Kaiwharawhara, Wellington

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1 hour ago

What's On: Heart Medications

Annette from Miramar

The Heart Foundation is holding FREE information sessions to discuss heart medications. Registered pharmacists will talk about the various medications, what they do and common side effects. Ph 4724780
Heart Medications
  • ASB Sports Centre
1 day ago

Foster edging out Lester is close battle

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

It's a nail biter: Andy Foster has edged into the lead for Wellington's mayoralty over incumbent Justin Lester. But with just 715 votes in it and more than 5000 still to be counted it could all change tomorrow.

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5 hours ago

Reality vs fantasy in children’s fiction

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

The Dorothy Neal White Collection is a research collection of children’s books that were enjoyed by young New Zealanders before 1940. The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection support the work of this and other children’s literature collections held in the National Library of New … View moreThe Dorothy Neal White Collection is a research collection of children’s books that were enjoyed by young New Zealanders before 1940. The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection support the work of this and other children’s literature collections held in the National Library of New Zealand.

Date: Tuesday, 22 October, 2019
Time: 5:30pm for drinks and nibbles, 6:00pm talk
Cost: A gold coin donation from non-members is appreciated.
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
Contact Details: friendsdnw@gmail.com

‘Children don’t want fantasy, there’s no demand for it.’
When Eirlys Hunter finished her first Junior fiction manuscript in 1997, a publisher rejected it on the grounds that ‘children don’t want fantasy, there’s no demand for it.’ JK Rowling soon proved that publisher wrong, and since then there’s been an explosion in fiction for children that is set in worlds that diverge from the reality of their lived experience. Why is this?

In this informal talk Eirlys Hunter will discuss what fantasy is, and speculate on what fantasy can offer readers (and writers) that realism cannot.

The Dorothy Neal White Collection
The Dorothy Neal White Collection is a research collection of children’s books that were enjoyed by young New Zealanders before 1940. The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection support the work of this and other children’s literature collections held in the National Library of New Zealand.

About the speaker
Eirlys Hunter has published seven books for children, and her most recent book ‘The Mapmaker’s Race was a finalist in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. She teaches Writing for Children at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington.

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12 hours ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
Enter now

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14 hours ago

Sports Arm Bag

Michael from Crofton Downs

Brand-new sports arm bag, suitable for carrying stuff like mobile phones or keys during your workout, designed with an earphone hole for music enjoyment.

* Brand: L&M
* Color: Black with geometric pattern (Other colors are sold separately)
* Size:
** Regular: (16 cm x 8 cm x 3.5 cm); phone … View more
Brand-new sports arm bag, suitable for carrying stuff like mobile phones or keys during your workout, designed with an earphone hole for music enjoyment.

* Brand: L&M
* Color: Black with geometric pattern (Other colors are sold separately)
* Size:
** Regular: (16 cm x 8 cm x 3.5 cm); phone screen size below 5.4 inches
** Large: (18 cm x 9 cm x 3.5 cm); phone screen size below 6.1 inches
* Arm girth: 24-36 cm
* Material: Nylon, Polyester

Price: $6.50

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6 days ago

What's On: Ohau School Ag Day

Nathan from Manakau

Fun for the whole family. Animal competitions, Paddy’s Market, local produce stalls and fabulous food. Spaces available for arts & crafts stalls for $20. Contact the office 06-368 7949
Ohau School Ag Day
  • Ohau School
27 days ago

Soft plastic recycling bins are back

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to … View more
Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.

To read more, click here.

Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.

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3 days ago

WATCH: Top 8 Kiwi TV ads we've loved

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, which of these classic Kiwi TV ads do you love?

If you were alive in New Zealand when they aired, you'll remember these adverts.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Preliminary Election Results 2019

The Team from Wellington City Council

Andy Foster has won the Wellington Mayoralty over Justin Lester according to preliminary Wellington City election results released at 12pm today.
There was a margin of 503 votes.
All ordinary votes have now been counted including those received yesterday, but 1700 special votes are still to be … View more
Andy Foster has won the Wellington Mayoralty over Justin Lester according to preliminary Wellington City election results released at 12pm today.
There was a margin of 503 votes.
All ordinary votes have now been counted including those received yesterday, but 1700 special votes are still to be counted.

The final official result will be available later next week however Wellington City Electoral Officer Warwick Lampp says he expects Andy Foster’s win will be confirmed.

To read the full preliminary results, visit: wellingtonelection2019.nz...

1 day ago

Win the ultimate ballet experience

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, … View more
Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.

This world premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

*Participants must be available to travel on Wednesday 6th November.
T&C’s apply.
Enter now

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1 day ago

Learn to Live Sustainably

Nicola McFaull from Onslow Residents' Community Association

Looking to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle? Come and find out how at the Learning to Live Sustainably event at Khandallah Town Hall on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 from 7-9pm.

We have an array of speakers who will offer practical advce as to how you can you adopt more eco-friendly practices in … View more
Looking to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle? Come and find out how at the Learning to Live Sustainably event at Khandallah Town Hall on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 from 7-9pm.

We have an array of speakers who will offer practical advce as to how you can you adopt more eco-friendly practices in your daily habits.
What does it mean to live a sustainable life? Put simply, it’s about using resources wisely: minimising waste, reducing your carbon emissions and making choices that can help rather than hinder the environment.

So how do you put that into practice? As we face the growing problems of climate change, rising sea levels, global warming and plastic pollution, it’s more important than ever for us to do as much as we can to preserve the planet.

Although these are big problems, we can tackle them in small steps – so long as enough of us commit to taking them.

Come Along.

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1 day ago

Dell computer monitors

Lloyd from Khandallah

2 monitors VGA connection only.
4 x 3 format .
33cm x 41cm external screen measurements.

Free

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1 day ago

Blower Vac Weed Eater Brand

Lloyd from Khandallah

Goes well on both suck and blow.

Free

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1 day ago

New Balance 520 Trainers

Miriam from Ngaio

New Balance grey suede 520 women’s trainers. Virtually new, worn once (inside) briefly before I realised they were slightly too small. Noticed a small scuff on top of back of one shoe as I took photos, see second image.
Size; US6.5, UK6, EU39.5, 24.5CM
No box.
Brought new for $140, selling for… View more
New Balance grey suede 520 women’s trainers. Virtually new, worn once (inside) briefly before I realised they were slightly too small. Noticed a small scuff on top of back of one shoe as I took photos, see second image.
Size; US6.5, UK6, EU39.5, 24.5CM
No box.
Brought new for $140, selling for $90.

Price: $90

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