Petone, Lower Hutt

19 days ago

Which 'summer' are you having?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.
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It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.

Our skies have been coloured by smoke blown over from the Australian bushfires, meanwhile Wellingtonians are just stoked if they get to see the sun.

How has your summer been?

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18 days ago

‘A’ for additional bus services from 10 February.

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

To work with the ongoing bus resource and driver shortage, four of the current suspended services will be serviced by ‘additional’ services. There’ll also be 15 more Route 2 services on the road from 10 February.

These services will have the letter ‘a’ at the end of the route number and … View more
To work with the ongoing bus resource and driver shortage, four of the current suspended services will be serviced by ‘additional’ services. There’ll also be 15 more Route 2 services on the road from 10 February.

These services will have the letter ‘a’ at the end of the route number and will be provided by Mana Coach Services so the buses will look different to the usual Metlink buses which operate this route.

These trips won’t be visible on the RTI or our Metlink website timetable until 8 March, so please see the Service Update for the full list of services. www.metlink.org.nz...

Know before you go and keep up with changes as they happen. Visit Metlink.or.nz or call the Metlink team on 0800 801 700.

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18 days ago

Council buying water for library from Just Water

Karl from Alicetown

Couldn’t believe it when I saw water being delivered to the war memorial library by Just Water company. Especially when there is a good source of artesian water just outside the dowse art museum for free. I assume its being paid for by us ratepayers and not being donated by Just water company.
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Couldn’t believe it when I saw water being delivered to the war memorial library by Just Water company. Especially when there is a good source of artesian water just outside the dowse art museum for free. I assume its being paid for by us ratepayers and not being donated by Just water company.
How is it justified given there is a $19.9m deficient for hutt city. Even if Hutt council is rolling in money its not justified.
The mind boggles

14 days ago

Stump Removal Starting at $180

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

Call us on 027 548 … View more
Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

Call us on 027 548 9818
Visit us on www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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18 days ago

Rates likely to jump

Matt Tso Reporter from The Hutt News

Lower Hutt residents are staring down the barrel of substantial rates increases in order for the council to reduce a $17.9 million budget deficit. Ratepayers will face a weekly increase as high as $6.46.
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Lower Hutt residents are staring down the barrel of substantial rates increases in order for the council to reduce a $17.9 million budget deficit. Ratepayers will face a weekly increase as high as $6.46.
* If you don't want your comments used in an article, just add NFP at the end of your post.

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15 days ago

Child's Suede leather boots

Ian from Petone

Children's Agatha Ruis De La Prada Boots (Made in Spain). Medium blue colour. Size 36.
Very good condition. Phone Ian on 0274574744 or email stem@xtra.co.nz

Price: $35

15 days ago

Kathmandu camping mats

Ian from Petone

Three self-inflating Kathmandu camping mats.
These have soft polyester surfaces with a corrugated texture designed for anti-slip comfort.
For storage and travel, they are easily deflated and packed into their storage bags (one storage bag has split).

For use, they inflate automatically, meaning … View more
Three self-inflating Kathmandu camping mats.
These have soft polyester surfaces with a corrugated texture designed for anti-slip comfort.
For storage and travel, they are easily deflated and packed into their storage bags (one storage bag has split).

For use, they inflate automatically, meaning minimal need to blow into them.

Each one is 1.75 long and 0.5 wide.

Price: $90

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15 days ago

Dirty Mouldy Blinds

Noel from Venetian Blind Cleaners

Do you have dirty, mouldy, greasy blinds?
Do you have blinds that need repairing or replacing?
Give us a call we are your local

027 213 0215

15 days ago

Collection of children's books

Ian from Petone

10 Children's books - all in excellent condition.
Paddington 2 (The story of the movie) / Paddington 2 (The movie storybook)Twilight (Directors notebook) / Infinite Romance by Kirsten Stewart / True love never dies by Robert Pattinson) / JoJos guide to making your own fun / JoJos guide to the … View more
10 Children's books - all in excellent condition.
Paddington 2 (The story of the movie) / Paddington 2 (The movie storybook)Twilight (Directors notebook) / Infinite Romance by Kirsten Stewart / True love never dies by Robert Pattinson) / JoJos guide to making your own fun / JoJos guide to the sweet life / Her space / Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls / Harry Potter and the cursed child - Script book

Price: $35

15 days ago

Masport lawnmower 4 stroke

Robyn from Maungaraki

Good mower,excess to requirements otherwise would be keeping.Good catcher.Pickup Maungaraki.

Price: $100

15 days ago

Media release: Unsustainable water use calls for warning

The Team from Wellington Water

Wellington Water is calling on the residents of Wellington, Porirua and the Hutt Valley to cut back on their water use, and make sure they observe garden watering restrictions.

A prolonged dry spell, with more to come according to forecasters, has seen water use soar. Over the past four days, … View more
Wellington Water is calling on the residents of Wellington, Porirua and the Hutt Valley to cut back on their water use, and make sure they observe garden watering restrictions.

A prolonged dry spell, with more to come according to forecasters, has seen water use soar. Over the past four days, consumption in the four cities has peaked at 183 million litres per day (MLD), with average consumption between 172 and 180 MLD – the target maximum demand is 160 MLD.

Chief Advisor, Potable Water, Laurence Edwards says that as we enter the peak of Summer we are seeing warm, dry weather with no significant forecast for rain, and demand is increasing to unsustainable levels. “We are in a situation where demand is close to exceeding supply capacity. If we continue at this rate, we will need to implement a sprinkler ban within the next few days.”

As river supplies dry up, the aquifer and storage lakes are what keep the Wellington metropolitan water supply going.

“There will be enough water to go round if everyone does their bit,” said Laurence.

“This includes following garden watering restrictions, and water saving tips like using buckets to wash the car, or a broom to sweep the path, rather than the hose.”

Restrictions are based on the odds and evens system, which allows residents to use one unattended watering system (sprinkler, irrigation system, soaker hose), from 6-8am and 7-9pm, according to their street address and the date:

- Residents of odd numbered houses (e.g. 1, 13, 57) can water on odd numbered dates (e.g. 1st, 15th, 23rd) of the month, between 6-8am and 7-9pm only.

- Residents of even numbered houses (e.g. 2, 4, 12) can water on even numbered dates (e.g. 2nd, 6th and 24th) of the month, between 6-8am and 7-9pm only.

15 days ago

The Petone Community Board by-election is still open! 🤩🥳

Grace from Hutt City Council

Wednesday is the last day you can send your postal votes for the Petone Community Board by-election 😲

If you've missed out, don't worry! You can drop it into the Petone or Moera Library or into the Council Building 😅

You have until Tuesday 18 February to vote so make sure you have… View more
Wednesday is the last day you can send your postal votes for the Petone Community Board by-election 😲

If you've missed out, don't worry! You can drop it into the Petone or Moera Library or into the Council Building 😅

You have until Tuesday 18 February to vote so make sure you have your say!👍

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