Red Hill, Papakura

2 hours ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
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2 hours ago

Northern Pathway: Westhaven to Akoranga

NZ Transport Agency

Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we … View more
Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we encourage you to go online for more information, and to provide us with your feedback. We are continuing to progress this project as infrastructure will play a critical role in the economic recovery of New Zealand.

Visit: www.nzta.govt.nz/Northern-Pathway to read more about the updated design and complete the online survey.
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2 hours ago

Northern Pathway: Westhaven to Akoranga

Port Group

Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we … View more
Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we encourage you to go online for more information, and to provide us with your feedback. We are continuing to progress this project as infrastructure will play a critical role in the economic recovery of New Zealand.

Visit: www.nzta.govt.nz/Northern-Pathway to read more about the updated design and complete the online survey.
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2 hours ago

We're all parked up!

Papakura Toyota

Like you, we're in lockdown mode. But our website remains open 24/7 and we'll be here for you when things start getting back to normal. In the meantime, keep safe, be sensible and look after each other. Find out more

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3 days ago

Bottling Jars Needed

Denise from Opaheke

Hello everyone, I pray this finds you well, healthy and safe!
I am reaching out to see if anyone has any empty jars with lids that they would like to donate for our charitable trust fundraising project we are doing. We are making chutney and jams and are in need of jars. If you have any and want … View more
Hello everyone, I pray this finds you well, healthy and safe!
I am reaching out to see if anyone has any empty jars with lids that they would like to donate for our charitable trust fundraising project we are doing. We are making chutney and jams and are in need of jars. If you have any and want to donate please reach out and let me know. I can arrange pick up from your door step or driveway to keep safe!

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2 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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2 days ago

A simple guide for dog walkers during lockdown

The Team from Auckland Council

There are more than 100,000 registered dog owners in Auckland. That’s a lot of dogs that still need their daily walks to maintain their health and wellbeing. But what guidelines apply to dog walking during the lockdown period? Click on 'Read More' below to find out:

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6 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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1 day 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)
Visit us online

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1 day ago

Sunday Star-Times

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

In these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. Sunday Star Times provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain … View moreIn these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. Sunday Star Times provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as the situation evolves.

If you want to receive Sunday Star Times delivered to your home, you can visit Sunday Star-Times.

You can also sign up for Stuff’s Covid-19 newsletter here, so you get a daily update on the latest developments delivered straight to your email address.

Tell our editorial team what’s going on in your community - please send an email to newstips@stuff.co.nz.
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1 day ago

Reach out to those who need help

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need … View more
Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/reachout

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3 days ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

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4 days ago

When social distancing makes things closer

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Social distancing is the new buzzword, but out in semi-rural areas the end result seems to be that people are "closer". Do you notice a greater enjoyment in random social greetings? Read the column below:

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1 day ago

Growing an edible garden

Possum Bourne Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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2 days ago

After the virus

Brian from Papakura

NZ had Sars back in 2003, Swineflu in 2009, Covid in 2020. It is very probable we will get hit with another pandemic before 2030, only 10 years away. Back at the time of the Swineflu we also had the Global Financial Crisis, 2 Christchurch earthquakes, the Kaikoura earthquake etc. The government of … View moreNZ had Sars back in 2003, Swineflu in 2009, Covid in 2020. It is very probable we will get hit with another pandemic before 2030, only 10 years away. Back at the time of the Swineflu we also had the Global Financial Crisis, 2 Christchurch earthquakes, the Kaikoura earthquake etc. The government of the day borrowed heavily to get us through, increasing debt to 25%. It took 7 year to claw debt back to below 20% and get the government back to a surplus. During this time there were complaints about lack of spending and too much debt. By the end of this crisis we will have less employed, many companies gone under, many others surviving but much smaller, many more benefits being paid out, many more claims on the government. Government debt is likely to be well over 50% with much reduced income and yearly deficits. Yet it is important it gets it's deficit back into surplus and it debt back to 20-30% and fast. It needs to be ready for the next crisis. Whatever government wins the next election, it is going to have to make hard and unpopular decisions. It is going to have to tighten it's belt like never before. Can NZers get behind them or are we going to undercut them at every turn as they did to the Key government working with trying circumstances. If we don't, the next big crisis, or pandemic, is going to find us unprepared and vulnerable like never before without the ability of the government of the time to cushion us from it.

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