Lyall Bay, Wellington

2 hours ago

What creative events could bring some life to Civic Square?

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

Te Ngākau Civic Square is empty. The City to Sea Bridge, the Civic Administration Building, the Library, Capital E, and the Town Hall all have seismic issues meaning, apart from a few lunchtime visitors, the square is very quiet. We'd like to hear what you have to say on bringing back some … View moreTe Ngākau Civic Square is empty. The City to Sea Bridge, the Civic Administration Building, the Library, Capital E, and the Town Hall all have seismic issues meaning, apart from a few lunchtime visitors, the square is very quiet. We'd like to hear what you have to say on bringing back some life to the square - it could be holding open-night movies, turning it into a craft fair or staging theatrical and music performances. Just add a comment below.

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3 hours ago

❗ GIVEAWAY ❗

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Fun fact… it’s 537 steps up Baldwin Street in Dunedin – that means you’d have to walk up it almost 19 times to get 10,000 steps! Thanks to Hannah, our legendary Community Fundraising Coordinator for stepping up to the challenge.

We still have plenty of New Zealand Red Cross Cups to give … View more
Fun fact… it’s 537 steps up Baldwin Street in Dunedin – that means you’d have to walk up it almost 19 times to get 10,000 steps! Thanks to Hannah, our legendary Community Fundraising Coordinator for stepping up to the challenge.

We still have plenty of New Zealand Red Cross Cups to give away. All you need to do is sign up to Red Cross Journey, be one of the first 100 participants to raise $100 and we’ll send you a KeepCup!

Red Cross Journey is our annual fundraising step challenge - with a difference. Walk 10,000 steps a day for 21 days and learn about the journey of someone involved with Red Cross while raising funds to help people in need.

For more information or to make a donation, visit: www.redcrossjourney.org.nz...

Thank you for your support.

4 days ago

Young performers

Geoff from Seatoun

The Rock Academy is hosting another Performers Concert on the 10th of September at Fringe Bar. It is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to perform live on stage. They can either play or sing by themselves or accompanied by their tutor or a friend.

Suitable for beginners too advanced. … View more
The Rock Academy is hosting another Performers Concert on the 10th of September at Fringe Bar. It is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to perform live on stage. They can either play or sing by themselves or accompanied by their tutor or a friend.

Suitable for beginners too advanced. Singers, guitar, ukulele, piano, bass and drums.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Details:
Fringe Bar - Allen Street
Tuesday 10th September 2019
6pm to 730pm
Entry is $2.50 per person.

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8 hours ago

Make a bold statement...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kilbirnie

Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design creating using two Resene colours and a clear finish.

Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find … View more
Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design creating using two Resene colours and a clear finish.

Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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8 hours ago

The spirit of competition

Jane Fisher from Newtown Toastmasters

Competitions are a big part of Toastmasters life - whether you're a participant or helping with the proceedings as a Chair, timer or judge.

Everyone's welcome to support the speakers and be entertained at our Humorous and Table Topics contest next Wednesday, 28 August at Newtown … View more
Competitions are a big part of Toastmasters life - whether you're a participant or helping with the proceedings as a Chair, timer or judge.

Everyone's welcome to support the speakers and be entertained at our Humorous and Table Topics contest next Wednesday, 28 August at Newtown Community Centre. Who knows - next season it could be your turn :)

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15 hours ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and … View more
When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
Visit us online

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2 days ago

Want a GREAT night out at THE GREAT DEBATE? Thursday 29th August 2019

Clare from Hataitai

The bustastrophe might be a cruel joke for many, but you can still have the last laugh at one of Wellington’s best-known celebrity debates. Going by past years, the 'wheels on the bus' moot this year will just be the starting point for a free, frank, fast and furious roasting of the … View moreThe bustastrophe might be a cruel joke for many, but you can still have the last laugh at one of Wellington’s best-known celebrity debates. Going by past years, the 'wheels on the bus' moot this year will just be the starting point for a free, frank, fast and furious roasting of the bus fiasco. As well as an evening of witty repartee and soaring oratory, there are prizes, nibbles, drinks and musical entertainment with locals The Wooden Box Band, all at The Pines on Wellington’s south coast.

TICKETS $25 BUY HERE: the-great-debate.lilregie.com...
Website: www.facebook.com...
Enquiries: hvpc.greatdebate@gmail.com

Started 22 years ago by Annette King, The Great Debate is held annually as a fundraiser for Houghton Valley Playcentre, and has achieved a minor notoriety for its ribald take on current events, with prominent figures such as Grant Robertson, Winston Peters sparring. This year Dave Armstrong, Paul Eagle, Georgina Campbell, and a strong line-up of local councillors including Brian Dawson, David Lee and Daran Ponter, will duke it out over the bus route brouhaha.

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4 days ago

Have you changed your commuting habits?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Driver shortages, power outages and timetable changes are affecting Wellington's public transport, while the roads are increasingly congested and slowed by roadworks. How are you dealing with commuter frustrations? Have you changed your commuting habits in the past year? (Please mark comments … View moreDriver shortages, power outages and timetable changes are affecting Wellington's public transport, while the roads are increasingly congested and slowed by roadworks. How are you dealing with commuter frustrations? Have you changed your commuting habits in the past year? (Please mark comments not for print NFP)

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1 day 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 property … 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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4 days ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing… View more
The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 15.4% Rates
    15.4% Complete
  • 16.5% Housing
    16.5% Complete
  • 6.7% Roads
    6.7% Complete
  • 36% Public transport
    36% Complete
  • 1.6% Water
    1.6% Complete
  • 4.6% Waste
    4.6% Complete
  • 10.1% Climate + environment
    10.1% Complete
  • 6.7% Infrastructure
    6.7% Complete
  • 2.5% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    2.5% Complete
436 votes
1 day ago

Stand alone gas stove and oven

Moneel from Kilbirnie

Stainless steel good Cond. Any offers. Pick up kilbirnie

Negotiable

1 day ago

Lazyboy white leather chair

Andrew from Miramar

Lazyboy style white cream leather chair (extending recliner footrest).
Very comfortable, but we need it gone.
Buyer must pick up, call or text Andrew on 0297761914.

Negotiable

1 day ago

Are you waiting for surgery? We'd love to chat

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" … View more
Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" enough.

If you're happy to chat and potentially be part of a story about this, please get in touch with Thomas through his email: thomas.coughlan@stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Bikes for sale

Sheevang from Kingston

I'm now selling my 3 bikes for 1500

Price: $1,500

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