Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu

34 minutes ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Murphy

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tracy Watkins is the proud owner of Murphy.

"She loves chasing rabbits but while she’s never actually caught one it's good exercise for working off her other favourite thing, treats.
She also loves swimming in the creek on our lifestyle block and likes most things about country life … View more
Tracy Watkins is the proud owner of Murphy.

"She loves chasing rabbits but while she’s never actually caught one it's good exercise for working off her other favourite thing, treats.
She also loves swimming in the creek on our lifestyle block and likes most things about country life (except cows which can be a bit intimidating). She also loves a lie in and is always the last one out of bed."
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.

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12 hours ago

3 Waters, by someone who knows

Allan from Otaki District

AUDITOR-GENERAL SLAMS THREE WATERS

In their submission on Three Waters, the Office of the Auditor-General says the proposed Three Waters changes will result in a “serious diminution in accountability to the public for a critical service” and “no proposed audit scrutiny”. The … View more
AUDITOR-GENERAL SLAMS THREE WATERS

In their submission on Three Waters, the Office of the Auditor-General says the proposed Three Waters changes will result in a “serious diminution in accountability to the public for a critical service” and “no proposed audit scrutiny”. The Auditor-General is the public’s watchdog, auditing and reviewing public entities. This condemnation of the Three Waters Bill confirms our worst fears.

The submission delivers a damning analysis of the overlap of proposed governance structures, lack of access to information by the public to scrutinise the proposed water entities, a lack of performance measures, and a lack of integration with other reforms and local planning. Perhaps most shockingly, the Auditor-General says the Bill doesn’t even have enough information to say who controls the water entities.

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2 hours ago

REMINDER - THE WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET IS ON THIS SUNDAY

Gary from Waikanae

WHEN:- Sunday 14 August 10am - 1pm

WHERE:- Waikanae Beach Community Hall
22 Rauparaha Street,
Waikanae Beach

Celebrate Winter coming to an end with a visit to the Waikanae Beach Indoor Market.

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality … View more
WHEN:- Sunday 14 August 10am - 1pm

WHERE:- Waikanae Beach Community Hall
22 Rauparaha Street,
Waikanae Beach

Celebrate Winter coming to an end with a visit to the Waikanae Beach Indoor Market.

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items including:

- Plants, Flowers and Seedlings
- Award-winning local Olive Oil
- Local Waikanae Honey
- Jaylon's Bakery - Yummy Bakery Biscuits and Loaves, including Keto and Gluten-Free options
- Tui and Co - original screen printed aprons and baby t-shirts, water colour cards, scrunchies and hand made toys.
- Designer Ladies Clothing
- Funky Sox
- Wood Craft
- Pottery
- Mozaic Garden Art
- Jewellery
- Scented Candles and Natural Skincare
- A wide variety of Homewares
- Sewing Craft - lots of choices including different styled bags and face masks
- Junk For Joy - Up-cycled, Repurposed and handmade items including furniture
- Much much more.

Escape the house, visit the market, pick up a bargain or a gift and enjoy chatting to the friendly stallholders.

Invite a friend or 2 and enjoy an outing at this great community event. Support local!

Please don't forget your mask unless you have an exemption.

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3 hours ago

What's On: REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, pick up a bargain or a gift and support local.
REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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10 hours ago

Lovely cat looking for a loving new home.

Andrea from Paraparaumu

Please get in touch with Melissa on 021 451 175 (either text or call) with any questions or if you might want to meet Holly. Thank you!

Free

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11 hours ago

What's On: Open Mic Night Poetry Night

Martine from Otaki District

Enjoy a night of poetry, celebrate the Phantom National Poetry Day. You are welcome to come and read your poem, or just sit and listen, at this friendly event!
Open Mic Night Poetry Night
  • Paraparaumu Library
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12 hours ago

Free double bed

Andrew and Jos from Waikanae Beach

Free double bed
Been closed up in a room. Needs a good airing out.
Pick up Waikanae Beach

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3 days ago

Write Your Story

Information from Coast Access Radio 104.7FM

Make sure you listen to Angela and Bill Robertson read from Angela's books, here on C.A.R. This week's book reading features subject Wiremu (Bill) Kura, B.1950, who did a 15 month tour of Vietnam as a 19 year old...Hear more about his story, as read by Bill, this Sunday 14th August at … View moreMake sure you listen to Angela and Bill Robertson read from Angela's books, here on C.A.R. This week's book reading features subject Wiremu (Bill) Kura, B.1950, who did a 15 month tour of Vietnam as a 19 year old...Hear more about his story, as read by Bill, this Sunday 14th August at 6pm, repeated Wednesday 17th at 3pm....AND if you'd like to write your OWN story......meet Dr Angela Robertson in person and have her guidance and support!

