Takapu Valley, Wellington

18 hours ago

Wellington's Central Library set to avoid demolition, but still years away from reopening

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington's Central Library looks set to avoid demolition, but ratepayers could ultimately pay $200 million for the privilege of keeping it.

On Wednesday, Wellington City Council voted 14-1 in favour of a motion indicating their preference was to strengthen and upgrade the earthquake-prone … View more
Wellington's Central Library looks set to avoid demolition, but ratepayers could ultimately pay $200 million for the privilege of keeping it.

On Wednesday, Wellington City Council voted 14-1 in favour of a motion indicating their preference was to strengthen and upgrade the earthquake-prone building, rather than demolish and rebuild.

To read more, click here.

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4 hours ago

MARKET AT OUTLET CITY REOPENS SATURDAY

Market News from Tawa Lions Club

The Tawa Lions Market at Outlet City car park will re-open this Saturday 6 June from 9am to 2pm.
Fruit, Vegetables, Free Range Eggs, Helen's Honey and Idle Kitchen Jams.

3 days ago

Recycling Centre reopens

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

The bulk Recycling Centre at Wellington’s Southern Landfill has reopened to the public with traffic controls in place to ensure Covid-19 Alert Level 2 guidelines are maintained.
The Tip Shop Wellington will remain closed during Level 2 for the safety of our staff.
For more information and FAQs, … View more
The bulk Recycling Centre at Wellington’s Southern Landfill has reopened to the public with traffic controls in place to ensure Covid-19 Alert Level 2 guidelines are maintained.
The Tip Shop Wellington will remain closed during Level 2 for the safety of our staff.
For more information and FAQs, please visit our website.
wellington.govt.nz...

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7 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Wellington!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Wellington, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Wellington, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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3 days ago

pinecones

Lucy from Tawa

pinecones for sale approx 50 in a bag
$9 per bag $17 for 2

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19 hours ago

Pamper Packs for Womens Refuge

Sue from Ascot Park

Hi there, I am once again getting organized to put together pamper packs (shoebox size) for the Womens Refuge. I did this last year and got about 15 packs & 10 boys/girls activity packs done and distributed.
I am seeking donations of women's hygiene products ie: sanitary, body wash, … View more
Hi there, I am once again getting organized to put together pamper packs (shoebox size) for the Womens Refuge. I did this last year and got about 15 packs & 10 boys/girls activity packs done and distributed.
I am seeking donations of women's hygiene products ie: sanitary, body wash, razors, toothbrushes (also boys/girls) toothpaste, wipes, deodorants, body lotion, shampoo/conditioner, makeup / makeup bags, chocolates, etc
For the boys/girls I had activity book, pencils, note books, hair ties for girls, matchbox cars for boys, bubble wands, stickers, chocolate bars, etc
My aim is to double the packs for all this xmas, I drop them off week before Xmas to Womens Refuge. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated (not just by me but the women who use Womens Refuge) :)
Easier to contact me on 027 414 6779, I can collect items if that suits, thanks xx

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1 day ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

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Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

Renewals

The Team from Wellington Water

There are a lot of reasons to dig up a road, unfortunately! Here’s one of the less common belowground infrastructure renewals we do.

Digger Operator Layton is removing an old air valve block on the bulk water main running from Naenae Reservoir. The team put in a new, bigger air valve (replacing … View more
There are a lot of reasons to dig up a road, unfortunately! Here’s one of the less common belowground infrastructure renewals we do.

Digger Operator Layton is removing an old air valve block on the bulk water main running from Naenae Reservoir. The team put in a new, bigger air valve (replacing the one just visible in the wooden chamber) then constructed a new concrete chamber and manhole cover for better service and maintenance access.

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1 day ago

Hospitality Fee Refunds

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Just a reminder that if you’re a Wellington business owner that pays a food registration, pavement lease or alcohol licence that your business may be entitled to a refund for this quarter.
It’s easy to apply online at forms.wellington.govt.nz...
Please submit your application by 30 June 2020.
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Just a reminder that if you’re a Wellington business owner that pays a food registration, pavement lease or alcohol licence that your business may be entitled to a refund for this quarter.
It’s easy to apply online at forms.wellington.govt.nz...
Please submit your application by 30 June 2020.
Pictured are Rebecca and Katie from Olive on Cuba Stree.

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4 days ago

Txt-A-Park discontinued 30 June

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Kia ora Pōneke. Just a reminder that Txt-A-Park is being discontinued by the provider, and from 30 June it will no longer be available as a payment option for on-street parking.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
On-street parking customers can still pay for parking at the meter … View more
Kia ora Pōneke. Just a reminder that Txt-A-Park is being discontinued by the provider, and from 30 June it will no longer be available as a payment option for on-street parking.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
On-street parking customers can still pay for parking at the meter using either cash, credit or debit card (including PayWave) or the PayMyPark app.
For more information about parking in Wellington, visit: wellington.govt.nz/parking

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1 day ago

Eggs any way, anytime

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even… View more
During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even lower: the skillet was dumped on the table along with a pile of forks, a few side plates - maybe, a tea towel as a napkin for the 8-year-old with the large lockdown appetite and away we went.

Lazy egg suppers have hung around in Alert Level 2 - minus the dinner dregs and skillet table service, and with the addition of an actual recipe: Turkish eggs, spicy red shakshuka and spiced bread egg in a hole.

Eggs, dukkah and garlic fried spinach is another favourite combo in our house. What's your favourite?

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1 day ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!
For a … View more
Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!
For a reasonable estimate,
Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Old Taita Christ Church Lower Hutt date ?

Sandra from Normandale

Found old photo of Taita Christ Church when researching the history of Taita Lower Hutt.
What a fantastic photo date c1900?
Love to contact people with History in Taita pre 1940 please.

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3 days ago

Winter

The Team from Wellington Water

Winter is here, or coming, depending on what you believe in. But whether you believe it starts on June 1st, with the winter solstice on June 21st, or when the weather packs in, now is a good time to prepare for more rain by making sure the grates over stormwater sumps (drains) in your street and on… View moreWinter is here, or coming, depending on what you believe in. But whether you believe it starts on June 1st, with the winter solstice on June 21st, or when the weather packs in, now is a good time to prepare for more rain by making sure the grates over stormwater sumps (drains) in your street and on your property are free of rubbish and leaves.

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3 days ago

Fairer rents for Council tenants

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We’re proposing a fairer system for setting Council tenants’ rent and we’d love to know what you think!
Consultation reopens today, so visit www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz... for more information and to have your say.
The survey is open from Tuesday 2 June – Tuesday 30 June 2020.

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3 days ago

Congratulations to BILLY GRAHAM of Naenae Boxing.

Sandra from Normandale

Congrats to Billy Graham of Naenae Boxing Acadamy for winning a well deserved GONG on Queens Birthday Honors list.

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