Karori, Wellington

15 hours ago

More windy weather coming

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It has been a windy few weeks and the Met Service is predicting that it is not over yet.

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6 hours ago

Adjustable computer desk

Katie from Wilton

We have two large adjustable computer desks up for grabs. Sturdy, good condition, perfect for a working at home set-up :)
$85/desk

Price: $85

4 days ago

How do we take the junk out of mail?

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We are proposing that unaddressed mail or advertising mail may not be put in letter boxes that are clearly marked with the words “no circulars” or “no junk mail”.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management … View more
We are proposing that unaddressed mail or advertising mail may not be put in letter boxes that are clearly marked with the words “no circulars” or “no junk mail”.

Do you agree or disagree?

Visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... to have your say on our proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020.

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8 hours ago

Poll: Do you believe Let's Get Wellington Moving will ever happen?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The $6.4 billion Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme is under review, despite $4 million a month being leaked into the project.

Sources told Stuff the monthly cost was revealed to Wellington City councillors by a staff member in recent days, with one source also revealing the 20-year … View more
The $6.4 billion Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme is under review, despite $4 million a month being leaked into the project.

Sources told Stuff the monthly cost was revealed to Wellington City councillors by a staff member in recent days, with one source also revealing the 20-year project was set to be reviewed. LGWM refused to comment on the monthly costs, but confirmed in a statement that three independent consultants are reviewing the programme.

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Do you believe Let's Get Wellington Moving will ever happen?
  • 69.2% No - it is is an expensive pipe dream
    69.2% Complete
  • 21.2% Yes - it is a great idea
    21.2% Complete
  • 9.6% Not sure
    9.6% Complete
52 votes
8 hours ago

2 black shelving units

Julie from Karori

These two wooden shelving units are in excellent unmarked condition and surplus to requirements.
Measurements :
Height: 150 cm
Width: 63 cm
Depth: top shelf: 10cm
Second shelf: 18 cm
Third shelf: 26 cm
Bottom shelf: 33.5 cm
The units can be carried by 1 person ( pick up is drive on Karori)
They … View more
These two wooden shelving units are in excellent unmarked condition and surplus to requirements.
Measurements :
Height: 150 cm
Width: 63 cm
Depth: top shelf: 10cm
Second shelf: 18 cm
Third shelf: 26 cm
Bottom shelf: 33.5 cm
The units can be carried by 1 person ( pick up is drive on Karori)
They could be dismantled with a Philips screwdriver if you prefer to do that.

Price: $60

9 hours ago

We're moving to Alert Level 1!

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Kia kaha Pōneke!
We are moving to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight (21 September) until further notice from the Government.
Our services and facilities will return to normal with contact tracing encouraged.

💛 The Harbourside Market will reopen on Sunday 27 September

💛 All our pools and … View more
Kia kaha Pōneke!
We are moving to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight (21 September) until further notice from the Government.
Our services and facilities will return to normal with contact tracing encouraged.

💛 The Harbourside Market will reopen on Sunday 27 September

💛 All our pools and recreation centres will remain open with programmes and fitness classes resuming normal scheduling

💛 Rubbish and recycling collection services are operating as usual

💛 Southern Landfill, the Tip Shop and Recycling Centre will resume normal service

💛 All Library branches are open with all programmes and events resuming normal scheduling over the next few weeks

For more information on the operation of our services and facilities visit:
wellington.govt.nz...
Great work Pōneke!

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8 hours ago

FREE Horsetail Reed Plants

Nicola from Karori

FREE Horsetail Reed plants for the taking.
Structural slender stems great for architectural landscaping.
Must be contained in planters or post as it is very invasive.
DM me if you would click some.
Thanks Nic

Free

8 hours ago

2 black shelving units

Julie from Karori

These two wooden shelving units are in excellent unmarked condition and surplus to requirements.
Measurements :
Height: 150 cm
Width: 63 cm
Depth: top shelf: 10cm
Second shelf: 18 cm
Third shelf: 26 cm
Bottom shelf: 33.5 cm
The units can be carried by 1 person ( pick up is drive on Karori)
They … View more
These two wooden shelving units are in excellent unmarked condition and surplus to requirements.
Measurements :
Height: 150 cm
Width: 63 cm
Depth: top shelf: 10cm
Second shelf: 18 cm
Third shelf: 26 cm
Bottom shelf: 33.5 cm
The units can be carried by 1 person ( pick up is drive on Karori)
They could be dismantled with a Philips screwdriver if desired.

Price: $60

10 hours ago

Masks no longer compulsory for commuters

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Following the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from Tuesday September 22 2020. While some passengers may continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all … View moreFollowing the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from Tuesday September 22 2020. While some passengers may continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all passengers should now be on personal hygiene measures and tracking journeys. Metlink is encouraging all passengers to log their travel, using the Government’s COVID-19 tracing app for contact tracing purposes. For further updates check out the Metlink website metlink.org.nz/covid-19

