Botany Downs, Auckland

21 hours ago

Robert Harris Botany cafés are going pink

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Some East Auckland eateries will be blushing this month to back the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

Franchise owners Song Yu, Maggie Yang and Sohel Chimbaiwala's Robert Harris cafes in Botany will be decked in pink throughout May to support the foundation's biggest fundraising campaign, the… View more
Some East Auckland eateries will be blushing this month to back the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

Franchise owners Song Yu, Maggie Yang and Sohel Chimbaiwala's Robert Harris cafes in Botany will be decked in pink throughout May to support the foundation's biggest fundraising campaign, the Pink Ribbon Breakfast.

The coffee bars will display donation buckets, QR codes for digital donating and merchandise for sale.

Limited edition Pink Ribbon Breakfast reusable cups can be bought for $13 with all profits going to the foundation.

The cafes will host an all-day Pink Ribbon Breakfast on Friday.

The value of every coffee ordered with an item from the breakfast menu will be donated to the foundation.

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7 minutes ago

How to recycle broken glass

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do when recycling broken glass. Large chunks are ok, as long as they are from grocery packaging. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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37 minutes ago

Title: iPhone 12 128GB black + accessories (like new)

Jamshed from Half Moon Bay

Description: iPhone 12 128GB in black in near new condition.

Absolutely no scratches, scuffs or marks, always used in a case with a screen protector. Comes with a case, screen protector, box, and charging wire.

Got a new work phone so don't need this one.

Still under warranty till … View more
Description: iPhone 12 128GB in black in near new condition.

Absolutely no scratches, scuffs or marks, always used in a case with a screen protector. Comes with a case, screen protector, box, and charging wire.

Got a new work phone so don't need this one.

Still under warranty till late October, can provide receipt.

Feel free to ask any questions, thanks

Pickup area is Half moon bay area off bucklands beach road Or Auckland CBD by prior arrangement only.

Price: $1,350

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1 day ago

Expression of Interest

Albert from Howick

Hello Neighbours,


I had been conducting free workshops in personal finance for several years. The workshops stopped due the pandemic.


I would like to resume these workshops. It is a comprehensive approach towards managing your personal finance (this is not the run off the mill type of… View more
Hello Neighbours,


I had been conducting free workshops in personal finance for several years. The workshops stopped due the pandemic.


I would like to resume these workshops. It is a comprehensive approach towards managing your personal finance (this is not the run off the mill type of budgeting workshop). Workshop is for anyone from aged 20 (yes, including retirees), runs for 2-hours, and it is free.


Venue and Date: To be confirmed (Date: a day in July).
Note: There is no advice, sales or promotion of products in the workshop.



If you are interested, please message me. Thank you.


Albert

10 hours ago

Neighborhood Support monthly meeting

Alan from Botany Downs

Just ended the monthly Neighbourhood Support committee meeting. We have a new logo too. Looks great and inclusive.

Did you know Our Friendly Police Sergent attends and supports Neighborhood Support too?

Reach out when you like to know more how a street coordinator can help make the street a … View more
Just ended the monthly Neighbourhood Support committee meeting. We have a new logo too. Looks great and inclusive.

Did you know Our Friendly Police Sergent attends and supports Neighborhood Support too?

Reach out when you like to know more how a street coordinator can help make the street a cohesive living environment?

I can share more when you like to find out more or better join in the team.

Cheers
Alan 027 482 9951

1 day ago

Million-dollar dumps: The Auckland car park worth $82.5 million

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a … View more
Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a 4417 square metre plot of land, valued at $82.5 million.

The land has sat undeveloped as a car park - where an hour will cost you $19 - since the Royal International Hotel was demolished in 1987.

It was purchased by Singapore company NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited for $53m in 2012, and in 2017 the company was given approval by the Overseas Investment Office to build and operate a 52-storey, five- star Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with 300 guest rooms, four floors for hotel facilities, six for retail and five for car parking.

The development is expected to cost $350m, with the start of construction dependent on the completion of City Rail Link. However, the resource consent for the tower is due to expire in October.

Click 'read more' for our full story.

19 hours ago

Another sold

Michael Ellse from Team Michael Ellse - Ray White

We had a great night last night down at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club for our auction! 🥳 We sold 27 Golfland Drive under the hammer for our vendors. 🏡🎉

Another great result from Team Michael Ellse! 🥳

Thinking of selling? Get in touch today and it could be your property being sold … View more
We had a great night last night down at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club for our auction! 🥳 We sold 27 Golfland Drive under the hammer for our vendors. 🏡🎉

Another great result from Team Michael Ellse! 🥳

Thinking of selling? Get in touch today and it could be your property being sold under the hammer! 🤩

#gettingyousold #soldunderthehammer #raywhitenz #teammichaelellse #auction #realestate #onestoprealestateshop #aucklandproperty #howick #eastaucklandrealestate #anotheronesold

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1 day ago

looking for new career challenge

Alex from Bucklands Beach

To whom this may concern:
I am currently looking for new challenges in my next career to further advance my personal development in leadership, strategic thinking, aptitude, as well as the norm (positive spiritual, physical, mental, emotional aspect).

