Te Aro, Wellington

1 hour ago

Blue skies for Labour weekend!

Destination Wairarapa

We have lovely blue skies and sun here in the Wairarapa today - perfect for outdoor adventuring. Check out our top tips for the weekend here..

wairarapanz.com/labour-weekend

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2 hours ago

Long weekend fun in Wairarapa

Destination Wairarapa

The long weekend is so close now and there's still plenty on here to make the most of it! From The Block Party in Masterton, Pukaha National Wildlife Centre Open Day, Cobblestones Fete in Greytown and more. Take a look at what's on here..

wairarapanz.com/labour-weekend

3 hours ago

Wellington Regional Poetry Slam FINAL

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Saturday, 27 October, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $15 waged, $10 unwaged
Location: National Library, Tiakiwai Conference Centre (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Contact Details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz, … View more
Date: Saturday, 27 October, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $15 waged, $10 unwaged
Location: National Library, Tiakiwai Conference Centre (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Contact Details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz, ben@motifpoetry.co.nz

Here it is, the grand finale. Experience the energy of some of the capitals best poets as they battle it out to be the new Wellington poetry slam champion!
Wellington’s 2018 Poetry Slam Champion

It’s all been building up to this! Across the year, Poetry in Motion has been running poetry slams, now the winners will come together and battle it out to be Wellington’s 2018 Poetry Slam Champion.

Poetry Slam is taking the world by storm
Poetry Slam is the competitive format taking the world by storm. A high energy, enthralling event where performance poets are judged by random members of the audience in an arbitrary but totally engaging way.

Since 2011, many of Greater Wellington’s finest performance poets have competed and this year’s events have been no different. Sold out events, packed open mics and searing hot slams scream out that poetry is alive and kicking in the capital.

Cash prizes for the first three places
There are cash prizes for the first three places, PLUS the winner will travel to Christchurch in November to compete for the title of New Zealand Slam Champ.

Festival of Slam Wellington
For the first time this event is part of the ‘Festival of Slam Wellington’, a day of free workshops, panel discussions and performance leading up to this event.

natlib.govt.nz/events/wellington-regional-poetry-slam-final-october-27-2018
motifpoetry.co.nz

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3 hours ago

Resene labour weekend project

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Need a headboard to finish off your master bedroom but can’t find one to suit? Why not create your own one inspired by the sun or moon using your favourite colour. Make the most of your weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to … View moreNeed a headboard to finish off your master bedroom but can’t find one to suit? Why not create your own one inspired by the sun or moon using your favourite colour. Make the most of your weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

12 hours ago

Your all day, every day route across town

Metlink

Route 18e is now making its way from Karori to the University all the way to Miramar and back again, all day, every day.

Driven by your feedback, we’re fine-tuning the new network to make it more useful to more of you more often. For your real time connection with the new routes, download the… View more
Route 18e is now making its way from Karori to the University all the way to Miramar and back again, all day, every day.

Driven by your feedback, we’re fine-tuning the new network to make it more useful to more of you more often. For your real time connection with the new routes, download the Metlink Commuter app.
www.metlink.org.nz/customer-services/heres-what-were-doing/

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1 day ago

Poll: At what age was your child fully toilet trained?

Jacques Steenkamp Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Schools and health boards are noticing some children starting school are struggling to fit in because they aren't toilet trained yet. Has this been a problem for your family or anyone you know? Why do you think this is an issue?

(Please add NFP to your post if you don't wish for it to … View more
Schools and health boards are noticing some children starting school are struggling to fit in because they aren't toilet trained yet. Has this been a problem for your family or anyone you know? Why do you think this is an issue?

(Please add NFP to your post if you don't wish for it to be used in print)

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At what age was your child fully toilet trained?
  • 65.5% Before they were 3?
    65.5% Complete
  • 30.9% Between 3 and 5?
    30.9% Complete
  • 1.7% It still hadn't happened when they started school.
    1.7% Complete
  • 1.9% Other - please comment below
    1.9% Complete
832 votes
21 hours ago

Plan ahead for Labour weekend

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

All services will be running on public holiday timetables on Monday 22 October.

