Aorangi Forest Park, Aorangi Forest Park

64 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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53 days ago

Wings Over Wairarapa airshow: All you need to know

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is Wings Over Wairarapa time. Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival returns to Hood Aerodrome, Masterton for 3 days, 26 – 28th February 2021.
What’s happening and when?
Friday 26 Feb -- Gates open 12pm – 5pm, practice day
Saturday 27 Feb – Gates open 8am – 5pm, flying programme 10.30am –… View more
It is Wings Over Wairarapa time. Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival returns to Hood Aerodrome, Masterton for 3 days, 26 – 28th February 2021.
What’s happening and when?
Friday 26 Feb -- Gates open 12pm – 5pm, practice day
Saturday 27 Feb – Gates open 8am – 5pm, flying programme 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 28 Feb – Gates open 8am – 5pm, flying programme 10.30am – 4.30pm

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53 days ago

Meet Jason Tarawhiti

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

You might remember that a few months ago Neighbourly featured a picture of Muhammad Ali holding a young baby in Upper Hutt.
That baby was Jason Tarawhiti, who lives in Hamilton and who cherishes that picture.

58 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The location is obvious but who knows the background to this photo?

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60 days ago

Level 2 & Regional Parks

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

At Alert Level 2, facilities in our regional parks remain open for safe access to exercise and recreation, but we need to play it safe.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 you should keep group activities to 10 people or less, wash your hands regularly, and stay home if you are unwell.

For more … View more
At Alert Level 2, facilities in our regional parks remain open for safe access to exercise and recreation, but we need to play it safe.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 you should keep group activities to 10 people or less, wash your hands regularly, and stay home if you are unwell.

For more information check out gw.govt.nz/parks.

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55 days ago

Free: Double swing chair needs new home

Roger from Martinborough

We have an old swing chair that needs some tlc. Really comfortable as is, but a windstorm blew the top shade off and damaged the brackets that held it on. A good handyman would be able to tidy up nicely. Must pick up, in Martinborough. Phone Roger on 021329335

Free

55 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Meet Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens. Liz runs one of our fantastic Premium Businesses who have used Neighbourly Premium as a platform to build a strong local presence within their community.

Find out how you can Grow your Business with Neighbourly Premium
Find out more

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56 days ago

Only one month to go until Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 kicks off!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to… View more
This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to a neighbour
• take some flowers to a neighbour
• organise a produce swap
• share garden tips or recipes for food in season
• create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways
• host an inclusive garden-themed working bee
• a friendly neighbourhood BBQ with homegrown ingredients

The options are endless! At the end of the day, our shared aim is to help bring people together by encouraging intentional connection with our neighbours. Whether that be organising a street party, sharing a cuppa, or simply saying ‘Kia Ora!” to those who live around you, every action helps to create a safer and more connected New Zealand.

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60 days ago

Auckland to move to Alert Level 2, rest of New Zealand to move to Alert Level 1

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert … View more
UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert Level 1 with Auckland moving to Alert Level 2.
- These restrictions will be reviewed February 22.
- There has been an additional 1 case confirmed, with the positive case a member of the same household bubble.
- New locations of interest have been loaded on the Ministry of Health website.
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UPDATE
16 February
1.09pm

There are no new community cases Ashley Bloomfield confirmed in a 1pm update today. There are no new cases in MIQ facilities.
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UPDATE
15 February
4.20pm

Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- The Prime Minister says there's a variety of scenarios on how the virus got into the community. To date, health officials are still attempting to establish the source of the outbreak.
- 42 people have been identified as close contacts.
- The first batch of Pfizer vaccines - 60,000 doses - arrived this morning on a Singapore Airlines flight.
- Vaccines will be offered to border and MIQ workers from this Saturday.
- This will be the largest vaccine programme in New Zealand's history, Jacinda Ardern says.
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UPDATE
February 15
1.36pm

The Ministry of Health has confirmed five new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation. There are no new community cases.
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UPDATE
February 15
8.18am

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the first two February cases are the highly infectious UK strain. There is no link to any MIQ infections.
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All regions outside Auckland have moved to Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the nation at 7.00pm Sunday, announcing all regions excluding Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm tonight.

