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Spruce up By Dan Whitfield

Ryan Imray and his teammates have a whole lot of love for their local football club. In coming weeks, the players from Wainuiomata Football Club will come together to paint their clubrooms thanks to a recent donation from Dulux. Litres of paint and accessories were donated after the team started to talk about how they could give back to their club. Continued on page 2. Ryan Imray will join his teammates to paint the Wainuiomata Football Clubrooms in coming weeks. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD

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Paint helps teammates give back to their club and get involved in community projects,” Ryan says. In 2015, he was able to organise for Dulux to donate some paint to the tennis club to repaint the exterior of the clubrooms. Club president Alan Broadhurst says it’s been a team project right from the beginning and that it’s good to see some of the players thinking about the club.

He says what Dulux have donated is “above and beyond” what he could have asked for. “This kind of support is always needed and it’s much appreciated,” Alan says. With all the fundraising the club has to do, Alan says it can sometimes be difficult to plan projects like this. “This club has always been strong, and we’ll always be strong if things like this con-

tinue to happen.” At this stage, Ryan and his football team will paint the interior of the clubrooms. However, he hopes paint will go as far as the outside as well. “This is credit to Dulux for getting involved in local communities,” Ryan says. The team hope to have the clubrooms painted before the 2018 prizegiving in September.

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Continued from page 1. Ryan, who also works for Dulux, says this year has been one of the more memorable years and that it’s important for players to stick with their club. He says he has used his job to help both the local football and tennis club as best as he could. “Within Dulux we look at opportunities to get involved with our local communities


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A group of Wainuiomata residents continue to stick together over knitting needles, crafts and a Thursday tradition that’s been going for years. The unofficial Wainuiomata craft group consists of more than 20 people who are passionate about crafts and spending some quality time together. Margaret Willard, one local

resident who helped kickstart the group, says one thing that’s nice is that it’s a social afternoon. “It helps people who might be feeling a little isolated. People really enjoy it, and it’s good to get together,” Margaret says. The group has been meeting in the library since before it was renamed as the Wainuiomata Community Hub. It’s a place for everyone; men

and women, young and old, Margaret mentions. “What’s great is people can just turn up. It’s not all knitting, people can come and do anything crafty, or just sit and talk,” she says. One highlight for Margaret has been making the Anzac banner that now hangs in the Wainuiomata Memorial Hall. Shirley Gilden, who’s been a Wainuiomata resident for more

than 50 years and who is one of the groups original members, says it is the camaraderie that’s kept her going. “It’s also nice to swap patterns, have a cup of tea, and talk knitting. But the camaraderie is really nice,” Shirley says. Carole Taylor, another craft group member, says one of her highlights have been the friendships she’s made over the years.

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Volunteers celebrated at awards ceremony

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Wainuiomata Pioneer Church Preservation Society’s Andrea Lister and Linda Grime with mayoress and mayor Linda Goss-Wallace and Ray Wallace.

Volunteers from across Lower Hutt were celebrated for their generosity and service to the community recently. Hutt City Council’s Volunteer Awards are an annual opportunity to recognise those individuals and groups across the city that help to make Lower Hutt such a great community. Although Wainuiomata did not have a result like it did last year, 2018 still saw the community represented. Wa i n u i o m a t a P i o n e e r Church Preservation Society was named runner-up in the heritage and environment category, while Acting Out Wainuiomata was selected as runner-up in the rising star category. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says the awards highlight the contribution our city’s volunteers make every day. “It was great to formally recognise the selfless time and energy devoted by volunteers.

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.

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.

Calls for local Maori to join the Maori roll Acting Out’s Victoria Nelson and Coral Yuile with mayor Ray Wallace. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

If we could count up the hours given by volunteers to our city each year, it would be huge,” Ray says. “Our volunteers make our community a better, brighter, more vibrant place in which

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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. 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.



