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Arakura School will welcome the community in for a fundraising Twilight Gala this Friday. Organiser Awhina Waimotu says students and teachers have been working hard and everyone is very excited. Over the last 12 weeks, students at Arakura School have been making crafts and a range of items to sell, with the money raised going towards supporting their school. Continued on page 2. Jovahn Ngata, Piiata Mei-Tattersall, Jacobus Tanis, Daksha Shankar, Michael Kea, Charnce Toa, Isla Barkley, Linkin Gore, Kody Daymond-Lints, and Tessa Davis are excited to help support this Friday. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD


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Arakura’s community gala to welcome all Continued from page 1. Awhina says everything that’s raised will go back into the curriculum and fund more activities in classrooms. “Our children are very excited as we get closer to our gala and we want to get the community involved,” Awhina says. There will be plenty for the community to see and buy including home baking, cards, lollies and rock monsters. There will also be entertainment on the night for all ages. “There are so many things we want to give our children – so this is about putting back into the school,” Awhina says. The gala is happening on Friday afternoon from 4.30pm until 8pm at the school on Wellington Road. “It’s awesome. We’ve had heaps of our community get behind us and it’s a whole school event; we’re doing this together,” she says. Each class has been given an item to make or create in order to sell at the gala. The Wainuiomata News spoke to several of the children about the gala. All were on board and excited to support their school.

Jovahn Ngata, Piiata Mei-Tattersall, Jacobus Tanis, Daksha Shankar, Michael Kea and Charnce Toa - and their peers - have all made things to sell at the gala happening this Friday. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD

Status quo decided how residents are represented at Hutt City Council It’s been decided — Hutt City Council will keep its current way of electing the mayor and councillors as well as how residents are represented by community boards and panels. A representation review was conducted over the last few months and looked at how the Council is elected in time for the October 2019 local government elections. It involved extensive consultation, including three surveys of Lower Hutt residents that cost $22,589 in total. Councillors and other council representatives also engaged in workshops as part of the review. In total, nine submissions were considered by councillors

at the October 9 full Council meeting. Council resolved to stay with its initial proposal with the mayor being elected by the whole city as required by the Local Electoral Act, the Council continuing to be elected by wards with two councillors per ward and the three community boards – Eastbourne, Wainuiomata and Petone. Council extensively debated suggestions made through the nine submissions it received before reaching its final decision. Proposals included having council elected by the city and having elected community boards across the entire city; another also suggested amal-

gamating the Eastbourne and Petone community boards, as they are both part of the Harbour Ward. Acting mayor David Bassett says submissions were well thought out and provided much for councillors to debate. “This review is central to how democracy works in Lower Hutt so it was heartening so much effort was put into the submissions,” David says. The surveys were paid for out of council funds, derived from rates, service fees and charges, dividends from council-controlled organisations and other sources. Divisiona l ma nager for strategy and planning Wendy


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Youth MPs under the watchful eyes of Hutt’s best By Dan Whitfield

Eperu Sa’u has been chosen as the youth MP to represent Labour’s Ginny Andersen at Youth Parliament 2019. The Wainuiomata local will represent the Hutt South area alongside the Labour List MP. Ginny says there was an incredibly high standard of applicants and that it was actually quite difficult to make the decision. However, she was thrilled to announce Eperu as her youth counterpart. “Eperu is clearly passionate about his community and he cares deeply about the issue of poverty in new Zealand,” Ginny says. Eperu Sa’u is a year 12 student at St Bernard’s College in Lower Hutt. He came to New Zealand as a five-year-old, with parents Aneterea and Emi Sa’u and attended the local primary school and Wainuiomata Intermediate. Chyna West-John, was also selected as Hutt South MP Chris Bishop’s youth MP. The young Hutt Valley resident recently won the Westpac Hutt City Youth Award for Overcoming Adversity and wants to see a positive change in her community. She was named a prefect at St Catherine’s College and has been an incredible role model and mentor to her fellow peers throughout her journey over the years. Chris says it is an incredibly tough call selecting a Youth MP but “Chyna was the standout applicant.” “She is an inspirational young woman who has been through an awful lot in her life, and she has a powerful message that I think the New Zealand public needs to hear. I am certain she


