Mount Victoria, Wellington

7 days ago

Street performance or buskers WANTED

Glenna Neighbourly Lead from Hataitai

Hataitai Christmas on the Green is looking for buskers who play/sing/perform Christmas style entertainment, any style of music/preforming/singing. We will get the crowd, you keep all money you make.


Glenna 0275389709

9 days ago

Why they voted for Shelly Bay

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If you want to know why three councillors changed their vote on Shelly Bay click on READ MORE

8 days ago

Poll: Do you feel safe in Wellington City?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

An extra 50 to 60 police officers have been committed to patrolling “high risk” locations in Wellington, in a bid to reduce crime and disorder.
Operation Mahi Ngatahi, which began yesterday, will see up to 20 officers walking the central city streets every day from 10am to 8pm until the end of … View more
An extra 50 to 60 police officers have been committed to patrolling “high risk” locations in Wellington, in a bid to reduce crime and disorder.
Operation Mahi Ngatahi, which began yesterday, will see up to 20 officers walking the central city streets every day from 10am to 8pm until the end of January.
They will target Te Aro Park, Cuba, Manners, Willis and Wakefield streets, Courtenay Pl, Lambton Quay, The Terrace and the railway station.
The officers will focus on shoplifting, car theft, anti-social behaviour, volume crime, violence, homelessness, alcohol consumption and sexual assault.

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Do you feel safe in Wellington City?
  • 62.9% Yes
    62.9% Complete
  • 37.1% No
    37.1% Complete
124 votes
7 days ago

Wool is 100% Biodegradable

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

HOW DOES WOOL BIODEGRADE?
All materials of animal and vegetable origin have some degree of biodegradability, meaning that they are capable of being decomposed by the action of living organisms, such as fungi and bacteria. Wool is composed of the natural protein keratin, which is similar to the … View more
HOW DOES WOOL BIODEGRADE?
All materials of animal and vegetable origin have some degree of biodegradability, meaning that they are capable of being decomposed by the action of living organisms, such as fungi and bacteria. Wool is composed of the natural protein keratin, which is similar to the protein that makes up human hair. When keratin is broken down naturally by microorganisms, the products do not pose any environmental hazard.

WOOL READILY BIODEGRADES IN MOIST, WARM CONDITIONS
On disposal, if wool is kept warm and moist or buried in soil, fungal and bacterial growths develop which produce enzymes that digest wool. On the other hand, thanks to the unique chemical structure of keratin and wool’s tough, water-repellent outer membrane, clean and dry wool fibres do not readily degrade. This allows wool products to be resilient and long-lasting in normal conditions.

WOOL BIODEGRADES QUICKLY
Wool biodegrades readily in as little as three to four months but the rate varies with soil, climate and wool characteristics. This releases essential elements such as nitrogen, sulphur and magnesium back to the soil, able to be taken up by growing plants. Some studies found more rapid degradation after only four weeks’ burial in soils. Research has shown that processing treatments such as dyeing and anti-shrink treatment can affect the rate of biodegradation in soil, causing an increase in the initial resistance of wool fabric to degradation. However, this is a short-term effect, typically not persisting beyond eight weeks.

WOOL RETURNS ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS TO THE SOIL
On burial in soil, wool becomes a slow-release fertiliser providing nutrients for uptake and growth by other organisms. Some have even used wool fertiliser to foster herb and vegetable growth. This is known as natural closed loop recycling; restoring the initial inputs of soil and grass. Other beneficial effects of adding wool to soils include enhanced water holding capacity, improved water infiltration, soil aeration and reduced erosion. Ground-up wool carpet, when used as a fertiliser, increased the dry matter yield of grass growth by 24% to 82%.

WOOL DOES NOT ADD TO LANDFILL VOLUMES OR MICROFIBRE POLLUTION
Natural fibres biodegrade naturally in a relatively short period in soils and aquatic systems and therefore do not accumulate in landfill and oceans. Results from a University of Canterbury study demonstrate that wool degrades in a marine environment. In contrast, synthetic textiles persist for many decades and can disintegrate to small fragments. Commonly known as microplastics, or microfibres when less than 5mm in diameter, these fragments accumulate in aquatic environments and land disposal sites where they have negative effects on ecosystems when consumed by organisms. A single polyester fleece garment can produce more than 1900 fibres per wash. Ingestion has a negative impact on organisms, sometimes causing death through starvation as plastic replaces food in the stomach. Once in the food chain, microplastics potentially also affect human health via seafood consumption.



At Curtain Clean we are all about minimising waste and reducing the amount of uncompostable materials going into landfill. Keep in mind that a lot of fabrics can be washed and don't need to be thrown away! Call us on 07 579 0501 if you have something you'd like cleaned, we can treat almost all fabrics.

8 days ago

Upper Stebbings and Glenside West development

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We would love to hear what you think about the Upper Stebbings and Glenside West development concept.

