Hillcrest, Auckland

18 hours ago

"Torture ship" to receive 21-gun salute in Devonport on Friday

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours. Chilean Training Ship Esmeralda will arrive at the Devonport Naval Base at 9am on Friday and will fire a 21-gun salute "in recognition of New Zealand's Queen and the country".
The Royal New Zealand Navy will return a salute to honour the Chileans. However, the ship … View more
Hi neighbours. Chilean Training Ship Esmeralda will arrive at the Devonport Naval Base at 9am on Friday and will fire a 21-gun salute "in recognition of New Zealand's Queen and the country".
The Royal New Zealand Navy will return a salute to honour the Chileans. However, the ship has been described as a "floating jail" and "torture chamber" by former prisoners, who described being tortured by electric prods, being hung by the feet, dumped into water and excrement, and given electric shocks to their testicles.
The NZDF said the best places for the public to view the salutes were along Queens Parade or the Devonport Wharf.
Do you think a ship with a torturous past should be allowed to dock in New Zealand? Will you go and watch the salutes? Let us know in the comments.
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stuff.co.nz/auckland/114324652/chilean-ship-with-history-of-torture-to-receive-21gun-salute-upon-arrival-in-auckland

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1 day ago

Owner's warning after dog nearly dies after eating rat poison

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An Auckland dog owner is warning of the dangers rat bait can cause after her beloved pet nearly died after ingesting it twice.

Tracy Leach said her 8-year-old golden retriever Daisy first got sick about four weeks ago on their rural property in Glenbrook, south of Auckland.

She … View more
Hi neighbours,

An Auckland dog owner is warning of the dangers rat bait can cause after her beloved pet nearly died after ingesting it twice.

Tracy Leach said her 8-year-old golden retriever Daisy first got sick about four weeks ago on their rural property in Glenbrook, south of Auckland.

She bounced back pretty quickly but Leach started to notice she was vomiting constantly and consuming a lot of water - causing her to take Daisy back to the vet.

To read more click here

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2 hours ago

Kids only - keep out!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Birkenhead

Kid’s love somewhere to hide and seek.


This day tent is a perfect fort for indoors or a place to retreat from the sun when playing outside, with highlights of Resene colours.

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

Find out how to create this quick … View more
Kid’s love somewhere to hide and seek.


This day tent is a perfect fort for indoors or a place to retreat from the sun when playing outside, with highlights of Resene colours.

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

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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7 hours ago

Waltz to better brain health

Dementia Auckland

Did you know… there’s no dementia when you’re dancing? Research tells us that dancing frequently makes us smarter, instils confidence and is one of the most effective ways to offer protection against developing dementia.

Join us on the red carpet as we waltz our way to better brain health… View more
Did you know… there’s no dementia when you’re dancing? Research tells us that dancing frequently makes us smarter, instils confidence and is one of the most effective ways to offer protection against developing dementia.

Join us on the red carpet as we waltz our way to better brain health with the Still Me Gala Ball in support of Dementia Auckland.

Friday 8 November 2019, 6pm to 11.30pm
Cordis Hotel, Auckland

For more information and to buy tickets visit us here.

The night will be full of exciting entertainment with host Mike McRoberts.
Book tickets!

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7 hours ago

Keep NZ homes stink bug free

Biosecurity New Zealand

The brown marmorated stink bug is a pest that can infest your home in the thousands, stinks when crushed, and is almost impossible to get rid of. It is also a major threat to our fruit and vegetable industries.

It’s not in New Zealand yet and we want to keep it that way. It hibernates inside … View more
The brown marmorated stink bug is a pest that can infest your home in the thousands, stinks when crushed, and is almost impossible to get rid of. It is also a major threat to our fruit and vegetable industries.

