Kelston, Auckland

7 days ago

Let's look after each other

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourhoods can be a great source of support. Connect with each other through our Reach Out page, show kindness and compassion, and strengthen connections with your communities.

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.

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7 days ago

This Auckland business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Jay & Kusum from Orakei Superette. These local legends are finalists in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Jay & Kusum. Thanks for … View more
A huge congratulations to Jay & Kusum from Orakei Superette. These local legends are finalists in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Jay & Kusum. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Jane Macaulay from Orakei: "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!"
Vote for Jay & Kusum

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9 days ago

Domino's offering free pizzas to senior citizens during coronavirus self-isolation

Brian from New Lynn

New Zealanders nationwide will effectively have to stay at home from 11.59pm on Wednesday when the Covid-19 level four restrictions officially kick in. As of today, any senior citizen, over 70, that lives within a Domino’s delivery territory will be eligible for a meal delivered to their home for… View moreNew Zealanders nationwide will effectively have to stay at home from 11.59pm on Wednesday when the Covid-19 level four restrictions officially kick in. As of today, any senior citizen, over 70, that lives within a Domino’s delivery territory will be eligible for a meal delivered to their home for free. “Domino’s recognises that our older citizens are some of the most vulnerable in our society," says NZ General Manager Cameron Toomey. “After the Government’s announcement asking Kiwis to remain in their homes, we understand that those over 70 will be some of the most effected by Covid-19. The Meals for Seniors initiative allow those over the age of 70 to order one meal per week, per household. Domino’s is asking those who are eligible and want to order to call the dedicated ordering line 0800 292 000 and leave their name and phone number.
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8 days ago

And now the nasty games begin🏠😠

Fiona from Henderson

Can you actually believe this nastiness?
As the country prepares for a lockdown, property managers are telling tenants that they must pay rent or likely receive a 14-day notice.
The three shameful property managers named in the article are as follows:
Quinovic (Wellington) - no surprises Quinovic … View more
Can you actually believe this nastiness?
As the country prepares for a lockdown, property managers are telling tenants that they must pay rent or likely receive a 14-day notice.
The three shameful property managers named in the article are as follows:
Quinovic (Wellington) - no surprises Quinovic are involved.
Prestige Property Management Limited (Christchurch)
Propertyscouts (Hawke's Bay)
Surely, they could've resolved any issues before lockdown and not just as we are going into it.
Besides all of this, the legal time to give notice to vacate the premises for landlords is 90 days (Tennents is 21 days).
The minimum period for landlords is 42 days’ notice.
They cannot give notice for a fixed term tenancy.
This is absolutely disgraceful!😠
www.stuff.co.nz...

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7 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Murray Halberg Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.


Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.


Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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7 days ago

NZSFW Live!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Good news.
We have managed to go remote with our NZQA fulltime courses! NZSFWLive is our new online learning platform where our tutors live-stream their classes to students at home. The cookery students have been supplied with ingredients, and in some cases, bowls, trays, sieves and pots, so that… View more
Good news.
We have managed to go remote with our NZQA fulltime courses! NZSFWLive is our new online learning platform where our tutors live-stream their classes to students at home. The cookery students have been supplied with ingredients, and in some cases, bowls, trays, sieves and pots, so that they watch the demonstration and then prepare it themselves at home. They then upload a photo of what’s cooked. We are using Google Classrooms and Hangouts to connect.
Here is Chef Finn preparing a cheese soufflé. Click here for the recipe to have a go yourself.

During the #lockdown our premises will remain closed but you can contact us on admin@foodandwine.co.nz

8 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

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9 days ago

Kia kaha New Zealand.

The Team from Auckland Museum

It takes an extraordinary situation for Auckland Museum to close its doors to the public. However it has happened before.

In 1918, the Spanish Influenza had arrived on New Zealand's shores. In the Auckland Institute and Museum's 1918-1919 Annual Report, there is a very short reference to… View more
It takes an extraordinary situation for Auckland Museum to close its doors to the public. However it has happened before.

In 1918, the Spanish Influenza had arrived on New Zealand's shores. In the Auckland Institute and Museum's 1918-1919 Annual Report, there is a very short reference to the epidemic's affect on the Museum:

"The recent epidemic of influenza has greatly affected the attendance at the Museum. In the first place, it necessitated the closing of the Institution from November 3 to December 1, or nearly a full month, and after re-opening it was at least another month before the attendance became normal."

We too, will open again, and while it may take a while to get back to normal, we can get there together.

Let's unite against COVID-19. Kia kaha New Zealand. Stay at home, be calm and be kind. He waka eke noa.

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8 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

8 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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8 days ago

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!! 😃 Laundromats AND ATMs will stay open during lockdown. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

I got this text message from EZ Wash Laundromat this morning: "Dear customers, we have a great news from Newshub today, that self-service laundries can remain stay open during lockdown. So we will no longer provide drop off service until further notice after 4 weeks. We still open for self … View moreI got this text message from EZ Wash Laundromat this morning: "Dear customers, we have a great news from Newshub today, that self-service laundries can remain stay open during lockdown. So we will no longer provide drop off service until further notice after 4 weeks. We still open for self service only from 6am to midnight daily. Please bring your own coins or notes when you come to do your washing, as [our] eftpos machine is not available during these time. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please stay safe. From EZ Wash Laundromat."
I also got a call from someone at Phil Twyford's office this morning. 😃 He told me ATMs would remain open too, so that's another bit of good news. 😃

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