Kelburn, Wellington

20 days ago

Drop all your empty pens, markers, highlighters off to us for recycling!

The Team from Sustainability Trust

We're excited to share the latest addition to our recycling hub

Thanks to a partnership between my My Bic pen and TerraCycle New Zealand we are now a drop-off point for any of the following products (all brands included):

- Pens
- Felt pens
- Correction Tape and correction fluid pots
- … View more
We're excited to share the latest addition to our recycling hub

Thanks to a partnership between my My Bic pen and TerraCycle New Zealand we are now a drop-off point for any of the following products (all brands included):

- Pens
- Felt pens
- Correction Tape and correction fluid pots
- Fountain Pens and pen ink cartridges
- Mechanical pencils
- Highlighters
- Markers

So drop all those empty items down off to us and we'll send them away for recycling.

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19 days ago

Poll: Do you bother to vote in local body elections?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Local elections impact us all, but many of us don't take the time to make our voices heard.

In fact, only 38.5% of Aucklanders voted in the 2016 local body election.

To read more, click here.

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Do you bother to vote in local body elections?
  • 84.5% Yes, of course
    84.5% Complete
  • 15.5% No, I can't be bothered
    15.5% Complete
1623 votes
19 days ago

Creating a feeling for change: theatre and the arts in the information society

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

A series of free public lectures in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Massey’s public lecture series offers you a closer look at a diverse range of fascinating topics of interest to the wider public, offering fresh perspectives and food for thought.

Date: Tuesday, 17 September, 2019
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A series of free public lectures in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Massey’s public lecture series offers you a closer look at a diverse range of fascinating topics of interest to the wider public, offering fresh perspectives and food for thought.

Date: Tuesday, 17 September, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5.45pm. Lecture runs from 6pm to 7pm.
Cost: Free event. Book via the links
Location: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
   
Can theatre and arts change attitudes and behaviour?

In this world of information overload, do we need to make more space for artistic engagements with the issues that matter? Can theatre provoke new thinking on social justice, inequality, poverty, climate change and other big challenges of our time?

Award-winning playwright and researcher in creative communication and creative activism Dr Tilley shares insights from performance-based projects she’s pioneered, including Climate Change Theatre Action, Te Hā Tangata: Human Library on Homelessness, and JustUs (about youth justice).

Dr Tilley will discuss how these projects not only inform but also take audiences and participants on an emotional journey that can lead to profound changes in attitudes and even behaviour.
About the speaker

Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley writes plays and teaches creative activism at Massey University, Wellington. Her short political plays have won festivals worldwide and been published in the USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand. She received the Playwrights’ Association of New Zealand Outstanding Achiever award in 2018.

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19 days ago

Win 1 Large and 1 Small Mandala Art Print!

Heidi from Northland

Hi Neighbours!

If you are walking past the waterfront tomorrow you may find one or my flower/mandala street art drawings! If so be sure to snap a shot of one of them... post it on Instagram (or Facebook if you don't have Instagram) tag and follow me @Nobel.Soul on Instagram or … View more
Hi Neighbours!

If you are walking past the waterfront tomorrow you may find one or my flower/mandala street art drawings! If so be sure to snap a shot of one of them... post it on Instagram (or Facebook if you don't have Instagram) tag and follow me @Nobel.Soul on Instagram or @NobelSoulArt on Facebook. Simple as that! I will draw some more in about two weeks time. Winner will be drawn and announced on the 30/09/19 so get snapping! 😉🙏

Heidi Nobel,
Nobel Soul Art

31 days ago

Where are the best property deals?

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

The region (and city) you choose to invest in can drastically impact your future returns.

That's why, once you decide to invest in NZ's property market, your next step is to question which region you should park your money in.

To read more about where the best … View more
Hey neighbours,

The region (and city) you choose to invest in can drastically impact your future returns.

That's why, once you decide to invest in NZ's property market, your next step is to question which region you should park your money in.

To read more about where the best property deals might be click here.

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20 days ago

Wadestown Toastmasters- Do you like to have a good laugh?

Catherine from Thorndon

This Thurs Wadestown Toastmasters' members will be taking part in a contest to see who can tell the funniest story and how well they can cope giving an off-the-cuff speech?

Where: St Luke’s Church meeting room, 34 Pitt St, Wadestown.
When: Thurs 5th September 7.30 - 9.30pm

Come and check… View more
This Thurs Wadestown Toastmasters' members will be taking part in a contest to see who can tell the funniest story and how well they can cope giving an off-the-cuff speech?

Where: St Luke’s Church meeting room, 34 Pitt St, Wadestown.
When: Thurs 5th September 7.30 - 9.30pm

Come and check us out, or visit our FB page www.facebook.com...

Visitors very welcome.

For more information please contact our Vice President Membership Paquita Bahr at pwbahr@gmail.com

26 days ago

Times are tough for renters

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

If you're looking to secure a rental property, get ready for a competitive and expensive time.

New figures say the number of Trade Me inquiries on rentals is on the up, and with the number of available properties decreasing, significant price jumps are expected in the … View more
Hey neighbours,

If you're looking to secure a rental property, get ready for a competitive and expensive time.

New figures say the number of Trade Me inquiries on rentals is on the up, and with the number of available properties decreasing, significant price jumps are expected in the coming months.

Auckland's median weekly rent rose to $560 in July, while in Wellington the median weekly rent has risen 10 per cent year-on-year to $530.

Are you having a hard time finding and affording a rental property?

(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/ comments used on Stuff)

To read more, click here.

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20 days ago

Mental Health + Well-Being - September 1st to 30th 🧠

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Did you know, 1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives? When they do, let’s make sure they never have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For … View more
Did you know, 1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives? When they do, let’s make sure they never have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of September, we want to use our voice to raise awareness for mental health and well-being. Perhaps consider sharing a cuppa with someone you know who could use the support or challenge your family and friends to unplug from social media for the entire month to improve their well-being. If you or someone you know is going through a rough patch, don’t forget you can call or text 1737 anytime for FREE support from a trained counsellor.

Don’t forget, this month also coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) followed by Mental Health Awareness Week (23 - 29 September) and Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th.

However you choose to take part, feel free to tag us in your posts + use the following hashtag so we can see how you’re cultivating better mental health for yourself or in your community this month:

#NSNZmentalhealth

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20 days ago

How are the measles immunisation rates where you live?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – is now considered one of the top ten threats to global health.As the country wrestles with the worst measles outbreak in more than two decades, it has to be asked; what are we going to do about it?… View moreVaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – is now considered one of the top ten threats to global health.As the country wrestles with the worst measles outbreak in more than two decades, it has to be asked; what are we going to do about it?

Search for your suburb here to check the immunisation rates percentages in 2018.

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20 days ago

Wastewater overflow

The Team from Wellington Water

We have had several reports of wastewater overflowing from a manhole on the corner of Ghuznee St and Victoria St in the Wellington CBD.

Crews are heading out now to resolve the issue. Please avoid the area.

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