Kelburn, Wellington

13 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

25 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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13 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

20 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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14 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.

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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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14 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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14 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.

14 days ago

Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere — The Kuia and the Spider

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Taki Rua and Capital E present te reo Māori children's production Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere at the National Library of NZ.

'Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere' tells the real reason why the old lady and the spider are constantly arguing.

While in the midst of their daily bickering,… View more
Taki Rua and Capital E present te reo Māori children's production Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere at the National Library of NZ.

'Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere' tells the real reason why the old lady and the spider are constantly arguing.

While in the midst of their daily bickering, Kui and Pūpai the spider are suddenly thrust from their home in Paekākāriki into the wonderful world of spiders. There, they must work together to save the spider world from human proliferation.

The show is performed entirely in te reo Māori, but uses gestures and movement so that even non-speakers can follow along.

About the performance company
Taki Rua produce, commission and develop theatre with a distinctively Māori voice. They collaborate with the brightest voices in our industry, touring productions both locally and internationally.

Date: Thursday, 5 September, 2019
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Cost: Free.
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
Contact Details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz

Cover of 'The Kuia and the Spider' by Patricia Grace, Illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa (Puffin, 1982)

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14 days ago

"Pūkana - the exhibition" - a talk by Paul Diamond

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Paul Diamond, lead curator for the Pūkana exhibition, talks about the background to the exhibition which celebrates Māori performance across time. Pūkana is the first of two exhibitions marking the centenary of the Turnbull Library and will run from 16 September until 23 May 2020.

These free … View more
Paul Diamond, lead curator for the Pūkana exhibition, talks about the background to the exhibition which celebrates Māori performance across time. Pūkana is the first of two exhibitions marking the centenary of the Turnbull Library and will run from 16 September until 23 May 2020.

These free public history talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. They are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month March to November.

Most of our public history talks are recorded and are available online NZ History

About the speaker
Paul Diamond (Ngāti Hauā, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi) was appointed as Curator, Māori at the Alexander Turnbull Library in 2011. Paul is an author and has also worked as an oral historian and broadcaster. In 2019 Paul will take up Creative New Zealand's Berlin Writer's Residency to complete a book about Charles Mackay, a mayor of Whanganui who was killed in Berlin in 1929.

Date: Wednesday, 4 September, 2019
Time: 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Contact Details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

Photograph taken by Dylan Owen on 8 December 2018 of the presentation of a petition organised by Otorohanga College school students and supporters calling for a commemoration day for those killed in the New Zealand Wars. Ref: PADL-001758 Alexander Turnbull Library

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14 days ago

Architecture Book Club: Expanded fields

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Thursday, 26 September, 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost:  Free. No registration required, seats are limited. Come early to secure a seat.
Location: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

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Date: Thursday, 26 September, 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost:  Free. No registration required, seats are limited. Come early to secure a seat.
Location: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Book panel discussion with a difference
Join us for a book club panel discussion with a difference. A diverse group of panellists will discuss a selection of New Zealand books on the theme of ‘expanded fields’ to explore how we can think more deeply about the realm of Architecture.
Selected texts

The selected texts for discussion are:

Architecture in an Expanded Field: Selected essays
DRAWING IS/NOT BUILDING: Editors: Christina Barton, Sarah Treadwell and Simon Twose
False Divides: by Lana Lopesi
Christchurch Ruptures: by Katie Pickles

This event is part of the NZIA’s festival of Architecture from 20-29 September which provides a range of free events across Wellington and New Zealand open to anyone with an interest in Architecture.

About the Festival of Architecture
The Festival of Architecture is an annual series of engaging, enjoyable and almost entirely free events that celebrate and investigate the role of architecture in improving the quality of life in Aotearoa New Zealand’s towns and cities.

The Festival, co-ordinated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects along with other organisations interested in widening the understanding of architecture in New Zealand, matches people of all ages and levels of architectural interest with activities that will extend their knowledge of architecture and design.

The 2019 Festival of Architecture programme includes a variety of mostly free events: speakers and presentations, building and walking tours, exhibitions, open studios (meet a ‘real’ architect), design competitions, debates and workshops. What makes a building or public space good or great? What influences are shaping our buildings today, and what pressures will shape them into the future?

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15 days ago

Scout shirt wanted

Belinda from Karori

Wanted to buy : Boys size 16 or small mens grey Scout shirt.

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