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62 days ago

Where did all the waterbeds go?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Did you have - or do you still have - a Waterbed? I hunted high and low for someone who still used one of the originals, but couldn't find a soul who'd own up to it.
What do you think about these wonderfully kitsch pieces of retro bedroom decor?

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61 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we again feature Louise Thomas, who supplied the photos and the words.

"Molly didn’t know exactly when it all went wrong, but she was pretty sure Brad had been a massive misstep. He was a real fly boy, handsome, with a cute ruff of feathers giving him a jaunty look. He used to … View more
This week we again feature Louise Thomas, who supplied the photos and the words.

"Molly didn’t know exactly when it all went wrong, but she was pretty sure Brad had been a massive misstep. He was a real fly boy, handsome, with a cute ruff of feathers giving him a jaunty look. He used to swagger onto her section of the beach with little fish gifts. Once, she had been on a fast-track career path at flight school, then six months later she was sitting on a guano-covered rock in a stinking estuary having to regurgitate mush for a screaming infant. It’s not that she didn’t love the little tyke, but he was never in the plans and some days she felt like her head was going to split open with his incessant asthmatic kvetching. And Brad? She hadn’t seen that no-good bounder in weeks. Red-billed gulls (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae scopulinus). Parent and juvenile, Hutt Estuary."

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61 days ago

Residential sprinkler and irrigation system ban now in place

The Team from Wellington Water

Water demand is up and water levels are down, especially in our precious rivers.

So, we are implementing a residential sprinkler and irrigation system ban for Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Wellington to ensure we continue to care for the environment.

🚨This will take effect from: … View more
Water demand is up and water levels are down, especially in our precious rivers.

So, we are implementing a residential sprinkler and irrigation system ban for Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Wellington to ensure we continue to care for the environment.

🚨This will take effect from: Midnight, Friday 12 February 2021.🚨

👉 Only hand held watering devices can be used outdoors
⚠ No sprinklers, irrigation systems or unattended hoses until further notice.

Alternate day watering still applies - even numbered properties on even numbered dates and odd numbered properties on odd numbered dates.

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61 days ago

Our February SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to … View more
Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to seniors, tips on how to look after your wellbeing and loads more.

Check it out and pass it on! bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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62 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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64 days ago

Pomare Tongan tapa cloth exhibition at Te Papa

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet the proud tapa cloth maker, Kaufo’ou Taulata.
She is part of a Hutt Valley-based group of women who are reviving the process of making tapa cloth, their work is this week on display at Te Papa.
Taulata is part of a group of women who call themselves Akomai Heritage. They gather together to … View more
Meet the proud tapa cloth maker, Kaufo’ou Taulata.
She is part of a Hutt Valley-based group of women who are reviving the process of making tapa cloth, their work is this week on display at Te Papa.
Taulata is part of a group of women who call themselves Akomai Heritage. They gather together to learn from each other and cultivate Tongan culture by making koloa (cultural treasures).
The exhibition runs to Sunday, February 14, Level 4 Toi Art. Akomai Heritage will host a public demonstrations on Saturday, February 13, 11am.

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70 days ago

Captain Tom Moore dies at 100

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

I would not normally post something like this on Neighbourly but I think we can all agree that the death of Captain Tom Moore is sad news.
What can we learn from his death and selfless actions?

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67 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
Find out more

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67 days ago

Tātou Rohe - Our Region

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

The latest issue of Tō Tātou Rohe – Our Region is out! This mail-out features bite-sized stories about what’s been happening in our region, and what’s coming up.

Read it here: bit.ly...

If you’d like to subscribe, visit our website: www.gw.govt.nz...

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68 days ago

Celebrate arts and culture in Wellington!

The Playground

Two months of free arts and performance has kicked off in Wellington with “What if the City was a Theatre?” This city-wide programme is presented by award-winning festival The Performance Arcade in collaboration with some of Wellington’s most exciting artists, events and creative … View moreTwo months of free arts and performance has kicked off in Wellington with “What if the City was a Theatre?” This city-wide programme is presented by award-winning festival The Performance Arcade in collaboration with some of Wellington’s most exciting artists, events and creative organisations.

Head into town and discover award-winning performance in the places you least expect it: dance on the Cable Car? Cabaret at crosswalks? What about opera sung from balconies? Try a different kind of weekend and see what you find with this jam packed selection of family-friendly performance throughout February and March.
Find out more

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68 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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70 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

You will all recognise who this is but who knows the history of this picture taken at Wellington Airport?

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75 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

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

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
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69 days ago

Save the Date: Featherston Waste Water Community Meeting

Sharon from South Wairarapa District

Meeting for interested members of the community to hear updates about the Featherston Waste Water. Note, the meeting has been combined with the Quarry update to make best use of local council officials time.

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Where: Anzac Hall, Bell Street … View more
Meeting for interested members of the community to hear updates about the Featherston Waste Water. Note, the meeting has been combined with the Quarry update to make best use of local council officials time.

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Where: Anzac Hall, Bell Street Featherston
Who: Everyone is invited

There will be a text number on the night to text any questions to, for those who are not so confident standing up in front of many people.

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70 days ago

Save the Date: Community Meeting 18 Feb 7pm Anzac Hall Featherston

Sharon from South Wairarapa District

Hi all. Featherston Waste Water, the Consent currently being considered by SWDC for Rock Crushing plants and the already approved and operating Quarry on Underhill Road will be discussed at a community meeting on Thursday 18 February at 7pm. Key bodies have been invited to answer your questions. … View moreHi all. Featherston Waste Water, the Consent currently being considered by SWDC for Rock Crushing plants and the already approved and operating Quarry on Underhill Road will be discussed at a community meeting on Thursday 18 February at 7pm. Key bodies have been invited to answer your questions. Please save the date and join in, if you have an opinion on traffic management, health concerns from silica dust/pollution (just 3.3km from town), noise, child safety at the sport ground, jeopardising the cycle trail that will share the same road, fragile eco-systems and waterways, eels, etc. Visit www.facebook.com...

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