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The big league By Dan Whitfield
Tyler Ferguson is one step closer to the big league after hitting a home run and representing New Zealand. The 15-year-old was selected by the International Softball Academy for the New Zealand under 15 softball team recently. “I was so excited and over the moon. I couldn’t believe it when my mum told me that I was actually going overseas to play softball. It took a long time for it to sink in,” Tyler says. Continued on page 2. Tyler Ferguson is a massive Boston Red Sox and LA Dodgers fan but hopes to continue and be like his Black Sox hero Brad Rona. PHOTO: DAN WHITFIELD
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Ferguson represent NZ and shines on the diamond Blaze Tournament . Although day one of the tournament was cancelled due to the weather, Tyler got game time against New South Wales on day two. “We lost to them but the experience was amazing and I hope to do this again,” he says. Tyler originally played for Wainuiomata but had to find another club to play for when
Continued from page 1. Tyler has been playing softball for around 10 years and was stoked with the opportunity to represent his country for the first time. “It was such an honor to be selected,” he says. Tyler was in Australia for nine days, playing and training against local teams in preparation for the the two-day Blue
there weren’t enough players to field a team. He is now involved with his St Bernard’s College side and is also a key member of the Hutt Valley Marist under 18 and P2 men’s Hutt Valley Marist teams. “I would love to play overseas again and maybe one day play for the Black Sox. It was such an amazing experience.” Tyler is massive a Boston Red
Sox and LA Dodgers fan, but looks up to former Black Sox player Brad Rona. He is also thankful that his parents got him into the sport. Following his international debut, Tyler says everything revolves around trainings or games. His next game is for the under 18 team later today (Wednesday).
Council living wage celebrated in the Hutt Valley By Dan Whitfield Pera Tutahi speaking Living Wage Hutt Valley at the event recently. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Hutt City Council and Living Wage Hutt Valley have celebrated the massive milestone of all council staff shifting to a minimum wage of $20.55 per hour. The living wage was adopted on July 1, meaning local librarians, lifeguards and many others employed by council will all be paid the equally. At this stage, the wage will only be for those directly employed by council, but the plan is to hopefully include contractors moving forward. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says he was honoured to attend the event along with other Hutt City Councillors. The event was organised to acknowledge Hutt City Council becoming one of the first councils to pay a living wage to all its staff. Council had thought long and hard before making the decision, given the financial implications. “In the end we knew it was the right thing to do. This council has a focus on giving help where it is most needed, and
that should include making life a little easier for the lowest paid members of our team,” Ray says. “It’s about doing the right thing and recognising the hardworking staff who are on the frontlines,” he says. The living wage rate is calculated to be $20.55 per hour, $4.05 more than the minimum
wage set by the Government. Ray explains that a survey showed ratepayers supported council paying its staff the living wage, making it easier for councillors to support the decision. More than 200 of the council staff will be included in the living wage, costing an additional one off increase of $450,000
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Urban wetland in Wainuiomata reveals healthy fish life Greater Wellington Regional Council has put the spotlight on Wainuiomata in pursuit of the fish and invertebrates that inhabit the waters of its wetland – some of which have been swimming around in their urban habitat for decades. The Council’s environmental science team has been trapping and spotlighting fish to see what is living in the
wetlands and so far the results for Wainuiomata have been encouraging, with finds including large eels that may be up to 80 years old. Wainuiomata’s wetland is located by the catchment where some of Wellington city’s water comes from. “It’s a fairly pristine environment – the wetland itself is above an old dam, which acts
as a barrier to fish but there’s still a lot of eels living at the top. Below the dam we found quite a few dwarf galaxiids; a small native fish,” says environmental monitoring officer Ashley Mitchell. Less than three per cent of the Wellington region’s original wetlands remain however, they are an important resource – and keeping them healthy is
critical. The Council has been running a wetland health monitoring programme for the past three years, monitoring 30 wetlands per year. In Greater Wellington’s proposed Natural Resources Plan, which will be finalised in 2019, there are specific provisions for the protection and management of all wetlands in the region.
