Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

42 days ago

Don’t flush wipes, keep workers safe.

Ministry For The Environment

You might be using more wet wipes to keep your home clean, but it’s very important not to flush them afterwards.

They block up the pipes, which then need fixing immediately. When workers have to leave home to fix blocked pipes, they’re at risk of COVID-19. That puts everyone else in their … View more
You might be using more wet wipes to keep your home clean, but it’s very important not to flush them afterwards.

They block up the pipes, which then need fixing immediately. When workers have to leave home to fix blocked pipes, they’re at risk of COVID-19. That puts everyone else in their bubble at risk as well.

Do your bit for workers and their whānau, and put your wet wipes in the bin.
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42 days ago

COVID -19 :What you need to know

Hutt City Council Communications

You’re doing a great job of staying home and saving lives Lower Hutt!

Here’s some key info you may need:

Our facilities are closed, including our offices.
You can contact us on 04 570 6666 or email contact@huttcity.govt.nz

Rubbish collection continues as normal, glass only in your … View more
You’re doing a great job of staying home and saving lives Lower Hutt!

Here’s some key info you may need:

Our facilities are closed, including our offices.
You can contact us on 04 570 6666 or email contact@huttcity.govt.nz

Rubbish collection continues as normal, glass only in your crate.
All other recyclables either reuse, or put into the rubbish.

If you need help with food or medicine call our helpline 0800 141 967 or visit us
If you’re struggling to pay your rates, contact us 04 570 6666 or email rates@huttcity.govt.nz

For more info on Hutt City Council’s response or infor on COVID-19 visit us
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43 days ago

Ian Athfield house on the market

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Loving this upmarket Ian Athfield house from the 70s - the native timber stairs are amazing.

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43 days ago

Coronavirus champions

The Team from Wellington Water

So great to see essential workers, or coronavirus champions, being celebrated!

Our crews have had to make some adjustments to the way they work, but they are still out in the community making sure water is delivered to your home and that your waste is taken away.

So what exactly does essential … View more
So great to see essential workers, or coronavirus champions, being celebrated!

Our crews have had to make some adjustments to the way they work, but they are still out in the community making sure water is delivered to your home and that your waste is taken away.

So what exactly does essential work look like for us? Stuff attended a leak repair that water service person Mafutaga Laufiso and service delivery manager Steve Watt were working on to see what it’s like carrying out this essential work.

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44 days ago

Tune In To Your Neighbourhood

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi there Neighbours!

With numerous gigs, concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled as a result of the level 4 response, we want you to dance the lockdown away with the new Neighbourly Spotify Playlist! Make your suggestions in the comments below - recommend anything you like on there, as … View more
Hi there Neighbours!

With numerous gigs, concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled as a result of the level 4 response, we want you to dance the lockdown away with the new Neighbourly Spotify Playlist! Make your suggestions in the comments below - recommend anything you like on there, as well as tunes you think your Neighbours will enjoy. Chuck in some taste-breakers, one-hit wonders or some good old Kiwi classics - it really doesn’t matter. So if you’re running out of ideas on things to do, why not a dance party?

Just remember: keep it PG, refrain from putting any songs in the mix that may cause offence to your Neighbours. You can find the playlist here.

Happy raving NZ!
Reach out

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43 days ago

Marsden Yr6-13 Scholarships open, entry 2021

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Your daughter is invited to join the Marsden learning environment, where her wellbeing and happiness are considered foremost, so that she is in the best position for learning.

Apply now for a Marsden Scholarship for entry in 2021. Academic, sport, cultural and general scholarships are available.… View more
Your daughter is invited to join the Marsden learning environment, where her wellbeing and happiness are considered foremost, so that she is in the best position for learning.

Apply now for a Marsden Scholarship for entry in 2021. Academic, sport, cultural and general scholarships are available.

Applications for Year 6, 7 and 9 Scholarships close on 14 May. Our campus is currently closed, but our learning continues and enrolments are open.

Click here for a virtual tour and to learn more.
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43 days ago

Te Omanga Hospice

Al from Wainuiomata

Online store now open

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44 days ago

What has been one positive thing to come out of your time in lockdown?

