Ascot Park, Porirua

36 days 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.

36 days 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.

J
36 days 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

37 days 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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37 days 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

38 days ago

Keep safe this summer!

Ministry for Primary Industries

The summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill … View moreThe summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill this summer. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, so remember these easy steps while cooking.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn more

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42 days ago

Singing excitement! Auditions for Voices in the Wind now open!

Eric from Ranui

Voices in the Wind, the newest auditioned choir covering the whole Wellington region, and based in Porirua, have two audition dates (Wednesday 29 January and Wednesday 5 February) now available before we begin our second season. We are especially keen for you to come along if you are an alto or … View moreVoices in the Wind, the newest auditioned choir covering the whole Wellington region, and based in Porirua, have two audition dates (Wednesday 29 January and Wednesday 5 February) now available before we begin our second season. We are especially keen for you to come along if you are an alto or bass.

The first year was amazing, with 15 public performances, lots of fun, numerous standing ovations, and fantastic music throughout. If you have ever thought of singing with a group of highly talented and supportive individuals, this is the choir for you! And we have another year of terrific music and opportunities already lined up.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, and location is Mana (Porirua), very convenient to everywhere, with good public transportation and parking. Music director is Eric Sidoti, who also directs the Kapiti Chorale, Hutt Valley Gang Show, and St John’s choir on Willis Street, and formerly directed the Kapiti Chamber Choir and the Wainuiomata Choir. And we have the fabulous Jennifer Scarlet as our regular accompanist. Voices in the Wind cover a huge range of repertoire at a high quality level, yet we ensure that we are accessible to both singers and audiences alike. Fun and fellowship are both in abundant supply.

To sign up for auditions (rehearsals begin on 12 February), please contact our membership secretary Linda van Milligan at lindavanmilligan@gmail.com. If neither of the audition dates are suitable for you, contact us anyway and we can work out an alternative date for an audition. Give it a go – you will only regret it if you don’t!

38 days ago

Living Life Without a Car Workshop

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

Age Concern Wellington is offering free seniors' workshops for Living Life Without a Car in Lower Hutt, Wellington, Upper Hutt, and Tawa.

For more information, please call 04 499 6646 or email communitysup@acwellington.org.nz

February 11 in Lower Hutt, 10am
February 18 in Wellington, … View more
Age Concern Wellington is offering free seniors' workshops for Living Life Without a Car in Lower Hutt, Wellington, Upper Hutt, and Tawa.

For more information, please call 04 499 6646 or email communitysup@acwellington.org.nz

February 11 in Lower Hutt, 10am
February 18 in Wellington, 10am
February 25 in Upper Hutt, noon
March 11 in Tawa, 10am
We provide information about keeping mobile when we are no longer driving. Our Life Without a Car course highlights a range of possibilities to remain mobile, offers alternative ways of getting about in the community, suggests many options to keep involved and enjoying activities and much more… Each session will run for about an hour and a half - tea and coffee will be provided.

38 days ago

Louise Askin - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Louise from Makara, and a co-chair of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee. We are a community committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council and our city councils on the future of water quality and its use in Wellington, Upper Hutt … View moreKia ora koutou, I’m Louise from Makara, and a co-chair of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee. We are a community committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council and our city councils on the future of water quality and its use in Wellington, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt (our Whaitua). Our waterways are precious and our water networks (freshwater, wastewater and stormwater) are vital for our community’s wellbeing. Recently, we have been learning about the state of water in our area and gathering community input on how water is valued and what should be done to look after it.

I live with my family beside the Makara Stream and we follow its path each day, winding from the beach up toward the headwaters above Makara Village or Ohariu. Our rural communities value their waterways and we want their input on how to best achieve reductions of sediment and pathogens in our rural areas. In town, there is a huge job ahead in upgrading the piped water networks and lessening our three cities’ impact on water quality - while also planning for population growth. Our region must meet national water quality requirements within a few years so we want to find solutions that reflect our communities’ views and are informed by good evidence and information.

Get in touch with us to give us your thoughts. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page. To share what you value about our water and your solutions, have your say here.

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39 days ago

Would you like to meet new people?

Manchester Unity Friendly Society - Britannia Lodge

Manchester Unity can offer you the chance to meet like minded people while enjoying a wide range of social events.
Events we have planned include, High Tea, Mini Golf, Attending WOW and Wellington on a Plate and a super Christmas function!
If you would like to know more about how to join please … View more
Manchester Unity can offer you the chance to meet like minded people while enjoying a wide range of social events.
Events we have planned include, High Tea, Mini Golf, Attending WOW and Wellington on a Plate and a super Christmas function!
If you would like to know more about how to join please contact:

Pip on 04 566 7132 or pipm@manchesterunity.org.nz

40 days ago

$ave the GST. Hurry - ends soon!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

If you don’t have your Resene card yet, … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

If you don’t have your Resene card yet, sign up free online, or when you’re in store.

Hurry sale ends soon! Happy decorating!

*Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 29 January 2020. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.
Find out more

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40 days ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could … View more
We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
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41 days ago

The Reed Dictionary of Modern Maori

Jenny from Titahi Bay

As new, never used, cost $50 to buy.

Price: $20

43 days ago

Are you a Wellingtonian?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The debate is on about which is NZ's second largest city - Christchurch or Wellington - and it all comes down to where you consider the border to be. So, if you live in the Hutt, Porirua, Kāpiti and Wairarapa, what do you say? Are you a Wellingtonian?

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