Moonshine Valley, Upper Hutt

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3 hours ago

WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET - THIS SUNDAY

Gary from Waikanae

WHEN:- Sunday 8 August from 10am - 1pm
WHERE:- Waikanae Beach Community Hall, 22a Rauparaha St, Waikanae Beach

Great Community Market with local stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items including:

* Plants and Flowers
* Award winning Olive Oil
* Local Waikanae Honey
* Yummy Bakery … View more
WHEN:- Sunday 8 August from 10am - 1pm
WHERE:- Waikanae Beach Community Hall, 22a Rauparaha St, Waikanae Beach

Great Community Market with local stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items including:

* Plants and Flowers
* Award winning Olive Oil
* Local Waikanae Honey
* Yummy Bakery Biscuits including Keto and Gluten Free
* Unique Designer Clothing
* Crochet Toys
* Scented Candles
*Jewellery
* Pottery
* Homewares (Plump the Pillows and others)
* Funky Sox
* Up-cycled, Repurposed and hand made items and much much more.


Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, pick up a bargain or a gift then enjoy the rest of the day touring the many attractions and cafes.

Invite a friend or 2 and enjoy an outing at this great community event. Support local!

Covid-19 Level 1 protocols will be in place

1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who is the lady wearing pink and what is going on here?

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2 days ago

grants for insulation and an efficient heater are available for lower-income homeowners.

Lynette from Waikanae

I have copied the following from todays newsletter superseniors.msd.govt.nz for those who keep an eye on (a) senior/s who is/are living pretty much off a pension and perhaps a little more, herein known as 'lower-income homeowners". This is to let you know that this help is available for … View moreI have copied the following from todays newsletter superseniors.msd.govt.nz for those who keep an eye on (a) senior/s who is/are living pretty much off a pension and perhaps a little more, herein known as 'lower-income homeowners". This is to let you know that this help is available for them.


"The Warmer Kiwi Homes grants for insulation and an efficient heater are available for lower-income homeowners.
Grants cover 80% of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation and/or an efficient heater. Heater grants are capped at $3,000.
EECA’s Warmer Kiwi Homes Manager Eddie Thompson says a warm, dry home is especially important New Zealanders who may spend more time at home.
“There’s evidence showing a warm and insulated home helps protect you from respiratory disease and reduces hospitalisations and the number of GP visits.”
Warmer Kiwi Homes received an additional $120 million in the recent Budget to extend the programme to 30 June 2023. This additional funding will allow an estimated additional 47,000 insulation or efficient heater retrofits to be completed under the programme.
To find out if you are eligible free call 0800 749 782 or complete the easy online tool on the EECA website. ( govt.us7.list-manage.com... )"

19 hours ago

How do you see the future?

Upper Hutt City Council

We’re working through a review of our District Plan and are proposing some big changes for residential and rural development. It’s called Plan Change 50. We’re seeking your feedback on our draft proposals now.

Two areas of significant interest for our community will be what’s being … View more
We’re working through a review of our District Plan and are proposing some big changes for residential and rural development. It’s called Plan Change 50. We’re seeking your feedback on our draft proposals now.

Two areas of significant interest for our community will be what’s being proposed for rural development.

🐑Like enabling more options for rural-residential living through rural lifestyle and settlement zones, easing consent flexibility and increasing climate resilience.
🍅And protecting our rural high class soils to enable future primary production and localised food growing opportunities.

To read the fact sheets for both of these zones and to share your feedback, go to letskorero.upperhuttcity.com/pc50

Feedback closes 30 August 2021
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19 hours ago

Could you get more from your Vitamin C supplement?

Lipo Sachets

The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are… View more
The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are proven to deliver 80% higher absorption than standard vitamin C* to help support your immune health and wellbeing.

Make sure your immune system is fighting fit for winter and beyond, by optimising your vitamin C intake.

Could you benefit from high dose liposomal vitamin C?

Ref: *Based on a clinical study comparing 10g Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets to 10g standard vitamin C. Maciej Lukawski (2019). Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to a balanced diet. AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Auckland. TAPS PP7841
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3 days ago

Spoiled view

Justin from Waikanae

Could the perps please go back there and take the rubbish with them. You know who you are 🙄

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1 day ago

What's On: Upper hutt Pickleball club

Marion from Taita

Fun, social and friendly. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
Upper hutt Pickleball club
  • Expressions Rec Hall
4 days ago

