Grafton, Auckland

9 hours ago

Election 2020: Auckland Central candidates for local MP

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Auckland Central's MP.

The person elected will be the voice for your region in … View more
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Auckland Central's MP.

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.

The electorate comprises the inner city communities of Herne Bay, Ponsonby, Freemans Bay and along the waterfront to Mechanics Bay in the east. The western boundary is largely defined by Richmond Rd, the eastern boundary includes Auckland Hospital and the Domain, and the southern boundary includes parts of Grafton and Newton.

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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10 days ago

Edmonds Cookbook

Joel from Grey Lynn

Looking for a special gift for my husband. Specifically I'm after an Edmonds Cookery Sure to Rise classic cookbook from 1977 (the year he was born). Anyone know where to find one?

9 hours ago

New Season Stock out now!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Karangahape Road

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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11 hours ago

11 Ways To Grow Your Business

Giles from GECA Chartered Accountants

Join Giles Ellis & the GECA Team at this 90 minute event to understand the mindset change required to succeed in a changing business landscape.

The benefits of attending:
-Look at your business like you never have before & be challenged to adapt
-Understand the seven ways to grow your … View more
Join Giles Ellis & the GECA Team at this 90 minute event to understand the mindset change required to succeed in a changing business landscape.

The benefits of attending:
-Look at your business like you never have before & be challenged to adapt
-Understand the seven ways to grow your business (& how they apply to you)
-Learn how to set a roadmap and dashboard for your business
-Discover how to measure and maximise business efficiency
-Learn how the eleven ways impact your profit and cashflow
-We’ll cover the eleven key areas in your business that you can influence and the strategies you can adopt to achieve growth.

Not on track to achieve your desired financial results this year?

Want to increase your profit and improve cashflow?

Want to improve margins?

Looking for business growth?

Click on the link and sign up for the event today!

12 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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14 hours ago

Out of control Hedge

Professional Lawn & Garden Care

Get your hedge trimmed and looking sharp for summer - $80 per hour + removal of green waste fees. Book now!

15 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

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Mt Eden

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

Scarecrow Grocer opens in Mt Eden

Scarecrow

Scarecrow Grocer is an artisan store committed to the community & the idea of living locally.

We stock:
• Pantry Essentials & Fresh Produce
• House-made ready meals and deli goods
• Boutique NZ wines and craft beers
• Bespoke gift baskets
• Fresh flowers from our dedicated… View more
Scarecrow Grocer is an artisan store committed to the community & the idea of living locally.

We stock:
• Pantry Essentials & Fresh Produce
• House-made ready meals and deli goods
• Boutique NZ wines and craft beers
• Bespoke gift baskets
• Fresh flowers from our dedicated in-house florist
• Locally made artisan products
• An extensive range of organic products

September special – Buy any Scarecrow house-made ready meal and get a second of equal or lesser value at 25% off!
Find out more

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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.
Read more

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1 day ago

Home Street Reserve Upgrade

Dee Sims from Waitematā Local Board

Home Reserve Playground on the corner of Home Street and King Street in Grey Lynn will be temporarily closed from 1st October 2020 to mid December 2020 while upgrade works are being undertaken.

Waitematā Local Board is proud to be delivering the Home Reserve Upgrade Project. During this time, we … View more
Home Reserve Playground on the corner of Home Street and King Street in Grey Lynn will be temporarily closed from 1st October 2020 to mid December 2020 while upgrade works are being undertaken.

Waitematā Local Board is proud to be delivering the Home Reserve Upgrade Project. During this time, we encourage you to visit nearby playgrounds, including: Grey Lynn Park, Nixon Park and Western Park.

From the week beginning 28th September 2020, there will be no access into the park from either Home Street or King Street entrances, whilst the works are underway.

The construction works are scheduled to commence Thursday 1st October 2020 and are expected to be complete by mid December 2020 or earlier if practical. The contractor engaged to undertake the works on behalf of Auckland Council is Ventia.

The works will include removal of the existing playground, earthworks, installation of furniture, playground edging and surface, pathway renewal and half court line marking. The existing overgrown vegetation will be replaced with a mix of low growing native species designed to attract birds and insects.

During the works, the contractors will be using digging equipment and transporting material into the Reserve from Home Street entrance. There may be some noise during working hours (7.30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday), but the contractors will aim to keep this to a minimum.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and will make all effort to minimise disruption.

If you have any questions about these planned works, please contact waitematalocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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7 days ago

Clothes Rack

Alison from Ponsonby

Hello Neighbours,
Does anyone have one of these to give away or very cheap - I just want it to arrange some clothes on it for a garage sale, then I will give it away.
Thanks, Alison

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1 day ago

Banana boxes (about 50!) from beg Oct

Megan from Ponsonby

Look at what's being shared on @olio_ex right now. #Sharing to stop #waste! olioex.com...

Free

1 day ago

Shop In-store or Online.

TOYCO

We’re pleased to announce that our St Lukes store has reopened!

We can’t wait to see everyone again! Or you can continue shopping online, and for the next few days spend $50 or more online and use the discount code FREESHIP2020 and your order will be delivered free! Discount code expires … View more
We’re pleased to announce that our St Lukes store has reopened!

We can’t wait to see everyone again! Or you can continue shopping online, and for the next few days spend $50 or more online and use the discount code FREESHIP2020 and your order will be delivered free! Discount code expires 11.59pm Monday 28th September.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

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