Silverstream, Upper Hutt

16 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Leaks

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Upper Hutt Leader

Kia ora Upper Hutt,

Have you had water supply cut off as a result of burst water mains? What other water problems are prevalent in your community?

Wellington residents are filing more than 50 complaints a day regarding the capital's ageing water infrastructure.

One leak near the … View more
Kia ora Upper Hutt,

Have you had water supply cut off as a result of burst water mains? What other water problems are prevalent in your community?

Wellington residents are filing more than 50 complaints a day regarding the capital's ageing water infrastructure.

One leak near the Prime Minister's official residence in Tinakori Road has not been fixed since being first reported in September 2020.

Wellington Water spokesman Alex van Paassen says that some longer running leaks may not be showing up in data searches.

"Sometimes they get fixed but other nearby leaks are still going; sometimes the fix doesn't work, or a new leak pops up at the same place; sometimes they're private – private leaks can get into the neighbours at war territory," he said.

Van Paasen said that there were several reasons for the delayed fixes including Wellington Water's aging workforce, lack of skilled workers and an increase in work volume.

A presentation was delivered to Wellington City councillors in late-2020 showed that almost half of the cities pipes needed replacing, with $578 million needed to clear a variety of other accumulated issues.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Upper Hutt Leader.

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5 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Simba

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a cat called Simba. Who belongs to Dean Cooper from Masterton.
"Simba is around 27 years old and although starting to loose weight, is still going strong!
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please … View more
This week we feature a cat called Simba. Who belongs to Dean Cooper from Masterton.
"Simba is around 27 years old and although starting to loose weight, is still going strong!
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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2 days ago

Wallaceville Estate Pedestrian and Bike Lane Urgency

Michael from Trentham

The lengthy Wallacevile Estate pedestrian and bike lane which links the entire Estate and The Reserve with upper Upper Hutt including the Wallaceville Railway Station and city CBD is in tatters. There is no lighting whatsoever and the "new" lane is still just a mass of dirt and weeds … View moreThe lengthy Wallacevile Estate pedestrian and bike lane which links the entire Estate and The Reserve with upper Upper Hutt including the Wallaceville Railway Station and city CBD is in tatters. There is no lighting whatsoever and the "new" lane is still just a mass of dirt and weeds and puddles in the wet.
The old lane is little better and has also no lighting and is due to be entirely replaced with it being part of the 200 new apartmental houses of the development..

Either lane gets a lot of use from commuters walking to and from the Wallaceville rail station at all hours of the day and night, from school kids, and from people for all sorts of reasons throughout the day and night.

This is a disgrace for a large new expensive housing development still less than half completed after over two years. Council should of course get the developers to do what they are meant to do as a pedestrian lane was always part of the development and its approval.

Currently and for at least a year the inadequacies and danger of the pedestrian and bike lane has been a stark reality.

3 hours ago

Flu Vaccines NOW Available for All Ages from 13 years.

Raewyn Richardson from Lagans Pharmacy - Wellness Clinic - Mobility Hub

If you would like a flu vaccine Lagans Pharmacy can now provide this for you,
provided you are over the age of 13 years.
WALK IN SERVICE - NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.

Depending on your circumstances - your vaccine may be FREE.

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1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should be pretty easy.

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12 hours ago

Dolly the collie has $25,000 surgery as owner keeps best mate mobile

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has been a rough two years for Dolly the collie. The problems with Dolly’s limbs began when she was 10, resulting in the surgery on three of her four lower limbs. Her fourth limb may require surgery in the future.
Over the last two years owner Alla Baider has spent $25,000 trying to keep her … View more
It has been a rough two years for Dolly the collie. The problems with Dolly’s limbs began when she was 10, resulting in the surgery on three of her four lower limbs. Her fourth limb may require surgery in the future.
Over the last two years owner Alla Baider has spent $25,000 trying to keep her beloved pet mobile.
Dolly has an empathy with people, that really shone through the Covid lockdown, she said.
“On top of her good looks and winning smile, Dolly has a supernatural sense for whenever someone is feeling down or in pain. It’s impossible to still be upset after receiving a warm hug from her.”

10 hours ago

Upper Hutt Police Station - Opening Hours Change

Donna from Trentham

Hi Everyone,

This has been posted on Facebook regarding changes to the Upper Hutt Police Station Hours.

