Ngaio, Wellington

9 days ago

Racism a daily reality for Muslim shop owner

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Nureddin Abdurahman has plenty of first hand experience of racism.

When a woman walked into his Wellington shop and said his religion is evil and that Muslims have the potential to “bring jihad and kill us all”, the shop owner was disappointed, but not surprised.

Abdurahman shared a … View more
Nureddin Abdurahman has plenty of first hand experience of racism.

When a woman walked into his Wellington shop and said his religion is evil and that Muslims have the potential to “bring jihad and kill us all”, the shop owner was disappointed, but not surprised.

Abdurahman shared a 15-minute video of the interaction with the woman online, which created a significant response and prompted conversations about how to appropriately discuss religion.

Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon viewed the video and said there is “no need to fear Islamophobia in Aotearoa as there no need to fear Christianity”.
”A father-of-three and owner of Kilbirnie’s Near And Far Import Export Ltd, Nureddin Abdurahman, is used to discrimination in New Zealand, after the years of racism he experienced working as a taxi driver. Drunken verbal and physical abuse aimed at Abdurahman and his colleagues was normal."

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8 days ago

Corrugated iron please

Cassandra from Ngaio

Hello neighbors! Do you have any sheets of corrugated iron lying around? We're looking for some for cladding a shed, for reasonable second hand price. Can pick up. :) If you have, please message me here or text on 0211875477. Thanks!

9 days ago

Missing woman in Miramar

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Ioanna Siatiras, 82, who has been reported missing from her home in Miramar.
She was last seen around 9:30pm on Thursday near New World Miramar.

Ioanna is described as 5’5, of medium build and likely wearing black. Her family and Police are … View more
Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Ioanna Siatiras, 82, who has been reported missing from her home in Miramar.
She was last seen around 9:30pm on Thursday near New World Miramar.

Ioanna is described as 5’5, of medium build and likely wearing black. Her family and Police are concerned for her welfare and want to make sure she is safe, so are asking anyone who has seen her to contact Police immediately.
If you have any information about her whereabouts please call Police on 105 quoting job number P043627041.

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8 days ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Johnsonville Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!
For a … View more
Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!
For a reasonable estimate, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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8 days ago

Habaneros for sale (like chillies but much hotter)

Hayden from Johnsonville

Hi everyone,
My little 12 year-old sister and I have some more freshly-picked, pesticide-free habaneros off our bush that we would like to sell to earn some pocket money.

The $1 coin is for size reference, these habaneros are much bigger than chillies I have seen at the local supermarket retailing… View more
Hi everyone,
My little 12 year-old sister and I have some more freshly-picked, pesticide-free habaneros off our bush that we would like to sell to earn some pocket money.

The $1 coin is for size reference, these habaneros are much bigger than chillies I have seen at the local supermarket retailing for $1:30 each (picture included indicating size relative to a $1 coin) and are really hot so you only need to cut up a small portion into food. Habaneros store well in the freezer so any leftover can be frozen until needed for up to a few months.

$1 each or 6 for $5.

I also have some that I have frozen that we would still like to sell at a rate of 2 for $1.50.

Covid-19 safety precautions:
It is recommended that you rinse produce thoroughly with hot water.
See covid19.govt.nz....

Please PM me or email me at haydenthemonkey@gmail.com for more info. Thank!

Negotiable

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8 days ago

Boys size 12 formal jacket

Hayden from Johnsonville

This has been washed and is in good second hand condition with no tears or stains.

Smoke-free home.

Pick-up in Johnsonville or central Wellington city.

Price: $25

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8 days ago

Size 8 boys formal jacket

Hayden from Johnsonville

This has been washed and is in good second hand condition with no tears or stains.

Smoke-free home.

Pick-up in Johnsonville or central Wellington city.

Price: $25

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8 days ago

'Zone' brand 4 fin oil column heater for sale

Hayden from Johnsonville

This oil column heater is in good working condition. Has two switches with different power ratings to change how much heat is produced and a built-in timer. There is one cosmetic scratch along one edge (as pictured).

Dimensions: approx. 63cm tall x 30cm long x 22cm wide

Model number: ZNNDB1EV5

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This oil column heater is in good working condition. Has two switches with different power ratings to change how much heat is produced and a built-in timer. There is one cosmetic scratch along one edge (as pictured).

