Hataitai, Wellington

24 days ago

Should e-scooters have a speed limit?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The Government wants to set a 15 km/h speed limit for e-scooters, as part of a raft of changes to make footpaths more pedestrian friendly.
Pedestrians and people using wheelchairs would have right of way, while people on e-scooters and "other transport devices" would be allowed to use … View more
The Government wants to set a 15 km/h speed limit for e-scooters, as part of a raft of changes to make footpaths more pedestrian friendly.
Pedestrians and people using wheelchairs would have right of way, while people on e-scooters and "other transport devices" would be allowed to use cycle lanes. The changes will be put out to consultation, ending on April 21. What's your view of the proposed changes?

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23 days ago

Ryman pioneers a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Offering a peek behind the curtain, Ryman have released behind the scenes footage from their recent film. Showcasing their passion for life, Ryman residents from New Zealand and Australia feature in the film. Let’s meet the stars.

“If I hear music, I just want to dance – body seems to just… View more
Offering a peek behind the curtain, Ryman have released behind the scenes footage from their recent film. Showcasing their passion for life, Ryman residents from New Zealand and Australia feature in the film. Let’s meet the stars.

“If I hear music, I just want to dance – body seems to just move!” says dancer Audrey, 84. Poet Brian, 86, says “Poetry helps me to question and understand the meaning of life”, followed by a witty “– haven’t worked out what it means yet”.

As their residents blaze their own trails, Ryman matches that pioneering spirit. “Ryman villages offer living choices to suit everyone so that you can live the way you want.
Learn more

23 days ago

Have micro-credentials helped you get ahead?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Gone are the days of getting one qualification out of school to see you through your working life. Now, upskilling, online courses and on-the-job training are all part of making your way up the career ladder. 

We want to talk to people who have completed micro-credentials, bitesize qualifications… View more
Gone are the days of getting one qualification out of school to see you through your working life. Now, upskilling, online courses and on-the-job training are all part of making your way up the career ladder. 

We want to talk to people who have completed micro-credentials, bitesize qualifications for specific skills. 

Perhaps you've pieced together a full qualification by doing online courses, or maybe you've taken a workshop rather than investing in a six-month course. We'd love to hear from you - email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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24 days ago

Metlink buses still a fail

Paul from Hataitai

I'm not sure if it is deliberate ploy to consistently have the number 35 running late in the mornings so it is under-subscribed and could be dropped, or simply poor management. Unfortunately you can't plan for it, having seen it sail off recently, so instead you have to choose an … View moreI'm not sure if it is deliberate ploy to consistently have the number 35 running late in the mornings so it is under-subscribed and could be dropped, or simply poor management. Unfortunately you can't plan for it, having seen it sail off recently, so instead you have to choose an over-subscribed 14 that ends up being unable to collect passengers on Oriental Bay. And don't get me started on the pathetic evening service.

25 days ago

Should Wellington Water be spending money on a global public relations company to solve its water woes?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington Water has had a tough few months, with news of broken sewerage pipes and the resulting foul odours wafting through Wellington streets frequently making headlines. In effort to turn this image problem around the organisation has now hired a top global public relations outfit specialising … View moreWellington Water has had a tough few months, with news of broken sewerage pipes and the resulting foul odours wafting through Wellington streets frequently making headlines. In effort to turn this image problem around the organisation has now hired a top global public relations outfit specialising in crisis management. Will the extra PR help? www.stuff.co.nz...

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24 days ago

Do good twice & book Wilderkids these school holidays.

Sustainability Trust

Wilderkids is the ultimate adventure-based school holiday programme for kids aged 5 to 12 in Wellington.

Here is a sneak peek of what we have in store for your Wilderkid(s) these school holidays.

For the master chef: In the forest, they will find, treats and tracks, unlike any kind. Your master … View more
Wilderkids is the ultimate adventure-based school holiday programme for kids aged 5 to 12 in Wellington.

Here is a sneak peek of what we have in store for your Wilderkid(s) these school holidays.

