Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

2 hours 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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3 days ago

Buying beer

Maria from Kelston

While i am in the mood to do a rant tonight, yes i enjoy a beer. Went to the Waitakere Trust today and roughly 60 people in line outside the shops. Bloody crazy. Time to allow it in supermarkets.People having to line up for an hour or more to get their favourite tipple, bloody stupid and yes i … View moreWhile i am in the mood to do a rant tonight, yes i enjoy a beer. Went to the Waitakere Trust today and roughly 60 people in line outside the shops. Bloody crazy. Time to allow it in supermarkets.People having to line up for an hour or more to get their favourite tipple, bloody stupid and yes i drove straight out,there was no carparks anyway .How many are going to drive out of area to buy what should be accessible to us.

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3 days ago

PRICE GOUGING

Maria from Kelston

Very upset to see today when i wen't up to pick up a script for a elderly gent from Kelston Pharmacy today that they where charging $5.OO for a face mask and $1 .OO for a pair of disposable gloves. The face mask would have have cost them a few cents if that and 2 gloves for a dollar, what a … View moreVery upset to see today when i wen't up to pick up a script for a elderly gent from Kelston Pharmacy today that they where charging $5.OO for a face mask and $1 .OO for a pair of disposable gloves. The face mask would have have cost them a few cents if that and 2 gloves for a dollar, what a load of shite. How many people CAN AFFORD WHAT YOU ARE CHARGING. I USED TO THINK YOU GUYS WERE GREAT BUT I AM GLAD I DON'T USE YOU FOR MY SCRIPTS.SHAME YOU ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PANDEMIC.


































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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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2 days ago

A simple guide for dog walkers during lockdown

The Team from Auckland Council

There are more than 100,000 registered dog owners in Auckland. That’s a lot of dogs that still need their daily walks to maintain their health and wellbeing. But what guidelines apply to dog walking during the lockdown period? Click on 'Read More' below to find out:

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17 hours ago

Masks

Naseema from Lynfield

Unichem Roskill Village Pharmacy has masks, gloves and hand sanitisers still available

17 hours ago

Get the kids ready! mainly music starts soon!

The team from Hills Church

Online mainly music is starting on YouTube in five minutes: www.youtube.com...

Just a reminder -here are the props you might like to get ready for today:

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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

Wage subsidy

Brenda from New Windsor

My company refuse to pay wage subsidy and said I should find childcare under essential service as I'm working for healthcare. All childcare agencies funded by govt. Too busy as they have more requests. Whom should I go to?please can anyone help me?

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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