Schnapper Rock, Auckland

1 day ago

Sister of missing French teen desperate for answers

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. It's been more than three weeks since 18-year-old French exchange student Eloi Jean Rolland disappeared.
He was last seen on CCTV at the Britomart Train Station early on March 7, where he caught a train to New Lynn. Phone data indicates he was in the Piha Rd area about 9.18am. … View more
Hi neighbours. It's been more than three weeks since 18-year-old French exchange student Eloi Jean Rolland disappeared.
He was last seen on CCTV at the Britomart Train Station early on March 7, where he caught a train to New Lynn. Phone data indicates he was in the Piha Rd area about 9.18am. This is where the trail stops.
Speaking from Paris, Rolland's sister Aurore told Stuff her family is desperate for an answer on his whereabouts.
"We have no insight. We are starting to lose hope to find him alive."
Police are keeping an "open mind" to what may have happened, but there is no information at this stage to suggest the matter is suspicious.
Anyone with information should phone Waitematā Police on 09 488 9764 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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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1 day 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 hour 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 :-)

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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10 hours ago

Boost your immunity with NuiBay sheep milk powder

NuiBay

Did you know that milk from sheep has more nutritional value than cow milk and goat milk? Sheep milk has been a staple in diets for centuries. In the past, sheep milk was consumed mostly by the wealthy, elite casts in Europe, and was commonly known as “God’s Breakfast”.

Gentle to digest … View more
Did you know that milk from sheep has more nutritional value than cow milk and goat milk? Sheep milk has been a staple in diets for centuries. In the past, sheep milk was consumed mostly by the wealthy, elite casts in Europe, and was commonly known as “God’s Breakfast”.

Gentle to digest and endowed with a great taste profile, sheep milk has double the protein and much more of the right kinds of fats, vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, while being lower in sodium.

If you are a health-conscious consumer looking for a natural dietary supplement, we highly recommend NuiBay sheep milk powder. Produced right here in New Zealand, it contains selenium which is essential nutrition for immunity. Sheep milk also contains all 10 essential amino acids – most of which the body cannot produce itself – making it a complete protein source.

● Ethical farming: Their sheep are free farmed on a single 342-hectare farm near Lake Taupo. The company only sources milk from New Zealand’s best sheep farmers.
● Pasture selection: NuiBay’s pastures are carefully chosen and cultivated to be naturally rich in red clover, essential for sheep to produce high protein milk.
● Effective collaboration: NuiBay works with farmers who are committed to their ethical values and the company uses the latest technology.
● Transparent supply chain: The whole supply chain, from grass-to-glass, is readily accessible and visible for all to see.

At NuiBay, they believe that a business is nothing if it does not give back to the community. This year Nuibay is the main official dairy product and one of the sponsors of Round The Bays 2020.
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10 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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10 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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22 hours ago

ProTrain Vibration Plate NEW

Cher from Hobsonville

Brand new. Only used for a very short span until I realised how much it activated my toe with screws in it.


This is the perfect way to maximize your home workouts

The ProTrain 180 Levels Vibration Platform helps to improve flexibility, balance and strength

Featuring a 200W dual drive-belt … View more
Brand new. Only used for a very short span until I realised how much it activated my toe with screws in it.


This is the perfect way to maximize your home workouts

The ProTrain 180 Levels Vibration Platform helps to improve flexibility, balance and strength

Featuring a 200W dual drive-belt motor to provide a stable and evenly distributed vibration

With speed levels and a range of programmes, activating an extremely rapid muscle contraction

Body Shaper 99 Levels

Dimensions (LDH): 68 x 39 x 14cm

Weight capacity: 150kg

99 speed levels and a range of pre-set programs

Time and speed display

150KG weight capacity

SAA approved

Voltage: 220V-240V

Frequency: 50HZ

Amplitude: 0-12mm

Power: 200W

Speed levels: 0 to 99 levels

Perfect for various exercise moves

Dual drive-belt motor for smooth oscillating vibrating motion

Pick up Hobsonville

Happy to leave on deck outside for pick up.
Provided you put the money in my account first.
Knowing how many of you may be going nutty with nothing to exercise with.

Price: $180

22 hours ago

Growing an edible garden

Bert Sutcliffe 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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1 day 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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1 day ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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