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A handful of locals are hopeful Harry and Meghan will pay Wainuiomata a visit when they are in New Zealand. The royal couple land on October 28, stopping off in Wellington, Auckland, the Abel Tasman National Park and Rotorua before leaving on November 1. Esther King, from Love Wainuiomata, says she’s really excited about the potential of having the duo visit, with many locals also expressing a similar level of enthusiasm. Continued on page 2. Paetyn McMahon, Chelsea McMahon, Lachlan Hargraves, Josephine King and Aramea King are hopeful Harry and Meghan will come visit their home town. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD
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Continued from page 1. The community group made a video inviting Harry and Meghan, showcasing all that Wainuiomata had to offer in the process. “We thought it was a great chance to invite them and share some of the magic of Wainuiomata. So we made a video including some of Wainuiomata’s most popular attractions to be able to also share with locals and visitors,” Esther says. “Meghan and Harry’s tour is jam packed but we still wanted
to share with them how much Wainuiomata loved the visit by Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and to light the spark for a possible future visit,” she says. The video shares the community’s deep affection for the 1983 royal visit and celebrates why Wainuiomata is the valley with a whole lot of heart. Of the group of locals excited about the potential visit is Esther’s daughter Josephine King, who also starred in the video. Josephine loves the royal pair
and thinks they’re fantastic people – not to mention is also passionate about Wainuiomata like her mum. “Even if they can’t come this time we still wanted to invite them. Wainuiomata is a very friendly and outgoing community and it would be really, really special if they came,” Esther says. “Harry and Meghan are awesome people. They’re the type of people who would shoot hoops with the kids or have a barbecue with the community. We just wanted to let them
know that they’re welcome to come for a visit.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a number of visits planned with a focus on youth initiatives. They have recently spent time in Australia, including opening the Invictus Games in Sydney. They will be officially welcomed at Government House before heading to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for a wreath laying ceremony and to view the UK War Memorial.
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Hutt Valley DHB alerts community to antibiotic resistant bug Hutt Valley DHB has identified five carriers of Carbapenam Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) – a family of bacteria resistant to nearly all antibiotics. Hutt Valley DHB infectious diseases senior medical officer, Dr Matthew Kelly says the community need not be alarmed, but should be aware. “The first line of defence against any bacteria is thorough and frequent handwashing, especially after going to the toilet, and before preparing and eating food,” Matthew says. Carbapenems are a group of antibiotics often used to treat complex infections, or when other antibiotics have been ineffective. Two people were identified in hospital, and three in the community. In all but one person it was an incidental finding, and hasn’t resulted in illness. The one person who did have illness has been successfully treated. “We are taking the presence of CPE in the community
extremely seriously,” Matthew says. “[It] is extremely rare in New Zealand, but also concerning because of its resistance to antibiotics, which is why we are alerting our community,” he says. Hutt Valley DHB are closely managing the five patients and working with their health care professionals. Matthew says they are contacting those people who may have been in contact with the two patients who were in hospital to provide them information about CPE. “The bacteria can be in your gut for months to years and will usually cause no harm. There is no effective way to remove it from the gut and it may stay for longer if you take other antibiotics.” In New Zealand most previous cases have been linked with travel overseas. This cluster of cases appears to have originated in the community, however Hutt Valley DHB has not, to date,
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Community focused on a sustainable Wainuiomata By Dan Whitfield
Community awareness about what needs to happen in Wainuiomata to make it sustainable for future generations has caught the attention of Hutt City Council. Recently, the Wainuiomata News asked the public what they thought and the response was positive and worthwhile. Of the many that were asked, were Lilly Taylor, Otila Osborne, Gerardine Solia-Gibb, and Wainuiomata High School’s head boy Leon McLeod-Venu, as well as several children from St Claudine Thevenet School. Though now living in Auckland, Lilly still has a heart for Wainuiomata and is passionate about seeing things change for the better. “Of course there are the big changes towns can make like installing more solar but there are also so many smaller initiatives with less upfront costs that communities can benefit from,” Lilly says, examples being community veggie gardens and supporting local businesses to go plastic free are all great ways to be more sustainable. “People tend to get more invested in sustainability once they are able to assess pollution for themselves, that’s why citizen science projects like the ones run through Curious Minds are so important,” she says. Gerardine has been living in Wainuiomata for the past 10 years and loves being part of the community. Her suggestion was that Wainuiomata needed a sports hub as it would keep young people active and allow them to see they have potential. She says local sports people in Wainuiomata need to show an interest to schools so young students can see a pathway to representing Wainuiomata at
inbrief news Delays for commuters Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua bus customers will face disruption to their travel on Thursday due to a strike by members of the Tramways Union employed by bus operator Tranzurban. Metlink was unsure how any industrial action was going to play out but kept bus travellers updated on the evolving situation through the Metlink website and social media channels. Metlink regrets the impact industrial action had on bus customers.
