Avalon, Lower Hutt

2 hours ago

Election 2020: Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Ikaroa-Rāwhiti's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders … View more
Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Ikaroa-Rāwhiti's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

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1 day ago

Don't forget to change your clocks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a… View more
New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a seamless transition, with modern electronic devices adjusting automatically. However, older devices may need to be adjusted manually.
Do not forget it is also a good time to check emergency plans, survival kits and smoke alarms.

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1 day ago

Paint bubbles repair...

Mac from Stokes Valley

Can anyone tell me the best way to repair paint bubbles on exterior house paint please?

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4 hours ago

What's On: Living with Heart Failure

Annette from Wellington Central

The Heart Foundation is hosting FREE information sessions to discuss living with heart failure. Clinical Nurse Specialists in heart failure will talk about understanding, managing heart failure and medical treatments.
Living with Heart Failure
  • Cosmopolitan Club
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4 hours ago

What's On: Living with an ICD

Annette from Wellington Central

The Heart Foundation is holding a free information session about ICDs for the Hutt Valley. Run by Lin Coleman, Specialty Clinical Nurse in Heart Rhythm Management.
Living with an ICD
  • Auditorium Learning Centre, Level 1, Clock Tower Building, Hutt Hospital
5 hours ago

Holidays are here!

NumberWorks'nWords Lower Hutt

We know that our team here at NumberWorks'nWords are looking forward to recharging the batteries over the holidays while preparing for more fun with maths and English in Term 4.
We hope you all have a great break, and have the chance to relax and have some fun with your families!

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6 hours ago

Avalon property sells for $801,008

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home at 223 Taita Drive in Avalon has sold for $801,008. That's 34 per cent above the median capital value in the suburb of $600,000.

The 180sqm home is larger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Avalon is 130sqm. The sale was completed on August 12, 2020.

This information … View more
A home at 223 Taita Drive in Avalon has sold for $801,008. That's 34 per cent above the median capital value in the suburb of $600,000.

The 180sqm home is larger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Avalon is 130sqm. The sale was completed on August 12, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

7 hours ago

Community Based Testing centres

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

If you, or a family member has COVID-like symptoms, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You may be referred to a community based testing centre (CBAC), or your GP for a test.
Testing is free and locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Please note that the Wellington Hospital CBAC is now at … View more
If you, or a family member has COVID-like symptoms, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You may be referred to a community based testing centre (CBAC), or your GP for a test.
Testing is free and locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Please note that the Wellington Hospital CBAC is now at 196-200 Taranaki Street.

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8 hours ago

Time to pop in to Upper Hutt and check out Warhol exhibition

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If you are looking for something to do in the bad weather then check out Andy Warhol's Pop Garden at Expressions Upper Hutt.
It features a dazzling array of flowers in a hall of mirrors, accompanied by rock music.
The exhibition runs until December.

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1 day ago

What's On: Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts

Richard from Woburn

This week's concert is a piano showcase by students at the NZSM, presented by Jian Liu. Koha Entry. Complimentary drinks from 11.30
Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts
  • St Mark's Church
1 day ago

What's On: Sunday Afternoon Toastmasters

Kim from Silverstream

Overcome public speaking nerves. Improve your confidence, communication and leadership skills in a safe and friendly environment. Join us for our next meeting on Sunday. Ph 028 434 4704
Sunday Afternoon Toastmasters
  • Hearing Association Hutt Valley
1 day ago

More free stuff

Alena from Taita

hi again everyone
We have a water blaster and a cross trainer exercise machine for anyone who would like it.

Free

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1 day ago

Walk around the Wainuiomata Coast line

Louise from Woburn

A couple of weeks back my husband and I decided to take on a trek around a bit of Fitzroy Bay and out to the seal colony at Turakirae Heads. It blows like the clappers around there, but if you can catch it on a good day the tracks are well formed and flat. Ironically, we saw more seals behind … View moreA couple of weeks back my husband and I decided to take on a trek around a bit of Fitzroy Bay and out to the seal colony at Turakirae Heads. It blows like the clappers around there, but if you can catch it on a good day the tracks are well formed and flat. Ironically, we saw more seals behind various rocks near the car park on Coast Road than out at the seal colony where they are quite spread out and not so easily viewed (you'll see what I mean when you get there). From a naturalist's point of view the coast is very rewarding. I observed my first New Zealand pipit and managed to get a couple of pics. I haven't logged it yet on iNaturalist, but it will be the first recording of one for Lower Hutt.

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2 days ago

Paintings

Pip from Naenae

Does anyone know anything about these oil paintings?

7 days 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", … View moreDid 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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1 day ago

Toys

Jane from Naenae

Hi neighbours,Do you have any new or used toys the kids no longer play with.On 28th Nov,I am Hosting a Fun Day at Avalon Park for Chidren 5- 11yrs an need toys or what ever u think we can give to brighten their Day.Watch this space for our Poster.Collecting from Tomorrow till 31st Oct Nga mihi

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