Bethells Beach, Bethells Beach

47 days ago

Let’s respect the neighbourhood we live in

The Team from Auckland Council

If you see dumped rubbish call 0800 NO DUMP (0800 663 867).

Dumpers will be fined up to $30,000.

Your waste is your responsibility. For more information on how to dispose of unwanted items check out aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
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48 days ago

Do more of what you love

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman village living lets you worry less and play more. Experience our retirement villages.

0800 555 103 | rymanhealthcare.co.nz
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49 days ago
49 days ago

Bringing generations together

AMI Insurance

Cambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.… View moreCambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.

For Rebecca, it is simply a joy to spread joy. She remembers the first rest home visit she arranged. “At one point I looked over at a lovely resident who was 100 and he was kind of shaking and I was worried. I got closer and saw that he was shaking with laughter because my boys were having a paper plane competition, throwing paper planes from one end of the lounge to the other. It was beautiful.”

read the full story here.
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49 days ago

Animal Evac NZ deployed to Australia

Animal Evac NZ

With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand has sent a specialist team of six trained disaster responders to New South Wales. They are supporting animals and communities impacted by the catastrophic bush fires.

The team has experience in animal disaster management, … View more
With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand has sent a specialist team of six trained disaster responders to New South Wales. They are supporting animals and communities impacted by the catastrophic bush fires.

The team has experience in animal disaster management, international humanitarian aid, veterinary medicine, disaster victim identification, paramedicine, incident management, animal control, wildland firefighting and technical animal rescue.

Animal Evac is asking for donations to support their work on the ground in Australia and in responding to future emergencies. They are extremely grateful to the organisations and individuals who have already supported this deployment and helped make it possible.

To learn more about Animal Evac’s work and to stay up to date with their Australian deployment, follow them on Facebook or visit our Website
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51 days ago

Aucklanders weigh in on proposed electorate changes

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Auckland, your feedback is in regarding the Representation Commission's proposed electorate changes to help deal with overpopulation prior to this year's election.

Changes to the Manukau East electorate received the majority of the objections, with 64. Objectors were concerned the new … View more
Auckland, your feedback is in regarding the Representation Commission's proposed electorate changes to help deal with overpopulation prior to this year's election.

Changes to the Manukau East electorate received the majority of the objections, with 64. Objectors were concerned the new boundary would separate Panmure from Mt Wellington.

Fifty-eight people said the name Helensville would not represent the communities within the electorate, instead suggesting Atuanui, Mahurangi and Kaipara, or keeping the name Rodney.

Hibiscus Coast was put forward as an alternative name by many of the 21 Whangaparāoa objectors.

Boundary changes to Papakura were mostly supported by 22 people, while 22 objectors to the new Flat Bush electorate suggested adding areas from Botany and Manurewa and calling it Takanini, Flat Bush-Takanini, Manukau South, Manurewa East, Totara or Totara Park.

What do you think about the changes proposed for your electorate?

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50 days ago

Recipe: Potato Salad with Classic Mayo

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This will become a family favourite and a great dish to have in your repertoire.

Potato salad
2 cloves Garlic, crushed

800 g Small potatoes, washed

½ cup Mayonnaise, see recipe below
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This will become a family favourite and a great dish to have in your repertoire.

Potato salad
2 cloves Garlic, crushed

800 g Small potatoes, washed

½ cup Mayonnaise, see recipe below

2 Tbsp Parsley, chopped

2 Tbsp Mint leaves

1 Tbsp Capers, chopped

1 Gherkin, diced


Classic mayonnaise
1 pinch Salt

1 Egg, 1-2 yolks, room temperature

2 tsp Vinegar, or lemon juice

150 ml Canola oil


Check out the full recipe on the link below.

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50 days ago

Pretty in pastel

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy … View more
Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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51 days ago

Summer Sorted!

The Team from Auckland Council

Make the most of summer in Auckland with the huge range of events and activities on offer. There are outdoor cinemas, music at your local park, family activities, walking and sculpture trails, school holiday entertainment, fun days and evenings out, and lots of other ideas to help you enjoy our … View moreMake the most of summer in Auckland with the huge range of events and activities on offer. There are outdoor cinemas, music at your local park, family activities, walking and sculpture trails, school holiday entertainment, fun days and evenings out, and lots of other ideas to help you enjoy our beautiful region over the warmer months.

Whatever summer looks like to you, check out what's on in your local area with our handy guide.
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52 days ago

New police app

The Team from New Zealand Police

Introducing the new NZ Police app - available for free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Alongside officers serving our communities 24/7, we’re committed to using technology to help ensure our services and information are available to you, anywhere, any time.

✅National … View more
Introducing the new NZ Police app - available for free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Alongside officers serving our communities 24/7, we’re committed to using technology to help ensure our services and information are available to you, anywhere, any time.

✅National Police News
✅Local Police news
✅Alerts and safety advice
✅Notifications direct to your phone
✅Report incidents and issues
✅Frequently asked questions

The NZ Police app allows you to receive our national and local news and alerts and extends access to our online services. It’s one of the ways we’re working to make sure New Zealand is the safest country.

Download for Android here - play.google.com...

Download for iOS here - apps.apple.com...

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52 days ago

Certificate in Food & Beverage, Barista, Wine & Spirits

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Become a skilled barista, a bartender, learn more about the exciting world of restaurants and cafes. Find out about wine, beer, customer service, learn how to make impressive cocktails in our full-time hospitality course over 16 weeks.
Next intake: 10 Feb, 2020

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52 days ago

Fun free things to do school holidays, visit the Museum!

The Team from Auckland Museum

Remember the days before GPS and Google Maps?

This summer we’re encouraging families who visit the museum to join the ranks of great historical navigators with our free activity Quest of the Navigators.

Using a special map, you can follow our clues to discover what skills, tools and … View more
Remember the days before GPS and Google Maps?

This summer we’re encouraging families who visit the museum to join the ranks of great historical navigators with our free activity Quest of the Navigators.

Using a special map, you can follow our clues to discover what skills, tools and knowledge was used in the pre-digital age, which will help you explore the Museum’s galleries in a fun and interactive way.

Stay the course and you’ll go into the draw to win a special prize pack from the Museum shop!

Collect your map from the information desks in the Grand Foyer of the Museum.
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52 days ago

Be in to win The Editors' Escape

The Editors' Escape

If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this … View more
If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this escorted tour gives you the opportunity to get to know the editors behind your much-loved magazines, hearing first hand about the upcoming season trends, interiors, and gardening tips.

Let us know here would you escape with the Editors' Escape via this link and be in to win 1 of 5 double passes to NZ House & Garden House Tours.

Competition closes 15th January 2020.
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