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Rob Arnold and Ashleigh Low are in Little Shop of Horrors. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

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It’s less than a month to go until the Wainuiomata Little Theatre debuts its latest production- Little Shop of Horrors. This is the first time the theatre has performed the dark comedy musical which sees Seymour, a florist shop assistant, accidentally raise a plant with a taste for human flesh. The show will be taking place from Wednesday, November 9 until Saturday, November 19 at the old Wainuiomata College school hall. Continued on page 2

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Tickets will be on sale at Clive’s Chemist from Thursday, October 13. Little theatre member Rob Arnold plays the lead role of Seymour in the Wainuiomata Little Theatre production of the show and Ashleigh Low plays his love interest, Audrey. Both have taken part in Wainuiomata Little Theatre productions before. This is Rob’s third production with the theatre having previously played Danny in the 2013 production of Grease and Ren in the 2015 production of Footloose. Ashleigh has been a regular performer with the theatre for “a decade”. This is the third time Rob has taken part in a production of Little Shop of Horrors and Ashleigh’s first. “I’ve played the dentist and the plant before but this is the first time playing Seymour. I’ve always wanted to be Seymour,” Rob said. “This is the first time I have done the show. I’ve always wanted to do it because I just love Ellen Greene [who played Audrey in the film].

Mum bought the dvd when I was nine or 10 and I just loved the character of Audrey,” Ashleigh said. The pair said they were looking forward to bringing the show to locals. “There’s a lot of amazing talent in the show,” Ashleigh said. Director Trevor Williams said with opening night being less than a month away he believed rehearsals for the show were going well. “It’s a more technically challenging show than anything we’ve done before. But I think it’s going well,” he said.  Little Shop of Horrors will be running from November 9 until November 19 at the old Wainuiomata College. No shows Monday or Tuesday. Shows at 7.30pm except Sunday, November 13 when show is at 4pm. There will also be a matinee on Saturday, November 12 at 2pm. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parental guidance is recommended. Tickets available from Clive’s Chemist from Thursday, October 13.

Local women encouraged to go for breast screenings By Emma McAuliffe

Local women are being encouraged to have their breasts regularly screened as part of New Zealand Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual campaign held in October by the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness of breast cancer. As part of this women are encouraged to learn to know their breasts and go for regular

breast screenings. Manager at Mana Wahine a Maori health provider based out of Kokiri Marae, Tira Albert, said the provider sought to “encourage and empower women to make an informed choice to attend their breast screenings”. “We support priority group women to go to breast screenings. Priority group are seen as those who need to attend. It is free to get a breast screening for women aged between 45 and 69,” she said.

“We want the women to be around for their Mokopuna and their grandchildren.” Services provided at Mana Wahine included education on breast screenings as well as transport to breast screening appointments, Tira said. “Sometimes transport can be a barrier to get out there as can fear,” she said. Women were also provided with colourful korowai instead of hospital gowns to make them feel “safe and secure”, Tira said.

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Tira said the Mana Wahine sought to encourage women under the age of 45 to know what their breasts looked and felt like. “Know your breasts so as you mature you are able to notice changes,” she said.  For more information on Mana Wahine call 939 4630 or visit for more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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inbrief news Mental Health Week It’s Mental Health Week this week from Monday, October 10 until Sunday, October 16. Mental Health Week is a chance to explore issues and raise awareness around mental health. The theme for this year is connecting with nature and how this benefits health and wellbeing. Lower Hutt’s Te Awakairangi Health Network is running a competition as part of this inviting residents to share pictures of them enjoying nature in Lower Hutt to win prizes. For more information head to Te Awakairangi Health Network’s Facebook page.

Voter turnout The Hashtags with Chris Bishop and Marama Fox after their meeting. By Emma McAuliffe

A local youth group had the opportunity to meet with MPs this week to discuss smokefree initiatives. The Hashtags met with National list MP Chris Bishop and Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox on Monday to discuss smoking in their community. Also present at the meeting were Hashtags facilitator Te Puea Morgan, Leah Clark from Regional Public Health and Dr Prudence Stone from the Smokefree Coalition.

The Hashtags were formed in 2011 to as part of the smokefree cars campaign and now lead youth initiatives around Wainuiomata. Current members of the Hashtags are part of the third wave of the group and have been involved since being juniors at Wainuiomata High School. The group met with the MPs to find out what progress had been made and could be made in Wainuiomata. The group, who are in their senior years at college agreed fewer students at their school,

smoked than when they were juniors. “Seniors used to rush to the gates after school and smoke but they don’t do that anymore,” Kazmia Morgan-Rako said. “Smoking is not a huge popular thing at our school,” Nadia MacDonald said. Mr Bishop said he believed the “culture of tobacco” had changed as the number of people taking up smoking was lower. Mr Bishop said, however, more needed to be done when it came to smoking in cars.