For the master chef: In the forest, they will find, treats and tracks, unlike any kind. Your master chef will go foraging for ingredients for snacks and tea

For the artist: Why be a regular artist when you can be a WILD artist? Why be an art critic when you can be an art critter! Wilderkids gives the little artist in your life and opportunity to make and create art

For the architect/builder: Let's face it. Kids LOVE building stuff. Whether it's a hut, a hideaway, a bug hotel or a firepit. Wilderkids has all the bases covered

For the explorer: Does your child remind you of Indiana Jones? Do they have a thirst for adventure, mystery, knowledge? Well, the entire Wilderkids programme is designed for them

We're a social enterprise, so our profits go back to the community. By choosing to book with us, you're directly supporting amazing initiatives such as the Wellington Curtain Bank.

Cost is $56 per day & there's a 10% discount on full week bookings.

We also reserve one $10 spot (each day) for a child/family with a Community Services Card.

For more information - head to - sustaintrust.org.nz...

29 days ago

Lights out - how often does this happen?

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

Large swathes of the Western suburbs and parts of the central business district of Wellington had no street lights, overnight on Tuesday with only vehicle headlights and traffic lights to light the way.

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24 days ago

LYALL BAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Ben from Lyall Bay

TRADESMEN with 27 years experience , Can offer advice , plans along with all councils consents extensions ..additions ..refurbishments ..
Specialising in old or new work, can offer quotes on electrical, painting, plumbing as well ..fully qualified LBP LICENSES
CALL 0210628665

35 days ago

Poll: Should parking prices rise in Wellington to keep rates down?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington City Council is short on cash and mulling a parking fees hike. Options on the table include night parking charges or expanding the CBD area of high-price parking. Or they could always just increase rates. www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should parking prices rise in Wellington to keep rates down?
  • 25.9% Yes, make night owls pay for parking.
    25.9% Complete
  • 24.2% Yes, make people who park on CBD fringes pay more.
    24.2% Complete
  • 49.9% No, let ratepayers foot the bill.
    49.9% Complete
1000 votes
30 days ago

Martinborough Fair - March 2020

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

Wow, March already and we’re heading into the final month of Summer festivities. So, take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy the second of the Rotary Martinborough Fairs for 2020 starting on Saturday, 7th March from 8am to 4:00pm. Stalls and activities for this event will take place in … View moreWow, March already and we’re heading into the final month of Summer festivities. So, take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy the second of the Rotary Martinborough Fairs for 2020 starting on Saturday, 7th March from 8am to 4:00pm. Stalls and activities for this event will take place in and around Martinborough Square. 😀

What does that mean for you?

Your Route 200 to Masterton will be diverted away from the area during the hours of 4am to 6:30pm so that you can enjoy the festivities as the square will be closed to traffic. Your journey to Masterton will now start from Stop #1800 Martinborough - Kitchener Street (near 11) instead of your usual Stop #1779 located at Martinborough Town Hall. Stop #8991 Jellicoe Street at Naples Street will also be closed.

For more information and to view the diversion map, visit the link below. Know before you go by subscribing to MyMetlink, downloading the Metlink Commuter App or calling 0800 801 700. #Knowbeforeyougo #Metlinkbuses

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26 days ago

Found iphone

Justine from Te Aro

Anyone on here lost an iPhone at Lyall Bay beach on Friday late afternoon? I've found it and will take to a Vodafone store on Monday if not claimed

30 days ago

Take our survey and you could win a $50 gift card

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello gardeners! We know there's more to your day than flowers and veges, and we're interested in your views on leisure, how you watch TV shows, movies and video content. This survey will take about 10 minutes of your time, and we would very much appreciate the feedback.

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25 days ago

Garage Sale: Saturday March 14. From 10am - 2pm

Sophie from Houghton Bay

Whole house load of goods.
Leaving town so need to have it gone
Clothing, furniture and all manner of things
Ping Pong table anyone?
Address is
18 Buckingham St. Melrose.
(Posting on behalf of)

Negotiable

26 days ago

Movie on the Green

Sonia from Hataitai

Come along to the Hataitai Village Green today at 6pm for drinks, dinner and the outdoor screening of Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure....dude! Entry just $5. Gates open 6pm.

hataitai.org.nz...

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