Ebdentown, Upper Hutt

19 hours ago

Pet of the Day: MR OB

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Voirry Velova'a is the proud mum of MR OB.
"This is my big boy MR OB he’s a tuxedo cat and I thought he would be cool for Pet of the Day on Neighbourly."

"Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please … View more
Voirry Velova'a is the proud mum of MR OB.
"This is my big boy MR OB he’s a tuxedo cat and I thought he would be cool for Pet of the Day on Neighbourly."

"Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in."

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9 hours ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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1 day ago

New Zealander or Aotearoan?

Michael from Trentham

So far 35,000 people have signed a petition to have NZ change its name to Aotearoa. It might be popular in some areas of NZ but I don't think the Hutt Valley would buy into it.
The National Party (or is that really just Judith Collins and a few others) are calling for a referendum on a name … View more
So far 35,000 people have signed a petition to have NZ change its name to Aotearoa. It might be popular in some areas of NZ but I don't think the Hutt Valley would buy into it.
The National Party (or is that really just Judith Collins and a few others) are calling for a referendum on a name change.
Let's say it happens. What would become of ANZAC Day? Would it become AAAC Day?
What would become of Australasian - would it become Austroan?
Would the letters ANZ become AA which might or might not be appropriate because AA has other meanings and not just Automobile Association.
There are those who say we should double our name to New Zealand-Aotearoa but that really takes up a page in a book and a sentence in a short speech. And would we still be called New Zealanders?
If we do shift to Aotearoa in all fairness we drop the colloquial term for a New Zealander: Kiwi (which is Maori) and replace it with an English name of Paradise Duck or just Paradiser for short. That would be terrific as most of us and the world believe we live in paradise. And those ducks are noisy and slightly bossy.
Another good thing in becoming Aotearoa, in the Olympic Games or Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies not only are we among the first to emerge into the stadium instead of waiting and waiting and waiting, but we are ahead of Australia alphabetically. Why not just take a wee small step and spell our new name Aaotearoa and we will be first at any Games -unless they do the dirty and start in reverse. Hello Zambia.

18 hours ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Poe

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Poe.

“Hi there, my name is Poe and I am a great pup looking for my forever home. I have not had the best start to life so would love a home that understands my quirks and is keen to help me through them. A home that has the patience and time to help me be the best companion … View more
This week we feature Poe.

“Hi there, my name is Poe and I am a great pup looking for my forever home. I have not had the best start to life so would love a home that understands my quirks and is keen to help me through them. A home that has the patience and time to help me be the best companion I know I can be. I am super social so I could go a home with another playful dog that loves having a good tumble. I am not suited to a home with young children so would love a home with teenagers who are keen to teach me new things and take me on adventures. Puppy school is something I am looking forward to doing with my new family, especially learning things and making new friends. I do come with a medical waiver that my new home would need to be aware of. If you think you are the home for me please contact the canine team for more information.”

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1 day ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Fridays for an exercise class designed to help prevent a fall. Also a great way to meet new people. Call 044996648 for more information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • Loaves & Fishes, Wellington Cathedra of St Paul
1 day ago

Does your garden look like a crime scean ?

Ian Hamilton from Natures choice gardening services - Upper Hutt

yes sadly many Gardens do! either that or look like middle earth from LOTR's but it doesn't have to be that way , We can come and sort it out.
feel from to call or text me on 0272430951 for a free quote.
www.natureschoice.co.nz...

1 day ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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1 day ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Upper Hutt

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

No need to say much about this stunning picture of a korimako taken by Andrew Gorrie.

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1 day ago

Wellington Home and Garden Show has New Dates

Jade Promotions

New Dates – Same Fantastic Show! It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the iconic Wellington Home and Garden Show now on from the 8-10 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show, … View more
New Dates – Same Fantastic Show! It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the iconic Wellington Home and Garden Show now on from the 8-10 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show, featuring everything from featuring Kitchens, Bathrooms, Builders, Plants, Home Maintenance, Homewares, Art and more! Home improvements are made easy at the Show with expert advice, prizes to be won and exclusive show specials all in one easy location. Take a break from the shopping and enjoy a bite to eat and enjoy a coffee! Get creative with Resene Paint-a-Pot from 11-2 on Saturday and Sunday.

Save the date in your diaries and connect with local businesses from the 8 – 10 of October at the Wellington Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Sky Stadium, Wellington
Adults $8
Gold Card Friday $4
Under 16 free
Book now

3 days ago

Call to lower speed limit at black spot where 50 people have died

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you support lowering the speed limit on SH2 between between Remutaka Hill and Silverstream?
Upper Hutt City councillor Angela McLeod​ says an immediate 80kmh restriction until the road can be made safe.
“It’s dangerous and the reason it’s dangerous is because it was never designed to be… View more
Do you support lowering the speed limit on SH2 between between Remutaka Hill and Silverstream?
Upper Hutt City councillor Angela McLeod​ says an immediate 80kmh restriction until the road can be made safe.
“It’s dangerous and the reason it’s dangerous is because it was never designed to be a state highway,” McLeod said. “It was always going to be an arterial route, a bypass for Upper Hutt, and so over the years things have changed as the traffic numbers have increased and it’s become more dangerous.”
In January it was reported there had been 48 deaths between River Road and Kaitoke, north of Upper Hutt, since 1987.
Tell us what you think. if you do not want your comments used by Stuff please put NFP.

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2 days ago

Valley News September 2021

Upper Hutt City Council

The spring issue of Valley News (Kawekōrero o te Whārua), our quarterly community update, is available now.

In this issue we hear from Mayor Guppy and Deputy Mayor Hellen Swales, and we feature the following:

- Upper Hutt Poetry Competition
- Whirinaki Whare Taonga's ongoing success
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The spring issue of Valley News (Kawekōrero o te Whārua), our quarterly community update, is available now.

In this issue we hear from Mayor Guppy and Deputy Mayor Hellen Swales, and we feature the following:

- Upper Hutt Poetry Competition
- Whirinaki Whare Taonga's ongoing success
- Wellington Airport Community Awards
- Featured business: Wonky Box
- Civic awards
- Funding updates
- District Plan updates
- Battery recycling
- Santa Parade
- Upcoming Council and committee meetings

Click here to download.(PDF, 548KB) or see it in this weeks Upper Hutt Leader
Find out more

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3 days ago

News and more from Age Concern Wellington Region

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington Region

Great live exercise classes, mask exemption information, news and more from Age Concern Wellington Region: read our latest eNewsletter here: dashboard.vega.works...
#OurWellington #HCC #PoriruaCityCouncil #saygo #maskexemptions #seniors #ageconcern #ageconcernwellingtonregion #newsletter #exercise

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3 days ago
3 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'See more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!
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9 days ago

Catching public transport under Alert Level 2

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Remember now that we are in Alert Level 2, the rules have changed a bit.
Here’s what you need to know:
◼️ Face coverings are legally required for everyone 12 years and older.
◼️ Standing isn't allowed on services. Staff won't allow people onto services if they don't … View more
Remember now that we are in Alert Level 2, the rules have changed a bit.
Here’s what you need to know:
◼️ Face coverings are legally required for everyone 12 years and older.
◼️ Standing isn't allowed on services. Staff won't allow people onto services if they don't believe space is available, so plan ahead and be patient with operators.
◼️ Check in as soon as you board the service.
◼️ Stay home if you're sick. Sitting directly next to someone is allowed. Be mindful that drivers may not stop to collect passengers if all seats are occupied. Dedicated school bus services are exempt from the no standing requirement.

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