Waitangirua, Porirua

10 hours ago

What you need to know about masks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Are you wearing a mask when you leave home?
With so many on the market, it can be confusing as to what is the best bet. Click on Read More to find out more about masks.
Here are some tips on how to get the best use of a mask.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a mask that… View more
Are you wearing a mask when you leave home?
With so many on the market, it can be confusing as to what is the best bet. Click on Read More to find out more about masks.
Here are some tips on how to get the best use of a mask.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a mask that fits well won’t have any gaps and will prevent air from flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the mask.
“If the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath.”
People with beards can use a mask fitter or brace to help the mask fit tightly over their face.
When wearing a disposable mask, the coloured side – usually blue – goes on the outside, and the edge with a piece of wire, or something similar, in it goes over your nose. The coloured side is water-resistant, while the white side is more absorbent and will suck up droplets and aerosols produced by the wearer.

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11 hours ago

Are you prepared for Omicron?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

With experts predicting that numbers are about to rise rapidly we all need to be prepared.

A basic medical kit should include the following:
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, a thermometer and re-hydration medicines like Hydralyte. Sore throat treatments such salt gargles, honey, or perhaps a local … View more
With experts predicting that numbers are about to rise rapidly we all need to be prepared.

A basic medical kit should include the following:
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, a thermometer and re-hydration medicines like Hydralyte. Sore throat treatments such salt gargles, honey, or perhaps a local anesthetic lozenge or spray could also be useful.

Also think about having a plan as to how you get basics like bread and milk if you are isolating. Have you talked to neighbours about how you can help each other?

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4 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Miley Belle and Molly.

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Robert Mackenzie from Upper Hutt is the proud owner of Miley Belle and Molly.
"Here are two of our retired cats, Miley Belle on the lefty and Molly on the right.
Their motto is Monday to Friday we do nothing and Saturday and Sunday we rest."
Remember if you want your pet featured on … View more
Robert Mackenzie from Upper Hutt is the proud owner of Miley Belle and Molly.
"Here are two of our retired cats, Miley Belle on the lefty and Molly on the right.
Their motto is Monday to Friday we do nothing and Saturday and Sunday we rest."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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20 hours ago

City’s recycling to be examined

Porirua City Council

High contamination rates in Porirua’s kerbside recycling has prompted an initiative that will see “recycling ambassadors” checking recycling bin contents before collection.

Due to a rising level of contaminated items in the recycling – costing between $6000 and $8000 a month to remove … View more
High contamination rates in Porirua’s kerbside recycling has prompted an initiative that will see “recycling ambassadors” checking recycling bin contents before collection.

Due to a rising level of contaminated items in the recycling – costing between $6000 and $8000 a month to remove – the ambassadors will be checking what’s being put out for collection.

A month-long audit starts next week and will gather information and data to help identify specific areas where Porirua’s high contamination levels are and target our education and support for those residents.

Following the audit we will be introducing a 3-Strikes process. This means that if we find nonrecyclable or contaminated items in your bin, you’ll get a sticker – if you receive three stickers, you could lose your bin.

Similar initiatives are occurring in other cities, including Hamilton, Christchurch and Dunedin, with positive behaviour changes being experienced and less loads ending up in the landfill.

The recycling industry relies on good quality, clean recyclable material, says David Down, Porirua’s Manager Water and Waste.

“Material is hand-sorted before it goes through the machines and we’re regularly seeing hazardous items such as dirty nappies, sanitary items, broken glass and rotting meat.”

“This is something we all need to do better – sending recycling to the landfill costs the city and the environment, and has health and safety implications for staff collecting the bins and at the sorting facility,” he says.

“We can all play our part by checking what’s in and what’s out. Clean and rinse your glass, plastics and cans, and remember not to put in lids or soft plastics.

“If we work together we can make a positive difference.”

A recycling ambassador is currently in place at the Bulk Recycling Facility at Spicer Landfill, and now we have a high quality of materials being made available for recycling, Mr Down says.

More detailed information on the 3-Strikes process will be delivered to households following the audit.

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Visit: poriruacity.govt.nz
Call: (04) 237 5089
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1 day ago

Bag

Zara from Cannons Creek

Bought 2 weeks ago, I don't like the colour lol great condition

Price: $20

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1 day ago

Hair Styler

Zara from Cannons Creek

I only used once. However previous owner used a few times. Great condition. Comes with extra piece.

Price: $50

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1 day ago

What's On: Ten Pin Bowling League

Colleen from Churton Park

Looking for members to join Leisure League which meets on Tuesdays at 10.15 am Beginners and experienced, no age limit. For further information please telephone Colleen on 478 2888
Ten Pin Bowling League
  • North City Tenpin Bowling
1 day ago

Playhouse Raffle for benefit of the Life Flight Trust

Bill Moffatt from Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club -2

The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets … View more
The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets online. Closing date is 12 February 2022.
All proceeds go to the Life Flight Trust and local charities

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1 day ago

Cat litter

David from Tawa

Cats don't use it any more and it's just getting walked on here. Got a tray as well that can be put to use elsewhere.

