Mount Victoria, Wellington

1 hour ago

How's the fog where you are?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

We hope you're all being careful as you're driving as dense fog has settled on Wellington, cancelling some flights. What's it like where you are? Post your photos below!

stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/114405744/fog-causes-plane-diversions-in-wellington

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40 minutes ago

Omāroro reservoir pipelines update

The Team from Wellington Water

We're on schedule with works to install the large pipes and valves that will connect the reservoir to the existing water networks.

We have a few updates on our progress with this project, as well as important traffic management information available on our latest update on our website.

Take … View more
We're on schedule with works to install the large pipes and valves that will connect the reservoir to the existing water networks.

We have a few updates on our progress with this project, as well as important traffic management information available on our latest update on our website.

Take a look at the latest update and learn more about the project at the link below.

wellingtonwater.co.nz/omaroro/news/omaroro/

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11 hours ago

Wattie's Cans for Good

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is … View more
Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is Cans for Good?*
Cans for Good is an exciting national education and can collection campaign. Last year, Cans for Good was a huge success - more than 240 schools took part, collecting more than 70,000 cans to fill Salvation Army foodbanks.
The campaign brings together a charitable can collection drive and creative competition. It's supported by a set of teacher resources designed to engage children in fun, team-based learning experiences. The resources are available to download for free when you register online.

*Prizes*
As well as doing good in your community, having fun and learning, your school can also win some great prizes! Along with a competition for the best can creation, we have introduced a fun new campaign where your students can show or tell us how they think Wattie’s Spaghetti is made. We'll pick the most creative entry from each category: Kindergarten, Primary/Intermediate and Secondary School. The overall winner will receive a Wattie’s lunch shout for their school!

*Register today!*
Since the Watties partnership began in 1994, more than 1.4 million cans have been donated and this year through the support of New Zealand schools participating in Cans for Good we hope to achieve our target of 1.5 million cans!
Cans from each school will be given to the local Salvation Army or community foodbanks. These will help refill the shelves after the high winter demand period and enable schools around New Zealand to make a real difference to those in need in their community. To take part, register online by 31st July.

watties.co.nz/What-s-New/News-New-Products/Wattie-s-Cans-for-Good-2019

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18 hours ago

Beautiful Roxie searching for a loving foster home

Kylie from Roseneath

Hi, my name is Roxie and I’m a much loved, 11-year-old, pure-bred Kerry Blue Terrier. My heartbroken humans have been posted overseas for about 18 months, so I’m looking for an extra special foster parent to share my excellent company. While they’d like to take me with them, I want to avoid… View moreHi, my name is Roxie and I’m a much loved, 11-year-old, pure-bred Kerry Blue Terrier. My heartbroken humans have been posted overseas for about 18 months, so I’m looking for an extra special foster parent to share my excellent company. While they’d like to take me with them, I want to avoid the extra-long plane trip and the nasty hot desert.

I am a perfect medium size(15kg), but my attitude is all big dog. I have lovely woollen curls which don’t shed or make anyone sneeze, but to keep up my good looks I have regular visits to the salon/groomer.

My perfect foster parent has no current pets, but experience with strong minded, independent cuddle specialist like me. Experience with the terrier breed would be a bonus. I don’t think I need it, but my humans insist that I have a fenced yard, because I have a bit of a Houdini reputation.

I know all my basic commands and I am toilet trained. While I often go to work with my Dad, I am happy to hang out at home and laze in the sunshine, while everyone else is at work to support me. My Mum has assured me that all my expenses will be covered while she is away.

With my puppy good looks, I often get mistaken for a much younger dog, but I am slowing down a bit. When I was five, I was hit by a truck and my leg still gets a bit sore at times, my Mom sneaks’ pills into my food, and I still love to go on nice long walks with lots of sniffing. I enjoy playing with my squeaky toys, my current favourite is Ellie, the purple elephant.

I’m wonderful with humans and visiting little people, but I’m not suitable for a young family. I know when I’ve been naughty, because I get called Roxanne. I don’t like cats or other dogs, so I need to be the queen of my castle. I’m independent, with a mind of my own and selective hearing, so I can never be off lead. I may sound like hard work, but my cuddles and loyalty make you forget all about my shenanigans.

I sleep in my own bed, mostly stay off the furniture and have all the toys and doggie stuff a gal could ever need. Apparently I’m fixed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, council registered and I’ve had my flea/worm treatments.

Mum will pay all my food, grooming, vet and other costs. I have some extra special friends around Wellington, including one wonderful friend in particular who has said she would be happy to keeping coming to stay with me when you go on holiday if that’s needed.

My parents leave in late September and will be back at the end of May 2021. That may sound like a long time, but believe me after you’ve met me, you’ll realise time will fly.

I can’t wait to meet my new best friend.

14 hours ago

Garage needed

Sue from Brooklyn

Hi there. We are looking for a waterproof garage (ideally with electricity) to rent in the Brooklyn area. Looking forward to hearing from you.

5 days ago

Recommendations for building deck

Moneel from Kilbirnie

Any recommended builders to build a deck? Must be experienced and reasonably priced. No council consents required. Design is done.

