Aorangi Forest Park, Aorangi Forest Park

81 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

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We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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78 days ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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79 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

79 days ago

Enrol at Whitby Collegiate in 2022

Whitby Collegiate Limited

Whitby Collegiate is the first progressive, independent, co-educational school in the Wellington region for Years 7 to 13. 

• Excellent teacher to student ratios.
• Strong academic results.
• A supportive learning environment.
• Buses running to and from the Kāpiti Coast, … View more
Whitby Collegiate is the first progressive, independent, co-educational school in the Wellington region for Years 7 to 13. 

• Excellent teacher to student ratios.
• Strong academic results.
• A supportive learning environment.
• Buses running to and from the Kāpiti Coast, Porirua, Johnsonville and the Hutt Valley.

Enrolments are now open for 2022. Limited spaces still available this year.

To apply to enrol, or for more information on booking a school tour and our open days go to whitbycollegiate.school.nz
Find out more

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82 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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80 days ago

Wind gusts spin car on Remutaka Hill Rd

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A woman whose car was spun around by the wind twice on the Remutaka Hill Rd said the State Highway 2 route was too dangerous and should have been closed on Tuesday.
Gusts of up to 135 kmh blasted the summit of the road connecting Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa making for a hairy crossing for many … View more
A woman whose car was spun around by the wind twice on the Remutaka Hill Rd said the State Highway 2 route was too dangerous and should have been closed on Tuesday.
Gusts of up to 135 kmh blasted the summit of the road connecting Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa making for a hairy crossing for many motorists on Tuesday.
Waka Kotahi issued a warning on Tuesday afternoon via Twitter saying it might close the road at short notice due to high winds, but it remained open.
Regional transport systems manager Mark Owen said they were monitoring conditions on the hill, but the wind did not reach their threshold of consistently reaching gust speeds of over 140 kmh over at least a period of half an hour, which would trigger a closure.

80 days ago

Wind gusts spin car on Remutaka Hill Rd

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A woman whose car was spun around by the wind twice on the Remutaka Hill Rd said the State Highway 2 route was too dangerous and should have been closed on Tuesday.
Gusts of up to 135 kmh blasted the summit of the road connecting Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa making for a hairy crossing for many … View more
A woman whose car was spun around by the wind twice on the Remutaka Hill Rd said the State Highway 2 route was too dangerous and should have been closed on Tuesday.
Gusts of up to 135 kmh blasted the summit of the road connecting Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa making for a hairy crossing for many motorists on Tuesday.
Waka Kotahi issued a warning on Tuesday afternoon via Twitter saying it might close the road at short notice due to high winds, but it remained open.
Regional transport systems manager Mark Owen said they were monitoring conditions on the hill, but the wind did not reach their threshold of consistently reaching gust speeds of over 140 kmh over at least a period of half an hour, which would trigger a closure.

81 days ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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83 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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82 days ago

Gardens Magic postponed

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Tonights Gardens Magic concert (Tuesday 19 January) has been postponed due to forecast high winds.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates, and stay safe out there whānau!
wellington.govt.nz...

83 days ago

Grooves up or down? Decking debate settled

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

The great kiwi deck, every home should have one. But there's a decking debate raging in DIY and Reno circles: Should the grooves go up or down?
We think we've settled the argument here.

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82 days ago

“The Look of Love” at Circa Theatre

Circa Theatre

Award-winning Ali Harper is bringing her show The Look of Love to Circa Theatre from 23 Jan – 20 Feb!

Showcasing the extensive hit songs of the one and only Burt Bacharach, prepare to be wowed as Ali delivers a non-stop feast for the heart and soul.

‘I Say A Little Prayer,’ ‘Close To … View more
Award-winning Ali Harper is bringing her show The Look of Love to Circa Theatre from 23 Jan – 20 Feb!

Showcasing the extensive hit songs of the one and only Burt Bacharach, prepare to be wowed as Ali delivers a non-stop feast for the heart and soul.

‘I Say A Little Prayer,’ ‘Close To You,’ ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart,’ ‘Alfie,’ ‘Walk On By,’ ‘What The World Needs Now’ all made famous by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Karen Carpenter and Cilla Black.

“Genuine charm and vocal prowess” Theatreview, Christchurch

“Do yourself a favour, treat yourself to a ticket and witness a masterful artist at work.” Backstage, Christchurch.
Book Now

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86 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we are featuring the kingfisher, with words and a picture from Louise Thomas. They are often hard to spot but are one of the most beautiful birds you will see.

"Sacred kingfishers/kōtare (Todiramphus sanctus) seem special to me. A lightning flash of brilliant blue as they nip down … View more
This week we are featuring the kingfisher, with words and a picture from Louise Thomas. They are often hard to spot but are one of the most beautiful birds you will see.

"Sacred kingfishers/kōtare (Todiramphus sanctus) seem special to me. A lightning flash of brilliant blue as they nip down from the power lines over the river or one of the posts they like to perch on to snatch a crab or little fish – the strike operation takes only seconds, barely breaking the water. I’ve almost given up trying to catch one on my camera diving. They are ruthless with their food, smashing in on their post, presumably to kill it, before swallowing it whole. I haven’t seen him for a few months, but I had one who liked to visit the garden off and on. He was a loveable, if badly behaved, guest, throwing up indigestible crab bits and staking out the compost bin where a mouse lives – he used to watch it with such intensity, like he was trying to use his mind meld powers to make the mouse run out. Come to think of it, I haven't seen the mouse for awhile either. Hmmm. Here is a young chap (an immature) with his chest still mottled from Pauatahanui the other day."

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88 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wet, wet , wet. It is obviously a flood but what is going on here?

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83 days ago

Come visit and nurture a conversation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help … View more
Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help nurture those conversations, we invite you to our Care Centre Open Days at your local Ryman village. A tour will give you first-hand experience of our village communities and the exceptional care we provide. Care options include the extra support of a serviced apartment, resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
Find out more

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