Belmont, Lower Hutt

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1 day ago

Girls Clothing.

Jane from Naenae

Today i have heapza girls clothing available.There is too much,so will put out sparingly.Also have Raw beetroot in the Pataka plus frozen. Free !!!

7 hours ago

What do you know about the internet?

Stuff Fibre

We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the … View more
We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the internet. Be in to WIN 1 of 4 $50 Prezzy cards for your participation!
Take the survey

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7 hours ago

Vincents Annual Group Exhibition 2019

Vincents Art Workshop

It's time once again for the Vincents Annual Group Exhibition. This will be a showcase of the amazing artwork produced at Vincents over the past year.

Over 50 artists will be represented, featuring paintings, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, fibre arts, mixed media works and more.

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It's time once again for the Vincents Annual Group Exhibition. This will be a showcase of the amazing artwork produced at Vincents over the past year.

Over 50 artists will be represented, featuring paintings, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, fibre arts, mixed media works and more.

This is also a perfect opportunity to purchase unique artworks which would make wonderful Christmas gifts.

Everyone is welcome to attend the opening at 5:30pm, Wednesday 30th October at Vincents Gallery, Willis St Village, 5 /148 Willis St.
Find out more

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6 days ago

PC or Not? A Warning & A Last Chance to Act!

Richard from Hutt Central

A three-storey, 10+ metre high, 3.5 metre high/45˚ boundary recession plane development, having a site coverage of up to 60%, could becoming on a property near you!

Make no mistake, the claim that proposed Plan Change 43 residential intensification is going to be “targeted” in and around … View more
A three-storey, 10+ metre high, 3.5 metre high/45˚ boundary recession plane development, having a site coverage of up to 60%, could becoming on a property near you!

Make no mistake, the claim that proposed Plan Change 43 residential intensification is going to be “targeted” in and around transport hubs (alone), is at best propaganda and an over simplification, or at worst a patent deception.

Any Medium Density or General Residential zoned property is a potential target - from Eastbourne to Stokes Valley and the Western Hills to Wainuiomata, and this in addition to the nine (and no, that’s not a misprint) proposed Suburban Mixed-Use Activity Areas around these supposed “transport hubs.”

General Residential zoned land will likely require a minimum site area of 1,400m2, or thereabouts, but note that’s not a whole lot more than one of the old ubiquitous ‘quarter-acre’ dreams. Hill Residential and Historic Residential are to be spared, but these are in the substantial minority.

The hypocrisy of all this is that, the Council is purportedly here to protect our well-being, but not only are they potentially going to permit a significant, all-but indiscriminate impact on your sunlight, general privacy and amenity with these potential behemoths, but they could well endorse this while they know full-well that Melling is an identified flooding choke point - putting lives and property in harm’s way. Moreover, you will recall that they have only just recently announced a “Climate Emergency.” Beats me how increasing the density of buildings and population, while purportedly acknowledging an increased potential for flooding and sea-level rise, is consistent with such a declaration?

PC 43 is currently awaiting the decision of appointed Commissioners, with their recommendations to be put before the newly elected Council for final ratification (or, hopefully, otherwise if you make your views known) in the very near future. At this point, it’s looking more than likely that they’ll give it a “green light.” If this concerns you as it very well should, be sure that whoever you’ve voted for knows what you think and what you expect of them.

This whole intensification/densification process is couched on the belief that it will make housing more abundant and purportedly more affordable, yet one or two floors of those proposed developments around the nine transport hubs can be given over to commercial activities, such as cafés/restaurants/offices and the like. With our city centre languishing, is that what the Hutt really wants or needs? And, is that affordability going to be at the expense of living quality, general visual amenity and privacy?

Granted, that “affordability” might very well come about, but through the unintended consequences of creating an environment within which fewer people desire to live - and that quite apart from the social and health ramifications that have proven to follow such activity.

If this intensification were to be only around major transport hubs and then to be predominantly residential in character, then that has an element of merit, but elsewhere and indiscriminately so, that’s a definite “no” from me… what about you? What’s currently proposed is certainly not the kind of city and neighbourhood my family, friends or those with similar sentiments want to live in.

