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Hutt Valley: Two car crashes last night

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Around 9 pm last night two seperate car crashes occurred.

A car burst into flames in Petone at the intersection of Jackson and Cuba Street after two cars collided. Firefighters put out the fire and nobody was hurt.

In another seperate incident at Haywards Hill two cars collided no injuries were reported.


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January 30, 2010 at 7:46 am

Petone: Video highlights reel

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Petone on KenzoTV

Enjoy looking at Petone through a creative Summer eye.

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January 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm

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Petone: Orca visit Petone Foreshore (Video Footage)

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Friday brought an Orca pod of roughly six whales into Wellington Harbour. They entertained lots of people for around 9 hours, but put on a very grand show at Petone beach from 3pm as they moved gradually around to Days Bay. There were literally hundreds of people following them.

Fortunately I have secured some video footage, so sit back and enjoy if you missed it.

Courtesy of Benjamin Fellows.

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December 13, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Petone: The Empire, Jackson Street

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Formerly the Empire Hotel, now ‘The Empire’, the new gastro-pub on Jackson Street (opposite Murphy’s Bar) is ‘O for awesome’. 

Paul Rowan, of Mange Tout fame, has opened this new establishment in time for Christmas.  The place looks amazing and the garden bar  is a real feature. In fact for summer days this will be the place. The short video gives a quick insight, but you must visit it yourself. Interested in the backstory over the demise of the old Empire Hotel check here and here. Its a credit to Paul in the quick turnaround and changing a blot on Jackson Street to what will be an entertainment asset.

We had lunch there today (opening day) – the burger was good and the chicken and cider pie was very tasty.  If you like the food at Lonestar and Speights Ale House, then you’ll like The Empire.  The food is somewhere in between the two places, with meal prices under $20 for the burger or pie – and a bit more for the stonegrill.  They’ve got Macs range of beers and Stella on tap, with others in the fridge.  I had the Oyster Bay sav which is always good.  We also spotted a couple getting the platter, so we’ll be back again over Summer – maybe next time we’ll sit in the garden bar if the weather behaves!! 

The private function room out the back is an ideal venue for a Xmas party, or office function.  And if gaming is your cup of tea, the pokies return to The Empire in late January. 

The Empire, 175 Jackson Street, Petone.  Call 589 5502.

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December 12, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Petone: Community Board Concert tomorrow

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For the victims of the recent disasters in Samoa, Tonga, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Starring local bands and musicians and organised by the Petone Community Board.
A collect will be taken.
For more information please call Gerald Davidson at 938 3723 or
Where: Central School Hall, Britannia Street, Petone
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00 PM

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December 4, 2009 at 11:23 am

Petone: Just another morning

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This is nice, an appreciation of what a great region we do live in, when mother nature smiles.

Credit to Alexander Efimov his other photography work can be seen here along with his details.

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November 24, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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Petone: Community Board utilizing YouTube

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Since the beginning of this year the Petone Community Board has started uploading video clips to YouTube.

The guiding and main provider is Mason Branch, who says promoting the area in his spare time is a worthwhile pursuit and an opportunity to show off whats going on there.

The conscious decision is to cover material appropriate to the geographical area of the Community Board, hence Korokoro, Petone and Moera feature and include people or activities appropriate to those areas.

No doubt a growing resource (4 so far) and appropriate to building community identity. Credit to Mason for voluteering his time and effort to give such polished productions that offer value back to the community.

Subscribe and watch at PCBonthetube

I include one below on Jackson Street Fiesta from earlier this year.

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November 24, 2009 at 8:50 am