Waikanae, Waikanae

2 hours ago

Looking for help to get your home holiday ready?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds … View more
Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds 20 Nov) to answer any questions you have about colour trends, decorating ideas, and the best way to get a perfect finish. Click here to submit your question now, then join us on Homed from 7pm to get some answers. See you then :)

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40 minutes ago

The NZ House & Garden House Tours are selling fast!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer … View moreNZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin. For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring, please visit our website.

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1 hour ago

Are you seeing green?

The Team from Wellington Water

You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a … View more
You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a stormwater sump, and watched it flow out into the harbour through the stormwater system. As it was high tide, not all of the dye came out so we expect to see more green dye flowing into the harbour throughout the day.

We use dye testing as a way to investigate broken pipes, cross connections and other issues within the network. It was great to be able to share this with the students and help them learn more about where water comes from and where it goes.

The dye is completely safe for the environment, and will dissipate as the tides change.

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2 hours ago

rhubarb plants – still some available

Ruth from Paraparaumu Beach

Rhubarb divisions – red stalk variety. Best contact 0211768239, rather than via neighbourly. $5 per division; wee ones free. Need to be collected Wed or Thursday. Cheers, Ruth

Price: $5

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3 hours ago

Poll: What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.

Find out the answer here.

What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?
  • 20.3% Yes
    20.3% Complete
  • 79.7% No
    79.7% Complete
281 votes
5 hours ago

What awesome things do your kids do to help others?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Meet Eddie Writes. He's 7, and won a Wellingtonian of the Year award for philanthropy. He spends his spare time tie-dying t-shirts and ironing patches on bags to sell online - raising $10,000 for Wellington Regional Hospital. We bet there's lots of Eddies out there. Tell us about your … View moreMeet Eddie Writes. He's 7, and won a Wellingtonian of the Year award for philanthropy. He spends his spare time tie-dying t-shirts and ironing patches on bags to sell online - raising $10,000 for Wellington Regional Hospital. We bet there's lots of Eddies out there. Tell us about your kids' kind deeds in the comments.

6 hours ago

How to be more Neighbourly...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Being Neighbourly is a lot more than just signing up to the website. It’s about taking the next step and being helpful and friendly to those around you. There are loads of different ways to be Neighbourly - here are a few suggestions from us.

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14 days ago

Poll: How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report … View more
About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report prepared for the purpose of developing a response plan, is considered serious and credible, but comes with the obvious caveat that there is no way of telling what any earthquake or tsunami would look like. How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

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How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?
  • 13.4% I'm fully prepared
    13.4% Complete
  • 51.5% I'm kind of prepared
    51.5% Complete
  • 27.5% I'm not prepared at all
    27.5% Complete
  • 7.6% I don't care
    7.6% Complete
844 votes
2 days ago

Sculpture to cost up to $100k

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi folks, as promised, we've asked about the expected cost of the new sculpture for Maclean Park.
The council says "the overall cost of the Tohorā project is likely to be $80,000-$100,000. The council will be shortly seeking detailed costings for fabrication and installation of Tohorā … View more
Hi folks, as promised, we've asked about the expected cost of the new sculpture for Maclean Park.
The council says "the overall cost of the Tohorā project is likely to be $80,000-$100,000. The council will be shortly seeking detailed costings for fabrication and installation of Tohorā and will be able to confirm final costs in due course."

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5 days ago

What do you think of Maclean Park's new sculpture?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

The council have released an image of an artwork to be installed at Maclean Park and unveiled in early 2020.
They say the nearly 10m long sculpture "symbolises the journey of whales and other travellers through the Te Rau o te Rangi waters – the strait between Kapiti Island and the … View more
The council have released an image of an artwork to be installed at Maclean Park and unveiled in early 2020.
They say the nearly 10m long sculpture "symbolises the journey of whales and other travellers through the Te Rau o te Rangi waters – the strait between Kapiti Island and the mainland. "
It will be made of pre-cast concrete and include "ambient lighting and sound effects to create an aural and visual experience".
Do you like it? Let us know what you think!
We're yet to find out what it cost but will let you know on Monday.

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11 days ago

Now Open Saturdays!!!

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Open Now....Till 2pm
Fresh Local - Warehou, Butterfish, Blue Moki!!!
Sammys Smoked Kahawai!!!
Fresh Fish Pies - Chowder - Fish Cakes!!!
Smoked Fish Dip!!!
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1 day ago

Willis St and Dixon St - sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

We currently have stop go traffic management in place on the intersection of Willis St and Dixon St, due to a leak in a pressurised sewer. We are looking at the best way to excavate and repair this leak safely, and will keep you updated on any traffic management changes.

As a precaution we have … View more
We currently have stop go traffic management in place on the intersection of Willis St and Dixon St, due to a leak in a pressurised sewer. We are looking at the best way to excavate and repair this leak safely, and will keep you updated on any traffic management changes.

As a precaution we have put up signs at Wellington Harbour advising people not to swim due to possible contamination. We are carrying out testing in the Harbour and will advise of the results.

1 day ago

Manawhatu Food Show - on this weekend. Grabone tickets.

Pepper and Pearls - Gifts www.pepperandpearls.co.nz

Highlights
Watch celebrity chef Nadia Lim at work.
Come have a meal, taste and buy products and discover new tastes and kitchen ideas.

Discover the local delights from food truck alley.

Sip and swirl beautiful wine, spirits & craft beer.
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Highlights
Watch celebrity chef Nadia Lim at work.
Come have a meal, taste and buy products and discover new tastes and kitchen ideas.

Discover the local delights from food truck alley.

Sip and swirl beautiful wine, spirits & craft beer.

Cooking demonstrations.

Relax in the indoor garden bar with a meal and drink.

Stock up on gourmet food products.
Especially your Kampot Pepper - as seen in the latest life and leisure magazine #88

Get your Xmas shopping sorted in the Xmas Gift Lane!

It's a show not to be missed so grab this great offer on two entry tickets for the price of one.

4 days ago

Computer repair needed

SueZ from Otaki District

Afternoon,
I have a laptop that needs putting back together. It is called Everest.
The tiny screws that hold the bottom of the laptop together have fallen out, plus things are starting to move inside which also may need screwing back into place.
The laptop is still working just needs screwing back … View more
Afternoon,
I have a laptop that needs putting back together. It is called Everest.
The tiny screws that hold the bottom of the laptop together have fallen out, plus things are starting to move inside which also may need screwing back into place.
The laptop is still working just needs screwing back together.
The screws are so tiny so would need someone with the same type of screws or with screws that will fit.
As you can see in the photo the bottom is open she has found two screws there are some missing.
The laptop belongs to granddaughter she needs it for her school work.
There use to be someone in Otaki that fixed computers wondered if anyone knows who that is. Would be easier for me as I live in Otaki but if there is anyone further afield that could do the job would appreciate any recommendations.
Many thanks.

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