Aotea, Porirua

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9 days ago

Mana Arts Society Cash and Carry Exhibition Fri 29 Nov to Sun 1Dec

Carolina from Plimmerton

Come along to our annual pre-Christmas exhibition and get your Christmas pressies sorted! Plus you'll be supporting your local artists. Something for everyone. See attached poster for details.

MAS Exhibition 29 Nov to 1 Dec 2019.pdf Download View

9 days ago

Water shutdown - Willis St/Dixon St

The Team from Wellington Water

As part of the recent sewer works on Willis Street/Dixon Street, a water leak was identified. We will be completing this repair tonight between 11pm-3am, this will involve water being shut off. Water is expected to be back on at 3am, however if there are any delays we will notify Wellington City … View moreAs part of the recent sewer works on Willis Street/Dixon Street, a water leak was identified. We will be completing this repair tonight between 11pm-3am, this will involve water being shut off. Water is expected to be back on at 3am, however if there are any delays we will notify Wellington City Council who will share this information on their social channels.

Noise will be minimal, and affected businesses/residents have been informed.

Full traffic flow will be maintained through the intersection, with existing traffic management in place due to the closed shoulder on the Northern Western corner of the Dixon/Willis Street intersection.

9 days ago

Kris Faafoi, MP for the Mana electorate

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

It is always good to hear from our local MP. Last evening Kris Faafoi, MP for the Mana electorate and Minister of lots of things, was introduced by President Euon, whom Kris defeated in the 2017 election.

Last year he told us about his role as Minister of Civil Defence, a stressful portfolio he … View more
It is always good to hear from our local MP. Last evening Kris Faafoi, MP for the Mana electorate and Minister of lots of things, was introduced by President Euon, whom Kris defeated in the 2017 election.

Last year he told us about his role as Minister of Civil Defence, a stressful portfolio he was glad to relinquish. This time he described his work as Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, a big job which takes him away from his electorate more than he would like.

There is a lot going on. Kris focussed on several high profile issues that are exercising his Ministry.

The Commerce Commission has looked at fuel pricing: we are paying too much for petrol. Its final report and recommendations will be released in three weeks.

The banking and insurance industries need sorting out. Customers are coming second to company profits, and culture is poor. The Reserve Bank and FMA are working on this.

Kiwisaver has a built-in mechanism that puts many savers into default schemes which are too conservative, and they won’t have enough to retire on. The solution to this is in hand. Better information is needed and savers need to be more aware and active.

The law will be changed to regulate loan sharks and truck shops, which are a particular problem in communities like Porirua. Interest can be astronomical on short term loans, causing misery in some families.

Kris reminded us of recalls of doubtful airbags in pre-2004 cars. Go to rightcar.govt.nz for details. Thousands of cars still need to be processed.

Finally, Kris mentioned his work as Associate Minister of Housing. His goal is to make housing rental more stable and increase the length of time families spend in a property.

Kris is an imposing figure with a good command of detail, yet has a gentle manner, which went down well with his audience.

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9 days ago

tadpoles

Heath from Tawa

does anyone have tadpoles

Free

12 days ago

Would you work from home if you could?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Growing numbers of public servants are working from home as part of a public sector shake-up. Fifteen of the country's 32 public service departments are now offering flexible working for employees on a trial basis, with the policy intended to be rolled out sector-wide by the end of next year. … View moreGrowing numbers of public servants are working from home as part of a public sector shake-up. Fifteen of the country's 32 public service departments are now offering flexible working for employees on a trial basis, with the policy intended to be rolled out sector-wide by the end of next year. Flexible arrangements can include reduced/changeable hours, nine-day fortnights, a gradual return following parental leave, phased retirement, purchased annual leave, and working from home. Would you take up flexible working if it was offered - or have you already?

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12 days ago

What should we call Wellington's wind?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

With Wellington's 180th birthday just around the corner, historian Redmer Yska says it is time to name our wind. Meanwhile, Kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka. The first, te hau mātakataka, referred to trees being filled and roofs lifted while the… View moreWith Wellington's 180th birthday just around the corner, historian Redmer Yska says it is time to name our wind. Meanwhile, Kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka. The first, te hau mātakataka, referred to trees being filled and roofs lifted while the second, te hau āwhiowhio, was connected to whirlwinds and tornados. What do you think our wind should be called?

