Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

27 days ago
31 days ago

bird identity?

Rae from Maungaraki

Can anyone identify this bird please? Blackbird size. has a dark brown tuft at rear of head which it ruffles up. black eyes merge to black straight beak, Has a chirrupy sound. Seen in Maungaraki, NOT a thrush.

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26 days ago

We need to continue conserving water 🚨

The Team from Wellington Water

We are doing well with keeping usage down in Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington, but we need to keep going!
We are on the brink of needing to move to a total outdoor water ban, but with sustained effort, and rain expected in the forecast, we may be able to keep this at bay.

If the … View more
We are doing well with keeping usage down in Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington, but we need to keep going!
We are on the brink of needing to move to a total outdoor water ban, but with sustained effort, and rain expected in the forecast, we may be able to keep this at bay.

If the rain doesn’t come next week we may be in trouble so, If we don’t continue to act, the restriction level will have to increase.

Please:
👉 Only use hand held watering devices outdoors on alternate days between 6-8am, and 7-9pm
👉 Don’t use sprinklers, irrigation systems or unattended hoses until further notice.

Alternate days: even numbered properties on even numbered dates and odd numbered properties on odd numbered dates.

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27 days ago

Tonight! Author Talk with Judy Melinek + T.J. Mitchell

Kylie from Hutt City Libraries

Join New York Times bestselling co-authors Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library for a candid discussion on writing together, the life of a forensic pathologist and their latest book, Aftershock.

Wednesday 24 March, 6:30pm

Books will be available to purchase … View more
Join New York Times bestselling co-authors Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library for a candid discussion on writing together, the life of a forensic pathologist and their latest book, Aftershock.

Wednesday 24 March, 6:30pm

Books will be available to purchase from Schrödinger’s Books.

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26 days ago

Fresh Warm Cinnamon Scrolls

Guy from Forage Merchants of Wellington

Available from 10am Wednesday to Saturday.

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28 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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26 days ago

Toyota Wish for sale

Suzanne from Hutt Central

2004 Toyota Wish 1800cc 7-seater
177580kms Automatic
Current WOF & Reg, regular servicing
Reversing camera
Great family car
Small dent in back door
$4000ono
Phone 0220664944

Price: $4,000

27 days ago

The Most Dedicated: Street Art Festival

The Dowse Art Museum

Word on the street is that The Most Dedicated: Street Art Festival is taking over Lower Hutt CBD from 27 – 30 March.

With 13 artists from the internationally renowned street art collective, The Most Dedicated transforming the town centre with 6 brand new murals, there are loads of ways to get … View more
Word on the street is that The Most Dedicated: Street Art Festival is taking over Lower Hutt CBD from 27 – 30 March.

With 13 artists from the internationally renowned street art collective, The Most Dedicated transforming the town centre with 6 brand new murals, there are loads of ways to get involved.

Take a guided walking tour, learn from the graffiti gurus in street art workshops (ABC’S of Graffiti Workshop, Graffiti 101 with Paint Markers & Glitch in the Street), or listen to the TMD artist talk where they spill nearly 25 years worth of secrets.

Featuring TMD Crew: ADICT, ASKEW ONE (Elliot O’Donnell), BERST (Dr. Bobby Hung), DEUS (Elliot Francis Stewart), EXIST, FLURO (Holly Ross), HASER (Kairau Bradley), Mark Henare, MISERY (Tanja Jade), PEST5 (Jonny 4Higher), PHAT1 (Charles Williams), and RAMS.
Find out more

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29 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

What do you think is going on here? and yes that is Richard Seddon in the picture.

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28 days ago

The Hutt River is no place for vehicles

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Greater Wellington is reminding locals not to drive in the Hutt River.

"Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River is a taonga for all to enjoy - with many opportunities for recreation including walking, cycling, picnicking, swimming and fishing. Driving motor vehicles through the river channel is strictly… View more
Greater Wellington is reminding locals not to drive in the Hutt River.

"Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River is a taonga for all to enjoy - with many opportunities for recreation including walking, cycling, picnicking, swimming and fishing. Driving motor vehicles through the river channel is strictly prohibited. Please look after and respect our waterways. Using the river as a motorway or performance testing area for your vehicle unnecessarily harms the ecosystem and environment."

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28 days ago

Call for war letters

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

In commemoration of Anzac Day, Stuff is looking for letters sent from loved ones during times of war.
We know these letters will have been passed down and may be very significant to your family.
These letters will remain with you- we will just take a copy, which will be published as part of our … View more
In commemoration of Anzac Day, Stuff is looking for letters sent from loved ones during times of war.
We know these letters will have been passed down and may be very significant to your family.
These letters will remain with you- we will just take a copy, which will be published as part of our Anzac Day coverage.
If you have any letters you would like to share, please email nicholas.boyack@stufff.co.nz
Please put "War Letters to Home" in the subject line.

