Te Aro, Wellington

17 hours ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Remi

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

An update on a SPCA dog that was successfully adopted.

"Remi has been a ball of crazy adorable energy since the start. Meaning she fits right in with our big family and is always happy to meet new people. She continually find ways to get up to mischief but she's so cute it's … View more
An update on a SPCA dog that was successfully adopted.

"Remi has been a ball of crazy adorable energy since the start. Meaning she fits right in with our big family and is always happy to meet new people. She continually find ways to get up to mischief but she's so cute it's impossible to get mad at her. She has adjusted really well to living with three cats and six chickens (although the cats were very unimpressed at first).Our entire family has fallen in love with her and can't wait to see what crazy adventures she gets up to next."

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10 hours ago

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Naichao from Oriental Pantry

Dear Neighbours,

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is coming!

The 8th full moon of each Chinese lunar year is meaningful for Chinese people. It's a reunion time and a symbol of consummation. During the festival, eating mooncake is one of ceremonies.

This year, 21th of September is the festival … View more
Dear Neighbours,

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is coming!

The 8th full moon of each Chinese lunar year is meaningful for Chinese people. It's a reunion time and a symbol of consummation. During the festival, eating mooncake is one of ceremonies.

This year, 21th of September is the festival day.
At the special time, we'd like to bless for all the people suffering to have a better future.

Mooncakes are on sale!
All are welcome, if you would like to visit one of our stores and give it a try:
123 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington
3 Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

All the best to you all!

2 days ago

Pet of the Day: MR OB

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Voirry Velova'a is the proud mum of MR OB.
"This is my big boy MR OB he’s a tuxedo cat and I thought he would be cool for Pet of the Day on Neighbourly."

"Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please … View more
Voirry Velova'a is the proud mum of MR OB.
"This is my big boy MR OB he’s a tuxedo cat and I thought he would be cool for Pet of the Day on Neighbourly."

"Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in."

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22 hours ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
Learn more

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1 day ago

What's On: Healing, Wellbeing & Spirituality

Peri from Otaki District

Ōtaki Healing & Wellbeing Expo with a sprinkle of Spirituality. Ōtaki Memorial Hall. Variety of awesome stalls. Free entry event, Saturday
Healing, Wellbeing & Spirituality
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1 day ago

You want to enjoy your deck all summer long?

Joshua from Johnsonville Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Either it is repanelling or building your deck from scratch, Price Smart can take care of it. From design to completion. Be relieved and insured your deck will be ready for the sunny days.
We also provide maintenance services such as water blasting and staining.

Don’t hesitate and give us a … View more
Either it is repanelling or building your deck from scratch, Price Smart can take care of it. From design to completion. Be relieved and insured your deck will be ready for the sunny days.
We also provide maintenance services such as water blasting and staining.

Don’t hesitate and give us a call at 027 252 1771
or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...
to organize a site visit.

1 day ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Johnsonville Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!

Give us a … View more
Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!

Give us a call at 027 252 1771
or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...
to organize a site visit.

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1 day ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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2 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Poe

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Poe.

“Hi there, my name is Poe and I am a great pup looking for my forever home. I have not had the best start to life so would love a home that understands my quirks and is keen to help me through them. A home that has the patience and time to help me be the best companion … View more
This week we feature Poe.

“Hi there, my name is Poe and I am a great pup looking for my forever home. I have not had the best start to life so would love a home that understands my quirks and is keen to help me through them. A home that has the patience and time to help me be the best companion I know I can be. I am super social so I could go a home with another playful dog that loves having a good tumble. I am not suited to a home with young children so would love a home with teenagers who are keen to teach me new things and take me on adventures. Puppy school is something I am looking forward to doing with my new family, especially learning things and making new friends. I do come with a medical waiver that my new home would need to be aware of. If you think you are the home for me please contact the canine team for more information.”

