Te Marua, Upper Hutt

58 days ago

Poll: Would you try a plant-based diet?

Neighbourly.co.nz

A Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based … View moreA Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based diet? Vote in the poll below.

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Would you try a plant-based diet?
  • 20.6% Absolutely - I’m open to trying it
    20.6% Complete
  • 29.5% No way - I love eating meat
    29.5% Complete
  • 11.5% I am already following a plant-based diet
    11.5% Complete
  • 38.3% I regularly eat plant-based but still enjoy meat
    38.3% Complete
1854 votes
58 days ago

Volunteers Needed

Citizens Advice from Ebdentown

Do you like helping people?
Do you like doing research?
Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?

Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for more Volunteers.

If you are someone who can:
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Do you like helping people?
Do you like doing research?
Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?

Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for more Volunteers.

If you are someone who can:

• relate to a diverse range of people

• be an effective listener

• has good oral and written skills

• maintain confidentiality

• computer literate

• work as part of a team

• have some free time during the week

Then we would love to hear from you.

Please call in to 2 Sinclair St or telephone 5280177 to register your interest.
www.cab.org.nz...

58 days ago

Poll: Wind name suggestions - which do you like best?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

After a story this week where a historian suggested we officially name Wellington's wind the suggestions blew in. Here's some of the top ideas - which do you like best? www.stuff.co.nz...

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Wind name suggestions - which do you like best?
  • 5.5% Te hau mātakataka & te hau āwhiowhio
    5.5% Complete
  • 4.7% Northerly and Southerly
    4.7% Complete
  • 3.7% Whistler
    3.7% Complete
  • 2.6% The guster
    2.6% Complete
  • 3.7% Beehive Bluster
    3.7% Complete
  • 3.9% Kaha
    3.9% Complete
  • 3.9% Winston
    3.9% Complete
  • 2.1% Zephyr
    2.1% Complete
  • 0.5% The iron wind
    0.5% Complete
  • 10.8% Windy McWindface
    10.8% Complete
  • 0.3% Wellington wind-up
    0.3% Complete
  • 0% Grid lock
    0% Complete
  • 6% Hōhā (nuisance)
    6% Complete
  • 10.5% Tawhirimatea (God of wind)
    10.5% Complete
  • 41.5% It doesn't need a name
    41.5% Complete
  • 0.3% Just rename Wellington windover
    0.3% Complete
381 votes
59 days ago

Buy one, give one for Kiwi families in need

Raptor Rubs

Hi Neighbourly members, we all love a bargain, but buying a gift that really gives back seems like a much better way to kick off the holiday season, don’t you think?

We’re not sure who decided that Black Friday was suddenly a ‘thing’ down in our part of the world, so, as us Kiwis tend to… View more
Hi Neighbourly members, we all love a bargain, but buying a gift that really gives back seems like a much better way to kick off the holiday season, don’t you think?

We’re not sure who decided that Black Friday was suddenly a ‘thing’ down in our part of the world, so, as us Kiwis tend to do, we thought we’d put our own spin on it instead. One that is much more focused on community over consumerism, and equally about giving as it is about getting.

Curious?

Kicking off today and running through 'til Monday 2 December, we are doing our annual buy-one-give-one campaign.

That means for every Christmas Gift Box or Christmas Cracker set purchased, we’ll also give one to City Missions and food banks across the country to support families in need. Our aim is to give back to an organisation within the community that each of our customers live in.

The best part? There’s no car park congestion, over-crowded shopping malls or #walmartfights involved. You can shop online from the comfort of your own home, with the knowledge that you’re also doing good for fellow Kiwis in their own community.

You could say that our version of Black Friday is in fact a whole lot more colourful, adding brightness to what might otherwise be a fairly bleak Christmas for many families in New Zealand.

Together, we can make Christmas a bright and tasty time for families in need - and that sounds like a pretty good deal, don’t you think?!

Whether you’re buying for an avid foodie, a wannabe masterchef, a time-poor parent, or a student who needs help to step their signature spag bol up a notch, our Christmas Gift sets are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, are all gluten-free, with no MSG, and all-natural!

