Makara, Wellington

Caring For You Like Family

Caring For You Like Family

Hear about 91-year-old Dora’s experience as a rest home resident living in a Ryman community.

7 days ago

Poll: Have you had a pen pal?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With the invention of the internet and mobile phone communication, pen pals seem to be a thing of the past but it was a common practice at one point.

Did you have a pen pal? Where did you meet them? Share below!

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Have you had a pen pal?
  • 66.9% Yes
    66.9% Complete
  • 32.8% No
    32.8% Complete
  • 0.3% Other - I'll share below!
    0.3% Complete
891 votes
1 day ago

Update your Covid protection

Health New Zealand

It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever.

The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious illness. It’s free and … View more
It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever.

The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious illness. It’s free and recommended for you and many others as long as you haven’t had the vaccine, or Covid, in the last 6 months.

To book your vaccination, go to BookMyVaccine.nz or talk to your healthcare provider.
Book now

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1 day ago

Here's a new riddle for you, neighbours!

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What kind of lion never roars?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on … View more
What kind of lion never roars?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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1 day ago

Show us your winter craft or DIY projects

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

When we are stuck inside, it can be a time to get creative. And we think Neighbourly members are quite a creative bunch. So, let's fill the Neighbourly newsfeed with crafty creations from across the country.

Share a photo below of your craft projects, recent DIY, or your hobby. You may … View more
When we are stuck inside, it can be a time to get creative. And we think Neighbourly members are quite a creative bunch. So, let's fill the Neighbourly newsfeed with crafty creations from across the country.

Share a photo below of your craft projects, recent DIY, or your hobby. You may just inspire someone else!

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3 hours ago

What's On: Romance from the East

Helen from Woburn

Pei-Ying Pan (Piano) and Jessie Ling (Guzheng) in a concert series featuring this unique instrumental duo.
Romance from the East
  • St Mark's Church Woburn Road
13 days ago

Latest scams to look out for 👀

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly hopes to keep you safe by keeping you informed of the latest scams circulating. This week, we are sharing two common text message scams:

NZTA / Waka Kotahi scam:
- The scam is a text message saying it's from New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, and it encourages the … View more
Neighbourly hopes to keep you safe by keeping you informed of the latest scams circulating. This week, we are sharing two common text message scams:

NZTA / Waka Kotahi scam:
- The scam is a text message saying it's from New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, and it encourages the recipient to pay an overdue road toll by visiting a fake website, threatening to take the matter to court within 15 days if they don’t pay up.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- While it is not the first time toll payments have been utilised by scammers, the threat of court action could see more people fall victim.
- The sender will either be a unknown phone number or unknown email address.
Want to report one of these scams? Do so, on Netsafe

NZ Post scam:
- This scam arrives by test message and says it's from NZ Post.
- The premise is that delivery of your parcel was unsuccessful so in order to rearrange delivery. you must click on a link to give your correct address.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- NZ Post advises people not to click the link, but to report the message to the Department of Internal Affairs by forwarding it to 7726.
Think you may have fallen prey to a scam? Get in touch with Netsafe or contact your bank if it involved your bank details.

Remember, if you didn't expect the message and you are now asked to share personal details or money, then stop contact and seek advice elsewhere.

Feel free to share any below that you've encountered recently. This may help others across the country be aware.

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1 day ago

Botanical Gardens

Heinz from Kelburn

I noticed the lack of visitors to the Gardens on a beautiful sunny day. Just wondered why?

13 hours ago

MPI probe after calves fall from truck in Te Aroha

Libby Totton Reporter from Piako Post

An investigation is underway after three calves fell out the back of a Waitoa Haulage truck on Te Aroha’s Centennial Drive, SH26.

In a statement to Waikato Times police said they were notified at 8.40am on Wednesday morning that a number of cattle had fallen out the back of a truck in the … View more
An investigation is underway after three calves fell out the back of a Waitoa Haulage truck on Te Aroha’s Centennial Drive, SH26.

In a statement to Waikato Times police said they were notified at 8.40am on Wednesday morning that a number of cattle had fallen out the back of a truck in the Centennial Avenue area of Te Aroha. They said animal control were also notified.

