Aro Valley, Wellington

6 days ago

Poll: Is bilingual signage a worthwhile investment?

The team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours - Porirua City's new bilingual signs have cost nearly $30,000 in consultant and designer's fees.

Featuring Te Reo Māori and English, the signs cost $27,360 to design, which included work by cultural advisors and bilingual experts.

Wendy Walker, Porirua City Council Chief… View more
Hi neighbours - Porirua City's new bilingual signs have cost nearly $30,000 in consultant and designer's fees.

Featuring Te Reo Māori and English, the signs cost $27,360 to design, which included work by cultural advisors and bilingual experts.

Wendy Walker, Porirua City Council Chief Executive, says that "by bringing Māori language into our everyday lives, we help those less familiar with it gain confidence, as well as recognising those who already speak Te Reo."

What do you think about this? Do you think the bilingual signage is a worthwhile investment? Read more here

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Is bilingual signage a worthwhile investment?
  • 44.2% I think it's a great investment - It's important to preserve Te Reo
    44.2% Complete
  • 37.1% I think it's a waste of money
    37.1% Complete
  • 11.6% I think there are more interactive ways Te Reo could be practiced
    11.6% Complete
  • 7.1% I'm neither for or against it
    7.1% Complete
701 votes
11 hours ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member … View more
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
Talk to us

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11 hours ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine … View more
Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
Vote here

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15 hours ago

Anyone on Ohiro Road missing their Ubereats delivery?

Sharyn Neighbourly Lead from Brooklyn

So ummm I'm really bloody blonde tonight and we ordered food delivered through delivereasy.
Knock on the door came and I opened it, cause it's freezing cold I kinda grabbed it and ran back upstairs.
Got upstairs and it's an Uber Eats bag!

By the time I was upstairs in the light … View more
So ummm I'm really bloody blonde tonight and we ordered food delivered through delivereasy.
Knock on the door came and I opened it, cause it's freezing cold I kinda grabbed it and ran back upstairs.
Got upstairs and it's an Uber Eats bag!

By the time I was upstairs in the light the driver was well gone! and Ubereats support is utterly SHITE.

Is anyone on Ohiro Road missing an Ubereats delivery that says on the app it's been delivered?

4 days ago

Have you ever been injured by the wind?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

We know Wellington is windy - but that ca also be dangerous. Each year there are hundreds of claims to ACC for wind related injuries - have you ever fallen victim to the breeze? (Please mark comments NFP if not for publication)

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3 days ago

Are rats causing damage to your house?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Monster rats are on a destructive rampage in Wellington and residents are being urged to protect their homes.
On the hunt for food the rats are destroying bait stations and chewing through house pipes and wires. Wellington Pest Control managing director Darren Labrum said this year work for his … View more
Monster rats are on a destructive rampage in Wellington and residents are being urged to protect their homes.
On the hunt for food the rats are destroying bait stations and chewing through house pipes and wires. Wellington Pest Control managing director Darren Labrum said this year work for his business soared about 35 per cent due to the growth of rats in Wellington. Are you having any problems with rats?

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21 hours ago

Art Prints for Sale at Spring Market + Art Video Link

Heidi from Northland

Hi Neighbours!

I will have an art stall set up on the 14th of September at the Northland Community Centre. I will be selling art prints at a reduced price of $20 for size 8" by 10" or $30 for 11" by 14".

You are welcome to pre-order any prints if there are any that tick … View more
Hi Neighbours!

I will have an art stall set up on the 14th of September at the Northland Community Centre. I will be selling art prints at a reduced price of $20 for size 8" by 10" or $30 for 11" by 14".

You are welcome to pre-order any prints if there are any that tick your fancy. I will ensure that I have a print saved under your name on the day 😊.

I also thought I would share with you all my first ever IGTV art video. You are welcome to watch it via the link below. You can easily view all of my art prints via the hashtag #DrawtoCentre.

Hope to see you at the Spring Market! 🤗

www.instagram.com...

