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By Dan Whitfield

A worn-out Wainuiomata playground has been given a new lease on life. Local families welcomed the re-opening of the Karaka Park playground, a community space that was recently upgraded thanks to Hutt City Council funding. As part of council’s long term plan, $3.6 million is set to be spent over the next ten years to improve reserves and playgrounds, with $1.15 million of this to be spent in 2018/19. Continued on page 2. Ellie, Logan and Josh Briggs enjoy the new Karaka Park playground. PHOTO: Supplied

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New playground welcomed by community Continued from page 1. Hutt City councillor and Wainuiomata dad Josh Briggs says it is a win for the community. “We have great facilities but they’re just worn out,” Josh says. He’d previously had conversations with members of the community about this and other parks around Wainuiomata, and how many seemed to have been forgotten over the years. In recent years, the playground along Parkway was also upgraded and is a place many families flock to on nice days. The re-opening of the Karaka Park playground happened on Wednesday last week, and saw many families – and excited children attend. Josh says that it reiterates the fact that these places create a place of belonging for families.

The Wainuiomata community gathered together to celebrate the opening of the new playground at Karaka Park last week. PHOTO: Daryl New.

He says a local community park means a lot to locals; “it’s a place where people can feel

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food trucks. Te Omanga Hospice was established in 1979 and provides care and support to people, and their families, living with a terminal or life limiting illness in the Hutt Valley. It is fundraising to rebuild its earthquake-prone building in central Lower Hutt. The inaugural HighLight event in 2017 saw more than 100,000 people in attendance and raised $20,000 for its 2017 charity partner Alzheimers Wellington. Event organiser Carla Steed says she hopes this year’s event can help Te Omanga Hospice with its fundraising efforts to rebuild its earthquake-prone building. “We were thrilled with how much money we were able to raise for our charity partner last year, and believe the local Hutt community will see the value

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Hot chocolates warm up Lower Hutt community The Sweet As Hutt’s Hot Chocolate Challenge is on once again. The challenge involves 16 different cafes around Lower Hutt competing to be crowned with the title of best hot chocolate.

Each cafe is tasked with creating its own version of the beverage during July, with customers’ judging determining who wins. The challenge is on from July 5 to 29. Cafes involved this year are

Fellow on the Green, Fix Federation, Roadhouse Bar and Grill, Bellbird Eatery, Buzz, Hot Gossip Café, Fellow on the Drive, Chai Coffee, Colab Café, Gotham, Muffin Break Queensgate, Shine Café, Beforetime Express, Cuffs Café,

Giuseppes and Small Batch. Hutt South MP Chris Bishop has been trying this year’s entries. Like the last couple of years, he is reviewing the Hot Chocolate entries from the cafes involved in the challenge.

inbrief news Hockey player to represent Wellington Wainuiomata High School’s Olivia Martin has been named in the Wellington under 15 girls hockey team and is set to compete later this year. The young sportsperson set herself this goal and it is a huge achievement for the Wainuiomata High School student. Olivia will compete in the October school holidays and attend the national under 15 hockey tournament.

Rebuild still to happen The Wainuiomata High School rebuild is still on the cards, and is due to start in September 2019. At this stage, the design has gone back to the drawing board - with the focus to be on more learning hubs and open spaces. Almost all classrooms will be demolished and rebuilt minus a couple - this includes the administration block, gymnasiums, and wharenui.

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St Claudine Thevenet School singing a waiata at the opening of the New Zealand Catholic Education Convention at the TSB Arena last month. They sang ‘Tihei Mauri Ora – Let There be Light’. PHOTO: Frank Wafer/WelCom

A stand out performance By Dan Whitfield

St C l a u d i n e T h eve n e t School students are being commended for their passionate performance of the waiata Tihei Mauri Ora – Let There be Light. Around 30 students took to the stage as part of the opening of the New Zealand

Catholic Education Convention at the TSB Arena last month. With only three to four practices before the event, everyone was amazed by the kapa haka group’s presence while performing. Mary Autu is the teacher in charge of kapa haka at St Claudine Thevenet School.

