Raumati South, Paraparaumu

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12 days ago

Garage Sale - CANCELLED

Steve from Waikanae

CANCELLED!!! - sorry, all goods now sold.

Negotiable

13 days ago

How do you pronounce Paraparaumu?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbourly folk, Kāpiti resident Gaynor Bradbury has written to the Kāpiti Observer calling for a debate on the pronunciation of Paraparaumu.
Here is what she had to say.

"Kāpiti residents pronounce Paraparaumu in three ways:
(1) exactly as it’s spelt
(2) emphasising the fourth … View more
Hi Neighbourly folk, Kāpiti resident Gaynor Bradbury has written to the Kāpiti Observer calling for a debate on the pronunciation of Paraparaumu.
Here is what she had to say.

"Kāpiti residents pronounce Paraparaumu in three ways:
(1) exactly as it’s spelt
(2) emphasising the fourth ‘a’ and ignoring the u
(3) pronouncing the ‘au’ as separate vowels as in Taupō . When I did a Māori Language course we were told that vowels are pronounced separately, so some justification for that pronunciation.
Māori presenters on a recent programme on Māori TV, pronounced Paraparaumu exactly as it’s spelt. At least one Māori language expert agrees with this. It’s the simplest pronunciation for Paraparaumu residents when giving their address to others beyond "Kāpiti as it makes it easier for them to spell.
Māori don’t have plurals. Te is used for one, Nga for plurals. A literal interpretation of Nga Rara Rd could mean very sunny as Te Ra would be a or one sun. A literal meaning for para is dirt and umu is oven, so parapara would be a very dirty oven. As it would be in sand this is logical. Is it time for a united pronunciation?"

Tell us what you think.

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12 days ago

What matters most?

The Team from Kāpiti Coast District Council

Kia ora, as part of the development of the Long-term Plan 2021—41 we want to know what matters most to you.

This weeks question is: What matters most as we experience growth across the district?

We will see higher demand across all Council services from an expanding population, and these … View more
Kia ora, as part of the development of the Long-term Plan 2021—41 we want to know what matters most to you.

This weeks question is: What matters most as we experience growth across the district?

We will see higher demand across all Council services from an expanding population, and these services must be planned for with extra capacity. The continued growth in key demographics like older persons and young families also have implications for the types of infrastructure and services we will need to plan for in the future.

How do we plan ahead for growth, and the challenges and opportunities that it brings, ensuring Kāpiti continues to be a great place to live. Tell us what matters most to you.

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12 days ago

What's On: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991)

David from Brooklyn

Set in 1902 as an African-American family prepares to leave their island home for the mainland, this groundbreaking debut by Julie Daish remains urgent, poetic and resonant. Trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991)
  • Embassy Grand
12 days ago

What's On: Radio Control Yachts

Geoff from Paraparaumu

Kāpiti Radio Yacht Club race radio controlled yachts at Awatea Pond Paraparaumu (Wed/Fri/Sundays) and Winstones Lake Ōtaki (Sundays). Awatea Pond on Sundays are specifically for newcomers to come and try.
Radio Control Yachts
  • Awatea Pond
12 days ago

Free drawers

Sophia from Raumati Beach

Solid wooden tall boy (unsure what kind of wood) 120cm x 42cm x 85cm
Free. Pick up from Raumati Beach.

Free

12 days ago

Wellington Opera Launch

Wellington Opera

Wellington Opera is thrilled to be taking audiences on a journey of musical and theatrical discovery, launching with Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni at the Wellington Opera House, April 2021.

Wellington audiences are in for a real treat, with a dynamic New Zealand cast featuring many … View more
Wellington Opera is thrilled to be taking audiences on a journey of musical and theatrical discovery, launching with Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni at the Wellington Opera House, April 2021.

Wellington audiences are in for a real treat, with a dynamic New Zealand cast featuring many principals back in New Zealand on pause from their careers around the world.

The production of Don Giovanni is directed by Sara Brodie, with designer Meg Rollandi, and Matthew Ross as Music Director, with the Wellington Opera Chorus and Orchestra Wellington.

This is a bold yet timeless production offering food for thought for our times whilst embracing the theatricality of old.

Don’t miss it… with only four shows in April 2021, buy your tickets now!
Book now

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13 days ago

What's On: Creative Clay

Judy from Alicetown

You're invited to Hutt Art Potters Annual Exhibition. Exhibition runs from 25th November - 6th December, 10am - 4pm daily. Free entry. Guest artist Karin Amdal. All Welcome
Creative Clay
  • Hutt Art Centre
13 days ago

Fraud Awareness Week

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This Fraud Awareness Week we are encouraging Kiwis to take a moment to stop and think ‘is this for real?’ when contacted unexpectedly and asked for personal info.

