Trentham, Upper Hutt

1 hour ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should not be too hard. What is going on here?

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1 hour ago

Maidstone Max Reopening Celebration

Upper Hutt City Council

Maidstone Max is reopening this Saturday 22 May 🤩🥳🙏🙌

To mark the completion of the project, we’re having a reopening event from 10am to 12pm.

Come along and enjoy the completely revamped park, with new features like:
🛹 State-of-the-art skate park
🏀 Half basketball court
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Maidstone Max is reopening this Saturday 22 May 🤩🥳🙏🙌

To mark the completion of the project, we’re having a reopening event from 10am to 12pm.

Come along and enjoy the completely revamped park, with new features like:
🛹 State-of-the-art skate park
🏀 Half basketball court
🦊 Refurbished flying fox
🚴‍♂️ Pump track for scooters and bikes
🏖 Sand play
🎶 Musical play

There will also be food trucks, entertainment, games, promotions, and giveaways for everyone to enjoy 👶👧👦

See you there!

Please note - there will be a photographer onsite shooting photos and videos that may be used in our publications and promotional activity.
Find out more

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1 hour ago

Dog Fees 2021-2022

Upper Hutt City Council

Notice is given of the following dog fees for the 2021 – 2022 year.

These fees include GST and are effective from 1 July 2021.

1. Dogs must be registered before they reach three [3] months of age.
2. From the age of three [3] months, fee rates are calculated proportionally for the year.… View more
Notice is given of the following dog fees for the 2021 – 2022 year.

These fees include GST and are effective from 1 July 2021.

1. Dogs must be registered before they reach three [3] months of age.
2. From the age of three [3] months, fee rates are calculated proportionally for the year.
3. The fee for a ‘responsible owner’ represents a significant saving on the general registration fee. ‘Responsible owner’ status cannot be claimed if paying on or after 1 August 2021. Fee classes SO and SN will change to classes J or N at that time.
4. A classified dangerous dog is one that has been declared ‘dangerous.’

To find out more information regarding dog fees for the 2021 – 2022 year or to register your dog please visit UPPERHUTTCITY.COM/DOG-REGISTRATION
Register now

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12 hours ago

Upper Hutt Library closed

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Last night's torrential rain flooded the Upper Hutt Library. Pinehaven library will be open until 5pm tonight, and tye council hopes to be open as usual tomorrow

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15 hours ago

Malicious email impersonating NZ Post circulating

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any… View more
New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any individual has received these emails, NZ Post has advised to delete it immediately.

In a statement sent to Neighbourly, NZ Post confirmed that it had taken 24 websites offline in relation to the scam.

For more information on the scam, please see the NZ Post's Cyber Security Alerts page.

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4 days ago

Pet of the Day: Siam the klepto-cat

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Siam the klepto-cat. Not sure where Siam lives but the submission made by Sine Goldfinch was to good to ignore.
"Siam came in my cat door six years ago with this sponge in his mouth and dropped it at my feet as a gift for me. His owner gave him to me because he just … View more
This week we feature Siam the klepto-cat. Not sure where Siam lives but the submission made by Sine Goldfinch was to good to ignore.
"Siam came in my cat door six years ago with this sponge in his mouth and dropped it at my feet as a gift for me. His owner gave him to me because he just refused to go and six years on, he still brings the same sponge to me every night. I'm pretty sure it is the equivalent of roses in his mind."
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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18 hours ago

Dancing is great for the brain

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Every Friday morning dozens of people who suffer from strokes, Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions fill up a Porirua dance hall to dosey doe, salsa, and disco dance.
But they are not just there for fun, but to improve their brains.
Dancing has so many beneficial effects on … View more
Every Friday morning dozens of people who suffer from strokes, Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions fill up a Porirua dance hall to dosey doe, salsa, and disco dance.
But they are not just there for fun, but to improve their brains.
Dancing has so many beneficial effects on the brain that it is now being used to treat people with Parkinson’s disease, which affects about 1 in 500 Kiwis.
“Motion is lotion, getting people moving is really important,” dance leader and physiotherapist Rachel Horwell​ said.
What do you do to keep fit and stimulate your brain?

19 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Street Art

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Upper Hutt Leader

Kia ora Upper Hutt,

What's your opinion on street art? Are there any spots in your community that could do with a mural?

Construction sites and other disused structures around Wellington are getting facelifts, with local artists putting their touch on areas in a state of flux.

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Kia ora Upper Hutt,

What's your opinion on street art? Are there any spots in your community that could do with a mural?

Construction sites and other disused structures around Wellington are getting facelifts, with local artists putting their touch on areas in a state of flux.

Wellington based artists Xoë Hall, Miriama Grace-Smith and Gina Kiel make up part of the Love Local: City Artwork initiative, with their work set to add vibrancy to revamps around the city.

The collaboration between Wellington City Council and WellingtonNZ has $60,000 which covers printing, installation and commission.

