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Wainuiomata teachers, along with their families and supporters, stood together as part of a nationwide strike last Wednesday. They joined more than 5000 teachers, who were also members of the New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI), for a rally that concluded at Parliament in front of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The NZEI is the union representing primary and intermediate teachers and their principals. It was the first teachers’ strike since 1994. Continued on page 2. Back, from left, Tute Porter-Samuels, Sid Koia. Front, from left, Georgina Kelly, Chrystal Doller, Kristen Fraser, and Max Aranui. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD

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Teachers gathered in front of the Beehive in Wellington last Wednesday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

good teachers because they’ve had enough; this makes me sad.” Teachers are negotiating for a pay rise and smaller class sizes so they can offer more one-on-one time to students. In recent months, Tute and a team of teachers also organised a local event outside the school to inform and get parents on board. Tute explains that the pay jolt would help keep teachers while the time is about the work that needs to be done. “It needs to be put into action. We need to make things better for the children.” Tute is also part of the primary teachers negotiation team and hopes to hear something positive post the strike in the coming week.

Continued from page 1. Wainuiomata Primary School’s deputy principal, and chairwoman for NZEI Wellington Area Council, Tute Porter-Samuels says teachers love their jobs and want to see change but most of the issues come from more than a decade of neglect to the education sector. “It’s not just about the money, it’s about making things better for the children – and it’s encouraging that across the country everyone is supporting us; our teachers are behind us,” Tute says. “People really care about the quality of education and teachers having the resources they need,” Tute says. “We can’t wait. In Wainuiomata, we’ve lost some really

Community Champions get ready to make a difference By Dan Whitfield

It is Wainuiomata’s turn to stand up and take a proactive approach to the issue of family violence. Issues that have hindered communities around New Zealand look set to stop in Wainuiomata thanks to a committed group of locals called Community Champions. The new initiative is set to officially launch in the next two weeks and will see whanau and community work together to ensure a positive change happens Keri Brown, who’s been a driving force behind the initiative, mentioned at a pre-launch event earlier this year that it was a grassroots campaign with a focus on the ‘champions’ being there for others. A big part of the campaign is about promoting the fact that

it’s ok to ask for help. “We want people to know that it’s ok to talk about it and that it’s ok to seek help,” Keri says. “They will be visible in the community and will proudly wear the badge of Community Champions.” The launch of the Wainuiomata Community Champions will be at the Wainuiomata Community Hub on Saturday, September 1, from 11am. The free event will include free kai, fun activities for children and will also give the community a chance to meet the champions. Keri says Wainuiomata is well known for it’s collective strength, versatility and embedded community spirit. Its people are taking a very proactive and staunch approach to the issue of family violence, she says. In New Zealand family

Trish Morgan, Nathan Waitai, Keri Brown, Dawn McKinley, James McKay, and John Kingi are part of the Community Champions. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

violence leaves long lasting complex effects for whanau, individuals and communities.

“We are working together to support the elimination of family violence in our community,” she says.


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Wednesday August 22, 2018

Gone with the old, in with the new

inbrief news Curtain bank in Wainui Wellington Curtain Bank returns to Wainuiomata bringing free curtains for low-income homes in closer reach for Wainuiomata people. 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 can pick up a curtain order form at the Wainuiomata Community Centre until August Friday 24.

Petone to Grenada, a must National MPs Chris Bishop and Brett Hudson say the Government must come clean on what its new transport plan and its focus for the future of the important Petone to Grenada Link Road. “The New Zealand Transport Agency has issued a project newsletter this week titled ‘Shift in government transport priorities prompts fresh look at P2G’ which confirms this important project is under serious threat, yet the Government has kept quiet on this,” Chris Bishop, MP for Hutt South, says. The Petone to Grenada Link Road would significantly add to regional roading resilience in Wellington, while unlocking productivity and commercial opportunities for the Hutt Valley.

