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A story of patience and perseverance Continued from page 1. There will be giveaways too, like pouch bags and one or two other surprises. The story line dances along with colourful illustrations as Little Dragon watches Daddy Dragon light a fire for his morning pancakes. Little Dragon wants to do that, but learning how is hard. “It’s about the perseverance and the patience that both kids and parents need, as well as a whole lot of understanding,” says Chia. She certainly needed patience

and perseverance herself. Writing the story took an hour or two, the illustrations quite a bit longer. Halfway through, she started pitching her work to publishers, “between 20-30. Maybe less, but it felt like that many!” That was mainly with New Zealand houses. “It didn’t go as planned,” she says. She considered selfpublishing, “though that’s very expensive”. After a year, disappointed and discouraged, she gave up. Then one day, she was looking

through her illustrations folder and decided to try again. “I just thought I had nothing to lose.” She finally found Ann Neville at CreateBooksNZ in Hamilton. It took months to get a reply and she had sometimes felt like crying in the meantime, but she finally heard the magic words: ‘It deserves to be published’. “ I did cry then. Happy tears.” She’s very grateful. “Ann has never even met me, but she’s put a lot of trust in me.” While Chia is Filipino, Ryu’s name means dragon in Japanese and this book is very much for

him. That means there has to another one for eight-month-old Recca. “I’ve begun. It’s about dinosaurs.” She’s hoping Ann will be interested, but it will depend on how this book goes.  Little Dragon Learns How To Breathe Fire will be launched in the Johnsonville Library on Friday May 25 between 4.30-6pm. Copies will be available at $20 each. You can find out more about Chia and her book on her facebook and Instagram pages @artbychia

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Award-winning local student recognised Sam Harris of Khandallah has been awarded a $6000 Freemasons University Scholarship.

He is in his final year of a Bachelor of Commerce at the Victoria University of Welling-

Sam Harris of Khandallah, who has been awarded a $6000 Freemasons University Scholarship. He is seen here on the day of the award at Parliament Buildings, hosted by Ohariu MP Greg O ‘Connor with Freemason Morris Robertson of Ngaio. PHOTO: Supplied

ton, majoring in commercial law and accounting and hopes to become a chartered accountant and work in financial assurance or management consulting. The reason for that is, he says, to change for the better the way businesses in New Zealand operate. As a first step, he is starting a graduate role with PricewaterhouseCoopers in July. Such an aim requires a balance of business and interpersonal skills. He also has a community focus, and helps with the welfare of the animals at SPCA. While Fitness Manager at Cityfitness, he worked with Heart Foundation NZ to raise money and engage with the community.

As Sam climbs the business ladder, he says he will stay rooted in his community. He is on the executive of Ignite Consultants, also working as its operations and commercial manager. Sam was involved in one of its consultancy services to not-for-profit organisations, including Pomegranate Kitchen, which employs refugees. Over two months Sam helped them to integrate and adapt to life in New Zealand. Sam has also worked in the business advisory services team at accountancy company BDO. In a recent role as a mortgage broker assistant with a mortgage brokerage firm, Sam helped first home buyers get on the property ladder.

Scholarship for young vet with high ideals Colleen Lynch of Khandallah was awarded a $10,000 Lawson-Smith Freemasons Education Trust veterinary scholarship at Parliament last Tuesday, May 8. In the final year of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey University, Colleen is well on the way to becoming a vet. Pathology is Colleen’s big passion and the crossover between human and veterinary medicine with emerging diseases which affect humans is her major interest. Colleen hopes to work in mixed animal practice for several years and then complete further study in veterinary pathology, probably in the form of an overseas residency. Long-term, she aims to work in academia and teach pathology to veterinary students. In 2017, Colleen spent two weeks volunteering as part of the Safari4UVet programme

in Chintsa in Eastern Cape province, South Africa. The programme provides basic veterinary care to disadvantaged communities that cannot afford or access such care. Colleen mainly gave anti-parasitic treatments to pets, roaming animals in the community, and farm animals. Colleen’s experiences exposed her to a much wider range of diseases than are found in New Zealand. Having witnessed how veterinary medicine delivers huge value beyond the health benefits to the animal being treated, her interest in pathology was sparked. She says she will continue to use a rounded, “ecosystem” approach to animal care in her career. Colleen’s other big interest is Irish dancing and she has performed for many community groups, including at school fairs, cultural events, and re-

