Kaitoke, Upper Hutt

41 days ago

Give kindness, this Christmas

Trade Me

We at Trade Me are chuffed to let you know we’ve launched our Kindness Store again for Christmas, teaming up with KidsCan, Foster Hope and Women’s Refuge .

We’ve filled The Kindness Store with the things they need most – just type ‘kindness’ in Trade Me’s search bar, and you’ll … View more
We at Trade Me are chuffed to let you know we’ve launched our Kindness Store again for Christmas, teaming up with KidsCan, Foster Hope and Women’s Refuge .

We’ve filled The Kindness Store with the things they need most – just type ‘kindness’ in Trade Me’s search bar, and you’ll find a bunch of opportunities to give to Kiwis in need.

100% of your purchase goes directly to your charity of choice, and if you’ve been wondering what to give someone this year, a Kindness Store gift might be the perfect solution!

Just pick, click, and ‘Give Now’ – we’ll get it to the charity for you. Easy.
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41 days ago

Helping each other through COVID-19

Ministry of Health

With more cases of COVID-19 in the community, it’s possible you and your whānau will be exposed to the virus. Most fully vaccinated people, who get exposed, are likely to have a mild to moderate illness and will fully recover at home.

In case you or someone in your house tests positive and … View more
With more cases of COVID-19 in the community, it’s possible you and your whānau will be exposed to the virus. Most fully vaccinated people, who get exposed, are likely to have a mild to moderate illness and will fully recover at home.

In case you or someone in your house tests positive and needs to isolate, have food, medications and supplies available. Make a plan with neighbours, friends or whānau to support each other.

If you need more help to manage at home, you can also access a COVID-19 welfare line on 0800 512 337

Find tips here
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41 days ago

Riverbank Carpark closed again

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has been a wet few days and the Riverbank Carpark is currently closed for the third time in the last few days.
Rain is forecast to ease by 2pm, which coincides with high tide, and the council is not expecting the river level quickly.
If you haven't already, you can sign up to the text … View more
It has been a wet few days and the Riverbank Carpark is currently closed for the third time in the last few days.
Rain is forecast to ease by 2pm, which coincides with high tide, and the council is not expecting the river level quickly.
If you haven't already, you can sign up to the text alert service by sending your name and number to 027 782 3388
The picture was taken last week.

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41 days ago

Thank You Wellington, You're Making a Difference this Christmas

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington Region

Stuff Ltd's recent support for Age Concern Wellington Region's Christmas appeal has been invaluable:

"Age Concern also experienced a burst of new interest and donations after we wrote about Rick Johnston and Denis White, who have been buddied up through Age Concern's visiting … View more
Stuff Ltd's recent support for Age Concern Wellington Region's Christmas appeal has been invaluable:

"Age Concern also experienced a burst of new interest and donations after we wrote about Rick Johnston and Denis White, who have been buddied up through Age Concern's visiting service. Johnston takes 82-year-old White out to lunch or to Mitre 10, or works in his backyard.
'But the best outcome has been the 35 volunteers signing up to help deliver social connection services to older people in our communities,” said Stephen Opie, chief executive of Age Concern Wellington. “We’re always needing more volunteers, so this has been a great response for us.'"

Read full article here: www.stuff.co.nz...

Thank you Stuff ! #OurWellington #seniors #HCC #PoriruaCityCouncil #ageconcernwelilngtonregion #donate

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41 days ago

Eight-time cancer survivor Phil Kerslake dies at 62

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Upper Hutt's Philip Kerslake had died after a long battle with cancer.
Kerslake battled cancer in one form or another for 43 years, but friends of the family reported he died on Saturday.
The Welsh-born Kerslake, 62, described himself as “an old warhorse” earlier this year as he confronted… View more
Upper Hutt's Philip Kerslake had died after a long battle with cancer.
Kerslake battled cancer in one form or another for 43 years, but friends of the family reported he died on Saturday.
The Welsh-born Kerslake, 62, described himself as “an old warhorse” earlier this year as he confronted the disease yet again.

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44 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meow of Masterton

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

There has been a lot of submissions for Pet of the Day lately. Thanks for all your cute photos and here is a bonus from Jani McCarthy of her much loved cat. It would be great to get some dogs.
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent … View more
There has been a lot of submissions for Pet of the Day lately. Thanks for all your cute photos and here is a bonus from Jani McCarthy of her much loved cat. It would be great to get some dogs.
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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42 days ago

Spin to win sleighin’ fuel savings

Waitomo Group

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to…spin to win FREE FUEL!

Christmas is right around the corner, so we’re spreading the Christmas cheer with wicked fuel savings to be won – just in time for your summer roadies.

Head to spinformoolah.co.nz and give our online wheel your best … View more
It’s the most wonderful time of the year to…spin to win FREE FUEL!

Christmas is right around the corner, so we’re spreading the Christmas cheer with wicked fuel savings to be won – just in time for your summer roadies.

Head to spinformoolah.co.nz and give our online wheel your best spin to grab some Moolah to use on your next ‘appy purchase.

Plus, head to our Facebook page to check out our 12 days of ‘appiness for your chance to win even more awesome goodies.
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46 days ago

We Say/You Say: How much would you pay for a flat white?

Abby Irwin Reporter from Upper Hutt Leader

Kia ora neighbours,

Industry experts say we should be preparing to pay more for our barista coffees in order keep local cafes alive, Stuff reports.