Currently working in supermarketing industry… View more
To whom this may concern:
I am currently looking for new challenges in my next career to further advance my personal development in leadership, strategic thinking, aptitude, as well as the norm (positive spiritual, physical, mental, emotional aspect).

Currently working in supermarketing industry for 10yrs/+, doing sales management/merchandising. Also have been in roles in multinational corporations base in Auckland.

Free feel to contact me via 021 2630748 should any employer want to discuss further.

Thank you for your kind attention

Kind regards

Alex Yau

3 days ago

1st Auckland Cavell Guide Unit Set to Celebrate Centenary

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is… View more
Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is gearing up to commemorate its centenary.

A social afternoon is planned for July 3, kicking off at 2pm with historic guiding activities such as knot tying and making arm slings.

Guests will be treated to afternoon tea and a birthday cake before photographs are taken of the girls.

The day will end with a singalong around the campfire.

The next day, a church parade will march through St Andrews Church, Epsom, where the unit has been meeting since 1921.

Parishioners are invited to a morning tea after the procession.

The unit, initially known as the St Andrew's Peace Scout Group, is believed to be the first guide company which has kept going since it was launched.

It all started when eighteen-year-old Mona Burgin wrote to the Dominion chief scout Colonel Cosgrove, a New Zealand Boer War veteran, asking about Girl Peace Scouts.

He arranged to meet her in Queen St, Auckland and wrote she would recognize him by the red flower in his buttonhole.

Soon after the meeting Burgin formed the troop on July 6.

Girl Peace Scouts wore khaki uniforms and the St Andrews troop wore a red open-ended tie.

In 1923, the Dominion Council became affiliated with the original Girls Guides Association in London.

*Former unit members can email cavellgirlguidesnz@gmail.com for details of the centenary.

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1 day ago

Upright Piano

Clive from Bucklands Beach

SCHOLZE upright piano in walnut. Good condition but will require tuning.
No charge but purchaser will need to arrange for professional piano removal. Phone Clive on 021897844.

Free

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1 day ago

Mahinga Kai - Forage with Riki Bennett

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Learning about plants and their purpose - from medicinal to edible, the legend of Maui and fire with Riki giving an impressive demonstration of traditional fire making with a Mahoe stick rubbed until it creates an ember. Meanwhile at NZSFW, the kai cooker smokes and steams our lamb, packages of … View moreLearning about plants and their purpose - from medicinal to edible, the legend of Maui and fire with Riki giving an impressive demonstration of traditional fire making with a Mahoe stick rubbed until it creates an ember. Meanwhile at NZSFW, the kai cooker smokes and steams our lamb, packages of plantain with coconut cream, wrapped in cabbage leaves, potatoes, spinach emulsion and finishing with golden syrup steamed pudding and caramelised coxes orange apples.
The next one will be in July this year.

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1 day ago

Building apprentice wanted

Rob from Half Moon Bay

Hi neighbours,

I am looking for someone young and keen who would like to start a building apprenticeship. No experience required, must have a license and own transportation.

Feel free to contact me on 0211532828.

Thanks,
Rob.

1 day ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.

8 days ago

Poll: Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine… View more
Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine increase, a Stuff visual journalist captured numerous people using their phones while driving, including a woman who appeared to be on a video call while passing through an intersection, a man speaking on the phone and numerous people texting or looking at their phone.

Last year, police issued more than 40,000 infringement notices for the offence.

A driver for Dingo Groundworx NZ was captured using their phone while driving a truck along Williamson Ave, in Ponsonby.

Owner Cameron Hadley told Stuff all employees were very aware they should not be using their phones while driving.

He said he would be raising the issue in a staff meeting.

AA road safety spokesman Dylan Thomsen told Stuff he wasn’t surprised to hear about the woman video calling while driving.

While AA supports the Government’s fine increase, Thomsen said it wasn’t going to solve the problem.

“People just can’t resist the temptation if they hear their phone go off ... it’s not something you do by accident.”

“A lot of people use their phone behind the wheel and don’t do other risky things.”

He hopes as there are further advancements in technology, phone companies can have default “do not disturb” modes that activate as soon as drivers start moving in their car.

“Until we change the mindset it will be hard with enforcement alone, people don’t appreciate the risks until it’s too late,” Thomsen said.

To see video footage, go here:

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Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?
  • 90.4% Yes
    90.4% Complete
  • 7.8% No
    7.8% Complete
  • 1.8% Unsure- it's too complex
    1.8% Complete
2120 votes
1 day ago

New Zealand Sign Language Week

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

It's New Zealand Sign Language Week and to celebrate, we're calling for photographs of people using the language to communicate.

Post a pic here of someone signing with a caption of the word below :)

5 days ago

Solar Flood Lights

The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our website for more information!

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