Waiatarua, Auckland

12 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

10 days ago

Blocked Toilet?

Kelly from Drain Ranger

Call us and we can Hydrojett those drains, clearing them of tree roots and debris.

11 days ago

See what’s tucked away in our basement

The Team from Auckland Museum

For the first time ever we’re letting you behind closed doors, where many of our never before seen objects are stored. Be one of the first to experience our new Secret Museum Tour, operating daily from Monday 6 July.

Throughout the tour, your guide will also reveal how we look after our … View more
For the first time ever we’re letting you behind closed doors, where many of our never before seen objects are stored. Be one of the first to experience our new Secret Museum Tour, operating daily from Monday 6 July.

Throughout the tour, your guide will also reveal how we look after our priceless collections and how they are kept safe for future generations.

What’s waiting for you down there? Book today and find out! Tickets are limited.
Book now

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14 days ago

New Plumbing Service

Aidan from Hayes Plumbing and Gas

Hi everyone, Hayes Plumbing and Gas is a new local business based in Glen Eden. Please contact us for all your plumbing needs.

11 days ago

Get Writing, New Zealand!

Nichola Turenhout from NZ Writers College

NZ Writers College is passionate about uncovering new literary talent in New Zealand. Every year, we sponsor a free-to-enter annual short story competition open to all New Zealanders. Over the past 11 years, thousands of brave, creative Kiwi writers have taken up the challenge and entered their … View moreNZ Writers College is passionate about uncovering new literary talent in New Zealand. Every year, we sponsor a free-to-enter annual short story competition open to all New Zealanders. Over the past 11 years, thousands of brave, creative Kiwi writers have taken up the challenge and entered their stories.

Apart from receiving a cash prize of $1000 for the winner, and $500 and $250 for second and third place, we publish the winning stories in the beautifully compiled anthology 'Surfacing', free to download off our website.

Critiqued by a panel of award-winning writers, many of our top entrants go on to win other writing competitions and achieve publishing success.

The 2020 NZ Writers College Short Story Competition closes on 30 September. Full rules and guidelines are here: www.nzwriterscollege.co.nz...

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11 days ago

Which is your favourite rose variety? We’d love to know

Kings Plant Barn Henderson

Our new season roses are in-store now and we’ve got almost any colour you could wish for – from classic whites, pinks and reds to dramatic deep purples, yellows and oranges.

While they’re not blooming yet, if you plant soon you’ll see gorgeous flowers from spring until autumn.

To give … View more
Our new season roses are in-store now and we’ve got almost any colour you could wish for – from classic whites, pinks and reds to dramatic deep purples, yellows and oranges.

While they’re not blooming yet, if you plant soon you’ll see gorgeous flowers from spring until autumn.

To give your roses the best start, make sure you pick the right spot in your garden. Roses need at least 6 hours of sun a day and prefer free-draining soil that’s rich in organic matter.

Shop our rose collection online or in-store now.

Looking for a specific variety? Call us to see if we can source it for you!

#roses #rosecare #rosegarden

11 days ago

Political manners?

David from Glen Eden

Again, Mr Muller virtually admitted he wasn't in touch with the people who know what they are talking about. He three times referred to border control as a shambles. It seems strange to me that a "shambles" can be more successful than any other country world wide at the present time.… View moreAgain, Mr Muller virtually admitted he wasn't in touch with the people who know what they are talking about. He three times referred to border control as a shambles. It seems strange to me that a "shambles" can be more successful than any other country world wide at the present time. His criticism almost comes across as a wish for community infection to justify the claim. Such political mischief in the midst of a pandemic the likes of which no New Zealand government has tackled before is inadmissible. Again, there is no evidence whatever that any different government could or would have effected a better covid-19 management. There is still much to do, much to monitor and wait out. No one, certainly Mr Muller, has any better plan. It would do his credibilty proud if he became more helpful. If we do see an escape of this virus into the community it won't be down to this government's plans or efforts to contain it. Yet the opposition have the hypocrisy to tell the government, the PM, not to use covid-19 as an election platform. Incredible.

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11 days ago

What's On: Smales Farm Matariki Star Trail

Laura from Birkenhead

A magical urban expedition, a search for the 7 stars that form the Matariki cluster. Search for 7 giant illuminated stars at Smales Farm. 1 July to 15 July.
Smales Farm Matariki Star Trail
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12 days ago

Are you ready to get Upcycling?

Resene

The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose … View more
The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose altogether, or just to give it an ‘extreme makeover'. Consider using the school holidays to get Upcycling with the smaller members of your household - or use the next rainy day to drag out the paint and your creativity!

In the meantime, check out some of the creative cookies from last year.
Pick your paints

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12 days ago

Breville Kitchen Whizz 11

Antonia from Glen Eden

Brand new. Not wanted by myself. Box has been opened. Still has warrenty. Really need it gone ASAP. $280

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