Waiake, Auckland

7 hours ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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3 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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21 hours ago

Its not a holiday or an exercise fest... Not being disrespectful , but people are dying all around the world and they will here too.

Nic from Rothesay Bay

Thanks for your responses, keeping social distancing is imperative and its great on my drive to work and home, to see people out and about, and far too many. Please just be respectful and cognizant of essential workers, that cannot go out for 2 hour walks, and are given attitudes by people who by … View moreThanks for your responses, keeping social distancing is imperative and its great on my drive to work and home, to see people out and about, and far too many. Please just be respectful and cognizant of essential workers, that cannot go out for 2 hour walks, and are given attitudes by people who by driving to work make you feel like you are impacting them. And bottom line if people continue to act like they are, we will not be allowed outside our houses. Sorry working at the hospital , I am doing everything in my power to stay safe in order to serve the community, and myself my family or everyone else on the front lines respect the isolation everyone is in, but also ask for consideration..............we can not afford to have runners/biker's / even walkers , sweating, dropping tiny amounts of fluid , spitting ( not in a bad way, in a way that when you exercise you naturally do/we all do ), the mandate is to stay home, you can do exercise but please keep that within your bubble, your street , don't go for a 2 hour walk between neighbourhoods , walk up and down you street, work out online, Sorry its so sad to say that people in this neighbourhood are not smart enough to actually get whats going on. Northland has closed off areas, we should close off our areas also........ What people are doing, and walking in Lululemon gear, with dogs for hours........ absolutely talks to the fact the you are not getting it.!!!!! and people will die as a result , its not an if its a when......watch the news, stay inside,
Work out online, don't leave your house, a daily walk is not a walk from Rothesay bay to Milford ....... and for all the cyclists and distance runners, every seat drop that happens will contaminate multiple neighbourhoods . DONT DO IT, if you have to run or cycle up and down you road, you bubble, then do that, you must do that, you have to do that. Every drop of sweat, of spit while you exercise could and in the coming weeks will kill someone. Our community are acting like idiots, no-one wants to stay at home, but pushing the limits of "excercise" because for everyone its hard to stay at home, will kill people. You run, you sweat, a little kid rides his scooter over it and takes it home . I don't think people are comprehending the enormity of this, and the fact we are talking about Microparticles for transmission. No long distance walking, cycling, running between anything out of you street should be allowed, and if you you feel thats OK, then you are right now or certainly will be killing people. So If you can live with that in order to have your bike ride or run , then that is entirely on you. Stay inside, stay in your bubble, stay in your bubble to exercise , to walk . A 10 K ride or walk, will be a death sentence for some, just because you need to exercise and in doing that you sweat on the road/footpath........And those droplets will kill people.

18 minutes ago

MH Awareness

Creighton from Northcross

Also to akld mayor

1 He Puna, by Carmel college Milford, under 25% rehab based on nih.gov

2 lock down are usually 6 months

3 most people are to upset being here to treat each other’s well
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Also to akld mayor

1 He Puna, by Carmel college Milford, under 25% rehab based on nih.gov

2 lock down are usually 6 months

3 most people are to upset being here to treat each other’s well

4 They have no significant improvement indicated

5 They wanted to double their service

*6 doctors have no seen intent for optimizing pharmaceutical therapy* and warned not to walk on their territory

4 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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1 hour ago

Are you using Zoom during the lockdown? You'll want to read this

Brittany Keogh Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, Are you using Zoom or other video conferencing software during the lockdown? Unfortunately, there have been several hacking incidents reported where trolls have joined strangers' Zoom meetings and streamed porn to the group or created other havoc. Luckily, you can change your … View moreHi neighbours, Are you using Zoom or other video conferencing software during the lockdown? Unfortunately, there have been several hacking incidents reported where trolls have joined strangers' Zoom meetings and streamed porn to the group or created other havoc. Luckily, you can change your settings to prevent this from happening. Here's some more information about some of the risks of Zoom and other video calling software and a quick guide on how to change your settings to prevent hacks.

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4 hours ago

a bit of banter: Day 9 of Social Distancing

Owner from British Isles Inn Eatery & Bar - Rothesay Bay

2020 is God punishing humanity for making the Cats movie.....

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8 hours ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Albany

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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15 hours ago

Luxury Care Suites at The Sands

Oceania Healthcare

You’ll feel right at home in our luxury Care Suites at The Sands. Our spacious, well-appointed rooms are perfect for relaxing and enjoying some time to yourself, with your very own living area, kitchenette and ensuite.

Situated on the stunning shores of Browns Bay, our Care Suites offer … View more
You’ll feel right at home in our luxury Care Suites at The Sands. Our spacious, well-appointed rooms are perfect for relaxing and enjoying some time to yourself, with your very own living area, kitchenette and ensuite.

Situated on the stunning shores of Browns Bay, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home.

The Sands Care is located at 9 Bayview Road, Browns Bay, Auckland
Find out more

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15 hours ago

Northern Pathway: Westhaven to Akoranga

NZ Transport Agency

Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we … View more
Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we encourage you to go online for more information and to provide us with your feedback. We are continuing to progress this project as infrastructure will play a critical role in the economic recovery of New Zealand.

Visit: www.nzta.govt.nz/Northern-Pathway to read more about the updated design and complete the online survey.
Find out more

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1 day ago

👌🏻💖😊

Wendy from Browns Bay

Saw these lovely boards well walking along east coasts bays this evening!

3 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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1 day ago

a bit of banter: Day 8 of Social Distancing

Owner from British Isles Inn Eatery & Bar - Rothesay Bay

Ever since it was brought to my attention that you can say “Covid-19” to the tune of “Come on, Eileen,” I’ve been unable to read it any other way......just saying

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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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