Shelly Park, Auckland

16 hours ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. … View more
Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

5 hours ago

This degree changed my life!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Tohu Toi Tangata - Bachelor of Humanities

Meet Christina Nuku who graduated with majors in Indigenous Studies and Policy. Through Awanuiārangi, Christina experienced a 3-month exchange programme at the University of Northern British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She shares “the exchange… View more
Te Tohu Toi Tangata - Bachelor of Humanities

Meet Christina Nuku who graduated with majors in Indigenous Studies and Policy. Through Awanuiārangi, Christina experienced a 3-month exchange programme at the University of Northern British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She shares “the exchange connected me with the Nisga’a people, First Nations tribal systems, communities and hauora programmes. It informed my studies and opened my mind. It was a genuine privilege to connect with the tangata whenua there, and an opportunity I would never otherwise have had”

“The difference at Awanuiārangi is the whanaungatanga. Our kaiako cultivated a supportive and nurturing environment”.

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21 hours ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

5 days ago

How much should your council rates rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, With one week until Auckland Councillors decide this year's rates rise, and the size of the Covid-19 hit Emergency Budget, public feedback on rates is fairly evenly split. How much do you think your's should rise? Read the story below:

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5 days ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

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With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

To read more, click here.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.9% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.9% Complete
  • 14.2% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.2% Complete
  • 26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26% Complete
5507 votes
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19 hours ago

Pool Table

Erin from Cockle Bay

Hi I have a pool table that belonged to my Dad that I want to restore. I want to restore it for sentimental reasons. It is not a slate table and the sides are pretty much wrecked with water damage and need replacing. I am thinking maybe a cabinet maker may be the right person for the job? Any … View moreHi I have a pool table that belonged to my Dad that I want to restore. I want to restore it for sentimental reasons. It is not a slate table and the sides are pretty much wrecked with water damage and need replacing. I am thinking maybe a cabinet maker may be the right person for the job? Any suggestions. The felt on the top of table probably needs replacing as well.

26 days ago

'Carless' apartments looking for tenants

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

This is the changing face of housing in our suburbs as determined by Auckland's Unitary Plan. But this pioneering project in Sandringham is for renters, not buyers.

1 day ago

Paint it red with Resene for Red Nose Day!

Resene

Buy any red testpot from your local Resene owned ColorShop between 13-31 July 2020 and Resene will donate $1 to CureKids Red Nose Day!

The more red testpots you buy, the more will be donated! Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene red testpots (excludes metallics and wood stains).

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Buy any red testpot from your local Resene owned ColorShop between 13-31 July 2020 and Resene will donate $1 to CureKids Red Nose Day!

The more red testpots you buy, the more will be donated! Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene red testpots (excludes metallics and wood stains).

Help us make a difference to the health of kiwi children.
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1 day ago

Tilly’s kindness to animals

AMI Insurance

Tilly says kindness is when the community gets behind giving animals a second chance at life. To read more kindness stores visit our AMI Hub. Learn more

4 days ago

What's On: Dance Yourself Happy again!

Mari from Cockle Bay

Join in the casual uninstructed drop-in dance hour to the beats of electronica and hits from 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond. Great for fitness and health. FREE.
Dance Yourself Happy again!
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1 day ago

Moving sale, Display cabinets, sofa set, queen size bed, etc at bargin price

Jian from Howick

Please visit one of my listing (Listing #2688050961) on trademe for more details . Text me 0210344626 if you interested. Thanks Jim

Price: $300

1 day ago

Free Garden Plants

Lorraine from Northpark

Hi local folks!

Final (hopefully!)Garden reno going on at 8 Uldale Place, Northpark. There are loads of ligularias (tractor leaf plant) and NZ irises. They're stretched out along our street frontage.

Also some orange clivias.

I'll take the post down when the plants are all gone.

Happy… View more
Hi local folks!

Final (hopefully!)Garden reno going on at 8 Uldale Place, Northpark. There are loads of ligularias (tractor leaf plant) and NZ irises. They're stretched out along our street frontage.

Also some orange clivias.

I'll take the post down when the plants are all gone.

Happy gardening!

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4 days ago

Dunedin's coast: NZ's little slice of "Bali" is full of wildlife

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.

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5 days ago

Opening boarders to Australia

Elmarie from Flat Bush

I am not sure why it is such a big deal to open the boarders with Australia.
Please note I do not wish to insult any person / industry just want more information.

They still have loads of cases and it will mean that anyone coming from Australia will need to go into lock down for 2 weeks. This … View more
I am not sure why it is such a big deal to open the boarders with Australia.
Please note I do not wish to insult any person / industry just want more information.

They still have loads of cases and it will mean that anyone coming from Australia will need to go into lock down for 2 weeks. This will mean that most holiday makers will think twice of coming here as they will need 3 weeks to have 1 week of holiday. Going back will also be placed into lock down.
If we go there (I am not sure) but I believe they have a 2 week lock down period as well. They may waive it for NZ as we do seem to have the C-19 more or less under control.

So my logic (can be totally way off):-
1. Waste 2 to 4 weeks to have a holiday - getting only 4 weeks holiday in a year it is not a viable option.

2. Businesses will not have their key staff "waste" time by being not accessible. They will have virtual meetings as was done during L4 and L3.

3. Imports and exports can still continue as it has in the past 3 months.

They only industries that will really benefit is the 5 star hotels that have their facilities being used as quarantine facilities.

My family is going to Queenstown for the 1st time in 16 years as we know that it will be busy but NOT hectic as in normal holiday periods.

I feel for all the people involved in the hospitality, but do believe more locals will be visiting the beautiful places in NZ that they will not normally go too.

We are all really lucky to call NZ our home, lets support local

2 days ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

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2 days ago

Report a Problem

The Team from Auckland Council

Did you know you can report a problem with a park or community facility online?

Auckland Council has a smarter, more convenient way for you to report a property maintenance problem with our community assets and facilities such as community halls, beaches, reserves, parks and maunga.

All you … View more
Did you know you can report a problem with a park or community facility online?

Auckland Council has a smarter, more convenient way for you to report a property maintenance problem with our community assets and facilities such as community halls, beaches, reserves, parks and maunga.

All you need to do is visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-it or log in to myAUCKLAND.

You can also choose to track the progress of its resolution via text or email updates, or via myAuckland.
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