Ascot Park, Porirua

5 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A lovely picture from Louise Thomas.

"Early evening ablutions at the Wellington Botanic Gardens yesterday. Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) catching the last of the afternoon light."

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3 hours ago

Foldable climbing frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Petone

Construct a climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops and add the colour with Resene paint.

Find out how to create your own.

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9 hours ago

Nominate your Nice Neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've had hundreds of community hero shout outs on our Nice Neighbour page, with some even featuring in Stuff's local community papers. It's easy for you to chime in to those raving reviews, all you've got to do is nominate your community champion and be in with a chance to win … View moreWe've had hundreds of community hero shout outs on our Nice Neighbour page, with some even featuring in Stuff's local community papers. It's easy for you to chime in to those raving reviews, all you've got to do is nominate your community champion and be in with a chance to win a Prezzy® Card. Have a think and get nominating now! Nominate now!

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1 day ago

Did you feel the earthquake?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A 4.6 magnitude quake shook the lower North Island at 3.51am on Thursday.
The quake was 33 kilometres deep and centred about 30km west of Paraparaumu.
GeoNet reported light shaking being felt as far north as Auckland and as far south as Fiordland.

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2 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who is the lady wearing pink and what is going on here?

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1 day ago

All Black TJ Perenara takes whānau to get vaccinated in Porirua

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Ensuring his whānau members are protected if Covid-19 re-enters the community was a key reason All Black TJ Perenara decided to get vaccinated.
The 29-year-old rugby superstar (Te Arawa, Ngāti Rangitihi) and members of his family recently rolled up their sleeves and got the jab at the Ora Toa … View more
Ensuring his whānau members are protected if Covid-19 re-enters the community was a key reason All Black TJ Perenara decided to get vaccinated.
The 29-year-old rugby superstar (Te Arawa, Ngāti Rangitihi) and members of his family recently rolled up their sleeves and got the jab at the Ora Toa vaccination centre in Porirua.
“I know there [are] some people who have little concerns for the unknown, but coming together as a whānau, I think is a really cool way to do it,” the halfback said

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1 day ago

Could you get more from your Vitamin C supplement?

Lipo Sachets

The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are… View more
The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are proven to deliver 80% higher absorption than standard vitamin C* to help support your immune health and wellbeing.

Make sure your immune system is fighting fit for winter and beyond, by optimising your vitamin C intake.

Could you benefit from high dose liposomal vitamin C?

Ref: *Based on a clinical study comparing 10g Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets to 10g standard vitamin C. Maciej Lukawski (2019). Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to a balanced diet. AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Auckland. TAPS PP7841
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1 day ago

What's On: PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR

Ruth from Tawa

PSYLO a fun community choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic health conditions. Led by a music therapist, held Thursday mornings. Enquiries Claire 027 405 6458
PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
3 days ago

Porirua beach cleanup crew picks up 160kg of rubbish in 100m

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A beach cleanup crew collected 160kg of rubbish in two hours in an area of 100 square metres in the wetlands near Porirua Harbour on Saturday.
Petone Beach Cleanup Crew founder Lorraine Shaab has coined it “the Great Wellington Garbage Patch”.
She had been picking up rubbish in public places … View more
A beach cleanup crew collected 160kg of rubbish in two hours in an area of 100 square metres in the wetlands near Porirua Harbour on Saturday.
Petone Beach Cleanup Crew founder Lorraine Shaab has coined it “the Great Wellington Garbage Patch”.
She had been picking up rubbish in public places since 2015 and said that without a doubt the problem was getting worse. But she said this stretch of shoreline at the Porirua Harbour inlet took the cake.
Six volunteers, including Shaab herself, Michelle Stronach-Marsh from Plogging in Petone and Wayne Gazley from Keep Hutt Valley Beautiful, took to the beach on Saturday, armed with sacks donated by local business Kereru Brewing

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3 days ago

What's On: BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000

David from Brooklyn

Television executives peddle racist stereotypes for the sake of ratings in this blistering satire. “Audacious, vibrant, unsurprisingly maligned but frequently brilliant” –Vanity Fair. Details and trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000
  • Embassy Grand
3 days ago

IT Support

Logan from Freedom Living Charitable Trust

If you have a computer issue then get in touch with us!

Freedom Living provides onsite IT services to the Wellington Region at an affordable price of $80 per hour, with a minimum of an hour.

IT Services:

• Computer and device troubleshooting
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If you have a computer issue then get in touch with us!

Freedom Living provides onsite IT services to the Wellington Region at an affordable price of $80 per hour, with a minimum of an hour.

IT Services:

• Computer and device troubleshooting

• Computer and hardware upgrades

• Tutorials on how to use your technology

• Anti-Virus checks

• IT advice and recommendations

• Or any issues or questions you may have with technology

You can check us out on our website, but if you prefer, you can contact us directly on 021 467 119, or email lsayers@flct.org.nz

All funds raised from our IT services goes towards helping Freedom Living support the physically disabled community nationwide!

3 days ago

Major wastewater tank project to help Porirua

Porirua City Council

The recent burst wastewater pipe in Paremata has highlighted how important it is to look after the network carrying sewage away from our homes.

Fixing this pipe has become a priority but Porirua City Council is also taking a longer view, as signalled recently in its Long-term Plan (LTP), with … View more
The recent burst wastewater pipe in Paremata has highlighted how important it is to look after the network carrying sewage away from our homes.

Fixing this pipe has become a priority but Porirua City Council is also taking a longer view, as signalled recently in its Long-term Plan (LTP), with investment in critical infrastructure and harbour health among key priorities for the coming 30 years.

One of the major projects planned is a storage tank to help stop wastewater overflowing into Porirua Stream and Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour.

The proposed tank will be located north of Porirua railway station, between SH1 and the railway line. It will hold up to seven million litres (about three Olympic-sized swimming pools) of wastewater when there is heavy rain. Once the rain stops, the wastewater from the tank will be pumped to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in and fully treated.

Porirua City Council will soon ask for public submissions on the planned tank.

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker is welcoming progress on this project. “We made infrastructure a priority in our LTP – anything that can take pressure off our wastewater network is important for Porirua. I will also be interested in hearing the views of our residents.”

Wellington Water’s chief wastewater advisor, Steve Hutchison, says the tank will make a big difference to the harbour by reducing overflows from a known problem area. “The tank’s being sited where three wastewater main pipes – from the north, south, and east – feed wastewater through one pump station to the treatment plant. This is currently a bottleneck and unfortunately wastewater overflows from here regularly in heavy rainfall. That’s why we need this tank.”

The tank and related pump station and pipes have been designed to meet high standards of earthquake resilience. Planning includes protecting the existing wetland and planting native trees to screen the tank from sight and improve the environment.

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Visit: poriruacity.govt.nz
Call: (04) 237 5089
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4 days ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • The Loaves and Fishes, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
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4 days ago

What's On: Pop-up Hub for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington for a cup of tea, light lunch and to make new friends. Free social gathering for seniors. No need to register. Call 044996645 for more information.
Pop-up Hub for Seniors
  • Voglemorn Hall
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4 days ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Thursdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre
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4 days ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Wednesdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • All Saints Church
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