The room won’t cool down any quicker if you set it lower, but you are likely to use more electricity by overcooling.”

Avoid using auto settings because if you forget to switch the unit off, it will start heating if the temperature drops below the thermostat setting. Floor and desktop fans are relatively cheap to buy and install, and are much cheaper to run than air conditioning. Closing blinds and curtains at windows that receive direct sun provides shade from the hot sun.

Day of celebration because “We can do better than that” By Glenise Dreaver

Scott MacKenzie, co-owner of Wainuiomata’s Way of Life gym, is putting on a special celebration on February 10. It has come about due to

Scott’s support for Jong Son (Charlie) , the sushi shop owner who has been operating near the gym and in the almost deserted mall for about six years. “Charlie has stuck with this and I thought ‘We can do better

Scott MacKenzie with Charlie, whose sushi shop he is relocating at the entrance to the mall.

than that for him’.” Scott has sponsored a grand opening day from 10am for a new premises that he is bringing in ready-built and “planting” between the gym and Pricebusters. The grand opening will see a free karate day, prizes, free gym access and cheap sushi. Scott hasn’t always been that sort of person. “I was an angry kid,” he says. “And I vented that.” Not un-naturally, by 15 he was a high school drop out; though he didn’t leave without any piece of paper. “I passed sixth form maths in the fifth form. Only because the teacher said I’d never be able to do it.” After a couple of false starts, Scott set out on what has proved to be a high-achieving business career by first completing a Diploma of Business Studies from Otago Polytechnic. To help with all that venting, he also joined Close Quarters Battle and on leaving Dunedin, found karate. Scott’s passion for and commitment to that discipline, and to using it to further his strong commitment to social justice, “to make a difference” has been

allied to achievement in karate circles. Scott is also a consultant with several government agencies, all with a strong social development focus. But this father of four, and at 42, grandfather of one, limits that work to four days a week. The rest of his time is dedicated to his karate academy in Wainuiomata, which is basically non-profit making, aiming to build confidence and focus in people of all ages, and in the process often turning lives around. The academy grew from Scott’s own karate practice days in his garage. By the time there were 15 they had outgrown the garage. They hired a hall, and numbers grew to 60-80 and outgrew that premises, with numbers building to 150 plus. At that stage, Scott and his wife, Lynda, sat down and to see how they could make this sustainable. The result was the Way of Life gym. This has proved to be a success, with a second karate dojo open in Lower Hutt. Scott says the open day will be a great chance to celebrate these successes with the Wainuiomata community.

inbrief news Mural competition Keep New Zealand Beautiful, in partnership with Resene, has announced the opening of the 2018 Nature Murals Competition, open to local artists who are willing to Do The Right Thing and help paint New Zealand beautiful. Submissions open on February 1, with the winning entries receiving a $1000 grant and all the materials to paint the mural, sponsored by Resene. Murals must celebrate some form of the natural environment on or around the wall. More information on the Nature Murals competition can be found on the  Keep New Zealand Beautiful website.

Exhibition looks at Matiu Island during WWI For Enjoy Public Art Gallery’s first exhibition of 2018, Wellington-based artist Aliyah Winter is revisiting the biography of Dr Hjelmar von Danneville, who was interned on Matiu Island in Wellington Harbour as a suspected ‘enemy alien’ during World War I. Titled hardening, the exhibition, will be presented during Wellington Pride Festival Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganuiā-Tara from  February 8 – March 10 March. The exhibition also includes a walk with the artist on Mātiu Island on March 3. Further details to be confirmed. An open night is scheduled for February 7, at 5.30pm.

Mural art competition Keep New Zealand Beautiful, in partnership with Resene, are excited to announce the 2018 Nature Murals Competition, open to local artists who are willing to help paint New Zealand beautiful. Submissions open on February 1, with the winning entries receiving a $1000 grant and all the materials to paint the mural. Murals must celebrate some form of the natural environment on or around the wall. For more information visit paint-new-zealand-beautiful.



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Vision for town being put into action By Glenise Dreaver

Clive Cannons is walking the talk with lovewainuiomata. This busy pharmacist has been inspired by seeing the redevelopment that has happened in towns like Picton and Fielding. He – and the rest of the group of six to eight fellow enthusiasts want to see that sort of vision put into action here.” The plans are drawn up.” Hutt City Council had funded community consultation with Boffa Miskell, one of New Zealand’s major environmental planning and design consultancies. Agreement was reached on concept plans and stage one, the landscaping of Queen Street, is well under way. What is different to develop-

ment in other places is, says Clive, that to realise the dream, most of the work is done by volunteers. There’s a strong sense of ownership. “This town is our house and Queen Street is our lounge.” We’re doing the work ourselves bit by bit.” The lovewainuiomata website features complex planning for a transformed town and Clive has no doubts at all this transformation will happen. Leadership is key and he can’t speak highly enough of lovewainuiomata co-ordinator Esther King. She is the only paid member of the organisation and works only part-time but, Clive says, they all have to run to keep up with her. “She’s a human dynamo – just electric.”

