Tirohanga, Lower Hutt

4 hours ago

Poll: Do you support the rules to build new homes?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow … View more
Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow people to build up to three homes of three storeys on most sites in Wellington without any need for resource consent from August 2022.
Tell us what you think and if you do not want your comments used put NFP.

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Do you support the rules to build new homes?
  • 28.3% Yes
    28.3% Complete
  • 42.4% No
    42.4% Complete
  • 29.3% Not sure, need more information
    29.3% Complete
99 votes
1 day ago

Naenae pool plans unveiled

Jamie Dobson from Hutt City Council

The first look at the proposed design for the Naenae Pool and Fitness suite is here!

Before we get into detailed design and begin construction, we want to check in with everyone who will be using the pool to make sure we're delivering the best facility possible – for Naenae and Te … View more
The first look at the proposed design for the Naenae Pool and Fitness suite is here!

Before we get into detailed design and begin construction, we want to check in with everyone who will be using the pool to make sure we're delivering the best facility possible – for Naenae and Te Awakairangi.
In this draft design, you'll notice features that reflect what the community and aquatic sports users told us they wanted. We're;

🏊‍♂️ Keeping the 50-metre pool;

🎉 making sure the facility is a place for birthdays, special occasions, and the building is accessible; and

🌴 moving the site position in Walter Mildenhall park to better connect it with Hillary Court.

This is your chance to give feedback so we can ensure this plan for the pool reflects your needs! Let us know what you think 👇

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12 hours ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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12 hours ago

Naenae’s new Pool and Fitness Centre designs have been unveiled

Hutt City Council

Come talk to the team about the proposed design each Saturday at the Naenae Market from now till November 6.

View and feedback on the proposed designs at:

• Naenae Library
• Coco Pop Up community space (Hillary Court)
• Online hutt.city/naenaepool

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Come talk to the team about the proposed design each Saturday at the Naenae Market from now till November 6.

View and feedback on the proposed designs at:

• Naenae Library
• Coco Pop Up community space (Hillary Court)
• Online hutt.city/naenaepool

We are keen to know:

• What do you like about the proposed design?
• We want to understand what the most important elements of the new facility are for you?
• The proposed design allows for many activities. Which ones are you most keen on?
• Tell us what else you would like us to know about the future Naenae Pool and Fitness Centre?
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15 hours ago

What's On: Forest & Bird Plant Sale

Margaret from Naenae

Native trees and shrubs, exotic shrubs, perennials and annuals, succulents, grasses. Pots and good used gardening equipment. 2022 F&B Calendars. Cash - NO eftpos. Bring own containers. Wear a mask
Forest & Bird Plant Sale
  • Waterloo School Hall
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19 hours ago

33L 3-Way 12v/230v/LPG Camping Fridge

Chloe from Maungaraki

Used once in immaculate condition. Comes with ice tray and gas fitting

Price: $340

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1 day ago

What's On: Growing Food

Heng from Maungaraki

Lower Hutt garden circle is hosting Glynda Barlett who is speaking on growing your own food in the garden.
Growing Food
  • Senior Citizens Room, Queensgate
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1 day ago

Beautiful Sansevieria with square pot

Jenny from Boulcott

Beautiful Sansevieria

Sansevieria also know as 'mother in laws tounge' or the snake plant is on of the most hardy house plants.

they do not require much water or any fertilizer and thrive in room temperature. they are very hardy.


Sansevieria is known for its air purifying … View more
Beautiful Sansevieria

Sansevieria also know as 'mother in laws tounge' or the snake plant is on of the most hardy house plants.

they do not require much water or any fertilizer and thrive in room temperature. they are very hardy.


Sansevieria is known for its air purifying properties and is extremely popular because of its easy care and clean look.

They tolerate low light conditions as well as artificial light, therefore they are very suitable for most homes, apartments and offices.

Pick up Boulcott

Price: $30

1 day ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while … View more
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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1 day ago

What's On: Lion train & Mini Golf

Peter from Fairfield

open weekends and holidays from 1pm Eftpos call Peter 0272243712
Lion train & Mini Golf
  • Avalon Park
1 day ago

Delta Buster bus in Hutt Valley

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Check out the Delta Buster bus in Lower Hutt this week.

