Waterloo, Lower Hutt

32 days ago

Need advice on a DIY fail or reno dilemma?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where … View more
Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where where to start? Email homed@stuff.co.nz to tell us all about it - including photos if you can - and we'll ask our experts for their advice on how you can fix things up, or where to start with your project. 

So whether you have a interiors design dilemma, a need for some home DIY know how, bigger plans for a reno you'd like an expert opinion on, or even a tough cleaning problem you want cleared up, we'll get you some answers. What are you waiting for? Email your questions and photos to homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll get back to you.

Please note: We are unable to recommend specific businesses or tradespeople to provide quotes etc.

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31 days ago

93-year-old can return home following struggle with hospital

Matt Tso Reporter from The Hutt News

Hospital officials have gone against Ministry of Health advice, testing an asymptomatic 93-year-old for coronavirus so she can return to her retirement village.
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31 days ago

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3

New Zealand Government

Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – … View more
Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – but which in turn – will affect all of us.

Two weeks then a review
• On 11 May, we will review our progress and decide if we can safely continue to step down restrictions, or if more measures are required to protect us all.
• So the decisions we each make now, matter. Because every interaction we have is an opportunity for the virus to spread.

Keeping safe at Alert Level 3
• At Alert Level 3, the best way to keep those around you safe, is by keeping your bubble small. Interact with as few people as possible. Less people equals less risk. And continue to stay at home whenever you can.
• We should each be making the minimal number of trips. Be sure to stay local, and only make necessary trips.
• And importantly, work and learn from home if you can.

Let’s do this
We’re a team of 5 million. Formidable. And we can do this.
So thank you New Zealand for making the right decisions, when it really counts.
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31 days ago

Bored and looking for things to do?

The Team from Sustainability Trust

Get free curtains from the Wellington Curtain Bank.

Going into Level 3 means that the Wellington Curtain Bank can make curtains for homes in need, for free.

Double layered, well-fitted curtains, help keep the home warm and prevent heat loss.

For more information on how you can get free … View more
Get free curtains from the Wellington Curtain Bank.

Going into Level 3 means that the Wellington Curtain Bank can make curtains for homes in need, for free.

Double layered, well-fitted curtains, help keep the home warm and prevent heat loss.

For more information on how you can get free made-to-measure curtains from the Wellington Curtain Bank, head to www.sustaintrust.org.nz/wellington-curtain-bank
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31 days ago

Polish sourdough bakery reopens in Lower Hutt

Little Bread Loaf

Little Bread Loaf is a micro artisan bakery with Polish sourdough bread and pastries located in Alicetown. It’s a hole-in-the-wall hidden at 31a Railway Avenue. As it doesn’t face the street the easiest way to find it is to take a little aisle opposite to Hutt City Church on Marsden Street.

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Little Bread Loaf is a micro artisan bakery with Polish sourdough bread and pastries located in Alicetown. It’s a hole-in-the-wall hidden at 31a Railway Avenue. As it doesn’t face the street the easiest way to find it is to take a little aisle opposite to Hutt City Church on Marsden Street.

Little Bread Loaf just reopened for deliveries and pick-up. Visit the online shop to see the bread variety and place an order.

Don’t forget to follow Little Bread Loaf on Facebook and Instagram to be up to date with all their baking adventures.
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31 days ago

Are unable to get your Vitamin C during Lock-down?

Garry from Normandale

Are unable to get your Vitamin C and immune boosting health products during the lock-down? Nu Vision Ltd is on Normandale Road offering free delivery to your letterbox. Simply shop online, text or email your chosen product from www.nuvision.co.nz...

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32 days ago

Support for animal sanctuary

Red from Waiwhetu

Greetings neighbours, the Black Sheep animal sanctuary's main fundraising source - the Opportunity for Animals OpShops - is closed during the lockdown. If you're interested in supporting their work with a donation or as a volunteer (post-lockdown!) or any other way, all the information … View moreGreetings neighbours, the Black Sheep animal sanctuary's main fundraising source - the Opportunity for Animals OpShops - is closed during the lockdown. If you're interested in supporting their work with a donation or as a volunteer (post-lockdown!) or any other way, all the information is on their site, www.theblacksheep.org.nz... 😁

32 days ago

Drinking water advice

The Team from Wellington Water

With many empty offices and buildings during lockdown, water hasn't been running as frequently through the taps. When you return to your workplace, it's a good idea to run your taps to flush out the system.

