Raumati South, Paraparaumu

11 hours ago

Does Kāpiti need a hospital?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

In 2017, more than 22,000 people signed a petition calling for a community hospital here on the coast.
Supporters said our growing population and a likelihood we'll be cut off from Wellington in a natural disaster warranted the service.
The petition was presented to Parliament last year but … View more
In 2017, more than 22,000 people signed a petition calling for a community hospital here on the coast.
Supporters said our growing population and a likelihood we'll be cut off from Wellington in a natural disaster warranted the service.
The petition was presented to Parliament last year but garnered no results.
What do you think? Is a hospital a necessity for Kāpiti or are medical services good enough as they are?
Should this become an issue for our electorate candidates in this year's election?
Please let us know what you think and remember to mark your post NFP if you don't want it appearing in print.

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7 hours ago

Logging me out

Dianne from Paraparaumu

Wondered if anyone else is having issues with neighbourly. It keeps logging me out every now & then. Can't understand why!

1 day ago

Product of the week

Marie from Waikanae

This weeks pick for top product is Harraways Organic Rolled Oats. Bagged in paper and only a couple of dollars more than the non organic version, they are great value for money and very environmentally friendly. Great nutty taste too. I use them in muesli and most baking.



PS - for those… View more
This weeks pick for top product is Harraways Organic Rolled Oats. Bagged in paper and only a couple of dollars more than the non organic version, they are great value for money and very environmentally friendly. Great nutty taste too. I use them in muesli and most baking.



PS - for those who raised the important point about waxed paper in my post supporting Much Moores Ice Cream 1 litre cardboard pack: I found that by soaking the cardboard briefly the brown backing easily peeled off. I put this in my home compost where it seems to be breaking down fine, and sent the rest of the cardboard to the recycle bin.

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1 day ago

What's On: Steady As You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join an Age Concern Wellington Say Go class for strength, balance, flexibility... Help prevent falls, improve your fitness, make new friends. Falls aren’t a natural part of ageing! Call 044996646
Steady As You Go Exercise
  • St Peter's
14 hours ago

Did the Basin Reserve miss an opportunity to makes the loos more equal?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

An $7.5 million dollar renovation brought the 95-year-old Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve up to modern standards - except for the women's toilets. The stand reopened on Friday, an hour before the first test against India began. During the test the only part of the interior open to the … View moreAn $7.5 million dollar renovation brought the 95-year-old Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve up to modern standards - except for the women's toilets. The stand reopened on Friday, an hour before the first test against India began. During the test the only part of the interior open to the public was the new toilets. Sadly, that means less access for women. Men's toilets have two access points from the outside while women queue in the corridor, missing the on-field action. What was your experience?

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5 days ago

Try and watch the video without smiling...

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The grey pavement, sky, and drizzling rain are no match for the fluorescent orange figure grooving to unheard music on the side of Wellington's Evans Bay Parade.
Follow the read more link to check out his moves.

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7 hours ago

Community Plate silver cutlery

Mary from Paraparaumu Beach

Pattern - Hampton Court

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Weather reports for Kapiti

Marie from Waikanae

Population of Masterton, 25,700, population of Levin, 21,200, population of Kapiti, 49,700. How come both Levin and Masterton have independent listings and commentary on TV1's weather report, while Kapiti is lumped in with Wellington, 70 kms away and with a very different weather pattern.… View morePopulation of Masterton, 25,700, population of Levin, 21,200, population of Kapiti, 49,700. How come both Levin and Masterton have independent listings and commentary on TV1's weather report, while Kapiti is lumped in with Wellington, 70 kms away and with a very different weather pattern. Previously when Kapiti WAS mentioned, the angle on the map was so skewed it was impossible to read the temperatures. All in all, we get very poor service from one news in Kapiti. I dont bother to watch any more and go to metservice on my phone, much more informative.

1 day ago

Downlight Promotion

Daniel from Mr Watts Electrical

Hi Neighbours, we're still running our LED downlight promotion. So happy to meet so many of you and upgrade your old lights so far.

There are many positives to upgrading, but for me the biggest difference is new LED downlights are air tight, instead of the old ones that have to have an air … View more
Hi Neighbours, we're still running our LED downlight promotion. So happy to meet so many of you and upgrade your old lights so far.

