Rongotai, Wellington

11 hours ago

Wellington bus drivers to strike on Friday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you support Wellington bus driver striking?
Wellington bus drivers will strike for 24 hours on Friday, shutting down many key services in the city.
Tramways Union secretary Kevin O’Sullivan said members had ‘just had it’.
Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Employee’s Union’s … View more
Do you support Wellington bus driver striking?
Wellington bus drivers will strike for 24 hours on Friday, shutting down many key services in the city.
Tramways Union secretary Kevin O’Sullivan said members had ‘just had it’.
Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Employee’s Union’s Wellington Branch gave notice of a total strike at 3am Thursday morning. The strike will start at 4am on Friday, and end at 4am on Saturday.
The ‘surprise’ strike was announced Thursday morning after drivers voted 204-2 in favour of taking industrial action at a meeting on April 14.

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1 day ago

Do you back a ban on parking in footpaths?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Parking on footpaths could soon become an offence in Wellington, following public complaints about increased risks to pedestrians and a lack of space for emergency vehicles.
The change is being proposed as part of Wellington City Council’s new parking policy, introduced in August, which aims to … View more
Parking on footpaths could soon become an offence in Wellington, following public complaints about increased risks to pedestrians and a lack of space for emergency vehicles.
The change is being proposed as part of Wellington City Council’s new parking policy, introduced in August, which aims to reduce reliance on private vehicles, manage increasing parking demands and make it easier to travel around the city.
The proposed new law would instigate a city-wide ban on parking on, or partially on, footpaths across the city, with infringement notices to be issued at the discretion of parking wardens.
It would overturn a 2005 council decision which permitted footpath parking anywhere in Wellington apart from the central city and suburban centres, provided at least one metre of footpath space was left for footpath users.

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11 hours ago

Delighted to see karearea

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hullo Neighbours, it is not Friday Feathered Friend but I thought you might enjoy this post from Rosa Marie.

"The morning just got better and better for me, thanks to Nycki Proctor who messaged me to say that a hawk had got into her neighbour's empty aviary through an opened door and … View more
Hullo Neighbours, it is not Friday Feathered Friend but I thought you might enjoy this post from Rosa Marie.

"The morning just got better and better for me, thanks to Nycki Proctor who messaged me to say that a hawk had got into her neighbour's empty aviary through an opened door and couldn't get out again and did I want to come around and photograph it?
Apparently it had got in before through a hole in the wire which had since been fixed up but it was still trying to get out that way!
Luckily it was still in the aviary, even with the door wide open, so I took lots of photos of it before we decided that I needed to climb up the ladder and prise open the mended part for it. After I got down, it was still in the aviary so I just kept snapping away at it till it figured out how to get out again. It then did a bit a circle around the house to say goodbye before it flew off into the distance.
A lovely way of getting myself invited for a coffee and a good old chat!
I have since been made to realise that this is a falcon/karearea."

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10 hours ago

Wheelchair wanted

Virginia from Miramar

Hi if anyone has a wheelchair for sale, please make contact I am looking to buy one for my elderly mum who is a bit unsteady on her feet now.

1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

What are your thoughts on the great flag debate that gripped the country in 2015?

9 hours ago

Metlink industrial action tomorrow

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Metlink has now received formal notification from the Tramways Union, that there will be industrial action tomorrow on Metlink routes run by NZ Bus.

Affected routes are shown in the image below.

The industrial action will last from 4am tomorrow Friday 23 April until 4am Saturday 24 April, when … View more
Metlink has now received formal notification from the Tramways Union, that there will be industrial action tomorrow on Metlink routes run by NZ Bus.

Affected routes are shown in the image below.

The industrial action will last from 4am tomorrow Friday 23 April until 4am Saturday 24 April, when normal services will resume.

Metlink is asking customers to know before they go and plan alternative journeys if needed and to ensure you have signed up to MyMetlink and turned on notifications to stay up to date.

Metlink services run by our other bus operators, which make up the majority of our services, are scheduled to run as normal.

They will keep the Metlink website updated with the latest information.

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1 day ago
13 hours ago

Bus drivers to strike for 24 hours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Wellington bus drivers are walking off the job tomorrow, taking strike action over pay and working conditions.

Members of the New Zealand Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Employee's Union voted 204-2 in favour of industrial action in a meeting last Wednesday.

Here's what you … View more
Wellington bus drivers are walking off the job tomorrow, taking strike action over pay and working conditions.

Members of the New Zealand Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Employee's Union voted 204-2 in favour of industrial action in a meeting last Wednesday.

