47 days ago

Poll: Do you support Wellington airport expanding?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Supporters say it will bring more people and money to the region, and create room for updated aviation technology as it advances. Opponents say it will mean more noise, pollution and climate emissions while the rest of the city works to reduce them."
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Do you support Wellington airport expanding?
  • 75.6% Yes
    75.6% Complete
  • 24.4% No
    24.4% Complete
1353 votes
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5 days ago

Abusive behaviour in Johnsonville library

Carlos from Johnsonville

We've lived 4 years in Johnsonville and since we moved our 12y/o daughter has been regularly visiting and using the Johnsonville Library facilities to get books, join the clubs/activities (she had been to the coding and sewing classes) and also as a meeting point for after school.
Last week she had a short day at Raroa so she and 2 friends went to the library around midday. After 20 mins there, they were approached in an abusive manner by someone who identified as library staff, telling them that they were not allowed in the library and started asking them for their personal details (names, addresses, phones).
The girls were confused and scared at this stage and replied that they had a short day and been going there for years. At that time this person called security guards, started threatening them with calling the police for "truancy" and that were not allowed again in the building.
They had to leave in tears and spent the next few hours walking around in the mall, carparks and shops while parents could meet with them. They have not come back to the library since then.
Isn't the Johnsonville Library supposed to be a safe and inclusive community space PARTICULARLY for children? How on Earth can library staff send little girls to spend their time in malls and carparks instead?
Whatever the policy is, this is not the right way to communicate it and enforce it. We have sent a complaint to WCC as well.

5 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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2 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Persia

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Bakhtawar Sattha is the proud owner of Persia.
"This is six year old Persia, lives in Miramar. I got her from Cats Protection Wellington in February 2022. She likes to be patted and eagerly waits for me to return home from work. She is still timid and hides when my friends visit."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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