Glenfield, Auckland

15 hours ago

Poll: Are you in favour of the new cycleway being trialled in Auckland's CBD?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Cyclists will have additional spots to lock up their bikes with new facilities installed as part of a cycleway trial.

Project WAVE is a $1 million cycleway trial in the Viaduct Harbour to connect the Quay and Nelson Street cycleways that could have over a thousand daily users.

Auckland Transport … View more
Cyclists will have additional spots to lock up their bikes with new facilities installed as part of a cycleway trial.

Project WAVE is a $1 million cycleway trial in the Viaduct Harbour to connect the Quay and Nelson Street cycleways that could have over a thousand daily users.

Auckland Transport (AT) confirmed two new bike parking facilities able to accommodate 16 bikes have been installed as part of the trial, taking the total number of bike parks along the cycleway to 56.

The project is opposed by a group of residents and business owners.

The two new bike parking facilities are located on Customs Street West between Market Place and Lower Hobson Street. One is located near the Tepid Baths, and one is near O’Hagan’s bar.

The area now has enough space for around 56 bikes, as there were already existing facilities to accommodate 40 bikes before Project WAVE was implemented.

AT spokeswoman Natalie Polley said there are also numerous new bike parking facilities on Quay Street and in the new square as part of the Downtown project.

"That doesn’t even take into account bike parking at the ferry terminal, the AT Downtown Carpark and at many other locations on the Viaduct,” she said.
By Ripu Bhatia

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Are you in favour of the new cycleway being trialled in Auckland's CBD?
  • 33.5% Yes
    33.5% Complete
  • 58.4% No
    58.4% Complete
  • 8.1% Undecided- it's too complex
    8.1% Complete
358 votes
2 hours ago

Baby Topsy turvy succulents

Annabelle from Unsworth Heights

$3 ea
Pick up Unsworth Heights

Price: $3

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1 day ago

Clean and empty all recycling items

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do with your recycling before you place it in your recycling bin. All items to be recycled need to be clean and empty. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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8 hours ago

Join us for an evening to celebrate YOU!

The Team from Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society (Inc.)

In preparation for upcoming National Volunteer Week (June 20th to June 26th), we want to celebrate the hours volunteers have put into protecting and enhancing Kaipātiki’s natural spaces and supporting Pest Free Kaipātiki in our goal for a healthy and flourishing flora and fauna in the region.
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In preparation for upcoming National Volunteer Week (June 20th to June 26th), we want to celebrate the hours volunteers have put into protecting and enhancing Kaipātiki’s natural spaces and supporting Pest Free Kaipātiki in our goal for a healthy and flourishing flora and fauna in the region.

We also like to take this opportunity to thank those who have volunteered with PFK in the past, and those who have expressed an interest in volunteering in the future.

During the event, we also want to ensure that all our volunteers, new and old, feel confident volunteering, whether that be at community events, as street champions, working in hit squads, or helping out at planting days. To this end, we have some skill-building activities planned to help us get to know each other, and PFK, better.

We would love for you to join us for an evening of community building and celebration. Get in touch if you are interested enquiries@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz

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10 hours ago

Volunteer Needed to help with Club Website

Sylvia Heywood from Soroptimist International North Shore

Soroptimist International North Shore raise funds each year and donate those funds to local, national and international projects aimed at educating, enabling and empowering women and girls.

We are looking for a enthusiastic woman or girl wishing to volunteer their skills and knowledge to help … View more
Soroptimist International North Shore raise funds each year and donate those funds to local, national and international projects aimed at educating, enabling and empowering women and girls.

We are looking for a enthusiastic woman or girl wishing to volunteer their skills and knowledge to help with our club website. This would be approximately 2-4 hours a week.

Soroptimists are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

We strive for: human rights for all, global peace and international good will, advancing women’s potential, integrity and democratic decision making. We do this through volunteering our skills and knowledge. We are a diverse group of Women from different ethnicities and vocational backgrounds and enjoy life-long friendships.

Some of the projects we have worked on in the past include ECPACT Child ALERT (the Eradication of Child Prostitution, and Child Trafficking), and encouraging a low decile school children to attend school on the North Shore. We are also proud to support women in need with second hand clothing and toiletries.

Please check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com...
Contact Sylvia on 0211527174 for more information.

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11 hours ago

Windy Days

Ebony from Birkdale

Hope that everyone travelling over the bridge and anywhere on the Shore is sticking to speed limits and keep that distance while this wind is out and about 💨🌬

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13 hours ago

Benefits of taking breaks

NumberWorks'nWords Birkenhead

As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking … View more
As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking breaks for learning and focus!

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10 days ago

1st Auckland Cavell Guide Unit Set to Celebrate Centenary

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is… View more
Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is gearing up to commemorate its centenary.

A social afternoon is planned for July 3, kicking off at 2pm with historic guiding activities such as knot tying and making arm slings.

