Newtown, Wellington

2 days ago

Would free Sunday parking make you visit the CBD more?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Paid parking on weekends looks set to stay. Wellington Mayor Andy Foster campaigned on restoring free central city parking on Sundays, and included it in his "first 150 days" plan. But as the council seeks public engagement on a review of parking policies, Foster admitted he didn't … View morePaid parking on weekends looks set to stay. Wellington Mayor Andy Foster campaigned on restoring free central city parking on Sundays, and included it in his "first 150 days" plan. But as the council seeks public engagement on a review of parking policies, Foster admitted he didn't have the votes to pass free Sunday parking. Would free parking make you visit the CBD more?

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8 hours ago

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3 days ago

Loud music among the Zoo animals late into the night

Francesca from Melrose

Wellington Zoo has an outdoor venue among the animal cages where live bands and DJs blare music late into the night. I can hear it very clearly from my home.

The Zoo is generally quiet from very early evening and through the night. The animals will be used to the dark and quiet at this time, … View more
Wellington Zoo has an outdoor venue among the animal cages where live bands and DJs blare music late into the night. I can hear it very clearly from my home.

The Zoo is generally quiet from very early evening and through the night. The animals will be used to the dark and quiet at this time, where they get some respite from being caged entertainment. But every now and then the evening brings more human harassment in the form of fantastically loud music and often chattering or yelling humans, that subjects these animals to further stress, sometimes until after midnight.
The Zoo told me this is done to make money. It’s punishment on top of punishment for animals, dressed up as both fun and conservation. It makes my skin crawl hearing this in our neighbourhood.
If you’re confused about the conservation façade, read from the many experts and research to understand that Zoos are really just recreation. And not for the animals.
Why does Wellington Zoo need to make it even worse?

4 days ago

Try and watch the video without smiling...

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The grey pavement, sky, and drizzling rain are no match for the fluorescent orange figure grooving to unheard music on the side of Wellington's Evans Bay Parade.
Follow the read more link to check out his moves.

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3 days ago

Missing cat

Liz from Berhampore

Loki, a 3 legged Burmese cat is missing from Waripori St - he’s not been seen for 36 hours. Please check any area he may be caught in. Thanks Liz INNES

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21 hours ago

Do you need Regular Gardening Maintenance or Landscaping?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Is your garden messy, overgrown or just in need of general maintenance? Price Smart works with YOU to ensure your garden is left at a standard we’re both happy with. Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz... for a reasonable estimate.

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1 day ago

Needed, someone to loan a weed eater to help bring lawn down before mowing.

Jo from Southgate

Hi there,
Is there a kind neighbour who could help with the loan of a weedeater to bring lawn down.
Or any other good suggestions.
This is to help a disabled person unable to do his lawn.
Location is Southgate.
Thank you so much.
Please kindly PM me.
With thanks.

3 days ago

“Pretty Brave” child’s sandal found at Lyall Bay

Kathryn from Berhampore

Left on Seawall by dog exercise sign (just along from playground).

Perhaps someone on FB could post this on the local Lost & Found page please?

1 day ago
1 day ago

Plants for sale 🌱 & Free Pears 🍐

Lou from Island Bay

Hey Everyone,
We have a few fresh baby house plants for sale with an honesty box system at 11a Beach Street, Island Bay, just pop the money in the mailbox.
Come and get yourself some beauties for a bargain!

PS we also have a bunch of pears next to the plants, please help yourself.

PPS Cat is not… View more
Hey Everyone,
We have a few fresh baby house plants for sale with an honesty box system at 11a Beach Street, Island Bay, just pop the money in the mailbox.
Come and get yourself some beauties for a bargain!

PS we also have a bunch of pears next to the plants, please help yourself.

PPS Cat is not for sale 🐈

Negotiable

3 days ago

Any ARTWORK for SALE 🖼

Lupe from Lyall Bay

Looking to buy any paintings or even load them off your back 😊

My house is looking SAD & if I had won Wednesday’s lotto that I paid with my last bus fare (whoops) I would have sold out the local art shop 😂

Just two I brought from the local thrift shop 🙂

Give me a call on (as… View more
Looking to buy any paintings or even load them off your back 😊

My house is looking SAD & if I had won Wednesday’s lotto that I paid with my last bus fare (whoops) I would have sold out the local art shop 😂

Just two I brought from the local thrift shop 🙂

Give me a call on (as I have a few FREE paintings I no longer want) 021 1677872

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7 days ago

ANNUAL MISSION FAIR

Nina from Island Bay

The Annual Mission Fair for the Sisters of St Peter Claver is being held on Saturday 22 February.
Here is some info about the Sisters and what this year’s fundraising will be used for.
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver came to Island Bay in 1952, to seek help for the missions in Africa … View more
The Annual Mission Fair for the Sisters of St Peter Claver is being held on Saturday 22 February.
Here is some info about the Sisters and what this year’s fundraising will be used for.
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver came to Island Bay in 1952, to seek help for the missions in Africa and other continents. They are a unique congregation in that they don’t themselves work in the mission stations, but support and help the missions by prayer and sacrifice, plus fundraising. Each year they fundraise for a specific cause and in 2020 it is:
- To build three classrooms for children now at risk in South Sudan
- To finish a primary school for orphans and marginalised children in Nigeria
- To construct a house for a poor widow in Tanzania and provide a wheelchair for her handicapped daughter.
All money raised is given straight to the needy charities via diplomatic bag. There are no administrative costs.

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1 day ago

Do you start feeling a bit colder?

Jo from Southgate

HI there,
I have a wool underlay to put under your sheet for sale.
If you are interested PM me - suits queen I think.
If you want exact measurements let me know.
thanks.

Price: $45

1 day ago

Shaving 1.4m long dreads for charity!

Bree from Berhampore

Hey guys, I couldn’t figure out how to post this elsewhere, but my partner and I are doing a fundraiser for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome foundation of NZ and are looking for a little help! He will be shaving off his 1.4 metre long dreadlocks on the 15th of March and all proceeds go to charity.

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Hey guys, I couldn’t figure out how to post this elsewhere, but my partner and I are doing a fundraiser for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome foundation of NZ and are looking for a little help! He will be shaving off his 1.4 metre long dreadlocks on the 15th of March and all proceeds go to charity.

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes are a group of 13 genetic connective tissue disorders resulting from a fault in the collagen. As collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and is meant to stick everything together, this syndrome can have widespread and sometimes devastating effects. The blurb in the link explains more

The give a little page link is: givealittle.co.nz...

and the blurb explains everything else!

Thankyou to anyone that donates 🖤

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2 days ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are … View more
Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to makeover your shoes

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