50 days ago

Put away the lawnmower

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Have you thought of abandoning your lawn. Th Wellington City Council is encouraging people to think about the benefits of meadows.
The council team at Botanic Garden ki Paekākā are putting down their mowers and growing a meadow on Glenmore Lawn (pictured).
Not mowing means less maintenance but also has benefits for the environment. Not mowing saves on petrol and also promotes bio diversity. Bees, insects and caterpillars all love long grass.
What do you think about growing meadows and not cutting lawns?

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2 hours ago

Karori/Western Suburbs Stroke Survivors meetings

Peter from Karori

Kia ora,

Karori Stroke Survivors has been renamed Western Suburbs Stroke Survivors, and expanded to include, at least, Northland, Wilton and Ngaio.

We will be meeting twice monthly, at 10.30am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Huntleigh Home, and the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm at Karori Community Centre.

Our next meeting of Western Suburbs Stroke Survivors will be on Tuesday 25th January at 1.30pm at Meeting Room One, Karori Community Centre.

We look forward to meeting all fellow stroke survivors, carers and friends and discussing how we are getting on.
Nga mihi,
Peter Macleod

22 hours ago

Sign up for The Antidote: 5 happy things to read about each day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

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1 day ago

Keep your dog on a lead to protect native birds

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington City Council is reminding people to keep their dogs on a lead.

"We have noticed that many of our native birds are currently nesting in some of our parks and reserves! This is just a little reminder to make sure your kurī are on leads in our parks and reserves where required so that we can keep our beautiful native birds safe.