Grafton, Auckland

1 day ago

Do police need to tighten the Auckland-Waikato border case cases rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours, With Covid-19 daily cases in Auckland forecast to double, police won't say whether boundary controls have tightened since rural locals reported higher volumes of traffic on cross-boundary back roads. Read the story below:

1 day ago

Do police need to tighten the Auckland-Waikato border case cases rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours, With Covid-19 daily cases in Auckland forecast to double, police won't say whether boundary controls have tightened since rural locals reported higher volumes of traffic on cross-boundary back roads. Read the story below:

8 days ago

Were you there? 1960s photo of Auckland Star employees restored

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A photograph capturing the staff at the Auckland Star in the 1960s has been discovered and restored.

Tony Lawson, 85, received the photograph from his friend Don Armitage, whose father Jack is pictured in the photograph.

“The photo came to me in a very poor condition,” he said.

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A photograph capturing the staff at the Auckland Star in the 1960s has been discovered and restored.

Tony Lawson, 85, received the photograph from his friend Don Armitage, whose father Jack is pictured in the photograph.

“The photo came to me in a very poor condition,” he said.

“However, my youngest daughter's close friend who is a graphic artist has done a few hours work on this and has come up with an amazing improvement.”

Lawson started working for the Auckland Star in 1964.

“In those days it was hot metal, as they called it, a line of type writers going like the clappers,” he said.

“The noise was something, it’s a wonder we’re all not stone bloody deaf. It was 1976 they were all gearing up to go into the computers.”

He estimates the photograph was taken in the 1960s.

Do you recognise anyone from this historic image?

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11 hours ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Find out more

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11 hours ago

Equifest is postponed to February 2022

Equifest

The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one … View more
The equine world will be rearing to attend postponed equine festival Equifest, 4 – 6 February 2022. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

With more than 140 educational sessions, where else can you learn about all your favourite disciplines in one weekend?

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and get ready to celebrate everything we love about horses!
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1 day ago

Poll: Have you witnessed violence/antisocial behaviour on public transport?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A new text service will make it easier to report incidents of violence and antisocial behaviour on buses and trains.

Mayor Phil Goff said a number of recent incidents have prompted Auckland Transport to launch the service in collaboration with Crime Stoppers NZ.

Passengers … View more
Hi neighbours,

A new text service will make it easier to report incidents of violence and antisocial behaviour on buses and trains.

Mayor Phil Goff said a number of recent incidents have prompted Auckland Transport to launch the service in collaboration with Crime Stoppers NZ.

Passengers who witness an incident of anti-social behaviour, tagging, crime or fare evasion can text details of the incident to 4030.

AT will then look into the issue and may deploy staff to investigate further.

Have you witnessed violence/antisocial behaviour on public transport?

If so, please share your experience!

Have you witnessed violence/antisocial behaviour on public transport?
  • 52.7% Yes
    52.7% Complete
  • 47.3% No
    47.3% Complete
150 votes
20 hours ago

Hobson Bay Adventure

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Running along the coastline, shielded from the Waitemata by Tamaki Drive, lies the Hobson Bay Walkway. This urban adventure can be joined at a number of access points; from Shore Road and also via flights of steps that lead down to the bay from a series of Parnell streets. Some parts of the walkway… View moreRunning along the coastline, shielded from the Waitemata by Tamaki Drive, lies the Hobson Bay Walkway. This urban adventure can be joined at a number of access points; from Shore Road and also via flights of steps that lead down to the bay from a series of Parnell streets. Some parts of the walkway are tidal and require manoeuvring over sand and stones, silty mud or under low hanging bows of pōhutukawa. Other parts are approached over a series of formed paths and built-up wooden boardwalks.

I have been fortunate, through this extended lockdown, to have time to observe the walkway in more detail and am captivated by this natural world at our doorstep.

