Karori, Wellington

1 hour ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Lulu

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Our SPCA Pet of the Day is Lulu.

"I am a sweet dog looking for my forever home. I am looking for a very special home that can understand my quirks and needs, a home that can help me thrive and be the best companion I can be.
My ideal home would be one that has had previous large dog … View more
Our SPCA Pet of the Day is Lulu.

"I am a sweet dog looking for my forever home. I am looking for a very special home that can understand my quirks and needs, a home that can help me thrive and be the best companion I can be.
My ideal home would be one that has had previous large dog experience and/or greyhound experience. I walk beautifully on a lead but in saying that, I would need a home that can handle me as I can be strong when I want. I have had a fair amount of training from my previous home but there is always room for more growth. I am super smart and a lover of all yummy foods so will pick up new things very quickly.
I can be shy when meeting new people so I would love a quiet patient home that can read when I am not comfortable. A home with no children would be best for me. Being part greyhound, I am also not suited to a home with cats or any small animals. If you think you are the home for me contact SPCA’s Canine Team for more information."

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5 hours ago

Resident-friendly terms

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly… View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want.
*Some conditions apply
Learn more

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1 day ago

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Block NZ is back on our screens on Monday, but let's hope there are no more silly decor challenges and over-the-top reserves.

2 days ago

Piano for sale?

Leah from Karori

Kia ora,
I'm looking for a piano for sale! One in reasonably good condition. Please send me your offers. Or if you are getting rid of one for free - it will be going to a loving home. Thanks, Leah

1 day ago

Pet of the Day: Our Millie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Ricard Gray is the proud owner of Mille the cat. Please note our pic is not upside down!
"Pet of the Day: Our Millie loves to hang out and have fun with owners Richard and Sally from Tītahi Bay."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nzView more
Ricard Gray is the proud owner of Mille the cat. Please note our pic is not upside down!
"Pet of the Day: Our Millie loves to hang out and have fun with owners Richard and Sally from Tītahi Bay."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.

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2 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a picture from Rosa Marie.
Has anybody got any ideas for a caption?

"Thanks to a wonderful husband who took me there and a low tide, Pāuatahanui was a bird photographer's dream this afternoon! Masses of kingfishers who were either sitting on bits of driftwood or … View more
This week we feature a picture from Rosa Marie.
Has anybody got any ideas for a caption?

"Thanks to a wonderful husband who took me there and a low tide, Pāuatahanui was a bird photographer's dream this afternoon! Masses of kingfishers who were either sitting on bits of driftwood or logs, in between catching little crabs, a pile of shags who were in a very flappy mood and were constantly splashing about in the water, a pair of Caspian terns who didn't seem to be getting on too well, a blue heron who was getting annoyed by a seagull who was swooping over him. So much to see and photograph! It helped wearing some wellies so I could wade in to get some closer shots."

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18 hours ago

Looking for reliable cleaner

Gemma from Northland

We are looking for a reliable cleaner who can come and clean our home every fortnight preferably on a Wednesday.
Can anyone recommend somebody? Thanks

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1 day ago

What's On: REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with local stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, find a bargain and enjoy a day out in Kapiti.
REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
2 days ago

Reminder - Learn something new....

Klaus Dorbecker from Karori Bridge Club

.....the best card game in the world! Beginners Lessons start soon:

WHEN: Monday, 14 June 2021, at 7.30pm
WHERE: Karori Bridge Club, 274 Karori Road, Karori
REGISTER: phone 04 476 6179 or email: karoribridge@gmail.com

Bring along a friend, a partner or just yourself!

Lesson Flyer June 2021 A4 V1.pdf Download View

1 day ago

Welcome sign

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

A vintage print can make a great welcome sign for your home entrance way by simply adding some hand painted letters in your choice of Resene colours!

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Always finding your neighbour’s cats in your garden?

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

Even though we all love animals, we are not always fans of other people’s cats doing their business in our gardens. Luckily, there is a handy, and animal-friendly, trick for this!

Cats are wonderful and cute animals, of course, but they’re a bit less cute when they pee, poo and dig all over … View more
Even though we all love animals, we are not always fans of other people’s cats doing their business in our gardens. Luckily, there is a handy, and animal-friendly, trick for this!

