East Harbour, Lower Hutt

27 days ago

Wastewater discharge - Martinborough Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Team from Wellington Water

An ongoing issue at the Martinborough Wastewater Treatment Plant has again resulted in a discharge of partially treated wastewater into the Ruamahanga River. This occurred on Monday 27 January between 9.20am and 11.30am.

Wellington Water is sorry that this has happened again and for the delay in … View more
An ongoing issue at the Martinborough Wastewater Treatment Plant has again resulted in a discharge of partially treated wastewater into the Ruamahanga River. This occurred on Monday 27 January between 9.20am and 11.30am.

Wellington Water is sorry that this has happened again and for the delay in reporting the issue to the Council. Action is now under way to get in front of this issue and to improve protocols in communicating to both Council and customers.

Although discharging treated wastewater to the river is a consented activity under the right conditions, when the river is low these types of discharges are invariably a breach of resource consent.

The Martinborough Wastewater Treatment Plant will have a review in order for potential points of operational failure to be identified ahead of time; this work has been prioritised for the next few days.

This discharge event and the previous one involved issues with the irrigator, which meant that discharge to adjacent land didn’t happen. With the storage ponds being full and no discharge to land possible, the designed contingency is discharge to the river, which we know is unacceptable.

Authorities at Regional Public Health and Greater Wellington Regional Council as well as iwi and community liaison group representatives have been notified.

The first incident occurred between 9.45pm on Tuesday 14 January and 10am Wednesday 15 January 2020, this resulted in 90,000 litres of partially treated wastewater discharged to the Ruamahanga River.

This latest incident resulted in 100,000 litres of partially treated wastewater discharged to the river, as well as 300,000 litres of fully treated wastewater.

Due to the dilution factor in the river, it’s understood that public health and recreational water user risk from all discharges was negligible.

However, Wellington Water is committed to doing better with how wastewater discharges enter the environment and are working on options for this. A full incident response and investigation of the outcomes of this work will be released when completed.

27 days ago

FREE - BBQ and Elipitical Rider

Chris from Petone

These two items are well-used. Must arrange to pick up from central Petone.

BBQ is approx 10 years old. You will need a gas bottle and a cover for it.

Elipitical Rider still in awesome working condition. A bit of surface rust on bars. Does squeak a little when used, but easily fixed if know… View more
These two items are well-used. Must arrange to pick up from central Petone.

BBQ is approx 10 years old. You will need a gas bottle and a cover for it.

Elipitical Rider still in awesome working condition. A bit of surface rust on bars. Does squeak a little when used, but easily fixed if know how.

Please PM if interested.
Thanks...

Free

27 days ago

Paint on a crate

The Team from Resene ColorShop Petone

Painting can be relaxing, and calming, a bit like an adult colouring book.

Think of this painted wooden crate project as an opportunity to paint mindfully, plus a handy way to take care of the clutter in a colourful way.

All you need is a wooden crate, sandpaper, your favourite Resene testpots… View more
Painting can be relaxing, and calming, a bit like an adult colouring book.

Think of this painted wooden crate project as an opportunity to paint mindfully, plus a handy way to take care of the clutter in a colourful way.

All you need is a wooden crate, sandpaper, your favourite Resene testpots and a little imagination.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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27 days ago

Toyota Starlet 1997 Glanza S

Benjamin from Waterloo

Fantastic little car for sale, cheap to run (7L/100km), sport model of the ever reliable Toyota Starlet. It’s nippy, handles well and has been serviced regularly.

There’s plenty of life left in this car, with major components that wear, already replaced:
-Full engine renewal at 240,000kms; … View more
Fantastic little car for sale, cheap to run (7L/100km), sport model of the ever reliable Toyota Starlet. It’s nippy, handles well and has been serviced regularly.

There’s plenty of life left in this car, with major components that wear, already replaced:
-Full engine renewal at 240,000kms; with cambelt, water pump, and radiator also replaced
-Full set of new mid-range tyres with <7,000kms of wear
-Wheel bearings replaced at 270,000kms
Motor fluids have been renewed & changed regularly and minor consumables replaced (cv joints, brake pads etc.). Wheel alignment done today.

It has done 283,000kms, has a WOF till 14 March 2020, Registration till 11 June 2020

Cosmetically, it’s in an average condition, I’m happy to describe it honestly (also see photos). A low speed roundabout crash years ago, led to the front left panel and suspension being replaced, no structural damage. The passenger side lock has been patched over, after a loser burglary attempt. Like other cars of this age, the clear coat is fading on the roof/bonnet, there are plenty of guides online to fix this (never bothered me). The corners have a few scratches, interior in good condition.

Other features: Airbags, A/C, rear seat folds down fully, good speakers, automatic transmission

This is a fantastic low cost fun car, don’t believe me, see the reviews. Only selling due to our family outgrowing it, sad to see it go. www.productreview.com.au...

$1,250 firm, it’s priced fairly. Please private message me for a viewing/test drive.

Price: $1,250

28 days ago

Dirty, Broken, Dusty Blinds?

