Maymorn, Upper Hutt

13 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

12 days ago

What's On: English Country Dancing

Ruth from Silverstream

I have a current ad in Whats on for English Country Dancing which is appearing weekly, thank you. The phone number for Ruth is incorrect and should be 5288332
English Country Dancing
  • English Country Dancing
12 days ago

Governance volunteers matter

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

Last week was National Volunteer Week and we spend time celebrating the impact that volunteers have in our country at all levels and in all places! Thank you to everyone who gives their time to others, you are to be treasured, and your gift to us all is very precious.

Governance volunteers … View more
Last week was National Volunteer Week and we spend time celebrating the impact that volunteers have in our country at all levels and in all places! Thank you to everyone who gives their time to others, you are to be treasured, and your gift to us all is very precious.

Governance volunteers matter...

Check out the blog I wrote for Volunteering New Zealand, about all the governance volunteers working behind the scenes in community organisations. We need to celebrate them and their work dedicated to keeping services running and communities and families intact.

A personal thank you to all the board members and governance volunteers that I have worked with across the country.

Contact me if you are part of a community organisation looking for some support for your governance team. I have mentoring and coaching spaces available now. Happy to chat to see how this support could work for you.

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14 days ago

New Stuff home page

Sue from Trentham

I just opened up Stuff and thought I had wandered in to some 1970's or 80's idea of a news home page. Obviously I really am not a fan. BTW if you click on any links the pages you go to are still in the previous format.
What do others think?

13 days ago

Hutt's hot chocolate challenge returns post-Covid and the entries are on fire

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hot chocolates have never been so hot! ?☕

The entries into Lower Hutt's “Sweet As” Hot Chocolate Challenge are exactly what you need on these cold days.

To read more, click here.

13 days ago

Hutt's hot chocolate challenge returns post-Covid and the entries are on fire

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hot chocolates have never been so hot! 🔥☕

The entries into Lower Hutt's “Sweet As” Hot Chocolate Challenge are exactly what you need on these cold days.

To read more, click here.

13 days ago

Are you ready to get Upcycling?

Resene

The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose … View more
The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose altogether, or just to give it an ‘extreme makeover'. Consider using the school holidays to get Upcycling with the smaller members of your household - or use the next rainy day to drag out the paint and your creativity!

In the meantime, check out some of the creative cookies from last year.
Pick your paints

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13 days ago

What's On: TurnAround 2020 (21/7 to 2/8)

David from Normandale

Guild of Woodworkers Wellington exhibition 10am - 4pm. Also activity weekend on 25th - 26th July to see expert craftspeople in action. Items will also be for sale.
TurnAround 2020 (21/7 to 2/8)
  • Odlin Art Gallery Hutt Art Society
13 days ago

Wellington Children's Hospital Mobile Phone Appeal

Kathryn from Recycling For Charity

Hi Everyone.

In partnership with Wellington Children's Hospital & Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Recycling For Charity is running a mobile phone appeal to raise money for much needed medical equipment for the Children's Hospital.

So get those old/broken/going phones that have been… View more
Hi Everyone.

In partnership with Wellington Children's Hospital & Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Recycling For Charity is running a mobile phone appeal to raise money for much needed medical equipment for the Children's Hospital.

So get those old/broken/going phones that have been put in the drawer and drop them off or send them in to us at the places listed in the photo.

We do ask that any iCloud / Knox / etc locks have been removed and a factory reset has been done before dropping the phone off. For more info please read the photo with this post.

Please share this with friends and neighbours as the Wellington Children's Hospital deal with children from approx New Plymouth and Hawkes Bay down to Wellington.

Thanks in advance

The RFC Team

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13 days ago

On the frontline

The Team from Wellington Water

Rain or shine, our frontline crews are out there working. It’s all part of providing an essential service.
Here we have Water Serviceperson Whare in Ngaio at work on a leaking main. It’s hard to make him out under all that gear but to be fair, it was pretty wet and cold.
So to all our crews … View more
Rain or shine, our frontline crews are out there working. It’s all part of providing an essential service.
Here we have Water Serviceperson Whare in Ngaio at work on a leaking main. It’s hard to make him out under all that gear but to be fair, it was pretty wet and cold.
So to all our crews working on the frontline this winter, every day, in all kinds of weather, thanks for your hard work to keep our three waters flowing, our drinking water, stormwater and wastewater (including hot showers!). Your work is appreciated.

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13 days ago

Donating old Playstation games to kids in hospital

Jared from Wallaceville - Whitemans Valley

Hi all

Before lockdown, I started putting together a donation of old Playstation games for the Wellington Regional Hospital Children's Wards. Now that we're moving around again, I can go and collect the games from those who had a couple to donate. Just leave a comment or send me a … View more
Hi all

Before lockdown, I started putting together a donation of old Playstation games for the Wellington Regional Hospital Children's Wards. Now that we're moving around again, I can go and collect the games from those who had a couple to donate. Just leave a comment or send me a message. And sorry if I missed it pre-lockdown.

Basically, the hospital has a couple of well-used old Playstation 2s that are crying out for a few more games.
There is specifically a real need for new or pre-loved G and PG rated PS2 games and PS4 games. They have a couple of PS4s on trolleys and one in the teen room, but the controllers have wandered.

Alternatively, there is also a real need for portable DVD players and older (PG) movies if that’s something you’d be interested in donating.

I can pick up the games from your letterbox in Upper Hutt or whatever is easiest. I work near Hutt Hospital so I could meet you out front if you would rather drop them off in Lower Hutt - whatever suits just send me a message.

Kind regards
Jared

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14 days ago
17 days ago

Motueka: New Zealand’s small-town doughnut capital

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

If you’re hungry, please step away from your phone or monitor. Would you try this cheeseburger doughnut? Read more about the small NZ team with some big doughnut dreams below.

14 days ago

Has Covid-19 affected whether you send your kid to school when sick?

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours, how has Covid-19 affected you when it comes to sending your child to school? Are you more likely to keep them home if they have mild cold symptoms? What guidance have you been given when it comes to keeping your child home?

(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not … View more
Hi neighbours, how has Covid-19 affected you when it comes to sending your child to school? Are you more likely to keep them home if they have mild cold symptoms? What guidance have you been given when it comes to keeping your child home?

(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your comments used on Stuff)

14 days ago

Housesitting/ Petsitting 🏡 🐶

Paige from Trentham

Hello Everyone,

Now that we are in Level 1, I am back up and running with my house and pet sitting!

I am a very reliable/ tidy person and have a lot of house and pet sitting experience. My Calendar is mainly clear (for now) but I am beginning to get some bookings, so if you’re planning on … View more
Hello Everyone,

Now that we are in Level 1, I am back up and running with my house and pet sitting!

I am a very reliable/ tidy person and have a lot of house and pet sitting experience. My Calendar is mainly clear (for now) but I am beginning to get some bookings, so if you’re planning on escaping for a wee weekend away in NZ or for a longer length of time, feel free to message me on here or on my mobile (0226524010) and I’ll see what I can do!

Thanks all! 😊

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