Cats are wonderful and cute animals, of course, but they’re a bit less cute when they pee, poo and dig all over our garden. This can cause a lot of trouble for you and your garden, so you might be looking for some tips to help prevent this! Because we are animal lovers, we don’t like the idea of scaring off cats with chemicals or nasty methods that aren’t animal friendly. We believe keeping cats out of your garden can also be done in a natural way.

There are several ways to discourage cats from coming into your garden that are in no way harmful to the cat but do give the required result. For instance, cats don’t like certain scents, which means you can use those to keep them out.


After asking around for a bit, we found out that a lot of people have trouble with neighbourhood cats in their garden. Some people love seeing those cute animals wandering around their garden, but other people would rather chase them away immediately. Everybody has their own methods for this as well. The most common method seems to be trying to scare the cat by yelling and waving your arms. Others go outside with a glass of water to try to pour over the cat. Of course, these methods don’t have the desired result. Some people get so frustrated that they end up in the newspaper because they tried shooting at the cats! That’s not what we want, so we’ve got a few tips for you instead.


Cats don’t like the smells of vinegar and citrus peel.


So, you can keep cats out of your garden pretty easily by putting bowls of vinegar or citrus peel in various places around the garden (in particular those places the cat likes to visit). The cat will then definitely stay away from those places. Another thing cats hate is cayenne pepper. So, it may be worth scattering a generous amount of cayenne pepper in places the cats like to visit. Then again, this may cause the cat to start sneezing violently, which make us feel a bit sorry for it.

If you don’t have any of these products at home and don’t feel like going to the supermarket, you could also try using garlic, ground coffee or chili pepper. Did you know about these natural, cat-resistant tips? Share them with your friends!

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4 days ago

Poll: Do you support the nurses strike?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Thirty thousand nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants across the country are striking on Wednesday today for better pay, more sick leave and safer work conditions.
They will walk off the job for eight hours from 11am until 7pm.

Do you support the nurses strike?
  • 88.4% Yes
    88.4% Complete
  • 11.6% No
    11.6% Complete
991 votes
4 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Any thoughts on who these two are?

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5 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Yep, it is not Friday but by coincidence both Andrew Gorrie and Rosa Marie visited Zealandia and photographed a stroppy tūī who did not want to share the sugar feeder.
Check out the photo of a kaka by Gorrie and the tūī by Marie. Which picture do your prefer?

7 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Pippa

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Our SPCA Pet of the Day this week is Pippa the dog.

"My ideal home would be one with a nice backyard, that is big enough for me to explore and potter around in the sun as I love toasting myself on a sunny day. I very much enjoy my daily walks so would love a family that would be keen to go … View more
Our SPCA Pet of the Day this week is Pippa the dog.

"My ideal home would be one with a nice backyard, that is big enough for me to explore and potter around in the sun as I love toasting myself on a sunny day. I very much enjoy my daily walks so would love a family that would be keen to go out, explore with me and show me all the wonderful things out there.
As I want to keep all the cuddles and tummy rubs for myself I am looking for a home as an only dog. Don't be fooled by my size, I can be cheeky and have jumped fences before, so am needing a home that has high fencing. I could live with older kids that are confident around big boisterous ladies like myself.
I do however come with a medical waiver my new home would have to be aware of. So if you think I'm the girl for you please contact the canine team for more information."

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3 days ago

Keeping up with the kororā, live cam launched on Wellington coast

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Anyone with an internet connection can gain a glimpse into the secret lives of kororā thanks to new cameras set up by Urban Wildlife Trust and Niwa.
Kororā, or little blue penguins, are found around New Zealand’s coasts and grow to only 35 centimetres tall – the smallest species of penguin in… View more
Anyone with an internet connection can gain a glimpse into the secret lives of kororā thanks to new cameras set up by Urban Wildlife Trust and Niwa.
Kororā, or little blue penguins, are found around New Zealand’s coasts and grow to only 35 centimetres tall – the smallest species of penguin in the world.
They visit land between June and March each year to lay eggs, care for their young and moult before returning to sea to feed during April and May.
Two high resolution cameras and an external microphone have been installed in a little blue penguin nest box in Evans Bay, with Kororā Cam now streaming straight to YouTube.

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