ABOVE: The old Wainuiomata sign set to be replaced next year when the shared pathway is completed. PHOTO: SUPPLIED RIGHT: The winning design for the new Wainuoimata welcome sign, designed by local artist Tamariki Ferguson. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

By Dan Whitfield

Residents will have to say a fond farewell to the Wainuiomata sign that’s welcomed thousands to the community over the years. The big Wainuiomata word towards the bottom of the Wainuiomata hill will soon be removed to make way for the Hutt City Council’s shared pathway project. When the pathway is completed next year, the new Wainuiomata welcome sign, that was chosen by the community will

be installed. The old Wainuiomata sign will be moved by Downer NZ to the Wainuiomata Marae; enabling it to remain accessible to the community. Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry says the soon to be completed shared path is going to be a fantastic asset for Wainuiomata and the wider city. “We have thousands of people walking and cycling our hill each year, this will give them, and many more, a safe and secure way to travel,” Campbell

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says. “The Welcome sign which was designed by a local, and selected by the community, will also be a great addition that reflects what Wainuiomata is all about,” he says. Another part of the project could not have been done without the Lions Club of Wainuiomata. A bench, that was organised by the club, will be relocated as well. The club will also be selling the cobblestones that lead to the town map as a fundraiser. Money will go towards Queen

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Street community projects. Campbell adds how it is great that the iconic Wainuiomata sign, that is part of our history, will be re-homed. “The Lions’ involvement with this change shows their continued commitment to our community,” he says. Love Wainuiomata and the Lions Club of Wainuiomata are also following up with Hutt City Council about new signage options to help locals and visitors find out about the great things on offer in Wainuiomata.

Council focuses on cross harbour pipeline Greater Wellington Regional Council has approved the progression of the Cross Harbour Pipeline as the preferred project for an alternative water supply to Wellington City, a major project aimed at improving water supply resilience for the metropolitan region. Wellington City’s water is piped from the Hutt Valley along State Highways 1 and 2, and crosses known earthquake fault-lines multiple times. If damaged in a large earthquake, the pipes could take months to repair. That could leave parts of the city, particularly the eastern and southern suburbs, without water for up to 100 days.

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Wednesday August 22, 2018

inbrief news Asking prices up The average asking price for Wellington homes rose 0.2 per cent in June to $581,500. “There are plenty of buyers actively looking at properties in the capital; evidenced by a 15 per cent increase in the number of properties being watchlisted compared to last year,” says head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries. The most popular property on Trade Me in July was a one-bedroom apartment in Wellington central which received 158 enquiries in July.

Worthwhile overseas experience for high school students Wainuiomata High School has a good reputation in Japan thanks to its hardworking and postiive students.

At the moment, Wainuiomata High School has one current student and three past students on an overseas work experience

trip of a lifetime. Year 10 student, Tori-Anne Tuirirangi is on exchange at Iizuka High School, Wainuio-

New exhibitions open Two monstrous new art exhibitions for kids and teens in Toi Art at Te Papa have opened. More than 80 children created a wild rumpus at a special preview of Te Papa’s new art exhibitions for kids and teens. The exhibitions, Curious Creatures & Marvellous Monsters and Tony Fomison: Lost in the Dark, opened to the public on August 18.

Candidates needed Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking applications for suitably experienced and enthusiastic people to join its new Hutt Valley - Wellington Whaitua Committee (which also covers Wainuiomata and Makara). The role will include working with the community to identify how water is valued and to tackle the task of improving the quality of fresh water within the Hutt catchment and Wellington. The Committee will combine the expertise of local and regional councillors, iwi and community members drawn from throughout the Hutt and Wainuiomata valleys, the suburbs of Wellington Harbour and the south coast and the Makara and Ohariu stream catchments.

Tori-Anne Tuirirangi, Shiloh Babbington, Jaymie Brown and Amy Gratton. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

mata High School’s sister school in Fukuoka, Japan. While Jaymie Brown, Amy Gratton and Shiloh Babbington, who were year 13 students last year, are now completing a gap year in the same city. The girls work in the kindergarten for the morning, helping teach English to children and then learn Japanese at Iizuka High School in the afternoon. Up until recently, Wainuiomata High School was hosting three students from Iizuka High School, Chihiro Kato, Takako Yamamoto and Masato Tsuchiya. Each year, one student from Wainuiomata has the opportunity to go to Iizuka High School on an exchange - with school leavers also given the option of a gap year in Japan. For those who would like to hear more about this opportunity, contact Daiji Kataoka, Wainuiomata High School’s international dean.

