Western Lake, Featherston

1 day ago

Where are you renting?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Trade Me's latest figures show Wellington's median rent has topped $600 for the first time. But if you go further afield it's not much better, with the region sitting at $580, and areas like Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kāpiti Coast seeing huge increases in inquiries. Where are you … View moreTrade Me's latest figures show Wellington's median rent has topped $600 for the first time. But if you go further afield it's not much better, with the region sitting at $580, and areas like Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kāpiti Coast seeing huge increases in inquiries. Where are you choosing to rent these days?

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2 days ago

What's your preferred peanut butter?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Premium and alternative nut butters - like Wellington's Fix and Fogg - have some of the highest sales growth at supermarkets nationwide. Have you made the switch to more artisan brands, or would you rather stay with the tried and true?

2 hours ago

Nova 1 Wood Lathe

Kathleen & John from Greytown

Nova 1 Wood Lathe. Perfect for a beginner/intermediate turner looking for an affordable lathe. Excellent condition, 6 speed, 255mm of turning capacity with extension out to 560mm between centres. MT2 head and tail stock with M30x3.5 RH spindle.
Comes complete with spare drive belt, Steb drive and … View more
Nova 1 Wood Lathe. Perfect for a beginner/intermediate turner looking for an affordable lathe. Excellent condition, 6 speed, 255mm of turning capacity with extension out to 560mm between centres. MT2 head and tail stock with M30x3.5 RH spindle.
Comes complete with spare drive belt, Steb drive and tail stock centre, standard tail stock centre, spare 100mm tool rest and assorted tools.

Looking for sensible offers

Negotiable

3 hours ago

Peter Matcham - - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Pete, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them … View moreKia ora koutou, I’m Pete, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

My wife and I have been living at the edge of Belmont Park for over 30 years and I consider it my responsibility to pass on a sustainable healthy catchment to my grandchildren. We can’t do this alone and need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our water.
Increasing population and changing land use is putting pressure on our water, from our rivers and streams to the supply of drinking water, and management of storm and waste water. Fixing these problems is going to cost a lot, and we need to find solutions that are fair and equitable based on sound evidence and knowledge.

To do this we need to understand your views and to work with you and your community. Let’s shape the future of this place and our precious freshwater together.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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3 hours ago

Anya Pollock - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Anya from Karori, a member of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways … View moreKia ora koutou, I am Anya from Karori, a member of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

The Karori Stream that flows through my backyard serves as a reminder to me every single day on the importance of making our waterways healthy. We need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our waterways, which are under pressure from increasing population. We need solutions that require real change in the way we interact with water if we want it to be safe for our kids. And we need to think long-term about how and who pays for these solutions.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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1 day ago

Jars with lids

Julia Neighbourly Lead from South Wairarapa District

I'd like to offer my place as a drop-off for people who want glass jars with lids. They could be little or large. A lot of us are making jams or preserves from our fruit and vegetable gardens at the moment. I've been recycling like mad, but lately have been collecting jars for apricot and… View moreI'd like to offer my place as a drop-off for people who want glass jars with lids. They could be little or large. A lot of us are making jams or preserves from our fruit and vegetable gardens at the moment. I've been recycling like mad, but lately have been collecting jars for apricot and blackberry jam, and elderberry syrup. Suddenly my stash of jars seems unequal to the task. Anyone out there who would like to participate?

20 hours ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great … View more
Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

1 day ago

Brookside Featherston open home

Fiona from South Wairarapa District

Tiny and Small house village Open Home
This Sunday 1pm - 4pm
www.facebook.com...

Come and say hi!

Negotiable

1 day ago

Great locals rate for Pūkaha - perfect for you before schools goes back!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

If you live in either Tararua or Wairarapa (from Norsewood to Featherston), just take in your proof of address to claim 50% off your entrance ticket.
And if you've got visitors - take them to Pūkaha and you can enter for free! Neat deal - on offer all the time! Remember too Pūkaha is … View more
If you live in either Tararua or Wairarapa (from Norsewood to Featherston), just take in your proof of address to claim 50% off your entrance ticket.
And if you've got visitors - take them to Pūkaha and you can enter for free! Neat deal - on offer all the time! Remember too Pūkaha is open every day till 6pm. Great family fun.

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1 day ago

THE SURPRISE PARTY at Circa Theatre

Sales & Marketing Manager from Circa Theatre

A new summer comedy from Playwright and DomPost columnist Dave Armstrong (The Motor Camp) and directed by Conrad Newport

“The funniest stage-comedy I’ve seen in years…” Simon Sweetman, Off the Tracks

Doug Morris has been the sole MP of his tiny left-wing party for nine years. But when… View more
A new summer comedy from Playwright and DomPost columnist Dave Armstrong (The Motor Camp) and directed by Conrad Newport

“The funniest stage-comedy I’ve seen in years…” Simon Sweetman, Off the Tracks

Doug Morris has been the sole MP of his tiny left-wing party for nine years. But when Beehive scandals and social media disasters hit both major parties, Doug and his ragtag list of hopeless candidates – including a bus driver who hates passengers and a transport spokesperson who doesn’t drive – are in serious danger of winning power. Doug is horrified – he knows what they’re like!
Book now

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5 days ago

ORGANIC BASIL

Debbie from Greytown

Organic Basil leaves picked fresh to order $2.50 sandwich size bag.

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2 days ago

Keep safe this summer!

Ministry for Primary Industries

The summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill … View moreThe summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill this summer. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, so remember these easy steps while cooking.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn more

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3 days ago

Louise Askin - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Louise from Makara Beach, and a co-chair of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and … View moreKia ora koutou, I’m Louise from Makara Beach, and a co-chair of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

Some of our waterways have high levels of E-coli and other illness causing bacteria for anyone who ingests them. We need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our waterways, which are under pressure due to increasing population and land development. We need solutions to be able to enjoy our beautiful waterways and this will require change. This needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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4 days ago

Would you like to meet new people?

Manchester Unity Friendly Society - Greytown Lodge

Manchester Unity can offer you the chance to meet like minded people while enjoying a wide range of social events.
Events we have planned include, High Tea, Mini Golf, Attending WOW and Wellington on a Plate and a super Christmas function!
If you would like to know more about how to join please … View more
Manchester Unity can offer you the chance to meet like minded people while enjoying a wide range of social events.
Events we have planned include, High Tea, Mini Golf, Attending WOW and Wellington on a Plate and a super Christmas function!
If you would like to know more about how to join please contact:

Pip on 04 566 7132 or pipm@manchesterunity.org.nz

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6 days ago

KittyCat Rehoming kittens at the Masterton SPCA!

Lee from South Wairarapa District

Due to a lack of volunteers we are unable to put up our tamed kittens for adoption ourselves – its very time-consuming and labour intensive to get lots of kittens to and from the vet to be desexed and have two vaccinations. So this year we have trapped and tamed them and surrendered them to other… View moreDue to a lack of volunteers we are unable to put up our tamed kittens for adoption ourselves – its very time-consuming and labour intensive to get lots of kittens to and from the vet to be desexed and have two vaccinations. So this year we have trapped and tamed them and surrendered them to other rescues. Last Friday we took 6 kittens to the SPCA in Masterton who have done a lot of the hard work for us. Those 6 kittens are now ready to go to their furever homes. If you’d like to meet our kittens you can see them in the adoption room at the SPCA. Thankyou very much Masterton SPCA!

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