Ohariu, Wellington

5 days ago

Support for Wellington to be called Te Whanganui-a-Tara following Māori Party's language policy announcement

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A Māori Party proposal to change the name of Wellington to Te Whanganui-a-Tara has the support of city leaders.

Kaumātua and Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui chairman Kura Moeahu said he strongly supported the move to return place names to the original ingoa Māori. It … View more
A Māori Party proposal to change the name of Wellington to Te Whanganui-a-Tara has the support of city leaders.

Kaumātua and Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui chairman Kura Moeahu said he strongly supported the move to return place names to the original ingoa Māori. It would helps everyone understand the local history, he said. "There is a narration that goes with each of these names.

Wellington City Councillor Jill Day (Ngāti Tūwharetoa), who holds the Māori Partnerships portfolio, welcomed the announcement.

Commuters spoken to in Wellington by Stuff also supported the idea. Craig Lambert thought Te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui was a more inclusive alternative. ”It represents all people.”

“Many of our cities and towns were named after people who never came to Aotearoa, with no consideration of the names that were already in use,” Day said.

Fellow Councillor Tamatha Paul (Ngāti Awa and Waikato Tainui) said there were about 39 places called Wellington in the world.

A poll on Neighbourly with over 520 respondents was 81 per cent against a name change.

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4 days ago

Somersaulting Wgtn councillor

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If it were not for an injury in 2018, Wellington City Cr Sean Rush would still be competing in gymnastics, aged 51.

It was a sport he got into as a 9-year-old in Hawke’s Bay. By his teen years he was representing New Zealand. At the age of 15 he got a near-perfect 9.9 score on the high beam at … View more
If it were not for an injury in 2018, Wellington City Cr Sean Rush would still be competing in gymnastics, aged 51.

It was a sport he got into as a 9-year-old in Hawke’s Bay. By his teen years he was representing New Zealand. At the age of 15 he got a near-perfect 9.9 score on the high beam at an Australian competition.

He gave it away but started again, aged about 40 in Calgary, Canada. When he returned to New Zealand he went to Capital Gym Sports in Newtown with hopes of competing again as a 50-year-old. But that dream ended when he “buggered” his knee doing a summersault.

He is just one of a number of councillors with a hidden talent

4 days ago

Nissan National Demonstrator Sale

The Team from Gazley

Nissan’s National 4 day Demonstrator sale starts Wednesday the 16th until Sunday the 20th of September.

Save thousands across the Nissan range on near new Demonstrators, to view our current Nissan stock check out the link or www.gazleynissan.com, or give us a call on 04 381 3000.
Find out more

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4 days ago

It's back... for a limited time only!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

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5 days ago

What's On: Staying Safe Workshop

Lorna from Petone

Improve your driving skills and feel more confident on the road. Free refresher workshop for senior drivers. Email info@ageconcernwellington.org.nz or call 04 499 6648 for more information or to register
Staying Safe Workshop
  • Age Concern Wellington
5 days ago

Staying Safe Workshop

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

Join us for a Staying Safe Workshop. Monday 28th September, 10AM - 2PM. Improve your driving skills and feel more confident on the road. In this free refresher workshop for senior drivers, we will discuss:
- updated road rules
- how age affects driving ability and
- how to adapt your driving … View more
Join us for a Staying Safe Workshop. Monday 28th September, 10AM - 2PM. Improve your driving skills and feel more confident on the road. In this free refresher workshop for senior drivers, we will discuss:
- updated road rules
- how age affects driving ability and
- how to adapt your driving technique for today's busy roads
info@ageconcernwellington.org.nz or 04 499 6648 for more information and to register.

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5 days ago

JOJO Siwa Metallica Stickers

Dianne from Johnsonville

JOJO Siwa metallic sticker book- 6 sheets. There is one sticker missing which was just a lollipop. located in johnsonville.

Price: $4

5 days ago

Masterton man wins ACC case

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A young Masterton welder’s health nightmare is nearly over with the swipe of a bureaucrat’s pen.

Last week Aiden Sayer, 21, who was almost killed in a workplace accident earlier this year, was languishing on a public waiting list for a bladder stone procedure that ACC should have covered.

