Botany Downs, Auckland

17 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?
  • 29.7% Yes
    29.7% Complete
  • 17.2% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    17.2% Complete
  • 51.6% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    51.6% Complete
  • 1.6% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    1.6% Complete
64 votes
2 hours ago

Visit Tuia 250 and experience our shared heritage

The Team from Auckland Council

Come to the city's edge on Labour Weekend 25-28 October at the Auckland Viaduct and be part of our maritime history at Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau. Visit tall ships and waka, enjoy tasty kai, family activities, music, exhibits, talks and more.

Check out OurAuckland for a full list of … View more
Come to the city's edge on Labour Weekend 25-28 October at the Auckland Viaduct and be part of our maritime history at Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau. Visit tall ships and waka, enjoy tasty kai, family activities, music, exhibits, talks and more.

Check out OurAuckland for a full list of events.
Learn more

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4 hours ago

What's On: Dance Yourself Happy

Mari from Cockle Bay

Casual uninstructed drop-in dance hour to the beats of electronica and hits from 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond. Great for fitness and health. FREE! Every Thu til 28 Nov.
Dance Yourself Happy
  • All Saints' Community Centre
6 hours ago

Gardening, Landscape, Irrigation & Timberworks

Hasan Abdoh from Elite Home & Gardening East Auckland

We bring your garden and outdoor living to life.:
* Gardening works * Landscaping * Plantation * Irrigation Networks
* Tree care & Tree felling * Hedge trimming
* Timber fences and decking * Decking sanding & staining
* Water-blasting & House wash
* Floor Paint * Artificial Turf (Grass)… View more
We bring your garden and outdoor living to life.:
* Gardening works * Landscaping * Plantation * Irrigation Networks
* Tree care & Tree felling * Hedge trimming
* Timber fences and decking * Decking sanding & staining
* Water-blasting & House wash
* Floor Paint * Artificial Turf (Grass)
* Garden staging

Please call or text for a FREE consultation, a FREE quote, or a job to be done.

Hasan
021 57 57 79

6 hours ago

Gardening, Landscape, Irrigation & Wood works

Hasan Abdoh from Elite Home & Gardening Auckland

We bring your garden and outdoor living to life:
* Gardening works * Landscaping * Plantation * Irrigation Networks
* Tree care & Tree felling * Hedge trimming
* Timber fences and decking * Decking sanding & staining
* Water-blasting & House wash
* Floor Paint * Artificial Turf (Grass)
View more
We bring your garden and outdoor living to life:
* Gardening works * Landscaping * Plantation * Irrigation Networks
* Tree care & Tree felling * Hedge trimming
* Timber fences and decking * Decking sanding & staining
* Water-blasting & House wash
* Floor Paint * Artificial Turf (Grass)
* Garden staging

Please call or text for a FREE consultation, a FREE quote, or a job to be done.

Hasan
021 57 57 79

14 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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8 hours ago

Kiwi Can focuses on integrity

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Nelson Mandela’s philosophy was: “A bright future beckons! The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars.”

Read more: bit.ly...

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11 hours ago

What's On: Apple Mac Computer Meeting Pakuranga

Janet from Lynfield

Our monthly meeting on Monday 11th November @ 1.30pm. Speaker - Stu McGregor speaking about using the app Pages on our computers. Ph Janet 0212148386
Apple Mac Computer Meeting Pakuranga
  • Te Tuhi
11 hours ago

We need your support

Barry from Cockle Bay

With over 70 % decline in the Cockle Population (over 5 years ) we must have a 5 year closure to enable the beds to rebuild
and use this time to evaluate the future for harvesting shellfish off this popular beach. Apart from their ability to filter polluted
water, feed the fish and birds their … View more
With over 70 % decline in the Cockle Population (over 5 years ) we must have a 5 year closure to enable the beds to rebuild
and use this time to evaluate the future for harvesting shellfish off this popular beach. Apart from their ability to filter polluted
water, feed the fish and birds their shells break down and replenish the beach. After every storm thousands of dead Shellfish
wash up and help form our beautiful beach.

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14 hours ago

Auckland Doubles @ Howick Squash Club

Steve Chaplin from Howick Squash Club

38 teams are set to compete in the 2019 Auckland Doubles tournament at Howick Squash Club this week, with matches beginning on Thursday (17 Oct) evening and running through until the Men's and Women's Open finals on Saturday (19 Oct) at 6pm.