Wainuiomata students connect with peers in China
Free transport on Christmas Day Bus and train passengers will be able to travel free on Christmas Day across the Wellington region. Greater Wellington Regional Council’s sustainable transport committee last week approved the proposal from chief executive Greg Campbell for trains and buses to operate free all day on December 25. Sustainable transport committee chairwoman Barbara Donaldson says she was delighted that the proposal had been unanimously approved. “Christmas can be a lonely time for many and travel can be an extra cost for families. I hope that free public transport can help lessen stress for some and provide for closer community connection across our region,” she says.
Working bee at Baring Head
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A new Skype programme connecting Wainuiomata to China was launched last week. Taizhou is Hutt City Council’s sister city. It is a city located at the middle of the East China Sea coast of the Zhejiang province and is is located 300 kilometres south of Shanghai. Hutt international relations manager and mayoress Linda Goss-Wallace officially launched the programme at Konini Primary School last week, giving students from both schools the chance to interact. “The opportunity for our students to enrich their lives by connecting with those in our Sister City of Taizhou, will help them learn about another culture and lifestyle that is so different from their own,” Linda says. “Increasing education for international understanding and fostering global citizenship between our cities will strengthen the sister city relationship and open up opportunities for more educational exchange and interaction between our cities in the future,” she says.
A working bee at Baring Head has been organised later this month. Although it hasn’t been decided what will need doing, volunteers will help on November 18 around the river valley or on the beach. The property includes the lower reaches and mouth of the Wainuiomata River, and much of the coastal escarpment around Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui.
Preseason starts Preseason training has begun for Wainuiomata Rugby Club. The club announced that “2019 starts now” in a Facebook post on Monday, November 5. Players will be training every Monday until Christmas, with new players welcome. Trainings are at 6.30pm
Konini Primary School students checking out a new programme that connects Wainuiomata and Taizhou, China via Skype. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Hutt City Council works with the Hutt Sister City Foundation, the Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust and international partners to develop education, cultural exchange, business development, sport and tourism opportunities through a number of relationships.
Cities the council have relationships with are: Minoh City, Japan; Taizhou City, China; Tempe City, Arizona, USA; and Xi’an City, China. The launch was also recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Sister City relationship.. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wal-
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lace says it was fantastic to open up these opportunities for the young people by using the technology available in their classrooms. “Interacting with other cultures around the world expands our minds and is good for learning,” Ray says.
PM in town once again Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined a number of Lower Hutt business people for a lunch hosted by the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry recently. The prime minister spoke on many important issues and was very well received by all. She also had a tour of the new Lower Hutt Events Centre.
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Missing dog found alive By Dan Whitfield
A missing Wainuiomata dog has been found after spending several days in the bush. Lucas the cavoodle ran off after being attacked by another dog in Wainuiomata. His disappearance started a large search involving several volunteers. He was spotted and found around mid-week. The five-year-old cavoodle, a cross between a poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was missing since Friday. Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry was part of a team who helped in the search. “What an incredible six days and five nights it has been in the search for Lucas. I suspect he doesn’t realise how much fuss he has caused,” Campbell says. Lucas the cavoodle belonged to Syd and Margaret Edwards. “I’ve known Lucas’ owners Syd and Margaret for a few years now, and they are just one of the most loving and community minded couple’s we have here in Wainuiomata. I’m really glad I was able to join in with everyone else and help them when I got back,” Campbell says. “Getting Lucas home safe and sound has meant the world to them, and the rest of the family.
Lucas the cavoodle, safe and sound at home. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
I think its also been a fantastic boost for people right across our community. Well done to everyone who helped out. “The last few days have been a good reminder of how many good people we have out there, and personally, why I’m so
proud to call Wainuiomata my home,” he says. A fundraising effort to try and pay for a helicopter to join the search was even launched on Tuesday last week. Campbell explained the plan is with the funds that were
raised would be refunded to those who gave. Any funds left over will go towards vet bills, and costs associated with the search. Then be donated to local volunteer or charity groups that assisted with the search.
