Tawa, Wellington

14 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

What are your thoughts on the great flag debate that gripped the country in 2015?

1 day ago

Dog re-registration is coming up!

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Attention Kuri owners!

Re-registration invoices will be sent out at the end of May this year, so if you've moved house or changed your email address, please let us know.

You can contact us at:

📩 dogs@wcc.govt.nz

☎️ 04 499 4444.

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6 hours ago

Do you back a ban on parking in footpaths?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Parking on footpaths could soon become an offence in Wellington, following public complaints about increased risks to pedestrians and a lack of space for emergency vehicles.
The change is being proposed as part of Wellington City Council’s new parking policy, introduced in August, which aims to … View more
Parking on footpaths could soon become an offence in Wellington, following public complaints about increased risks to pedestrians and a lack of space for emergency vehicles.
The change is being proposed as part of Wellington City Council’s new parking policy, introduced in August, which aims to reduce reliance on private vehicles, manage increasing parking demands and make it easier to travel around the city.
The proposed new law would instigate a city-wide ban on parking on, or partially on, footpaths across the city, with infringement notices to be issued at the discretion of parking wardens.
It would overturn a 2005 council decision which permitted footpath parking anywhere in Wellington apart from the central city and suburban centres, provided at least one metre of footpath space was left for footpath users.

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5 hours ago
14 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

Hi neighbours,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services … View more
Hi neighbours,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Kapi-Mana News.

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2 days ago

Dog handlers turns heads

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet the dog walker who controls 16 dogs.
Drivers stop to take photos and after a ruff day, office workers come up to Phil Krieg​ to ask if they can pat the group of dogs accompanying him along the footpath.
It's a hard sight to miss in Wellington, Krieg in his bright yellow vest walking a … View more
Meet the dog walker who controls 16 dogs.
Drivers stop to take photos and after a ruff day, office workers come up to Phil Krieg​ to ask if they can pat the group of dogs accompanying him along the footpath.
It's a hard sight to miss in Wellington, Krieg in his bright yellow vest walking a large group of dogs, moving together as a calm and orderly canine collective.
With Krieg as their leader, the dogs sit when they were told and moved to the side to make way for runners, other dogs and those walking on the footpath.
In 2008, Krieg’s wife, Penny​, came up with their dog walking business, Loose Leash Dog Walking. Penny said they called it Loose Leash because that was the idea – walking the dogs on a loose leash and trusting them to behave.
The pair lead groups of dogs, ranging from 12 to 16, on walks around Wellington.

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18 hours ago

What's On: PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR

Ruth from Tawa

PSYLO, a fun communi8ty choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic health conditions. Led by a music therapist, enquiries Claire 027 405 6458
PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
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2 days ago

Help identifying dead Cat struck on motorway off ramp south bound toward Jville/Wellington mid/late March

Heidi from Glenside

Hi there, we are searching for our ginger cat Miko, missing since March 22. I’ve received a text about a cat struck and killed on the Glenside/Churton Park/Grenada Village over bridge off ramp toward Wellington. This being on a Tuesday or Thursday morning after he went missing and before Easter. … View moreHi there, we are searching for our ginger cat Miko, missing since March 22. I’ve received a text about a cat struck and killed on the Glenside/Churton Park/Grenada Village over bridge off ramp toward Wellington. This being on a Tuesday or Thursday morning after he went missing and before Easter. WCC have indicated they would have transferred the person calling to NZTA who can’t help me as they have no set date, caller name or job log number. If anyone else saw a cat killed on this off ramp and can help us know if i’s our boy or not, we would so appreciate it. It’s been a month and no sign, and we are pretty desperate to know either way. TXT 0274152236 appreciated.

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3 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Max

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an … View more
Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who will have me around them, either as a solely indoor rabbit, or mostly indoors. I will need a large outdoor area with a weatherproof hutch or shelter for days when the weather is nice. I will need to be inside as part of the family at night, so a hutch or area inside with you is important. I would also like a female rabbit for company, so if you have a lonely rabbit maybe we could be friends?

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22 hours ago

What's On: Seasons by Capital E

Sonia from Otaki District

Beautifully crafted, Seasons transports children through song, music, and puppetry into the four seasons – raumati, ngahuru, hōtoke and kōanga. Journey into nature’s world of living creatures, colours and sounds.
Seasons by Capital E
  • Coastlands Theatre, Te Raukura ki Kāpiti
22 hours ago

What's On: Seasons

Sonia from Otaki District

Beautifully crafted, Seasons transports children through song, music, and puppetry into the four seasons – raumati, ngahuru, hōtoke and kōanga. Journey into nature’s world of living creatures, colours and sounds.
Seasons
  • Coastlands Theatre, Te Raukura ki Kāpiti
1 day ago

TJ Perenara looking at rugby league

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you think TJ Perenara will switch to rugby league?
The Hurricanes are waiting on whether TJ Perenara will rejoin them next year, or switch to league with the Sydney Roosters.
How do you think Perenara will go in league?

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2 days ago

Poll: Do you plan to visit Aussie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The first Australians will be arriving in Wellington today. Have you any plans to go to Australia? Where would you go?

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Do you plan to visit Aussie
  • 12.6% Yes
    12.6% Complete
  • 66.4% No
    66.4% Complete
  • 21% Not sure, will wait and see
    21% Complete
580 votes
6 days ago

Long-Term Plan community engagement tour

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We're are going to be out and about the community for the rest of the month talking to people about our Long-Term Plan.

It's a great chance for you to come along, ask your burning questions and have your say on the future of the city.

Check out our full schedule to see when we're … View more
We're are going to be out and about the community for the rest of the month talking to people about our Long-Term Plan.

It's a great chance for you to come along, ask your burning questions and have your say on the future of the city.

Check out our full schedule to see when we're in your neck of the woods at www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Alpine Fault quake risk higher than experts thought

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New research reveals the chances of the South Island’s Alpine Fault generating a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years are much higher than previously thought.
New research led by Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer Dr Jamie Howarth shows the probability of that… View more
New research reveals the chances of the South Island’s Alpine Fault generating a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years are much higher than previously thought.
New research led by Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer Dr Jamie Howarth shows the probability of that earthquake occurring before 2068 is about 75 per cent.
Until now, it had been thought to be about 30 per cent, based on sequences of sediment deposited adjacent to the Alpine Fault in northern Fiordland.
Scientists from Victoria University, the University of Otago, GNS Science, the University of California, and the United States Geological Survey also calculated there is about an 82 per cent chance the earthquake will be of magnitude-8 or higher.

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1 day ago

What's On: WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE?

David from Brooklyn

A young boy must return a notebook to a classmate, but does not know where he lives. Abbas Kiarostami’s breakthrough film is a miraculous child’s-eye adventure of the everyday. https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE?
  • Embassy Grand
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