60 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A lovely account of the joy of photographing birds by Rosa Marie.

"A few bird shots taken over the last couple of days! The tuis do feature very heavily in the shots, as they are such wonderful birds to capture, but I have also managed to find redpoles pecking on the grass at school and a lone Rosella! I also spotted a hedge sparrow peering out from the safe haven of a bush. The waxeyes were having a feast in the school compost bin.
Our resident gammy legged blackbird entertained me as he played with his food, a juicy fat worm, then he flew onto the fence to sing to me! He was with us this time last year and we were so thrilled that he came back again this year!"

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10 hours ago

Porirua City at orange setting

Porirua City Council

Porirua is now at the orange setting of the Covid-19 traffic lights protection framework.

This means some changes to the way we work and live, as we put protections in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

Vaccine passes will be required at all indoor Council facilities, and all Council staff must be fully vaccinated by 17 January 2021. These measures are in place to protect the health and safety of our community and our staff.

Our facilities at orange setting
At orange, public facilities are open. Visitors must scan in and wear masks (other than when swimming, exercising or eating/drinking) and stay 1 metre from others. In some cases, numbers in a venue will be limited to meet the 1 metre spacing requirement.

Vaccine passes
As we transition into the new system there may be some delays on entering premises. Please be patient as our staff do our best to get everyone through quickly and safely.

Te Rauparaha Arena including fitness centre, café and all events:
Show your vaccine pass on entry.

Pools (Arena Aquatics and Cannons Creek):
Show your vaccine pass on entry.

Pātaka:
Show your vaccine pass on entry.

Libraries:
City Centre library – show your vaccine pass on entry; branch libraries – show your vaccine pass to the librarian. Our libraries have eBooks, Streaming Video and eMagazines available for those who don’t have passes or prefer to access services externally.

Council building customer service centre/front counter:
Show your vaccine pass on entry.

Nursery:
Show your vaccine pass on entry.

Council meetings:
Meetings will continue to be live-streamed and non-council participants will take part via Zoom.

Spicer Landfill and bulk recycling:
No vaccine pass required.

Cemeteries:
No vaccine pass required other than to enter Whenua Tapu chapel.

Public toilets, playgrounds, parks, courts and the splash pad will be open as normal.

For details of all Council services visit poriruacity.govt.nz/covid. We will continue to follow Government guidelines so keep an eye on our website for any updates.
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1 day ago

Countdown Bricks to swap for New World Stamps

Shelley from Ranui

Would anyone like to swap bricks for stamps or does anyone have any stamps that they dont want please.

1 day ago

Pioneering a new way to live in retirement

Malvina Major Retirement Village

When you choose a Ryman village, you’re free to do more of the things you love. Free to live life your way, secure in the knowledge that help’s here if you need it.

You can embrace today. Without worrying about the lawns, or the rates. It’s another example of how we’re pioneering retirement living.

Learn more

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