Take a look at the heritage Wellington Heritage Week is back for its second year starting this week, showcasing the history of the city with events, tours, exhibitions, and peeks behind the scenes of some hidden treasures.
Christmas Star Appeal launches ABOVE: Hutt City Council is focused on Wainuiomata and making it sustainable for future generations. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD
club level, rather than going over the hill for opportunities. “We need to think how can we develop our youth; our youth are the future. The amount of young talent we have here is unbelievable, they just need that drive and mentors in their lives, and there are plenty here in Wainuiomata,” she says. Otila explains that there needs to be more community-focused events to draw out the great talent in our young people. An example she gave was a Wainuiomata talent contest that would give them young people a chance to perform. “[It would] keep our young people engaged and give an opportunity to shine,” Otila says. Leon believes making the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre “more alive” would help not only with the growth of the community but will bring popularity
back to Wainuiomata. St Claudine Thevenet School’s Mikayla Gear saw protecting the environment by reducing the amount of food packaging people discard as a priority, while Keira Smith explains there needs to be a “big push from our local government to invest more money into places like us, so people actually want to live and be in Wainuiomata.” Another suggestion was to clean up waterways and parks so that rubbish does not pollute Wainuiomata. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says the people of Wainuiomata are incredibly passionate and want the best for their community so it’s always great to see these sort of discussions happening. “Hutt City Council is putting a lot of focus on initiatives that will make a real difference in the
lives of our tamariki and ensure that Wainuiomata is a great place to live, work and play for everyone,” Ray says. Council is committeed to providing opportunities for young people to participate in sporting and cultural activities, encouraging a more sustainable community and supporting local businesses to thrive are at the forefront of our thinking and vision for Wainuiomata. “We are committed to the Wainui Sportsville project and the fantastic potential this has for everyone in Wainui. “Ultimately we need the clubs’ support and commitment to making this a reality. Wainuiomata is growing and has so much potential - we’re working to make sure that we make the most of this opportunity to enhance the lives of all of those who live here,” Ray says.
Be someone’s star this Christmas and help people in need across Wellington. For many of us, Christmas is a season of celebration – where the table is packed with food, gifts are under the tree, and there’s plenty of time to spend with family and friends. But the reality is that not everyone is able to have a Christmas like this. For thousands of people across the Wellington region who are already struggling, Christmas is a time of anxiety, uncertainty and loneliness. The appeal starts on Monday, October 29 with the launch taking place on the waterfront near Te Papa.
Rock ‘n’ Roll takes over Labour Weekend in Lower Hutt was rocking as the Wellington Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Club hosted the 2018 Senior National Rock and Roll dancing competition More than 170 competitors from clubs around the country showed off their moves for the national competition.
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Maori Leader dies Maori leader and businessman Sir Ngatata Love has died. Ngatata, 81, died at his Korokoro home on Wednesday last week, surrounded by family, a statement from his whanau published by Te Upoko o te Ika Radio on Facebook said. Born in Lower Hutt, the man was a powerful advocate for Maori throughout the lower North Island, working with various groups on Waitangi Tribunal claims and land issues.
Become someone’s star this Christmas The Wellington City Mission is giving people living in Wainuiomata the chance to be someone’s star and help people
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The collection of Countdown store managers from the Hutt Valley came together to clean up their neighbourhood. Gaye Grossett, Mike Cundy, Lyndon Reinecke, Paul Livingstone, Nigel Harman, Marcus Griffin, and Tua Otto took to the Hutt River surroundings and picked up over 30 kilograms of rubbish between Meiling Bridge and the Ewen Bridge.
