Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

18 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, this week something a bit different - a lizard.
Photographer Louise Thomas snapped the image on a recent expedition to photograph some new bird species.

"I've had an amazing 24-hours. Yesterday, my faithful porter and I went out to Matiu/Somes Island. We saw sooty … View more
Hey Neighbourly folk, this week something a bit different - a lizard.
Photographer Louise Thomas snapped the image on a recent expedition to photograph some new bird species.

"I've had an amazing 24-hours. Yesterday, my faithful porter and I went out to Matiu/Somes Island. We saw sooty shearwaters, kākāriki, aka red-crowned parakeet, numerous skinks, and on the way back a spotted shag near the Days Bay wharf.
All three birds are new species for me. I'm afraid I have no idea what sort of skink this is, I think common skink, but it has a dark iris? Suggestions from those in the know much appreciated - I'm going cross-eyed trying to work it out on the internet.
Funny story, both Chris and I thought this was a railway spike holding up the wood on the edge of the step, then Chris said "wait, that spike has little hands."

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1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

3 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, can you work out who this is and where the picture was taken. The only hint I will give is that it was 1909.

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9 days ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in … View more
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

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Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 76.1% Yes
    76.1% Complete
  • 23.9% No
    23.9% Complete
1098 votes
8 hours ago

Entertainment and Encouragement Newsletter

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

Hello Everyone,
We have a great newsletter for you this week. mailchi.mp...

Freshen up on driving with a Staying Safe Workshop. Join us for a free get together for a light lunch, cuppa tea and good company at one of our monthly Pop-up Hubs in Seatoun or Linden. Check out the Sleep Presentation at… View more
Hello Everyone,
We have a great newsletter for you this week. mailchi.mp...

Freshen up on driving with a Staying Safe Workshop. Join us for a free get together for a light lunch, cuppa tea and good company at one of our monthly Pop-up Hubs in Seatoun or Linden. Check out the Sleep Presentation at Rita Angus in Kilbirnie, to get tips on healthy sleeping and improve leg strength, balance and flexibility at one of our Steady As You GO classes.

We have a funny Poem in "Your Voice" written by DJ Bradley. Test your general knowledge and whip up a delicious panzanella salad in our "Entertainment" section.

We hope you enjoy and stay safe x

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9 hours ago

We're on Neighbourly now!

Monica from No. 8 Building Recyclers

Kia ora neighbours!
We are No. 8 Building Recyclers, a window/door restoration business located in Lower Hutt.

We offer a wide range of services and second hand doors, but today we're here to offer a special discount for one specific service: Dip Stripping (check the magic in the image … View more
Kia ora neighbours!
We are No. 8 Building Recyclers, a window/door restoration business located in Lower Hutt.

We offer a wide range of services and second hand doors, but today we're here to offer a special discount for one specific service: Dip Stripping (check the magic in the image below).

If you need your door or window paint stripped, contact us! Tell us that you saw this ad on Neighbourly and we will give you 25% discount in up to three items!

For more information about us, check out our website no8recyclers.co.nz...

Cheers!

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3 days ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.

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10 hours ago

⚠ RANDWICK ROAD UPDATE ⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

Work is progressing on the wastewater pipe repair in the slip lane near Randwick Road, Hutt Park. Traffic management is in place which includes the removal of a portion of the traffic island to help direct traffic flow away from our work site.

Work will continue next week which means the slip lane… View more
Work is progressing on the wastewater pipe repair in the slip lane near Randwick Road, Hutt Park. Traffic management is in place which includes the removal of a portion of the traffic island to help direct traffic flow away from our work site.

Work will continue next week which means the slip lane will remain closed until further notice.

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10 hours ago

Another estuary bird - the pied stilt/poaka

Louise from Woburn

Pied stilts/ poaka (Himantopus himantopus) are another bird sometimes seen at the Hutt Estuary and sometimes there is a pair up the river by the Ewen Bridge. They are not here in huge numbers compared to some other places, and are usually spotted in ones, twos, and once I saw three. I find pied … View morePied stilts/ poaka (Himantopus himantopus) are another bird sometimes seen at the Hutt Estuary and sometimes there is a pair up the river by the Ewen Bridge. They are not here in huge numbers compared to some other places, and are usually spotted in ones, twos, and once I saw three. I find pied stilts/ poaka (Himantopus himantopus) just a touch ridiculous – like Montgomery Burns wearing a tuxedo and plague mask whilst walking badly on circus stilts. Their knees turn in unexpected directions making them look inherently unstable. Sometimes they stand on one leg just to show off, trying to convince the casual observer that they really have it together.

I also just want to let everyone know that my 2021 calendars are completely sold out. A big thank you to everyone who purchased one. I'll do it again next year for 2022 and make sure I get a few more printed next time.

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11 hours ago

What's On: Art Party and Exhibition

Penelope from Woburn

One night only art exhibition of 60 beautiful paintings by children and adults from a refugee background in the Hutt. Bring food to share or just drop in. All welcome.
Art Party and Exhibition
  • Hutt City Baptist/Reading Pop Up Cinema
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11 hours ago

What's On: Art Party and Exhibition

Penelope from Woburn

One night only exhibition of 60 beautiful paintings by children and adults from a refugee background in the Hutt. Bring food to share, or just drop in. All welcome!
Art Party and Exhibition
  • Hutt City Baptist/Reading Pop Up Cinema
13 hours ago

Make your own modernist art

The Team from Resene ColorShop Petone

Make your own modernist art and release your inner Matisse with easy-to-create canvas artworks. Use Resene testpots to suit your colour scheme for a co-ordinated look.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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16 hours ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. … View more
To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
Explore now

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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 5.8% Auckland
    5.8% Complete
  • 19% Coromandel
    19% Complete
  • 8.8% Rotorua
    8.8% Complete
  • 5.8% Taupō
    5.8% Complete
  • 6.6% Wellington
    6.6% Complete
  • 15.9% Nelson Tasman
    15.9% Complete
  • 11.1% Marlborough
    11.1% Complete
  • 27% Central Otago/Lakes
    27% Complete
226 votes
19 hours ago

Early Lower Hutt 1800-50

Sandra from Normandale

Researching early Lower Hutt 1800-1850.
Ship 'Tory' bringing the NZ Company from UK to Petone/Britannia in 1839.
2 Old Whalers/sailors one the employer Captain John JACKY Guard guided Tory, the other his employee Captain James Worser Heberley held the wheel of the Tory through the … View more
Researching early Lower Hutt 1800-1850.
Ship 'Tory' bringing the NZ Company from UK to Petone/Britannia in 1839.
2 Old Whalers/sailors one the employer Captain John JACKY Guard guided Tory, the other his employee Captain James Worser Heberley held the wheel of the Tory through the Wellington Heads from Picton area.
Guard and Heberley have family 2020 in the Hutt.

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4 days ago

What's On: Surplus Radio Equipment Sale

Richard from Otaki District

You are invited to a sale of surplus radio and associated equipment being held at the Amateur Radio Club rooms. November 7 at 9:30am. Sellers contact kapitibranch69@gmail.com.
Surplus Radio Equipment Sale
  • Amateur Radio Club Rooms
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1 day ago

Halloween This Saturday

Patricia from Belmont

If you are participating in the Halloween Celebrations, please put some Halloween decoration on your letterbox or by your door step, to let kids now when they go trick or treating , so they don't bother you unnecessarily.

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