Aotea, Porirua

17 days ago

The NZ House & Garden House Tours are selling fast!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer … View moreNZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin. For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring, please visit our website.

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17 days ago

Are you seeing green?

The Team from Wellington Water

You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a … View more
You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a stormwater sump, and watched it flow out into the harbour through the stormwater system. As it was high tide, not all of the dye came out so we expect to see more green dye flowing into the harbour throughout the day.

We use dye testing as a way to investigate broken pipes, cross connections and other issues within the network. It was great to be able to share this with the students and help them learn more about where water comes from and where it goes.

The dye is completely safe for the environment, and will dissipate as the tides change.

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17 days ago

Looking for help to get your home holiday ready?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds … View more
Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds 20 Nov) to answer any questions you have about colour trends, decorating ideas, and the best way to get a perfect finish. Click here to submit your question now, then join us on Homed from 7pm to get some answers. See you then :)

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17 days ago

Poll: What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.

Find out the answer here.

What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?
  • 24.3% Failing to giveway
    24.3% Complete
  • 15.3% Travelling above the speed limit
    15.3% Complete
  • 21.1% Not stopping at stop sign
    21.1% Complete
  • 39.3% Not checking blind spots/mirrors
    39.3% Complete
1178 votes
17 days ago

How to be more Neighbourly...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Being Neighbourly is a lot more than just signing up to the website. It’s about taking the next step and being helpful and friendly to those around you. There are loads of different ways to be Neighbourly - here are a few suggestions from us.

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18 days ago

Shelf wanted

Heath from Tawa

Hi everyone
Just need a strong sturdy rack that can hold some fish tanks
kind regards
Heath

Free

18 days ago

Willis St and Dixon St - sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

We currently have stop go traffic management in place on the intersection of Willis St and Dixon St, due to a leak in a pressurised sewer. We are looking at the best way to excavate and repair this leak safely, and will keep you updated on any traffic management changes.

As a precaution we have … View more
We currently have stop go traffic management in place on the intersection of Willis St and Dixon St, due to a leak in a pressurised sewer. We are looking at the best way to excavate and repair this leak safely, and will keep you updated on any traffic management changes.

As a precaution we have put up signs at Wellington Harbour advising people not to swim due to possible contamination. We are carrying out testing in the Harbour and will advise of the results.

18 days ago

Have you Lost your cat...

Duane from Porirua City Centre

Another friendly kitty has turned up in the last week or so, tonight it has sat with us & had cuddles & food from our hands even. Deffinatly someone's furbaby, has a very distinctive meow, similar to a bengal meow & has very orange with stripes coat again much like a bengal.. Tip … View moreAnother friendly kitty has turned up in the last week or so, tonight it has sat with us & had cuddles & food from our hands even. Deffinatly someone's furbaby, has a very distinctive meow, similar to a bengal meow & has very orange with stripes coat again much like a bengal.. Tip road, kenepuru

19 days ago

A special time needs a special timetable.

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In town over Christmas? So are we. We’ll be running special timetables on buses, trains and ferries from Monday 23 December to Sunday 5 January, so please double-check before you travel. Your normal weekday services will resume on Monday 6 January.

If you’re travelling by bus or train to visit… View more
In town over Christmas? So are we. We’ll be running special timetables on buses, trains and ferries from Monday 23 December to Sunday 5 January, so please double-check before you travel. Your normal weekday services will resume on Monday 6 January.

If you’re travelling by bus or train to visit family and friends on Christmas Day, you can ride FREE.

Thanks for travelling with us throughout the year. For details visit metlink.org.nz or call 0800 801 700.

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19 days ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here

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20 days ago

Feel the Spirit – an uplifting and foot-stomping concert featuring the Kapiti Chorale and Voices in the Wind

Eric from Camborne

The dynamic new Porirua-based Voices in the Wind combines with the well-established Kapiti Chorale in two concerts, the first at Plimmerton School Hall in Plimmerton on Friday 29th November at 7.30pm and the second on 1st December at 3pm at St Paul's Church, Paraparaumu.
The choirs will … View more
The dynamic new Porirua-based Voices in the Wind combines with the well-established Kapiti Chorale in two concerts, the first at Plimmerton School Hall in Plimmerton on Friday 29th November at 7.30pm and the second on 1st December at 3pm at St Paul's Church, Paraparaumu.
The choirs will present a rousing, toe-tapping concert based around spirituals from the southern USA, a genre of American folk music that articulates the suffering, longing, and religious passion of African Americans during slavery and its aftermath. Religious hymns and work songs, set to traditional African rhythms and chanting styles, often including messages that plantation owners didn't understand, formed the basis for this incredible new style of music called the spiritual.
The feature work, by Linda Twine, is the cantata Changed My Name. This heartfelt and dynamic work is based on the story of the journey to freedom by American slaves. This work is narrated by Tanya Piejus and Susannah Donovan, joined by a group of inspiring young soloists (Michaela Cadwgan, Alexandra Woodhouse Appleby, Jamie Young, and Joseph Haddow) as well as brilliant accompanists Phillip O'Malley and Jennifer Scarlet. Each choir will also sing several pieces on their own, each soloist will join in with additional works, and throw in a few more combined choir pieces from the nearly 100 voices on stage, and you will leave the concert hall “buzzing” - guaranteed!
Tickets available from Moby Dickens Books, Mac's Collectables, The Bookshelf, Plimmerton Deli, tickets@kapitichorale.org.nz, by phoning 04 293 4092, or purchase at the door. Adults $30; 2 for $55 Students $10
Do not miss the choral concert of the year!

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20 days ago

Challenge the unspoken rules

White Ribbon

A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their … View more
A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their individuality and define themselves as men who have respectful relationships with themselves and their partners – creating happier, healthier communities for us all.
Find out more

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20 days ago

Have you lost your lil short legged furbaby..

Duane from Porirua City Centre

Anybody lost their lil short leg furbaby... Im confident this is a domestic cat, only just recently been spotted up here. This is often where lost one's tend to come as the good source would be plentiful up here, tip road, kenepuru (broken hill road) we have reunited owners with their cats … View moreAnybody lost their lil short leg furbaby... Im confident this is a domestic cat, only just recently been spotted up here. This is often where lost one's tend to come as the good source would be plentiful up here, tip road, kenepuru (broken hill road) we have reunited owners with their cats here from as far as lower hutt in the past so don't think it won't be your furbaby because of the distance, it can be surprising just how far they can roam. :)

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