Karaka Bays, Wellington

2 hours ago

A festival within a festival

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There's more than one festival in the New Zealand Festival of The Arts.
Te Ata, a festival within the festival, will focus on young people and issues of identity, social justice, and postcolonialism through the arts. Te Ata will be based in Porirua with artists coming to perform, teach and … View more
There's more than one festival in the New Zealand Festival of The Arts.
Te Ata, a festival within the festival, will focus on young people and issues of identity, social justice, and postcolonialism through the arts. Te Ata will be based in Porirua with artists coming to perform, teach and engage with audiences. What festival events are you looking forward to?

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19 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit … View more
The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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2 hours ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Do you desperately need a retaining wall? Look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping. We’ll put our talented team of labourers to work so that you don’t have to! Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... for a reasonable estimate.

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13 hours ago

Help us be there.

NZ Red Cross

Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the… View more
Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the country. We would love to have you on our team.
Sign up today

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18 hours ago

Who's ready to be an artist?

Silke from Heart for Art

We believe everyone has creativity. If you think you're not creative, you've just never been shown how. Come join us in the studio and we'll show you how to create your own painting. It's a lot easier than you think. Loads of fun, easy paintings to choose from. Come join us to … View moreWe believe everyone has creativity. If you think you're not creative, you've just never been shown how. Come join us in the studio and we'll show you how to create your own painting. It's a lot easier than you think. Loads of fun, easy paintings to choose from. Come join us to discover your creativity.

7 days ago

Do you recognise these people?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to … View moreAre any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to put names to faces, so if you recognise anyone, please let us know!

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1 day ago

Naomi Solomon - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Naomi and I am a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in… View moreKia ora koutou, I am Naomi and I am a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water. I am a conduit to Ngāti Toa Rangatira mana whenua on the Whaitua Committee. I am looking forward to working with Ngāti Toa mana whenua and you to shape the future of our water.

Our population is growing fast and placing more pressure waste and stormwater infrastructure. Some of our waterways have high levels of E-coli and other illness causing bacteria for anyone who ingests them. We need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our waterways, for us and for our children , which are under pressure due to increasing population and land development.

Fixing the waste and stormwater infrastructure is costly. Help us to find solutions that are fair and equitable. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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3 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
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3 days ago

Beginner's Māori Class

Sarah from Strathmore Park

Kia Ora koutou,

Introducing Māori Language Classes for Beginners!

- Are you a kiwi who didn’t learn any Māori at school?
- Would you like to know a little more about Māori culture?
- Are you new to New Zealand and would like to learn a little Māori language?
- Do you need to introduce … View more
Kia Ora koutou,

Introducing Māori Language Classes for Beginners!

- Are you a kiwi who didn’t learn any Māori at school?
- Would you like to know a little more about Māori culture?
- Are you new to New Zealand and would like to learn a little Māori language?
- Do you need to introduce yourself in Māori sometimes?
- Are you simply curious about Māori language?
- Was your new year’s resolution to try something new?
- Do you want to know what your kids are singing about?

HERE IS THE SOLUTION…
BEGINNERS MĀORI CLASSES FOR ADULTS!

THE TEACHERS:
The fabulous Sarah Macintosh and her equally amazing daughter Jess Tawhiri will be teaching adult beginner Māori classes at the mighty Miramar North School! Jess attended the Māori immersion school Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna in Seatoun, before going on to do Māori, History and Media studies at Victoria University. Sarah Macintosh is the head of the junior school at Miramar North and has been teaching for 19 years.

THE DETAILS:
The first introductory class is for 6 weeks.
Monday nights – March 9 – April 20 (missing April 9 for Easter)
Cost is $120
Location: Miramar North School, 23 Weka St, Miramar
Time: 7.30-8.30p.m

All welcome! But class numbers are very limited, so it's first in first served!

THE BASIC IDEAS:
The 6-week course aims to cover
- Greetings
- Mihi/Pepeha
- Simple conversations
- Numbers/time
- Emotions
- Place names
- Pronunciation
- Tikanga
- Everyday use of Māori
- Kiwaha - idioms.
- Whakatauki - proverbs
- Karakia
- Colours
- Months/days of the week

By the end of the course, you’ll HOPEFULLY be able to:
• Have a basic understanding of some Māori concepts and our important connections to them
• Identify the sounds of Māori letters and pronounce letter combinations using correct intonation and stress patterns
• Confidently greet people, introduce yourself and communicate basic personal information in an informal context
• Identify and respond to phrases in the classroom including basic commands/instructions
• Confidently describe the day/date, time, and the weather
• Talk in a secret language in front of your kids regarding dessert

TO REGISTER:
To register, please email Sarah at: sezmac77@gmail.com and tell us what your level of Teo Reo is, and what you hope to get from the class. We will aim to tailor the class to fit people’s needs.

For more information please contact: Sarah Macintosh

sezmac77@gmail.com

Come and join our fun relaxed classroom and learn something new!

4 days ago

Do you need Regular Gardening Maintenance or Landscaping?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Is your garden messy, overgrown or just in need of general maintenance? Price Smart works with YOU to ensure your garden is left at a standard we’re both happy with. Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... for a reasonable estimate.

6 days ago

Who wants brand new books for free?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellingtonians can indulge their love of books this Valentines day, as dozens of bestsellers are given away for free on the streets. Bookdepository.com is setting up a temporary bookshelf set up at 101 Courtenay Place from midday.

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6 days ago

RIP Sir Des Britten

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Former TV chef and restaurateur turned Wellington City Missioner Sir Des Britten has died.
Father Des Britten, who retired in 2011 after 17 years at the helm of Wellington City Mission, won the Wellingtonian of the Year award the same year. He was knighted in 2012.

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5 days ago
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5 days ago

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

Carol from Seatoun

Keep your mind active, meet new people while enjoying a positive and friendly outlet for your competitive spirit. Come along to our lessons starting Tuesday 17 March 7.30pm at the Kairangi Bridge Club (138 Hobart St Miramar.
There is a $60 charge which covers the cost of the sessions, lesson … View more
Keep your mind active, meet new people while enjoying a positive and friendly outlet for your competitive spirit. Come along to our lessons starting Tuesday 17 March 7.30pm at the Kairangi Bridge Club (138 Hobart St Miramar.
There is a $60 charge which covers the cost of the sessions, lesson notes and Membership fee for the balance of the calendar year.
Lessons consist of a series of 10 sessions, each of about 2.5 hours duration.
BRING ALONG A FRIEND, A PARTNER OR JUST YOURSELF!
Call Karen 021 222 2291

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