Oriental Bay, Wellington

11 hours 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.
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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

3 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

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3 days ago

Rare white tūī captured by Wellington photographer

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Feathered Friend Friday but a beautiful white tūī has been spotted in Wellington.
Thank-you Sean Gillespie for your lovely pictures.

2 days ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in … View more
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

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Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 75.7% Yes
    75.7% Complete
  • 24.3% No
    24.3% Complete
610 votes
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1 hour ago

What's On: Social singing

Anna from Tawa

A fun, inclusive singing group. All are welcome and no experience is needed. Wide range of songs, led by two music therapists. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Social singing
  • Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
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1 hour ago

What's On: Karori Community Singers

Anna from Tawa

A fun, inclusive singing group that runs in term time. No experience needed. Wide range of songs, led by a music therapist. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Karori Community Singers
  • St Mary's Anglican Church
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5 hours ago

What's On: Karori Community Singers

Anna from Tawa

Every Wednesday during school term. A fun, inclusive singing group for all ages and abilities. Led by a music therapist with a wide range of songs. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Karori Community Singers
  • St Mary's Anglican Church
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5 hours ago

What's On: Karori Community Singing

Anna from Tawa

A fun, inclusive singing group for all ages and abilities. No experience necessary. Led by a music therapist with a wide range of songs and styles. Enquiries to singingisgoodforyou@gmail.com.
Karori Community Singing
  • St Mary's Anglican Church
1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.

"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as … View more
This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.

"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as a small tree, which hadn't as yet flowered, from our first home in Standen St. Thanks heaps Deb."

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1 day ago

Habit-Building for High School

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
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Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
By working together with your child to build these 5 actions, habits can be formed now in time to start high school in the coming years, with confidence.

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1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

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We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Newtown green grocer

Happy from Newtown Greengrocer

⚡️⚡️SPECIALS⚡️⚡️

✅Avocado 2 for $2.50
✅Cauliflower $2.99 each
✅Asparagus 2 for $5
✅Loose Tomatoes $3.99/kg
✅Lettuce $1.50/each
✅Brown onion 99¢/kg… View more
⚡️⚡️SPECIALS⚡️⚡️

✅Avocado 2 for $2.50
✅Cauliflower $2.99 each
✅Asparagus 2 for $5
✅Loose Tomatoes $3.99/kg
✅Lettuce $1.50/each
✅Brown onion 99¢/kg
✅Agria potatoes 99¢/kg
✅Telegraph cucumber $1.99 each
✅Capsicums large 2 for $3
✅Courgettes NZ $2.99/kg
✅Eggplant 2 for $5
✅Leeks $1.49/each
✅NZ Navel Oranges $2.99/kg
✅Nz strawberry 2 for $6

Many more specials in-store!

Specials are On now and ending on Monday (26/10/20)

2 days ago

Next steps - Evans Bay Parade

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Work will begin on Tuesday 27 October on the next stretch of new walking and bike paths around the bays.

The Downer NZ team will start on the city side of Greta Point and work back towards the city as far as Weka Bay. Stop/go traffic management, and a 30km/h speed limit will be in place Mondays … View more
Work will begin on Tuesday 27 October on the next stretch of new walking and bike paths around the bays.

The Downer NZ team will start on the city side of Greta Point and work back towards the city as far as Weka Bay. Stop/go traffic management, and a 30km/h speed limit will be in place Mondays to Fridays, 9am-4pm.
Please take extra care walking, running, biking, scooting and driving through this area. Work will take about 8 months.

The improvements are part of Tahitai, the biking and walking route from the east that has been taking shape at Ōmarukaikuru/Pt Jerningham, and along the Kilbirnie foreshore next to Cobham Drive.

They will also form part of Te Aranui o Pōneke/the Great Harbour Way. For information, visit

www.transportprojects.org.nz...

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1 day ago

Our special EVENTS newsletter

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

Hello All,

Isn't it lovely having a bit of sun?!

There are so many fun events coming up, so we have put together a special EVENTS newsletter for you to keep up-to-date.

Enjoy and take care x

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1 day ago

Make a sensory table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most… View more
Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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