Botany Downs, Auckland

2 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.

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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.

Read more here:

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Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?
  • 86.3% Yes
    86.3% Complete
  • 11% No
    11% Complete
  • 2.7% Undecided- it's too complex
    2.7% Complete
854 votes
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.

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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 hours ago

Dessert of the day - Swiss Meringue drops

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Swiss Meringue drops made with Italian meringue two ways - Classic & Beetroot infused presented on a shortbread crust with tempered chocolate drizzling down each meringue, delicioussssss!

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1 day ago

Protect and learn about Auckland's environment this summer

The Team from Auckland Council

Every season provides unique opportunities to treasure and restore Aucklands natural environment, and summer is no exception.

Get stuck in and support our environment with weeding, bird monitoring and trapping.

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6 hours ago

Staycation Scavenger Hunt!

Service Centre Coordinator from Red Cross Auckland

Are you looking for a fun, family activity this summer?

Gather your whanau and head to Devonport for the Staycation Scavenger Hunt!

Up until 31 March, New Zealand Red Cross are running a shop-window scavenger hunt on Victoria Road, Devonport for families to enjoy!

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Are you looking for a fun, family activity this summer?

Gather your whanau and head to Devonport for the Staycation Scavenger Hunt!

Up until 31 March, New Zealand Red Cross are running a shop-window scavenger hunt on Victoria Road, Devonport for families to enjoy!

The scavenger hunt is based on the not-so-true story of Kanoa the clumsy Kākāpō, who has lost 10 holiday items in 10 different shop windows. Kanoa needs your help to find her missing items so she can enjoy her kiwi summer staycation to Devonport! Find all 10 and you can enter the prize draw to win some amazing prizes too!

Purchase your scavenger hunt map for $4 from Devonport library or from the New Zealand Red Cross website - 100% of the proceeds of the shop-window scavenger Hunt will go to New Zealand Red Cross!

A perfect activity for the school holidays or a sunny Saturday afternoon!

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8 hours ago

What's On: U3A Pakuranga

Helen from Botany Downs

At our first meeting of the year Warren Yardley will talk on Central Auckland History. All are welcome,
U3A Pakuranga
  • St Andrew's Church
2 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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18 hours ago

Need a Bathroom Makeover?

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today!| If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years’ renovation experience then choose us.

We have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the Builder), Luke (plumber), (Ryan (electrician), Russell (tiler) to do every job right.

Our team follows … View more
Call us today!| If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years’ renovation experience then choose us.

We have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the Builder), Luke (plumber), (Ryan (electrician), Russell (tiler) to do every job right.

Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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1 day ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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1 day ago

Table

Wayne from Howick

Free

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3 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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1 day ago

Learning

NumberWorks'nWords Howick & Pakuranga

How true! Let us help your child learn. Book a free assessment.

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1 day ago

Home care on us! Receive personalized in-home care as we introduce our service in the community.

Maria from Golflands

Do you need assistance at home or know of someone who does? We are healthcare professionals offering our service for free for a limited time only as part of our introductory programme. We need clients who will experience the care service we provide and give feedback at the end. That is really all … View moreDo you need assistance at home or know of someone who does? We are healthcare professionals offering our service for free for a limited time only as part of our introductory programme. We need clients who will experience the care service we provide and give feedback at the end. That is really all we ask!

To participate, you will need to meet the profile we are looking for to receive the service for free. They are as follows:

- adult or senior adult needing assistance with activities of daily living in their home e.g. personal care, light household help, meal preparation, companionship to appointments, shopping or participation to social events or activities, memory care, palliative care, convalescence and post-operative care etc.

- persons with on-going disease condition requiring care at home



We are a new company established in January 2020 and made it through the challenging Covid-19 times with more commitment to provide quality service within Auckland. We are Scott Holland Healthcare, a Registered nurse lead company pioneering home care service based on the world-renowned, well-proven Montessori care method. Our Support workers and Care managers are all certified Montessori care professionals. Call us to find out more on 0800-891-304 or ask for Maria on 0278001181.

1 day ago

What's On: Composting Talk Howick Historic Village

Kowhai from Birkdale

FREE - This course offers an introduction to composting basics – bokashi, worm farming and cold composting. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-talk-howick-historic-village/
Composting Talk Howick Historic Village
  • Lloyd Elsmore Park
1 day ago

Free Yoga in the Park

The Team from Howick Village Business Association

Come along to Howick Village markets on Saturday 23 January 2021, and then pop across the road to enjoy a free yoga class in Fencible Park - 110 Picton Street, Howick (next to Wild Wheat). First class starts at 10.00am and the second class starts at 11.00am. We would love to see you there.

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