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Wainuiomata residents are behind Countdown’s announcement to phase-out plastic bags – with the store selling out of its reusable bags last week. Countdown recently announced that single-use plastic carrier bags would be phased-out from all stores by the end of 2018. Managing director Dave Chambers says now is the right time to take the lead, phase-out plastic bags and introduce better options for customers. “We’re confident Kiwis will get in behind this change across the country, and we’re committed to making the move away from check-out bags as simple for customers as we can,” Dave says. Continued on page 2. Countdown Wainuiomata’s Gillian Beattie and Travis WellsLakeland with reusable bags set to replace plastic bags in 2018. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield



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Plastic bags to get the chop from Countdown Continued from page 2. “We expect our Wainuiomata customers will be very supportive of this move. “We’re going to make sure that this transition is as easy as possible for all our customers. We’re going to introduce great affordable, sustainable alternatives, and our customers can always bring their own bags.” Travis Wells-Lakeland, from the Wainuiomata store, says selling out of the reusable bags shows how supportive the com-

munity was. From next month, the plastic bag target will become a key part of Countdown’s broader efforts on waste minimisation, which already includes the Countdown Food Rescue programme and the target towards zero food waste. As the first step, from October 9, the price of reusable bags has been permanently set at $1 each. Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace congratulated Countdown on the announcement

and backs the phasing-out of plastic bags. He says, “It is a brave but much needed move, given the terrible consequences plastic bags are having on our environment.” “We are already seeing the issues the plastic bags are having in damaging the environment. My wife and I have been using reusable bags for the last two years. If Wainuiomata people embrace the idea we could have this in by the Christmas,”

Ray says. Progressive Enterprises’ franchise supermarket brands, SuperValue and FreshChoice, have also committed to phasing-out plastic bags as soon as they can. Countdown currently invests $8 million annually to community and environmental initiatives. It has New Zealand’s leading Food Rescue programme, diverting almost $6m annually worth of food to food banks and food charities.

Lower Hutt’s first parking policy up for consultation Hutt City Council is calling for feedback on its new draft parking policy. The policy is one key result of a year-long parking review and is designed to support council’s aims of shaping and rejuvenating the city in a rapidly changing world. It would also explored other ways to improve parking management and led to council recently introducing a smartphone app to make paying for parking easier. Hutt City Council’s divisional manager strategy and planning Wendy Moore says effectively managing parking contributes to a safe and efficient transport system. She says it is important for providing good access to activities in the city and to shaping the city for the future. The policy focuses on managing the city’s parking resources more effectively, rather than creating more supply. It supports council’s work to improve transport options including public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure. This thinking is in-line with

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the wider context around transport planning – including increasing fuel costs and addressing climate change. “A carefully-designed policy can help make the city a healthier and more pleasant place to live and contribute significantly to the local economy, and this is our longer-term aim,” Wendy says. She says the proposed policy

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Proposal gives Lower Hutt room to grow Hutt City Council voted to approve the public notification of a proposed District Plan change that could allow for a wider range of housing types and medium density housing in the city. Several amendments were made at a meeting on Tuesday, October 10 including the decision not to introduce a medium residential zone at the central business district edge. The proposed plan change would include allowing medium density residential and commercial development in nine areas: Stokes Valley,

Taita, Naenae, Avalon/Park Ave, Epuni, Waterloo, Alicetown, Waiwhetu/Woburn and Wainuiomata. Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace says the amendment is an important step in moving the proposed district plan change through to the consultation stage, where people will have the opportunity to make submissions. Two new zones that have been proposed are Suburban Mixed Use, would allow buildings of up to three storeys with retail and cafes on the ground floor and offices or apartments

above; and Medium Density Residential, would be located adjacent to Suburban Mixed Use and allow residential buildings of up to three storeys, while restricting building height on the side and rear boundaries. T h e cu r r e nt p e r m it t e d height limit in Hutt City is two storeys. More intensive developments requiring resource consent would need to adhere to a design guide and undertake onsite storm water management. Ray says the decision was a careful balance between exist-

ing residents’ concerns and the future health of the city. “The reality is we don’t have enough greenfield land for residential development. Our population is starting to grow and this is projected to continue. Last financial year our average house prices jumped more than 23 per cent. Tuesday’s full council meeting heard public comment from established residents concerned with potential effects on their properties ranging from shade cast by new developments through to possible falls in their property values.

