Ascot Park, Porirua

1 day ago

Where are you renting?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Trade Me's latest figures show Wellington's median rent has topped $600 for the first time. But if you go further afield it's not much better, with the region sitting at $580, and areas like Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kāpiti Coast seeing huge increases in inquiries. Where are you … View moreTrade Me's latest figures show Wellington's median rent has topped $600 for the first time. But if you go further afield it's not much better, with the region sitting at $580, and areas like Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kāpiti Coast seeing huge increases in inquiries. Where are you choosing to rent these days?

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1 day ago

What's your preferred peanut butter?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Premium and alternative nut butters - like Wellington's Fix and Fogg - have some of the highest sales growth at supermarkets nationwide. Have you made the switch to more artisan brands, or would you rather stay with the tried and true?

1 hour ago

Make your own outdoor ottoman

The Team from Resene ColorShop Petone

Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this … View more
Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Follow these easy step by step instructions to create your own.

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3 hours ago

Peter Matcham - - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Pete, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them … View moreKia ora koutou, I’m Pete, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

My wife and I have been living at the edge of Belmont Park for over 30 years and I consider it my responsibility to pass on a sustainable healthy catchment to my grandchildren. We can’t do this alone and need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our water.
Increasing population and changing land use is putting pressure on our water, from our rivers and streams to the supply of drinking water, and management of storm and waste water. Fixing these problems is going to cost a lot, and we need to find solutions that are fair and equitable based on sound evidence and knowledge.

To do this we need to understand your views and to work with you and your community. Let’s shape the future of this place and our precious freshwater together.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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3 hours ago

Anya Pollock - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Anya from Karori, a member of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways … View moreKia ora koutou, I am Anya from Karori, a member of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

The Karori Stream that flows through my backyard serves as a reminder to me every single day on the importance of making our waterways healthy. We need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our waterways, which are under pressure from increasing population. We need solutions that require real change in the way we interact with water if we want it to be safe for our kids. And we need to think long-term about how and who pays for these solutions.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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11 hours ago

Missing Cat - Kaimai Place

Kim from Aotea

Have you seen me?!?!
My name is Mixie, I am a 3 year old tabby cat, I live on Kaimai Place, and I have been missing since Monday morning.
I am often shy and like to hide, but I also love my food.
If you see me, please let my family know as they really miss me :(
I don't have a collar (because … View more
Have you seen me?!?!
My name is Mixie, I am a 3 year old tabby cat, I live on Kaimai Place, and I have been missing since Monday morning.
I am often shy and like to hide, but I also love my food.
If you see me, please let my family know as they really miss me :(
I don't have a collar (because I'm basically Houdini with them) but I am microchipped.
Please check your sheds/garages to make sure I'm not stuck in there.
Thank you

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13 hours ago

What's On: Scottish County Dancing Introductory lessons

Ann from Tawa

Course of 4 lessons 7.30pm-9pm, All Mondays in February, $25. Scottish Country Dancing is social dancing. Fun and fitness! Suitable for adults and teens. Email lindenscdc@gmail.com or see www.lindenscd.org.nz.
Scottish County Dancing Introductory lessons
  • Baptist Church Hall
17 hours ago

Maths tuturing

Ursula from Plimmerton

Hi there Parent
I'm new to the area and working at a local college. I also do mathematics tutoring after school. I work mostly with junior high school maths, but will also do primary and help with those struggling with understanding senior high too. I work one on one, at your home, which makes… View more
Hi there Parent
I'm new to the area and working at a local college. I also do mathematics tutoring after school. I work mostly with junior high school maths, but will also do primary and help with those struggling with understanding senior high too. I work one on one, at your home, which makes things more relaxed for the student. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in getting your student the help as soon as possible. Spaces are limited, so get in soon.

Ursula
027 4458 997

20 hours ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great … View more
Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

1 day ago

Have you run out of things for the kids to do?

Rod from Hive World Honey

Get them in the kitchen to make Honey Bubble.
I remember making this when I was a child - lots of fun.
Ingredients.
125 grams butter
125 grams sugar
2 heaped table spoons of honey
4 cups rice bubbles
In a large pan gently heat butter, sugar and honey. Stir so it doesn't stick to the bottom … View more
Get them in the kitchen to make Honey Bubble.
I remember making this when I was a child - lots of fun.
Ingredients.
125 grams butter
125 grams sugar
2 heaped table spoons of honey
4 cups rice bubbles
In a large pan gently heat butter, sugar and honey. Stir so it doesn't stick to the bottom and burn. Heat until boiling and boil for 4 minutes
Remove from the heat and add rice bubbles and mix well. Pour into a lined slice pan or use cupcake cases and put in the fridge to cool
Once cooled, cut slices to desired size.
ENJOY.

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1 day ago

Eat Drink and Be Crafty

John from Aotea

This popular annual event is being held again on Saturday 25 January 2020, from 10am to 4pm. The Weather forecast looks fine. 
Enjoy the very best of locally-made crafts, artisan food, and refreshments in a lovely rural setting at the Eat Drink and Be Crafty Fair. There will also be a live band … View more
This popular annual event is being held again on Saturday 25 January 2020, from 10am to 4pm. The Weather forecast looks fine. 
Enjoy the very best of locally-made crafts, artisan food, and refreshments in a lovely rural setting at the Eat Drink and Be Crafty Fair. There will also be a live band and plenty of entertainment for all ages – it’s sure to be a great family day out for everyone and is a must on your social calendar.
This event is run by Mana Lions. The proceeds from the day will support Wellington Free Ambulance and local Porirua Community Charities.
Where: Greater Wellington’s Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, 608 Paekakariki Hill Road, Porirua, Wellington
Admission: Gold coin donation

1 day ago

THE SURPRISE PARTY at Circa Theatre

Sales & Marketing Manager from Circa Theatre

A new summer comedy from Playwright and DomPost columnist Dave Armstrong (The Motor Camp) and directed by Conrad Newport

“The funniest stage-comedy I’ve seen in years…” Simon Sweetman, Off the Tracks

Doug Morris has been the sole MP of his tiny left-wing party for nine years. But when… View more
A new summer comedy from Playwright and DomPost columnist Dave Armstrong (The Motor Camp) and directed by Conrad Newport

“The funniest stage-comedy I’ve seen in years…” Simon Sweetman, Off the Tracks

Doug Morris has been the sole MP of his tiny left-wing party for nine years. But when Beehive scandals and social media disasters hit both major parties, Doug and his ragtag list of hopeless candidates – including a bus driver who hates passengers and a transport spokesperson who doesn’t drive – are in serious danger of winning power. Doug is horrified – he knows what they’re like!
Book now

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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 conditions. Meets every Friday morning and led by a music therapist. Admission free, enquiries Claire 0274056458
PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
1 day ago

Foot Spa

Maxine from Titahi Bay

Hi all,

I am on the hunt for a foot spa and thought I would try on here first to see if anyone had one that they no longer used

Free

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