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‘A little bit of a do’ at rugby club The Johnsonville Rugby Club’s big screen will be used for a very different replay to the usual sports events on the morning of Sunday May 20. At 11am, there will be a High Tea and celebration of Harry and Meghan’s Nuptials, complete with spot prizes. You’re invited to put on your best frock and fancy hat for the free showing. It is a traditional “Bring a Plate” event (with decadent High Tea tasty treats to share of course). And don’t forget your own fancy teacup, saucer and fancy plate “Invite your mum, sisters, daughter, aunties, cousins, friends,” the organisers say. (And the bar will be open.)

Prepare for emergency Got your 200L emergency water tank yet? If not, you’ll have a chance to buy one, or more, between 11.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday May 19. Northern Ward councillors will be selling them for $110 each outside Newlands New World. To ensure one is reserved for you, pre-order and pre-pay by emailing malcolm.sparrow@wcc. govt.nz Mention the name of ‘your’ school or church in the Northern Suburbs in your email, and $10 from each tank sale will be donated to your school or church.

Responses to 10-year-plan Colleen Lynch of Khandallah, with her hands firmly on the tools of her trade, a ‘vet field kit’ and gumboots. She is with Jenny Weston, Dean of Veterinary Science at Massey University and Mark Winger, Freemasons Grand Master. PHOTO supplied.

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By 10.30am yesterday May 15, there had been 1696 responses to the draft Wellington 10-year-plan, which was open for submissions until midnight on Tuesday. Of those responses, 75 per cent supported spending more on the priority areas identified in the plan and most placed Resilience and Environment as the priority they would tackle first.

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inbrief news LUX Light Festival illuminates Wellington winter nights The LUX Light Festival will illuminate the Wellington waterfront between May 18 - 27, from 6pm - 10pm each night. Acting festival director Robert Appierdo says there will be an overarching natural theme, including a giant jellyfish hanging from a crane and a swarm of butterflies being drawn toward the light. There are also illuminated stingrays under the boardwalk and a giant kereru in Frank Kitts Park. Food trucks will be on site and lightthemed treats like glow-in-the-dark gelato are back, along with Glownuts (glow in the dark donuts) and glow spider drinks.

Pink Shirt Day Friday, May 18 is Pink Shirt Day, the message being to stop bullying and spread kindness Celebrated annually around the globe, in New Zealand Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected.

Sign language continues in House New Zealand’s Clerk of the House of Representatives David Wilson has announced that the use of sign language will continue In Parliament even though New Zealand Sign Language Week finished on Sunday. “We want all New Zealanders to participate in Parliament,” he says. “Offering NZSL during oral questions will help the deaf community connect with that important scrutiny.“ (Oral questions allow MP’s to ask Ministers and other MPs questions.) NZSL will also be provided on Budget Day (May 17) for the Budget Statement, and for speeches from party leaders.

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$10.7m earmarked for Ngaio Gorge As part of its draft 10-Year Plan, Wellington City Council has earmarked $10.7m to ensure Ngaio Gorge Road remains usable in the event of a disaster or severe weather. The funding proposal includes $9m over the next three years to secure the gorge’s rock bluffs, and $1.65m over the next five to strengthen retaining walls. Onslow-Western Ward Councillors Simon Woolf, Diane Calvert and Andy Foster agree Ngaio Gorge Road is one of the city’s most vital arterial roads. “Not only is Ngaio Gorge Road the primary access road for the Onslow area, it’s a critical escape route from the city should Ngauranga Gorge become impassable,” says Simon.

“Protecting the gorge from earthquakes and severe storms doesn’t come cheap, but it will be money well spent. We want to ensure people’s lives can quickly return to normal in the aftermath of a natural disaster,” he says. Diane adds that the investment isn’t just important for cars, trucks and buses, but also for pedestrians and cyclists. “It also provides access to one of city’s best nature reserves, Trelissick Park,” she added. Last year, heavy rain caused a series of landslides in Ngaio Gorge, two of which temporarily made the main road impassable and caused ongoing speed restrictions. The council expects to start work on the main slip later this year. To ensure public safety in

Onslow-Western Ward councillors Diane Calvert and Simon Woolf say the Ngaio Gorge Road is a critical link for Wellington. PHOTO provided.

the meantime, slip risk-zones are being monitored with GPS monitoring devices. Andy Foster says that over a sustained period of time, the city has invested tens of mil-

lions of dollars into resilience initiatives. “Our investment into Ngaio Gorge will help future-proof what is a critical route for Wellington.”

