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Ron Finley, Los Angeles’ Gangsta Gardener is coming to Wainuiomata to speak at the He Kai, He Whenua, a free community event as part of Visa Wellington On a Plate. Hosted by TiHei Rangatahi, Wainuiomata Marae and Love Wainuiomata, the event is a celebration of how community’s role as kaitiaki of m ra kai is transforming communities. Ron will share his experience of living in South Central Los Angeles, how he challenged the status quo and succeeded in changing the rules and at the same time helped transform his community. Continued on page 2. Ron Finley, Los Angeles’ Gangsta Gardener. PHOTO: SUPPLIED



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Los Angeles’ gardener hits Wainuiomata for He Kai, He Whenua munities to collectively take back and own their health and wellbeing. Healthy Families Lower Hutt, Te Awakairangi Health Network and Hutt City Council are proud to be supporting Ron to come to Lower Hutt in partnership with Visa Wellington On a Plate. “We’re excited about Ron com ing and sha r ing his compelling story. Ron has used gardening as a tool and metaphor for community transformation,” says Matt Reid, general manager for city and community services at Hutt City Council. “He highlighted the lack of health equity in his community and challenged the status quo to create access to healthy food, while bringing the community together,” he says. Māra kai – translates to food garden and is used to broadly describe growing or producing food. He Kai, He Whenua is happening on Friday, August 17 from 4pm to 7pm. It will be held at the Wainuiomata Memorial Hall.

Continued from page 1. TiHei Rangatahi, Wainuiomata Marae and Love Wainuiomata will share the story of this place, its people and what is already happening to reconnect communities through māra kai. Renee Davies who leads TiHei Rangatahi is excited about hosting He Kai, He Whenua. “We’re really interested in exposing tamariki to real-world experiences within the natural environment creating interest and insight. We’re working with our rangatahi and their whanau to create a generation of change,” Renee says. The name of the event, He Kai, He Whenua, is inspired by a Maori proverb: “Te toto o te tangata, he kai, Te oranga o te tangata, he whenua.” This translates to, “While food provides blood in our veins, our health is drawn from the lands.” It shows the importance Maori place on land and its connection to our health and prosperity. This event aims to challenge the status quo and inspire com-

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says, as local government decisions have the most important and direct impacts on our lives, it is important for residents to take an interest in the review. “Representation of residents at council is where and how people can have the greatest influence on issues that impact on their lives now and decades into the future. That’s a compelling reason for Lower Hutt people to take an interest in this review,” she says. In the lead-up to drafting the proposal, council undertook

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Animal services looking for owners of lost pig By Dan Whitfield

A pig was found wandering Wainuiomata earlier this month. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

Hutt City Council’s animal services are looking for the owners of a pig that was found in Wainuiomata recently. A couple of Fulton Hogan workers were responsible for catching the pig that was wandering along Main Road, Wainuiomata on Thursday morning. They used strops to ensure it did not cause any problems in the community or during peak-hour traffic. It was handed over to animal services at around 7.15am. Jane Schuitema, team leader at Animal Services Hutt City, says it’s not just dogs they get – randomly over the years they’ve had several pigs. “ T hey ca n be a big problem and can cause quite a bit of destruction if threatened. We’re very appreciative of the guys that caught it,” Jane says. The 80 kilogram pig is being kept in a special

enclosure that animal services has at its Seaview location. Jane does not believe the pig is wild and hopes the owner will come forward - otherwise it will be auctioned off and given another home. “Pigs are amazing animals. They’re very intelligent. But it’s a mystery where t h is one ca me from,” Jane says. The nearest farms to where the pig was caught are a couple of kilometres away up Moores Valley Rd. Though a pig is quite a random find for animal services, one of the most out-of-the-blue calls was about an emu in Naenae several years ago. “Aga in, we’re really thankful for those who helped.”  For enquiries about the pig and other animals, contact Hutt City Council’s Animal Services on 04 570 6666.

