Henderson Valley, Auckland

45 days ago

Greedy Watercare🚿😒

Fiona from Henderson

Well, the May water bill has landed in our email.
Each month we analyse it to see where or if we can save money and/or water.
What we noticed this month was the last time we got an actual reading was way back in February. The following 3 months have been estimated.
All of the estimated readings … View more
Well, the May water bill has landed in our email.
Each month we analyse it to see where or if we can save money and/or water.
What we noticed this month was the last time we got an actual reading was way back in February. The following 3 months have been estimated.
All of the estimated readings were based from our summer usage, when we were watering our gardens.
So, my questions are, "At what point does our usage and payments level out? Will they be paying us for the month of June & July, especially as we have significantly been reducing our water usage over the last few months?"
I understand that lockdown was the reason for the first 2 months estimated readings, however May should've been an actual reading.
It really comes across as if Watercare are bleeding us financially dry, and all the while we are all doing our best to reduce and save.

21 days ago

Celebrate Success

NumberWorks'nWords Henderson

Children love being recognised for their efforts and achievements – and we love to give them that recognition. We celebrate your child’s maths and English achievements, big and small. Tutoring at NumberWorks’nWords is based on success. Each child feels more confident about themselves as a … View moreChildren love being recognised for their efforts and achievements – and we love to give them that recognition. We celebrate your child’s maths and English achievements, big and small. Tutoring at NumberWorks’nWords is based on success. Each child feels more confident about themselves as a learner when they experience success. Tutors provide positive interaction, certificates are awarded and centre-wide celebration is given when students move up a level. You may have been in the centre and heard the clapping and cheering when this happens. It’s so rewarding to see the smiles on the children’s faces and how proud they are of their achievements.

21 days ago

Impress your neighbours with this garden feature

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

A simple yet stylish herb planter that uses four differently sized terracotta pots and a selection of cool Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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26 days ago

Have you been to Haast?

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

A journey to New Zealand's most remote town reveals some remarkable landscapes. Would you go?

22 days ago

Are you subscribing to get our free gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we prune raspberries and brambles. It’s time to get garlic in the ground, grow broad beans (even if you loathe them), raise native trees and shrubs from seed, propagate shrubs by layering and sow onions direct or in trays.

Plus Hilton Carter’s guide to pets vs indoor … View more
In this week’s issue we prune raspberries and brambles. It’s time to get garlic in the ground, grow broad beans (even if you loathe them), raise native trees and shrubs from seed, propagate shrubs by layering and sow onions direct or in trays.

Plus Hilton Carter’s guide to pets vs indoor plants from his book Wild Interiors. Enter NZ Gardener’s Houseplant Heroes competition and be in to win Vegan Fertiliser from Yates and NZ Gardener’s Pruning Made Easy.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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23 days ago

Rare opportunity to buy into Alan Turing apartment building in Grey Lynn

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

The owner of a 1.5-bedroom apartment on the third and top residential floor of the Turing building, developed in 2014, is cashing out to try to cash into her "villa dream" in the suburb. The 27 apartment owners share a rooftop deck with panoramic views of Auckland City, the western bays, … View moreThe owner of a 1.5-bedroom apartment on the third and top residential floor of the Turing building, developed in 2014, is cashing out to try to cash into her "villa dream" in the suburb. The 27 apartment owners share a rooftop deck with panoramic views of Auckland City, the western bays, Waitakere Ranges and North Shore. To read more click here.

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25 days ago

Auckland drought: Can you shower in 4 minutes?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

The Government wants Aucklanders to save 20L of water a day. But what does that mean at your house?

Buying efficient appliances and fixing one-off leaks can make huge water savings, but so can small changes to daily habits. If every Aucklander showered in four minutes, we'd save 80 million … View more
The Government wants Aucklanders to save 20L of water a day. But what does that mean at your house?

Buying efficient appliances and fixing one-off leaks can make huge water savings, but so can small changes to daily habits. If every Aucklander showered in four minutes, we'd save 80 million litres of water a day.

Check out the full list of ways to cut down your water use here.

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22 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Waikanae Beach Four Square!

Prospa

Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for … View more
Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Tran operates Four Square Waikanae Beach and is hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeeper” by his customers. Now Tran has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Tran is a proud winner of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quotes - "Quoc Tan of Waikanae Beach Kapiti coast.
An exceptional guy who has worked very hard (& his wife too) since arriving in NZ from Vietnam. They operate a hugely friendly & now smartly updated Four Square superette. A very necessary & important store at Waikanae Beach."

"Quoc and his family are an integral part of our community"

"Quoc Tan - he represents all that embodies the very core of the reason NZ is proud to call itself an all-embracing, multi-cultural melting pot"
Find out more

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22 days ago

We’re here!

Nido

Hello Westies!

After 19 months of construction, the big blue building, Nido is finally (half) open!

Our founder, Vinod Kumar has been a retailer in West Auckland for over 30 years.

Nido is so proud to have made its home in the West. Vinod has already seen and met so many of you in the … View more
Hello Westies!

After 19 months of construction, the big blue building, Nido is finally (half) open!

Our founder, Vinod Kumar has been a retailer in West Auckland for over 30 years.

Nido is so proud to have made its home in the West. Vinod has already seen and met so many of you in the store and we thank you for your support.

Nido is New Zealand’s largest retail store providing Kiwis all they need for their home.

Currently, only Stage 1 is open where you will find homewares, bedding, kitchenware, accessories and more. Stage 2 will boast 100 showrooms of furniture, a cafeteria and even a house!
Visit now

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25 days ago

Art, in one form or another.

David from Glen Eden

Only recently have I been encouraged to display my Father's handiwork. As an accomplished artist he used his talents to paint family or personal events on envelopes that were posted with news to the family whilst he was away. He was away a lot. There are over 50 of them and all went through … View moreOnly recently have I been encouraged to display my Father's handiwork. As an accomplished artist he used his talents to paint family or personal events on envelopes that were posted with news to the family whilst he was away. He was away a lot. There are over 50 of them and all went through the post with never one lost. The earliest dates visible on the post mark are 1938 shortly after I was born, some may have been earlier! The watercolour envelope paintings are in cartoon form and reflect his own or family activity over the years. He was a musician and played piano, violin, and tenor saxophone. He spoke French and Italian, and his profession was architect. So far many people have enjoyed seeing them. A couple only of examples are here but see
www.zl1bjq.co.nz...

22 days ago

Next Glen Eden Probus club meeting

Barrie Lee from The Combined Probus Club of Glen Eden

We welcome all visitors to our next meeting Friday 26 June 2020, Ph Brian (09) 838 5857

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25 days ago

Should Council contract cleaners wait longer for Living Wage?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Hundreds of low-paid cleaners and security staff who work at council-facilities, but through contractors, had hoped they would be paid the Living Wage this year. Should Council budget cuts delay that? Read the story below:

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