Naenae, Lower Hutt

1 hour ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Lulu

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Our SPCA Pet of the Day is Lulu.

"I am a sweet dog looking for my forever home. I am looking for a very special home that can understand my quirks and needs, a home that can help me thrive and be the best companion I can be.
My ideal home would be one that has had previous large dog … View more
Our SPCA Pet of the Day is Lulu.

"I am a sweet dog looking for my forever home. I am looking for a very special home that can understand my quirks and needs, a home that can help me thrive and be the best companion I can be.
My ideal home would be one that has had previous large dog experience and/or greyhound experience. I walk beautifully on a lead but in saying that, I would need a home that can handle me as I can be strong when I want. I have had a fair amount of training from my previous home but there is always room for more growth. I am super smart and a lover of all yummy foods so will pick up new things very quickly.
I can be shy when meeting new people so I would love a quiet patient home that can read when I am not comfortable. A home with no children would be best for me. Being part greyhound, I am also not suited to a home with cats or any small animals. If you think you are the home for me contact SPCA’s Canine Team for more information."

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5 hours ago

Resident-friendly terms

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly… View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want.
*Some conditions apply
Learn more

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1 day ago

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Block NZ is back on our screens on Monday, but let's hope there are no more silly decor challenges and over-the-top reserves.

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1 day ago

Income Tax Notifications

Harry from Waiwhetu

How would you like to be pensioners in their 80's receiving letters out of the blue, telling you your income tax return was overdue.
How also would you like to be an 83 old woman who has been in and out of hospital twice this year and is confined to a wheel chair been told you are required to … View more
How would you like to be pensioners in their 80's receiving letters out of the blue, telling you your income tax return was overdue.
How also would you like to be an 83 old woman who has been in and out of hospital twice this year and is confined to a wheel chair been told you are required to do this within 30days and can do so by going to ird.govt./myIR a lady who turning on the telly. is hard enough but would not have a clue regarding computers and the internet.

Surprise, surprise, another letter with the post date the same as the previous one, stating they have charge a late filing penalty of $50.
incidentally we both got similar letter with similar requirements and demands and also all letter had the same issuing date.
Try to contact ird by phone is an near impossibility.
We had previously been told a couple of years previous that as we were on the basic pension there was no need to fill in such forms, incidentally also, we had never received any form anyway.
The outcome, after hours of time and effort investigating, is that as we had a part pension from the UK which is topped up by WINZ although WINZ taxes the NZ part of my top up they do not tax the UK portion so
ALL YOU BRITS OUT THERE you could be liable if you do not fill forms in and declare your part UK pension.
We are finally clear, till next tax year, after filing and declaring the small amount I get from the oveseas part-pension, I also have never received any Kiwi Saver type allowance for my part pension, so watch out guys!
you may be getting your KIWI SAVINGS as a supplement to you pension at present, we don't we get the lot deducted from our pension as they said you cannot get two pension payments so bit of an anomaly creeping in here.
Watch out guys! once they get everyone into Kiwi Saver, mark my words, you will all be getting one pension and your Kiwi saving will be deducted like our is, from your basic pension.

12 hours ago

🙏🙏🙏

Jane from Naenae

Hi neighbours,it has only been bought to my attention that a family has lost part of their belongings in a house fire.Today we thank Alan Young,George Baker,Tania Rapira n all the,Tom mary n moses,that we can replace some of their needs.Thanku neighbours.Blessu all 🙏

1 day ago

Pet of the Day: Our Millie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Ricard Gray is the proud owner of Mille the cat. Please note our pic is not upside down!
"Pet of the Day: Our Millie loves to hang out and have fun with owners Richard and Sally from Tītahi Bay."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nzView more
Ricard Gray is the proud owner of Mille the cat. Please note our pic is not upside down!
"Pet of the Day: Our Millie loves to hang out and have fun with owners Richard and Sally from Tītahi Bay."

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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2 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a picture from Rosa Marie.
Has anybody got any ideas for a caption?

"Thanks to a wonderful husband who took me there and a low tide, Pāuatahanui was a bird photographer's dream this afternoon! Masses of kingfishers who were either sitting on bits of driftwood or … View more
This week we feature a picture from Rosa Marie.
Has anybody got any ideas for a caption?

"Thanks to a wonderful husband who took me there and a low tide, Pāuatahanui was a bird photographer's dream this afternoon! Masses of kingfishers who were either sitting on bits of driftwood or logs, in between catching little crabs, a pile of shags who were in a very flappy mood and were constantly splashing about in the water, a pair of Caspian terns who didn't seem to be getting on too well, a blue heron who was getting annoyed by a seagull who was swooping over him. So much to see and photograph! It helped wearing some wellies so I could wade in to get some closer shots."