Volleyball success for intermediate players By Sophie Manson

Wainuiomata Intermediate sent a boys’ and a girls’ team to compete in the Inter-School Volleyball Championships recently, with both teams finishing in the top two. The young players made Wainuiomata proud, with the girls bringing home a second place finish and the boys winning the tournament. The tournament consisted

of 12 round robin games, with the two best teams going forward to the final. The boys won 11 of the 12 initial matches, and beat Tawa Intermediate in the final with a convincing 22-16 win. Benjamin, who was the captain of the team, says they felt confident going into the tournament, especially as they had been training every day for the past three weeks. “We were very close last

year, so we thought we had a good chance of winning this time round,” he says. The team all enjoyed the tournament with vice-captain, Josh, saying it was one of his best to-date. “My favourite moment of the tournament was probably the game against Hutt, I did a couple of spike hits, that was definitely one of my best games,” Josh says. Benjamin says that beating

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Tawa Intermediate in the final, who they had lost to in the round robins, was the best part of the tournament. “It was a great comeback, and it felt great to win,” he says. The girls lost in the final to Hutt, but take pride in the fact they won all twelve of their initial round robin games. The competition was held at the ASB Sports Centre in Wellington.

inbrief news Man arrested after hospital lockdown Police arrested a 35-year-old Upper Hutt man last week in relation to a lockdown at Hutt Hospital recently. The hospital was locked down for a short time on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure while police investigated an alleged assault and potential threat towards a patient. The man is in police custody and was set to appear in the Lower Hutt District Court on Thursday on various charges including breach of bail.

Predator-free city achievable Major funding of $3.275million over five years brings Wellington a step closer to becoming the world’s first predator-free capital city. Speaking at the funding announcement event, Ed Chignell, chief executive officer of Predator Free 2050 Limited, says he would love for Wellingtonians to have a city free of possums, rats and stoats where birds like kākā, kārearea, kererū – and ultimately kiwi – can flourish. Predator Free Wellington and Capital Kiwi are the charitable entities behind this bold vision. The Wellington City Council and the Greater Wellington Regional Council are both significant funders in Predator Free Wellington, alongside NEXT Foundation.

Petrol heads reunite The 2018 Port Road Drags are on once again and are set to be a standout Hutt Valley event. The infamous car event is scheduled to run on November 25, from 9am to 4.30pm. Each year, the event attracts car enthusiasts from across Wellington and the rest of the region, all vying to be the fastest down the quarter mile. More information at www.portroad. co.nz


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inbrief news TeHiko investigation continues Hutt Valley Police are continuing to progress with their investigation into the death of Paul TeHiko. The 40-year-old builder died of a gunshot wound at his Wainuiomata address on Jack Vaughan Grove between 9.45pm and 10.15pm on Wednesday, March 7. Detective Sergeant Dean Simpson says: “If you have any information relating to the murder of Paul Tehiko please come forward and speak with the police.” Anyone who has any information is asked to contact police on 04 560 2600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Whitaker challenges for series lead By Andy McGechan

Wainuiomata motorcyclist Jake Whitaker is used to combating and overcoming the most treacherous of terrain. And now, competing in an entirely different motorbike code, he’s doing the same thing,

but this time at eye-watering speeds. The record eight-time New Zealand moto trials champion has long ruled the roost in the battle of balance and fine throttle control that epitomises trials bike riding – where bike control over daunting obstacles is more

Theatre’s biggest show opens Wainuiomata Little Theatre are recreating Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. The production is on at Wainuiomata Little Theatre, Moohan Street from August 8 to 25. Tickets available from Clive’s Chemist.

Bus problems continue Increasing the number of direct services on one of the city’s key bus routes is one of the options being considered by Metlink to improve the performance of Wellington’s new bus network. Members of the Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee have expressed support for a community suggestion for extra services and acknowledged that the introduction of the network had caused considerable discomfort for many bus customers, and that there are still problems to be dealt with.

Wainuiomata’s Jake Whitaker, riding his KTM 300XC, a force to be reckoned with on the cross-country racing scene. PHOTO: Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

of a factor than outright speed – but he switched his sporting focus to cross-country and enduro racing a few seasons ago and now it seems he’s mastering that too. The 27-year-old furniture polisher took his KTM 300XC bike to finish a close runner-up in the first of six rounds in the NZXC cross-country series near Tokoroa last month, chasing former Kiwi international Callan May to the chequered flag. Round two of that series was held at the Taikorea Motorcycle Park, on the outskirts of Palmerston North, on Sunday and again Jake was challenging for the win, although forced in the end to settle for third overall in the two-hour race, behind Callan and Masterton’s Adam Easton. However, those two results have earned Jake the outright lead in the battle-within-a-battle for class honours, Whitaker so far unbeaten in the XC1 class (for riders on over-250cc twostroke bikes or over-300cc four-stroke bikes). “This is the best I’ve done at cross-country racing,” Jake

