Brown Owl, Upper Hutt

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Need to paint but need some help?  Resene Eco.Decorators can repaint your home with Eco Choice approved Resene paints.

9 hours ago

How do you cook swede?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Have you got a great recipe for swede? We're looking for delicious swede recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's August issue. Send your family's favourite ways to eat this root crop to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by June 28, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the August issue of … View moreHave you got a great recipe for swede? We're looking for delicious swede recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's August issue. Send your family's favourite ways to eat this root crop to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by June 28, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the August issue of NZ Gardener.

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20 hours ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Levin

Mid Central DHB

Levin Mobile, next to War Memorial, Queen Street, Levin.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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20 hours ago

Protect your fences this winter

CL Fence Painting

Protect your fences this winter with CL Fence Painting Specialists. 2 x coats of Premium Satin black, linseed oil, anti mould fence paint. Long lasting, premium finish with Guaranteed No Over Spray.

Free Quotes call 02102981522 or check out our videos on fb under cl fence painting specialists.
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5 days ago

Do you volunteer or know someone who does?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all … View more
It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all appreciate them for the great work that they do!

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20 hours ago

Riddle time neighbours! Can you crack this?

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What has a head and a tail but no body?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and … View more
What has a head and a tail but no body?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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6 hours ago

Dye stains scrubbed from Ashburton cenotaph

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

Ashburton’s war memorial needs a clean after wreaths stained the stonework base.

The wreaths were laid at the annual Anzac Day commemorations in Baring Square West on April 25.

Ashburton District Council business support group manager Leanne … View more
By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

Ashburton’s war memorial needs a clean after wreaths stained the stonework base.

The wreaths were laid at the annual Anzac Day commemorations in Baring Square West on April 25.

Ashburton District Council business support group manager Leanne Macdonald said the stains were spotted when wreaths were removed about two weeks after Anzac Day as usual.

“This is the first time that we have encountered this and believe that paint from some of the wreaths is the cause.

“Most of the damage is on the bluestone at the base of the cenotaph.”

The council has engaged a specialist stonemason to clean the cenotaph, and that work started on Thursday and is anticipated to take until the end of next week.

“It will likely require multiple applications of stripping agent, poultice, and or mechanical removal, sympathetic to the stone type.

“This work is weather dependent, and dependent on the specialist’s availability.”

The cenotaph was unveiled in 1928 and bears the names of 432 Mid Canterbury people who lost their lives in defence of the country.
It underwent some restoration work in 2020.

Specialist workers gave the 14m sandstone monument a hand-wash, sprayed any lichen and moss, and replaced the mortar to clean and repair the monument.

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8 hours ago

Spice up your winter

Shona McFarlane Retirement Village

When it’s cold outside, there's nothing quite like being inside the cosy warmth of a kitchen infused with the aroma of spices. But did you know that beyond their aromatic allure, these spices harbour a treasure trove of health benefits?

From the fiery kick of chilli to the sweet warmth of… View more
When it’s cold outside, there's nothing quite like being inside the cosy warmth of a kitchen infused with the aroma of spices. But did you know that beyond their aromatic allure, these spices harbour a treasure trove of health benefits?

From the fiery kick of chilli to the sweet warmth of cinnamon, each spice brings not only flavour but also a host of nutrients and healing properties to our winter dishes. So, whether you're sipping on mulled wine, indulging in gingerbread, or savouring a hearty stew, every bite promises to not just please your palate but also contribute to your overall wellbeing.

Click read more for the full story.

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11 hours ago

Will you watch Saturday's Blues vs Chiefs final?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

When Jimmy Tupou left for Japan in 2018, never did he think he’d ever be back in Super Rugby, let alone playing in, and for that matter, starting, a final.

But, after the pull of family brought him back to New Zealand last year, here he is, age 31 and the oldest member of the Chiefs squad, … View more
When Jimmy Tupou left for Japan in 2018, never did he think he’d ever be back in Super Rugby, let alone playing in, and for that matter, starting, a final.

But, after the pull of family brought him back to New Zealand last year, here he is, age 31 and the oldest member of the Chiefs squad, proving an instrumental figure in their second-row, and heading to Eden Park on Saturday with the chance to make up for some heartache of a decade prior.

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11 hours ago

Have you ever had problems with trees neighbouring your property?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

Too frightened to live in their own home after trees smashed through its roof during Cyclone Gabrielle, the Blank family are at their wits’ end trying to get a government department to have them removed.

For more than five years, the Taupō family has been asking, and is now pleading, with the… View more
Too frightened to live in their own home after trees smashed through its roof during Cyclone Gabrielle, the Blank family are at their wits’ end trying to get a government department to have them removed.