?: All buses will be running on Sunday timetables
?️: Wellington Harbour ferry will be running on a weekend timetable
?: Buses will be replacing most train services

To learn more, view the full updates on our … View more
All services will be running on public holiday timetables on Monday 22 October.

?: All buses will be running on Sunday timetables
?️: Wellington Harbour ferry will be running on a weekend timetable
?: Buses will be replacing most train services

To learn more, view the full updates on our website.

metlink.org.nz/service-updates

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1 day ago

Planning on hitting the water this weekend? ⛵💦

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Kia ora water-lovers!

Here are some tips to make sure you and your loved ones are well prepared and stay safe:

1. Check the marine weather forecast before you go out, it could save your life! 58% of boaties already check it. We want the other 42% to make it a habit. MetService New Zealand's … View more
Kia ora water-lovers!

Here are some tips to make sure you and your loved ones are well prepared and stay safe:

1. Check the marine weather forecast before you go out, it could save your life! 58% of boaties already check it. We want the other 42% to make it a habit. MetService New Zealand's Marine App makes it easy.

2. Tests your life jackets. Pull hard on the straps and see if any of them stretch or rip. Check all over for any existing tears in the straps and any cuts or punctures in the life jacket. If yes, do not use the life jacket, dispose of it, and replace it. Always check if it floats before putting them on. Keep in mind kapok life jackets should not be used as they can absorb water and sink, their cotton straps also easily rip! Burn them or bin them, but whatever you do - don't use or resell them.

3. For this year's Safer Boating Week, boaties are being reminded to “Prep, Check, Know” - prepare your boat, check your gear and know the rules before going on the water.

Let's put in the time and effort to make sure there are NO water related accidents or deaths this Labour Day long-weekend! Don't forget to look out for each other and report any concerns you have to local authorities.

#SaferBoatingWeek
#NSNZemergencypreparedness

facebook.com/saferboating

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1 day ago

Volunteer Wellington and 2018 Shake Out.

Aileen Davidson from Volunteer Wellington

A busy meeting of Volunteer Wellington volunteers stopped at 9.30am today to take part in the 2018 Shake Out! The cheese scones had not moved and were waiting for the meeting to resume.

1 day ago

Wellington Festival of Slam – panel discussion ‘The future of poetry slam’

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Saturday, 27 October, 2018
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: Free. Book to reserve your seat.
Location: National Library, Tiakiwai Conference Centre (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Contact Details: Email sara@motifpoetry.co.nz… View more
Date: Saturday, 27 October, 2018
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: Free. Book to reserve your seat.
Location: National Library, Tiakiwai Conference Centre (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Contact Details: Email sara@motifpoetry.co.nz to reserve your seat.

Join a local and international panel of experts for an informal conversation around slam poetry, from the benefits of school slams to the perils of score creep. Including audience questions and answers.

Frank and fascinating conversation exploring poetry slam

Join our panel of experts, including an international Slammer and slam host, a New Zealand Slam Champ and a local teacher/advocate for poetry in education, for a frank and fascinating conversation exploring poetry slam and its future in New Zealand.

Hosted by Motif Poetry, with lots of time for audience questions, our panel discussion will cover everything slam related, from the pitfalls of competitive art to the power of a spoken word platform for young people and adults alike.

Whatever your views on poetry slam, come along to help us delve into the devisive performance poetry format that is taking the world by storm.

The Wellington Festival of Slam is produced by Motif Poetry and funded by Wellington City Council and Creative New Zealand and we are proud to bring this free event to the National Library. Places are limited, please email sara@motifpoetry.co.nz to reserve your seat.

