98 days ago

Have you heard? Benny the beagle is home safe!

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi Wellington,
Did you know Benny has been found safe? He was miraculously found alive after spending nine days lost during a storm. About 1000 searchers and a helicopter were used in the search. To read more, click here.

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13 minutes ago

Hutt Valley bus services & industrial action this afternoon - we will keep the website updated with any impact on services

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

There were no major delays this morning and all school services including the Hutt Valley ran as normal.

Metlink’s aim is to deliver all services throughout the day, with total focus on school services. However the situation is evolving and we still urge our customers to check your MyMetlink account, the Metlink Commuter app or check real-time updates at metlink.org.nz before they travel.

We should have a good sense of any potential impacts as the day progresses and we will be providing updates as they come to hand.

We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to minimise the impact of the disruption.

Read more in our service update

2 hours ago

Retired or Current Electrician wanted

Ariana from Hataitai

I am seeking an electrician to work on a casual basis to check and service stoves. Please contact me on koruconsulting@xtra.co.nz or 0274470431 if interested.

3 hours ago

Panasonic heat pump - advice on finding spare parts

Patricia from Kelburn

Hi neighbours. We had two Panasonic heat pumps installed at a cost of $6000 about 11 years ago. One recently stopped working and the engineer from the company which installed it checked it out and found it needed a replacement part - but the company stopped manufacturing parts for that model three years ago. I have contacted Panasonic but am yet to hear back. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has had this experience and knows of any source of spare parts for 'obsolete' heat pumps (I've tried Googling, but no success). Maybe I'm naive but I'd expect spares for such expensive appliances to be available for much longer - I'm now dreading the second one going wrong.