53 days ago

Lower Hutt at Orange

Jamie Dobson from Hutt City Council

From Friday 3 December, Lower Hutt is at Orange under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System).

This means people will be required to show their My Vaccine Pass at most of our community facilities, including:

๐ŸŸ  Libraries,
๐ŸŸ  Pools and Fitness facilities,
๐ŸŸ  Neighbourhood Hubs,
๐ŸŸ  The Dowse & Petone Settlers Museum
๐ŸŸ  Community Pop-up spaces, and
๐ŸŸ  Lower Hutt Events Centre

Visit our website for more information:

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8 hours ago

What you need to know about masks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Are you wearing a mask when you leave home?
With so many on the market, it can be confusing as to what is the best bet. Click on Read More to find out more about masks.
Here are some tips on how to get the best use of a mask.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a mask that fits well wonโ€™t have any gaps and will prevent air from flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the mask.
โ€œIf the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath.โ€
People with beards can use a mask fitter or brace to help the mask fit tightly over their face.
When wearing a disposable mask, the coloured side โ€“ usually blue โ€“ goes on the outside, and the edge with a piece of wire, or something similar, in it goes over your nose. The coloured side is water-resistant, while the white side is more absorbent and will suck up droplets and aerosols produced by the wearer.

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8 hours ago

Are you prepared for Omicron?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

With experts predicting that numbers are about to rise rapidly we all need to be prepared.

A basic medical kit should include the following:
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, a thermometer and re-hydration medicines like Hydralyte. Sore throat treatments such salt gargles, honey, or perhaps a local anesthetic lozenge or spray could also be useful.

Also think about having a plan as to how you get basics like bread and milk if you are isolating. Have you talked to neighbours about how you can help each other?

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4 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Miley Belle and Molly.

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Robert Mackenzie from Upper Hutt is the proud owner of Miley Belle and Molly.
"Here are two of our retired cats, Miley Belle on the lefty and Molly on the right.
Their motto is Monday to Friday we do nothing and Saturday and Sunday we rest."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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