Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

A
10 days ago

THE GREAT LOCK DOWN YOUTH WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION & EXHIBITION

Alfred from Petone

The next four weeks at home could be a great time to get your paints out and get creative. This lovely watercolour was painted last Sunday at home by young Lower Hutt artist Fletcher O'Hagan (aged 12) I'm looking forward to see what you can come up with too.

Details & Entry … View more
The next four weeks at home could be a great time to get your paints out and get creative. This lovely watercolour was painted last Sunday at home by young Lower Hutt artist Fletcher O'Hagan (aged 12) I'm looking forward to see what you can come up with too.

Details & Entry conditions

Prizes donated by Artspace Gallery :-
1st - art materials to the value of $75
2 runner up prizes of a youth art class voucher each

Four age groups 6-9 10-13 14 -17 18- 21

Free entry.

Size - paintings must be A4 size,on thick watercolour paper and unframed.

Delivery of entries - to be delivered to Artspace Gallery within two weeks after the lockdown is over.

Only paintings done during the lock down period can be entered.

Judge, John Toft, Watercolour artist & past president Watercolour New Zealand

Be sure to write your name, phone number, age and email address on the back of each painting.

Number of entries - up to three paintings may be entered per artist but not all may be exhibited.

An Exhibition of your entries is planned to open as soon as possible after the lockdown is over.

Image
10 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Bob Scott Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

Image
10 days ago

Rubbish and recycling collections

The Team from Hutt City Council

🗑♻️ Your rubbish will be collected as normal, but please only put glass in your recycling crate for now ♻️🗑

Image
12 days ago

What will get you through the lockdown?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

With the deadline before the country heads into alert level 4 looming, everything from keyboards and work equipment, to board games, craft projects, DIY goods and even pets are being snapped up as people prepare for a month at home. What is top of your 'must get' list to get through the … View moreWith the deadline before the country heads into alert level 4 looming, everything from keyboards and work equipment, to board games, craft projects, DIY goods and even pets are being snapped up as people prepare for a month at home. What is top of your 'must get' list to get through the month?

Image
10 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

Image
11 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

11 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

Image
11 days ago

NZSO live performance cancelled, replaced by musicians playing at home

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its live online performance from Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre, after regulations around social distancing came into affect earlier this week.

However, they will still perform online for all of New Zealand tonight, as concertmaster … View more
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its live online performance from Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre, after regulations around social distancing came into affect earlier this week.

However, they will still perform online for all of New Zealand tonight, as concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppanen and several players filmed themselves playing one of their favourite pieces of music from their homes.

Play Our Part will premiere for free at nzso.co.nz/live at 7.30pm and can be viewed via smart TV, mobile phone, tablet, or computer.

11 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

11 days ago

Worried about paying your rates?

The Team from Hutt City Council

Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

We're all in this together ❤️

Image
11 days ago

Be kind, stay home, save lives

Grace from Hutt City Council

It’s pretty simple – be kind, stay home, save lives. Tackling COVID-19 is going to require all of us following official advice.

Image
16 days ago

Riverbank Market will be open despite coronavirus

Matt Tso Reporter from The Hutt News

Vege markets around the country will be going ahead this weekend despite a ban on gatherings.
* If you don't want your comments used in an article, just add NFP at the end of your post.

Image
12 days ago

Hutt River vehicle access

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Greater Wellington Regional Council has closed vehicular access next to the Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River at Harcourt Werry Drive and the access on the stopbank near High Street in the south.

The restriction is aimed at discouraging camping and congregation in the light of the raised COVID-19 alert … View more
Greater Wellington Regional Council has closed vehicular access next to the Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River at Harcourt Werry Drive and the access on the stopbank near High Street in the south.

The restriction is aimed at discouraging camping and congregation in the light of the raised COVID-19 alert levels and directives from the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health. While the restriction will be in place until further notice, cyclists and pedestrians will continue to have access to pathways by the river.

Image
12 days ago

Update to rubbish and recycling

Grace from Hutt City Council

Rubbish collection is an essential service in an emergency situation.

We have been advised that recycling is non-essential which means the recycling facility that receives our city’s recycling material has closed. We have been able to make arrangements for a glass recycler to take glass only.

View more
Rubbish collection is an essential service in an emergency situation.

We have been advised that recycling is non-essential which means the recycling facility that receives our city’s recycling material has closed. We have been able to make arrangements for a glass recycler to take glass only.

What this means for you and us

Be responsible. Please don’t dump your rubbish and recycling. Kerbside rubbish collection is continuing. You can buy bags at the supermarket or contact a commercial company for a private wheelie bin service.

If you continue to use the recycling crates please only use these for glass. Please do not put anything else in your recycling crate – this only makes it harder for the collection people. Please note we cannot advise when our full recycling service will restart.

Our community recycling stations will close effective 5pm today as they cannot take all recyclables. To discourage illegal dumping the bins will start to be removed from tomorrow. The sites will be monitored.

The Seaview recycling station is privately owned and is now closed to the public. Account holders only (and these are mostly businesses) can continue to use the Seaview station.

For more information, click the link below 👇👇👇

Top