New Lynn, Auckland

24 days ago

Auckland Zoo welcomes first baby rhino in 20 years

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

A healthy female baby rhino has been born at Auckland Zoo.

The southern white rhino calf was delivered on August 14, and it marks the first rhino birth at the zoo in 20 years.

Auckland Zoo ungulates team leader Tommy Karlsson witnessed the “exciting and nerve-wracking” birth that has been… View more
A healthy female baby rhino has been born at Auckland Zoo.

The southern white rhino calf was delivered on August 14, and it marks the first rhino birth at the zoo in 20 years.

Auckland Zoo ungulates team leader Tommy Karlsson witnessed the “exciting and nerve-wracking” birth that has been heavily anticipated by staff.

“It was very smooth and very fast, and Jamila did a brilliant job by giving a couple of really good pushes to get her baby here,” he said.

“Her calf was walking within 25 minutes and suckling well by the afternoon. She’s pretty sturdy, her belly is filling out and she’s already getting a lot rounder.”

Karlsson estimates the baby rhino’s weight at 65 kilograms.

The rhino’s mother Jamila went through a 16 month pregnancy and one hour of labour, with her water breaking at 7am and the delivery of her calf occurring at 7.59am.

Regional Facilities Auckland chief executive Chris Brooks said it is a rare and exiting privilege welcoming a new baby rhino.

“Auckland Zoo supports the recovery of rhino populations in Zimbabwe and in Sumatra,” he said.

“Thanks to the Australasian zoos’ breeding programme, we have been able to bring one more southern white rhino into the world.”

Karlsson said it is still early days, and Jamila and her calf are not yet out on the Savannah.

“We take Jamila’s lead to do this at the pace she is comfortable with, and once she’s ready, we can’t wait for visitors to see Jamila’s calf for themselves,” he said.

“Rhino are such an incredible species that are still doing it tough in the wild, both in Africa and Asia. They are so important in helping maintain healthy ecosystems for themselves and many other species where they live, so we need to do all we can to help ensure their future.”

Since 2013, Auckland Zoo has supported the Zimbabwe-based Lowveld Rhino Trust’s (LRT) conservation efforts for both black and white rhino species.

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23 days ago

Low E double glazing - Good all year round

RetroFit Double Glazing - Auckland West

We all know Low E double glazing is good for winter, it can help keep your homes warm and dry, but did you know it's also good in summer too. Depending on what option you choose it can also help reduce solar heat gain. To read up on the many benefits of Low E double glazing click hereView moreWe all know Low E double glazing is good for winter, it can help keep your homes warm and dry, but did you know it's also good in summer too. Depending on what option you choose it can also help reduce solar heat gain. To read up on the many benefits of Low E double glazing click here Otherwise talk our experts and they can help tailor a solution based on your home. Get your free retrofit double glazing quote from us now click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

24 days ago

Keep supporting small business - promo!

David Downs from SOS Business

Hi - Auckland small businesses really need help. Our mates at Goodman Fielder Food Services are offering a promotion to help them. Please consider jumping online and buying a voucher for your favourite business today! They get the money asap, you can get the service after lockdown. Check the local … View moreHi - Auckland small businesses really need help. Our mates at Goodman Fielder Food Services are offering a promotion to help them. Please consider jumping online and buying a voucher for your favourite business today! They get the money asap, you can get the service after lockdown. Check the local businesses out here: sosbusiness.nz...

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23 days ago

Garden succulents

Robert Neighbourly Lead from Lynfield

Baby ornamental aloes for pickup from Lynfield area. PM me if interested.

Free

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26 days ago

Who is going to ensure masks are worn on buses and trains?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Would you reprimand someone getting on a bus from Monday without the required face mask? Drivers and Auckland Transport won't be the Mask-police. What should happen? Read this story:

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23 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we’ve got a spring checklist for vegetables and flowers and, by special request, instructions for making newspaper plant pots for seedlings. Plus it’s time to tidy up hellebores, sow brassica seeds and start a new compost heap.

We have three tasty recipes from Jamie … View more
In this week’s issue we’ve got a spring checklist for vegetables and flowers and, by special request, instructions for making newspaper plant pots for seedlings. Plus it’s time to tidy up hellebores, sow brassica seeds and start a new compost heap.

We have three tasty recipes from Jamie Oliver’s new book 7 Ways. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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23 days ago

Make a photo booth

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Lynn

Got an important celebration or party coming up? Create your own photo booth for guests to enjoy. The best thing about this photo booth is that you can easily erase and change your text to reuse the frame for different events with a Resene FX Write-on Wall Paint whiteboard finish on one side and … View moreGot an important celebration or party coming up? Create your own photo booth for guests to enjoy. The best thing about this photo booth is that you can easily erase and change your text to reuse the frame for different events with a Resene FX Write-on Wall Paint whiteboard finish on one side and a Resene FX Blackboard Paint finish on the other.

