Wainuiomata Community Board


Meeting to be held in the Wainuiomata Community Library,

Queen Street, Wainuiomata on

 Wednesday 19 September 2012 commencing at 7.00pm.




Public Business



1.       APOLOGIES 

Ms H Robb.


Generally up to 30 minutes is set aside for public comment (three minutes per speaker on items appearing on the agenda). Speakers may be asked questions on the matters they raise. 

3.       Presentations

a)      Presentation by Greater Wellington Regional Council (12/1065)

Report No. WCB2012/5/220 (5) by the Greater Wellington Regional Council         3

b)      Presentation by Students from Pukeatua School (12/1026)

c)       Presentation by Students from St Claudine Thevenet School (12/1027)

d)      Presentation by Students from Wainuiomata Intermediate (12/1028)

e)      Presentation by Students from Wainuiomata High School (12/1029)

f)       Presentation by New Zealand Police (12/1025)

g)      Presentation on Regional Governance Public Consultation (12/1079)

Report No. WCB2012/5/221 (5) by the Divisional Manager, Strategy and Planning          10

h)      Presentation by the Wainuiomata Hockey Club (12/1064)

Report No. WCB2012/5/222 (5)                                                                 23

i)       Presentation on Wainuiomata Community Response Plan (12/1062)

Report No. WCB2012/5/223 (5)                                                                 30     


5.       Minutes

Meeting minutes Wainuiomata Community Board, 1 August 2012                   43


Report No. WCB2012/5/60 (5) by the Committee Advisor                               48 


Report No. WCB2012/5/190 (5) by the General Manager, City Infrastructure 50

8.       CHAIR'S REPORT (12/1123)

Report No. WCB2012/5/241 (5) by the Chair                                                    55

9.       Information Items

a)      Members' Updates and Portfolio Updates (12/1121)

Report No. WCB2012/5/240 (5)                                                                 58  

10.     Reports from representatives on local organisations

a)      Keep Hutt City Beautiful - Cr Margaret Willard (12/1115)

Report No. WCB2012/5/238 (5) by the Member                                       67   


With reference to section 43 of Standing Orders, before putting a question a member shall endeavour to obtain the information. Questions shall be concise and in writing and handed to the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting.   




Chris Craig




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-Wainuiomata Community Board

05 September 2012




File: (12/1065)





Report no: WCB2012/5/220 (5)


Presentation by Greater Wellington
Regional Council














GWRC Report - September 2012










Author: External Author (GWRC)

Greater Wellington Regional Council




Attachment 1

GWRC Report - September 2012




This report provides an update on initiatives being undertaken by the Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) in Lower Hutt City and adjoining areas.

1.        Flood protection

1.1         Boulcott/Hutt Project

The Boulcott/Hutt project is progressing to the shortened programme, which involves completion of the project by June 2013. The stopbank from Mills Street to the former Boulcott course boundary is substantially complete. Footpaths, top soiling and grassing remains to be done in some sections. The contractor is currently working with river gravel to form the landscaping fill along the stopbank to incorporate the golf course features. The low bund and the golf course features required for the interim course are complete. Construction of the next section of the stopbank is scheduled to commence in October 2012.

The new road edge from the stopbank south was planted with large plants to provide some privacy and reduce glare from headlights to two houses affected by the raised road. More plants will be provided in planter boxes placed on the stopbank. These are a temporary measure and will be removed once the other plants are properly established. A shade cloth screen will be erected and left in place until plants are established. A guardrail will also be constructed from near the southern end of the old crib wall northwards to the crest of the stopbank. The traffic noise from the chip seal currently experienced by the residents will be greatly reduced when the road is sealed with asphalt. Discussions with Safeway are also underway regarding security fencing and the turning arrangements at their entrance.

A cost estimate has been prepared for the reinstatement of golf course features affected by the stopbank. These include 11 tees, 13 fairways and 14 greens. Negotiations with the golf club are currently underway to agree on a procurement process for this item of work.


1.2         City Centre Stopbank Project

The planning and design phase of the first phase of the City Centre project extends from 2012/13 to 2015/16. This year’s programme is to commence the project scoping, and staff have started this work.  Following a request from the Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee, staff will arrange a meeting with the Mills Street residents in late September 2012 to explain the proposed project timeline, and also to discuss any issues related that timing.

Officers are continuing their discussions with the Waimarie Croquet Club to assist the club in relocating to the Taita site. A consultant will be engaged to help the club to prepare a proposal to seek funding from various agencies.

1.3         Access to Hutt River stopbanks - Avalon

Residents from Shona McFarlane Retirement Village have requested access to stopbank crest. There is potential for providing an access ramp from Avalon Park. We are working with Hutt City Council officers to consider options through the proposed Avalon Park Management Plan.

1.4         Waiwhetu Stream Floodplain Management Plan

Design work on four option combinations is continuing. Once these options have been developed in more detail, work will commence on selecting a preferred combination of options.

The environmental enhancement plan is under way, and will run in tandem with the development of a floodplain management plan. A review of weed management methods, particularly focused on cape pondweed and willow weed, has been brought within the scope of this plan.

2.        Public Transport

2.1         Bus Stop Improvements

At the end of August, all 54 planned bus stop concrete standing pads for had been installed in Hutt City.


2.2         Valley Flyer Bus Service Reliability

The graph below shows Valley Flyer bus service reliability for the period 2011/2012. The February 2012 dip was due to an industrial stop work meeting.





2.3         Naenae Railway Station

Naenae station re-opened for public use on 27 August 2012 following 3 months of construction works which included the demolition of the 1950's building, strengthening of the platform and the construction of a new station shelter.  The new shelter has taken its shape and design from the original building with some modern features being incorporated.  These new features include new signage which can be seen from all carriages, artwork on the subway walls and shelter panels completed by local artist Dan Mills and improved lighting to help promote a safer and brighter environment.

2.4         Rail on-time performance

During July, 96 percent of rail services on the Hutt Valley Line were on-time within 5 minutes, bringing punctuality above the 95 percent target (see graph from the TranzMetro website below). Figures for on-time performance to within 3 minutes have also improved, up from 89 percent in June to 93 percent in July. The Upper Hutt Line (including Melling) is the best performing in the Greater Wellington Region and has been on an upward trend since March.

Description: UH Punctuality3

The table below shows on-time performance (within five minutes) for the Melling and Upper Hutt Lines separately:











Hutt (exc Melling)





All Hutt






2.5         Matangi

48 two-car Matangi train sets have now been delivered, which represents the complete fleet, and a total of 40 sets are currently available for service.  An announcement for an additional order for 35 Matangi trains was recently made, with a final decision by Council due on 26 September.

3.        Parks

3.1         General

Concessions issued for the next quarter include the 5 Bridges marathon on the Hutt River Trail and the Butterfly Creek Midnight madness at East Harbour Regional Park.

