Western Lake, Featherston

45 days ago

Kuranui work experience programme provides a gateway for Angus

Kuranui College

Yesterday the Government announced that it is increasing the number of Gateway programme places for secondary school students. Angus Connor spent 10 weeks with Fineline Construction 2001 through the programme, which resulted in the Year 13 student obtaining a full-time apprenticeship.

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Yesterday the Government announced that it is increasing the number of Gateway programme places for secondary school students. Angus Connor spent 10 weeks with Fineline Construction 2001 through the programme, which resulted in the Year 13 student obtaining a full-time apprenticeship.

Kuranui's Vocational Pathways Coordinator, Sharon Dignan believes the Gateway Programme is important as it gives students the opportunity to sample and experience employment in an industry of interest to them. “They can explore a career option and make a decision as to whether this is something they may like to do in the future or not.

“Students benefit from the programme as they are introduced to the world of work, they can explore industry and they can achieve work-based industry standards through the programme. It is also a real point of difference on their Curriculum Vitae."

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45 days ago

Last days to enter! Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year… View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close this Thursday 24th October 2019.

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45 days ago

Great opportunity. Open day at Pūkaha Mt Bruce this Sunday

Piers Fuller Reporter from News of Wairarapa

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre will be opening its doors on Sunday 27th October 2019 and welcoming the local community inside for its second annual Community Open Day. Everyone is welcome. To make the day accessible and affordable for all, entry will be by koha (donation). All visitors will be … View morePūkaha National Wildlife Centre will be opening its doors on Sunday 27th October 2019 and welcoming the local community inside for its second annual Community Open Day. Everyone is welcome. To make the day accessible and affordable for all, entry will be by koha (donation). All visitors will be warmly greeted by staff and free to wander the forest reserve, discover wildlife or take in one of the many activities planned for the day. There will be plenty to see and do with a focus on fun, families, and education for all ages.

Pūkaha Rangers will give free guided tours and talks and local iwi, Rangitāne o Wairarapa, will hold carving and weaving demonstrations. There will be many children’s activities running such as rock painting, kiwi art making, seed bomb making to attract insects, mini insect hotel making to re-home garden insects, plus field talks on subjects such as “which eggs belong to which birds?”. Specialist storytellers will read to children and tell stories about native wildlife.
Gates will open at 10am and close at 4pm. A schedule of activities and start times will be issued to the Pūkaha Whānau Facebook page once it is available and given to visitors on arrival. Attendees should bring cash with them to support the array of local community market stalls as no eftpos or credit card facilities will be available. There will be everything from informational booths through to market arts and crafts stands. DOC will provide a sausage sizzle and the Kākā Café will be selling takeaway food items such as sandwiches, wraps, pies, sausage rolls and a range of sweet desserts, slices and cakes.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and drinks, but no alcohol will be allowed on the premises and pets should be left at home. Attendees should also consider carpooling in order to ease traffic congestion and the pressure on parking facilities. Free buses, sponsored by the Masterton District Council, will run from Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton & Masterton. Places will be limited. Those wanting to book a seat should contact Zoe at Tranzit on phone number 06 370 6600 or email zoef@tranzit.co.nz.
This will be the second time that Pūkaha has held a Community Open Day with last year’s successful event attracting over 1500 visitors.

45 days ago

Omāroro reservoir update

The Team from Wellington Water

We’re building the Omāroro reservoir, an important project to address growth and improve the city's water resilience.

This project involves constructing:
- a 35 million litre buried concrete reservoir in Prince of Wales Park in the Town Belt

- connecting it to the existing water supply … View more
We’re building the Omāroro reservoir, an important project to address growth and improve the city's water resilience.

This project involves constructing:
- a 35 million litre buried concrete reservoir in Prince of Wales Park in the Town Belt

- connecting it to the existing water supply with a supporting new pipeline corridor along Wallace Street

- renewing of local water supplies, stormwater pipes and wastewater pipes in the area

We are currently working along Hargreaves St and Wallace St, installing the pipelines and constructing the new corridor along Wallace Street that will connect the reservoir to the network.

This month we went and had a look at how the works are progressing and took some snaps so you can see what we’re up to. These pictures from the work in Hargreaves St show some of the crew working in the chamber installing the new bulk water pipeline.

46 days ago

Poll: Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Guy Fawkes is coming up on November 5, with fireworks going on sale next weekend.

Are you looking forward to fireworks displays? Will you be buying your own to let off?

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Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?
  • 10.8% Yes - I'll be buying fireworks
    10.8% Complete
  • 63.8% No - I think fireworks should be banned
    63.8% Complete
  • 25.4% Yes - But I'm not planning on buying fireworks
    25.4% Complete
3093 votes
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46 days ago

Selling snapper card stored value $115 selling for $90

Sarah from Wallaceville - Whitemans Valley

I now catch the train so have no need for my snapper card I just checked it has 115 stored value on it happy to sell it for $90 as snapper won’t give me a refund. Is an adult card, can pickup I’m in wallaceville. Sarah 0204727245

Price: $90

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46 days ago

DRESSING TABLE DESK 30.00

Evelyne from Maoribank

This white dressing g table can also be a desk. It is very handy for students. Don’t need it anymore. It also has a glass top so it is protected from accidents. In perfect condition come from a free smoke home. Would like 30.00 please.Also comes with chair which only stays in one height position

Negotiable

46 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene.

Resene

Now’s a great time to get your painting, staining and wallpapering jobs underway.

Get 30% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers 4L and under including Resene testpots, 30% off our huge range of wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers, … View more
Now’s a great time to get your painting, staining and wallpapering jobs underway.

Get 30% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers 4L and under including Resene testpots, 30% off our huge range of wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers, 25% off decorating accessories and 25% off Resene cleaning products!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 4 November 2019. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

Visit your local Resene ColorShop or reseller and enjoy these great savings.
Find out more

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46 days ago

What is your favourite home cooked meal?

The Team from Play Stuff

Discover the Play Stuff recipes genre for inspiration on your next favourite home-cooked meal.

Step by step guides to all sorts of amazing recipes from Bacon, Egg, Tomato & Herb Cups to Chocolate Mud Cake.

What is your favourite home-cooked meal?
Watch now

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47 days ago

WORKS BEGIN TOMORROW

The Team from Wellington Water

As part of our work installing a new bulk watermain in eastern Porirua, we are about to commence work on installing a chamber and more pipework at the intersection of Conclusion St and Warspite Ave, Waitangirua.

From tomorrow, a one-way system will be in place with a detour route along Conclusion… View more
As part of our work installing a new bulk watermain in eastern Porirua, we are about to commence work on installing a chamber and more pipework at the intersection of Conclusion St and Warspite Ave, Waitangirua.

From tomorrow, a one-way system will be in place with a detour route along Conclusion Street and Desert Gold Street.

Please avoid Warspite Ave where possible due to increased traffic. Where possible we will open two lanes for peak periods and out of hours.

Learn more about this project on our website.

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48 days ago

Wanted a pool cue

Maria from Greytown

Looking for a second hand pool cue preferably a heavier one

48 days ago

GREYTOWN COUNTRY MARKET

Eileen from Greytown

The first market this year is this Sunday 20th October at Stella Bull Park (next door to the White Swan ) starting at 9am sharp to 1pm.
Get there early or miss the bargains

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48 days ago

BAKING FOR KITTYCATS!

Lee from South Wairarapa District

KittyCat Rehoming Wairarapa is having a fundraising bake sale at the Warehouse next Saturday 26 October. If anyone would like to donate some baked goods to help us raise money, please send me a private message. Thankyou!

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