Tirohanga, Lower Hutt

5 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, what do you think is going on here? Hint, it used to be an annual event.

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2 hours ago

What's On: Croquet

Vicki from Stokes Valley

Come and try croquet weather permitting 9.30am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Visitors and new players always welcome
Croquet
  • Waimarie Hutt Valley Croquet Club
2 hours ago

Capsicum/onions

Jane from Naenae

Kia ora neighbours.Just dropped off, 2 x boxes Capsicums n Onions plze come n help urselves.fifs.Open till 3:30pm n open 8am tomorrow.nga mihi.

3 hours ago

When A Lining Is Not A Lining, But So Much More…..

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean (The Curtain Store)

Look, we have to be honest, curtain linings are not the sort of thing that will blow your hair back with sheer delight. It’s sort of hard to get excited about a functional item like this – a bit like getting excited about a new water heater, carpet underlay, or new gutters…! It’s usually … View moreLook, we have to be honest, curtain linings are not the sort of thing that will blow your hair back with sheer delight. It’s sort of hard to get excited about a functional item like this – a bit like getting excited about a new water heater, carpet underlay, or new gutters…! It’s usually the face fabric, the star of the show at the window that brings the pizazz, colour or texture to a space, with lining tucked in behind, performing the admirable duties of light blocking and fabric protecting.


However, these are virtues to be celebrated as they help us make bolder decisions about the drapery fabrics for our spaces. They are also not what linings once were, and many now have the capacity to stand alone as a super practical drapery in their own right, heralding a new era for a previously much maligned fabric category. Prepare to have your hair blown back boys and girls…


Where to Begin: Well, it’s important to establish the purpose of the lining – is this a room you plan on sleeping in till midday? Lucky you! You will need a blackout (sometimes called a blockout), which will completely block light filtration, allowing you to sleep easy in blissful darkness.

These are used in five-star hotels, and in the homes of shift workers or young children who need to be able to sleep at any time of the day without pesky circadian rhythms waking you up from the light. Once upon a time, blackout linings were desperately practical, coming in white or off white (if you were lucky) and with a three-pass coating on the back (three layers of acrylic based flock).



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

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3 hours ago

Plea to be responsible at the races

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hutt Valley Police are urging attendees at this weekend’s Wellington Cup Day to plan ahead and stay safe.
They want everyone at the event to have a great time, and get home safely.
There will be a uniformed Police presence at this event to enhance your enjoyment of the day and promote safety.
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Hutt Valley Police are urging attendees at this weekend’s Wellington Cup Day to plan ahead and stay safe.
They want everyone at the event to have a great time, and get home safely.
There will be a uniformed Police presence at this event to enhance your enjoyment of the day and promote safety.
Cup-goers are urged to think ahead, avoid risky situations and keep themselves and their friends safe.
Attendees are also urged not to drink and drive, as Police will be breath testing drivers leaving from the Cup Day.
Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your driving, so if you drink at all, please don’t drive.

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2 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday but this is to introduce you to a new photographer, Andrew Gorrie. He lives in Kelson and takes most of his photographs from his deck. Andrew is an ex Stuff photographer.
His favourite subject is the magnificent tui

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6 hours ago
5 hours ago

Stall-Holders Wanted - Boulcott School's Twilight Gala

Rachel from Naenae

Boulcott School is holding their Twilight Gala on Friday 26 February from 4-8pm.

We are looking for a variety of local stall-holders to have their items for sale for the event.
We would love to hear from you.
Stall's cost $35 (which includes supplied trestle table).

Please email … View more
Boulcott School is holding their Twilight Gala on Friday 26 February from 4-8pm.

We are looking for a variety of local stall-holders to have their items for sale for the event.
We would love to hear from you.
Stall's cost $35 (which includes supplied trestle table).

Please email gala@boulcott.school.nz for information and to register your interest.

Follow the event on facebook: www.facebook.com...

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1 day ago

Soames Island day out

Sandra from Normandale

Took the family to Soames Island via the East West Ferry for Anniversary Day. Fantastic walks, picnic and took all our own stuff home.

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3 days ago

Pears

Jane from Naenae

Hi neighbours,2 boxes Pears have been donated n would love you to come an get some.A.bit speckled but ok to Stew.Also buns n rolls.Hopefully we will have Tomatoes too.Pataka fully laden.nga mihi.

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1 day ago

What's On: Wellington Ukulele Festival

Savannah from Ebdentown

Concert and workshop hosts Justin Reed and Shane McAlister lead a day to play, learn and have fun. Tickets $30 (booking fees apply). Book at www.expressions.org.nz
Wellington Ukulele Festival
  • Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre
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1 day ago

What's On: The Lost Letter Office

Savannah from Ebdentown

The Lost Letter Office is a wonderful children's show. Using magic, movement and music it explores how these paper creations can deliver powerful gifts of love. Book at www.expressions.org.nz
The Lost Letter Office
  • Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre
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1 day ago

Thank You

Irene from Alicetown

We would like to thank the very generous family who quite by chance came to be seated with us at Ichiban Teppanyaki, Lower Hutt last night. We were there to celebrate a birthday and although we did not know you we soon started chatting and sharing a few laughs. At the end of the evening when it … View moreWe would like to thank the very generous family who quite by chance came to be seated with us at Ichiban Teppanyaki, Lower Hutt last night. We were there to celebrate a birthday and although we did not know you we soon started chatting and sharing a few laughs. At the end of the evening when it became time to pay our bill, we found much to our absolute amazement, that it had already been paid. Having left before us and not realising what you had done, we were left quite speechless. We have done such lovely acts of kindness ourselves in the past, but to be the recipient on this occasion has completely blown us away. We hope that at some stage in the future that our paths may cross so that we can return the favour in kind, but if not we wish you well and hope your act of generosity is returned to you ten fold. This is certainly something that we will definitely never forget.

1 day ago

What's On: Eastern Hutt Ladies Probus Club

Jan from Kelson

Retirees, Ladies, come and join us. Fun, Fellowship, Outings, Guest speakers. .Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hutt Bridge Club rooms at 10am..Phone Lynn 5638432, Jan 563527.
Eastern Hutt Ladies Probus Club
  • Hutt Bridge Club
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1 day ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH VALENTINES DAY MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with local stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Browse the stalls. pick up a bargain or a gift. Invite a friend or 2. Support local!
WAIKANAE BEACH VALENTINES DAY MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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