inbrief news Keep your pets safe on November 5 Monday, November 5 is often the scariest day of the year for pets, who can become distressed when they hear fireworks. While most humans will enjoy the celebrations around Guy Fawkes, many pets unfortunately are traumatised by fireworks, says SPCA CEO Andrea Midgen. Each year SPCA receives dozens of calls relating to fireworks issues including: animal injuries, frightened animals, missing pets, and occasionally, abuse of animals. “Unfortunately, Guy Fawkes can lead to animals running away and going missing, injuring themselves or becoming susceptible to traffic accidents. We urge pet owners to keep their pets inside and safe on Guy Fawkes night,” she says.

Further investment in Remutaka Cycle Trail Chris Bishop has welcomed an announcement of a further $56,000 of Government funding for the Remutaka Cycle Trail. The MP for Hutt South says this new funding will be used for the construction of an off-road track alongside Lake Wairarapa, taking riders off the Western Lake Road. The funding comes from the Government’s Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund which was established in February 2014.

ABOVE: Emi and Eperu Sa’u, with Ginny Andersen and Aneterea Sa’u.

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RIGHT: Chris Bishop with his youth MP, Chyna WestJohn. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

will represent young people in Hutt South well at Youth Parliament next year,” he says. As part of the Youth MP programme, Eperu and Chyna will attend Parliament for two days in 2019 and debate on issues that youth candidates have selected to discuss. In the meantime, the duo

will be shadowing their senior counterparts to see what is involved in representing the electorate. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Eperu to learn and develop his natural leadership skills and understand the Government decision making process. It’s also going to be a

lot of fun,” Ginny says. “Youth Parliament is also an opportunity for me. It is good to learn from the next generation about how we can do things better. I’m really looking forward to working with Eperu and seeing him take full advantage of this opportunity,” she says.

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New and improved access at the southern end of Eastbourne’s Muritai Road will make life much easier for walkers and cyclists heading along the coast to the bays and East Harbour Regional Park. Vehicle access through Burdan’s Gate will remain restricted, but a new bike squeeze barrier and pram portal will relieve visitors of the difficulty of having to lift bikes and prams over the gate to continue their journeys further south. “The gate was becoming a real burden for some visitors, particularly for the fast growing band of e-bikers, whose bikes can weigh over 30kgs,” says Ranger Mark McAlpine.

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inbrief news Inspiring Future Generations of STEM Professionals A pioneering programme driven by the Hutt City Council and the local Rotary Club is changing the way young women view careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with more opportunities across New Zealand. Since launching in 2017 eighty young women in their senior secondary school years have taken part in Innovative Young Minds (IYM). IYM opens for applications for the 2019 on 1 November. The programme is expanding from 40 places to 80 and being run in two one-week blocks in the July 2019 school holidays. Applications are welcome from Lower Hutt secondary school students and, for the first time, applications are being encouraged from secondary schools across New Zealand.

New chief executive of UHCC Mayor Wayne Guppy has announced the appointment of Peter Kelly as Chief Executive of Upper Hutt City Council. Having served in the New Zealand Army for 33 years in various roles and countries, Peter will join the Upper Hutt City Council after his most recent position as Chief of Army. “As mayor of Upper Hutt — and with the full support of our councillors — I am delighted to appoint Mr Kelly to this role,” Wayne says. “He is highly respected and experienced, and has enjoyed a successful career as a senior leader within the New Zealand Army,” he says. Peter has been appointed for 5 years from November 7, 2018.


