Kaitoke, Upper Hutt

69 days ago

Unwind and reconnect

Whakatane District Council

Unwind and reconnect in Whakatāne’s ancient landscapes bathed in abundant sunshine.

From island sanctuaries to coastal walkways and unforgettable Māori cultural experiences - there’s no shortage of things to do in Whakatāne.

Read about everything Whakatane has to offer here.
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70 days ago

We have respite care

Shona McFarlane Retirement Village

Ryman villages offer respite at resthome-level care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia level care. If you need extra support over the holidays or you’re ready for a change of scenery following an uncertain year, we can take care of you.

· Times have been challenging; … View more
Ryman villages offer respite at resthome-level care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia level care. If you need extra support over the holidays or you’re ready for a change of scenery following an uncertain year, we can take care of you.

· Times have been challenging; recharge and connect surrounded by our warm village community.
· Customised care is made easy via our award-winning myRyman Care app.
· Join in with activities and sample our delicious menu.
· Feel reassured knowing that we follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

We’ve been caring for people for over 35 years, it’s what we do best.

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70 days ago

Paint it orange with Resene for Arthritis New Zealand!

Resene ColorShop

Buy any orange Resene testpot 60 ml at your local Resene owned ColorShop in November 2021 and Resene will donate $1 to Arthritis New Zealand!

The more orange testpots you buy, the more will be donated. Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene orange testpots (includes metallics and wood … View more
Buy any orange Resene testpot 60 ml at your local Resene owned ColorShop in November 2021 and Resene will donate $1 to Arthritis New Zealand!

The more orange testpots you buy, the more will be donated. Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene orange testpots (includes metallics and wood stains) at Resene owned ColorShops.

Help us help our fellow kiwis.
Find your local Resene ColorShop

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70 days ago

Do you need reliable, affordable internet?

The Team from NZ Compare

Kiwis simply need good internet! We all want to avoid buffering of doom and zoom meetings freezing but when it comes to switching your broadband plan or provider, it can be overwhelming with so many to choose from. Broadband Compare can help you!

NZ Compare CEO Gavin Male spoke to TV Three’s, … View more
Kiwis simply need good internet! We all want to avoid buffering of doom and zoom meetings freezing but when it comes to switching your broadband plan or provider, it can be overwhelming with so many to choose from. Broadband Compare can help you!

NZ Compare CEO Gavin Male spoke to TV Three’s, The AM Show about broadband connectivity in NZ, the cost of broadband and how prices have fallen, and connectivity improved. Check out the clip here.

Visit Broadband Compare to get yourself a better deal. Our service is free, we’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare what’s out there across Power, Broadband and Money.
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71 days ago

Seven key reasons why you need to write your will

Public Trust

"Having a will in place means your family knows exactly what to do when you pass away. They can feel at ease knowing they are carrying out your final wishes the way you wanted." Kiran Prasad Principal Trustee in Wellington. Kiran had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of … View more"Having a will in place means your family knows exactly what to do when you pass away. They can feel at ease knowing they are carrying out your final wishes the way you wanted." Kiran Prasad Principal Trustee in Wellington. Kiran had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, especially when your circumstances change or at a key life stages. Check out the article in the link below.

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71 days ago

Help us to "Light up Loneliness" by encouraging your local council to get involved.

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to … View more
Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to End Loneliness is a growing group of non-profit organisations, businesses and researchers working together to end loneliness for individuals, in communities, and at workplaces in New Zealand.

They are now calling on Local Government to help them “Light up loneliness”.

“Imagine if every Mayor and Council across New Zealand helped promote the “Lets End Loneliness” website and made tackling loneliness a priority, using their own local community resources,” says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive.

“It would be a gamechanger. Taking this issue out of the shadows, reducing the stigma and shame, and giving it light is the aim of the campaign” she says.

Social connection is a key factor for healthy, prosperous people, communities, and workplaces, but loneliness in New Zealand is increasing. In the March 2021 quarter 18.4% of New Zealanders felt lonely most, all or some of the time, up from 16.6% in 2018, and 13.9% in 2014.

“Many of us have experienced loneliness at some time in our lives and we know that feels horrible, but it can be addressed and solved. Together we can end loneliness for New Zealanders who feel isolated” says Sam Johnson, Founder and Chief Executive of Student Volunteer Army.

The letsendloneliness.co.nz website provides information on tackling loneliness and where to get help, as well as up-to-date news and research.

“The website is designed as a source of information which also links people to support services. We challenge every Local Council in New Zealand to create a link on their own websites to letsendloneliness.co.nz” says Sam Johnson.

The recent COVID-19 lockdown highlights that everyone can feel isolated and lonely. Catherine Hall, Chief Executive of Alzheimers New Zealand believes everyone should feel safe, supported, loved, and connected.

“Sadly, people often find family, whānau and friends take a step back just when they need them most. We stand alongside our coalition partners and with all New Zealanders, to make sure no one feels alone.”

Help light up loneliness! The campaign is not just for councils. Anyone can create a link to the letsendloneliness.co.nz or post a mention through social media channels to support the ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign.

Together we can end loneliness, one person, one community, one workplace at a time.

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71 days ago

Age Concern Wellington Region in the News

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington Region

Age Concern Wellington Region made the front page of the Dominion Post today! Read a little about our work:

www.stuff.co.nz...

