Rongotai, Wellington

25 days ago

Upcycling Awards is back for 2021!

Resene

Do you have old things lying around that you've been meaning to spruce up or recreate? It's time to unleash your DIY skills and bring out your inner artistic spirit. Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

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Do you have old things lying around that you've been meaning to spruce up or recreate? It's time to unleash your DIY skills and bring out your inner artistic spirit. Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

Give us your all, we want to see your creations! Check out some of last years' entires here.

Take part in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
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27 days ago

Poll: Do you feel safe in Wellington City?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

National list MP Nicola Willis does not feel safe walking through central Wellington as a result of an increase in social disorder and the presence of patched gang members.
Speaking to reporters at Parliament , Willis said she was concerned about the recent “explosion” in emergency housing in … View more
National list MP Nicola Willis does not feel safe walking through central Wellington as a result of an increase in social disorder and the presence of patched gang members.
Speaking to reporters at Parliament , Willis said she was concerned about the recent “explosion” in emergency housing in central Wellington, which had led to increased violence, threatening behaviour and intimidation on the capital’s streets.
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Do you feel safe in Wellington City?
  • 55.2% Yes
    55.2% Complete
  • 44.8% No
    44.8% Complete
183 votes
25 days ago

LEARN TO PAINT with my free online painting tutorial

Silke from Heart for Art

Learn to paint a toetoe silhouette! It's easier than you think.
Watch my free video tutorial as I show you step by step how to paint a New Zealand toetoe bush silhouette!! 👩‍🎨🎨

And I’ll let you know how you can learn how to paint the Kiwi Starry Night acrylic painting … View more
Learn to paint a toetoe silhouette! It's easier than you think.
Watch my free video tutorial as I show you step by step how to paint a New Zealand toetoe bush silhouette!! 👩‍🎨🎨

And I’ll let you know how you can learn how to paint the Kiwi Starry Night acrylic painting it's taken from!!

Watch here heartforart.co.nz...

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25 days ago

LEARN TO PAINT with my free online painting tutorial

Silke from Heart for Art

Learn to paint a toetoe silhouette! It's easier than you think.
Watch my free video tutorial as I show you step by step how to paint a New Zealand toetoe bush silhouette!! 👩‍🎨🎨

And I’ll let you know how you can learn how to paint the Kiwi Starry Night acrylic painting … View more
Learn to paint a toetoe silhouette! It's easier than you think.
Watch my free video tutorial as I show you step by step how to paint a New Zealand toetoe bush silhouette!! 👩‍🎨🎨

And I’ll let you know how you can learn how to paint the Kiwi Starry Night acrylic painting it's taken from!!

Watch here heartforart.co.nz...

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26 days ago

It's NZRC National Annual Appeal Week!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Kilbirnie

Want to donate to our Red Cross Appeal but can’t find any of our street collectors in your area?
Stop by your local Red Cross Shop, and we’ll help you get this sorted!
Just approach one of our friendly Red Cross Shop volunteers by the till and let them know that you wish to donate to the Red … View more
Want to donate to our Red Cross Appeal but can’t find any of our street collectors in your area?
Stop by your local Red Cross Shop, and we’ll help you get this sorted!
Just approach one of our friendly Red Cross Shop volunteers by the till and let them know that you wish to donate to the Red Cross Appeal.

To find the Red Cross Shop near you, click the link below to visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you!

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26 days ago

Washing machine

Kate from Kilbirnie

F&P top loader washing machine - free. Unable to deliver - must pick up in Kilbirnie.

Unsure of how many litres - fits an average size load of washing.

Free

27 days ago

Local heroes, two women remove tonnes of rubbish

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

What can we do to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes into the sea? That is the question two women are asking after spending a year cleaning up a coastal seal colony near Wellington.
Fishhooks, hundreds of shoes, 160 coffee sacks of rubbish, 48 tyres and 15 crayfish pots.
That is just some of … View more
What can we do to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes into the sea? That is the question two women are asking after spending a year cleaning up a coastal seal colony near Wellington.
Fishhooks, hundreds of shoes, 160 coffee sacks of rubbish, 48 tyres and 15 crayfish pots.
That is just some of the rubbish Lorraine Shaab​ and Noeline Angus​ have removed from a seal colony on the Wainuiomata Coast, near Wellington, over the past year.

36 days ago

Mysterious Mazda Voice

Caryl from Seatoun

I now know of 2 owners with Mazda vehicles who when turning the ignition on and or/radio a female voice says 2 sentences. One is not very audible, the other sentence is' WTF up' in the Demio 2013. The USB port has been checked. It's not radio interference so what is going on! And … View moreI now know of 2 owners with Mazda vehicles who when turning the ignition on and or/radio a female voice says 2 sentences. One is not very audible, the other sentence is' WTF up' in the Demio 2013. The USB port has been checked. It's not radio interference so what is going on! And yes we're sane!!

