Eastbourne, Lower Hutt

8 days ago

Hutt River vehicle access

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Greater Wellington Regional Council has closed vehicular access next to the Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River at Harcourt Werry Drive and the access on the stopbank near High Street in the south.

The restriction is aimed at discouraging camping and congregation in the light of the raised COVID-19 alert … View more
Greater Wellington Regional Council has closed vehicular access next to the Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River at Harcourt Werry Drive and the access on the stopbank near High Street in the south.

The restriction is aimed at discouraging camping and congregation in the light of the raised COVID-19 alert levels and directives from the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health. While the restriction will be in place until further notice, cyclists and pedestrians will continue to have access to pathways by the river.

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8 days ago

Update to rubbish and recycling

Grace from Hutt City Council

Rubbish collection is an essential service in an emergency situation.

We have been advised that recycling is non-essential which means the recycling facility that receives our city’s recycling material has closed. We have been able to make arrangements for a glass recycler to take glass only.

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Rubbish collection is an essential service in an emergency situation.

We have been advised that recycling is non-essential which means the recycling facility that receives our city’s recycling material has closed. We have been able to make arrangements for a glass recycler to take glass only.

What this means for you and us

Be responsible. Please don’t dump your rubbish and recycling. Kerbside rubbish collection is continuing. You can buy bags at the supermarket or contact a commercial company for a private wheelie bin service.

If you continue to use the recycling crates please only use these for glass. Please do not put anything else in your recycling crate – this only makes it harder for the collection people. Please note we cannot advise when our full recycling service will restart.

Our community recycling stations will close effective 5pm today as they cannot take all recyclables. To discourage illegal dumping the bins will start to be removed from tomorrow. The sites will be monitored.

The Seaview recycling station is privately owned and is now closed to the public. Account holders only (and these are mostly businesses) can continue to use the Seaview station.

For more information, click the link below 👇👇👇

8 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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8 days ago

COVID-19: What we're doing

Grace from Hutt City Council

10am UPDATE:
Silverstream Landfill - Silverstream Landfill is closed to the public from 5pm Tuesday 24 March.

From Wednesday 25 March waste will be accepted from existing account holders only. The landfill will be closed to account holders on Saturday afternoons and all Sunday.

If you are not an … View more
10am UPDATE:
Silverstream Landfill - Silverstream Landfill is closed to the public from 5pm Tuesday 24 March.

From Wednesday 25 March waste will be accepted from existing account holders only. The landfill will be closed to account holders on Saturday afternoons and all Sunday.

If you are not an existing account holder and need to urgently dispose of hazardous waste please email wlg@tonkintaylor.co.nz.

The Earthlink recycling facility is now closed. Hold onto these items for now or you may know someone else who could use them.

See our website for more information.

Days Bay Wharf - The Days Bay Wharf will be closed off for the duration of the lockdown.

The East by West Ferry stopped operating on Monday 23 March and will be out of operation for a minimum of 4 weeks.

8 days ago

COVID-19: From Tuesday 24 March - weekend services start to roll out on all public transport modes

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In response to the Prime Minister’s address yesterday on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to weekend services across all public transport modes.

From Tuesday 24 March rail services will move to a special weekend timetable www.metlink.org.nz...

From Wednesday 25 March bus services … View more
In response to the Prime Minister’s address yesterday on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to weekend services across all public transport modes.

From Tuesday 24 March rail services will move to a special weekend timetable www.metlink.org.nz...

From Wednesday 25 March bus services will move to Sunday timetables. www.metlink.org.nz...

Further updates will be posted when available. Metlink thanks passengers for their patience at this time.

8 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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10 days ago

PUHA

Julia from Wainuiomata

Due to the closure of the Saturday morning river bank car park market, I am needing to source puha from someone local. It's the food staple of 2 pet bunnies, 1 rescue bunny residing with HUHA & 5 rescued guinea pigs. I do go foraging but am unable to find it. Does anyone have a fairly … View moreDue to the closure of the Saturday morning river bank car park market, I am needing to source puha from someone local. It's the food staple of 2 pet bunnies, 1 rescue bunny residing with HUHA & 5 rescued guinea pigs. I do go foraging but am unable to find it. Does anyone have a fairly unlimited supply I can forage/buy every week? Supermarket produce is limited and mostly not suitable for them, and the Hutt City Council is rapidly leveling the good forage spots that have not been weed-sprayed.

