Oriental Bay, Wellington

20 days ago

Trick or treating: Love it or hate it

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
Halloween is fast approaching. Some Kiwis think it's great fun and go all out with decorations and lollies. Others just want to shut their doors and be left alone, leave it to the Americans.

Do you celebrate Halloween at your house? Why or why not?
And If you don't like… View more
Hey neighbours,
Halloween is fast approaching. Some Kiwis think it's great fun and go all out with decorations and lollies. Others just want to shut their doors and be left alone, leave it to the Americans.

Do you celebrate Halloween at your house? Why or why not?
And If you don't like trick or treating, how do you make it clear your house is a no-go zone?

We're keen to talk to some people who feel strongly about Halloween one way or the other. If you have thoughts to share, please email homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll be in touch.

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20 days ago

Warmer weather means you'll be seeing more of us out and about in the community. 😎👋

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Great to see Neighbourhood Support members in Hamilton, Ashburton and Rodney this month helping neighbours get better connected, supported and prepared.

From our whare to yours, wishing everyone a safe and fun Labour Day weekend ahead!

20 days ago

Special prices for our special editions!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

You'll see this promotion in our upcoming November issue, but it's so exciting we can't wait to show you! Our annual Garden Diary for 2020 PLUS a special edition to commemorate our 75th anniversary this year, How To Grow Veges 1944-2019. You can order them now for the early bird … View moreYou'll see this promotion in our upcoming November issue, but it's so exciting we can't wait to show you! Our annual Garden Diary for 2020 PLUS a special edition to commemorate our 75th anniversary this year, How To Grow Veges 1944-2019. You can order them now for the early bird price of $11.90 each - that's a 25% savings off the retail price of $15.90 (offer will end when they hit the newsstands next month). Order online or phone 0800 624 744.

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20 days ago

Wellington poetry slam FINAL 2019 - Festival of slam

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Here it is, the grand finale. Experience the energy of some of the capital’s best poets as they battle it out to be the new Wellington Poetry Slam Champion!


Date: Saturday 2 November| Time: 7:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Cost $15 waged - $10 unwaged | Venue: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium lower … View more
Here it is, the grand finale. Experience the energy of some of the capital’s best poets as they battle it out to be the new Wellington Poetry Slam Champion!


Date: Saturday 2 November| Time: 7:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Cost $15 waged - $10 unwaged | Venue: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium lower ground floor


It’s all been building up to this. Across the year, Motif Poetry and Poetry in Motion have been running slams, now the winners will come together and battle it out to be Wellington’s 2019 Poetry Slam Champion.

Poetry Slam is the competitive format taking the world by storm. A high energy, enthralling event where performance poets are judged by random members of the audience in an arbitrary but totally engaging way.

Since 2011, many of Greater Wellington’s finest performance poets have competed and this year’s slams have been no different. Sold out events, packed open mics and searing hot verse screams out that poetry is alive and kicking in the capital.
The winners will travel to Christchurch in November to compete for the title of New Zealand Slam Champ, as well as a guest spot at Verb Festival Poetry Showcase.
Be quick, this event always sells out! Come prepared for a CASH ONLY bar.
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Part of the Festival of Slam Wellington. A handful of spoken word and poetry groups in Wellington have banded together to create a day of poetry facilitation, workshops and events.


Motif Poetry and Poetry in Motion are two of Wellington’s spoken word poetry communities, they run slams, open mics, workshops, host local and travelling poets, and manage the annual Wellington slam.


NOTE: the National Library is fully wheelchair accessible. Please see the following page to download an accessibility map for the venue: natlib.govt.nz...

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20 days ago

Find instant savings with SuperGold

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There’s more than 10,000 places across the country giving SuperGold discounts and special offers on everyday essentials like fuel, food, travel and healthcare.

But how do you find them? SuperGold has that sorted with… View more
SuperGold helps 750,000 older New Zealanders stretch their money further.

There’s more than 10,000 places across the country giving SuperGold discounts and special offers on everyday essentials like fuel, food, travel and healthcare.

But how do you find them? SuperGold has that sorted with a brand new website and app - great for the many tech-savvy over 65s.

The app is the fastest and easiest way to find discounts and offers when you’re out and about. So why not take advantage?

Visit www.supergold.govt.nz to find out more, or download the free SuperGoldNZ app for your smartphone or tablet, from the App Store or Google Play.
Find out more

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37 days ago

Looking for some driving tips?

Ryan Krug from Age Concern Wellington

If you're a senior driver who want to improve their skills and feel more confident on the road, come to our workshop on Friday 11 October 10am-2pm. Register with Ann on 04 499 6646.

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21 days ago

Rebus Puzzles

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

How many of these puzzles can you solve?

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23 days ago

What do you make of Wellington Airport's expansion plans?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Passengers using Wellington Airport can expect to be bussed to their aircraft during a billion-dollar revamp.
The 20-year redevelopment will also involve the airport effectively flipping its international and regional terminals. The northern terminal will be used for regional flights instead of … View more
Passengers using Wellington Airport can expect to be bussed to their aircraft during a billion-dollar revamp.
The 20-year redevelopment will also involve the airport effectively flipping its international and regional terminals. The northern terminal will be used for regional flights instead of the current international flights and the main terminal will be extended to the south and redesigned to cater for international and domestic flights. The airport has also confirmed the $31 million purchase of Miramar golf course, with the land to be used for additional aircraft parking.