His… View more
A young Masterton welder’s health nightmare is nearly over with the swipe of a bureaucrat’s pen.

Last week Aiden Sayer, 21, who was almost killed in a workplace accident earlier this year, was languishing on a public waiting list for a bladder stone procedure that ACC should have covered.

His urologist argued that the bladder stone was caused by having to endure a catheter for a month following his February accident. ACC said no, but after persistent lobbying and a story on Stuff last week, the corporation has changed its mind.

Following ACC acceptance, his urologist has quickly arranged for a procedure to be carried out in a private medical facility next Tuesday.

“I’ll be able to do more hours of work ... I’ll be able to work on my car, be able to go out with friends, return to a normal life. I couldn’t do that before because of my stone,” Sayer said.

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5 days ago

Power outage - Central City

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Wellington Electricity have advised there is a power outage affecting much of the central city.

We are arranging for a temporary power supply to the location.
Please take care and we will share updates as they come.

www.welectricity.co.nz...

5 days ago

Handyman Wanted

Samantha from Quinovic Kent Terrace | Johnsonville | Hutt Valley - Wellington

Hi everyone, we're on the lookout for a new handyman for our Johnsonville office. If this sounds like you, get in touch today, we'd love to chat with you.

Call Phlippa Hurst on 027 443 9748 or email philippa.hurst@quinovic-kt.co.nz

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6 days ago

Metlinks thanks the public

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Metlink is thanking Wellington commuters for their cooperation following the Government announcement that physical distancing is no longer required on public transport.

"We would like to thank everyone for their hard work complying with these measures on board our services for the last few … View more
Metlink is thanking Wellington commuters for their cooperation following the Government announcement that physical distancing is no longer required on public transport.

"We would like to thank everyone for their hard work complying with these measures on board our services for the last few weeks. This has been made possible by the your continued support for wearing face coverings on board public transport, which has made our services safer for both passengers and staff."

The Government still expects all New Zealanders to wear face coverings on public transport with exemptions only for school services, children under 12 years old, and passengers with disability and health concerns. Passengers should continue to follow the Government’s level 2 advice which includes logging their journeys using QR codes and the COVID-19 app, practicing good personal hygiene by washing and sanitising their hands before and after travelling, sneezing and coughing into their elbows and avoiding public transport completely if they are sick. Passengers can keep up to date with the Government’s latest alert level 2 measures on public transport through Metlink's social media, website and app.

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5 days ago

Just windy Wellington things

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Spring is quite literally in the air, with severe northwest gales hitting the capital!

Make sure you've got your wheelie bin clip secured, your trampoline strapped down, and if you see any debris that needs clearing, give us a call on 04 499 4444 or report it via the FIXiT app.

If possible,… View more
Spring is quite literally in the air, with severe northwest gales hitting the capital!

Make sure you've got your wheelie bin clip secured, your trampoline strapped down, and if you see any debris that needs clearing, give us a call on 04 499 4444 or report it via the FIXiT app.

If possible, please put your kerbside rubbish and recycling out in the morning instead of overnight.

Me whai kia haumaru, Pōneke - Play it safe Wellington

wellington.govt.nz...

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26 days ago

Poll: What to do with Shelly Bay?

Matt Tso Reporter from Community News

With the proposal to put a National Heritage Park on the highly contested site having recently come out of the woodwork, what do you think would be of most benefit to the city?

What to do with Shelly Bay?
  • 18.1% Housing
    18.1% Complete
  • 62.2% National Heritage Park
    62.2% Complete
  • 16.6% Keep it as it is
    16.6% Complete
  • 3.1% None of the above - bring back the flying boats!
    3.1% Complete
392 votes
5 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Malvina Major Retirement Village

A talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of… View moreA talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of 80 years and a combined age of more than 2800 years it shows you can't stop the feeling!

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5 days ago

spring Garden clean ups!

Ian Hamilton from Natures choice gardening services - Khandallah

Want a fresh Garden for spring ? Don’t have time or the passion? Putting the house on the market ? We can help. Guest arriving ? We can help- call me today on 0272430951 and book a free quote
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