31 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday but this is to introduce you to a new photographer, Andrew Gorrie. He lives in Kelson and takes most of his photographs from his deck. Andrew is an ex Stuff photographer.
His favourite subject is the magnificent tui

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More messages from your neighbours
6 hours ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you have confidence in Mayor Andy Foster?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

There are increasing calls for an independent review of the way Mayor Andy Foster is performing.
On Wednesday he announced an independent review into the governance of elected members.
There have also been calls for the the Auditor-General to investigate Foster’s eleventh-hour proposal to sell part of the Wellington library building.
Do you think he is doing a good job?
If you do not want your comments used by Stuff please put NFP.

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Do you have confidence in Mayor Andy Foster?
  • 21.4% Yes
    21.4% Complete
  • 63% No
    63% Complete
  • 15.5% Not sure
    15.5% Complete
341 votes
13 hours ago

Nine minutes of fireworks cost cash-strapped council $175,000

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you support the council paying for fireworks?
Wellington City Council spent more than $175,000 on a fireworks display that exploded over a city facing a funding crisis, a rates hike, and a range of controversial cuts.
The council is considering a rates rise of up to 17 per cent and is scrambling to save money as it deals with a wave of big costs such as ageing pipes, a Central Library refit, and the Let’s Get Wellington Moving transport package.
The council last week ditched an idea, proposed by Mayor Andy Foster, to save $120,000 in the coming year by getting rid of a programme of free pool entry for under-fives. But others remaining in the queue for possible cuts include a new Chinese gardens, cutting of some library funding for books, and some capital replacements.

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