Kaiwharawhara, Wellington

3 days ago

What do you think about Wellington's draft 'Spatial Plan'?

Mandy Te Reporter from Dominion Post

People will get to have their say on Wellington's blueprint of its future. Councillors on Thursday voted on its draft spatial plan and gave the green light for city-wide engagement. The draft plan shows six-storey buildings in places like Johnsonville, as well as buildings of up to 10 storeys … View morePeople will get to have their say on Wellington's blueprint of its future. Councillors on Thursday voted on its draft spatial plan and gave the green light for city-wide engagement. The draft plan shows six-storey buildings in places like Johnsonville, as well as buildings of up to 10 storeys in Te Aro. How would you like Wellington to look in 30 years?

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9 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

4 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

Click here to read our August newsletter: bit.ly...
Or to subscribe to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...

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20 hours ago

Bowel Cancer – You’re never too young

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer can strike at any age. Each year about 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with the disease and more than 1,200 will die. That’s as many as breast and prostate cancer combined. But it is treatable – and beatable – if detected early enough. Check your symptoms

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3 days ago

Earthquake Preparedness for Apartment Dwellers

Chris Moore from Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

🏢Do you live or work in a high rise building in the Wellington region?🏢

Our shaky little capital can be a bit wild at times, and those who live or work in high rise buildings face unique challenges especially during an earthquake.

That's why we have developed (with help from you guys!)… View more
🏢Do you live or work in a high rise building in the Wellington region?🏢

Our shaky little capital can be a bit wild at times, and those who live or work in high rise buildings face unique challenges especially during an earthquake.

That's why we have developed (with help from you guys!) some FAQs on how you can get better prepared.

For more information check out 👉getprepared.nz...

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1 day ago

A warm welcome to Gazley!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We're excited to announce a new Wellington partnership with the wonderful team at Gazley - our very first Automotive partners!

Meet some of the fantastic Gazley Team who will be sharing their expertise in all things automotive. They've also got amazing 'support local' … View more
We're excited to announce a new Wellington partnership with the wonderful team at Gazley - our very first Automotive partners!

Meet some of the fantastic Gazley Team who will be sharing their expertise in all things automotive. They've also got amazing 'support local' campaigns running at the moment.

Let's give them a warm neighbourly welcome and stay posted for more of their content!
Visit us online

2 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

This week’s issue we say there should be a parsley plant near every kitchen door. It’s time to harvest sprouting broccoli, compile your spring seed list, sow Florence fennel, choose tomatoes wisely and check germinating seedlings every day.

Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow… View more
This week’s issue we say there should be a parsley plant near every kitchen door. It’s time to harvest sprouting broccoli, compile your spring seed list, sow Florence fennel, choose tomatoes wisely and check germinating seedlings every day.

Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and make a feeding station for native birds. Plus go in the draw for strawberry packs from Tui and copies of NZ Gardener’s August issue.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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12 days ago

Wellington in 3 words

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Thank you to everyone who participated!
Are you a professional aged 25 - 45 living in Wellington? Then we want to hear from you!
What are the 3 words that pop into your mind when you think of Wellington?
We are creating a snapshot of Wellington to help with our future decision making. Don't… View more
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Are you a professional aged 25 - 45 living in Wellington? Then we want to hear from you!
What are the 3 words that pop into your mind when you think of Wellington?
We are creating a snapshot of Wellington to help with our future decision making. Don't hold back! Leave your 3 words in the comments below.

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2 days ago

Cemeteries Management Plan - 'Quick Poll' results

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our recent 'Quick Poll' asking: should plastic decorations be banned from the city’s cemeteries?
The results are now in - 58% of people answered yes, 39% answered no, and 3% were unsure.
You can read poll summary at: … View more
A big thank you to everyone who took part in our recent 'Quick Poll' asking: should plastic decorations be banned from the city’s cemeteries?
The results are now in - 58% of people answered yes, 39% answered no, and 3% were unsure.
You can read poll summary at: www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz......
We’d like to stress that we aren’t contemplating an outright ban at this stage. Quick Polls are just one of the ways we are seeking your feedback.
Our formal consultation on a draft Cemeteries Management Plan will open later in the year.
Find out more at: www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz...