Plunket CEO explains fundraising policies By Glenise Dreaver

Amanda Malu, Chief Executive of the Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust, is assuring local people that money raised by local fundraising efforts will be going straight back into their communities. “Different areas own their own budgets,” she confirms. While the money is paid into a national account, locally-raised funds are set aside for the services and projects identified by each Plunket group, she says. This assurance is given in the wake of what has been a furore about $50,000 raised by the Karori Plunket Centre. Plunket however, says that the amount absorbed was less than that, as the local group had had to draw down on the $50,000 to keep the crèche running, meaning $16,000 went into the national ac-

Amanda Malu, Plunket CEO, gives assurance that money raised locally will stay here.

count. (For some Plunket groups, the policy could mean a deficit to be absorbed.) The Karori discontent occurred along with an announcement of the closure of their Plunket crèche, now deferred after original plans to close it on April 20. Amanda says the that the issues

raised in Karori made Plunket’s management realise that there were still varying levels of understanding about their national model after members voted to move to a consolidated national operation in November 2016. That means, she says, there is a great opportunity to go back to the Karori community and work on that understanding, listen to community needs and to show a broader choice of services that Plunket can offer. Plunket has no plans to sell the Karori Plunket building and continues to deliver Plunket nursing, PlunketLine and other services in the community. There is, however, no backing off from Plunket’s national approach to managing properties. She says property, particularly in light of health and safety legislation changes, was a key reason members voted to move to one

consolidated Plunket. “We are working towards a national standard for all buildings.” Under the federal structure that existed, some groups may have needed to wait until they could raise funds to complete maintenance, such as a leaking roof. Now they can be prioritised at national level and have that work done immediately, says Amanda. “We have 10-year property management plans for each building,” she says. Planning for maintenance of each centre is therefore done centrally, but in conjunction with local Plunket groups. “It’s about partnering with communities,” she says. “Plunket has been supporting families across New Zealand for 111 years and we are committed to ensuring every child has the same opportunities, regardless of their postcode.”

The latest exhibition in Parliament’s Bowen House exhibition space celebrates six contemporary Sri Lankan artists who have made New Zealand their second home. Hosted by Ohariu Labour MP Greg O’Connor, it features a wide range of techniques and disciplines including painting on china, sculpture, mixed media and photography. The exhibition is located on the first floor of Bowen House, on the corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street and is open every Wednesday and Thursday, from 10am to 3pm, until June 14.

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Councillors: Park spending vital in northern area In Wellington City Council’s draft 2018-28 long-term plan, it is proposed to spend up to $14m on major upgrades of Newlands and Grenada North parks. The three Northern Ward city councillors, Deputy Mayor Jill Day and councillors Peter Gilberd and Malcolm Sparrow, all support the proposals, adding that the investment, especially for Newlands Park, is well overdue. At Grenada North Park, sports and recreation facilities need upgraded for the area’s rapidly growing population. “Big housing developments are already under way in Churton Park and Woodridge and further major developments are scheduled, especially after the construction of the proposed Grenada-Petone link road. It’s obvious we need more facilities,” Jill says. “We want Wellingtonians to be active and participate in sport and not have to travel far and wide for home games as

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Support for those with epilepsy By Glenise Dreaver

Krystle Crimmins of Karori, who was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 10 months, has produced a handbook on the condition entitled Epilepsy First Aid. Her handbook, produced under the oversight of her medical team, is a comprehensive guide to the major types of epileptic seizures and how to administer first aid. The handbook aims to reduce the stigma of this common condition with knowledge about it and guidance about what to do if someone has a seizure. Krystle says she has a type of epilepsy classified as “focal awareness” rather than the more common “generalised” type. Only she knows she is having a seizure. Despite that, Krystle always declared her condition when applying for jobs, but employment opportunities disappeared when “epilepsy” was mentioned.

