Karori, Wellington

15 hours ago

Do you feel unsafe after dark?

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi, my name is Josephine. I'm looking to speak with women about feeling unsafe after dark. Do you change your behaviour or avoid certain areas at night? Have you got a story to share about this?

If you'd be willing to talk to a reporter, then please email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz.… View more
Hi, my name is Josephine. I'm looking to speak with women about feeling unsafe after dark. Do you change your behaviour or avoid certain areas at night? Have you got a story to share about this?

If you'd be willing to talk to a reporter, then please email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz. I look forward to hearing from you.

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11 hours ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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1 day ago

What would you like to see happen in Wellington over the next ten years?

Ruby Macandrew Reporter from Dominion Post

Hey Wellington neighbours! When polled, the majority of you (39 per cent) told us you thought the city had regressed in the past decade. We're keen to know why and what you would like to see happen to get Wellington back on track. Let us know in the comments below. (Please mark comments not … View moreHey Wellington neighbours! When polled, the majority of you (39 per cent) told us you thought the city had regressed in the past decade. We're keen to know why and what you would like to see happen to get Wellington back on track. Let us know in the comments below. (Please mark comments not for print with 'NFP')

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10 hours ago

Trains suspended on all lines - Are you affected?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

All train services in and out of Wellington are suspended due to a nationwide signalling issue.

Services on the Hutt Valley line, four Kāpiti line services, two Melling Line services and two Johnsonville line services have been cancelled.

A statement from Metlink said "we have no … View more
All train services in and out of Wellington are suspended due to a nationwide signalling issue.

Services on the Hutt Valley line, four Kāpiti line services, two Melling Line services and two Johnsonville line services have been cancelled.

A statement from Metlink said "we have no estimated time for restoration at this stage". Keep up to date here.

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3 days ago

Soft plastic recycling bins are back

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to … View more
Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.

To read more, click here.

Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.

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3 days ago

Queen Mattress & Base for sale.

Georgina from Owhiro Bay

Hi,
I'm selling a serenesleep Queen Mattress and Base.
In storage.
8 Months of use only.
Brought 2018.

Please note the mattress is white with a white boarder.
The pic with matress and base shows the same base and same mattress only with a black boarder.
The mattress has quite a puffy pillow … View more
Hi,
I'm selling a serenesleep Queen Mattress and Base.
In storage.
8 Months of use only.
Brought 2018.

Please note the mattress is white with a white boarder.
The pic with matress and base shows the same base and same mattress only with a black boarder.
The mattress has quite a puffy pillow top, not as flat as the pic.

Excellent condition.
Please call me on 02102939309

11 hours ago

We Are One with the Jewish Community

The team from Churton Park Community Centre

Friday 27 September, from 7 - 9 pm at Churton Park Community Centre
Come and join us in the fifth Multi-Faith Series event, where you can engage and begin to understand some of the core values that underpin different religions, traditions, and cultures that are represented in your community.

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Friday 27 September, from 7 - 9 pm at Churton Park Community Centre
Come and join us in the fifth Multi-Faith Series event, where you can engage and begin to understand some of the core values that underpin different religions, traditions, and cultures that are represented in your community.

We will focus on Judaism traditions and celebrations and how to understand and engage effectively with the Jewish Community.

Light Dinner will be served.



Limited places - booking is essential, Please contact Mai Mostafa on cpcc@wcc.govt.nz or 048304802 to book your place!

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10 hours ago

80 - 90 litre storage bins

Marilyn from Kelburn

I have five stacking plastic storage boxes, each one 80 - 90 litres. Approximate measurements 61cm x 44 cm x 44 cm, but they're not all exactly the same. A couple of the lids are cracked (see the images), and one is missing its handles. However, they are all very functional if you have … View moreI have five stacking plastic storage boxes, each one 80 - 90 litres. Approximate measurements 61cm x 44 cm x 44 cm, but they're not all exactly the same. A couple of the lids are cracked (see the images), and one is missing its handles. However, they are all very functional if you have stuff to sort and stack out of the way. Free to anyone who will collect.

Free

11 hours ago

Sunny Side Up

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Presenting the perfect opportunity for first home buyers and investors alike, here is your chance to enter into the property market or add to that investment portfolio.

This very neat and well-presented, north facing home is ready for its new owners.

