Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu

30 days ago

How has your spending changed under level three?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Even under level three, Wellingtonians spent dramatically less money on almost everything except alcohol and hardware supplies, with the corner dairies among retailers hit the hardest. How has your spending change under level three? Are you splurging on takeaways, a few drinks and a new drill? Or … View moreEven under level three, Wellingtonians spent dramatically less money on almost everything except alcohol and hardware supplies, with the corner dairies among retailers hit the hardest. How has your spending change under level three? Are you splurging on takeaways, a few drinks and a new drill? Or are you saving for tough times ahead?

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28 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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29 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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29 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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30 days ago

Retirees - is it time for something new?

Presbyterian Support Central

Light, bright, modern and just the right size – what more could you ask for?

A cosy one bedroom apartment at Huntleigh Retirement Apartments is available now and waiting for you.

Recently renovated to the highest standard in the central Wellington suburb of Karori, this one won’t be … View more
Light, bright, modern and just the right size – what more could you ask for?

A cosy one bedroom apartment at Huntleigh Retirement Apartments is available now and waiting for you.

Recently renovated to the highest standard in the central Wellington suburb of Karori, this one won’t be around long.

Make the most of independence of living, but without the hassle. No need to worry about the rates, insurance, maintenance this winter - we’ve got it covered.

Additional services also available.
Find out more

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30 days ago

Heavy rain over the weekend

The Team from Wellington Water

The heavy rain over the weekend sure kept our crews busy! They got out there responding to surface flooding, removing blockages and pumping water away from properties that were being threatened by flooding 🌧 Also great to hear a bunch of positive feedback from residents for our folks who were … View moreThe heavy rain over the weekend sure kept our crews busy! They got out there responding to surface flooding, removing blockages and pumping water away from properties that were being threatened by flooding 🌧 Also great to hear a bunch of positive feedback from residents for our folks who were out in the storm taking care of business yesterday.

Shout out to those who took our suggestions on clearing out sumps in their streets – this definitely makes a difference 🍂

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30 days ago

Helping Our Coffee Clubs Survive

Alan from Raumati Beach

After talking to the great folks at No. 6 Cafe in Raumati Beach, I've been thinking (don't laugh).

Why don't we bring in a 'voluntary' 10% donation on all coffees until the end of the year?

Hopefully, this would help the cafes we love to recover from the grievous blows … View more
After talking to the great folks at No. 6 Cafe in Raumati Beach, I've been thinking (don't laugh).

Why don't we bring in a 'voluntary' 10% donation on all coffees until the end of the year?

Hopefully, this would help the cafes we love to recover from the grievous blows inflicted by the Lockdown.

Helen and I are happy to do this. How about you? Customers could just add 'pay it forward' or something similar when they ordered.

If the Lockdown has shown us anything, it's shown us just what we can do when we combine to tackle a problem!

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30 days ago

Celebrate a special mum and win!

Charles Fleming Retirement Village

Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.
Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this … View more
Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.
Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this link to enter our competition.

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30 days ago

Caring for a loved one at home....

Tessie from Raumati Beach

If you are interested in care at home for a loved one, this story may be of interest to you. medium.com...

East West Home is Best.pdf Download View

35 days ago

Kapiti Rate Rise Halved

Alan from Raumati Beach

Kāpiti Coast District Councillors will consider a 2.6 per cent rates rise tomorrow.

This is less than half the rate rise predicted before the Covid-19 lockdown (5.7 per cent). Full story -- bit.ly...

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41 days ago

Help a small business near you

David Downs from SOS Business

Missing your haircut, your morning coffee or dinner out? We've set up a site where you can support your local small business by buying a voucher now for a service you will get in the future - give these small businesses the money they need now to keep the lights on while they have the doors … View moreMissing your haircut, your morning coffee or dinner out? We've set up a site where you can support your local small business by buying a voucher now for a service you will get in the future - give these small businesses the money they need now to keep the lights on while they have the doors shut. Lots of great places to support across the Wellington area here...
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31 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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31 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...

34 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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31 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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