Beachlands, Auckland

13 hours ago

Is it time to protect more Auckland trees on private properties ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland is said to be losing 1,000 trees a week - felled on private property where there almost no rules to protect them. "Stop the Chop" wants better when the RMA is replaced. Do you agree? Read the story below:

1 day ago

Why is Auckland Council selling the work of 320 staff?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Behind closed doors councillors have decided to try to sell its parks and facilities maintenance business that employs 320 staff. Should we know why ? Read the story below :

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7 hours ago

What's On: STARS OF PASIFIKA POETRY

Ria from Waterview

'Stars of Pasifika Poetry' at Te Atatū Peninsula Library! Performances by acclaimed Pacific authors and champion spoken-word artists. FREE event, refreshments and parking! See our library Facebook page for details.
STARS OF PASIFIKA POETRY
  • Te Atatū Peninsula Library
1 day ago

Gone is the tank farm - behold the start of a waterfront park

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Out of public glare, those big petrol chemical storage tanks have gone from Wynyard Point near the Harbour Bridge. The long job of turning it into a 5ha harbourside park is ahead. Read the story below:

12 hours ago

New Zealand Sommelier of the year - 2021

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Congratulations to Andrea Martinisi as he is awarded New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021.

Andrea Martinisi is presented with the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 trophy by Marek Przyborek (NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018) and chair of the Examination Committee with Celia Hay, chair of New … View more
Congratulations to Andrea Martinisi as he is awarded New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021.

Andrea Martinisi is presented with the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 trophy by Marek Przyborek (NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018) and chair of the Examination Committee with Celia Hay, chair of New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association. Andrea is General Manager and Head Sommelier of The Grove Restaurant, Auckland. Marek is head sommelier at Amisfield, Central Otago.

The day started with the Theory Assessment (60 minutest) and Blind Tasting of 2 wines. The white wine was Saint Clair Pioneer Block Gewurztraminer 2020 from Marlborough and from Spain, Muga Seleccion Especial Rioja 2016. The Practical included a restaurant scenario to decant a bottle of Te Mata Awatea 2018 and provide a food pairing. This was made a little tricky as we also had a bottle Te Mata Awatea 2019 on the sideboard... to check if the candidates were reading the label!

The Practical also featured a spirit tasting where candidates were asked to identify 4 spirits. This year the spirits were Bacardi, Tequila Blanco, Jack Daniels, Calvados.

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1 day ago

What's On: Forestandbird Talk: Exploring Coastal Otago

Nicky from Clevedon

South Auckland Branch, Speaker: Colleen Grayling Catlins, a biodiversity hotspot, iconic and threatened species. Journey along this coastline highlights the spectacular scenery, memorable wildlife and some interesting facts. $ Donation
Forestandbird Talk: Exploring Coastal Otago
  • The Gardens Community Hall, Upstairs
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1 day ago

What's On: Steady as you go

Zayna from Pakuranga

Exercise class for men and women 60+, designed to improve balance, leg strength and general fitness and wellbeing. Starting in September.
Steady as you go
  • Pakuranga Library
7 days ago

Who should foot the $250k bill for Auckland's damaged trains?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland Transport wants KiwiRail to stump up with the cost of repairing 19 trains, after a fallen stack of old rails, damaged the electric units. Who's at fault ? Read the story below:

2 days ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

2 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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3 days ago

Meet Meadowbank’s lovely new Care Manager.

Oceania Healthcare

Oceania has always believed in better and so does Meadowbank’s new Care Manager, Suzette Vorster.

Having worked in Aged Care for several years, Suzette’s favourite thing about her work has remained the same – giving back to those who’ve done so much for Aotearoa.

“Our residents … View more
Oceania has always believed in better and so does Meadowbank’s new Care Manager, Suzette Vorster.

Having worked in Aged Care for several years, Suzette’s favourite thing about her work has remained the same – giving back to those who’ve done so much for Aotearoa.

“Our residents have a lifetime of knowledge and have worked hard in often difficult times. I see it as such a privilege to be in a position to lead a team of people who are passionate about caring for them.”

Suzette’s recipe for great care is simple. “Great care means meeting a resident’s daily needs with empathy and warmth – to deliver the kind of care that anyone would want their Mum or Dad to have.”

She’s excited to take on a new challenge in our vibrant village beside Orakei Basin.

“Meadowbank is a beautiful site– it’s a place anyone would feel proud to live in and a place families enjoy visiting. Our Care Suites provide a feeling of independence within the comfort and security of exceptional 24/7, round-the-clock care.” And her vision for Meadowbank goes beyond brick and mortar.

“The heart of it is the people – staff who provide empathy and love, and residents who live their years to the fullest.”

To learn more about our Care Suites with Rest Home and Hospital level care, get in touch with Suzette today.
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3 days ago

Apprenticeship opportunities in Auckland.

Competenz

Hey Auckland! We are back with more apprenticeship opportunities listed on our online job board!

Do you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity? Find out more at the links below.

Light Fabrication - Furniture
Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice
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Hey Auckland! We are back with more apprenticeship opportunities listed on our online job board!

Do you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity? Find out more at the links below.

Light Fabrication - Furniture
Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice
Apprenticeship Fabrication - Steel Construction

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5 days ago

What's On: Dance Yourself Happy Thursdays!

Mari from Cockle Bay

Uninstructed drop-in dance hour with electronica & hits from 80s, 90s, 00s & beyond in a non-stop mix. Level 1 Thursdays 7–8pm until 25 Nov. FREE!
Dance Yourself Happy Thursdays!
  • All Saints' Community Centre
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3 days ago

What's On: Meditate in Howick

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist ideas with meditation to improve the quality of your life. www.meditateinauckland.org $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Howick
  • Uxbridge Arts Centre
4 days ago

11,500 more Aucklanders to receive first Covid-19 jab at mass vaccination event this weekend

Caroline Williams Reporter from Community News

Kia ora koutou.

Almost 4700 people received a Covid-19 vaccine at New Zealand’s first mass vaccination event on Friday.

At least 11,500 people are expected to get their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau over the weekend.

The events centre is set up with… View more
Kia ora koutou.

Almost 4700 people received a Covid-19 vaccine at New Zealand’s first mass vaccination event on Friday.

At least 11,500 people are expected to get their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau over the weekend.

The events centre is set up with 242 vaccination booths which are tended to by 12 vaccinators each day of the event.

The event will run from 9am to 7.30pm on Saturday and 9am to 8pm on Sunday and is by appointment only.

People are asked to arrive at the time of their appointment, so they can register quickly to help manage demand.

People cannot go directly to the Vodafone Events Centre on the day, unless they have a disability parking sticker. Everyone else should go to the Manukau Institute of Technology campus and travel to the events centre via the shuttle buses provided.

Another mass vaccination event will be held in six weeks for second doses.

Click 'read more' for all the information you'll need if you've booked your vaccine this weekend.

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3 days ago

What's On: Combined Probus Club of Ormiston

Stan from Flat Bush

This fun filled friendly Club invites active semi and retired folk to join and enjoy many opportunities for fun ,friendship and fellowship.Further information phone Mike 279-3956 or Pat 272-4685.
Combined Probus Club of Ormiston
  • Old Flat Bush School Hall
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