Burswood, Auckland

3 hours ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and … View moreHave you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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2 days ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. … View more
Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

2 hours ago

Celebrating Matariki

The Team from Auckland Museum

This week marks the rise of Matariki in the pre-dawn sky and signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. Here at Tāmaki Paenga Hira we've compiled a range of Matariki content for you to explore. Watch Amiria Puia-Taylor, Precious Clark and Pio Terei share their whakaaro (thoughts) on … View moreThis week marks the rise of Matariki in the pre-dawn sky and signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. Here at Tāmaki Paenga Hira we've compiled a range of Matariki content for you to explore. Watch Amiria Puia-Taylor, Precious Clark and Pio Terei share their whakaaro (thoughts) on Matariki and this winter season of gathering, remembering and renewing. Hear from Te Whai Smith about her mahi at Tāmaki Paenga Hira in te reo Māori, and view Sonia Snowden’s kete reminding us Matariki is a time to honour the plants used in weaving and be mindful of the resources Papatuanuku provides.

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8 hours ago

Goff confirms proposed 3.5 rates rise and 500+ job cuts

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The likely shape of Auckland Council's Emergency Budget is clearer with the mayor releasing his proposal for Thursday's final debate. Has he got it right ? Read the story below.

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3 hours ago

chest of drawers. Very good condition

Shona from Sunnyhills

Lovely chest of drawers, modern design, 120 cm wide, 49 cm deep and 70 cm high.

Price: $300

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4 hours ago

Farm Cove Intermediate Girls Uniform

Simone from Half Moon Bay

1 jumper 87cm excellent condition only hand washed $20
1 skirt 72cm with paint stains $10
2 x shirts with stains $10 both
PE top size 12, shorts size 14 $5 each
022 4080198

Price: $45

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4 hours ago

What's On: Tree Pruning & Care Workshop

Adrian from Albany Heights

Learn all the basics in an interactive manner at this very popular 2hr workshop. Includes entry to Sculpture Gardens. $20 p/p pay on the day (very popular; booking advised 09-420-5655)
Tree Pruning & Care Workshop
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens
5 hours ago

Collective Nouns

NumberWorks'nWords Howick & Pakuranga

You've heard of a class of students, a pack of dogs, a herd of cows, and probably a school of fish. These are collective nouns -- a group of people, animals or things.

We would love to hear of others, comment below.

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5 hours ago

What's On: A pioneers family trail

Zayna from Pakuranga

Local Pakuranga resident Barry Pepperell will talk about his recently published book detailing the stories and experiences of four generations of the Pepperell family in Taranaki
A pioneers family trail
  • Pakuranga Library
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5 hours ago

What's On: Spinal health talk

Zayna from Pakuranga

Presented by NZ College of Chiropractic. Stay afterwards for a free spinal check
Spinal health talk
  • Pakuranga Library
7 hours ago

Your dog might be older (in human years) than you realise

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Think you know how old your dog is? Think again.

Multiplying by seven isn't accurate, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and other leading health institutions across the country have now debunked that common belief.

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Hi neighbours,

Think you know how old your dog is? Think again.

Multiplying by seven isn't accurate, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and other leading health institutions across the country have now debunked that common belief.

According to their findings, a one-year-old dog is similar to a 31-year-old human.

To read about the how to calculate our dog's age, click here

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6 hours ago

Do you know an amazing gardener?

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the… View more
NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the area to bring back birds, or a group of neighbours doing a great job in their community garden. Nominate them today!

Click here and tell us why they deserve to be this year's Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.

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7 hours ago

Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meeting, Friday 31July

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS), facilitates two community networking platforms; the Pakuranga & Howick Community Networking Meeting and the Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meeting.

These meetings provide an opportunity for community organisations, … View more
Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS), facilitates two community networking platforms; the Pakuranga & Howick Community Networking Meeting and the Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meeting.

These meetings provide an opportunity for community organisations, social service providers, government agencies and the general public to connect and network with each other and to share information about their activity.

The Pakuranga & Howick Community Networking meeting is held at Te Tuhi in Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct and Dec and the Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meetings is held at the Old Flat Bush School Hall in Mar, May, Jul, Sept and Nov.

Both community meetings begin with a 30 minute speaker presentation, followed by a round-robin of 5 minute introductions and end with an opportunity to network over a light afternoon tea.

All are welcome to attend at no cost.

We look forward to seeing you and connecting with local organisations at the Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meeting being held from 1:30pm to 3:00pm on Friday 31 July at the Old Flat Bush School Hall on the corner of Murphy's Road and Flat Bush Road, Auckland 2016.

Increase your visibility at our meetings by becoming a 5 minute or 30 minute speaker. Please contact lindsay.upton@mecoss.org.nz to book a speaking time slot.

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6 days ago

How much should your council rates rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, With one week until Auckland Councillors decide this year's rates rise, and the size of the Covid-19 hit Emergency Budget, public feedback on rates is fairly evenly split. How much do you think your's should rise? Read the story below:

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