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Keri Brown is standing up for what is right as a Wainuiomata Community Champion. She is part of a team of 10 local residents facing up the new It’s Not OK initiative, with an aim to stand up to the issue of family violence in Wainuiomata. It sees whanau and community work together to ensure a positive change happens. “My slogan is simple and applies to everyone, as kiwis we have a ‘harden up and get on with it’ mentality; [but] it’s OK to ask for help,” Keri says. “None of us are immune to life’s challenges and asking for help is a strength not a weakness. It’s a positive and hopeful message. Every single one of us need support at some stage – none of us are immune, but we get very used to not asking,” she says. When asked what inspired her to join on as a community champion, Keri explains it was the thought that she was resilient from the challenges.


“I thought I was resilient from the challenges of being a teenage mum but in the last few years I experienced intense grief from losing my father and brother to cancer within a relatively close period of time,” Keri says. “In my role, I am helping others and asking others to get help but I didn’t apply that to myself. Once I asked for help I was able to navigate my way through what everyone experiences at some time. “The Wainuiomata Community Champions are all locals who are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends, teammates. They love their community and want to provide another avenue to talk and ask for help,” she says. Keri says her vision is for every person in Wainuiomata to feel supported and to know where to get help when they experience life’s challenges. “I have a special interest in supporting elderly. I have met so many who don’t want to ask for help as they ‘don’t want to be a

Keri Brown is a Wainuiomata resident with a heart for her community. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

burden’. I want to change that.” One way Keri intends to achieve this is continually find-

ing opportunities to give the positive message that it’s ok to ask for help.

ATM to be removed early next year By Dan Whitfield

ANZ is planning to remove one of its most vandalised ATMs in the country from Wainuiomata next year. The machine in Homedale Village will be shut down around March next year when its lease expires. The closure of the ATM adds to the banking services that continue to exit the Lower Hutt suburb. Emma Mellow, ANZ external communications manager for corporate affairs, says the ATM will not be replaced, citing the frequent vandalism.

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“The ATM is low use and is one of the most vandalised in our fleet - the most recent damage occurred just a few weeks ago and cost $1700 to repair,” Emma says. “We still have two other ATMs in Wainuiomata - in Queen St and Wainuiomata Rd. That is twice as many as any other bank in Wainuiomata,” she says. Emma says ANZ does not charge customers additional fees if they use other providers’ ATMs, meaning Wainuiomata customers can use an additional three ATMs in the community free of charge.

“We’re always reviewing where we have ATMs to best meet customer demand,” she says. ANZ shut its and Wainuiomata’s last full-service bank branch in June. But Chris Bishop, whose office is just a couple of metres from the ATM, is unhappy with the decision, saying that it is “ridiculous.” In a letter replying to the Hutt South MP, ANZ group manager and NZ chief executive officer David Hisco says Wainuiomata has five other ATMs in close proximity to the one on Main

Road and believed the coverage is appropriate give current usage trends. According to ANZ the transaction history mirrored the trend the company had seen across its ATM network, with volumes declining by over 21 per cent in the last six years. “[This] is disputed by people in the local area. This is the wrong decision and extremely frustrating,” Chris says. Chris says he is in the process of writing to all other banks to ask them if they will take over the slot and open an ATM to replace ANZ.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: As a resident do you want to see Wainuiomata Shopping Centre, developed and why? If not, what would you like to see replace it?

Gabriel Tupou, Wainuiomata “Yes, because it is a necessary stepping stone to a thriving local economy that will keep up with our ever growing population.”

Keri Brown, Wainuiomata “Yes. A redeveloped mall will be the heart of the community.”

Robert Morgan, Wainuiomata “The obvious that it would be good for the community and local businesses, it has the potential to enhance Wainuiomata instead of being an eyesore.”

Tina Jones, Wainuiomata “ I would like to see Wainuiomata Shopping Centre developed for local residents especially the elderly as going over the hill can be costly.”

