Petone, Lower Hutt

3 days ago

How do you dispose of paint?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

DIY-ers are being urged to dispose of paint responsibly, after a video captured paint flowing from a storm water drain into Titahi Bay. Wellington Water said paint was found in waterways every summer. How do you you dispose of paint?

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5 hours ago

Bird bath and wooden/wrought iron park bench

Jennifer from Petone

Love the idea of having a bird bath in my garden for the birds this summer, altho they may not need it today!

Also old park bench, wooden with or without wrought iron arms

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14 hours ago

Christmas Cheer

Jane from Naenae

Hi neighbours,with the weather spreading its anger at the mo,lets hope its settled an gone by Sat.Pack a Picnic n bring the Family down to Hillary Court.for an entertaining night of fun.We will be joining in the fun with heapza give aways for the children,thanks to you all.Following the show there … View moreHi neighbours,with the weather spreading its anger at the mo,lets hope its settled an gone by Sat.Pack a Picnic n bring the Family down to Hillary Court.for an entertaining night of fun.We will be joining in the fun with heapza give aways for the children,thanks to you all.Following the show there will be an open air Movie,so dont forget the Popcorn.We will be manning the toy section so pop in an say Hi.See ya"ll there.

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18 hours ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, … View more
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

read the full story here.
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1 day ago

Fb group for sharing extra building materials

Leila from Petone

I've linked a facebook group made for sharing surplus demo/reno/building materials-it'd be great if Hutt Valley people put their extra stuff there-lots of local repurposers would love to help you keep it out of landfill!
Please share the link with renovating/trade people
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4 days ago

Name a book

NumberWorks'nWords Lower Hutt

What book sticks in your mind?

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1 day ago

Help Kiwi schools get their own electric garden!

Spark Foundation

14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or … View more
14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or donate to help all kiwi schools access this programme here.
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1 day ago

Here when you need us

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After … View more
Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After visiting her husband Stuart in respite care at a Ryman village, she was tempted to move in herself! “If it was me, I think I would enjoy it because it’s just so beautiful and the food is good.”

Ryman villages provide warm and welcoming communities. Where residents can enjoy activities and outings while forming friendships along the way.
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1 day ago

Babysitting

Danielle from Hutt Central

Hiya looking for recommendations to assist with some casual babysitting. Braxton is 7 years old and our only child.

We are needing some help when I do my night shifts (I am a nurse) and jacob(Braxtons dad) leaves for work at 530am. So it would involve a early start until I arrive home around … View more
Hiya looking for recommendations to assist with some casual babysitting. Braxton is 7 years old and our only child.

We are needing some help when I do my night shifts (I am a nurse) and jacob(Braxtons dad) leaves for work at 530am. So it would involve a early start until I arrive home around 8am. Message me if your available to help and we can chat more :)

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5 days ago

builder handyman recommendations? - replacing wooden boards on a deck, plus replace plastic sheeting on pagola

Lucy from Waiwhetu

Hi all.
a couple of other jobs I need someone to do. I am getting my house ready for sale and noticed that some of the boards on the deck are rotting. I'm hoping to get someone in to replace them. Also, I have a pegola(?) - just an outdoor area that has been covered with plastic sheeting. The … View more
Hi all.
a couple of other jobs I need someone to do. I am getting my house ready for sale and noticed that some of the boards on the deck are rotting. I'm hoping to get someone in to replace them. Also, I have a pegola(?) - just an outdoor area that has been covered with plastic sheeting. The plastic sheeting is rotten and needs replacing. Also two of the poles holding up the sheeting appear to be on a lean so I need someone to look into that. Any recommendations would be great.
Thanks

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