Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

1 day ago

"Woburn" falcon

Louise from Woburn

Did you guys know there is a super cool New Zealand falcon, aka kārearea, that hangs around Woburn? I quite often see him flying down Woburn Road and snacking on little birds in Ludlam Park or the Hutt Rec. I'm so glad this rare endemic species is officially listed as "recovering", … View moreDid you guys know there is a super cool New Zealand falcon, aka kārearea, that hangs around Woburn? I quite often see him flying down Woburn Road and snacking on little birds in Ludlam Park or the Hutt Rec. I'm so glad this rare endemic species is officially listed as "recovering", we are very lucky that some live in the Hutt. A magnificent bird.

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7 hours ago

What's On: CRAFTERS MARKET

Taiana from Trentham

?Genuine home and hand produced crafters, art, plants, produce and more.  Come along and support your local crafts people.  Free admission.
CRAFTERS MARKET
  • Wesley Centre
9 hours ago

Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here: bit.ly...

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email whaitua@gw.govt.nz if you’d like… View more
If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here: bit.ly...

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email whaitua@gw.govt.nz if you’d like to be kept up to date on the latest news coming from the committee.

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10 hours ago

Sacred kingfisher - kōtare

Louise from Woburn

This young chap sometimes visits my back garden - one of the perks of living not too far from the river, I guess. He isn't always polite, and chucked up some crab bits last time he was here. I've been pleased to see a few around the estuary lately too.

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1 day ago

Rubbish and recycling is changing next year.

The team from Hutt City Council

A new weekly kerbside rubbish and fortnightly recycling service, paid for through rates, will be in place from 1 July 2021.

How will it work?

Recycling - For recycling, you will get a 240-litre wheelie bin for mixed recycling, and a 45-litre crate for glass both collected fortnightly.

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A new weekly kerbside rubbish and fortnightly recycling service, paid for through rates, will be in place from 1 July 2021.

How will it work?

Recycling - For recycling, you will get a 240-litre wheelie bin for mixed recycling, and a 45-litre crate for glass both collected fortnightly.

Rubbish - For rubbish you will get to choose from three options:

• A 120-litre bin collected weekly (default option)
• An 80-litre bin collected weekly
• A 240-litre bin collected weekly

Green waste - You’ll also get to choose whether you want a 240L green waste bin, collected every four weeks.

What’s next?

We’ll be in contact with you later this year about bin options.

If you have a contract for your current rubbish collection, make sure you cancel it before 1 July 2021.

If you are a landlord you may wish to get in touch with your tenants soon about these changes.

More information:

We invite you to sign up to receive information as we begin to roll-out the new system.

More information on the changes can be found by visiting our website.

If you have immediate queries please email contact@huttcity.govt.nz
Find out more

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1 day ago

A vibrant, connected and resilient city.

RiverLink

RiverLink aims to transform Lower Hutt by providing better flood protection, enabling urban growth, improving transport connections and safety for central Lower Hutt.

Three agencies are working together with mana whenua – Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Waka Kotahi … View more
RiverLink aims to transform Lower Hutt by providing better flood protection, enabling urban growth, improving transport connections and safety for central Lower Hutt.

Three agencies are working together with mana whenua – Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Sewn with love

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

Kathryn Van Woerkom provides support for patients and their relatives as a hospital chaplain.

Recently, she has also been very busy sewing hundreds of reusable masks.
All the masks have been sewn from fabrics generously donated from Kathryn's friends, family and work colleagues.

"Many… View more
Kathryn Van Woerkom provides support for patients and their relatives as a hospital chaplain.

Recently, she has also been very busy sewing hundreds of reusable masks.
All the masks have been sewn from fabrics generously donated from Kathryn's friends, family and work colleagues.

"Many of the masks made have been gifted to churches and community groups—they then donate them to people in need," said Kathryn.

Kathryn also had many staff enquiring to buy her masks. After receiving numerous requests, she decided to sell them to staff as a fundraiser for the hospital's Dignity Trolley.

The Dignity Trolley is for patients, who are at the end of their life—and for their families—who are by their bedside.

The trolley is laden with fine china, speciality tea and coffee, and homemade baking.

Liz McCloat, an administrator in the Medical Ward, help created the Dignity Trolley.

"We know the trolley makes a huge difference during the end-stages of a patient's life," said Liz.

"The trolley helps bring some comfort to the families and friends during a very hard time."

So far Kathryn has made nearly 450 masks. Many of them have been given away to those in need, and close to 200 of them have been sold to staff and their families.

"We started selling a few on our ward but it quickly grew," said Kathryn.

"It was amazing to see all the staff and their families supporting this important service."

1 day ago

More windy weather coming

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has been a windy few weeks and the Met Service is predicting that it is not over yet.

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1 day ago

Dignity Trolley

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

"We were gifted the Dignity Trolley during our father's final days.

We were so grateful, on the night he was admitted, for the love and care taken to set up the trolley.

On Monday morning the hospital chaplain, Kathryn, refreshed the trolley for us. This gave us time to grieve when he … View more
"We were gifted the Dignity Trolley during our father's final days.

We were so grateful, on the night he was admitted, for the love and care taken to set up the trolley.

