Te Marua, Upper Hutt

1 day ago

Monday Sport Blast From The Past

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Gordon Llewellyn is a name you have probably never heard off but he played a pivotal role in the birth of the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
In 1983, he and three other Hutt athletes – Colin Bailey, Peter Spijkerman and Brent Busy – made history when they attended the Summer Special … View more
Gordon Llewellyn is a name you have probably never heard off but he played a pivotal role in the birth of the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
In 1983, he and three other Hutt athletes – Colin Bailey, Peter Spijkerman and Brent Busy – made history when they attended the Summer Special Olympics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The trip was organised by Grant Quinn, who later said Gordon Llewellyn proved the perfect poster boy for the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
Llewellyn was a larger than life character with a bold personality and a fascination with the TV character Magnum PI.
Years later Quinn recalled the flight over and an announcement that came over the intercom.
"This is your captain speaking … I have a very special passenger with me in the cockpit. His name is Gordon Llewellyn from New Zealand."
Llewellyn quickly took over the microphone and proceeded to entertain the whole plane.
"Next minute Gordon was asking, or should I say demanding, that everybody on board give the team a rousing three cheers to wish the team a successful time in Baton Rouge," recalled Quinn.
The team performed well at the Olympics and athletes returned home heroes, proudly wearing their medals for weeks to make sure nobody missed their success.
Llewellyn died in August 2014 and Quinn gave the eulogy. He told mourners that Llewellyn and the other three Hutt swimmers had changed the public's perception of the intellectually disabled.
They had helped win mainstream acceptance and played a key role in promoting an organisation that now had more than 7000 active members.

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3 days ago

Pet of the Day

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.

The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
If … View more
The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.

The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz

5 days ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in … View more
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

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Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 75.2% Yes
    75.2% Complete
  • 24.8% No
    24.8% Complete
896 votes
4 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.

"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as … View more
This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.

"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as a small tree, which hadn't as yet flowered, from our first home in Standen St. Thanks heaps Deb."

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1 day ago

Upper Hutt College in the mid to late 1960's

Sandra from Timberlea

Sad to read this to bring back memories.
www.stuff.co.nz...
The end of year productions specifically stand out for me.
May he rest in peace.

6 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

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1 day ago

Pauatahanui School Lamb & Calf Day

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

Fun-n-gala time! Are you keen to do your bit to improve the health of the Pauatahanui inlet?

Visit our stall at the Pauatahanui School Lamb & Calf Day on Saturday 7 November. Find out how you can improve the health of our waterways in the Pauatahanui area and inlet. Your efforts can boost … View more
Fun-n-gala time! Are you keen to do your bit to improve the health of the Pauatahanui inlet?

Visit our stall at the Pauatahanui School Lamb & Calf Day on Saturday 7 November. Find out how you can improve the health of our waterways in the Pauatahanui area and inlet. Your efforts can boost biodiversity and reduce sediment levels in our streams through erosion control and planting. Staff will be available to offer advice and help find out if your property could get funding assistance.

Bring along a weed from your garden and swap it for a free native plant. And loads of fun for the kids! We will have a catchment model at our stall for kids to experiment and learn about sediment, streams, gullies and wetlands. See you soon.

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1 day ago

Lions Mini Market

Brian from Maoribank

The next market at The King Lion Hall, King Street, Upper Hutt is on Saturday (31st) 8-11am.

Indoor and outdoor plants, lemons, quality clothing, books, toys and household stuff etc. Come see our new stallholders and there offerings.
Tables may be available $10 for one off

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1 day ago

Lion's Mini Market

Brian from Maoribank

The next market at The King Lion Hall, King Street, Upper Hutt is on Saturday (31st) 8-11am.
Indoor and outdoor plants, lemons, quality clothing, books, toys and household stuff etc. Come see our new stallholders and there offerings. Tables may be available $10 for one-off

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4 days ago

Labour Day Hours

Kathryn from Recycling For Charity

Hi Everyone

Recycling For Charity will be open on Labour Day, Monday 26 October between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.

We have a wide range of recycled & refurbished electronic items for sale including Desktop PC's, Laptops, Monitors, accessories (Mouse & Keyboards), Mobile phones, … View more
Hi Everyone

Recycling For Charity will be open on Labour Day, Monday 26 October between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.

We have a wide range of recycled & refurbished electronic items for sale including Desktop PC's, Laptops, Monitors, accessories (Mouse & Keyboards), Mobile phones, etc.

Come down and find your IT requirements in store or on Trademe if you can not make it into the store.

Need to recycle E-waste?

Check out our website for the list of items we recycle.

Have a great & safe weekend!!

From the RFC Team.

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1 day ago

National Gardening Week & Fundraising for Parkinson's NZ

Judith from Wellington Naturist Club

Join us on Sunday 25 October for some fun and relaxation. Starting with Petanque and Kubb @10:30am, then at 2pm leave your devices behind and join us for some Bush Bathing. Tune into the smells, textures, tastes and sights of the bush. Stay on for the Tulip Cream Tea fundraiser for … View moreJoin us on Sunday 25 October for some fun and relaxation. Starting with Petanque and Kubb @10:30am, then at 2pm leave your devices behind and join us for some Bush Bathing. Tune into the smells, textures, tastes and sights of the bush. Stay on for the Tulip Cream Tea fundraiser for Parkinson's NZ @ 3pm, $5 donation. Aprons for sale. 20 Molloys Road, Te Marua, Upper Hutt.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Free - late 1970s or early 1980s light fittings (x2)

Phillipa from Clouston Park - Kingsley Heights

I have just had these two light fittings removed (by an electrician). They are not my cup of tea, but are in amazing condition considering their era. They were both still fully functional yesterday before their removal. Free to a good home - or any home really, as long as it's not mine! As you… View moreI have just had these two light fittings removed (by an electrician). They are not my cup of tea, but are in amazing condition considering their era. They were both still fully functional yesterday before their removal. Free to a good home - or any home really, as long as it's not mine! As you can see from the pink carpet, I have enough of that era in my life. 021655824

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3 days ago

2seater and 3 seater couch $150

Rick from Elderslea

Have had this couch for about 10 years it is in pritty good condition for its age, slightly faided by the sun, is very comfortable reason for selling we have brought a new one. Pick up Elderslea.

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3 days ago

What's On: Social singing

Anna from Tawa

A fun, inclusive singing group. All are welcome and no experience is needed. Wide range of songs, led by two music therapists. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Social singing
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