Yoga sessions open for public By Sophie Manson

Hutt City Council, alongside Wainuiomata-based yoga group Spiritual Graffiti Yoga, are running weekly community yoga sessions at Wainuiomata Memorial Hall. The yoga classes are beginner-friendly, as well as being suitable for all abilities. “Hutt City Council started these community yoga classes to encourage more people to give yoga a go, as it has many benefits towards physical and mental well-being” says Rebecca Grigg, recreation programmer at Hutt City Council. “We also want yoga to become more accessible and

affordable for the community.” The classes take place every Tuesday at from 6.45pm, excluding during school holidays, in the Supper Room at Wainuiomata Memorial Hall. The first class is free, and then subsequent classes are $5 each. Participants do not need to get any gear such as mats or blocks as these are provided at the class for no extra cost. The yoga class is led by Kate McSharry, a local Wainuiomata resident who teaches under the brand of Spiritual Graffiti Yoga. As well as the community classes, she is also going to be running a Wainui Wellness Day in Wainuiomata on

The Hutt City Council and Wainuiomata-based yoga group Spiritual Graffiti Yoga, are running weekly community yoga sessions. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

September 29. The day will consist of two different types of yoga classes, Hatha Flow and Yin, with both

encouraging participants to take some time out from their day-to-day lives and concentrate on self-care.

Wednesday August 22, 2018


Local plumber takes regional title at the Young Plumber of the Year competition A local plumber has been named as the Wellington and Marlborough regional finalist for the Young Plumber of the Year 2018 competition. Kane Berry of TL Plumbing Ltd, was this week named regional finalist and will represent the region in the national finals in October. The competition, held at the Lower Hutt Plumbing World branch, saw nine local plumbers compete for the chance to win more than $500 worth of prizes. Participants completed a series of nine plumbing disciplines, which are assessed by a local Master Plumbers representative, in addition to a written test. The competition recognises excellence among young plumbers, who must be aged no more than 31-years-old to compete and fosters camaraderie and pride within the industry. As a regional finalist, Kane is among the top ten plumbers from across New Zealand who will participate in the national finals held at WINTEC later this year.

Kane is stoked to have won and is looking ahead to the national competition. “Young Plumber of the Year is a great competition and a true representation of the talent and camaraderie amongst young Kiwi plumbers,” he says. “I am very proud to have the opportunity to represent TL Plumbing Ltd, a company I’ve worked for since I was 15 years old.” Lower Hutt Plumbing World branch manager, Stu Masson, says it was a very well-deserved win and a reflection of his skills and expertise. “It was thrilling to see such a high calibre of tradespeople competing last night. Each and every competitor put in 110 per cent and should be proud of their efforts. It was also great to see our very first female regional contestant Nikita Ward of Hutt Gas and Plumbing Systems Ltd, who came in third,” Stu says. “I am looking forward to watching Kane compete in the national finals. He is an outstanding example of what hard work and dedication can achieve and I wish him the very best of luck.” Young Plumber of the Year Kane Berry of TL Plumbing Ltd and Stu Masson, brand manager of Plumbing World Lower Hutt. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Books and a mini theatre production for students The Duffy Books in Homes team visited Pukeatua School last Friday and presented the show Duffy and the Cloak Bay Bully. Pukeatua School students enjoyed the storyline about Duffy and Melanie, and their struggles with pre-match nerves and the school bully. The book showcases how the two characters cope through the power of reading. The Alan Duff Charitable Foundation is better known as Duffy Books in Homes. It provides free books to over 100,000 New Zealand children, three times a year.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you think it is important to help those less fortunate, and why?

Devon Barnes, Wainuiomata “Yes because they need the extra help to get through and have better opportunities in life.”

Harden Kaur, Wainuiomata “Yes you should help them because they can’t stand up on their own.”

Lydia Sa’u, Wainuiomata “Yes because we should all show whanaungatanga to each other.”

Rasvinder Singh, Wainuiomata “ Yes because it is generous and shows manaakitanga, which we are learning about.”

Jean Murdock, Wainuiomata “Yes because they are not as fortunate as us and you will be doing a good deed.”

Logan Woods, Wainuiomata “Yes because I believe everyone should have an equal opportunity.”

