Wallaceville - Whitemans Valley, Upper Hutt

21 days ago

Poll: Earthquakes or climate change - which is the greatest challenge to Wellington's resilience?

Marcus Stickley Reporter from Dominion Post

Living in fear is not a solution. What is needed is a recognition that we must live with a certain degree of risk and that we only have so much to spend on avoiding the worst outcomes.
Read more: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Earthquakes or climate change - which is the greatest challenge to Wellington's resilience?
  • 73.9% Earthquakes
    73.9% Complete
  • 20.7% Climate change
    20.7% Complete
  • 5.3% Other
    5.3% Complete
449 votes
20 days ago

Come and visit us at the Seniors' Expo 2019

Ryan Krug from Age Concern Wellington

10am to 3pm Tuesday 8th October. Find out how you could be more connected with what’s going on in your local community at the Seniors’ Expo 2019. Come and talk to us about our services, including our Staying Safe workshop for senior drivers, and meet many other organisations too. Want to know … View more10am to 3pm Tuesday 8th October. Find out how you could be more connected with what’s going on in your local community at the Seniors’ Expo 2019. Come and talk to us about our services, including our Staying Safe workshop for senior drivers, and meet many other organisations too. Want to know who we are before visiting our booth? Meet our staff digitally on the link below. The Expo is happening at the Petone Working Men’s Club, 47 Udy Street, Petone.

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20 days ago

#NeighbourlySupporters - win one of TEN vouchers!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Here at Neighbourly HQ we love watching sports together - and know many of our members do too. We want to put the challenge out there - how about watching the games with your neighbours? *** We have TEN $50 Countdown vouchers to give away! Enter by commenting on our blog here. ***

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20 days ago

Wellington Gem and Mineral Show This Saturday and Sunday

Owen from Pinehaven

Lower Hutt Events Centre
Laings Road, Lower Hutt.

Sat 5 & Sun 6 October
9 - 5 Sat. 9 - 4 Sun.

$6 Adult $3 Child $15 Family

Interested in Gems, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils & Jewellery? Have you seen mysterious glow-in-the-dark rocks? Do you have your own rock collection? We do! Come… View more
Lower Hutt Events Centre
Laings Road, Lower Hutt.

Sat 5 & Sun 6 October
9 - 5 Sat. 9 - 4 Sun.

$6 Adult $3 Child $15 Family

Interested in Gems, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils & Jewellery? Have you seen mysterious glow-in-the-dark rocks? Do you have your own rock collection? We do! Come and see the Mineral Club of Hutt Valley and Wellington members' displays. Bring your rocks in for identification. Visit our many traders and start or add to your own collection.
Treasure Hunt and Rock Quiz for the kids.

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21 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter October 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also talked to the MenzShed about it's significance within communities across the country.

To subscribe, follow this link: bit.ly...

To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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22 days ago

Poll: What transport do you use for your morning commute?

Marcus Stickley Reporter from Dominion Post

With the morning commute to the capital getting longer and more congested, a group of Stuff's Wellington reporters threw themselves into the morning traffic scrum for a rush-hour commuter race.
Read more: www.stuff.co.nz...

What transport do you use for your morning commute?
  • 44.2% Car
    44.2% Complete
  • 16.3% Bus
    16.3% Complete
  • 20.5% Train
    20.5% Complete
  • 2% Motorcycle
    2% Complete
  • 6.1% Bicycle
    6.1% Complete
  • 0.6% E-scooter
    0.6% Complete
  • 0.1% Ferry
    0.1% Complete
  • 10.2% Walk
    10.2% Complete
853 votes
21 days ago

11 Easy Eco Swaps That Will Help You Reduce Plastic And Waste

Garry Tranter from Price My House for Free Limited

By switching this for that, you can make your household tread more lightly on the earth
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1. Soap bars

Ditch plastic bottles in favour of solid shampoos, conditioners and dish soaps (Ethique and Ahhh Cosmetics offer good locally made options). To help these products last longer, invest in the … View more
By switching this for that, you can make your household tread more lightly on the earth
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1. Soap bars

Ditch plastic bottles in favour of solid shampoos, conditioners and dish soaps (Ethique and Ahhh Cosmetics offer good locally made options). To help these products last longer, invest in the Dunedin-made Block Dock to ensure your soap dries properly between uses.

2. Metal pegs

Bento Ninja’s stainless-steel Forever Pegs won’t go rusty and they last longer (and look nicer) than their plastic counterparts.

3. Ceramic coffee cups

If you buy coffee on the go and don’t have a reusable cup yet, this should be the one swap you make right now. There are lots of beautiful options, including these Pottery for the Planet cups, from AU$25. Also keep an eye on uyo.nz, which has a guide to the cafes that will let you bring your own cup, container and much more.

4. Biodegradable dish brush

Bye, bye plastic dish brush, hello wooden brush with replaceable, biodegradable head. Yeseco Dish Brush $15.95; replacement heads $16.95 for 3, are stocked at Natural Things. (Bench organiser sold separately)

5. Reusable straws

Swap disposable straws for reusable or biodegradable options. Just $19 will buy you three glass straws, plus a cleaning brush and bag made in New Zealand from offcuts so you won’t be caught out next time you order a cocktail or smoothie.

6. Bulk buy

Reduce your plastic packaging by shopping for pantry staples at a bulk foods store. If you don’t live near a good one, Wanaka-based Honest Wholefood Co offers a local delivery service, as well as a nationwide postal option.

7. Beeswax wraps

Cling wrap can’t be recycled, even in the soft plastic recycling scheme, so switching to a reusable option is an easy environmental win. Try Hawke’s Bay-based LilyBee wrap for the ultimate beeswax solution. From $7 for a small wrap.

8. Reusable takeaway containers

Keep a container and cutlery in your bag or car and say no to takeaway packaging. Australian company Ever Eco makes beautiful stainless-steel containers, tumblers and reusable cutlery, as well as other useful eco objects. Little Bird Organics stock the handy products too.

9. Shopping bags

Now that supermarkets have gone plastic carry-bag free, an eco bag is an essential swap. Don’t forget to also bring produce bags for fruit and veges, and containers for the butcher and deli.

10. Cloth wrapping

Save on wrapping paper, tape and ribbon, and practise the Japanese art of furoshiki (cloth wrapping) with this reusable linen gift wrap. Alternatively, cut up vintage fabric, or reuse wrapping paper and ribbons along with paper tape.

11. Portable ply laptop stand

Instead of buying a plastic or metal laptop stand, check out the Happy Lappy, made in New Zealand from sustainably sourced plywood. The best part is your purchase of the portable stand will see 20 trees planted in Madagascar.

Words by: Fiona Ralph. Photography by: Bauer Syndication.

21 days ago

#NeighbourlySupporters - final draw!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been watching the game with your neighbours? Maybe you have invited the guy next door to come along and watch at the pub or you've organised a family BBQ on game day? You could win a $50 voucher - so game-day chips and dips are on us!

Simply enter the #neighbourlysupporters drawView more
Have you been watching the game with your neighbours? Maybe you have invited the guy next door to come along and watch at the pub or you've organised a family BBQ on game day? You could win a $50 voucher - so game-day chips and dips are on us!

Simply enter the #neighbourlysupporters draw before the weekend.

Thanks to everyone who has entered so far! We love seeing what you have been up to in your neighbourhoods.

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