Free

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5 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Simon Woolf visited the South Island over Christmas and he took this beautiful picture of a kotuku.

"Back in the 1970's I got to know National Forest Service Photographer John Johns. John was a phenomenal photographer, who was both technically and creatively brilliant. John was a true … View more
Simon Woolf visited the South Island over Christmas and he took this beautiful picture of a kotuku.

"Back in the 1970's I got to know National Forest Service Photographer John Johns. John was a phenomenal photographer, who was both technically and creatively brilliant. John was a true gentleman. He shared his knowledge freely too.
One of his many amazing photos was a Kotuku in flight, however his photo was very different to other Kotuku photos I had seen. It was the white bird against a white sky, and in Black and White. It was a beautiful piece of art and showed The Kotuku, our White Herons features so precisely.
John Johns along with Geoff Moon would be our greatest ever wildlife bird photographers. They largely worked with film, creating images in a darkroom, and shooting with manual lenses, They respected their environment immensely.
This Kotuku photo, taken yesterday, is a tribute to John, and what he taught me all those years ago. I was very fortunate to have John and Geoff, who both passed away some years ago now, as friends and mentors".

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3 days ago

Did you know we are right across the road from the Plimmerton Dog Park?

Owner/Proprietor from Paremata Auto Services

Book your WOF while you wait and give your dog a tune up too! The Dog Park has three separate exercise areas to suit a variety of dog needs – a high energy zone, a low energy zone and a limited (solo) zone. It even has a dog shower for the wetter months and the inevitable muddy paws. See the … View moreBook your WOF while you wait and give your dog a tune up too! The Dog Park has three separate exercise areas to suit a variety of dog needs – a high energy zone, a low energy zone and a limited (solo) zone. It even has a dog shower for the wetter months and the inevitable muddy paws. See the "Read More" link below for important info about using the park.

For WOFs while you wait, bookings are essential. Phone or email us or use our web booking form here paremataautoservices.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Playhouse Raffle for benefit of the Life Flight Trust

Bill Moffatt from Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club -2

The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets … View more
The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets online. Closing date is 12 February 2022.
All proceeds go to the Life Flight Trust and local charities

10 days ago

Chook an Duck Eggs

Lurene from Titahi Bay

We have an eggs galore. My backyard zoo as my friends say 🙂. If your interested in buying $5 dozen $2.50 half for chicken.
$6 dozen duck ( $3 half ). 🦆🐔

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3 days ago

Homed Dominion Post - Out Now!

Jessica Zimmerman Reporter from Homed - Dominion Post

Our House of the Week this week is a near-new luxury home in Te Horo, on offer through Derek Kelly at Kelly & Co. Check this out, plus many more gorgeous properties in today's edition of Homed.

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Dominion Post to find agents who are … View more
Our House of the Week this week is a near-new luxury home in Te Horo, on offer through Derek Kelly at Kelly & Co. Check this out, plus many more gorgeous properties in today's edition of Homed.

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Dominion Post to find agents who are actively marketing in your area and chat to them about getting your property featured in the Homed Dominion Post.

Distribution & Delivery:
Homed Dominion Post gets inserted into The Dominion Post, and is delivered to subscribers every Saturday. It is also available in Supermarkets, Dairies and Petrol Stations for customers to buy.

For more information:
Please ask your agent to contact Cameron Beattie on 021 973 105 or cameron.beattie@stuff.co.nz OR Niko Perez on 021 501 913 or niko.perez@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000 or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

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4 days ago

Exclusive Neighbourly offering!

Climate Insights

Hi Neighbours,

Download your Property Climate Risk Report today and receive a 20% discount! Simply insert this code SUMMER22 at checkout and find out how climate resilient your property is today.

The peak property buying and selling season is here and after the record-breaking warmth of … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Download your Property Climate Risk Report today and receive a 20% discount! Simply insert this code SUMMER22 at checkout and find out how climate resilient your property is today.

The peak property buying and selling season is here and after the record-breaking warmth of 2021, it is time to consider how our climate could impact your home.

Let's plan together to keep your home cooler, drier and more liveable.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Preparing for Wellington Anniversary?

The Team from FFH - German & Asian Grocery

Here's helping you make that even sweeter! For 1 day only, Saturday 22 Jan 2022, it's 10% off everything storewide & when you purchase online using code "WELLY22" at www.ffh.nz... .

Closed On Wellington Anniversary Day

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