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The Imperial Tobacco plant in Petone is currently being pulled down to make way for 95 townhouses and a business park.In mid-2020 the 2.25 hectare site was bought by developers
The Great Petone Beach Dig was held on Saturday 7 March. Hosted by Petone Beach Clean Up Crew and supporting HuHaNZ (Helping you Help Animals NZ) Animal Welfare group. Participants paid $5 for a chance to win great family prizes.
On the same day, held at Eastbourne Williams Park was the Eastbourne Local Wild Food Challenge 2020.
A fun community festival involving a Cooking Challenge, educational workshops, wild food demos, food stalls, live music and more..
There was the opportunity to enter a dish with at least one wild ingredient in an entry of your choice or to come along as a spectator & enjoy seeing & tasting wild dishes created by locals.
The event has been run since 2008, starting with the small contest in Eastbourne, and grown to 7 challenges in 5 countries across the world.
Petone Rotary Fair was held on Jackson Street on Saturday 15 February from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lots of stalls and entertainment for the family. As always a popular fair drawing people from around the region.
Local residents whose property has been purchased as part of the Melling Interchange development are upset that local MP Chris Bishop released a newsletter, while they remain unaware as to the next step from government agencies involved. Mr Bishop has undertaken to contact residents directly impacted.
Christopher Bishop Hi there. I’ve been keeping people informed through letters for two years, this was the 4th one that went out.
Absolutely no intention to be insensitive to anyone impacted by the project. My office has been helping people affected by the project for over four years now. Always ready and willing to assist and I’ll be sitting down with Chanelle soonFacebook Comment on HuttNZ 14 Feb 2020
No doubt Chanelle will be awaiting to hear from her local MP
Tiny house builder loses court battle. In a ruling on Jnuary 31 by the Environment court the tiny house requires a building consent, as it could not be easily moved. However the HCC also “mucked up” by not giving the owner Jono Voss enough time to remove the tiny house
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.
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We do appreciate your comments as this issue is important certainly for the future of Petone and the issue around Jackson Streets character buildings.