Te Marua, Upper Hutt

1 day ago

How about your own pre-planted portable organic vegetable bed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“Our portable bed provides a convenient and cost-effective way to access your own fresh produce within your own home,” says Charla Stretch, the CEO of Vitanic, the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) company set up by five students from Tokoroa High School.

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1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Eddie and Valarie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature two guinea pigs.

"We were bought to SPCA because our family could no longer care for us. We are now looking for a home together. Eddie and Valerie are sweet guinea pigs who love their food.
We are very sweet to watch, and are getting better at being handled, but we … View more
This week we feature two guinea pigs.

"We were bought to SPCA because our family could no longer care for us. We are now looking for a home together. Eddie and Valerie are sweet guinea pigs who love their food.
We are very sweet to watch, and are getting better at being handled, but we really don't like it, like most guinea pigs. We will need a large grassy area with a weatherproof hutch for day time. At night, we will need to be inside with you as part of your family so will need an area inside your home. It will need to be large enough for us to fit comfortably for the night, or for days when the weather is just too awful to be outside in. If that sounds like your set-up, please get in touch with our Small Animal Team for an appointment."

6 days 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

Enjoy the good life

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of … View more
Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer.
The feeling of togetherness is the icing on the cake for residents, this is enhanced by a variety of outings, regular transport options and opportunities to join in with activities when you feel like it.
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8 hours ago

Waikato Management School Alumni share their stories

University of Waikato

Luke Pharaoh, Funding Manager for Virgin StartUp in London, is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. "Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of entrepreneurs.

"Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable … View more
Luke Pharaoh, Funding Manager for Virgin StartUp in London, is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. "Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of entrepreneurs.

"Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of challenging conventional thinking which remains with me today," he says.

Watch his story and others here.
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11 hours ago

Who Can Save National And The Centre Right?

Michael from Trentham

The latest NZ political polls is damaging for the centre right.
Judith Collins is doomed. The combined Nats and ACT "score" is far behind Labour who also has the left-leaning Greens as faithful supporter.
Incredibly the Nats need yet another new leader. Could the mantle fall to … View more
The latest NZ political polls is damaging for the centre right.
Judith Collins is doomed. The combined Nats and ACT "score" is far behind Labour who also has the left-leaning Greens as faithful supporter.
Incredibly the Nats need yet another new leader. Could the mantle fall to Wellingtonian, Nicola Willis?
A decision on a leadership change needs to happen within the next 5-6 months and I feel things will come to a head quite quickly.

6 days 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 at 36.5% fully vaccinated and this compares with our nearest neighbours Wairarapa 45% and Nelson/Marlborough (Tasman) 47%.

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.

17 hours ago

Sale

The Team from Red Cross Shop Upper Hutt

Winter 1/2 price sale,

1 day ago

Apprenticeship opportunity in Wellington

Competenz

Hi Wellington!
Living Room in Kaiwharawhara, Wellington are looking for a trainee upholsterer to join their busy team of craftspeople. Are you looking for a professional, supportive and fun team environment? Enjoy on-the-job training alongside a specialist team in a well-equipped workshop. Is this… View more
Hi Wellington!
Living Room in Kaiwharawhara, Wellington are looking for a trainee upholsterer to join their busy team of craftspeople. Are you looking for a professional, supportive and fun team environment? Enjoy on-the-job training alongside a specialist team in a well-equipped workshop. Is this the opportunity for you!?

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3 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Peaches

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Peaches from Stokes Valley belongs to Carmen Maria Thomas.

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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4 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Something a bit different this week. Louise Thomas features regularly on Neighbourly but it appears she is not the only bird lover in the family.
"This beautiful drawing was a present from my lovely daughter, Caitlin, for my birthday. It's a portrait of a chap who frequents a large tree… View more
Something a bit different this week. Louise Thomas features regularly on Neighbourly but it appears she is not the only bird lover in the family.
"This beautiful drawing was a present from my lovely daughter, Caitlin, for my birthday. It's a portrait of a chap who frequents a large tree at the back of our neighbour's section - it borders our section at the back so he is often peering into our yard - this is the view we normally have of him. I've always valued the handcrafted gifts my children give me - looking at them in chronological order is like viewing the ascent of man. This one's going straight to the trophy room. Kererū/wood pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)."

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1 day ago

Digital Boost Live - App Launch

Digital Boost

Hi neighbours!

With daylight savings kicking in, we’ll have more hours in the day to make the most of our time outdoors.

So why not keep learning on the go! When you’re on your daily stroll or jog around the neighbourhood, it’s the perfect time to boost your digital knowledge with our … View more
Hi neighbours!

With daylight savings kicking in, we’ll have more hours in the day to make the most of our time outdoors.

So why not keep learning on the go! When you’re on your daily stroll or jog around the neighbourhood, it’s the perfect time to boost your digital knowledge with our brand new app - Digital Boost Live.

Our app has everything you need in the palm of your hand so you can keep learning from anywhere.

You'll remain logged in all the time and have access to exclusive podcasts with business and industry experts only available via our app. Notifications will keep you up to date with new content and competitions as soon as they land.

All our learning videos, downloadable summaries, cases studies, and Q&A sessions will still be there - perfect for small business owners looking for a practical way to keep learning while on the move.

Don't delay, download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and start learning today!

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2 days ago

Beef, ordered from here

McDonald's

For delicious grass-raised beef New Zealand is the perfect combo. An ideal climate, lush pastures and innovative farming produces enough beef for Macca’s in New Zealand and around the world.

Our patties are 100% quality beef, and all that’s added is a dash of salt and pepper when cooked.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Beating Boks A Biggy

Michael from Trentham

If the ABs beat the Boks tomorrow evening (our time) in Australia it will be the icing on the cake for a memorable and extraordinarly challenging sporting year for NZ that had us starring/featuring in many different sports events at the hugely successful Olympics.
Spoke to a staff member at Kereru … View more
If the ABs beat the Boks tomorrow evening (our time) in Australia it will be the icing on the cake for a memorable and extraordinarly challenging sporting year for NZ that had us starring/featuring in many different sports events at the hugely successful Olympics.
Spoke to a staff member at Kereru Breweries today in Upper Hutt who didn't know anything about the match up but she ended promising to watch the game on tv with her dad.
Its the 100th test between the All Blacks and the Springboks with the former currently ranked world number one and the latter the current world champions. It will be all so physical and brutal but hopefully the Kiwis will be able to display the silky skills that they have in abundance.
A win will also give NZ the Rugby Championship trophy for yet another year.
Look for the Barrett Trio (who have strong Wellington region connections) to be among the stars. Scott Barrett does so much work and effort that often goes unnoticed.

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3 days ago

What's On: Linkline Social Club Inc.

Keith from Tawa

Active, independent, mature and on your own? Enjoy social activities with similar others, including restaurant dinners, cafe lunches, walks, games, outings, movies, etc. Please phone beforehand: Jocelyn 577 1876.
Linkline Social Club Inc.
  • Lunchtime concert at St Andrews church
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3 days ago

What's On: Linkline Social Club Inc.

Keith from Tawa

Active, independent, mature and on your own? Enjoy social activities with similar others, including restaurant dinners, cafe lunches, walks, games, outings, movies, etc. Please phone beforehand: Jocelyn 577 1876.
Linkline Social Club Inc.
  • Lunchtime concert at St Andrews Church
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