Laingholm, Auckland

4 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:

6 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇️

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6 hours ago

Mazda Proceed 1996 for $2300

Dorothea from Titirangi

I'm selling this car on behalf of my nephew who came to New Zealand for a work & travel holiday but had to return to Germany on short notice because of the Covid-19 lockdown...

The car is used, more thsn 20 years old and wasn't driven since the lockdown so expect some issues (however… View more
I'm selling this car on behalf of my nephew who came to New Zealand for a work & travel holiday but had to return to Germany on short notice because of the Covid-19 lockdown...

The car is used, more thsn 20 years old and wasn't driven since the lockdown so expect some issues (however the battery is newly replaced:-)).

The details are:

1996er Mazda Proceed
129482km
148hp
182nm torque
11l/100km fuel economy

Professional welding right front (invoice available)
New radiator at (122000km)
Pro rack roof rack
Original radio with aux
3 last Wof reports available

The car is based in West Auckland/Titirangi and viewings/test drives can be arranged in the evening or weekends.
Contact is 022 3092730.

Price: $2,300

7 hours ago

Facebook launches 'Manage Activity' which allows users to delete old posts in bulk

Brian from New Lynn

Have you always wanted to delete old, embarrassing photos of yourself but haven't had the time to trawl through posts? Well, Facebook has your back. The social media giant has launched a new tool, Manage Activity, which allows users to get rid of unwanted posts in bulk. Manage Activity allows … View moreHave you always wanted to delete old, embarrassing photos of yourself but haven't had the time to trawl through posts? Well, Facebook has your back. The social media giant has launched a new tool, Manage Activity, which allows users to get rid of unwanted posts in bulk. Manage Activity allows users to delete or archive posts from a range of dates or involving particular people, so people can easily say goodbye to their exes, high school years and drunk outings.
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• Go to your Facebook profile then click on the ellipsis (three dots) under your name, then click on activity log.
• This will show you everything you have contributed to Facebook, including comments and reactions on other posts. Click on the Manage Activity link and then tap that you want to manage "Your Posts".
• From then you can filter posts. You can choose what kind of posts, such as check-ins, or photos. You can also filter the date range and the people who are tagged in them.
• Once you've selected some posts, you can choose to either "Archive" or "Trash" them.
The archive option hides them so only you can access them, but doesn't actually remove them from Facebook. The trash option puts them in a recycle bin for 30 days until they are permanently deleted. Unfortunately, users can't filter words by keyword for example, "drunk". But Facebook said it might add more in the future. In more bad news, people can't remove posts and photo made by others. The social media giant said in a statement that the new tool will "curate your presence on Facebook to more accurately reflect who you are today."
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The tool launched on mobile from June 3 before moving to desktop at a later date. "We'll continue building new functionality for this tool to ensure it meets people's needs to manage their digital footprint on Facebook," the company said.
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14 hours ago

Capture the captivating winning shot

The Team from Auckland Museum

It was a pitch-black, two-second encounter with this amazing cephalopod that gave 14-year-old Aucklander, Cruz Erdmann an opportunity to capture the captivating winning shot of a bigfin squid illuminating the inky blackness of the ocean.

Cruz took out the Young Wildlife Photographer of the YearView more
It was a pitch-black, two-second encounter with this amazing cephalopod that gave 14-year-old Aucklander, Cruz Erdmann an opportunity to capture the captivating winning shot of a bigfin squid illuminating the inky blackness of the ocean.

Cruz took out the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year category, being chosen from nearly 50,000 entries from 92 counties, honoured by the longest-running nature photography exhibition in the world! We spoke to this young creative on his incredible achievement.

As the Museum is now open, come and see all of the stunning images from the exhibition, extended for a limited time.
Find out more

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16 hours ago

Breville Kitchen Whizz 11

Gloria from Glen Eden

www.trademe.co.nz...
ALSO FEEL FREE TO PM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED ($300). And will remove the listing.
Really need it gone, as its taking up space.
PS: I am happy with pay offs to. :)

1 day ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15… View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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4 days ago

Have you seen this colourful jumper?

Tori Tokalau Reporter from Auckland Stuff

George Shiers has been looking for his favorite jumper for more than two years, and he is longing for its return.

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1 day ago

What's On: Henderson Ladies Probus Club

Jill from Massey

Henderson Ladies Probus Club starting again on Friday 19th June 10am to midday. Kelston Community Centre. Friendship and fun. New members and guests welcome. Phone Jill 0212034779 for information.
Henderson Ladies Probus Club
  • Te Pae O Kura [Kelston Community Centre]
1 day ago

Eggs any way, anytime

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even… View more
During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even lower: the skillet was dumped on the table along with a pile of forks, a few side plates - maybe, a tea towel as a napkin for the 8-year-old with the large lockdown appetite and away we went.

