Dannemora, Auckland

15 hours ago

Is it time to protect more Auckland trees on private properties ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland is said to be losing 1,000 trees a week - felled on private property where there almost no rules to protect them. "Stop the Chop" wants better when the RMA is replaced. Do you agree? Read the story below:

37 minutes ago

Best Affordable Auckland Petstay

Fairfield Pet Lodge

Fairfield Pet Lodge (FPL) is family owned and operated and has been in the Taljaard family (Anton, Crisna and Ashlee) ownership for the past six years, but the facility was established in approximately 1978! FPL is situated on a lifestyle block of 5 stunning hectares including lush paddocks, large … View moreFairfield Pet Lodge (FPL) is family owned and operated and has been in the Taljaard family (Anton, Crisna and Ashlee) ownership for the past six years, but the facility was established in approximately 1978! FPL is situated on a lifestyle block of 5 stunning hectares including lush paddocks, large gardens and mature trees - located about 7.5 km from Clevedon and just under 40 km from Auckland airport.

Anton has an abundance of experience with animals, serving 12 years as a dog handler in the South African Police Service, shortly after arriving in NZ he volunteered his services at the SPCA in Mangere. He also holds several degrees in business and management. Therefore, it is no surprise that managing FPL is based on modern and sustainable practises. Hence the slogan "We do not follow we lead" holds true for FPL.

We're the most affordable and serene Pet Stay in Auckland, offering a number of affordable solutions, whether you are looking at a day stay or for long term boarding when you are away.

We still have spaces available for October and December school holidays, so to avoid disappointment, we wish to remind all existing and new customers that they need to contact us as soon as possible to make a booking for their pet/s for these busy periods. Reservations for out of season periods can be made at shorter notice.
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37 minutes ago

Could you get more from your Vitamin C supplement?

Lipo Sachets

The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are… View more
The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are proven to deliver 80% higher absorption than standard vitamin C* to help support your immune health and wellbeing.

Make sure your immune system is fighting fit for winter and beyond, by optimising your vitamin C intake.

Could you benefit from high dose liposomal vitamin C?

Ref: *Based on a clinical study comparing 10g Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets to 10g standard vitamin C. Maciej Lukawski (2019). Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to a balanced diet. AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Auckland. TAPS PP7841
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37 minutes ago

Sign up for Walking Stars Auckland | 13 November 2021

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

Join Walking Stars and be part of Auckland’s brightest night walk!
Walking Stars is a night-time half marathon and 12km walk through the streets of central Auckland. This is a fun, vibrant event that raises vital funds to support local people living with cancer.
Sign up now to experience … View more
Join Walking Stars and be part of Auckland’s brightest night walk!
Walking Stars is a night-time half marathon and 12km walk through the streets of central Auckland. This is a fun, vibrant event that raises vital funds to support local people living with cancer.
Sign up now to experience this one-of-a-kind event.
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1 day ago

Why is Auckland Council selling the work of 320 staff?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Behind closed doors councillors have decided to try to sell its parks and facilities maintenance business that employs 320 staff. Should we know why ? Read the story below :

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9 hours ago

What's On: STARS OF PASIFIKA POETRY

Ria from Waterview

'Stars of Pasifika Poetry' at Te Atatū Peninsula Library! Performances by acclaimed Pacific authors and champion spoken-word artists. FREE event, refreshments and parking! See our library Facebook page for details.
STARS OF PASIFIKA POETRY
  • Te Atatū Peninsula Library
1 day ago

Gone is the tank farm - behold the start of a waterfront park

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Out of public glare, those big petrol chemical storage tanks have gone from Wynyard Point near the Harbour Bridge. The long job of turning it into a 5ha harbourside park is ahead. Read the story below:

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13 hours ago

To the End of the World - Alla Fine Del Mondo

Michelle from Highland Park

Giuseppe presents an illustrated talk at the Highland Park library on the settlement of the Italians and the development of the Italian community in New Zealand. Free event, all welcome! Saturday 14 August 2021 - 2.00pm - 3.30pm
To register email: highlandpark.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or … View more
Giuseppe presents an illustrated talk at the Highland Park library on the settlement of the Italians and the development of the Italian community in New Zealand. Free event, all welcome! Saturday 14 August 2021 - 2.00pm - 3.30pm
To register email: highlandpark.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or phone 09 3770209

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14 hours ago

New Zealand Sommelier of the year - 2021

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Congratulations to Andrea Martinisi as he is awarded New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021.

Andrea Martinisi is presented with the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 trophy by Marek Przyborek (NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018) and chair of the Examination Committee with Celia Hay, chair of New … View more
Congratulations to Andrea Martinisi as he is awarded New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021.

Andrea Martinisi is presented with the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 trophy by Marek Przyborek (NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018) and chair of the Examination Committee with Celia Hay, chair of New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association. Andrea is General Manager and Head Sommelier of The Grove Restaurant, Auckland. Marek is head sommelier at Amisfield, Central Otago.

