Silverstream, Upper Hutt

1 day ago

Have you spotted a rook on your property?

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

These large invasive birds are a problem in the Wellington region because they eat and destroy newly germinated seedlings, which sometimes means entire crops need to be re-sown.

We need to protect our region’s environment and economic wellbeing from damage, which is why we aim to remove rooks … View more
These large invasive birds are a problem in the Wellington region because they eat and destroy newly germinated seedlings, which sometimes means entire crops need to be re-sown.

We need to protect our region’s environment and economic wellbeing from damage, which is why we aim to remove rooks from our region by 2029.

Find out more about Rooks here - www.gw.govt.nz...

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8 hours ago

Come and talk to us!

Upper Hutt City Council

We’re looking for people to join one of two reference groups for Plan Change 48.

As part of continuing our review of the Landscape and Ecology chapters of our District Plan, we need local knowledge to help refine our direction to ensure that the planning response supports our community’s … View more
We’re looking for people to join one of two reference groups for Plan Change 48.

As part of continuing our review of the Landscape and Ecology chapters of our District Plan, we need local knowledge to help refine our direction to ensure that the planning response supports our community’s wellbeing and our environment.

We’re now seeking expressions of interest for membership on two community reference groups as part of the extended pre-consultation, a suggestion made by speakers at a recent Council meeting.

The proposal is to have an indigenous biodiversity reference group and a separate reference group for important landscapes.

Interested? Go to upperhuttcity.com/pc48 to find out more. Expressions of interest close on 15 October 2021 ⏰
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12 days ago

Misinformation About Covid.

Michael from Trentham

Boy doesn't misinformation fly the kite surrounding the Covid 19 epidemic.
A ZB talkback listener a few days ago tried this on a sometimes naieve host, Nick Mills: something like "we should follow Sweden who have all but eliminated Covid and has opened up its society with no … View more
Boy doesn't misinformation fly the kite surrounding the Covid 19 epidemic.
A ZB talkback listener a few days ago tried this on a sometimes naieve host, Nick Mills: something like "we should follow Sweden who have all but eliminated Covid and has opened up its society with no restrictions."

Well here are the bare stats about Sweden and Covid 19 and the delta variant: deaths near 15,000, affected over 1.1 million. Population of Sweden 10 million.

Denmark has declared that Covid will be treated in their country right now as being nothing more than a kind of normal virus.
Well Denmark has had 2600 deaths with 351,000 people affected with the virus. Population of Denmark 5.8 million.

NZ has less than 4000 people who have caught the virus and 27 deaths. Pop 5 million.

Let us not forget that contracting Covid and esp the Delta variant can leave people with permanent health issues and a less than health secure future.

I hope that Sweden and Denmark do reach pass the 90% mark of elligible people fully vaccinated, because this is what NZ has to do.

22 hours ago

Dragging The Vaccination Chain

Michael from Trentham

It seems that the Hutt Valley along with the rest of the Wellington region are dragging behind most of the rest of NZ with Covid vaccinations despite easy access to vaccination centres.

The target in NZ for those eligible to be vaccinated is in excess of 90% fully vaccinated by Xmas but the … View more
It seems that the Hutt Valley along with the rest of the Wellington region are dragging behind most of the rest of NZ with Covid vaccinations despite easy access to vaccination centres.

The target in NZ for those eligible to be vaccinated is in excess of 90% fully vaccinated by Xmas but the Wellington region is currently lagging something like 6% behind the national rate.

We need to broach 90% NZ-wide to be in a position to open up to the world as a reference to the mingling of those vaccinated with other vaccinated people.

It seems that children aged 5-11 will soon be added to those needing to be vaccinated. Perhaps requiring only one innoculation instead of two.

It seems that at least those aged 65-plus and those health compromised will require another booster vaccination next year.

If more variants of Covid emerge it could mean annual vaccinations for all just like the annual influenza vaccinations.

Without doubt there will be restrictions on those not vaccinated and a covid vaccination passport and/or phone ap will be required for proof on vaccination for entry to places and events and travel.

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21 hours ago

What's On: Staglands Wild Trail Challenge

Sheen from Akatarawa

Take on Staglands Wild Trail Challenge these school holidays, from 2 - 17 October and bag Free Kids’ Meal from their Café! Download the Challenge Sheet from their website www.staglands.co.nz
Staglands Wild Trail Challenge
  • Staglands Wildlife Reserve
7 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.

1 day ago

Breaking snooze! Seriously. Big. Sale.

BedsRus Kapiti, Porirua and Lower Hutt

In need of seriously good sleep? BedsRus has 10, 20, 30, 40 & 50% off across the floor to cater for every sleep need! Our huge finance deals also mean you can enjoy no interest ‘til 2024.

Shop the sale for those who are serious about snooze, in store and online at bedsrus.co.nz. Ts&Cs… View more
In need of seriously good sleep? BedsRus has 10, 20, 30, 40 & 50% off across the floor to cater for every sleep need! Our huge finance deals also mean you can enjoy no interest ‘til 2024.

Shop the sale for those who are serious about snooze, in store and online at bedsrus.co.nz. Ts&Cs apply.
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1 day ago

Grab your local paper and an Airfryer

Mags4gifts

Purchase a 3 month subscription to The Dominion Post for just $198.64 and get a free Airfryer worth $120.

Visit mags4gifts.co.nz/airfryer and use the code "Airfryer" at checkout. Terms and Conditions apply.
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1 day ago

What's On: Austen Found

Claudia from Ebdentown

Addicted to Darcy? Lost all Sense and Sensibility? Well, put down your cross stitching and enjoy an improvised Jane Austen styled musical. Tickets $20. Booking fees apply. www.whirinakiarts.org.nz.
Austen Found
  • Whirinaki Whare Taonga
2 days 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
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6 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."

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3 days 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.

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4 days 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."

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4 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!
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5 days ago

Free garden pots and seedling starters

Angela from Silverstream

I have plenty of pots to give away. Please message me if interested. It would be ideal to take the whole lot.

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