Takapuna, Auckland

15 hours ago

Who do you miss most during lockdown?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from North Shore Times

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
6 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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7 hours ago

Temporary Track Closures

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Unfortunately over the last few days, Council has had to temporarily close a number of bush tracks in our area that contain kauri trees. I'm not sure of the exact tracks that have been closed, but the following parks are affected:
* Eskdale Reserve Network (including Birkenhead Domain)
* Kauri… View more
Unfortunately over the last few days, Council has had to temporarily close a number of bush tracks in our area that contain kauri trees. I'm not sure of the exact tracks that have been closed, but the following parks are affected:
* Eskdale Reserve Network (including Birkenhead Domain)
* Kauri Glen Reserve/Cecil Eady Reserve
* Chelsea Estate Heritage Park
* Birkenhead War Memorial Park.
I've requested maps showing exactly which tracks have been closed and will make those public once I receive them.
It is really bad timing with everyone out for daily walks, however it was a necessary decision to protect kauri trees from dieback disease. Under Alert Level 4, no-one is allowed to fill the spray bottles for cleaning shoes, and no-one should be using tracks near kauri if they haven't sprayed their shoes, therefore the tracks have been temporarily closed. Tracks that have already had in-ground cleaning stations installed remain open.
I've heard that some of the tracks that have been closed do not contain kauri, which may be an error and I'm following up on those.

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8 hours ago

Northern Pathway - Westhaven to Akoranga Drive

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

A new design for the Westhaven to Akoranga Drive portion of the Northern Pathway (formally SkyPath and SeaPath) is now open for public feedback until Sunday 19 April. Due to the COVID-19 situation, NZTA are not holding any public sessions and instead all feedback is being collected online.
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A new design for the Westhaven to Akoranga Drive portion of the Northern Pathway (formally SkyPath and SeaPath) is now open for public feedback until Sunday 19 April. Due to the COVID-19 situation, NZTA are not holding any public sessions and instead all feedback is being collected online.
www.nzta.govt.nz...

Significant changes since the previous proposed design include:
* The connection at Princes Street (under the Harbour Bridge) has changed and it is now proposed that several houses and one pohutukawa tree are to be removed.
* The connection at Sulphur Beach Reserve has changed. There will be a connection into the carpark, but the route will no longer go through the carpark and under the motorway.
* A new bridge over the motorway is proposed to reach Stafford Park, avoiding the Northcote Point motorway off-ramp. The Tennyson Street underpass will also be upgraded.
* New bridges and underpasses are proposed to avoid the Onewa Rd off- and on-ramps, with a new spur to connect to the bottom of Onewa Road & Onepoto Domain.
* A new crossing at Akoranga Drive.

The online feedback form and further information can be found here:
www.nzta.govt.nz...
or email the NZTA project team at: northernpathway@nzta.govt.nz

3 days ago

Puzzle

Raghav from Glenfield

Lets see, who can solve this??

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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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8 days ago

Free Help

Edjeorgton from Glenfield

Just posting again as I don't know if I did it the right way at the first time.

Kia Ora Neighbours,

I would like to offer a FREE help/assessment/consultation/chat for those who can’t figure out how to implement an “work from home” situation/enviroument.

If you are an IT person you … View more
Just posting again as I don't know if I did it the right way at the first time.

Kia Ora Neighbours,

I would like to offer a FREE help/assessment/consultation/chat for those who can’t figure out how to implement an “work from home” situation/enviroument.

If you are an IT person you probably know what to do and how to do or if the company you work for already have a solution you are ok.

But if you are not a "tech person" and you have no clue what to do and/or how to even start, then ask for help, it will be a pleasure.

There are many options/solutions available for a home office and one of them would suit your needs.

As an ICT consultant I’m more than happy to help you to find one. On a quick chat we can cover the following optios if not all of them:

- Local Network (cable)
- Wireless Enviroument and Coverage
- Internet (itself)
- Telephony (land line or VoIP)
- Cloud, why and when?
- Security
- Hardwares ( Printers, Routers, Switches)
- Etc etc etc

Feel free to pm me, Get in touch, let’s get through it together.

Keep safe!

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1 day ago

FREE Advice on COVID-19 6-month Mortgage Holiday (Loan Deferment)

Susan from Devonport

Hi Neighbours, I'm working at home as an essential service provider/financial adviser to assist folks with their 6-Month Mortgage holiday. Our major bank plans have just been released. It's a free conversation and if I cannot assist, I can direct you to the appropriate channel. It's … View moreHi Neighbours, I'm working at home as an essential service provider/financial adviser to assist folks with their 6-Month Mortgage holiday. Our major bank plans have just been released. It's a free conversation and if I cannot assist, I can direct you to the appropriate channel. It's important to weigh up your options. www.nichemortgages.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Butter or no butter? Toasted or fresh?

David from adviceHQ

A recent survey at adviceHQ head office found that 75% prefer butter but only 25% prefer toasted. What do you prefer?

Photo by Jasmine Waheed on Unsplash

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1 day ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Takapuna

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

OPPORTUNITY LIKE NO OTHER! Be in to win

Ali Hellesoe - Ray White Glenfield

Here's something a little different🙊

#JustListed 14 Aeroview Drive, Beach Haven

With the recent success of our remote online auctions, the past couple of weeks & continued positive vibes in the marketplace, we will be marketing this retro home in coastal Beach Haven via a 10-Day … View more
Here's something a little different🙊

#JustListed 14 Aeroview Drive, Beach Haven

With the recent success of our remote online auctions, the past couple of weeks & continued positive vibes in the marketplace, we will be marketing this retro home in coastal Beach Haven via a 10-Day Auction campaign.

This solidly constructed home will be sold sight unseen & as is where is with tenants in place. Grow your portfolio or create your family's forever home.

We are set to be selling this property, so be in to win!

Call me Ali Hellesoe 027 424 2910

Remote online auction 👉Saturday 18th April 2020 @ 12pm

View virtually 👉rwglenfield.co.nz...

Watch our auctions live 👉rwglenfield.co.nz...

www.trademe.co.nz...

Negotiable

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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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