Maymorn, Upper Hutt

17 hours ago

Blossoms by night: Japanese garden lit up for evening viewing

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A small part of Upper Hutt has been transformed into a Japanese blossom garden, complete with a waterfall, lakes and 350 flowering cherry trees.
Blossom Valley, believed to be the biggest event currently running in New Zealand, has added a night show where visitors can wander through the lit-up … View more
A small part of Upper Hutt has been transformed into a Japanese blossom garden, complete with a waterfall, lakes and 350 flowering cherry trees.
Blossom Valley, believed to be the biggest event currently running in New Zealand, has added a night show where visitors can wander through the lit-up garden.
The festival runs until October 3 and was especially designed to run under lockdown.
Blossom Valley runs until October 3 at Aston Norwood Gardens, SH2, Kaitoke. Daytime session tickets $10 for adults, children under 12 free from blossomvalley.nz.

Image
32 minutes ago

Free recruitment service finds perfect match

Competenz

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been … View more
After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."

Read the full story here
List a job

Image
5 hours ago

Burgled in Broad Daylight

Michael from Trentham

Just learnt that property number 51 Buddle Road in Trentham was burgled today between 12noon and 4pm.
Apparantly everything slightly easily moveable of value was taken plus a vehicle.
So when you vacate your home for over 30 minutes it pays to lock up, roll the cameras, shut all windows, leave a … View more
Just learnt that property number 51 Buddle Road in Trentham was burgled today between 12noon and 4pm.
Apparantly everything slightly easily moveable of value was taken plus a vehicle.
So when you vacate your home for over 30 minutes it pays to lock up, roll the cameras, shut all windows, leave a hungry German Shepherd behind and set the alarm as though you were gone all day and night. Shame, but this heartless burglary serves as a warning.

4 days 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.

3 days 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."

Image
1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Remi

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

An update on a SPCA dog that was successfully adopted.

"Remi has been a ball of crazy adorable energy since the start. Meaning she fits right in with our big family and is always happy to meet new people. She continually find ways to get up to mischief but she's so cute it's … View more
An update on a SPCA dog that was successfully adopted.

"Remi has been a ball of crazy adorable energy since the start. Meaning she fits right in with our big family and is always happy to meet new people. She continually find ways to get up to mischief but she's so cute it's impossible to get mad at her. She has adjusted really well to living with three cats and six chickens (although the cats were very unimpressed at first).Our entire family has fallen in love with her and can't wait to see what crazy adventures she gets up to next."

Image
2 days ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
Learn more

Image
P
3 days ago

What's On: Healing, Wellbeing & Spirituality

Peri from Otaki District

Ōtaki Healing & Wellbeing Expo with a sprinkle of Spirituality. Ōtaki Memorial Hall. Variety of awesome stalls. Free entry event, Saturday
Healing, Wellbeing & Spirituality
  • Otaki
3 days 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

Image
3 days 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.”

Image
L
4 days 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
4 days 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...

4 days 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.

Image
4 days 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.

Image
4 days 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.

Image
4 days 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

Top