Mellons Bay, Auckland

22 days ago

Drink Yourself Health with Restore!

Restore

Coming soon to a grocery store near you, the Restore tonic range is the perfect healthy replacement to your afternoon tea or coffee. Bone broth is widely regarded as having a wealth of beneficial health properties and is a good source of protein and collagen.

At Restore Bone Broth, we understand… View more
Coming soon to a grocery store near you, the Restore tonic range is the perfect healthy replacement to your afternoon tea or coffee. Bone broth is widely regarded as having a wealth of beneficial health properties and is a good source of protein and collagen.

At Restore Bone Broth, we understand the desire to consume healthy foods that are free from chemicals and preservatives. This is why we have created clean, natural, flavour-rich broth that is packed full of readily absorbable nutrients to support the health of your gut and in turn the health of your entire body by boosting your immune system and reducing inflammation.

Our tonic range also include added herbs and spices that increase the beneficial effects … choose from Forever Beautiful, Active Vitality and Super Defence. Your body will love you for it!
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22 days ago

Howick and NZ loses man of mana

Phil from Farm Cove

A mighty totara has fallen, with the passing of Waka Nathan, a legend of the Howick and Pakuranga community, and of Otahuhu, Auckland, Maori All Blacks, and New Zealand rugby and sport.
Waka was a much-loved man in our east community, and many a person benefitted from his wisdom, style and … View more
A mighty totara has fallen, with the passing of Waka Nathan, a legend of the Howick and Pakuranga community, and of Otahuhu, Auckland, Maori All Blacks, and New Zealand rugby and sport.
Waka was a much-loved man in our east community, and many a person benefitted from his wisdom, style and contributions in a rich and full life well lived.
He was a calm and friendly man with that famous smile always at the ready, and there will be a crowd – however isolated - toasting his legacy and their fond memories of him this weekend. It’s a shame they can’t congregate at Pakuranga United Rugby Club tonight, but it won’t be long before they do.
Waka carried great mana in our community and was very down-to-earth and happy to see people and have a chat anytime.
We rugby-centric kids who grew up in the 1970s at Eden Park knew Waka Nathan as an absolute legend of the game and were envious of our dads and grandfathers who had been able to see his whole playing career. At the time, he was the biggest name in Maori All Blacks rugby.
His was a spectacularly successful career with Otahuhu, who he won Gallaher Shields for with Mac Herewini; with Auckland in its golden Ranfurly Shield era in the 1960s under the leadership of coach Fred “The Needle” Allen, skipper Bob Graham and Wilson Whineray; of the Maori All Blacks, and the New Zealand All Blacks.
Nathan had the distinction of never being in a losing All Blacks test side, with the 14 internationals he played flanker in between 1962 and 1967 all won. He scored four tries.
All up, he wore the All Blacks jersey 37 times, represented NZ Maori in 17 appearances, and played 88 games for Auckland, with 51 points.
After hanging up his playing boots, he continued to be a constant positive force in Aotearoa rugby at all levels, from coaching to management, and administration to life memberships, such was the respect he held.
He was an excellent coach who improved the quality of Maori rugby in the 1970s. As a schoolboy, I was in a capacity crowd at Eden Park on a Wednesday afternoon watching his Maori All Blacks push the 1977 British and Irish Lions close, losing 19-21, in a thriller which, if my memory serves me right, halfback Sid Going scored three tries playing alongside his brothers, first five-eighth Brian and fullback Ken.
In Bob Howitt’s well-read book of 1975, New Zealand Rugby Greats, Nathan said: “I still see the Maori game as one of attack, with plenty of action, plenty of thrills.
“I encourage the boys to do their thing, but I also stress that you can’t run wild unless you get the basics right.
“In my day I got tired of coming off the paddock after a Maori match, getting patted on the back and being told ‘fantastic game’. It may have been, but we were always second.
“Now, I’m trying to produce fantastic games, but with us first and them second.”
I met Waka through journalism and interviewed him for different publications. It was also a great pleasure to have him as our guest of honour, with wife Jan, at the Howick Sports Breakfast we held for East FM, when we were known as Howick Village Radio, about a decade ago at The Good Home/Prospect of Howick.
Aotearoa New Zealand lost a great man of rugby today, and the Howick community lost a good friend and significant contributor. His departure, at age 81, is a sad loss.
Sincere sympathies and condolences to Waka Nathan’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed and always remembered fondly. - PJ

23 days ago

New Neighbourhood Support Street Signs

Shelley Smithies from Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

Great to see some of the new Neighbourhood Support street signs replacing the old faded ones in the local streets.
If you need some new signs for your street, then please ask your Street Coordinator to contact the Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support Group.
If you don't have a Street … View more
Great to see some of the new Neighbourhood Support street signs replacing the old faded ones in the local streets.
If you need some new signs for your street, then please ask your Street Coordinator to contact the Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support Group.
If you don't have a Street Coordinator, but want to find out what the role entails, then please contact us.
Email: howickbotanynhs@gmail.com

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23 days ago

Need 16 mb or 32 mb CF card.

