Houghton Bay, Wellington

11 hours ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or … View moreHello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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3 days ago

Recycling is paused

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Just a reminder that kerbside recycling has been paused and the Southern Landfill is closed, so please give your recycling a good clean and store it at home for now.
If you put any recycling bags or crates out on the street, please collect them and take them back to your home.
Rubbish will be … View more
Just a reminder that kerbside recycling has been paused and the Southern Landfill is closed, so please give your recycling a good clean and store it at home for now.
If you put any recycling bags or crates out on the street, please collect them and take them back to your home.
Rubbish will be collected as usual.
For more information about our impacted services, visit: wellington.govt.nz/coronavirus
For Ministry of Health advice on waste, visit:
covid19.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Leaves building up? Grab the broom

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The weeds are beginning to show between the cracks outside Te Papa. The flowers at Lady Norwood Rose Garden have seen better days. As the second week of lockdown comes to an end hints of a more-wild capital are beginning to show. Mayor Andy Foster has asked people to clear leaves in gutters … View moreThe weeds are beginning to show between the cracks outside Te Papa. The flowers at Lady Norwood Rose Garden have seen better days. As the second week of lockdown comes to an end hints of a more-wild capital are beginning to show. Mayor Andy Foster has asked people to clear leaves in gutters outside their homes as council focuses on essential maintenance.

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1 day ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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2 days ago

Have you resorted to cutting your own hair?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

For many New Zealanders, there's never been a better time to give themselves DIY bangs, a drunken bowl cut or partial shave of the head.
But worried stylists across the country are preparing for the hair-pocalypse when salons reopen. Have you resorted to cutting your own hair? How did it go?

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10 hours ago

Support Services Map

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

To make it easier to find support and essential services during the Covid-19 lockdown, we have created an interactive, online Suppport Services Map and directory.
From grocery deliveries to welfare to financial support - you'll find it all in one place, along with contact info and the location… View more
To make it easier to find support and essential services during the Covid-19 lockdown, we have created an interactive, online Suppport Services Map and directory.
From grocery deliveries to welfare to financial support - you'll find it all in one place, along with contact info and the location of services in your neighbourhood.
Learn more at wgtn.cc... and share the map with anyone you know who could do with some extra support during this time.
Kotahi tonu matou - We are together ❤️

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12 hours ago

Easter hours

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Easter is just around the corner!
Despite many Council facilities temporarily closed and services on hold during the lockdown, there are still a few operating that will be affected by holiday hours this long weekend.
Rubbish will not be collected on Good Friday, instead the collection is moved to … View more
Easter is just around the corner!
Despite many Council facilities temporarily closed and services on hold during the lockdown, there are still a few operating that will be affected by holiday hours this long weekend.
Rubbish will not be collected on Good Friday, instead the collection is moved to the Saturday that follows.
For everything else you need to know, head to:
wgtn.cc...

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12 hours ago

15 Minutes of Fame with Chris Parkin

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Chris Parkin is an art collector, businessman, and philanthropist, among many other things. To relieve his boredom in isolation, he talks to Capital Day about procrastination (and doing it well), being a show off, and Botticelli.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we… View more
Chris Parkin is an art collector, businessman, and philanthropist, among many other things. To relieve his boredom in isolation, he talks to Capital Day about procrastination (and doing it well), being a show off, and Botticelli.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read, as well as to join in on. We have a list of 100 questions, you pick 10, and give us your answers. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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18 hours ago

Two weeks into lockdown - how's everyone feeling?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

How's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a … View moreHow's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a friendly phone call, have some great baking tips, ways to work from home or ideas to keep the kids entertained. Post on Reach Out and together we can all support each other and our communities during this time.

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21 hours ago

Keep calm and kind

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? … View more
Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? Reach out to your Neighbours here now.
Reach out

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1 day ago

Clear leaves away from stormwater drains before heavy rain

The Team from Wellington Water

Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce … View more
Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce the amount of flooding by giving the drains in your street or on your property a sweep every now and then.

Easter weekend is looking a bit wet, so while you’re at home during this lockdown, why not get out and clear leaves and rubbish from on and around stormwater sumps?

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1 day ago

Clear leaves away from stormwater drains before heavy rain

The Team from Wellington Water

Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce … View more
Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce the amount of flooding by giving the drains in your street or on your property a sweep every now and then.

Easter weekend is looking a bit wet, so while you’re at home during this lockdown, why not get out and clear leaves and rubbish from on and around stormwater sumps?

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1 day ago

How Kaibosh continues to run during the pandemic, in south Wellington

Administration Team from Island Bay Presbyterian Church

Sara from Island Bay Presbyterian (IBPC) gives us an insight into how Kaibosh is operating during this pandemic..
"Kaibosh is still operating during 'lock down' as it is deemed an essential service, which it certainly is. During these times the vulnerable are needing help more than … View more
Sara from Island Bay Presbyterian (IBPC) gives us an insight into how Kaibosh is operating during this pandemic..
"Kaibosh is still operating during 'lock down' as it is deemed an essential service, which it certainly is. During these times the vulnerable are needing help more than ever. The Kaibosh IBPC team are continuing to collect and distribute food to the community flats of Granville and Rintoul.
We have had many residents passing on their heartfelt thanks for what we are doing and many who are relying on Kaibosh to see them through the week. It is therefore a privilege and a blessing that we are able to continue. There are, however, some stricter rules applying at this time. No one can enter Kaibosh premises; Martin and his team are working very, very hard sorting all the food themselves and boxing into community groupings. We meet them at the door and they bring the pre-prepared boxes to us. Once at the community rooms we then need to sort the contents into 23 individual boxes and bags for Rintoul, for example, each according to family size. Of course, we wipe all surfaces with bleach first and wash our hands often. We wouldn’t help if we were sick, either.

Once the food is sorted we then hand deliver each box to each resident’s front door! (Normally there would be a central collection point) This whole process can take up to 3 hours, whereas before it was under an hour.

So I count Kaibosh as my gym class for the day! Wonderfully, the food is still coming through: yesterday we had to distribute an apple box full of plums, another big box full of grated cheese (which we had to put in individual bags), instant noodles, lots of bread and sweet bread treats, potatoes, a big bag of rice, lots of other fruit, bottles of milk, a box of scorched almonds and a few big tubs of cream cheese!"We've also heard that the Kaibosh depot are not able to have their usual large band of regular volunteers to do the initial food sorting, so Martin and his reduced crew are doing an amazing job adapting to the lock-down requirements.

3 days ago

It's back! 15 Minutes of Fame with Samantha Gadd

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

The Wellington mum and businesswoman talks caravan holidays, stress eating, and "clean green" New Zealand.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read and join in on.

We have a list of 100 questions; you … View more
The Wellington mum and businesswoman talks caravan holidays, stress eating, and "clean green" New Zealand.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read and join in on.

We have a list of 100 questions; you pick 10, at random, and give us your answers. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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1 day ago

Practice good health habits

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

● Wash your hands.
● Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
● Respect self-isolation.

These are only some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your Neighbours safe!

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1 day ago

*Win* a $50 Prezzy Card

The Team from Readers Tours

We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

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We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

Visit www.readerstours.co.nz and spend a few minutes browsing our website. Think about the pages you would visit and the information you would like to see in order to book your next adventure! When you are ready, click here to complete our questionnaire.

Thank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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