Rebecca Bentley, Wainuiomata “I would love to see the shopping centre developed. The community is getting bigger quickly, so the supply should be able to meet demand now better than ever before!”

Denise Anglesey, Wainuiomata “Yes. I would like to see it developed with a needs of locals focus encouraging local spending and growth.”

Thousands attend HighLight again Has Secret Santa got you stumped this year? Colin the T-Rex could be the ultimate Christmas gift. Colin the T-Rex was custom designed and built by Macaulay Metals and Real Steel for the 2018 HighLight Carnival of Lights which took place in Lower Hutt from October 19-22. Measuring 12.6m long and 5.8 metres tall, not to mention weighing in at around fivetonnes, the “one of a kind piece of exceptional engineering and design work” is up for auction on Trade Me, with all proceeds going to Te Omanga Hospice.

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Te Omanga Hospice provides palliative care to those living with a terminal or life limiting illness in the Hutt Valley and is currently undergoing a total rebuild of their facility following recent earthquakes. The sellers say they are “really excited to see Colin go to a good home and raise money for a fantastic cause.” The auction closed at 7.30pm on Sunday. Colin the T-Rex sold for $33,200 to thebestdeal57 from Auckland. Following the Christchurch earthquakes, Te Omanga Hos-

pice’s building was assessed as earthquake prone and the decision was made to rebuild it on the current site at Woburn Road. The new hospice will be on the same site as the old building. However, it will include better facilities and improved efficiencies, contributing to long-term economic sustainability. There is no Government funding available for the rebuild of the hospice. Te Omanga Hospice are relying on the generosity of the community to raise around $10 million, of which it has 25 per cent left to raise as of October 2018.

Minimal impact from bus strike as 98pc of buses run Strike action by some bus drivers had minimal impact only on bus services in Wellington City and the Hutt Valley, with 98 per cent of scheduled trips operating as normal. There were some cancellations in the Hutt Valley particularly on the 110 route from Upper Hutt, and on the 160 and 170 routes from Wainuiomata. However, services still ran on these routes

and others in the Hutt Valley. School services were not affected by the strike action, and the operator prioritised all other routes taken by school children. Metlink regrets the impact and uncertainty the industrial action by some members of the Tramways Union had. Tranzurban delivered 96.7 per cent of commuter services and 100 per cent of school services

in Wellington and the Hutt Valley during the industrial action. “We couldn’t be prouder of our loyal drivers and our entire team,” says Tranzurban managing director Paul Snelgrove following a strike by Tramways Union members. “There was some uncertainty about how things might go but everyone across the whole operation pulled together to make sure

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commuters weren’t too put out. “We’d like to especially thank commuters for their patience and understanding. They’re the ones most inconvenienced by this totally unnecessary, unreasonable and unjustified industrial action by the union,” Paul says. A total of 59 Hutt Valley bus trips were cancelled as at 4.30pm on Thursday, with five trip cancellations in Wellington.


As at 4.30pm, only 25 of Tranzurban’s 290 drivers had opted to strike throughout the day. Tranzurban last week initiated Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment-mediated talks, with a meeting set for October 31. Paul says that should the union opt to push on with strike action, commuters are advised to keep a close eye on Metlink’s service updates on the Metlink website.

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The Community Spirit Awards Presentation Wednesday 7 November 2018 6:00pm The Community Spirit Awards will be presented by His Worship Mayor Wallace followed by light refreshments.

