Maymorn, Upper Hutt

18 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"So cool to see a bellbird (Anthornis melanura), aka korimako, today. I can't remember the last one I saw - possibly around Christmas time, when I snapped one in red mistletoe at Mt Ruapehu. My daughter actually spotted this guy. "Mum, look, … View more
Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"So cool to see a bellbird (Anthornis melanura), aka korimako, today. I can't remember the last one I saw - possibly around Christmas time, when I snapped one in red mistletoe at Mt Ruapehu. My daughter actually spotted this guy. "Mum, look, what's that bird that looks like an almost ripe avocado with a beak."

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1 hour ago

What's On: REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, pick up a bargain or a gift and support local.
REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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1 hour ago

What's On: REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, pick up a bargain or a gift and support local.
REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
9 hours ago
3 days ago

Tap Water Is Better Without Fluoride

Michael from Trentham

Fluoride has its place and is beneficial for the teeth of children in particular.
Fluoride can be gotten from dental toothpaste for humans and in the correct amount needed to help prevent tooth decay.
But most of us use the convenience of tap water for all our water needs and we tend to use tap … View more
Fluoride has its place and is beneficial for the teeth of children in particular.
Fluoride can be gotten from dental toothpaste for humans and in the correct amount needed to help prevent tooth decay.
But most of us use the convenience of tap water for all our water needs and we tend to use tap water to also keep our water-hungry pets alive and well.

The problem here is that fluoride can be harmful to humans and is definitely harmful to dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other animals. Dogs rely on fresh, cool and chemical-free water more than even humans do. And the size and body weight of most dogs through to mice is so much less than humans.

Fluoridation does not improve water quality.

Fluoride can cause brain damage and bone damage including arthritis. It can even cause teeth discolouration.

So that not filtering fluoride into or tap water system in the Wellington region over the past several months without seemingly known to the public is a very good thing for pets and for us so long as we know about it and can purchase appropriate toothpaste.

And I believe our water has been tasting better.

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11 hours ago

What's On: Poetry Awards Night

Rhea from Trentham

Listen to the shortlisted and winning poems from this year's Poetry Competition at the Upper Hutt Library. Family-friendly community event.
Poetry Awards Night
  • Upper Hutt Library
15 hours ago

Love your compost? Pimp it up to win great prizes for your garden!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost … View more
Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost wins 1 of 9 Compost Kits (RRP $319 each).

So email through your best tip for successful compost and one photo of your composting setup to loveyourgarden@yates.co.nz by August 26, 2022 to be in to win.

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19 hours ago
1 day ago

Your whole retirement is our consideration

Ryman Healthcare Limited

With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in … View more
With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in apartments and townhouses, assisted living in serviced apartments, resthome care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia care.

We offer a higher ratio of care in our villages so that if your needs change, you have priority access to our care centres.
Find out more

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6 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Button

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Button.

"Hey, I'm Button. I am a very handsome and lovable boy. I am a huge love bug and absolutely adore everyone that I meet. I would love to go to my new home where there is someone around for most parts of the day as I thrive on companionship and don't really like being by … View more
Meet Button.

"Hey, I'm Button. I am a very handsome and lovable boy. I am a huge love bug and absolutely adore everyone that I meet. I would love to go to my new home where there is someone around for most parts of the day as I thrive on companionship and don't really like being by myself. I love playing with my toys and chasing them around my room. I would be okay going to a home with young children as they will be able to play with me, but they should know when to give me time and space to myself when I need it, and of course to be respectful of me. I would also be okay going to a home with another cat as I also really love feline companionship just as much as my humans. I would also be okay going to a home that has a calm and cat friendly dog. I do have a medical waiver that my new family will need to be made aware of but we can chat about this when you meet me."

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5 days ago

What's On: TALK - ALTERNATIVE INCOME STREAMS

Gary from Waikanae

Are you looking at alternative income streams to protect against the ravages of inflation? A Power Packed Informative Seminar to Reset & Prosper. Seating limited- please phone/text Gary on 0211155049
TALK - ALTERNATIVE INCOME STREAMS
  • Room 4, Johnsonville Community Centre
1 day ago
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1 day ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH MONTHLY INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, pick up a bargain or a gift and support local.
WAIKANAE BEACH MONTHLY INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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2 days ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, pick up a bargain or a gift and support local.
WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
2 days ago

Civic Centre Council’s Civic Centre will be closed

Upper Hutt City Council

From 15 August, the Civic Centre Council’s Civic Centre will be closed for essential seismic strengthening and all customer services will be based at the newly-refurbished HAPAI building located at 879-881 Fergusson Drive.

Services at the HAPAI building include:

- Payment for things like … View more
From 15 August, the Civic Centre Council’s Civic Centre will be closed for essential seismic strengthening and all customer services will be based at the newly-refurbished HAPAI building located at 879-881 Fergusson Drive.

Services at the HAPAI building include:

- Payment for things like rates and dog registration
- Parking fines
- Regulatory things like health licenses and building consents
- Self-service kiosks to view property records and rates information

Council and committee meetings will be held in the Rotary Lounge at the Upper Hutt Library. You can view the meeting schedule at upperhuttcity.com/Your-Council/Council-Meetings.

All other Council staff will be working remotely until the strengthening work is complete. We expect the work to take about eight months.
Find out more

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2 days 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
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