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cally owned and operated; supported by Upper Hutt businesses reporting positive news about the city we live in. FRIDAY, March 11 2011

Locally owned and operated; supported by Upper Hutt businesses reporting positive news about the city we live in.

New faces in Silverstream Village By BOB FOX

PICTURE: Mel Hamer Hurst

There’s plenty of new faces down in Silverstream Village, among them New World manager Antony Russell.

Plunging through the river before the finish line, Kim Hamer-Hurst gets through the really, really hard work.

If the river floods, GP would get through By BOB FOX

almost by accident and she quickly found a job in Lower Hutt at Ropata before Silverstream Health principal Marko Kljakovic showed her the Upper Valley. “We were immediately drawn to the area due to the amazing outdoors on offer” she says and they have now brought a home in Silverstream.

Silverstream GP Kim Hurst has been in the country just 18 months, but she had heard of Karapoti before she came. She served a nine-year commission in the British Military, going into the medical corps after completing her medical degree at the University of Birmingham. She honed her GP skills in the corps, in places like Kosovo, Morroco and

Antony took over five months ago, after four years managing the Khandallah New World. Being a grocer is a family business, His mother and father are in supermarkets, so obviously after school jobs focussed in that area. “In fact,” he recalls, “the four years I spent at Otago University (graduating B Com in Marketing) was pretty much his only time away.” He tended to automatically relate study with examples from the family business, so slipping back into the sector was easy. “I guess it really is a family business.” Although he and partner Ruth Bower are still living in Khandallah – she manages the administration

for him at Silverstream, they are very impressed with the area. “The people are so nice,” Antony says, “and the weather’s so much nicer than in town.” He’s not a great fan of the daily commute, even against the peak hour flow, so he and Ruth are now “looking” for a home in the area. There is a family imperative. Their first child is on the way. “Silverstream is not a lot different from Khandallah, so we haven’t had a lot of problems.” In the business, with New World open 6am till 10pm, it can be very demanding on your time, particularly with the weekend work. He currently works 8-6, but the cellphone means he’s never far away. But when the baby comes….? Antony is still forming his plans for the future, but they will involve more stock on the shelves, hopefully a bit more room.. There are rumours of change, but he won’t be drawn – yet.

Now heading for a partnership in the practice – like making a commitment to the area, Kim also hit the roads and trails of the valley on her mountain bike.

Two days later, straight out of her phone box, GP Kim Hurst is ready for the really hard work at Silverstream Health.

Kenya. Then it was time for a change – like, let’s emigrate to New Zealand. “I’d always wanted too,” she explained. She and partner Mel ended up in the Hutt Valley

Joining the legendary Karapoti competitor Dr Alistair Rhodes in the 26th Karapoti Classic, Kim Hamer-Hurst lined up with over 1100 others in what is billed the toughest mountain bike race in the Soutnern Hemisphere – made even worse by the driving rain and the mud, and slush. Hamer-Hurst powered her way up huge hills and the 50km through the Akatawara wilderness to secure a place in the event’s Hall of Fame as an all-time top 3 placegetter, Continued on Page 4

Antony Russell and Ruth Bower - heading to Silverstream.

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Why I love Upper Hutt Upper Hutt Sportsperson of the Year 2010 and Lions, Hurricanes and All Blacks player, Cory Jane is fiercely proud of Upper Hutt and his city if proud of him. Cory – CJ as he is known to many – lives in Upper Hutt with his wife Amie and their sons Cassius and Tennyson. His earliest rugby memories are of playing barefoot with the Under 6s. This Heretaunga College boy has come a long way since then.

Cory Jane Upper Hutt Sportsperson of the Year and All Black

Usually at fullback, but also playing on the wing, Cory is a proud Upper Hutt Rugby Football Club member. He first represented Wellington as an Under 19 Rep in 2002, played for the Wellington Lions in 2003 and then in 2004 played nine games as a loan player for

Hawke’s Bay. He returned to the Lions in 2005. In 2006 Cory was part of the 7s team which won New Zealand the Commonwealth Games gold medal at Kuala Lumpur and in 2007 he was named for the first time in the Hurricanes side as well as winning the Upper Hutt Sportsperson of the Year Award. He debuted with the All Blacks in 2008. Since then he has made a massive impression on the international rugby fields and All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith has labelled him one of the world’s best wings.

Why I love Upper Hutt Cory says: It’s home and will always be home! I have my whole family here. It’s a place where

you can relax and be yourself. I’ve always felt the support from our community and that’s really special to me.

Favourite Place to Shop Cory says: The Warehouse. It’s a huge playground for my son, Cassius who can be found zooming in and out of the aisles. I also love Pak N Save and enjoy my association with the store and the staff there. Other than that my wife, Amie does enough shopping for the both of us! – I love Upper Hutt of course.

Favourite thing to do with family/friends Cory says:- Playing with my boys is my favourite pastime. I enjoy taking Cassius and Tennyson to Harcourt Park and Maidstone Max for a picnic and play. The Maidstone Max playground is great because it has equipment that’s suitable, fun and challenging for all ages and stages as they are growing up.

Favourite Place to Eat Cory says: That’s a no brainer - there is just one place – McDonalds….need I say more! Their cheeseburgers are great.

Favourite Place to Take Visitors to the City Cory says:- Upper Hutt Rugby Club lol ;-)

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Thinking of Canterbury Kia Kaha, Christchurch say Mangaroa School students. Last week some young ones even donated their pocket money so they could help others in Christchurch who need it more than them. On the official observance day, all students and staff donned red and black clothing and participated in the official 12.51pm two minutes of silence in support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. “ It was wonderful to see that

all of the children dressed up and got into the spirit of helping their fellow New Zealanders,” says principal Glenys Rogers. “Even our little five year olds had an understanding of what they were doing and why – that was wonderful,” she says. “The children were very sad and many donated their pocket money to help out.” The school raised $504.50, which has been deposited into the bank for the Red Cross. A great effort!