Guests will be treated to afternoon tea and a birthday cake before photographs are taken of the girls.

The day will end with a singalong around the campfire.

The next day, a church parade will march through St Andrews Church, Epsom, where the unit has been meeting since 1921.

Parishioners are invited to a morning tea after the procession.

The unit, initially known as the St Andrew's Peace Scout Group, is believed to be the first guide company which has kept going since it was launched.

It all started when eighteen-year-old Mona Burgin wrote to the Dominion chief scout Colonel Cosgrove, a New Zealand Boer War veteran, asking about Girl Peace Scouts.

He arranged to meet her in Queen St, Auckland and wrote she would recognize him by the red flower in his buttonhole.

Soon after the meeting Burgin formed the troop on July 6.

Girl Peace Scouts wore khaki uniforms and the St Andrews troop wore a red open-ended tie.

In 1923, the Dominion Council became affiliated with the original Girls Guides Association in London.

*Former unit members can email cavellgirlguidesnz@gmail.com for details of the centenary.

15 hours ago

Motutapu Island placed under rāhui over prolonged stoat invasion

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

A rāhui has been placed over Auckland’s Motutapu Island while authorities work to capture two elusive stoats.

The rāhui (ban) means access to the island in the Hauraki Gulf will be restricted and the campground closed for the next 30 days while the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the iwi … View more
A rāhui has been placed over Auckland’s Motutapu Island while authorities work to capture two elusive stoats.

The rāhui (ban) means access to the island in the Hauraki Gulf will be restricted and the campground closed for the next 30 days while the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the iwi Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki works to trap the stoats.

Ferry services to Rangitoto Island are unaffected by the rāhui.

Motutapu Island has now had four stoat outbreaks in one year. Stoats pose a significant risk to threatened native birds and lizards.

“We are asking people to take note of iwi rāhui and not to visit Motutapu while our first priority is catching the remaining stoats,” DOC incursion response advisor Claire Warren said.

Click 'read more' for our full report (video first published in July 2020).

16 hours ago

Malicious email impersonating NZ Post circulating

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any… View more
New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any individual has received these emails, NZ Post has advised to delete it immediately.

In a statement sent to Neighbourly, NZ Post confirmed that it had taken 24 websites offline in relation to the scam.

For more information on the scam, please see the NZ Post's Cyber Security Alerts page.

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17 hours ago

What's On: U3A Birkenhead General Meeting

David from Chatswood

General business, mini speaker, tea/coffee, followed by main speaker – Laurie Wesley on Islam - A Personal View (Laurie worked in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population)
U3A Birkenhead General Meeting
  • Birkenhead Bowling Club
17 hours ago

This weeks entertainment at the Birkenhead RSA!!!

Birkenhead RSA

Good Morning All.
This weekend the Members draw is at $800.00. Drawn Friday night between 6 and 7pm. You must be here to win!!
This Friday night Toucan is playing and Saturday night, Shane and the Shazaam. Tickets available at the bar.

Membership renewals are due 30 June. If you do not receive a … View more
Good Morning All.
This weekend the Members draw is at $800.00. Drawn Friday night between 6 and 7pm. You must be here to win!!
This Friday night Toucan is playing and Saturday night, Shane and the Shazaam. Tickets available at the bar.

Membership renewals are due 30 June. If you do not receive a notice before this date, please call or pop into the club and we will be more than happy to help.

1 day ago

Get Out More and explore this Autumn!

Explore Central North Island

Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give … View more
Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give you the ideas – you just choose when and where, and pack the car. Time to get planning!
Find out more

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1 day ago

What's On: Keyboard and Music Club

Warren from Mount Eden

You are welcome to our June Club night to hear a selection of members playing, along with guest artists Paul McIsaac and Lloyd Thumbaloo. $5.00 entry. Phone Warren 029 9277365
Keyboard and Music Club
  • Takapuna Bowling Club
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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Takapuna

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist ideas to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org............ $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Takapuna
  • Takapuna Methodist Church
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1 day ago

Monster Community Garage Sale

Heather and John from Hillcrest

Hi neighbours, Hillcrest Lions Club are having another monster Garage Sale this Saturday, 22nd May from 7-11am. All items are donated and all money raised goes back to the local community to those in need. The sale is at the War Memorial Hall, Hall Rd, Glenfield. Heaps of things from electrical … View moreHi neighbours, Hillcrest Lions Club are having another monster Garage Sale this Saturday, 22nd May from 7-11am. All items are donated and all money raised goes back to the local community to those in need. The sale is at the War Memorial Hall, Hall Rd, Glenfield. Heaps of things from electrical goods, clothing, kitchenware, linen, toys, furniture etc etc. If you have any goods in good condition that you would like to donate please text Heather 027 2248761. Our Garage Sales are always well attended and does get busy, but we welcome everyone.

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