Waiatarua, Auckland

23 days ago

SPCA'S JUMP TO THE RESCUE IS BACK!

The Team from SPCA - Auckland Centre

Looking to break free after being in lockdown?

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause!

Join team SPCA, you won’t regret it:
- Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...
- Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to … View more
Looking to break free after being in lockdown?

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause!

Join team SPCA, you won’t regret it:
- Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...
- Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to sponsor you
- Raise $775 and you will skydive for free!

Register now for early bird sign up and take to the skies this August: www.spca.nz...

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23 days ago

Can't get to the newsstands for your favourite gardening mag?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

If you're having trouble getting your hands on your favourite gardening mag, don't forget you can now order our current May issue online. The price of $9.70 includes shipping.

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27 days ago

Auckland Uni students to have grades scaled up because of Covid-19

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hey!
On Thursday, the University of Auckland announced students will have their grades scaled up because of the disruptions of coronavirus.
So a grade of B- will go up to a B or B to a B+.
The student association AUSA had been working with the university to come to an agreement and are … View more
Hey!
On Thursday, the University of Auckland announced students will have their grades scaled up because of the disruptions of coronavirus.
So a grade of B- will go up to a B or B to a B+.
The student association AUSA had been working with the university to come to an agreement and are "stoked" with the outcome. Are you a student or have a student at home? What do you think about this?

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24 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car. Support your local business

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

AAA Auto parts are back in business and they continue to pick the cars under Level 3 with the health & safety precautions.

Maintaining a safe distance, single man towing, washing hands regularly in the yard, sanitizer in the towing truck, mask and gloves on at all times.

AAA Auto parts … View more
AAA Auto parts are back in business and they continue to pick the cars under Level 3 with the health & safety precautions.

Maintaining a safe distance, single man towing, washing hands regularly in the yard, sanitizer in the towing truck, mask and gloves on at all times.

AAA Auto parts are offering the best rates in the market to pick up the old cars for the next one month due to COVID19 situation.

Support your local buyer. Instant cash. Best rates guaranteed for your unwanted cars and free removal of cars.

Instant Cash for your wrecked car

Call us 0800 500 001
Find out more

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24 days ago

Charity shop needs your second-hand goods

Habitat for Humanity

To ensure ongoing support for families in housing need in the lead up to winter, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores are urgently seeking donations of quality second-hand goods.

Please consider donating your pre-loved household items to your local ReStore where all proceeds from their sale go … View more
To ensure ongoing support for families in housing need in the lead up to winter, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores are urgently seeking donations of quality second-hand goods.

Please consider donating your pre-loved household items to your local ReStore where all proceeds from their sale go towards supporting low income Kiwi families in housing need.

We have locations in: North Shore, Henderson, Panmure, Ormiston, and Pukekohe.

Visit our website for more information.
Find out more

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31 days ago

Electrician Wanted

Noelene from Waitakere

Does anybody know of a good electrician that is a local that doesnt charge the earth we are near wairere road

24 days ago

Celia Hay's - NZ Wine Guide (2nd Edition)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

A little knowledge on New Zealand wine can go a long way in helping people understand their palate better. Our students studying hospitality management and cookery are looking forward to discovering more about wine from Celia Hay’s New Zealand Wine Guide.

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26 days ago

*Win* Happy Mother's Day Neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Competition alert! Mother's Day might be a little different this year and here at Neighbourly, we want to make the day a bit more special - that's why we're giving away five SOS Business vouchers worth $100 each to use in your local businesses!

All you've got to do is tell … View more
Competition alert! Mother's Day might be a little different this year and here at Neighbourly, we want to make the day a bit more special - that's why we're giving away five SOS Business vouchers worth $100 each to use in your local businesses!

All you've got to do is tell us how you're celebrating your Mum - or a special woman in your life - with the constraints of lockdown (or how you'd like to share the love once we're in Level 2).

Comment below to enter, hurry though, entries close tonight 11.59pm Sunday 10th May 2020.
T&Cs apply.

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27 days ago

Work and Income acts 'unlawfully'

Fiona from Henderson

Well, well, well. That's news to me.
How many of you out there, have been caught out by this?
I know I was.
Pass this onto everyone you know who maybe in this very same situation, especially in these hard times.
www.rnz.co.nz...

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25 days ago

Join Healthy For Life this Saturday!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the … View more
It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy For Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
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25 days ago

Experience the colours of Aotearoa

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

Resene is proud to be supporting the 17th annual NZ Art Show - this year with a twist! More than 150 emerging contemporary artists are set to inspire any art collector in this dynamic virtual exhibition.

