Petone, Lower Hutt

9 days ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!

For a … View more
Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!

For a reasonable estimate, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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9 days ago

Are you ready to get Upcycling?

Resene

The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose … View more
The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose altogether, or just to give it an ‘extreme makeover'. Consider using the school holidays to get Upcycling with the smaller members of your household - or use the next rainy day to drag out the paint and your creativity!

In the meantime, check out some of the creative cookies from last year.
Pick your paints

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9 days ago

What's On: TurnAround 2020 (21/7 to 2/8)

David from Normandale

Guild of Woodworkers Wellington exhibition 10am - 4pm. Also activity weekend on 25th - 26th July to see expert craftspeople in action. Items will also be for sale.
TurnAround 2020 (21/7 to 2/8)
  • Odlin Art Gallery Hutt Art Society
10 days ago

On the frontline

The Team from Wellington Water

Rain or shine, our frontline crews are out there working. It’s all part of providing an essential service.
Here we have Water Serviceperson Whare in Ngaio at work on a leaking main. It’s hard to make him out under all that gear but to be fair, it was pretty wet and cold.
So to all our crews … View more
Rain or shine, our frontline crews are out there working. It’s all part of providing an essential service.
Here we have Water Serviceperson Whare in Ngaio at work on a leaking main. It’s hard to make him out under all that gear but to be fair, it was pretty wet and cold.
So to all our crews working on the frontline this winter, every day, in all kinds of weather, thanks for your hard work to keep our three waters flowing, our drinking water, stormwater and wastewater (including hot showers!). Your work is appreciated.

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13 days ago

Motueka: New Zealand’s small-town doughnut capital

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

If you’re hungry, please step away from your phone or monitor. Would you try this cheeseburger doughnut? Read more about the small NZ team with some big doughnut dreams below.

10 days ago

Tree work

Mary Cameron from Beaver Tree Service

No job is too big or too small for Beaver Tree Service.
You can be assured that every job will be approached with the same experience, skill and dedication to ensure the best result.
Call us now 0800 423 283 for a free quote.
Pictured: Mary Cameron and Bryce Robb, Beaver Tree Service.

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10 days ago

What's On: Hutt Calligraphers Club

Jenny from Hutt Central

Please delete original notice and use updated one which refers to correct venue, Feb - Nov and advises email address for further information.
Hutt Calligraphers Club
  • Petone Service Centre Meeting Room
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10 days ago

Cooked food

Bhartiben from Harbour View

If it is looking as though you may not have a cooked meal tonight can you please message me.

10 days ago

Has Covid-19 affected whether you send your kid to school when sick?

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours, how has Covid-19 affected you when it comes to sending your child to school? Are you more likely to keep them home if they have mild cold symptoms? What guidance have you been given when it comes to keeping your child home?

(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not … View more
Hi neighbours, how has Covid-19 affected you when it comes to sending your child to school? Are you more likely to keep them home if they have mild cold symptoms? What guidance have you been given when it comes to keeping your child home?

(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your comments used on Stuff)

10 days ago

How Curtain Linings Work

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hutt City

Windows play a major role in controlling the temperature within a home. During winter it is easy to lose heat, and in summer it is easy to overheat a home if windows are not appropriately covered. Lining is a cost-effective addition to help protect your curtain fabric, while providing some added … View moreWindows play a major role in controlling the temperature within a home. During winter it is easy to lose heat, and in summer it is easy to overheat a home if windows are not appropriately covered. Lining is a cost-effective addition to help protect your curtain fabric, while providing some added insulation for the home, reducing window heat loss by 40-60% when closed. Working all year round, lined drapery is an important tool in creating a thermal insulation barrier. Lined curtains have an added lining layer on the back of the curtain which can be attached to the curtain or can be hung on a separate track behind the curtain.


Linings help your window furnishings last longer: With a good quality lining, your chosen curtain fabric is shielded from the harsh UV rays of the sun, preventing your fabric from fading.


Linings provide added privacy: A lot of fabrics are only somewhat private, especially at night. Adding a lining to your window furnishings will increase the opacity of the treatment, ensuring complete privacy.


Linings provide increased insulation: Insulated linings trap air in and between the layers of fabric, preventing the heat in your homes escaping out the windows, and offering significant savings on your energy bill.


Linings can provide light control: Ideal for bedrooms and media rooms, block-out linings allows you to block light coming through a window and keep your rooms dark in the middle of the day.

Linings improve the appearance of window furnishings: The colours of your chosen fabric can appear richer when a lining is placed behind them. Without a lining, sunlight coming through a fabric can make the colours appear washed out during the day.



Call us or your local Curtain makers to discuss adding a lining to your current curtains.

11 days ago

Have you picked up a copy of our July issue yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Well, don't wait too long! This issue is packed with good reads and amazing offers from our friends and partners. We take a close look at urban farmer Freeman Farms, and visit an Auckland coastal garden that the owner waited three long decades to create as well as a Dunedin garden where … View moreWell, don't wait too long! This issue is packed with good reads and amazing offers from our friends and partners. We take a close look at urban farmer Freeman Farms, and visit an Auckland coastal garden that the owner waited three long decades to create as well as a Dunedin garden where they’ve grown flowers for nearly 50 years. We're still on the hunt for our Houseplant Hero, thanks to our friends at Yates and Kings Plant Barn. Nominations are now open for our 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year too! There’s a feature on walnut growers in NZ, highlights of new roses coming out this year and of course, details on how to get yourself $20 worth of free bulbs from NZ Bulbs.

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11 days ago

Petone property snapped up for $800,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A property on Queen Street in Petone has sold for $800,000.

At 90sqm, it is smaller than most homes in Petone, where the median house is 120sqm.

The home at No. 48 was sold on May 18, 2020. It has three-bedrooms and one bathroom. Its capital valuation is $700,000, compared with the median CV in … View more
A property on Queen Street in Petone has sold for $800,000.

At 90sqm, it is smaller than most homes in Petone, where the median house is 120sqm.

The home at No. 48 was sold on May 18, 2020. It has three-bedrooms and one bathroom. Its capital valuation is $700,000, compared with the median CV in Petone of $740,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

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