Brown Owl, Upper Hutt

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23 days ago

Cloths Dryer

Jebi from Ebdentown

Fisher & Paykel
Dimension: 57x42x80
Working condition
Must pick up from Poplar Gr

Price: $15

23 days ago

Let's work together to make Aotearoa New Zealand a more compassionate place.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To address any issue in our community we need to know what we're up against.

Here's some simple ways you can help to end family violence:

+ Learn! The first step to change is awareness

+ Share facts, resources and helplines
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To address any issue in our community we need to know what we're up against.

Here's some simple ways you can help to end family violence:

+ Learn! The first step to change is awareness

+ Share facts, resources and helplines

+ Know the signs. Family violence can affect anyone

+ When you see it, report it to New Zealand Police

+ Support victims: check-in regularly, listen, refer

+ Volunteer / make a donation to a relevant charity

23 days ago

Free carpet 3100x3400

Dee from Birchville

FREE. Please collect it today. Very good used condition carpet lifted off our bedroom 3100x3400. In good condition. Could have easily left it as is and had a few more years use out of it. We only changed it when we bought the house, because we had the finances to make a colour choice that suited … View moreFREE. Please collect it today. Very good used condition carpet lifted off our bedroom 3100x3400. In good condition. Could have easily left it as is and had a few more years use out of it. We only changed it when we bought the house, because we had the finances to make a colour choice that suited our decor a lot better.

Free

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24 days ago

Respite care when you need it

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care lets you experience Ryman’s dedicated care teams and the togetherness of village communities. Whether you need rehabilitation or support for family during the holidays.

Respite care is offered in rest-home, hospital and dementia-level care. Being there is just one … View more
Time spent in respite care lets you experience Ryman’s dedicated care teams and the togetherness of village communities. Whether you need rehabilitation or support for family during the holidays.

Respite care is offered in rest-home, hospital and dementia-level care. Being there is just one of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
Learn more

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24 days ago

A new pair of shoes really can change your life!

Circa Theatre

From the writers of last year’s acclaimed Pantomime Alice in Wonderland, comes a brand-new look at the much loved, magical fairy tale of Cinderella.

Our all-time favourite Dame, Gavin Rutherford plays the Fairy Godmother, Rosie Bubble. Can she make her magic work properly? Will she ever … View more
From the writers of last year’s acclaimed Pantomime Alice in Wonderland, comes a brand-new look at the much loved, magical fairy tale of Cinderella.

Our all-time favourite Dame, Gavin Rutherford plays the Fairy Godmother, Rosie Bubble. Can she make her magic work properly? Will she ever achieve her fairy wings? Could things possibly end happily ever after for Cinderella?

Celebrate the festive season with this fabulous family comedy jam-packed with singing, dancing, up-to-the-minute jokes for the adults and a sizeable dose of magic and slapstick for the kids.

Cinderella The Pantomime at Circa Theatre
14 Nov - 20 Dec & 2 - 16 Jan
Written by Simon Leary & Gavin Rutherford
Directed by Susan Wilson
Music arranged & directed by Michael Nicholas Williams
Find out more

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25 days ago

Video shows extent of Napier flooding

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Check out this amazing video which shows the extent of the flooding in Napier.

26 days ago

Monday Sport Blast From The Past: Jorge Sandoval

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This weeks, I am using a story I wrote about cycling promoter Jorge Sandoval in 2017. I hope you enjoy it.

Cyclist Jorge Sandoval has a story that deserves to be widely known.
Recently, he was honoured with a Lifetime Service Award by Cycling New Zealand.
In the nearly quarter of a century I have … View more
This weeks, I am using a story I wrote about cycling promoter Jorge Sandoval in 2017. I hope you enjoy it.

