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Reserve champs! By Dan Whitfield

Emily Jones might only be 13 but she’s making a name for herself in the New Zealand Mounted Games scene. The Wainuiomata teenager recently competed at the coveted Horse of the Year event and left as reserve champion alongside her partner. “It was really exciting,” Emily says. Mounted games is a fast paced and action packed equine discipline and riders are required to be athletic and strong with good horsemanship skills and great hand to eye coordination. Continued on page 2. Emily Jones showing her coordination in the Horse of the Year New Zealand Mounted Games competition. PHOTO: Emily Shepherd.

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Youngster excels at national event once again Continued from page 1. Emily lives in Moore’s Valley and attends Hutt Valley High

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In 2017, she rode in the New Zealand Mounted Games under 12 pairs event and took out the title. This year she competed in the under 14 pairs event and the national under 17s teams event. Emily and her team were not only reserve champions overall but were also the highest placed under 14 team meaning they won the Irish Piper Trophy. “I love show jumping, dressage…everything. But I like the [mounted] games a lot.” “We won every session up to the final but missed out on two points meaning we came second.” She says it was a special week of riding. Em ily a lso rode in t he Hawkes Bay Friday Night Extravaganza. 06/05/17 PUBLISHING The young rider’s next comYOUR WEEKEND PUBLICATIONpetition will beDPT at the NZ SECTIONMounted RUN OF PRESS Games Individual SIZEChampionships 7.2X14 at Whanganui FAXover Easter weekend.

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Prize winner ‘blown away’ by Wainuiomata talent

inbrief news Grease is the word The music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will set the scene for greasers from the T-birds and the sassy, popular clique of girls that make up the Pink Ladies at Wainuiomata High School this August. The school is gearing up for its first production in several years, kicking things off with the cult classic musical, Grease.  Kirsten Coetzee, who looks after performing arts at the high school, took the initiative to start things again, and will produce the up-coming production. 

Next community board meeting The next Wainuiomata Community Board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 5.  The meeting will start at  7pm  and the agenda will be published on the Hutt City Council website on Thursday, March 29.

Kapa haka win for Wainui

Craig McGhie receives his first prize from Karen Collier. PHOTO: Raewynne McGhie By Ellen O’Dwyer-Cunliffe MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

The winning photographer of the inaugural Wainuiomata Art Exhibition draws on the natural beauty of the environment around him. Local man Craig McGhie, 47, won first place in the photography section of the exhibition for his piece entitled Wairere God Rays. The photo depicts Skerrets Creek at the start of

the Whakanui Track, where Craig regularly walks. “I just love that part of the scene, how the water cascades over the rocks,” Craig says. Craig manages Cannons Creek Boxing Academy during the week, and takes to photography in his own time, usually when he is exploring the Orongorongos in Remutaka Forest Park. “I just like capturing that moment. Life’s all about little moments and you can relive those moments through

photos,” he says. Craig says he was “blown away” by the local talent on show at the exhibition. The exhibition, held for the first time this year at the Wainuiomata Community Hub, finished on March 18. It featured about 70 pieces of a r twork expressing the theme ‘the essence of Wainuiomata’. Along with photography, submissions included painti ngs, d rawi ngs, text i les, wooden works, glass works

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and multimedia. Co-organiser Chloe Young echoes Craig’s comments about the quality of submissions received. “I am so impressed, amazed at the artwork and I appreciate it so much, it is just incredible, we have so much talent here in Wainuiomata,” she says. Chloe says 50 to 60 people visited each day. The exhibition went so well the organisers plan to make it an annual event, she says.

Te Tira Whakaau, Wainuiomata High School’s kapa haka team, placed second in the regional Championships last year and have already started their preparations for the 2018 national event in July.   The event is set to be held in Palmerston North.

Daylight saving this weekend Daylight saving ends this Sunday, April 1, when clocks go back by one hour at 3am. Remember to put your clocks back before you go to bed. It’s also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.