It’s perfect for baby showers, hen’s parties, kid’s birthdays and much more! Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Learn how to create your own to get your guests in the party photo mood.

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23 days ago

Lots of good clothes to donate

Austin from Blockhouse Bay

Hiya, we're helping some friends clear out their wardrobes and we have a LOT of good clothes to give away. I'm not sure if the Hospice Stores will be open from Monday onwards, any suggestions on how to dispose of them? No time for garage sales and seems a shame to put them in clothing … View moreHiya, we're helping some friends clear out their wardrobes and we have a LOT of good clothes to give away. I'm not sure if the Hospice Stores will be open from Monday onwards, any suggestions on how to dispose of them? No time for garage sales and seems a shame to put them in clothing bins which are already overflowing. About a dozen black sacks full. Thanks!

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23 days ago

Have you nominated your local hero?

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

Hey neighbours,

With only 3 days left to nominate, we’re asking a BIG question. Have you nominated your Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year from Auckland yet?

We’re celebrating those every day heroes doing good every day.

Share them below and get nominating.

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27 days ago

Full credit to National.

David from Glen Eden

Are they finally catching on? To hear Judith Collins give credit where it is due is a rare event. So full credit to her for being able to do that at long last. It's really a question of being honest and the credits will be returned ten fold. Please see:-

www.stuff.co.nz...

26 days ago

Big travel specials offered for post-lockdown escapes

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

If you've got cabin fever, here are six easy trips you can look forward to once recreational intra-regional in and out of Auckland resumes. Click here to find out more.

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27 days ago

Do you want the private use of fireworks to continue?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Politicians have again decided not to grapple with the future sale and use of fireworks. No change. Do you agree? Read the story below:

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24 days ago

Auckland Museum’s Ancient Greek exhibition postponed by Covid-19

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

The launch of an Ancient Greece exhibition at Auckland Museum has been postponed until mid-2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes is a world-renowned collection from the Ancient Greek world, and is the largest selection of ancient artefacts ever loaned … View more
The launch of an Ancient Greece exhibition at Auckland Museum has been postponed until mid-2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes is a world-renowned collection from the Ancient Greek world, and is the largest selection of ancient artefacts ever loaned by the British Museum to New Zealand.

But challenges in bringing international exhibitions to Aotearoa during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have prompted the rescheduling of Ancient Greeks, which was due to open last month.

Auckland Museum chief executive Dr David Gaimster said the virus has had a major impact on touring exhibitions across the globe and here in Aotearoa.

“We continue to explore other exhibition offerings and their viability and remain committed to the importance of international special exhibitions in bringing the world to Auckland,’ he said.

“We continue to work with international partners on an exciting range of exhibitions for our domestic audiences and look forward to announcing these as soon as they are confirmed.”

The exhibition showcases a wide range of treasures and stories and includes a selection of iconic sculptures from the ‘Mausoleum at Halikarnassos’, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

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28 days ago

The blame game !

David from Glen Eden

If (or when?) this virus get out again it will not be the fault of the government nor the opposition or smaller parties. It is not a political issue.
From now on it will likely be the fault of the few undisciplined selfish people who refuse to comply with simple rules. We now know what is needed … View more
If (or when?) this virus get out again it will not be the fault of the government nor the opposition or smaller parties. It is not a political issue.
From now on it will likely be the fault of the few undisciplined selfish people who refuse to comply with simple rules. We now know what is needed and yes, we know it's tough if lock downs are applied.
The means of keeping the virus under control has been learned. Keeping people apart when necessary, using masks, good hygiene, and importantly using the means availed to record movements for tracing, then testing, are fundamental needs. Taiwan, most successful, learned all that during the SARS outbreak in 2003? Their appointed team of specialists had all the plans ready to combat a pandemic. When covid-19 arrived they had the masks in stock, the rules were applied, the tracing and testing was ready to go. What is more, very heavy fines for rule breakers ensured high compliance. It's called discipline, a NZ shortcoming!
Never be late to a war to win it.

24 days ago

MPI issues recall for peaches

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued a recall for two varieties of yellow flesh peaches due to the possible presence of Salmonella enteritidis.

What you need to know:

Primor Produce Ltd and Turners and Growers fresh Ltd yellow flesh peaches sold between 10 July to 25 August 2020 … View more
The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued a recall for two varieties of yellow flesh peaches due to the possible presence of Salmonella enteritidis.

What you need to know:

Primor Produce Ltd and Turners and Growers fresh Ltd yellow flesh peaches sold between 10 July to 25 August 2020 should not be consumed due to the presence of the bacteria.

ALL yellow flesh peaches imported from the United States should not be consumed if purchased between 10 July to 25 August.

The products are sold in New World, Pak'n Save, Gilmours and Four Square stores across the North Island.

To learn more about the recall see the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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