Full of sunshine throughout the day, this low … View more
Presenting the perfect opportunity for first home buyers and investors alike, here is your chance to enter into the property market or add to that investment portfolio.

This very neat and well-presented, north facing home is ready for its new owners.

Full of sunshine throughout the day, this low maintenance family home has two generously sized bedrooms, one spacious family bathroom, modern kitchen, open plan living and dining area which connects to a good sized deck and grassed area making comfortable living and entertaining a breeze.

The off street car park compliments the whole package.

Light filled and warm, this home certainly ticks the right boxes. Lance and Sonya welcome you to their open homes or contact them today to arrange your private viewing.

BEO $529,000

Lance and Sonya look forward to seeing you at one of the open homes (Thursday 5:30pm - 6:00pm and Sunday 1:30pm - 2:15pm)

For sale by way of Deadline closing Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 2:00pm (Ray White Wellington City, Level 1/77 Thorndon Quay, Wellington Central).

11 hours ago

Special Jewellery Party

The team from Churton Park Community Centre

From Broken to Beautiful!
Saturday 12 October, from 1 pm - 3 pm at Churton Park Community Centre
Jewellery Parties empower rescued girls with fair wages and safe employment. join us to learn more about Child Rescue and purchase beautiful jewellery handmade by rescued girls.



there will be … View more
From Broken to Beautiful!
Saturday 12 October, from 1 pm - 3 pm at Churton Park Community Centre
Jewellery Parties empower rescued girls with fair wages and safe employment. join us to learn more about Child Rescue and purchase beautiful jewellery handmade by rescued girls.



there will be handmade jewellery and Christmas decorations our girls have made available for purchase. A special international speaker will be sharing her front line experience with these precious girls.

So Come and check out this beautiful jewellery and support this amazing cause!

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12 hours ago

Free Coding Activities for kids with FunCoding

The team from Churton Park Community Centre

FunCoding is committed to the Wellington Youth Programming Enlightenment. We believe that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. FunCoding will host a free coding activity this Saturday afternoon. If your kids are over 7 years old and curious with … View moreFunCoding is committed to the Wellington Youth Programming Enlightenment. We believe that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. FunCoding will host a free coding activity this Saturday afternoon. If your kids are over 7 years old and curious with coding, come and join us! Let us see what amazing stuff they could create!
Time: 1 pm – 2 pm, 21st, September
Content: Blocks Coding Game

Contact: contact@funcoding.co.nz

Website: funcoding.co.nz...

Note: This lesson is suitable for 7+ years old kids. If your kids are already familiar with Blocks Coding Game, such as Scratch, we will host free Python class soon.

Please bring your own laptop. Free WIFI provided.

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16 hours ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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17 hours ago

Tapu: Te Awa Atua and the reclamation of Mana Wahine

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Saturday, 28 September, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Free He Tohu tour from 12:00pm to 12:30pm.
Cost: Free event. Register your interest by Tuesday 24 September. events.natlib@dia.govt.nz
Location: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets,… View more
Date: Saturday, 28 September, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Free He Tohu tour from 12:00pm to 12:30pm.
Cost: Free event. Register your interest by Tuesday 24 September. events.natlib@dia.govt.nz
Location: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.



Celebrating Suffrage month
As part of the celebrations for Suffrage month in September, the National Library Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, will bring together entrepreneurs, thinkers, performers and historians for a transformative event called ‘Tapu: Te Awa Atua and the reclamation of Mana Wahine’.

Kōrero, performance and workshopping on the topic of Te Awa Atua (The Sacred River)

The event will comprise a dynamic afternoon of kōrero, performance and workshopping on the topic of Te Awa Atua (The Sacred River), the tapu process of the menstrual cycle.

Through the lens of te ao Māori we will explore the historical and colonial context, experiences of tupuna, Mareikura (Māori goddesses) and contemporary practices and initiatives which help Aotearoa’s mana wahine reclaim their bodies and traditional practices as they relate to te awa atua. Through conversation around these issues we aim to reclaim, demystify and decolonise issues related to women’s bodies and to discover new and ancient ways to care for, cherish and celebrate them.

There will be refreshments and a book signing with Ngahuia Murphy author of Te Awa Atua: Menstruation in the pre-colonial Maori World. The newly opened exhibition Pūkana: Moments in Māori Performance will also be open to view before, during the break and after the event.