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9 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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12 days ago

Have you changed how you travel?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Honesty is the new policy with Wellington train commuters now having to 'clip' their own tickets. A new cashless regime, to cut contact between passengers and staff, will see no ticket checking staff or cash sales on trains from March 23. Buses are also going cashless. Have you stopped … View moreHonesty is the new policy with Wellington train commuters now having to 'clip' their own tickets. A new cashless regime, to cut contact between passengers and staff, will see no ticket checking staff or cash sales on trains from March 23. Buses are also going cashless. Have you stopped using public transport?

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9 days ago

COVID-19: What we're doing

The team from Hutt City Council

4.30pm UPDATE:

Laings Road Admin Building - From this evening all facilities will close, including the front desk at Laings Road Admin Building. Our resources will be redirected to our virtual contact centre.

Parking - Hutt City Council will stop enforcing parking charges across Lower Hutt for … View more
4.30pm UPDATE:

Laings Road Admin Building - From this evening all facilities will close, including the front desk at Laings Road Admin Building. Our resources will be redirected to our virtual contact centre.

Parking - Hutt City Council will stop enforcing parking charges across Lower Hutt for the next 48 hours. This will enable people to access essential services in our city, and allow people to plan for our move to level 4, without any charge for parking.

4pm Monday 23 March

To help control the spread of COVID-19, all Hutt City Council facilities are temporarily closed. This includes swimming pools, libraries, gyms, community hubs, computer clubhouses, museums, community halls, playgrounds, parks and sportsfields.

Rubbish collection is an essential service and especially during situations like COVID-19. For Lower Hutt this means that your kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service will continue. Due to reduced staffing on the trucks (to enable staff to work safely and at distance from one another) the service may be a little slower than usual, but it will still be collected. So please be patient. This also means that recycling may not always be able to be sorted as it has been and in that case may have to be taken to landfill for a period. Normal recycle processing will resume as soon as possible.

Community recycling stations – these will continue to be open for cardboard and paper. These stations are cleared by a front loading truck so there is no handling by people. Please note however that if too much material is left at these recycling stations and especially if rubbish is left there they will be closed. So please only use these for what you need.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL
visit huttcity.govt.nz/covid19
email contact@huttcity.govt.nz
call +64 4 570 6666 | 0800 HUTT CITY

9 days ago

METLINK MOVES TO SUNDAY SERVICES FROM WEDNESDAY

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In response to the Prime Minister’s address today on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to Sunday services across all public transport modes from Wednesday 25 March.

Metlink GM Scott Gallacher says, that while there are still a number of issues to work out, all trains and buses will … View more
In response to the Prime Minister’s address today on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to Sunday services across all public transport modes from Wednesday 25 March.

Metlink GM Scott Gallacher says, that while there are still a number of issues to work out, all trains and buses will move to Sunday services after Tuesday.

“We’ll work to deliver to the current timetables across the network tomorrow but from first thing Wednesday morning, Sunday timetables will be implemented,” says Mr Gallacher.

Buses will no longer board from the front door. Metlink apologises to customers who rely on the accessibility options provided at the front door and encourages customers to find out more about Total Mobility services during this time by calling 0800 801 700.

Customers will be encouraged to continue their own physical distancing practices on all trains and buses, leaving a space next to them where they can.

“We’re still working out what this might mean for Wairarapa rail services and will provide more updates when they become available,” says Mr Gallacher.

UPDATE: As part of the move to Sunday timetables, Metlink school bus services will not run from Wednesday.

9 days ago

Accessing Council services from home

The team from Hutt City Council

Did you know you can access many of our services from home?

Here’s just some of our more commonly used services that you can access online, you can find a full list on our homepage under “Do it here”

🏠 Rates
🐶 Dog registrations
🏗 Building consents

For questions or assistance call … View more
Did you know you can access many of our services from home?

Here’s just some of our more commonly used services that you can access online, you can find a full list on our homepage under “Do it here”

🏠 Rates
🐶 Dog registrations
🏗 Building consents

For questions or assistance call us on 04 570 6666 or email contact@huttcity.govt.nz

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9 days ago

COVID-19

The team from Hutt City Council

Important information for our community

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday we have closed all of our community facilities. This covers libraries, hubs, pools, clubhouses, museums, art gallery, community houses, community halls and the Ricoh Sports Centre.

Our main office… View more
Important information for our community

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday we have closed all of our community facilities. This covers libraries, hubs, pools, clubhouses, museums, art gallery, community houses, community halls and the Ricoh Sports Centre.

Our main office at 30 Laings Road, Animal Services offices at Seaview and Wellington are open. Extra precautions are in place to safeguard you and our staff.

Please note the Silverstream landfill and Wainuiomata cleanfill are staying open.

We'll continue to update our website with the latest information on Council's response.

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