58 days ago

'Don't be alarmed by staff wearing masks' - emergency services

Matt Tso Reporter from Upper Hutt Leader

As the country moves into its second week of lockdown emergency agencies are continuing to operate as essential services but are taking additional measures to keep their staff and the public safe.
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More messages from your neighbours
37 minutes ago


Sandra from Timberlea

Finally! Your contribution to education is beginning to be recognised.
Thank you all so very much for the contributions you have made to so many (children and teachers).
The education system can not run without you all.
Kia kaha.

8 hours ago

Low-tech solution

The Team from Wellington Water

Sometimes a low-tech tool is the answer.

A blocked stormwater pipe in Titahi Bay led to a CCTV investigation, which identified a blockage about 7 meters from the manhole cover. A water jetter was winched through the pipe and cleared out cans, bottles, Lego blocks and other bits of plastic, but a tangle of roots seen on the screen wouldn’t budge.

Here we have Servicepersons Grayson (at the back holding the handle) and Tito using a corkscrew extended to 7 meters to clear roots out of the pipe.

1 day ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.