Wadestown, Wellington

15 hours ago

Wellington dogs to get lifetime tags

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Plastic dog tags are set to become a thing of the past in Wellington City, with the introduction of the One Tag for dog registrations.
The One Tag is a metal tag designed to last a dog's lifetime. Dog owners will still need to pay their annual registration fees, but they can keep using the … View more
Plastic dog tags are set to become a thing of the past in Wellington City, with the introduction of the One Tag for dog registrations.
The One Tag is a metal tag designed to last a dog's lifetime. Dog owners will still need to pay their annual registration fees, but they can keep using the same tag as long as they live in their council's jurisdiction.
The One Tag initiative is being introduced to reduce the amount of plastic waste going to landfills.
The One Tag is lightweight yet durable and comes in two sizes – 25mm for small dogs and 35mm for larger dogs. The back of the tag is blank so owners can get it engraved with their dog's name or their contact details if they wish.
Under the Dog Control Act 1996, all dogs are legally required to be registered by the age of three months. Registration is due by July 31 of each year and owners of unregistered dogs may be charged an infringement fee of $300.
Animal Control Officers can access registration records remotely when they are out on patrol to check whether a dog is currently registered.

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4 hours ago

Get Out More and explore this Autumn!

Explore Central North Island

Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give … View more
Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give you the ideas – you just choose when and where, and pack the car. Time to get planning!
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3 days ago

Pet of the Day: Siam the klepto-cat

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Siam the klepto-cat. Not sure where Siam lives but the submission made by Sine Goldfinch was to good to ignore.
"Siam came in my cat door six years ago with this sponge in his mouth and dropped it at my feet as a gift for me. His owner gave him to me because he just … View more
This week we feature Siam the klepto-cat. Not sure where Siam lives but the submission made by Sine Goldfinch was to good to ignore.
"Siam came in my cat door six years ago with this sponge in his mouth and dropped it at my feet as a gift for me. His owner gave him to me because he just refused to go and six years on, he still brings the same sponge to me every night. I'm pretty sure it is the equivalent of roses in his mind."
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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17 hours ago

Maths Educational posters

Leslie and Mike from Wilton

4 A2 maths educational posters. Perfect for home-schooling.
Angle, volumes, area and perimeters, geometric shapes. Includes a compass geometry set (not shown).

Price: $5

17 hours ago

Tips for Decorating on a Budget

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

Friends of mine would probably describe me as “crafty“ and “creative.” But that’s just because they’re too polite to tell you the truth: I’m cheap.

My stinginess has led me down dark alleys in search of scrap wood to build a coffee table for a fraction of the price of the furniture… View more
Friends of mine would probably describe me as “crafty“ and “creative.” But that’s just because they’re too polite to tell you the truth: I’m cheap.

My stinginess has led me down dark alleys in search of scrap wood to build a coffee table for a fraction of the price of the furniture store version I adore. And it means I’ll often wake up to messages from friends with photos of dilapidated, discarded furniture on the street that say, “This made me think of you.”

As a result, my home is filled with inexpensive pieces that have been gathered in unconventional ways or made by yours truly. In fact, the other day while I was tidying up, I realised that every item – with the exception of my mattress – cost less than $500.

I’ve been very deliberate in my selections, and it’s taken me years to build an arsenal of couches, tables, rugs and art that I’m happy with. At times it was difficult not to rush to a department store and settle for a set of just-okay dining chairs to avoid another night of standing around the dinner table eating dinner.

I realise not everybody has as much patience to devote to decorating and furnishing their home. And I’m not proposing you spend your weekends scrounging around in rubbish heaps for unique home accents. (Please, that would mean fewer treasures for me.)

But there are a few tricks and shortcuts I’ve learned along the way that make it easy to save a buck or $200. And not a single one requires a tetanus shot.

Don’t be afraid of prints: If you want to make an otherwise bland room come to life, just add prints. The bright green floral couch in my living room (which I affectionately refer to as “nana chic“) serves as the anchor for the space, and the wallpaper in my dressing room turns a drab wall into a happy garden. Plus, the pattern is so bold that I needed to cover only one wall, thus saving money. Just be sure to go easy on other patterns so as not to overwhelm the eye.

Think big: If you have a large, blank wall to fill, don’t immediately think gallery wall, which is a strategically arranged collection of art pieces that can cost a fortune to frame. Instead opt for a large anchor piece, such as a giant map or a handmade installation. For my living room, I searched “DIY backdrop” for inspiration and found instructions on how to make a huge tassel hanging.


Know what to buy vs DIY: Whenever I see an item described as “industrial” or as made with “reclaimed” materials, my DIY senses tingle. Additionally, the plumbing section at your local hardware store is brimming with potential storage solutions. I built the clothing racks in my dressing room using copper piping and concrete, and I’ve made a simple, versatile blanket ladder using dowel and copper fittings. And if you find an affordable set of drawers but hate the knobs, you’re just a few twists away from a sleek piece if you update the hardware.


