Khandallah, Wellington

24 days ago

UPDATE: Dixon Street/Willis Street sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

We have narrowed down the location of the issue to a 10m long concrete chamber at the Northern/Western corner of the Dixon Street/Willis Street intersection and will continue carrying out investigations to understand the extent of the issue. From this investigation we will form a construction plan … View moreWe have narrowed down the location of the issue to a 10m long concrete chamber at the Northern/Western corner of the Dixon Street/Willis Street intersection and will continue carrying out investigations to understand the extent of the issue. From this investigation we will form a construction plan to repair the concrete chamber.

We expect these works to continue throughout the day from 9am-4pm, for at least the next week. We will continue with the current traffic management, however any changes to the works area may alter traffic management. This will be advised if the case.

The leak is still affecting the inner Wellington Harbour, so we continue to warn people to stay out of the inner harbour specifically in the Whairepo Lagoon. We are continuing to update affected residents and businesses on the situation, and will update our website and social channels as more information comes to light.

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24 days ago

The NZ House & Garden House Tours are selling fast!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer … View moreNZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin. For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring, please visit our website.

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24 days ago

Are you seeing green?

The Team from Wellington Water

You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a … View more
You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a stormwater sump, and watched it flow out into the harbour through the stormwater system. As it was high tide, not all of the dye came out so we expect to see more green dye flowing into the harbour throughout the day.

We use dye testing as a way to investigate broken pipes, cross connections and other issues within the network. It was great to be able to share this with the students and help them learn more about where water comes from and where it goes.

The dye is completely safe for the environment, and will dissipate as the tides change.

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24 days ago

Looking for help to get your home holiday ready?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds … View more
Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds 20 Nov) to answer any questions you have about colour trends, decorating ideas, and the best way to get a perfect finish. Click here to submit your question now, then join us on Homed from 7pm to get some answers. See you then :)

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24 days ago

Poll: What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.

Find out the answer here.

What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?
  • 24.3% Failing to giveway
    24.3% Complete
  • 15.2% Travelling above the speed limit
    15.2% Complete
  • 21.2% Not stopping at stop sign
    21.2% Complete
  • 39.2% Not checking blind spots/mirrors
    39.2% Complete
1183 votes
24 days ago

How to be more Neighbourly...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Being Neighbourly is a lot more than just signing up to the website. It’s about taking the next step and being helpful and friendly to those around you. There are loads of different ways to be Neighbourly - here are a few suggestions from us.

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38 days ago

Poll: How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report … View more
About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report prepared for the purpose of developing a response plan, is considered serious and credible, but comes with the obvious caveat that there is no way of telling what any earthquake or tsunami would look like. How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

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How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?
  • 13.4% I'm fully prepared
    13.4% Complete
  • 51.5% I'm kind of prepared
    51.5% Complete
  • 27.5% I'm not prepared at all
    27.5% Complete
  • 7.6% I don't care
    7.6% Complete
844 votes
30 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip … View more
There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip followed pressure from councillors, while also promising to spend less on the midday spread than previous councils. "People felt when you didn't have lunches provided on days when you were working through [into the afternoon], councillors tended to disappear all over the place to get lunch. It reduced team bonding." What do you think- should councillors get lunch provided?
www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?
  • 5.6% Absoultely
    5.6% Complete
  • 24.5% Only if it's a modest spread
    24.5% Complete
  • 70% No way
    70% Complete
1153 votes
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25 days ago

Upholstery Fabric – Warwick ‘Petra’ Aztec style

Mela from Khandallah

Beautiful fabric. Height 1.5m, Width 1.25 – 1.4m. Screen Printed in the UK. Colours: Light Blue, Beige, Brown & Cream.

Price: $20

25 days ago

Willis St and Dixon St - sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

We currently have stop go traffic management in place on the intersection of Willis St and Dixon St, due to a leak in a pressurised sewer. We are looking at the best way to excavate and repair this leak safely, and will keep you updated on any traffic management changes.

As a precaution we have … View more
We currently have stop go traffic management in place on the intersection of Willis St and Dixon St, due to a leak in a pressurised sewer. We are looking at the best way to excavate and repair this leak safely, and will keep you updated on any traffic management changes.

As a precaution we have put up signs at Wellington Harbour advising people not to swim due to possible contamination. We are carrying out testing in the Harbour and will advise of the results.

25 days ago

A Very Welly Christmas

The Team from Wellington City Council

Christmas is a time to be thoughtful and share kindness with each other.
Look out for Hospi the lion and the Wellington Hospitals Foundation at A Very Welly Christmas 2019. They'll be at their Hospi Clinic raising funds for Wellington Children's Hospital.
There will also be a Tree of … View more
Christmas is a time to be thoughtful and share kindness with each other.
Look out for Hospi the lion and the Wellington Hospitals Foundation at A Very Welly Christmas 2019. They'll be at their Hospi Clinic raising funds for Wellington Children's Hospital.
There will also be a Tree of Memories where you add a ribbon and make a donation to Heart Kids Wellington.
Meri Kirihimete Wellington.
#WellyXmas2019
averywellychristmas.co.nz/

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25 days ago

Improve your driving skills with this free workshop for over 65s

Jacqui Eyley from Age Concern Wellington

Register for our free Staying Safe driving workshop this Thursday 19th November in Wakefield Street to find out how you can improve your driving skills and stay safe on the roads for longer.

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25 days ago

A Very Welly Christmas - Schedule of events

The Team from Wellington City Council

A Very Welly Christmas is on this Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 of November, and yule love what we have planned!
The full schedule is now available on the website so head to bit.ly... to get in the "noel".
#AVeryWellyChristmas2019

25 days ago

January onwards Job

Esperanza from Khandallah

Hi I’m a young person looking for work from January onwards, preferably in the animal care industry. I have experience working at SPCA, administration, child care and in the creative arts ( I am currently completing a level 5 qualification in jewellery design).

I am hardworking and dedicated … View more
Hi I’m a young person looking for work from January onwards, preferably in the animal care industry. I have experience working at SPCA, administration, child care and in the creative arts ( I am currently completing a level 5 qualification in jewellery design).

I am hardworking and dedicated with a customer focus and willing to learn. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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