Silverstream, Upper Hutt

12 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday but this is to introduce you to a new photographer, Andrew Gorrie. He lives in Kelson and takes most of his photographs from his deck. Andrew is an ex Stuff photographer.
His favourite subject is the magnificent tui

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5 hours ago

Epuni School Twilight Gala

Carlos from Taita

19/March/2021

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14 hours ago

More problems with old Wellington pipes

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A major waste water pipe has burst in central Wellington, closing roads and disrupting morning traffic. The pipe burst at the intersection of Victoria Street and Mercer Street yesterday afternoon. People in the central city are being asked to only flush the toilet if it is "essential".
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A major waste water pipe has burst in central Wellington, closing roads and disrupting morning traffic. The pipe burst at the intersection of Victoria Street and Mercer Street yesterday afternoon. People in the central city are being asked to only flush the toilet if it is "essential".
The central Wellington sewerage pipe that broke, closing central city streets, was more than 100 years old.
Sewage flowed out onto the road after a pipe ruptured at the intersection of Victoria and Mercer streets on Monday afternoon.
Wellington Water confirmed the failed pipe was installed around the year 1910.
Repairing it is expected to take two to three days.

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10 hours ago

Armchair travel to many countries

Bupa Fergusson Retirement Village

Virtual reality technology has allowed residents to see the world from their armchairs.

A group of residents in Bupa Hugh Green Care Home were amazed by an immersive experience recently, donning headsets for a virtual reality tour of Egypt, India, Italy and Croatia.

The virtual travel tour is in … View more
Virtual reality technology has allowed residents to see the world from their armchairs.

A group of residents in Bupa Hugh Green Care Home were amazed by an immersive experience recently, donning headsets for a virtual reality tour of Egypt, India, Italy and Croatia.

The virtual travel tour is in HD, 4K and is part of a technology trial for the care home. The care home activity team talking the residents through the accompanying narrative.

The technology is from SilVR, specialising in education using virtual reality through 360º photos, sound and videos. The headset can provide a vast library selection of locations and interests to choose from.

Residents were guided through Cairo’s Great Sphinx of Giza, the Hawa Mahal Jaiur in India, and the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

General Manager, Ian Dunthorne says the technology initiative has become popular worldwide with care homes due to lockdowns restricting travel.

“Our residents, with and without cognitive impairment, have found this to be an amazing journey. Reminiscing of their own past travel trips can trigger conversation during and after the VR as a shared experience or on their own.”

After the session, specialty cups of tea were shared from countries the residents had visited. This capped off their virtual reality travel trip from the comfort of their care home lounge.

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18 hours ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Jed

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This weeks SPCA pet is Jed.

"WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME
My ideal home would have a big garden for me to explore and potter around while supervised. I would suit a family that has had dogs before as I am a big boy with a bit of strength. I would love to go for walks with my new family and … View more
This weeks SPCA pet is Jed.

"WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME
My ideal home would have a big garden for me to explore and potter around while supervised. I would suit a family that has had dogs before as I am a big boy with a bit of strength. I would love to go for walks with my new family and check out this wonderful country we live in. When I have nothing to do I have shown the ability to escape out of medium to high fencing so I need a plan to be contained during the day that doesn't involve being tied or tethered. Going to work with my new human companion would be great for me. I am not suited to a home with/next to cats and other small animals or livestock. If you are looking for a bigger dog that is pretty laid back then make an appointment to come and meet me."

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13 hours ago

Parkrun comes to Upper Hutt

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Upper Hutt is getting its own parkrun event this Saturday. The Trentham Memorial parkrun begins on
Saturday 30 th of January 2021 at 8am. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to people of all abilities and are safe and easy to take part.
The parkruns are … View more
Upper Hutt is getting its own parkrun event this Saturday. The Trentham Memorial parkrun begins on
Saturday 30 th of January 2021 at 8am. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to people of all abilities and are safe and easy to take part.
The parkruns are every Saturday morning at 8am and start from the Holdsworth Street side of Trentham Memorial park, with carparking is accessible from Brentwood street.
It is being organised by local resident Allan Hartley.
You need to register online at parkrun.co.nz/trenthammemorial

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13 hours ago

Hurricane Cory returning to Maidstone Park

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It will be a return to home for Cory Jane.
The former All Black, who is a life member of the Upper Hutt Rams, is on the coaching staff for the Hurricanes.
Maidstone Park will host the Hurricanes pre-season clash against the Blues and the Chiefs on February 13, and Jane is looking forward to … View more
It will be a return to home for Cory Jane.
The former All Black, who is a life member of the Upper Hutt Rams, is on the coaching staff for the Hurricanes.
Maidstone Park will host the Hurricanes pre-season clash against the Blues and the Chiefs on February 13, and Jane is looking forward to catching up with his old rugby mates.
"We're rugby mad in Upper Hutt, which is one of the many reasons I love it here so much," says Jane.

