Kingston, Wellington

1 day 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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1 day 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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3 days 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!

6 hours ago

Easter hours

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Happy Easter Pōneke!
Just a reminder that some of our services are effected by the holiday hours, so if today is your normal rubbish day, it will be moved to Saturday.
Our recreational facilities are still closed during this time.
For more info on our Easter hours, head to:
wgtn.cc...
For more … View more
Happy Easter Pōneke!
Just a reminder that some of our services are effected by the holiday hours, so if today is your normal rubbish day, it will be moved to Saturday.
Our recreational facilities are still closed during this time.
For more info on our Easter hours, head to:
wgtn.cc...
For more info on our facilities and services visit wellington.govt.nz/covid-19

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7 hours ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you … View more
Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.

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8 hours ago

Helping others this Easter

Clive from Island Bay

Do you know folk in your bubble or neighbours who are a bit IT challenged, or who might be in need of a bit of comfort this Easter? Without church services it’s hard for some to be able to be at peace. Just to say could you help them out by reaching out to folk who might want a religious … View moreDo you know folk in your bubble or neighbours who are a bit IT challenged, or who might be in need of a bit of comfort this Easter? Without church services it’s hard for some to be able to be at peace. Just to say could you help them out by reaching out to folk who might want a religious experience this Easter by letting them know that there is a service on every Sunday at 10.00 on Utube or on channel 200 (yes 200) on free to air TV. There is also one today (Good Friday) at 10.00 and then one this Saturday at 7.30pm – called a Chrism service. For the Utube link you go to movementonline.org.nz... These are open to anyone, and are fairly gentle simple services by a husband and wife team in their bubble in Wanganui,. Both are Anglican priests. The services include talks usually by the Wellington Bishops Justin and Eleanor.

It’s been great to see the help people are offering to others, and I hope you will feel able to reach out in this way to help those who are struggling at this time, regardless of any personal beliefs you might have. Thank you and may God Bless you with His love this Easter.

5 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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15 hours ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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20 hours ago

Look our for others

The Team from Wellington District Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Online Sleep Presentation - Questions?

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

Dr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre (Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and its relationship to health and wellbeing. She is joining Age Concern Wellington to record a short online presentation, giving an overview of sleep, common … View moreDr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre (Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and its relationship to health and wellbeing. She is joining Age Concern Wellington to record a short online presentation, giving an overview of sleep, common disruptions and some tips for looking after sleep during the pandemic.

This presentation will be tailored to answer questions!


Please comment below or email any questions on this topic before the 15th of April to r.gibson@massey.ac.nz

Age concern online preso final.pdf Download View

1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

Here are our 2nd week of challenges. Might help fill in a bit of time and a great thing to do as a family.

1 day ago

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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1 day 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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4 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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3 days 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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