She says to see her students on stage was incredible as in the past the opportunity had been given to older students. “It’s usually college groups that are selected; we’re the fi rst primary school to perform,” Mary says. The performance was a form of welcome, organised instead of a powhiri.

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“They were brilliant and always make us proud wherever they go.” They got up and shone, she said. Mary says it’s an awesome opportunity for the students. The group performed in front of hundreds of people and also caught the eyes of reporters from Maori TV while at the convention.

Claire Laurenson from Grief Relief will be running workshops to help those struggling with grief in Wainuiomata. Held at the Wainuiomata Community Hub during Grief Awareness Week, July 23 to 28, the workshops will paint a picture of what grief looks like, and hopefully build a resilience to it. The public talks have been happening in Lower Hutt for the last few years. This year is the first time Claire has done a session in Wainuiomata.

Community board candidate event Keri Brown is standing in the Wainuiomata Community Board by-election and will be holding an event to meet the community at the Louise Bilderbeck Hall this Wednesday. The night will start at 7pm.

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inbrief news Warrant out for Duane Huaki A warrant to arrest has been issued for Duane Edward Huaki. The warrant is in relation to the shooting of a 36-year-old man at a George Street address in Stokes Valley on 26 June. Duane is 39 years old, and approximately 174cm in height and of medium build. Anyone with any information on Duane’s whereabouts should contact Police on 111 or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police seek information Hutt Valley Police are renewing their appeal for assistance from the public in relation to the death of Paul Te Hiko earlier this year. The 40-year-old builder died of a gunshot wound at his Wainuiomata address on Jack Vaughan Grove on March 7. Anyone who has any information is urged to contact Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

New primary birthing centre for Wellington to open in July The greater Wellington region’s first primary birthing centre that opened on July 16 in Lower Hutt, providing another choice for birthing women in the region after more than 40 years of mothers requesting this service. Te Awakairangi Birthing Centre at Melling is for healthy pregnant women with uncomplicated pregnancies, and will be free for women from the greater Wellington area who are eligible for care in New Zealand hospitals. The centre will also provide, free of charge, to birthing mothers a post-natal stay of up to two nights for rest, breastfeeding support, and mother-baby education.

Calls for local Maori to join the Maori roll The Wainuiomata Maori Committee is calling on local residents of Maori descent to consider joining the Maori roll. People have until August 2 to choose whether to be registered on the General or Maori roll for the next two general New Zealand Elections. Gabriel Tupou, chairman of the Maori Committee says, “Aotearoa New Zealand has a unique democratic system because of the Treaty of Waitangi. “We believe that the principle of partnership is still being realised in our communities. Maori representation is central to achieving a genuine partnership – sitting at the table to make decisions in the best interest of all kiwis,” Gabriel says. Being on the Maori roll means voters will choose a candidate standing in the Maori electorate. However, they can still choose their preferred party through the party vote. Gabriel says, “Though we are in a part of Ikaroa Rawhiti [the electorate] which is made up of urban Maori, the issues

that a local Maori Member of Parliament would advocate on are absolutely relevant to all Maori be it health, housing, education, employment and issues facing our rangatahi, whanau and kaumatua.” The number of voters registered on the Maori roll will determine the number of Maori seats in Parliament. “Our seven Maori MPs have such large electorates that it simply becomes too difficult to service the entire electorate. Our people now have an opportunity to change this.” The Wainuiomata Maori Committee comprises Gabriel Tupou, Linda Olsen, Janis Awatere, Leah Clark, Hilory Randell, Eru Tanirau and Aroha Te Kani. The committee is a statutory body, which is represented on the Wellington District Maori Council and the New Zealand Maori Council. People of Maori descent can register to be on the Maori roll by visiting elections.org.nz or calling the Electoral Commission on 0800 36 76 56.

