36 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington Zoo replace its Lions?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington Zoo’s elderly lioness sisters, Djane and Zahra, have been euthanised, leaving the zoo with no lions.
Both lionesses had been closely monitored by veterinary staff over the past 18 months due to age-related health concerns, and Djane’s health recently deteriorated.
Lions have been part of Wellington Zoo community since it opened in 1906, when the Zoo was gifted a male lion called King Dick.
Wellington Zoo said it would look at starting a new pride of lions in the future, but it was likely to be awhile until a firm plan was in place.
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Should Wellington Zoo replace its Lions?
  • 46.7% No
    46.7% Complete
  • 53.3% Yes
    53.3% Complete
685 votes
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2 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should be pretty easy.

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1 day 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 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.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

12 days ago

House & Pet Sitting 🏡 🐶 🐱

Paige from Trentham

Hello everyone,

Just me again putting it out there that I am still available for Petsitting and housesitting! I have been super busy and booked so far this year but will be freeing up in the coming months.

I have a few dates already booked in however have lots of space available for 2021 🏡 get in touch with me via message on here or feel free to flick me a text on 0226524010

I am incredibly tidy, sensible and organised. Refer to my previous posts to see some positive feedback from people I have house sat for/ still housesit for!

Thanks everyone, don’t be afraid to get in touch with any questions/ concerns.

Paige Barnden-Leslie