145 days ago

Pukaha Wairarapa Garden Tour is on this weekend...

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

After this burst of gorgeous weather Wairarapa gardens are looking wonderful. Something for everyone from grand country estates to delightful cottage gardens. There will be plenty to see and buy at the Rathkeale Christmas Fete and ConArt too. Get your ticket now!

More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Lockdown begins: Be kind. Be calm. Stay at home

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Kia Kaha everyone - we're all in this together, even though we're apart. News media is an essential service. So - whether it be four weeks or longer - our journalists will continue to deliver you trusted news, report on public health, and bring you other important, entertaining and useful information throughout these extraordinary times.

3 days ago

On recycling in Wellington during lockdown (it's not happening)

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Recycling in Wellington city and many other parts of the country has been suspended during the coronavirus shutdown. However, not everyone appears to have got the message. A few Brooklyn residents hopefully placed their glass recycling kerbside on Thursday morning. It may be there a while....

20 hours ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.