74 days ago

Homebush Road - Road repairs and footpath maintenance

The Team from Wellington City Council

Crews will be doing road repairs and footpath maintenance on Homebush Road from Monday 27 January until mid-February.
Traffic will be controlled by stop go traffic management between 9am and 4pm week days. Bus stops will not be affected.
Please stick to the temporary speed limit and take care travelling through the work site.
For the latest information on roadworks go to wellington.govt.nz...

More messages from your neighbours
4 hours ago

Leaves building up? Grab the broom

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The weeds are beginning to show between the cracks outside Te Papa. The flowers at Lady Norwood Rose Garden have seen better days. As the second week of lockdown comes to an end hints of a more-wild capital are beginning to show. Mayor Andy Foster has asked people to clear leaves in gutters outside their homes as council focuses on essential maintenance.

3 days ago

Wash produce with soapy water and rinse thoroughly?

Grant Neighbourly Lead from Johnsonville

Two conflicting statements from the government follow. The first was broadcast on Neighbourly recently:
www.neighbourly.co.nz... states: 'Take out produce when you get home, and wash first in soapy water to protect against the virus, then rinse to remove any soap residue wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry.'
BUT on the covid19.govt.nz website the advice for produce is different:
covid19.govt.nz... states: 'for any fresh produce it is always a good idea to rinse them off with clean water, although using soap, disinfectant or detergent is not recommended as this could affect the taste and may cause stomach upsets.'

I flagged the Neighbourly post because of the conflicting information and asked the Neighbourly Team to verify which version is correct and hopefully get the government to fix whichever source is wrong!

2 days ago

Recycling is paused

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Just a reminder that kerbside recycling has been paused and the Southern Landfill is closed, so please give your recycling a good clean and store it at home for now.
If you put any recycling bags or crates out on the street, please collect them and take them back to your home.
Rubbish will be collected as usual.
For more information about our impacted services, visit: wellington.govt.nz/coronavirus
For Ministry of Health advice on waste, visit: