Wainuiomata Coast, Lower Hutt

24 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Eddie and Valarie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature two guinea pigs.

"We were bought to SPCA because our family could no longer care for us. We are now looking for a home together. Eddie and Valerie are sweet guinea pigs who love their food.
We are very sweet to watch, and are getting better at being handled, but we … View more
This week we feature two guinea pigs.

"We were bought to SPCA because our family could no longer care for us. We are now looking for a home together. Eddie and Valerie are sweet guinea pigs who love their food.
We are very sweet to watch, and are getting better at being handled, but we really don't like it, like most guinea pigs. We will need a large grassy area with a weatherproof hutch for day time. At night, we will need to be inside with you as part of your family so will need an area inside your home. It will need to be large enough for us to fit comfortably for the night, or for days when the weather is just too awful to be outside in. If that sounds like your set-up, please get in touch with our Small Animal Team for an appointment."

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26 days ago

What To Do If A Strange Dog Follows You

Sonali from Wainuiomata

What can you do when a dog follows you even though you don't know that dog?

24 days ago

Enjoy the good life

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of … View more
Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer.
The feeling of togetherness is the icing on the cake for residents, this is enhanced by a variety of outings, regular transport options and opportunities to join in with activities when you feel like it.
Learn more

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24 days ago

Waikato Management School Alumni share their stories

University of Waikato

Luke Pharaoh, Funding Manager for Virgin StartUp in London, is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

"Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of challenging conventional thinking which remains with me today," he says.
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Luke Pharaoh, Funding Manager for Virgin StartUp in London, is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

"Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of challenging conventional thinking which remains with me today," he says.

Watch his story and others here.
Find out more

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24 days ago

How about your own pre-planted portable organic vegetable bed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“Our portable bed provides a convenient and cost-effective way to access your own fresh produce within your own home,” says Charla Stretch, the CEO of Vitanic, the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) company set up by five students from Tokoroa High School.

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25 days ago

Apprenticeship opportunity in Wellington

Competenz

Hi Wellington!
Living Room in Kaiwharawhara, Wellington are looking for a trainee upholsterer to join their busy team of craftspeople. Are you looking for a professional, supportive and fun team environment? Enjoy on-the-job training alongside a specialist team in a well-equipped workshop. Is this… View more
Hi Wellington!
Living Room in Kaiwharawhara, Wellington are looking for a trainee upholsterer to join their busy team of craftspeople. Are you looking for a professional, supportive and fun team environment? Enjoy on-the-job training alongside a specialist team in a well-equipped workshop. Is this the opportunity for you!?

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26 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Peaches

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Peaches from Stokes Valley belongs to Carmen Maria Thomas.

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.

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27 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Something a bit different this week. Louise Thomas features regularly on Neighbourly but it appears she is not the only bird lover in the family.
"This beautiful drawing was a present from my lovely daughter, Caitlin, for my birthday. It's a portrait of a chap who frequents a large tree… View more
Something a bit different this week. Louise Thomas features regularly on Neighbourly but it appears she is not the only bird lover in the family.
"This beautiful drawing was a present from my lovely daughter, Caitlin, for my birthday. It's a portrait of a chap who frequents a large tree at the back of our neighbour's section - it borders our section at the back so he is often peering into our yard - this is the view we normally have of him. I've always valued the handcrafted gifts my children give me - looking at them in chronological order is like viewing the ascent of man. This one's going straight to the trophy room. Kererū/wood pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)."

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25 days ago

Digital Boost Live - App Launch

Digital Boost

Hi neighbours!

With daylight savings kicking in, we’ll have more hours in the day to make the most of our time outdoors.

So why not keep learning on the go! When you’re on your daily stroll or jog around the neighbourhood, it’s the perfect time to boost your digital knowledge with our … View more
Hi neighbours!

With daylight savings kicking in, we’ll have more hours in the day to make the most of our time outdoors.

So why not keep learning on the go! When you’re on your daily stroll or jog around the neighbourhood, it’s the perfect time to boost your digital knowledge with our brand new app - Digital Boost Live.

Our app has everything you need in the palm of your hand so you can keep learning from anywhere.

You'll remain logged in all the time and have access to exclusive podcasts with business and industry experts only available via our app. Notifications will keep you up to date with new content and competitions as soon as they land.

All our learning videos, downloadable summaries, cases studies, and Q&A sessions will still be there - perfect for small business owners looking for a practical way to keep learning while on the move.

Don't delay, download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and start learning today!

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25 days ago

Beef, ordered from here

McDonald's

For delicious grass-raised beef New Zealand is the perfect combo. An ideal climate, lush pastures and innovative farming produces enough beef for Macca’s in New Zealand and around the world.

Our patties are 100% quality beef, and all that’s added is a dash of salt and pepper when cooked.
Find out more

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26 days ago

Photos to return

Sharon from Wainuiomata

Sometime ago we bought an entertainment unit and in it we found a whole lot of photos. Beautiful photos of children and grandma. There is also a service booklet for Keith William James (1912 - 1991). They are well treasured photos and we would like to return them to the rightful owner. If you … View moreSometime ago we bought an entertainment unit and in it we found a whole lot of photos. Beautiful photos of children and grandma. There is also a service booklet for Keith William James (1912 - 1991). They are well treasured photos and we would like to return them to the rightful owner. If you recognize the name name, please pm me for the return of all the memories that are here for you to get back. Thanks.


After a few days, I have had no response so unfortunately in the next few days, I'll have to dispose them. Sorry about this, as I have to clean up some clutter. If you still know about this, please contact me by the weekend, otherwise they go. Thanks.

27 days ago

It's that time of year again whānau...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Make sure to update any manual clocks (don't forget about our older neighbours who might need a helping hand) and have a wonderful spring weekend!

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27 days ago

Textural tumblers

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lower Hutt

These artfully crafted vessels have heaps of uses. Simple, inexpensive and totally on-trend – the hardest thing will be deciding which to create first and which Resene colours to use.

Find out how to create your own.

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27 days ago

Your local is calling you...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Last year, we were absolutely overwhelmed with the Neighbourly community's response to our Local Likes campaign - so we want you to go in for round two!

This time we've got 50 chances for you to win a $100 voucher to go towards the business you've nominated. Head through and let … View more
Last year, we were absolutely overwhelmed with the Neighbourly community's response to our Local Likes campaign - so we want you to go in for round two!

This time we've got 50 chances for you to win a $100 voucher to go towards the business you've nominated. Head through and let everyone know why your favourite small business is worth supporting.
Nominate Now!

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28 days ago

CVL clears its first funding hurdle

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has been talked about for decades but the Cross Valley Link is now a littler closer.
The business case for the Cross Valley Transport Connections programme – formerly known in part as the Cross Valley Link – put forward by the Hutt City Council, has been accepted by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport … View more
It has been talked about for decades but the Cross Valley Link is now a littler closer.
The business case for the Cross Valley Transport Connections programme – formerly known in part as the Cross Valley Link – put forward by the Hutt City Council, has been accepted by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
What are your thoughts on the CVL?
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