Mount Victoria, Wellington

33 days ago

Planning a Garden ....The Wind Issue.

Manager from Ingrid Gotlieb Landscape Design + Consultancy

I often get asked as a Garden Design Consultant what to plant to reduce the wind. Often people are disappointed that their property is in a high wind zone and so they aren't able to enjoy being outside and also find their fruit trees don't survive! Be very careful to consider the wind … View moreI often get asked as a Garden Design Consultant what to plant to reduce the wind. Often people are disappointed that their property is in a high wind zone and so they aren't able to enjoy being outside and also find their fruit trees don't survive! Be very careful to consider the wind factor when buying a property! Wind may be reduced though not necessary eliminated. A common, though brilliant tree/shrub to use for shelter is Griselinia littoralis.
For Landscape Design Plans or Garden Consultations contact me on
m: 021 0424648

34 days ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their… View more
Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at homed@stuff.co.nz.

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33 days ago

How do we help our young people deal with trauma?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child or young adult? Do you worry they're getting the support they need to talk about their feelings, especially in the midst of Covid-19? The lockdown was hard for many, life altering for some. If you have any experiences with how your kids are dealing with… View moreAre you a parent or caregiver of a child or young adult? Do you worry they're getting the support they need to talk about their feelings, especially in the midst of Covid-19? The lockdown was hard for many, life altering for some. If you have any experiences with how your kids are dealing with trauma (even something outside of Covid-19!) and how your family is dealing with it, we would love to talk to you for a piece on child resilience. Leave your comments below.

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33 days ago

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10+

Christopher from Hataitai

Only 2 months old, Selling to upgrade to the new one,with everything with it,you can call me anytime on 0210601524..

Price: $1,200

33 days ago

Stump removal starting at $180

Joshua from 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, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or Visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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33 days ago

Christmas - pop over to Greytown and check it out!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Greytown is putting the sparkle into Winter 2020 - looking pretty with gorgeous shop windows, tasty menus and fun things to do as they host this new month long festival. Each evening at 5.15pm a light show plays on the lovely old buildings. This Friday and Saturday Martin Bosley and Pinocchio … View moreGreytown is putting the sparkle into Winter 2020 - looking pretty with gorgeous shop windows, tasty menus and fun things to do as they host this new month long festival. Each evening at 5.15pm a light show plays on the lovely old buildings. This Friday and Saturday Martin Bosley and Pinocchio Greytown present the Yellow Brick Road Oyster Saloon. From 5pm wrap up nice and cosy and order delicious, freshly shucked oysters under the warmth of the outdoor heaters.
Just one of the many Christmas treats.

34 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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34 days ago

Mt Albert Tunnel Entry

The Team from Wellington Water

The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.

As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the … View more
The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.

As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the pump station while the inspection is carried out. We’re scheduling the entry at night when wastewater flows are at a minimum, thereby maximising the amount of time our crews can spend in the tunnel. The plan is for the crew to spend 40 minutes in the tunnel, while based on normal operations we have capacity at the pump station to hold the wastewater flows for up to an hour. In the very unlikely event that the crew has to spend more than an hour in the tunnel, some screened wastewater may need to be discharged from the pump station into the Cook Strait. All possible steps will be taken to prevent this, however it is important to note that this inbound wastewater is made up of 99% water, and is therefore very different to the dewatered sludge that was transported during the earlier stage of repairs. Generators onsite may create some noise, however there will be no construction undertaken during this entry. We will monitor odour and use misters if necessary.

34 days ago

Share a local story with your neighbours.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's … View more
Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's anything that you think the nation needs to know, comment on our post below!

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46 days ago

Kid's Painting Party

Sameera from Kilbirnie

EDIT* Thanks all for huge response. As I mentioned earlier I have limited seats to offer so it will be first come first serve bases :D Here is a link to make your bookings: forms.gle...
Kindly do not make any payments before I confirm your child's seat via text msg.
I am super excited to … View more
EDIT* Thanks all for huge response. As I mentioned earlier I have limited seats to offer so it will be first come first serve bases :D Here is a link to make your bookings: forms.gle...
Kindly do not make any payments before I confirm your child's seat via text msg.
I am super excited to make it a big Artsy Fam. Yay!

Sameera.W
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Hi Neighbours!
I am an artist and designer. I am offering Kid's Painting Lessons for the upcoming school holidays ( 3rd July -20th July)
🎨Goals:
🥳 Fun time painting with other artsy friends
🥳 Learning a new painting technique each session
🥳 Complete artwork on canvas to walk away with and feel proud of
🎨Age groups : 5-10yrs
🎨Class duration : 1.5 hrs
🎨Fees : $20 per session

*All materials will be provided
*Seats limited to max 6 kids / session

Sessions available:
Tuesday - 7th July (11am to 12:30pm)
Wednesday - 8th July (11am to 12:30pm)
Tuesday - 14th July (11am to 12:30pm)
Wednesday - 15th July (11am to 12:30pm)
Feel free to message me if you are interested.

34 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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35 days ago

Want to help New Zealand recover?