Homedale coming to life Los Angeles Gardener thanks to new businesses a hit in Wainuiomata for He Kai

Ron Finley, Los Angeles’ Gangsta Gardener came, spoke, and inspired The gardener was a guest at the He Kai, He Whenua, a free community event as part of Visa Wellington On a Plate and hosted by TiHei Rangatahi, Wainuiomata Marae and Love Wainuiomata. With a good number of locals in attendance, Ron shared 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. “I have a real simple saying beauty in, beauty out. If you put beauty into something, that is what you’ll get out of it. My garden is about more than food, it is a

vehicle for change, a vehicle for education,” Ron says. “Gardens, for me, represent freedom and the fact that we have the possibility to change everything around us. So we can have communities that are built for us, we can create sustainability amongst ourselves,” he says. Post He Kai He Whenua, Ron says the one thing people can do to make a difference is plant a tree. “This problem is not a one nail solution. It is multiple nails, you can’t do one thing without the other. We need to care about the water, we need to care about the air, we need to care about the soil. “When we plant a tree it helps the soil, which helps the air,” he say. The event was held last Friday.

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Tralee Clark is hoping her new business adventure will help regenerate and bring Homedale Village back to how it once was. Ruru Remedial Care, the massage therapy business, opened recently and is something Tralee is very passionate about pursuing. The Wainuiomata woman has been a massage therapist since 2004. She has also worked for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and even created and managed a successful massage business in Wellington City. Tralee hopes to bring to Wainuiomata a worldclass massage service. “I took a year off and realised how much I missed it [massage],” Tralee says. “I love being down here. With 18,000 people living here, yet nothing for them, it was a no brainer. I want to invest into Wainuiomata.” Tralee took over the lease of the Bella Beauty

shop in the last few months and is already busy with massage bookings.“Hopefully we can help rejuvenate Homedale; I’ve heard stories about how it used to be back when this was the town centre.” “This is going to be something for Wainuiomata; there’s so much potential,” Tralee says. Tralee will also be opening a new cafe called Kotuku Cafe, located where the former XL Cafe was. The cafe is set to open in mid-September. Hutt South MP Chris Bishop, who also has an office a few doors down, says there are lots of exciting things happening in Homedale Village. “Homedale is really the gateway to the Remutaka Forest Park and it’s fantastic to see Tralee gearing up to take advantage of the visitors who drive the road every year to head to the park,” he says. Tralee and her partner Tim Johnston are working to have the massage business, as well as the cafe, completely finished and operational in the next few weeks.

Ron Finley and Merv Johnson at the He Kai He Whenua event. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Wednesday August 22, 2018


Movie star from Wainuiomata

YEAR 6 Axl Scott plays Gibbo in Mega Time Squad. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By Dan Whitfield

A Wainuiomata local has made it onto the big screen. Axl Scott, who is originally from Christchurch but has been living in Wainuiomata for more than two years, was part of the cast on the New Zealand-set, time-travel movie Mega Time Squad. Mega Time Squad has already picked up good reviews and has been screened in Canada as well as around New Zealand. In September it will be opening the 12th Annual Sydney Underground Film Festival - and Axl is asking for support to get him there.

He says this is his fi rst big experience as an actor, and that he would absolutely love the chance to go and promote it. “I believe this would be a great opportunity for me to gain some contacts and do some networking, to thank all the people that came to watch the film,” he says. Axl scored the role after seeing it advertised on StarNow. He plays the character Gibbo, a henchman who works under Shelton, played by Jonny Brugh. This is his second, but more successful, part in a movie. “The best part was getting the opportunity to work with some big names such as Jonny Brugh,

Milo Cawthorne, Arlo Gibson and Anton Tennet,” the Wainuiomata actor says. Axl has been in the acting business for more than 10 years, and started off as an extra on the set of Shortland Street and Outrageous Fortune. He says it was “much bigger” in term scale, with “professional film crew [and] professional actors.” To support Axl getting to Sydney for the film festival, go to his Give A Little page: givealittle.co.nz/ Cause/help-me-get-to-sydney. Otherwise there are collection tins at Clives Chemist, Bridgestone Wainui and also E-Waste Services.