The Wellington Wairarapa Cycle Trail marketing group (led by Positively Wellington Tourism) submitted an application for Great Ride status as part of the NZ Cycle Trail to the Ministry of Economic Development.  The applications received a favorable initial response from the Ministry with a few questions they would like answered. We still need to get improved levels of commitment for public access by private landowners from Wharekauhau and Orongorongo Station owners. We also need to further explain planned improvements for the areas of the track and produce a draft marketing and operational plan.

3.2         Belmont Regional Park

Stratton Street plantation forest

Resource consent has been granted for this project and initial construction works have taken place. These  include installing sediment control measures, creating the first logging skid site behind the Stratton St woolshed and replacing a culvert to enable fish passage.

Once these works are completed, the site will be left to consolidate. Logging operations are expected to start in October 2012, depending on log prices. The logging contractor is reviewing revenue targets in line with current log prices.

Conceptual planning for rehabilitation is to get underway in September to enable a paper to be prepared for Council, which will include recommendations for the area, and for expenditure of the anticipated revenue. Community feedback supports letting the site regenerate naturally with some enrichment planting at a later stage to increase diversity of native species.

Planning continues for the replacement of the culvert at Dry Creek. The bridge option has been decided on as it gives the best ecological outcome and maintenance over its lifespan will be much less than for a culvert. Consent applications will be lodged with relevant agencies once final design work is supplied from the contractor. Installation is planned for September/October as weather conditions allow.

Transpower has continued repairing roads that were used as part of the re-conductoring project. This work is expected to be completed by mid August; poor weather conditions are contributing to delays.

Staff completed work on the Belmont Trig track upgrade. The project addressed muddy and poorly drained sections of track on both sides of the Trig.

Fencing maintenance and replacement work planned for this year has been completed to a high standard. The farm manager is very happy with the overall outcome.

In late June a mountain bike rider had an accident while biking from Oakleigh Street to Cornish Street down the Korokoro Valley which led to his death. It appears he had fallen from his bike then 8-10 metres down into the valley floor. His body was located 36 hours later, face down, in the Korokoro Stream. The Park Ranger assisted in the initial search phase and staff have since been working with Police. It appears that track conditions were not a contributing factor and this person suffered an unfortunate accident with tragic results.

3.3         East Harbour Regional Park

At Baring Head, the Friends continued to restore the historic pump shed. A new door has been installed, exterior weatherboards sanded and an undercoat of paint applied. GW officers continue to attend their committee meetings and provide onsite assistance with the pump shed project.

The annual ballot hunt finished in mid April with one deer reported killed.

Stakeholders from Orongorongo Station, Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington and the Department of Conservation met to plan a co-ordinated response to the issue of 4WD beach access and undesirable visitor behaviour to the coastline around Baring Head. Operational money has been allocated and a plan is being developed that involves the rationalisation of car parking infrastructure and installing barriers and signage that will facilitate more legitimate behaviour in the area. Once these are in place highly visible Park Ranger patrols will commence. These patrols will be in pairs at least, mindful of the isolation of the coastal area and the long held attitude of some users. This plan will be communicated to the community before it is implemented. 

In the Northern Forest, the Butterfly Creek track upgrade was completed. The project involved removal of several hazardous standing dead trees, completion of newly installed boxed-steps, and metalling of approximately 700m of track. The metal was flown in by helicopter from Muritai Road. This work was successfully planned and implemented by rangers within the maintenance teams as part of their ongoing career development.

At the Lakes Block, an exclosure fence was built in preparation for restoration planting at Lake Kohangatera.

Safety improvements were made to the Baring Head Lighthouse Access Road to reduce the risk of collisions on the steep section. Sightlines were improved, surfaces widened and signage installed targeting reduced speeds and walker/cyclist safety. Culverts along the road were marked and cleared. Preparations were made for metalling the section to Fitzroy Bay and various other sections of the Lighthouse Access road.

Preparations were made to maintain the aging Wainuiomata vehicle bridge piles. A contractor and materials were secured for the task of encasing the piles to extend the life of the bridge until it can eventually be replaced.

At the main Lighthouse compound, plans were made to bring down a large disused steel radio mast. The mast stood more than 20 metres tall and was in an advanced state of decay. The proposal to lower the mast was supported by Mr and Mrs Loan (on whose property it was) and the NZ Historic Places Trust (HPT). Its poor condition posed a problem to both visitor and operational safety, with it being too dangerous to climb. For that reason, explosives expertise was called in to fell it using highly-specialised shaped-cutting charges. The mast was successfully lowered with minimal disruption to users and the site. The steel was cut up into sections and stacked safely, for removal once weather and road conditions allow. Costs will be recouped from the sale of the steel with any remaining funds to go to the Loans. The concrete foundation pad and anchors remain on site, as recommended by HPT. Photographs of the mast were supplied to HPT for the record.

The recruitment process for the new East Harbour Ranger was successfully completed and Mark McAlpine started in the role on 2 July. Mark has worked as a Park Ranger and Pest Plant Officer for Greater Wellington before, so brings a strong knowledge of the organisation’s processes and culture.

3.4         Wainuiomata Recreation Area

The annual ballot hunt finished on 11 April with a total of six deer and a pig killed. One hunter became lost but turned up the next day after a cold night out. The Park Ranger continues to facilitate and monitor hunter access to the Water Collection area during this time and provides an important service if hunters get into any difficulty.

The swing bridge over the Wainuiomata River was load tested and certified by an engineer to a 5 person load.

Winter maintenance by the Park Ranger of tracks, roads, fence lines and gardens is progressing as well as can be expected given the run of inclement weather.


                                                                                      10                                               19 September 2012

-Wainuiomata Community Board

07 September 2012




File: (12/1079)





Report no: WCB2012/5/221 (5)


Presentation on Regional Governance Public Consultation



























Author: Wendy Moore

Divisional Manager, Strategy and Planning




Attachment 1



Attachment 2



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Wainuiomata Community Board

03 September 2012




File: (12/1064)





Report no: WCB2012/5/222 (5)


Presentation by the Wainuiomata Hockey Club







That the Board requests officers to work with the Wainuiomata Hockey Club on its proposal (attached as Appendix 1) and provide an update to the Board at its meeting in November 2012. 






















Attachment 1



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Wainuiomata Community Board

03 September 2012




File: (12/1062)





Report no: WCB2012/5/223 (5)


Presentation on Wainuiomata Community Response Plan







That the Board:

(i)         endorses the aims and objectives of the Wainuiomata Community Response Plan; and

(ii)        congratulates and thanks the organisations and individuals who worked together to produce a robust and comprehensive emergency management plan for the benefit of the Wainuiomata community.








Wainuiomata Community Response Plan



Wainui Response Plan Handout













Attachment 1

Wainuiomata Community Response Plan






Community Response Plan


September 2012









Developed by


The Wainuiomata Community Board

Key Stakeholders from Wainuiomata

Wellington Region Emergency Management






















Wainuiomata Community Response Plan





Response Plan Signoff 1

Background. 2

Hazards. 3

Warning/Information Systems. 4

Support Services. 5

Civil Defence Centres. 6

Local resources. 7

Stake Holder Contacts. 8



Response Plan Signoff

This community response plan has been developed in conjunction with the Wainuiomata Community Board and key stakeholders of the Wainuiomata community.


