Manor Park, Lower Hutt

9 days ago

No Vaccination, No Rates

Michael from Trentham

There are 200,000-300,000 people in NZ who refuse to get vaccinated (to help prevent the spread of Covid and help lesson the effects of Covid if they themselves get it) who therefore are themselves prevented from going to certain places or attending certain events because they are not vaccinated … View moreThere are 200,000-300,000 people in NZ who refuse to get vaccinated (to help prevent the spread of Covid and help lesson the effects of Covid if they themselves get it) who therefore are themselves prevented from going to certain places or attending certain events because they are not vaccinated or fully vaccinated.

As reported in the DomPost, some of these people are calling for a deduction in their local and regional council rates because of the council-owned or organised facilities they cannot attend.

This of course is nonsense as there are many, many people in NZ fully Covid vaccinated and in pre-Covid vaccination times who don't use or utilise many of the council facilities and amenities and yet must pay their full rates bill.

For a few years now I don't use in Upper Hutt, its libraries and swimming pool. Other people don't attend or use the civic centre, Expressions/Whirinaki Centre and the various parks, reserves and playgrounds and yet we all contribute fully to the greater good of the community.

Sorry anti-vaxxers - pay up.

4 days 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… View more
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 won’t have any gaps and will prevent air from flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the mask.
“If 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.”
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 – usually blue – 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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3 days ago

Fire ban in place for region

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

he whole of the Wellington region will join the Wairarapa by moving into a restricted fire season.
The restriction will take effect from Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 8:00am and will cover Wellington, Kapiti and the Hutt Valley.
A restricted fire season means anyone planning on lighting an open-air … View more
he whole of the Wellington region will join the Wairarapa by moving into a restricted fire season.
The restriction will take effect from Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 8:00am and will cover Wellington, Kapiti and the Hutt Valley.
A restricted fire season means anyone planning on lighting an open-air fire will need a permit.

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3 days ago

Covid-19: A guide to looking after yourself

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

How prepared are you for Omicron? it’s a good idea to prepare your home for the possibility that someone you live with may contract the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron.
If you do test positive, you will have to isolate for at least 14 days in your home, or other suitable accommodation.
Household … View more
How prepared are you for Omicron? it’s a good idea to prepare your home for the possibility that someone you live with may contract the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron.
If you do test positive, you will have to isolate for at least 14 days in your home, or other suitable accommodation.
Household members of anyone who is infected will need to remain in isolation for at least 10 days after the positive case has been released from isolation.
Omicron can be in your system for a while before symptoms appear, and it’s unclear how infectious you might be during that time, so having a plan in place before you need it can help make your home as safe and comfortable as possible for everyone living in it.
Click on READ MORE for more information.

3 days ago

What do you think?

NowNext

Did you know over a quarter of us who now call Aotearoa New Zealand home were born overseas? We have one of the highest populations of people born outside NZ in the OECD and collectively we speak more than 160 different languages.

We want to … View more
Did you know over a quarter of us who now call Aotearoa New Zealand home were born overseas? We have one of the highest populations of people born outside NZ in the OECD and collectively we speak more than 160 different languages.

We want to understand what you think about Aotearoa New Zealand’s increasing multicultural society and the benefits and challenges that it brings and to say thanks for completing the survey, you can go in the draw to win a share of prizes. T&Cs apply.
Take survey

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3 days ago

What's On: Lower Hutt Soroptimists AGM

Vanessa from Waiwhetu

Welcoming all women who want to participate in community projects assisting and empowering women and children. AGM followed by business meeting, chat and supper. Contact Vanessa 0211207107 in advance.
Lower Hutt Soroptimists AGM
  • Russell Keown House
7 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 … View more
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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4 days ago

What's On: Lions Club of Lower Hutt

Peter from Fairfield

Tea Meetings 1st and 3rd tuesdays 6pm Call Peter 027 2243712 visitors welcome
Lions Club of Lower Hutt
  • Avalon Pavilion
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4 days ago

What's On: Community Singing

Jenny from East Harbour

Music, fun and connection with others with cognitive memory loss. No musical experience required. Skilled music facilitator. Contact Jenny for further information 04 5627 114 or 027 2219460
Community Singing
  • Petone Baptist Church
4 days ago

Lower Hutt – your river city

Hutt City Council

RiverLink is a partnership between Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency working together with our Mana Whenua partners – Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika.

We’re working collaboratively to deliver three separate but … View more
RiverLink is a partnership between Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency working together with our Mana Whenua partners – Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika.

We’re working collaboratively to deliver three separate but interdependent projects: flood protection, revitalising Lower Hutt’s central city, and Melling transport improvements.
Find out more

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5 days ago

What's On: Social Drama Classes for Seniors

Sally from Waiwhetu

Every Tuesday. Improvisation, fun and storytelling to keep the mind active and creative. No lines to learn, no audiences. Koha. Just come along. Morning tea provided. More info: sally@voice-arts.org.nz
Social Drama Classes for Seniors
  • St Augustine's Church Annexe
5 days ago

What's On: Social Drama Classes for Seniors

Sally from Waiwhetu

Every Tuesday. Improvisation, fun and storytelling to keep the mind active and creative. No lines to learn, no audiences. Koha. Just come along. Morning tea provided. More info: sally@voice-arts.org.nz
Social Drama Classes for Seniors
  • St Augustine's Church Annexe
5 days ago

What's On: Social Drama Classes for Seniors

Sally from Waiwhetu

Every Tuesday. Improvisation, fun and storytelling to keep the mind active and creative. No lines to learn, no audiences. Koha. Just come along. Morning tea provided. More info: sally@voice-arts.org.nz
Social Drama Classes for Seniors
  • St Augustine's Church Annexe
5 days ago

What's On: Social Drama Classes for Seniors

Sally from Waiwhetu

Every Tuesday. Improvisation, fun and storytelling to keep the mind active and creative. No lines to learn, no audiences. Koha. Just come along. Morning tea provided. More info: sally@voice-arts.org.nz
Social Drama Classes for Seniors
  • St Augustine's Church Annexe
5 days ago

What's On: Social Drama Classes for Seniors

Sally from Waiwhetu

Every Tuesday. Improvisation, fun and storytelling to keep the mind active and creative. No lines to learn, no audiences. Koha. Just come along. Morning tea provided. More info: sally@voice-arts.org.nz
Social Drama Classes for Seniors
  • St Augustine's Church Annexe
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