370 days ago

Xmas Presents Wanted

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

For many families Xmas time is a very stressful time.

Here at KCA we sponsor families whom are doing long term budgeting (with our partner agencies) by providing them with Xmas presents. We also sponsor the homeless and those who have experienced violence in the home.

The agencies that we assist with Xmas presents are:-

1) Newlands Foodbank (budgeting clients)
2) Porirua Womens Refuge
3) Birthright Wellington (budgeting clients)
4) Wellington Night Shelter
5) Supergrans Lower Hutt & Porirua (budgeting clients)

We are looking for companies to join us by popping up a Xmas Tree and asking staff members to donate festive treats of Xmas presents. The items must be brand new.

If the gifts are wrapped please ensure that you pop the gender and the age group that the gift is for.

If you are able to assist us please email us on admin@kca.org.nz

If you are an individual and want to assist us, please note that you are able to drop off your Xmas presents at Tawa Community Centre, Churton Park Community Centre, Johnsonville Community Centre, Newlands Community Centre and Island Bay Community Centre.

Our other drop off points are also available for you to leave Xmas treats and gifts at.


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A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
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Should Aayla be allowed to play?
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    75.8% Complete
  • 24.2% No
    24.2% Complete
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Next steps - Evans Bay Parade

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Work will begin on Tuesday 27 October on the next stretch of new walking and bike paths around the bays.

The Downer NZ team will start on the city side of Greta Point and work back towards the city as far as Weka Bay. Stop/go traffic management, and a 30km/h speed limit will be in place Mondays to Fridays, 9am-4pm.
Please take extra care walking, running, biking, scooting and driving through this area. Work will take about 8 months.

The improvements are part of Tahitai, the biking and walking route from the east that has been taking shape at Ōmarukaikuru/Pt Jerningham, and along the Kilbirnie foreshore next to Cobham Drive.

They will also form part of Te Aranui o Pōneke/the Great Harbour Way. For information, visit