Oriental Bay, Wellington

12 hours ago

Before and after cleaning

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

These curtains are looking as good as new after being treated for mould removal. If you have orange or black spots on your curtains - that is most likely mould! It loves a combination of dust, damp, and heat. It can smell very musty, especially if left to grow. We are experts in mould removal and … View moreThese curtains are looking as good as new after being treated for mould removal. If you have orange or black spots on your curtains - that is most likely mould! It loves a combination of dust, damp, and heat. It can smell very musty, especially if left to grow. We are experts in mould removal and ensure curtains are treated with no colour loss - if you have any questions feel free to give us a call and we can have a chat. 0800 579 0501

1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who is the lady wearing pink and what is going on here?

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2 days ago

Beautiful Winter Exhibition!!

Niki from Newtown

Hello Wellington! New Winter exhibition of exquisite paintings featuring the Wellington Heads and the Orongarongas at the Deluxe Cafe, Cambridge Terrace next week! Here is an example of the paintings.....please see the attached photos.I have used acrylic paint, fluorescent paint, metallic paint and… View moreHello Wellington! New Winter exhibition of exquisite paintings featuring the Wellington Heads and the Orongarongas at the Deluxe Cafe, Cambridge Terrace next week! Here is an example of the paintings.....please see the attached photos.I have used acrylic paint, fluorescent paint, metallic paint and gold leaf to create an image that is both beautiful by day yet becomes three dimensional after sunset....

20 hours ago

Could you get more from your Vitamin C supplement?

Lipo Sachets

The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are… View more
The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are proven to deliver 80% higher absorption than standard vitamin C* to help support your immune health and wellbeing.

Make sure your immune system is fighting fit for winter and beyond, by optimising your vitamin C intake.

Could you benefit from high dose liposomal vitamin C?

Ref: *Based on a clinical study comparing 10g Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets to 10g standard vitamin C. Maciej Lukawski (2019). Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to a balanced diet. AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Auckland. TAPS PP7841
Find out more

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1 day ago

No Time to Die - A movie night fundraiser with our friends Light House Cinema

Peggy Bhana-Thomson from Diabetes Wellington

Hello friends! We’re putting on another movie night event fundraiser! This time, our movie fundraiser evening will be held at the Light House Cinema on Sunday 3 October at 8:30pm at 29 Wigan St Te Aro. Tickets will be $20 each. Please arrive early at 8pm for a mix and mingle and for the raffle … View moreHello friends! We’re putting on another movie night event fundraiser! This time, our movie fundraiser evening will be held at the Light House Cinema on Sunday 3 October at 8:30pm at 29 Wigan St Te Aro. Tickets will be $20 each. Please arrive early at 8pm for a mix and mingle and for the raffle draw.

The movie shown for the fundraiser will be the upcoming spy film “No Time to Die,” part of the James Bond series! Starring Daniel Craig, this will be his fifth outing as the fictional British MI6 agent James Bond.

We’ll be carrying out a raffle draw for the evening. Raffle tickets will be $2 each or $5 for 3 tickets. We have got some amazing prizes lined up for the lucky winners which will be drawn on the evening!

Some of our prizes include:

- 1 x $150 Vivo Hair gift voucher, for hair services up to the value of the $150 at any Vivo Salon
- 1x $50 Countdown supermarket voucher
- 1x Lighthouse Cinema complementary voucher- which may be redeemed for one admission to a 2D or 3D session at Light House cinema

We may also have a spot prize for the evening, so keep an eye out!

To book/purchase tickets for the evening, you can do this via:

- Purchasing directly from Diabetes Information Centre, we’re open 10am-4pm week days at Level 1 Anvil House 138-140 Wakefield Street, Wellington City.
- Emailing us at Office@diabeteswellington.org.nz and we will provide you with our bank account number to transfer how many tickets you would like

Gather the troops, your friends and family and come witness a action packed evening and an epic adventure, all for a good cause! Lock that date in and we can’t wait to see you there!

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5 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Rio

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

"Hi there, my name is Rio and I am a sweet, happy pup looking for a new home. I am looking forward to going to training school and continuing to socialise to let out some of my big puppy energy. I am estimated to be medium to large once fully grown. I am the girl who is always up for a cuddle … View more"Hi there, my name is Rio and I am a sweet, happy pup looking for a new home. I am looking forward to going to training school and continuing to socialise to let out some of my big puppy energy. I am estimated to be medium to large once fully grown. I am the girl who is always up for a cuddle and treats, and will generally be the bravest of my siblings. Being a young puppy, I do require a home with someone around for parts of the day. This will help build my confidence around people, ensure I get lunch, and help with general training. If you think I am the pup for you, contact SPCA’s Canine Team for more information."

