Karori, Wellington

2 hours ago

Outdoor​ ​furniture expo on NOW - you could WIN!

Paula's Furniture & Beds

Hi neighbours, the start of the golden weather is on the horizon. Set the scene for stylish outdoor living with furniture that ticks all the boxes - available now at our Outdoor Furniture Expo. We offer New Zealand’s finest range, superior quality, huge choice, functional designs, modern styles …View moreHi neighbours, the start of the golden weather is on the horizon. Set the scene for stylish outdoor living with furniture that ticks all the boxes - available now at our Outdoor Furniture Expo. We offer New Zealand’s finest range, superior quality, huge choice, functional designs, modern styles and outstanding value.

Our Outdoor Furniture Expo is on until 31 October! Up to 25% off the best New Zealand brands, Devon, Danske Mobler and Eden, all available under one roof. Paula’s Furniture and Beds have the largest display of outdoor furniture in the Lower North Island so visit in store and online to view new season designs and trends and take advantage of the huge savings.

Go in the draw to win a $500 Paula's gift voucher with every outdoor purchase!
Find out more

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3 days ago

4000 sqm of Town Belt To Be Cleared for Water Reservoir

Marina from Brooklyn

Hi neighbours,

Are you aware that the Wellington City Council is planning to put a large water reservoir (35 million litres) in the Prince of Wales Park (Brooklyn Town Belt) instead of increasing capacity of existing reservoirs or developing a more resilient personal water storage options?

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Hi neighbours,

Are you aware that the Wellington City Council is planning to put a large water reservoir (35 million litres) in the Prince of Wales Park (Brooklyn Town Belt) instead of increasing capacity of existing reservoirs or developing a more resilient personal water storage options?

The Council has granted permission under the Town Belt Act for the reservoir to be built and applied for RMA consent.

PLEASE CONSIDER PUTTING IN A SUBMISSION BY 27 OCT 4 PM, OTHERWISE 4000 SQM OF TOWN BELT LAND WILL BE CLEARED AND THIS HUGE CONSTRUCTION WILL GO AHEAD!

Here are the documents:
wellington.govt.nz...

Points to note:
- 4000 sqm of town belt land with 100 year old vegetation will be cleared and concreted.
- Bell Rd reservoir is nearby and could be increased, if needed.
- Papawai Stream and Waitangi Stream with native aqua fauna, will be running through a construction site.
- Water stored in this reservoir is drinking water, whereas a household or business needs less water for drinking and a lot more water for other functions (grey water). The grey water can be roof collected individually or communally.
- Individually collected roof water is more resilient in a disaster and can also help with flooding.
- Construction activity will take 3 years, 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday 7 AM to 6 PM, which will obviously result in noise, vibration and dust.
- The two sports fields at Price of Wales Park will be closed for 3 years.
- The Mt Cook area experienced floods in 2013. It is well known that fact that the storm water systems in Wellington are not coping well with the rain fall, especially as the climate is changing. This project will remove existing vegetation (which removes rain water) and will create a large impervious surface.

11 days ago

Poll: Do you like Halloween?

Ruby Macandrew Reporter from The Wellingtonian

Halloween is celebrated on October 31. It is particularly popular in the US and Ireland, and is gaining popularity in New Zealand.

But it's not for everyone.

What do you think? Is celebrating Halloween neighbourly fun, or not?

Vote in our poll and let us know your thoughts in the …View more
Halloween is celebrated on October 31. It is particularly popular in the US and Ireland, and is gaining popularity in New Zealand.

But it's not for everyone.

What do you think? Is celebrating Halloween neighbourly fun, or not?

Vote in our poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Please write NFP (Not For Print) if you don't want your comments published in print.

PS - It's easy to opt out of Halloween. Simply print off one the signs below and stick it to your door or fence.

