Aotea, Porirua

15 days ago

Collect a bag of rubbish - and you could win prizes!

Resene

Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a … View more
Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a walk over the weekend and collect a bag of rubbish in your community - it's simple but with a collective effort can make a big difference.

It's free to participate and there are prizes to be won - including a $200 Resene Gift Card! Simply head to their event page and register your interest.
Sign up here

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15 days ago

Where community and staff come together

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make … View more
A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make sure you’re ok.”
Hoko and Glenda feel very fortunate for the support they received when Hoko experienced some health issues. It wasn’t just the village staff who provided support, the whole community rallied around them.
“When I got sick the community itself looked after me,” Hoko explains.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the staff here,” Glenda says.
Experience the difference

15 days ago

Help people in the Pacific threatened by measles outbreaks

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent … View more
Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.

You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.

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16 days ago

Are your dog’s food portions right?

Coopers Pet Kitchen

Coopers Pet Kitchen can help with that… simply answer 8 quick questions about your dog and we’ll create a personalised menu and measuring cup to take the guesswork out of mealtime.

Special launch offer: treat your furry friend to a premium New Zealand made 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish … View more
Coopers Pet Kitchen can help with that… simply answer 8 quick questions about your dog and we’ll create a personalised menu and measuring cup to take the guesswork out of mealtime.

Special launch offer: treat your furry friend to a premium New Zealand made 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish Recipe for just $47, normal retail price $94 each. Offer expires 18/12/19.

It’s so easy that any member of the family can help serve up the perfect portion every time and keep your dog in tip-top condition.
Get your dog's plan

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16 days ago

Decadent DIY gifts

The Team from Resene ColorShop Petone

A beautifully decorated box filled with aromatic tea makes a lovely gift for someone who enjoys a cuppa.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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16 days ago

Give the gift that keeps on giving

Mags4Gifts

This Christmas, save up to 30% off your favourite magazine titles like NZ Gardener, NZ House & Garden, TV Guide and many other magazine titles.

Visit Mags4gifts or call 0800 624 444 to order! Sale ends Boxing Day 2019.

T&Cs apply.
Order now

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16 days ago

A Very Welly Christmas 2019 event

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

This weekend Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th November the annual ‘A Very Welly Christmas’ event is happening again. Sadly our buses won’t be able to join in the fun and festivities on Lambton Quay and will have to be diverted during this time.

For more information visit: www.metlink.org.nz...View more
This weekend Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th November the annual ‘A Very Welly Christmas’ event is happening again. Sadly our buses won’t be able to join in the fun and festivities on Lambton Quay and will have to be diverted during this time.

For more information visit: www.metlink.org.nz... or go to MyMetlink or download the Metlink App.

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17 days ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

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17 days ago

Remutaka Hill Rd to close for five nights

Marcus Stickley Reporter from Dominion Post

NZTA has sent a warning that the State Highway 2 road will close from 9pm to 4am from November 24 to November 29.

It will be the first of three five-night closures of the road in the coming year for maintenance and slip prevention.

Access will still be available for emergency services and there … View more
NZTA has sent a warning that the State Highway 2 road will close from 9pm to 4am from November 24 to November 29.

It will be the first of three five-night closures of the road in the coming year for maintenance and slip prevention.

Access will still be available for emergency services and there will be a limited shuttle for urgent travel. People can book the shuttle at remutaka@nzta.govt.nz.

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17 days ago

Kadima Bed Couch

Jenny from Titahi Bay

Get ready for those extra Christmas visitors.
The couch has had very little use, so the inner springs are in very good condition. It is a light maroon in colour.
The couch is: 2 metres long by 1400cm wide, height 70cm
Mattress is: 1700cm x 800 cm

Extended length is: 1900cmCan be viewed by … View more
Get ready for those extra Christmas visitors.
The couch has had very little use, so the inner springs are in very good condition. It is a light maroon in colour.
The couch is: 2 metres long by 1400cm wide, height 70cm
Mattress is: 1700cm x 800 cm

Extended length is: 1900cmCan be viewed by locals before bidding.
Transport can be arranged if needed.

Price: $420

17 days ago

Chris Theobald, Principal, Bishop Viard College

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

Chris Theobald is a visionary school principal, currently of Bishop Viard College but recently, and for several years, principal of Holy Family Primary School in Porirua East. (Our club has connections with Holy Family: Michael Parker is a friend of the school and they have had several grants under… View moreChris Theobald is a visionary school principal, currently of Bishop Viard College but recently, and for several years, principal of Holy Family Primary School in Porirua East. (Our club has connections with Holy Family: Michael Parker is a friend of the school and they have had several grants under our Grant-a-wish programme.)

Last evening Chris spoke to the Club about his experiences as a teacher and principal in low decile schools, using striking examples from his time here. He comes from a pakeha family in Lower Hutt and attended St Bernard’s College, and had to adjust his thinking when he was appointed in Porirua.

Holy Family School has done well under Chris’ leadership, increasing its roll and winning awards. He told his students they were attending ‘the best school in New Zealand’.

He noted that over 40% of local year 9 students avoid transferring to secondary schools in Porirua; this is a result of negative perceptions and expectations. Almost all young people have hope and ambition which must be fostered. At the same time, the way in which success or excellence are defined varies among the different groups in society, and this must be respected.

Chris is now at Bishop Viard College, which has been through tough times of late. He is the sixth principal in eight years and the college is under statutory management. It has capacity for 700 students but the roll is only 230, so Chris has the job of turning things around. He has started by inviting successful alumni back to the school to instil hope and ambition in the current students.

There are numerous examples of inspirational principals rescuing failing schools. Chris Theobald is clearly one of these, and we wish him well.

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17 days ago

Help give Kāpiti a Cancer Support Centre

Ione Slater from Cancer Society NZ - Kāpiti

Everyone deserves easy and equal access to cancer support, no matter who they are or where they live.

This much needed Kāpiti Support Centre will be there for those you know affected by cancer today and in the future.

The Cancer Society is 100% community funded, so we need your help to … View more
Everyone deserves easy and equal access to cancer support, no matter who they are or where they live.

This much needed Kāpiti Support Centre will be there for those you know affected by cancer today and in the future.

The Cancer Society is 100% community funded, so we need your help to make it happen. Please donate today.
Donate now

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18 days ago

Have you ever fought a parking ticket?

Mandy Te Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

Hi neighbours, a man has won a battle over a parking ticket using his persistence and photos he took on his mobile. Dave Finlay was ticketed for staying past the time limit in a free 24-hour zone beside the airport. Finlay says he's not hi-tech but he takes several photos to protect himself. … View moreHi neighbours, a man has won a battle over a parking ticket using his persistence and photos he took on his mobile. Dave Finlay was ticketed for staying past the time limit in a free 24-hour zone beside the airport. Finlay says he's not hi-tech but he takes several photos to protect himself. Read the story and share your experiences with us below.

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17 days ago

Paving bricks for sale!

Tracy from Tawa

Hi all, we have about roughly 500-600 bricks available for sale at 50c a brick.
Must pick up
Ring Tony on 0272800455

Price: $0.50

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