Newtown, Wellington

16 hours ago

Would free Sunday parking make you visit the CBD more?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Paid parking on weekends looks set to stay. Wellington Mayor Andy Foster campaigned on restoring free central city parking on Sundays, and included it in his "first 150 days" plan. But as the council seeks public engagement on a review of parking policies, Foster admitted he didn't … View morePaid parking on weekends looks set to stay. Wellington Mayor Andy Foster campaigned on restoring free central city parking on Sundays, and included it in his "first 150 days" plan. But as the council seeks public engagement on a review of parking policies, Foster admitted he didn't have the votes to pass free Sunday parking. Would free parking make you visit the CBD more?

Image
J
19 minutes ago

Needed, someone to loan a weed eater to help bring lawn down before mowing.

Jo from Southgate

Hi there,
Is there a kind neighbour who could help with the loan of a weedeater to bring lawn down.
Or any other good suggestions.
This is to help a disabled person unable to do his lawn.
Location is Southgate.
Thank you so much.
Please kindly PM me.
With thanks.

N
5 days ago

ANNUAL MISSION FAIR

Nina from Island Bay

The Annual Mission Fair for the Sisters of St Peter Claver is being held on Saturday 22 February.
Here is some info about the Sisters and what this year’s fundraising will be used for.
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver came to Island Bay in 1952, to seek help for the missions in Africa … View more
The Annual Mission Fair for the Sisters of St Peter Claver is being held on Saturday 22 February.
Here is some info about the Sisters and what this year’s fundraising will be used for.
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver came to Island Bay in 1952, to seek help for the missions in Africa and other continents. They are a unique congregation in that they don’t themselves work in the mission stations, but support and help the missions by prayer and sacrifice, plus fundraising. Each year they fundraise for a specific cause and in 2020 it is:
- To build three classrooms for children now at risk in South Sudan
- To finish a primary school for orphans and marginalised children in Nigeria
- To construct a house for a poor widow in Tanzania and provide a wheelchair for her handicapped daughter.
All money raised is given straight to the needy charities via diplomatic bag. There are no administrative costs.

Image
1 day ago

Any ARTWORK for SALE 🖼

Lupe from Lyall Bay

Looking to buy any paintings or even load them off your back 😊

My house is looking SAD & if I had won Wednesday’s lotto that I paid with my last bus fare (whoops) I would have sold out the local art shop 😂

Just two I brought from the local thrift shop 🙂

J
1 hour ago

Do you start feeling a bit colder?

Jo from Southgate

HI there,
I have a wool underlay to put under your sheet for sale.
If you are interested PM me - suits queen I think.
If you want exact measurements let me know.
thanks.

Price: $45

F
2 days ago

Loud music among the Zoo animals late into the night

Francesca from Melrose

Wellington Zoo has an outdoor venue among the animal cages where live bands and DJs blare music late into the night. I can hear it very clearly from my home.

The Zoo is generally quiet from very early evening and through the night. The animals will be used to the dark and quiet at this time, … View more
Wellington Zoo has an outdoor venue among the animal cages where live bands and DJs blare music late into the night. I can hear it very clearly from my home.

The Zoo is generally quiet from very early evening and through the night. The animals will be used to the dark and quiet at this time, where they get some respite from being caged entertainment. But every now and then the evening brings more human harassment in the form of fantastically loud music and often chattering or yelling humans, that subjects these animals to further stress, sometimes until after midnight.
The Zoo told me this is done to make money. It’s punishment on top of punishment for animals, dressed up as both fun and conservation. It makes my skin crawl hearing this in our neighbourhood.
If you’re confused about the conservation façade, read from the many experts and research to understand that Zoos are really just recreation. And not for the animals.
Why does Wellington Zoo need to make it even worse?

2 hours ago

MISS HEILALA ELITE CLEANING SERVICES

Lupe from Lyall Bay

If you’re needing domestic cleaning services carried out on your house then give me a call on +64211677872

I am working on my own so prices are the most affordable in Wellington & I provide 24/7 cleaning services.