Gabriel Tupou, chairman of the Wanuiomata Māori Committee. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Fixing a home for pregnant teens The House of Grace is a safe haven for pregnant teens and has launched a project to help keep their doors open and home warm and dry. Back in 2001, a converted boarding house in Wellington became a home for pregnant teens, providing a safe and supportive environment for those who find themselves in a difficult position. The House of Grace, a nonprofit venture, was the vision of founders Treena and Marcus van Rijssel, who realised the need for a community service

such as this. The building houses up to four girls with their babies, a volunteer house family of five and the site includes a shared kitchen, living rooms and dining area. As well as providing accommodation, the House of Grace helps its residents develop skills to parent with confidence in a safe and supportive environment where they can live up to three months following the birth of their child. The home has seen hundreds of young mums and babies

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come through its doors and it has always been hard to keep warm. Treena says they often dread receiving the power bill, especially during winter – but it’s time to make a lasting difference. To ensure the House of Grace is able to continue for many years, and to keep their precious young girls and babies healthy, warm and dry, they’ve launched the Warm Home Project. As part of this project, they need a new roof as the current one leaks terribly, double-

glazing for the windows, and modifications to their heating system. “As a charity which doesn’t receive any government funding, we rely on the generosity of people, who share our heart to see young lives changed.,” Treena says.  If you would like to make a donation to ensure that the House of Grace can have the urgent repairs needed to continue supporting young mums and their babies you can donate at givealittle.co.nz/ cause/warmhomeproject.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Are you worried about the town centre dying?

Barry Renshaw, Wainuiomata “My wife and I are worried. What about thinking of all the old people who are suffering, no mall no banks; What next?”

Ryan Imray, Wainuiomata “I am a little concerned. Wainui is a great little town and I am worried that slowly, shops will close and it will have a ghost town feeling to it. People will start to move out and it will cause more stress to the people in Wainui.”

Bridget Walker, Wainuiomata “I am worried as it will make it harder for elderly.”

Tina Jones, Wainuiomata “Yes, there’s not enough for youth as it is.”

Daryl New, Wainuiomata “Yes, but with banks shutting shop what would you expect. Profits before people; disgusting!”

Haydon Butchart, Wainuiomata “I hope that once Progressive start development work on the mall there will be a regeneration of the town centre.”

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

Bus woes continue Dear editor, Just a quick bit of information. Tranzit the new bus company operating the bus service in the Hutt Valley are looking for additional drivers in the Hutt Valley. It’s no wonder they can’t provide a decent service in the Hutt Valley. I had another problem last Sunday July the 7th, the new bus driver

just didn’t stop at the bus stop in Wainuiomata that I had signalled to get off at, she just didn’t know the bus stop was there, it was right in front of her. Transit are still investigating the problems relating to the article you did about me which featured in the Wainuiomata News on the 27th of June, I don’t know what there

is to investigate, they didn’t have any buses running on the night concerned. I am still chasing them for the $30 taxi fare I had to pay when I came home that night. Regards Alex Connor Lower Hutt

Enliven’s Woburn Home emphasises well-rounded approach to wellbeing The Enliven team’s approach to care is guided by Enliven’s elder-centred philosophy, which emphasises a holistic approach to care. Clinical Nurse Manager Anneke Barkwith pictured here with Woburn Home resident Betty McMillan.

Nurse Tayler Kern has learnt a lot from her colleagues at Enliven’s Woburn Home in Lower Hutt. But the most valuable thing they’ve taught her is that excellent care is about much more than medicine. “Since I started working at Enliven, I’ve fallen in love with the therapeutic side of nursing. We look at elders’ health in a really holistic sense here, recognising that more medicine isn’t always the answer,” she explains. “All of us really try to take notice of a resident’s moods and expressions, food preferences and interests. Those sorts of things might seem small to some people, but they really help us determine if a resident is truly thriving here or if they need a bit more support,” says Tayler. The Enliven team’s approach to care is guided by Enliven’s elder-centred philosophy, which is based on the internationallyrecognised Eden Alternative care model.

