Hataitai, Wellington

4 days ago

How we're delivering the news during lockdown

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

It's a massively different world for everyone - and that includes the media. We're right in the middle of it - reporting on Covid-19, but also subject to the Government's rules, regulations and guidelines. Readers have many questions for us, particularly around its newspapers, here … View moreIt's a massively different world for everyone - and that includes the media. We're right in the middle of it - reporting on Covid-19, but also subject to the Government's rules, regulations and guidelines. Readers have many questions for us, particularly around its newspapers, here we answer some of those.
Pictured: our fully automated printing press

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6 days ago

Supporting our vulnerable community members

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Our Community Services have been working alongside outreach teams to make sure the city's vulnerable have the extra support they need during lockdown.
Organisations like Wellington City Mission and Kaibosh are arranging emergency food supplies, and DCM Wellington are helping those who are … View more
Our Community Services have been working alongside outreach teams to make sure the city's vulnerable have the extra support they need during lockdown.
Organisations like Wellington City Mission and Kaibosh are arranging emergency food supplies, and DCM Wellington are helping those who are sleeping rough find accomodation.
For more information and to show your support, head to: wgtn.cc...

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4 days ago

Finding our Alert Level 4 routine

New Zealand Government

This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to… View more
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.

Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.

Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.

We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.

Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.

Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
Read more now

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4 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly is quickly becoming an essential way to connect with your neighbours and community during self-isolation. Check-in on the vulnerable around you, and if you have extra supplies or some essentials someone in your neighbourhood needs, you can drop it at their door.

Need help or can you… View more
Neighbourly is quickly becoming an essential way to connect with your neighbours and community during self-isolation. Check-in on the vulnerable around you, and if you have extra supplies or some essentials someone in your neighbourhood needs, you can drop it at their door.

Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.
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4 days ago

Someone’s cat?

Voirrey from Strathmore Park

Hi all, I’m new to neighbourly. I live in Strathmore up around Kekerenga Street and was wondering if anyone owns this gorgeous cat. It’s been hanging around our house n I’m wondering if she/he has a loving family that’s missing their cat xx

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12 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand … View more
Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2020 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
“A very humble man who has been sponsoring any and every cause that has been requested for well over 40 years. He sponsors so many causes in and outside of the neighborhood, goes out of his way to get the meal to the hungry animals, works through the night to fill orders, even on public holidays he steps in and runs the factory single handed to allow his staff time off. He is well past retirement but dedicated to keeping hungry animals supplied with food. No order is too big or too small for his fantastic team.”

AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
“Part of our lives for so many years. They offer a great business, post centre, the BEST fresh flowers and fruit & veg. I have NEVER known them to take a holiday. Kind and genuinely caring people who add so much to our community. You could not find a better Local Business Hero!”

WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”

BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
“The owners, Tony & Julie, are great at communicating and continually ask their customers if they stock the products they want, and if they don’t, they then get it in. They have a very friendly manner and their Managers and Staff are all attentive. Thanks to Tony & Julie for choosing Pyes Pa, you have fitted in well.”

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
“The staff are friendly and helpful.Also the owners will order in whatever is required,if it is not currently on their shelves.”

TARANAKI: Down to Earth
“As well as a range of healthy tasty foodstuffs and quality herbal supplements, they also provide a range of products to help with sustainable living. They have recently introduced a "bring-you-own-container" refill facility for dishwasher, shampoo and other cleaners. However the best thing about this store is the excellent service. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly word, offers of help, etc. It is always a pleasure to shop here.”

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
“Margaret and Veejay go out of their way to make sure customers get the freshest fruit and veggies in town and if they don't have what you want will ring around to source it for you. Despite being robbed and stabbed in daylight, they were open for business as usual the next day. They are held in high esteem locally.”

WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
“This man got out of Viet Nam by himself when he was13, 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.”

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
“They deliver my prescriptions to me as I’m often unable to get them. They always make sure nothing I'm prescribed interacts with anything and they always explain how to take my meds thoroughly to me, which is important as I've had a brain stem stroke and somedays my brain is scrambled. Cath is wonderful at dropping them off for me. They do a really important and medically serious job with kindness"

CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
“The Vege Shop on Stourbridge is just the best little local biz in town. Mark and his wife Des always have a smile and time for a yarn. We feel so fortunate to have them just around the corner. They are awesome!”

