Waterloo, Lower Hutt

6 days ago

You're in lockdown and so is Mittens

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington's most famous turkish angora is weathering the lockdown at home in a printer box.

1 day ago

#StayHomeNZ

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

We all have a part to play. Please stay at home NZ and together we can help stop the spread of COVID ❤️

Photo: Nightshift ED team ❤️
The team's hats were all made by Cath a registered nurse who used to work in our ED. 🥰 #StrongerTogether #StayHomeNZ

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2 days ago

Covid Care!

Litreasa from Waterloo

I had a lovely walk along the Riverside Track earlier, there were lots of families out enjoying the sunshine! Sadly there were also children using the swings along the track and families taking a break on the seating too! The Covid Virus lives on surfaces , when we go out for our exercise we … View moreI had a lovely walk along the Riverside Track earlier, there were lots of families out enjoying the sunshine! Sadly there were also children using the swings along the track and families taking a break on the seating too! The Covid Virus lives on surfaces , when we go out for our exercise we should not touch any surfaces! We have to live and work now in new ways to save lives!

4 days ago

Can you help?

Jacqui Eyley from Age Concern Wellington

We're connecting volunteers with older people for help with shopping plus a friendly chat by phone or email. Can you let older people in your street know that help is available? Simply print the attached flyer and put it in their letterbox when you're out for your walk. Thank you! Flyer … View moreWe're connecting volunteers with older people for help with shopping plus a friendly chat by phone or email. Can you let older people in your street know that help is available? Simply print the attached flyer and put it in their letterbox when you're out for your walk. Thank you! Flyer is on the Read More link :-)

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2 days ago

How we're delivering the news during lockdown

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

It's a massively different world for everyone - and that includes the media. We're right in the middle of it - reporting on Covid-19, but also subject to the Government's rules, regulations and guidelines. Readers have many questions for us, particularly around its newspapers, here … View moreIt's a massively different world for everyone - and that includes the media. We're right in the middle of it - reporting on Covid-19, but also subject to the Government's rules, regulations and guidelines. Readers have many questions for us, particularly around its newspapers, here we answer some of those.
Pictured: our fully automated printing press

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1 day ago

Teddy Bear Hunt

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

Someone is trying to sneak out of the house...😂

Thanks Rebecca for sending it in ❤️

Did anyone see any teddy bears today?
Please remember if you are going for a walk:
✅stay close to your home
✅Only go by yourself or those you are self-isolating with
✅Keep your distance - keep the 2 … View more
Someone is trying to sneak out of the house...😂

Thanks Rebecca for sending it in ❤️

Did anyone see any teddy bears today?
Please remember if you are going for a walk:
✅stay close to your home
✅Only go by yourself or those you are self-isolating with
✅Keep your distance - keep the 2 meter rule

For more information about staying home and what that means – visit www.covid19.govt.nz...

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2 days ago

Finding our Alert Level 4 routine

New Zealand Government

This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to… View more
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.

Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.

Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.

We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.

Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.

Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
Read more now

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2 days ago

What you need to know from us on COVID-19

The team from Hutt City Council

We are doing all we can to support local people and businesses through this period. We know it will have a significant social and economic impact across the community

There are small and practical things we are doing right now to help ease the burden. We’ve removed charges for parking, … View more
We are doing all we can to support local people and businesses through this period. We know it will have a significant social and economic impact across the community

There are small and practical things we are doing right now to help ease the burden. We’ve removed charges for parking, suspending library fines, and we’re also establishing a $100,000 community resilience fund to support groups and initiatives.

The most important priority for us right now is keeping our people safe, and maintaining essential services - like waste collection, our roading network etc.

If you have any questions about work Council is doing, or our services during the lockdown period - visit our website or call us on 04 570 6666.

Rubbish and recycling
Rubbish collection continues as normal. You can buy council rubbish bags from supermarkets or dairies or arrange for a wheelie bin for your rubbish through a private company.

Glass only in recycling crates. All other recyclables either reuse or put into the rubbish.
Community recycling stations are closed.

Rates:
If you’re struggling to pay your rates due to COVID-19, contact us.
Call 04 570 6666 or email rates@huttcity.govt.nz
If you make a payment arrangement with us no penalties will be applied.

We’re here to help you get through.

Facilities:
During Level 4 almost all Council facilities are closed.
This includes all indoor facilities such as libraries, hubs, pools, gyms, and our admin building on Laings Rd.
It also includes outdoor facilities such as playgrounds and artesian water taps where there is risk of infection through shared equipment. The Riverbank car park is closed due to illegal rubbish dumping.

Cemeteries remain open at this stage for visitation, but please stick to the 2m distancing rule.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Just a reminder!

Grace from Hutt City Council

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

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10 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand … View more
Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2020 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
“A very humble man who has been sponsoring any and every cause that has been requested for well over 40 years. He sponsors so many causes in and outside of the neighborhood, goes out of his way to get the meal to the hungry animals, works through the night to fill orders, even on public holidays he steps in and runs the factory single handed to allow his staff time off. He is well past retirement but dedicated to keeping hungry animals supplied with food. No order is too big or too small for his fantastic team.”

AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
“Part of our lives for so many years. They offer a great business, post centre, the BEST fresh flowers and fruit & veg. I have NEVER known them to take a holiday. Kind and genuinely caring people who add so much to our community. You could not find a better Local Business Hero!”

WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”

BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
“The owners, Tony & Julie, are great at communicating and continually ask their customers if they stock the products they want, and if they don’t, they then get it in. They have a very friendly manner and their Managers and Staff are all attentive. Thanks to Tony & Julie for choosing Pyes Pa, you have fitted in well.”

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
“The staff are friendly and helpful.Also the owners will order in whatever is required,if it is not currently on their shelves.”

TARANAKI: Down to Earth
“As well as a range of healthy tasty foodstuffs and quality herbal supplements, they also provide a range of products to help with sustainable living. They have recently introduced a "bring-you-own-container" refill facility for dishwasher, shampoo and other cleaners. However the best thing about this store is the excellent service. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly word, offers of help, etc. It is always a pleasure to shop here.”

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
“Margaret and Veejay go out of their way to make sure customers get the freshest fruit and veggies in town and if they don't have what you want will ring around to source it for you. Despite being robbed and stabbed in daylight, they were open for business as usual the next day. They are held in high esteem locally.”

WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
“This man got out of Viet Nam by himself when he was13, sailed on a boat and spent time in camps before coming to NZ. He could not speak english. He purchased a local dairy and over the years has totally transformed and enlarged it providing employment to a number of locals. He is the ultimate friendly shopkeeper.”

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
“They deliver my prescriptions to me as I’m often unable to get them. They always make sure nothing I'm prescribed interacts with anything and they always explain how to take my meds thoroughly to me, which is important as I've had a brain stem stroke and somedays my brain is scrambled. Cath is wonderful at dropping them off for me. They do a really important and medically serious job with kindness"

CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
“The Vege Shop on Stourbridge is just the best little local biz in town. Mark and his wife Des always have a smile and time for a yarn. We feel so fortunate to have them just around the corner. They are awesome!”

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
“John is fantastic!!! He does everything from carpet repairs to chimney sweeping and pest control. I have him listed in my phone as John Everything! He has a brilliant attitude and has even come on public holidays at short notice.”

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 11.3% NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
    11.3% Complete
  • 14.6% AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
    14.6% Complete
  • 7.5% WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
    7.5% Complete
  • 4.3% BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
    4.3% Complete
  • 6.3% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
    6.3% Complete
  • 4.8% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    4.8% Complete
  • 14.1% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
    14.1% Complete
  • 18.5% WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
    18.5% Complete
  • 4.2% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
    4.2% Complete
  • 11.9% CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
    11.9% Complete
  • 2.5% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
    2.5% Complete
3036 votes
3 days ago

Free knitting pattern

Vonnie from Petone

Hi do any of you knitters have a free knitting pattern for 8ply wool for boys size 3years up wards just pain knitting nothing to fancy that you could email to me please vonniebeveridge@yahoo.co.nz
Thanks vonny

6 days ago

How are you keeping the 5-minute quiz workplace tradition going?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

As the lockdown takes force, we may be working from home, but one workplace tradition can live on - the 5-minute quiz. Many workplaces (including our journalists) have taken the quiz online, with a daily video chat. How are you doing the quiz? We'd love to see photos! Include caption details … View moreAs the lockdown takes force, we may be working from home, but one workplace tradition can live on - the 5-minute quiz. Many workplaces (including our journalists) have taken the quiz online, with a daily video chat. How are you doing the quiz? We'd love to see photos! Include caption details and you may even see it in the paper - or mark NFP (not for print) if you don't want it used.
Please note: due to copyright restrictions the quiz can not be shared online, by us or anybody else. It is available in the paper which is continuing to be delivered, or through an online subscription. Call 0800 339 000 or email subscribers@stuff.co.nz to subscribe.

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4 days ago

Do you need Regular Gardening Maintenance or Landscaping?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Is your garden messy, overgrown or just in need of general maintenance? Price Smart works with YOU to ensure your garden is left at a standard we’re both happy with. Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... for a reasonable estimate.

14 days ago

A painted tribute

Matt Tso Reporter from The Hutt News

Wainuiomata street artist Block Vandal has paid tribute to the Islamic community and police a year of from the March 15 terrorist attacks.
Two new figures have appeared on the Lego wall at the foot of the Wainui hill.
* If you don't want your comments used in an article, just add NFP at the … View more
Wainuiomata street artist Block Vandal has paid tribute to the Islamic community and police a year of from the March 15 terrorist attacks.
Two new figures have appeared on the Lego wall at the foot of the Wainui hill.
* If you don't want your comments used in an article, just add NFP at the end of your post.

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