Piha - Karekare, Piha

15 days ago

How could Light Rail have gone so wrong?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The Mayor, council and government all gave it the green light, 3-4 years ago, and light rail was advancing. So why is it back to square one. Who do you think is responsible? Read the story below:

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14 days ago

It's National Volunteer Week!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Henderson

This National Volunteer Week, we’re recognising all the amazing volunteers who form the backbone of emergency response in Aotearoa and support their communites every day.
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!
When Aotearoa faces challenging times, Kiwis always step up to support people in need. Volunteers … View more
This National Volunteer Week, we’re recognising all the amazing volunteers who form the backbone of emergency response in Aotearoa and support their communites every day.
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!
When Aotearoa faces challenging times, Kiwis always step up to support people in need. Volunteers are instrumental in ensuring that we get through, together.

“Every day, a network of 11,000 Red Cross volunteers and members across the country help us respond to disasters, settle new Kiwis, help run our shops, deliver Meals on Wheels, teach former refugees how to drive, sew curtains for families in need, and so much more. Last financial year, Red Cross volunteers gave close to 120,000 hours of their time. They are the hands and feet of almost everything we accomplish,” says Niamh Lawless, our Secretary General.

Please click on "Read More" to read Justine's story.

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14 days ago

Have you signed up to get free gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we go undercover with tips and tools for glasshouses. It’s time to make your bird-friendly garden count, prune fruit trees, watch out for frosty weather, move seedlings under cover and pick celery before disease strikes.
Plus make your own hanging chandelier planter and … View more
In this week’s issue we go undercover with tips and tools for glasshouses. It’s time to make your bird-friendly garden count, prune fruit trees, watch out for frosty weather, move seedlings under cover and pick celery before disease strikes.
Plus make your own hanging chandelier planter and follow Jane Packer’s advice to decorate your kitchen and dining spaces with flowers. Be in to win Jane Packer Flowers and the NZ House & Garden July issue.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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14 days ago

We’re here!

Nido

Hello Westies!

After 19 months of construction, the big blue building, Nido is finally (half) open!

Our founder, Vinod Kumar has been a retailer in West Auckland for over 30 years.

Nido is so proud to have made its home in the West. Vinod has already seen and met so many of you in the … View more
Hello Westies!

After 19 months of construction, the big blue building, Nido is finally (half) open!

Our founder, Vinod Kumar has been a retailer in West Auckland for over 30 years.

Nido is so proud to have made its home in the West. Vinod has already seen and met so many of you in the store and we thank you for your support.

Nido is New Zealand’s largest retail store providing Kiwis all they need for their home.

Currently, only Stage 1 is open where you will find homewares, bedding, kitchenware, accessories and more. Stage 2 will boast 100 showrooms of furniture, a cafeteria and even a house!
Visit now

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14 days ago

Home sitter available

Karen from Oratia

Hi All, I'm returning to my beloved West Auckland on 24 July (having sold my house in the Bay of Islands), and am looking for a housesit short-ish term while looking for a house to buy... I do however have a 14 year old, rather serious, cat named Sylvester who must come with me. I am a house… View moreHi All, I'm returning to my beloved West Auckland on 24 July (having sold my house in the Bay of Islands), and am looking for a housesit short-ish term while looking for a house to buy... I do however have a 14 year old, rather serious, cat named Sylvester who must come with me. I am a house proud person, with excellent references... any takers???🙂 prefer oratia, titirangi or thereabouts...
Karen

17 days ago

Will Auckland's drought threaten your job?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, No respite is forecast for Auckland's worst drought, and new analysis suggests thousands of jobs could be affected if restrictions tighten on businesses. Read the story below:

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18 days ago

Seeking Harbour Bridge stories

The Team from Auckland Museum

Did you walk across the Auckland Harbour Bridge when it first opened in 1959? Work on the construction of the clip-on lanes in 1969? Collect tolls from drivers until the bridge became free in 1984?

We’re researching stories for our Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland exhibition opening … View more
Did you walk across the Auckland Harbour Bridge when it first opened in 1959? Work on the construction of the clip-on lanes in 1969? Collect tolls from drivers until the bridge became free in 1984?

We’re researching stories for our Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland exhibition opening next year and want to hear from anyone with early memories of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and how it changed life for Aucklanders, especially on the North Shore.

Email us at haveyoursay@aucklandmuseum.com if you have an interesting story you’d like to share.

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15 days ago

Wildlife selfie safari at the museum

The Team from Auckland Museum

The school holidays are fast approaching and now that we're in Level 1 we've got an action-packed programme for you and your family to enjoy.

Whether you'd like to discover wildlife in the Museum with our Wildlife Selfie Safari, look at stunning images from the … View more
The school holidays are fast approaching and now that we're in Level 1 we've got an action-packed programme for you and your family to enjoy.

Whether you'd like to discover wildlife in the Museum with our Wildlife Selfie Safari, look at stunning images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition or get creative by making paper stars to add to our Matariki mural, come and spend the holidays with us!
Learn more

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19 days ago

R.I.P. Constable Matthew Hunt👮🏻

Fiona from Henderson

May you rest in peace. 🙏🏻
Gone but never forgotten.

Made from my heart in these very sad times💔

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16 days ago

Face

Laurence from Henderson

Face mask 021836612

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16 days ago

#AotearoaOfKindness: Mobilising the kindness DNA

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an … View more
Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an Aotearoa of Kindness.

Call to action – keep shaping the world we want to live in:

• Look for where kindness, mahi aroha, work for love, has impacted your life.
• Show your thanks to those people giving kindness and mahi aroha through #AotearoaOfKindness.
• Connect or reconnect with a community or a cause that’s important to you through volunteeringnz.org.nz/finding-volunteer-roles.

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21 days ago

Kids Educational Phone

Alex Neighbourly Lead from Henderson

FEATURES:

* This educational toy phone mimics a real phone that is just the thing for kids

* This phone is a functional learning and entertainment device

* Choose from 8 different interactive modes that teach a variety of subjects
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FEATURES:

* This educational toy phone mimics a real phone that is just the thing for kids

* This phone is a functional learning and entertainment device

* Choose from 8 different interactive modes that teach a variety of subjects

* Recommended for kids of ages 3 and up

* Number and word games included, Sound and music functionality

* Touch buttons on screen, Power off button

* Flashing lights on the edge of the phone

* Rechargeable battery charges via microUSB outlet and microUSB cord

* Settings includes Mobile Mode, Piano Mode, Color Mode, Fruit Mode, Drum Mode, Game Mode, Math Mode, Question Mode

SPECIFICATIONS:

* Material: ABS

* Colour: Black

* Power: USB charging

* Charging time: about 20min

* Working time: approx 40min

* Product Size: 12.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 cm

* Suitable age: Above 3 years old

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

1 x Kids Learing Toy Phone and charging cable

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