Hi neighbours - Porirua's Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford has announced she will run for the city's mayoralty in October's elections.
If successful, it will the third term for the former Black Fern who is the fourth councillor to challenge the current Mayor Mike Tana who has come under fire for his credit card management, $120,000 staff bill and the council's $875 "smiley face" avatar.
What are your thoughts? Who do you think should be elected as Mayor?
After a stunning performance of the Brahms Requiem in Mana on Friday, we want to remind everyone that Porirua's own auditioned choir, Voices in the Wind, will do a repeat performance on Sunday 22 September, this time at St. Andrew's on the Terrace in Wellington. Concert starts at 7:00 pm and will be completed by 8:15. Come and support YOUR local choir on our first solo Wellington city concert.
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.
Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.
Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.
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This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.
Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)