String of events at Heretaunga Heretaunga College marked the week’s anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake tragedy with a full school assembly, and observation of the New Zealandwide two minutes of silence last week. The assembly was led by Principal, Bruce Hart, with readings from Head Students Nic Braun and Robert Holland, the acapella singing of ‘Amazing Grace’ by four students. It finished with the whole school singing the college song, ‘Heretaunga-E’. Mr Hart said that the event had affected all New Zealanders, and many people felt helpless, but that the Heretaunga College community was doing its bit to help. “In the Canterbury streets the intensity of this experience has weighed heavily on every heart. “But the human spirit is resilient, and people are by nature, hopeful. We have seen cities rebuilt in similar circumstances.

“There is little that we can do other than show people in Christchurch that we care, to grieve with them and to show them our support,” Mr Hart said. Nic and Robert read poems written by children who had survived the Haiti earthquake, and the Christchurch earthquake. Last week the school’s dragon boating teams wore red and black to the Wellington Dragon Boating regatta. In support of the people of Canterbury Year 13 students, organised a variety of events to raise money to help those affected including a raffle, mufti day, bake sale and sausage sizzle and they have more planned. They also asked students to donate cans for the school’s use in case of emergency. This week the college will have a students versus teachers quiz, and staff have organised a cooking class to continue the fundraising.

Voices for Christchurch

“Heretaunga College staff and students, are doing their best to show solidarity for the people of Christchurch, and remember those lost in the earthquake,” media liaison leader, Zoe Taylor says. Community Liaison Co-Leader Leeanna Ryan said business in Upper Hutt had been extremely generous in their support. “The people in the shops were so kind and giving – we got great prizes from places like Newbolds, the Mayfair Café, Radius Pharmacy, Repco, Kristin’s Flower Shoppe, Price Busters, Ascot Cinema, Avison’s Home and Giftware, Mayhem Clothing and lots of others. It shows that the local businesses really support the people in Christchurch,” Leeanna said. “The last week at Heretaunga has been full of different fundraising events and there are many more to come. It is amazing to see everybody getting behind it and

Internationally and Nationally acclaimed stars will perform in a “Voices for Christchurch” concert this Friday (March 11) at Lane Park. International talent Matthew Pike who recently starred in Miss Saigon and Cabaret, as well as the Christchurch production of Miss Saigon and Sparks in the Park says he is proud to contribute his voice to the fundraiser. Other performers include Chris Crowe – a nationally recognised talent who has delighted audiences in 2010 in Miss Saigon in Wellington, Dunedin and Palmerston North; Jo Hodgson – star of CATS in Wellington 2009 supporting Christchurch at their time in need.” “The activities have raised an amazing amount of money. It is so awesome to see how much everybody cares and how able we all are to pull together in such tragic times,” said Alicia.


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sings “Memory”, Poppy Dust – 2010 New Zealand Battle of The Bands winners and Upper Hutt College’s Zippy Quartet, Kapa Haka and staff member Chris Green. Upper Hutt College is proud to host the concert which is billed as “something for everyone” to support the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Starting at 7.30pm at Lane Park, entry is by donation. Although organisers would like to suggest that those in full time work donate a minimum of $10. All proceeds go to the Red Cross Earthquake appeal.

$1000 from garage sale Over $1,000 was raised for Christchurch Earthquake relief from the Upper Hutt Baptist Church’s Garage Sale last weekend. Organiser Kate Turner reports that the combination of it being the first sale of the year, and people’s generosity through extra donations meant that a record amount was made. All but $80 from the sale will be sent to the Salvation Army Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

Warren Loader concert Well-known local entertainer, Warren Loader will give a lunch time concert of popular songs at Fresh Bun on Wednesday in support of Canterbury Earthquake victims. He is encouraging locals to make a lunch date at Fresh Bun, enjoy the food and his music and leave a donation. All donations will be collected for and on behalf of “The Salvation Army, Canterbury Earthquake Fund”!

Clash brings delay The Plunket street appeal due to have been held last week (March 7-13) has been postponed because of the Christchurch earthquakes. Local organiser, Felicity says that Plunket don’t want to take away the efforts from the national appeal being run to help victims of the quake so have decided to postpone signs proudly donated by their event. Felicity says they will let those who offered to help with the street appeal know when it is rescheduled. Anyone wanting more information can contact Felicity on 527 7350 or email upperhutt.plunket@xtra. WWW.ILOVEUPPERHUTT.CO.NZ Put your club, school, business info FREE on the newest portal website with ongoing construction including UHCC links and Events calendar!

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New signs for real-time info

An example of a display panel at Silverstream station. The next train to Upper Hutt is due. The next one is in 12 minutes. The next train to Wellington is in 5 minutes.

By MARY-ANNE THOMSON Real Time information signs, which will electronically display the arrival time of the next train or bus, should be available on selected stops for Valley Flyer buses from late May and on all train stations by March next year. This means the days of waiting for trains and buses not knowing when the next one will arrive will be a thing of the past, Upper Hutt Regional Councillor Paul Swain says. “Our region will at last have a system that has been available in other New Zealand cities and is common on all overseas undergrounds like the London Tube,” he says. “Passengers will be able to know the actual train or bus arrival time rather than having to guess. The

real time passenger information system tracks the precise position of buses and trains using satellite positioning technology (GPS) in order to predict the “real‟ arrival time at bus stops or train stations. This allows passengers to know how many minutes away their bus or train is. “In addition, the electronic screens will be able to tell people when there is a problem, and the time of the next service. This will be a major improvement on the current system. “People get really frustrated and angry when no-one tells them that a train or bus has been delayed or cancelled and when the next one will be arriving. Real time information will help fix this problem,” Mr Swain says.

