Plimmerton, Porirua

1 day ago

Dolly the collie has $25,000 surgery as owner keeps best mate mobile

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has been a rough two years for Dolly the collie. The problems with Dolly’s limbs began when she was 10, resulting in the surgery on three of her four lower limbs. Her fourth limb may require surgery in the future.
Over the last two years owner Alla Baider has spent $25,000 trying to keep her … View more
It has been a rough two years for Dolly the collie. The problems with Dolly’s limbs began when she was 10, resulting in the surgery on three of her four lower limbs. Her fourth limb may require surgery in the future.
Over the last two years owner Alla Baider has spent $25,000 trying to keep her beloved pet mobile.
Dolly has an empathy with people, that really shone through the Covid lockdown, she said.
“On top of her good looks and winning smile, Dolly has a supernatural sense for whenever someone is feeling down or in pain. It’s impossible to still be upset after receiving a warm hug from her.”

1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should be pretty easy.

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10 hours ago

A new way to live

Ryman Healthcare Limited

It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey … View more
It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.

Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
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5 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Simba

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a cat called Simba. Who belongs to Dean Cooper from Masterton.
"Simba is around 27 years old and although starting to loose weight, is still going strong!
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please … View more
This week we feature a cat called Simba. Who belongs to Dean Cooper from Masterton.
"Simba is around 27 years old and although starting to loose weight, is still going strong!
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.

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19 hours ago

Piano Duo Enharmonics - Mulled Wine Concerts

Mary Gow from Mulled Wine Concerts in Paekakariki

"Duo Enharmonics" is a classical piano duo formed by Nicole Chao and Beth Chen, two Wellingtonians - who know Paekakariki well - who both studied with Professor Thomas Hecht at the New Zealand School of Music in the early 2000s. The duo was formally formed in 2011 and Beth says "It … View more"Duo Enharmonics" is a classical piano duo formed by Nicole Chao and Beth Chen, two Wellingtonians - who know Paekakariki well - who both studied with Professor Thomas Hecht at the New Zealand School of Music in the early 2000s. The duo was formally formed in 2011 and Beth says "It has been pure joy from Day One! The art of piano duet playing is akin to two soulmates knowing what the other is thinking as the music unfolds. Our 4 hands (and 1 foot pedal) blend to act as one, creating a synergy that brings the music alive. This form of chamber music has always fascinated us and we simply love performing together".
Many of the major composers have taken up the challenge of writing for this format. Nicole and Beth describe the concert as being titled ‘Fantasia’. "We will take our audience through a fantasy musical landscape that begins with the tranquility of Bach and Mozart, leading up to the monumental work of the Schubert Fantasy and the magnificent sound world of Rachmaninov, then peaks with the wildly imaginative and finger twisting ‘Blue Danube Fantasy’ by Strauss/Anderson."
Forget a gentle cruise down the Danube, or twirling to the tune of a gentle waltz in some crystal illuminated ballroom. This is musical theatre, the piano gets a full work-out and the performers are jumping around showing just how good four-handed music can be.

Tickets $30/15 (under 14) from

marygow@gmail.com

www.mulledwineconcerts.com...

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6 days ago

Tip Charges

Don from Paekakariki

Earlier this week I took a trailer load of domestic rubbish to the transfer station. Nothing toxic or requiring special handling, just timber offcuts, a couple of cartons of workroom rubbish, a couple of broken plastic chairs, a few bits of an old concrete path and so on.
I was charged $87.50 for … View more
Earlier this week I took a trailer load of domestic rubbish to the transfer station. Nothing toxic or requiring special handling, just timber offcuts, a couple of cartons of workroom rubbish, a couple of broken plastic chairs, a few bits of an old concrete path and so on.
I was charged $87.50 for the load!
This is just outrageous, our council should be encouraging people to dump responsibly not gouging us at the gate.
KCDC have completely abdicated their responsibility by contracting out rubbish collection and management to expensive and grossly inefficient contractors. We have 3 different trucks collecting rubbish in our street, one following the other. How can that be efficient?
KCDC couldn't organise a booze up in a brewery, bloody hopeless, and we pay them for their incompetence.

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1 day ago

What's On: PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR

Ruth from Tawa

PSYLO a fun community choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic health conditions. Led by a music therapist, enquiries Claire 027 405 6458
PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Leaks

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

Kia ora neighbours

Have you had water supply cut off as a result of burst water mains? What other water problems are prevalent in your community?

Wellington residents are filing more than 50 complaints a day regarding the capital's ageing water infrastructure.

One leak near the Prime… View more
Kia ora neighbours

Have you had water supply cut off as a result of burst water mains? What other water problems are prevalent in your community?

Wellington residents are filing more than 50 complaints a day regarding the capital's ageing water infrastructure.

One leak near the Prime Minister's official residence in Tinakori Road has not been fixed since being first reported in September 2020.

Wellington Water spokesman Alex van Paassen says that some longer running leaks may not be showing up in data searches.