Here's what you need to know:
- Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.
- Mask use is encouraged when it is difficult to maintain physical distancing.
- From 11.59pm tonight, travel to Auckland will no longer be possible with the heightened alert level - unless you are returning home.
- The full list of rules under Alert Level 2 can be found here.
- Here's the full list of locations of interest where the cases visited.

Neighbourly will update this message as further information comes to hand.

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58 days ago

Register for Open Day

Whitby from Neighbourly Nz

Come along and see Whitby Collegiate at our next Open Day on Sunday 14 March from 11am to 1pm.

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.
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Come along and see Whitby Collegiate at our next Open Day on Sunday 14 March from 11am to 1pm.

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.

Register for the Sunday 14 March Open Day here.
Find out more

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58 days ago

Free AgriSkills Training with UCOL @Taratahi

UCOL

UCOL at Taratahi have short residential courses starting now, providing candidates with a jump start to a career on the land.

These are fully-funded courses delivered in partnership with MPI and provide skills and training to meet needs across the primary industries.

Starting from March there… View more
UCOL at Taratahi have short residential courses starting now, providing candidates with a jump start to a career on the land.

These are fully-funded courses delivered in partnership with MPI and provide skills and training to meet needs across the primary industries.

Starting from March there are courses in Apiculture, Dairy, Shearing, Fencing, general Ag-contracting and specialist vehicle training.

All courses are residential at Taratahi, both the cost of board and training is covered*.

Following training at Taratahi, UCOL has fee-free agriculture certificates and diplomas or job opportunities that await.

Get in touch with UCOL today (0800 GO UCOL), secure your place and get the skills to start your career on the land.

*Candidates must be over 18 for residential stay, self-catering at weekends.
Find out more

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60 days ago

Sprinkler ban for Wellington region

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Due to low water supply in Wellington region and not enough rain, there is now a BAN on residential sprinklers and irrigation systems in Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua, and Wellington City council areas.

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60 days ago

Services and facilities in Capital at COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Seamus Boyer from Wellington City Council

Kia ora Pōneke,

From 11:59pm tonight, Sunday 14 February, Wellington, along with most of New Zealand, will be re-entering COVID-19 Alert Level 2. This will last until midnight, Wednesday 17 February, unless otherwise announced.

It follows the news that in Auckland there are three positive cases … View more
Kia ora Pōneke,

From 11:59pm tonight, Sunday 14 February, Wellington, along with most of New Zealand, will be re-entering COVID-19 Alert Level 2. This will last until midnight, Wednesday 17 February, unless otherwise announced.

It follows the news that in Auckland there are three positive cases of COVID-19. The Auckland Region will move to Alert Level 3 for the same period.

These changes of Alert Level will be reviewed on a 24-hour basis and with daily updates, the first being on Monday afternoon (15 February).

We've been through this before, and it's time for us to unite once again.

For information on how Council services and facilities will operate during Alert Level 2, please visit our website here:

wellington.govt.nz...

For more information on health advice or the Alert Levels, please go to: covid19.govt.nz

Be kind and stay safe, Wellington. He waka eke noa! 💛

#OurWellington #TōTātouPōneke #KiaKaha

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62 days ago

Pet of the Day: Pip

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Remember 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.
This week we feature Pip a ten month old border terrier, who belongs to Suzie Beverley from Hataitai.

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60 days ago

Watch out for toxic algae

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Toxic algal blooms are affecting a growing number of Wairarapa's top swimming spots, with people warned to keep children and pets away from the water’s edge.
Greater Wellington Regional Council has advised caution to swimmers in the Ruamāhanga catchments and to keep dogs on leashes.
Senior … View more
Toxic algal blooms are affecting a growing number of Wairarapa's top swimming spots, with people warned to keep children and pets away from the water’s edge.
Greater Wellington Regional Council has advised caution to swimmers in the Ruamāhanga catchments and to keep dogs on leashes.
Senior environmental scientist Dr Mark Heath strongly advises everyone to check for toxic algae before swimming.
If you have been in contact with toxic algae and are feeling unwell see your doctor or ring Healthline 0800 611 116.

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