Belmont, Auckland

21 hours ago

Crown to buy and demolish harbourfront homes worth $23m to build Auckland's new cycle and pedestrian bridge

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Seven harbourfront homes worth an estimated $23.4m are to be bought and demolished by the Government to make way for Auckland’s new $785m cycling and walking bridge.

Residents on Princes St in the upmarket North Shore suburb of Northcote Point were first told the Crown needed to acquire their … View more
Seven harbourfront homes worth an estimated $23.4m are to be bought and demolished by the Government to make way for Auckland’s new $785m cycling and walking bridge.

Residents on Princes St in the upmarket North Shore suburb of Northcote Point were first told the Crown needed to acquire their homes in March last year.

Back then, the plan was for the Northern Pathway to be built as an attachment to the existing Auckland Harbour Bridge, with the properties needing to make way for the project's off-ramp.

That plan was dropped in favour of the new cycling bridge announced by the Government last week. But the homes – worth an average of $3.3m each – still have to go.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

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4 hours ago

Resident-friendly terms

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly… View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want.
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1 day ago

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Block NZ is back on our screens on Monday, but let's hope there are no more silly decor challenges and over-the-top reserves.

1 day ago

Poll: Do you think Auckland is the world's most liveable city?

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

Auckland has topped the global rankings of liveability, rising 11 places to take the top spot.

The survey, commissioned by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), gives mathematical weight to such a claim. New Zealand's world-leading response to the spread of Covid-19 has … View more
Hi Auckland,

Auckland has topped the global rankings of liveability, rising 11 places to take the top spot.

The survey, commissioned by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), gives mathematical weight to such a claim. New Zealand's world-leading response to the spread of Covid-19 has been cited as one of the leading factors in the significant jump in rankings.

The EIU's index rates the living conditions and comprises 30 factors grouped into five categories: stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Read more about Aucklanders' views here.

Does Auckland deserve the rank? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community paper.

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Do you think Auckland is the world's most liveable city?
  • 18.3% Yes
    18.3% Complete
  • 81.7% No
    81.7% Complete
727 votes
8 hours ago

Thinking of selling? Boulgaris is best!

Kev from Benchtop Installers Auckland

Hi Neighbours

Kevin and the team here from BIA Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Having seen the team in action recently at Boulgaris Realty, we were so impressed we thought we would give them a mention as we love to share a good thing.

With the crazy world of real estate right now, our kitchen and … View more
Hi Neighbours

Kevin and the team here from BIA Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Having seen the team in action recently at Boulgaris Realty, we were so impressed we thought we would give them a mention as we love to share a good thing.

With the crazy world of real estate right now, our kitchen and bathroom renovations have meant that we are fully booked on all work for at least 3 months, which in our business is never a bad thing.

When designing a new kitchen we always ask "is this your forever home or an asset that you may want to sell in a few years?"

More recently it seems to be the latter and if this is you, then you will definitely want to talk to the team at Boulgaris Realty. Michael Boulgaris (Principle Officer and Sales Broker) is famous nationally for his many years of success with managing listings of New Zealand's top homes and now his team through his guidance are following in his footsteps. In particular, the rising star in the team, Kristos Tsitsiridakis.

Kristos's background in both the trades & interior enhancements industry and also extensive history in sales & marketing has given him the edge when it comes to maximising on the engagement and trust of his opulent prospective buyers and clients in the Auckland market. His portfolio of enthused clients in both the suburban and rural sectors makes him a pinnacle in performance, when it comes to getting you the very best for your future and your family.

So, if you have even though about your options around buying, selling or both, then you will want to reach out to Kristos for a consultation over a coffee and get the experts in your corner today!

Kristos Mobile: 021 179 7495
Kristos Email: kristos@boulgaris.com

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8 days ago

Auckland Harbour Bridge cycle rally: Arrested cyclist says access to bridge needed to modernise city

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Tēnā koutou. The man who was arrested at the cycle rally over the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Sunday says having cycle access on the bridge is key to modernising the city.

Epsom resident Jason Mathieson arrived early and broke through the police blockade at the Curran St on-ramp to the bridge … View more
Tēnā koutou. The man who was arrested at the cycle rally over the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Sunday says having cycle access on the bridge is key to modernising the city.

Epsom resident Jason Mathieson arrived early and broke through the police blockade at the Curran St on-ramp to the bridge shortly before Bike Auckland's 'Liberate the Lane' rally began.

Mathieson, who works as bicycle messenger and claims to “live on my bike”, believes a cycle path over the bridge is the key to unlocking Auckland as a modern city.

“It should be an exciting project for the city.”

After unsuccessfully pressuring police to “let this happen”, Mathieson saw his opportunity to throw himself and his bike over the gate when one of the police officers momentarily glanced away.