22 hours ago

Acer's Story

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Acer Ah Chee-Wilson got into to trouble and made some bad decisions in his younger years. He hated school and wanted to drop out at age 14. A shy anti-social boy who kept to himself was then introduced to Project K.

"The person I used to be is in the past. The mischief, the bad man. I’ve … View more
Acer Ah Chee-Wilson got into to trouble and made some bad decisions in his younger years. He hated school and wanted to drop out at age 14. A shy anti-social boy who kept to himself was then introduced to Project K.

"The person I used to be is in the past. The mischief, the bad man. I’ve looked further into the future to where I want to be and who I’m going to be."

Read Acer's full story through the link below.

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1 day ago

Russell Hobbs multi cooker (new)

Fabio from Herne Bay

I bought this Russell Hobbs multi cooker over one year ago, and I have never, ever used it. Not even once. It is new, though I do not have the box.

You can see details of what it does here:

www.briscoes.co.nz...

Price: $120

1 day ago

Mind games

The Team from Resene ColorShop Mt Eden

This matching pairs memory game painted in Resene colours is great for brain-training, fun to paint and play and would make a fabulous gift.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

The Impacts of Climate Change on Insurance costs

Climate Insights

Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global … View more
Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global property premiums by 33-41% between 2020 and 2040”. The potential increase was deemed a direct consequence of our changing climate.

Our Climate Insights property report provides easily understood information on change to risks for your current or a future property. The report includes robust and actionable information for residential property owners, tenants and investors to enhance their property’s climate resilience.
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5 days ago

Lost Cat

Fipe from Epsom

Does this cat belong to you? Please DM me.

Question: is taking her to a vet to check if she’s microchipped the only way?

2 days ago

Covid-19: The top 10 questions people are asking Healthline, answered

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours. The Covid-19 Vaccination Healthline is a free service for anyone who has questions about the Covid-19 vaccine or who needs help booking theirs.

Andrew Slater, chief executive of Whakarongorau Aotearoa, which runs Healthline, said the advice given is in line with the latest … View more
Kia ora neighbours. The Covid-19 Vaccination Healthline is a free service for anyone who has questions about the Covid-19 vaccine or who needs help booking theirs.

Andrew Slater, chief executive of Whakarongorau Aotearoa, which runs Healthline, said the advice given is in line with the latest guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Immunisation Advisory Centre, and is supported by a clinical governance group.

Slater urged people not to sit on questions stopping them from getting vaccinated, adding that the service is presented with all kinds of curly questions.

“Ask us anything. We won’t judge. You can be anonymous when you call.”

Click 'read more' for the top 10 questions people are asking Healthline, answered by clinical director Dr Ruth Large and other experts spoken to by Stuff.

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1 day ago

Rugs Online

Rugs Direct - New Market

Jazz up your patio with our huge selection of wonderful rugs this summer. Perfection for any outdoor spaces 😍🏠

#summer #patios #outdoorlife #outdoorspace #sunbath #rugs #rugsforall #rugsnz #homedecor #design #style #rugsforall

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1 day ago

Experiencing a severe toothache?

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Toothaches can be quite painful and often indicate a serious dental concern. While minor toothaches can usually be managed by antibiotics and painkillers, this doesn’t always fix the issue and in most cases delaying treatment of severe symptoms such as unmanageable pain and facial swelling, can … View moreToothaches can be quite painful and often indicate a serious dental concern. While minor toothaches can usually be managed by antibiotics and painkillers, this doesn’t always fix the issue and in most cases delaying treatment of severe symptoms such as unmanageable pain and facial swelling, can be detrimental. The best ongoing protection against toothache is good oral health habits by practicing preventative dental care.

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1 day ago

WHY CHOOSE US?

Speirs Finance

It can be difficult to choose the right financier to support your business - here are some of the reasons you should work with us:

1. Don’t have “all your eggs in one basket”
2. Experienced
3. Local professional representation
4. Availability
5. Consistency

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