Glenside, Wellington

24 days ago

Help us to "Light up Loneliness" by encouraging your local council to get involved.

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to … View more
Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to End Loneliness is a growing group of non-profit organisations, businesses and researchers working together to end loneliness for individuals, in communities, and at workplaces in New Zealand.

They are now calling on Local Government to help them “Light up loneliness”.

“Imagine if every Mayor and Council across New Zealand helped promote the “Lets End Loneliness” website and made tackling loneliness a priority, using their own local community resources,” says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive.

“It would be a gamechanger. Taking this issue out of the shadows, reducing the stigma and shame, and giving it light is the aim of the campaign” she says.

Social connection is a key factor for healthy, prosperous people, communities, and workplaces, but loneliness in New Zealand is increasing. In the March 2021 quarter 18.4% of New Zealanders felt lonely most, all or some of the time, up from 16.6% in 2018, and 13.9% in 2014.

“Many of us have experienced loneliness at some time in our lives and we know that feels horrible, but it can be addressed and solved. Together we can end loneliness for New Zealanders who feel isolated” says Sam Johnson, Founder and Chief Executive of Student Volunteer Army.

The letsendloneliness.co.nz website provides information on tackling loneliness and where to get help, as well as up-to-date news and research.

“The website is designed as a source of information which also links people to support services. We challenge every Local Council in New Zealand to create a link on their own websites to letsendloneliness.co.nz” says Sam Johnson.

The recent COVID-19 lockdown highlights that everyone can feel isolated and lonely. Catherine Hall, Chief Executive of Alzheimers New Zealand believes everyone should feel safe, supported, loved, and connected.

“Sadly, people often find family, whānau and friends take a step back just when they need them most. We stand alongside our coalition partners and with all New Zealanders, to make sure no one feels alone.”

Help light up loneliness! The campaign is not just for councils. Anyone can create a link to the letsendloneliness.co.nz or post a mention through social media channels to support the ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign.

Together we can end loneliness, one person, one community, one workplace at a time.

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23 days ago

Paint it orange with Resene for Arthritis New Zealand!

Resene ColorShop

Buy any orange Resene testpot 60 ml at your local Resene owned ColorShop in November 2021 and Resene will donate $1 to Arthritis New Zealand!

The more orange testpots you buy, the more will be donated. Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene orange testpots (includes metallics and wood … View more
Buy any orange Resene testpot 60 ml at your local Resene owned ColorShop in November 2021 and Resene will donate $1 to Arthritis New Zealand!

The more orange testpots you buy, the more will be donated. Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene orange testpots (includes metallics and wood stains) at Resene owned ColorShops.

Help us help our fellow kiwis.
Find your local Resene ColorShop

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23 days ago

Do you need reliable, affordable internet?

The Team from NZ Compare

Kiwis simply need good internet! We all want to avoid buffering of doom and zoom meetings freezing but when it comes to switching your broadband plan or provider, it can be overwhelming with so many to choose from. Broadband Compare can help you!

NZ Compare CEO Gavin Male spoke to TV Three’s, … View more
Kiwis simply need good internet! We all want to avoid buffering of doom and zoom meetings freezing but when it comes to switching your broadband plan or provider, it can be overwhelming with so many to choose from. Broadband Compare can help you!

NZ Compare CEO Gavin Male spoke to TV Three’s, The AM Show about broadband connectivity in NZ, the cost of broadband and how prices have fallen, and connectivity improved. Check out the clip here.

Visit Broadband Compare to get yourself a better deal. Our service is free, we’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare what’s out there across Power, Broadband and Money.
COMPARE BROADBAND DEALS

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23 days ago

Lexie Doll

Shirley from Woodridge

I am selling a brand new hand knitted doll she is approx 37cm tall and would be a lovely Christmas gift for any little girl.
All enquires welcome

Www.knittedtoysbykiwigal.com

Price: $45

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23 days ago

Seven key reasons why you need to write your will

Public Trust

"Having a will in place means your family knows exactly what to do when you pass away. They can feel at ease knowing they are carrying out your final wishes the way you wanted." Kiran Prasad Principal Trustee in Wellington. Kiran had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of … View more"Having a will in place means your family knows exactly what to do when you pass away. They can feel at ease knowing they are carrying out your final wishes the way you wanted." Kiran Prasad Principal Trustee in Wellington. Kiran had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, especially when your circumstances change or at a key life stages. Check out the article in the link below.