It emphasises the importance of independence, choice, variety and purpose in elders’ lives. In line with that approach, the home pairs first-rate clinical support with regular opportunities for residents to enjoy contact with nature, stimulating activities like arts, crafts and gentle exercise, and strong relationships with family, friends, children and the community. “The Enliven philosophy stresses the importance of understanding elders, who they are and what truly matters to them,” says Clinical Nurse Manager Anneke Barkwith. It’s about going above and beyond for the residents here in whatever way we can, and I’m proud to be part of a team which shares that commitment to elders’ health.”  To learn more about Enliven’s Woburn Home and its holistic, elder-centred philosophy, visit www.enlivencentral. org.nz or call the friendly team on 04 569 6400. PBA


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Wainuiomata director excited about new show Wainuiomata Little Theatre members are not letting the final curtain fall anytime soon, with performers busy preparing to recreate Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. The show will be on from August 8. Director Barry Paterson says he couldn’t be happier working with such a talented group of people. “Everyone is super excited and working extremely hard to bring this iconic show to Wainuiomata,” Barry says. Barry has lived in Wainuiomata all his life and got involved in theatre by accident. He was picking up his kids from a rehearsal a number of years ago, when due to the usual lack of male cast members he was talked into

joining the chorus. Thus began his association with Wainuiomata Little Theatre. Perhaps not surprisingly for those of us that know him, it didn’t take long for Barry to join the committee and in 2013, after sourcing the current building and making some changes in terms of the types of shows, Barry began his directing career. He and Barbara Wray brought Grease to the Wainui stage and since then they have directed Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, Footloose, Annie, Sweeney Todd and now Phantom of the Opera. Barry says he couldn’t have done it without Barb who has been a fantastic foil for his crazy suggestions

and is well practised at keeping him in line. The Wainuiomata man and director says the theatre’s core group of volunteers are unbelievably dedicated and love what they do. He believes that this group really care about Wainuiomata and explains that one of the club goals has always been to offer family entertainment that is accessible to all families in the valley. “Phantom was always going to be an ambitious project,” Barry says, “but couldn’t be happier with how it has all come together.” Phantom of the Opera is on at Wainuiomata Little Theatre, Moohan Street from August 8 to 25. Tickets are available from Clive’s Chemist.

Director Barry Paterson, a Wainuiomata local through and through. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Public transport the winner in regional plan review Public transport, walking and cycling and resilience have been prioritised in the mid-term update of the 2015 Regional Land Transport Plan, which has just been endorsed by Greater Wellington Regional Council. “We’re pleased to say that planned expenditure on public transport is now almost level pegging with state highways, a shift which reaffirms Wellington as the nation’s capital of public transport,” says Wellington

regional transport committee chairwoman, councillor Barbara Donaldson. While the mid-term update largely reaffirmed the plan’s long term strategic framework, it also marked a shift in priority towards a focus on public transport, resilience and sustainable transport, including walking and cycling. The strategy contains proposals from 11 organisations relating to 111 activities and programmes of which 31 are significant new

activities, with a total value of $990 million, excluding Let’s Get Wellington Moving for which costs are yet to be determined. Bids for funding will be considered by the NZ Transport Agency for inclusion in the National Land Transport Programme. “We’ve reaffirmed the long term strategy remains fit for delivering a safe, effective and efficient land transport network that sustainably supports the region’s economic prosperity,” Barbara says.

There are also a number of important projects that will deliver significantly improved resilience for the region including the Ngauranga to Petone cycleway/ walkway, Petone to Grenada Link Road and the Cross Valley Link. “Resilience is a key issue for the Wellington region in view of its recent history of earthquake and slip damage to transport routes and predictions of more volatile weather with climate change,” Barbara says.

Resolving the transport issues through the Wellington central business district and to the airport remains a feature of the regional plan, with the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme the key priority in unlocking traffic. The NZ Transport Agency will make decisions weighting Wellington’s priorities against those of the rest of the country for inclusion in the National Land Transport Programme by August 31.

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Toastmasters celebrate 10 years By Dan Whitfield

Toastmasters Wainuiomata has celebrated 10 years of public and impromptu speaking – a milestone many said could not be achieved. Neville Isherwood, the club’s vice president for membership, says Toastmasters is where leaders are made. The club, one of 300 in New Zealand, was chartered in 2008 and has maintained around 20 members throughout the last 10 years. A 10-year anniversary dinner was held at the Angus Inn in Lower Hutt on Saturday night with more than 30 past and present, and distinguished guests in attendance. Neville says to be able to celebrate this milestone is an amazing progress

and it is great to see the club in such good strength. “We’re all doing the same thing. Toastmasters is Toastmasters. You get out of Toastmasters what you’re looking for; camaraderie, professional abilities, confidence,” Neville says. Over the years, Neville says the Wainuiomata club has had a number of area governors and club representatives. He says Wainuiomata “talks the talk” even though it’s a relatively small club. In Wainuiomata, members have run things around the community for the community, including helping with youth going through Youth Inspire programmes.

