Flat Bush, Auckland

15 hours ago

Poll: Will you be using trains to get to work this morning?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Stuff

Hi Aucklanders. Auckland Transport suffered a 30 minute train suspension across the network due to a KiwiRail signalling fault yesterday. It was the second time in a week that trains were non-operational, network wide. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said the delays were "not good enough". He … View moreHi Aucklanders. Auckland Transport suffered a 30 minute train suspension across the network due to a KiwiRail signalling fault yesterday. It was the second time in a week that trains were non-operational, network wide. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said the delays were "not good enough". He asked KiwiRail if its infrastructure was fit for purpose. KiwiRail has promised an independent review into the recent signal faults.
Keep up-to-date with all traffic and transport delays with our live blog www.stuff.co.nz...
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Will you be using trains to get to work this morning?
  • 24.6% No - The network is becoming unreliable
    24.6% Complete
  • 16.9% Yes - Trains are faster than being stuck in traffic even if they're unreliable
    16.9% Complete
  • 2% Undecided - Tell us in the comments
    2% Complete
  • 56.5% No - I don't use trains
    56.5% Complete
301 votes
7 days ago

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Kev from Papatoetoe

Hi guys ...in a couple of weeks time my partner is moving to taupo ..I will live and work here till the end of the year ...I am currently residing in Papatoetoe...but will be moving out soon ..if anyone knows a cheap boarding house or room to rent kindly let me know please as I am short of time … View moreHi guys ...in a couple of weeks time my partner is moving to taupo ..I will live and work here till the end of the year ...I am currently residing in Papatoetoe...but will be moving out soon ..if anyone knows a cheap boarding house or room to rent kindly let me know please as I am short of time ..my name is kev...number is 0226212260....I would be very grateful...I am willing to pay upto 140 a week for a single room

7 hours ago

Take A Step Today For World Refugee Day 👟💛

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the … View more
Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the #StepWithRefugees campaign, where participants will collectively walk, run and cycle 1 billion miles - the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety, by adding your steps here: stepwithrefugees.org...

Another option is to volunteer with the New Zealand Red Cross as a Refugee Support Volunteer. Volunteers help families start again, while teaching them about New Zealand culture and connecting them with people from the community.

For anyone based in the Wairarapa, Masterton Neighbourhood Support has a programme called 'WeConnect' that matches new residents from diverse backgrounds including refugees to a local buddy. If you're interested in volunteering or supporting the programme in other ways you can email Masterton Neighbourhood Support Area Coordinator, Cathy Cameron, at: cathy@connectingcommunities.org.nz

un.org/en/events/refugeeday/

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9 hours ago

What's On: Collectors Toy & Model Fair

Margaret from Highland Park

Admission $6, school children free. Trains, planes, military memorabilia, diecast, dolls, teddy bears, scifi, toys, childrens books etc. Auckland Central Model Railway Club Phone Bob 09 5346702 Mob 021 2655753
Collectors Toy & Model Fair
  • Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
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10 hours ago

What's On: Matariki at Highland Park Library

Scott from Pakuranga

Highland Park is hosting five fun Matariki activities for tamariki (kids) and whānau (family), starting 28th June and running until 9th July. Details on the Highland Park webpage at www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz.
Matariki at Highland Park Library
  • Highland Park Library
12 hours ago

Because we all feel at home in the garden

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

For some, gardening in New Zealand - literally putting down roots - is a journey of a thousand miles (or more).

stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/112860083/home-is-where-the-garden-is

1 day ago

John Tamihere talks mistakes, Trump and what he'd do as Auckland Mayor

Nick Truebridge Reporter from Eastern Courier

John Tamihere arrives nearly 30 minutes late for our interview at Stuff's Auckland newsroom.

There is no apology. Nor is there a handshake when he leaves the building.

But this is Tamihere's style – he's unapologetic, he calls things exactly how he sees them and, at times, he … View more
John Tamihere arrives nearly 30 minutes late for our interview at Stuff's Auckland newsroom.

There is no apology. Nor is there a handshake when he leaves the building.

But this is Tamihere's style – he's unapologetic, he calls things exactly how he sees them and, at times, he will offend you.


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stuff.co.nz/auckland/113526550/meet-the-candidates-imperfect-auckland-mayoral-hopeful-john-tamihere-on-his-fiery-campaign

21 hours ago
21 hours ago

Open Days at Karaka Lifestyle Estate

Karaka Lifestyle Estate Retirement Village

Karaka Lifestyle Estate is a new independent-living retirement village in Drury. The first units will be ready for occupation this December. Karaka Lifestyle Estate features spacious homes, friendly community atmosphere and the management support you would expect of a top-quality retirement village… View moreKaraka Lifestyle Estate is a new independent-living retirement village in Drury. The first units will be ready for occupation this December. Karaka Lifestyle Estate features spacious homes, friendly community atmosphere and the management support you would expect of a top-quality retirement village but it comes with a key difference, at Karaka Lifestyle Estate you get the capital gain from the sale of your unit.

