Kelston, Auckland

16 days ago

Face

Laurence from Henderson

Face mask 021836612

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17 days ago

Welcome to Stuff Cooks

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

Hi everyone - I am the food editor at Stuff and I will be posting recipes, kitchen hacks and weekly meal plan ideas on this page. If you have any recipes to share or questions, feel free to send me a message.
If you were one those who turned to baking to get through lockdown - and even if you … View more
Hi everyone - I am the food editor at Stuff and I will be posting recipes, kitchen hacks and weekly meal plan ideas on this page. If you have any recipes to share or questions, feel free to send me a message.
If you were one those who turned to baking to get through lockdown - and even if you weren't! - thought I'd kick off by sharing the two most popular recipes on Stuff during those seven weeks: pull-apart hot cross bun bread, a recipe from Nicola Galloway, and cheese straws, a recipe from Sam Mannering. Let me know what you cooked in lockdown too.

19 days ago

Coronavirus: Drive-in service for Auckland's Destiny Church at alert level 2

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Destiny Church is holding a drive-in service to stand for the "freedom and rights" of all New Zealanders, as traditional services remain off limits in Covid-19 alert level 2.

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17 days ago

Poll: Should you take your shoes off at the front door?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about this divisive household dilemma?

Is taking your shoes off in someone's home the right and hygienic thing to do, or do you see being asked to remove your shoes as a total imposition?

It's one of many home dilemmas we come across on Homed, along … View more
Hey neighbours, how do you feel about this divisive household dilemma?

Is taking your shoes off in someone's home the right and hygienic thing to do, or do you see being asked to remove your shoes as a total imposition?

It's one of many home dilemmas we come across on Homed, along with toilet paper over or under? cutlery up or down in the dishwasher? top sheet or no top sheet?, to name a few. Read more about the arguments for each and see how many people agree with you, here.

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Should you take your shoes off at the front door?
  • 73.4% Yes
    73.4% Complete
  • 2.8% No
    2.8% Complete
  • 23.7% Only in other people's homes if they ask
    23.7% Complete
497 votes
20 days ago

Simon Bridges pens open letter to Jacinda Ardern on behalf of faith communities

Brian from New Lynn

Extend the 10-person limit on religious gatherings to allow faith communities to gather in a "meaningful way", the leader of the Opposition has urged in a stern open letter to the Prime Minister.
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Dear Prime Minister,
I write to you on … View more
Extend the 10-person limit on religious gatherings to allow faith communities to gather in a "meaningful way", the leader of the Opposition has urged in a stern open letter to the Prime Minister.
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Dear Prime Minister,
I write to you on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who practice many different faiths and religions, who continue to be unable to gather in any meaningful way for worship this weekend because the COVID-19 restrictions your Government has chosen to keep in place limit the number of people who can attend religious services to 10.
New Zealanders of faith have understood the need to sacrifice their freedom of religion to gather for worship to support our fight against COVID-19.
People of all faiths have done their part, however they are now being told that despite our alert level being reduced they are still no longer able to meet for worship.
New Zealanders find it inconsistent that you allow large numbers of people at bars, restaurants or sporting events but continue to deny more than 10 people gathering for religious services.
It was right to increase the number of people who can attend funerals and tangi – it is right to do the same for our faith communities.
Religious institutions are in a better place than almost any other organisation that is allowed to host larger crowds, and are therefore able to ensure appropriate physical distancing and health precautions are taking place.
I strongly urge you to reconsider this limit so New Zealanders of faith can gather and worship this weekend and participate in what is one of the most defining aspects of their lives: expressing their faith through worship.

Yours sincerely,
Simon Bridges
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the National Party
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21 days ago

FLATMATES (+ Couples & Kids) WANTED AT TE ATAU SOUTH, WEST AUCKLAND.

Uriel from Te Atatu South

ONE DOUBLE & A SINGLE ROOMS with awesome sunshine are available now - Bills Inclusive. Rooms with double & single beds, wardrobe, both rooms have computer desks + swivel chairs, (small fridge/freezer - optional). Rooms & house fully furnished with equipped kitchen, sitting room, TV, … View moreONE DOUBLE & A SINGLE ROOMS with awesome sunshine are available now - Bills Inclusive. Rooms with double & single beds, wardrobe, both rooms have computer desks + swivel chairs, (small fridge/freezer - optional). Rooms & house fully furnished with equipped kitchen, sitting room, TV, WiFi, unlimited internet Broad Band, phone, various fruit trees, etc.
It's near major Te Atatu Road, buses on Flanshaw Road, trains in Henderson, Countdown, KFC, Wendy's, Caltex Petrol Station, shops, Dairy, fast-foods, shops, chemist, supermarket, motorway, etc. Adequate parking in & off the property. A Professional Chartered Engineer looking for male or female or couple or family flatmates to share such beautiful & wonderful home. No smoking.
Everyone (male, female & siblings) welcome Including couples with family who pay slightly more. Ideal flatmate: Clean, tidy, payment of rent promptly & ethnic diversified.

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19 days ago

Electric water heating rod

Krishna from Henderson

Hi, Does anyone know from which shop I can buy Electric water heating rod . Thanks.

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17 days ago

Winter Special on Kitchen Facelifts!

