Crofton Downs, Wellington

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18 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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1 day ago

Carmen doco followed by paewhiri kōrero on gender identity

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

A Festival inspired by Wellington’s rich history of queer fairs and festivals. 2020 will mark the 34th Out in the Park, Wellington’s queer fair since 1986.

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2020
Time: 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner … View more
A Festival inspired by Wellington’s rich history of queer fairs and festivals. 2020 will mark the 34th Out in the Park, Wellington’s queer fair since 1986.

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2020
Time: 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Celebrate cultural icon Carmen Rupe
Celebrate cultural icon Carmen Rupe in 1989 documentary ‘Carmen’. Learn the story of a vivacious performer, businesswoman, brothel keeper, LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS activist.

‘Carmen: the documentary’ profiles one of New Zealand’s most flamboyant and well know trans identities and advocates. In a candid open discussion with Carmen she walks and talks us through her early days living in Taumarunui through to her heydays in the entertainment industry.

‘Carmen: the documentary’ was produced and directed by Geoff Steven. Screening by kind permission of Geoff Steven.

Dynamic discussion

Following the film, there will be a dynamic discussion from a panel featuring Taupuruariki Brightwell, Peri and Karen Te Wao Richard Tankersley, and Tuiloma Lina Samu on gender diversity, sexuality and identity.

This event is hosted in partnership with Te Puna Mātauranga The National Library as part of Wellington’s Pride Week events.

About the panel
Panel Facilitator: Gareth Seymore grew up in Tokoroa. After school he studied in Tāmaki Makaurau and Kirikiriroa and now lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. In four years at Ngā Taonga he has worked in a variety of roles supporting the contract with Te Māngai Pāho, and now holds the role of Pouwhakahaere, Kaupapa Māori.

Karen & Peri Te Wao say you know you’re getting old when you appear in an iconic photo collage owned by Chrissy Witoko, displayed in her Evergreen Coffee Lounge in Vivian Street, Wellington. Like Carmen, Chrissy supported many people from all walks. She also enjoyed capturing history of the rainbow community in her way and displayed them proudly to anyone who entered her business premises. In a way, that is also what we are about. We are kind people who celebrate our communities (Tapatoru and Tātou), in our way.

Taupuruariki (Ariki) Brightwell (Rongowhakaata, Ngati Maru, Te Whanau a Ruataupare, Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa, Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa. Nga motu o Tahiti) is an Takatapui Indigenous artist of Maori, Rarotonga and Tahitian descent. She devotes herself to art and storytelling, revolving around her history and tipuna. She is the 27th generation of an unbroken line of artists.

Tuiloma Lina-Jodi Vaine Samu (she/ her) is a Samoan woman born in Aotearoa New Zealand. She was born, raised, educated and lived in Ōtahūhū and Mangere, South Auckland. She is the fifth child of 6 children of the late Tuiloma Molipopo Samu nee Iusitini of Sapunaoa, Falealili & Pu’apu’a Savai’I, Samoa and Leatufale Lila Samu of Salelesi and Faleula, Upolu Samoa. Formerly employed at Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the NZ Human Rights Commission based in Auckland, she has now moved to Whanganui-ā-Tara to work at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples as Principal Advisor for its newly established Pacific Languages Revitalisation Unit (putting to use her doctoral research).

Richard Tankersleyis currently Principal Maori Advisor at the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. From 2008 to 2017 he held the position of Human Rights Commissioner where his areas of experience were sexual orientation, gender identify and sex characteristics. For over 20 years Richard was the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Facilitator at Matariki Services Ltd.

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6 days ago

Do you recognise these people?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to … View moreAre any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to put names to faces, so if you recognise anyone, please let us know!

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3 hours ago

Acting for Adults classes: Still a few spaces left

Nadia from Karori

Acting for Adults with Alan Palmer, A.G.S.M&D, MA
This term: Acting for Beginners- Improvisation

15 hour (10 week) course

This course is designed to develop a range of essential skills, all of which are required, for students to access the ability to become an actor. They will also enable … View more
Acting for Adults with Alan Palmer, A.G.S.M&D, MA
This term: Acting for Beginners- Improvisation

15 hour (10 week) course

This course is designed to develop a range of essential skills, all of which are required, for students to access the ability to become an actor. They will also enable participants to be more confident and creative in their daily lives.

Skills you will enhance include: self-confidence, listening, creativity, communication, spontaneity and positivity.

On completion of the programme you will receive a certificate and be invited to continue to the next course: Acting from Script.

When: Tuesday evenings 7.00pm until 8.30pm

Where: St Ninian’s Church, cnr Karori Road & Newcombe Cres, Karori

Dates: 25th February until 28th April

Cost: $180.00 (can be split into smaller payments)

For more info or to book your place contact:

Alan Palmer: phone/text: 0276224025 or email alan.p.dino@xtra.co.nz

or Nadia Perrott: text: 02102605501 or email nadia@swish.co.nz

16 hours ago

Ngaio Community Picnic

Robyn Radomski from Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association

The Ngaio Community Picnic is being held on Sunday 1 March 2020. 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Bring your picnic and join in the fun.
We are running 3 competitions:
1. Give your best Carbon Neutral Idea
2. Nominate our best neighbour
3. Capture our local essence in a photo
Details of the competitions and how… View more
The Ngaio Community Picnic is being held on Sunday 1 March 2020. 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Bring your picnic and join in the fun.
We are running 3 competitions:
1. Give your best Carbon Neutral Idea
2. Nominate our best neighbour
3. Capture our local essence in a photo
Details of the competitions and how to enter and deadlines are on our website www.ngaio.org.nz... or call 04 939 8441

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17 hours ago

iPhone 7 128GB Rose

Bharath from Khandallah

IPhone 7, Works fine absolutely no problem.
Upgraded to newer model, hence surplus.

Price: $450

17 hours 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

Karori Food Bank Volunteers Thanked

Communications Officer from St Ninian's Uniting Parish

Karori Food Bank volunteers were thanked and honoured at a special morning tea today at St Ninian's church in Karori. Pictured here is Food Bank Chairman Ray Coats with Councillor Rebecca Matthews and Rev. Hana Popea-Dell of St Ninians.

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10 days ago

Home maintenance services

Patrick from PBWorks

I offer property and garden maintenance for rental properties or your home. I specialise in repairs, minor building, gardening and maintenance. I am a skilled gardener, carpenter and problem solver. Call me for an obligation-free quote.

1 day ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
Find out more

3 days ago

Handyman services

Patrick from PBWorks

Do you have jobs you wanted to do before Autumn but ran out of time? I offer property and garden maintenance for rental properties or your home. I specialise in repairs, minor building, gardening and maintenance. I am a skilled gardener, carpenter and problem solver. Call me for an obligation-free … View moreDo you have jobs you wanted to do before Autumn but ran out of time? I offer property and garden maintenance for rental properties or your home. I specialise in repairs, minor building, gardening and maintenance. I am a skilled gardener, carpenter and problem solver. Call me for an obligation-free quote.

1 day ago

Free carpet underlay

Brett from Khandallah

I have 2x pieces of 12mm Dunlop Carpet Cushion. 2 @ 1.8x2.0m.

Free to a good home. For anyone thinking of a carpet refit. Or who has excess carpet they’re wanting to turn into mats; underlay is great for that!

Pick up Tawa. Can deliver for the price of a coffee. :)

Free

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