Tawa, Wellington

4 hours ago

Poll: What is the most pressing issue in the Ohariu electorate?

Ruby Macandrew Reporter from The Wellingtonian

In the lead up to the general election, The Wellingtonian wants to know what issues you would most like your elected MP to address. The topic with the most votes (or comments) will be put to each of the candidates with their responses published over the next few weeks in The Wellingtonian.

Image
What is the most pressing issue in the Ohariu electorate?
  • 50% Johnsonville Mall redevelopment
    50% Complete
  • 22.7% Addressing housing affordability and special housing areas
    22.7% Complete
  • 22.7% Transport solutions- train and road infrastructure
    22.7% Complete
  • 4.5% Other, tell us in the comments below
    4.5% Complete
22 votes
11 hours ago

Help crocheters needed for Thursday morning!

Monique from Tawa

Come to the Tawa Community Centre,10-1pm and help crochet jingle balls for Little Sprouts!!
Hope to see you!

5 hours ago

STV versus FPP for Porirua

Jared Nicoll Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

Tonight, Porirua City Council will decide whether the next Local elections will be under the existing system of STV (Single Transferable Vote) or switch to FPP (First Past the Post). There would have been only two changes to the current council under FPP, and STV allows your vote, your voice, to go…View moreTonight, Porirua City Council will decide whether the next Local elections will be under the existing system of STV (Single Transferable Vote) or switch to FPP (First Past the Post). There would have been only two changes to the current council under FPP, and STV allows your vote, your voice, to go a little further.
What do you reckon?
Do you care?

Image
1 day ago

How did Peter Dunne help Ohariu?

Jared Nicoll Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

The long-standing MP announced he would not carry on after polling strongly suggested his rival, Labour's Greg O'Connor, would win in the September election.
So what good has Peter done for his electorate over the decades?

stuff.co.nz/national/politics/95988656/peter-dunne-resigns-from-politics-only-weeks-out-from-the-election
Image
5 hours ago

Recognising Porirua’s top people and communities

Jared Nicoll Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

It’s time to nominate Porirua’s finest people and communities for one of the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards. Nominations are open now for New Zealander of the Year and the associated categories of youth, senior, community, innovator and local hero of the year.
Nominations close on the …View more
It’s time to nominate Porirua’s finest people and communities for one of the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards. Nominations are open now for New Zealander of the Year and the associated categories of youth, senior, community, innovator and local hero of the year.
Nominations close on the 18 September 2017. Any member of the public can nominate an individual or community organisation - visit www.nzawards.org.nz....
So go on, who deserves a mention?

6 days ago

Poll: Do you support Wellington's new voluntary warrant of fitness scheme for rental properties?

Ruby Macandrew Reporter from The Wellingtonian

This week Wellington City Council became the first authority in the country to establish a warrant of fitness for rental properties. The scheme will be voluntary, but it's hoped it will be seen as an attractive way for landlords to show prospective tenants the home they are looking at is of a …View moreThis week Wellington City Council became the first authority in the country to establish a warrant of fitness for rental properties. The scheme will be voluntary, but it's hoped it will be seen as an attractive way for landlords to show prospective tenants the home they are looking at is of a good standard. What do you think about the initiative? Does it go too far or not far enough? Comments may be used in print unless marked NFP (not for print).

Image
Do you support Wellington's new voluntary warrant of fitness scheme for rental properties?
  • 26.2% Yes, it's great to see council doing something proactive
    26.2% Complete
  • 56.9% Yes, but it needs to be made mandatory
    56.9% Complete
  • 15.9% No, there are better ways to address poor quality housing
    15.9% Complete
  • 1% Other, tell us in the comments below
    1% Complete
290 votes
2 days ago

Poll: Should the council include motorcyclists in future transport plans for Wellington?

Ruby Macandrew Reporter from The Wellingtonian

Wellington's motorcyclists are fed up with being left out of the city's transport conversations, but the council says it won't back the "inherently dangerous" mode of transport. What do you think - should motorcyclists and those who ride scooters be part of the city's …View moreWellington's motorcyclists are fed up with being left out of the city's transport conversations, but the council says it won't back the "inherently dangerous" mode of transport. What do you think - should motorcyclists and those who ride scooters be part of the city's transport future or not? Comments may be used in print unless marked NFP (not for print). www.stuff.co.nz...

