Flat Bush, Auckland

15 hours ago

Who do you miss most during lockdown?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Eastern Courier

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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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?
  • 6.7% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need
    6.7% Complete
  • 84.2% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    84.2% Complete
  • 9.1% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    9.1% Complete
1406 votes
7 hours 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!
Visit us online

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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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14 hours ago

Hope Church Saturday Morning at 11am

Ole from Takanini

For hope and courage in a time of unrest and uncertainty, William Iererua presents a message for all Kiwis, especially when sickness brings your world to a standstill.
Tune in on Saturday morning at 11am to Hope Channel - Freeview Channel 27 and SKY Channel 204
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1 day ago

veg shop

Salima from Goodwood Heights

i went from Papatoetoe to manurewa and found only one very expensive shop open in manukau, near the event centre.  do you know of any other shop. yesterday 20 people were outside so I did not wait to go in. what a problem. what is happening to all the fruit and vegetable that grows in this country… View morei went from Papatoetoe to manurewa and found only one very expensive shop open in manukau, near the event centre.  do you know of any other shop. yesterday 20 people were outside so I did not wait to go in. what a problem. what is happening to all the fruit and vegetable that grows in this country if shops are closed.

20 hours ago

🐰🐰Happy Easter🐰🐰

Veterinarian from Pet Vets Papatoetoe

We hope you are keeping safe and well!
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Please remember that while we enjoy Easter eggs this long weekend, chocolate can be poisonous to our dogs and cats.
The smaller the pet, the darker the chocolate, the bigger the danger!
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We are open on Saturday (9 am to 1pm) but closed the … View more
We hope you are keeping safe and well!
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Please remember that while we enjoy Easter eggs this long weekend, chocolate can be poisonous to our dogs and cats.
The smaller the pet, the darker the chocolate, the bigger the danger!
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We are open on Saturday (9 am to 1pm) but closed the rest of the long weekend. Normal hours (8am to 6pm) resume from Tuesday.

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1 day ago

Missing German Shepherd

Sarah from Takanini

Anyone around the REDHILL/PAPAKURA area, if you know anything about the whereabouts or sightings of my son here, please let me know and there is also a reward if you find him
Or contact Ray at 0212318254 please🤦🏽‍♂️

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1 day ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Manukau

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 Counties Manukau 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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4 days ago

Birthdays during lockdown

Donna-Lee Biddle Reporter from Eastern Courier

Kia ora neighbours!

Are you doing anything unique to celebrate a birthday during lockdown and wouldn't mind chatting to me about it? Or perhaps you're having a post-lockdown celebration? Feel free to message me if so, would love to hear about it.

Cheers,

Donna-Lee

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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

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Manukau

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

Easter egg sightings in the neighbourhood

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

We wish all our CM Health whaanau a happy and safe Easter. One way to keep the tamariki busy is to help our Prime Minister create an Easter egg hunt for all the children in our CM Health rohe. All they have to do is colour it in or decorate it, and pop it in your window for other kids to find on … View moreWe wish all our CM Health whaanau a happy and safe Easter. One way to keep the tamariki busy is to help our Prime Minister create an Easter egg hunt for all the children in our CM Health rohe. All they have to do is colour it in or decorate it, and pop it in your window for other kids to find on their daily outing for exercise. If you don’t have a printer, go freestyle and draw your egg from scratch. The Prime Minister would love to see your creations so take a photo and email it to primeminister@parliament.govt.nz or share it on social media using the hashtag: #NZEggHunt

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