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Watercolours of Wellington come to Petone gallery Alan Collins’ solo exhibition at Artspace Gallery showcases how passionate he is about watercolour painting and includes over 40 new watercolour paintings featuring some of his favourite scenes. Included are vistas of his seaside home town of Eastbourne and seascapes and landscapes featuring views of Eastern Bays, Petone, Lower Hutt and Wellington harbour. His exhibition also includes scenes of London and the English countryside, painted on his last trip to the United Kingdom in 2017. Watercolour painting is known as the most fickle of all mediums – but it is also the most portable and lightweight, thus making them ideal for outdoors painting, and this is how Alan enjoys painting the most. Those familiar with Alan’s style, will delight in this new collection of paintings which showcase his unique style for which he is popular. From

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the moment Alan dips his brush into the paint, amazing scenes start to unfold, brushstrokes with wonderful movement and light which shows his brush is definitely an extension of his eyes and soul. His favourite tips for the aspiring artist is “draw or paint what you see, not what you think you know”. In addition to regularly changing feature exhibitions, Artspace Gallery exhibits all genre of art by over 300 local and nationwide artists. Visitors regularly comment how wonderfully diverse the collections of local creativity are. The gallery also offers a huge range of unique locally made creative gifts, gift cards and regular art classes. It is located at the congestion-free end of Petone, with free and easy parking right outside, or along the sea front. The exhibition opens on Saturday, August 25 from 1-5pm and runs until October 23. Entry is free.

Boxing and fitness classes get students active Pukeatua School is getting behind a boxing and fitness programme run by a couple of locals. Wainui Strong Boxing and Fitness programme is run by Kirsty and Latia O’Kane, and was recommended by the school’s social worker Marie Dickson. The programme is about strengthening communities

through sport programmes and will be funded by Barnardos. The aim is to build and encourage self esteem, teamwork, empathy towards others, discipline, fitness and fundamental life skills of students. Pukeatua School’s Nicole Moline says: “We have already noticed a difference in behaviour since this programme has started.”

“The students who are involved are absolutely loving the programme, the feedback has been extremely positive,” she says. For children a round the community who might be interested, there is a free youth class held at the old Wainuiomata College on Moohan Street every Thursday between 4pm and 5pm.

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Parking changes in Lower Hutt’s civic precinct New car parking zones and rest r ictions a round Lower Hutt’s new events centre and refurbished town hall come into effect from this week. Contractors have been line marking, installing parking ticket machines and putting up signs and poles in Laings Road and the new Riddiford Garden Car Park. Changes include a new loading zone, four new mobility car parks, three free 15-minute car parks in front of the popular aquifer water taps and a new pay and display car park near

the events centre. Work was completed on August 17, ready for pa rk ing wardens to begin enforcement on Monday, August 20. The changes to parking includes a number of additional car parks. More car parks will be constructed on the south side of Laings Road between Myrtle Street and the entry to the Riddiford Garden Car Park. They will be set up as twohour pay and display car parks and will be ready for use in September.

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Seasonal Meat Processing Opportunities Taylor Preston Ltd is a meat processor and exporter of Iamb, mutton, goat, beef and associated by products. Established in 1991 the Company is privately owned and located in the Ngauranga Gorge, 10 minutes from Wellington CBD. Taylor Preston promotes a safe, drug and alcohol free work environment. N We are currently recruiting for the coming season with both Day and Night processing opportunities available. Taylor Preston operates all year round and the new season begins start of October 2018. Employment opportunities are across the plant including: beef and sheep slaughter, boners, trimmers, packers, freezer hands, chiller hands, rendering, stock yardsman. Job requirements: • Able to pass pre - employment drug screen and medical assessment • Have a solid work history • Able to cope with physical demands of the job • Ability to work reliably as part of a team in a high pressure environment • Good hand - eye coordination • An awareness of health and safety issues • A solid work ethic and positive attitude towards A solid work • Adequate literacy and numeracy • Reliable transport To meet the on-going challenges the meat industry presents, the company is keen to bring on board, motivated, high performing individuals to join the team starting in the new season. All applicants must have NZ residency or valid NZ work visa.

Applications are available at our recruitment office or at the security gate based in the Ngauranga George in Wellington. Contact Taylor Preston Recruitment 472 7987



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WAINUI via LOS ANGELES Gangsta Gardiner came to See. If we Love Soil as it should be. Land brings Health and Wealth to give. Food required to help you Live. Students help on planting day. Digging holes where seedlings stay. Nine hundred trees are now in Soil. A happy way for Young to Toil.

