The moment the nation was introduced to Chloe of Wainuiomata.
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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