says. “Speed events like this have never been my strength, but I’m starting to feel a lot more comfortable with it. I’m so happy to be up the front and, at Tokoroa, I was actually leading the race for a long time too.” He says the bike is awesome to ride, so light and nimble. “I’m getting quicker all the time and this was the best result I’ve ever achieved at Taikorea. My hands were pretty messed up at the end ... lots of blisters ... but I was able to finish and that’s the main thing.” Now at the two-thirds stage of this competition, Jake finds himself in second position overall in the NZXC Series standings, just a handful of points behind Callan and he’s looking forward to applying more heat on his main rival over the coming months. The NZXC Series continues at Muriwai on September 2; hits Matata on October 13; then heads to the Woodhill Forest, on November 10, before it finally wraps up at Waimiha, in the King Country, on December 8.

School children set to help divert landfill waste thanks to recycling programme New Zealand children have the chance to win a recycled community garden set up by diverting tens of thousands of oral care products from landfill, thanks to a recycling competition run by Colgate and TerraCycle. Between August 1 and November 16, the Colgate Community Garden Challenge invites pre-, primary and secondary schools nationwide

to collect all brands of oral care waste and send it to TerraCycle, who will give the waste a second life by creating new products. Two recycled community garden sets will be awarded to two schools, with each set including one garden bed, one park bench and one bin, plus a $300 gardening voucher to buy seeds and plants. Besides showing how recy-

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cled materials can be used as a sustainable alternative to virgin plastic, Colgate and TerraCycle hope the sets will promote gardening and healthy eating among schools. There are around 700 schools signed up to TerraCycle’s free recycling programmes in New Zealand; of these, there are 18 preschools, primary schools and high schools in Lower Hutt signed up to the

programme. “At TerraCycle, we want to ‘Eliminate the Idea of Waste’ and a perfect place to start is with schools,” says Jean Bailliard, general manager of TerraCycle New Zealand. “Kiwi kids and young adults are the next environmental leaders, so we’re excited to see how much oral care waste they keep out of landfill,” Jean says.

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Wainuiomata burlesque performer big break Wainuiomata’s burlesque performer Crystal Mischief is heading to the Golden Legend Champion Challenge in Denver, Colorado. Crystal discovered the world of burlesque in 2010. Her own world had crumbled – a failed marriage and deaths of two close family members dealt a blow to her psyche. “I needed to rebuild my self-esteem,” the Wainuiomata performer says. She saw a television documentary about burlesque, and went to a couple of classes; she had fun and was hooked. Since then, Crystal has performed regularly in Las Vegas, and notably in front of Tempest Storm, an actress and burlesque legend. Performers can only attend the Golden Legend Champion Challenge as long as they’re invited. The event brings together burlesque professionals, and older performers are given the opportunity to work with those currently performing. The week-long event culminates in two nights of competition. Crystal says people don’t become a legend overnight, however talented they are. “You build from creating your own routine to becoming a feature attraction. And then when you travel and perform in different places, you get exposure to different audiences, as well as other performers,” she says. Crystal is a neo-Burlesque dancer, as are 99 per cent of them these days. A classic burlesque performer

Wainuiomata residents were able to check out the holistic wellbeing spiritual fair at the Wainuiomata Community Hub on Saturday. The event, held on Satur-

day, August 11, from 10am to 4pm, gave residents access to all things crystals and healing. Marie Miles was one of the only Wainuiomata exhibitors.

YEAR 6 Crystal Mischief, of Wainuiomata, is heading to the Golden Legend Champion Challenge in Denver, Colorado. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

obeys a structured choreography – parade, pose, peel – whereas a neo one has less structure and may use modern music. Both forms use the reveal and this is one of the differences between strip tease and burlesque. “As a burlesque performer, I’m more clothed than my audience,” Crystal says. Crystal is the only New Zealander who was part of the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekender in Las Vegas.

That’s where, in 2014, she met Gabriella Maze, executive producer and founder of the Denver event. “She’s my mentor and friend,” says Crystal. “So I’m dedicating my performance to her – as a tribute to her many years in the business of burlesque. What I’ll be presenting is, you might say, a body of work.” The Golden Legend Championship Challenge is happening on August 17 and 18.

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as part of the celebratory event on September 8 and 9. The 60th anniversary will be celebrated in many ways, including starting with a campfire on Saturday night, the opening of Lock Hut, and an unveiling of

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Jasmine Inthavong, Wainuiomata “For keeping up good health conditions. A healthy lifestyle helps with mental health as it keeps the mind feeling energised.”

