Western Lake, Featherston

34 days ago

Have you seen Joanne?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Police are looking for 15-year-old Joanne Coles who was last seen in Petone on September 30. Have you seen her?

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35 days ago

A great place for cat lovers to visit before the end of the holidays!

Lee from South Wairarapa District

Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Café in Petone is a wonderful place to visit if you love our feline friends. Its run by Richelle and Ken who love to help cats – and cat rescues – by running this café to find loving homes for them. Several rescues, including KittyCat Rehoming Wairarapa, send some of … View moreNeko Ngeru Cat Adoption Café in Petone is a wonderful place to visit if you love our feline friends. Its run by Richelle and Ken who love to help cats – and cat rescues – by running this café to find loving homes for them. Several rescues, including KittyCat Rehoming Wairarapa, send some of their rescues to Neko Ngeru to be adopted. The amazing thing about Ken and Richelle is that they give rescues their full adoption fee so we’re not out of pocket. They charge a fee to enter the cat room at the café so you can spend time with their adorable kitties. You can great homemade sushi and a beautiful Devonshire tea there plus other yummy treats. They also sell beautiful merchandise – for cats and people mad about them – at the café. Their cat room is open to adults and children 7 years and over.
• Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com... or their website nekongeru.nz...
• Or if you’re not online call them on 04 589 2287.

34 days ago

What's your favorite example of Kiwi ingenuity?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

This week our "we got it made" series has highlighted great Kiwi inventions - and today is Wellington's own electric ferry, which should set sail in mid 2020 for East by West Ferries. What's your favourite example of Kiwi ingenuity?

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35 days ago

Don't miss 9 fast laps of Martinborough Square in the Cycle Race today (Friday)

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Super exciting racing today with laps of vineyard and the Square! One of the favourite stages on the tour with what is often a sprint bunch finish
. Be in position from about 11.00am. See how to get involved here - there are prizes to be won!

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35 days ago

Poll: Teens' behaviour using the internet

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi Neighbours, we are looking into teenagers' internet habits and keen to hear your experiences of your children's use of the interweb. We'd like to know, has your teenager skipped meals in order to spend time on the internet?

Teens' behaviour using the internet
  • 41.5% Yes
    41.5% Complete
  • 54.6% No
    54.6% Complete
  • 3.9% I'm not sure
    3.9% Complete
972 votes
35 days ago

Telescopes & Stargazing - Friday & Saturday evenings at Stonehenge Aotearoa

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Learn about New Zealand's unique night sky and legends - fascinating sessions each Fri & Sat night (till end of Feb) from 8pm.
Look through their telescopes and enjoy the famous dark night sky in Wairarapa. Peer into the depths of the Universe, learn about black holes, the lives of the … View more
Learn about New Zealand's unique night sky and legends - fascinating sessions each Fri & Sat night (till end of Feb) from 8pm.
Look through their telescopes and enjoy the famous dark night sky in Wairarapa. Peer into the depths of the Universe, learn about black holes, the lives of the stars, life in the Cosmos, rockets, spaceflight and all things space. Kids just $5 Adults $15 (plus fees). Book with us at either the Masterton or Martinborough Visitor i-SITE Centres.

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35 days ago

Limes

Kenneth from Greytown

I realise they are not in season, but does anyone have limes they are interested in selling?
Thanks.

36 days ago

TOP TIP - Best viewing today for Stage 2 of the NZ Cycle Classic (Thurs 16)

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Today's racing in the top level cycle race is the Masterton - Gladstone circuit and back to Masterton.Three laps of the Gladstone Circuit means 3x to see the action.Best viewing will be at the Gladstone Inn or Gladstone Vineyard for sprint stages or get to the top of Millars Road to watch the … View moreToday's racing in the top level cycle race is the Masterton - Gladstone circuit and back to Masterton.Three laps of the Gladstone Circuit means 3x to see the action.Best viewing will be at the Gladstone Inn or Gladstone Vineyard for sprint stages or get to the top of Millars Road to watch the King of the Mountain stage.
Be there from about 10.15am

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36 days ago

Pea weevil restrictions

Biosecurity New Zealand

Restrictions are still in place in the Wairarapa.