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Forging links with the past St Brendan’s pupil Ethan Tauaifaiga (below), sits by the new Memorial stone at Trentham Memorial Park, beside him a large picture of his great grandfather, Mr John Culleton, a member of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles and a Gallipoli veteran. Mr Culleton died in 1986. But the link has never been lost with the family living in the heart of Trentham, close to the park and the now physical reminder to the heroism of those who fought. Kevin Holden and wife Gaye (nee Culleton), who live in Tawai Street, sought special permission from school for Ethan to attend the

recent unveiling. “He has always shown an interest, attending Anzac Day Parades and so on,” Kevin said. “It’s great we live just around the corner.” Unveiled by Mayor Wayne Guppy, the memorial epitomses the strong links between the Army and the City. It used to hang on the frontage of the Upper Hutt RSA, and Mayor Guppy admitted it had taken some time to find the “right spot” for the depiction of branches of New Zealand’s armed services. “Here at Trentham is fitting,” he said, “right across from Camp Road, the historical entrance to Trentham Camp.”

The Upper Hutt Cricket Club hosted Aussie great fast bowler Craig McDermott last weekend to provide coaching to the Hazlett team as well as run some bowling clinics for local and regional college and junior players. McDermott was in New Zealand for a Masters cricket tournament and was keen to assist the club when we heard that he was available for coaching. Craig was a very successful Australian test bowler in the 1980s and 1990s taking over 290 test wickets during his career. He is currently on the coaching staff of Australia Cricket, based in Brisbane Craig’s clinics were a great success and we have had very positive feedback from Wellington Cricket and the local players who attended. As well Craig attended a Club function on Saturday night with the Club’s management and senior and club players. Craig even volunteered to play for one of the Club’s T20 teams who were one short.

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Finishing close behind by professional multisporter and former Speight’s Coast to Coast winner Elina Ussher. Kim’s winning performance in the Masters 30-39 category also set a new record, 3 hours 10 minutes and 31 seconds. As well as living and working locally, she also receives sponsorship from local businesses including her place of work. Silverstream Health Centre and Radius Pharmacy provided

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funding for all her clothing for the season. “Marko Kljakovic is as enthusiastic about sport as I am and we both advocate the benefits of exercise as part of a health balanced lifestyle so I was delighted when he offered his support” she said. She has also received backing from Lower Hutt’s Cycle Science, who built her a bespoke competition mountain bike two weeks earlier with the event in mind. Silverstream has offered her the

work-life balance that is essential for GPs to attain in a busy practice. Silverstream Health, which now has seven GPs, now also opens late three nights each week. They are one of the few practices whose books are open to new patients. “You have to move in line with what your population wants,” Dr Kim Hurst says. Being part of the community she lives in will really help keep her grounded.

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Open Home SUN 2-2:30pm

Open2view ID: 242450

“Infused With Style”

2 Cosgrove Rise

Let this beautiful home be yours. The gracious setting, stunning landscaped gardens, thoughtful plantings of trees & bushes carry you back to nature on manicured lawns. A fitting introduction to an awesome home. Single level comprising of 4 bedrooms, main with ensuite. Open plan dining, living. Flat fully fenced section. The large open plan kitchen and family room opens effortlessly to a secluded deck and barbeque area. With rooms providing generous & cosy space for families to enjoy. Heavenly views of the river, native bush, mountain & sunset. Immerse yourself in style. Deadline Marketing Vendors will consider all offers in writing on 18th March 2011, 1pm, Upper Hutt Office.

Open2view ID: 221780

“Sunset & Mountain Views”

Remax ID: 86996

Situated in beautiful Riverstone, this beautiful 4 bedroom family home deserves all the praise it gets. An interior that reflects rich colour accompanied by the warmth of champagne tones. The welcoming tiled entrance sets the ambience for arriving guests, leading them to one of the many modern open plan & comfortable living areas. Seamless flow to the peaceful outdoor paved area with stunning low maintenance gardens & majestic views. The perfect layout for a growing family. Comprises 3 bedrooms, living area/office & bathroom upstairs while providing a special wing downstairs for the master bedroom.



Remax ID: 87087




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Open2view ID: 236707

“Simply Divine”

13 Colin Guppy Cres

Open2view ID: 228868

“Simplistic Style”

Remax ID:86964

Future occupants of this luxurious, established home will have so much to enjoy from the contemporary innovative design, high stud ceilings that create a real feeling of space to the bountiful, 4 bedrooms, each with a view & large open plan living areas with hints of dramatic shades of colour. Exquisite bathrooms. Beautiful, simple design so as not to detract from the stunning garden & river views. Surround yourself with style. This home has everything a dedicated entertainer could imagine & all the comforts of modern fixtures & fittings that makes life so comfortable. You will be impressed & inspired by viewing this home. RV $485,000 Open for viewing, just call Marc to secure your appointment time.

This 4 bedroom tension free home is extremely enticing to the eye. The distinctive contemporary theme was fashioned around modern & simplistic style that quietly screams good taste. The pure white walls & minimalist approach add to the brightness of the home allowing free- rein to explore and make your own statement. The large wall space doubles as an art gallery. A trendy kitchen with subtle hints of red . The theme is carried through to the dinning/family & lounge area. The result has bought sophistication yet a relaxing & easy feel to the property. The stunning interior is matched by the beauty of river views & gorgeous reserve back drop. This home is located in popular Riverstone Terrace & worthy of your inspection.

