Wednesday September 6, 2017
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.
Question: What is the best thing about your Dad?
Katie Muaiava, Wainuiomata “That he cares for the whole family and loves us all”
Tai-Rhys Gale, Wainuiomata “He’s tough in love and helps me with my sport. He supports our family.”
Sueanna William Ah-Ken, Wainuiomata “He helps me when I am blue and cheers me up when I am sad. ”
Noah Seupule Mose, Wainuiomata “He is nice, he helps me with my homework and watches me play rugby.”
Lily Kamo, Wainuiomata “He knows karate and teaches me how to speak Maori.”
Mark Lagutin, Wainuiomata “He buys sweets at the shop and lets me watch soccer games on TV.”
New Community Panels up and running
Members are: Western Hills Ward - Tracey Coleman (chair), Gregguil Besa, Ellen Jackman, Paul Caygill, Pam Hindmarsh; Eastern Ward - Michael Ellis (chair), Lorraine Dick, Christine Wakefield, Luke Qin, Ted Heslin; Northern Ward - Haley Small (chair), Dina Awarau, Jay Waters, Matesha Kells; Central Ward - Jo Clendon (chair), Alex Bengree, Christopher Hay, Prabha Ravi, and Matt Renata. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Members of Hutt City Council’s four newly established Community Panels have been inducted into their roles. The panels replace the community committees under the Northern, Eastern, Central and Western Hills wards that were dissolved before
the Local Government Elections in 2016. Each panel consists of around five community members, who sit on the panels in a voluntary capacity, and two ward councillors. Panel members represent their wards, providing local views and
feedback on issues affecting their communities and the wider city. Each panel will also manage a three-year community projects fund of $114,250 to be used for community assets like playgrounds, community gardens or safety improvements that are not
funded by council’s annual budget. Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace said the panels would provide an important connection between ratepayers and residents and council. “Council has a number of ways to seek residents’ views on its
strategies and plans, and our panel members will provide that allimportant grass roots perspective on issues that are important to their communities,” he said. Panel members and chairs will receive training on council processes and their new responsibilities.
Wainuiomata Historical Society launches video archive Wainuiomata Historical Society has chosen to launch its new video archive in light of the September being National Heritage Month. The video archive was assembled by members over the past year with inspiration coming from the
very successful display of Brugger Industries in 2016. The earliest archive is from 1958 broadcasting the centennial of the school, originally captured on 8mm film, with the most recent being from the 2015 erection of
the Pukeatua Bridge at the top of Wainuiomata Hill. The range of archives also covers Wainuiomata’s sporting highlights including a video of Tana Umaga as an 18 year old, before dreadlocks, when his ambition was to
play league for New Zealand. Other archives include Princess Diana’s visit to Wainuiomata. A catalogue has been produced and the archives can be viewed on a television at the Wainuiomata Museum during Sunday’s 2-4pm
open hours. Wainuiomata Historical Society was established in 1977. The Museum was opened on September 30, 1989 by Harry Martin, the first and only Mayor of Wainuiomata.