Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

30 days ago

Let’s kōrero about our 10 year plan tonight (14 April) in Belmont

Breanna Mudge from Hutt City Council

You’re invited to have your say on our bold and ambitious 10 year plan.

We also want to kōrero with you about our district plan review (the Council’s rulebook for how land can be used).

Where: Western Hills, Hardwick Smith Lounge, Belmont Rec Reserve, Norfolk Street, Belmont
Time: Any time … View more
You’re invited to have your say on our bold and ambitious 10 year plan.

We also want to kōrero with you about our district plan review (the Council’s rulebook for how land can be used).

Where: Western Hills, Hardwick Smith Lounge, Belmont Rec Reserve, Norfolk Street, Belmont
Time: Any time from 6 to 8pm

• hutt.city/10yearplan
• hutt.city/dpreview

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30 days ago

Get ready to meet your new bins!

Hutt City Council

Delivery of the new rubbish and recycling bins will start soon. The new bins will roll out suburb by suburb over the next couple of months, ready for the new service starting from July.

When you receive your new bins, remember not to put them out until the new service kicks off from 1 July.
Find out more

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30 days ago

School Holiday Events at Hutt City Libraries

Kylie from Hutt City Libraries

Tamariki can build, hack, design, draw and more with us these school holidays.

All events are FREE and aimed at ages 5+ unless otherwise specified.

Visit our website to find out more!

Event Highlights:
Intro to Electronics and Robotics
War Memorial Library, 10am-12pm OR 1pm-3pm
Walter Nash … View more
Tamariki can build, hack, design, draw and more with us these school holidays.

All events are FREE and aimed at ages 5+ unless otherwise specified.

Visit our website to find out more!

Event Highlights:
Intro to Electronics and Robotics
War Memorial Library, 10am-12pm OR 1pm-3pm
Walter Nash Centre, 10am-12noon
Learn what it takes to build a robot with Jack and Pravin and see electronics in action through their Mars Rover model. For Ages 10+. Email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz to register.

Bee Bots
Petone Library, Wednesday 21 April, 2pm
Your littlest tamariki can try very basic coding with our Bee-Bots. Ages 3-7.

When the Wind Blew
Eastbourne Library, Wednesday 28 April, 10:30am
Join us for the community launch of the book 'When the Wind Blew'.

An introduction to Dungeons & Dragons
War Memorial Library, Thursday 29 April, 2pm-4pm
Choose a character and take them on a daring adventure filled with monsters and magic in this 2-hour introduction to the infinite world of Dungeons and Dragons. Ages 10+.

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30 days ago

Get involved in planning the future of your city

Jon from Hutt City Council

How we protect native bush, wetlands and other indigenous habitats is part of the review of the district plan – the city’s rule book on land use and development.

For more information and to have your say, go to the link below.

You can also call in to one of our public open days. Tomorrow, … View more
How we protect native bush, wetlands and other indigenous habitats is part of the review of the district plan – the city’s rule book on land use and development.

For more information and to have your say, go to the link below.

You can also call in to one of our public open days. Tomorrow, we’ll be at Belmont at the Hardwick Smith Lounge at 6-8pm. On Thursday, we’ll be at the Wainuiomata Community Hub between 5pm and 7pm.

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30 days ago

Watering restrictions have now been eased for Metropolitan Wellington and South Wairarapa

The Team from Wellington Water

We can now use sprinklers and irrigations systems to water our gardens! 🌼🌻
This is because watering restrictions have now been eased for Metropolitan Wellington and South Wairarapa 👏

“Community action in limiting water use, paired with the hot summer peak use period coming to an end, … View more
We can now use sprinklers and irrigations systems to water our gardens! 🌼🌻
This is because watering restrictions have now been eased for Metropolitan Wellington and South Wairarapa 👏

“Community action in limiting water use, paired with the hot summer peak use period coming to an end, means we are confident about removing watering restrictions across the region” says Laurence Edwards, Chief Advisor Drinking Water.

Please continue to be mindful of water use as the rivers, lakes and aquifers recover. 💧

Please remember that alternate day, odds-evens watering still applies in Upper Hutt, and South Wairarapa as it does all year round.

31 days ago

Mould closes part of HVHS

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hutt Valley High School’s acting principal says the Ministry of Education have failed to act on the school’s leaking buildings which they have known about for years.
Some Hutt Valley High School students will spend half of their time studying from home next term after the school’s toxic mould… View more
Hutt Valley High School’s acting principal says the Ministry of Education have failed to act on the school’s leaking buildings which they have known about for years.
Some Hutt Valley High School students will spend half of their time studying from home next term after the school’s toxic mould problem was found in more classrooms.
Acting principal Denise Johnson told Radio New Zealand the ministry had known for some time it would cost millions of dollars to address leaking buildings which had led to the mould issues.

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31 days ago

Affordable Onsite IT Services throughout Wellington

Logan from Freedom Living Charitable Trust

Recently we have begun to offer I.T support services onsite to the Greater Wellington Region for $80 per hour (for a minimum of an hour appointment, this price includes travel expenses)

As we are a charity and not a big corporate entity we are able to keep our hourly rate low and affordable. We … View more
Recently we have begun to offer I.T support services onsite to the Greater Wellington Region for $80 per hour (for a minimum of an hour appointment, this price includes travel expenses)

As we are a charity and not a big corporate entity we are able to keep our hourly rate low and affordable. We give honest recommendations and are not in it to upsell anything or drastically markup products like some companies do.

