Raumati South, Paraparaumu

6 hours ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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10 minutes ago

Dog Walking

Brendan from Paraparaumu

It would be great if all dog owners adhere to the Kapiti Councils new guiedlines and walk thei dogs on leash in all areas while we are all in Lockdown. This avoids any unnecessary contact between dogs and owners.

It would also be great if owners did not drive their dogs to other areas to exercise… View more
It would be great if all dog owners adhere to the Kapiti Councils new guiedlines and walk thei dogs on leash in all areas while we are all in Lockdown. This avoids any unnecessary contact between dogs and owners.

It would also be great if owners did not drive their dogs to other areas to exercise which is still going on.
Be sensible people the more we keep to these guidelines the sooner we get through this.

25 minutes 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.

3 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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33 minutes ago

Alone - At Last!

Annette from Waikanae

From Paris.

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1 hour ago

Looking for carpet

Jacque from Paraparaumu Beach

Hi when lock down is over I am looking fir carpet I am needing 2 pieces approx 4200 mm x 1250 mm and 1360 x1360
It is fine if not those sizes as can cut and add Needed for gardens
I am Paraparaumu Beach area .
Can contact via text on 021 1464909
Thank you

1 day ago

How is your pet reacting to you being around all the time?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Coco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are… View moreCoco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are your pets coping?

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9 days ago

METLINK PUBLIC TRANSPORT FREE UNTIL JUNE

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.

Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.

For more … View more
As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.

Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.

For more information about this and what services are running, please read the full update on our website below.

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1 day 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

6 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

5 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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6 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.

7 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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14 hours 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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