Deadline Marketing Vendors will consider all offers in writing on 24th March 2011, 1pm, Upper Hutt Office.



Remax ID: 87046




Open Home SUN 3-3:30pm

Open2view ID: 242428

“Supreme Living”

70 Kirton Drive

Set back from the road this stunning 242sqm amazing residence comprising 4 large bedrooms has space & storage galore. Welcoming wide entrance way, 2 large living areas, open plan dining, organised kitchen, is an absolute must see. Tasteful tiled floors, under floor heating. A very surpassing property indeed. Double garaging, separate laundry. Enjoy the piece & quiet without being to far from the City. This beautiful home is set amongst quality homes on an absolutely awesome super sized section of 2048sqm, which rarely becomes available. Secure for your family today. A viewing appointment is highly recommended to truly appreciate this magnificent home. Deadline Marketing Vendors will consider all offers in writing on 24th March 2011, 1pm, Upper Hutt Office.

Open2view ID: 226576

“Aspire To Own”

Remax ID: 87000

This property oozes ambience & has been designed for busy families, a fuss-free home with minimal maintenance but at the same time has all the comforts & luxuries of a modern home. Situated on a generous (approx) 1183 sqm section, outdoor recreation and entertaining space is maximised to the full. Priced to sell, this impressive property offers little compromise to those who appreciate fine living. Comprising 4 double bedrooms, 2 large open plan living spaces. A relaxed sanctuary for the whole family to enjoy.



Remax ID: 87088




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Open2view ID: 240435

“Great Beginnings”

6 Bristol Street

3 bedroom newly redorated home, wonderful location, short stroll to transport. A lovely mix of modern convenience splashed with a little cottage charm. Heaps of potential. This could be the perfect stepping stone to bigger things. Don't drive by, come on in and take a look!! Call now to make an appointment to view. (RV $265K)


Remax ID: 87072

Open2view ID: 226602

“Deluxe Family Living”

Remax ID: 86937

This impressive architecturally designed 280sqm home is absolute luxury & was built to maximize the wonderful benefits and advantages of its magnificent site and location. Quality construction and an inspiring floor plan all add to the charm, appeal and desirability of this home. Overlooking stunning native bush reserve & capturing ever changing views, from beautiful sunsets to snow capped hills, this home offers little compromise to those who adore fine living. A commanding entrance inviting your arrival. Tastefully decorated & boasting spacious bedroom accommodation distributed across 2 levels. Large upstairs office/bedroom & spacious master bedroom accompanied with modern bathroom & walk in wardrobe. The "heart of the home" is the family living & kitchen area, extended by the large bi-fold doors that connect the magic of intimate landscaped outdoor living area with the elegance of the interior living.



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Elvis will be back in the building on May 13-14 By MARY-ANNE THOMSON They are too young to compete, but local Elvis impersonators Cam Wakefield, 17 and Leslie Bowman, 15, (far left) are looking forward to this May’s “Elvis Down Under” event which aims to find New Zealand’s best Elvis. Not only are they the support singers, they enjoy rubbing shoulders with the competitors and picking up ideas for when they can compete. For Cam, that’s next year and he says “Bring it On”. Entries have just opened for the 2011 two day event which has produced some top international talent in the five years it has been running. It will be held at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club on May 13 and 14.



Cam has been impersonating Elvis since 2003 when he was just nine years old. It all started by accident really with a talent competition in the then Logan Plaza. The only song Cam knew was Hound Dog by Elvis Presley. He sang it and came second winning a hundred dollars – which to the then nine year old was ”big money” and “pretty sweet”.


Little did he know it would lead to much more.

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She says she is in awe of everything that Elvis achieved from his music, love of his fans and his caring nature often giving away money gifts to people he hardly knew. Over the years she has met Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie, his wife Priscilla, his TCB band and Sonny West – Elvis’s body guard for many years and many more people who once worked alongside Elvis.  Her love of all things Elvis pervades everything she does so when she saw Cam’s talent she knew he had something special. Since then he has been on a fast track from what he says was “nervous little kid singing away” to national and international success as an Elvis impersonator. Cam became New Zealand’s Youngest Elvis Impersonator, performed overseas and all through New Zealand on shows like Good Morning and ofcourse the Elvis Down Under competition with the other brilliant ‘Elvises’ of New Zealand.

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In the crowd, was none other than Upper Hutt’s Cathy Finau who is affectionately known around the Elvis community as Mrs P. Cathy is the organizer of the Elvis Down Under event - her love and passion for Elvis goes back many years. She grew up listening to his music and is now very well known for her Elvis involvement at many venues worldwide. Cathy visited Graceland 1997 - the Ultimate dream for an Elvis fan.


At 17 he cannot compete yet but says “I look forward to next year to take on the best!”

Leslie Bowman, at 15 years old is probably New Zealand’s current youngest Elvis tribute artist. While primarily a dancer, Leslie also started impersonating Elvis when he was nine. Unlike Cam – this was because his dance teacher taught him a song and dance to Jailhouse Rock. He loved it and from there has performed Elvis songs all around Wellington and other parts of the country. “I enjoy singing Elvis because the crowds have a great time dancing and singing along and because I love to be on stage performing,” he says. “It’s also good to expose the music of Elvis to young people who haven’t necessarily heard it before and that it’s ok for young people today to sing older songs.” Both Cam and Leslie have been involved with every Elvis Down Under event since it started. This year Elvis Down Under features an Elvis Tribute Concert on Friday night (May 13) featuring the winner of the 2010 Australian Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition, Paul Fenech and local Elvis impersonator Brian Childs along with Cam and Leslie. Fenech won a trip to compete in an Elvis competition in Memphis where he placed in the top 20. On Saturday May 14 the movie “Elvis On Tour” will screen at the Ascot Theatre and the 2011 competition will be held – the prize $1000. Fenech, Childs and Carl Johnstone will judge. Entry forms can be obtained by contacting Cathy on 9702772.

