Petone, Lower Hutt

12 days ago

Potential Choking Hazard Found in Faulty Snorkels

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A user of a snorkel product has reportedly found a piece of material detached inside, which may have lead to them choking.
The snorkel, manufactured by major water sports company arena, issued the recall which affects snorkels bought at various stores in the Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and … View more
A user of a snorkel product has reportedly found a piece of material detached inside, which may have lead to them choking.
The snorkel, manufactured by major water sports company arena, issued the recall which affects snorkels bought at various stores in the Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Bay of Plenty regions.

What you need to know:

- The recall affects the arena Swim Snorkel II & Swim Snorkel Pro II.

- A piece of material may become loose in the snorkel which can become a choking hazard.

- The products were sold at Swim T3 and Teamline Stores from October 2019 to April 2020.

- Fill out this survey to check whether your snorkel has been affected.

Known owners of the snorkel will be contacted by Swim T3 or Teamline.

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12 days ago

Monthly East Harbour Regional Park update

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

Want to get the latest on East Harbour Regional Park? Every month our park ranger, Jo Greenman, shares an update in the Eastbourne Herald.

This month she touches on some of the challenges brought on by Covid-19, the handling of deer in the park, the no good ‘moth plant’ pest and some tips on… View more
Want to get the latest on East Harbour Regional Park? Every month our park ranger, Jo Greenman, shares an update in the Eastbourne Herald.

This month she touches on some of the challenges brought on by Covid-19, the handling of deer in the park, the no good ‘moth plant’ pest and some tips on how to protect Banded Dotterels in Eastbourne. 🦌🌿🐦

Check out Jo's article at the link below.

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13 days ago

Labour proposes making Matariki a public holiday?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellingtonians, what do you think of Labour's plan to make Matariki a public holiday?

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand’s twelfth public holiday if re-elected.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always … View more
Wellingtonians, what do you think of Labour's plan to make Matariki a public holiday?

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand’s twelfth public holiday if re-elected.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.

The exact timing of Matariki shifts every year as it relates to a star cluster reappearing and has traditionally varied between Iwi.

It would be the first new public holiday since the Third Labour Government made Waitangi Day a public holiday in 1973, although then Prime Minister Norman Kirk called it “New Zealand Day”.

Please mark any comments Not For Publication if you do not want to be quoted in a story.

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14 days ago

Builder Available

Glen from Waterloo

Local Hutt Valley Builder Joe Lancaster & Son Ltd Master Builder are looking for their next project. We are able to make a start in two months time. Our building team consists of 3 tradesman and 1 apprentice, all work considered.
Contact Glen on 021 433 974 or email lancasterglen08@gmail.com

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13 days ago

What's On: Startup Weekend Kāpiti

Bernadette from Paraparaumu Beach

Take the leap in this 54-hour event to gain hands-on entrepreneur education. Pitch an idea, find a co-founder or join a team! Visit www.kapiti.co for tickets.
Startup Weekend Kāpiti
  • Ramaroa Building, Queen Elizabeth Park
13 days ago

Large corner shelving unit

Grant from Hutt Central

495mm deep
765mm wide
2130mm high

Seperates for easier relocation. Surplus to requirements. In ok condition but some screw holes on sides. Comes with brackets to fasten to wall.

Price: $25

13 days ago

Week 2 of Fit for a Fiver Zumba Special - Dyer Street School, 6pm

Andy from State of Motion - Zumba Fitness

It's our second week of Fit for a Fiver where you can get three classes of Zumba for only $5. Tonight Jenna and I are at Dyer Street School Hall @ 6pm. New people are always welcome, come and enjoy fitness to fantastic music in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No dance experience needed just a … View moreIt's our second week of Fit for a Fiver where you can get three classes of Zumba for only $5. Tonight Jenna and I are at Dyer Street School Hall @ 6pm. New people are always welcome, come and enjoy fitness to fantastic music in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No dance experience needed just a willingness to enjoy yourself. Full details of the Fit for a Fiver deal are on our website www.stateofmotion.co.nz...

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13 days ago

An Act of Generosity

Ian from Petone

Yesterday (Fathers Day) myself and my partner and daughter went out for a meal in Speight's Ale House in Petone. It was a delightful meal and the service was excellent.
As I went up to pay, I was told that some one who was at a nearby table had paid a sum of money off of my bill. I did not … View more
Yesterday (Fathers Day) myself and my partner and daughter went out for a meal in Speight's Ale House in Petone. It was a delightful meal and the service was excellent.
As I went up to pay, I was told that some one who was at a nearby table had paid a sum of money off of my bill. I did not know who it was and they were gone by the time I went to pay.
I have no idea why they did this very generous thing, but I was very touched by the gesture.
If the person who did this is reading this, we wish to thank you very much indeed (and hope that it was not done in error).
Acts of unaccredited generosity certainly have a deep effect on people and considering that, one month previously, we had our car stolen, this has helped us to re-align our faith in human nature.
THANK YOU.

13 days ago

Acting's 'next big thing' discovered in Upper Hutt boxing gym?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

When Sam Kelly, the director of Kiwi-made film Savages, walked into Heretaunga Boxing Gym he wasn’t expecting to find New Zealand’s next big talent.

But if luck stays on 22-year-old James Matamua’s side, that’s exactly what Kelly found when he handed out audition forms to the young men … View more
When Sam Kelly, the director of Kiwi-made film Savages, walked into Heretaunga Boxing Gym he wasn’t expecting to find New Zealand’s next big talent.

