40 days ago

False positive Covid-19 case in Wellington

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A case of Covid-19 picked up in Wellington has turned out to be a false alarm.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield on Thursday announced 13 new cases of community transmission in New Zealand – all outside Wellington.

But answering questions, he said there was a positive test that came up in Wellington. Re-testing came up negative, meaning it was a false-positive. To read more, click here

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7 hours ago

Rubbish and recycling is changing next year.

The team from Hutt City Council

A new weekly kerbside rubbish and fortnightly recycling service, paid for through rates, will be in place from 1 July 2021.

How will it work?

Recycling - For recycling, you will get a 240-litre wheelie bin for mixed recycling, and a 45-litre crate for glass both collected fortnightly.

Rubbish - For rubbish you will get to choose from three options:

• A 120-litre bin collected weekly (default option)
• An 80-litre bin collected weekly
• A 240-litre bin collected weekly

Green waste - You’ll also get to choose whether you want a 240L green waste bin, collected every four weeks.

What’s next?

We’ll be in contact with you later this year about bin options.

If you have a contract for your current rubbish collection, make sure you cancel it before 1 July 2021.

If you are a landlord you may wish to get in touch with your tenants soon about these changes.

More information:

We invite you to sign up to receive information as we begin to roll-out the new system.

More information on the changes can be found by visiting our website.

If you have immediate queries please email contact@huttcity.govt.nz
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7 hours ago

A vibrant, connected and resilient city.

RiverLink

RiverLink aims to transform Lower Hutt by providing better flood protection, enabling urban growth, improving transport connections and safety for central Lower Hutt.

Three agencies are working together with mana whenua – Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
Find out more

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15 hours ago

"Woburn" falcon

Louise from Woburn

Did you guys know there is a super cool New Zealand falcon, aka kārearea, that hangs around Woburn? I quite often see him flying down Woburn Road and snacking on little birds in Ludlam Park or the Hutt Rec. I'm so glad this rare endemic species is officially listed as "recovering", we are very lucky that some live in the Hutt. A magnificent bird.

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