William & Dianne from Cockle Bay

Please help.

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23 days ago

It's that time of year again whānau...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Make sure to update any manual clocks (don't forget about our older neighbours who might need a helping hand) and have a wonderful spring weekend!

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23 days ago

Textural tumblers

The Team from Resene ColorShop Botany Downs

These artfully crafted vessels have heaps of uses. Simple, inexpensive and totally on-trend – the hardest thing will be deciding which to create first and which Resene colours to use.

Find out how to create your own.

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23 days ago

Make your move in 2022

Manukau Institute of Technology

Get real support, from real people, from day one when you are welcomed into the MIT whānau.

Together we'll take your passions and strengths and turn them into a rewarding career that makes a real difference.

Make it real at MIT. Come join us, where the best makers are made.
Learn more

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23 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car. Support your local business

Universal Auto Parts

Universal Auto Parts are back in business under Level 3 restrictions. We maintain social distancing and wear masks while coming to pick your vehicle for a good value deal.

As a local Wrecker, we are happy to provide you with the best cash offer for your unused Cars, Trucks, Vans and 4WD … View more
Universal Auto Parts are back in business under Level 3 restrictions. We maintain social distancing and wear masks while coming to pick your vehicle for a good value deal.

As a local Wrecker, we are happy to provide you with the best cash offer for your unused Cars, Trucks, Vans and 4WD vehicles. Nationwide pickup. Call today 0800 33 3317 or Text 021 303 903

Cars / Trucks / Vans / Buses & 4WD - Dead or Alive. Top cash paid for Cars / Trucks and we also sell parts for all makes and models at great price.

We pay upto $25000. Any cars, trucks, vans, buses & 4WD dead or alive. Same day pick up. Support your local business. Call today 0800 33 33 17 or visit our Neighbourly page.
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23 days ago

On the move 💥

Michael Ellse from Team Michael Ellse - Ray White

🚨💥 We are back doing what we do best, like what you see?

You have the chance to make it yours.

Viewing limited under level 3 restrictions call us now to book a look at your next dream home 💥🚨

Definite Sale Required
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🚨💥 We are back doing what we do best, like what you see?

You have the chance to make it yours.

Viewing limited under level 3 restrictions call us now to book a look at your next dream home 💥🚨

Definite Sale Required

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2/14 Takutai Avenue, Bucklands Beach

3 Beds | 2 Bath | 2 Car

Auction: October 11th, 2021 at 6:00PM

It's time to ignore all previous price guides as our owners have said its time to move on and are serious about selling.

For more information click on the link above or contact Michael Ellse on 021 978 344 or Victoria Carter-Ellse on 0272 749 172
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25 days ago

Recipe: Prawn Laksa

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Laksa is a popular Malaysian coconut noodle dish. It is a fragrant, delicious and warming seafood dish. This dish is prepared by our Advanced cookery student Timmika prepared at home during the recent lockdown.

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24 days ago

Biggest Ever Online Bed Sale!

Beds 4 U

Aucklanders, we've finally moved to Level 3! YAY! 🥳

This is a great opportunity to shop our Big Bed Sale Online and place your order for better sleep! Shop our exclusive offer of Up To 60% Off With Free Delivery on our incredible range of NZ Made beds and mattresses!

We’re looking … View more
Aucklanders, we've finally moved to Level 3! YAY! 🥳

This is a great opportunity to shop our Big Bed Sale Online and place your order for better sleep! Shop our exclusive offer of Up To 60% Off With Free Delivery on our incredible range of NZ Made beds and mattresses!

We’re looking forward to being back in the stores and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support in helping us get here 🥰

Check out our limited-time specials online or contact your local Beds4U Store Now!

Bring back your dream sleep, With Beds4U's Biggest Online Bed Sale
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25 days ago

Coaching discounts!

Ellie from Howick

First off, shout out to Urban in East for a much anticipated, super yummy mocha this morning, and for such friendly and fast service!!! Looking forward to moseying through all the cafes in Howick this week!
The caffeine buzz got me all inspired and excited☕️☕️☕️and I feel like sharing … View more
First off, shout out to Urban in East for a much anticipated, super yummy mocha this morning, and for such friendly and fast service!!! Looking forward to moseying through all the cafes in Howick this week!
The caffeine buzz got me all inspired and excited☕️☕️☕️and I feel like sharing the vibes in my work! 🙂 You may have seen my face, I work with our beautiful young people and help them do life! If you're a parent of an 11-24-year-old, this is for ya!
(www.the-bigsisterproject.com)

Soooo, in light of Level 3, I’ve decided to offer the following:
- For any bookings made in the next 3 days for regular 1:1 coaching (commencing within the period of level 3’s duration), you are entitled to 30$ off the already-discounted 3-session package, AND … 10$ off any sessions booked in advance for ongoing coaching after the initial 3 sessions!
ANDDDDD ...
- For any bookings made in the next 3 days for the MyBright Program (to commence in Level 2!) you’ll be entitled to 5% off!