Festival of Cultures marks Race Relations Day tomorrow Upper Hutt Festival of Cultures an event to mark Race Relations Day as part of the Human Rights Commission’s New Zealand Diversity Action Programme will be held at Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre tmorrow. The theme for this year celebration is “People in Harmony” Community groups will show case and share their cultural heritage through dance, music or songs. The festival will be held on March 12 from 4.00pm to 7.00pm at Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, Anyone interested can contact Pohswan Narayanan on 0275 888805 (day), 04 5273030(evening) or Email: 027 386 4386

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A tad different from the verdant Hutt Valley

By MARY-ANNE THOMSON Two local young people have recently returned from Upper Hutt’s first ever student exchange to Mesa – the city’s American sister city. Shaun Lindsay and Georgina Blane spent a month living in the Arizona town, going about daily life with their host family. As well as going to school and doing all the family things, they were involved in formal visits with the Mayor of Mesa, presentations at various events and several trips to exciting places like the Grand Canyon and Disneyland. “I think we were good ambassadors for Upper Hutt,” Shaun says. “It was amazing,” he says. “I have lived in the Hutt all my life

and the way we live here is the only way I know. Living in America is very different. They do things differently and have different expectations. “The schooling was not what we are used to, even though they learn relatively what we learn, they do it in a different way. “In class I did a lot of teaching about New Zealand and what it’s like to live here.” A highlight for the pair was meeting the Mayor of Mesa and making a presentation to him, which went on live television. This can be viewed at vod.php?show=738&player=wm The pair gave the mayor flags and banners from Upper Hutt, along with a message from mayor, Wayne

UPPER HUTT WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF COACHING Upper Hutt City Football welcomes Pedro Garcia into the Director of Coaching Role after the departure of Ian Porteous at the end of last year’s winning season. Pedro has been appointed coach of The PAK n SAVE Upper Hutt City Football senior men’s 1st team and will be working in all other areas of our club with a strong focus on our huge junior club. Pedro comes to Upper Hutt City Football with a wealth of experience more recently playing for Lower Hutt in the central league along with many other posts in Chile including Deportes Concepcion, Lota Schwager, and Universidad San Sebastian, from our perspective “it’s great to have such experience and knowledge head north of the Hutt rather than south for a change” The strong and proud association we have developed over the years with the Rimutaka Trust goes a long way in being able to provide coaching of this level at our club, we are extremely grateful to be able to provide such experience to all our juniors and seniors involved in football in Upper Hutt. Pedro says “Being in charge of a champion team is not always

easy, especially if you are new to the club and new to the players, but we been training for over 6 weeks now and to

Guppy. And they brought back some gifts to Upper Hutt. They also marched in the Martin Luther Parade as part of a sister cities entry – an amazing feeling – according to Shaun. Then a highlight of a different sort, was a trip to the Grand Canyon with their host families. “I the scenery was awesome – I have truly never experienced anything like it,” Shaun says. As well as being supported by Rimutaka Lions Georgina and Shaun fundraised to pay for their flights and spending money. The idea of the student exchange has been on the boil since a group visited Mesa for the 25 year of sister cityhood celebrations several

be honest with you it has been great. We have a great group of experienced and young players and their response to my training sessions is first class. At the moment we are playing in the pre season Hilton Petone tournament and have won our 1st 2 games (2-0 and 3-0) but for me it is more important how we perform as a team, we are just 4 weeks away to our 1st game away against Stop Out which is going to be a very hard game but I know that we will be up for it” As well working so intensively within the club over the winter Pedro is extremely dedicated to a new initiative he has brought to the Upper Hutt Community in providing Free Football coaching for children in our Upper Hutt Schools so far we have had 7 schools already book. Pedro and returning import player Matthew Gasper from Birmingham are both carrying out the coaching and to date will coach over 400 kids in schools. School holidays are also going to busy with Pedro holding football coaching programmes throughout the holidays. These are open to kids from 6 and 14 years old. The kids will have the chance to be involved and coached by senior and under 19 players from our club. More information on the holiday program is available on our website or contact our Director of Coaching Pedro Garcia’s on 0274570770 or

Registering your child. If you have a son or daughter turning 6 or 7 this year then contact John Blaikie Junior Club Captain on 4749041 PAK n SAVE SIGNS WITH UPPER HUTT CITY FOOTBALL

Experiencing Arizona: Georgina (in the red) and Shaun (on right) at Antelope Canyon, which Shaun describes as “a cave-like, open-top-like place”, a few hours east of the Grand Canyon

years ago. It was decided it would be great to improve relations at all levels so the idea of sending young people was born. Last year, Rimutaka Lions visited Upper Hutt’s 22 Squadron Air Training Corps knowing that they would have suitable candidates as ambassadors. There were eight members within the prescribed age range of 16-18 years who were interested. From those eight Shaun and Georgina were selected. Both hope to join the air force when they leave school next year, Georgina as a mechanical

engineer and Shaun as a pilot or in armoury or communications. But before then, they are looking forward to the upcoming visit to Upper Hutt of their host brother and sister in July. “What we hope to achieve out the exchange is to improve the awareness between the two sister cities,” says Rimutaka Lions Darren Jackson. “After what Shaun and Georgina have told us about Mesa and now the two Mesa youth exchanges that are coming over here will go back and give reports about Upper Hutt and New Zealand, we believe we are well on the way,” he says.