Cyclist Jorge Sandoval has a story that deserves to be widely known.
Recently, he was honoured with a Lifetime Service Award by Cycling New Zealand.
In the nearly quarter of a century I have been a journalist, I have been lucky to meet many interesting people.
But one person who will always stand out is Jorge.
I first met him when he came to the Hutt News looking for publicity for the Tour of Wellington.
Over time, I got to know him well and understand his fascinating story, including his time in a Chilean concentration camp.
Initially, he did not want to talk about when he was thrown into the camp by the Pinochet regime aged 19. He was tortured and saw many fellow prisoners die.
One of the few prisoners to survive the camp, he began a remarkable journey that would ultimately lead to Lower Hutt.
He fled to Argentina and in 1976 came to New Zealand as a refugee.
His first job was working in a Petone factory where the workers treated him as if he was "dumb" because he could not speak English.
Trying to blend in, he picked up some of the words his fellow workers used, including the F...word.
Much to his embarrassment, the Chilean ambassador had to explain its meaning.
Jorge found refuge in cycling and once he joined a club, he soon flourished and was good enough to represent New Zealand.
The lack of local events to ride in eventually annoyed him so much, he set up the Tour of Wellington. It would become an international event.
Jorge lived for cycling and what he regarded as Kiwis' indifference to the sport infuriated him.
When retailers in Lower Hutt and Petone complained about streets being closed for the Tour, he was blunt in his assessment that they were small-minded and lacked vision.
As I got to know him he opened up about his time in the concentration camp.
He was never bitter and his ability to move on was commendable.
Jorge deserves his recent recognition but at a time when some people oppose New Zealand taking refugees, he serves as a reminder as to why we should be generous as a country.
Forty-one years after starting work in a Petone factory, Jorge is a highly successful promoter. He has helped family members settle here, runs his own business and has organised more than 30 international cycling tours.
That is pretty good for a bloke who arrived in our country with nothing but a good attitude.

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24 days ago

The Upper Hutt Salvation Army Community Christmas BBQ

Joanne from Elderslea

The Upper Hutt Salvation Army invites you to their Community BBQ at 5pm on Monday, 30 November at 695 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. Please RSVP by either calling into the office at the above address or phone 5286745 to register for catering purposes.
As well as a BBQ meal we will have the following… View more
The Upper Hutt Salvation Army invites you to their Community BBQ at 5pm on Monday, 30 November at 695 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. Please RSVP by either calling into the office at the above address or phone 5286745 to register for catering purposes.
As well as a BBQ meal we will have the following entertainment:
Petting Zoo

Pony Rides

Bouncy Castle

1 Hole Mini Golf

Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Noughts & Crosses

Candy Floss & more



Everyone is welcome....come and enjoy the fun

25 days ago

Upper Hutt taking a look at brothel rules

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Upper Hutt is reviewing the rules around brothels.
The aim of the council review is to:
* Regulate the establishment and operation of brothels and their associated signage, in order to minimise community harm or offence, while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use.
* Allow … View more
Upper Hutt is reviewing the rules around brothels.
The aim of the council review is to:
* Regulate the establishment and operation of brothels and their associated signage, in order to minimise community harm or offence, while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use.
* Allow the operation of responsible and legitimate brothels which support the key purpose of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 (PRA) which is to promote the rights, safety and well-being of sex workers and their clients.

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25 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbourly folk, this is an easy one.
Who are these gentlemen and what is the significance of the picture?

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25 days ago

USED CAR

Robin from Trentham

A solo Mother who is trying to get back into the workforce is looking for an automatic hatchback or sedan up to 120,000kms. Can anyone help please?
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25 days ago

Time to dig deep for Te Omanga Hospice

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has been a tough year for the Te Omanga Hospice. Fundraising manager Leanna Bruce says Covid has had a major impact financially.
It costs more than $7 million annually to run the hospice and her job is to raise $3 million every year. A number of events have been cancelled due to Covid and their… View more
It has been a tough year for the Te Omanga Hospice. Fundraising manager Leanna Bruce says Covid has had a major impact financially.
It costs more than $7 million annually to run the hospice and her job is to raise $3 million every year. A number of events have been cancelled due to Covid and their shops closed during the lockdown.
The next major fund-raiser is an exhibition organised by Hutt artist Alice Huang. Her father, Ruosong, died in the hospice and she is very grateful for the care he received.
- Art from the Heart, Saturday 21 November, Dowse Art Museum, 4pm.

