41 days ago

Wellington's 'sit-down comedian' with a new take on funny

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Audiences often don’t know what to expect when David Batten wheels onto the stage.

More a “sit-down comedian” than a stand-up comedian, as he likes to joke, Dave is 29, (“Holy hell,” he said) and has lived with athetoid cerebral palsy his whole life.

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2 days ago

Poll: Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City is proposing a by-law banning unaddressed or advertising mail being put in letter boxes marked "no circulars" or '"no junk mail".
The by-law is part of a waste management plan to reduce the amount of material going in to landfills.

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Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?
  • 73.6% Yes
    73.6% Complete
  • 26.4% No
    26.4% Complete
629 votes
6 days ago

It is time to count Kererū

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This year the annual Great Kererū Count 2020 runs from 18-27 September.

As well as being real characters of the bush, kererū are also known as the gardeners of the sky –spreading precious seeds of forest giants such as tawa, miro and hinau. Tony Stoddard of Kererū Discovery, who coordinates the count, says kererū can pop anywhere

“At this time of the year kererū will be flocking to trees like willow and tree lucerne. These trees are kererū-magnets as the birds come out of their winter-feeding grounds and prepare for the breeding season by feeding on the nitrogen-rich leaves.”

“In urban areas, kōwhai are another important food source for kererū, and you will often see or hear angry tui defending their trees from hungry kererū.”

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7 hours ago

Gardening and window cleaning

Helen from Raumati Beach

I never thought I would be the one asking for gardening help and window cleaning but here I am, seeking help with maintaining my garden and windows as my condition has deteriorated and I really want to spend time doing the things I love instead of the jobs I find difficult. I love my indoor plants and succulents but our section is rather big and it does need maintaining. I am after quotes at this stage. Many many thanks.