Brooklyn, Wellington

15 hours ago

Would free Sunday parking make you visit the CBD more?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Paid parking on weekends looks set to stay. Wellington Mayor Andy Foster campaigned on restoring free central city parking on Sundays, and included it in his "first 150 days" plan. But as the council seeks public engagement on a review of parking policies, Foster admitted he didn't … View morePaid parking on weekends looks set to stay. Wellington Mayor Andy Foster campaigned on restoring free central city parking on Sundays, and included it in his "first 150 days" plan. But as the council seeks public engagement on a review of parking policies, Foster admitted he didn't have the votes to pass free Sunday parking. Would free parking make you visit the CBD more?

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5 days ago

ANNUAL MISSION FAIR

Nina from Island Bay

The Annual Mission Fair for the Sisters of St Peter Claver is being held on Saturday 22 February.
Here is some info about the Sisters and what this year’s fundraising will be used for.
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver came to Island Bay in 1952, to seek help for the missions in Africa … View more
The Annual Mission Fair for the Sisters of St Peter Claver is being held on Saturday 22 February.
Here is some info about the Sisters and what this year’s fundraising will be used for.
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver came to Island Bay in 1952, to seek help for the missions in Africa and other continents. They are a unique congregation in that they don’t themselves work in the mission stations, but support and help the missions by prayer and sacrifice, plus fundraising. Each year they fundraise for a specific cause and in 2020 it is:
- To build three classrooms for children now at risk in South Sudan
- To finish a primary school for orphans and marginalised children in Nigeria
- To construct a house for a poor widow in Tanzania and provide a wheelchair for her handicapped daughter.
All money raised is given straight to the needy charities via diplomatic bag. There are no administrative costs.

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7 hours ago

Shaving 1.4m long dreads for charity!

Bree from Berhampore

Hey guys, I couldn’t figure out how to post this elsewhere, but my partner and I are doing a fundraiser for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome foundation of NZ and are looking for a little help! He will be shaving off his 1.4 metre long dreadlocks on the 15th of March and all proceeds go to charity.

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Hey guys, I couldn’t figure out how to post this elsewhere, but my partner and I are doing a fundraiser for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome foundation of NZ and are looking for a little help! He will be shaving off his 1.4 metre long dreadlocks on the 15th of March and all proceeds go to charity.

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes are a group of 13 genetic connective tissue disorders resulting from a fault in the collagen. As collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and is meant to stick everything together, this syndrome can have widespread and sometimes devastating effects. The blurb in the link explains more

The give a little page link is: givealittle.co.nz...

and the blurb explains everything else!

Thankyou to anyone that donates 🖤

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1 day ago

Missing cat

Liz from Berhampore

Loki, a 3 legged Burmese cat is missing from Waripori St - he’s not been seen for 36 hours. Please check any area he may be caught in. Thanks Liz INNES

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9 hours ago

Vinyasa yoga on Saturday mornings - Aro Valley Community Centre (9am - 60 mins) - Brooklyn Community Center (10.30 am - 60 mins) Blue Ocean Yoga

Jenn from Brooklyn

Hi there

I am a certified yoga instructor and will be leading two classes on Saturday morning (60 mins). The first will be a yoga class at the Aro Valley Community Center at 9 am and the second will be a yoga class at the Brooklyn Community Center at 10.30 am.

This will be a gentle, but strong … View more
Hi there

I am a certified yoga instructor and will be leading two classes on Saturday morning (60 mins). The first will be a yoga class at the Aro Valley Community Center at 9 am and the second will be a yoga class at the Brooklyn Community Center at 10.30 am.

This will be a gentle, but strong practice and guaranteed to get you moving.

2020 schedule

22, 29 February
(Please note: no class on 29 February 2020 in Aro Valley as the Fair is being hosted. Depending on weather, we might be able to have a class outside/alternative location. Update will be provided closer to the date).