The buzzing noises of the city, rough winds and rain, a cold hard surface to sleep on – spending a night out in the open without the security of a home is a rough experience and reality for about one in 100 Kiwis. Last Friday, 120 Wellingtonians swapped their cosy beds and duvets for a sleeping bag and some cardboard to become “homeless” for 14 hours and raise funds for local agencies that help people living in unsafe or unsuitable locations. Equipped with a book, a jacket and his sleeping bag, Churton Park local Dan Whitfield joined the crowds on Friday night. “Sleeping rough and experiencing homelessness, even if it was one night, was an eye-opening experience,” the Wainuiomata News reporter says. “To have somewhat of an understanding of how so many people are forced to live like, it definitely makes you realise how incredibly blessed you are and that no one should actually have to be homeless.” With levels of homelessness

showing no signs of slowing the Compassion Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army, the City Mission, the Night Shelter and the Homeless Women’s Trust, supported by Wellington City Council and Wellington Women’s House, have joined forces for the fourth annual event to help to tackle homelessness in the capital. Compassion Soup Kitchen manager Karen Holland says housing deprivation remained a big problem in Wellington. “There’s a lot of work being done, but the numbers aren’t changing.” Those seeking help from agencies aren’t just rough sleepers – they include people in emergency accommodation, shelters and boarding houses, over-crowded homes and places without basic amenities. So far, the 14 Hours Homeless participants raised $40,968, with donations open until the end of October. Dan didn’t have much more than two hours of sleep that night. It was mainly the noises of the city that kept him awake. “By talking with several people who were or had experienced

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A Country and Western concert is being held in Wainuiomata this month. The event is being held at Wainuiomata’s Pioneer Church on Coast Rd, and will feature performances by members of the Wainuiomata Country and Western Society. It is free entry, and everyone is welcome. The concert is set to be held on October 22 at 6.30pm.

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being homeless throughout the night, you realise that these people aren’t different; they’re human beings just like you and I. They have their own stories,” Dan says. “Thinking about those who are homeless now and will still be tomorrow, gives me a new prayer.”

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inbrief news Collection for household waste Hutt City Council is running its Hazmobile collection for household hazardous waste later this month. Hazmobile Collection days this year are on Saturday, October 28, at the Park Street Depot, Upper Hutt and Sunday, October 29, at the Riverbank Car Park, Lower Hutt. Collection times are between 10am and 2pm. Hazardous waste is anything that could pose a danger either to people or to the environment, including batteries, light bulbs, and household chemicals.

Children return to school Children returned to school this week and Hutt City councillors are reminding drivers to be mindful of their speeds. Hutt City councillor Josh Briggs says it is important that people slow down around school zones to keep themselves and everyone else safe, especially during drop off and pick up times.

Win tickets Win tickets for the afternoon sessions of Wellington folk Festival at Brookfield Labour Weekend! Two double passes up for grabs for the first two people who turn up at the gate with a copy of Wainuiomata News at 4.40pm on Saturday and the same again 4.30pm on Sunday!


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Family Works continuing to help through parenting courses Relationship breakdowns are always tough, especially when they involve children. To help parents ensure their kids get what they need during this time, Family Works is offering a free parenting through separation course in Wainuiomata. “Separations can be really traumatic. It’s easy to get caught up in the battle with your former partner,” Family Works Wairarapa and Wellington regional manager Wayne England says. “We’ve designed the course to support parents and carers to work out what’s best for their kids when separating.” Parenting through Separation is funded by the Ministry of Justice and run by experienced social service professionals from Family Works alongside legal profession-

Family Works Wairarapa and Wellington regional manager Wayne England says courses have been designed to support parents to work out what’s best for their kids when separating. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

als from Community Law. Participants learn about how separation affects children, how to talk to children about separation and how the Family Court works. The sessions take place in small group settings and participants are free to choose how much they disclose about their individual situation. “We work hard to make sure we’re not putting any further pressure on participants,” Wayne says. “That said many of them really come to value having a safe environment to share their struggles.” The programme complements Family Works’ Family Dispute Resolution service – a mediation service designed to help parents and carers settle disputes over

child care arrangements outside of court. But Wayne stresses that you don’t need to be in formal mediation to take advantage of the parenting through separation programme. “Even if you’re just thinking of separating, we’d encourage you to come along – the earlier you get help, the better it is for you and your children.” Both parents are welcome to attend but are strongly encouraged to sign up for separate sessions. Family Works will be running a Parenting through Separation course in Wainuiomata on Saturday, November 11, from 9.30 am to 2pm. To register or for more information, call 0800 FAM WORKS or email

