Melrose, Wellington

18 hours ago

Restaurant Month: Cheap menus courtesy of Auckland's top dining establishments

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.… View more
Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.

Restaurants included span those from the waterfront to the CBD, and from stalwarts such as Euro, Botswana Butchery and Odettes​ Eatery, to the newcomers and the underdogs.

Viv Beck, Heart of the City chief executive, said this year’s lineup is “more world-class than ever” thanks to the “inspiring lineup of chefs”, some of whom have recently returned to Auckland from stints overseas.

For the full story, see below.

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8 hours ago

Wish dinner time was a little...simpler?

The Team from HelloFresh

Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can … View more
Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can pause, skip or cancel your subscription at any time. You can also switch up your plan sizes and delivery times to suit your household and schedule.

Sign up today and get up to $100 off across your first 4 boxes with code “NEIGHBOUR”. All you need to do is cook!
Order now

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1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Any thoughts on this picture? You will do well to get all four names.

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1 day ago

Homophones

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

Homophones can be confusing! But learning word meanings can help prevent spelling mistakes. What homophones can you think of?

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5 days ago

'Stop' Bump vs speed hump

Sara from Island Bay

Hi neighbours and beyond

I'm all for speed humps and pedestrian crossings especially near schools.
Buttt... I'm really struggling with the new combined crossing/bump on Britomart Street by Berhampore school. It is so harsh that I'm nearly at a stand still to get over it and even … View more
Hi neighbours and beyond

I'm all for speed humps and pedestrian crossings especially near schools.
Buttt... I'm really struggling with the new combined crossing/bump on Britomart Street by Berhampore school. It is so harsh that I'm nearly at a stand still to get over it and even then it's still harsh on my car. I've nearly stalled and get weird looks from kids doing the patrol as they wave me through.
Does anyone else have similar thoughts about it?
I would like to propose to the council that they smooth the harsh edges but they will laugh at me if I'm the only one.
Looking forward to your thoughts

17 hours ago

NEW Wellington Community Pools Facebook page!

Lessi Riccio from Wellington City Council

We now have a new official combined Facebook page for our Wellington Community Pools - Tawa, Karori, Keith Spry, Freyberg, Thorndon and Khandallah. It’s your one stop shop for all pool updates, timetable information and any upcoming fun events.

All of our individual pool pages will be closing … View more
We now have a new official combined Facebook page for our Wellington Community Pools - Tawa, Karori, Keith Spry, Freyberg, Thorndon and Khandallah. It’s your one stop shop for all pool updates, timetable information and any upcoming fun events.

All of our individual pool pages will be closing down on Monday 2 August, so now is the time to follow our new page to get updates on your local pool. This page does not include Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.

Click the read more button below to follow the page now!

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18 hours ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, find a bargain and enjoy a day out in Kapiti.
WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
1 day ago
1 day ago

60+? Book your vaccination now.

The Team from Ministry of Health

Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the … View more
Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the greater our possibilities.

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1 day ago

Homeowners - eligible for a free home energy assessment.

Sustainability Trust

Are your energy bills so high they've got you feeling down? Maybe you're wondering where that draught is coming from or where all that expensive heat is going?

Or maybe your home feels (dare we say it) MOIST?

The truth is that there are lots of things that contribute to how healthy … View more
Are your energy bills so high they've got you feeling down? Maybe you're wondering where that draught is coming from or where all that expensive heat is going?

Or maybe your home feels (dare we say it) MOIST?

The truth is that there are lots of things that contribute to how healthy a home feels and how well it functions.

That's why Wellington City Council in partnership with us (Sustainability Trust) offer free personalised home energy plans specific to your home. The end goal is to arm you with the information you need to create a warm, dry, healthier home. You can even find out if your home is EV or solar ready.

This is a completely free service for homeowners in Wellington City.

Book your free home energy assessment today.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Menswear store Farrys to close down after 30 years

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you still buy suits? Well known wellington business Farrys is closing and it seems Wellingtonians are more happy in sandshoes and jeans than wearing a suit.

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1 day ago

Can you buy a house for $500,000 in Wellington?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Can you still buy a house in Wellington for $500,000. The short answer is yes, no, maybe.
There are currently 52 properties, in the city, listed at $500,000 or less.
Virtually all of those properties are one-bedroom apartments.
There is a one bedroom house in Mt Cook but it is 50 square metres.
If … View more
Can you still buy a house in Wellington for $500,000. The short answer is yes, no, maybe.
There are currently 52 properties, in the city, listed at $500,000 or less.
Virtually all of those properties are one-bedroom apartments.
There is a one bedroom house in Mt Cook but it is 50 square metres.
If you are prepared to live in Masterton (see picture below) or Porirua, you can find something but be prepared to spend a small fortune on renovation.

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1 day ago

Winter Sales at Red Cross Kilbirnie

NZ Red Cross from Red Cross Shop Kilbirnie

Come on in for some cozy deals at Red Cross Kilbirnie.

Currently we have 25% off all coloured tagged pants and 25% off all woollen clothing with blue markings.

Hope to see you here, picking up a bargain!

1 day ago

Street Appeal Collectors Wanted

Millie from St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington

Do you have an hour or more to spare on Friday 24 September?
To raise crucial funds for the Vinnies Welfare and Support Services we’re looking for people like you to join our amazing team of collectors.
Sign-up today: www.vinnies...

ℹ️ What would I be collecting for?
This year, one of the … View more
Do you have an hour or more to spare on Friday 24 September?
To raise crucial funds for the Vinnies Welfare and Support Services we’re looking for people like you to join our amazing team of collectors.
Sign-up today: www.vinnies...

ℹ️ What would I be collecting for?
This year, one of the least well-known but most empowering support services is at the heart of the Vinnies Street Appeal…

On Friday 24 September, you’ll be collecting donations for the Vinnies Supported Employment program. This program provides living-wage employment to adults with intellectual disabilities. Along with the pride, fulfillment, and achievement that comes with earning their own wage, the team enjoy the social benefits of being part of an inclusive group, forming friendships, and having positive experiences.

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1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and pictures by Rosa Marie.

"This afternoon it was off to Pāuatahanui for a kingfisher hunt with a husband who is very good at taking my hints about it being a beautiful day whilst staring at the birds that were flying around outside!
The kingfishers were certainly in the usual place, … View more
Words and pictures by Rosa Marie.

"This afternoon it was off to Pāuatahanui for a kingfisher hunt with a husband who is very good at taking my hints about it being a beautiful day whilst staring at the birds that were flying around outside!
The kingfishers were certainly in the usual place, but not really being social with each other as they were on our previous trip.
I waded out in my wellies but couldn't really get as close to them as I would have wanted to! Here are a few shots of them on various bits of driftwood, some with crabs in their mouths, some without! It was lovely to also capture the spoonbills coming into land to have a feed."

1 day ago

What's On: I AM LOVE Italy 2009

David from Brooklyn

Tilda Swinton's wife to the heir of a wealthy Milanese family, is at the centre of this lush Italian drama. “An all-enveloping feast of sensual pleasures.” –The Times. See https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
I AM LOVE Italy 2009
  • Embassy Grand
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