Oriental Bay, Wellington

5 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Kelson based photographer Andrew Gorrie took this picture of a group of tūī . Did you know a flock of tūī is an ecstasy or a battery of tūī?

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9 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings … View more
Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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5 hours ago

Get Upcycling to win in 2022!

Resene

Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go … View more
Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go all out! Check out some of the previous entires here.

Take part in the 2022 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
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7 hours ago

What's On: TE HORO COUNTRY MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

A truly friendly community country market where people gather to chat, browse the 30+ stalls, score a bargain and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee along with some treats.
TE HORO COUNTRY MARKET
  • Te Horo Community Hall
11 hours ago

$1$2$3 Mid Year Sale this weekend

Naichao from Oriental Pantry

Dear Neighbours,

Welcome to our one-off Mid Year sale this weekend, Friday to Sunday, 1st - 3rd July!
There're nearly 100 kinds of products on sale, only $1, $2, $3!

Please visit one of our stores:
123 Wills St, Te Aro, Wellington
3 Hillary Ct, Naenae, Lower Hutt

Cheers!

Price: $1

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1 day ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, and pick up a bargain or a gift.
WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
8 days ago

COVID-19 delays to recycling

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Unfortunately, 50% of our waste contractors are currently unwell with COVID-19 or other seasonal bugs, which means there will be significant delays to kerbside waste collections.

Kerbside rubbish and co-mingle recycling (wheelie bins and bags) are being prioritised, but there may be some delays.… View more
Unfortunately, 50% of our waste contractors are currently unwell with COVID-19 or other seasonal bugs, which means there will be significant delays to kerbside waste collections.

Kerbside rubbish and co-mingle recycling (wheelie bins and bags) are being prioritised, but there may be some delays. If yours is missed, please leave it out overnight for collection the next day.
Glass collections will be put on hold from Monday 27 June for an estimated two weeks.

You can still drop your glass items off for free at the Recycling Centre at the Southern Landfill or stockpile clean items until collections restart.

We wish our contractors a speedy recovery.

Thank you all for your patience 🙏

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18 hours ago

KITCHEN CABINETRY AND BENCHTOP

Andrew from Hataitai

As a result of renewing the kitchen the current kitchen cabinetry and bench top (but not any appliances) are available either as a complete lot or individually. Would particularly be suitable for a bach or beach house. The cabinetry will be available for pickup in early August once the builder has… View moreAs a result of renewing the kitchen the current kitchen cabinetry and bench top (but not any appliances) are available either as a complete lot or individually. Would particularly be suitable for a bach or beach house. The cabinetry will be available for pickup in early August once the builder has removed them from the kitchen. The cabinetry is in fair to good condition. Items available are 2 x 4 door pantries, fridge surround, small cupboard above oven, 3 pot/tray drawers, under bench set of 5 drawers, 2 under bench cupboards and bench top with stainless steel tray and 2 sinks. Please contact Andrew on 021496061

Negotiable

1 day ago

Reading Tips

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

Reading helps your child’s wellbeing, develops imagination, and has educational benefits too. Just a few minutes a day can have a big impact on children of all ages ?

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1 day ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Wellington

Is Addictive Eaters Anonymous for you?

Only you can decide whether or not Addictive Eaters Anonymous is for you. For many of us, accepting that we were addictive eaters is the best thing we have ever done; it was our first step on the road to recovery.

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8 days ago

Matariki ki Pōneke starts tonight!

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

It's nearly here! ✨🔥

Our Matariki ki Pōneke celebrations start this Thursday 23 June with Ahi Kā, an immersive journey through fire, light and stories along the Wellington Waterfront.

Each night from Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 June between 6pm – 9pm enjoy large scale projections, … View more
It's nearly here! ✨🔥

Our Matariki ki Pōneke celebrations start this Thursday 23 June with Ahi Kā, an immersive journey through fire, light and stories along the Wellington Waterfront.

Each night from Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 June between 6pm – 9pm enjoy large scale projections, soundscapes, performances, installations and of course – Ahi (Fire). Check out the sneak peek of the Storybox projection on Te Papa!

Then on Friday 24 June at 7.15pm, celebrate the Māori New Year with a dazzling fireworks display. There will be food trucks along the waterfront on Friday only and reusable cups and crockery for you to borrow to keep waste at a minimum.

And to top it all off, there will be free music performances and art activities on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, featuring local artists like Amba Holly, Louis Baker, DJ Gooda, IA and much more!

3 days ago

What's On: AMERICAN HONEY (Andrea Arnold, USA2016)

David from Brooklyn

A Texas teenager joins a magazine sales crew in pursuit of the American Dream. "In the center of it all is Sasha Lane, impossible not to watch." -CutPrintFilm. See https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
AMERICAN HONEY (Andrea Arnold, USA2016)
  • Embassy Grand
3 days ago

THIRSTINESS’ (noun): A strong desire to quench … and quench we will!

KDJ Catering

Head to the sunniest place in New Zealand for the inaugural Taranaki Beer Festival, featuring the best craft breweries from Taranaki and around the country, as we take over the TSB Stadium for Taranaki’s happiest celebration of the craft beer industry.

Taranaki Beer Festival will showcase … View more
Head to the sunniest place in New Zealand for the inaugural Taranaki Beer Festival, featuring the best craft breweries from Taranaki and around the country, as we take over the TSB Stadium for Taranaki’s happiest celebration of the craft beer industry.

Taranaki Beer Festival will showcase craft beers, cider and seltzer from over 30 breweries from all around New Zealand on the 1st & 2nd July 2022, TSB Stadium, New Plymouth.

Session times:
Friday 1 July 2022: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday 2 July 2022: 3:00pm – 10:00pm

Indoor stands, food village, mingle areas, entertainment and more!

Bring a mate, bring your bestie, hey even bring the Wife (or Hubby) – there is something here for everyone – Cheers.

Last chance to secure your tickets here

#DrinkResponsibly
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7 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I used to avoid posting photos where I had accidentally captured a nictitating membrane - I thought they looked like weird sausage-skin sideways eyelids. Then I read that they are amazing built-in bird goggles, so the bird can blink and still see, or even … View more
Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I used to avoid posting photos where I had accidentally captured a nictitating membrane - I thought they looked like weird sausage-skin sideways eyelids. Then I read that they are amazing built-in bird goggles, so the bird can blink and still see, or even shutter their eyes in extreme conditions to protect their eyes while flying or diving. Apparently we used to have them too - the pink blob in the inner corner of our eyes is a vestigial membrane. I suppose we evolved out of needing them - still they might have been handy the other day when I was trying to take photos on the beach during a gale. Pūkeko/purple swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus) at Waimanu Lagoon."

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4 days ago

What's On: Linkline Social Club

Keith from Tawa

Active, independent, mature and on your own? Enjoy social activities with similar others, including restaurant dinners, cafe lunches, walks, games, outings, movies, etc. Please phone beforehand: Jocelyn 577 1876.
Linkline Social Club
  • Club Dinner this month at Sprig and Fern
14 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture from Louise Thomas.
"The clouds have hung so low and angry, that it has looked like grubby twilight all day. Still, everyone just goes about their business despite the shortness of the day and the bleak lighting. The weather didn't phase the fantail/pīwakawaka … View more
Words and picture from Louise Thomas.
"The clouds have hung so low and angry, that it has looked like grubby twilight all day. Still, everyone just goes about their business despite the shortness of the day and the bleak lighting. The weather didn't phase the fantail/pīwakawaka (Rhipidura fuliginosa), plenty of moths, midges, and spiders still to grab and other beings to investigate."

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