Welcome to Stokes Valley News Online
- July 2002

Stokes Valley News Online is brought to you on the first of every month by WPS, a publishing company with an interest in local community affairs, as well as local community newspapers.

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July's stories and other features are all linked to from the navigation frame on the left. Simply click the story of your choice to move from one to another.

This Month!

This month we bring you the following news and features:

Stokes Valley News in Brief
Kiwibank Comes to Stokes Valley, Community Centre AGM, SV Rotary has a New President, Entrance Beautification, Scott Court Dental, Wagon Rd Steps Upgrade, Unsightly Clothing Bins. Here are a few smaller stories. They're important enough, but didn't have sufficient detail to warrant a page all of their own.
Stokes Valley History Part 7
We continue with the seventh in our series of short articles on the history of Stokes Valley. This month we get to know a little about some of Stokes Valley's earliest residents and families.
St Michael's Jubilee
St Michaels Parish and School, Taita, Lower Hutt is celebrating its 50th birthday! Labour weekend (Oct 25,26,27) 2002. If you were in the class of '52 you might want to check out our photo!
Tennis News
We bring you the Club Captain's Report 2002
Election Candidate Profiles
Please click the candidate of your choice to view their election profile.
Stokes Valley Crime Report
Community Constable Keith Wright updates us on the latest crime figures for Stokes Valley.
Hutt Bus Review Attracts 1500 Submissions
The first review of bus services in the Hutt Valley in over a decade has so far attracted about 1500 submissions, says the Wellington Regional Council...
Mini-Golf Anyone?
Tucked away in the sheltered corner of Avalon Park are 18 fun filled holes of mini-golf.
Northern Ward Committee Meeting Review
Notes from the Northern Ward Committee Meeting held 24 June at the Stokes Valley Community House
New World Food Safety Audit
This month we are pleased to report that New World Supermarket has passed their Food Safety Audit and have full Health Department approval.
Hutt Annual Plan 2002
Christopher Paul writes... Hutt City has recently been through the formal processes of consultation that come up every year to spend about $80,000,000 of our rates money...
Local Boy Keeps Winning in Dating Game
Last month we brought you the story about local boy Brendan Ritchie who put his name forward for the radio station dating game arranged by The Edge. This month we report that he's doing pretty well...

Our Comments section includes the following:

View from the Terris
Business Seminar a Resounding Success
Hon. Paul Swain
The Hon. Paul Swain M.P. provides comment from Labour's perspective on a number of political issues.
Cr Julie Engelbretsen
Cr Julie Engelbretsen writes about her local council activities
Rev Heather Macdonald
Rev Heather Macdonald of St Philips Anglican Church provides spiritual comment.
Letters to the Editor
See what others have had to say. There have been quite a few this month. Use the online form to write a letter yourself.

Our Other Regular Features include:

Use this section to sell your items in Stokes Valley. It's free! Click the link in the banner bar above for the Submit Classifieds online form (disabled in archive).
Stokes Valley Weather
We are grateful to Derek Chapman of Stokes Valley for providing us with up-to-the-minute weather reports and forecasts.
Stokes Valley Library Report
Coralie Walton provides recent news from the Stokes Valley Library.
Check our up and coming events! Use the online form to submit publicity about your event - ideal for sports clubs and charities.
Business Directory
An online collection of Stokes Valley business addresses and phone numbers. New this month is an Online Business Page for Leaders Real Estate.
Community Information
An online collection of Community Information, including schools, clubs, health services and more
Stokes Valley Pictorial
A small section of Stokes Valley images - We'd be interested in receiving your special photos for publication. We make every effort to update this section each month.
Stokes Valley Links
A small selection of links to other sites of interest to Stokes Valley residents. We're open for suggestions for inclusion.
SVN Archives
Each issue of Stokes Valley News Online will be archived here.

So that's it for this month. Once again we hope you will enjoy Stokes Valley News Online and we look forward to receiving your comments or suggestions.