ABOVE: Mayor Ray Wallace at the official opening on Sunday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED RIGHT: Jean Collins cutting the ribbon. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Restoration and opening of vestry The restoration of Wainuiomata Pioneer Church is now complete and an official opening ceremony was held on Sunday to celebrate. The opening of the replacement vestry was also held on Sunday. More than 100 people were in attendance, including Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace and Hutt South MP Chris Bishop. The honour of cutting the ribbon was given to Jean Collins, a well known former resident and businesswoman of Wainuiomata. Jean has been a strong supporter of the restoration of Wainuiomata’s historic

7:00pm Community Board Meeting in the Wainuiomata Community Library, Queen St.

church since Wainuiomata Pioneer Church Preservation Society first took over the project. Christine Parker, the president and project manager spoke of the many hours of work that had gone into the restoration. She thanked society members plus the wider Wainuiomata community for their invaluable support. An open day for the community to view the facility will be held on Sunday, November 11 from 1pm to 4pm. There are a number of historic sites including Wainuiomata Pioneer Church and the Wainuiomata Museum – less than a kilometre down the road from the church.

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The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is held every year in November and is now a massive international event! NaNoWriMo challenges everyone to write 50,000 words in a month. In 2017, there were 402,142 participants from all across the globe, and 1,195 libraries, bookstores, and community centres who acted as Come Write In Spaces. The Wainuiomata Community Hub is participating in NaNoWriMo year for its third year with a massive amount of fun workshops on during November! We will be hosting two writing workshops which will help you to get your pen on the paper and get started writing, as well as plan and construct your own narrative. Anyone aged 8-108 is welcome to come along!


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• 9am-12pm, WaiPESI Play Day • 9am-12noon, Whanau in Arms 10am-4pm, Addiction Counselling 10am-1pm, Budgeting Service 10.30am-11.30am, Preschool Storytime 10.30am-1.30pm, Wainuiomata Spinners 12noon-2pm, Social Services Network Meeting 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Tuesdays 4pm-5pm, Creativity Tuesdays 4pm-5pm, Inklings 6pm-7pm, Weight Watchers

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• 9am-12noon, Whanau in Arms 10am-4pm, Addiction Counselling 10am-1pm, Budgeting Service 10.30am-11.30am, Preschool Storytime 10.30am-1.30pm, Wainuiomata Spinners 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Tuesdays 4pm-5pm, Creativity Tuesdays 6pm-7pm, Weight Watchers

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• 10.30am-12.30pm, Pasifika Playgroup • 11am-12noon, Community Law Clinic • 12noon-1pm, Free Family Lawyer • 1pm-5pm, Budgeting Service • 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Wednesdays • 4pm-5pm, Active Hour • 4pm-5pm, Zines for Teens • 6.45pm-8.45pm, Toastmasters


• 9am-3pm, Intensive Literacy and Numeracy

• 10.30am-12.30pm, Pasifika Playgroup • 11am-12noon, Community Law Clinic • 12noon-1pm, Free Family Lawyer • 1pm-5pm, Budgeting Service • 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Wednesdays • 4pm-5pm, Active Hour • 4pm-5pm, Zines for Teens • 6.45pm-8.45pm, Toastmasters



• 9am-3pm, Intensive Literacy and Numeracy

• 9am-3pm, Intensive Literacy and Numeracy

• 10.30am-12.30pm, Pasifika Playgroup • 11am-12noon, Community Law Clinic • 12noon-1pm, Free Family Lawyer • 1pm-5pm, Budgeting Service • 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Wednesdays • 4pm-5pm, Active Hour • 4pm-5pm, Zines for Teens • 6.45pm-8.45pm, Toastmasters

Come along and meet local Early Childhood staff and community support while your children play and learn.

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• 9am-3pm, Intensive Literacy and Numeracy

• 10.30am-11.30am, Anxiety Coffee Group • 10.30am-11.30am, Book Group • 10.30am-11.30am, Baby Bounce and Rhyme • 1pm-3pm, Stepping Up • 2pm-4pm, Craft Group • 2pm-3pm, Justice of the Peace • 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Thursdays • 4pm-5pm, Paper Craft for Kids • 5.30pm-7.30pm, TiHei Rangatahi Tuakana • 7pm-8.30pm, Guitar Group

