Pukekohe, Pukekohe

1 hour ago

Soft plastic recycling bins are back

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to … View more
Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.

To read more, click here.

Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.

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1 hour ago

What's On: Sunday @ St Andrew's

Anne from Waiuku

Sunday @ St Andrews welcomes Waitakere Ladies Choir on Sunday 6 October @ 2 pm. St Andrews Centre, 85 Queen Street, Waiuku. $10 pp including afternoon tea. Colin 09 2350718.
Sunday @ St Andrew's
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3 hours ago

What are your best edible crops for pots and small spaces?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and … View moreOur gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on the link to send us your best tips.

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11 hours ago

A visit from the Manukau Youth Jazz Orchestra

Acacia Cove Village

On Friday 6th September the Acacia Cove residents were spoilt with a visit from the Manukau Youth Jazz Orchestra. What a treat it was!

These kids, aged between 13 and 15, are talented beyond belief and it was amazing to see them in action. Not only are they very good at playing various … View more
On Friday 6th September the Acacia Cove residents were spoilt with a visit from the Manukau Youth Jazz Orchestra. What a treat it was!

These kids, aged between 13 and 15, are talented beyond belief and it was amazing to see them in action. Not only are they very good at playing various instruments, there were a few amazing vocal performances too.

Both our Residents and our Manager, Bruce Cullington was very impressed. Well done to Musical Director Joseph Allan and thank you for bringing the kids to Acacia Cove.

We would love to see them again.
Learn more

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21 hours ago

Poll: Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?

The team Reporter from Franklin County News

People either loved them or hated them, and now they're up for sale.

The giant 1990's Big Fresh Supermarket fruits and veges are up on Trade Me, with over 700 people adding them to their watchlist.

Did you enjoy seeing them on your grocery shopping outing?

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Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?
  • 60% Yes, I loved seeing them!
    60% Complete
  • 0% No way, they were terrifying
    0% Complete
  • 40% I didn't even notice them
    40% Complete
5 votes
21 hours ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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4 days ago

Should vaping be banned in schools?

The team Reporter from Franklin County News

Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What … View more
Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What are your thoughts? Should vaping be banned in schools?

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1 day ago

Irish Seeded Bread

Way Of Life Health Shop

This easy wheat free soda bread recipe was brought back from England recently by Helen, one of our Osteopaths, and is definitely worth sharing. It is easy to make, holds together well, and stays fresh for many days.
Ingredients:
300g oats
11/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tblsp mixed seeds
500ml … View more
This easy wheat free soda bread recipe was brought back from England recently by Helen, one of our Osteopaths, and is definitely worth sharing. It is easy to make, holds together well, and stays fresh for many days.
Ingredients:
300g oats
11/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tblsp mixed seeds
500ml natural yoghurt
1 egg
1 tblsp honey
1 tblsp oil
Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl, and mic together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until completely blended.
Place in loaf tin and sprinkle some extra seeds on top.
Bake at 180C for 25 minutes then lower the temperature to 150C and cook for a further 30 mins. Remove from oven and wrap in a clean tea towel. You will know when the bread is backed when you turn it out and it has a hollow sound when you knock on the base.

1 day ago

Renovated and Ready for You

The Team from Neighbourly Property

All the hard work has been done here - new paint, brand new carpet, modernised kitchen and bathroom - just move in and make it yours.

Renovated 1970's brick home with three bedrooms plus study, family bathroom, covered outdoor entertaining area, double garage and carport, and a fully fenced… View more
All the hard work has been done here - new paint, brand new carpet, modernised kitchen and bathroom - just move in and make it yours.

Renovated 1970's brick home with three bedrooms plus study, family bathroom, covered outdoor entertaining area, double garage and carport, and a fully fenced back yard.

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac on a 701sqm section, ensuring plenty of room for kids and pets to play. As well as being handy to town and close to all the community conveniences that Pukekohe has to offer, this property is not to be missed.

Don't' delay in viewing this one.


PLEASE NOTE: Specified floor and land area sizes have been obtained from sources such as RPNZ or Auckland Council (LIM) documents. They have not been measured by the Salesperson or Sue Douglas Property Services Ltd. We recommend you seek your own independent legal advice if these sizes are material to your purchasing decision.

1 day ago

Will you be affected by these motorway closures?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise … View more
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise stated. Please follow the signposted detours. Click here to see a detailed list of affected areas.

Safe travels neighbours!

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

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Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 66.3% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    66.3% Complete
  • 25.3% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    25.3% Complete
  • 8.5% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    8.5% Complete
1286 votes
1 day ago

Get your measles vaccination!

Counties Manukau DHB

Measles is spreading fast in Counties Manukau! Don’t delay!

Please encourage tamariki and rangatahi to get their FREE measles vaccine - ages 1-29 years.

Get your FREE measles vaccine today from your doctor.

For more information, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or talk to your doctor. … View more
Measles is spreading fast in Counties Manukau! Don’t delay!

Please encourage tamariki and rangatahi to get their FREE measles vaccine - ages 1-29 years.

Get your FREE measles vaccine today from your doctor.

For more information, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or talk to your doctor. Stop the spread of measles – get immunised!
Protect yourself

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1 day ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends … View more
Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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3 days ago

Lulalife Colca Top

Owner from Sunset Surf & Turf

The days are getting lighter and longer Lulalife has just landed tops, dresses, and tunics🌞🌱💐#lulalife #springtime

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2 days ago

Fancy a $50 Z Gift Card?

AMI Insurance - Head office

Get a $50 Z Gift Card to spend at any Z service station with every new AMI Comprehensive Car insurance policy you buy online by Monday 7th of October 2019.* The more new AMI Comprehensive Car policies you buy, the more $50 Z Gift Cards you’ll get!

Get a quick quote today.

*Ts & Cs apply
Get a quote

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2 days ago

0% weeds, 100% Happiness. Win a Fiskars Xact™ weed puller!

Fiskars

A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing… View more
A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing muscle strain and backache. Its simple ergonomic design is changing the strenuous outdoor job of pulling weeds. You'll have the neighbours lining up to borrow yours!

We have 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to give away. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to go in the draw to WIN!

To find out more and buy the product, visit a Bunnings or Mitre 10 store near you

Never bow down to weeds again!

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* Competition entries accepted from 1.00am Sunday 15th September 2019 to 8:00am Monday 23rd September 2019. Five 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to be won. Winners will be contacted by email or phone on Monday 23rd September 2019. The prize will be couriered to the address specified by the winner within 4 weeks of the competition closing
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