Paraparaumu, Paraparaumu

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2 days 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

15 hours ago

bread snatch

John from Paraparaumu

just read on facebook someone posing as salvation army worker to all the bread from countdown yesterday what low life we have in parapram

15 hours ago

How is everyone bearing up?

Rebecca from Raumati South

We can't but smile when hearing the children's shriek of excitement as they see what's different in our window each day.
For the adults there's a brain teaser. Message me for the answer.

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1 day ago

In 2053

Annette from Waikanae

In the year 2053

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16 hours 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.

17 hours 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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1 day 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/.
Reach out

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1 day 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
Find out more

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1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day 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...

1 day 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.

2 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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7 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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