For years her employment was in the family costume hire business, Creative Show Off, originally in Marsden Village. It was sold in 2016 – and the world of employment closed up, despite a qualification in personal training and a certificate in tourism and retail. “I wanted to do something useful and I realised there was a gap in the market for a book like this.” David Watt, a Karori Rotarian, is a family friend and she asked him if she could speak to Rotary. She challenged Rotarians to find ways to help by promoting awareness of epilepsy, important to increase employment opportunities, and encouraging schools to use the handbook as a resource for teachers and pupils. Krystle has self published her book, at what she says is “quite a bit” of expense.  For more information, and to order copies, go to epilepsyfirstaid.com.

Author Krystle Crimmins at right, with family friend Rotarian David Watt and Graeme Titcomb, President, Rotary Karori.

Meeting with VC holder a highlight By Glenise Dreaver

Anzac Day 2018 was red letter day for 90-year-old Korean war veteran Gordon Sutherland of Churton Park. As always, he attended the Dawn Parade at the Pukeahu war memorial. There he met Rob Goulden, a former territorial and well known as a former Wellington City councillor.

The two struck up an instant rapport. When the parade ended, Rob realised that Gordon should not march afterwards. “No way!” So the two walked to Mount Cook School for a cuppa and they ran into another retired soldier, war hero Willie Apiata VC. “I had marched in front of him last year,” says Gordon. “But I hadn’t realised who he was.”

Rob Goulden at left with K Force veteran Gordon Sutherland of Churton Park (seated) and VC winner Willie Apiata on Anzac Day. Photo: Dan Horne Photography

This time he knew, and Rob introduced them. While they didn’t talk war, Gordon says: “I’ve seen a lot of dead VC’s. You’re the only live one.” So he asked to kiss the medal and Willie let him. Rob describes the meeting as a gracious gesture to an old veteran. “It made Gordon’s day.” Gordon’s story is that he was posted to company headquarters and in three years overseas he never fired a shot, though he lost a good friend in Korea. He spent time shuttling between Korea and J Force in Kurae in Japan, just 18 miles from Hiroshima which was, he says, still totally flattened. “Just one or two nightclubs starting up.” “We ran the distance in a marathon against the Aussies,” he reflects adding that the Aussies won. “They’d spent a lot of time training while we were drinking in bars.” After the war, Gordon worked and managed in the stock and station industry until retirement was forced on him. “I actually retired three times.” His second retirement followed a brief stint in the meat industry and with his background in wool, he then moved on to Bremworth carpets. “I was 80 when they finally told me I had to go.”

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Are you ready for the mall’s plastic-bag-free supermarket from May 21?

Jennifer Botting, Johnsonville “I’m madly buying reusable bags.”

Rosalina Oitega, Granada “I’m prepared. I’ve got paper bags and resuables.”

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Steve Tolley, Johnsonville “Not yet. I recycle the current ones, but they’re not designed for it. Biodegradable bags would be good.”

Alisha Aryan, Newlands “We can manage. We’ve got cloth bags and resuables.”

Nicola Rankin, Johnsonville “I keep reusable bags in my backpack, but I can forget… and staff have sometimes been too quick to use plastic bags as I get mine out.”

Carolyn Bowden, Paparangi “I’m ready. I’ve already got resusables. You have to be organised.”

Continued on page 9.

“Disservice” to local residents Dear Editor Your article, headed ‘Bus woes at Broadmeadows’ (Independent Herald, Wednesday May 9, p.4) does a disservice to the residents who participated in the planning. When the review of the Greater Wellington bus system was begun, a public meeting, well attended by Broadmeadows residents, was

held in the Khandallah Town Hall. Ngaio, Khandallah and Broadmeadows residents were invited to participate in the review of routes 43, 44, 45 and 46. It was accepted that Broadmeadows was not well served and that dictated the most significant change. Community workshops, convened by the regional council,

followed. Given a clean slate, several options were developed and discussed with consensus leading to new routes 24 and 25. Route 24 will be an all-day service to Broadmeadows, via Khandallah. At Khandallah Village there is the opportunity to transfer, on the same ticket, to routes 25 and 22 , the latter taking

the route to the city via Wilton and Victoria University. Maps of the routes are available on the Metlink website. As to the question of being seen in the mist, the well publicised new bus colour scheme of lime, green and yellow has been specifically chosen for maximum visibility in low light conditions.

