Papakura, Papakura

3 hours ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and … View moreHave you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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2 days ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. … View more
Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

1 hour ago

Wheels, Tracks, Rollers Endorsement

Tony from W,T,R Training & Endorsement

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2 hours ago

Celebrating Matariki

The Team from Auckland Museum

This week marks the rise of Matariki in the pre-dawn sky and signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. Here at Tāmaki Paenga Hira we've compiled a range of Matariki content for you to explore. Watch Amiria Puia-Taylor, Precious Clark and Pio Terei share their whakaaro (thoughts) on … View moreThis week marks the rise of Matariki in the pre-dawn sky and signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. Here at Tāmaki Paenga Hira we've compiled a range of Matariki content for you to explore. Watch Amiria Puia-Taylor, Precious Clark and Pio Terei share their whakaaro (thoughts) on Matariki and this winter season of gathering, remembering and renewing. Hear from Te Whai Smith about her mahi at Tāmaki Paenga Hira in te reo Māori, and view Sonia Snowden’s kete reminding us Matariki is a time to honour the plants used in weaving and be mindful of the resources Papatuanuku provides.

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8 hours ago

Goff confirms proposed 3.5 rates rise and 500+ job cuts

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The likely shape of Auckland Council's Emergency Budget is clearer with the mayor releasing his proposal for Thursday's final debate. Has he got it right ? Read the story below.

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8 hours ago

What do you think of local MP Judith Collins becoming the leader of the National Party?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Papakura Courier

Hi neighbours, long-time Papakura MP Judith Collins is the new leader of the National Party. What do you, as her constituents, think of her election? What has Collins achieved for the area in her 18 years representing Papakura in Parliament? Share your thoughts in the comments below or by emailing … View moreHi neighbours, long-time Papakura MP Judith Collins is the new leader of the National Party. What do you, as her constituents, think of her election? What has Collins achieved for the area in her 18 years representing Papakura in Parliament? Share your thoughts in the comments below or by emailing brittany.keogh@stuff.co.nz.

4 hours ago

What's On: Tree Pruning & Care Workshop

Adrian from Albany Heights

Learn all the basics in an interactive manner at this very popular 2hr workshop. Includes entry to Sculpture Gardens. $20 p/p pay on the day (very popular; booking advised 09-420-5655)
Tree Pruning & Care Workshop
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens
7 hours ago

Your dog might be older (in human years) than you realise

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Think you know how old your dog is? Think again.

Multiplying by seven isn't accurate, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and other leading health institutions across the country have now debunked that common belief.

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Hi neighbours,

Think you know how old your dog is? Think again.

Multiplying by seven isn't accurate, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and other leading health institutions across the country have now debunked that common belief.

According to their findings, a one-year-old dog is similar to a 31-year-old human.

To read about the how to calculate our dog's age, click here

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6 hours ago

Do you know an amazing gardener?

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the… View more
NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the area to bring back birds, or a group of neighbours doing a great job in their community garden. Nominate them today!

Click here and tell us why they deserve to be this year's Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.

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6 days ago

How much should your council rates rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, With one week until Auckland Councillors decide this year's rates rise, and the size of the Covid-19 hit Emergency Budget, public feedback on rates is fairly evenly split. How much do you think your's should rise? Read the story below:

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2 days ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

17 hours ago

Together we can love local

The Team from Auckland Council

Have your say on our three-year local board plan and help us shape the future of your community. Have your say

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17 hours ago

Prolong the life of your window dressings.

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services Ltd

Is your home becoming musty with being closed tightly to keep the cold out and the warmth in? Is mould/mildew appearing on your curtains and blinds?

Trust Textile Curtain Cleaning, the locally owned and operated business to clean and sanitise your curtains and fabric blinds.

We can quickly … View more
Is your home becoming musty with being closed tightly to keep the cold out and the warmth in? Is mould/mildew appearing on your curtains and blinds?

Trust Textile Curtain Cleaning, the locally owned and operated business to clean and sanitise your curtains and fabric blinds.

We can quickly improve the health of your home by professionally cleaning your curtains and blinds.

We offer
- simple all-inclusive pricing, no hidden charges
- Mildew and mould removal
- full-service or discount for dropping in
- complimentary temporary curtains

Contact your friendly local professionals NOW.
Ph 09 473 5350, Hibiscus Coast 09 426 4690 or Email: info@textilecleaning.co.nz
Find out more

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1 day ago

Be quick and grab your Holiday Deal!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Takanini

Hi Neighbours,
Get in quick! This week is your last week to grab yourself a bargain at your Red Cross Shop. Our school holiday deals are coming to end, so make sure you visit your Red Cross Shop and treat yourself to some pre-loved goods.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

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