Western Lake, Featherston

34 days ago

Carterton BOIL WATER notice extended

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

13 March 2021
URGENT MEDIA RELEASE – Carterton boil water notice extended until midday Monday 15 March
Carterton District Council has extended its boil water notice and will be next reviewed at midday Monday 15 March.

Although the Council has switched over to the Kaipaitangata treatment plant … View more
13 March 2021
URGENT MEDIA RELEASE – Carterton boil water notice extended until midday Monday 15 March
Carterton District Council has extended its boil water notice and will be next reviewed at midday Monday 15 March.

Although the Council has switched over to the Kaipaitangata treatment plant for urban supply, the Ministry of Health has requested the boil water notice is kept in place until the Council receives three clear test runs after the detection of a low-level contamination of E. coli bacteria.

This means all businesses and urban residents connected to the urban water supply must boil all water before being used for drinking, making baby formula, juice, ice, washing fruit and vegetables, other food preparation/cooking needs, or brushing teeth.

The Council acknowledges this will be an inconvenience for many of its residents but remains steadfast to its priority to put its residents’ safety first. The Council’s Infrastructure, Services and Regulatory Manager Dave Gittings said it was important residents continued to follow the boil water notice until the Council notifies residents that it has been lifted.

“Even though the risk is low, it’s really important that people do not get complacent and remain vigilant until the boil water notice has been lifted,” Gittings said.

The Council acted immediately after the test results on Friday, notifying businesses directly, liaising with community groups such as Neighbourhood Support, updating the electronic noticeboard at Carrington Park, and sending the boil water notice out as widely as possible. However, Mayor Greg Lang has asked that people continue to check in on older family members and elderly neighbours who may not be connected online.

“We’re very fortunate that we can spread messages very quickly to a large number of people thanks to email and social media. However, we know that a lot of our residents are not as connected to the online world as others, so we really need those who are to look after those around them,” Mayor Lang said.

“Carterton is a close-knit, connected community and word of mouth is our strongest asset during times like these.”

Mayor Lang also wanted to emphasise the speed in which the Council acted, with staff being alerted to the E. coli reading after 2pm Friday, with the community notified at 3pm.

“Once again the Council management and its staff have taken all the necessary steps to immediately safeguard the community and get out accurate and detailed information to its residents at an impressive speed.

“The urban water supply is monitored and tested daily, so with the speed in which the Council reacted, I am confident there has been a very minimal risk to the community.”

The Council is continuing to investigate the cause of the E. coli reading and will notify the community as soon as there is an update.

Boiling water before use is the best way to make water safe. The risk of getting sick from drinking the water is low but possible, especially for vulnerable people. Babies, young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people who have weakened immune systems are more at risk of illness. If you get diarrhoea, vomiting and/or a fever, get advice from your doctor or contact Healthline (0800 611 116).

How to boil water for drinking:

• Boiling will kill all disease-causing organisms.

• Bring water to a rolling boil (where bubbles appear in the centre and do not disappear when the water is stirred) for one minute or boil a full electric jug until it switches off

• Cool water (do not use ice cubes to do this) and pour into clean container with a lid

• Refrigerate until needed.

If you experience diarrhoea, vomiting and/or a fever, contact your doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116).

For more information and to stay up to date, visit cdc.govt.nz/boilwaternotice

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32 days ago

My Wellington: Swee Tan

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Dr Swee Tan is a world-renowned researcher and plastic surgeon who has lived in Khandallah for 26 years. Born in Malaysia, Tan travelled the world before settling in the capital, where he heads up the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute. Here’s his take on life in the capital.

How long have you … View more
Dr Swee Tan is a world-renowned researcher and plastic surgeon who has lived in Khandallah for 26 years. Born in Malaysia, Tan travelled the world before settling in the capital, where he heads up the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute. Here’s his take on life in the capital.

How long have you been a Wellingtonian?
I was here in 1992 when I was doing my training in plastic surgery. We lived here for one year and then went overseas to London, then Oxford and Boston, and then came back in 1995. I was born in Malaysia, and left in 1980. I went to Melbourne, where I studied, and then I went to Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington. I resisted coming to Wellington because I went through Wellington in 1987 – it was a dead place, there was no restaurant open after 7pm.

Where is your favourite place to eat out?
We are very lucky to have good eating places. Yum cha at Dragons, for example, is one of our favourites. There are so many choices. Noble Rot is a very good place for dinner. If you are after brunch, Cafe Thyme next to the Twigland Garden Centre, which is my favourite garden centre. It’s between Johnsonville and Churton Park.

Where is the best coffee in Wellington?
You put me in a difficult position because in Wellington we have so many great places for coffee. Prefab is great, or Neo Cafe, and Revive in Petone. You can get good coffee anywhere really, but those are really great spot.

What’s an underrated attraction near you?
Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush is the only public botanical garden dedicated to native plants, and they are really nice: about 11 kilometres, with many bushes and gardens. We used to take our children there when they were younger. There is a stream there with eels, beautiful eels, an 800-year-old rimu tree and a nice canopy of trees. It is only five minutes away [from the city], it is right here on our doorstep.

What, in Wellington, can’t be beaten on a good day?
Walking along the waterfront with Maestro [Tan’s dog] along the path that takes you to Oriental Pde. It is such a beautiful place.

