Wadestown, Wellington

7 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

1 day ago

Is $750 affordable?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Is $750 to rent a three bedroom home in Wellington affordable?
The Wellington City Council opened expressions of interest last Monday for 52 apartments on Willis St. Eight days on, 230 people have put their name forward.
Te Kāinga Aroha apartments are a joint project between the council and The … View more
Is $750 to rent a three bedroom home in Wellington affordable?
The Wellington City Council opened expressions of interest last Monday for 52 apartments on Willis St. Eight days on, 230 people have put their name forward.
Te Kāinga Aroha apartments are a joint project between the council and The Wellington Company and saw office space in the former Freemasons building converted into apartments. Rents start at $410 for a one-bedroom apartment, $580 for two bedrooms, and $750 for three bedrooms.

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1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, what do you think is going on here? Hint, it used to be an annual event.

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3 hours ago

Hand weights:3,2,1kg x2 set

Julie from Karori

A set of hand weights in excellent condition with stand.

Price: $30

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8 hours ago
5 hours ago

When A Lining Is Not A Lining, But So Much More…..

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

Look, we have to be honest, curtain linings are not the sort of thing that will blow your hair back with sheer delight. It’s sort of hard to get excited about a functional item like this – a bit like getting excited about a new water heater, carpet underlay, or new gutters…! It’s usually … View moreLook, we have to be honest, curtain linings are not the sort of thing that will blow your hair back with sheer delight. It’s sort of hard to get excited about a functional item like this – a bit like getting excited about a new water heater, carpet underlay, or new gutters…! It’s usually the face fabric, the star of the show at the window that brings the pizazz, colour or texture to a space, with lining tucked in behind, performing the admirable duties of light blocking and fabric protecting.


However, these are virtues to be celebrated as they help us make bolder decisions about the drapery fabrics for our spaces. They are also not what linings once were, and many now have the capacity to stand alone as a super practical drapery in their own right, heralding a new era for a previously much maligned fabric category. Prepare to have your hair blown back boys and girls…


Where to Begin: Well, it’s important to establish the purpose of the lining – is this a room you plan on sleeping in till midday? Lucky you! You will need a blackout (sometimes called a blockout), which will completely block light filtration, allowing you to sleep easy in blissful darkness.

These are used in five-star hotels, and in the homes of shift workers or young children who need to be able to sleep at any time of the day without pesky circadian rhythms waking you up from the light. Once upon a time, blackout linings were desperately practical, coming in white or off white (if you were lucky) and with a three-pass coating on the back (three layers of acrylic based flock).



Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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5 hours ago

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge

SSO Jono Ashman from Wellington Operational Support

Please consider supporting our team who are taking on the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge to raise funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

5 hours ago

Plea to be responsible at the races

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hutt Valley Police are urging attendees at this weekend’s Wellington Cup Day to plan ahead and stay safe.
They want everyone at the event to have a great time, and get home safely.
There will be a uniformed Police presence at this event to enhance your enjoyment of the day and promote safety.
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Hutt Valley Police are urging attendees at this weekend’s Wellington Cup Day to plan ahead and stay safe.
They want everyone at the event to have a great time, and get home safely.
There will be a uniformed Police presence at this event to enhance your enjoyment of the day and promote safety.
Cup-goers are urged to think ahead, avoid risky situations and keep themselves and their friends safe.
Attendees are also urged not to drink and drive, as Police will be breath testing drivers leaving from the Cup Day.
Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your driving, so if you drink at all, please don’t drive.

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2 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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9 hours ago

FREE Display Cabinet! Must be collected today!

Heidi from Northland

FREE Display Cabinet! Must be collected today! Have been trying to sell it but haven't managed to in time. I have moved to Hawkes Bay.

If someone could do me the favour of dropping off the additional items seen in this photo to a friend of mine for storage as thanks for it being free that … View more
FREE Display Cabinet! Must be collected today! Have been trying to sell it but haven't managed to in time. I have moved to Hawkes Bay.

If someone could do me the favour of dropping off the additional items seen in this photo to a friend of mine for storage as thanks for it being free that would be much appreciated!

Hope someone can help me out. Even if it is just to collect the cabinet only!

