Beach Haven, Auckland

Beach Haven is a suburb of Auckland, and is located north-west from the city's CBD. It has 3492 households and 10,137 residents.

5 hours ago

Look at these great Local Likes...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hey Green Bay Florists and Great South Vets! Your neighbours really LIKE you! Check out these awesome shoutouts from your Auckland community. Thanks for being such a special part of your community. Make a Local Like

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5 hours ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

ECCA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more

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5 hours ago

Do you run a small business?

Stuff Prosper

Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small … View more
Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small businesses like yours, in weeks and months to come.
Take the survey

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16 hours ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Auckland, 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 Auckland, 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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8 hours ago

Have your say on substantial cuts to Council services, projects and events

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Brace yourself. Substantial cuts to Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board services, projects and events ahead, plus an increase in asset sales, increase in debt, and a 3.5% or 2.5% rates rise.
For example, "A minimum reduction of 80-90% of planned 2020/2021 renewals for buildings, … View more
Brace yourself. Substantial cuts to Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board services, projects and events ahead, plus an increase in asset sales, increase in debt, and a 3.5% or 2.5% rates rise.
For example, "A minimum reduction of 80-90% of planned 2020/2021 renewals for buildings, playgrounds and open space. This level of reduction will mean a noticeable deterioration of community assets and a risk of closure of assets should they become a health and safety risk (example broken walkways, broken play equipment, leaking buildings with dampness or mould issues)."

Have your say on the proposed "Emergency Budget" for 2020/21 here: akhaveyoursay.nz/emergency-budget
Consultation is open until 19 June.

Download the PDF of the proposal: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

NZ Herald article: www.nzherald.co.nz...
Stuff article: www.stuff.co.nz...

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8 hours ago

Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave intersection, Glenfield

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave intersection, Glenfield:
Work is currently underway on the long-awaited safety upgrades to the Bentley Ave/Chartwell Avenue intersection. Work is due to be completed by the end of July, but could be earlier, depending on the weather.
The project includes a mountable … View more
Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave intersection, Glenfield:
Work is currently underway on the long-awaited safety upgrades to the Bentley Ave/Chartwell Avenue intersection. Work is due to be completed by the end of July, but could be earlier, depending on the weather.
The project includes a mountable roundabout island, the removal of the existing slip lane and construction of pedestrian refuge islands and raised zebra crossings.
This intersection has been identified as high risk with an existing crash pattern between vehicles travelling northbound along Chartwell Avenue and vehicles turning right into Bentley Avenue from the northern leg of Chartwell Avenue.
For more information on the design and responses from Auckland Transport to public feedback, see: at.govt.nz...

8 hours ago

Update on Auckland Council Facilities in Kaipātiki

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Update on Auckland Council Facilities in Kaipātiki:
From next week, most council facilities will be open again. Birkenhead Pools, Birkdale Hall and Northcote War Memorial Hall are remaining closed for now, but Kaipātiki Local Board members are actively pushing to have them reopened as soon as … View more
Update on Auckland Council Facilities in Kaipātiki:
From next week, most council facilities will be open again. Birkenhead Pools, Birkdale Hall and Northcote War Memorial Hall are remaining closed for now, but Kaipātiki Local Board members are actively pushing to have them reopened as soon as possible.

Public Toilets: All are either open now or due to open soon.

Libraries:
* Northcote Library: Open now
* Birkenhead Library: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Glenfield Library: Open from Tuesday 2nd June

Leisure Centres:
* ActivZone: Open from Wednesday 3rd June
* Beach Haven Sports Centre: Open from Wednesday 3rd June
* Birkenhead Leisure Centre Fitness & Rock Climbing: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Birkenhead Leisure Centre Pools: Opening date to be confirmed
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Fitness: Open now
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Pools: Lane swimming open from Wednesday 3rd June (No leisure swimming, aqua group fitness, spa, sauna, showers)

Community Centres:
* Bayview Community Centre: Open now
* Beach Haven Community House: Open now
* Birkdale Community House: Open now
* Birkdale Hall: Opening date to be confirmed
* Glenfield Community Centre: Open now
* Highbury House: Open now
* NorthArt Gallery: Open now
* Northcote War Memorial Hall: Opening date to be confirmed

Council Service Centres (paying rates, enquiries):
* Birkenhead Council Service Centre: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Glenfield Council Service Centre: Opening date to be confirmed
* Kaipatiki Local Board Office and Boardroom: Opening date to be confirmed

Early Childhood Centres:
* Birkdale Kauri Kids: Open now
* Beach Haven Kauri Kids: Open now
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Kauri Kids: Open now

More info: ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

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18 hours ago

The Story of Surfdale

The Team from Auckland Museum

Did you know that Surfdale in Waiheke Island received its name via a competition? The winner was awarded a section of land near the beach...

At 8 pence a day on top of a small deposit, a Surfdale section was also promoted as a sound investment – so close to downtown Auckland that “values must … View more
Did you know that Surfdale in Waiheke Island received its name via a competition? The winner was awarded a section of land near the beach...

