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38 days ago

Are you building your own home or have you just finished? We're keen to hear from you

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the rising number of consents made for home builds.

Perhaps you're a first-time home owner who has opted to build, rather than buy pre-existing, or maybe you're seasoned home owners who have taken the first step to create your own dream home.

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The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the rising number of consents made for home builds.

Perhaps you're a first-time home owner who has opted to build, rather than buy pre-existing, or maybe you're seasoned home owners who have taken the first step to create your own dream home.

We'd love to hear from you about the challenges involved in building, and why you've opted to take that route. Any interviewees would need to be willing to be identified and photographed in a news story.

Please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

39 days ago

Direct to Airport for less

SkyBus Airport Express

Are you paying too much to get to the Airport?

SkyBus jets you direct to Auckland Airport for just $24 one way. Enjoy express travel, FREE WiFi and unlimited luggage. Frequent departures from Akoranga, Smales Farm and Albany (Westfield).

SkyBus. It’s the fast and affordable way to get to … View more
Are you paying too much to get to the Airport?

SkyBus jets you direct to Auckland Airport for just $24 one way. Enjoy express travel, FREE WiFi and unlimited luggage. Frequent departures from Akoranga, Smales Farm and Albany (Westfield).

SkyBus. It’s the fast and affordable way to get to the Airport.

Get tickets at skybus.co.nz/northharbour or download the new SkyBus app.
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40 days ago

Be in to win with The Editors’ Escape - 2 DAYS TO GO!

The Team from 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.

Be in to win with The Editors' Escape! Our friends at NZ House & Garden are giving away tickets to their popular House Tours this season. Tell us your favourite New Zealand destination where you'd like to escape with us via this link and be in to win one of five double passes to a House Tour of your choice.

Visit www.editorsescape.co.nz... for more information and to secure your spot today.

Competition closes on 15th January 2020.

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40 days ago

What Auckland should learn from from the Aussie bushfires

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The devastating Australian bushfires could be a foretaste of risks from global warming. So is Auckland moving fast enough to get it's climate change action underway ? Read the story below:

41 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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42 days ago
42 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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42 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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43 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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43 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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43 days ago

Pretty in pastel

The Team from Resene ColorShop Silverdale

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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44 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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44 days ago

Dive into swimming lessons in 2020

Hilton Brown Swimming

It’s a New Year and now is the time to be thinking about swimming lessons for you and your family.

We offer a FREE trial lesson to all new customers and provide lessons for babies through to adults. Hilton Brown Swimming has been around for over 45 years and we have a wealth of experience.
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It’s a New Year and now is the time to be thinking about swimming lessons for you and your family.

We offer a FREE trial lesson to all new customers and provide lessons for babies through to adults. Hilton Brown Swimming has been around for over 45 years and we have a wealth of experience.

Touch base with us today to book in your FREE trial. We have locations in both Albany and Hobsonville
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