67 days ago

CAFE WITH NO COFFEE

Michael from Trentham

Dough Bakery Cafe in Expressions/Whirinaki in Upper Hutt turns off its coffee machine at 2.30pm - at least in the weekends.
So bowled up to the cafe at 2.40pm today with three others and was bowled over with a pancake when was told that coffee is off the menu but we could have everything else.
What good is a cafe that does not serve coffee? And especially so within the greater Wellington region where cafe coffee is considered world class.
So bought some cakes/cakey doughnuts to take home for afternoon tea. But afternoon tea at Dough Bakery is off the radar for us in future.

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3 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week a couple of pictures from Rosa Marie in Stokes Valley.
"Too wet and horrible to go a wondering this afternoon, but still managed to stalk the local birdlife from behind the washing line and get a few shots here and there as they feasted on the seed that I had thrown on the lawn. The cats however kept scaring them away."

10 days ago

A SMIDGEN OF RACECOURSE PROHIBITIVE

Michael from Trentham

Got a good idea. Why not transfer the annual Black Hawk Corgi Races organised by the Wellington Welsh Corgi Club based in Upper Hutt, to a real racetrack.

So contacted Wellington Racecourse regarding their Trentham Racecourse and told them about the fun annual Corgi races which has a free entry and has its dog food and treats prizes sponsored by MasterPet and gets hundreds of spectators come and watch such a fun and cute event and attracts media attention.

Well, Wellington Racecourse must be very hard up because they wanted $1150.00 for 50 metres of their racecourse for a couple of hours all up on the only weekend day they had available in November. And we are a not-for-profit organisation.

Disappointed. I am sure that other Corgi races held on racing tracks in Britain and the USA do not charge anything and in some cases they also allow use of racing dog (Greyhounds and Whippets) starting gates if they have them. In one case a Corgi race has featured every year at half time of a football match in the USA with over 50,000 people watching live.

How about just 50 metres of the inside the track part of the complex where other sports are played, I asked.
The Wellington Racecourse management came back with a $575 offer.

I suppose I will keep the races at a local public park and wait until Trentham Racecourse has its multi storied apartments so it will be in a better financial position to downsize its hire out fees for 50 metres of turf.

16 days ago

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CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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