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14 hours ago

Volunteers Wanted

Citizens Advice from Ebdentown

Do you like helping people?
Do you like doing research?
Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?

Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for more Volunteers.

If you are someone who can:
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Do you like helping people?
Do you like doing research?
Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?

Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for more Volunteers.

If you are someone who can:

• relate to a diverse range of people

• be an effective listener

• has good oral and written skills

• maintain confidentiality

• computer literate

• work as part of a team

• have some free time during the week

Then we would love to hear from you.

Please call in to 2 Sinclair St or telephone 5280177 to register your interest. www.cab.org.nz...

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3 days ago

Lost keys

Wendy from Trentham

Lost keys. Took dogs for walk today Sat 23/1 on both fields at Upper Hutt College and Fergusson Intermediate school and have lost a set of 4 keys. 1 car key, 1 orange marked key, 1 yellow marked key and 1 plain key.
Please call David on 02102397868 if you find them please.

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15 hours ago

What's On: Hutt AF Peer Support Group

Annette from Wellington Central

The Heart Foundation are running a support group in the Hutt Valley for people and whānau affected by Atrial Fibrillation. Join us for a chat and meet others with AF.
Hutt AF Peer Support Group
  • Hutt Art Society
16 hours ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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4 days ago

Pet of the Day: Baxter

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Nicky Fairclough from Miramar is very proud of her 20 year-old cockatiel who can talk. This time I have attached the photo. Apologies to Nicky, I hope you all enjoy seeing Baxter.

If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what … View more
Nicky Fairclough from Miramar is very proud of her 20 year-old cockatiel who can talk. This time I have attached the photo. Apologies to Nicky, I hope you all enjoy seeing Baxter.

If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.

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17 hours ago

What's On: Upper Hutt Stamp Club

Angela from Trentham

This month NZ Post. Meetings 3rd Monday each month
Upper Hutt Stamp Club
  • Wesley Centrre
8 days ago

Push to get every Kiwi scanning, every time

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there … View more
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there be a community outbreak.
Everyone – every single one of us – needs to be scanning the NZ Covid Tracer app, or signing in on a sheet of paper, every single time.
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.

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1 day ago

Canopy tricycle with pushing bar

Mitu from Stokes Valley

This Trike's canopy and parent handle are removable which allow younger kids to use it as tricycle. Parent handle manoeuvring, turns trike right or left. Trike is extremely sturdy and ideal for pavements, long walks and parks.
Best part of this tricycle is canopy. It protects littleone from … View more
This Trike's canopy and parent handle are removable which allow younger kids to use it as tricycle. Parent handle manoeuvring, turns trike right or left. Trike is extremely sturdy and ideal for pavements, long walks and parks.
Best part of this tricycle is canopy. It protects littleone from harsh sun and strong wind.
FEATURES:
Adjustable parents push-bar for easy control
Large removable sun canopy with adjustable tilt and angle
Large rear toys basket.
Comfortable seat & backrest.
Strong all steel construction frame
Big foot support, safety guardrail.
Parent controler bar.

Price: $60

1 day ago

Mother's choice 3 wheel Stroller

Mitu from Stokes Valley

In excellent condition. Suitable for newborn to 22kg. Multi position backrest stroller, offering comfort for baby. Compatible with the Mother's Choice Scout Capsule (sold seperately) to form a travel system. • Child tray with Cup holder • 3 position reclinable seat • Large Sun Canopy … View moreIn excellent condition. Suitable for newborn to 22kg. Multi position backrest stroller, offering comfort for baby. Compatible with the Mother's Choice Scout Capsule (sold seperately) to form a travel system. • Child tray with Cup holder • 3 position reclinable seat • Large Sun Canopy with viewing window • Detachable parent tray with 2 cup holders and secure compartment with non-slip lining • Large, quick release detachable front • Swivel wheel and one foot locking brake • Extra large shopping basket • Soft grip handle • Wrist tether strap.

Price: $120

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