Mount Victoria, Wellington

6 hours ago

Stumps called for Basin Reserve groundsman Wes Armstrong

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you remember Wes Armstrong at the Basin Reserve?
The name Wes Armstrong will forever be linked with Wellington’s Basin Reserve.
The 88 year-old died last week and his life will be celebrated with a service at the Poneke Rugby Club on Tuesday.
Armstrong spent 22 years tending his beloved Basin … View more
Do you remember Wes Armstrong at the Basin Reserve?
The name Wes Armstrong will forever be linked with Wellington’s Basin Reserve.
The 88 year-old died last week and his life will be celebrated with a service at the Poneke Rugby Club on Tuesday.
Armstrong spent 22 years tending his beloved Basin Reserve wicket and in an era where groundsmen ruled the roost, he was very much his own boss.

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17 minutes ago

SuperSeniors June

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and … View more
The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and Andrea Gaskin, Director and Founder of charity organisation Connect the Dots, about how she’s making the art scene in Auckland accessible to seniors.

There’s advice on how to eat healthy, how to get tech savvy, and updated laws for renters and landlords.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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6 hours ago

What's On: THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES Iran

David from Brooklyn

Abbas Kiarostami's multi-layered film-about-filmmaking is "a witty, poignant, illuminating film about cinema’s potential as a unifying force… Sheer brilliance.” -Time Out. For details and trailer see https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES Iran
  • Embassy Grand
20 hours ago

Hi

Trinity from Te Aro

Can anyone help out with food please I’m starving and have no food in the fridge at all. Been trying to hold out till Thursday. They have a free feed tomorrow in town but isn’t going to last 😞 please

8 hours ago

7 ‘Unexpected’ Things You Can Clean with Laundry Detergent

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

Laundry detergent is a powerful cleaning agent. But did you know that it can do much more than just clean your clothes? The stuff can be multifunctional in your household. For example, you can use both the liquid and powder version for your drain, oven or car. We have listed seven things that you … View moreLaundry detergent is a powerful cleaning agent. But did you know that it can do much more than just clean your clothes? The stuff can be multifunctional in your household. For example, you can use both the liquid and powder version for your drain, oven or car. We have listed seven things that you can clean with laundry detergent.

1. Unclogging the drain

Is your drain clogged up? Don’t call a plumber just yet; try this trick first. Pour about 60 millilitres of laundry detergent into the sink and then (slowly) pour a litre of boiling water down the drain. The hot water and the liquid detergent work together to flush out the blockage. That saves you another visit from the plumber.

2. Making all-purpose cleaner

It is also perfectly fine to use laundry detergent to make all-purpose cleaner. To do this, mix 80 millilitres of bleach, 4.5 litres of water and a teaspoon of laundry detergent together. It works surprisingly well on walls, in the bathroom and on almost any other surface in the house.

3. Removing stains

When you think about it, it makes sense that the same stain-fighting properties that help clean your clothes, also work on upholstery and carpet. Apply powder detergent to a stain and rub it gently with a wet cloth to work the detergent into the stain. Wait five minutes, then wipe off the excess powder and repeat until the stain is gone.

4. Washing the car


Laundry detergent is ideal for cleaning the outside of the car. It removes dirt with ease. Makes sure to dilute the detergent fist. Just one tablespoon of laundry detergent per bucket of water should be enough. A solution that is too concentrated could damage the paintwork of your car, which is something we want to avoid! Of course, you can also use laundry detergent for the interior of the car, as described above.


Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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15 hours ago

Fibre installation made easy

The Team from Chorus

Find out what’s involved in getting fibre installed at your place with our new series of videos. Funny and informative you’ll be an expert in no time. Watch now

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15 hours ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Hi Neighbours, make use of our free recruitment service and advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz. We have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your business.
Enquire through our online job board and our team will be in touch, easy!

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1 day ago

What's On: Choral Evensong

Marie from Trentham

The Friends of Old St Paul's are celebrating the 155th Anniversary of The Consecration of St. Paul's in 1866. with a choral evensong All are welcome.
Choral Evensong
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1 day ago

Will you help us keep woofers warm over winter?

The National Team from SPCA - Wellington Centre

This winter, our SPCA Wellington and Masterton Centres are heading out into the community to supply blankets and jackets to dogs living outside in kennels in the Wellington and Wairarapa region.

Just like us, animals feel the chill and over the winter months, so it’s important to provide your … View more
This winter, our SPCA Wellington and Masterton Centres are heading out into the community to supply blankets and jackets to dogs living outside in kennels in the Wellington and Wairarapa region.

Just like us, animals feel the chill and over the winter months, so it’s important to provide your pets with extra shelter and more blankets to keep them dry and warm. It’s getting cold out there and our animals need protection from the elements too!

