23 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we are using an Andrew Gorrie pick.

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6 minutes 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 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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4 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 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

1 day 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 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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