Totara Vale, Auckland

3 days ago

Queen’s Birthday at Shorecare

Shorecare Urgent Care Smales Farm

Hi neighbours!

Just a reminder that Shorecare Northcross is still in full swing as your local testing centre for COVID-19. Make sure to phone ahead (021) 256 6321 to speak to our team so that we can book you a time to come and see us.

While Northcross is out of action for urgent care, Smales … View more
Hi neighbours!

Just a reminder that Shorecare Northcross is still in full swing as your local testing centre for COVID-19. Make sure to phone ahead (021) 256 6321 to speak to our team so that we can book you a time to come and see us.

While Northcross is out of action for urgent care, Smales Farm is open 24/7 for all of your ACC and medical urgent care needs.

You may be a bit nervous about venturing outside of your bubble but please be assured that we are taking every precaution so that you and your whānau remain safe.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Glass top coffee table - For sale

Michal from Milford

Glass top, black metal frame.
1.20cm long, 70cm wide & 43cm high. It has a couple of small chips on the edge of the glass, otherwise in good condition. Arrange to pick up, thank you.

Price: $30

3 days ago

NZ's secret treehouse escape

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Who knew this fairytale treehouse was just 10 minutes from Whangārei?

3 days ago

Sardine Pasta – with home-made croutons

Grant from Grant Haworth - Barfoot & Thompson

*Note this is a good base recipe. You can use it to create other dishes – simply swap out the sardines for salmon, or bacon or tuna or for vegetarian options use lentils or beans or similar Ingredients
Serves 2-4

Method
Using a bread knife slice a cup of old bread into small cubes.
Place the … View more
*Note this is a good base recipe. You can use it to create other dishes – simply swap out the sardines for salmon, or bacon or tuna or for vegetarian options use lentils or beans or similar Ingredients
Serves 2-4

Method
Using a bread knife slice a cup of old bread into small cubes.
Place the bread cubes into a frying pan with olive oil or butter and heat through on a low heat – the oil or butter needs to coat the cubes on each side.
Season with your choice of dry herbs & salt & pepper
The herbs I used were basil and dill but experiment & get creative, use other dry herbs and seasoning of your liking – Load in the flavour.
Once crispy – Transfer into a bowl and put aside

While you are cooking the croutons - Add water into a pot that is large enough to cook the pasta. Add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. Add the pasta and cook to just soft but firm (al dente)

While the pasta is cooking, add into the now seasoned frying pan 1 small diced onion, several cloves of chopped garlic, olive oil or butter and cook through.
Once cooked flavour with the same dry herbs (basil and dill) and any other seasoning of your choice.
Add in a portion or all of the sardines (including the sardine oil which is full of flavour)
Add hot sauce to taste and If you have any fresh herbs or spinach greens on hand stir them in – get creative.

Once the Pasta is cooked use a set of tongs to add the pasta to the ingredients in the frying pan. Then mix everything together using the tongs, coating the pasta in the sauce.

Serve into a bowl or plate , season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon or lime.
Sprinkle the croutons on top

Bon appetite – Enjoy

Grant Haworth – Barfoot & Thompson Milford

3 days ago

Barfoot & Thompson Magic of reading story book series

Grant from Grant Haworth - Barfoot & Thompson

We are excited to launch our Magic of Reading Story Book series where some of your favourite sports stars, like Olympic pole vaulter Eliza McCartney, will bring life to our young author books. The series celebrates our Magic of Reading programme, which gifts every child who spends a night in … View moreWe are excited to launch our Magic of Reading Story Book series where some of your favourite sports stars, like Olympic pole vaulter Eliza McCartney, will bring life to our young author books. The series celebrates our Magic of Reading programme, which gifts every child who spends a night in Starship Hospital their very own book. We have gifted 52,000 in 3 years and in total over 190,000 books in the past 16 years with help from Starship Foundation. Check the videos out here and keep your eyes peeled for more celebs to come - bit.ly.... NZ Olympic Team

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3 days ago

Free baby clothes

Anahi Neighbourly Lead from Unsworth Heights

Hi, I have a lot of baby clothes to give away, mostly for boy but there are a lot of white, yellow and red items so that could be suitable for a girl too. Age from 000 to about 2. All in very good condition. If you know of anyone who could need this, please let me know. Ideally a family in need. … View moreHi, I have a lot of baby clothes to give away, mostly for boy but there are a lot of white, yellow and red items so that could be suitable for a girl too. Age from 000 to about 2. All in very good condition. If you know of anyone who could need this, please let me know. Ideally a family in need. Thanks!

4 days ago

MacBook Pro Battery A1321 MC1118 (mid-2009 2010 Version)

Sole from Campbells Bay

Brand New, Premium Quality
, not made by Apple. with 6 months warranty.
Specification: Model no. APPLE A1321, Voltage: 10.95V, Capacity: 73wh
Condition: 100% Brand new
Type: Li-ion laptop battery
MacBook Pro 15 inch Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version)
It comes with special screw driver or we … View more
Brand New, Premium Quality
, not made by Apple. with 6 months warranty.
Specification: Model no. APPLE A1321, Voltage: 10.95V, Capacity: 73wh
Condition: 100% Brand new
Type: Li-ion laptop battery
MacBook Pro 15 inch Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version)
It comes with special screw driver or we can replace the battery for you.
If your laptop is running slow we can make it faster by upgrading your RAM and installing SSD, from $120.00
Call 027 244 1984 for any details!

