South Wairarapa District, Featherston

43 days ago

All eyes on the tiny house

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Tiny house builders have had a surge in interest during the lockdown, some from families that are 'herding'

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36 days ago

Luxury Care Suites at Elderslea

Oceania Healthcare

We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate … View more
We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home, including a cosy living area, stylish kitchenette and modern ensuite.

Give us a call to see how we can help.

Elderslea is located at 29 Redwood Street, Upper Hutt.
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38 days ago

What does level 3 look like on Neighbourly?

Rob Neighbourly Lead from Carterton District

Tomorrow the Government may decide when we can move from level 4 down to level 3. It's not a done deal yet. The Prime Minister has described how things will change and the covid19 website is updated. covid19.govt.nz...

I asked myself what changes should I expect to see within the Neighbourly … View more
Tomorrow the Government may decide when we can move from level 4 down to level 3. It's not a done deal yet. The Prime Minister has described how things will change and the covid19 website is updated. covid19.govt.nz...

I asked myself what changes should I expect to see within the Neighbourly online community. I listened to the Prime Minister's brief and I've read the guidance from MBIE. As far as I can tell, nothing may change on Neighbourly at all.

"People must stay within their immediate household bubble, but can extend this to reconnect with close family/whānau, or bring in caregivers, or support isolated people. This extended bubble should remain exclusive."

In particular, we still won't be able to exchange things between bubbles. So I expect the Neighbourly Market will remain closed. This will be a frustration for many who are expecting to "come out of lockdown".

So maybe the thing that changes on Neighbourly is we all become a little more kind. I little more tollerant. A little more understanding that we're all feeling frustrated. Maybe we'll see that reflected in posts and replies. Here's hoping.

Take care. Be kind.

37 days ago

Trust easing the rent pain with rent freeze

Piers Fuller Reporter from News of Wairarapa

In response to the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 lockdown Trust House has put a freeze on planned rent increases and introduced other additional support for tenants.
With 483 rental properties in Wairarapa and Tararua, Trust House is one of the largest community housing providers in … View more
In response to the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 lockdown Trust House has put a freeze on planned rent increases and introduced other additional support for tenants.
With 483 rental properties in Wairarapa and Tararua, Trust House is one of the largest community housing providers in New Zealand.
Trust House chief executive Allan Pollard says rent increases of on average between $20 – $25 had been planned to take effect from the end of March.
“It became clear that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures to combat it were going to hurt people financially, so we acted pretty much straight away and put them on hold,” Mr Pollard says.
The March rent increases, that were signalled in December last year, only related to tenants who are not on an Income Related Rent Subsidy. The rents that Trust House charge remain among the lowest in New Zealand, according to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment data.
Mr Pollard says the organisation is very conscious that a number of their tenants will be doing it “really tough” during this time of tremendous uncertainty.
“We have been phoning all of our tenants weekly to make sure that they are okay and have everything they need.”
As an essential service Trust House has kept its Rental Housing office on Queen Street in Masterton open Monday to Friday, 10am – 1pm, to be available to tenants who require further support.

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37 days ago

Government announcement 4pm

Rob Neighbourly Lead from Carterton District

While we wait for the Government announcement this afternoon, please remember what is at stake.

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38 days ago

Missing cat

Marie from Carterton District

Hi ,has anyone found my kitten.she jumped out of the car in the middle of moving.she is completely black with a little white highlights on her side.and her tail looks a bit funny on the tip because she sucks it..she is only about 4/5 months old.jumped out in Cole street,masterton. So..if anyone in … View moreHi ,has anyone found my kitten.she jumped out of the car in the middle of moving.she is completely black with a little white highlights on her side.and her tail looks a bit funny on the tip because she sucks it..she is only about 4/5 months old.jumped out in Cole street,masterton. So..if anyone in that area has her or has seen her...please let me know.
Thanks

37 days ago

Grab yourself a cuppa...

Toastmasters

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an … View more
Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an educational programme that promotes these competencies, and also teaches effective listening, thinking on your feet, leadership skills, and giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Amid lockdown, many of New Zealand’s Toastmasters clubs have transitioned to holding their regular meetings online to allow the continuation of personal and professional development while providing social interaction.

To find a meeting near you, visit http://www.toastmasters.org.nz/find_your_voice
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42 days ago

Has your surgery been delayed due to coronavirus?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Director general of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says thousands of people have had to have their elective surgeries cancelled to make room for the Covid-19 pandemic. Have you had a surgery delayed to free up the health system? Share your story below or email bridie.witton@stuff.co.nz

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38 days ago

We will remember them

Rob Neighbourly Lead from Carterton District

Wairarapa Girl Guides cleaning the memorials of fallen soldiers earlier this year.

How will you remember them this ANZAC Day?

WOII William Jack Pringle known as Jack. Was wounded on 6 January 1944 and later died of those wounds on 31 Jul 1944. This is what Jack's unit was up to on the day … View more
Wairarapa Girl Guides cleaning the memorials of fallen soldiers earlier this year.

How will you remember them this ANZAC Day?

