Wilton, Wellington

19 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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1 day ago

What do you think of Facebook?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Porirua mayor Anita Baker has decided to no longer use Facebook.
She says the level of abuse has given her no other choice.
What is your experience of Facebook?

If you do not want your comments used in a story, please put NFP (Not for Publication).

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20 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Another easy one this week. Where is it and what are your memories?

Photograph comes courtesy of Graham Stewart and the Woolf Collection

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5 hours ago

Wellington Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions (Home & Garden)

It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden … View more
It’s all about ideas, inspiration, and exclusive show specials at the Wellington Home and Garden Show on from the 2 – 4 October at Sky Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with a huge range of Home and Garden Exhibitors, featuring everything from featuring Kitchens, Builders, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Homewares, Art, and more! Be sure to check out the ‘Set the Mood’ Interior Design challenge and the Springfree Family Zone.

Save the date in your diaries and connect with local businesses from the 2 – 4 October 2020 at the Wellington Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
Sky Stadium, Wellington.
Adults $8
Gold Card Friday $4
Under 16 free
Find out more

5 hours ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
Read more

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12 hours ago

Al-Anon Family Groups Public Meeting

The Public Outreach Team from Al-Anon Family Groups - Wellington

Affected by someone else’s drinking? Looking for help and support?

The Public Meeting on Tuesday 6th October from 7pm at Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Ave, Wellington is an opportunity to find out more. All welcome.

The www.al... website includes a list of available meetings in… View more
Affected by someone else’s drinking? Looking for help and support?

The Public Meeting on Tuesday 6th October from 7pm at Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Ave, Wellington is an opportunity to find out more. All welcome.

The www.al... website includes a list of available meetings in Wellington and nationwide. No appointments are necessary.

14 hours ago

YOUR VOICE

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

We would love to hear from our readers. Please share a few lines about your hobbies, a recipe, a pattern, a story, artwork, a poem... We'd like to read about anything that you think other readers would enjoy!

Every two months, we will draw a winner. The winning entry will take home a $50 … View more
We would love to hear from our readers. Please share a few lines about your hobbies, a recipe, a pattern, a story, artwork, a poem... We'd like to read about anything that you think other readers would enjoy!

Every two months, we will draw a winner. The winning entry will take home a $50 Countdown voucher, generously donated by the team at Countdown.

Please email your entries to: 
news@ageconcernwellington.org.nz
Or mail your entries to:
Age Concern Wellington (Re: Your Voice), PO Box 11-108, Wellington, 6142

Terms and Conditions:
By submitting an entry, you grant permission to Age Concern Wellington to publish your entry in their newsletters and on their website. Only winning entries will receive a prize. All entries remain the property of the entrant. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. Prizes will be mailed to the winners.

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15 hours ago

What's On: Waikanae Spring Market 2020

Jane from Waikanae Beach

With over 100 stalls plus entertainment, this is always a great day out, so come and join us between 9.00 and 2.00!!
Waikanae Spring Market 2020
  • Mahara Place
18 hours ago

Help wanted with GP story

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Are you having trouble getting a GP or making an appointment to see your doctor. Please contact Bridie Witton if you are happy to chat for a story please contact bridie.witton@stuff.co.nz or on 0272852368.
Thanks.

1 day ago

Support for knocking down library

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tear down the library and start again. That was the message to councillors on Tuesday during the first day of public submissions on the future of Wellington’s Central Library.

In June, prior to public consultation, councillors voted 14-1 indicating their preference was to strengthen and upgrade … View more
Tear down the library and start again. That was the message to councillors on Tuesday during the first day of public submissions on the future of Wellington’s Central Library.

In June, prior to public consultation, councillors voted 14-1 indicating their preference was to strengthen and upgrade the earthquake-prone building, rather than demolish and rebuild. The $200 million repair option was more expensive than a rebuild, but was preferred because it promised to be open again sooner and would retain heritage elements.
However, there was a strong backlash among some of the public who submitted, many raising concerns over the expense and uncertainty of repair work.

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20 hours ago

Native birds flocking back to Wellington

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Rewind five years seeing a rare kārearea (NZ falcon) gorging on a pigeon in central Wellington would have been out of the question.

In recent weeks the Wellington City Council has twice filmed a kārearea chomping on a pigeon. A council report notes that kārearea are not the only native bird … View more
Rewind five years seeing a rare kārearea (NZ falcon) gorging on a pigeon in central Wellington would have been out of the question.

In recent weeks the Wellington City Council has twice filmed a kārearea chomping on a pigeon. A council report notes that kārearea are not the only native bird making a comeback. Tūī, kākā, Kererū, korimako and kākāriki are all doing well.

What birds are you seeing in your garden?

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20 hours ago

National Grandparents Day Sunday 4th October 2020

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

What have you got planned for National Grandparents Day this year?

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1 day ago

Gazley Road Show is coming to Masterton

The Team from Gazley

The Gazley team are bringing the latest in Volkswagen, ŠKODA, Jeep and Mercedes-Benz products to the Wairarapa. Join us at the Copthorne Solway Park from Thursday 1st of October to see the latest these famous marques have to offer with our pop-up showroom. The roadshow will be gone on Sunday the … View moreThe Gazley team are bringing the latest in Volkswagen, ŠKODA, Jeep and Mercedes-Benz products to the Wairarapa. Join us at the Copthorne Solway Park from Thursday 1st of October to see the latest these famous marques have to offer with our pop-up showroom. The roadshow will be gone on Sunday the 4th, so get in quick to see the latest from these carmakers.

Joining us on the Roadshow will be Touareg V8, Amarok Sportline & T-Roc from Volkswagen. The Kamiq, Scala & Kodiaq RS from ŠKODA. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 & the Gladiator from Jeep and the Ram 1500.
Book your test drive

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1 day ago

Luxury Care Suites at Elderslea

Oceania Healthcare

When you need some extra care, you’ll feel right at home in our luxury Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home.

Our well-appointed rooms are perfect … View more
When you need some extra care, you’ll feel right at home in our luxury Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home.

Our well-appointed rooms are perfect for entertaining family or friends, with a cosy living area, stylish kitchenette, and modern ensuite. Plus, you can bring your own treasured possessions to make it truly yours.

Elderslea Care is located at 29 Redwood Street, Upper Hutt.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

1 day ago

Volunteer Christmas

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

As many of you know, Age Concern is a charity organisation that helps seniors in the Hutt Valley, Porirua and Wellington. We rely on donations to be able to achieve the work we do to ensure seniors are not left lonely, that they have groceries delivered, and are well taken care of and informed. Our… View moreAs many of you know, Age Concern is a charity organisation that helps seniors in the Hutt Valley, Porirua and Wellington. We rely on donations to be able to achieve the work we do to ensure seniors are not left lonely, that they have groceries delivered, and are well taken care of and informed. Our volunteers always work hard and make many sacrifices to reach out to older people across the Wellington Region.

We are extra proud of our volunteer team in 2020 as they stepped up during Covid-19 and ensured hundreds of seniors had someone to talk to, during and after, lockdown. They made thousands of phone calls and even delivered groceries to seniors who couldn’t get down to the supermarket. They are fantastic, and we wouldn’t be able to achieve all we do without them.

That’s why we want to say a big thank to them all this Christmas. We would love to show them how much they mean to us and to older people across the Region. Can you help us do this?

Whittaker's and Annah Stretton have generously donated goods for our volunteers. But we are in need of more help. If you can help us or know of someone or a business that can, please email me at volunteer@acwellington.org.nz

Thank you very much.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are we doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr

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