SPCA doesn’t want to see any dogs going without this winter. But... we need YOUR help to make this happen! Do you have any unused blankets or dog jackets? Our Wellington and Masterton Centres would greatly appreciate any donations of blankets and dog jackets to help canines out in the cold! Your donations will be vital in making a difference for dogs in our community.

If you have any blankets or dog jackets that you would like to donate, these can be dropped off at our Wellington or Masterton Centres, or at one of the following locations listed on our website: www.spca.nz.... We will be accepting donations for two weeks, from today till the 27 June.

Is your outside dog in need of a blanket for their kennel and a jacket this winter? Or do you know someone who would appreciate these items for their outdoor canine? Please reach out to our team by emailing wellington.info@spca.nz, with information on how many dogs require blankets and their sizes, and our team will be in touch.

PLEASE NOTE: This service is only available in Wellington and Wairarapa. Conditions apply, for more information please visit our website at www.spca.nz...

📸: Jo Moore Photographer

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1 day ago

Mid Winter Sale

NZ Red Cross from Red Cross Shop Kilbirnie

It’s cold outside! Pop into our shop in Kilbirnie and warm up in your new winter outfit from our great range!

1 day ago

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Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

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3 days ago

Fed up with your untidy garden?

Joshua from Kilbirnie Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Our team of landscape gardeners will help you with the garden tidy-up and built brand-new garden edging. The best options to keep your beloved garden neat and under control. We work with a range of materials including railway sleepers. Stop looking further, give us a call at 027 252 1771 or go to … View moreOur team of landscape gardeners will help you with the garden tidy-up and built brand-new garden edging. The best options to keep your beloved garden neat and under control. We work with a range of materials including railway sleepers. Stop looking further, give us a call at 027 252 1771 or go to www.pricesmart.co.nz... to organize a site visit.

3 days ago

Pet of the Day: Our Millie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Ricard Gray is the proud owner of Mille the cat. Please note our pic is not upside down!
"Pet of the Day: Our Millie loves to hang out and have fun with owners Richard and Sally from Tītahi Bay."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nzView more
Ricard Gray is the proud owner of Mille the cat. Please note our pic is not upside down!
"Pet of the Day: Our Millie loves to hang out and have fun with owners Richard and Sally from Tītahi Bay."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.

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1 day ago

New Zealand's first Anne Frank memorial unveiled in Wellington

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

In a grass clearing overlooking Wellington a memorial in the form of three steel chairs has been installed.
Unlike a typical memorial consisting of a park bench and a plaque with an idyllic view of the city, the chairs engage in simple object theatre, designer Matthijs Siljee​ said.
“If new … View more
In a grass clearing overlooking Wellington a memorial in the form of three steel chairs has been installed.
Unlike a typical memorial consisting of a park bench and a plaque with an idyllic view of the city, the chairs engage in simple object theatre, designer Matthijs Siljee​ said.
“If new visitors were to walk up the path and their eye level comes level with the grass, they will all of a sudden think ‘hey someone has left some chairs behind.' It is in that unassuming way that the memorial will introduce itself to the visitors,” Siljee said.
Located in Ellice Park in Mt Victoria, the memorial is the first of its kind in New Zealand, commemorating Anne Frank and the 1.5 million children who were killed during the holocaust.
The layout represents discrimination and prejudice, the chairman of Anne Frank Projects and the driver behind the project, Boyd Klap​ said.

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4 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a picture from Rosa Marie.
Has anybody got any ideas for a caption?

"Thanks to a wonderful husband who took me there and a low tide, Pāuatahanui was a bird photographer's dream this afternoon! Masses of kingfishers who were either sitting on bits of driftwood or … View more
This week we feature a picture from Rosa Marie.
Has anybody got any ideas for a caption?

"Thanks to a wonderful husband who took me there and a low tide, Pāuatahanui was a bird photographer's dream this afternoon! Masses of kingfishers who were either sitting on bits of driftwood or logs, in between catching little crabs, a pile of shags who were in a very flappy mood and were constantly splashing about in the water, a pair of Caspian terns who didn't seem to be getting on too well, a blue heron who was getting annoyed by a seagull who was swooping over him. So much to see and photograph! It helped wearing some wellies so I could wade in to get some closer shots."

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1 day ago

Well done Jason Judd

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Jason Judd first ran out, barefoot on frosty ground, in 1972 aged five. He ran out on Saturday for his 500th game of rugby with the Wellington Football Club amid his 50th consecutive season of playing rugby.
The fact his team lost was almost irrelevant.
Past club president Keith Quinn said it was a… View more
Jason Judd first ran out, barefoot on frosty ground, in 1972 aged five. He ran out on Saturday for his 500th game of rugby with the Wellington Football Club amid his 50th consecutive season of playing rugby.
The fact his team lost was almost irrelevant.
Past club president Keith Quinn said it was a great effort by Judd, who is 54.
“I don't know how he does it,” Quinn said.

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