Hillcrest, Auckland

20 hours ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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7 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand … View more
Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2020 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
“A very humble man who has been sponsoring any and every cause that has been requested for well over 40 years. He sponsors so many causes in and outside of the neighborhood, goes out of his way to get the meal to the hungry animals, works through the night to fill orders, even on public holidays he steps in and runs the factory single handed to allow his staff time off. He is well past retirement but dedicated to keeping hungry animals supplied with food. No order is too big or too small for his fantastic team.”

AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
“Part of our lives for so many years. They offer a great business, post centre, the BEST fresh flowers and fruit & veg. I have NEVER known them to take a holiday. Kind and genuinely caring people who add so much to our community. You could not find a better Local Business Hero!”

WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”

BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
“The owners, Tony & Julie, are great at communicating and continually ask their customers if they stock the products they want, and if they don’t, they then get it in. They have a very friendly manner and their Managers and Staff are all attentive. Thanks to Tony & Julie for choosing Pyes Pa, you have fitted in well.”

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
“The staff are friendly and helpful.Also the owners will order in whatever is required,if it is not currently on their shelves.”

TARANAKI: Down to Earth
“As well as a range of healthy tasty foodstuffs and quality herbal supplements, they also provide a range of products to help with sustainable living. They have recently introduced a "bring-you-own-container" refill facility for dishwasher, shampoo and other cleaners. However the best thing about this store is the excellent service. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly word, offers of help, etc. It is always a pleasure to shop here.”

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
“Margaret and Veejay go out of their way to make sure customers get the freshest fruit and veggies in town and if they don't have what you want will ring around to source it for you. Despite being robbed and stabbed in daylight, they were open for business as usual the next day. They are held in high esteem locally.”

WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
“This man got out of Viet Nam by himself when he was13, sailed on a boat and spent time in camps before coming to NZ. He could not speak english. He purchased a local dairy and over the years has totally transformed and enlarged it providing employment to a number of locals. He is the ultimate friendly shopkeeper.”

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
“They deliver my prescriptions to me as I’m often unable to get them. They always make sure nothing I'm prescribed interacts with anything and they always explain how to take my meds thoroughly to me, which is important as I've had a brain stem stroke and somedays my brain is scrambled. Cath is wonderful at dropping them off for me. They do a really important and medically serious job with kindness"

CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
“The Vege Shop on Stourbridge is just the best little local biz in town. Mark and his wife Des always have a smile and time for a yarn. We feel so fortunate to have them just around the corner. They are awesome!”

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
“John is fantastic!!! He does everything from carpet repairs to chimney sweeping and pest control. I have him listed in my phone as John Everything! He has a brilliant attitude and has even come on public holidays at short notice.”

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 11.6% NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
    11.6% Complete
  • 13.8% AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
    13.8% Complete
  • 7.7% WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
    7.7% Complete
  • 4% BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
    4% Complete
  • 6.5% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
    6.5% Complete
  • 4.6% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    4.6% Complete
  • 14.7% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
    14.7% Complete
  • 18.9% WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
    18.9% Complete
  • 4% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
    4% Complete
  • 11.6% CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
    11.6% Complete
  • 2.6% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
    2.6% Complete
2576 votes
1 day ago
9 days ago

No more trips to the library, rec centres or council facilities for 14 days

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council will close most of its community facilities for 14 days to prevent any spread of Coronavirus. How will that affect you, and what could alternatives be? Read the story below:

14 hours ago

Lost Budgie

Michael from Glenfield

Hi everyone,

Lost our multicolored (white,yellow with sky blue) Budgie with both legs inserted to a makeup sponge to help with her splayed legs. She could easily though with the sponge on. If anyone see her, could you please let me know. It flew out after I accidentally hit the cage with my elbow … View more
Hi everyone,

Lost our multicolored (white,yellow with sky blue) Budgie with both legs inserted to a makeup sponge to help with her splayed legs. She could easily though with the sponge on. If anyone see her, could you please let me know. It flew out after I accidentally hit the cage with my elbow and knock down the bottom. We've searched down Eskdale bush but no luck. You may contact me at 02102205741. Thank you.

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12 days ago

Hope some can explained that

Karen from Birkdale

Can anyone understand the sentence -What it mean short power outage?Hope some can explained that.Thanks.

1 day ago

"CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY"

Dean from Glenfield

Merry Christmas
Don't think of this lock down as a 4 week prison sentence
Think of it as 28 Christmas days in a row
We have spent days panic buying for this event
All the shopping malls are now closed
And
Now we get to spend every waking moment with our closest family / and or friends
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Merry Christmas
Don't think of this lock down as a 4 week prison sentence
Think of it as 28 Christmas days in a row
We have spent days panic buying for this event
All the shopping malls are now closed
And
Now we get to spend every waking moment with our closest family / and or friends
"OHHHHH PLEASE MAKE IT STOP"

1 day ago

The Story of Ella Cooke

The Team from Auckland Museum

In the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in … View moreIn the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in London, or maybe Paris.