This new initiative is the brainchild of the show as it embraces the opportunity to continue … View more
Resene is proud to be supporting the 17th annual NZ Art Show - this year with a twist! More than 150 emerging contemporary artists are set to inspire any art collector in this dynamic virtual exhibition.

This new initiative is the brainchild of the show as it embraces the opportunity to continue to support some of NZ’s hottest new artists on the art scene despite the limitations of Covid-19 lockdown.

All artists have been selected by a panel of experts, promising quality and talent deserved of any collection. Art lovers can be assured that they can purchase with confidence, liaising directly with the artists.

Visitors can explore new artworks by some of the show’s favourite and most successful artists including Jane Blackmore, Runa + Holly, Tanya Blong, Joel Hart and Nikki Corbishley while discovering the hottest and newest artists on the NZ Arts scene. Glass works by the talented Richard Landers (a crowd favourite at last year’s show) also feature, alongside contemporary photographic works, exquisite and traditional watercolours, gorgeous florals, and artworks that provoke thought and conversation.

Go to artshow.co.nz where you can browse and purchase hundreds of original artworks all from the comfort of your own home from May 1st. Show your support and help keep the arts alive and active in NZ!

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25 days ago

💐Happy Mother's Day💐

Fiona from Henderson

💗A Mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same. Mothers hold their children's hands for a while, but their hearts forever💗
To all of the Mothers, Grandmothers, Step Mothers and those Fathers … View more
💗A Mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same. Mothers hold their children's hands for a while, but their hearts forever💗
To all of the Mothers, Grandmothers, Step Mothers and those Fathers who are filling the role of being mother, I wish you a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY💐💐

29 days ago

❣The Great Realisation❣ It's perfect💖

Fiona from Henderson

Kiwi poet Tomos Robertson (aka Tom Foolery) and the fairytale video that's gone viral - it's FANTASTIC!!!
www.youtube.com...
&
www.nzherald.co.nz...

Here's the poem in its text form for those who want it:
''Tell me the one about the virus again, then I'll go to … View more
Kiwi poet Tomos Robertson (aka Tom Foolery) and the fairytale video that's gone viral - it's FANTASTIC!!!
www.youtube.com...
&
www.nzherald.co.nz...

Here's the poem in its text form for those who want it:
''Tell me the one about the virus again, then I'll go to bed.

'But my boy, you're growing weary, sleepy thoughts about your head.

'Please! That one's my favourite. I promise just once more.

'Okay, snuggle down my boy, though I know you know full well
the story starts before then, in a world I once dwelled

'It was a world of waste and wonder, of poverty and plenty
back before we understood why hindsight's 2020

'You see the people came up with companies to trade across all lands.
But they swelled and got bigger than we could ever have planned

'We'd always had our wants, but now it got so quick.
You could have everything you dreamed of in a day and with a click.

'We noticed families had stopped talking. That's not to say they never spoke.
But the meaning must have melted and the work life balance broke.

'And the children's eyes got squarer and every toddler had a phone. They filtered out the imperfections but amidst the noise, they felt alone.

'And every day the sky grew thicker, til we couldn't see the stars. So we flew in planes to find them while down below we filled our cars.

'We'd drive around all day in circles. We'd forgotten how to run. We swapped the grass for tarmac, shrunk the parks till there were none.

'We filled the sea with plastic because our waste was never capped. Until each day when you went fishing, you'd pull them out already wrapped.

'And while we drank and smoked and gambled, our leaders taught us why,
it's best to not upset the lobbies, more convenient to die.

'But then in 2020, a new virus came our way.
The government reacted and told us all to hide away.

'But while we were all hidden, amidst the fear and all the while, the people dusted off their instincts, they remembered how to smile.

'They started clapping to say thank you, and calling up their mums.

'And while the cars keys were gathering dust, they would look forward to their runs.

'And with the sky less full of voyagers, the earth began to breathe. And the beaches brought new wildlife that scattered off into the seas.

'Some people started dancing, some were singing, some were baking. We'd grown so used to bad news but some good news was in the making.

'And so when we found the cure and were allowed to go outside, we all preferred the world we found to the one we'd left behind.

'Old habits became extinct, and they made way for the new. And every simple act of kindness was now given its due.

'But why did it take a virus to bring the people back together?' “Well, sometimes, you got to get sick, my boy, before you start feeling better.”

'Now lie down, and dream of tomorrow, and all the things that we can do.
And who knows, if you dream hard enough, maybe some of them will come true.

'We now call it the Great Realisation, and yes, since then there have been many.

'But that's the story of how it started, and why hindsight's 2020.'

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