Porirua City Centre, Porirua

21 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Waikanae Beach Four Square!

Prospa

Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for … View more
Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Tran operates Four Square Waikanae Beach and is hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeeper” by his customers. Now Tran has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Tran is a proud winner of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quotes - "Quoc Tan of Waikanae Beach Kapiti coast.
An exceptional guy who has worked very hard (& his wife too) since arriving in NZ from Vietnam. They operate a hugely friendly & now smartly updated Four Square superette. A very necessary & important store at Waikanae Beach."

"Quoc and his family are an integral part of our community"

"Quoc Tan - he represents all that embodies the very core of the reason NZ is proud to call itself an all-embracing, multi-cultural melting pot"
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23 days ago

Two women in Wellington test positive for Covid-19

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Two women who have broken New Zealand's Covid-free status are now self-isolating in the Hutt Valley - and it's hoped that won't affect confidence in Wellington.

The two women, one in her 30s and one in her 40s, arrived in Auckland from the UK on June 7, before they were granted an … View more
Two women who have broken New Zealand's Covid-free status are now self-isolating in the Hutt Valley - and it's hoped that won't affect confidence in Wellington.

The two women, one in her 30s and one in her 40s, arrived in Auckland from the UK on June 7, before they were granted an exemption to leave quarantine on June 13 and drive themselves to Wellington following the death of a family member.

The pair tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the capital. One of the women has been experiencing symptoms, while the other was symptom-free.

To read more, click here.

Are you worried about a renewed risk of Covid-19 in the community?

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23 days ago

Nominations for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards are now open!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders … View more
Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders and rising stars to bigger and better things.

Head to www.womenofinfluence.co.nz... more information

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23 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
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24 days ago

Have you survived a life shock?

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is exploring what it means to be resilient in times of uncertainty and loss. Perhaps you've suffered a devastating financial loss, overcome a health issue, or had to start over again? We're keen to hear what made you keep going, and what advice you would have for … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is exploring what it means to be resilient in times of uncertainty and loss. Perhaps you've suffered a devastating financial loss, overcome a health issue, or had to start over again? We're keen to hear what made you keep going, and what advice you would have for others. If you're happy to be identified and share your story, please share your story in the comments below, or contact kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

30 days ago

Building 101: So you want to build a sleep out...

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

When I heard there would be changes to the consent rules around building sleep outs, I was excited. I've always wanted a tea house in my back yard... a garden room where I can do a bit of potting, maybe read a book, or just cool off in the shade.
Turns out it's not quite as simple as a … View more
When I heard there would be changes to the consent rules around building sleep outs, I was excited. I've always wanted a tea house in my back yard... a garden room where I can do a bit of potting, maybe read a book, or just cool off in the shade.
Turns out it's not quite as simple as a trip to the hardware store to burn a hole in your credit card. If you're thinking of putting something up on your property, check in here first:

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28 days ago

67 year young lady to do 89km ultra marathon around Porirua

Lean from Titahi Bay

My mum, 67 year young Gayle van Heerden is planning on doing the virtual Comrades around Porirua this Sunday (14 June). The Comrades is an 89km ultra marathon held annually in South Africa, attracting thousands of competitors from around the world. This year it has been cancelled due to Covid 19,… View moreMy mum, 67 year young Gayle van Heerden is planning on doing the virtual Comrades around Porirua this Sunday (14 June). The Comrades is an 89km ultra marathon held annually in South Africa, attracting thousands of competitors from around the world. This year it has been cancelled due to Covid 19, and the organisers decided to hold a virtual comrades instead, where competitors can do 89km wherever they are and post their times and routes back to the event site.

My mum is currently in Titahi Bay, so decided to do it around the area. She plans on power walking the full 89km in under 14 hours. Her route will take her from Titahi Bay through Porirua, up to Pukerua Bay, back to Linden, and eventually finishing doing untold number of laps around Aotea lagoon.

If you are in the area and you see a tiny old lady with a stapled-together foam cap, walking like the blazes in the area between 5am 7pm, please give a shout of support.

30 days ago

Sofa wanted

Amanda from Tawa

Hay ya I'm looking for a 3seater an a 2 seater or 2 3 seaters or a 3 seater an 2 single chairs if any one is selling or getting rid of

30 days ago

Hidden in New Zealand: A magical boot hotel

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Just 30 minutes from Nelson, you'll find this unique hotel - the brainchild of passionate and super-friendly locals Judy and Steve Richards. Would you stay?

27 days ago

Luxury for less

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Luxury lodges, usually full of overseas tourists and facing the off-peak winter season are slashing prices as much as 60 per cent, making a night at these lodges a little more accessible.

28 days ago

Would you dare?

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

It's a cross between a fighter jet and torpedo - that looks like a shark - and this Queenstown ride has been discounted to encourage more Kiwis to travel.

25 days ago

Thanks for Supporting Local New Zealand!

Support Local from Neighbourly Nz

Over 450 New Zealand businesses have now downloaded Support Local Shop Local posters, stickers and signs! Have you spotted one in your neighbourhood yet?

If you're a small business owner, make sure you help tell your local story by checking out the brilliant toolkits at support-local.nzView more
Over 450 New Zealand businesses have now downloaded Support Local Shop Local posters, stickers and signs! Have you spotted one in your neighbourhood yet?

If you're a small business owner, make sure you help tell your local story by checking out the brilliant toolkits at support-local.nz created by our mates at Stanley Street (they're local too!)
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26 days ago

CASH for RECORDS!

Stu from Titahi Bay

Kia Ora,

Does anyone have any records they are wanting to sell or want to get rid of? I will pay fair prices for good quality records.

Text or call me on 0273354325 or email to parst496@gmail.com. Feel free to message me on here or comment below. Interested in jazz, funk, soul, disco, world … View more
Kia Ora,

Does anyone have any records they are wanting to sell or want to get rid of? I will pay fair prices for good quality records.

Text or call me on 0273354325 or email to parst496@gmail.com. Feel free to message me on here or comment below. Interested in jazz, funk, soul, disco, world music and hip hop however will consider any genre.

Ngā mihi nui
Stu

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26 days ago

Annoying humming thumping noise

Christine from Titahi Bay

Read article in Stuff today about Turangi. They have exactly the same problem as we do. With noise keeping most of us awake every night.

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