38 days ago

Come on people, lets get together and stop the private sale and abuse of fireworks.

Bita from One Tree Hill

“Wellington Zoo is calling for an end to private fireworks after a spooked animal died on Guy Fawkes night.

The male Nyala - a type of antelope native to southern Africa - was found dead at the Zoo on Wednesday morning.

General manager of animal care and science Daniel Warsaw said they believe the Nyala got spooked from fireworks and ran into a fence.

“”What we've found on the post-mortem was that his death was caused by high levels of stress."


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12 minutes ago

Au Pair Wanted

Karen from Onehunga

Hi Neighbours
I am looking for a live-in Au pair for January 2020.
If you are interested or know of anybody please can you pass the message around.
The au pair will have their own room, which is spacious and lovely and use of all house and large garden, internet, laundry facilities etc, it is a nice family home.
I have 3 children aged 5, 8 and 11. My youngest will start School in February.
Approx duties would be school runs and activity runs and evening childcare, and to help family routines and activities run smoothly.
$200 per week, 20+ hours/week
Au pair needs 2 references and own car.
Please Private Message me
Thank you.

1 hour ago

Does anyone know these people?

Holly from Remuera

I came across this in the Ellerslie Op Shop, and was curious as to its background/story

So far a search of all the names hasn’t turned up anything!

I was wondering if anyone else knew

1 day ago

Dog Owner? Concerned that the Orakei Local Board isn't listening to the people it represents?

Admin from Waiatarua Dog Fans

At their business meeting held on 5 December 2019 the Orakei Local Board voted to adopt the Waiatarua Reserve Enhancement Plan. This plan includes a change that will directly affect the main user group of the Reserve (dog walkers) and includes a proposal for an additional ON-LEASH area in the Reserve.

12 (c) request Parks and Places add an item to its 2020/2021 work programme to undertake a bylaw review of dog exercise areas in Waiatarua Reserve, in line with the Waiatarua Enhancement Plan.

(see proposed area in image of top section of reserve below).

The Waiatarua Reserve Enhancement Plan now includes an area that could potentially see dogs leashed - including a segment of the main perimeter walking track.

Frequent users of the park - Waiatarua Dog Walkers (587 members) presented evidence to the Board at this business meeting showing strong opposition to the inclusion of this proposal in the Reserve Plan. The Waiatarua Reserve Protection group who have been working in the Reserve for decades were also strongly opposed, and wanted this area removed from the Plan. Nonetheless - the Orakei Local Board disregarded the main user groups and included this provision together with a request to Parks & Places greenlighting the process. No reasons were given for this decision at the business meeting and no reasons have been given despite a subsequent email request to the Board to provide them.

For those unaware of the reserve and its current use, there is currently a well established play ground complete with facilities and parking at the South West end of the reserve. This group supports the enhancement of this play ground area which is already ON LEASH, and believes the Board should be focusing on water quality monitoring and enhancement of the wetlands rather than wasting time and money on by-law changes that are not wanted by the main users of the Reserve (see image of stagnant stream).

If you are a dog fan and support retaining the current off-leash areas in the reserve so our pooches can continue to have a safe and secure space to exercise then please help us get heard by signing the petition. www.change.org...