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Wednesday August 2, 2017

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you most like about school?

Nikora WharehingaSime, Konini Primary School

Maliana Kupa, Konini Primary School

Madison- Lee Marchant- Higgs, Konini Primary School

Jacob Marris, Konini Primary School

Shaelyn Kilburn, Konini Primary School

Jesse Wicksteed, Konini Primary School

“Maths because you get to learn skills that you will need when you’re older.”

“Sports. We do lots of PE and learn lots of skills we can use in different games.”

“Writing. You get to learn big fancy words to use in different types of writing.”

“Maths because I’m good at it.”

“Writing because you get to write fairy tales and other types of writing.”

“Passion Projects because you get to learn about your passion and new stuff.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of communit y interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication.

The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Free curtains for Wainuiomata families

Tuesday yoga classes Ever wanted to try yoga? Pop along to Wainuiomata Memorial Hall for a beginner-friendly community yoga class. Hutt City Council’s Yoga Flavours has teamed up with Spiritual Graffiti Yoga to lead Wainuiomata residents through 60 minutes of yoga that’s suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Classes cost $5 per class, but the first class is free. Each session runs for an hour and starts at 6.45pm.

The next class is on Tuesday, August 8 and run weekly. Organisers have said spaces are often limited so those interested should make sure they are there on time to secure a spot. The classes are held at Wainuiomata Memorial Hall in the Supper Room on Queen Street. For more information, call 04 560 0305. Wellington Curtain Bank machinist Gollet Daneil (left) and coordinator Lynley Wilson will be sorting out curtains for Wainuiomata households. Photo: SUPPLIED


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The Wellington Curtain Bank is returning to Wainuiomata to make it easier for the community to have curtains in their homes this winter. Run by Sustainability Trust, the curtain bank provides free curtains for people with community services cards who need help warming up their homes. Wainuiomata families can pick up a curtain order form at the Wainuiomata Community Centre between July 31 and August 11 and drop it back with their window measurements. People can then come back to the community centre to pick up their curtains once the orders are completed. Last year, Sustainability Trust and Wainuiomata Community Hub worked together to give around 30 families lined curtains for their living rooms, and some bedroom curtains. Families from Wainuiomata who received curtains last year now report their homes are much warmer with the curtains. Sustainability Trust’s healthy homes manager Miranda Struthers said curtains were one of the most effective ways to keep heat inside the home, keeping people

healthier and power bills down. “It’s a small but important change to make if people are working to make their homes warmer and drier. People who are renting in particular often have little control over the warmth of their home, so curtains can really help,” Struthers said. The curtains are upcycled from curtains and fabric donated by the public, made to measure and lined before they go out to families. Catherine Wilmer, spokesperson for Wainuiomata Community Hub said they were really happy to be helping to bring curtains to Wainuiomata. “It gives whanau a chance to make their whare warmer for them to live in. It is also great for the community to be able to access this without having to pay to travel over the hill,” Wilmer said. Any Community Services Card holder can get free curtains from the curtain bank between March and November; however it can be difficult for some people to access the service. The curtain bank brings the service to different communities through the year to extend its reach.

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