Henderson Valley, Auckland

30 days ago

Hellebores, also known as Winter Roses, are one of our all-time favourite winter blooms

Kings Plant Barn Henderson

A small perennial with deep green leaves, Hellebores are perfect in shaded garden beds all year round – but Winter is when they really shine!

As we venture further into winter, Hellebores will start to burst into bloom, with dozens of delicate purple, pink or white flowers on each plant

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A small perennial with deep green leaves, Hellebores are perfect in shaded garden beds all year round – but Winter is when they really shine!

As we venture further into winter, Hellebores will start to burst into bloom, with dozens of delicate purple, pink or white flowers on each plant

Hellebores are also a great source of winter food for the bees in your garden – pretty and practical… the perfect combo

Grab yours instore or online now!

#hellebores #winterblooms #flowersfrommygarden

42 days ago

Look at this Carpet Repair!

Daniel Carter from Carpetworx

Check out this Amazing Carpet Repair Dan completed this week! If you any any work needed similar to this give us a call for a Free Quote!

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31 days ago

Our centres are fully operational.

NumberWorks'nWords Henderson

It’s an exciting time for the kids re-entering the classroom, socialising with friends and getting reacquainted with the teachers.
If you’re a little unsure about how the isolation period may have affected your child’s learning journey, we are here to help.
Our tutoring program is well … View more
It’s an exciting time for the kids re-entering the classroom, socialising with friends and getting reacquainted with the teachers.
If you’re a little unsure about how the isolation period may have affected your child’s learning journey, we are here to help.
Our tutoring program is well positioned to meet the needs of your 5 - 16 year old one question at a time so it's not overwhelming.
We offer catch up, extension and exam prep programs.

Give us a call today to have a chat with one of our experts.

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31 days ago

Certificate in New Zealand Wine

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Join us to learn about New Zealand wines online. NZQA Certificate in Wine Micro-Credential consists of 4 online interactive sessions, wine tastings and more delivered by Celia Hay.

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32 days ago

Why a higher rates rise is right for Auckland

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, We would all like to pay less for something - like a rates bill. But you get only what you pay for and the option of a 2.5 per cent rise instead of 3.5, brings risk. What do you think? Read the story below:

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33 days ago

covid-19 decisions.

David from Glen Eden

Papers and magazines used to be used to spread "news". These days there are few if any journalists who stick to that objective. Most of them use their privileged position for political advertising and some attempts are often quite puerile. Media platforms have become political ones and … View morePapers and magazines used to be used to spread "news". These days there are few if any journalists who stick to that objective. Most of them use their privileged position for political advertising and some attempts are often quite puerile. Media platforms have become political ones and the news is manipulated to support some political end. This week we read about moving to level 1. Out come the journalists with their criticism and political bias again. The criticism is all with hindsight, deliberately devoid of any deserved credit, and not in the least helpful to an all ready stressed public.
The decision to change levels will be based on worldwide experience, statistics derived from previous levels and the firm resolve to lower any chance of a second wave of infection. The level will be decided by input from dozens of mostly qualified people who know what they are about. That decision will of course take into account public opinion and effects on the economy. It is however NOTHING TO DO WITH AN UPCOMING ELECTION. To suggest otherwise is an insult to professional people and reflects on the dubious character of the accuser.
The PM Jacinda Ardern is in reality the messenger. I believe she does it very well.
It is quite likely, I also hope, that National would have been just as successful had the job been theirs with the same information to hand. Could they have have done it better? Maybe, but not without a higher level of risk.

32 days ago

Hello Fresh Discount $59.99 off

Charmaine from Swanson

Hi guys.. Follow the link to receive $50 off your order..
It’s so delicious


www.hellofresh.co.nz...

32 days ago

Swimming Lessons

Manager from Waterhole Swimming Centre Ltd

Waterhole is open for business and we are taking bookings for New Clients, please see our website for details.

swim through winter special.pdf Download View

41 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:

33 days ago

Paint it Green with Resene this June!

Resene

Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60ml testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers … View more
Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60ml testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers between 1-30 June 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.

Trees That Count are an environmental charity on a mission to plant millions more native trees throughout New Zealand. Trees That Count runs the country’s only marketplace which provides a place for anyone to fund or gift native trees. This support is matched with planters throughout the country who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.
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35 days ago

Those QR codes

David from Glen Eden

I've not seen a QR code displayed in a shop yet. We are asked to photo the QR code wherever we visit and all the shops and businesses are asked to diplay one. We should download the covid-19 tracer app to allow recording where we've been. I was surprised when I was asked "what's… View moreI've not seen a QR code displayed in a shop yet. We are asked to photo the QR code wherever we visit and all the shops and businesses are asked to diplay one. We should download the covid-19 tracer app to allow recording where we've been. I was surprised when I was asked "what's a QR code". See the picture example. That is what you need to point your camera at to use the app you will have installed. We should use it. Our cavalier attitude to covid-19 is not appropriate, it's inviting trouble. If just one infected person gets around it will be extremely useful for tracing where that person was a week or two ago and when they can't remember and who else may have been there the same time. Photographing the QR code gives our professional tracer teams the info they need only when they need it. Well, that's how I understand it and I will use it. Shops and businesses, please register a valid QR code and display it in prominent places for us to use. It takes seconds.

(Note, the example is not a valid code! It just looks like one)

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38 days ago

Interactive map shows where Auckland's new speed limits will be

Fiona from Henderson

Wow, my old neighbourhood is going to be 30km/h very soon.
That's going to put a crimp into the speed racers, that and those damn awful speed humps!
Maybe we should start looking for a horse or 2 along with grazing grounds & stables - all very eco friendly 😂😂
From June 30 there will … View more
Wow, my old neighbourhood is going to be 30km/h very soon.
That's going to put a crimp into the speed racers, that and those damn awful speed humps!
Maybe we should start looking for a horse or 2 along with grazing grounds & stables - all very eco friendly 😂😂
From June 30 there will be lower speed limits in Te Atatu South as well Auckland's CBD - most speed limits will go down from 50km/h to 30km/h.
Here is the interactive map: atgis.maps.arcgis.com...
Here is the original article: www.msn.com...

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42 days ago

The Story of Surfdale

The Team from Auckland Museum

Did you know that Surfdale in Waiheke Island received its name via a competition? The winner was awarded a section of land near the beach...

At 8 pence a day on top of a small deposit, a Surfdale section was also promoted as a sound investment – so close to downtown Auckland that “values must … View more
Did you know that Surfdale in Waiheke Island received its name via a competition? The winner was awarded a section of land near the beach...

At 8 pence a day on top of a small deposit, a Surfdale section was also promoted as a sound investment – so close to downtown Auckland that “values must go up and up and up”.

Well, they weren't wrong there.

Today, Waiheke Island brings to mind sunny vineyards and beachy weekend getaways. The image of Waiheke as an “island paradise” has its origins in 1920s marketing, but the island has long been desirable even as its character has changed over the past centuries.

As we go into the long weekend and begin to venture further afield again, why not have a read of how Waiheke came to be the place it is today, in this blog about its recent history by our Project Curator, Jane Groufsky.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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34 days ago

Living the dream

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

It's inspirational to meet a family that's taken the plunge to leave the rat race and establish themselves in the country. This couple not only managed to keep their jobs, but also build a stunning house on the Coromandel Peninsula that has caught the eye of NZIA judges.

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