For more than five years, the Taupō family has been asking, and is now pleading, with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to do something about a stand of more than 30 large gum trees bordering their property on State Highway 5 near Wairakei.

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11 hours ago

Have you tried this new Hamilton East bakery?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

When people pick a feed at Viands Brothers Bakery, they like a failsafe standard or a dose of nostalgia.

From Kihikihi to Hamilton East, the bakery creates elaborate treats and savouries fresh in store every day.

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1 day ago

MIT supports you to succeed

Manukau Institute of Technology

We offer a range of services to support you – before, during and after your studies.

Learn in small classes, get more one-on-one time and support from our experienced lecturers, and graduate with the confidence to succeed.

Get more for your future – start July, apply now.
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13 hours ago

Berry trellis

The Team from Resene ColorShop Upper Hutt

Give your berries room to grow and plenty of airflow with this helpful trellis finished in Resene Kwila Timber Stain. Keeping the canes off the ground means berries stay healthy and are easy to reach when ready to pick.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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4 days ago

Everil Orr Living - a place for safety, comfort, companionship and cuisine!

Everil Orr Village

Making the choice on a move into full-time managed care for yourself or your loved one can be tricky when you're not sure what to expect. At Everil Orr Living, we want to help you go from your home now, to your home with our community, with no surprises.

Our General Manager for Care, Helen… View more
Making the choice on a move into full-time managed care for yourself or your loved one can be tricky when you're not sure what to expect. At Everil Orr Living, we want to help you go from your home now, to your home with our community, with no surprises.

Our General Manager for Care, Helen Saberton has recently spilled the beans on what it is like living in managed care at Everil Orr.

If that doesn't answer all your burning questions, come down for a tea and a chat at our facilities in the heart of Mt Albert.

Our next open day on 25 June 2024 will feature guided tours of suites, apartments and amenities, and a peak into what our caring community gets up to on the day-to-day! Or just book a time that suits you! Call us at 0800-383-745 and visit our website.
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21 hours ago

Tai Chi at Te Kupenga o Rongomai - Maidstone Sports Hub

Andrew from Birchville

Hi everyone

There are still 2 weeks of Tai Chi classes left in School Term Two, and it's not too late to join

Following a hugely successful Term Two at Te Kupenga o Rongomai - Maidstone Sports Hub, Not Strictly Tai Chi is returning for Term Three
Here are the dates:

Wednesday Evening… View more
Hi everyone

There are still 2 weeks of Tai Chi classes left in School Term Two, and it's not too late to join

Following a hugely successful Term Two at Te Kupenga o Rongomai - Maidstone Sports Hub, Not Strictly Tai Chi is returning for Term Three
Here are the dates:

Wednesday Evening sessions for Term Three, 7pm - 8pm will be
23, 31 July
7, 14, 21, 28 August
4, 11, 18, 25 September
10 sessions in total
Pay either $10 per session or pay $90 in advance for whole term

Thursday Morning sessions for Term Three, 10am - 11am will be
24 July
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August
5, 12, 19, 26 September
10 sessions in total
Pay either $10 per session or pay $90 in advance for whole term

Please contact Tai Chi Coach Andrew Hardwick on 021 153 2508
for enquiries and online payment details

4 days ago

Discover the Flavours of India with Our Indian Cooking Class!

The Team from Fraser ACE Adult Community Education

Join us for an exciting 8-week journey into the world of Indian cuisine! Led by our talented tutor, Shri, this class will teach you to prepare delicious and authentic Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll enjoy … View more
Join us for an exciting 8-week journey into the world of Indian cuisine! Led by our talented tutor, Shri, this class will teach you to prepare delicious and authentic Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll enjoy learning the secrets of Indian spices, techniques, and recipes in a fun and friendly environment.

Don't miss out on this flavourful adventure! Enroll now and bring the vibrant tastes of India into your kitchen. Spaces are limited, so sign up today!
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3 days ago

STILL IN THE GAME

Michael from Trentham

The Hurricanes fell short a few metres shy of the finishing line. An inspired Chief's team and three forward passes - with two of them perhaps not so - cost us the Super Rugby Pacific grand final at a packed out Sky Stadium against the Blues.

The weekend was not the best thing happening… View more
The Hurricanes fell short a few metres shy of the finishing line. An inspired Chief's team and three forward passes - with two of them perhaps not so - cost us the Super Rugby Pacific grand final at a packed out Sky Stadium against the Blues.

The weekend was not the best thing happening for Wellington as the Pulse went down in extra time to the Tactics in Christchurch to give up the lead in the netball championship and the Saints move up the basketball championship ladder was halted by the Bulls - also after extra time.

