Okura, Auckland

7 hours ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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3 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

Memory Lane Stories

Steve from Albany

I remember Ponsonby as a 13 yr old , went to Ponsonby Primary School and after school would sit with the paperboy selling The Auckland Star newspaper outside the Gluepot pub. In those days we had trolley buses going along Ponsonby Road. After school I would also do a Marriotts Grocery shop delivery… View moreI remember Ponsonby as a 13 yr old , went to Ponsonby Primary School and after school would sit with the paperboy selling The Auckland Star newspaper outside the Gluepot pub. In those days we had trolley buses going along Ponsonby Road. After school I would also do a Marriotts Grocery shop delivery on one of those bikes with a huge basket on the front :-)

15 minutes ago

MH Awareness

Creighton from Northcross

Also to akld mayor

1 He Puna, by Carmel college Milford, under 25% rehab based on nih.gov

2 lock down are usually 6 months

3 most people are to upset being here to treat each other’s well
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Also to akld mayor

1 He Puna, by Carmel college Milford, under 25% rehab based on nih.gov

2 lock down are usually 6 months

3 most people are to upset being here to treat each other’s well

4 They have no significant improvement indicated

5 They wanted to double their service

*6 doctors have no seen intent for optimizing pharmaceutical therapy* and warned not to walk on their territory

4 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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1 hour ago

Are you using Zoom during the lockdown? You'll want to read this

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Rodney Times

Hi neighbours, Are you using Zoom or other video conferencing software during the lock down? Unfortunately, there have been several hacking incidents reported where trolls have joined strangers' Zoom meetings and streamed porn to the group or created other havoc. Luckily, you can change your … View moreHi neighbours, Are you using Zoom or other video conferencing software during the lock down? Unfortunately, there have been several hacking incidents reported where trolls have joined strangers' Zoom meetings and streamed porn to the group or created other havoc. Luckily, you can change your settings to prevent this from happening. Here's some more information about some of the risks of Zoom and other video calling software and a quick guide on how to change your settings to prevent hacks.

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1 hour ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale

Hi everyone we are currently running an April challenge month. We have 3 puzzles a day junior, intermediate and senior. Here are our puzzles to date. Have a go as a family and see how you get on. The answers will be put up next week.

7 hours ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Silverdale

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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8 hours ago

Friends with Tales - Lets all do our part

Lynda from Albany

Friends with Tales is helping animals across NZ find new Fur Ever homes. You can help too by liking and sharing our posts on facebook @friendswithtalesnz

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15 hours ago

Luxury Care Suites at The Sands

Oceania Healthcare

You’ll feel right at home in our luxury Care Suites at The Sands. Our spacious, well-appointed rooms are perfect for relaxing and enjoying some time to yourself, with your very own living area, kitchenette and ensuite.

Situated on the stunning shores of Browns Bay, our Care Suites offer … View more
You’ll feel right at home in our luxury Care Suites at The Sands. Our spacious, well-appointed rooms are perfect for relaxing and enjoying some time to yourself, with your very own living area, kitchenette and ensuite.

Situated on the stunning shores of Browns Bay, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home.

The Sands Care is located at 9 Bayview Road, Browns Bay, Auckland
Find out more

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15 hours ago

Northern Pathway: Westhaven to Akoranga

NZ Transport Agency

Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we … View more
Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we encourage you to go online for more information and to provide us with your feedback. We are continuing to progress this project as infrastructure will play a critical role in the economic recovery of New Zealand.

Visit: www.nzta.govt.nz/Northern-Pathway to read more about the updated design and complete the online survey.
Find out more

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1 day ago

👌🏻💖😊

Wendy from Browns Bay

Saw these lovely boards well walking along east coasts bays this evening!

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4 days ago

In case you need help...

Shawna from Albany

I am not rich, nor am I full of answers.

However if any residents, elderly or in need - residing on Wharf Rd or The Landing Albany require help during this lockdown period - please contact me.

Things like supermarket shopping, walking your dog, I don’t really know what I am offering here, other… View more
I am not rich, nor am I full of answers.

However if any residents, elderly or in need - residing on Wharf Rd or The Landing Albany require help during this lockdown period - please contact me.

Things like supermarket shopping, walking your dog, I don’t really know what I am offering here, other than a helping hand during a World first, a time we’ve not only not known before but won’t know for sure about for quite some time yet it seems.

I am virus free and will be suited up and masked when offering services.

Please contact me judgement and discrimination free, completely confidential.

It’s a time to stand as one and I would just like to help those that need it.

Stay home, stay safe.

3 days 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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6 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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