Island Bay, Wellington

6 days ago

Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Following the announcement to move the country to Alert Level 4, we have made a decision to close Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park.
This is to keep our communities safe. As per the Government’s advice you can still visit our other parks and reserves to exercise and enjoy nature as long as you are … View more
Following the announcement to move the country to Alert Level 4, we have made a decision to close Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park.
This is to keep our communities safe. As per the Government’s advice you can still visit our other parks and reserves to exercise and enjoy nature as long as you are alone or with those you are self isolating with.
Remember to stay close to home and keep 2m apart from others.
Stay safe, stay kind, stay home.
#kiakahawellington

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6 days ago

Washing your hands like your Mum taught you is not the way to kill the virus.

Michael from Newtown

We repeatedly hear that continuously washing our hands is essential to staying healthy. But, how should you wash your hands? Like you usually do? The New York Times says that will not do it. Please read the following article and watch the video. www.nytimes.com...


Stay safe and help your … View more
We repeatedly hear that continuously washing our hands is essential to staying healthy. But, how should you wash your hands? Like you usually do? The New York Times says that will not do it. Please read the following article and watch the video. www.nytimes.com...


Stay safe and help your neighbors - Michael

6 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

6 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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6 days ago

We're still here for you, even if it isn't in person

Ione Slater from Cancer Society NZ - Wellington Division

If you or someone you know is affected by cancer and needs information, advice, or counselling, we can help. In this uncertain time, you can still count on these services:

💛Contact our Cancer Information Helpline: Call free on 0800 CANCER (226 237) to talk to one of our friendly nurses who can … View more
If you or someone you know is affected by cancer and needs information, advice, or counselling, we can help. In this uncertain time, you can still count on these services:

💛Contact our Cancer Information Helpline: Call free on 0800 CANCER (226 237) to talk to one of our friendly nurses who can provide you with information or advice over the phone. Or you can email a nurse at info@cancersoc.org.nz.

💛 Talk to a counsellor: a problem shared is a problem halved. We have counsellors who can support you via telecommunications. Call 0800 CANCER (226 237) to arrange an appointment or email a nurse at info@cancersoc.org.nz. They can connect you to a counsellor.

💛Connect to our online community: www.cancerchatnz.org.nz... is a safe and supportive place to chat, share experiences and get further information.

💛 Take a look at our website to view and download any of our online publications.

For updates on COVID-19 for people affected by cancer, visit:
bit.ly...

Please remember to look after yourself and look after others. Kia kaha.

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6 days ago

NZSO live performance cancelled, replaced by musicians playing at home

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its live online performance from Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre, after regulations around social distancing came into affect earlier this week.

However, they will still perform online for all of New Zealand tonight, as concertmaster … View more
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its live online performance from Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre, after regulations around social distancing came into affect earlier this week.

However, they will still perform online for all of New Zealand tonight, as concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppanen and several players filmed themselves playing one of their favourite pieces of music from their homes.

Play Our Part will premiere for free at nzso.co.nz/live at 7.30pm and can be viewed via smart TV, mobile phone, tablet, or computer.

7 days ago

Knitting Wool Wanted

Erin from Newtown

Do you have spare Knitting wool you can donate? Vinnies Knit-Your-Bit is in need of wool for people who have kindly offered to knit/crochet sqaures for blankets. All blankets will be donated to our most vulnerable people (children & elderly suffering the winter condition without heat). We … View moreDo you have spare Knitting wool you can donate? Vinnies Knit-Your-Bit is in need of wool for people who have kindly offered to knit/crochet sqaures for blankets. All blankets will be donated to our most vulnerable people (children & elderly suffering the winter condition without heat). We appreciate any help you can offer.

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7 days ago

Bike

Lynette from Melrose

Hi all.. I had my road bike stolen from my porch a wee while ago and was so attached to it that I never got around to replacing it... I'm regretting that now, with all this time on my hands I'd love to be able to go for a ride round the peninsula... if anyone has a bike not being used … View moreHi all.. I had my road bike stolen from my porch a wee while ago and was so attached to it that I never got around to replacing it... I'm regretting that now, with all this time on my hands I'd love to be able to go for a ride round the peninsula... if anyone has a bike not being used currently I would dearly love to borrow or purchase it

7 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

7 days ago

Vinnies Wellington - Essential Welfare Packs Available

Millie from St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington

Vinnies Wellington will continue to provide essential services to the community throughout the COVID-19 shutdown. Services over this time will be the distribution of Essential Parcels only.

