Posts tagged by wainuiomata

Wainuiomata: On the other side

Posted on October 30, 2014 by: Shane Maru
Filed under: Reviews
Tags: wainuiomata

For some outsiders, Wainuiomata has a reputation for dullness, crime and poverty.

Over the past twenty years, jobs have been leaving Wainuiomata but with a population 17,000 that has remained relatively steady and jobs over the hill in the Hutt Valley, it has avoided "zombie town" status.

But the town is changing. We find out what life is like for 20-somethings in Wainui.



NuiFM Talk

Posted on September 26, 2014 by: Shane Maru
Filed under: Opinion
Tags: wainuiomata

Another day out and about, meeting new people, was offered to talk on the local radio station, just to try to reach out to more people this idea I have.

Was the first time I have talked on the radio and it was awesome! would do it again and again.

Thank you to NuiFM and the staff at the community centre to offer and allow me opportunity to share my idea to the listeners of the station today at 11am :)


Local Documentary

Posted on May 21, 2013 by: Wainuiomata
Filed under: Reviews
Tags: wainuiomata, documentary

A documentary is well under way which chronicles the life and work of former Wainuiomata resident and current Kapiti resident, Betty van Gaalen.

Betty is an inspirational woman and has been an influential figure at all levels of community and local government in the greater Wellington region for over 40 years. Despite retiring in the 1980s she has maintained a presence in political matters wherever she has lived.

Growing up in Bolton England, she learnt how to box to enable her to stand up to local bullies. She was then to get into trouble for hurting them. This fierce determination to make her way in the world and let nothing stop her, was to become her legacy.

Three lengthy interviews with Betty have captured a huge amount of information, and many memories of local and national political personalities.

Nimlin Productions, a Kapiti Coast based film company are working solidly on this project and hope to have it completed by the middle of next year. Anybody who has been associated with Betty over the years can support the project via Pledgeme.