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A 6.2 earthquake was felt across Wellington – including in Wainuiomata – on Tuesday, October 30. GeoNet reported the earthquake at 3:13 in the afternoon. It was centred 20km south of Taumarunui. The earthquake was strong enough to for Parliament pro-
ceedings to be suspended. A recent survey of Wellington residents has revealed that of 18 earthquake preparedness actions, nearly 85 per cent hadn’t done half of them. The project, carried out by Victoria University of Wellington PhD students found that the action undertaken by the largest
proportion of Wellingtonians was storing water, which 55 per cent of respondents had done. Having stored food was the next highest at 50 per cent, while only 43 per cent had an emergency kit, and 37 per cent had heavy objects stored low. The survey, funded by Resilience to Nature’s Challenges,
took place in November and data was collected from over 700 residents in Wellington City, the Hutt Valley and Porirua. The main reason people hadn’t taken these actions was simply because they hadn’t thought about it.
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Our electorate offices will be closed from 12 noon Friday 22 December and re-open on Monday 15 January 2018 at 9am. Thank you for all the support received in 2017 and I look forward to serving as your local MP again in 2018. Our electorate offices will be closed from 12 noon Friday 22 Ngā mihi me ngā manaakitanga December and re-open on Monday 15 January 2018 at 9am. Kia tau te rangimārie Thank you for all the support received in 2017 and I look Hon Meka Whaitiri forward to serving as your local MP again in 2018.
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Creative juices to flow from community workshops Organisers of the Wainuiomata Art Exhibition have scheduled two community workshops for Wainuiomata locals to attend to get those creative juices going. Art tutor Estelle Cainey will inspire many later this month with two free public art workshops for budding artists 10 years-old and over. The workshops will be held in the Wainuiomata Community Hub on Thursday, November 22 at 6:30pm and on Saturday, November 24 at 11am. Estelle is an artist and workshop facilitator with an art and creativity diploma from The Learning Connexion, where she is also currently working towards her level six honours. The purpose of the workshops is to encourage everyone in the community to have some creative fun and to participate in next years
Wainuiomata Art Exhibition. The exhibition, which launched earlier this year, will run from March 9 to 16, 2019. Estelle’s workshops are experiential, supportive and fun, with a safe and encouraging environment, and plenty of art materials to explore each individual’s creativity, say the organisers. Participants will also receive an art supplies package to carry on with their own art exploration. If people are interested in participating at either of the workshops, contact Estelle Cainey on 027 208 3836 or email her at wholenesswithestelle@yahoo. co.nz. Entry forms for the exhibition are available from the Wainuiomata Community Hub, the MPs’ offices, various local businesses, and online via the Wainuiomata Art Exhibition Facebook page.
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Celebrations in the Report highlights investments in our future mayor’s office
The Wainuiomata News team would love to wish a massive happy birthday to the amazing Mayor, Ray Wallace. Last Thursday, Hutt City Council staff surprised the Wainuiomata man by decorating his desk for his birthday. In a Facebook post, Ray mentioned that he was trying to keep his birthday a secret but his office team were good detectives. Happy birthday Ray!
