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5 days ago

A very important Covid-19 safety message from NZ police

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. … View more
Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. Please, stay home. Let's break the chain and save lives. If we follow the rules, we'll end this lockdown sooner. Let's slay this dragon, and get back to doing the things we love, like eating pies."
Click the link below to watch the video.

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4 days ago

Time on Your Hands? Make the most of it

Lawrence from Orewa

I just saw an ad on here from a neighbour looking to kill time. It struck me that a lot of folks could be bored at home and in a similar poistion.
If you are one of those and interested in starting something new have you considered an online business?
You don't need stock and you don't … View more
I just saw an ad on here from a neighbour looking to kill time. It struck me that a lot of folks could be bored at home and in a similar poistion.
If you are one of those and interested in starting something new have you considered an online business?
You don't need stock and you don't need a capital outlay. All you need is an Internet connection, a computer and a willingness to learn and apply what you learn.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a get rich quick scheme - it is a sustainable business that needs application.
Free to look for as long as you want.

www.wealthyaffiliate.com...

Contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely
Lawrence

5 days ago

WHEN THIS LOCK DOWN IS ALL OVER...

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

WHEN THIS LOCK DOWN IS ALL OVER...
The first 5 people who will comment/reply on this post receives from me during the course of 2020 a surprise! Either treating you a lunch, some yummy treats, a movie, a card, a book—it will be something that you will hopefully appreciate & enjoy. The only … View more
WHEN THIS LOCK DOWN IS ALL OVER...
The first 5 people who will comment/reply on this post receives from me during the course of 2020 a surprise! Either treating you a lunch, some yummy treats, a movie, a card, a book—it will be something that you will hopefully appreciate & enjoy. The only condition is you MUST do the same by posting this on your Neighbourly page and FOLLOW THROUGH with a random act of kindness to five other people. And don't hesitate to comment because you're afraid of treating someone to something nice - it doesn't have to be something big and expensive. Just thoughtful, lift each other up!

Let's see who my 5 are! 🙂

#PayItForward #SpreadJoyAndPositivity #lifeinthetimeofcorona

4 days ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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5 days ago

Reach out

Roy Neighbourly Lead from Army Bay

Please share this so that those that need the extra help with food have access -

1. Auckland City Mission Foodbank - If you need a food parcel call ACM 09 303 9266 and speak to the Crisis Care team. You will then be given a time to collect from ACM distribution centre at 15 Auburn Street, off … View more
Please share this so that those that need the extra help with food have access -

1. Auckland City Mission Foodbank - If you need a food parcel call ACM 09 303 9266 and speak to the Crisis Care team. You will then be given a time to collect from ACM distribution centre at 15 Auburn Street, off Boston road in Grafton. Everyone must take ID with them.

2. Salvation army food parcels - Contact the Mt Wellington Salvation Army Community Ministry 09 379 7615 – or their local Salvation Army Community Ministry (ring 0800 53 00 00 to find your local ministry). You will be given a time to collect your food parcel.

3. Presbyterian Support Northern - Call 09 309 2054 to arrange a pick up at 8 Madeira Lane, Grafton. Strictly no walk-ins and collections are strictly between 11-12am Mon-Fri.

4. St Vincent De Paul in Newton Branch – Call 09 815 6122 or email – Auckland@stvinnies.co.nz and they can deliver a food parcel.

5. Nga Whare Waatea Marae - Open Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm. Head to the Marae at 31 Calthorp Close, Mangere with ID. Wait in car and staff will get to each person one at a time, asking relevant questions as needed.

6. Papakura Marae Foodbank - Open Mon-Fri 10am-2.30pm, 09 297 2036. Please phone to request a food parcel, someone will ring you back to do a phone interview, then food will be delivered. Only deliveries to Papakura and Manurewa areas currently.

7. Orakei Foodbank - Call 521 5712 and leave message on voicemail with details of how many in family etc. Parcels are only delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays to Orakei, Kohi and Mission Bay.

