Waitangirua, Porirua

4 hours ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
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6 hours ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington every Tuesday for this exercise class. Improve your strength, balance, and flexibility. Falls aren't a natural part of ageing. Call 04 499 6648 for more information.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • St Barnabas Church
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6 hours ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington for this exercise class Wednesdays to improve your strength, balance and flexibility. Help prevent falls and make new friends. Call 04 499 6648 for more information.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • All Saints Church
2 days ago

Poll: Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City is proposing a by-law banning unaddressed or advertising mail being put in letter boxes marked "no circulars" or '"no junk mail".
The by-law is part of a waste management plan to reduce the amount of material going in to landfills.

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Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?
  • 74.5% Yes
    74.5% Complete
  • 25.5% No
    25.5% Complete
697 votes
7 days ago

It is time to count Kererū

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This … View more
It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This year the annual Great Kererū Count 2020 runs from 18-27 September.

As well as being real characters of the bush, kererū are also known as the gardeners of the sky –spreading precious seeds of forest giants such as tawa, miro and hinau. Tony Stoddard of Kererū Discovery, who coordinates the count, says kererū can pop anywhere

“At this time of the year kererū will be flocking to trees like willow and tree lucerne. These trees are kererū-magnets as the birds come out of their winter-feeding grounds and prepare for the breeding season by feeding on the nitrogen-rich leaves.”

“In urban areas, kōwhai are another important food source for kererū, and you will often see or hear angry tui defending their trees from hungry kererū.”

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3 days ago

Rosemary a Good Sort at 72

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Rosemary’s voice has provided comfort to anxious, lonely and depressed callers on the Samaritans helpline for five decades.

She is known as Rosemary 23, the call number assigned on her return to the Samaritans in 1973. She first joined in February 1966, as soon as she left school and was old … View more
Rosemary’s voice has provided comfort to anxious, lonely and depressed callers on the Samaritans helpline for five decades.

She is known as Rosemary 23, the call number assigned on her return to the Samaritans in 1973. She first joined in February 1966, as soon as she left school and was old enough to train as a volunteer, and was originally known as Rosemary 111 – the first in the eleventh training group of 1966.

Wellington Samaritans can be reached at 0800 726 666, available 24/7.

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6 days ago

Labour will get rid of decile school system

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If Labour is re-elected, the school decile system will be gone and a new "Equity Index" put in place. It's aim is to increase resources for the most disadvantaged students in New Zealand. What do you think? Has Chris Hipkins got it right? Will our kids be better off, or is it just a… View moreIf Labour is re-elected, the school decile system will be gone and a new "Equity Index" put in place. It's aim is to increase resources for the most disadvantaged students in New Zealand. What do you think? Has Chris Hipkins got it right? Will our kids be better off, or is it just a new name on an old system?

If you do not want your comments used in a story please put NFP (Not For Publication).

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4 days ago

Leave your car at home and use your feet

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Next Tuesday is World Car Free Day and the council is encouraging Wellingtonians to leave their car at home.

Local schools will also be encouraging students to walk, cycle or scooter.
Workers will be encouraged take a bus or a train, or even walk, rather than their car. Have your ever thought … View more
Next Tuesday is World Car Free Day and the council is encouraging Wellingtonians to leave their car at home.

Local schools will also be encouraging students to walk, cycle or scooter.
Workers will be encouraged take a bus or a train, or even walk, rather than their car. Have your ever thought what your neighborhood would be like if there were fewer cars?

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1 day ago

Queen size bed frame - needs repair

Stephen from Paremata

Have a surplus Queen Bed steel frame. It was fine, until darling wife tried to move it without disassembling. One of the metal brackets came away. Can be easily welded if you have the right gear. Unfortunately the frame is too large to fit in either of our cars so we can't take it anywhere… View moreHave a surplus Queen Bed steel frame. It was fine, until darling wife tried to move it without disassembling. One of the metal brackets came away. Can be easily welded if you have the right gear. Unfortunately the frame is too large to fit in either of our cars so we can't take it anywhere to get fixed. It measures 2.0m x 1.5m. Includes the wooden slats for the entire bed, 12 in total, 6 shown in photo. Broken mount in photos as shown. Must be picked up (Paremata). You'll need a Van, trailer or station wagon. As-Is. Mattress NOT included. It's a nice solid frame, other than as shown. Need gone to make room for the replacement, first in best dressed :-) Ph 2336393

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4 days ago

What's On: BreathFIT

Ruth from Tawa

BreathFIT, a free, fun exercise group for people with chronic conditions. Starting 02/10/2020, Friday Mornings 11.45 for 40 minutes, led by a certified Fitness Instructor. Enquiries Claire 4056458
BreathFIT
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
2 days ago

Orchestra Wellington's Symphonic Dances

Orchestra Wellington

Hi Neighbours – join us on Saturday 26 September as we celebrate the music of Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff, performing his dazzling Symphonic Dances.

Our concert features guest soloist Michael Houstoun in a thrilling piano concerto, Three Psalms, from the repertoire of internationally … View more
Hi Neighbours – join us on Saturday 26 September as we celebrate the music of Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff, performing his dazzling Symphonic Dances.

Our concert features guest soloist Michael Houstoun in a thrilling piano concerto, Three Psalms, from the repertoire of internationally acclaimed Kiwi composer John Psathas. Conducted as always by our Music Director Marc Taddei, who will also lead our players through Tchaikovsky’s unmistakable Serenade For Strings.

Tickets start from $40, and the concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Kirsten Mason
General Manager, Orchestra Wellington.
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2 days ago

Whitby Collegiate OPEN DAY this Sunday, 11am - 1pm

Whitby Collegiate

These are the years that set students up for life and this is the school that can do that.

We’re the first co-educational, independent school in the Wellington region for Years 7-13, giving us a rare ability to create a place where all students are happy, generous achievers.

We’d be … View more
These are the years that set students up for life and this is the school that can do that.

We’re the first co-educational, independent school in the Wellington region for Years 7-13, giving us a rare ability to create a place where all students are happy, generous achievers.

We’d be delighted to show you our school and tell you more in person.

To register for our next open day visit our website or give us a call.
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3 days ago

Would you feel safe at the theatre"

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The theatre industry is calling for a change to regulations, which would see them doing away with social distancing and enforcing masks.

Those involved in the industry believe it is unfair you can 80 people on a bus you can only have a maximum of 100 people at a theatre. What do you think?

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4 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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3 days ago

Gardening tools

Evelyn from Titahi Bay

Morning Neighbourly,
Looking for very cheap or free gardening tools especially a shovel or spade, for my family who for the first time will be making a garden of our own this spring. Please message if you can help. Thank you

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