Mellons Bay, Auckland

25 days ago

Start studying February 2022

MIT

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25 days ago

The Ultimate Alternative to school!

Vision College

Does your teen disengage at school? At Vision College, we offer the ‘Ultimate’ alternative to school!

The Ultimate programmes are free and designed for 16-19 year olds who didn’t enjoy school and are looking to gain skills and insight towards a pathway for their future. Ultimate offers the… View more
Does your teen disengage at school? At Vision College, we offer the ‘Ultimate’ alternative to school!

The Ultimate programmes are free and designed for 16-19 year olds who didn’t enjoy school and are looking to gain skills and insight towards a pathway for their future. Ultimate offers the opportunity for students to earn NZQA qualifications, credits towards NCEA Level 1 and 2, and explore a range of practical study and career tasters.

We are enrolling now for 2022!

Click here to find out more about Ultimate and to enrol your teen.
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25 days ago

Dreaming about starting your own food business?

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Join us for one day for a live and interactive workshop to learn about how to start turning your food business dream into reality. Starting with important information from your local council and working through the approval process. We will also talk about farmer’s markets, pop-ups, food control … View moreJoin us for one day for a live and interactive workshop to learn about how to start turning your food business dream into reality. Starting with important information from your local council and working through the approval process. We will also talk about farmer’s markets, pop-ups, food control plans and how to cost your food.

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27 days ago

Guava moth

David from Pakuranga Heights

Dear Neighbours
Regrettably, the dreaded guava moth has become a permanent curse. If you have fruit trees on your property, you'll find the fruit (especially stone fruit like plums, peaches, etc) uneatable. The guava moth will even have a go at citrus.
You'll see a tiny pinhole bored into… View more
Dear Neighbours
Regrettably, the dreaded guava moth has become a permanent curse. If you have fruit trees on your property, you'll find the fruit (especially stone fruit like plums, peaches, etc) uneatable. The guava moth will even have a go at citrus.
You'll see a tiny pinhole bored into your fruit where the guava moth has laid its egg. The egg hatches into a grub, about one centimetre long, which destroys the interior of the fruit.

There is no adequate spray to combat this pest (introduced from Australia in recent years and gradually working its way down the North Island, having reached Hamilton so far). Nurseries recommend neem oil but unless you achieve total coverage of the fruit, it does not protect it.

The guava moth spells the end of the backyard orchard. Commercially, when it reaches the Bay of Plenty, it will be devastating to our economy. It has already caused orchardists in the north to remove their feijoas and some people are cutting down their plum trees.

There is one thing we can do to limit this evil pest. Please, please pick up windfall fruit and seal it in a plastic bag before throwing it in the rubbish. A bread bag will do the job nicely. Do not compost this fallen fruit as the grubs will still emerge, pupate and develop into new moths to continue their devastating work.

If you put the fruit into a bucket of water overnight, you will see the grubs when they emerge and they can be tipped down the sink. By destroying what we can of these pests, we can limit the effect of the next generation.
You will find that the fruit which drops off the tree early, with a smudge of ripeness on one side, is fruit already attacked by the guava moth which is in a hurry to emerge and find a convenient place to form its cocoon (from whence it will emerge as a new moth).

The only effective way I know of to limit this pest is the sealed plastic bag method. In this way, we reduce second generation numbers. Please give it a go.

Many thanks, David H.

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25 days ago

Pickup you and your kids rubbish, and poops, please

Staysey from Highland Park

Hi Everyone I thought I'd just like to remind those who's out and about enjoying the sunshine at parks, reserves, beaches... Pickup your rubbish and food scraps! I see kinder bueno box, food wraps, chip bags, mountain dew cans 😷.. this is not representative of our lovely … View moreHi Everyone I thought I'd just like to remind those who's out and about enjoying the sunshine at parks, reserves, beaches... Pickup your rubbish and food scraps! I see kinder bueno box, food wraps, chip bags, mountain dew cans 😷.. this is not representative of our lovely neighbourhood... but surely a sight for sore eyes. Worse thing is seeing chicken bones and dogs suffering from other people's dirty scraps. Let's be tidy Kiwis :) Bring reusable bags and containers , your own rubbish bags if you have to... thank you 🙏

25 days ago

Graffiti update!

