Te Marua, Upper Hutt

53 days ago

Wasp Wipeout is coming - what's your experience of wasps?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Last year, the Wasp Wipeout raised more than $80,000 towards clearing South Island forests of their most effective predator. Now, the campaign is coming to the Capital! Wellington Pest Control managing director Darren Labrum said the number of wasp nests the company exterminated was increasing … View moreLast year, the Wasp Wipeout raised more than $80,000 towards clearing South Island forests of their most effective predator. Now, the campaign is coming to the Capital! Wellington Pest Control managing director Darren Labrum said the number of wasp nests the company exterminated was increasing every year. What's your experience of wasps?

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52 days ago

Dance Party HQ

Kim from Brown Owl

Ladies - come and dance in the dark at Dance Party HQ. Bust out your own moves - anything goes. Every Wednesday at 6.45pm and now Thursdays 7.30pm. King Lion Hall, King St, Upper Hutt. $5. We kick off right on time so if you're a bit late just open the door and come in - you'll need the … View moreLadies - come and dance in the dark at Dance Party HQ. Bust out your own moves - anything goes. Every Wednesday at 6.45pm and now Thursdays 7.30pm. King Lion Hall, King St, Upper Hutt. $5. We kick off right on time so if you're a bit late just open the door and come in - you'll need the light of your phone to see where you're going. This weeks playlists below. First two are Wednesday night and last two is Thursday.

53 days ago

Messy Church

Glenis from Totara Park

Come & join us at Messy Church THIS Sunday from 4.00pm - look forward to seeing you!😃

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53 days ago

Peoples Choice for the Santa Parade

Glenis from Totara Park

Please vote for Raranga Whiriwhiri o Paparakau (D & I did the banner! Maui & the Sun) Just click like - here's the link: Here is the link to vote for us - just click like: www.facebook.com...

53 days ago

Meat Week!

PAK’nSAVE Upper Hutt

Its Meat Week here at PAK n SAVE Upper Hutt!
See you soon!

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53 days ago

Save on your energy bills

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54 days ago

Be Someone’s Star this Christmas!

Wellington City Mission

The Christmas Walk of Fame on Wellington’s waterfront has been a tremendously popular and iconic part of our Christmas Star Appeal since its debut in 2015.

Your star will be displayed along Wellington’s waterfront during the month of December.

To purchase your star click here. For any … View more
The Christmas Walk of Fame on Wellington’s waterfront has been a tremendously popular and iconic part of our Christmas Star Appeal since its debut in 2015.

Your star will be displayed along Wellington’s waterfront during the month of December.

To purchase your star click here. For any questions please contact Sarah Thomas on sarah@wgtncitymission.org.nz.
Find out more

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54 days ago

Celebrate the launch of two new Readers Tours with TV Guide!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the NorthView more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19th December 2019.
Go into win

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55 days ago

Five simple ways to make your kitchen more sustainable

Garry Tranter from Price My House for Free Limited

When it comes to making decisions that are more environmentally-conscious it can feel a bit overwhelming knowing where to begin. As the heart and hub of our homes, we think the kitchen is a good place to start. Don’t worry about embarking on a major lifestyle makeover, you’ll find that small, … View moreWhen it comes to making decisions that are more environmentally-conscious it can feel a bit overwhelming knowing where to begin. As the heart and hub of our homes, we think the kitchen is a good place to start. Don’t worry about embarking on a major lifestyle makeover, you’ll find that small, thoughtful choices can add up to make a difference. Here a few easy-to-adopt habits that can help you live a bit more sustainably.

1. Create a compost bin

From compost bins and tumblers to worm farms and indoor Bokashi buckets, there are a range of compost solutions available these days to suit your home and lifestyle. Starting your own compost is a great way to reduce the amount of food waste ending up in the landfill and will keep your garden soil happy and healthy. Plus, it’s a great way to teach your kids about waste and how to be responsible for their impact on the environment.

2. Swap your sponges

When it comes to kitchen waste that needs an eco-friendly makeover, sponges aren’t usually the first thing that springs to mind. Often containing synthetic fibres, your everyday sponge can actually end up contributing to landfill waste that’s harmful to the environment. The best thing to do is to swap your sponges, scourers and cloths for sustainable alternatives.

