Kaiwharawhara, Wellington

7 days ago

Would you like to win a Vegepod?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have six sets of medium-sized Vegepods to give away. Enter the competition now!

7 days ago

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider and prepare for as a country.

Better Later Life takes a fresh look at what is required to ensure New Zealand is a great place to age and achieve the vision of making sure older people lead valued, connecting and fulfilling lives.

The strategy's key areas for action will be used to guide the priorities of what needs to happen in our action plan.

To read the strategy click here: bit.ly...

Image
7 days ago

💧Duncan St planned outage💧

The Team from Wellington Water

The project team replacing the water pipe in Duncan Street needed to temporarily turn the water off to progress construction today.

Water was planned to be off between 10am - 2pm today, however the work is taking longer than planned, so water is expected to be on again at 4pm.

7 days ago

A handy hack for your vege garden

The Team from Resene ColorShop Thorndon

River-stone markers are the perfect way to identify your freshly planted seeds and seedlings, while adding a decorative touch to your vegetable garden.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

Image
7 days ago

Want to hear some great gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, … View moreOur ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, the pair discussed peeing on lemon trees and keeping cats out of your vege beds, and Rachel talked to a Central Otago gardener who has to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme drought... and temperamental donkeys. You can also follow the conversation on Spotify and Stitcher. Let your friends know too!

Image
7 days ago

Wellington's mayoral race decided

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Ousted Wellington's mayor Justin Lester's bid for a recount has been declined. Lester sought the recount after losing to Andy Foster by 62 votes. On Friday a District Court judge turned down the application. Following the decision, Lester tweeted: "I fully respect the Judge’s … View moreOusted Wellington's mayor Justin Lester's bid for a recount has been declined. Lester sought the recount after losing to Andy Foster by 62 votes. On Friday a District Court judge turned down the application. Following the decision, Lester tweeted: "I fully respect the Judge’s decision and the matter is now at an end. Good luck to the new Mayor and Council for the next three years!"

Image
7 days ago

Woodsheddin’ – A concert by Chris Thompson

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

A free lunchtime concert by New Zealand singer-songwriter Chris Thompson.

Date: Wednesday, 20 November, 2019
Time: 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Tiakiwai Auditorium (lower ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

A New… View more
A free lunchtime concert by New Zealand singer-songwriter Chris Thompson.

Date: Wednesday, 20 November, 2019
Time: 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Tiakiwai Auditorium (lower ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

A New Zealand folk and blues music veteran, Chris Thompson is internationally recognised for his masterful guitar playing and original songs. He has released numerous albums, and toured with many singers and musicians including Julie Felix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and John Hanlon. His songs have been covered by, among others, US psych-folk musicians Meg Baird and Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes). Join us for this free concert on the occasion of Chris’s latest release, the EP Woodsheddin’.

About Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson began performing as a teenager in Hamilton during the late 1960s, before finding success in the Auckland music scene. In 1970, already recognised as an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist, he moved to the UK to tour with Julie Felix, soon becoming part of the London and Dublin folk music scenes. His 1973 debut album on the Village Thing label, Chris Thompson, has since been acclaimed as a lost psychedelic folk classic and been reissued several times since 2001. Based back in New Zealand from the mid-1970s, Thompson has gone on to release over 20 albums, including as a duo with his former wife Lynne. His songs are notable contributions to the international folksong repertoire and capture a strong New Zealand perspective.
Images: Kay Buchanan. Supplied by Chris Thompson

7 days ago

What's On: Te Horo Country Garden Tour

Barbara from Otaki District

13 glorious country gardens to see over Saturday and Sunday. Only $20 per day. Plant and garden stalls, cafe, raffles. See facebook page for more details or ring Barbara 0210362064.
Te Horo Country Garden Tour
  • Te Horo Hall
7 days ago

Unique artwork only one of its kind

Michael from Broadmeadows

This is a one of a kind piece of art.....
A project from university combining language and photography.
The wood mounted print canvas is approx 2.5m x 1.2 m.

Free

7 days ago

The Ink Beneath the Blue...

New Zealand Police

Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively … View more
Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively police in New Zealand's diverse communities.

Bring your unique story and join the NZ Police whānau today.
Find out more

9 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?

Image
How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?
  • 12.8% I'm fully prepared
    12.8% Complete
  • 49.7% I'm kind of prepared
    49.7% Complete
  • 28.8% I'm not prepared at all
    28.8% Complete
  • 8.6% I don't care
    8.6% Complete
593 votes
11 days ago

What's On: rePurposed Christmas Market

Melanie from Aotea

At our Christmas rePurposed market you can find products that reduce waste, are reusable, and are made from recyclable materials.
rePurposed Christmas Market
  • Mungavin Hall
8 days ago

Drop Your Boss 2019

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Our very own Sir Graeme Dingle and Nick Quin of SAP have taken on #DropYourBoss2019 and conquered it!

Thanks to the team who came to support.

Nga mihi nui koutou!

Image
8 days ago

Te Rākau Trust and the creation of ‘Undertow’

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

This event is part of the Pūkana exhibition — a celebration of moments in Māori performance.
Date: Monday, 18 November, 2019
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Programme rooms, Te Ahumairangi ground floor, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken … View more
This event is part of the Pūkana exhibition — a celebration of moments in Māori performance.
Date: Monday, 18 November, 2019
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Programme rooms, Te Ahumairangi ground floor, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Our country’s colonisation history, from 1840 to today
‘Undertow’, which premiered on Māori TV on 31 October, is all about ordinary people going to extraordinary measures in their search for a place to call home. It is political theatre wrapped up in Kaupapa Māori — the story of our country’s colonisation history, from 1840 to today.

As Jim Moriarty says, it’s a chance to ‘move forward into the 21st century, get over our historical amnesia and understand our collective history.’

Undertow website — Step through the proscenium arch and journey through time itself with UNDERTOW - Te Rākau’s electric Theatre Marae experience.

Te Rākau Trust
Te Rākau Trust, creators of 'Undertow', describe themselves as a Kaupapa Maori organisation, guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Join Kaitohu / Performance Director — Jim Moriarty, Kaihautū / Producer — Aneta Pond and Kaituhi / Playwright — Helen Pearse-Otene in this lunchtime discussion about their journey to create a Theatre Marae experience.

About the speakers
Jim (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kahungungu, Rangitane, Scots, Norwegian, Italian) is the Performance Director of Undertow and Rangatira on the paepae auaha of producers, designers and creators.
Aneta (Ngāti Rangi, Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine) is the Kaihautū/Producer of Te Rākau and has been working with the company since 2014, beginning with 'The Ragged'.
Helen (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Ruanui) is the writer of The Undertow and a member of the paepae auaha. She is a Registered, Practicing Psychologist in the midst of pursuing her PHD.
Image: L to R: Jim Moriarty, Aneta Pond and Helen Pearse-Otene.

Top