50 days ago

Maungarei/Mt Wellington fire caused by fireworks

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, a large fire on Maungarei seen from across the city on Tuesday night was "very likely" caused by fireworks, Fire and Emergency NZ said, adding that a group of about eight people had been seen acting suspicious in the area prior to the fire. The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is now calling for a total ban on the private sale of fireworks, given it has only been six months since Guy Fawkes night fireworks caused fires on Maungarei and Maungawhau/Mt Eden.
"Only a national ban on the sale of fireworks will prevent them being in the hands of people who continue to put the public and our ancestral heritage at risk," authority chair Paul Majurey said.

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7 hours ago

Join us for Queen’s Birthday!

Auckland Fish Market

Hi Neighbours,

Come down to Auckland Fish Market this long weekend.

With oceans of choice from our 7 delicious eateries and fishmonger, live music and big screen TV in our covered courtyard bar – there is something for everyone.

Satisfy your seafood cravings with big bold South American flavours of Mar & Tierra, deep-fried delights from Market Galley, delicious fresh Oysters at Billy Pot, modern Polynesian flavours at Ika Bowl or treat yourself to the best Lobster Rolls in town.

Open daily 11am – 8pm for brunch lunch and dinner - NO surcharge.

22 Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter.

See you there!
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1 day ago

Cafe sign telling staff to speak English 'may breach workers' rights'

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Circus Circus cafe has been criticised for telling employees to speak English at all times "out of respect for colleagues".

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14 hours ago

Finger Food!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

A special day in our Advanced Cookery students preparing mouthwatering finger food treats. Starting with Celia’s ever-best, fresh out of the oven, Salmon & Spinach Roulade, crispy fried carrot, celery and ricotta wontons, Oleksii, from Ukraine, holds a plate of the bllini with smoked salmon mousse topped with paprika, Yorkshire puddings with rare beef & horseradish cream and finally filo tartlets with chervil & coriander mousse.