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Release of list of Earthquake prone buildings in the Hutt

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Peter Dunne of United Future released today a list of Earthquake prone buildings in Lower Hutt and Petone. Upper Hutt City council as of yet has not released its list.

No doubt all of this relevant given the recent quakes.

Follow the full story here with links to articles and peoples comments ex Twitter.

We do appreciate your comments as this issue is important certainly for the future of Petone and the issue around Jackson Streets character buildings.


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March 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

AmeriCarna hits the Hutt Valley

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This weekend sees the AmeriCarna car carnival arrive. AmeriCARna will bring in excess of 400 American cars, along with drivers, passengers, supporters, and enthusiasts for four days. A celebration of the American car by enthusiasts from around New Zealand. The event will see cars in various places this weekend, road closures are here and events schedule here

The video below shows the numbers and types that are visiting the valley this weekend after yesterdays registration. If you get a chance take an opportunity to have a look at these cars at one of the scheduled events.

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February 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

Phyllis Tarawhiti

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Dear Hutt NZ, I am trying to contact a resident of the Hutt
Valley – Phyllis Tarawhiti. She returned to New Zealand in 2008
after spending 11 years in the notorious Bangkok Hilton jail. The
following link takes you to an article on her story The reason I would like to contact
her is that Raw Television, the television production company I
work for in London produce a National Geographic programme called
Locked Up Abroad. The show has been running for 6 series. Each
episode tells the cautionary tale of someone who has lost their
freedom through bad judgement or bad luck in a country far from
their home. I am struggling to make contact with her at the moment
but do know that she lives in the Hutt Valley – I am aware also
that this is a very large area – could you recommend any local
newspapers or organisations I could get in touch in order to find
her. If her story ends up being used on one of our programmes a
small finder’s fee could be arranged. The website for the series
has clips of past shows.
Please let me know if you would like anymore information. I look
forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Julia Julia Nottingham
Development Assistant Producer 2nd Floor Solecast House | 13-27
Brunswick Place | London | N1 6DX Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7017 1650 | Fax:
+ 44 (0) 20 7017 1651

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January 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Pomare Eviction continues – How long now? The never ending story of Farmer Crescent

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The media reported this morning that the continuing saga around the case of  three Lower Hutt women looks set to continue in their fight to remain in their state houses, despite the Court of Appeal dismissing their case.

The families were issued an eviction notice from their Pomare homes in March last year, but they say they were discriminated against by Housing New Zealand. A ruling by Judge Justice Wild at the time said nothing could change, and the decision to evict remained.

Todays Court of Appeal ruling has upheld the original Tenancy Tribunal , in favour of Housing New Zealand, however, it also pointed out discrimination is a Bill of Rights issue, and therefore not something the tribunal can even consider.

It’s understood the women will now continue to fight their case through the Human Rights Commission.

The never ending story, Im sure their lawyer Liz Hall (at taxpayers expense) is well shall we say, enjoying the journey.

As I have stated before we could have brought the three houses for them by now with the taxpayers money spent, last years video , shows the total then was $250,000 by just Housing NZ.

When will we get a grip on reality, stop proving a point, clogging up the courts, and wasting my money!

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December 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

Cadillac Dinner – The Owner responds ahead of tonights TV3’s “The Kitchen Job”

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Well I suppose all that should be said will be revealed in tonights show, but no doubt the the first word should go to the owner who posted these comments on this blog late yesterday

Hi everyone.Thank you to all who have supported us here at the Diner and thank you very much for the kind feed back.Sorry for not replying to all of the feed back sooner.I would like to apologise for some of the rude comments I have said to the ones who have left not so good but honest feedback.As the director of Cadillac Diner I will not be taking the comments so personally as this is very unprofessional I admit.To all who have had a bad experience here at the Diner I would like to invite you back to give it another go.I have since resigned from my primary employment of 17years with the company I was employed with to work full time unpaid at the Cadillac Diner to take full control in all areas to make sure that our welcomed value customers are 100% satisfied in every way.I have sinced made many many changes and I am personally overseeing everything that involves service and meals.Thank you again for your bad comments as it has helped me to figue out where I was going wrong and relising that this was totally unacceptable.My Sincere apologies.To those who have supported us and have left great kind feed back I wish to thank you very much in helping me see that there is a small candle glowing at the end of the tunnel for the Cadillac Diner.We are trying very hard on no cash flow to keep up with the big boys on the block and its very hard and demanding.I guess I was taking my frustration out on customers that were leaving bad comments.I have changed the place now with outstanding outcomes with much more good yet to come now that I have immersed my self here now.I would like to wish everyone a very merry christmas to you all and loved ones and I hope your festive season is safe and enjoyable to you all.The Cadillac Diner will continue to grow with only your support.Please support us as we want to give back in some way oneday to the community when we are able too.Bye for now,Regards Karl

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December 7, 2010 at 9:35 am

Cadillac Dinner Lower Hutt on TV3’s “The Kitchen Job”

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Well it is with great interest I will watch The Kitchen Job on TV3 7.30pm Tuesday as it trys to help out Cadillac Dinner in High Street. We wrote a review back in April and were 50/50 on it, and I suppose the true test is if you go back, we have not.

Given all of that it has the most active and trolled comments on this blog with disparaging remarks to the owner and staff alike. 42 comments to be precise. No love lost, and the owners first step into the food industry.

No point me explaining it, take a look back at Cadillac Dinner from April this year and read the comments

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December 6, 2010 at 11:30 am

Eastbourne Carnival 2010

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Held on Saturday 26th under beautiful skies, brought the crowds around to Eastbourne in huge numbers. more popular than previous years, with a huge variety of craft stands from local suppliers.


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November 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm