37 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbourly folk, this one should not be to hard.

More messages from your neighbours
19 minutes ago

Bad Posture & Injuries

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

💥 Are you guilty of this?! I am…

When we think of injuries, we usually picture something that “happened” like a sprained ankle or pulled muscle.

But many injuries are actually caused by years of bad posture.

And one BIG cause of that is carrying a purse, briefcase, or a bag on one shoulder!

When you carry weight on one side all the time, you can end up compensating by rounding your spine to the opposite side in order to compensate. (Seriously, start watching people carrying bags and you’ll see what I’m talking about!)

This does NOT mean you can’t carry a bag with you.

BUT … if you are going to carry weight on just one side (we all have our favourite sides), there are some protective measures you can take. Do this:

✅Be mindful of your posture.
✅Stand tall and draw your shoulders down and back away from your ears to take the load off your rounded shoulders.
✅Engage your abs and upper back muscles.
✅Switch sides often.
✅Strengthen your core to help you keep an upright posture.

1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 day ago

Poll: Do you have confidence in Mayor Andy Foster?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

There are increasing calls for an independent review of the way Mayor Andy Foster is performing.
On Wednesday he announced an independent review into the governance of elected members.
There have also been calls for the the Auditor-General to investigate Foster’s eleventh-hour proposal to sell part of the Wellington library building.
Do you think he is doing a good job?
If you do not want your comments used by Stuff please put NFP.

Do you have confidence in Mayor Andy Foster?
  • 22.9% Yes
    22.9% Complete
  • 61.9% No
    61.9% Complete
  • 15.2% Not sure
    15.2% Complete
231 votes