We have successfully reduced the number of pests invading our plants, but we still need your help to eradicate this completely.

So please, no pea planting, no pea seeds and no pea straw.

This pest has the potential to destroy pea crops, so … View more
Restrictions are still in place in the Wairarapa.

We have successfully reduced the number of pests invading our plants, but we still need your help to eradicate this completely.

So please, no pea planting, no pea seeds and no pea straw.

This pest has the potential to destroy pea crops, so restrictions are for both commercial and residential growers. With your help, we can eradicate pea weevil completely.

If you see peas growing, get in touch: 0800 80 99 66, or biosecurity.govt.nz/peaweevil

Thanks for your support, we cannot do this without you.
Learn more

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36 days ago

Want to make your community safer, more resilient and better connected in 2020? Become a Neighbourhood Supporter today! 🏠🧡

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

When you join a Neighbourhood Support group you will:

• Have a great way to get to know the people that live around you.

• Receive emails and alerts that will keep you up-to-date with news from our community partners, including New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency NZ and NZ Civil Defence.

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When you join a Neighbourhood Support group you will:

• Have a great way to get to know the people that live around you.

• Receive emails and alerts that will keep you up-to-date with news from our community partners, including New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency NZ and NZ Civil Defence.

• Gain tips and resources to improve your household and neighbourhood safety.

• Learn how you can be better prepared for emergencies, and more.

Best of all - it’s FREE to join!

Click below to learn more and find your nearest group today...

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36 days ago

Wairarapa Farmers' Market - on every Saturday check it out!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

This great weekly market In Masterton beside The Farriers is bursting with great locally produced items - check out their Facebook page for updates of what's on sale each week. Plenty of parking and great coffee too.

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37 days ago

TOP TIP - Best viewing today for Stage 1 of the NZ Cycle Classic (Wed 15)

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

The NZ Cycle Classic starts today - each day we'll post THE BEST PLACE TO SEE the racing action. Today's racing is Masterton - Alfredton - Masterton - Finishing at the top of Manuka Street, Masterton, near the Masterton Golf Club.This will be a hill climb sprint to the finish after 120… View moreThe NZ Cycle Classic starts today - each day we'll post THE BEST PLACE TO SEE the racing action. Today's racing is Masterton - Alfredton - Masterton - Finishing at the top of Manuka Street, Masterton, near the Masterton Golf Club.This will be a hill climb sprint to the finish after 120 km of hard first day riding.Grab a picnic and get roadside by 12.30pm. Find out more here.

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37 days ago

Have you won in the final giveaway?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Our SIX60 Summer Sounds competition is coming to an end next week. We’ll be selecting a winning neighbourhood to have a private gig from one of the supporting acts of the SIX60 tour. But today is the final draw for the exclusive SIX60 tickets we are giving away to our members! Check to see if … View moreOur SIX60 Summer Sounds competition is coming to an end next week. We’ll be selecting a winning neighbourhood to have a private gig from one of the supporting acts of the SIX60 tour. But today is the final draw for the exclusive SIX60 tickets we are giving away to our members! Check to see if you’ve been drawn as a winner.

Thank you to all of the entrants so far for being more neighbourly! It’s been great to see communities thriving. To be eligible for the private convert, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here). We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
Have you won?

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37 days ago

Better Later Life Strategy

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our strategy, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034, outlines five key areas for action to make New Zealand a great place to age.

To read the strategy and find out how we can make New Zealand a great place to age, click here ➡️ bit.ly...

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37 days ago

Are you building your own home or have you just finished? We're keen to hear from you

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the rising number of consents made for home builds.

Perhaps you're a first-time home owner who has opted to build, rather than buy pre-existing, or maybe you're seasoned home owners who have taken the first step to create your own dream home.

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The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the rising number of consents made for home builds.

Perhaps you're a first-time home owner who has opted to build, rather than buy pre-existing, or maybe you're seasoned home owners who have taken the first step to create your own dream home.

We'd love to hear from you about the challenges involved in building, and why you've opted to take that route. Any interviewees would need to be willing to be identified and photographed in a news story.

Please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

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