Western Lake, Featherston

15 days ago

Who's setting off fireworks tonight?! 😄💥

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from … View more
Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from flammable items such as trees, grasses, gas tanks, and wood.

💦 3. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.

👧 4. Children should never light fireworks themselves and need to be supervised closely at all times.

🧰 5. Keep all unlit fireworks in a secure bag or container away from any source of fire until they are ready to be used.

📞 6. Be considerate and let neighbours know if you're planning to set off fireworks. Aim to finish at a reasonable time.

🐱 7. Keep pets comfortable and secure inside. The loud booms and flashing lights can easily scare them off.

🐮 8. Avoid lighting off fireworks around farm animals and be aware of any newborns or elderly neighbours who may also be affected. If possible, change locations to somewhere that minimises any disturbances.

🌿 9. Be a tidy Kiwi and let's work together to keep New Zealand beautiful! Clean up any any rubbish and leave your spot better than you found it.

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15 days ago

Pukaha Garden Tour is on this weekend! Come and get your ticket

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

After this burst of sunshine gardens will be looking wonderful and flowers blooming - have you got your Pukaha Garden Tour ticket yet? Tour is on this weekend - come and get your ticket from either the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITEs.

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15 days ago

Today is the day for a facial! 30% off normal prices.

Sharon from South Wairarapa District

Wairarapa friends and neighbours,Tuesday is the day to book yourself a fabulous Skinstitut Essential Facial for just $65 (normally $99). The facial includes a cleanse, exfoliation, facial massage, mask, hand or scalp massage, serum, eye cream and SPF moisturiser. Plus today we add in a blissful … View moreWairarapa friends and neighbours,Tuesday is the day to book yourself a fabulous Skinstitut Essential Facial for just $65 (normally $99). The facial includes a cleanse, exfoliation, facial massage, mask, hand or scalp massage, serum, eye cream and SPF moisturiser. Plus today we add in a blissful 10-min neck and shoulder massage for FREE. We've got 3 therapists on, so why not call a friend or two and visit Brackenridge Spa. Call 06 306 8115 for an appointment. Space available at 10.30 and from 1pm on wards. See you at Brackenridge.

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15 days ago

NZ International wine show

New Zealand International Wine Show

The New Zealand International Wine Show, New Zealand's largest wine show for 15 years awarded a staggering 291 gold medals this year from 1900 entries. In almost every category the comment from the judges was – “the best overall quality we have ever seen in a wine competition”.

The … View more
The New Zealand International Wine Show, New Zealand's largest wine show for 15 years awarded a staggering 291 gold medals this year from 1900 entries. In almost every category the comment from the judges was – “the best overall quality we have ever seen in a wine competition”.

The four Chief Judges, aided by 18 Senior Judges have sipped, swirled and nosed their way through over 8000 bottles of judging samples to identify and award gold.

Many of these Gold Medal Wines are absolute bargains and are now available to purchase online from the North Shore’s most experienced wine retailer – First Glass.
Gold Medal Wines

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15 days ago

KittyCat Rehoming raffle winner

Lee from South Wairarapa District

The winner of the KittyCat Rehoming raffle at yesterday’s A&P Show was Donna of Greytown with ticket Red Heart 02 C. Congratulations Donna, we hope you enjoy your prize!

KittyCat Rehoming would like to thank the SuperValue and the village Baker at Featherston for kindly donating the prizes.
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The winner of the KittyCat Rehoming raffle at yesterday’s A&P Show was Donna of Greytown with ticket Red Heart 02 C. Congratulations Donna, we hope you enjoy your prize!

KittyCat Rehoming would like to thank the SuperValue and the village Baker at Featherston for kindly donating the prizes.

KittyCat Rehoming Wairarapa is a registered Charitable Trust CC54963. You can follow them at KittyCat Rehoming on Facebook.