“It's not like you are trying to break the law, but rather break and idea, the idea that bikes can’t go over the bridge.”

As Mathieson made his way to the bridge, he thought he had made it, until he saw another police blockade in his way, where he was arrested.

“I watched everyone go over the bridge from the back of the police car.”

Click 'read more' for the full story.

3 days ago

How Auckland's most famous press photos ended up in Arkansas

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, An auction of royal tour press photos taken by Stuff's predecessor companies is a curious new episode in the strange tale of millions of Australasian press photos. Read the story below:

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27 days ago

Clean and empty all recycling items

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do with your recycling before you place it in your recycling bin. All items to be recycled need to be clean and empty. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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5 days ago

Protecting Auckland’s water infrastructure key to proposed Council bylaw changes

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

From today, Auckland Council seeks public feedback on proposed bylaw changes to the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015.

Administered by Watercare, the bylaw’s purpose is to help protect Auckland’s public water supply and wastewater networks.

“As … View more
Hi neighbours,

From today, Auckland Council seeks public feedback on proposed bylaw changes to the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015.

Administered by Watercare, the bylaw’s purpose is to help protect Auckland’s public water supply and wastewater networks.

“As Auckland’s population grows, water becomes even more precious, which is why the council and Watercare are working hard to build resilience into our supply and infrastructure.” - Councillor Linda Cooper, Council Regulatory Committee Chair.

For full details visit OurAuckland.

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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Takapuna

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 Takapuna
  • Takapuna Methodist Church
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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Takapuna

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist ideas to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org.................. $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Takapuna
  • Takapuna Methodist Church
7 days ago

Browns Bay locals believe 'danger is imminent' from house dangling over eroding clifftop

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Tēnā koutou neighbours. Browns Bay locals fear property on the edge of an eroding cliff will soon collapse onto the popular beach below, as the property owner battles a lengthy resource consent process to stabilise the site.

The property on Beechwood Rd in Rothesay Bay was issued a dangerous … View more
Tēnā koutou neighbours. Browns Bay locals fear property on the edge of an eroding cliff will soon collapse onto the popular beach below, as the property owner battles a lengthy resource consent process to stabilise the site.

The property on Beechwood Rd in Rothesay Bay was issued a dangerous building notice in September 2020 following a spate of slips which sent boulders, fencing and a mature pōhutukawa tree tumbling down onto Browns Bay Beach.

The notice did not apply to the house, but decking, fencing and concrete piles - some of which protrude over the edge of the cliff.

Auckland Council previously told Stuff it was satisfied two houses near the cliff’s edge were not at risk, however regular beach-goer Paul Jury said pipes, balustrades, orange safety fencing, a second pōhutukawa tree and bits of concrete continue to pile up on the beach.

Jury believed it was only a matter of time until “something serious” fell down the cliff during a storm or strong winds.

The owners of the property atop the cliff had applied for resource consent to repair and stabilise the site, but this was taking longer than expected "due to the complexity of the site access and the work required", Auckland Council’s David Pawson said.

Click 'read more' for the full story.

1 day ago

Welcome sign

The Team from Resene ColorShop Takapuna

A vintage print can make a great welcome sign for your home entrance way by simply adding some hand painted letters in your choice of Resene colours!

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Womans clothes sold in lots of 3

Leighann from Northcote

Woman's clothes. Having a clear out, good cond. Selling in lots of 3 per 25$.

Cash or internet bank.
Pick up anytime northcote
Post 5$

Price: $25

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2 days ago

What's On: Orewa Crystal Visions Holistic Market

Michelle from Beach Haven

*Nurturing Body, Mind & Spirit* Auckland Weekly Holistic Event. Orewa – Sun 13th June 9–3. Healers, Readers, Crystals, Jewellery, Candles, Product & More. Details www.crystalvisions.co.nz
Orewa Crystal Visions Holistic Market
  • Orewa Community Centre
3 days ago

Canon EOS M50 Plus Full Camera KIT! New!!

Claudia from Takapuna

Canon EOS M50 (4 years of warranty)
Manfrotto tripod
Sandisk Extreme 32 GB
Canon bag

Everything for $850

This is a great and practical camera. Easy to handle and small! I bought it planning a trip to Queenstown but never got to use it.
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Canon EOS M50 (4 years of warranty)
Manfrotto tripod
Sandisk Extreme 32 GB
Canon bag

Everything for $850

This is a great and practical camera. Easy to handle and small! I bought it planning a trip to Queenstown but never got to use it.
Everything is absolutely new!

The price that I paid for everything was
$1,032 NZD
I give you all brand new and 20% off.

Price: $850

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