Mount Victoria, Wellington

13 days ago

Korean Noodles

Naichao from Oriental Pantry

Dear Neighbours,
Do you like HOT taste?
Are you familiar with Korean hot noodles?
We have many options for you, like Shin noodle, Hot chicken noodle, Kimchi noodle, etc.. And all on special, some of them only cost $6.99.
Please come and check them.
Happy shopping with us.

13 days ago

Do you need Regular Gardening Maintenance or Landscaping?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Whether it’s keeping our garden beds weed-free, trimming hedges to look just perfect, or simply mowing the lawns, we work within most budgets to keep your garden looking tidy.

For a reasonable estimate,
Give us a call at 027 548 9818
or
Visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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13 days ago

We are open 9-4 Saturday and Sunday!

Aaron Graham from Hataitai Family Barbers

It has been a really busy week so thank you to everyone who has been in to see us. If you are still getting around yo the big chop! pop in when it suits you this weekend. We are open 9-4pm Saturday and Sunday.

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14 days ago

Please support Mary Potter Hospice’s Annual Appeal

Mary Potter Hospice

This week over 1000 volunteers would have been out on the streets shaking buckets and collecting much needed funds for Mary Potter Hospice. But because of COVID-19 our important May 2020 Street Appeal can’t take place.

No matter what, our work at Mary Potter Hospice carries on, day and night, … View more
This week over 1000 volunteers would have been out on the streets shaking buckets and collecting much needed funds for Mary Potter Hospice. But because of COVID-19 our important May 2020 Street Appeal can’t take place.

No matter what, our work at Mary Potter Hospice carries on, day and night, week in and week out. Our care is always there, through every crisis and emergency.

Please help Mary Potter Hospice continue to provide its free-of-charge hospice care to people with a life-limiting illness in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti.

Please help us, help others and give generously this Annual Appeal .
Donate today

14 days ago

A little kindness goes a long way

AMI Insurance

We know that the more kindness there is, the better the world gets. So let’s keep the kindness going by driving a little kinder, keeping an eye on the neighbour’s place while they are away and checking in on Nan.

It’s what makes New Zealand the kinda place we like to live because a little… View more
We know that the more kindness there is, the better the world gets. So let’s keep the kindness going by driving a little kinder, keeping an eye on the neighbour’s place while they are away and checking in on Nan.

It’s what makes New Zealand the kinda place we like to live because a little kindness goes a long way.
Learn more

14 days ago

How should Covid-19 changed how you travel?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Under the lockdown, most people couldn't leave their suburb or town for weeks. But with restrictions easing and travel resuming, will Covid-19 lead to more lasting changes in how we travel? Some are arguing the lockdown and a looming government infrastructure spend-up is an opportunity to … View moreUnder the lockdown, most people couldn't leave their suburb or town for weeks. But with restrictions easing and travel resuming, will Covid-19 lead to more lasting changes in how we travel? Some are arguing the lockdown and a looming government infrastructure spend-up is an opportunity to rethink travel longer-term, particularly in urban centres like Wellington, moving away from cars and towards cycling and walking.

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14 days ago

Mittens is out and about - have you spotted him in the city?

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington's celebrity feline has been afforded the city's highest honour, with Mittens being given the key to the city.

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14 days ago

Newtown green grocer

Happy from Kilbirnie

⚡️⚡️SPECIALS⚡️⚡️

✅Avocado 99¢/each
✅Cauliflower $1.99/each
✅Potato Agria 99cents/kg
✅Cherry tomato 2 for $5
✅Brown onion 99cents
✅Spinach 2 for $5… View more
⚡️⚡️SPECIALS⚡️⚡️

✅Avocado 99¢/each
✅Cauliflower $1.99/each
✅Potato Agria 99cents/kg
✅Cherry tomato 2 for $5
✅Brown onion 99cents
✅Spinach 2 for $5
✅Telegraph cucumber $1.49/each
✅Golden Delicious Apple 99cents/kg

Choke and Persimmons are in store now as well.

Many more specials in-store! 100 Riddiford st Newtown.

Specials are on now and ending on Sunday
(24/05/2020).

14 days ago

Compact that garage mess...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Upcycle a pallet and old kitchen forks to help keep garden tools organised.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this project yourself

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15 days ago

(Urgent) Rose Gardens or Lush Gardens with Lawn Needed for FILM SHOOT!

Sarah from Roseneath

Hi there

We are very small group of 7 that need a garden to shoot just 1-3 scenes in for a short film:
www.moonpalacemedia.com...

