Hatfields Beach, Orewa

23 days ago

Celia Hay's - NZ Wine Guide (2nd Edition)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

A little knowledge on New Zealand wine can go a long way in helping people understand their palate better. Our students studying hospitality management and cookery are looking forward to discovering more about wine from Celia Hay’s New Zealand Wine Guide.

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25 days ago

*Win* Happy Mother's Day Neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Competition alert! Mother's Day might be a little different this year and here at Neighbourly, we want to make the day a bit more special - that's why we're giving away five SOS Business vouchers worth $100 each to use in your local businesses!

All you've got to do is tell … View more
Competition alert! Mother's Day might be a little different this year and here at Neighbourly, we want to make the day a bit more special - that's why we're giving away five SOS Business vouchers worth $100 each to use in your local businesses!

All you've got to do is tell us how you're celebrating your Mum - or a special woman in your life - with the constraints of lockdown (or how you'd like to share the love once we're in Level 2).

Comment below to enter, hurry though, entries close tonight 11.59pm Sunday 10th May 2020.
T&Cs apply.

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23 days ago

Building Coverage

Paul from Establish Planning

The part of the net site area covered by buildings.

Includes:
• overhanging or cantilevered parts of buildings
• any part of the eaves or spouting that projects more than 750mm horizontally from the exterior wall of the building
• accessory buildings.

Excludes:
• uncovered … View more
The part of the net site area covered by buildings.

Includes:
• overhanging or cantilevered parts of buildings
• any part of the eaves or spouting that projects more than 750mm horizontally from the exterior wall of the building
• accessory buildings.

Excludes:
• uncovered swimming pools
• pergolas
• uncovered decks
• open structures that are not buildings.

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24 days ago

Join Healthy For Life this Saturday!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the … View more
It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy For Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
Find out more

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24 days ago

Experience the colours of Aotearoa

The Team from Resene ColorShop Silverdale

Resene is proud to be supporting the 17th annual NZ Art Show - this year with a twist! More than 150 emerging contemporary artists are set to inspire any art collector in this dynamic virtual exhibition.

This new initiative is the brainchild of the show as it embraces the opportunity to continue … View more
Resene is proud to be supporting the 17th annual NZ Art Show - this year with a twist! More than 150 emerging contemporary artists are set to inspire any art collector in this dynamic virtual exhibition.

This new initiative is the brainchild of the show as it embraces the opportunity to continue to support some of NZ’s hottest new artists on the art scene despite the limitations of Covid-19 lockdown.

All artists have been selected by a panel of experts, promising quality and talent deserved of any collection. Art lovers can be assured that they can purchase with confidence, liaising directly with the artists.

Visitors can explore new artworks by some of the show’s favourite and most successful artists including Jane Blackmore, Runa + Holly, Tanya Blong, Joel Hart and Nikki Corbishley while discovering the hottest and newest artists on the NZ Arts scene. Glass works by the talented Richard Landers (a crowd favourite at last year’s show) also feature, alongside contemporary photographic works, exquisite and traditional watercolours, gorgeous florals, and artworks that provoke thought and conversation.

Go to artshow.co.nz where you can browse and purchase hundreds of original artworks all from the comfort of your own home from May 1st. Show your support and help keep the arts alive and active in NZ!

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25 days ago

Reduce your isolation energy bills

ECCA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more

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28 days ago

Contract workers cleaning council offices have pay cut by 20pc

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Imagine you were waiting for the promise of the Living Wage to be delivered, but instead got a 20pc pay cut. That's happened to staff employed by contractors to clean Auckland Council premises. Read the story below:

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27 days ago

Are you ready for next week's water restrictions

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, From Saturday next week, outdoor water use will be banned, as water levels fall to 46 per cent due to ongoing drought. Do you think you can do your bit to use less water ? Read the story below:

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26 days ago

Time to decorate?

Resene

You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our … View more
You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our free online help service, Ask a Technical Expert, or Ask a Colour Expert or call 0800 RESENE 737 363.
Shop online

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26 days ago

Enjoy Europe Day with a hamper of European goodies!

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do … View more
9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do anything in person, we wanted to bring Europe to you. Answer our quiz and be in to win a $75 hamper from our friends at Le Marche Francais.

To find out more about the European Union (and maybe even the answers!) find us on @EUinNZ.
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27 days ago

Over 60s Lunch Group

Eve from Orewa

Looks like we will be in level 2 next week, but I don’t think we will have a lunch for a while yet, as it’s pretty hard for a Resturant to have 20-30 people all at once, although you are allowed groups of 100, I think at our age we should wait until we see how things go, hopefully we will have … View moreLooks like we will be in level 2 next week, but I don’t think we will have a lunch for a while yet, as it’s pretty hard for a Resturant to have 20-30 people all at once, although you are allowed groups of 100, I think at our age we should wait until we see how things go, hopefully we will have lunch next month, what a celebration that will be
Will keep you updated, in the meantime, stay safe and stay well

26 days ago

Nominate your Kind Neighbour and win!

AMI Insurance

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community, or has shown kindness during lockdown? Head over to the AMI Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 Prezzy® card! Nominate now

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27 days ago

** UPDATE ON YOUR ORDERS **

Kings Plant Barn Silverdale

Thank you so much for all your phone and online orders over the last week – judging by the sheer number, it’s clear everyone is missing their Kings fix.

We wanted to let you know that our teams are working as fast as possible to get orders out, but it is likely that there will be delays in … View more
Thank you so much for all your phone and online orders over the last week – judging by the sheer number, it’s clear everyone is missing their Kings fix.

We wanted to let you know that our teams are working as fast as possible to get orders out, but it is likely that there will be delays in getting your order to you.

Timings:
Online orders will take up to 7 working days to be delivered⠀
Click & Collect orders will be processed within 24 hours

Providing amazing customer service is really important to us, so we felt it was important to be upfront – and to ask for your patience and understanding as we do our best in Level 3 conditions.

One final note - if you’re trying to reach us by phone and can’t get through, please do keep trying as the phone lines are running hot at the moment!

#kingsplantbarn #workinghardforyou #thanksforyoursupport

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26 days ago

How many houses can you develop on your Mixed Housing zoned site?

Paul from Establish Planning

Up to three dwellings are permitted as of right subject to compliance with the standards. This is to ensure a quality outcome for adjoining sites and the neighbourhood, as well as residents within the development site. Resource consent is required for four or more dwellings and for other specified … View moreUp to three dwellings are permitted as of right subject to compliance with the standards. This is to ensure a quality outcome for adjoining sites and the neighbourhood, as well as residents within the development site. Resource consent is required for four or more dwellings and for other specified buildings.

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26 days ago

Paint a school desk

The Team from Resene ColorShop Silverdale

Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a … View more
Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a great way to introduce pops of colour that you might not be brave enough to attempt on a larger scale.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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