62 days ago

Poll: Do you like the design of the new Team New Zealand's America's Cup vessel?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Meet Team New Zealand's new America's Cup boat.

Te Rehutai was seen foiling under sail on its first outing after its Thursday night launch.

She was towed out from the team's base on Friday morning and got up on her foils while under tow during the planned test programme of sailing on the Waitemata Harbour.

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Do you like the design of the new Team New Zealand's America's Cup vessel?
  • 80.3% Yes
    80.3% Complete
  • 19.7% No
    19.7% Complete
610 votes
More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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3 days ago

Poll: Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

A leading coronavirus expert is urging the Government to make scanning mandatory at such potential "super-spreader" venues as bars and nightclubs.

The pleas follow figures revealing daily use of the Covid Tracer app has plummeted to a fifth of its peak.

Last Monday, a total of 515,759 scans were recorded nationwide, down from the high of 2.5 million on September 4.

Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker said the next six months would be a “very dangerous” time for the country with a high risk of an outbreak while waiting for the vaccine roll-out in April.

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Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?
  • 86.5% Yes
    86.5% Complete
  • 10.8% No
    10.8% Complete
  • 2.7% Undecided- it's too complex
    2.7% Complete
886 votes
3 hours ago

Pressure washed pathways can lower the risk of slip related falls

Nigel from CLEAN.NZ

According to ACC, falls are the most common way kiwis injure themselves with most injuries occurring at home and a large portion due to feet slipping or skidding. Fortunately, many of these types of accidents can be prevented by keeping walking surfaces free of dirt, mold, moss, and other substances that tend to reduce traction, particularly when combined with water.

In a recently completed Devonport job, a beautiful north-facing staircase and pathways had become slippery with dirt and mold and were definitely tricky when wet. Exactly the kind of condition leading to this common injury. The likelihood of slipping has been reduced massively after a couple of hours of careful eco-friendly pressure-washing.

There’s more than one win! Clean surfaces are often more pleasing aesthetically - so, in addition to safety, there’s that as well 😊.

For more before and after pictures follow the "Read More" link.

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