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Comment by Rod McColl on September 8, 2013 at 4:33pm

Just wondering if anyone has any sourdough starter they would like to share

Comment by Amanda Clark on May 25, 2013 at 9:55am

Hello UH-oooobys !

I have a bush cabin for rent, if anyone knows anyone who would like to live the lifestyle up on Moonshine Hill ! It is best suited for a single person, has a brilliant outlook over native bush, a small covered deck, harvests its own rainwater and is soon to be fitted with a chip heater for total winter cosiness. Comes with lots of garden space, free firewood, a big shared shed and a fully-appointed main house. Please put the word about - advertising on TradeMe and similar doesn't seem to be targeted enough to people who genuinely want 'lifestyle' living.

Comment by Kristen Morse on May 12, 2011 at 4:13pm
Ok, will call you over the weekend as Shaun is away till Friday night. Thanks :-)
Comment by Mary Walker on May 12, 2011 at 2:23pm
Do we ever!! Although my little ones do like watching them out the window.... hmm, give me a call when you're free!
Comment by Kristen Morse on May 12, 2011 at 12:20pm
HI guys anyone here got a rabbit problem? Have a keen hubby with the appropriate gun and license that wants to remove some pests. Stop the cute little fluffies destroying your pasture and making holes for your pony or cattle to step in and break a leg. Our kids pet bunnies are off the menu.
Comment by Lillian on January 26, 2011 at 8:47am

Hi guys,

I think you might be interested in a couple of things we have coming up - Sustainable Living course in Upper Hutt, a seminar on roofwater harvesting, and two interactive workshops on installing a rainwater tank. Details below - hope to see you there!

  

Want to know more about sustainable living?

 

Register now for the 8-week course now available in Upper Hutt

Maybe you’d like to grow your own food in the back yard. Or maybe you’ve been wondering about how your transport choices could be cheaper. Or you might be thinking about
making your home more energy efficient but don’t know where to start. Then the Sustainable Living course is just for you.

 

Learn in depth about the sustainability of your lifestyle and how you can make positive changes for your health, your pocket and our environment. You will be tutored in a small group while sharing experiences and meeting like minded people. Topics covered include energy efficiency, eco-building design and insulation,  water use, organic vegetable gardening,  waste reduction, composting, shopping with the planet in mind, travel options and carbon impacts,  and community resilience.

 

When: Starts Wednesday 23 February for 8 consecutive weeks, 7-9pm

Where: Rotary Lounge, Upper Hutt Library, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

Your tutor will be Natalie Hormann who has vast experience in both consultancy and teaching this programme.
It costs only $64 for the 8-week course.

Register by contacting Marion on 5272794 or community@uhcc.govt.nz Course will go ahead with a minimum of 15 people, maximum 20.

 

You are hearing this news first as a Healthy Homes, Happy Pockets enthusiast! Get in quick to book your place. Enrolment form is attached.

 

 
 
Healthy Homes, Happy Pockets - Roofwater harvesting workshops and seminar
Seminar: Roofwater harvesting in urban environments

Come along to hear Stan Abbott, Director of the Roof Water Research Centre at Massey University, speak on:

  • the benefits of installing rainwater tanks
  • types of tanks and pumps available and the costs involved
  • regulations for installing a tank
  • design features and preventative management procedures

Further advice on water conservation will also be available on the evening.

Stan Abbott's presentation in November 2009 was so popular, the event was booked out. Registrations are essential - register by contacting Marion on 5272794 or community@uhcc.govt.nz

6-7pm

Monday 7 March

Upper Hutt City Library

844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

 

Interactive workshop

A “how to” workshop on building a rainwater collection system is being held during 2 x 2 hour sessions at the Pinehaven Community Hall. The workshop will construct the tank base, install the tank and connect it to the roofwater downpipe.  You are invited to assist and/or observe, and you will be able to get advice on building your own rainwater collection system.  Bring a picture or plan if you like. More details at www.transitiontowns.org.nz/upperhutt or by phoning Pinehaven Progressive Association (Max, 9707630) and Transition Town Upper Hutt (Pat van Berkel, 5288072, pvanb@clear.net.nz)

10am - 12pm

Saturday 19 February

and Saturday 5 March

Pinehaven Community Hall

Forest Road, Pinehaven, Upper Hutt

Comment by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on January 5, 2011 at 9:26pm
Dirt Doctor is hosting Urban Eden weekend workshop in Upper Hutt Feb 19-20, 2011! Please see event listing for further details and contact jacob@dirtdoctor.co.nz or 021-766-827 if you are interested in participating.
Comment by Kristen Morse on November 19, 2010 at 11:22am
Hi Lynette - it is on every Saturday. Usually between 8-11.30am. I usually pack up after then and are gone by 12 but the fruit and veg man, Harry Kent, who runs the market is there for longer. there are 4 stall holders there every week and 4-5 others that come and go as it suits them. I'm there this week and the following week will be at the Pinehaven school Gala instead then back to Trentham Market the following week.
Comment by Lynette White on November 19, 2010 at 8:09am
is the trentham market on every saturday- what time?
Comment by Kristen Morse on November 8, 2010 at 8:29am
I have a couple of cross bred pullets looking for a good home. They are white leghorn crossed possibly with Orpington or brown shaver. Good layers and if allowed to sit would be good mothers. In their first laying year, medium sized tinted egg. $20 each.
 

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