89 days ago

We Say, You Say: Home Hobbies

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Manukau Courier

Hi neighbours,

How have you been passing the time during lockdown?

With Auckland back in Level 3, most of us are back working from the kitchen table, juggling work, school and childcare - simultaneously for some.

Last year, Stuff reported on the great array of hobbies New Zealanders picked up during the lockdown, such as home workouts and learning a few new cooking hacks. PC gaming also proved popular with Google search trends for March 2020 showing a 400 per cent search increase for the term.

What are you going to be up to during Level 3? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the conversations section of the Manukau Courier.

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5 days 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

✨1st Home Dreams✨

Bob Lemalu from 'The Peoples Agent' - Bob Lemalu

Just wanted to say a huge (and delayed) CONGRATULATIONS to the amazing and wonderful Fanguna family, on fulfiling their dream of purchasing their first whare!

Your patience and perseverance has been well rewarded - well done guys 🙏🏼

Thank you for allowing me to help you realise this goal for you.
All the very best in your new crib!🏡

#thepeoplesagent #mangere1st #ATRealty #TYJ

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2 days ago

Papakura Stream Restoration Project Launch

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

An initiative to restore and protect Papakura stream is being rolled out by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and Mondelez New Zealand.

The Papakura Stream Restoration Project will be launched at Brookby Wildlife Habitat on May 26.

The project will kick off with the planting of 12,500 trees and the installation of nearly 400 metres of Future Post fencing, made from recycled soft plastics.

The project aims to boost conservation and teach people about recyling soft plastics.

The initiative will restore and protect five kilometres of the waterway over the next three years and habitat for such native species as the longfin eel, tui and the long-tailed bat.

Most of the stream's original habitat has been lost to agriculture, industry and urban development due to wetland draining.

This has led to a massive reduction in forest cover and water quality, reducing habitats for native species and increasing pollution of the waterway.