Karori, Wellington

14 hours ago

Congratulations to the Wellingtonians of the Year!

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The Wellingtonian of the Year awards' supreme winner has been jointly awarded for the first time in 31 years, with climate change activist Sophie Handford and Muslim community leader Tahir Nawaz sharing the honour. Dominion Post editor Eric Janssen said the winners and their response were a … View moreThe Wellingtonian of the Year awards' supreme winner has been jointly awarded for the first time in 31 years, with climate change activist Sophie Handford and Muslim community leader Tahir Nawaz sharing the honour. Dominion Post editor Eric Janssen said the winners and their response were a clear reflection of events that dominated 2019. "Without Sophie and Tahir's leadership, respectively, we might fear even more for our future, and struggle even more to find peace after unprecedented pain." Follow the read more link to see all of last night's winners.

2 hours ago

St Anne’s Fair

Julia from Northland

Corner Randwick and Northland Roads

9:30am - 1:30pm

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1 day ago

Rental in Northland Village $310 Per Week

Heidi from Northland

Hi Everyone,

Just an update that I missed out on the property I was keen on. I have enquired about another but there aren't many places that allow cats so for now I am staying put! Will still keep everyone in mind though as you never know what may happen :).

Thank you all again for your time… View more
Hi Everyone,

Just an update that I missed out on the property I was keen on. I have enquired about another but there aren't many places that allow cats so for now I am staying put! Will still keep everyone in mind though as you never know what may happen :).

Thank you all again for your time and interest, 

Heidi
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Hi Everyone,

Firstly this is currently just a "what if" situation.

I am currently considering moving back to Hawkes Bay. If I find a place it would mean breaking my lease early. I will need to double check about subletting my unit but from what I recall, I would need to pay for rental listing fees and continue paying my rent until my property managers find a replacement.

I just thought that maybe I could find a way around this by possibly finding a single person or couple early without having to pay these hefty listing fees/pay double rent.

Is anyone here currently looking for a rental close to the city but far enough away for some peace and quiet :). Or do you know someone who is?

I have lived in this lovely one bedroom unit in Northland village for 5.5 years. My only reason for wanting to move is that I would like to live closer to my family.

There is a wee room next to the living room which I call the sun room. Right now I use it as my office space but you could also fit a small guest bed if you wanted to. The bonus about living here is that cats are allowed! They have a lovely hill to explore and I installed a cat door when I moved in so that's handy :).

I will be visiting Hawkes Bay this weekend and hope to view a rental then. I will know more after this weekend just thought I would see if there may be any takers ahead of time! It may well be that I will still need to get it listed the official way but it can't hurt to try different avenues 😉. I will wait with posting photos until I have my property managers permission to do so.

1 day ago

Poll: Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip … View more
There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip followed pressure from councillors, while also promising to spend less on the midday spread than previous councils. "People felt when you didn't have lunches provided on days when you were working through [into the afternoon], councillors tended to disappear all over the place to get lunch. It reduced team bonding." What do you think- should councillors get lunch provided?
www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?
  • 6.3% Absoultely
    6.3% Complete
  • 26% Only if it's a modest spread
    26% Complete
  • 67.7% No way
    67.7% Complete
592 votes
9 hours ago

Together we can change this. 🙌

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Reach out, look out, help out AND speak out!

#NSNZendviolence

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14 hours ago

Brand new tours for 2020 have just been launched!

The Team from Readers Tours

Want to explore New Zealand's beautiful backyard?!

Our Readers Tours offer adventurous seniors a perfect combination of sights and unique experiences. With two brand new tours launched for 2020, don't miss your chance to visit some of New Zealand’s hidden gems. From the beautiful … View more
Want to explore New Zealand's beautiful backyard?!

Our Readers Tours offer adventurous seniors a perfect combination of sights and unique experiences. With two brand new tours launched for 2020, don't miss your chance to visit some of New Zealand’s hidden gems. From the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Aoraki, Mt Cook, to the home of Middle Earth and the geothermal sites of Rotorua

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16 hours ago

Are you struggling to find a house to buy?

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

Kia ora Neighbours!
Are you struggling to find a house to buy? Tell us about it!
You're probably not alone.
With a population boom on the horizon, it appears soon it will be even more difficult: a council-commissioned assessment has found the Wellington region won't be able to keep up … View more
Kia ora Neighbours!
Are you struggling to find a house to buy? Tell us about it!
You're probably not alone.
With a population boom on the horizon, it appears soon it will be even more difficult: a council-commissioned assessment has found the Wellington region won't be able to keep up with housing demand with a massive shortfall predicted in the next eight years.
How much of a problem is it already?
NB please put NFP after your comment if you would not like it used in a story. Thank you!