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9 days ago

What's On: Kapiti Indoor Market -Christmas 2019

Stefanie from Paraparaumu Beach

Come and join us for Christmas fun. 100+ local businesses & food trucks. Fun for the kids. Gold coin entry donation to Menzshed Kapiti.9.30am -2.00pm http://www.kapiti-indoor-market.co.nz/ for more info
Kapiti Indoor Market -Christmas 2019
  • Waikanae Memorial Hall
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9 days ago

What's On: Kapiti Indoor Market -Christmas 2019

Stefanie from Paraparaumu Beach

Come and join us for Christmas fun. 100+ local businesses & food trucks. Fun for the kids. Gold coin entry donation to Menzshed Kapiti.9.30am -2.00pm http://www.kapiti-indoor-market.co.nz/ for more info
Kapiti Indoor Market -Christmas 2019
  • Waikanae Memorial Hall
10 days ago

Christmas Parades

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

Are you travelling to the Christmas Parades happening across the Greater Wellington region 🎅🎄🎁?

Saturday 30 November there are parades in Wainuiomata 10:00-11:00am, Stokes Valley 12:00-1:00pm and Carterton 12:15-1:30pm. On Sunday 1 December Upper Hutt Christmas parade starts at 12:00pm … View more
Are you travelling to the Christmas Parades happening across the Greater Wellington region 🎅🎄🎁?

Saturday 30 November there are parades in Wainuiomata 10:00-11:00am, Stokes Valley 12:00-1:00pm and Carterton 12:15-1:30pm. On Sunday 1 December Upper Hutt Christmas parade starts at 12:00pm and finishes at 5:30pm.

Sadly 😔, our buses won’t be able to join in the fun and festivities and will have to be diverted during this time for routes 110, 120, 121, 160, 170 and 200. Check out MyMetlink or download the Metlink App. For more information visit www.metlink.org.nz... #knowbeforeyougo #Christmasparades

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10 days ago

Vibrating massage neck cushion

Debbie from Whitby

Never used. Make a great Xmas present. Is a blue grey colour.Has a zip compartment for the battery.

Price: $20

10 days ago

Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines work update

The Team from Wellington Water

Here's an update of what's been happening with the pipelines work that will connect the Omāroro Reservoir to the network.

Work is progressing well in Hargreaves Street, as we pour the concrete floor and walls in the chamber, and finish off the pipe installation. We are on track to open … View more
Here's an update of what's been happening with the pipelines work that will connect the Omāroro Reservoir to the network.

Work is progressing well in Hargreaves Street, as we pour the concrete floor and walls in the chamber, and finish off the pipe installation. We are on track to open up the bottom of Hargreaves Street by the end of the month in preparation for the Wallace Street road closure happening from December 8.

We’ve taken a few photos from around the current work site, as well as inside the chamber at Hargreaves Street so you can see what it looks like under the surface.

Learn more and keep up to date with the project on our website.

10 days ago

TEACHERS "Thank you"

Jo from Little Miss Cupcake Jo

@littlemisscupcakejo and @bayballoonz have put together a fabulous gift package for TEACHERS .
A "Thank you" gift to your children's teacher for 2019.
Simply just send us a message with your name , email address and contact number and we will then be in touch with you to confirm … View more
@littlemisscupcakejo and @bayballoonz have put together a fabulous gift package for TEACHERS .
A "Thank you" gift to your children's teacher for 2019.
Simply just send us a message with your name , email address and contact number and we will then be in touch with you to confirm your order.
MAKING IT EASY FOR BUSY PARENTS
HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYONE!

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10 days ago

Poll: Would you try a plant-based diet?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based … View moreA Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based diet? Vote in the poll below.

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Would you try a plant-based diet?
  • 20.7% Absolutely - I’m open to trying it
    20.7% Complete
  • 29.5% No way - I love eating meat
    29.5% Complete
  • 11.6% I am already following a plant-based diet
    11.6% Complete
  • 38.2% I regularly eat plant-based but still enjoy meat
    38.2% Complete
1834 votes
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