Wainuiomata Coast, Lower Hutt

5 days ago

Equifest is postponed to February 2022

Equifest

The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one … View more
The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one weekend?

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and get ready to celebrate everything we love about horses!
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6 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Tazzy

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Rosa Stewart, from Stokes Valley, is the proud mum of Tazzy.

"Yesterday I was doing my usual stalking of the backyard birds with my camera behind my washing line as they were flying in for their daily feed of the seed that I had just thrown on the lawn and wondered why they just suddenly all … View more
Rosa Stewart, from Stokes Valley, is the proud mum of Tazzy.

"Yesterday I was doing my usual stalking of the backyard birds with my camera behind my washing line as they were flying in for their daily feed of the seed that I had just thrown on the lawn and wondered why they just suddenly all flew off in all directions! What had scared them off was the sight of this magnificent but rotound feline lurking quite near by.

She is very much a Jeckyll and Hyde character, very friendly when she is tucked up with me at night and just loves having her belly rubbed. But outside she runs away when approached and totally disappears when friends or family drop in for a coffee!"


We wouldn’t change her for the world!Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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6 days ago

Delta Buster hits Hutt streets for Super Saturday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is known as the Delta Buster and on Saturday it will be part of a coordinated effort to boost vaccination rates in the Hutt Valley.
Emblazoned with local art, Metlink’s delta buster, a collaboration with Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust, Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs, and Te … View more
It is known as the Delta Buster and on Saturday it will be part of a coordinated effort to boost vaccination rates in the Hutt Valley.
Emblazoned with local art, Metlink’s delta buster, a collaboration with Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust, Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs, and Te Awakairangi Health Network, is an eye-catching mobile, community focused, pop-up vaccination centre.
Metlink General Manager Scott Gallacher says the delta buster is a timely addition to the fight against COVID-19, building on the free travel to and from vaccination’s that Metlink already has in place across the entire region.
“We want to make getting a COVID-19 vaccination as easy as possible for people across the region. Since Monday 20 September, passengers have been able to hop on board any of our Metlink bus and trains for free as they head to and from their vaccination appointments.
Metlink have been working with the health providers and local artist John Kingi to make sure this bus stands out.
Hutt Valley residents can call 0800 926 257 to find out where and when the Delta Buster will be in operation.
Free return trips on Metlink bus and train services are also available to all passengers travelling on the day of their vaccination appointment who can show their booking confirmation and date either on paper or their devices.
Passengers unable to use buses or trains are encouraged to contact Metlink directly on 0800 801 700 to arrange community transport to and from their vaccination centre.

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8 days ago
6 days ago

Super Saturday get vaccinated

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

There are a large range of events happening across the region.
Click on Red More to see where events are happening near you.
Greater Wellington Super Saturday events include:
- Newtown School community vaccination – soccer, activities, food and music
- Heretaunga Christian Centre Upper Hut … View more
There are a large range of events happening across the region.
Click on Red More to see where events are happening near you.
Greater Wellington Super Saturday events include:
- Newtown School community vaccination – soccer, activities, food and music
- Heretaunga Christian Centre Upper Hut vaccination festival – spot prizes, sausage sizzle, and live music
- Do it 4 the East’ Porirua youth-led event – activities, food stalls and live music
- Takapuwahia Marae Porirua vaccination festival – free hangi and a rongoa approach
- Kapiti Community Vaccination event – Mr Whippy, food trucks, and a DJ.
The Sky Stadium drive-through vaccination clinic is also open from today until Monday and has the capacity to administer 2000 vaccinations a day.

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6 days ago

Super Shot Saturday in Lower Hutt on October 16

Jamie Dobson from Hutt City Council

Don't wait, vaccinate!

Super Shot Saturday is looking bright in Te Awakairangi 🌞 It's a perfect opportunity to get out and get dose one or two!

Check out where you can get a vaccine shot tomorrow 👇

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6 days ago

Mind games

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lower Hutt

This matching pairs memory game painted in Resene colours is great for brain-training, fun to paint and play and would make a fabulous gift.

Find out how to create your own.

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6 days ago

The Impacts of Climate Change on Insurance costs

Climate Insights

Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global … View more
Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global property premiums by 33-41% between 2020 and 2040”. The potential increase was deemed a direct consequence of our changing climate.

Our Climate Insights property report provides easily understood information on change to risks for your current or a future property. The report includes robust and actionable information for residential property owners, tenants and investors to enhance their property’s climate resilience.
Find out more

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7 days ago

What's On: Hutt City Musical Theatre Grease

Hugo from Epuni

Get your ticket to Grease. Since debut in the early 1970’s, GREASE has remained one of the world’s most popular and enduring musicals. A level 2 special treat. https://www.trybooking.com/nz/events/landing/5552
Hutt City Musical Theatre Grease
  • Epuni Hall.
7 days ago

HURRY! Have you shared your Local Like?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

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Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

Share your business shout-out now.

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7 days ago

Time is running out... only two weeks to go! ⏳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes … View more
Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes place around the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake:

DROP - down on your hands and knees. This protects you from falling but lets you move if you need to.

COVER - your head and neck (or entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk (if it is within a few steps of you). If there is no shelter nearby, cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

HOLD - on to your shelter (or your position to protect your head and neck) until the shaking stops. If the shaking shifts your shelter around, move with it.

Head to www.shakeout.govt.nz... to sign up today and get involved!

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7 days ago

What's On: Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts

Richard from Woburn

Sadly this is the final concert of this year's series and will be given by the RNZAF Quintet - always popular! Complimentary Tea and Coffee from 11.30. Koha Entry
Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts
  • St Mark's Church
8 days ago

2 free lounge chairs

Carol from Wainuiomata

I'm doing this post of behalf of a friend who wants to give someone who needs them, his very loved lounge chairs, hence free! It is pick up only so if you private message me I can give you his phone number to arrange pick up.

Free

8 days ago

Cook Straight ferry crossings cancelled as bad weather rolls in

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Interislander and Bluebridge ferry companies have cancelled multiple sailings as severe weather rolls through the Wellington and the Top of the South today.

Wellington is bracing for heavy swells of up to 6 metres as a front bringing heavy rain and gales makes its way up the country.

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The Interislander and Bluebridge ferry companies have cancelled multiple sailings as severe weather rolls through the Wellington and the Top of the South today.

Wellington is bracing for heavy swells of up to 6 metres as a front bringing heavy rain and gales makes its way up the country.

Metservice warned big waves were recorded on the capital's South Coast and Eastbourne. Wellington Region Emergency Management Office had reported that debris had already washed up along the coast as of 10:30.

All Interislander Services between Picton and Wellington today have been cancelled, with today's Bluebridge sailings cancelled and tomorrow's early morning services also scratched.

To keep up to date with the latest weather updates, visit the Metservice Warnings page.

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