Porirua City Centre, Porirua

44 days ago

Tawa Rotary donates Emergency Response Kits for cyclone relief

Ian Munro from Rotary Club of Tawa Inc.

Following Cyclone Harold that caused major damage in the Pacific on April 9th, Rotary has distributed 600 Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) for needy families in Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu. Distribution has been a massive undertaking given the scale of the need, the damage to infrastructure, disruption … View moreFollowing Cyclone Harold that caused major damage in the Pacific on April 9th, Rotary has distributed 600 Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) for needy families in Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu. Distribution has been a massive undertaking given the scale of the need, the damage to infrastructure, disruption to normal transport systems, and the remoteness of some of the islands and villages.
These kits are designed to include everything that is needed for basic survival and are valued at $600. The 600 ERKs must now be replaced with urgency, ready for the next disaster.
The Rotary Club of Tawa has donated three. If you or your company could help by donating towards this great cause we would be very grateful. Donations can be made through:
givealittle.co.nz...
TAWA ROTARY: supporting global initiatives for 50 years

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46 days ago

First-home buyers - new or pre-loved?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

As a first-home buyer it pays to weigh up your options to see whether buying new or buying 'character' is best for you.

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45 days ago

Chimney Cleaning

Fire Safety from Fire Safety - Wellington Region

With the evenings getting cooler, we have had a number of enquiries regarding chimney cleaning during the Level 4 Covid 19 Lockdown. Fire and Emergency NZ has received an update regarding chimney sweepers being essential service for health and safety reasons.

Tradespeople:
Tradespeople can do … View more
With the evenings getting cooler, we have had a number of enquiries regarding chimney cleaning during the Level 4 Covid 19 Lockdown. Fire and Emergency NZ has received an update regarding chimney sweepers being essential service for health and safety reasons.

Tradespeople:
Tradespeople can do maintenance if it is to maintain the necessities of life or critical to safety. This includes electricians, plumbers and builders.

If you have safety concerns about your fire place or chimney, contact your local chimney sweep or plumber and have a discussion with them on the way forward. They may have questions such as have you got any other form of heating? What are the symptoms/how urgent is the job?

If you have the tools and experience and are going to clean out your chimney yourself, be safe. We dont want to have to turn up to load you into an ambulance or lower you off the roof!

47 days ago

Have your renovations been put on hold?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Construction work was halted under lockdown - which means many people have been left living in half finished spaces. Tony Burton, Liz Hitchings, and their daughter Rosa Burton, 11, were set to return from a cruise to a brand new kitchen - instead, the cruise was cancelled, and the renovations were … View moreConstruction work was halted under lockdown - which means many people have been left living in half finished spaces. Tony Burton, Liz Hitchings, and their daughter Rosa Burton, 11, were set to return from a cruise to a brand new kitchen - instead, the cruise was cancelled, and the renovations were put on hold halfway through. Have you been left in renovation or building limbo?

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45 days ago

A note from Noel Leeming

Noel Leeming

We’ve been privileged to help Kiwis get the essentials needed to work, study, and stay connected. It’s led to huge demand and some orders are taking longer to deliver. We’d really like to apologise to the customers who’ve experienced these delays.

To help get it sorted faster we’ve … View more
We’ve been privileged to help Kiwis get the essentials needed to work, study, and stay connected. It’s led to huge demand and some orders are taking longer to deliver. We’d really like to apologise to the customers who’ve experienced these delays.

To help get it sorted faster we’ve quadrupled our Customer Care team, and expanded our order fulfilment network so we can get thousands more orders delivered each day. Plus our remote Tech Solutions service will be free until May 11 to lend customers a hand with technology advice or setting up.

Thanks for your patience, everyone. We’re getting there.
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45 days ago

Deliveries from Top Taste

Tani from Top Taste Restaurant

Hi everyone!


We will be open for New Zealand alert level 3. Takeaways (call and collect) as well as deliveries will be our only operation - no dine in. Please feel free to ring us on 04-237-4450 for your orders. You can also place your orders ahead of time and let us know when you would like … View more
Hi everyone!


We will be open for New Zealand alert level 3. Takeaways (call and collect) as well as deliveries will be our only operation - no dine in. Please feel free to ring us on 04-237-4450 for your orders. You can also place your orders ahead of time and let us know when you would like your meals.


Online bank transfers / contact-less mobile eftpos is available. We will be open 7 nights a week delivering from Tawa to Whitby for $8, and Camborne to Plimmerton for $10.


Please remember social-distancing of 2m inside while you place your food orders. We will be implementing a maximum of 3 people in the waiting area.


If you are collecting your telephone order and it is not ready for collection, please remain in your vehicle- we will give you a wave when its ready, or you can wait in the waiting area.


We hope to see you soon for all your Chinese takeaway cravings!


Thank you,


Tani

46 days ago

We're keen to hear about your health care

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking to speak to a patient who has recently had some experience of the health system - either receiving treatment in a hospital or clinic or at an ED - and would be willing to talk about their experience, and how it could have been made better, either by shorter wait … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking to speak to a patient who has recently had some experience of the health system - either receiving treatment in a hospital or clinic or at an ED - and would be willing to talk about their experience, and how it could have been made better, either by shorter wait times, better communication or level of care. We'd need you to be happy to be identified and photographed (from a distance). If you think you can help, please email senior journalist Andrea Vance on andrea.vance@stuff.co.nz.

52 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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53 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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47 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.
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47 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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47 days ago

Pre lockdown throwback

Scott from PlumbSpec

A few more pics of the teams workmanship!
Follow the link for more great stuff!

48 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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52 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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