Clive Cannons at work in his pharmacy.

Queen’s award for Wainui brigader By Glenise Dreaver Cassandra Fellows and Dame patsy Reddy.

C a ssie Fel lows of Wainuiomata was recently presented with the Queen’s Award, the highest honour granted by Girls’ Brigade New Zealand. She received her certificate from Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House in Wellington. At the dinner function for recipients and their families Charlotte Saunders, National Commissioner Girls’ Brigade New Zealand, also presented Cassie with her Queen’s Award badge. She worked towards the moment over two years, which included six

months of voluntary community service. Cassie did this at the Wainuiomata Community Hub and doing tasks like libraru shelving and other support work. Her two initiative tasks included one event for her girls brigade area, which was a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and a second task requiring her to host an event, which this time was for her brigade company. She chose Penguins of Madagascar. There was also an assignment done with fabric. Cassie created a pattern and sewed her own graduation dress in 40-50’s style and she was also required to attend a national assessment weekend.

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SPCA donations overwhelming By Glenise Dreaver

“I’m just overwhelmed by the generosity of this community,” says Wainuiomata pharmacist Evan Choie. “They’ve been there to support both us and the SPCA.” It’s nearly a fortnight since the SPCA donation box was stolen from Wainuiomata Pharmacy, one of a spate of similar crimes in the greater Wellington area. Their CCTV camera footage meant there was no delay identifying the thief, but what really upsets him, says Evan, is that it was a theft from a charity. “I’ve had thefts before, but this was different. I was trying not to think about it at night. And it was the audacity of it.” Then staff member Kelly France came up with an idea. “Let’s do an SPCA food collection.” The campaign was posted on Facebook and the response was huge, he said. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the community. How awesome it is. It’s just a privilege to be part of it.”

Enliven day programme at Woburn set to expand

Wainuiomata pharmacist Evan Choie with the SPCA food donation box

Don Baird (left) and Betty Illsley look forward each week to attending Enliven’s day programme at Woburn Home, which is set to move to a five-day schedule in the coming months.

Wainuiomata’s elders can look forward to more fun, games and good company in the coming months as Enliven’s Woburn day programme moves to a five-day schedule. The programme has been running on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and will soon run on Tuesdays as well. “We’re delighted to be opening up an extra day here for elders to enjoy companionship and stay active,” says Home manager Ginni Scott. “We also know that extra flexibility will make a huge difference to families, particularly family carers who need that extra day due to work, personal commitments, or simply to take a break.” The day programme follows Enliven’s unique, elder-centred philosophy, which is based on the internationally-recognised Eden Alternative model of care. It encourages elders to have fun, variety, spontaneity and companionship in their lives. “In line with our individual approach, all of our activities are tailored by highly-trained staff to make sure each and every attendee can take part in a way that’s right for them,” says recreation officer Linda

Lankshear. “We also do our best to stimulate elders’ minds and bodies with quizzes, arts and crafts, and gentle exercise. A favourite activity with attendees at the moment is indoor hockey, which can get quite competitive!” Betty Illsley has attended the Enliven programme for the past two years and says she always looks forward to her visits. “It’s a great chance to have a laugh, have a chat with your friends and do things you wouldn’t normally do at home. It keeps me on my toes and away from the tele!” “I really love the variety of activities we do here and the mental stimulation I get when we do things like crosswords and quizzes,” says regular attendee Don Baird. “It’s good for my wife too – she gets to have a little break while I’m here!”  The day programme at Enliven’s Woburn Home is based on site at 57 Waiiti Crescent, Lower Hutt and currently runs every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-3pm. To find out more, visit or call the home directly on 04 569 6400. PBA


Berries can be fatal for dogs SPCA wants dog owners to be on the lookout for karaka berries and that their dogs don’t eat them. Throughout the warmer months (January to April) the berries ripen, turn orange and fall off the karaka tree and can be fatal to dogs if eaten. The berries are a staple in the diet of kereru, New Zealand’s native wood pigeon. The kernels in the fruit contain the alkaloid karakin, which is very toxic if ingested by other animals. Signs of karaka berry poisoning include weakness, back leg paralysis, vomiting, altered behaviour and convulsions. Symptoms can be delayed by a day or two, so if people have any concerns that their

dog may have eaten the berries, please seek veterinary treatment immediately – even if the dog is not displaying symptoms of poisoning. Karaka trees are native trees and are quite distinct and easy to spot. The trees have thick dark leaves and can grow up to 15 metres with the berries turning a bright orange colour during fruiting season. If people spot any karaka trees when walking the SPCA advise keeping dogs on the lead when near these trees or going to an alternative location. SPCA wants to also remind dog owners to check their own gardens for these trees and to remove any karaka berries.

