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Upper Hutt Leader : October 19th 2011
53 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 19, 2011 www.activation.org.nz Sign-up to receive news about the latest events and physical activity options in Upper Hutt email: email@example.com with subscribe in the sub ect eld more Upper Hutt people, more active, more often Whats On in Our Region Every Sunday Women Only Swim Night From 7pm. Female staff only, curtained from road, fun and safe. All women, all abilities, all cultures. For info visit: www.h2oxtream.com Every Monday & Thursday Squash at Upper Hutt Social Nights From 6.45pm, McLean St. All levels. For info visit www.squashupperhutt.co.nz Every Tuesday & Thursday Zumba Classes 7-8pm, Timberlea Community Hall, 72 Norana Road, Timberlea. $5 per person. For info tel: Kathy 04 526 4911 or 027 662 1115. 8 - 24 October Kids Fest 2011 Kids Fest has it all from art classes, indoor and outdoor sports, kayaking and hip hop to rock stars and sliding around in the mud. The activities are for kids aged 5-13 years and are free or low cost to attend so that you can maximise your holiday fun. For info visit www.huttcity.govt.nz/kidsfest 20&21Oct School Holiday Roller Disco 1-3pm, Upper Hutt Roller Skating Rink, 34B Goodshed Rd. $6 entry, free skate hire, $3 blade hire. Skating to music with a great family atmosphere. for more. For more information contact Bruce Crosby (04) 9388718 or www.skate.wellington.net.nz 22 October Sportsmania Roller Disco 7-9pm, Upper Hutt Roller Skating Rink, 34B Goodshed Rd. $6 entry, free skate hire, $3 blade hire. Dress as your favourite sports star at this themed roller disco. Prizes for best costume. For more info contact Bruce Crosby 04 938 8718 or www.skate.wellington.net.nz 22 October Wellington Speedway 6-10pm, Te Marua Speedway, Main Road North. For info visit: www.wellingtonspeedway.co.nz 22-23 October Rimutaka Tavern Wild Food & Pig Hunt For info tel: Paul Lambert 04 527 2141 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 26-29 October Boxing NZ National Amateur Championships The Wellington and Hutt Valley Boxing association will host the 109th Boxing New Zealand Amateur Championships in the Lower Hutt Town Hall. More info visit: www.boxingnz.org.nz For more info about events, please visit www.activation.org.nz AIMS Games Having returned recently from a week at the AIMS (Association of Intermediate and Middle School) Games in Mount Maunganui I felt compelled to write about this largely unheard of (around Wellington) sports tournament for Year 7 and 8 kids who participated in what was the 8th Annual AIMS Games. From its inception 8 years ago with 22 schools and 830 participants, it has now grown to 115 schools and over 4,600 competitors!! This has grown to be one of the largest school sport tournaments in New Zealand. Sports on offer were badminton, basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymsport, hockey, indoor bowls, multisport, netball, rugby sevens, squash, swimming, tennis and waterpolo. Schools participate from all over New Zealand this year from as far north as Kaitaia, and the farthest south were 4 schools from Christchurch. Wellington had three intermediates competing Fergusson with two squash competitors; Hutt and Newlands had one netball team each. The week is run like a mini-Olympics, with an opening ceremony on the Sunday night, competition play Monday-Friday, and closing ceremony Friday afternoon. The opening ceremony featured performances by local school groups, short talks by the Tauranga mayor, key tournament personnel, and an inspirational talk from Rob Waddell, twice rowing World Title holder and Olympic gold medallist: It may not have occurred to you but in this building we have Silver Ferns, All Blacks, Olympians and World Champions, those people are you, you just havent realised it yet stated Waddell. The Fergusson girls I took with me had a tough week of squash, with Taylor Jamieson finishing 7th and Emma Conaghan 16th overall, out of 26 girls competing in their draw. The girls finished 4th equal in the Teams Event. A date has already been set for next year in September 2012. I encourage all Intermediate schools in Wellington to think about whether they have a team or individuals that could represent their school in this tournament. Careful consideration should be given in deciding who should go, as although it was great fun, its probably not for those who just want to give it a go, but for those who are already well established in an individual or team sport and are not afraid of some fierce competition. Yes it takes dollars to take these teams/individuals away for a week and accommodation, feed and transport them, but if decisions are made early in the year to send students there is plenty of time to start fundraising or apply for grants. For further information, the website is: www.nzaimsgames.co.nz Lynn Jamieson Introducing Jess Howse, Kiwisport Assistant... Hey, Im Jess and Im the new Kiwisport Project Assistant with Activation this year. My aim is to get the most out of the funding we have received and increase sports participation for students in the Upper Hutt area. Since July we have been working hard behind the scenes to set up projects for term 1, 2012. We are working with four non-traditional sports; golf, tennis, swimming and ultimate Frisbee to get some have-a-go initiatives in Heretaunga College, St Patricks Silverstream and Upper Hutt College. These sessions will be happening in term 1 so keep an eye out for information and try out a new sport. The three colleges themselves will be putting together resources so that year 9s will know what sports are on offer and how to join up. This will make the whole process of registering into college sport a lot easier and hopefully it wont be as daunting. I will also be having a meeting with the colleges to discuss the barriers to participation with initiatives being set up to counteract these. The Stay in Sport website is still up and running with details of regional, local and national sports clubs. This is a useful resource for anyone leaving school and anyone who wants to join a club in their chosen sport. It is easily accessible with a tab on the right hand side of our Activation website. Taylor Jamieson and Emma Conaghan, Fergusson Intermediate, pictured with Susan Devoy & Lions Club of Silverstream TOUR DE WHITEMANS UPPER HUTT ROAD RIDE Proceeds to Silverstream Lions Club community projects Circuit: 100 km, 66.6 km or 33.3 km A challenging and scenic ride up Blue Mountains, through rural valleys and along suburban streets. Ideal training especially for Round Taupo Date: Sunday 6th November 2011 Registration: 07:30 - 08:30, ride starts at 09:00 Base, Start/Finish: Silverstream School, Whitemans Rd, Silverstream Cost: $50.00 per bike ($25.00 if rider under 18) Details and entry: www.tdw.org.nz PLEASE BE AWARE: ALL ROADS ARE OPEN TO TRAFFIC ALL ROAD RULES APPLY. ALL TRAFFIC LAWS MUST BE OBEYED
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