Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

38 days ago

Luxury Care Suites at Elderslea

Oceania Healthcare

We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate … View more
We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites 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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39 days ago

Glass-only in crates, no other crates will be collected from 27 April

The team from Hutt City Council

From 27 April only recycling crates with nothing but glass will be collected.

Any other recyclables please reuse if possible, or place into the rubbish. For safety reasons we can't recommend you store your recycling for later, but if you choose to please make sure it is cleaned, especially if… View more
From 27 April only recycling crates with nothing but glass will be collected.

Any other recyclables please reuse if possible, or place into the rubbish. For safety reasons we can't recommend you store your recycling for later, but if you choose to please make sure it is cleaned, especially if it's been in contact with food.

Here are some handy tips on reducing your waste during Level 4 and 3: sortwaste.nz...

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39 days ago

Bin those wet wipes

The Team from Wellington Water

Wet wipes can clog pipes and mean that essential workers have to leave their bubbles to fix them, putting them at risk of COVID-19. Be kind to our essential workers and our environment & put your wet wipes in the bin.

PS. Thanks to Ross, who operates a mini combo flusher truck out of our … View more
Wet wipes can clog pipes and mean that essential workers have to leave their bubbles to fix them, putting them at risk of COVID-19. Be kind to our essential workers and our environment & put your wet wipes in the bin.

PS. Thanks to Ross, who operates a mini combo flusher truck out of our Rongotai depot, for helping out with this campaign.

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41 days ago

Thrift Shops/Op shops

Atunaisa from Naenae

Any good thrift shops out there? Nothing specific.

Would like to check them out when this lockdown is over.

41 days ago

Online Hospice Shop now open

Communications Manager from Te Omanga Hospice

While Te Omanga Hospice Shops are temporarily closed to ensure the health and safety of our community, our new online shop has just opened.

During Alert Level 4, you can browse and order preloved items from the safety of your home to be delivered as soon as lockdown is over.

Thank you for helping… View more
While Te Omanga Hospice Shops are temporarily closed to ensure the health and safety of our community, our new online shop has just opened.

During Alert Level 4, you can browse and order preloved items from the safety of your home to be delivered as soon as lockdown is over.

Thank you for helping support our essential care of vulnerable people at this challenging time ❤️

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39 days ago

Grab yourself a cuppa...

Toastmasters

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an … View more
Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an educational programme that promotes these competencies, and also teaches effective listening, thinking on your feet, leadership skills, and giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Amid lockdown, many of New Zealand’s Toastmasters clubs have transitioned to holding their regular meetings online to allow the continuation of personal and professional development while providing social interaction.

To find a meeting near you, visit http://www.toastmasters.org.nz/find_your_voice
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43 days ago

Has your surgery been delayed due to coronavirus?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Director general of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says thousands of people have had to have their elective surgeries cancelled to make room for the Covid-19 pandemic. Have you had a surgery delayed to free up the health system? Share your story below or email bridie.witton@stuff.co.nz

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43 days ago

How are the footpaths in your neighbourhood?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There has been a leap in complaints about dog poop on Wellington pavements as lockdown takes an unexpected and unhygienic turn. The problem is so bad in Broadmeadows they've stopped counting Teddy bears and started counting bare turds. It's led to a raft of posts from community groups in… View moreThere has been a leap in complaints about dog poop on Wellington pavements as lockdown takes an unexpected and unhygienic turn. The problem is so bad in Broadmeadows they've stopped counting Teddy bears and started counting bare turds. It's led to a raft of posts from community groups in Wellington and Porirua, pointing out footpaths are becoming a minefield. What's your neighbourhood like?

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50 days 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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41 days ago

Thanks to the 'rugby angels'

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

When Meals on Wheels in Porirua lost drivers due to the lockdown, a former All Black and a handful of players from Porirua's Northern United rugby club stepped in to the breach. Now, the 'rugby angels' are delivering meals daily in Tawa and Porirua. What other angels do you know who … View moreWhen Meals on Wheels in Porirua lost drivers due to the lockdown, a former All Black and a handful of players from Porirua's Northern United rugby club stepped in to the breach. Now, the 'rugby angels' are delivering meals daily in Tawa and Porirua. What other angels do you know who have stepped up in these tough times?

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41 days ago

Help older people in your community through Covid-19

enliven - Presbyterian Support Central

Until the nation moves to at least alert level 2, elderly people will not have the freedom to do many of the daily tasks we take for granted. And the risk to their health and wellbeing will increase.

Enliven’s Wellbeing Assistance team are making sure the older people in your community have … View more
Until the nation moves to at least alert level 2, elderly people will not have the freedom to do many of the daily tasks we take for granted. And the risk to their health and wellbeing will increase.

Enliven’s Wellbeing Assistance team are making sure the older people in your community have everything they need to be well.

We are finding that they need the most practical items:
- Food
- Personal hygiene products, including continence products
- Heaters and warm clothing as winter sets in
- Personal safety alarms (in case of a fall, they can instantly request help)
- Regular phone calls for companionship and safety

You can ensure that food and essential supplies are delivered to older people in your community.
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42 days ago

Our response to COVID-19.