7, 14, 21 March
(Please note: no class on 28 March 2020 in Brooklyn as the Brooklyn Community market is being hosted. Depending on weather, we might be able to have a class outside/alternative location).

4, 11, 18 April (Note: no class on 25 April 2020)
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May
6, 13, 27 June
(Please note: no class on 20 June 2020 in Brooklyn as the Brooklyn Community market is being hosted. Will consider an alternative location for the class).

4, 11, 18, 25 July
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August
5, 12, September
(Please note: no class on 19 September 2020 in Brooklyn as the General Election will be taking place. Also, the Brooklyn Community market will be held on 26 September 2020.
Will consider an alternative location for the class for both dates).

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October
7, 14, 21, 28 November
5 and 19 December (Christmas Break)
(Please note: no class on 12 December 2020 in Brooklyn as the Brooklyn Community market is being hosted. Depending on weather, we might be able to have a class outside/alternative location).

Parking available at the Brooklyn Community center (car park or on street).

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly or call.

All levels welcome, $5 drop in. Please bring your mat!

Look forward to seeing all of you there!

Kind regards
Jenn

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14 hours ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are … View more
Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to makeover your shoes

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22 hours ago

Summer Sale - 20 - 70% OFF Everything!

Stacks Furniture Store

Hi neighbours,

At Stacks Furniture we want to inspire you to create the home of your dreams.

Better yet we are having a Summer Sale with 20 -70% OFF Everything!

We believe in making quality and style obtainable for everyone. Everything we stock is comfortable, stylish and beautifully … View more
Hi neighbours,

At Stacks Furniture we want to inspire you to create the home of your dreams.

Better yet we are having a Summer Sale with 20 -70% OFF Everything!

We believe in making quality and style obtainable for everyone. Everything we stock is comfortable, stylish and beautifully crafted, and we can work within any budget to find just the right thing for just the right spot.

Our sofas, chairs, tables and occasional furniture can be tailored to the shape, size and colour of your choice. We endeavour to source all of our furniture from ethical manufacturers.

Come and see us here:
187 Adelaide Road, Newtown
Parking alongside
Keep up to date here on our Facebook or follow us on Pinterest
Come on down!

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22 hours ago

Wayne Guppy - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Wayne Guppy, mayor Upper Hutt City Council, and a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all … View moreKia ora koutou, I am Wayne Guppy, mayor Upper Hutt City Council, and a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

The importance of the environment, Hutt River and our waterways are important to me and critical to the well-being of current and future generations. We are looking forward to working with you to maintain and improve the quality of the water in our catchments. We need to fix our waste and stormwater infrastructure with population growth putting more pressure on our pipe networks. I need your help to find solutions that are equitable and fair.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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2 days ago

Try and watch the video without smiling...

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The grey pavement, sky, and drizzling rain are no match for the fluorescent orange figure grooving to unheard music on the side of Wellington's Evans Bay Parade.
Follow the read more link to check out his moves.

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1 day ago

Southern Landfill extension concept design - Drop-in sessions for (20/02/2020)

Carl from Brooklyn Residents Association Incorporated

Southern Landfill extension concept design - Drop-in sessions for

Hello,



We received today the following email from WCC Waste Operations in regards to the future (and planning) of the main tip / Carey's Gulley Southern Landfill in south Wellington. The decision has been made to extend … View more
Southern Landfill extension concept design - Drop-in sessions for

Hello,



We received today the following email from WCC Waste Operations in regards to the future (and planning) of the main tip / Carey's Gulley Southern Landfill in south Wellington. The decision has been made to extend its life (some 20 years). We encourage you to attend. Please see below:

"Kia ora

You’re invited to come along to our next round of drop-in sessions on the proposed extension of the Southern Landfill.

Where we are at

· Alternatives have been investigated and the option for the immediate future has been determined – extending the Landfill.

· Technical studies to assist with the design are being finalised.

· A draft concept design for the extension is being developed.

Next steps

We’re hosting public drop-in sessions in March. Come along and have a look at a concept design for the extension and find out about next steps.

We look forward to seeing you.

