Devonport, Auckland

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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1 day ago

Neighbourhood Support North Shore

The Team from Neighbourhood Support North Shore Inc

Join Neighbourhood Support North Shore today and make a difference. Let's create safe, resilient and connected communities together!#BeSafeFeelSafe

With COVID-19 you'll need your neighbour's support now more than ever before! Let's spread kindness not germs❣
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Join Neighbourhood Support North Shore today and make a difference. Let's create safe, resilient and connected communities together!#BeSafeFeelSafe

With COVID-19 you'll need your neighbour's support now more than ever before! Let's spread kindness not germs❣
neighbourhood.org.nz...

1 day ago

Good Neighbour Awards

The Team from Neighbourhood Support North Shore Inc

Good Neighbour Awards!

Know of a standout neighbour who is making a difference on your street or in your community?

Our big announcement of the day is that we are launching the Good Neighbour Awards! We decided that it would be a positive way to promote the message of neighbours helping each … View more
Good Neighbour Awards!

Know of a standout neighbour who is making a difference on your street or in your community?

Our big announcement of the day is that we are launching the Good Neighbour Awards! We decided that it would be a positive way to promote the message of neighbours helping each other and also recognise the acts of support and kindness we have seen over the past week or so.

Nominations are open to all residents of New Zealand who currently reside in the country during the lockdown. Each week we'll choose our favourite nomination as our Good Neighbour of the week. Both the nominator and nominee will each receive a $50 Prezzy Card and plenty of virtual high-fives, our small way of saying thanks for making our neighbourhoods a better place to live.

Nominations opened on Tuesday 7 April 2020 and will be running every week until lockdown ends. People are invited to submit a nomination by 7 pm on Sunday to be considered for that week's award. Winners will be announced on our website and on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on Tuesdays starting on 14 April.

It is easy to nominate someone. Just go to our website at www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz... fill in the nomination form and hit ‘Submit’.

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1 day ago

Are you OK?

The Team from North Shore, Rodney & West Auckland Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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1 day ago

Junk Run diversifies quickly in response to COVID 19 level 4 lockdown

Ruth Boyes from Junk Run Ltd

Having already worked with the local Auckland hospitals for several years , we have been helping North Shore Hospital with its preparations for COVID 19 requirements.
Instead of re-purposing, recycling and "sending waste to a better place", we have been relocating, rebuilding and … View more
Having already worked with the local Auckland hospitals for several years , we have been helping North Shore Hospital with its preparations for COVID 19 requirements.
Instead of re-purposing, recycling and "sending waste to a better place", we have been relocating, rebuilding and re-configuring entire wards full of furniture, taking apart day surgery and specialist day clinics to move items between departments, to different buildings and offsite to secure storage locations!

1 day ago

Auckland architecture wows

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Here are some highlights from the shortlist for the Auckland Architecture Awards 2020. We have a particular soft spot for the tiny Point Wells Cricket Club by Pac Studio! And this new build in Remuera, Auckland.

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3 days ago

Supermoon: North Island the place to be to see biggest and brightest moon of the year

Danielle Clent Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, the moon will be at its closest to Earth on Wednesday night, making it the biggest and brightest of the year.
And those living in the North Island have the best chance of seeing it in all its glory.
Have you got any snaps of it? Post them below.

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1 day ago

Group Architects house in Devonport sold

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The same family has lived in this 1960s house designed by Group Architect Ivan Juriss since it was built. Now they are handing on the baton to a new family who will move in after the lockdown.

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4 days ago

Meet Fonzie, the Cockatoo who spent 20 hours upside-down

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, He's famous on Instagram, but Fonzie the Cockatoo has a new claim to fame, after getting such a fright he landed on a powerline, giving his owner a 20-hour ordeal while he hung upside down. Read the happy ending :

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2 days ago

ENHANCE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREA

Easiroll

Hi neighbors, I am Rodney from Easiroll Roofing Ltd. We are specialists in the supply of roofing materials for your outdoor areas like Pergolas etc.