On Monday morning the hospital chaplain, Kathryn, refreshed the trolley for us. This gave us time to grieve when he passed away that afternoon.

We will always be grateful for the thoughtfulness that has gone into this trolley. Thank you so much." – Chrissy


What is the Dignity Trolley?

The Dignity Trolley is for patients, who are at the end of their life—and for their families—who are by their bedside.
The trolley is laden with fine china, speciality tea and coffee, and homemade baking.

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1 day ago

Level 1

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

As we move to level 1 at 11:59 tonight, all visiting restrictions will be lifted across Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs.
From 22 September we will be returning to normal general visiting hours. Read more about visiting hours here: www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz...

We will be winding up … View more
As we move to level 1 at 11:59 tonight, all visiting restrictions will be lifted across Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs.
From 22 September we will be returning to normal general visiting hours. Read more about visiting hours here: www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz...

We will be winding up entrance screening at our hospitals tomorrow, but you will still be screened if you visit tomorrow. Thank you for helping us make the entry process as quick and painless as possible and being patient with our screening teams.

You are still encouraged to record your own movements for contact tracing purposes.

Please stay home if you are unwell. If you are feeling unwell and have COVID-like symptoms, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your GP.

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1 day ago

What's On: Saving the Raumati Wetlands

Jennifer from Avalon

The Raumati drained and farmed peatlands were unrecognizable as wetlands. F&B and Friends of QEP has fought for these climate and biologically important wetlands. They are now rescheduled for restoration.
Saving the Raumati Wetlands
  • Lower Hutt Forest and Bird - speaker Russell Bell. Hutt Valley Tramping Club
1 day ago

Riverbank Market gets the green light

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Great news Lower Hutt residents. The move to level one means the Riverbank Market will go ahead this Saturday.

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1 day ago

Masks no longer compulsory for commuters

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Following the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from Tuesday September 22 2020. While some passengers may continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all … View moreFollowing the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from Tuesday September 22 2020. While some passengers may continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all passengers should now be on personal hygiene measures and tracking journeys. Metlink is encouraging all passengers to log their travel, using the Government’s COVID-19 tracing app for contact tracing purposes. For further updates check out the Metlink website metlink.org.nz/covid-19

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1 day ago

Re: Yamaha P125B Digital Piano 88keys Keyboard

Emily from Woodridge

Hi. Just putting it out there to see if anyone's interested. Selling for $1,200.00. New $1,295.00. Mine I bought only a few months ago, hardly played & in mint condition. It's weighted piano keys, it's sounds & plays stunningly, got extra rhythms & voices etc.

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Why Wool is Cool

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hutt City

• The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
• Wool flourishes where there is rain and sunshine. These two elements sustain the grassy fields that sheep graze on. Shearers shave off the wool every year before the weather gets too hot. Wool is the ultimate … View more
• The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
• Wool flourishes where there is rain and sunshine. These two elements sustain the grassy fields that sheep graze on. Shearers shave off the wool every year before the weather gets too hot. Wool is the ultimate renewable fibre.
• Wool from about 61 sheep extend all the way from the earth to the moon.
• Wool may be made from mixtures of hair from sheep, alpaca, llama, camel, cashmere, mohair, angora, vicuna, yak, guanaco, beaver or otter. No animals are harmed in the harvesting of wool.
• Wool is flame-resistant. It will not melt and stick to your skin like synthetic fibres. Instead, wool will usually smoulder and extinguish itself when the source of the flame has been removed. The fibre of choice for casinos and airlines.
• The fastest recorded time to shear a sheep is 39.31 seconds by Hilton Barrett of Australia.
• Wool is composed of same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin.
• Have you ever wondered why your wool socks withstand foot stench longer than cotton or synthetic socks? Wool is naturally mildew and mould resistant because it is a natural moisture repellent, MEANING LESS STINK. Wool also reduces dust mite activity (they do not like wool!).
• Over its lifetime, a sheep’s fleece will absorb approximately 30Kg of carbon dioxide.
• Renewable, recyclable, and naturally biodegradable; choosing wool minimizes the amount of waste that sits in landfills. Wool biodegrades in weeks to less than 1 year depending on environmental conditions. This is due to its high nitrogen content.
• Wool products can last for 15 to 20 years (or more)
• Wool can absorb indoor contaminants, including formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide and locks them away in the fibre core. It is naturally soil and stain resistant, attracts less dirt and dust due to anti-static properties and requires less cleaning than synthetic fabrics.
• Wool fibres have a crimped texture so when it’s packed more tightly together lots of tiny pockets of air form. This structure means that it can absorb and release wick away moisture, allowing your skin to breathe so you feel fresh as a daisy.
• Due to its crimped structure, wool is naturally elastic, and so wool garments have the ability to stretch to your shape but can then return to their original state. It is also resistant to tearing and requires less processing to make it useable.
• Wool’s high nitrogen and water content makes it naturally flame resistant. Wool does not ignite easily and will self-extinguish. Should wool burn it does not melt while burning. Wool produces less smoke and toxic fumes during combustion than synthetic fibres, making it a far safer choice.

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