Glendene, Auckland

14 hours ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 hour ago

Become a detective at Auckland Museum

The Team from Auckland Museum

Follow clues and discover which stories are fact or fake with the kids these school holidays! Start our free trail by grabbing a free copy of The Tāmaki Truth from the Museum entrance and guide yourself through the Museum to reveal secrets and stories.

Free with Museum entry, running until … View more
Follow clues and discover which stories are fact or fake with the kids these school holidays! Start our free trail by grabbing a free copy of The Tāmaki Truth from the Museum entrance and guide yourself through the Museum to reveal secrets and stories.

Free with Museum entry, running until Sunday 11 October – read more here.
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1 day ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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5 days ago

The Broken Bridge!

David from Glen Eden

Nine engineers!! Why doesn't one of them dig out the original engineering drawings, have the replacement parts made, third party inspected, then fitted. Maximum time, say two weeks??
While I'm on my beer crate, why have we not got a second crossing. It has been talked about for years … View more
Nine engineers!! Why doesn't one of them dig out the original engineering drawings, have the replacement parts made, third party inspected, then fitted. Maximum time, say two weeks??
While I'm on my beer crate, why have we not got a second crossing. It has been talked about for years and years and years! And all they do is talk talk talk. Where is the resolve, the go get, the leadership. Why are we dead from the neck up?????
And while I'm at it, why isn't Whenuapai made ready for use as a second Auckland airport. Imagine the scene when the Mangere airport runway is unusable?? It will happen one day.

Why do we wait for disasters when obvious needs can be easily foreseen and when we have the resources?? It's called planning. PLANNING with foresight.
Same with water supplies, car parking(sick) and road quality. Why do we pay such huge salaries for incompetence????

15 days ago

A few of the things open in my garden at the moment. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Photo 1: Purple freesia flower. Photo 2: Three yellow daffodils. Photo 3: "fried egg" (orange & white) daffodil. Photo 4: Little purple & white alyssum flowers. 😃 Photo 5: A cute little pink, dark red & white carnation. 😃

10 hours ago

New Season Stock out now!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Henderson

Hi Neighbours,
Spring is here! Head down to your nearest Red Cross Shop and check out our new season stock!
We can't wait to see you!

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13 hours ago

Garage Sale 1/16a Parker Ave. New Lynn.Saturday 26 Sept.

Aaron from New Lynn

Lots of Retro, Trash n Treasure, Curios, Interesting stuff. From 7am. 0277840648

Negotiable

16 hours ago

Gardening & Lawn mowing

Nicholas Wotton from Service King

Now is the time to start thinking about your summer garden plans! As the weather gets warmer you'll be spending more time outdoors. Is your garden looking weedy, patchy or overgrown? For all your garden woes, Service King has you covered;

- Weeding
- Pruning
- Mulching
- Planting and … View more
Now is the time to start thinking about your summer garden plans! As the weather gets warmer you'll be spending more time outdoors. Is your garden looking weedy, patchy or overgrown? For all your garden woes, Service King has you covered;

- Weeding
- Pruning
- Mulching
- Planting and transplanting
- Fertilising
- Garden waste removal
- Garden make-overs
- Plant sourcing

We can also cut your lawns on a regular, scheduled or one-off basis.
For a garden you'll take delight in, get in touch today!

18 hours ago

What is double glazing?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Auckland West

What is double glazing? We’ve put together some information that might help you with your research if you're considering getting retrofit double glazing click here to read. If you’re interested, we offer a free no obligation quote click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

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19 hours ago

KITCHEN ITEMS, BACKPACKS, BELTBAGS, MOTORBIKE GEAR,SUNHATS, CUTLERY Hair Straightener

Lorraine from Henderson

Logan & Mason Super King Duvet cover, $10 and super king fitted and flat sheets $5 each
Vacuum Food flask for hot foods (England) $5 Pumpkin Storage holder $5 Lazy Fish corkscrew $4 Kitchen cutlery , and other items in photos. Backpacks belt bags
Kids & Adults Sunhats caps Roxy, … View more
Logan & Mason Super King Duvet cover, $10 and super king fitted and flat sheets $5 each
Vacuum Food flask for hot foods (England) $5 Pumpkin Storage holder $5 Lazy Fish corkscrew $4 Kitchen cutlery , and other items in photos. Backpacks belt bags
Kids & Adults Sunhats caps Roxy, billabong, adidas , Nike
also clothes and shoes no photos LOTS OF TOYS, CLOTHES, KIDS BOOKS,
EVO Motorcycle Armored jacket 100% Cordura size XS fits Ladies 8-12 or Small Men's Motorcycle jacket cost over $480 selling for $150 Fantastic condition its Dark Black with Grey better than photos
EVO Pants & Jacket for under Armored jacket size M $20 each
& gloves XS $10
& Helmet Blue & White size XS by FFM great condition $50

