Waikanae, Waikanae

11 days ago

Kiwis looking to nest 🏠

Jessica from Waikanae

Hey Kapiti!

My partner Braden and I are on the hunt to purchase our first home in Kapiti. We thought we would try our luck at something a little different by posting on here.

Our budget is sitting around the 500k mark and we have our loan pre-approval from the bank.

We're looking for a 2 -… View more
Hey Kapiti!

My partner Braden and I are on the hunt to purchase our first home in Kapiti. We thought we would try our luck at something a little different by posting on here.

Our budget is sitting around the 500k mark and we have our loan pre-approval from the bank.

We're looking for a 2 - 3 bedroom home with a garage or decent size shed (essential for the future home Brewery). We both love the outdoors so an outdoor living area is important for us too.

Please contact us if you are considering putting your home on the market in the next few months or know of a home that might suit.

Thank you in advance!
Braden & Jess
0274864468

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11 days ago

Have you spotted any wasp nests at your house?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

As the weather heats up, one particular pest is set to make itself known again - the wasp. What do you do to battle wasps, and have you found a nest at your house?

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14 days ago

Would you work from home if you could?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Growing numbers of public servants are working from home as part of a public sector shake-up. Fifteen of the country's 32 public service departments are now offering flexible working for employees on a trial basis, with the policy intended to be rolled out sector-wide by the end of next year. … View moreGrowing numbers of public servants are working from home as part of a public sector shake-up. Fifteen of the country's 32 public service departments are now offering flexible working for employees on a trial basis, with the policy intended to be rolled out sector-wide by the end of next year. Flexible arrangements can include reduced/changeable hours, nine-day fortnights, a gradual return following parental leave, phased retirement, purchased annual leave, and working from home. Would you take up flexible working if it was offered - or have you already?

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13 days ago

What should we call Wellington's wind?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

With Wellington's 180th birthday just around the corner, historian Redmer Yska says it is time to name our wind. Meanwhile, Kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka. The first, te hau mātakataka, referred to trees being filled and roofs lifted while the… View moreWith Wellington's 180th birthday just around the corner, historian Redmer Yska says it is time to name our wind. Meanwhile, Kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka. The first, te hau mātakataka, referred to trees being filled and roofs lifted while the second, te hau āwhiowhio, was connected to whirlwinds and tornados. What do you think our wind should be called?

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11 days ago

What's On: Kapiti Indoor Market -Christmas 2019

Stefanie from Paraparaumu Beach

Come and join us for Christmas fun. 100+ local businesses & food trucks. Fun for the kids. Gold coin entry donation to Menzshed Kapiti.9.30am -2.00pm http://www.kapiti-indoor-market.co.nz/ for more info
Kapiti Indoor Market -Christmas 2019
  • Waikanae Memorial Hall
11 days ago

Christmas Parades

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

Are you travelling to the Christmas Parades happening across the Greater Wellington region 🎅🎄🎁?

Saturday 30 November there are parades in Wainuiomata 10:00-11:00am, Stokes Valley 12:00-1:00pm and Carterton 12:15-1:30pm. On Sunday 1 December Upper Hutt Christmas parade starts at 12:00pm … View more
Are you travelling to the Christmas Parades happening across the Greater Wellington region 🎅🎄🎁?

Saturday 30 November there are parades in Wainuiomata 10:00-11:00am, Stokes Valley 12:00-1:00pm and Carterton 12:15-1:30pm. On Sunday 1 December Upper Hutt Christmas parade starts at 12:00pm and finishes at 5:30pm.