It’s not in New Zealand yet and we want to keep it that way. It hibernates inside homes.
Find out more

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15 hours ago

The need for pocket parks

Lyn from Takapuna

The topic at last night’s ‘Auckland Conversations’ (a series of meetings run by the Auckland City Council to engage citizens on its future plans ) was the future density of the city and its sustainable suture. Several people raised their concern at the way the City Council is persisting in … View moreThe topic at last night’s ‘Auckland Conversations’ (a series of meetings run by the Auckland City Council to engage citizens on its future plans ) was the future density of the city and its sustainable suture. Several people raised their concern at the way the City Council is persisting in selling off pocket parks.
With intensification now happening, home gardens will be but a memory for most in the foreseeable future. So we cannot afford to lose any of these public green spaces. In fact we will need more of them throughout Auckland if we value a healthy city where families can connect and play.
In reply to questions, Councillor Penny Hulst said the money gained from sales of pocket parks in one area will be used to establish green spaces in other parts of Auckland which have less of them i.e. robbing Peter to pay Paul. If this was not done rates would have to go up very substantially which would not be popular.
However, developers of subdivisons at present have to contribute several thousands of dollars per unit as a reserve contribution. Surely this money can and should be used to buy new pocket parks, especially in parts of the city where there are few of them and where housing density will be highest.
Lyn Potter
Takapuna

3 days ago

Bermaggedon?

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board Member

Bermaggedon? Auckland Council recently lost the argument to ban parked vehicles from parking on grass berms.
According to the law (see clause 6.2 below), you MUST park your car on the grass berm (as long as you aren't damaging it) instead of the road if there is space and there is not a sign … View more
Bermaggedon? Auckland Council recently lost the argument to ban parked vehicles from parking on grass berms.
According to the law (see clause 6.2 below), you MUST park your car on the grass berm (as long as you aren't damaging it) instead of the road if there is space and there is not a sign saying that you can't park there.
However, you can't drive "along" the footpath to get there (see clauses 2.13 & 6.14 below), so you would need to use a driveway and you can't drive "on" (as in 'along') the grass (see clause 2.14 below).
If there are services under the berm that need to be protected, then the onus is on Auckland Council to protect them, or install a "no parking" sign.
So please continue to wash your cars on the grass - it is the best place to do it to keep soap and dirt out of the stormwater stream system. Just don't damage the grass or plantings.

6.2 Parking vehicles off roadway
(1) A driver or person in charge of a vehicle must not stop, stand, or park the vehicle on a roadway if he or she can stop, stand, or park it on the road margin without damaging ornamental grass plots, shrubs, or flower beds laid out or planted on the margin.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply if the road controlling authority provides signs or markings, or makes a bylaw, indicating that a rule different from the one in subclause (1) applies.

6.14 Parking on footpaths or cycle paths
(1) A driver or person in charge of a vehicle must not stop, stand, or park the vehicle on a footpath or on a cycle path.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to cycles if a road controlling authority indicates otherwise by means of signs or markings or if it installs facilities for the parking, standing, or storage of cycles on a footpath or cycle path.
(3) Nothing in subclause (1) prevents a person from stopping, standing, or parking a cycle, mobility device, or wheeled recreational device on a footpath if doing so does not unreasonably obstruct any other user of the footpath.

2.13 Driving along footpath
(1) A driver must not drive a motor vehicle along a footpath.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to a person who rides a moped or motorcycle on a footpath in the course of delivering newspapers, mail, or printed material to letter boxes if the road controlling authority has authorised the use of the footpath for that purpose.

2.14 Driving on lawn, garden, or other cultivation
A driver must not drive a motor vehicle on a lawn, garden, or other cultivation adjacent to, or forming part of, a road.

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4 days ago

John Banks: Should he mount a comeback ?

Todd Niall Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi Neighbours, John Banks was twice a mayor of Auckland City, and is now pondering whether to have a second tilt at becoming mayor of greater Auckland. Ten years after his last bid, should be try again? Read the story below:

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stuff.co.nz/auckland/114242617/phil-goff-takes-swipe-at-possible-john-banks-mayoral-bid

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18 hours ago

Thank you: The Southern Trust

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🙏🏻 A huge thank you to The Southern Trust for their amazing support of our National Support Office!

Your contribution really does make a difference to the lives of thousands of Tamariki across Aotearoa!

bit.ly/2RZEvjm

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18 hours ago

Neighbourhood Support North Shore

The Team from Neighbourhood Support North Shore Inc

Are you aware of what’s happening in your community and Neighbourhood?
Are you prepared if a Civil Defence emergency would happen, do you have a network in your street? Do we have many burglaries happen locally? Would my neighbour know what to do if something bad was happening to my house or … View more
Are you aware of what’s happening in your community and Neighbourhood?
Are you prepared if a Civil Defence emergency would happen, do you have a network in your street? Do we have many burglaries happen locally? Would my neighbour know what to do if something bad was happening to my house or other neighbours?
Are you connected?

