Manor Park, Lower Hutt

3 minutes ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Marge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in … View more
Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in your interactions with me is really important, as I can get nervous and unsettled when approached too quickly or intensely.
I'm not your typical lap cat during the day, but at night I want nothing more than to be by your side, whether that's sleeping on you or near you. I love bean bags, and temptation treats (in moderation of course!). I'm not always down to play, but when I'm in the mood, I love ping pong balls and stringy toys!
I'm looking for a quiet home with indoor/outdoor access, and that gives me space and independence when I need it. I would prefer a home without other animals or children as my mood can sometimes change quickly if I feel threatened or am unsure of my surroundings."

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4 hours ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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4 hours ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
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5 days ago

Teachers Who Refrain From Vaccination

Michael from Trentham

Some NZ teachers are refraining/ refusing to be vaccinated against Covid 19 and its current variants.

Would you want your children or grandchildren taught by a teacher who denies the vaccine is effective or warranted sufficiently for them to get jabbed twice in three weeks without the need for … View more
Some NZ teachers are refraining/ refusing to be vaccinated against Covid 19 and its current variants.

Would you want your children or grandchildren taught by a teacher who denies the vaccine is effective or warranted sufficiently for them to get jabbed twice in three weeks without the need for the Government to make it mandatory?

And this is despite the tremendous weight of evidence which supports Covid innoculation as the way forward for mankind and recognises the vulnerability of children to the Delta variant of the virus.

More than 700 children have died from Coronovirus in the USA alone.

As expected the NZ Government is gearing to make it compulsory for vaccinations in professions that deal with the public directly such as teachers, retirement home staff, hospital staff, front line workers etc.

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12 days ago

Plants For Sale: Bromeliad - Aechmea Gamosepala (Matchstick Plant)

Karen from Taita

Bromeliad - Aechmea Gamosepala (Matchstick Plant)
- Flowers readily and is a prolific grower.
- Well nurtured plants for sale: $10.00 each
- Pickup Taita

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1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some … View more
Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some days are blessed with a little extra and the unexpected. Today I came across an unbanded pair of kākāriki/red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) fossicking in the undergrowth, then feeding in the trees – blissfully unaware they are relicts of better times. Hopefully proof-positive they are spreading in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Wellington Botanic Gardens."

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15 hours ago

What's On: Ten Pin Bowling League

Colleen from Churton Park

Looking for bowlers of all levels - beginners to experienced 50+ league. Wednesday mornings at 10.00 am. Please telephone Colleen on 478 2888. Strike Entertainment Centre. 399 Hutt Road, Petone
Ten Pin Bowling League
  • Strike Entertainment Centre
3 days ago

Hutt MPs urge everyone to support Super Saturday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Get out and get vaccinated. That was the message from Hutt Valley MPs on Thursday, who came together in a rare show of unity to promote Super Saturday.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins was joined by National list MP Chris Bishop, Hutt South MP Ginny Andersen and Speaker of the House Trevor … View more
Get out and get vaccinated. That was the message from Hutt Valley MPs on Thursday, who came together in a rare show of unity to promote Super Saturday.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins was joined by National list MP Chris Bishop, Hutt South MP Ginny Andersen and Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard at the Tamaiti Whāngai Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Waiwhetu.
“This is not a political event, this is about us all working together to get vaccine rates up,” Hipkins said.

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21 hours ago

What's On: Boulcott Probus Club

Rodney from Avalon

Fun, friendship and fellowship for retirees. Meets second Friday each month in central Lower Hutt. Phone Ron on 976 1272 for more information.
Boulcott Probus Club
  • Hutt Bowling Club
1 day ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
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1 day ago

Equifest is postponed to February 2022

Equifest

The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one … View more
The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one weekend?

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and get ready to celebrate everything we love about horses!
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1 day ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Tazzy

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Rosa Stewart, from Stokes Valley, is the proud mum of Tazzy.

"Yesterday I was doing my usual stalking of the backyard birds with my camera behind my washing line as they were flying in for their daily feed of the seed that I had just thrown on the lawn and wondered why they just suddenly all … View more
Rosa Stewart, from Stokes Valley, is the proud mum of Tazzy.

