Grafton, Auckland

19 days ago

Clivia plants for sale

Liz from Grafton

We have just dug out a huge clivia clump, and started re-potting some pieces. Orange flowers, 53 plants ranging from single plants to 3 plants per pot; $5, $10 or $15. Pick up is either old part of Grafton (with parking) or Mount Roskill. Call or text 0212218484, thanks

Price: $515

20 days ago

Say NO to short car trips

EECA

Transport is our beautiful country's biggest carbon emitter. In fact, car trips under two kilometres, like popping to the shops, make up nearly 1/3 of our drives — an average of 12 per household per week.

So we're encouraging Kiwis to consider climate-friendly modes of transportView more
Transport is our beautiful country's biggest carbon emitter. In fact, car trips under two kilometres, like popping to the shops, make up nearly 1/3 of our drives — an average of 12 per household per week.

So we're encouraging Kiwis to consider climate-friendly modes of transport such as biking, scooting and walking when making trips under two kilometres.

That's why we've launched the ShopPack - a New Zealand-first backpack-style reusable shopping bag to let you keep your hands free on the move.
Find out more

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20 days ago

Easter Bunny Hunt

Christopher Hatfield from Highwic - Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

A visit to Highwic during the Easter holidays is going to be heaps of fun for children of all ages, see the house and gardens and while you are there take part in the "Easter Bunny Hunt" that will be running from Saturday 27th of March and over the Easter weekend and the following … View moreA visit to Highwic during the Easter holidays is going to be heaps of fun for children of all ages, see the house and gardens and while you are there take part in the "Easter Bunny Hunt" that will be running from Saturday 27th of March and over the Easter weekend and the following weekends and through the school holidays, during our normal days of opening Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm - last entry 3.45.

These exciting activities will take children through every room in the house and around our award-winning garden. Children hunt for images of Easter Bunnies hidden in the house and grounds, and everyone who completes the trail can go into the draw to win a super prize.

Child entry is free with a paying adult, $10, maximum of four children per adult.

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29 days ago

Only in English!

NumberWorks'nWords Remuera

Can you think of other words that do this?

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21 days ago

Urban Forage

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Curious to learn more about what is growing around you?
Join Riki Bennett on our Urban Forage to discover edible plants and trees while taking a nature walk followed by a discovery session on edible plants & shrubs and a delicious gourmet luncheon.
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Saturday, 8 May from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

21 days ago

Candy Boxes are flying out the door!

Sophie from Celebration Box

Get your favourite candy in a box from Celebration Box.

21 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by … View more
Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
"Wayne and Kate have been trying to support all the local sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to help. They really have brought some life back into the community and should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work."

AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
"With no ability to trade in Level 3 or above, they still keep their members engaged and motivated with online workouts and daily challenges even though memberships are on hold and the gym is closed. They really are more like a family than a gym ❤️."

WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
"Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food. Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take-out and their cute handwritten messages on the carry bag of dinner. They put the effort into the whole package not just making money."

BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
"Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew have opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. It's a place where you go for the people and the food and drink are delicious which is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were operating as a French bistro and the food was to die for! These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood"

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
"Reece the owner of Valentine’s Valet, often helped by his Dad, mainly deals with lawns and gardens but he runs both a Carpet Cleaning and a Car Buffing business also. He is extremely hard-working, helpful and friendly and is happy to do the odd job that doesn’t fall into one of his usual categories. He comes to us fortnightly and we could not do without him. If anyone deserves an award it is — Reece Valentine!"

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
"Jamie is amazing - not only does he offer incredible haircuts at an affordable price he is a genuinely caring man. With a heart of gold, everyone is whānau to him and he treats you like it. I always leave his salon looking fabulous but also feeling fabulous. He is the type of man that fills your inner well of good feelings while he makes you feel and look special."

WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
"Meredith and Craig Butland and their team do a wonderful job and go the extra mile to make sure every job is to the customer's satisfaction. They drop people at their workplaces and pick them up when work on the car is finished. They take the time to talk to customers about anything and are great neighbours to the local residents. Avalon Service Centre are definitely our local heroes in Avalon."

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
"Lemon Tree Lane is a great big little gift shop. I am so grateful for Mary Jane and Colin's 'You are very welcome' and 'it's no trouble at all' attitude. Their prices are very reasonable, they always happily gift wrap with beautiful papers and ribbons as a part of their service. I truly can't speak highly enough of this community-minded couple and their classy, extensive range of items that never leave us disappointed."

CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
"Troy Cameron is a local accountant. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant, we have never looked back. Troy goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable"

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
"The owner is Richard Smith whose family have been in the motor trade in the Ranfurly Naseby area for over 100 years. During the last years lock down our car broke down leaving us feeling quite uncomfortable as we live some distance from medical & other services. Richard came to our rescue. We need such companies and people in our rural areas. Richard demonstrates such excellent attributes required in our area."