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13 hours ago

What do you think would reduce the amount of rubbish in the city?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Our campaign to clean up the rubbish in our city has struck a chord with readers. We said Hamilton can do better, and you agree. Our Saturday lead story had the most comments we’ve had, and the editor’s inbox has been flooded with responses.

How do you think we can reduce the amount of … View more
Our campaign to clean up the rubbish in our city has struck a chord with readers. We said Hamilton can do better, and you agree. Our Saturday lead story had the most comments we’ve had, and the editor’s inbox has been flooded with responses.

How do you think we can reduce the amount of rubbish in the city? Let us know in the comments. (Please add NFP if you don't want your comments used in print.)

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13 hours ago

Is there a dumping hotspot near you?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

An illegal dumping hotspot outside a Kāinga Ora housing complex has cost the state landlord more than $12,000 to clean up, but stopping it from happening remains a difficult job.

The oak tree is outside a 32-home complex on Peachgrove Rd near the intersection with Clyde St in Hamilton East and … View more
An illegal dumping hotspot outside a Kāinga Ora housing complex has cost the state landlord more than $12,000 to clean up, but stopping it from happening remains a difficult job.

The oak tree is outside a 32-home complex on Peachgrove Rd near the intersection with Clyde St in Hamilton East and has mostly been surrounded by rubbish for the last five years.

Is rubbish illegally dumped near you? Let us know in the comments. (Please add NFP if you don't want your comments to appear in print.)

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1 day ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
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12 hours ago

Volunteer Accountant

The Team from Volunteer Wellington

Youthline Wellington are in need of a volunteer accountant. Are you keen to support their vision of ensuring every young person in Aotearoa New Zealand has somewhere to turn for support? The role is responsible for the recording of financial transactions and the day-to-day operation of the … View moreYouthline Wellington are in need of a volunteer accountant. Are you keen to support their vision of ensuring every young person in Aotearoa New Zealand has somewhere to turn for support? The role is responsible for the recording of financial transactions and the day-to-day operation of the accounting software. The volunteer accountant works closely with the Treasurer who is primarily responsible for overseeing the operational and strategic financial affairs of the organisation. You will need to be reliable, organised and have excellent communication skills. For more information, and to register your intertest, visit our website at:
tinyurl.com...

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1 day ago

Hutt News added locations

Hutt News

The Upper Hutt Leader has closed, effective earlier this month on the 1st of July. We have organised store drops of the Hutt News, within the previous Upper Hutt Leader footprint.

The coverage of the Hutt News will remain the same with additional store drops in Eastbourne and Wainuiomata.

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The Upper Hutt Leader has closed, effective earlier this month on the 1st of July. We have organised store drops of the Hutt News, within the previous Upper Hutt Leader footprint.

The coverage of the Hutt News will remain the same with additional store drops in Eastbourne and Wainuiomata.

Would you like to pick up a copy of the Hutt News? You can do so at the below Upper Hutt locations:
Akatarawa Dairy
St Patricks College
Wellington Golf Club
Stream Inn Dairy
Hillside Auto Wreckers
Mitre 10 MEGA Upper Hutt
Chatsworth Stationers
The Salvation Army
Quinn's Post
Torrens House Defence Building
Racecourse Road Cafe and Bar
Te Marua Dairy
Blundell & Mark Real Estate
King Toyota
Newbolds
The Mall
Bentley Real Estate
Ray White
CBD Towers
BrewTown
Upper Hutt Law
Team Harcourts
Tommy's Real Estate
NZ Police
Hawks Inn Motel
Upper Hutt City Council

13 hours ago

This week's winners...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Congratulations to:

Jackie McConway from Blenheim

Zach Miller from Christchurch Central

Sonny Hepi from Otara

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Congratulations to:

Jackie McConway from Blenheim

Zach Miller from Christchurch Central

Sonny Hepi from Otara

Robyn Stewart from Te Aroha

Michael Goomes from Hoon Hay

Get in touch here before the 30th of July, winners!

Not a winner? We do prize draws every Tuesday so check back next week.