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Steady as she goes for cricket’s next chapter

46 Waione St Petone Gary Stead’s appointment as alternative. Ph: 5685989 Sat 9am-3pm Black Caps coach was the only Williamson is Open a class act but Formerly cpa spares logical choice. Taylor, at 34, is in the twilight of OF THE D AY It’s certainly a changing of the his career. Wainuiomata Squash Club guard with Mike Hesson departBothFuneral Cantabrians will need a Director AGM N after more than six years in ing statement year under Stead to 51. J.K. charge. keep their international careers Rowling As a cricket tragic, the ob- on track. 7.00pm chose the servations suggest the former The other two issues will be how Monday 30th November unusual Canterbury and Black Caps to get pace bowler Tim Southee At the Clubrooms opening batsman will take over back to somewhere near his peak name a side that has hit its apex and is 2015 performance and working ‘Hermione’ Corner of Main Road on the way down. out who is our best spin bowling so young and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata While players like Trent Boult, option. girls The Wainuiomata High School first XV team won the division three competition over the weekend. Kane Williamson and Ross TayFor me, it’s leg spinner Ish Sodhi wouldn’t PHOTO: SUPPLIED lor are rightly considered world but variables like Todd Astle and be teased class, there are plenty of questions Mark Craig have all been tried Bringing local news Wainuiomata High School’s ing three players under the posts success of producing four playfor being around other spots. with no real success. first XV have been named cham- to score a try. ers who have gone on to reprenerdy! to the community Stead, who has been involved Can Stead get the best out of pions after they won 22-14 Wainuiomata went into the sentative positions in regional with Canterbury cricket for more Colin Munro, who seems to be a against Naenae College in the halftime break ahead, 12-7. teams. than 20 years, will have to get gem in the twenty20 format but Vacant division three final last weekend. Situation The Wainuiomata pressure Leon McLeod Venu has made the best out of his two provincial terrible at the longer forms of The team met early to do around the maul was very pow- the Wellington under 18 Samoplayers. the game? a team breakfast and jersey erful and Naenae had no real ans rugby side, Dante Kakahi A solid is Wicket-keeper/batsman Tom Stead has been quoted as saying presentation ceremony before answers to it which gave the playing for the Wellington under Latham and middle-order bats- he wants to focus on small gains heading out to Silverstream. team forward momentum and 18 Centurians, Levi Smith and man Henry Nicholls have the initially and that’s a reasonable Whilst many were feeling a platform for the backline to Andrew Sa’U both made the chance to cement spots in the approach and expectation. nervous the boys stood up to the flourish. Wellington under 16 developnational team in all three formats After a period of unrivalled pressure well. In the second half an early ment team. of the game, but each have their continued success under Hesson, A fantastic school haka was penalty to Solomona extended The first XV now shift their foissues. Kiwi cricket fans could be forgivled by Faleono Le’ala to lay the the lead before Chey D Noanoa cus to the last game of the season Latham has had some quality en for forgetting how middle-ofchallenge to Naenae College Taylor crashed through multiple for the Willie Gemmell Cup. It innings, especially on foreign the-road this team was before it. before the game began. defenders with good low body is a school tradition that sees the Stead comes across as a steady soil, but he hasn’t produced it conAn early try from Deliverers a chip and position to score. Solomona first XV face off against a team Required in sistently to silence the knockers. pair of hands, much like he was chase was scored by co-cap- converted taking the lead to 22-7 made up the staff, coaches and The same could be said for as a player. tainArea Dante 1: Kakahi, before an Mohaka, and was the player of the match. parents. Momona, Kawatiri Kaponga. Dependable, reliable but not Nicholls who has not had that intercept try by Naenae closed Naenae again scored to narrow This will be held at William breakthrough innings yet and flashy. things up. the score to 22-12 but that would Jones this Saturday Kick off is He deserves time and patience, has largely maintained his No Leon McLeod-Venu then man- remain the final score as Wainui- 12pm. as in New Zealand moves 5 batting spot because there aged to offload to Solomona omata dominated territory and There will be a gold coinApplications entry are available at our recruitment Viewcricket the Wainuiomata News hasn’t been a better or adequate into a new era. offi ce or at the security gate based in the Mapesone who went on to break possession. to fundraise for the team’s 2019 online www.wsn.co.nz Ngauranga George in Wellington. accounts@wsn.co.nz at least six tackles before carryThe win adds to the school’s Japan rugby trip. Contact Barry 472 7987 or 021 276 6654.


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