41 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Churchill

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This weeks story is about an ex SPCA pet called Churchill, who found a new home with his new mum Danni.

"We adopted Churchill back in November and he has been an absolute darling! He settled in really well. He loves a lot of attention, which is great because I mostly work from home, so he is basically my new best friend. We are really pleased to have him in our family."

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1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

22 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Andrew Gorrie provided these pictured of tūī feeding from Kelson.

14 days ago

Council will reconsider Lower Hutt Airport Flyer

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Greater Wellington Regional Council will reconsider offering an Airport Flyer service to Lower Hutt when the service returns in 2022.
The regional council is looking to take over the Airport Flyer service after the previous privately-run service was paused during the Covid-19 lockdown and then canned completely last in November.
However, an initial report prepared by council officers did not consider the option of a Lower Hutt service, instead only recommending a line between Wellington Airport and the Wellington Railway Station.
The regional council unanimously passed a motion agreeing to explore the option of a direct service from Lower Hutt to the Airport as part of a consultation on the region’s public transport plan.