54 days ago

Library Restrictions Inequitable

Marie from Waikanae

I was surprised to be asked for my vaccine pass at the local library this weekend. I would have thought public libraries were exempt, along with supermarkets pharmacies etc. They are public spaces afterall, which ratepayers, vaccinated or not, contribute to.
While I appreciate the wishes of Council to keep staff safe, in reality the risk posed by a library visit is low. With over 92% vaccinated in the region, measures such as a limit on numbers, masks, screens and distancing will serve to reduce risk. Im curious what the rationale was for this decision. (Though no doubt if I ask, it will be treated as an OIR request and I'll have to wait until next year for a response). It seems like a step too far to me. What do others think?

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2 days ago

Pet of the Day: Nell

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Dale Hinkley from is the proud mum of Nell.
"Here is a photo of Nell from Waikanae - playing in the sea here. She is seven. Three quarters miniature poodle and one quarter springer spaniel. She has a wonderful nature - rarely barks, never fusses and adores all humans."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

4 hours ago

SeniorNet Kapiti Open Days Coming Up Next Week.

The Team from SeniorNet Kapiti Inc

Do you (or a friend, neighbour or family member) sometimes struggle to cope with your laptop, PC, smart phone or tablet? Has Covid-19 and its associated restrictions thrown up some IT challenges? Are you still nervous about signing up for Internet Banking or any of the many other services that we are now encouraged (required?) to access electronically?
Maybe you've never done much computing and need to start with the basics? Or are you a regular user and just want to learn how to get the most out of your device or stay up-to-date with new developments?
We deal with these issues all the time at SeniorNet and our friendly tutors are always willing to go the extra mile to help. With a comprehensive programme of courses and workshops coming up in Term 1 2022, now is a good time to get started!

If you or someone you know could do with some IT help, please come along to Coastlands next Tuesday 1 February between 9am and 4pm; or

Visit the Learning Centre on Saturday 5 February (10am-2pm) at 200 Matai Road, Raumati Beach, and talk to one of our tutors about how SeniorNet can help.

We would love to see you. You can find more information at kapiti.seniornet.nz or email us at: kapiti@seniornet.nz

8 hours ago

Closing Soon!! Playhouse Raffle for benefit of the Life Flight Trust

Bill Moffatt from Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club -1

The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets online. Closing date is 12 February 2022.
All proceeds go to the Life Flight Trust and local charities