Manurewa, Auckland

9 hours ago

South Auckland gym helps Heart Foundation

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A South Auckland women's gym is backing the Heart Foundation this month.

Members of the Smash Fit gym will attempt to row 100 kilometres over eight hours to raise funds to buy a defibrillator for the Papakura community.

They will give the balance of the proceeds to the Heart Foundation.

The… View more
A South Auckland women's gym is backing the Heart Foundation this month.

Members of the Smash Fit gym will attempt to row 100 kilometres over eight hours to raise funds to buy a defibrillator for the Papakura community.

They will give the balance of the proceeds to the Heart Foundation.

The women were inspired by Mark Taylor who rowed for eight hours earlier this month, raising $95000 for the Heart Foundation.

Taylor has a neurological disorder affecting his mobility, vision and health.

His wife and one of his daughters are members of the gym.

“We think Mark is incredibly inspirational here at SMASH FIT - and we were hugely honoured when he asked us to help him reach his fundraising target of 100,000 dollars," said Smash Fit owner Emma Dunn.

Mark will be rowing alongside the gym members for some of the event and heart health is something close to home for the Kiwi.

“My family and friends have been impacted by heart disease and the health of our heart is something that we all need to take more seriously," Taylor said.

1 day ago

Rare white and yellow pōhutukawa trees

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo … View more
Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo in the comments or email me the tree's location at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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2 days ago

Take part in the senior road users quiz!

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

Answer five road safety questions and go into the prize draw to win 1 of 3 x $50 Pak'nSave vouchers!

Entries open 12pm Tuesday 24 November 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

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1 day ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

9 hours ago

Eye on Nature Family Day Trail

Lisa Beale from Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust Organisation

Something for your calendar! South Auckland's BIGGEST environmental event, Eye on Nature is back for 2021 :)

On Saturday 27 March from 10am to 4pm join hundreds of Auckland families at this eco educational event offering fun games and activities for all ages.

Set in the beautiful surrounds … View more
Something for your calendar! South Auckland's BIGGEST environmental event, Eye on Nature is back for 2021 :)

On Saturday 27 March from 10am to 4pm join hundreds of Auckland families at this eco educational event offering fun games and activities for all ages.

Set in the beautiful surrounds of Auckland Botanic Gardens, the Eye on Nature Family Day Trail is free and open to the public . The day presents a myriad of whānau-friendly activities, delivered by environmental leaders who are experts in their field to entertain and educate families.

Click the Read More button below for the Facebook event for more details:

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10 hours ago

Public information sessions on southern motorway upgrade

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

South Auckland residents can find out more about the planned southern motorway upgrade at information sessions starting on Saturday.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will provide information on the SH1 Papakura to Drury South project at markets, sports grounds, service stations and shops.

The … View more
South Auckland residents can find out more about the planned southern motorway upgrade at information sessions starting on Saturday.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will provide information on the SH1 Papakura to Drury South project at markets, sports grounds, service stations and shops.

The project includes a new walking and cycling path, extra lanes with potential use for high occupancy vehicles, wide road shoulders for future public transport and improved local road connections.

Improvements will be made at Papakura interchange and at Druy interchange to allow for electrification of the adjacent rail line.

A new interchange is set to be built at Drury South.

The project is part of $2.39 billion of transport upgrades in South Auckland that Waka Kotahi and KiwiRail will begin within the next three years as part of the Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme.

Construction on the first stage between Papakura and the Drury motorway service centre is expected to begin in early 2021.

Information days will be held on:

November 28, 7am – 12pm, Pukekohe Farmer’s Market.

November 28, 9am – 12pm, outside Drury Lotto & Superette.

November 29, 8am – 2pm, Pokeno Market.

December 5, 9am – 1pm, Bruce Pulman Park, Takanini.

What do you think of the proposed changes?

Do you like the planned improvements?

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6 days ago

Poll: Do you like the design of the new Team New Zealand's America's Cup vessel?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Meet Team New Zealand's new America's Cup boat.

Te Rehutai was seen foiling under sail on its first outing after its Thursday night launch.

She was towed out from the team's base on Friday morning and got up on her foils while under tow during the planned test programme of … View more
Meet Team New Zealand's new America's Cup boat.

Te Rehutai was seen foiling under sail on its first outing after its Thursday night launch.

She was towed out from the team's base on Friday morning and got up on her foils while under tow during the planned test programme of sailing on the Waitemata Harbour.

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you like the design of the new Team New Zealand's America's Cup vessel?
  • 80.1% Yes
    80.1% Complete
  • 19.9% No
    19.9% Complete
584 votes
20 hours ago

Learn everyday digital skills

Kanorau Digital

Have you got a mobile phone or tablet? Not sure how to work the thing? Let us help you with that.

Our short course will give you the skills to stay digitally connected to your friends and whānau.

• A variety of day and class times to choose from
• Learn with an experienced tutor
• … View more
Have you got a mobile phone or tablet? Not sure how to work the thing? Let us help you with that.

Our short course will give you the skills to stay digitally connected to your friends and whānau.

• A variety of day and class times to choose from
• Learn with an experienced tutor
• No fees

Call us on 0800 KANORAU (526 672) or visit our website.
Find out more

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20 hours ago

Need a Bathroom Makeover?

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today!| If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years’ renovation experience then choose us.

We have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the Builder), Luke (plumber), (Ryan (electrician), Russell (tiler) to do every job right.

Our team follows … View more
Call us today!| If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years’ renovation experience then choose us.

We have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the Builder), Luke (plumber), (Ryan (electrician), Russell (tiler) to do every job right.

Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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20 hours ago

Found it!

Santa in the Suburbs

Good spotting - here is today's secret Santa Code...

Now head through to our competition page to enter to win a shopping spree at Farmers.

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1 day ago

DiDi Rides

Rizwan from Flat Bush

Hi neighbours I have free $20 DiDi ride vouchers for giveaway here’s the promo code U7ZU4C please use it within 14 days and also you can share this code to anyone you like to ...
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3 days ago

Auckland promised a lot to its south, now it's time to deliver

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Making a big difference to lives in the south was a top priority in Auckland's 2012 visionary plan. Despite hard work on the ground, is the promise fulfilled? Read the story below:

1 day ago

What's On: Papatoetoe Community Network meeting

Papatoetoe from Papatoetoe

The Papatoetoe Community Network will meet on Thursday 10 December at The Depot 91 Cambridge Terrace. Share community information, updates, business cards and network with others, ph Roslynne 092618310.
Papatoetoe Community Network meeting
  • The Depot
1 day ago

Beautiful Celebratory Bouquets

Sophie from The Wild Rose

We all deserve to celebrate making it through the whirlwind of the year 2020 has been. With a wide range of beautiful bouquet options now is the perfect time to treat yourself or those you love to something special and commemorate the last 12 months. Head to our website today to view all the … View moreWe all deserve to celebrate making it through the whirlwind of the year 2020 has been. With a wide range of beautiful bouquet options now is the perfect time to treat yourself or those you love to something special and commemorate the last 12 months. Head to our website today to view all the different florals we have to offer.

10 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

1 day ago

What's On: Grand opening -Pop-Up Op Shop

Karlene from Papatoetoe

Our Op Shop opens this Saturday 10am-4pm. Quality recycled fashion and homewares. Free sausage sizzle. Profits go to supporting the Manukau community through the LifeCare Centre.
Grand opening -Pop-Up Op Shop
  • Manukau City Baptist Church
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