8. St Marks Church in Pakuranga are still open but only focusing on those in Pakuranga . You can contact them directly via their contact page on their website or emailing stmarks@xtra.co.nz

9. Hills Church on Hillsborough Road can be emailed at office@hillschurch.nz Please provide details on your needs and they will do their best to provide a food parcel. Hills Church has also offered to go shopping for those that cannot leave home due to self-isolation.

5 days ago

Northridge, enquire about a lifestyle here!

Northridge Estate

Welcome to a wonderful new residential community, selling now.

Nestled in the hills of South-East Auckland, Northridge will offer the perfect balance of country and city living. Enjoy a tranquil yet convenient location, with all your favourite amenities nearby.

Under construction right now … View more
Welcome to a wonderful new residential community, selling now.

Nestled in the hills of South-East Auckland, Northridge will offer the perfect balance of country and city living. Enjoy a tranquil yet convenient location, with all your favourite amenities nearby.

Under construction right now are some fantastic new homes, showing you the possibilities of a vibrant lifestyle here. Built for alfresco living using premium materials - come and see for yourself.

Lot sizes from 1,067m2
House & land packages from $1,325,000

Disclaimer: At this stage of the development, the information on this page is for reference only and may be subject to change.

Northridge, Truly living!

Call Bruce to discuss the latest buying options available: 022 1663 363.
(Enquire here)
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6 days ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale

April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am… View more
April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am

Intermediate Challenge

2pm

Senior Challenge

7pm

Answers will be posted the following day.

See you on the 1st of April.

J
6 days ago

Condolences

Jayne from Orewa

Day 5 of lockdown and a sad day with condolences to the community of Greymouth; and most especially the family of the woman who died from covid-19 yesterday. Now more than ever it is important to stay at home and fight this virus. Stay well neighbours - Jayne

6 days ago

Finding our Alert Level 4 routine

New Zealand Government

This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to… View more
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.

Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.

Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.

We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.

Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.

Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
Read more now

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6 days ago

Temporary closure of service due to lock-down

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services Ltd

The staff at Textile Cleaning Services would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and hope you all keep safe over the next month.

We will be temporarily closing over this lock-down period, however you can still contact us through our website or by email to make a booking … View more
The staff at Textile Cleaning Services would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and hope you all keep safe over the next month.

We will be temporarily closing over this lock-down period, however you can still contact us through our website or by email to make a booking and we will service your requirements as soon as we re-open.

Thank you.
Find out more.

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7 days ago

Maths Awards Week 8 EducateMaths

Principal Director from EducateNZ - Maths Tutoring

Maths Achievers Week 8 Term 1 2020 EducateMaths
It has been a challenging week and no doubt for you too.


All Tutors with EducateMaths have their students changed over to online conference sessions. There are no - in a physical room maths sessions currently.



With this 'lock down' and … View more
Maths Achievers Week 8 Term 1 2020 EducateMaths
It has been a challenging week and no doubt for you too.


All Tutors with EducateMaths have their students changed over to online conference sessions. There are no - in a physical room maths sessions currently.



With this 'lock down' and given the financial uncertainty, EducateMaths tutors have agreed to offer Maths Conference tutorials at significantly reduced fees. This has been well received by parents. Parents will receive a 1 hour break from their child and their child will receive maths learning at their child's level.



Please find below the certificate winners for Week 8.

Please note, because of Covid-19 and no physical face to face sessions, I have had to use previous achiever photo's. Hopefully I will receive photo's from parents to publish next week.



Week 8 Term 1 Secondary / Intermediate Awardees



Gold Achievement certificate:

Che` Y9 6 Modules 2 Merit 4 Excellence - 16 points



Silver Achievement certificate:

Toni Y9 8 Modules 4 Achieved 2 Merit 2 Excellence - 14 points



Bronze Achievement:

Kaelah Y8 8 Modules 6 Achieved 2 Excellence - 12 points



Primary and Intermediate Certificate Awardees



Gold Certificate:

Mya Y8, Kristian Y4, Briana Y5 5.72 weeks Maths Age progress

Trey Y6 434 minutes maths practice

Greer Y7 15 Maths Progressions



Silver Certificate:

