Northland, Wellington

16 days ago

Exhibition - Jasmine Chalmers, Photographic Artist

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

We are delighted to invite you to the Exhibition of our 2020 Marsden Artist in Residence, Jasmine Chalmers. On at {Suite Gallery}, 241 Cuba Street, Wellington, 11-25 September, ‘Interior Vision’ is an exploration of memory, nostalgia, longing and state of mind through the still-life genre. … View moreWe are delighted to invite you to the Exhibition of our 2020 Marsden Artist in Residence, Jasmine Chalmers. On at {Suite Gallery}, 241 Cuba Street, Wellington, 11-25 September, ‘Interior Vision’ is an exploration of memory, nostalgia, longing and state of mind through the still-life genre. Photographic artworks are for sale with a percentage returning to the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Artist in Residence Programme. Jasmine will be at the Gallery 12 & 19 September.
{Suite} Gallery opening hours: Wed-Sat (11am – 5pm, Sat until 4pm).

17 days ago

Poll: Should we ban gangs?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Stuff movie reviewer Greame Tuckett loved Savage and suggested it is a film all New Zealanders should see.

"Savage is, in its best moments, a stunning achievement. And it is never less than heartfelt and engaging. Very recommended."

Directed by Sam Kelly, it takes a look at the life of … View more
Stuff movie reviewer Greame Tuckett loved Savage and suggested it is a film all New Zealanders should see.

"Savage is, in its best moments, a stunning achievement. And it is never less than heartfelt and engaging. Very recommended."

Directed by Sam Kelly, it takes a look at the life of gang leader Moses. Set in Wellington in the 1980s, Kelly suggests that we can trace the emergence of gangs in New Zealand to institutions like the Epuni Boys Home in Lower Hutt, where physical and sexual abuse was rife.

Tuckett was particularly impressed by the way Savage gets "behind the masks of gang life and talked to the lost boys and mutilated men" in gangs throughout New Zealand.

One of the highlights was the performance of James Matamua, who was discovered in a Upper Hutt boxing gym.

The movie will inevitably raises questions about attitudes to gangs and whether politicians should take a tougher approach. Tell us what you think?

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Should we ban gangs?
  • 83.6% Yes
    83.6% Complete
  • 16.4% No
    16.4% Complete
286 votes
17 days ago

Do you have problems accessing your property?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hullo, Wellingtonians,

We are looking for people who are have problems accessing their home safely due to problems with council maintained footpaths, roads or a lack of lighting.
If you can help us with our story contact Brianna Stewart on 021 198 6221 or email brianna.stewart@stuff.co.nz

17 days ago

Spring has sprung and we're loving all of the flowers blooming! 🌷

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental … View more
As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental health + well-being. Whether you have a wide social network or prefer to only have a few close friends, joining Neighbourhood Support is a great way to feel supported and connected to those nearby. You never know when you might need a little help from a local friend!

Join or setup a group for FREE by getting in touch with us here...

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17 days ago

Don't forget to enrol in the General Election

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

The General Election is going to be held on Saturday 17 October.

To make voting easy, be sure to enrol by Sunday 13 September. You can enrol by visiting vote.nz..., calling 0800 36 76 56 or texting your name and address to 3676.
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The General Election is going to be held on Saturday 17 October.

To make voting easy, be sure to enrol by Sunday 13 September. You can enrol by visiting vote.nz..., calling 0800 36 76 56 or texting your name and address to 3676.


#TōTātouPōneke #GeneralElection2020

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19 days ago

Driveways driven away by new rule

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new … View more
Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new housing or business developments, under newly released housing guidelines.

The change comes as the Government looks to encourage development, in part by freeing up land held up by car parks, under its new National Policy Statement for urban development.

Property developer Phil Robinson said scrapping car park rules was a “big change”, but he was unsure if it was a “big win”.

What do you think of having more new builds in your area with fewer driveways and garages?

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19 days ago

Poll: Is a predator-free Wellington achievable"

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington’s predator-free vision is a step closer to reality, thanks to a major funding boost announced today.

