Silverstream, Upper Hutt

39 days ago

Coronavirus champions

The Team from Wellington Water

So great to see essential workers, or coronavirus champions, being celebrated!

Our crews have had to make some adjustments to the way they work, but they are still out in the community making sure water is delivered to your home and that your waste is taken away.

So what exactly does essential … View more
So great to see essential workers, or coronavirus champions, being celebrated!

Our crews have had to make some adjustments to the way they work, but they are still out in the community making sure water is delivered to your home and that your waste is taken away.

So what exactly does essential work look like for us? Stuff attended a leak repair that water service person Mafutaga Laufiso and service delivery manager Steve Watt were working on to see what it’s like carrying out this essential work.

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40 days ago
41 days ago

Tune In To Your Neighbourhood

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi there Neighbours!

With numerous gigs, concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled as a result of the level 4 response, we want you to dance the lockdown away with the new Neighbourly Spotify Playlist! Make your suggestions in the comments below - recommend anything you like on there, as … View more
Hi there Neighbours!

With numerous gigs, concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled as a result of the level 4 response, we want you to dance the lockdown away with the new Neighbourly Spotify Playlist! Make your suggestions in the comments below - recommend anything you like on there, as well as tunes you think your Neighbours will enjoy. Chuck in some taste-breakers, one-hit wonders or some good old Kiwi classics - it really doesn’t matter. So if you’re running out of ideas on things to do, why not a dance party?

Just remember: keep it PG, refrain from putting any songs in the mix that may cause offence to your Neighbours. You can find the playlist here.

Happy raving NZ!
Reach out

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40 days ago

Marsden Yr6-13 Scholarships open, entry 2021

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Your daughter is invited to join the Marsden learning environment, where her wellbeing and happiness are considered foremost, so that she is in the best position for learning.

Apply now for a Marsden Scholarship for entry in 2021. Academic, sport, cultural and general scholarships are available.… View more
Your daughter is invited to join the Marsden learning environment, where her wellbeing and happiness are considered foremost, so that she is in the best position for learning.

Apply now for a Marsden Scholarship for entry in 2021. Academic, sport, cultural and general scholarships are available.

Applications for Year 6, 7 and 9 Scholarships close on 14 May. Our campus is currently closed, but our learning continues and enrolments are open.

Click here for a virtual tour and to learn more.
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42 days ago

How old is your teddy bear?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

In these strange lockdown times, boasting rights come in all shapes and seizes. Hawke's Bay resident Liz Pindar, 78, reckons her bear, Gandhi, may well be the oldest teddy in New Zealand. The bear was present for coronation of King George V in 1911. Do you have an older teddy?

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41 days ago

Silverstream doctor operating out of NZ's first mobile coronavirus testing centre

Matt Tso Reporter from Upper Hutt Leader

Dr Kim Hurst is travelling around the Hutt Valley with two hired campervans to people who may have virus but are struggling to leave their homes.
* If you don't want your comments used in an article, just add NFP at the end of your post.

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41 days ago

Thanks so much to all NZ Gardener readers!

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

I just wanted to update everyone as to what is happening with the next copy of your favourite magazine. With the current restrictions we aren’t able to print or distribute at the moment, but we are working hard on a fantastic May issue for you and it will be on sale as soon as the restrictions … View moreI just wanted to update everyone as to what is happening with the next copy of your favourite magazine. With the current restrictions we aren’t able to print or distribute at the moment, but we are working hard on a fantastic May issue for you and it will be on sale as soon as the restrictions ease! I am hearing from so many readers right now about how their gardens have never been more important to them than they are now, so I want to ensure you get your NZ Gardener, packed with beautiful pictures, expert advice, inspiration and information as quickly as possible, so you can enjoy your own garden even more. Meanwhile, when you do your next shop, we’d love it if you could pick up a copy of the April issue which is on sale now (you can add a copy to your online shop too). As you’ve probably heard on the news it is a tough time for magazines right now, and we are incredibly grateful for the support of our regular readers and (especially!) our subscribers. If you are in a position to subscribe, or share your own love of plants and gardening by buying a subscription as a gift for someone else, then we’d be incredibly grateful: mags4gifts.co.nz.... Stay safe and enjoy the extra time in your garden everyone! Jo

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49 days ago

Artisian WATER Petone, Lower Hutt etc.

