Melrose, Wellington

10 hours 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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2 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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1 day 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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7 hours ago

Art is good for your mental health. Join our Virtual Paint Party this Sunday

Silke from Heart for Art

Hi everyone, We know how good art is for your mental health so we’re doing a virtual paint party on Sunday so people can enjoy a creative escape. We'll show you step by step how to create this Bucket Fountain Painting. Best of all you don't need any experience. Join us online for a bit … View moreHi everyone, We know how good art is for your mental health so we’re doing a virtual paint party on Sunday so people can enjoy a creative escape. We'll show you step by step how to create this Bucket Fountain Painting. Best of all you don't need any experience. Join us online for a bit of creative fun trying something new and getting a happy boost.
All the details here 👉 snip.ly...

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8 hours ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 on Wednesday (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will … View more
Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 on Wednesday (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.

And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: homed@stuff.co.nz.

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10 hours 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!

12 hours ago

Clear leaves away from stormwater drains before heavy rain

The Team from Wellington Water

Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce … View more
Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce the amount of flooding by giving the drains in your street or on your property a sweep every now and then.

Easter weekend is looking a bit wet, so while you’re at home during this lockdown, why not get out and clear leaves and rubbish from on and around stormwater sumps?

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12 hours ago

Clear leaves away from stormwater drains before heavy rain

The Team from Wellington Water

Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce … View more
Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce the amount of flooding by giving the drains in your street or on your property a sweep every now and then.

Easter weekend is looking a bit wet, so while you’re at home during this lockdown, why not get out and clear leaves and rubbish from on and around stormwater sumps?

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12 hours ago

Clear leaves away from stormwater drains before heavy rain

The Team from Wellington Water

Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce … View more
Heavy rain and blocked stormwater drains = surface flooding 🌧🍂

So moving into autumn which typically brings heavy rain, alongside leaves falling and blocking drains, means our crews will be busy responding to flooding events - much like they were at the end of March.

You can help to reduce the amount of flooding by giving the drains in your street or on your property a sweep every now and then.

Easter weekend is looking a bit wet, so while you’re at home during this lockdown, why not get out and clear leaves and rubbish from on and around stormwater sumps?

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1 day ago

It's back! 15 Minutes of Fame with Samantha Gadd

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

The Wellington mum and businesswoman talks caravan holidays, stress eating, and "clean green" New Zealand.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read and join in on.

We have a list of 100 questions; you … View more
The Wellington mum and businesswoman talks caravan holidays, stress eating, and "clean green" New Zealand.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read and join in on.

We have a list of 100 questions; you pick 10, at random, 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

Practice good health habits

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

● Wash your hands.
● Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
● Respect self-isolation.

These are only some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your Neighbours safe!

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1 day ago

*Win* a $50 Prezzy Card

The Team from Readers Tours

We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

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We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

Visit www.readerstours.co.nz and spend a few minutes browsing our website. Think about the pages you would visit and the information you would like to see in order to book your next adventure! When you are ready, click here to complete our questionnaire.

Thank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Ts&Cs apply.
Take our questionnaire

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1 day ago

Chalk messages on the footpath

Glenna Neighbourly Lead from Hataitai

Published on behalf of Dick Le Fort
Children express their support during the COVID-19 crisis by writing chalk messages on the footpath.
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1 day ago

⚠ SEVERN STREET – PLANNED SHUTDOWN WATERMAIN REPAIRS ⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

From Monday 6 April, contractors will be working on a watermain repair outside 79 Severn Street. This work is expected to take 3-5 days to complete.

Due to this repair work there will be an interruption to your water supply for a short period of time. There will be a planned outage today from … View more
From Monday 6 April, contractors will be working on a watermain repair outside 79 Severn Street. This work is expected to take 3-5 days to complete.

Due to this repair work there will be an interruption to your water supply for a short period of time. There will be a planned outage today from 12pm – 4pm. This will impact the affected areas on the pictured map.

During the works, there will be two-way stop/go traffic management in place, and access to your property will still be available. We will advise of any further outages this week.

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6 days ago

How is your pet reacting to you being around all the time?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Coco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are… View moreCoco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are your pets coping?

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1 day ago

Need a Puncture Repaired?

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Wellington Newtown

Hey Neighbours!

Need a puncture repaired? We've heard a few people have been getting punctures while out doing their essential errands or heading to work.

But don't worry we can help! You can book online or call our team on 0800 30 50 60.

Plus we have contactless servicing to ensure … View more
Hey Neighbours!

Need a puncture repaired? We've heard a few people have been getting punctures while out doing their essential errands or heading to work.

But don't worry we can help! You can book online or call our team on 0800 30 50 60.

Plus we have contactless servicing to ensure your safety - so you’ll have peace of mind when attending your appointment.

To book a puncture repair click here: bit.ly...

To find out more about contactless servicing and which stores are open, click the READ MORE button below.

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