“This is about kids in cars. There is no choice for them if their parents decide to smoke in the car,” he said. Ms Fox said it would be on the agenda to change legislation when it came to smoking in cars. “Smokefree cars are our main legislative push. We don’t want to criminalise it but instead help people make the choice to opt out,” she said.  What do you think? Should smoking in cars be illegal? Let us know at

Voter turnout for this year’s local body elections was at 37.47 per cent across the Hutt City. This total is higher than 2013 election in which 36.26 per cent of eligible voters voted, however less than 2010’s elections which were at 40.37 per cent. 4963 (38.86 per cent) of eligible voters in Wainuiomata voted.

Colouring group A new colouring group started in Wainuiomata at the weekend. The colouring group for adults will next be meeting at the Wainuiomata Library on Saturday, October 22 from 1pm until 3pm. Colouring sheets provided however residents will need to bring their own colouring equipment.

Local land up for grabs on Waiu Street One of the biggest undeveloped lots in Lower Hutt is currently up for sale in Wainuiomata. The land on Waiu Street has been placed on the market for sale through a receivership process. The 2.2 hectare f lat triangular site comes under a general business zoning and allows for the construction

of commercial, industrial, or warehousing premises. The land is adjacent to the Wainuiomata Mountain Bike Park. The site was formerly owned by a land development contracting firm which used it as a land-fill site over a number of years before being placed in receivership. The land is being marketed

for sale by Bayleys Wellington salespeople Mark Walker and Paul Cudby. Paul described the plot as the biggest undeveloped site of its type in the city. “Under council regulations, the site can operate as one ‘mega’ prem ises or ya rd, or could a lter natively be subdivided into sections as small as 200 square metres,”

Paul said. Mark said there were multiple permutations for any future owner consider ing subdividing the land. “Sitting as it does behind several existing large warehousing premises, a number of sections could be easily configured to add to those existing buildings, or adding additional space to the rear of

the operations,” he said. “Alternatively, a commercial office park or terraced light industrial unit development could be established. Hutt City Council has expressed a willingness to discuss development options with any new purchaser with a view to encouraging employment and growing commerce in the city.”

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A new face will be representing Wainuiomata at the council table following this year’s elections. Current deputy chair of the Wainuiomata Community Board, Josh Briggs, will be sworn in as councillor for the Wainuiomata Ward later this month. Mr Briggs, who has a background in youth work and community development, said he was “overwhelmed and thankful” to the community for voting him in. He will be joining Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry in representing the Wainuiomata Ward. It will be Mr Barry’s second term on council. The pair ran together on the campaign trail however, said they would not always agree on the council table. “We are our own people. We disagree on things but we will be working together as a team for the community,” Mr Barry said. “We have our own views, and our own skill sets,” Mr Briggs said. The pair said they had a few priorities when it came to representing the Wainuiomata community on council. “I think the priority will be the town centre space. Getting the mall in a

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position to sell and seeing more money put into Queen Street and The Strand. Undoubtedly it’s been the biggest issue throughout the campaign,” Mr Barry said. “One of the things I will be pushing is the magic card which gives children and young people access to swimming pools, libraries and other council facilities regardless of financial situation. It has been piloted already in the northern ward I think it should be extended to the whole city,” Mr Briggs said. Mr Barry said a second access route should also be something put back on the council table with a “blank piece of paper”.

The preliminary results are in and fresh faces are ready to join the Wainuiomata Community Board. Newcomers Gabriel Tupou, Jodie Alexander and Sisi Tuala-

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A local man will continue to lead Lower Hutt following this year’s local body elections. Mayor incumbent Ray Wallace has been voted in for his third term as Mayor of Hutt City. Mr Wallace said he was “absolutely elated with the result”. “It shows we’ve had a united council over the years. I think we’ve got along in rejuvenating the city. I’m very happy and excited,” he said. He said his first job as new mayor would be to meet with the councillors and discuss where their strengths lay. “First thing is bringing the team together,” Mr Wallace said. Mr Wallace said he intended for his cur-

rent deputy mayor, Hutt City Councillor for the Central Ward David Bassett to remain as such throughout his next term. He said he was looking forward to working with new and older faces in Wainuiomata on both Council and Community board, however would be sorry to say goodbye to others. “I would say that it’s always sad to lose a colleague. Margaret Willard serviced the community well and will continue to do so as a member of the community board. “I look forward to working with Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry and Councillor elect Josh Briggs. I’m excited about the community board. There are a lot of new faces and I expect big things with the board to take a leadership role,” he said.