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inbrief news Transport Agency proposes safety improvements for SH58 NZ Transport Agency is seeking public input on a proposal to lower the speed limit from 100km/h to 80km/h along the section of State Highway 58. The agency’s director of regional relationships Emma Speight says the proposal is part of a wider package of improvements designed to make SH58 safer.  The consultation will run from March 20 to April 20 and people can share their views  by emailing the project team at The section of SH58 proposed for a speed change is from SH2 to Bradey Road.

Fines or prison for men caught fishing in marine reserve Two men are likely to face heavy penalties after helping themselves to paua in rock pools within the Taputeranga Marine Reserve. Department of Conservation rangers apprehended the men last week after receiving reports of poaching from residents who overlook the reserve on Wellington’s south coast. All marine life in Taputeranga Marine Reserve is absolutely protected under law.

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Mayor and MP welcome positive step in Hutt housing plan Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace and Labour List MP Ginny Andersen say a meeting with Housing Minister Phil Twyford and Housing NZ yesterday is a positive step towards a real difference for generations of Hutt City residents to come. The meeting was to discuss Housing New Zealand’s (HNZ) plan to build 300 new units in Lower Hutt and also refurbish existing stock. Ray says he welcomes the project as it will provide much needed, high-quality housing stock in Lower Hutt, and contribute significantly to council’s own work to rejuvenate the city. “We believe HNZ’s upcoming investment into Lower Hutt presents a great opportunity to work more closely together to create a collaborative and holistic, long-term approach to housing in our city, which builds on the initial project now

getting underway in Epuni,” Ray says. “We are putting the long-term wellbeing of tamariki, their whanau and communities at the heart of decision-making, and it would be great to include social housing in that. Ray says the meeting was positive. “We have agreed to work together going forward and I want to make sure we keep this momentum going.” Ginny says a strong relationship between this Government and council is crucial to delivering more affordable housing to people in the Hutt. “I am committed to doing everything I can to see the Epuni development proceed as quickly as possible. It’s just great to see the Minister for Housing and the Mayor agreeing to prioritise this housing development,” Ginny says.

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Ray says council will continue to support HNZ with work on Phase One of its Epuni development, which will see 25 large, modern family homes built on

landscaped sections. Construction is planned to begin later this year with the first tenants moving in, in late 2019.

International students enjoy Wainuiomata Wainuiomata High School has been hosting a short-stay group of 14 students from Takada High School in Japan. It was a great opportunity for local students to interact with students from other countries and learn about other cultures.

The school currently has 13 international students studying at Wainuiomata High School: Rena Ichiriki, Koki Imahashi, Ryusei Ito, Remon Kinoshita, Kotaro Maruta, Mao Okazaki, Yuiko Okochi, Yuki Sugito and Sakiho Yasuzato (all from Japan); Fiona-

Helen Fischer (Germany); Jerry Zhang (China); and, Dragon Phumsawai and Pat Rojanarungtawee (both from Thailand). The students add to the rich culture of Wainuiomata High School. The school is always looking

for homestay families. If members of the public would like to host an International student for a long or short term stay, contact homestay co-ordinator Jody Smith by email jodys@ or on 04 938 3224.

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Stay safe this Easter, Wellington Free Ambulance With the Easter break coming up, it is important to be proactive and prepared in keeping yourself safe and well. As people head out of the city to enjoy a long weekend elsewhere, traffic on the roads increases. Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic Amanda Johnston says she often sees drivers getting frustrated behind the wheel and driving too fast during the busy Easter break. “A lack of patience on the road means drivers are too eager to overtake and do so when they don’t have a good visual of the road ahead. This causes a lot of crashes and head on collisions,” Amanda says. Amanda emphasises the importance of using your seatbelts, appropriate child seats, and taking regular rest breaks to manage fatigue. “It’s about doing your part to ensure you’re driving safely, whilst being aware of those driving around you.” Off the road, if you’re planning an Easter egg hunt for your children, Amanda says it’s best to be careful when choosing the location. “Keep away from roads and stay away from obstacles where children have the potential to injure themselves.” GP services will have limited availability over the Easter break,


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so being organised is key. Amanda says make sure you’re also up to date with your prescriptions. “If you feel unwell before the

Easter break, make sure you visit your GP in plenty of time. If you need medical advice during the break, there will be selected pharmacies open,

and Healthline is an excellent service that is just a phone call away.” “If you need an ambulance call 111”.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: How important do you think a sugar tax is for the next generation of New Zealanders?

