50 days ago

500 card group

Lesley from Trentham

Just a reminder the 500 card group is meeting today (Sunday 9th) at the Library, 1-4pm

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8 hours ago

Chicken Week!

PAK’nSAVE Upper Hutt

Welcome to Chicken Week here at PAK n SAVE Upper Hutt!

We celebrate all things chook this week, from fresh drumsticks, breast and thighs all the way through to frozen whole birds, strips and more! Prices are until Sunday/while stocks last.

Come in and see us this week, we look forward to seeing you!

See you soon!

2 hours ago

Guide dog learns the art of social distancing

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Getting out and about in Wellington is a little different this year with people having to adapt to social distancing. But it’s not just humans learning new norms.
Guide dog Pedro has also had to learn some new rules.
Genevieve McLauchlan, an Upper Hutt local, gets around in a motorised wheelchair with the support of Pedro.
Genevieve has Cerebral Palsy and vision loss as the result of an injury, so relies on Pedro’s guidance.
She is grateful for how Pedro quickly learned to move away from people and social distance. Pedro has also learned to work with Genevieve’s wheelchair. When she was first paired with a dog in 1998 by Blind Low Vision NZ (formerly The Blind Foundation), it was the first time in New Zealand, possibly the world, that a guide dog was working alongside a wheelchair.

Don't forget the Blind Week Appeal is on October 16 and 17.

2 hours ago

Election 2020: Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Ikaroa-Rāwhiti's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.