Heart Foundation supports those who need it most The Heart Foundation is hosting a special support session on November 1 for Hutt Valley residents like Al Kennedy, who lives with atrial fibrillation (AF). Al was surprised to become one of the more than 80,000 Kiwis diagnosed with the condition that causes an irregular heart rhythm and increases risk of stroke earlier this year. “I was visiting Queenstown for the New Zealand Golf Open and it was a very warm day. I felt faint and was making my way to the water stand and I passed out. Luckily for me, St John were there and they arrived on a golf buggy,” Al says. “They hooked me up to a portable ECG machine and found my heart was all over the place. “I went to Queenstown A&E by ambulance where more tests confirmed I had AF. I had never even heard of it before.” Already on blood pressure

medication, Al was given a new set of medications to help manage his symptoms and referred to Hutt Hospital. “I get out of breath a lot more easily than I did before and it has certainly affected my energy levels,” Al says. “I went to play golf in May but had to stop after five holes. I just couldn’t get a breath. I couldn’t fill my lungs.” Heart Foundation heart health advocate Cath Lyders says living with AF and other types of heart disease, or recovering from a heart event can be lonely and challenging for many people. “We want to reach out to those families and provide a warm, supportive environment that allows them to hear from experts and meet others who are in a similar situation,” Cath says. At the support session, clinical nurse manager at the Hutt Hospital, Jennie Dean will discuss

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Tom & Luke and the company’s love for Wainuiomata By Dan Whitfield

Sit down with Tom & Luke managing director Richard Plimmer to talk business and you’ll soon find the conversation swinging towards Wainuiomata and what an amazing community it is. “The real story is Wainuiomata,” Richard says. “It’s a great place – I wouldn’t want to move from this place.” Tom & Luke is a Lower Hutt-based company that makes healthier and tastier alternative snack bars and balls for people on the go. It has been operating out of its factory located on Waiu St in Wainuiomata for approximately three years. In the beginning, Richard says finding a suitable location for the business seemed impossible. He says it was astonishing that there

was nothing in Wellington that could accommodate something like Tom & Luke. “Now, we’re proud to be here,” Richard says. Tom & Luke currently employ around 20 people from Wainuiomata – which represents about 80 per cent of its staff. Richard says they had one person from Wainuiomata at the start and then another – from there, whenever a person was needed they just asked those who were already employed. “This is actually the best team; they’re absolutely terrific.” He says it was sort of by accident and word of mouth that the company came to have so many people from Wainuiomata on staff. “And the way we’re going it looks set to double,” Richard says explaining how Tom & Luke was growing.

Dog park idea gets support A local dog walker is petitioning for a dog park to be built in Wainuiomata. Chloe Young started a petition on and has already received more than 280 signatures. This petition is to request Hutt City Council to establish a fenced off, exercise dog park in Wainuiomata. Chloe has teamed up with Lisa Scott, on the issue, with both concerned about the large number of roaming dogs in the Lower Hutt suburb. On her petition page, the duo say having a dog park would

help with the situation. The say that all they want is for dog owners to feel safe and while a dog park wouldn’t completely resolve the roaming dog issue, at least it would be one step closer to making the Wainuiomata community a safer place. Chloe and Lisa currently need 212 signatures to reach the goal of 500.  To show your support or to sign the petition, go to

Luke Cooper and Richard Plimmer with local staff Suzie Hedo, Davis Navayan, and Frank Buick. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield



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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What are your plans for Labour Weekend?

Tony DeLorenzo, Hutt Valley “Heading away with my wife for some us time.”

Norma Roberts, Hutt Valley “Spring cleaning and washing my summer clothes.”

Mandy Bartosh, Hutt Valley “Getting my garden in order.”

Liz Pereira, Hutt Valley “Bush walk and spending time with family.”

Karen Sharpe, Hutt Valley “Introducing my son and daughter to our new puppy.”

Sophie Gardiner, Hutt Valley “Lots of DIY with a kitchen renovation and building a new deck.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community 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 emails.

Mental Health Dear editor, We have had World Mental Health Day and the promotion of Mental Health Week by New Zealand Rugby Union during the Mitre 10 Cup. Concussion is a serious thing and the rugby union has taken it seriously during the Mitre 10 Cup. I would like to thank the Wainuiomata Rugby Club for making myself and son welcome and other people with impair-

ments at the rugby club. By making people welcome, you break down barriers and to make change to attitudes and break down barriers you talk about mental health issues. The more you talk the more people understand and people become aware and the stigma is broken down. People are allowed to participate and prejudice is reduced. One of the problems with the social

model, it is not clearly explained and the different issues not understood. One issue that needs to be talked about is the difference between depression and anxiety. One is sadness, by doing this we will celebrate mental health and seclusion and exclusion won’t be an answer to a mental health issue. Yours sincerely, Mike Grigg Wainuiomata

