Birchville, Upper Hutt

5 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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5 days ago

Important Coronavirus Update - Silverstream Health Centre

Silverstream Health

KEEP THIS IN MIND

Though the doors may be locked for everyone's safety, they will always be open for the sick and the injured.

From Monday 23rd March 2020, all general practice surgeries have been instructed to screen people entering their facilities and therefore apply a 'closed … View more
KEEP THIS IN MIND

Though the doors may be locked for everyone's safety, they will always be open for the sick and the injured.

From Monday 23rd March 2020, all general practice surgeries have been instructed to screen people entering their facilities and therefore apply a 'closed door' policy.

We will be providing consultations by phone, email or video.

If you have a prebooked appointment, your doctor or nurse will contact you via one of these methods. If they feel it is necessary to see you face-to-face they will organise this with you.

If you need to book an appointment, you must contact us by telephone or Manage My Health first.

If you have been advised by the governement to self isloate (eg you are 70 years of age or older or immunocompromised) and need medical assistance, please contact us by telephone or Manage My Health so we can help you. We have local pharmacies who can assist with home delivery medication.

To free up capacity in our services, we encourage you to consider postponing your routine appointments this week.

To help reduce the burden at After Hours facilities during this extremely busy time, we encourage all our patients to contact Silverstream Health Centre when we have our highest level of staffing (Between weekdays 9am and 5pm)

We will not be making face-to-face booking for the following non-urgent appointments:

Routine nurse appointments e.g. smears/wart treatment/ear syringes/blood pressure checks Scripts will be faxed to your pharmacy to reduce person to person contact so you will need to let us know your normal pharmacy.

Please do not stockpile medications. It is critical for us to maintain access to medicines across our community.

We will provide further updates on flu vaccination clinics and you can be assured that patients at highest risk of complications from influenza will be prioritised as a matter of urgency.

We are taking these measures to try and reduce the spread of COVID-19, to protect everyone in the community and to be able to continue caring for those most vulnerable.
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5 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Shona McFarlane Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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7 days ago

What will get you through the lockdown?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

With the deadline before the country heads into alert level 4 looming, everything from keyboards and work equipment, to board games, craft projects, DIY goods and even pets are being snapped up as people prepare for a month at home. What is top of your 'must get' list to get through the … View moreWith the deadline before the country heads into alert level 4 looming, everything from keyboards and work equipment, to board games, craft projects, DIY goods and even pets are being snapped up as people prepare for a month at home. What is top of your 'must get' list to get through the month?

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6 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
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6 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

6 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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6 days ago

We're making changes to how we do business in response to Covid-19 Alert level 4

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbours,

With the unfolding COVID-19 situation we wanted to let you know what steps Exceed is taking to ensure our clients, teams, their families and local NZ communities stay healthy and well…

CLICK ON LINK below to continue reading Covid-19 Update: www.exceed.co.nz...

TAKE CARE, STAY… View more
Hi Neighbours,

With the unfolding COVID-19 situation we wanted to let you know what steps Exceed is taking to ensure our clients, teams, their families and local NZ communities stay healthy and well…

CLICK ON LINK below to continue reading Covid-19 Update: www.exceed.co.nz...

TAKE CARE, STAY SAFE & BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER NZ!
#uniteagainstcovid19
From your
Exceed - we fix windows & doors Hutt Valley team

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6 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

7 days ago

We have NO LONG QUEUES to wait in..

Raewyn Richardson from Lagans Pharmacy - Wellness Clinic - Mobility Hub

We have NO LONG QUEUES to wait in..
Come by if you need our help. Use our rear carpark. We will come out to you.

**** FREE DELIVERY*******
#no queue as we aren't doing flu vaccinations.

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8 days ago

Hutt River vehicle access

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Greater Wellington Regional Council has closed vehicular access next to the Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River at Harcourt Werry Drive and the access on the stopbank near High Street in the south.

The restriction is aimed at discouraging camping and congregation in the light of the raised COVID-19 alert … View more
Greater Wellington Regional Council has closed vehicular access next to the Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River at Harcourt Werry Drive and the access on the stopbank near High Street in the south.

The restriction is aimed at discouraging camping and congregation in the light of the raised COVID-19 alert levels and directives from the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health. While the restriction will be in place until further notice, cyclists and pedestrians will continue to have access to pathways by the river.

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8 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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8 days ago

COVID-19: From Tuesday 24 March - weekend services start to roll out on all public transport modes

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In response to the Prime Minister’s address yesterday on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to weekend services across all public transport modes.

From Tuesday 24 March rail services will move to a special weekend timetable www.metlink.org.nz...

From Wednesday 25 March bus services … View more
In response to the Prime Minister’s address yesterday on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to weekend services across all public transport modes.

From Tuesday 24 March rail services will move to a special weekend timetable www.metlink.org.nz...

From Wednesday 25 March bus services will move to Sunday timetables. www.metlink.org.nz...

Further updates will be posted when available. Metlink thanks passengers for their patience at this time.

8 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
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