Wainuiomata Coast, Lower Hutt

39 days ago

Wilson Barbecue's Hot Digital Tools

Digital Boost

Hi Wellington,

Being in Level 2 means we can now get out and support our local hospitality services. It’s been a challenging time for many in this sector so it’s vital for these businesses to remain nimble and flexible. Wilson Barbecue is a restaurant and food truck business in Johnsonville … View more
Hi Wellington,

Being in Level 2 means we can now get out and support our local hospitality services. It’s been a challenging time for many in this sector so it’s vital for these businesses to remain nimble and flexible. Wilson Barbecue is a restaurant and food truck business in Johnsonville that has employed a number of different digital strategies to keep growing. Gaining traction through social media with giveaways, influencers, and content - they’ve mastered the art of attracting customers online. As a small business, they’ve utilised a number of digital tools that are hospitality specific ensuring their business can operate smoothly in all areas. Check out their story here for their digital insight learnings.

Let’s keep grabbing a bite to eat or a cup of coffee to support our local hospitality businesses in Wellington!

The Team at Digital Boost

17 days ago

Upskilll at any stage of your career

Competenz

Print specialist Tracy Reynolds had been working at NZ Post as a print operator for 13 years before she decided to embark on studying towards an NZ Diploma of Print Industry Management Level 5, a qualification she has now completed.

“I’m not the normal age student!” she laughs. “I knew … View more
Print specialist Tracy Reynolds had been working at NZ Post as a print operator for 13 years before she decided to embark on studying towards an NZ Diploma of Print Industry Management Level 5, a qualification she has now completed.

“I’m not the normal age student!” she laughs. “I knew it would be a lot of work, but I was assured that I would have plenty of support from the NZ Post team and I did feel I needed a challenge at the time. Given the current climate right now with COVID-19, I knew the qualification would be an advantage if I was to take another path within NZ Post.”

Tracy has just been named as the Diploma of Print Management Student of the Year at the recent national Pride in Print awards, an honour she says was “absolutely blown away” to receive.

Upskilling is for everyone - you don't need to be new to your industry to gain a qualification and advance in your career!
Tracy is a perfect example of this.

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16 days ago

Emily Benefield creates fresh art from old pages

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Part-time library assistant Emily Benefield is always on the lookout for the right images and headlines to cut out and include in her collage artworks, but she says she’s only ‘’occasionally’’ tempted to take to the library stocks with her scissors.
“Luckily there’s not much I come … View more
Part-time library assistant Emily Benefield is always on the lookout for the right images and headlines to cut out and include in her collage artworks, but she says she’s only ‘’occasionally’’ tempted to take to the library stocks with her scissors.
“Luckily there’s not much I come across at work that I’d want to chop up, so I don’t get tempted to delete books out of the system for my own purposes,” Benefield laughs.
The Lower Hutt based artist sources much of her imagery from vintage magazines and children’s books of the 1930s to 1960s and delights in juxtaposing the prim and proper characters and scenes with an irreverent twist.

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15 days ago

Win $4k worth of office gadgets!

The Team from Digital Boost

All set up tech-wise but not sure how to make the most of it? Head to Digital Boost to learn how digital technology can help get your business on the map Find out more

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16 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Murphy (BA)

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Marina and Jon Graham are very proud of Murphy.

"Just spotted a cat on Neighbourly and we decided to send you a couple of photos of our dog Murphy. He is a lab cross pointer and he is doing particularly well in countin...the numbers of his snacks   He’s been studying well combining with … View more
Marina and Jon Graham are very proud of Murphy.

"Just spotted a cat on Neighbourly and we decided to send you a couple of photos of our dog Murphy. He is a lab cross pointer and he is doing particularly well in countin...the numbers of his snacks   He’s been studying well combining with some leisure time, so managed to graduate our home university...Hope his academic highness will brighten someone’s day, like he  makes our life happier for more than seven years."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.

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20 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A nice yarn and photo by Louise Thomas.
"I don’t mind admitting I cried a little when I saw my first kākā in the wild in Wellington. It was some years ago now, but at the time it seemed incredible to me that this bird I’d only ever seen in photos or in captivity was marauding about my … View more
A nice yarn and photo by Louise Thomas.
"I don’t mind admitting I cried a little when I saw my first kākā in the wild in Wellington. It was some years ago now, but at the time it seemed incredible to me that this bird I’d only ever seen in photos or in captivity was marauding about my home turf.
The experience was a little overwhelming – not for them mind you, they just carried on ripping the bark from a tree and looking at me from time to time with vague interest. Now of course we grumble about how destructive they are - but hey, it’s a parrot – it’s what they do.
Also, I’m pretty sure our native trees and shrubs have evolved with this guy, so can no doubt cope with having a few blossoms ripped off or bark stripped.
If I had a built-in can-opener I’d be tempted to try it out on a few things too. Kākā/brown parrot (Nestor meridionalis), Wellington Botanic Garden today. As an aside, the tulips are blooming and looking magnificent there at the moment if you get the chance."