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

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2 days ago

Cupboard or small wardrobe

Aman from Khandallah

Hi lovely neighbours

I am after small wardrobe or cupboard or-something like that to keep the baby clothes safe and well organized. If someone have something like that to give away please let me know.
Thanks

4 days ago

(Not A) Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Technically it is not a Feathered Friend but this a lovely pic from Rosa Marie after her recent visit to Zealandia. Weta used to be much more common, when was the last time you saw a weta in your garden?

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6 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should be pretty easy.

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1 day ago

Folding Geometry Shapes

Leslie and Mike from Wilton

In very excellent condition.
Create 3-D forms to bring geometric concepts to life
Teach hands-on lessons in symmetry, perimeter, area, surface area, and volume
Transparent geometric shapes plus their corresponding fold-up net inserts include: cylinder, square pyramid, cube, rectangular prism, cone,… View more
In very excellent condition.
Create 3-D forms to bring geometric concepts to life
Teach hands-on lessons in symmetry, perimeter, area, surface area, and volume
Transparent geometric shapes plus their corresponding fold-up net inserts include: cylinder, square pyramid, cube, rectangular prism, cone, hexagonal prism, triangular pyramid, and triangular prism
16-piece set (8 transparent and 8 folding shapes)

Price: $35

1 day ago

Fraction Pie Puzzles

Leslie and Mike from Wilton

Select a card, place the starting pieces, and then complete the circles with the remaining fraction pie pieces. Will one-third solve the puzzle? What about 2 one-sixths? This kinaesthetic way to reinforce basic fraction concepts teaches students how fractional parts make up a whole and about … View moreSelect a card, place the starting pieces, and then complete the circles with the remaining fraction pie pieces. Will one-third solve the puzzle? What about 2 one-sixths? This kinaesthetic way to reinforce basic fraction concepts teaches students how fractional parts make up a whole and about equivalencies, common denominators, and multiples. Levelled from easy to difficult and self-correcting, the puzzles are perfect as a small group or centre activity. It's an entertaining way for students to challenge the brain and understand fractions! Includes game board, 50 levelled puzzle cards (easy to challenging), 65 foam fraction pieces, and guide. Solutions included for every puzzle. For 1 to 2 players.

Price: $35

1 day ago

Free double mattress

Neil from Thorndon

Free double mattress in very clean condition. Please bring a helper, it's easy access to the street, just five steps. Would suit a spare bedroom, student flat etc. Call me on 027 499 1212 to arrange collection. Neil

Free

1 day ago

Free double mattress

Neil from Thorndon

Free double mattress in very clean condition. Please bring a helper, it's easy access to the street, just five steps. Would suit a spare bedroom, student flat etc. Call me on 027 499 1212 to arrange collection. Neil

Free

1 day ago

Sandpit & paddling pool

Briar from Ngaio

Blue clamshell sandpit & pink lid free (paddling pool) for collection from Ngaio. Comes with sand if you want plus have an unopened bag too. Moving & sadly can't take with us. Thanks

Free

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4 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Miriam

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Miriam.
"I am currently in a foster home with my sisters, and my foster mum says I am timid but become friendly with time and patience... can you give that to me? I would do best in a quiet and stable home, with people around to offer me support. I would not settle with a … View more
This week we feature Miriam.
"I am currently in a foster home with my sisters, and my foster mum says I am timid but become friendly with time and patience... can you give that to me? I would do best in a quiet and stable home, with people around to offer me support. I would not settle with a busy home or one with young children. I am quite a chatter box and have a very playful side. If this sounds like your kind of cat , please get in touch and we will put you in touch with my foster mum."

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3 days ago

Do you find your lawn tired?

Joshua from Johnsonville Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Ready lay lawn is the perfect solution for overnight fresh lush grass. Cost-effective and extremely easy to maintain, ready lay lawn will guarantee you the best results. Stop envying your neighbour’s lawn, with Price Smart you can have your own done instantly. We can also take care of the … View moreReady lay lawn is the perfect solution for overnight fresh lush grass. Cost-effective and extremely easy to maintain, ready lay lawn will guarantee you the best results. Stop envying your neighbour’s lawn, with Price Smart you can have your own done instantly. We can also take care of the irrigation. Give us a call at 027 252 1771 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... to organize a site visit.

3 days ago

Warm welcome to Competenz!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We're very excited to announce Competenz as our new Neighbourly partner. Competenz is an Industry Training Organisation and helps people develop their skills on the job.

We truly believe in the work they do to help people gain apprenticeships, build their skills and work alongside New … View more
We're very excited to announce Competenz as our new Neighbourly partner. Competenz is an Industry Training Organisation and helps people develop their skills on the job.

We truly believe in the work they do to help people gain apprenticeships, build their skills and work alongside New Zealand businesses.

Please join us in welcoming Competenz and stay tuned for job listings and other exciting content!
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