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Keri wins By Dan Whitfield

Keri Brown has secured her spot on the Wainuiomata Community Board. The Wainuiomata woman is set to replace former board member Margaret Willard in the spot that she left vacant after she stepped down earlier this year. With the hope of standing up for what is right for Wainuiomata and giving the community more of a voice, Keri is excited about the opportunity. Continued on page 2. Keri Brown is excited about the opportunity to represent her community.

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Keri Brown announced as new community board member seeing the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre redeveloped. “I’ll always look out for people and put them above making profits. I’m passionate about everyone having an equal voice,” Keri says, speaking about her values. Keri will be officially welcomed onto the community

Continued from page 1. From the beginning Keri was focused on homelessness and housing, as well as mental health and supporting the elderly. She says this resonated with many around the community - another thing that was a top priority for many residents was

board in September and will have about a year in the role. The next Local Government elections, which includes community boards, will be held in 2019. “I’m really excited to start.” Not only is Keri a proud mother of two, she has lived in Wainuiomata for eight years

Petone to Grenada road a must - MPs National MPs Chris Bishop and Brett Hudson say the Government must come clean on not only its new transport plan, but the future of the important Petone to Grenada Link Road. The New Zealand Transport Agency recently issued a project newsletter this week titled Shift in government transport priorities prompts fresh look at P2G, and Hutt South MP Chris Bishop believes this confirms the project is under serious threat. “This is because the Government’s cuts to state highway funding to fund trams along Dominion Road in Auckland are now starting to bite, with residents of Ohariu and the Hutt first to be hurt,” he says. The Petone to Grenada Link Road project is set to significantly reduce congestion on the busiest part of the Wellington Northern Corridor between Grenada and Wellington and help optimise and realise the benefits of the other improvements being made to the Wellington State Highway network. “The Petone to Grenada Link Road would add to regional roading resilience in Wellington, while unlocking productivity and commercial opportunities for the Hutt Valley. It would also ease conges-

A rough route of the projected link road from Petone to Grenada. MAP: SUPPLIED

tion for residents of Ohariu and the Hutt traveling to and from Wellington,” Chris says. Brett says it is estimated that more than 20,000 vehicles per day could be transferred from State Highway 1 to the link road. “That would have a major impact on congestion along State Highway 1 from Tawa south to Ngauranga Gorge, benefiting the bulk of the population of Ohariu and freeing up traffic movements across the wider city,” Brett says.

“It needs to go ahead. P2G is a vital project and should be developed along with the Cross Valley Link road in the Hutt which would link to the east of the Hutt Valley where heavy industry is located, making it easier to do business and to get around,” he says. Labour’s Phil Twyford, Minister of Transport, says the Government is making a record investment in transport, after years of neglect. “In recent years, a lot of money went on a handful of


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Wednesday August 29, 2018

New minister at Wainuiomata Union Church

inbrief news New Zealand united against cancer The Cancer Society needs your support this Daffodil Day so that together New Zealand can beat cancer. On Friday, August 31, more than 12,000 volunteers will take to the streets around the country as part of New Zealand’s largest street appeal. Every dollar dropped into their collection buckets, donated online, or in any ANZ branch, will be spent on supporting New Zealanders with all types of cancer and helping prevent future cancers through vital research. The money raised allows the charity to provide practical support to those affected by cancer - patients as well as whānau and friends.

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Reverend William Ingley has taken over as the new minister at Wainuiomata Union Church. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield By Dan Whitfield

since beginning his ministry in 1985. He and his wife, Charlene, both trained as ministers. “Out of all churches I’ve been in, this has to be the best. When I came back, I was greeted by an atmosphere of sheer warmth,” he says. “I love the place,” he says. William says he classes himself as non-denominal, explaining that “Christ set

Reverend William Ingley knows he has more to give which is why he has taken over as the new minister at Wainuiomata Union Church. He replaces Doug Rogers who is re-retiring after being part of the church for around three years. William, 73, has worked around New Zealand as well as a brief stint in Scotland

up the church.” Outside of being a church man, William loves baking, reading and trains - so much so that he’s halfway through watching a YouTube video of the train trip from Wellington to the Wairarapa. His first service as the new minister will be September 1 and although he has been part of the church for few years, his induction will be on September 23.