Enliven day programme keeps elders’ minds and bodies active Hutt Valley elder Eunice Lewis loves seeing the van from Enliven’s Woburn Home drive up to her house. “Whenever I see it coming, I can’t wait to go out and meet it!” she says. Eunice regularly attends the Enliven home’s day programme where art classes, spontaneous group outings, themed parties, stimulating puzzles and musicmaking are all part of the fun. “It’s a wonderful way to find and make friends and to learn new things with them. It’s the best thing I’ve ever been to that’s designed specifically for people of my age,” says Eunice. The programme is run by trained staff and volunteers and designed for elders living in their own homes or with family. It offers attendees a fun and relaxed place to socialise and participate in activities which engage their minds and bodies, while their carers take a break. “Our staff and volunteers are trained to make sure everyone, including those with early-stage dementia or health issues, can take part and have fun,” says recreation officer, Linda Lankshear. “We do our best to offer a nice mix of spontaneous and structured activities, and to give attendees some choice. On a sunny day, for instance, some elders love to head out in the van while others prefer to stay at the home. We cater for both.” Attendee Betty Illsley says the varied programme makes her weekly routine more interesting and keeps her mind young. “It’s so nice to have a change of atmos-

Betty Illsley (left) and Eunice Lewis regularly attend the day programme at Enliven’s Woburn Home. They are pictured here with recreation officer, Linda Lankshear. PHOTO: Supplied

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Harriers celebrate the end of the season Wainuiomata Athletic and Harrier Club members have been able to enjoy their town’s awe-inspiring scenery while taking part in a number of club events this season. The club ended its season with a prize giving recently. This saw the points tallied and trophies awarded to Paul Richardson, Georgina Cox, Brendan McCauley, and Barbara Coley who all came first in their divisions. Cameron Forsyth and Arabella Joyce were also recognised for their efforts in the younger grades. A special mention went out to Harrier of the Year, Joel Carman. The young runner had an exceptional season securing himself a place on the Wellington Cross Country and Road Champs team, as well as the New Zealand Cross Country and Road Champs team. Joel will be taking a break

from competing under the Wainuiomata Athletic and Harrier Club as he begins tertiary education. Other competitive athletes were offered trips around the greater Wellington region to compete in inter club events, with Wainuiomata having a lot of success. The club itself had a number of highlights throughout the season including hosting the Wellington Road Champs and the Wainuiomata Classic Mountain Run. Athletes are now looking forward to March 2018 when the season begins again.  If you are interested in giving the sport a go, contact Wainuiomata Athletic and  Harrier  Club president Nikki Braniff-Jones on 021 0234 8292.

Wainuiomata Athletic and Harrier Club members celebrate the end of the year. PHOTO: Supplied

Yoga good for communities By Dan Whitfield

Community yoga classes are great for releasing the stress and anxiety that we build up as part of living busy lives, says recreation programmer Rebecca Grigg. Rebecca is part of the team at Hutt City Council that is behind the Yoga Flavours initiative bringing community yoga classes to Wainuiomata. Wainuiomata yoga classes run every Tuesday from 6.45pm at the Wainuiomata Memorial Hall on Queen St. “I think that mental and physical wellness is important. It’s about making classes accessible and affordable for everyone because people are busy,” Rebecca says. Although the classes have been running for only one term, they

A yoga class in Wainuiomata recently. PHOTO: Supplied

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

The end of football’s Cinderella story The All Whites should be happy to face Peru in their home and away World Cup qualifier next month. Yes, it would have been great to have the superstars of Argentina or Chile come to our shores but the reality is, Peru will be a more realistically beatable team over two legs. Peru are smaller players, so the All Whites should be able to compete aerially. Peru will still be heavy favourites and it will be important for Winston Reid’s men to get a win

with a clean sheet during the first leg at Westpac Stadium. Chris Wood is in fine form after his transfer to the English Premier League and much of the attacking impetus will come down to his ability. In reality, Peru should win and win comfortably but the first leg will sell out as people reminisce about the glorious 2010 run. With FIFA expanding the number of teams at the World Cup from 2022, Oceania, of which New Zealand is part of, will gain one automatic qualification spot

which means this type of high stakes game will be no more after the Peru series. Gone too will be the Cinderella stories like the All Whites teams of 1982 and 2010. Gone is the chance to become heroes, the likes of Steve Sumner, Ricki Herbert and Ryan Nelsen. For me, that’s a little sad but hopefully with the potential of an easier road to the World Cup, the national team can play more matches together regularly and improve their skills and cohesion.

have grown in popularity with between 10 and 20 people turning up on a regular basis. Wainuiomata classes are taken by Kate Ritchie of Spiritual Graffiti Yoga. “The classes are designed to be beginner friendly – and are for people of all ages.” Rebecca says it was uplifting to read a testimony of a regular participant recently who was happy that the classes were continuing in Wainuiomata after the school holidays and that they loved being part of them from week to week. Classes run for one hour and cost $5 – however, the first class is free. People who are unemployed or studying can also attend the classes in exchange for a koha. “People can just turn up,” Rebecca says.


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