71 days ago

SUSTAINABILITY STIMULUS GRANT NOW OPEN

The team from Upper Hutt City Council

This ground breaking, New Zealand first grant is open to support sustainable projects that benefit Upper Hutt and support Council’s Sustainability Strategy Goals.

Funding is available from $5,000-$100,000 with applications open now until 28 February 2022.

This is one of Council’s Long … View more
This ground breaking, New Zealand first grant is open to support sustainable projects that benefit Upper Hutt and support Council’s Sustainability Strategy Goals.

Funding is available from $5,000-$100,000 with applications open now until 28 February 2022.

This is one of Council’s Long Term Plan projects and shows our leadership in driving enhancements to Upper Hutt’s overall emissions output, community engagement, and sustainability.

Go to our website for more information and to apply: upperhuttcity.com/ssgrant.
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72 days ago

Fisher & Paykel Fridge/Freezer 411 litres

Nigel from Timberlea

Fisher Paykel Fridge / Freezer Model E411T

Total Volume 411 litres
Refrigerator 314 litres
Freezer 97 litres

This has been our family fridge for 11 yrs and still works well.
The only issue was the auto defrost mechanism which was replaced by F&P in Jun 2019.
Some marks and scratches … View more
Fisher Paykel Fridge / Freezer Model E411T

Total Volume 411 litres
Refrigerator 314 litres
Freezer 97 litres

This has been our family fridge for 11 yrs and still works well.
The only issue was the auto defrost mechanism which was replaced by F&P in Jun 2019.
Some marks and scratches consistent with normal wear and tear.
There is some paint on the side and a few dents on the back from a transport trolley - see pics.
"Standard" width 635mm which fits most kitchen cupboard installations.
Electronic temp controls for fridge/freezer/dairy tray.
Fisher & Paykel reliability.

Entire fridge has been thoroughly cleaned since switch off on 10Nov - currently airing in our rec-room

Selling as we now have a flash new fridge with water dispenser.

Pickup only please - Upper Hutt (Mount Marua/Timberlea)

Features:
Fridge glass shelves 4
Covered door shelves 2
Door opening Available left and right
Energy Star rating 4
Energy usage (kWh/yr) 454
Freezer door pockets 2
Freezer shelves 1
Humidity controlled full-width crisper bins 1
Temperature adjustable dairy compartment
Ice cube trays 2
Total Volume 411 litres
Refrigerator Volume 314 litres
Freezer Volume 97 litres
Depth - door closed not including handle 694mm
Depth - including handle 736mm
Depth door open 90° 1278mm
Height - incl. feet and hinge cap 1695mm
Minimum air clearance - at rear (incl. compressor tray) 30mm
Minimum air clearance - each side 20mm
Minimum air clearance - on top 50mm
Width 635mm

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Price: $275

72 days ago

Funds needed for Kererū aviary

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust is trying to raise $10,000 for an aviary for injured Kererū.
The WBRT has been operating a bird rehabilitation hospital located in 24 hectares of farmland in Ohariu, near Johnsonville, for many years,
It treats over 1,000 birds a year, taking in all types … View more
The Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust is trying to raise $10,000 for an aviary for injured Kererū.
The WBRT has been operating a bird rehabilitation hospital located in 24 hectares of farmland in Ohariu, near Johnsonville, for many years,
It treats over 1,000 birds a year, taking in all types of native and non-native birds who have been injured or orphaned. This includes over 80 injured Kererū brought in annually by the community.
These big birds are much-loved and seen in increasing numbers in suburban areas, but unfortunately are often injured by cars, window strike, power lines, and by predators such as rats and stoats.
Go to www.wbrt.org.nz... to donate

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72 days ago

Kōwhai magazine is out now!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food … View more
In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food brings people together, so follow Manu’s guide to creating the most delicious platter to share with your friends and whānau.
Read our free online copy

72 days ago

Would you like a new ferry terminal for Te Whanganui-a-Tara?

New Interislander

KiwiRail is upgrading the Interislander ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara in Wellington?

Proposed changes include a new wharf, an upgraded terminal building and well-designed surrounds for parking, people and the safe movement of vehicles.

Work is planned to start next year, ready for the … View more
KiwiRail is upgrading the Interislander ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara in Wellington?

Proposed changes include a new wharf, an upgraded terminal building and well-designed surrounds for parking, people and the safe movement of vehicles.

Work is planned to start next year, ready for the arrival of two bigger, and more environmentally friendly ferries from 2025.

The Interislander is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, so let’s create an arrival experience to match.

Consultation on proposed design for the Kaiwharawhara terminal is open now until 30 November. Go to wellingtonprecinct.co.nz and have your say.
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77 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend: Caption challenge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Something a bit different this week. Put a caption to to this pic from Rosa Marie, taken in her Stokes Valley garden of starlings, a blackbird and a sparrow (is the sparrow playing dead?).

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74 days ago

Timely reasons you should make your will.

Public Trust

"Now really is a particularly important time to create a will and get things sorted for you and your family. It gives everyone peace of mind.” Principal Trustee Helen Trembath - Greenlane customer centre. Helen had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, … View more"Now really is a particularly important time to create a will and get things sorted for you and your family. It gives everyone peace of mind.” Principal Trustee Helen Trembath - Greenlane customer centre. Helen had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, especially in these uncertain times. Check out the article in the link below.

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74 days ago

We’re here for tamariki

The Team from ACC New Zealand

If tamariki are injured in an accident anywhere in Aotearoa, ACC is here to support them until they can get back to everyday life – including financial support for medical services, care and equipment. Find out more

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