But if luck stays on 22-year-old James Matamua’s side, that’s exactly what Kelly found when he handed out audition forms to the young men hanging around after boxing practise.

He was so confident he’d get the role after auditioning, James started signing off as ’’Next Big Thing’’ in his emails to the producer, telling them not to bother auditioning anyone else.

It was this confidence, humour and natural charm that endeared the casting team to him and won him the role.

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16 days ago

Future bleak for Lambton Quay business

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

What is the future of businesses on Lambton Quay?

Two well known business have indicated they are struggling and Eftpos transactions are down 19 percent from the same time last year.

Wellington City councillor Simon Woolf says the outlook for Wellington’s Lambton Quay is so bad he is moving his… View more
What is the future of businesses on Lambton Quay?

Two well known business have indicated they are struggling and Eftpos transactions are down 19 percent from the same time last year.

Wellington City councillor Simon Woolf says the outlook for Wellington’s Lambton Quay is so bad he is moving his family photography business from the street after more than 60 years.

Sam Cranfield, whose wife Val established the Cranfields gift store now situated off Lambton Quay, told councillors at a meeting on Thursday the couple were liable for $750,000 if the business went bust, something he was very concerned would happen.

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13 days ago

Hutt man gives away his house bit by bit

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Conrad Coom could not bear to see his Lower Hutt house bulldozed down and taken to the tip, so he decided to give it away.

A developer purchased the 1940s property and indicated he only wanted the land. Coom did not want to see the house go to waste so he decided to take the house apart and give … View more
Conrad Coom could not bear to see his Lower Hutt house bulldozed down and taken to the tip, so he decided to give it away.

A developer purchased the 1940s property and indicated he only wanted the land. Coom did not want to see the house go to waste so he decided to take the house apart and give it all away.

Coom hopes his story will shine a light on the lack of recycling within the property development industry. He’s removed the roof, flooring, weatherboards, fixtures, architraves and door jambs. All that’s left days out from officially handing over the keys is the framing, which Coom has not been able to take down so far due to a hold-up with the power company.

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13 days ago

Has Covid delayed your surgery?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

We are working on a story about people who have missed out on seeing a specialist due to Covid and the lockdown.
Are you, or is anyone you know, still waiting for a first specialist appointment?
Please contact Bridie Witton if you are happy to chat for a story at bridie.witton@stuff.co.nz or … View more
We are working on a story about people who have missed out on seeing a specialist due to Covid and the lockdown.
Are you, or is anyone you know, still waiting for a first specialist appointment?
Please contact Bridie Witton if you are happy to chat for a story at bridie.witton@stuff.co.nz or 0272852368.

13 days ago

Pulse sign Gail Parata

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Gail Parata will take over from Yvette McCausland-Durie as head coach of the Central Pulse netball champions.

Parata, 52, headed offshore in 2013 and spent six years as head coach of the Scottish Thistles national team.

She said she was “absolutely delighted’’ to return home to the Pulse … View more
Gail Parata will take over from Yvette McCausland-Durie as head coach of the Central Pulse netball champions.

Parata, 52, headed offshore in 2013 and spent six years as head coach of the Scottish Thistles national team.

She said she was “absolutely delighted’’ to return home to the Pulse head coaching role. Last year, Parata, who has a Master of Science Performance Coaching degree, took Scotland, a team of athletes who largely work full-time or are students, to their highest ever world ranking of seventh.

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13 days ago

Future Hollywood star found in Upper Hutt boxing gym

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

James Matamua is a name to remember.

The Upper Hutt 22 year-old has taken an unlikely path to acting stardom after being discovered in an Upper Hutt boxing gym.

When Kiwi director Sam Kelly walked into the Heretaunga Boxing Gym, he wasn’t expecting to find New Zealand’s next big talent. But … View more
James Matamua is a name to remember.

The Upper Hutt 22 year-old has taken an unlikely path to acting stardom after being discovered in an Upper Hutt boxing gym.

When Kiwi director Sam Kelly walked into the Heretaunga Boxing Gym, he wasn’t expecting to find New Zealand’s next big talent. But that is exactly what Kelly found when he handed out audition forms to the young men hanging around after training.

Matamua was so confident he’d get the role after auditioning, James started signing off as ’’Next Big Thing’’ in his emails to the producer, telling them not to bother auditioning anyone else. It was this confidence, humour and natural charm that endeared the casting team to him and won him the role.

Matamua scored a role in Savages, a film about the early history of gangs in New Zealand.

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13 days ago

Source Quality Yearling Bulls

PGG Wrightson Ltd

In the market for yearling bulls? We know every advantage counts in the farming industry. Advantage is exactly what we give the breeders and farmers we partner with.

PGG Wrightson Livestock Genetics combine decades of hands-on rural experience with the most comprehensive data available.

We … View more
In the market for yearling bulls? We know every advantage counts in the farming industry. Advantage is exactly what we give the breeders and farmers we partner with.

PGG Wrightson Livestock Genetics combine decades of hands-on rural experience with the most comprehensive data available.

We partner with forward-thinking breeders and farmers to enhance animal performance and improve business results.

If you’re looking for better business results, then view upcoming PGG Wrightson Yearling Bull Sales around New Zealand.
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