44 days ago

Recycle, reuse, relove

The Team from Red Cross Shop Upper Hutt

This week, we want to raise awareness about sustainability and how everyone can help reduce waste by simply embracing this idea: Recycle, Reuse, Relove.
RECYCLE
Most of us love shopping and buying something new, but do we also think about the things we throw out?
It’s a shame to send good quality items to landfill when someone else could still reuse and benefit from them.
REUSE
The exciting news is that many people are recycling by giving good stuff to charity, so that others have the opportunity to reuse and relove them.
Give pre-loved items a chance to be reused by donating them to your local Red Cross Shop!
RELOVE
Come in and have a look at the great things we have received in our Red Cross Shops. You might find something to reuse, and even relove.
The best part: every dollar spent in the shop goes to help vulnerable people in communities across New Zealand and around the world.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day 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 what your neighborhood would be like if there were fewer cars?

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21 hours 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?
  • 76.9% Yes
    76.9% Complete
  • 23.1% No
    23.1% Complete
286 votes
1 day 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 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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