66 days ago

Car battery went kaput last night, mechanic recommendations?

Sarah from Hataitai

Good afternoon, Helpful Neighbours! I am in need of a mechanic recommendation to replace a car battery on our 2006 Mazda Premacy. Our car battery died in dramatic fashion last night while I was driving; I barely had time to pull over before the car completely shut down. I was able to temporarily revive it by begging a friend to come out and jump it for me (thankfully I never travel without cables!). The alternator appears to charge the battery, but I'm pretty sure the battery needs to be replaced. Thanks so much for your help!

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42 minutes ago

Researching your family history?

Social Media Specialist from Wellington City Council

Are you researching your family history? Wellington City Libraries is hosting August Ancestry month - a series of events to get some tips from experienced researchers. On Friday 3 August there is a public talk focusing on Wellington resources, and on Friday 10 August a tour of our special genealogy materials. You can also book a 30-minute appointment to discuss digitising your precious photos and documents, or get help with your family or whakapapa searching. To find out more click here.

1 day ago

Poll: What do you think about the new blue lights on Wellington's buses?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Some Wellington commuters are complaining the neon blue lighting in the city's new fleet of buses is causing passenger headaches. The blue lights introduced to "minimise reflection" on the driver's front windscreen have been criticised for being "too aggressive" and being "unhealthy".

Metlink said the lights were not installed for aesthetics, but instead had an "operational purpose". What do you think of them?

Read more from Stuff here

What do you think about the new blue lights on Wellington's buses?
  • 37.1% I don't mind them
    37.1% Complete
  • 54.9% They're too aggressive
    54.9% Complete
  • 8% I haven't noticed them
    8% Complete
286 votes
3 days ago

Scooters at traffic lights

Rhiann from Hataitai

Hi! I drive a 50cc scooter, like a lot of other people in Wellington. The traffic lights do not register us as a car, therefore the traffic light will not turn for us. I always drive up a little further so that cars can come behind as if they are first in line, so that the traffic lights will turn green for us.
Recently a lot of people won't come up, therefore we have been stuck on red for ages.
Just a post to say come up, without scaring the person if they are not aware of the situation, so that the lights will turn green and everyone can be on their way!
Thanks! Have a great day all.