Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

22 days ago

It's National Volunteer Week!

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

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National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together.

#NVW2020 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #volunteers #thankyou #AotearoaOfKindness

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23 days ago

Luxury Care Suites at Elderslea

Oceania Healthcare

Life has been anything but normal lately and could stay unusual for a little longer. You may feel that now is the perfect time to move to a vibrant community where you not only feel right at home but safe and supported too.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our luxury … View more
Life has been anything but normal lately and could stay unusual for a little longer. You may feel that now is the perfect time to move to a vibrant community where you not only feel right at home but safe and supported too.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our luxury Care Suites at Elderslea 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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23 days ago

Have you got an indoor jungle? You could be a Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Got an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will… View moreGot an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will get $250 worth of Yates products and $150 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Here's how to enter the competition.

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24 days ago

Experience the Ryman Care Difference

Ryman Healthcare Limited

People often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where … View morePeople often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where care is customised to suit your needs.

Get your free copy here.
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28 days ago

Cable Bay Adventure Park's Skywire ride takes you flying over treetops

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Nelson is home to the world's longest flying fox. Would you give it a go?

26 days ago

Do good twice with Wilderkids.

The Team from Sustainability Trust

Looking for a school holiday programme with a difference? Choose Wilderkids.

Wilderkids is an adventure-based programme centred on care, connection, curiosity, and respect for each other and the environment.

Wilderkids spend their days:

Building shelters ⛏️
Foraging for food 🍲
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Looking for a school holiday programme with a difference? Choose Wilderkids.

Wilderkids is an adventure-based programme centred on care, connection, curiosity, and respect for each other and the environment.

Wilderkids spend their days:

Building shelters ⛏️
Foraging for food 🍲
Getting crafty 🎨
Saving the whales 🐳
Making new friends 👦👧
Learning about the environment 🌳

When: 8.30 am to 3.15 pm, Monday to Friday, 6 to 17 July.
Where: Innermost Gardens, Mount Victoria.
Who: Kids aged 5-12.

By choosing Wilderkids you'll be directly supporting community initiatives like the Wellington Curtain Bank.

For more information, head to our website.
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33 days ago

Clothes Rack

Jane from Naenae

Good morning all neighbours.Has any one got a portable clothes Rack I can borrow for next Sundays Garage Sale.There are beautiful clothing which need to be hung instead of folded on a table,thanks to the generosity of caring neigbours like you.Will return same day nga mihi.

26 days ago
26 days ago

Impress your neighbours with this garden feature

The Team from Resene ColorShop Naenae

A simple yet stylish herb planter that uses four differently sized terracotta pots and a selection of cool Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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30 days ago

Have you been to Haast?

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

A journey to New Zealand's most remote town reveals some remarkable landscapes. Would you go?

39 days ago

Searching for household items please 😁

Danielle from Epuni

Hey All.
For past year and a half my family have been living under emergency housing (myself,partner and our son -7year old) has been most stressful time.

Fast forward last week we have finally been offered a house. So things are starting to look brighter.

Our only problem is that we don’t have… View more
Hey All.
For past year and a half my family have been living under emergency housing (myself,partner and our son -7year old) has been most stressful time.

Fast forward last week we have finally been offered a house. So things are starting to look brighter.

Our only problem is that we don’t have any household needs to move with apart from couple kitchen utensils. Is anybody able please help happy to pay if needed

Would really appreciate it
Thanks so much

26 days ago

Are you subscribing to get our free gardening advice?

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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27 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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28 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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