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25 days ago

10 Tables Christmas Tour for Te Omanga.

Te Omanga Hospice

Join with Te Omanga Hospice and Tommy's Hutt Valley for a peek at 10 inspirational Christmas decors.

Take a self-drive tour of 10 beautiful homes in the Hutt Valley, decorated for Christmas with a special focus on the Christmas table.

Tickets are $60 each or $120 for a family pass (two … View more
Join with Te Omanga Hospice and Tommy's Hutt Valley for a peek at 10 inspirational Christmas decors.

Take a self-drive tour of 10 beautiful homes in the Hutt Valley, decorated for Christmas with a special focus on the Christmas table.

Tickets are $60 each or $120 for a family pass (two adults and up to four children under 16 years).

Purchase your tickets from any Te Omanga Hospice Shop or visit our website

"Share Christmas with us and support Te Omanga Hospice!"
Buy tickets

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28 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Champ

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hello, Neighbourly friends! My name is Champ. I am a sweet boy that loves to play and enjoys cuddles. I have made friends with everyone here at the SPCA and would love to settle into my forever home.
WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME
I listen well. I know my name and have an understanding of basic … View more
Hello, Neighbourly friends! My name is Champ. I am a sweet boy that loves to play and enjoys cuddles. I have made friends with everyone here at the SPCA and would love to settle into my forever home.
WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME
I listen well. I know my name and have an understanding of basic training, I feel I can be trained further with the right owner. I am very eager to please.

I love cuddles and the presence of people and dogs. Although, I can feel insecure in new situations and in unfamiliar places. Once I experience more of the world, I will become more confident. I wouldn't mind having another dog to play with and don't seem to be bothered by cats, I mostly want to say hi and try and play! Because I can be unsure in certain situations, it is best that I live with older children, teens or adults that are experienced with handling and playing with dogs.

Of course, I am one of a kind! I have a slightly abnormal hindlimb conformation which is likely due to genetics. This doesn't cause me any issues, however is something a new owner needs to be aware of as it may mean I don't live as long as most other dogs.

Any serious adopter is encouraged to discuss this with one of the vet team to fully understand my medical history. Any new home would be lucky to have me, I do hope people don't overlook me because of this. If you think that you're the right home for me, contact the canine team!

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26 days ago

Rimutaka Lions

Lia from Trentham

Media Release from Rimutaka Lions Club
10 November 2020


Upper Hutt Christmas Day Community Lunch Unlikely to Happen



Upper Hutt’s Room at the Inn Christmas Day lunch may not happen this year if a new venue and additional resources cannot be found says Rimutaka Lions Club president Steve … View more
Media Release from Rimutaka Lions Club
10 November 2020


Upper Hutt Christmas Day Community Lunch Unlikely to Happen



Upper Hutt’s Room at the Inn Christmas Day lunch may not happen this year if a new venue and additional resources cannot be found says Rimutaka Lions Club president Steve Watson.

The Club has been working hard to come up with a solution, but are keen to find a resolution., and are now appealing to the public for help.

The Club has run the lunch for nearly 30 years including the last 6 years at Quinn’s Post which is not available this year.

Approximately 150 diners enjoy the free traditional festive meal, another 50 meals are normally delivered to people on the day, giving the Red Cross Meals on Wheels volunteers a day off.

Community support has always been strong for the event either by way of donation of the food, financial donations, or volunteering to help run the event.
The people who attend are mostly living alone or may not be able to afford to go to a restaurant.

Rimutaka Lions Club are keen to hear from anyone who has a suitable venue and is willing to host the lunch, and anyone able to donate resources or their time to help make it happen this year.

Please contact Rimutaka Lions Club NZ via their facebook page .

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