Albany, Auckland

4 days ago

When social distancing makes things closer

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Social distancing is the new buzzword, but out in semi-rural areas the end result seems to be that people are "closer". Do you notice a greater enjoyment in random social greetings? Read the column below:

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1 day ago

STOP! Please don't flush that wet-wipe

Laura from Torbay - Long Bay

At the moment, everyone is understandably (and sensibly) making an extra effort to keep themselves, their homes and their workplaces clean and hygienic. However, Watercare has reported a huge increase in the number of wetwipes... Read more on page 28 bit.ly...

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2 days ago

Help! Our very friendly cockatiel is missing!

Leesa from Torbay - Long Bay

Hi everyone! Our beautiful and friendly Delta has flown away and was last seen around Danbury Road in Torbay. She can fly well so may be anywhere. We are in Weatherly Road in Torbay (near Geoffrey Road) so if everyone could please check their gardens and trees (she could be hiding in the … View moreHi everyone! Our beautiful and friendly Delta has flown away and was last seen around Danbury Road in Torbay. She can fly well so may be anywhere. We are in Weatherly Road in Torbay (near Geoffrey Road) so if everyone could please check their gardens and trees (she could be hiding in the branches) and let us know if you have seen her. If you do see her, she could come to you if you crook your finger and offer to scratch the back of her head. She is our "baby", so please help us to get her home. Thank you.

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3 days ago

White self contained small minivan today at Rothesay bay

Nic from Rothesay Bay

We are local and visit the beach as its within our small community and walking distance, today I was concerned, as there was a self contained, very small minivan parked for most of the day, with the owner spending all the time outside, sitting on benches, railings etc. There is no way that one … View moreWe are local and visit the beach as its within our small community and walking distance, today I was concerned, as there was a self contained, very small minivan parked for most of the day, with the owner spending all the time outside, sitting on benches, railings etc. There is no way that one could isolate in a vehicle of that size or have facilities to do so. I'm not judging the person, but the rules are clear in that people need to stay in the confines of their neighbourhood and home and that the mandate was the same for campervans. We do have a camper van also, so not dissing on that, but we live in Rothesay bay, in our home and our bubble and certainly would not be jumping in our camper to go anywhere. The concern is that people living in vans are not staying put in the one place that they were mandated to Wednesday last week, which is a big risk to everyone. I didn't have my phone so didn't get a rego, but I urge people to be careful and to keep an eye out, and also to not be sitting on park benches etc- this virus lives on surfaces. The government should be providing specific places for all people living in vans, campers, but like us all there should be no or limited mobility between anyone in any neighbourhood.

1 day ago

Growing an edible garden

Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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2 days ago

A very important Covid-19 safety message from NZ police

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. … View more
Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. Please, stay home. Let's break the chain and save lives. If we follow the rules, we'll end this lockdown sooner. Let's slay this dragon, and get back to doing the things we love, like eating pies."
Click the link below to watch the video.

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1 day ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

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Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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2 days ago

EcoFest North is online!

The Team from Kaipātiki Project Environment Centre

We are adapting to change and taking EcoFest North into our Backyards.
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EcoFest North is here to support you moving towards making an impressionable start to real change, and let’s start in our own backyard. EcoFest North now continues its month-long festival by… View more
We are adapting to change and taking EcoFest North into our Backyards.
View all events kaipatiki.org.nz...
EcoFest North is here to support you moving towards making an impressionable start to real change, and let’s start in our own backyard. EcoFest North now continues its month-long festival by providing you with ideas for Backyard actions, perspectives and guidance to help you immerse into a new way of living lightly on this Earth. One small step at a time... for a new planet and mankind!

Our presenters are pleased to share their knowledge via online videos/audio to help you feel connected and inspired. We hope that you will immerse yourself into the experiences offered, something new and different for a better place, your well-being and the well-being of the environment.

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