Birchville, Upper Hutt

20 days ago

Have you changed how you travel?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Honesty is the new policy with Wellington train commuters now having to 'clip' their own tickets. A new cashless regime, to cut contact between passengers and staff, will see no ticket checking staff or cash sales on trains from March 23. Buses are also going cashless. Have you stopped … View moreHonesty is the new policy with Wellington train commuters now having to 'clip' their own tickets. A new cashless regime, to cut contact between passengers and staff, will see no ticket checking staff or cash sales on trains from March 23. Buses are also going cashless. Have you stopped using public transport?

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17 days ago

METLINK MOVES TO SUNDAY SERVICES FROM WEDNESDAY

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In response to the Prime Minister’s address today on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to Sunday services across all public transport modes from Wednesday 25 March.

Metlink GM Scott Gallacher says, that while there are still a number of issues to work out, all trains and buses will … View more
In response to the Prime Minister’s address today on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to Sunday services across all public transport modes from Wednesday 25 March.

Metlink GM Scott Gallacher says, that while there are still a number of issues to work out, all trains and buses will move to Sunday services after Tuesday.

“We’ll work to deliver to the current timetables across the network tomorrow but from first thing Wednesday morning, Sunday timetables will be implemented,” says Mr Gallacher.

Buses will no longer board from the front door. Metlink apologises to customers who rely on the accessibility options provided at the front door and encourages customers to find out more about Total Mobility services during this time by calling 0800 801 700.

Customers will be encouraged to continue their own physical distancing practices on all trains and buses, leaving a space next to them where they can.

“We’re still working out what this might mean for Wairarapa rail services and will provide more updates when they become available,” says Mr Gallacher.

UPDATE: As part of the move to Sunday timetables, Metlink school bus services will not run from Wednesday.

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17 days ago

Isolation

Mike from Trentham

All people arriving in NZ should be directed to an isolation camp much as the first lot of suspects were rather than flying, taxiing or busing around the the country contaminating people and surfaces. If they don't like it tough. Arrive in Auckland or Wellington etc, without any sense of the … View moreAll people arriving in NZ should be directed to an isolation camp much as the first lot of suspects were rather than flying, taxiing or busing around the the country contaminating people and surfaces. If they don't like it tough. Arrive in Auckland or Wellington etc, without any sense of the hazards generated in teaching final destination. The govt dropped the ball on this. The naivety of many NZers is astounding

17 days ago

Our response to coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert level 2

Writers Plot Bookshop

Due to all our regular volunteers being in the 'high risk' category we have closed the physical shop from the date of the announcement, Saturday 21st March. This will be reassess on a day by day based on the information provided to us. The online shop remains open for business 24/7.
As … View more
Due to all our regular volunteers being in the 'high risk' category we have closed the physical shop from the date of the announcement, Saturday 21st March. This will be reassess on a day by day based on the information provided to us. The online shop remains open for business 24/7.
As the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to evolve, we are taking advice from the official government sites and so we are implementing these measures to protect the health of our customers and our volunteers, while ensuring our on-line services continue to operate as normal.

Our books are still available for purchase via the website shop on line pages.
Contact us by email at writersplotreadersread@outlook.com or message us through our facebook page and we can arrange pick up from the shop or drop off for local (Upper Hutt) customers.

For information on how to keep safe during this time - covid19.govt.nz...
This website contains everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place.

17 days ago

We are here to help support you.

Raewyn Richardson from Lagans Pharmacy - Wellness Clinic - Mobility Hub

We are here to help support you.
If you have a prescription ask your doctor to fax it to us on 04 5283850. We will text you when the prescription arrives with us.
If you are unable to get in to see us and have no one who can, please ask us to deliver to you.
To protect each other from infection … View more
We are here to help support you.
If you have a prescription ask your doctor to fax it to us on 04 5283850. We will text you when the prescription arrives with us.
If you are unable to get in to see us and have no one who can, please ask us to deliver to you.
To protect each other from infection we can come out to see you in our dedicated rear car park on Criterion Lane. Just phone us from your car on 04 5282540.
If you need a health consult or natural medicine we can discuss these with you by phone or FaceTime, or come to you in our car park as above. Please be patient and mindful of our time.
If you need information about the Coronavirus call 0800 358 5453.
If you need the influenza vaccine please see your GP or another pharmacy.
Let’s keep each other safe and maintain 2 metres between each other.
We are aiming to keep up phone contact with those we know have medical needs and live alone with little support. Please advise us via email if you know someone who meets this criteria and is not receiving support. Better yet, please support them if you can.
This is a difficult time for many, and we want to be here for our community. So let’s choose to be kind, considerate and positive. After all it’s impacting everyones lives. We’re all in this together.