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There are around 60 people who are part of the church that’s located on Main Road, near Homedale Village. One thing William is excited about is looking to the younger people as they’re the future of the church. It also encourages others, he says. “I want to encourage people to be themselves and love themselves; and make people feel welcome.”

As part of the project called Eco-Warriors,Wainuiomata High School students are going to do a clean up at Hugh Sinclair Park for Keep NZ Beautiful Week. Students would like to connect with the community and encourage locals to come and join in with the clean up. The event will be on Tuesday, September 11 from 9am to 11am. Hutt City Council will provide students and locals with bags and gloves.

Community Champions to launch The Wainuiomata Community Champions will be launching its new campaign on Saturday, September 1 at the Wainuiomata Community Centre. The launch will be from 11am to 2pm and will aim to build strength and versatility and embed community spirit.



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inbrief news Bus problems continue Greater Wellington Regional Council chairman Chris Laidlaw has thanked the people who attended a meeting to share their experiences of the new Wellington bus network. About 300 people turned up at the meeting in Wellington over the weekend, all expressing their views about how the new network is serving them. Chris says it is becoming clearer every week about what isn’t working, but improvements are being made at a steady rate.

Curtain Bank comes to Wainui Wellington Curtain Bank has returned to Wainuiomata — bringing free curtains for low-income homes in closer reach for Wainui 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. Order forms for many sets of curtains have been returned with orders to be completed in coming weeks.

New interchange needed Hutt South MP Chris Bishop wants the NZ Transport Agency to make a decision on whether it will fund the new Melling Interchange towards the end of the year. He says it’s a vital project for the Hutt and wants to show the agency that thousands of Hutt residents support it. People can sign his petition at chrisbishop.national.org.nz/melling.

CablePrice technician to compete in Singapore Hitachi construction machinery technician, Levi Webster, will fly to Singapore later this month to represent CablePrice at the 2018 Hitachi Top Technician Asia Pacific regional final. Levi works at the Gracefieldbased Wellington branch of CablePrice, the New Zealand distributor and technical support for Hitachi construction machinery. He was announced as 2018 Hitachi Top Technician for New Zealand back in May after the national final. The runners-up were Lameck Jeche of Christchurch and Leigh Matthew of Silverdale near Auckland. The three competitors had to undertake theory questions and diagnose induced faults on a Hitachi excavator while also making recommendations to keep the excavator performing at its peak efficiency, with minimal downtime. Hitachi Master technician Levi began working at CablePrice Auckland back in 2013 and later transferred to Wellington. He will take all his knowledge and skills from five years working on Hitachi machinery to the Asia Pacific final at the end of August where he’ll compete against representa-

Levi Webster will represent CablePrice at the 2018 Hitachi Top Technician Asia Pacific regional final. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

tives from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia during the two-day competition. If Levi wins, he will go onto represent CablePrice at the World final in Tokyo. Levi would be following in the footsteps of other CablePrice technicians who have enjoyed success at previous competitions and are the reigning world champions.

“We are very excited to have Levi representing CablePrice and being New Zealand’s top Hitachi Technician. It is an amazing opportunity for Levi and it is a great recognition to Levi’s natural ability, hard work and commitment to his trade,” says James Magill, CablePrice Wellington operations manager. The aim of the annual competition, which is now in its

11th year, is to foster the Kenkijin spirit, motivate encourage technicians in their career and enhance regional and international communication. Taken from the Japanese name of HCM (Hitachi Construction Machinery), ‘Kenkijin’ roughly translates as ‘citizen of HCM’. The Kenkijin spirit embodies Hitachi’s shared values and principles.

World Cafe opens up to hear what community has to say By Dan Whitfield

Students and teachers want to know what the community thinks about the future of Wainuiomata High School. A World Café, an event structured around conversation and

knowledge sharing, has been organised for September 20 from 2pm to 6pm. Principal Janette Melrose says the importance of hearing from people, even if they don’t have a child at this school, is important.