Sarah Bate, Kath and Vaughan Cherrie, and Chrissy and Frank Meyer were also in attendance.

John Irving, Karen Lynley, Theresa Ryan, and Raylene Becker catching up over Toastmasters news.

David Coxon, Diane Isherwood, David Smith, and Neville Isherwood cutting the 10 year anniversary cake. PHOTOS: Dan Whitfield Stephanie Ots, Rose Wyse, and Diane Isherwood enjoying the night.

New Zealand’s perception of Town Hall, Events well-being declines, survey Centre open New Zealand’s current perception of its overall health and well-being shows a decline from last year, according to a well-being survey conducted by Cigna. Now in its fourth year, the survey explores people’s well-being percep-

Gail Costa, Cigna New Zealand’s chief executive. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

tions and concerns across five areas – physical, health, family, social, financial and work. This year’s survey is Cigna’s most global yet, covering a total of 23 countries around the world. Twenty-two per cent of New Zealanders are aware of the impact the current economic climate might have on their financial situation, up six per cent from last year’s figures. However, less than one in five say they would be financially secure if they were unable to work. Gail Costa, Cigna New Zealand’s chief executive, says these findings have wide reaching ramifications – “with New Zealanders feeling they have to stay focused on their current commitments to stay afloat, leaving little time to spend thinking about, or preparing for, their future.” “We’ve themed our 2018 research as ‘Future Assured’, asking questions to get people thinking about the issues that will affect their lives ahead. As we go through the many

stages in our lives, our perceptions of our well-being will change, and at these various stages we should always re-assess ourselves and see how we can work toward preparing for the next milestone,” she says. Stress is an important issue that affects nearly everyone, with one in five respondents claiming stress is unmanageable, mainly driven by work and financerelated issues. Sixty-eight per cent of people said that workplace wellness programmes help them manage stress. Gail concludes that Cigna recognises the importance of walking the talk by offering an internal health and well-being programme, with new programmes rolled out quarterly, focused on building a people-focussed, supportive, achievement-oriented and collaborative culture. “Our staff have indicated, through internal surveys, this has had a positive impact on their own health and wellbeing – both at work and at home,” she says.

The wraps are off, the scaffolding is down and Lower Hutt’s new Events Centre and refurbished Town Hall is open. The venue was officially opened on Saturday, July 14 by Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace and Deputy Mayor David Bassett. Several thousand people turned out on Saturday to see and experience the new Lower Hutt Events Centre and refurbished Town Hall. Deputy Mayor and chair of the Civic Precinct steering group, David Bassett spoke of his pride and satisfaction in a project which began in 2010. He says while the decision to refurbish and strengthen the Town Hall and demolish the Horticultural Hall was difficult, he believes it is the right one. “Clearly, cost was a key factor in deriving a decision, but equally important was the need to identify just what the community needed in such key community facilities, not

only in immediate terms, but also for the future. To give you some feel for the interest in these facilities, as of today, we already have bookings through to 2021,” David says. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace spoke about Hutt City Council’s strategy to develop world-class facilities to encourage growth and investment in the city, and provide increased social and recreational opportunities for our residents. “We are investing in a programme of work across the city including new community hubs, new and upgraded sport and recreation facilities and, importantly, the redevelopment of our Civic Precinct, the heart of our city. “This has been some time in the making, with the development of the Dowse Square, the redevelopment of the Council administration buildings and the surrounding Riddiford Garden, which are due to be completed very soon,” Ray says.