The outbreak of war in July 1914 dashed all her plans. Rather than return home, Ella joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. The work was extremely difficult, and Ella described it in her letters as 'frightfully hard'.

The story of Ella Cooke, captured below in our Online Cenotaph, is one of ceaseless dedication to nursing the ill and ailing back to health. Her work is reflected in the remarkable efforts of New Zealand's doctors, nurses and healthcare staff, who are taking every measure to ensure the ongoing safety of New Zealanders. A huge thank you to these essential workers for the incredible job they do.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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3 days ago

The Lock Down

Dean from Glenfield

ISN'T THIS LOCKDOWN GREAT
I remember that time I woke up in the morning and thought
What shall I do
I had breakfast and thought
what shall I do
I sat down in the lounge and though
what shall I do
I looked out the window and thought … View more
ISN'T THIS LOCKDOWN GREAT
I remember that time I woke up in the morning and thought
What shall I do
I had breakfast and thought
what shall I do
I sat down in the lounge and though
what shall I do
I looked out the window and thought
what shall I do
I walked out side and thought
what shall I do
I sat down and thought
what shall I do
I walked around the house and thought
what shall I do
I went inside and thought
what shall I do
I sat down in the lounge and though
what shall I do
I did some calculations
Saying 4 weeks seems such a long time
1 month sounds better
4 weeks is 28 Days
That's
672 hours
That's
40320 minutes
That's
2419200 seconds
And that's
2419200 000 000 000 nanoseconds
"ARRRRRRRRR PLEASE SOMEONE MAKE IT STOP"
"Anyways how's your day going?"

1 day ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Knitting wool needed

Linda from Northcote

We knit garments for Pregnancy Help and are nearly out of wool. Buying wool was low priority when preparing for lock down. If anyone has wool they no longer need I would love to come collect it. Willing to pay for some but a donation of wool would be very welcome :)

1 day ago

***Our centres are CLOSED in New Zealand***

NumberWorks'nWords Birkenhead

We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children … View more
We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children with the tuition they need to ensure their continued success.

NumberWorks’nWords would like to thank all our loyal families and hard-working staff for your support. Thank you for your understanding and adapting with us during this time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.

Keep an eye out for our April activities for you and your family.

Much love and kindness ❤️

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1 day ago

Selected Beaurepaires Stores Open During Lockdown

Beaurepaires Glenfield

Beaurepaires has selected stores open during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

We have implemented contactless servicing to ensure your safety if you do require out services.

To see which stores are open or to find out more information, please click the READ MORE button below.

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4 days ago

Waste collection services continue as usual

The Team from Auckland Council

Waste collection services update:
✅ Auckland’s kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections are considered essential services and will continue as usual.
🤧 Anyone with a food scraps bin should avoid placing tissues in them.
❌ From 6pm on 25 March, the transfer stations will … View more
Waste collection services update:
✅ Auckland’s kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections are considered essential services and will continue as usual.
🤧 Anyone with a food scraps bin should avoid placing tissues in them.
❌ From 6pm on 25 March, the transfer stations will be closed to the general public.
❌ Household on-property inorganics collections beginning 26 March onwards have been postponed for the lockdown period.

4 days ago

FREE- First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support©

Kim from Nature's Design For Life

I am proud to be part of the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Community Support Initiative – First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support© treatment bottle for free to support you emotionally through these challenging times.

First Light Flower Essences of New … View more
I am proud to be part of the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Community Support Initiative – First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support© treatment bottle for free to support you emotionally through these challenging times.

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are donating 100 bottles of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support© 10ml stock combination essence, which will enable approximately 7,000 Crisis Support© flower essence blends to be distributed by our dedicated team of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® registered practitioners at minimal cost or by donation across their communities.


First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support© is all purpose emotional emergency flower essence blend to support emotional stability and inner balance during a crisis, sudden change, disaster or unexpected situation.

Mother Nature has provided us with a truly remarkable gift in the form of pure vibrational medicines from the ancient forests of New Zealand. This gift is the range of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® - a fast-acting dynamic natural and non-intrusive means of working with the powers and intelligence of Nature to help restore and maintain wellbeing on all levels of our being, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

A small donation to cover my direct costs of making up these blends is welcome but not essential. (Oral Flower Essences that support emotional wellbeing, take 4 drops 3 times a day or more if needed).

Text me on 027 2904030 if you would like a blend made up for you. I truly can't recommend this more.
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