Newtown, Wellington

2 hours ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Lulu

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Our SPCA Pet of the Day is Lulu.

"I am a sweet dog looking for my forever home. I am looking for a very special home that can understand my quirks and needs, a home that can help me thrive and be the best companion I can be.
My ideal home would be one that has had previous large dog … View more
Our SPCA Pet of the Day is Lulu.

"I am a sweet dog looking for my forever home. I am looking for a very special home that can understand my quirks and needs, a home that can help me thrive and be the best companion I can be.
My ideal home would be one that has had previous large dog experience and/or greyhound experience. I walk beautifully on a lead but in saying that, I would need a home that can handle me as I can be strong when I want. I have had a fair amount of training from my previous home but there is always room for more growth. I am super smart and a lover of all yummy foods so will pick up new things very quickly.
I can be shy when meeting new people so I would love a quiet patient home that can read when I am not comfortable. A home with no children would be best for me. Being part greyhound, I am also not suited to a home with cats or any small animals. If you think you are the home for me contact SPCA’s Canine Team for more information."

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1 day ago

Pet of the Day: Our Millie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Ricard Gray is the proud owner of Mille the cat. Please note our pic is not upside down!
"Pet of the Day: Our Millie loves to hang out and have fun with owners Richard and Sally from Tītahi Bay."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nzView more
Ricard Gray is the proud owner of Mille the cat. Please note our pic is not upside down!
"Pet of the Day: Our Millie loves to hang out and have fun with owners Richard and Sally from Tītahi Bay."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.

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6 hours ago

Resident-friendly terms

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly… View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want.
*Some conditions apply
Learn more

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1 day ago

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Block NZ is back on our screens on Monday, but let's hope there are no more silly decor challenges and over-the-top reserves.

2 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a picture from Rosa Marie.
Has anybody got any ideas for a caption?

"Thanks to a wonderful husband who took me there and a low tide, Pāuatahanui was a bird photographer's dream this afternoon! Masses of kingfishers who were either sitting on bits of driftwood or … View more
This week we feature a picture from Rosa Marie.
Has anybody got any ideas for a caption?

"Thanks to a wonderful husband who took me there and a low tide, Pāuatahanui was a bird photographer's dream this afternoon! Masses of kingfishers who were either sitting on bits of driftwood or logs, in between catching little crabs, a pile of shags who were in a very flappy mood and were constantly splashing about in the water, a pair of Caspian terns who didn't seem to be getting on too well, a blue heron who was getting annoyed by a seagull who was swooping over him. So much to see and photograph! It helped wearing some wellies so I could wade in to get some closer shots."

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1 day ago

Earth Sea Sky Pop Up

Anita from Mount Victoria

Quality Merino NZ Made Clothes
87 Willis St, Cnr Bond & Willis St
Fri 11-Sun 27 June
Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 4pm

1 day ago

Fed up with your untidy garden?

Joshua from Kilbirnie Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Our team of landscape gardeners will help you with the garden tidy-up and built brand-new garden edging. The best options to keep your beloved garden neat and under control. We work with a range of materials including railway sleepers. Stop looking further, give us a call at 027 252 1771 or go to … View moreOur team of landscape gardeners will help you with the garden tidy-up and built brand-new garden edging. The best options to keep your beloved garden neat and under control. We work with a range of materials including railway sleepers. Stop looking further, give us a call at 027 252 1771 or go to www.pricesmart.co.nz... to organize a site visit.

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1 day ago

What's On: REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with local stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, find a bargain and enjoy a day out in Kapiti.
REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
14 days ago

Finally, over 40's can now have fun at bars with other over '40's.

Michael from Newtown

Cheers -



Welly is an unusual town. While in many ways it is very sophisticated, yet there are literally no bars here where people in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s can dance and mix and mingle with those of a similar age. Many yearn for the days when they could let loose at “Boogie … View more
Cheers -



Welly is an unusual town. While in many ways it is very sophisticated, yet there are literally no bars here where people in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s can dance and mix and mingle with those of a similar age. Many yearn for the days when they could let loose at “Boogie Wonderland” and hang out at “Hummingbird”. However, wait no more. That that has changed.
I am from Miami, love to party and to throw parities. Every Friday, my meetup.com group, "40's, 50's, and 60's Get Off Your Ass and Have Fun" meet at a different bar with a great dance floor and will either have the entire bar to ourselves or a large portion of it. We will play the best of the ‘70’s, ‘80’s, and ‘90’s dance music. Even if you don’t dance though, you will have fun just grooving to the high energy from the others who are.

Both couples and singles are invited. However, ours is not a dating meetup. Its purpose is to provide comfortable venues where we can make new friends of both sexes and enjoy the company of our old friends.


There will never be a cover charge. In fact, just the opposite. We will always have drink specials until 10:00 (but you do not have to drink have fun) and complimentary nibbles. It will be my personal pleasure to greet you and to introduce you to the others.


You can join for free at www.meetup.com...


Best wishes - Michael

1 day ago

Welcome sign

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

A vintage print can make a great welcome sign for your home entrance way by simply adding some hand painted letters in your choice of Resene colours!

