387 days ago

Vintage Market Day at Alberton

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

Auckland has the green light to go into level one and our first big spring/summer event at Alberton is our VINTAGE MARKET DAY taking place in two weeks on Sunday 18 October Whoop!

Not a huge market but very cool for anyone into antique, vintage and retro rummaging to shop in our historic setting! There will be nearly nearly 20 established dealers and expert fossickers, with beautifully curated stalls of antique linen, fine china tea sets, jewellery & acessories, kitchen & tableware, vintage clothing and haberdashery, vinyl records and more.

Learn how to refresh old furniture with a lick of paint with Julie from Troupes & Wyatt who will be demonstrating with Fusion Mineral Paints. Special guest nonagenarian eggcup collector Johnny Green will also be on site all day with his incredible mobile egg-cup museum!

To sustain you while you shop there will be crepes, coffee, gelato, and Mummy's Yummys pop-up bakery serving homemade, traditional treats. Old-fashioned games such as stilts, quoits and croquet will keep the children entertained.

Raffle prize hamper of vintage goodies and gift vouchers from Junk & Disorderly, Antique Alley and Yvonne Sanders Antiques up for grabs!

Make a day of it and visit Balmoral's super Central Flea Market run by the folk at Junk & Disorderly. Its 8am-1pm. Double whammy!

Alberton Vintage Market Day!, Sunday 18 October, 11am-3pm. FREE ENTRY. See the event for stallholders and all the details. Put it in the diary!

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8 days ago

Explore Auckland’s street art by bike to win $1000 worth in prizes

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An exciting way to stay active during the Covid-19 lockdown, explore Auckland and win prizes has arrived in the form of the Street Art Bike Challenge.

To participate people simple need to snap a photo of themselves, their bike, a piece of street art, and share the photo with the hashtag #streetartbikechallenge.

The event will run throughout October and aims to encourage people to cycle around the city and stay active throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.

It is being hosted by EcoMatters Bike Hubs, who have compiled a map of over 200 street art pieces around Auckland to get people started.

Over $1000 worth in prizes are up for grabs. Will you be participating in the Street Art Bike Challenge?

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8 hours ago

Soups and Salads

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

It has been an exciting two weeks for our Foundation students learning some classic dishes. Here are some of their delicious dish photos.

1. Pea and ham soup
2. Waldorf salad made up of potatoes, capers, gherkins and streaky bacon
3. French onion soup
4. Vegetable Lasagne with Béchamel sauce

1 day ago

Guy Fawkes 2021 - Time again to protect the Tūpuna Maunga

The Team from Auckland Council

The Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau have provided safe haven for us all during the 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns (as they did last year), and now it’s our turn to protect these precious taonga.

The Maunga will be closed to the public in the evenings during Guy Fawkes 2021.