29 and Wellington City Missioner Murray Edridge says there are lots of ways people can get involved – including supporting the iconic Walk of Fame. Murray is encouraging businesses, individuals, families and groups to get their name or logo on a Hollywood Walk of Fame-styled star, which will be displayed along Wellington’s waterfront during December. Each star represents families being supported this Christmas and beyond. Last Christmas, hundreds of people across the Wellington region were stars to those who were struggling. “Because of this generous support, the Mission was able to feed around 3000 people through Christmas food parcels and provide 1700 children with new gifts,” Murray says. The Mission also distributed donations to 38 other social service agencies across the region. “[We’re] so thankful for the support and by getting involved, you will make a significant difference in the life of a Wellington family or individual who is struggling. You will be their
star this Christmas, bringing them hope, joy, and courage by showing that people in their community care,” Murray says. One family who received help from the Mission last Christmas says they will remember their daughter’s first Christmas because of the support they received. “We were together as a family in our beautiful new home, which was full of love and Christmas spirit. Our Mission social worker was a big part of that, because she’d given us an amazing surprise a couple of days before Christmas. She visited us with toys and a bag of Christmas food – which we would otherwise have gone without,” they say. Another way people can support the Christmas Star Appeal is through the Mission’s annual Street Day Collection, taking place on Friday, December 7; as well as the iconic Pack the Bus event which will be taking place from November 26 to December 7. For more information about the Christmas Star Appeal or to donate, visit ChristmasStar. co.nz.
Wednesday October 24, 2018
Volunteers needed for spruce up
DOC interns painting a hut at Catchpool in 2017. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Volunteers are needed to help spruce up the facilities at Remutaka Forest Park next weekend. The Department of Conservation has organised a volunteer day that will involve work on and around the Catchpool campground, education centre and other areas on Saturday, October 27. DOC’s recreation and historic ranger Suzi Tuffin says the work is mostly sanding and painting buildings and floors in the campground and education centre, cleaning up car parks, sprucing up signage around the park, and a bit of water blasting. “If we have enough people, we’ll be able to clear some vegetation around buildings and tracks too. It’s a chance for the community to help get this popular spot ship shape for summer,” Suzi says. Members of the community are invited along to take part and lend a hand. The day will start at 9am and go through until about
4pm, with a barbecue lunch provided. “Usually, maintenance of our tracks and buildings is done regularly across the year, with small teams. From time to time, a bigger push is needed and that’s where a lot of people can really help,” Suzi says. “People often ask if there is any volunteer work they can do for us. Events like this provide them with that opportunity and means we get to team up with the communities who enjoy using popular places like Catchpool,” she says. People interested in taking part need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 470 8412. The 22,000 ha Remutaka Forest Park encompasses much of the Remutaka Range. It is easily accessible from Wainuiomata and the area is popular with trampers and hunters. A second working bee will be held on Wednesday, November 28.
Catchpool Stream, near the picnic area at Catchpool Valley. PHOTO: Laura Honey, Department of Conservation.
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Free entry on open days Wainuiomata Summer Pool – Saturday 3 November Eastbourne Summer Pool – Saturday 10 November McKenzie Baths Summer Pool – Saturday 10 November Check out huttcity.govt.nz/summer-pools A planting day at the Catchpool Valley car park. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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Wainuiomata’s connection to Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand Dawn Chambers knows a thing or two about Wainuiomata’s connection to women’s suffrage in New Zealand. More than 90,000 New Zealand women went to the polls on November 28, 1893 after gaining the right to vote. To date just one woman is known to have signed the petition and that was 46-year-old Eliza Campbell, the mother of 11 Wainuiomata-born children. Eliza was born in Wainuiomata in 1846 and was the second daughter of the eight children of David and Sarah Dick. The backstory starts after the 1891 census when the Hutt Electorate was abolished and replaced with two new electorates: Wellington Suburbs and Otaki. Wainuiomata was the most southern district in the Otaki Electorate which included Taita, Upper Hutt and Kaitoke and continued from just north of Porirua to Bulls. “To qualify to vote women had to be 21 years of age, lived in the colony for a year and resided in the electoral district for three months,” Dawn says. “They had to fill in a form stating their name, address and occupation and have it attested by a Justice of the Peace, postmaster or someone who was already on the electoral roll.”
