Manakau, Manakau

47 days ago

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEKEND'S PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

Information from Coast Access Radio 104.7FM

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEKEND'S PROGRAMME SCHEDULE ON Coast Access Radio 104.7FM

* Saturday 9am: "Conversations" - A repeat of a conversation between Graeme Joyes and Wendy Joyes about vaccinations..

* Sat 10am: "Blues Train Jazz" - Ryan's turn in the studio with… View more
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEKEND'S PROGRAMME SCHEDULE ON Coast Access Radio 104.7FM

* Saturday 9am: "Conversations" - A repeat of a conversation between Graeme Joyes and Wendy Joyes about vaccinations..

* Sat 10am: "Blues Train Jazz" - Ryan's turn in the studio with his bluesy take on jazz - a groovy hour...with some covers of Beatles classics.

* Sat 2pm: "NZ Music" - Todd Zaner a Kiwi Christmas selection.

* Sat/Sun/Mon 3pm: Rob Walker's "NZ Retro weekly Top 40", this time around featuring music from December 1986....

* Sunday 7am: "Suzy & Friends" - Suzy Cato entertains with stories, songs, birthday calls and more....

* Sun 9am: "Children's Story" - with the lovely Vivienne Bailey....

* Sun 12.30pm: "Waikanae Concert Notes" - Wendy Van Delden previews upcoming concerts for 2022.

* Sun 4pm: "Kapiti GAY" - "Theatre is back!" - Jouin Dr Tony Reed...

* Sun 8.30pm: "World Maritime Memories" - with Wallace Trickett. Tune in for sea-faring stories and history....

* Monday 7pm: "HOT Topic" - Pete G's last show for 2021 so it’s a round up panel with:
Liz Koh, Sarah Fergusson, Helene Judge and Alex Craig.
Highlights of the year.

Take care out there and for more information about YOUR local community radio station for Horowhenua and Kapiti go to our website: www.coastaccessradio.org.nz... 👍

47 days ago

NZ Tree Crops Association 2022 conference - Otaki

Linda from Levin

Registrations are now open for the annual NZTCA conference being held in Otaki, 25-27 March 2022.

Details of field trips, speakers and registration can be found at : www.treecropsconference.nz...

The host branch, Wellington-Horowhenua looks forward to welcoming around 150 attendees from … View more
Registrations are now open for the annual NZTCA conference being held in Otaki, 25-27 March 2022.

Details of field trips, speakers and registration can be found at : www.treecropsconference.nz...

The host branch, Wellington-Horowhenua looks forward to welcoming around 150 attendees from throughout the country and show casing some of the properties of interest in our diverse region.

If you are interested in fruiting crops or forestry crops this is the conference for you. Come and see why we are "Growing for a better life"

The conference is also a great opportunity for local businesses to display their products either with a trade stall or through sponsorship. Contact us for more information.

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47 days ago

Vegetable seedlings at Waikanae and Otaki Markets this weekend

Val from Otaki District

We will have the following available at Waikanae (Saturday morning) and Otaki (Sunday 9.00 - 2.00):
Kumara;
Zucchini, including the very sought-after Italian varieties;
Pumpkin and Kumi Kumi;
Cucumbers - several types, including NZ heirlooms;
Purple-podded snow peas - add colour to your salads and … View more
We will have the following available at Waikanae (Saturday morning) and Otaki (Sunday 9.00 - 2.00):
Kumara;
Zucchini, including the very sought-after Italian varieties;
Pumpkin and Kumi Kumi;
Cucumbers - several types, including NZ heirlooms;
Purple-podded snow peas - add colour to your salads and stir fries;
Capsicum and hot chillies, including Manzano, one of the hottest chillies in the world
Basil
And last but not least: Heirloom tomatoes. Still a good selection available. CLEARANCE: $2.50 each or $5 for $10.

47 days ago

Deck your halls

The Team from Resene ColorShop Levin

Hang your stockings with pride this year by making these simple yet beautiful hangers using Resene Touch Wood wood stain and Resene White.

Find out how to create your own.

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47 days ago

Is your property climate resilient?

Climate Insights

Find out today by accessing the latest climate science for your property with Climate Insights.

To get a comfortable, efficient, durable home you will need to consider a changing climate. Wind, rain, temperature, humidity, fire risk, sea-level changes can all influence how you and your family … View more
Find out today by accessing the latest climate science for your property with Climate Insights.

To get a comfortable, efficient, durable home you will need to consider a changing climate. Wind, rain, temperature, humidity, fire risk, sea-level changes can all influence how you and your family enjoy your property.

The Climate Insights property report is a great place to start when buying, renting or investing in a house.
Download your Property Climate Risk Report

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48 days ago

Just a weed.

Paul from Levin

Crocosmia is considered to be a weed. But I thought it was worth a photograph or two.

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50 days ago

Floyd the Kleptomaniac Cat

Kathy from Levin

You may have heard about the small ginger cat called Floyd and his stealing antics, if you'd like to follow him on social media here are his page links:

www.facebook.com...
www.instagram.com...

And his give a little page to get his book published is: givealittle.co.nz...

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48 days ago

Busting the Common myths on creating a will

Public Trust

Stewart Harvey, Principal Trustee at Public Trust Waikato, says "seizing the moment" is essential so things aren't left to chance - and it's easier than you think. Stewart had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently, check out the article in the link below.

