Lynfield, Auckland

38 days ago

Free recruitment service finds perfect match

Competenz

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been … View more
After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."

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38 days ago

Monday Funny

Andrea from Green Bay

4 people are sitting together on a train journey through Europe. There is a Kiwi fella, an Aussie bloke, a small old granny and a hot Swedish lady. The train heads on through a dark tunnel and a moment later everyone hears the sound of a vicious slap. When the train comes out of the tunnel, the … View more4 people are sitting together on a train journey through Europe. There is a Kiwi fella, an Aussie bloke, a small old granny and a hot Swedish lady. The train heads on through a dark tunnel and a moment later everyone hears the sound of a vicious slap. When the train comes out of the tunnel, the Aussie has a nasty red handprint on his face. Nobody says anything. The small group assumes the Aussie must’ve groped the Swedish lady when it was dark and earned himself a slap. The Swedish lady assumes the Aussie bloke tried to grope me in the dark, missed and groped the small granny who in turn slapped his face. The Aussie bloke assumes the Kiwi fella must’ve groped the hot Swedish lady in the dark tunnel, and she tried to hit him and hit me in the face. The clever Kiwi fella thinks: I’m looking forward to the next tunnel so I can belt that Aussie guy in the face again.

38 days ago

Auckland to move down to Alert Level 3

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Auckland will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tomorrow, with the rest of the country remaining at Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the changes at a post-cabinet press conference on Monday afternoon.

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Auckland will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tomorrow, with the rest of the country remaining at Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the changes at a post-cabinet press conference on Monday afternoon.

Here's what you need to know:
- A refresh on Level 3 restrictions and what it means for you.
- Auckland will remain at Level 3 for at least two weeks.
- There have been 22 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported by the Ministry of Health since 9.00am yesterday. 19 in Auckland, three in Whakatīwai, Waikato.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or ring your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website.

For more information, visit covid19.govt.nz.

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38 days ago

Kiwis overseas can start booking MIQ spots again, as the Government launches its new "lobby" system.

Brian from New Lynn

From 8am today, those hoping to come to New Zealand will have an hour to register. There will be 3000 room vouchers, available between September and December, being released. They will be randomly allocated. The Government paused MIQ bookings four weeks ago after a community Delta outbreak in … View moreFrom 8am today, those hoping to come to New Zealand will have an hour to register. There will be 3000 room vouchers, available between September and December, being released. They will be randomly allocated. The Government paused MIQ bookings four weeks ago after a community Delta outbreak in Auckland. There are now over 1000 cases in the outbreak.
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40 days ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
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43 days ago

Share A “FUNNY JOKE”

Andrea from Green Bay

An old man is eating his lunch in a truck stop when 3 bikers walk up to him. They make fun of him for being old and then 1 of of them stubs his cigarette into the truck drivers food. Another spits in the truck drivers milk. The last one smashes the drivers food on the ground. So the old man gets up… View moreAn old man is eating his lunch in a truck stop when 3 bikers walk up to him. They make fun of him for being old and then 1 of of them stubs his cigarette into the truck drivers food. Another spits in the truck drivers milk. The last one smashes the drivers food on the ground. So the old man gets up and leaves.
“Not much of a man was he? one of the bikers says to the waitress.
“Not much of a truck driver either” she says
He just backed over 3 Harley Davidsons.

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40 days ago

Creative books for kids

Naga from Blockhouse Bay

Creative books for kids. Helps kids to less their screen time. Very interactive. Have up to 8 Volumes.

Have flash cards also for 10$
Thank you!!

