Paekakariki, Paekakariki

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If you do not want your comments used in a story, please put NFP (Not for Publication).

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3 hours 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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3 hours ago

Luxury Care Suites at Elderslea

Oceania Healthcare

When you need some extra care, you’ll feel right at home in our luxury Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home.

Our well-appointed rooms are perfect … View more
When you need some extra care, you’ll feel right at home in our luxury Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home.

Our well-appointed rooms are perfect for entertaining family or friends, with a cosy living area, stylish kitchenette, and modern ensuite. Plus, you can bring your own treasured possessions to make it truly yours.

Elderslea Care is located at 29 Redwood Street, Upper Hutt.
Find out more

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1 day ago

KNITTING FOR NICU!

Kris Neighbourly Lead from Waikanae Beach

Hi there,
I am doing knitting for NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and are hoping some lovely people out there have some wool they no longer have use for. Pure wool in 2,3,4,5 ply would be gratefully accepted.
Thank you!!

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3 days ago

Masks no longer compulsory for commuters

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Following the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from Tuesday September 22 2020. While some passengers may continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all … View moreFollowing the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from Tuesday September 22 2020. While some passengers may continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all passengers should now be on personal hygiene measures and tracking journeys. Metlink is encouraging all passengers to log their travel, using the Government’s COVID-19 tracing app for contact tracing purposes. For further updates check out the Metlink website metlink.org.nz/covid-19

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11 hours ago

half-round side table + misc items

Ruth from Paraparaumu Beach

best contact: txt 021 1768239
1. lovely wood half-round table, upcycled, off white. 57cm W x 61cm H x 30cm D – $35
2. brand new roman blind, cotton, lined. 140cm L x 72cm W. Needs threading – $10
3. purple wool-mix crocheted cushion 40cm x 35cm – $10
4. red raffia handbag, wooden … View more
best contact: txt 021 1768239
1. lovely wood half-round table, upcycled, off white. 57cm W x 61cm H x 30cm D – $35
2. brand new roman blind, cotton, lined. 140cm L x 72cm W. Needs threading – $10
3. purple wool-mix crocheted cushion 40cm x 35cm – $10
4. red raffia handbag, wooden handles. Exc condition, hardly used. 34cm W x 31cm H x 10cm D – $10
5. as new backlit ceramic wall light, made in NZ. Max 100W, screw fitting 25cm W x 12cm H x 12cm D Must be wired in by electrician – $10

Negotiable

16 hours ago

Fresh Fish Landed Last Night

Waikanae Crab

Open Thursday and Friday -
Fresh Fish Landed -
Warehou

Kahawai

Moki
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Open Thursday and Friday -
Fresh Fish Landed -
Warehou

Kahawai

Moki

Butterfish

Butterfly Perch

Sammys Freshly Smoked Warehou

Fresh Smoked Fishcakes

Fresh Chowder

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12 hours ago

FREE Love Tennis Event at Paraparaumu Beach Tennis Club Oct 10/11

Karen from Raumati South

Want to try your hand at tennis or get the kids into a new sport? Swing by the Paraparaumu Beach Tennis Club for Tennis NZ’s TOTALLY FREE nationwide Love Tennis festivities taking place Oct. 10 and 11 from 1:00-4:00 PM - lots of giveaways, prizes, and fun to be had!

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6 days ago

Would you feel safe at the theatre"

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The theatre industry is calling for a change to regulations, which would see them doing away with social distancing and enforcing masks.

Those involved in the industry believe it is unfair you can 80 people on a bus you can only have a maximum of 100 people at a theatre. What do you think?

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1 day ago

Red Chili Muscle Balm and White Healing Balm

Russell from Paraparaumu

After many months of researching and trying different formations I am pleased to launch a number of new products for people to purchase from me. There is no Paraffin or other harsh chemicals in any of my formulations, I also offer a vegan version for people who are into the vegan lifestyle.
They … View more
After many months of researching and trying different formations I am pleased to launch a number of new products for people to purchase from me. There is no Paraffin or other harsh chemicals in any of my formulations, I also offer a vegan version for people who are into the vegan lifestyle.
They come in two sizes 15 and 30 gram glass cosmetic pots. the one on the left is "White Muscle Healing Balm" the one on the right is "Red Chili Muscle Balm".
These products are my take on the popular pain relief Tiger Balm.

Please pm me if you are interested in obtaining this product from me you can email me at 1darkrushern@gmail.com