Westley Crop, Lower Hutt “I feel as though it has its ups and its downs. You can say ‘yes’ and you can say ‘no’. It is a good way to introduce fruit and vegetables.”

Kayleigh Hogan, Lower Hutt “I think it will be a positive thing to introduce. A sugar tax might change it so that healthy food and vegetables are more accessible to people on lower incomes.”

Allan Sainsbury, Lower Hutt “Well my view of it is that sugar tax in its own right won’t be a cure for the next generation. What will be a cure is better knowledge, better dietary habits, and choosing the right food.”

Julie Bhandekar, Lower Hutt “Sugar has been there for ages so I don’t think we should be taxing it really because it is a staple in a lot of houses. If it’s been there for years there is a reason for it to be there so by putting a tax/ taking it away, doesn’t make sense to me.”

Julia Fairbrother, Lower Hutt “I think it’s very, very important that we impose the tax but it should also be targeted at the manufacturers of the product rather than that just the consumer.”

Ellen Parkin, Lower Hutt “I think it would be an important thing to introduce for the next generation because I think it is good to make both current generation and the next generation aware that eating lots of sugar is actually not healthy for you.”

Police continue investigation into homicide


A large team of detectives and experts continue to investigate the death of Paul TeHiko in Wainuiomata on March 7. The public response to date has been fantastic, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears says. “We have received a large amount of information and we are following up all information

received. We would still like to hear from anyone who may have information pertinent to the investigation, who has not yet spoken to Police,” he says. “We would particularly like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Jack Vaughan G rove on t he even i ng of Wednesday, March 7, and may have seen people or vehicles

of interest to the investigation team. We would also like to speak to anyone who may have been tramping or hunting in the Wainuiomata area that day.” A statement from the Wainuiomata man’s family has been released. “We are deeply traumatised at this time and would like people to respect our privacy. All that

we ask is that if you know anything that you come forward and speak to the Police,” they says. If you can help or have any information, contact the Lower Hutt Police Station on 04 560 2600. Infor mation can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

13-year-old stands up for what is right Wainuiomata girl Nicole Thornton has given a speech in front of the Health Select Committee. On March 21, she spoke as part of the next step to getting her petition becoming a bill. The petition is to allow individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, pregnant women and others suffering with

any other medical conditions access to employee toilets. Nicole, now 13, has been working very hard on her presentation and was strongly supported by fellow Crohn’s and Colitis patients, doctors, family and friends. She, along with two other speakers gave their experiences with being declined to

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use company toilets. The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment opposed to change this law as they found it would add compliance costs and raise workplace safety issues. The Health Select Committee is now preparing a report to present to Parliament. Wainuiomata girl Nicole Thornton with members of Parliament and Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand. PHOTO: Emma Taylor.

Greater Wellington wants to hear from you Consultation on the Greater Wellington Regional Council 10 Year Plan and the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy has opened. Council chairman Chris Laidlaw says it’s important everyone in the region take the time to learn how the proposed plans for the future of the region will affect them and to provide feedback on the issues that matter most. “This is a conversation about the future and we value every contribution to it,” Chris says. “Our communities are investing their money and their trust in the council to provide for a safer, cleaner more productive and resilient future and it’s important the community is able to share their views with us and help shape the

decisions we make.” The proposals for the next 10 years would require an annual increase over the next financial year of $30.89 or $2.57 per month for Greater Wellington ratepayers. Key drivers of this increase include on-going investment in steadily improving public transport, providing more robust flood protection, beefing up freshwater and biodiversity protection, and introducing the range of fare discounts for public transport users including students, children, blind and disabled people and for off-peak travel. As part of the long term planning process, the council has also taken the opportunity to review its Revenue and Financing Policy

which sets out how it allocates rates across the region among different groups of ratepayers. Chris says the council is proposing to change how they allocate funding through rates for our work around public transport and flood management, and are keen to have as much feedback as possible on these changes. “The changes to this policy are intended to spread the costs of these core services more equitably so those ratepayers who get the most benefit pay the largest share of the costs. However, we are open to the views of our community on this and will be guided by feedback on the proposed plans.” Chris says. Consultation on these plans close on Sunday, April 29.