Karaka berries. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: How often do you use your mobile phone?

Amy-Jean Young, Wainuiomata “All the time. Mainly for messaging friends.”

Karen Phillips, Wainuiomata “I use it for everything. Banklng, keeping up with friends in New Zealand and overseas.”

Rebecca Stephen, Wainuiomata “Probably too much, but not as much as the young ones. And for photos, communicating with friends and families.”

Darryl Burns, Naenae “For work , like today. And for communicating with friends.”

Bunther Pock, Wainuiomata “Not much. Only for e-mail and a little bit of calling.”

April Curtis, Wainuiomata “I use it a lot. Texting, internet, and phoning.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

To school leavers Dear editor To those seeking jobs, good advice is don’t quit. I went straight from secondary school into the workforce, I’d decided that gardening was going to put food on my table. All it needs is for you young ones to make up your minds as to what you want to work at, except being a coach potato watching TV all day. It takes determination and a strong will to survive in the

real world. Don’t become a cell phone junky. I have heard many young persons say there’s nothing out there to do. There’s lots if they are willing to get off their butts and go searching. Even if it’s picking up rubbish you are earning money. I know National didn’t give you young ones much hope. To get a job no matter what you have

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Dear editor A trifle surprised to see a new spelling of what I have always known as Rimutaka Forest Park (Remutaka!). A slip of the editorial pen, or something new that I should know about? Tony Ryan

Dear editor The United Nations is calling for submission on the International Convention Economic Cultural and Social Rights What is happening is that the Human Rights Commission is monitoring whether Human rights are working in New Zealand with ICECSR A lot of people do not understand Human Rights which stop discrimination. There are convenants and conventions which are not understood .

Good question Tony and yes, it is something you need to know about. The spelling was changed following a Waitangi Tribunal proposal to change the spelling to the historical Maori version. That change was passed by New Zealand’s Geographical Board.


to show the boss you are a ‘GOFA’ or Go for it! Don’t turn up at the Job Office with hands in pockets looking like a goofy type dude. My years of work were enjoyable, out in the fresh air, planting plants and trees with a shovel. So think positive. Life is what you make it. Peter Wells (Abridged)

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Information days continue Hutt City Council will begin its second series of information days at the end of the month as part of its public consultation on District Plan Change 43. The plan change includes proposals to introduce medium density housing in selected suburban centres. Information days provide opportunities for residents to ask questions about the plan change and get advice on making submissions. Submissions close on March 9. Information dates and times are: • Wednesday, January 31, 10am-

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February start on $50m development By Glenise Dreaver

The Masonic Villages Trust will be wasting no time in getting works under way on a the new retirement village, with site preparation starting in February says Trust chief executive Warwick Dunn He says the facility will eventually house around 200 people in retirement villas, rest home and hospital beds, care suites and serviced apartments. In the retirement community, there will be 80 single-story villas available in single, two- and three-bedroomed options. The rest home and hospital will provide beds for up to 60 residents and become one of the largest local employers. “It is only because The Masonic Villages Trust is a charity and has been given significant support by the Hutt City Council that we will be able to turn the community’s vision into reality, he says. “I am particularly grateful to

Masonic Villages Trust Chief Executive Warwick Dunn

mayor Ray Wallace, who has personally championed the village ever since we first became involved.” Warwick Dunn says the development will be built in stages over several years. The aim is to have the first villas ready to occupy by spring 2019, followed by the community facilities and finally by the rest home and hospital. He says the Trust will seek donations and grants to help fund rest home and hospital equipment and facilities that are not supported by government aged care funding. “These extras make a huge difference to the lives of patients and those who care for them. He add that their villages tended to be smaller than would be economic for commercial operators. “This enables us to support residents of suburbs and provincial towns who wish to retire in a village where they are close to friends and family.”


