Freemans Bay, Auckland

24 days ago

Win free driving lessons for your teen!

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

While your teenager has got some time at home, why not encourage them to study for their driver license and become a great kiwi driver! Register your teen on Drive App for all the information they need to know about the Learner License Programme. We also offer workshops to help you along the way. … View moreWhile your teenager has got some time at home, why not encourage them to study for their driver license and become a great kiwi driver! Register your teen on Drive App for all the information they need to know about the Learner License Programme. We also offer workshops to help you along the way. Learn more and take the quiz to be into win three free driving lessons.

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19 days ago

Our Essential Services Offer

Anne from More Than Skin Spa Beauty Wellness

At the beginning of Level 4 we wanted to do something to help. Not just at the end of the 4 - 6 weeks when we hoped to re-open. We wanted to have something available that we could send to our essential services to lift their spirits in the midst of some of the longest working days of their lives. … View moreAt the beginning of Level 4 we wanted to do something to help. Not just at the end of the 4 - 6 weeks when we hoped to re-open. We wanted to have something available that we could send to our essential services to lift their spirits in the midst of some of the longest working days of their lives. We set up the Essential Care initiative via our gift voucher page. A honesty based nomination that we are funding to say thank you. We also had a request to sponsor an essential care worker so this was made available as well. A shared cost between us and our community. So far we have sent out 56 digital vouchers for a one hour free treatment and 9 sponsored vouchers to be enjoyed at either at Albany or Howick locations. We can not wait to look after our local heroes. Read all about the offer via our blog. Stay safe xx

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23 days ago

Fisher Price 1980s childs tree house wanted

Tony from Grey Lynn

Does anyone have a 1980s Fisher Price tree house they want to sell.? (see image). I can pay freight if needed.

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31 days ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Anzac Day holiday is just around the corner. Remember all council kerbside collections will be collected a day later and will return to normal on Monday 4 May.

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20 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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20 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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20 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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20 days ago

Newsletter

Kelly McFarlane from Kelly McFarlane - Canine Behavioural Consultant

Here is my newsletter if you would like to check it out about canine behaviour.

21 days ago

Give this a 'like' if you visited the Gluepot!

The Team from Auckland Museum

This year New Zealand Music Month will be a little different. There will be no live gigs (in person at least) and no congregating in our favourite music venues to celebrate the wonder of local music together. These times will come again. But like many others, the music industry will be challenged … View moreThis year New Zealand Music Month will be a little different. There will be no live gigs (in person at least) and no congregating in our favourite music venues to celebrate the wonder of local music together. These times will come again. But like many others, the music industry will be challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact.

To show our support for New Zealand music we are sharing some of our favourite posters showcasing Auckland bands and iconic Auckland music venues. These posters offer a glimpse into Auckland’s anarchic, door-kicking punk and new-wave scenes that stomped their way into the city’s late 70s - early 80s musical landscape.

These posters also show how music venues changed and morphed over time, shedding their previous identities and inhabiting new ones. For example, the iconic Edinburgh Castle Hotel on the corner of Symonds Street and Newton Road has had many identities over its 160 years and for the briefest of moments, it was the “notorious” Liberty Stage.

New Zealand Music Month celebrates 20 years this year. For this, and plenty more NZ Music Month discoveries, take a look here.
See the posters

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23 days ago

Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Centre has re-opened to the public

The Team from Auckland Council

From Tuesday 5 May, Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Centre will be open to the public for limited services – Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am-4pm. If your visit is not urgent, please hold onto your waste until a later date as there are considerable delays and long queues.

When coming, … View more
From Tuesday 5 May, Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Centre will be open to the public for limited services – Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am-4pm. If your visit is not urgent, please hold onto your waste until a later date as there are considerable delays and long queues.

When coming, please remember:

• A face mask, gloves, and covered footwear must be worn. No entry without it.
• You must unload your own waste. Once on-site, please unload as quickly as you can.
• No more than two people per vehicle. No children.
• Contactless payment only. No cash.
• Hazardous waste, insulation dust, polystyrene, car batteries, fluorescent tubes, and asbestos are not accepted.
• Check Google Maps for live updates on wait times.
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Visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for more information.

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