122 days ago

Chris Quin - CEO Foodstuffs North Island Visits KCA

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

On the 19th June, Tawa/Grenada North charity was privileged to have Chris Quin - CEO of Foodstuffs North Island visit KCA.

It marks 8 years sponsorship when we first starting to receive donations from Foodstuffs Wellington which then became part of Foodstuffs North Island.

KCA rescues food from New World Khandallah, Newlands New World, Churton Park New World, New World Tawa, New World Porirua, New World Whitby and New World Paremata.

Foodstuffs NI Transport Division in Auckland, Palmerston North and Grenada North also assist us with backfilling of trucks to get donated goods from Chep (food rescue crates) and other stock donated from other parts of the NZ to us in Wellington.

In 2.5 months of operating since 1st April, KCA has redistributed over 102 tons of food in the Greater Wellington community. All food is shared with the local foodbanks, schools and partner agencies with whom we have a service contract with.

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1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

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Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

20 hours ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

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.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 75.8% Yes
    75.8% Complete
  • 24.2% No
    24.2% Complete
318 votes
12 hours ago

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