In 1893, Wainuiomata had two JPs – John Wakeham, residing at Northbrook, and John McIlvride, who was also the Postmaster and lived in the village. “They led by example as the wives and daughters of both men registered to vote,” Dawn says. “There were about 215 people living in the district at the time and just over half were eligible to vote. Only 18 of the 47 eligible women registered,” Dawn says. These women are featured on the suffrage heritage panels at the Wainuiomata Museum. The Otaki Electoral Roll recorded four distinct localities in the Wainuiomata district – Wainuiomata, Orongorongo Station, Pencarrow Head and Gollan’s Valley. “None of the nine women of the southern communities registered to vote. A different group that didn’t register were the seven women ranging in age from 62 to 87 years of age,” Dawn says. The Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society has researched the participation of Wainuiomata women in the very first election available to them, and is inviting residents to learn about local history. A display has been set up at the museum to locally celebrate the Wainuiomata women who registered to vote 125 years ago.
Eliza Campbell’s signature on its own taken from Sheet 284 Lower Hutt available online in Archway Archives NZ Reference AEBE 27184 This year marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. On September 19, 1893, the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.
Support comes in for student rugby trip By Dan Whitfield
Support is continuing for Wainuiomata High School’s first XV who have an opportunity to play international rugby next year. Twent y-f ive players have
signed up and will play four games across Japan over 14 days in October 2019. The team will come up against sides of the same level and also have the opportunity to make connections with the rugby community in
another country. Coach Phillip Kauika says for them to be from Wainuiomata and have an opportunity to get out of the country to do something they’re passionate about is great.
He says things are going pretty well, with another event raising $2700 for the trip. “We want to express our sincere thanks to all those who have supported us,” Phillip says. If you would like to support
the team heading to Japan next year, contact Phillip Kauika via the school office on 04 939 3224. Alternatively, there will be a number of fundraising events held throughout this year for people to show their support.
Wednesday October 24, 2018
Wainui High students represent their community and culture By Dan Whitfield
A group of students from Wainuiomata High School have returned to school with a spring in their step after representing their community and culture in Japan. Eleven students, all from the school’s kapa haka group, joined five others from the Hutt Valley for an opportunity to travel to Japan as part of a two-week exchange at the end of term three. The trip saw the students visit and perform in front of their sister schools, Oshukan High School and Iizuka High School, and full itinerary, including travelling around a number of other cities. International Student Dean Daiji Kataoka says the trip went great. “We performed in Tokyo, Osaka Minoh (sister city) and Fukuoka over 10 times to thousands of people. They all loved the Kapa Haka performance, and were all moved by the passion and energy coming out of the performance,” Daiji says. “Students were all loved by the host families in Japan who took them everywhere. Many cried when they left the families. They loved the foods and people and their hospitality,” he says. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace, also on a mayoral trip in Japan, explained that it was a big honour to have a Wainuiomata Kapa Haka group perform. He says it was outstanding to see them act as young ambassadors for Hutt City.
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ABOVE: Katokakala Tuivai from Heret aunga Colle ge, Keita Moses, from Wainuiomata High School, and Janelle Rata-Takimoana, from Naenae College were front and centre at one of the per formances in Japan. PHOTO: SUPPLIED RIGHT: Members of Wainuiomata’s kapa haka group performing. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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HighLight is over for another year, with thousands attending the annual event at Lower Hutt’s Riddiford Garden. The gardens were transformed by creepy crawlies, mythical creatures, and the power of the elements as HighLight rolled into town from October 19 to October 22. HighLight’s charity partner this year was Te Omanga Hospice. The money raised will be used to rebuild its earthquake-prone building. HighLight carnival director and Hutt City Council events manager Carla Steed says “We’re blown away by the turn-out for HighLight 2018. Numbers are still to be confirmed, but we know that we exceeded last year’s event. It was so great to see the energy the festival brought to Lower Hutt and the benefits to the hospitality and service businesses in the city who said they had their highest sales year-to-date over the four nights the light festival ran. “I’m really pleased the event has been so well received and that the Lower Hutt and the wider Wellington community were able to enjoy first-hand this showcase of creativity.” PHOTOS: SUPPLIED
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Wainuiomata groups seek funding By Dan Whitfield
Hutt City Council have had a number of applications to Creative Communities for funding, including three from Wainuiomata. The Creative Communities Funding Scheme supports the community to be involved in the arts, whether that’s music, theatre, festivals, mural painting, outdoor sculptures, art in public spaces, kapa haka, singing, art workshops or something else. This year the Wainuiomata Art Exhibition Steering Group applied for $2078 towards the art exhibition planned for March 2019. Tina Rae Carter, a Wainuiomata-based artist, applied for $6016 towards a mural project with Tihei Rangatahi. Aidan Walbaekken, another Wainuiomata-based artist, also applied for $3679 towards a series of stencilling workshops based at his art space, the Stranded Artist Creative Space and Gallery. The Creative Communities panel are currently assessing the 22 total applications from throughout Lower Hutt, and will meet on October 30 to allocate the funding. It has $35,000 to allocate, and the total requests came to $59,758. Past successful applicants include Hutt-based Tape Art NZ, who applied for funding for their Community Labyrinth as part of the Hutt Winter Festival.
From front left, Struan Ashby, Olivia Shaw, Erica Duthie, Kayleigh-Ann Smith. Back from left, Trishna Williams, Joanne Hawes, Tarn Ashby, Isla Ashby, Charlotte Rempala and Tim Rempala helping Tape Art NZ with their Community Labyrinth. PHOTO: Masanori Udagawa
Christians to protest again against the removal of God and religion from Parliament Hundreds of Christians will take part in another rally at Parliament on Tuesday, October 30 but this time it’s an official protest at the removal of “Jesus Christ” from the Parliamentary Prayer. In January this year, a lunchtime rally was held at Parliament to encourage Government to consider reinstating the name of Jesus Christ in the opening
prayer, but clearly the message didn’t get through. This time, hundreds of Christians from around the country will gather to protest what the organisers believe is the first step in removing God completely from our Parliamentary proceedings. The rally will be held at Parliament Grounds, from 12pm to 1.30pm.
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Players raise thousands for children’s hospital The Wellington Children’s Hospital will receive $7000 after a dedicated fundraising effort by the Wellington Lions squad. Each year the Wellington Lions Mitre 10 Cup squad form four mini teams and are set challenges for the season. This season the players decided to try and raise money for the side’s charity partner, The Wellington Children’s Hospital. Through their interaction with the staff and patients at the hospital, the players spent a large number of hours coming up with fundraising plans to raise as much money as they could from an initial outlay of $200. That included running a number raffles with the players coming up with their own
prizes, including lunch with the squad at The Green Man. The winning mini team, which raised $3630, set up an online raffle while other teams opted to invite people to come and work out at a cross-fit session while they had a collection on the door. Senior Lions player Galu Taufale was part of the mini team which topped the fundraising and he has taken a leading role in the fundraising and working with hospital staff to find out exactly where the money will be used. He said the players had also chosen where some of the money would be used, including on a new vein illumination machine.
Arrest made in relation to pharmacy robbery A man appeared in the Hutt Valley District Court last week charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of attempted aggravated robbery after being arrested this month. The Queen Street Pharmacy in Upper Hutt was first robbed on the evening on Sunday, October 7. A 29-year-old entered the store’s Andrews Lane entrance at 7.10pm and confronted two employees with a large knife, demanding prescription medication. After receiving a quantity of drugs he left the shop. Police were called again around 10.50am on Saturday, October 13, following another robbery in which the man made off with a small amount of prescription medication. The man was arrested after allegedly attempting to rob the pharmacy for a third time October 14. At 6.51pm the man, armed with a craft
knife, tried to enter the back door of the pharmacy. Staff locked the door and the offender left the scene. In response, police set up cordons and carried out thorough area enquiries. Investigative work had already established a positive line of enquiry in regards to a suspect and at 8.20 pm the man was located in the Totara Park area and arrested. Inspector James McKay said the outcome is pleasing. “This arrest is the result of great coordinated Police work in conjunction with the assistance of the pharmacy staff,” he says. “Aggravated robberies are vicious crimes and are incredibly traumatic for the victims involved. We hope this result shows the community that police do not tolerate this type of offending and we are committed to making sure people are held accountable for their actions.”
