We're developing Wainuiomata - together!

We're a great place to live

  • best affordability in the Wellington Region & great community

  • a 30min scenic drive to Wellington or 10 min to Lower Hutt CBD

  • big backyards, friendly people & heaps of sport and recreation

We're a great place to visit

  • there's more than 100 wild kiwi roaming our beautiful Remutaka Forest Park!

  • action & relaxation from golf to horse-trekking, surfing to quad-bike tours

  • stunning New Zealand scenery from our native bush trails to our wild coastline

 

THE LATEST...

Queen St plan. Created from the community's vision by Love Wainuiomata with support & expertise from HCC.

 Queen st plan created by love wainuiomata in partnership with hcc. the community's vision to revitalise queen st is put into action in this plan. we now just need the funding!

Queen st plan created by love wainuiomata in partnership with hcc. the community's vision to revitalise queen st is put into action in this plan. we now just need the funding!

This Queen St plan allows our community to develop Queen St into a vibrant heart. It's been a big process to get it and is made up of:

+ all the community feedback & vision you've shared and expressed in the Wainuiomata Development Plan

+ a heap of learnings from the 7-day Makeover and other Love Wainuiomata projects

+ expertise and collaboration from the Hutt City Council team, Councillors & Mayor

This plan provides staged development identifying areas as 'units' which can be developed independently of each other whilst still tying together through the use of common materials etc.

The first unit developed is the BBQ Unit on Queen st which is under construction now and will be completed by 4 May 2018. To do any further units we'll need new funding from HCC to be approved. Our request for funding goes in 3 May 2018. Please show your support above by filling out the survey.

If we receive funding the most likely unit to develop after the BBQ will be Unit 1, then Unit 5. We'll consult with our community about what you'd like within each unit.

Possiblities for Unit 1 include a second BBQ (if the first is well used), exercise equipment, play equipment, seating. If we're funded we'll start the discussion in July 2018 with a focus to delivering it in Spring 2018

In addition to community consultation we'll also be working closely with Wainuiomata RSA to develop the areas next to the Cenotaph. We've already started the conversation with Wainuiomata RSA and the more indepth consultation will most likely occur early 2019 looking to deliver 2019-2020 on these 2 'units'.

The gateway units at the start and end of Queen st are really important too. Gateway 1 is about welcoming people in and attracting some of the 180,000 visitors each year who drive into Wainuiomata but aren't currently visiting Queen st/Strand and our local businesses.

It will also be a great way to alert our drivers to it being a pedestrian friendly area. All parking is retained. Our approach is to add great stuff not to take it away :)

Funding will allow 1-3 units per year depending on the costs of each unit and the level of funding. The installation will be managed by HCC as it's on reserve land.

To get that funding we need your support so please fill out the survey and/or email us your letter of support lovewainuiomata@gmail.com before 1st May 2018.

We've got the plan now let's get keep the action going. Go Wainuiomata!

 The first 'unit' in the Queen St plan development is underway! It's bbq/kai zone. there's a free double electric bbq plus a fountain, shade sails (the sails will go up in spring), and seating. should be ready to start cooking by 4 may 2018.

The first 'unit' in the Queen St plan development is underway! It's bbq/kai zone. there's a free double electric bbq plus a fountain, shade sails (the sails will go up in spring), and seating. should be ready to start cooking by 4 may 2018.

 Up at Wainuiomata Hill Lookout you can take in some of the best views of Wellington harbour & hutt valley. Our Wainuiomata Community have shared that they want Wainuiomata hill-pukeatua to be a fun & special 'gateway'. so we're installing this beautiful panels to honour our wonderful hill & celebrate the natual taonga (treasures) of wainuiomata, including the kiwi living wild in our remutaka forest park.

Up at Wainuiomata Hill Lookout you can take in some of the best views of Wellington harbour & hutt valley. Our Wainuiomata Community have shared that they want Wainuiomata hill-pukeatua to be a fun & special 'gateway'. so we're installing this beautiful panels to honour our wonderful hill & celebrate the natual taonga (treasures) of wainuiomata, including the kiwi living wild in our remutaka forest park.

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 queen st is the vibrant heart of our community, and this sign welcomes locals & visitors. the wood reflects our beautiful envrionment and the teardrop carving honours the story of wainuiomata. Kaumatua provided a blessing for this taonga.

queen st is the vibrant heart of our community, and this sign welcomes locals & visitors. the wood reflects our beautiful envrionment and the teardrop carving honours the story of wainuiomata. Kaumatua provided a blessing for this taonga.

 We're developing a wainuiomata website for locals & visitors. will launch mid-feb 2018.

We're developing a wainuiomata website for locals & visitors. will launch mid-feb 2018.

 Having a big christmas party 17 dec 2017 was a great way for our community to share their christmas spirit.  locals stepped up to make it happen doing the food, facepainting, carols, bbq, crafts, games & more. awesome way to activate our town's heart and share the aroha!

