Petone, Lower Hutt

2 days ago

Would you feel safe at the theatre"

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The theatre industry is calling for a change to regulations, which would see them doing away with social distancing and enforcing masks.

Those involved in the industry believe it is unfair you can 80 people on a bus you can only have a maximum of 100 people at a theatre. What do you think?

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2 days ago

Kereru Count

Louise from Woburn

The great kererū count starts today (www.greatkererucount.nz... - for those that enjoy a bit of citizen science), I'm off to a flying start with two massive chonkers in the backyard at 8.30am - shame about the weather, makes the photos look grey. Here's a photo of one from a better day … View moreThe great kererū count starts today (www.greatkererucount.nz... - for those that enjoy a bit of citizen science), I'm off to a flying start with two massive chonkers in the backyard at 8.30am - shame about the weather, makes the photos look grey. Here's a photo of one from a better day earlier in the year in a little kōwhai beside the townhall.

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1 day ago

Local established artist - Garry Gerrard aka "Gazza"

Estelle Cainey from Inspire Art Gallery NZ

A couple of years ago, I met a gentleman called Garry, not long after that informal meeting, I saw a poster of an exhibition of his in the Wainuiomata library hub. I thought to myself, this man has presence, I hope to run into him again some time. I opened Inspire Art Gallery and as the months … View moreA couple of years ago, I met a gentleman called Garry, not long after that informal meeting, I saw a poster of an exhibition of his in the Wainuiomata library hub. I thought to myself, this man has presence, I hope to run into him again some time. I opened Inspire Art Gallery and as the months unfolded, I got to hear about him in the art networks. recently he showed me a self portrait he was working on during Covid-19 Lock down level 3, I was so taken by the piece which I thought was 'finished' I wanted to add it to the post Covid-19 wee art event the gallery ran upon moving to level 1. I felt I couldn't just hang it on the gallery wall. It commanded its own space, and I felt drawn to putting it on a mini easel and on a plinth, there he was, sitting in the gallery space, looking to me, quite majestic, and in a way, each of us, has our inner majestic ness! Thanks Garry for the reminder ... now, since then, Garry has now 'finished' his self portrait, with the background of the image looking quite ... extraordinary, you will have to come to Garry's exhibition "Gazza's Connections here at the Wainuiomata Inspire Art Gallery and see for yourself, including bone-carvings and other artworks by Garry. The dates are 26 Sept to 4 October 2020, come see what one of our local artists has been up too! Thursdays to Sundays 10 to 4pm!

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1 day ago

Garage Sail

Lynley from Waiwhetu

Saturday 19 September, 8am - 11am.
1/173 Riverside Drive Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt.
Lots of items, some furniture, brand new printer, appliances, pictures, glasses, Silver EPNS tea sets and trays. Aston Greathead painting, and lots more...

Negotiable

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3 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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2 days ago

Sewn with love

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

Kathryn Van Woerkom provides support for patients and their relatives as a hospital chaplain.

Recently, she has also been very busy sewing hundreds of reusable masks.
All the masks have been sewn from fabrics generously donated from Kathryn's friends, family and work colleagues.

"Many… View more
Kathryn Van Woerkom provides support for patients and their relatives as a hospital chaplain.

Recently, she has also been very busy sewing hundreds of reusable masks.
All the masks have been sewn from fabrics generously donated from Kathryn's friends, family and work colleagues.

"Many of the masks made have been gifted to churches and community groups—they then donate them to people in need," said Kathryn.

Kathryn also had many staff enquiring to buy her masks. After receiving numerous requests, she decided to sell them to staff as a fundraiser for the hospital's Dignity Trolley.

The Dignity Trolley is for patients, who are at the end of their life—and for their families—who are by their bedside.

The trolley is laden with fine china, speciality tea and coffee, and homemade baking.

Liz McCloat, an administrator in the Medical Ward, help created the Dignity Trolley.

"We know the trolley makes a huge difference during the end-stages of a patient's life," said Liz.

"The trolley helps bring some comfort to the families and friends during a very hard time."

So far Kathryn has made nearly 450 masks. Many of them have been given away to those in need, and close to 200 of them have been sold to staff and their families.

"We started selling a few on our ward but it quickly grew," said Kathryn.

"It was amazing to see all the staff and their families supporting this important service."

3 days ago

Finally, some progress on Snapper Cards

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Train tickets could be a thing of the past. Greater Wellington is today looking at a report supporting looking at the introduction of Snapper. on local trains.

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2 days ago

Big rugby clash for Petone

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Petone rugby fans get out and support your team. The Villagers have a Jubilee Cup semi against Norths at the Petone Rec at 2.45pm on Saturday

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4 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

2 days ago

Progress being made on new Wainuiomata shopping centre

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has taken decades but progress in finally being made on the new shopping centre that will replace the Wainuiomata Mall.

Earlier this week, Mayor Campbell Barry laid a mauri stone, a taonga that has the wairua (spirit or soul) of the local people and preserves the welfare of those who stand … View more
It has taken decades but progress in finally being made on the new shopping centre that will replace the Wainuiomata Mall.

Earlier this week, Mayor Campbell Barry laid a mauri stone, a taonga that has the wairua (spirit or soul) of the local people and preserves the welfare of those who stand above it.

"The site blessing and laying of the mauri stone is a significant milestone in the redevelopment of the Wainuiomata Mall. The redevelopment in this area has been on the cards for decades, and I know how much it means to local people to see things pick up speed."

The Wainuiomata Shopping Centre will feature a brand new Countdown, a new office building for the Ministry of Social Development, and a new road connection between The Strand and Queen Street.

Countdown is expected to be open next year. The new store will have an in-store Pharmacy, an expansive fresh produce department, an instore bakery and a dedicated health food section.

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2 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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2 days ago

Testing numbers

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

Here is the latest information about the number of people tested for COVID-19 in our region. We will publish these figures every weekday to give you a clearer picture of what is happening in our area.

There is no known community transmission in the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions.

These … View more
Here is the latest information about the number of people tested for COVID-19 in our region. We will publish these figures every weekday to give you a clearer picture of what is happening in our area.

There is no known community transmission in the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions.

These figures will also be published on our website and updated each weekday. View figures here: www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz...

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2 days ago

Free Garden health check!

Ian Hamilton from Natures choice gardening services - Lower Hutt

We all go to google when we are sick , so why not call a Garden doctor? To find out how to fix these problem areas, it could be a tree should come out or some mulch put down to stop the weeds? Maybe just some weeding is all that’s needed . Call me today for a free conciliation
0272430951

4 days ago

Help wanted

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

I am looking for feedback on what you would like to see on Neighbourly.
At the moment the only regular feature is Way Back Wednesday, featuring historical pictures of Wellington.
One option is a regular feature on a well known sportsperson or your favourite restaurant. Or perhaps a post featuring … View more
I am looking for feedback on what you would like to see on Neighbourly.
At the moment the only regular feature is Way Back Wednesday, featuring historical pictures of Wellington.
One option is a regular feature on a well known sportsperson or your favourite restaurant. Or perhaps a post featuring your favourite bird (mine is the mighty kārearea).
Tell me what you would like to see.

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2 days ago

Free measure and quotes nationwide

RetroFit Double Glazing - Wellington

If you’re looking to retrofit double glaze your home, we offer free no obligation quotes nationwide click here to request or call us on 0800 658 658.

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