56 days ago

Help from tradies sought

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

A plea for willing tradies has been issued after a community hall suffered heavy storm damage.
The Cook Island/Te Akapuanga Hall in Porirua was hit hard by stormy weather on December 8.
In a post to the Porirua community Facebook group, the Cook Islands Association asked any tradespeople who could spare time on Saturday, December 28, to head along from 7am til noon.
There was damage to the kitchen and the roof, and any help patching holes would be appreciated.
They would need to bring tools, any useful materials, hi-vis vests, and a hard hat if needed.
"Te Akapaunga is the pride and joy of our community," it said.
"As we are unable to pay for your time, this is a humble request of support and contribution toward the rebuild of our beautiful home."
The hall was closed following the storm, and is expected to remain so until further notice.

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Wayne Guppy - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Wayne Guppy, mayor Upper Hutt City Council, and a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

The importance of the environment, Hutt River and our waterways are important to me and critical to the well-being of current and future generations. We are looking forward to working with you to maintain and improve the quality of the water in our catchments. We need to fix our waste and stormwater infrastructure with population growth putting more pressure on our pipe networks. I need your help to find solutions that are equitable and fair.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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