Pukerua Bay, Pukerua Bay

17 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

We again feature a pic from Louise Thomas. This week it is a grey warbler/riroriro.

"Nice to see a grey warbler/riroriro (Gerygone igata) in the weekend. I'm not hearing them as much now the cicadas have cranked themselves up to full volume. It's probably the end of the breeding … View more
We again feature a pic from Louise Thomas. This week it is a grey warbler/riroriro.

"Nice to see a grey warbler/riroriro (Gerygone igata) in the weekend. I'm not hearing them as much now the cicadas have cranked themselves up to full volume. It's probably the end of the breeding season as well. I was interested to read that only the males do the summer warbling, apparently the females only have a short chirp call. Don't ask me why this turkey is hanging upside down - there's always one."

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4 hours ago

What's On: BIRDS OF PASSAGE Colombia 2018

David from Brooklyn

An ambitious matriarch seeks a place for her clan in the burgeoning 1970s drug economy. “Textured and utterly unique re-imagining of the family crime saga” –Sight&Sound. See trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
BIRDS OF PASSAGE Colombia 2018
  • Embassy Grand
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5 days ago

Garage Sale - mainly tools

Carolyn from Whitby

A handyman's dream. Large selection of tools. Saturday 6 March, 8:30 am, 3 Leeward Drive, Whitby
Note: COVID protocols will be observed

6 hours ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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2 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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11 hours ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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11 hours ago

Distressed garden shelves

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lower Hutt

Create more space in your garden with these handy garden shelves. Try out an easy to create distressed paint effect using two 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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20 hours ago

From first arrivals to first encounters

Trust Tairāwhiti

Tairāwhiti is a welcoming place for new beginnings and new discoveries – the landing place of great Pacific navigators and the origins of Aotearoa New Zealand’s defining dual heritage.

Steeped in vibrant arts, rich history and authentic Māori culture, we invite you to discover the many … View more
Tairāwhiti is a welcoming place for new beginnings and new discoveries – the landing place of great Pacific navigators and the origins of Aotearoa New Zealand’s defining dual heritage.

Steeped in vibrant arts, rich history and authentic Māori culture, we invite you to discover the many stories Tairāwhiti has to tell.

The treasures of Tairāwhiti are ready for you to uncover.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Any thoughts on the picture and where it was taken?

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1 day ago

GARAGE SALE - SATURDAY 6 MARCH

Carolyn from Whitby

Extensive garage sale of woodworking and mechanical tools, garden tools and other items.
Includes 6.5 metre extension ladder ($200)
3 Leeward Drive, Whitby. Commencing 8:30 a.m.


COVID protocols will be observed. Please sign in.

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3 days ago

What's On: Waikanae Easter Market

Jane from Waikanae Beach

This always popular market is on Easter Saturday between 9am and 2pm. With 100+ stalls and entertainment, it's always great fun, so don't miss out!! Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/waikanaemarket.
Waikanae Easter Market
  • Mahara Place
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1 day ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH COMMUNITY MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Browse the stalls. pick up a bargain or a gift. Invite a friend or 2. Support local!
WAIKANAE BEACH COMMUNITY MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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1 day ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH COMMUNITY MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Browse the stalls. pick up a bargain or a gift. Invite a friend or 2. Support local!
WAIKANAE BEACH COMMUNITY MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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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 health conditions. Meets every Thursday morning, enquiries to Claire 027 405 6458
PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
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2 days ago

Bathroom vanity unit

Sue from Aotea

wall mounted unit (used ) excellent condition
separate porcelain bowl and formica top ( not attached )
carcass dark brown woodgrain veneer
which has 6 shelves for storage of towels and 2 good sized drawers
carcass size 1165 w x 400 d
top size 1205w x 420 d
height of vanity including top 558mm plus … View more
wall mounted unit (used ) excellent condition
separate porcelain bowl and formica top ( not attached )
carcass dark brown woodgrain veneer
which has 6 shelves for storage of towels and 2 good sized drawers
carcass size 1165 w x 400 d
top size 1205w x 420 d
height of vanity including top 558mm plus 160mm for the basin
waste and trap supplied
no tap included
must be picked up from Aotea

Price: $250

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3 days ago

Wellington fire ban

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, remember there is a fire ban on.
It includes Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley. Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says this means anyone wanting to light an outdoor fire will need to apply for a permit and follow the conditions listed on … View more
Hey Neighbourly folk, remember there is a fire ban on.
It includes Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley. Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says this means anyone wanting to light an outdoor fire will need to apply for a permit and follow the conditions listed on their permit.
"The ground is getting drier and fire danger has increased,” he says.
“The dry vegetation acts as fuel for a wildfire, meaning if a wildfire did start it could spread very quickly. We’ve seen this with a few vegetation fires in the area recently, including one in Makara last month where firefighters and helicopters worked hard over two days to put it out.”

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