Oriental Bay, Wellington

29 days ago

Would you like to win a Vegepod?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have six sets of medium-sized Vegepods to give away. Enter the competition now!

29 days ago

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider and prepare for as a country.

Better Later Life takes a fresh look at what is required to ensure New Zealand is a great place to age and achieve the vision of making sure older people lead valued, connecting and fulfilling lives.

The strategy's key areas for action will be used to guide the priorities of what needs to happen in our action plan.

To read the strategy click here: bit.ly...

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29 days ago

💧Duncan St planned outage💧

The Team from Wellington Water

The project team replacing the water pipe in Duncan Street needed to temporarily turn the water off to progress construction today.

Water was planned to be off between 10am - 2pm today, however the work is taking longer than planned, so water is expected to be on again at 4pm.

29 days ago

A handy hack for your vege garden

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

River-stone markers are the perfect way to identify your freshly planted seeds and seedlings, while adding a decorative touch to your vegetable garden.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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29 days ago

Want to hear some great gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, … View moreOur ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, the pair discussed peeing on lemon trees and keeping cats out of your vege beds, and Rachel talked to a Central Otago gardener who has to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme drought... and temperamental donkeys. You can also follow the conversation on Spotify and Stitcher. Let your friends know too!

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29 days ago

Wellington's mayoral race decided

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Ousted Wellington's mayor Justin Lester's bid for a recount has been declined. Lester sought the recount after losing to Andy Foster by 62 votes. On Friday a District Court judge turned down the application. Following the decision, Lester tweeted: "I fully respect the Judge’s … View moreOusted Wellington's mayor Justin Lester's bid for a recount has been declined. Lester sought the recount after losing to Andy Foster by 62 votes. On Friday a District Court judge turned down the application. Following the decision, Lester tweeted: "I fully respect the Judge’s decision and the matter is now at an end. Good luck to the new Mayor and Council for the next three years!"

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29 days ago

Care centre open afternoon

Rita Angus Retirement Village

Sunday 17 November, 1 - 4pm

Tour our serviced apartments, resthome and hospital. Learn about our electronic care programme, myRyman Care, and Delicious menus which provide choice along with a vibrant dining experience.

Our information presentation at 2pm will cover more about needs assessments, … View more
Sunday 17 November, 1 - 4pm

Tour our serviced apartments, resthome and hospital. Learn about our electronic care programme, myRyman Care, and Delicious menus which provide choice along with a vibrant dining experience.

Our information presentation at 2pm will cover more about needs assessments, fees and subsidy entitlements, in a relaxed setting where you can feel comfortable asking questions.

You’re welcome to bring a friend or family member. We can even assist with transport.

Join us and learn what sets Ryman apart from the rest. You will be impressed!

To find out more phone Rob or Lynda 04 387 7626.

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29 days ago

Woodsheddin’ – A concert by Chris Thompson

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

A free lunchtime concert by New Zealand singer-songwriter Chris Thompson.

Date: Wednesday, 20 November, 2019
Time: 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Tiakiwai Auditorium (lower ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

A New… View more
A free lunchtime concert by New Zealand singer-songwriter Chris Thompson.

Date: Wednesday, 20 November, 2019
Time: 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Tiakiwai Auditorium (lower ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

A New Zealand folk and blues music veteran, Chris Thompson is internationally recognised for his masterful guitar playing and original songs. He has released numerous albums, and toured with many singers and musicians including Julie Felix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and John Hanlon. His songs have been covered by, among others, US psych-folk musicians Meg Baird and Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes). Join us for this free concert on the occasion of Chris’s latest release, the EP Woodsheddin’.

About Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson began performing as a teenager in Hamilton during the late 1960s, before finding success in the Auckland music scene. In 1970, already recognised as an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist, he moved to the UK to tour with Julie Felix, soon becoming part of the London and Dublin folk music scenes. His 1973 debut album on the Village Thing label, Chris Thompson, has since been acclaimed as a lost psychedelic folk classic and been reissued several times since 2001. Based back in New Zealand from the mid-1970s, Thompson has gone on to release over 20 albums, including as a duo with his former wife Lynne. His songs are notable contributions to the international folksong repertoire and capture a strong New Zealand perspective.
Images: Kay Buchanan. Supplied by Chris Thompson

30 days ago

The Ink Beneath the Blue...

New Zealand Police

Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively … View more
Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively police in New Zealand's diverse communities.

Bring your unique story and join the NZ Police whānau today.
Find out more

30 days ago

Drop Your Boss 2019

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Our very own Sir Graeme Dingle and Nick Quin of SAP have taken on #DropYourBoss2019 and conquered it!

Thanks to the team who came to support.

Nga mihi nui koutou!