Dimensions: approx. 63cm tall x 30cm long x 22cm wide

Model number: ZNNDB1EV5

Note: the castors are not the original ones. They spin freely but need to be swivelled manually by hand.

Pick up in Johnsonville.

Negotiable

8 days ago

Samsonite suitcase for sale

Hayden from Johnsonville

This Samsonite brand hard shell suitcase is in great condition with only minor scuffs due to normal wear and tear. Has an internal pouch and two locks for security.

Dimensions approx. 70cm x 55cm x 25cm

Pick up in Johnsonville.

Price: $30

9 days ago

Looking for gardening support?

Yates NZ

Join the Yates Growing Community – a free online blog to share successes, get advice & win prizes in fun challenges along the way!

A great place for gardeners of all skill levels, including newbies, to come together. You just need a passion for gardening, and a willingness to share your … View more
Join the Yates Growing Community – a free online blog to share successes, get advice & win prizes in fun challenges along the way!

A great place for gardeners of all skill levels, including newbies, to come together. You just need a passion for gardening, and a willingness to share your journey.

The current challenge running is the Vegie Growing Challenge, and there are over $4000 worth of Go Gardening vouchers and Yates goodies up for grabs
Join the community

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9 days ago

Information on Boarding at Nelson College

Nelson College

Nelson College's Headmaster Richard Dykes will be in Wellington on Friday 18th September, and is keen to meet with any parents who are considering sending their son to Nelson College. With a welcoming family environment, our school has consistently high-level academic, sporting and leadership … View moreNelson College's Headmaster Richard Dykes will be in Wellington on Friday 18th September, and is keen to meet with any parents who are considering sending their son to Nelson College. With a welcoming family environment, our school has consistently high-level academic, sporting and leadership programmes.

If you are interested in more information, this is a great opportunity to meet Richard and get an overview of our school.

To arrange a time between 4.30pm and 6.30pm, email boarding@nelsoncollege.school.nz
Find out more

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10 days ago

Will anyone want to live in Wellington City?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Young people will not want to live in Wellington if the city’s housing crisis is not fixed, a frustrated councillor has told colleagues.

As Wellington City Council's six-month Housing Action Plan report came to the table at its strategy and policy committee meeting on Wednesday, the draft … View more
Young people will not want to live in Wellington if the city’s housing crisis is not fixed, a frustrated councillor has told colleagues.

As Wellington City Council's six-month Housing Action Plan report came to the table at its strategy and policy committee meeting on Wednesday, the draft spatial plan, social housing and affordability became hot topics.

Councillor Tamatha Paul warned her colleagues that a change in attitude was needed if the city is to prosper.

"If we want to keep [Wellington] grey and dull and boring, and if we want to keep going the way we're going with the debate we’re having then it’s quickly going to be the city no one wants to live in, especially not young people.

We don't fix housing affordability by having no supply – that doesn’t make any sense to me and to me, it's making the problem of social housing worse because we’re pricing people out."

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9 days ago

Fitness Bootcamp

Reuben from Newlands Fitness

Join our free Fitness Bootcamp on Saturday September 12 at 10am in Newlands.

All fitness levels welcome!

Learn the basics of exercise and have a fun workout with an experienced Personal Trainer.

Limited spots available, send us a message if you’re interested!

9 days ago

Fire on Taranaki Street

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Fire and Emergency are attending an incident at the Soho Apartments on Taranaki Street.
Traffic will be quite congested so we suggest avoiding the area if possible.
Stay safe Pōneke.

11 days ago

Have you seen any for rooks?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If you hear the sound “Kaah, kaah" the regional council wants to hear from you. It could be the harsh call of rooks, a pest bird that nests in rural areas during spring.

Rooks are an invasive species that target agricultural crops. Every Year, our biosecurity team carry out surveys and … View more
If you hear the sound “Kaah, kaah" the regional council wants to hear from you. It could be the harsh call of rooks, a pest bird that nests in rural areas during spring.

Rooks are an invasive species that target agricultural crops. Every Year, our biosecurity team carry out surveys and control to prevent these birds from harming our environment and economic wellbeing.

If you think you’ve seen this large, glossy, purplish-black bird on your property, please cal the regional council on 0800 496 734 or email pest.animals@gw.govt.nz.

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