Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu

6 days ago

Critical projects during Covid-19 response

The Team from Wellington Water

During the heightened response to Covid-19, we are still progressing with critical projects. Some of the work involved in these projects may include a short interruption to your water supply.

Usually we let our customers know about this with a letter a couple of days beforehand. But, to ensure the… View more
During the heightened response to Covid-19, we are still progressing with critical projects. Some of the work involved in these projects may include a short interruption to your water supply.

Usually we let our customers know about this with a letter a couple of days beforehand. But, to ensure the safety of our community and frontline essential staff, letter drops have stopped.

We’ll continue to do our absolute best to inform you about planned service interruptions using other methods such as:
• Loud speakers
• Signs up in the street
• Social media
• Website updates

Of course, during service failures like bursts the water can be interrupted without warning. In times like these we will respond by having water available on site and letting you know about it via social media.

Council contact centres are will have this information too – so please give them a call in the first instance.

6 days ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kapiti

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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6 days 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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6 days 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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6 days 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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7 days 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...

7 days 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.

7 days 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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12 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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7 days 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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7 days ago

The Dominion Post

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

In these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Dominion provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed… View moreIn these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Dominion provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as the situation evolves.

If you want to receive The Dominion Post delivered to your home, you can visit The Dominion Post.

You can also sign up for Stuff’s Covid-19 newsletter here, so you get a daily update on the latest developments delivered straight to your email address.

Tell our editorial team what’s going on in your community - please send an email to newstips@stuff.co.nz.
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7 days ago

Reach out to those who need help

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need … View more
Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/reachout

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9 days ago

Kāpiti Coast District Council closes gates to parks and cemeteries

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi folks,

The council has just issued a release which reads in full:

From tonight, the Kāpiti Coast District Council will be locking vehicle access gates at those parks that have them, and the gates into cemeteries across the district to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading in the … View more
Hi folks,

The council has just issued a release which reads in full:

From tonight, the Kāpiti Coast District Council will be locking vehicle access gates at those parks that have them, and the gates into cemeteries across the district to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading in the community.
Kapiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan says Alert Level 4 means limiting travel within our district.
“The advice from the Ministry of Health and other Government agencies is clear. The best way to reduce the risk of exposure is to stay at home. Travelling further afield increases the risk of community transmission, and the length of time we may remain at Alert Level 4.
“While the gates to our parks and cemeteries will be locked to vehicle access people can still use them to get out for a walk, bike or run. But, we do ask that people keep their movements local and close to home and adhere to the 2 metre physical distancing rule,” says the mayor.
The council will also be locking access to the ten Council-owned tennis courts in the district.
“Playgrounds, water fountains, skate parks, basketball courts, tennis courts and shared recreation spaces pose a risk of Covid-19 spreading and people shouldn’t be congregating in these areas in close proximity.
We all have a role to play to make sure we have the best chance of stopping the virus and saving lives and we’re asking our community to show a little patience and kindness and to respect the rules.”
For the latest government advice on COVID-19 visit www.covid19.govt.nz....
For up-to-date information about our Council’s response to COVID-19 and how this impacts our services and facilities visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz....

8 days ago

Feijoas

Anja from Waikanae

Anyone out there who doesn't like feijoas? Happy to pick them up

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