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Old memories from the rugby field By Dan Whitfield
It was Wainuiomata versus Parkway as old boys from the two colleges met for a friendly game to relive memories. Though back in the day the sporting match ups saw the most of the town turn up in support, game organiser Gerard Eising was pleased with the turn out, both on and off the field. The game was held on Saturday at the Wainuiomata Rugby Club’s
William Jones Park, and say the alumni of Wainuiomata College take out the 6-2 win. Undertones of the fierce rivalry that once was could be seen at times in Saturday’s game, with players taking things seriously – yet still having fun. Gerard says for the first get together, the inaugural match was good to watch. “The two schools used to have the biggest competition,” Gerard says.
The two teams, Parkway and Wainuiomata college players. Wainuiomata College won 6-2. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Larry Gladwell captained the Wainuiomata College team and Peter Jones captained the Parkway College team. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD Saturday turned out to be a great day for rugby. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD
Yearbury again the toughest of the tough By Andy McGechan
Only the bravest dared to enter and only a few survived to finish, but that was perhaps to be expected from an event called the Husqvarna Hard Adventure Enduro. This year’s third annual running
of the extreme motorcycle event was again a brutal affair and the similarities didn’t end there either, with the same hard-as-nails rider who won it last season winning it outright again – Cambridge diesel mechanic Dylan Yearbury. This “last man standing” affair, in
Overall runner-up to Yearbury was Whitaker – who remarkably finished just 49 seconds behind after more than 12 hours of riding. PHOTO: Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
untamed forestry land between Tokoroa and Taupo, offered up plenty of drama and the 23-year-old was not immune to misfortune, which made it even more surprising that he could celebrate back-to-back wins in this stern two-and-a-half-day test of man and machine. The event kicked off on Friday afternoon with a “prologue”, a series of sprints over man-made obstacles, including tractor tyres, concrete pipes, metal skip bins, a narrow beam “tightrope” and wooden ramps, with a few sharp-edged boulders thrown in for good
measure. Results here determined the starting order for the following two days of forest riding. The event was designed to be tormenting, offering up tracks with varying degrees of difficulty, depending on whether a rider was graded as gold, silver or bronze calibre. Riders navigated the course using a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) device mounted on their handlebars and even that didn’t prevent some riders getting a little lost at times. Twice more Dylan was lucky to receive assistance from his
rivals – Wainuiomata’s Jake Whitaker helping him scale a huge log and Helensville’s Tom Buxton assisting him on a hill climb – these actions epitomising the camaraderie that exists between these battle-hardened dirt bike riders. “We all want to win, but we’re all mates too,” he says. Overall runner-up to Dylan was Jake – who remarkably finished just 49 seconds behind after more than 12 hours of riding – followed by Tom, with New Plymouth man Parker and Hamilton’s Phil Singleton rounding out the top five.
Cambridge’s Dylan Yearbury (Husqvarna TE300), who made it back-to-back wins for the annual Husqvarna Hard Adventure Enduro event at Labour Weekend. PHOTO: Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ. com
Wednesday October 24, 2018
Wellington Pride and Moata’ane win Porirua Park silverware The Wellington Pride were the big winners from the weekend’s rugby decider, beating the Otago Spirit 57-5 to claim the Women’s NPC Championship silverware. The side roared back into the Farah Palmer Cup Premiership ranks for 2019 after accounting for a gallant but overmatched Otago Spirit side 57-5 in the Championship final at Jerry Collins Stadium. It was a bright start to the match from both sides, with the visitors having the opening say when they worked a large overlap on the left to give left winger Kiana Wereta an unopposed run to the line. The Pride got into their work soon thereafter with winger Monica Tagoai crossing, followed by prop Angel Uila barging over from short range to give Wellington a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. If Otago’s challenge wasn’t tough enough, it got harder 25 minutes in when they suffered the one loss they couldn’t afford when centre and newly-named Black Fern Kilisitina Moata’ane limped off with an ankle injury; hopefully that won’t stop her getting on the plane on Friday. Wellington took advantage to cross twice more before halftime through industrious lock Joanah Ngan-Woo and her Ories teammate fullback Timena Tuma’ai, with Amanda Rasch converting both for a 24-5 lead. Wellington would add another
Accaia Te Iwi Mate running the ball up for Wellington Pride. PHOTO: Daryl New
five tries in the second half, as their size and physicality advantage proved telling. Tighthead prop Janet Taumoli started the parade, with four Otago defenders unable to stop her close to the line, before firstly Tuma’ai and then Tagoai – with a weaving 40m run – each scored their second tries of the day. Skipper Jackie Patea-Fereti got her name amongst the scorers when she strolled over almost unopposed from a lineout move, and Dora Laupola completed events two minutes from time when she became the third
Pride prop to touch down. Rasch kicked six from nine conversions from the tee. Despite the mounting scoreline and the loss of Moata’ane Otago kept at it, but fell at this stage for the second consecutive year. Openside Georgia Mason was a menace at the breakdown, and it was somewhat unfortunate that she went to the bin when referee Brittany Andrew tired of Otago’s indiscretions at the breakdown. Second-five Greer Muir also tried hard and fullback Sheree Hume made several big tackles that were needed.
