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Wednesday July 19, 2017

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Cold, wet and windy – Wainuiomata

Dress It Up!  Inspired by the world of wearable art?  Come along and design your own unique character, then find out how to create their costume using common household items. Dress it up! is for ages 13 and over, and is held at the Wainuiomata Community Library today, Wednesday, July 19 from 1pm-2pm. This event is part of Beyond the Page, a literary festival for children and youth on from 8-23 July.

Gambling venues need to do more Gambling venues are doing better at helping problem gamblers but need to do much more, says Internal Affairs’ director of gambling compliance, Gareth Bostock. The Department conducted another mystery shopper exercise late last year to assess how well venue staff were fulfilling their Gambling Act obligations for preventing and minimising gambling harm. The first exercise was in 2014. The Department is using its latest mystery shopper research to target its regulatory activity and help the sector lift performance.

Everything is awesome with Lego

By Dan Whitfield

It was difficult to see the hills that separated Wainuiomata from the rest of the Hutt Valley last week as a cold front moved up the country. Though the far south of the South Island felt the brunt of the wintry temperatures, Wainuiomata had its own taste of ‘Jack Frost’. Mountains that make up the Rimutaka Forest Park had a dusting of snow thanks to a forecast of sleety showers. Rainfall also caused flooding in some parts of Wainuiomata, including in front of people’s driveways along Parkway and in grassed areas towards the end of Coast Road. Windy conditions on Thursday also caused havoc with numerous reports of trampolines ending up in trees, wrapped around lampposts or ending up in other people’s backyards. New Zealand Transport Agency advised people to keep the weather and road closures in mind when travelling last week. All East by West ferry sailings were also cancelled late last week. The Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Horowhenua and the Manawatu regions

Trampolines were also reported to be causing a problem on Thursday due to windy conditions. Photo: ALEX WOOD

were among the areas of Wellington that experienced heavy rainfall and high winds. Meteorologist April Clark, from MetService, said it was essentially a low with cold southerlies. “The low just meant for us in Wellington heavy rain and

really strong winds. It’s normal that we get these kinds of storms here, it happens about once a year,” she said. The highest recorded wind speed across Wellington was 167kmh at Mount Kaukau. “Wainuiomata is a bit more sheltered but it can get quite

gusty there.” She said Wainuiomata had a wind speed of 31kmh however, gusts would have been higher. “We’re getting towards the end of winter so it’s likely that this was the last big weather event for the season, but weather is always changing.”

Fundraiser to keep the lights on at Greenstone Doors

Wainuiomata Community Library is hosting awesome Lego events over the remainder of this year. Children will be encouraged to make Lego creations at the library and become a Lego Legend! The first event is on Thursday, July 27, from 4pm-5pm. Later events will be on August 31, September 28, October 26, and November 23.

By Emma Hatton, MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

Win a Family Pass to Zirka Circus! Simply email your Full Name, Address and contact phone number to win@ wsn.co.nz The winner will be drawn on Wednesday 26th July

Hayley Jeffrey practises her moves ahead of Friday night’s ball. Photo: SUPPLIED

Budding ballerinas and aspiring swing dancers will get the chance to burn off school-holiday steam this Friday at a charity children’s ball at The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt. Event organiser for community group Greenstone Doors Hayley Jeffrey said funds raised from the ball will go towards the upkeep of their community facility in Lower Hutt. Greenstone Doors is an organisation which provide support and assistance to families, children and pregnant women.

Jeffrey said she hoped any excess money raised would go toward providing free counselling services. “We would love to be able to offer counselling services for free, but at the moment we need to try to just keep the lights on,” she said. Starting from 5.30 and open to all ages, the ball will host ballet and swing lessons for children. A live jazz band, face painting and a limousine for photo shoots will also be there.  Tickets are $2.50 per child and $20 for an adult. Contact Hayley at greenstonedoors+tickets@gmail. com or visit 15 Dudley St, Lower Hutt to buy.

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Wainuiomata News 19-07-17