Karaka Lifestyle Estate could be for you if retaining your wealth is important to you, and you are looking for:

- Safe and secure retirement living
- A strong and lively social network
- The hassles of home maintenance taken care of
- A supportive environment, with an onsite manager

Come along to one of our open days to experience our beautiful Country Club, view plans of our village, and learn more about Karaka Lifestyle Estate.

When: 30th June and 1 st July, 10am to 4pm
Where: Karaka Lifestyle Estate, 333 Bremner Road, Karaka

Construction is occurring on the site, so for your safety please contact our salesperson Linda to book a visiting time.
Book a visit

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1 day ago

What's On: Scleroderma Support & Education Meeting

Ann from Birkenhead

Do you have Scleroderma, Raynaud’s, Lupus, Sjogren’s or similar autoimmune disease? This month’s meeting topic: Raynaud's & the latest in ulcer dressings. Friends & family welcome. sclerotrust@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/sclerotrust
Scleroderma Support & Education Meeting
  • Highbury House
2 days ago

Dance Yourself Happy

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Dancing is often considered a recreational activity and all too often overlooked for the positive physical, mental and social health qualities.
Hosted by Mari Pettersson, 'Dance Yourself Happy' is held every Thursday evening from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in the All Saints' Community Centre … View more
Dancing is often considered a recreational activity and all too often overlooked for the positive physical, mental and social health qualities.
Hosted by Mari Pettersson, 'Dance Yourself Happy' is held every Thursday evening from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in the All Saints' Community Centre at 30 Cook Street, Howick, Auckland.
You're provided with a great workout without the hassle of going to a gym or any equipment. You don't need any workout tools; you don't need any weights or machines or anything like that. All you need is yourself.

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1 day ago

What's On: Collectors Toy & Model Fair

Margaret from Highland Park

Admission $6, school children free. Trains, planes, military memorabilia, die-cast, dolls, teddy bears, scifi, toys, childrens books etc. Auckland Central Model Railway Club. Phone Bob 09 5346702 Mob 021 2655753.
Collectors Toy & Model Fair
  • Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
8 days ago

Wearable Arts Fashion Show - School Entries

Nicole Stanton from Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust Organisation

NEWS ALERT! ?

We've released the schools who have entered this year's Wearable Arts Fashion Show. 90% of the schools are from South & East Auckland!

Come and support tamariki as they strut the catwalk to show off their upcycled wearable art and spread important environmental … View more
NEWS ALERT! ?

We've released the schools who have entered this year's Wearable Arts Fashion Show. 90% of the schools are from South & East Auckland!

Come and support tamariki as they strut the catwalk to show off their upcycled wearable art and spread important environmental messages!
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? South Auckland Home School
? McCauley High School
? Beachlands Primary School
? Pukekohe Intermediate
? Greenmeadows Intermediate
? Somerville Intermediate
? Mission Heights Junior College
? Pointview Primary
? Hillpark School
? Botany Downs Secondary College
? Ormiston Junior College
? Howick College
? Epsom Normal Primary School
? Manurewa High School
? Rangitoto College
? Howick Intermediate
? Wakaranga Primary School
? Karaka School
? Conifer Grove School

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1 day ago

All trains suspended - have you been affected?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Update: Auckland Transport earlier advised all train services were suspended across the network due to sign failure. This signal failure has now been fixed and services are slowly returning to normal.

Scheduled buses are temporarily accepting purchased train tickets and AT HOP cards. … View more
Update: Auckland Transport earlier advised all train services were suspended across the network due to sign failure. This signal failure has now been fixed and services are slowly returning to normal.

Scheduled buses are temporarily accepting purchased train tickets and AT HOP cards. Read more here.

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you ever eat food past its best before date?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.

"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says … View more
In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.

"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says Nash, "and then meat sometimes a good month past its date. It didn't smell bad. Rinse it off, good to go."

It was all part of his year-long experiment to test the limits on food that had passed its expiration date.

To read more click here

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Do you ever eat food past its best before date?
  • 36.8% Yes, I often disregard the expiry dates
    36.8% Complete
  • 5.6% No, never. That's disgusting.
    5.6% Complete
  • 57.7% Occasionally. Depends on what it is.
    57.7% Complete
2106 votes
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