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1 day ago

Need Dentures? We can help

Dyverse Dentures

Call now for free consultation

• Complete Denture
• Partial Denture
• Same day Denture relines and repairs
• Provide WINZ Quote and insurance claim.

Contact us at 09 634 4543.
12C Waddon Place, Māngere, Auckland 2022
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14 hours ago

Are you over 80 or know someone who is? Paid research opportunity!

Nicole from Northland

Paid research opportunity:

We are looking for people over the age of 80 from across Aotearoa New Zealand to participate in paid research on memory, cognition, and life skills. You can come to the office or I can come to you.

As a thank you, each person is paid $110 for each session, with an … View more
Paid research opportunity:

We are looking for people over the age of 80 from across Aotearoa New Zealand to participate in paid research on memory, cognition, and life skills. You can come to the office or I can come to you.

As a thank you, each person is paid $110 for each session, with an expected $220 minimum for 3-4 hours.

We are in particular need of people who have not completed university degrees.

Please mention Nicole Winters in the form so you can be matched with Dr Winters in the Wellington region.

You can verify Dr Winters psychology registration with the NZ Psychology Board.


To register interest for you or someone you know:
www.surveymonkey.com...

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1 day ago

2024 ARTS CANTERBURY ART SHOW

Arts Canterbury

9th - 11th of August more than 80 LOCAL artists will be exhibiting at the 2024 Arts Canterbury Art Show at The Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo Street,Christchurch.

OPENING NIGHT:7pm Friday 9th of August with tickets available from Eventbrite.

At the opening receive a complimentary drink and … View more
9th - 11th of August more than 80 LOCAL artists will be exhibiting at the 2024 Arts Canterbury Art Show at The Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo Street,Christchurch.

OPENING NIGHT:7pm Friday 9th of August with tickets available from Eventbrite.

At the opening receive a complimentary drink and nibbles, enjoy the first opportunity to purchase the art and meet the artists.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY: 10am-4pm - gold coin donation on the door.

“Low sensory hour” Sunday 11th of August 9 - 10am with reduced noise, lighting and distractions during this time.
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1 day ago

Doing a stash cleanout? We'll take your yarn!

Suz from Karori

I belong to a group called Crafting Threads of Aroha www.craftingthreadsofaroha.nz... Our volunteers knit, crochet and sew for many good causes, including Birthright, Wellington Hospital, Foster Hope, Refuge, Plunket to name a few. We love to receive your handmade donations, but we also have … View moreI belong to a group called Crafting Threads of Aroha www.craftingthreadsofaroha.nz... Our volunteers knit, crochet and sew for many good causes, including Birthright, Wellington Hospital, Foster Hope, Refuge, Plunket to name a few. We love to receive your handmade donations, but we also have volunteers who love taking donated wool and making it into beautiful hats, slipper, vests, cardis and blankets. We have drop-off locations around the region www.craftingthreadsofaroha.nz...drop-off-points . And of course, we value financial donations which are used to buy the expensive but warm 4ply merino kiwi baby clothes.

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1 day ago

Check your details!

Entrust

If you’ve got a power account and live in central, east or south Auckland, a dividend payment may be coming your way in late September. It’s as easy as looking out for the Entrust pack in your letterbox or email inbox.

Check we have your correct details and update us by Friday 2 August by … View more
If you’ve got a power account and live in central, east or south Auckland, a dividend payment may be coming your way in late September. It’s as easy as looking out for the Entrust pack in your letterbox or email inbox.

Check we have your correct details and update us by Friday 2 August by email, mail or through the secure web link provided in your email or letter.
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10 days ago

Ngaio Repair Cafe

Sandi from Crofton Downs

Saturday 20 July
10- 1pm

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1 day ago

Freebie Fridays (a deal just for our local neighbours)!

Stripped Electrical

Hey neighbours, we’re new to the platform and we’re super stoked to be here!

For those that don’t know us, we’re Stripped Electrical Ltd ⚡️ A husband and wife owned small business with two fantastic team additions; Ben & Josh 👦👦 and a strong-minded mini-boss; Isabella 👧
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Hey neighbours, we’re new to the platform and we’re super stoked to be here!