• 10am-12.30pm, Citizen Advice Bureau • 11.30am-1pm, CORD Group


• 10.30am-11.30am, See Yourself on a Book Cover Workshop

• 9am-3pm, Intensive Literacy and Numeracy 10.30am-11.30am, Anxiety Coffee Group 10.30am-11.30am, Baby Bounce and Rhyme 1pm-3pm, Stepping Up 2pm-4pm, Craft Group 2pm-3pm, Justice of the Peace 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Thursdays 4pm-5pm, Paper Craft for Kids 5.30pm-7.30pm, TiHei Rangatahi Tuakana 7pm-8.30pm, Guitar Group



• 10am-12.30pm, Citizen Advice Bureau

• 2pm-5pm, Monthly Movie

• 9am-3pm, Intensive Literacy and Numeracy 10.30am-11.30am, Anxiety Coffee Group 10.30am-11.30am, Baby Bounce and Rhyme 1pm-3pm, Stepping Up 2pm-4pm, Craft Group 2pm-3pm, Justice of the Peace 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Thursdays 4pm-5pm, Paper Craft for Kids 4pm-5pm, Lego Legends 5.30pm-7.30pm, TiHei Rangatahi Tuakana 7pm-8.30pm, Guitar Group


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• 9am-3pm, Intensive Literacy and Numeracy 10.30am-12.30pm, Pasifika Playgroup 11am-12noon, Community Law Clinic 12noon-1pm, Free Family Lawyer 1pm-5pm, Budgeting Service 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Wednesdays 4pm-5pm, Active Hour 4pm-5pm, Zines for Teens 6.45pm-8.45pm, Toastmasters



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• 10.30am-11.30am, Anxiety Coffee Group • 10.30am-11.30am, Baby Bounce and Rhyme • 10.30am-11.30am, Lego for Adults • 1pm-3pm, Stepping Up • 2pm-4pm, Craft Group • 2pm-3pm, Justice of the Peace • 3.30pm-5pm, TiHei Rangatahi Teina Thursdays • 4pm-5pm, Paper Craft for Kids • 5.30pm-7.30pm, TiHei Rangatahi Tuakana • 7pm-8.30pm, Guitar Group

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Wainuiomata High School off to finals Wainuiomata High School has managed to defy the odds and qualify for the Condor National Secondary School Sevens finals. The Wellington regional qualifiers were held over Labour weekend at Naenae College, with Wainuiomata High School as well as Scots College, St Patrick’s College, Silverstream, St Mary’s College earning trips to the nationals in December. Despite only having seven members show up, meaning no reserves throughout the day, Wainuiomata had a massive achievement. Wainuiomata’s only win of the competition came during pool play when they beat Wellington East 30-nil. Sixteen teams competed in the regional qualifier, a drop from the 19 that competed last year. A special mention went out to former Wainuiomata Rugby Club player Daniel Olive and Wainuiomata women’s player Brooke Tauaneai for investing their time into the high school teams. As the girls side only has six weeks to attend, players are fundraising to get themselves there. If you can help, please email the school or message Wainuiomata High School Rugby on Facebook. This will be the first time Wainuiomata has contested the Condor sevens finals since 2012.

Wainuiomata’s representatives following the regional competition recently. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Two teams that play in the men’s grade on Thursday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Basketball league for the community A social basketball league is proving successful in Wainuiomata. Sport Wainuiomata started a community basketball league earlier this year and already there are several teams playing weekly across two grades – mixed on a Tuesday night and men on a Thursday. Peter Cowan, from Sport Wainuiomata, says both grades are full with more teams wanting to enter. He says there are a few ex-Saints players involved but most teams are social, with high school and whanau teams and some serious players. The league has another four weeks to run

before finals start. Renee Olsen is the convenor of the basketball league, and says the league caters for all players from young to old, from fit to those getting back into team sports, and is affordable for everyone. “This league is important for this community as it allows our young up and coming players to play against more experienced players. We have players as young as 13 playing against ex-Saints players,” Renee says. The leagues are run to help develop high school aged players, to give them the confidence to play against older and more experienced players.

