Maupuia, Wellington

4 hours ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and … View moreHave you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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10 hours ago

What do you think about the border rules?

Mandy Te Reporter from Dominion Post

An Australian man, who has a job lined up in New Zealand, and plans to buy a house with his Kiwi partner had his application to enter the country declined. One woman even went to Japan to get her husband after Immigration New Zealand rejected his applications. She was finally successful. What are … View moreAn Australian man, who has a job lined up in New Zealand, and plans to buy a house with his Kiwi partner had his application to enter the country declined. One woman even went to Japan to get her husband after Immigration New Zealand rejected his applications. She was finally successful. What are your thoughts on this?

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2 days ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. … View more
Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

20 days ago

Show us your winter snaps!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Wellington! The days are getting colder and the Neighbourly Snaps campaign is turning up the heat in your region. Show the rest of your neighbours the wintery scenes around your pad or your region. What's your idea of a wintery scene? Post your photo in the comments below ⬇️⬇️

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2 days ago

Is Wellington a desirable place to live and work?

Mandy Te Reporter from Dominion Post

Private sectors say they are struggling to attract skilled workers to Wellington. They say issues like uncertainty about major projects, expensive housing, and infrastructure problems are deterring people from moving to the city. What do you think?

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4 hours ago

Art for our soul's sake...

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

How much of your wall space is taken up by art? I barely have any wall space left, myself. Seems like I'm in good company though. We've been covering our walls in art for... oh, only about 44,000 years. More recently, art has become an expression of our personalities, and taste. Take a … View moreHow much of your wall space is taken up by art? I barely have any wall space left, myself. Seems like I'm in good company though. We've been covering our walls in art for... oh, only about 44,000 years. More recently, art has become an expression of our personalities, and taste. Take a look at 6 times art made the room more than just a space to live in...

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4 hours ago

More EV chargers driving the switch to electric

Seamus Boyer from Wellington City Council

There are now 28 electric vehicle charging stations installed across the capital’s suburbs.
The installations are part of a two-year pilot between Wellington City Council, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, and ChargeNet NZ.
To see locations of the chargers, check out this handy … View more
There are now 28 electric vehicle charging stations installed across the capital’s suburbs.
The installations are part of a two-year pilot between Wellington City Council, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, and ChargeNet NZ.
To see locations of the chargers, check out this handy interactive map: wgtn.cc...
For more information on the scheme, visit: wgtn.cc...

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6 hours ago

Collective Nouns

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

You've heard of a class of students, a pack of dogs, a herd of cows, and probably a school of fish. These are collective nouns -- a group of people, animals or things.

We would love to hear of others, comment below.

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8 hours ago

Your dog might be older (in human years) than you realise

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Think you know how old your dog is? Think again.

Multiplying by seven isn't accurate, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and other leading health institutions across the country have now debunked that common belief.

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Hi neighbours,

Think you know how old your dog is? Think again.

Multiplying by seven isn't accurate, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and other leading health institutions across the country have now debunked that common belief.

According to their findings, a one-year-old dog is similar to a 31-year-old human.

To read about the how to calculate our dog's age, click here

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1 day ago

Are daffodils blooming in your neighbourhood?

Mandy Te Reporter from Dominion Post

Daffodils usually signify the changing of seasons and a symbol of new beginnings. Some people have spotted daffodils blooming a lot earlier this year. Is your garden full of them? Have you seen any in your area?

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7 hours ago

Do you know an amazing gardener?

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the… View more
NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the area to bring back birds, or a group of neighbours doing a great job in their community garden. Nominate them today!

Click here and tell us why they deserve to be this year's Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.

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8 days ago

Age Concern Wellington is reaching-out to isolated seniors

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

We're reaching-out to isolated seniors, particularly post-lockdown. Check Point reports...

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2 days ago

Poll: Should people coming into New Zealand pay for their isolation costs?

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

International travellers flying into New South Wales are now paying A$3000 (NZ$3168) for their two-week stint in hotel quarantine. Travellers will be charged A$3000 for one adult, A$1000 for each additional adult and A$500 per child aged three and over. Children under three will stay free of … View moreInternational travellers flying into New South Wales are now paying A$3000 (NZ$3168) for their two-week stint in hotel quarantine. Travellers will be charged A$3000 for one adult, A$1000 for each additional adult and A$500 per child aged three and over. Children under three will stay free of charge. Do you think Kiwis should be charged for their isolation costs? Nzwww.stuff.co.nz...

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Should people coming into New Zealand pay for their isolation costs?
  • 58.7% Yes: All people coming into NZ should pay for their isolation
    58.7% Complete
  • 5.2% No: It's something the Government should pick up
    5.2% Complete
  • 36% ReturninTravellers should pay part of the cost
    36% Complete
766 votes
10 hours ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!

For a … View more
Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!

For a reasonable estimate, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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2 days ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

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1 day ago

What's On: New Hataitai SAYGo Exercise Class

Lorna from Petone

Age Concern Wellington is launching a new weekly SAYGo exercise class. These classes are a social way for seniors to improve fitness and help prevent falls. Contact 044996648 for information.
New Hataitai SAYGo Exercise Class
  • All Saints Church
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