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• 9am-12noon - Whanau in Arms • 10am-4pm - Addiction Counselling • 10am-1pm - Budgeting Service • 10.30am-11am - Storytime • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers


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• 9am-3pm - Literacy and Numeracy • 11am-12noon - Community Law • 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer • 1pm-3pm - Stepping Up • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Active Hour • 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

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• 9am-3pm - Literacy and Numeracy Generic Counselling - By appointment 10.30am - Anxiety Coffee Group 10.30am-11am - Baby Bounce 1pm-5pm - Budgeting Service 2pm-3pm - JP 2pm-4pm - Craft Group 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi 6pm-8pm - TiHei Rangathi Tuakana 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group



• 9am-3pm - Literacy and Numeracy Generic Counselling - By appointment 10.30am - Anxiety Coffee Group 10.30am-11am - Baby Bounce 10.30am-11.30am - Book Group 1pm-5pm - Budgeting Service 2pm-3pm - JP 2pm-4pm - Craft Group 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi 6pm-8pm - TiHei Rangathi Tuakana 7pm-8.30pm - Guitar Group



• 9am-3pm - Literacy and Numeracy • 11am-12noon - Community Law • 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer • 1pm-3pm - Stepping Up • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Active Hour • 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters







• 2pm-3.30pm - Paper Craft

• 9am-12noon - CAB • 1pm-3pm - Chat and Chill

• 9am-12noon - Whanau in Arms • 10am-4pm - Addiction Counselling • 10am-1pm - Budgeting Service • 10.30am-11am - Storytime • 11.30am-12.30pm - Fingerpaint a Masterpiece Holiday Session • 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers

• 11am-12noon - Community Law • 12noon-1pm - Free Family Lawyer • 6.45pm-8.45pm - Toastmasters

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• 2pm-4pm - Bringing Art to Everyday Objects Holiday Session







• 9am-12noon - CAB • 1pm-3pm - Chat and Chill

• 9am-12noon - Whanau in Arms • 10am-4pm - Addiction Counselling • 10am-1pm - Budgeting Service • 10.30am-11am - Storytime • 11.30am-12.30pm- Face Painting Holiday Session • 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers


• 10.30am - Anxiety Coffee Group • Generic Counselling - By appointment • 10.30am-11am - Baby Bounce • 1pm-5pm - Budgeting Service • 2pm-3pm - JP • 2pm-4pm - Craft Group • 4pm-5pm - Lego Legenda • 6pm-8pm - TiHei Rangathi Tuakana

• 2pm-3pm - Wearable Art Holiday Session



• 10.30am-11.30am - Drop in Coffee • 11am-1pm CORD Group • 3.30pm-5pm - Library Lab

• 9am-12noon - Whanau in Arms • 10am-4pm - Addiction Counselling • 10am-1pm - Budgeting Service • 10.30am-11am - Storytime • 3.30pm-5pm - TiHei Rangatahi • 4pm-5pm - Inklings • 6pm-7pm - Weight Watchers

10.30am - Anxiety Coffee Group Generic Counselling - By appointment 10.30am-11am - Baby Bounce 1pm-5pm - Budgeting Service 2pm-3pm - JP 2pm-4pm - Craft Group



• 9am-12noon - CAB • 10am-2pm - Rangatahi Family Planning Clinic • 1pm-3pm - Chat and Chill • 4pm-5pm - Active Hour

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success in our youth gaining employment after their work experience has finished. Youth Inspire works closely with Kim Walker who is the HR Manager. Her ongoing involvement in the Licence to Work Programme is paramount to its success for our youth both in providing support and guidance to our young people as well as her business relationship with YOUth Inspire. Twice a year PaknSave provides work experience opportunities ranging from Produce handling to Cold Store stocking. The 2 days a week of work experience provide our young people with a structured working environment where they can continue to develop skills learned in the classroom. YOUth Inspire would like to take this opportunity to thank Pak n Save Petone and their staff for their continued support for the youth in our community. Kia ora rawa atu.