Walking to step up level of earthquake preparedness After a major disaster, Wellington roads and rail links could be cut off, with the only way home being on foot for many around the region. To help the Hutt Valley residents who work in the Wellington City get better prepared, community groups are asking people to join them in practising their long walk home. On November 10 and 11, Kāpiti Lions and the Rotary clubs of the Hutt Valley will be organising walking events from Wellington to Kāpiti via Porirua, a total distance of 50k, and from Wellington to the Hutt Valley, a total distance of 30k.

Now in its third year, the success of the Kāpiti walk has prompted the Rotary clubs in the Hutt Valley to get involved. These events are fully supported by t h e We ll i n g to n R e g i o n E m e r g e n c y Management O f f ice ( WREMO), that works to encourage people to increase their level of preparedness for real-life emergencies. This year’s Long Walk Home for the Hutt Valley will start at 8.15am on Sunday, November 11. The route will see people walk from Wellington Railway Station to County Lane, Silverstream.

Sports talk

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Johnson the scape goat for the wrong reasons The Warriors may have found their ultimate scape goat. Speculation suggests the Kiwi NRL franchise is ready and willing to part ways with million dollar halfback Shaun Johnson. The 28-year-old still has a year to run on his contract but it appears he may need to find a new home for the 2020 season. The news, first broken by the New Zealand Herald late last week, appears staggering to a non-Warriors fan like myself. Johnson has the x-factor and ability to rattle any defence. Most importantly he is respected and feared by Aussie league pundits. However, he looks set to be the fall guy for the years and years of Warriors mediocrity. Since their arrival in the competition in 1995, the Warriors have never won it. In recent times, they haven’t come close. However, you’d be a brave man to lay the blame at the feet of Johnson. The Warriors’ issues go far deeper than

who runs their backline. Their forwards have, for the part, been described as lazy and lacking impact, unable to give the team the go-forward in the middle of the park which has made it hard for the backs to work their magic. The culture, coach rotations and inconsistent form has also plagued the Johnson tenure which began in 2011. By moving away from a Kiwi half, the franchise will have to lure an Aussie from across the ditch. That means offering more money to entice the move. The Warriors have had mixed success with that ploy and mostly they’ve stumbled into good fortune. Their best was James Maloney who was a great addition and has been just as dynamic for other clubs after his departure. Speculation is Parramatta’s Corey Norman may be the target. A solid player but not a proven world-beater. This is a serious case of watch this space.


Wednesday October 31, 2018


25 Karamea Grove, PARKWAY


You will be hard pressed to find anything similar in size (270m2), style & location. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac this majestic home has it all. 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 full modern bathrooms & a mezzanine floor area flooded in natural light, ideal as a 2nd lounge or study area. Deadline Sale closing 12pm Wednesday 14 November, at our office, 10 Wainuiomata Rd, Wainuiomata (if not sold prior)


This tidy 3 bedroom property offers a kitchen with dishwasher and separate laundry. Excellent flow between kitchen dining and lounge. Fully fenced back section. Good sun. Garage with additional back room. Walking distance to primary school and kindy. Currently occupied by a tenant who enjoys living in the property and would love to stay on when the new owner takes over.


Situated in the ever popular Parkway, this 3 bedroom home has recently had a renovation refresh with many improvements made throughout including new carpet and a fresh coat of paint and is a great opportunity for those looking to get on the property ladder. This home features 3 generous sized bedrooms, a large living area, single garage and a large, covered deck.