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49 days ago

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

Let the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Choreographed by the late Liam Scarlett at the beginning of his short but blazingly bright international career, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere and… View moreLet the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Choreographed by the late Liam Scarlett at the beginning of his short but blazingly bright international career, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere and is now available to watch online, for a limited time only.

This specially shot online performance will bring this enchanting ballet from theatre to your screens, with live stage footage enhanced by close-ups so you can experience the emotion and dance first-hand. This is ballet like you’ve never seen it before, a full cinematic experience.

Watch online from 3 Dec – 12 Dec 2021. Rnzb.org.nz/msndonline
Watch online

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50 days ago

He wanted to be heard

Paul from Levin

He wanted his voice heard re the closure of the landfill, so I sent this off to the Council on his behalf.

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50 days ago

a progress report on the petition and hikoi

Donna from Otaki District

Kāpiti ‘Hikoi On Homelessness’ Highlights The Housing Crisis
Motorists tooting support outnumbered marchers highlighting the plight of Kāpiti’s homeless yesterday, but their cause was strengthened by Cr Sophie Handford walking the walk with them.
And, Felicity Stacey-Clark, reports the … View more
Kāpiti ‘Hikoi On Homelessness’ Highlights The Housing Crisis
Motorists tooting support outnumbered marchers highlighting the plight of Kāpiti’s homeless yesterday, but their cause was strengthened by Cr Sophie Handford walking the walk with them.
And, Felicity Stacey-Clark, reports the ‘Hikoi on Homelessness’ made its mark on public consciousness by highlighting the housing crisis threatening local society.
About a dozen people paraded down Kapiti Road from McLean St to the Paraparaumu Library, drawing a chorus of supportive toots from passing cars.
The Hikoi on Homelessness was organised to raise awareness of the shortage of affordable accommodation in Kāpiti — with large numbers of homeless being put up in motels and other temporary accommodation because they can't find suitable or affordable rental homes.
“Not just a big city problem’
Speakers at the rally at the Library pointed out that homelessness is not just a big city problem.
They spoke about living in emergency housing for more than a year; and being moved on at short notice to another motel because their motel was taken over as a MIQ facility.
Others pointed out the difficulties in accommodation which was not designed to cater for people with disabilities, or for family groups.
Several spoke of the toll taken on the mental and physical health of the displaced people. One person spoke of five moves in three years between properties that landlords had then rented out as long term.
It was also pointed out that younger homeless people were often missed in statistics because they were couch surfing, living in cars, or sleeping rough.
Councillor Sophie’s support
Councillor Sophie Handford joined the marchers from the start, while local MP Terisa Ngobi and Mayor K. Gurunathan met the group at the Library.
A petition is being circulated to raise the issue at Parliament, and those gathering were also urged to support a KCDC survey on homelessness in Kāpiti.
This is available online from the KCDC site — or from the Kāpiti Libraries and Council offices.
kapitiindependentnews.net.nz...

51 days ago

Heuchera Black-Taffeta_0018-1:

Paul from Levin

I ended up with a tree stump in my front lawn, so I made a hole in it and looked for something to fill it with. I'd never heard of a Heuchera before. It looked like it might enjoy the hole so I chose it. Here is the result. The flowers are smaller than a grain of rice. (Enlarge for a much … View moreI ended up with a tree stump in my front lawn, so I made a hole in it and looked for something to fill it with. I'd never heard of a Heuchera before. It looked like it might enjoy the hole so I chose it. Here is the result. The flowers are smaller than a grain of rice. (Enlarge for a much better view.)

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52 days ago

Wanted to Buy

Richard from Shannon

Concrete Jockey statue similar to picture - Hard to find but maybe there is one hiding in a shed somewhere in NZ.

Not worried about condition of paint etc as I will restore it.

Thanks.

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51 days ago

Pioneering a new way to live in retirement

Charles Fleming Retirement Village

When you choose a Ryman village, you’re free to do more of the things you love. Free to live life your way, secure in the knowledge that help’s here if you need it.

You can embrace today. Without worrying about the lawns, or the rates. It’s another example of how we’re pioneering … View more
When you choose a Ryman village, you’re free to do more of the things you love. Free to live life your way, secure in the knowledge that help’s here if you need it.

You can embrace today. Without worrying about the lawns, or the rates. It’s another example of how we’re pioneering retirement living.

Learn more

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51 days ago

This Is The One That Counts!

Jacinta from Levin

Dear people - in tiny writing on page 39 of last week's Chronicle the council outlined it's consultation process for closing the Landfill. This is the one that counts....because after so many years of meetings, consultations, submissions, court actions, surveys, petitions, attempts at … View moreDear people - in tiny writing on page 39 of last week's Chronicle the council outlined it's consultation process for closing the Landfill. This is the one that counts....because after so many years of meetings, consultations, submissions, court actions, surveys, petitions, attempts at restorative justice....we finally have a council that is prepared take the right environmentally-conscious action and close the landfill which is polluting local waterways, soil and air. If you're kind of 'over ' this business of the boring old landfill please just do this one final thing in support of the eco-warriors that have fought this long, hard battle to get the landfill closed. Email the council at landfill@horowhenua.govt.nz and say that you support the closure of the landfill at the earliest possible time which will be 2022. Closing the landfill is inevitable because landfill technology contributes to harming the planet. But we can't afford delays. As a community we must re-purpose our waste and closing the landfill ensures that we start thinking along the right lines to make the changes that are needed. There's other ways to give feedback but this one will take you about a minute. Please.

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