Kingston, Wellington

13 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings … View more
Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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18 hours ago

What's On: Rhys Darby 25 Years Wellington

Luke from Auckland Central

2022 marks Rhys Darby’s silver jubilee in standup comedy, so he has been taking a look at all his favourite material for the past quarter-century. Tickets via: https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/rhys-darby-25-years-wellington-19-08-2022/event/24005CDC85953DFA
Rhys Darby 25 Years Wellington
  • The Opera House Wellington
12 days ago

COVID-19 delays to recycling

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Unfortunately, 50% of our waste contractors are currently unwell with COVID-19 or other seasonal bugs, which means there will be significant delays to kerbside waste collections.

Kerbside rubbish and co-mingle recycling (wheelie bins and bags) are being prioritised, but there may be some delays.… View more
Unfortunately, 50% of our waste contractors are currently unwell with COVID-19 or other seasonal bugs, which means there will be significant delays to kerbside waste collections.

Kerbside rubbish and co-mingle recycling (wheelie bins and bags) are being prioritised, but there may be some delays. If yours is missed, please leave it out overnight for collection the next day.
Glass collections will be put on hold from Monday 27 June for an estimated two weeks.

You can still drop your glass items off for free at the Recycling Centre at the Southern Landfill or stockpile clean items until collections restart.

We wish our contractors a speedy recovery.

Thank you all for your patience 🙏

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1 day ago

New KiwiRail ferry terminal – community drop-in

KiwiRail

Kia ora neighbours, experience an interactive digital walk-through of KiwiRail’s new Kaiwharawhara ferry terminal precinct at our community drop-in – Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay, 13 July, 12.30pm – 3pm.

Check out the concept designs for the new terminal and the bigger, … View more
Kia ora neighbours, experience an interactive digital walk-through of KiwiRail’s new Kaiwharawhara ferry terminal precinct at our community drop-in – Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay, 13 July, 12.30pm – 3pm.

Check out the concept designs for the new terminal and the bigger, hybrid-electric Interisland ferries we’re having custom-built. Work will start shortly on the terminal redevelopment, ready for the arrival of the new ferries from 2025.

The Interislander journey across Te Moana o Raukawakawa (Cook Strait) is one of the most spectacular in the world and we’re creating a customer experience to match.

Come and kōrero with the team working on this awesome project. We’d love to see you there.

The Kaiwharawhara Wellington Ferry Precinct Redevelopment team
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1 day ago

What's On: Creative Awakening Exhibition

Rachel from Hutt Central

Featuring Wgtn & Lower Hutt artists, Emma West, Kay Peterson, Michelle Mainwaring & Rachel Janes. Open Tues19 -Sat 24 10am-7pm, Sun 25 10am-4pm. Glass, Paintings, Prints, Ceramics, Illustrations, Bronze work.
Creative Awakening Exhibition
  • Thistle Hall
2 days ago

Give Your Region Your Voice

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Give your voice to your community and stand for Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Local elections are happening soon and becoming a Greater Wellington regional councillor is a great way to help shape the region’s future.

Find out how you can give your voice on issues that matter to your … View more
Give your voice to your community and stand for Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Local elections are happening soon and becoming a Greater Wellington regional councillor is a great way to help shape the region’s future.

Find out how you can give your voice on issues that matter to your community by clicking here.
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10 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Persia

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Bakhtawar Sattha is the proud owner of Persia.
"This is six year old Persia, lives in Miramar. I got her from Cats Protection Wellington in February 2022. She likes to be patted and eagerly waits for me to return home from work. She is still timid and hides when my friends visit."
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Bakhtawar Sattha is the proud owner of Persia.
"This is six year old Persia, lives in Miramar. I got her from Cats Protection Wellington in February 2022. She likes to be patted and eagerly waits for me to return home from work. She is still timid and hides when my friends visit."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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18 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture from Louise Thomas.
"The clouds have hung so low and angry, that it has looked like grubby twilight all day. Still, everyone just goes about their business despite the shortness of the day and the bleak lighting. The weather didn't phase the fantail/pīwakawaka … View more
Words and picture from Louise Thomas.
"The clouds have hung so low and angry, that it has looked like grubby twilight all day. Still, everyone just goes about their business despite the shortness of the day and the bleak lighting. The weather didn't phase the fantail/pīwakawaka (Rhipidura fuliginosa), plenty of moths, midges, and spiders still to grab and other beings to investigate."

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3 days ago

Time to escape your neighbourhood?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a … View more
Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a beautiful view, or something that makes you smile. You could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
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4 days ago

Clothing Swap fundraiser!

Ashlee from Mount Cook

Community clothing swap event to reduce clothing waste + support local women’s organisations. All genders, sizes, and ages are welcome!

📅 Wednesday 27 July
⏰ 12.30pm – 6.30pm.

📍 Location: Mezzanine Floor Rutherford House, 33 Bunny Street, Pipitea

❗ Bring NO MORE THAN quality… View more
Community clothing swap event to reduce clothing waste + support local women’s organisations. All genders, sizes, and ages are welcome!

📅 Wednesday 27 July
⏰ 12.30pm – 6.30pm.

📍 Location: Mezzanine Floor Rutherford House, 33 Bunny Street, Pipitea

❗ Bring NO MORE THAN quality items of clothing to swap. As we would love to keep the leftover items minimal for our volunteers, we may reserve the right to not accept an item we think may not find a home.

If you don’t have any clothing to part with, you are welcome to enter via donation.

🛍️ BYO shopping bags

💵 Pay-what-you-can per item. Cash and bank transfers accepted.

We’ll splitting proceeds between the Maori Women's Welfare League (mwwl.org.nz) and the National Council of Women New Zealand Wellington Branch.

This event is hosted by the Wellington Branch of the National Council of Women New Zealand, Te Kaunihera Wahine o Aotearoa.

Special thanks to Dress for Success Wellington for donating clothing

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19 days ago

Soft drink rant at supermarkets

Crete from Lyall Bay

Has anyone noticed the price of soft drinks at paknsave this week? Some people won't care but I was shocked yesterday when I shopped in Kilbirnie paknsave and wanted to buy my normal 2.25 litre bottle only to discover that it had increased more than 25% from $3,49 to $4,65. This is … View moreHas anyone noticed the price of soft drinks at paknsave this week? Some people won't care but I was shocked yesterday when I shopped in Kilbirnie paknsave and wanted to buy my normal 2.25 litre bottle only to discover that it had increased more than 25% from $3,49 to $4,65. This is outrageous. When I questioned this they said the supplier stated that because the 1,5litre was on sale from $2.65 to $2 this week the 2,25 litre had to be increased. I compared with Countdown - $4,00 for 1,5l and $3.50 for 2.25. And this is just one thing I noticed. I can only imagine what these super markets are manipulating with other products. I guess I will be drinking water from now on.

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4 days ago

What's On: Home Hosting World Travel

Graham from Hutt Central

As part of our club would you like to host international retirees for 5 nights. We travel and host club members from around the world who reciprocate. Lynnda - tonyandlynnda@gmail.com
Home Hosting World Travel
  • 13 CHILTON GROVE
4 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Kelson based photographer Andrew Gorrie took this picture of a group of tūī . Did you know a flock of tūī is an ecstasy or a battery of tūī?

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4 days ago

Springtime craft

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Brighten up your life and home with these fun party cup dolls, beads of joy and blooming plant pots with your favourite Resene testpot colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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4 days ago

Get Upcycling to win in 2022!

Resene

Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go … View more
Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go all out! Check out some of the previous entires here.

Take part in the 2022 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
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