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday
9am – 3pm

Essential parcels are distributed by delivery only.
(the … View more
Vinnies Wellington will continue to provide essential services to the community throughout the COVID-19 shutdown. Services over this time will be the distribution of Essential Parcels only.

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday
9am – 3pm

Essential parcels are distributed by delivery only.
(the Newtown Welfare and Support Hub is closed to the public).

💙Available Essential Packs:
• Food Pack
- single
- family

• Baby Pack
- 0 - 3-month clothing
- 3 - 6-month clothing
- bassinet bedding
- cot bedding

• Winter Material Pack
- For urgent needs only
- Please inquire with the Vinnies team for further details

💙To access Essential Parcels contact the Vinnies team via:
• Call: 04 389 7122
• Email: info@vinnieswgtn.org.nz
• Text: 021 215 7098
• Social: Facebook @vinnieswgtn

💙 Please look out for your neighbours and stay safe.

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7 days ago

Message from Health Professionals also applies here

Tahir from Kilbirnie

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7 days ago

Lets take care of each other.

Simon Woolf from Councillor Simon Woolf - Wellington City Council

Hi All,

Lets take care of each other. This is a very different time. Let's make it as good as we can for each other.

Our Council has a Help Desk. To call it, the number is: 04 4994444
There is also a great Fix it App for your phone. It can be downloaded.

The Covid 19 website is the most … View more
Hi All,

Lets take care of each other. This is a very different time. Let's make it as good as we can for each other.

Our Council has a Help Desk. To call it, the number is: 04 4994444
There is also a great Fix it App for your phone. It can be downloaded.

The Covid 19 website is the most important place to get information.
covid19.govt.nz...

They have a helpline on 0800 779 997 (8am–1am, 7 days a week).

There are people who are there to help, if need be. We also have our wonderful Student Army out and about, if required.

I'll be posting items of interest and information on my Facebook too.
www.facebook.com...

I'm up for hearing and sharing innovative caring ideas to help us get through this.

my email is simon.woolf@wcc.govt.nz

Please eat healthily, and keep fit during this time.

So lets take care of each other, be sensible, and we will get through this together.

Regards

Simon

Simon Woolf
Wellington City Councillor

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7 days ago

Lets take care of each other.

Simon Woolf from Councillor Simon Woolf - Wellington City Council

Hi All,

Lets take care of each other. This is a very different time. Let's make it as good as we can for each other.

Our Council has a Help Desk. To call it, the number is: 04 4994444
There is also a great Fix it App for your phone. It can be downloaded.

The Covid 19 website is the most … View more
Hi All,

Lets take care of each other. This is a very different time. Let's make it as good as we can for each other.

Our Council has a Help Desk. To call it, the number is: 04 4994444
There is also a great Fix it App for your phone. It can be downloaded.

The Covid 19 website is the most important place to get information.
covid19.govt.nz...

They have a helpline on 0800 779 997 (8am–1am, 7 days a week).

There are people who are there to help, if need be. We also have our wonderful Student Army out and about, if required.

I'll be posting items of interest and information on my Facebook too.
www.facebook.com...

I'm up for hearing and sharing innovative caring ideas to help us get through this.

my email is simon.woolf@wcc.govt.nz

Please eat healthily, and keep fit during this time.

So lets take care of each other, be sensible, and we will get through this together.

Regards

Simon

Simon Woolf
Wellington City Councillor

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7 days ago

⚠WATER OUTAGE – EVANS BAY PARADE⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

Following a burst main late last night, water remains out from 619-639 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie.

Crews are working to repair this and get water back on as soon as possible. Water is expected to be back on at 11am. In the meantime, we have arranged temporary water supply – bottled water is … View more
Following a burst main late last night, water remains out from 619-639 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie.

Crews are working to repair this and get water back on as soon as possible. Water is expected to be back on at 11am. In the meantime, we have arranged temporary water supply – bottled water is available onsite.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this outage.

7 days ago

Computer mouse wanted please - cabled, thank you.

Administration Team from Island Bay Presbyterian Church

If you have such a gem in a draw feeling lost, I'd like to borrow it, thank you. I can collect from a letter box or doorstep from around Southgate, Island Bay, Berhampore. Cheers and good luck in your bubble :)

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