Hatfields Beach, Orewa

36 days ago

Need to save on power?

Electricity Authority

If COVID-19 means you’ve been using more power, or if it’s affected your income, talk to your power company to check you’re on the best plan.

Find more advice and support at the Electricity Authority’s website.

Talk, Check, see if you can save.
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42 days ago

Will re-opening Auckland businesses face water restrictions?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's no surprise that Auckland is in severe drought, with water storage at 26 year April lows. But the new risk is that businesses re-opening next week, could face mandatory restrictions within weeks. Read the story below:

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37 days ago

Fun engaging learning.

NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale

NumberWorks'nWords remains online during lock down level 3. Our lessons are being delivered in the same fun, engaging way. Here is some feedback from one of our parents.

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37 days ago

Looking forward to your next copy of NZ Gardener?

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

I am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve … View moreI am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve to make the most of your garden right now, plus Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown, a bumper gardening quiz, and you can visit a spectacular Taupō garden alive with birds, a whimsical wonderland in Glenorchy in full bloom and meet the clever and resourceful gardeners of the Chatham Islands... all without leaving your bubble. And thanks so much to everyone who has been in touch to offer their support to the NZ Gardener team, especially those who have subscribed or renewed or purchased a subscription as a gift (an NZ Gardener subscription is a great Mother's Day idea, just sayin'!) We are so grateful to you all, and it's your support that allows us to keep inspiring and informing gardeners from all around New Zealand as we have been doing now for more than 75 years. Please share this message with your gardening groups on social too. We’re looking forward to the many more years of celebrating the amazing gardens and gardeners of New Zealand that lie ahead.

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38 days ago

Need advice on a DIY fail or reno dilemma?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where … View more
Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where where to start? Email homed@stuff.co.nz to tell us all about it - including photos if you can - and we'll ask our experts for their advice on how you can fix things up, or where to start with your project. 

So whether you have a interiors design dilemma, a need for some home DIY know how, bigger plans for a reno you'd like an expert opinion on, or even a tough cleaning problem you want cleared up, we'll get you some answers. What are you waiting for? Email your questions and photos to homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll get back to you.

Please note: We are unable to recommend specific businesses or tradespeople to provide quotes etc.

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37 days ago

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3

New Zealand Government

Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – … View more
Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – but which in turn – will affect all of us.

Two weeks then a review
• On 11 May, we will review our progress and decide if we can safely continue to step down restrictions, or if more measures are required to protect us all.
• So the decisions we each make now, matter. Because every interaction we have is an opportunity for the virus to spread.

Keeping safe at Alert Level 3
• At Alert Level 3, the best way to keep those around you safe, is by keeping your bubble small. Interact with as few people as possible. Less people equals less risk. And continue to stay at home whenever you can.
• We should each be making the minimal number of trips. Be sure to stay local, and only make necessary trips.
• And importantly, work and learn from home if you can.

Let’s do this
We’re a team of 5 million. Formidable. And we can do this.
So thank you New Zealand for making the right decisions, when it really counts.
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37 days ago

My Denture care during Covid-19

Denture Place

Hi neighbours – Julie here from The Denture Place. Hope you and your loved ones are keeping well !

Our government has indicated that primary healthcare and services are “open” but restricted under Alert Level 3. For dental care to be provided safely, restrictions on providing urgent and … View more
Hi neighbours – Julie here from The Denture Place. Hope you and your loved ones are keeping well !

Our government has indicated that primary healthcare and services are “open” but restricted under Alert Level 3. For dental care to be provided safely, restrictions on providing urgent and emergency dental care only apply. Most clinics remain closed with some open for emergency care. Denture repairs are permitted, so if yours are broken we are local and can help.

Please visit www.thedentureplace.co.nz or feel free to call me on 09 424 3222 for assistance. Our lines remain open for all enquiries or a friendly chat.
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38 days ago

Large boulders or Paddock stones wanted

Liz from Dairy Flat - Redvale

Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had access to large boulders or paddock stones?
Needed for an upcoming project
for my son
Can you PM Mitch on 022 1243911

thanks so much

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38 days ago

Delivered Online: Certificate in NZ Wine

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Join us from ANYWHERE in NZ for for my online Certificate in New Zealand Wine and learn from your home.

These are interactive live sessions where we taste together and discover New Zealand wines in a way that will open your eyes to new flavours, producers and enhance your understanding of the … View more
Join us from ANYWHERE in NZ for for my online Certificate in New Zealand Wine and learn from your home.

These are interactive live sessions where we taste together and discover New Zealand wines in a way that will open your eyes to new flavours, producers and enhance your understanding of the different wine regions.

We have partnered with Glengarry Wines so you can purchase the wine to be tasted at each session and have your own private supply delivered to your home. Celia will lead you through the course.

Session 1
- Leading international grape varieties and their origins
- Sensory Evaluation - understand aromas and flavours
- Wine tasting techniques and term

Session 2
- Climate and leading white grapes
- Viticulture and the vineyard growing cycle
- Regional maps and important white wine regions

Session 3
- Wine making terms and basic process
- Leading red grapes
- Regional maps and important red wine regions

Session 4
- Short history of New Zealand wine leaders
- Sustainable winegrowing, organics
- Basic wine faults
- How to read a wine label

Delivered Online: Over 4 evening sessions from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12, 14 & 19, 21 May with an online written assessment.

This is an NZQA micro-credential and you will also gain unit standard 29926.

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39 days ago

Over 60s Lunch Group

Eve from Orewa

I hope you are staying safe and well during lockdown, getting all those little jobs done you kept leaving until next week, that never came, like me
As we are going into level 3 we won’t be having lunch for a few months yet, just think of all the money you are saving not paying for lunches and … View more
I hope you are staying safe and well during lockdown, getting all those little jobs done you kept leaving until next week, that never came, like me
As we are going into level 3 we won’t be having lunch for a few months yet, just think of all the money you are saving not paying for lunches and coffees.
I do miss all the company and smiling faces and chatting we have at our lunches, but hopefully it won’t be too long before we can all get back together again
Stay safe and stay well
Regards Eve

39 days ago

Small business owners - we have a gift for you!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're… View more
To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're operating in Alert Level 3, share tips and tricks unique to your industry, send a few shoutouts - or share how your community can support you at this time.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

*limited time only
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40 days ago

Recipe: ANZAC Biscuits

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

ANZAC biscuits have a special place in the hearts of Kiwis and Aussies.

In the baking module for Level 3 cooks, we always make this classic kiwi cookie - the ANZAC biscuit which commemorates Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in World War 1 and subsequent wars.
Why not make your own, … View more
ANZAC biscuits have a special place in the hearts of Kiwis and Aussies.

In the baking module for Level 3 cooks, we always make this classic kiwi cookie - the ANZAC biscuit which commemorates Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in World War 1 and subsequent wars.
Why not make your own, this ANZAC Day. The photo below is from our Cookery Student Henry, cooked at his home.

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40 days ago

Stories from the ANZACs

Ryman Healthcare Limited

ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, … View more
ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, Ryman recorded their ANZAC resident’s stories. Some are humorous, others are tragic and eye-opening, but they all offer insight into the courage, bravery, and determination required to serve.

What better way to remember than to read the memories of those who were there?
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40 days ago

Support Stuff’s local and national news teams

The Team Reporter from Stuff

For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a … View more
For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a new way you can support us: by making direct financial contributions to help power our news teams up and down the country. 

Make a contribution and you’ll help our journalists continue to do what they do best: provide our readers with trustworthy, accurate and reliable news.
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