Campbells Bay, Auckland

8 hours ago

Covid-19: North Shore Sky Bus service yet to resume post-pandemic

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Tēnā koutou. The Sky Bus North Harbour Express, north Aucklanders’ only direct link to the airport, is yet to resume more than a year after the service was suspended due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The 55-minute service, which stops outside Albany Westfield and the Smales Farm and … View more
Tēnā koutou. The Sky Bus North Harbour Express, north Aucklanders’ only direct link to the airport, is yet to resume more than a year after the service was suspended due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The 55-minute service, which stops outside Albany Westfield and the Smales Farm and Akoranga bus stations along the Northern Busway, cost $25 and $46 for adult one-way and return tickets respectively, with discounted fares for seniors and families.

North Auckland residents have still been able to get to the airport on public transport, via the NX1 to Britomart, train to Papatoetoe Station and the Airport Link bus to the airport.

However, the trip requires two transfers and takes about an hour and 50 minutes from Albany for $7.20 and two hours from the Hibiscus Coast Bus Station for $8.28 – double the time it would take on the Sky Bus service.

Alternatively, north Aucklanders can take the NX1 into the city – $6.12 from the Hibiscus Coast and $4.86 from Albany – and catch the Sky Bus Auckland City Express, taking between an hour and five minutes and an hour and a half.

A Sky Bus spokesman said it is keen to bring the service back, however it would need to see a "significant lift" in patronage for its Auckland City Express. The service resumed in July, however patronage is down 80 per cent compared to pre-Covid.

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15 hours 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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1 day ago

What's On: FREE Intro to HIIT Pilates

Rosanne from Campbells Bay

Come learn about HIIT Pilates. 0273767388
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7 hours ago

Does your partner work at the border or in an MIQ facility?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, Are you the partner of a border or MIQ worker but don't live with them? If so, have you been offered the Covid-19 vaccine? If you haven't, does this cause you concern? If this sounds like you, please email me at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

10 hours ago

Electrical cable falls on motorway, diversions in place

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
May 12
3.15pm

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has reported that all lanes on the Upper Harbour highway are open. Expect delays as traffic eases.
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Auckland motorists are told to expect delays to their afternoon commute after … View more
UPDATE
May 12
3.15pm

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has reported that all lanes on the Upper Harbour highway are open. Expect delays as traffic eases.
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Auckland motorists are told to expect delays to their afternoon commute after electrical cabling fell on the motorway.

The southbound Upper Harbour highway off-ramp is currently closed as contractors work to clear the blockage. Police have reported that this is currently impacting city-bound traffic and diversions are currently in place.

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3 days 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.

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12 hours ago

Garage Sale - Glenfield This Saturday

Nicola from Glenfield

We have merged 2 households into 1 so have heaps if furniture, furnishings and household items surplus to requirements, beds table and chairs, woman's and men's clothes, dog kennel and accessories, fooze ball table and more! This Saturday 15 May, strictly 8.30am - 2pm, genuine bargains, … View moreWe have merged 2 households into 1 so have heaps if furniture, furnishings and household items surplus to requirements, beds table and chairs, woman's and men's clothes, dog kennel and accessories, fooze ball table and more! This Saturday 15 May, strictly 8.30am - 2pm, genuine bargains, want everything gone. 7 Emirau place Glenfield.. please.. park on the road

1 day ago

Are you living with foot pain?

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Having foot and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to keep up with family or even complete basic tasks around the house.

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1 day ago

🏡 What's My Home Worth?

Gabrielle Elborough from Sell with Gabrielle

What’s My North Shore Home Worth?

Gabrielle offers a straightforward and free service for North Shore homeowners to find out what their home is worth in the current property market. There is no pressure to sell.
Services offered: Gabrielle is Licensed by REA, the NZ Real Estate Authority, to … View more
What’s My North Shore Home Worth?

Gabrielle offers a straightforward and free service for North Shore homeowners to find out what their home is worth in the current property market. There is no pressure to sell.
Services offered: Gabrielle is Licensed by REA, the NZ Real Estate Authority, to provide New Zealand home owners with a current market appraisal (CMA).

