Western Lake, Featherston

16 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbourly folk, this one should not be to hard.

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4 hours ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

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We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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1 day ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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5 hours ago

What's On: Sing To Me

Nicolette from Auckland Central

Two worlds collide when mild-mannered optometrist Ata and fierce sea maiden Whetū fall in love. From Taki Rua Productions and directed by Miriama McDowell.
Sing To Me
  • Te Whaea Theatre (Toi Whakaari)
6 hours ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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2 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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1 day ago

Push to get every Kiwi scanning, every time

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there … View more
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there be a community outbreak.
Everyone – every single one of us – needs to be scanning the NZ Covid Tracer app, or signing in on a sheet of paper, every single time.
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.

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1 day ago

What's On: Ronda Thompson, Oil Painting Exhibition

Alfred from Petone

Ronda Thompson's exquisite oil paintings of Wellington will be exhibited at Petone's foreshore gallery between Saturday 23 Jan and Sunday 21 Feb, Gallery open 10.30am -4pm Tuesday- Sunday. Free Entry.
Ronda Thompson, Oil Painting Exhibition
  • Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery
1 day ago
1 day ago

Gardens Magic postponed

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Tonights Gardens Magic concert (Tuesday 19 January) has been postponed due to forecast high winds.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates, and stay safe out there whānau!
wellington.govt.nz...

2 days ago

Grooves up or down? Decking debate settled

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

The great kiwi deck, every home should have one. But there's a decking debate raging in DIY and Reno circles: Should the grooves go up or down?
We think we've settled the argument here.

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1 day ago

Fabric-a-Brac on this weekend in Greytown

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Make your sewing/crafting dreams come true at the Wairarapa's first "Fabric-a-brac" sale.
Over 20 stallholders will be set up in the Greytown Town Hall on Sat 23rd Jan, with an incredible array of fabric, patterns, zips and buttons on offer. All proceeds to Hospice Wairarapa. … View more
Make your sewing/crafting dreams come true at the Wairarapa's first "Fabric-a-brac" sale.
Over 20 stallholders will be set up in the Greytown Town Hall on Sat 23rd Jan, with an incredible array of fabric, patterns, zips and buttons on offer. All proceeds to Hospice Wairarapa. Co-incides with Greytown famous Sidewalk Sale which is on all three weekend days.

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1 day ago

“The Look of Love” at Circa Theatre

Circa Theatre

Award-winning Ali Harper is bringing her show The Look of Love to Circa Theatre from 23 Jan – 20 Feb!

Showcasing the extensive hit songs of the one and only Burt Bacharach, prepare to be wowed as Ali delivers a non-stop feast for the heart and soul.

‘I Say A Little Prayer,’ ‘Close To … View more
Award-winning Ali Harper is bringing her show The Look of Love to Circa Theatre from 23 Jan – 20 Feb!

Showcasing the extensive hit songs of the one and only Burt Bacharach, prepare to be wowed as Ali delivers a non-stop feast for the heart and soul.

‘I Say A Little Prayer,’ ‘Close To You,’ ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart,’ ‘Alfie,’ ‘Walk On By,’ ‘What The World Needs Now’ all made famous by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Karen Carpenter and Cilla Black.

“Genuine charm and vocal prowess” Theatreview, Christchurch

“Do yourself a favour, treat yourself to a ticket and witness a masterful artist at work.” Backstage, Christchurch.
Book Now

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6 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we are featuring the kingfisher, with words and a picture from Louise Thomas. They are often hard to spot but are one of the most beautiful birds you will see.

"Sacred kingfishers/kōtare (Todiramphus sanctus) seem special to me. A lightning flash of brilliant blue as they nip down … View more
This week we are featuring the kingfisher, with words and a picture from Louise Thomas. They are often hard to spot but are one of the most beautiful birds you will see.

"Sacred kingfishers/kōtare (Todiramphus sanctus) seem special to me. A lightning flash of brilliant blue as they nip down from the power lines over the river or one of the posts they like to perch on to snatch a crab or little fish – the strike operation takes only seconds, barely breaking the water. I’ve almost given up trying to catch one on my camera diving. They are ruthless with their food, smashing in on their post, presumably to kill it, before swallowing it whole. I haven’t seen him for a few months, but I had one who liked to visit the garden off and on. He was a loveable, if badly behaved, guest, throwing up indigestible crab bits and staking out the compost bin where a mouse lives – he used to watch it with such intensity, like he was trying to use his mind meld powers to make the mouse run out. Come to think of it, I haven't seen the mouse for awhile either. Hmmm. Here is a young chap (an immature) with his chest still mottled from Pauatahanui the other day."

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8 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wet, wet , wet. It is obviously a flood but what is going on here?

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3 days ago

Come visit and nurture a conversation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help … View more
Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help nurture those conversations, we invite you to our Care Centre Open Days at your local Ryman village. A tour will give you first-hand experience of our village communities and the exceptional care we provide. Care options include the extra support of a serviced apartment, resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
Find out more

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