While the average price of a regular coffee is between $4.50 and $5, the cost of running a cafe has increased exponentially due to rising rents, … View more
Kia ora neighbours,

Industry experts say we should be preparing to pay more for our barista coffees in order keep local cafes alive, Stuff reports.

While the average price of a regular coffee is between $4.50 and $5, the cost of running a cafe has increased exponentially due to rising rents, wages, and milk prices. Former cafe owner Richard Corney says taking these into account, a fair price for a coffee is closer to $6.50 to $7:

"In the New Year, people have to be prepared to pay up to $7.20 for a large flat white, and $20 for a plate of brunch food. If you’re not, I completely understand, but we will see the demise of the hospitality sector."

How much are you willing to pay for your morning coffee? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the conversations section of the Upper Hutt Leader.

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43 days ago

Sustainable & Affordable (It means better choices)

The Warehouse

Better products shouldn’t cost the earth. That’s why we’re bringing you more
sustainable products with sound credentials from global leaders like the
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as well
as less packaging waste.

Look in our stores or online and … View more
Better products shouldn’t cost the earth. That’s why we’re bringing you more
sustainable products with sound credentials from global leaders like the
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as well
as less packaging waste.

Look in our stores or online and you’ll see more than 7,000 sustainable products that are better for the planet and your budget.

Sustainable shopping for every whanau.
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45 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture from Louise Thomas. Forest and Bird recently did a story on spoonbills, noting their numbers are increasingly rapidly.

"We have royal spoonbills/kōtuku ngutupapa (Platalea regia) a plenty at home on the Hutt River, but I love the concentric rings made by the sand on a bend … View more
Words and picture from Louise Thomas. Forest and Bird recently did a story on spoonbills, noting their numbers are increasingly rapidly.

"We have royal spoonbills/kōtuku ngutupapa (Platalea regia) a plenty at home on the Hutt River, but I love the concentric rings made by the sand on a bend at the Waikanae River mouth. This chap looks busy on official business."

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45 days ago

Poll: Would you support a total ban on smoking?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Government is moving to make it much harder to buy cigarettes. People born after 2009 could become New Zealand’s first-ever smokefree generation, in a policy move that is expected to bring $5 billion in health savings.
On Thursday, Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall announced a radical… View more
The Government is moving to make it much harder to buy cigarettes. People born after 2009 could become New Zealand’s first-ever smokefree generation, in a policy move that is expected to bring $5 billion in health savings.
On Thursday, Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall announced a radical and world-leading plan to ban tobacco sales to a generation, as well as lower the nicotine level in all tobacco products and drastically reduce number of places that can sell them, through the new Smokefree 2025 action plan.
Tell us what you think and remember if you do not want your cmments used by Stuff, please put NFP.

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Would you support a total ban on smoking?
  • 69.2% Yes
    69.2% Complete
  • 30.8% No
    30.8% Complete
960 votes
43 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Casper

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

"I was a stray before coming to SPCA. I am now searching for my forever home. I am a big sweet natured boy. I would love a home with a female rabbit to be friends with. I will need a secure outdoor pen for daytime and an indoor space for night so I can be a part of the family."

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44 days ago

Christmas isn’t cancelled

Christmas Box

For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a … View more
For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a little certainty to those struggling right now. Sponsor a Christmas Box today.
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44 days ago

Pet of the Day: Rusty, MooMoo, GingaKat

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Loved this submission by Juls Ashworth from Paraparaumu.
"I've attached some pics of our gorgeous puss Rusty aka Moomoo , Gingakat, Annoying Orange, Garfield, Garfy, Rustburger...Rusty is about 12 and a half years old and definitely rules our household...She has never spent a night … View more
Loved this submission by Juls Ashworth from Paraparaumu.
"I've attached some pics of our gorgeous puss Rusty aka Moomoo , Gingakat, Annoying Orange, Garfield, Garfy, Rustburger...Rusty is about 12 and a half years old and definitely rules our household...She has never spent a night outdoors and can be found during the day snoozing in the most unexpected spots. She is totally ginger which apparently is unusual for a girl? We adore her 🧡😻."

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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44 days ago

Homed Dominion Post - Out Now!

Jessica Zimmerman Reporter from Homed - Dominion Post

Our House of the Week is a gorgeous beach front property, with immaculate gardens and open-plan living. And just wait until you see the views of Kāpiti Island. This Waikanae Beach home is on offer through Sharalyn Fraser at Howard & Co. We have this PLUS many more great properties in … View moreOur House of the Week is a gorgeous beach front property, with immaculate gardens and open-plan living. And just wait until you see the views of Kāpiti Island. This Waikanae Beach home is on offer through Sharalyn Fraser at Howard & Co. We have this PLUS many more great properties in today's edition of Homed.

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Dominion Post to find agents who are actively marketing in your area and chat to them about getting your property featured in the Homed Dominion Post.

Distribution & Delivery:
Homed Dominion Post gets inserted into The Dominion Post, and is delivered to subscribers every Saturday. It is also available in Supermarkets, Dairies and Petrol Stations for customers to buy.

For more information:
Please ask your agent to contact Cameron Beattie on 021 973 105 or cameron.beattie@stuff.co.nz OR Niko Perez on 021 501 913 or niko.perez@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000 or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

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