The day started with the Theory Assessment (60 minutest) and Blind Tasting of 2 wines. The white wine was Saint Clair Pioneer Block Gewurztraminer 2020 from Marlborough and from Spain, Muga Seleccion Especial Rioja 2016. The Practical included a restaurant scenario to decant a bottle of Te Mata Awatea 2018 and provide a food pairing. This was made a little tricky as we also had a bottle Te Mata Awatea 2019 on the sideboard... to check if the candidates were reading the label!

The Practical also featured a spirit tasting where candidates were asked to identify 4 spirits. This year the spirits were Bacardi, Tequila Blanco, Jack Daniels, Calvados.

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3 days ago

Pick Up/Delivery Service

Erin from Cockle Bay

Hi All, needing a service that will pick up a Kingsize Bed in Stanmore Bay and Deliver to Cockle Bay. Can anyone suggest someone? Cheers

1 day ago

Visual playlist clues for Thursday's Dance Yourself Happy hour

Mari from Cockle Bay

August Thursdays continue to deliver hits & electronica through decades 7–8pm 😃Attached photo for a sneak peek at this some of this week's playlist tracks. Come along, alone or with friends, entry is FREE!

Dance Yourself Happy
Thu 5 August 2021 at 7–8pm
and every Thursday until … View more
August Thursdays continue to deliver hits & electronica through decades 7–8pm 😃Attached photo for a sneak peek at this some of this week's playlist tracks. Come along, alone or with friends, entry is FREE!

Dance Yourself Happy
Thu 5 August 2021 at 7–8pm
and every Thursday until 25/11/2021
All Saints' Community Centre
30 Cook St., Howick

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

IS THIS 'DANCING IN THE DARK'?
The hall lights are turned off but this is not about dancing in complete blinding darkness. There is a wee disco light for a nice moody feel and to help you see where you're going.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC CAN I EXPECT?
We’ll be dancing to electronic dance music with hits from 80s, 90s, 00s and today. Chart-toppers, floor-bangers, remixes, mashups, house, synthpop, techno, Euro-disco, dance-pop, some pop & rock, the occasional touch of latin, and much more for a groovy concoction. There won't be any ballroom, waltz, tango and that type of 'traditional' music.

IS THERE A CHOREOGRAPHY TO LEARN?
No, this is just one hour when you can dance however you like. There is no instructor and you don't need a dance partner. Feel free to bring friends along though!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR & BRING?
Wear anything you feel comfortable in, be it jeans or trackpants, but no high heels please. Bring a water bottle And a few friends if you like 😉 Do not bring valuables, or keep them 'on' or beside you.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS ALONG?
Sure, but they have to be under your supervision at all times and be able to adhere to social distancing. Also worth noting is that a lot of care is taken to keep the music lyrics ‘clean', but there may be the odd unintentional missed word here or there, or mature themes.

DOES IT COST TO GET IN?
This event is FREE to attend – thanks to Howick Local Board and MECOSS, Manukau East Council of Social Services!

CAN I REQUEST A SONG?
Each session has been prerecorded and there is no DJ, so you cannot request a song on the night, but feel free to share your favourites on the DYH Facebook page (see address further below). You never know – there may be new playlists with yours on it!

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS
We encourage you to use the Covid-19 tracing app on arrival in addition to the usual headcount log. We also ask you to respect other dancers' social space. Government's COVID-19 advice may change from time to time, so do keep up-to-date by following public announcements. Please note: due to the continuing unpredictable nature of Covid-19 situation and the vast number of groups using the hall, the venue owner may take a more cautious approach without prior notice. We will of course try to get the word out immediately if any sessions are cancelled, but this may not always be possible if things happen quickly, and especially newspaper community notices may not be able to be retracted in time.

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DID YOU KNOW?
• Dancing improves mood and destresses
• You can burn over 250 calories in one hour
• It doesn’t even feel like exercise!
• Dancing on a regular basis may reduce your risk of dementia by 76%*
www.psychologies.co.uk...

*Reference: www.nejm.org...

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6 days ago

2/32 Kilimanjaro Drive, Northpark - SOLD - 20/07/2021 - TEAM PARFITT

Lisa Parfitt from Team Parfitt Property

Sold under hammer - 21 days to sell - $405 K above GV!

Thinking of buying or selling - Call Team Parfitt - Wayne: 021 083 97277 / Lisa 021 198 7277

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1 day ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st

Shelley Smithies from Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just
because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one … View more
Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just
because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit

1 day ago

NEW Simple dryer/School uniform dryer

Kevin from Northpark

NEW Simple dryer, ideally for school uniform drying
size: 700mm x 310mm x 253mm
Color: Orange, Blue
New one in the original package, never used.

Price: $68

1 day ago

Valance

David from Pakuranga Heights

Valance for double bed. Perfect fit. Smarten up your bedroom. Ex condition. $5.

Price: $5

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1 day ago

Portable cooker

David from Pakuranga Heights

Breville Handy Hotplate (dble) BHP250. Portable. Second hand. Ideal for sleep out or bach. Easy portability and/or storage. $19.

Price: $19

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