Crofton Downs, Wellington

6 hours ago

Have you changed your commuting habits?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Driver shortages, power outages and timetable changes are affecting Wellington's public transport, while the roads are increasingly congested and slowed by roadworks. How are you dealing with commuter frustrations? Have you changed your commuting habits in the past year? (Please mark comments … View moreDriver shortages, power outages and timetable changes are affecting Wellington's public transport, while the roads are increasingly congested and slowed by roadworks. How are you dealing with commuter frustrations? Have you changed your commuting habits in the past year? (Please mark comments not for print NFP)

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12 hours ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing… View more
The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 16.3% Rates
    16.3% Complete
  • 24.4% Housing
    24.4% Complete
  • 7% Roads
    7% Complete
  • 27.9% Public transport
    27.9% Complete
  • 4.7% Water
    4.7% Complete
  • 3.5% Waste
    3.5% Complete
  • 11.6% Climate + environment
    11.6% Complete
  • 2.3% Infrastructure
    2.3% Complete
  • 2.3% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    2.3% Complete
86 votes
42 minutes ago

Hand woven

Michelle from Khandallah

Long single strapped hand woven bag made in the Amazon region of Ecuador by a woman belonging to the Waorani tribe. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into preparing the raw material and weaving these bags. Purchased directly from the weaver. Surplus to needs. Foster kitten not … View moreLong single strapped hand woven bag made in the Amazon region of Ecuador by a woman belonging to the Waorani tribe. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into preparing the raw material and weaving these bags. Purchased directly from the weaver. Surplus to needs. Foster kitten not included. 😸

Price: $20

1 hour ago

Hand woven

Michelle from Khandallah

Karen Hilltribe high quality textile. Hand woven on a backstrap loom. Purchased to support a women's artisan cooperative in rural northern Thailand. Measurements: 94 x 158 cm. Edges are finished so could be worn as a wrap, used as a wall hanging or table cloth. Surplus to needs. For more info … View moreKaren Hilltribe high quality textile. Hand woven on a backstrap loom. Purchased to support a women's artisan cooperative in rural northern Thailand. Measurements: 94 x 158 cm. Edges are finished so could be worn as a wrap, used as a wall hanging or table cloth. Surplus to needs. For more info about Karen textiles, see:
www.thetextileatlas.com...............

Price: $25

1 hour ago

Big! Bold! Fast!

Michelle from Khandallah

Great fun for the park or beach. Leading Edge nylon and fiberglass dual control stunt kite. Quality Made in Australia. Dimensions: 2.6m x 0.8m. In like new condition. Beautiful kite but need to clear the closet. If interested, please include a time when you would be able to come by.

Price: $35

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1 hour ago

Heavy-duty warmth

Michelle from Khandallah

In like new condition. Emigrated from Alaska to NZ so I'll no longer be needing these. If you travel to the South Island or abroad and need heavy-duty warmth, protection and comfort these waterproof Sorel Glacier boots with 13mm thick removable Thermoplus felt liner, will keep you cozy and … View moreIn like new condition. Emigrated from Alaska to NZ so I'll no longer be needing these. If you travel to the South Island or abroad and need heavy-duty warmth, protection and comfort these waterproof Sorel Glacier boots with 13mm thick removable Thermoplus felt liner, will keep you cozy and dry no matter what the conditions. Women's size 7 but I am size 8 and they fit well. Would also suit a man with smaller feet. Rated to -73C. Worn once in northern Alaska in temps of -53C and these boots kept me warm. Paid US$165

Price: $175

2 hours ago

Like NEW

Michelle from Khandallah

Worn once. Accidentally purchased one size larger than I need. Already have a couple pairs of Chacos. High quality. Super durable. Have traveled all over the world with mine for years and they have stood up better than any other I've ever owned. Women's size 9US, 7UK, 39/40EUR. … View moreWorn once. Accidentally purchased one size larger than I need. Already have a couple pairs of Chacos. High quality. Super durable. Have traveled all over the world with mine for years and they have stood up better than any other I've ever owned. Women's size 9US, 7UK, 39/40EUR. Adjustable for perfect fit. See website for more details. chacos.co.nz... $160 new. If interested, please include a date/time when you would be able to come by.

Price: $85

2 hours ago

Like NEW

Michelle from Khandallah

Stylish high quality soft women's leather jacket. Size large but will fit medium as well. Only worn a few times. Beautiful but need to clear my closets. Smoke free home. If interested, please include when you would be able to come by in your message.

