Woburn, Lower Hutt

20 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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1 day ago

What do you think of Facebook?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Porirua mayor Anita Baker has decided to no longer use Facebook.
She says the level of abuse has given her no other choice.
What is your experience of Facebook?

If you do not want your comments used in a story, please put NFP (Not for Publication).

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6 hours ago

Wellington Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions (Home & Garden)

It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden … View more
It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden Exhibitors, featuring everything from featuring Kitchens, Builders, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Homewares, Art, and more! Be sure to check out the ‘Set the Mood’ Interior Design challenge and the Springfree Family Zone.

Save the date in your diaries and connect with local businesses from the 2 – 4 October 2020 at the Wellington Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
Sky Stadium, Wellington.
Adults $8
Gold Card Friday $4
Under 16 free
Find out more

6 hours ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
Read more

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1 day ago

Starlings

Louise from Woburn

Starlings are quite beautiful when you look at them closely, especially when the light catches their dark iridescent plumage and white "stars". They have a murmuration most evenings somewhere along the river, often up by the Ewen Bridge. Although common in New Zealand, their numbers have … View moreStarlings are quite beautiful when you look at them closely, especially when the light catches their dark iridescent plumage and white "stars". They have a murmuration most evenings somewhere along the river, often up by the Ewen Bridge. Although common in New Zealand, their numbers have sadly halved in the last thirty years in their native Europe where they form an important part of the ecosystem, such as controlling insects like grass grub. I snapped this guy last Friday when the weather was not so good, but he still caught a few rays of light in the top of a pōhutukawa. The other picture is from earlier in the year when a group of young starlings (you can tell they are young by the brown heads) were wheeling around over the Hikoikoi Reserve.

15 hours ago

YOUR VOICE

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

We would love to hear from our readers. Please share a few lines about your hobbies, a recipe, a pattern, a story, artwork, a poem... We'd like to read about anything that you think other readers would enjoy!

Every two months, we will draw a winner. The winning entry will take home a $50 … View more
We would love to hear from our readers. Please share a few lines about your hobbies, a recipe, a pattern, a story, artwork, a poem... We'd like to read about anything that you think other readers would enjoy!

Every two months, we will draw a winner. The winning entry will take home a $50 Countdown voucher, generously donated by the team at Countdown.

Please email your entries to: 
news@ageconcernwellington.org.nz
Or mail your entries to:
Age Concern Wellington (Re: Your Voice), PO Box 11-108, Wellington, 6142

Terms and Conditions:
By submitting an entry, you grant permission to Age Concern Wellington to publish your entry in their newsletters and on their website. Only winning entries will receive a prize. All entries remain the property of the entrant. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. Prizes will be mailed to the winners.

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15 hours ago

How are we going to pay $1.3 billion infrastructure bill?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Years of chronic underfunding means Lower Hutt will need to dig deep to find $1.3 billion to future-proof its ageing water infrastructure.

With 60 per cent of the city’s three waters assets needing to be replaced over the next 30 years, Hutt city councillors will discuss investment options for … View more
Years of chronic underfunding means Lower Hutt will need to dig deep to find $1.3 billion to future-proof its ageing water infrastructure.

With 60 per cent of the city’s three waters assets needing to be replaced over the next 30 years, Hutt city councillors will discuss investment options for the next decade at a Long term/Annual Plan meeting on Thursday. In August, Wellington Water Limited presented two options to the Hutt City Council. The infrastructure management company’s preferred “mid option” was an investment of $375 million over the next decade. The “low option” of $204m would not keep pace with growth, council officers say.

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16 hours ago

What's On: Waikanae Spring Market 2020

Jane from Waikanae Beach

With over 100 stalls plus entertainment, this is always a great day out, so come and join us between 9.00 and 2.00!!
Waikanae Spring Market 2020
  • Mahara Place
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16 hours ago

What's On: Waikanae Spring Market 2020

Jane from Waikanae Beach

With over 100 stalls plus entertainment, this is always a great day out, so come and join us between 9.00 and 2.00!!
Waikanae Spring Market 2020
  • Mahara Place
4 days ago

"Woburn" falcon

Louise from Woburn

Did you guys know there is a super cool New Zealand falcon, aka kārearea, that hangs around Woburn? I quite often see him flying down Woburn Road and snacking on little birds in Ludlam Park or the Hutt Rec. I'm so glad this rare endemic species is officially listed as "recovering", … View moreDid you guys know there is a super cool New Zealand falcon, aka kārearea, that hangs around Woburn? I quite often see him flying down Woburn Road and snacking on little birds in Ludlam Park or the Hutt Rec. I'm so glad this rare endemic species is officially listed as "recovering", we are very lucky that some live in the Hutt. A magnificent bird.

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18 hours ago

Meals on Wheels

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

Did you know our kitchen team also help to cook meals for Meals on Wheels? #PeopleOfTheHutt
They make around 170-200 meals a day for people in the Hutt Valley.
Most of the meals they produce are for specialised diets and nutritional needs.

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19 hours ago

Help wanted with GP story

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Are you having trouble getting a GP or making an appointment to see your doctor. Please contact Bridie Witton if you are happy to chat for a story please contact bridie.witton@stuff.co.nz or on 0272852368.
Thanks.

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19 hours ago

What's On: Hutt: atrial fibrillation support group

Annette from Wellington Central

The Heart Foundation are running bimonthly support group meeting on the first Thursday of the month in the Hutt Valley region for people and whānau affected by atrial fibrillation (AF).
Hutt: atrial fibrillation support group
  • Hutt Art Society
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20 hours ago

Kids Plasteron for fencing sport

Patricia from Belmont

Used kids plasteron for fencing

Size; Small
Unisex

My daughter worn this when she was 11-12 but it is adjustable.

Price: $40

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20 hours ago

Unisex Kids Fencing Jacket

Patricia from Belmont

used Unisex Kid's Fencing Jacket, slight pill on fabric on one of the arms

chest 79-83cm
size 158EU

also listed elsewhere.

Price: $95

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20 hours ago

What's On: Confidence in public speaking

Sheryl from Stokes Valley

Wainuiomata Toastmasters invites you to a night of fun and humour at our annual Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contests. Guests welcome. Enquires to Sheryl 0211604703.
Confidence in public speaking
  • Wainuiomata Library Meeting Room
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