Wednesday October 11, 2017
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do family and community mean to you?
Rob Cameron, Wainuiomata “It means a lot. It’s good when people get together to help each other out.”
Adam Shackleton, Wainuiomata “It’s pre�y much everything.”
Sco� Gordon, Wainuiomata “Everything. Family is number one.”
Richard Plimmer, Wainuiomata “Community is everything. I love it here [Wainuiomata]; it’s a great place.”
Terry Du, Wainuiomata “I supposed it’s being able to have a meal together at the end of the day.”
Luke Cooper Cooper, Wainuiomata “Being able to trust your neighbours and have that support there when you need it.”
Health and Ability Expo a hit The Health and Ability Expo held last week at the Petone Working Men’s Club was a “tremendous success” says Hutt City Council mayor Ray Wallace. People with a disability or who care for someone who does were invited to come along to take advantage of the many exhibi-
tors that were offering knowledge, information and expertise to make life easier and to enable people to maximize their wellbeing. The mayor took to Facebook to express his appreciation of the event, giving a “huge thank you” to all the services and groups that attended. Hutt City Council mayor Ray Wallace with Wellington Free Ambulance volunteers. PHOTO: Supplied.
35,603 voters in Hutt South Hutt South voters turned out in force for this year’s General Election held on September 23. But how did Wainuiomata vote? The 35,603 individuals who voted in the electorate added to the overall percentage of enrolled electors of 79.8 per cent – the highest turnout since 2005, 80.9 per cent. National’s Chris Bishop received 17,392 votes this year, with Labour’s Ginny Anderson picking up 15,387 votes to keep the race close. However in Wainuiomata, advanced votes favoured Labour with Ginny receiving 1590 votes and Chris only receiving 874.
Wainuiomata had seven voting stations on Election Day – and Ginny took top spot in six of them. Overall, the National Party received 42.9 per cent of votes – the Labour Party received 39.1 per cent. Other candidates for Hutt South included: Wilf Bearman-Riedel (NZ Outdoors Party), receiving 90 votes; Dorothy Frances Fox (Independent), receiving 51 votes; Alok Gupta (New Zealand First), receiving 751 votes; Virginia Horrocks (Greens), receiving 972 votes; Andy Parkins (ACT), receiving 71 votes; and Richard Warwick (The Opportunities Party), receiving 601 votes.
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Wainuiomata News 11-10-17