Harry (Henry James) Martin QSM December 8, 1924 - 19 November, 2017 Wainiomata’s first – and only – mayor, Harry Martin, passed away on November 19 2017. The position of Mayor was dissolved when the Government ruled that Wainuiomata should be subsumed into the Hutt City Council. Harry was born and raised in Newtown Wellington, a member of a large extended family and always said he was fortunate that had protected him from the worst of those depression years. Harry had vast experience in his chosen fields of bookbinder and printer. During all the community service he undertook, he continued to work full time as manager of a printing company, then as a partner. On retiring, Harry locum managed printing organisations as a locum.

He trained for the RNZAF in Canada, but the war ended before he saw active service. Back in New Zealand, he returned to bookbinding and met his wife-to-be Irene Stevens. The couple married in 1947 and left for South Africa where he worked as a printer, returning in 1953 to settle in Wainuiomata, where they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2017. Harry was always passionate about Wainuiomata. He soon became involved in community activities and civic service. This included involvement with Jaycees and with writing and editing the Valley News, the-then local paper. An inaugural committee member of Wainuiomata College, he led a team raising funds for the college hall. He also fundraised for the swimming pool complex.

Harry was a board member of the Wainuiomata Licensing Trust, and with the National Roads Board and the Wellington Free Ambulance. He was a JP for 41 years and was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal in 1984 for his service to the community. His family says Harry combined all his achievements with being a loving husband, father, father-in-law, Pop and Great-Pop to all his family. He and Irene also travelled to many different countries. Enjoying life, travel, having fun, and serving the community he loved were always essential Harry is survived by his wife, three daughters, seven grandchildren, and seven greatgrandchildren.

ABOVE: Pallbearers, from left to right: Jeremy Riddell, Torin Kells, Emma Riddell, Damian Kells, Kerri Jenden, and Jasmin Goss. LEFT: Harry Martin. PHOTOs: SUPPLIED

James Richard Manu (Jim) February 14, 1939-December 6, 2017 With the recent death of James (Jim) Manu, Wainiomata has lost a passionate community advocate. Jim, who was born in New Plymouth, spent much of his career in hotel management, with the latter years of that work in Wellington where he met his wife Patsy. Patsy, who did not usually go to hotels, says she went to a retirement function at the Lion Tavern in Molesworth Street and he was on duty that day in 1979. They took things quietly but four years later were mar-

ried in St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington and the couple would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on January 27. After his last hotel changed hands Jim moved into bus driving, ultimately owning his own tour bus. But heart surgery in 2005 meant he had to give up that career and he put his huge energies into the community and to his garden which was his passion. As president of Greypower, along with then-councillor (now Lower Hutt mayor) Ray

Wallace, he worked for a retirement village for Wainuiomata. The two travelled many miles around the lower North Island looking at possible models. Jim also established a Chat and Chill group for older people, with two-hour meetings on Monday for tea and biscuits. ”He wanted to get people out of their homes and I’m still doing that for him,” says Patsy. He joined the Lions and the Stroke Club as well as being a keen member of the Friendship Club at Holy Trinity Church, where he enjoyed greeting parishioners at the door whenever

he could. He was a real people person says Patsy, adding that it could take them an hour to walk from the bus stop to the mall as he greeted so many people on he way. His many friends filled Holy Trinity Church to capacity for his funeral. Jim is to be interred in the Remembrance Garden on his birthday February 14. He is survived by his wife Patsy and their many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and some great-great grandchildren.

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TriAbility Triathlon, perfect for beginners Sport Wainuiomata’s free summer training sessions for the 2018 TriAbility Triathlon have been welcomed by locals. The training sessions, held at the Wainuiomata Summer Pools on Saturday and Sunday mornings, are to introduce or motivate people preparing for the TriAbility Triathlon that is set for March 17. One of this year’s newbies who has started training with the group is Melanie Fraser, a seasoned triathlete who loves cycling. Melanie says she used to train with Tri-Poneke in Wellington. “I was looking for that similar feeling, the whanaungatanga of working in a group. TriAbility was a perfect fit. I met people at the pool and we just went from

there,” Melanie says. The group meets at Wainuiomata Pools and goes over the run, cycle and swim courses, allowing people to go at their own pace. Training is done with a buddy to train who is a little more experienced or have knowledge of the course. Event organisers have also outlined the course by posting green instruction sheets on lamp posts around the course so people can train in their own time. “This year we want to focus on encouraging getting people to get active again in inclusive community events, so we have decided to only run the Super Sprint and Super Sonic distances,” says Sport Wainuiomata chairwoman, Terina Cowan.