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3 days ago

Who has the best scones in Welligton?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Wellington! This week we're investigating where to buy the best cheese scones in our city and we'd love your help.
Please let us know your recommendations in the comments below - tell us where and why the scones are the best - and our intrepid reporter is going to sample your top … View more
Hi Wellington! This week we're investigating where to buy the best cheese scones in our city and we'd love your help.
Please let us know your recommendations in the comments below - tell us where and why the scones are the best - and our intrepid reporter is going to sample your top five choices. You'll be able to read all about it in this Saturday's Dominion Post.

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1 day ago

Looking for a new home.

Charlotte from Hataitai

Hi neighbours, we are a small family of 3. A five month old, a three year old and myself. We are on the hunt for a new 2 bedroom rental in any Wellington suburb. I lived in previous rental for over 8 years but sadly the landlord has decided to sell the properly. Looking to move mid to end of … View moreHi neighbours, we are a small family of 3. A five month old, a three year old and myself. We are on the hunt for a new 2 bedroom rental in any Wellington suburb. I lived in previous rental for over 8 years but sadly the landlord has decided to sell the properly. Looking to move mid to end of September. Have a glowing reference looking for long term if possible.
Also open to house sitting if there is any one needing their pets pads looked after.
Thanks 😊

6 days ago

I need a recommendation to repair my audio receiver (amplifier)

Michael from Newtown

Greetings -


My trusty audio receiver (amplifier) that I hook up to my TV just went "kaput" (that's German for "died"). I would appreciate any recommendations where I can get it fixed. Thanks a bunch.


Best wishes - Michael

2 days ago

Yvette McCausland-Durie returning to coach Central Pulse

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Champion netball coach Yvette McCausland-Durie will be back at the helm of the Central Pulse next year after being confirmed as the replacement for Gail Parata.
McCausland-Durie took the Pulse to four consecutive ANZ Premiership finals and won back-to-back championships before stepping down at the … View more
Champion netball coach Yvette McCausland-Durie will be back at the helm of the Central Pulse next year after being confirmed as the replacement for Gail Parata.
McCausland-Durie took the Pulse to four consecutive ANZ Premiership finals and won back-to-back championships before stepping down at the end of the 2020 season as the daily commute from Palmerston North to Wellington took its toll.

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2 days ago

What is Yarn: What It’s Made From, How You Make It and More

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

When researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does… View moreWhen researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does this bear to your final fabric? That’s what we are here to look at in a little more detail.

What is Yarn?
Yarn is a length of fibres. That’s the simplest way to explain it. It is a continuous length of fibres which are interlocked, and it’s used to produce fabrics, as well as in crocheting, knitting, embroidery and ropemaking.

This means that we can split yarn into two different ‘categories’ of sorts. The thread that is used for embroidery or in sewing machines, as well as yarn (commonly known as balls-of-wool) used in crafts such as knitting or crocheting, are long lengths that are bought as yarns.

The alternative would be a yarn which is then knitted or woven into a fabric. The textile is then bought as fabric, in lengths, rather than the yarn itself being purchased separately. This second description is the one that we will explore further in this post.

What is Yarn Made From?
Yarn can be made from such a variety of different fibres. This includes both natural and synthetic fibres. The most common plant fibre is cotton, however, you can also use other natural fibres such as bamboo. Alongside cotton, the synthetic polyester fibre makes up the two most commonly used fibres. Animal fibres are also often used, such as wool, harvested from sheep, as well as cashmere (harvested from goats) Angora (from rabbits) and silk (from insect larvae).

What is the Difference Between Spun and Filament Yarn?
Spun yarn is made by twisting staple fibres together in either an S or Z twist, to make a single thread. The process of twisting the fibres together into yarn is called spinning and it was one of the first processed to be industrialised. Spun yarns can contain a single type of fibre, or you can spin various types of fibre together to give you a blend.

Filament yarn is made up of filament fibres which are either twisted together or simply grouped together. It can either be composed of one filament, which is called a monofilament, or it could be made of more than one, in which case it would be known as a multifilament. This can be as few as two or three filament fibres, or even up to 50, or more.

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2 days ago

What's On: BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000

David from Brooklyn

Television executives peddle racist stereotypes for the sake of ratings in this blistering satire. “Audacious, vibrant, unsurprisingly maligned but frequently brilliant” –Vanity Fair. Details and trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000
  • Embassy Grand
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3 days ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • The Loaves and Fishes, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
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3 days ago

What's On: Pop-up Hub for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington for a cup of tea, light lunch and to make new friends. Free social gathering for seniors. No need to register. Call 044996645 for more information.
Pop-up Hub for Seniors
  • Voglemorn Hall
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3 days ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Thursdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre
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