Titahi Bay, Porirua

18 days ago

Have you spotted any wasp nests at your house?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

As the weather heats up, one particular pest is set to make itself known again - the wasp. What do you do to battle wasps, and have you found a nest at your house?

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21 days ago

Would you work from home if you could?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Growing numbers of public servants are working from home as part of a public sector shake-up. Fifteen of the country's 32 public service departments are now offering flexible working for employees on a trial basis, with the policy intended to be rolled out sector-wide by the end of next year. … View moreGrowing numbers of public servants are working from home as part of a public sector shake-up. Fifteen of the country's 32 public service departments are now offering flexible working for employees on a trial basis, with the policy intended to be rolled out sector-wide by the end of next year. Flexible arrangements can include reduced/changeable hours, nine-day fortnights, a gradual return following parental leave, phased retirement, purchased annual leave, and working from home. Would you take up flexible working if it was offered - or have you already?

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20 days ago

What should we call Wellington's wind?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

With Wellington's 180th birthday just around the corner, historian Redmer Yska says it is time to name our wind. Meanwhile, Kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka. The first, te hau mātakataka, referred to trees being filled and roofs lifted while the… View moreWith Wellington's 180th birthday just around the corner, historian Redmer Yska says it is time to name our wind. Meanwhile, Kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka. The first, te hau mātakataka, referred to trees being filled and roofs lifted while the second, te hau āwhiowhio, was connected to whirlwinds and tornados. What do you think our wind should be called?

18 days ago

Christmas Parades

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

Are you travelling to the Christmas Parades happening across the Greater Wellington region 🎅🎄🎁?

Saturday 30 November there are parades in Wainuiomata 10:00-11:00am, Stokes Valley 12:00-1:00pm and Carterton 12:15-1:30pm. On Sunday 1 December Upper Hutt Christmas parade starts at 12:00pm … View more
Are you travelling to the Christmas Parades happening across the Greater Wellington region 🎅🎄🎁?

Saturday 30 November there are parades in Wainuiomata 10:00-11:00am, Stokes Valley 12:00-1:00pm and Carterton 12:15-1:30pm. On Sunday 1 December Upper Hutt Christmas parade starts at 12:00pm and finishes at 5:30pm.

Sadly 😔, our buses won’t be able to join in the fun and festivities and will have to be diverted during this time for routes 110, 120, 121, 160, 170 and 200. Check out MyMetlink or download the Metlink App. For more information visit www.metlink.org.nz... #knowbeforeyougo #Christmasparades

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19 days ago

Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines work update

The Team from Wellington Water

Here's an update of what's been happening with the pipelines work that will connect the Omāroro Reservoir to the network.

Work is progressing well in Hargreaves Street, as we pour the concrete floor and walls in the chamber, and finish off the pipe installation. We are on track to open … View more
Here's an update of what's been happening with the pipelines work that will connect the Omāroro Reservoir to the network.

Work is progressing well in Hargreaves Street, as we pour the concrete floor and walls in the chamber, and finish off the pipe installation. We are on track to open up the bottom of Hargreaves Street by the end of the month in preparation for the Wallace Street road closure happening from December 8.

We’ve taken a few photos from around the current work site, as well as inside the chamber at Hargreaves Street so you can see what it looks like under the surface.

Learn more and keep up to date with the project on our website.

19 days ago

Poll: Would you try a plant-based diet?

Neighbourly.co.nz

A Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based … View moreA Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based diet? Vote in the poll below.

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Would you try a plant-based diet?
  • 20.5% Absolutely - I’m open to trying it
    20.5% Complete
  • 29.6% No way - I love eating meat
    29.6% Complete
  • 11.6% I am already following a plant-based diet
    11.6% Complete
  • 38.3% I regularly eat plant-based but still enjoy meat
    38.3% Complete
1850 votes
19 days ago

Poll: Wind name suggestions - which do you like best?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

After a story this week where a historian suggested we officially name Wellington's wind the suggestions blew in. Here's some of the top ideas - which do you like best? www.stuff.co.nz...

