Belmont, Auckland

7 hours ago

NZTA warns it could close the Auckland Harbour Bridge during storm

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Transport authorities have pulled double-decker buses from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and are warning it could close completely during a massive storm forecast for much of the country. this weekend.

MetService previously said travel disruptions are likely this weekend, as severe … View more
Hi neighbours. Transport authorities have pulled double-decker buses from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and are warning it could close completely during a massive storm forecast for much of the country. this weekend.

MetService previously said travel disruptions are likely this weekend, as severe gales, heavy rain and big waves batter the country, followed by cold Antarctic air bringing snow to low levels in the deep south.

Meteorologists believe the storm could be “one of the most widespread severe weather events this year”.

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) general manager of transport services Brett Gliddon advised motorcyclists and those driving high-sided vehicles to avoid the bridge.

Image
3 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

Image
1 day ago

Become a detective at Auckland Museum

The Team from Auckland Museum

Follow clues and discover which stories are fact or fake with the kids these school holidays! Start our free trail by grabbing a free copy of The Tāmaki Truth from the Museum entrance and guide yourself through the Museum to reveal secrets and stories.

Free with Museum entry, running until … View more
Follow clues and discover which stories are fact or fake with the kids these school holidays! Start our free trail by grabbing a free copy of The Tāmaki Truth from the Museum entrance and guide yourself through the Museum to reveal secrets and stories.

Free with Museum entry, running until Sunday 11 October – read more here.
Learn more

Image
1 day ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

Image
S
1 day ago

Foenander Art Gallery

Sally Ann from Takapuna

Oliver Cain, Takapuna Grammar former student, recent UNITEC graduate’s solo art show opened last night at the Foenander Art Gallery in Mount Eden. It is on for 3 weeks until the 12th October.

www.foenandergalleries.co.nz...

1 day ago

What is double glazing?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Auckland North

What is double glazing? We’ve put together some information that might help you with your research if you're considering getting retrofit double glazing click here to read. If you’re interested, we offer a free no obligation quote click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

Image
1 day ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Takapuna

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

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

Image
1 day ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
Read more

Image
C
2 days ago

Furniture restorer

Clare from Devonport

Hi,
does anyone have the name of a good furniture restorer please
Thank you

2 days ago

Bespoke Furniture Services | Nostalgia™

Callum from Terraspore

As time passes memories grow fonder and so do our connection towards the objects that fill them. Whether it be a stool or desk, we understand nostalgia is something to be cherished and protected.

Terraspore replicates your oddities by piecing together old photos or videos, then to be crafted from… View more
As time passes memories grow fonder and so do our connection towards the objects that fill them. Whether it be a stool or desk, we understand nostalgia is something to be cherished and protected.

Terraspore replicates your oddities by piecing together old photos or videos, then to be crafted from new material and restored to their former glory. Ready to create new memories once more.

The Process:

1. Initial consultation where we will collect as much information and resources as possible to paint a picture of your nostalgic item.

2. A detailed proposal will be tailored to your needs outlining deliverables, budget, and timeframes.

3. Ideation phase, where sketches are turned into 3D models, providing detailed 360° views of your design.

4. These models will be sent to manufacturing to be CNC'd, hand-crafted, assembled, delivered, and installed in your humble abode.

*This service is notexclusively limited to furniture, however must be conceivably replicable.

We are available every weekday until late, if this is a service you are interested in, please don't hesitate to contact us to book an initial design consultation or inquire for further information.

Ciao,
Callum Sutherland | Founder Terraspore Limited

7 days ago

Willing to work as a volunteer in a rest home or Hospice

Karl from Northcote

Hello my lovely neighbours,

Currently I am working as a support worker and I hope to give something to society from me. So I would like to work in a rest home, elderly care centre or a Hospice as a volunteer. I can work either Fridays or Saturdays as I am working other days. If you see any … View more
Hello my lovely neighbours,

Currently I am working as a support worker and I hope to give something to society from me. So I would like to work in a rest home, elderly care centre or a Hospice as a volunteer. I can work either Fridays or Saturdays as I am working other days. If you see any opportunity out there please message me. 02041489355. Thanks.

2 days ago

Bespoke Furniture Services | Emulate™

Callum from Terraspore

Problem & Solution:

Calling New Zealand home is a blessing nonetheless it's coupled with inaccessible or overpriced designer wares. We understand your desire for design quality and by utilizing modern technologies, we can emulate and manufacture almost anything with sustainable materials… View more
Problem & Solution:

Calling New Zealand home is a blessing nonetheless it's coupled with inaccessible or overpriced designer wares. We understand your desire for design quality and by utilizing modern technologies, we can emulate and manufacture almost anything with sustainable materials by local machinery and artisans.

The Process:

1. Connect with a professional designer for an initial one-on-one consultation to scope your project.

2. A detailed proposal will be tailored to your needs outlining deliverables, budget, and timeframes.

3. Ideation phase, where sketches are turned into 3D models, providing detailed 360° views of your design.

4. These models will be sent to manufacturing to be CNC'd, hand-crafted, assembled, delivered, and installed in your humble abode.

We are available every weekday until late, if this is a service you are interested in, please don't hesitate to contact us to book an initial design consultation or inquire for further information.

Attached below are images from Restoration Hardware which has been used as inspiration from past clients.

Ciao,
Callum Sutherland | Founder Terraspore Limited

T
3 days ago

What's On: CAP Money Course

Trish from Hillcrest

Budget Spend Save. FREE fun, interactive course guides how to manage money well. Great for any income or life stage. Start Wed 21 Oct. Register Alastair 0274805871 www.capmoney.org
CAP Money Course
  • Northcote Baptist Church House
T
13 days ago

Auckland Water problem.

Timothy from Northcote

Hi Neighbours, i have been thinking, why Auckland have a water problem? We pay for water supply and some form of sewage fee to the 1 and only water company in Auckland (a monopoly if you ask me) and yet i dont see any infrastructure growth towards our water supply given the city is growing each … View moreHi Neighbours, i have been thinking, why Auckland have a water problem? We pay for water supply and some form of sewage fee to the 1 and only water company in Auckland (a monopoly if you ask me) and yet i dont see any infrastructure growth towards our water supply given the city is growing each day. What frustrate me is, the only water company in Auckland is putting a Manatory restrictions to our usage of water. I understand and do conserve water, but i felt they are finding ways to take care of its stakeholders and shareholders and not the customer that dont have a choice to get mains water from them. Yes i can buy water from a company that delivers water to your door and fill up your tank, however thats defeating the purpose, because i need council consent to put a massive water tank on my property.
I might be wrong, and happy to be educated or just have a neighbourly banter on the issue.

3 days ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

6 days ago

Coronavirus is more of a reason to sort out the stadium

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's easy to say things shouldn't be done because we need to focus on Covid-19 elimination, but maybe that's more of an argument to sort out the stadium plan. Read the story below.

Image
Top