Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu

3 hours ago

Ōtaki Gorge Rd closes for three months

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Ōtaki Gorge Rd will be closed for about three months, while work at the intersection of State Highway 1 is carried out.
A detour would send traffic down Hautere Cross Rd, School Rd, and the new Te Hori Beach Road overbridge, leaving residents concerned about safety.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency… View more
Ōtaki Gorge Rd will be closed for about three months, while work at the intersection of State Highway 1 is carried out.
A detour would send traffic down Hautere Cross Rd, School Rd, and the new Te Hori Beach Road overbridge, leaving residents concerned about safety.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency announced the works earlier this week, part of a new bypass of Ōtaki with an estimated construction cost of $405 million, up from the reported $330 million in August last year.
Local residents have said it will turn a five minute drive to the supermarket into a 20 minute trip.

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1 hour ago

Red Office Chair

Graeme from Waikanae

This Buro brand office chair is very comfortable and has three adjustment levers to ensure height ,tilt and back angle can suit all needs. Great for home office needs.
In good condition and need to sell because of down sizing.
$38

Negotiable

3 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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2 hours ago

Monarch Caterpillars and chrysalides

Sheryn from Otaihanga

For those who unaware of it, the pesky paper wasp is responsible for the decline in butterfly numbers. (They also attack our honey bees, as do Argentine Ants).
The paper wasps suck the juices out of chrysalides and caterpillars and leave an empty shell. They can also carry away the smaller … View more
For those who unaware of it, the pesky paper wasp is responsible for the decline in butterfly numbers. (They also attack our honey bees, as do Argentine Ants).
The paper wasps suck the juices out of chrysalides and caterpillars and leave an empty shell. They can also carry away the smaller caterpillars.
They can be killed off with a wasp spray or powder best applied in the evening when they are settling. There was an article about them on Neighbourly a while back, check it out on Stuff for further info.

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2 hours ago

What's On: Free maternity portrait

Emma from Waikanae

Pop-in portraits run once a month in Waikanae and Paraparaumu. Sign up for your free bump coupon code by going to https://popinphotos.com/free-bump-pop-ins then book in online.
Free maternity portrait
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2 hours ago

Wellington region under restricted fire season

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A restricted fire season is in place for Wellington, with people requiring a fire permit if they wish to light an outdoor fire.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 9am Monday and covers multiple areas in the region.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says permit holders … View more
A restricted fire season is in place for Wellington, with people requiring a fire permit if they wish to light an outdoor fire.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 9am Monday and covers multiple areas in the region.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says permit holders should follow the instructions provided carefully.

"The dry vegetation acts as fuel for a wildfire, meaning if a wildfire did start it could spread very quickly... We’ve seen this with a few vegetation fires in the area recently, including one in Makara earlier this month where firefighters and helicopters worked hard over two days to put it out," he says.

What you need to know:
- The restrictions cover the following areas: Kāpiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley.
- You cannot light an outdoor fire unless you have a permit.
- Gas and charcoal barbecues are permitted.
- Individuals that operate heavy machinery are advised to exercise caution when out in dry terrain. Fire crews advise to undertake work in cooler temperatures and in minimal wind.

To find out more about outdoor fire safety, please go to Fire and Emergency New Zealand's (FENZ) website by clicking the button below.

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3 hours ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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4 hours ago

FREE STUFF

Glenn from Paraparaumu

Good morning Covid Campers...everything I listed has now been collected. Thank you

4 hours ago

Toxic algae in Otaki River.

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Swimmers are being advised to stay out of the Otaki River from Hautere to the coast, due to toxic algae.
Dogs should be kept on leads away from the water, and children should be supervised.
If you have been in contact with toxic algae and are feeling unwell see you doctor or ring Healthline 0800 … View more
Swimmers are being advised to stay out of the Otaki River from Hautere to the coast, due to toxic algae.
Dogs should be kept on leads away from the water, and children should be supervised.
If you have been in contact with toxic algae and are feeling unwell see you doctor or ring Healthline 0800 611 116. If you think your dog has swallowed toxic algae, take it to the nearest vet immediately.

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11 hours ago

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14 hours ago

Miss Calico, Princess and Sylvester.

Mary Bossley from Forgotten Felines Foundation

17 weeks old

www.forgottenfelines.org.nz...

Miss Calico, Princess, and Sylvester were all found living under a boiler within a construction site. Clear mom thought it was a good place to hide her kittens, not knowing the dangers that could occur. Thankfully we were able to trap these kittens just… View more
17 weeks old

www.forgottenfelines.org.nz...

Miss Calico, Princess, and Sylvester were all found living under a boiler within a construction site. Clear mom thought it was a good place to hide her kittens, not knowing the dangers that could occur. Thankfully we were able to trap these kittens just in time and capture mom too. Momcat was a wild girl, so she was speyed and stayed nearby to help with the rodent population.

