Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

23 days ago

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Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we prune raspberries and brambles. It’s time to get garlic in the ground, grow broad beans (even if you loathe them), raise native trees and shrubs from seed, propagate shrubs by layering and sow onions direct or in trays.

Plus Hilton Carter’s guide to pets vs indoor … View more
In this week’s issue we prune raspberries and brambles. It’s time to get garlic in the ground, grow broad beans (even if you loathe them), raise native trees and shrubs from seed, propagate shrubs by layering and sow onions direct or in trays.

Plus Hilton Carter’s guide to pets vs indoor plants from his book Wild Interiors. Enter NZ Gardener’s Houseplant Heroes competition and be in to win Vegan Fertiliser from Yates and NZ Gardener’s Pruning Made Easy.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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24 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Waikanae Beach Four Square!

Prospa

Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for … View more
Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Tran operates Four Square Waikanae Beach and is hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeeper” by his customers. Now Tran has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Tran is a proud winner of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quotes - "Quoc Tan of Waikanae Beach Kapiti coast.
An exceptional guy who has worked very hard (& his wife too) since arriving in NZ from Vietnam. They operate a hugely friendly & now smartly updated Four Square superette. A very necessary & important store at Waikanae Beach."

"Quoc and his family are an integral part of our community"

"Quoc Tan - he represents all that embodies the very core of the reason NZ is proud to call itself an all-embracing, multi-cultural melting pot"
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25 days ago

Two women in Wellington test positive for Covid-19

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Two women who have broken New Zealand's Covid-free status are now self-isolating in the Hutt Valley - and it's hoped that won't affect confidence in Wellington.

The two women, one in her 30s and one in her 40s, arrived in Auckland from the UK on June 7, before they were granted an … View more
Two women who have broken New Zealand's Covid-free status are now self-isolating in the Hutt Valley - and it's hoped that won't affect confidence in Wellington.

The two women, one in her 30s and one in her 40s, arrived in Auckland from the UK on June 7, before they were granted an exemption to leave quarantine on June 13 and drive themselves to Wellington following the death of a family member.

The pair tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the capital. One of the women has been experiencing symptoms, while the other was symptom-free.

To read more, click here.

Are you worried about a renewed risk of Covid-19 in the community?

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25 days ago

Essentials.

Jane from Naenae

Hi neighbours.These boxes have arrived n ready to be piked up.1 box per person.please come to the door n some one will serve you Fifs.No Holds sori. 19boxes to get rid of.nga mihi whanau.

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25 days ago

Covid again

Alanna from Wainuiomata

I cant believe anyone believes the women didn't stop during drive from Auckland to Wellington. Ive driven that distance no way can u drive that far without toilet breaks .... i call bulls.... how the heck could this be allowed.

25 days ago

Nominations for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards are now open!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders … View more
Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders and rising stars to bigger and better things.

Head to www.womenofinfluence.co.nz... more information

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26 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

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26 days ago

Have you survived a life shock?

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is exploring what it means to be resilient in times of uncertainty and loss. Perhaps you've suffered a devastating financial loss, overcome a health issue, or had to start over again? We're keen to hear what made you keep going, and what advice you would have for … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is exploring what it means to be resilient in times of uncertainty and loss. Perhaps you've suffered a devastating financial loss, overcome a health issue, or had to start over again? We're keen to hear what made you keep going, and what advice you would have for others. If you're happy to be identified and share your story, please share your story in the comments below, or contact kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

38 days ago

Cartoon on train delays

Alan from Petone

An ‘aging signal fault’ is being blamed for current delays on the Hutt Valley line. Here’s a cartoon on this subject.

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32 days ago

Building 101: So you want to build a sleep out...

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

When I heard there would be changes to the consent rules around building sleep outs, I was excited. I've always wanted a tea house in my back yard... a garden room where I can do a bit of potting, maybe read a book, or just cool off in the shade.
Turns out it's not quite as simple as a … View more
When I heard there would be changes to the consent rules around building sleep outs, I was excited. I've always wanted a tea house in my back yard... a garden room where I can do a bit of potting, maybe read a book, or just cool off in the shade.
Turns out it's not quite as simple as a trip to the hardware store to burn a hole in your credit card. If you're thinking of putting something up on your property, check in here first:

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29 days ago

Car Stolen

Peter from Waiwhetu

Thieves on the prow in Waiwhetu .Warning neighbours please dont leave valuables in car and lock your it.
Mine just got stolen yesterday morning on Waiwhetu Rd Police have been alerted
Its a Red 1997 Honda Accord Registration number UU6885,.
Any sightings please call Police immediately.
Crime … View more
Thieves on the prow in Waiwhetu .Warning neighbours please dont leave valuables in car and lock your it.
Mine just got stolen yesterday morning on Waiwhetu Rd Police have been alerted
Its a Red 1997 Honda Accord Registration number UU6885,.
Any sightings please call Police immediately.
Crime stoppers 0800555111
The car probably dont look that much but it means alot to me,
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32 days ago

Hidden in New Zealand: A magical boot hotel

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Just 30 minutes from Nelson, you'll find this unique hotel - the brainchild of passionate and super-friendly locals Judy and Steve Richards. Would you stay?

27 days ago

Council support for protecting indigenous plant and animal habitats

Jon from Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has launched a scheme to support private landowners wanting to protect and improve indigenous plant and animal habitats on their land.

Grant applications are now open and close on 31 July. More information via the link.

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29 days ago

Luxury for less

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Luxury lodges, usually full of overseas tourists and facing the off-peak winter season are slashing prices as much as 60 per cent, making a night at these lodges a little more accessible.

30 days ago

Would you dare?

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

It's a cross between a fighter jet and torpedo - that looks like a shark - and this Queenstown ride has been discounted to encourage more Kiwis to travel.

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