Te Marua, Upper Hutt

15 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings … View more
Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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8 days ago

A SMIDGEN OF RACECOURSE PROHIBITIVE

Michael from Trentham

Got a good idea. Why not transfer the annual Black Hawk Corgi Races organised by the Wellington Welsh Corgi Club based in Upper Hutt, to a real racetrack.

So contacted Wellington Racecourse regarding their Trentham Racecourse and told them about the fun annual Corgi races which has a free entry… View more
Got a good idea. Why not transfer the annual Black Hawk Corgi Races organised by the Wellington Welsh Corgi Club based in Upper Hutt, to a real racetrack.

So contacted Wellington Racecourse regarding their Trentham Racecourse and told them about the fun annual Corgi races which has a free entry and has its dog food and treats prizes sponsored by MasterPet and gets hundreds of spectators come and watch such a fun and cute event and attracts media attention.

Well, Wellington Racecourse must be very hard up because they wanted $1150.00 for 50 metres of their racecourse for a couple of hours all up on the only weekend day they had available in November. And we are a not-for-profit organisation.

Disappointed. I am sure that other Corgi races held on racing tracks in Britain and the USA do not charge anything and in some cases they also allow use of racing dog (Greyhounds and Whippets) starting gates if they have them. In one case a Corgi race has featured every year at half time of a football match in the USA with over 50,000 people watching live.

How about just 50 metres of the inside the track part of the complex where other sports are played, I asked.
The Wellington Racecourse management came back with a $575 offer.

I suppose I will keep the races at a local public park and wait until Trentham Racecourse has its multi storied apartments so it will be in a better financial position to downsize its hire out fees for 50 metres of turf.

6 hours ago

What's On: SUMMER 1993 (Carla Simon, Spain2017)

David from Brooklyn

REPLACEMENT. After the sudden death of her parents, six-year-old Frida moves to live with her aunt and uncle. "It's a beautiful film". -Bill Gosden, NZIFF. See details at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
SUMMER 1993 (Carla Simon, Spain2017)
  • Embassy Grand
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12 hours ago

Free washing machine

Sharon from Heretaunga

We have a free washing machine going if anyone wants it or knows of someone who needs one. Not sure how much longer it will go for, but it hasn’t let us down yet.

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13 hours ago
14 hours ago

Seniors Newsletter

Tina Hodges from Office for Seniors

Have you read our June Seniors newsletter? In this issue we discuss the Older Workers Employment Action Plan, Budget 2022 and hear from Equal Employment Commissioner Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo. Read it here now: bit.ly...

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22 hours ago

Why aren’t Kiwis switching power providers?

NZ Compare

The chilly, gum boot wearing, kettle on, soup season has moved into town! Don’t get stung by your winter power bill neighbours, start shopping around now - even if you’re on a contract.

We asked neighbours why they’re not switching power providers and found out for many it feels a bit … View more
The chilly, gum boot wearing, kettle on, soup season has moved into town! Don’t get stung by your winter power bill neighbours, start shopping around now - even if you’re on a contract.

We asked neighbours why they’re not switching power providers and found out for many it feels a bit baffling with so many options and not enough help. Read why Kiwis aren’t switching and the easy steps to get your power sorted before bill shock hits.

Need to keep it stress free? Call our NZ based team on 0508 226 672, it’s free!

We’re here to help you compare, save and smile!
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22 hours ago

Give a little kindness this winter

Trade Me

Help Kiwis in need this winter by giving through the Trade Me Kindness Store. Trade Me has teamed up with three awesome Kiwi charities - KidsCan, RainbowYOUTH and Women’s Refuge. The Kindness Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with small things that make a big difference to the Kiwis these … View moreHelp Kiwis in need this winter by giving through the Trade Me Kindness Store. Trade Me has teamed up with three awesome Kiwi charities - KidsCan, RainbowYOUTH and Women’s Refuge. The Kindness Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with small things that make a big difference to the Kiwis these charities help.