Changes have been extensively publicised in the media over several years so it is surprising that some residents claim there has been no knowledge or community consultation. Morris Robertson, Ngaio

Cashmere Home’s Dilani Perrera committed to helping elders thrive Helping elders is more than just a job to Care Partner, Dilani Perrera. “I’m very passionate about working with elders, and I love that this job lets you really get to know each and every resident,” Dilani says. “You become so close to them because they see you every day and it’s your job to be there when they need us most, no matter what. “When I wake up every morning, I always think to myself, I’m going to my second

Cashmere Home care partner Dilani Perrera says she loves helping elders make the most of life.

home, and I’m going to see my second family. It’s a wonderful feeling,” she enthuses. Dilani works at Enliven’s Cashmere Home in Johnsonville, which follows the respected Enliven philosophy. Based on the internationally-recognised Eden Alternative principles, the Enliven philosophy encourages elders to enjoy companionship, choice, independence, and spontaneity in their lives. “It’s all about going above and beyond to help elders live meaningful lives and have choices, as well as getting to know them as people. That’s why we use the term ‘care partner’ rather than caregiver – it emphasises working together in partnership rather than just providing basic assistance,” she says. “We pay a lot of attention to residents’ hobbies, what they enjoy doing, what they like eating and whatever we can do to make day-to-day life as joyful as possible.” Dilani celebrated thirteen years working at Cashmere in January and says she’s more passionate than ever about ensuring elders feel safe and loved. “The very first day I came here I thought ‘Yes, this is where I should be’, and I still feel that way now. The residents are all very close to my heart and I love helping them embrace their new lives here.”  Enliven’s Cashmere Home on Helston Road, Johnsonville offers rest home and hospital level care, as well as short-term respite and health recovery care. To learn more, visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz. You can also call the home directly on 04 477 7067. PBA


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Special gifts for new mothers All mothers and babies in the Wellington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Mother’s Day will receive a special gift pack, as will all new

babies born that day at Wellington, Kenepuru and Kapiti Coast Delivery Suites. Sixty packs are ready for the day

and each contains a handmade quilt, a beanies and bootees set, and a soft toy. The Mother’s Day gifts are made

possible thanks to a team of 200 volunteer knitters, sewers and quilters, coordinated by Wellington Hospitals Foundation, of which the Year 10 Textile Design Class at Onslow College has been a part. The students have made a huge effort to create the quilts in time for Mother’s Day. The students work together to design and sew their own special quilt. Sue Hannaway, who teaches Textiles and Design at Onslow said: “The class have been taking part in the Mother’s Day

The Textile Design Class at Onslow College with their handmade quilts for new mums. PHOTO supplied.

LETTERS to the editor

Continued from page 8.

Makara Peak mountainbiking Dear Ed, As a keen mountainbiker, I have mixed feelings about extending the track network on Makara Hill (Independent Herald, May 9). There are already plenty of tracks for most abilities in the mountainbiking park. Some of the existing trails (such as Nikau Valley) could do with a spruce up.

Building more tracks is well-intentioned but will lead to the need for more track maintenance - for safety, preservation of bush and erosion control. That’s more work (probably for volunteers) in changeable weather conditions. As for promoting visitor numbers, let’s get a grip. More people cycling on the hill will increase the require-

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.

ment for facilities (and not just in the car park). Unless expectations and activities are kept realistic, we will need a “Zealandia” solution with user-pays in the near future. Tom McGrath Karori

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Supreme female athlete from Karori The Athletics Wellington awards were held at Newtown Park last week. Marathon athlete Ruby Muir from Karori, who runs for Scottish Harriers, took out the top female athlete award and the award for the senior female cross country and road athlete. The country’s top-ranked trail runner, who won both the Wellington marathon and halfmarathon, she was competing in the latter for the first time. She was also third in the Auckland marathon. Sprinter Alex Haye from Hataitai, from Wellington Harriers Athletic Club, was the senior male sprinter and the overall best male athlete. He was a member of the winning Athletics

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Marathon runner Ruby Muir, of Karori, crowned Wellington’s best female athlete for the 2017/18 season. With her is sprinter Alex Haye from Hataitai. PHOTO: Supplied

Wellington 4x100m male relay team at the National Track and Field championships and won the 400m event in 47.63 seconds and came third in the tough 200m event. He also won two golds in regional sprint events. Fifty-three awards were presented at the on May 9 awards dinner, covering track and field, cross country and road events for both junior and senior athletes, masters, coaches and volunteers in the Wellington and Wairarapa regions. A special leadership certificate, recognising outstanding contribution to the development of athletics in the region was awarded to Jo Murray for her work as a volunteer as well as her work as the Athletics Wellington’s Sport Development Manager.