Here's what you need to know:

- Strike action will start 4am, April 23 and will last 24 hours.
- There will be significant disruptions across the bus network, including service numbers: 2, 3 ,21, 22, 12, 12e, 13, 14, 18e, 20, 28, 30x, 31x, 33, 34, 34, 36,37,81, 83, 84, 85x, N2, N3, N8, and N88.
- Services run by rival operator Tranzurban will not be affected, including the number 1 and 7.

Wellington commuters are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest developments on Metlink's website.

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3 days ago

Storage and/or workshop space available

Michelle from Strathmore Park

We've got a secure area that we are looking at potentially dividing into storage and/or workshop spaces on a permanent or semi permanent basis, in the industrial area of Miramar. If you're looking for space, please PM me to discuss options. We're currently gauging interest. Thanks

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1 day ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Community Market with stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, pick up a bargain or a gift. Invite a friend or 2.
WAIKANAE BEACH MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
1 day ago

carpentry or building

Laurence from Miramar

experienced builder / carpenter available for work
call 0275123631

2 days ago

Dog re-registration is coming up!

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Attention Kuri owners!

Re-registration invoices will be sent out at the end of May this year, so if you've moved house or changed your email address, please let us know.

You can contact us at:

📩 dogs@wcc.govt.nz

☎️ 04 499 4444.

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1 day ago

Exhibition

David from Newtown

Flight to Freedom -oil paintings by D C Boyle at Baobab Cafe 2nd May - 31st

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1 day ago

Ford Fiesta For Sale

Pearl from Newtown

Year: 2008
Make: FORD
Model: FIESTA
Colour: Blue
Sub-model: 5DR 1.6 A
Body Style: Hatchback
VIN: WF0HXXGAJH8K74199
Plate: ESR10… View more
Year: 2008
Make: FORD
Model: FIESTA
Colour: Blue
Sub-model: 5DR 1.6 A
Body Style: Hatchback
VIN: WF0HXXGAJH8K74199
Plate: ESR10
Engine No: 74199
Vehicle Type: Passenger Car
Seats: 5
CC rating: 1,596cc
Fuel Type: Petrol
Power: 74kW
Transmission: 4-gear automatic
Assembly Type: Imported Built-Up
Gross Vehicle Mass: 1,540kg
Maximum Rated Towed Mass: 500kg un-braked trailer/ 900kg braked trailer
Axle Type: 2-Axle
Axles: 2
Wheelbase: 2,486
Vehicle Equipment Class: XMA
Industry Class: PRIVATE
MVMA Model Code: 010355
Registration expires July 2021
WoF expires October 2021

DESCRIPTION
The vehicle was purchased for a double amputee family member 2 years ago, it suited his needs for getting around town.

The vehicle is installed with hand controls and a wheelchair roof hoist which has a hook that loops through a folded wheelchair, then it is controlled from a switch on the inside of the vehicle to raise it onto the roof. Happy to demonstrate during a viewing.

Overall, in great condition with a couple of scratches. It has fitted our family members needs for the past 2 years. Selling as we are looking to upgrade to a new car for our family member.

Feel free to leave any question or send an email to lomaxnahi@gmail.com.

Price: $8,000

4 days ago

Dog handlers turns heads

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet the dog walker who controls 16 dogs.
Drivers stop to take photos and after a ruff day, office workers come up to Phil Krieg​ to ask if they can pat the group of dogs accompanying him along the footpath.
It's a hard sight to miss in Wellington, Krieg in his bright yellow vest walking a … View more
Meet the dog walker who controls 16 dogs.
Drivers stop to take photos and after a ruff day, office workers come up to Phil Krieg​ to ask if they can pat the group of dogs accompanying him along the footpath.
It's a hard sight to miss in Wellington, Krieg in his bright yellow vest walking a large group of dogs, moving together as a calm and orderly canine collective.
With Krieg as their leader, the dogs sit when they were told and moved to the side to make way for runners, other dogs and those walking on the footpath.
In 2008, Krieg’s wife, Penny​, came up with their dog walking business, Loose Leash Dog Walking. Penny said they called it Loose Leash because that was the idea – walking the dogs on a loose leash and trusting them to behave.
The pair lead groups of dogs, ranging from 12 to 16, on walks around Wellington.

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5 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Max

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an … View more
Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who will have me around them, either as a solely indoor rabbit, or mostly indoors. I will need a large outdoor area with a weatherproof hutch or shelter for days when the weather is nice. I will need to be inside as part of the family at night, so a hutch or area inside with you is important. I would also like a female rabbit for company, so if you have a lonely rabbit maybe we could be friends?

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