This plan has been accepted by the undersigned.




Signed:       _________________________________

Date:          _________________________________

Position:     _________________________________

On behalf of the Wainuiomata Community Board




Signed:       _________________________________

Date:          _________________________________

Position:     _________________________________

On behalf of the Wainuiomata Fire Service




Signed:       _________________________________

Date:          _________________________________

Position:     _________________________________

On behalf of the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office



This response plan is due to be reviewed in August 2013.






What is the plan for?

The event that this plan is made for may change over time. It was established for the “big event” that cuts Wainuiomata off completely, but it could potentially be used so the community is more self supporting for smaller events.


The plan as a living document

The plan needs to be updated over time. The Wainuiomata Community Board will own this process with support from the Wellington Region Resilience Team.  The plan will be reviewed annually by the key stakeholders group that make up the support services within the plan. 


Civil Defence Emergency Management Relationships

Emergency Management and other support services will be able to respond and support at most emergencies.

This Community Response Plan empowers the Wainuiomata community and stakeholders to take ownership in a major disaster event e.g. earthquake.

A strong relationship between Wainuiomata community and stakeholders, along with Civil Defence Emergency Management, ensures a robust response to an emergency thus making a more resilient community.


The Wainuiomata community

Wainuiomata has a population of around 18,000 people. The community is geographically separated from the rest of the Hutt Valley, with only one hill road in and out – making it vulnerable to being isolated in an earthquake.  There is one main shopping centre, which makes up the main town centre and several smaller shopping hubs throughout the area.

There are 3 medical centres, 8 schools, 1 marae, over ten churches, several sports clubs/service clubs and other community groups.


Showing the value of homes, neighbourhoods and community in relation to what limited support may be available in a large event

























Frequent heavy rainstorms, the steep gradients of many river catchments and human occupation of floodplains combine to make flooding the most frequently occurring natural hazard in the Wellington region.  The Wainuiomata River is relatively short and steep, and as a result is prone to flooding.  Wellington Region Emergency Management have systems in place to monitor the river levels and the rainfall occurring in the Hutt Valley to determine the likely effect on our rivers and the appropriate action to take.  Response procedures to the threat of minor or major flooding include involvement of emergency agencies, support services, public warnings and evacuations.





In the Wellington Region, fault lines run through highly populated areas and close to major infrastructure.  Effects of an earthquake that may impact Wainuiomata are:

·    Ground shaking: the bigger the earthquake, the stronger the ground shaking. Furniture can fall over, pictures can fall off walls, and buildings can suffer a lot of damage.

·    Fault ruptures: roads, water mains, gas lines, power cables and buildings crossing a fault line might buckle or break when a fault ruptures.

·    Landslides: earthquake-triggered landslides can damage or destroy buildings in their paths. The extent of landslides depends on the strength and duration of ground shaking, how steep the hill slopes are, and the strength of the underlying soil or rocks. Landslides have the potential to isolate Wainuiomata from the rest of the Hutt Valley.

·    Liquefaction:  can occur along coastal areas or reclaimed land where the ground is poorly compacted. The ground behaves like a liquid and buildings can sink, tilt or topple over.




Landslides can be triggered by an earthquake, or most commonly in the Wellington Region, by rainfall.  Landslides have the potential to block access routes, and destroy property and infrastructure.


Rural Fire


Most rural fires in the Hutt Valley are the result of human action, either accidental or deliberate.  Fires are most common between November and March and high winds and high temperatures are the worst combination for rural fires.  Rural fires can damage farmland, forests, sensitive ecosystems, buildings and essential infrastructure.  The Wainuiomata Bushfire Force operates as a voluntary rural fire force to the Hutt City Rural Fire Authority (Hutt City Council). They work cooperatively with the New Zealand Fire Service, volunteer brigades and the Department of Conservation - providing a specialist expertise in vegetation fire suppression.






Warning/Information Systems



Emergency Management



There are 2 sirens located in Wainuiomata, 1 in Wainuiomata Primary School and one at the Wainuiomata Fire Station.


Sirens are activated by the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office.


When the sirens sound continuously, listen to your radio or go to for information.





Emergency Management provides texting for early warning.


Businesses, schools, community or neighbourhood groups can join our emergency preparedness network to receive alerts.


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Instructions for receiving text alerts via Twitter are on our Facebook page.



Rural Areas


Coast Road and Moores Valley rural areas are a part of a Residents Association.  This group can be contacted by text, email, or phone tree.  See Rural Community Group on the Stake Holders contacts page.



Informal Warnings


Warnings may come from family, friends or the public. Information may need to be verified.



Radio Stations


Wainuiomata Local Channel – Nui FM 87.9 FM

Classic Hits                                               90.1FM

Newstalk ZB                           1035 AM

More FM                                95.3 FM. 99.7 FM

The Breeze                             94.1 FM, 98.5 FM

National Radio (Radio NZ)       567 AM, 101.3 FM,                       

                                              101.7 FM  (Hutt Valley/Eastern Bays)

Radio Live                              98.9 FM, 1233 AM









Support Services

Each of the following groups has been involved in the development of this resilience plan. In addition, most, or all, of these groups will have their own processes in place to cover how they will manage their roles in an emergency event.



Emergency Management Roles & Responsibilities

Urban Fire Service

·      Fire fighting

·      Evacuation

·      Search and Rescue

·      Reconnaissance – Area 1 and 2 refer to Resource Map

·      Control centre for information from CD centres

·      Assist other emergency services where possible

·      Local fuel coordination


Rural Fire Service

·      Fire fighting

·      Evacuation

·      Search and Rescue

·      Reconnaissance – Area 3 refer to Resource Map

·      Assist other emergency services where possible

·      Water distribution and coordination



·      Maintain law and order

·      Security of affected area(s)

·      Assist with the evacuation of people

·      Traffic control

·      Assist with rescues and survivors

·      Disaster Victim Identification (DVI)

·      Agent of the Coroner

·      Neighbourhood Support coordination

·      Community Police


Medical Centres

·      Provide pre-hospital medical care

·      Within existing capacity, receive acutely unwell people

·      Deploy services to service community health demands


Wainuiomata Community Board

·      Liaison between support services and the community

·      Community education

·      Food distribution and coordination by supermarkets


Wainuiomata Schools

·      Sites of civil defence centres

·      Provide access to civil defence centres

·      Welfare of students if event during school hours


Wainuiomata Marae and
Local churches

·      Establishment of accommodation centres

·      Emergency catering / supply of food

·      Social support at welfare centres




Civil Defence Centres

Wainuiomata has seven Civil Defence (CD) Centres that can be used after a major disaster.
CD Centres are opened and run by the community as a local, central meeting place where information can be shared and local help offered and received. 


