Ascot Park, Porirua

47 days ago

Animal Evac NZ deployed to Australia

Animal Evac NZ

With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand has sent a specialist team of six trained disaster responders to New South Wales. They are supporting animals and communities impacted by the catastrophic bush fires.

The team has experience in animal disaster management, … View more
With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand has sent a specialist team of six trained disaster responders to New South Wales. They are supporting animals and communities impacted by the catastrophic bush fires.

The team has experience in animal disaster management, international humanitarian aid, veterinary medicine, disaster victim identification, paramedicine, incident management, animal control, wildland firefighting and technical animal rescue.

Animal Evac is asking for donations to support their work on the ground in Australia and in responding to future emergencies. They are extremely grateful to the organisations and individuals who have already supported this deployment and helped make it possible.

To learn more about Animal Evac’s work and to stay up to date with their Australian deployment, follow them on Facebook or visit our Website
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47 days ago

Lost cats

Duane from Porirua City Centre

We have another cat up broken hill road, kenepuru near the tip entrance that has been sitting having a good ole meow out there tonight & as that is their way of communicating with humans, i dare say this poor baby is perhaps lost.. We haven't managed t get a pic of it yet but at this stage… View moreWe have another cat up broken hill road, kenepuru near the tip entrance that has been sitting having a good ole meow out there tonight & as that is their way of communicating with humans, i dare say this poor baby is perhaps lost.. We haven't managed t get a pic of it yet but at this stage it looks like possibly a ragdoll / birmese breed so far. Dark face, dark tail but light cream/honey coloured body. Just a good reminder to those that have most their furbabies to flick me a private message if you have lost your cat locally in particular for me to sing out names late at night when these cats come out to find food. We have reunited cats with their families as far as waikanae before as the food source would be plentiful with the tip here ect. so please do message me if so, I'd love nothing more than to reunite more loved ones with their furbabies, it can be so hard scrolling through pages n pages looking at photos alike & some may get lost in the past aswell. :)

48 days ago

Inner Wellington Harbour water quality update

The Team from Wellington Water

We have been working this week on Cuba Street to resolve a cross-connection to reduce the contamination in the inner Wellington Harbour.
Recent tests show that the water quality has still not improved sufficiently, so we continue to advise people to avoid swimming or collecting seafood at the … View more
We have been working this week on Cuba Street to resolve a cross-connection to reduce the contamination in the inner Wellington Harbour.
Recent tests show that the water quality has still not improved sufficiently, so we continue to advise people to avoid swimming or collecting seafood at the Taranaki Diving Platform and the shaded area on the map below until further notice.

Signage is in place in the affected areas.

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48 days ago

⚠Dixon Street wastewater update⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

Following the installation of the temporary above ground pipe, we now need to install a permanent underground pipe which means excavating from the Dixon/Willis intersection along Willis Street to State Highway 1 near Ghuznee Street.

On Monday 13 January 2020 we will start site investigations, … View more
Following the installation of the temporary above ground pipe, we now need to install a permanent underground pipe which means excavating from the Dixon/Willis intersection along Willis Street to State Highway 1 near Ghuznee Street.

On Monday 13 January 2020 we will start site investigations, locating service in the road and trenching along Willis Street. Pedestrian access along both sides of Willis Street will remain the same.

We are holding a community meeting next week, where we would like to invite businesses owners and residents to discuss the project work. We will have a project engineer, council representatives and local councillors available to answer any questions you may have.

The details for the community meeting are:
Tuesday 14 January, 5.30pm - Conference Centre, St John’s in the City.

Updates on this project will be available at: www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

48 days ago

Local Honey for sale

Rod from Hive World Honey

Hive World have local raw honey for sale from our factory shop at 39 Raiha St Porirua.
Bring along your favorite jar and we will fill it for you.
Multi- Manuka $21.85/kg

Negotiable

48 days ago

Pretty in pastel

The Team from Resene ColorShop Petone

Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen.

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 … View more
Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen.

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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49 days ago

⚠VIVIAN, CUBA & ABEL SMITH STREET CLOSURES⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

Work will continue between the hours of 9pm and 6am tonight on Vivian Street, Cuba Street and Abel Smith Street.

Abel Smith Street and Cuba Street will be closed, indicated in red on the map below. Vivian Street will have a partial shoulder closure rather than a full closure indicated in orange in… View more
Work will continue between the hours of 9pm and 6am tonight on Vivian Street, Cuba Street and Abel Smith Street.

Abel Smith Street and Cuba Street will be closed, indicated in red on the map below. Vivian Street will have a partial shoulder closure rather than a full closure indicated in orange in the map below. Please follow the traffic management signage along Vivian Street.