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Progress on large-scale, big-ticket projects of real benefit for the region marked Greater Wellington’s performance last year, according to its 2017/18 Annual Report, which was adopted by the regional council last week. “More than $65 million was invested in future proofing critically important infrastructure and the region is safer and more resilient as a result,” says Greater Wellington chairman and councillor Chris Laidlaw. “We’ve made a commitment to working closely with affected communities to develop enduring solutions including in areas such as flood protection and in water quality management through the innovative whaitua committee process in Wairarapa, Porirua and (in the year ahead) Wellington and the Hutt Valley. “I believe
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our report demonstrates a strong performance by the council, which should instil confidence among our many communities for the future of our region,” he says. The report also focuses on the lesser-known work Greater Wellington does every day, including the key role of the Akura Nursery in Masterton, which provides farmers with native plants and the willows for use in flood protection and river water quality management. It also covers Greater Wellington’s biosecurity and pest management activities across the region, both of which are essential to a flourishing biodiversity. “Of course, during the last 12 months council and staff were focused on launching the new bus network, a programme of immense scale and complexity, ”
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Chris says. He says it “has been an ambitious endeavour designed to create a network that will remove congestion, improve customer service, serve new markets and remain relevant and sustainable for many years.” Chris acknowledged that some aspects of the rollout have been confusing and disruptive for the public, but change was necessary. “Throughout, however, we’ve worked closely with communities to understand and resolve their concerns, adding additional capacity and fine tuning services where necessary. We are confident that their issues will be addressed.” The roll out the bus network in Wellington took place in July, outside the 2017/18 financial year reporting period and is therefore not reflected in the annual report for this year.
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you think fireworks should be banned?
Faleono Leala, Wainuiomata “No I don’t think they should be banned but there should be a limit, and big fireworks be reserved for displays.”
Cameron Sheard, Wainuiomata No. What’s the point; it would just ruin everyone’s fun.”
Jasmine Inthavong, Wainuiomata “I neither agree or disagree because there are points in both. But it’s also a family bonding time.”
Dawn McKinley, Wainuiomata “Yes! Last year my son in the UK lost the sight in one eye after a freak accident with a firework. Public displays only.”
Margaret Ta’ala, Wainuiomata “No, it is part of our history and culture and it is family fun why take that away.”
Isaac Hayes, Wainuiomata “Not banned but have restrictions. Only have community displays not personal use.”
Thousands attend HighLight over Labour Weekend Lower Hutt’s HighLight was a glowing success with more than 120,000 people estimated attending over the long weekend. Creepy crawlies, mythical creatures, and the power of the elements occupied Riddiford Garden over the four-night event. There were over 70 installations and performances including Colin the T-Rex, a 40foot dinosaur built from steel;
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Crank Zappa, a large, interactive jellyfish; and MEGAThermal, a large globe containing a raging storm, aerial circus, and shadow puppetry. HighLight Carnival Director Carla Steed says she was blown away by this year’s amazing turn out and the support they’ve received from the local community. “This year we had more space
to utilise allowing us to create themed precincts which have been very well received. The quality of the installations and performances has been phenomenal and so far we have received really positive feedback,” she says. The carnival partnered with Te Omanga Hospice to raise money to help rebuild its earthquake-prone building.
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Chief executive of Te Omanga Hospice, Biddy Harford, was overwhelmed with the support she has seen from HighLight. “We are so pleased to be partnered with HighLight and it has been brilliant for raising both awareness and muchneeded funds for the rebuild of our earthquake-prone hospice,” Biddy says. “We loved Colin the T-Rex,
the six tonne dinosaur created by Real Steel and Macaulay Metals. It looked fantastic all lit up and now is being auctioned off on Trade Me with the proceeds going to Te Omanga. We are very grateful,” she says. Carla says they are already looking forward to next year’s event which will build on the success of this year.
Wainuiomata a revelation for centenarian At 100 years young, Ken Longmore has lived through a lot of change—but it wasn’t until recently the centenarian realised how much Wainuiomata had transformed in the last few decades. “I’ve lived in and around the area for much of my life, but somehow I actually hadn’t been to Wainuiomata in about 50 years!” says Ken, who lives at Enliven’s Woburn Home in Lower Hutt. “They [Woburn Home staff] asked me if I wanted to come out on a van ride with some of the other residents and mentioned we’d be going out that way. I said sure, as it was a good opportunity to see Wainui. “I was amazed. It’s so much larger now, there are so many houses!” says Ken. Providing residents like Ken with opportunities to enjoy new experiences is a key part of the Enliven’s elder-centred philosophy, says Woburn Home manager Ginni Scott. “It doesn’t matter what your age, it’s never too late to see and experience new things. “Our role here is to support the residents to live their best life, so if there’s something a resident is keen to try or to do, and there’s a way we can help to make it happen, we will.” Residents at Woburn Home have plentiful opportunities to enjoy variety, stimulation and companionship through the home’s tailored activity programme. Walks, arts and crafts, music, sight-seeing tours, quizzes, gentle exercise and themed parties are all a regular part of life at the home.