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Lower Hutt artist wins 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize Composed by Tony Watling 11th. Nov. 2015

Jacqui Colley from Lower Hutt was value, colour, shape, form, texture, announced as the winner of the 2018 space; and balance, contrast, emphasis, Parkin Drawing Prize which is spon- movement, pattern, rhythm, unity and sored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and variety – with the exception that these philanthropist. elements and principles have been Jacqui’s work Long Echo, measuring worked with in part, unconventionally Our summer pools were us. only looks 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres, is a drawing on aluminium andbuilt withby what Blends in well did cause nooffuss. etched on aluminium using acid and a like a combination hand and powered With hydro slide willsays. cause a splash. combination of black oil pigment, was tools,” Kelcy chosen as the winner from an impressive And to itThough many people Jacquidash. is currently in South 463 entries nationwide and 72 finalists. Africa researching for aand newwiggle. project, she Through native bush we twist Reflecting on the winning artwork, says she is overwhelmed with From the children brings a giggle. the award. Kelcy Taratoa, the judge for this year’s Alsoa awarded were is10open. highly comSevern days week the place prize says “ Jacqui’s Long Echo drewHot me summer mended prizes ofare $500 each. days we all hopen! back many times.” The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition “It did so even when I attempted to season runs until August 19 at the ignore it. Like the infant child, it pulled New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts’ Notice at my coat tails time and again. So what Academy Public Galleries, Queens Wharf, is it about Long Echo that resonates so Wellington. OF THE D AY powerfully? All the artworks will be for sale giving Squash Club It has all the hallmarks of the elements Wainuiomata admirers and collectors the opportunity and principles of art and design: line, to purchase some wonderful pieces. AGM 51. J.K. Rowling 7.00pm chose the Monday 30th November unusual At the Clubrooms name Composed by Tony Watling 11th. July 2018 ‘Hermione’ Corner of Main Road so young and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata girls SUPPORT CONTINUES wouldn’t Those who do Wainui love. be teased Fit in place like handBringing in glove. local news for being See the way all strive together. nerdy! to the community Never mind the wind and weather. First the Church and then the school. Drained the swamp used horse and mule. Situation Vacant With more help just work and pray. See what we can do today.

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Ulalei finish on top against Kapiti Ulalei used all its experience and scintillating skills to beat the much fancied KBJ team, formerly of Kapi-Mana Netball Centre, by 52-46 over the weekend. It was a tightly fought encounter both premier one division teams going goal for goal in the first quarter. However, Ulalei taking a two goal lead at the end of the first quarter. Ulalei increased its lead to four goals at half time with some sharp shooting from goal shoot Sina Tamaalii. The third quarter was where all the damage was done with the formidable defensive duo of Gene Solia-Gibb and Rachel Savelio continuously putting pressure on KBJ shooters turning over ball after ball for Ulalei. The shooters Tamaalii and Crystal Tomokino capitalising at the other end to build a 10 goal lead at one stage. By the end of the third quarter Ulalei settled for a six-goal lead. Ulalei continued its defensive pressure on KBJ with the attacks

chiming in. Tomokino showed all her experience pulling out all the tricks with smart feeds into the circle, using the circle feeders Alicia Tomokino-Geale and Zara-Lee Awatere to create space in the shooting circle. This was a top level premier one match with two very talented teams, competing for the ball and both showing silky skills in a wonderful display of netball. Ulalei’s premier two team dominated its game. Despite a slowish start, the final score showed a resounding 70-38 victory over Convent Old Girls. The defensive trio of Tara Hakiwai, Hayley Mellon and Ellen Miles was too strong, too skilful, completely outsmarting the opposition shooters time and time again with continuous tips, intercepts and rebounds throughout the game. The mid court attack led by Lisa McGrath turned the opposition defence inside out, with smart positioning and a beautiful range of passes into

Ulalei premier two player Lisa McGrath feeds Alicia Hina the ball. PHOTO: Vaegaau Sagaga

the shooters Mel Chase and Alicia Hina who finished with accurate shooting. Hina’s long range shooting was quite outstanding. The skills and experience of this Ulalei team bamboozled the

opposition. Ulalei changed the pace of the game at will, much like a conductor of the orchestra and it was a pleasure to be in the audience to watch the Ulalei orchestra perform with such class. Ulalei’s senior one team played

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Maidstone United but suffered their first loss of round two. Although Ulalei stayed in touch throughout much of the game, Maidstone pulled away in the last quarter for a convincing win. The final score was 42-30.

