Cornwallis - Huia - Parau, Auckland

13 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand … View more
Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2020 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
“A very humble man who has been sponsoring any and every cause that has been requested for well over 40 years. He sponsors so many causes in and outside of the neighborhood, goes out of his way to get the meal to the hungry animals, works through the night to fill orders, even on public holidays he steps in and runs the factory single handed to allow his staff time off. He is well past retirement but dedicated to keeping hungry animals supplied with food. No order is too big or too small for his fantastic team.”

AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
“Part of our lives for so many years. They offer a great business, post centre, the BEST fresh flowers and fruit & veg. I have NEVER known them to take a holiday. Kind and genuinely caring people who add so much to our community. You could not find a better Local Business Hero!”

WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”

BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
“The owners, Tony & Julie, are great at communicating and continually ask their customers if they stock the products they want, and if they don’t, they then get it in. They have a very friendly manner and their Managers and Staff are all attentive. Thanks to Tony & Julie for choosing Pyes Pa, you have fitted in well.”

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
“The staff are friendly and helpful.Also the owners will order in whatever is required,if it is not currently on their shelves.”

TARANAKI: Down to Earth
“As well as a range of healthy tasty foodstuffs and quality herbal supplements, they also provide a range of products to help with sustainable living. They have recently introduced a "bring-you-own-container" refill facility for dishwasher, shampoo and other cleaners. However the best thing about this store is the excellent service. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly word, offers of help, etc. It is always a pleasure to shop here.”

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
“Margaret and Veejay go out of their way to make sure customers get the freshest fruit and veggies in town and if they don't have what you want will ring around to source it for you. Despite being robbed and stabbed in daylight, they were open for business as usual the next day. They are held in high esteem locally.”

WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
“This man got out of Viet Nam by himself when he was13, sailed on a boat and spent time in camps before coming to NZ. He could not speak english. He purchased a local dairy and over the years has totally transformed and enlarged it providing employment to a number of locals. He is the ultimate friendly shopkeeper.”

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
“They deliver my prescriptions to me as I’m often unable to get them. They always make sure nothing I'm prescribed interacts with anything and they always explain how to take my meds thoroughly to me, which is important as I've had a brain stem stroke and somedays my brain is scrambled. Cath is wonderful at dropping them off for me. They do a really important and medically serious job with kindness"

CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
“The Vege Shop on Stourbridge is just the best little local biz in town. Mark and his wife Des always have a smile and time for a yarn. We feel so fortunate to have them just around the corner. They are awesome!”

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
“John is fantastic!!! He does everything from carpet repairs to chimney sweeping and pest control. I have him listed in my phone as John Everything! He has a brilliant attitude and has even come on public holidays at short notice.”

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 11.2% NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
    11.2% Complete
  • 14.8% AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
    14.8% Complete
  • 7.5% WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
    7.5% Complete
  • 4.3% BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
    4.3% Complete
  • 6.3% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
    6.3% Complete
  • 4.9% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    4.9% Complete
  • 14% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
    14% Complete
  • 18.5% WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
    18.5% Complete
  • 4.2% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
    4.2% Complete
  • 11.9% CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
    11.9% Complete
  • 2.5% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
    2.5% Complete
3094 votes
8 days ago

masks n gloves

Josephine sarah from Henderson

on Sunday 2 of my kids were at the park with 2 friends, they found a used mask on the ground , Monday when at the supermarket with one of my boys we found used gloves discarded in one of the trolleys, Tuesday while out doing my run saw used gloves on ground near back fence of high school. can … View moreon Sunday 2 of my kids were at the park with 2 friends, they found a used mask on the ground , Monday when at the supermarket with one of my boys we found used gloves discarded in one of the trolleys, Tuesday while out doing my run saw used gloves on ground near back fence of high school. can those using these  pleas bin after use thank you
was out yesterday(Friday)while I was in supermarket my son saw many masks n gloves dumped along the main road, between the supermarket and the skate park near the foot path drains, only sign of police was their cars driving around. pleas can those using these items dispose of them in bins thank you

9 days ago

Ten things you can do in self-isolation🏡😨

Fiona from Henderson

Remember: This will all be over one day! Stay home, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and practice social distancing as much as possible.
good.net.nz...

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7 days ago

Trolley Snatch @ PNS Mt Albert

Andrea from Green Bay

This morning when waiting to get some milk, bananas, and more lollies, a fellow shopper told me of an elderly lady who had paid for her trolley of shopping when some Low Life grabbed her trolley and took off with it. Sorry not sure what day this happened. May a BIG serving of Karma find this LL

6 days ago

The Story of Ella Cooke

The Team from Auckland Museum

In the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in … View moreIn the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in London, or maybe Paris.