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Wednesday March 28, 2018 Firewood

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- 2m seasoned pine $180 -4.5m Split Pine - now only $340 - Large Bags Kindling $13 - Large Bags Dry Pine/ hardwood mix $14 - Bagged Manuka $20

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Wainuiomata Squash Club AGM

OF THE 7.00pm WEEK Monday 30th November At the Clubrooms

The world has more than Corner of Main Road 50,000 edible plants, yet just and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata three commodity crops—rice, maize, and wheat—provide 60 Bringing local news percent of the plant-derived to the community Aluminium calories we eat, despite the Carpenter/Joiner myriad advantages other Situation Vacant Hammer Hand crops could have, for both consumers and farmers. ph 021 640 429


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installations by top-qualified electrician with record of over fifty years of giving locals the lowest cost “around-the-clock” service, just phone 977-8787 or 021-0717-674 or email Central Districts Pest Control Ltd wishes Situation Vacantpossum to advise that a ground-based control operation will be taking place in the Wainuiomata-Eastbourne area. The purpose is to keep possum numbers under control to prevent the spread of TB. This operation will be conducted as a part of the TBfree New Zealand programme. Area covered: The project boundary runs from the south-western side of Wainuiomata, along the Eastbourne coast, down to the southern end of the Eastbourne Domain. Most of the operational area consists of the East Harbour Regional Park Northern N Forest.


Death Notices Firewood 2m seasoned pine $180 4m Split pine store for next winter $330 Large Bags Kindling $13 Large Bags Dry Pine/ hardwood mix $14

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Operation date (approximately): between 9 April 2018 and 30 June 2018. Poisoning methods, poison used and nature of poison: Possum habitats will be targeted using Feratox (cyanide) encapsulated baits in bait stations or bait bags attached to trees or fence posts. Brodifacoum and Diphacinone may also be used in some areas in bait stations attached to trees. The public is warned to take care when entering these areas and not to remove carcasses or baits. Baits are dangerous to people and dogs. General warning: • Do not touch poison baits/bait stations/traps • Do not touch poisoned possum carcasses • Keep pets under supervision - do not let dogs eat poisoned carcasses • Do not leave children unattended A solidthe advice on the poison warning signs • Follow

If you suspect poisoning: • Contact your local hospital, or dial 111 • National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON – 0800 764 766 • In the case of a domestic animal being poisoned, contact a local veterinarian For further information (including maps of the operational area), contact the operator: Operations Manager Central Districts Pest Control Ltd Email: Ph: 06 836 5590

Applications are available at our recruitment View the Wainuiomata News online office or at the security gate based in the

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Pre-season kicks off for first XV By Dan Whitfield

Wainuiomata High School’s first XV looks to be a dominant side in this year’s competition. Coach Phillip Kauika says around 30 guys have been turning up to pre-season training sessions and that he is confident there is a good team in the making. Last year, Wainuiomata came second in division three after narrowly losing to Upper Hutt College in the semi-final, 14-12. Phillip says it was a bit unfortunate to lose after playing so well throughout the season. However, this year, the goal is to win

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division three or move up to division two. In previous years, Wainuiomata has played in a number of divisions — in 2016 they were in the final for the reputable Wellington Co-ed Cup. “There’s lots of potential this year and there are some good players already standing out. They [the players] just need to put in the effort.” The next pre-season game for Wainuiomata is against Taita College. The game will be played at Taita College with kick off at 4pm. “We’ve had some good players come through the first XV. Players such as the Umaga-Jensen brothers and Alexander Faifailoa.”

In previous years, Wainuiomata have been a dominant side — in 2016 they were in the final for the reputable Wellington Co-ed Cup. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Horse owners top national competition

Young athletes among hundreds at Weetbix TRYathlon By Dan Whitfield

Konini Primary School students were among hundreds of young athletes who participated in the recent Weetbix Kids TRYathlon. The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is designed for ‘Kiwi kids’ aged between 7 and 15 and helps them stay active and healthy through participation. The series has been running since 1992 and is a rite of passage for many children. To date over 300,000 have given it a try.