Price: $90

4 days ago

Annual Budget

The Team from Auckland Council

The economic impact of COVID-19 means together we need to make some tough decisions about Auckland’s budget; like the rates we pay and what we spend our money on.

Auckland’s Emergency Budget proposal is now open for your feedback until midnight Friday 19 June. Click through to find out more … View more
The economic impact of COVID-19 means together we need to make some tough decisions about Auckland’s budget; like the rates we pay and what we spend our money on.

Auckland’s Emergency Budget proposal is now open for your feedback until midnight Friday 19 June. Click through to find out more or call 09 301 0101.
Have your say

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4 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Cost of Building a New Garage

Steven Ngov from Superior Renovations

This trend of having a garage is also reflected in the new builds in recent years with the majority having an internal garage. Today 87 percent of garages are internal (known as under main roof, or UMR in council parlance) in Auckland.

#superiorrenovations
superiorrenovations.co.nz...

5 days ago

Have your say on substantial cuts to Council services, projects and events

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Brace yourself. Substantial cuts to Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board services, projects and events ahead, plus an increase in asset sales, increase in debt, and a 3.5% or 2.5% rates rise.
For example, "A minimum reduction of 80-90% of planned 2020/2021 renewals for buildings, … View more
Brace yourself. Substantial cuts to Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board services, projects and events ahead, plus an increase in asset sales, increase in debt, and a 3.5% or 2.5% rates rise.
For example, "A minimum reduction of 80-90% of planned 2020/2021 renewals for buildings, playgrounds and open space. This level of reduction will mean a noticeable deterioration of community assets and a risk of closure of assets should they become a health and safety risk (example broken walkways, broken play equipment, leaking buildings with dampness or mould issues)."

Have your say on the proposed "Emergency Budget" for 2020/21 here: akhaveyoursay.nz/emergency-budget
Consultation is open until 19 June.

Download the PDF of the proposal: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

NZ Herald article: www.nzherald.co.nz...
Stuff article: www.stuff.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Update on Auckland Council Facilities in Kaipātiki

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Update on Auckland Council Facilities in Kaipātiki:
From next week, most council facilities will be open again. Birkenhead Pools, Birkdale Hall and Northcote War Memorial Hall are remaining closed for now, but Kaipātiki Local Board members are actively pushing to have them reopened as soon as … View more
Update on Auckland Council Facilities in Kaipātiki:
From next week, most council facilities will be open again. Birkenhead Pools, Birkdale Hall and Northcote War Memorial Hall are remaining closed for now, but Kaipātiki Local Board members are actively pushing to have them reopened as soon as possible.

Public Toilets: All are either open now or due to open soon.

Libraries:
* Northcote Library: Open now
* Birkenhead Library: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Glenfield Library: Open from Tuesday 2nd June

Leisure Centres:
* ActivZone: Open from Wednesday 3rd June
* Beach Haven Sports Centre: Open from Wednesday 3rd June
* Birkenhead Leisure Centre Fitness & Rock Climbing: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Birkenhead Leisure Centre Pools: Opening date to be confirmed
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Fitness: Open now
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Pools: Lane swimming open from Wednesday 3rd June (No leisure swimming, aqua group fitness, spa, sauna, showers)

Community Centres:
* Bayview Community Centre: Open now
* Beach Haven Community House: Open now
* Birkdale Community House: Open now
* Birkdale Hall: Opening date to be confirmed
* Glenfield Community Centre: Open now
* Highbury House: Open now
* NorthArt Gallery: Open now
* Northcote War Memorial Hall: Opening date to be confirmed

Council Service Centres (paying rates, enquiries):
* Birkenhead Council Service Centre: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Glenfield Council Service Centre: Opening date to be confirmed
* Kaipatiki Local Board Office and Boardroom: Opening date to be confirmed

Early Childhood Centres:
* Birkdale Kauri Kids: Open now
* Beach Haven Kauri Kids: Open now
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Kauri Kids: Open now

More info: ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

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5 days ago

Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave intersection, Glenfield

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave intersection, Glenfield:
Work is currently underway on the long-awaited safety upgrades to the Bentley Ave/Chartwell Avenue intersection. Work is due to be completed by the end of July, but could be earlier, depending on the weather.
The project includes a mountable … View more
Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave intersection, Glenfield:
Work is currently underway on the long-awaited safety upgrades to the Bentley Ave/Chartwell Avenue intersection. Work is due to be completed by the end of July, but could be earlier, depending on the weather.
The project includes a mountable roundabout island, the removal of the existing slip lane and construction of pedestrian refuge islands and raised zebra crossings.
This intersection has been identified as high risk with an existing crash pattern between vehicles travelling northbound along Chartwell Avenue and vehicles turning right into Bentley Avenue from the northern leg of Chartwell Avenue.
For more information on the design and responses from Auckland Transport to public feedback, see: at.govt.nz...

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