Te Aro, Wellington

3 hours ago

Local hero: Mary Potter nurse, Amanda Haye

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

When Amanda Haye finishes work at the end of the day, she knows she has done some good. Amanda works as a Hospice @ Home nurse with Mary Potter Hospice – a team which provides care for patients and their families in their home.
"It is great being able to be a comfort, and provide … View more
When Amanda Haye finishes work at the end of the day, she knows she has done some good. Amanda works as a Hospice @ Home nurse with Mary Potter Hospice – a team which provides care for patients and their families in their home.
"It is great being able to be a comfort, and provide compassionate and quality nursing care in one of the most difficult periods of a person's life. It is an absolute privilege to do it in their own home. To serve patients in the community is phenomenal."
Many people assume the Hospice is a sad place to work. This couldn’t be further from the truth, according to Amanda.
“It is helping people feel like they are truly living. That may mean helping them organise a fishing trip, a family holiday or a meal at their favourite restaurant. We want people to enjoy every part of their life. Even when their life is coming to an end” Working alongside a multidisciplinary team was a huge help, Amanda says.

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1 hour ago

Changes to kerbside rubbish - green waste

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

At the moment, Wellingtonians put around 130 tonnes of green waste from their gardens in their kerbside rubbish each week which breaks down in the landfill, producing methane gas - a big contributor to climate change.

As part of our new waste bylaw, yellow rubbish bags cannot contain more than … View more
At the moment, Wellingtonians put around 130 tonnes of green waste from their gardens in their kerbside rubbish each week which breaks down in the landfill, producing methane gas - a big contributor to climate change.

As part of our new waste bylaw, yellow rubbish bags cannot contain more than 10% green waste.

But don’t worry! When you bring your green waste to the Southern Landfill it will be turned into Capital Compost – and it only costs $5 to dispose of up to 85kg!

For more information about the bylaw and alternative ways to deal with your green waste, visit:

wellington.govt.nz/waste-bylaw#kerbside

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3 days ago

Nine minutes of fireworks cost cash-strapped council $175,000

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you support the council paying for fireworks?
Wellington City Council spent more than $175,000 on a fireworks display that exploded over a city facing a funding crisis, a rates hike, and a range of controversial cuts.
The council is considering a rates rise of up to 17 per cent and is scrambling… View more
Do you support the council paying for fireworks?
Wellington City Council spent more than $175,000 on a fireworks display that exploded over a city facing a funding crisis, a rates hike, and a range of controversial cuts.
The council is considering a rates rise of up to 17 per cent and is scrambling to save money as it deals with a wave of big costs such as ageing pipes, a Central Library refit, and the Let’s Get Wellington Moving transport package.
The council last week ditched an idea, proposed by Mayor Andy Foster, to save $120,000 in the coming year by getting rid of a programme of free pool entry for under-fives. But others remaining in the queue for possible cuts include a new Chinese gardens, cutting of some library funding for books, and some capital replacements.

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3 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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2 hours ago

Wellington region under restricted fire season

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A restricted fire season is in place for Wellington, with people requiring a fire permit if they wish to light an outdoor fire.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 9am Monday and covers multiple areas in the region.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says permit holders … View more
A restricted fire season is in place for Wellington, with people requiring a fire permit if they wish to light an outdoor fire.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 9am Monday and covers multiple areas in the region.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says permit holders should follow the instructions provided carefully.

"The dry vegetation acts as fuel for a wildfire, meaning if a wildfire did start it could spread very quickly... We’ve seen this with a few vegetation fires in the area recently, including one in Makara earlier this month where firefighters and helicopters worked hard over two days to put it out," he says.

What you need to know:
- The restrictions cover the following areas: Kāpiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley.
- You cannot light an outdoor fire unless you have a permit.
- Gas and charcoal barbecues are permitted.
- Individuals that operate heavy machinery are advised to exercise caution when out in dry terrain. Fire crews advise to undertake work in cooler temperatures and in minimal wind.

To find out more about outdoor fire safety, please go to Fire and Emergency New Zealand's (FENZ) website by clicking the button below.

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16 hours ago

Dog crate needed

Guy from Kelburn

Hi, we're getting a new puppy and are looking for a second hand dog crate. Ideally need a XL or approx 105L x 70W x 75H. Please message me if you have one you no longer need. Thanks Guy

2 hours ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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2 hours ago

A tribute to three special Wellingtonians

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Simon Woolf has posted a series of photos as a tribute to Shirley Martin, Neil Gray and his mother Inge Woolf.