Trey Y6, Camryn Y5 4.68 weeks Maths age progress

Aalijah Y7 267 minutes Maths Practice

Sarcha Y5 13 Maths progression



Bronze Certificate:

Julia Y5 4.16 weeks Maths Age progress

Julia Y5 242 minutes Maths Practice

Daniel Y6 12 Maths Progressions



EducateMaths congratulates the above students on their maths practice, achievement and progress in Week 8



If you want to know more about EducateMaths and how we are supporting students with this lock down, please call Steve Cornelius

mob 0272295622:

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16 days ago

No more trips to the library, rec centres or council facilities for 14 days

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council will close most of its community facilities for 14 days to prevent any spread of Coronavirus. How will that affect you, and what could alternatives be? Read the story below:

14 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand … View more
Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2020 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
“A very humble man who has been sponsoring any and every cause that has been requested for well over 40 years. He sponsors so many causes in and outside of the neighborhood, goes out of his way to get the meal to the hungry animals, works through the night to fill orders, even on public holidays he steps in and runs the factory single handed to allow his staff time off. He is well past retirement but dedicated to keeping hungry animals supplied with food. No order is too big or too small for his fantastic team.”

AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
“Part of our lives for so many years. They offer a great business, post centre, the BEST fresh flowers and fruit & veg. I have NEVER known them to take a holiday. Kind and genuinely caring people who add so much to our community. You could not find a better Local Business Hero!”

WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”

BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
“The owners, Tony & Julie, are great at communicating and continually ask their customers if they stock the products they want, and if they don’t, they then get it in. They have a very friendly manner and their Managers and Staff are all attentive. Thanks to Tony & Julie for choosing Pyes Pa, you have fitted in well.”

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
“The staff are friendly and helpful.Also the owners will order in whatever is required,if it is not currently on their shelves.”

TARANAKI: Down to Earth
“As well as a range of healthy tasty foodstuffs and quality herbal supplements, they also provide a range of products to help with sustainable living. They have recently introduced a "bring-you-own-container" refill facility for dishwasher, shampoo and other cleaners. However the best thing about this store is the excellent service. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly word, offers of help, etc. It is always a pleasure to shop here.”

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
“Margaret and Veejay go out of their way to make sure customers get the freshest fruit and veggies in town and if they don't have what you want will ring around to source it for you. Despite being robbed and stabbed in daylight, they were open for business as usual the next day. They are held in high esteem locally.”

WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
“This man got out of Viet Nam by himself when he was13, sailed on a boat and spent time in camps before coming to NZ. He could not speak english. He purchased a local dairy and over the years has totally transformed and enlarged it providing employment to a number of locals. He is the ultimate friendly shopkeeper.”

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
“They deliver my prescriptions to me as I’m often unable to get them. They always make sure nothing I'm prescribed interacts with anything and they always explain how to take my meds thoroughly to me, which is important as I've had a brain stem stroke and somedays my brain is scrambled. Cath is wonderful at dropping them off for me. They do a really important and medically serious job with kindness"

CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
“The Vege Shop on Stourbridge is just the best little local biz in town. Mark and his wife Des always have a smile and time for a yarn. We feel so fortunate to have them just around the corner. They are awesome!”

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
“John is fantastic!!! He does everything from carpet repairs to chimney sweeping and pest control. I have him listed in my phone as John Everything! He has a brilliant attitude and has even come on public holidays at short notice.”

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 11.2% NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
    11.2% Complete
  • 14.8% AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
    14.8% Complete
  • 7.4% WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
    7.4% Complete
  • 4.3% BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
    4.3% Complete
  • 6.3% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
    6.3% Complete
  • 5% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    5% Complete
  • 14% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
    14% Complete
  • 18.5% WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
    18.5% Complete
  • 4.2% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
    4.2% Complete
  • 11.9% CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
    11.9% Complete
  • 2.5% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
    2.5% Complete
3103 votes
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13 days ago

In Recognition

Jayne from Orewa

A BIG shout out to supermarket and retail staff - thank you for providing what are essential services to the community. Please be kind to these AWESOME folk who are are working 7 day and double shifts so we can get our groceries.
Cheers Jayne (Orewa)

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