31 days ago

Who's setting off fireworks tonight?! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’ฅ

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

โŒ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

๐Ÿ”ฅ 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from flammable items such as trees, grasses, gas tanks, and wood.

๐Ÿ’ฆ 3. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.

๐Ÿ‘ง 4. Children should never light fireworks themselves and need to be supervised closely at all times.

๐Ÿงฐ 5. Keep all unlit fireworks in a secure bag or container away from any source of fire until they are ready to be used.

๐Ÿ“ž 6. Be considerate and let neighbours know if you're planning to set off fireworks. Aim to finish at a reasonable time.

๐Ÿฑ 7. Keep pets comfortable and secure inside. The loud booms and flashing lights can easily scare them off.

๐Ÿฎ 8. Avoid lighting off fireworks around farm animals and be aware of any newborns or elderly neighbours who may also be affected. If possible, change locations to somewhere that minimises any disturbances.

๐ŸŒฟ 9. Be a tidy Kiwi and let's work together to keep New Zealand beautiful! Clean up any any rubbish and leave your spot better than you found it.

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1 minute ago

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

Kim Thompson from Kim Thompson - Team JEPC Ray White

Hello!
We would love to invite you to join us for a very special treat! Pop along to our gorgeous open home at 152A Paihia Rd, One Tree Hill this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12:30pm and be in the draw to WIN Raymond! Raymond is a flash scooter and comes with a full tank of gas, helmet (gotta be safe!) and lessons from Pete!
We will be drawing the winner on Monday, 16th December, so you won't want to miss out on this early Christmas pressie! Santa will be making a special guest appearance at our open homes this weekend too, so come and enjoy the festive cheer!
We look forward to seeing you there! :)
Cheers,
Kim, Team JEPC and Santa (of course ;)

1 minute ago

Recipe: Apples, Courgettes and Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Garlic Aioli

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Looking for the perfect Summer recipe?
This vibrant crunchy salad makes for a perfect side or healthy light lunch.

Ingredients
50 g Almonds
1 splash Vegetable oil
ยฝ tsp Flaky sea salt
ยฝ tsp Sugar
200 g Green beans, tips removed
2 Courgettes
1 Granny Smith apple
1 Lemon
2 cloves Garlic, crushed
ยฝ cup Mayonnaise
1 Spring onion, 2 if small

Read the full recipe on the link below.

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3 hours ago

Are you missing Lime and Wave e-scooters?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Hi neighbours, as you've probably heard and noticed, Lime and Wave e-scooters must be off the streets today. However, Flamingo is still operating its rental e-scooters in the eastern bays. Here's some more information about where you can find them.
Do you still use e-scooters? Are you missing Limes and Waves? Tell us in the comments.

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