The outbreak of war in July 1914 dashed all her plans. Rather than return home, Ella joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. The work was extremely difficult, and Ella described it in her letters as 'frightfully hard'.

The story of Ella Cooke, captured below in our Online Cenotaph, is one of ceaseless dedication to nursing the ill and ailing back to health. Her work is reflected in the remarkable efforts of New Zealand's doctors, nurses and healthcare staff, who are taking every measure to ensure the ongoing safety of New Zealanders. A huge thank you to these essential workers for the incredible job they do.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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7 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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12 days ago

SOAP IS FINE -

Julia from Henderson

timestamp 7:07 - *THIS VIRUS IS *WEAK* - ***SOAP KILLS IT*** - PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE - PLEASE THANK YOU

normal SOAP is much better than alcohol based hand sanitizer (which must be 60% or higher to be effective...) - this from THIS expert

Dr Rohin Francis BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP as he says… View more
timestamp 7:07 - *THIS VIRUS IS *WEAK* - ***SOAP KILLS IT*** - PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE - PLEASE THANK YOU

normal SOAP is much better than alcohol based hand sanitizer (which must be 60% or higher to be effective...) - this from THIS expert

Dr Rohin Francis BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP as he says a LOT OF MISINFORMATION OUT THERE - as medical professional he is doing best (along with others, their links here too) to correct misinformation

as he explains - not only is he a medical doctor - and surgeon - "cardiologist, internal medicine doctor & university research"

- he also KNOWS PEOPLE - OTHER EXPERTS - in UK - in USA - *WHO ARE AT THE FRONT LINE DEALING WITH COVID-19*

(EXPERTS on COVID-19 at CDC in USA - UK Emergency Response team dealing with COVID-19 etc) - so this video incorporates their knowledge and expertise as well

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7 days ago

4 & 4a Huia Road, Titirangi | For Sale | The Smiths - Ray White

The Smiths from Ray White Titirangi

🏡 Heritage Home in the Village 🏡

4 and 4a Huia Road, Titirangi

✔️ Built in the late 1920’s Quambi House proudly sits in the heart of Titirangi Village in a most magnificent native tree setting
✔️With your own private walkway to the village, a two minute walk, the many cafes and … View more
🏡 Heritage Home in the Village 🏡

4 and 4a Huia Road, Titirangi

✔️ Built in the late 1920’s Quambi House proudly sits in the heart of Titirangi Village in a most magnificent native tree setting
✔️With your own private walkway to the village, a two minute walk, the many cafes and eateries at your disposal
✔️ This Arts and Craft home has been sympathetically restored and upgraded for easy care by the current owners
✔️ Much of the original detail in this 5 bedroom home has been kept with no expense spared in making it warm and comfortable
✔️ This property offers 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, bespoke kitchen, double garage and double carport and off street parking for 10+ cars
✔️ A substantial investment has been made in creating a traditional garden, the highlight has to be the deck with fireplace and spa area
✔️ In Zone and walking distance to Titirangi Primary School (Decile 10)
✔️ Set in grounds of 2441m2 this is an essential piece of local history and one of Titirangi’s best homes


Contact THE SMITHS to view this wonderful home or come along to the open home!


View this property online: www.rwtitirangi.co.nz...


#TheSmiths #PremiumProperty #ElitePerformers #RayWhite #Titirangi #RealEstate #SellWithTheSmiths

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7 days ago

***Our centres are CLOSED in New Zealand***

NumberWorks'nWords Henderson

We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children … View more
We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children with the tuition they need to ensure their continued success.

NumberWorks’nWords would like to thank all our loyal families and hard-working staff for your support. Thank you for your understanding and adapting with us during this time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.

Keep an eye out for our April activities for you and your family.

Much love and kindness ❤️

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7 days ago

Selected Beaurepaires Stores Open During Lockdown

Beaurepaires Henderson

Beaurepaires has selected stores open during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

We have implemented contactless servicing to ensure your safety if you do require out services.

To see which stores are open or to find out more information, please click the READ MORE button below.

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9 days ago
9 days ago

Waste collection services continue as usual

The Team from Auckland Council

Waste collection services update:
✅ Auckland’s kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections are considered essential services and will continue as usual.
🤧 Anyone with a food scraps bin should avoid placing tissues in them.
❌ From 6pm on 25 March, the transfer stations will … View more
Waste collection services update:
✅ Auckland’s kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections are considered essential services and will continue as usual.
🤧 Anyone with a food scraps bin should avoid placing tissues in them.
❌ From 6pm on 25 March, the transfer stations will be closed to the general public.
❌ Household on-property inorganics collections beginning 26 March onwards have been postponed for the lockdown period.
Learn more

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