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 5.6% NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
    5.6% Complete
  • 13.9% AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
    13.9% Complete
  • 7.8% WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
    7.8% Complete
  • 5.9% BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
    5.9% Complete
  • 15.1% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
    15.1% Complete
  • 5.2% TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
    5.2% Complete
  • 9.7% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
    9.7% Complete
  • 14% WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
    14% Complete
  • 11.8% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
    11.8% Complete
  • 7.3% CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
    7.3% Complete
  • 3.8% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
    3.8% Complete
1032 votes
22 days ago

RTB finishers get 30% at Under Amour!

The Team from Round the Bays

Woohooo we did it team, Round the Backyard is done and dusted! As a reward for all the hard effort you put in, our friends at Under Armour are offering 30% to everyone who completed our virtual fun-run!

Simply show your official Round the Backyard finishers badge before 4 April 2021 at Under Amour… View more
Woohooo we did it team, Round the Backyard is done and dusted! As a reward for all the hard effort you put in, our friends at Under Armour are offering 30% to everyone who completed our virtual fun-run!

Simply show your official Round the Backyard finishers badge before 4 April 2021 at Under Amour Silvia Park or Newmarket and you’ll get 30% off your purchase.

*T&Cs apply, see instore for details

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22 days ago

Outside of your house looking grubby?

Jesse Raymond from Auckland Wash

Who wants to clean in there spare time?

Our customers spend all day at work and love coming home to a house that makes them feel good.

Whether it be a dirty house, driveway, footpath, deck of fence. I can help!

I provide same day quotes and same week service.
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Who wants to clean in there spare time?

Our customers spend all day at work and love coming home to a house that makes them feel good.

Whether it be a dirty house, driveway, footpath, deck of fence. I can help!

I provide same day quotes and same week service.

Get intouch
Jesse 0272185119
jesse@aucklandwash.com

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22 days ago

Auckland’s draft 10-year Regional Land Transport Plan headed for public consultation

Dee Sims from Waitematā Local Board

Public consultation on Auckland Transport's draft regional transport plan for the next 10 years will take place from 29 March to 2 May 2021. Read More. 👇

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22 days ago

Artisan breads: Bread dough to Ciabatta

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Perfect your kneading and bread-making techniques with the support of our chef in this one day weekend course. Making your own bread from scratch is a wonderful skill to have, and you'll gain recipes and techniques you can use again and again.

At the end of the day you will come away with a … View more
Perfect your kneading and bread-making techniques with the support of our chef in this one day weekend course. Making your own bread from scratch is a wonderful skill to have, and you'll gain recipes and techniques you can use again and again.

At the end of the day you will come away with a large amount of fresh delicious bread to take home and enjoy sharing.

You'll learn about working with different types of yeast, recognise and understand the important stages in bread making, and specialist techniques such as working with a starter and different loaf shapes.

RECIPES INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE:
- Basic bread dough
- Plaited white bread
- Sourdough
- Ciabatta
- Farmers Bread

24 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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23 days ago

Organic Homegrown Feijoas

Ben from Grey Lynn

Freshly picked organic homegrown Feijoas
These are even more delicious this year!
No sprays or chemicals used
$7 a bag (over 1kg bags)
Contactless pickup if needed

Pickup is in Mount Eden
0276412165

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23 days ago

Great North Road upgrade must work for communities as well as commuters

Dee Sims from Waitematā Local Board

Auckland Transport (AT) is asking for feedback on a series of proposals which, if implemented, would include major changes to Great North Road from Karangahape Road to Grey Lynn. The proposal is open for public feedback until 7 May 2021. Read More to find out more and to have your say.

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24 days ago

ReStore charity shop in Panmure

Habitat for Humanity

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore charity shop in Panmure is open 7 days a week for shopping and receiving donations! If you’re looking for a deal or would like to make a donation of pre-loved furniture, clothing or home appliances; come visit us today at 131 Pilkington Road.
 
To be in the … View more
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore charity shop in Panmure is open 7 days a week for shopping and receiving donations! If you’re looking for a deal or would like to make a donation of pre-loved furniture, clothing or home appliances; come visit us today at 131 Pilkington Road.
 
To be in the chance to win a $100 voucher to spend at the ReStore; check out our competition on Facebook here.
 
Our mission at Habitat is to provide local Kiwi families with strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. You can make a difference today as every donation and sale at the ReStore charity shop goes towards supporting local Kiwi families in housing need.
 
Noreen Tangianau
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Panmure – Manager
Find out more

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