Hauraki, Auckland

3 hours ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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3 hours ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
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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:

9 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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18 hours ago

Photo Album

Ada from Northcote

Photo album, 100 sheets

Price: $10

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18 hours ago

Clothes rack

Ada from Northcote

Clothes rack

Free

20 hours ago

Super Saturday - today's the day!

Shorecare Urgent Care Smales Farm

Today's the day! ☀️💞
If you haven't had your 1st or 2nd COVID-19 jab yet then hop in your car, head to Smales Farm and join other Kiwis taking part in Super Saturday.
We're vaccinating 8am-6pm today at Smales Farm.

Vaccinations are FREE and no appointments are necessary!

Do… View more
Today's the day! ☀️💞
If you haven't had your 1st or 2nd COVID-19 jab yet then hop in your car, head to Smales Farm and join other Kiwis taking part in Super Saturday.
We're vaccinating 8am-6pm today at Smales Farm.

Vaccinations are FREE and no appointments are necessary!

Do this not only for yourself, but your friends, whānau and colleagues. It will take all of us working together so that we can have a safer community and get back to doing the things we love.

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1 day 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!
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1 day 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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3 days 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?
  • 51.2% Yes
    51.2% Complete
  • 48.8% No
    48.8% Complete
162 votes
1 day 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.

1 day ago

Mental health advocate wins $10,000 for work supporting first responders

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from North Shore Times

A woman has won $10,000 to go towards her efforts to set up a mental health homestead for first responders.

Takapuna resident Rebecca Nelson’s charity Te Kiwi Maia envisions a place where first responders can go to feel supported and access therapy.

The 33-year-old has been recognised in … View more
A woman has won $10,000 to go towards her efforts to set up a mental health homestead for first responders.

Takapuna resident Rebecca Nelson’s charity Te Kiwi Maia envisions a place where first responders can go to feel supported and access therapy.

The 33-year-old has been recognised in the 2021 Westfield Local Heroes community grants program for her work.

Te Kiwi Maia was born 18 months ago while Nelson was visiting the UK.

“I went to an establishment called Tedworth Health, a beautiful place over there where one of my dear friends actually went to get some help,” she said.

“It had everything you required as a veteran, music therapy, animal therapy, it had lots of art, and families could go and stay there too.”

Nelson, who is a member of the New Zealand Navy, questioned why similar support was absent back home.

She has teamed up with first responders like the army, airforce, navy, police, ambulance and firefighters to make it a reality.

“Our aim is to get a homestead or a working farm here in NZ, so there our people who are currently serving or are ex-service can go to get the therapy they require due to wounded injured or ill through line of duty,” she said.

While fundraising continues for the homestead, Nelson will start taking away first responders for a week of respite.

She is working with Massey University to create a programme that is based around people’s needs.

“A lot of veterans are relieved excited. I know there’s a lot of them who have potentially gone through stages of their careers where they would have liked to take some time out and to decompress from whatever the situation was that they witnessed,” she said.

“It’s about time, they’ve been saying, and they’re really glad that we’re collaborating to make this happen.”

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1 day ago

Free books and DVD

Ada from Northcote

Get one, two...all

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1 day ago

Super Saturday vaccinations

Shorecare Urgent Care Smales Farm

You can't get more Kiwi than this 🐟 🍫
Swing by Smales Farm this Saturday, 16th October, for your 1st or 2nd COVID-19 vaccination and we'll sweeten the deal with a choccy fish 😋

We're vaccinating 8am-6pm this Super Saturday - protect yourself and your whānau against … View more
You can't get more Kiwi than this 🐟 🍫
Swing by Smales Farm this Saturday, 16th October, for your 1st or 2nd COVID-19 vaccination and we'll sweeten the deal with a choccy fish 😋

We're vaccinating 8am-6pm this Super Saturday - protect yourself and your whānau against COVID-19 and get vaccinated.

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