If you didn’t object to the original proposal, it’s still not too late to have your say. You can comment below and/or, more importantly, make an effort by making it known to those that you’ve chosen to represent you. This is no time for complacency – please take a stand for Your City and its future.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention – all ratepayers are going to be funding a full review of the District Plan that I believe has already commenced. Be advised, that such will be a long shot away from ‘small change’ in terms of cost folks. Tell me why then would we want to introduce PC 43 at this time? Generations will likely pass wearing the consequences of this potential blight on the cityscape, so why then jump into a stop-gap and very much ‘knee-jerk reaction measure’ in response to aspirational rather than real growth rates and, moreover, something that is in the early stages of a more comprehensive review in any event?

After nearly 60 years you may have noted that they’ve demolished some examples of our last foray into three-storey residential development and those were by the acclaimed architect, Gordon Wilson. Let’s not have a repeat anytime soon by less accomplished designers, more especially those given encouragement and mandated permission to maximise height and density, all the while minimising open spaces with an overriding profit motive that, potentially, will have a far greater detrimental impact on your neighbouring environment. Please don’t complain after the event if you’ve done nothing to prevent it, or at least caused pause for further thought.

Reply, join the "Group", or better still get in you local Council representatives ear if you want to have your say.

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15 hours ago

Countdown Words

Marysia from Whitby

If anyone wants message me.

Free

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15 hours ago

What's On: Lower Hutt Garden Circle

Margaret from Naenae

Jutta Chisholm is demonstrating how to make sprays and buttonholes. Amazing how little you need to make delightful items. All welcome. Afternoon tea provided. Reminder to members-Bus Trip fee due.
Lower Hutt Garden Circle
  • Senior Citizens' Room, Queensgate
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15 hours ago

Wanted to buy: Avalon area

Teri from Avalon

Queen Headboard Only, bolts to bed not on wall (not too expensive, under $100??)

16 hours ago

Join the Beaurepaires Club Today!

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Lower Hutt Rutherford Street

Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions … View more
Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions and more!

It couldn’t be easier join - just click READ MORE and visit the Beaurepaires Club page to join and view these deals. Your vehicle will thank you for it!

18 hours ago

WATCH: Beef & Spinach Pasta Bake

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, with some rainy spring weather today in Wellington is it time for some comfort food?

The whole family will enjoy this tasty bake, and it's economical too.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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18 hours ago

Logitech 2.4 GHz Cordless Presenter - black

Willem from Stokes Valley

Ideal for those who have to deliver frequent and professional presentations.

Focuses easily on your presentation. Easy to adjust. Gives automatic two and five minute vibration warnings. You can launch a slideshow and escape. Allows you to black out the screen. It has volume control. Integrated … View more
Ideal for those who have to deliver frequent and professional presentations.

Focuses easily on your presentation. Easy to adjust. Gives automatic two and five minute vibration warnings. You can launch a slideshow and escape. Allows you to black out the screen. It has volume control. Integrated Laser. Plug and Play with any PC/laptop - no Software needed - protective case included.

Contact: Wknibbeler@gmail.com
For product details visit: www.fishpond.co.nz...

Price: $50

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5 days ago

WATCH: Top 8 Kiwi TV ads we've loved

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, which of these classic Kiwi TV ads do you love?

If you were alive in New Zealand when they aired, you'll remember these adverts.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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21 hours ago

Feeling peachy 🍑✨

Bella Vita Hairdressing

🎨 Colour by Stacey 🎨
@hairspiration_xox

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22 hours ago

What's On: Heart Medications

Annette from Miramar

The Heart Foundation is holding FREE information sessions to discuss heart medications. Registered pharmacists will talk about the various medications, what they do and common side effects. Ph 4724780
Heart Medications
  • Ngaio Town Hall
4 days ago

New Mayor for Hutt City

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Campbell Barry has beaten Ray Wallace for the Hutt City mayoralty. With 95 per cent of votes counted, Barry had received 13,420 vs 11,462 for Wallace.

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