Mount Victoria, Wellington

31 days ago

This one’s for you, Aotearoa!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

THANK YOU for coming together as one so we could all stay safe.

31 days ago

Here comes Southern Hemisphere's first fully electric ferry

Roger from Roseneath

This afternoon the top deck of the the Southern Hemisphere's first fully electric ferry was placed on the carbon-fibre hull at Seaview Marina. Congrats to East by West Ferries, Wellington Electric Boat Building Co. and McKay for electrics. Will be operating by November 2020 - another important… View moreThis afternoon the top deck of the the Southern Hemisphere's first fully electric ferry was placed on the carbon-fibre hull at Seaview Marina. Congrats to East by West Ferries, Wellington Electric Boat Building Co. and McKay for electrics. Will be operating by November 2020 - another important step for transition to zero carbon Wgtn Region.

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31 days ago

Love Welly, Ditch Plastic

The Team from Sustainability Trust

To support local businesses, we've dedicated Plastic Free July to showcasing local businesses taking responsibility and doing their bit to reduce single-use plastic.

Check out some of those pioneering change in the community.

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31 days ago

Let your local businesses know they're appreciated!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi everyone, Neighbourly is heading into the final stretch of our Local Likes campaign with only a week to go! You can still be in with a chance to win our last vouchers for your favourite local business by heading to our Local Likes page. All you've got to do is outline how the business … View moreHi everyone, Neighbourly is heading into the final stretch of our Local Likes campaign with only a week to go! You can still be in with a chance to win our last vouchers for your favourite local business by heading to our Local Likes page. All you've got to do is outline how the business helped you or your community and you're in the draw! Ts & Cs apply. Nominate Now!

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31 days ago

Tailored Cleans to Suit your Environment 💚

Tiffany Alderman from Kleen co.

At Kleen co. we can't help being good at what we do. Give us a try with our onboarding deep clean special - $199 inclusive.

This starter clean will tackle any neglected space and leave it sparkling clean. Cleaning up the insides of your fridge, cupboards, drawers and that space under the sink… View more
At Kleen co. we can't help being good at what we do. Give us a try with our onboarding deep clean special - $199 inclusive.

This starter clean will tackle any neglected space and leave it sparkling clean. Cleaning up the insides of your fridge, cupboards, drawers and that space under the sink 😱dusty shelves, hanging cobwebs - we've got you covered. 🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️

Upgrade to include your oven for just an extra $50.

With no lesser attention to detail and high standards of quality, contact us to clean up your environment, hello@kleen.nz or call Tiffany on 0220 445 610.

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33 days ago

Iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro reopens as Daisy's

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

After three decades, iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro has undergone a transformation - and a name change.

"As stressful as it is at the moment, it's almost an ideal time - it's a blank slate time - to reopen, or try something new," restaurateur Asher Boote said.

To… View more
After three decades, iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro has undergone a transformation - and a name change.

"As stressful as it is at the moment, it's almost an ideal time - it's a blank slate time - to reopen, or try something new," restaurateur Asher Boote said.

To read more, click here.

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31 days ago

Korean food products on sales!

Naichao from Oriental Pantry

Dear Neighbours,
We're launching a PROMOTION campaign for Korean food products.
Almost all our Korean products are ON SALES now!
Please come and check them!
We also joined WELLINGTON UNLOCKED campaign and hope you enjoy shopping local, happy shopping with us!
Cheers!

31 days ago

Kilbirnie Red Cross Sale

NZ Red Cross from Red Cross Shop Kilbirnie

From today until the 19th of July, Kilbirnie will be having some promotions:

$5 on all pants
$1bin and rack
50% off all shoes
Two for one on all books

The Team from Kilbirnie will be delighted to see you.

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31 days ago

Have you subscribed to our free ezine yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello gardeners,

In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add … View more
Hello gardeners,

In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add crunch to salads and snacks.
Follow our guide to plants to sow and grow this month and nominate a Houseplant Hero. Go in the draw for Calathea rufibarba plants and garden gloves from Palmers and be in to win a room makeover from NZ House & Garden and Resene.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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31 days ago

A DIY project using kitchen utensils?!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Take retro inspiration from old kitchen utensils that you can no longer use and turn them into cute and quirky artworks!

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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32 days ago

New Zealand's first Toitū carbonzero certified self storage company

Kiwi Self Storage - Kilbirnie

At Kiwi Self Storage we are dedicated to a creating sustainable future. We want to help lead New Zealand’s transition to a resilient, zero-carbon economy for the benefit of all Kiwis. As such we are proud to be New Zealand's first and only Toitū carbonzero certified self storage … View moreAt Kiwi Self Storage we are dedicated to a creating sustainable future. We want to help lead New Zealand’s transition to a resilient, zero-carbon economy for the benefit of all Kiwis. As such we are proud to be New Zealand's first and only Toitū carbonzero certified self storage organisation. This means our self storage facilities have effectively neutralised their carbon footprint to achieve net zero emissions.

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32 days ago

Grafton Road bank works

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We are doing remediating work on the bank between 140-156 Grafton Road to make it safe and resilient for road users.

From Monday 13 July to Friday 11 September the hillside lane will be closed to traffic and roadside parking will not be available.
Bus stop 6528 will be temporarily closed.

We … View more
We are doing remediating work on the bank between 140-156 Grafton Road to make it safe and resilient for road users.

From Monday 13 July to Friday 11 September the hillside lane will be closed to traffic and roadside parking will not be available.
Bus stop 6528 will be temporarily closed.

We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we work to stabilise the bank.

For more information, please visit our website:
wcccm.net.ad.wcc.govt.nz...

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33 days ago

Gardner needed

Sarah from Roseneath

Hi,

I'm in need of a gardner to clean up a property in Evan's bay. Mostly wedding. Please PM me...

Thank you in advance :)

33 days ago

Generation Pandemic: How has Covid-19 affected your children?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk… View moreThis week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.

33 days ago

How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington

Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot … View more
Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot without drainage, you can pot it in a smaller plastic pot and pop it inside.

When repotting, pick a pot that’s one size bigger than the one you have, place some firmly packed potting mix in the bottom and a small sprinkle of plant fertiliser. Give the plant a good water and gently tip the pot on its side and ease out the plant, place it in the new pot and gently fill with potting mix, press down soil and keep filling until you are about 2-4cm from the top of the pot.

2. Light
Most plants like bright indirect sunlight. Plants get their nourishment and energy from the sun so don’t be shy about placing them in bright sunlight. As the seasons change, watch the light levels and move plants closer or further away from windows. Some plants can survive in very dim light but give them a bright light holiday one day a week. Pale foliage is a sign that your plant might not be getting enough light and brown patches on leaves can mean the plant is getting singed.

3. Water
One of the most common reasons indoor plants die is overwatering. The majority of plants need to be watered once a week. Once a month place them in a sink or bucket and drench the soil and roots, then let the water drain out well before placing them back in their spots. There are a few plants that like more water, such as peace lilies, and some that like less, including ZZ plants and snake plants.

4. Humidity
Lots of indoor plants, and the majority of what we sell, originate from sub-tropical rainforest-type climates. They love a light misting daily or you can sit them in the bathroom while you take a shower.

5. Choosing plants
Pick the right plant for you and your lifestyle. If you are new to house plants, start with an easy-care plant such as a succulent or cactus, then you can graduate to other types. If you go away a lot choose a plant that can survive without attention. If you live in the city you might want to think about plants that have super air cleansing powers. The whole process of choosing plants and their weekly routine can be quite meditative. Enjoy the watering rituals you create — it’s a good chance to practise your mindfulness. Just remember once you start it’s hard to stop!

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