44 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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3 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Publicly owned properties fall to rack and ruin

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.

Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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1 day ago

Drums Lessons/Teacher for children

Inbal from Saint Johns

Hi,
I am looking for drums teacher/class in a reasonable cost for my 12yr boy. It can be a private lesson or in a group setting. Any recommendation will be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks
Inbal

2 hours ago

𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴: 𝗙𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘂𝗽𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁, 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗞𝗼𝗵𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟰 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀

Mary from Kohimarama

Available from 29 May 2021 to mid/end September 2021

Ideal person:
Looking for a non smoking, social, mature female to share with one other mature woman. Someone who likes to share and cook the occasional meal together. Must be clean, tidy and considerate with her own interests who enjoys getting out and about.

The room:
Generous sized furnished bedroom with super king bed and lots of built in wardrobe space and heat pump. Views from the bedroom through palms to harbour.
$275 per week for rent plus $50 per week for all utilities - unlimited fibre, water, gas, power.
Plus 2 weeks rent upfront for bond.

About the property:
Well insulated, heat pumps, wood burner and double glazed throughout.
Stylish lounge with fine art and Samsung FRAME 65 inch smart TV, all glass front opens to 50msq northeast deck with view through to harbour.
Shared large, modern bathroom, heated towel rack, bath, large shower etc.
Space in double garage for one car.
Small private garden.
So central - Short 6 minute walk to Kohimarama Beach, St Heliers Beach & Village, Orakei Bay Village and Mission Bay are just a few minutes away, close to bus stops, Eastridge Shopping Centre, Maddells Farm etc.
An easy quick trip to the city.

Apologies that the 2 bedroom photos are upside down! Some sort of technical glitch that I haven't been able to fix yet!!

Please text, call on 021 454 580 or email me if you're interested! Look forward to hearing from you! Mary :)