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2 days ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Fridays for an exercise class designed to help prevent a fall. Also a great way to meet new people. Call 044996648 for more information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
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3 days ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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3 days ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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3 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

No need to say much about this stunning picture of a korimako taken by Andrew Gorrie.

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3 days ago

Wellington Home and Garden Show has New Dates

Jade Promotions

New Dates – Same Fantastic Show! It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the iconic Wellington Home and Garden Show now on from the 8-10 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show, … View more
New Dates – Same Fantastic Show! It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the iconic Wellington Home and Garden Show now on from the 8-10 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show, featuring everything from featuring Kitchens, Bathrooms, Builders, Plants, Home Maintenance, Homewares, Art and more! Home improvements are made easy at the Show with expert advice, prizes to be won and exclusive show specials all in one easy location. Take a break from the shopping and enjoy a bite to eat and enjoy a coffee! Get creative with Resene Paint-a-Pot from 11-2 on Saturday and Sunday.

Save the date in your diaries and connect with local businesses from the 8 – 10 of October at the Wellington Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Sky Stadium, Wellington
Adults $8
Gold Card Friday $4
Under 16 free
Book now

5 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

One just for Wellingtonians. Who remembers what this is about?

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3 days ago

Things to Consider When Exploring Blind & Curtain Ideas

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

Hoping to buy blinds or curtains but feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choices? You might walk into a store with great curtain ideas but it’s easy to lose focus when you see all the options on the shelves.
Did you know that blinds and curtains can be energy efficient? Did you know there are… View more
Hoping to buy blinds or curtains but feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choices? You might walk into a store with great curtain ideas but it’s easy to lose focus when you see all the options on the shelves.
Did you know that blinds and curtains can be energy efficient? Did you know there are more types of blinds that the typical shutters? There’s so much to consider!

To help you narrow down your options, here are some tips to pick the right blinds and curtains that work best for you:

1. Colour
Your choice of colour will be among the main priorities when choosing the ideal blinds or window curtains. Getting the wrong colour can ruin the aesthetic value of the whole room.
The wrong colours on the wrong windows can also lead to quick degradation. If you use strong colours like blood red on windows where the sun shines often, the colours could fade quickly. Go around this by choosing blinds or curtains with nude or neutral light colours, ensuring they’ll still look good even after fading a bit.

2. Measurements
Your second step is to make sure you get the right measurements. The general rule of thumb is that your blinds or curtain panels should be longer and wider than your windows. Drapes should go down to the floor.

If you want to make your windows and walls look bigger than they are, include a few inches above the window. Hanging your curtains 4-5 inches above the window frame creates an illusion of length.


3. Material
Blinds come in all shapes and sizes. Generic blinds like shutters or slats use aluminium or wood. Sheers use glass and these are great if you want to filter out light and striking glares in the room.

Curtains, on the other hand, come in too many options. Most use cotton, wool, silk, and linen. Thicker curtain fabric is great if you want to control temperature and prevent bright light from seeping into the room. Lighter fabric is better when you want to keep the airflow circulating.

Material choice will also affect your budget. It goes without saying that the stronger and more functional materials will cost more.

4. Style
Getting the right fabric, right measurements, and the right colour won’t do you much good if the style of the blinds or curtains doesn’t click with your personal preferences.

There are a lot of stylistic blinds and curtain ideas to choose from. Do you want to stick with plain colours and a sleek design for a modern look? Will you go for deep colours, embroidery, and frills for a Victorian or Edwardian aesthetic?

Blinds can be boring, white with no style at all, or as unique as vertical sheers using rotating glass materials.

5. Ease of Use
Generic blinds are easy to use; you have one line to pull to open or shut the blinds and another line to rotate the individual panels. Cheap curtains require you to pull them open by hand and then tie them manually but you may find a few affordable choices with their own rope.

In short, make sure you check if the curtains and blinds are easy to use. You don’t want to spend more time than you have to only to open your window and look outside.

6. Safety for Kids and Pets
Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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