Wednesday October 10, 2018
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: What does Wainuiomata need to make it sustainable for future generations?
Lilly Taylor, Auckland “There are the big changes towns can make like installing more solar. But there are also so many smaller initiatives that communities can benefit from.”
Leon McLeod-Venu, Wainuiomata “I think making the mall more alive again. That’ll help the new residential developments, bringing popularity back to Wainuiomata.”
Otila Osborne, Wainuiomata “We need more community focussed events to draw out the great talent in our youth. Keep our young people engaged and give them an opportunity to shine.”
Dawn McKinley, Wainuiomata “A full counter service bank and post office.”
Gerardine Solia-Gibb, Wainuiomata “Wainuiomata needs a sports hub here. They need to invest more time into their sports and the youth talent here and have opportunities to invite the rest of Wellington/Hutt Valley here in.”
Tute Porter-Samuels, (Wainuiomata) “Belief that we are a community with spirit and heart and as such we show care, empathy, and aroha to all that choose Wainuiomata as home.”
Home values increase 9.6 per cent Residential property values across the whole Wellington Region rose 9.6 per cent in the year to September and increased 1.6 per cent over the past quarter, with the average value now $664,418. The latest QV House Price Index shows that Wellington City values increased 8.5 per cent year on year and by 1.9 per cent over the past three months and the average value there is now $795,098.
Values in Upper Hutt rose 8.8 per cent year on year and 1.8 per cent over the past three months; Lower Hutt rose 3.4 per cent year on year and 0.1 per cent over the past quarter. QV Wellington Senior Consultant Paul McCorry says values have continued to level off over the last three months. “Due to affordability constraints, demand remains buoyant for apart-
ments in Wellington City which has seen some recent value growth. These new developments tend to sell well, with many still being purchased off plans,” Paul says. “In the Hutt Valley and Porirua, overall values have either stayed the same or grown modestly over the past three months but these areas lead the way in terms of year on year value appreciation,” he says.
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Residential property values in Lower Hutt rose 3.4 per cent in the year to September.
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Wainuiomata News 10-10-18