Brooklyn, Wellington

17 hours ago

Do you support taking cars out of the Golden Mile?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington City Council is looking at removing traffic from the central city.

Under the proposal, all general traffic from the popular thoroughfare could be removed.
Access to many side streets would be closed off, while loading zones and taxi stands would be moved to side streets.

The … View more
The Wellington City Council is looking at removing traffic from the central city.

Under the proposal, all general traffic from the popular thoroughfare could be removed.
Access to many side streets would be closed off, while loading zones and taxi stands would be moved to side streets.

The proposal has resulted in an angry response from business owners, who believe it could result in businesses closing.

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19 hours ago

Our first State House

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

David and Mary McGregor took occupation of the first State House in New Zealand today (September18) in 1937.

The house at 12 Fife Lane Miramar had three bedrooms and one bathroom. The opening attracted a large crowd and a lot of media attention. The house was eventually sold to the McGregors in … View more
David and Mary McGregor took occupation of the first State House in New Zealand today (September18) in 1937.

The house at 12 Fife Lane Miramar had three bedrooms and one bathroom. The opening attracted a large crowd and a lot of media attention. The house was eventually sold to the McGregors in the early 1950s. They lived there until the early 1980s and are seen in the attached photo in 1978.

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5 hours ago

Orchestra Wellington's Symphonic Dances

Orchestra Wellington

Hi Neighbours – join us on Saturday 26 September as we celebrate the music of Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff, performing his dazzling Symphonic Dances.

Our concert features guest soloist Michael Houstoun in a thrilling piano concerto, Three Psalms, from the repertoire of internationally … View more
Hi Neighbours – join us on Saturday 26 September as we celebrate the music of Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff, performing his dazzling Symphonic Dances.

Our concert features guest soloist Michael Houstoun in a thrilling piano concerto, Three Psalms, from the repertoire of internationally acclaimed Kiwi composer John Psathas. Conducted as always by our Music Director Marc Taddei, who will also lead our players through Tchaikovsky’s unmistakable Serenade For Strings.

Tickets start from $40, and the concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Kirsten Mason
General Manager, Orchestra Wellington.
Find out more

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11 hours ago

Poll: Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City is proposing a by-law banning unaddressed or advertising mail being put in letter boxes marked "no circulars" or '"no junk mail".
The by-law is part of a waste management plan to reduce the amount of material going in to landfills.

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Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?
  • 75.2% Yes
    75.2% Complete
  • 24.8% No
    24.8% Complete
141 votes
20 hours ago

Would you feel safe at the theatre"

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The theatre industry is calling for a change to regulations, which would see them doing away with social distancing and enforcing masks.

Those involved in the industry believe it is unfair you can 80 people on a bus you can only have a maximum of 100 people at a theatre. What do you think?

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4 days ago

Labour will get rid of decile school system

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If Labour is re-elected, the school decile system will be gone and a new "Equity Index" put in place. It's aim is to increase resources for the most disadvantaged students in New Zealand. What do you think? Has Chris Hipkins got it right? Will our kids be better off, or is it just a… View moreIf Labour is re-elected, the school decile system will be gone and a new "Equity Index" put in place. It's aim is to increase resources for the most disadvantaged students in New Zealand. What do you think? Has Chris Hipkins got it right? Will our kids be better off, or is it just a new name on an old system?

If you do not want your comments used in a story please put NFP (Not For Publication).

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1 day ago

Leave your car at home and use your feet

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Next Tuesday is World Car Free Day and the council is encouraging Wellingtonians to leave their car at home.

Local schools will also be encouraging students to walk, cycle or scooter.
Workers will be encouraged take a bus or a train, or even walk, rather than their car. Have your ever thought … View more
Next Tuesday is World Car Free Day and the council is encouraging Wellingtonians to leave their car at home.

Local schools will also be encouraging students to walk, cycle or scooter.
Workers will be encouraged take a bus or a train, or even walk, rather than their car. Have your ever thought what your neighborhood would be like if there were fewer cars?

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1 day ago

How do we take the junk out of mail?

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We are proposing that unaddressed mail or advertising mail may not be put in letter boxes that are clearly marked with the words “no circulars” or “no junk mail”.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management … View more
We are proposing that unaddressed mail or advertising mail may not be put in letter boxes that are clearly marked with the words “no circulars” or “no junk mail”.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020.

