Karori, Wellington

1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Marge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in … View more
Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in your interactions with me is really important, as I can get nervous and unsettled when approached too quickly or intensely.
I'm not your typical lap cat during the day, but at night I want nothing more than to be by your side, whether that's sleeping on you or near you. I love bean bags, and temptation treats (in moderation of course!). I'm not always down to play, but when I'm in the mood, I love ping pong balls and stringy toys!
I'm looking for a quiet home with indoor/outdoor access, and that gives me space and independence when I need it. I would prefer a home without other animals or children as my mood can sometimes change quickly if I feel threatened or am unsure of my surroundings."

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9 hours ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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13 hours ago

Looking for some off cuts/roll of Anaglypta wallpaper RD0170

Carol from Karori

Hi,
I only need a square metre or so of this anaglypta to do a patch up job. Does anyone have any of this hidden in a cupboard or in the loft?
It would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Carol

4 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some … View more
Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some days are blessed with a little extra and the unexpected. Today I came across an unbanded pair of kākāriki/red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) fossicking in the undergrowth, then feeding in the trees – blissfully unaware they are relicts of better times. Hopefully proof-positive they are spreading in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Wellington Botanic Gardens."

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1 day ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
Check out our Job Board

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1 day ago

5 Star Google Review

Andrew from Personal Property Management

5 Star Google Review
It is so nice to get great reviews from our owners and tenants. At PPM, we work hard to make sure that we are doing our best for our owners. This means finding fantastic tenants and ensuring that the property meets the new legal requirements. I have posted one review below but … View more
5 Star Google Review
It is so nice to get great reviews from our owners and tenants. At PPM, we work hard to make sure that we are doing our best for our owners. This means finding fantastic tenants and ensuring that the property meets the new legal requirements. I have posted one review below but please check out our Google page to see many more at Personal Property Management - Google reviews.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

"We have worked with Andrew Monastra of PPM for almost a year now. It took our family a while to make the decision to change to a property manager, and the whole time Andrew was patient, answering our questions and giving us the time we needed to switch. Since becoming our property manager, there have been law changes for landlords. Andrew has taken the initiative with many helpful suggestions to ensure we are compliant, and actively assisting us to find tradespeople to carry out works at a reasonable price. He has done the usual things like finding good tenants, doing property inspections and acting as our representative in a responsible manner. Andrew understands that he is working for us as landlords. He is knowledgeable, gets on with it, keeps us informed and also responds quickly when we contact him. Andrew has reduced our stress as landlords enormously. He is also a thoroughly nice guy, and we would highly recommend him as property manager."

Give Andrew a call if you need any help with your rental on 0274888933

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2 days ago

Cat friendly flat rental

Jo from Northland

Hi there I am looking for a one to two bedroom place to rent for both myself and well behaved young cat. I am a mature professional (teacher) whose current dwelling has just sold. I am happy to consider moving in or looking for a place with another mature professional if there is any interest. … View moreHi there I am looking for a one to two bedroom place to rent for both myself and well behaved young cat. I am a mature professional (teacher) whose current dwelling has just sold. I am happy to consider moving in or looking for a place with another mature professional if there is any interest. (I come fully furnished, minus the dining table and chairs) any leads or interest would be very appreciated.

1 day ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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1 day ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
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3 days ago

Pet of the Day. Meet Shalom

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Jonathan, submitted his seven year old Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Shalom enjoying the sunshine at the Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone.

We wouldn’t change her for the world!Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to… View more
Jonathan, submitted his seven year old Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Shalom enjoying the sunshine at the Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone.

We wouldn’t change her for the world!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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3 days ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Find out more

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3 days ago

Equifest is postponed to February 2022

Equifest

The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one … View more
The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one weekend?

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and get ready to celebrate everything we love about horses!
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3 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Tazzy

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Rosa Stewart, from Stokes Valley, is the proud mum of Tazzy.

"Yesterday I was doing my usual stalking of the backyard birds with my camera behind my washing line as they were flying in for their daily feed of the seed that I had just thrown on the lawn and wondered why they just suddenly all … View more
Rosa Stewart, from Stokes Valley, is the proud mum of Tazzy.

"Yesterday I was doing my usual stalking of the backyard birds with my camera behind my washing line as they were flying in for their daily feed of the seed that I had just thrown on the lawn and wondered why they just suddenly all flew off in all directions! What had scared them off was the sight of this magnificent but rotound feline lurking quite near by.

She is very much a Jeckyll and Hyde character, very friendly when she is tucked up with me at night and just loves having her belly rubbed. But outside she runs away when approached and totally disappears when friends or family drop in for a coffee!"


We wouldn’t change her for the world!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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3 days ago

Super Saturday get vaccinated

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

There are a large range of events happening across the region.
Click on Red More to see where events are happening near you.
Greater Wellington Super Saturday events include:
- Newtown School community vaccination – soccer, activities, food and music
- Heretaunga Christian Centre Upper Hut … View more
There are a large range of events happening across the region.
Click on Red More to see where events are happening near you.
Greater Wellington Super Saturday events include:
- Newtown School community vaccination – soccer, activities, food and music
- Heretaunga Christian Centre Upper Hut vaccination festival – spot prizes, sausage sizzle, and live music
- Do it 4 the East’ Porirua youth-led event – activities, food stalls and live music
- Takapuwahia Marae Porirua vaccination festival – free hangi and a rongoa approach
- Kapiti Community Vaccination event – Mr Whippy, food trucks, and a DJ.
The Sky Stadium drive-through vaccination clinic is also open from today until Monday and has the capacity to administer 2000 vaccinations a day.

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