Manor Park, Lower Hutt

1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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8 hours ago

Gardening and landscaping

Claire from Taita

Hi,

I am wanting to get some old weedmat pulled up and removed and some garden boxing fixed would u be best to get a landscaper to do this or would gardeners or hire a hubby do this?

Does anyone have any recommendations of companies? Hopefully max budget $5000

1 day 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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7 hours ago

Don't have an existing support network (neighbour, nearby friends and family) and need essentials like food and medicine?

Grace from Hutt City Council

Call our helpline on 0800 141 967 and you'll be directed to our welfare support team who'll be ready to help. This contact centre is available 7am-7pm everyday. Please hold the line, it may ring or be silent for a while, this is normal.

If you have difficulty with the helpline or need … View more
Call our helpline on 0800 141 967 and you'll be directed to our welfare support team who'll be ready to help. This contact centre is available 7am-7pm everyday. Please hold the line, it may ring or be silent for a while, this is normal.

If you have difficulty with the helpline or need assistance out of hours, you can request a callback, link below.

If you know someone who may need support in your area, please reach out to check in on them. We're all in this together.

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4 days ago

Artisian WATER Petone, Lower Hutt etc.

Nina from Pinehaven

I don't see any reasonable reason WHY the council closed our precious water supply and now we have even to buy water. Has anybody the same experience and has some ideas how to deal with the council.

21 hours ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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1 day ago

Look our for others

The Team from Wellington District Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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2 days ago

Covid19 Testing Station - Elderslea

Donna from Trentham

Hi all,

Hope all is well in your "bubbles" :)

There's a testing station for Covid19 located in the front carpark of Riverstones Church at 713 Fergusson Drive.

My understanding is you must have been referred by your GP to be tested and I'm sure there's other criteria but … View more
Hi all,

Hope all is well in your "bubbles" :)

There's a testing station for Covid19 located in the front carpark of Riverstones Church at 713 Fergusson Drive.

My understanding is you must have been referred by your GP to be tested and I'm sure there's other criteria but hey we got a test station!!

Anyhoo, be safe, Kia Kaha.

Cheers, D.

1 day ago

Online Sleep Presentation - Questions?

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

Dr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre (Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and its relationship to health and wellbeing. She is joining Age Concern Wellington to record a short online presentation, giving an overview of sleep, common … View moreDr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre (Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and its relationship to health and wellbeing. She is joining Age Concern Wellington to record a short online presentation, giving an overview of sleep, common disruptions and some tips for looking after sleep during the pandemic.

This presentation will be tailored to answer questions!


Please comment below or email any questions on this topic before the 15th of April to r.gibson@massey.ac.nz

Age concern online preso final.pdf Download View

1 day ago

Easter weekend is almost here, and we know it's going to be very different from what we're used to.

Grace from Hutt City Council

The good news is that Alert Level 4 seems to be working, so it's important that we stick to the rules, even over Easter. That means staying home and local, no visiting the bach or breaking your bubbles.

Supermarkets and other essential businesses will be closed on Good Friday, but they will … View more
The good news is that Alert Level 4 seems to be working, so it's important that we stick to the rules, even over Easter. That means staying home and local, no visiting the bach or breaking your bubbles.

Supermarkets and other essential businesses will be closed on Good Friday, but they will be open on Easter Sunday, so there’s no need to panic buy. If you’re heading to the supermarket to get essential supplies, go with a list so you can shop fast. And remember to keep two metres away from others, and wash your hands when you get home.

We can do this Lower Hutt, let's stick together, support each other and get through.

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1 day ago

Appreciation post

The Team from Wellington District Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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1 day ago

Happy Easter!

The Team from Wellington Water

It may not feel like a normal long weekend, but we want to wish you all a Happy Easter! 🐰🥚
We continue to have crews working over the long weekend, delivering essential services to the communities of the Wellington region - ensuring we have clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment … View more
It may not feel like a normal long weekend, but we want to wish you all a Happy Easter! 🐰🥚
We continue to have crews working over the long weekend, delivering essential services to the communities of the Wellington region - ensuring we have clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment 💧💙

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4 days 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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2 days ago

How can I help look after others?

Grace from Hutt City Council

Unless you are an essential worker, the best way you can help others is by staying home and helping people from there.
Kindness is an incredibly powerful way to show you are united against COVID-19. You can make a huge difference by talking to people over the phone or online:

- Checking in on … View more
Unless you are an essential worker, the best way you can help others is by staying home and helping people from there.
Kindness is an incredibly powerful way to show you are united against COVID-19. You can make a huge difference by talking to people over the phone or online:

- Checking in on older relatives or vulnerable people to make sure they have everything they need.

- Talking to friends, whānau and neighbours over the phone to see how they are and if they need support.

These kinds of connections and offers of help will go a long way to getting others through COVID-19.

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3 days ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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