Areas serviced: Auckland North Shore, East Coast Bays and North Harbour

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15 days ago

Call For Puppy Raisers: International Guide Dog Day

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs is appealing for puppy raisers in Auckland as International Guide Dog Day rolls out on Wednesday.

Sara Leavy has been a puppy raiser for Blind Low Vision NZ for the past 3 years.

The Stanley Point resident, on Auckland's North Shore, is relishing raising third… View more
Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs is appealing for puppy raisers in Auckland as International Guide Dog Day rolls out on Wednesday.

Sara Leavy has been a puppy raiser for Blind Low Vision NZ for the past 3 years.

The Stanley Point resident, on Auckland's North Shore, is relishing raising third pup Emma.

Her first two charges Ivy and Aztec both qualified for the guide dogs programme, which only accepts the best dogs.

Getting the phone call to hear your pup has been matched is one of the best moments, Leavy said.

“It makes you so unbelievably happy and weepy," she said.

“To know that after all the work that’s gone into the pup – from the breeding centre, trainers, vets, boarders, as well as our patience and time – has all been worth it.

"That the dog will now meet their new handler and together they will be a team, exploring the world together, is an amazing feeling.”

Saying goodbye to a pup as they left for formal training was a mixture of sadness and excitement, she said.

“I have three kids and I see the pups like my kids. I want to make them well socialised, well-mannered and then I want them to go out into the big wide world as a working adult making a difference.”


Her youngest son, smitten with their first puppy, started to research the difference guide dogs made in people’s lives.


“He would talk about a girl who had become blind at 13 years old and hadn’t left the house until she got her first guide dog at 17," Leavy said.

Her world just opened up.

Rochelle Corrigan, Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs Puppy Placement and Development Manager said puppy raisers were essential.


“Our puppies need to have as many experiences and social outings as possible in the first year of their lives to best prepare them for life as a guide dog and this could simply not be achieved without the dedication of our fantastic volunteers.”

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4 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.

1 day ago

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GST FREE MONTH !! Any job quoted and accepted from May 12th - June 20th, 2021 we will take off 15% … View more
With not only our years of experience and our own very high standards; we bring you, free of charge, the friendliest service with the most knowledgeable and best-looking team in the industry.

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5 days ago

After school nanny

Nevetha from Glenfield

Looking for a after school nanny - max 2 days a week from 5 to 7.30pm. To look after toddler who is 2 years old. Need to pick her up from Takapuna and we live in Glenfield. Need own car for transportation.

2 days ago

Construction rolls out: Takapuna's Hurstmere Rd

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Work has resumed at Takapuna's Hurstmere Rd to upgrade underground utilities, along with building rain gardens and parking bays.

Footpath surfaces will be reconstructed.

New street lighting and furniture will be installed.

Auckland Council aims to create a pedestrian and cycle-friendly … View more
Work has resumed at Takapuna's Hurstmere Rd to upgrade underground utilities, along with building rain gardens and parking bays.

Footpath surfaces will be reconstructed.

New street lighting and furniture will be installed.

Auckland Council aims to create a pedestrian and cycle-friendly environment with native plantings, bike racks and more seating.

The rain gardens will improve the water health of nearby Takapuna Beach by filtering storm water and removing pollutants before it enters the sea, the council said.

Councillor Richard Hills said he was pleased to see work recommence and improvements made to the street last year had been well received by the community.

"It’s a significant investment in our community, that not only upgrades the failing roadway, replaces the water supply main but will also provide stormwater infrastructure that will help clean up the water running onto Takapuna Beach," Hills said.

“Importantly, the new one-way road layout and cycling lane will provide a safer environment for all users of the road including pedestrians and cyclists."

The work is being delivered in stages to reduce business disruption and ensure pedestrian access to shops.

Native trees will be planted near the end of the project to align with the planting season.

Hurstmere Rd will remain open to traffic during construction.

What do you think of the planned upgrade?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

2 days 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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