Rongotai, Wellington

8 days ago

Bus services disrupted, Wellington bus drivers predicted to strike

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Almost 300 bus services are set to be interrupted today as union members meet to discuss working conditions and arrangements.

In a statement, Metlink said that disruptions will occur during off-peak hours from 9am till 3pm.

The Tramways Union are meeting to decide whether industrial action is… View more
Almost 300 bus services are set to be interrupted today as union members meet to discuss working conditions and arrangements.

In a statement, Metlink said that disruptions will occur during off-peak hours from 9am till 3pm.

The Tramways Union are meeting to decide whether industrial action is to be undertaken.

Union secretary, Kevin O'Sullivan told Neighbourly that a ballot for a strike is set to pass, with passengers being notified 24-hours in advance in the event of a strike.

"I'm expecting a 100% mandate to take industrial action," he said.

What you need to know
- Bus routes affected are 2, 3, 12, 14, 18e, 20, 21, 22, 30x, 31x, 81, 83, 84.
- Disruptions will occur from 9am till 3pm.
- There is potential for further disruption for Wellington commuters as industrial action passes.
- There are 269 service interruptions.

To keep up to date with the latest information on disruptions and cancellations please head to the Metlink website or call their team on 0800 801 700.

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8 days ago

Vintage stuff in the store...

NZ Red Cross from Red Cross Shop Kilbirnie

Please come and grab one for you 💁 most of them are already gone 😊

Negotiable

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10 days ago

Supporting Wellington Bus Drivers

Frank from Newtown

I have started a give a little page so that the public can support the local bus drivers should they go on strike. You may have read about in the local papers what has happened to them recently

Further details are in the link below. Feel free to circulate the link far and wide. If they do not go… View more
I have started a give a little page so that the public can support the local bus drivers should they go on strike. You may have read about in the local papers what has happened to them recently

Further details are in the link below. Feel free to circulate the link far and wide. If they do not go on strike this year all funds raised will go to the Mary Potter Hospice.
givealittle.co.nz...

9 days ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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13 days ago

Monsoon Poon not planning name change despite criticism

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The owners of popular eatery Monsoon Poon have no plans to change the restaurant’s name, widely interpreted as a reference to female genitalia.
Monsoon Poon’s owners Nicola Richards and Mike Egan (pictured), say there was never any intention for the restaurant’s name to be taken as a … View more
The owners of popular eatery Monsoon Poon have no plans to change the restaurant’s name, widely interpreted as a reference to female genitalia.
Monsoon Poon’s owners Nicola Richards and Mike Egan (pictured), say there was never any intention for the restaurant’s name to be taken as a derogatory or racist term.
Richards said “at no point” had that been the intention, and it was not how the word was interpreted by the business owners.
“You will find that Poon is a very common Chinese and Korean surname, and we simply thought it worked well with the word ‘monsoon’,” she said.
What do you think?

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13 days ago

Do you support banning cars from the central city?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City Council is considering a plan to ban cars from the inner city by 2025.
A Notice of Motion by councillor Tamatha Paul is understood to have gained the support of a majority of councillors and will pass at a council meeting on Thursday.
The motion commits the council to pursue a … View more
Wellington City Council is considering a plan to ban cars from the inner city by 2025.
A Notice of Motion by councillor Tamatha Paul is understood to have gained the support of a majority of councillors and will pass at a council meeting on Thursday.
The motion commits the council to pursue a fossil fuel-free centre city and asks for council officers to write a report investigating how the policy could be applied.
While details would be ironed out by council officers, Paul said she hoped for a ban on all private vehicles in key inner-city streets, with only electric delivery vehicles and buses allowed

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9 days ago

Shortland Street the Musical

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Whether you love, hate or have never seen Shortland Street, a new capital stage performance of the beloved and bemoaned soap opera is sure to capture hearts.
Shortland Street the Musical will be performed at Gryphon Theatre from April 20 to May 1.
Produced by Kauri Theatre Company, the show has a … View more
Whether you love, hate or have never seen Shortland Street, a new capital stage performance of the beloved and bemoaned soap opera is sure to capture hearts.
Shortland Street the Musical will be performed at Gryphon Theatre from April 20 to May 1.
Produced by Kauri Theatre Company, the show has a storyline based on the television series’ original characters, including Dr Hone Ropata and Dr Chris Warner, who are respectively played by John Palamo and Jake Elston.
Like many shows, Kauri Theatre’s production of the musical was originally scheduled for May 2020, but Covid-19 meant it had to be postponed to this year.
Shortland Street the Musical, Gryphon Theatre, April 20 to May 1

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9 days ago
9 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - don't forget!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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10 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Marilyn

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Marilyn, from Wellington SPCA, who needs a new home.

"I am currently in a foster home with my sisters, and this is what my foster mum has to say "Marilyn likes being picked up and cuddled and is always keen to sit on my knee. Would make a great pair with Miriam." I would do … View more
Meet Marilyn, from Wellington SPCA, who needs a new home.

"I am currently in a foster home with my sisters, and this is what my foster mum has to say "Marilyn likes being picked up and cuddled and is always keen to sit on my knee. Would make a great pair with Miriam." I would do best in a quiet and stable home, with people around to offer me support. I will need time and patience. I would not settle with a busy home or one with young children. If this sounds like your family, please get in touch and we will put you in touch with our foster mum."

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13 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington Zoo replace its Lions?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington Zoo’s elderly lioness sisters, Djane and Zahra, have been euthanised, leaving the zoo with no lions.
Both lionesses had been closely monitored by veterinary staff over the past 18 months due to age-related health concerns, and Djane’s health recently deteriorated.
Lions have been … View more
Wellington Zoo’s elderly lioness sisters, Djane and Zahra, have been euthanised, leaving the zoo with no lions.
Both lionesses had been closely monitored by veterinary staff over the past 18 months due to age-related health concerns, and Djane’s health recently deteriorated.
Lions have been part of Wellington Zoo community since it opened in 1906, when the Zoo was gifted a male lion called King Dick.
Wellington Zoo said it would look at starting a new pride of lions in the future, but it was likely to be awhile until a firm plan was in place.
If you do not want your comments used by Stuff, please put NFP.

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Should Wellington Zoo replace its Lions?
  • 46.7% No
    46.7% Complete
  • 53.3% Yes
    53.3% Complete
685 votes
9 days ago

Leather heels

Deloise from Strathmore Park

Wittner leather heel size 41. Only worn a few times very comfy heels. Bought them last year for $200. Happy for you to come have a look. Open to offers

Price: $90

12 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a picture of a starling by Louise Thomas.

"The variety of plumage at the moment on young birds as they transition into their adult feathers is amazing. I think a few years ago I would have thought of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) as a dozen different species if I thought … View more
This week we feature a picture of a starling by Louise Thomas.

"The variety of plumage at the moment on young birds as they transition into their adult feathers is amazing. I think a few years ago I would have thought of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) as a dozen different species if I thought of them at all. Many of the new generation still have their brown heads, but are developing their star-spangled chest feathers. Mature feathers coming in on their backs are beautiful, with pale brown borders and the middles an iridescent green in the sunlight. Nature is an artist."

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10 days ago

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund … View more
Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund ground-breaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers, educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients and their families.

What are you waiting for! Sign up today.
Find out more

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