Takapu Valley, Wellington

2 hours ago

Which character would you like to see?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

A mysterious street artist is transforming a Lower Hutt retaining wall into a giant Lego set.
Over the past two weeks Lego characters have been appearing on concrete slabs that make up the wall at the foot of Wainuiomata Hill. He aims to do two a week, which character would you like to see next?

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2 days ago

What awesome things do your kids do to help others?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Meet Eddie Writes. He's 7, and won a Wellingtonian of the Year award for philanthropy. He spends his spare time tie-dying t-shirts and ironing patches on bags to sell online - raising $10,000 for Wellington Regional Hospital. We bet there's lots of Eddies out there. Tell us about your … View moreMeet Eddie Writes. He's 7, and won a Wellingtonian of the Year award for philanthropy. He spends his spare time tie-dying t-shirts and ironing patches on bags to sell online - raising $10,000 for Wellington Regional Hospital. We bet there's lots of Eddies out there. Tell us about your kids' kind deeds in the comments.

2 hours ago

Are your dog’s food portions right?

Coopers Pet Kitchen

Coopers Pet Kitchen can help with that… simply answer 8 quick questions about your dog and we’ll create a personalised menu and measuring cup to take the guesswork out of mealtime.

Special launch offer: treat your furry friend to a premium New Zealand made 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish … View more
Coopers Pet Kitchen can help with that… simply answer 8 quick questions about your dog and we’ll create a personalised menu and measuring cup to take the guesswork out of mealtime.

Special launch offer: treat your furry friend to a premium New Zealand made 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish Recipe for just $47, normal retail price $94 each. Offer expires 18/12/19.

It’s so easy that any member of the family can help serve up the perfect portion every time and keep your dog in tip-top condition.
Get your dog's plan

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3 hours ago

Poll: What do you want from your library?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington City Council is considering what to do with its earthquake-prone central library. Examples from New Zealand - like Christchurch's Turanga - and overseas show what a 21st century library can look like. What would you like to see from Wellington's new facility?

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What do you want from your library?
  • 7.5% Regular events, shows, and talks
    7.5% Complete
  • 5% E-books and other e-services
    5% Complete
  • 17.5% Free wi-fi
    17.5% Complete
  • 5% Interactive features, like virtual reality
    5% Complete
  • 62.5% Just do the basics well
    62.5% Complete
  • 2.5% Other - comment with your ideas
    2.5% Complete
40 votes
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1 day ago

PARKING WARNING

RAYMOND from Tawa

I certainly do not want any of my neighbours to go through the same experience as Wilhelmina.

Please be warned if you are a customer of Simon's Pharmacy in Tawa.

There's a huge display truck parked there to advertise the work of the transmission gully.

If you park on either side of … View more
I certainly do not want any of my neighbours to go through the same experience as Wilhelmina.

Please be warned if you are a customer of Simon's Pharmacy in Tawa.

There's a huge display truck parked there to advertise the work of the transmission gully.

If you park on either side of that truck, chances are the Security Worker who opens the doors of the truck will just open the huge doors and let them fly. and they will damage your car..
And you will have no one to complain to as the Security worker will shrug his shoulders and say " it is the wind."

10 hours ago

Give the gift that keeps on giving

Mags4Gifts

This Christmas, save up to 30% off your favourite magazine titles like NZ Gardener, NZ House & Garden, TV Guide and many other magazine titles.

Visit Mags4gifts or call 0800 624 444 to order! Sale ends Boxing Day 2019.

T&Cs apply.
Order now

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13 hours ago

Great opportunity for anyone aged 18-25

Ian Munro from Rotary Club of Tawa Inc.

