Wainuiomata Coast, Lower Hutt

29 days ago

Have you spotted a rook on your property?

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

These large invasive birds are a problem in the Wellington region because they eat and destroy newly germinated seedlings, which sometimes means entire crops need to be re-sown.

We need to protect our region’s environment and economic wellbeing from damage, which is why we aim to remove rooks … View more
These large invasive birds are a problem in the Wellington region because they eat and destroy newly germinated seedlings, which sometimes means entire crops need to be re-sown.

We need to protect our region’s environment and economic wellbeing from damage, which is why we aim to remove rooks from our region by 2029.

Find out more about Rooks here - www.gw.govt.nz...

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20 days ago

Prepared For Anything - October 1st to 31st 🎒📻🥫🔦🧴⚡️🔋🧻🧰📋🩹🧯🌊🥾🧼

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and … View more
Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and stocking up on essentials to putting together a grab n’ go bag or working with your neighbours to create a neighbourhood resillience plan, a little bit of planning goes a long way to make sure you and your community can get through any situation. Joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Support group is a great way to keep in touch and work together to reach out, look out and help out one another no matter what life may bring.

Don’t forget! This month also coincides with New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut, which will be taking place on Thursday, October 28th at 9:30am.

Let us know how you’re getting prepared this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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20 days ago

Pin it - Sleepy sloth

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lower Hutt

Creating a mood board or pinboard using Resene FX Blackboard Paint to keep household notes tidy is easy with this inspiring project.

Find out how to create your own.

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20 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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21 days ago

Lower Hutt student inspired by nature wins top prize in IHC Art Awards

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A Lower Hutt student has beaten 400 other artists in New Zealand in the national IHC Art Awards, winning a prize of $5000.
Taita College student Danni-Lee Kokiri​, 18, entered her work, called Chakra Forest, in the competition, open to artists aged 13 years and older with intellectual … View more
A Lower Hutt student has beaten 400 other artists in New Zealand in the national IHC Art Awards, winning a prize of $5000.
Taita College student Danni-Lee Kokiri​, 18, entered her work, called Chakra Forest, in the competition, open to artists aged 13 years and older with intellectual disabilities.
She is inspired by the nature that surrounds her – particularly the colour and details in trees. “They have this feeling that just makes me want to fly over them like a bird.

21 days ago

New website

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit … View more
Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit officeforseniors.govt.nz

21 days ago

Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pumps installed from just $2,167*

EnergySmart - Wellington

Felt the cold over winter? Get a Mitsubishi Heat Pump supplied and installed from just $2,167*

*Terms and Conditions apply. The $2,167 is for a back to back install on a 3.2kW Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-AP25VGD-A1 with a 5 year warranty, while stock last. 6 Months interest free and 6 months no … View more
Felt the cold over winter? Get a Mitsubishi Heat Pump supplied and installed from just $2,167*

*Terms and Conditions apply. The $2,167 is for a back to back install on a 3.2kW Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-AP25VGD-A1 with a 5 year warranty, while stock last. 6 Months interest free and 6 months no repayments is available on Q Mastercard, and their lending criteria applies.

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21 days ago

Thinking of a weekend project? Make this harvest basket.

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and gardeners,

Here's another great project from our DIY guru Jacob Leaf.

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22 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who knows the history associated with this famous black cat?

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22 days ago

Improvements planned for libraries

Hutt City Council

Repairs and refurbishments to five Hutt City Libraries will be underway over the next two years.

The work programme includes:

🚧 Petone,

🚧 Moera,

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Repairs and refurbishments to five Hutt City Libraries will be underway over the next two years.

The work programme includes:

🚧 Petone,

🚧 Moera,

🚧 Naenae,

🚧 Eastbourne, and

🚧 the War Memorial Library.

Planning is underway to make sure libraries services continue to be available to every community during the work.

Council is currently working with the Petone Community Board on a plan for engagement with the wider community on the Petone Library, as well as the Petone 2040 Plan.
Know more

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23 days ago

Come work with us!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks … View more
OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks and connections. We are looking for 13 Neighbours Day Aotearoa Connectors to join the team and help us activate NDA across the motu.

What the role could involve?

- Meeting with a community local group and encouraging them to hold an event
- Visiting a local library to drop off posters
- Spreading the Neighbours Day Aotearoa message at your local Marae
- Chatting with people in the street and encouraging them to do something neighbourly
- Stopping by the community garden to let them know about the Neighbours Day theme for 2022

We have a dedicated team that will work alongside you and training is provided. www.neighboursday.org.nz...

23 days ago

Tegel recalls patties due to undeclared allergen

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or … View more
Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume the product.

Here's what you need to know:

- The batch marking on the affected product is 81242, with a AUG 2022 best before date.
- The product is sold across New Zealand at the following supermarkets
Countdown: North and South Island
SuperValue: North Island
FreshChoice: North and South Island
New World: Balclutha
Pak'n Save: Upper North Island
Four Square: Upper North Island

Consumers with any questions are advised to contact Tegel Foods Limited on 0800 24 42 536.

Find more information on this recall by visiting the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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23 days ago

Free boating magazines

Sandra from Waiwhetu

I have two boxes of Boating magazines free to a good home

Free

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23 days ago

free magazines

Sandra from Waiwhetu

I have two boxes of random wommans magazines..womans weekly, next, australian womans weekly, new idea etc. Free to a good home

Free

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23 days ago

What does the maramataka say about when to sow and grow?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours and gardeners,

Dr Nick Roskruge, a professor of ethnobotany at Massey University’s School of Agriculture & Environment, explains what the maramataka says about kōanga (spring).

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