Northland, Wellington

30 days ago

Northland family looking for a long term rental

Chris from Northland

Kia Ora, we're a friendly, reliable family who are looking for a family home to rent long term in or near Northland (where our children go to school). Our current landlord is selling and we can move any time in the next few months.

If anyone knows of anywhere that is coming available … View more
Kia Ora, we're a friendly, reliable family who are looking for a family home to rent long term in or near Northland (where our children go to school). Our current landlord is selling and we can move any time in the next few months.

If anyone knows of anywhere that is coming available we'd love to hear from you - our renter resume is ready to go!

Thanks

Chris, Susy, Ruben, Seb and Zac

29 days ago

Linden Pop-up Hub

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

Join us for this free event where there will be a light lunch, a cuppa and some friendly chats at the monthly hub.

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29 days ago

Popular baby product recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and … View more
Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and The Nile from October 2019 to October 2020

If you have one of these forks/spoons and the date stamp is marked 2019 or earlier (or no date stamp is shown), the company advises to stop using the product and contact Bloom and Grow NZ to organise for a gift voucher to the same value.

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31 days ago

Monday Sport Blast From The Past

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Gordon Llewellyn is a name you have probably never heard off but he played a pivotal role in the birth of the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
In 1983, he and three other Hutt athletes – Colin Bailey, Peter Spijkerman and Brent Busby – made history when they attended the Summer Special… View more
Gordon Llewellyn is a name you have probably never heard off but he played a pivotal role in the birth of the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
In 1983, he and three other Hutt athletes – Colin Bailey, Peter Spijkerman and Brent Busby – made history when they attended the Summer Special Olympics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The trip was organised by Grant Quinn, who later said Gordon Llewellyn proved the perfect poster boy for the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
Llewellyn was a larger than life character with a bold personality and a fascination with the TV character Magnum PI.
Years later Quinn recalled the flight over and an announcement that came over the intercom.
"This is your captain speaking … I have a very special passenger with me in the cockpit. His name is Gordon Llewellyn from New Zealand."
Llewellyn quickly took over the microphone and proceeded to entertain the whole plane.
"Next minute Gordon was asking, or should I say demanding, that everybody on board give the team a rousing three cheers to wish the team a successful time in Baton Rouge," recalled Quinn.
The team performed well at the Olympics and athletes returned home heroes, proudly wearing their medals for weeks to make sure nobody missed their success.
Llewellyn died in August 2014 and Quinn gave the eulogy. He told mourners that Llewellyn and the other three Hutt swimmers had changed the public's perception of the intellectually disabled.
They had helped win mainstream acceptance and played a key role in promoting an organisation that now had more than 7000 active members.

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29 days ago

Are Curtains or Blinds best for kids’ bedrooms?

Robert Anderson from

Choosing curtains and/or blinds for a child’s bedroom is much more complicated than you might think, with several factors to take into consideration when making the right choice. Let’s go over what you need to think about.

Blocking out light
Any parent will tell you kids need darkness to go… View more
Choosing curtains and/or blinds for a child’s bedroom is much more complicated than you might think, with several factors to take into consideration when making the right choice. Let’s go over what you need to think about.

Blocking out light
Any parent will tell you kids need darkness to go to bed. They don’t necessarily need darkness to sleep, but to convince them it’s bedtime it needs to be dark. Post daylight savings, heading into spring and summer, this can be a challenge. Curtains and blinds can help.

First of all, opt for block-out lining. Block-out lined curtains reduce natural light and UV rays, providing an ideal solution for darkening a bedroom. They also offer thermal and sound insulation properties, which come in handy too and we’ll discuss more shortly.

The best solution to block out light is curtains made of medium to heavy fabric, hanging wide and high over the window and down to the floor. But don’t make a decision yet, there are things to consider that might make you shy away from this option.

Slatted blinds are the least ideal solution as they allow small amounts of light to peep through even when fully closed and lowered. An inside mounted roller blind also allows a small amount of light to enter. For extra light blockage consider a curtain over a blind.

Reducing noise
Blocking out noise completely using only curtains or blinds is not possible, but it can be reduced. The best options are:
• Curtains – reducing noise all comes down to absorbing the vibrations so opt for the thickest, heaviest fabric you can (e.g. velvet or wool). The more layers the better so ensure you get them lined and you could also opt for a blind underneath as well.
• Roman shades – as with curtains, the thicker the fabric and more layers the better.
• Honeycomb blinds - the unique cellular design is great for cutting out noise. Just as the cells trap air to reduce heat transfer, they can also help keep out noise.