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced a further $7.6m in investment over the next five years at Otari-Wilton’s Bush in Wellington on Monday. The investment was expected to … View more
Wellington’s predator-free vision is a step closer to reality, thanks to a major funding boost announced today.

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced a further $7.6m in investment over the next five years at Otari-Wilton’s Bush in Wellington on Monday. The investment was expected to create 42 new jobs.

The money would come from the Government’s company, Predator Free 2050, and matches similar investment from Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

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Is a predator-free Wellington achievable"
  • 62% Yes
    62% Complete
  • 38% No
    38% Complete
342 votes
17 days ago

See how our Houseplant Hero runnerup Hollie Procter fits all her plants into her tiny home!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“So I would say it’s possible I might have the most plants per square metre,” she quips.

18 days ago

Your thoughts on making Matariki a public holiday

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.

The policy announcement follows a series of public campaigns for Matariki, which acts as the Māori New Year, to be recognised.

We want to hear your thoughts about Matariki becoming a public holiday. Do you support the idea, or are you against it? Perhaps you have a counter proposal.

Share your thoughts here.

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17 days ago

Brand new African design bag

Jayne from Te Aro

Stunning brand new African style bohemian bag.
Sisal Feel. No tags.

In Striking bold colours, rust, olive, beige and black.
Gorgeous enough to dress up, for a more formal Occassion ,or just to have fun.
Perfect size for all the things we carry in our hand, phone wallets, keys etc.
Extra … View more
Stunning brand new African style bohemian bag.
Sisal Feel. No tags.

In Striking bold colours, rust, olive, beige and black.
Gorgeous enough to dress up, for a more formal Occassion ,or just to have fun.
Perfect size for all the things we carry in our hand, phone wallets, keys etc.
Extra long leather handles means it can be worn on the shoulder.

Leather trim fully lined with an inside pocket.

Pickup is The Terrace, Wellington Central.(drive in with parking)
Or
Courier at buyers expense.

Thank you for viewing.

Stay Safe ✨

Price: $45

17 days ago

The original big bathroom sale

Zip Plumbing Hutt Valley

- Bathroom Packages from $1599.
- Up to 70% OFF on End of line and clearance products

Next weekend, 18th September 2020 to 20th September 2020. Only in Hutt Valley.

66 Hutt Road, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012
(04) 568 3353
zipplumb@xtra.co.nz
Find out more

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19 days ago

Landmark boat set to sail again

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A Wellington landmark set to sail again. The Sealion has been berthed near the northern end of Queens Wharf in the central city for almost two decades.

Soon, it will set sail for different waters, after a change in ownership saw long-time resident Ian McIntosh move off the boat, after about 16 … View more
A Wellington landmark set to sail again. The Sealion has been berthed near the northern end of Queens Wharf in the central city for almost two decades.

Soon, it will set sail for different waters, after a change in ownership saw long-time resident Ian McIntosh move off the boat, after about 16 years living there with his wife and three children.

Purchased for $5 and renamed Ground Zero, the boat is now in the hands of the boat is in the hands of American visionary Peter Myers.

Myers, currently drifting between waters at the top of the South Island and bottom of the North, has grand plans to do up the boat and shift it to Nelson, to establish a community of people who will live off and around it in a self-sustained bubble.

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19 days ago

Poll: Would you buy an apartment in Wellington City?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington City Council estimates that over the next 30 years, the capital will need up to 80,000 new homes. With little land available for development, apartments are likely to be the future for growth in the city.

For Wellington’s inner city, a six-storey minimum building height will … View more
The Wellington City Council estimates that over the next 30 years, the capital will need up to 80,000 new homes. With little land available for development, apartments are likely to be the future for growth in the city.

For Wellington’s inner city, a six-storey minimum building height will likely be introduced with developments up to 10 storeys in Te Aro and on some central city boundaries. In the inner-city suburbs, up to 5400 extra homes will be created.

But inner-city apartment owner Carol Brown​ says people should think very carefully before buying an apartment in Wellington. She is warning that although new apartments will be built to code, the code can change over time.

That is what happened to her and she warned the financial implications can be huge.