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12 days ago

Cemeteries Management Plan Review

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

As part of our Cemeteries Management Plan Review for Mākara, Karori and Tawa cemeteries, we’re looking at how grave sites should be maintained. Many people like to place tributes on the graves of their loved ones, but the decorations can blow away, creating rubbish and causing pollution.

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As part of our Cemeteries Management Plan Review for Mākara, Karori and Tawa cemeteries, we’re looking at how grave sites should be maintained. Many people like to place tributes on the graves of their loved ones, but the decorations can blow away, creating rubbish and causing pollution.

We'd like to do a quick poll: should plastic decorations be banned from the city’s cemeteries? Let us know what you think here: www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz...

To share your suggestions about how best to manage graveside tributes and for more information, visit: www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz...

Feedback closes at 5pm Friday 31 July 2020. Your feedback will help us to prepare a draft plan, which will go out for formal consultation later this year.

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2 days ago

Local artists on show at Te Auaha

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington artists who wouldn’t normally have a platform are being showcased in a home-grown collective gallery exhibition at Te Auaha.

Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity on Dixon St, is hosting the second iteration exhibition ‘Have Something To Say’, a collective exhibition of artworks … View more
Wellington artists who wouldn’t normally have a platform are being showcased in a home-grown collective gallery exhibition at Te Auaha.

Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity on Dixon St, is hosting the second iteration exhibition ‘Have Something To Say’, a collective exhibition of artworks from five Wellington artists, which runs until Saturday, August 15.

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3 days ago

Brighten your walls with this creative project

The Team from Resene ColorShop Thorndon

Put your own spin on a current wall art trend by painting designs on woven plates!

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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3 days ago

Visit Chilton this August

Chilton St James School

Discover what it means to be a Chilton girl:

-Come and experience our culture
-Hear about what is on offer in sport, art and music.
-Investigate our learning from Preschool to Year 13
-Learn about Cambridge
-Talk to our wonderful girls
-Open your mind to new possibilities
-Note the date of… View more
Discover what it means to be a Chilton girl:

-Come and experience our culture
-Hear about what is on offer in sport, art and music.
-Investigate our learning from Preschool to Year 13
-Learn about Cambridge
-Talk to our wonderful girls
-Open your mind to new possibilities
-Note the date of our Open Days now.
Register now

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3 days ago

75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

Ministry of Culture & Heritage

This year, New Zealand will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 15 August 2020.

This date marks the historic anniversary of the surrender by Japan, which represented the end of the War in Asia and the Pacific and the culmination of six long years of war across … View more
This year, New Zealand will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 15 August 2020.

This date marks the historic anniversary of the surrender by Japan, which represented the end of the War in Asia and the Pacific and the culmination of six long years of war across the rest of the world.

The public is invited to attend the national commemorative service, which will take place at 1pm on Saturday 15 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. We recommend arriving by 12.45pm.

The service will also be live streamed. More information is available on the Ministry for Culture and Heritage website.

Image: Government Film Studios. World War II serviceman embraces a woman after his return to Wellington on the Wanganella. Alexander Turnbull Library, ref: 1/2-066955-F.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Take our survey and be in to win a Hawke's Bay getaway

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Since the launch of our #backyourbackyard campaign it's been so heartening to hear from the tourism operators our content has helped. We still have so many incredible stories left to tell, but we also want to hear more from you - what inspires you, what is important to you, and what would you … View moreSince the launch of our #backyourbackyard campaign it's been so heartening to hear from the tourism operators our content has helped. We still have so many incredible stories left to tell, but we also want to hear more from you - what inspires you, what is important to you, and what would you like to see from us at Stuff Travel? Please take our survey, and share it with others, the more input we have the better we can do. And thanks to the lovely folks at Hawke's Bay Tourism we’ve also got a luxurious giveaway for two as a way to say thank you for your time and input.

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