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3 days ago

Tell us what you think about rubbish in the Hutt?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Kerbside rubbish and recycling services in the Hutt are getting a massive shake-up.

From 1 July 2021, all Lower Hutt households will receive one wheelie bin for rubbish, another wheelie bin for mixed recycling, as well as a crate for glass. Households will also be able to opt-in to receive a green… View more
Kerbside rubbish and recycling services in the Hutt are getting a massive shake-up.

From 1 July 2021, all Lower Hutt households will receive one wheelie bin for rubbish, another wheelie bin for mixed recycling, as well as a crate for glass. Households will also be able to opt-in to receive a green waste bin.

By rolling out the new system to all ratepayers everyone in our community will now have easy and affordable access to kerbside rubbish and recycling services says Council’s Chief Executive Jo Miller.

“This is the single biggest change Council has made to improving sanitation, and reducing the amount of rubbish around our city. The decision by Council will have a significant and positive impact on our environment. An effective recycling system will cost the city less over time as landfill charges increase.”

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11 hours ago

Fundraising garage sale

Davina from Karori

Sale to raise money to purchase bikes for children with disabilities

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13 hours ago

Complete works of Agatha Christie

Julie from Karori

As I have to downsize I can no longer keep my much loved collection of Agatha Christie books. It consists of 24 hardcover books (with 3 novels each) and some other Agatha Christie paperbacks and hardcovers. In total there are 35 books, working out at less than $2 per book. I prefer to sell the … View moreAs I have to downsize I can no longer keep my much loved collection of Agatha Christie books. It consists of 24 hardcover books (with 3 novels each) and some other Agatha Christie paperbacks and hardcovers. In total there are 35 books, working out at less than $2 per book. I prefer to sell the complete collection together. Pick up Karori City End.

Price: $65

1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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5 days ago

It is time to count Kererū

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This … View more
It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This year the annual Great Kererū Count 2020 runs from 18-27 September.

As well as being real characters of the bush, kererū are also known as the gardeners of the sky –spreading precious seeds of forest giants such as tawa, miro and hinau. Tony Stoddard of Kererū Discovery, who coordinates the count, says kererū can pop anywhere

“At this time of the year kererū will be flocking to trees like willow and tree lucerne. These trees are kererū-magnets as the birds come out of their winter-feeding grounds and prepare for the breeding season by feeding on the nitrogen-rich leaves.”

“In urban areas, kōwhai are another important food source for kererū, and you will often see or hear angry tui defending their trees from hungry kererū.”

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16 hours ago

Te Wharepōuri Street gets a new name

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Waripori Street has become Te Wharepōuri Street. The city council has unveiled a new, corrected, name for the Berhamopore street.
The name recognises Te Wharepōuri, a paramount chief of Te Āti Awa, who came to the Wellington region from Taranaki in 1832.
Are there any other streets that need … View more
Waripori Street has become Te Wharepōuri Street. The city council has unveiled a new, corrected, name for the Berhamopore street.
The name recognises Te Wharepōuri, a paramount chief of Te Āti Awa, who came to the Wellington region from Taranaki in 1832.
Are there any other streets that need correcting?

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21 hours ago

Rosemary a Good Sort at 72

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Rosemary’s voice has provided comfort to anxious, lonely and depressed callers on the Samaritans helpline for five decades.

She is known as Rosemary 23, the call number assigned on her return to the Samaritans in 1973. She first joined in February 1966, as soon as she left school and was old … View more
Rosemary’s voice has provided comfort to anxious, lonely and depressed callers on the Samaritans helpline for five decades.

She is known as Rosemary 23, the call number assigned on her return to the Samaritans in 1973. She first joined in February 1966, as soon as she left school and was old enough to train as a volunteer, and was originally known as Rosemary 111 – the first in the eleventh training group of 1966.

Wellington Samaritans can be reached at 0800 726 666, available 24/7.

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1 day ago

Finally, some progress on Snapper Cards

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Train tickets could be a thing of the past. Greater Wellington is today looking at a report supporting looking at the introduction of Snapper. on local trains.

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