Kev from Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland

Hi Neighbours,

It's Kevin and the team here from Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland. We're running our WINTER PROMOTION for all kitchen makeovers..

Our amazing WINTER OFFER includes $1000 off the pre-tax price!!

Also, pay the deposit within 30 days of the quote and get all handles free to the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

It's Kevin and the team here from Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland. We're running our WINTER PROMOTION for all kitchen makeovers..

Our amazing WINTER OFFER includes $1000 off the pre-tax price!!

Also, pay the deposit within 30 days of the quote and get all handles free to the value of up to $1000 through our supplier at Archant.

Kitchen makeovers are a cost effective way of making use of the existing kitchen cabinetry and internal carcasses, not to mention a lot less hassle than building an entirely new kitchen

1.Replace kitchen doors, drawers & cupboards

2.Replace kitchen door handles and fittings

3.Install new, fitted kitchen worktops

4.Replace sinks and taps

5.Install new lighting

Kitchen Makeover Prices.

Small Kitchens - From $9,000 + GST

Medium Kitchens - From $12,500 + GST

Large Kitchens - From $15,000 + GST

We'd love to meet you and give you a quote. Inquire with us today!

17 days ago

NZ population has grown from 4m to 5m in 17 years

Brian from New Lynn

Nobody really knows who the five millionth person in New Zealand was - but there's a chance it could be Odette Olive Deane. The chubby-cheeked tot was born on March 10 this year, around the time Statistics NZ reckons the country's population ticked over to 5 million. Our population has … View moreNobody really knows who the five millionth person in New Zealand was - but there's a chance it could be Odette Olive Deane. The chubby-cheeked tot was born on March 10 this year, around the time Statistics NZ reckons the country's population ticked over to 5 million. Our population has grown from 4m to 5m in 17 years thanks to a combination of natural growth (births minus deaths) and net migration (arrivals minus departures). Stats NZ said today that - provisionally - the population reached 5m sometime in March. Mum Charlotte Deane, 26, said it was "crazy" to think her daughter could be New Zealand's 5 millionth person. Charlotte had gone into labour while having lunch at Burnham Military Camp, where her soldier husband Oliver is based. "I started feeling pains, like a rubber band flicking, and then it all happened." Oliver drove her to Christchurch Women's Hospital and was there for the birth of their "very big" 4.3kg baby, after just 2.5 hours of labour and one day after her due date. Stats NZ's population insights senior manager Brooke Theyers said the precise date when we hit 5 million also isn't available yet but it's estimated that at March 31 had a resident population of 5,002,100. Theyers said while the 5m mark could have been reached by a newborn baby, it was more likely to be a migrant arriving on a plane. The Covid-19 pandemic had caused unusual international travel and migration patterns in recent months, which had boosted net migration as more Kiwis arrived home from overseas, she said. Fewer people were also leaving the country.
Escalating numbers of Covid-19 cases in early March made Charlotte "a bit more paranoid" than normal preparing for birth, she told. "I was keeping track of where the infections were and I didn't really want to go into hospital. And after she was born I didn't want to go into confined spaces." But she had been reassured by research showing babies and children were less likely to catch the disease and likely to have milder symptoms. It's not all been easy. When Odette was just 2 weeks old the country went into lockdown, making the first weeks of maternity leave even more isolating than normal. She was only able to have one week of home midwife visits, and feeding the baby proved hard without outside help from a lactation consultant. But despite those first difficult weeks, Odette is thriving. "She was obviously a giant baby but they think she was born too big. She's just started losing a lot of weight so now she's very petite - we call her Dotty," Charlotte said. "She's very loved. She's had lots of kisses from her big brother [Walter, 20 months]. She goes a little bit crazy during the day but she sleeps really well at night.
Mid-lockdown, at just 4 weeks, Odette started smiling at them - and she hasn't stopped. "She's the most smiley baby I've ever seen."
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19 days ago

Fires at cell phone tower, power box in south Auckland investigated

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Another cell phone tower and a power box have been set alight in south Auckland - the latest in a string of attacks.

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19 days ago

Poll: Churches oppose lockdown restrictions

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Brian Tamaki's Destiny Church is holding a drive-in service, as traditional services remain off limits in Covid-19 alert level 2.

Should churches be allowed to hold services in Alert Level 2?

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Churches oppose lockdown restrictions
  • 19.4% Yes, religious services are important
    19.4% Complete
  • 80.6% No, health and safety comes first
    80.6% Complete
726 votes
18 days ago

Asset Sales

David from Glen Eden

Quote "WEL Networks Limited and Waipā Networks Limited have agreed to sell their shares in UFF Holdings Limited, the holding company for Hamilton-based fibre business Ultrafast Fibre Limited to an overseas company, First State Investments."
Here we go again, more NZ dollars exported … View more
Quote "WEL Networks Limited and Waipā Networks Limited have agreed to sell their shares in UFF Holdings Limited, the holding company for Hamilton-based fibre business Ultrafast Fibre Limited to an overseas company, First State Investments."
Here we go again, more NZ dollars exported overseas. Dollars that should be circulating here. It should be stopped.

18 days ago

Back your backyard

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

As we settle into life in Alert Level 2, we're excited to see a bit more of NZ. Join us as we showcase the best close-to-home travel experiences Aotearoa has to offer.

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