Riverstone Terraces, Upper Hutt

18 hours ago

What's On: Gays in Space

Luke from Auckland Central

Come join the adventures and musical hijinks of a troupe of homosexual astronauts as they make their most perilous space mission yet - probing Uranus. 10 - 18 August.
Gays in Space
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3 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Any thoughts on this picture? You will do well to get all four names.

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1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we again feature words and a picture from Louise Thomas, who recently ventured to Whanganui.

"The Chief Porter and I have been hunting the Nankeen Night Heron for some time. Randomly calling into Ūpokongaro to the spot “Behind the Door on 4” where others before us have clocked … View more
This week we again feature words and a picture from Louise Thomas, who recently ventured to Whanganui.

"The Chief Porter and I have been hunting the Nankeen Night Heron for some time. Randomly calling into Ūpokongaro to the spot “Behind the Door on 4” where others before us have clocked the birds, but, for us, with no success. On Monday we were crest fallen to find the café shut, but thought we would head a little way up Makirikiri Valley Road and drop down into the gulley and scout along the stream that runs into the Whanganui River at Ūpokongaro.
The recent rain had made the stream brown and swollen, water was lapping up onto the shelf with the slight track covered in wandering willy (tradescentia). It was wet, slippery, and muddy and our pants were wet up to the knees just walking through the undergrowth. We were buzzed by fantails and wax-eyes, but saw nothing of the night herons behind the area where the café is.
We pushed a little further upstream, straddling rotten logs which crumbled under our feet and slipping in the thick wet weed. I was about to call time of death on the operation, when the Chief Porter spotted a creamy patch against the dark tangled trees overhanging the stream. It was like magic, three night herons materialised from the gloom, their bodies glowing like warm rich butterscotch.
All three had slicked back black hair, but one roosting in the tree, hunched over like an old man, also had two long thin white feathers waving down his back like crazy antennae. One was actively hunting in the stream, pulling at aquatic plants in the hope they might be tasty, the other perched above and moved along the branches quoorking encouragement about the activities below. Nankeen night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)."

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1 day ago

Wooden butterfly

The Team from Resene ColorShop Upper Hutt

Recreate a Kiwiana classic using butterflise and Resene testpots.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Aotearoa or New Zealand?

Michael from Trentham

Name changing to make right the wrongs of the past seems to be the order of the day in New Zealand. The effort to Maori-ise NZ to a rightful degree is both morally right and when it comes to place names, physically right.
Who were first to colonise NZ and stay put: Polynesians known as Mori-Ori … View more
Name changing to make right the wrongs of the past seems to be the order of the day in New Zealand. The effort to Maori-ise NZ to a rightful degree is both morally right and when it comes to place names, physically right.
Who were first to colonise NZ and stay put: Polynesians known as Mori-Ori and a little later came the Maori. And these people indeed travelled the length and breadth of NZ hundreds of years before Europeans sighted NZ, naming almost all and sundry.
So we come to the curly question of our country's European name, itself anglicised from Dutch. Should we retain New Zealand or go for the largely accepted (by Maori) and meaningful Maori name: Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud).
When there is enough push for reverting to Maori names of major features such as mountains, we are presented with an either title of acceptability vis Mt Cook and Mt Egmont and their respective Maori names ( Mt Aoraki and Mt Taranaki), but I don't seem to think this would work with the country's name. Surely it must be one or the other. Yet I see Aotearoa creeping quite rapidly forward as a description of NZ. We have a Prime Minister who says it often enough for me to take notice.
The cost of change would be enormous and it would not be through a referendum as those seeking change would unlikely ever succeed.
Anyway, the first step in this process is to finally get rid of the laughable, temporarily named North Island and South Island and revert back to their meaningful Maori titles.
And don't lets talk about Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt. I did think these names were unique until I discovered a few weeks ago that there is a place named Hutt and Hutt River in Australia. Not up to the standard of Wellington though because I believe there are more than 25 places named Wellington world-wide.

17 hours ago

Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Angela from Te Marua

I was disappointed with some of the decisions taken by the council in relation to the Long Term Plan.
So decided to read the minutes of the meeting, in order to educate myself on:
1. Why the decision was made
2. Who voted for and who voted against.
Another disappointment: no accountability at all, … View more
I was disappointed with some of the decisions taken by the council in relation to the Long Term Plan.
So decided to read the minutes of the meeting, in order to educate myself on:
1. Why the decision was made
2. Who voted for and who voted against.
Another disappointment: no accountability at all, and we voters, are left blind on who is doing what.
The minutes only record the number of "elected members" who voted for and against.
Really????? Where is the transparency?

Minutes Additional Council 260521.pdf Download View

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18 hours ago

Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau now open Saturday

Lesley from Trentham

Hi
Just a reminder, Citizens Advice Bureau Upper Hutt now open on Saturday mornings from 10-1230. A Justice of the Peace will be on site tomorrow. Please phone 045289040 or visit us at 2 Sinclair St, opposite the Cossie Club in Upper Hutt. We are always happy to call people back to save charges on … View more
Hi
Just a reminder, Citizens Advice Bureau Upper Hutt now open on Saturday mornings from 10-1230. A Justice of the Peace will be on site tomorrow. Please phone 045289040 or visit us at 2 Sinclair St, opposite the Cossie Club in Upper Hutt. We are always happy to call people back to save charges on their cellphones.