Regards

4 days ago

Do We Need An Airport

Marie from Waikanae

Do We Need An Airport?
Isn’t it funny how the term sustainable has changed? At its inception, I always thought it referred to something that could continue without damaging the planet. Now its any business concern that will make a buck. And so it is with the airport.
A Boeing 747 consumes … View more
Do We Need An Airport?
Isn’t it funny how the term sustainable has changed? At its inception, I always thought it referred to something that could continue without damaging the planet. Now its any business concern that will make a buck. And so it is with the airport.
A Boeing 747 consumes four litres of aviation gas per second. That is a fuel consumption of 12 litres per km, and on a one-hour flight, an estimated 15,000 litres. It is the biggest single use emitter of greenhouse gas. When the world went into lockdown in April, the sky turned a deeper shade of blue. It gave us all hope that if we stop destroying the planet, it will recover. By its very nature then, the Airline industry is not sustainable.
Airports are also famous for their noise pollution. A jet engine on take-off, emits approximately 140 Decibels of noise. This is more than enough to raise blood pressure and cause cardiovascular damage. I think we have all gained in health literacy in recent months and understand the benefits of peace and quiet and the ability to wind down and relax. 140 decibels of noise on a regular basis is not conducive to good health and well-being.
Economically, does it make sense? Not really. It employs a handful of people in Kapiti. In terms of investment it doesn’t add much to the local economy. On a cost benefit basis it probably doesn’t look too flash. Since the outbreak of Covid 19, Airline companies have reduced operations in the region of 70 percent. Air New Zealand expects to record a loss of $120 million for 2019/2020 and in this uncertain climate, it does not appear that Covid is going away anytime soon. With a third wave set to engulf Europe and the US showing no sign of peaking, predictions are for at least another three years of it. That’s a long time to mothball an industry. Few people are brave enough to fly in this climate.
Does the airport have other intrinsic qualities that make it desirable? I can’t think of any. My one and only flight to Auckland from Kapiti Airport was nerve wracking and uncomfortable. On my arrival at the airport I hoped to get a coffee but everything was closed. On boarding, I felt like I had been seated in a pressurised Bristol Freighter as the plane lumbered out of the airport and flew at low altitude to Auckland. It felt immeasurably slow. While it was nice to see all the landscape, it was not a comfortable feeling to be that low to the ground. The turbulence was distinctly unnerving and the plane shuddered alarmingly when this occurred. On my next trip I travelled to Wellington and boarded a nice big comfortable jet plane that whisked me away while I enjoyed a hot coffee on board. A much more pleasant trip.
With all this in mind, I’m puzzled then as to why the council and other business interests are so keen to retain the airport. There has been a lot of circular skulduggery going on it seems, in recent months, as various business interests jockey for position. Alarm bells went off for me when the Kapiti Coast Council CEO announced we should buy the airport. No meaningful community consultation has occurred on this but the council seems happy to spend ratepayers money on something of dubious merit and with no mandate. Noone has seen how the numbers stack up in order to make an informed decision whether they would support it. I haven’t seen the figures either, but having spent four years as a Treasury Analyst and another four as a Wall St Analyst in my misspent youth, I suspect they don’t stack up too well. Perhaps that’s why we haven’t seen any numbers. It would be very informative to see the current and projected rates of return for this enterprise.
I don’t think we need an airport. The Airport should be closed, the assets sold and the land returned to its rightful owners. The government has a moral obligation to return this land to its original owners and should never have appropriated the land in the first place. If government cannot return the land, the rightful owners should be compensated.
Rather than throwing good money after bad on a sunset industry, I would prefer to see council invest ratepayer’s money into ventures that are actually sustainable. That is, they are capable of continuing without damage to the planet. I personally would like to see the land adjacent to the airport, further developed with green industry such as solar technology or light industry such as health technology which would provide employment and career opportunities for Kapiti residents. With work from home arrangements now taking on a new ethos, there will be many business interests keen to establish operations outside of major cities. We all know Kapiti is a fabulous place to live, with great people and a supportive community. Why not capitalise on this with developments that will enable us to prosper. I will be deeply disappointed if Council buys this white elephant of an airport and saddles us with the debt.
What do others think? It doesn’t look like anyone is going to be given the opportunity to submit on community consultation regarding the airport, so let’s use Neighbourly as a forum.

13 hours ago

What's On: UP THE MOUNTAIN China 2018

David from Brooklyn

This visually arresting film on a mountaintop village in China, where the simple rituals and traditions of unhurried, everyday life are captured in vibrant folk paintings. See trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
UP THE MOUNTAIN China 2018
  • Embassy Grand
14 hours ago

What's On: A Great Face For Radio

Hugo from Epuni

Shimmy back to the 50/60s songs. Follows the going ons, high jinx and hilarity back stage at the HCMT Radio! Bookings //www.trybooking.com/nz/book/event?eid=3479 or https://www.facebook.com/hcmtnz/ Shows 7:30pm Wed Nov4th–Sat7th & Nov11-14th.
A Great Face For Radio
  • Epuni Hall
18 hours ago

Man's Levi strauss Jeans $28.00 Man's dressing gown black with white piping $10

Margaret from Waikanae

Man's Levi Strauss Jeans Size 34 L30 but professionally shortened - measurement from crutch to bottom of hem 67cms. New condition
Man's dressing down black with white piping $10 New condition

Price: $28

18 hours ago

WORK WANTED (FULL OR PART-TIME)

Alan from Paraparaumu

Hi, Chinese lady seeks work and is open to most things (Cleaning, piece work from home, etc). Has limited English skills but is a quick learner and can legally work in NZ. If you can help please call Alan on 0276337228. Thank you.

18 hours ago

Garage Sale/Pop Up Shop

Jayne Collins from Kapiti Women's Centre

We will be holding a Garage Sale/Pop Up Shop at the Kapiti Women's Centre 7 Ngahina Street on Saturday 10 October 10am-4pm, there are new and used items, women and children's clothes, household items, sausage sizzle and cake stall, toys and much more CASH ONLY NO EFTPOS, come and grab a … View moreWe will be holding a Garage Sale/Pop Up Shop at the Kapiti Women's Centre 7 Ngahina Street on Saturday 10 October 10am-4pm, there are new and used items, women and children's clothes, household items, sausage sizzle and cake stall, toys and much more CASH ONLY NO EFTPOS, come and grab a bargin!!

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