Karori, Wellington

17 hours ago

Live chat: your gardening questions answered

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and gardening guru Barbara Smith are taking questions! They will answer growing and sowing questions this Wednesday, Oct 17, at 7.30pm. To get in early, click on the link below, click Comment to post your question, then come back to the same link on Wednesday to see … View moreNZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and gardening guru Barbara Smith are taking questions! They will answer growing and sowing questions this Wednesday, Oct 17, at 7.30pm. To get in early, click on the link below, click Comment to post your question, then come back to the same link on Wednesday to see their answers.

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3 days ago

Is the Wellington City Council abusing its authority?

Pam from Brooklyn

Good morning neighbours
Do you value Wellington's green space? Maybe the council doesn't value it as much as you do when it sees an opportunity to make a $ from it. But unfortunately unless you have deep pockets to fight back in the environment court , it seems that the council will let… View more
Good morning neighbours
Do you value Wellington's green space? Maybe the council doesn't value it as much as you do when it sees an opportunity to make a $ from it. But unfortunately unless you have deep pockets to fight back in the environment court , it seems that the council will let anything through if they see it works for them.

A commercial adventure tourism activity has lodged a resource consent application in one of the city's large green spaces. The land is zoned as Open Space B which vests the council to maintain the space in its natural unbuilt state for the enjoyment of the ratepayers of the city. Despite the huge size of this amusement park like activity and its proximity to neighbouring homes (sixty metres) it has been submitted as not requiring notification. ie they don't have to tell anyone and they don't need to ask the community how it feels or how it might be impacted.
The council stands to make in excess of $55 000 per year if they give consent for the activity. The cost of the activity has been stated at $129 per person.

The big question is: How can we as residents be protected when the council behaves with impunity, knowing that no individual has the resources to mount a legal challenge? There is a problem when the council is both consenter and beneficiary and there seems little that anyone can do about it.

The SR number for the consent is 419408
the link to full resource consent documents is :
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15 hours ago

What's On: DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS 1971 R16

David from Brooklyn

A sumptuous highbrow European art film/vampire B-movie by Harry Kumel, starring Delphine Seyrig as an ageless Countess who seduces a troubled newlywed couple at an isolated off-season resort. See https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS 1971 R16
  • Embassy Theatre
12 hours ago

Part time nanny/babysitter Available

Larissa from Brooklyn

Hi there! My name is Larissa King, i'm 27 years old and I recently moved to Wellington after 8 years in Auckland where I completed a Music degree and taught singing and songwriting in various schools and tertiary institutes around Auckland for the past 4 years!

I have also been nannying part… View more
Hi there! My name is Larissa King, i'm 27 years old and I recently moved to Wellington after 8 years in Auckland where I completed a Music degree and taught singing and songwriting in various schools and tertiary institutes around Auckland for the past 4 years!

I have also been nannying part time for that entire 8 year period, most recently, 2 full days a week for a 1 and 3 year old for the entirety of last year. I have looked after a wide range of ages over the years, from 1 - 15.

I am currently available Thursday and Friday full days or afternoons to fit some work around my current jobs! I am looking at 1 or 2 days/afternoons.mornings of work at this point. I am also available for evening babysitting!
I am an energetic, fun person who thoroughly enjoys interacting with kids.

Full drivers license, first aid certificate, clean record, police vet and references available!
If this sounds like it work for you, I would love to hear from you!

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12 hours ago

Now taking new students for term 4!

Larissa from Brooklyn

Hi neighbours! My name is Larissa King and I have been teaching singing and songwriting and directing choirs in schools since completing my bachelor of music in 2012.
I have worked with ages 5 - Adult in primary schools, high schools and tertiary institutes around Auckland and Tauranga.

I have … View more
Hi neighbours! My name is Larissa King and I have been teaching singing and songwriting and directing choirs in schools since completing my bachelor of music in 2012.
I have worked with ages 5 - Adult in primary schools, high schools and tertiary institutes around Auckland and Tauranga.

I have recently moved to Wellington and will be running Private lessons from a studio in Brooklyn.

I teach contemporary vocals using the Estill vocal technique which is fun, practical and sees amazing results. I also run a 2-term long beginner songwriting course for children aged 10 and over where we break down and learn what makes a great song (hooks, melody, lyrics writing, guitar, percussion, recording) and your child comes away with a recorded demo of the song we write over the course. (some singing experience required).

If you are at all interested in grabbing a slot for either singing or songwriting for term 4 or have any general questions - Please send me a message!

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14 hours ago

What's On: Team YIP Johnsonville Community Walk

Ian from Johnsonville

Raroa Intermediate's big fundraiser for a new giant courtyard canopy, from Raroa to the Northern Walkway and back, festival and activities afterwards! Enter online www.raroa.school.nz
Team YIP Johnsonville Community Walk
  • Raroa Normal Intermediate School
4 days ago

Please help find a missing pottery installation

Richard from Kelburn

Someone has removed a pottery installation that was placed under the pine trees at the start of the Highbury Fling. The work was done by local ceramicist Rebecca Flowerday aka Potterazzi.

Rebecca selected one piece to be installed on the Highbury Fling walk as a 'thanks' for everyone … View more
Someone has removed a pottery installation that was placed under the pine trees at the start of the Highbury Fling. The work was done by local ceramicist Rebecca Flowerday aka Potterazzi.

Rebecca selected one piece to be installed on the Highbury Fling walk as a 'thanks' for everyone who makes The Highbury Fling a great environment and also as a piece of artwork for the walkers and bike riders to enjoy as they pass by.