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora
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At the Greater Wellington Regional Council, we have been working to ensure we support our communities throughout the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

This is an update to let you know what we have been doing during Level 4, including keeping public transport going, securing water … View more
Kia ora
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At the Greater Wellington Regional Council, we have been working to ensure we support our communities throughout the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

This is an update to let you know what we have been doing during Level 4, including keeping public transport going, securing water supplies, closing our parks to vehicles and campers, supplying information through the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office and looking to the future.

Fogging of buses and trains

Public transport

Our trains and buses have changed to weekend timetables with additional services and travel fares remaining free until the end of June to ensure all essential workers can get where they need, and to enable members of the public under 70 to access essential services such as supermarkets, veterinarians, pharmacies and other health facilities. Those over 70 are requested to stay home but may use public transport to visit a doctor or pharmacy. We’ve also implemented free Total Mobility journeys for customers, up to $80 per trip.

To make public transport even safer, we introduced a raft of additional cleaning measures across the network including germ shield fogging on all Metlink trains and buses, and at stations. This antibacterial spray coating is effective in destroying germs that come into contact with surfaces and has been used for MRSA, Norovirus and H1N1 type viruses.

For the extra protection of our drivers and passengers we introduced back door boarding on our buses to limit the interaction between people. To help passengers keep a two metre distance on our trains, we put markers on floors and seats, as well as stickers on the back of seats and on windows to show where passengers should sit.

Environmental management

Though many of our environmental management operations have reduced during Alert Level 4, we still have essential services operating. Our harbour communication station is still working to ensure safe and efficient maritime management for commercial users of our region’s waters. Our Flood Protection staff have been responding to the various flood events across the region and we’ve also had teams out applying fertiliser to the grazed areas at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park and the western side of Belmont Regional Park. As an environmental protection agency it is important to us that these essential tasks continue.

Water

Wellington Water Ltd is operating as an essential service during the Lockdown and is continuing to provide clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment to our communities. Some staff members have been redeployed to bolster the frontline numbers for additional resilience and they are securing supply chains for all critical equipment, chemicals and other materials that keep water services running.

Regional parks

We know it is important for people to get out and exercise once a day, while staying local, so our regional parks are still open to walkers and cyclists who live nearby. However, we have closed our gates to vehicles and all park facilities such as toilets have been locked. We encourage people to get out for some fresh air and exercise while keeping a 2 metre distance between themselves and others, and continuing to adhere to Ministry of Health guidelines.

Predator free

As trapping is not an essential service, our professional predator hunters are also locked down, so we’ve been urging backyard trappers to use this time to keep the heat on rats, stoats and other predators. Although a few of our allies in the battle against pests, such as Predator Free Wellington and Wellington City Council, have put pest control operations on hold as well, good work is still underway – and we have been calling on residents to take up the challenge to do their part in their backyards.

Greater Wellington staff can offer support in some circumstances to conduct small operations that are deemed a matter of health and safety. These include responding to residents’ concerns about triggered traps in Wellington City, and wasp nest removal. To protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and the community, a small team who are operating independently has been approved to respond.

WREMO

You might not know this but the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO) comes under the umbrella of the regional council, and many of our people are trained up and willingly working seven days a week to assist the emergency effort during this pandemic.

WREMO continues to operate seven days a week in order to combat the effects of COVID-19 and share information with the public on how to stay safe, ways communities can look after each other and how to get help for those who need it.

The WREMO helpline is also operating daily from 7am to 7pm and people can reach out for help by calling 0800-141-967.

Moving forward

As a regional council we want to contribute to a smooth transition from Level 4 to Level 3 – whatever that may look like. This means cleaning measures and free fares on public transport will remain in place until the end of June no matter what.

We have a COVID-19 response team in place that meets regularly to ensure we are up to date with the latest information and will be able to move to the next level as seamlessly as possible for our staff and for our communities.

I want to congratulate and thank all those living in the Wellington region for their diligence over the last couple of weeks and for continuing to stay home in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Daran Ponter, Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair

45 days ago

SuperSeniors COVID-19 special edition Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Office for Seniors is working hard to keep you informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our most recent COVID-19 special edition Newsletter includes phone numbers for all regional civil defence teams, they can help you if you are struggling to access your supermarket … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Office for Seniors is working hard to keep you informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our most recent COVID-19 special edition Newsletter includes phone numbers for all regional civil defence teams, they can help you if you are struggling to access your supermarket essentials.

It also includes details on COVID-19 related scams and what to look out for to stay safe.

Read the newsletter here: bit.ly...

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42 days ago

Transform a wooden mail tray.

The Team from Resene ColorShop Naenae

Refresh an old fashioned mail tray with a modern new look using the Resene Whites and Neutrals range.

Reinvent it as a magazine holder, spice rack or use it to hold your favourite cookbooks. Paint the front panel in Resene FX Blackboard Paint and use it as a handy writing space.

Make the most … View more
Refresh an old fashioned mail tray with a modern new look using the Resene Whites and Neutrals range.

Reinvent it as a magazine holder, spice rack or use it to hold your favourite cookbooks. Paint the front panel in Resene FX Blackboard Paint and use it as a handy writing space.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

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

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