27 days ago

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday for a few weeks.

Aaron Graham from Hataitai Family Barbers

We will be closing Tuesday and Wednesday for the next few weeks due to staff shortages. Apologies for any inconvenience. We remain open as usual 10-6.30pm Thursday, Friday, Monday and 10-4pm Saturday and Sunday.

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27 days ago

turbo touch players needed

Neil from Miramar

trying to get a team together to play turbo touch. played on sunday between 3-6pm. starts may 2nd. goes for 9 weeks. players at asb sports centre. no experience needed. it quite easy to pick up. not worried if u cant play everyweek.

28 days ago

My Wellington: Swee Tan

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Dr Swee Tan is a world-renowned researcher and plastic surgeon who has lived in Khandallah for 26 years. Born in Malaysia, Tan travelled the world before settling in the capital, where he heads up the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute. Here’s his take on life in the capital.

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Dr Swee Tan is a world-renowned researcher and plastic surgeon who has lived in Khandallah for 26 years. Born in Malaysia, Tan travelled the world before settling in the capital, where he heads up the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute. Here’s his take on life in the capital.

How long have you been a Wellingtonian?
I was here in 1992 when I was doing my training in plastic surgery. We lived here for one year and then went overseas to London, then Oxford and Boston, and then came back in 1995. I was born in Malaysia, and left in 1980. I went to Melbourne, where I studied, and then I went to Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington. I resisted coming to Wellington because I went through Wellington in 1987 – it was a dead place, there was no restaurant open after 7pm.

Where is your favourite place to eat out?
We are very lucky to have good eating places. Yum cha at Dragons, for example, is one of our favourites. There are so many choices. Noble Rot is a very good place for dinner. If you are after brunch, Cafe Thyme next to the Twigland Garden Centre, which is my favourite garden centre. It’s between Johnsonville and Churton Park.

Where is the best coffee in Wellington?
You put me in a difficult position because in Wellington we have so many great places for coffee. Prefab is great, or Neo Cafe, and Revive in Petone. You can get good coffee anywhere really, but those are really great spot.

What’s an underrated attraction near you?
Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush is the only public botanical garden dedicated to native plants, and they are really nice: about 11 kilometres, with many bushes and gardens. We used to take our children there when they were younger. There is a stream there with eels, beautiful eels, an 800-year-old rimu tree and a nice canopy of trees. It is only five minutes away [from the city], it is right here on our doorstep.

What, in Wellington, can’t be beaten on a good day?
Walking along the waterfront with Maestro [Tan’s dog] along the path that takes you to Oriental Pde. It is such a beautiful place.

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28 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Spike

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week's Wellington SPCA Pet of the Day is a cat called Spike, who was adopted from the SPCA.

"Spike is going really well and has fully grown into his name. He’s a complete goon! He now spends his time running about the house, playing and snuggling with gusto. His favourite toy is … View more
This week's Wellington SPCA Pet of the Day is a cat called Spike, who was adopted from the SPCA.

"Spike is going really well and has fully grown into his name. He’s a complete goon! He now spends his time running about the house, playing and snuggling with gusto. His favourite toy is his mouse from the SPCA. He charges around the house with it in his mouth so it’s always near. The best thing we’ve enjoyed though is how the relationship between our dog Sadie and him has developed. Spike loves being near her, and always snuggles up next to her when he’s tired out from playing (as you can see from the photos!) Sadie is pretty smitten with him too. We all are. Thanks again for everything, Julia, Dave, Sadie and Spike."

28 days ago

Cat survives being shot in face

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A cherished family cat has survived being shot in the face, but sustained serious damage from the attack.
Ginger cat Jamie​ took a bullet to the cheek – millimetres from his left eye and narrowly missing his brain – fragmenting his skull.
He was lucky to survive the recent shooting in … View more
A cherished family cat has survived being shot in the face, but sustained serious damage from the attack.
Ginger cat Jamie​ took a bullet to the cheek – millimetres from his left eye and narrowly missing his brain – fragmenting his skull.
He was lucky to survive the recent shooting in Wellington.
But the incident has left him deaf in one ear and the pupil in his left eye unable to contract.
Meanwhile, the SPCA is appealing to the public for help with its investigation into the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 0800 467 732 in confidence and quote reference 323422.

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28 days ago
28 days ago

Stock Clearance 😊😊 💁💁

NZ Red Cross from Red Cross Shop Kilbirnie

“Bargain galore in-store, out our summer stock goes. Grab your bargain today !”

Negotiable

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