56 days ago

New helpline launched for Kāpiti residents who need help.

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi neighbours,
The council has launched a new helpline, details are in the story below.

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11 minutes ago

Mulled Wine Concert in Paekakariki SUNDAY JUNE 7 at 2.30pm

Mary from Paekakariki

Kapiti concertgoers have been eagerly awaiting the return of concerts and events and
musicians of all stripes have been longing to play for audiences again. Mulled Wine Concerts in Paekakariki will bring together some stellar names from the world of classical music in New Zealand for a concert at the famous Paekakariki Memorial Hall on Sunday June 7 at 2:30 PM. The remaining restrictions will limit the paying audience to 80 people, so everyone is advised to get their tickets as soon as possible.

The programme features Jian Liu, Director of Classical Performance and Head of Piano at the New Zealand School of Music. Together with longtime friend Mary Gow, organiser of the Mulled Wine Concerts and also of major events in Brussels, Belgium, the duo have brought together Monique Lapins, violinist in the NZ String Quartet, Gabriela Glapska, a pianist from Poland who has recently completed her PhD in piano performance the NZSM and Ken Ichinose, Associate Principal Cello of the NZ Symphony Orchestra.
Concertgoers will be treated to an afternoon of fine music in a beautiful seaside setting.
Jian Liu starts the programme with pieces by Douglas Lilburn and Zianzhong Wang before being joined by Mary Gow to present Beethoven's Sonata for Four Hands, Op.6. The friends - Gabriela, Monique and Ken perform Haydn's "Piano Trio in A major", Schumann's
"Three Romances for Violin and Piano" and Janáček's "Podádhka for Cello and Piano".The performance ends with the magnificent "Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor" by Rachmaninoff.

The shutdown has been problematic for musicians and concertgoers alike. But it has had a lucky side-effect of keeping several of these high-level musicians, who would normally be travelling the world, at home in New Zealand and available for this concert. Local concertgoers are lucky indeed!

Mulled Wine Concerts presents Jian Liu, Mary Gow and Friends
Paekakariki Memorial Hall
96 The Parade, Paekakariki 5034
SUNDAY JUNE 7, 2020 at 2:30PM

Tickets Pre-sales (until 6 June) Adults $25, Students (under 14) $10. Door sales $30.
Online sales: marygow@gmail.com INFO : 021 101 9609.

Available from Magpie at Paremata, 99 Mana Esplanade; D'Arcys Paekakariki Fruit Supply, 11 Beach Rd Paekakariki; Milk and Ginger, 18 Margaret St Raumati Beach; Moby Dicken's Bookshop, Paraparaumu Beach; La Chic Hair Design, Kapiti Lights, JENOA Shop. 2 Mahara Place, Waikanae.

2 hours ago


The Team from Wellington Water

Work is under way to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.

Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria St and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.

The burst caused a minor overflow. Signs warning of the risk have been placed on the waterfront and a visual inspection showed no sign of any discharge. Water quality testing will be undertaken from today.

The pipe will be excavated today to assess the extent of the burst, then repairs carried out. All going well work may be completed today, but it could take longer to complete reinstatement of the area.

We’ll provide a further update on repair progress around midday.

15 hours ago

Winter Ready Your Home!

Lynne from Raumati Beach

Before and After
Winters coming! Make sure your house is sealed and protected for the wet and cold months ahead!
Hint of Tint Painters - Message us on Neighbourly or Call Lynne on 021721016