Paekakariki, Paekakariki

13 hours ago

How is your pet reacting to you being around all the time?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Coco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are… View moreCoco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are your pets coping?

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9 days ago

METLINK PUBLIC TRANSPORT FREE UNTIL JUNE

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.

Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.

For more … View more
As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.

Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.

For more information about this and what services are running, please read the full update on our website below.

2 hours ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
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2 hours ago

Kindness goes a long way at STIHL SHOP Kapiti

STIHL Shop Waikanae Mowers

Here at STIHL SHOP Kapiti, we're on a mission to share a little more kindness.
It's more important than ever to connect and work together in a time of crisis.

At STIHL SHOP Kapiti we're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them,… View more
Here at STIHL SHOP Kapiti, we're on a mission to share a little more kindness.
It's more important than ever to connect and work together in a time of crisis.

At STIHL SHOP Kapiti we're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them, be it a check-in phone call to your neighbour, or dropping some groceries at the door of someone who us self-isolating.

Nominate your person today on our Facebook Page to be our weekly STIHL Kind Neighbour.

Plus, if your nomination is chosen then you'll both receive a $50 STIHL SHOP Gift card from us! Entries open till 30/04/20. Award winners will be nominated on Facebook every Friday 10/4, 17/4, 24/4 and 1/5.
(Eight $50 gift cards to be won).

Remember, stay safe and stay in your bubble. #UniteagainstCovid19 #LoveKapiti
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2 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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8 hours ago

How should the council help the district recover?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

The council has issued a press release today which we have copied in full below.
The mayor says staff "starting to look at how we support the community and district to recover following lifting of the lockdown. This will include looking at a range of possible actions to support our community … View more
The council has issued a press release today which we have copied in full below.
The mayor says staff "starting to look at how we support the community and district to recover following lifting of the lockdown. This will include looking at a range of possible actions to support our community and help get the local economy going.
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What would you like to see council do to help the district recover? We'd love to hear your thoughts.
Press release:
Kāpiti Coast Mayor K Gurunathan is encouraging Kāpiti residents to keep fighting the good fight against COVID-19 after a week of self-isolation.
“Our daily lives have changed dramatically in the last seven days and the evidence tells us if we don't stay home the price will be high.
“As a community, we have one job to do and that is to stay home. This is how we’ll break the chain of community transmission and save lives.
“I know it’s not been easy, particularly for those that are vulnerable or have no support at home, those that have lost their livelihoods and those essential workers that are leaving their families every day to serve our community, but I am humbled by the neighbourhood and community spirit that continues to shine in Kāpiti.
“As we head into a second week of lockdown, looking out for one another, staying connected and doing the right thing is what will get us through this.
“Reach out to your usual supports over the phone or online. If you have older relatives or neighbours make sure you pick up the phone to check that they are ok or if they need essential supplies.
“The supermarkets continue to be very busy so take a list so you can shop fast and while you are in the store make sure your stay two metres away from your fellow shoppers. Use a contactless payment method, not cash, if you can. And, please be patient and kind.
“While most people in self-isolation will be able to get through with the support of family, whānau and friends, the Wellington Region Civil Defence and Emergency Management Welfare function is up and running and the welfare team will be there as a backup to support people who need help with basic supplies and are unable to manage those needs through their usual sources. You can call the Wellington Region COVID-19 Helpline on 0800 141 967 between 7.00am-7.00pm. We expect to have an additional helpline specifically for the Kāpiti District up and running by tomorrow.
“Over the past week we’ve seen plenty of people take to the streets, our river trails and the beach to look after their mental and physical wellbeing. I for one have really enjoyed walking my dog on a lead.
“However, this is not without risk and we’ve received a number of reports of people not observing the two metre physical distancing rule and going beyond what could be considered ‘staying local’.
“This is not ok and I urge everyone to stick to the rules. If it’s too busy out there, consider taking some exercise at a later time.
“My Council team is continuing to do their bit behind the scenes to make sure your essential functions including your drinking water supply, waste water services and emergency works, will continue throughout the lockdown period.
“We’re also starting to look at how we support the community and district to recover following lifting of the lockdown. This will include looking at a range of possible actions to support our community and help get the local economy going.
“We don’t know how long we’re going to be in Alert Level 4 but what we do know is that if we don’t follow the rules we are likely to be living in our bubbles for a lot longer. So, let’s do the right thing by our community and stay home and save lives.”

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15 hours ago

In 2053

Annette from Waikanae

In the year 2053

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10 hours ago

2 metres might be bigger than you think!

The Team from Kāpiti Coast District Council

We all have to act like we have the virus to break the chain, so when you’re out on narrow tracks like the Waikanae River track, please give people passing by at least 2 metres of space. On bridges, take turns crossing as they are narrow spaces. Biking on narrow tracks next to walkers is not … View moreWe all have to act like we have the virus to break the chain, so when you’re out on narrow tracks like the Waikanae River track, please give people passing by at least 2 metres of space. On bridges, take turns crossing as they are narrow spaces. Biking on narrow tracks next to walkers is not ideal, so consider changing your route to a road or wider track.

Overall Kāpiti, we’re all doing an incredible job and following safe practices, staying home and staying in our bubbles when we go out locally. Kia kaha. We’re all in this together.

This is what you can control, this is how you will save lives.

#StayHomeNZ 💛

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4 days ago

Tell us the story behind your bear

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark … View moreWe're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP).

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13 hours ago

Goodbye Listener

Annette from Waikanae

Very sad news. We have been subscribers of the Listener for over 20 years. The Listener plus a lot of the magazines we have grown up with will no longer be published.
www.stuff.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Non Essential Business trading

Russell from Paraparaumu

I was out and about after been in quarantined for 3 days I when to Countdown Paraparaumu to buy some essentials on the way their I saw a business in Kapiti Lights with their door open it looked like that they were open for business. I can guarantee that they weren't on the approved list, if … View moreI was out and about after been in quarantined for 3 days I when to Countdown Paraparaumu to buy some essentials on the way their I saw a business in Kapiti Lights with their door open it looked like that they were open for business. I can guarantee that they weren't on the approved list, if people are about drive buy and if they are open take a picture and Dob them into the 105 Police hotline and maybe boycott that business in the future because they are put the rest of our community at RISK

14 hours ago

Miswift Taxis and Shuttles

Graham Cook from Mi Swift Taxi, Shuttles and Driving Services

HI there to all at this time. We would just like to let you know that we are here to help you. We are an essential service and willing to help if we can. If you need to get to the shops or Auckland Airport to get a flight home, we can help.

1 day ago

Would you like to be famous - for 15 minutes

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

A famous artist of the 1960s, Andy Warhol, once predicted "everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes" . And this is your opportunity for your 15 minutes in the spotlight. The Dominion Post's popular 15 Minutes of Fame series is returning, and we're looking for … View moreA famous artist of the 1960s, Andy Warhol, once predicted "everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes" . And this is your opportunity for your 15 minutes in the spotlight. The Dominion Post's popular 15 Minutes of Fame series is returning, and we're looking for subjects. This much-loved special feature made a splash over summer with people from all over the region sharing their fears, frustrations, and fantastic achievements on the Capital Day page. Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read, as well as to join in on. It's easy. We have a list of 100 questions.You pick 10 random numbers, and we'll send you the questions. All you need to do is email us your replies and a favourite picture. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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6 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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1 day ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
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