In return and if we make it to Cannes we will place your name in the credits. Please email moonpalacemedia@gmail.com

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16 days ago

How will Wellington fare with fewer new people?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington city planners had forecast another 50,000 to 80,000 people would make Wellington City home over the next 30 years.
But those predictions have now been thrown up in the air with coronavirus curtailing the movement of people, particularly across national borders. How should Wellington … View more
Wellington city planners had forecast another 50,000 to 80,000 people would make Wellington City home over the next 30 years.
But those predictions have now been thrown up in the air with coronavirus curtailing the movement of people, particularly across national borders. How should Wellington prepare for slower population growth and what will it mean for the future of the city?

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15 days ago

Retirees - is it time for something new?

Presbyterian Support Central

Light, bright, modern and just the right size – what more could you ask for?

A cosy one bedroom apartment at Huntleigh Retirement Apartments is available now and waiting for you.

Recently renovated to the highest standard in the central Wellington suburb of Karori, this one won’t be … View more
Light, bright, modern and just the right size – what more could you ask for?

A cosy one bedroom apartment at Huntleigh Retirement Apartments is available now and waiting for you.

Recently renovated to the highest standard in the central Wellington suburb of Karori, this one won’t be around long.

Make the most of independence of living, but without the hassle. No need to worry about the rates, insurance, maintenance this winter - we’ve got it covered.

Additional services also available.
Find out more

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15 days ago

Luxury Care Suites at Elderslea

Oceania Healthcare

Life has been anything but normal lately and could stay unusual for a little longer. You may feel that now is the perfect time to move to a vibrant community where you not only feel right at home but safe and supported too.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our luxury … View more
Life has been anything but normal lately and could stay unusual for a little longer. You may feel that now is the perfect time to move to a vibrant community where you not only feel right at home but safe and supported too.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our luxury Care Suites at Elderslea offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home, including a cosy living area, stylish kitchenette and modern ensuite.

Give us a call to see how we can help.

Elderslea is located at 29 Redwood Street, Upper Hutt.
Find out more

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15 days ago

Roller blind won’t go up and down straight? Here's how to fix it yourself.

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington

t's about time we shared one of our best kept not-so-secrets....

A common problem with roller screens or roller blinds is that they start tracking to one side and eventually will wear away the side of the blind curtain with the threads causing a problem in the mechanism.

The reason can … View more
t's about time we shared one of our best kept not-so-secrets....

A common problem with roller screens or roller blinds is that they start tracking to one side and eventually will wear away the side of the blind curtain with the threads causing a problem in the mechanism.

The reason can be that the material has stretched or has moved on the blind shaft. Things like insects or stray bits of stuff can be wrapped up in the roll as the blind is rolled up.

The first thing to do is to make sure there is no foreign objects or insects rolled into the roll and make sure the blind is attached to the roller properly. Do this by rolling the blind down to its full extent and checking.

If the sides are damaged you should make sure any loose threads etc are cleared and you can trim the damaged side with a sharp pair of scissors. To do this remove the blind from the brackets.

Many of the blinds have a spring loaded pin at the end opposite the chain. This spring is retracted by turning the knurled wheel either up or down till the spring is retracted. The blind can then be removed by lowering it and sliding it off the other bracket. The more level the blind the easier to remove from the other bracket. Sometimes it will come down leaving the drive still there. If so, all you need to do is remove the drive and replace in the shaft.
Some blinds have lift up out of bracket ends or plastic roller pins that need a small screw driver to remove.

Some blinds are a spring loaded one end and have a lift up attachment on the other end.
(If you are not sure how, Google, “taking down roller blind shades” and you will find a video for the type you have.)

Hint here, ensure the blind is rolled up before removing. Lay the blind on a table or floor and trim.

Roll the blind up again.
Reinstall the blind.

When doing that make sure that when you fit the drive end back onto the bracket, that the cover over the chain wheel is at the top so the chain can run properly (It should be in the 11 – 1 position.), and that the chain is free. The spring pin should just push up into its bracket. If it is a bit tight you can use the wheel to wind the spring in and then you can let the pin out once in position.

Roll the blind up and down several times.
If the blind is rolling to one side then you can adjust this.

Let the blind right down till you can see the where the fabric is fastened to the roll shaft.
What you need to do is to put a strip of masking tape on the roller shaft, where the material is attached, at the end that you want the blind to roll back too. i.e. the opposite end to the way it rolls across to now.

Depending on the width of the blind a strip 100-150 mm will be long enough for a blind up to a meter wide but for a wider blind you can put a strip 250-300mm long.

Try rolling up the blind and if it is still rolling to the side then you can add another strip the same size on top of the first one. Add more strips as necessary. Simple stuff to do.


Article with Pictures: curtaincleaners.co.nz...

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16 days ago

Fixing a sewing machine

Glenna Neighbourly Lead from Hataitai

I have a cheap sewing machine, only valued at $200 new, and it will not longer pick up the bobbin thread, does any one know where I could get this fixed locally?

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