Campbell Barry, Wainuiomata “Living a healthy lifestyle helps you live life to the fullest. Our health is something difficult to get back if you let it get too bad.”

Dawn McKinley, Wainuiomata “I think it is important to live a healthy lifestyle for both good mental and physical wellbeing.”

Leon Mcleod-Venu, Wainuiomata “Having healthy but hearty eating habits, a good sleep, and keeping a positive mindset makes life more enjoyable.”

Sareena Pfeifer, Wainuiomata It means feeling good. It boosts up ones self confidence which shows through how you carry yourself.”

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Aidan Walbaekken, who painted the mural at Homedale recently, is currently finishing off a mural at the library. PHOTO: Daryl New

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A new mural is in the process of being completed, brightening up a well-used space behind the Wainuiomata Community Library. The area hosts a basketball hoop for the community, and is particularly popular with youth. Esther King, of Love Wainuiomata, says: “We all really wanted to celebrate this positive vibe with a mural.” “So TiHei Rangatahi, Wainuiomata Community

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Hub, Healthy Families Lower Hutt and Love Wainuiomata have all been working together to make it happen,” she says. “We talked with rangatahi about what they’d like painted and they asked for a kiwi.” The mural features Morehu, a second generation born kiwi in Remutaka Forest Park and is running around the local hills. It also features stars to celebrate Matariki and the night-time sky of Wainuiomata. Local artist Aidan Walbaekken is loving that the imagery is chosen by youth.

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Among the many visitors who pass through Enliven’s Woburn Home each week, five four-legged guests stand out from the rest. Owner Carole McNie, who is also a Canine Friends volunteer, says she’s been bringing her lovable golden retrievers in one at a time to the Lower Hutt home for over three years. “The elders’ eyes just light up as soon as I walk in the door. They’re like, ‘Oh, you’re back!’ “It’s very rewarding and I always feel like I’ve made a difference,” says Carole. The five-member canine clan includes great-grandmother Kula, grandmother Shadow, mother Sherry and puppies Tuppence and Autumn. Longtime Woburn day programme attendee Gordon Smith, who grew up on a farm, says seeing the dogs are a highlight of his week. “I’m always thrilled to see them. I was brought up amongst dogs on a sheep farm, but we weren’t encouraged to pat them as we were told they wouldn’t like working if we

did that...but I can pat these dogs all I want!” Fellow attendee Margaret Sellers says the regular contact she enjoys with animals at the home is a great alternative to pet ownership. “We used to have dogs when I was young and when my children were living with me, but not now. It gets harder as you get older, especially when you live alone like I do.” “Here though, I get to pat the dogs and admire them without having to be responsible for looking after them. I think they’re beautiful and so calm,” she says. Ensuring elders have regular contact with animals and nature is a key part of Enliven’s elder-centred philosophy, which Woburn Home follows. Prospective residents are encouraged by staff to discuss the possibility of moving in with their own pets too.  Enliven’s Woburn Home on Wai-Iti Crescent, Lower Hutt offers rest home and hospital care, as well as dementia, respite and health recovery care. It also runs a popular day programme. To learn more, visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz or call 04 569 6400. PBA

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Wellington Curtain Bank comes to Wainuiomata Wellington Curtain Bank returns to Wainuiomata — bringing free curtains for low-income homes in closer reach for residents. The Curtain Bank, supported by Sustainability Trust, gives free curtains to people with Community Services Cards or Super Gold Combo Cards who need a hand warming up their homes. Wainuiomata families are invited to pick up a curtain order form at the Wainuiomata Sustainability Trust staff help communities with free Community Hub from August 13-24, return it with their wincurtains every year. PHOTO: Supplied

dow measurements, and then come back in a few weeks to pick up their curtains. Parents Amanda Clarkson and Alex Forde got curtains for their rental home late last year, after reporting to a social worker their house was cold. “Soon after we first moved in here in winter, it was very cold. There was no underfloor insulation, the insulation in the roof was minimal, and the curtains were very, very thin. So I said to our whanau worker, what can we do? She referred us to you [Wellington

Curtain Bank]”, Amanda says. The family got lined curtains for the living room and their daughter Sophia’s bedroom. They also got underfloor insulation in their house, plus a heater - through another Sustainability Trust initiative. “It’s made a huge, huge difference in keeping the house warmer in winter — and cooler in the summer,’ she says. Wellington Curtain Bank has been bringing Wainuiomata communities curtains