Free

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9 hours ago

Mini oven/ stovetop

Alyse from Khandallah

Mini oven / stove top still goes well. Could be great for a batch or small flat. Only issue is that one of the elements had some plastic melted on there from me leaving a drying rack on there with the element going 🤦‍♀️ May need a clean inside. As is where is.

Free

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10 hours ago

FREE Display Cabinet! Must be collected today!

Heidi from Northland

FREE Display Cabinet! Must be collected today! Have been trying to sell it but haven't managed to in time. I have moved to Hawkes Bay.

If someone could do me the favour of dropping off the additional items seen in this photo to a friend of mine for storage as thanks for it being free that … View more
FREE Display Cabinet! Must be collected today! Have been trying to sell it but haven't managed to in time. I have moved to Hawkes Bay.

If someone could do me the favour of dropping off the additional items seen in this photo to a friend of mine for storage as thanks for it being free that would be much appreciated!

Hope someone can help me out. Even if it is just to collect the cabinet only!

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2 days ago

Are your allergies or asthma causing cautious days off work, or dirty looks on the bus?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

A new study of 1000 people has found 40 per cent of participants would automatically assume someone coughing or sneezing near them might have Covid-19.

Amid new fears of a community case in Northland, hayfever season could cause more anxiety than ever.

Those with symptoms might be encouraged to… View more
A new study of 1000 people has found 40 per cent of participants would automatically assume someone coughing or sneezing near them might have Covid-19.

Amid new fears of a community case in Northland, hayfever season could cause more anxiety than ever.

Those with symptoms might be encouraged to be better safe than sorry and stay home, despite knowing it's likely caused by their allergies.

Have you experienced unnecessary days off work, or sideways looks on the bus, because of your asthma or allergies?

Comment below or email kate.green@stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

7 seat Honda Odyssey, 2006, 132Km, $6000

Patricia from Wilton

Wilton based.
We are back from holidays - sorry for that - in mean time have done new WOF and is now due January 2022
Stylish spacious 7-seats family car - perfectly comfortable for travelling in the holidays, drive the sports team, or transport stuff with all back seats flat alike a station … View more
Wilton based.
We are back from holidays - sorry for that - in mean time have done new WOF and is now due January 2022
Stylish spacious 7-seats family car - perfectly comfortable for travelling in the holidays, drive the sports team, or transport stuff with all back seats flat alike a station wagon.

There are many Honda Odysseys around simply because they are great economical cars!

Includes 2 key-less keys , airbags, tinted windows, reverse beep & corner sensor, electric windows etc etc. Serviced annually, and tires under 3 years old - drives Average 9km/ltr in town / 14km/ltr long distance if car not completely full.

2 sets of dashboard buttons; English and Japanese. Center screen disconnected - we never cared.

Incredible really that not all station wagons have 7 seats - as fold down is with simply press of button! (pic on complete flat back is avail - but are only allowed 10 pics, and pic with only back seat folded is most common mode)

Check her out - as she priced to sell when compared to similar year/odo kms.
Call 022 0691743 to test drive :).

Price: $6,000

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1 day ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH VALENTINES DAY MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with local stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Browse the stalls. pick up a bargain or a gift. Invite a friend or 2. Support local!
WAIKANAE BEACH VALENTINES DAY MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
1 day ago

Wellington's earthquake prone pop-up library deemed safe

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

One of Wellington's new pop-up libraries is safe but “earthquake-prone”, after the council said it was fine, moved in with a Mayoral speech, then slapped stickers on the front doors two days later.
A sign at Te Awe library, on Brandon St, shows the building is at 16 per cent of new … View more
One of Wellington's new pop-up libraries is safe but “earthquake-prone”, after the council said it was fine, moved in with a Mayoral speech, then slapped stickers on the front doors two days later.
A sign at Te Awe library, on Brandon St, shows the building is at 16 per cent of new building standard, not because it is quake-prone but because it is yet to get the final council tick-off for strengthening work. The Code of Compliance Certificate (CCC) has been described by the council as being in the final stages since at-least July.
There are roughly 560 buildings, including 283 seen as high priority, around the city, which must be strengthened or demolished to meet new earthquake regulations brought in after the destruction caused by the Kaikōura earthquake.

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