Mount Cook, Wellington

20 hours 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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1 day 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

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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10 hours 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

Local business delivery services

Mee Moi from Mount Cook

A useful list of home delivery businesses in NZ

delivereat.co.nz...

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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5 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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1 day ago

Meet our new (furry) friends - Pet Direct!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most … View more
We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most importantly right now, they're still delivering all your essential items during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Pet Direct team do things differently; firstly they ALL have pets of their own. They also personally hand-pick every product they stock; they have over 5,000 items that have been tried and tested (but mostly eaten). They ship daily, from their Auckland-based warehouse, straight to your doorstep (with free delivery over $29), and offer a best price guarantee.

Neighbours - our pets remain a constant source of love and comfort during unsettling times. So show them (and the team at Pet Direct) how special they are. To say thanks for the support (and for being a good neighbour during this tough time), they're offering you 10% off their already awesome prices. Just use the code NEIGHBOURLY10 at checkout.
Start shopping now

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8 days 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

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 days ago

Broadcast kindness messages on TV with AM!

AMI Insurance

Right now, kindness is more important than ever. So we’re handing over our TV and social media ads to help send messages of kindness and thanks around New Zealand. Broadcast your message of kindness at KindCast.co.nz Find out more

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2 days ago

Use official news sources

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The effect of misinformation, myths and gossip can be stopped in its tracks if we all use official news sources. Myths can often be difficult to spot, so we encourage you to only use official news sources at this time https://covid19.govt.nz/.

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2 days ago

Scouts NZ free programmes for all NZ youth in lockdown

Bob from Vogeltown

Scouts New Zealand Engaging the Wider Public
We have made a version of the Scouting From Home programme available free to parents outside of scouting. Parents can sign up at scouts.nz...
They will get the content on a one week delayed basis for engaging their young people. (Events like JOTI will … View more
Scouts New Zealand Engaging the Wider Public
We have made a version of the Scouting From Home programme available free to parents outside of scouting. Parents can sign up at scouts.nz...
They will get the content on a one week delayed basis for engaging their young people. (Events like JOTI will not be profiled for them.) We will be working to get positive publicity around the Scouting From Home programme with a goal of connecting them to local groups when we return to community based scouting.

You can see an example of the free public programme Scouting From Home here drive.google.com...

We will be providing the content to parents at around 10am on Saturday mornings. We will try to be regular as clockwork on these programme drops. We are sharing this so you can manage expectations.

We will provide weekly programme drops to parents for the entire level four alert

Our recommended talking points are:
• As of 02 April, we are providing a version of our programme to any young people or parents in Aotearoa New Zealand looking for things to do. All they need to do is sign up for free digital delivery.
• We will make the programme available to non-members while we are at alert level four.
• This is our contribution back to our community. It won't come with the support of the wider scouting community - that is what our local Scout groups are for - but it will give parents a bank of ideas to keep young people engaged over the next several weeks.

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13 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.

3 days ago

Diabetes Wellington is here for you during COVID -19

Peggy Bhana-Thomson from Diabetes Wellington

Diabetes Wellington is still supporting people with diabetes during the Coronavirus lockdown.

For help and support we have diverted our phone to our Field Officer, she will answer or please leave a message and she'll return your call. Phone: 04 499 5085 or email … View more
Diabetes Wellington is still supporting people with diabetes during the Coronavirus lockdown.

For help and support we have diverted our phone to our Field Officer, she will answer or please leave a message and she'll return your call. Phone: 04 499 5085 or email office@diabeteswellington.org.nz Monday – Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm

We are still able to sell essential diabetes products through our online store which has been updated to show what is currently available. We have a wide range of products, such as meters, lancets and lancet devices, glucose tablets and sachets etc.

You can keep shopping with us online at www.diabeteswellington.org.nz... and we also take orders by phone or email.

Like us on facebook - we have some interesting information about COVID-19 and diabetes.

Thank you for your support.

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