Open to children of all sporting abilities, the event is a fun day out for everyone, and gives participants the opportunity to swim, cycle, and run their way around the course. Konini students took part in the Huttbased event on Thursday, March 15. The event was held at the Hutt Recreation Gound. Twenty-four students participated and had an amazing time, says teacher Matt Pegg, and many are already committing to going next year.

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Vile act from Smith, Australia a new cricket low Will Preston riding Lily and being led by his dad, Andrew. PHOTO: Lisa Preston By Dan Whitfield

Andrew and Lisa Preston have returned from the coveted Horse of the Year competition with their heads held high. “Nothing beats Horse of the Year; it’s amazing, Lisa says. The Moores Valley family represented Wainuiomata well with their pony, Lily, winning the national title of Welsh Pony of the Year. Before that, the highest achievement the horse had won was a supreme title. “Only the best go to it. It’s a massive goal as it’s the top level of our sport. This was really nice because we weren’t expecting it.” “The judges said her [Lily the pony] movement was exceptional and that she was a standout in her category.” Lily came from Whistledown Stud and previously belonged to Karen Blakelock.

“Our horse has a good character and we’ve put in a lot of hours training her.” Horse of the Year is New Zealand’s premier equestrian event and was held over March 13 to 18. The Preston family have been showing Welsh ponies for around five years. Both Lisa and Andrew have rode at a national level as well. Their six-year-old son, Will, also came third in the Welsh lead rein competition at Horse of the Year. Will goes to Wainuiomata Primary School and has been competing since he was four. “He’s quite lucky because I had to wait until I was 10 to get a horse,” Lisa said jokingly. “What’s great is that all our children do have a natural affinity with the horses.” Lisa says the result was a good achievement for the family.

The Australian cricket team’s ball tampering sums up why they have such a poor reputation globally as players. Aussie captain Steve Smith has apologised for getting team mate Cameron Bancroft to tamper with the ball during the third test of a spiteful series against South Africa. What makes the situation worse is the plan was signed off by the Australian leadership group, meaning not only was it a premeditated shot at ‘The Spirit Of The Game’ but it was signed off by the very players in the team who should know better. But wait there’s more. That same leadership group used their youngest teammate in Bancroft to do the dirty work. The opener is fighting for his place in the team and he could very well be an easy scapegoat. Ultimately it is Smith who must resign as captain. He cannot lead a team in the international arena, he has lost all integrity. This will also continue Australia’s

slide down moral high ground that only they think they’re on. Sadly the Aussie’s have always had the reputation of cricketers who were happy to dish out the banter but could rarely take it on the chin when the tables were turned. David Warner is the perfect example of a player of this calibre. The boys, I say boys not men, in baggy green are being outplayed in Australia and according to Smith the plan was hatched out of desperation. Why his team can’t take a loss on the chin in 2018 is beyond me. Smith gets the tiniest bit of credit for coming clean but for many it will be too little too late for the cocky captain from ‘The Lucky Country’. This is a dark day for Australian Cricket that can only be rivalled by the underarm incident. This is deplorable and hurts not only Australia but the entire game. Steve Smith, arguably the best batsman playing today has tarnished his career irreversibly.


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This 3 bedroom home has been given a make over. Repainted exterior & interior with new carpet throughout, new curtains & new light fittings makes it a wise choice for the wise buyer. Simply move in and enjoy, easy flow from open plan kitchen/dining through to large family lounge. Original combined bathroom has separate bath & shower, large separate laundry. Fully fenced section with plenty of space for kids & pets to run around. Double garage workshop & off street parking. Close to public transport. Tenders Closing 12pm, Wednesday 11 April, at our office 10 Wainuiomata Rd, Wainuiomata (will not be sold prior).






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This well presented home is a must see! The spacious living area heated by gas leads to a large sunny conservatory. 3 bedrooms with an extra bonus room, could be office, hobbies room or potential 4th bedroom. Garage and Off-Street Parking. Located in a lovely bush setting close to park and river and bush walks. School and Kindy nearby. On bus route. Call today for a viewing.

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