If you are, or have been, a leader at school, work or in your community, then you must apply for a 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) today! RYLA is a residential, high-energy programme to develop young leaders to be held at the Silverstream Retreat, Hutt Valley, 22 January to Sunday 26 … View moreIf you are, or have been, a leader at school, work or in your community, then you must apply for a 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) today! RYLA is a residential, high-energy programme to develop young leaders to be held at the Silverstream Retreat, Hutt Valley, 22 January to Sunday 26 January 2020.
Preston Lyons (pictured left) was the 2019 Tawa RYLA representative and had this to say: “The theme of RYLA 2019 was to ‘unleash your leadership potential’. RYLA certainly achieved that, and so much more. It was an intense, challenging, and incredibly rewarding journey of growth, teamwork, and leadership. I have innumerable highlights and memories, each of which empowered me to become a better version of myself.”
Application forms are available on the RYLA website – www.ryla9940.co.nz...
Tawa applicants can get further information from Gaylene Lines: Gaylene.lines@xtra.co.nz

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19 hours ago

A Very Welly Christmas 2019 event

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

This weekend Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th November the annual ‘A Very Welly Christmas’ event is happening again. Sadly our buses won’t be able to join in the fun and festivities on Lambton Quay and will have to be diverted during this time.

For more information visit: www.metlink.org.nz...View more
This weekend Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th November the annual ‘A Very Welly Christmas’ event is happening again. Sadly our buses won’t be able to join in the fun and festivities on Lambton Quay and will have to be diverted during this time.

For more information visit: www.metlink.org.nz... or go to MyMetlink or download the Metlink App.

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1 day ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

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1 day ago

Remutaka Hill Rd to close for five nights

Marcus Stickley Reporter from Dominion Post

NZTA has sent a warning that the State Highway 2 road will close from 9pm to 4am from November 24 to November 29.

It will be the first of three five-night closures of the road in the coming year for maintenance and slip prevention.

Access will still be available for emergency services and there … View more
NZTA has sent a warning that the State Highway 2 road will close from 9pm to 4am from November 24 to November 29.

It will be the first of three five-night closures of the road in the coming year for maintenance and slip prevention.

Access will still be available for emergency services and there will be a limited shuttle for urgent travel. People can book the shuttle at remutaka@nzta.govt.nz.

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1 day ago

Help give Kāpiti a Cancer Support Centre

Ione Slater from Cancer Society NZ - Kāpiti

Everyone deserves easy and equal access to cancer support, no matter who they are or where they live.

This much needed Kāpiti Support Centre will be there for those you know affected by cancer today and in the future.

The Cancer Society is 100% community funded, so we need your help to … View more
Everyone deserves easy and equal access to cancer support, no matter who they are or where they live.

This much needed Kāpiti Support Centre will be there for those you know affected by cancer today and in the future.

The Cancer Society is 100% community funded, so we need your help to make it happen. Please donate today.
Donate now

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1 day ago

Paving bricks for sale!

Tracy from Tawa

Hi all, we have about roughly 500-600 bricks available for sale at 50c a brick.
Must pick up
Ring Tony on 0272800455

Price: $0.50

1 day ago

Great NZ Santa Run

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🎅🏼 Entries are now open for the 2019 Great NZ Santa Run!!

A 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit!

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1 day ago

UPDATE: Dixon Street/Willis Street sewer leak

The Team from Wellington Water

We have narrowed down the location of the issue to a 10m long concrete chamber at the Northern/Western corner of the Dixon Street/Willis Street intersection and will continue carrying out investigations to understand the extent of the issue. From this investigation we will form a construction plan … View moreWe have narrowed down the location of the issue to a 10m long concrete chamber at the Northern/Western corner of the Dixon Street/Willis Street intersection and will continue carrying out investigations to understand the extent of the issue. From this investigation we will form a construction plan to repair the concrete chamber.

We expect these works to continue throughout the day from 9am-4pm, for at least the next week. We will continue with the current traffic management, however any changes to the works area may alter traffic management. This will be advised if the case.

The leak is still affecting the inner Wellington Harbour, so we continue to warn people to stay out of the inner harbour specifically in the Whairepo Lagoon. We are continuing to update affected residents and businesses on the situation, and will update our website and social channels as more information comes to light.

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1 day ago

The NZ House & Garden House Tours are selling fast!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer … View moreNZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin. For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring, please visit our website.

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