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24 days ago

Age Concern Wellington Region in the News

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington Region

Age Concern Wellington Region made the front page of the Dominion Post today! Read a little about our work:

www.stuff.co.nz...

24 days ago

Tradies: Common complaints

The Chiro from The Chiro - Johnsonville

Following on from last weeks blog post regarding the typical stressors on tradies spines, this week we are discussing the common complaints attributed to those stressors.

Remember, although our bodies are incredible, our musculoskeletal system can only take on so much. When the repetitive nature … View more
Following on from last weeks blog post regarding the typical stressors on tradies spines, this week we are discussing the common complaints attributed to those stressors.

Remember, although our bodies are incredible, our musculoskeletal system can only take on so much. When the repetitive nature of physical work overcomes the body's natural ability to adapt and heal, injuries and dysfunction can occur.

Common complaints seen within the trades:

😫 Neck pain

😕 Low back pain

😞 Headaches

😟 Sciatica

Click on the link to learn more about these common complaints, and stay tuned next week to learn how chiropractic can help! 👇
thechiro.co.nz...

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25 days ago

Funds needed for Kererū aviary

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust is trying to raise $10,000 for an aviary for injured Kererū.
The WBRT has been operating a bird rehabilitation hospital located in 24 hectares of farmland in Ohariu, near Johnsonville, for many years,
It treats over 1,000 birds a year, taking in all types … View more
The Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust is trying to raise $10,000 for an aviary for injured Kererū.
The WBRT has been operating a bird rehabilitation hospital located in 24 hectares of farmland in Ohariu, near Johnsonville, for many years,
It treats over 1,000 birds a year, taking in all types of native and non-native birds who have been injured or orphaned. This includes over 80 injured Kererū brought in annually by the community.
These big birds are much-loved and seen in increasing numbers in suburban areas, but unfortunately are often injured by cars, window strike, power lines, and by predators such as rats and stoats.
Go to www.wbrt.org.nz... to donate

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25 days ago

Kōwhai magazine is out now!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food … View more
In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food brings people together, so follow Manu’s guide to creating the most delicious platter to share with your friends and whānau.
Read our free online copy

25 days ago

Would you like a new ferry terminal for Te Whanganui-a-Tara?

New Interislander

KiwiRail is upgrading the Interislander ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara in Wellington?

Proposed changes include a new wharf, an upgraded terminal building and well-designed surrounds for parking, people and the safe movement of vehicles.

Work is planned to start next year, ready for the … View more
KiwiRail is upgrading the Interislander ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara in Wellington?

Proposed changes include a new wharf, an upgraded terminal building and well-designed surrounds for parking, people and the safe movement of vehicles.

Work is planned to start next year, ready for the arrival of two bigger, and more environmentally friendly ferries from 2025.

The Interislander is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, so let’s create an arrival experience to match.

Consultation on proposed design for the Kaiwharawhara terminal is open now until 30 November. Go to wellingtonprecinct.co.nz and have your say.
Find out more

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27 days ago

Countdown bricks packs

David from Tawa

I have to admit that these are pretty awesome. We've got some duplicates that we can trade.

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30 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend: Caption challenge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Something a bit different this week. Put a caption to to this pic from Rosa Marie, taken in her Stokes Valley garden of starlings, a blackbird and a sparrow (is the sparrow playing dead?).

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44 days ago

Bring back the bucket!

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington’s famous, or according to some infamous, Bucket Fountain is missing a yellow bucket.
Have you seen it?

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26 days ago

FREE

Angela from Tawa

Needs to be picked up by end of Wednesday.
FREE
Solid and structurally fine, just wearing on edges, otherwise perfectly fine.

Free

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26 days ago

Concrete fill

Jen and Jay from Tawa

Concrete fill free to good home

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