Onehunga, Auckland

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6 days ago

KIWISAVER-Lost Some due to Lockdown!!

Eugene from Ellerslie

Just got a call from a friend-over $8k lost off her Kiwisaver. She is not a happy lassy I tell you!!
I guess this is dependant on level of investments you setup for your Kiwisaver. I also asked her to NOT PANIC and change her portfolio as it will mean she will is accepting her loss as current. … View more
Just got a call from a friend-over $8k lost off her Kiwisaver. She is not a happy lassy I tell you!!
I guess this is dependant on level of investments you setup for your Kiwisaver. I also asked her to NOT PANIC and change her portfolio as it will mean she will is accepting her loss as current. Really tough thing for her but she will survive! Have you checked your Kiwisaver??

4 days ago

Finding our Alert Level 4 routine

New Zealand Government

This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to… View more
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.

Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.

Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.

We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.

Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.

Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
Read more now

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4 days ago

Temporary closure of service due to lock-down

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services Ltd

The staff at Textile Cleaning Services would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and hope you all keep safe over the next month.

We will be temporarily closing over this lock-down period, however you can still contact us through our website or by email to make a booking … View more
The staff at Textile Cleaning Services would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and hope you all keep safe over the next month.

We will be temporarily closing over this lock-down period, however you can still contact us through our website or by email to make a booking and we will service your requirements as soon as we re-open.

Thank you.
Find out more.

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13 days ago

No more trips to the library, rec centres or council facilities for 14 days

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council will close most of its community facilities for 14 days to prevent any spread of Coronavirus. How will that affect you, and what could alternatives be? Read the story below:

12 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand … View more
Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2020 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
“A very humble man who has been sponsoring any and every cause that has been requested for well over 40 years. He sponsors so many causes in and outside of the neighborhood, goes out of his way to get the meal to the hungry animals, works through the night to fill orders, even on public holidays he steps in and runs the factory single handed to allow his staff time off. He is well past retirement but dedicated to keeping hungry animals supplied with food. No order is too big or too small for his fantastic team.”

AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
“Part of our lives for so many years. They offer a great business, post centre, the BEST fresh flowers and fruit & veg. I have NEVER known them to take a holiday. Kind and genuinely caring people who add so much to our community. You could not find a better Local Business Hero!”

WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”

BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
“The owners, Tony & Julie, are great at communicating and continually ask their customers if they stock the products they want, and if they don’t, they then get it in. They have a very friendly manner and their Managers and Staff are all attentive. Thanks to Tony & Julie for choosing Pyes Pa, you have fitted in well.”

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
“The staff are friendly and helpful.Also the owners will order in whatever is required,if it is not currently on their shelves.”

TARANAKI: Down to Earth
“As well as a range of healthy tasty foodstuffs and quality herbal supplements, they also provide a range of products to help with sustainable living. They have recently introduced a "bring-you-own-container" refill facility for dishwasher, shampoo and other cleaners. However the best thing about this store is the excellent service. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly word, offers of help, etc. It is always a pleasure to shop here.”

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
“Margaret and Veejay go out of their way to make sure customers get the freshest fruit and veggies in town and if they don't have what you want will ring around to source it for you. Despite being robbed and stabbed in daylight, they were open for business as usual the next day. They are held in high esteem locally.”

WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
“This man got out of Viet Nam by himself when he was13, sailed on a boat and spent time in camps before coming to NZ. He could not speak english. He purchased a local dairy and over the years has totally transformed and enlarged it providing employment to a number of locals. He is the ultimate friendly shopkeeper.”

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
“They deliver my prescriptions to me as I’m often unable to get them. They always make sure nothing I'm prescribed interacts with anything and they always explain how to take my meds thoroughly to me, which is important as I've had a brain stem stroke and somedays my brain is scrambled. Cath is wonderful at dropping them off for me. They do a really important and medically serious job with kindness"

CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
“The Vege Shop on Stourbridge is just the best little local biz in town. Mark and his wife Des always have a smile and time for a yarn. We feel so fortunate to have them just around the corner. They are awesome!”

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
“John is fantastic!!! He does everything from carpet repairs to chimney sweeping and pest control. I have him listed in my phone as John Everything! He has a brilliant attitude and has even come on public holidays at short notice.”

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 11.2% NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
    11.2% Complete
  • 14.8% AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
    14.8% Complete
  • 7.5% WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
    7.5% Complete
  • 4.3% BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
    4.3% Complete
  • 6.3% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
    6.3% Complete
  • 4.8% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    4.8% Complete
  • 14.1% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
    14.1% Complete
  • 18.4% WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
    18.4% Complete
  • 4.2% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
    4.2% Complete
  • 11.9% CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
    11.9% Complete
  • 2.5% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
    2.5% Complete
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4 days ago

LOCK DOWN DAY 4-Hows Everyone Today?

Eugene from Ellerslie

Got up late-9amish
Met the sunshine
Feel like building
Building outdoor furniture
Still lots of people walking and no masks!!

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6 days ago

How can we help? Uniting Kiwis to Support

Rachel from One Tree Hill

Hi everyone! We’re building a community of people wanting to help in these crazy times, as well as a place where people or organisations can request help amidst all that is happening with Covid-19.

www.facebook.com...

Discussions are being had with numerous organisations to see how we can all … View more
Hi everyone! We’re building a community of people wanting to help in these crazy times, as well as a place where people or organisations can request help amidst all that is happening with Covid-19.

www.facebook.com...

Discussions are being had with numerous organisations to see how we can all band together and support them during this difficult time. The hope is that when the call comes, there will be a group of people willing to do what they can.

It would be great if you could join the group and share it far and wide so we can really unite and help those that need it most.

Be kind, stay safe, kia kaha xxx

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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

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7 days ago

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY TODAY

Eugene from Ellerslie

LOCKDOWN-DAY 1
I have been obedient so far. Staying inside and doing some overdue work. BUT BUT-how can you not be tempted to leave home and go outside and bath in a glorious sunny day. WOW Corona Lockdown Who??? Be Strong Eugene!!!

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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