48 days ago

Wellington's 'sit-down comedian' with a new take on funny

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Audiences often don’t know what to expect when David Batten wheels onto the stage.

More a “sit-down comedian” than a stand-up comedian, as he likes to joke, Dave is 29, (“Holy hell,” he said) and has lived with athetoid cerebral palsy his whole life.

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10 hours ago

Don't forget to change your clocks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a seamless transition, with modern electronic devices adjusting automatically. However, older devices may need to be adjusted manually.
Do not forget it is also a good time to check emergency plans, survival kits and smoke alarms.

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11 hours ago

DODGY PEOPLE

Glenn from Paraparaumu

Gidday Neighbourly Friends...I have a wee gripe I feel the need to share.
I quoted for a gardening job and it was accepted, right up until the time for payment. If one agrees with the quote, please honour it because that job ended up costing me money because it was in Pauatahanui and I'm in Pram, and I had budgeted for the agreed amount.
If you wish to haggle I'm all for that, just not after the handshake and certainly not after the work has been completed.
I will not name them but please be very wary of accepting any jobs from the watery terrain property in Pauatahanui.
Gripe over...please everyone have a lovely weekend and keep warm & dry. 😊

3 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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