Greenhithe, Auckland

12 hours ago

Poll: Do you want to see more car parks at the Albany and Constellation park and rides?

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Harbour News

Transport authorities hope Auckland's fast-filling park and ride facilities will become more like “kiss and rides”, where partners drop their spouses off and seal it with a kiss, rather than needing to park.

Transport Minister Phil Twyford made the comment when asked if there were enough … View more
Transport authorities hope Auckland's fast-filling park and ride facilities will become more like “kiss and rides”, where partners drop their spouses off and seal it with a kiss, rather than needing to park.

Transport Minister Phil Twyford made the comment when asked if there were enough car parks at the Albany park and ride to cope with increased patronage as a result of the northern busway extension, due to be completed about 2022.

“If you rely solely on park and rides, then you just actually increase congestion around the stations. Ultimately, in some stations you’ll see ‘kiss and rides’, where spouses will drop their partner off at drop off zones.”

Would you like to see more car parks built at the Albany and Constellation park and rides?

Read more here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Do you want to see more car parks at the Albany and Constellation park and rides?
  • 100% Yes - What's the point of park and rides if you can't PARK and ride? 
    100% Complete
  • 0% No - Local bus services are frequent enough that I don't need to drive
    0% Complete
  • 0% Other - Tell us in the comments
    0% Complete
2 votes
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10 hours ago

Stationery

Mazhar from Unsworth Heights

Working pend

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1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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16 hours ago

Auckland Museum translates online war records into te reo Māori

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An online military database has been translated into te reo to honour Māori servicemen and women.

Auckland War Memorial Museum has introduced the changes to the user interfaces of its online cenotaph and collections in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week.… View more
Hi neighbours,

An online military database has been translated into te reo to honour Māori servicemen and women.

Auckland War Memorial Museum has introduced the changes to the user interfaces of its online cenotaph and collections in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week.

The initiative was funded by a $15,000 grant from InternetNZ, a lobby group that aims to support digital inclusion.

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3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

19 hours ago

Hotel Open 21st Sept!

Casey from Pets in the City - Wairau Park

Our Wairau Park location will be opening their Dog Hotel as of the 21st of September 2020!
Just in time for a much needed school holiday getaway- Book your furry friends reservation today! Call our friendly team on 09 558 5100 or email wairau@petsinthecity.co.nz

20 hours ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

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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1 day ago

What's On: Auckland Youth Orchestra Concert: Flamboyance

Bryan from Orakei

Conducted by Antun Poljanich, presents: Bernstein: Candide Overture. Arnold: Clarinet Concerto No.2 (soloist: Kiara Kong). Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 .
Auckland Youth Orchestra Concert: Flamboyance
  • Auckland Town Hall
1 day ago

Well-being weekend savings on line

Anne from More Than Skin Spa Beauty Wellness

Our latest email shares our well-being online offer that starts today. Check out the details via the link below.
Stay well and stay safe ,
Anne & the team at More Than Skin xx

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1 day ago

What's On: MIlford Crystal Visions Holistic Market

Michelle from Beach Haven

*Nurturing Body, Mind & Spirit*. Sun 20th 10am till 3pm Covid19 Level 2.5 Regulations for Business & Hospitality as advised by MBIE. Readers, Healers, Crystals, Jewellery, Candles & More. www.crystalvisions.co.nz
MIlford Crystal Visions Holistic Market
  • Milford Senior Citizens Club Hall
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1 day ago

What's On: MIlford Crystal Visions Holistic Market

Michelle from Beach Haven

*Nurturing Body, Mind & Spirit* 10am - 4pm Covid19 Level 2.5 Regulations for Business & Hospitality as advised by MBIE. Readers, Healers, Crystals, Jewellery, Candles & More. www.crystalvisions.co.nz
MIlford Crystal Visions Holistic Market
  • Milford Senior Citizens Club Hall
11 days ago

Sky Tower to fly white flags for mental health

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Three white flags will fly from the very top of the Sky Tower this week, to raise awareness about mental health in the construction industry.

SkyCity spokesperson Arron Money said the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide in the commercial sector in New Zealand.

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Three white flags will fly from the very top of the Sky Tower this week, to raise awareness about mental health in the construction industry.

SkyCity spokesperson Arron Money said the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide in the commercial sector in New Zealand.

“Flying the flags from the top of the Sky Tower is our way of acknowledging the problem and empowering the industry to do something about it. The flags are a visual reminder for workers to stop and have the courage to ask a mate if they are alright,” he said.