Karori sisters stand centre court with heroes Two young Karori netballers, Ella and Paige Jago, 12 and nine respectively, won the chance to lead the Premiership captains out on to the court and high five the players before Monday night’s match at TSB Stadium. Then they stood side by side with Pulse captain Katrina Grant and Tactix captain Jessica MacLennan in front of all the fans. The girls had entered the ANZ Future Captains competition. Ella attends Samuel Marsden Collegiate School and plays netball for the Marsden Silver team. She has been playing netball for more than two years and hopes to

play professionally one day. “My favourite part was seeing the players in person and seeing how fast they can run. I also liked being on court with them and high fiving them. Katrina Grant is my favourite player because she is really strong and fast.” Paige attends Karori Normal School and plays netball for the Karori Nikau team. She has been playing for more than two years and is netball-mad, hoping to be a Silver Fern when she is older. “My favourite part was being on court with the captains and seeing how tall they are in real life.”

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Aussies will be vulnerable for Boxing Day test Future captains Ella Jago (left) with sister Paige Jago during Monday’s ANZ Premiership netball match between the Pulse vs Tactix . PHOTO supplied

LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: • Premier (Swindale Shield)

Old Boys University beat Hutt Old Boys Marist 48-16 Petone beat Johnsonville 65-0

• Premier Reserve (Harper Lock Shield)

Old Boys University beat Hutt Old Boys Marist 33-14 Johnsonville beat Petone 25-24

• Women’s (Rebecca Liua’ana Trophy) Petone beat Old Boys University 17-7

• Under 21 (JRD Cup)

OBU Black beat OBU White 47-7 Wainuiomata beat Johnsonville 19-15

• Under 21 (Paris Memorial Trophy)

OBU Green beat Hutt Old Boys Marist 38-14

• First Grade (Thompson Memorial Cup)

Petone beat Old Boys University 22-16

• 85kg Restricted (JC Bowl)

Western Suburbs beat Johnsonville 25-24 Upper Hutt Rams beat Old Boys University 24-0

• Reserve Grade (Mike Copeland Trophy) OBU Pink Ginners beat Upper Hutt J8s 46-15 Western Suburbs beat OBU 69ers 29-21 Paremata-Plimmerton beat OBU Righteous Brothers 19-7 Marist St Pats beat OBU Teddy Bears 39-14

LOCAL HOCKEY RESULTS: • Men

Hutt United beat Harbour City 5-1 Victoria drew with Northern United 2-2 Dalefield beat Naenae 4-3

• Women

Hutt United beat Karori 2-1 Harbour City beat Kapiti 5-0 Dalefield beat Victoria 3-2

The Black Caps being given a Boxing Day test against Australia in 2019 couldn’t have come at a better time. New Zealand, while not at their 2015 peak, are likely to be very competitive against an Aussie side bogged down in turmoil of their own creation when they play in the glamour match for the first time in 32 years. New Australian cricket coach Justin Langer has a few issues to juggle. Not only does he have to keep on-field performance high and the winning culture the Aussie public expects, but he also has to breed a better on-field culture. Doing all those things while getting used to his own role and assisting new captain Tim Payne won’t be easy. The Australians were easily cast aside by South Africa in their last test series and with Steve Smith, David Warner and to a lesser extent Cameron Bancroft all unavailable for the foreseeable future, these are shaky times indeed.

Aussie’s best pace bowler Mitchell Starc is also battling injury issues. New Zealand is reliant on captain Kane Williamson and veteran Ross Taylor to score the runs and Trent Boult and Tim Southee to take the wickets. A series win over England should give the group plenty of confidence. The team has areas of improvement it needs to address but also the players who can make those improvements. Tom Latham has shown glimpses of being a quality test opener, Henry Nicholls scored a big ton in the Eden Park win over England and Ish Sodhi is becoming more consistent with the difficult art of leg spin. If the team can get an all rounder like Corey Anderson or Jimmy Neesham fit, then all of a sudden depth would be created. Day one of a Boxing Day test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the event of the year. It’s a chance for the Black Caps to earn international respect and come 2019 they should be in a prime position to upset the form guide.


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