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32 days ago

Cat survives being shot in face

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A cherished family cat has survived being shot in the face, but sustained serious damage from the attack.
Ginger cat Jamie​ took a bullet to the cheek – millimetres from his left eye and narrowly missing his brain – fragmenting his skull.
He was lucky to survive the recent shooting in … View more
A cherished family cat has survived being shot in the face, but sustained serious damage from the attack.
Ginger cat Jamie​ took a bullet to the cheek – millimetres from his left eye and narrowly missing his brain – fragmenting his skull.
He was lucky to survive the recent shooting in Wellington.
But the incident has left him deaf in one ear and the pupil in his left eye unable to contract.
Meanwhile, the SPCA is appealing to the public for help with its investigation into the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 0800 467 732 in confidence and quote reference 323422.

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32 days ago

Calling all painters

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether … View more
Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether it's how to choose the right type of paint to cover a stain, how to go about planning a mural, or how long you really need to spend on sanding down that woodwork, they're happy to help.

Send us your question at homed@stuff.co.nz or leave it in the comments and we'll put the best questions to the Resene team (please note: we may not be able to answer every single question). The answers will be published in an article on Stuff ahead of the long weekend.

If you don't want us to use your comment or name on Stuff, please mention that in your post.

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32 days ago

Springfree Medium Oval Trampoline

Tim from Greytown

Fantastic and safe trampoline complete with basketball hoop and spring step, double anchored to cope with Wairarapa winds! Our boys no longer use. In excellent condition. Was $2,257 new. Buyer will need to collect.

Price: $680

32 days ago

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own community. 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Today we remember the victims, families and communities affected on 15.03.2019

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32 days ago

SuperSeniors

The Team from Office for Seniors

Consumer groups are warning seniors to be vigilant when being invited to join discount clubs with seemingly 'exclusive' offers.

Senior Advantage charges an upfront yearly fee of $39, claiming on its website that members can "save up to 70% at almost every store in New Zealand".… View more
Consumer groups are warning seniors to be vigilant when being invited to join discount clubs with seemingly 'exclusive' offers.

Senior Advantage charges an upfront yearly fee of $39, claiming on its website that members can "save up to 70% at almost every store in New Zealand". However, TVNZ 1 News, along with Consumer NZ, have voiced concerns.

For more information and advice, read our article in the latest SuperSeniors newsletter: bit.ly...

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32 days ago

STRESSED - Learn what to do when everything gets too much

Eileen from Greytown

Tuesday 16th March 7pm, ANZAC Hall Featherston.


Ongoing low levels of stress can impact our sleep, increase skin infections, affect our weight,  thoughts and behaviours.
Leave this session with practical tips you can use immediately.
Hear what might be the most useful information of your life.
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Tuesday 16th March 7pm, ANZAC Hall Featherston.


Ongoing low levels of stress can impact our sleep, increase skin infections, affect our weight,  thoughts and behaviours.
Leave this session with practical tips you can use immediately.
Hear what might be the most useful information of your life.
                                            FREE ENTRY

37 days ago

Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021

Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand

Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB… View more
Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021, where we celebrate 50 years of serving the community.

www.cab.org.nz...

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32 days ago

Find out more about volunteering for Victim Support!

Victim Support

What does 2021 hold in store for you? How about volunteering with Victim Support?

We’re recruiting new volunteers in your neighbourhood!

Volunteer Support Workers come from all walks of life, just like those who need our help. They make an incredible difference by providing support and … View more
What does 2021 hold in store for you? How about volunteering with Victim Support?

We’re recruiting new volunteers in your neighbourhood!

Volunteer Support Workers come from all walks of life, just like those who need our help. They make an incredible difference by providing support and information for people affected by crime, trauma, and suicide. Volunteers receive comprehensive training and assistance from our locally based staff.

Come and meet some of our Wellington and Hutt Valley team to find out what it’s all about!

Our next Volunteer Information Evenings are coming up on Tuesday 30 March (Hutt Valley) and Wednesday 31 March (Wellington). Follow the link to register or find out more.
Find out more

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34 days ago

Chimney sweep

Billy from Martinborough

Chimney sweep avaliable,
Messege or call 0211434996

37 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should not be too hard? What do you know about this image?

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35 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Another pic from Kelson photographer Andrew Gorrie of a tui. O think you will agree it is a lovely photo.

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34 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Girlgirl

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Girlgirl from Masterton, who enjoys checking out the view. She is an ex SPCA rescue kitty and belongs to Karen Wilson from Masterton.

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 … View more
This week we feature Girlgirl from Masterton, who enjoys checking out the view. She is an ex SPCA rescue kitty and belongs to Karen Wilson from Masterton.

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 are from.

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35 days ago

Boil water notice CARTERON

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

As of now, Carterton urban residents MUST boil water before being used for drinking, making baby formula, juice, ice, washing fruit and vegetables, other food preparation/cooking needs, or brushing teeth.
The boil water notice follows the detection of a low-level contamination of E. coli bacteria … View more
As of now, Carterton urban residents MUST boil water before being used for drinking, making baby formula, juice, ice, washing fruit and vegetables, other food preparation/cooking needs, or brushing teeth.
The boil water notice follows the detection of a low-level contamination of E. coli bacteria in two of the bores which supply water to urban residents. The boil water notice is effective from 3pm Friday 12 March until 3pm Saturday 13 March. This allows time to flush the pipes and change urban water supply source from the two bores to the Kaipaitangata treatment plant. At this stage, no illness has been reported in relation to this event.
CDC have shut the valves off for the public drinking fountains and are currently letting local businesses know.

The media statement and FAQs can be found online at www.cdc.govt.nz...

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