How they look
Consider the age and gender your child is now but also consider how long you want the curtains to last and how old your child will be then. What is right for a child aged 2 will be totally wrong come age 6.

Kids tend to enjoy bright colours and bold patterns, or they might want a fabric featuring a favourite character from a book, TV show or movie. Be aware the latter option is likely to date quickly and the above point applies here too; while they may love superheroes right now, will they still be as cool in 12 months’ time?

If kids are sharing a room maybe consider something a bit more neutral that will appeal to both.
And as they get older, into their teens for example, they will become even more opinionated about their “style” and what they like will have evolved and expanded a lot since they were young kids.

Privacy
If your child’s room is exposed and can be seen by neighbours or from the street, consider hanging sheers to ensure their privacy is maintained.

Health & safety
Beware of blind cords ad these are a strangulation hazard. Either make sure they are tightly wound around a cleat and out of reach, choose electronically operated blinds or spring-loaded roller blinds, or get blinds with a tension cord and pulley so there is no loose cord dangling.
Blinds or lightweight curtains are better for kids who suffer allergies. Thicker fabrics are better at collecting dust, pollen, and dust mites.

Shorter curtains are recommended over floor length for younger children so they can’t grab hold and pull or wrap themselves up in them.

Don’t use tension rods. These are operated by spring-loaded tension and therefore not screwed into the wall. One good tug and the lot could come tumbling down.


Don’t forget – regular cleaning will keep your childs room healthy. We can help with that!


www.curtainclean.co.nz...

30 days ago

Do you know what your car will be worth in three years time?

The Team from Gazley

The Gazley Nissan team would like to introduce you to Nissan Future Value. This tailored finance solution lets you keep your options open at the end of your vehicle loan term and guarantees the price that you can sell it for.

You simply pick your vehicle, pick your loan term and put down your … View more
The Gazley Nissan team would like to introduce you to Nissan Future Value. This tailored finance solution lets you keep your options open at the end of your vehicle loan term and guarantees the price that you can sell it for.

You simply pick your vehicle, pick your loan term and put down your deposit. Then at the end of the term, you can either upgrade, retain or return your vehicle, and rest assured that your future is sorted. And with payments from as little as $99 per week, there has never been a better time to upgrade your vehicle. (finance terms and conditions apply).
Learn more

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30 days ago

Hutt Road pedestrian crossing

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We are carrying out minor safety improvements to the Hutt Road pedestrian crossing with construction starting today on 27 October 2020 and estimated to finish in late November.

Improvements to the existing Hutt Road pedestrian crossing near Rangiora Avenue in Kaiwharawhara were last made nearly … View more
We are carrying out minor safety improvements to the Hutt Road pedestrian crossing with construction starting today on 27 October 2020 and estimated to finish in late November.

Improvements to the existing Hutt Road pedestrian crossing near Rangiora Avenue in Kaiwharawhara were last made nearly 20 years ago when it was converted to a two-stage pedestrian crossing. With the greater volume of traffic, there is a need to create better visibility of this crossing for both road users and pedestrians.

We are doing this by installing static and electronic warning signs and road markings and aim to complete the works with minimal disruption to the community.

For more information, visit: wellington.govt.nz/huttrd

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30 days ago

Jumping for Jute!

Robert Anderson from

Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.

Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried… View more
Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.

Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used.

The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as Bangladesh, China, and India.

Jute can be grown year-round and is harvested every six months. It can take decades to produce the same volume of wood fiber and it requires much larger tracts of land to cultivate.

The woody core of the jute plant, called hurd, has thousands of potential industrial and commercial uses. As an alternative to wood, hurd is capable of meeting most of the world’s demand for wood and wood products. Using hurd and jute fibres means that the level of deforestation to meet the current demand for paper and wood could be significantly decreased if they were used as an alternative.

Jute is 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and can even be used as compost for the garden. It is clear in terms of reusability and recyclability that jute bags are one of the best options available nowadays.

Jute fibres are tougher and more resilient than paper made from wood pulp and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and weather. They can be reused many times and are thus very environmentally friendly.

The application of jute is a significant step in combating the use of different materials containing toxic wastes. Jute bags cut down the employment of plastic bags, which have now been effectively banned in many countries due to their harmful components. Jute seems to be one of the best alternatives to it.

