Seatoun, Wellington

5 days ago

Do you recognise these people?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to … View moreAre any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to put names to faces, so if you recognise anyone, please let us know!

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20 hours ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
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1 day ago

Beginner's Māori Class

Sarah from Strathmore Park

Kia Ora koutou,

Introducing Māori Language Classes for Beginners!

- Are you a kiwi who didn’t learn any Māori at school?
- Would you like to know a little more about Māori culture?
- Are you new to New Zealand and would like to learn a little Māori language?
- Do you need to introduce … View more
Kia Ora koutou,

Introducing Māori Language Classes for Beginners!

- Are you a kiwi who didn’t learn any Māori at school?
- Would you like to know a little more about Māori culture?
- Are you new to New Zealand and would like to learn a little Māori language?
- Do you need to introduce yourself in Māori sometimes?
- Are you simply curious about Māori language?
- Was your new year’s resolution to try something new?
- Do you want to know what your kids are singing about?

HERE IS THE SOLUTION…
BEGINNERS MĀORI CLASSES FOR ADULTS!

THE TEACHERS:
The fabulous Sarah Macintosh and her equally amazing daughter Jess Tawhiri will be teaching adult beginner Māori classes at the mighty Miramar North School! Jess attended the Māori immersion school Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna in Seatoun, before going on to do Māori, History and Media studies at Victoria University. Sarah Macintosh is the head of the junior school at Miramar North and has been teaching for 19 years.

THE DETAILS:
The first introductory class is for 6 weeks.
Monday nights – March 9 – April 20 (missing April 9 for Easter)
Cost is $120
Location: Miramar North School, 23 Weka St, Miramar
Time: 7.30-8.30p.m

All welcome! But class numbers are very limited, so it's first in first served!

THE BASIC IDEAS:
The 6-week course aims to cover
- Greetings
- Mihi/Pepeha
- Simple conversations
- Numbers/time
- Emotions
- Place names
- Pronunciation
- Tikanga
- Everyday use of Māori
- Kiwaha - idioms.
- Whakatauki - proverbs
- Karakia
- Colours
- Months/days of the week

By the end of the course, you’ll HOPEFULLY be able to:
• Have a basic understanding of some Māori concepts and our important connections to them
• Identify the sounds of Māori letters and pronounce letter combinations using correct intonation and stress patterns
• Confidently greet people, introduce yourself and communicate basic personal information in an informal context
• Identify and respond to phrases in the classroom including basic commands/instructions
• Confidently describe the day/date, time, and the weather
• Talk in a secret language in front of your kids regarding dessert

TO REGISTER:
To register, please email Sarah at: sezmac77@gmail.com and tell us what your level of Teo Reo is, and what you hope to get from the class. We will aim to tailor the class to fit people’s needs.

For more information please contact: Sarah Macintosh

sezmac77@gmail.com

Come and join our fun relaxed classroom and learn something new!

2 days ago

Do you need Regular Gardening Maintenance or Landscaping?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Is your garden messy, overgrown or just in need of general maintenance? Price Smart works with YOU to ensure your garden is left at a standard we’re both happy with. Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... for a reasonable estimate.

4 days ago

RIP Sir Des Britten

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Former TV chef and restaurateur turned Wellington City Missioner Sir Des Britten has died.
Father Des Britten, who retired in 2011 after 17 years at the helm of Wellington City Mission, won the Wellingtonian of the Year award the same year. He was knighted in 2012.

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3 days ago
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3 days ago

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

Carol from Seatoun

Keep your mind active, meet new people while enjoying a positive and friendly outlet for your competitive spirit. Come along to our lessons starting Tuesday 17 March 7.30pm at the Kairangi Bridge Club (138 Hobart St Miramar.
There is a $60 charge which covers the cost of the sessions, lesson … View more
Keep your mind active, meet new people while enjoying a positive and friendly outlet for your competitive spirit. Come along to our lessons starting Tuesday 17 March 7.30pm at the Kairangi Bridge Club (138 Hobart St Miramar.
There is a $60 charge which covers the cost of the sessions, lesson notes and Membership fee for the balance of the calendar year.
Lessons consist of a series of 10 sessions, each of about 2.5 hours duration.
BRING ALONG A FRIEND, A PARTNER OR JUST YOURSELF!
Call Karen 021 222 2291

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4 days ago

Making use of a small space

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kilbirnie

Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space.

Paint in your favourite Resene colours to complement your décor or accent it. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this … View more
Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space.

Paint in your favourite Resene colours to complement your décor or accent it. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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4 days ago

Residential sprinkler ban in effect

The Team from Wellington Water

A residential sprinkler ban is now in effect for Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Wellington.

See what this means for you at loveeverydrop.nz

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4 days ago

Pat Van Berkel - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Pat, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are… View moreKia ora koutou, I’m Pat, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

I have had the opportunity to work with some of you through my involvement with Forest & Bird Upper Hutt. I also chair the local group – Friends of the Hutt River. I am passionate about the health of our waterways that should be safe for people to enjoy and would like to see a thriving natural ecology in our waterways.
This job isn’t easy. We need to find solutions to fix our waste and stormwater networks. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page, and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say by following the link below.

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4 days ago

How’s my bus network?

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

Summer holidays are over, so it’s back to business as usual in Wellington. To keep you informed with what’s happening across the city, here’s an update on the major roadwork projects happening around the city that might mean your bus of choice across all routes is taking longer to get to you.… View moreSummer holidays are over, so it’s back to business as usual in Wellington. To keep you informed with what’s happening across the city, here’s an update on the major roadwork projects happening around the city that might mean your bus of choice across all routes is taking longer to get to you.

Brandon Street earthquake strengthening: There are multiple buildings along both sides of Brandon Street, between Featherston Street and Customhouse Quay currently undergoing renovations/earthquake strengthening. The road has been closed to ensure public safety and is due to re-open sometime in April 2020.

Wallace Street Omaroro Reservoir Pipelines Project - 5 Jan 2020 to Mid-2020: The Wright Street diversion is now 6 weeks into the construction of a new reservoir beneath Wallace Street. Routes 3, 18e, 27, 718, 726 and 770 are continuing to be diverted via Wright Street which will continue until the project has been completed in mid-2020.

Willis Street Wastewater Project - 20 December to end of March 2020

With the Willis Street wastewater project underway we would like to remind you that Routes 7, 17, 17e, 25, 29 and 29e will continue to be diverted northbound towards Lambton Quay via Ghuznee Street to Taranaki Street to Manners Street until work on the permanent installation of new pipes under Willis Street is completed at the end of March 2020.

We would like to thank Wellington City Council for working with us as we keep you informed about these roadwork projects, and you our customers for your patience as our Metlink buses continue to work hard to get you where you need to be whilst these diversions are in place.

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4 days ago

SPRINKLER BAN - IN EFFECT FROM 14 FEBRUARY

The Team from Wellington Water

A ban on the use of residential sprinklers and irrigation systems will take effect in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua from tomorrow, Friday 14 February.

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4 days ago

What's On: Kids Go Free at Staglands!

Sheen from Akatarawa

Kids Go Free at Staglands on Children’s Day on Sunday 1st March. *Children (0-16 years) must be accompanied by paying adult.
Kids Go Free at Staglands!
  • Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe
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