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Wainuiomata: On the other side

Thursday 30th October 2014

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.

READ producer Jamie Tahana's impressions of Wainuiomata: Meeting the Wainui whanau.

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Alexander Robertson is a freelance videographer and photographer. Currently based in Wellington, he originally hails from a town he affectionately calls "Palmy-dise".
Jamie Tahana is a reporter for Radio New Zealand News and the South Pacific service Radio New Zealand International.
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