Castor Bay, Auckland

26 days ago

Updated: Fire crews expected to work throughout Wednesday

The Team from Auckland Council

Fire and Emergency New Zealand continues to work on the fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre on Hobson Street and expects to continue working throughout the day.

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26 days ago

WATCH: SkyCity convention centre fire's 20-hour burn on film

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, have you seen smoke streaming out of the SkyCity convention centre?

Dramatic footage from multiple vantage points of the Auckland fire's unrelenting burn.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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26 days ago

SkyCity fire update - traffic, road closures and bus disruptions

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:

TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising … View more
The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:

TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising Aucklanders to avoid unnecessary travel into the city centre," says Auckland Transport spokesperson John Nottage.
"If you can work from home or from a non-central location, or start work later in the day, we recommend you do so. More updates here.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Auckland Transport says detours are affecting the NX2 22A, 22N, 22R, 221X, 223X, 24B, 24R, 24W, 243X, 248X, 82, 802, 923, 75, 18, 151X, 171X, 172X, 195X, 209, 105, 106, 110, 125X, 129, 132, 132X, 133, 133X, 134 InnerLink and OuterLink bus services. There are also changes to bus stops.

-The SkyCity carpark was expected to open this morning and customers whose cars were stuck in the carpark on Tuesday night wouldn't be charged for the extra day.

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27 days ago

Speed limit reductions decided today

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Speed reductions on around 700 Auckland roads will be decided this afternoon.

Some of the dangerous roads considered for the reductions include Dairy Flat Highway, Whitford Rd, Hobson St and Karangahape Rd.

People are divided on whether reductions should be enforced. What are your thoughts?

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27 days ago

Free King Size Mattress

Fiona from Hillcrest

free king size mattress, pick up from Hillcrest.

Free

27 days ago

Recipe: Turbot with Oyster & Hollandaise with Broad beans & peas (Foam of Pods)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Serves 4

Ingredients
350 g Turbot - Filet no skin or bones
4 Oysters - out of shell roughly chopped
1 Shallot - brunoises
1 Chives - finely cut
1 tsp Mayonnaise
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Serves 4

Ingredients
350 g Turbot - Filet no skin or bones
4 Oysters - out of shell roughly chopped
1 Shallot - brunoises
1 Chives - finely cut
1 tsp Mayonnaise
Pinch Lemon Zest

Hollandaise
2 Egg yolks
100 g Butter - clarified
1 tbsp Vinegar
Pinch Salt
Broad beans
Peas
Pea feathers

Foam
2 Shallots
100 ml White Wine
600 ml Chicken Stock
150 gr Peas
Bean pods
125 gr Butter per 500 ml liquid.

Process
Filling - Fish
Mix oyster, shallot, chives, mayo and zest. Put into pipping bag. Portion the fish into 90 gm pieces, preferably triangles. Cut a pocket into the pieces and fill with the oyster mix.

Hollandaise
Wisp a sabayon in a bain-marie with yolk, vinegar and salt. Add butter little by little while whipping. Season at the end.

Beans
Break the beans out of the pods by pushing it through the shell. Blanch the beans for 10 seconds and squeeze the inner bean out of the skin.

Foam
Sautee shallot in a large based pot. Deglaze with the wine, then add stock. Bring it to boil and add the peas and bean pods. Cook for 2 mins and strain. Spread the green stuff on the tray and cool it down. When cold, blend it all. Strain and season. Add 125 g butter per 500 ml.

At Service
Bake the fish at 80 degrees for 16 minutes.
Add the beans and peas to the hollandaise with a bit of fine cut chives.
Spoon the hollandaise in the base on a large serving bowl.
Put the fish on top and garnish with pea feathers.

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27 days ago

Speed limit cuts become reality on nearly 700 roads

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Transport has brought in most of the 700 speed limits cuts it had proposed in rural and city and town centres. A new survey shows strong public support for the safety move. Do you back it ? Read the article below.

(Please type NFP if your comment is not for print)

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27 days ago

Last days to enter! 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 year… 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 this Thursday 24th October 2019.

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27 days ago

Floors for Living Spring Catalogue

Choices Flooring

Choices Flooring’s Floors for Living Spring Catalogue is out NOW!

With inspirational flooring ideas and advice to help you make the right choice, and a range of savings on carpet, timber, laminate, luxury vinyl, and window furnishings, you’re sure to find the floor you’ve been searching … View more
Choices Flooring’s Floors for Living Spring Catalogue is out NOW!

With inspirational flooring ideas and advice to help you make the right choice, and a range of savings on carpet, timber, laminate, luxury vinyl, and window furnishings, you’re sure to find the floor you’ve been searching for.

The Choices Flooring Spring Catalogue is 16 pages full of hints, tips and ideas to inspire you.

And there is a chance to win $5,000 CASH.

Visit Choices Flooring East Tamaki to get your FREE copy, 3/107 Harris Road, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Find out more

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27 days ago

Happy Labour Day from Baycrest Village

Baycrest Village

Hi neighbours,

Baycrest Village is the most popular place to live! It's sunny, spacious, has private indoor/outdoor living, generous storage, and garages with internal access. The weekly service fees are low.

Baycrest Village is a registered Charitable Trust with a friendly atmosphere.View more
Hi neighbours,

Baycrest Village is the most popular place to live! It's sunny, spacious, has private indoor/outdoor living, generous storage, and garages with internal access. The weekly service fees are low.

Baycrest Village is a registered Charitable Trust with a friendly atmosphere. We're a supportive community with Christian values. From all of us at the village, we'd like to wish our community a safe and happy Labour Day holiday!

Baycrest Village is proud to support Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
Stay Safe in the Surf this Summer.

For further information about Baycrest Village please email dianne@baycrestvillage.co.nz or phone on (09) 424 2719.
Learn more

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28 days ago

Hedges need a trim?

Marcus Cherry from Grounded Arb

Great hedge work today - definitely required a haircut!

Check out those before and after shots.

I'm a perfectionist when it comes to hedges and pruning, so if you want an immaculate hedge trimmed back, give me a call.

Marcus 021 154 6337 or info@groundedarb.co.nz
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Great hedge work today - definitely required a haircut!

Check out those before and after shots.

I'm a perfectionist when it comes to hedges and pruning, so if you want an immaculate hedge trimmed back, give me a call.

Marcus 021 154 6337 or info@groundedarb.co.nz

www.groundedarb.co.nz...

North Shore based arborist tree care

28 days ago

Public transport: How does Auckland compare to other cities?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, Poor public transport is among the most pressing challenges facing Auckland's tourism industry, multiple studies have found. Auckland Transport hopes a new public transport system to the airport will help solve the problem. What do you think of Auckland's public transport? … View moreHi neighbours, Poor public transport is among the most pressing challenges facing Auckland's tourism industry, multiple studies have found. Auckland Transport hopes a new public transport system to the airport will help solve the problem. What do you think of Auckland's public transport? How does it compare to other cities you've visited? What should be done to improve it?

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28 days ago

Firewood

Mihiri from Hillcrest

I have some firewood to be picked up for free. If anyone needs some pls text me on 021-0552420. Pick up address is in Hillcrest, North shore

Free

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