Wednesday October 3, 2018
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you think there needs to be more police in your community?
Uriah Manusina, Wainuiomata Yes. If we don’t, there will be more robbing and violence.
Rekisha Pona, Wainuiomata Yes, because our community can be unsafe and the roads can be unsafe too.
Davania Chadwick, Wainuiomata Yes. A lot of people aren’t driving with their seat belts on and texting and driving.
Logan Swinn, Wainuiomata Yes. There are a lot of fights and stealing.
Naseri Saolele, Wainuiomata Yes. There is a lot of fighting and violence.
Zephaea-Nemah MacDonald-Iutau, Wainuiomata Yes, because we need the police to take care of the elderly and keep them safe.
Bus performance improving after challenging start Greater Wellington Regional Council Chief Executive Greg Campbell says bus services were now becoming more reliable and arriving on time more often as service levels improve. He presented a report to the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee at an update at Parliament last week. Invited to address the Committee on activity since the introduction of Wellington’s new bus network, Greg says that each route and customers’ feedback was
being reviewed in detail to identify issues and opportunities to improve. “That data shows that as many people are taking the bus now as they did prior to the new network beginning. We are committed to growing passenger numbers further, Greg says. As part of his report, Greg explained how work was well underway to complete construction on the remaining bus ‘hubs’ and that the digital Real Time Information service at bus stops was also operating
more effectively. “There is no doubt the new network had a more than challenging and disappointing start but we’re constantly monitoring, putting fixes in place and, what we do know from the data is that the network is able to operate effectively under the current design.” Greg addressed the committee alongside regional council chairman Chris
Laidlaw, councillor Barbara Donaldson, and general manager of public transport Wayne Hastie. “We want to provide the standard of service that Wellingtonians expect and deserve. My focus right now is to embed this new network fully, resolve outstanding problems, and then look at further network improvements to meet customer expectations.”
Greater Wellington Regional Council Chief Executive Greg Campbell. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Vintage Fair to celebrate 90 years of kindergarten Whilst playdough cakes and paper crowns are kindergarten birthday traditions, Hutt City Kindergartens will celebrate its 90th birthday in a style fitting of the era when it all began. A Vintage Fair will be held on Saturday, November 3 at Moera Kindergarten. “Turning 90 is a special occasion and this Vintage Fair enables the community to celebrate with us,” says Tony DeLorenzo, general manager of Hutt City Kindergartens. Families past, present and future are invited to come along and enjoy the festivities. There will be market and food stalls,
craft activities for children, bouncy castles, face painting and entertainment on stage. “All 19 of our kindergartens will be there and several will be performing on stage, as well as the ever popular Zappo the Magician and the Hutt City Brass Band,” Tony says. “We’ll also have Ripe Coffee, water stations to fill up drink bottles, Boomerang Bags to carry all your purchases at the market, free fruit thanks to Supervalue and a photo booth to take home a memento of the afternoon,” he says. The 90th Anniversary Vintage Fair will be on from 1pm to 4pm.
Wainuiomata News 03-10-18