Te Aro, Wellington

3 hours ago

Poll: What is New Zealand's favourite cake?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We want to crown New Zealand's favourite cake.

We asked some experts which cake they reckon Kiwis love the most - read their thoughts here.

So which is your favourite cake?

What is New Zealand's favourite cake?
  • 19.5% Banana
    19.5% Complete
  • 40.4% Carrot
    40.4% Complete
  • 5.2% Lemon
    5.2% Complete
  • 1.2% Orange
    1.2% Complete
  • 10.2% Chocolate
    10.2% Complete
  • 9.6% Chocolate Mudcake
    9.6% Complete
  • 2.9% Red Velvet
    2.9% Complete
  • 0.3% Marble
    0.3% Complete
  • 1.5% Sponge
    1.5% Complete
  • 5.5% Fruitcake
    5.5% Complete
  • 3.2% Black Forest
    3.2% Complete
  • 0.6% Madeira
    0.6% Complete
344 votes
5 days ago

Poll: National day of action against plastic packaging

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,


Are you disgusted by the amount of unnecessary plastic packaging for products sold in supermarkets?


We've gotten rid of plastic bags from our supermarkets, but many shoppers reckon that should only be the beginning.


A national day of plastic protest has been organised, … View more
Hi neighbours,


Are you disgusted by the amount of unnecessary plastic packaging for products sold in supermarkets?


We've gotten rid of plastic bags from our supermarkets, but many shoppers reckon that should only be the beginning.


A national day of plastic protest has been organised, encouraging shoppers to unwrap and leave unnecessary plastic packaging behind at supermarkets.


To read more, click here.


Will you be taking part in the national day of action against plastic packaging?

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National day of action against plastic packaging
  • 85.3% Yes, there's too much plastic packaging
    85.3% Complete
  • 14.7% No, I don't think it is an issue
    14.7% Complete
3720 votes
3 days ago

Potluck lunch for people with no relatives in Wellington or New Zealand.

Niki from Newtown

Hi everyone, I'm thrilled to say that two ladies turned up to my potluck lunch and we had a marvelous time, two new friends! We'd love to have more people join us for the next pot luck lunch which will be posted in due course. Niki.

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1 hour ago

Household items

Pam from Te Aro

My 'Kennards Storage' is full of stuff I no longer want. Want a bargain, give me a call! Bedding, kitchen, wooden stool, desk (heavy) and chair, matching side table. etc, etc, etc Ph or Text 0212537244

Price: $50

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1 hour ago

New Mens Head Coach for Wellington United AFC

Jo from Wellington United Associated Football Club

Wellington United welcomes our new Men's team head coach, Stu Jacobs and confirms the re-appointment of our successful Women's team head coach, Guillermo Schiltenwolf.

Stu is one of the few New Zealander's that holds an AFC \ FFA 'A' coaching license. He came to coaching … View more
Wellington United welcomes our new Men's team head coach, Stu Jacobs and confirms the re-appointment of our successful Women's team head coach, Guillermo Schiltenwolf.

Stu is one of the few New Zealander's that holds an AFC \ FFA 'A' coaching license. He came to coaching after a long and successful playing career that saw him play 461 games including 32 for the All Whites.

Like his playing career his coaching career has been at the highest level including spells in charge of New Zealand U20 & U23, Youth coach at Central Coach Mariners, NZ National League at Team Wellington, Youngheart Manawatu and Miramar Rangers and at Central League level with Western Suburbs and Wellington Olympic. He has won the National League, Chatham Cup, Central League and twice been named NZ Coach of the year.

Stu will be bringing his wealth of experience and connections from his Kaizen academy that will partner Wellington United to run a strong U19s & U17s playing program. Jacobs said "I am delighted to be involved with Wellington United as we look to rebuild the senior and youth programmes at the club. Wellington United is a club steeped in history not only locally within Wellington, but also Nationally. It is a privilege to be afforded this opportunity."

Guillermo Schiltenwolf will be continuing in his position as successful head coach of the Wellington United Women's team (the Diamonds). Going into his ninth season in the role, he will be looking to emulate the success of last season's W-League title and Kelly Cup wins and go one step better in th Kate Sheppard Cup, where they achieved a club first in reaching the semi-final. Guille will again be assisted by Elliott Taylor. Elliott came to United in 2015 and has become an integral part of the team which has set the standard and made Wellington United a formidable force in women's football.

Completing the management lineup for 2019 are Maika Ruyter-Hooley & Alice Cooke-Harvie, who will again be taking the reins of the Women's Capital Premier Sapphires. Head coach Maika arrived at Wellington United in 2016 from Melbourne Victory and was a key member of the 2016 Central League winning side. Last season she moved into management and assisted by another Diamond's stalwart, Alice Cooke-Harvie, they took the team to 3rd place in the league and were described as the best footballing team in the division by opponents.

