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Wednesday November 15, 2017

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you have a plan in case of a big earthquake? What would you and your family do?

Alliah Nanai, Wainuiomata “In an emergency everyone has to get out if we can and go somewhere safe.”

Samantha Weir, Wainuiomata “For earthquakes, our hallway is the safest part of the house so we meet there.”

Kyla Cutter, Wainuiomata “Get down, and get somewhere safe. We’d then discuss what to do next as a family.”

Charles Watkins, Wainuiomata “Drop, cover, hold.”

Jack Brosnahan, Wainuiomata “If there is an earthquake, we’d get under the table. If there is a tsunami, we would get into the car and go to a hill to be safe.”

Shyreece Umaga, Wainuiomata “I’d grab my younger brother and go under a table and wait for my parents to give the all clear. We have a survival kit so if it was bad we’d have that too.”

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 e mails.

Respects to Len Houldsworth Dear Editor, To the late Len Houldsworth who died recently in Australia. He was captain of the Boys Brigade Company associated with the local Baptist Church.

He taught in an effective way by incorporating into the curriculum fun activities which really related to boys. They enjoyed and remember those interesting times.

A thank you also to ‘rhyme every time’ Tony Watling for introducing a soft humour into his terse verse. Yours sincerely, Ron Stewart Wainuiomata

Water tanks needed Dear Editor, I took a good look at article on the water tanks in Wainuiomata News on November 8th and I have to question suitability of tanks. Is 200 litres right for me and is the guarantee offered adequate? Given the materials that could be used to make it last a lifetime no ten years is not adequate and as for one year on Diverter

Kit - disgraceful and suggests a case of buyer beware. I have emailed one of our local councillors to learn if council endorses these tanks. I suggest people hold off until more info available. Yours sincerely, David Smith Wainuiomata

Disgruntled resident annoyed over fireworks Dear Editor, There are people out there who are on the bread line due to National of course. But here’s you lot letting off fireworks, worth $100 to $200, the selfishness of mankind. People who are needy look upon your stupidity as burning away money. You are celebrating something that has no importance to New Zealand, the same as Halloween. It’s not our thing; we should have our own without copying other countries cultures. I saw some idiot two years ago holding a roman candle in his hand and lighting the fuse. I wonder if he was one of the idiots Wellington Free Ambulance have to take to the burns unit every year. Have you noticed that the ones getting the most kicks out of Guy Fawkes are the

adults? I reckon there’s lots of young people who think of the adults as children, the ones who are meant to be setting examples, and lots of young people would agree with what I said: Each fire work that goes off puts stress on pets, more so birds and kiwis. Lots of adults act like children themselves. Anyone who saves some over for New Year that’s dam well stupid - anyone caught should be fined $500 going over the date line of letting them off. That’s the council’s job. I hate fireworks. Look at the harm they have done people losing their homes because of hot parts of the fireworks going through people’s windows. Yours sincerely, Peter Wells Wainuiomata

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