East Harbour, Lower Hutt

11 hours ago

Pet of the Day

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.

The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
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The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.

The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz

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24 minutes ago

What's On: Social singing

Anna from Tawa

A fun, inclusive singing group. All are welcome and no experience is needed. Wide range of songs, led by two music therapists. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Social singing
  • Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
3 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

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32 minutes ago

What's On: Karori Community Singers

Anna from Tawa

A fun, inclusive singing group that runs in term time. No experience needed. Wide range of songs, led by a music therapist. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Karori Community Singers
  • St Mary's Anglican Church
2 days ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in … View more
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

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Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 75.7% Yes
    75.7% Complete
  • 24.3% No
    24.3% Complete
610 votes
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4 hours ago

What's On: Karori Community Singers

Anna from Tawa

Every Wednesday during school term. A fun, inclusive singing group for all ages and abilities. Led by a music therapist with a wide range of songs. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Karori Community Singers
  • St Mary's Anglican Church
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4 hours ago

What's On: Karori Community Singing

Anna from Tawa

A fun, inclusive singing group for all ages and abilities. No experience necessary. Led by a music therapist with a wide range of songs and styles. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Karori Community Singing
  • St Mary's Anglican Church
8 hours ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Kelburn Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank?
Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!
For a … View more
Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank?
Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!
For a reasonable estimate, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.

"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as … View more
This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.

"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as a small tree, which hadn't as yet flowered, from our first home in Standen St. Thanks heaps Deb."

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1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

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We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Super Insect Cards

Colleen from Epuni

Have some to swap. Looking for No 58 and the top right corner of the butter fly puzzle. Also if anyone has a spare book. Thanks

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1 day ago

Redpolls - like small streamlined sparrows with a splash of red

Louise from Woburn

Redpolls (Carduelis flammea) are tiny finches which look like they’ve been blooded in some primal hunting ritual. They are supposedly common, but yesterday evening was the first opportunity I’ve had to both study them closely and get some decent photos. I was watching a tui when a small flock … View moreRedpolls (Carduelis flammea) are tiny finches which look like they’ve been blooded in some primal hunting ritual. They are supposedly common, but yesterday evening was the first opportunity I’ve had to both study them closely and get some decent photos. I was watching a tui when a small flock of around a dozen arrived in the kowhai tree, jittering and singing like caffeinated pixies. I couldn’t believe my luck and hurt my neck peering upward, afraid they would take off before I had the opportunity to see them properly. The light was going, it was after 6.00pm and all but the very top of the tree was in shadow. I need not have worried, they were settling for the night and I left before they did. The female only has a red streak on the top of her head, whereas the male looks like he ate a rare steak without cutlery. Manor Park, Lower Hutt.

1 day ago

Nintendo Switch wanted to buy

Monica from Waterloo

Hi I have been saving for a second hand Nintendo switch. If you have one hanging around gathering dust I would be excited to take it off your hands for a good price!

Price: $100

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1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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2 days ago

A beautiful day for oystercatchers

Louise from Woburn

It’s a beautiful day. The sediment from the rivers stirred up from the recent rain has settled and the water is not so brown and angry-looking. Petone beach is littered with driftwood debris and colourful interesting natural flotsam pulled from the seafloor by the ripping tides. The variable … View moreIt’s a beautiful day. The sediment from the rivers stirred up from the recent rain has settled and the water is not so brown and angry-looking. Petone beach is littered with driftwood debris and colourful interesting natural flotsam pulled from the seafloor by the ripping tides. The variable oystercatchers/tōrea pango (Haematopus unicolor) are having a field day, dining on tuatua and whelks washed ashore by the large swells we’ve had. It feels pretty warm, I've taken my cardy off. I'm ready for work now. How could I possibly be grumpy today?

1 day ago

Our special EVENTS newsletter

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

Hello All,

Isn't it lovely having a bit of sun?!

There are so many fun events coming up, so we have put together a special EVENTS newsletter for you to keep up-to-date.

Enjoy and take care x

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