Ascot Park, Porirua

13 days ago

Poll: Do you include your pet on the gift shopping list?

Neighbourly.co.nz

For some, giving their furry friend a sneaky piece of ham under the table is enough, but for others, buying and wrapping a Christmas present for their pet is tradition. Whether it be some edible treats, a new comfy bed, or an awesome outdoor toy for summer - do you include your pet on the gift … View moreFor some, giving their furry friend a sneaky piece of ham under the table is enough, but for others, buying and wrapping a Christmas present for their pet is tradition. Whether it be some edible treats, a new comfy bed, or an awesome outdoor toy for summer - do you include your pet on the gift shopping list? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you include your pet on the gift shopping list?
  • 19.5% Absolutely - I spoil them rotten
    19.5% Complete
  • 44.8% I buy something small - I don’t go overboard
    44.8% Complete
  • 20% Nope - pressies are for the people
    20% Complete
  • 15.7% I don’t have a pet
    15.7% Complete
1401 votes
14 days ago

Wasp Wipeout is coming - what's your experience of wasps?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Last year, the Wasp Wipeout raised more than $80,000 towards clearing South Island forests of their most effective predator. Now, the campaign is coming to the Capital! Wellington Pest Control managing director Darren Labrum said the number of wasp nests the company exterminated was increasing … View moreLast year, the Wasp Wipeout raised more than $80,000 towards clearing South Island forests of their most effective predator. Now, the campaign is coming to the Capital! Wellington Pest Control managing director Darren Labrum said the number of wasp nests the company exterminated was increasing every year. What's your experience of wasps?

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14 days ago

Public drop-in sessions - Lower Hutt Flood Hazard Maps

The Team from Wellington Water

We're preparing flood hazard maps of the urban areas of Lower Hutt. Modelling of the Wainuiomata catchment is the first to be completed.

To finalise the maps, we're asking members of the community to share their experiences and observations of flooding in Wainuiomata.

Come along to one… View more
We're preparing flood hazard maps of the urban areas of Lower Hutt. Modelling of the Wainuiomata catchment is the first to be completed.

To finalise the maps, we're asking members of the community to share their experiences and observations of flooding in Wainuiomata.

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions this week at the Wainuiomata Intermediate School hall to share your experiences and check out the flood hazard maps.

These will be held on:
• Thursday 5 December from 6pm - 8pm
• Saturday 7 December from 2pm - 4pm

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14 days ago

Save on your energy bills

energyclubnz

Check how much you could save using our new energy bill comparison calculator.

Simply upload a recent energy bill and we will do the work for you.

It just takes a few minutes.
Calculate my savings

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15 days ago

Do you need an online shop?

Mark from Porirua City Centre

I am offering Low Cost Website Packages and affordable 1 on 1 sessions to teach and upskill.

I am Based in Porirua
I am looking to build my portfolio of work, and gain long term clients so will charge much less than market rates.
Even if you are a novice computer user, I bet you $5 I can teach … View more
I am offering Low Cost Website Packages and affordable 1 on 1 sessions to teach and upskill.

I am Based in Porirua
I am looking to build my portfolio of work, and gain long term clients so will charge much less than market rates.
Even if you are a novice computer user, I bet you $5 I can teach you,
Need help with even the basics I m happy to help. Mobile Phones, Google, Facebook, and Jargon!

My details are on the photo.Or just comment and I will get in touch text is best 0274779626

15 days ago

Celebrate the launch of two new Readers Tours with TV Guide!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the NorthView more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19th December 2019.
Go into win

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15 days ago

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Rare Calendar Puzzles

Jenny from Titahi Bay

A must for any true Buffy fan.

Six double sided 200 piece jigsaw puzzles cover a year.The puzzle goes into a hanging frame with a wall calendar that hangs below. The calendar is suitable for any year.
Issued in 2001. Never used, one puzzle done for the photo.
The box has some slight damage to … View more
A must for any true Buffy fan.

Six double sided 200 piece jigsaw puzzles cover a year.The puzzle goes into a hanging frame with a wall calendar that hangs below. The calendar is suitable for any year.
Issued in 2001. Never used, one puzzle done for the photo.
The box has some slight damage to one corner.
The top is slightly pushed in from having other things resting on it.

Price: $40

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15 days ago

Golden Hands - six full folders

Jenny from Titahi Bay

For anyone into the crafts of the 60's and 70's.
Teaching the beginner through to being fully competent.
Crochet
Canvas work
Dressmaking
Embroidery
Fashion flair
Home sewing
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For anyone into the crafts of the 60's and 70's.
Teaching the beginner through to being fully competent.
Crochet
Canvas work
Dressmaking
Embroidery
Fashion flair
Home sewing
Kitting
Lace-making

Rediscover the arts the many have forgotten.

Missing: 3, 34, 35, 51, 57, 64, 65.

Price: $25

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15 days ago

Toy Golden Gatling Gun

Jenny from Titahi Bay

Never used so would make a good Christmas present.