Price: $55

4 hours ago

Russian Cultural Festival 2019 in Wellington

Victor from Wilton

Dear friends,
WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL RUSSIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Saturday the 14th of September, 2019
11am - 4pm
Venue: St Patrick's College Hall,
581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, Wellington

Wellington Russian Club warmly invites you to experience the richness of Russian and neighboring… View more
Dear friends,
WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL RUSSIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Saturday the 14th of September, 2019
11am - 4pm
Venue: St Patrick's College Hall,
581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, Wellington

Wellington Russian Club warmly invites you to experience the richness of Russian and neighboring cultures.
This 15th Folklore Festival brings together the many different cultures to enjoy and share with you their traditional heritage.

P R O G R A M M E
11.00 Open doors
11.30 Official Festival opening
11.50 - 13.00 Concert ("Spirit of Russia" Part I)
13.20 - 14.30 Concert ("Spirit of Russia" Part II)
15.00 - 15.50 Concert (Part III)
16.00 Closing of the Russian Festival

11.00 - 16.00 Musical performers from Wellington, and Auckland.
Come and try a big variety of Russian traditional food. Enjoy richness of Russian art and craft.

Entrance Fee is $5.00 (free for children under 5 years old).

More information on our Website: wellingtonrussianclub.org.nz...
Festival coordinator: Victor Gaiduch
e-mail: wellingtonrussianclub@gmail.com

Please, share this announcement with your friends.

Come and enjoy this day together with us!

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5 hours ago

Dixon Street Road Closure

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Dixon Street between Victoria Street and Willis St will be closed from Friday 23 August to Tuesday 27th August so that a tower crane currently being used on the construction of apartments can be removed (weather permitting).
To access Willis Street, please use Ghuznee Street. For more information … View more
Dixon Street between Victoria Street and Willis St will be closed from Friday 23 August to Tuesday 27th August so that a tower crane currently being used on the construction of apartments can be removed (weather permitting).
To access Willis Street, please use Ghuznee Street. For more information about scheduled road closures, head to: wellington.govt.nz...

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6 hours ago

Operation Heartbeat – Apology for an incorrect day of the week

John Rutherford from Wellington North Lions Club

When I posted a notice about this event 4 days ago I incorrectly put Wednesday as the day of the week for it.
The correct day is Tuesday so the notice now reads:
Wellington North Lions Club and Wellington Free Ambulance are holding an evening to instruct the public on the latest CPR methods and how… View more
When I posted a notice about this event 4 days ago I incorrectly put Wednesday as the day of the week for it.
The correct day is Tuesday so the notice now reads:
Wellington North Lions Club and Wellington Free Ambulance are holding an evening to instruct the public on the latest CPR methods and how to use a defibrillator.

All welcome.
When - 6.45 pm Tuesday 20th August
Where - Khandallah Town Hall
Cost - gold coin donation

Come and learn this useful skill. You could save a life

6 hours ago

How great is Your Place? Take our survey!

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.
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Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.

We'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

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6 days ago

Bus services to be cancelled - will you be affected?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Almost 50 rush-hour bus services in Wellington will be cancelled every day from August 25, due to the city's driver shortage.

Metlink said the services would be scrapped for up to six months, with fewer peak-hour services meaning buses would be fuller and more commuters would need to … View more
Almost 50 rush-hour bus services in Wellington will be cancelled every day from August 25, due to the city's driver shortage.

Metlink said the services would be scrapped for up to six months, with fewer peak-hour services meaning buses would be fuller and more commuters would need to stand. It is hoped that subsequent services would run to schedule and provide enough room for all passengers.

Click here to see which routes are affected.

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7 days ago

Poll: Is bilingual signage a worthwhile investment?

The team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours - Porirua City's new bilingual signs have cost nearly $30,000 in consultant and designer's fees.

Featuring Te Reo Māori and English, the signs cost $27,360 to design, which included work by cultural advisors and bilingual experts.

Wendy Walker, Porirua City Council Chief… View more
Hi neighbours - Porirua City's new bilingual signs have cost nearly $30,000 in consultant and designer's fees.

Featuring Te Reo Māori and English, the signs cost $27,360 to design, which included work by cultural advisors and bilingual experts.

Wendy Walker, Porirua City Council Chief Executive, says that "by bringing Māori language into our everyday lives, we help those less familiar with it gain confidence, as well as recognising those who already speak Te Reo."

What do you think about this? Do you think the bilingual signage is a worthwhile investment? Read more here

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Is bilingual signage a worthwhile investment?
  • 43.7% I think it's a great investment - It's important to preserve Te Reo
    43.7% Complete
  • 37.1% I think it's a waste of money
    37.1% Complete
  • 12.2% I think there are more interactive ways Te Reo could be practiced
    12.2% Complete
  • 7% I'm neither for or against it
    7% Complete
846 votes
17 hours ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time … View more
Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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