31 days ago

Blossoms by night: Japanese garden lit up for evening viewing

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A small part of Upper Hutt has been transformed into a Japanese blossom garden, complete with a waterfall, lakes and 350 flowering cherry trees.
Blossom Valley, believed to be the biggest event currently running in New Zealand, has added a night show where visitors can wander through the lit-up garden.
The festival runs until October 3 and was especially designed to run under lockdown.
Blossom Valley runs until October 3 at Aston Norwood Gardens, SH2, Kaitoke. Daytime session tickets $10 for adults, children under 12 free from blossomvalley.nz.

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you support the rules to build new homes?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow people to build up to three homes of three storeys on most sites in Wellington without any need for resource consent from August 2022.
Tell us what you think and if you do not want your comments used put NFP.

Do you support the rules to build new homes?
  • 31.4% Yes
    31.4% Complete
  • 44.4% No
    44.4% Complete
  • 24.1% Not sure, need more information
    24.1% Complete
477 votes
3 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This could be a tough one. Anybody got any ideas who this is and what is going on?

4 hours ago

What's On: Early Summer Show

Allison from Silverstream

Beautiful display of roses, floral art + bonsai. Plants for sale. $3 entry for adults (as well as facemask). Show open Saturday & Sunday (14th) until 3:30pm. More details www.huttvalleyhorticulturalsociety.org
Early Summer Show
  • Walter Nash Centre