Western Lake, Featherston

65 days ago

Don't forget to change your clocks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a… View more
New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a seamless transition, with modern electronic devices adjusting automatically. However, older devices may need to be adjusted manually.
Do not forget it is also a good time to check emergency plans, survival kits and smoke alarms.

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70 days ago

Spring Fling at Le Grá Vineyard Sunday 27th

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Have you been to Le Grá Vineyard in the L:oppline at Opaki? They're hosting a Sping Fling - meet Wairarapa’s wonderful producers at this fun family-friendly event at their winery near Masterton.Meet local producers of wines, meats, flowers, cheese, berries, olive oil, kombucha, coffee … View moreHave you been to Le Grá Vineyard in the L:oppline at Opaki? They're hosting a Sping Fling - meet Wairarapa’s wonderful producers at this fun family-friendly event at their winery near Masterton.Meet local producers of wines, meats, flowers, cheese, berries, olive oil, kombucha, coffee and more. Sample their wares and celebrate all things wonderful in northern Wairarapa.

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67 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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65 days ago

Lambs! Chickens Spring flowers! Fun activities!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Top tip here for school holiday fun - down on the farm day at Cobblestones Saturday 3 October Ride the Fire Engine from the Town Hall or stroll down to Cobblestones at 169 Main Street, Greytown. Meet lambs and chickens as well as experience some of the ways our early settlers’ celebrated spring.… View moreTop tip here for school holiday fun - down on the farm day at Cobblestones Saturday 3 October Ride the Fire Engine from the Town Hall or stroll down to Cobblestones at 169 Main Street, Greytown. Meet lambs and chickens as well as experience some of the ways our early settlers’ celebrated spring. See washer women showing you how our pioneers washed their clothes, try your hand at old fashioned crafts and games. See spinners in the woolshed and make a mini sheep with some of the wool. Try your hand at milking
the model cow. To help celebrate spring there will be a display of beautiful locally grown flowers from Van der Put Flowers of Greytown with gorgeous Victorian posies and other flowers to buy.
Spot the early settlers walking around in costume.
Cobblestones’ famous Devonshire teas (and coffees) will be available as well as BBQ sausages and other goodies. . A great day out to keep everyone enjoying school holidays. Entry is by donation s. Open from 10am until 4pm with the activities from 11am until 3pm

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69 days ago

Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here: bit.ly...

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email whaitua@gw.govt.nz if you’d like… View more
If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here: bit.ly...

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email whaitua@gw.govt.nz if you’d like to be kept up to date on the latest news coming from the committee.

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68 days ago

What do you think of Facebook?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Porirua mayor Anita Baker has decided to no longer use Facebook.
She says the level of abuse has given her no other choice.
What is your experience of Facebook?

If you do not want your comments used in a story, please put NFP (Not for Publication).

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66 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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66 days ago

Tātou Rohe Our Region September 25

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

Another edition of our community newsletter, Tātou Rohe, is hot off the press! Read it here: bit.ly...

Sign-up to receive this bi-weekly update direct to your inbox at gw.govt.nz/tatou-rohe

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67 days ago

Wellington Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions (Home & Garden)

It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden … View more
It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden Exhibitors, featuring everything from featuring Kitchens, Builders, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Homewares, Art, and more! Be sure to check out the ‘Set the Mood’ Interior Design challenge and the Springfree Family Zone.

Save the date in your diaries and connect with local businesses from the 2 – 4 October 2020 at the Wellington Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
Sky Stadium, Wellington.
Adults $8
Gold Card Friday $4
Under 16 free
Find out more

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67 days ago

Lions Mini Market

Brian from Maoribank

The next market at The King Lion Hall, King Street, Upper Hutt is on Saturday (26th) 8-11am.
Indoor and outdoor plants, lemons, quality clothing, books, toys and household stuff etc. Come see our three new stallholders and there offerings.