Noel from Wainuiomata

Call us we can help.
Hi I'm Noel, and with my wife Debbie we own and operate "Venetian Blind Cleaners"
We offer a pick up and delivery service or you can drop off your Blinds to our Workshop to save Money. We can with "Ultrasonics" Sound waves passing through water and … View more
Call us we can help.
Hi I'm Noel, and with my wife Debbie we own and operate "Venetian Blind Cleaners"
We offer a pick up and delivery service or you can drop off your Blinds to our Workshop to save Money. We can with "Ultrasonics" Sound waves passing through water and use environmentally friendly products.
We also repair and install your blinds as required
Contact us on 027 213 0215
or info@venetianblindcleaners.co.nz
www.venetianblindcleaners.co.nz...

Negotiable

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28 days ago
28 days ago

The Curtain Store is locally owned

The Curtain Store

Dennis Lind and the friendly, knowledgeable team at The Curtain Store provide a combination of good old fashioned service and expert advice.

Their crafted curtains, drapes, blinds and nets (terylenes) can be found in homes of happy customers all around the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Wellington … View more
Dennis Lind and the friendly, knowledgeable team at The Curtain Store provide a combination of good old fashioned service and expert advice.

Their crafted curtains, drapes, blinds and nets (terylenes) can be found in homes of happy customers all around the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Wellington region, including all the newest housing developments and Summerset Retirement Village.

With over 50 years combined experience, they ensure our customers get exactly the right product for their needs. They get to know customers’ design style and what they want, then use their knowledge to apply what works technically. “This definitely comes up with a superior result,” owner Dennis says. “Knowledge combined with understanding makes a huge difference. “There is nothing better than a customer loving what we have done – that is what all our staff live for - we don’t just want to make a sale – we work hard to make customers happy,” he says.

The Curtain Store has one of New Zealand’s largest' libraries of cut length display samples and one of the largest ranges of fabric rolls in store, which gives plenty of choice and design scope when decision making.
While The Curtain Store specialises in made to order drapes, blinds and other window treatments, plus everything needed for those keen to make their own. They are locally owned and offers a free, no-obligation, measure and quote.

The Curtain Store, 8 Queen Street, Upper Hutt. Phone 0508 4 DRAPES
Find out more

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29 days ago

2020 Short Courses - Powertalk Speakwell

Carol from Petone

Come along to meet new friends. Join in with some challenging fun and learn something at the same time.

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31 days ago

Poll: E-scooters: should they stay or should they go?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington is in a spin over e-scooters, with the city council receiving nearly 5000 submissions ahead of a decision on whether 800 electric scooters, operated by Uber-owned Jump and local startup Flamingo, will stay on the streets for the duration of an 18-month trial. What do you want to happen … View moreWellington is in a spin over e-scooters, with the city council receiving nearly 5000 submissions ahead of a decision on whether 800 electric scooters, operated by Uber-owned Jump and local startup Flamingo, will stay on the streets for the duration of an 18-month trial. What do you want to happen to the e-scooters?
www.stuff.co.nz...

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E-scooters: should they stay or should they go?
  • 17% Keep them, they're great
    17% Complete
  • 43.4% Keep them, but with better rules and enforcement
    43.4% Complete
  • 38.2% Get rid of them
    38.2% Complete
  • 1% Not sure
    1% Complete
  • 0.4% Other (comment below)
    0.4% Complete
1407 votes
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29 days ago

Team Training Group

Dallas from Wainuiomata

Kia Ora Omata!

If you're contemplating any fitness and/or health goals for 2020 then keep reading.

4Foundations is looking to start up their outdoor team training group again here in the Nui.

WHAT: 2 x 4week Outdoor Team Training (General group and Youth group). Equipment and music … View more
Kia Ora Omata!

If you're contemplating any fitness and/or health goals for 2020 then keep reading.

4Foundations is looking to start up their outdoor team training group again here in the Nui.

WHAT: 2 x 4week Outdoor Team Training (General group and Youth group). Equipment and music provided.

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WHEN: General group (Tues/Thurs) starting on the 11th Feb, 6-7pm @ $120pp.

Youth group (Mon/Wed) starting from the from 10th Feb, 6-7pm @ $80pp.

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WHERE: Outside Wainuiomata Community Centre near the BBQ area. Easy parking!

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WHO: For anyone. All fitness levels welcome!

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WHY: Improve the lives of Wainuiomartians through their physical foundation.

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I already have 3 people keen for the general group and I am already training 4 teenagers (15-18). So if you'd like to see your teens being more active outdoors or you want to join the general group, then comment below or send me a private mail so I can get a good gauge on numbers!

Chur!

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30 days ago

What's your view of school uniforms?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Many parents can't afford them, their children invariably hate them - in his column today, Dave Armstrong asks: why are we still sending kids to school in boring public school uniforms? What's your view?

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30 days ago

Female, 50, and looking for a job? Good luck

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the difficulties of finding work when you're female and over 50. Anecdotally we are aware of women being shut out of the workforce around this time. If you can relate, and are willing to talk about your experience, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

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