Cannons Creek, Porirua

8 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is obviously an old building being demolished but who knows where?

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13 hours ago

Tours and new app for Heritage Week

Porirua City Council

A new app for your phone that highlights walking trails and Porirua’s history has been launched to celebrate Heritage Week, and there are two free tours to sate your interest in the city’s past.

The Discover Porirua app is available to download via the Google Play and App Store for your … View more
A new app for your phone that highlights walking trails and Porirua’s history has been launched to celebrate Heritage Week, and there are two free tours to sate your interest in the city’s past.

The Discover Porirua app is available to download via the Google Play and App Store for your mobile phone. In it, there are more than 30 places to walk or places of interest in the city, including Battle Hill Farm, Te Aro Piko, Gear Homestead, Whitireia Park and Pātaka.

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says downloading the app is an excellent way to learn more about the city, and you’ll be surprised what you didn’t know.

“Porirua has a rich history and there’s many places to find information – but this app is a great way to start.

“Walk the heritage trails of Pāuatahanui, Pukerua Bay or Plimmerton. There’s so much rich heritage to our city, so get out there and explore it.”

The app will be officially launched at Pātaka, at 5pm on Tuesday 26 October.

On Saturday 30 October there are two free community tours by local experts in Pukerua Bay (10.30am) and Plimmerton (10.30am and 2pm). Each takes about an hour, involves walking, and you can learn about the history of each village, including rail, and check out key heritage sites.

Both have limited places – email plimmertonra@gmail.com for the Plimmerton tour, and pukeruaheritage@gmail.com for the Pukerua Bay tour, where you will receive information on where to meet and Covid-19 protocol for attending.

There is also a talk at Pātaka from Te Rauparaha Horomona on the Whiti Te Rā exhibition, the story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, on Sunday 31 October at 11am.

Next week, guided walks will take place around the St Alban’s Church grave site in Pāuatahanui as part of Cemeteries Week and there will be a celebration in Pukerua Bay on 6 November to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the opening of Centennial Highway.
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5 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Kelson based photographer Andrew Gorrie took this stunning photo of a tūī from his backyard. It took him over 30 shots to get the tūī lined up with the moon.

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1 day ago

Furniture and oven

Prakash from Tawa

Free lounge suite, dining table and plug in wall oven ...ph 0272052087

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1 day ago

Who’ll get my record collection?

Public Trust

We all have special things we want to protect and share with the people we love when we pass away. It could be your record collection, perhaps some artwork, or even that classic car you’ve spent so long restoring. If it’s important to you, put it in your will. ​

An up-to-date will … View more
We all have special things we want to protect and share with the people we love when we pass away. It could be your record collection, perhaps some artwork, or even that classic car you’ve spent so long restoring. If it’s important to you, put it in your will. ​

An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy – and your prized possessions. ​

If you last made a will when disco was all the rage, it’s time for an update. ​
Find out more

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1 day ago

How important is sustainability to you?

NowNext

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
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6 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This could be a tough one. Anybody got any ideas who this is and what is going on?

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1 day ago

Wanted costume jewellery / beads etc 📿

Suzanne from Tawa

Hi all 🙋🏼‍♀️I am looking for costume jewellery / large beads etc broken or not it doesn’t matter for a craft project
Please let me know if you have anything 🤗

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7 days ago

Poll: Do you support the new rules to build more homes?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow … View more
Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow people to build up to three homes of three storeys on most sites in Wellington without any need for resource consent from August 2022.
Tell us what you think and if you do not want your comments used put NFP.

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Do you support the new rules to build more homes?
  • 33.5% Yes
    33.5% Complete
  • 45.4% No
    45.4% Complete
  • 21.1% Not sure, need more information
    21.1% Complete
1166 votes
1 day ago

Life Education Trust

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

Our club has had a long and splendid relationship with the Life Education Trust, which was set up to add vital extra components to the standard school curriculum. Life Ed’s educators visit schools and lead children to a better understanding of health and wellbeing issues, so they can make healthy… View moreOur club has had a long and splendid relationship with the Life Education Trust, which was set up to add vital extra components to the standard school curriculum. Life Ed’s educators visit schools and lead children to a better understanding of health and wellbeing issues, so they can make healthy choices as they progress.