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Ken, for his part, is keen to head out in the van again soon. “I’ve always been a bit of an outdoor person, so it would be good for me,” he says. To learn more about Enliven’s Woburn Home, visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz or call 04 569 6400. PBA
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Innovative young minds inspiring future generations of STEM professionals A pioneering programme driven by the Hutt City Council and the local Rotary clubs is changing the way young women view careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Since launching in 2017, 80 young women in their senior secondary school years have taken part in Innovative Young Minds (IYM) – with more opportunities about to be made available across New Zealand. The week-long programme allows participants to experience what it is like to work in the diverse industries which comprise STEM and IYM is making a difference. Ninety-seven per cent of participants have said they will pursue a career in these fields. Hutt City Council’s STEM sector development manager Laura Sessions, who also leads the IYM programme, has a strategic focus on increasing the number of hightech businesses and growing employment opportunities in STEM to power economic growth.
“Through IYM young women have first-hand experience of the job opportunities in STEM. They can visualise the contribution they could make in their careers particularly in the fields of new technologies, engineering and high-value manufacturing,” Laura says. “[The programme] is making a material difference to subject and career choice for young women. We are seeing young women through their ongoing connection with IYM choose to focus their studies in digital technology, science and engineering,” she says. IYM opens for applications for the 2019 on November 1. 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.
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Kaibosh reaches 10 years of reducing food poverty and food waste Wellington’s own food rescue charity, Kaibosh is celebrating 10 years of rescuing and redistributing food in the Wellington region. Kaibosh was founded in October 2008 when original donor Wishbone wanted to donate their quality surplus food to local charities, but these groups weren’t able to collect the food after business hours. Robyn Langlands, a volunteer at the Wellington Women’s Refuge, offered to pick up Wishbone’s surplus food in the evening, passing it on to the women and children staying at the safe-house. Robyn and her husband George discovered that other Wellington businesses had a surplus of food that was needlessly going to waste, while numerous charities had a requirement for this food. The couple went on to found Kaibosh, New Zealand’s first dedicated food rescue organisation.
Robyn remembers filling bags to the brim with food and packing them into their Toyota Corolla Hatchback. “We’d take the food home to keep it overnight. We’d have it stored on the kitchen counters and tables – there was food everywhere,” she says. After 10 years of growth Kaibosh now has two bases, Wellington and the Hutt. They rescue and sort food from over 40 businesses, with the help of more than 200 volunteers and redistribute it to more than 65 community groups. In the past decade Kaibosh has rescued more than one million kilos of quality surplus food, provided 2.9 million meals worth of healthy food to people in need, and reduced carbon emissions by 795,512kg. Robyn believes Kaibosh has been successful because it’s a solution to two problems - food poverty and food waste.
“When we started there was a focus in society on food waste and Kaibosh tapped into what people were concerned about. Early on we had a lot of support and that just grew as more people found out about our work,” Robyn says. Kaibosh general manager Matt Dagger says the past 10 years have been incredible for Kaibosh with the many positive social and environmental outcomes they have been able to achieve. “We have been carried along by the generosity of our community and the many businesses and individuals who have supported Kaibosh. We’re confident we’ve made a tangible difference in the lives of many less fortunate people, whilst keeping quality surplus food out of landfill,” Matt says. Kaibosh relies on the generosity of the community to rescue and redistribute food to vulnerable people in Greater Wellington.