7 Rimu Street, PARKWAY


Here is another excellent opportunity for you to buy a brand new house in Parkway. Currently being built by a quality local company, this 4 bedroom home features a large living area. VIEW By Appointment Only PRICE Negotiation CONTACT Paul Butcher - 021 209 5645 paul@redcoats.co.nz WEBSITE redcoats.co.nz/RED19654

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VIEW Sun 4 Nov 12.45-1.15pm PRICE $435,000 Paul Butcher - 021 209 5645 paul@redcoats.co.nz redcoats.co.nz/RED19702


65 Parkway, PARKWAY

A Wish Come True

If you've been wishing for your own family home....your dream may about to become reality! You've driven past and noticed it with its superb street appeal and ideal location. VIEW Sun 4 Nov 2.00-2.30pm PRICE Negotiation CONTACT Donna Goss - 022 135 0601 donna.goss@redcoats.co.nz WEBSITE redcoats.co.nz/RED19638

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This warm and cosy home is an absolute delight! A rare semidetached unit, in that it offers you 3 bedrooms. Over the past three years, this home has had an overhaul that has been done with care and precision - a modern kitchen, new carpet, new cladding the list goes on! It's a quality home you could be proud to call your own. With the ideal backyard for a BBQ, garage with workshop.

Thu 1 Nov 5.30-6.00pm & Sun 4 Nov 2.45-3.30pm PRICE Negotiation Donna Goss - 022 135 0601 donna.goss@redcoats.co.nz redcoats.co.nz/RED19759

BEO $410,000

Sun 4 Nov 1.00-1.30pm Tender Closes Tue 6 Nov 2.00pm, at our office, 10 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuiomata Judy Robinson - 021 536 671 judy@redcoats.co.nz redcoats.co.nz/RED19714

43 Mohaka Street, PARKWAY



VIEW Sun 4 Nov 1.30-2.00pm PRICE Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) Wayne Barton - 021 744 116 wayne@redcoats.co.nz Tui Reid - 021 650 555 tui.reid@redcoats.co.nz redcoats.co.nz/RED19765

7 Edmonds Street, GLENDALE




86 Coast Road, COAST

VIEW Sun 4 Nov 12.00-12.30pm PRICE BEO $410,000 Wayne Barton - 021 744 116 wayne@redcoats.co.nz Tui Reid - 021 650 555 tui.reid@redcoats.co.nz redcoats.co.nz/RED19677


Here is a fantastic opportunity for first time home owners to step into your first home or investors to add to your portfolio. There is little to do here with newly painted interior, new carpet & new curtains. This 3 bedroom home enjoys open plan living with original kitchen. Ducted heating & insulation provides warmth throughout the winter months. Separate bathroom with shower over bath.


4 Kaponga Street, Parkway



Location, location, location! Need I say more? This beautiful Parkway home has been recently renovated inside and out and is now ripe for the taking! Boasting 3 large bedrooms, modern kitchen and bathroom and a spacious living area. Seamless flow out to the sun drenched backyard which features a large deck and BBQ area with a well maintained lawn and garden.

BEO $549,000

51 Wright Street, CENTRAL


With maximum sun and space this contemporary 186m2 home is a must see. Set over 2 levels and boasting 4 bedrooms, family bathroom and second toilet. VIEW Sun 4 Nov 12.45-1.15pm PRICE BEO $549,000 CONTACT Wayne Barton - 021 744 116 wayne@redcoats.co.nz Tui Reid - 021 650 555 tui.reid@redcoats.co.nz WEBSITE redcoats.co.nz/RED19624

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Thu 1 Nov 6.00-6.30pm & Sun 4 Nov 12.45-1.15pm PRICE $485,000 Kaleb Barton - 027 848 2467 kaleb@redcoats.co.nz redcoats.co.nz/RED19695


2/46 Wood Street, VILLAGE


Our vendor is committed elsewhere and needs this beauty of a unit sold NOW! Come have a look, and when you like what you see make an offer. This little beauty of a unit on Wood Street. VIEW By Appointment Only PRICE $269,500 CONTACT Richard Sinnott - 027 263 2538 richard.sinnott@redcoats.co.nz WEBSITE redcoats.co.nz/RED19530