21 days ago

Breath of the Birds: the Revival of Taonga Puoro

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

The annual Lilburn Lectures are a collaboration between the Lilburn Trust and the National Library of New Zealand. This year’s Lilburn Lecture will be the seventh in this series of open public talks. Refreshments will be served following the Lecture.

Friday 1 November 2019
Time 6:00pm to … View more
The annual Lilburn Lectures are a collaboration between the Lilburn Trust and the National Library of New Zealand. This year’s Lilburn Lecture will be the seventh in this series of open public talks. Refreshments will be served following the Lecture.

Friday 1 November 2019
Time 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost Free. RSVP as places are limited. Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz
Venue Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.



Esteemed New Zealand composer Dame Gillian Whitehead (Ngāi te Rangi) will speak of the origin of ngā taonga puoro, their revival, and how she has used these traditional Māori musical instruments in her work. The lecture will include a performance by NZSO principal flautist, Bridget Douglas and taonga puoro performer and researcher, Alistair Fraser.
About the speaker:
Dame Gillian Whitehead has written a wide range of music including works for solo, chamber, choral, orchestral and operatic forces, most of them direct commissions from performers and funding organisations. A number of her works have been recorded for commercial release, including a CD of her chamber works by Wai-te-ata Press and a recording of her opera, Outrageous Fortune. In 2000 she became one of the inaugural Artist Laureates of the NZ Arts Foundation. In 2008 she became a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, one of New Zealand’s highest

honours, and she was granted the title ‘Dame’ in 2009. 2018 saw Gillian receive an Arts Icon Award, recognising her enormous contribution to New Zealand’s cultural landscape. Overseen by the Arts Foundation, there are only 20 of these awards in circulation at any time, the recipient holding the award for life. A significant collection of Dame Gillian’s works is held in the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Image: Photographs of Gillian Whitehead. Ref: PADL-000849. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32058367

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22 days ago

WATCH: Japan's Real Life Mario Kart

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, while waiting for the next Rugby World Cup match would you jump on board a real life Mario Kart?

When we heard that it was possible to experience real life Mario Kart in Tokyo with Maricar, we just had to visit. Join us as we dress up as Mario, jump in our go-kart and cruise through… View more
Hi Neighbours, while waiting for the next Rugby World Cup match would you jump on board a real life Mario Kart?

When we heard that it was possible to experience real life Mario Kart in Tokyo with Maricar, we just had to visit. Join us as we dress up as Mario, jump in our go-kart and cruise through Tokyo. We speed past Roppongi, Tokyo Tower and the super famous Shibuya crossing. We didn't get the chance to throw any green shells or banana peels but this is definitely one of the most fun experiences in Tokyo.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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31 days ago

Looking for bricks

Emilio from Newtown

Hi there,
I'm looking for bricks to build a bbq. Thanks

22 days ago

Duncan St Outage - 22 October

The Team from Wellington Water

Thanks for your patience last night after another unscheduled interruption to water supply on Duncan Street and the surrounding area.
The existing watermain is fragile and prone to bursts, the watermain renewal will significantly reduce the risk of bursts in the future.

We’ve got a few more … View more
Thanks for your patience last night after another unscheduled interruption to water supply on Duncan Street and the surrounding area.
The existing watermain is fragile and prone to bursts, the watermain renewal will significantly reduce the risk of bursts in the future.

We’ve got a few more weeks of work to do on this project and will do everything possible to limit disruption.

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22 days ago

Mobile phone

Christopher from Hataitai

I am Selling my Samsung Galaxy Note 8,with everything with it for $800.00

Price: $800

22 days ago

CISCO: Wifi Extender – $30

Philip from Oriental Bay

Central Wellington, New Zealand
Comes with mains lead (of course). Ideal for extending an existing Wifi by way of an existing Ethernet circuit (taking into account that Wifi poorly passes through heavy concrete walls, wooden panels or even from floor to floor in multi-storey occupations. Using an … View more
Central Wellington, New Zealand
Comes with mains lead (of course). Ideal for extending an existing Wifi by way of an existing Ethernet circuit (taking into account that Wifi poorly passes through heavy concrete walls, wooden panels or even from floor to floor in multi-storey occupations. Using an extender helps. Cost well over $120 when bought. Technically: Linksys AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender / Wi-Fi Booster (RE6350) 3.6 out of 5 stars604. TP-Link | AC750 Wifi Extender | Up to 750Mbps | Dual Band Range Extender, Repeater, Wifi Signal Booster, Access Point| Easy Set-Up | Internet Booster Extends Wifi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices (RE200) 3.8 out of 5 stars7,548. Cisco Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N WiFi Range Extender
www.amazon.com... › Linksys-Cisco-Refurbished-Wireless-N-Extender. Please collect as postage/courier would be extra. Easier to throw away.

Price: $30

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