Well in 2024 Wellington in the best regarded domestic and Pacific sport championships still has done and is still doing very well and overall is almost certainly the leading province in NZ sport for 2024.

The Phoenix team stretched their season in the A-League right through to the semi finals. Wellington Firebirds (men) won crickets prestigious 4-day Plunket Shield for the 2023-24 season and the Wellington Blaze (women) won the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield for one-day cricket for yet another season.

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4 days ago

Clutha District Youth Council

Clutha District Youth Council

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!
The Clutha District Youth Council is working with the Rotary Club of Balclutha to fundraise money towards reinstating the flying fox at the Balclutha Bridge Park.
On the 2 August 2024, the Youth Council will be holding a year 7/8 disco (theme already picked advertising coming … View more
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!
The Clutha District Youth Council is working with the Rotary Club of Balclutha to fundraise money towards reinstating the flying fox at the Balclutha Bridge Park.
On the 2 August 2024, the Youth Council will be holding a year 7/8 disco (theme already picked advertising coming soon) and a year 9/10 social at Te Pou O Mata-Au. Event is open to the whole district.

Help us pick which theme to have at the year 9/10 social by voting below ⤵
'😂' react for Rags and Riches
'❤' react for a Night in Paris
'😲' react for Through the Decades
Voting ends, 9pm Friday 21 June
Keep an eye posted on our Facebook page or in your schools for more information to come out regarding this event, and the year 7/8 dicso!
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7 days ago

DEMOCRACY FALLOUT, FAILING

Michael from Trentham

One watches in horror as the democracy of the USA is all to quickly dismantling. The Supreme Court is the latest in a long line-up to go really rogue. After years of being tampered with politically.

Of course would-be dictator, corrupt and criminal villain Trump and Trumpism has opened up a … View more
One watches in horror as the democracy of the USA is all to quickly dismantling. The Supreme Court is the latest in a long line-up to go really rogue. After years of being tampered with politically.

Of course would-be dictator, corrupt and criminal villain Trump and Trumpism has opened up a festering wound that is probably too deep now to successfully patch up.

NZ has not got the American system of democracy thank goodness and has often been internationally ranked first or in the top three as the world's most democratic and least corrupt country in the world.
But there is cuttings at the edges of our democracy not the least displayed by the current Government. Examples are breaking election-gaining promises and even in the one they kept - tax cuts - by borrowing more than the defeated Labour-Green Govt has to cement in the financial shortfall of the tax reduction, and by going further in cutting out thousands of jobs in the public sector which also impacts on the private sector.

4 days ago

Lottery funding sows seeds of sustainability in Waitaki garden

NZ Lotto

Waitaki Community Gardens sowing the seeds of community and sustainability

The Waitaki Community Gardens is at the heart of the small community of around 23,000 people, with a mission to share the joys of sustainable gardening with locals and touring visitors.

Supported by lottery funding … View more
Waitaki Community Gardens sowing the seeds of community and sustainability

The Waitaki Community Gardens is at the heart of the small community of around 23,000 people, with a mission to share the joys of sustainable gardening with locals and touring visitors.

Supported by lottery funding from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the community garden hosts popular events and workshops throughout the year for those eager to learn about growing their own produce and reducing their environmental impact.

From humble beginnings over a decade ago, the garden has grown into a thriving hub of activity that attracts volunteers and students of all ages and backgrounds to work side by side, sharing knowledge and experiences and growing a sense of community alongside their lettuce and tomatoes.

Central to the garden's offerings is the ‘Seed to Table’ course - a hands-on permaculture workshop series designed to equip budding green-thumbs with essential skills for cultivating organic and productive gardens.
The garden not only brings the community together but also offers a refreshing antidote to today’s fast-paced, digital world.

With 100% of Lotto New Zealand profits being returned to funding Local Grants, every time you play a Lotto New Zealand game, you’re a Kiwi helping initiatives like the Waitaki Community Gardens foster a healthy, sustainable, and connected community. 

Read more Local Grant recipient stories.
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4 days ago

Check the list!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Mitre10 cards are:

Cynthia Chozas from Botany Downs

Mabel Dawson from Stratford

Michael Pascoe from Amberley

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We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Mitre10 cards are:

Cynthia Chozas from Botany Downs

Mabel Dawson from Stratford

Michael Pascoe from Amberley

Sarah Gebhard from Nelson

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 25th June.

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4 days ago

Join us to celebrate Matariki

Porirua City Council

There are plenty of exciting events in Porirua this year to celebrate Matariki, including star searching, excellent kai, light shows and planting.

