Hatfields Beach, Orewa

28 days ago

Wondering if you could put a Minor Dwelling on your site?

Paul from Establish Planning

The Single House Zone and most Rural Zones allow for Minor Dwellings under the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Purpose 👇

• to provide accommodation that is limited in size and secondary to the principal dwelling on a site;
• to ensure that sufficient outdoor living space is provided for the … View more
The Single House Zone and most Rural Zones allow for Minor Dwellings under the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Purpose 👇

• to provide accommodation that is limited in size and secondary to the principal dwelling on a site;
• to ensure that sufficient outdoor living space is provided for the minor dwelling;
• to ensure there is no more than one minor dwelling on each site.

(1) A minor dwelling must not exceed a floor area of 65m2 excluding decks and garaging.
(2) A minor dwelling must have an outdoor living space that is:
at least 5m2 for a studio or one-bedroom dwelling and 8m2 for a two or more bedroom dwelling; and least 1.8m in depth; and directly accessible from the minor dwelling.
(3) There must be no more than one minor dwelling per site.

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27 days ago

Maximise your outdoor space!

Shade Design

At Shade Design we are a family-focused company along with offering the best products and service at the most affordable prices in the industry.

With our experienced and friendly team, we pride ourselves on making sure you only have the best experience working with us and that you can’t help … View more
At Shade Design we are a family-focused company along with offering the best products and service at the most affordable prices in the industry.

With our experienced and friendly team, we pride ourselves on making sure you only have the best experience working with us and that you can’t help yourself but tell all your family and friends.

With our custom aluminium frames and awnings, we stand by our products and offer a 5-year warranty.
Find out more

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28 days ago

Think about cleaning over winter!

Kim from TK Revive Ltd

Remember to look at cleaning your house, windows & outdoor areas over winter;
1) All mold, foliage & dirt comes off better when wet
2) Water tanks are full

The same for light washes of cedar homes & decks, if you need a light wash contact us today!

Take care everyone - TK Revive

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28 days ago

Amazing like new cedar!!

Kim from TK Revive Ltd

Two very happy clients. One just prior to lockdown, another just finished. Thank you so much! We love our clients, they are just awesome & so supportive!

28 days ago

More than a wine Guide!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

More than a wine guide...Thank you Bob Campbell MW. We really appreciate your support!
Bob Campbell MW is New Zealand's leading wine writer.

Article by - The Real Review

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28 days ago

7 Ways To Make Maths Fun

NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale

When children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here… View moreWhen children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here are 7 creative ways to thread maths into your child’s day to day activities, to spark a love of numbers:
Head over to our blog.

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28 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel go missing?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not… View more
Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not been an issue. If you would like to add detail or comment, please email me. Thank you.

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Have you had a courier parcel go missing?
  • 16.1% Yes, parcel not found
    16.1% Complete
  • 83.9% No, all parcels accounted for
    83.9% Complete
1473 votes
28 days ago

Had a clear out but it didn't quite go to plan??

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Had a clear out but it didn't quite go to plan??
We can help!!! Give us a call on 027 688 4080.
Storage & More, Snells Beach (the big green shed)! NO minimum rental time. NO deposit required. NO hidden charges - just friendly, helpful service the old fashion way!

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37 days ago

Is a Big Mac/Flat White better than new community amenities?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Would you rather have a Big Mac or Flat White, or new infrastructure and amenities for your rates dollars. In a recent Neighbourly poll 83.3 per cent opted for a rates freeze. Is that best for Auckland? Read the story below:

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33 days ago

Win free driving lessons for your teen!

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

While your teenager has got some time at home, why not encourage them to study for their driver license and become a great kiwi driver! Register your teen on Drive App for all the information they need to know about the Learner License Programme. We also offer workshops to help you along the way. … View moreWhile your teenager has got some time at home, why not encourage them to study for their driver license and become a great kiwi driver! Register your teen on Drive App for all the information they need to know about the Learner License Programme. We also offer workshops to help you along the way. Learn more and take the quiz to be into win three free driving lessons.

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40 days ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Anzac Day holiday is just around the corner. Remember all council kerbside collections will be collected a day later and will return to normal on Monday 4 May.

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28 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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28 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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29 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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