Te Aro, Wellington

1 hour ago

Hi neighbours, think health insurance is expensive?

*done from Neighbourly.co.nz

We're about to change your mind. For just $8.38* a week, we'll pay 60% back on your dentist and GP visits, prescription glasses or contact lenses and even physio and acupuncture.

*That's based on Standard Everyday cover with a 4% direct debit discount. Waiting periods and benefit …View more
We're about to change your mind. For just $8.38* a week, we'll pay 60% back on your dentist and GP visits, prescription glasses or contact lenses and even physio and acupuncture.

*That's based on Standard Everyday cover with a 4% direct debit discount. Waiting periods and benefit limits apply. See donehealthcovered.co.nz for the details.
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6 hours ago

Great War Stories 5 screening

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Great War Stories (Series 5)
The fifth and final series of AC Productions’ Great War Stories begins with the invasion of Samoa and ends with New Zealand’s last action in the First World War with the liberation of the French town of Le Quesnoy.

Also featured is the music of Gareth Farr who …View more
Great War Stories (Series 5)
The fifth and final series of AC Productions’ Great War Stories begins with the invasion of Samoa and ends with New Zealand’s last action in the First World War with the liberation of the French town of Le Quesnoy.

Also featured is the music of Gareth Farr who composed a cello concerto in memory of relatives killed in World War I.

The letters, diaries and photographs preserved in the Alexander Turnbull Library have provided a wonderful resource for telling personal stories, says Anna Cottrell, Producer and Director of the seven-part series.

Anna Cottrell will introduce the series.

For more information see the National Library website
natlib.govt.nz...

Tuesday 24th April, 12 – 1pm
Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor
National Library of New Zealand
cnr Aitken & Molesworth Streets
Thorndon
Wellington

FREE event

Photo: Gareth Farr at the grave of a relative in Belgium.

natlib.govt.nz/events/great-war-stories-screening-april-24-2018
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8 hours ago

Selling some items

Chelsea from Te Aro

Hi all, selling some items, pm me or text me on 02108571727 if you are interested, all items in very good condition.
Blue bean bag $70
2x black bean bags $60 each
Blue yoga mat + bag $40 (175cm X 60cm)
Full length mirror $80 (150cm X 50cm)
Dark glass coffee table $60 (60cm X 120cm, 38cm high) can…View more
Hi all, selling some items, pm me or text me on 02108571727 if you are interested, all items in very good condition.
Blue bean bag $70
2x black bean bags $60 each
Blue yoga mat + bag $40 (175cm X 60cm)
Full length mirror $80 (150cm X 50cm)
Dark glass coffee table $60 (60cm X 120cm, 38cm high) can be dismantled for easy moving :)

10 hours ago

Is your child finding school hard?

Visique CapitalEyes

Now that term one is over, it is the perfect time to check your kid’s vision. 80% of learning at school is visually-related, meaning our children NEED good vision to succeed!

At CapitalEyes, we make child appointments FUN and EASY. We can’t wait to meet your little one this school holidays. …View more
Now that term one is over, it is the perfect time to check your kid’s vision. 80% of learning at school is visually-related, meaning our children NEED good vision to succeed!

At CapitalEyes, we make child appointments FUN and EASY. We can’t wait to meet your little one this school holidays. Give Kevin and the team a call on 04 473 6131 to book an appointment at our Manners clinic.

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10 hours ago

New Oriental Bay bike path to go ahead

Social Media Specialist from Wellington City Council

The most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway will be made safer for people on bikes and on foot later this year with no loss of parking. Councillors unanimously agreed to changes that will widen and relieve pressure on the short section of promenade between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool …View moreThe most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway will be made safer for people on bikes and on foot later this year with no loss of parking. Councillors unanimously agreed to changes that will widen and relieve pressure on the short section of promenade between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool which, at busy times, is too narrow to safely accommodate the large numbers of people walking, biking, running and sightseeing. More info

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12 hours ago

What are you up to this weekend?