How Times Have Changed

Marie from Waikanae

Looking at the media stories surrounding the 1981 Springbok tour has got me thinking. John Minto was centre stage back then, but the movement itself started over 50 years ago (was it really that long) with Trevor Richards. In the early 70's, I was one of the founding members of HART, … View moreLooking at the media stories surrounding the 1981 Springbok tour has got me thinking. John Minto was centre stage back then, but the movement itself started over 50 years ago (was it really that long) with Trevor Richards. In the early 70's, I was one of the founding members of HART, encouraged by Richards and a couple of my mates from that hotbed of sedition, Helen Connon Hall for young ladies at Canterbury university. We were young, but we weren't always very ladylike. We tried to raise awareness of apartheid and people didn't know much about it back then. When I asked people what they thought of it, they thought it was a new brand of soap powder.
"Waddaya think of apartheid?"
"Aw, dunno, luv, I haven't tried it yet".
But the movement grew and soon a whole lot of people were opposed to apartheid. Some years later, somewhere there is a press photo of myself as sitting president of Canterbury University with two other past presidents, one of them the infamous Leonardo, and Trevor Richards. We had made the front page.
But it was about more than just the tour. It was a rights based movement and it lobbied for a fairer society. We also encouraged people to boycott South African produce, wine, cigarettes etc. We reverted to Cold Duck (yuck).
I was in New York when the 1984 tour went ahead and I missed all the action. Probably just as well, I would have got my head bashed in. But I danced around my Manhattan apartment in glee. It had to stop now. It was costing the country millions in security. Sadly, it had come down to money. It seems to take precedence over everything else.
Seeing the Mayors photo with an arm around Minto in this weeks Kapiti News also got me thinking. Its a long way from the rights based fair society we fought for to the behavior I witnessed in this weeks council meeting. Our representative Councillors for Waikanae and Waste Management were gagged and bullied, effectively denying us representation. The chief perpetrators of this were the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the Chief Executive. Sue me for that too if you like, I have around 50 witnesses. I left the meeting disgusted, shaking my head and thinking "Wow, have you changed".

2 days ago

Classical Guitarist Matthew Marshall - Mulled Wine Concert.

Mary Gow from Mulled Wine Concerts in Paekakariki

New Zealand is a guitar culture and Kapiti guitar lovers of all ages will welcome a special
visitor to Paekakariki on Sunday 15 August.
Matthew Marshall is one of the finest classical guitarists in the Southern Hemisphere.

Acclaimed by the Dominion Post as "...a guitarist of superb … View more
New Zealand is a guitar culture and Kapiti guitar lovers of all ages will welcome a special
visitor to Paekakariki on Sunday 15 August.
Matthew Marshall is one of the finest classical guitarists in the Southern Hemisphere.

Acclaimed by the Dominion Post as "...a guitarist of superb technical accomplishment and a musician of perception and style", Marshall's performing career spans more than 35 years and two thousand performances across four continents.
He is passionate about contemporary music, especially by New Zealand composers and has commissioned or premiered more than 50 chamber and orchestral works for guitar.

Marshall works across a range of musical styles and genres and in addition to performing with world-ranked orchestras such as the Berlin Chamber Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has worked with artists such as Dame Kate Harcourt and Sir John Trimmer and jazz musicians including Rodger Fox and others. He has recorded thirteen albums for solo guitar and has been a finalist in the Best Classical Artist category of the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards.

A respected academic musician as well as a performer, he is currently Professor of Music and Head of IDEAschool at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier.
His appearance in Paekakariki will be the final one of a road trip covering 12 towns from Dunedin to Auckland. He enjoys coming to the Kapiti Coast - this will be his fourth appearance at a Mulled Wine Concert - and audiences here will enjoy his relaxed and friendly performing style.

His programme will cover music from eight countries and includes classics such as a Bach Prelude and a Pastorale from Benvenuto Terzi as well as some dynamic new music, from contemporary classisists and electronic experimentalists such as Milton Mermikides, Stephan Rak and Mario Gangi.

Matthew's uncle, famous ballet dancer and artist Sir Jon Trimmer will exhibit his paintings at the concert.

Paekakariki Memorial Hall, 96 The Parade, Paekakariki.

2:30 PM on Sunday 15 August 2021

Tickets $30 adults (students $15). Door sales $35

Online sales: marygow@gmail.com Tel: 021 101 9609

Info: www.mulledwineconcerts.com... or like us on FaceBook: Mulled Wine Concerts.
Ticket outlets: Magpie Paremata, 99 Mana Esplanade; Moby Dickens Bookshop, Paraparaumu Beach; Jenoa, 2 Mahara Place, Waikanae

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3 days ago

Olympics High Quality at Half-Way

Michael from Trentham

The Tokyo Olympics is high quality in performances through all the sports and in the venues provided. The stadiums etc are simply marvellous.
Never seen anything better of all these things.
The camera work to capture the action is extraodinary.
The track and field is almost out of this world. HIgh… View more
The Tokyo Olympics is high quality in performances through all the sports and in the venues provided. The stadiums etc are simply marvellous.
Never seen anything better of all these things.
The camera work to capture the action is extraodinary.
The track and field is almost out of this world. HIgh standards, world and Olympic Games records already abound.
NZ is producing its best array of sports successes ever and gaining medals which were not expected. So we are on the road to a record haul and up near the top in medals per capita and so very superior to the likes of China, USA and Japan.
The drama of these Olympics is not lost on me and the extra tearfulness and emotion shown among many athletes is a product of the adversities faced in the difficult times we are in. This Olympics is a light in the all the gloom and the reason why they went ahead, be it a year late.