Image
Should the council include motorcyclists in future transport plans for Wellington?
  • 79.1% Yes, they are road users just like everyone else
    79.1% Complete
  • 8.8% Yes, but the conversation needs to be about making motorcycling safer
    8.8% Complete
  • 12.2% No, it's a dangerous mode of transport and it should be discouraged
    12.2% Complete
  • 0% Other, let us know in the comments below
    0% Complete
148 votes
8 hours ago

Angelet XTS - 5089 Electronic Keyboard

Grant Neighbourly Lead from Johnsonville

This keyboard has a multitude of functions and is in good condition with just some yellowing of the keys, as pictured.
The features include:
- 54 standard keys
- 100 timbres, 100 rhythms, 6 percussions
- 12 demonstration songs
- Auto-bass-chord, single & fingered chord, sync function
- …View more
This keyboard has a multitude of functions and is in good condition with just some yellowing of the keys, as pictured.
The features include:
- 54 standard keys
- 100 timbres, 100 rhythms, 6 percussions
- 12 demonstration songs
- Auto-bass-chord, single & fingered chord, sync function
- Rhythm programming, record, playback
- Teaching mode, one-key function
- Vibrato, sustain
- All-keyboard percussion
- 46-tempo, 16-stage volume adjustable
- 3-digital display
- Large Scale integration, matrix controlling logical circuit
- external speaker, double channel output
- Able to plug in a microphone (*doesn't come with auction)
- Ability to hold a music stand (*doesn't come with auction).

The keyboard comes with a 9V AC power adapter.

$100

1 day ago

What's On: Introduction to Composting

Tom from Wellington Central

Nairn St Preservation Society presents the Steaming Heap: An introduction to composting. Join Nairn St Cottage gardener Hannah Zwarz as she takes you through composting.
Introduction to Composting
  • Nairn Street Cottage
9 hours ago

What's On: MUSIC BY THE MOZART FAMILY

John from Ngaio

Some well-known and some rarely-heard works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his father Leopold and his son Xavier. Church, secular and opera all feature.
MUSIC BY THE MOZART FAMILY
  • Khandallah Town Hall
10 hours ago

Camborne Walkway

Jared Nicoll Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

The popular coastal walkway has suffered from coastal erosion and requires remedial works to repair the slipped path including landward retreat, plus coastal armouring to protect from future erosion.
The council is planning big work to upgrade it next year.
Are you a regular track user?

gets.govt.nz/PCC/ExternalTenderDetails.htm?id=18948710
Image
4 days ago

Doterra Essential Oils

Maureen J from Porirua City Centre

Hi Everyone we have a Buy 1 Get 1 Free starting from the 20th to the 25th of August with doTERRA Essential Oils.
Check it out. Starting on the 20th of August don't miss out.
www.mydoterra.com...
MYDOTERRA.COM

Ask for a consultation on your Health and Home and receive a complimentary …View more
Hi Everyone we have a Buy 1 Get 1 Free starting from the 20th to the 25th of August with doTERRA Essential Oils.
Check it out. Starting on the 20th of August don't miss out.
www.mydoterra.com...
MYDOTERRA.COM

Ask for a consultation on your Health and Home and receive a complimentary gift.
Contact 027-2382217

12 hours ago

ACC legal bills skyrocket, creating an 'uneven playing field' for claimants

Jacques Steenkamp Reporter from Sunday Star-Times

ACC legal spending has doubled in five years, jumping from $3.8 million in 2011 to $7.9m last year.

However, many injured Kiwis seeking to dispute rejected claims are concerned ACC is using private attorneys to outsmart them.

Russel Watts, 50, from Taupo, said he postponed his review earlier …View more
ACC legal spending has doubled in five years, jumping from $3.8 million in 2011 to $7.9m last year.

However, many injured Kiwis seeking to dispute rejected claims are concerned ACC is using private attorneys to outsmart them.

Russel Watts, 50, from Taupo, said he postponed his review earlier this week after he found out he'd be facing off against a senior corporate attorney from Wellington.

stuff.co.nz/national/health/95556579/acc-legal-bills-skyrocket-creating-an-uneven-playing-field-for-claimants
Image
Top