Kingston, Wellington

13 minutes ago

Local hero: Mary Potter nurse, Amanda Haye

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

When Amanda Haye finishes work at the end of the day, she knows she has done some good. Amanda works as a Hospice @ Home nurse with Mary Potter Hospice – a team which provides care for patients and their families in their home.
"It is great being able to be a comfort, and provide … View more
When Amanda Haye finishes work at the end of the day, she knows she has done some good. Amanda works as a Hospice @ Home nurse with Mary Potter Hospice – a team which provides care for patients and their families in their home.
"It is great being able to be a comfort, and provide compassionate and quality nursing care in one of the most difficult periods of a person's life. It is an absolute privilege to do it in their own home. To serve patients in the community is phenomenal."
Many people assume the Hospice is a sad place to work. This couldn’t be further from the truth, according to Amanda.
“It is helping people feel like they are truly living. That may mean helping them organise a fishing trip, a family holiday or a meal at their favourite restaurant. We want people to enjoy every part of their life. Even when their life is coming to an end” Working alongside a multidisciplinary team was a huge help, Amanda says.

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5 days ago

Dog survey closing soon

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

There's still time to complete our local dog owner survey!

We want to hear from local kūri/dog owners to help us better understand how Wellingtonians use our dog services and how they could be improved.

It only takes 5 minutes to complete and closes on Friday 26 February. Head to: … View more
There's still time to complete our local dog owner survey!

We want to hear from local kūri/dog owners to help us better understand how Wellingtonians use our dog services and how they could be improved.

It only takes 5 minutes to complete and closes on Friday 26 February. Head to: wellington.govt.nz...

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7 hours ago

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3 days ago

Nine minutes of fireworks cost cash-strapped council $175,000

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you support the council paying for fireworks?
Wellington City Council spent more than $175,000 on a fireworks display that exploded over a city facing a funding crisis, a rates hike, and a range of controversial cuts.
The council is considering a rates rise of up to 17 per cent and is scrambling… View more
Do you support the council paying for fireworks?
Wellington City Council spent more than $175,000 on a fireworks display that exploded over a city facing a funding crisis, a rates hike, and a range of controversial cuts.
The council is considering a rates rise of up to 17 per cent and is scrambling to save money as it deals with a wave of big costs such as ageing pipes, a Central Library refit, and the Let’s Get Wellington Moving transport package.
The council last week ditched an idea, proposed by Mayor Andy Foster, to save $120,000 in the coming year by getting rid of a programme of free pool entry for under-fives. But others remaining in the queue for possible cuts include a new Chinese gardens, cutting of some library funding for books, and some capital replacements.

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3 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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2 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Grover

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.
This week we feature Grover who belongs to Jeremy Brabant. "This is Grover who lives in Paraparaumu Beach and loves posing for the … View more
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.
This week we feature Grover who belongs to Jeremy Brabant. "This is Grover who lives in Paraparaumu Beach and loves posing for the camera."

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1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Harry

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Harry from the Wellington SPCA.

"I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who … View more
Meet Harry from the Wellington SPCA.

"I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who will have me around them, either as a solely indoor rabbit, or mostly indoors. I will need a large outdoor area with a weatherproof hutch or shelter for days when the weather is nice. I will need to be inside as part of the family at night, so a hutch or area inside with you is important. I would also like a female rabbit for company, so if you have a lonely rabbit maybe we could be friends?"

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20 hours ago

Free delonghi column heater.

Lisa from Kingston

Has been used in the garage so some rust but still goes. Free

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5 days ago

What's On: I AM LOVE Italy 2009

David from Brooklyn

As wife in a wealthy Milanese family, Tilda Swinton is at the centre of Luca Guadagnino's lush drama. “An exquisite, all-enveloping feast of sensual pleasures.” –The Times. Trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
I AM LOVE Italy 2009
  • Embassy Grand
1 day ago

Our services and facilities at Alert Level 2

Seamus Boyer from Wellington City Council

Kia ora Pōneke. We're now in in Alert Level 2 until 6am Sunday, 7 March.

Please remember to stay home if you're unwell, practise good hygiene, and record your movements.

All our updated facility and service info is here: wellington.govt.nz...

Here is our Level 2 events info: … View more
Kia ora Pōneke. We're now in in Alert Level 2 until 6am Sunday, 7 March.

Please remember to stay home if you're unwell, practise good hygiene, and record your movements.

All our updated facility and service info is here: wellington.govt.nz...

Here is our Level 2 events info: wellington.govt.nz...

The official Alert Level 2 guidelines are here: covid19.govt.nz...

We can do this, Wellington!

#BeKind #OurWellington #TōTātouPōneke

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1 day ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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1 day ago

Your neighbourhood is now at Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could … View more
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.

Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.

If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
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Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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1 day ago

Wellington going into COVID Alert Level 2

Seamus Boyer from Wellington City Council

Argh, bad news Pōneke.

From 6am on Sunday, 28 February, Wellington is heading back to COVID Alert Level 2 for seven days, along with most of the country. Auckland will go to Alert Level 3 for the same period.

We've done it before, we can do it again.

We'll update our service and … View more
Argh, bad news Pōneke.

From 6am on Sunday, 28 February, Wellington is heading back to COVID Alert Level 2 for seven days, along with most of the country. Auckland will go to Alert Level 3 for the same period.

We've done it before, we can do it again.

We'll update our service and facilities info as soon as we can.

For a refresh on Alert Level 2 rules: covid19.govt.nz...

For all official COVID information: covid19.govt.nz...

#BeKind #OurWellington #TōTātouPōneke

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4 days ago

Poll: Do you have confidence in Mayor Andy Foster?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

There are increasing calls for an independent review of the way Mayor Andy Foster is performing.
On Wednesday he announced an independent review into the governance of elected members.
There have also been calls for the the Auditor-General to investigate Foster’s eleventh-hour proposal to sell … View more
There are increasing calls for an independent review of the way Mayor Andy Foster is performing.
On Wednesday he announced an independent review into the governance of elected members.
There have also been calls for the the Auditor-General to investigate Foster’s eleventh-hour proposal to sell part of the Wellington library building.
Do you think he is doing a good job?
If you do not want your comments used by Stuff please put NFP.

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Do you have confidence in Mayor Andy Foster?
  • 19.9% Yes
    19.9% Complete
  • 64.9% No
    64.9% Complete
  • 15.2% Not sure
    15.2% Complete
453 votes
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1 day ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Thursdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 044996648 for information. Gold coin donation appreciated
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • Tawa Community Centre
2 days ago

Do you need a landscape gardener?

Joshua from Kilbirnie Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Is your garden messy, overgrown or just in need of a clean-up? We’ve got general garden maintenance for that. How about ugly banks? A slope in your garden that keeps slipping? We’ve got retaining walls for that! Price Smart will take any ideas you have for your garden and help bring them from … View moreIs your garden messy, overgrown or just in need of a clean-up? We’ve got general garden maintenance for that. How about ugly banks? A slope in your garden that keeps slipping? We’ve got retaining walls for that! Price Smart will take any ideas you have for your garden and help bring them from design to reality.
Don’t look any further, give us a call at 027 548 9818 or Visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... for a reasonable estimate.

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