Mount Victoria, Wellington

6 days ago

Dixon Street Road Closure

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

UPDATE: This work will now run between Monday 26 August to Thursday 29 August.

Dixon Street between Victoria Street and Willis St will be closed from Friday 23 August to Tuesday 27th August so that a tower crane currently being used on the construction of apartments can be removed (weather … View more
UPDATE: This work will now run between Monday 26 August to Thursday 29 August.

Dixon Street between Victoria Street and Willis St will be closed from Friday 23 August to Tuesday 27th August so that a tower crane currently being used on the construction of apartments can be removed (weather permitting).
To access Willis Street, please use Ghuznee Street. For more information about scheduled road closures, head to: wellington.govt.nz...

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6 days ago

How great is Your Place? Take our survey!

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.
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Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.

We'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

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12 days ago

Bus services to be cancelled - will you be affected?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Almost 50 rush-hour bus services in Wellington will be cancelled every day from August 25, due to the city's driver shortage.

Metlink said the services would be scrapped for up to six months, with fewer peak-hour services meaning buses would be fuller and more commuters would need to … View more
Almost 50 rush-hour bus services in Wellington will be cancelled every day from August 25, due to the city's driver shortage.

Metlink said the services would be scrapped for up to six months, with fewer peak-hour services meaning buses would be fuller and more commuters would need to stand. It is hoped that subsequent services would run to schedule and provide enough room for all passengers.

Click here to see which routes are affected.

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13 days ago

Poll: Is bilingual signage a worthwhile investment?

The team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours - Porirua City's new bilingual signs have cost nearly $30,000 in consultant and designer's fees.

Featuring Te Reo Māori and English, the signs cost $27,360 to design, which included work by cultural advisors and bilingual experts.

Wendy Walker, Porirua City Council Chief… View more
Hi neighbours - Porirua City's new bilingual signs have cost nearly $30,000 in consultant and designer's fees.

Featuring Te Reo Māori and English, the signs cost $27,360 to design, which included work by cultural advisors and bilingual experts.

Wendy Walker, Porirua City Council Chief Executive, says that "by bringing Māori language into our everyday lives, we help those less familiar with it gain confidence, as well as recognising those who already speak Te Reo."

What do you think about this? Do you think the bilingual signage is a worthwhile investment? Read more here

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Is bilingual signage a worthwhile investment?
  • 43.2% I think it's a great investment - It's important to preserve Te Reo
    43.2% Complete
  • 37.2% I think it's a waste of money
    37.2% Complete
  • 12.2% I think there are more interactive ways Te Reo could be practiced
    12.2% Complete
  • 7.4% I'm neither for or against it
    7.4% Complete
895 votes
6 days ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time … View more
Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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6 days ago

Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps

The Team from Sustainability Trust

Our super popular DIY Beeswax Wrap workshop is back 🐝🐝

Come celebrate the little guys and make an all-natural beeswax wrap during Bee Awareness Month. We will teach you about bee conservation and how you can help.

You'll also make an all-natural beeswax wrap which you'll get to … View more
Our super popular DIY Beeswax Wrap workshop is back 🐝🐝

Come celebrate the little guys and make an all-natural beeswax wrap during Bee Awareness Month. We will teach you about bee conservation and how you can help.

You'll also make an all-natural beeswax wrap which you'll get to take home with you.

This workshop will sell out. So grab a ticket for you and a mate and come BEE aware! 🐝🐝🐝

When: 04 September 2019 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Where: Sustainability Trust HQ, 2 Forresters Lane (off Tory Street), Wellington
Cost: $5 (unwaged/ student) & $10 (waged)

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7 days ago

Anyone on Ohiro Road missing their Ubereats delivery?

Sharyn Neighbourly Lead from Brooklyn

So ummm I'm really bloody blonde tonight and we ordered food delivered through delivereasy.
Knock on the door came and I opened it, cause it's freezing cold I kinda grabbed it and ran back upstairs.
Got upstairs and it's an Uber Eats bag!

By the time I was upstairs in the light … View more
So ummm I'm really bloody blonde tonight and we ordered food delivered through delivereasy.
Knock on the door came and I opened it, cause it's freezing cold I kinda grabbed it and ran back upstairs.
Got upstairs and it's an Uber Eats bag!

By the time I was upstairs in the light the driver was well gone! and Ubereats support is utterly SHITE.

Is anyone on Ohiro Road missing an Ubereats delivery that says on the app it's been delivered?

7 days ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member … View more
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
Talk to us

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7 days ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine … View more
Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
Vote here

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11 days ago

Have you ever been injured by the wind?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

We know Wellington is windy - but that ca also be dangerous. Each year there are hundreds of claims to ACC for wind related injuries - have you ever fallen victim to the breeze? (Please mark comments NFP if not for publication)

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10 days ago

Are rats causing damage to your house?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Monster rats are on a destructive rampage in Wellington and residents are being urged to protect their homes.
On the hunt for food the rats are destroying bait stations and chewing through house pipes and wires. Wellington Pest Control managing director Darren Labrum said this year work for his … View more
Monster rats are on a destructive rampage in Wellington and residents are being urged to protect their homes.
On the hunt for food the rats are destroying bait stations and chewing through house pipes and wires. Wellington Pest Control managing director Darren Labrum said this year work for his business soared about 35 per cent due to the growth of rats in Wellington. Are you having any problems with rats?

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