Nikau Valley, Paraparaumu

13 days ago

Trapped sparrow

Rachel from Paraparaumu Beach

A single sparrow is somehow trapped in the glass foyer of the now empty Smith City building next to New World.
I have rung the 0800 number in the window which goes to the Smith City national centre and they were looking into who the building owner is. Someone also notified New World who were also … View more
A single sparrow is somehow trapped in the glass foyer of the now empty Smith City building next to New World.
I have rung the 0800 number in the window which goes to the Smith City national centre and they were looking into who the building owner is. Someone also notified New World who were also going to investigate how to have the doors open.
Any other suggestions? There is a vertical gap of under an inch wide down the side of the glass sliders, but I doubt the bird would have squeezed in there, but there are no other obvious entry points unless someone has recently accessed the building. I can get seed to it but water is more important and I am not sure how to carry out that task.

13 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi Kāpiti!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble is to be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more … View more
Hi Kāpiti!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble is to be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations page of the Kāpiti Observer.

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11 days ago

King single 400TC Cotton flat sheet - NEW

Margaret from Waikanae

King single 100% cotton 400TC Cotton flat sheet -with pillowcase - NEW in original linen bag - light grey

Price: $15

11 days ago

King single 100% cotton flat sheet 400TC NEW

Margaret from Waikanae

King single 100% cotton flat sheet 400TC NEW in original linen bag, light grey

Price: $14

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13 days ago

Automation

Gaynor from Paraparaumu

Taxi warning! As I've not been out for a month due to fractured pelvis, at 9.30 am I phoned Pram Taxi to get to a local meeting in Midlands off Kapiti Rd at 10.30. The automated service knew my address & said that the taxi was on its way so I cancelled. I re-phoned at 10.10am & was … View moreTaxi warning! As I've not been out for a month due to fractured pelvis, at 9.30 am I phoned Pram Taxi to get to a local meeting in Midlands off Kapiti Rd at 10.30. The automated service knew my address & said that the taxi was on its way so I cancelled. I re-phoned at 10.10am & was told that the taxi was on its way so I got the walker out & moved to the street. !0.30 & no sign of a taxi! I phoned & managed to talk to a human. The taxi was on its way in Ihakara St about 5-6 kms away. I was very late for the meeting which would end about 11.30 so I booked the taxi's return for 11.40. It was early. It cost $39 for attending the meeting for about 40 mins. No more outings for me. The driver said that someone in Otaki requested a taxi so he was sent immediately but as they didn't need it immediately he had to wait until they were ready to depart! AUTOMATED SERVICES !!!!!
After phoning Coastal Medical rooms the automated message said "You're 4th line.... 3rd inline.... 2nd inline...1st inline...4 times then the phone went dead!

12 days ago

Fresh Fish In Today

Waikanae Crab

Open Today Till 5.30pm - Saturday Till 1pm
Fresh In Today Beautiful JOHN DORY
Tarakihi

Butterfish

Butterfly Perch
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Open Today Till 5.30pm - Saturday Till 1pm
Fresh In Today Beautiful JOHN DORY
Tarakihi

Butterfish

Butterfly Perch

Fresh Batches of - Smoked Fish Pies

Smoked Fish Cakes

Smoked Fish and Dill Dip

All Ready Now !!!

12 days ago

Free Sand

Kevin from Paraparaumu Beach

I have about 4 cubic metres of clean sand to give away.

Free

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12 days ago

What's On: VOLUNTEER FOR CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Sue from Waikanae

If you are thinking of volunteering and love helping people, we are planning a training programme in May. Contact us 042984944 or kapiti@cab.org.nz and we'll send you an application form.
VOLUNTEER FOR CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
  • CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
13 days ago

Matai Road Reserve

Angela from Raumati Beach

Just a point on the new playground at the above...
I really think the council should install a Public Toilet on this site.
I have witnessed from my home Father's and Council Workers Urinating in broad daylight behind buildings on site and even up against our property hedge..... Its quite … View more
Just a point on the new playground at the above...
I really think the council should install a Public Toilet on this site.
I have witnessed from my home Father's and Council Workers Urinating in broad daylight behind buildings on site and even up against our property hedge..... Its quite disgusting in particular when children are playing!!!!
I think as a rate payer we deserve it bit more descentcy and respect to others in full view.... Don't you?

15 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Dora

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A belated Pet of the Day this week, meet Dora from Taita.

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 … View more

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13 days ago

Reading lamp on stand - flexible for angles

Margaret from Waikanae

Reading lamp on stand - flexible for angles. Bought at Mitre10 for $109.00 still selling at that price - Sell $40.

Negotiable

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13 days ago

Queen bed cover - Domani 100% cotton

Margaret from Waikanae

Queen bed cover with two matching p/cases - Domani 100% cotton with polyester fill $18.00

My new Queen bed has extra large mattress so need King bedding, reason for selling. As New condition

Negotiable

13 days ago

Paekākāriki seawall cost blows out to $27 million

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The cost of a seawall on the Kāpiti Coast has more than doubled over the past five years, with the Kāpiti Coast District Council planning to head back to the community to review its options.
The current seawall at Paekākāriki was built in the 1970s, to last 25 years. Now 38-years-old, the wall … View more
The cost of a seawall on the Kāpiti Coast has more than doubled over the past five years, with the Kāpiti Coast District Council planning to head back to the community to review its options.
The current seawall at Paekākāriki was built in the 1970s, to last 25 years. Now 38-years-old, the wall failed in a 2016 storm surge and again during Cyclone Gita in 2018.
Building a permanent, concrete wall was originally costed at $10.9 million in 2016, but now is expected to cost $27 million, the consultation document for the council’s Long Term Plan has revealed.
Can the council afford it?

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13 days ago

Reduced to Sell

Annette from Waikanae

6 Wine Glasses

Price: $8

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13 days ago

Reduced to Sell

Annette from Waikanae

4 Glass Flutes

Price: $8

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