0211224859

Negotiable

20 hours ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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1 day ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
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1 day ago

PayAsUGO is your flexible wheelie bin service

Waste Management

No more bin tags needed to get rid of your waste. PayAsUGO is a great alternative to the Council bin tag.

We will deliver a bin direct to you, and you choose how often it’s collected. Pause your service 48 hours before your scheduled collection and you won’t be charged.

Terms and … View more
No more bin tags needed to get rid of your waste. PayAsUGO is a great alternative to the Council bin tag.

We will deliver a bin direct to you, and you choose how often it’s collected. Pause your service 48 hours before your scheduled collection and you won’t be charged.

Terms and Conditions:
*Waste Management prices based on cost per collection. Council bin tag price based on Council recommend retail price for 140 Litre & 240 Litre bin tags. Accurate as of 17 September 2020.

Auckland Council bin tag service available in North Shore, West Auckland and Papakura.
Book now

1 day ago

Just a thought ... 🤭😏

Fiona from Henderson

Can we all agree that in 2015 not a single person got the correct answer to, "Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?"😃😄

1 day ago

My most BEAUTIFUL dreamcatcher to date. 😃 It's SO BEAUTIFUL I think I'm gonna keep it. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Made with a piece of curly silver ribbon I found on the lawn left by the birds on my birthday (the Monday just gone!!!) wrapped round some loops of 24 gauge wire (forms the hoop), some transparent 0.5mm thick stretchy jelly elastic (the web part, and the tie to the safety pin, which I Blu-Tacked … View moreMade with a piece of curly silver ribbon I found on the lawn left by the birds on my birthday (the Monday just gone!!!) wrapped round some loops of 24 gauge wire (forms the hoop), some transparent 0.5mm thick stretchy jelly elastic (the web part, and the tie to the safety pin, which I Blu-Tacked onto a shelf of my computer table! 😃) and some very thin transparent nylon thread (to attach the feathers), some iridescently-painted transparent odd-shaped glass beads from a packet, and some white feathers (also shed by the pigeons on the front lawn). 😃

2 days ago

One of my Dutch irises - a white one - is out today. 😃 Also, two more new additions to my garden. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Photo 1: My white Dutch iris, the first one open this season. 😃
Photo 2: My two newest additions to my garden - two blueberry plants of two different varieties, both of the Rabbiteye type. It's a small bush, which grows to 1m x 1.5m at the largest - so is the easiest to keep in a … View more
Photo 1: My white Dutch iris, the first one open this season. 😃
Photo 2: My two newest additions to my garden - two blueberry plants of two different varieties, both of the Rabbiteye type. It's a small bush, which grows to 1m x 1.5m at the largest - so is the easiest to keep in a tub/barrel, like I have them both in here. 😃
Photo 3: Blueberry Tasty Blue variety - of the Rabbiteye type. 😃
Photo 4: Blueberry Blue Dawn variety - also of the Rabbiteye type. 😃 Rabbiteye type plants ARE self-fertile, but you will need at least two different varieties of the Rabbiteye type to cross-pollinate and increase crop yield and fruit size, so I've bought two compatible types from Mitre 10. Check the labels on the plants when choosing which varieties to buy, so that you know which varieties will go with which. Plant them at least 1.5 metres apart if planting them in the ground, as this is how big these plants will grow, and position them no further than 20 metres apart, so that the bees can find them and share the pollen between them so that they will cross-pollinate.
Blueberries like acidic soil to grow in (so that they will produce fruit), so that's why you're best to plant them in tubs or wooden (or other material) barrels like I have (that, and they're awesomest to plant that way!!! 😃). I put Tui compost in the bottom, Tui strawberry mix/potting mix at the top, mixed with Hauraki Gold peat moss and sheep pellets. I watered it in well with Yates Thrive liquid seaweed citrus food & Seasol seaweed solution, diluted with water in a watering can. Blueberry plants take a while to fruit, so by the third year, when they get big enough, you should have fruit. 😃

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