“We want to hear the voice of our community to find out how to do things better,” Janette says. Senior students and staff will be talking with locals about anything from Curriculum 2019, the school uniform to

the rebuild at the event on Thursday. “It’s important that we are a school for everyone, because it’s our community and your high school,” Janette says. Tea, coffee, and food will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

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Ron Finley, the Gangsta Gardener, also did a talk and shared that when you put beauty in to a community you get beauty back out. A big thanks to all who made this project possible including Kaumatua who provided the blessing, TiHei Rangatahi, Wainuiomata Marae, WOA Maori Wardens, Hutt City Council, Healthy Families Lower Hutt, Te Awakairangi Health Network, TiHei Rangatahi, Wainuiomata Community Hub and Love Wainuiomata.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you think Wainuiomata’s strengths are as a community?

Keana Wild, Wainuiomata “The size of the community. We are a small but close knit community. I love seeing how everyone is willing to help out others in our community when they need it.”

Josh Sa’u, Wainuiomata “I think that our strength as a community is the pride and passion we all have in representing Wainuiomata in anything we do.”

Shalom Brown, Wainuiomata “Wainui has a great support system such as youth inspire reaching out to our youth and supporting them into jobs and study.”

Josh Briggs, Wainuiomata “It’s the connections that people create.”

Keri Brown, Wainuiomata “A strong community who are supportive of each other.”

Dawn McKinley, Wainuiomata “I believe one of the many strengths is the communities ability to support each other in times of need.”

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Acting Mayor David Bassett Recently the Government announced its intention to ban single-use plastic bags within a year. This is fantastic news. It’s far too common to see plastic bags caught up in roadside shrubs and in our waterways. And while we have a lot of committed people in our city doing their best to keep our environment healthy and attractive, dealing with the issue closer to the source is a big step towards alleviating this problem. I was shocked to read recently that New Zealand is one of the highest producers of urban waste in the developed world, per capita. The same article also said that nearly half of the plastic waste generated worldwide is plastic packaging. Following the Government’s announcement, Wellington City Council has indicated it is looking into alternatives to its plastic rubbish and recycling bags. Some of you are probably wondering what Hutt City Council is doing and if we will follow suit. Well unlike Wellington, we don’t use bags for recycling; however we do still have black council rubbish bags available for purchase for general waste. Did you know that every year, each household in Lower Hutt produces on average enough waste to fill 230 black rubbish bags?! Our current system has some pros and some cons. One of the pros is that bags are smaller than bins and residents only have to use as many bags as they need. But one of the cons is that it is potentially another unnecessary bag ending up in our environment. Our kerbside rubbish collection contract expires late next year, so we have just kicked off a project

to review our system. By early next year we expect to have some options for discussion, including whether bins may be a better alternative to the current arrangement of recycling crates and bags. A variety of issues such as the cost and impact on the environment will need to be taken into account.

So thank you to all of you for your time and hard work. Well done. Yours sincerely, Heather Hill Lower Hutt

Creativity and uniqueness from Wainuiomata Pimp My Jacket entries Chris Bishop modelling his jacket. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

In the meantime, I encourage everyone to be mindful of not just how you dispose of plastic, but also how you can reduce the amount of singleuse plastic bags and other plastics you use. In addition to taking your own bags to the supermarket, you and your family could consider buying reusable products and those with less packaging. Before you throw anything away, think whether any part of it could be reused and given another life. And lastly, remember to keep your plastic bottles and containers (those marked with numbers 1-7) out of your rubbish – put them in your recycling bin. You’ll use fewer rubbish bags this way. Better for the environment, and better for your wallet too! Best wishes, David Bassett Acting Mayor

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Several Wainuiomata personalities strutted their stuff at the recent runway event for the Pimp My Jacket competition. Held at the new Lower Hutt Events Centre, the competition was run by MIX Art Centre as part of the Hutt Winter Festival. It involved more than 90 entries across three categories – creative, nature and a mayoral jacket. In the nature category, Wendy Paragreen’s polar bear jacket sent a message about

climate change, while Margaret Willard’s entry depicted the native wildlife of the Hutt Valley with birds and flowers, and Karen Collier made her jacket into a fantail. The creative category saw paint applied creatively and a variety of recycled fabrics and laces. Hutt South MP Chris Bishop included tartan in his mayoral jacket. Labour MP Ginny Anderson also had a creation in the show.

