Farm Cove, Auckland

4 hours ago

Finding our Alert Level 4 routine

New Zealand Government

This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to… View more
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.

Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.

Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.

We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.

Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.

Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
Read more now

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4 hours ago

Temporary closure of service due to lock-down

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services Ltd

The staff at Textile Cleaning Services would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and hope you all keep safe over the next month.

We will be temporarily closing over this lock-down period, however you can still contact us through our website or by email to make a booking … View more
The staff at Textile Cleaning Services would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and hope you all keep safe over the next month.

We will be temporarily closing over this lock-down period, however you can still contact us through our website or by email to make a booking and we will service your requirements as soon as we re-open.

Thank you.
Find out more.

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1 day ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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9 hours ago

Keys

Steve from Eastern Beach

Found set of keys in Dorrington Place in Eastern Beach on the 29th March 2020.
Contact: Steve Ph 021736175

10 days ago

No more trips to the library, rec centres or council facilities for 14 days

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council will close most of its community facilities for 14 days to prevent any spread of Coronavirus. How will that affect you, and what could alternatives be? Read the story below:

8 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?
  • 11.6% NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
    11.6% Complete
  • 14.1% AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
    14.1% Complete
  • 7.6% WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
    7.6% Complete
  • 4.4% BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
    4.4% Complete
  • 6.5% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
    6.5% Complete
  • 4.6% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    4.6% Complete
  • 14.2% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
    14.2% Complete
  • 18.8% WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
    18.8% Complete
  • 4.1% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
    4.1% Complete
  • 11.8% CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
    11.8% Complete
  • 2.5% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
    2.5% Complete
2848 votes
12 hours ago

Message from Auckland LIFE church to bring hope

Shelley from Botany Downs

Hi to Auckland community :-) Please go to the following link if you want connection to a hope filled message from life church :-)
Online Services 9am, 11am & 6pm today, and every Sunday.
lifenz.org...
An online Pastor is available for prayer requests.

4 days ago

People door knocking

Lara from Mellons Bay

Groups of people are knocking on doors disguised as sanitization units sent by the government. Once inside, they rob the home.

Please alert all family and friends not to open the door to any person or group claiming to be in charge of any party to sanitize homes from the virus.

3 days ago

Let's have some fun

Safin Neighbourly Lead from Pakuranga Heights

Someone’s mother has four sons.
North, South and East.
What is the name of the fourth son.
Comment the name of the fourth son.
If you lose, after lockdown your buying me kfc
#na jokes lol.
#quarantinegames

13 hours ago

Go mommy....

Mayur from Howick

Mommy and Chicken soup. 😁😁😁

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14 hours ago

Report covid19 breaches

Natalie from Botany Downs

You can now report to Police online

Suspected COVID-19 L4 isolation breaches

Businesses you suspect are breaching the essential services rule.



www.police.govt.nz...

17 hours ago

Covid - 19

Barry from Cockle Bay

I don’t think it is a good idea to sit on public benches or seats. Yes the virus can live on these surfaces for several days We can’t be too careful. Stay safe..

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20 hours ago

BE SAFE AND BE KIND-FOLLOW THE RULES

Tracee from Sunnyhills

Yes Yes YES. We are truly blessed to have Jacinda Adern as our PM. What a tower of strength she has been. She has had to cope with alot in the last year. The Mosque killings. The White Island Whakaari eruption and now this terrible virus that has hit the world. Proud to be a kiwi. Kia Kaha … View moreYes Yes YES. We are truly blessed to have Jacinda Adern as our PM. What a tower of strength she has been. She has had to cope with alot in the last year. The Mosque killings. The White Island Whakaari eruption and now this terrible virus that has hit the world. Proud to be a kiwi. Kia Kaha everyone. If we follow the rules, which are available online and on TV, we can do this. Call loved ones. We are lucky to be able to speak or video chat with our loved ones globally. BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER

1 day ago

AMAZON has created a free website for people to access and download books (no charge for anything no money)

Blair from Bucklands Beach

This website has three categories (1) Children's books ( all ages)
(2) Early Teenagers
(3) Classic books for adults
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This website has three categories (1) Children's books ( all ages)
(2) Early Teenagers
(3) Classic books for adults
(White Fang etc)
the books can be either read online or downloaded to either your computer or your phone and the books are in five languages and this service is totally free...............the site is

stories.audible.com

1 day ago

Losing a Loved One

Kara Northcott from Heart In Diamond

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences we have to face. Here is what to do. 1. Accept the loss. 2. Acknowledge your emotions. 3. Learn new roles. 4. Invest your energy into a new life. Find an enduring connection with your loved one so that you can always remember them and then part … View moreLosing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences we have to face. Here is what to do. 1. Accept the loss. 2. Acknowledge your emotions. 3. Learn new roles. 4. Invest your energy into a new life. Find an enduring connection with your loved one so that you can always remember them and then part with grief, obtain closure, move forward and start living again.

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