Wainuiomata Coast, Lower Hutt

2 hours ago

South Wairarapa - Current Restrictions

The Team from Wellington Water

FEATHERSTON & GREYTOWN
After a planned water shutdown to install new treatment equipment for Greytown's Memorial Park bore yesterday, we were restoring supply when a power cut occurred.

The power cut affected the Waiohine Treatment plant, which supplies water to both Greytown and … View more
FEATHERSTON & GREYTOWN
After a planned water shutdown to install new treatment equipment for Greytown's Memorial Park bore yesterday, we were restoring supply when a power cut occurred.

The power cut affected the Waiohine Treatment plant, which supplies water to both Greytown and Featherston. The Waiohine reservoirs were already quite low, as they had been meeting demand during the planned water outage. Although the Memorial Park bore was operational during the power cut, it was not meeting Greytown's demand.

We organised water tankers to supplement the water remaining in the reservoirs. Fortunately power was restored at 9.30pm. This allowed us to begin re-filling the Waiohine-fed reservoirs for Featherston and Greytown.

Thank you to all residents who are responding to the request to cut back water use, especially outdoors, and to the Greytown Fire Service for helping spread the word.

While the reservoirs are being re-filled, the total outdoor water ban (in Featherston & Greytown) is still in effect. We will look to lift this ban when operations continue as normal. We are anticipating this will be lifted tomorrow at 9am. We will confirm this tomorrow morning.

MARTINBOROUGH
From 10 December total outdoor water ban applies in Martinborough.

To keep updated on water supply and restrictions, please visit www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

3 hours ago

Important food recalls: have you been affected?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you affected by these recalls?:

1. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.

2. Specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets has been … View more
Are you affected by these recalls?:

1. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.

2. Specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets has been recalled as the product contains an elevated level of histamine. Click here for more information and consumer advice. Note: This product is sold in Countdown stores throughout the North Island and online.

10 hours ago

Oi, you! That’s not very Neighbourly!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly is a platform for kind community communication. You can help conversations stay neighbourly by alerting us to any comments getting in the way of productive community discussion. Simply click the '...' button below a post, reply or private message and select "… View moreNeighbourly is a platform for kind community communication. You can help conversations stay neighbourly by alerting us to any comments getting in the way of productive community discussion. Simply click the '...' button below a post, reply or private message and select "Report this message". You can also contact us if there is anything you’re unsure about.

👉👉 Check out more Neighbourly tips and tricks here.

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13 hours ago

Want WiFi with real reach?

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Every Stuff Fibre broadband connection receives our fantastic ASUS router, which has won the PC Readers Choice award and many more.

Plus you're in good hands with Stuff Fibre winning the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider … View more
Get an award-winning router to go with our award-winning fibre.

Every Stuff Fibre broadband connection receives our fantastic ASUS router, which has won the PC Readers Choice award and many more.

Plus you're in good hands with Stuff Fibre winning the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running) People's Choice and Best Broadband Innovation at the NZ Broadband Compare awards.
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3 days ago

Is Naenae becoming gentrified?

Matt Tso Reporter from The Hutt News

A new wave of homeowners has done little to inject money into the local economy. Bargain stores, fast food joints and empty shops still predominate Hillary Court.
* If you don't want your comments used in an article, just add NFP at the end of your post.

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1 day ago

By sharing your light you light the way for others.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Tis the season... let's help make other's holidays more merry and bright.

#NSNZthejoyofgiving

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2 days ago

Martinborough water supply update

The Team from Wellington Water

Following the fault on Monday with the low manganese bore that is supplying the Martinborough Township, the pump was successfully replaced yesterday.

However this morning the pump experienced an electrical fault, which means there is no water pumping from the bore and reservoir levels are going … View more
Following the fault on Monday with the low manganese bore that is supplying the Martinborough Township, the pump was successfully replaced yesterday.

However this morning the pump experienced an electrical fault, which means there is no water pumping from the bore and reservoir levels are going down. We have our team on site working on a replacement as fast as possible.

The total outdoor water ban is still in place, and the community is encouraged to continue with their water conservation efforts. If the township uses more water than we can supply from the low-manganese bore, we will have to use the other bores as well. That could mean the town’s drinking water becoming discoloured.

Visit wellingtonwater.co.nz/SWDC for water saving tips.

3 days ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, … View more
“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
Read the guide

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3 days ago

Homelessness Strategy services finalised

Jon from Hutt City Council

Council now has the last of its services for homeless people in place.

The last of three contracts, aimed at helping homeless people into sustainable tenancies and supporting those at risk of becoming homeless, has been finalised and will start early in the New Year.

More information below.

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3 days ago

Martinborough Township Outdoor Water Ban

The Team from Wellington Water

South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is urging the community to immediately cease using water outside and to conserve water generally.

“On Monday evening, the pump on the township’s low-manganese bore faulted and is being urgently replaced. With no water being pumped the water reservoir reserves … View more
South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is urging the community to immediately cease using water outside and to conserve water generally.

“On Monday evening, the pump on the township’s low-manganese bore faulted and is being urgently replaced. With no water being pumped the water reservoir reserves are going down."

Mayor Beijen said he had been advised that installing the spare pump could be done within a day, but until the reservoir levels have recovered and we know the replacement pump is working well, we must conserve water.

“It’s essential that the community immediately responds to this pressing need to conserve water. If the township uses more water than we can supply from the low-manganese bore, we will have to use the other bores as well. That could mean the town’s drinking water becoming discoloured.

“Although safe to drink, the water could lose its clarity due to the reaction between manganese and chlorine – we want to avoid discoloured water if we can.

“We’re addressing infrastructure replacement as fast as possible, and this is unfortunate timing of an equipment failure,” said Mayor Beijen.

Information on how to conserve water will be shared throughout the community – you can find out more at www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

“We will update the community when more information is available,” Mr Beijen said.

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3 days ago

PRODUCT RECALL: Lindauer brand Fraise

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been affected? Lion is recalling specific batches of its Lindauer brand Fraise (Lindauer & strawberry, 200ml x 4 pack) as there is potential for glass pieces inside the bottle due to an issue with the bottling equipment.

Batch markings: L9164 PW374 20:27 to 20:39, L9165 PW374 07:41 … View more
Have you been affected? Lion is recalling specific batches of its Lindauer brand Fraise (Lindauer & strawberry, 200ml x 4 pack) as there is potential for glass pieces inside the bottle due to an issue with the bottling equipment.

Batch markings: L9164 PW374 20:27 to 20:39, L9165 PW374 07:41 to 07:58.
Distribution: The product is sold in selected liquor stores and hospitality venues throughout the North Island.

Click here for consumer advice.

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3 days ago

What's On: Pen Haven Writers Group

Carol from Pinehaven

Second Monday each month. Discussion, support and encouragement. All writers welcome. $4 cover charge. Contact Carol on 021825583 or email penhavenwritersgroup@gmail.com Next meeting:
Pen Haven Writers Group
  • Petone Community House
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