Wainuiomata Coast, Lower Hutt

6 hours ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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12 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Any thoughts on the picture and where it was taken?

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11 hours ago

Wellington fire ban

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, remember there is a fire ban on.
It includes Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley. Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says this means anyone wanting to light an outdoor fire will need to apply for a permit and follow the conditions listed on … View more
Hey Neighbourly folk, remember there is a fire ban on.
It includes Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley. Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says this means anyone wanting to light an outdoor fire will need to apply for a permit and follow the conditions listed on their permit.
"The ground is getting drier and fire danger has increased,” he says.
“The dry vegetation acts as fuel for a wildfire, meaning if a wildfire did start it could spread very quickly. We’ve seen this with a few vegetation fires in the area recently, including one in Makara last month where firefighters and helicopters worked hard over two days to put it out.”

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9 hours ago

Wainuiomata residents could be facing a big bill for pipe repairs

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wainuiomata residents could soon face a big bill to repair leaky pipes.
Wellington Water is launching a programme to investigate infrastructure linking private homes into Wellington Water’s network.
The checks over the next few months are part of the region-wide Knowing Your Pipes project to … View more
Wainuiomata residents could soon face a big bill to repair leaky pipes.
Wellington Water is launching a programme to investigate infrastructure linking private homes into Wellington Water’s network.
The checks over the next few months are part of the region-wide Knowing Your Pipes project to improve water quality by reducing the amount of sewage entering waterways.
Although is starting in Titahi Bay soon, it will also include Wainuiomata.
If the leaky pipe in on your land, you will be responsible for the repair bill.

11 hours ago

Wainuiomata Police Station to be upgraded

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Police have issued a statement confirming the Wainuiomata Police Station is to get an upgrade.

"Police are aware of some concerns in the community that we are selling the Wainuiomata Police Station. We’d like to reassure the community that this not the case and we are in fact giving the … View more
Police have issued a statement confirming the Wainuiomata Police Station is to get an upgrade.

"Police are aware of some concerns in the community that we are selling the Wainuiomata Police Station. We’d like to reassure the community that this not the case and we are in fact giving the station a complete upgrade, inside and out. As such, the community should expect to see activity around the station as contractors complete these upgrades. We look forward to having this upgraded facility so we can better serve our community."

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5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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18 hours ago

HIBS – Building Men of Character since 1991

Hutt International Boys School

HIBS Open Day on Saturday, 27 March – 9am Hear the Principal’s address, 9.30am to 1.30pm enjoy tours of the school.

Learn about the outstanding opportunities at HIBS through activities, classroom exhibitions and displays with our staff and students.

HIBS Auditorium, Granville Street, … View more
HIBS Open Day on Saturday, 27 March – 9am Hear the Principal’s address, 9.30am to 1.30pm enjoy tours of the school.

Learn about the outstanding opportunities at HIBS through activities, classroom exhibitions and displays with our staff and students.

HIBS Auditorium, Granville Street, Trentham, Upper Hutt
(04) 528 6227
www.hibs.school.nz
Find out more

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21 hours ago

What's On: The Greatest Movie Show

Prudence from Wainuiomata

Hutt City Chorale and Hutt Valley Singers are presenting a concert featuring a selection of favourite songs from the movies. Tickets $20/$15 at eventbrite or rock on up, on Saturday.
The Greatest Movie Show
  • St James Anglican Church
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21 hours ago

What's On: The Greatest Movie Show

Prudence from Wainuiomata

Hutt City Chorale and Hutt Valley Singers are presenting a concert featuring a selection of movie theme song favourites. Tickets $20/$15 at eventbrite or rock on up, on Saturday.
The Greatest Movie Show
  • St James Anglican Church
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1 day ago

What's On: Waikanae Easter Market

Jane from Waikanae Beach

This always popular market is on Easter Saturday between 9am and 2pm. With 100+ stalls and entertainment, it's always great fun, so don't miss out!! Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/waikanaemarket.
Waikanae Easter Market
  • Mahara Place
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1 day ago

What's On: Waikanae Easter Market

Jane from Waikanae Beach

This always popular market is on Easter Saturday between 9am and 2pm. With 100+ stalls and entertainment, it's always great fun, so don't miss out!! Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/waikanaemarket.
Waikanae Easter Market
  • Mahara Place
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1 day ago

What's On: Friends of Pataka Arts Trail

Liz from Paremata

March 13th and 14th 10am - 4pm . Wonderful opportunity to visit the talented artists of Porirua in their studios or at Hubs. Information and brochures: pataka.org.nz/whats/events/friends-of-pataka-arts-trail-2021/. Free entry
Friends of Pataka Arts Trail
  • Tawa to Pukerua Bay
1 day ago

RiverLink Engagement

RiverLink

It’s an opportunity for you to give feedback on the RiverLink indicative plans for improvements to river health, flood protection, amenities and transport connections in Lower Hutt.

Feedback will remain open until Monday 8 March 2021.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Old expensive coins

Tjae from Wainuiomata

Hi does anyone know someone that buys old expensive gold coins etc looking for a coin collector or someone wanting to grab themselves a 113 year old gold sovereign get in contact let me know cheers

4 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Harry

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Harry from the Wellington SPCA.

"I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who … View more
Meet Harry from the Wellington SPCA.

"I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who will have me around them, either as a solely indoor rabbit, or mostly indoors. I will need a large outdoor area with a weatherproof hutch or shelter for days when the weather is nice. I will need to be inside as part of the family at night, so a hutch or area inside with you is important. I would also like a female rabbit for company, so if you have a lonely rabbit maybe we could be friends?"

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2 days ago

Tonight’s Extraordinary Wainuiomata Community Board meeting

The team from Hutt City Council

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, tonight’s meeting will be limited to 50 people. This is to make sure we safeguard everyone attending by ensuring physical distancing.

There will be a recording of the meeting posted via Council’s channels at a later stage.

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