The Men's Open draw boasts an impressive … View more
38 teams are set to compete in the 2019 Auckland Doubles tournament at Howick Squash Club this week, with matches beginning on Thursday (17 Oct) evening and running through until the Men's and Women's Open finals on Saturday (19 Oct) at 6pm.

The Men's Open draw boasts an impressive lineup of 14 teams, led by the top pairing of Tauranga's Ben Grindrod teaming up with Herne Bay's Chris Lloyd, while NZ junior reps Leo Fatialofa (Henderson) and Glenn Templeton (Tauranga) will partner hoping to claim the title for themselves. Also in the draw is 2018 NZ Commonwealth Games team member Lance Beddoes who partners with Henderson teammate Jordan Tiplady.

The Women's Open will see four teams face off in a round robin battle, with the potential decider between the top two seeded teams sure to be a blockbuster which will pit 2018 National Doubles champions Abbie Palmer & Ellie Epke against the resurgent Lana Harrison and Jo Shanks pairing.

Palmer & Beddoes team up in the Mixed Open and will be tough to beat as the current National Doubles champs, but the Shanks/Grindrod and Harrison/Fatialofa pairs will be out to cause an upset and knock them from that mantle.

All matches will be played on the full-sized doubles courts.

Spectators are welcome to head along and take in some of the action.

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1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day ago

Barely used, mint condition Canon 800D DSLR camera with lens and extra battery

Rebecca from Howick

I bought this camera as I was going to study photography but circumstances have meant I cannot study at this time so I am to sell the camera as I won't be able to use it at present. It's in perfect condition, used twice at home. Has been stored in a camera bag. Comes with the battery … View moreI bought this camera as I was going to study photography but circumstances have meant I cannot study at this time so I am to sell the camera as I won't be able to use it at present. It's in perfect condition, used twice at home. Has been stored in a camera bag. Comes with the battery & charger as well as an extra battery I purchased for it.

It retails for $1099 which is a current special deal at JB hi fi, and the extra battery cost me $92, selling the camera with the extra battery for $845.

Below is information from the JB hi fi website about this camera:

It's a powerful entry Level DSLR camera providing you with everything you need to start your photography journey. Ideal for first time DSLR users unfamiliar with camera vocabulary the new guided user interface will help you learn as you shoot. With easy-to-understand displays, the images onscreen will guide you on the different shooting effects.

Quality and detail in all situations

Combining leading imaging technologies - including a new 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon's latest DiG!C 7 processor, the camera will capture scenes in impressive quality, while being fast enough to ensure crystal clear images. For Llow light shots from sunrise to sunset, the 800D allows you to shoot up to ISO 25,600 -extendable to 51,200.

Capture all the action

Whether it's a safari, sport or sunny scenes on the beach, Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus tracks subjects as they move. The combination of a 45 point all cross-type AF system and 6 frames per second continuous shooting means you can freeze the action with ultimate precision.

Shoot Full HD movies

Budding filmmakers can shoot movies in stunning Full HD resolution, and use the cameras HDR and Time Lapse Movie functions to help capture stunning creative videos.

Bluetooth capabilities

Key Features

24.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Superior Image Processing DiG!C 7 Processor

Full HD movie recording

Continuous shooting of up to 6.0 fps

45 point cross type Auto Focus

Wi-Fi & NFC

3.0" Vari-angle Display

Price: $845

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

FREE Community Workshop: Safe Living & Emergency Preparedness

Cat Finai from Citizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga/Eastern Manukau

Migrant Connect and Citizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga/Eastern Manukau are happy to offer a FREE information workshop

Topic:
Safe Living & Emergency Preparedness
Friday 18th October 2019 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Pakuranga Library, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga
Time: 10am – 12 noon - Staying safe … View more
Migrant Connect and Citizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga/Eastern Manukau are happy to offer a FREE information workshop

Topic:
Safe Living & Emergency Preparedness
Friday 18th October 2019 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Pakuranga Library, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga
Time: 10am – 12 noon - Staying safe at home & on road– Role of NZ Police What to expect when stopped by police- Contacting Police and more.

12 noon – 1 pm Emergency preparedness- Preparing a household
emergency plan- Preparing a grab bag.
Facilitators : Neil Pimenta ( NZ Police) Heidi Anicete ( NZ Red Cross)
Contact Vani ( Migrant Connect Administrator)

Registration necessary
Phone/ Text: 021 459 520
Email: settlement.pakuranga@cab.org.nz
Light refreshments served

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