Price: $25

40 days ago

Ardern says Black Caps could have been attacked in Pakistan

Brian from New Lynn

The one-day and T20 series has been cancelled with New Zealand Cricket citing a security alert in a massive blow to Pakistan's hopes of staging regular international games. The tour was due to get underway with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi on Friday but New Zealand did not … View moreThe one-day and T20 series has been cancelled with New Zealand Cricket citing a security alert in a massive blow to Pakistan's hopes of staging regular international games. The tour was due to get underway with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi on Friday but New Zealand did not travel to the stadium. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) then issued a statement announcing their decision to call off the tour. "Following an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground, it has been decided the Blackcaps will not continue with the tour," it said.
NZC declined to share details of the security threat and said arrangements were being made for the team's departure. Pakistan's Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said Pakistan security agencies did not have any such information. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said NZC had "unilaterally decided to postpone the series" despite "foolproof security arrangements" made for the matches. "The Pakistan Prime Minister spoke personally to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and informed her that we have one of the best intelligence systems in the world and that no security threat of any kind exists for the visiting team," the PCB said in a statement. "PCB is willing to continue the scheduled matches. However, cricket lovers in Pakistan and around the world will be disappointed by this last minute withdrawal." Newly-appointed PCB chairman Ramiz Raja, a former Pakistan captain, said they would approach the International Cricket Council (ICC) over what transpired on a "crazy day". "Walking out of the tour by taking a unilateral approach on a security threat is very frustrating. Especially when it's not shared!! Which world is NZ living in?? NZ will hear us at ICC," Raja tweeted.
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New Zealand, minus several frontline players, were visiting Pakistan for the first time in 18 years and were also due to play five Twenty20 matches in Lahore. Top teams have largely shunned Pakistan following an attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009 that killed six policemen and two civilians. "I understand this will be a blow for the PCB, who have been wonderful hosts, but player safety is paramount and we believe this is the only responsible option," NZC chief executive David White said. Prime Minister Ardern backed NZC's decision to end the tour. "I know how disappointing it will be for everyone that the game hasn't gone ahead, but we totally support the decision that's been made. Player safety has to be paramount," she said in a statement. More disappointment could be in store for the PCB with England now reconsidering what was to be their first Pakistan visit in 16 years to play two T20 matches in Rawalpindi next month. "We are liaising with our security team who are on the ground in Pakistan to fully understand the situation," an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) spokesperson said. The ECB Board will decide in the next few days if the tour should proceed. Pakistan captain Babar Azam summed up the sentiments in Pakistan where fans have been starved of live action involving top teams. "Extremely disappointed on the abrupt postponement of the (NZ) series, which could have brought the smiles back for millions of Pakistan cricket fans," tweeted the batsman.
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41 days ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
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45 days ago

Lockdown extended - help a small business

David Downs from SOS Business

Urgh - another week of lockdown. Another week of no coffee, missing takeaways, and shaggy hair. Please consider helping a small business by buying a voucher for that thing you miss the most - they get the cash now, when they need it, and you can look forward to using your voucher when we can. … View moreUrgh - another week of lockdown. Another week of no coffee, missing takeaways, and shaggy hair. Please consider helping a small business by buying a voucher for that thing you miss the most - they get the cash now, when they need it, and you can look forward to using your voucher when we can. Win/win.

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41 days ago

Another Funny

Andrea from Green Bay

A husband brings child home from daycare and tells his wife :- “He cried all the way home. I just couldn’t figure out why?” The wife looks at the child and says to her husband:- “ I think he was just trying to tell you that you picked up the wrong child from daycare”

41 days ago

Trans-Tasman travel bubble pause extended for further eight weeks

Brian from New Lynn

The bubble pause was due to expire on Friday, September 24. "Cabinet has agreed to extend this pause for a further eight weeks and this will be reviewed again in mid to late November," he told reporters during a press conference providing the daily Covid-19 case update. "We're … View moreThe bubble pause was due to expire on Friday, September 24. "Cabinet has agreed to extend this pause for a further eight weeks and this will be reviewed again in mid to late November," he told reporters during a press conference providing the daily Covid-19 case update. "We're announcing this today so that people in Australia can take part in the MIQ room release on Monday and have the opportunity to access the first tranche of around 3000 rooms." Flights from Australia will be available in October and November, he said. A third managed red flight from Australia to New Zealand has also been planned for those in "emergency situations". It follows two earlier red flights allowing New Zealanders to return from Australia on September 5 and 15. The cost for the flight and their stay in MIQ must be covered by the traveller, Robertson said. A pre-departure Covid-19 test will also be required from an accredited laboratory within 72 hours of travel.
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41 days ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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41 days ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Lynn

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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42 days ago

Research

Jacqui from Blockhouse Bay

Hi Neighbours! I support a charity which is evaluating their digital marketing. To do this they'd like more people to complete a brief survey. There are three questions to answer and you're entered in the draw to win a Fiskars PowerGear Bypass X Pruners worth $46.
It will take less … View more
Hi Neighbours! I support a charity which is evaluating their digital marketing. To do this they'd like more people to complete a brief survey. There are three questions to answer and you're entered in the draw to win a Fiskars PowerGear Bypass X Pruners worth $46.
It will take less than a minute but your participation will make the world of difference to us... Hope you can help and feel free to share this with friends.
Here's the link: forms.gle...

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