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14 hours ago

Harvey Furnishings 50% off Throws

Nicola from Harvey Furnishings Wellington - Petone

Our wool blend throws are super popular and come in a range of trendy colours. Snuggle up on the couch during cold winter nights with one of these to keep you warm.

50% off until the end of June means that you may as well buy two for the price of one! Pop in store to see our range while we still … View more
Our wool blend throws are super popular and come in a range of trendy colours. Snuggle up on the couch during cold winter nights with one of these to keep you warm.

50% off until the end of June means that you may as well buy two for the price of one! Pop in store to see our range while we still have a variety of colours as they are selling quick.

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4 days ago

What's On: Grey Power Public Meeting

Kevin from Avalon

Guest speaker will be Dr Ayesha Verrall, Minister for Seniors and Associate Minister of Health. All welcome. We support and protect the welfare and well being of people over 50.
Grey Power Public Meeting
  • Senior Citizens Rooms
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1 day ago

What's On: REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with local stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, find a bargain and enjoy a day out in Kapiti.
REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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1 day ago

What's On: REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with local stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, find a bargain and enjoy a day out in Kapiti.
REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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5 days ago

What's On: Tea and Tech for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Baffled by technology? Want to learn how to do Internet banking? Need to connect with the grandkids online? Come to Age Concern's free workshop. Call 04 499 6648 to register.
Tea and Tech for Seniors
  • Hutt City Baptist Church
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5 days ago

What's On: Tea and Tech for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Baffled by technology? Want to learn how to do Internet banking? Need to connect with the Grandkids online? Come to our free Tea & Tech workshop. Call 044996648 to register.
Tea and Tech for Seniors
  • Hutt City Baptist Church
1 day ago

Welcome sign

The Team from Resene ColorShop Naenae

A vintage print can make a great welcome sign for your home entrance way by simply adding some hand painted letters in your choice of Resene colours!

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

RED CROSS SHOP IN PETONE $2 BOOK WEEK

Tamsin Matthews from Red Cross Shop Petone

All book only $2

Red Cross Shop in Petone
169 Jackson St

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1 day ago

Always finding your neighbour’s cats in your garden?

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean (The Curtain Store)

Even though we all love animals, we are not always fans of other people’s cats doing their business in our gardens. Luckily, there is a handy, and animal-friendly, trick for this!

Cats are wonderful and cute animals, of course, but they’re a bit less cute when they pee, poo and dig all over … View more
Even though we all love animals, we are not always fans of other people’s cats doing their business in our gardens. Luckily, there is a handy, and animal-friendly, trick for this!

Cats are wonderful and cute animals, of course, but they’re a bit less cute when they pee, poo and dig all over our garden. This can cause a lot of trouble for you and your garden, so you might be looking for some tips to help prevent this! Because we are animal lovers, we don’t like the idea of scaring off cats with chemicals or nasty methods that aren’t animal friendly. We believe keeping cats out of your garden can also be done in a natural way.

There are several ways to discourage cats from coming into your garden that are in no way harmful to the cat but do give the required result. For instance, cats don’t like certain scents, which means you can use those to keep them out.


After asking around for a bit, we found out that a lot of people have trouble with neighbourhood cats in their garden. Some people love seeing those cute animals wandering around their garden, but other people would rather chase them away immediately. Everybody has their own methods for this as well. The most common method seems to be trying to scare the cat by yelling and waving your arms. Others go outside with a glass of water to try to pour over the cat. Of course, these methods don’t have the desired result. Some people get so frustrated that they end up in the newspaper because they tried shooting at the cats! That’s not what we want, so we’ve got a few tips for you instead.


Cats don’t like the smells of vinegar and citrus peel.


So, you can keep cats out of your garden pretty easily by putting bowls of vinegar or citrus peel in various places around the garden (in particular those places the cat likes to visit). The cat will then definitely stay away from those places. Another thing cats hate is cayenne pepper. So, it may be worth scattering a generous amount of cayenne pepper in places the cats like to visit. Then again, this may cause the cat to start sneezing violently, which make us feel a bit sorry for it.

If you don’t have any of these products at home and don’t feel like going to the supermarket, you could also try using garlic, ground coffee or chili pepper. Did you know about these natural, cat-resistant tips? Share them with your friends!

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