Kaitoke, Upper Hutt

1 day ago

Commuters' 70 year wait will go on for at least 15 more months

Matt Tso Reporter from Upper Hutt Leader

When double tracking is completed in 2021 trains will finally be able to pass each other on the 2.7 kilometre stretch of rail corridor north of Trentham without having to give way. The section of track has been a major bottleneck and the source of delays for decades.
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When double tracking is completed in 2021 trains will finally be able to pass each other on the 2.7 kilometre stretch of rail corridor north of Trentham without having to give way. The section of track has been a major bottleneck and the source of delays for decades.
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7 hours ago

By sharing your light you light the way for others.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Tis the season... let's help make other's holidays more merry and bright.

#NSNZthejoyofgiving

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13 hours ago

Martinborough water supply update

The Team from Wellington Water

Following the fault on Monday with the low manganese bore that is supplying the Martinborough Township, the pump was successfully replaced yesterday.

However this morning the pump experienced an electrical fault, which means there is no water pumping from the bore and reservoir levels are going … View more
Following the fault on Monday with the low manganese bore that is supplying the Martinborough Township, the pump was successfully replaced yesterday.

However this morning the pump experienced an electrical fault, which means there is no water pumping from the bore and reservoir levels are going down. We have our team on site working on a replacement as fast as possible.

The total outdoor water ban is still in place, and the community is encouraged to continue with their water conservation efforts. If the township uses more water than we can supply from the low-manganese bore, we will have to use the other bores as well. That could mean the town’s drinking water becoming discoloured.

Visit wellingtonwater.co.nz/SWDC for water saving tips.

13 hours ago

Tai Chi Thanks & Holiday Break

Andrew from Birchville

Big thanks to everyone who has supported the Tai Chi Classes at we started at St.Hilda's Church, Cruickshank Road, Clouston Park, this year. The final Tuesday evening class for 2019 will take place from 7pm - 8pm on Tuesday 17th December. Afterwards we are going for a social. Anyone who has … View moreBig thanks to everyone who has supported the Tai Chi Classes at we started at St.Hilda's Church, Cruickshank Road, Clouston Park, this year. The final Tuesday evening class for 2019 will take place from 7pm - 8pm on Tuesday 17th December. Afterwards we are going for a social. Anyone who has attended my Tai Chi classes this year is welcome to join us. To find out where we are going, just come to the last class of the year! The first Tai Chi class of next year will take place 7pm - 8pm Tuesday 14th January 2020. If you have done Tai Chi before, then come along for some fun. If you haven't done Tai Chi before, then new year is a great time to start!
Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. Happy New Year.

Strength ~ Unity ~ Humility, From the Heart (The Tai Chi Salute)
Andrew

1 day ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, … View more
“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
Read the guide

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1 day ago

What's On: Pen Haven Writers Group

Carol from Pinehaven

Second Monday each month. Discussion, support and encouragement. All writers welcome. $4 cover charge. Contact Carol on 021825583 or email penhavenwritersgroup@gmail.com Next meeting:
Pen Haven Writers Group
  • Petone Community House
2 days ago

Yesterday's storm

The Team from Wellington Water

Following the storm on Sunday 8 December we are assessing and collating all of the information and data we received.

This information is important as it helps us understand the impact events like this have on the network. You may see our crews out over the next few days investigating the impact … View more
Following the storm on Sunday 8 December we are assessing and collating all of the information and data we received.

This information is important as it helps us understand the impact events like this have on the network. You may see our crews out over the next few days investigating the impact and clearing stormwater drains.

If you experienced flooding within your property (inside your house) during Sunday’s event please contact samantha.mccluskey@wellingtonwater.co.nz with the details and any photos showing the flood water.

2 days ago

Te Kaitiaki Wai Summer 2019

The Team from Wellington Water

The Summer edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's official magazine, is now available!

This edition features articles on Wellington Water’s work towards a more sustainable water supply; a reflection on the climate catastrophe from Rob Blakemore, our Chief Advisor, Service Planning; … View more
The Summer edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's official magazine, is now available!

This edition features articles on Wellington Water’s work towards a more sustainable water supply; a reflection on the climate catastrophe from Rob Blakemore, our Chief Advisor, Service Planning; and, in recognition of our new council-owner, South Wairarapa District Council, images and interviews from the region.

Happy reading!

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7 days ago

How do you dispose of paint?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

DIY-ers are being urged to dispose of paint responsibly, after a video captured paint flowing from a storm water drain into Titahi Bay. Wellington Water said paint was found in waterways every summer. How do you you dispose of paint?

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3 days ago

Road closures after the storm - what's it like at your place?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The sun is out, but Wellington drivers are still being affected by the weekend's storm which saw roads close due to slips and flooding.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has issued warnings to drivers travelling along state highways 2 and 58. Has everything dried out at your house?

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2 days ago

Poll: Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by … View moreAnother year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
  • 6.8% Yes - I’m excited to implement it
    6.8% Complete
  • 32.7% No - I never stick by them
    32.7% Complete
  • 22.1% I haven’t thought about it yet
    22.1% Complete
  • 38.4% I make goals throughout the year
    38.4% Complete
868 votes
3 days ago

Celebrate the launch of two new Readers Tours with TV Guide!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the NorthView more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19th December 2019.
Go into win

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3 days ago

Are you a winner this time?

SIX60 Tour

We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your … View more
We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here).

We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
See the winners!

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