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Heartland - Wainuiomata

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1994

The show outraged residents who said it made the area look like the 'slum of the Hutt Valley', and Pencarrow MP Trevor Mallard lodged a formal complaint that it breached the Broadcasting Act's good taste and balance provisions.
– Dominion article on reaction to this episode, November 1994
I think we're probably one of the only communities in New Zealand that can actually say we can define our boundaries, because our fences are these hills.
– Wainuiomata Rugby League Club coach Alec Gage
It reminds me of a New Zealand version of Coronation Street — it's so friendly aye.
– Local mother Debbie Cairns on Wainuiomata's charm
The people in Lower Hutt boycotted us. We just about had to beg for trucks to come over. It was a small form of blackmail. They wouldn't come over just to feed a couple of houses, you know ... you were really isolated.
– Retired builder Ray Mustard, on the difficulties of getting housing supplies over the hill in the old days
Here's a cup of tea in a teddy bear cup. You can eat all the cake if you like.
– Chloe serves presenter Gary McCormick some snacks
We do the same what we do yesterday — we're going to do it again, we do it each day ... Everyday we read books. I know some of them, I've been taking them home and I know them.
– Schoolgirl Shanelle Cairns, after Gary McCormick asks what she is going to do at school today