Roseneath, Wellington

30 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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32 days ago

Will you ride the bus under alert level two?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Metlink says it will struggle to deal with the demand for public transport when we drop to alert level 2, because social distancing rules means buses and trains will not be able to carry as many people. What will you do if you can't get a spot on the bus or train when you resume your daily … View moreMetlink says it will struggle to deal with the demand for public transport when we drop to alert level 2, because social distancing rules means buses and trains will not be able to carry as many people. What will you do if you can't get a spot on the bus or train when you resume your daily commute?

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31 days ago

15 Minutes of Fame - will you be next?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Akil Narayana lived in Wellington for 16 years, moving from India to study. Now he is on a quest to travel the world, so far ticking off 16 countries. He managed to get a flight to London from Morocco about five weeks ago, and is in lockdown alone in London, staying connected with news back home … View moreAkil Narayana lived in Wellington for 16 years, moving from India to study. Now he is on a quest to travel the world, so far ticking off 16 countries. He managed to get a flight to London from Morocco about five weeks ago, and is in lockdown alone in London, staying connected with news back home online.

We're looking for subjects! Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read, as well as to join in on. We have a list of 100 questions, you pick 10, and give us your answers. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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31 days ago

7 Ways To Make Maths Fun

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

When children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here… View moreWhen children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here are 7 creative ways to thread maths into your child’s day to day activities, to spark a love of numbers:
Head over to our blog.

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58 days ago

Online Sleep Presentation - Questions?

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

Dr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre (Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and its relationship to health and wellbeing. She is joining Age Concern Wellington to record a short online presentation, giving an overview of sleep, common … View moreDr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre (Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and its relationship to health and wellbeing. She is joining Age Concern Wellington to record a short online presentation, giving an overview of sleep, common disruptions and some tips for looking after sleep during the pandemic.

This presentation will be tailored to answer questions!


Please comment below or email any questions on this topic before the 15th of April to r.gibson@massey.ac.nz

Age concern online preso final.pdf Download View

31 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel go missing?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not… View more
Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not been an issue. If you would like to add detail or comment, please email me. Thank you.

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Have you had a courier parcel go missing?
  • 16.1% Yes, parcel not found
    16.1% Complete
  • 83.9% No, all parcels accounted for
    83.9% Complete
1474 votes
36 days ago

Wellingtonians miss out on one of the sunniest Aprils in nearly a century

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellingtonians have missed out on one of the sunniest Aprils in nearly a century while the coronavirus lockdown kept us all in our bubbles and away from events outdoors.

MetService meteorologist Tahlia Crabtree​ said data from their Kelburn station showed the past month had been the fifth … View more
Wellingtonians have missed out on one of the sunniest Aprils in nearly a century while the coronavirus lockdown kept us all in our bubbles and away from events outdoors.

MetService meteorologist Tahlia Crabtree​ said data from their Kelburn station showed the past month had been the fifth sunniest April since 1928.

The station logged 195.6 sunshine hours last month. Unfortunately the lockdown kept Wellingtonians indoors and unable to make the most of the fine weather, apart from brief walks, runs and cycle rides for exercise.

Did you make the most of the fine weather at yours last month?

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31 days ago

Groundwork

The Team from Wellington Water

To repair a leak, it must first be found—and this can be more complicated than you might think.

In this case, infrastructure had been built over the manhole cover that would normally be used to inspect a pipe, so our team had to find another way into it.

Here’s Foreman Mika and Drainlayer … View more
To repair a leak, it must first be found—and this can be more complicated than you might think.

In this case, infrastructure had been built over the manhole cover that would normally be used to inspect a pipe, so our team had to find another way into it.

Here’s Foreman Mika and Drainlayer Richie feeding a CCTV camera down the pipe after the team had carefully uncovered it with a digger.

Armed with detailed images of the 30 metre long pipe, they had the information they needed to finish the job.

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31 days ago

Stump removal starting at $180

Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

For a reasonable … View more
Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

For a reasonable estimate
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31 days ago

⚠ PLANNED WATER OUTAGE – THURSDAY 7 MAY VIVIAN STREET ⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

We are installing a new service into the water supply network in the area. This means we have to turn off the supply between 12pm and 4pm on Thursday 7 May (tomorrow), affecting water supply to Vivian street from Cambridge Terrace to Tory Street. The water will be back on as soon as possible, but … View moreWe are installing a new service into the water supply network in the area. This means we have to turn off the supply between 12pm and 4pm on Thursday 7 May (tomorrow), affecting water supply to Vivian street from Cambridge Terrace to Tory Street. The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we recommend you fill up some containers with water before the time above and avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine etc. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

33 days ago

How has your spending changed under level three?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Even under level three, Wellingtonians spent dramatically less money on almost everything except alcohol and hardware supplies, with the corner dairies among retailers hit the hardest. How has your spending change under level three? Are you splurging on takeaways, a few drinks and a new drill? Or … View moreEven under level three, Wellingtonians spent dramatically less money on almost everything except alcohol and hardware supplies, with the corner dairies among retailers hit the hardest. How has your spending change under level three? Are you splurging on takeaways, a few drinks and a new drill? Or are you saving for tough times ahead?

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31 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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31 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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32 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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32 days ago

Missing Black and White cat Te Aro (Buller street)

Christabel from Te Aro

Pocket is new to our house and he snuck out at 4am on Mother's day (Sunday the 3rd) and ran. Unfortunately it's been raining on and off ever since and I don't think he knows his way back home. Home is 39 Buller Street. Please get in contact with us if you see him or find him. … View morePocket is new to our house and he snuck out at 4am on Mother's day (Sunday the 3rd) and ran. Unfortunately it's been raining on and off ever since and I don't think he knows his way back home. Home is 39 Buller Street. Please get in contact with us if you see him or find him. He's a mature cat (around 13) and he's smoochy but shy. Please call Christabel on 0221986234

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