Waitakere, Auckland

16 hours ago

Speed limit cuts become reality on nearly 700 roads

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Transport has brought in most of the 700 speed limits cuts it had proposed in rural and city and town centres. A new survey shows strong public support for the safety move. Do you back it ? Read the article below.

(Please type NFP if your comment is not for print)

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1 hour ago

SkyCity fire update - traffic, road closures and bus disruptions

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:

TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising … View more
The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:

TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising Aucklanders to avoid unnecessary travel into the city centre," says Auckland Transport spokesperson John Nottage.
"If you can work from home or from a non-central location, or start work later in the day, we recommend you do so. More updates here.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Auckland Transport says detours are affecting the NX2 22A, 22N, 22R, 221X, 223X, 24B, 24R, 24W, 243X, 248X, 82, 802, 923, 75, 18, 151X, 171X, 172X, 195X, 209, 105, 106, 110, 125X, 129, 132, 132X, 133, 133X, 134 InnerLink and OuterLink bus services. There are also changes to bus stops.

-The SkyCity carpark was expected to open this morning and customers whose cars were stuck in the carpark on Tuesday night wouldn't be charged for the extra day.

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21 hours ago

Speed limit reductions decided today

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Speed reductions on around 700 Auckland roads will be decided this afternoon.

Some of the dangerous roads considered for the reductions include Dairy Flat Highway, Whitford Rd, Hobson St and Karangahape Rd.

People are divided on whether reductions should be enforced. What are your thoughts?

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7 hours ago

Big Brand value at Godfreys Westgate

Godfreys Westgate

Hi neighbours, don't miss out on these special deals!

Clean like an expert and purchase high-quality vacuums at Godfreys, half-price deals and more!

Big brand value at Godfreys Westgate

Hoover heritage stick vac – was $249, now just $124.

Hurry offer ends 26 November 2019 or … View more
Hi neighbours, don't miss out on these special deals!

Clean like an expert and purchase high-quality vacuums at Godfreys, half-price deals and more!

Big brand value at Godfreys Westgate

Hoover heritage stick vac – was $249, now just $124.

Hurry offer ends 26 November 2019 or while stocks last.
Find out more

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7 hours ago

Drive to work? Park with Parkable.

Parkable

Hey Auckland,

Parkable is an app that eases the morning stress by allowing you to find, reserve and pay for parking via your phone. Simply download the Parkable app and use the map to find a park near your destination.

● Commute with confidence by reserving a park 30 minutes in advance
●… View more
Hey Auckland,

Parkable is an app that eases the morning stress by allowing you to find, reserve and pay for parking via your phone. Simply download the Parkable app and use the map to find a park near your destination.

● Commute with confidence by reserving a park 30 minutes in advance
● Choose from thousands of parking spots
● Park to suit your budget and only pay for the time you use

As a member of Neighbourly, get your first parking session free by using the promo code NEIGHBOUR.
Download the app

15 hours ago

Recipe: Turbot with Oyster & Hollandaise with Broad beans & peas (Foam of Pods)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Serves 4

Ingredients
350 g Turbot - Filet no skin or bones
4 Oysters - out of shell roughly chopped
1 Shallot - brunoises
1 Chives - finely cut
1 tsp Mayonnaise
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Serves 4

Ingredients
350 g Turbot - Filet no skin or bones
4 Oysters - out of shell roughly chopped
1 Shallot - brunoises
1 Chives - finely cut
1 tsp Mayonnaise
Pinch Lemon Zest

Hollandaise
2 Egg yolks
100 g Butter - clarified
1 tbsp Vinegar
Pinch Salt
Broad beans
Peas
Pea feathers

Foam
2 Shallots
100 ml White Wine
600 ml Chicken Stock
150 gr Peas
Bean pods
125 gr Butter per 500 ml liquid.

Process
Filling - Fish
Mix oyster, shallot, chives, mayo and zest. Put into pipping bag. Portion the fish into 90 gm pieces, preferably triangles. Cut a pocket into the pieces and fill with the oyster mix.

Hollandaise
Wisp a sabayon in a bain-marie with yolk, vinegar and salt. Add butter little by little while whipping. Season at the end.

Beans
Break the beans out of the pods by pushing it through the shell. Blanch the beans for 10 seconds and squeeze the inner bean out of the skin.

Foam
Sautee shallot in a large based pot. Deglaze with the wine, then add stock. Bring it to boil and add the peas and bean pods. Cook for 2 mins and strain. Spread the green stuff on the tray and cool it down. When cold, blend it all. Strain and season. Add 125 g butter per 500 ml.

At Service
Bake the fish at 80 degrees for 16 minutes.
Add the beans and peas to the hollandaise with a bit of fine cut chives.
Spoon the hollandaise in the base on a large serving bowl.
Put the fish on top and garnish with pea feathers.

