Mangere Bridge, Auckland

2 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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1 day ago

A simple guide for dog walkers during lockdown

The Team from Auckland Council

There are more than 100,000 registered dog owners in Auckland. That’s a lot of dogs that still need their daily walks to maintain their health and wellbeing. But what guidelines apply to dog walking during the lockdown period? Click on 'Read More' below to find out:

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7 days ago

Advice please neighbours

Sarah from Papatoetoe

Hi everyone,
I hope you all are doing well atm?
I’m hoping that someone might know how to get help with getting a food grant through winz I have no entitlements left on mymsd so I get referred to phone in for help but I’m getting cut off every time, it would be nice if winz could just … View more
Hi everyone,
I hope you all are doing well atm?
I’m hoping that someone might know how to get help with getting a food grant through winz I have no entitlements left on mymsd so I get referred to phone in for help but I’m getting cut off every time, it would be nice if winz could just automatically load $200 on our payment cards so we can do a good shop not of one product like some a doing but stock up on meats bread soap etc if anyone knows what to do please help.
Thank you all x

8 hours ago

Keeping home visits safe

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

You can rest assured that our nurses, midwives and other health professionals visiting you at home are taking all the necessary steps to keep you and your whaanau safe.
To find out more visit: www.countiesmanukau.health.nz...

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8 hours ago

Get the kids ready! mainly music starts soon!

The team from Hills Church

Online mainly music is starting on YouTube in five minutes: www.youtube.com...

Just a reminder -here are the props you might like to get ready for today:

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8 hours ago

Guitar and Keyboard Tuition

Campbell from Penrose

WE ARE OFFERING ONLINE LESSONS TO ALL PUPILS OF NZ MODERN SCHOOL OF MUSIC.

We sincerely hope all our pupils and their families, and teachers and their families are all stocked up with supplies and are ready to go into this unprecedented nation lock-down.



We have been feeling this coming. As … View more
WE ARE OFFERING ONLINE LESSONS TO ALL PUPILS OF NZ MODERN SCHOOL OF MUSIC.

We sincerely hope all our pupils and their families, and teachers and their families are all stocked up with supplies and are ready to go into this unprecedented nation lock-down.



We have been feeling this coming. As music teachers we have direct contact with children all the time, and have been taking all the necessary precautionary steps to keep pupils safe, but it is a relief that we are all going to keep ourselves at home to help the community stay safe. We hope the lock-down will bring the positive results and everyone come out of it safe and well.



We would like to let you know that most of our teachers are well-prepared and have started offering online lessons. It is easier than we thought, and great fun!



Here is one of such teachers. Campbell is offering guitar and beginner keyboard lessons from his home studio. To inquire, please email gail@modernmusic.co.nz or visit www.modernmusic.co.nz... (you can click on the CONTACT US button under our banner). Please do not call as we are unable to answer calls, as the office staff are working from home. Campbell is happy to receive direct calls too, his number is 021-156-0115



Stay safe and well everyone! Music will be great to keep you smiling at this difficult time.

5 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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17 hours ago

Northridge, enquire about a lifestyle here!

Northridge Estate

Welcome to a wonderful new residential community, selling now.

Nestled in the hills of South-East Auckland, Northridge will offer the perfect balance of country and city living. Enjoy a tranquil yet convenient location, with all your favourite amenities nearby.

Under construction right now … View more
Welcome to a wonderful new residential community, selling now.

Nestled in the hills of South-East Auckland, Northridge will offer the perfect balance of country and city living. Enjoy a tranquil yet convenient location, with all your favourite amenities nearby.

Under construction right now are some fantastic new homes, showing you the possibilities of a vibrant lifestyle here. Built for alfresco living using premium materials - come and see for yourself.

Lot sizes from 1,067m2
House & land packages from $1,325,000

Disclaimer: At this stage of the development, the information on this page is for reference only and may be subject to change.

Northridge, Truly living!

Call Bruce to discuss the latest buying options available: 022 1663 363.
(Enquire here)
Visit us online

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17 hours 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.
Learn more

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17 hours 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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3 days ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

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3 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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1 day ago

Growing an edible garden

Bruce McLaren 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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2 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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