Ngaio, Wellington

10 days ago

Carmen doco followed by paewhiri kōrero on gender identity

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

A Festival inspired by Wellington’s rich history of queer fairs and festivals. 2020 will mark the 34th Out in the Park, Wellington’s queer fair since 1986.

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2020
Time: 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner … View more
A Festival inspired by Wellington’s rich history of queer fairs and festivals. 2020 will mark the 34th Out in the Park, Wellington’s queer fair since 1986.

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2020
Time: 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Celebrate cultural icon Carmen Rupe
Celebrate cultural icon Carmen Rupe in 1989 documentary ‘Carmen’. Learn the story of a vivacious performer, businesswoman, brothel keeper, LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS activist.

‘Carmen: the documentary’ profiles one of New Zealand’s most flamboyant and well know trans identities and advocates. In a candid open discussion with Carmen she walks and talks us through her early days living in Taumarunui through to her heydays in the entertainment industry.

‘Carmen: the documentary’ was produced and directed by Geoff Steven. Screening by kind permission of Geoff Steven.

Dynamic discussion

Following the film, there will be a dynamic discussion from a panel featuring Taupuruariki Brightwell, Peri and Karen Te Wao Richard Tankersley, and Tuiloma Lina Samu on gender diversity, sexuality and identity.

This event is hosted in partnership with Te Puna Mātauranga The National Library as part of Wellington’s Pride Week events.

About the panel
Panel Facilitator: Gareth Seymore grew up in Tokoroa. After school he studied in Tāmaki Makaurau and Kirikiriroa and now lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. In four years at Ngā Taonga he has worked in a variety of roles supporting the contract with Te Māngai Pāho, and now holds the role of Pouwhakahaere, Kaupapa Māori.

Karen & Peri Te Wao say you know you’re getting old when you appear in an iconic photo collage owned by Chrissy Witoko, displayed in her Evergreen Coffee Lounge in Vivian Street, Wellington. Like Carmen, Chrissy supported many people from all walks. She also enjoyed capturing history of the rainbow community in her way and displayed them proudly to anyone who entered her business premises. In a way, that is also what we are about. We are kind people who celebrate our communities (Tapatoru and Tātou), in our way.

Taupuruariki (Ariki) Brightwell (Rongowhakaata, Ngati Maru, Te Whanau a Ruataupare, Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa, Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa. Nga motu o Tahiti) is an Takatapui Indigenous artist of Maori, Rarotonga and Tahitian descent. She devotes herself to art and storytelling, revolving around her history and tipuna. She is the 27th generation of an unbroken line of artists.

Tuiloma Lina-Jodi Vaine Samu (she/ her) is a Samoan woman born in Aotearoa New Zealand. She was born, raised, educated and lived in Ōtahūhū and Mangere, South Auckland. She is the fifth child of 6 children of the late Tuiloma Molipopo Samu nee Iusitini of Sapunaoa, Falealili & Pu’apu’a Savai’I, Samoa and Leatufale Lila Samu of Salelesi and Faleula, Upolu Samoa. Formerly employed at Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the NZ Human Rights Commission based in Auckland, she has now moved to Whanganui-ā-Tara to work at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples as Principal Advisor for its newly established Pacific Languages Revitalisation Unit (putting to use her doctoral research).

Richard Tankersleyis currently Principal Maori Advisor at the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. From 2008 to 2017 he held the position of Human Rights Commissioner where his areas of experience were sexual orientation, gender identify and sex characteristics. For over 20 years Richard was the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Facilitator at Matariki Services Ltd.

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15 days ago

Do you recognise these people?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to … View moreAre any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to put names to faces, so if you recognise anyone, please let us know!

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9 days ago

Naomi Solomon - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Naomi and I am 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… View moreKia ora koutou, I am Naomi and I am 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. I am a conduit to Ngāti Toa Rangatira mana whenua on the Whaitua Committee. I am looking forward to working with Ngāti Toa mana whenua and you to shape the future of our water.

Our population is growing fast and placing more pressure waste and stormwater infrastructure. Some of our waterways have high levels of E-coli and other illness causing bacteria for anyone who ingests them. We need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our waterways, for us and for our children , which are under pressure due to increasing population and land development.

Fixing the waste and stormwater infrastructure is costly. Help us to find solutions that are fair and equitable. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

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...)

