South Wairarapa District, Featherston

21 hours ago

Do you know how climate change is affecting our island neighbours?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours! A group of students have returned from their time on Tokelau with a story to tell of strength and community in the face of climate change. Their documentary, VAKA, is on display as part of Massey's Exposure exhibition until Nov 17. What are your thoughts on projects like this?

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34 minutes ago

For the protection of your business!

Erin from Blackbird Administration

If you are using Word or Google Docs to raise your invoices, PLEASE PLEASE convert to PDF before sending.

Why?
- Because if the receiver disagrees with your invoice, they can
alter it, there is no protection. While you may have the original, for disputes this becomes a grey area as to who is right… View more
If you are using Word or Google Docs to raise your invoices, PLEASE PLEASE convert to PDF before sending.

Why?
- Because if the receiver disagrees with your invoice, they can
alter it, there is no protection. While you may have the original, for disputes this becomes a grey area as to who is right and who is wrong.

- If the receiver uses accounting software, it becomes a hassle for them, as the formats can be distorted and results in extra work for them. Don’t forget delays in paying you.

Using MYOB or Xero but not the invoicing function? Contact Blackbird Administration and for a small cost I will get you up and running with professional invoicing. You will remove double entry from your day.

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3 days ago

Fireworks Ban

Joanna from Masterton District

Local Government NZ (LGNZ) voted at their AGM this year to petition government to ban the private sale of fireworks in NZ. I called Masterton District Council today and was told they did NOT vote in favour of this ban! How many people did they consult before making that obviously ill-informed … View moreLocal Government NZ (LGNZ) voted at their AGM this year to petition government to ban the private sale of fireworks in NZ. I called Masterton District Council today and was told they did NOT vote in favour of this ban! How many people did they consult before making that obviously ill-informed decision???
Do they not read Neighbourly and get a sense of the misery and destruction fireworks cause at ALL times of the year??
How dare they decide it's ok to continue with this stupid and outdated activity which causes such harm.
I am trying to find out how we can let govt know that there is a big silent majority who hate backyard fireworks, want private sales banned but dont know how to makes our voices heard.
If we want change, we ALL need to speak up.

10 hours ago

Support your local community with My Challenge

Challenge Fuel

My Challenge is a rewards programme designed to make a difference.

You can earn points, save on fuel with discounts and support your local community by donating your points or discounts.
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15 hours ago

Single bed

Hannah from Martinborough

As per photo, mattress, base and headboard included.

Price: $40

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15 hours ago

Large Hosta in 10 inch pot.

Joan from Masterton District

One healthy hosta in a ten inch plastic pot.
Hostas are at their best now. They will shoot up flowers soon, and as the Summer progresses they start to think about going underground and resting for the winter.
They do like moisture and shade. By a stream or pond is ideal. They do well in pots.

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One healthy hosta in a ten inch plastic pot.
Hostas are at their best now. They will shoot up flowers soon, and as the Summer progresses they start to think about going underground and resting for the winter.
They do like moisture and shade. By a stream or pond is ideal. They do well in pots.

Lovely cushion plants in the garden.

This one is not planted in bought compost but in home made compost and its telling me its happy. I don't spray anything in my garden.
Thanks for looking.
Pickup is in Kuripuni.

Price: $15

15 hours ago

GREEN DOLLAR MARKET

Debbie from Greytown

On this Saturday 16th Nov
10-1pm
St Johns Hall
Main Street (just south of Greytown butchery)
Greytown .
Come and have a browse at a good selection of home made goods. Maybe even pick up a Xmas gift or two!
Everyone welcome, see you there!

21 hours ago

Get in quick for those Toast tickets.

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

This is a can't miss Wine and Food Festival! This Sunday 17th November.
Pop into the Martinborough and Masterton i-SITE's to book your tickets for Toast Martinborough today.

