Wednesday February 1, 2017
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Do you think the school holidays should move to February or March when the weather is warmer?
Hene Thompson, Wainuiomata
Shakahn TeAroha, Wainuiomata
Luta Matagi, Wainuiomata
Jasmine Acker, Wainuiomata
Tawera Waikato, Wainuiomata
Wiremu Mepham, Wainuiomata
“Yes, so the weather is nicer.”
“Yes, it’s not sunny enough at the moment.”
“No, some people might find it boring being off for no reason.”
“Maybe, it might be good to get some better weather. The school holidays are later now than they were when I was at school.”
“Yeah, we have better weather in February.”
“Yeah the weather is warmer then.”
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Rhythm and Reels Rhy thm and Reels will be taking place this Saturday, February 4 at Queen Street Reserve from 7.30pm. Wellington singer Kirsten Te Rito
will be performing at 7.30pm. Movie “Poi-E – The Story of Our Song” will begin half an hour after sunset. The event is all ages and is free. Movie is rated
G and runs for 90 minutes. No dogs allowed. Food will be on sale and locals are welcome to bring a picnic.
Local groundwater sought after for art Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival is calling for samples from Lower Hutt residents of their local groundwater. Citizens are invited to get its quality tested and contribute to a new art installation ‘Citizens’ Water Map Lab’ by visual artist Julian Priest. Locals are invited to bring in a milk bottle filled with groundwater from their local stream, river, well, bore or even puddle, to the front desk of The Dowse Art Museum until February 24. They can book in to get it quality tested, and see it become part of a glowing public art work forming a map of Lower Hutt water quality. Julian has already been working with a number of local groups in the collection and testing of
groundwater, including Friends of the Waiwhetu Stream, Friends of the Hutt River, and Enviroschools and hopes to get samples from all across the Hutt Valley. The public contributions of water from across the Hutt are critical to the work. “It’s as much about people being able to take ownership of water quality issues as it is about the sculpture,” Julian said. “This illuminated, glowing installation will give you some indications about the water quality, but the participation is always key.” Julian was partly inspired to create the installation by the dramatic events in Havelock North, which showed the relationship with clean water is to be cherished.
Lower Hutt supplies the entire Wellington region with water. ‘Citizens’ Water Map Lab’ invites everyone to get involved in mapping the water quality of the region, from small streams to the large aquifer that runs underneath the valley. To get involved bring a 2L milk bottle (well-washed) filled with groundwater from any local source to the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt between 10am to 5pm from now until Friday, February 24. Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival will take place from Saturday, February 25 until Saturday, March 4. Visit www. commongroundfestival.org.nz for more information.
Wainuiomata News 01-02-17