Henderson Valley, Auckland

1 hour ago

SkyCity fire update - traffic, road closures and bus disruptions

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:

TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising … View more
The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:

TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising Aucklanders to avoid unnecessary travel into the city centre," says Auckland Transport spokesperson John Nottage.
"If you can work from home or from a non-central location, or start work later in the day, we recommend you do so. More updates here.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Auckland Transport says detours are affecting the NX2 22A, 22N, 22R, 221X, 223X, 24B, 24R, 24W, 243X, 248X, 82, 802, 923, 75, 18, 151X, 171X, 172X, 195X, 209, 105, 106, 110, 125X, 129, 132, 132X, 133, 133X, 134 InnerLink and OuterLink bus services. There are also changes to bus stops.

-The SkyCity carpark was expected to open this morning and customers whose cars were stuck in the carpark on Tuesday night wouldn't be charged for the extra day.

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21 hours ago

Speed limit reductions decided today

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Speed reductions on around 700 Auckland roads will be decided this afternoon.

Some of the dangerous roads considered for the reductions include Dairy Flat Highway, Whitford Rd, Hobson St and Karangahape Rd.

People are divided on whether reductions should be enforced. What are your thoughts?

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22 hours ago

What's On: Avondale Light Party

Melissa from Avondale

A positive alternative to Halloween for kids up to 12yrs. 'Hollywood' theme. Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Games, Candy Floss, Lollies, Prizes & more... Door Entry $2. Cafe open for parents.
Avondale Light Party
  • Encounter Church
7 hours ago

Big Brand value at Godfreys Westgate

Godfreys Westgate

Hi neighbours, don't miss out on these special deals!

Clean like an expert and purchase high-quality vacuums at Godfreys, half-price deals and more!

Big brand value at Godfreys Westgate

Hoover heritage stick vac – was $249, now just $124.

Hurry offer ends 26 November 2019 or … View more
Hi neighbours, don't miss out on these special deals!

Clean like an expert and purchase high-quality vacuums at Godfreys, half-price deals and more!

Big brand value at Godfreys Westgate

Hoover heritage stick vac – was $249, now just $124.

Hurry offer ends 26 November 2019 or while stocks last.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Stucko or Plasterboard houses - Banks Won't Sell Your House (if selling) with Stuck O Around Your House

Matt from Henderson

Hi Neighbourly, I heard something from my family member which will shock people with Plasterboard houses or Stuck O!

Apparently, anyone now who has got Plasterboard or Stuck O houses, if you want to sell your house, the banks won't let you sell your house because of the Plasterboard or Stuck … View more
Hi Neighbourly, I heard something from my family member which will shock people with Plasterboard houses or Stuck O!

Apparently, anyone now who has got Plasterboard or Stuck O houses, if you want to sell your house, the banks won't let you sell your house because of the Plasterboard or Stuck O that is around and outside of your house. Not sure if this is New Zealand issue or maybe just Auckland, not sure on the exact details though.

The picture here is just an example of what a plasterboard or Stuck O is like.

Matt

Has anyone got further ideas or more in detail about Plasterboard houses and why banks can't sell with this material?

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14 hours ago

What's On: Vegan living public meeting

Mark from Titirangi

Join Amanda Sorenson and Dr Mark Craig from the vegan society in a discussion about the importance of a plant based diet in the modern world.free vegan cheese !
Vegan living public meeting
  • Papakura library
15 hours ago

Recipe: Turbot with Oyster & Hollandaise with Broad beans & peas (Foam of Pods)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Serves 4

Ingredients
350 g Turbot - Filet no skin or bones
4 Oysters - out of shell roughly chopped
1 Shallot - brunoises
1 Chives - finely cut
1 tsp Mayonnaise
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Serves 4

Ingredients
350 g Turbot - Filet no skin or bones
4 Oysters - out of shell roughly chopped
1 Shallot - brunoises
1 Chives - finely cut
1 tsp Mayonnaise
Pinch Lemon Zest

Hollandaise
2 Egg yolks
100 g Butter - clarified
1 tbsp Vinegar
Pinch Salt
Broad beans
Peas
Pea feathers

Foam
2 Shallots
100 ml White Wine
600 ml Chicken Stock
150 gr Peas
Bean pods
125 gr Butter per 500 ml liquid.

Process
Filling - Fish
Mix oyster, shallot, chives, mayo and zest. Put into pipping bag. Portion the fish into 90 gm pieces, preferably triangles. Cut a pocket into the pieces and fill with the oyster mix.

Hollandaise
Wisp a sabayon in a bain-marie with yolk, vinegar and salt. Add butter little by little while whipping. Season at the end.

Beans
Break the beans out of the pods by pushing it through the shell. Blanch the beans for 10 seconds and squeeze the inner bean out of the skin.

Foam
Sautee shallot in a large based pot. Deglaze with the wine, then add stock. Bring it to boil and add the peas and bean pods. Cook for 2 mins and strain. Spread the green stuff on the tray and cool it down. When cold, blend it all. Strain and season. Add 125 g butter per 500 ml.

At Service
Bake the fish at 80 degrees for 16 minutes.
Add the beans and peas to the hollandaise with a bit of fine cut chives.
Spoon the hollandaise in the base on a large serving bowl.
Put the fish on top and garnish with pea feathers.

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15 hours ago

Speed limit cuts become reality on nearly 700 roads

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Transport has brought in most of the 700 speed limits cuts it had proposed in rural and city and town centres. A new survey shows strong public support for the safety move. Do you back it ? Read the article below.

(Please type NFP if your comment is not for print)

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17 hours ago

What's On: Waitakere Ladies Choir Concert

Robyn from Glendene

to be held at the above address on Sunday 10th November @ 2pm. Guest artists, and afternoon tea provided. Entry $10 children free, new members would be very welcome
Waitakere Ladies Choir Concert
  • Te Atatu Union Church
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20 hours ago

What's On: Te Atatu Ladies Probus Club

Olwyn from Te Atatu South

Monthly morning meetings and Club trips too. This month Nina Kitson, NZ’s first female Police Undercover Officer, will speak about her involvement in Operation Rock. New members welcome. Join us.
Te Atatu Ladies Probus Club
  • St John Hall
21 hours ago

Last days to enter! Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year… View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close this Thursday 24th October 2019.

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1 day ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Henderson

Kowhai from Birkdale

This course offers an introduction to composting basics – bokashi, worm farming and cold composting. Cost: Free. Book online: https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-henderson/
Composting Workshop Henderson
  • MPHS HENDERSON
1 day ago

What's On: Bokashi DIY Workshop Avondale

Kowhai from Birkdale

This course offers an introduction to Bokashi composting. Cost: Free. Book online: https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/bokashi-diy-workshop-avondale/
Bokashi DIY Workshop Avondale
  • AVONDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE
1 day ago

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Deon from Ranui

Good Morning Neighbors

My Name is Deon Wallace and i run SANZLive Radio, a community radio station. This year we are again reaching out the the community to support our Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, this year in favour of families at Family Action West Auckland. I ask you to open your hearts and … View more
Good Morning Neighbors

My Name is Deon Wallace and i run SANZLive Radio, a community radio station. This year we are again reaching out the the community to support our Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, this year in favour of families at Family Action West Auckland. I ask you to open your hearts and hands for those less fortunate than ourselves.
support@sanzliveradio.com

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