If not Join Neighbourhood Support, it's FREE!

Did you know that Neighbourhood Support North Shore has a monthly email that has community updates and Police crime maps that North Shore Police provides our organisation?

If you are interested in receiving our monthly email with updates on community events, tips and key info from our strategic partners please contact us at the office at admin@neighbourhood.org.nz or 0226759431 or complete our online form neighbourhood.org.nz...

You can either join as an individual or be a Street Contact and complete a one-off online training session.

The Training session provides you with the resources you need to connect your street

• For crime prevention and information sharing

• For emergency preparedness & resilience for your street group in the event of any kind of emergency..........

...............Either way, you can receive our email.

***The crime maps are supplied to Neighbourhood Support North Shore by the North Shore Police and can only be shared with NS North Shore members who have completed a joining household form, so contact us ASAP to join! ***

Please see the attached pics of sample Stats and what’s involved in becoming a street contact

neighbourhood.org.nz/join/

19 hours ago

Chef for the day

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Join Chef Finn Gybel, to prepare a mid - winter feast that draws inspiration from the culinary traditions of the Nordic region along with our own lamb steamed and smoked in an urban hāngi. Then sit down to enjoy the feast.
Sunday, 28 July | 2:00 - 10:00 PM

event.foodandwine.co.nz/event/chef-for-the-day

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21 hours ago

Babyco Bassinette White

Aureliane Souza from Hauraki

Babyco Dreamtime Short Drape Bassinette White has 4 months of use. My baby is growing fast and I need change.

The adorable Babyco Dreamtime Short Drape Bassinette is perfect for keeping your little one close during the early infancy.

Suitable from birth up to 9kgs -Rocker
function-Folding … View more
Babyco Dreamtime Short Drape Bassinette White has 4 months of use. My baby is growing fast and I need change.

The adorable Babyco Dreamtime Short Drape Bassinette is perfect for keeping your little one close during the early infancy.

Suitable from birth up to 9kgs -Rocker
function-Folding canopy-Carry handles on bassinet carrycot -Lockable casto rs-Includes
mattress -Large storage basket

Price: $100

21 hours ago

OSHO AUM meditation Sat 20th July Beach Haven House

Manasi from Beach Haven

Greetings,


All are welcome to join us for OSHO AUM Meditation.



What to bring/wear:
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Greetings,


All are welcome to join us for OSHO AUM Meditation.



What to bring/wear:
- bottle of water to keep you hydrated
- comfortable clothing
- open mind and heart
- a cushion if handy to sit on
- please arrive 5 to 10 min before 6pm to settle in


Venue:

Beach Haven House, 130 Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven, Auckland
Date/Time: Saturday July 20th, 6pm to 7pm.

There will be tea, and light refreshments after the meditation and space to share and socialise.

By Donation/Koha $5 to $10

RSVP is important to help us organise.
Contact details - Manasi - 021 132 5701, manasi.wisdom@gmail.com, www.ayurveda...

Osho Meditations are held every 3rd Saturday of the month.

About Osho
Osho is known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, with an approach to meditation that acknowledges the accelerated pace of contemporary life. His unique OSHO Active Meditations are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind, so that it is then easier to take an experience of stillness and thought-free relaxation into daily life. Osho defies categorization. His thousands of talks cover everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today.
For more info check – osho.com.
Osho’s discourses available on– oshoworld.com

What is Meditation?
"Meditation is rest, absolute rest, a full stop to all activity – physical, mental, emotional. When you are in such a deep rest that nothing stirs in you, when all action as such ceases – as if you are fast asleep yet awake – you come to know who you are. Suddenly the window opens. It cannot be opened by effort because effort creates tension – and tension is the cause of our whole misery. Hence this is something very fundamental to be understood that meditation is not effort.
Osho, The Golden Wind, Talk #15

Namaste

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