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17 days ago

Hutt International Boys School - CANCELLED Open Day

Hutt International Boys School

***CANCELLED OPEN DAY***

HIBS - Building Men of Character since 1991

HIBS open Day Planned for Saturday, 28 March is no longer taking place.

Enrolment Packs have been emailed to those on our Year 7, 2021 enrolment database. If you haven't received a pack but are interested in … View more
***CANCELLED OPEN DAY***

HIBS - Building Men of Character since 1991

HIBS open Day Planned for Saturday, 28 March is no longer taking place.

Enrolment Packs have been emailed to those on our Year 7, 2021 enrolment database. If you haven't received a pack but are interested in enrolment for 2021, please contact the HIBS school office on (04) 528 6227. The deadline for enrolment applications is Thursday 9 April.

For more information please visit our website.
Find out more

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18 days ago

Metlink response to COVID 19

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

We know public transport is an essential service, and we’re focussed on ensuring you continue to have access to our region’s network during this time.

Listen to Scott Gallacher, General Manager for Metlink, explain the measures we are putting in place to stay one step ahead of COVID-19.

17 days ago

METLINK PUBLIC TRANSPORT UPDATE ON DRIVERS AGED 70+

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In accordance with Central Government advice, for the health and safety of staff and passengers, all Metlink bus drivers aged 70+ will not be part of operating our transport network at this time.

About 70 of Metlink’s 500 bus drivers are aged 70 or over and in accordance with the Ministry of … View more
In accordance with Central Government advice, for the health and safety of staff and passengers, all Metlink bus drivers aged 70+ will not be part of operating our transport network at this time.

About 70 of Metlink’s 500 bus drivers are aged 70 or over and in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines, they are advised to remain at home. Less drivers means there will need to be cancellations to some services across the bus network.

We are currently looking at where cancellations will need to take place and are encouraging Metlink customers to keep up to date with service changes by checking Metlink’s website, App and Real Time Information screens.

18 days ago

COVID-19: GREATER WELLINGTON CLOSES OFFICES

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

In line with advice from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz) and the Ministry of Health, Greater Wellington Regional Council is closing its offices to the public and encouraging all office based staff to work from home.

Greater Wellington’s critical field based staff … View more
In line with advice from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz) and the Ministry of Health, Greater Wellington Regional Council is closing its offices to the public and encouraging all office based staff to work from home.

Greater Wellington’s critical field based staff in areas such as harbours, parks, flood protection and environmental roles are also being encouraged to apply physical distancing practices.

Public Transport across the region will continue to operate to existing timetables. Passengers are encouraged to leave the seat next to them empty if they can.

19 days ago

Be Neighbourly, and...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Covid-19 separating us physically, we need to ensure we aren’t making any group of people feel distant from our community. Let's continue to show our Kiwi spirit and support reach other #RaceRelationsDay2020

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19 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reach Out is a hub for Kiwis to find and give support from others during this global pandemic. Head over to the page and share how you're coping, how you can support each other, and what everyone is doing to embrace the changes that are happening around us. Visit page

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20 days ago

Former Pupils of Brown Owl School

Sandra Alexander from Upper Hutt: Wider Community Connectivity

It is with sadness (although many say tis a sign of 'progress') that I have been watching the beginning of the demise of our former school
A house has been removed from Aniseed Grove to create access to a new subdivision.
Yet another demo of considering the lack of infrastructure to … View more
It is with sadness (although many say tis a sign of 'progress') that I have been watching the beginning of the demise of our former school
A house has been removed from Aniseed Grove to create access to a new subdivision.
Yet another demo of considering the lack of infrastructure to cope!.
The buildings are in the process of being stripped down to clear the site.
For myself ... no-one can remove the actual memories thank goodness.

22 days ago

Poll: Would you be able to self isolate at home for 14 days?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Ministry of Health advice is to avoid face-to-face contact, even with immediate family members, at closer than two metres for more than 15 minutes, not sharing dishes, meals or a bedroom, cleaning all surfaces you touch after every use, separating your towels, toothpaste and other supplies.

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Would you be able to self isolate at home for 14 days?
  • 7% Impossible
    7% Complete
  • 23.4% I can manage some of these measures but staying two metres away from loved ones
    23.4% Complete
  • 69.6% If necessary, I can do all the above to protect myself and my family
    69.6% Complete
1009 votes
24 days ago

How would you stop yourself going stir crazy?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

With more and more people going into self-isolation because of coronavirus, people have been stocking up on basics. But what about entertainment? Netflix, board games, deep cleaning the fridge - how will you stay sane if you have to go into isolation?

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