We hope you enjoyed learning about Jute as much as we did, we would love to hear your comments!

30 days ago

Flood mapping

The Team from Wellington Water

Flood risk map meetings start tomorrow 🌊
A reminder that we'd like to hear your experiences, and observations of flooding in your area.

If you can't make this meeting, we have three more sessions being held shortly as detailed in the image below.

Tomorrow's meeting details are … View more
Flood risk map meetings start tomorrow 🌊
A reminder that we'd like to hear your experiences, and observations of flooding in your area.

If you can't make this meeting, we have three more sessions being held shortly as detailed in the image below.

Tomorrow's meeting details are 👇

🗓 Wednesday 28 October
⏰ 6pm - 8pm
📍 Massey University, Entry A

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30 days ago

Looking for garage/lockup/workshop

James from Aro Valley

Kia ora,
I am looking to rent a Garage/workshop/lockup type space in wellington.
I am a builder mainly looking to store tools and some materials but it would also but great to be able to do some work in there aswell on rain days so having power would be a plus although not essential.
Cheers !
James

30 days ago

Quiz Night Fundraiser

Jessica from Dress for Success Wellington

Dress for Success is holding an exciting quiz night chocked full of games, bingo, quizzes fundraising auction items and raffles.

Run by our wonderful fundraising volunteers we would love your support with all proceeds going towards the running costs for Dress for Success Wellington.

Nibbles will … View more
Dress for Success is holding an exciting quiz night chocked full of games, bingo, quizzes fundraising auction items and raffles.

Run by our wonderful fundraising volunteers we would love your support with all proceeds going towards the running costs for Dress for Success Wellington.

Nibbles will be provided so get a group together to buy your tickets and come on down to have some fun.


The event will run from 6 pm until 8 pm a run sheet of the events will be available on the night along with breaks for that general gossip and relax after a hard day at work.

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31 days ago

Pauatahanui School Lamb & Calf Day

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

Fun-n-gala time! Are you keen to do your bit to improve the health of the Pauatahanui inlet?

Visit our stall at the Pauatahanui School Lamb & Calf Day on Saturday 7 November. Find out how you can improve the health of our waterways in the Pauatahanui area and inlet. Your efforts can boost … View more
Fun-n-gala time! Are you keen to do your bit to improve the health of the Pauatahanui inlet?

Visit our stall at the Pauatahanui School Lamb & Calf Day on Saturday 7 November. Find out how you can improve the health of our waterways in the Pauatahanui area and inlet. Your efforts can boost biodiversity and reduce sediment levels in our streams through erosion control and planting. Staff will be available to offer advice and help find out if your property could get funding assistance.

Bring along a weed from your garden and swap it for a free native plant. And loads of fun for the kids! We will have a catchment model at our stall for kids to experiment and learn about sediment, streams, gullies and wetlands. See you soon.

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30 days ago

WINGS OVER WAIRARAPA 2021 - Early Bird tickets NOW ON SALE!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival is being held on 26-28 February 2021 at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton – limited Early Bird tickets are on sale now - UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER OR UNTIL SOLD OUT.

Wings is an extravaganza of aerial action over three days. You will see over 70 aircraft including vintage, … View more
Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival is being held on 26-28 February 2021 at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton – limited Early Bird tickets are on sale now - UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER OR UNTIL SOLD OUT.

Wings is an extravaganza of aerial action over three days. You will see over 70 aircraft including vintage, military, jets, helicopters, aerobatic displays, skydiving and much more!

In addition to the spectacular flying programme there are fantastic ground displays and activities for small and big kids alike.

The Vintage Aviator aircraft collection based at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton is the largest flying collection of WWI aircraft in the world. Many of these aircraft can only be seen at Hood Aerodrome. This collection will feature prominently in the flying programme and on the ground displays.

Coach transfers from both Wellington and Palmerston North will take you straight into the heart of the airfield so you'll be quickly and easily right in the action. You can book this with your air show ticket. Check out www.wings.org.nz...... for more info and tickets.

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33 days ago

Pet of the Day

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.

The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
If … View more
The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.

The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz

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31 days ago

'Jumbo' Clock Radio

Tracy from Kelburn

An AM/FM clock radio which is in fine working order. It has a diameter of 20cm and stands just under 20cm tall.

Price: $8

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