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Man charged for murder of Paul Te Hiko

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw or has information about a 1990s white Subaru Forester with a dark-coloured bonnet driving around the Hutt Valley on or around March 7. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

101 new officers allocated to Wellington The Wellington district has been allocated 101 new police officers. The new staff were part of the 1800 additional police funded through a $298.8 million increase in the 2018 Budget that built on an increase from the previous year. “We have a great police team in Wellington, and all our staff are committed to making a real difference in our communities,” says District Commander Superintendent Sam Hoyle says. “The investment of additional staff ensures we can continue to enhance our frontline response, and will have a positive impact for the community and for our own staff working to prevent crime and make the communities we serve safer,” he says. This year, additional staff will be allocated to support a new approach to tackling family harm; already police are working with local iwi and partner agencies to provide follow up support and interventions specific to the issues facing a family or whanau. Sam says attending family harm episodes is always challenging for frontline staff, however with this new approach, staff will know that after they leave the address that there will be further support provided to the family to prevent future harm. In addition to increasing frontline officers to prevent and respond to crime and calls for service, the Wellington district will establish a new precision targeting team that will focus on priority and prolific offenders to reduce crime such as burglary,

believe Mr Te Hiko was targeted by his attackers. We believe others were involved and our team of investigators and experts will continue to focus on establishing what exactly happened,” Mike says. “Now that someone has been arrested, we urge anyone who may know anything that will assist our investigation to contact Police.” Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything or has information about a 1990s white Subaru Forester with a dark coloured bonnet driving around the Hutt Valley, specifically Wainuiomata, on or in the days leading up to and following the murder on March 7. Anyone with information is asked to contact Hutt Valley Police on 04 560 2600 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Eighteen Hutt Road drivers ticketed for using their cellphones Police remind drivers to keep off their phones while behind the wheel. On August 15, the Wellington road policing team conducted a mobile phone operation from 4pm-5pm on the Hutt Road near Petone. During the operation, 18 drivers were issued infringements for using their phones, while a further 17 were issued infringements for not wearing their seatbelt. Wellington road policing Senior Sergeant Simon de Wit says the number of

infringements issued was disappointing. “It is really disappointing and it shows that drivers are still willing to take unnecessary risks on our roads,” Simon says. “There are a lot of other distractions while driving, but drivers using mobile phones has become a significant problem,” he says. Police advise drivers to turn their phone off or put it on silent while driving to reduce the temptation to read that text message or answer that phone call.

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robbery and vehicle crime. The allocation also includes the introduction of a serious and organised crime taskforce in order to combat and prevent gang-related crime such as methamphetamine supply, violence and intimidation, and other serious offending. All 12 district commanders will now be working their leadership teams to determine deployment decisions at an area and station level.

Police warn of thefts from vehicles in Petone Police are urging people to take extra care following an increase in thefts from vehicles in Petone. The thefts have occurred from vehicles parked in public car parks on The Esplanade and at Percy’s Reserve over the past month. Community south Hutt Valley Sergeant Cameron Cross says while police patrol these areas regularly they are encouraging owners to keep vehicles safe by taking some very basic precautionary measures. “The easiest way to protect your valuables is to remove them from your vehicle. If you do need to leave items unattended, make sure they’re out of sight and your vehicle is locked. Also, park in busy, open and well-lit

Hutt Valley Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old man in relation to the murder of Paul Te Hiko in Wainuiomata in March this year. The man was arrested in Hawke’s Bay earlier this week, he has been charged with murder and has appeared in the Hastings District Court. The accused has been remanded in custody to appear at the Wellington High Court on September 11. In a statement, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears says: “We have been in touch with Paul’s family to inform them of the arrest. While they are grateful to know that someone has been arrested, they remain devastated and want to know why Paul was targeted.” “While it is a significant milestone to now have someone before the court we

areas whenever possible,” Cameron says. “Items stolen recently include handbags and wallets containing credit and debit cards. Cards with contactless payment functions are particularly vulnerable and are being used immediately at local service stations,” he says. Anyone with information about thefts from vehicles, or anyone who has had property stolen is urged to contact police immediately. “The sooner we know about this the better chance we have of catching the offenders and preventing further crime.” Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Senior students were dressed to the nines and ready to party as the Wainuiomata High School formal rolled around for 2018. It looks like it was a night of fun.