All CD Centres have a basic start up kit of an AM/FM radio, local map, admin supplies, and torch.  CD Centres also have a CD radio, which allows communication with other CD centres and support services/emergency management.   Some Centres have water tanks to assist with immediate water requirements.


CD Centres in Wainuiomata are located at: 


Arakura Primary School                      Wellington Rd                              04 564 9620

Brookfield Scout Camp                        Moores Valley Rd                       04 564 7853

Fernlea School                                     Lees Gr                                       04 564 6066

Konini School                                       Konini St                                      04 939 7725

Pukeatua School                                  Frederick St                                04 939 8356

Rimutaka Forest Park                          Coast Rd                                     04 564 1249

Wainuiomata School                            Homedale Rd                              04 939 8677


Local marae and churches will liaise with Civil Defence Centres to manage community needs in regard to accommodation.  It is not expected that CD centres will accommodate evacuees, but will become the conduit for assessing the local community needs and referring people to a marae/churches if people are unable to stay in their own homes.



Why should I go to a civil defence centre?


My neighbourhood needs help:

·    Some families need accommodation

·    Information is needed on where to go for water



My neighbourhood can help:

·    We have gas barbeques spare

·    We have people who can assist other neighbourhoods.







Local resources

Refer to Stake Holder Contacts page for contact details of resources







Both supermarkets in Wainuiomata are committed to supporting and working with the Community Board on the provision of supplies for the community after a major event.  They will most likely need assistance with security and will rely on other parties for food distribution. 

Supermarkets want direct liaison with the Stake Holders Group for coordination and if assistance is needed



The Strand, Wainuiomata

Open six days


New World

The Strand, Wainuiomata

Open seven days



Wainuiomata Community Board




Both service stations in Wainuiomata support this resilience plan and will prioritise fuel stock for critical customers if required.  They rely on power to access fuel so generators will be required if power is not available.  Caltex has the ability through its store manager/owner to provide a generator and access their fuel supply. 


BP Service Station, Wainuiomata Road

Sun – Thu 6am – 12 pm

Fri – Sat 24 hours

Caltex Service Station, The Strand

24 hours


NZ Fire Service


Five 5,500 litre water tanks at Civil Defence Centres will provide for immediate water after a disaster.  Wainuiomata marae has a 25,000 litre water tank.


Wainuiomata Rural Fire have at their depot a water distribution manifold.  This could be deployed to areas to provide water to community.  Rural Fire have the capacity to access water from the two reservoirs in Wainuiomata to community water filling stations in Parkway and Gawler Grove.  Rural Fire could also transport water to refill water tanks at Civil Defence Centres.


5000L Water Tanks located at:

- Arakura School

- Fernlea School
- Konini School

- Pukeatua School

- Wainuiomata School


Main Council Reservoirs:

- Parkway

- Gawler Grove

Rural Fire


There are three medical centres within the main town centre.  Medical centres will work together to best provide pre-hospital emergency medical care.


Whaioranga O Te Iwi Health Centre will undertake a coordination role between the medical centres.



Medical Centres

-The Strand Medical Centre

- Whaioranga O Te Iwi Health   Centre -The Strand

- Fitzherbert Rd Medical Centre


Whaioranga O Te Iwi Health Centre



Attachment 1

Wainuiomata Community Response Plan


Stake Holder Contacts



Contact name

Phone number

Email address

Arakura School (School CD Centres)

Mark Kibblewhite

564 6920

City Life Church (Wainuiomata Churches)

Awhina Vailima

972 8799

City Life Church (Wainuiomata Churches)

Upu Leota

972 8799

Emergency Management

Kathryn Nankivell

460 0654

Emergency Management

Peter Walker

460 0651

New Zealand Police

Tania Van Ooyen

564 0087 


NZ Fire Service

David Smith

027 245 9785

NZ Fire Service

Ewen Heron

021 483 111 

Rural Community Group

Bill Voisey

564 3498

Rural Fire

Tim Hefford

564 5082

Wainuiomata Bush Fire

Gavin Wallace

564 8180

Wainuiomata Community Board

Karl Dickson

027 434 1682

Wainuiomata Community Board

Terry Stallworth

027 274 9511

Wainuiomata Marae

Linda Olsen

564 8395


Wainuiomata Ward Councillor

Margaret Willard

027 363 2967

Whaioranga O Te Iwi (Health Centres)

Keriana King

564 6966









BP Wainuiomata

Katie Beardsley

939 8634


Caltex Wainuiomata

Robert Price

939 4209/027 333 8257


New World

Shaun McCarthy

564 5303/027 5696331



Sean Charles

561 9003/021 0597555





Description: Stationery OFFICE and GROUP Letterhead jpegContact details for Key Stake Holders should be treated as private, and only used in conjunction with this plan.

Attachment 2

Wainui Response Plan Handout



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Wainuiomata Community Board


Minutes of a meeting held in the Wainuiomata Community Library,

Queen Street, Wainuiomata on

 Wednesday 1 August 2012 commencing at 7.00pm



 PRESENT:                        Mr T Stallworth (Chair)      Mr C Barry

                                      Mr D Elliott                          Cr K Laban

                                      Ms H Robb                           Ms S Scott

                                      Cr M Willard


APOLOGIES:                  An apology was received from Mr K Dickson.


IN ATTENDANCE:       Mr T Stallinger, Chief Executive

                                          Ms S Fleet, Eco Design Advisor

Ms C Craig, Committee Advisor






1.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12401

“That the apology received from Mr K Dickson be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”


Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.

3.       Presentations


Presentation from Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC)


Speaking under public comment, Mrs Tracey Burke advised of a recent incident when a bus driver refused to allow her son and his friend to travel on the bus because they were carrying scooters.  The boys had no means of communication so had to walk home over the Wainuiomata Hill as it was getting dark.  She complained to the bus company about the incident and was advised that it was up to the driver’s discretion as to whether scooters were allowed on the bus.  She added that she had previously had problems with bus drivers when she had babies in prams to transport and she found drivers were often rude and impatient.  She noted that the Wainuiomata buses did not have wheelchair access or appropriate storage areas for prams.


Speaking under public comment, Mr Bill Voisey and Ms Michelle Caldwell spoke regarding flooding and erosion control.  Mr Voisey noted that the issue with the Land Information Memoranda wording had been ongoing for two years.  He quoted from emails between himself, Mayor Wallace, John Philpott (Mr Voisey’s consulting engineer) and GWRC Councilors.

In response to a question from a member, Mr Voisey stated that he had been advised that, if it could be proven that the erosion lines were wrong, they would be altered.  He had now been advised that the lines would not be altered.

Cr Glensor elaborated on the report.  He advised that a major review of the fares structure for public transport was underway.  He further advised that the on-time performance of the trains was better than Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.  He thanked Mrs Burke for providing precise information in relation to her complaint regarding the buses.  He encouraged anyone who experienced a problem with public transport to contact Metlink on its 0800 number or website so it could be followed up.  He was surprised to hear that the Wainuiomata buses were not accessible to wheelchairs  and lacked storage for prams.  He undertook to investigate the matter further.