More golden in colour than shown in the photos.
Fires crystal pellets that you make.
Comes with all the parts shown in the photos.
Gun
Battery
Crystal sachets and bottle for infusion.
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Never used so would make a good Christmas present.

More golden in colour than shown in the photos.
Fires crystal pellets that you make.
Comes with all the parts shown in the photos.
Gun
Battery
Crystal sachets and bottle for infusion.
Scope
Stent and tripod legs
Rechargeable battery piece.
Carrying strap

Price: $30

16 days ago

What's your favourite name for the wind? Vote in our poll!

Mandy Te Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours, vote in our poll about naming Wellington's wind! Naming the wind has been the talk of the town and ideas have been flowing in. Wellington mayor Andy Foster says it's great people are talking about it but he had no names to offer. Read the story and vote for your favourite … View moreHi neighbours, vote in our poll about naming Wellington's wind! Naming the wind has been the talk of the town and ideas have been flowing in. Wellington mayor Andy Foster says it's great people are talking about it but he had no names to offer. Read the story and vote for your favourite name below Sharon Murdoch's cartoon of Wellington hairdos.

18 days ago

Be healthy - use honey instead of sugar.

Rod from Hive World Honey

How to use Honey for cooking and for sweetening food and drinks. For cooking you may need to reduce the amount of liquids slightly.
Lemon and honey is a great drink but do not put the honey in boiling water as it will destroy the goodness in the honey.

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16 days ago

UPDATE: Dixon Street/Willis Street sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

We are continuing to manage containing the sewer leak from discharging to stormwater network and have removed the no fishing and swimming signs from the inner harbour.

Crews are continuing with investigations and repairs, and work is projected to carry on for an additional week. We are working … View more
We are continuing to manage containing the sewer leak from discharging to stormwater network and have removed the no fishing and swimming signs from the inner harbour.

Crews are continuing with investigations and repairs, and work is projected to carry on for an additional week. We are working with affected residents and businesses to keep them up to date and ensure.

17 days ago

Christmas Mutton Ham

Julie from Waitangirua

Hi does anyone know where I would be able to get a mutton ham for Christmas? I asked our local mad butcher and prestons both have informed me they will not be getting them in this year. Thank you

17 days ago

Theo Sutorius

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

'Kia ora everybody. For those of you that don't know me, my name is Theo and I have been sponsored by all of you and many other Rotarians to take a life-changing trip to the Netherlands for a year. This is an amazing opportunity I have been given and I’m here today just to tell you all … View more'Kia ora everybody. For those of you that don't know me, my name is Theo and I have been sponsored by all of you and many other Rotarians to take a life-changing trip to the Netherlands for a year. This is an amazing opportunity I have been given and I’m here today just to tell you all a little about me and why I want to go to the Netherlands.

'So who am I? Well to know me you first have to know my family. Pictured here with Kris Faafoi, is my mother, Tania. She is a consultant currently working for Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and she may look familiar to you because she is a Plimmerton Rotarian. She is actually the person who first brought the exchange to my attention earlier this year. And this is my father, Tony, who I'm more like than maybe I would like to admit. He is a filmmaker who owns his own independent film company and recently has had his film Helen Kelly in the New Zealand International Film Festival. I am also interested in film - just a tad less successful.

'We are also both members of the Plimmerton volunteer fire brigade, one of us has been there for a little over one year, the other a little over twenty-five.

'But the fire brigade is a bit of a family tradition. As well as me, my father, his father, his uncle and cousin have all been members of the Plimmerton fire brigade. If you calculate up all of our service time, it equals over one hundred years of service. And as you can tell I’m a very large contributor to that. I joined just over a year ago!

'As I mentioned earlier, I'm a bit of a wannabe filmmaker and photographer. When I was 12, I inherited an old camera from my father and since then I have been super passionate about photography. When I was 13 I taught myself how to edit and have been working on projects ever since. I’m currently working on a short film about the Pike River Mine and was given the amazing opportunity to be at the Mine filming the re-entry earlier this year. The film will be released sometime at the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

'I then plan to make a film about my year in the Netherlands and about foreign exchange students in general. I think it will end up being quite a long film and so when I get back I plan on coming back here when it is finished and showing it to all of you.

'So why do I want to go to the Netherlands? Well for starters my Opa is Dutch, he was actually born in a concentration camp in Indonesia and after the war, when he was about ten, he immigrated to New Zealand. This makes me one-quarter Dutch. I also have lots of family currently living in the Netherlands, many of whom I have never met. So through all of this, I'm just so excited to go and assimilate into the culture and maybe even more excited to have the opportunity to be able to learn how to speak Dutch.

'I will be staying in a small town called Rijssen which is on the opposite side of the Netherlands to Amsterdam, and on the German border. It is smaller than Porirua with around the same number of people.

'I would just like to finish by saying a big thanks to all of you for sponsoring me. I promise that I won't let this year of learning and growth go to waste. If any of you has any questions about me or about the Netherlands, or if you just fancy a chat, feel free to come and speak to me. I look forward to coming back in a year’s time and speaking to you all again.'

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