Moonshine Valley, Upper Hutt

32 minutes ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Murphy

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tracy Watkins is the proud owner of Murphy.

"She loves chasing rabbits but while she’s never actually caught one it's good exercise for working off her other favourite thing, treats.
She also loves swimming in the creek on our lifestyle block and likes most things about country life … View more
Tracy Watkins is the proud owner of Murphy.

"She loves chasing rabbits but while she’s never actually caught one it's good exercise for working off her other favourite thing, treats.
She also loves swimming in the creek on our lifestyle block and likes most things about country life (except cows which can be a bit intimidating). She also loves a lie in and is always the last one out of bed."
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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2 hours ago

REMINDER - THE WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET IS ON THIS SUNDAY

Gary from Waikanae

WHEN:- Sunday 14 August 10am - 1pm

WHERE:- Waikanae Beach Community Hall
22 Rauparaha Street,
Waikanae Beach

Celebrate Winter coming to an end with a visit to the Waikanae Beach Indoor Market.

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality … View more
WHEN:- Sunday 14 August 10am - 1pm

WHERE:- Waikanae Beach Community Hall
22 Rauparaha Street,
Waikanae Beach

Celebrate Winter coming to an end with a visit to the Waikanae Beach Indoor Market.

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items including:

- Plants, Flowers and Seedlings
- Award-winning local Olive Oil
- Local Waikanae Honey
- Jaylon's Bakery - Yummy Bakery Biscuits and Loaves, including Keto and Gluten-Free options
- Tui and Co - original screen printed aprons and baby t-shirts, water colour cards, scrunchies and hand made toys.
- Designer Ladies Clothing
- Funky Sox
- Wood Craft
- Pottery
- Mozaic Garden Art
- Jewellery
- Scented Candles and Natural Skincare
- A wide variety of Homewares
- Sewing Craft - lots of choices including different styled bags and face masks
- Junk For Joy - Up-cycled, Repurposed and handmade items including furniture
- Much much more.

Escape the house, visit the market, pick up a bargain or a gift and enjoy chatting to the friendly stallholders.

Invite a friend or 2 and enjoy an outing at this great community event. Support local!

Please don't forget your mask unless you have an exemption.

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2 hours 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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3 hours 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
11 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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12 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
20 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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4 days ago

One rule for them........

Marie from Waikanae

No surprises here then that one of Nationals golden boys has been unmasked as a bully who severely beat a younger boy at his school. This was no schoolyard tiff. It was a vicious beating, reportedly using bed legs as clubs to injure the boy. Was Uffindell just too young to be charged with GBH, … View moreNo surprises here then that one of Nationals golden boys has been unmasked as a bully who severely beat a younger boy at his school. This was no schoolyard tiff. It was a vicious beating, reportedly using bed legs as clubs to injure the boy. Was Uffindell just too young to be charged with GBH, or was he, as a member of a privileged set, let off lightly and the whole incident hushed up?
Even more amazing is Uffindell's response today. He has spent most of the morning minimizing his actions with the media and sees no reason why he shouldn't stay on in the job. In a performance worthy of the president of Brazil, hes insisting it "was only a little bit of a bashing". Why anyone would consider voting for these thugs is beyond me.

It is this culture of schoolyard bullying that has underscored the National Party's policy on welfare. They are still content to attack those who are the most vulnerable members of our society, indulge in name calling such as "bottom feeders" and roll out the punitive action for anyone who steps out of line. In addition young people in need of job seeker assistance, must deal with organizations deemed worthy by National. Those in the National "pull yer socks up" club, rather than the somewhat more impartial services existing within our government structure. If you are a young person unfortunate enough to have to go to one of these meetings. Don't go alone.

16 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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20 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
3 days ago

Support our Yuri Bear Project

Charles Fleming Retirement Village

Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no … View more
Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no small ask!

If you can knit, know someone who can or would like to find out how you can help, please click on the link below.

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