Wellington City expects its population to grow by 50,000 – 80,000 people over the next 30 years and this development will help to provide much-needed housing.

Visit the website for more … View more
We would love to hear what you think about the Upper Stebbings and Glenside West development concept.

Wellington City expects its population to grow by 50,000 – 80,000 people over the next 30 years and this development will help to provide much-needed housing.

Visit the website for more information and provide feedback:

wellington.govt.nz...

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8 days ago

Mary Potter Strawberry Festival

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbourly folk, please remember the Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival will go ahead tomorrow (Wednesday) - rain or shine! Midland Park from 9am onwards.
The hospice has to raise $7 million annually from events like this.
Remember you can pre-order five or more sundaes for $6 each on … View more
Hi Neighbourly folk, please remember the Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival will go ahead tomorrow (Wednesday) - rain or shine! Midland Park from 9am onwards.
The hospice has to raise $7 million annually from events like this.
Remember you can pre-order five or more sundaes for $6 each on their website for pick-up at Midland Park or free delivery within Wellington CBD. Pre-orders close at 5pm today!
Pre-order here: marypotter.org.nz...

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8 days ago

NumberWorks'nWords maths and English tuition.

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

NumberWorks'nWords can help by identifying gaps, explaining your child’s learning style, and providing you with recommendations.

Get in touch to learn how tutoring with NumberWorks'nWords can help your child

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8 days ago

$15 BOYS 0-18YR HAIRCUTS -TODAY & EVERY TUESDAY!

Aaron Graham from Hataitai Family Barbers

Pop in today for a great deal on boys cuts. $15 all day. No appointment required, come in when it suits you. 31 Waitoa Rd, Hataitai

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8 days ago

What's On: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991)

David from Brooklyn

Set in 1902 as an African-American family prepares to leave their island home for the mainland, this groundbreaking debut by Julie Daish remains urgent, poetic and resonant. Trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991)
  • Embassy Grand
8 days ago

Wellington Opera Launch

Wellington Opera

Wellington Opera is thrilled to be taking audiences on a journey of musical and theatrical discovery, launching with Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni at the Wellington Opera House, April 2021.

Wellington audiences are in for a real treat, with a dynamic New Zealand cast featuring many … View more
Wellington Opera is thrilled to be taking audiences on a journey of musical and theatrical discovery, launching with Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni at the Wellington Opera House, April 2021.

Wellington audiences are in for a real treat, with a dynamic New Zealand cast featuring many principals back in New Zealand on pause from their careers around the world.

The production of Don Giovanni is directed by Sara Brodie, with designer Meg Rollandi, and Matthew Ross as Music Director, with the Wellington Opera Chorus and Orchestra Wellington.

This is a bold yet timeless production offering food for thought for our times whilst embracing the theatricality of old.

Don’t miss it… with only four shows in April 2021, buy your tickets now!
Book now

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8 days ago

Shapeshifter tix x 3, Wellington this Saturday

Sarah from Brooklyn

I have 3 tickets available for Shapeshifter this Saturday at TSB Arena in Wellington, paid $81, will sell for $60 each, or make me an offer, happy to meet up in person, and/or transfer the tickets through the Ticketmaster app. Advertised elsewhere also.

Price: $60

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9 days ago

Computer Desk for sale

Sasmita from Newtown

Green colour/ pick up only

Price: $40

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9 days ago

Have your say on our Long-term Plan!

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

It’s time to review our Long-term Plan for Pōneke.
This sets the direction for the next 10 years, outlines what we will be investing in, how much it will cost and how this will be funded.
What do you think we should be considering while developing our draft plan?
Take this questionnaire to let… View more
It’s time to review our Long-term Plan for Pōneke.
This sets the direction for the next 10 years, outlines what we will be investing in, how much it will cost and how this will be funded.
What do you think we should be considering while developing our draft plan?
Take this questionnaire to let us know! www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz...

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9 days ago

Lazy Boy Sofa with Recliner for Sale

Sasmita from Newtown

In good condition working perfectly... nice and durable... pick up only

Negotiable

9 days ago

Watering Restrictions

The Team from Wellington Water

At the moment we are at watering restriction level 1: routine odds/evens garden watering restrictions. This means we have enough water for residents based on current demand, BUT we need to look after the storage reserves we have, so there is enough water to last all summer.

With increased demand,… View more
At the moment we are at watering restriction level 1: routine odds/evens garden watering restrictions. This means we have enough water for residents based on current demand, BUT we need to look after the storage reserves we have, so there is enough water to last all summer.

With increased demand, and hot, dry weather- things could quickly change.

Garden watering restrictions help smooth out peak demands on the network during daylight savings.

So, what can I do to help limit demand? ?
- use mulch in the garden to help lock in water ✅
- use a trigger hose to water plants ?
- soak don't sprinkle - a good soaking twice a week will encourage feeder roots to grow down ?

Know the garden watering restrictions in your area ???

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