Hillcrest, Auckland

10 days ago

Cameras help cut red-light-running but thousands still do it

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, motorists running through red traffic lights create some of the highest death and injury risks. Auckland Transport's roll-out of cameras is making a difference, but do you think penalties are tough enough ? Read the story below:

2 days ago

Should Auckland Council execs get ATHOP cards instead of carparks?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council is looking to reduce the number of ratepayer funded carparks enjoyed by senior managers. It's down from 77 to 49. Is the council right to consider offering ATHOP cards instead? Read the story below:

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3 days ago

TGS uniform, junior girl long sleeve blouse shirt 8

Zulha from Hauraki

Hi neighbours. My Takapuna Grammar School daughter need secondhand shirt. Long sleeve, size 8, good condition would be great.

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3 hours ago

What's On: Stars of Pasifika Poetry

Ria from Waterview

It’s Pacific month, so join us for a fantastic night with talented Pasifika poets. Also, bring your suede jandals to boogie with the Samoan Elvis! Free event - free parking.
Stars of Pasifika Poetry
  • Te Atatū Peninsula Library
1 day ago

Update on Birkenhead Pontoon

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Below is an update from Council on the pontoon and gangplank that were removed from Hinemoa Park, Birkenhead, last year. This is a disappointing situation that the Local Board is pursuing, but it may be a while before a new pontoon is back up and running. The exact location of the new pontoon is … View moreBelow is an update from Council on the pontoon and gangplank that were removed from Hinemoa Park, Birkenhead, last year. This is a disappointing situation that the Local Board is pursuing, but it may be a while before a new pontoon is back up and running. The exact location of the new pontoon is also being investigated.

"Upon discovery that the pontoon was potentially unsafe it was removed and taken to a dry dock facility for an assessment of the damage. Results from the assessment have revealed significant damage to the pontoon to the point where the pontoon is not able to be repaired to a standard that it can be returned to Hinemoa Park.
The decision to invest into a replacement pontoon is not a small one and will need to be considered by the Kaipātiki Local Board as part of the upcoming work programme prioritisation.
The immediate impact of this is that there won’t be a pontoon available for users of the park for the remainder of this summer and possibly further into the foreseeable future.
The assessment also revealed that the specific location of the pontoon likely contributed to the damage and therefore as part of any further investigation into the replacement of the pontoon, the location will need to be a factor for consideration."

Photo credit: "Boaties" website, McLaren Brown Media: www.boaties.co.nz...

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7 hours ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A quaint market featuring produce, crafts, food and a tearoom! Learn about seed saving with Katrina from Blue Borage at 12:30. With special guest gardening guru Lynda Hallinan.Free entry.
Alberton Market Day!
  • Alberton
11 hours ago

Recipe: Lamb Salad

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Greg Heffernan's Marinated Lamb Salad recipe with Fresh Coriander & Mint Leaves

Ingredients
1 lamb fillet or ½ lamb loin

For the marinade:
1 shallot or 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh mint, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh coriander, sliced
5 or 6 pieces pickled … View more
Greg Heffernan's Marinated Lamb Salad recipe with Fresh Coriander & Mint Leaves

Ingredients
1 lamb fillet or ½ lamb loin

For the marinade:
1 shallot or 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh mint, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh coriander, sliced
5 or 6 pieces pickled ginger
Pinch of chilli powder or fresh chilli
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce

To serve:
Handful of Mesclun salad
Few drops sesame oil
½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Please follow the link for the full recipe.

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1 day ago

Poll: How common do you think Varicose Veins are?

Vein and Laser Group

Varicose veins are often quite symptomatic with aching, heaviness, cramp and itching. These problems may cause limitations to lifestyle choices and enjoyment of life.

At Vein & Laser, we want to know your thoughts. Simply vote down below.

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How common do you think Varicose Veins are?
  • 84.1% Very common
    84.1% Complete
  • 14.2% Not so common
    14.2% Complete
  • 1.7% Very rare
    1.7% Complete
176 votes
14 hours ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop Birkenhead

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are … View more
Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to makeover your shoes

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21 hours ago

Give us your feedback on our proposed Annual Budget 2020/21

The Team from Auckland Council

Have your say on our proposed Annual Budget 2020/2021 and Council-Controlled Organisations Review.

You can also give your feedback for the Independent Panel about Auckland Transport, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Panuku Development Auckland, Regional Facilities Auckland, and… View more
Have your say on our proposed Annual Budget 2020/2021 and Council-Controlled Organisations Review.

You can also give your feedback for the Independent Panel about Auckland Transport, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Panuku Development Auckland, Regional Facilities Auckland, and Watercare.

Visit akhaveyoursay.nz to find out more and tell us what you think.
Have your say

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1 day ago

Weekender

Tyrone from Hillcrest

Deck's, planter's, pergolas, treehouses and fences
You name it and I'll nail it.

Negotiable

1 day ago

Free fridge

Vannessa from Forrest Hill

Free fridge in good condition. It works properly, a little bit noisy but apart from that is working very well. If like to pick it up, please give me a call or text on 02102525531.

Free

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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Devonport

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. Every Tuesday www.meditateinauckland.org............ $10 or $5 unwaged Beginners welcome
Meditate in Devonport
  • Devonport Library
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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Devonport

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. Every Tuesday www.meditateinauckland.org............ $10 or $5 unwaged Beginners welcome
Meditate in Devonport
  • Devonport Library
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