Student Job Search

Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New … View more
Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

The GovTechTalent graduate programme in Wellington gives you the opportunity to change things for the better, while also shaping your own career path so don’t get left behind - apply for GovTechTalent today!
Learn more

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35 days ago

Fabulous fabrics & all the latest trends

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington

From global influences to home-made comfort, see the hot trends in home textiles.

Going Global
We may not be able to hop on an airplane any time soon to explore the world but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring home a taste of the exotic – and hang it on the windows or wrap it around our … View more
From global influences to home-made comfort, see the hot trends in home textiles.

Going Global
We may not be able to hop on an airplane any time soon to explore the world but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring home a taste of the exotic – and hang it on the windows or wrap it around our sofas.
Global influences in home textiles are varied with two or three strong looks emerging. One is the traditional block print where basic geometric prints in robust colours are placed onto highly textured base cloth to create an antiqued effect.

There is a tribal nature to these designs echoing patterning from Africa and South America. Turkish influences are also appearing with ottoman-style motifs in faded and antiqued looking colourways.
Says Annie Moir from Mokum: “We see design influences from Asia, the Middle East and Africa working together for cultural fluidity and a celebration of the world’s global heritage. This includes a fresh take on Japan’s rich and sophisticated decorative history.”

Hannah Irvine from Warwick Fabrics says that global influences have always been to the fore, but now more than ever when travel is not possible.

“Our collections in the second half of 2020 draw from traditional Moroccan and Middle Eastern patterns. These textiles are easily layered, encompass rich opulent textures and use warmer tones with solid contrasts. These combinations make for an extremely rich, layered interior.”

Jacqui McKenzie from Harvey Furnishings notes the crossover between the global and handcrafted trends, with handcrafted fabric textures like weaves, embroideries and cut-velvets in colour palettes inspired by traditional Indian dyes and spices: “These bring a global appreciation of traditional craftsmanship, while celebrating diversity.”

Quirky retro
It’s taken over our fashion, and the 1970s retro look continues in our interiors with a resurgence of curvaceous furniture, arches in architecture and bold retro textiles in statement prints.

Alongside this comes a 1950s Hollywood glamour vibe. Says Hannah Irvine of Warwick Fabrics: “We’re calling the trend ‘rewind’. This theme has evolved from last year’s mid-century modern trends. We are seeing lots of 1920s influence in the patterns and palette of yesteryears designs.

“The colours driving rewind include earthy warm browns, tan, ochre and mustard with teal-tinged blues and navy hues to offer a touch of contrast. Materials and texture playing their part in taking us to this theme include leather, suede, velvet, soft-touch chenille, warp knits, corduroy and boucle.”

Says Bolt of Cloth’s Suzannah Tonascia: “Just like fashion, interior trends are cyclic and inspired by other eras – we have been wearing a lot of 70s-inspired clothes and seeing those influences coming into our homes was always likely to follow. People like patterns and fabrics to make them feel good in their homes and the 70s was a really great carefree time – who wouldn’t want a bit of that rubbing off on your life today?”

Suzannah encourages us to have fun with the look: “My favourite use is as a roman blind. You don’t see much of the print when they are open during the day, but drop it down in the evening and it is like a piece of art – amazing.”

Handcrafted & homely
As we seek to return to simpler times, there’s a revival of traditional craft not only in personally making the craft but the influence on home interiors and textile constructions where natural material and traditional techniques are lovingly reinterpreted.

Replications of needlework, cross stitch, crochet and knitting are appearing. Fabrics are also folded and crushed to look handcrafted and irregular. Imperfection is encouraged.

According to Rhea Culliford of James Dunlop Textiles, this trend interconnects with two others, global and textural, with homespun-style fabrics, traditional textile techniques and colour palettes inspired from natural dyes.

Jessica Fitzgibbon of The Textile Company points to the reasoning behind the Invicta collection: “There’s a search for raw expression and valuable heritage. It’s a reflection of art and human science, preserved and enriched by resilient artists, people of other ages and different backgrounds, reuniting the knowledge and crafts of the past with skills of the future.”

Keep reading: www.stuff.co.nz...

35 days ago

WAKE UP SHAKE UP - Tamariki Movement Sessions at the Center

Center Manager from Greta Point - Active Explorers

What better way to start a Monday morning than movement sessions with your tamariki friends at Greta Point.

Lots of laughing, participation and joy from the tamariki who are loving these sessions - a great way for them to learn about movement, balance, listening and dance!

(I even caught the … View more
What better way to start a Monday morning than movement sessions with your tamariki friends at Greta Point.

Lots of laughing, participation and joy from the tamariki who are loving these sessions - a great way for them to learn about movement, balance, listening and dance!

(I even caught the other Kaiako (teachers) joining in too)!

35 days ago

Kaitiaki Wai is out now!

The Team from Wellington Water

The Winter edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's magazine, is now available! 📖
This edition features articles on a virtual diving gateway into Wellington’s marine reserve, intermediate students from Cannon’s Creek saving a local waterway, water sniffer dogs, and other good work… View more
The Winter edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's magazine, is now available! 📖
This edition features articles on a virtual diving gateway into Wellington’s marine reserve, intermediate students from Cannon’s Creek saving a local waterway, water sniffer dogs, and other good work people are doing around the water industry and in the community.


Happy reading!

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