Sadly 😔, our buses won’t be able to join in the fun and festivities and will have to be diverted during this time for routes 110, 120, 121, 160, 170 and 200. Check out MyMetlink or download the Metlink App. For more information visit www.metlink.org.nz... #knowbeforeyougo #Christmasparades

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13 days ago

Will you be donating food this weekend?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Kāpiti Lions are on the prowl once more, this time collecting for local foodbanks.
On Saturday November 30, collectors will cover Paekākāriki, Raumati, Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Otaki. Food collected in Ōtaki will be used there.
The group have run the appeal for the past 22 years and last year… View more
Kāpiti Lions are on the prowl once more, this time collecting for local foodbanks.
On Saturday November 30, collectors will cover Paekākāriki, Raumati, Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Otaki. Food collected in Ōtaki will be used there.
The group have run the appeal for the past 22 years and last year $50,300 worth of goods was collected.
People are asked to leave food outside their gates from 9.30am,
Coordinator Lion Sue Leen said this year's collection this year will be different from previous appeals because plastic bags are no longer used.
"In the past we distributed yellow plastic bags, with information on them of the date and time of the collection plus a list of the kinds of stuff most needed. But plastic bags are no longer allowed and we are asking donors to utilise their own containers. We have distributing 16,000 yellow fliers into letter boxes throughout the region with the requisite information."
Pasta, tinned and packaged foods, breakfast cereals and products that can be stored, as well as fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy products and other perishable products for immediate distribution.
Toiletries and laundry items are very welcomes as are small Christmas gifts such as steam puddings.
The collection will go ahead regardless of weather and finish soon after midday.
Leen suggested goods be placed outside gates where they can be easily seen and, for security reasons, it's best not to put them out much before 9am.
Food may also be dropped off at the Kāpiti Community Foodbank, in Kāpiti Road Paraparaumu between 9 am and midday weekdays.

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12 days ago

What's On: Paraparaumu Country Music Club

Allan from Paraparaumu

An afternoon of great country music with a live band. $4-00 for members, $5-00 for visitors. Afternoon tea provided at no extra cost. Y'all come. Contact Allan (04)905-9325 or 027-657-0152.
Paraparaumu Country Music Club
  • Waikanae Chartered Club
12 days ago

Fresh Fish Landed Today

Waikanae Crab

Fresh Fish Landed Today
Open Thurs, Fri and Saturday
Butterfish
Moki
Butterfly Perch
Warehou
Lemonfish

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12 days ago

What's On: Heritage roses in Spring splendour

Peter from Otaki District

If you want to get away from the Xmas chaos, come and enjoy the beautiful blooms and sensuous scents. $5 entry fee. Tea/coffee/snacks for purchase. www.facebook.com... Open Sat/Sun 10-4
Heritage roses in Spring splendour
  • Trinity Farm
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12 days ago

Heritage rose garden at its Spring best - Trinity Farm, Otaki

Peter from Otaki District

If you want to get away from the Xmas chaos, come and enjoy the beautiful blooms and sensuous scents. $5 entry fee. Tea/coffee/snacks available for purchase. www.facebook.com...
Open Sat/Sun 10-4 or by request

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12 days ago

TP-Link Nano Powerline Adapters

Darryl from Nikau Valley

2 x TP-Link 200Mbps Adapters
Great if you don't have any Ethernet outlets in the house but you want fast internet speeds.
Excellent Condition. Usually sells for $70

Price: $35

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12 days ago

Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines work update

The Team from Wellington Water

Here's an update of what's been happening with the pipelines work that will connect the Omāroro Reservoir to the network.

Work is progressing well in Hargreaves Street, as we pour the concrete floor and walls in the chamber, and finish off the pipe installation. We are on track to open … View more
Here's an update of what's been happening with the pipelines work that will connect the Omāroro Reservoir to the network.

Work is progressing well in Hargreaves Street, as we pour the concrete floor and walls in the chamber, and finish off the pipe installation. We are on track to open up the bottom of Hargreaves Street by the end of the month in preparation for the Wallace Street road closure happening from December 8.

We’ve taken a few photos from around the current work site, as well as inside the chamber at Hargreaves Street so you can see what it looks like under the surface.

Learn more and keep up to date with the project on our website.

12 days ago

Poll: Would you try a plant-based diet?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based … View moreA Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based diet? Vote in the poll below.

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Would you try a plant-based diet?
  • 20.6% Absolutely - I’m open to trying it
    20.6% Complete
  • 29.5% No way - I love eating meat
    29.5% Complete
  • 11.6% I am already following a plant-based diet
    11.6% Complete
  • 38.3% I regularly eat plant-based but still enjoy meat
    38.3% Complete
1840 votes
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