Weekend cleaning, public holidays, school holidays, bond cleaning! You… View more
If you’re needing domestic cleaning services carried out on your house then give me a call on +64211677872

I am working on my own so prices are the most affordable in Wellington & I provide 24/7 cleaning services.

Weekend cleaning, public holidays, school holidays, bond cleaning! You name it!

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL.

So give me a call now! 😊

Image
8 hours ago

Shaving 1.4m long dreads for charity!

Bree from Berhampore

Hey guys, I couldn’t figure out how to post this elsewhere, but my partner and I are doing a fundraiser for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome foundation of NZ and are looking for a little help! He will be shaving off his 1.4 metre long dreadlocks on the 15th of March and all proceeds go to charity.

View more
Hey guys, I couldn’t figure out how to post this elsewhere, but my partner and I are doing a fundraiser for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome foundation of NZ and are looking for a little help! He will be shaving off his 1.4 metre long dreadlocks on the 15th of March and all proceeds go to charity.

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes are a group of 13 genetic connective tissue disorders resulting from a fault in the collagen. As collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and is meant to stick everything together, this syndrome can have widespread and sometimes devastating effects. The blurb in the link explains more

The give a little page link is: givealittle.co.nz...

and the blurb explains everything else!

Thankyou to anyone that donates 🖤

Image
1 day ago

Missing cat

Liz from Berhampore

Loki, a 3 legged Burmese cat is missing from Waripori St - he’s not been seen for 36 hours. Please check any area he may be caught in. Thanks Liz INNES

Image
14 hours ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are … View more
Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to makeover your shoes

Image
1 day ago

Summer Sale - 20 - 70% OFF Everything!

Stacks Furniture Store

Hi neighbours,

At Stacks Furniture we want to inspire you to create the home of your dreams.

Better yet we are having a Summer Sale with 20 -70% OFF Everything!

We believe in making quality and style obtainable for everyone. Everything we stock is comfortable, stylish and beautifully … View more
Hi neighbours,

At Stacks Furniture we want to inspire you to create the home of your dreams.

Better yet we are having a Summer Sale with 20 -70% OFF Everything!

We believe in making quality and style obtainable for everyone. Everything we stock is comfortable, stylish and beautifully crafted, and we can work within any budget to find just the right thing for just the right spot.

Our sofas, chairs, tables and occasional furniture can be tailored to the shape, size and colour of your choice. We endeavour to source all of our furniture from ethical manufacturers.

Come and see us here:
187 Adelaide Road, Newtown
Parking alongside
Keep up to date here on our Facebook or follow us on Pinterest
Come on down!

Image
1 day ago

Wayne Guppy - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Wayne Guppy, mayor Upper Hutt City Council, and a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all … View moreKia ora koutou, I am Wayne Guppy, mayor Upper Hutt City Council, and a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

The importance of the environment, Hutt River and our waterways are important to me and critical to the well-being of current and future generations. We are looking forward to working with you to maintain and improve the quality of the water in our catchments. We need to fix our waste and stormwater infrastructure with population growth putting more pressure on our pipe networks. I need your help to find solutions that are equitable and fair.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

Image
2 days ago

Try and watch the video without smiling...

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The grey pavement, sky, and drizzling rain are no match for the fluorescent orange figure grooving to unheard music on the side of Wellington's Evans Bay Parade.
Follow the read more link to check out his moves.

Image
1 day ago

Renovation mistakes you will want to avoid

Kiwi Self Storage - Kilbirnie

With plenty of renovations happening around Wellington while the weather is good, we've pulled together some mistakes to try and avoid.

Image
1 day ago

Young Kiwis Ask for Social Media Safeguards

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

📱 Young people recognise the dangers of social media and are asking for safeguards to be put in place to protect them – including having its safe use taught in schools as part of the curriculum.

Image
1 day ago

“Pretty Brave” child’s sandal found at Lyall Bay

Kathryn from Berhampore

Left on Seawall by dog exercise sign (just along from playground).

Perhaps someone on FB could post this on the local Lost & Found page please?

Top