Fly the Flag is a campaign created by Mates in Construction - an organisation established to combat the high rate of suicide among construction workers in New Zealand.

As a mark of respect for the families who have lost loved ones to suicide, the Sky Tower will also be lit as large ribbon with colours of orange and gold on September 10 to support World Suicide Prevention Day.

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11 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with Domino’s new ‘tip your driver’ feature?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Domino’s is under fire after adding a tipping feature to its online ordering system, with critics saying the pizza chain should “pay staff properly” instead of relying on customer generosity.

But Domino's says the system helps keep its workers safe and there is no obligation to tip.
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Domino’s is under fire after adding a tipping feature to its online ordering system, with critics saying the pizza chain should “pay staff properly” instead of relying on customer generosity.

But Domino's says the system helps keep its workers safe and there is no obligation to tip.

The new feature gives customers the option to pay a fixed amount or choose their own tip for their “delivery expert” before completing payment.

The move has been met with outrage on social media where some have said Domino’s should “pay staff properly instead”.

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Do you agree with Domino’s new ‘tip your driver’ feature?
  • 11.9% Yes
    11.9% Complete
  • 88.1% No
    88.1% Complete
1117 votes
1 day ago

Chef Des Harris joins NZSFW

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

We are delighted to welcome Chef Des Harris as culinary tutor to work alongside Chef Finn Gybel.
Des started his career in the kitchen of Wellington’s Logan Brown Restaurant with Al Brown and Steve Logan and moved to Auckland as executive chef of Clooney in 2006. In more recent years, Des has … View more
We are delighted to welcome Chef Des Harris as culinary tutor to work alongside Chef Finn Gybel.
Des started his career in the kitchen of Wellington’s Logan Brown Restaurant with Al Brown and Steve Logan and moved to Auckland as executive chef of Clooney in 2006. In more recent years, Des has been executive chef at the Hunting Lodge.

Here is Des with our diploma chefs and his first menu of Beef carpaccio with lemon thyme, black garlic mayo, pickled shallots, brown butter croutons

Goats cheese cappelletti with asparagus, Parmesan & brown butter

Sous Vide Lamb shoulder with Pumpkin molasses, Medjool date, puffed wheat & black olive

Chocolate sabayon tart with white chocolate yoghurt

16 days ago

Former Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino to stand for parliament

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

John Palino has announced his intention to run in the 2020 general election despite not being in the country.

Palino, who is best known for his three unsuccessful campaigns for Auckland mayor, has signed on as a list candidate for the minor Tea Party.

But Palino is … View more
Hi neighbours,

John Palino has announced his intention to run in the 2020 general election despite not being in the country.

Palino, who is best known for his three unsuccessful campaigns for Auckland mayor, has signed on as a list candidate for the minor Tea Party.

But Palino is currently based in Florida, United States, after travelling to visit family at the end of last year and deeming it too dangerous to return due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He says he will run his campaign from there and return if the Tea Party is “lucky and fortunate” to get enough votes.

The Taxpayers and Entrepreneurs Alliance formally registered earlier this year, and is running on a platform of support for business, opposition to capital gains taxes, opposition to recreational drugs, and embracing migration.

Palino was approached to stand by Tea Party co-leader John Hong, who ran alongside Palino in the Auckland race last year.

Do you think the fourth time is the charm for the once mayoral hopeful?

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1 day ago

Home Based Childcare Spaces

Andrea from Sunnynook

Hi everyone. I'm a homebased childcare educator for Kia Ora Kids at Home Childcare. I have a couple of spaces available for any under 5 year olds. I have been a care educator for 9 years and live in Sunnynook and regularly attend playgroups, go to mainly music, the library, parks, playgrounds,… View moreHi everyone. I'm a homebased childcare educator for Kia Ora Kids at Home Childcare. I have a couple of spaces available for any under 5 year olds. I have been a care educator for 9 years and live in Sunnynook and regularly attend playgroups, go to mainly music, the library, parks, playgrounds, beaches and have lots of indoor and outdoor toys available. I won't venture outside of home for the time beeing until the covid-19 has settled. The smaller groups of children in home based care spread less bugs around. I love to do arts and crafts and science experiments with the kids. Kia Ora Kids offers subsidies to families that meet the WINZ criteria and 20h COMPLETELY free for 3 & 4 year olds. Hourly rate is $6.50. if you are interested send me a message or call me on 0211553751. Grab the space before it is gone!

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