Half Moon Bay, Auckland

10 days ago

What do you the people consider essential services?

Marie from Howick

Some staff members and their families are not happy that the businesses they work for will be staying open, torn between having to work with the obvious risks involved and keeping both themselves and their families safe and healthy.

9 days ago

Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown 2020 on East FM

Mari from Cockle Bay

It will be a long 4 lockdown weeks (minimum) for us all and we'll need all the distractions and positivity we can get – AND WE NEED DANCING! Let's dance together in our homes wherever in the world you are! Tune into 'Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown 2020 on East FM’ at … View moreIt will be a long 4 lockdown weeks (minimum) for us all and we'll need all the distractions and positivity we can get – AND WE NEED DANCING! Let's dance together in our homes wherever in the world you are! Tune into 'Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown 2020 on East FM’ at www.eastfm.nz... on Thursday at 7–8pm NZDT (Thu 26 March, 2 April, 9 April and 16 April).

💚🎵🕺💚🎵🕺💚🎵🕺💚

Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown 2020
Thu 26 March, 2 April, 9 April and 16 April
at 7–8pm (NZDT)
East FM 88.1FM / 107.1FM
Streaming online at www.eastfm.nz..., thanks to Howick Village Optometrists!

Thank you EAST FM 88.1 107.1 Auckland New Zealand for making this possible.

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8 days ago

We all need a closure to our grief

Kara Northcott from Heart In Diamond

It is sad not to be able to attend the funeral of a loved family member. We all need a closure to our grief. Order a diamond made of ashes and carry the memories with you.

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8 days ago

NZSFW Live!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Good news.
We have managed to go remote with our NZQA fulltime courses! NZSFWLive is our new online learning platform where our tutors live-stream their classes to students at home. The cookery students have been supplied with ingredients, and in some cases, bowls, trays, sieves and pots, so that… View more
Good news.
We have managed to go remote with our NZQA fulltime courses! NZSFWLive is our new online learning platform where our tutors live-stream their classes to students at home. The cookery students have been supplied with ingredients, and in some cases, bowls, trays, sieves and pots, so that they watch the demonstration and then prepare it themselves at home. They then upload a photo of what’s cooked. We are using Google Classrooms and Hangouts to connect.
Here is Chef Finn preparing a cheese soufflé. Click here for the recipe to have a go yourself.

During the #lockdown our premises will remain closed but you can contact us on admin@foodandwine.co.nz

11 days ago

HOMELESS - We are looking for a rental

Lee from Golflands

Hi all,
Some of you may have heard of our story through the grapevine or in social media. My family and I lost our home two weeks ago due to an electrical fault causing a fire which burnt everything we own and the house completely. Now with COVID-19 pandemic we are struggling to get viewings to … View more
Hi all,
Some of you may have heard of our story through the grapevine or in social media. My family and I lost our home two weeks ago due to an electrical fault causing a fire which burnt everything we own and the house completely. Now with COVID-19 pandemic we are struggling to get viewings to properties. Any help around this would be greatly appreciated. We are ideally looking for a 5 bedroom house (My wife and I, 3 girls and granny live together), or 4 bedroom and granny cottage/flat attached. We also have non shedding 2 outside dogs which are currently being looked after by our neighbours. Our child goes to Elim school in Botany, and Trinity Kindy in Howick, so looking to live around east Auckland. Can afford rent of $650 - $800 (at a push).
For more details or other ways to help:
givealittle.co.nz...
Thank you so much
Lee Boddington
leestuartcreations@gmail.com
0212153823

8 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Bruce McLaren Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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8 days ago

Driving Miss Daisy is an Essential Service

Janita from Driving Miss Daisy - Botany

During this period of self-isolation, Driving Miss Daisy Botany is operating as part of the essential services. Travel, is severely restricted under Covid-19 Alert 4. We are available for those working in essential services, for medical reasons and to get to the supermarket or pharmacy. Click on… View moreDuring this period of self-isolation, Driving Miss Daisy Botany is operating as part of the essential services. Travel, is severely restricted under Covid-19 Alert 4. We are available for those working in essential services, for medical reasons and to get to the supermarket or pharmacy. Click on READ MORE to be directed to Find your local Daisy.

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10 days ago

Street captain

Safin Neighbourly Lead from Pakuranga Heights

Dear Neighbours

I have agreed to be the Street Captain for alton terrace,pakuranga, to help connect our street in response to the developing COVID-19 situation.

With all of us in self-isolation and required to stay home and limit social interaction it is important we connect with each other so … View more
Dear Neighbours

I have agreed to be the Street Captain for alton terrace,pakuranga, to help connect our street in response to the developing COVID-19 situation.

With all of us in self-isolation and required to stay home and limit social interaction it is important we connect with each other so that neighbours can assist with any tasks which may become difficult like going to the supermarket or other tasks which need doing.

It is worthwhile to prepare while we can, and I am hoping we can set-up a street support group so that while we are in lock down we are able to provide support.

I will be doing a letterbox drop in the next day or two with my contact details should you need help. I will then set up a communication system so we can all keep in touch if we need help or we are able to help others.

Kind Regards
Safin

8 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

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10 days ago

Kia kaha New Zealand.

The Team from Auckland Museum

It takes an extraordinary situation for Auckland Museum to close its doors to the public. However it has happened before.

In 1918, the Spanish Influenza had arrived on New Zealand's shores. In the Auckland Institute and Museum's 1918-1919 Annual Report, there is a very short reference to… View more
It takes an extraordinary situation for Auckland Museum to close its doors to the public. However it has happened before.

In 1918, the Spanish Influenza had arrived on New Zealand's shores. In the Auckland Institute and Museum's 1918-1919 Annual Report, there is a very short reference to the epidemic's affect on the Museum:

"The recent epidemic of influenza has greatly affected the attendance at the Museum. In the first place, it necessitated the closing of the Institution from November 3 to December 1, or nearly a full month, and after re-opening it was at least another month before the attendance became normal."

We too, will open again, and while it may take a while to get back to normal, we can get there together.

Let's unite against COVID-19. Kia kaha New Zealand. Stay at home, be calm and be kind. He waka eke noa.

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12 days ago

Helping someone in need

Safin Neighbourly Lead from Pakuranga Heights

I have someone who really struggles on a daily basis. They microwave blew and was wondering if theres anyone who's will to donate one. Maybe someone has one sitting around. And I can pick it up for them.
If not then il buy one for them on my next pay day. But that's a week away

Thank … View more
I have someone who really struggles on a daily basis. They microwave blew and was wondering if theres anyone who's will to donate one. Maybe someone has one sitting around. And I can pick it up for them.
If not then il buy one for them on my next pay day. But that's a week away

Thank you
Regards
Safin

9 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

9 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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10 days ago

Stay at home

Natalie from Botany Downs

Thanks

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9 days ago

Any bike for sale?

Mao from Mellons Bay

Hi Neighbors,

As our children cannot go to school any more, I am thinking to buy a bike for my 10yo daughter.

Does anyone have a 20-24” bike for sale?

Thanks
Mao

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