More info on the link below

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1 day ago

PM's kiwi hatches at Pūkaha

Piers Fuller Reporter from News of Wairarapa

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is pleased to announce the successful hatching of Koha Te Aroha, the small kiwi chick named by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The Prime Minister’s kiwi hatched on Friday 8th of November 2019 at 6.30pm and weighed just 306 grams. The chick’s sex is not obvious … View morePūkaha National Wildlife Centre is pleased to announce the successful hatching of Koha Te Aroha, the small kiwi chick named by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The Prime Minister’s kiwi hatched on Friday 8th of November 2019 at 6.30pm and weighed just 306 grams. The chick’s sex is not obvious but can be determined after six months if feathers are sent for DNA testing. The hatching follows the Prime Minister’s visit to Pūkaha on 7th November 2019, where she was welcomed by Mike Kawana, the kaumātua for Rangitāne o Wairarapa, and invited to name one of the kiwi eggs waiting to hatch in an incubator.
A thrilled Jacinda Ardern – and now proud new ‘kiwi’ mother - was said to be ecstatic at the news of the successful hatching. It was also the first time she had ever named a kiwi. The Prime Minister said, “It was humbling to be able to, for the very first time, name one of our most beloved birds. I thank Rangitāne o Wairarapa for giving me this special honour”.
Ardern named the wee kiwi Koha Te Aroha (gift of love) in acknowledgement of the Wairarapa iwi’s incredible gifting to New Zealand of Pūkaha’s 942 hectare forest reserve that will happen in February 2021. She said the reciprocity of giving and love, also evident in her daughter’s name, played a part in her decision. “In the same way that I considered naming Neve Te Aroha, I thought about the people around us that had so much hope for our future and showed us incredible kindness and so it was in the spirit of giving, and the generosity of Rangitāne o Wairarapa who have gifted the land for Pūkaha, that Koha came to mind”, she said.
Koha Te Aroha is from one of a batch of kiwi eggs given to Pūkaha for hatching in 2019 through the Kiwis for kiwi programme, Saving the Kiwi. This aims to reverse the decline of kiwi numbers in New Zealand and instead grow the overall kiwi population by 2% every year. It does this using Operation Nest Egg to stock a few predator-free sites, called kiwi kōhanga. These are usually islands, or predator-free fenced sanctuaries. Eggs are collected from the wild, incubated in a facility such as Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, and the chicks released to the kōhanga at around 3 or 4 weeks of age. There, they will grow, find a mate, and have chicks of their own. In time, the young kiwi will be removed and released to safe places in the wild.
Koha Te Aroha will spend next 20 days at Pūkaha gaining strength for the journey to Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, a kiwi kōhanga site near Cambridge. It is hoped the new hatchling will remind others of the gifts of love, kindness and giving and be an advocate for kiwi conservation in the years to come.

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1 day ago

Wairarapa MEN'S GROUP RE-START

Jonas from Carterton District

Tēnā koutou, neighbours,

There is a special event for men happening tomorrow night in Carterton. Come along or invite your male friends. It is gathering of men 14+ seeking or offering (or ideally both) support with other men from the neighbourhood and wide Wairarapa district. We will share our … View more
Tēnā koutou, neighbours,

There is a special event for men happening tomorrow night in Carterton. Come along or invite your male friends. It is gathering of men 14+ seeking or offering (or ideally both) support with other men from the neighbourhood and wide Wairarapa district. We will share our stories, sad or happy, all welcome because we all learn so much through the stories, especially when more generations are present. It will also be networking because people who are running or starting similar initiatives in different towns will be present and share their experiences. So let's co-create and sharpen the vision for the future of all of us. Carterton Community Courthouse (Holloway St), 7 pm, come on time! Check out more on www.mensgroup...

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1 day ago

It was kinda a pay-it forward kinda thing…

AMI Insurance

When Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness. … View moreWhen Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness.

Read the full article.
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3 days ago

What's On: Have a go at dragonboating

Jenny from Melrose

Have a go at dragonboating with Wellington's breast cancer surviver team CanSurvive and supporter team Can2. No experience necessary (you just need to be able to swim 50m). Email cansurvivedragonboatteam@gmail.com
Have a go at dragonboating
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