To coincide with the new Kai Tahi food and market destination opening, there will be a spectacular outdoor light display along the edge of Te … View more
There are plenty of exciting events in Porirua this year to celebrate Matariki, including star searching, excellent kai, light shows and planting.

To coincide with the new Kai Tahi food and market destination opening, there will be a spectacular outdoor light display along the edge of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour.

Visitors can wander along the Harbourside Pathway between Wi Neera Dr and Parumoana St from 6–9pm on 28–30 June to experience a light display transforming the area.

There are plenty of events on at Pātaka, the city centre library and at Te Rauparaha Arena, including Matariki Under the Stars interactive experience, and free fitness classes.

There will also be a special hāngi, a waiata evening, a barbershop performance, and a banquet featuring a three-course dinner and entertainment from The Lady Killers.

Events are listed on our dedicated Matariki webpage along with any registration details
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4 days ago

What's On: Hutt City Lunchtime Concert series

Richard from Woburn

This week the wonderful Saxcess - Saxaphones at their best. Complimentary tea and coffee from 11.30 Koha entry
Hutt City Lunchtime Concert series
  • St Mark's Uniting Church
4 days ago

Taranaki’s hearing, caring specialists.

Central Audiology

Central Audiology ensures you’re not missing out on the important things in life.

We’re 100% Taranaki owned and operated, plus we have a local team of audiology experts who can help you with any of your hearing needs. We’re a primary provider to the Taranaki District Health board, and you… View more
Central Audiology ensures you’re not missing out on the important things in life.

We’re 100% Taranaki owned and operated, plus we have a local team of audiology experts who can help you with any of your hearing needs. We’re a primary provider to the Taranaki District Health board, and you can visit us whether you’re referred by your GP, or want to approach us directly.

We’re here to help. Contact our friendly team on 0800 751 000.
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4 days ago

What's On: Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts

Richard from Woburn

Hutt Valley High School Students - Solos and Ensembles. Please come and support the future! Complimentary tea and coffee from 11.30
Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts
  • St Mark's Uniting Church
4 days ago

Will you replace hunger with hope?

World Vision

"Sometimes we don’t eat for two or three days. My younger sister cries when she’s hungry. I feel very bad about that,” says 13-year-old Nyaduer (left). She’s struggling to fight hunger and keep her siblings alive.

Nyaduer is living without her mum or dad in a displacement camp in … View more
"Sometimes we don’t eat for two or three days. My younger sister cries when she’s hungry. I feel very bad about that,” says 13-year-old Nyaduer (left). She’s struggling to fight hunger and keep her siblings alive.

Nyaduer is living without her mum or dad in a displacement camp in South Sudan. Without life’s basics. Without enough food. Right now, hunger is leaving kids too weak to run or play. Some don’t even have the energy to speak.

Please help. Will you reach out to them with life-saving food and support, just like you would if they lived next door?
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4 days ago

We're looking for Nice Neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Each week, nominations on Neighbourly get turned into a Stuff story and we are always on the lookout for amazing neighbours who deserve to be recognised.

It could be someone who helped you when you were in a tight spot, a local who goes above and beyond for the community or just a neighbour who … View more
Each week, nominations on Neighbourly get turned into a Stuff story and we are always on the lookout for amazing neighbours who deserve to be recognised.

It could be someone who helped you when you were in a tight spot, a local who goes above and beyond for the community or just a neighbour who checks in on you.

Nominate your 'Nice Neighbour' by clicking here.

5 days ago

Last chance for tickets!

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owners.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, rent it or even sell it! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
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5 days ago

Free kowhai tree in a tub

Ronnie from Elderslea

I have a surplus kowhai tree,2m tall, planted in a tub, free to a good garden.please message me for info.thanks

Free

1 day ago

Cash for your wrecked and water damaged car!

AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
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9 days ago

SAVE MONEY WITH MORE CYCLEWAYS?

Michael from Trentham

A new candidate for the mayoralty of Upper Hutt has emerged but
I don't think Wayne Guppy is going to have many sleepless nights over this person who wants to save ratepayers money and rates increases such as the whopping 20% proposed for next financial year, and spend rates money more … View more
A new candidate for the mayoralty of Upper Hutt has emerged but
I don't think Wayne Guppy is going to have many sleepless nights over this person who wants to save ratepayers money and rates increases such as the whopping 20% proposed for next financial year, and spend rates money more wisely.

See, this "Greenie-type" person happens to pitch for more cycle lanes and not a stoppage on what we have already been lumbered with while jumping on the bandwagon of turning pot holes into pot stands.

Cycle lanes are expensive and I say any more are unwanted for at least the next 30 years. And this coming from not only a cyclist but one who rides a full blown racing cycle.

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