Milford, Auckland

1 hour ago

Spring into adventure these school holidays!

Rotorua

Follow the sun to Rotorua - home of whānau fun, interesting places and friendly faces. We have everything you need for the school holidays right here. 

Find your next adventure with us.
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1 hour 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.

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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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12 hours ago

Future of Rubbish

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Some parts of Auckland pay each time their rubbish is collected through rubbish tags (called "Pay-As-You-Throw") while others pay an extra charge on their rates. On 14 October, Auckland Council is going to be considering whether to adopt a standard method across Auckland, or continue with… View moreSome parts of Auckland pay each time their rubbish is collected through rubbish tags (called "Pay-As-You-Throw") while others pay an extra charge on their rates. On 14 October, Auckland Council is going to be considering whether to adopt a standard method across Auckland, or continue with a mix. They will also be considering whether to reduce the number of collections from weekly to fortnightly after the food scrap collection begins in 2023.

A recent review by Council has found that:
* there is NO evidence that Pay-As-You-Throw reduces the amount of rubbish per household, and
* Pay-As-You-Throw is "less cost-effective for the council than rates-funded solutions because of more complex systems, duplication of workloads by multiple suppliers, and the council's need to offer the service to properties across the entire region."
* Pay-As-You-Throw results in "more truck kilometres per year to deliver the service, resulting in worse outcomes for vehicle emissions, road wear, street amenity, health and safety and traffic congestion".

On Wednesday the Kaipātiki Local Board resolved that it:
* supports a transition to a rates-funded refuse service
* supports moving the general rubbish collection from weekly to fortnightly (3 board members including myself opposed this)
* supports retaining bins rather than bags for general waste
* supports retaining a fortnightly rates-funded recycling service
* supports the introduction of a rates-funded food scrap collection
* request that the council work with the Government to put a greater onus of reducing waste onto manufacturers and retailers, through systems such as the German Green Dot (Der Grüne Punkt) scheme
* requests that the council work with other councils in New Zealand to develop consistency in recycling practices.

This feedback and feedback from other local boards will now go to council's Environment and Climate Change Committee on 14 October to make a decision on the way forward.
If that decision is to change from the planned move to PAYT for everyone, then there will be public consultation in 2022/23.

If you'd like more info on the review and the conclusions it came to, you can read the memo here:
www.johngillon.co.nz...

9 hours ago

Children Holiday Program online

Linda from Totara Vale

Children Holiday Programme run by Church in Auckland - Children and Helping - (4-8 Oct) Primary age children. The programme will be held online. No fees for registration at tinyurl.com/HProg2021 . There is a need for many of all ages to run the programme. Please use the form to also … View moreChildren Holiday Programme run by Church in Auckland - Children and Helping - (4-8 Oct) Primary age children. The programme will be held online. No fees for registration at tinyurl.com/HProg2021 . There is a need for many of all ages to run the programme. Please use the form to also register to help.

11 hours ago

Three Waters

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

You may have heard of the Government's Three Waters proposal, or seen the adverts on TV showing slime coming out of the shower and a boat stuck in a dry pond. You may have also heard that councils around NZ are turning against the proposal, and that Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has criticised it.
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You may have heard of the Government's Three Waters proposal, or seen the adverts on TV showing slime coming out of the shower and a boat stuck in a dry pond. You may have also heard that councils around NZ are turning against the proposal, and that Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has criticised it.

Instead of lending to councils to upgrade their infrastructure, the Government's proposal is for councils to hand over control of all drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure to four new unelected organisations that will be able to borrow money, but will not have elected members to represent those who will need to pay this money back through their water bills. This is very undemocratic.

Auckland is proposed to come under "Entity A" which will also be responsible for all of the infrastructure in Whangārei, Kaipara and the Far North. Aucklanders will therefore likley need to contribute to funding new infrastructure further North.

Auckland Council has identified a large list of concerns with the proposal, including many assumptions by the Government that are incorrect, including financial. For more info, see this memo sent to local boards: www.johngillon.co.nz...

On Wednesday, the Kaipatiki Local Board called on Auckland Council to REJECT AND OPT OUT of the Three Waters Reform proposal.

There are many problems with the Three Waters proposal, but the main ones are:
* The removal of ratepayer-owned water and wastewater assets from council control,
* The possible removal of stormwater infrastructure from council control (including portions of associated parks, such as streams, ponds and dryponds used as sportsfields, etc),
* The lack of accountability to elected members that the new entity would have, and the undemocratic lack of local decision-making over public water assets,
* The ability to give effect to Auckland Council’s long term planning and strategies when water infrastructure is not controlled by Council,
* The focus on upgrading existing infrastructure in other parts of the Entity A region, and not ensuring a coordinated investment in growth areas of Auckland,
* Lack of clarification on the ownership of stormwater within reserves and park land where there is the opportunity to ensure multiple community outcomes, such as bio-diversity, community volunteer involvement, aesthetic values.

Councillors will be considering their feedback to the Government on Wednesday 23 September.

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10 hours ago

Face Masks available

Trudy from Forrest Hill

It looks like face masks will be a part of life for a while yet, so why not make it a reusable fun coloured mask? $10 each, range of fabrics, made to order, adjustable and reversible. Contactless pickup Forrest Hill. Lots of fabrics available - Harry Potter, sports, superhero, floral, kiwiana. … View moreIt looks like face masks will be a part of life for a while yet, so why not make it a reusable fun coloured mask? $10 each, range of fabrics, made to order, adjustable and reversible. Contactless pickup Forrest Hill. Lots of fabrics available - Harry Potter, sports, superhero, floral, kiwiana. Message me for details 021374711. Instagram is "Masks By Trudy"

10 hours 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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12 hours ago

School subjects.

NumberWorks'nWords Takapuna

What do you think should be introduced or reintroduced as part of the curriculum in modern day schools?

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8 days ago

Apprenticeship opportunities in Auckland

Competenz

Hey Auckland
We are back with some more awesome apprenticeship opportunities for you, Check them out!
Sheet metal fabrication
Refrigeration and air conditioning

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16 hours ago

very basic health top 10

Creighton from Takapuna

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4 days ago

Hi Neighbours, just wondering if anyone knows of someone that is interested in sewing up some covers for my outdoor setting. The scaups covers need to be recovered. Thank you I can pay cash

Margaret from Castor Bay

Hi neighbours, just putting it out there if anyone knows if I can get my outdoor scaubs recovered. I can of course pay

1 day ago

GET MAASKED and lets overcome the Pandemic

Charles from Glenfield

A Mask is better than a: Ventilator!
Home is better than: I.C.U!
Prevention is better than: CURE!
It's Not! CURFEW!
It's CARE FOR U!
Please do not put Vanity before, insanity, use the correct mask, which many brilliant medical minded people who have studied so very hard to help protect … View more
A Mask is better than a: Ventilator!
Home is better than: I.C.U!
Prevention is better than: CURE!
It's Not! CURFEW!
It's CARE FOR U!
Please do not put Vanity before, insanity, use the correct mask, which many brilliant medical minded people who have studied so very hard to help protect people like you by providing the best knowledge of prevention. Antiviral, Antibacterial and Antimicrobial research & development was done to protect all. what is your true value in life for you or you family. My family is my life and i will provide the best for all my family and friends, and that's what i am doing. John & I are semi-retired superannuants both 35years & 45years in business, 152years of life experiences between us and we are still trying to help people and i guess we will keep on doing so. Please, take care! money disappears, love for one another never dies. We will still keep on helping our people. Kia Kaha!

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2 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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3 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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7 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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