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Paul Butcher and Wayne Barton are looking forward to what Parkway Rise brings. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

contacting people who had registered interest with the pair online. “People can still register their interest too,” Paul said. Wayne said the area, with land for over 60 houses, had gauged a lot of interest. “It’s been so popular,” he said. They said the opening of this land could potentially lead to other areas being opened up for sale. “We’re hopeful the Hutt City Council will see what the potential in opening up the land,” Paul said. The pair said the latest stage in the development on Parkway Rise was the show home which is due to be completed next month as well as the planting of 1000 native plants at the front of the area. The show home would reflect the types of homes available at the development, they said. “There will be a mix of three and four bedroom houses in different configurations, some with garages and things,” Paul said. “It won’t be looking like Coronation Street,” Wayne said.

Avalon Park Playground launch a hit Lower Hutt’s premier playground was launched last weekend to hoards of people ready to play. The contemporary Avalon Park playground, unique to the North Island, officially opened on Sunday, October 2 and drew huge crowds. The new playground mixes traditional-style play equipment, including swings and slides, with new designs, including The Helix, a giant custom-built climbing structure. Along with physical play, it also offers sensory and imaginative

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play, including a range of talk tubes, metal drums and hidden “dinosaur fossils” in the underfives’ sandpit. The playground’s terrain was designed to appeal to children and encourage different kinds of play – making it the most contemporary playground of its kind in the North Island. Hutt City Council’s Parks and Gardens divisional manager Bruce Hodgins said council could not have “dreamed of a better turn out from families for the launch of Lower Hutt’s premier playground”.

“It was laughs and smiles all day. Even some early rain didn’t deter large numbers of visitors,” he said. Crowds at the launch were captivated by a variety of activities and entertainment until the afternoon which included dance performances, face painting, circus and aerial performers and a live band. Bruce said families have also inundated council with praise about the playground, saying they could not wait to return. “Based on such positive feedback, Avalon Park Playground will also be a popular regional attraction.”

inbrief news Liquor bylaw Submissions to the Hutt City Council’s proposed bylaw around the use of alcohol in public places closes soon. The bylaw has proposed some public places to be permanent alcohol free zones as well as a time ban for public places in Lower Hutt to be alcohol free from 9pm to 5am. Council is asking for residents to provide evidence during consultation. To make a submission email the Hutt City Council at or post to Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw, Hutt City Council, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt by Friday, October 28.

1st Assembly Lower Hutt community start up hub, 1st Assembly, will be hosting an open day this weekend. The day is free and open to all ages and stages to peek into the world of startups in Lower Hutt. Included in the day will be seeing hand-built 3D printers, hearing engaging talks on business and tech and taking part in fun workshops. Open Day will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 9am until 4pm at 1st Assembly, 125 High Street, Lower Hutt.

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A new development on Parkway has been taking shape over the past few months. The area, which was started on earlier this year, is being developed by the Walsh family developers and will be sold by Professionals agents Paul Butcher and Wayne Barton in

coming months. Wayne said the title deeds to the first stage, which are the houses along the road side on the Parkway extension, will be released in November. “Once titles are out we’ll be able to start selling,” he said. From there Wayne and Paul would be

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Would you be more likely to vote in future elections if you could do it online?

Ezaiah Tanirau, Wainuiomata

Nathaniel Smith, Wainuiomata

Kazmia Morgan-Rako, Wainuiomata

Pearl Philavong, Wainuiomata

Nadia MacDonald, Wainuiomata

“Yeah I think I would vote online.”

“I think I would vote anyway if it came in the mail.”

“Yes, if we could make it safe. I think it would get people actually voting.”

“Yes, definitely. More people would vote instead of complain.”

“I’m keen to vote in the elections anyway.”

Waimiriangi Ratu, Wainuiomata “I’m keen to vote when I am old enough to.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Mall not the issue in spelling debate Dear Ed, In response to Rosalie of Wainuiomata the issue is far wider than the Mall. It’s about the local economy. I played a key role in stopping the super city and local government reforms. Our local economy and the reason it is not performing is because of economic reforms which have changed the structure of our society. These reforms led to seven day shopping

giving more choice and forced both parents to go out and work so they shop on the other side of the hill. One of the things not talked about in this debate and the media has inaccurately reported is the legal status of Wainuiomata. We are a suburb but we are a legal community as well. To understand the issue I asked Hutt City Council at the Chief Executive Officer Review to spell the name of Wai-

nuiomata correctly as the chief executive wrote standing orders and standing orders are a legal document. From there things have been taking out context. I am talking about the community representation review of local government law which Rosalie is out touch with. Mike Grigg (abridged), Wainuiomata

