Houghton Bay, Wellington

17 hours ago

Brand New Art Studio in Island Bay

JoElle from Island Bay

Hello Everyone,

In case you haven't heard, we opened a brand new art studio here on The Esplanade; South Coast Studio.

We offer a variety of workshops including basic drawing, life drawing, perspective drawing, watercolours and sketch a pet.

We are baby friendly so parents can learn while… View more
Hello Everyone,

In case you haven't heard, we opened a brand new art studio here on The Esplanade; South Coast Studio.

We offer a variety of workshops including basic drawing, life drawing, perspective drawing, watercolours and sketch a pet.

We are baby friendly so parents can learn while hanging with the bubba during the day.
Parent and teen sessions offer great opportunity to explore a shared interest and spend time together.

Likewise, we welcome and encourage our senior neighbours to come and pursue their creative interests in an environment that is fun and supportive.

Would you like to organize a fun outing for your group? Private lessons or specific group requests are always catered for. Why not have an art event for a treat?

Check out our website for more information.
www.southcoaststudionz.com....
Get in touch with JoElle to sign up for a workshop 021 519 920.

Come join us, bring your mates and please spread the word if you know someone who may be interested.

1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Marge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in … View more
Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in your interactions with me is really important, as I can get nervous and unsettled when approached too quickly or intensely.
I'm not your typical lap cat during the day, but at night I want nothing more than to be by your side, whether that's sleeping on you or near you. I love bean bags, and temptation treats (in moderation of course!). I'm not always down to play, but when I'm in the mood, I love ping pong balls and stringy toys!
I'm looking for a quiet home with indoor/outdoor access, and that gives me space and independence when I need it. I would prefer a home without other animals or children as my mood can sometimes change quickly if I feel threatened or am unsure of my surroundings."

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3 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some … View more
Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some days are blessed with a little extra and the unexpected. Today I came across an unbanded pair of kākāriki/red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) fossicking in the undergrowth, then feeding in the trees – blissfully unaware they are relicts of better times. Hopefully proof-positive they are spreading in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Wellington Botanic Gardens."

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10 hours ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Find out more

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10 hours ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
Check out our Job Board

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19 hours ago

Home Hairdresser

Wendy from Island Bay

Hi. I am looking for someone who works at home, or would rather come to mine.. To put a colour on my hair. I have the colour - its a peroxide blonde stuff from the warehouse but seems to do the job. I need a simple trim every now and then but basically I am happy for the colour to be put on and … View moreHi. I am looking for someone who works at home, or would rather come to mine.. To put a colour on my hair. I have the colour - its a peroxide blonde stuff from the warehouse but seems to do the job. I need a simple trim every now and then but basically I am happy for the colour to be put on and then go home and wash it out when ready. Happy to pay what's reasonable. Please contact Wendy 0275422111 Thanks. My hair is fairly long - can send a pic if I get a phone no...

1 day ago

STOLEN VEHICLE

Sian from Houghton Bay

Reposting on behalf.

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1 day ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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1 day ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
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2 days ago

Pet of the Day. Meet Shalom

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Jonathan, submitted his seven year old Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Shalom enjoying the sunshine at the Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone.

We wouldn’t change her for the world!Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to… View more
Jonathan, submitted his seven year old Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Shalom enjoying the sunshine at the Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone.

We wouldn’t change her for the world!Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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2 days ago

2 x cut Yucca

Denise from Houghton Bay

1 x 1.4m and 1x 1.7m, dip them in rooting compound and planted, they should shoot roots pretty easily. You can have one or both.
Thanks

Free

2 days ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Find out more

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2 days ago

Equifest is postponed to February 2022

Equifest

The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one … View more
The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one weekend?

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and get ready to celebrate everything we love about horses!
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3 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Tazzy

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Rosa Stewart, from Stokes Valley, is the proud mum of Tazzy.

"Yesterday I was doing my usual stalking of the backyard birds with my camera behind my washing line as they were flying in for their daily feed of the seed that I had just thrown on the lawn and wondered why they just suddenly all … View more
Rosa Stewart, from Stokes Valley, is the proud mum of Tazzy.

"Yesterday I was doing my usual stalking of the backyard birds with my camera behind my washing line as they were flying in for their daily feed of the seed that I had just thrown on the lawn and wondered why they just suddenly all flew off in all directions! What had scared them off was the sight of this magnificent but rotound feline lurking quite near by.

She is very much a Jeckyll and Hyde character, very friendly when she is tucked up with me at night and just loves having her belly rubbed. But outside she runs away when approached and totally disappears when friends or family drop in for a coffee!"


We wouldn’t change her for the world!Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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3 days ago

Looking for space to hang lovely paintings.

Niki from Newtown

Hi everyone, I'm a local artist and I produce lovely paintings of local landscapes. I have had many cafe exhibitions but now I'm wanting a permanent space to hang my work and rotate it as it sells. I'm thinking outside the box and wonder if there are retailers who would love to have … View moreHi everyone, I'm a local artist and I produce lovely paintings of local landscapes. I have had many cafe exhibitions but now I'm wanting a permanent space to hang my work and rotate it as it sells. I'm thinking outside the box and wonder if there are retailers who would love to have beautiful paintings enhancing their environment....possibly an antiques shop, a high end fashion store, a collectibles store, a library or another space that I haven't thought of....I believe that I'm a golden opportunity regarding my ability to produce high quality paintings...but I need an outlet.....if you have a store and/or would like to talk to me about your idea please respond below. Please see my attached images, I'm a saleable artist. Thank-you, Niki. www.nikiphillipsart.co.nz...

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