Orewa, Orewa

8 days ago

Two-Nine-Five – A Golf Retreat!

Wendy from Roger Sumich

Two-Nine-Five - inspired by Caribbean concrete villas, where longevity and luxury meet. With north-facing views of the Gulf Harbour Country Club (a world-class Robert Trent Jones Jr designed course) and south back to Rangitoto and Auckland city, you will be spoilt for choice. An easy walk to the … View moreTwo-Nine-Five - inspired by Caribbean concrete villas, where longevity and luxury meet. With north-facing views of the Gulf Harbour Country Club (a world-class Robert Trent Jones Jr designed course) and south back to Rangitoto and Auckland city, you will be spoilt for choice. An easy walk to the fairways, or spend some time relaxing with a wine in the club clubhouse or café.

Set out over three levels, the four bedroom, office, 4 living and 4-car garaging home tempers modern touches with timeless design. From the moment you enter the property a choice of formal and informal living spaces open up to vast alfresco decks from almost every room.


At over 548sqm, there is just too many features to list, and the home lends itself to extended family living, au pair, or even two families sharing.



With the Americas Cup now confirmed, this home would make a fabulous base with easy access to the Hauraki Gulf. If you are looking for a base as an executive retreat, or guest accommodation, you won’t beat the value here.
Whether you are already a Coastie, or looking for a lifestyle move, give me a call and I look forward to chatting.


Roger Sumich

029 6666 66 66

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8 days ago

Land Clearing

Dorothy from Stanmore Bay

Does anyone know what's happening on at the hill on the west side of Arkles Bay? All the vegetation is being cleared, leaving only the bare earth. It's happened several times in past years, but then the land is just left and everything grows back again.

10 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

9 days ago

See what’s tucked away in our basement

The Team from Auckland Museum

For the first time ever we’re letting you behind closed doors, where many of our never before seen objects are stored. Be one of the first to experience our new Secret Museum Tour, operating daily from Monday 6 July.

Throughout the tour, your guide will also reveal how we look after our … View more
For the first time ever we’re letting you behind closed doors, where many of our never before seen objects are stored. Be one of the first to experience our new Secret Museum Tour, operating daily from Monday 6 July.

Throughout the tour, your guide will also reveal how we look after our priceless collections and how they are kept safe for future generations.

What’s waiting for you down there? Book today and find out! Tickets are limited.
Book now

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9 days ago

Mid Winter Mischief and Magic

Birkenhead Village

4-19 July Over 15+ Free Family fun events!

For your daily dose of mischief, magic or music follow the free magical events popping up all over the village from the Mall to the Library and everywhere In between.

Loads of Magical Mid Winter Fun!
Find out more

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9 days ago

Facebook

Sarndra from Red Beach

Wanting advice on how to access my page since FB updated their format - now unable to access my personal or biz page despite weeks of paid computer expertise . Also need person familiar with Mail Chimp to assist in setting up and going forward. If you are a website whizz love to hear from you to … View moreWanting advice on how to access my page since FB updated their format - now unable to access my personal or biz page despite weeks of paid computer expertise . Also need person familiar with Mail Chimp to assist in setting up and going forward. If you are a website whizz love to hear from you to take on existing website.

9 days ago

Which is your favourite rose variety? We’d love to know

Kings Plant Barn Silverdale

Our new season roses are in-store now and we’ve got almost any colour you could wish for – from classic whites, pinks and reds to dramatic deep purples, yellows and oranges.

While they’re not blooming yet, if you plant soon you’ll see gorgeous flowers from spring until autumn.

To give … View more
Our new season roses are in-store now and we’ve got almost any colour you could wish for – from classic whites, pinks and reds to dramatic deep purples, yellows and oranges.

While they’re not blooming yet, if you plant soon you’ll see gorgeous flowers from spring until autumn.

To give your roses the best start, make sure you pick the right spot in your garden. Roses need at least 6 hours of sun a day and prefer free-draining soil that’s rich in organic matter.

Shop our rose collection online or in-store now.

Looking for a specific variety? Call us to see if we can source it for you!

#roses #rosecare #rosegarden

9 days ago

Poll: What do you think of a school calling police on a boy who shot a toy gun?

Denise Piper Reporter from Rodney Times

A Northland school called police after a boy shot a toy plastic gun on the playground. The boy's mother says the treatment was over the top but the ministry says it was correct. What do you think?

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What do you think of a school calling police on a boy who shot a toy gun?
  • 33.3% It's unfair; it was just a toy
    33.3% Complete
  • 52.4% It's reasonable; even toy guns should not be tolerated
    52.4% Complete
  • 14.3% The school should have explained its gun policy before doing this
    14.3% Complete
  • 0% Other (please explain in comments below)
    0% Complete
21 votes
10 days ago

School Holiday Fun

Kim from Orewa

Great selection of art classes and craft activities this July Holiday programme. Together with a FREE family friendly open day on Saturday 18 July. From Kite making to painting, badge making and weaving.

10 days ago

Providing a Quality Education in a Caring Environment

Birkdale Intermediate

Hi Neighbours,

Come along and tour the school. See how we engage students through specialist teaching in all subject areas, low-class sizes, strong focus on numeracy and literacy while still offering a vast range of extra-curricular opportunities.

Open Evening – Thursday 20 August 6.30pm
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Hi Neighbours,

Come along and tour the school. See how we engage students through specialist teaching in all subject areas, low-class sizes, strong focus on numeracy and literacy while still offering a vast range of extra-curricular opportunities.

Open Evening – Thursday 20 August 6.30pm

Our vision is to provide quality education in a caring environment. We are a school committed to both academic and personal development. We balance academic work with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities to develop confident strong young people ready to contribute to society.
Learn more

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10 days ago

Are you ready to get Upcycling?

Resene

The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose … View more
The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose altogether, or just to give it an ‘extreme makeover'. Consider using the school holidays to get Upcycling with the smaller members of your household - or use the next rainy day to drag out the paint and your creativity!

In the meantime, check out some of the creative cookies from last year.
Pick your paints

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18 days ago

Learn to Play Mahjong

Dil from Red Beach

LEARN TO PLAY MAHJONG
Private tuitions to teach you to play Mahjong.
3 turns of 2 hours each for $120.00 only.
Group concessions considered.

Price: $120

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