Wednesday November 8, 2017
inbrief news Dog owners still want support Two local dog owners are still interested in Wainuiomata’s support for a dog park. Lisa Scott and Chloe Young started a petition earlier this year, requesting Hutt City Council to establish a fenced off, exercise dog park in Wainuiomata. About a month ago, the online petition had received more than 280 signatures – with hundreds more around the Hutt Valley showing their support. To show your support or to sign the online petition, go to change.org/p/ hutt-city-council-build-a-fenced-offexercise-dog-park-for-wainuiomata.
Speed camera removed The old Wainuiomata speed camera has been removed from Wainuiomata Road. The speed camera was considered old technology in comparison to its digital counterpart located at the crest of Wainuiomata hill. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says it had not worked for some time and would not be replaced by the New Zealand Police. Wellington police installed the speed camera at the crest of Wainuiomata hill as part of a $10 million network upgrade that saw 56 digital speed cameras also installed around New Zealand.
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Lest we forget
MP for Hutt South welcomes fairer fares decision MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop is praising the Greater Wellington Regional Council for voting for a tertiary students’ discount on public transport across the Wellington region. “This is great news for young people in the Hutt and across Wellington,” Chris says. Last week, the Greater Wellington Regional Council voted in favour of introducing a tertiary students’ discount on public transport across the Wellington region, to take effect from the middle of 2018. “I’ve been supporting the fairer fares campaign because young people in the Hutt told me the cost of transport to and from campuses was a real barrier to their success. For some students, transport costs could reach $20 a day if they live in parts of the Hutt Valley or Wainuiomata and travelled to one of the Victoria, Massey or WelTec campuses in central Wellington.
Chris Bishop praising the Greater Wellington Regional Council for voting for a tertiary students’ discount. PHOTO: Supplied
Chris says that represents a huge chunk of a student’s weekly living costs, allowance or wages from part time work. “Wellington was one of the only places in the country not
to offer a tertiary students discount, so it is about time our region got on board.” “The decision today is the result of a sustained campaign by local students’ associations in-
cluding VUWSA (Victory University) and MAWSA (Massey University). They have worked for many years alongside elected regional councillors to deliver this for local students.”
Reusable bags lead the way By Dan Whitfield
The ladies at Ray White Leaders are helping the community focus on the environment and switch to reusable bags. Last month, Linda Turner, Karen Kiley, and Meleanie Walker set up outside Countdown Wainuiomata and gave out around 120 reusable bags. The reason, around 9000 tonnes of soft plastics would be sent to the landfill by Wellingtonians this year – with it taking years for it to decompose, all while leaching chemicals into the environment. The Wainuiomata trio say the response to the free bags was
positive and appreciative. Meleanie says that many places were in the process of removing plastic bags from their stores and in our view reusable bags is the way to go. Countdown recently announced that single-use plastic carrier bags would be phased-out from all stores by the end of 2018. Wainuiomata residents were 100 per cent behind the announcement with the store selling out of its reusable bags last month. Linda, Karen, and Meleanie would like to continue to offer the free reusable bags. If people are interested, they are encouraged to pop in to the Ray White Leaders office on The Strand.
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Linda Turner, Karen Kiley, and Meleanie Walker giving out free reusable bags recently. PHOTO: Supplied
Wainuiomata News 08-11-17