More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

3 days ago

Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here:

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email if you’d like to be kept up to date on the latest news coming from the committee.

31 minutes ago

A garage can become a home

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Could you live in a double garage? An innovative Petone project shows that converting garages might be he way to deal the housing shortage in Lower Hutt.

Architect Ben Jagersma of First Light Studio has turned a a double garage in to a 48 square-metre house. architect Jagersma believes that it could be a proto-type for converting homes into garages throughout Lower Hutt.

What do you think of the idea of converting garages into homes?