Wellington’s sprinkler ban has been lifted– but with sporadic rain forecast for winter residents still need to avoid wasting water.
The restrictions were put in place for the Hutt Valley, South Wairarapa, Wellington city and Porirua in mid-February as water usage soared during the summer months.
From Tuesday, residents in Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington city can again use sprinklers and irrigation systems, Wellington Water said. In Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa people can do so every second day, as is usual.
Most of the Wellington region’s drinking water comes from rivers and the Waiwhetu aquifer under the Hutt Valley. River levels fell to 90 per cent before the sprinkler ban.
Meanwhile, people in the Wairarapa town of Carterton still have to boil their water after E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply on March 12.
This week we feature Siam the klepto-cat. Not sure where Siam lives but the submission made by Sine Goldfinch was to good to ignore.
"Siam came in my cat door six years ago with this sponge in his mouth and dropped it at my feet as a gift for me. His owner gave him to me because he just refused to go and six years on, he still brings the same sponge to me every night. I'm pretty sure it is the equivalent of roses in his mind."
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Just me again putting it out there that I am still available for Petsitting and housesitting! I have been super busy and booked so far this year but will be freeing up in the coming months.
I have a few dates already booked in however have lots of space available for 2021 🏡 get in touch with me via message on here or feel free to flick me a text on 0226524010
I am incredibly tidy, sensible and organised. Refer to my previous posts to see some positive feedback from people I have house sat for/ still housesit for!
Thanks everyone, don’t be afraid to get in touch with any questions/ concerns.
This has been posted on Facebook regarding changes to the Upper Hutt Police Station Hours.
"Change to opening hours at the Upper Hutt Police Station"
From 17 May 2021 the opening hours at Upper Hutt Police Station will be changing.
The station will now be open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and closed at the weekend.
The decision to change the opening hours was made after an operational review and has been driven by declining demand for service at the front counter in the evenings and on weekends.
It will balance the community’s needs and the welfare and consideration of sole staff members.
“We are committed to delivering a policing service the Upper Hutt community expect and deserve.
Very few members of the public are visiting Upper Hutt Police Station at the weekend or later in the day.
By closing at these times we can instead deploy our staff to times when it is busy,” said Te Awakairangi Hutt Valley Area Commander Inspector Dion Bennett.
The change in hours will not affect the policing service available to the community.
“Police will continue to work and be deployed from the Upper Hutt Police station 24/7. What is changing is the public front counter will be closed on weekends,” said Inspector Bennet.
As part of the review and consultation ahead of the changes community leaders and local iwi from across Upper Hutt were consulted.
This consultation provided valuable insights into how we can work together with the community to ensure they can be safe and feel safe.
“If you need to speak to Police and the matter is not urgent, please come and visit the station Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Alternatively you can ring us anytime on 105 or contact us online at 105.police.govt.nz.
If you need an emergency response please continue to call 111,” said Inspector Bennett.
Issued by Police Media Centre