Hataitai, Wellington

10 days ago

#essentialworkers need a boost

Jo from Lyall Bay

Being an #essentialworker is a hard gig these days so the little things I can do to help with mental wellness for our team members is, well, essential.

Hope it helps to boost a bit of morale and make ppl smile and laugh.

Please make sure when you do need to visit your local supermarket, dairy, … View more
Being an #essentialworker is a hard gig these days so the little things I can do to help with mental wellness for our team members is, well, essential.

Hope it helps to boost a bit of morale and make ppl smile and laugh.

Please make sure when you do need to visit your local supermarket, dairy, service station or medical premises that you smile and say thanks. They are all under enormous pressure. Dealing with the negativity of customers who just have no patience or understanding or are downright rude is tough mentally. Lots of these staff members are younger people who are still getting to grips with this type of situation and are not necessarily mature enough or have tough skins.

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7 days ago

Fresh & Frozen products

Naichao from Oriental Pantry

Dear Neighbours,
We're still open. Open hours are 12:00-18:00 everyday.
We have lots of frozen products including dumplings, buns, fish balls, seafood, vegetables, etc.
And also we supply many fresh items, like milk, soy milk, tofu, kimchi, and so on.
Now, we start to sell fresh vegetables, … View more
Dear Neighbours,
We're still open. Open hours are 12:00-18:00 everyday.
We have lots of frozen products including dumplings, buns, fish balls, seafood, vegetables, etc.
And also we supply many fresh items, like milk, soy milk, tofu, kimchi, and so on.
Now, we start to sell fresh vegetables, like pepper, cabbage, carrot, potato, garlic, ginger, you name it.
If you need something, please come and use our self service.
Safe shopping!

7 days ago

Put your game face on

Rita Angus Retirement Village

Playing games online isn’t just for the grandkids, we have a whole list of free game websites to keep you entertained; crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and sudoku to name a few.

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7 days ago

What can I do to shop safely?

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit … View more
Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit numbers to help you keep 2 metres away from others
• be kind to essential workers, and others you’re sharing the shop with
• come with a list so you can get in and out as quickly as possible
• only touch what you want to buy
• if you like, take a soapy towel in a small container to wipe down trolley or basket handles etc
• keep 2 metres away from others, including staff. They need to keep safe too!
• use payWave if you can, not cash
• bag groceries away from others if you can
• take out produce when you get home, and wash first in soapy water to protect against the virus, then rinse to remove any soap residue wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry
• wash your hands before and after you shop.

Can I bring people in my household with me to buy essential supplies?
You should dedicate one person per household to be the shopper. This is the safest way to get essential supplies, as it reduces the number of people who are out, and helps stop the virus from spreading.

Leaving online shopping to those who need it most
• If you are healthy, or aged under 70, you should go to the supermarket to do your shopping. This leaves online delivery slots free for those that need them most.
• If you’re a parent on your own with children or over 70, move to online shopping if available. This is important for the safety of your children and others – especially essential service providers.
• If that’s not possible, reach out to nearby friends, family or neighbours who can assist you with the shopping and get it to your doorstep. Your local community may also be able to assist, or you can contact your local store – some are putting special systems in place to help.

Thank you
If we all do our bit we’ll get through this. Thank you for working together and staying home. We can, and must stick with it.

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7 days ago

Shop safe. Shop kind. Shop local.

Four Square

While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and … View more
While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and staff

4. Use contactless payment where possible
Find out more

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7 days ago

We've joined the great New Zealand Teddy Bear Hunt 🐻

Silke from Heart for Art

With no one coming to the studio during our lockdown, these guys have taken over and are having a great time keeping the neighbourhood kids (and adults) happy on their #TeddyBearHunt. Great to see the art books getting put to good use! If you're passing our Strathmore studio give them a wave … View moreWith no one coming to the studio during our lockdown, these guys have taken over and are having a great time keeping the neighbourhood kids (and adults) happy on their #TeddyBearHunt. Great to see the art books getting put to good use! If you're passing our Strathmore studio give them a wave 👋
Got teddy bears in your window? Share them below, we'd all love to see them.

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7 days ago

⚠PLANNED WATER OUTAGE – MONDAY 6 APRIL JOHNSTON STREET & FEATHERSTON STREET⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

We will be carrying out urgent repairs to the water supply network on Johnston Street and Featherston Street from 10am until 2pm on Monday 6 April.

We recommend affected properties fill up containers with water before 10am and avoid running your dishwasher and washing machine during this time.
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We will be carrying out urgent repairs to the water supply network on Johnston Street and Featherston Street from 10am until 2pm on Monday 6 April.

We recommend affected properties fill up containers with water before 10am and avoid running your dishwasher and washing machine during this time.

When the water supply is turned back on, it’s a good idea to open a cold tap slowly then let it run for a minute or so to clear any air bubbles that may have entered the system. Air can cause the water to turn a milky colour, but this won’t affect the taste, and should clear quickly.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this outage and will update you if any of the above should change.

8 days ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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8 days ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

Hi everyone we are currently running an April challenge month. We have 3 puzzles a day junior, intermediate and senior. Here are our puzzles to date. Have a go as a family and see how you get on. The answers will be put up next week.

17 days ago

Rubbish and recycling

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

*UPDATE - RUBBISH AND RECYCLING*
We've been receiving lots of questions about rubbish and recycling collections.
Kerbside recycling will stop from midnight tonight but weekly rubbish collection will continue as normal.
For everything you need to know about this update, head to: wgtn.cc...
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*UPDATE - RUBBISH AND RECYCLING*
We've been receiving lots of questions about rubbish and recycling collections.
Kerbside recycling will stop from midnight tonight but weekly rubbish collection will continue as normal.
For everything you need to know about this update, head to: wgtn.cc...
For up to date information about Council facilities, services and venues: wellington.govt.nz/coronavirus.

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8 days ago
8 days ago

Can you help?

Erin from Newtown

Knit or crochet peggy squares for blankets.

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8 days ago

Daylight saving ends

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Daylight saving ends this Sunday 5 April, which means the clocks go back by 1 hour at 3am.
It's also a great time to check that your smoke alarms are working.
For more info about smoke alarms, head to the Fire and Emergency NZ website
fireandemergency.nz...

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8 days ago

Experienced Storeperson required

Jo from Lyall Bay

Are you an experienced store person with forklift license, used to working in a warehouse environment? Don’t mind early starts and some weekend work?
Are you available for immediate start?
If so contact Jacqui at PaknSave Kilbirnie

8 days ago

Critical projects during Covid-19 response

The Team from Wellington Water

During the heightened response to Covid-19, we are still progressing with critical projects. Some of the work involved in these projects may include a short interruption to your water supply.

Usually we let our customers know about this with a letter a couple of days beforehand. But, to ensure the… View more
During the heightened response to Covid-19, we are still progressing with critical projects. Some of the work involved in these projects may include a short interruption to your water supply.

Usually we let our customers know about this with a letter a couple of days beforehand. But, to ensure the safety of our community and frontline essential staff, letter drops have stopped.

We’ll continue to do our absolute best to inform you about planned service interruptions using other methods such as:
• Loud speakers
• Signs up in the street
• Social media
• Website updates

Of course, during service failures like bursts the water can be interrupted without warning. In times like these we will respond by having water available on site and letting you know about it via social media.

Council contact centres are will have this information too – so please give them a call in the first instance.

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