Waterloo, Lower Hutt

5 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Need new flooring in your Home!

Flair Flooring Xtra

Hi neighbours – The Flooring Xtra team are here to help you!

We have been in your neighbourhood for over 30years solving all your flooring needs. Often re-carpeting houses that we have done many years ago and helping to bring your homes back into fashion.

We have so many new styles and … View more
Hi neighbours – The Flooring Xtra team are here to help you!

We have been in your neighbourhood for over 30years solving all your flooring needs. Often re-carpeting houses that we have done many years ago and helping to bring your homes back into fashion.

We have so many new styles and textures that will simply transform your home.

As your Local Flooring Xtra store feel free to come in and browse the huge range of products available, look at our specials, and arrange free measure and quotes.

Our Friendly Team will be happy to help!
Find out more

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6 days ago

Colour pop tallboy

The Team from Resene ColorShop Naenae

Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can … View more
Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to makeover your furniture.

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6 days ago

TEDDY BEAR in your front window During quarantine.

Sandra from Normandale

Put a teddy bear in your front window and give a smile to a child nearby. Senior friend found her grands teddies and lined them up in the window, looked up to see a child walking with parents standing dancing at her gate and waving at teddy.....

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6 days ago

Life under lockdown

Matt Tso Reporter from The Hutt News

"Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and getting tailgated on the Wainuiomata hill" - some things never change.
* If you don't want your comments used in an article, just add NFP at the end of your post.

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6 days ago

What's it like in your area?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

On Thursday Wellington turned into a wasteland, the sound of wind replacing traffic on the morning commute. Like many of you, our reporters are working from home. But, on lockdown day one, we challenged them to provide you with a sense of what history looks like. Notebooks and cameras in hand, … View moreOn Thursday Wellington turned into a wasteland, the sound of wind replacing traffic on the morning commute. Like many of you, our reporters are working from home. But, on lockdown day one, we challenged them to provide you with a sense of what history looks like. Notebooks and cameras in hand, social distancing rules enforced, here's what they found. What's it like in your area?

6 days ago

***Our centres are CLOSED in New Zealand***

NumberWorks'nWords Lower Hutt

We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children … View more
We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children with the tuition they need to ensure their continued success.

NumberWorks’nWords would like to thank all our loyal families and hard-working staff for your support. Thank you for your understanding and adapting with us during this time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.

Keep an eye out for our April activities for you and your family.

Much love and kindness ❤️

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6 days ago

Selected Beaurepaires Stores Open During Lockdown

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Lower Hutt Rutherford Street

Unfortunately, your local Beaurepaires store is closed during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

To see which stores are open or to find out more information, please click the READ MORE button below.

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6 days ago

FOOD Supplies PaknSave

Dotty from Naenae

Hello I Live on Hewer Cres, and want to offer Neighbours on Hewer a supply run.
I’m heading out alone tomorrow, to get our fortnightly shopping, me and my husband always did this together but sadly this is now not possible.

I’m Not out to rip anyone off, i assure you i just want to help.
You … View more
Hello I Live on Hewer Cres, and want to offer Neighbours on Hewer a supply run.
I’m heading out alone tomorrow, to get our fortnightly shopping, me and my husband always did this together but sadly this is now not possible.

I’m Not out to rip anyone off, i assure you i just want to help.
You will need to have a debit card with payWave, your supplies wont be able to exceed $80 as this requires a PIN number, and i dont want to take your pin.
You’ll need to write your list down, along with your phone number, put this into your shopping bag with your bank card and can leave it by the letter box, ill collect this and return it leaving your stuff at the gate ill call you when I’m back.

I’m aiming to leave 10am tomorrow morning. Message me and ill send your my mobile number.
If you have an elderly neighbour? Ask them if they need something.

Stay safe out there and take care.

6 days ago

Let's look after each other

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourhoods can be a great source of support. Connect with each other through our Reach Out page, show kindness and compassion, and strengthen connections with your communities.

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.

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6 days ago

This Wellington business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Quoc Tran from Tutere Street Four Square. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now he needs your vote to give him a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Quoc Tran. Thanks for bringing … View more
A huge congratulations to Quoc Tran from Tutere Street Four Square. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now he needs your vote to give him a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Quoc Tran. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Eric Rooke from Waikanae: "This man got out of Vietnam by himself when he was 13, 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."
Vote for Quoc Tran

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8 days ago

Kind Deeds Good Thoughts [VIRUS Kind folk]

Sandra from Normandale

Senior Friend was in supermarket getting her last minutes, when a mature female about 3 metres away said 'NO Yeast, what will she do?'
Friend got the address and dropped off her 2nd pack [from her pantry] into the ladies letterbox, with a wave from the car window.


WHAT HAVE YOU … View more
Senior Friend was in supermarket getting her last minutes, when a mature female about 3 metres away said 'NO Yeast, what will she do?'
Friend got the address and dropped off her 2nd pack [from her pantry] into the ladies letterbox, with a wave from the car window.


WHAT HAVE YOU done for someone else today?

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7 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.

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