Kelston, Auckland

8 days ago

Ohhhhhh no, NOT another one. =P Sigh. =P A ZOO ANIMAL, this time. =P

Sharon from Te Atatu South

A male Nyala antelope at Wellington Zoo got spooked/frightened by the fireworks and ran into a fence they believe, and they found it dead the next morning:
www.odt.co.nz...

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4 days ago

What's On: Te Atatu Food Truck Fridays

Joseph from Te Atatu South

A tasty selection of food trucks, DJ’s and entertainment. 4:30pm-8:30pm. Monthly on first Friday of summer daylight savings months. Te Atatu South Community Centre, 247 Edmonton Road. Details at https://www.facebook.com/teatatufoodtruckfridays/
Te Atatu Food Truck Fridays
  • Te Atatu South Community Centre
7 days ago

Recipe: Classic Omelette

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Omelettes are essentially a version of scrambled eggs but they have been left to rest and coagulate so that the pan side is firm. Some people prefer firm omelettes, others like to have the egg a little runny so that it retains that soft, silky consistency also known as baveuse.

Ingredients
3 … View more
Omelettes are essentially a version of scrambled eggs but they have been left to rest and coagulate so that the pan side is firm. Some people prefer firm omelettes, others like to have the egg a little runny so that it retains that soft, silky consistency also known as baveuse.

Ingredients
3 Eggs
1 pinch Salt
½ tsp Butter, or a splash of good quality olive oil


Directions
1. In a bowl whisk the eggs. Add salt.
2. Heat the butter in a frying pan (non-stick is easier) until it is just beginning to brown and has a nutty smell. Let it run around the pan so that it is well coated.
3. Pour in the egg mix. With your rubber spatula, constantly lift and scoop around the edges and cut through the middle of the egg mixture to cook evenly.
4. If you are adding a filling to the omelette, it should be done at this point.
5. Roll or fold the omelette by folding one half on the other, or fold one third on the middle third and then roll on the remaining third.

Prior to folding, you can add a filling to lift the flavour of the omelette.
Classic combinations include:
Saute mushrooms
Blanched spinach (with cream)
Diced ham
A combination of finely chopped herbs such as chives, chervil, parsley, tarragon

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5 days ago

Habitat for Humanity Women's Build - Cambodia 2020

Gaylene from Glendene

Join me and a team of adventurous women on Habitat for Humanity's Women's Build - Cambodia, early 2020! Check out the flyer and let me know if you're interested. No building experience required! Email: gaylenekt@gmail.com / Ph/Txt: 021 232 8149

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5 days ago

It was kinda a pay-it forward kinda thing…

AMI Insurance

When Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness. … View moreWhen Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness.

Read the full article.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Dental Care

CMDental Ltd

Give us a call if in dental pain have a swelling or have a tooth ache? We promise to use the latest techniques and dental equipment. Need Emergency dental care? CM Dental is offering a special $50 inspection includes all small dental x-rays, come see us for affordable dental treatment and discuss … View moreGive us a call if in dental pain have a swelling or have a tooth ache? We promise to use the latest techniques and dental equipment. Need Emergency dental care? CM Dental is offering a special $50 inspection includes all small dental x-rays, come see us for affordable dental treatment and discuss what our friendly dentists and our team can do for you and your family. We aim to see patients in pain with toothache on the day they call or within 24 hours whether you need an emergency dental extraction or a root canal treatment ring 09 8353026.www.cmdental.co.nz...

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6 days ago

Excited for LynnMall's new Taco Bell? Not as much as this guy

Josephine Franks Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Taco Bell opens in New Lynn today, and one man camped out overnight to be first through the doors.

Mark Felton arrived at 10pm on Monday and said he was there to "create memories" and secure bragging rights so he could say he was the first customer at the chain's… View more
Kia ora neighbours, Taco Bell opens in New Lynn today, and one man camped out overnight to be first through the doors.

Mark Felton arrived at 10pm on Monday and said he was there to "create memories" and secure bragging rights so he could say he was the first customer at the chain's New Zealand debut.

Will you be making a visit?

