New Lynn, Auckland

3 days ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - … View more
Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Apply now!

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4 days ago

Braised beef & beer pie

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This is a classic recipe - use good quality beef and a tasty ale for the filling.

Ingredients: (Makes 6-8 pies)
1 kg Rump steak, or chuck steak, diced (reserve the fat)
¼ cup Flour
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil, more if needed
200 g Onions, diced
4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 cup Beef stock
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This is a classic recipe - use good quality beef and a tasty ale for the filling.

Ingredients: (Makes 6-8 pies)
1 kg Rump steak, or chuck steak, diced (reserve the fat)
¼ cup Flour
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil, more if needed
200 g Onions, diced
4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 cup Beef stock
2 cups Water, or add more beef stock
1 tsp Marmite
1 cup Beer, an ale or something not too hoppy
100 g Cornflour
½ cup Water, cold
2 packets Flaky pastry, frozen

Cooking directions, Pastry notes and more in the link below!

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4 days ago

Living wage deal leads to pay boost for thousands of Countdown staff

Brian from New Lynn

The move comes after the company struck a deal with FIRST Union guaranteeing workers a living wage. The deal will see employees who have spent 12 months or more working at the company get an increase from the current pay rate, which is close to the minimum wage of $17.70 an hour, to a living wage … View moreThe move comes after the company struck a deal with FIRST Union guaranteeing workers a living wage. The deal will see employees who have spent 12 months or more working at the company get an increase from the current pay rate, which is close to the minimum wage of $17.70 an hour, to a living wage of $21.15 an hour. The increase will come into effect from September next year. FIRST Union said the deal came after many months of "tireless" work from all sides. "Our members are thrilled to have stood together, negotiated together, and held out for a great deal that recognises their hard work and provides a clear pathway to the living wage," said Tali Williams, FIRST Union Secretary for retail, finance and commerce. According to Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand, the living wage is defined as "the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life."
It is calculated independently by the New Zealand Family Centre Social Policy Unit and is updated each year.
Michelle Mckenzie, who has worked at Countdown for more than eight years, says the extra money will make a big difference. "A wage rise like this means we can spend less time worrying about making ends meet at home, making us less stressed at work and feeling more secure about our futures," she said. "In my life, it's huge. I have four older kids, and as a family, we can start to do more of the things together that we've sometimes missed out on in the past - $2 or $3 an hour is a really big deal when it comes to living a good life and spending time with your family." Countdown says it is proud of the change. "We're proud to be a good employer and ensuring our team can continue to grow their earning ability is a key part of this," says Brett Ashley, the company's general manager operations. "We've worked hard with FIRST Union to develop a fair path to more income for our team while also balancing the realities of keeping and creating jobs, and keeping food prices affordable for New Zealanders."
FIRST Union said it hopes the deal will set a precedent for other supermarkets to follow.
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4 days ago

Together we can change this. 🙌

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Reach out, look out, help out AND speak out!

#NSNZendviolence

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4 days ago

What's On: Te Reo Introductory Workshop

Jo from Glendowie

Want to improve your pronunciation of Te Reo Maori and learn basic greetings. Come along to our FREE 2 hour introductory adult workshop. Email temanawa@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to reserve a place.
Te Reo Introductory Workshop
  • Te Manawa
4 days ago

bags coolie bags

Vera from Te Atatu South

never used collie bags
black ones
dusty just needs a clean on the outside
brand new just sat around doing nothing .
you can purchase one or a few
name your price

Negotiable

4 days ago

car 2006 Nissan Serena

Vera from Te Atatu South

Engine size 1997cc
Transmission Automatic
History 1 owner, Imported
Body Orange, RV/SUV
Seats 8
Fuel type Petrol
Kilometres 96,413km
stero gps… View more
Engine size 1997cc
Transmission Automatic
History 1 owner, Imported
Body Orange, RV/SUV
Seats 8
Fuel type Petrol
Kilometres 96,413km
stero gps
wof brand new 2 days ago passed no problems
contact or txt
0272745697

Price: $5,400

4 days ago

Brand new tours for 2020 have just been launched!

The Team from Readers Tours

Want to explore New Zealand's beautiful backyard?!

Our Readers Tours offer adventurous seniors a perfect combination of sights and unique experiences. With two brand new tours launched for 2020, don't miss your chance to visit some of New Zealand’s hidden gems. From the beautiful … View more
Want to explore New Zealand's beautiful backyard?!

Our Readers Tours offer adventurous seniors a perfect combination of sights and unique experiences. With two brand new tours launched for 2020, don't miss your chance to visit some of New Zealand’s hidden gems. From the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Aoraki, Mt Cook, to the home of Middle Earth and the geothermal sites of Rotorua

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5 days ago

Introducing The Base Cafe and Art Space

Wendy from The Base Licensed Cafe

A recent addition to Titirangi Village, The Base Cafe is doing something a bit different ... We're a community cafe started by a group of locals who wanted to provide a friendly creative hub. The cafe features live acoustic music and exhibitions of work by local artists. The two chefs provide … View moreA recent addition to Titirangi Village, The Base Cafe is doing something a bit different ... We're a community cafe started by a group of locals who wanted to provide a friendly creative hub. The cafe features live acoustic music and exhibitions of work by local artists. The two chefs provide the usual cafe favourites as well as super-healthy options including vegan dishes and a variety of sweet and savoury hemp-based meals and snacks. We're now holding evening musical events including our Burgers and Beats nights, featuring DJs and live music. Do come and meet the team, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy our lovely bush views! Please check out our Facebook page for upcoming events.

5 days ago

SIZE 2 DRESSING GOWN

Jelena from Blockhouse Bay

Having a clear out of clothes my daughter has outgrown. Has buttons on the front, and a tie that does up in front

Smoke free home
Pick up Blockhouse Bay

Price: $5

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