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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.

12 days ago

St Chads Market

Shirley Green from Hibiscus Coast Anglican Parish

St Chads Market is on between 10 am and 2 pm. Cnr of Centreway Road and Florence Avenue Orewa.
There is also a bedding bonanza sale in the foyer of the church, if you need bedding there is plenty at great prices.

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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5 hours ago

Collective Nouns

NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale

You've heard of a class of students, a pack of dogs, a herd of cows, and probably a school of fish. These are collective nouns -- a group of people, animals or things.

We would love to hear of others, comment below.

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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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3 hours ago

What's On: Warkworth Floral Art Club.

Delwyn from Mahurangi North

All are most welcome to our Club Day with visiting judge and demonstrator Maria Baxter to see our designs "twigs and sticks", and watch the demonstration. Contact Delwyn-4226201
Warkworth Floral Art Club.
  • Matakana Hall
3 hours ago

How do you feel about Auckland Council moving a homeless man on from his spot of 22 years?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Rodney Times

Hi neighbours. After 22 years living out of his cars parked on a public berm in Silverdale's industrial area, homeless man Dallas Carrad has been moved on by Auckland Council. Although he is "really annoyed" after so long in one spot, Carrad has accepted the council's decision. … View moreHi neighbours. After 22 years living out of his cars parked on a public berm in Silverdale's industrial area, homeless man Dallas Carrad has been moved on by Auckland Council. Although he is "really annoyed" after so long in one spot, Carrad has accepted the council's decision. How do you feel about it?

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
3 days ago

Cleaner

Manager / Owner from Spic N Span Home Cleaning Services

Hi Everyone

I have one space left if anyone would like a house clean can be weekly or fortnightly, on a Wednesday at 12:30pm.
I also do tenancy cleans, Spring cleans, BnB cleans.
Feel free to contact me 0210786779 or email
spicnspancleaningservices20@gmail.com

Thanks Mel

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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14 days ago

Over 60s Lunch Group

Eve from Orewa

Hi again, after so long, thought it was time for a lunch. I hope you are all well,
Venue: Ship and Anchor in Orewa
Monday 27 July at 12 noon
RSVP to this ad or evewager@gmail.com or 0210790857, if you have to cancel please do by Sunday 26 July
Note: if you are feeling unwell, please cancel

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.

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