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20 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"So cool to see a bellbird (Anthornis melanura), aka korimako, today. I can't remember the last one I saw - possibly around Christmas time, when I snapped one in red mistletoe at Mt Ruapehu. My daughter actually spotted this guy. "Mum, look, … View more
Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"So cool to see a bellbird (Anthornis melanura), aka korimako, today. I can't remember the last one I saw - possibly around Christmas time, when I snapped one in red mistletoe at Mt Ruapehu. My daughter actually spotted this guy. "Mum, look, what's that bird that looks like an almost ripe avocado with a beak."

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4 days ago

One rule for them........

Marie from Waikanae

No surprises here then that one of Nationals golden boys has been unmasked as a bully who severely beat a younger boy at his school. This was no schoolyard tiff. It was a vicious beating, reportedly using bed legs as clubs to injure the boy. Was Uffindell just too young to be charged with GBH, … View moreNo surprises here then that one of Nationals golden boys has been unmasked as a bully who severely beat a younger boy at his school. This was no schoolyard tiff. It was a vicious beating, reportedly using bed legs as clubs to injure the boy. Was Uffindell just too young to be charged with GBH, or was he, as a member of a privileged set, let off lightly and the whole incident hushed up?
Even more amazing is Uffindell's response today. He has spent most of the morning minimizing his actions with the media and sees no reason why he shouldn't stay on in the job. In a performance worthy of the president of Brazil, hes insisting it "was only a little bit of a bashing". Why anyone would consider voting for these thugs is beyond me.

It is this culture of schoolyard bullying that has underscored the National Party's policy on welfare. They are still content to attack those who are the most vulnerable members of our society, indulge in name calling such as "bottom feeders" and roll out the punitive action for anyone who steps out of line. In addition young people in need of job seeker assistance, must deal with organizations deemed worthy by National. Those in the National "pull yer socks up" club, rather than the somewhat more impartial services existing within our government structure. If you are a young person unfortunate enough to have to go to one of these meetings. Don't go alone.

16 hours ago

Love your compost? Pimp it up to win great prizes for your garden!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost … View more
Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost wins 1 of 9 Compost Kits (RRP $319 each).

So email through your best tip for successful compost and one photo of your composting setup to loveyourgarden@yates.co.nz by August 26, 2022 to be in to win.

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17 hours ago

Companion Walking Service

Information from Coast Access Radio 104.7FM

Could you be interested in volunteering for Age Concern, Kapiti as a companion-walker? Julie from Age Concern, Kapiti is the coordinator for the newly-formed, "Companion Walking Service", and she popped into the studio to have a chat with Tanya for "Health Happenings", airing … View moreCould you be interested in volunteering for Age Concern, Kapiti as a companion-walker? Julie from Age Concern, Kapiti is the coordinator for the newly-formed, "Companion Walking Service", and she popped into the studio to have a chat with Tanya for "Health Happenings", airing at 12noon on Saturday 13th August (show repeats 8pm Tuesday 16th August on 104.7FM).
The podcast will be available on our website from Saturday morning.

volunteerkapiti.org.nz...

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17 hours ago

Margôt Unlimited

Information from Coast Access Radio 104.7FM

Our "Conversations" programme at 9am this Saturday on 104.7FM features Margôt de Cotesworth from "Margôt Unlimited" - who specialises in RTT - Find out more by tuning in this Saturday (repeats the following Wednesday - 17th August, @ 7pm), and will be available as a podcast … View moreOur "Conversations" programme at 9am this Saturday on 104.7FM features Margôt de Cotesworth from "Margôt Unlimited" - who specialises in RTT - Find out more by tuning in this Saturday (repeats the following Wednesday - 17th August, @ 7pm), and will be available as a podcast from this Saturday morning from our website. If you are looking for a new way of living, therapy, a transformation, you owe it to yourself to listen in!

margotunlimited.com...

17 hours ago

CLOSING TODAY - Enrolments for local elections 2022

The Team from Kāpiti Coast District Council

Think you’re registered to vote or need to update your details? It's time to check! Nearly 18? It's time to enrol! Enrolments for Local Elections 2022 close TODAY and if you turn 18 before 8 October, you can pre-enrol too.

Enrolling is easy online at www.vote.nz... or call 0800 36 76… View more
Think you’re registered to vote or need to update your details? It's time to check! Nearly 18? It's time to enrol! Enrolments for Local Elections 2022 close TODAY and if you turn 18 before 8 October, you can pre-enrol too.

Enrolling is easy online at www.vote.nz... or call 0800 36 76 56.

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20 hours ago

Ombre bedside drawers

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kapiti

Use Resene Colorwood stain and colour to easily refresh a dated bedside drawer unit.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Your whole retirement is our consideration

Ryman Healthcare Limited

With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in … View more
With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in apartments and townhouses, assisted living in serviced apartments, resthome care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia care.

We offer a higher ratio of care in our villages so that if your needs change, you have priority access to our care centres.
Find out more

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