Two ebullient educators spoke to the club last evening: Marsha Chiet, who looks after schools in our area, and Rachel McKinnon, who covers Wellington. Rachel was inducted into our club last week. And Harold came too.

Both are experienced primary teachers and relish their work with Life Ed.

Life Ed covers a range of topics outside the scope of primary school teachers because they are too specialised, are constantly changing, or perhaps, are better delivered by visiting rather than classroom staff.

Examples are water safety, nutrition, pubertal change, and ‘substances’.

Increasingly, new issues are arising, mostly driven by technology and the internet. Peer pressure and low self-esteem can lead to mental health problems. Children can access dubious sources of information as well as gaming platforms and violent content. Life Ed helps to guide them through these modern minefields.

Life Ed is clearly doing a good job: they are fully booked and welcomed into schools by staff and children alike.

It was good to be updated on the work of the Trust, and to see that in the classroom things are in good hands.

1 day ago

Share a recipe!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Kia ora Porirua, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a whānau … View more
Kia ora Porirua, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a whānau favourite, your aunty’s special chutney, a secret (or potentially not!) curry dish, or your most-loved cake.

We’ll then share your recipe throughout the land for people to try, share, and enjoy within their communities.

Either email your recipe to kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz or submit it here - www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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2 days ago

New York apartment couch – free to good home

Craig from Tawa

3-seater plus New York apartment couch.

Bought this off TradeMe about 15 years ago, from someone who had used it in their apartment in New York!!

It was originally white, but they re-covered it in red. As you can see from the photos, the red covers are worn now, and the white ones have a few… View more
3-seater plus New York apartment couch.

Bought this off TradeMe about 15 years ago, from someone who had used it in their apartment in New York!!

It was originally white, but they re-covered it in red. As you can see from the photos, the red covers are worn now, and the white ones have a few small stains. We had a small rug over the end, covering the hole in the red cover.

220cm long, 75cm high (plus the cushions) and 100cm deep. All the cushion covers are removable for washing. The overall cover has shrunk after washing.

But – it's very comfortable! We've had almost the whole family on this, watching movies :-) It has lasted very well, is sturdy and strong and good quality. I'm sad to see it go, but the wife has bought a new one.

Pickup from Tawa, but I would consider delivering it, if I can fit it in my van, and it's not too far away.

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2 days ago

Free piano stools

Craig from Tawa

Two duet piano stools – free to good home.
Mechanically they still work well, but the vinyl is worn – we covered the edges with duct tape.

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3 days ago

Apprenticeship opportunity in Wellington.

Competenz

Hey Wellington!

Awesome news! Rufford Engineering are looking for a General Engineering Apprentice in your area!
Looking for a role with lots of variety and training provided from a highly experience team? Well this is an opportunity for you!

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3 days ago

wireless CONTROL Unit for fireworks

Liam from Tawa

You can buy wireless CONTROL Unit for fireworks now if you want to. We can send any time for $25.00

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3 days ago

Get cybersmart and protect your business

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online … View more
Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online security, which protects many of our personal and business assets.

Although no one is immune - don't waste another minute worrying that your business might become a target. Instead, get clued up on a few easy steps you can take to keep yourself and your business safe.

Why not give your business a cyber security risk assessment or ensure you have secured your website - it’s simple and we can help.

Digital Boost is here to guide you through protecting yourself online - doing so may save you a lot of time and stress in the future. We've got simple-to-follow videos on everything from software updates to password authentication and phishing.

Safeguarding your business is time well spent, so arm yourself with the knowledge today!

The team at Digital Boost

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