Kaiwharawhara, Wellington

1 day ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

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1 day ago

Wellington Art Club Exhibition at Rita Angus Retirement Village, Kilbirnie

Jean and Roger from Khandallah

Interested in Art? Looking for a Xmas Present? Come to our exhibition Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November . 10am - 4pm. All artworks for sale.

1 day ago

Remutaka Hill Rd to close for five nights

Marcus Stickley Reporter from Dominion Post

NZTA has sent a warning that the State Highway 2 road will close from 9pm to 4am from November 24 to November 29.

It will be the first of three five-night closures of the road in the coming year for maintenance and slip prevention.

Access will still be available for emergency services and there … View more
NZTA has sent a warning that the State Highway 2 road will close from 9pm to 4am from November 24 to November 29.

It will be the first of three five-night closures of the road in the coming year for maintenance and slip prevention.

Access will still be available for emergency services and there will be a limited shuttle for urgent travel. People can book the shuttle at remutaka@nzta.govt.nz.

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2 days ago

Help give Kāpiti a Cancer Support Centre

Ione Slater from Cancer Society NZ - Kāpiti

Everyone deserves easy and equal access to cancer support, no matter who they are or where they live.

This much needed Kāpiti Support Centre will be there for those you know affected by cancer today and in the future.

The Cancer Society is 100% community funded, so we need your help to … View more
Everyone deserves easy and equal access to cancer support, no matter who they are or where they live.

This much needed Kāpiti Support Centre will be there for those you know affected by cancer today and in the future.

The Cancer Society is 100% community funded, so we need your help to make it happen. Please donate today.
Donate now

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2 days ago

Wadestown Community Carols in the Park

Church Secretary from Wadestown Presbyterian Church

The time and date is sent for the annual Wadestown Community Carols in the Park. Tuesday 3 December from 5.30 onwards there will be singing, laughter and food. A great family event. All donations received are given to DCM and Wellington City Mission and if possible a can of food.

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3 days ago

UPDATE: Dixon Street/Willis Street sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

We have narrowed down the location of the issue to a 10m long concrete chamber at the Northern/Western corner of the Dixon Street/Willis Street intersection and will continue carrying out investigations to understand the extent of the issue. From this investigation we will form a construction plan … View moreWe have narrowed down the location of the issue to a 10m long concrete chamber at the Northern/Western corner of the Dixon Street/Willis Street intersection and will continue carrying out investigations to understand the extent of the issue. From this investigation we will form a construction plan to repair the concrete chamber.

We expect these works to continue throughout the day from 9am-4pm, for at least the next week. We will continue with the current traffic management, however any changes to the works area may alter traffic management. This will be advised if the case.

The leak is still affecting the inner Wellington Harbour, so we continue to warn people to stay out of the inner harbour specifically in the Whairepo Lagoon. We are continuing to update affected residents and businesses on the situation, and will update our website and social channels as more information comes to light.

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3 days ago

The NZ House & Garden House Tours are selling fast!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer … View moreNZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin. For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring, please visit our website.

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3 days ago

Are you seeing green?

The Team from Wellington Water

You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a … View more
You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a stormwater sump, and watched it flow out into the harbour through the stormwater system. As it was high tide, not all of the dye came out so we expect to see more green dye flowing into the harbour throughout the day.

We use dye testing as a way to investigate broken pipes, cross connections and other issues within the network. It was great to be able to share this with the students and help them learn more about where water comes from and where it goes.

The dye is completely safe for the environment, and will dissipate as the tides change.

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3 days ago

Looking for help to get your home holiday ready?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds … View more
Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds 20 Nov) to answer any questions you have about colour trends, decorating ideas, and the best way to get a perfect finish. Click here to submit your question now, then join us on Homed from 7pm to get some answers. See you then :)

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3 days ago

Poll: What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.

Find out the answer here.

What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?
  • 24.8% Failing to giveway
    24.8% Complete
  • 15.5% Travelling above the speed limit
    15.5% Complete
  • 20.3% Not stopping at stop sign
    20.3% Complete
  • 39.4% Not checking blind spots/mirrors
    39.4% Complete
990 votes
3 days ago

How to be more Neighbourly...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Being Neighbourly is a lot more than just signing up to the website. It’s about taking the next step and being helpful and friendly to those around you. There are loads of different ways to be Neighbourly - here are a few suggestions from us.

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17 days ago

Poll: How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report … View more
About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report prepared for the purpose of developing a response plan, is considered serious and credible, but comes with the obvious caveat that there is no way of telling what any earthquake or tsunami would look like. How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

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How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?
  • 13.4% I'm fully prepared
    13.4% Complete
  • 51.5% I'm kind of prepared
    51.5% Complete
  • 27.5% I'm not prepared at all
    27.5% Complete
  • 7.6% I don't care
    7.6% Complete
844 votes
9 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip … View more
There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip followed pressure from councillors, while also promising to spend less on the midday spread than previous councils. "People felt when you didn't have lunches provided on days when you were working through [into the afternoon], councillors tended to disappear all over the place to get lunch. It reduced team bonding." What do you think- should councillors get lunch provided?
www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?
  • 5.6% Absoultely
    5.6% Complete
  • 24.5% Only if it's a modest spread
    24.5% Complete
  • 70% No way
    70% Complete
1153 votes
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4 days ago

Upholstery Fabric – Warwick ‘Petra’ Aztec style

Mela from Khandallah

Beautiful fabric. Height 1.5m, Width 1.25 – 1.4m. Screen Printed in the UK. Colours: Light Blue, Beige, Brown & Cream.

Price: $20

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