Devonport, Auckland

9 hours ago

Who do you miss most during lockdown?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, From grandparents to best friends, mums to grandchildren – Kiwis have opened up about who they miss the most two weeks into the coronavirus lockdown and shared messages for loved ones outside their bubbles in a touching video created by an Auckland-based production company. Who do … View moreHi neighbours, From grandparents to best friends, mums to grandchildren – Kiwis have opened up about who they miss the most two weeks into the coronavirus lockdown and shared messages for loved ones outside their bubbles in a touching video created by an Auckland-based production company. Who do you miss most during lockdown? Warning: The video in this story may make your eyes leak.

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44 minutes ago

Got the baking bug in your bubble?

The Team from Auckland Museum

We think you’ll love this New Zealand Hot Cross and Cold Cross Bun recipe from Aunt Daisy's Cookery Book of Approved Recipes, from our collection.

Maud Ruby Basham (30 August 1879 – 14 July 1963), professionally known as Aunt Daisy, was a well-loved New Zealand radio broadcaster. Her … View more
We think you’ll love this New Zealand Hot Cross and Cold Cross Bun recipe from Aunt Daisy's Cookery Book of Approved Recipes, from our collection.

Maud Ruby Basham (30 August 1879 – 14 July 1963), professionally known as Aunt Daisy, was a well-loved New Zealand radio broadcaster. Her 30-minute daily morning show ran from 1933 to 1963. Her role was primarily to promote household products and to boost morale during World War II. Try out this recipe and it might just boost your morale! Best served hot with lashings of butter…

Aunt Daisy’s full recipe and other activities for the Easter Weekend are over at our Auckland Museum at Home Hub!
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1 day ago

Poll: Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?
  • 6.6% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need
    6.6% Complete
  • 84.2% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    84.2% Complete
  • 9.2% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    9.2% Complete
1386 votes
3 days ago

Where to find your favourite Hot Cross Buns in lockdown?

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Who loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling … View moreWho loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling adventurous why not make them.
My personal favourites are from Daily Bread. What's your favourite thing about Easter?

1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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1 day ago

FREE Advice on COVID-19 6-month Mortgage Holiday (Loan Deferment)

Susan from Devonport

Hi Neighbours, I'm working at home as an essential service provider/financial adviser to assist folks with their 6-Month Mortgage holiday. Our major bank plans have just been released. It's a free conversation and if I cannot assist, I can direct you to the appropriate channel. It's … View moreHi Neighbours, I'm working at home as an essential service provider/financial adviser to assist folks with their 6-Month Mortgage holiday. Our major bank plans have just been released. It's a free conversation and if I cannot assist, I can direct you to the appropriate channel. It's important to weigh up your options. www.nichemortgages.co.nz...

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17 hours ago

Butter or no butter? Toasted or fresh?

David from adviceHQ

A recent survey at adviceHQ head office found that 75% prefer butter but only 25% prefer toasted. What do you prefer?

Photo by Jasmine Waheed on Unsplash

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17 hours ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Takapuna

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you … View more
Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.

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1 day ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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1 day ago

Look our for others

The Team from North Shore, Rodney & West Auckland Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Making the most of your Easter staycation

The Team from Auckland Council

There are plenty of things you and your family can do this Easter weekend, with the majority done from the comfort of your home.

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1 day ago

FREE LIVESTREAM ZUMBA CLASSES

Mami from Northcote Point

Hi Everyone.
I'm Mami. I'm living in Northcote Point and normally teaching Zumba in Browns bay and Torbay.
I have started livestream Zumba classes from Monday to Friday at 7pm during this tough period for free. Everyone is welcome. Please join me any day yourself or with your family. … View more
Hi Everyone.
I'm Mami. I'm living in Northcote Point and normally teaching Zumba in Browns bay and Torbay.
I have started livestream Zumba classes from Monday to Friday at 7pm during this tough period for free. Everyone is welcome. Please join me any day yourself or with your family. Also if you can't join me at 7pm you can watch my old livestream video anytime. Please do something everyday. Daily exercise is helping improve your immunity.🙏🙏

Please feel free to click the link below or Download Twitch app onto your device to join me. I'll be there from 6:55pm. Also I'm doing core exercise after Zumba so if you are keen prepare yoga mat or thick towel to try for 7mins extra. This core exercise is part of Strong by Zumba program so it's good to keep your abs.😊👍

This livestream class is completely free for everyone but if you are happy to donate would be great.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Please stay safe. Take care yourself, your loved one and family.

Thank you. Mami Xxx

Link of livestream class :

m.twitch.tv...

For donation :

www.limepay.me...
Or
12-3035-0771386-00


Mami Wakino / Zumba Instructor

1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Takapuna

Here are our 2nd week of challenges. Might help fill in a bit of time and a great thing to do as a family.

1 day ago

Appreciation post

The Team from North Shore, Rodney & West Auckland Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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