Eastbourne, Lower Hutt

19 days ago

⚠POWER OUTAGE UPDATE - SOUTH WAIRARAPA⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

During this morning’s power cut we were able still to deliver drinking water across the Wellington region and South Wairarapa. Reservoirs were able to manage the demand, and storage is recovering in reservoirs now that treatment plants are operational.

For Featherston and Greytown residents, as … View more
During this morning’s power cut we were able still to deliver drinking water across the Wellington region and South Wairarapa. Reservoirs were able to manage the demand, and storage is recovering in reservoirs now that treatment plants are operational.

For Featherston and Greytown residents, as the reservoir that supplies your area is taking longer to recover, we would appreciate it if you could reduce your water consumption where you can. We’ll share another update when you can use water normally again. Thank you for your patience.

19 days ago

⚠POWER OUTAGE UPDATE 11.45AM⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

Thanks again for your patience as we worked through this power outage. We can confirm everything is up and running as it should be, and all residents in the Wellington region and South Wairarapa can continue with their regular water use.

Crews will continue to investigate the network throughout … View more
Thanks again for your patience as we worked through this power outage. We can confirm everything is up and running as it should be, and all residents in the Wellington region and South Wairarapa can continue with their regular water use.

Crews will continue to investigate the network throughout the day.

19 days ago

⚠ POWER OUTAGE UPDATE 10.30AM ⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

Power has been restored to the region, and the majority of the pumping stations and all treatment plants are back online. We are investigating the wider network to ensure everything is operating as normal.

We continue to ask the wider Wellington region to be mindful of their water consumption, and… View more
Power has been restored to the region, and the majority of the pumping stations and all treatment plants are back online. We are investigating the wider network to ensure everything is operating as normal.

We continue to ask the wider Wellington region to be mindful of their water consumption, and ask South Wairarapa residents to continue to reduce their water consumption and avoid flushing their toilets. Reducing demand allows the assets to operate without added pressure when they come back online.

All of the critical assets including pumping stations and treatment plants have generators in operation as part of our resilience plan. We also have mobile generators available for other pumping stations.

19 days ago

Power outage

Grace from Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt and surrounding areas are currently experiencing an unplanned power outage.

At this stage our pools, hubs and our libraries are closed - but this may change.

Our front desk at Laings Road is open and our contact centre is taking calls - 04 570 6666.

The Silverstream Landfill is open.
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Lower Hutt and surrounding areas are currently experiencing an unplanned power outage.

At this stage our pools, hubs and our libraries are closed - but this may change.

Our front desk at Laings Road is open and our contact centre is taking calls - 04 570 6666.

The Silverstream Landfill is open.

We are seeking advice from Transpower as to how long the power will be out. We will update you as soon as we know more.

Traffic lights are out so be careful if you have to travel.

19 days ago

Open Days: 20 and 22 March

Queen Margaret College

Would your daughter enjoy being at a school where sustainability, school spirit, and sisterhood thrive?

Do you want to give your daughter every chance of reaching her potential, and taking her place in the world?

We offer an environment that encourages initiative, grows confidence and … View more
Would your daughter enjoy being at a school where sustainability, school spirit, and sisterhood thrive?

Do you want to give your daughter every chance of reaching her potential, and taking her place in the world?

We offer an environment that encourages initiative, grows confidence and nurtures passions for learning.

Girls. Year 1-13. Boarding options available. Co-ed pre-school.

CBD location. Close to public transport.

Friday 20 March
School in Action
9am to 12.30pm
You and your daughter can walk through our classrooms and be part of different activities.

Sunday 22 March
Open Day
10am to 1pm
Perfect for the whole family.

We invite you to visit our school.
53 Hobson Street, Thorndon

Go to our website to register your interest.
Find out more

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20 days ago

Willis Street works nearing connection stage

The Team from Wellington Water

The first stage of the work to connect a new wastewater pipe in Willis Street, replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December, is expected to be complete by the end of March.

Wellington Water Group Manager Tonia Haskell says the final stage of pipe … View more
The first stage of the work to connect a new wastewater pipe in Willis Street, replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December, is expected to be complete by the end of March.

Wellington Water Group Manager Tonia Haskell says the final stage of pipe laying along Willis Street is being completed using trenchless methods to lay the pipe underground and below existing services at the Ghuznee Street end.

“This means we’re now approaching one of the last and most complex parts of the job, to connect the new permanent underground pipe to the network and decommission the overland pipe along Willis Street.

