Oriental Bay, Wellington

17 hours ago

Want to teach your kids the true meaning of Christmas?

Sustainability Trust

Take some time to work, shop or play, and bring the kids in to give back this Christmas for three fun-filled mornings.

🎄 Kids Make, Bake and Give - Wens, 18 Dec I 9 am to 11.30 am 🎅

‘Tis the season to share the love. Join us for a few hours of fun while we make and bake tasty treats, take… View more
Take some time to work, shop or play, and bring the kids in to give back this Christmas for three fun-filled mornings.

🎄 Kids Make, Bake and Give - Wens, 18 Dec I 9 am to 11.30 am 🎅

‘Tis the season to share the love. Join us for a few hours of fun while we make and bake tasty treats, take a stroll up the road and give the goods to our friends who need them more. Leftovers? Fabric wrap and share at home.

🎄 Bangin’ Christmas Crackers - Thurs, 19 Dec I 9 am to 11.30 am 🎅

Are you dreaming of a green Christmas? Bring along your best jokes to make your own bangin’ Christmas crackers and craft sustainable decorations. After the festive session, you’ll be able to reuse or recycle. Merry Christmas Mother Earth!

🎄Furry Friends and Christmas - Fri, 20 Dec I 9 am to 11.30 am 🎅

What do fabric, insulation off-cuts and animals have in common? Join us to find out! During this fun-filled session, you will learn some sweet life skills, make toys and cushions from upcycled materials and donate them to our furry friends living in shelters.

$26 per workshop or book all 3 and save 10%

All workshops are Sustainability Trust HQ I 2 Forresters Lane, Wellington

21 hours ago

Yesterday's storm

The Team from Wellington Water

Following the storm on Sunday 8 December we are assessing and collating all of the information and data we received.

This information is important as it helps us understand the impact events like this have on the network. You may see our crews out over the next few days investigating the impact … View more
Following the storm on Sunday 8 December we are assessing and collating all of the information and data we received.

This information is important as it helps us understand the impact events like this have on the network. You may see our crews out over the next few days investigating the impact and clearing stormwater drains.

If you experienced flooding within your property (inside your house) during Sunday’s event please contact samantha.mccluskey@wellingtonwater.co.nz with the details and any photos showing the flood water.

22 hours ago

Te Kaitiaki Wai Summer 2019

The Team from Wellington Water

The Summer edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's official magazine, is now available!

This edition features articles on Wellington Water’s work towards a more sustainable water supply; a reflection on the climate catastrophe from Rob Blakemore, our Chief Advisor, Service Planning; … View more
The Summer edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's official magazine, is now available!

This edition features articles on Wellington Water’s work towards a more sustainable water supply; a reflection on the climate catastrophe from Rob Blakemore, our Chief Advisor, Service Planning; and, in recognition of our new council-owner, South Wairarapa District Council, images and interviews from the region.

Happy reading!

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5 days ago

How do you dispose of paint?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

DIY-ers are being urged to dispose of paint responsibly, after a video captured paint flowing from a storm water drain into Titahi Bay. Wellington Water said paint was found in waterways every summer. How do you you dispose of paint?

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6 days ago

Name a book

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

What book sticks in your mind?

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by … View moreAnother year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
  • 6.5% Yes - I’m excited to implement it
    6.5% Complete
  • 33.3% No - I never stick by them
    33.3% Complete
  • 21.1% I haven’t thought about it yet
    21.1% Complete
  • 39.1% I make goals throughout the year
    39.1% Complete
681 votes
1 day ago

Roads remaining closed after storm

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has issued warnings to drivers travelling along state highways 2 and 58.

Block Rd, which runs beside State Highway 2 at Melling, has been closed due to flooding. Grays Rd, which connects to State Highway 1 in Plimmerton, has also been closed due to … View more
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has issued warnings to drivers travelling along state highways 2 and 58.

Block Rd, which runs beside State Highway 2 at Melling, has been closed due to flooding. Grays Rd, which connects to State Highway 1 in Plimmerton, has also been closed due to flooding. Motorists have been told to take the highway as an alternative route.

Road repairs have slowed traffic down to one lane and traffic management is in place along SH58, near the Spinnaker Dr intersection in Porirua. Motorists should expect minor delays.
Read more.

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1 day ago

Spaces available to choose Christmas gifts for your children.

Millie from St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington

🎁💙 Do you need help with presents for the kids this year?

The Vinnies Welfare and Services Hub has transformed into a festive toy shop. Make a booking to pick and wrap gifts you would like for your children:

🎁 How can I access the shop?
We ask that people pre-book a ‘shopping slot’. … View more
🎁💙 Do you need help with presents for the kids this year?

The Vinnies Welfare and Services Hub has transformed into a festive toy shop. Make a booking to pick and wrap gifts you would like for your children:

🎁 How can I access the shop?
We ask that people pre-book a ‘shopping slot’. Each slot allows 15 minutes to browse and choose the gifts. Bookings can be made by:
- call 04 389 7122
- email info@vinnieswgtn.org.nz
- drop into level 1, 207 Riddiford Street Newtown

🎁 Access Criteria?
- be the parent or primary caregiver
- be able to show a Community Services Card or benefit breakdown
- picking for children aged 0 - 16 years

💙 The old saying goes ‘Christmas is the time for giving’. We're going a step further and make sure this ‘giving’ puts the dignity and mana of our community whānau first.

Free

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1 day ago

Celebrate the launch of two new Readers Tours with TV Guide!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the NorthView more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19th December 2019.
Go into win

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1 day ago

Are you a winner this time?

SIX60 Tour

We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your … View more
We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here).

We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
See the winners!

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9 days ago

damaged vehicle

Garvin from Thorndon

Hello All,

About 1:00pm 1st Dec, I parked my car in the coupon parking area in Tinakori Rd, it's about 100M away from the Thorndon Fair, when I came back to my car about 2:30pm, my car was damaged, someone tried to do a parallel parking but hit my car and did a runner. My car is silver … View more
Hello All,

About 1:00pm 1st Dec, I parked my car in the coupon parking area in Tinakori Rd, it's about 100M away from the Thorndon Fair, when I came back to my car about 2:30pm, my car was damaged, someone tried to do a parallel parking but hit my car and did a runner. My car is silver colour 2018 Holden Astra, the car which hit my car should be blue.
Anyone, who saw the incident, could you please contact me 029 9203160.
Attached picture is the damage to my car.



Thank you very much for your help.
Garvin

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2 days ago

WE ARE OPEN TODAY!

Aaron Graham from Hataitai Family Barbers

After a few very bad weeks due to staff issues we have a new senior barber and are open for business again!

If you need a haircut, shave or beard trim and Sunday’s suit you, pop in from 10-4 today. We would love to see you.

2 days ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, … View more
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

read the full story here.
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2 days ago

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