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5 days ago

Epic Pityard Battle BBQ Competition

Carl from Avondale

Some of the most elite athletes will gather on the 23rd Nov to duke it out for the title of Most Epic Barbecue.
Get in quick to secure tickets to check out the action, eat Low n Slow Barbecue and try all of the Most Epic Beer’s. Your ticket gets you a BBQ meal, access to taste thefreshly brewed … View more
Some of the most elite athletes will gather on the 23rd Nov to duke it out for the title of Most Epic Barbecue.
Get in quick to secure tickets to check out the action, eat Low n Slow Barbecue and try all of the Most Epic Beer’s. Your ticket gets you a BBQ meal, access to taste thefreshly brewed Epic Beers and see the fastest growing competitive sport in NZ!
From 2pm Saturday 23rd of November you will see top BBQ athletes craft their dishes and race to hand in Chicken, Lamb, Pork Ribs and Beef over 4 hours of intense competition.

Meanwhile catch up with Luke Nicholas and the team of Epic over a few hop fuelled refreshments or try some new Hidden World Gin’s.

Celebrate over a refreshment with the teams at prizegiving when we announce the winners and ultimate Epic Pityard Grand Champion, then you could head across the road to Waikaraka Park for some Speedway.

6 days ago

MOTAT to screen 'Grease' for 1950s themed drive-in movie

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Date nights of the 1950s era are back with drive-in movie screenings of ‘Grease’ at MOTAT.

Will you be going?

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J L
6 days ago

What's On: Introduction to Sign Language

Jo from Westgate

FREE introductory workshop. Ever wanted to learn how to sign? Learn basic signs to greet people and introduce yourself with Merge NZ. 2 hours.
Introduction to Sign Language
  • Te Manawa
J L
6 days ago

What's On: Crochet for Beginners

Jo from Westgate

Curious about Crochet? FREE introductory workshop, learn basic stitches and expand your upcycling skills by making a basket from old t-shirts to take home or gift for Christmas
Crochet for Beginners
  • Te Manawa
6 days ago

Rosehill Retirement Village

Rosehill Village

Looking for retirement living? Checkout our video: www.youtube.com...

6 days ago

Taco Bell opens its doors today, inviting West Aucklanders to get their first taste of food loosely inspired by Mexican culinary traditions.

Brian from New Lynn

In the United States, Taco Bell has a reputation for being particularly popular among consumers who've imbibed a few too many beverages.
So entrenched is this notion that a list on the Spoon University food website ranks all Taco Bell meals based on how drunk the consumer is.
It's only … View more
In the United States, Taco Bell has a reputation for being particularly popular among consumers who've imbibed a few too many beverages.
So entrenched is this notion that a list on the Spoon University food website ranks all Taco Bell meals based on how drunk the consumer is.
It's only fitting then, that the Taco Bell in New Lynn will serve alcohol and, most notably, frozen margaritas. The restaurant will include iconic features like Taco Bell's 16inch bell, a self-serve music kiosk and an open kitchen. Free wifi, USB charging stations, kiosk ordering and beacons that give you a 'bell' when your food is ready will also be available. What we've all really been waiting for, however, is the food. So, here's a rundown of what different items at Taco Bell will set you back.
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First up, the Crunchwrap Supreme, which is basically a hybrid between a burrito and sandwich, will cost you $6.99 for a single or $10.49 for a combo. The famous Double Taco Supreme, featuring two tacos, will set you back $8.50 or $12 for a combo. You will have to pay a bit more if you want Double Crispy Chicken taco, which costs $8.99 or $12.49 for a combo. A Cali Burrito costs $7.99, which a Grilled Stuft Burrito comes in at $8.99. Those who prefer a slightly healthier option could for the Cali Burrito bowl at $8.99 or the Power Bowl at $9.99. There's also a single quesadilla for $6.99 or a combo for $10.49. The Cheesy Gordita Crunch taco, a much bigger variety of a traditional taco, costs $6.99 by itself or $10.49 in a combo. Overall the prices are cheaper than most fast-casual Mexican-style joints, but it doesn't have quite as many of the $1 options that Taco Bell is famous for in the US.
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That said, perhaps the menu will expand as Taco Bell spreads across the country, we'll see a few additions to the menu. It is still early days, after all. The LynnMall store is the first of 25 Taco Bells that operator Restaurant Brands plans to roll out in the next five years. Russel Creedy, the chief executive of Taco Bell's parent company Restaurant Brands, previously told the Herald the priority for the brand at this stage was to roll out the business to other venues. At this stage, we are securing locations within the main metropolitans of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, with the view to expanding further afield in the coming years. "The broader rollout plan will see a minimum of 25 restaurants trading in New Zealand over the next five years, with the view to launching the next restaurant in Q1 of next year."
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