Te Aro, Wellington

17 hours ago

Who has the best scones in Welligton?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Wellington! This week we're investigating where to buy the best cheese scones in our city and we'd love your help.
Please let us know your recommendations in the comments below - tell us where and why the scones are the best - and our intrepid reporter is going to sample your top … View more
Hi Wellington! This week we're investigating where to buy the best cheese scones in our city and we'd love your help.
Please let us know your recommendations in the comments below - tell us where and why the scones are the best - and our intrepid reporter is going to sample your top five choices. You'll be able to read all about it in this Saturday's Dominion Post.

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10 hours ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • The Loaves and Fishes, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
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10 hours ago

What's On: Pop-up Hub for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington for a cup of tea, light lunch and to make new friends. Free social gathering for seniors. No need to register. Call 044996645 for more information.
Pop-up Hub for Seniors
  • Voglemorn Hall
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10 hours ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Thursdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre
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10 hours ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Wednesdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • All Saints Church
4 days ago

I need a recommendation to repair my audio receiver (amplifier)

Michael from Newtown

Greetings -


My trusty audio receiver (amplifier) that I hook up to my TV just went "kaput" (that's German for "died"). I would appreciate any recommendations where I can get it fixed. Thanks a bunch.


Best wishes - Michael

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14 hours ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 044996648 for information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • Seatoun Village Hall
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14 hours ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Tuesdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • Johnsonville Uniting Church
7 days ago

Homophones

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

Homophones can be confusing! But learning word meanings can help prevent spelling mistakes. What homophones can you think of?

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15 hours ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

15 hours ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness 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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17 hours ago

What's On: I Was Glad

Roxani from Tawa

Orpheus Choir Wellington is having their first self-presented concert in 2021. I Was Glad is a programme of two halves. Soloists are Barbara Paterson, Margaret Medlyn, and Wade Kernot.
I Was Glad
  • Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
1 day ago

Meet the makers at Sustainability Trust’s mid-winter market

Sustainability Trust

Tēnā koutou. Your neighbours at Sustainability Trust here. Just letting you know that our mid-winter market is back and better than ever - and you're invited.

This is your opportunity to meet the makers, the crafters and creators, the people that make us proud to #SupportLocal. There will… View more
Tēnā koutou. Your neighbours at Sustainability Trust here. Just letting you know that our mid-winter market is back and better than ever - and you're invited.

This is your opportunity to meet the makers, the crafters and creators, the people that make us proud to #SupportLocal. There will be music, locally made artisanal gifts and goodies, great conversations and great people.

So go on, cut out the supply chain and meet the people behind the products. Be ethical, shop sustainably & support NZ made.

Admission is free, but please bring cash as many of the stallholders will not have EFTPOS.

Homeware > Art > Toys > Beauty > Clothing > Gifts > Food >Music

All are sustainably sourced and ethically made by conscious consumers for conscious consumers.

Sat, 21 August from 10.30 am to 4 pm - 2 Forresters Lane, Wellington.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz through our online job board, we have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your organisation.
Find your next apprentice with Competenz!

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1 day ago

laundry tub and mixer tap

Thorsten from Northland

In good condition- no longer needed ? offers
560 mm deep 450 mm wide 880 mm high

Negotiable

4 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we again feature words and a picture from Louise Thomas, who recently ventured to Whanganui.

"The Chief Porter and I have been hunting the Nankeen Night Heron for some time. Randomly calling into Ūpokongaro to the spot “Behind the Door on 4” where others before us have clocked … View more
This week we again feature words and a picture from Louise Thomas, who recently ventured to Whanganui.

"The Chief Porter and I have been hunting the Nankeen Night Heron for some time. Randomly calling into Ūpokongaro to the spot “Behind the Door on 4” where others before us have clocked the birds, but, for us, with no success. On Monday we were crest fallen to find the café shut, but thought we would head a little way up Makirikiri Valley Road and drop down into the gulley and scout along the stream that runs into the Whanganui River at Ūpokongaro.
The recent rain had made the stream brown and swollen, water was lapping up onto the shelf with the slight track covered in wandering willy (tradescentia). It was wet, slippery, and muddy and our pants were wet up to the knees just walking through the undergrowth. We were buzzed by fantails and wax-eyes, but saw nothing of the night herons behind the area where the café is.
We pushed a little further upstream, straddling rotten logs which crumbled under our feet and slipping in the thick wet weed. I was about to call time of death on the operation, when the Chief Porter spotted a creamy patch against the dark tangled trees overhanging the stream. It was like magic, three night herons materialised from the gloom, their bodies glowing like warm rich butterscotch.
All three had slicked back black hair, but one roosting in the tree, hunched over like an old man, also had two long thin white feathers waving down his back like crazy antennae. One was actively hunting in the stream, pulling at aquatic plants in the hope they might be tasty, the other perched above and moved along the branches quoorking encouragement about the activities below. Nankeen night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)."

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