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Greg Leafofi played an absolutely tireless game on Saturday. PHOTO: Daryl New By Dan Whitfield

Wainuiomata have played hard to get to where they are and there’s no sign of them quitting just yet. The home side took on Johnsonville in round six of the Hardham Cup, Wellington premier division two competition, on Saturday. Wainuiomata posted an impressive 46-36 win over Johnsonville to remain at the top of the table. Eden Monu, John Monu, Waiariki Koia, Matt Jacobs, Teru Time, and Bevan Clark all scored a try on Saturday lifting the spirit of the team and spectators at William Jones Park. Matt Jacobs also kicked five of six conversions, and

two penalties. In the Hardham Cup, Petone and Avalon also had wins alongside Wainuiomata. Petone defeated the Upper Hutt Rams, 36-26 and Avalon beat Paremata-Plimmerton, 33-31. The results mean that Wainuiomata and Petone are already guaranteed home semi-finals next weekend, while Johnsonville, the Upper Hutt Rams and Wellington are still chasing the other two semi-final spots. The Hardham Cup points table is Wainuiomata 22, Petone 20, Johnsonville 16, Upper Hutt Rams 14, Wellington 11, Paremata-Plimmerton 6, Avalon 6. Next week Wainuiomata play Wellington at Hataitai Park, with kick off at 2.45pm.

Wainuiomata win, equal at top of table The last game of the regular season saw the Lions travel to Cannons Creek Park in Porirua to take on the St George Dragons. The preparation for the Lions wasn’t that great with a couple of injuries coming in before kick off but as with all teams, injury provides opportunity for others to showcase their wares and versatility and this was evident in the tough physical game that followed. Examples of this include the movement of regular forwards John-Tahana, Wharepapa-Rawiri and Dominik Bartels into the centres and the reliable

Wayne Paki moving into the halves. Strong up front for the Lions were forwards Johnny Skinnon, Pat Tanoai and Tylah Garrett who were well supported by live wire hooker and player of the day Trei Mu who made good yards from dummy half exposing the tiring Dragons defence. In the backs Zane Wilson, Nesta Waitoa and Bree Henderson stood out when taking carries out of their red zone and finishing off tries out wide. The Lions won the game 28-8 which meant they finished first equal with Whiti Te Ra on 25 points from 12 wins, one loss and one draw each.

There’s an age old saying that characters create cash. The more charismatic and captivating someone is, the more people want and will pay to see them. The biggest company in mixed martial arts, the UFC, is finding that out. Down on big names to engage casual fans, they turn to a guy with a professional wrestling background to get eyeballs on their product. A fortnight ago, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier knocked out UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic to claim both titles. It was a big fight but more for the pure MMA fans, mostly. Like all good stories, a fight needs a protagonist and antagonist. Both Cormier and Miocic are nice guys - that draws money but it’s not the blockbuster study in contrast that sells a casual fan. Enter Brock Lesnar. A former two-time NCAA cha mpion, for mer U FC heavyweight champion and current World Wrestling Enter tainment universal champion. Lesnar has the credentials and most of all that antagonist edge. Lesnar lives in rural Canada, out of the limelight, speculation is he doesn’t love wrestling or MMA - he loves

money. Once one fight ends, the promotion starts for the next one. Once Cormier invited Lesnar into the octagon, Lesnar the money earner began. He cut a typical bad guy promo reminiscent of the golden days of boxing and then got physical with Cormier. Clearly the whole thing was staged, but it looked to get a little too real for even Cormier, who seemed visibly shocked as things got physical. Lesnar draws and here’s why. He’s bigger than most normal people, he’s an ass-kicker with a pedigree and he doesn’t care what people think. All of that is fascinating and it makes people part with their money. Whether you love him or hate him, Lesnar doesn’t care. He just wants your money. The other realisation is that whether you love wrestling or MMA, the reality is both are very similar. Tell a compelling story which leads to a physical altercation that people want to pay to see. Lesnar and Cormier are likely to fight in early 2019, it will draw more than Miocic and Cormier a fortnight ago. Take that to the bank.


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