When left alone in your pipework for an extended period, water can become … View more
With many empty offices and buildings during lockdown, water hasn't been running as frequently through the taps. When you return to your workplace, it's a good idea to run your taps to flush out the system.

When left alone in your pipework for an extended period, water can become stagnant and while it's still safe to drink, it may taste unpleasant, so it’s a good idea to run the tap for a while to make sure you have fresh drinking water.

32 days ago

Hearing Help Now Available

Hearing Consultants

Do you or someone you know needs hearing aid batteries?

As from Tuesday, hearing aid consumables including batteries will be available at our clinic at;
212 High St, Lower Hutt.

We can also help with broken or lost hearing aids.

Phone 0800 432 725 or info@hearingconsultants.co.nz

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32 days ago

Have you registered yet?

Cancer Society NZ - Wellington Division

It's now easier than ever to help people affected by cancer in your community.

You can now register to take part in Relay for Life Saturday 16th May 2020, at your place for free. Cancer never sleeps, even in a global pandemic

Grab your bubble-mates, or connect virtually with your team … View more
It's now easier than ever to help people affected by cancer in your community.

You can now register to take part in Relay for Life Saturday 16th May 2020, at your place for free. Cancer never sleeps, even in a global pandemic

Grab your bubble-mates, or connect virtually with your team mates, and let's Relay!
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33 days ago

Orthodontics in Level 3 Lockdown

The Orthodontist

Hi everyone. At 11.59pm Monday 27 April New Zealand will enter COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown. For the orthodontic and dental sector, however, this does not mean that we will be back in business. As you'll agree, it's quite hard to have your braces adjusted in a contactless manner - one of the… View moreHi everyone. At 11.59pm Monday 27 April New Zealand will enter COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown. For the orthodontic and dental sector, however, this does not mean that we will be back in business. As you'll agree, it's quite hard to have your braces adjusted in a contactless manner - one of the core provisions of Level 3. So, for now, please continue as you were under Level 4 - check out our website for instructions on emergencies (including what we can and can't do under this lockdown level), tips and advice, and information on how to get additional elastics or wax (which we can provide in a contactless manner). Stay safe everyone!

41 days ago

What messages are popping up in your neighbourhood?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

In these trying times, it's great to see the messages popping up in windows and on fences around Wellington. What signs have you spotted? Share a photo in the comments so we can all see!
(This photo was taken by Dominion Post visual journalist Kevin Stent)

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36 days ago

Cut and display: Show your support this Anzac Day

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

On Saturday we can't mark Anzac Day by standing shoulder-to-shoulder at dawn. But even apart we can stand together and honour those who fought for us. Sharon Murdoch designed this poppy which you can cut out and display in the window. Follow the link and you'll be able to download it and … View moreOn Saturday we can't mark Anzac Day by standing shoulder-to-shoulder at dawn. But even apart we can stand together and honour those who fought for us. Sharon Murdoch designed this poppy which you can cut out and display in the window. Follow the link and you'll be able to download it and print at home - or look out for it in tomorrow's paper. Lest we forget.

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33 days ago

Small business owners - we have a gift for you!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're… View more
To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're operating in Alert Level 3, share tips and tricks unique to your industry, send a few shoutouts - or share how your community can support you at this time.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

*limited time only
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37 days ago

Please share an ANZAC story with us Wellington...

RSA

Dear Wellington - ANZAC Day will look a little different for us this year - however there are many ways for you to acknowledge the incredible men and women who have served our communities and given their lives for our country.

We invite you to share a memory or photo to commemorate this special… View more
Dear Wellington - ANZAC Day will look a little different for us this year - however there are many ways for you to acknowledge the incredible men and women who have served our communities and given their lives for our country.

We invite you to share a memory or photo to commemorate this special day on Neighbourly below. It could be a story of a member in your family who served - or perhaps the way you and your family celebrate ANZAC Day each year. (It might even be a photo of your freshly baked can't be-beaten ANZAC cookies).

We also invite you to take part in Stand at Dawn and join us at 6:00 am on Saturday 25 April. Stand at your letterbox, at the front door, in your lounge rooms, balconies, in your driveway. Wherever you are in the world, stand with us and take a moment to remember our fallen – but please stay within your ‘bubble’.

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