Makara, Wellington

3 hours ago

Wellington's Central Library set to avoid demolition, but still years away from reopening

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington's Central Library looks set to avoid demolition, but ratepayers could ultimately pay $200 million for the privilege of keeping it.

On Wednesday, Wellington City Council voted 14-1 in favour of a motion indicating their preference was to strengthen and upgrade the earthquake-prone … View more
Wellington's Central Library looks set to avoid demolition, but ratepayers could ultimately pay $200 million for the privilege of keeping it.

On Wednesday, Wellington City Council voted 14-1 in favour of a motion indicating their preference was to strengthen and upgrade the earthquake-prone building, rather than demolish and rebuild.

To read more, click here.

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1 day ago

Make your garden a place of beauty and delight!

Manager from Ingrid Gotlieb Landscape Design + Consultancy

The Garden Consultation service I offer provides simple instructions to get your garden sorted with the right plants for you and the garden site. A garden can be a pleasure to work in!
There are three basic regular tasks to do. Gardening doesn't need to be complicated! 1. Feed the soil. 2. … View more
The Garden Consultation service I offer provides simple instructions to get your garden sorted with the right plants for you and the garden site. A garden can be a pleasure to work in!
There are three basic regular tasks to do. Gardening doesn't need to be complicated! 1. Feed the soil. 2. Tidy the garden at the end of each season. 3. Mulch before summer (75mm deep). Please contact me if you would like a Garden Consultation (fee: $390).
Contact: 021 0424846 e: ingridgotlieb@gmail.com w: igotlieb.wixsite.com/landscapedesign

6 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Wellington!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Wellington, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Wellington, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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21 hours ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

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Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

Recycling Centre reopens

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

The bulk Recycling Centre at Wellington’s Southern Landfill has reopened to the public with traffic controls in place to ensure Covid-19 Alert Level 2 guidelines are maintained.
The Tip Shop Wellington will remain closed during Level 2 for the safety of our staff.
For more information and FAQs, … View more
The bulk Recycling Centre at Wellington’s Southern Landfill has reopened to the public with traffic controls in place to ensure Covid-19 Alert Level 2 guidelines are maintained.
The Tip Shop Wellington will remain closed during Level 2 for the safety of our staff.
For more information and FAQs, please visit our website.
wellington.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Renewals

The Team from Wellington Water

There are a lot of reasons to dig up a road, unfortunately! Here’s one of the less common belowground infrastructure renewals we do.

Digger Operator Layton is removing an old air valve block on the bulk water main running from Naenae Reservoir. The team put in a new, bigger air valve (replacing … View more
There are a lot of reasons to dig up a road, unfortunately! Here’s one of the less common belowground infrastructure renewals we do.

Digger Operator Layton is removing an old air valve block on the bulk water main running from Naenae Reservoir. The team put in a new, bigger air valve (replacing the one just visible in the wooden chamber) then constructed a new concrete chamber and manhole cover for better service and maintenance access.

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1 day ago

Hospitality Fee Refunds

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Just a reminder that if you’re a Wellington business owner that pays a food registration, pavement lease or alcohol licence that your business may be entitled to a refund for this quarter.
It’s easy to apply online at forms.wellington.govt.nz...
Please submit your application by 30 June 2020.
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Just a reminder that if you’re a Wellington business owner that pays a food registration, pavement lease or alcohol licence that your business may be entitled to a refund for this quarter.
It’s easy to apply online at forms.wellington.govt.nz...
Please submit your application by 30 June 2020.
Pictured are Rebecca and Katie from Olive on Cuba Stree.

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3 days ago

Txt-A-Park discontinued 30 June

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Kia ora Pōneke. Just a reminder that Txt-A-Park is being discontinued by the provider, and from 30 June it will no longer be available as a payment option for on-street parking.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
On-street parking customers can still pay for parking at the meter … View more
Kia ora Pōneke. Just a reminder that Txt-A-Park is being discontinued by the provider, and from 30 June it will no longer be available as a payment option for on-street parking.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
On-street parking customers can still pay for parking at the meter using either cash, credit or debit card (including PayWave) or the PayMyPark app.
For more information about parking in Wellington, visit: wellington.govt.nz/parking

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1 day ago

Eggs any way, anytime

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even… View more
During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even lower: the skillet was dumped on the table along with a pile of forks, a few side plates - maybe, a tea towel as a napkin for the 8-year-old with the large lockdown appetite and away we went.

