Birchville, Upper Hutt

6 days ago

Activation’s Month of Mud, June 2020!

The team from Upper Hutt City Council

Coming soon on the Activation Facebook page is Month of Mud!

Stay tuned for mud pie competitions, gardening and worm farm tips, local bush walks, mud themed books and activities all with the theme of mud and connection to Papatuanuku.

Month of Mud is fun the whole family can enjoy!
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7 days 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 … View more
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.

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6 days ago

YEEHAH for all our TEACHER AIDES

Sandra from Timberlea

www.nzherald.co.nz...
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.

6 days 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 … View more
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.

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6 days ago

More Upper Hutt History ...

Sandra Alexander from Upper Hutt: Wider Community Connectivity

.... WOW! I have just finished reading:
"Reggie's Trombone" by Peter Hall.
Talk about "Turning Back the Clock"!
I was engrossed, as it brought back so many memories of Upper Hutt in the sixties.
What vibrant times we had as youth in Upper Hutt.
Was also great to read … View more
.... WOW! I have just finished reading:
"Reggie's Trombone" by Peter Hall.
Talk about "Turning Back the Clock"!
I was engrossed, as it brought back so many memories of Upper Hutt in the sixties.
What vibrant times we had as youth in Upper Hutt.
Was also great to read many, NOW, familiar names (via Neighbourly) in the "Credits".
A big thanks to all those who contributed to ensure our past is not forgotten.

7 days ago

Poll: What do you think of CCTV on private homes?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If … View more
I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

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What do you think of CCTV on private homes?
  • 92.4% Yes, they're OK.
    92.4% Complete
  • 4.6% I'm not sure.
    4.6% Complete
  • 2.9% No, they're not OK.
    2.9% Complete
1872 votes
7 days ago

Ryman pioneers certainty

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman’s Peace of Mind guarantees provide a little certainty in your retirement. Our affordable base weekly fee is fixed for life*, our deferred management fee is capped at 20 per cent, one of the lowest around, and villages provide independent living, assisted living and a full range of care … View moreRyman’s Peace of Mind guarantees provide a little certainty in your retirement. Our affordable base weekly fee is fixed for life*, our deferred management fee is capped at 20 per cent, one of the lowest around, and villages provide independent living, assisted living and a full range of care options. These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

*Some conditions apply.

Visit our website to find the village that’s right for you.
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7 days ago

New Projects

Architectural Designer from 3DR Design & Draughting Ltd

3DR Design and Draughting is now able to start you working with you on your new project.
Due to COVID 19 and having knee surgery I have not taken on any new clients for the last two months which leaves me in the unique position to start your job within the next week
With many Architects and … View more
3DR Design and Draughting is now able to start you working with you on your new project.
Due to COVID 19 and having knee surgery I have not taken on any new clients for the last two months which leaves me in the unique position to start your job within the next week
With many Architects and designers having wait times of over 8 weeks take the opportunity to get your project underway in the very near future
First n First severed
Steve
3DR Design and Draughting Ltd

7 days ago

Best Selling Revlon Colorstay Foundation only $16.90

Stephen from Kiss and Makeup

Huge Range of Shades (30+ options). Free Fast Contactless Delivery (orders $50+). Awesome Kiwi Service. Afterpay. Eco Bags. Tree Planting. Great Makeup Shouldn't Cost The Earth™.

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8 days ago

Community Strength & Balance Exercise Classes

Sport Wellington

Stay active and strong with older adult strength and balance classes.

The Community Strength & Balance page on the Sport Wellington website has information about a variety of online and in-person classes which are run by local instructors and designed to help you improve your strength and … View more
Stay active and strong with older adult strength and balance classes.

The Community Strength & Balance page on the Sport Wellington website has information about a variety of online and in-person classes which are run by local instructors and designed to help you improve your strength and balance.

Classes are part of the Live Stronger for Longer movement which aims to help people remain healthy, active and independent as they age and include Tai Chi, Pilates, seated exercise and more.

They are available for anyone to try so give one a go today!
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14 days ago

Recycle Station

Arun from Wallaceville - Whitemans Valley

Recycle station in Upper Hutt is closed permanently, so neighbors how are you all managing?

9 days ago

Inside New Zealand's hidden cave hotels

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

From Waikato to the Bay of Islands, we reveal three subterranean secret spots you can escape to #backyourbackyard

10 days ago

Over 65? We want to hear from you!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

We are looking for feedback from Neighbourly members throughout New Zealand on their health and wellbeing - and whether they saw our recent programme with TVNZ, Healthy For Life.

We'd love you to take our survey. It'll only take a couple of minutes.
Take the survey

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10 days ago

Are you a local business needing support?

Support Local Shop Local

We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) … View more
We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) you'll know you're helping a proudly local company.
Find out more

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10 days ago

Answers to your property price questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a … View moreHey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a live Q&A to help answer your property questions.

We had a huge response, so if you sent in a question or dropped in for the chat, thank you. If you missed it, you can still check out the recap, here.

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