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Wednesday December 13, 2017

Good result Port Rd for Carmichael By Dan Whitfield

Peter Carmichael and his slightly unusual 383 small block Chevrolet V8 powered Jaguar XJ6. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

For years, the Port Road Drags were the Achilles heel for Peter Carmichael – but not anymore. The Wainuiomata man competed at the recent automotive competition in his slightly unusual 383 small block Chevrolet V8 powered Jaguar XJ6 and was the winner in class four. His fastest time was 8.5 seconds. Talking to Peter after the event, held on November 26, he says there were a few mechanical issues on the day, and even managed to lock his keys in the car at one stage, but it was still a good event. Peter has been drag racing for eight years and is a member of the New

Zealand Drag Racing Association. Port Road is one of the longest running street drags in Australasia, celebrating its 51st year this year. Around 84 competitors took part. “I was very surprised. I’ve been going to Port Road for years – but never won; so it’s nice to have success there.” Peter’s next race is set to be at the Masterton Motorplex in January. He will be racing in his Holden VK Commodore. “I want to thank my wife, Jeanne, who has been very supportive over the years. I’d also like to thank Dave Fishwick, Bridgestone Wainuiomata and Road and Track in Lower Hutt.”

Christmas all around Wainui By Dan Whitfield

Meka Whaitiri MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Te Awakairangi Office

15a Queen St, Wainuiomata 04 564 1370

Nā Meka Whaitiri i mana, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

Rob, Debbie Mike & Tom wish you all a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year! Closed December 23 through to January 3, 2018

Want to know where the best Christmas lights are this year? So does the Wainuiomata News. Already a number of homes in the community have put up their decorations and lights, showing off their household’s Christmas spirit. Addresses including 26 Main Road, 8 Hinau Grove, 7 Karaka Street, 40 Totara St, and 204 Wellington Rd are just a few that have been added to a list compiled on Wellington Live, but we believe there are many more. If you have decorated your house in Christmas lights this year, please email We’d love to share it with the community so that everyone can enjoy the festive season. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and it would be great to showcase the community spirit in Wainuiomata and do Christmas together.

A house along Main Road in Wainuiomata decorated for Christmas. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

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