At 8 pence a day on top of a small deposit, a Surfdale section was also promoted as a sound investment – so close to downtown Auckland that “values must go up and up and up”.

Well, they weren't wrong there.

Today, Waiheke Island brings to mind sunny vineyards and beachy weekend getaways. The image of Waiheke as an “island paradise” has its origins in 1920s marketing, but the island has long been desirable even as its character has changed over the past centuries.

As we go into the long weekend and begin to venture further afield again, why not have a read of how Waiheke came to be the place it is today, in this blog about its recent history by our Project Curator, Jane Groufsky.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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13 hours ago

Family Luncheon

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

A luncheon for the families of Level 4 Food and Beverage who complete their programme today with a delicious menu prepared by Foundation Chefs.

Entrée - Potage Parmentiere with smoked salmon and croutons.
Main - Roasted Lamb Rump with textured winter vegetables, Pommes Dauphinoise and jus.
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A luncheon for the families of Level 4 Food and Beverage who complete their programme today with a delicious menu prepared by Foundation Chefs.

Entrée - Potage Parmentiere with smoked salmon and croutons.
Main - Roasted Lamb Rump with textured winter vegetables, Pommes Dauphinoise and jus.
Dessert - Chocolate Fudge Tart with lemon curd and almond praline.

21 days ago

Helicopter

Jocelyn from Northcote Point

Can anyone tell me why a noisy helicopter circles round and round over North Shore late at night? It’s driving me insane!

1 day ago

Finger Food!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

A special day in our Advanced Cookery students preparing mouthwatering finger food treats. Starting with Celia’s ever-best, fresh out of the oven, Salmon & Spinach Roulade, crispy fried carrot, celery and ricotta wontons, Oleksii, from Ukraine, holds a plate of the bllini with smoked salmon … View moreA special day in our Advanced Cookery students preparing mouthwatering finger food treats. Starting with Celia’s ever-best, fresh out of the oven, Salmon & Spinach Roulade, crispy fried carrot, celery and ricotta wontons, Oleksii, from Ukraine, holds a plate of the bllini with smoked salmon mousse topped with paprika, Yorkshire puddings with rare beef & horseradish cream and finally filo tartlets with chervil & coriander mousse.

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21 hours ago

Fluffykins

Marc from Birkenhead

G'day, I read an article today that raises concerns about cats. www.stuff.co.nz....

1st, my family has cats, 2nd, I used to breed budgies, gold fish &c. so I know what a cute little cat, can do to my pets when they hook their claws through the cage fronts, or peer into the pond - … View more
G'day, I read an article today that raises concerns about cats. www.stuff.co.nz....

1st, my family has cats, 2nd, I used to breed budgies, gold fish &c. so I know what a cute little cat, can do to my pets when they hook their claws through the cage fronts, or peer into the pond - they kill.

I'm reminded of the story of the scorpion and the fox wherein, the scorpion stings the fox after getting a ride across the river, the fox as it dies, asks why? "It is in my nature" says the scorpion. So it is with cats.

I'm going to ask cat owners, if I had budgies or goldfish that came from next door and killed Fluffykins the cat, would you be upset? What makes your cute little predator, more protected than other people's pets, native birds, lizards and frogs?

My family says, 'oh she only brings in the occasional sparrow, once a year'.... Get some DNA analysis on it's poo. 'Oh she's too fat to catch anything'... how she get so fat? If the cat is outdoors it'll eat what it can.

My advice, keep the cat indoors, let it out only when supervised, if you must fulfil it's hunting instincts, breed pet mice, let them together in a room, video it and post it on uTube, you'll be sensation!

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3 days ago

Chicken Mash

Noeline from Birkdale

Does any one in the neighbourhood have chickens? If so I have nearly a bag full that I need a home for. My son got me instead of wheat, which I give to the Ring neck Doves. No cost, just collect.

21 hours ago

LEVEL 10. Quality & Service. Builder.

Bruce from www.whole9yards.co.nz

NEWS FLASH: Sunday 24th May. Councils don't require Permits for SMALL construction at home. Don't try this yourself, I can help, your BIG saving is all the Council Drama and Costs.


I can supply and install your Garden sleep-out too.

Have you found that your lovely home needs a little … View more
NEWS FLASH: Sunday 24th May. Councils don't require Permits for SMALL construction at home. Don't try this yourself, I can help, your BIG saving is all the Council Drama and Costs.


I can supply and install your Garden sleep-out too.

Have you found that your lovely home needs a little TLC, here and there or that the odd room or two needs some work.
Your lovely Kitchen and Bathroom, the heavy work areas for you and your family haven't quite performed the way you would like them too anymore.

You don't know where to start with any of these situations. I'm offering my time to come and spend with you, for FREE, to talk thru and around anything you would like.

The past couple of months, have really shown you, where your home is not really what you like anymore, and you need some help.

I'm here, Bruce 021 212 1480 to make a time, which suits you, to look at everything together.

21 hours ago

What's On: Sleep Deeply Online Workshop (Free)

Lorraine from Henderson

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