We can offer advice and guidance on the right products for you to use for your projects.

Recently there is a growing demand for pergoals with … View more
Hi neighbors, I am Rodney from Easiroll Roofing Ltd. We are specialists in the supply of roofing materials for your outdoor areas like Pergolas etc.

We can offer advice and guidance on the right products for you to use for your projects.

Recently there is a growing demand for pergoals with a Flat Look like Glass but without the associated high cost. We have several options that fit the bill and look great.

One option is CUSTOM GLAZE. This is very cost effective, easy to install, comes in a range of colours and sizes.

Give us a call now for prices and details:
(09) 415 3647 / 0800 694 895
www.easiroll.co.nz
Find out more

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3 days ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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3 days ago

25 years evolves into Remote Covid learning

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

We were lucky!

Over the weekend of 14/15 March, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary at NZSFW and 10 days later, New Zealand ground to a halt in the Covid19 Lockdown.

And while our day to day life has dramatically changed, looking at all these photos gives me a lot of pleasure and especially to be… View more
We were lucky!

Over the weekend of 14/15 March, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary at NZSFW and 10 days later, New Zealand ground to a halt in the Covid19 Lockdown.

And while our day to day life has dramatically changed, looking at all these photos gives me a lot of pleasure and especially to be able to share in the achievements of our current students and graduates. The highlight has to be the magnificent dinner; an inspired menu created by our gifted chef, Finn Gybel and prepared under his watchful eye by the cookery students.

Fortuitously, the lamb arrived fresh from Pigeon Bay via Harris Meats in North Canterbury and after a number of dramas leaving us worried that it would in time. Finn's dish, where he wrapped the lamb in crepinette, to hold it together while cooking, was certainly a new technique that we had not used in the past.

It was a thrill to have veteran broadcaster, Carol Hirschfeld as MC for the dinner and lend her distinctive and thoughtful commentary to our story. Carol asked me who she could "interview" during the dinner. Victoria Biddick, our first enrolled student from 1995, Oliver Hay and Joelle Thomson all shared their unique perspective on their association with the school.

There is certainly some irony in the fact that as we were celebrating these 25 years, another significant challenge was about to explode. Drawing on my earthquake experience, where we relocated our students to my second business at the Duvauchelle Store and Café, I knew that we had to find a way to keep going.

As the Covid19 crisis escalated, I discussed with our tutors how we could teach the programmes online and with the cookery students cooking in their own kitchens at home. Again, I was fortunate that my son Oliver, computer systems engineer, and recently returned from his super yacht chef sojourn, decided that he wanted to work full-time at NZSFW. Oli then set about finding the best platform for the tutors to stream their classes live and to administer the programmes. We have used Google Classroom and the Hangouts conferencing software to do this and it's working well.

By Friday 20 March, we had amended our cookery timetables to focus on baking, pasta and dishes that were easier to prepare at home. The students then went home with a 5kg bag of flour, 2 kg sugar, 1kg butter, 12 eggs and other ingredients. We trialled the video streaming from NZSFW while we could and then following the lockdown, the tutors now continue from their homes. The logistics are much easier for Franck with his hospitality students!

For the cookery students, the model is they watch the demonstrations at home and later upload photographs of their cooking. It's not ideal, as the tutor cannot taste their food and sometimes the livestream is pixellated or cuts out but it's better that doing nothing. Plus, everyone gets to chat and socialise from the safety of their bubble. And with supermarkets open, we can continue to buy supplies. View Foundation cooking shots here. And Advanced Cooking here.

Stay safe and have fun,
Celia Hay

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3 days ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or … View moreHello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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3 days ago

Phone lines run hot for welfare assistance

The Team from Auckland Council

We have set up a food distribution centre at Spark Arena at the request of the government to help people needing assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown. Around 3000 requests for food parcels have been received by our call centre in the first week of its operation.

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