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Wednesday March 8, 2017


readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: What’s your view on the vandalism at the brand new Parkway junior playground?

Peter Watson, Wainuiomata

Jonny Ripia, Wainuiomata

Karoha Moke, Wainuiomata

Sheryl Sinclair, Wainuiomata

Don Taylor, Wainuiomata

“It’s not too good. I`m not too happy about it. But you can’t do nothing until you catch them.”

“That’s terrible. It’s for the kids to enjoy. Get some security cameras out there.”

“That is disrespectful. They should find out who done it and charge them.”

“I think it’s disgusting. I hope they catch them – maybe get some night lights?”

Shontelle Max, Wainuiomata “I think it’s appalling. Hope “I don’t like that at all. I think we get to find out who does we should try to stop it. Something definitely needs it, but if it’s kids – what to be done, A lot of money happens? goes into that stuff.”

Living wage voted down in council Wainuiomata ward councillors want the Hutt City Council to support the living wage, but they are having a hard job convincing their fellow councillors to do so. The living wage for directly employed council employees would cost $570,000 per annum

- 0.33% of the council’s total expenditure. On March 2, a motion tabled by Josh Briggs and Campbell Barry urged councillors to ‘support the living wage in principle’, this however was voted down by Mayor Ray Wallace and other

councillors. There was also discussion of options around people employed via contract. However, councillors have directed chief executive, Tony Stallinger, to look at introducing the Living Wage for employees currently below it.

Mr Barry said some of these councillors are breaking living wage campaign promises. “As a Council, and leaders in our City, we need to be courageous with our actions. We must not shy away because we are scared of being challenged,”

he said. “There is significant evidence across the board that shows benefits in paying our lowest paid workers a fair wage for a fair day’s work, and it shows we value them for the work they do.”

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