Mairangi Bay, Auckland

11 days 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

Boost your immunity with NuiBay sheep milk powder

NuiBay

Did you know that milk from sheep has more nutritional value than cow milk and goat milk? Sheep milk has been a staple in diets for centuries. In the past, sheep milk was consumed mostly by the wealthy, elite casts in Europe, and was commonly known as “God’s Breakfast”.

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Did you know that milk from sheep has more nutritional value than cow milk and goat milk? Sheep milk has been a staple in diets for centuries. In the past, sheep milk was consumed mostly by the wealthy, elite casts in Europe, and was commonly known as “God’s Breakfast”.

Gentle to digest and endowed with a great taste profile, sheep milk has double the protein and much more of the right kinds of fats, vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, while being lower in sodium.

If you are a health-conscious consumer looking for a natural dietary supplement, we highly recommend NuiBay sheep milk powder. Produced right here in New Zealand, it contains selenium which is essential nutrition for immunity. Sheep milk also contains all 10 essential amino acids – most of which the body cannot produce itself – making it a complete protein source.

● Ethical farming: Their sheep are free farmed on a single 342-hectare farm near Lake Taupo. The company only sources milk from New Zealand’s best sheep farmers.
● Pasture selection: NuiBay’s pastures are carefully chosen and cultivated to be naturally rich in red clover, essential for sheep to produce high protein milk.
● Effective collaboration: NuiBay works with farmers who are committed to their ethical values and the company uses the latest technology.
● Transparent supply chain: The whole supply chain, from grass-to-glass, is readily accessible and visible for all to see.

At NuiBay, they believe that a business is nothing if it does not give back to the community. This year Nuibay is the main official dairy product and one of the sponsors of Round The Bays 2020.
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7 days ago

Sunday Star-Times

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

In these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. Sunday Star Times provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain … View moreIn these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. Sunday Star Times provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as the situation evolves.

If you want to receive Sunday Star Times delivered to your home, you can visit Sunday Star-Times.

You can also sign up for Stuff’s Covid-19 newsletter here, so you get a daily update on the latest developments delivered straight to your email address.

Tell our editorial team what’s going on in your community - please send an email to newstips@stuff.co.nz.
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7 days ago

Reach out to those who need help

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need … View more
Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/reachout

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9 days ago

When social distancing makes things closer

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Social distancing is the new buzzword, but out in semi-rural areas the end result seems to be that people are "closer". Do you notice a greater enjoyment in random social greetings? Read the column below:

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7 days ago

STOP! Please don't flush that wet-wipe

Laura from Torbay - Long Bay

At the moment, everyone is understandably (and sensibly) making an extra effort to keep themselves, their homes and their workplaces clean and hygienic. However, Watercare has reported a huge increase in the number of wetwipes... Read more on page 28 bit.ly...

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8 days ago

Help! Our very friendly cockatiel is missing!

Leesa from Torbay - Long Bay

Hi everyone! Our beautiful and friendly Delta has flown away and was last seen around Danbury Road in Torbay. She can fly well so may be anywhere. We are in Weatherly Road in Torbay (near Geoffrey Road) so if everyone could please check their gardens and trees (she could be hiding in the … View moreHi everyone! Our beautiful and friendly Delta has flown away and was last seen around Danbury Road in Torbay. She can fly well so may be anywhere. We are in Weatherly Road in Torbay (near Geoffrey Road) so if everyone could please check their gardens and trees (she could be hiding in the branches) and let us know if you have seen her. If you do see her, she could come to you if you crook your finger and offer to scratch the back of her head. She is our "baby", so please help us to get her home. Thank you.

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9 days ago

White self contained small minivan today at Rothesay bay

Nic from Rothesay Bay

We are local and visit the beach as its within our small community and walking distance, today I was concerned, as there was a self contained, very small minivan parked for most of the day, with the owner spending all the time outside, sitting on benches, railings etc. There is no way that one … View moreWe are local and visit the beach as its within our small community and walking distance, today I was concerned, as there was a self contained, very small minivan parked for most of the day, with the owner spending all the time outside, sitting on benches, railings etc. There is no way that one could isolate in a vehicle of that size or have facilities to do so. I'm not judging the person, but the rules are clear in that people need to stay in the confines of their neighbourhood and home and that the mandate was the same for campervans. We do have a camper van also, so not dissing on that, but we live in Rothesay bay, in our home and our bubble and certainly would not be jumping in our camper to go anywhere. The concern is that people living in vans are not staying put in the one place that they were mandated to Wednesday last week, which is a big risk to everyone. I didn't have my phone so didn't get a rego, but I urge people to be careful and to keep an eye out, and also to not be sitting on park benches etc- this virus lives on surfaces. The government should be providing specific places for all people living in vans, campers, but like us all there should be no or limited mobility between anyone in any neighbourhood.

7 days ago

Growing an edible garden

William Sanders Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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8 days ago

A very important Covid-19 safety message from NZ police

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. … View more
Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. Please, stay home. Let's break the chain and save lives. If we follow the rules, we'll end this lockdown sooner. Let's slay this dragon, and get back to doing the things we love, like eating pies."
Click the link below to watch the video.

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8 days ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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