‘Our river needs our care – please be there’ A group of people who want to safeguard and enhance the Hutt River are meeting on Tuesday Night (March 15) to form a Friends of the Hutt River group. “Our river needs our care – please be there” is their slogan. Organiser Marcus Carter says that they are hoping others will join the group so they can achieve some good things. “Most people are already involved remember summers swimming in the river and fishing at sunset, not algal bloom,” he says. “They are concerned at levels of algal bloom and other issues effecting the river today and want to protect it and enhance it so future generations can enjoy it in the way they did.” The initial impetus for the group

arose from public concerns over an application by the Greater Wellington Regional Council to lower the minimum flow of the river. The Upper Hutt meeting follows one in Lower Hutt last week and will focus on environmental monitoring, fish and game and water supply. “We are hoping to form a group and decide on future direction,” Mr Carter says. Anyone interested in attending is welsome at the Upper Hutt Public Library starting at 6.30pm. For more information contact Mr Carter by e-mailing Marcus. 027 386 4386 Unit 23 23 Unit 15 Railway Ave 15 Railway Ave South Pacific Pacific Ind Ind Park Park South Upper Hutt Upper Hutt Ph 0800 0800 394784 394784 Ph

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Colour and House pride at athletics day gets each person a house point for their house colour so not only are they competing sports wise but they are also competing in house competitions,” he says. “Athletics Day was a blast. After a big battle with Blue House our house ended up coming in second place. But overall there was a lot of participation and it was awesome day,” said Red House captain, Lilly Evans. “Blue House came in first, closely followed by Red, then Green and lastly Yellow. All houses put in a lot of effort to make the day as good as it was,” she said. There will be more house

Colour, fun and fierce competition were the highlights of Heretaunga College’s annual Athletics Day held recently. While Blue House were the winners on the day - after an intense battle with Red who came in second the college’s aim of everybody getting involved in school pride and activities, and competing against each other in a friendly manner was achieved. “The day was a huge success and it was really awesome to see everybody getting involved and having fun,” said Yellow House captain, Sam Miller. “Every sport that is run on this day 

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The colours of the day – one from each house. Krystal Oliver, Alicia Ward, Leanna Ryan, Lilly Evans (Red House captain). Below right, Green house’s Cameron Render shows what he is made of in the high jump, in this superb picture.

competitions throughout the year for each house to try to claim their spot as number one.

Merger of two Valley Chambers of Commerce The Upper Hutt Chamber of Commerce has voted to merge on April 1 with the Hutt Valley Chamber, based in Lower Hutt. The Upper Hutt Chamber followed a recent Hutt Valley decision to approve the merger. All financial members of either Chamber (Upper Hutt or Hutt Valley) will be able to access  the events, member benefits and services that are offered in both Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt. From that date onwards all financial members of  Upper Hutt  Chamber will be treated as members of both Upper Hutt Chamber (for legal purposes)  and the combined organisation which will be known as Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce.  “This is an exciting change,” said Upper Hutt executive director Sue Trueman, who will continue to work for the Chamber, based in Upper Hutt and focusing on member activities and benefits at the Upper Hutt end and advocacy on Upper Hutt issues “Members will receive a greater level of service, have access to more events and training programmes, have access to a wider networking group and more member benefits as a result of this amalgamation,” she said. 

Upper Hutt College Upper Hutt College Senior A Girls Volleyball Senior A Girls Volleyball Fundraiser. Fundraiser. Saturday 12th March Saturday 12th March 8:30am doors open to 2pm. 8:30am doors open to 2pm. Upper Hutt College School Hall Upper Hutt College School Hall Moonshine Road. Moonshine Road.

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Key role is to grow the game at all levels at Strathclyde, and played as a winger to a semi-professional level. He switched to coaching while still fresh from studying, and now has his level 3 IRB qualifications and is working further through Wellington Rugby coordinator Dave King.

By BOB FOX When you go to meet and talk with Paul Assur, the Upper Hutt Rugby Football Club’s new coaching coordinator, what picture comes to mind? Assur is an Iraqi name, like Assyrian. Add to that both Palestine and Israel in the family tree and you wouldn’t expect a sandy-haired Scot with a broad, but softening Glaswegian accent.

“I’m keen to go on to Level 4 and then my Masters and is currently working with Queensland University on five papers. I am keen to continue upskilling myself,” he says.

In Glasgow, Assur is seen as an old biblical name. And Paul, well….

At the moment, it is all about learning a new environment – he previously worked for the Porirua City Council as an events coordinator – and working on the strategic areas of his job.

Paul Assur’s game is rugby, and he sees his mission as getting people into sport – and keeping them there. “It’s about getting kids playing, or coaching, or officiating – but keeping them in sport.” He knows “one education system doesn’t fit all”, and he sees his role as producing good coaches to keep the kids motivated.

