Bucklands Beach, Auckland

28 days ago

A visit from the Manukau Youth Jazz Orchestra

Acacia Cove Village

On Friday 6th September the Acacia Cove residents were spoilt with a visit from the Manukau Youth Jazz Orchestra. What a treat it was!

These kids, aged between 13 and 15, are talented beyond belief and it was amazing to see them in action. Not only are they very good at playing various … View more
On Friday 6th September the Acacia Cove residents were spoilt with a visit from the Manukau Youth Jazz Orchestra. What a treat it was!

These kids, aged between 13 and 15, are talented beyond belief and it was amazing to see them in action. Not only are they very good at playing various instruments, there were a few amazing vocal performances too.

Both our Residents and our Manager, Bruce Cullington was very impressed. Well done to Musical Director Joseph Allan and thank you for bringing the kids to Acacia Cove.

We would love to see them again.
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29 days ago

Is AT putting the brakes on speed limit cuts?

Todd Niall Reporter from Eastern Courier

Is AT putting the brakes on speed limit cuts?
Auckland Transport's board may drop all or some of the planned speed restrictions on nearly 800 Auckland roads. Some might not make sense but if a lot are dropped following consultation, how can Aucklanders be sure that it not simply because a … View more
Is AT putting the brakes on speed limit cuts?
Auckland Transport's board may drop all or some of the planned speed restrictions on nearly 800 Auckland roads. Some might not make sense but if a lot are dropped following consultation, how can Aucklanders be sure that it not simply because a reduction is unpopular? Read the story below:


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29 days ago

Free New Scentsy Pet Shampoo Samples

Melanie from Howick

We have a fantastic new Scentsy pet shampoo that is sure to impress :) I have 10 free samples to give away to try - if you would like one please message :) Melanie Hoten - Independent Scentsy Consultant

29 days ago

Full Hypnobabies course

Melanie from Howick

All in excellent condition, no writing on workbooks.
Complete with cds and everything you need for your hypno birthing experience.

Pick up pakuranga heights or post at buyers expense

Price: $80

29 days ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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29 days ago

motorcycle helmet

Pilar from Pakuranga Heights

For kids
Used only a few times
Very good condition
Pick up in Pakuranga

Price: $25

29 days ago

Will you be affected by these motorway closures?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise … View more
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise stated. Please follow the signposted detours. Click here to see a detailed list of affected areas.

Safe travels neighbours!

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32 days ago

Recipe: Golden Winter Pudding

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This is a good base recipe for puddings making good use of the golden syrup that remains a staple of the New Zealand kitchen. Delicious as is, the pudding is also receptive to additional flavours such as lemon rind or raisins and spices like ginger or cinnamon. Make it in a family-sized dish or in … View moreThis is a good base recipe for puddings making good use of the golden syrup that remains a staple of the New Zealand kitchen. Delicious as is, the pudding is also receptive to additional flavours such as lemon rind or raisins and spices like ginger or cinnamon. Make it in a family-sized dish or in individual ramekins to give everyone their own personal pud.

Ingredients

75 g Butter, plus extra for greasing
75 g Sugar
75 g Self raising flour
1 Egg
1 Tbsp Milk
100 g Golden syrup

Directions

Lightly grease a mould, a small pudding basin, or 4 ramekins with a little butter. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and fold in the flour and milk. Pour the golden syrup into the bottom of the pudding basin or mould.
Carefully spoon the pudding batter on top of the golden syrup, spreading the mixture evenly. Cover and seal the top of the pudding basin with baking paper tied into place with string (or you can use tin foil).
Place the pudding basin in a large pot of simmering water. Ensure the water comes halfway up the side of the basin, put the lid on and steam for 30-40 minutes. If you are using ramekins, heat an oven to 160C and place the ramekins in a deep oven tray. Pour warm water around them so that it comes halfway up the ramekins and bake for 20 minutes.
Serve with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream.

Make a change
Lemon golden pudding: Grate the rind of one small lemon and add to the batter with the milk and flour.
Ginger golden pudding: Add 1 tsp of ground ginger with the flour and milk.
Nutty golden pudding: Add chopped walnuts to the bottom of the greased mould before you pour in the golden syrup.

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29 days ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

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Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 66.5% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    66.5% Complete
  • 24.8% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    24.8% Complete
  • 8.7% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    8.7% Complete
1610 votes
29 days ago

Get your measles vaccination!

Counties Manukau DHB

Measles is spreading fast in Counties Manukau! Don’t delay!

Please encourage tamariki and rangatahi to get their FREE measles vaccine - ages 1-29 years.

Get your FREE measles vaccine today from your doctor.

For more information, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or talk to your doctor. … View more
Measles is spreading fast in Counties Manukau! Don’t delay!

Please encourage tamariki and rangatahi to get their FREE measles vaccine - ages 1-29 years.

Get your FREE measles vaccine today from your doctor.

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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29 days ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends … View more
Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
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29 days ago

helmet and protective gear

Pilar from Pakuranga Heights

Spiderman will protect your little one for only $5 plus helmet ;)

Price: $5

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29 days ago

Helmet and protective gear

Pilar from Pakuranga Heights

Spiderman protective gear and helmet for only $5!!
Pakuranga

Price: $5

30 days ago

Garage sale

Luma from Highland Park

Garage sale now at 81 Aviemore Drive,Highland Park

Negotiable

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