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67 days ago

Lions' Mini Market

Brian from Maoribank

The next market at The King Lion Hall, King Street, Upper Hutt will be on Saturday (26th) 8-11am.
As well as the usual indoor and outdoor plants, lemons, quality clothing, toys, books etc we have three new stallholders with a variety of things that could be of interest to you. Please come along … View more
The next market at The King Lion Hall, King Street, Upper Hutt will be on Saturday (26th) 8-11am.
As well as the usual indoor and outdoor plants, lemons, quality clothing, toys, books etc we have three new stallholders with a variety of things that could be of interest to you. Please come along and check them out.
Enquiries to Brian 5264059

67 days ago

Help wanted with GP story

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Are you having trouble getting a GP or making an appointment to see your doctor. Please contact Bridie Witton if you are happy to chat for a story please contact bridie.witton@stuff.co.nz or on 0272852368.
Thanks.

67 days ago

Volunteers needed for exciting new kids event | Sat 21 Nov 2020

Catherine from Greytown

We are seeking volunteers to marshal along Upper Belvedere Road and Fensham Reserve. If you have a spare few hours in the morning of Saturday 21 November, and would like to contribute to this exciting new opportunity to get young people active, please email: kiaora@createasplash.co.nz.

SPLASH is … View more
We are seeking volunteers to marshal along Upper Belvedere Road and Fensham Reserve. If you have a spare few hours in the morning of Saturday 21 November, and would like to contribute to this exciting new opportunity to get young people active, please email: kiaora@createasplash.co.nz.

SPLASH is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. Staff and volunteers will work together to respect the rights of children and young people. Volunteers may be asked to be police vetted.

WAITRI 2020

The Kids WAITRI is a new multi-sports event that aims to get kids active by bringing the experience of gaming off the sofa and into the bush and the paddock.

It introduces kids to triathlon and adventure racing, but has a unique twist. The event also includes paintball as one of the event disciplines, so kids get to combine their gaming skills with biking and running.

No other event in New Zealand or in the world right now, can offer this activity as part of a kids multi-sport race. The event also gives kids an opportunity to be part of the replenishment and sustainability of the environment by making a valuable contribution to the conservation of Fensham Reserve.

There is a short course for kids, aged 5-7 years old, which will take place in the surrounding paddocks at Borderlandz Paintball, and a more challenging course for kids aged 8-17 years old, which includes two 3.5km mountain bike legs along a traffic-managed Upper Belvedere Road and a marshalled 2.5km trail run around the Fensham Reserve circuit.

The cost is $15 for 5-7 years old (or $10 for the first 25 registrations) and $25 for 8-17 years old (or $20 for the first 25 registrations). Numbers are limited in each category.

A whānau member can accompany a participant on the course in the 8-17 year old category.

Please email kiaora@createasplash.co.nz to let us know the participant you would like to accompany on the course.

Don't have a bike? Get in touch as we may be able to source one for you.

Visit www.wairunfest.co.nz... for more details and eventplus.net... to register.

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67 days ago

Funding to

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

South Wairarapa District Council has received funding to make Martinborough more welcoming for those socialising and on foot.

The council received $180,000 from the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Innovating Streets Fund to create safe, vibrant and welcoming spaces for socialising, increasing … View more
South Wairarapa District Council has received funding to make Martinborough more welcoming for those socialising and on foot.

The council received $180,000 from the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Innovating Streets Fund to create safe, vibrant and welcoming spaces for socialising, increasing foot traffic and supporting local businesses in Martinborough.

The funding will allow the council to conduct trials and consultation to see what works as a basis for future planning.

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68 days ago

Gazley Road Show is coming to Masterton

The Team from Gazley

The Gazley team are bringing the latest in Volkswagen, ŠKODA, Jeep and Mercedes-Benz products to the Wairarapa. Join us at the Copthorne Solway Park from Thursday 1st of October to see the latest these famous marques have to offer with our pop-up showroom. The roadshow will be gone on Sunday the … View moreThe Gazley team are bringing the latest in Volkswagen, ŠKODA, Jeep and Mercedes-Benz products to the Wairarapa. Join us at the Copthorne Solway Park from Thursday 1st of October to see the latest these famous marques have to offer with our pop-up showroom. The roadshow will be gone on Sunday the 4th, so get in quick to see the latest from these carmakers.

Joining us on the Roadshow will be Touareg V8, Amarok Sportline & T-Roc from Volkswagen. The Kamiq, Scala & Kodiaq RS from ŠKODA. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 & the Gladiator from Jeep and the Ram 1500.
Book your test drive

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