WOII William Jack Pringle known as Jack. Was wounded on 6 January 1944 and later died of those wounds on 31 Jul 1944. This is what Jack's unit was up to on the day he was wounded.

"The fortnight in the line on and behind ‘Jittery Ridge’ was a far from happy time. Weather and ground conditions and, at first, lack of suitable equipment for these conditions made life in the forward area physically tougher than the infantry had experienced before. Equipped with snow capes and other white clothing necessary for night patrolling, the enemy took the initiative and, about 2.45 a.m. on 6 January, taught 18 Platoon a sharp lesson. It was snowing, but sentries kept watch on the house in which the remainder of the platoon slept. Sergeant Johnston and another picket kept watch at the front of the house nearest the enemy and a sentry mounted guard at the back door. Suddenly, out of the snow, an enemy raiding party approached the back door. They shot and wounded the sentry, who had apparently put down his tommy gun for a minute in order to beat life back into his chilled hands. Taking the sentry prisoner, they flung open the door and tossed in a couple of grenades, which wounded three men sleeping on the floor. Johnston and his associate doubled round from the front of the house, opened fire on the retreating enemy and appeared to wound two. The whole incident was all over in less than two minutes but the enemy had scored points."

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39 days ago

Theft

Greg from Carterton District

What’s up with all the theft in Carterton/ park road area ?

38 days ago

We will remember them

Rob Neighbourly Lead from Carterton District

ANZAC Day is looking likely to be a private affair this year. There are several people I will be remembering. The first is my great uncle Frank, Grandma's brother.

Who will you be remembering?

24 Battalion - El Alamein - 23/24 October 1942
"On the right A Company, under Captain Aked, … View more
ANZAC Day is looking likely to be a private affair this year. There are several people I will be remembering. The first is my great uncle Frank, Grandma's brother.

Who will you be remembering?

24 Battalion - El Alamein - 23/24 October 1942
"On the right A Company, under Captain Aked, maintaining its correct direction, reached the objective with no great loss or difficulty, and advanced 200 yards beyond to clear up an enemy strongpoint. Lance-Sergeant Marshall12 was wounded early in the attack, but carried on to take command of 7 Platoon when its commander, Second-Lieutenant Butler,13 was also hit. Having led his men through the minefield, he was wounded a second time, and was eventually found sitting on the ground but still covering a small party of enemy prisoners in spite of his exhaustion. He was awarded the DCM."

24 Battalion - Italy - 24 September 1944
"Here, however, a strong point of resistance came into action on the left flank, and Howden decided to await the arrival of supporting tanks. The armour came up three-quarters of an hour later, enabling the infantry to push on to within 200 yards of the Bordonchio lateral road.

Sergeant-Major Marshall, DCM, was killed by shell splinters soon after C Company left the start line. Later the advancing troops came upon a disabled Tiger tank being towed away by another tank. A third tank was heard approaching, but this was allowed to go by in the hope that it might be dealt with by our supporting armour. The advance continued and, having arrived close to their objective at 4.30 a.m., Stuart's men dug in on A Company's left."

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41 days ago

How are the footpaths in your neighbourhood?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There has been a leap in complaints about dog poop on Wellington pavements as lockdown takes an unexpected and unhygienic turn. The problem is so bad in Broadmeadows they've stopped counting Teddy bears and started counting bare turds. It's led to a raft of posts from community groups in… View moreThere has been a leap in complaints about dog poop on Wellington pavements as lockdown takes an unexpected and unhygienic turn. The problem is so bad in Broadmeadows they've stopped counting Teddy bears and started counting bare turds. It's led to a raft of posts from community groups in Wellington and Porirua, pointing out footpaths are becoming a minefield. What's your neighbourhood like?

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48 days ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Wellington District Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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40 days ago

Thanks to the 'rugby angels'

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

When Meals on Wheels in Porirua lost drivers due to the lockdown, a former All Black and a handful of players from Porirua's Northern United rugby club stepped in to the breach. Now, the 'rugby angels' are delivering meals daily in Tawa and Porirua. What other angels do you know who … View moreWhen Meals on Wheels in Porirua lost drivers due to the lockdown, a former All Black and a handful of players from Porirua's Northern United rugby club stepped in to the breach. Now, the 'rugby angels' are delivering meals daily in Tawa and Porirua. What other angels do you know who have stepped up in these tough times?

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39 days ago

Masterton Toastmasters Meetings

Pam Paterson from Masterton Toastmsters

Join Masterton Toastmasters online ZOOM meetings while lockdown is on! The next meeting is Tuesday 28th April. May meetings are the 12th & 26th May. After lockdown meetings are held every second Tuesday at the Salvation Army Room, 210 High Street , Carterton at 7.30pm. This is a service … View moreJoin Masterton Toastmasters online ZOOM meetings while lockdown is on! The next meeting is Tuesday 28th April. May meetings are the 12th & 26th May. After lockdown meetings are held every second Tuesday at the Salvation Army Room, 210 High Street , Carterton at 7.30pm. This is a service group that you can join to develop speaking, listening and communication skills in a supportive friendly environment. Go to Masterton Face book to find out more or contact Pam 027 66 99 666

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