Epsom, Auckland

2 hours ago

Could you be "The Namer" and find Auckland's new brand?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Officially the short-list has been drawn up for a new name for the merged council agencies ATEED and RFA. But here's the criteria - see if you can do better. What would you call it? Read the story below:

6 days ago

We Say, You Say: Auckland Uni Exams

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Neighbours,

Auckland uni students have spoken out against on-campus exams this year as their overseas counterparts will be able to check notes while they will not be able to.

Those international and domestic students remaining in New Zealand will be completing their exams under … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Auckland uni students have spoken out against on-campus exams this year as their overseas counterparts will be able to check notes while they will not be able to.

Those international and domestic students remaining in New Zealand will be completing their exams under supervised conditions. A university email obtained by Stuff showed that overseas students will also be given a 30 minute grace period, in case of any technical faults, with this time able to be used towards the final exam.

Do you think this is fair?

*Type NFP if you do not want your comment feature in our Conversations section.

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1 day ago

Message from Constable Don Allan - Guy Fawkes

Colleen from Onehunga

Information relating to the use of fireworks

Fireworks, Guy Fawkes bonfires and sky lanterns
Fireworks are dangerous and pose a high fire risk. You must make sure you are using them safely.
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Where you can light fireworks
You can light fireworks on private property:
from 5pm to 10.30pm… View more
Information relating to the use of fireworks

Fireworks, Guy Fawkes bonfires and sky lanterns
Fireworks are dangerous and pose a high fire risk. You must make sure you are using them safely.
Page Content
Where you can light fireworks
You can light fireworks on private property:
from 5pm to 10.30pm every day during the year
up to 1am on 1 January for New Year.
Where you cannot light fireworks
You cannot light fireworks on council-controlled land, such as:
beaches
parks and reserves.
You are also prohibited from lighting fireworks in:
forests
conservation areas
road surfaces, berm or footpath on your street.
How to use fireworks safely and considerately
Inform your neighbours, if possible and avoid using them after 10pm.
Have water or fire extinguishers handy.
Read and follow handling instructions carefully.
Do not light fireworks in windy or dry conditions.
Do not point fireworks at any person, animal, property or vegetation.
Always have a responsible adult present.
Keep pets inside or move animals to avoid stress.
For more safety information see the Fire and Emergency New Zealand website.
Where you can light Guy Fawkes bonfires
On public land
It is illegal to light an outdoor fire in any public place within Auckland under the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2103, unless we have given prior approval.
This applies to all:
beaches
parks
conservation areas
forests
road surfaces, berm or footpath on your street.
On residential private land
Bonfires are not allowed in residential areas at any time.
On rural private land
During Guy Fawkes (2-5 November), bonfires are allowed on private land in rural areas but must be lit during daylight hours and extinguish them before nightfall.
You need to:
comply with the general fire safety guidelines
get a fire permit, from Fire and Emergency New Zealand during a Restricted Fire Season.
For fire permit application and information about the current fire seasons see www.checkitsalright.nz... website.

19 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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13 hours ago

Backpack $35

Melody from Remuera

Brandnew. Must be pick up.

Negotiable

4 days ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Due to the long weekend, the council's kerbside collections will be one day later from 26 – 31 October.

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15 hours ago

x11 PS3 Games

Gerard from Hillsborough

11 Playstation 3 games in original cases and with manuals.
I haven’t played them myself but have loaded them and played them for a few minutes to check they all work ok, which they did.
x3 of the games are ex-rental (noted as such on list below) but the disc surfaces of the rentals are in good … View more
11 Playstation 3 games in original cases and with manuals.
I haven’t played them myself but have loaded them and played them for a few minutes to check they all work ok, which they did.
x3 of the games are ex-rental (noted as such on list below) but the disc surfaces of the rentals are in good condition with just a few marks or minor scratches and Sniper 2 has a tiny chip on the edge.
View Hillsborough, Auckland Ph 624 0576
1. God of War
2. Virtua Fighter 5
3. Dynasty Warriors 7 ...ex-rental
4. Sniper 2 ...ex-rental
5. Sniper Ghost Warrior
6. Tomb Raider
7. Max Payne 3 ...ex-rental
8. Battlefield Hardline
9. Watch Dogs
10. Just Cause 2
11. Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas2

