Pukerua Bay, Pukerua Bay

19 hours ago

Poll: Should parking prices rise in Wellington to keep rates down?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington City Council is short on cash and mulling a parking fees hike. Options on the table include night parking charges or expanding the CBD area of high-price parking. Or they could always just increase rates. www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should parking prices rise in Wellington to keep rates down?
  • 24% Yes, make night owls pay for parking.
    24% Complete
  • 31.1% Yes, make people who park on CBD fringes pay more.
    31.1% Complete
  • 44.9% No, let ratepayers foot the bill.
    44.9% Complete
196 votes
1 day ago

What would you do with $50 million?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.

To read more, click here.

What would you do with $50 million?

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7 hours ago

Babysitting

Suzy from Whitby

Hi, I am a qualified teacher with experience with infants, toddlers and young children, Being a teacher I have experience with English language learners, positive behaviour management and a range of learning/special needs. If you’re needing a break, got a fancy work do, a date night or anything … View moreHi, I am a qualified teacher with experience with infants, toddlers and young children, Being a teacher I have experience with English language learners, positive behaviour management and a range of learning/special needs. If you’re needing a break, got a fancy work do, a date night or anything in between,  please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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14 hours ago

What's On: Waikanae Easter Market 2020

Jane from Waikanae Beach

The ever popular Waikanae Easter Market will be on Saturday 11 April 2020 from 9am-2pm. Over 100 stalls with music by Dean Ward - always great fun!
Waikanae Easter Market 2020
  • Mahara Place
15 hours ago

Nominate your kind neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community. Head over to the Neighbourly's Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 prezzy card! Nominate now

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3 days ago

Book Fair Do you have spare books?

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

Would you like to donate some books for a good cause? The Rotary Club of Plimmerton is holding a book fair on the 21st and 22nd March and is looking for books to add to the collection we already have. Please check the poster for details about where books can be taken for collection.

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11 days ago

Have you experienced Readers Tours? We'd love your feedback

The Team from Readers Tours

If you have been on a journey with Readers Tours we would love to hear your feedback and share your experience with others.

If you would like to leave a review on Google, please click the link below

Click Here to review > g.page...

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20 hours ago

Create scrabble art

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lower Hutt

Repurpose old Scrabble tiles and picture frames together to create cute and colourful word art.

Have fun creating your own messages and paint the frames in your favourite Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create… View more
Repurpose old Scrabble tiles and picture frames together to create cute and colourful word art.

Have fun creating your own messages and paint the frames in your favourite Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Tui Lewis - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Tui Lewis and I represent the Hutt City Council on the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee, set up by the Greater Wellington Regional Council to make recommendations for maintaining and improving our taonga – our fresh and coastal waters.

I am honoured to have the … View more
Kia ora koutou, I am Tui Lewis and I represent the Hutt City Council on the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee, set up by the Greater Wellington Regional Council to make recommendations for maintaining and improving our taonga – our fresh and coastal waters.

I am honoured to have the privilege of serving Te Awakarangi and to support the kaitiakitanga of our special environment with the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara committee. We are looking forward to working with you to maintain and improve the quality of the water in our catchments. Growing population is placing an immense pressure on our waste and stormwater pipes. We need to fix our infrastructure to leave a healthier catchment to our children, and fixing infrastructure is costly. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information to find solutions that are fair and equitable.

Come and talk to me about what we can do together. Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page, and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say by following the link below.

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1 day ago

5th Titahi Bay Beach Festival

Titahi Bay Beach Festival

Come to Titahi Bay Beach's northen end March 7, 1-7pm. With 100 stalls & food trucks and all afternoon entertainment we've got it covered.

KAI & INU: Greek to Japanese, Syrian to South American. Coffee to Sorbet.

MUSIC: Blueprint rock, Andy Gartrell does pop, Liberty Swing … View more
Come to Titahi Bay Beach's northen end March 7, 1-7pm. With 100 stalls & food trucks and all afternoon entertainment we've got it covered.

KAI & INU: Greek to Japanese, Syrian to South American. Coffee to Sorbet.

