Cornwallis - Huia - Parau, Auckland

9 days ago

Get Writing, New Zealand!

Nichola Turenhout from NZ Writers College

NZ Writers College is passionate about uncovering new literary talent in New Zealand. Every year, we sponsor a free-to-enter annual short story competition open to all New Zealanders. Over the past 11 years, thousands of brave, creative Kiwi writers have taken up the challenge and entered their … View moreNZ Writers College is passionate about uncovering new literary talent in New Zealand. Every year, we sponsor a free-to-enter annual short story competition open to all New Zealanders. Over the past 11 years, thousands of brave, creative Kiwi writers have taken up the challenge and entered their stories.

Apart from receiving a cash prize of $1000 for the winner, and $500 and $250 for second and third place, we publish the winning stories in the beautifully compiled anthology 'Surfacing', free to download off our website.

Critiqued by a panel of award-winning writers, many of our top entrants go on to win other writing competitions and achieve publishing success.

The 2020 NZ Writers College Short Story Competition closes on 30 September. Full rules and guidelines are here: www.nzwriterscollege.co.nz...

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9 days ago

Which is your favourite rose variety? We’d love to know

Kings Plant Barn Henderson

Our new season roses are in-store now and we’ve got almost any colour you could wish for – from classic whites, pinks and reds to dramatic deep purples, yellows and oranges.

While they’re not blooming yet, if you plant soon you’ll see gorgeous flowers from spring until autumn.

To give … View more
Our new season roses are in-store now and we’ve got almost any colour you could wish for – from classic whites, pinks and reds to dramatic deep purples, yellows and oranges.

While they’re not blooming yet, if you plant soon you’ll see gorgeous flowers from spring until autumn.

To give your roses the best start, make sure you pick the right spot in your garden. Roses need at least 6 hours of sun a day and prefer free-draining soil that’s rich in organic matter.

Shop our rose collection online or in-store now.

Looking for a specific variety? Call us to see if we can source it for you!

#roses #rosecare #rosegarden

10 days ago

Political manners?

David from Glen Eden

Again, Mr Muller virtually admitted he wasn't in touch with the people who know what they are talking about. He three times referred to border control as a shambles. It seems strange to me that a "shambles" can be more successful than any other country world wide at the present time.… View moreAgain, Mr Muller virtually admitted he wasn't in touch with the people who know what they are talking about. He three times referred to border control as a shambles. It seems strange to me that a "shambles" can be more successful than any other country world wide at the present time. His criticism almost comes across as a wish for community infection to justify the claim. Such political mischief in the midst of a pandemic the likes of which no New Zealand government has tackled before is inadmissible. Again, there is no evidence whatever that any different government could or would have effected a better covid-19 management. There is still much to do, much to monitor and wait out. No one, certainly Mr Muller, has any better plan. It would do his credibilty proud if he became more helpful. If we do see an escape of this virus into the community it won't be down to this government's plans or efforts to contain it. Yet the opposition have the hypocrisy to tell the government, the PM, not to use covid-19 as an election platform. Incredible.

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10 days ago

What's On: Smales Farm Matariki Star Trail

Laura from Birkenhead

A magical urban expedition, a search for the 7 stars that form the Matariki cluster. Search for 7 giant illuminated stars at Smales Farm. 1 July to 15 July.
Smales Farm Matariki Star Trail
  • Smales Farm
10 days ago

Are you ready to get Upcycling?

Resene

The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose … View more
The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose altogether, or just to give it an ‘extreme makeover'. Consider using the school holidays to get Upcycling with the smaller members of your household - or use the next rainy day to drag out the paint and your creativity!

In the meantime, check out some of the creative cookies from last year.
Pick your paints

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10 days ago

Breville Kitchen Whizz 11

Antonia from Glen Eden

Brand new. Not wanted by myself. Box has been opened. Still has warrenty. Really need it gone ASAP. $280

10 days ago

What's On: Author Amy McDaid "Fake Baby"

Christine from Swanson

Local author Amy McDaid will be discussing her writing process and reading excerpts from her hugely popular book. Signed copies available $35 cash sales only. RSVP preferred ph 817-0011
Author Amy McDaid "Fake Baby"
  • Titirangi Library
10 days ago

What's On: Titirangi Art Amble and sale

Christine from Swanson

View art for sale at Titirangi Library and in the village. Exhibition runs until Saturday 8th August with Jill Perrott, Zeke Wolf, Terry Prince, Val Enger and others. Ph. 817-0011
Titirangi Art Amble and sale
  • Titirangi Library
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10 days ago

Canon 800D

Gloria from Glen Eden

Brand new. Not wanted by myself. Still has warranty/receipt as was brought earlier this year. PM to arrange pick up.
$900

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