Roseneath, Wellington

18 hours ago

More windy weather coming

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has been a windy few weeks and the Met Service is predicting that it is not over yet.

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5 days ago

How do we take the junk out of mail?

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We are proposing that unaddressed mail or advertising mail may not be put in letter boxes that are clearly marked with the words “no circulars” or “no junk mail”.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management … View more
We are proposing that unaddressed mail or advertising mail may not be put in letter boxes that are clearly marked with the words “no circulars” or “no junk mail”.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020.

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11 hours ago

Poll: Do you believe Let's Get Wellington Moving will ever happen?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The $6.4 billion Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme is under review, despite $4 million a month being leaked into the project.

Sources told Stuff the monthly cost was revealed to Wellington City councillors by a staff member in recent days, with one source also revealing the 20-year … View more
The $6.4 billion Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme is under review, despite $4 million a month being leaked into the project.

Sources told Stuff the monthly cost was revealed to Wellington City councillors by a staff member in recent days, with one source also revealing the 20-year project was set to be reviewed. LGWM refused to comment on the monthly costs, but confirmed in a statement that three independent consultants are reviewing the programme.

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Do you believe Let's Get Wellington Moving will ever happen?
  • 70.4% No - it is is an expensive pipe dream
    70.4% Complete
  • 20.4% Yes - it is a great idea
    20.4% Complete
  • 9.3% Not sure
    9.3% Complete
54 votes
12 hours ago

We're moving to Alert Level 1!

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Kia kaha Pōneke!
We are moving to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight (21 September) until further notice from the Government.
Our services and facilities will return to normal with contact tracing encouraged.

💛 The Harbourside Market will reopen on Sunday 27 September

💛 All our pools and … View more
Kia kaha Pōneke!
We are moving to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight (21 September) until further notice from the Government.
Our services and facilities will return to normal with contact tracing encouraged.

💛 The Harbourside Market will reopen on Sunday 27 September

💛 All our pools and recreation centres will remain open with programmes and fitness classes resuming normal scheduling

💛 Rubbish and recycling collection services are operating as usual

💛 Southern Landfill, the Tip Shop and Recycling Centre will resume normal service

💛 All Library branches are open with all programmes and events resuming normal scheduling over the next few weeks

For more information on the operation of our services and facilities visit:
wellington.govt.nz...
Great work Pōneke!

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13 hours ago

Masks no longer compulsory for commuters

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Following the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from Tuesday September 22 2020. While some passengers may continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all … View moreFollowing the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from Tuesday September 22 2020. While some passengers may continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all passengers should now be on personal hygiene measures and tracking journeys. Metlink is encouraging all passengers to log their travel, using the Government’s COVID-19 tracing app for contact tracing purposes. For further updates check out the Metlink website metlink.org.nz/covid-19

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14 hours ago

Wellington Chamber Music this Sunday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

With the move to Level 1 Wellingtoin Chamber Music has confirmed the performance by NZTrio this Sunday.

NZTrio - 3 pm to 5 pm Sunday 27 September 2020 at St Andrew's on The Terrace.

Tickets $40, Under 26 $10. This is the first appearance in the series by new NZTrio – Amalia Hall … View more
With the move to Level 1 Wellingtoin Chamber Music has confirmed the performance by NZTrio this Sunday.

NZTrio - 3 pm to 5 pm Sunday 27 September 2020 at St Andrew's on The Terrace.

Tickets $40, Under 26 $10. This is the first appearance in the series by new NZTrio – Amalia Hall (violin), Somi Kim (piano) and Ashley Brown (cello).

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19 hours ago

Mental Health Awareness Week

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and the focus this year is He Tirohanga Anamata (Reimagine Wellbeing Together).

It has been a challenging time and it’s normal to feel stressed or lonely. Be kind to yourself and make sure you check in with your whānau and loved ones, not only this week,… View more
It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and the focus this year is He Tirohanga Anamata (Reimagine Wellbeing Together).

It has been a challenging time and it’s normal to feel stressed or lonely. Be kind to yourself and make sure you check in with your whānau and loved ones, not only this week, but every week.

You can find all of our resources at: wellington.govt.nz...

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20 hours ago

Cutting hair for 50 years

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Lance Barnard might be the oldest barber in Wellington.

“It only feels like yesterday that I was the youngest,” Barnard jokes with a client. A fortnight ago Barnard moved from the barber shop on Courtenay Place where he spent the last 40 years cutting hair, to Cuba Barbers on Cuba Street.

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Lance Barnard might be the oldest barber in Wellington.

“It only feels like yesterday that I was the youngest,” Barnard jokes with a client. A fortnight ago Barnard moved from the barber shop on Courtenay Place where he spent the last 40 years cutting hair, to Cuba Barbers on Cuba Street.

Does anybody know if there has been a barber cutting hair longer than Lance.

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3 days ago

Poll: Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City is proposing a by-law banning unaddressed or advertising mail being put in letter boxes marked "no circulars" or '"no junk mail".
The by-law is part of a waste management plan to reduce the amount of material going in to landfills.

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Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?
  • 74.5% Yes
    74.5% Complete
  • 25.5% No
    25.5% Complete
717 votes
5 days ago

Support Mary Potter Hospice annual appeal

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Volunteers for the annual street appeal will be hitting the street to raise money this Friday and Saturday..

The hospice supported 42 per cent of people who died in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti last year.

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4 days ago

Do you support taking cars out of the Golden Mile?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington City Council is looking at removing traffic from the central city.

Under the proposal, all general traffic from the popular thoroughfare could be removed.
Access to many side streets would be closed off, while loading zones and taxi stands would be moved to side streets.

The … View more
The Wellington City Council is looking at removing traffic from the central city.

Under the proposal, all general traffic from the popular thoroughfare could be removed.
Access to many side streets would be closed off, while loading zones and taxi stands would be moved to side streets.

The proposal has resulted in an angry response from business owners, who believe it could result in businesses closing.

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1 day ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
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1 day ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington every Tuesday for this exercise class. Improve your strength, balance, and flexibility. Falls aren't a natural part of ageing. Call 04 499 6648 for more information.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • St Barnabas Church
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1 day ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington for this exercise class Wednesdays to improve your strength, balance and flexibility. Help prevent falls and make new friends. Call 04 499 6648 for more information.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • All Saints Church
4 days ago

Our first State House

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

David and Mary McGregor took occupation of the first State House in New Zealand today (September18) in 1937.

The house at 12 Fife Lane Miramar had three bedrooms and one bathroom. The opening attracted a large crowd and a lot of media attention. The house was eventually sold to the McGregors in … View more
David and Mary McGregor took occupation of the first State House in New Zealand today (September18) in 1937.

The house at 12 Fife Lane Miramar had three bedrooms and one bathroom. The opening attracted a large crowd and a lot of media attention. The house was eventually sold to the McGregors in the early 1950s. They lived there until the early 1980s and are seen in the attached photo in 1978.

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8 days ago

It is time to count Kererū

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This … View more
It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This year the annual Great Kererū Count 2020 runs from 18-27 September.

As well as being real characters of the bush, kererū are also known as the gardeners of the sky –spreading precious seeds of forest giants such as tawa, miro and hinau. Tony Stoddard of Kererū Discovery, who coordinates the count, says kererū can pop anywhere

“At this time of the year kererū will be flocking to trees like willow and tree lucerne. These trees are kererū-magnets as the birds come out of their winter-feeding grounds and prepare for the breeding season by feeding on the nitrogen-rich leaves.”

“In urban areas, kōwhai are another important food source for kererū, and you will often see or hear angry tui defending their trees from hungry kererū.”

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