Karori, Wellington

9 hours ago

Do you back a ban on parking in footpaths?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Parking on footpaths could soon become an offence in Wellington, following public complaints about increased risks to pedestrians and a lack of space for emergency vehicles.
The change is being proposed as part of Wellington City Council’s new parking policy, introduced in August, which aims to … View more
Parking on footpaths could soon become an offence in Wellington, following public complaints about increased risks to pedestrians and a lack of space for emergency vehicles.
The change is being proposed as part of Wellington City Council’s new parking policy, introduced in August, which aims to reduce reliance on private vehicles, manage increasing parking demands and make it easier to travel around the city.
The proposed new law would instigate a city-wide ban on parking on, or partially on, footpaths across the city, with infringement notices to be issued at the discretion of parking wardens.
It would overturn a 2005 council decision which permitted footpath parking anywhere in Wellington apart from the central city and suburban centres, provided at least one metre of footpath space was left for footpath users.

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17 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

What are your thoughts on the great flag debate that gripped the country in 2015?

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2 hours ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Community Market with stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, pick up a bargain or a gift. Invite a friend or 2.
WAIKANAE BEACH MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
1 day ago

Dog re-registration is coming up!

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Attention Kuri owners!

Re-registration invoices will be sent out at the end of May this year, so if you've moved house or changed your email address, please let us know.

You can contact us at:

📩 dogs@wcc.govt.nz

☎️ 04 499 4444.

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8 hours ago
10 hours ago

Tell WellingtonNZ about your ride!

Kiri Carroll from Destination Wairarapa

Have you been on (all or part of) the Remutaka Cycle Trail this summer?

Let's hope your answer is "YES” and WellingtonNZ keen to hear about your experience.

Please take a few minutes to let them know what you thought in this short online survey. Your feedback will help them to make … View more
Have you been on (all or part of) the Remutaka Cycle Trail this summer?

Let's hope your answer is "YES” and WellingtonNZ keen to hear about your experience.

Please take a few minutes to let them know what you thought in this short online survey. Your feedback will help them to make your next experience on this Great Ride even better. Plus the number of completed surveys directly impacts future funding for trail enhancements.

If your answer is "NO" then put the Remutaka Cycle Trail on your bucket list as this is our region’s Nga Haerenga/Great Ride. It runs from Petone foreshore along the Hutt River Trail, over the Rail Trail to the Wairarapa, down to Ocean Beach, and around the Wild Coast to Orongorongo. You can dip in for a short experience on any section or take a few days to ride the whole trail.

Hot tip – bikes are free on trains and East by West Ferries, or you can hire a bike and arrange shuttles through our Official Trail partners.

Survey Link:
survey.getsmartglobal.com...

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2 days ago

Dog handlers turns heads

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet the dog walker who controls 16 dogs.
Drivers stop to take photos and after a ruff day, office workers come up to Phil Krieg​ to ask if they can pat the group of dogs accompanying him along the footpath.
It's a hard sight to miss in Wellington, Krieg in his bright yellow vest walking a … View more
Meet the dog walker who controls 16 dogs.
Drivers stop to take photos and after a ruff day, office workers come up to Phil Krieg​ to ask if they can pat the group of dogs accompanying him along the footpath.
It's a hard sight to miss in Wellington, Krieg in his bright yellow vest walking a large group of dogs, moving together as a calm and orderly canine collective.
With Krieg as their leader, the dogs sit when they were told and moved to the side to make way for runners, other dogs and those walking on the footpath.
In 2008, Krieg’s wife, Penny​, came up with their dog walking business, Loose Leash Dog Walking. Penny said they called it Loose Leash because that was the idea – walking the dogs on a loose leash and trusting them to behave.
The pair lead groups of dogs, ranging from 12 to 16, on walks around Wellington.

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4 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Max

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an … View more
Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who will have me around them, either as a solely indoor rabbit, or mostly indoors. I will need a large outdoor area with a weatherproof hutch or shelter for days when the weather is nice. I will need to be inside as part of the family at night, so a hutch or area inside with you is important. I would also like a female rabbit for company, so if you have a lonely rabbit maybe we could be friends?

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1 day ago

What's On: Seasons

Sonia from Otaki District

Beautifully crafted, Seasons transports children through song, music, and puppetry into the four seasons – raumati, ngahuru, hōtoke and kōanga. Journey into nature’s world of living creatures, colours and sounds.
Seasons
  • Coastlands Theatre, Te Raukura ki Kāpiti
1 day ago

TJ Perenara looking at rugby league

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you think TJ Perenara will switch to rugby league?
The Hurricanes are waiting on whether TJ Perenara will rejoin them next year, or switch to league with the Sydney Roosters.
How do you think Perenara will go in league?

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2 days ago

Poll: Do you plan to visit Aussie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The first Australians will be arriving in Wellington today. Have you any plans to go to Australia? Where would you go?

