140 days ago

Porirua’s new strategies get launch day

Porirua City Council

Porirua’s Pacific and Māori strategies will be officially launched on Friday 15 December.

The Porirua City Māori Strategy Maungaroa 2050 will be launched with a morning tea at 8am held at Pātaka Art + Museum, while that evening, at Te Akapuanga Cook Islands Hall in Cannons Creek, there will be a night market to celebrate Ola Kamataga – Beginning of Life 2024-27.

The city’s Pacific strategy will be welcomed with food, entertainment, crafts and people in an evening that will undoubtedly have a festive feel.

Ola Kamataga – Beginning of Life 2024-27 and Maungaroa 2050 are milestone moments to strengthen the partnerships between Council and Porirua’s Māori and Pacific communities – who make up about 45 per cent of the city’s population.
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15 hours ago

Poll: Does the building consent process need to change?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We definitely need homes that are fit to live in but there are often frustrations when it comes to getting consent to modify your own home.
Do you think changes need made to the current process for building consent? Share your thoughts below.

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342 votes
18 days ago

March 2024 was Cool and Dry

Murray from Paraparaumu

March in Kāpiti, like most of central New Zealand, was around a degree cooler than normal, and much drier.

Our daily average maximum temperature of 20.3C was 1.4C cooler than the 13-year average, and almost a degree cooler than March 2023. But, despite lower temperatures we still reached 20C on 21 days, so it could qualify as a summer month.

As usual for time of year, east coast Blenheim and Masterton, at 21.6C had the highest average maximums in central New Zealand, with Nelson, Levin and Lower Hutt virtually the same as Kāpiti. However, Kāpiti’s overall mean temperature of 16.0C was the highest in central New Zealand,

We enjoyed the equivalent of 19 sunny days, only one fewer than average.

Total rainfall of only just under 40mm was recorded at the airport making it the driest March in nine years, with most falling in one episode at the beginning of the month. The little rain received in the following three weeks did little to ease the drought-like conditions. March 2023 had almost three times this amount of rain.

In April we can look forward to temperatures averaging around 19.5C, with 17 sunny days.

6 hours ago

LEAD Team Governance Award

The Team from Volunteer Wellington

At Volunteer Wellington we want to celebrate great governance in the community sector of the Wellington region.

⭐Do you know a great Board whose work should be celebrated?
⭐Are you on a Board that deserves recognition?
⭐Has your board made a tangible difference this year?

If so, nominate them today at:

Thank you to our sponsors of this award LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance & Leadership.

Nominations close on 10 May 2024.