Fairview Heights, Auckland

1 day ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing … View more
The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 21.7% Rates
    21.7% Complete
  • 16.3% Housing
    16.3% Complete
  • 12.6% Roads
    12.6% Complete
  • 15.9% Public transport
    15.9% Complete
  • 2.9% Water
    2.9% Complete
  • 5% Waste
    5% Complete
  • 8.8% Climate + environment
    8.8% Complete
  • 12.1% Infrastructure
    12.1% Complete
  • 4.7% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    4.7% Complete
838 votes
1 hour ago

Free English courses

DynaSpeak Albany

It's time to learn English!

NZCEL Courses
Enrol now until 29 August 2019

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2 hours ago

Outings and Social Club for Seniors living on the North Shore

Amanda from Northcross

Silver Rose Tours for fun, active, retired people living on the North Shore who want to get and explore more.

Weekly Tours exploring somewhere new each week. Join us for this week's Tour - Mahurangi Eastside Tour on Friday, 23 August 2019. A full-day tour for $49.00 per person includes door… View more
Silver Rose Tours for fun, active, retired people living on the North Shore who want to get and explore more.

Weekly Tours exploring somewhere new each week. Join us for this week's Tour - Mahurangi Eastside Tour on Friday, 23 August 2019. A full-day tour for $49.00 per person includes door to door pick up and drop off.

For more information or to book your seat call Amanda today. Or to get yourself added to our mailing list please call or email Amanda on (09) 218 6254 or amanda@silverrosetours.co.nz.


Mahurangi Eastside Tour Friday, 23 August 2019 Price: $49.00

What’s included:
* Pick up (from your address) 9-9.45am
* Scenic drive to Warkworth, Snells Beach and Sandspit
* Duration 5 to 6 hours

This trip we will head north and enjoy the picturesque drive through the beautiful rural countryside to Warkworth. We will stop here for refreshments at Chocolate Brown Chocolaterie and Cafe. The Chocolaterie is the flagship store for their beautiful award-winning chocolates. They can't get much fresher, the chocolate factory is located right behind the Chocolaterie! You can watch the talented chocolatiers produce delicious chocolates during the week. After morning tea we will make our way out to Scotts Landing and explore a little of the east side of the Mahurangi Harbour. Weather permitting those who wish to can take the short walk to view the beautiful Scott Homestead dating from 1877. It's quite stunning and well worth the short walk to view it. From here we will drive along Algies Bay and Snells Beach allowing you a view from the comfort of the van. Departing Snell Beach we will take the short drive to Sandspit where we will have lunch on the water edge at Cafe Sandspit. After lunch, you can either sit and relax at the cafe or go for a walk and explore the Sandspit Wharf area before we begin our homeward journey.

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2 hours ago

Do you remember JumpJam from primary school?

The Coordinator from StarJam - Albany

On Friday we celebrated another wonderful year of JUMP JAM 4 StarJam with schools from around NZ!

Students, teachers and our StarJam Jammers danced their hearts out, all in the name of StarJam.

We're so grateful to everyone who got involved - your support means our Jammers get to keep on … View more
On Friday we celebrated another wonderful year of JUMP JAM 4 StarJam with schools from around NZ!

Students, teachers and our StarJam Jammers danced their hearts out, all in the name of StarJam.

We're so grateful to everyone who got involved - your support means our Jammers get to keep on unleashing their potential in music workshops every week.

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4 hours ago

What's On: Glenfield Intermediate School’s musical production

Rosanne from Glenfield

Shakespeare on Trial School Hall, 138 Chivalry Road, Glenfield 7pm-8.30pm, Tuesday 3 September, Wednesday 4 September Tickets $10 available from School Office Ph 4446582
Glenfield Intermediate School’s musical production
  • Glenfield Intermediate School Hall
12 hours ago

Ahoy ye families!

The Team from Auckland Museum

Join our adventurers this Night at the Museum!

Bring a torch, explore the darkened galleries - a fun night-time adventure for the whole family this school holidays!

Suffer a sailor’s life on-board, as we navigate the southern oceans with Cook and company. It’s going to be all hands-on … View more
Join our adventurers this Night at the Museum!

Bring a torch, explore the darkened galleries - a fun night-time adventure for the whole family this school holidays!

