Hi everyone, we are continuing to run an on-call service for the next 4 weeks while in lockdown (a list of things classed as essential will be below). I'm aware that many are feeling a financial strain at this time so, IF MONEY IS A PROBLEM PLEASE TALK TO US ABOUT OPTIONS. In what can be a scary time, having no power can amplify that feeling so please get in touch.
I would largely appreciate it if you could share this message. One of the hardest things for us is making people aware of what we do. As always, a massive thank you to our clients, it's your support that helps us give back to the community in times like this.
Our goal is to stay home as much as possible for the safety of the Kapiti community, so we may decide your problem is not essential while in lockdown. If this is the case, we can schedule you in for when we reopen. We will also be wearing a facemask and disposable gloves for our safety and yours, on arrival.
Problems that warrant a call-out:
▪️ No Hot Water
▪️ Loss of Power
▪️ Partial Loss of Power (loss of lights or loss of necessary
▪️ Pump Failure
▪️ Major Oven Repairs (due to not being able to order
▪️ Loss of Power for Medical Equipment
▪️ Loss of Heating
Always open to a conversation if you are concerned about anything or wanting general advice on 0278414557
All the best from our family to yours,
Mr Watts Electrical
The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.
The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
If you want your pet featured, email us on email@example.com
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.
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Gordon Llewellyn is a name you have probably never heard off but he played a pivotal role in the birth of the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
In 1983, he and three other Hutt athletes – Colin Bailey, Peter Spijkerman and Brent Busy – made history when they attended the Summer Special Olympics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The trip was organised by Grant Quinn, who later said Gordon Llewellyn proved the perfect poster boy for the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
Llewellyn was a larger than life character with a bold personality and a fascination with the TV character Magnum PI.
Years later Quinn recalled the flight over and an announcement that came over the intercom.
"This is your captain speaking … I have a very special passenger with me in the cockpit. His name is Gordon Llewellyn from New Zealand."
Llewellyn quickly took over the microphone and proceeded to entertain the whole plane.
"Next minute Gordon was asking, or should I say demanding, that everybody on board give the team a rousing three cheers to wish the team a successful time in Baton Rouge," recalled Quinn.
The team performed well at the Olympics and athletes returned home heroes, proudly wearing their medals for weeks to make sure nobody missed their success.
Llewellyn died in August 2014 and Quinn gave the eulogy. He told mourners that Llewellyn and the other three Hutt swimmers had changed the public's perception of the intellectually disabled.
They had helped win mainstream acceptance and played a key role in promoting an organisation that now had more than 7000 active members.