In response to questions from members, Cr Glensor advised that kneeling buses made up a large and growing proportion of the bus fleet.  He added that bus timetables were compiled taking note of the train timetables in order to provide connections.  He expressed concern at the number and variety of complaints on the bus service and at the news that drivers wanted to cancel the late night Wainuiomata service.  He undertook to follow up on these items and report back to the Board.  He added that complaints about bus stops should be directed to Council where a list was compiled which was passed on to GWRC for resolution.  He further advised that he understood from the most recent meeting of the Hutt Valley Flood Management Committee that the GWRC would abide by a statement from a reputable certified engineer that an erosion line was in the wrong place.  GWRC agreed that information such as an engineer’s report should be included on a LIM.  He believed that this was a result which was fair to all parties.  In regard to biosecurity, he advised that there was inevitably some loss of native birdlife following a major bait drop, however that was temporary and the birdlife quickly recovered.

Cr Lamason advised that she was Chair of the Hutt Valley Flood Management Committee.  As a result of the June meeting new information sheets showing changes would be sent out to all affected residents.   The new wording on the LIMs indicated the need for property owners wishing to build, or potential buyers, to contact GWRC or seek professional advice.


Presentation from the Eco Design Advisor


The Eco Design Advisor advised that the Eco Design Advisor service was available to all Hutt City residents.  The service provided free and independent advice on how to save money and make homes healthier  and more comfortable.

In response to questions from members, the Eco Design Advisor advised that she undertook approximately 200 consultations each year and most consultations focused on insulation.


          There were no conflict of interest declarations.

5.       Minutes

Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12402

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Wainuiomata Community Board held on Wednesday, 30 May 2012, and the minutes of the meeting of the Extraordinary Wainuiomata Community Board held on Thursday, 28 June 2012, be confirmed as true and correct records.”




Report No. WCB2012/4/37 (4) by the Committee Advisor


The Committee Advisor elaborated on the report.


Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12403

“That the Board:

(i)      receives the report;

(ii)     agrees to hold two funding rounds for 2012/2013; and

(iii)    agrees to the proposed timing of 18 September to 31 October 2012 to call for applications for the first round of the 2012/2013 Community Engagement Fund.”




Memorandum dated 18 July 2012 by the Senior Community Development Officer


Members discussed what form the community volunteer appreciation event would take. The Chair suggested a breakfast at the Wainuiomata Returned Services Association venue.  He added that the event would give volunteers the opportunity to network.  The Chair suggested members meet informally to further discuss the event and report back to the Board with options.


Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12404

“That the Board notes the information.”




Report No. WCB2012/4/193 (4) by the Chair


Speaking under public comment, Mr Mike Grigg requested a poll be taken of local territorial authorities’  positions on the Representation Review with the results to be forwarded to the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Palmer Panel.  He expressed concern that the Palmer Panel had a predetermined stance and called for a public meeting to be attended by Palmer Panel members to ensure sufficient debate took place.  He also expressed concern at how amalgamation would affect rates and advocacy for Wainuiomata.

The Chair advised that there would be consultation on the issue over the next two months.


Resolved:                                                                              Minute No. WCB 12405

“That the report be noted.”


9.       Information Items


Portfolio Update - Terry Stallworth (12/912)

Report No. WCB2012/4/195 (4) by the Chair


Speaking under public comment, Ms Nina Kaiwai and Mr John Martin representing Wainuiomata Intermediate advised that the slide at Stockdale Park had required repairs for over a year and queried when the new toilets would be erected at Hugh Sinclair Park.  Ms Kaiwai added that Wainuiomata needed more public toilets in other areas as well.  She requested that more netball and basketball courts and a graffiti wall be provided.  Mr Martin queried when the skateboard park would be upgraded.

Ms Scott advised she would follow up with relevant officers on the repairs to the Stockdale Park slide.

Cr Willard invited students to be involved in a project to undertake work in the playgrounds.

The Chair advised that the Hugh Sinclair Park toilet would be built next year. The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust was considering developing the basketball and netball courts in the old Wainuiomata High School grounds.

Mr Barry advised that Rotary was spearheading the upgrade of the skateboard park and would ask them for an update.  He noted that he and the Chair would attend the next Student Council meeting to discuss the matter.

Mr Elliott advised that there were a number of other issues connected with the area around the skateboard park and these would be discussed with officers over the next couple of months.


Speaking under public comment, Mr Tem Forbes and Ms Shannon Adams representing Wainuiomata High School invited members to visit the school and attend assemblies and meetings.  Ms Adams advised that it was very muddy alongside the creek and asked if the area could be paved.  She suggested that Police and local sports clubs, for example the rugby and league clubs, have more involvement with the High School.  Mr Forbes advised that the High School no longer appointed prefects, but now had democratically elected student leaders.  The school encouraged students to take part in sports and aimed to increase school spirit, morale and attendance.  He advised that Year 9 students held a Community Day when they helped out in the community.

Cr Willard confirmed that the area alongside the creek would be paved over the next week or two.

The Chair advised that Student Councils communicate directly with Mr Barry who held the Schools portfolio.  The Chair would liaise with other Board members.


Portfolio Update - Margaret Willard (12/905)

Report No. WCB2012/4/194 (4) by the Councillor


Cr Willard elaborated on the report.  She advised that a subsidy was available from the Hutt Valley District Health Board for a retirement village in Wainuiomata.  She was hopeful that a developer would show some interest.


10.     Report from A representative on A local organisation


Keep NZ Beautiful – Cr Margaret Willard (12/918)

Report No. WCB2012/4/196 (4) by the Councillor


Cr Willard elaborated on the report.  She invited members to be involved in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Day on Sunday 16 September 2012.


11.     QUESTIONS   


            There were no questions.



There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 8.36 pm.




Mr T Stallworth


CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 19th day of September 2012

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Report no: WCB2012/5/60 (5)







Purpose of Report

1.         The primary purpose of this report is to update the Board on various items of interest to the Board.



It is recommended that the Board notes the report.



The Fund will open to applications on 18 September 2012 and close on 31 October 2012.  For further information, please contact Debbie Hunter, Council’s Community Grants Officer on 570 6955.


Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) advised Council’s engineer of two odour complaints received regarding Wainuiomata landfill.  Council has not received any complaints directly.

On 12 July, a player using the golf course called GWRC to advise there was a landfill smell at the golf course.  Council’s engineer followed up with a call to the golf course to find out more about the time and type of odour, and was advised that the odour had not been noted in recent months. 

On 30 August, GWRC received a message from a resident on Coast Road saying there was a strong smell coming from the landfill.   In response to the complaints Council’s engineer carried out additional maintenance on the odour suppressant sprayer at the landfill.  A problem was identified with the timer on the unit, and work is underway to replace this.

