Ascot Park, Porirua

5 days ago

Residential sprinkler ban in effect

The Team from Wellington Water

A residential sprinkler ban is now in effect for Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Wellington.

See what this means for you at loveeverydrop.nz

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5 days ago

Pat Van Berkel - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Pat, 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… View moreKia ora koutou, I’m Pat, 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.

I have had the opportunity to work with some of you through my involvement with Forest & Bird Upper Hutt. I also chair the local group – Friends of the Hutt River. I am passionate about the health of our waterways that should be safe for people to enjoy and would like to see a thriving natural ecology in our waterways.
This job isn’t easy. We need to find solutions to fix our waste and stormwater networks. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

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, and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say by following the link below.

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5 days ago

How’s my bus network?

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

Summer holidays are over, so it’s back to business as usual in Wellington. To keep you informed with what’s happening across the city, here’s an update on the major roadwork projects happening around the city that might mean your bus of choice across all routes is taking longer to get to you.… View moreSummer holidays are over, so it’s back to business as usual in Wellington. To keep you informed with what’s happening across the city, here’s an update on the major roadwork projects happening around the city that might mean your bus of choice across all routes is taking longer to get to you.

Brandon Street earthquake strengthening: There are multiple buildings along both sides of Brandon Street, between Featherston Street and Customhouse Quay currently undergoing renovations/earthquake strengthening. The road has been closed to ensure public safety and is due to re-open sometime in April 2020.

Wallace Street Omaroro Reservoir Pipelines Project - 5 Jan 2020 to Mid-2020: The Wright Street diversion is now 6 weeks into the construction of a new reservoir beneath Wallace Street. Routes 3, 18e, 27, 718, 726 and 770 are continuing to be diverted via Wright Street which will continue until the project has been completed in mid-2020.

Willis Street Wastewater Project - 20 December to end of March 2020

With the Willis Street wastewater project underway we would like to remind you that Routes 7, 17, 17e, 25, 29 and 29e will continue to be diverted northbound towards Lambton Quay via Ghuznee Street to Taranaki Street to Manners Street until work on the permanent installation of new pipes under Willis Street is completed at the end of March 2020.

We would like to thank Wellington City Council for working with us as we keep you informed about these roadwork projects, and you our customers for your patience as our Metlink buses continue to work hard to get you where you need to be whilst these diversions are in place.

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5 days ago

SPRINKLER BAN - IN EFFECT FROM 14 FEBRUARY

The Team from Wellington Water

A ban on the use of residential sprinklers and irrigation systems will take effect in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua from tomorrow, Friday 14 February.

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5 days ago

What's On: Kids Go Free at Staglands!

Sheen from Akatarawa

Kids Go Free at Staglands on Children’s Day on Sunday 1st March. *Children (0-16 years) must be accompanied by paying adult.
Kids Go Free at Staglands!
  • Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe
8 days ago

How should we pay for Let's Get Wellington Moving?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The prospect of congestion charges, backed by Wellington Mayor Andy Foster, has met opposition from city councillors. But the question remains - how should we pay for Let's Get Wellington Moving? Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council have promised to stump up 40 per … View moreThe prospect of congestion charges, backed by Wellington Mayor Andy Foster, has met opposition from city councillors. But the question remains - how should we pay for Let's Get Wellington Moving? Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council have promised to stump up 40 per cent of the $6.4 billion bill. What's your view?

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6 days ago

SEVERN STREET BURST WATER MAIN UPDATE

The Team from Wellington Water

Water is available for residents impacted by this outage to collect outside 53 Severn Street.

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6 days ago

SEVERN STREET BURST WATER MAIN UPDATE

The Team from Wellington Water

The number of properties in Severn Street affected by the water outage has been reduced from 250 properties to 70 (between 15-77 Severn Street).
However, those left without water to their homes will have another significant wait until service can be restored – the estimated time of repair is at … View more
The number of properties in Severn Street affected by the water outage has been reduced from 250 properties to 70 (between 15-77 Severn Street).
However, those left without water to their homes will have another significant wait until service can be restored – the estimated time of repair is at least 8 hours.

Two nights in a row without water is unacceptable and very disruptive. We’re sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused and understand that it’s just not on.

Replacing the aged water pipe is currently scheduled to begin in March 2020; we’re looking into what can be done to speed the process up.

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7 days ago

What's On: No Butts clean up

Lesl from Parnell

Join Our Seas Our Future for a No Butts cleanup. We'll be collecting cigarette butts and rubbish to highlight the extent of 'butt pollution' in Wellington. Contact: wellington@osof.org for info.
No Butts clean up
  • Oriental Bay Band Rotunda by the beach
6 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter February 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The first edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter for the year is out now and it is packed full of useful information!

In this issue we share a bit more about us, the Office for Seniors, what we do and how we help older people across New Zealand.

There is a story on money … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The first edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter for the year is out now and it is packed full of useful information!

In this issue we share a bit more about us, the Office for Seniors, what we do and how we help older people across New Zealand.

There is a story on money mules, what they are and what to do if you unintentionally become one.

We also have handy tips on staying fit and healthy with stories on Senior Chef cooking classes and chair yoga.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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7 days ago

Te Marua Water Treatment Plant Open Day

The Team from Wellington Water

Come along to our Open Day at Te Marua Water Treatment Plant!
We're excited to provide Wellingtonians the opportunity to see first-hand how water is treated and how the supply system works by offering guided tours at Te Marua Water Treatment Plant on Sunday 1 March. Tours will be running … View more
Come along to our Open Day at Te Marua Water Treatment Plant!
We're excited to provide Wellingtonians the opportunity to see first-hand how water is treated and how the supply system works by offering guided tours at Te Marua Water Treatment Plant on Sunday 1 March. Tours will be running throughout the day from 10am.
Bookings are essential, with a maximum of 20 people per tour.

For further information and to book your spot – visit wellingtonwater.co.nz/temaruaopenday

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9 days ago

What do you think of Victoria University of Wellington's rebrand?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Victoria University of Wellington spent nearly half a million dollars to rebrand its logo, shield and crest.
The most noticeable change is shifting the focus from the word Victoria to the word Wellington. It comes after a failed bid to change the university's name. Opponents of the … View more
Victoria University of Wellington spent nearly half a million dollars to rebrand its logo, shield and crest.
The most noticeable change is shifting the focus from the word Victoria to the word Wellington. It comes after a failed bid to change the university's name. Opponents of the $466,367.87 "refresh" say it's a joke and a disgrace. What do you think?

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7 days ago

Who are the business heroes 
in your neighbourhood?

Prospa

Small businesses are the 'glue' in our communities – they keep us all together. When they thrive we all thrive.

Do you know a local business that needs recognition? Nominate them for Prospa Local Business Hero – and you could both win some great prizes.

Every nomination … View more
Small businesses are the 'glue' in our communities – they keep us all together. When they thrive we all thrive.

Do you know a local business that needs recognition? Nominate them for Prospa Local Business Hero – and you could both win some great prizes.

Every nomination receives a free 3-month premium listing on Neighbourly. The 11 Regional finalists get a $100 Prezzy® card for the business (and one for the nominator too). The National winner receives $2,500 Prezzy® card from Prospa, a $5,000 Stuff advertising package and a $2,500 Neighbourly package.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
Nominate now

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7 days ago

Plates almost brand new - microwave and dish washer safe

Ram from Whitby

We have some kitchen plates - some have been used but in a great condition and some are brand new . Ping me if you are interested. 6 plates for $10.

Cheers

Price: $10

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