For those that don’t know us, we’re Stripped Electrical Ltd ⚡️ A husband and wife owned small business with two fantastic team additions; Ben & Josh 👦👦 and a strong-minded mini-boss; Isabella 👧

OUR OFFER TO YOU!

With launching our profile to neighbourly, we want to show and share our support for our local communities and individuals needing small electrical works taken care of at a fair price, that’s why we’re introducing Freebie Fridays 🎉

Freebie Fridays is going to be a weekly offering where we wipe Administration & Vehicle Services charges for all local small job bookings. This is for 1-2 hour local jobs from Raumati - Peka Peka.

Recent trials have shown that this is a win-win for keeping our team busy and keeping small jobs for our local community affordable so make sure you call, text or email to book your spot in advance!

We can’t wait to meet you ☺️
- Josh, Joe, Isabella, Ben & Sam (as pictured)
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1 day ago

Recent product recalls

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

These items have been recalled this month. If you have one of these items at home, click on the title to see the details to ensure it is not a risk to your household.

Food Recalls
Kiki seed crackers
My Food Bag Ltg white sesame seeds
Couplands mince & vege pie
Ghiotti mozarella cheese
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These items have been recalled this month. If you have one of these items at home, click on the title to see the details to ensure it is not a risk to your household.

Food Recalls
Kiki seed crackers
My Food Bag Ltg white sesame seeds
Couplands mince & vege pie
Ghiotti mozarella cheese
Papamoa Spice King sesame seeds
Mahadeo Spices and Produce Warehouse sesame seeds and Qandahari Bazaar sesame seeds
Sesame seeds from these following brands / stores: Bin Inn, Scrumptious, Bare Refill, Grand Market, Classic Taste, Food 4 Less and Apna.
Doughboys bread products
New World Wanaka spaghetti & meatballs
Essente mixed nuts
Hubbards brand BeMighty granola blueberry & seeds

Product Recalls
Zodiac swimming pool heat pump
Rubber duckie toy
H&M children/baby pyjamas
CFMOTO Youth All Terrain vehicle
Magnetic Ball set
Vehicle recalls can be found here.

We hope this message was helpful in keeping you and your family safe.

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1 day ago

Check your details!

Entrust

If you’ve got a power account and live in central, east or south Auckland, a dividend payment may be coming your way in late September. It’s as easy as looking out for the Entrust pack in your letterbox or email inbox.

Check we have your correct details and update us by Friday 2 August by … View more
If you’ve got a power account and live in central, east or south Auckland, a dividend payment may be coming your way in late September. It’s as easy as looking out for the Entrust pack in your letterbox or email inbox.

Check we have your correct details and update us by Friday 2 August by email, mail or through the secure web link provided in your email or letter.
Find out more

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6 days ago

Older Bernina - pre computerisation or early computerisation

Sandi from Crofton Downs

anyone got an old Bernina lying around not being used. I prefer the older models. Happy to pay market rates

3 days ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

Heart Foundation Lottery

For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Mangawhai, worth almost $1.4 million dollars.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new … View more
For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Mangawhai, worth almost $1.4 million dollars.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, a rental, or you can simply sell it!

Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
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12 days ago

Let's get social

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tell us what groups you'd like to see in your area...(walking groups, coffee meet-ups, swing dancing, a family tree group - anything at all!)

Or if you are already in a great group, share it here for others to get involved.

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4 days ago

Leave ‘Em Laughing, one more time

Circa Theatre

Some people are born to entertain and that is what Jane Keller has done.

Now in the embodiment of limitless age, Jane is set to bring her power vocals to the Circa stage from July 27th in her last solo show. Accompanied by her friend and collaborator Michael Nicholas Williams on piano, this is … View more
Some people are born to entertain and that is what Jane Keller has done.

Now in the embodiment of limitless age, Jane is set to bring her power vocals to the Circa stage from July 27th in her last solo show. Accompanied by her friend and collaborator Michael Nicholas Williams on piano, this is the winter warmer you have been waiting for.