“To achieve this we will need to shut down the wastewater pumping stations close to the harbour that send flows up to and along the overland pipe. We’ve been doing a lot of planning for this as it is risky and at all costs, we want to avoid spilling any wastewater into the harbour.

“We need low tide, dry weather, low wastewater flows and ensuring that all existing city wastewater storage is empty so it can take the flow. We also have contingency planning in place including sucker trucks, and ensuring the old interceptor is clear to support management of the wastewater flows.”

Ms Haskell says all this is expected to take place in the week of 23 March pending having optimal conditions.

“If we get heavy rain for example, we wouldn’t be able to turn off the pump stations to disconnect the overland pipe due to the risk of overflowing in the harbour. So in that instance the work would be delayed.”

This phase of the work is expected to take between 6-8 hours, however, it will require Dixon Street between Willis and Victoria Street to be closed to through traffic for up to three days. This is to allow the underground pipe to be exposed, the connection to be made, and then the road to be reinstated. One lane of Willis Street will be opened for for local traffic, travelling one-way from Ghuznee Street entrance.

The pipe ramp will still be in place so the road cannot be used as a main thoroughfare and there will still be no parking along the section of Willis Street between Ghuznee and Dixon streets. Traffic controllers will be onsite to assist throughout.

“Once the permanent pipe is connected, we can remove the overland pipe and bring in contractors to reseal the road. We are talking with Wellington City Council now about reinstatement of the road, which we’d expect to take one to two days. The focus will then shift from Willis Street to laying new pipe in the adjoining slipway down the motorway. This is expected to be complete mid-year but will have minimal traffic impacts.”

Meanwhile, investigative drilling work is being done to determine the best approach to sealing the tunnel at the separate Dixon Street site.

“Work to drill the final boreholes will continue this week and once that is completed, we’ll be able to do a thorough geotechnical assessment of the ground conditions to allow us to complete design work.”

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20 days ago

Card table and two chairs

Adriaan from Wainuiomata

This square table measures 740 mm in height, 750 mm x 750 mm in width. Is ideal for jig-saw puzzles or card and board games. In excellent near-new condition.

Price: $60

27 days ago

Does anyone remember this event?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Wellington. We’re excited to launch the Old Wellington Neighbourly Group. Join your neighbours to explore Wellington of the yesteryear and share photos and memories of how Wellington used to be. Tell us what you know about this event and you could win a $50® Prezzy card. Join Group Now

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22 days ago

Should e-scooters have a speed limit?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The Government wants to set a 15 km/h speed limit for e-scooters, as part of a raft of changes to make footpaths more pedestrian friendly.
Pedestrians and people using wheelchairs would have right of way, while people on e-scooters and "other transport devices" would be allowed to use … View more
The Government wants to set a 15 km/h speed limit for e-scooters, as part of a raft of changes to make footpaths more pedestrian friendly.
Pedestrians and people using wheelchairs would have right of way, while people on e-scooters and "other transport devices" would be allowed to use cycle lanes. The changes will be put out to consultation, ending on April 21. What's your view of the proposed changes?

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20 days ago

Ryman pioneers a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Offering a peek behind the curtain, Ryman have released behind the scenes footage from their recent film. Showcasing their passion for life, Ryman residents from New Zealand and Australia feature in the film. Let’s meet the stars.

“If I hear music, I just want to dance – body seems to just… View more
Offering a peek behind the curtain, Ryman have released behind the scenes footage from their recent film. Showcasing their passion for life, Ryman residents from New Zealand and Australia feature in the film. Let’s meet the stars.

“If I hear music, I just want to dance – body seems to just move!” says dancer Audrey, 84. Poet Brian, 86, says “Poetry helps me to question and understand the meaning of life”, followed by a witty “– haven’t worked out what it means yet”.

As their residents blaze their own trails, Ryman matches that pioneering spirit. “Ryman villages offer living choices to suit everyone so that you can live the way you want.
Learn more

21 days ago

Have micro-credentials helped you get ahead?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Gone are the days of getting one qualification out of school to see you through your working life. Now, upskilling, online courses and on-the-job training are all part of making your way up the career ladder. 

We want to talk to people who have completed micro-credentials, bitesize qualifications… View more
Gone are the days of getting one qualification out of school to see you through your working life. Now, upskilling, online courses and on-the-job training are all part of making your way up the career ladder. 

We want to talk to people who have completed micro-credentials, bitesize qualifications for specific skills. 

Perhaps you've pieced together a full qualification by doing online courses, or maybe you've taken a workshop rather than investing in a six-month course. We'd love to hear from you - email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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