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Welcome to the Eastbourne Herald.  Not much in life is free, but your local community newspaper, the Eastbourne Herald is. 

100% locally owned and operated, the Eastbourne Herald is the go-to source for local news, reviews, sport and culture, covering everything in the beautiful Eastbourne Village and Bays beside the harbour of Wellington, New Zealand.

We are read by over 5,000 people and circulated to more than 2,500 local households and businesses every month.


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Beach Clean-up!

The East Harbour Environmental Association is putting on a beach clean-up on Saturday 9th April.

Meet at 9am at Burdans Gate. For those who want to go further please bring bikes.

Posted by The Eastbourne Herald on March 29, 2016 at 8:56

The raft got a lot of use today!

Posted by The Eastbourne Herald on February 3, 2016 at 21:25

Thanks Maggie!

Posted by The Eastbourne Herald on February 3, 2016 at 11:01

House and pet minder

Hi. I'm just finishing up a house sit in Eastbourne and would love to stay in this community a little while longer if another sit came up. 

I'm a professional non smoker with excellent references and great with animals/plants. Safe as houses!

Feel free to give me a call if you would like your home secure and safe while you are away.




Posted by nick on September 28, 2015 at 20:45

The Hutt Camera Club Exhibition

The Hutt Camera Club's annual exhibition begins on Wednesday (the 30th of September).

It runs for 10 days until the 10th of October and consists of a stunning exhibition of member's photos.

Posted by The Eastbourne Herald on September 28, 2015 at 14:32

Action Replay

Next week the “Action Replay” campaign launches across the Hutt. This campaign aims to gather donations of quality sports gear and recycle them into Hutt communities where deprivation is high. This project will help young people and families into a range of opportunities, reducing the risk of non-communicable disease and create happier communities. 


Can you help? During the week August 17-21 there will be containers in four locations. We are interested in any item which your perceive will create a new opportunity for somebody to be active (but probably not ski gear, wooden tennis rackets or kayaks).


You might also earn brownie points at home for (early) spring cleaning. J


Your donation will go straight to where it is needed.


This project will succeed if people see it! If you can’t help, that’s fine, but we do appreciate any effort that you make in forwarding this to your contacts.


Much more on the project is visible here.

Any questions email


Posted by The Eastbourne Herald on August 13, 2015 at 10:25

The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sherlock Holmes vs. the Powers of Evil


Sherlock Holmes v/s the Powers of Evil




25th July – 29th August CIRCA ONE


“…Kircher…an on-stage presence that compels…”JOHN SMYTHE - THEATREVIEW


Following his lead cast role as Bifur the Dwarf in The Hobbit trilogy of movies, William Kircher returns to the stage after a 20 year absence.

He is delighted to be playing the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes. His last appearance all those years ago was at Circa in Brilliant Lies, which was also directed by Ross Jolly. When Ross was casting Sherlock Holmes, he happened to hear a familiar voice on National radio and recognised it as William’s. He emailed him offering him the role and William accepted immediately. It was perfect timing because as so

on as the play ends William is off to Los Angeles. “I’ve got work over there and there are a lot of opportunities for me – it is a big change in my life! Being in the Hobbit films has opened doors all over the world. It has enabled me to take my acting career to an international level. It was a great opportunity to be back on stage and play the fantastic Sherlock Holmes. And it is wonderful to back at Circa Theatre.”  

William Kircher plays Holmes as dynamic…”   JOHN SMYTHE - THEATREVIEW                                                                                                                                                                  

The Hound of the Baskervilles has to…


Posted by The Eastbourne Herald on July 29, 2015 at 20:24

Free Self Defence Worskop held at Les Mills Extreme Wellington this Saturday

Free self defence workshop at Les Mills Extreme in the city on Saturday between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. Already 40 members of the public have signed up. 

Posted by The Eastbourne Herald on July 9, 2015 at 19:00

Flooding Update 1: Riverbank Carpark users advised to move their cars


Heavy rain has caused Hutt River to rise and flooding has closed the Riverbank Carpark this morning.  Carpark users are advised to move their cars immediately.

Block Road has also closed due to rising river levels.  Harcourt Werry Drive remains open but we are monitoring the situation given more bad weather is forecast for this afternoon.

Motorists are urged to take care on the roads.

Posted by The Eastbourne Herald on May 14, 2015 at 11:01


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