During this time resident access is still available, and residents do not need to move their vehicles.

Work will recommence next Monday 13 January at 8pm and continue on week nights between 8pm and 6am until the morning of Friday 17 January.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during this project.

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50 days ago

New police app

The Team from New Zealand Police

Introducing the new NZ Police app - available for free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Alongside officers serving our communities 24/7, we’re committed to using technology to help ensure our services and information are available to you, anywhere, any time.

✅National … View more
Introducing the new NZ Police app - available for free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Alongside officers serving our communities 24/7, we’re committed to using technology to help ensure our services and information are available to you, anywhere, any time.

✅National Police News
✅Local Police news
✅Alerts and safety advice
✅Notifications direct to your phone
✅Report incidents and issues
✅Frequently asked questions

The NZ Police app allows you to receive our national and local news and alerts and extends access to our online services. It’s one of the ways we’re working to make sure New Zealand is the safest country.

Download for Android here - play.google.com...

Download for iOS here - apps.apple.com...

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55 days ago

Raw Milk Petition

Anne from Whitby

Our access to raw or real milk has been cut off and made difficult by current regulations by MPI. Would you please sign this petition to our government. Thanks so much.
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50 days ago

Happy New Year

Manchester Unity Friendly Society - Britannia Lodge

Happy New Year from Manchester Unity

Want to know more about us?

Click on the link below and find out what we can offer you and your family.

www.manchesterunity.org.nz...

50 days ago

Road closure affecting Bus Stop #5000 & Stop #5002

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

Due to Courtenay place resurfacing work commencing from Friday 10 January to Saturday 11 January between 7am - 7pm each day. All westbound bus services heading towards Manners Street will need to be diverted via Wakefield Street to Taranaki Street to Manners Street then back on route during this … View moreDue to Courtenay place resurfacing work commencing from Friday 10 January to Saturday 11 January between 7am - 7pm each day. All westbound bus services heading towards Manners Street will need to be diverted via Wakefield Street to Taranaki Street to Manners Street then back on route during this time.

What does this mean for you? The lane heading towards Manners Street on Courtenay Place (from Cambridge Terrace to Taranaki Street) will be closed. Stop #5000 - Courtenay Place - Stop A is now relocated outside the YHA Wellington Backpacker Hostel on Cambridge Terrace. Stop #5002 - Courtenay Place at St James Theatre will be relocated outside the Reading Cinema carpark on Wakefield Street during diversion hours.

Keep up-to-date with what is happening on your network. Visit www.metlink.org.nz..., or check out MyMetlink or download the Metlink App for real-time information. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. #Metlinkbuses #knowbeforeyougo

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50 days ago

Wanted: Leaders for the Wellington newsroom

Eric Janssen Reporter from Dominion Post

Stuff Wellington and The Dominion Post are recruiting for a chief news director and a news director to lead the newsroom. Is that you, or do you know someone suitable? These roles come with great benefits, and excitement is guaranteed.

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50 days ago

FEATHERSTON & GREYTOWN - HAND HELD WATERING ONLY

The Team from Wellington Water

Until further notice, restrictions apply to outdoor water use in Featherston & Greytown: HAND HELD watering devices only; NO sprinklers, irrigation systems or unattended hoses.

This is in addition to year round, alternate day watering - even numbered properties on even numbered dates and odd … View more
Until further notice, restrictions apply to outdoor water use in Featherston & Greytown: HAND HELD watering devices only; NO sprinklers, irrigation systems or unattended hoses.

This is in addition to year round, alternate day watering - even numbered properties on even numbered dates and odd numbered properties on odd numbered dates.

Together we can conserve our water to ensure that there is enough clean, clear, and safe drinking water for all our community.

For more information and other water saving tips, please visit: www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

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50 days ago

Be in to win The Editors' Escape

The Editors' Escape

If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this … View more
If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this escorted tour gives you the opportunity to get to know the editors behind your much-loved magazines, hearing first hand about the upcoming season trends, interiors, and gardening tips.

Let us know here would you escape with the Editors' Escape via this link and be in to win 1 of 5 double passes to NZ House & Garden House Tours.

Competition closes 15th January 2020.
Enter now

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51 days ago

Setting your kids up financially, for life

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating how parents can best set their children up for financial security, particularly teaching them about spending and saving. We're on the hunt for advice, tips and stories from parents and families. Would you be willing to speak to us, or offer your two … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating how parents can best set their children up for financial security, particularly teaching them about spending and saving. We're on the hunt for advice, tips and stories from parents and families. Would you be willing to speak to us, or offer your two cents? You can reply to this post with a comment, or if you're happy to be interviewed, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

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