Nina from Pinehaven

I don't see any reasonable reason WHY the council closed our precious water supply and now we have even to buy water. Has anybody the same experience and has some ideas how to deal with the council.

43 days ago

Taking a chainsaw to the teddy bear craze

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Why settle for a soft toy teddy bear when you have a tree stump and a chainsaw?
The coronavirus Teddy bear craze that has swept New Zealand has not escaped Mark Phillips, who lives on the road rural Moonshine Rd that winds the back-and-beyond north of Wellington.
So when he found himself chopping … View more
Why settle for a soft toy teddy bear when you have a tree stump and a chainsaw?
The coronavirus Teddy bear craze that has swept New Zealand has not escaped Mark Phillips, who lives on the road rural Moonshine Rd that winds the back-and-beyond north of Wellington.
So when he found himself chopping down a tree for firewood on his property he started to get a little creative with his chainsaw.

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44 days ago

How long did you wait in the supermarket line today?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Supermarket shopping under lockdown has become both an event and an ordeal, with long waits the new normal in much of the country. But queues were especially long on Saturday, as people rushed to restock larders after a single day's closure. Did you go to the supermarket on Saturday? What was … View moreSupermarket shopping under lockdown has become both an event and an ordeal, with long waits the new normal in much of the country. But queues were especially long on Saturday, as people rushed to restock larders after a single day's closure. Did you go to the supermarket on Saturday? What was your experience?

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44 days ago

Can you help us help our frontline this Easter?

ShieldsUp

ShieldsUp is a volunteer driven initiative of over 500 Kiwis, 3D printing, manufacturing and distributing face shields to our medical and emergency heroes across the country facing Covid-19 head on.

Within two weeks, we have delivered over 5,000 face shields, but we are still hearing the calls … View more
ShieldsUp is a volunteer driven initiative of over 500 Kiwis, 3D printing, manufacturing and distributing face shields to our medical and emergency heroes across the country facing Covid-19 head on.

Within two weeks, we have delivered over 5,000 face shields, but we are still hearing the calls of many. As the government and DHB’s publicly assure us that all necessary equipment is readily accessible, the demand for our face shields continues to grow daily, with requests for 30,000 shields.

If you would like to help us help them, sign up to volunteer at shieldsup.org.nz, or make a donation to ensure we can continue to produce and distribute our shields to protect our frontline heroes.

ShieldsUp, offering protection to Kiwi’s against COVID-19.
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45 days ago

Gardening and landscaping

Claire from Taita

Hi,

I am wanting to get some old weedmat pulled up and removed and some garden boxing fixed would u be best to get a landscaper to do this or would gardeners or hire a hubby do this?

Does anyone have any recommendations of companies? Hopefully max budget $5000

45 days ago

Easter Wishes from Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbours,

We hope you have a Safe and Happy Easter this weekend! Enjoy this quality time with your bubble and remember, we'll get through this together ... All we need is a little LOVE and a WHOLE LOT of CHOCOLATE :)
#stayathome #savelives #staysafe
#bekind #uniteagainstcovid19

From … View more
Hi Neighbours,

We hope you have a Safe and Happy Easter this weekend! Enjoy this quality time with your bubble and remember, we'll get through this together ... All we need is a little LOVE and a WHOLE LOT of CHOCOLATE :)
#stayathome #savelives #staysafe
#bekind #uniteagainstcovid19

From all of us at
Exceed - we fix windows & doors

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45 days ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Upper Hutt

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you … View more
Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.

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