“If we keep the coaches involved and Interested, at the end of it we get better players.” Paul is working hard to tap what he knows is lots of expertise within

the community. He was 18 before he switched to rugby when he went to university at Jordanhill College of Education

Stalls including oils, jewellery, photos, organic meats, plants, kids crafts, Alpacas, Cornerstone Highland Cattle, Bees Blessing Honey, Martinborough Manner with gourmet jams, chutneys etc, Greytown Olives, Kingsmeades Cheese plus more! There will be a petting zoo, pony rides – and tadpoles available! Other rides include a quad bike and trailer, fire engine and bouncy castle.

those with arthritis. She says she found them so beneficial that she wanted to get more involved and help others gain the same health benefits, so she trained as an instructor. “There are people in Upper Hutt of all ages who I hope will come along and have a go at the session. To start with I will be learning and so will they,” she says. Run in partnership with the local branch of the Foundation for the Blind, a dozen people enjoyed the first class yesterday and they are hoping more with join them next week. “Anyone wanting more information can contact Annette on 9770797

‘Have a Go’ at KartSports Kartsport Wellington Have a Go Day is on at the CRC Raceway Kaitoke this Saturday (March 12). Karts will be available from 9am to 4pm for $30 for a 10 minute ride so members of the public can have a go at the sport and see if they like it. “This is a family oriented sport for young and old,” says club vicepresident Andrew Donohue. “We would like people who haven’t tried it before to come along and see what it is all about. “The Wellington track is fast and flowing and our club has some of the best facilities in the country, so there is no better place to be

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involved with the sport,” he says. Time slots can be preregistered by e-mailing club@ or arranged on the day. Sturdy covered footwear is required – all other safety gear will be provided. The wet weather postponement day is Sunday March 13. Anyone wanting more information can visit www.kartsportwellington. 027 386 4386

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Working in schools, intermediates and Colleges, there is the constant role to provide would be Cory Janes, Tim Fairbrothers or Alby Mathewsons an introduction to the game. He’s been happy with the preseason for the club, with over 60 players turning out to the training sessions, and anyone interested can contact Paul, who works out of the club at Maidstone Park. He and partner Amanda currently live in Brooklyn with born and bred Kiwi Brooke.

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Tai Ch’i classes for sight impaired Tai Chi for sight impaired was held for the first time in Upper Hutt yesterday (March 10). Classes will now run every Thursday from 1.30pm at the Hapai Club. The idea came about when local woman Annette Jenner was instructing at a park during the February “Lively Parks” programme. “There was someone with impaired vision in one of the sessions and it made realise how I didn’t communicate as well as I could for people who couldn’t see what I was doing,” she said. Annette first experienced Tai Chi when she attended classes for

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with Scotland, where kids at College played with clubs and therefore retained links. In New Zealand, when kids go to College, they go away from their rugby clubs for five years, he he sees having to work hard to bridge this gap, to give school leavers the contacts they must have to continue in the game.


‘Real’ Country Fair at Mangaroa Mangaroa School is hosting a real country fair this Sunday (March 13). From 10am-2pm in Flux Road, Mangaroa Valley there will be gourmet stalls, animals, plenty of food, rides and games and Commonwealth Games Medallist, Gareth Kean – a former school student – will be on hand for autographs and photographs. A local country music band will play throughout the day.

These involve the perennial problem of keeping young rugby players in the game and building the necessary rapport with the four Colleges in the Upper Valley basin.

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What’s on in Upper Hutt

This weekend

Today • Pre-schoolers Cooking classes. 10am-11am or 1pm-2pm. (Every Friday until April 8) Charge applies. Phone 9381552 for more info or registration. • Busy Hands. A preschool programme for 3 – 5 year olds. Children’s area, Upper Hutt Library. 10.30 – 11.15am. • Sit and Be Fit. 1.30pm (Every Friday) Connections, 541 Fergusson Drive, Trentham (next to the Fire Station). Entry by Gold coin donation. More info phone 528 0980. • Rimutaka Renegades Inline Hockey Under 10’s and Under 12’s sessions. New players welcome. 6pm-8pm (Every Friday) 34B Goodshed Road, Upper Hutt. More info Saturday • Sixties and Seventy’s themed public Night Roller Disco. Fundraiser for Upper Hutt skaters representing NZ at Oceania Champs 2011. 7-9pm. UHRSC Rink, 34B Goodshed Road. More info call 9390507. • Kartsport Have a Go Day. 9am-4pm CRC Raceway Kaitoke. Wet weather cancellation day March 13. Charge applies. More information • The Great NZ Quiz night for families – Over $200 worth of book vouchers up for grabs! Upper Hutt Library 4-6pm. Register your team of between 4 - 6 by contacting Frances McEwen on 5272 182 • Trash and Treasure Fundraising Sale. 9am to 1pm. Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau, 18 Logan Street, Upper Hutt. • Skate Workshop. 12 noon till 1pm. Maidstone Max. Just turn up on the day!. More info email or call Jade on 5279730. • Public Rollerskating session. 3-5pm (every Saturday) Upper Hutt Rollerskating Club,

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34B Goodshed Road. Charge applies. More info phone Chris on 5297551. • Golder’s Cottage, Historic Place & Museum, 707 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt open every Saturday 1.30 – 4pm (group visits by arrangement Ph 5289 855) • Zumba Toning classes. Familyfriendly classes for parents and kids together. 10.30am every Saturday at Anita’s Dance Academy, 175 Main St. Charge applies. More info Anita 527 0384 • Zumba Fitness. Latin inspired cardio vascular fitness class. The Nutrition Club, 153 Main Street, 11.30am-12.30pm. Charges apply. Info phone Susan on 526-9498. • “Stabat Mater – A Collaborative Journey” – a collection of abstract paintings inspired by Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater. Mount Marua Gallery, Expressions. Until Mar 13. Opening hours visit Sunday • Mangaroa School Fair. 10-2pm. Mangaroa School Flux Road. • Women Only Swim night from 7pm (Every Sunday from Feb 13). Pool is run by women for women, Half price entry. More info phone 5272113

