37 days ago

Support for knocking down library

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tear down the library and start again. That was the message to councillors on Tuesday during the first day of public submissions on the future of Wellington’s Central Library.

In June, prior to public consultation, councillors voted 14-1 indicating their preference was to strengthen and upgrade the earthquake-prone building, rather than demolish and rebuild. The $200 million repair option was more expensive than a rebuild, but was preferred because it promised to be open again sooner and would retain heritage elements.
However, there was a strong backlash among some of the public who submitted, many raising concerns over the expense and uncertainty of repair work.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, can you work out who this is and where the picture was taken. The only hint I will give is that it was 1909.

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19 hours ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

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7 hours ago

Johnsonville Playcentre is available to hire!

Miyoko from Johnsonville

Hi everyone!

Are you looking for a place to hold your child’s birthday party?

Johnsonville Playcentre is available for hire!


We are an early childhood centre, and our facilities are available to hire during weekends and school holidays (although there will be reduced availability over Christmas).


We have a fantastic outdoor area that includes a fort, a bike track, two sandpits, two slides, a big deck with café blinds that can be rolled down in bad weather and swings.


We have a full kitchen and kids’ tables and chairs. Inside we have toys galore, including cars, trains, blocks, dress ups, a big doll’s house, puzzles and picture books. Lots of space and lots of fun!


As a non-Playcentre member you can hire our centre for up to 4 hours for $85 (and it's $25/hour after that) plus a $35 cleaning fee. We will also require $100 bond, which will be returned to you after the party.


Please note we are egg and nut free (eggs in cakes are fine).

If you are interested in finding out more, or booking your next birthday party at our centre, please email hire.jvpc@gmail.com.