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18 hours ago

What's On: Gays in Space

Luke from Auckland Central

Come join the adventures and musical hijinks of a troupe of homosexual astronauts as they make their most perilous space mission yet - probing Uranus. 10 - 18 August.
Gays in Space
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1 day ago

Upper Hutt Leader For Sale

Michael from Trentham

Three times in a row and a few times before, I am getting two weekly Leader newpapers delivered in my mailbox.
I am thrilled that the Leader thinks of me so often and to top it off I am willing to sell for only $5 my spare current copy.

20 hours ago
5 days ago

UH City Council meets this week

Angela from Wallaceville - Whitemans Valley

Kia ora tātou,

Isn't it nice to have a few days of fine weather - hope all is well with you and your family.

Council meets this Wednesday, 28 July 2021, at 4.30pm.and alongside approving the minutes of all the Committee meetings in the last six or so weeks, we will be considering a new … View more
Kia ora tātou,

Isn't it nice to have a few days of fine weather - hope all is well with you and your family.

Council meets this Wednesday, 28 July 2021, at 4.30pm.and alongside approving the minutes of all the Committee meetings in the last six or so weeks, we will be considering a new street name in Brown Owl/Timberlea, updating the District Licencing Committee Terms of Reference, and a Notice of Motion to delay the consultation on the plan change regarding Significant Natural Areas.

There is more information is at the link below. If you would like to share your thoughts on any items on the agenda, please do get in touch.

You have an opportunity to share in person at the start of each meeting in the time set aside for public forum. If you have time and would like to do that, please let us know you're doing so.

Have a great week everyone. Take care, look out for each other and stay well.

www.upperhuttcity.com...

1 day ago

Wish dinner time was a little...simpler?

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With no lock-in contracts, you can … View more
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1 day ago

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2 days ago

UPCOMING ENTERTAINMENT AT THE COSSIE

Upper Hutt Cossie Club

HUSTLE
7:30PM, Friday 30 July

OFF THE CUFF
7:30PM, Saturday 31 July

DENNIS MARSH & WAYNE HEATH
2:30 PM, Sunday 8 August
Enjoy a great Sunday afternoon with the sounds of Dennis Marsh & Wayne Heath. Tickets only $5
BOOK HERE: … View more
HUSTLE
7:30PM, Friday 30 July

OFF THE CUFF
7:30PM, Saturday 31 July

DENNIS MARSH & WAYNE HEATH
2:30 PM, Sunday 8 August
Enjoy a great Sunday afternoon with the sounds of Dennis Marsh & Wayne Heath. Tickets only $5
BOOK HERE: https://www.cossieclubs.org.nz/index.php/events?event-id=442&book-page=1

NORTH CITY COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB
3:00PM, Sunday 22 August
North City Country Music Club presents their annual Cossie Club Concert featuring some of their finest Artists & backed by the "North City Band" - with Guest Artist Kim Bonnington
Tickets $10 at Upper Hutt Cossie Club Reception

BEAT GIRLS - IT'S MY PARTY
8:00 PM, Friday 20 August
Celebrating 25 "groovy years" ...and the beat goes on. Tickets $25
Restaurant open from 5.30pm
BOOK HERE: https://www.cossieclubs.org.nz/index.php/events?event-id=440&book-page=1

AINSLIE ALLEN
2:30 PM, Sunday 29 August
Ainslie Allen presents the "Betty Album" release show live with band. Tickets $30
BOOK HERE: https://www.cossieclubs.org.nz/index.php/events?event-id=454&book-page=1

The Cossie Club offers a huge variety of activities seven days a week for members, affiliated members and guests. If you want to watch live sport or racing we have five huge screens plus over 30 LCDs. There is free entertainment featuring local bands and karaoke every Thursday to Sunday and the club regularly hosts major national and international acts.

So check out what's happening at the Cossie in the next few months.

Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club
11 Logan Street, Upper Hutt
Phone: 04 529 0009
https://www.facebook.com/upperhuttcossieclub
www.cossieclubs.org.nz
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2 days ago

How do you see the future?

Upper Hutt City Council

We’re working through a review of our District Plan and are proposing some big changes for residential and rural development. It’s called Plan Change 50. We’re seeking your feedback on our draft proposals now.

Two areas of significant interest for our community will be the high and medium … View more
We’re working through a review of our District Plan and are proposing some big changes for residential and rural development. It’s called Plan Change 50. We’re seeking your feedback on our draft proposals now.

Two areas of significant interest for our community will be the high and medium density residential zones. We’re proposing to dramatically increase the level of intensification across the city.

To read the fact sheets for both of these zones and to share your feedback, go to letskorero.upperhuttcity.com/pc50

Feedback closes 30 August 2021.
Find out more

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