EndOFWINTERMARKET-with stalls-1.pdf Download View

1 day ago

Massey Wellington Open Day Friday 23rd August

Massey University College of Creative Arts

MASSEY WELLINGTON OPEN DAY

Come along and see what is on offer at the College of Creative Arts at Massey University's Wellington campus.

Find out about our design, fine arts, commercial music and creative media production courses.

Were looking forward to seeing you!

Register here:
View more
MASSEY WELLINGTON OPEN DAY

Come along and see what is on offer at the College of Creative Arts at Massey University's Wellington campus.

Find out about our design, fine arts, commercial music and creative media production courses.

Were looking forward to seeing you!

Register here:
www.massey.ac.nz...

CREATIVE CAREER PATHWAYS
Thursday 22nd August
5.30pm - 7.30pm

Where can a degree in art, design, music and creative media production take you? Come and find out from a selection of our graduates, who will talk about their experience as students and their diverse careers. Come and be inspired, informed and reassured, and take the next step towards your own creative future.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm, with presentations starting at 6pm. Student work will also be on display in Level C Gallery.

Parking is free on campus after 5pm and spaces can be found inside Entrance C off Wallace St, or inside Entrance E off Tasman St. Both allow access to level C, Te Ara Hihiko. Bus #3 will bring you to Entrance C on Wallace St from either town or airport directions.

Register here:
www.eventbrite.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Wheels wanted

Gilbert from Aro Valley

I'm looking for 4 18inch wheels for a 2003 Jeep Cherokee,
good condition.

1 day ago

What older women wished you knew about them

Ryan Krug from Age Concern Wellington

Did you know... only 16% of women remain in part-time work after retirement age, compared to 29% of men? At 82 years old, actress Elizabeth McRae is definitely bucking the trend!

If you'd like to meet amazing over 65s like Elizabeth, sign up to be an accredited volunteer and make friends with… View more
Did you know... only 16% of women remain in part-time work after retirement age, compared to 29% of men? At 82 years old, actress Elizabeth McRae is definitely bucking the trend!

If you'd like to meet amazing over 65s like Elizabeth, sign up to be an accredited volunteer and make friends with some of Wellington's other amazing residents!

1 day ago

Out with the old?

Stuff Fibre

It only seems like yesterday when we relied on the landline to reach our friends and family across the country. Now, the ease of technology has made us more connected.

But does that mean it’s all over for the landline? Let us know what you think about the home phone’s place in today’s … View more
It only seems like yesterday when we relied on the landline to reach our friends and family across the country. Now, the ease of technology has made us more connected.

But does that mean it’s all over for the landline? Let us know what you think about the home phone’s place in today’s world and be in to win!

Take part in part one of Stuff Fibre’s Great Internet Survey today.
Take the survey

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1 day ago

Vinyasa Yoga on Saturday mornings - Aro Valley Community Center (9 am - 60 mins) - Brooklyn Community Center (10.30 am - 75 mins) Blue Ocean Yoga

Jenn from Brooklyn

Hi there

I am a certified yoga instructor and will be returning tomorrow to lead two class on Saturday morning. The first will be a 60 min yoga class at the Aro Valley Community Center at 9 am and the second will be a 75 min yoga class at the Brooklyn Community Center at 10.30 am.

This will be a … View more
Hi there

I am a certified yoga instructor and will be returning tomorrow to lead two class on Saturday morning. The first will be a 60 min yoga class at the Aro Valley Community Center at 9 am and the second will be a 75 min yoga class at the Brooklyn Community Center at 10.30 am.

This will be a gentle, but strong practice and guaranteed to get you moving.

Classes will be held Saturday mornings for the following dates listed below:

2019 Schedule (2020 schedule coming soon)

17, 24 and 31 August
7, 14, 21 and 28 September
(Please note: no class on 21 September in Brooklyn due to the Brooklyn Community Market that has been scheduled).

5, 12, 19 and 26 October
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November
7, 14 and 21 December
(Please note: no class on 7 December in Brooklyn due to the Brooklyn Community Market that has been scheduled).

Parking available at the Brooklyn Community center (car park or on street).

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly or call.

All levels welcome/drop in. Please bring your mat!

Look forward to seeing all of you there.

Kind regards
Jenn

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