Price: $55

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16 hours ago

Halloween QR Codes

Anna from Remuera

For those of you intending to run with Halloween and trick or treating this year, I have been thinking through how best to manage things as safely as possible. I'll be investing in a huge bottle of sanitiser I think for all door knockers and perhaps dishing out (wrapped) treats with tongs … View moreFor those of you intending to run with Halloween and trick or treating this year, I have been thinking through how best to manage things as safely as possible. I'll be investing in a huge bottle of sanitiser I think for all door knockers and perhaps dishing out (wrapped) treats with tongs myself. But most important I figured is the contact tracing. I just went on the Covid-19 website and it was an easy peasy process to apply for our own QR code. I just skipped the two bits that wanted some sort of business identification number and it all went through ok. Apparently it will be a couple of days before I am emailed the poster though, so do it before next weekend if you're wanting it for then. I debated about having a clipboard for those groups of children who don't have an adult or a smartphone with them but I'm thinking they wouldn't be comfortable leaving contact details with a total stranger so fingers crossed every group has one or the other. The link for generating QR Code posters is qrform.tracing.covid19.govt.nz...

7 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The … View moreKia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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1 day ago

Acupuncture

Carina from Remuera

I would like recommendation for acupuncture, anyone had good experience around?
Thanks

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21 hours ago

What's On: Graduate Choir NZ

Robyn from Silverdale

Present their first concert for 2020 - 'Caritas'. The choir is thrilled to have Mt Albert Grammar students and Amitai Pati (Sol3Mio) performing with them.
Graduate Choir NZ
  • Mt Albert Grammar School
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1 day ago

What's On: Fabric+Yarn+Thread

Amanda from Whenuapai & Herald Island

Popup fabric & yarn store. Quilt fabrics, handcrafted textiles, yarn, embroidery thread, silk fibre and more! For more information go to www.provenance.co.nz *6th & 7th*
Fabric+Yarn+Thread
  • Pokeno Community Hall
1 day ago

Get your windows and doors fixed now for summer!

Brian from Pinnacle - We repair windows and doors.

We are getting booked out fast leading up to Christmas. Don't miss out. Book an appointment today!

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1 day ago

Ladies' Litera-tea - Women writers and cakes!

The Women's Bookshop

What a delicious way to spend a Sunday afternoon - gathering with a couple of hundred women to listen to some of NZ's top women writers and indulge in a lavish afternoon tea.

Featured writers include Hinemoa Elder on Maori wisdom, award-winning novelist Catherine Chidgey, Pasifika poet … View more
What a delicious way to spend a Sunday afternoon - gathering with a couple of hundred women to listen to some of NZ's top women writers and indulge in a lavish afternoon tea.

Featured writers include Hinemoa Elder on Maori wisdom, award-winning novelist Catherine Chidgey, Pasifika poet Karlo Mila, MP Golriz Ghahraman, photographer Jane Ussher, with the food writer this year being the extraordinary Monique Fiso from famous Hiakai restaurant in Wellington.

Sunday 1 November 1pm-5.30pm Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls
Tickets $65 (includes lavish afternoon tea) from The Women's Bookshop
(09) 3764399 books@womensbookshop.co.nz
Find out more

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1 day ago

Let’s Recycle Right, Auckland

The Team from Auckland Council

There are three simple things we can do to help improve the quality of recycling that’s being collected.
1. Completely empty out containers, especially ones with liquid or drink.
2. Rinse out all containers. The cleaner the better is the rule of thumb.
3. Sort your … View more
There are three simple things we can do to help improve the quality of recycling that’s being collected.
1. Completely empty out containers, especially ones with liquid or drink.
2. Rinse out all containers. The cleaner the better is the rule of thumb.
3. Sort your waste carefully to make sure only the right recyclable containers from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry go in the recycling bin

Are you are recycling legend? Play the game now to improve your kerbside recycling. See if you know what can and what can’t go into your kerbside recycling bin.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Free fridge/freezer

Siena from Mount Eden

Fridge/freezer to give away.

It's running fine but full disclosure, it does run quite loud so I fear something is wrong with it but I know nothing about fridges haha.
Also got stickers, marks and dents on it.

You will need to pick up from Mt Eden - if you don't have transport … View more
Fridge/freezer to give away.

It's running fine but full disclosure, it does run quite loud so I fear something is wrong with it but I know nothing about fridges haha.
Also got stickers, marks and dents on it.

You will need to pick up from Mt Eden - if you don't have transport there's a guy on trademe who does a pay-what-you-can service.

PM if interested

Free

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