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5 days ago

Shopping at local Supermarket

Russell from Paraparaumu

How much time should i allow when i go and do my weekly food shop at the supermarket since they have all introduced new health and safety measures because of the lockdown

6 days ago

Rates Freeze

Ewen from Waikanae

The Ratepayers Union has contacted all of the New Zealand Councils. No response so far from the Kapiti Coast Council to the petition and the call for Councils in New Zealand to call off any rates rises to help the Ratepayers in these difficult financial times. I believe they will remain silent … View moreThe Ratepayers Union has contacted all of the New Zealand Councils. No response so far from the Kapiti Coast Council to the petition and the call for Councils in New Zealand to call off any rates rises to help the Ratepayers in these difficult financial times. I believe they will remain silent unless enough of we the Ratepayers urge them to act now to save money. What do people think?

8 days ago

Paint

Andrea from Paraparaumu Beach

Hey wonderful neighbourly people
I hope everyone is safe and taking care
I am looking for some paint to paint a roof and was wondering if anyone had any leftover unwanted paint. Corragated iron paint in a charcoal or similar colour. Am happy to pay
Thank you

6 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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6 days ago

What's it like in your area?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

On Thursday Wellington turned into a wasteland, the sound of wind replacing traffic on the morning commute. Like many of you, our reporters are working from home. But, on lockdown day one, we challenged them to provide you with a sense of what history looks like. Notebooks and cameras in hand, … View moreOn Thursday Wellington turned into a wasteland, the sound of wind replacing traffic on the morning commute. Like many of you, our reporters are working from home. But, on lockdown day one, we challenged them to provide you with a sense of what history looks like. Notebooks and cameras in hand, social distancing rules enforced, here's what they found. What's it like in your area?

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6 days ago

Outlook Email Issues

Andrew from Paraparaumu Beach

Greetings
For some reason or other my Outlook email is not working yet my Gmail is.
Also some of my Websites are not working.
I have tried all the usual tricks to fix but no luck.
Has anyone else had similar problems and if so how did you fix them
Cheers

6 days ago

Great family game, all you need is a dice and paper. Draw a beetle. Roll 6 for the body (you need this first) 5 is the head, 4, is the tail. 3 is two feelers on the head (roll 2 threes) and 1 is three legs on each side (so 6 ones are needed) and two is for an eye. First to finish wins!!

Adrienne from Waikanae

Great family game. All you need is a dice and piece of paper. Beetle. Roll a 6 to draw a body (you must have this first). 5 Draw a Head. 4 is the Tail. 3 is two feelers on the head. 2 is for an eye (need two twos) and 1 is for three legs on each side. First to finish wins!!

6 days ago

Selected Beaurepaires Stores Open During Lockdown

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Paraparaumu

Unfortunately, your local Beaurepaires store is closed during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

To see which stores are open or to find out more information, please click the READ MORE button below.

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8 days ago

The Great New Zealand Bear Hunt

Yolanda from Waikanae

A cool thing for kids (and adults!) when out getting some fresh air. This map shows where bears are located, and you can add your own bear here as well (pop a bear in a window visible from the street).

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6 days ago

Colour pop tallboy

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kapiti

Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can … View more
Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to makeover your furniture.

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7 days ago

Let's look after each other

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourhoods can be a great source of support. Connect with each other through our Reach Out page, show kindness and compassion, and strengthen connections with your communities.

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.

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7 days ago

This Wellington business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Quoc Tran from Tutere Street Four Square. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now he needs your vote to give him a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Quoc Tran. Thanks for bringing … View more
A huge congratulations to Quoc Tran from Tutere Street Four Square. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now he needs your vote to give him a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Quoc Tran. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Eric Rooke from Waikanae: "This man got out of Vietnam by himself when he was 13, sailed on a boat and spent time in camps before coming to NZ. He could not speak English. He purchased a local dairy and over the years has totally transformed and enlarged it providing employment to a number of locals. He is the ultimate friendly shopkeeper."
Vote for Quoc Tran

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7 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Charles Fleming Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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7 days ago

Art for kids in isolation

Abby from Paraparaumu

Kids Fun Play: I teach at early childhood centres around Kapiti and also an arty holiday program 'Craft Garden'. We are shut and your kids might be missing the fun so I have started videos they can play along to. I will have art, stories, meditation, songs and more to keep our kids … View moreKids Fun Play: I teach at early childhood centres around Kapiti and also an arty holiday program 'Craft Garden'. We are shut and your kids might be missing the fun so I have started videos they can play along to. I will have art, stories, meditation, songs and more to keep our kids connected and entertained. All free - come play. Subscribe to the you tube channel (no ads - for kids) and post your work on our facebook page. This is purely for fun and connection while we are in Covid-19 isolation. www.facebook.com...
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