Aro Valley, Wellington

1 hour ago

Cambridge: The Kiwi town that could become the next big thing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Cambridge is so much more than just a town you drive through. Click the link below for a few reasons to consider sticking around a bit. #backyourbackyard

3 days ago

What do you think about Wellington's draft 'Spatial Plan'?

Mandy Te Reporter from Dominion Post

People will get to have their say on Wellington's blueprint of its future. Councillors on Thursday voted on its draft spatial plan and gave the green light for city-wide engagement. The draft plan shows six-storey buildings in places like Johnsonville, as well as buildings of up to 10 storeys … View morePeople will get to have their say on Wellington's blueprint of its future. Councillors on Thursday voted on its draft spatial plan and gave the green light for city-wide engagement. The draft plan shows six-storey buildings in places like Johnsonville, as well as buildings of up to 10 storeys in Te Aro. How would you like Wellington to look in 30 years?

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31 minutes ago

Why do we love Linen?

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington

As we all known that Linen is a natural fibre. linen is one of the earliest natural plant fibres that have been used for more than 10,000 years.



Flax fibre is a rare natural fibre, accounting for only 1.5% of the total fibre. Due to its natural and ancient nobility and high quality, it is … View more
As we all known that Linen is a natural fibre. linen is one of the earliest natural plant fibres that have been used for more than 10,000 years.



Flax fibre is a rare natural fibre, accounting for only 1.5% of the total fibre. Due to its natural and ancient nobility and high quality, it is known as the fibre queen. It comes from the stems of the flax plant. linen fabric or weave is produced of fibre of the flax plant.


Why do people love linen fabric so much? Let's look at his benefits.
1. Its cultivation requires less pesticides and fertilisers
Flax, the source material for linen, is undemanding when not vulnerable to pests (compared to cotton). Useful animals like insects are not eradicated and cultivation is more environmentally friendly. Yay.

2. Linen does not require artificial watering
Flax is very adaptable. It simply takes what is there and normally does not require further artificial irrigation.

3. It can be cultivated locally
That means the linen is not shipped through half of the world to get processed in the factories. Rather, ways are short and direct.

4. It has a high yield
Flax has a high yield. That means, that in a specific area many plants can grow and be harvested.

5. Flax can be used in a crop rotation system
In contrast to monocultures, a crop rotation system is healthy and nutritional for the soil where it is planted and does also help insects to be able to feed from different plants.

6. Linen is diverse
Flax can not only be used for clothing. That means, that a high share of the whole plant can be used to produce a variety of goods. This prevents waste and helps different industries.

7. Linen is durable
The final fabric is durable and easy to take care of. When not too dirty, you can simply hang it outside and it will lose its smell quickly, just like wool does.

8. It has super nice properties on your skin
Linen has a special cooling effect and is therefore ideal for warm days. Also, it is strong, lightweight, and most importantly, durable, so you can use it for a long time!

9. Linen has history
The Egyptians used linen thousands of years ago (rich and poor Egyptians alike) and there is evidence that as long as 34,000 BC, people were using linen-like clothing.

10. Linen is biodegradable
Linen is compostable and will therefore not lie on landfills years and years after being disposed. It will either be composted or recycled if you dispose of it correctly.



If you own linen curtains - we can clean them! We take extra measures to prevent shrinking and they are pressed after cleaning so they stay hanging beautifully. See our website to book your curtains in. www.curtainclean.co.nz...

2 hours ago

Experience the difference

Rita Angus Retirement Village

Our guide gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle that a Ryman village offers. As well as guiding you through the retirement living and care options available.

Receive your free Experience the Difference guide.

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5 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

Click here to read our August newsletter: bit.ly...
Or to subscribe to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...

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4 hours ago

Wellington's 'sit-down comedian' with a new take on funny

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Audiences often don’t know what to expect when David Batten wheels onto the stage.

More a “sit-down comedian” than a stand-up comedian, as he likes to joke, Dave is 29, (“Holy hell,” he said) and has lived with athetoid cerebral palsy his whole life.

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4 days ago

Earthquake Preparedness for Apartment Dwellers

Chris Moore from Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

🏢Do you live or work in a high rise building in the Wellington region?🏢

Our shaky little capital can be a bit wild at times, and those who live or work in high rise buildings face unique challenges especially during an earthquake.

That's why we have developed (with help from you guys!)… View more
🏢Do you live or work in a high rise building in the Wellington region?🏢

Our shaky little capital can be a bit wild at times, and those who live or work in high rise buildings face unique challenges especially during an earthquake.

That's why we have developed (with help from you guys!) some FAQs on how you can get better prepared.

For more information check out 👉getprepared.nz...

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10 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

14 hours ago

A very special offer for NZ businesses…

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We know things are still pretty tough for some small businesses right now, but it’s more important than ever for you to stay present.

