Porirua City Centre, Porirua

44 days ago

Single mum's tiny house lockdown

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Following on from yesterday's tiny house story, here's single mum Shaye sharing her experience in isolation

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46 days ago

All eyes on the tiny house

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Tiny house builders have had a surge in interest during the lockdown, some from families that are 'herding'

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40 days ago

Luxury Care Suites at Elderslea

Oceania Healthcare

We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate … View more
We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Elderslea.

Nestled down a quiet street in Upper Hutt, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home, including a cosy living area, stylish kitchenette and modern ensuite.

Give us a call to see how we can help.

Elderslea is located at 29 Redwood Street, Upper Hutt.
Find out more

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40 days ago

Bin those wet wipes

The Team from Wellington Water

Wet wipes can clog pipes and mean that essential workers have to leave their bubbles to fix them, putting them at risk of COVID-19. Be kind to our essential workers and our environment & put your wet wipes in the bin.

PS. Thanks to Ross, who operates a mini combo flusher truck out of our … View more
Wet wipes can clog pipes and mean that essential workers have to leave their bubbles to fix them, putting them at risk of COVID-19. Be kind to our essential workers and our environment & put your wet wipes in the bin.

PS. Thanks to Ross, who operates a mini combo flusher truck out of our Rongotai depot, for helping out with this campaign.

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40 days ago

Pre lockdown throwback

Scott from PlumbSpec

A few more pics of the teams workmanship!
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41 days ago

Grab yourself a cuppa...

Toastmasters

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an … View more
Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an educational programme that promotes these competencies, and also teaches effective listening, thinking on your feet, leadership skills, and giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Amid lockdown, many of New Zealand’s Toastmasters clubs have transitioned to holding their regular meetings online to allow the continuation of personal and professional development while providing social interaction.

To find a meeting near you, visit http://www.toastmasters.org.nz/find_your_voice
Learn more

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45 days ago

Has your surgery been delayed due to coronavirus?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Director general of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says thousands of people have had to have their elective surgeries cancelled to make room for the Covid-19 pandemic. Have you had a surgery delayed to free up the health system? Share your story below or email bridie.witton@stuff.co.nz

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44 days ago

How are the footpaths in your neighbourhood?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There has been a leap in complaints about dog poop on Wellington pavements as lockdown takes an unexpected and unhygienic turn. The problem is so bad in Broadmeadows they've stopped counting Teddy bears and started counting bare turds. It's led to a raft of posts from community groups in… View moreThere has been a leap in complaints about dog poop on Wellington pavements as lockdown takes an unexpected and unhygienic turn. The problem is so bad in Broadmeadows they've stopped counting Teddy bears and started counting bare turds. It's led to a raft of posts from community groups in Wellington and Porirua, pointing out footpaths are becoming a minefield. What's your neighbourhood like?

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51 days ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Wellington District Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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43 days ago

Thanks to the 'rugby angels'

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

When Meals on Wheels in Porirua lost drivers due to the lockdown, a former All Black and a handful of players from Porirua's Northern United rugby club stepped in to the breach. Now, the 'rugby angels' are delivering meals daily in Tawa and Porirua. What other angels do you know who … View moreWhen Meals on Wheels in Porirua lost drivers due to the lockdown, a former All Black and a handful of players from Porirua's Northern United rugby club stepped in to the breach. Now, the 'rugby angels' are delivering meals daily in Tawa and Porirua. What other angels do you know who have stepped up in these tough times?

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43 days ago

How are your pets handling lockdown? Share your photos below!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping … View more
This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping you work from home, on a local neighbourhood walk getting some exercise, or any cute, fun, and funny photos!

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42 days ago

Whitby Collegiate 2021 Scholarship Applications Now Open

Whitby Collegiate

Whitby Collegiate is offering scholarships to new students in Year 7 & Year 9 for 2021. Learn more and apply online at www.whitbycollegiate.school.nz.... Applications close Monday May 18.

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43 days ago

Help older people in your community through Covid-19

enliven - Presbyterian Support Central

Until the nation moves to at least alert level 2, elderly people will not have the freedom to do many of the daily tasks we take for granted. And the risk to their health and wellbeing will increase.

Enliven’s Wellbeing Assistance team are making sure the older people in your community have … View more
Until the nation moves to at least alert level 2, elderly people will not have the freedom to do many of the daily tasks we take for granted. And the risk to their health and wellbeing will increase.

Enliven’s Wellbeing Assistance team are making sure the older people in your community have everything they need to be well.

We are finding that they need the most practical items:
- Food
- Personal hygiene products, including continence products
- Heaters and warm clothing as winter sets in
- Personal safety alarms (in case of a fall, they can instantly request help)
- Regular phone calls for companionship and safety

You can ensure that food and essential supplies are delivered to older people in your community.
Learn more

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43 days ago

Whitby Collegiate Senior Scholarship Term 3, 2020

Whitby Collegiate

In response to these challenging times, we are providing extra learning support to families by offering a unique scholarship to new Year 11-13 students effective Term 3, 2020. At Whitby Collegiate, our smaller class sizes mean we have a lower student to teacher ratio giving students optimum … View moreIn response to these challenging times, we are providing extra learning support to families by offering a unique scholarship to new Year 11-13 students effective Term 3, 2020. At Whitby Collegiate, our smaller class sizes mean we have a lower student to teacher ratio giving students optimum assistance. Learn more and apply online. Applications close Monday May 18.

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