Aorangi Forest Park, Aorangi Forest Park

71 days ago

Tūī give Wellingtonians something to celebrate

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tūī are thriving in Wellington and conservationists say Wellingtonians deserve plenty of credit for their success.
Council possum trapping, Zealandia and people planting flax and kowhai are factors that helped their recovery.
Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust spokesperson Craig Shepherd said … View more
Tūī are thriving in Wellington and conservationists say Wellingtonians deserve plenty of credit for their success.
Council possum trapping, Zealandia and people planting flax and kowhai are factors that helped their recovery.
Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust spokesperson Craig Shepherd said tūī and kererū numbers had skyrocketed in recent years.
The Johnsonville based trust is getting so many tūī it is struggling to cope. The trust wants to build two new aviaries for recovering tūī and it has set up a Givealittle page.

73 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Minnie and Lilac

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Diana Ward-Pickering from Lyall Bay is proud of her nine month old Burmese kittens Minnie and Lilac.

If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.

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76 days 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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72 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Sophie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Our Pet of the Day this week is Sophie.

"I have a bit of history here at the SPCA. I originally came in as a shy kitten in 2015. I was adopted and this is what my foster family said about me. "Sophie was shy and hid a lot when she first came home with me. I put some food by her hiding … View more
Our Pet of the Day this week is Sophie.

"I have a bit of history here at the SPCA. I originally came in as a shy kitten in 2015. I was adopted and this is what my foster family said about me. "Sophie was shy and hid a lot when she first came home with me. I put some food by her hiding spot and a little trail towards me and she came out and was affectionate. Until she feels safe she will hide. Sophie still - three months later - hides when other people come to the house, but is brave and affectionate with me. Sophie isn't really interested in toys and prefers to sleep in the sun or hang out with me. She will either snuggle into my leg on the sofa or on my lap. When she wants attention she will pat me with her paw. In the evening I would cradle her like a baby and sing to her and rub her belly, she loved it."

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74 days ago

Poll: Do you wash chicken before cooking?

New Zealand Food Safety

Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any … View more
Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any pink meat in the centre.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety.
Find out more

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Do you wash chicken before cooking?
  • 36% Yes I thought washing cleans it
    36% Complete
  • 64% No Chicken shouldn’t be washed
    64% Complete
125 votes
74 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Andrew Gorrie took this beautiful photo of a korimako (bellbird) on a recent trip to Kāpiti Island.

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77 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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77 days ago

More problems with old Wellington pipes

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A major waste water pipe has burst in central Wellington, closing roads and disrupting morning traffic. The pipe burst at the intersection of Victoria Street and Mercer Street yesterday afternoon. People in the central city are being asked to only flush the toilet if it is "essential".
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A major waste water pipe has burst in central Wellington, closing roads and disrupting morning traffic. The pipe burst at the intersection of Victoria Street and Mercer Street yesterday afternoon. People in the central city are being asked to only flush the toilet if it is "essential".
The central Wellington sewerage pipe that broke, closing central city streets, was more than 100 years old.
Sewage flowed out onto the road after a pipe ruptured at the intersection of Victoria and Mercer streets on Monday afternoon.
Wellington Water confirmed the failed pipe was installed around the year 1910.
Repairing it is expected to take two to three days.

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77 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Jed

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This weeks SPCA pet is Jed.

"WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME
My ideal home would have a big garden for me to explore and potter around while supervised. I would suit a family that has had dogs before as I am a big boy with a bit of strength. I would love to go for walks with my new family and … View more
This weeks SPCA pet is Jed.

"WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME
My ideal home would have a big garden for me to explore and potter around while supervised. I would suit a family that has had dogs before as I am a big boy with a bit of strength. I would love to go for walks with my new family and check out this wonderful country we live in. When I have nothing to do I have shown the ability to escape out of medium to high fencing so I need a plan to be contained during the day that doesn't involve being tied or tethered. Going to work with my new human companion would be great for me. I am not suited to a home with/next to cats and other small animals or livestock. If you are looking for a bigger dog that is pretty laid back then make an appointment to come and meet me."

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77 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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80 days ago

Pet of the Day: Baxter

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Nicky Fairclough from Miramar is very proud of her 20 year-old cockatiel who can talk. This time I have attached the photo. Apologies to Nicky, I hope you all enjoy seeing Baxter.

If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what … View more
Nicky Fairclough from Miramar is very proud of her 20 year-old cockatiel who can talk. This time I have attached the photo. Apologies to Nicky, I hope you all enjoy seeing Baxter.

If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.

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84 days ago

Push to get every Kiwi scanning, every time

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there … View more
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there be a community outbreak.
Everyone – every single one of us – needs to be scanning the NZ Covid Tracer app, or signing in on a sheet of paper, every single time.
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.

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77 days ago

Don’t miss Tutus on Tour!

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to the Events Centre, Carterton in 2021.

See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages. Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national… View more
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to the Events Centre, Carterton in 2021.

See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages. Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company. With one show only on February 29th and tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 children) this is guaranteed to sell fast.
Book now!

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83 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbourly folk, this one should not be to hard.

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79 days ago

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