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Wind name suggestions - which do you like best?
  • 5.5% Te hau mātakataka & te hau āwhiowhio
    5.5% Complete
  • 4.7% Northerly and Southerly
    4.7% Complete
  • 3.7% Whistler
    3.7% Complete
  • 2.6% The guster
    2.6% Complete
  • 3.7% Beehive Bluster
    3.7% Complete
  • 3.9% Kaha
    3.9% Complete
  • 3.9% Winston
    3.9% Complete
  • 2.1% Zephyr
    2.1% Complete
  • 0.5% The iron wind
    0.5% Complete
  • 10.8% Windy McWindface
    10.8% Complete
  • 0.3% Wellington wind-up
    0.3% Complete
  • 0% Grid lock
    0% Complete
  • 6% Hōhā (nuisance)
    6% Complete
  • 10.5% Tawhirimatea (God of wind)
    10.5% Complete
  • 41.5% It doesn't need a name
    41.5% Complete
  • 0.3% Just rename Wellington windover
    0.3% Complete
381 votes
19 days ago

Buy one, give one for Kiwi families in need

Raptor Rubs

Hi Neighbourly members, we all love a bargain, but buying a gift that really gives back seems like a much better way to kick off the holiday season, don’t you think?

We’re not sure who decided that Black Friday was suddenly a ‘thing’ down in our part of the world, so, as us Kiwis tend to… View more
Hi Neighbourly members, we all love a bargain, but buying a gift that really gives back seems like a much better way to kick off the holiday season, don’t you think?

We’re not sure who decided that Black Friday was suddenly a ‘thing’ down in our part of the world, so, as us Kiwis tend to do, we thought we’d put our own spin on it instead. One that is much more focused on community over consumerism, and equally about giving as it is about getting.

Curious?

Kicking off today and running through 'til Monday 2 December, we are doing our annual buy-one-give-one campaign.

That means for every Christmas Gift Box or Christmas Cracker set purchased, we’ll also give one to City Missions and food banks across the country to support families in need. Our aim is to give back to an organisation within the community that each of our customers live in.

The best part? There’s no car park congestion, over-crowded shopping malls or #walmartfights involved. You can shop online from the comfort of your own home, with the knowledge that you’re also doing good for fellow Kiwis in their own community.

You could say that our version of Black Friday is in fact a whole lot more colourful, adding brightness to what might otherwise be a fairly bleak Christmas for many families in New Zealand.

Together, we can make Christmas a bright and tasty time for families in need - and that sounds like a pretty good deal, don’t you think?!

Whether you’re buying for an avid foodie, a wannabe masterchef, a time-poor parent, or a student who needs help to step their signature spag bol up a notch, our Christmas Gift sets are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, are all gluten-free, with no MSG, and all-natural!

You’ll find more information about Raptor Naturals, our Christmas Gift Boxes and our Christmas Crackers on our website - www.raptornaturals.co.nz

Thanks for your support
Rachael and the Raptor Naturals team
Order now

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20 days ago
20 days ago

Have you heard the latest?

Malvina Major Retirement Village

With our Lifestyle magazine you can read all about the happenings going on in the villages, from ballet, our new partnerships to dad jokes. Click on the link below to read our third edition for the year.

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20 days ago

What should we name our wind?

Mandy Te Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

Hi neighbours, a historian says it is time to name Wellington's wind. Kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka - te hau mātakataka, referred to trees being filled and roofs lifted the second, te hau āwhiowhio, was connected to whirlwinds and tornados. … View moreHi neighbours, a historian says it is time to name Wellington's wind. Kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka - te hau mātakataka, referred to trees being filled and roofs lifted the second, te hau āwhiowhio, was connected to whirlwinds and tornados. What do you think our wind should be called? Share your thoughts below.

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20 days ago

Brand New Bata Bullets - Size 12

Terry from Tawa

Bought as a gift but they were the wrong size so have never been worn. Shoes are size 12.

Price: $30

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