Island Bay, Wellington

24 days ago

Open Days: 20 and 22 March

Queen Margaret College

Would your daughter enjoy being at a school where sustainability, school spirit, and sisterhood thrive?

Do you want to give your daughter every chance of reaching her potential, and taking her place in the world?

We offer an environment that encourages initiative, grows confidence and … View more
Would your daughter enjoy being at a school where sustainability, school spirit, and sisterhood thrive?

Do you want to give your daughter every chance of reaching her potential, and taking her place in the world?

We offer an environment that encourages initiative, grows confidence and nurtures passions for learning.

Girls. Year 1-13. Boarding options available. Co-ed pre-school.

CBD location. Close to public transport.

Friday 20 March
School in Action
9am to 12.30pm
You and your daughter can walk through our classrooms and be part of different activities.

Sunday 22 March
Open Day
10am to 1pm
Perfect for the whole family.

We invite you to visit our school.
53 Hobson Street, Thorndon

Go to our website to register your interest.
Find out more

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25 days ago

Garage Sale - Saturday March 14 from 9am - Another "last ever" garage sale.

Susan from Island Bay

288 The Parade
Island Bay
Another "last ever" garage sale.

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25 days ago

Garage Sale - Saturday March 14 from 9am

Susan from Island Bay

288 The Parade
Island Bay
Another "last ever" garage sale.

Negotiable

25 days ago

Owhiro Bay - recent sampling results

The Team from Wellington Water

The sampling results published on 9 March indicated a spike in results on 1 March of 23,000cfu/100ml.

While this spike understandably caused concern in the community, we think some more context will help to address this. These figures are not uncommon across the Wellington region and across New … View more
The sampling results published on 9 March indicated a spike in results on 1 March of 23,000cfu/100ml.

While this spike understandably caused concern in the community, we think some more context will help to address this. These figures are not uncommon across the Wellington region and across New Zealand after rain. Rain will wash pollutants into the stormwater system and will stir up pollutants that accumulate in the stormwater system over the very dry summer. This is why our advice is always to avoid swimming at our beaches following 48 hours of heavy rain.

We will be discussing these results and related matters at the Community Board meeting on Monday 16 March.

We are really grateful to the community for their interest in this work, and we’ll be providing more context for this and the test results in the future on our website: wellingtonwater.co.nz/owhiro-bay

25 days ago

Owhiro Bay - stormwater flushing

The Team from Wellington Water

We’re flushing out stormwater pipes in the Owhiro Bay catchment today. This is to help clean out pipes that have been affected by the plumbing faults (cross-connections) that we’ve found and fixed.

We believe there is more work to do, so we will be continuing with our investigations in the … View more
We’re flushing out stormwater pipes in the Owhiro Bay catchment today. This is to help clean out pipes that have been affected by the plumbing faults (cross-connections) that we’ve found and fixed.

We believe there is more work to do, so we will be continuing with our investigations in the catchment.

One of the ways we investigate is through dye testing. Dye is put down the gully trap (plumbing feature that receives wastewater from the property) of a property, and if the dye comes out in the stormwater network, we know there is a plumbing fault. Dye testing will be continuing over the next few weeks.

25 days ago

Willis Street works nearing connection stage

The Team from Wellington Water

The first stage of the work to connect a new wastewater pipe in Willis Street, replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December, is expected to be complete by the end of March.

Wellington Water Group Manager Tonia Haskell says the final stage of pipe … View more
The first stage of the work to connect a new wastewater pipe in Willis Street, replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December, is expected to be complete by the end of March.

Wellington Water Group Manager Tonia Haskell says the final stage of pipe laying along Willis Street is being completed using trenchless methods to lay the pipe underground and below existing services at the Ghuznee Street end.

“This means we’re now approaching one of the last and most complex parts of the job, to connect the new permanent underground pipe to the network and decommission the overland pipe along Willis Street.

“To achieve this we will need to shut down the wastewater pumping stations close to the harbour that send flows up to and along the overland pipe. We’ve been doing a lot of planning for this as it is risky and at all costs, we want to avoid spilling any wastewater into the harbour.

“We need low tide, dry weather, low wastewater flows and ensuring that all existing city wastewater storage is empty so it can take the flow. We also have contingency planning in place including sucker trucks, and ensuring the old interceptor is clear to support management of the wastewater flows.”

Ms Haskell says all this is expected to take place in the week of 23 March pending having optimal conditions.

“If we get heavy rain for example, we wouldn’t be able to turn off the pump stations to disconnect the overland pipe due to the risk of overflowing in the harbour. So in that instance the work would be delayed.”

This phase of the work is expected to take between 6-8 hours, however, it will require Dixon Street between Willis and Victoria Street to be closed to through traffic for up to three days. This is to allow the underground pipe to be exposed, the connection to be made, and then the road to be reinstated. One lane of Willis Street will be opened for for local traffic, travelling one-way from Ghuznee Street entrance.

The pipe ramp will still be in place so the road cannot be used as a main thoroughfare and there will still be no parking along the section of Willis Street between Ghuznee and Dixon streets. Traffic controllers will be onsite to assist throughout.

“Once the permanent pipe is connected, we can remove the overland pipe and bring in contractors to reseal the road. We are talking with Wellington City Council now about reinstatement of the road, which we’d expect to take one to two days. The focus will then shift from Willis Street to laying new pipe in the adjoining slipway down the motorway. This is expected to be complete mid-year but will have minimal traffic impacts.”

Meanwhile, investigative drilling work is being done to determine the best approach to sealing the tunnel at the separate Dixon Street site.

“Work to drill the final boreholes will continue this week and once that is completed, we’ll be able to do a thorough geotechnical assessment of the ground conditions to allow us to complete design work.”

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25 days ago

Stump removal starting at $180

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

Call us on 027 548 … View more
Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

Call us on 027 548 9818
Visit us on www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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25 days ago

Short term accommodation for family

Miriam from Houghton Bay

Kia ora
We are looking for short term accommodation- house sit, sublet, air bnb, or anything urgently from this Sunday 15th March for 3 weeks. Reliable with refs. Please get in touch 021 647 858 mkcoles@gmail.com Thank you 🤞

32 days ago

Does anyone remember this event?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Wellington. We’re excited to launch the Old Wellington Neighbourly Group. Join your neighbours to explore Wellington of the yesteryear and share photos and memories of how Wellington used to be. Tell us what you know about this event and you could win a $50® Prezzy card. Join Group Now

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27 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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25 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

26 days ago

Shipping to Australia

Henricus from Island Bay

I’m wanting to send ‘excess luggage ‘ as either bags or boxes , from NZ to Australia. Can anyone recommend a parcel or shipping company that you have used, with good service? ( text Henricus, 021 0512191 )

26 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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28 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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