There are many positives to upgrading, but for me the biggest difference is new LED downlights are air tight, instead of the old ones that have to have an air gap and a gap of insulation because they make so much heat. Resulting in multiple spots in a ceiling for the heat (or cool) from inside your home to escape greatly reducing your homes insulation. (See the photos below).


Other reasons to upgrade.
1. Led lights are 85% more efficient✔️
2. Better light spread (lights your house better.✔️
3. No need to change a bulb (these lights are long life)✔️
4. They add value to your home✔️
5. Safe (they don't generate dangerous amounts of heat like halogen lights) ✔️
6. Stylish and low profile✔️

Happy to come round and give you a free quote and advice on what is the best option for your household.

Daniel Watson
Mr Watts Electrical
0278414557

admin@mrwattselectrical.com

9 hours ago

Get 50% Off Windscreen Cleaning Fluid!*

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Paraparaumu

Are your wiper blades streaking, squeaking or skipping? Tridon Wiper Blades are now available at Beaurepaires!

For a limited time, Beaurepaires Club Members get 50% off windscreen cleaning fluid with every wiper blade purchased!

Not in the Beaurepaires Club yet? No problem, join today at … View more
Are your wiper blades streaking, squeaking or skipping? Tridon Wiper Blades are now available at Beaurepaires!

For a limited time, Beaurepaires Club Members get 50% off windscreen cleaning fluid with every wiper blade purchased!

Not in the Beaurepaires Club yet? No problem, join today at beaurepaires.co.nz/beaurepaires-club and collect this great deal!

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10 hours ago

Avanti black thunder mountain bike

Michael from Waikanae Beach

Bike in good condition large alloy frame
24 speed everything working
$150 ono

Negotiable

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10 hours ago

What's On: HEALTHY AGEING FOR ALL TALK

Gary from Waikanae

The talk will include Illness Prevention (Coronovirus), The importance of a Healthy gut, Maintaining a Healthy Immune System, Nutrition and Hydration, Heart Health. To register Ph/Text Gary on 021 1155049
HEALTHY AGEING FOR ALL TALK
  • Room 4, Johnsonville Community Centre
12 hours ago

Te Marua Water Treatment Plant Open Day

The Team from Wellington Water

Due to the response for our Te Marua Open Day we’re excited to offer four more time slots for a tour of the treatment plant this Sunday.

As with the first lot of tours, these will go fast – so book in your tour now!

For further information and to book your spot, visit … View more
Due to the response for our Te Marua Open Day we’re excited to offer four more time slots for a tour of the treatment plant this Sunday.

As with the first lot of tours, these will go fast – so book in your tour now!

For further information and to book your spot, visit wellingtonwater.co.nz/temaruaopenday

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13 hours ago

Yoga in the park

Anja from Waikanae

A Beautiful day for Yoga at Waikanae Park at 5:30pm.

All ages and ability levels welcome. It will be suitable for beginners. We meet every Monday 5:30pm and Wednesday 5:30pm at Waikane Park, Park ave entrance. Please bring your own mat or a towel.

Free event!

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1 day ago

Demon Product of the Week

Marie from Waikanae

Has anyone found an alternative use for plastic bread tags? They end up collecting in my peg bowl on the windowsill, but never get reused as the alternatives are much better. There are probably millions of these going to landfill every week. Enough to cover a football field or two. These tags are… View moreHas anyone found an alternative use for plastic bread tags? They end up collecting in my peg bowl on the windowsill, but never get reused as the alternatives are much better. There are probably millions of these going to landfill every week. Enough to cover a football field or two. These tags are totally unnecessary. Date and batch numbers can be printed on the bags and compostable paper ties used instead.Being light and portable, like plastic shopping bags, they are also an item most likely to end up in the ocean. As bite sized pieces, which float, and bob along nicely, they then become fodder for fish. Also, while bread manufacturers are reviewing their packaging options, what about making the bread bags home compostable? Corn starch bags for bread would be fine and these can actually be reused once or twice before making it to the compost heap. Lets all suggest to the supermarkets that they get rid of plastic bread tags and display bread in compostable bags.

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13 hours ago

What's On: Waikanae Easter Market

Jane from Waikanae Beach

The Waikanae Easter Market is on Saturday April 11 from 9.00 to 2.00 pm in Mahara Place. Over 90 stalls plus music by Dean Ward - always great fun!!
Waikanae Easter Market
  • Mahara Place, Waikanae
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