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21 hours ago

Petitions to manage the impacts of EQ-prone building legislation

Geraldine from Te Aro

Inner City Wellington has launched two petitions in response to concerns raised at a public meeting of residential owners in earthquake-prone buildings. Information on the meeting is available on our website, under Library - EQ seminars ... (www.innercitywellington.nz)

Petition for comprehensive… View more
Inner City Wellington has launched two petitions in response to concerns raised at a public meeting of residential owners in earthquake-prone buildings. Information on the meeting is available on our website, under Library - EQ seminars ... (www.innercitywellington.nz)

Petition for comprehensive support

Calls for the Government to provide comprehensive financial, technical and advisory support interventions for residential owners in earthquake-prone buildings.



More information on this petition and a link to sign the petition is in the first attached document.

To sign petition: copy and paste direct link:
www.parliament.nz...

Petition to review the earthquake-prone provisions in the Building Act 2004

Calls for the Government to undertake a review of the earthquake-prone provisions to take account of the significantly higher strengthening costs compared to those used in the policy process, the stretched engineering and construction sectors, and the need to focus scarce resources on public safety priorities.


For more information and a link to the petition, see the second document below.
To sign petition, copy and paste this direct link: www.parliament.nz...



Thank you for your support.

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Petition calling for comprehensive support for residential owners in earthquake prone buildings (July 2019).docx Download View

Petition calling for a review the earthquake-prone provisions (July 2019).docx Download View

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1 day ago

HNZC Greek Movieathon - 11 August afternoon

Mee Moi from Mount Cook

HNZC welcome you to join them in the screening of two Greek films. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) for each film and hot beverage/snack or if you want to see both films, $20 special price ($14 for members) to see both films and get a cup of soup (if you prepay).

For more details, please go to … View more
HNZC welcome you to join them in the screening of two Greek films. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) for each film and hot beverage/snack or if you want to see both films, $20 special price ($14 for members) to see both films and get a cup of soup (if you prepay).

For more details, please go to our Hellenic New Zealand Facebook page or Eventfinda. Don't forget, we're planning a Rembetiko part 1 event on 28 September with a Greek book launch and VATS play in October.

4 days ago

Poll: Should the Basin Reserve be renamed Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

A $100,000 fundraising drive is about to kick off to get two years of naming rights for the Basin Reserve. The move, to rename it Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve, has the support of Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and councillor Fleur Fitzsimons. "We will be sending an important … View moreA $100,000 fundraising drive is about to kick off to get two years of naming rights for the Basin Reserve. The move, to rename it Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve, has the support of Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and councillor Fleur Fitzsimons. "We will be sending an important message to girls and women across the world that in Wellington we value the role of women in sport," Fitzsimons said.
What do you think?
www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should the Basin Reserve be renamed Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve?
  • 6% Yes - great idea!
    6% Complete
  • 94% No - keep it as it is!
    94% Complete
1598 votes
1 day ago

Important information about your Neighbourly account

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your … View more
Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your Neighbourly account after 21 August 2019 unless your email address is updated.

For any help with updating your details, please contact us.

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3 days ago

GWRC Chair Chris Laidlaw steps down. Eight current regional councillors to stand again.

Roger from Roseneath

www.stuff.co.nz...

GWRC Chair Chris Laidlaw has announced he will not stand again in coming elections. Crs Sue Kedgley and Ian McKinnon will not stand again. Eight current regional councillors will stand again this year: Crs Roger Blakeley, Daran Ponter, Adrienne Staples, Jenny Brash, Barbara … View more
www.stuff.co.nz...

GWRC Chair Chris Laidlaw has announced he will not stand again in coming elections. Crs Sue Kedgley and Ian McKinnon will not stand again. Eight current regional councillors will stand again this year: Crs Roger Blakeley, Daran Ponter, Adrienne Staples, Jenny Brash, Barbara Donaldson, Prue Lamason, David Ogden, and Penny Gaylor. Crs Paul Swain and Ken Laban could not be reached for comment.

3 days ago

Special at Newtown green grocer

Happy from Kilbirnie

⚡️⚡️SPECIALS⚡️⚡️

✅Broccoli 99¢/each
✅Avocado 99¢/each
✅Telegraph cucumber $1.49/each
✅Cauliflower $1.99/each
✅Brown onion 99¢/kg
✅Agria Potatoes 99¢/kg… View more
⚡️⚡️SPECIALS⚡️⚡️

✅Broccoli 99¢/each
✅Avocado 99¢/each
✅Telegraph cucumber $1.49/each
✅Cauliflower $1.99/each
✅Brown onion 99¢/kg
✅Agria Potatoes 99¢/kg
✅Carrots $1.49/kg
✅NZ Lemons $2.99/kg
✅Fresh dates 4.99/box

Many more specials in store!

Specials are starting Thursday (18/07/19)and ending on Sunday (21/07/19).

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2 days ago

Get the kids hair sorted for Monday for $15!

Aaron Graham from Hataitai Family Barbers

We have a chair free now! It's miserable outside but if you need to get the kids out bring them down for a very special back to school $15 haircut. Boys and girls 0-12 year's. No appointment required and we are open till 4pm.

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3 days ago

What's On: Cafe Scientifique: Invasive Wasps

Hazel from Woodridge

New Zealand has a major wasp problem. In this Cafe Scientifique discuss the potential of new gene editing technologies for wasp and pest control. See: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/cafe-scientifique-invasive-wasp-control/wellington and http://www.cafescientifique.org/?id=258:wellington
Cafe Scientifique: Invasive Wasps
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