Kilbirnie, Wellington

5 hours ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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14 minutes

Appreciation post

The Team from Wellington District Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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5 minutes ago

Happy Easter!

The Team from Wellington Water

It may not feel like a normal long weekend, but we want to wish you all a Happy Easter! 🐰🥚
We continue to have crews working over the long weekend, delivering essential services to the communities of the Wellington region - ensuring we have clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment … View more
It may not feel like a normal long weekend, but we want to wish you all a Happy Easter! 🐰🥚
We continue to have crews working over the long weekend, delivering essential services to the communities of the Wellington region - ensuring we have clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment 💧💙

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2 hours ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Wellington District Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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4 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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3 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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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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4 hours ago

Meat delivery

Cassius from Lyall Bay

Hi everyone,
During these uncertain times, if anyone is finding it hard to get to the supermarket or would like to have meat delivered direct to your door; Primestar Meats from Miramar are delivering within the Wellington area. When delivery has been made, they will text or call to let you know.
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Hi everyone,
During these uncertain times, if anyone is finding it hard to get to the supermarket or would like to have meat delivered direct to your door; Primestar Meats from Miramar are delivering within the Wellington area. When delivery has been made, they will text or call to let you know.
I have had a delivery from them and they were a really good team of guys. I can thoroughly recommend them on both the price and quality of their meat.
Contact details are: In-House by Primestar - Premium Meat home delivery service

Website: shop.primestar.co.nz

19 hours ago

Here's help just for Wellingtonians

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

The city council has set up a dedicated Emergency Welfare Team and an interactive map to help Wellingtonians throughout the lockdown.

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1 day ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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1 day 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

Kittens?

Anita from Mornington

Along shot - does anyone have kittens looking for a home ? Our beloved cat was killed a couple of weeks ago, we cant replace him but it's very lonely without company! Keen to line up an opportunity when the time is appropriate - Thanks!

1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day ago

Two weeks into lockdown - how's everyone feeling?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

How's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a … View moreHow's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a friendly phone call, have some great baking tips, ways to work from home or ideas to keep the kids entertained. Post on Reach Out and together we can all support each other and our communities during this time.

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