HuttNZ Weekly Video Review 17 December 2019

Weekly video review of Hutt Valley activities and events via HuttNZ for December 17 2019

No video next 2 weeks – Its Christmas and New Year, but will bring you anything important if it breaks and also look out for the show on Dec 31 as we look back at the highlights since we started this year!!

Help us step up our production by donating at https://ko-fi.com/huttnz

This week

NaeNae Christmas in the Court

Christmas Lights

Remutaka Swing Bridge 90metre long

Deadpool joins the Blockheads on Wall

H20 Extreme closed in Upper Hutt following glass incident

Gull Petone soon to open

Tuesday Throwback – Quinns Post corner Upper Hutt – see how its changed

Hutt City Council discuss Naenae Pool and impact on community at extraordinary Council meeting

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Matangi Train on new inaugural fare paying run – Footage

Well, it arrives. The new Matangi train is not an urban myth, as footage below shows it on its first run ex Wellington 9.00am. Only two carriages, as was also expected.

Didn’t get onboard, but had a sneak peak inside from the outside. Got to laugh wondered why the door didn’t open, you need to press the button, modern.

Hutt Radio: Update on their broadcast schedule

Well its good to see Hutt Radio progressing so well since my last update in January.

The current lineup.

The BBC WORLD SERVICE is streamed whenever the programme is not “live and local”

Here’s the current schedule of local broadcasts:

Monday-to-Friday 10 am to noon: TEN TO TWELVE
Monday-to-Saturday 12 to 1 (or 2) pm: Kai Time/ music
Monday 7-to-9 pm: SOCCER + CRAIG & COMPANY
Wednesday 7-to-9: Wednesday Night Edition (live chat)
Wednesday 9-to-11 pm: JAZZ-Lite + BIG BANDS Doco
Thursday and Saturday 4-to-6 pm: Music & Local Info
Saturday 10-to-noon: TODAY In The HUTT REGION
Saturday 12-to-6 pm: Three Music-based Programmes

Sunday 11 am-to-5 pm: Music, Humour, Folk, Country
_____________________________________________

39 live hours per week. 15 studio personnel.
About 20 regular contributors per fortnight!

Lower Hutt: Second Scrub fire in two weeks

A small fire started in the eastern hills around 5pm today in the area between Naenae and Fairfield the closest houses being around Summit Road. It started near a water reservoir about 1/2 km up the fire break.
View Larger Map

The small fire was quickly contained by emergency services and the fire was out by 6.30pm.

This follows the more substantial fire two weeks ago in Wingate and the large one in Titahi Bay last week.

Thanks to Steve for footage below

Wingate: Scrub Fire

Emergency services arrived at the blaze just after 2.30pm above Pick-A-Part Wingate.

The fire while initially small increased in size as a strong breeze picked up from the south. The Eastern Hutt Road, Peterkin Street and Cambridge Terrace were closed as the fire increased.

Wingate bridge was also closed.

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

A helicopter from Helipro and eight fire appliances were at the scene fighting the blaze.

By 7.30pm the fire is still been attended to.

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

No houses were being threatened by the flames.

A large crowd watched throughout the afternoon.

Thanks to Megan Leith for Photos

More comprehensive coverage here from Hutt Valley Fire Police Unit