Wednesday March 22, 2017
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.
Q: What do you think of Lorde’s new song Green Light, which is the number one viral song globally?
Cameron Tamaka, Wainuiomata
Ronan Takawe, Wainuiomata
Marie Hunia, Wainuiomata
Zane Benton, Wainuiomata
Cullen Jennings-Nairn, Wainuiomata
“It’s not really my type of music to be honest.”
“I think it’s a low-key product. It’s got the rhythm but the lyrics are bad.”
“It’s entertaining, aye? People love it.”
“I think it’s pretty good - it’s got a good beat to it.”
“It’s a catchy song. It reminds us all of the Lord (I go to a Catholic school).”
Reporter’s desk Every day our roving reporter Dave Crampton breaks news and meets locals throughout Wainuiomata. Each week he shares a few tales from his travels.
Wainuiomata is a great suburb. Thanks to all who have made me welcome here to date. Thanks for all who have sent images and contacted us with news to cover. There are lot of good news stories to be told and this is the only paper that focuses on Wainuiomata. We have top sports people, talented creative people – and a brighter future, now that the Mall is being bought by Progressive Enterprises. It has been great to reconnect with the local MPs - Chris Bishop and
Trevor Mallard - with Mayor Ray Wallace to follow later this month. Politicians – both in central and local government – are busy people and work hard for their communities. As most will know, this year is election year. The Hutt region will have a new MP, one who has never been an electorate MP. Don’t forget the Maori electorates either. Wainuiomata is part of Ikaroa-Rawhiti, and its MP, Meka Whaitiri, has an electorate office in Wainuiomata and is Labour’s spokesperson for local
Zac McMurchin, Wainuiomata “It’s pretty good – it’s got a nice rhythm to it.”
government. It has been great meeting children, parents, older people, community activists, sportspeople and students in the area over the past two weeks, and hearing their stories. If you have something you think may be newsworthy - if you have lost your cat, won Lotto or set a sporting record or achievement, or are celebrating your 60th wedding anniversary – do get in touch. Chances are others will want to know about this too.
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Having a say on the mall Dear Ed, With Progressive Enterprises buying the mall, are the people of Wainuiomata going to have a say as to what type of shops will be opened at the mall? With a lot of young people buying houses here maybe we could have a better variety of shops such as: craft shop, stationery, materials and sewing, clothing and maybe a place for the kids where they can play computer games.
This of course is just my opinion. A nice coffee shop where one could get coffee and something light to eat would also be nice. I do some crafting and sewing and have to go all the way to Spotlight for anything that I need when it would be nice just to go to our own mall instead. What do think and should the folks here be asked what they would like at the new mall. Denise Gibson
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Published on Mar 21, 2017