Castor Bay, Auckland

34 days ago

Popular central Auckland food court, Food Alley, to close

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Sad news for food lovers. Central Auckland institution Food Alley is closing its doors after 28 years.

Food Alley was Auckland's first dedicated asian food hall.

To read more, click here.

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17 days ago

Learn to play bridge

Helene Labreche from East Coast Bays Bridge Club

Sign up for bridge lessons starting March16 , 7-9 pm for night ones and March 17, 10-12pm for morning ones. Great fun-Great for Brain Health and very social. Call Helene 027 296 3365

17 days ago

From here to Africa - The Maasai People

Ilan from Castor Bay

Auckland’s cultural arena includes at least one show that’s likely to grab some attention this summer – a striking collection of monochrome prints of the Maasai people by award-winning photographer Ilan Wittenberg, on show at Malcolm Smith Gallery, UXBRIDGE Arts.

From Here to Africa is a … View more
Auckland’s cultural arena includes at least one show that’s likely to grab some attention this summer – a striking collection of monochrome prints of the Maasai people by award-winning photographer Ilan Wittenberg, on show at Malcolm Smith Gallery, UXBRIDGE Arts.

From Here to Africa is a collection of captivating portraits of the Maasai people from Tanzania. I found myself deeply inspired upon meeting the Maasai tribe and realised the opportunity to document their unique culture which is being eroded by Western influence and modern technology. On a personal level, this reminds me of the true value of photography: preserving memories in order to relive special stories and pass them on to others. Through this series of carefully composed photographs, the Maasai people can share their rich culture with the world.

The collection is presented in a film-noir monochrome, capturing these portraits in a classically timeless style; lending a unifying appearance that emulates analogue lithographic techniques. I wanted viewers to focus on the humanity aspect of each portrait: expressions and body language, shapes and forms. I eliminated distracting colours to ensure that viewers focus on the people within the photos, and make emotional connections with these individuals.

I aim to depict the Maasai culture in an authentic and honest way, using a clear narrative style which shows people the significance of their culture, as well as their individual personalities. My goal is to provoke your imagination regarding the traditions of the Maasai people and the stories behind their portraits. In sharing this portfolio, I encourage viewers to show tolerance: to accept all people and to recognise the value of cultural diversity. We would all experience an enhanced sense of community if we took the time to appreciate interactions which allow us to discover the world beyond our familiar boundaries.

‘From here to Africa’ was also selected as a featured exhibition at the 2020 Head On photo festival in Sydney.

The show will run from February 28 to April 24 at UXBRIDGE Arts and Culture, Howick, admission is Free.

Opening Event: Friday, February 28 at 7:30 pm with keynote speaker Sir Bob Harvey. Click here to RSVP: www.HereToAfrica.com...

Artist Talk: Saturday, March 7 at 11 am.

35 Uxbridge Rd, Howick
FRI – MON 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
TUE – THU 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Free

18 days ago

Empty Boxes

Kevin from Murrays Bay

Just moved and have heaps of empty boxes. Please message me if you want them.

Free

18 days ago

2020 Blues Super Rugby: Blues v Crusaders

Blues Rugby

It’s Valentine’s Day so you can bring your mate, your BFF, your partner in crime or your other half – for half price. That’s right, buy one adult ticket online and pay just half price for an equivalent ticket for your mate.

Make it a date, and kick your weekend off right. She (or he) … View more
It’s Valentine’s Day so you can bring your mate, your BFF, your partner in crime or your other half – for half price. That’s right, buy one adult ticket online and pay just half price for an equivalent ticket for your mate.

Make it a date, and kick your weekend off right. She (or he) will love you for it! You can even use your match ticket to travel on trains and special event buses to get to Eden Park.

At 7.05pm Friday 14 February - Eden Park

Adults from $26 at Ticketmaster.co.nz
Book Tickets

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18 days ago

Natural Knee Pain Relief - works within minutes!

Koru Nutrition

Hi neighbours,

Are your knees giving you a hard time?

See how Peter Williams found help from using a NZ made relief cream.

After retiring from our TV screens after 40 years, veteran broadcaster Peter Williams, still gets up at 5am each weekday morning to prepare for his morning radio show.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Are your knees giving you a hard time?

See how Peter Williams found help from using a NZ made relief cream.

After retiring from our TV screens after 40 years, veteran broadcaster Peter Williams, still gets up at 5am each weekday morning to prepare for his morning radio show.

Peter Williams explained, “Look, I’m 65. When I get up the body’s often a bit on the stiff side. “

Peter Williams claims, “Within 10 minutes, the pain was gone. I felt so much better. My body was nice and relaxed, and I was ready to go off and do my day’s work.”

“I’ve been using Relief Fx by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and best of all it works .
Find out more

19 days ago
19 days ago

DIY decor for a creative teen

The Team from Resene ColorShop Takapuna

Upcycle a skateboard into a funky clock with geometric designs and Resene testpots.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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19 days ago

Enjoy a night of live music at Auckland Museum

The Team from Auckland Museum

A favourite event for Aucklanders young and old, LIVE at the Museum is back for 2020. Rock the night away with the melodic Tami Neilson and her brother Jay Neilson in the iconic Auckland Museum Grand Foyer.

Multi-award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson needs no … View more
A favourite event for Aucklanders young and old, LIVE at the Museum is back for 2020. Rock the night away with the melodic Tami Neilson and her brother Jay Neilson in the iconic Auckland Museum Grand Foyer.

Multi-award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson needs no introduction. Having become one of NZ’s most beloved artists of the modern era, blending country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances, Neilson’s songs have tugged at our heart-strings and soothed our souls.

Accompanied by Tami’s brother and long-time co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to the Museum's Grand Foyer, to be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Tickets are selling fast, bring your family or friends and don’t miss this special evening performance.
Learn more

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21 days ago

Tenants must pay $50,000 after living rent-free in beach side property

Danielle Clent Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, a couple has been ordered by the Tenancy Tribunal to pay $50,000 in rent arrears.
The couple lived rent-free in the Campbells Bay property for about 10 months. Their argument of never having a proper rental agreement didn't wash with the tribunal.

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19 days ago

Mainly Music; Play Group and Music Session for Pre-preschoolers Forrest Hill

Kathy from Mairangi Bay

Hello everyone!
Caregivers & preschoolers come and join us for a fun morning next Friday the 14th. Session starts with morning tea at 10 am. Playtime for the children is followed by the music and dance session. All welcome.
Each session is $4 per family; however, your first visit is free. … View more
Hello everyone!
Caregivers & preschoolers come and join us for a fun morning next Friday the 14th. Session starts with morning tea at 10 am. Playtime for the children is followed by the music and dance session. All welcome.
Each session is $4 per family; however, your first visit is free. Come and join us as we start the new term.

Shore Vineyard Church is at 2/252 Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill

Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com...

Can’t make it Fridays? go to www.mainlymusic.org... to find a group and day that suits near you.


About Mainly Music: a fun music group for care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Throughout the session, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialise with others. Each mainly music is associated with and is run by volunteers from a local church. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families are given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment.

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