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16 days ago

Want to get the most out of your Heat Pump while also ensuring energy efficiency?

EnergySmart - Wellington

Make sure you are using your timer settings to their full potential! A lot of Heat Pumps allow you to set daily and weekly timers to turn on and off your Heat Pump.
Some great timer settings are:

1. 30 minutes before you wake up in the morning so you can eat brekky in a nice warm living room.

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Make sure you are using your timer settings to their full potential! A lot of Heat Pumps allow you to set daily and weekly timers to turn on and off your Heat Pump.
Some great timer settings are:

1. 30 minutes before you wake up in the morning so you can eat brekky in a nice warm living room.

2. 30 minutes before the kids arrive home from school or you arrive home from work

3. Set your timers to come on in the mornings as a base temperature of around 20c in the weekends to ensure your home is comfortable while you are at home throughout the day.

4.If you're on a power plan which offers free hours of power, make sure you set it to turn on and off during your free hours!

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17 days ago

Seniors Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

We have released the first edition of our newly revamped Seniors newsletter, which you can read here: officeforseniors.govt.nz...

In this issue we catch up with a veteran fencer, delve into all things insurance and discuss a bit about our Digital Literacy programme, plus more.

16 days ago

It's time to connect: Have your say

Wellington City Council

More changes are proposed on Evans Bay Parade, between Greta Point and Cobham Drive, to complete the route from Miramar to the city.

New walking and biking paths will tie in with the other paths in this area that are already proving popular and make it easier for more people to get around with … View more
More changes are proposed on Evans Bay Parade, between Greta Point and Cobham Drive, to complete the route from Miramar to the city.

New walking and biking paths will tie in with the other paths in this area that are already proving popular and make it easier for more people to get around with fewer trips by car. Other proposed changes will improve the look and feel of this area and create more space for people.

Feedback closes on 12 October.
Find out more

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17 days ago

Sign up to our free text alert service

The Team from Wellington Water

Want to be kept up to date with water outages and incidents in your area? Sign up to our new free text alert service now.

Anytime there's an outage, fault or water incident in your area you'll receive a text straight to your phone. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to know … View more
Want to be kept up to date with water outages and incidents in your area? Sign up to our new free text alert service now.

Anytime there's an outage, fault or water incident in your area you'll receive a text straight to your phone. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to know what's happening with your water services.

Free text HELLO to 8090 and register up to three addresses to start receiving alerts.

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17 days ago

Sign up to our free text alert service

The Team from Wellington Water

Want to be kept up to date with water outages and incidents in your area? Sign up to our new free text alert service now.

Anytime there's an outage, fault or water incident in your area you'll receive a text straight to your phone. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to know … View more
Want to be kept up to date with water outages and incidents in your area? Sign up to our new free text alert service now.

Anytime there's an outage, fault or water incident in your area you'll receive a text straight to your phone. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to know what's happening with your water services.

Free text HELLO to 8090 and register up to three addresses to start receiving alerts.

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21 days ago

Call for an independent review into council rubbish tender

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New Hutt City councillor Glenda Barratt has been on the job less than a week, but she’s already calling for answers over Lower Hutt’s controversial rubbish and recycling system.
She plans to call for an “independent” investigation into the $6-million-a-year rates-funded rubbish and … View more
New Hutt City councillor Glenda Barratt has been on the job less than a week, but she’s already calling for answers over Lower Hutt’s controversial rubbish and recycling system.
She plans to call for an “independent” investigation into the $6-million-a-year rates-funded rubbish and recycling scheme, which was introduced in July but has run into some difficulties.
Separately, Michael Ellis​, a Lower Hutt resident who has worked in the procurement sector for more than 20 years and has held roles on council boards, has laid a complaint about the rubbish tender process with the Office of the Auditor-General.
What is your view of the new rubbish and recycling system?
Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used.

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18 days ago

Win a $4000 'Boost My Office' prize pack from Digital Boost.

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

How does a new set of digital tech products sound?

Digital Boost is giving you the chance to win a $4,000 prize pack with loads of new goodies to make your office look really flash!

Running a small business means you need the right digital tools to work efficiently and … View more
Hi Neighbour,

How does a new set of digital tech products sound?

Digital Boost is giving you the chance to win a $4,000 prize pack with loads of new goodies to make your office look really flash!

Running a small business means you need the right digital tools to work efficiently and productively, so make sure you enter our draw to be in with a chance to win an amazing prize pack of brand new tech goodies.

Our latest prize package includes a 13in Apple Macbook Pro, a 24in Samsung Curved monitor, an ergonomic stand-up desk, and a free Xero subscription for one year (T&Cs apply).

All you have to do for a chance to win is simply sign up at Digital Boost and start learning to go into the draw.

If you’ve got a mate, colleague or whānau member who could do with some new gear, let them know too and you'll be in with even more chances to win. Enter today!

The team at Digital Boost

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21 days ago

Wellington sunset

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Simon Woolf took this lovely picture of the sunset over Mt Kau Kau tonight!

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19 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
Find out more

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