Epuni, Lower Hutt

16 hours ago

Sign up for The Antidote: 5 happy things to read about each day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute… View more
Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute puppy, the UK's longest-married couple, and Stewart Island's "savage" New Year's Eve here. If you'd like the Antidote delivered direct to your inbox, sign up here.

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1 day ago

Caterpillars

Jason from Naenae

Does anybody have some space for more caterpillars, my plants are gonna be all eaten soon ......TIA

17 hours ago

Sign up for Quick Charge - our new EV newsletter

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates … View more
Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates on our various long-term tests and other bits and pieces that have caught our eye.

Sign up (it's free!) here.

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18 hours ago

It's time to start saving water Wellington. ?

The Team from Wellington Water

It's time to start saving water Wellington. ?

Every week our team of engineers gather to review the region's water use. The warm weather over the last week has seen a large spike in water use, as well as a drop in our river levels. ☀

The graph below shows that our available water … View more
It's time to start saving water Wellington. ?

Every week our team of engineers gather to review the region's water use. The warm weather over the last week has seen a large spike in water use, as well as a drop in our river levels. ☀

The graph below shows that our available water supply is just meeting demand. It's important we all start using less water now so that we have plenty to get us through the summer period.

Thank you in advance for doing your bit so that we can have access to clean water all summer long.

You can find some easy tips on how to start saving water on our website ?

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21 hours ago

Parts of Hutt River off limits due to toxic algae

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Swimmers and dog owners are being asked to avoid areas of the Hutt River after high levels of toxic algae were found.
Toxic algae are a significant health risk as swallowing water containing the bacteria can cause serious illness, with pieces as small as a 50c coin enough to kill dogs.
Greater … View more
Swimmers and dog owners are being asked to avoid areas of the Hutt River after high levels of toxic algae were found.
Toxic algae are a significant health risk as swallowing water containing the bacteria can cause serious illness, with pieces as small as a 50c coin enough to kill dogs.
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Dr Evan Harrison said, monitoring data at the Hutt River at Silverstream Bridge, and Hutt River upstream of Silverstream bridge returned red alert levels of toxic algae.
“This means there are high levels of cyanobacteria present rendering the site unsuitable for swimming, and it should be avoided,” he said.

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1 day ago

Have you seen Sean Murrihy?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

​Police are appealing for sightings of missing Lower Hutt man Sean Murrihy​.
Murrihy, who lives in Stokes Valley, was last seen on Thursday, January 13. Police and his family are concerned for his welfare.
Police believe he may have gone into the Tararua mountain ranges in the areas of Smith … View more
​Police are appealing for sightings of missing Lower Hutt man Sean Murrihy​.
Murrihy, who lives in Stokes Valley, was last seen on Thursday, January 13. Police and his family are concerned for his welfare.
Police believe he may have gone into the Tararua mountain ranges in the areas of Smith Creek or Totara Flats, possibly entering at Kaitoke or Wairarapa.
He was believed to be wearing a Hunting and Fishing olive green jersey and carrying a backpack.
Anyone who has seen Murrihy or knows where he might be should contact police on 111 quoting case number P049316463.

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1 day ago

Get decorating and save with the Resene Save the GST Value sale!

Resene

Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't … View more
Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't have a card, you can sign up free online, www.resene.co.nz/diycard, or while you are in store.

Offer available at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers until 1 February 2022.
Find out more

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8 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday but here here is a bonus Friday Feathered Friend from Rosa Marie.
"Just something to make the bird loving followers smile a little....
One of our resident blackbirds has decided that he would prefer bathing in our cat's outdoor water bowl rather than in our very posh and… View more
It is not Friday but here here is a bonus Friday Feathered Friend from Rosa Marie.
"Just something to make the bird loving followers smile a little....
One of our resident blackbirds has decided that he would prefer bathing in our cat's outdoor water bowl rather than in our very posh and elegant bird birth! His sparrow mate had to make do with washing in the puddle created by the blackbird's vigorous ablutions!"

1 day ago

Summer Holiday Art Classes for Youth + Wine & Watercolour Evenings for Adults

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

Summer Holidays Beginner Watercolour Classes at Artspace Gallery
The subjects for the next set of youth watercolour paintings will be the Monarch butterfly and four subjects inspired after seeing the Rita Angus exhibition now showing at Te Papa recently. For more info or to book, please follow … View more
Summer Holidays Beginner Watercolour Classes at Artspace Gallery
The subjects for the next set of youth watercolour paintings will be the Monarch butterfly and four subjects inspired after seeing the Rita Angus exhibition now showing at Te Papa recently. For more info or to book, please follow bookwhen.com...

Local artist and experienced tutor, Alfred Memelink, will guide youth through their own watercolour painting in a fun and friendly environment in an wonderful classroom overlooking the sea. No previous art experience is required - these workshops are suitable for both beginners and also more experienced artists who would like to fine tune their skills and style. No need to worry about drawing as the painting outlines will already be drawn out for you so that we can focus on the joys of watercolour painting in a relaxed and enjoyable, step-by-step procedure.

$25 includes all materials supplied, (generously subsidized by Watercolour New Zealand Inc). Just drop your youth off then pick them up again two hours later when they'll show you their finished masterpiece with a beaming smile of creative satisfaction .

There are generally two classes for youth each day, a morning class (10 – 12) suitable for youth aged 7 – 11 and an afternoon class (1 – 3) more suitable for ages 12 – 18. However there is flexibility to allow friends and siblings to paint together if desired if they don't fit into this age group. Some youth classes maybe combined, ie for ages 7 – 18. There are also Wine & Watercolour twilight painting evenings for adults which are also ideal for group party and work social events for which vaccination passes are required.

1 day ago

Old Junker 6-burner BBQ

Mac from Stokes Valley

Come and take it away. It still works but not very well, if you want it for scrap metal it's all yours.

Free

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1 day ago

Dracaena fragrans with ceramic pot for indoor plants

Jenny from Boulcott

Very good for indoor plants, it will be big and easy to care and growing.
H:55cm(including pot)
Pick up Boulcott, Lower Hutt

Price: $40

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1 day ago

Indoor plants

Jenny from Boulcott

$5each.
Easy to care and growing. Great for indoor plants.
Pick up Boulcott

Price: $5

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3 days ago

Cleaner

Fleur from Naenae

Looking for a cleaner 2 hours work. PM for details

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2 days ago

fluorescent tube

Sharon from Wainuiomata

Anyone interested in fluorescent tubes. I have about 20+ to give away. Some have fittings and covers. Need gone asap. PM me if interested. Thanks kindly

Free

2 days ago

Get quake safe now, not later.

Earthquake Commission

If you felt the recent earthquake, your first thought was probably the safety of your loved ones. So now’s the time to think about protecting them by making your home quake safe. The good news is there’s a lot you can do right now, like securing tall and heavy furniture, and getting a builder … View moreIf you felt the recent earthquake, your first thought was probably the safety of your loved ones. So now’s the time to think about protecting them by making your home quake safe. The good news is there’s a lot you can do right now, like securing tall and heavy furniture, and getting a builder to look at your chimney.

Everything you need to know is at EQC’s site. Don’t wait for the next earthquake to shake you into action, get started now.
Learn More

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4 days ago

The butterflies are coming.....

Ian from Petone

Loads of caterpillars and Monarchs around, already filling up my Swan plants but it is great to see them 🦋

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