Grab a friend, grab a drink and grab a seat. Let’s Leave ‘Em Laughing!
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5 days ago

Kids' planter box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

It’s easy to create your very own colourful planter box, with the kids or for the kids to enjoy, from an old wooden drawer and Resene testpots.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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4 days ago

Cosy up with a fresh cup of coffee and a magazine

mags4gifts

Winter is well and truly here, and we’re helping you keep your cup full and your mind entertained. Simply purchase or gift a subscription via mags4gifts.co.nz before 31 July and you’ll automatically be placed in the draw to win 1 of 3 Delonghi Espresso Coffee Makers worth $229* each!

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Winter is well and truly here, and we’re helping you keep your cup full and your mind entertained. Simply purchase or gift a subscription via mags4gifts.co.nz before 31 July and you’ll automatically be placed in the draw to win 1 of 3 Delonghi Espresso Coffee Makers worth $229* each!

With over 50 titles to choose from, there’s something for everyone. *T&Cs apply
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5 days ago

***SAVE THE DATE*** Miramar Makers Market - Saturday, 20 July 2024

Sharon from Karori

Looking for something fun to do this weekend??

Then pop on over to the Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre from 10am - 3pm this Saturday, 20th July and check out the Miramar Makers Market!

There will be an amazing selection of gorgeous art and craft on offer, as well as a huge selection of… View more
Looking for something fun to do this weekend??

Then pop on over to the Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre from 10am - 3pm this Saturday, 20th July and check out the Miramar Makers Market!

There will be an amazing selection of gorgeous art and craft on offer, as well as a huge selection of yummy food to fill your bellies!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

DATE: Saturday, 20 July 2024
TIME: 10am - 3pm
LOCATION: Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre, 26 Chelsea Street, Miramar, Wellington
LINK TO FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE : www.facebook.com...

6 days ago

For the aroha of this place.

GWRC

You might have seen earthworks at the riverbed of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, and wondered what’s going on.

From strengthening banks to rebuilding rock structures, the work we are doing improves flood resilience.

By improving our defence against a flooding event, we protect our people … View more
You might have seen earthworks at the riverbed of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, and wondered what’s going on.

From strengthening banks to rebuilding rock structures, the work we are doing improves flood resilience.

By improving our defence against a flooding event, we protect our people and homes and keep business running as usual.

To find out more, visit gw.govt.nz/floodprotection
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6 days ago

Glaucoma NZ free patient symposium

Glaucoma NZ

We look forward to welcoming you to the Glaucoma NZ Taupo Patient Symposium, 10am on Saturday 27th July at Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre.

Dr Colin Parsloe, Dr Derrell Meyer, and the team from Rotorua Eye Clinic will join us alongside local optometrist Ross Gordon from Taupo Visioncare. … View more
We look forward to welcoming you to the Glaucoma NZ Taupo Patient Symposium, 10am on Saturday 27th July at Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre.

Dr Colin Parsloe, Dr Derrell Meyer, and the team from Rotorua Eye Clinic will join us alongside local optometrist Ross Gordon from Taupo Visioncare. This is your chance to learn more about glaucoma, the latest treatments and surgeries, and what you need to know about glaucoma eye drops.

Morning tea will be served following question time. Please complete our online form to register your attendance and to receive a reminder notice leading up to the event.
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6 days ago

A Whole New Lifestyle

Acacia Cove

Care, Community, And Connection

Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, … View more
Care, Community, And Connection

Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, bowling green and gym.

Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you’ll have the security of a 24 hour, fully monitored emergency call system built in.
If you’re aged 60 or over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Bruce to book a visit today!
(09) 268 8522.
admin@ocaciacove.co.nz
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6 days ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Levin

Mid Central DHB

Levin Mobile, next to War Memorial, Queen Street, Levin.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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6 days ago

For the aroha of this place.

GWRC

You might have seen earthworks at the riverbed of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, and wondered what’s going on.

From strengthening banks to rebuilding rock structures, the work we are doing improves flood resilience.

By improving our defence against a flooding event, we protect our people … View more
You might have seen earthworks at the riverbed of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, and wondered what’s going on.

From strengthening banks to rebuilding rock structures, the work we are doing improves flood resilience.

By improving our defence against a flooding event, we protect our people and homes and keep business running as usual.

To find out more, visit gw.govt.nz/floodprotection
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