Fairview Heights, Auckland

17 hours 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?
  • 7.1% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need
    7.1% Complete
  • 83.6% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    83.6% Complete
  • 9.3% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    9.3% Complete
873 votes
1 hour 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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16 hours 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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6 hours 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

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?

10 hours 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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10 hours ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords East Coast Bays

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

11 hours 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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12 hours 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...

12 hours 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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14 hours 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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15 hours 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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16 hours ago

a bit of banter: Day 16 of Social Distancing

Owner from British Isles Inn Eatery & Bar - Rothesay Bay

I made the mistake of telling my husband an early symptom of COVID is loss of smell.
He's taken to passing gas in my vicinity & then I react, informing me he is helpfully "performing a health check".
He taught our two boys the technique.



I may divorce him.
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I made the mistake of telling my husband an early symptom of COVID is loss of smell.
He's taken to passing gas in my vicinity & then I react, informing me he is helpfully "performing a health check".
He taught our two boys the technique.



I may divorce him.



'daGuv's wife and remember when buying spirit, get the big bottle you're gonna need it!

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1 day 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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3 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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