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An annual game to end the season By Dan Whitfield

The Wainuiomata High School first XV could not hold off their final opponents of the 2018 season.

The annual game saw the first XV take on the teachers and former players on Saturday for the Willie Gemmell Cup. Despite the score not being kept,

the teachers and former players took out the win. The game started with the first XV leading the haka, only to have teachers and former players of

the high school join in and return the haka. The first XV played expansively and were rewarded with some really well taken tries.

One of the many scrums during the game between the teachers and the first XV rugby team. PHOTO: Daryl New

Youngster Devon Heath scored out wide after the ball played from side to side tiring out the older players. First-five and Wellington development player Andrew Sa’u also showed his class as he stepped multiple players to go through untouched. Wainuiomata High School’s John MacDonald, one of the school’s maths teachers, received the ball on the wing and scored due to the first XV players being unable to keep up. Maori head of faculty Matauranga Te Rauna burst through two tacklers on the line and dominantly planted the ball. Deputy Principal, and coach of the first XV, Phillip Kauika scored a double including a stunner where he received a perfectly timed offload from councillor Campbell Barry, outsprinting Andrew Sa’U and scoring next to the posts. The game also acted as a fundraiser for the first XV’s trip to Japan next year. A gold coin entry and support of the local rugby club meant just under $500 was raised for the trip. Phillip Kauika says it was a fantastic community day that was extremely well organised and is very thankful for all the support that was received.

Wainuiomata on top of table Painting continues at football club

Wainuiomata Football Club’s premier side share the top spot on the Capital one league, following a recent game. The team travelled to Petone and they were followed by around 200 supporters from the club who came out to support them. After Petone had a few chances and hit the crossbar within the opening 15 minutes, Cam Blake put Wainuiomata 1-nil up with a well taken penalty. Not long after that, Matt Pearce capitalised on a Petone defensive error to make it 2-nil to Wainuiomata. With about 10 minutes to go in the first half, Petone pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 at half time. The second half came round and after holding Petone out for the first 20 minutes, they eventually pulled a goal back making it 2-2. It didn’t stay 2-2 for long though after a

Wainuiomata free kick saw Matt Corderoy sneak in at the back post to make it 3-2 to Wainui. With about 5 minutes to go, Petone scored again meaning the game finished 3-3 but a draw was enough to see Wainuiomata get promoted to the Capital Premier division. It was now a waiting game to see who would win the league this year, with other results still to come in. With Tawa doing Wainuiomata a favour by beating Karori 3-2, it all came down to the late game between Victoria University and Brooklyn Northern United. With Victoria University winning 3-1, it meant that Wainuiomata and Victoria University finished level on 38 points but one goal separated the two teams. Wainuiomata finished 2nd on goal difference. However, that didn’t stop the celebrations though as the club went back to the club rooms and celebrated the promotion.

Left to Right Kurt Butterfield,Ryan Imray, and Anthony Cutts. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Max Scheule getting up for a header against Petone. PHOTO: Daryl New.

Wainuiomata Football Club players have teamed up to paint their clubrooms. Players were given litres of paint by Dulux in July and the painting project has been going well so far. Ryan Imray has been spearheading the project and says the best part of the project has been seeing people’s reactions to the transformation. “It has been rewarding not just for the team to come together and do what we

have done, but for the whole club to come together,” Ryan says. “Whether it has been coming down to help with the painting or helping support this, the club has been fantastic helping no matter how big or small they have helped,” he says. Though the painting has taken the group a little bit time then they had intended, Ryan explains that it has been worth it.