Thankfully the kittens came into our care at just the right age to be soicalsied. Although still a bit shy around new people, they have come along way, and enjoy human company now. Their new family will need to continue socialising them and ensure they feel safe, and happy before going out into the big world.

Miss Calico (Calico) is a sassy wee girl, but we know she has a sweet side too. Happy to be held or sit on your lap once comfortable.

Princess (Brown tabby with Ginger) is the bravest of the group, very adventurous, and loves to explore. She is also very sweet and getting better at being held.

Sylvester (Black and White) will just melt your heart, he is the most gentle boy. He needs time to trust, and know you are safe. But once bonded with you, he will stay by your side.

Please visit our info page under the adoption tab to learn about adopting from us.

www.forgottenfelines.org.nz...

Before setting up meet and greets, We ask for any potential adopters to fill out our questionnaire below

www.forgottenfelines.org.nz...

As with all of our adoptable cats, he is looking for home that can commit to keeping him inside at night. Any young kittens need to remain indoor only until at least 6 months of age and cats over 6 months old for at least 4 weeks before going outside.

14 hours ago

George & Shirley

Mary Bossley from Forgotten Felines Foundation

17 weeks old

www.forgottenfelines.org.nz...

George and Shirley came into our care after they were found living by a Four Square. Momcat was around too, so very likely that the whole family was abandoned. Mom got speyed and stayed at the shop to be a mouser (she wasn't very friendly). … View more
17 weeks old

www.forgottenfelines.org.nz...

George and Shirley came into our care after they were found living by a Four Square. Momcat was around too, so very likely that the whole family was abandoned. Mom got speyed and stayed at the shop to be a mouser (she wasn't very friendly). Thankfully the kittens came into our care at just the right age to be soicalsied. Although still a bit shy around new people, they have come along way, and really enjoy human company now. They can be adopted together or separately

George is the first one to greet you when it is food time, he is quite talkative and very food motivated. Such a sweet and lovely guy, purrs a lot and likes being held.

Shirley is quite a little girl, loves to have her back rubbed, and will happily put her tail up and purr. Loves sitting on your lap too.

Please visit our info page under the adoption tab to learn about adopting from us.

www.forgottenfelines.org.nz...

Before setting up meet and greets, We ask for any potential adopters to fill out our questionnaire below

www.forgottenfelines.org.nz...

As with all of our adoptable cats, he is looking for home that can commit to keeping him inside at night. Any young kittens need to remain indoor only until at least 6 months of age and cats over 6 months old for at least 4 weeks before going outside.

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14 hours ago

Final Lot of FREE Stuff...Promise!

Glenn from Paraparaumu

Hiddy Ho Covid Campers...I am downsizing due to recently moving,and as a result have a bit of stuff now surplus to requirements. If you'd like any items please just contact me on: 022 492-1086 and we'll arrange a pick up. Thanks everyone and please,please continue to be kind & … View moreHiddy Ho Covid Campers...I am downsizing due to recently moving,and as a result have a bit of stuff now surplus to requirements. If you'd like any items please just contact me on: 022 492-1086 and we'll arrange a pick up. Thanks everyone and please,please continue to be kind & considerate of each other 😍

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14 hours ago

Even More FREE Stuff...🙄

Glenn from Paraparaumu

Hiddy Ho Covid Campers...I am downsizing due to recently moving,and as a result have a bit of stuff now surplus to requirements. If you'd like any items please just contact me on: 022 492-1086 and we'll arrange a pick up. Thanks everyone and please,please continue to be kind & … View moreHiddy Ho Covid Campers...I am downsizing due to recently moving,and as a result have a bit of stuff now surplus to requirements. If you'd like any items please just contact me on: 022 492-1086 and we'll arrange a pick up. Thanks everyone and please,please continue to be kind & considerate of each other 😍

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14 hours ago

More FREE stuff...

Glenn from Paraparaumu

Hiddy Ho Covid Campers...I am downsizing due to recently moving,and as a result have a bit of stuff now surplus to requirements. If you'd like any items please just contact me on: 022 492-1086 and we'll arrange a pick up. Thanks everyone and please,please continue to be kind & … View moreHiddy Ho Covid Campers...I am downsizing due to recently moving,and as a result have a bit of stuff now surplus to requirements. If you'd like any items please just contact me on: 022 492-1086 and we'll arrange a pick up. Thanks everyone and please,please continue to be kind & considerate of each other 😍

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14 hours ago

HEAPS of FREE stuff

Glenn from Paraparaumu

Hiddy Ho Covid Campers...I am downsizing due to recently moving,and as a result have a bit of stuff now surplus to requirements. If you'd like any items please just contact me on: 022 492-1086 and we'll arrange a pick up. Thanks everyone and please,please continue to be kind & … View moreHiddy Ho Covid Campers...I am downsizing due to recently moving,and as a result have a bit of stuff now surplus to requirements. If you'd like any items please just contact me on: 022 492-1086 and we'll arrange a pick up. Thanks everyone and please,please continue to be kind & considerate of each other 😍

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