Ranui, Porirua

1 hour ago

What awesome things do your kids do to help others?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Meet Eddie Writes. He's 7, and has been awarded a Wellingtonian of the Year award for philanthropy. He spends his spare time tie-dying old t-shirts and ironing on patches to tote bags to sell online - raising at least $10,000 for Wellington Regional Hospital. We bet there's lots of Eddies… View moreMeet Eddie Writes. He's 7, and has been awarded a Wellingtonian of the Year award for philanthropy. He spends his spare time tie-dying old t-shirts and ironing on patches to tote bags to sell online - raising at least $10,000 for Wellington Regional Hospital. We bet there's lots of Eddies out there. Tell us about your kids' kind deeds in the comments.

2 hours ago

How to be more Neighbourly...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Being Neighbourly is a lot more than just signing up to the website. It’s about taking the next step and being helpful and friendly to those around you. There are loads of different ways to be Neighbourly - here are a few suggestions from us.

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2 hours ago

Have you ever fought a parking ticket?

Mandy Te Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

Hi neighbours, a man has won a battle over a parking ticket using his persistence and photos he took on his mobile. Dave Finlay was ticketed for staying past the time limit in a free 24-hour zone beside the airport. Finlay says he's not hi-tech but he takes several photos to protect himself. … View moreHi neighbours, a man has won a battle over a parking ticket using his persistence and photos he took on his mobile. Dave Finlay was ticketed for staying past the time limit in a free 24-hour zone beside the airport. Finlay says he's not hi-tech but he takes several photos to protect himself. Read the story and share your experiences with us below.

14 days ago

Poll: How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report … View more
About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report prepared for the purpose of developing a response plan, is considered serious and credible, but comes with the obvious caveat that there is no way of telling what any earthquake or tsunami would look like. How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

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How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?
  • 13.4% I'm fully prepared
    13.4% Complete
  • 51.5% I'm kind of prepared
    51.5% Complete
  • 27.5% I'm not prepared at all
    27.5% Complete
  • 7.6% I don't care
    7.6% Complete
844 votes
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19 hours ago

Shelf wanted

Heath from Tawa

Just need a heavy duty garage shelf

Free

1 day ago

What's On: SUNSET BOULEVARD Billy Wilder 1950

David from Brooklyn

Fledgling screenwriter William Holden stumbles into the mansion of faded silent-film superstar Gloria Swanson in Wilder’s poison pen letter to Hollywood. Final screening of 2019 season. See trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
SUNSET BOULEVARD Billy Wilder 1950
  • Embassy Grand
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1 day ago

What's On: Eat Drink & Be Crafty

John from Aotea

Enjoy locally made crafts, food, refreshments and music in a rural setting at Battle Hill, Pauatahanui on Saturday 25 January 10am - 4pm. A great family day out.
Eat Drink & Be Crafty
  • Battle Hill
1 day ago

Have you Lost your cat...

Duane from Porirua City Centre

Another friendly kitty has turned up in the last week or so, tonight it has sat with us & had cuddles & food from our hands even. Deffinatly someone's furbaby, has a very distinctive meow, similar to a bengal meow & has very orange with stripes coat again much like a bengal.. Tip … View moreAnother friendly kitty has turned up in the last week or so, tonight it has sat with us & had cuddles & food from our hands even. Deffinatly someone's furbaby, has a very distinctive meow, similar to a bengal meow & has very orange with stripes coat again much like a bengal.. Tip road, kenepuru

1 day ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What … View more
The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 29.9% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    29.9% Complete
  • 14.8% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.8% Complete
  • 4.2% I don’t have an opinion
    4.2% Complete
  • 51.1% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    51.1% Complete
1458 votes
2 days ago

A special time needs a special timetable.

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In town over Christmas? So are we. We’ll be running special timetables on buses, trains and ferries from Monday 23 December to Sunday 5 January, so please double-check before you travel. Your normal weekday services will resume on Monday 6 January.

If you’re travelling by bus or train to visit… View more
In town over Christmas? So are we. We’ll be running special timetables on buses, trains and ferries from Monday 23 December to Sunday 5 January, so please double-check before you travel. Your normal weekday services will resume on Monday 6 January.

If you’re travelling by bus or train to visit family and friends on Christmas Day, you can ride FREE.

Thanks for travelling with us throughout the year. For details visit metlink.org.nz or call 0800 801 700.

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2 days ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here

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3 days ago

What's On: Foot-stomping double choir concert

Eric from Camborne

Kapiti Chorale and Porirua-based Voices in the Wind combine in a spirituals concert featuring outstanding choirs and soloists. It'll leave you buzzing! Phone 04-293-4092 or get tickets at door.
Foot-stomping double choir concert
  • Plimmerton School Hall
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3 days ago

Feel the Spirit – an uplifting and foot-stomping concert featuring the Kapiti Chorale and Voices in the Wind

Eric from Camborne

The dynamic new Porirua-based Voices in the Wind combines with the well-established Kapiti Chorale in two concerts, the first at Plimmerton School Hall in Plimmerton on Friday 29th November at 7.30pm and the second on 1st December at 3pm at St Paul's Church, Paraparaumu.
The choirs will … View more
The dynamic new Porirua-based Voices in the Wind combines with the well-established Kapiti Chorale in two concerts, the first at Plimmerton School Hall in Plimmerton on Friday 29th November at 7.30pm and the second on 1st December at 3pm at St Paul's Church, Paraparaumu.
The choirs will present a rousing, toe-tapping concert based around spirituals from the southern USA, a genre of American folk music that articulates the suffering, longing, and religious passion of African Americans during slavery and its aftermath. Religious hymns and work songs, set to traditional African rhythms and chanting styles, often including messages that plantation owners didn't understand, formed the basis for this incredible new style of music called the spiritual.
The feature work, by Linda Twine, is the cantata Changed My Name. This heartfelt and dynamic work is based on the story of the journey to freedom by American slaves. This work is narrated by Tanya Piejus and Susannah Donovan, joined by a group of inspiring young soloists (Michaela Cadwgan, Alexandra Woodhouse Appleby, Jamie Young, and Joseph Haddow) as well as brilliant accompanists Phillip O'Malley and Jennifer Scarlet. Each choir will also sing several pieces on their own, each soloist will join in with additional works, and throw in a few more combined choir pieces from the nearly 100 voices on stage, and you will leave the concert hall “buzzing” - guaranteed!
Tickets available from Moby Dickens Books, Mac's Collectables, The Bookshelf, Plimmerton Deli, tickets@kapitichorale.org.nz, by phoning 04 293 4092, or purchase at the door. Adults $30; 2 for $55 Students $10
Do not miss the choral concert of the year!

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3 days ago

Challenge the unspoken rules

White Ribbon

A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their … View more
A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their individuality and define themselves as men who have respectful relationships with themselves and their partners – creating happier, healthier communities for us all.
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