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30 days ago

Te Rākau Trust and the creation of ‘Undertow’

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

This event is part of the Pūkana exhibition — a celebration of moments in Māori performance.
Date: Monday, 18 November, 2019
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Programme rooms, Te Ahumairangi ground floor, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken … View more
This event is part of the Pūkana exhibition — a celebration of moments in Māori performance.
Date: Monday, 18 November, 2019
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Programme rooms, Te Ahumairangi ground floor, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Our country’s colonisation history, from 1840 to today
‘Undertow’, which premiered on Māori TV on 31 October, is all about ordinary people going to extraordinary measures in their search for a place to call home. It is political theatre wrapped up in Kaupapa Māori — the story of our country’s colonisation history, from 1840 to today.

As Jim Moriarty says, it’s a chance to ‘move forward into the 21st century, get over our historical amnesia and understand our collective history.’

Undertow website — Step through the proscenium arch and journey through time itself with UNDERTOW - Te Rākau’s electric Theatre Marae experience.

Te Rākau Trust
Te Rākau Trust, creators of 'Undertow', describe themselves as a Kaupapa Maori organisation, guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Join Kaitohu / Performance Director — Jim Moriarty, Kaihautū / Producer — Aneta Pond and Kaituhi / Playwright — Helen Pearse-Otene in this lunchtime discussion about their journey to create a Theatre Marae experience.

About the speakers
Jim (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kahungungu, Rangitane, Scots, Norwegian, Italian) is the Performance Director of Undertow and Rangatira on the paepae auaha of producers, designers and creators.
Aneta (Ngāti Rangi, Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine) is the Kaihautū/Producer of Te Rākau and has been working with the company since 2014, beginning with 'The Ragged'.
Helen (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Ruanui) is the writer of The Undertow and a member of the paepae auaha. She is a Registered, Practicing Psychologist in the midst of pursuing her PHD.
Image: L to R: Jim Moriarty, Aneta Pond and Helen Pearse-Otene.

31 days ago

“Alice in Wonderland” at Circa Theatre!

Sales & Marketing Manager from Circa Theatre

Curiouser and Curiouser

It’s Panto time again at Circa! Join Alice and our favourite Dame in a madcap adventure down the rabbit hole. Why is Wellington in peril?

Is it because the Queen of Hearts is threatening to unleash the jabberwock? And what about those magical tasty tarts?

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Curiouser and Curiouser

It’s Panto time again at Circa! Join Alice and our favourite Dame in a madcap adventure down the rabbit hole. Why is Wellington in peril?

Is it because the Queen of Hearts is threatening to unleash the jabberwock? And what about those magical tasty tarts?

Alice, the White Rabbit and Dame Majori are joining with the Mad Hatter and friends in a crazy adventure of ups and downs and Pantomime fun. Will Alice rescue her frantic furry friend? Will our Dame find happiness, fame and fortune?

Meet these iconic characters as they sing and dance their way through this madcap, wonderfully wacky tale.
Book here

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31 days ago

Missing Parcel

Lisa from Te Aro

EDIT - occupants have been in touch and I will be collecting the items. Thank you for the messages and support.

Hi neighbours -
I am missing a parcel (split into two boxes) which was delivered to my old address at Papawai Terrace, Mount Cook, Wellington on October 30th. These were addressed to … View more
EDIT - occupants have been in touch and I will be collecting the items. Thank you for the messages and support.

Hi neighbours -
I am missing a parcel (split into two boxes) which was delivered to my old address at Papawai Terrace, Mount Cook, Wellington on October 30th. These were addressed to me as Lisa Taylor.
If you have these packages please call me at
022 610 2846

31 days ago

HEAD ABOVE THE BAY

The Team from Neighbourly Property

This grand home in the heart of Oriental Bay is positioned for exceptional sun and the most stunning views across "The Bay" to the CBD and beyond. Offering very generous spaces with high stud and character features throughout - this home offers a great opportunity and is really worth the… View moreThis grand home in the heart of Oriental Bay is positioned for exceptional sun and the most stunning views across "The Bay" to the CBD and beyond. Offering very generous spaces with high stud and character features throughout - this home offers a great opportunity and is really worth the walk. Some of its many features include:

• Spacious sunny open plan living/dining with large windows to maximise the view and a log fire for cosy winter nights
• Large second living room / TV den
• Good size kitchen with lots of storage and light
• Five double bedrooms; master suite with bathroom and dressing room/study
• Large family bathroom with laundry
• Private and sunny outdoor patio and lawn - ideal for summer BBQs
• Wellington's famous Town Belt and walking tracks are on your doorstep
• Partial repiling, insulated and some double glazing

It's a stroll to the beach for your morning dip followed by coffee at one of the many local cafes. The vibrant CBD is only a five-minute walk from there - this all combines to make an easy lifestyle in "The Bay". Come see it for yourself!

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