61 days ago

Food prices …

Markus from Blockhouse Bay

Food prices in New Zealand come as a shock to anyone coming from overseas. What gets me is that I can buy New Zealand Apples, Kiwis, Avocados for less in Germany than I have to pay here.

When the lockdown started the supermarkets here stopped their specials so as "not to encourage more panic buying". I'm pretty sure most people had the same thought: "Yeah, pull the other one …".

But given the difficult situation that most people find themselves in - why can't supermarkets simply reduce the price on essential items? Why not reduce the price on bread, milk, fruit, veges by 20%?

Maybe then I would have more respect for those running the NZ supermarket cartel claiming that they care …

More messages from your neighbours
6 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇️

5 days ago

Auckland's drought rings alarm bells - is anyone listening?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It might be raining but the record dry which is depleting Auckland's water supply is not going away in a hurry. Is it "just a dought?": Read the story below:

17 hours ago

Facebook launches 'Manage Activity' which allows users to delete old posts in bulk

Brian from New Lynn

Have you always wanted to delete old, embarrassing photos of yourself but haven't had the time to trawl through posts? Well, Facebook has your back. The social media giant has launched a new tool, Manage Activity, which allows users to get rid of unwanted posts in bulk. Manage Activity allows users to delete or archive posts from a range of dates or involving particular people, so people can easily say goodbye to their exes, high school years and drunk outings.
• Go to your Facebook profile then click on the ellipsis (three dots) under your name, then click on activity log.
• This will show you everything you have contributed to Facebook, including comments and reactions on other posts. Click on the Manage Activity link and then tap that you want to manage "Your Posts".
• From then you can filter posts. You can choose what kind of posts, such as check-ins, or photos. You can also filter the date range and the people who are tagged in them.
• Once you've selected some posts, you can choose to either "Archive" or "Trash" them.
The archive option hides them so only you can access them, but doesn't actually remove them from Facebook. The trash option puts them in a recycle bin for 30 days until they are permanently deleted. Unfortunately, users can't filter words by keyword for example, "drunk". But Facebook said it might add more in the future. In more bad news, people can't remove posts and photo made by others. The social media giant said in a statement that the new tool will "curate your presence on Facebook to more accurately reflect who you are today."
The tool launched on mobile from June 3 before moving to desktop at a later date. "We'll continue building new functionality for this tool to ensure it meets people's needs to manage their digital footprint on Facebook," the company said.