95 days ago

What Auckland got right and Wellington didn't learn from

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It is easy to grumble about things that could be better in Auckland. But Wellington, with recurring basic infrastructure breakages is a reminder of what Auckland got right. Should Wellington have learned ? Read the column below:

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3 hours ago

What's On: NS Genealogy

John from Glenfield

Why Devonport Museum is worth a visit. Visitors welcome, $5.00 door fee includes Tea or coffee, further information contact John 444 4175. Note there is no June day meeting.
NS Genealogy
  • Glenfield Senior Citizens Hall, Mayfield Centre
3 hours ago

Covid-19: MP slams anti-vax group for leaflet drop in week vaccine clinic opens

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Northcote MP Shanan Halbert has slammed an anti-vaccination group for delivering its discredited leaflets the same week the area’s vaccination clinic opened.

The Voices for Freedom leaflet, delivered in the Northcote and Birkenhead areas on the North Shore, included eight points that cast doubt on the safety or efficacy of the vaccine.

Auckland University vaccinologist and associate professor Helen Petousis-Harris recently discredited the leaflet.

Halbert said he got five complaints from locals who had received the leaflet in their mailboxes this week.

“It’s disappointing people are actively trying to spread misinformation around our community and prey on people who are vaccination hesitant already.”

He believed the leaflet had been designed to scaremonger locals and delivered to align with the opening of the North Shore’s first vaccination clinic in the Highbury Shopping Centre on Monday.

“This is a direct action on their behalf to undermine our local vaccine centre and to stop our local people from going in and being immunised.”

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(In the attached video, Auckland University research fellow Kate Hannah tells you what to look for to identify misinformation about the Covid-19 virus and vaccine.)

5 hours ago

How Much Does it Cost to Renovate a Kitchen in NZ? (2021)

Steven Ngov from Superior Renovations

An average cost for renovating a kitchen in New Zealand is between $22,000 and $30,000 if you are renovating with a renovation company. Kitchen renovation cost NZ wide can differ based on the company you choose or if you are doing a DIY job. You will save money if you are doing a DIY job but they can be risky if you are not a trained professional. Costs to renovate a kitchen depend on various factors. The intention to renovate or your reason to renovate the kitchen is one of the major factors that will determine your budget.

If you are renovating to sell then we recommend you to renovate using standard mid range materials and not customise your renovation too much. If you are renovating to add comfort or increase the functionality of your kitchen then we recommend our clients to go for more quality products so that you can enjoy your kitchen for a much longer time.

We have created a comprehensive guide for cost of kitchen renovation in New Zealand which list all the factors that contribute to the overall cost for your kitchen. Whether you are doing a DIY job or doing a luxury kitchen renovation, this guide will help you on your research before you renovate your kitchen.