Naenae: A lick of fresh paint

The Naenae shopping centre is looking great following the Big Splash Naenae Paintathon held today when locals picked up their brushes to add more shine to the Cambridge Terrace side of the Naenae shopping centre.

Local personality Billy Graham was to the for again, the atmosphere was fantastic, and in the video below you can see Billy in his whites contributing on the scaffold.

Thanks must go Hutt City Council’s retail coordinator Joanna van Walraven, Resene local paint manufacturer who generously supplied paint and Brian Ross who supply painting equipment.

Don’t forget to visit Billys event at the Naenae Community Hall tomorrow night starting at 5pm “How to punch above your weight”.

A great community effort everyone, and it looks great as the video shows.

Lower Hutt: Local firm Resene Paints wins $1million business grant

What with all the negative business news around at present in the Hutt Valley it is good to hear that local company Resene Paints has won a $1 million grant from Industrial Research Ltd. In the interview below from TVNZ Business this morning Managing Director Nick Nightingale explains the purpose of their research in finding a renewable resin for use in paints and how this came around after having a “bloody good look”.

More on the background of this story here