Aro Valley, Wellington

1 hour ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tis is an easy one for Way Back Wednesday.

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1 day ago

Sign up for The Antidote: 5 happy things to read about each day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute… View more
Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute puppy, the UK's longest-married couple, and Stewart Island's "savage" New Year's Eve here. If you'd like the Antidote delivered direct to your inbox, sign up here.

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14 hours ago

Wairarapa - heaps on this long weekend

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Fun for everyone - just over an hour away in the Wairarpa this weekend. Last chance to pick lavender at Lavender Abbey in Carterton (Sat and Sunday).
Greytown' s Annual Sidewalk Sale is on all three days.
Barry Saunders plays at Truckstop Greytown Sat and Sunday nights
Head to the south … View more
Fun for everyone - just over an hour away in the Wairarpa this weekend. Last chance to pick lavender at Lavender Abbey in Carterton (Sat and Sunday).
Greytown' s Annual Sidewalk Sale is on all three days.
Barry Saunders plays at Truckstop Greytown Sat and Sunday nights
Head to the south coast to Cape Palliser and see the seals, or to Queen Elizabeth Park In Masterton and ride a paddle boat.

10 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Poppi

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Poppi has found a new home courtesy of the SPCA.
"Poppi is having an amazing life with my partner and I, and her older brother in the Hutt Valley! Every night she sleeps on our bed curled up with her big brother Milo. Milo and Poppi are inseparable. They spend 100 per cent of their time … View more
Poppi has found a new home courtesy of the SPCA.
"Poppi is having an amazing life with my partner and I, and her older brother in the Hutt Valley! Every night she sleeps on our bed curled up with her big brother Milo. Milo and Poppi are inseparable. They spend 100 per cent of their time together, whether its playing in the garden or cuddling together at night. She is a very happy and well treasured kid!"

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1 day ago

Keep your dog on a lead to protect native birds

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington City Council is reminding people to keep their dogs on a lead.

"We have noticed that many of our native birds are currently nesting in some of our parks and reserves! This is just a little reminder to make sure your kurī are on leads in our parks and reserves where required so… View more
The Wellington City Council is reminding people to keep their dogs on a lead.

"We have noticed that many of our native birds are currently nesting in some of our parks and reserves! This is just a little reminder to make sure your kurī are on leads in our parks and reserves where required so that we can keep our beautiful native birds safe.

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19 hours ago

Karori/Western Suburbs Stroke Survivors meetings

Peter from Karori

Kia ora,

Karori Stroke Survivors has been renamed Western Suburbs Stroke Survivors, and expanded to include, at least, Northland, Wilton and Ngaio.

We will be meeting twice monthly, at 10.30am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Huntleigh Home, and the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm at … View more
Kia ora,

Karori Stroke Survivors has been renamed Western Suburbs Stroke Survivors, and expanded to include, at least, Northland, Wilton and Ngaio.

We will be meeting twice monthly, at 10.30am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Huntleigh Home, and the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm at Karori Community Centre.

Our next meeting of Western Suburbs Stroke Survivors will be on Tuesday 25th January at 1.30pm at Meeting Room One, Karori Community Centre.

We look forward to meeting all fellow stroke survivors, carers and friends and discussing how we are getting on.
Nga mihi,
Peter Macleod
Convenor

1 day ago

The Importance of Curtains in a Healthy Home

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

Curtains, blinds, or other effective window coverings are an essential way to ensure your home is healthy. Here’s why.

Curtains are good for insulation: Curtains reduce the amount of air exchange between a cold window and the rest of the room. For keeping heat inside the home, high-quality … View more
Curtains, blinds, or other effective window coverings are an essential way to ensure your home is healthy. Here’s why.

Curtains are good for insulation: Curtains reduce the amount of air exchange between a cold window and the rest of the room. For keeping heat inside the home, high-quality curtains can reduce heat loss by around 40%. This means you will be less susceptible to illness in winter and will save money on your heating bill.

The insulation efficiency of curtains depends on the fabric type (closed or open weave), colour and weight. Curtains also function as effective insulators to help keep your home cool in the warmer months.

Dust build-up and allergens: Curtains prevent allergens from getting into your rooms. When your windows are open, dust particles and pollen enter your home. Curtains function as a barrier and collect these particles. They also prevent moisture from condensation on windows entering your room at night.

Because curtains collect these particles, it is important to keep your curtains clean to prevent mould, dust and pollen build-up. Mould in particular will result in a less healthy home and is associated with several health problems.

Correct curtain installation matters for a healthy home: Curtains should completely cover the window and be as close to the window pane as possible, particularly if insulation or light-blocking are your priorities. This effectively ‘seals’ the room from heat, moisture and light exchange through windows.
Make sure you open your curtains during the day to keep your home healthy: The sun naturally keeps your home warm during the day. It also has antibacterial properties; open your curtains every day to prevent mould developing on the furniture and carpets in your home. Close your curtains at sundown to retain the sun's heat, keep your home insulated, and keep your rooms dark so you can enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep - another health tick!