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5 days ago

Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

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Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
  • 79.7% Absolutely - I’ve personally dealt with bad neighbours
    79.7% Complete
  • 15.5% No - tenants could be evicted unfairly
    15.5% Complete
  • 4.8% I don’t have an opinion
    4.8% Complete
310 votes
1 day ago

Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival

Mary Potter Hospice

Pre-order your sundaes now for Wednesday 20 November!

Show your support for Mary Potter Hospice and enjoy #SundaesForGood at the annual Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival on Wednesday 20 November, 9am to 4pm at Midland Park, Lambton Quay.

Round up five or more friends, colleagues or … View more
Pre-order your sundaes now for Wednesday 20 November!

Show your support for Mary Potter Hospice and enjoy #SundaesForGood at the annual Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival on Wednesday 20 November, 9am to 4pm at Midland Park, Lambton Quay.

Round up five or more friends, colleagues or family members who are keen to savour our delicious strawberry and ice cream sundaes for $6 each. Pre-order on our website before Tuesday 19 November at 5pm, and beat the queues!

You can collect your order from Midland Park or we can deliver for FREE within the Wellington CBD on the day between 10am – 3.30pm.

Thanks to DeliverEasy for making this happen!
Find out more

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25 days ago

Photographer wanted for interior design work

Nicci from Brooklyn

Hi neighbours
I'm on the hunt for a freelance photographer who would be interested in photographing interior design jobs for me to use on social media and website etc. Ideally suited to someone who can be available during the day, had a good camera and be able to be called upon as and when … View more
Hi neighbours
I'm on the hunt for a freelance photographer who would be interested in photographing interior design jobs for me to use on social media and website etc. Ideally suited to someone who can be available during the day, had a good camera and be able to be called upon as and when required for shoots from 1 to 2 hours in duration (flexible timing). Initially I am wanting someone to photograph older jobs then would be keen to use on an ongoing basis capturing new work. I'd be very open to having a student or someone still learning as it's a bit piecemeal. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please get in touch I'd love to chat. Thanks Nicci Tong

2 days ago

Karori Lions Super Garden Trail 23/24 November

Tom Neighbourly Lead from Karori

Only 10 days to go before the Karori Lions' Super Garden Trail! The weather forecast seem to be suggesting that a bit of wet weather should be clearing nicely for the event!
supergardentrail.com...

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1 day ago

Lost a key?

Ngahiwi from Crofton Downs

Found a single key along Chartwell Drive, Crofton Downs. If you think it’s yours, please message me and I’ll be happy to return it. Ngā mihi

1 day ago

Omāroro Open Day

The Team from Wellington Water

We’re hosting a community open day ahead of the next stage for the Omāroro pipelines project. Once built, Omāroro Reservoir will make the city’s water supply much more resilient in case of a disaster or operational failure. Right now, we’re installing the large pipes that will connect the … View moreWe’re hosting a community open day ahead of the next stage for the Omāroro pipelines project. Once built, Omāroro Reservoir will make the city’s water supply much more resilient in case of a disaster or operational failure. Right now, we’re installing the large pipes that will connect the reservoir to the existing network.

This next stage involves closing Wallace Street, Mt Cook, to traffic for a few months. A diversion will be in place via Wright St, and Adelaide Road will be the main route into the city to and from the south.

Interested? You’re welcome to attend the community drop-in session on Sunday 17 November 11am – 2pm at Massey University Executive Suite, Gate A, Wallace St. See you there.

1 day ago

Is your phone emergency ready? 📢📲

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Only 10 days to go until the 2019 Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test on 24 November!

EMAs allow you to quickly receive important information from relevant government agencies if there is a serious risk to your life, health or property. The upcoming test allows NZ Civil Defence to evaluate the … View more
Only 10 days to go until the 2019 Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test on 24 November!

EMAs allow you to quickly receive important information from relevant government agencies if there is a serious risk to your life, health or property. The upcoming test allows NZ Civil Defence to evaluate the system to ensure as many people as possible can receive alerts.

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1 day ago

Do more of what you love!

Rita Angus Retirement Village

We'll pull the weeds, so you can play with your grandkids.

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