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moment. Chris Bishop opening the doors to his offices to people who want to donate items to Little Sprouts earlier this year. The volunteer-run charity gives free boxes filled with necessary baby gear to families who desperately need them. Chris says the charity does great work helping Hutt families by providing life-changing baby boxes to vulnerable fami-

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Police renew appeal for information of Wainuiomata man’s death 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. Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears says a team of investigators have remained dedicated to the investigation but police still need the public’s help to provide closure for the family. “We have narrowed down the time of death to between 9.45pm and 10.15pm. Perhaps someone has seen a vehicle in

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the area of upper Wise Street, near Jack Vaughan Drive, around this time. If you saw anything suspicious or saw anyone out of place at this time we need to speak to you urgently,” he says. Anyone who has any information is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. “We continue to explore the possibility that more than one offender was responsible,” Mike says. “I’m convinced that there are people out there who know what happened and are wrestling with their conscience. I urge them to do the right thing.” Police continue to support the Te Hiko family who are deeply affected by the murder of a father, son and friend. Mike Te Hiko, on behalf of the Te Hiko family, says he believes there are some people in Wainuiomata who know who killed Paul. “While we are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from so many kind and caring people since our tragic loss, we are still pleading for answers. We just can’t understand why. Paul’s young son is particularly upset,” Mike says. “We are urging the community to come forward with any information that they may have to help hold the perpetrators accountable and bring our family some closure. “We are still reeling from Paul’s cold-blooded murder and find it distressing to know the persons responsible are still out in the community,” he says.

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Wainuiomata couple comes to Neo’s rescue By Sophie Manson

A Wainuiomata couple have taken on the responsibility of fostering a dog who was rescued by ARAN, an animal welfare charity in Auckland. The couple, who have been long-time animal rights advocates and wished not to be named, saw a post on Facebook asking for an urgent home for Neo and thought they were in the right position to be able to help. “I lost my dog in January and haven’t felt ready to adopt another dog. But [I] missed having a dog around so I thought fostering was a good compromise, and it helps a dog in need.” Neo was found at the beginning of June and has now been living in his foster home for five weeks and he has already made significant progress.

Fosterers look after dogs for the first crucial weeks of their recovery, giving them back to the charity for permanent rehoming when their condition has improved. “He was rescued by the animal welfare charity after being on a chain for three years and forced to lean against a fence for shelter with very little food. The Wainuiomata couple are fostering Neo until his fur grows back, he puts on weight, his immune system is built up, and he has some training.” In 2015, two cases of animal cruelty in Wainuiomata were included in the SPCA’s List of Shame; however, this is not a reflection of Wainuiomata as a whole. When interviewed in late 2015 Ben Lakomy, a Wellington SPCA officer, said that he did not believe that Wai-

nuiomata was a bad place for animal cruelty, but that there was a lack of owners getting their pets neutered which led to unwanted litters. Since 2015, Wainuiomata has stayed off the List of Shame. However, Wellington SPCA ran over 1000 investigations into animal cruelty last year, meaning their need for fosterers is just as urgent. “It is a very rewarding experience,” Neo’s fosterers say. “He’s now sporting a bit of a pot tum and his fur is coming back.” Charities are entirely reliant on fosterers to take dogs and give them what is often their first experience of kindness, so if you’d like to help a dog in need and become a foster volunteer, follow Wellington SPCA and ARAN Animal Rescue.

Lordes Tanoai, Wainuiomata “I stayed at home in the first week but did go and see The Incredibles 2. I went to Auckland in the second week.”

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Hutt Winter Festival bringing the heat The Hutt Winter Festival is back for a second year and is already warming up the winter months with an explosion of arts and cultural events. Locals and visitors to the region have been treated to free workshops at various community hubs throughout the Hutt Valley so far this month, with more set to come. One of the first workshops was held at the Wainuiomata Community Hub and saw many locals attend.

Marie Burling (14) and Jade Burling (12) and Struan Ashby.

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New space for league club’s training By Dan Whitfield

The space formerly used by The Warehouse has reopened its doors to help support local sport. Wa i n u i o m a t a R u g b y League Club now have an alternative venue for training, and David Tuari is pleased with the result. David says he had been looking for an alternative venue for training due to bad weather closing several fields recently. He approached Progressive Enterprises, current owners of the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre, and struck up a contract that enables the teams to train indoors. Wa i n u i o m a t a R u g b y League Club’s premier and premier reserve teams are currently sitting at the top of the table this season. The premier team are first equal with Whiti Te Ra in division one; while the premier reserves are first in division two. Both teams hope to win this season, and David says this will help keep everyone together. Previously the teams were using areas of Wainuiomata, including the Wainuiomata High School netball courts. “This helps us keep togeth-

er and train as a team. Even though we’re only using it during wet weather, it’s great to have the space,” David says. “This year is a significant year and it’s a big support. It’s really important to our team and the people in our worlds.” Mike Cundy, store manager of Countdown Wainuiomata, says he is proud to support our local sports teams and look forward to celebrating the results over the season. “We’re always looking at how we can make a difference within the communities we operate in and we’re delighted to offer the space that was originally The Warehouse as an alternative training location for the Wainuiomata Rugby League Club when the council fields are closed,” Mike says. “The building is also used at no cost twice a week for Dance Fit, a free dance and fitness group to help to community bust a move while keeping fit,” he says. Mike mentions that Progressive Enterprises is getting close to finalising its plan for the redevelopment of the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre and promises to share the plans with the community as soon as possible.

