Grey Lynn, Auckland

1 day ago

Kayaker plucked from Manukau Harbour

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to … View more
Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to realise the call about a kayaker in trouble was real- rather than a stitch up.

They stopped filming and rushed to the harbour after the alarm was raised about 3.20 pm on October 20.

Helicopter crew soon spotted the kayaker, who was plucked to safety by the Coastguard.

The kayaker was reported to be safe and well.

Auckland City District Police

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light … View more
Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light rail system connecting the airport to Auckland's central city may finally get off the ground.

But Transport Minister Phil Twyford alluded key decisions are still to be made.

Twyford said in June the governing parties could not agree on a preferred proposal and the future of the project would be decided by the new Government following the election.

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Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?
  • 25.6% Yes
    25.6% Complete
  • 74.4% No
    74.4% Complete
422 votes
16 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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16 hours ago

Final days of Stand in Peace: Exploring the New Zealand Wars

The Team from Auckland Museum

Can you imagine a prison hulk (ship) in Auckland Harbour holding prisoners of war? This was the reality just 156 years ago in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Museum’s narrated experience reflects on the New Zealand Wars and invites you into the dark times in our history, examining what they might … View more
Can you imagine a prison hulk (ship) in Auckland Harbour holding prisoners of war? This was the reality just 156 years ago in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Museum’s narrated experience reflects on the New Zealand Wars and invites you into the dark times in our history, examining what they might mean to us today.

Running at 10.30am daily until this Wednesday 28 October. Tickets are just $10 per person.
Get your ticket now

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16 hours ago

ASB Auckland Marathon road closure information

Auckland Marathon

The ASB Auckland Marathon is taking place on Sunday 1st of November 2020. There are a number of road closures in place for the event that you should be aware of in your neighbourhood.

To see the road closures locations and times, please visit the our website, or email us at … View more
The ASB Auckland Marathon is taking place on Sunday 1st of November 2020. There are a number of road closures in place for the event that you should be aware of in your neighbourhood.

To see the road closures locations and times, please visit the our website, or email us at aucklandmarathon@ironman.

Please note the Auckland Harbour Bridge is open, traffic will flow both ways all day. Runners will be on course from 6am – 1pm come on out and support!

If you would like to join the Ryman Volunteer Crew supporting athletes across the event we still have some spots left, if you have a group this can be used as a fundraising opportunity. Email volunteers.aucklandmarathon@ironman.com for more information.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The … View moreKia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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1 day ago

Building a New Life After Separation

The team from Auckland Women's Centre

Kia ora koutou

Surviving separation after a relationship can bring a range of emotions such as loss, anger, confusion and an invitation towards building a new life.

The Auckland Women’s Centre is offering a one day workshop for women called Building a New Life After Separation on Saturday 7 … View more
Kia ora koutou

Surviving separation after a relationship can bring a range of emotions such as loss, anger, confusion and an invitation towards building a new life.

The Auckland Women’s Centre is offering a one day workshop for women called Building a New Life After Separation on Saturday 7 November.

Building a New Life After Separation
Saturday 7 November
9.30am – 5.00pm
Auckland Women’s Centre
4 Warnock Street Grey Lynn
Cost on a sliding scale between $50-$80

Enrol through our website or email info@womenz.org.nz.

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1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

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We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Due to the long weekend, the council's kerbside collections will be one day later from 26 – 31 October.

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1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

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

New Short Courses at TAPAC

Cinna Smith from TAPAC The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

TAPAC is running 5 amazing and affordable short courses for adults in November. Get a taste of acting physically with Daniel Fernandez on ‘Exploring Physicality in Theatre’ (5 Nov – 3 Dec). Former Cirque du Soleil performer Bianca Paine has new techniques for toning your body in ‘Burn it … View moreTAPAC is running 5 amazing and affordable short courses for adults in November. Get a taste of acting physically with Daniel Fernandez on ‘Exploring Physicality in Theatre’ (5 Nov – 3 Dec). Former Cirque du Soleil performer Bianca Paine has new techniques for toning your body in ‘Burn it With Bianca’ (5-26 Nov). Have you always wanted to learn the Charleston? Try Vintage Jazz Dance with the talented Akriti Rana (14 Nov – 5 Dec. For teens & adults). If fiery flamenco is more your passion, join flamenco artist Amira Brock (16 Nov – 7 Dec. For teens & adults) and budding Burlesque dancers will love top commercial dancer Rebekkah Schoonbeek’s fun short course for adults 16+ (18 Nov – 9 Dec).

Enrol at www.tapac.org.nz...

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1 day ago

What's On: Nachle. Let's Dance!

Elesha from Mount Roskill

Nachle means Let's Dance. This is an exciting, upbeat, easy-to-follow Dance workshop. Free workshop for ages 10 onwards with no experience necessary!
Nachle. Let's Dance!
  • Hills Church
1 day ago

What's On: HILLS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Elesha from Mount Roskill

We are back for 2020 (Covid dependent). Mark it in your diary - free food and fun in the car park!
HILLS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
  • Hills Church
1 day ago

What's On: Rooh Ki Baarish

Elesha from Mount Roskill

EVERY FRIDAY with Pastor Anil and Reena Kant - a worship evening filled with love and joy followed by home-made Indian food. Free entry. Questions contact 021 101 7959
Rooh Ki Baarish
  • Hills Church
1 day ago

What's On: NCEA exams coming up?

Elesha from Mount Roskill

The Hub is a free, safe space for students to study & de-stress during Nov. Every Thurs and Friday in November - 11am to 6pm. Contact jeremy@hillschurch.nz for details
NCEA exams coming up?
  • Hills Church
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