Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

18 hours ago

Poll: Do you plan to visit Aussie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The first Australians will be arriving in Wellington today. Have you any plans to go to Australia? Where would you go?

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Do you plan to visit Aussie
  • 12.7% Yes
    12.7% Complete
  • 67.7% No
    67.7% Complete
  • 19.6% Not sure, will wait and see
    19.6% Complete
403 votes
3 hours ago

Ryman: Your new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Your retirement should be stress-free and full of adventure. Life in a Ryman village can open the door to endless opportunities.

Moving to a village doesn’t mean giving up your treasures or your sense of style. Whether you choose independent living or a serviced apartment, you can make space … View more
Your retirement should be stress-free and full of adventure. Life in a Ryman village can open the door to endless opportunities.

Moving to a village doesn’t mean giving up your treasures or your sense of style. Whether you choose independent living or a serviced apartment, you can make space your own. You’ll benefit from a supportive community, as well as organised activities, outings and fabulous amenities to keep you entertained. If your needs change, our villages offer comprehensive care options.

Experience the Ryman difference—you’ll be surprised at how fun, easy and relaxed the lifestyle is.
Learn more

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3 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Bear

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Greta Morrison from Wadestown and Bear.
"Bear feeling a bit skeptical about his new haircut.... dad decided he no longer wants to pay for dog clips so he’s done it himself."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. … View more
Greta Morrison from Wadestown and Bear.
"Bear feeling a bit skeptical about his new haircut.... dad decided he no longer wants to pay for dog clips so he’s done it himself."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.

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1 day ago

Anzac Day 25 April 2021

Ministry of Culture & Heritage

Wellingtonians are warmly invited to attend the official events being held to mark New Zealand’s national day of remembrance:

6.00am Dawn Service, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

9.00am Wellington Citizens Wreath-Laying Service, Cenotaph Precinct, corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street
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Wellingtonians are warmly invited to attend the official events being held to mark New Zealand’s national day of remembrance:

6.00am Dawn Service, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

9.00am Wellington Citizens Wreath-Laying Service, Cenotaph Precinct, corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street

11.00am National Commemoration Service, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

2.30pm Atatürk Memorial Service, Atatürk Memorial, Bowes Crescent, Strathmore

If attending, please follow all relevant COVID-19 guidelines.

For full details, visit www.mch.govt.nz/anzac-day
Find out more

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31 days ago

Old army hat

Lynette from Harbour View

I bought this old army hat in the Hutt for dress-up's over 20 years ago. With Anzac coming up next month, and not wanting to send it to another op shop, wondered where it would be best to take it. It never had a band on it, and doesn't appear to have any name. Any ideas where I should … View moreI bought this old army hat in the Hutt for dress-up's over 20 years ago. With Anzac coming up next month, and not wanting to send it to another op shop, wondered where it would be best to take it. It never had a band on it, and doesn't appear to have any name. Any ideas where I should take it?

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6 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should not be too tough. What are your favourite memories of this gentleman and his store?

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4 days ago

Taita aka Avalon Public Hall Mabey St HISTORY

Sandra from Normandale

Anyone know the history of the Taita Public Hall. P L E A S E.
I can find J Cottle in 1904 having the cups and Piano removed from said Hall. Was this where the current Mabey Rd Hall stands which was built 1922 and up for their 100th next year. Hence the need to know.

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1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Max

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an … View more
Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who will have me around them, either as a solely indoor rabbit, or mostly indoors. I will need a large outdoor area with a weatherproof hutch or shelter for days when the weather is nice. I will need to be inside as part of the family at night, so a hutch or area inside with you is important. I would also like a female rabbit for company, so if you have a lonely rabbit maybe we could be friends?

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3 days ago

Display or Book Cabinet

Greg from Epuni

This is a nice cabinet in excellent condition. 1.96m tall x 0.8m wide x 0.35m deep.

Price: $100

3 days ago

What's On: Pen Haven Writers Group

Carol from Pinehaven

Second Monday each month. Discussion, support and encouragement. All writers welcome. $4 cover charge. Contact Carol on 021825583 or email penhavenwritersgroup@gmail.com Next meeting:
Pen Haven Writers Group
  • Petone Community House
5 days ago

Do you support your local butcher?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Well known Lower Hutt butcher Gordon Wood has sold his Park Avenue shop.
He went online this week to say new owners would be taking it over shortly.
He is known for his wide range of Polish, Russian, Serbian, Dutch, South African and German sausages, and salamis.
Do you support your local butcher … View more
Well known Lower Hutt butcher Gordon Wood has sold his Park Avenue shop.
He went online this week to say new owners would be taking it over shortly.
He is known for his wide range of Polish, Russian, Serbian, Dutch, South African and German sausages, and salamis.
Do you support your local butcher and what is your favourite sausage.

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6 days ago

Water restrictions eased across the region

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington’s sprinkler ban has been lifted– but with sporadic rain forecast for winter residents still need to avoid wasting water.
The restrictions were put in place for the Hutt Valley, South Wairarapa, Wellington city and Porirua in mid-February as water usage soared during the summer … View more
Wellington’s sprinkler ban has been lifted– but with sporadic rain forecast for winter residents still need to avoid wasting water.
The restrictions were put in place for the Hutt Valley, South Wairarapa, Wellington city and Porirua in mid-February as water usage soared during the summer months.
From Tuesday, residents in Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington city can again use sprinklers and irrigation systems, Wellington Water said. In Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa people can do so every second day, as is usual.
Most of the Wellington region’s drinking water comes from rivers and the Waiwhetu aquifer under the Hutt Valley. River levels fell to 90 per cent before the sprinkler ban.
Meanwhile, people in the Wairarapa town of Carterton still have to boil their water after E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply on March 12.

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3 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store!

Prospa

Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but … View more
Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quote - Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

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4 days ago

Lower Hutt Salvation Army Charity Shop CLOSED

Sandra from Normandale

Went to donate to above shop and found them closed about Noon today Friday 16/4/21.
Reason given by the loading truck men. HEALTH and SAFETY.
But Petone shop who received my donation, said the pipes in the work room at the back of Hutt Store are the problem.

4 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture from Louise Thomas.

"It's often as hard to get one of these sitting down as it is to get one in flight. Welcome swallow/warou (Hirundo neoxena). The pink background is caused by the colourful pink aquatic weeds on the fresh water pond at Pauatahanui. Usually hawking in … View more
Words and picture from Louise Thomas.

"It's often as hard to get one of these sitting down as it is to get one in flight. Welcome swallow/warou (Hirundo neoxena). The pink background is caused by the colourful pink aquatic weeds on the fresh water pond at Pauatahanui. Usually hawking in a circuit over the pond, one of the swallows rested briefly to have a good stretch on a stick poking out of the water."

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