Maupuia, Wellington

11 hours ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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2 hours ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
Visit us online

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1 day ago

Tell us the story behind your bear

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark … View moreWe're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP).

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7 days ago

METLINK PUBLIC TRANSPORT FREE UNTIL JUNE

Community Engagement Advisor from Metlink: On Our Way

As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.

Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.

For more … View more
As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.

Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.

For more information about this and what services are running, please read the full update on our website below.

4 days 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 … View more
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.

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7 days ago

Rubbish and recycling

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

*UPDATE - RUBBISH AND RECYCLING*
We've been receiving lots of questions about rubbish and recycling collections.
Kerbside recycling will stop from midnight tonight but weekly rubbish collection will continue as normal.
For everything you need to know about this update, head to: wgtn.cc...
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*UPDATE - RUBBISH AND RECYCLING*
We've been receiving lots of questions about rubbish and recycling collections.
Kerbside recycling will stop from midnight tonight but weekly rubbish collection will continue as normal.
For everything you need to know about this update, head to: wgtn.cc...
For up to date information about Council facilities, services and venues: wellington.govt.nz/coronavirus.

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11 hours ago

Metropolitan Wellington to ease sprinkler ban, watering restrictions remain

The Team from Wellington Water

From today, 31 March, the ban on using garden sprinklers in Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Porirua is lifted.
The four cities have been under a sprinkler ban that was introduced in mid-February due to particularly dry conditions.

Thanks to the response from the community, and the change in… View more
From today, 31 March, the ban on using garden sprinklers in Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Porirua is lifted.
The four cities have been under a sprinkler ban that was introduced in mid-February due to particularly dry conditions.

Thanks to the response from the community, and the change in season, the region’s storage lakes are now in good shape.

This means restrictions can now be eased to allow for the limited use of garden sprinklers and irrigation systems. This is a good position to be in, but it’s important that people keep being responsible with water usage.

Watering restrictions are still in place, these allow the use of a single sprinkler or irrigation system, between the hours of 6-8 am and 7-9pm only on alternate days according to your house number.

Sprinkler use is permitted at:
• odd-numbered houses on odd dates (1st, 3rd, 15th etc)
• even-numbered houses on even dates (2nd, 4th, 18th etc)
only between the hours of 6-8am and 7-9pm.

This restriction level will remain in place until further notice, or the end of Daylight Savings (5 April 2020) – except in Upper Hutt, where this restriction remains in place all year round.

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15 hours ago

Willis Street reopens as Wellington Water completes installation of new underground wastewater pipeline

The Team from Wellington Water

Willis Street fully reopened yesterday afternoon after the successful connection of the new underground wastewater pipe in Willis Street replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December.

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1 day ago

Who wants to join our first virtual paint party? 🖌🎨

Silke from Heart for Art

We're super excited to be launching our very first virtual paint party really soon. Since you can't join us in the studio, we're bringing the paint party to you so you can enjoy the thrill of creating your own painting in the comfort of your own home. YAY! 🎉 Who's keen to … View moreWe're super excited to be launching our very first virtual paint party really soon. Since you can't join us in the studio, we're bringing the paint party to you so you can enjoy the thrill of creating your own painting in the comfort of your own home. YAY! 🎉 Who's keen to join us?

We're nearly done working on all the techie behind the scenes stuff to make sure it all works smoothly for you. Won't be long till we can come and paint at your house via your laptops, ipads and phone! EXCITING!!
www.heartforart.co.nz...

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1 day ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

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1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am… View more
April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am

Intermediate Challenge

2pm

Senior Challenge

7pm

Answers will be posted the following day.

See you on the 1st of April.

1 day ago

If you live in the city, get some art on your walks!

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours, if you live in the region of Cuba St, you're in luck. Every day of the lockdown period, {SUITE} Gallery are putting a new artwork in their window for people to check out while they're out for some fresh air - remember, stay 2m away from fellow observers. Read more below! … View moreHi neighbours, if you live in the region of Cuba St, you're in luck. Every day of the lockdown period, {SUITE} Gallery are putting a new artwork in their window for people to check out while they're out for some fresh air - remember, stay 2m away from fellow observers. Read more below! #LoveLocal

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6 days ago

You're in lockdown and so is Mittens

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington's most famous turkish angora is weathering the lockdown at home in a printer box.

2 days ago

Acer Tablet Keyboard Problem

Caryl from Seatoun

Two keys on the keyboard aren't functioning. One is the digit one. When I press it, it opens the browser Google Chrome. When I press the letter before r in the alphabet nothing appears. Can anyone suggest anything?
Thanks in advance. 027 8426773, Caryl

5 days ago

Can you help?

Jacqui Eyley from Age Concern Wellington

We're connecting volunteers with older people for help with shopping plus a friendly chat by phone or email. Can you let older people in your street know that help is available? Simply print the attached flyer and put it in their letterbox when you're out for your walk. Thank you! Flyer … View moreWe're connecting volunteers with older people for help with shopping plus a friendly chat by phone or email. Can you let older people in your street know that help is available? Simply print the attached flyer and put it in their letterbox when you're out for your walk. Thank you! Flyer is on the Read More link :-)

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2 days ago

How we're delivering the news during lockdown

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

It's a massively different world for everyone - and that includes the media. We're right in the middle of it - reporting on Covid-19, but also subject to the Government's rules, regulations and guidelines. Readers have many questions for us, particularly around its newspapers, here … View moreIt's a massively different world for everyone - and that includes the media. We're right in the middle of it - reporting on Covid-19, but also subject to the Government's rules, regulations and guidelines. Readers have many questions for us, particularly around its newspapers, here we answer some of those.
Pictured: our fully automated printing press

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