Lynfield, Auckland

1 day ago

How to recycle broken glass

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do when recycling broken glass. Large chunks are ok, as long as they are from grocery packaging. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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1 day ago

Covid-19: Auckland city Sky Bus patronage down 80pc post-pandemic

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

Passenger numbers on a bus between Auckland city and the airport are still down 80 per cent compared to before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sky Bus was forced to suspend its Auckland City Express and North Harbour Express services in March 2020 following the Government-imposed border restrictions and … View more
Passenger numbers on a bus between Auckland city and the airport are still down 80 per cent compared to before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sky Bus was forced to suspend its Auckland City Express and North Harbour Express services in March 2020 following the Government-imposed border restrictions and first Covid-19 lockdown.

The Sky Bus Auckland City Express, which departs downtown Auckland and travels to the airport via the northwestern motorway, resumed in July with a limited timetable.

However, current patronage for the 40-minute service is down 80 per cent compared to before the Covid-19 pandemic, Kinetic head of New Zealand operations Calum Haslop, who manages Sky Bus, said.

Meanwhile, the Sky Bus North Harbour Express service, which was north Aucklanders’ only direct link to the airport, is yet to resume.

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2 hours ago

Grief Support meeting

Mabel from Hillsborough

Central Auckland Grief Support is a peer support group for adults who have gone through grief or loss, such as separation or divorce, the death of a significant person in their life or other major family changes. Our next meeting is planned on Saturday 15 May 2pm in the Hillsborough area. To find … View moreCentral Auckland Grief Support is a peer support group for adults who have gone through grief or loss, such as separation or divorce, the death of a significant person in their life or other major family changes. Our next meeting is planned on Saturday 15 May 2pm in the Hillsborough area. To find out more and to register, please contact Mabel at 021-1734978.

4 hours ago

What's On: Author Talk

Abigail from Epsom

Caroline Barron will talk about her memoir 'Ripiro Beach: Life After Near Death' which explores motherhood, grief, trauma and the search for identity.
Author Talk
  • Epsom Library
13 hours ago

EID MUBARAK

Brian from New Lynn

While marking the end of Ramadhan, here are warm congratulations and best wishes to all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. We pray this blessed time brings peace, prosperity and happiness to each one of you, your families and everyone else in NZ.
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While marking the end of Ramadhan, here are warm congratulations and best wishes to all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. We pray this blessed time brings peace, prosperity and happiness to each one of you, your families and everyone else in NZ.
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5 days ago

What's On: Forest & Bird; Chlöe Swarbrick

Marty from Mount Albert

MP Chlöe Swarbrick on matters important to our rohe: protection of the Hauraki Gulf and urban trees in particular, with ample time for questions and discussion.
Forest & Bird; Chlöe Swarbrick
  • Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
8 hours ago

Sunday Street Cleaning

Vina from Mount Roskill

A great way to spend your Sunday is to meet new friends while doing something good for the earth.

Come and join our street clean in Wesley, Mt Roskill
– 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, Sunday from 8 to 11 am
– includes time a brief orientation and networking.

Tools and lunch will be provided. … View more
A great way to spend your Sunday is to meet new friends while doing something good for the earth.

Come and join our street clean in Wesley, Mt Roskill
– 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, Sunday from 8 to 11 am
– includes time a brief orientation and networking.

Tools and lunch will be provided. Organized by non-profit organization Earth Action Trust.

Email your interest to vina.chen@earthactiontrust.org.nz or earthactiontrust@gmail.com

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2 days ago

Looking for Dutch Interpreter

Yvonne from Blockhouse Bay

Hello everyone, I'm hoping to find a person who can read Dutch and help me interpret some old family documents please. I am exploring my father's Dutch colonial family history and have records of their immigration from Indonesia to New Zealand pre-1950. However, I am unable to read Dutch … View moreHello everyone, I'm hoping to find a person who can read Dutch and help me interpret some old family documents please. I am exploring my father's Dutch colonial family history and have records of their immigration from Indonesia to New Zealand pre-1950. However, I am unable to read Dutch and would love to gain a bit of understanding of what each document is about. I don't need everything interpreted but just an overview of what each is about would be a wonderful start.
If you can help me, please contact Eve on 021 0275 2766. Many thanks in advance.

17 hours ago

A new way to live

Ryman Healthcare Limited

It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey … View more
It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.

Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
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1 day ago

Does your partner work at the border or in an MIQ facility?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, Are you the partner of a border or MIQ worker but don't live with them? If so, have you been offered the Covid-19 vaccine? If you haven't, does this cause you concern? If this sounds like you, please email me at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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3 days ago

Help save St David's Church Khyber Pass

Mary from Mount Roskill

Auckland is losing all of its history. Save this beautiful Church and keep it for generations to come.
St David's - The Soldiers’ Memorial Church commissioned on ANZAC Day 1927 to commemorate our national loss - has been put up for sale by commercial tender. We are calling on New … View more
Auckland is losing all of its history. Save this beautiful Church and keep it for generations to come.
St David's - The Soldiers’ Memorial Church commissioned on ANZAC Day 1927 to commemorate our national loss - has been put up for sale by commercial tender. We are calling on New Zealanders to help buy the church to protect it in perpetuity as a living memorial for all New Zealanders.
Donate what you can, $1, $5, $10 - when this church is gone it's gone forever.

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1 day ago

Electrical cable falls on motorway, diversions in place

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
May 12
3.15pm

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has reported that all lanes on the Upper Harbour highway are open. Expect delays as traffic eases.
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Auckland motorists are told to expect delays to their afternoon commute after … View more
UPDATE
May 12
3.15pm

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has reported that all lanes on the Upper Harbour highway are open. Expect delays as traffic eases.
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Auckland motorists are told to expect delays to their afternoon commute after electrical cabling fell on the motorway.

The southbound Upper Harbour highway off-ramp is currently closed as contractors work to clear the blockage. Police have reported that this is currently impacting city-bound traffic and diversions are currently in place.

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2 days ago

Auckland Transport gives car transporters loading bays after years of illegal parking

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

Car transporters have been thrown a lifeline by Auckland Transport, which plans to provide four new loading zones on a busy arterial road in attempt to put an end to illegal parking.

The organisation has been unable to clamp down on car transporters, which currently load and offload vehicles into … View more
Car transporters have been thrown a lifeline by Auckland Transport, which plans to provide four new loading zones on a busy arterial road in attempt to put an end to illegal parking.

The organisation has been unable to clamp down on car transporters, which currently load and offload vehicles into oncoming traffic while parked on the roadside and flush medians of Great North Rd in Grey Lynn.

Tickets and fines have not been effective in deterring the illegal parking.

Auckland Transport is proposing to fix the issue as part of its recently announced Great North Rd improvements, which aim to make a section of the road between Crummer and Ponsonby roads “safer for all road users, especially people walking and on bikes”.

The project, estimated to cost between $15 and $19 million, will see four new loading bays suitable for car transporters.

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3 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: The Auckland car park worth $82.5 million

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a … View more
Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a 4417 square metre plot of land, valued at $82.5 million.

The land has sat undeveloped as a car park - where an hour will cost you $19 - since the Royal International Hotel was demolished in 1987.

It was purchased by Singapore company NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited for $53m in 2012, and in 2017 the company was given approval by the Overseas Investment Office to build and operate a 52-storey, five- star Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with 300 guest rooms, four floors for hotel facilities, six for retail and five for car parking.

The development is expected to cost $350m, with the start of construction dependent on the completion of City Rail Link. However, the resource consent for the tower is due to expire in October.

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3 days ago

Jacinda Ardern reveals she and Clarke Gayford will get married in Gisborne

Brian from New Lynn

Ardern told the couple had set a date for their wedding, but wouldn't let slip on when it would be until they told their guests. "We haven't actually told anyone that we have invited yet, so I feel like we need to tell everyone first and then I'll tell you." However she … View moreArdern told the couple had set a date for their wedding, but wouldn't let slip on when it would be until they told their guests. "We haven't actually told anyone that we have invited yet, so I feel like we need to tell everyone first and then I'll tell you." However she said they would tell everyone soon because: "accommodation is slightly limited in Gisborne". Ardern confirmed to Coast Radio on Wednesday the nuptials would take place this summer - and hinted that they might be somewhat untraditional. She said she felt "a bit too old to have a bridal party", and may "forgo it" because she was "getting on a bit". Gayford proposed to Ardern over Easter weekend in 2019 on a hilltop in Mahia, which lies between Napier and Gisborne.
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