Email sara@motifpoetry.co.nz

About MotifPoetry

Motif Poetry is a new spoken word production company set up by internationally renowned poets and performers Ben Fagan and Sara Hirsch. Between Sara and Ben Motif boasts TEDx speakers, national slam champions, Masters level educators and published poets. Motif is committed to growing communities of writers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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1 day ago

Service disruption for Friday 19 October

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Metlink has been advised of a Tramways Union stop-work meeting on Friday 19 October. This means some bus services will be reduced or cancelled in Wellington City and Hutt Valley between 9am and 3pm.

All off-peak bus services on routes 2, 3, 12, 14, 18, 18e, 20, 21, 22, 81 and 83 will be … View more
Metlink has been advised of a Tramways Union stop-work meeting on Friday 19 October. This means some bus services will be reduced or cancelled in Wellington City and Hutt Valley between 9am and 3pm.

All off-peak bus services on routes 2, 3, 12, 14, 18, 18e, 20, 21, 22, 81 and 83 will be cancelled. Other off-peak services may also be affected.

Here’s what you need to know:
School services shouldn’t be affected
Normal services will operate until 9am
All off-peak bus services on routes 2, 3, 12, 14, 18, 18e, 20, 21, 22, 81 and 83 will be cancelled
Other services may also be affected
Normal services are expected to resume for the afternoon peak
Those who use the affected routes are advised to consider alternative transport options. Metlink would also like to alert you to the intended industrial action called for by the Tramways Union from Tuesday 23 October.

For more information on delayed and cancelled services please call our Metlink team on 0800 801 700.

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1 day ago

Don't forget to enter Colour Your Community!

Resene

For a second year, Neighbourly and Resene are challenging you to Colour your Community! Make a positive difference in your neighbourhood by transforming an area that needs a little love. There's six prizes of up to $1000 worth of Resene paints, wood stains and accessories up for grabs!

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For a second year, Neighbourly and Resene are challenging you to Colour your Community! Make a positive difference in your neighbourhood by transforming an area that needs a little love. There's six prizes of up to $1000 worth of Resene paints, wood stains and accessories up for grabs!

Whether it's a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or a local playground paint job, apply now on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project.
Enter now

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1 day ago

Cancelled bus service on Friday 19 October

Metlink

The bus driver stop-work meeting on Friday 19 October between 9am and 3pm means some of our services will unfortunately be cancelled in Wellington city and Hutt Valley. Learn more

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1 day ago

Women of the National Film Unit

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

World Audiovisual Heritage Day
A presentation on the pioneering women film-makers of … View more
Date: Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

World Audiovisual Heritage Day
A presentation on the pioneering women film-makers of our National film Unit will acknowledge the World Audiovisual Heritage Day which was initiated by UNESCO to raise of awareness of the significance and preservation of recorded sound and audiovisual documents.

Pioneering women film-makers
The National Film Unit holds an important place in our audiovisual history. NFU productions were a major source of news and information for New Zealanders from the 1940s to 1980s, and its output and influence helped shape New Zealand’s emerging film and television industries.

As part of Suffrage 125 celebrations, and to mark World Audiovisual Heritage Day, Archivist Katherine C’Ailceta will profile some of the pioneering women film-makers of the NFU and present some of their works.

About the speaker
Katherine C’Ailceta is an Archivist in the Research Services team at Archives New Zealand, where she specialises in film research. She has a background in New Zealand media history and archiving, and has worked in audiovisual archives for over a decade.

Image: NFU Director Kathleen O’Brien works with Marquis the Chimpanzee on the set of ‘Monkey Tale’, 1951 Archives reference: AAPG 24449 W3939 28/ [4]

natlib.govt.nz/events/women-of-the-national-film-unit-october-24-2018
mch.govt.nz/suffrage-125
natlib.govt.nz/he-tohu/about/womens-suffrage-petition

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1 day ago

Berlei maternity bras for sale

Tony from Hataitai

4 maternity bras for sale.
Brand - Berlei
Size 12 DD
Unused with tags still on

Price: $20

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