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
“John is fantastic!!! He does everything from carpet repairs to chimney sweeping and pest control. I have him listed in my phone as John Everything! He has a brilliant attitude and has even come on public holidays at short notice.”

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 11.2% NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
    11.2% Complete
  • 14.8% AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
    14.8% Complete
  • 7.5% WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
    7.5% Complete
  • 4.3% BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
    4.3% Complete
  • 6.3% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
    6.3% Complete
  • 4.8% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    4.8% Complete
  • 14% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
    14% Complete
  • 18.5% WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
    18.5% Complete
  • 4.2% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
    4.2% Complete
  • 11.9% CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
    11.9% Complete
  • 2.5% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
    2.5% Complete
3083 votes
7 days ago

Did you know that Countdown is offering priority assistance?

Ione Slater from Cancer Society NZ - Wellington Division

Countdown Supermarkets are offering priority assistance to make sure those more vulnerable get their online shopping delivered? This includes people undergoing treatment for cancer. Thanks, Countdown 👍

Read more and apply for this service here:
shop.countdown.co.nz...

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8 days ago

Access to Wellington City Library services

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Wellington City Libraries have now made it possible for non-members to temporarily sign-up to access thousands of online resources from the comfort of their own home!
To sign up, simply complete the WCL online form at wcl.govt.nz/join.
For more information visit: wgtn.cc...
#kiakahawellington

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8 days ago

How are you keeping the 5-minute quiz workplace tradition going?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

As the lockdown takes force, we may be working from home, but one workplace tradition can live on - the 5-minute quiz. Many workplaces (including our journalists) have taken the quiz online, with a daily video chat. How are you doing the quiz? We'd love to see photos! Include caption details … View moreAs the lockdown takes force, we may be working from home, but one workplace tradition can live on - the 5-minute quiz. Many workplaces (including our journalists) have taken the quiz online, with a daily video chat. How are you doing the quiz? We'd love to see photos! Include caption details and you may even see it in the paper - or mark NFP (not for print) if you don't want it used.
Please note: due to copyright restrictions the quiz can not be shared online, by us or anybody else. It is available in the paper which is continuing to be delivered, or through an online subscription. Call 0800 339 000 or email subscribers@stuff.co.nz to subscribe.

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7 days ago

Lockdown begins: Be kind. Be calm. Stay at home

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Kia Kaha everyone - we're all in this together, even though we're apart. News media is an essential service. So - whether it be four weeks or longer - our journalists will continue to deliver you trusted news, report on public health, and bring you other important, entertaining and useful… View moreKia Kaha everyone - we're all in this together, even though we're apart. News media is an essential service. So - whether it be four weeks or longer - our journalists will continue to deliver you trusted news, report on public health, and bring you other important, entertaining and useful information throughout these extraordinary times.

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7 days ago

On recycling in Wellington during lockdown (it's not happening)

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Recycling in Wellington city and many other parts of the country has been suspended during the coronavirus shutdown. However, not everyone appears to have got the message. A few Brooklyn residents hopefully placed their glass recycling kerbside on Thursday morning. It may be there a while....

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5 days ago

CLAP FOR OUR CHAMPIONS

Sarah from Kilbirnie

Hi all there is an official FB group Clap For Our Champions organizing this event tonight... please join in to thank all those essential key workers keeping us going right now xx
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Thank our New Zealand champions by clapping for one minute at 7PM everynight. Stand in your … View more
Hi all there is an official FB group Clap For Our Champions organizing this event tonight... please join in to thank all those essential key workers keeping us going right now xx
www.facebook.com...

Thank our New Zealand champions by clapping for one minute at 7PM everynight. Stand in your gardens, on your balconies and acknowledge our health workers, supermarket staff, truckers, port works, waste collectors and our government for doing all they can to keep Kiwis safe! don't forget to stay in your bubble

5 days ago

Do you need Regular Gardening Maintenance or Landscaping?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Is your garden messy, overgrown or just in need of general maintenance? Price Smart works with YOU to ensure your garden is left at a standard we’re both happy with. Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... for a reasonable estimate.

8 days ago

E-scooters

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

From today, e-scooters will be removed from the streets as they are seen as a high risk in terms of possible Covid-19 spread due to the number of people who could potentially use them each day.
wgtn.cc...

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