Mount Eden, Auckland

5 days ago

BOOK SWAP BOXES ARE A C-19 RISK

Rose from Grey Lynn

Please, on your walk today, DO NOT USE the community book swap boxes. They are a Coronavirus transmission risk. Our local libraries are closed for the same reason. I contacted Akl Council who say they are not administered by them. I spoke to the Govt Healthline and I reached out the Police to see … View morePlease, on your walk today, DO NOT USE the community book swap boxes. They are a Coronavirus transmission risk. Our local libraries are closed for the same reason. I contacted Akl Council who say they are not administered by them. I spoke to the Govt Healthline and I reached out the Police to see if they could assist by locating and putting signs on these boxes. I'm not sure what will happen... it's all too hard right now I guess, as these agencies are so busy, but please be mindful... DON'T TOUCH THE BOXES OR THE BOOKS! Don't swap your own books - or anything else! - with your neighbours either. Take care.

This photo shows the one between Garnet Rd Cafe and Westmere Primary School.

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6 days ago

Click and collect countdown stlukes

Sam and Mareah from Mount Roskill

Hi everyone this is my first time using click and collect just wondering if anyone knows do I need to wait in the line like everyone else to pick up my shopping or do I head straight to pick up? And where exactly are the lockers at stlukes countdown for click and collect located pls? Thanks so much

17 days ago

Coronavirus: Ministry surveys schools to prepare for closures

Andrea Neighbourly Lead from Eden Terrace

The Ministry of Education is surveying schools to find out whether they could cope with teaching online if they have to close their buildings due to coronavirus.
A newsletter sent to principals today says ministry staff will ring all schools over the next two days to check their capacity to cope.
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The Ministry of Education is surveying schools to find out whether they could cope with teaching online if they have to close their buildings due to coronavirus.
A newsletter sent to principals today says ministry staff will ring all schools over the next two days to check their capacity to cope.
"One of the things we are working on is what will be needed to ensure students are able to continue learning should their school or kura be closed for a period of time due to Covid-19," it says.
www.nzherald.co.nz...

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8 days ago

SORTED FOR NOW Volunteers Urgently needed - Red Cross Meals on Wheels Deliveries

Kim Neighbourly Lead from Mount Roskill

SORTED FOR NOW Volunteers needed urgently. Unfortunately many of the Red Cross Meals on Wheels driver volunteers are in the over 70 age group, and now unable to deliver meals to some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our community.
The Red Cross are looking for anyone who can donate … View more
SORTED FOR NOW Volunteers needed urgently. Unfortunately many of the Red Cross Meals on Wheels driver volunteers are in the over 70 age group, and now unable to deliver meals to some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our community.
The Red Cross are looking for anyone who can donate 1.5 hours on a regular basis (daily/weekly) whatever you can spare, to help cover the driver shortfall they are currently facing due to COVID-19.
Please if you can help contact Sue Rose at the Red Cross sue.rose@redcross.org.nz for full details.

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9 days ago

Thousands of kids could go hungry as schools close in coronavirus lockdown

Josephine Franks Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, children reliant on food provided at school face going hungry as schools close in the fight against coronavirus.

KidsCan feeds breakfast and lunch to 34,000 children every day and CEO Julie Chapman said the reality of lockdown is that some families will run out of food and … View more
Kia ora neighbours, children reliant on food provided at school face going hungry as schools close in the fight against coronavirus.

KidsCan feeds breakfast and lunch to 34,000 children every day and CEO Julie Chapman said the reality of lockdown is that some families will run out of food and find it difficult to get more.

Are you worried about how your family will cope with extra mouths to feed during the week?

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6 days ago

ASB Events Centre Car Park

Debbie from Epsom

I just saw on Stuff about a large number of camper vans, for people isolating, parked at the ASB events centre carpark. Does anyone know more about this - are they people self isolating after returning from overseas ? Or are they people who were already on holiday in NZ with no where else to go? … View moreI just saw on Stuff about a large number of camper vans, for people isolating, parked at the ASB events centre carpark. Does anyone know more about this - are they people self isolating after returning from overseas ? Or are they people who were already on holiday in NZ with no where else to go? Thanks

5 days ago

Let's thank our essential workers

Kim Neighbourly Lead from Mount Roskill

Show our gratitude to all the essential workers that are keeping the country going by risking themselves and continuing in their jobs ..... for us.

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5 days ago

Feeling claustrophobic?

Kim Neighbourly Lead from Mount Roskill

A little perspective for thought ......

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5 days ago

Free Yoga on Zoom

Nicci from Morningside

Hi I am a local Yoga instructor, I have been instructing FREE Yoga through Zoom (meeting app) classes daily. After trialling this week I have decided on 10:00am start, finishing at 11:00 daily 7 days. You do not need any previous yoga experience and it’s something the family can do together or … View moreHi I am a local Yoga instructor, I have been instructing FREE Yoga through Zoom (meeting app) classes daily. After trialling this week I have decided on 10:00am start, finishing at 11:00 daily 7 days. You do not need any previous yoga experience and it’s something the family can do together or you alone in a room. You don’t need a lot of space just 60min to work with breath, physical postures and a guided relaxation at the end of the class. See Zoom link below! You don’t need to down load the app or do anything other than simply connect through the link by clicking below a little prior to 10am and I’ll be there at 10:00. Looking forward to meeting some of you on the mat. Namaste Nicci



Nicci Gillies is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Free yoga 10am Daily on Zoom with Nicci Gillies Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime


Join Zoom Meeting us04web.zoom.us... Meeting ID: 996 951 212

5 days ago

The Story of Ella Cooke

The Team from Auckland Museum

In the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in … View moreIn the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in London, or maybe Paris.

The outbreak of war in July 1914 dashed all her plans. Rather than return home, Ella joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. The work was extremely difficult, and Ella described it in her letters as 'frightfully hard'.

The story of Ella Cooke, captured below in our Online Cenotaph, is one of ceaseless dedication to nursing the ill and ailing back to health. Her work is reflected in the remarkable efforts of New Zealand's doctors, nurses and healthcare staff, who are taking every measure to ensure the ongoing safety of New Zealanders. A huge thank you to these essential workers for the incredible job they do.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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9 days ago

Just to be clear ❤️

Kim Neighbourly Lead from Mount Roskill

Let's do this, and do it right, so that we can return to our lives in the shortest possible time. ❤️

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6 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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