Beachlands, Auckland

6 hours ago

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Eastern Courier

Hi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be … View moreHi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be done about child obesity? Read the full story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Do you support a sugar tax?
  • 30% Yes
    30% Complete
  • 13.3% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    13.3% Complete
  • 56.7% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    56.7% Complete
  • 0% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    0% Complete
30 votes
3 hours ago

Auckland politician Paul Young urges police action after election sign shot

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Eastern Courier

Hi neighbours,

A councillor fears being "hurt, shot or killed" after someone fired 10 shots into a poster of his face.

Do you think this years local elections got too heated?

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5 hours ago

When bags move like ballerinas

The Team from Auckland Museum

Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?

In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the … View more
Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?

In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the bag hinted at graceful movement while it was under the spotlight in the photography studio - it's inner performer was at the ready.

Although the Museum holds many objet d’art (art objects), the beautiful photography and images of the collection are themselves works of art, as this image of Katzoff's bag here is. Museum photographers work behind the scenes to create images of objects that act as both documentation and art.

As Artweek Auckland comes to a close this weekend, we wanted to showcase just one of many of the wonderful objet d'art from within our Applied Arts & Design collection.

Come and see 'the ballerina' for yourself, alongside many other wonderful works of art at Carried Away: Bags Unpacked, on now and free with Museum entry.

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14 hours ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
Enter now

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14 hours ago

Get your measles vaccination!

Counties Manukau DHB

Measles is spreading fast in Counties Manukau! Don’t delay!

Please ensure tamariki and rangatahi get their FREE measles vaccine (1-29 years) from their doctor today.

For more information, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or talk to your doctor. Stop the spread of measles – get immunised!
Protect yourself

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4 days ago

What's your message to Auckland's newly elected councillors?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Eastern Courier

Hi neighbours, As Phil Goff is elected as Auckland mayor for a second three year term, a North Shore couple have a message for the incoming council and local board: invest in infrastructure over cutting rates. What issues would you like to see the council take action on this term in your community?… View moreHi neighbours, As Phil Goff is elected as Auckland mayor for a second three year term, a North Shore couple have a message for the incoming council and local board: invest in infrastructure over cutting rates. What issues would you like to see the council take action on this term in your community? Please write NFP if you don't want your comment used in stories.

1 day ago

Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Auckland City District Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or … View more
After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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1 day ago

Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Counties Manukau Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or … View more
After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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3 days ago

Who will Goff pick as his "cabinet" ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Phil Goff arrived back to work to an emptied office on Monday, to start work on his second term as mayor. He has to choose who will be his key lieutenants - the chairs of the main committees. Do you think he should also put councillors back on the board of Auckland Transport? See the… View moreHi Neighbours, Phil Goff arrived back to work to an emptied office on Monday, to start work on his second term as mayor. He has to choose who will be his key lieutenants - the chairs of the main committees. Do you think he should also put councillors back on the board of Auckland Transport? See the story below:

(Please type NFP if your comments are not for print)

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1 day ago

Labour Weekend event at Silo Park

The Team from Auckland Museum

Over Labour weekend join Auckland Museum at Silo Park and immerse yourself in more than a dozen new and original art experiences, performances and interactive activities.

Te Whāinga: A Culture Lab on Civility, co-presented with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, is a free unique … View more
Over Labour weekend join Auckland Museum at Silo Park and immerse yourself in more than a dozen new and original art experiences, performances and interactive activities.

Te Whāinga: A Culture Lab on Civility, co-presented with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, is a free unique opportunity to engage and collaborate with some of today’s most creative talents to examine the term “civility” and what it truly means to coexist within our communities, societies, and humanity.

Artists and collaborators involved in this immersive four-day festival include Ahsin Ahsin, Rodney Bell, Marc Conaco, Elliott Collins, Maria Dumlao, Dr. Léuli Eshraghi, Erin Fae, Tanu Gago, Jack Gray, Rebecca Hobbs, Hina Kneubuhl, In*ter*is*land Collective, Kerry Ann Lee, Qiane Matata-Sipu, Carl F.K. Pao, Rosanna Raymond, Reina Sutton, Miranda Smitheram, Kereama Taepa, Rosabel Tan and Pati Solomona Tyrell.
Find out more

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1 day ago

What do you know about the internet?

Stuff Fibre

We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the … View more
We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the internet. Be in to WIN 1 of 4 $50 Prezzy cards for your participation!
Take the survey

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1 day ago

Venluree Blinds and Curtains

Managing Director from Venluree

Since 1966, Venluree has been a household name for many generations of New Zealanders.

In the beginning, the business provided blind cleaning and repair services but its founder Bob Playle, quickly recognised a need for good quality, well designed and competitively priced window coverings. A blind… View more
Since 1966, Venluree has been a household name for many generations of New Zealanders.

In the beginning, the business provided blind cleaning and repair services but its founder Bob Playle, quickly recognised a need for good quality, well designed and competitively priced window coverings. A blind manufacturing plant was subsequently built and over time, this family owned business has managed to protect and cover over a million of New Zealand’s doors and windows.

For blinds, curtains, shutters and awning enquiries please call our friendly team on 0800 501 841 or email sales@venluree.co.nz

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1 day ago

What's On: Kindergarten Open Day

Denise from Half Moon Bay

You're invited to join us at our open day, anytime between 10am and 4pm. See what our wonderful kindergarten has to offer your child! We offer 20 Hours free funding.
Kindergarten Open Day
  • Anchorage Park Kindergarten
2 days ago

Join the Beaurepaires Club Today

Beaurepaires East Tamaki

Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions … View more
Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions and more!

It couldn’t be easier join - just click READ MORE and visit the Beaurepaires Club page to join and view these deals. Your vehicle will thank you for it!

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