Waterloo, Lower Hutt

15 days ago

Happy St Patricks Day!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hutt City

Here are 10 interesting facts about St Pattys Day to celebrate the holiday.
1. St. Patrick was not Irish - Ireland's patron saint was, in fact, from Wales!
2. The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in New York in the 1760s.
3. Though we've come to associate kelly green with… View more
Here are 10 interesting facts about St Pattys Day to celebrate the holiday.
1. St. Patrick was not Irish - Ireland's patron saint was, in fact, from Wales!
2. The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in New York in the 1760s.
3. Though we've come to associate kelly green with the Irish and the holiday, the 5th-century saint's official colour was "Saint Patrick's blue," a light shade of sky blue. The colour green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.
4. Don’t be fooled by any holiday decorations showing lady leprechauns. In traditional Irish folk tales, there are no female leprechauns, only nattily attired little guys who spend their days making and mending shoes (meaning they earned that gold they're always guarding).
5. St. Patrick never got canonized by a pope, making his saintly status somewhat questionable.
6. Guinness sales soar on St. Patrick's Day. Recent figures show that 5.5 million pints of the black stuff are downed around the world every day. On St. Patrick's Day that figure is doubled.
7. Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.
8. How did the shamrock become associated with St. Patrick? According to Irish legend, the saint used the three-leafed plant (which is not to be confused with the four-leaf clover) as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.
9. According to Irish legend, St. Patrick wasn't originally called Patrick. His birth name was Maewyn Succat, but he changed it to Patricius after becoming a priest.
10. In Chicago every year, the Plumbers Local 110 union dyes the river "Kelly" green. The dye lasts for about five hours.

15 days ago

Calling all Airbnb hosts in Wellington!

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Are you an Airbnb host in the Greater Wellington region? Happy to speak to a reporter about how coronavirus is changing your business?

Email news@dompost.co.nz with your contact details and we'll get in touch.

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15 days ago

Proposed changes to footpaths and streets

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Make sure to have your say and spread the word about the Government's proposed 'accessible streets' rule changes.

One of the biggest changes would allow people riding things like bicycles, skateboards and e-scooters (powered scooter) to use the footpath, with a … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Make sure to have your say and spread the word about the Government's proposed 'accessible streets' rule changes.

One of the biggest changes would allow people riding things like bicycles, skateboards and e-scooters (powered scooter) to use the footpath, with a speed limit of 15 kilometres per hour.

Find out about all the changes and submit your feedback on this important issue here: bit.ly...

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15 days ago

2 Seater Reclining Couch

Sheryl from Avalon

Like new, hardly used.

Price: $450

16 days ago

Trying to contact THISTLE Roofing

Sandra from Normandale

Does Thistle Roofing still exist please.
Have rung them and keeps ringing.
Sent email and came back blacklisted on my computer.
They installed my roof many years ago, and I need some nails replaced.
THANKS.

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16 days ago

What can I do to help during a pandemic?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

There's no better time than now to get to know your neighbours, start a Neighbourhood Support group or update your group contact details. Together let's REACH OUT, LOOK OUT, and HELP OUT to keep our communities safe, resilient and connected.

For the latest COVID-19 health advice, visit … View more
There's no better time than now to get to know your neighbours, start a Neighbourhood Support group or update your group contact details. Together let's REACH OUT, LOOK OUT, and HELP OUT to keep our communities safe, resilient and connected.

For the latest COVID-19 health advice, visit the Ministry of Health - Manatū Hauora's website.

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17 days ago

Coronavirus fumigation service

Noel from Venetian Blind Cleaners

Hi neighbours,
We have plenty of Biosan II which we can fumigate your house or office with.
The fog settles on hard surfaces and kills, viruses, mould and bacteria in 8 minutes for up to 7 days.
Contact us on 0508 800 102

21 days ago

March 15: A time to reflect

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Sunday marks one year since the March 15 terror attack in Christchurch. On the first anniversary, what are your reflections and thoughts about this event that changed New Zealand?
The photo was taken by Stuff photographer Rob Kitchin during the vigil at the Basin Reserve in the aftermath of the … View more
Sunday marks one year since the March 15 terror attack in Christchurch. On the first anniversary, what are your reflections and thoughts about this event that changed New Zealand?
The photo was taken by Stuff photographer Rob Kitchin during the vigil at the Basin Reserve in the aftermath of the tragedy.
(Please mark any comments you don't wish to see published NFP)

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20 days ago

What does declaring a pandemic for Covid-19 mean?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The coronavirus "outbreak" has been officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation – but what does that mean?

To read more, click here.

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18 days ago

Poll: Book or Kindle?

NumberWorks'nWords Lower Hutt

When you read what do you prefer to use?

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Book or Kindle?
  • 83.6% Book
    83.6% Complete
  • 16.4% Kindle
    16.4% Complete
1174 votes
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18 days ago

Garage sale

Marie josee from Wainuiomata

Must be gone by end of day! Everything left will be donated
Held at 39B Castlerea Street.

Negotiable

18 days ago

Experienced Glazier APPLY NOW!!

Bev from Wainuiomata

Are you an experienced glazier looking for that work-life balance? If YES keep on reading!

Would you like to join with one of the market leaders in the Double Glazing industry? Then drop everything and apply now!
Diamond Double Glazing is a business with a great team and reputation to match. … View more
Are you an experienced glazier looking for that work-life balance? If YES keep on reading!

Would you like to join with one of the market leaders in the Double Glazing industry? Then drop everything and apply now!
Diamond Double Glazing is a business with a great team and reputation to match. You will have experienced in Retrofit and Aluminium double glazing installations but training will be given for PVCu installations. If you are motivated, reliable and flexible then we need you.

You should be physically fit, reliable and have a good work ethic
Be positive and enthusiastic
We want someone that is punctual, reliable, honest with a can do attitude
Be physically fit and enjoy working in a team.
You will have proven experience in a similar role
A strong commitment to great customer service and safe working practices
Current full NZ driver licence
Must be fit and healthy
Have a clean criminal record

Applicant must be able to pass a drug test
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

We offer:
Opportunity to learn new skills.
Varied and interesting work.
Great environment within a small team.
Competitive rate of pay.

If you want to work with great people and be happy in your work, look no further. Forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to steadman.colin@yahoo.com

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