Parnell, Auckland

15 hours ago

Who do you miss most during lockdown?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Hi neighbours, From grandparents to best friends, mums to grandchildren – Kiwis have opened up about who they miss the most two weeks into the coronavirus lockdown and shared messages for loved ones outside their bubbles in a touching video created by an Auckland-based production company. Who do … View moreHi neighbours, From grandparents to best friends, mums to grandchildren – Kiwis have opened up about who they miss the most two weeks into the coronavirus lockdown and shared messages for loved ones outside their bubbles in a touching video created by an Auckland-based production company. Who do you miss most during lockdown? Warning: The video in this story may make your eyes leak.

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1 day ago

Poll: Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?
  • 6.7% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need
    6.7% Complete
  • 84.2% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    84.2% Complete
  • 9.1% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    9.1% Complete
1406 votes
7 hours ago

Got the baking bug in your bubble?

The Team from Auckland Museum

We think you’ll love this New Zealand Hot Cross and Cold Cross Bun recipe from Aunt Daisy's Cookery Book of Approved Recipes, from our collection.

Maud Ruby Basham (30 August 1879 – 14 July 1963), professionally known as Aunt Daisy, was a well-loved New Zealand radio broadcaster. Her … View more
We think you’ll love this New Zealand Hot Cross and Cold Cross Bun recipe from Aunt Daisy's Cookery Book of Approved Recipes, from our collection.

Maud Ruby Basham (30 August 1879 – 14 July 1963), professionally known as Aunt Daisy, was a well-loved New Zealand radio broadcaster. Her 30-minute daily morning show ran from 1933 to 1963. Her role was primarily to promote household products and to boost morale during World War II. Try out this recipe and it might just boost your morale! Best served hot with lashings of butter…

Aunt Daisy’s full recipe and other activities for the Easter Weekend are over at our Auckland Museum at Home Hub!
Visit us online

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3 days ago

Where to find your favourite Hot Cross Buns in lockdown?

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Who loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling … View moreWho loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling adventurous why not make them.
My personal favourites are from Daily Bread. What's your favourite thing about Easter?

1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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14 hours ago

Easter Anagrams Quiz

Andrea Neighbourly Lead from Eden Terrace

Easter anagrams quiz – The following are anagrams of famous rabbits (and hares!) but can you identify which?

1. The Rump

2. Nubby Guns

3. Bribe Patter

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Easter anagrams quiz – The following are anagrams of famous rabbits (and hares!) but can you identify which?

1. The Rump

2. Nubby Guns

3. Bribe Patter

4. Okay Cherub

5. Hitter with Babe

6. Brat Briber

7. Teeny Sunbather

8. Riot Grabber

9. Very Ha

10. Heath Charmer

And Remember -
Be Safe
Be Kind

14 hours ago

Which Isolator Are You?

Andrea Neighbourly Lead from Eden Terrace

Which one/s of the nine isolators in this picture are you most like?
Be Safe
Be Kind

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1 day ago

HARD TO CRACK Can YOU spot the hidden easter egg?

Andrea Neighbourly Lead from Eden Terrace

If you love doing Easter Egg hunts, why not give this colourful brain teaser a shot.
Hidden among the bright tulips is an Easter egg that appears to have been dropped on the Easter bunny’s delivery.
You may need to look quite hard to spot the egg among the colourful flowers.

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8 days ago

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

Brittany Keogh Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Hi neighbours, Are you using Zoom or other video conferencing software during the lockdown? 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 lockdown? 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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4 days ago

Can you find the songs of the 80's?

Andrea from TempDirect

There are 30 of them - Good Luck!
Suggested by a player : please just one song per post - this means more people get to play and guess!

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22 hours ago

All Business Is Essential, Some More Essential Than Others

Andrea Neighbourly Lead from Eden Terrace

Meaning of essential:Extremely important or necessary
A request to the Essential Businesses still operating:
'If you have success, let others light their candles in it'.

Meaning of selected :Carefully choose as being the best or most suitable.
A message to the businesses that were … View more
Meaning of essential:Extremely important or necessary
A request to the Essential Businesses still operating:
'If you have success, let others light their candles in it'.

Meaning of selected :Carefully choose as being the best or most suitable.
A message to the businesses that were not selected as Essential and are currently closed:
'Don't forget you're human. It's OK to have a meltdown. Just don't unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where you're headed'.

When the Lockdown is over, will you support your local NZ businesses?
Now is the time to check which local businesses you can support when the time for recovery comes...

Be Safe
Be Kind

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22 hours ago

Kiwi Can during lockdown

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Over 22,000 kids around Aotearoa take part in Kiwi Can and we want to make sure that it's still accessible for our students.

Here's a sneak peek at what our Kiwi Can Leaders have been up to.

1 day ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Newmarket

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you … View more
Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

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

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.

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1 day ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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1 day ago

Look our for others

The Team from Auckland City District Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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