Wednesday June 13, 2018
Representing Wellington and Wainuiomata By Dan Whitfield
Acacia Te Iwimate has secured her spot in the Kiwi Ferns wider squad. The squad of 33 includes fresh development prospects, products of the ever-growing women’s game, as well as many seasoned veterans carrying years of international experience. Acacia, 30, is the only Wellington inclusion on the squad, hailing from Wainuiomata. “It’s pretty special; I’m still buzzing. This has always been one of my dreams,” Acacia says. She says this is just the foot in the door but is the right first step The wider squad was named
Acacia Te Iwimate playing for Wainuiomata in 2016 at William Jones Park. PHOTO: DARYL NEW
Earthquake-prone buildings at Queensgate to be fixed Three buildings at Queensgate Shopping Centre are under the New Building Standard. Hutt City Council has been advised by Stride Property that draft engineering reports they have received on their buildings indicate three buildings are potentially under 34 per cent of the New Building Standard and would require work to bring them up to code. Council’s engineer is now reviewing these reports and additional information so it can make an assessment about what action is required on its part.
Lower Hutt currently has 55 buildings classified as earthquake prone, which means they are less than one-third of the current structural standard. When the council receives information that a building is potentially earthquake prone, council engineers assess the information and may then issue an earthquake-prone building notice requiring the owner to strengthen the building within 15 years. Stride have advised they intend to carry out the required work without delay, and design and process works are already underway.
ahead of preparations for the Kiwi Ferns, Kiwis and Junior Kiwis triple-header set to be held in Auckland against the Jillaroos in October. The test match will be further enhanced by the opportunity for players to compete in the new NRL Women’s Competition. From here Acacia will be part of training sessions with the wider squad, with the official team set to be announced at a later date. The Wainuiomata woman has played for Wainuiomata Rugby Club and Wainuiomata Rugby League Club over the years. She is currently playing rugby for the Petone Rugby Club’s women’s team. SELF SERVICE
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Wainuiomata News 13-06-18