Aorangi Forest Park, Aorangi Forest Park

85 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.

86 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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88 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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87 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...

88 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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87 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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91 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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93 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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88 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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90 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Churchill

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This weeks story is about an ex SPCA pet called Churchill, who found a new home with his new mum Danni.

"We adopted Churchill back in November and he has been an absolute darling! He settled in really well. He loves a lot of attention, which is great because I mostly work from home, so he is … View more
This weeks story is about an ex SPCA pet called Churchill, who found a new home with his new mum Danni.

"We adopted Churchill back in November and he has been an absolute darling! He settled in really well. He loves a lot of attention, which is great because I mostly work from home, so he is basically my new best friend. We are really pleased to have him in our family."

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90 days ago

Pet of the Day: Ninja

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Our Pet of the Day today is Ninja who lives with Tracy Pattle.
"This is Ninja he sleeps like this all the time very chilled out as he takes his cat nap."

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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93 days ago

Come on Wellingtonians, start scanning!

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Stuff Wellington is launching a campaign to get people to start using the
Covid-19 tracer app.
New Zealand is still exposed to the new, more contagious, strains of Covid-19 despite the Government recently bolstering its border and pre-departure defences.
The number of daily Covid-19 tracer app … View more
Stuff Wellington is launching a campaign to get people to start using the
Covid-19 tracer app.
New Zealand is still exposed to the new, more contagious, strains of Covid-19 despite the Government recently bolstering its border and pre-departure defences.
The number of daily Covid-19 tracer app scans has dropped from one million a day, at its height, to the current low of 300,000.
That means that if the more contagious variants get into the community, it will be hard to trace contacts.
Are you scanning? If not why not?

If you do not want your comments used by Stuff please put NFP.

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90 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 2 February 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

If you don't have a Resene DIY Card, sign up free online or while you are in store.

Happy decorating!
Sign up now

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90 days ago

Smiths City BYOD Sorted

Smiths City

Dreaming of the kids being back at school? Start planning for it today. Find out more

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95 days ago

Tree ripened apricots

Helen from Martinborough

Started picking again. Last variety.
$6.00 Kg
Available at 63 Oxford Street
Martinborough

Phone 02102449761

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