Island Bay, Wellington

1 day ago

Metropolitan Wellington to ease sprinkler ban, watering restrictions remain

The Team from Wellington Water

From today, 31 March, the ban on using garden sprinklers in Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Porirua is lifted.
The four cities have been under a sprinkler ban that was introduced in mid-February due to particularly dry conditions.

Thanks to the response from the community, and the change in… View more
From today, 31 March, the ban on using garden sprinklers in Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Porirua is lifted.
The four cities have been under a sprinkler ban that was introduced in mid-February due to particularly dry conditions.

Thanks to the response from the community, and the change in season, the region’s storage lakes are now in good shape.

This means restrictions can now be eased to allow for the limited use of garden sprinklers and irrigation systems. This is a good position to be in, but it’s important that people keep being responsible with water usage.

Watering restrictions are still in place, these allow the use of a single sprinkler or irrigation system, between the hours of 6-8 am and 7-9pm only on alternate days according to your house number.

Sprinkler use is permitted at:
• odd-numbered houses on odd dates (1st, 3rd, 15th etc)
• even-numbered houses on even dates (2nd, 4th, 18th etc)
only between the hours of 6-8am and 7-9pm.

This restriction level will remain in place until further notice, or the end of Daylight Savings (5 April 2020) – except in Upper Hutt, where this restriction remains in place all year round.

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4 days ago
1 day ago

Willis Street reopens as Wellington Water completes installation of new underground wastewater pipeline

The Team from Wellington Water

Willis Street fully reopened yesterday afternoon after the successful connection of the new underground wastewater pipe in Willis Street replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December.

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9 days ago

Sharing of items between households at this time of lockdown

Pamela from Berhampore

Kia ora everyone
I just heard an interview on Radio NZ with Dr Siouxsie Wiles just after 11am today Tues 24 March. The recommendation was not to share any items between individual household groups of people at this time of being in isolation in order to help contain spread of the Covid 19 virus.

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Kia ora everyone
I just heard an interview on Radio NZ with Dr Siouxsie Wiles just after 11am today Tues 24 March. The recommendation was not to share any items between individual household groups of people at this time of being in isolation in order to help contain spread of the Covid 19 virus.

Offering to sharing items or give away things between neighbours might seem a generous thing to do but is really not advisable at this time.

I stress however that I am not an expert. Please listen to the interview online for yourself. Stay safe.
www.rnz.co.nz...

3 days ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

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3 days ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am… View more
April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am

Intermediate Challenge

2pm

Senior Challenge

7pm

Answers will be posted the following day.

See you on the 1st of April.

3 days ago

If you live in the city, get some art on your walks!

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours, if you live in the region of Cuba St, you're in luck. Every day of the lockdown period, {SUITE} Gallery are putting a new artwork in their window for people to check out while they're out for some fresh air - remember, stay 2m away from fellow observers. Read more below! … View moreHi neighbours, if you live in the region of Cuba St, you're in luck. Every day of the lockdown period, {SUITE} Gallery are putting a new artwork in their window for people to check out while they're out for some fresh air - remember, stay 2m away from fellow observers. Read more below! #LoveLocal

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7 days ago

You're in lockdown and so is Mittens

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington's most famous turkish angora is weathering the lockdown at home in a printer box.

6 days ago

Can you help?

Jacqui Eyley from Age Concern Wellington

We're connecting volunteers with older people for help with shopping plus a friendly chat by phone or email. Can you let older people in your street know that help is available? Simply print the attached flyer and put it in their letterbox when you're out for your walk. Thank you! Flyer … View moreWe're connecting volunteers with older people for help with shopping plus a friendly chat by phone or email. Can you let older people in your street know that help is available? Simply print the attached flyer and put it in their letterbox when you're out for your walk. Thank you! Flyer is on the Read More link :-)

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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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3 days ago

ADDITIONAL METLINK SERVICES

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In response to COVID-19 alert level 4, Metlink is adding more bus services to help support our communities and provide access to essential services. We are continuing to monitor the region’s timetables and will make adjustments as necessary.

Metlink will add the following services to its … View more
In response to COVID-19 alert level 4, Metlink is adding more bus services to help support our communities and provide access to essential services. We are continuing to monitor the region’s timetables and will make adjustments as necessary.

Metlink will add the following services to its timetables from Monday, 30 March 2020:
• Route 1: 6:20am from Island Bay
• Route 1: 5:55am from Grenada Village
• Route 60e: 6:45am from Porirua Station to collect passengers arriving by train at 6:35am and 6:39am

We want all passengers to continue to provide feedback on the service during this time. They can phone, email, use our website or social media channels to let us know what’s working and what needs to be tweaked. Metlink thanks all passengers for their patience at this time.

3 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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3 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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11 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
  • 4.9% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    4.9% 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
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