Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

48 days ago

Te Omanga Hospice online store

Al from Wainuiomata

With our bricks & mortar stores closed Te Omanga is launching an online store on Wednesday 15th April, please visit www.shopteomanga.com...

All funds go towards providing support to families and people dealing with life limiting illness

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49 days ago

Can you help us help our frontline this Easter?

ShieldsUp

ShieldsUp is a volunteer driven initiative of over 500 Kiwis, 3D printing, manufacturing and distributing face shields to our medical and emergency heroes across the country facing Covid-19 head on.

Within two weeks, we have delivered over 5,000 face shields, but we are still hearing the calls … View more
ShieldsUp is a volunteer driven initiative of over 500 Kiwis, 3D printing, manufacturing and distributing face shields to our medical and emergency heroes across the country facing Covid-19 head on.

Within two weeks, we have delivered over 5,000 face shields, but we are still hearing the calls of many. As the government and DHB’s publicly assure us that all necessary equipment is readily accessible, the demand for our face shields continues to grow daily, with requests for 30,000 shields.

If you would like to help us help them, sign up to volunteer at shieldsup.org.nz, or make a donation to ensure we can continue to produce and distribute our shields to protect our frontline heroes.

ShieldsUp, offering protection to Kiwi’s against COVID-19.
Find out more

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49 days ago

Feeling unwell and can't get to a Covid-19 testing station?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

In the Hutt Valley, there is now a mobile coronavirus assessment centre. Thought to be the first in the country, it has been visiting people at home that unable to reach a stationary testing stations. A GP referral is still required.

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49 days ago

Looks like the message about glass-only recycling is having a hard time getting around.

Grace from Hutt City Council

Only 20-30% of households are putting out glass-only crates. So we need your help!

Please share this post with 5-10 people you know in Lower Hutt. Not just on Neighbourly, txt or call them too. It's also a good opportunity to reach out, ask how they're doing. Then ask them to do the … View more
Only 20-30% of households are putting out glass-only crates. So we need your help!

Please share this post with 5-10 people you know in Lower Hutt. Not just on Neighbourly, txt or call them too. It's also a good opportunity to reach out, ask how they're doing. Then ask them to do the same.
Your rubbish will be collected as normal, but please only put glass in your recycling crate for now.

All other recyclables either reuse or put into the rubbish.

Our contractors are using whatever fleet vehicles are available for glass-only pickup, so you will see trucks collecting that you'd normally see for rubbish only. Be assured, if you put out glass-only in your crate it is being sent for recycling.

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54 days ago

Black cat Kovu has been FOUND!!!

Darlene from Waiwhetu

Thank you to everyone who helped me to find my cat. You have probably seen posters around or received a flier.
He was found today after 2 months!!! Thank you so much everyone ❤️

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50 days ago

We are still Open for Business

High Street Health Hub

We are open from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday, for video and phone consultations. If required, we are also offering limited face to face consultations.

New enrolments are welcome during this time. For our enrolled patients, we offer medical advice as well as flu jabs whether eligible … View more
We are open from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday, for video and phone consultations. If required, we are also offering limited face to face consultations.

New enrolments are welcome during this time. For our enrolled patients, we offer medical advice as well as flu jabs whether eligible or non-funded.

If you are feeling unwell, please phone us on 04 555 4450 and one of our friendly team will assist you.

577 High Street, Boulcott, Lower Hutt
Phone: 04 555 4450

Email: info@highstreethealth.nz
Website: www.highstreethealth.nz
Find out more

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50 days ago

Don't have an existing support network (neighbour, nearby friends and family) and need essentials like food and medicine?

Grace from Hutt City Council

Call our helpline on 0800 141 967 and you'll be directed to our welfare support team who'll be ready to help. This contact centre is available 7am-7pm everyday. Please hold the line, it may ring or be silent for a while, this is normal.

If you have difficulty with the helpline or need … View more
Call our helpline on 0800 141 967 and you'll be directed to our welfare support team who'll be ready to help. This contact centre is available 7am-7pm everyday. Please hold the line, it may ring or be silent for a while, this is normal.

If you have difficulty with the helpline or need assistance out of hours, you can request a callback, link below.

If you know someone who may need support in your area, please reach out to check in on them. We're all in this together.

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50 days ago

An 'Alternate' Easter Message

Phil from Eastbourne

‘Is it true?’ my children reported,
‘The bunny’s not coming’ the eldest retorted,
‘The world must have ended’ a second voice lended,
‘Are there no eggs?’ the third voice then blended,
‘What can we do?’ the chorus then added,
‘Has Easter vanished?’ The mood quickly … View more
‘Is it true?’ my children reported,
‘The bunny’s not coming’ the eldest retorted,
‘The world must have ended’ a second voice lended,
‘Are there no eggs?’ the third voice then blended,
‘What can we do?’ the chorus then added,
‘Has Easter vanished?’ The mood quickly saddened.

‘No!’ said their mother in a lightning reply,
‘We’re changing the rules, we’ll give it a try’,
‘This year we’re flipping the whole thing around’,
‘Are you in for a penny are you in for a pound?’
‘We’re painting some eggs and leaving them out,
for bunny to find and collect without doubt’.

‘For all those Easters he’s made us feel good,
with chocolate treats and similar food’,
‘Should we not say thanks in our own way,
to the Easter Bunny on this year’s Sunday’,
‘His bunny family is also locked down,
so let’s cheer up, there’s no need to frown’,

So to all the mums and dads on the globe,
It’s time to lay back in slippers and robe,
Let young clever minds take it from here,
yes they’ll break a few eggs and let it be clear,
it could get messy but you may want to cheer,
as you can save a few dollars at least till next year.
From the Easter Bear.

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50 days ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Naenae

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you … View more
Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

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

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.

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51 days ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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51 days ago

Look our for others

The Team from Wellington District Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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51 days ago

Easter weekend is almost here, and we know it's going to be very different from what we're used to.

Grace from Hutt City Council

The good news is that Alert Level 4 seems to be working, so it's important that we stick to the rules, even over Easter. That means staying home and local, no visiting the bach or breaking your bubbles.

Supermarkets and other essential businesses will be closed on Good Friday, but they will … View more
The good news is that Alert Level 4 seems to be working, so it's important that we stick to the rules, even over Easter. That means staying home and local, no visiting the bach or breaking your bubbles.

Supermarkets and other essential businesses will be closed on Good Friday, but they will be open on Easter Sunday, so there’s no need to panic buy. If you’re heading to the supermarket to get essential supplies, go with a list so you can shop fast. And remember to keep two metres away from others, and wash your hands when you get home.

We can do this Lower Hutt, let's stick together, support each other and get through.

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51 days ago

Appreciation post

The Team from Wellington District Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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