Although neither got on the scoresheet, the Pride got fine games out of first-five Acacia Te Iwimate – playing her 50th for the side – and centre Fa’asua Makisi, with their teammates the beneficiaries of their work. Patea-Fereti was typically industrious along with hooker Alicia Print, with the replacement front row trio of Rosie Stirling, Laupola, and Elieta Taito delivering a significant impact when they got on. In particular Laupola and fellow replacement Bernadette Robertson delivered fends and bump-offs that got
loud reactions from the crowd. The Pride finish the season having won six of their seven games with their record only blotted by a first-round lost to Hawke’s Bay when shorthanded. In particular they were they only side to lower Canterbury’s colours, with the defending cha mpions rout ing Counties-Manukau 52-29 to claim their back-to-back Premiership titles. The Pride also established a new Women’s NPC season points scoring record, tallying 449 season points.
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Toddy, the trophy and a trip to the bathroom
Teams huddled together to respect a Wainuiomata Rugby League player who died suddenly earlier this year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Pacific represented at Wainuiomata competition Wainuiomata hosted the Pacific Cup, seeing a number of Wellington rugby league players converge on Wise Park. There were a number of Wainuiomata locals that competed in the tournament, including Luka Gibb, who played for Wellington Niue, coached by Wainuiomata’s Legend Billy Weepu.
There was also the Wainuiomata Samoans, coached and including Pat Tanoa, and a Wainuiomata Maori side. Other teams included the Hutt Valley Samoans, Hutt Valley Maori, Wellington Cook Islands, Wellington Niue, and Wellington Fiji. The competition was won by Whiti Te Ra/ Raukawa Ki Runga Maori.
There is nothing better than a free lunch. The national provincial rugby championship is a glorious nursery for New Zealand rugby but it’s worth is going unappreciated. This Saturday, Auckland will play Canterbury in the premiership final and entry will be free to everyone who wants to witness it at Eden Park. It’s a good initiative to give a final the atmosphere it deserves, but a sad reality of how irrelevant the competition has become to the casual rugby fan over the past 20 years. My first live rugby memory was watching Todd Blackadder’s Canterbury beat Counties Manukau in the 1997 provincial final. A photo of Toddy hoisting the trophy aloft hung in my bathroom for many years and may do so again in the future. I sat at ground level on temporary seating on the sideline such was demand for tickets to the 38,000-seat venue. It was a sunny afternoon game (imagine that for an outlandish theory to draw people in) and running rugby
was the order of the day with more than a dozen All Blacks on show. Jonah Lomu and Joeli Vidiri were on the wings for Counties but Canterbury proved too strong winning 44-13. I can’t remember much of the game itself as sitting ground level as an eight-year-old meant I wasn’t tall enough to see any exciting moments. More than 40,000 people saw that final live and there were even more at Dunedin’s Carisbrook the following year when 40,626 witnessed Otago bear Waikato for the 1998 crown. Even with free tickets, it’s unlikely half that will turn up on Saturday. It’s my belief, the provincial competition is what keeps the All Blacks at the top of the rugby world. It’s the reason Steve Hansen can name a 51-strong end of season squad and still have players feel hard done by when they miss out. Some of the best things in life are simple and effective. The NPC competition may be lost in the oversaturated New Zealand rugby market but it still has its place. Provincial rugby is the strength of rugby in New Zealand.
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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