EECA grant puts Metlink at forefront of drive to sustainable public transport The conversion of more than 50 former Wellington trolley buses to battery power will put Metlink among world leaders in the shift to zero-carbon public transport, says Greater Wellington Regional Council chairman Chris Laidlaw. Chris welcomed the recent announcement by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) to provide a $763,000 grant to convert the city’s former trolley buses to battery power, calling it a powerful endorsement of the council’s pledge of a 100 per cent electric public transport fleet. “We are proud of leading the way in making this happen. The conversion of these buses to battery

power marks a significant milestone in the strategy to shift our public transport away from fossil fuels and towards a sustainable future. And what makes this a truly unique story is that the electricity will be largely generated from the city and region’s best-known characteristic – its wind,” Chris says. Chris says Wellington could be one of very few – and possibly the only – city in the world which had a public transport fleet powered by renewable electricity generated within its own boundaries. “This decision is a major step towards the vision of a 100 per cent electric public transport fleet.

Indeed it is difficult to think of a more compelling example of a city and region taking meaningful steps to reduce its transport emissions,” Chris says. The grant is the largest of the $4m in grants from EECA in its latest round of subsidies to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles. The money will be used by bus operator NZ Bus to install fast-charging stations. With fast charging, the project will deliver lower emissions while avoiding peak electricity prices and distribution network congestion. The converted trolley electric buses are expected to be on the road from January 2019.

for the last five years. In that time, the Curtain Bank has warmed up the homes of 193 local families. Across the Wellington region each year, the curtain bank gets lined curtains to more than 550 low-income homes — reducing power bills, increasing home comfort and improving people’s health. The curtains are made from donations of pre-loved curtains, so the service also reduces textile waste going to landfill.

Wainuiomata Intermediate School Casual Vacancy for an elected trustee A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative. The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection. If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a byelection to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held. Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to: Chairperson Ellison Martin Board of Trustees Wainuiomata Intermediate School 66 Konini Street Wainuiomata 5014 by: 3 September 2018

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Students help with planting day Students from Fernlea School have helped plant 900 trees near the Wainuiomata Recreation Area. The planting day was part of a school trip that gave senior students a means to give back to the community. They also had the opportunity to learn about pests, biodiversity and water testing.

Aidan Henry with a tree to be planted. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Taliah Mapakaitolo and Kayley Goldsworthy digging a hole for their Children and parent helpers planting the trees. tree to go in.

From left, Taliah Mapakaitolo, Sapphire Kerehoma, Georja Keall were happy to help.

Entries open for NZ craft and design awards Tertiary students of 2017 graduates have a chance to enter the 2018 ECC New Zealand Student Craft and Design Awards. Run by The Friends of The Dowse, the awards have been supporting emerging designers and crafters for 32 years, since 1986 when it started as a very small competition at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. Entries are welcome in the fields of lighting, furniture and product design, jewellery, and fashion and textiles. It is the only national award in New Zealand that celebrates creative students studying across multiple creative

2017 Supreme Award Winner, Rachael Hall, Massey University.

disciplines and from various levels of study including undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Heather Crichton, organiser of the awards, says “we want to make sure that we are providing a channel for students’ to provide creative solutions.” The judges for 2018 are Anita Dykes from ECC, Federico Monsalve, Editor Urbis Magazine, Jonathon Hall, Design Manager from Rembrandt, Ian Douglas The Village Goldsmith and Paul Cockburn from L’affare. Entries close on September 30; the awards ceremony will be held on November 1.

Drop everything, water needs you! Fresh water is a taonga and we need to ensure it is safe and plentiful for current and future generations. Greater Wellington Regional Council is excited to announce a major community effort to improve water quality – we need your help. The Hutt Valley-Wellington Whaitua Committee is being set up to find answers to our fresh water problems. The Committee will be made up of people who know the area and care about finding solutions. Are you community minded, care about our water, and can commit to monthly meetings for two years? Come and represent your Wainuiomata community on the Hutt Valley-Wellington Whaitua Committee. Deadline for receiving applications: 4 September 2018. For more updates and information on how to get involved in the committee and community discussions, visit: www.gw.govt.nz/hutt-valley-wellington-harbour-whaitua Email: whaitua@gw.govt.nz



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Premier reserves make the final playoffs

