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Head students ready to take on 2017 Continued from page 1. The four said they had started to come to terms with their new responsibilities over their summer break. “I feel really privileged going forward,” deputy head boy Joseph said. The group said they were looking forward to what next year would bring as leaders of the school. “I’m most excited about getting to do it together,” head girl Shiloh said. “It’ll be really cool seeing everything that happens behind the scenes,” deputy head girl Ruby said. Head boy Alex said it felt strange to be among the eldest students in the school. “It feels weird being the oldest students. I used to think year 13s were so
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grown up and had their lives together,” Joseph added. “I used to think that year 13s were really tall,” Ruby said. T h ey s a id t h ey h a d some a dv ic e for new students who would be starting college in the new year. “Just enjoy it. As much as you need to study and achieve make sure you hang out with your friends too,” Joseph said. “Make the most of it. Make sure you do what you love and enjoy it,” Ruby added. “A lso t i me m a nage ment,” Alex said. “Live it up, it goes really fast,” Shiloh said. Wa i n u i o m a t a H i g h School students will be returning to school on Friday, February 3, 2017.
Free parking trial in Lower Hutt CBD to end early next year The one hour free parking trial in the Lower Hutt CBD is set to finish in April next year. From Monday, January 16, 2017 all long-term parking charges increased as a result of the trial will revert back to pre-trial rates. The first-hour free parking in the HC2 time-restricted shopper parking areas will continue until Monday, April 3 2017 because of current parking pressures across the city due to part of the car park at Queensgate
Mall being closed following the November earthquake. Hutt City Council chief executive Tony Stallinger said the trial, which aimed at attracting visitors and retail spend in the central city, was thoroughly researched but the results did not stack up. “We have given this trial longer than any other we have undertaken, but ten months of economic data shows free parking is not an effective strategy to attract additional retail spend,”
he said. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace said he remained committed to working with CBD retailers to encourage business and was pleased by the significant private investment and development in the central city in the past year. “While free parking has not given us the results we hoped, the private investment and development we’ve seen in the CBD over the past 12 months bodes well for the year ahead.
WHAI ORANGA HEALTH CENTRE and COMMUNITY DENTAL CENTRE During the Christmas period Whai Oranga O Te Iwi Health Centre will be closed for Public Holidays Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January 2017. Clinic will be open from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 December then open again from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 January 2017. The Dental Service will not be available from Friday 23 December but will be resuming service from Monday 30 January 2017. There will be no Wednesday Evening Clinic from Wednesday 21 December but clinic will still be open till 5pm. Wednesday Evening Clinics to 7pm will resume again Wednesday 18 January 2017.
During the times the clinic is shut and you need medical advice please ring Healthline on 0800 611 116 but if it is a medical emergency ring 111.
Wishing the community of Wainuiomata a Merry Chirstmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.
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“The trial though has shown that we need to have a better understanding of our future parking need across the city. “Council has asked officers to investigate a full city-wide review on the future parking demands our city will face and we expect the results to be presented back to Council next year for consideration.” For further information on parking changes set to happen check the Hutt City Council website.
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