Melanie Fraser is getting ready for the TriAbility Triathlon. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

“We have also added an extra incentive to enter this year’s event by reducing the entry fee,” she says. The TriAbility Triathlon is for people of all abilities, but is also about shifting attitudes and changing behaviours towards disabled people in our communities. The event supports people with physical, intellectual, neurological and sensory impairments to compete alongside non-disabled triathletes. This will be TriAbility’s fifth year in Wainuiomata, a successful event that the community can call their own.  For more information on the event or training sessions, go to or call Peter Cowan on 027 264 5553.

Aotearoa Bike Challenge on again The 2018 Aotearoa Bike Challenge, a month-long workplace challenge which encourages New Zealanders to make everyday trips by bike, will once again run for the month of February. Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today that the challenge would begin on Thursday, February 1 and says organisations across the country are encouraged to get their staff involved in some friendly competition, and to experience the benefits cycling can have. The challenge follows a successful first year in 2017, which saw nearly

two-million kilometres cycled by more than 14,000 people, from more than 1000 organisations, including almost 4000 new riders. “The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a great opportunity to see how easy it can be to fit cycling into your everyday life. This year we hope to see even more New Zealanders get on their bikes with some great prizes on offer for participating, including e-bikes,” she says.  For more information and to register for the challenge visit www.

Sports talk Cigna Round the Bays will be on February 18

Free buses to Cigna Round the Bays fun run Lower Hutt residents have the option of catching a free return bus if taking part in the 6.5km event at the Cigna Round the Bays fun run next month. Cigna Round the Bays will be held in Wellington on Sunday, February 18 and as part of a strategy to encourage participation from across the Greater Wellington region, Sport Wellington has organised free buses. The buses are scheduled to arrive in Wellington in time for the start of the 6.5km events; the run/walk, Mitre 10 Buggy Walk, and the Active Families category where children under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult, can ride their scooters. Following the event, buses will depart from Kilbirnie Park, the finish line, at 12.30pm. Funded by a grant from Pub Charity, the buses are free of charge but there will be donation buckets on each bus where 100 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the Cigna Round the Bays official charity, Achilles International New Zealand. There are 50 seats on each bus so participants need to get in quick and book. Seats can be booked via an online form on the Cigna Round the Bays website www. or by calling 04 380 2070 ext 234. Sport Wellington event director, Anna Carrington advises that “when you book you need to have your bib number as you need to be fully paid before you can book on a bus.” Buggys, scooters and wheelchairs can be taken on the bus but must be noted when the booking is made. Since its inception in 1979 with just under 4000 participants, the event has grown from strength to strength over the last 40 years. Last year, saw over 14,300 registered participants take part in running or walking around Wellington’s scenic waterfront. Sport Wellington prides itself on delivering an event that has reduced barriers ensuring a wide range of the community is able to participate. Having a low entry fee, a range of distances, and providing a festival atmosphere at Frank Kitts Park and Kilbirnie Park, Cigna Round the Bays encourages people to take part in active recreation and celebrates their achievement. The Lower Hutt bus will leave from Waterloo train station at 8am.

with Jacob Page

Netball’s golden goose flying away The Silver Ferns seem to be missing an opportunity to raise their profile. I pride myself of being aware of a large variety of sport going on in the world but I must confess I had no idea that an international netball series was starting. To be honest, with the exception of Maria Folau, I’m not sure I could name many starting Ferns’ players these days. Ironically, New Zealand lost the international to England, a sign of the times that other nations are catching up in a sport that has, for so long, been dominated by Australia and New Zealand. I was slightly embarrassed that I did not know the game was happening but it’s worth pondering why? We are currently in the midst of a women’s sport evolution. Rugby, cricket, football and mixed martial arts have been instrumental in women having a more visible presence to the public while netball appears to have gone backwards. Player depth seems to be minimal and interest seems to have lagged.

The trans-Tasman netball competition was a flop, largely because New Zealand franchises were not competitive. The new national competition appears like a step backwards when most other sports are rapidly progressing when it comes to the women’s portion of their sport. These are potentially tricky waters to navigate for those within Netball New Zealand. How can the country’s most popular girls sport keep their players going through the age-groups to become competitive on the court and engaging to those watching it? The Laura Langman saga where arguably our best player has been barred from playing in the black bib, has not been a good look and is potentially troublesome. The sport needs an injection of a charismatic, world class player that can be the poster girl for the foreseeable future. Without a turnaround in fortunes, netball may find themselves missing a golden opportunity to cash-in on the mood of the sporting world.


Wednesday January 24, 2018

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