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16 hours ago

1940’s Charm on 4,148m² (With Resource Consent)

The Team from Neighbourly Property

The existing resource and building consent on this one-acre plus property opens up a world of opportunities for you, maybe sell of the section, leaving you a home at very low cost? Build your dream home and sell the existing home for financial reward? Keep both properties and land bank for your … View moreThe existing resource and building consent on this one-acre plus property opens up a world of opportunities for you, maybe sell of the section, leaving you a home at very low cost? Build your dream home and sell the existing home for financial reward? Keep both properties and land bank for your future, or just develop and sell both for instant returns.

As it sits, the property offers a gorgeous 1940's cottage with 3 bedrooms and a spacious living area, in immaculate condition with nothing overlooked by its' fastidious owner you can now enjoy the character and charm of this family home. The kitchen is as new and ready for busy family life or evenings of entertaining family and friends. Here they will be in awe of the private setting, sunny aspect and the lovely rural views. The bathroom is stunning with matai hardwood floors, claw foot bath and ample space. Parking is abundant with a large double garage and extra off-street parking.

The 4,148m² site offers enough lawn for the kids and their pets up the front, secured from the road with the classic white picket fence. At the rear there is a secure dog kennel and chicken house with its' own enclosed run ready for your fresh breakfast treats. The proposed site for development is untouched and ready for you to clear for your dream home or your next investment move. You will not go wrong investing in such sizable land in an increasingly popular location due to the natural surrounds, peace and quiet, the highly regarded Waitakere School along with easy access to West Coast beaches, Kumeu wineries, Northwest Mall and the nearby motorway and bus and train connections to town.

Drop into an open home or call one of our team to set up a private viewing, this property has not and will not be going to auction, so delay may equal disappointment.

21 hours ago

Last days to enter! Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year… View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close this Thursday 24th October 2019.

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1 day ago

Hay for sale

Jane from Taupaki

Good hay- $14/bale
Taupaki - easy access
Text 0274759586

Price: $14

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1 day ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Helensville

Kowhai from Birkdale

This course offers an introduction to composting basics – bokashi, worm farming and cold composting. Cost: Free. Book online: https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-helensville-3/
Composting Workshop Helensville
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1 day ago

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Deon from Ranui

Good Morning Neighbors

My Name is Deon Wallace and i run SANZLive Radio, a community radio station. This year we are again reaching out the the community to support our Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, this year in favour of families at Family Action West Auckland. I ask you to open your hearts and … View more
Good Morning Neighbors

My Name is Deon Wallace and i run SANZLive Radio, a community radio station. This year we are again reaching out the the community to support our Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, this year in favour of families at Family Action West Auckland. I ask you to open your hearts and hands for those less fortunate than ourselves.
support@sanzliveradio.com

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1 day ago

Floors for Living Spring Catalogue

Choices Flooring

Choices Flooring’s Floors for Living Spring Catalogue is out NOW!

With inspirational flooring ideas and advice to help you make the right choice, and a range of savings on carpet, timber, laminate, luxury vinyl, and window furnishings, you’re sure to find the floor you’ve been searching … View more
Choices Flooring’s Floors for Living Spring Catalogue is out NOW!

With inspirational flooring ideas and advice to help you make the right choice, and a range of savings on carpet, timber, laminate, luxury vinyl, and window furnishings, you’re sure to find the floor you’ve been searching for.

The Choices Flooring Spring Catalogue is 16 pages full of hints, tips and ideas to inspire you.

And there is a chance to win $5,000 CASH.

Visit Choices Flooring East Tamaki to get your FREE copy, 3/107 Harris Road, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Find out more

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1 day ago

Recharge your hearing!

Peter O'Brien Audiology

Did you know hearing aids are now rechargeable? Whether you’re thinking of an update or need your first set of hearing aids, now’s the time to ask your local hearing expert, Peter O’Brien, about the latest technology.

For a limited time, we’re offering a FREE charger* with the newest … View more
Did you know hearing aids are now rechargeable? Whether you’re thinking of an update or need your first set of hearing aids, now’s the time to ask your local hearing expert, Peter O’Brien, about the latest technology.

For a limited time, we’re offering a FREE charger* with the newest rechargeable technology! Book now to learn more!
Find out more!

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1 day ago

be healthy Roadshow with US scientists

Alex from Massey

we have be healthy road show with US scientists in Auckland only in 24 October. we sincerely invited you to the Roadshow. for tickets come to me,please. Alex Luo

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1 day ago

Public transport: How does Auckland compare to other cities?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Nor-west News

Hi neighbours, Poor public transport is among the most pressing challenges facing Auckland's tourism industry, multiple studies have found. Auckland Transport hopes a new public transport system to the airport will help solve the problem. What do you think of Auckland's public transport? … View moreHi neighbours, Poor public transport is among the most pressing challenges facing Auckland's tourism industry, multiple studies have found. Auckland Transport hopes a new public transport system to the airport will help solve the problem. What do you think of Auckland's public transport? How does it compare to other cities you've visited? What should be done to improve it?

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