Louise Beuvink from Beautification Trust

Our hard-working crew removed 124 tags in the Howick area in October. Seen a new tag pop up over lockdown? Report it online and we'll remove it as quickly as possible: www.beautification.org.nz....
A BIG thank you to the community for all your reports and for helping us clean up graffiti … View more
Our hard-working crew removed 124 tags in the Howick area in October. Seen a new tag pop up over lockdown? Report it online and we'll remove it as quickly as possible: www.beautification.org.nz....
A BIG thank you to the community for all your reports and for helping us clean up graffiti vandalism. We couldn't do it without you. Ngā mihi nui 🙏💙💚

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25 days ago

L shaped couch

Kajal from Pakuranga Heights

Ideal for redoing. Needs a good clean and one seat broke, other seat springs are starting to go. Upholstery is decent...no holes.
Available until the weekend.

Free

25 days ago

Howick Village November Nights 2021

The Team from Howick Village Business Association

Come and enjoy some Christmas shopping from the 11th November 2021!

With rock and roll music from EastFM and a mini hot rod display, visit your favourite stores in Howick this November.

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26 days ago

Kōwhai magazine is out now!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food … View more
In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food brings people together, so follow Manu’s guide to creating the most delicious platter to share with your friends and whānau.
Read our free online copy

26 days ago

🎄 Christmas Shopping 🎄

Pukekohe Business Association

We're only 10 weeks out from Christmas and we know you're looking for ways to support local while getting on top of your shopping list!

We're here to help you get started - check out our website for a handy list of Pukekohe's boutique gift shops. The only challenge will be … View more
We're only 10 weeks out from Christmas and we know you're looking for ways to support local while getting on top of your shopping list!

We're here to help you get started - check out our website for a handy list of Pukekohe's boutique gift shops. The only challenge will be making sure you're adding items to your cart for others and not just for yourself 🤫
Find out more

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26 days ago

Phone consultation charges for prescription .

Stephen from Pakuranga Heights

Hi everyone. Further to my post on Sunday , just rang Pakuranga Medical centre who confirmed the fee is normal consult charge , even though it’s only to request a script . $45 + $15 script .

26 days ago

Alert Level 3.2 - Come on in!

Botany Toyota

As of tomorrow, Wednesday 10 November, we are delighted to welcome customers back onto our yards and into our showrooms.

The safety of our customers, our people and our community is very important to us so there will be COVID-safe rules to follow.

Should you have any questions about your visit, … View more
As of tomorrow, Wednesday 10 November, we are delighted to welcome customers back onto our yards and into our showrooms.

The safety of our customers, our people and our community is very important to us so there will be COVID-safe rules to follow.

Should you have any questions about your visit, click read more below or pm us on Facebook.

Come on in!

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26 days ago

Lost phone

Demitre from Cockle Bay

Has anyone lost their phone at cockle bay beach??

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26 days ago

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Tomorrow Auckland will shift to STEP 2 of Alert Level 3, allowing retail and some public spaces to reopen.

The Health and Safety regulations in the new directive requires 2 meter distancing between people using facilities.

Because the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle service involves close contact … View more
Tomorrow Auckland will shift to STEP 2 of Alert Level 3, allowing retail and some public spaces to reopen.

The Health and Safety regulations in the new directive requires 2 meter distancing between people using facilities.

Because the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle service involves close contact between passengers and volunteers, the service will not resume on Thursday, 11 November 2021.

It will remain temporarily closed until at least 29 November, when the government is expected to make further changes to Alert Levels.

#manukaueastshoppingshuttle
#mecoss

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26 days ago

Auckland Museum reopening Monday 15 November

The Team from Auckland Museum

Great news Tāmaki Makaurau! We're delighted to be reopening our doors to you at 10am next Monday, with precautions in place to keep you safe.

Things to know:
😷 Visitors 12+ must wear a mask
📱 Scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app
↔️ Keep 2m distance
☕ Our cafés are open for … View more
Great news Tāmaki Makaurau! We're delighted to be reopening our doors to you at 10am next Monday, with precautions in place to keep you safe.

Things to know:
😷 Visitors 12+ must wear a mask
📱 Scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app
↔️ Keep 2m distance
☕ Our cafés are open for takeaways, to enjoy outside
🛍️ The Museum Store will be open

Find out more about visiting in Level 3 Step 2 here: bit.ly...

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