"I wish to pay tribute today to three remarkable Wellingtonians who passed away in the past few days. Shirley Martin, Neil Gray, and my mother, Inge Woolf were inspirational … View more
Simon Woolf has posted a series of photos as a tribute to Shirley Martin, Neil Gray and his mother Inge Woolf.

"I wish to pay tribute today to three remarkable Wellingtonians who passed away in the past few days. Shirley Martin, Neil Gray, and my mother, Inge Woolf were inspirational wonderful Wellingtonians.
Wellington Free Ambulance, wouldn't be the strong, vibrant paramedic service that it is today, without Shirley. She also supported so many other Wellington causes too.
Neil Gray also had huge strengths within our community, and his contribution to The Arts, The Law and Charities cannot be under estimated.
My mother, Inge Woolf, was also a proud Wellingtonian, who contributed greatly to charities, Photography, Arthritis NZ and The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.
All three, were wise, warm and wonderful people, who gave of themselves generously, and especially in their care of people, and for our city.
Shirley, Neil and Inge, all knew each other, respected each other, and had similar values and high standards. They will all be so missed.
Today Wellington has turned on a spectacular day to honour them.
These photos were taken at places so special to my mother."

5 days ago

Dog survey closing soon

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

There's still time to complete our local dog owner survey!

We want to hear from local kūri/dog owners to help us better understand how Wellingtonians use our dog services and how they could be improved.

It only takes 5 minutes to complete and closes on Friday 26 February. Head to: … View more
There's still time to complete our local dog owner survey!

We want to hear from local kūri/dog owners to help us better understand how Wellingtonians use our dog services and how they could be improved.

It only takes 5 minutes to complete and closes on Friday 26 February. Head to: wellington.govt.nz...

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10 hours ago

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By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations… View more
Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations evolve.
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20 hours ago

Wanted: Sodastream (60 litre)

Melanie from Northland

Do you have a Sodastream machine sitting in your kitchen cupboard wanting a new home? Asking on behalf of.

Free

2 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Grover

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.
This week we feature Grover who belongs to Jeremy Brabant. "This is Grover who lives in Paraparaumu Beach and loves posing for the … View more
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.
This week we feature Grover who belongs to Jeremy Brabant. "This is Grover who lives in Paraparaumu Beach and loves posing for the camera."

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1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Harry

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Harry from the Wellington SPCA.

"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 … View more
Meet Harry from the Wellington SPCA.

"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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5 days ago

What's On: I AM LOVE Italy 2009

David from Brooklyn

As wife in a wealthy Milanese family, Tilda Swinton is at the centre of Luca Guadagnino's lush drama. “An exquisite, all-enveloping feast of sensual pleasures.” –The Times. Trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
I AM LOVE Italy 2009
  • Embassy Grand
1 day ago

Our services and facilities at Alert Level 2

Seamus Boyer from Wellington City Council

Kia ora Pōneke. We're now in in Alert Level 2 until 6am Sunday, 7 March.

Please remember to stay home if you're unwell, practise good hygiene, and record your movements.

All our updated facility and service info is here: wellington.govt.nz...

Here is our Level 2 events info: … View more
Kia ora Pōneke. We're now in in Alert Level 2 until 6am Sunday, 7 March.

Please remember to stay home if you're unwell, practise good hygiene, and record your movements.

All our updated facility and service info is here: wellington.govt.nz...

Here is our Level 2 events info: wellington.govt.nz...

The official Alert Level 2 guidelines are here: covid19.govt.nz...

We can do this, Wellington!

#BeKind #OurWellington #TōTātouPōneke

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1 day ago

Wings over Wairarapa - CANCELLATION

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Please see below a message just to hand from Jenny Gasson Event Manager Wings Over Wairarapa:

Tonight (Saturday, 27 February 2021) the Prime Minister announced an alert level change. Auckland is to Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country to Alert Level 2.

As a result of this, The Board of Wings… View more
Please see below a message just to hand from Jenny Gasson Event Manager Wings Over Wairarapa:

Tonight (Saturday, 27 February 2021) the Prime Minister announced an alert level change. Auckland is to Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country to Alert Level 2.

As a result of this, The Board of Wings over Wairarapa has made the difficult decision to cancel Sunday’s air show

Our team is absolutely gutted, especially after an amazing day today, but your health and safety, and the health and safety of our volunteers, crew and pilots is paramount. We are also following Government and Ministry of Health guidelines

As per previous information we have shared with you, the Wings team will be in contact with all ticket holders for Sunday’s airshow regarding refunds.

If you are already in the Wairarapa...or would still like to come then here is a page with other good things to do in the region and offers for tickets holders . wairarapanz.com... We'd love to see you!

Destination Wairarapa Team

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