Crofton Downs, Wellington

1 day ago

Poll: Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City is proposing a by-law banning unaddressed or advertising mail being put in letter boxes marked "no circulars" or '"no junk mail".
The by-law is part of a waste management plan to reduce the amount of material going in to landfills.

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Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?
  • 75% Yes
    75% Complete
  • 25% No
    25% Complete
508 votes
2 days ago

Do you support taking cars out of the Golden Mile?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington City Council is looking at removing traffic from the central city.

Under the proposal, all general traffic from the popular thoroughfare could be removed.
Access to many side streets would be closed off, while loading zones and taxi stands would be moved to side streets.

The … View more
The Wellington City Council is looking at removing traffic from the central city.

Under the proposal, all general traffic from the popular thoroughfare could be removed.
Access to many side streets would be closed off, while loading zones and taxi stands would be moved to side streets.

The proposal has resulted in an angry response from business owners, who believe it could result in businesses closing.

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2 days ago

Rosemary a Good Sort at 72

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Rosemary’s voice has provided comfort to anxious, lonely and depressed callers on the Samaritans helpline for five decades.

She is known as Rosemary 23, the call number assigned on her return to the Samaritans in 1973. She first joined in February 1966, as soon as she left school and was old … View more
Rosemary’s voice has provided comfort to anxious, lonely and depressed callers on the Samaritans helpline for five decades.

She is known as Rosemary 23, the call number assigned on her return to the Samaritans in 1973. She first joined in February 1966, as soon as she left school and was old enough to train as a volunteer, and was originally known as Rosemary 111 – the first in the eleventh training group of 1966.

Wellington Samaritans can be reached at 0800 726 666, available 24/7.

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3 hours ago

How do we keep our waste on the right track

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We are proposing to establish Waste Operator licenses for any person or entity that collects or transports large amounts of waste each year in Wellington.

This would allow us to ensure private waste operators are working in a manner that meets our waste-related objectives.

Do you agree or … View more
We are proposing to establish Waste Operator licenses for any person or entity that collects or transports large amounts of waste each year in Wellington.

This would allow us to ensure private waste operators are working in a manner that meets our waste-related objectives.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020.

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1 day ago

Sheffield Carpet upholstery cleaner

Stuart from Ngaio

Carpet and upholstery cleaner hasnt been used for three years but turned on and tested today. Still goes well but cant find instructions. Cleaning out, so would require pick up asap. $20.

Price: $20

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5 days ago

Labour will get rid of decile school system

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If Labour is re-elected, the school decile system will be gone and a new "Equity Index" put in place. It's aim is to increase resources for the most disadvantaged students in New Zealand. What do you think? Has Chris Hipkins got it right? Will our kids be better off, or is it just a… View moreIf Labour is re-elected, the school decile system will be gone and a new "Equity Index" put in place. It's aim is to increase resources for the most disadvantaged students in New Zealand. What do you think? Has Chris Hipkins got it right? Will our kids be better off, or is it just a new name on an old system?

If you do not want your comments used in a story please put NFP (Not For Publication).

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12 hours ago

Welcome to the Whātaitai National Heritage Park

Motu Kairangi

The Whātaitai National Heritage Park proposal has been developed by a range of Wellington people: local Maori, Miramar residents, academics, and business owners.

It will transform Shelly Bay and the surrounding peninsula into the most exciting new public space in the capital city for decades. … View more
The Whātaitai National Heritage Park proposal has been developed by a range of Wellington people: local Maori, Miramar residents, academics, and business owners.

It will transform Shelly Bay and the surrounding peninsula into the most exciting new public space in the capital city for decades. The vision includes a cultural centre, museums, a nature centre, forest and seaside walks, aquarium, and a sculpture park overlooking the harbour. An education and research hub with cafes and restaurants, all designed for this beautiful and long-neglected piece of land.

Shelly Bay, gateway to the park, is currently threatened by a 350-apartment high-density luxury housing estate, with plans being developed for several hundred more houses on Watts Peninsula, which would effectively push the public out of this area. The national heritage park is the alternative we’ve all been waiting for,

Join us! Step one is ensuring that Wellington City Council does not sell or lease the key public land at Shelly Bay to the property developer, allowing high-density housing in the midst of the future park.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Leave your car at home and use your feet

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Next Tuesday is World Car Free Day and the council is encouraging Wellingtonians to leave their car at home.

