Owhiro Bay, Wellington

7 hours ago

Don't forget to change your clocks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a… View more
New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a seamless transition, with modern electronic devices adjusting automatically. However, older devices may need to be adjusted manually.
Do not forget it is also a good time to check emergency plans, survival kits and smoke alarms.

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1 day ago

What should the council do with Te Aro Park?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A central Wellington park has become a magnet for “anti-social behaviour” with a new report detailing reports of drug dealing, violence, and sexual assault.

The Wellington City Council report, published, found “a consistent level of anti-social behaviour” at Te Aro Park on Wellington’s … View more
A central Wellington park has become a magnet for “anti-social behaviour” with a new report detailing reports of drug dealing, violence, and sexual assault.

The Wellington City Council report, published, found “a consistent level of anti-social behaviour” at Te Aro Park on Wellington’s Golden Mile, which was higher than other central city parks.

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15 hours ago

The Newtown Vintage and Craft Market

Amanda from Newtown

Come down to the Newtown School Hall on Mein st (we are located inside), 3rd of October, to check out vintage, second hand, and local artists and crafters. And get some fruit and vege while you are at it! We are attached the Newtown Fruit and Vege Market.

HEX - oils, readings, runes, Beard oil, … View more
Come down to the Newtown School Hall on Mein st (we are located inside), 3rd of October, to check out vintage, second hand, and local artists and crafters. And get some fruit and vege while you are at it! We are attached the Newtown Fruit and Vege Market.

HEX - oils, readings, runes, Beard oil, candles, jewellery
Sew Sews - masks, sewn items
Jewelia - Prints, zines, badges, and more
Manko Alina -
Doterra Oils - essential oils and blends
Isobel - vintage, prints, jewellery
Cosmo Bones - Prints, stickers, art
Gina - Vintage clothing, jewellery, flowers
Maya - 2nd hand, vintage clothing and accessories
Hiromi - embroidery, earrings and nail arts
Amanda - Vintage, toys. art clocks and more
Pictures are from the last market.

3 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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6 days ago

Peppa pig

Kirihika from Island Bay

Does anybody have excess hay or wood fuel pellets? This little girl needs some of the moisture taken out of the penn, the heavy rainfall last week has made everything a bit squishy.

Hay is for her bedding not for eating so it doesn't have to be yummy

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4 days ago

Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here: bit.ly...

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email whaitua@gw.govt.nz if you’d like… View more
If you’re not on the Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara mailing list, check out their latest newsletter update here: bit.ly...

They recently wrapped up a survey on water quality, and now they’re looking for your input on water security and allocation.

Please email whaitua@gw.govt.nz if you’d like to be kept up to date on the latest news coming from the committee.

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4 days ago

What do you think of Facebook?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Porirua mayor Anita Baker has decided to no longer use Facebook.
She says the level of abuse has given her no other choice.
What is your experience of Facebook?

If you do not want your comments used in a story, please put NFP (Not for Publication).

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1 day ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

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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3 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Another easy one this week. Where is it and what are your memories?

Photograph comes courtesy of Graham Stewart and the Woolf Collection

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1 day ago

#jointheteam - Van Driver | Full-time, fixed-term (6 months)

Millie from St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington

🚚 Van Driver | Full-time, fixed-term (6 months)
You will have a full, clean New Zealand drivers’ licence and have experience in logistics and/or deliveries.
Your core role is to ensure the smooth coordination of the weekly collections, deliveries, rubbish and stock movement needs of Vinnies … View more
🚚 Van Driver | Full-time, fixed-term (6 months)
You will have a full, clean New Zealand drivers’ licence and have experience in logistics and/or deliveries.
Your core role is to ensure the smooth coordination of the weekly collections, deliveries, rubbish and stock movement needs of Vinnies Wellington Op Shops and services.

You will lead your own volunteer team to complete the work needed and provide support and guidance. Health and Safety will be at the forefront of all aspects of your day-to-day job, actively participating in the management of health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace.

👉 Sound like you?
Email your Cover Letter and Resume to manager@vinnieswgtn.org.nz by Tuesday 29 September at 9am.

For the full Job Description and if you have any questions, please contact Millie, at marketing@vinnieswgtn.org.nz.

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1 day ago

Linden pop-up hub

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

Join us for this free event where there will be a light lunch, a cuppa and some friendly chats at the monthly hub.

When: 6th October at 1pm - 2.30pm
Where: Linden Community Centre, 10 Linden Ave, Tawa

Call 04 499 6648 for more information.

1 day ago

Tātou Rohe Our Region September 25

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

Another edition of our community newsletter, Tātou Rohe, is hot off the press! Read it here: bit.ly...

Sign-up to receive this bi-weekly update direct to your inbox at gw.govt.nz/tatou-rohe

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1 day ago

Finally, some rugby!

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

We are finally going to get some rugby to watch. It’s all on Sky Stadium this evening with two epic games of footy. The Wellington Pride kick things off with a clash against Manawatu Cyclones women's at 4:35pm.
Then, the Lions go head-to-head with Bay of Plenty Rugby at 7:35pm. Tickets … View more
We are finally going to get some rugby to watch. It’s all on Sky Stadium this evening with two epic games of footy. The Wellington Pride kick things off with a clash against Manawatu Cyclones women's at 4:35pm.
Then, the Lions go head-to-head with Bay of Plenty Rugby at 7:35pm. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

1 day ago

Blooming traffic chaos

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The popularity of 300 cherry trees in full bloom near a busy state highway has forced the transport agency to step in over safety concerns.

More than 5000 people visited the Aston Norwood Cafe & Function Centre’s Japanese-inspired garden last weekend causing chaos along the adjacent State … View more
The popularity of 300 cherry trees in full bloom near a busy state highway has forced the transport agency to step in over safety concerns.

More than 5000 people visited the Aston Norwood Cafe & Function Centre’s Japanese-inspired garden last weekend causing chaos along the adjacent State Highway 2 in Upper Hutt.
Aston Norwood owner Mark Rammell said the volume of traffic outside his business caused gridlocks throughout the weekend. Punters began parking along the margins of the roadway up to 500 metres away after the facility’s 270 carparks filled up.
NZTA is putting in extra parking and road markings to deal with the influx.

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1 day ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

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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2 days ago

Wellington Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions (Home & Garden)

It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden … View more
It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden Exhibitors, featuring everything from featuring Kitchens, Builders, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Homewares, Art, and more! Be sure to check out the ‘Set the Mood’ Interior Design challenge and the Springfree Family Zone.

Save the date in your diaries and connect with local businesses from the 2 – 4 October 2020 at the Wellington Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
Sky Stadium, Wellington.
Adults $8
Gold Card Friday $4
Under 16 free
Find out more

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