Tawa, Wellington

1 day ago

Wellington's old air traffic control tower to be demolished

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington's old air traffic control tower spent 60 years watching over the capital's skies, but now it is being demolished and its spot will make way for housing in the future, its owner says.
The building, affectionately called "Arnold", is a landmark of Tirangi Rd and was … View more
Wellington's old air traffic control tower spent 60 years watching over the capital's skies, but now it is being demolished and its spot will make way for housing in the future, its owner says.
The building, affectionately called "Arnold", is a landmark of Tirangi Rd and was decommissioned as a control tower in 2018.
The tower, in Rongotai, went up for sale last October and was bought by Wellington Airport. While the sale price was not disclosed, Stuff understands the airport paid about $1.2 million.

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1 day ago

Build a wind break fence

Wanida from Aotea

I am looking for someone to give a quotation to build a windbreak fence on my patio.

1 day ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter - April edition out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through … View more
The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through fitness.

There’s also some advice on why Daylight Saving might be making you groggy and what you can do about it.

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1 day ago

What's On: Porirua AF Support Group

Annette from Wellington Central

A support group for people and families impacted by atrial fibrillation. Please join us for a chat and a cuppa and the opportunity to meet other people with similar conditions
Porirua AF Support Group
  • Linden Community Centre - Doris Mill Lounge
3 days ago

We Say/You Say: Pokie Machines

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

Hi neighbours,

Should pokie machines be outlawed?

A city councillor has put forward a policy to ban new permits for pokie machines in Wellington City.

Councillor Tamatha Paul, representing the Lambton Ward, is pushing for a 'sinking lid' policy to all but cease new permits for pokie … View more
Hi neighbours,

Should pokie machines be outlawed?

A city councillor has put forward a policy to ban new permits for pokie machines in Wellington City.

Councillor Tamatha Paul, representing the Lambton Ward, is pushing for a 'sinking lid' policy to all but cease new permits for pokie machines in the city. The motion has widespread support across the council table and is set to pass this Thursday.

New Zealanders lost $939 million in pokie machines in 2019 and $241m of that was paid out to community and sports groups. Between 30 and 60 per cent of money going into pokie machines was from problem gamblers and much of that came from low socio-economic communities, a paper by the Problem Gambling Foundation said.

Share your thoughts 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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1 day ago

Kaka flying high in Wellington

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday Feathered Friend but I thought you would enjoy this picture by Simon Woolf. We are lucky to have so many kaka in the city.

"I was photographing the city tonight and got checked out and eyeballed by this beautiful kaka."

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1 day ago

Sustainable shopping for every whānau

The Warehouse

A more sustainable Aotearoa begins with the choices each Kiwi makes, and our customers have asked us to help them make those choices easier when they’re shopping for their families.

At The Warehouse, you’ll find an ever-growing range of products that are kinder to our planet.

Right now … View more
A more sustainable Aotearoa begins with the choices each Kiwi makes, and our customers have asked us to help them make those choices easier when they’re shopping for their families.

At The Warehouse, you’ll find an ever-growing range of products that are kinder to our planet.

Right now we’re at 8,000 and counting – and with 5,000 of them available for just $20 or less, sustainable is more affordable than ever.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Reminder to prepare for a tsunami

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This great pic from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office is a reminder to know your safe zones for a tsunami.

"This cheeky pup knows her safe zone - do you? If you live, work or play in a tsunami zone, find out how to get prepared at getprepared.nz/tsunami-safety."

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4 days ago

A helmet may be one of the best investments you can ever make

Grant Neighbourly Lead from Johnsonville

The attached image is what is left of my sons' helmet after he came off his bike yesterday. It doesn't take much to imagine what would have happened if his head had been unprotected. As it was he walked away with some grazed fingers and a slightly sore neck.
After this incident I can … View more
The attached image is what is left of my sons' helmet after he came off his bike yesterday. It doesn't take much to imagine what would have happened if his head had been unprotected. As it was he walked away with some grazed fingers and a slightly sore neck.
After this incident I can wholeheartedly recommend safety helmets as one of the best investments you can ever make.

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1 day ago

Newsletter

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington Region

Keep up to date with what's happening for seniors around the Wellington Region with Age Concern Wellington Region: subscribe to our e-newsletter here: www.acwellington.org.nz...

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7 days ago

What's On: Voglemorn Pop-Up Hub for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join us for a cup of tea, light lunch and make new friends. Free social gathering for seniors. No need to register. Transport may be available if needed, call 044996645.
Voglemorn Pop-Up Hub for Seniors
  • Voglemorn Hall
1 day ago

Aussie welcome

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Does anyone have any relatives or friends coming from Australia on the 19th.
We are looking to do a story on the first quarantine free travelers arriving on the 19th. Please contact us on news@dompost.co.nz if you have friends or relatives we can speak to for a story.

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2 days ago

2021 Tawa Community Board by-election

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

If you live in Tawa keep an eye on your mailbox for your voting papers to elect a new member on the 2021 Tawa Community Board.

Voting papers and information about each of the five nominees are being sent to enrolled voters who live, or own property, in the Tawa area.

Voting opens Thursday 15 … View more
If you live in Tawa keep an eye on your mailbox for your voting papers to elect a new member on the 2021 Tawa Community Board.

Voting papers and information about each of the five nominees are being sent to enrolled voters who live, or own property, in the Tawa area.

Voting opens Thursday 15 April until 12 noon, Friday 7 May.

Learn more at www.wellington.govt.nz...

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2 days ago

What's On: Amended Citizens Advice Bureau Porirua

from Papakowhai

New CAB service offering free advice to anyone, now open at 219 Bedford St, Cannons Creek, Wednesdays 12.30pm-3.30pm. Call 04-2378846 (or visit main office Pember House, 16 Hagley Street, Porirua).
Amended Citizens Advice Bureau Porirua
  • 219 Bedford Street
2 days ago

Voting about to open in Tawa

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If you live in Tawa keep an eye on your mailbox for your voting papers to elect a new member on the 2021 Tawa Community Board.
Voting papers and information about each of the five nominees are being sent to enrolled voters who live, or own property, in the Tawa area. Voting opens Thursday 15 April… View more
If you live in Tawa keep an eye on your mailbox for your voting papers to elect a new member on the 2021 Tawa Community Board.
Voting papers and information about each of the five nominees are being sent to enrolled voters who live, or own property, in the Tawa area. Voting opens Thursday 15 April until 12 noon, Friday 7 May.

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