Curtains naturally attract dust and absorb odours over time. It is recommended to have your curtains cleaned every 3 to 6 months. Having your curtains cleaned on a regular basis is a good idea to keep your house fresh and clean.

If you would like to know more about how curtains improve health in the home, or book your curtains or blinds in for a maintenance clean, contact the team at Curtain Clean on 0800 579 0501.

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1 day ago

Water conservation (17/01/2022)

Carl from Brooklyn Residents Association Incorporated

Hello, We are forwarding this message from Wellington Water to encourage water conservation. These hot days mean we are using more water, and we only have a finite amount. Better to voluntarily save than have restrictions forced on us...

It's time to start saving water Wellington. 💧

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Hello, We are forwarding this message from Wellington Water to encourage water conservation. These hot days mean we are using more water, and we only have a finite amount. Better to voluntarily save than have restrictions forced on us...

It's time to start saving water Wellington. 💧

Every week our team of engineers gather to review the region's water use. The warm weather over the last week has seen a large spike in water use, as well as a drop in our river levels. ☀
The graph below shows that our available water supply is just meeting demand. It's important we all start using less water now so that we have plenty to get us through the summer period.
Thank you in advance for doing your bit so that we can have access to clean water all summer long.
You can find some easy tips on how to start saving water on our website www.facebook.com...

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4 days ago

Bricks needed for a garden project

Patricia from Kelburn

Does anyone have any old bricks lying around that they don't need please? We are using them to edge some new gravel beds in the garden. It doesn't matter how battered-looking they are, as long as they are intact.

1 day ago

Sign up for Quick Charge - our new EV newsletter

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates … View more
Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates on our various long-term tests and other bits and pieces that have caught our eye.

Sign up (it's free!) here.

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1 day ago

It's time to start saving water Wellington. ?

The Team from Wellington Water

It's time to start saving water Wellington. ?

Every week our team of engineers gather to review the region's water use. The warm weather over the last week has seen a large spike in water use, as well as a drop in our river levels. ☀

The graph below shows that our available water … View more
It's time to start saving water Wellington. ?

Every week our team of engineers gather to review the region's water use. The warm weather over the last week has seen a large spike in water use, as well as a drop in our river levels. ☀

The graph below shows that our available water supply is just meeting demand. It's important we all start using less water now so that we have plenty to get us through the summer period.

Thank you in advance for doing your bit so that we can have access to clean water all summer long.

You can find some easy tips on how to start saving water on our website ?

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1 day ago

Free 3-drawer filing cabinet

Allan from Wellington Central

Black metal three drawer filing cabinet in great condition to give away to a good home. Wellington central. To be collected. Phone 021 536439

Free

2 days ago

Get decorating and save with the Resene Save the GST Value sale!

Resene

Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't … View more
Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't have a card, you can sign up free online, www.resene.co.nz/diycard, or while you are in store.

Offer available at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers until 1 February 2022.
Find out more

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9 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday but here here is a bonus Friday Feathered Friend from Rosa Marie.
"Just something to make the bird loving followers smile a little....
One of our resident blackbirds has decided that he would prefer bathing in our cat's outdoor water bowl rather than in our very posh and… View more
It is not Friday but here here is a bonus Friday Feathered Friend from Rosa Marie.
"Just something to make the bird loving followers smile a little....
One of our resident blackbirds has decided that he would prefer bathing in our cat's outdoor water bowl rather than in our very posh and elegant bird birth! His sparrow mate had to make do with washing in the puddle created by the blackbird's vigorous ablutions!"

9 days ago

We must be barking mad?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

What is your favourite name for a dog? The Wellington City Council has released the top ten names for local dogs, with Charlie coming out on top.
The top ten in order: Charlie, Bella, Poppy, Max, Coco , Molly, Luna , Ruby, Milly, and Archie. Milly is the only new addition to last year’s top ten… View more
What is your favourite name for a dog? The Wellington City Council has released the top ten names for local dogs, with Charlie coming out on top.
The top ten in order: Charlie, Bella, Poppy, Max, Coco , Molly, Luna , Ruby, Milly, and Archie. Milly is the only new addition to last year’s top ten – at the expense of Toby.
The list of more unusual names includes Captain Nana Spider-Pig Wolfstein The Second, Elgood Imperial Stout I Scott, Detective Justice Butterfield and Joan of Bark.

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3 days ago

Get quake safe now, not later.

Earthquake Commission

If you felt the recent earthquake, your first thought was probably the safety of your loved ones. So now’s the time to think about protecting them by making your home quake safe. The good news is there’s a lot you can do right now, like securing tall and heavy furniture, and getting a builder … View moreIf you felt the recent earthquake, your first thought was probably the safety of your loved ones. So now’s the time to think about protecting them by making your home quake safe. The good news is there’s a lot you can do right now, like securing tall and heavy furniture, and getting a builder to look at your chimney.

Everything you need to know is at EQC’s site. Don’t wait for the next earthquake to shake you into action, get started now.
Learn More

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