Fairfield, Lower Hutt

19 hours ago

Have you resorted to cutting your own hair?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

For many New Zealanders, there's never been a better time to give themselves DIY bangs, a drunken bowl cut or partial shave of the head.
But worried stylists across the country are preparing for the hair-pocalypse when salons reopen. Have you resorted to cutting your own hair? How did it go?

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19 hours ago

Shopping safely at the supermarket

The team from Hutt City Council

If you’re healthy and under 70, you should go to the supermarket instead of shopping online. This will leave delivery slots free for the people who need them most.

• Send one person from your household to do the shop
• Come with a list so you can shop fast
• Keep 2 meters away from others
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If you’re healthy and under 70, you should go to the supermarket instead of shopping online. This will leave delivery slots free for the people who need them most.

• Send one person from your household to do the shop
• Come with a list so you can shop fast
• Keep 2 meters away from others
• Use contactless payment, not cash
• Wash your hands when you get home
• Be kind!

Supermarkets and other essential businesses will be closed on Good Friday but open on Easter Sunday. Let's give our essential workers a nice break to say thanks for all the hard work they're doing.

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2 hours ago

Birthday car parade Sunday 5/4/2020 Normandale

Sandra from Normandale

Sunday morning walking my own Normandale bubble, [talking at distance to neighbours] when suddenly from upper Normandale Road, a parade of 4-6 cars with balloons, ferns, kids, dogs plus a flash red top down sport car full of 4 mature ladies in dressup, drove past stopping to say hi and that its a … View moreSunday morning walking my own Normandale bubble, [talking at distance to neighbours] when suddenly from upper Normandale Road, a parade of 4-6 cars with balloons, ferns, kids, dogs plus a flash red top down sport car full of 4 mature ladies in dressup, drove past stopping to say hi and that its a BIRTHDAY banner flashed to prove their intentions.
We yelled back your breaking rules and laughing the red sports car drove on up Cottle Park Drive.
This was well organised, and the 4 in the sport car did NOT look as if they were from ONE BUBBLE.

Am still angry but didnt take number plates.

1 day ago

Black cat Kovu has been FOUND!!!

Darlene from Waiwhetu

Thank you to everyone who helped me to find my cat. You have probably seen posters around or received a flier.
He was found today after 2 months!!! Thank you so much everyone ❤️

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9 hours ago

*Win* a $50 Prezzy Card

The Team from Readers Tours

We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

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We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

Visit www.readerstours.co.nz and spend a few minutes browsing our website. Think about the pages you would visit and the information you would like to see in order to book your next adventure! When you are ready, click here to complete our questionnaire.

Thank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Ts&Cs apply.
Take our questionnaire

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17 hours ago
1 day ago

Flutracking

The team from Hutt City Council

A simple way you can help out with the response to COVID-19 is to sign up for Flutracking!

You'll get a weekly survey via email asking about any symptoms of flu or COVID-19 that you may have experienced in the previous 7 days. It's quick, it's easy, and it really helps.

Visit … View more
A simple way you can help out with the response to COVID-19 is to sign up for Flutracking!

You'll get a weekly survey via email asking about any symptoms of flu or COVID-19 that you may have experienced in the previous 7 days. It's quick, it's easy, and it really helps.

Visit info.flutracking.net... to sign up.

1 day ago

Budget not stretching the week?

Sharon Neighbourly Lead from Petone

If there are anyone who need food the number to call is (04) 5700273 this is for Salvation Army. I know there are families struggling and with the Petone food distribution closed this is another way to get free fruit, veges and bread so do call.

5 days ago

How is your pet reacting to you being around all the time?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Coco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are… View moreCoco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are your pets coping?

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1 day ago

It's back! 15 Minutes of Fame with Samantha Gadd

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

The Wellington mum and businesswoman talks caravan holidays, stress eating, and "clean green" New Zealand.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read and join in on.

We have a list of 100 questions; you … View more
The Wellington mum and businesswoman talks caravan holidays, stress eating, and "clean green" New Zealand.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read and join in on.

We have a list of 100 questions; you pick 10, at random, and give us your answers. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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1 day ago

Meet our new (furry) friends - Pet Direct!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most … View more
We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most importantly right now, they're still delivering all your essential items during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Pet Direct team do things differently; firstly they ALL have pets of their own. They also personally hand-pick every product they stock; they have over 5,000 items that have been tried and tested (but mostly eaten). They ship daily, from their Auckland-based warehouse, straight to your doorstep (with free delivery over $29), and offer a best price guarantee.

Neighbours - our pets remain a constant source of love and comfort during unsettling times. So show them (and the team at Pet Direct) how special they are. To say thanks for the support (and for being a good neighbour during this tough time), they're offering you 10% off their already awesome prices. Just use the code NEIGHBOURLY10 at checkout.
Start shopping now

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8 days ago

Tell us the story behind your bear

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark … View moreWe're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP).

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7 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave… View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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3 days ago

unwanted cold calls

Jenny from Naenae

had a call from a Jehovah's Witness today, wanting to quote scriptures, do hope this is not going to become the norm, no salespersons religious or otherwise please.

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1 day ago

Missing dog!!!

Bruna from Normandale

***LOOKING FOR SIGHTINGS OF MOE***

Moe has been missing on the Trig walkway since the afternoon of 01/04/20, when he got a frightened by someone mountain biking on the walking track.
TODAY we have had 2 sightings of Moe, 1st sighting was @ 6:30am Pohutukawa Drive, and the 2nd sighting was @ 8am … View more
***LOOKING FOR SIGHTINGS OF MOE***

Moe has been missing on the Trig walkway since the afternoon of 01/04/20, when he got a frightened by someone mountain biking on the walking track.
TODAY we have had 2 sightings of Moe, 1st sighting was @ 6:30am Pohutukawa Drive, and the 2nd sighting was @ 8am coming out if Vincent Drive onto Queen drive heading west.
Have you seen Moe today??
He is microchiped and registered.
IF YOU SEE HIM PLEASE DON'T CALL TO HIM OR TRY TO CATCH/CHASE HIM PLEASE CALL 027 298 2202 ASAP PLEASE

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1 day ago

It's always OK to ask for help

The team from Hutt City Council

Family violence and sexual violence services are essential and will remain available throughout the lockdown period.

It is okay to ask for help if you or someone else is in danger. If you think someone could be harmed or may harm themselves, call 111 even if you’re not sure.

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