Ulalei’s premier one goal attack Sina Tamaalii looks to pass to goal shoot Darcel Taylor in Saturday’s game. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Ulalei’s premier reserves have made the final round of the Hutt Valley Netball Competition, having played well all season. The team fended off Naenae Collegians United in the semi-final on Saturday, winning by a convincing 62-38. This team has averaged 69 goals per game in the second round of the season, compared to 39 goals by their opposing teams. Jamie-Rose Kydd, who is part of the team, was given the opportunity to play with this talented side and experience the composure and control of this team. Ulalei’s premier reserve side have a rest week to wait and see who they will face in the final on Saturday, August 25. Ulalei’s top team finished the finals on Saturday losing to KBJ, 67-52. The start of the match saw the teams scoring goal for goal with the score set at

25-all at halftime. The absence of defender Rachel Savelio was noted in the circle even with youngster Alofa Aberdein-Tapuai having one of her best games of the season in the defence circle. Ulalei’s premier one team finished fourth overall for 2018. The club’s senior one team finished the season in the 5th/6th play-offs, losing to High School Old Girls, 31-22. The young guns were in with a chance for most of the game but silly turnovers allowed the opposition to pull away in the end and win comfortably. Despite the loss, the supporters and management were pleased with the young team’s effort noting that if this team stays together, they will be force to be reckoned with in the near future.

Wainuiomata fight on with a few games left With all but a few games still to be played in this year’s rugby season, Wainuiomata is still fighting for victory. Wainuiomata played Hutt Old Boys’ Marist in the presidents grade on Saturday. Alex McDonald was dotted over the line for a try, captured by Wainuiomata News photographer Daryl New. Though Wainuiomata lost, 20- 47, it was a good game.


Wellington XV named, Wainuiomata players get starting positions Three Wainuiomata rugby players have been named in this year’s Wellington Lions rugby squad, playing a pre-season match against Tasman at Blenheim’s Renwick Park last Thursday. Peter Umaga-Jensen, TJ Va’a, and Thomas Umaga-Jensen were in the starting XV. Wellington Lions head coach Chris Gibbes made widespread changes to the starting side which faced Auckland at Evans Bay Park recently. The Wainuiomata players enter the team on the back of a narrow loss to Petone in the Hardham Cup final. Several members of the Jubilee Cup

winning Old Boys University side have been named in the squad. Thursday’s hit-out was the last pre-season match scheduled for Wellington Lions hopefuls before Gibbes names his Mitre 10 Cup squad this week. The Wellington Lions meet Otago at Westpac Stadium in their opening Mitre 10 Cup match on Sunday, August 19. Kick off is at 2.05pm. Another Wainuiomata premier player has also been selected for a representative team. Wainuiomata’s Tanara Haenga was recently selected for the 2018 Wellington U19 squad.

Wainuiomata’s Peter Umaga-Jensen has been named in the Wellington Lions rugby squad. PHOTO: Daryl New.

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Haka caught up in branding for bucks The haka debate, which burst on the scene on Sunday, is a confronting topic on many levels. Concerns about how much the haka is being used have been raised in a new book The Jersey written by British journalist Peter Bills - were shared by the late All Black legend Sir Colin Meads and former prop of the 90s and 2000s, Kees Meeuws. Meeuws was one of the big parts of making the haka a memorable part of tests he played in due to the passion he showed while performing it. He believes the All Blacks haka has become too commercial and part of the brand. Meads, lamented similar thoughts before his death a year ago. For me, growing up in the mid to late 90s, the haka was part of an All Blacks game but I never saw it as a national symbol at that time. As someone who identifies as a New Zealand European, I’m not one who believes the All Blacks haka has been over-used or commercialised. I still get a thrill out of seeing it at both home and away games and I don’t believe that needs to change. I’ve often questioned if so many New Zealand sports teams need their own haka.

Perhaps on a New Zealand sporting landscape it feels like it is being overused. I attend many secondary school boy rugby encounters and every game has both schools performing a haka. I’ve seen so many now, it has become harder for me to differentiate the important times for a haka and when it’s just done because it’s something that is always done. The All Blacks have two haka they perform, the long-standing Ka Mate and Kapa o Pango, which they introduced in 2005. I used to think Kapa o Pango was considered the “big game” haka but that’s based on nothing more than perception. This haka issue appears to have come somewhat from left field. The All Blacks are no longer just a team that wear a black jersey, to Meeuws’ point, they are a brand; a corporate entity. Proof of that comes when we have teams called All Blacks 7s and Maori All Blacks. Brand awareness and reach is just the way of the modern world it seems and the All Blacks’ haka could just be a victim of that circumstance.


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