New Zealand Police's Financial Intelligence Unit estimates New Zealanders lose $20-30 million annually to scams.

HOW TO AVOID… View more
This Fraud Awareness Week we are encouraging Kiwis to take a moment to stop and think ‘is this for real?’ when contacted unexpectedly and asked for personal info.

New Zealand Police's Financial Intelligence Unit estimates New Zealanders lose $20-30 million annually to scams.

HOW TO AVOID A SCAM:

+ A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you to ask for your PIN, password or to move money to another account.

+ Never click on a link in an unexpected email or text – you could be giving access to your personal and financial details.

+ Always question uninvited approaches in case it is a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.

+ Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic – just because someone knows your basic details (name and address, or mother’s maiden name) it doesn’t mean they are genuine.

+ Don’t be rushed into making a decision or financial transaction on the spot – a genuine bank or trusted organisation would never do this.

+ Listen to your instincts – if something feels wrong then it generally is.

If you believe you are the victim of a scam you can contact Police and report the matter via 105.

For more info on how you can prevent yourself, family and friends from being scammed, visit:

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13 days ago

Sport Blast from the Past: Mary Fisher

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Mary Fisher is one of our most successful international swimmers.
A world class athlete, she is an advocate for the blind and has never let her disability stop her.
Living in Upper Hutt, she took up competitive swimming at nine, first representing New Zealand in Australia in 2007.
At the 2009 World… View more
Mary Fisher is one of our most successful international swimmers.
A world class athlete, she is an advocate for the blind and has never let her disability stop her.
Living in Upper Hutt, she took up competitive swimming at nine, first representing New Zealand in Australia in 2007.
At the 2009 World Short Course Championships she featured prominently before setting a world record in the women’s 200m individual medley S11 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Mary always took her sport seriously, training daily with a determination to see how fast she could go.
At the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, she won five gold medals.
At the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Mary secured a further five medals including three gold, and at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games she again broke a world record in winning gold.
Mary retired from Para swimming in November 2018.
Mary, 26, is well-known for her work as an advocate around disability and environmental issues and for her support developing Para swimmers and mentoring youth with vision impairment and their families.
In 2019, she was appointed to the board of Paralympics New Zealand.

18 days ago

First home buyer burned by sunset clause finally secures dream house in Lower Hutt

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Remember Bailey Ross, the first time buyer who missed out on the property she'd been saving since she was 16 to own because of a sunset clause? Well, great news! She's secured a home in Lower Hutt.
I caught up with Bailey for an episode of First Rung, our podcast for first time buyers. … View more
Remember Bailey Ross, the first time buyer who missed out on the property she'd been saving since she was 16 to own because of a sunset clause? Well, great news! She's secured a home in Lower Hutt.
I caught up with Bailey for an episode of First Rung, our podcast for first time buyers. She ended up giving me a bit of a masterclass in tenacity and not giving up on your home owning dreams.
Find out how Bailey found her first home, and what it means to her after such a big let down.

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13 days ago

Woolen garments

Kimbra from Paraparaumu

I am looking for hand knitted woollen garments to unravel. Anyone has any please email me at kimbra.taylor@gmail.com or reply to comment

13 days ago

Art Class - Learn to Draw

Kimbra from Paraparaumu

There is a place in my new beginners class starting on the 3rd Feb at 1pm. You can learn to draw everything from fruit and flowers to birds and portraits. Everyone learns! This dog was done by a student as a commission for it's owner.
Email kimbra.taylor@gmail.com
" I didn't believe… View more
There is a place in my new beginners class starting on the 3rd Feb at 1pm. You can learn to draw everything from fruit and flowers to birds and portraits. Everyone learns! This dog was done by a student as a commission for it's owner.
Email kimbra.taylor@gmail.com
" I didn't believe that I would ever be able to draw but now I'm confident that I can."
artworks.kiwi...

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16 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Our Friday Feathered Friend this week is a Royal Spoonbill beautifully photographed by Louise Thomas in the Hutt River estuary.

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13 days ago

Watch Stuff Circuit’s new documentary, Emma

The Team Reporter from Stuff

At two weeks old, Emma was left at an orphanage in Russia. After three years, Emma was adopted by a New Zealand family and brought here for a new life - but that didn’t work out how it was supposed to. Emma was diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome and reactive attachment disorder. Parenting her… View moreAt two weeks old, Emma was left at an orphanage in Russia. After three years, Emma was adopted by a New Zealand family and brought here for a new life - but that didn’t work out how it was supposed to. Emma was diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome and reactive attachment disorder. Parenting her became a nightmare, and it ended in tragedy.

Emma has faced more challenges and rejections than most people could cope with. And now, she wants to take on the biggest challenge of her life - finding answers to those most fundamental questions: who am I? Where did I come from?
Watch now

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