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From left, Wellington City Mission mascot Starry, Craig Child of the NZSO, Eastern ward councillor Swampy Marsh, City Missioner Murray Edridge, Mayor Justin Lester, The Breeze breakfast show co-host Kath Beir and the station’s promotions manager Gina Ankerson behind the newly placed Christmas Stars on the Walk of Fame. PHOTO: Jamie Adams
Your mission Wellington – sponsor a star for Christmas By Jamie Adams
It’s that time of year for Wellingtonians to show how generous they are in the face of increasing hardship. The Wellington City Council have joined forces with local radio station The Breeze and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in launching this year’s Walk of Fame as part of the Wellington City Mission’s Christmas Star Appeal. Mayor Justin Lester and NZSO marketing manager Craig Child laid the first stars on the waterfront last week. Kath Beir, co-host of The Breeze’s Steve, Kath breakfast show, also planted a star on the waterfront. She was joined by Eastern Ward councillor Swampy Marsh, himself a former breakfast show host on The Breeze, which has promoted
the Mission’s Pack The Bus campaign for more than 25 years. Wellington City Missioner Murray Edridge says the issue of poverty in the lead-up to Christmas is as important as ever. “It’s supposed to be a time of joy and celebration but for those who struggle to have anything it can be a time of anxiety, uncertainty and loneliness,” Murray says. The Christmas Star Appeal is about changing that by getting the public to “be someone’s star” by sponsoring a Hollywood-style star to be displayed on Wellington’s waterfront for the month of December. Stars range in price, starting at $100 for an Individual/Group Star, with $250 and $500 options for businesses. There is also the limited option of a $5000 Gold Star for those businesses that can
afford to be particularly charitable. “Last year we had 270 stars. We are hoping this time for at least 300 stars but if we could go all the way to Evans Bay that would be fantastic,” Murray says. Last year’s Star Appeal saw approximately 3000 people receive Christmas food parcels and 1700 children provided with new gifts. The Mission also distributed donations to 38 other social service agencies across the region. Craig says the NZSO got involved with the launch this year as it was planning to hold three Christmas concerts in December whereby patrons can donate food to the charity. “We will be putting out a donation box on the night and setting up tables for the City Mission.” People can pre-order their stars at ChristmasStar.co.nz.
Recently I have been struggling with getting a full night’s sleep. So, after doing some research, I discovered these half-dozen key habits that have helped me, and suggest you try them too: 1. Stick to a sleeping schedule Set aside between seven and eight hours each night for sleeping, with regular start and finish times, even at weekends. If you don’t fall asleep within 20 minutes, then get up and do something relaxing. 2. Be careful what you eat and drink Avoid eating large meals within a couple of hours of bedtime. Also, be cautious with nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol. 3. Create a restful environment Exposure to light can make it harder to fall asleep. Avoid prolonged use of light-emitting screens just before bedtime. Then make your bedroom as quiet and dark as possible to help you drift off. 4. Limit daytime naps If you choose to nap, limit yourself to a maximum of 30 minutes, and
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Too many bikes... Players, volunteers, coaches recognised that’s a nice problem to have By Andy McGechan
It is going to be another scorching summer of motorcycling this year and it all starts to heat up in just a few weeks’ time. Suzuki Series road-race competition organiser Allan Willacy says he has been absolutely swamped with entries and he will again have trouble fitting them all in. He believes the 2018 edition of the series, set to kick off at Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park on December 9, could be the biggest yet. The popular three-round series – with Manfeild following as host venue a week after the Taupo round and the action wrapping up on the public streets of Whanganui on Boxing Day – is New Zealand’s richest motorcycle competition. It has again attracted a huge overseas contingent, with top riders arriving from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia. “This year’s entry list is building to be the largest we’ve had in the 10 years since the inaugural Suzuki Series in 2008. The popularity is global, particularly for the Cemetery Circuit final round on Boxing Day,” Allan says.
