Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu

27 days ago

Virtual libraries thrive in Kapiti

Alan from Raumati Beach

Kāpiti Libraries Manager Ian Littleworth reports a 500% increase in new users accessing online books and audio services.

Paraparaumu Library ( photo )and other libraries are closed physically but open online

While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed the doors of the four District … View more
Kāpiti Libraries Manager Ian Littleworth reports a 500% increase in new users accessing online books and audio services.

Paraparaumu Library ( photo )and other libraries are closed physically but open online

While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed the doors of the four District libraries, he says, staff are finding creative ways to connect with their communities. More -- bit.ly...

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27 days ago

On Friday, I had the pleasure to co-host a fantastic panel discussing the most critical current issues for business operations and survival post COVID19 lockdown for BSN NZ

Glen from Paraparaumu

While local Kapiti business owners submitted the questions, the content is relevant to all NZ SME businesses.

If you are running a small/medium-sized business, I recommended you take a short break and watch.

Areas covered include:
HR/Employee Relations
Mental Wellbeing
Managing Cash Flow
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While local Kapiti business owners submitted the questions, the content is relevant to all NZ SME businesses.

If you are running a small/medium-sized business, I recommended you take a short break and watch.

Areas covered include:
HR/Employee Relations
Mental Wellbeing
Managing Cash Flow
Operating a business while meeting COVID-19 obligations
Government funding available to help business recovery
Re-building your business after lockdown
Marketing with restricted fund

It is free to watch at Business Support Network NZ www.bsn.nz...

30 days ago

Where are you planning to head for your domestic holiday?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

In lieu of overseas tourists, Hawke's Bay tourism bosses are hoping visitors from Wellington will fill the gap during once NZ hits alert level 1.
Like many tourist hot spots, the region is grappling with how to keep tourism afloat when international travel is likely to remain limited for … View more
In lieu of overseas tourists, Hawke's Bay tourism bosses are hoping visitors from Wellington will fill the gap during once NZ hits alert level 1.
Like many tourist hot spots, the region is grappling with how to keep tourism afloat when international travel is likely to remain limited for months, if not years, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. What's top of your list for places to holiday within New Zealand?

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28 days ago

Join Healthy For Life - a new programme for over 65s

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show … View more
Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy for Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
Exercise safely at home

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28 days ago

Housing the homeless, feeding the hungry

Alan from Raumati Beach

Grace MacCormick reports the Wellington City Mission has helped more than 50 men move from the city’s streets into housing since the Covid Lockdown.

And the MIssion has provided five times the usual number of food parcels to families and individuals. More -- bit.ly...

28 days ago

Best price Kapiti Taxis

Graham Cook from Mi Swift Taxi, Shuttles and Driving Services

Book a Taxi or Shuttle with Miswift Taxis and save up to 30% on normal taxi fares. Download the app from the app store and save 40%. Phone Graham on 021404390, book online at Miswift.org or even better book via the app and Save 40% on normal taxi fares.

28 days ago

Your Local Beaurepaires is Now Open 6 Days a Week!

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Paraparaumu

Hey Neighbours!

We're excited to help keep you moving again and safe on the road!

Our stores are open 8am - 5pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturday.

Contactless servicing, as well as increased cleaning and hygiene practices, physical distancing, PayWave and contact tracing have been … View more
Hey Neighbours!

We're excited to help keep you moving again and safe on the road!

Our stores are open 8am - 5pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturday.

Contactless servicing, as well as increased cleaning and hygiene practices, physical distancing, PayWave and contact tracing have been implemented in all stores.

To find out more click the READ MORE button below.

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29 days ago

NEW! SuperSeniors Newsletter COVID-19 special edition

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has the details on the Winter Energy Payment that starts again today!

Click here to read: bit.ly...

To get our Newsletter emailed to you, if you receive the NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension, update your email in MyMSD here: my.msd.govt.nz...

If you do not receive either of these entitlements but you want to receive our Newsletter you can subscribe here: bit.ly...

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29 days ago

Can you catch the COVID-19 virus from touching/stroking an animal (i.e. can it be carried on a dog or cats coat)?

Sylvie-Patricia from Waikanae

Currently, there is no evidence that companion animals, such as cats and dogs, can infect humans with COVID-19 virus.
This includes transmission via the skin or fur of pets.
However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, we encourage all companion animal owners to interact with your … View more
Currently, there is no evidence that companion animals, such as cats and dogs, can infect humans with COVID-19 virus.
This includes transmission via the skin or fur of pets.
However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, we encourage all companion animal owners to interact with your pets as normal but continue good hygiene practices including washing hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after touching them, their food, toys and bedding.

If you are sick or under medical attention for COVID-19, arrange for another person to care for your companion animal, if possible.
If you are unable to do this then, as a precaution, you should avoid contact with animals in your household, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food.
References SPCA Website

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29 days ago

Job opportunities – essential fixed-term roles

AMI Paraparaumu

Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New … View more
Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New Zealand.

We offer training and support to set you up for success, office locations around NZ, flexible working options and a great team culture.
Apply today

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29 days ago

Job opportunities – essential fixed-term roles

AMI Paraparaumu

Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New … View more
Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New Zealand.

We offer training and support to set you up for success, office locations around NZ, flexible working options and a great team culture.
Apply today

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29 days ago

Find your new favourite artworks online

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kapiti

For the first time in its history, this year will see the Auckland Art Fair go online. From 11am NZST on Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May, Artfair.co.nz will be hosting a Virtual Art Fair where you will discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying works that would … View moreFor the first time in its history, this year will see the Auckland Art Fair go online. From 11am NZST on Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May, Artfair.co.nz will be hosting a Virtual Art Fair where you will discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying works that would have otherwise been seen at the 2020 Auckland Art Fair.

The Virtual Art Fair is in recognition of the artists who have already made special works for the Auckland Art Fair that couldn’t happen, and the galleries who have supported them in doing so.

“It comes at a time of global uncertainty, when the importance of art, community and culture are especially apparent,” their team said in a recent statement.

The Auckland Art Fair is designed to be “a celebration – as best we can – of the talent and diversity of art making by artists from our region; not only across New Zealand and Australia, but also around the wider Pacific-rim. We hope that, wherever possible, some of these artists and galleries will be supported by someone buying a work of art.”

Browse, look, enquire and consider as you get to know new galleries and artists in support of contemporary culture at a time when the artists and galleries really need it.

Find out more at www.artfair.co.nz.

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29 days ago

Major work ready to start on Mt Albert sludge pipeline repair

The Team from Wellington Water

A temporary speed hump installed in Adelaide Road today signals the start of major repair works on the Mt Albert high-pressure sludge pipelines, following the arrival in Wellington of a team of specialist international technicians and essential materials and equipment.

Wellington Water’s Manager… View more
A temporary speed hump installed in Adelaide Road today signals the start of major repair works on the Mt Albert high-pressure sludge pipelines, following the arrival in Wellington of a team of specialist international technicians and essential materials and equipment.

Wellington Water’s Manager Major Projects, Stephen Wright, says the temporary change is a final part of preparations for repairing the pipes and ending the sludge trucking operations, between Moa Point and the Southern Landfill, that were put in place to avoid any discharge of sludge into the sea after the pipelines failed.

“Bringing the specialist team and materials here from Germany during the global pandemic and our own lockdown has been a real challenge. We’re extremely grateful to the Government for granting the special permission necessary to bring them here so quickly.”

On arrival in the country, the technicians spent 14 days in quarantine in Auckland before travelling on to Wellington, where they arrived last night.

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