This Week Monday • Breastfeeding Café run by La Leche League for pregnant and breastfeeding women. 9.45 - 11.45 am 2nd Monday of the month @ the Hapai Club 879 Fergusson Dr   (diag opposite UH Train Station). This month’s topic:-  Breastfeeding - Natures Standard. More info phone 970 4228 • Upper Hutt Library Busy Bodies. Stories, rhymes and music for 1 – 3 year olds. 10.30 – 11am every Monday and Thursday. FREE. • Upper Hutt Chess Club meets 7.30pm (every Monday) Hapai Club, opposite UH Railway Station. More info, phone Roger Smith, 971-6528. • Tai Chi For Seniors. 1.30pm (every Monday) St Margaret’s Church, Dunns Street, Silverstream. More info: 9770797. • Zumba Toning classes. Familyfriendly classes – parents and kids can get fit together. 10 am and 8 pm every Monday at Anita’s Dance Academy, 175 Main St. Charge applies. More info call Anita 527 0384. • Zumba Fitness. Latin inspired cardio vascular fitness class. The Nutrition Club, 153 Main Street, 7.30pm-8.30pm.


Charges apply. Info phone Susan on 526-9498. Tuesday • Friends of the River Meeting. (A meeting to discuss establishing a friends of the river group). Focus: Environmental monitoring, fish & game, water supply, and identify direction. Upper Hutt Library 6.30pm. • Sit and Be Fit. 10am (Every Tuesday) Connections, 541 Fergusson Drive, Trentham (next to the Fire Station). Entry by Gold coin donation. More information phone 528 0980. • Work Shop for home educated students. Upper Hutt Public Library 10.30am. • Senior Net Upper Hutt computer classes for 50’s up. 1.30pm (every 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month). City Arcade. 5278806 for more info. Wednesday • Poet’s Corner with a Kiwi twist. 10.30am Upper Hutt Public Library. • Trentham 5K Series for runners, joggers and walkers. 6-7pm Trentham Memorial Parrk, Barton Road, outside United Harriers Clubrooms. Charge applies. Contact Shona on 9776190. • The Grind : 4pm till 6pm Ascot Cinema Café. visit YouthtownUpperHutt • Upper Hutt Scottish Country Dance Club. 7.30-9.30pm (Every Wednesday) Wesley Centre, Benzie Ave. Casual clothing and soft shoes required. No partner needed. First night free. More info Marion 5263447. • Upper Hutt Library Busy Babies. For babies 0 – 1 years. 10.30am every Wednesday. • Zumba Toning classes.  Familyfriendly classes – parents and kids can get fit together. 10 am and 8 pm every Wednesday at Anita’s Dance Academy, 175 Main St. Charge applies. More info call Anita 527 0384 • Zumba Fitness. Latin inspired cardio vascular fitness class. Totara Park Scout Hall, California Drive, Totara Park, 7pm-8pm. Charges apply. Info phone Susan on 526-9498. • Children’s Embroidery Lessons. Wesley Centre, Benzie Ave    4pm - 6pm fortnightly. For more info: 5269021 Thursday • Author Talk: Upper Hutt Library 6-7pm. Bill Lennox, author of ‘After Andrew: Two kiwis cross Australia’. After Andrew’ documents the journey of Andrew Lennox from Adelaide to Darwin in 1899, repeated 109 years later by Andrew’s grandson Bill. FREE. More

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information  or 527 2117. • Tai Chi for Sight Impaired. Every Thursday at the Hapai Club starting 1.30pm. More info phone 9770797. • Pre-schoolers Cooking classes. 10am-11am or 1pm-2pm. (Every Thursday until April 7) Charge applies. Phone 9381552 for more information or registration. • Upper Hutt Library Busy Bodies. Stories, rhymes and music for 1 – 3 year olds. 10.30 – 11am weekly. FREE. • Salvation Army weekly ladies meeting, 10am, 695 Fergusson Dr. Women of all ages welcome. Gold donation is appreciated. More info phone Anne 567-5154 or Dulcie 9733183. Friday • Monte Carlos Casino fundraising night. Run by Experience Upper Hutt at the Upper Hutt Cossie club, $15 a ticket proceeds to Upper Hutt Business Awards. 7pm start. • Busy Hands for 3 – 5 year olds. Children’s area at Upper Hutt Library. 10.30 – 11.15am. • Chill – Youth Town event for young people with DJ, graffiti art, pool, table tennis and rockband. 6-10pm. Youth Town, Maidstone Park. Free. • Sit and Be Fit. 1.30pm (Every Friday) Connections, 541 Fergusson Drive, Trentham (next to the Fire Station). Entry by Gold coin donation. More information phone 528 0980.

Soon March 19 SKATE COMP, 12pm at Maidstone Max. Urban Unity and EMPIRE skate are combining to bring local young people an epic skate comp!  More info YouthtownUpperHutt email jade@youthtown. or call Jade on 5279730 March 20 Mt Climie 4WD trip Tunnel Gully Recreation Area. Trips at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm. Max 25 people per trip. Charge apply. For bookings and more information phone 830 4041. March 20 TSS Red Baron King of Kaitoke Bucket Bike Racing Series. Round 3. Kartsport Wellington, Kaitoke. Sign on at 8am. More info: March 23 Trentham 5K Series for runners, joggers and walkers. 6-7pm Trentham Memorial Parrk, Barton Road, outside United Harriers Clubrooms. Charge applies. Contact Shona on 9776190.

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Molly Gillman, 8 at Mangaroa School’s recent Kia Kaha Christchurch, Red and Black Earthquake relief Fundraiser.

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