Wadestown, Wellington

21 days ago

What do you make of Wellington Airport's expansion plans?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Passengers using Wellington Airport can expect to be bussed to their aircraft during a billion-dollar revamp.
The 20-year redevelopment will also involve the airport effectively flipping its international and regional terminals. The northern terminal will be used for regional flights instead of … View more
Passengers using Wellington Airport can expect to be bussed to their aircraft during a billion-dollar revamp.
The 20-year redevelopment will also involve the airport effectively flipping its international and regional terminals. The northern terminal will be used for regional flights instead of the current international flights and the main terminal will be extended to the south and redesigned to cater for international and domestic flights. The airport has also confirmed the $31 million purchase of Miramar golf course, with the land to be used for additional aircraft parking.

19 days ago

Breath of the Birds: the Revival of Taonga Puoro

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

The annual Lilburn Lectures are a collaboration between the Lilburn Trust and the National Library of New Zealand. This year’s Lilburn Lecture will be the seventh in this series of open public talks. Refreshments will be served following the Lecture.

Friday 1 November 2019
Time 6:00pm to … View more
The annual Lilburn Lectures are a collaboration between the Lilburn Trust and the National Library of New Zealand. This year’s Lilburn Lecture will be the seventh in this series of open public talks. Refreshments will be served following the Lecture.

Friday 1 November 2019
Time 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost Free. RSVP as places are limited. Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz
Venue Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.



Esteemed New Zealand composer Dame Gillian Whitehead (Ngāi te Rangi) will speak of the origin of ngā taonga puoro, their revival, and how she has used these traditional Māori musical instruments in her work. The lecture will include a performance by NZSO principal flautist, Bridget Douglas and taonga puoro performer and researcher, Alistair Fraser.
About the speaker:
Dame Gillian Whitehead has written a wide range of music including works for solo, chamber, choral, orchestral and operatic forces, most of them direct commissions from performers and funding organisations. A number of her works have been recorded for commercial release, including a CD of her chamber works by Wai-te-ata Press and a recording of her opera, Outrageous Fortune. In 2000 she became one of the inaugural Artist Laureates of the NZ Arts Foundation. In 2008 she became a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, one of New Zealand’s highest

honours, and she was granted the title ‘Dame’ in 2009. 2018 saw Gillian receive an Arts Icon Award, recognising her enormous contribution to New Zealand’s cultural landscape. Overseen by the Arts Foundation, there are only 20 of these awards in circulation at any time, the recipient holding the award for life. A significant collection of Dame Gillian’s works is held in the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Image: Photographs of Gillian Whitehead. Ref: PADL-000849. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32058367

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20 days ago

WATCH: Japan's Real Life Mario Kart

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, while waiting for the next Rugby World Cup match would you jump on board a real life Mario Kart?

When we heard that it was possible to experience real life Mario Kart in Tokyo with Maricar, we just had to visit. Join us as we dress up as Mario, jump in our go-kart and cruise through… View more
Hi Neighbours, while waiting for the next Rugby World Cup match would you jump on board a real life Mario Kart?

When we heard that it was possible to experience real life Mario Kart in Tokyo with Maricar, we just had to visit. Join us as we dress up as Mario, jump in our go-kart and cruise through Tokyo. We speed past Roppongi, Tokyo Tower and the super famous Shibuya crossing. We didn't get the chance to throw any green shells or banana peels but this is definitely one of the most fun experiences in Tokyo.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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20 days ago

Duncan St Outage - 22 October

The Team from Wellington Water

Thanks for your patience last night after another unscheduled interruption to water supply on Duncan Street and the surrounding area.
The existing watermain is fragile and prone to bursts, the watermain renewal will significantly reduce the risk of bursts in the future.

We’ve got a few more … View more
Thanks for your patience last night after another unscheduled interruption to water supply on Duncan Street and the surrounding area.
The existing watermain is fragile and prone to bursts, the watermain renewal will significantly reduce the risk of bursts in the future.

We’ve got a few more weeks of work to do on this project and will do everything possible to limit disruption.

20 days ago

Poll: The clock's ticking for a recount for Mayor

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

There's not much time left for Justin Lester to make a call on whether to ask for a recount, or not.
The Local Electoral Act 2001 gives a window of only three days following the official results to ask for a recount.
That gives Lester until Friday to get to the District Court.
Even though it … View more
There's not much time left for Justin Lester to make a call on whether to ask for a recount, or not.
The Local Electoral Act 2001 gives a window of only three days following the official results to ask for a recount.
That gives Lester until Friday to get to the District Court.
Even though it will likely cost ratepayers, should there be a recount?

The clock's ticking for a recount for Mayor
  • 27.5% Yes
    27.5% Complete
  • 72.5% No
    72.5% Complete
171 votes
21 days ago

Hey Wellington - want an extra $2500 a year?

Parkable

“Parkable really has been a game-changer for me.” - Jon Kowski

By renting his single parking spot on Parkable, Jon makes an extra $2,500 each year. That means less stress about finances and a better lifestyle.

How much could you earn with Parkable? Find out by clicking through!

If you … View more
“Parkable really has been a game-changer for me.” - Jon Kowski

By renting his single parking spot on Parkable, Jon makes an extra $2,500 each year. That means less stress about finances and a better lifestyle.

How much could you earn with Parkable? Find out by clicking through!