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Would you buy an apartment in Wellington City?
  • 17.8% Yes
    17.8% Complete
  • 82.2% No
    82.2% Complete
494 votes
18 days ago

Russian Blue at The Botanic Garden

Hendy from Northland

This cat called out to me on a rainy Monday and ended up staying for an hour with him. I walk past again today and he came out after I called out, and he is still as friendly as yesterday. Don't seem hungry. But just want to make sure he has a home. Anyone can help with this? Thank you.

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26 days ago

Septembers suite of events at the National Library

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Kia ora everyone
Due to COVID-19 some of our events can be cancelled or postponed at very short notice. Please check the National Library website for updated information about individual events before you come.

‘A real war job at last?’ Māori women and the armed forces during the Second World… View more
Kia ora everyone
Due to COVID-19 some of our events can be cancelled or postponed at very short notice. Please check the National Library website for updated information about individual events before you come.

‘A real war job at last?’ Māori women and the armed forces during the Second World War
Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm
Cost: Free event
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Part of the Public History Talk — 2020 series
Of the many books published about New Zealand’s military history there are none specifically dedicated to the story of Māori women who served in the armed forces during the Second World War. This presentation looks at the recruitment of Māori women into the auxiliary services, why they joined, and how their wartime service impacted on their post-war lives.

Wellington’s first Pākehā arrivals: 1803-1839
Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: Free event. RSVP essential.
Location: Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington
Contact details: turnbullfriends@gmail.com
Part of the Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2020 series
Just who were the early European visitors and residents who made the region around Whanganui-a-Tara their home well before the arrival of the ‘official’ permanent settlers of Wellington in 1840? Rhys Richards will tell us about some of these early arrivals.

Tupu’anga (mo e Teu Tangata)
Date: Wednesday 9 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm
Cost: Free event.
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Part of the Pasifika Spectacular series
Come and hear a talanoa of family stories from three generations of Sarah Finau’s family. This talk is an exploration of the call to live in Aotearoa, and the ever-constant magnetic pull home — ki Tonga.

Knowledge is a blessing on your mind: Wānanga and the Scientific Project
Date: Monday 14 September 2020, 6pm to 7pm
Cost: Free. Booking essential.
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Contact details: turnbullfriends@gmail.com
Part of the Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2020 series
Dame Anne Salmond, Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland, will deliver the 2020 Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture.

Working from home: resources you can access online
Date: Tuesday 15 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm
Cost: Free event.
Location: Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington
Whether you are experienced or new to family history, there is material available online through the National Library that you can access. Joan McCracken from the Alexander Turnbull Library will explore some of the well-known resources (PapersPast, Digital NZ) and look at some that you might be new to you.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic
Date: Tuesday 15 September 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Registrations close: Tuesday 15 September
Cost: Free
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken St, Thorndon, Wellington
Do you want to learn more about looking after your precious family taonga? Join Vicki-Anne Heikell from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.

Te reo He Tohu tour
Date: Tuesday 15 Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 September 2020, 12pm to 12:30pm
Cost: Free event
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken St, Thorndon, Wellington
Tours of He Tohu in te reo Māori as part of our celebration of Te wiki o te reo Māori 2020.

He Tohu Suffrage Tours: 127 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Date: Saturday 19 September 2020, 10am to 10:30am and 12pm to 12.30pm
Cost: Free event
Location: He Matapihi Molesworth Library, Te Ahumairangi ground floor, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
Come and celebrate the passing of the 1893 Electoral Act when women in New Zealand gained the right to vote! We will have suffrage tours of He Tohu to remember those who helped pave the way forward for us.

The Chee Kung Tong — Treasures from the Doris Chung Collection
Date: Tuesday 22 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Cost: Free talk. RSVP required ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Location: Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington
Part of the Chinese Language Week 2020 series
Come and hear about treasures from the Doris Chung Collection and a mysterious international organisation. The talk will be followed by a viewing of a selection from the collection.

Ngā Manu Rōreka
Date: Thursday 24 September 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Cost: Free event
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken St, Thorndon, Wellington
Blending te reo Māori and physical theatre, this musical production follows two students' journey to reconnect with their ancestors. Written by Apirana Taylor, translated into te reo Māori by Materoa Haenga. A Taki Rua theatre production.

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