Lazy egg suppers have hung around in Alert Level 2 - minus the dinner dregs and skillet table service, and with the addition of an actual recipe: Turkish eggs, spicy red shakshuka and spiced bread egg in a hole.

Eggs, dukkah and garlic fried spinach is another favourite combo in our house. What's your favourite?

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1 day ago

Sofa and Bed for sale

Pragna from Blockhouse Bay

Hi, posting on behalf of friend
Good condition sofa and bed for sale
Please refer to Trademe link for more information
Sofa - www.trademe.co.nz...
Bed - www.trademe.co.nz...


Contact - Vinny on 021988898 for viewing
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Hi, posting on behalf of friend
Good condition sofa and bed for sale
Please refer to Trademe link for more information
Sofa - www.trademe.co.nz...
Bed - www.trademe.co.nz...


Contact - Vinny on 021988898 for viewing


Thanks :)

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Blockhouse Bay Intermediate school uniform for girls

Pragna from Blockhouse Bay

Hi, I have Blockhouse Bay Intermediate school uniform for girls - size 12 & 14 & 1 pair of PE uniform too.
Anyone interested to buy please text me on 0272808074
It is in reasonable good condition.
$100 for all 3 pairs of uniform or make an reasonable offer
Thanks,
Pragna

Price: … View more
Hi, I have Blockhouse Bay Intermediate school uniform for girls - size 12 & 14 & 1 pair of PE uniform too.
Anyone interested to buy please text me on 0272808074
It is in reasonable good condition.
$100 for all 3 pairs of uniform or make an reasonable offer
Thanks,
Pragna

Price: negotiable

Negotiable

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2 days ago

Apprenticeship fees scrapped for all from July 1

Brian from New Lynn

The $320 million programme aims to stave off a sharp drop in training that occurred after the global financial crisis, when trainees plunged from 133,000 to 83,000. It will be funded out of a four-year, $1.6 billion package announced in last month's Budget, which also includes a further $412m … View moreThe $320 million programme aims to stave off a sharp drop in training that occurred after the global financial crisis, when trainees plunged from 133,000 to 83,000. It will be funded out of a four-year, $1.6 billion package announced in last month's Budget, which also includes a further $412m employer apprenticeship subsidy which has yet to be detailed. The Budget said the $320m fund for free trades training would be restricted to "courses linked to industry skills needs in building and construction, agriculture and manufacturing and also vocational courses like community health, counselling and care work". Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the free courses will now be extended to all apprentices in all industries. However, apprentices and trainees in targeted sectors will have compulsory student services fees and other compulsory course costs paid as well as their training fees.
The targeted sectors for the rest of this year are:
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• Primary industries, including agriculture, horticulture and viticulture, fisheries (including aquaculture) and forestry;
• Construction, including building, plumbing, and civil engineering;
• Community support, including youth work, care for elderly, counselling and community health, including mental health and addiction support;
• Manufacturing and mechanical engineering and technology;
• Electrical engineering; and
• Road transport (eg heavy vehicle operator).
"For 2021, we will refine these initial targeted areas to reflect the work that is under way across Government to better understand how industry workforce needs are being affected by Covid-19 and what skills will be needed to support the country's economic recovery," Hipkins said. The measures will apply to existing apprentices and trainees as well as new sign-ups, and will apply from July 1 this year until December 2022. Trainees will save up to $6780 for an NZ Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. The move comes just in time, as Statistics NZ said building consents for new dwellings in April dropped 17 per cent below the same month last year due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation chief executive Warwick Quinn said the drop could have forced employers to lay off up to 30 per cent of their apprentices without Government support. "At the moment our apprentice numbers are holding up, however we are not seeing the number of signups because of the large drop-off over the lockdown," he said. "We have quite a number waiting in the wings for the Government's announcement on free fees - several hundred waiting for that decision." He said some employers were ready to hire more apprentices with Government support. "I had a call from a pretty large contractor asking, 'Do you think there will be sufficient support that will provide me with enough to be able to employ someone fulltime so I can manage all of my apprentices? If I could afford to, I would take on another 30'," Quinn said. "My hope is that that is going to happen. They are quite a big commercial builder in Wellington."
Auckland builder Ross Faulkner, who has eight apprentices, said he intends to keep them all even though house-building projects he had lined up before the lockdown for an architect and two Air NZ staff have been put on hold because of the Covid-19 crisis. "Stress levels are rising, you might say," he said. "We have been able to juggle are expecting a few jobs to come through in the next week or two."
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