69 days ago

We are Hiring!

Saskia Wanklyn from Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre

We are currently on the hunt for a Community Connector to join our team. The full ad and how to apply can be found on do good jobs
- see link below.

The new person will work closely with the current Community Activator, coordinating projects, events and initiatives. It’s will be a role full of fun, creativity, variety and amazing people. It is a flexible 20 hours a week on a year fixed-term contract. We need someone who is passionate about community, sensitive, organized and understands community led development (this can be through lived experience). We particularly want people to know that in recruiting for this role, we value people's diverse lived experiences and backgrounds. This might be understanding what it's like to need support in some way or experience of being from a minority group etc. We welcome applicants who may not be 'formally' trained/experienced in this field of work.
Applications close Monday 31st August.
Feel free to give us a ring if you have any questions 04 388 1944.

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1 day ago

Monday Sport Blast From The Past

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Trish Hina could be the greatest sportswoman you have never heard of.
A product of Naenae College, she later settled in Gisborne, where she was a social worker.
Her sporting CV includes representing New Zealand in touch, softball, rugby and rugby league.
Initially, her sporting success came in softball, playing for New Zealand and helping her club and Hutt Valley win numerous titles.
League was however her first love and in 2000 Hina was named MVP at the first women’s World Cup, where New Zealand beat Great Britain 26-4.
She was prominent in the Kiwi Ferns retaining the World Cup in 2005 and 2008.
In the 2008 defence, Hina was named MVP for a second time. In the final, New Zealand thrashed Australia 34-0, with Hina scoring two tries and kicking three conversions.
In 2010, she achieved arguably her greatest achievement by being selected to play for the Black Ferns at the World Cup.
She became the first female to win rugby and league World Cups.
Towards the end of her career, Hina was diagnosed with kidney disease and she was unable to fulfill her dream of playing Sevens at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
In 2015, she was inducted as a Hutt Valley Sports Awards legend.

3 hours ago


Aaron Graham from Hataitai Family Barbers

If you keep meaning to get the boys in for a tidy up bring them in today! Boys 0-18yrs only $15 all day! We are open till 6.30pm and no appointment required. 31 Waitoa Rd, Hataitai

7 hours ago