33 days ago

My Nice Neighbour nomination

Trish from Chatswood

My nice neighbours are the Birkenhead fire men. After ringing several firms with no luck and one with a $300 charge, I rang the fire station. They were here in 30 minutes, removed my smoke detector which had been beeping for several hours. Checked my home for fire safety ( I passed) put in another detector. Best neighbours we could have.

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9 minutes ago

Seeking 1 bedroom house/unit/sleepout

Shelly from Takapuna

I have a non tech savvy friend desperately seeking 1 bedroom sleepout or self contained unit.
Single male, quiet, 55yrs old, no children, non drinker, no pets $250 to $350 /week, west or nth shore to warkworth. Has been looking for about a month now with no luck as so many people are applying. Please call Peter if you have something available on 0211607057.

18 hours ago

A massive upgrade of our kauri bush tracks is on its way!

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

A massive upgrade of our kauri bush tracks is on its way!
The Shore Action team is very proud that on Wednesday we allocated over $7 million from the Natural Environment Targeted Rate fund to upgrading bush tracks across Kaipātiki to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. That's about 50% of the total kauri budget available for local board parks.
We've added this to $2 million of funding that we already had allocated, bringing the total to around $9 million!
We have been very hot on protecting our kauri and upgrading tracks this term: we pre-emptively closed bush tracks near kauri; we got council staff to work directly with our restoration volunteer groups to use local knowledge and expertise to identify vulnerable kauri and new track routes; and John Gillon and Danielle Grant advocated directly to the Mayor and councillors for additional funding for the Kaipātiki area, which has now come through.

Below are the parks that will be receiving track upgrades to mitigate against kauri dieback disease:
* Birkenhead War Memorial Park (option 2 plus closure of section 17)
* Chatswood Reserve (option 3 plus upgrade of section 6)
* Chelsea Estate Heritage Park (option 2)
* Eskdale Reserve Network (option 2)
* Fernglen Native Plant Gardens Reserve (option 3)
* Kauri Glen Reserve & Cecil Eady Reserve (option 2)
* Leigh Scenic Reserve & Lynn Reserve (option 3 as requested by the public meeting in Bayview)
* Rangatira Reserve (option 2)
* Soldier's Bay Accessway (option 2)
We also confirmed the indefinite closure of Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve which have confirmed cases of kauri dieback disease.


16 hours ago

WATCH: Union

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city using the universal language of rugby.
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