Westgate, Auckland

15 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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3 hours ago

HALLOWEEN AT WESTCITY

Sheralee Neighbourly Lead from Te Atatu Peninsula

WestCity invites you to celebrate Halloween with us on Saturday 26th October from 11 am – 2 pm at Centre Court Level 1.

Enter the dark forest and enjoy spooky games this Halloween.

Dress up in your favourite costume and join Explorers Fern & Nikau in the dark forest.

Come down and enjoy … View more
WestCity invites you to celebrate Halloween with us on Saturday 26th October from 11 am – 2 pm at Centre Court Level 1.

Enter the dark forest and enjoy spooky games this Halloween.

Dress up in your favourite costume and join Explorers Fern & Nikau in the dark forest.

Come down and enjoy our spooky games, crafty activities, face painting and more!

See you at Centre Court Level 1. We hope you can join us!
www.west-city.co.nz...

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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1 day ago

Stucko or Plasterboard houses - Banks Won't Sell Your House (if selling) with Stuck O Around Your House

Matt from Henderson

Hi Neighbourly, I heard something from my family member which will shock people with Plasterboard houses or Stuck O!

Apparently, anyone now who has got Plasterboard or Stuck O houses, if you want to sell your house, the banks won't let you sell your house because of the Plasterboard or Stuck … View more
Hi Neighbourly, I heard something from my family member which will shock people with Plasterboard houses or Stuck O!

Apparently, anyone now who has got Plasterboard or Stuck O houses, if you want to sell your house, the banks won't let you sell your house because of the Plasterboard or Stuck O that is around and outside of your house. Not sure if this is New Zealand issue or maybe just Auckland, not sure on the exact details though.

The picture here is just an example of what a plasterboard or Stuck O is like.

Matt

Has anyone got further ideas or more in detail about Plasterboard houses and why banks can't sell with this material?

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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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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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22 hours ago

Hay for sale

Jane from Taupaki

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

Price: $14

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22 hours ago

Special!

NZ Chartered Accountant from Small Business Accounting - Hobsonville

Do you dread balancing your books at the end of the month? We offer a FREE 30 minute no obligation chat for all potential clients. Feel free to come and have a friendly chat with us today, to see how we can help you manage your business accounting.

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22 hours ago

What's On: Compost Systems Tour Hobsonville Point

Kowhai from Birkdale

This course offers a composting systems tour and walk covering composting bins, bokashi bins and worm farms. Cost: Free. Book online: https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/compost-systems-tour-hobsonville-point-2/
Compost Systems Tour Hobsonville Point
  • CATALINA COMMUNITY GARDEN
1 day ago

What's On: Worm Farm Talk Albany

Kowhai from Birkdale

This course offers an introduction to worm farming. Cost: Free. Book online: https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/worm-farm-talk-albany-2/
Worm Farm Talk Albany
  • ALBANY VILLAGE LIBRARY
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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