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Physical Storytelling Classes for Kids

Joanne from Mornington

Hi Neighbours,
I wanted to let you know about some fun, educational, interactive storytelling classes I will be running for kids. I am a performing arts teacher and in August will start to run ‘Physical Stories with Jo' for kids aged 4 to 7 years old.
In these weekly classes I will use a … View more
Hi Neighbours,
I wanted to let you know about some fun, educational, interactive storytelling classes I will be running for kids. I am a performing arts teacher and in August will start to run ‘Physical Stories with Jo' for kids aged 4 to 7 years old.
In these weekly classes I will use a range of drama exercises, interactive yoga stories, songs, and reflection time to build on children's concentration, confidence and collaboration skills. Using stories that kids love like ‘Frozen’, ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and ‘The Gruffalo’, I focuses on the messages behind these stories such as managing fear and being kind. Discovering what makes you special and knowing that your actions affect others. Being brave and able to stay calm using deep breathing to think clearly.
The sessions are designed to be great fun and purposeful. “I believe getting kids physically moving their bodies and thinking simultaneously is so beneficial”.
Classes will run from Island Bay School on a Monday at 3.30pm and from the Scouts Hall in Brooklyn on a Wednesday at 3.30pm.
The first session is free, but you do have to register so get in quick! For more information go to joannelisik.com or email me at joannelisik@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you!

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4 days ago

Poll: Do you support the nurses strike?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Thirty thousand nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants across the country are striking on Wednesday today for better pay, more sick leave and safer work conditions.
They will walk off the job for eight hours from 11am until 7pm.

Do you support the nurses strike?
  • 88.4% Yes
    88.4% Complete
  • 11.6% No
    11.6% Complete
991 votes
4 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Any thoughts on who these two are?

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2 days ago

Plastic and metal lid recycling

Sustainability Trust

Did you know that you're not supposed to put metal or plastic lids in your kerbside recycling bag/bin? These items are too small and fall through the rollers at the southern landfill and often end up in the landfill.

It's ok though because we're here to save the day! Thanks to a … View more
Did you know that you're not supposed to put metal or plastic lids in your kerbside recycling bag/bin? These items are too small and fall through the rollers at the southern landfill and often end up in the landfill.

It's ok though because we're here to save the day! Thanks to a couple of awesome partnerships (Tiny Plastic Factory and McAuley Metals), we're able to accept plastic lids labelled 2,4 or 5 + all metal jar lids and bottle caps for recycling.

So save them up and bring them to us. We're at 2 Forresters lane Wellington.

This is a free service.

5 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Yep, it is not Friday but by coincidence both Andrew Gorrie and Rosa Marie visited Zealandia and photographed a stroppy tūī who did not want to share the sugar feeder.
Check out the photo of a kaka by Gorrie and the tūī by Marie. Which picture do your prefer?

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3 days ago

Gentle Exercise classes - June / July timetable

Deb from Kilbirnie

Exercise classes primarily for Seniors, but all ages and abilities welcome. Read more about each class below.

MONDAY 10.30am - SEATED MOBILISATION EXERCISES
o Every Monday, Kilbirnie Community Centre - $5

TUESDAY 5pm - SPIN POI
o Every Tuesday, 5pm, Kilbirnie Community Centre - $5

WEDNESDAY … View more
Exercise classes primarily for Seniors, but all ages and abilities welcome. Read more about each class below.

MONDAY 10.30am - SEATED MOBILISATION EXERCISES
o Every Monday, Kilbirnie Community Centre - $5

TUESDAY 5pm - SPIN POI
o Every Tuesday, 5pm, Kilbirnie Community Centre - $5

WEDNESDAY 2pm - SPIN POI
o Every Wednesday, 2pm, on Zoom - $5

THURSDAY 11am - SPIN POI
This class is funded by Tu Ora Compass Health - suggested koha $2
o 17 June - Strathmore Park Community Centre
o 24 June - Seatoun Village Hall
o 1 July - Strathmore Park Community Centre
o 8 July - Strathmore Park Community Centre
o 15 July - Seatoun Village Hall
o 22 July - Seatoun Village Hall
o 29 July - Strathmore Park Community Centre
o From August on, all classes at Strathmore Park until further notice

SEATED MOBILISATION EXERCISES

50 minutes of gentle exercises set to music. 2 songs standing, the rest seated in chairs. Aims of the class: Gentle exercise for those who can't exercise standing up / Prevent joint stiffness & maintain joint and muscle mobility / Have fun!

Suitable for various forms of arthritis, recovery from strokes or heart attacks, chronic fatigue, MS, seniors easing back into exercise and more.

SPIN POI

Playing with poi is a lot of fun! Spin Poi can be done sitting or standing and is suitable for almost everyone. Inspired by traditional poi, it has been adapted to be a safe and effective exercise, especially for older populations. On top of the usual benefits of exercise, typically people will see improvements in grip strength, attention, focus, balance and coordination.

No need to book. Poi provided. Or there some new sets available for sale if you want your own personal set. The class is suitable for beginners to intermediate. It is 45 minutes long and we cover:
o Welcome, safety reminders & warm up
o Practice poi movements
o Playtime! 20-25 minutes of poi to music
o Cool down

Ask me more about any of the classes!

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