So, we’d love to offer you something special, to say thanks for being an important part of your community.

We’re offering you a Premium Business Listing… View more
We know things are still pretty tough for some small businesses right now, but it’s more important than ever for you to stay present.

So, we’d love to offer you something special, to say thanks for being an important part of your community.

We’re offering you a Premium Business Listing for 12 months for just $249+gst. Usually $399+gst.

Grab a 12-month Premium Business subscription now.

A few great benefits of a Premium Business Listing are;

● Posting to the newsfeed of your home neighbourhood and nearby neighbourhoods about your products or services and how you can help your neighbours
● Top positions in the business directory
● Scheduling future posts, great way to save time!
● Premium location on the featured business carousel

*T&C’s apply.
Sign up now

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12 days ago

Huruhuru Authentic Leather Store - a small NZ business

Ercan from Kelburn

Dear Neighbours,
We have just opened a leather shop on 34 Cuba street. We are selling ethically-made high-quality leather jackets, waistcoats, bags, wallets, briefcases, gloves, and belts. We would be happy to welcome you in our store. Thanks.

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1 day ago

Toddler ride on to give away

Kate from Brooklyn

A bit weather beaten but still works well :)

Free

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1 day ago

Bowel Cancer – You’re never too young

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer can strike at any age. Each year about 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with the disease and more than 1,200 will die. That’s as many as breast and prostate cancer combined. But it is treatable – and beatable – if detected early enough. Check your symptoms

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2 days ago

Chinese Vegetables

Naichao from Oriental Pantry

Dear Neighbours,
After having our fridge repaired, we restart offering fresh vegetables, mainly Chinese ones, such Chinese cabbage, radish, chives, etc.
Please come and check them.
Happy shopping with us!

2 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Wellington

Monthly AEA Worldwide Web events are held on the third Saturday (Greenwich Mean Time) of each month.
For August it is 8.00 am on Sunday 16th (NZ time).
For newcomers interested in receiving a Zoom invitation for the event, please email aeawebevent@gmail.com.

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3 days ago

A warm welcome to Gazley!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We're excited to announce a new Wellington partnership with the wonderful team at Gazley - our very first Automotive partners!

Meet some of the fantastic Gazley Team who will be sharing their expertise in all things automotive. They've also got amazing 'support local' … View more
We're excited to announce a new Wellington partnership with the wonderful team at Gazley - our very first Automotive partners!

Meet some of the fantastic Gazley Team who will be sharing their expertise in all things automotive. They've also got amazing 'support local' campaigns running at the moment.

Let's give them a warm neighbourly welcome and stay posted for more of their content!
Visit us online

3 days ago

Meeting Tuesday 11th August at St Mathews Church, 92 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn at 7.30pm

Carl from Brooklyn Residents Association Incorporated

Hello,

You are cordially invited to the next (this coming Tuesday the 11th of August, at St Mathews Church on Washington Ave at 7.30pm).

Find attached our:Agenda for the meeting. And coming over the weekend will be the Draft minutes from our last meeting. We hope to see you there.

Yours … View more
Hello,

You are cordially invited to the next (this coming Tuesday the 11th of August, at St Mathews Church on Washington Ave at 7.30pm).

Find attached our:Agenda for the meeting. And coming over the weekend will be the Draft minutes from our last meeting. We hope to see you there.

Yours sincerely,
Carl Savage
Secretary GBRAI
0272808934
for and on behalf of
*Greater Brooklyn Residents Association* *Incorporated (GBRAI)*

Tuesday 11 August 2020, 7.30pm

Future meetings at St Mathews Church, 96 Washington Ave, Brooklyn

# General Election Candidates meeting Tuesday 25 August
# Tuesday 20 October

2021 dates:
#Tuesday 2nd February (provisionally to be confirmed)
#Tuesday 16th March
# Tuesday 18 May
# AGM 15 June

AGENDA

1. Minutes of last meeting & matters arising
a. moved; seconded:

2. Finance $1,886.52 (as at 07/08/2020)

3. Correspondence inwards & Outwards
a. Support for Paul Gardiners submission to WCC on stopping trucks using engine braking on Brooklyn Road/Brooklyn hill

4. Business
(a) Ohiro Road / Cleveland Street / Todman Street intersection discussions continued
(b) Prince of Wales water reservoir – excavations commence late 2020
(c) T & T landfill clearance of a ridgeline and hillside
(d) Update on the Kingston bus hub and speed cushions (as opposed to judder bars)
(e) seeking another volunteer to advocate specifically for Kingston
(f) seeking another volunteer to participate in WCC landfill liaison group meeting
(g) Harrison Street Council housing update
(h) Brooklyn School re-development – completion in late October?
(i) Other business

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