Makara, Wellington

7 hours ago

Don't forget to change your clocks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a… View more
New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a seamless transition, with modern electronic devices adjusting automatically. However, older devices may need to be adjusted manually.
Do not forget it is also a good time to check emergency plans, survival kits and smoke alarms.

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1 day ago

What should the council do with Te Aro Park?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A central Wellington park has become a magnet for “anti-social behaviour” with a new report detailing reports of drug dealing, violence, and sexual assault.

The Wellington City Council report, published, found “a consistent level of anti-social behaviour” at Te Aro Park on Wellington’s … View more
A central Wellington park has become a magnet for “anti-social behaviour” with a new report detailing reports of drug dealing, violence, and sexual assault.

The Wellington City Council report, published, found “a consistent level of anti-social behaviour” at Te Aro Park on Wellington’s Golden Mile, which was higher than other central city parks.

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3 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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4 days ago

Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here: bit.ly...

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email whaitua@gw.govt.nz if you’d like… View more
If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here: bit.ly...

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email whaitua@gw.govt.nz if you’d like to be kept up to date on the latest news coming from the committee.

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4 days ago

What do you think of Facebook?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Porirua mayor Anita Baker has decided to no longer use Facebook.
She says the level of abuse has given her no other choice.
What is your experience of Facebook?

If you do not want your comments used in a story, please put NFP (Not for Publication).

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1 day ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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3 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Another easy one this week. Where is it and what are your memories?

Photograph comes courtesy of Graham Stewart and the Woolf Collection

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1 day ago

Linden pop-up hub

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

Join us for this free event where there will be a light lunch, a cuppa and some friendly chats at the monthly hub.

When: 6th October at 1pm - 2.30pm
Where: Linden Community Centre, 10 Linden Ave, Tawa

Call 04 499 6648 for more information.

1 day ago

Tātou Rohe Our Region September 25

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

Another edition of our community newsletter, Tātou Rohe, is hot off the press! Read it here: bit.ly...

Sign-up to receive this bi-weekly update direct to your inbox at gw.govt.nz/tatou-rohe

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1 day ago

Finally, some rugby!

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

We are finally going to get some rugby to watch. It’s all on Sky Stadium this evening with two epic games of footy. The Wellington Pride kick things off with a clash against Manawatu Cyclones women's at 4:35pm.
Then, the Lions go head-to-head with Bay of Plenty Rugby at 7:35pm. Tickets … View more
We are finally going to get some rugby to watch. It’s all on Sky Stadium this evening with two epic games of footy. The Wellington Pride kick things off with a clash against Manawatu Cyclones women's at 4:35pm.
Then, the Lions go head-to-head with Bay of Plenty Rugby at 7:35pm. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

1 day ago

Blooming traffic chaos

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The popularity of 300 cherry trees in full bloom near a busy state highway has forced the transport agency to step in over safety concerns.

More than 5000 people visited the Aston Norwood Cafe & Function Centre’s Japanese-inspired garden last weekend causing chaos along the adjacent State … View more
The popularity of 300 cherry trees in full bloom near a busy state highway has forced the transport agency to step in over safety concerns.

More than 5000 people visited the Aston Norwood Cafe & Function Centre’s Japanese-inspired garden last weekend causing chaos along the adjacent State Highway 2 in Upper Hutt.
Aston Norwood owner Mark Rammell said the volume of traffic outside his business caused gridlocks throughout the weekend. Punters began parking along the margins of the roadway up to 500 metres away after the facility’s 270 carparks filled up.
NZTA is putting in extra parking and road markings to deal with the influx.

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1 day ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

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

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1 day ago

Wellington Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions (Home & Garden)

It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden … View more
It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden Exhibitors, featuring everything from featuring Kitchens, Builders, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Homewares, Art, and more! Be sure to check out the ‘Set the Mood’ Interior Design challenge and the Springfree Family Zone.

Save the date in your diaries and connect with local businesses from the 2 – 4 October 2020 at the Wellington Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
Sky Stadium, Wellington.
Adults $8
Gold Card Friday $4
Under 16 free
Find out more

1 day ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
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2 days ago

YOUR VOICE

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

We would love to hear from our readers. Please share a few lines about your hobbies, a recipe, a pattern, a story, artwork, a poem... We'd like to read about anything that you think other readers would enjoy!

Every two months, we will draw a winner. The winning entry will take home a $50 … View more
We would love to hear from our readers. Please share a few lines about your hobbies, a recipe, a pattern, a story, artwork, a poem... We'd like to read about anything that you think other readers would enjoy!

Every two months, we will draw a winner. The winning entry will take home a $50 Countdown voucher, generously donated by the team at Countdown.

Please email your entries to: 
news@ageconcernwellington.org.nz
Or mail your entries to:
Age Concern Wellington (Re: Your Voice), PO Box 11-108, Wellington, 6142

Terms and Conditions:
By submitting an entry, you grant permission to Age Concern Wellington to publish your entry in their newsletters and on their website. Only winning entries will receive a prize. All entries remain the property of the entrant. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. Prizes will be mailed to the winners.

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2 days ago

What's On: Waikanae Spring Market 2020

Jane from Waikanae Beach

With over 100 stalls plus entertainment, this is always a great day out, so come and join us between 9.00 and 2.00!!
Waikanae Spring Market 2020
  • Mahara Place
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