Local schools will also be encouraging students to walk, cycle or scooter.
Workers will be encouraged take a bus or a train, or even walk, rather than their car. Have your ever thought … View more
Next Tuesday is World Car Free Day and the council is encouraging Wellingtonians to leave their car at home.

Local schools will also be encouraging students to walk, cycle or scooter.
Workers will be encouraged take a bus or a train, or even walk, rather than their car. Have your ever thought what your neighborhood would be like if there were fewer cars?

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2 days ago

Our first State House

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

David and Mary McGregor took occupation of the first State House in New Zealand today (September18) in 1937.

The house at 12 Fife Lane Miramar had three bedrooms and one bathroom. The opening attracted a large crowd and a lot of media attention. The house was eventually sold to the McGregors in … View more
David and Mary McGregor took occupation of the first State House in New Zealand today (September18) in 1937.

The house at 12 Fife Lane Miramar had three bedrooms and one bathroom. The opening attracted a large crowd and a lot of media attention. The house was eventually sold to the McGregors in the early 1950s. They lived there until the early 1980s and are seen in the attached photo in 1978.

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1 day ago

Fundraising garage sale

Davina from Karori

Sale to raise money to purchase bikes for children with disabilities

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1 day ago

Please look out for Sonny

Nicole from Ngaio

Our friendly but shy boy Sonny has gone missing from Fox Street, Ngaio since Thursday 17.09.20. He is a domestic short haired ginger cat and is microchipped and desexed. He can be a bit jittery and doesn't know the area yet so he may have got a fright and hunkered down somewhere. We would be … View moreOur friendly but shy boy Sonny has gone missing from Fox Street, Ngaio since Thursday 17.09.20. He is a domestic short haired ginger cat and is microchipped and desexed. He can be a bit jittery and doesn't know the area yet so he may have got a fright and hunkered down somewhere. We would be so appreciative if you could check under your house/deck, garage, shed etc. Please let me know of any possible sightings.
Thanks
Nicole

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6 days ago

It is time to count Kererū

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This … View more
It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This year the annual Great Kererū Count 2020 runs from 18-27 September.

As well as being real characters of the bush, kererū are also known as the gardeners of the sky –spreading precious seeds of forest giants such as tawa, miro and hinau. Tony Stoddard of Kererū Discovery, who coordinates the count, says kererū can pop anywhere

“At this time of the year kererū will be flocking to trees like willow and tree lucerne. These trees are kererū-magnets as the birds come out of their winter-feeding grounds and prepare for the breeding season by feeding on the nitrogen-rich leaves.”

“In urban areas, kōwhai are another important food source for kererū, and you will often see or hear angry tui defending their trees from hungry kererū.”

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1 day ago

Orchestra Wellington's Symphonic Dances

Orchestra Wellington

Hi Neighbours – join us on Saturday 26 September as we celebrate the music of Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff, performing his dazzling Symphonic Dances.

Our concert features guest soloist Michael Houstoun in a thrilling piano concerto, Three Psalms, from the repertoire of internationally … View more
Hi Neighbours – join us on Saturday 26 September as we celebrate the music of Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff, performing his dazzling Symphonic Dances.

Our concert features guest soloist Michael Houstoun in a thrilling piano concerto, Three Psalms, from the repertoire of internationally acclaimed Kiwi composer John Psathas. Conducted as always by our Music Director Marc Taddei, who will also lead our players through Tchaikovsky’s unmistakable Serenade For Strings.

Tickets start from $40, and the concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Kirsten Mason
General Manager, Orchestra Wellington.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Would you feel safe at the theatre"

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The theatre industry is calling for a change to regulations, which would see them doing away with social distancing and enforcing masks.

Those involved in the industry believe it is unfair you can 80 people on a bus you can only have a maximum of 100 people at a theatre. What do you think?

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3 days ago

How do we take the junk out of mail?

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We are proposing that unaddressed mail or advertising mail may not be put in letter boxes that are clearly marked with the words “no circulars” or “no junk mail”.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management … View more
We are proposing that unaddressed mail or advertising mail may not be put in letter boxes that are clearly marked with the words “no circulars” or “no junk mail”.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020.

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