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1 day ago

An Insight into Viscose

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean (The Curtain Store)

Viscose, or Rayon, was the first regenerated fibre to be manufactured for commercial production in the early 1900s.


As a fabric, it is able to emulate the extremely soft handle and subtle sheen of natural fibres, whilst being more cost effective to produce. Therefore, resulting in the … View more
Viscose, or Rayon, was the first regenerated fibre to be manufactured for commercial production in the early 1900s.


As a fabric, it is able to emulate the extremely soft handle and subtle sheen of natural fibres, whilst being more cost effective to produce. Therefore, resulting in the continued popularity of viscose in fashion and soft furnishings.


Although viscose begins as a natural fibre, it is different from products like linen and cotton because it undergoes a manufacturing process. During this process, wood pulp is dissolved in alkali to make the solution called viscose, which is then squeezed through a nozzle or spinneret into an acid bath to create filaments called regenerated cellulose, and finally spun into yarn.


As with all natural fibres, viscose has a unique personality and requires special care. In this article we will discuss the characteristics of this versatile fabric, whether it is the right choice for your next project, and its unexpected enemy – H2O.

Characteristics of Viscose:
• Soft Handle
• Luxurious appearance and subtle natural lustre.
• Viscose yarn absorbs and holds dye well. Especially when piece dyed, a viscose product has the ability to reflect vibrant and bold colour.
• Can be engineered to resemble other natural fibres such as linen cotton and silk, while in most instances, can be more cost effective.
• Absorbent fibre and less durable when wet. We recommend that fabric qualities with a high percentage of viscose yarn are not washed or spot cleaned with water. Due to the absorbent nature of the yarn, spot cleaning can result in watermarks occurring.
• Dry Cleanable. In most cases we recommend a professional dry clean for compositions with a high amount of viscose.
• Low thermal retention. This characteristic mostly applies to the fashion apparel industry. Being a cellulose based fibre, it does not retain heat as well.
• As with all natural fibres, viscose can be susceptible to fading in direct sunlight due to the extreme UV conditions in Australasia. We recommend you are mindful of where natural fibres are situated in the home. In a drapery situation we always recommend a quality lining.
• For interior textiles, a fabric with a component of viscose yarn is extremely versatile and can be used in drapery, upholstery and accessory applications. We don’t typically recommend viscose fabrics to be used for bedding due to the fibre generally being dry clean only.
• A fabric that contains a viscose component can have the same fabric dye processes, finishes and printing applications as other natural fibres.



Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

3 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Marge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in … View more
Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in your interactions with me is really important, as I can get nervous and unsettled when approached too quickly or intensely.
I'm not your typical lap cat during the day, but at night I want nothing more than to be by your side, whether that's sleeping on you or near you. I love bean bags, and temptation treats (in moderation of course!). I'm not always down to play, but when I'm in the mood, I love ping pong balls and stringy toys!
I'm looking for a quiet home with indoor/outdoor access, and that gives me space and independence when I need it. I would prefer a home without other animals or children as my mood can sometimes change quickly if I feel threatened or am unsure of my surroundings."

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1 day ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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2 days ago

The Riverbank Market is back

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Lower Hutt's Riverbank Market is back. From October 23 the Riverbank Market will be operating from 6am to 2pm on Saturdays.
There will be some changes under Level two as the market needs to space the stalls two metres apart to help maintain the required physical distancing.
There will be a … View more
Lower Hutt's Riverbank Market is back. From October 23 the Riverbank Market will be operating from 6am to 2pm on Saturdays.
There will be some changes under Level two as the market needs to space the stalls two metres apart to help maintain the required physical distancing.
There will be a small number of food trucks for takeaways only. No seating or tables will be available. The market under Level 2 will focus on offering fresh vegetables, fruit and other food items.
Other items and activities like arts and crafts, buskers and seating will return once the Wellington region is at Level 1.
There will also be a change to the layout of the market, it will be spread out so there is plenty of room for people to shop and social distance, this change means parking close to the market will not be possible.
There will be parking in the south end of the Riverbank car park only for $2 an hour and free on-street parking. Pedestrian and cycle access has not changed.
All market stalls will post their QR code for ease of use, QR codes will be located at entrance to market as well. To keep everyone safe, all market stall holders and their staff are required to wear face masks.
If you attend the market, you will need to be prepared, wear a mask, and remember you have to social distance and scan in.

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1 day ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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