“It has been truly incredible. We have all the usual suspects entered in the Formula One [superbike] class and we welcome the return this year also of likeable Liechtenstein rider Horst Saiger,” he says. Suzuki rider Scott Moir broke through to finally claim the Suzuki Series F1 crown last year, but this year it’s again anybody’s guess as to who will dominate the series or, perhaps even more importantly, who will win the Boxing Day finale and its signature Robert Holden feature race. The Suzuki Series F1 winner in 2016, Whakatane’s Tony Rees, will have his two equally-talented sons, Mitch and Damon, riding “shotgun” with him this season and these three Honda men will almost certainly also rate among the series frontrunners. Another top Kiwi, Wainuiomata man Shane Richardson, won the Formula Two (600cc) class last year and he will return from a successful racing stint in the United States to compete here again in 2018. “The series’ growing popularity has created a bit of a headache for me again this year in terms of overflowing entries. But I suppose it’s a nice problem to have,” Allan says.
ABOVE: Taupo’s Scott Moir on his way to winning the Suzuki Series last season. PHOTO: Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
Bree Henderson, Johnny Skinnon, David Tuari, and Michelle MacGregor were winners on the night. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
This year has been a very tough year for the Wainuiomata Rugby League Club, with high hopes resting on its teams to continue the great work of the previous year. In 2017, the premier team secured its highest qualifier in the newly introduced top six competition and a place in the Wellington grand final. This year, they finished in the top two, reaching the grand final once again however, coming up short against Whiti Te Ra. The premier reserve side managed to win their competition. In addition to this, the club were also blessed by Fulton Hogan who came on as its major sponsor for the next three years. At this year’s junior prizegiving, Natasha Tahiwi was named junior manager of the year, Kazz Taingahue was named junior coach of the year, while Hunny Taingahue, Toby Mac-
kenzie, Paige Tauaneai and TJ Tanoa’i were recognised as most valuable players. In terms of the senior prizegiving the club’s top points scorer and club rookie was Bree Henderson. The club most valuable player was Johnny Skinnon; David Tuari was named senior coach of the year and Michelle MacGregor was named senior manager of the year. The year was not all positive, with a break in which resulted in unnecessary vandalism of club infrastructure and assets, followed by some serious maintenance issues. But the real blow came with the sudden passing of club junior convenor and manager Liz Tanoa’i and committee life member Oxx Weepu. Although things were at breaking point, this did not stop players, coaches and volunteers committing themselves to working hard work and putting in the effort in the 2018 season.
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RIGHT: Wainuiomata’s Shane Richardson is also in for another year of racing in the Suzuki Series road-race competition. PHOTO: Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
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. “The New Zealand Cycle Trail has been a great success story for both the Hutt Valley and for New Zealand,” Chris says. A report by the Ministry of Business, Inno-
vation and Employment (MBIE) estimates that just under 100,000 visit the Remutaka Cycle Trail, generating approximately $3.3 million to the economy. “[The] announcement comes in addition to the $334,000 that was announced in February to build a bridge at Siberia Stream, install toilet facilities and to upgrade sections of track. “It is great to see the government continuing to invest in the Ng Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail and I look forward to further investment in the future,” he says. The New Zealand Cycle Trail was established by the previous Government.
Jordie sure to be there despite form Jordie Barrett may be testing the All Black selectors’ faith in him. The enigmatic fullback, who has been out of favour for the latter part of the home season after a poor performance in the loss to South Africa, was equally inept against Japan on Saturday and the almighty court of public opinion wants him out. His replacement, the on debut George Bridge, had a blinder, continuing his strong domestic form. For much of the past decline, public consensus has suggested it has become harder to play your way out of the All Blacks than it has been to play your way in. The usual scape-goats for this theory have been Sonny Bill Williams and Isaea Toeava.
Barrett is still the second best fullback behind Ben Smith but what has made his stocks somewhat valuable is that he is a second kicking option for his up-and-down brother, Beauden, whose boot off the tee has run hot and cold particularly in 2018. With the All Blacks going for three consecutive World Cup crowns in less than 12 months, tough selections will have to be made. Dropping Jordie seems the best option on paper but gut instinct suggests the men in black have built an envied culture of winning because they deal with the devils they know and not the latest flavour of the month. Form is temporary and staying in the All Blacks’ class can feel like a permanent outcome at times.
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