2 days ago

Paul Thompson: Asemica, artist's books | 27 July - 18 Sept 2021

Mahara Gallery from Mahara Gallery

Twelve artist's books and three wall books, which are works of art in their own right, by Waikanae-based writer, artist, curator Paul Thompson.

There will also be an Artist's Workshop in this exhibition, Saturday 28 August, 12:30-3:30pm. Free, but limited to 8 participants.
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2 days ago

Magnificent Maple – KittyCat Rescue Wairarapa

Rachel Aaltonen from KittyCat Rehoming

Maple is a small kitty with a big personality who turned from a hissy, hostile kitten into a confident and cuddly friend. She's about 8 months old and has an unusual and stunning coat for a tabby that is tricky to capture in the photos. Her fur has the most gorgeous autumn leaf colours … View moreMaple is a small kitty with a big personality who turned from a hissy, hostile kitten into a confident and cuddly friend. She's about 8 months old and has an unusual and stunning coat for a tabby that is tricky to capture in the photos. Her fur has the most gorgeous autumn leaf colours swirling through it – hence the name: Maple.

Like many cats, Maple may stand back and size you up for a while when you first meet but, once she decides she approves, you’ll find her to be the most affectionate kitty. When her foster mum comes home, Maple rushes to her enclosure door and, before the door is even fully open, Maple has her paws up on her foster mum’s chest.

Maple loves company and likes to be the centre of attention. She’s big on forceful, loving headbutts and she’s talkative. She’ll sit on your lap (whether you have other cats there already or not) and purr, touch you, ‘talk’ to you and knead you.

Maple’s playful and adventurous. She loves playing with people, her laser pointer and will chase any toys. She ‘experiments’ with her environment. Her foster mum found her sitting on top of the tank attached to her water cooler bowl and has observed her hanging upside down from her crate - like a monkey (but far more elegant).

Maple’s partial to puree treats and the odd tuna sandwich. She has good table manners and is not a gobble-guts.

The best home for Maple is any quietish home where she’ll get lots of love and attention. Perhaps you’re a family with a child who understands cats and who can become her special friend? Or maybe you are an adult or a couple with lots of love to give her? Maple doesn’t like dogs. She may accept another cat friend, as long as they know that she’s the boss.

Maple is currently being fostered in Porirua and, if you’d like to meet her, contact us on Facebook, email Kittycatrehoming@gmail.com or phone 0204 335463.

$210 adoption fee.
(Maple is desexed, microchipped, wormed, de-fleaed and vaccinated.)

Price: $210

2 days ago

Sensational Silver – KittyCat Rescue Wairarapa

Rachel Aaltonen from KittyCat Rehoming

Silver is a lovely, friendly young fella who is about 8 months old and looking for his forever home. When he gets to know you, you’ll find him eager for cuddles and pats. Should you stop patting him before he’s ready, prepare for him to nudge your hand and complain in his hilarious squeaky … View moreSilver is a lovely, friendly young fella who is about 8 months old and looking for his forever home. When he gets to know you, you’ll find him eager for cuddles and pats. Should you stop patting him before he’s ready, prepare for him to nudge your hand and complain in his hilarious squeaky little voice until you start patting him again.

Despite his slightly hang-dog, ‘resting sad face’ expression, Silver is a happy and easy-going little guy. He loves his grub, plunging his face deep into his bowl and cheerfully scoffing. He is exceptionally enthusiastic about puree treats, biting the tube and clawing at its ends as if to say, “Foster Mum! Make with the delicious goo already!”. Silver loves to play and will go crazy, flying through the air and dancing for his laser pointer and wand toys.

When he’s done playing and eating, you’ll find him fast asleep on his back, his body slightly twisted and his little feet in the air.

Silver will make a lovely friend. His mellow personality means he’ll do well in many homes. Anywhere he can make special friends with a child or adult will be great. While Silver probably wouldn’t like to be with dogs unless they are very docile, he loves other cats. Despite his foster Mum’s cats’ obvious displeasure, Silver would give them head butts and try to hang out with them.

Silver is currently being fostered in Porirua and, if you’d like to meet him, contact us on Facebook, email Kittycatrehoming@gmail.com or phone 0204 335463.

$210 adoption fee.
(Silver is desexed, microchipped, wormed, de-fleaed and vaccinated.)

Price: $210

2 days ago

What's On: BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000

David from Brooklyn

Television executives peddle racist stereotypes for the sake of ratings in this blistering satire. “Audacious, vibrant, unsurprisingly maligned but frequently brilliant” –Vanity Fair. Details and trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000
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3 days ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • The Loaves and Fishes, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
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