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    Easy Straw Rockets

    Got a bunch of covered straws (hint:  your local burger place may have a few).Carefully rip the straw cover in half.Draw a couple of space shuttles onto paper and cut them out.Use clear tape to attach the space shuttles to half of the straw cover.Now just blow on the straw and watch your rocket soar!Once one straw cover gets wet, just tape a rocket onto the other half and get ready to launch again.Source - Pink Stripey Socks   Read More...

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    Paper Plate Frisbees

    SUPPLIES2 paper plates for each frisbeecolorful markers or crayonsscissorsclear sticky tapeDIRECTIONSPlace both plates right side up, as if you were going to put food on them. Cover them with clear tape, allowing the excess tape to overlap, but do not fold it over. Use the scissors to cut off the excess around the plate.Turn the plates upside down and use markers or crayons to decorate as you wish.Place both plates together so that the decorated sides are facing out.   Read More...

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    Paper Plate Frisbees

    SUPPLIES2 paper plates for each frisbeecolorful markers or crayonsscissorsclear sticky tapeDIRECTIONSPlace both plates right side up, as if you were going to put food on them. Cover them with clear sticky tape, allowing the excess tape to overlap, but do not fold it over. Use the scissors to cut off the excess around the plate.Turn the plates upside down and use markers or crayons to decorate as you wish.Place both plates together so that the decorated sides are facing out.   Read More...

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    Roller Derby comes to the Hutt

    Roller Derby is coming to the Hutt Valley!Roller Derby- where a "jammer" tries to get past four "blockers" of the opposing team and lap them, while the opposition is trying to do the same.  Hutt Valley now has their very own team - The Hutt Valley Vanguard Roller Derby League.They  are the only team in the Wellington area that invites all genders to compete in full contact derby."The league was created to fill a need for full contact roller derby in the Lower H...  Read More...

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    Make Your Own Maze

    Work on a range of skills with your child (shape identification, predictions and gross motor) during an empty afternoon with a quick and easy ball maze. This project takes about two items and maybe 20 minutes to complete.Find out how to get it done by clicking here.   Read More...

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    New Blue Ducks at Staglands

    Blue duck numbers will hopefully get a boost following the arrival of a new breeding pair at Staglands.The new whio have come from Pukaha Mount Bruce.The whio, or blue duck, features on the New Zealand $10 note, and are native to the country.Staglands hopes their new whio will settle in as well as this pair at Pukaha Mt Bruce.Rarer than some species of kiwi and with an estimated population of less than 2500, the whio is vulnerable and faces the risk of extinction.Found nowhere else in the world ...  Read More...

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    DIY 3D triangle: a great 5 minute origami idea.

    This is an easy tutorial for the origami Fox Box.You could use these as gift boxes, attach a ribbon for a Christmas tree decoration, or make a lot of them and thread onto a string for a garland.. or even hang a few from invisible thread, would be beautiful.via Art all the way   Read More...

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    Eat chocolate to raise money for charity and you could win Silver rings from Partridge Jewellers!

    The Hutt Valley High School students – Bonnie Jansen, Matt Chin, Arianna Valentine and Olivia Paulin – entered the Young Enterprise Scheme with their company Go for Gold to raise money for the children's ward at Hutt Hospital.Using chocolates from Petone gourmet company, Chocolate Story, the idea is to sell 100 boxes of chocolates at $14 each. Three gold-wrapped boxes would win their lucky buyers a silver ring from Partridge Jewellers.They have 20 boxes to sell and only one of the three prizes h...  Read More...

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    Lower Hutt residents petition to rid community of high-risk offenders

    Lower Hutt residents petitioning government to rid communities of high-risk offendersLower Hutt residents faced with a child sex offender being housed nearby are petitioning the government to shift high-risk criminals to prison grounds.Maungaraki residents met on Monday night and some signed a petition headed by the Sensible Sentencing Trust to ask for a law that would see any offender subjected to an extended supervision order have to live within prison grounds unless directed by a court.A Corr...  Read More...

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    Build Up to BrickCon Begins

    Lego fans will have plenty of reasons to go to Upper Hutt over the next couple of months.Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre has built up an impressive programme of Lego-themed events to tie in with its latest exhibition, which opened last weekend.Brick Flicks, by English artist and Lego fan Warren Elsmore is a series of photos recreating famous scenes from Hollywood flicks out of Lego bricks.  The exhibition features more than 25 movie scenes from well-known movies including King Kon...  Read More...

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