Our Services:
. Computer and device troubleshooting
. Computer and hardware upgrades
. Tutorials on how to use your technology
. Anti-Virus checks
. IT advice and recommendations and many more.

Get in touch with us either by email: lsayers@flct.org.nz or use one of the links below!
www.flct.org.nz... // www.facebook.com...

31 days ago

Bus services disrupted, Wellington bus drivers predicted to strike

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Almost 300 bus services are set to be interrupted today as union members meet to discuss working conditions and arrangements.

In a statement, Metlink said that disruptions will occur during off-peak hours from 9am till 3pm.

The Tramways Union are meeting to decide whether industrial action is… View more
Almost 300 bus services are set to be interrupted today as union members meet to discuss working conditions and arrangements.

In a statement, Metlink said that disruptions will occur during off-peak hours from 9am till 3pm.

The Tramways Union are meeting to decide whether industrial action is to be undertaken.

Union secretary, Kevin O'Sullivan told Neighbourly that a ballot for a strike is set to pass, with passengers being notified 24-hours in advance in the event of a strike.

"I'm expecting a 100% mandate to take industrial action," he said.

What you need to know
- Bus routes affected are 2, 3, 12, 14, 18e, 20, 21, 22, 30x, 31x, 81, 83, 84.
- Disruptions will occur from 9am till 3pm.
- There is potential for further disruption for Wellington commuters as industrial action passes.
- There are 269 service interruptions.

To keep up to date with the latest information on disruptions and cancellations please head to the Metlink website or call their team on 0800 801 700.

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31 days ago

Astronomy Night

Kylie from Hutt City Libraries

Join Adela Devarajan from the Wellington Astronomical Society and International Dark Sky Association for a look at the importance of preserving the night sky from its continued light pollution, for International Dark Sky Week.

Learn what we can do in our daily lives to reduce the pollution and … View more
Join Adela Devarajan from the Wellington Astronomical Society and International Dark Sky Association for a look at the importance of preserving the night sky from its continued light pollution, for International Dark Sky Week.

Learn what we can do in our daily lives to reduce the pollution and preserve the night sky for all.

This talk will also introduce the work the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) does in NZ and across the world to protect our night skies, including a brief summary of dark sky places and accreditation process.

If the weather is clear (fingers crossed) we’ll head outside after the talk and look through telescopes provided by the Wellington Astronomical Society (WAS).

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31 days ago

Get involved in planning the future of your city

Jon from Hutt City Council

How we'll protect cultural sites and historic heritage buildings is part of our district plan review.

We're now holding the first public engagement on the review. This is your chance to learn more and have your say on critical issues like how we'll house a growing population, manage… View more
How we'll protect cultural sites and historic heritage buildings is part of our district plan review.

We're now holding the first public engagement on the review. This is your chance to learn more and have your say on critical issues like how we'll house a growing population, manage natural hazards and sea level rise, protect indigenous biodiversity and a whole lot more.

We've got public open days, together with the 10 Year Plan team, tomorrow at the Walter Nash Centre, Taita and Petone Library, both at 6-8pm. This is your chance to learn more about the review and ask questions.

For more information, details on upcoming open days and how to have your say, go to the link below.

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32 days ago

Loads of Winter Scarves in store Now

Tamsin Matthews from Red Cross Shop Petone

Be prepared for the winter chill
Scarves ranging from $3 - $5.

NEW WINTER STOCK PUT OUT DAILY

RED CROSS SHOP 169 JACKSON ST

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32 days ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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32 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - don't forget!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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36 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington Zoo replace its Lions?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington Zoo’s elderly lioness sisters, Djane and Zahra, have been euthanised, leaving the zoo with no lions.
Both lionesses had been closely monitored by veterinary staff over the past 18 months due to age-related health concerns, and Djane’s health recently deteriorated.
Lions have been … View more
Wellington Zoo’s elderly lioness sisters, Djane and Zahra, have been euthanised, leaving the zoo with no lions.
Both lionesses had been closely monitored by veterinary staff over the past 18 months due to age-related health concerns, and Djane’s health recently deteriorated.
Lions have been part of Wellington Zoo community since it opened in 1906, when the Zoo was gifted a male lion called King Dick.
Wellington Zoo said it would look at starting a new pride of lions in the future, but it was likely to be awhile until a firm plan was in place.
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Should Wellington Zoo replace its Lions?
  • 46.7% No
    46.7% Complete
  • 53.3% Yes
    53.3% Complete
685 votes
35 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a picture of a starling by Louise Thomas.

"The variety of plumage at the moment on young birds as they transition into their adult feathers is amazing. I think a few years ago I would have thought of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) as a dozen different species if I thought … View more
This week we feature a picture of a starling by Louise Thomas.

"The variety of plumage at the moment on young birds as they transition into their adult feathers is amazing. I think a few years ago I would have thought of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) as a dozen different species if I thought of them at all. Many of the new generation still have their brown heads, but are developing their star-spangled chest feathers. Mature feathers coming in on their backs are beautiful, with pale brown borders and the middles an iridescent green in the sunlight. Nature is an artist."

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