Cheers, D.
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FYI; 🚓
"Change to opening hours at the Upper Hutt Police… View more
Hi Everyone,

This has been posted on Facebook regarding changes to the Upper Hutt Police Station Hours.

Cheers, D.
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FYI; 🚓
"Change to opening hours at the Upper Hutt Police Station"
From 17 May 2021 the opening hours at Upper Hutt Police Station will be changing.

The station will now be open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and closed at the weekend.

The decision to change the opening hours was made after an operational review and has been driven by declining demand for service at the front counter in the evenings and on weekends.

It will balance the community’s needs and the welfare and consideration of sole staff members.

“We are committed to delivering a policing service the Upper Hutt community expect and deserve.

Very few members of the public are visiting Upper Hutt Police Station at the weekend or later in the day.

By closing at these times we can instead deploy our staff to times when it is busy,” said Te Awakairangi Hutt Valley Area Commander Inspector Dion Bennett.

The change in hours will not affect the policing service available to the community.

“Police will continue to work and be deployed from the Upper Hutt Police station 24/7. What is changing is the public front counter will be closed on weekends,” said Inspector Bennet.

As part of the review and consultation ahead of the changes community leaders and local iwi from across Upper Hutt were consulted.

This consultation provided valuable insights into how we can work together with the community to ensure they can be safe and feel safe.
“If you need to speak to Police and the matter is not urgent, please come and visit the station Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Alternatively you can ring us anytime on 105 or contact us online at 105.police.govt.nz.

If you need an emergency response please continue to call 111,” said Inspector Bennett.

ENDS
Issued by Police Media Centre

13 hours ago

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15 hours ago

The Remutaka Hill Rd to close over five nights

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The SH2 Remutaka Hill Rd will be closed for maintenance between 9pm and 4am from Sunday May 16 to Friday May 28.
Motorists faced a three and a half hour detour via the Pahiatua Track to travel between Featherston and Upper Hutt during the closures.

The route will also be subject to stop/go traffic… View more
The SH2 Remutaka Hill Rd will be closed for maintenance between 9pm and 4am from Sunday May 16 to Friday May 28.
Motorists faced a three and a half hour detour via the Pahiatua Track to travel between Featherston and Upper Hutt during the closures.

The route will also be subject to stop/go traffic management in days between 4am to 9pm from May 15 to June 4.

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13 hours ago

What's On: New Zealand String Quartet

Murray from East Harbour

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven's birth - quartets from early, middle and late periods of this master of classical music!
New Zealand String Quartet
  • St Mark's Church
1 day ago

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4 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Charlotte

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

"I was a stray mum with kittens before coming to the SPCA.
Here's what my foster mum has to say about me:

Charlotte is a sweet wee girl, gentle and friendly with kittenish spirit coming through from time to time. She was initially nervous in her new environment, but patience and gentle … View more
"I was a stray mum with kittens before coming to the SPCA.
Here's what my foster mum has to say about me:

Charlotte is a sweet wee girl, gentle and friendly with kittenish spirit coming through from time to time. She was initially nervous in her new environment, but patience and gentle encouragement has seen her become playful and sociable.

She likes being patted but isn't too fussed on being picked up and held (although this is improving) and isn't a lap cat at the moment. She spends some of her time in other rooms around the house but mostly likes company and comes when called.

She is an early riser and when she wants something can be quite vocal. She loves playing with small toys and moving things and gets quite absorbed watching action programmes on tv. A warning though, she loves electrical cables. She is a well adapted and house trained cat, and surprisingly, given her underlying nervousness, isn't scared of the vacuum cleaner, however I don't think she will like a rowdy household."

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1 day ago

What's On: Our Place in the Universe

Rhea from Trentham

Free community talk about humankind's place in the universe - a picturesque journey exploring our area in space. Hosted by the Wellington Astronomical Society.
Our Place in the Universe
  • Upper Hutt Library
1 day ago

What's On: AND LIFE GOES ON… Kiarostami

David from Brooklyn

In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, a filmmaker returns to a remote Iranian village. “A lyrical exploration of both rural village life and artistic responsibility.” –NY Times. See https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
AND LIFE GOES ON… Kiarostami
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