4.         BUDGETS, 2012 to 2013

Balance           Expenditure

Miscellaneous Administration                      $5,000.00

Training                                                          $3,000.00




There are no appendices for this report.   








Author: Chris Craig

Committee Advisor







Reviewed By: Susan Turner

Senior Committee Advisor, Secretariat Services




Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Divisional Manager, Secretariat Services   

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Report no: WCB2012/5/190 (5)







Purpose of Report

1.         To inform the Board that a proposal to close the Wainuiomata Landfill with effect from 31 December 2012 will go to the Community and Infrastructure Services Committee meeting on 1 October 2012.

To advise the Committee of the recommended closure of Wainuiomata Landfill effective 31 December 2012, in response to the Government introduction of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).



It is recommended that the Committee:

(i)         notes the content of the report;

(ii)        approves the closure of the Wainuiomata Landfill effective 31 December 2012; and

(iii)       directs officers to put in place a communication strategy to ensure current landfill customers are adequately informed of the pending closure, and of their ongoing options for refuse disposal.



2.         The ETS comes into effect on 1 January 2013.  From that date, for every tonne of refuse deposited to landfill, Council will be required to purchase 1.3 Emissions Trading Units (ETUs).

3.         ETUs are a tradeable commodity whose price will fluctuate as determined by the market.  Early expectations were that they would trade at around $25 per ETU, with potential to rise to $50.

4.         Current trading levels however are low; around $7 per ETU.  If this price were to hold at 1 January 2013, then landfill costs at Wainuiomata would rise $7 x 1.3 = $9.10/ton of refuse.

5.         At Silverstream the same cost increase would apply, but Council will be effectively “credited” for the gas collection and destruction systems which are in place there.  These are expected to reduce Council ETU liability to around $3.20 per tonne of refuse.  No such collection/ destruction system exists at Wainuiomata.

6.         Council operates both landfills on a user-pays basis, so to recover these costs gate rates would need to rise by $3.20/tonne at Silverstream, and $9.10/tonne at Wainuiomata;  creating a $5.90/tonne price differential.

7.         This differential would be sufficient to encourage commercial operators to transfer their waste volumes to Silverstream Landfill.

8.         Wainuiomata has an approximate current annual volume of 27,000 tonnes, comprised of 24,000 tonnes for commercial customers and the balance for domestic (cars and trailers).  The top five commercial customers account for the bulk of the commercial volume; the domestic volumes represent around 11,000 vehicle transactions at an average 0.3 tonne per vehicle.


9.         Commercial operators are expected to transfer their customers to Silverstream Landfill.  Domestic vehicles could also drive to Silverstream, or more likely to the Seaview Recycle and Transfer Station in Seaview Road.  From the middle of Wainuiomata it is approximately 7km to the Seaview Transfer station and 5km to the current Wainuiomata Landfill.  An alternative is that a small transfer station could be opened on the current landfill site, for domestic customers only.  Refuse could be dropped there for transfer to Silverstream Landfill.

10.       More detailed financial analysis of this option is attached to the report as Appendix 1, but in broad terms the cost of a trailer load of refuse at a Wainuiomata transfer station would need to be the Silverstream price ($30) plus an additional $15 to cover costs of operating the transfer station and cartage to Silverstream.

11.       Given the proximity of the Seaview Transfer Station, where pricing is similar to Silverstream Landfill, a transfer station at Wainuiomata is unlikely to be successful and is therefore not recommended.


12.       Options are as discussed above.


13.       This report has been considered by the Wainuiomata Community Board at their meeting of 19 September.  Their resolution is attached as Appendix 2.

Legal Considerations

14.       There are no legal considerations.

Financial Considerations

15.       Financial implications of a Transfer Station are discussed within this report.

16.       Assuming Wainuiomata Landfill closes, the overall impact on Council budgets is expected to be minimal as any potential volume loss is likely to be offset by higher unit margins at Silverstream.

Other Considerations

17.       Existing customers would need to be advised of the pending closure and their options for ongoing refuse disposal.

18.       Officers would also ask the Committee to note the long and excellent service provided by the Landfill operators, Bob and Diane McWhirter and staff of Wainui Landfill Limited.











Supporting Information

Strategic Fit/Strategic Outcome

Support of the Emissions Trading Scheme fits with the Council’s Sustainability Strategy.

LTP/Annual Plan Reference

LTP includes budget provision for Landfill closure.

Treaty of Waitangi Consideration

Not Applicable.

Decision Making

Not a significant decision.

Consistency with Existing Policy








Author: Bruce Sherlock

General Manager, City Infrastructure







Reviewed By: Tony Stallinger

Chief Executive





Attachment 1




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Chair's Report










Author: Terry Stallworth





Attachment 1

Chair's Report


Wainuiomata Community Board


To:          Chair and Members Wainuiomata Community Board

From:      Terry Stallworth

CC:        Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

Date:      13 September 2012


The Wainuiomata Community Board held a clinic in the Wainui  Shopping Mall on the 8th September.  The purpose of the regular clinics is to promote the services provided by Hutt City Council and also to engage with the Wainuiomata residents.


There were enquiries in regards to the proposed Super City and what effect it could have on services provided in our local community.  This provided an opportunity to invite people to our Public Meeting on Regional Governance on the 26th September at 7.00pm.


According to the Hutt News the International Credit Rating Agency Standards & Poors has reaffirmed Hutt City Council’s AA credit rating.  Hutt City Council’s financial management has been described as excellent.  Hutt City Council Budgetary performance has been described as very strong and has been recognised for implementing measures to control growth and operating expenditures.  HCC has reduced its debt relative to its peers – including Wellington City and Greater Wellington Regional Council.


Regional Governance


Hutt City will be consulting with residents for their views in regards to our future Governance structure.  The options are:

·    Remain the same, no boundary change, more of a collaborative model with emphasis on shared services

·    3 Councils – Wellington Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa

·    All Councils in one Unitary Authority – “Super City”


Timeline of Consultation

·    18th September – distribution of discussion document with options to households

·    Sept / October – Community Boards and Committees hold public meetings

·    Public engagement by Community Boards and Committees

·    26th October – Public engagement closes and Council considers options

·    November – Submission prepared for the local Government Commission.


During a previous Board clinic held at the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre it was bought to our attention that shop owners and volunteer workers on Queen St were being issued parking tickets whilst they were at work.  This concern was relayed to the Mayor, as Queen St is the hub of our local shopping centre.  It was suggested that a parking pass be issued to shop owners and the Wainuiomata Community Centre volunteers.  The Board will keep you posted on any updates.


The proposed parking change on Queen St – the layout will remove the angle parking on the shop side of Queen St from the Wainui Road entrance to the Mall entrance to parallel parking.  There will be 11 carparks lost – there has been approximately one reported non injury crash per year, all relating to manoeuvring in and out of carparks.


The estimated cost for this proposed layout is $20,000.


There is a cheaper version if needed, which is to change the 3 angle parking at the entrance to the Mall, to two parallel carparks and an angle park from the space with the yellow lines adjacent to the National Bank.  This would mean that we do not lose any parking space.