Having a big christmas party 17 dec 2017 was a great way for our community to share their christmas spirit.  locals stepped up to make it happen doing the food, facepainting, carols, bbq, crafts, games & more. awesome way to activate our town's heart and share the aroha!

 We're so proud of wainuiomata that we wear it on our hearts! wainuiomata is the valley with a whole lot of heart, and we've made t-shirts available for purchase. all funds going back into projects for the community. 

We're so proud of wainuiomata that we wear it on our hearts! wainuiomata is the valley with a whole lot of heart, and we've made t-shirts available for purchase. all funds going back into projects for the community. 

 this great design will become our 'Wainuiomata Welcome sign' on the Wainuiomata side of Wainuiomata hill. it's designed by local artist tamariki ferguson, and was chosen by the community through a public competition. It will be over 4m in high and the design includes carved pou.  It's an exciting and sigificant project which should be completed later in 2018. 

this great design will become our 'Wainuiomata Welcome sign' on the Wainuiomata side of Wainuiomata hill. it's designed by local artist tamariki ferguson, and was chosen by the community through a public competition. It will be over 4m in high and the design includes carved pou.

It's an exciting and sigificant project which should be completed later in 2018. 

 Having a hui about developments for the Wainuiomata welcome sign - Rikki (Carver), Linda (Competition Judge, Wainuiomata Marae Manager), Armani, Tamariki (designer & carver).

Having a hui about developments for the Wainuiomata welcome sign - Rikki (Carver), Linda (Competition Judge, Wainuiomata Marae Manager), Armani, Tamariki (designer & carver).

 Creating wainuiomata themed flags is a great way to celebrate our beautiful valley & amazing people.

Creating wainuiomata themed flags is a great way to celebrate our beautiful valley & amazing people.

 This flag shows the amazing waterslide at the wainuiomata summer pool. Slip & slide through native bush on a hot summer's day - you just can't beat it!

This flag shows the amazing waterslide at the wainuiomata summer pool. Slip & slide through native bush on a hot summer's day - you just can't beat it!

 We created a flyer to go out to all wainuiomata residents - close to 6000 homes! it includes an activities map showing the great things on offer in wainuiiomata, and also details what love wainuiomata is developing.

We created a flyer to go out to all wainuiomata residents - close to 6000 homes! it includes an activities map showing the great things on offer in wainuiiomata, and also details what love wainuiomata is developing.

 The Love Wainuiomata flyers which went out so locals could keep up-to-date.

The Love Wainuiomata flyers which went out so locals could keep up-to-date.

 wainuiomata has amazing activities from our hill top through to our coast. we created this activities guide & got it out to every home, as well as many businesses and tourism operators. This map is also in the Library entrance to assist locals & visitors to make the most of what's on offer.

wainuiomata has amazing activities from our hill top through to our coast. we created this activities guide & got it out to every home, as well as many businesses and tourism operators. This map is also in the Library entrance to assist locals & visitors to make the most of what's on offer.

 getting a basketball hoop up beside wainuiomata library has created a great space for kids, youth & families to have some active fun together.

getting a basketball hoop up beside wainuiomata library has created a great space for kids, youth & families to have some active fun together.

 Wainuiomata is a very welcoming community, so we got these table and bench sets into queen st so locals & visitors can stay and chat. It's make our town centre welcoming & is good for businesses too.

Wainuiomata is a very welcoming community, so we got these table and bench sets into queen st so locals & visitors can stay and chat. It's make our town centre welcoming & is good for businesses too.

 Bringing out bean bags everyday has helped create relaxing & social 'hot-spots' around queen st. it's all about bringing that home feeling to our shared spaces.

Bringing out bean bags everyday has helped create relaxing & social 'hot-spots' around queen st. it's all about bringing that home feeling to our shared spaces.

 we did a big photoshoot to capture the amazing variety & richness wainuiomata has to offer. These photos are being used to promote wainuiomata as a great place to live & visit.

we did a big photoshoot to capture the amazing variety & richness wainuiomata has to offer. These photos are being used to promote wainuiomata as a great place to live & visit.

 This flyer has been created for homebuyers so they can learn about the great offering of wainuiomata. they're actively used by local real estate agents.

This flyer has been created for homebuyers so they can learn about the great offering of wainuiomata. they're actively used by local real estate agents.

 Homebuyers get a snapshot of how great life is in wainuiomata.

Homebuyers get a snapshot of how great life is in wainuiomata.

 Check out the days + times. Come help for even just 1 hour!! It all adds up to make a big difference. Just come to queen st + get stuck in. Sun is design. mon is planning. tues-sat is making. sat 4pm is celebrating. have fun. make a difference.

