56 days ago

Earthquake Preparedness for Apartment Dwellers

Chris Moore from Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

🏢Do you live or work in a high rise building in the Wellington region?🏢

Our shaky little capital can be a bit wild at times, and those who live or work in high rise buildings face unique challenges especially during an earthquake.

That's why we have developed (with help from you guys!) some FAQs on how you can get better prepared.

For more information check out 👉getprepared.nz...

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35 minutes ago

Mass recall of popular reusable coffee cups

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reusable coffee cup manufacturer Biopak has issued a recall for some products, due to the possibility of part of the cup detaching when liquid is present.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) issued the recall on September 30, advising people to stop using it immediately as a user could be burnt or scalded.

What you need to know:

- Contact Biopak or ring 0800 246 725 to get a refund on faulty items.

- The products were sold from January 2013 to September 2020

- All resuable coffee cups (8oz, 12oz, 16oz) in plain green or white should be
returned to Biopak.

- Those with custom names “SexieCoffie”, “Columbit”, “Echo”, “Hedland”, “Crop to Cup” or “Home Grain”. Should be returned immediately.

To find out more about this recall, see the government recall website.

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1 hour ago

Light rail proposed for Lower Hutt

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Green Party wants to see light rail in Lower Hutt.

The Greens’ transport policy backs the introduction of light rail between Wellington City, and the eastern and southern suburbs which they say would reduce congestion and emissions. It also includes extending it to Lower Hutt, making it possible to catch a light rail all the way from central Hutt to the airport.

Light rail could utilise the existing train network’s track gauge but Labour has already said it will not happen under its watch.
What do you think?

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2 hours ago

Well done Dave Appleyard

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

I would like to give a shout out to Dave Appleyard, who has retired after 25 years at Rata St School. He has been the principal since 2002 and in the years since has built a strong reputation both for himself and for the school.

I got to know Dave well during my time with the Hutt News. He was always approachable and extremely helpful. More importantly, there was never any doubt that he always had the best interests of his students at heart. Last year Appleyard won the education category in the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards for his focus on students with special needs.
I wish him all the best. Nicholas Boyack