Suffer a sailor’s life on-board, as we navigate the southern oceans with Cook and company. It’s going to be all hands-on deck as you learn how to behave in His Majesty’s Royal Navy – avoid the dreaded cat o’ nine tails and sample some questionable 19th-century naval food.

Have you got what it takes? Well, let’s batten down the hatches and join in the fun in this overboard quest.

This event sells out, so book your tickets now to avoid missing out.
Book now

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19 hours ago

Freezer Mug

Maggie from Albany

Keeps drinks cooler for longer. 15.5cm in height. Pick up is in Albany

Free

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19 hours ago

Ice Packs and Cool Wool

Maggie from Albany

5 ice packs and 2 cool wool
Pick up is in Albany

Free

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19 hours ago

Light Bulb

Maggie from Albany

I’m sorry I don’t have the strength as it’s rubbed off but it’s about the same size as the philips 15w. This is not a screw bulb. Pick up is in Albany

Free

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19 hours ago

Philips Tornado Screw Bulb

Maggie from Albany

This is a cool daylight bulb 15W
Pick up is in Albany

Free

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19 hours ago

Herbal Cough Syrup

Maggie from Albany

About 185ml left in it.
I don’t like the taste.
Pick up is in Albany

Free

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12 days ago

What's On: CHERPA AGM and Public Forum

Pam from Birkenhead

CHERPA invite the public to join our discussion on Chelsea Estate Heritage Park maintenance and management. What is currently being done? What other options are there? RSVP to cherpa.nz@gmail.com
CHERPA AGM and Public Forum
  • Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club
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20 hours ago

What's On: Torbay Garden Club Spring Show

Hilary from Fairview Heights

Our Spring Show will feature exhibits from members' gardens. Visitors are most welcome to view. There will be a trading table, a raffle and afternoon tea. Contact Hilary 478 1601.
Torbay Garden Club Spring Show
  • Torbay Community Hall
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1 day ago

English Tutoring for Adults

Michele from Torbay - Long Bay

Hi, my name is Michele Danneels and I have been a practicing speech language therapist for over 20 years who is now looking to help adults with their English. I am available to help with listening, conversations, grammar, and pronunciation. If you are interested, please contact me on: 021 319 657… View moreHi, my name is Michele Danneels and I have been a practicing speech language therapist for over 20 years who is now looking to help adults with their English. I am available to help with listening, conversations, grammar, and pronunciation. If you are interested, please contact me on: 021 319 657 or email me on: m_danneels@yahoo.com

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1 day ago

Today’s menu - Shurpa recipe

Olga from Albany

Shurpa (also spelled shourpa, shorwa, shorpo, сhorba, shorba, shorpa, shorpo, sorpa) is a rich and thick soup that will help you enhance your physical power and regain strength if you have lost it, ranks among the foremost first-course dishes of the Uzbek cuisine.

To cook shurpa you will need:
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Shurpa (also spelled shourpa, shorwa, shorpo, сhorba, shorba, shorpa, shorpo, sorpa) is a rich and thick soup that will help you enhance your physical power and regain strength if you have lost it, ranks among the foremost first-course dishes of the Uzbek cuisine.

To cook shurpa you will need:
* 0.5 kg of mutton (ribs or fillet) or beef;
* 300 g of onion;
* 200 g of carrot;
* 200 g of capsicum;
* 200 g of tomatoes;
* 200 g of potatoes;
* spices (salt, zira, black pepper and others);
* herbs (dill, parsley, coriander or any other you like or are accustomed to);
* about 2 l of water; shurpa must not be too thin, it is a thick soup.

The ingredients listed above can be found in almost all shurpa recipes, and the only thing that makes all the types of this dish differ from each other is the way it is cooked.
Put large pieces of meat and bones into cold water and boil them for 1.5-2 hours. As the water starts to boil, turn down the fire.
Then take the meat and bones out and separate the meat from the bones. Cut the meat into small even pieces and put them back into the broth.
Now add vegetables cut into large pieces and boil the soup on small fire so that the vegetables can gradually become soft and give the soup all their taste.
Pickle tomatoes may prevent the potatoes from boiling up properly, which is why the tomatoes should be added at the end of the cooking process, together with herbs and spices.
After being finished, the shurpa can be portioned out in traditional bowls (kosa), with a handful of fresh herbs put in each bowl.
Shurpa can also be served separately, that is, broth in large bowls and meat and vegetables in a dish.
Today and tomorrow you can try Shurpa in our bakery.

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