Visit our pop-up exhibition of Tapu: Te Awa Atua posters and an installation by Yoobee School of Design students and our Tapu commissioned artwork by Robyn Kahukiwa

Empowering women
By reflecting on the ways in which attitudes to women’s bodies and menstruation have shaped the way women see themselves and their value, we aim to empower women, especially young, indigenous and minority women, to talk about these issues while considering history, Papatuanuku, period poverty and the creation of new traditions.

Communication and connection are powerful tools and through the sharing of stories and mythology ‘Tapu: Te Awa Atua and the reclamation of Mana Wahine’ will support and engender dialogue, sharing of knowledge and the fostering of mutual understanding across ethnicities, generations, gender and socio-economic groups.

Speakers
•Stefanie Lash — Curator, He Tohu
•Ani Mikaere (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou) — Author of 'Colonising Myths: Māori Realities', 'The Balance Destroyed' and 'Like Moths to the Flame: A History of Ngāti Raukawa Resistance'
•Ngahuia Murphy ( Ngāti Manawa, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu) — Author of Te Awa Atua: Menstruation in the pre-colonial Maori World and 'Waiwhero: A celebration of Māori womanhood'
•Morgana Watson (Te Atiawa, Taranaki Nui Tonu, Te Atihau nui ā Papaarangi, Ngāpuhi) — Director MW Consultancy: Māori Cultural Awareness
•Komako-Aroha and Whetu-Iti Silver (Ngapuhi - Ngati Pakahi ki Whangaroa) — Creators of HINE a ritual practise and performance work.
•Jacinta Gulasekharam — Co-Founder, Dignity
•Michele Wilson — Founder of 'I am Eva Period Underwear'
•Olie Body — Founder, Wā Collective
•MC. Moana Ormsby (Ngāti Porou, Tūhoe, Maniapoto. Kaiwhakaako) — National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

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17 hours ago

Mahina

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Friday, 20 - 28 September, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: Free.

Location: Te Puna Foundation Gallery, (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Celebrating the signing of the Suffrage Petition
Come and see our pop-up exhibition of posters, … View more
Date: Friday, 20 - 28 September, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: Free.

Location: Te Puna Foundation Gallery, (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Celebrating the signing of the Suffrage Petition
Come and see our pop-up exhibition of posters, designed by students of Wellington’s Youbee School of Design as part of the National Library’s inaugural Tapu Festival, the first season of which is Mahina

The festival marks the anniversary of the signing of the Suffrage Petition, which is housed in the He Tohu exhibition at the Library. The Petition represents the hopes and dreams of New Zealand women who campaigned vigorously for the right to vote and to have a voice in our Nation’s future.

Acknowledging the women who campaigned for the right to vote.
Tapu is a way for us to acknowledge these women, the progress we have made and highlight those issues where progress is still needed.

Tapu is sacred and Mahina is the moon. For this first festival we have focused on Te Awa Atua — the menstrual cycle as means of highlighting issues related to — body image, body identity, menstruation and menopause — and why there is still shame and confusion around them.

Student's brief and inspiration for posters
The students have responded to this brief and to some keywords provided for inspiration: Divine, mystery, sacred, curious, discovery, power, celebration, beauty, shame, proud, uplifting, joyful, knowledge…

Mahina also features a new work by artist Robyn Kahukiwa, commissioned to complement the student’s contribution to the Tapu Festival.

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3 days ago

Karori Lions' E-Waste recycling on Saturday

Tom Neighbourly Lead from Karori

Just reminding everyone to sort out their e-waste to bring down to the Karori Community Centre on Saturday:

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3 days ago

Karori Playground Drop In

Daniel Melbye from Wellington City Council

We're upgrading Karori Park Playground in Feb and we'd like your feedback. Come along to our drop in session at Karori Community Centre on Sunday 22 Sept from 9-11am. If it's windy we'll be inside the Youth Centre, but if it's a beautiful day you'll find us at the … View moreWe're upgrading Karori Park Playground in Feb and we'd like your feedback. Come along to our drop in session at Karori Community Centre on Sunday 22 Sept from 9-11am. If it's windy we'll be inside the Youth Centre, but if it's a beautiful day you'll find us at the adjacent Farmers Market. www.facebook.com...

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