Island Bay, Wellington

7 days ago

We're turning off metered parking

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is turning off its metered parking system in the central city for the immediate future due to the impact of Covid-19. This means motorists do not have to pay for on-street parking.
Time restrictions and Coupon parking charges will not apply, but you'll still need a … View more
Wellington City Council is turning off its metered parking system in the central city for the immediate future due to the impact of Covid-19. This means motorists do not have to pay for on-street parking.
Time restrictions and Coupon parking charges will not apply, but you'll still need a permit to park in Residents Parking Zones. For more information visit:wgtn.cc...

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8 days ago

Wage Subsidy form

Ingrid from Brooklyn

I see that the government's Wage Subsidy application is straightforward...one page only. Important to apply if you are a sole trader and can't work from home.

8 days ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping! We’ll put … View moreDo you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping! We’ll put our talented team of labourers to work so that you don’t have to!
Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... for a reasonable estimate.

8 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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8 days ago

COVID-19: From Tuesday 24 March - weekend services start to roll out on all public transport modes

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In response to the Prime Minister’s address yesterday on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to weekend services across all public transport modes.

From Tuesday 24 March rail services will move to a special weekend timetable www.metlink.org.nz...

From Wednesday 25 March bus services … View more
In response to the Prime Minister’s address yesterday on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to weekend services across all public transport modes.

From Tuesday 24 March rail services will move to a special weekend timetable www.metlink.org.nz...

From Wednesday 25 March bus services will move to Sunday timetables. www.metlink.org.nz...

Further updates will be posted when available. Metlink thanks passengers for their patience at this time.

8 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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8 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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12 days ago

Have you changed how you travel?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Honesty is the new policy with Wellington train commuters now having to 'clip' their own tickets. A new cashless regime, to cut contact between passengers and staff, will see no ticket checking staff or cash sales on trains from March 23. Buses are also going cashless. Have you stopped … View moreHonesty is the new policy with Wellington train commuters now having to 'clip' their own tickets. A new cashless regime, to cut contact between passengers and staff, will see no ticket checking staff or cash sales on trains from March 23. Buses are also going cashless. Have you stopped using public transport?

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8 days ago

METLINK MOVES TO SUNDAY SERVICES FROM WEDNESDAY

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In response to the Prime Minister’s address today on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to Sunday services across all public transport modes from Wednesday 25 March.

Metlink GM Scott Gallacher says, that while there are still a number of issues to work out, all trains and buses will … View more
In response to the Prime Minister’s address today on raised COVID-19 levels, Metlink will be moving to Sunday services across all public transport modes from Wednesday 25 March.

Metlink GM Scott Gallacher says, that while there are still a number of issues to work out, all trains and buses will move to Sunday services after Tuesday.

“We’ll work to deliver to the current timetables across the network tomorrow but from first thing Wednesday morning, Sunday timetables will be implemented,” says Mr Gallacher.

Buses will no longer board from the front door. Metlink apologises to customers who rely on the accessibility options provided at the front door and encourages customers to find out more about Total Mobility services during this time by calling 0800 801 700.

Customers will be encouraged to continue their own physical distancing practices on all trains and buses, leaving a space next to them where they can.

“We’re still working out what this might mean for Wairarapa rail services and will provide more updates when they become available,” says Mr Gallacher.

UPDATE: As part of the move to Sunday timetables, Metlink school bus services will not run from Wednesday.

10 days ago

COVID-19 – helping out in the community

Malcolm Sparrow from Councillor Malcolm Sparrow - Wellington City Council

More and more “at risk” people may be confining themselves in their own homes for the forseeable future. In response there any many kind souls in the community offering to assist.

The Wellington Volunteer Student Army is up and operating again and assisting where needed. See sva.org.nz...

If … View more
More and more “at risk” people may be confining themselves in their own homes for the forseeable future. In response there any many kind souls in the community offering to assist.

The Wellington Volunteer Student Army is up and operating again and assisting where needed. See sva.org.nz...

If you want to be proactive yourself, you could print a few copies of the attached notice and do a letterbox drop in your own street, even if it’s just five houses on either side of you and a few across the road. That’s what being a good neighbour is all about!

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10 days ago

Metlink response to COVID 19

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

We know public transport is an essential service, and we’re focussed on ensuring you continue to have access to our region’s network during this time.

Listen to Scott Gallacher, General Manager for Metlink, explain the measures we are putting in place to stay one step ahead of COVID-19.

9 days ago

METLINK PUBLIC TRANSPORT UPDATE ON DRIVERS AGED 70+

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

In accordance with Central Government advice, for the health and safety of staff and passengers, all Metlink bus drivers aged 70+ will not be part of operating our transport network at this time.

About 70 of Metlink’s 500 bus drivers are aged 70 or over and in accordance with the Ministry of … View more
In accordance with Central Government advice, for the health and safety of staff and passengers, all Metlink bus drivers aged 70+ will not be part of operating our transport network at this time.

About 70 of Metlink’s 500 bus drivers are aged 70 or over and in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines, they are advised to remain at home. Less drivers means there will need to be cancellations to some services across the bus network.

We are currently looking at where cancellations will need to take place and are encouraging Metlink customers to keep up to date with service changes by checking Metlink’s website, App and Real Time Information screens.

11 days ago

Cleaning and sanitizing slots available.

Niki from Professional House Cleaning

In these awful and uncertain times if you would like your house thouroughly cleaned, text me on 0273 119 209. $30ph. Niki.

10 days ago

COVID-19: GREATER WELLINGTON CLOSES OFFICES

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

In line with advice from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz) and the Ministry of Health, Greater Wellington Regional Council is closing its offices to the public and encouraging all office based staff to work from home.

Greater Wellington’s critical field based staff … View more
In line with advice from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz) and the Ministry of Health, Greater Wellington Regional Council is closing its offices to the public and encouraging all office based staff to work from home.

Greater Wellington’s critical field based staff in areas such as harbours, parks, flood protection and environmental roles are also being encouraged to apply physical distancing practices.

Public Transport across the region will continue to operate to existing timetables. Passengers are encouraged to leave the seat next to them empty if they can.

10 days ago

Chinese Quail - Free to a good home

Stephanie from Island Bay

**FREE TO A GOOD HOME** - two male quail aged 4 months, hatched 23 Oct 2019, brothers. have been in an aviary with budgies, canaries and finches. pictured here with another from the clutch. Take both -they get on fine together, or one. text/call Anna 021 081 70791

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