Mount Victoria, Wellington

28 days ago

⚠ PLANNED WATER OUTAGE – MONDAY 11 MAY FINLAY TERRACE ⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

We are installing a new service into the water supply network in the area. This means we have to turn off the supply between 10am and 2pm on Monday 11 May, affecting properties numbers 2-10, (even numbers only) on Finlay Terrace in Mt Cook. The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we … View moreWe are installing a new service into the water supply network in the area. This means we have to turn off the supply between 10am and 2pm on Monday 11 May, affecting properties numbers 2-10, (even numbers only) on Finlay Terrace in Mt Cook. The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we recommend you fill up some containers with water before the time above and avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine etc. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

28 days ago

Parking goes back to normal

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Kia ora Pōneke.
Remember that all parking will be enforced as normal from 8am Tuesday 12 May. This includes metered parking charges, time restrictions, Loading Zones, Residents Parking and Coupon Parking.
In preparation for this, staff are placing warning notices on vehicles that are currently … View more
Kia ora Pōneke.
Remember that all parking will be enforced as normal from 8am Tuesday 12 May. This includes metered parking charges, time restrictions, Loading Zones, Residents Parking and Coupon Parking.
In preparation for this, staff are placing warning notices on vehicles that are currently parking in clearways and Bus Lanes.
For more information, visit: wellington.govt.nz...

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28 days ago

Paint a school desk

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a … View more
Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a great way to introduce pops of colour that you might not be brave enough to attempt on a larger scale.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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28 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

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29 days ago

Keys found in Hataitai

Ian from Hataitai

An electronic car key with 2 house keys found near bowling club on Hataitai Rd. If they are yours, we have them here. Cheers. Ian

29 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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31 days ago

Will you ride the bus under alert level two?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Metlink says it will struggle to deal with the demand for public transport when we drop to alert level 2, because social distancing rules means buses and trains will not be able to carry as many people. What will you do if you can't get a spot on the bus or train when you resume your daily … View moreMetlink says it will struggle to deal with the demand for public transport when we drop to alert level 2, because social distancing rules means buses and trains will not be able to carry as many people. What will you do if you can't get a spot on the bus or train when you resume your daily commute?

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30 days ago

15 Minutes of Fame - will you be next?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Akil Narayana lived in Wellington for 16 years, moving from India to study. Now he is on a quest to travel the world, so far ticking off 16 countries. He managed to get a flight to London from Morocco about five weeks ago, and is in lockdown alone in London, staying connected with news back home … View moreAkil Narayana lived in Wellington for 16 years, moving from India to study. Now he is on a quest to travel the world, so far ticking off 16 countries. He managed to get a flight to London from Morocco about five weeks ago, and is in lockdown alone in London, staying connected with news back home online.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read, as well as to join in on. We have a list of 100 questions, you pick 10, and give us your answers. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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30 days ago

7 Ways To Make Maths Fun

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

When children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here… View moreWhen children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here are 7 creative ways to thread maths into your child’s day to day activities, to spark a love of numbers:
Head over to our blog.

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57 days ago

Online Sleep Presentation - Questions?

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

Dr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre (Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and its relationship to health and wellbeing. She is joining Age Concern Wellington to record a short online presentation, giving an overview of sleep, common … View moreDr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre (Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and its relationship to health and wellbeing. She is joining Age Concern Wellington to record a short online presentation, giving an overview of sleep, common disruptions and some tips for looking after sleep during the pandemic.

This presentation will be tailored to answer questions!


Please comment below or email any questions on this topic before the 15th of April to r.gibson@massey.ac.nz

Age concern online preso final.pdf Download View

30 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel go missing?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not… View more
Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not been an issue. If you would like to add detail or comment, please email me. Thank you.

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Have you had a courier parcel go missing?
  • 16.1% Yes, parcel not found
    16.1% Complete
  • 83.9% No, all parcels accounted for
    83.9% Complete
1474 votes
35 days ago

Wellingtonians miss out on one of the sunniest Aprils in nearly a century

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellingtonians have missed out on one of the sunniest Aprils in nearly a century while the coronavirus lockdown kept us all in our bubbles and away from events outdoors.

MetService meteorologist Tahlia Crabtree​ said data from their Kelburn station showed the past month had been the fifth … View more
Wellingtonians have missed out on one of the sunniest Aprils in nearly a century while the coronavirus lockdown kept us all in our bubbles and away from events outdoors.

MetService meteorologist Tahlia Crabtree​ said data from their Kelburn station showed the past month had been the fifth sunniest April since 1928.

The station logged 195.6 sunshine hours last month. Unfortunately the lockdown kept Wellingtonians indoors and unable to make the most of the fine weather, apart from brief walks, runs and cycle rides for exercise.

Did you make the most of the fine weather at yours last month?

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30 days ago

Groundwork

The Team from Wellington Water

To repair a leak, it must first be found—and this can be more complicated than you might think.

In this case, infrastructure had been built over the manhole cover that would normally be used to inspect a pipe, so our team had to find another way into it.

Here’s Foreman Mika and Drainlayer … View more
To repair a leak, it must first be found—and this can be more complicated than you might think.

In this case, infrastructure had been built over the manhole cover that would normally be used to inspect a pipe, so our team had to find another way into it.

Here’s Foreman Mika and Drainlayer Richie feeding a CCTV camera down the pipe after the team had carefully uncovered it with a digger.

Armed with detailed images of the 30 metre long pipe, they had the information they needed to finish the job.

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30 days ago

Stump removal starting at $180

Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

For a reasonable … View more
Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

For a reasonable estimate
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30 days ago

⚠ PLANNED WATER OUTAGE – THURSDAY 7 MAY VIVIAN STREET ⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

We are installing a new service into the water supply network in the area. This means we have to turn off the supply between 12pm and 4pm on Thursday 7 May (tomorrow), affecting water supply to Vivian street from Cambridge Terrace to Tory Street. The water will be back on as soon as possible, but … View moreWe are installing a new service into the water supply network in the area. This means we have to turn off the supply between 12pm and 4pm on Thursday 7 May (tomorrow), affecting water supply to Vivian street from Cambridge Terrace to Tory Street. The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we recommend you fill up some containers with water before the time above and avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine etc. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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