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14 days ago

Free accommodation: to assist backpacker stuck in NZ akl area right now.

Duncan from Drury

I have a house to share, rural manukau harbour side, 35 mins from Akl Airport... safe, beautiful location..
email me duncan@active-planet.com

10 days ago

Coronavirus: residents raise a glass to community spirit

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Franklin County News

Hi neighbours,
The coronavirus has given rise to a number of quirky phenomenon: the elbow bump, teddy bears in windows and, now, driveway drinkies.
In an effort to boost morale and keep connected, residents along Hamilton's Gillies Ave organised a get together, of sorts, on Friday afternoon.
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Hi neighbours,
The coronavirus has given rise to a number of quirky phenomenon: the elbow bump, teddy bears in windows and, now, driveway drinkies.
In an effort to boost morale and keep connected, residents along Hamilton's Gillies Ave organised a get together, of sorts, on Friday afternoon.
It was strictly BYO as neighbours chatted to each other from the safety of their own driveways or berms.
READ MORE in link below.
What have you been doing to stay connected during this time?

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13 days ago

Firewood Delivery Available 🔥🔥 (Contactless & safe)

Jane Freeman from Timberline Contracting Ltd

Simply call, and we can arrange contactless payment and delivery of firewood to keep you cosy. 🚚🔥

Please note, suitable delivery access is required and gates must be open to ensure our driver does not have to leave the cab.

Our yard is closed to pickups, and we cannot deliver any product … View more
Simply call, and we can arrange contactless payment and delivery of firewood to keep you cosy. 🚚🔥

Please note, suitable delivery access is required and gates must be open to ensure our driver does not have to leave the cab.

Our yard is closed to pickups, and we cannot deliver any product other than firewood over this time.

We will miss seeing you in the yard, especially our regulars who have become familiar faces over the years, but can’t wait to see you again when all is back to normal!

Feel free to follow/like our Facebook page and check out our website below 😊

Stay safe, look after yourself and your loved ones. 👵🏼🧔🏼👨‍👩‍👧‍👦.

Kia Kaha New Zealand.

We can do this, we will get through. 💗💗

11 days ago

The Story of Ella Cooke

The Team from Auckland Museum

In the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in … View moreIn the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in London, or maybe Paris.

The outbreak of war in July 1914 dashed all her plans. Rather than return home, Ella joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. The work was extremely difficult, and Ella described it in her letters as 'frightfully hard'.

The story of Ella Cooke, captured below in our Online Cenotaph, is one of ceaseless dedication to nursing the ill and ailing back to health. Her work is reflected in the remarkable efforts of New Zealand's doctors, nurses and healthcare staff, who are taking every measure to ensure the ongoing safety of New Zealanders. A huge thank you to these essential workers for the incredible job they do.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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12 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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12 days ago

Quality Panmure Apartments from only $23,250

Rethinking Space

Secure your new apartment in March and receive a $3000 prezzy card!

1 bedroom apartments from $465,000.
● Move-in next month
● 90% sold with options Selling out fast
● Onsite viewings available on Monday and Saturday's

For further information contact Christina Ngawati:
021… View more
Secure your new apartment in March and receive a $3000 prezzy card!

1 bedroom apartments from $465,000.
● Move-in next month
● 90% sold with options Selling out fast
● Onsite viewings available on Monday and Saturday's

For further information contact Christina Ngawati:
021 232 7477 | christina@legacy.co.nz
Visit us online

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13 days ago

Way of Life Health Shops current status

Way Of Life Health Shop

We have been very busy at Way of Life as you all prepared for lockdown. Many people asked us if we would be staying open, as many of you consider us an essential business. Up until now, we haven't been able to give you a clear answer. We are NOT considered an essential business, as many of the… View moreWe have been very busy at Way of Life as you all prepared for lockdown. Many people asked us if we would be staying open, as many of you consider us an essential business. Up until now, we haven't been able to give you a clear answer. We are NOT considered an essential business, as many of the products that we stock are available in supermarkets and pharmacies. Therefore as of today we are closed. If any patients under the care of our practitioners urgently require practitioner products or herbal medicines unavailable elsewhere, then you may contact us and we will organise phone payment and product pickup from outside the shop. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS FOR URGENT SITUATIONS ONLY!
We thank you all for your custom and support in these very unusual times, and we ask you to stay safe and enjoy your enforced rest.

14 days ago

Waste collection services continue as usual

The Team from Auckland Council

Waste collection services update:
✅ Auckland’s kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections are considered essential services and will continue as usual.
🤧 Anyone with a food scraps bin should avoid placing tissues in them.
❌ From 6pm on 25 March, the transfer stations will … View more
Waste collection services update:
✅ Auckland’s kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections are considered essential services and will continue as usual.
🤧 Anyone with a food scraps bin should avoid placing tissues in them.
❌ From 6pm on 25 March, the transfer stations will be closed to the general public.
❌ Household on-property inorganics collections beginning 26 March onwards have been postponed for the lockdown period.
Learn more

12 days ago

Colour pop tallboy

The Team from Resene ColorShop Pukekohe

Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can … View more
Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to makeover your furniture.

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13 days ago

Let's look after each other

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourhoods can be a great source of support. Connect with each other through our Reach Out page, show kindness and compassion, and strengthen connections with your communities.

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.

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13 days ago

This Auckland business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Jay & Kusum from Orakei Superette. These local legends are finalists in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Jay & Kusum. Thanks for … View more
A huge congratulations to Jay & Kusum from Orakei Superette. These local legends are finalists in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Jay & Kusum. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Jane Macaulay from Orakei: "Part of our lives for so many years. They offer a great business, post centre, the BEST fresh flowers and fruit & veg. I have NEVER known them to take a holiday. Kind and genuinely caring people who add so much to our community. You could not find a better Local Business Hero!"
Vote for Jay & Kusum

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13 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Possum Bourne Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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13 days ago

NZSFW Live!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Good news.
We have managed to go remote with our NZQA fulltime courses! NZSFWLive is our new online learning platform where our tutors live-stream their classes to students at home. The cookery students have been supplied with ingredients, and in some cases, bowls, trays, sieves and pots, so that… View more
Good news.
We have managed to go remote with our NZQA fulltime courses! NZSFWLive is our new online learning platform where our tutors live-stream their classes to students at home. The cookery students have been supplied with ingredients, and in some cases, bowls, trays, sieves and pots, so that they watch the demonstration and then prepare it themselves at home. They then upload a photo of what’s cooked. We are using Google Classrooms and Hangouts to connect.
Here is Chef Finn preparing a cheese soufflé. Click here for the recipe to have a go yourself.

During the #lockdown our premises will remain closed but you can contact us on admin@foodandwine.co.nz

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