MUSIC: Blueprint rock, Andy Gartrell does pop, Liberty Swing Band for dance, Ma does Reggae; Meri celebrates Te Reo & The Mighty ease it out.

DANCE: Shut Up & Dance or get in the Zone. Zumba & Yoga to stretch ya!

STALLS: Crafts to Bubbles, Weaving to Oils.

ACTIVITIES: Tug of War, Treasure Hunt, Free Planting, Children's Rides & much more.

Don't miss out!
Find out more

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1 day ago

What's On: St Theresa's Catholic School Carnival

Sarah from Whitby

St Theresa’s is gearing up for another fantastic carnival! Come along for a fun day out filled with delicious food, games, quick fire raffles, entertainment and much more.
St Theresa's Catholic School Carnival
  • St Theresa's Catholic School
1 day ago

Swimmers advised to avoid Titahi Bay Beach

The Team from Wellington Water

Regular water quality monitoring at Titahi Bay has shown an increase in faecal coliforms (which could indicate wastewater contamination) to levels that mean the water is currently considered unsafe for recreational use.

The public is warned against swimming and other recreational activity such as … View more
Regular water quality monitoring at Titahi Bay has shown an increase in faecal coliforms (which could indicate wastewater contamination) to levels that mean the water is currently considered unsafe for recreational use.

The public is warned against swimming and other recreational activity such as fishing or collecting seafood at Titahi Bay beach. Warning signs have been posted in the area and the LAWA Can I swim here? map has been updated. These warnings will remain in place until daily testing shows that the water quality has returned to safe levels. We will also keep the public updated via our social media and on our website.

There is no indication the result is related to operations at the nearby Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant. Operational crews are currently investigating potential sources of contamination, which could include residential cross-connections or other network issues.

Wellington Water's water quality monitoring programme enables rapid detection and response to contamination events. Response thresholds are deliberately set at precautionary levels in order to minimise public risk.

Swimming or entering water with potential wastewater contamination can lead to symptoms such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or infections of the eyes, ears, nose and throat. If you have any health concerns following contact with the water in this area then contact your doctor or Healthline 0800 611 116.

3 days ago

Poll: Which Cobb & Co meal should our reporter order on opening night?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Cobb & Co is returning to Porirua, and before you ask: yes, they have traffic lights.
It it also has the booths, old-timey pictures and mellow lighting. Those crunchy chips too. It's opening on Thursday, and a reporter will head along to taste test - you decide; what should she order? … View more
Cobb & Co is returning to Porirua, and before you ask: yes, they have traffic lights.
It it also has the booths, old-timey pictures and mellow lighting. Those crunchy chips too. It's opening on Thursday, and a reporter will head along to taste test - you decide; what should she order? www.stuff.co.nz...

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Which Cobb & Co meal should our reporter order on opening night?
  • 65.2% Shrimp cocktail; Cobb schnitzel; chocolate sundae; a traffic light
    65.2% Complete
  • 26.8% Soup of the day; roast of the day; pavlova; a pink panther
    26.8% Complete
  • 8% Mushroom vol au vent; fish & chips, donuts; green slime
    8% Complete
339 votes
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2 days ago

What's On: PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR

Ruth from Tawa

PSYLO, a fun community choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic conditions, meeting every Friday morning, led by a music therapist. Admission free. Inquiries Claire 0274056458
PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
5 days ago

Did the Basin Reserve miss an opportunity to makes the loos more equal?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

An $7.5 million dollar renovation brought the 95-year-old Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve up to modern standards - except for the women's toilets. The stand reopened on Friday, an hour before the first test against India began. During the test the only part of the interior open to the … View moreAn $7.5 million dollar renovation brought the 95-year-old Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve up to modern standards - except for the women's toilets. The stand reopened on Friday, an hour before the first test against India began. During the test the only part of the interior open to the public was the new toilets. Sadly, that means less access for women. Men's toilets have two access points from the outside while women queue in the corridor, missing the on-field action. What was your experience?

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