☕️ Here to answer questions any time! Message directly or email thebigsisterproject18@gmail.com

Hope you enjoyed a coffee or other takeout treat today! 😅
Happy Tuesday everyone🙌

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25 days ago

MECOSS Community Van

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

Transportation challenges can be a significant barrier to inclusion and access for many groups of people.
The Community Van was initiated with the aim to enable local organisations with few or no transport alternatives, greater access to services and events within the Auckland region.
While the … View more
Transportation challenges can be a significant barrier to inclusion and access for many groups of people.
The Community Van was initiated with the aim to enable local organisations with few or no transport alternatives, greater access to services and events within the Auckland region.
While the Community Van's most common use is to transport people to access their shopping, it also provides groups with an opportunity to extend their program options at an affordable cost.

Past trips made by not-for-profit groups have included bowling and ice cream trips, visits to the theatre , the New Zealand Martime Museum, Howick Historical Village and the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

Since MECOSS began this service in May 2021, the Community Van has transported 100s of local residents and travelled over 1000 kilometers' within Auckland's boundary.

Demand continues to grow with over 6 different organisation's having taken advantage of this community resource.

For more information about booking the Community Van for group outings going-forward-from and including COVID-19 Alert Level 2, please contact MECOSS.

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25 days ago

Unmask your creativity and lift your wellbeing at Dance Yourself Happy.

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

Dancing is a form of expression that has evolved from one generation to another. European Medieval dances as depicted in Nicolas Poussin's (1634) painting, Dance to the Music of Life, were once popular among common and wealthy classes.

As time went by, during the Renaissance, a lot of new … View more
Dancing is a form of expression that has evolved from one generation to another. European Medieval dances as depicted in Nicolas Poussin's (1634) painting, Dance to the Music of Life, were once popular among common and wealthy classes.

As time went by, during the Renaissance, a lot of new dances were created. The waltz started in the mid-19th century and became very popular. The English Queen Victoria fell in-love with waltz and it has been loved in the UK since her era.

Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance Courts and was widely funded by the wife of King Henry II of France. Later on, ballet became popular in France. Ballet and its popularity continued to spread around the world and it was eventually loved in Russia in the nineteenth century. Popular ballet acts such as The Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty were all created in Russia.

Tango is deep rooted and was first danced in Europe before the First World War. Often, you can see the symbol of a cat stalking its prey as a signature move in tango. Today, tango sits a throne in ballroom dance rooms and people adore it!

Rumba is associated with fun and parties. Rumba's first big influence can be tracked back in the 16th century. This type of dance is loved for its vigorous, expressive movements along with the lively tune from drums, maracas and other percussion.

Enter the 1970s, the time when hip hop began to move its groove. Sometimes called street dancing, hip hop has become an evolving culture with various styles like breaking, popping and locking. The modern world, specifically youth, have continued to adopt hip hop.

The history of dance is surely more than what ancient books or cave walls can depict. Whatever or wherever the first dance was on Earth, it since has come a long way. Whoever it was to have created the very first dance -- that is something we may never know. There is something about great dancers that will fascinate you. They are disciplined and perfectionists. With their routines, they are on their peaked motor fitness, have strong endurance and outstanding muscular strength. They are agile, flexible and well-coordinated.

Dance Yourself Happy is not disciplined! Its a body shaking, foot stomping, unstructured disco style event. It's purely for fun! These free sessions especially designed by Mari Pettersson for the community, offer a lot of health benefits as well - from weight management to cognitive improvements and even in building better social skills.

A Dance Yourself Happy session helps to strengthen the heart and lungs and building stronger bones and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. What’s more fascinating is that everyone can dance. Don’t say you can’t dance because everybody can!

See you back in COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

#DanceYourselfHappy

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25 days ago

Funding Options for Your Organisation FREE ZOOM WORKSHOP

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

All organisations in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector have had to grapple with the ever-changing environment of lockdown, funding pressures and fatigue.
Join us for a FREE, 90-minute workshop session on ZOOM, on what your organisation should consider now and next in relation to funding in … View more
All organisations in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector have had to grapple with the ever-changing environment of lockdown, funding pressures and fatigue.
Join us for a FREE, 90-minute workshop session on ZOOM, on what your organisation should consider now and next in relation to funding in this new era.
This online workshop will highlight the different pathways of funding including:
- Funding Options in the short term (relevant grant and virtual fundraising campaign options) and medium-term (partnerships, social enterprise) with presenter Therese Lanigan Behrent.
- Quick Response and Community Grants that are available (hear from Jacqui Johnston, Community Engagement Advisor, Foundation North).
- Crowdfunding to boost your funding (hear from Mel Steel, General Manager, Give-a-little).
WHERE/WHEN
On Zoom: Thursday, 30th September (10.00am – 11.30am).
COST: Free

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