Wai O Taiki Bay, Auckland

1 hour ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
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2 days 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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12 hours ago

BBC Reports that Hilda Churcill 108 has passed away

Matt from St Heliers

As the BBC reports Hilda lived through the Spanish Flu of 100 Years ago when the world faced a pandemic. Here is a video link to how bad it can get if we do not manage this. Please note that in line with Neighbourly guidelines I encourage all our members to refer to covid19.govt.nz... for official… View moreAs the BBC reports Hilda lived through the Spanish Flu of 100 Years ago when the world faced a pandemic. Here is a video link to how bad it can get if we do not manage this. Please note that in line with Neighbourly guidelines I encourage all our members to refer to covid19.govt.nz... for official updates. This post is simply history but worth a watch to sober us up on how serious things have occurred before.

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2 days 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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6 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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1 day ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
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1 day 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.
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1 day 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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1 day ago

Thank You to the 2 guys in a Truck at 10am

Olivia from St Heliers

If anyone knows the 2 guys in a truck that helped my elderly grandmother who had a fall today by Goldie St in St Heliers I am really thankful and grateful you stopped to help. She fell while she was out walking her little black dog and was unable to get up, you guys found her and helped her up when… View moreIf anyone knows the 2 guys in a truck that helped my elderly grandmother who had a fall today by Goldie St in St Heliers I am really thankful and grateful you stopped to help. She fell while she was out walking her little black dog and was unable to get up, you guys found her and helped her up when you drove past. She had some grazes but was close to home so refused your offer to ring an ambulance, but had been there a little while as it is so quiet on the roads today. She couldn't tell me anything about you guys or the truck, but maybe someone will see this post and let you know.

Thanks again!!!

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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4 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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4 days ago

Bear hunt map

Michael from Kohimarama

Kia ora, I've just developed a mobile friendly bear hunt map at bearhunt.co... .

It's so lovely to see so many neighbours participating the move by putting their bears / toys up. My wife is 36 weeks pregnant at the moment and we do a very minimum daily walking around the block just to … View more
Kia ora, I've just developed a mobile friendly bear hunt map at bearhunt.co... .

It's so lovely to see so many neighbours participating the move by putting their bears / toys up. My wife is 36 weeks pregnant at the moment and we do a very minimum daily walking around the block just to keep the exercise level not completely void before the big time. Even at night (usually for us) we can see bears though the windows if the room light is on and curtain is open.

I made this map NOT to "encourage" people to get out and do it. But just to add a little bit fun if you spot the bears and want to share the joy with others. All you need to do when tagging is just to open the app from the phone and three clicks though the buttons to tag it. You could also attach a photo if you wish.

Kia kaha.

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1 day ago

A week in do you have a routine?

John from Saint Johns

Here is what I shared a few days ago. Hope you find it helpful. This is not clickbait no cookies to follow you just sharing my experiences
web8.co.nz...

1 day ago

Bag of toys taken from Parnell rose gardens today

Stephanie from St Heliers

My son and his dad were playing at the Parnell rose gardens today (yes, in their own neighbourhood!) and someone took my son’s bag of toy swords and armour while they were playing. I can’t post in Parnell; could someone be so kind as to get this post up on the Parnell pages? We’d like them … View moreMy son and his dad were playing at the Parnell rose gardens today (yes, in their own neighbourhood!) and someone took my son’s bag of toy swords and armour while they were playing. I can’t post in Parnell; could someone be so kind as to get this post up on the Parnell pages? We’d like them returned. Totally disgusting to take a kid’s favourite toys at a time when they can’t be replaced!

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