"Yesterday I was doing my usual stalking of the backyard birds with my camera behind my washing line as they were flying in for their daily feed of the seed that I had just thrown on the lawn and wondered why they just suddenly all flew off in all directions! What had scared them off was the sight of this magnificent but rotound feline lurking quite near by.

She is very much a Jeckyll and Hyde character, very friendly when she is tucked up with me at night and just loves having her belly rubbed. But outside she runs away when approached and totally disappears when friends or family drop in for a coffee!"


We wouldn’t change her for the world!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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3 days ago

Preaching To The Converted

Michael from Trentham

Upper Hutt's most Covid vaccinated locality is Trentham right where I live. We are currently at just over 90%.

This compares with the lowest vaccinated residents which is Maoribank and its surrounds with 76%. But the worse performing area of the Hutt Valley is the Delaney area of Stokes … View more
Upper Hutt's most Covid vaccinated locality is Trentham right where I live. We are currently at just over 90%.

This compares with the lowest vaccinated residents which is Maoribank and its surrounds with 76%. But the worse performing area of the Hutt Valley is the Delaney area of Stokes Valley at 67%.

Has the message not gotten through entirely to these places?

All approved Covid 19 vaccines are effective against the infection including the Delta variant and they prevent to a great extent the virus from spreading, from being severe and requiring hospitalisation and death from the disease.

The CDC came up with this equation: unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of Covid 19.

CDC says vaccinated people are five times less likely to get infected and 10 times less likely to end up in hospital. These figures are pre the full effects of the Delta variant but will have changed little.

NZ's Ministry of Health says 97% of those being hospitalised in NZ are unvaccinated.

The ministry estimates that less that 100 people in the entire country would be unable to take the Pfizer vaccination but for many of these one of the other approved vaccines would be suitable.

1 day ago

Delta Buster hits Hutt streets for Super Saturday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is known as the Delta Buster and on Saturday it will be part of a coordinated effort to boost vaccination rates in the Hutt Valley.
Emblazoned with local art, Metlink’s delta buster, a collaboration with Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust, Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs, and Te … View more
It is known as the Delta Buster and on Saturday it will be part of a coordinated effort to boost vaccination rates in the Hutt Valley.
Emblazoned with local art, Metlink’s delta buster, a collaboration with Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust, Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs, and Te Awakairangi Health Network, is an eye-catching mobile, community focused, pop-up vaccination centre.
Metlink General Manager Scott Gallacher says the delta buster is a timely addition to the fight against COVID-19, building on the free travel to and from vaccination’s that Metlink already has in place across the entire region.
“We want to make getting a COVID-19 vaccination as easy as possible for people across the region. Since Monday 20 September, passengers have been able to hop on board any of our Metlink bus and trains for free as they head to and from their vaccination appointments.
Metlink have been working with the health providers and local artist John Kingi to make sure this bus stands out.
Hutt Valley residents can call 0800 926 257 to find out where and when the Delta Buster will be in operation.
Free return trips on Metlink bus and train services are also available to all passengers travelling on the day of their vaccination appointment who can show their booking confirmation and date either on paper or their devices.
Passengers unable to use buses or trains are encouraged to contact Metlink directly on 0800 801 700 to arrange community transport to and from their vaccination centre.

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Super Saturday get vaccinated

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

There are a large range of events happening across the region.
Click on Red More to see where events are happening near you.
Greater Wellington Super Saturday events include:
- Newtown School community vaccination – soccer, activities, food and music
- Heretaunga Christian Centre Upper Hut … View more
There are a large range of events happening across the region.
Click on Red More to see where events are happening near you.
Greater Wellington Super Saturday events include:
- Newtown School community vaccination – soccer, activities, food and music
- Heretaunga Christian Centre Upper Hut vaccination festival – spot prizes, sausage sizzle, and live music
- Do it 4 the East’ Porirua youth-led event – activities, food stalls and live music
- Takapuwahia Marae Porirua vaccination festival – free hangi and a rongoa approach
- Kapiti Community Vaccination event – Mr Whippy, food trucks, and a DJ.
The Sky Stadium drive-through vaccination clinic is also open from today until Monday and has the capacity to administer 2000 vaccinations a day.

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