Giving is easy – just pick, click and ‘Give Now’. Trade Me takes care of the rest. 100% of the donations go to the charities – Trade Me doesn’t take a cut.
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1 day ago

What's On: Upper Hutt Repair Café

Heather from Newlands

10am-2pm. Learn to repair your household items with skilled local volunteers. Repair electrical, textiles, mechanical, jewellery, bikes, toys, and wooden items. Koha appreciated. Fundraising Refreshments available for purchase.
Upper Hutt Repair Café
  • Wesley Centre, Upper Hutt Uniting Parish
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1 day ago

What's On: Upper Hutt Repair Café

Heather from Newlands

Learn to repair your household items with skilled local volunteers. Repair electrical, textiles, mechanical, jewellery, bikes, toys, and wooden items. Koha appreciated. Fundraising refreshments available for purchase.
Upper Hutt Repair Café
  • Wesley Centre, Upper Hutt Uniting Parish
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1 day ago

What's On: SeniorNet Upper Hutt

Elaine from Elderslea

Do you need help with your Laptop- Ipad-M/Phone-Computer or any other tech device come and see us at our rooms 1st or 3rd Tuesday of month 1-30 pm phone 045278806.
SeniorNet Upper Hutt
  • SeniorNet Upper Hutt Inc
2 days ago

What's On: Rhys Darby 25 Years Wellington

Luke from Auckland Central

2022 marks Rhys Darby’s silver jubilee in standup comedy, so he has been taking a look at all his favourite material for the past quarter-century. Tickets via: https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/rhys-darby-25-years-wellington-19-08-2022/event/24005CDC85953DFA
Rhys Darby 25 Years Wellington
  • The Opera House Wellington
3 days ago

Rugby Undead

Michael from Trentham

No, rugby did not die due to the Covid pandemic and the complexity and stop-start outcomes of its rules.

At the weekend the AB-Ire, SA- Wales and Aust-Eng internationals attracted 150,000 spectators collectively and add in the other 5 international matches at the weekend just past, and the … View more
No, rugby did not die due to the Covid pandemic and the complexity and stop-start outcomes of its rules.

At the weekend the AB-Ire, SA- Wales and Aust-Eng internationals attracted 150,000 spectators collectively and add in the other 5 international matches at the weekend just past, and the spectators added up to over a quarter of a million.
And those watching through tv etc were in their millions and millions.

The record for the most spectators at a rugby match is 120,000 and every continent other that Antarctica (where rugby of a sought has been played at Scott Base) an international match has seen at least 60,000 people present.

Of course I am still recovering from the euphoria of the ABs on Saturday evening at Eden Park swamping the Irish who may just have been favourite to win the contest. And we had Hurricanes-flavoured players Ardie Savea, Beauden Barrett and Jordie Barrett absolutely star for the triumphant men in black.

The question is: will Savea be given the title of the best rugby player on the planet for 2022?

I wouldn't be changing a single player from the ABs starting 15 for the second test against the Irish even though three Covid struck members of the playing squad may be available again and Dalton Papalii is back to full fitness.

And not to be sports bias, I watched the Warriors go from horribly terrible to heroes in front of 26,000 people in Auckland earlier today in winning their first match of the last eight in the Australian league competition, in a welcome home after nearly 3 years stuck across the Tasman.

3 days ago

New KiwiRail ferry terminal – community drop-in

KiwiRail

Kia ora neighbours, experience an interactive digital walk-through of KiwiRail’s new Kaiwharawhara ferry terminal precinct at our community drop-in – Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay, 13 July, 12.30pm – 3pm.

Check out the concept designs for the new terminal and the bigger, … View more
Kia ora neighbours, experience an interactive digital walk-through of KiwiRail’s new Kaiwharawhara ferry terminal precinct at our community drop-in – Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay, 13 July, 12.30pm – 3pm.

Check out the concept designs for the new terminal and the bigger, hybrid-electric Interisland ferries we’re having custom-built. Work will start shortly on the terminal redevelopment, ready for the arrival of the new ferries from 2025.

The Interislander journey across Te Moana o Raukawakawa (Cook Strait) is one of the most spectacular in the world and we’re creating a customer experience to match.

Come and kōrero with the team working on this awesome project. We’d love to see you there.

The Kaiwharawhara Wellington Ferry Precinct Redevelopment team
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3 days ago

What's On: Creative Awakening Exhibition

Rachel from Hutt Central

Featuring Wgtn & Lower Hutt artists, Emma West, Kay Peterson, Michelle Mainwaring & Rachel Janes. Open Tues19 -Sat 24 10am-7pm, Sun 25 10am-4pm. Glass, Paintings, Prints, Ceramics, Illustrations, Bronze work.
Creative Awakening Exhibition
  • Thistle Hall
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