Te Aro, Wellington

11 hours 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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9 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.

1 hour ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
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1 hour ago

Online Live Yoga Classes

Heidi from Northland

Hi Everyone,

For those who missed my previous message... Today my community yoga group and I did some yoga together via Facebook Live. Although I couldn't see them... it was still nice knowing that they were doing yoga with me at the same time in the comfort of their own safety bubble 😊 I … View more
Hi Everyone,

For those who missed my previous message... Today my community yoga group and I did some yoga together via Facebook Live. Although I couldn't see them... it was still nice knowing that they were doing yoga with me at the same time in the comfort of their own safety bubble 😊 I have attached some screenshot photos of our first class together.

I like people to feel free to come and go as they please and not feel like they have to sign up to long term contracts. For $5 you can try a class and if you don't want to sign up after that it's fine! After the trial class it's $10 per class and I ask that you pay monthly to begin with. If classes go beyond lockdown than I may ask members to sign up/pay for two month blocks like they do in our face to face community classes.

If I gain 7 new members I will introduce a second weekly class which you can join with your $10 weekly membership. If I gain another 7 I will offer three weekly classes. So if you enjoy your trial class and want to do more than one class per week... you could tell your friends to help me reach these target numbers and therefore get more live weekly classes 😉

If interested in giving it a go, please message me via Neighbourly or email me at: NobelSoul@Outlook.com

Thanks 😊

Heidi

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4 hours ago

Why has Greece got such low COVID-19 mortality rates?

Mee Moi from Mount Cook

A good opportunity to hear from the Greek PM in English on their response to COVID-19 and impact on refugees. Despite being next to Italy, their death toll is <50.

Not sure what NZ would/could do if Australia started ferrying 150k migrants and asylum seekers to our shores!

www.facebook.com...

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17 hours ago

Flu tracking survey

Mee Moi from Mount Cook

Here's the Ministry of Health online Flutracking survey. The survey is a practical way everyone can help monitor flu and COVID-19 symptoms throughout NZ. Registering for the online survey will help our surveillance efforts by providing early detection of community spread of the flu and of … View moreHere's the Ministry of Health online Flutracking survey. The survey is a practical way everyone can help monitor flu and COVID-19 symptoms throughout NZ. Registering for the online survey will help our surveillance efforts by providing early detection of community spread of the flu and of COVID-19 symptoms.

Register online at info.flutracking.net...

2 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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3 days ago

Facebook Live Yoga Classes

Heidi from Northland

Hi Everyone!

I have been teaching weekly community yoga classes for the past two years. My existing members are keen to continue during the lockdown period via online classes.

I have set up a private yoga group. Membership is $10 for one class per week. If my group numbers double I will … View more
Hi Everyone!

I have been teaching weekly community yoga classes for the past two years. My existing members are keen to continue during the lockdown period via online classes.

I have set up a private yoga group. Membership is $10 for one class per week. If my group numbers double I will introduce a second yoga class per week, if they triple I will introduce a third. If this happens the membership price will stay the same. People can then join 1 - 3 classes per week, depending on how they feel 🙂.

I also have a public Facebook page. I am happy to teach shorter yoga live sessions on there from time to time for free so if interested in that, please follow me at Facebook.com/NobelSoulYoga and let me know if you are keen!

If you are keen to join my membership group for longer, weekly classes, please DM me. Tell your friends as the more members we have the more classes I will run! 😉 Three is my current limit but if the group does continue to grow I will also offer some weekly guided meditations.

Just playing it by ear at this stage. It may well be that the group stays small and that we only run one class per week until the end of lock down and that's totally fine too 🙂.

Stay Well,

Heidi

11 hours ago

Mayor Andy Foster Covid-19 update - 2 April

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Kia ora Pōneke. Here's a special update from Mayor Andy Foster on the city's financial status and future.
Full transcript can be found at:
wellington.govt.nz...

4 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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14 hours ago

Making the most of your food

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Lockdown is the perfect time to get creative and use up those ingredients that have been sitting in the back of your cupboard. It's fun and reduces the amount of food you’ll need to buy, the packaging you’ll need to dispose of and how often you'll need to leave home.
Love Food Hate … View more
Lockdown is the perfect time to get creative and use up those ingredients that have been sitting in the back of your cupboard. It's fun and reduces the amount of food you’ll need to buy, the packaging you’ll need to dispose of and how often you'll need to leave home.
Love Food Hate Waste - New Zealand have lots of great tips for making the most of your food, and the The Rubbish Trip have ideas for reducing your waste.
Head to wgtn.cc... for more handy hints.

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16 hours ago

Read about this amazing formal topiary garden in your neighbourhood

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Topiary and buxus afficionado Melanie Greenwood brought the mature topiaries with her when she moved to the capital five years ago.

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17 hours ago

Bubble painting

Claire Pavitt from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Wellington

You will need:
Dish washing liquid
Water
Straws
Containers

Drip food colouring into a container, add a little water and plenty of dishwashing liquid. Place paper lightly over container, and blow through the straw. Bubbles will form … View more
You will need:
Dish washing liquid
Water
Straws
Containers

Drip food colouring into a container, add a little water and plenty of dishwashing liquid. Place paper lightly over container, and blow through the straw. Bubbles will form and leave patterns on the paper when dry.

Note: Bounce the paper over the bubbles, pressing down will burst bubbles.

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1 day ago

Would you like to be famous - for 15 minutes

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

A famous artist of the 1960s, Andy Warhol, once predicted "everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes" . And this is your opportunity for your 15 minutes in the spotlight. The Dominion Post's popular 15 Minutes of Fame series is returning, and we're looking for … View moreA famous artist of the 1960s, Andy Warhol, once predicted "everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes" . And this is your opportunity for your 15 minutes in the spotlight. The Dominion Post's popular 15 Minutes of Fame series is returning, and we're looking for subjects. This much-loved special feature made a splash over summer with people from all over the region sharing their fears, frustrations, and fantastic achievements on the Capital Day page. Among all the coronavirus news, we want to bring you something lighthearted and fun to read, as well as to join in on. It's easy. We have a list of 100 questions.You pick 10 random numbers, and we'll send you the questions. All you need to do is email us your replies and a favourite picture. Nominate yourself or someone you know (with their consent) by emailing capitalday@dompost.co.nz.

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6 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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1 day ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
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