Karaka Bays, Wellington

21 hours ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be … View more
Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.

And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: homed@stuff.co.nz.

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3 days ago

Recycling is paused

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Just a reminder that kerbside recycling has been paused and the Southern Landfill is closed, so please give your recycling a good clean and store it at home for now.
If you put any recycling bags or crates out on the street, please collect them and take them back to your home.
Rubbish will be … View more
Just a reminder that kerbside recycling has been paused and the Southern Landfill is closed, so please give your recycling a good clean and store it at home for now.
If you put any recycling bags or crates out on the street, please collect them and take them back to your home.
Rubbish will be collected as usual.
For more information about our impacted services, visit: wellington.govt.nz/coronavirus
For Ministry of Health advice on waste, visit:
covid19.govt.nz...

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2 days ago

Have you resorted to cutting your own hair?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

For many New Zealanders, there's never been a better time to give themselves DIY bangs, a drunken bowl cut or partial shave of the head.
But worried stylists across the country are preparing for the hair-pocalypse when salons reopen. Have you resorted to cutting your own hair? How did it go?

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5 hours ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or … View moreHello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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1 day ago

Leaves building up? Grab the broom

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The weeds are beginning to show between the cracks outside Te Papa. The flowers at Lady Norwood Rose Garden have seen better days. As the second week of lockdown comes to an end hints of a more-wild capital are beginning to show. Mayor Andy Foster has asked people to clear leaves in gutters … View moreThe weeds are beginning to show between the cracks outside Te Papa. The flowers at Lady Norwood Rose Garden have seen better days. As the second week of lockdown comes to an end hints of a more-wild capital are beginning to show. Mayor Andy Foster has asked people to clear leaves in gutters outside their homes as council focuses on essential maintenance.

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3 hours ago

Support Services Map

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

To make it easier to find support and essential services during the Covid-19 lockdown, we have created an interactive, online Suppport Services Map and directory.
From grocery deliveries to welfare to financial support - you'll find it all in one place, along with contact info and the location… View more
To make it easier to find support and essential services during the Covid-19 lockdown, we have created an interactive, online Suppport Services Map and directory.
From grocery deliveries to welfare to financial support - you'll find it all in one place, along with contact info and the location of services in your neighbourhood.
Learn more at wgtn.cc... and share the map with anyone you know who could do with some extra support during this time.
Kotahi tonu matou - We are together ❤️

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5 hours ago

Easter hours

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Easter is just around the corner!
Despite many Council facilities temporarily closed and services on hold during the lockdown, there are still a few operating that will be affected by holiday hours this long weekend.
Rubbish will not be collected on Good Friday, instead the collection is moved to … View more
Easter is just around the corner!
Despite many Council facilities temporarily closed and services on hold during the lockdown, there are still a few operating that will be affected by holiday hours this long weekend.
Rubbish will not be collected on Good Friday, instead the collection is moved to the Saturday that follows.
For everything else you need to know, head to:
wgtn.cc...

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5 hours ago

15 Minutes of Fame with Chris Parkin

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Chris Parkin is an art collector, businessman, and philanthropist, among many other things. To relieve his boredom in isolation, he talks to Capital Day about procrastination (and doing it well), being a show off, and Botticelli.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we… View more
Chris Parkin is an art collector, businessman, and philanthropist, among many other things. To relieve his boredom in isolation, he talks to Capital Day about procrastination (and doing it well), being a show off, and Botticelli.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read, as well as to join in on. We have a list of 100 questions, you pick 10, and give us your answers. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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14 hours ago

Keep calm and kind

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? … View more
Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? Reach out to your Neighbours here now.
Reach out

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19 hours ago

Art is good for your mental health. Join our Virtual Paint Party this Sunday

Silke from Heart for Art

Hi everyone, We know how good art is for your mental health so we’re doing a virtual paint party on Sunday so people can enjoy a creative escape. We'll show you step by step how to create this Bucket Fountain Painting. Best of all you don't need any experience. Join us online for a bit … View moreHi everyone, We know how good art is for your mental health so we’re doing a virtual paint party on Sunday so people can enjoy a creative escape. We'll show you step by step how to create this Bucket Fountain Painting. Best of all you don't need any experience. Join us online for a bit of creative fun trying something new and getting a happy boost.
All the details here 👉 snip.ly...

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1 day ago

Clear leaves away from stormwater drains before heavy rain

The Team from Wellington Water

Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce … View more
Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce the amount of flooding by giving the drains in your street or on your property a sweep every now and then.

Easter weekend is looking a bit wet, so while you’re at home during this lockdown, why not get out and clear leaves and rubbish from on and around stormwater sumps?

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1 day ago

Clear leaves away from stormwater drains before heavy rain

The Team from Wellington Water

Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce … View more
Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce the amount of flooding by giving the drains in your street or on your property a sweep every now and then.

Easter weekend is looking a bit wet, so while you’re at home during this lockdown, why not get out and clear leaves and rubbish from on and around stormwater sumps?

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1 day ago

Clear leaves away from stormwater drains before heavy rain

The Team from Wellington Water

Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce … View more
Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce the amount of flooding by giving the drains in your street or on your property a sweep every now and then.

Easter weekend is looking a bit wet, so while you’re at home during this lockdown, why not get out and clear leaves and rubbish from on and around stormwater sumps?

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2 days ago

It's back! 15 Minutes of Fame with Samantha Gadd

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

The Wellington mum and businesswoman talks caravan holidays, stress eating, and "clean green" New Zealand.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read and join in on.

We have a list of 100 questions; you … View more
The Wellington mum and businesswoman talks caravan holidays, stress eating, and "clean green" New Zealand.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read and join in on.

We have a list of 100 questions; you pick 10, at random, and give us your answers. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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1 day ago

Practice good health habits

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

● Wash your hands.
● Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
● Respect self-isolation.

These are only some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your Neighbours safe!

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1 day ago

*Win* a $50 Prezzy Card

The Team from Readers Tours

We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

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We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

Visit www.readerstours.co.nz and spend a few minutes browsing our website. Think about the pages you would visit and the information you would like to see in order to book your next adventure! When you are ready, click here to complete our questionnaire.

Thank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Ts&Cs apply.
Take our questionnaire

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