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours,

We hope you're all coping well during these trying times in lockdown.

We'd love to know how you've found the lockdown, for a story to run in the Dominion Post and on Stuff, by answering these two questions:

1. What is the one thing you are most looking forward to … View more
Hi neighbours,

We hope you're all coping well during these trying times in lockdown.

We'd love to know how you've found the lockdown, for a story to run in the Dominion Post and on Stuff, by answering these two questions:

1. What is the one thing you are most looking forward to post-lockdown?
(Could be fish 'n' chips, walking on the beach, or giving your mum a hug)

2. What has been one positive thing to come out of your time in lockdown? (Such as losing weight, learning how to cook bread, or spending more time with the kids)

If you'd like to be included, please email me at paul.harper@stuff.co.nz

Thank you, and stay safe!

Paul

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44 days ago

Do you remember the classic plastic backyard cricket set?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

What is one nostalgic toy from your childhood?

"I would have said it is the playing marbles, however I still have very early memories of my cricket set, namely a plastic bat and anything that worked as a ball. And also the backyard kind of cricket that I played in narrow spaces with my … View more
What is one nostalgic toy from your childhood?

"I would have said it is the playing marbles, however I still have very early memories of my cricket set, namely a plastic bat and anything that worked as a ball. And also the backyard kind of cricket that I played in narrow spaces with my brother and friends in those good old childhood days," says Pradeep Navalkar.

This month The Dominion Post has taken not to the streets, but to the phones and the internet, to ask people who might not normally feature in the media a series of random questions. They were asked to pick 10 numbers between 1 and 100 - and answer the corresponding questions.

Nominate yourself by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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44 days ago

Big waves pummel Wellington

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Waves more than 5m high have slammed into Wellington's South Coast and Eastbourne. One person is in hospital after being swept out to sea, and evacuations are possible. Please keep safe if you live in coastal areas.

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45 days ago

How old is your teddy bear?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

In these strange lockdown times, boasting rights come in all shapes and seizes. Hawke's Bay resident Liz Pindar, 78, reckons her bear, Gandhi, may well be the oldest teddy in New Zealand. The bear was present for coronation of King George V in 1911. Do you have an older teddy?

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45 days ago

Thanks so much to all NZ Gardener readers!

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

I just wanted to update everyone as to what is happening with the next copy of your favourite magazine. With the current restrictions we aren’t able to print or distribute at the moment, but we are working hard on a fantastic May issue for you and it will be on sale as soon as the restrictions … View moreI just wanted to update everyone as to what is happening with the next copy of your favourite magazine. With the current restrictions we aren’t able to print or distribute at the moment, but we are working hard on a fantastic May issue for you and it will be on sale as soon as the restrictions ease! I am hearing from so many readers right now about how their gardens have never been more important to them than they are now, so I want to ensure you get your NZ Gardener, packed with beautiful pictures, expert advice, inspiration and information as quickly as possible, so you can enjoy your own garden even more. Meanwhile, when you do your next shop, we’d love it if you could pick up a copy of the April issue which is on sale now (you can add a copy to your online shop too). As you’ve probably heard on the news it is a tough time for magazines right now, and we are incredibly grateful for the support of our regular readers and (especially!) our subscribers. If you are in a position to subscribe, or share your own love of plants and gardening by buying a subscription as a gift for someone else, then we’d be incredibly grateful: mags4gifts.co.nz.... Stay safe and enjoy the extra time in your garden everyone! Jo

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45 days ago

Digby the cat 'providing the hugs' in rest home

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Being in a rest home right now can be a lonely experience.
With no visitors allowed as part of the level four lockdown, residents across the country are isolated from friends, family and their community. But for 40 residents at the Wairarapa Village in Masterton, a cat called Digby is there to … View more
Being in a rest home right now can be a lonely experience.
With no visitors allowed as part of the level four lockdown, residents across the country are isolated from friends, family and their community. But for 40 residents at the Wairarapa Village in Masterton, a cat called Digby is there to provide the hugs instead. On a normal day, Digby can be found wandering the corridors, making himself comfortable at the end of a bed, or on someone's lap.

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