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Do you plan to visit Aussie
  • 12.6% Yes
    12.6% Complete
  • 66.4% No
    66.4% Complete
  • 21% Not sure, will wait and see
    21% Complete
580 votes
6 days ago

Long-Term Plan community engagement tour

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We're are going to be out and about the community for the rest of the month talking to people about our Long-Term Plan.

It's a great chance for you to come along, ask your burning questions and have your say on the future of the city.

Check out our full schedule to see when we're … View more
We're are going to be out and about the community for the rest of the month talking to people about our Long-Term Plan.

It's a great chance for you to come along, ask your burning questions and have your say on the future of the city.

Check out our full schedule to see when we're in your neck of the woods at www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

All round acupuncturist and tuina medical massage

Acute Acupuncture Ltd Nate Wafstet from Acute Acupuncture

Treatment in Mental/emotional disorders, musculoskeletal conditions and chronic conditions
Address 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Contact no 021 908 096

Website www.acute-acupuncture.com...

Acute Acupuncture is focused on unlocking the body’s power to heal … View more
Treatment in Mental/emotional disorders, musculoskeletal conditions and chronic conditions
Address 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Contact no 021 908 096

Website www.acute-acupuncture.com...

Acute Acupuncture is focused on unlocking the body’s power to heal itself and understands the importance of enabling its patients to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

We specialize in a wide range of medical conditions from mental/emotional problems (including addiction, anxiety, depression and reducing stress) to musculoskeletal problems (including repetitive strain injury (RSI) and any accident covered by ACC). We also support patients with chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, adrenal fatigue, arthritis and migraines.

After gaining a wide range of experience as an acupuncturist and tuina practitioner in different settings throughout the greater Wellington Region including Hutt Hospital Maternity Acupuncture Clinic, a community outreach program at Arohata women’s prison, at Bendy Buddha, at Achilles Clinic, and as a Teaching Assistant and a Guest Lecturer at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Nate Wafstet identified a gap in the market and opened up his own clinic on The Terrace in Wellington Central where he could incorporate the experience and skills that he had acquired to build a thriving inner-city practice.

There’s nothing more satisfying than watching the progression of each patient when they embark upon their personal health journey, and Nate has great passion to help facilitate patients to achieve their health goals.

Highlights

Wellington’s highest rated practitioner

ACC approved treatment provider

Experienced in treatment of a wide range of heath conditions, including highly complex cases

Specialises in auriculotherapy to treat mental/emotional disorders in particular post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress and anxiety

Guest Lecturer at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Registered acupuncturist with Acupuncture New Zealand

Customer Reviews

Robert Beno on Google Reviews :

Nate is the real deal: Thrilled I found this guy while travelling through Wellington cause he is an accomplished professional and a true expert. Having been to several dozen acupuncturists over the years in various countries from Australia, NZ, the UK and USA, Nate is up there with the best and tackled my head tension and related pain in a new, creative and unique way that many others before did not and this has produced great results and tremendous relief. His keen observation, deep knowledge, clever questions, insightful pulse analysis and tongue diagnosis all worked in concert to bring about a good shift in just 2 sessions. I have great admiration for his ability to get to the heart of the issue and deal with the emotional side that underlies the issues, too. All round, hands down, this is someone who is a gift to the clients fortunate enough to see him. Thanks!!!

Kayana S on Google Reviews :

I’ve been seeing Nate for a few months now, and I couldn’t recommend him more! As a qualified massage therapist, I am often very sceptical of other therapists. However, I have been blown away by the knowledge and treatments I have been offered over this time. Nate has a deep understanding of the human body and health that puts me at ease. The treatments have almost completely rid me of muscular tension in places that regular massage hasn’t, along with relieving stress and aiding my overall wellbeing. Absolutely fantastic job, can’t wait to come back!

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1 day ago

Alpine Fault quake risk higher than experts thought

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New research reveals the chances of the South Island’s Alpine Fault generating a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years are much higher than previously thought.
New research led by Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer Dr Jamie Howarth shows the probability of that… View more
New research reveals the chances of the South Island’s Alpine Fault generating a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years are much higher than previously thought.
New research led by Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer Dr Jamie Howarth shows the probability of that earthquake occurring before 2068 is about 75 per cent.
Until now, it had been thought to be about 30 per cent, based on sequences of sediment deposited adjacent to the Alpine Fault in northern Fiordland.
Scientists from Victoria University, the University of Otago, GNS Science, the University of California, and the United States Geological Survey also calculated there is about an 82 per cent chance the earthquake will be of magnitude-8 or higher.

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1 day ago

What's On: WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE?

David from Brooklyn

A young boy must return a notebook to a classmate, but does not know where he lives. Abbas Kiarostami’s breakthrough film is a miraculous child’s-eye adventure of the everyday. https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE?
  • Embassy Grand
1 day ago

Tātou Rohe – Our Region

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

Have a read through our latest issue of Tō Tātou Rohe – Our Region for a digest of what we’ve been up to, and what’s coming up: bit.ly...

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