Date Sunday, 8 March
Time 11am to 1pm
Where Brooklyn Community Centre
Address 18 Harrison Street, Brooklyn

Date Sunday, 8 March
Time 2pm to 4pm
Where Owhiro Bay School Hall
Address 96 Happy Valley Road, Owhiro Bay

Date Tuesday, 10 March
Time 11.30 to 1pm
Where Wellington City Council
Address L16, 113 The Terrace, Wellington

Date Tuesday, 10 March
Time 4.15pm to 6pm
Where Brooklyn Deli
Address 199 Ohiro Road, Brooklyn

If you can’t come along but would like more information:
· Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz...

· Email landfill@wcc.govt.nz

· Phone 04 499 4444

Ngā mihi
Jenni


Jenni Turner
Southern Landfill Project Administrator | | Wellington City Council
M 021 956 841
E W Wellington.govt.nz Facebook| Twitter

The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and intended for the addressee only.

If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents.

If received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated.

wellington.govt.nz...

4 days ago

Bridge Lessons Reminder

Klaus Dorbecker from Karori Bridge Club

Hello.
Our Bridge Lessons are about to start next week and learn the greatest card game in the world! Tennis legend Martina Navaratilova and winner of 59 Grand Slam titles. On the topic of bridge, she has been quoted as saying “No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the bridge … View more
Hello.
Our Bridge Lessons are about to start next week and learn the greatest card game in the world! Tennis legend Martina Navaratilova and winner of 59 Grand Slam titles. On the topic of bridge, she has been quoted as saying “No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the bridge table. Bridge teaches logic, reasoning, quick thinking, patience, concentration and partnership skills.
Lessons start:
Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7.30pm

To register, please phone 476 6179
or email: karoribridge@gmail.com
or visit our website: www.karoribridge.com...

This 12-lesson course is running over a period of 7 weeks which includes lots of card play and comprehensive course notes. The two-hour lessons are held twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays and finish on 6 April 2020. The 12 lessons cost of $60 will be deducted from your membership fee to 31 May 2021 when you join the club.


Bring along a friend, a partner or just yourself!

1 day ago

Young Kiwis Ask for Social Media Safeguards

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

📱 Young people recognise the dangers of social media and are asking for safeguards to be put in place to protect them – including having its safe use taught in schools as part of the curriculum.

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1 day ago

“Pretty Brave” child’s sandal found at Lyall Bay

Kathryn from Berhampore

Left on Seawall by dog exercise sign (just along from playground).

Perhaps someone on FB could post this on the local Lost & Found page please?

2 days ago

CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY AT OUR SPCA WELLINGTON CENTRE 🎉🎉

The National Team from SPCA - Wellington Centre

Looking for somewhere to host a birthday party? Why not host your special celebration with us at our Wellington Centre!

We do birthdays for children turning 7+ and the young at heart! Our awesome birthdays are jam-packed with fun activities and a perfect way for groups to interact with some of our… View more
Looking for somewhere to host a birthday party? Why not host your special celebration with us at our Wellington Centre!

We do birthdays for children turning 7+ and the young at heart! Our awesome birthdays are jam-packed with fun activities and a perfect way for groups to interact with some of our very special animals.

We offer both set party and build-a-party options for small and large groups.

Children’s parties are available for groups of up to 14 children and 4 adults. Parties include room hire, birthday gifts, party favours, birthday invitations, room decoration, and SPCA facilitated activities.

Find out more and secure your spot at: www.spca.nz...

📷: Jo Moore Photographer

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1 day ago

Why we're putting quality first...

Cooper's Pet Kitchen

Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little … View more
Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little more expensive than some, its nutrient density makes for smaller portions with more readily absorbable nutrients.

Get more bang for your dog’s bite with 50% OFF your first order with code NEIGHBOURLY.

This also means a decrease in what comes out the other end... less 'picking up' what they’re 'putting down' at the dog park if you catch our drift.
Find out more

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21 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit … View more
The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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