88 days ago

Become a homestay family

Diana Tan from Scots College

With a growing number of students from around the world, Scots College are looking for more short and long term homestay families.

Hosting a student can be a rewarding experience as you support them in feeling welcome in a new country, discover more about another country and culture, share the beauty of NZ and its culture and develop new friendships that often last long after a student returns home.

If you are interested please find out more online or get in touch with the College.
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More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Where are you renting?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Trade Me's latest figures show Wellington's median rent has topped $600 for the first time. But if you go further afield it's not much better, with the region sitting at $580, and areas like Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kāpiti Coast seeing huge increases in inquiries. Where are you choosing to rent these days?

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13 days ago

Nos12 & 12e Strathmore Park bus route & timetable changes

Glenn from Strathmore Park

From 26th January selected No 12's will travel through Miramar, Kilbirnie and Newtown past the Hospital to the Hutchison terminus (near Toi Whakaari & Junglerama - old "Winter Show" building)
These are weekday only buses leaving Kekerenga St. at 9am,10am,11am, 12mid,1pm & 2pm. All other No.12 buses leaving Kekerenga (including those leaving on the 1/2 hr during the above times) will travel only to Kilbirnie.
Return from Hutchison to Kekerenga will be on the 1/2 hr from 9:30,10:30,etc to 2:30pm. These are timed to be leaving Kilbirnie 8 mins later. All other No.12's will leave only from Kilbirnie
Peak hours No.12e's will continue to run via the Hataitai tunnel to town.
Pickup a timetable from Snapper stores or download from the Metlink site.
Courtesy Strathmore Park Residents Association Inc.

2 days ago

MOA POINT SLUDGE UPDATE

The Team from Wellington Water

The trucking operations that have been operating this week, continue to prevent sludge from being discharged into the Cook Strait. The alternative operation means trucks on 24 hour rotation collect the wastewater treatment byproduct at the Moa Point Treatment Plant, taking it to the landfill at Carey’s Gully.

The operation was today refined by reducing the amount of trucks on the road and splitting them into two shifts of 6-7 trucks each. These trucks are continuing to keep up with demand, and are operating efficiently.

The fault in the pipeline was located yesterday, and we are continuing to plan a repair with a temporary bypass, as well as a long term fix. The location appears to be about 200m inside the tunnel under Mt Albert.

We are working with the local community at Moa Point, and are holding a community meeting on Sunday to update them on the project and address any concerns residents may have.

We will provide further update on Monday 27 January.