The angle parking on the Library side will remain the same.  Have your say, consultation forms are in the Library.


I had the opportunity to visit the Wainuiomata Community Centre recently.  I was impressed with the hospitality of all the different community groups using this site.  I suggest that more people visit this facility and check out all the services that they provide.


·    Kokiri Health Service

·    Budget Services

·    Citizen’s Advice

·    Wainui Marae Health and Social Services

·    Internet Cafe

·    Wainui Maori Wardens

·    Nui FM Radio

·    Y-nui Youth

·    Whanau and Arms programme in partnership with St Vincent De Paul.  They provide food parcels for families in need (approx 60-70 families per week).



Terry Stallworth


Wainuiomata Community Board


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File: (12/1121)





Report no: WCB2012/5/240 (5)


Members' Updates and Portfolio Updates














Member's Update - David Elliott



Member's Update - Sam Scott



Member's Update - Cr Margaret Willard



Portfolio Update - David Elliott



Portfolio Update - Cr Margaret Willard










Author: Chris Craig

Committee Advisor




Attachment 1

Member's Update - David Elliott



Wainuiomata Community Board

TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            Dave Elliott

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             19 September 2012


As the result of a Board clinic held in the Wainuiomata Mall a number of residents raised a number of issues regarding skate park, flooding, footpaths and other issues.

Attended a meeting at the Council Chambers regarding the issue of Regional Governance which raised a vast array of issues on the functions of Councils, Community Boards and Ward Committees.

Have recently attended the Development Wainuiomata Business breakfast at the RSA where Councillor Margaret Willard presented to the meeting the Wainuiomata Community Response Plan being developed by the Wainuiomata Community Board and a number of key stakeholders to engage businesses to sign up as no business had expressed an interest to be a party to the plan.

Recently attended a meeting run by Development Wainuiomata at the Wainuiomata RSA involving a number of stakeholders regarding holding a major weekend event resulting from a presentation by Councillor Ken Laban at the July business breakfast. 

Both Councillor Willard and I have been invited to attend the AGM of Development Wainuiomata in October. 

Continued support and engagement of the Community Centre, Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services, various businesses and community groups.

Attended the meeting at the Dowse by the Wellington Region Local Government Review Panel chaired by Sir Geoffrey Palmer with Sue Driver. This meeting is the result the GWRC initiating the process and the Porirua City Council agreeing to be a part of the review around Regional Governance and the complex issues surrounding Local Government.




Dave Elliott



Attachment 2

Member's Update - Sam Scott



Wainuiomata Community Board

TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            Sam Scott

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             19 September 2012

RE:                   MEMBER’S UPDATE – SAM SCOTT

I rang Council after the last meeting to let them know of the damage to the slide at Arakura Park (as mentioned by Wainuiomata High School students).  It was replaced/mended before I got up there to have a look at it so I suspect someone else had already rung this in. 


While I was there I grabbed a bag from my car and picked up bottles and rubbish.  It got me thinking about what Christine is hoping to accomplish with her ‘celebration in the park’ days.  As I rang some graffiti in I thought of ‘Adopt A Park’.  We could encourage people to adopt a local park and help keep it tidy and graffiti free.  Whether they live near one, regularly drive past one, or just feel nostalgic about one.  We could promote it in a  similar way to how Council promotes Adopt A Spot (for graffiti) and maybe the local paper could help promote it?


I have a box of cards I got from Delly Ranginui (Graffiti Coordinator) and hope to give these out at the first park day celebrations Christine and Allison have organised.  I’ve been guilty myself of moaning about the state of a park but not notifying the Council so I want to tell as many people as possible what they can do to help. 


Delly has asked if there are plans for a website for Wainuiomata.  It could cover all aspects of Wainuiomata with pages for schools, kindies, attractions, businesses, community events etc (and maybe a link to our local paper).  He suggested a link from the Hutt City Council page would also be an advantage.


I’ve helped several families with WINZ applications for childcare subsidies.  I’ve always helped Barnardos families at our centres where possible but am happy to help anyone; please feel free to pass this along to whoever you like.


I’ve collected from Council the posters and brochures from their ECO programme advising people on how to make their homes warmer and drier to live in.  I will get these to Early Childhood Centres for families.


I’ve heard from several Wainuiomata High School students who would be keen to do artwork on a bus-stop outside the school.  I wondered if there had been any more movement on the possibility of having a sheltered bus stop there or elsewhere along Parkway (as raised by Terry Stallworth). 


I have been asked me about the possibility of getting a post box back on Queen Street.  A lot of people park on Queen Street and posted their mail there when the post shop was located there.  I’ve told them this is a New Zealand Post issue but will gladly ring them on their behalf after talking to the board about it.


Facebook; along with Campbell (maybe others?), I’ve been putting notices up on the Wainuiomata Community Board Facebook page.  I’d like to encourage anyone on the board or in the community to put important information up there too.  I’ve noticed more and more people joining, looking and commenting on it.  When we have board clinics I think it’s important we advertise it on Facebook and also a notice in the mall for about 2 weeks before hand; I can make a basic one if we all agree.





Sam Scott



Attachment 3

Member's Update - Cr Margaret Willard



Wainuiomata Community Board

TO:                    Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:               Cr Margaret Willard

CC:                      Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:                19 September 2012

RE:                    Member’s Update – Cr Margaret Willard


I recently attended a workshop run by Jim Diers, from Seattle Council’s Department of Neighbourhoods, entitled Unleashing the Power of Neighbourhoods


This is an holistic, community-initiated approach to community development that goes beyond customer service to community empowerment, where residents consider themselves citizens with a part to play rather than ratepayers, and people fulfil their potential through contributing their talents and skills.


Seattle’s Council has established a Matching Fund, which provides funding to projects approved for Council support and contribution of expertise. Council’s contribution is the financial equivalent of the community sweat, skills, and materials donated. The results are neighbourhood revitalisation, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, crime prevention, community pride, and much more.


In Seattle the fund has supported a wide variety of projects including neighbourhood-initiated planning, community organising, renovating buildings, recording oral histories, establishing community schools, creating public art and more.


Some examples include


1)    A bridge harboured antisocial behaviour until neighbours gathered to plan a remedy. Of the many ideas offered, the final choice was a large troll under the bridge sculpted by a local artist. Frequent visitors (“troll patrol”) made the area unattractive to people wanting to indulge in covert activities.


2)    A shopping centre was run down, with many empty shops attracting crime and vandalism. Local residents set up co-operatives and opened shops selling goods related to their cultures, leading to a huge ethnic market where visitors flocked to buy goods and food unavailable anywhere else.


3)    A weed-infested hillside, too steep for development, was a venue for 4 wheel drive vehicles to gather and compete at night, disturbing residents’ sleep. Neighbours applied for matching funds and terraced the area by hand to form a community garden. The top of the hill now has a picnic spot, play area and a beautiful view. Neighbours who previously were separated by a barrier of weeds came together to work on the project, and later to share food and conversation.