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28 days ago

The Best of Wellington Food and Beverage

Guy from Forage Merchants of Wellington

Forage Merchants of Wellington invites you to check out our extensive range of Kapiti, Wairarapa and Wellington Food and Beverage.
Serving local coffee, (try one of our famous sheep milk coffees) hot chocolate and chai, fresh local bread (Thurs - Sat), free-range eggs, chocolate and confectionery,… View more
Forage Merchants of Wellington invites you to check out our extensive range of Kapiti, Wairarapa and Wellington Food and Beverage.
Serving local coffee, (try one of our famous sheep milk coffees) hot chocolate and chai, fresh local bread (Thurs - Sat), free-range eggs, chocolate and confectionery, cheese, olives, crackers, sauces, pickles, beverages and much more. Open 7 days in Alicetown.
New products arriving daily, instore tastings.

28 days ago

Homework Hacks

NumberWorks'nWords Lower Hutt

Homework can often be difficult but creating a good routine and healthy study habits can make the process more effective and efficient.

Have you or your child implemented the following?
- create a distraction free environment
- schedule homework time
- give praise and rewards
- connect with … View more
Homework can often be difficult but creating a good routine and healthy study habits can make the process more effective and efficient.

Have you or your child implemented the following?
- create a distraction free environment
- schedule homework time
- give praise and rewards
- connect with teachers
- get additional support if needed

Follow the link to find out more:

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28 days ago

How to find out when you will get the vaccine

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Want to know when it's your turn to get the Covid-19 vaccine?
An online tool (click on Read More) which can help New Zealanders figure out which vaccination group they’re in has been released.
The questionnaire is available on the Unite Against Covid-19 website.
Users answer … View more
Hi neighbours,

Want to know when it's your turn to get the Covid-19 vaccine?
An online tool (click on Read More) which can help New Zealanders figure out which vaccination group they’re in has been released.
The questionnaire is available on the Unite Against Covid-19 website.
Users answer a short series of questions about their health, location, job, and life situation.
The results tell them which of the four main vaccination groups they’re in, and when they can expect to get their vaccine.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the tool also provided more information about who is in each group.
“So if you’re a healthcare worker or work in a long-term residential environment, for example, it will provide an indication when you can expect to get vaccinated.
“You don’t need to provide any information that could be used to identify you, and the information you do provide isn’t saved once you leave the web page.”
The ministry said it was in the process of being translated into 24 languages, which would start to appear on the website from Monday.
The website page and online tool will be updated as the vaccine roll-out plan scales up.
“As we move through the roll-out of the vaccination programme, we want people to be as informed as soon as possible about when they can expect to be vaccinated.
“This tool is designed to make that as easy as possible,” Bloomfield said.

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28 days ago

Different Curtains, Different Benefits

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean (The Curtain Store)

When you are looking to buy drapes online there are numerous options available. This leads to confusion and with confusion starts the round of discussions, advice and suggestions. Though you may like some of them. The suggestion will always include linen curtains, linen roman blinds, net curtains, … View moreWhen you are looking to buy drapes online there are numerous options available. This leads to confusion and with confusion starts the round of discussions, advice and suggestions. Though you may like some of them. The suggestion will always include linen curtains, linen roman blinds, net curtains, sheer curtains, thermal curtains, blackout blinds and similar sorts. Most of them are useless, some come close to what you want and out of blue you may find a suggestion that you will find interesting. Even then the best idea that you find does not tick all the boxes. Therefore, we need a practical approach to select the right curtain design.

All curtain types come with their own set of benefits and limitations. No one window treatment option can suffice all the requirements. You will need a set of permutation and combinations and an eye for custom combinations to make your window treatment stand out and give a professional look. All the fabrics, be it linen, velvet, net, thermal or blackout, have their own advantages. One is economical in one way another one proves to be economical the other way. One lets the light in and the other turns a room into a sound and light proof. In this writeup we are going to talk about different curtains and their different benefits.

Linen Curtains

One of the most-simple yet exclusive look can be achieved by using Linen Curtains, drapes and blinds. Not only these are made of natural flax seeds, they come cheap and are available in multiple colours. They help illuminate the rooms with natural light as linen is a low-density fabric. One of the main advantages of using linen fabric is being able to use it in multiple styles such as linen roman blinds, simple drapes hanging over the wall or a simple free flowing curtain design.
Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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