Pre Season training

MEN : Sunday 27 January, Newtown Park 2, 9:30am
WOMEN : Tuesday 29 January, Newtown Park 2, 6pm

For all Men's Central League & U17 playing inquires please contact Stu Jacobs at Kaizenfootball2010@gmail.com

For all Women's playing inquires please contact Guillermo Schiltenwolf at guilleschiltenwolf@hotmail.com

wellingtonunited.org.nz/

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2 hours ago

Wellington Annual Harbour Clean Up

The Team from Ghost Fishing NZ

Not long to go until our biggest event of the year - the Wellington Annual Harbour Clean Up!

It's going to be such a great day out and we hope you can all make it along.

If you are interested in diving and able to make it along on the day, please send us a message and Sharon will add you to … View more
Not long to go until our biggest event of the year - the Wellington Annual Harbour Clean Up!

It's going to be such a great day out and we hope you can all make it along.

If you are interested in diving and able to make it along on the day, please send us a message and Sharon will add you to the list.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Where: Frank Kitts Park
When: 9am - 2pm, Saturday 26th January 2019

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2 hours ago

Volunteering opportunities abound!

Aileen Davidson from Volunteer Wellington

New and exciting volunteer roles have come into our office already this year - a great way to begin 2019. There are a range of conservation and environment roles, admin roles, event support roles, volunteer sewers are needed and we have roles looking for people with some practical skills plus lots … View moreNew and exciting volunteer roles have come into our office already this year - a great way to begin 2019. There are a range of conservation and environment roles, admin roles, event support roles, volunteer sewers are needed and we have roles looking for people with some practical skills plus lots of roles visiting people in rest homes and being involved in a range of activities. Some roles have set days/times and others are can be organised to suit you!

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3 hours ago

The holidays are over all too quickly aren’t they!

Freedom Drivers – Wellington

The team at Freedom Drivers would like to wish all our friends and customers the very best wishes for a happy and positive 2019. Please get in touch if you’d like to know anything about our services.

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6 days ago

Secure carpark available for rent

Lisa from Te Aro

Secure carpark available on Lorne Street (just off Tory Street) in Republic Apartments from 30 Jan - $65 per week. Please get in touch if interested! 🚙🚘🛵

5 hours ago

Northwest gales for parts of southern and central New Zealand

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a weather watch for the possibility of northwest gales becoming severe in the following areas: Canterbury High Country, Central Otago, Southern Lakes, Marlborough, Wellington, and Wairarapa.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of … View more
MetService has issued a weather watch for the possibility of northwest gales becoming severe in the following areas: Canterbury High Country, Central Otago, Southern Lakes, Marlborough, Wellington, and Wairarapa.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a full Warning or further areas are added. Keep updated here

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13 hours ago

Final Week of Gardens Magic!

Social Media Specialist from Wellington City Council

Check out the great line up for the final week. Come early to grab a good picnic spot, and as the sun goes down see the gardens transform with a magical light display by MJF Lighting. Don't miss Kids' Magic in the Dell on Saturday too! More info on our website

1 day ago

Loosening my grip on perfectionism

Heidi from Northland

Do you also struggle with perfectionism? In this video, I challenged myself to film it without cutting anything out. I took it a step further and also filmed it without makeup (I was wearing a mask but I did wash this off near the end).

Going without makeup was easy. It was filming continuously… View more
Do you also struggle with perfectionism? In this video, I challenged myself to film it without cutting anything out. I took it a step further and also filmed it without makeup (I was wearing a mask but I did wash this off near the end).

Going without makeup was easy. It was filming continuously that made me feel a little anxious but also a little excited. Excited to let go of this need to have everything edited perfectly. Excited to let people see the real me, idiosyncrasies and all!

It took me a while to warm up, but once I did get in to the flow of things...it ended up working out a lot better than anticipated. It was nice to leave it be and not waste time editing it. Which in all honesty...can break up the natural flow of things.

If you also struggle with perfectionism... than I encourage you to try doing a few things a little less perfectly than you normally would. After the initial anxiety has passed...congratulate yourself for having let go a bit. It is quite a relief and also empowering to be ok with being perfectly imperfect. You are practicing embracing yourself exactly as you are, flaws and all. Your value has nothing to do with how perfectly you can do something.

It is these so called imperfections that make us all human, relatable and unique. Perfect is boring and it doesn't really exist.

I will discuss perfectionism in more detail in future videos. If you enjoyed this video, please consider subscribing. It is 100% free. In any case, thank you for reading and watching.

Have a great week!

Heidi

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1 day ago

Join us this Wednesday!

Jane Fisher from Newtown Toastmasters

Toastmasters is often promoted as a tool to help you reach communication and leadership goals at work. Some larger organisations in Wellington even have staff Toastmasters clubs.

Sometimes life is bigger than work, though - and Toastmasters can help with other kinds of goals. Maybe you want to … View more
Toastmasters is often promoted as a tool to help you reach communication and leadership goals at work. Some larger organisations in Wellington even have staff Toastmasters clubs.

Sometimes life is bigger than work, though - and Toastmasters can help with other kinds of goals. Maybe you want to meet new people, give back to your community or get the confidence you need to speak at a family event.

Join us this Wednesday, 7.30 - 9.30pm at Newtown Community and Cultural Centre - we're diverse, dynamic and looking forward to meeting you :)

newtown.toastmastersclubs.org/

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