15 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

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When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 37.1% I start a few months before
    37.1% Complete
  • 23.2% I leave it until the last minute
    23.2% Complete
  • 37.1% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    37.1% Complete
  • 2.6% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    2.6% Complete
1323 votes
15 days ago

VOTE AND WIN A 'GOLDEN TICKET' AS STADIUM TURNS 20

Eric Janssen Reporter from Dominion Post

Times flies when you're having fun, and Wellington's Westpac Stadium turns 20 in January. To mark the birthday, the stadium is creating a Heritage Walk - and wants your help in deciding which athletes and sporting moments make the cut. Up for grabs is a 'Golden Ticket' - seats … View moreTimes flies when you're having fun, and Wellington's Westpac Stadium turns 20 in January. To mark the birthday, the stadium is creating a Heritage Walk - and wants your help in deciding which athletes and sporting moments make the cut. Up for grabs is a 'Golden Ticket' - seats to every sports event at the stadium in 2020 - which will be drawn from all entrants who vote. Click on READ MORE below to enter.

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18 days ago

Tuia Mātauranga Roadshow in Porirua - free for children

The Team from Ministry of Education

Bring your kids to our Tuia Mātauranga interactive roadshow and take part in fun activities to learn more about our voyaging heritage and history.

See you at Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua on Fri 15 Nov from 9am to 3pm, and on Sat 16 Nov from 10am to 4pm.

16 days ago

We have our winner of the NZ House & Garden House Tours double pass!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Congratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some … View moreCongratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some next year! If you're yet to secure your tickets for the House Tours, you can do so here: www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz...

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16 days ago

Kirkpatrick wins shears at show. Have you got any pics from the Wairarapa A&P?

Piers Fuller Reporter from News of Wairarapa

Champion shearer John Kirkpatrick continued to show advancing years are no bar to winning form as he won the Wairarapa A and P Show Open final on Saturday.
The 49-year-old’s third win in a fortnight came in four-man final in which there were two heir apparents who were yet to be born when … View more
Champion shearer John Kirkpatrick continued to show advancing years are no bar to winning form as he won the Wairarapa A and P Show Open final on Saturday.
The 49-year-old’s third win in a fortnight came in four-man final in which there were two heir apparents who were yet to be born when Kirkpatrick had his first Open final win 25 years ago, also at the Wairarapa show.
The Hawke’s Bay gun has now had at least 183 wins in the top class, including 8 in the Wairarapa final, while runner-up David Gordon, of Masterton, and fourth-placed Paraki Puna, of Napier, had had had just one Open final appearance between them.
They reached the final after the surprise semi-final eliminations of 2019 New Zealand team members Cam Ferguson, of Waipawa, and David Buick, of Pongaroa.

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16 days ago

Flower 🌸 and Herb 🌿 Plants

Debbie from Greytown

Forget me nots $2.50
Sisyrinchium yellow $2.50
Hellebore seedlings - various colours $2
Spider plant $3
Succulent $5

Herbs 🌿 - sprayfree
Thyme $2 to $3
Dill $2.50
Parsley $3

Negotiable

17 days ago

House Tours are back for 2020!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin.

For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring New Zealand's region, please visit our website.
Book now

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20 days ago

Kuranui takes top spots in Wairarapa Theatresports

Kuranui College

Kuranui’s Theatresports teams really put on a show during last week’s Wairarapa School’s Theatresports competition, with both senior and junior teams taking the top spots in their respective categories.

(1st Place) Senior open team – “Rrrrrr we pirates” Hayden Tankersley, Adam … View more
Kuranui’s Theatresports teams really put on a show during last week’s Wairarapa School’s Theatresports competition, with both senior and junior teams taking the top spots in their respective categories.

(1st Place) Senior open team – “Rrrrrr we pirates” Hayden Tankersley, Adam Carlisle, Jackson Harbers and Emma Rose.

(2nd place) Senior novice team – “The 21st of September” Oli Hammat, Jayden Grey, Taizak Walker, Ashley Taylor, Adam Butler and Joe Laybourn.

(1st Place) Junior novice team – “5 normies and an ozzie” Josh Wiegman, Alex Hartley, Jorja Holden, Aimee Clouston, Meg Hunter and Isla Richardson.

Junior novice team – “Oh, Sharon!” Khalid Greaves, Hope Butler, Jasmine Loveday, Ana Souto and Matt Edwards.

Junior novice team – “Flabulous Ostriches” James Morland, Charlie O’Connell, Nilah Savage, Monet Dignan, Freya Lewington.

17 days ago

Calves

Maud from South Wairarapa District

Calves ready for a new home; check them out on Lifestyle Block Farming Services (Neighbourly and Facebook).

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