Necessary for this process to work is for Council to recognise that communities have people with under-utilized resources, not to do for communities what they can do for themselves, to recognize the efforts of residents and to provide them with leadership training and help with research and technical expertise.


Communities need to play their part by not waiting for Council action, making it worthwhile for Council to partner them through recognition, and building broad and inclusive participation. For success projects must be fun, and start where people are in terms of culture, language and passions. It is most effective to start with small issues, and to continue to strive for results.


This approach removes labels so people are recognized for what they can offer, rather than as people with needs. One of the most marginalized groups, people with intellectual disabilities, know the most about public transport. It


Another Seattle example was an older woman, recently widowed, depressed and mostly homebound. A visiting nurse noticed an unusual tea cosy, and suggested the local market could sell similar ones. More knitters were needed to meet the demand, and eventually a town symbol became a huge teapot, while the knitters enjoyed extra income and being part of a local enterprise.


The workshop was about enabling communities to address their own priorities through their own organisations, well beyond involving citizens in the city’s priorities through its programmes.


Here I see our under-utilised Community Boards playing a part. They are close to communities, indeed part of them, and could facilitate the process of project planning and liaison with Council. That so few residents know about their Community Boards or bother to vote is in my view evidence that their limited delegations and administration budgets hinder effective community engagement. Actively engaging them in community development as well as advocacy would make their existence more worthwhile to Council, communities and the democratic process.


Never before has community development been more vital to society’s overall wellbeing. With our Governance Review underway, Community Boards could be reassigned to fulfil their potential and prove their worth by playing a pivotal role in their communities’ growth and development from neighbourhood level up.


Cr Margaret Willard



Attachment 4

Portfolio Update - David Elliott



Wainuiomata Community Board

TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            David Elliott

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             19 September 2013


Churches, Cultural Groups, Wainuiomata Rural Residents Association


Wainuiomata Rural Residents Association is now up and running and encompasses both residents of Coast Road and Moores Valley. The Association has 110 members and is now holding regular monthly meetings. 

At the August meeting a number of issues were discussed, in particular the issue around GWRC erosion zones and flood maps (the Community Board has been involved in this ongoing issue) and the pest control of possums using 1080 poison in the Coast Road. There was discussion on the lack of mobile phone reception and rural broadband issues, in particular south of Rimutaka Forest Park. I had offered to follow up Vodafone in regard to future access points in rural areas.

At the September meeting Councillor Margaret Willard attended on the Mayor’s behalf to speak to various issues on the role of Council and Community Boards. I presented to the Association an update from Vodafone regarding mobile phone reception and rural broadband issues which the Association will follow up including other providers.

As a member of Life City Church I will be running a weekly community walk starting on Friday evenings from 14th September as a part of the Church’s role in supporting youth in Wainuiomata and have liaised with local police who have been very receptive to this initiative. We will be engaging other community groups to partner with at a later date once this initiative has gained traction.






Dave Elliott



Attachment 5

Portfolio Update - Cr Margaret Willard



Wainuiomata Community Board

TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            Cr Margaret Willard

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             19 September 2012

RE:                   Portfolio Update – Cr Margaret Willard

Older residents

During August I attended the funerals of both Jean Puketapu and former Hutt County Council Clerk Brian Pohlen. Jean was a kuia who made a huge contribution to Maori and our local community, including through working to set up the country’s first kohanga reo.

Brian Pohlen was a respected local government leader prior to amalgamation in 1989 who will be remembered by older residents as a caring generous man with great love for his family.

 News of a proposed retirement village at the old Petone Technical College premises has not deterred the local working group of Grey Power and church representatives. They continue to work to make a case for a facility that meets the specific needs of the Wainuiomata community.

The craft group that meets on Thursdays in Wainuiomata Library continues to grow stronger, as is the Chat ‘n’ Chill group that meets in the Community Centre on Monday afternoons.


In my last report I mentioned Facebook and its role in connecting people with a common purpose. Since then Christine Hawkins has responded to parents’ concerns about the safety of playgrounds by holding a Crazy Teddy Bears Picnic at Hugh Sinclair Park. She and her supporters have gained sponsorship from local organisations, and are hopeful that residents around Arakura Park will follow their lead. Hutt City Council has indicated that they will work with groups of parents who want to care for and improve their local playgrounds. I applaud Christine’s initiative and hope other parents will follow her example.

Kokiri Social Services social worker Liz Raukawa informs me housing is an issue for local low income families, with overcrowding that ensures the power bill can be paid and a hot water supply. Other families directed to the private housing market by Housing New Zealand are contracted into two year tenancies. When this becomes obviously unaffordable and families move out, they have to continue rental payments until new tenants are found, while at the same time dealing with arrears in other living expenses.

I attended the Wainuiomata BMX Club’s open day recently, and am impressed with the way families work together and children are supported in trying new skills. Club members have worked very hard to build a more challenging track, and Council has offered to help with landscaping and making the area around the track safer by deterring antisocial behaviour.

It is hoped a sausage sizzle after the Community Clean-up day behind the Fitzroy Hotel on Saturday 22 September will bring together ideas and energy on improving the parking area to create a more attractive backdrop to the track, and the regional and potentially national competitions to be held there.



Cr Margaret Willard









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Report no: WCB2012/5/238 (5)


Keep Hutt City Beautiful - Cr Margaret Willard














Keep Hutt City Beautiful - Cr Margaret Willard










Author: External Author (WCB)

Wainuiomata Community Board




Attachment 1

Keep Hutt City Beautiful - Cr Margaret Willard



Wainuiomata Community Board

TO:                   Chair and Members of the Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                            Cr Margaret Willard

CC:                    Chris Craig (WCB Committee Advisor)

DATE:             19 September 2012

RE:                   Keep Hutt City Beautiful – Cr Margaret Willard


Keep Hutt City Beautiful Week


Over 42 schools and groups are registered for this event. They include Wainuiomata High School (a graffiti challenge and cleaning up Days Bay and Petone beaches) Wainuiomata Primary School, Wainuiomata Intermediate School (also working on Petone Beach) and Wainuiomata’s wider Community Clean-up on Saturday 22 September.


This will involve community groups and individuals and starts at 10am and will focus on areas along Black Creek. Meet at the skate park at 9.50am.


Gift of Green


The Annual “Gift of Green” saw trees given to each Petone family for 26 babies including their first set of twins.  They increased uptake by emailing past recipients suggesting they pass on the information about “Gift of Green” to their friends. Could this be an idea Wainuiomata parents would appreciate?


Graffiti and Vandalism


While graffiti has decreased in public areas, some taggers are still very active and targeting local schools and parks in Wainuiomata. Vandalism is also occurring at night, with the gate to the BMX track having been driven down and the post broken off.


It is important for all residents to report all types of vandalism. If the culprits are caught in the act, phone 111 so the police have a better chance of catching them.




Cr Margaret Willard