Check out the days + times. Come help for even just 1 hour!! It all adds up to make a big difference. Just come to queen st + get stuck in. Sun is design. mon is planning. tues-sat is making. sat 4pm is celebrating. have fun. make a difference.

 wE CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN OUR TOWN CENTRE. wHAT WOULD YOU AND YOUR WHANAU LIKE TO SEE OR USE IN QUEEN ST. HAVE A THINK + SHARE YOUR IDEAS ON OUR fACEBOOK  OR TO LOVEWAINUIOMATA@GMAIL.COM

wE CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN OUR TOWN CENTRE. wHAT WOULD YOU AND YOUR WHANAU LIKE TO SEE OR USE IN QUEEN ST. HAVE A THINK + SHARE YOUR IDEAS ON OURfACEBOOK OR TO LOVEWAINUIOMATA@GMAIL.COM

Try the new #pukeatuachallenge - just walk, run or bike!

Have a go. Just walk, run or bike up Wainuiomata Hill and write up your time on the new Hill Top Leaderboard.

It's a great way to celebrate your efforts + encourage others to have a go.

 

King of the Hill 2016

It was another great King of the Hill for everyone from young to seniors. People walked, jogged and ran to the top of our beautiful hill, Pukeatua.

 Best Themed Team 2015 King of the Hill: Wainuiomata Hockey Team Getting into the spirit

Best Themed Team 2015 King of the Hill: Wainuiomata Hockey Team Getting into the spirit

 

In the News...

Opened Friday 9 September, come take in the beautiful view of our wonderful region.

 

"a subdivision hot spot"  Dominion Post Business 16 May 2016

Wayne Barton, Professionals Real Estate, confirmed in the article that there's:

“very strong interest in Wainuiomata properties from families and investors”

Wainuiomata’s new Parkway Rise subdivision could offer house packages in as little as three weeks. Wise St is currently being upgraded and its first stage subdivision is due to be finished in August.

This all fits with the Wainuiomata Development Plan to grow the great things about Wainuiomata.

Wainuiomata. Love the lifestyle. Love the people. Love the new housing opportunities for under $400K!

 

 Getting things going on Wainuiomata's Wise St subdivision are Mayor Ray Wallace, Deputy Mayor David Bassett + Councillor Margaret Willard. Image: Simon Edwards.   

Getting things going on Wainuiomata's Wise St subdivision are Mayor Ray Wallace, Deputy Mayor David Bassett + Councillor Margaret Willard. Image: Simon Edwards.

 

Making Stuff Happen. Now!

Love Wainuiomata + their new Make Stuff Happen Champion, Esther, are working on a range of projects including:

  • the Wainuiomata Welcome sign - we've got the winning design. Now we're working on getting it up. The current focus is on getting Totara for the Pou which will be over 6m each in length. Please contact us if you have leads for timber.
  • Town Centre - we all want a vibrant heart. Now we're working with individuals, groups and businesses to do placemaking projects for everyone to enjoy. The Queen St 7-Day Makeover is starting Sun 25 Sept 2016.
  • Leaderboard - we love our hill. Now it's time to celebrate your walk, run or bike to the top with #pukeatuachallenge The Hill Top Leaderboard is up - all you need to do is time how long it takes to walk, run or bike to the top then write it up on the Leaderboard. Challenge yourself, your friends + your family.

There's lots of ways to get involved + lots of opportunities to make a difference.  Chat with Esther to find out more.

 

Place: it's a feeling not a location.

Wainuiomata - our beautiful home and a great destination enjoyed by 180 000 visitors each year.  The feedback is that all of us want to make the most of Wainuiomata.

So on Monday 2 May 6-8pm we had a public session with the fantastic Placemaking guru: David Engwitch

David was already in NZ working with the Marton community to transform their town and we invited him to share his experiences. It was a fun and inspiring talk that let us see how effective David's 7 Day Makeover process is at engaging people to create spaces they love.

Now we're doing our own 7-Day Makeover here in Queen St Sun 25 Sept - Sat 1 Oct 2016.

Project for Public Spaces describes David as:

"one of the world’s most inventive thinkers and writers on creating vibrant public spaces"

Wainuiomata's Vision for Our Future

Waininuiomata adds a lot to our Wellington region. We have a great lifestyle that's affordable. We've got stunning scenery and lots of recreation and sport. Plus we're just a short train or car ride from our Lower Hutt CDB and capital city.  Let's capture this energy and grow.

Our goal? It's more of a feeling...


Join the conversation

Share what you love about Wainuiomata - then tell us how you can make it even better. Bring your ideas, questions and suggestions. Be inspired by what's happening now and get involved. It's a great place to make things happen.


What's happening now?

Get onboard with what's happening now or start up your own initiative.

We've got connections and opportunities. Have a chat with our Love Wainuiomata team 020 411 69759. Together let's keep growing Wainuiomata.