Wednesday August 29, 2018



Ulalei finish with a masterclass performance Ulalei’s premier two team served up a masterclass on how to play and win a netball final. The team stormed out to an unbeatable 18-7 lead after the first quarter with accurate long range shooting from the shooters Alicia Colledge and Alicia Hina. The feeding into the shooters from wing attack Ellen Miles and centre Lisa McGrath bamboozled the opposition, who offered little resistance. The pressure from the Ulalei defensive unit of Coral Winiata, Hannah Steel and Tara Hakiwai shut down the opposition shooters, restricting them to just seven goals after the first quarter. Due to an injury to Lisa McGrath, youngster Angela Milovale came on at centre during the first quarter and slotted in seamlessly. She executed the basics well allowing the experienced players around her to make the plays. She created turnovers at crucial times. To experience premier netball finals success

at such a young age would be one to cherish and build on for this young talent. Goalkeeper Coral Winiata continued to torment the opposition shooters with a strong performance, picking up intercepts, forcing turnovers and strong rebounding. She was rewarded for her efforts by winning the Most Valuable Player award. Ulalei were all class, outplaying and outsmarting Naenae Collegians with superior skills, accurate execution and utilising the abundance of premier netball experience within the team. Each player understood their respective roles and executed them accordingly. It was clear they enjoyed the finals experience and the result took care of itself. Ulalei overcame Naenae Collegians by 55-43. Along with Ulalei being named premier two champions, they also won the cup for the best goal average of the round, and earned promotion to the premier one division in 2019.

Wainuiomata for life, despite playing for different teams Two former Wainuiomata rugby players have reunited once again, taking the field together as part of the recent Black Ferns and Walleroos games. Though the Wallaroos played well in the first game at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, they could not capitalise on a dominant Black Ferns side. The final score was

31-11. The second game, played at Eden Park in front of a crowd of 28,010, saw the Black Ferns defeat the Wallaroos 45-17. Despite being part of different teams now, Jackie and Fanella united over the commonality of being former Wainuiomata Rugby Club players.

ABOVE: Back from left, Ulalei’s Ali Colledge, Tara Hakiwai, Hannah Steel, Lisa McGrath, Alicia Hina; front from left, Angela Milovale, Coral Winiata, and Ellen Miles. PHOTO: SUPPLIED RIGHT: Coral Winiata the most valuable player of the match. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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with Jacob Page

Cheika’s clock is ticking

Jackie Patea-Fereti and Fanella Hake came up against each other during a Black Ferns and Walleroos game at ANZ Stadium and Eden Park recently. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is fortunate his country doesn’t boot out their top rugby coach like they do their prime ministers. With each passing game, the fact he took the Australian team to the World Cup final in 2015 seems more like a memory. Saturday’s 40-12 drubbing at Eden Park was just another pathetic Wallaby chapter. Cheika seems determined to paint his team as overwhelming underdogs, the black sheep of their sport - it’s not working. Historically, Aussie teams, even those overmatched and lacking stars, have always found a way to be a threat. Cheika’s coaches box often looks like a play-pen for a spoilt child who throws tantrums when things don’t go his way. The Wallabies have regressed badly since 2015. A fortnight ago they were physically spent after 45 minutes. This week was exactly the same. That’s on Cheika - having a fit squad is something he should be able to produce regardless of how good the

All Blacks are. His focus seems to be more on excuses rather than exercise. He seems more determined to bemoan refereeing decisions or take pot-shots at All Blacks coach Steve Hansen than take an objective, hardline look at the frailties of his squad. This isn’t the 1990s where the Wallabies had world-class players like John Eales, George Gregan, Stephen Larkham, Matt Burke and Chris Latham. There isn’t one All Black I’d swap for their opposing Wallaby counterpart. The Australians need to understand that not only is rugby an 80-minute game it’s also now a 23-man game. Playing 80 minutes requires an injection of highly skilled, fresh legs. The eight-man All Black bench has proven itself to crush the Wallabies time after time. The reality is, the All Blacks are ruthless on turnovers, are the best in the world at turning defence into attack and amassing long-range tries. Currently it’s not a compelling rivalry and Cheika doesn’t seem like the man capable of changing that.


Wednesday August 29, 2018