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Wednesday January 31, 2018

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More than 33,000 visit Wainuiomata Summer Pool Continued from page 1. Keri Waitaiki, senior lifeguard at Wainuiomata Summer Pool, says every day it has been very busy. “It’s brilliant for Wainuiomata and because of the weather we’ve had more people than usual – from tourists, people over the hill, and our regulars,” Keri says. She says it has been a very

good summer and for our community, the pool has been the place to be. The pool is located on Moohan St and reopened on November 4, 2017. As a heatwave descends on much of the country this week, Lower Hutt residents will be able to stay cool for longer as the hours of region’s summer pools extend to 8pm.

The time extension will be for most weekdays and until further notice. “It’s been at least 30 degrees in the Hutt for the last few days, and with that looking to continue on for a while yet, we thought it was worth giving people a bit longer to cool off in our fantastic summer pools,” says Lauren Hudson, aquatic facilities manager.


Big Summer Splash

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Swim five times at any Hutt City Council pool between December 26 and February 28, and your next visit is free.* Visit any pool to pick up your Big Summer Splash card and start collecting stamps. Plus be into win a JBL waterproof portable bluetooth speaker, or swim packs from Zoggs. *Terms and conditions apply. Contact your local pool for details.


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The 80m open air waterslide is many people’s favourite. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Positivity around mall redevelopment By Dan Whitfield

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Hutt City Council operates three outdoor summer pools; Eastbourne, Wainuiomata and Petone. The largest, Wainuiomata Summer Pool, is known to many as a ‘hidden gem’, boasting an 80m open air waterslide, a 50m pool, as well as a learner pool with slide, paddling pool with sun shade and an outdoor spa pool.  For opening times, go to summer-pools/wainuiomata

Residents have been urged to remain positive about a proposed redevelopment of Wainuiomata Shopping Centre. Wainuiomata Shopping Centre has been labelled as “dying” by locals for a number of years. Even with supermarket operator Progressive Enterprises purchasing the run down mall in 2017, its future remains uncertain. In recent years, stores including

The Warehouse, one of the shopping centre’s largest tenants, chose to move out due to dwindling sales and customer numbers. The Wainuiomata News contacted Progressive Enterprises last week but again, nothing was confirmed. Adrian Walker, Countdown’s general manager of property, says the company was still considering the overall plan for the redevelopment of Wainuiomata Mall and that as soon as this has been


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finalised it would share it with the community. Locals had their hopes for their town lifted following Masonic Village Trust’s announcement of a $50 million retirement village and rest home last week. Lower Hutt Mayor and Wainuiomata resident Ray Wallace says it was the biggest news for Wainuiomata for many years. Ray says that Progressive Enterprises brought new vigour to the redevelopment process and

expects to hear something by the end of March. The mall project would involve Hutt City Council and see changes to roading and other services around the area. “Council is totally committed to see this happen in 2018,” Ray says. The Wainuiomata News will endeavour to update residents with announcements about the redevelopment of the mall throughout the year. Bella Welcomes



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