If you list your space by the 1st of November 2019, you'll go in the draw to win a $50 gift voucher.
Find out more

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21 days ago

Plant Pot - Indoor

Mela from Khandallah

Beautiful White, tulip effect indoor Plant Pot from the UK. In great condition. Circumference measures 21cm and Height is 19cm.

Price: $20

21 days ago

⚠OUTAGE⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

UPDATE 8PM

Apologies for the delayed update, we've been checking in with the busy crews to get an ETA. Water is expected to be back on at 9pm.

Thank you for your patience and apologies to all those affected.
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UPDATE 5.50PM

Crews are working hard to resolve the burst and return water back… View more
UPDATE 8PM

Apologies for the delayed update, we've been checking in with the busy crews to get an ETA. Water is expected to be back on at 9pm.

Thank you for your patience and apologies to all those affected.
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UPDATE 5.50PM

Crews are working hard to resolve the burst and return water back to normal supply. The earliest that the water may be on again is 7.30pm. If this is expected to be longer, we will update our social channels again.

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UPDATE 3.50PM

The water tanker will be driving through the streets affected to provide water to residents. Thank you for your patience.

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UPDATE 3.06pm

A water tanker has been arranged to provide water to residents. This is expected to arrive at 4pm.

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The planned outage in Duncan St, Tawa is expected to extend beyond 4pm due to a water main burst in Duncan St.

We currently do not have an estimated time when the water will come back on, however we will update as we get further information.

21 days ago

Last days to enter! Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year… View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close this Thursday 24th October 2019.

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21 days ago

Omāroro reservoir update

The Team from Wellington Water

We’re building the Omāroro reservoir, an important project to address growth and improve the city's water resilience.

This project involves constructing:
- a 35 million litre buried concrete reservoir in Prince of Wales Park in the Town Belt

- connecting it to the existing water supply … View more
We’re building the Omāroro reservoir, an important project to address growth and improve the city's water resilience.

This project involves constructing:
- a 35 million litre buried concrete reservoir in Prince of Wales Park in the Town Belt

- connecting it to the existing water supply with a supporting new pipeline corridor along Wallace Street

- renewing of local water supplies, stormwater pipes and wastewater pipes in the area

We are currently working along Hargreaves St and Wallace St, installing the pipelines and constructing the new corridor along Wallace Street that will connect the reservoir to the network.

This month we went and had a look at how the works are progressing and took some snaps so you can see what we’re up to. These pictures from the work in Hargreaves St show some of the crew working in the chamber installing the new bulk water pipeline.

21 days ago

Free family fun in Wairarapa Labour Weekend Saturday!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Check out the Block Party, on Saturday of Labour Day weekend.
Music, painting, photography, pottery, poetry, kids art, street printing, books, tours, food, films...
25+ free things to do in the CBD of Masterton - take a walk around the block and experience the neighbourhood Masterton Arts Quarter,… View more
Check out the Block Party, on Saturday of Labour Day weekend.
Music, painting, photography, pottery, poetry, kids art, street printing, books, tours, food, films...
25+ free things to do in the CBD of Masterton - take a walk around the block and experience the neighbourhood Masterton Arts Quarter, Library Square, and beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park.
Some of the highlights:
-Free collection tour at Aratoi 11am (book: info@aratoi.co.nz)
-Free kids art activity and live music at ConArt
-Free Kaouau flute making at King Street Artworks
-Free pottery workshop at 1pm at Te Patukituki (Te Pa)
-Free star constellation activity at Aratoi
-Free tree tours of QE Park, meet at 11am or 1pm, Hosking Fountain
-Free music making with Connecting Music in QE Park
-Photo-Swap near King Street Artworks
-Live character Manukura from Pukaha will roam about
-Free entry & free shearing demonstrations at The Wool Shed
-Spinning and weaving and knitbombing
-Free inflatables and games at Trust House Recreation Centre
-Street printmaking - from manhole covers - near the Library
-Live Poetry in Library Square
and more!!

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22 days ago

Is life insurance for me?

Cigna NZ

We know life insurance is important, but we often put it off thinking we’ll get to it later.

Everyone’s circumstances are different. However, there are important life stages where you may want to consider life insurance:
● wedding planning
● having a child
● buying a house
● … View more
We know life insurance is important, but we often put it off thinking we’ll get to it later.

Everyone’s circumstances are different. However, there are important life stages where you may want to consider life insurance:
● wedding planning
● having a child
● buying a house
● writing a will

Until 31 November 2019, if you take out a Cigna LifeOne policy and you’ll receive $150 credit towards your premium payments.
Schedule a call with Cigna for a personalised quote and to talk through your options.

SCHEDULE A CALL

$150.00 policy credit applied after three months of premium payments. Terms and conditions apply. See www.cigna.co.nz/stuff for more information.
Schedule a Call

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22 days ago

Ride on push car

Sujin from Khandallah

Pink Mickey mouse ride on push car.
Separated phone.
Clack, key working well.
Just in a perfect condition.
(Bought only 1 month ago)

We are moving abroad so selling this.
$7

Price: $7

22 days ago

Poll: Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Guy Fawkes is coming up on November 5, with fireworks going on sale next weekend.

Are you looking forward to fireworks displays? Will you be buying your own to let off?

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Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?
  • 10.8% Yes - I'll be buying fireworks
    10.8% Complete
  • 63.7% No - I think fireworks should be banned
    63.7% Complete
  • 25.4% Yes - But I'm not planning on buying fireworks
    25.4% Complete
3089 votes
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