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10 days ago

Ngaio Community Picnic

Robyn Radomski from Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association

The Ngaio Community Picnic is being held on Sunday 1 March 2020. 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Bring your picnic and join in the fun.
We are running 3 competitions:
1. Give your best Carbon Neutral Idea
2. Nominate our best neighbour
3. Capture our local essence in a photo
Details of the competitions and how… View more
The Ngaio Community Picnic is being held on Sunday 1 March 2020. 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Bring your picnic and join in the fun.
We are running 3 competitions:
1. Give your best Carbon Neutral Idea
2. Nominate our best neighbour
3. Capture our local essence in a photo
Details of the competitions and how to enter and deadlines are on our website www.ngaio.org.nz... or call 04 939 8441

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10 days ago

Hairstyla straightening brush

Melissa from Johnsonville

Straightening brush for sale. Only used a few times. $40 ono

Negotiable

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10 days ago

iPhone 7 128GB Rose

Bharath from Khandallah

IPhone 7, Works fine absolutely no problem.
Upgraded to newer model, hence surplus.

Price: $450

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10 days ago

Wire drawers $25. The lot! Need gone.

Pamela from Johnsonville

Bought originally as storage space in wardrobe. Unfortunately never used & stored badly. May clean ok? Or use in shed/garage.$25.

Price: $25

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19 days ago

Home maintenance services

Patrick from PBWorks

I offer property and garden maintenance for rental properties or your home. I specialise in repairs, minor building, gardening and maintenance. I am a skilled gardener, carpenter and problem solver. Call me for an obligation-free quote.

10 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
Find out more

11 days ago

Free carpet underlay

Brett from Khandallah

I have 2x pieces of 12mm Dunlop Carpet Cushion. 2 @ 1.8x2.0m.

Free to a good home. For anyone thinking of a carpet refit. Or who has excess carpet they’re wanting to turn into mats; underlay is great for that!

Pick up Tawa. Can deliver for the price of a coffee. :)

Free

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11 days ago

Porcelain Doll Kit- Baby sarah

Dianne from Johnsonville

Porcelain doll Kit- never been used. Comes with head with hair, and limbs, and instructions for the body etc, located in Johnsonville

Price: $35

12 days ago

Help for a little friend,

Carolina from Wadestown

givealittle.co.nz...

I’m a teenage girl living in Wellington, New Zealand. My cat Charlie (7yrs old) has been at the vet clinic for four nights with his first undiagnosed infection. He is usually very chatty, talkative and cuddly but he has lost his meow and stopped eating. The bill has gone up … View more
givealittle.co.nz...

I’m a teenage girl living in Wellington, New Zealand. My cat Charlie (7yrs old) has been at the vet clinic for four nights with his first undiagnosed infection. He is usually very chatty, talkative and cuddly but he has lost his meow and stopped eating. The bill has gone up to $1000, my family don’t have the funds to pay for it. I am the only one with no bills, therefore am working my hardest to try and raise money. I have a job, however, I’m unable to get the funds quick enough since it’s so expensive. I’m hoping to gain some support and be able to save Charlie.

Francisca Murray-Abarca's involvement (page creator)
The funds will go into my mother's account which will be going to my pet cat.
¡Use of funds
To pay for the care and support my cat needs to survive. If there is extra money donated it will go immediately back to charity.

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11 days ago

Free Clean Fill

Tim from Johnsonville

Free clean fill mainly rock with some clay, easy flat drive on access

Free

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11 days ago

Khandallah Park Summer Picnic - 22 February 2020 11:00am to 1:30pm

Nicola McFaull from Onslow Residents' Community Association

Come for family fun at the Annual Summer Picnic at Khandallah Park. Bring your picnic basket. Dress as a pirate, join the treasure hunt, get a pirate tattoo and enter the Pirate Fancy Dress Parade. Then watch KATs performance of Mean Jean the Pirate Queen at 1:30pm. You can swim in Khandallah… View moreCome for family fun at the Annual Summer Picnic at Khandallah Park. Bring your picnic basket. Dress as a pirate, join the treasure hunt, get a pirate tattoo and enter the Pirate Fancy Dress Parade. Then watch KATs performance of Mean Jean the Pirate Queen at 1:30pm. You can swim in Khandallah Pool for free on this day, and there will be games, activities and a chance to make giant bubbles. All welcome.

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