The Warehouse Wellington

Rally your troops and join the Great Community Cleanup this weekend. There are over a hundred teams from The Warehouse and the community cleaning up our neighbourhoods and natural spaces, but we need something more. We need YOU. Even a little cleanup will make a huge difference in the places we …View moreRally your troops and join the Great Community Cleanup this weekend. There are over a hundred teams from The Warehouse and the community cleaning up our neighbourhoods and natural spaces, but we need something more. We need YOU. Even a little cleanup will make a huge difference in the places we live in and love. Join us in helping to beautify our communities, take heaps of pictures, and share them with #CleanupNZ. Let’s get to work!

neighbourly.co.nz/greatcommunitycleanup
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12 hours ago

More innovation expected in renting market

Nice Place Property Management Ltd

A lot of frustration between tenants and landlords can arise from miscommunication. But kiwi companies like Tapi and Propd, are bridging the communication gap.

It’s great to see the use of technology emerging in the property management industry.

bit.ly/2qnWV0P
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4 days ago

Have you heard? Benny the beagle is home safe!

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi Wellington,
Did you know Benny has been found safe? He was miraculously found alive after spending nine days lost during a storm. About 1000 searchers and a helicopter were used in the search. To read more, click here.

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14 hours ago

New playground design for Frank Kitts Park

Social Media Specialist from Wellington City Council

The concept image for the new playground design at Frank Kitts Park has been released today. It's a fun adventure playground with a nautical/coastal theme which represents Wellington's maritime links - the iconic lighthouse and slides will be refurbished & be part of the playground …View moreThe concept image for the new playground design at Frank Kitts Park has been released today. It's a fun adventure playground with a nautical/coastal theme which represents Wellington's maritime links - the iconic lighthouse and slides will be refurbished & be part of the playground too. More info

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16 hours ago

This Week's Open Homes

Just Paterson

School's out, but we're still here!
Here is JP agent Lucy Clements' daughter helping with the flower arrangements for this weekend's open homes 🌸 How cute is she?!

Check out what's on show here: www.justpaterson.co.nz...

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21 hours ago

Tip Shop parking limited on Monday 23 April

Social Media Specialist from Wellington City Council

We're replacing a generator near our tip shop (Second Treasures) on Monday 23 April, which will limit car park spaces available during the day. We know it’s a popular place to visit, especially during the school holidays, but we suggest heading there another day during the week to make sure …View moreWe're replacing a generator near our tip shop (Second Treasures) on Monday 23 April, which will limit car park spaces available during the day. We know it’s a popular place to visit, especially during the school holidays, but we suggest heading there another day during the week to make sure you find a spot.

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1 day ago

Anzac Day events in Wellington

Ministry for Culture & Heritage

To commemorate Anzac Day there are a number of events in Wellington that are open to the public:

- 6am Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
- 9am Citizen’s Wreath Laying at the Cenotaph, corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street
- 11am National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu …View more
To commemorate Anzac Day there are a number of events in Wellington that are open to the public:

- 6am Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
- 9am Citizen’s Wreath Laying at the Cenotaph, corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street
- 11am National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
- 2.30pm Atatürk Service at Atatürk Memorial Park, Tarakena Bay

The Last Post Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park will conclude the day’s activities at 5pm.

For more information visit mch.govt.nz/anzac-day
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1 day ago

Make, create or innovate these April holidays!

Jess Payne from Wellington City Libraries and Community Spaces

Looking for some more things to do with the kids these school holidays?

Spin a Sphero, make music, code a cart, and rock with a robot! These April school holidays, your children can get to be an engineer, architect, or scientist at your local library. There are eight different robot and coding …View more
Looking for some more things to do with the kids these school holidays?

Spin a Sphero, make music, code a cart, and rock with a robot! These April school holidays, your children can get to be an engineer, architect, or scientist at your local library. There are eight different robot and coding events happening across Wellington City Libraries: we have some of the latest programmable toys, gadgets and robots, or they can get creative with Lego and coding games. Best of all, they are open to all ability levels.


Here’s where and when the activities are happening:

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: Tuesday 17th April, 10.30am

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Wednesday 18th April, 10.30am

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Thursday 19th April, 10.30am

Karori Library: Friday 20th April, 2.30pm

Johnsonville Library: Monday 23rd April. 2.30pm

Newtown Library: Tuesday 24th April, 10.30am

Khandallah Library: Thursday 26th April, 10.30am

Central Library: Friday 27th April, 10.30am


These free events are for children aged 6+ and run for 1 hour. No need to book – just turn up! Contact your library to find out more information – or follow our Kids Blog or our Facebook page for updates.

wcl.govt.nz/blogs/kids/
facebook.com/wellingtoncitylibraries/
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