3. Try natural cleaning products

Swapping regular cleaning products for natural alternatives reduces the level of harsh chemicals in your home and also helps to keep these nasties out of the waterways. An easy and inexpensive solution is to just create your own DIY cleaning products at home. Stock your cupboards with white vinegar, salt, baking soda, lemons and you’ll have everything you need to create a multitude of different eco-friendly cleaning remedies.

4. Shop seasonally

Shopping seasonally and buying locally grown produce is another important way you can be environmentally sustainable. Produce that’s not in season has to either be imported from overseas which racks up carbon miles or grown in greenhouses which consume a lot of energy to achieve the right climate. The best part about buying seasonal fruit and veg is that produce is usually fresher and much cheaper. Buying in bulk is also a clever way to limit packaging. Stock up on airtight containers to ensure any bulk items you buy can be stored properly to prevent food waste.

5. Make green choices

Achieving an eco-friendly kitchen comes down to the choices you make. But this doesn’t mean you have go off-grid and lead an inconvenient life, it’s all about changing your habits a little and finding a sustainable alternative. Some greener choices any busy family can make include:

Always keeping a stash of reusable shopping bags in the car.

Saying no to straws or swapping to metal or bamboo alternatives.

Storing food in airtight containers to reduce the amount of food waste.

Swapping to energy-efficient light bulbs.

Choosing products made of renewable materials.

Choosing energy-efficient options when buying new appliances.

Taking your soft plastics to your local supermarket if they offer soft plastic recycling.

Looking for recycled, second hand materials if you’re planning on renovating.

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55 days ago

What's your favourite name for the wind? Vote in our poll!

Mandy Te Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours, vote in our poll about naming Wellington's wind! Naming the wind has been the talk of the town and ideas have been flowing in. Wellington mayor Andy Foster says it's great people are talking about it but he had no names to offer. Read the story and vote for your favourite … View moreHi neighbours, vote in our poll about naming Wellington's wind! Naming the wind has been the talk of the town and ideas have been flowing in. Wellington mayor Andy Foster says it's great people are talking about it but he had no names to offer. Read the story and vote for your favourite name below Sharon Murdoch's cartoon of Wellington hairdos.

55 days ago

Set yourself up for a calmer Christmas and a great start to 2020...

Cat from Next Chapter Coaching & Hypnotherapy

The lead up to Christmas and New Year is such a busy time for so many of us...

Feel like you have a million different things on your mind all the time?

Feeling worried about the upcoming holidays and want to take some time now to quiet your mind, feel more clarity ... and return to peace and … View more
The lead up to Christmas and New Year is such a busy time for so many of us...

Feel like you have a million different things on your mind all the time?

Feeling worried about the upcoming holidays and want to take some time now to quiet your mind, feel more clarity ... and return to peace and calmness when you need to?

Hypnotherapy can help - and this is work I love to do with people...

To help you head into the end of the year and everything it brings:

... With confidence
... With the ability to take time out when you need
... With your own personalized, recorded meditation - to focus that subconscious mind on how you want to feel (...clear? calm? energized?)

I’m offering **30 % off** Hypnotherapy or coaching sessions and packages for all bookings made before 8th December - for sessions in December and January.

Sessions available online - or at my Trentham clinic.

I’m making a number of times available in December for a complimentary consultation (no obligation and completely confidential).

You can book your call on www.nextchaptercoaching.co.nz... - I’ll look forward to talking to you soon! 😊✨

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56 days ago

UPDATE: Dixon Street/Willis Street sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

We are continuing to manage containing the sewer leak from discharging to stormwater network and have removed the no fishing and swimming signs from the inner harbour.

Crews are continuing with investigations and repairs, and work is projected to carry on for an additional week. We are working … View more
We are continuing to manage containing the sewer leak from discharging to stormwater network and have removed the no fishing and swimming signs from the inner harbour.

Crews are continuing with investigations and repairs, and work is projected to carry on for an additional week. We are working with affected residents and businesses to keep them up to date and ensure.

56 days ago

A project to transform your home

The Team from Resene ColorShop Upper Hutt

Bring your home to life with a hanging plant holder.

It’s a gorgeous way to display your indoor plants.
Use your favourite Resene colours to complement the rest of your home. Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick … View more
Bring your home to life with a hanging plant holder.

It’s a gorgeous way to display your indoor plants.
Use your favourite Resene colours to complement the rest of your home. Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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