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11 hours ago

Why Wool is Cool

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington

• The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
• Wool flourishes where there is rain and sunshine. These two elements sustain the grassy fields that sheep graze on. Shearers shave off the wool every year before the weather gets too hot. Wool is the ultimate … View more
• The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
• Wool flourishes where there is rain and sunshine. These two elements sustain the grassy fields that sheep graze on. Shearers shave off the wool every year before the weather gets too hot. Wool is the ultimate renewable fibre.
• Wool from about 61 sheep extend all the way from the earth to the moon.
• Wool may be made from mixtures of hair from sheep, alpaca, llama, camel, cashmere, mohair, angora, vicuna, yak, guanaco, beaver or otter. No animals are harmed in the harvesting of wool.
• Wool is flame-resistant. It will not melt and stick to your skin like synthetic fibres. Instead, wool will usually smoulder and extinguish itself when the source of the flame has been removed. The fibre of choice for casinos and airlines.
• The fastest recorded time to shear a sheep is 39.31 seconds by Hilton Barrett of Australia.
• Wool is composed of same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin.
• Have you ever wondered why your wool socks withstand foot stench longer than cotton or synthetic socks? Wool is naturally mildew and mould resistant because it is a natural moisture repellent, MEANING LESS STINK. Wool also reduces dust mite activity (they do not like wool!).
• Over its lifetime, a sheep’s fleece will absorb approximately 30Kg of carbon dioxide.
• Renewable, recyclable, and naturally biodegradable; choosing wool minimizes the amount of waste that sits in landfills. Wool biodegrades in weeks to less than 1 year depending on environmental conditions. This is due to its high nitrogen content.
• Wool products can last for 15 to 20 years (or more)
• Wool can absorb indoor contaminants, including formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide and locks them away in the fibre core. It is naturally soil and stain resistant, attracts less dirt and dust due to anti-static properties and requires less cleaning than synthetic fabrics.
• Wool fibres have a crimped texture so when it’s packed more tightly together lots of tiny pockets of air form. This structure means that it can absorb and release wick away moisture, allowing your skin to breathe so you feel fresh as a daisy.
• Due to its crimped structure, wool is naturally elastic, and so wool garments have the ability to stretch to your shape but can then return to their original state. It is also resistant to tearing and requires less processing to make it useable.
• Wool’s high nitrogen and water content makes it naturally flame resistant. Wool does not ignite easily and will self-extinguish. Should wool burn it does not melt while burning. Wool produces less smoke and toxic fumes during combustion than synthetic fibres, making it a far safer choice.

11 hours ago

Wellington Chamber Music this Sunday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

With the move to Level 1 Wellingtoin Chamber Music has confirmed the performance by NZTrio this Sunday.

NZTrio - 3 pm to 5 pm Sunday 27 September 2020 at St Andrew's on The Terrace.

Tickets $40, Under 26 $10. This is the first appearance in the series by new NZTrio – Amalia Hall … View more
With the move to Level 1 Wellingtoin Chamber Music has confirmed the performance by NZTrio this Sunday.

NZTrio - 3 pm to 5 pm Sunday 27 September 2020 at St Andrew's on The Terrace.

Tickets $40, Under 26 $10. This is the first appearance in the series by new NZTrio – Amalia Hall (violin), Somi Kim (piano) and Ashley Brown (cello).

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16 hours ago

Sale in Karori: property goes for $2.05 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home on Caughley Grove in Karori has fetched 31 per cent above its capital valuation (CV). The property at No. 9 fetched $2.05 million, compared to a CV of $1.56 million.

At 380sqm, it is much larger than most homes in Karori, where the median home is 160sqm.

This property sold on August 4, … View more
A home on Caughley Grove in Karori has fetched 31 per cent above its capital valuation (CV). The property at No. 9 fetched $2.05 million, compared to a CV of $1.56 million.

At 380sqm, it is much larger than most homes in Karori, where the median home is 160sqm.

This property sold on August 4, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

16 hours ago

Mental Health Awareness Week

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and the focus this year is He Tirohanga Anamata (Reimagine Wellbeing Together).

It has been a challenging time and it’s normal to feel stressed or lonely. Be kind to yourself and make sure you check in with your whānau and loved ones, not only this week,… View more
It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and the focus this year is He Tirohanga Anamata (Reimagine Wellbeing Together).

It has been a challenging time and it’s normal to feel stressed or lonely. Be kind to yourself and make sure you check in with your whānau and loved ones, not only this week, but every week.

You can find all of our resources at: wellington.govt.nz...

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17 hours ago

Cutting hair for 50 years

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Lance Barnard might be the oldest barber in Wellington.

“It only feels like yesterday that I was the youngest,” Barnard jokes with a client. A fortnight ago Barnard moved from the barber shop on Courtenay Place where he spent the last 40 years cutting hair, to Cuba Barbers on Cuba Street.

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Lance Barnard might be the oldest barber in Wellington.

“It only feels like yesterday that I was the youngest,” Barnard jokes with a client. A fortnight ago Barnard moved from the barber shop on Courtenay Place where he spent the last 40 years cutting hair, to Cuba Barbers on Cuba Street.

Does anybody know if there has been a barber cutting hair longer than Lance.

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3 days ago

Poll: Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City is proposing a by-law banning unaddressed or advertising mail being put in letter boxes marked "no circulars" or '"no junk mail".
The by-law is part of a waste management plan to reduce the amount of material going in to landfills.

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Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?
  • 74.5% Yes
    74.5% Complete
  • 25.5% No
    25.5% Complete
717 votes
5 days ago

Support Mary Potter Hospice annual appeal

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Volunteers for the annual street appeal will be hitting the street to raise money this Friday and Saturday..

The hospice supported 42 per cent of people who died in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti last year.

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