Island Bay, Wellington

5 days ago

Dog exercise areas

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Our dog exercise parks are open! But we’re following the Government’s advice about staying close to home.
Please only visit your local dog park and remember to keep 2 metres away from other dog park users and their dogs.
wellington.govt.nz...

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4 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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5 days ago

What's it like in your area?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

On Thursday Wellington turned into a wasteland, the sound of wind replacing traffic on the morning commute. Like many of you, our reporters are working from home. But, on lockdown day one, we challenged them to provide you with a sense of what history looks like. Notebooks and cameras in hand, … View moreOn Thursday Wellington turned into a wasteland, the sound of wind replacing traffic on the morning commute. Like many of you, our reporters are working from home. But, on lockdown day one, we challenged them to provide you with a sense of what history looks like. Notebooks and cameras in hand, social distancing rules enforced, here's what they found. What's it like in your area?

5 days ago

Good things we have experienced during these times

Michelle from Berhampore

Second Butterfly today.
Many to come.🌻🌿

Oh and did I mention our garden has been taken over by a huge gang of Fantails? 😀

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5 days ago

***Our centres are CLOSED in New Zealand***

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children … View more
We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children with the tuition they need to ensure their continued success.

NumberWorks’nWords would like to thank all our loyal families and hard-working staff for your support. Thank you for your understanding and adapting with us during this time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.

Keep an eye out for our April activities for you and your family.

Much love and kindness ❤️

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5 days ago

Selected Beaurepaires Stores Open During Lockdown

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Wellington Newtown

Unfortunately, your local Beaurepaires store is closed during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

To see which stores are open or to find out more information, please click the READ MORE button below.

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7 days ago

Playgrounds are closed

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Following the announcement to move the country to Level 4, we have made the decision to close all of our playgrounds. This is in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines and has been done to keep our communities and staff safe.
As an alternative during this time, you can enjoy and explore our … View more
Following the announcement to move the country to Level 4, we have made the decision to close all of our playgrounds. This is in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines and has been done to keep our communities and staff safe.
As an alternative during this time, you can enjoy and explore our open spaces with those you are self isolating with at home.
For information and advice, visit: covid19.govt.nz
#kiakahawellington

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5 days ago

Colour pop tallboy

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can … View more
Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to makeover your furniture.

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5 days ago

Let's look after each other

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourhoods can be a great source of support. Connect with each other through our Reach Out page, show kindness and compassion, and strengthen connections with your communities.

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.

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5 days ago

This Wellington business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Quoc Tran from Tutere Street Four Square. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now he needs your vote to give him a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Quoc Tran. Thanks for bringing … View more
A huge congratulations to Quoc Tran from Tutere Street Four Square. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now he needs your vote to give him a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Quoc Tran. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Eric Rooke from Waikanae: "This man got out of Vietnam by himself when he was 13, 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."
Vote for Quoc Tran

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5 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Rita Angus Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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5 days ago

The Capital Day page wants your work-from-home stories!

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours! The Capital Day page would love to feature your work-from-home stories in between our local coverage. Do any of you have quirky or creative office set ups? Do any of you have colleagues (ie. kids and pets) who you're learning to cope with, or even genuinely giving you a hand? … View moreHi neighbours! The Capital Day page would love to feature your work-from-home stories in between our local coverage. Do any of you have quirky or creative office set ups? Do any of you have colleagues (ie. kids and pets) who you're learning to cope with, or even genuinely giving you a hand? Drop your stories below, or send me a message - we'd love to show other Wellingtonians how we're all getting on. Pictured: Eva and Charlie, my work-from-home companions, to get you started!

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6 days ago

2 bedroom unit to rent after May this year

Joel from Kingston

Hello Neighbours.

We have rented this 2 bedroom unit for 6 years and it is now available for rent after May the 8th as we need to move by this time (all going well of course). Suit professionals or family.

Location is in Halifax street, Kingston for $450 per week. All day sun, 5 min walk to … View more
Hello Neighbours.

We have rented this 2 bedroom unit for 6 years and it is now available for rent after May the 8th as we need to move by this time (all going well of course). Suit professionals or family.

Location is in Halifax street, Kingston for $450 per week. All day sun, 5 min walk to Kingston and Berhampore shops. Bus stops within 50 meters, off street parking, open plan kitchen and living room. 2 Bedrooms -one super generous. Good size wardrobes with storage. Bath and shower and laundry. Covered deck to dry washing overlooking a lovingly maintained fully fenced large back section. Pets negotiable.

During the Covid19 lockdown viewing is not allowed so if you would like photos of the property please let me know and I'll email them to you. We could arrange a physical viewing when the lockdown is lifted.

Stay safe!

8 days ago

What will get you through the lockdown?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

With the deadline before the country heads into alert level 4 looming, everything from keyboards and work equipment, to board games, craft projects, DIY goods and even pets are being snapped up as people prepare for a month at home. What is top of your 'must get' list to get through the … View moreWith the deadline before the country heads into alert level 4 looming, everything from keyboards and work equipment, to board games, craft projects, DIY goods and even pets are being snapped up as people prepare for a month at home. What is top of your 'must get' list to get through the month?

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6 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
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