Lazy egg suppers have hung around in Alert Level 2 - minus the dinner dregs and skillet table service, and with the addition of an actual recipe: Turkish eggs, spicy red shakshuka and spiced bread egg in a hole.

Eggs, dukkah and garlic fried spinach is another favourite combo in our house. What's your favourite?

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1 day ago

Washing machine, might last a little longer

Simon from Ngaio

Shacklock ECS, around 25 years old, fills slowly but is still working at the moment. Pick up from Ngaio.

Free

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1 day ago

Housesitter/Pet carer available!

Caitlin from Wadestown

Hi neighbours,
My name is Caitlin and I am available for animal care/housesitting/evening dog walking in Wadestown and surrounding suburbs starting immediately. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have recently come back to New Zealand after time working in the United States that was … View more
Hi neighbours,
My name is Caitlin and I am available for animal care/housesitting/evening dog walking in Wadestown and surrounding suburbs starting immediately. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have recently come back to New Zealand after time working in the United States that was cut short due to the pandemic situation. I am currently working a roughly 9-5 job Monday to Friday and I enjoy housesitting experiences with animals especially dogs as I have never had one of my own but I like them a lot.

I find housesitting with animals greatly enjoyable since I no longer have my own pets although I have experience caring for cats, dogs, fish, rabbits and even chickens and horses (I was a horse owner for 7 years).

Reasonable rates for all services, can be flexible and discussed based on individual needs (generally starting from $10/day for animal care and housesitting for one animal). I have a comprehensive first aid certificate as well as my full driver's licence and my own car.

References also available.

Feel free to message me here or give me a txt on 0278213969 to start discussions.

Cheers!
Caitlin

1 day ago

Winter

The Team from Wellington Water

Winter is here, or coming, depending on what you believe in. But whether you believe it starts on June 1st, with the winter solstice on June 21st, or when the weather packs in, now is a good time to prepare for more rain by making sure the grates over stormwater sumps (drains) in your street and on… View moreWinter is here, or coming, depending on what you believe in. But whether you believe it starts on June 1st, with the winter solstice on June 21st, or when the weather packs in, now is a good time to prepare for more rain by making sure the grates over stormwater sumps (drains) in your street and on your property are free of rubbish and leaves.

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2 days ago

Fairer rents for Council tenants

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We’re proposing a fairer system for setting Council tenants’ rent and we’d love to know what you think!
Consultation reopens today, so visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... for more information and to have your say.
The survey is open from Tuesday 2 June – Tuesday 30 June 2020.

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2 days ago

While we cannot uninstall 2020, we sure can reboot the system!

NumberWorks'nWords Karori

Give us a call to set up an obligation-free, cost-free curriculum evaluation so that we can get the year back on track for your children.

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3 days ago

Searching for a guitar !

Tiffany from Brooklyn

Hello Musical Neighbours !

My partner is on the hunt for an acoustic guitar with nylon strings. Would anyone happen to have one for sale, it is proving very difficult to find a second hand one.

If you are able to help us in our quest to be the musical duo who never gets heard, thank you in … View more
Hello Musical Neighbours !

My partner is on the hunt for an acoustic guitar with nylon strings. Would anyone happen to have one for sale, it is proving very difficult to find a second hand one.

If you are able to help us in our quest to be the musical duo who never gets heard, thank you in advance !

Peace to all ! Tee

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3 days ago

Future Living Skills programme

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We’re proud to support the Sustainable Living Trust and their Future Living Skills programme, helping Wellingtonians live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle and cut down on household expenses.
Register online at their website to receive free PDF learning guides on a range of topics like saving… View more
We’re proud to support the Sustainable Living Trust and their Future Living Skills programme, helping Wellingtonians live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle and cut down on household expenses.
Register online at their website to receive free PDF learning guides on a range of topics like saving energy, waste minimisation, water use, transport, food and resilience.
You can also become a Sustainable Living Education Facilitator, and share your passion for sustainable living with others.
There’s no need for previous teacher training – everything you need is provided in their handy learning guides.
For more information and to register, visit:
sustainableliving.org.nz...

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