TELL US WHAT YOU WANT IN A COMMUNITY HUB IN WAIKANAE!
Terisa Ngobi, Sophie Handford and I had such a good discussion this week about Waikanae and its needs, and I would love to hear your views too -
While the replacement Waikanae Library is being redesigned, we have probably three years during which we do not have a community hub in the heart of Waikanae that you all can feel welcome in, apart from the Cameo rooms in Mahara Place –
They are a unique space in the town centre, ideal for smaller community groups to meet; for new groups to start up; for people to learn new things (currently card games and music but we are looking at all sorts of things) and – always – for people to pop in when they are passing or waiting for a train or bus and just want to put their feet up.
So tell us what you would like to see in a community hub – an internet connection so that we can have computers available for people to use or learn to use in this digitally demanding world?
Our JPs come every Tuesday morning, but would you also like to see a Citizens Advice volunteer available once a week? Age Concern?
Tell us what you think!
I was surprised to be asked for my vaccine pass at the local library this weekend. I would have thought public libraries were exempt, along with supermarkets pharmacies etc. They are public spaces afterall, which ratepayers, vaccinated or not, contribute to.
While I appreciate the wishes of Council to keep staff safe, in reality the risk posed by a library visit is low. With over 92% vaccinated in the region, measures such as a limit on numbers, masks, screens and distancing will serve to reduce risk. Im curious what the rationale was for this decision. (Though no doubt if I ask, it will be treated as an OIR request and I'll have to wait until next year for a response). It seems like a step too far to me. What do others think?
Let the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Choreographed by the late Liam Scarlett at the beginning of his short but blazingly bright international career, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere and is now available to watch online, for a limited time only.
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Watch online from 3 Dec – 12 Dec 2021. Rnzb.org.nz/msndonline
It looks like we are going to get more bad weather today. MetService has a heavy rain watch for Kāpiti and Horowhenua in place until 6pm on Tuesday and a heavy rain warning for the Tararua ranges for the same period