You’ll find more information about Raptor Naturals, our Christmas Gift Boxes and our Christmas Crackers on our website - www.raptornaturals.co.nz

Thanks for your support
Rachael and the Raptor Naturals team
Order now

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59 days ago

Have you heard the latest?

Shona McFarlane Retirement Village

With our Lifestyle magazine you can read all about the happenings going on in the villages, from ballet, our new partnerships to dad jokes. Click on the link below to read our third edition for the year.

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59 days ago

UPDATE: Dixon Street/Willis Street sewer leak - harbour quality

The Team from Wellington Water

Test results on the harbour quality from Sunday came back confirming the water was safe for swimming. We are taking down the warning signs this afternoon, and the Greater Wellington Regional Council's 'Is it safe to swim?' the LAWA 'Can I swim here?' maps will also be … View moreTest results on the harbour quality from Sunday came back confirming the water was safe for swimming. We are taking down the warning signs this afternoon, and the Greater Wellington Regional Council's 'Is it safe to swim?' the LAWA 'Can I swim here?' maps will also be updated.

59 days ago

UPDATE: Dixon Street/Willis Street sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

On Saturday we contained the sewer leak by diverting it out of the stormwater network back into the wastewater network. We are awaiting test results on the harbour quality, and will share an update as soon as these are received.

Crews are continuing works to investigate and repair the leak which … View more
On Saturday we contained the sewer leak by diverting it out of the stormwater network back into the wastewater network. We are awaiting test results on the harbour quality, and will share an update as soon as these are received.

Crews are continuing works to investigate and repair the leak which is expected to continue throughout this week, with the potential to continue into next week depending on investigations.

We will share an update on the expected time frame around the works on Friday 29 November.

Please follow the stop/go traffic management, or avoid this route if possible.

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59 days ago

Cross Harbour Pipeline

The Team from Wellington Water

We are currently doing some seabed investigations in Evans Bay – you might have seen the jack-up barge and rig stationed there.

It’s an important part of the investigation work for the proposed Cross Harbour Pipeline, which aims to provide Wellington with an alternative water supply.

Some of … View more
We are currently doing some seabed investigations in Evans Bay – you might have seen the jack-up barge and rig stationed there.

It’s an important part of the investigation work for the proposed Cross Harbour Pipeline, which aims to provide Wellington with an alternative water supply.

Some of the work needs to be done at night and the crew are focused on minimising the level of noise. The barge has also had acoustic curtains fitted to reduce noise levels (not pictured), which have been tested and fit within the District Plan limits. We’ll continue to monitor noise levels.

We apologise for any inconvenience while we are doing these important investigations.

Learn more about the Cross Harbour Pipeline on our website.

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60 days ago

Ladies - 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.

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63 days ago

Garage Sale - TODAY! - 23 November 2019

Alysia from Ebdentown

20 Kowhai Ave - 8.30am onwards

Furniture, Clothes (some new), Books, DVD's, Toys, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Pots, Power Tools, Table Tennis Table, Bric a Brac, Household Items and more...

60 days ago

This Weeks Specials

PAK’nSAVE Upper Hutt

Hi Upper Hutt Community!
Its the last week of Spring 2019! And what a glorious day! Summer is definitely in the air!
Here are this weeks specials, lots to choose from, plenty more in store. Pricing until Sunday, while stocks last.
Have a great week, see you soon!

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63 days ago

Which character would you like to see?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

A mysterious street artist is transforming a Lower Hutt retaining wall into a giant Lego set.
Over the past two weeks Lego characters have been appearing on concrete slabs that make up the wall at the foot of Wainuiomata Hill. He aims to do two a week, which character would you like to see next?

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60 days ago

? Camera "Museum"

Sandra from Timberlea

Upon seeing a recent post re old cameras on our Noticeboard ... I recalled the small collection of old cameras I have taking up space.
Anyone know of a camera buff or collector who would appreciate these relics?

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