Art exhibition opens at the library

Sophie Gardiner (centre) and members of her art class. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe By Emma McAuliffe

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Local artists will have their work on display at the Wainuiomata Library for the next fortnight. The exhibition comes as part of a recent workshop taken by local woman, Sophie Gardiner at the Wainuiomata Community Centre. Sophie said the workshops stemmed from a desire to bring accessible art and creativity courses to members of the community. “Art and creativity classes can be difficult and very expensive to attend, so I wanted to provide something local and very cost effective for our local residents,” she said. The exhibition has been on display since Saturday and will be running until Labour Weekend. Sophie said she believed the exhibition was an important part of the artistic process and would be planning to have one at the end of each of her courses. “It gives us a focus over the course and

lets the students show off what they’ve achieved. I think the work they’ve done is outstanding, and really shows how much fun they’ve had over the last few weeks. “I thought the library would be the best place for us to exhibit, as the hub of the community - it’s great to be able to show off local talent in such a positive way,” Sophie said. She said the work included as part of the exhibition would feature sketches and smaller works the artists had done and canvases which the artists had worked on throughout the six week course. “Each week we do an exercise which could include action painting and different techniques. “I wanted the students to have a go at something they may not otherwise of considered. We have lots of fun and the students have said they have surprised themselves at what they have achieved, and felt they have re-sparked a passion for art and creativity,” she said.

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Board games for the children By Emma McAuliffe

Madeline and Elizabeth Chin with their very own board game creation.

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The Wainuiomata Library hosted the last of their holiday workshops last week. Children and teens librarian Alexia Herrera ran the workshop which saw children learn how to create their own board games. Sisters Madeline and Elizabeth Chin decided to create their own version of cluedo, but located in a zoo.

“It’s a zoo game where you each take care of four animals and you have to return them back to their exhibits,” Madeline said. Alexia said the library had opted to host the board game day because it was something the library had done before and it was “fun to do”.  For more information in the activities available at the Wainuiomata Library head to

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Tangaroa Torrez won the 10km race as Angry Bird. PHOTO: Supplied.

Superwomen and angry birds strode across the fields at the weekend as part of Sport Wainuiomata’s first annual Superhero Fun Run/Walk on Saturday. The Sport Wainuiomata Inc Superhero Fun Run/Walk was a pilot event hosted by the volunteer group. Designed as a fun and friendly activity for the community during the school holidays, Sport Wainuiomata hoped the fun run would inspire people to try other Sport Wainuiomata events, including the TriAbility Triathlon to be held early next year. Prizes donated by local retail stores went towards best-dressed individuals, teams and most original superheroes. People were encouraged to make their

own costumes and invent their own super power. Sport Wainuiomata chairperson Terina Cowan said the event was a “success”. “The fun run/walk was such a success with over 90 participants taking part and great support from volunteers who did everything from being course marshalls, holding a sausage sizzle, to picking up rubbish at the end. “It was also a real treat to have local council and parliament members there to congratulate superheroes, big and small, as they crossed the finish line,” she said. Proceeds from the event went back into the community through two charities, Sport Wainuiomata Inc. and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.


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SPRING’S IN THE AIR Queen Street has a brighter glow. Lampposts washed and paint did flow. New chairs are there for one and all. And a Makeover Spirit in the Hall. Our Library now is not the same. Much improved so many claim. And Hub, close by, with things to do. Maybe look and join in too.

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A local councillor believes Wainuiomata’s famous summer pool could become an attraction all year round. Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry said he would be interested to see the Wainuiomata Summer Pools add hot pools to the complex to allow for usage throughout the year. He said the idea stemmed from hearing a lot of people say they wanted the pools to be open all year and the Wainuiomata pools were already in need of “a lot of work” in the next decade. “A solution for that could be hot pools. They would be well used and would be good for our sports teams,” he said. “All of the assets currently at the pools already would stay the same and be added to.”

Mr Barry also believed the pools could bring tourists into the valley. “The pools would be the only hot pools in the Wellington region. This would take Wainuiomata to the next level as a tourist destination. “We’ve already got the Rimutaka forest park, mountain bike tracks and quad bikes down the coast. We’re the gateway to the outdoors in the Wellington region,” he said. Mr Barry suggested the additional hot pools could come as part of a partnership between council and a business or entrepreneur to prevent the rate payer from taking the brunt of the load. Locals on social media were positive about the idea calling it “fantastic” and a “great idea”. “Wainuiomata is a unique place to live and this will only make it better,” one user said.

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