Heretaunga, Upper Hutt

5 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This could be a tough one. Anybody got any ideas who this is and what is going on?

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6 days ago

Poll: Do you support the rules to build new homes?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow … View more
Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow people to build up to three homes of three storeys on most sites in Wellington without any need for resource consent from August 2022.
Tell us what you think and if you do not want your comments used put NFP.

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Do you support the rules to build new homes?
  • 33.3% Yes
    33.3% Complete
  • 45.6% No
    45.6% Complete
  • 21.1% Not sure, need more information
    21.1% Complete
1134 votes
10 hours ago

Share a recipe!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Kia ora Upper Hut, 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a whānau favourite, your … View more
Kia ora Upper Hut, 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a whānau favourite, your aunty’s special chutney, a secret (or potentially not!) curry dish, or your most-loved cake.

We’ll then share your recipe throughout the land for people to try, share, and enjoy within their communities.

Either email your recipe to kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz or submit it here - www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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3 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Kelson based photographer Andrew Gorrie took this stunning photo of a tūī from his backyard. It took him over 30 shots to get the tūī lined up with the moon.

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1 day ago

Apprenticeship opportunity in Wellington.

Competenz

Hey Wellington!

Awesome news! Rufford Engineering are looking for a General Engineering Apprentice in your area!
Looking for a role with lots of variety and training provided from a highly experience team? Well this is an opportunity for you!

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1 day ago

Night Market

Frances from Silverstream

If you are looking for something a bit different to do this Friday night then this could be for you!

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1 day ago

Trentham's Name Change

Michael from Trentham

Like so much of the British past, like since the 1830s when it comes to NZ, names of important almost everything have been immortalised with British names and led occasionally in this regard by church members.

So one of the staunch suburbs of Upper Hutt. was named Trentham.

Now there is this … View more
Like so much of the British past, like since the 1830s when it comes to NZ, names of important almost everything have been immortalised with British names and led occasionally in this regard by church members.

So one of the staunch suburbs of Upper Hutt. was named Trentham.

Now there is this growing surge to rename places with their original names vis Maori descriptive names. So out of their box of tricks, a group of church goers suddenly stepped in to squash any Marori- ness and renamed Trentham, Trantham. New but not too new; different but not too different; trendy but not too trendy - though "taking a train to Trantham" has a certain ring to it.

Those who want the suburb reglued to its Marori name will be disappointed at this cleverness . Trantham has already received a lot of publicity and almost no opposition.

The Maori name for the Trantham area is Mai-Wai-Hakona. It may now never be bestowed as Mai Wai Hakona.

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1 day ago

What's On: CRAFTERS MARKET

Taiana from Trentham

Come along to the Crafters Market with genuine art, crafts, produce, baking and more. Free admission.
CRAFTERS MARKET
  • Wesley Centre
6 days ago

St Johns Church Trantham - Spring Plant Fair

The from Trentham

A fanstastic opportunity to buy low cost plants from a wide selection. Get your spring garden ready for that awesome summer display.

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1 day ago

Get cybersmart and protect your business

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online … View more
Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online security, which protects many of our personal and business assets.

Although no one is immune - don't waste another minute worrying that your business might become a target. Instead, get clued up on a few easy steps you can take to keep yourself and your business safe.

Why not give your business a cyber security risk assessment or ensure you have secured your website - it’s simple and we can help.

Digital Boost is here to guide you through protecting yourself online - doing so may save you a lot of time and stress in the future. We've got simple-to-follow videos on everything from software updates to password authentication and phishing.

Safeguarding your business is time well spent, so arm yourself with the knowledge today!

The team at Digital Boost

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1 day ago

Free cot and matress

Michael from Stokes Valley

Fair condition. Has a few scratches but is solid and has served us well.

Free

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1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Chewie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Chewie the rabbit.
"I came into SPCA with a damaged eye beyond repair. The wonderful vet team couldn't save it, so I had an operation to have it removed. It hasn't slowed me down at all, you just have to be aware that I can’t see you approaching me so please don't startle me.… View more
Chewie the rabbit.
"I came into SPCA with a damaged eye beyond repair. The wonderful vet team couldn't save it, so I had an operation to have it removed. It hasn't slowed me down at all, you just have to be aware that I can’t see you approaching me so please don't startle me.
I would love to be a single indoor bunny where I get all the human attention. I am a clean boy and will go into my large litter tray for toileting. I love gentle pats on my head and sometimes come up to you for treats. I regularly binkie around super fast, and when I'm tired I do bunny flops as I am a happy boy.
I love space and the outdoors so I will need a large grassy area with a weatherproof hutch for outside during the day. My indoor area must be big enough for me to spend the day and night comfortably. My caregivers ask that rabbits always come inside at night, to be part of the family and to keep me safe. I could go to a home with friendly cats as I've met some before."

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1 day ago

Peter William’s Natural Joint Secret

Koru Nutrition

Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast … View more
Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast acting and long lasting. It has become NZ’s #1 fastest growing topical joint and muscle support cream and I can see why.”

“Ask for Koru Nutrition’s Koru FX cream next time you’re in the pharmacy and try it for yourself.”
Find out more

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3 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Meowmeow

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Teresa Reynolds is the proud owner of Meowmeow.
"Meowmeow of Wainuiomata. She loves to be in on the action."

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

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3 days ago

Change one young life today

Variety – the Children’s Charity

Every day, in neighbourhoods across New Zealand, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids are missing out on the essentials and opportunities they need to thrive.

Hundreds of children are waiting to be connected with a sponsor. For just $50 a month, you can make a meaningful difference by giving a child access to … View more
Every day, in neighbourhoods across New Zealand, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids are missing out on the essentials and opportunities they need to thrive.

Hundreds of children are waiting to be connected with a sponsor. For just $50 a month, you can make a meaningful difference by giving a child access to essentials like clothing, bedding, shoes and stationery, as well as the opportunity to attend school trips. Become a Kiwi Kid Sponsor and change a child's life today.
Find out more

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