56 days ago

Weed problem on wire mesh street railing!

Ingrid from Brooklyn

The wire mesh that is increasingly appearing on Wellington's timber street railing I think is a mistake. I assume mesh is being used to save repair costs. Also, possibly traditional timber street railing is now not considered safe? The mesh is fast attracting large swathes of weeds as it the perfect surface for climbing on!.... How is the council going to control the weeds from covering the mesh?....Increase the amount of weed spraying? Also, surely repainting the timber beneath the mesh could be problematic? Simply repairing the existing timber railing would be the best option and adding in more timber rails (if safety is a problem). Wellington's traditional timber street railing is worth saving ....and looks far better than wire mesh.
Note: One photo shows how a mesh area has now become an ivy hedge!.

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1 day ago


The National Team from SPCA - Wellington Centre

Do you work in an office? Does your workplace have empty photocopy paper box lids lying around?

Our SPCA Wellington Centre has almost completely run out of and we are in DESPERATE need for paper box lids 😰

We use the lids of the photocopy boxes as disposable litter trays for kittens, and in the middle of kitten season, we need them more than ever!

We are so reliant on donations like these from the generous Wellington public and unfortunately, we are completely running out and need your help! 😰

If you're clearing out paper trays from your office or home, we would be SO grateful if you could consider dropping them off at our centre.

We are located at 140 Alexandra Road, Newtown, and it would mean so much to us!

16 hours ago

Swan plants desperately needed

Janine from Berhampore

Hi there. My caterpillars are chomping fast and haven’t found a nursery yet that has some spare swan plants. Anyone out there who might have a plant or two to spare? Happy to pay. Can pick up on weekend if not too far from Berhampore. Thanks neighbours! Janine.

2 hours ago

Poll: Should parking prices rise in Wellington to keep rates down?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington City Council is short on cash and mulling a parking fees hike. Options on the table include night parking charges or expanding the CBD area of high-price parking. Or they could always just increase rates. www.stuff.co.nz...

Should parking prices rise in Wellington to keep rates down?
  • 30% Yes, make night owls pay for parking.
    30% Complete
  • 22% Yes, make people who park on CBD fringes pay more.
    22% Complete
  • 48% No, let ratepayers foot the bill.
    48% Complete
50 votes