Patrick Tanoai, Jimmy Samu, Mike Cundy from Countdown Wainuiomata, and David Tuari outside the former site of The Warehouse that’s now being used by the Wainuiomata Rugby League Club. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD Wainuiomata Rugby League Club’s premier 1 team have qualified for the semi finals, and this weekend play the University Hunters at home on Wise Park. Kick off will be at 2.30pm. The club’s premier 2 team had

the Porirua Phoenix team default to them on Saturday meaning they qualified top of the table for the grade. The premier two team will this weekend play the fourth placed University Hunters in a premier 2

Ulalei premier two get top results Ulalei’s premier two team continue to dominate in their division with yet another outstanding 77-34 victory – this time against Upper Hutt Maidstone United. The defensive trio of Tara Hakiwai, Hayley Mellon and Hannah Steel dominated with numerous turnovers allowing shooters Coral Winiata and Lisa McGrath to convert in the shooting circle. Ulalei were supporting fellow team mate Coral Winiata in raising awareness and promoting New Zealand Sign Language by wearing “Sign with Jireh” tops. During New Zealand Sign Lan-

Down but not out Wainuiomata Hockey Club might have had a bad week but they’re not out yet. The women’s reserve one team played hard against Petone, losing 3-1. Paris Coleman, pictured, along with her teammates played hard.

guage Week earlier this year, Winiata and her whanau posted daily videos on Facebook to raise awareness of sign language and to encourage people to learn so they can communicate with their daughter Jireh and others in the deaf community. Ulalei’s top team also played Upper Hutt Maidstone United. However they were not able to continue their performance last weekend losing 52-37. Despite the loss the team had the privilege of having current Samoa netball coach Frances Solia providing invaluable advice and support

for the local team for the game. “After today’s loss, we need to do the basics right. It was great having Frances Solia step in and share her knowledge. She is very inspiring,” says co-captain Rachel Savelio, who had a strong defensive game with Gene Solia-Gibbs. Ulalei three played off against Convent Old Girls. The young guns suffered their second loss in round two, with the final score set at 28-24. There was some excellent shooting from Bree Itula kept the team in the game with Ulalei within two goals going into the final quarter.

semi final match at home on Wise Park at 1pm this Saturday. If they both win this Saturday then they head to the Wellington grand finals at Jerry Collins Stadium in Porirua on Saturday, August 4.

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Sending Damian McKenzie to the back of the class Damian McKenzie’s fleet footed ways should have him playing at fullback, not No 10. Watching the quarter final between his Chiefs and the Hurricanes on Friday night showed the positive and negative reasons why. The 23-year-old was mercurial from broken play. As usual, he has the ability to step and glide past defenders when given space and time and is one of the best counter-attackers of the modern era. However, that ability to sum up a situation at pace seems to go missing with his passing game. His desire to throw long, cut-out passes has long seen him as an intercept risk and it happened twice, leading to one try, in the Hurricanes 32-31 quarter final win in Wellington. In the 10 jersey he seems stifled against an organised defensive line. After the playoff loss, All

Blacks selector Grant Fox said on radio that Mackenzie needs to take better options and rethink the big passes. The All Blacks have long seen McKenzie as the backup to first choice 10 Beauden Barrett but it appears his game is better suited to challenging Ben Smith for the black 15 jersey instead. In reality, the second best No 10 in New Zealand is currently Richie Mo’unga. However, there appears to be no end in sight to the Damian McKenzie experiment. Undoubtedly McKenzie deserves his spot in the All Blacks but it would be a stretch to say he is in his best spot. At 23, he has time to prove doubters wrong, but learning a position while playing for the All Blacks rarely turns out well. The New Zealand public demands perfection, not a work in progress and McKenzie is certainly far from a finished product.


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