Do you like Halloween?
  • 46.1% It's fun to celebrate Halloween!
    46.1% Complete
  • 49.4% Halloween should not be celebrated in NZ.
    49.4% Complete
  • 4.5% Other, tell us in the comments below
    4.5% Complete
423 votes
13 hours ago

What's On: Shakespeare Conspiracies

Brian from Khandallah

Wellington Shakespeare Society and Midsummer Night Players present excerpts from Richard III, Julius Caesar and Macbeth. $5 pp
Shakespeare Conspiracies
  • Connolly Hall
13 hours ago

Heading away this Labour Weekend? Keep your home secure with these tips!

AMI Wellington

It’s been a long time coming, but the long weekend is finally nearly here! If you’re thinking of going away this weekend, here are some tips on how you can help keep your home safe while you’re off enjoying the (hopefully) sunny weather. See our tips

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5 days ago

Avocados - $2.50 each - just picked from family orchard

Gaylene from Northland

Hi all
Avocados from my parents orchard in Glenbervie, Whangarei - $2.50 each. Picked a couple of days ago they will take around a week - 10 days to ripen at this time of year. Keep them in your fruit bowl or, if you want to get a few and spread out the ripening, store them in the fridge green …View more
Hi all
Avocados from my parents orchard in Glenbervie, Whangarei - $2.50 each. Picked a couple of days ago they will take around a week - 10 days to ripen at this time of year. Keep them in your fruit bowl or, if you want to get a few and spread out the ripening, store them in the fridge green and transfer them to your fruit bowl as suits (cooling slows ripening down). We're taking orders until they're gone. Gaylene

3 days ago

Western Suburbs Halloween Party 2017

Andrena Patterson from Northland Memorial Community Centre

Halloween has come to Western Suburbs!
Food Trucks, BYO, Coffee and Cake will entertain the adults while your mini-zombies dare to be terrified by our haunted cave or win the costume competition!
All welcome.
Gold coin donation appreciated.

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3 days ago

Free Family History talk 20 October 2017

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Archives New Zealand online collections - learn how to use them and how they can aid your research
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Archives New Zealand has been getting a lot of its most interesting and important records online, and will be adding more in future. These records are not all available solely through Archives’ …View more
Archives New Zealand online collections - learn how to use them and how they can aid your research
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Archives New Zealand has been getting a lot of its most interesting and important records online, and will be adding more in future. These records are not all available solely through Archives’ website Archway some records such as shipping lists, probates, films, newsreels and artworks have been made available through other websites and platforms.

In this talk Jonathan Newport from Archives New Zealand will talk about what Archives has available online, where to find them and how to use them.

Venue: Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor, National Library of NZ
corner Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington.
Time: 12:10 to 1:00pm Tuesday 20 October 2017
ALL WELCOME.

archives.govt.nz/
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16 hours ago

Labour Weekend Furniture Sale

Phaedra from Crofton Downs

Hi all. If you are looking for something a little bit special for your home, check out vavoom.nz... for some lovely pieces for your home.

17 hours ago

What's On: Brooklyn Market

Euan from Brooklyn

Featuring stalls, food, coffee, tea, BBQ on the deck and live jazz music. Everybody welcome.
Brooklyn Market
  • Brooklyn Community Centre
6 days ago

Free couch!

Sam from Aro Valley

Couch with pull-out bed. Must pick up.
Two strong people required to carry down stairs. Maarama Crescent.

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1 day ago

Moving out sale

Iylia Fadzilah from Wellington Central

Hi neighbours, I’m moving out soon so need to sell the bulky stuffs. Everything requires pick up at The Terrace.

Reside Madison queen bed frame + mattress 1.5 years old. Looking to sell for $200 ono

Beige office chair (tissue box is for size comparison) - $5

Black office chair - $15

Blue …View more
Hi neighbours, I’m moving out soon so need to sell the bulky stuffs. Everything requires pick up at The Terrace.

Reside Madison queen bed frame + mattress 1.5 years old. Looking to sell for $200 ono

Beige office chair (tissue box is for size comparison) - $5

Black office chair - $15

Blue office chair - $25

HUGE office table - $60

Cheers!

$200 ono

1 day ago
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