Paint us a picture! Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in the Upper Hutt Leader.

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1 day ago

Get Out More and explore this Autumn!

Explore Central North Island

Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give … View more
Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give you the ideas – you just choose when and where, and pack the car. Time to get planning!
Find out more

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6 days ago

Upper Hutt Police Station - Opening Hours Change

Donna from Trentham

Hi Everyone,

This has been posted on Facebook regarding changes to the Upper Hutt Police Station Hours.

Cheers, D.
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FYI; 🚓
"Change to opening hours at the Upper Hutt Police… View more
Hi Everyone,

This has been posted on Facebook regarding changes to the Upper Hutt Police Station Hours.

Cheers, D.
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FYI; 🚓
"Change to opening hours at the Upper Hutt Police Station"
From 17 May 2021 the opening hours at Upper Hutt Police Station will be changing.

The station will now be open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and closed at the weekend.

The decision to change the opening hours was made after an operational review and has been driven by declining demand for service at the front counter in the evenings and on weekends.

It will balance the community’s needs and the welfare and consideration of sole staff members.

“We are committed to delivering a policing service the Upper Hutt community expect and deserve.

Very few members of the public are visiting Upper Hutt Police Station at the weekend or later in the day.

By closing at these times we can instead deploy our staff to times when it is busy,” said Te Awakairangi Hutt Valley Area Commander Inspector Dion Bennett.

The change in hours will not affect the policing service available to the community.

“Police will continue to work and be deployed from the Upper Hutt Police station 24/7. What is changing is the public front counter will be closed on weekends,” said Inspector Bennet.

As part of the review and consultation ahead of the changes community leaders and local iwi from across Upper Hutt were consulted.

This consultation provided valuable insights into how we can work together with the community to ensure they can be safe and feel safe.
“If you need to speak to Police and the matter is not urgent, please come and visit the station Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Alternatively you can ring us anytime on 105 or contact us online at 105.police.govt.nz.

If you need an emergency response please continue to call 111,” said Inspector Bennett.

ENDS
Issued by Police Media Centre

5 days ago

(Not A) Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Technically it is not a Feathered Friend but this a lovely pic from Rosa Marie after her recent visit to Zealandia. Weta used to be much more common, when was the last time you saw a weta in your garden?

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7 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should be pretty easy.

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2 days ago

Experience Chilton in Action

Chilton St James School

Visit Chilton Saint James School during May for one of our Open Days, Friday 21 May, 9.00am - 11.00am or Sunday 23 May 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

Discover what makes Chilton the best choice for girl’s education in Lower Hutt. Experience our small classes from Preschool through to Year 13, and our strong… View more
Visit Chilton Saint James School during May for one of our Open Days, Friday 21 May, 9.00am - 11.00am or Sunday 23 May 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

Discover what makes Chilton the best choice for girl’s education in Lower Hutt. Experience our small classes from Preschool through to Year 13, and our strong academic focus with Cambridge, an internationally recognised curriculum.

Chilton offers specialist teachers including Art, Dance, Music and Te Reo all within a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.

At Chilton you can also discover our Dance Centre, free before school care, and a wealth of extra-curricular activities for your daughter.
Find out more

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7 days ago

Ants ... Ants ... ANTS ....

Sandra from Timberlea

Everywhere inside over the recent rainy days!!
Have been squishing as many as I can, put out little dishes of liquid bait, used fly spray where feasible ... BUT to no avail! They keep popping in!
Any tips as to how to get rid of them?
Several years back I paid for someone to spray around the … View more
Everywhere inside over the recent rainy days!!
Have been squishing as many as I can, put out little dishes of liquid bait, used fly spray where feasible ... BUT to no avail! They keep popping in!
Any tips as to how to get rid of them?
Several years back I paid for someone to spray around the house and property ... although it was rather costly it DIDN'T work!!
Ideas gratefully accepted :-)

2 days ago

FREE 2 Lounge chairs

Christine from Ebdentown

FREE 2 lounge chairs pickup Clouston Park Road Please ph Heather 021800675

Free

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17 days ago

House & Pet Sitting 🏡 🐶 🐱

Paige from Trentham

Hello everyone,

Just me again putting it out there that I am still available for Petsitting and housesitting! I have been super busy and booked so far this year but will be freeing up in the coming months.

I have a few dates already booked in however have lots of space available for 2021 … View more
Hello everyone,

Just me again putting it out there that I am still available for Petsitting and housesitting! I have been super busy and booked so far this year but will be freeing up in the coming months.

I have a few dates already booked in however have lots of space available for 2021 🏡 get in touch with me via message on here or feel free to flick me a text on 0226524010

I am incredibly tidy, sensible and organised. Refer to my previous posts to see some positive feedback from people I have house sat for/ still housesit for!

Thanks everyone, don’t be afraid to get in touch with any questions/ concerns.

Paige Barnden-Leslie

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