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✨ We have FIVE double passes to giveaway to theoretical physicist Sean Carroll's talk on February 22nd at Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna. Simply like this post and be in the draw! We will pick winners at random at 12noon Monday 17th Feb.✨
Sean looks for answers to some of the really big questions. Why is there a universe? What is time?
Based in Los Angeles, Sean's not only a science professor, he's the go-to science guru for some big-time movies - such as Angels & Demons and Marvel's Avengers: Endgame, consulting with scriptwriters on topics such a time travel and parallel universes.
Sean Carroll: Our Preposterous Universe. Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, February 22. Information and tickets at thinkinc.org.
Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...
6.7% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need6.7% Complete
84.2% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers84.2% Complete
9.1% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it9.1% Complete
We think you’ll love this New Zealand Hot Cross and Cold Cross Bun recipe from Aunt Daisy's Cookery Book of Approved Recipes, from our collection.
Maud Ruby Basham (30 August 1879 – 14 July 1963), professionally known as Aunt Daisy, was a well-loved New Zealand radio broadcaster. Her 30-minute daily morning show ran from 1933 to 1963. Her role was primarily to promote household products and to boost morale during World War II. Try out this recipe and it might just boost your morale! Best served hot with lashings of butter…
Aunt Daisy’s full recipe and other activities for the Easter Weekend are over at our Auckland Museum at Home Hub!
Unfortunately over the last few days, Council has had to temporarily close a number of bush tracks in our area that contain kauri trees. I'm not sure of the exact tracks that have been closed, but the following parks are affected:
* Eskdale Reserve Network (including Birkenhead Domain)
* Kauri Glen Reserve/Cecil Eady Reserve
* Chelsea Estate Heritage Park
* Birkenhead War Memorial Park.
I've requested maps showing exactly which tracks have been closed and will make those public once I receive them.
It is really bad timing with everyone out for daily walks, however it was a necessary decision to protect kauri trees from dieback disease. Under Alert Level 4, no-one is allowed to fill the spray bottles for cleaning shoes, and no-one should be using tracks near kauri if they haven't sprayed their shoes, therefore the tracks have been temporarily closed. Tracks that have already had in-ground cleaning stations installed remain open.
I've heard that some of the tracks that have been closed do not contain kauri, which may be an error and I'm following up on those.