Rebecca liked how people interacted with it and was very pleased that it was never intentionally vandalised. The broken vines were always a part of it, as scattered pieces on the forest floor and there was always a person/s who would neatly stack the vines on the top of the Tower. Perhaps thinking they shouldn't have been scattered and lost within the pines. Humans are curious and she knew that it would be tinkered with from time to time.

Rebecca never thought anyone would pick the ceramic art piece up and have it away. The 3 component parts are quite heavy and then secured with railway sleepers!

Please help find out if this piece has gone to a good home. Rebecca’s preference is to have it still up on The Fling and she hopes people have got some enjoyment out of it for its short life up there.

Www.potterazzi.co.nz

11 days ago

Bus shelters

Andy from Karori

Hi everyone
City Council officers have asked councillors to provide feedback on where new bus shelters are wanted. If you have any suggestions please let us know.
Obviously there will be a process to prioritise where shelters get built because there will always be only a limited level of … View more
Hi everyone
City Council officers have asked councillors to provide feedback on where new bus shelters are wanted. If you have any suggestions please let us know.
Obviously there will be a process to prioritise where shelters get built because there will always be only a limited level of resources at any one time.
We have a long term process to provide shelters across most locations where people wait for buses. For the most part that means will focus will be on citybound stops and at suburban centres / substantial destinations/ hubs.

Regards

Andy Foster
City Councillor

20 hours ago

Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights 2018

Social Media Specialist from Wellington City Council

Bring the whole family along to the Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights on 28 Oct (1:30-9:30 pm) at TSB Arena & Shed 6 for a gold coin entry. There will be delicious Indian vegetarian food stalls, performances, arts, crafts, fashion, henna & more. Don't miss the Refresh Renovations … View moreBring the whole family along to the Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights on 28 Oct (1:30-9:30 pm) at TSB Arena & Shed 6 for a gold coin entry. There will be delicious Indian vegetarian food stalls, performances, arts, crafts, fashion, henna & more. Don't miss the Refresh Renovations Fireworks display at 9.20pm by the Frank Kitts Promenade too. More info on our website.

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1 day ago

Labour weekend outdoor expo!

Paulas Home & Living

Hi neighbours, the start of the golden weather is on the horizon. Set the scene for stylish outdoor living with furniture that ticks all the boxes - available now at our Outdoor Furniture Expo. We offer New Zealand’s finest range, superior quality, huge choice, functional designs, modern styles … View moreHi neighbours, the start of the golden weather is on the horizon. Set the scene for stylish outdoor living with furniture that ticks all the boxes - available now at our Outdoor Furniture Expo. We offer New Zealand’s finest range, superior quality, huge choice, functional designs, modern styles and outstanding value.

Our Labour weekend Outdoor expo starting on Friday 19th October at 9am and will be running for 4 days only!

On Saturday 20th October we'll have local wines, beers and other beverages, as well as a delicious lunch time snack! We’ll also have face painting between 1-3pm on Saturday and lollies for the kids!
Find out more!

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

Ford Festiva 1993 For Sale $800.00

Julianne from Wadestown

This will be a good car for beginner driver to practice driving around the city. It’s small size makes it easy to drive and park. It has a towbar and cassette tape adaptor that allows you to play music from your hand phone. It has central lock and alarm too. I have decided to sell as have … View moreThis will be a good car for beginner driver to practice driving around the city. It’s small size makes it easy to drive and park. It has a towbar and cassette tape adaptor that allows you to play music from your hand phone. It has central lock and alarm too. I have decided to sell as have upgraded to a new car. As is where is basis. The WOF is till Nov 2018, registration till July 2019 and mileage is at 175,358km. Feel free to contact me for viewing.

Negotiable

4 days ago

Have your petrol habits changed with the price? Do you now carpool or bike?

Eleanor Wenman Reporter from Dominion Post

Our reporter Luisa Girao is looking into how Wellingtonian's petrol habits have changed.

Drivers in Wellington and the South Island have born the brunt of 39 cents of increases between October 2017 to September this year.

Have you started biking, bussing or carpooling due to the cost? … View more
Our reporter Luisa Girao is looking into how Wellingtonian's petrol habits have changed.

Drivers in Wellington and the South Island have born the brunt of 39 cents of increases between October 2017 to September this year.

Have you started biking, bussing or carpooling due to the cost? Contact Luisa on luisagirao@gmail.com

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1 day ago

Free Feldenkrais Class

Sue from Brooklyn

Hi neighbours
Just for this week, I'm offering free Feldenkrais classes for beginners. Like yoga, it involves body and mind. Instead of holding postures, the focus is on movement. Text me if interested Sue 0274667123

1 day ago

Old single beds needed

Toni from Karori

Hi everyone
If anyone is about to upgrade any single beds and chuck them out, the Sola Power Throw Academy which is a not for profit based in Moera would love 2 or 3 to line the floor of their indoor throwing facility

They don’t need to be perfect at all as they won’t be slept on and could … View more
Hi everyone
If anyone is about to upgrade any single beds and chuck them out, the Sola Power Throw Academy which is a not for profit based in Moera would love 2 or 3 to line the floor of their indoor throwing facility

They don’t need to be perfect at all as they won’t be slept on and could just be a mattress without base. We would be very happy to pick up

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Thank you
Toni

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2 days ago

Businesses might pay less. Learn more.

The Team from ACC New Zealand

ACC is proposing to reduce the business levy you pay. If you’re in business, these proposals could affect you.

Find out by how much by using ACC's online calculator and have your say at our site by October 25.
Learn more

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