"Sometimes they get fixed but other nearby leaks are still going; sometimes the fix doesn't work, or a new leak pops up at the same place; sometimes they're private – private leaks can get into the neighbours at war territory," he said.

Van Paasen said that there were several reasons for the delayed fixes including Wellington Water's aging workforce, lack of skilled workers and an increase in work volume.

A presentation was delivered to Wellington City councillors in late-2020 showed that almost half of the cities pipes needed replacing, with $578 million needed to clear a variety of other accumulated issues.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Kapi-Mana News.

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1 day ago

Your local team of licensed professionals

New Vision Enterprises

At New Vision Enterprises we pride ourselves in providing quality and professional workmanship. We are a locally owned family business that offers multiple services (Plumbing, Drainage, Bathroom Renovations, and more!)

Our team of licensed professionals provide service based on quality, … View more
At New Vision Enterprises we pride ourselves in providing quality and professional workmanship. We are a locally owned family business that offers multiple services (Plumbing, Drainage, Bathroom Renovations, and more!)

Our team of licensed professionals provide service based on quality, honesty, integrity, appearance, and communication. NVE offers a full workmanship guarantee on all work completed.

Kapiti, Karori, Kilbirnie, to the Hutt Valley - we cover the Greater Wellington Region.
Give us a call. We’re here to help! 04 479 4181
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4 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Charlotte

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

"I was a stray mum with kittens before coming to the SPCA.
Here's what my foster mum has to say about me:

Charlotte is a sweet wee girl, gentle and friendly with kittenish spirit coming through from time to time. She was initially nervous in her new environment, but patience and gentle … View more
"I was a stray mum with kittens before coming to the SPCA.
Here's what my foster mum has to say about me:

Charlotte is a sweet wee girl, gentle and friendly with kittenish spirit coming through from time to time. She was initially nervous in her new environment, but patience and gentle encouragement has seen her become playful and sociable.

She likes being patted but isn't too fussed on being picked up and held (although this is improving) and isn't a lap cat at the moment. She spends some of her time in other rooms around the house but mostly likes company and comes when called.

She is an early riser and when she wants something can be quite vocal. She loves playing with small toys and moving things and gets quite absorbed watching action programmes on tv. A warning though, she loves electrical cables. She is a well adapted and house trained cat, and surprisingly, given her underlying nervousness, isn't scared of the vacuum cleaner, however I don't think she will like a rowdy household."

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2 days ago

What's On: AND LIFE GOES ON… Kiarostami

David from Brooklyn

In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, a filmmaker returns to a remote Iranian village. “A lyrical exploration of both rural village life and artistic responsibility.” –NY Times. See https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
AND LIFE GOES ON… Kiarostami
  • Embassy Grand
2 days ago

Pacific Language Weeks are underway in Porirua

Porirua City Council

Rotuman Language Week runs from Sunday 9 May to Saturday 15 May 2021.

Noa’ia everybody, Rotuman Pacific Language week is here!

This year’s theme for the Rotuman Language Week is Tutur häk ne måür lelei – which refers to the four pillars of life and wellbeing (spiritual, physical,… View more
Rotuman Language Week runs from Sunday 9 May to Saturday 15 May 2021.

Noa’ia everybody, Rotuman Pacific Language week is here!

This year’s theme for the Rotuman Language Week is Tutur häk ne måür lelei – which refers to the four pillars of life and wellbeing (spiritual, physical, psychological, and social) and it acknowledges and celebrates the strength and resilience of our Pacific communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the first of the nine Pacific Language Week celebrations for 2021 and as always, it started with a formal flag raising in Porirua, which members of the Rotuman community, the Mayor and elected members attended.

Follow: Facebook / Twitter

Visit: poriruacity.govt.nz Call: (04) 237 5089
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3 days ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.

3 days ago

Your Big Mac, ordered from here.

McDonald's

New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to … View more
New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.

We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.

ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.

Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.
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6 days ago

Porirua residents

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hullo Neighbourly supporters, we are going to start accepting copy for our community papers, including the Kapi-Mana News.
Do you have news you want to share? We accept submissions from the community about local events and success stories. If your sports team or a local student or a volunteer has … View more
Hullo Neighbourly supporters, we are going to start accepting copy for our community papers, including the Kapi-Mana News.
Do you have news you want to share? We accept submissions from the community about local events and success stories. If your sports team or a local student or a volunteer has done something amazing, please tell us about it. Please keep it short and to the point, and remember to check all names.
Please send written contributions and publishable photos (High Resolution JPegs) to: editor@kmananews.co.nz
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be able to publish all submissions and we reserve the right to edit contributions.

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4 days ago

What's On: Frank Meets Peggy

Sonia from Otaki District

Your favourite Sinatra tunes brought to life through the outstanding talents of Mr. Eugene Wolfin, & Miss Peggy Lee performed by Ms Erna Ferry with the Rodger Fox Big Band.
Frank Meets Peggy
  • Coastlands Theatre, Te Raukura ki Kāpiti
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