New Lynn, Auckland

7 days ago

Happy Māori Language Week, Aotearoa!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to … View more
Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Want to get involved in Maori Language Week? Here are some ideas to get you started.
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12 days ago

Kiwis lose millions to offshore scammers

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Police are warning the public to be vigilant and wary of calls from phone scammers following a rise in complaints recently which have seen some victims lose tens of thousands of dollars.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Corby from the Auckland City Financial Crime Unit said an investigation, named … View more
Police are warning the public to be vigilant and wary of calls from phone scammers following a rise in complaints recently which have seen some victims lose tens of thousands of dollars.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Corby from the Auckland City Financial Crime Unit said an investigation, named Operation Hyattsville, is looking into more than 20 complaints from victims who have lost money in the past couple of months to phone scammers operating overseas.

One of these victims, 80-year-old Auckland City resident Marion, was conned by the scammers in a video posted today on the Auckland City District Police Facebook page.

Marion had $10,000 taken from her account after a caller convinced her that there was an urgent issue with her Spark account and they needed to access her computer remotely to fix the issue.

The convincing scammer asked Marion to download the Teamviewer application which allowed them to access her computer before asking for her banking details.

Fortunately, Marion’s bank got in touch after noticing suspicious banking activity and the money was able to be recovered.

Detective Sergeant Corby said unfortunately in most instances the victims are not as lucky as Marion, with several million dollars lost by Kiwis to these offshore scammers in the past few months alone.

“We are not talking about small amounts of money. On average, each victim has lost around $30,000 and these losses are absolutely devastating for our victims,” he said.

“Phone scams are nothing new, however we are concerned after seeing a growing trend of cases recently where victims have been conned over the phone.”

Corby said if you think you are a victim of a phone scam, you need to act fast and notify your bank immediately.

“There is a simple way to stop yourself from being a victim. Do not give your personal banking information out over the phone and do not allow the person over the phone to access your computer,” he said.

“There is no legitimate reason that a company will need to access your computer remotely. Do not download any application which allows them to access it.

A similar investigation by the Auckland Financial Crime Unit last year, Operation Deadwood, resulted in Police charging 18 people for money laundering offences after hundreds of phone scam victims lost more than $2.5 million.

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9 days ago

Have we given up?

David from Glen Eden

Many shoppers are not wearing masks in spite of the recommendations and the present infection rate. There is little chance of keeping covid-19 at bay so long as people can't be bothered to follow the simple recommendations. Rather than make it a law the government has relied on common sense … View moreMany shoppers are not wearing masks in spite of the recommendations and the present infection rate. There is little chance of keeping covid-19 at bay so long as people can't be bothered to follow the simple recommendations. Rather than make it a law the government has relied on common sense and willing compliance. Perhaps they are over estimating public intelligence. So long as we have people who don't care, clowns who wear shirts with "COVID IS A SCAM" on their back, and others who won't subscribe to tracing and testing then our freedoms, our economic recovery and return to some normality is only a distant dream. Right now I see this virus on the verge of taking off, just because a few didn't listen!

8 days ago

There's always a few! So sad.

David from Glen Eden

So we have the right to protest. This protest against lock down is wrong. Fortunately we don't have to take too much notice of protestors who are easily led, seem short sighted and have little regard for a serious situation. It is disappointing to see we have people incapable of gratitude for… View moreSo we have the right to protest. This protest against lock down is wrong. Fortunately we don't have to take too much notice of protestors who are easily led, seem short sighted and have little regard for a serious situation. It is disappointing to see we have people incapable of gratitude for our world acclaimed management of covid-19. Without that management half of them could be dead or certainly suffering. Is that their wish? Seeing some of the banners and slogans, the ill mannered ones, does adequately place many of them in a certain category. These people should take a very close look at the rest of the world and realise how lucky they are. No thanks will be due to these mischief makers if (when) we re-open borders safely. Like Sir David Attenborough says "What happens next is up to every one of us". Believe it.

16 days ago

Father's Day GIVEAWAY

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Competition alert! Father's Day is just around the corner and we're giving away a $100 Prezzy Card for your Dad to spend on the things he really wants!

All you've got to do is tell us something you most love about your dad. So, take a trip down memory lane and share with us your … View more
Competition alert! Father's Day is just around the corner and we're giving away a $100 Prezzy Card for your Dad to spend on the things he really wants!

All you've got to do is tell us something you most love about your dad. So, take a trip down memory lane and share with us your moments that have become memories.

Comment below to enter, hurry though, entries close this Sunday 6th September 2020. T&C apply.

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12 days ago

Auckland Heritage Festival to uncover secrets and stories of the past

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

See Aotea Square in its former glory using a new augmented reality app bringing the 1800s to 2020; hear why women weren’t expected to respond to the call of nature in public places until 1910; and prepare to be intrigued by unexpected artefacts found in the rubble of recent city works.

These … View more
See Aotea Square in its former glory using a new augmented reality app bringing the 1800s to 2020; hear why women weren’t expected to respond to the call of nature in public places until 1910; and prepare to be intrigued by unexpected artefacts found in the rubble of recent city works.

These are just some of the stories Auckland Heritage Festival is weaving into words, walks, pictures, parks, talks, poetry and songs as Auckland Council prepares to pack well over 100 free and low-cost events into two weeks from September 26 to October 11.

Event holders are set up to follow the Covid-19 protocols required at the prevailing alert level and mass gathering limit. However, if a 10-person mass gathering limit remains in place on 26 September, every endeavour will be made to move events online.

Councillor Alf Filipaina said there is something in the festival’s storytelling for everyone including special events for children during the school holidays.

The programme of events has been designed to entertain, inform and enlighten with 2020’s intriguing theme: Uncover secrets and stories of Tāmaki Makaurau.

The 2020 festival programme will go live at heritagefestival.co.nz on September 10.

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8 days ago

Last chance to win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

You could be in with a chance to win one of our 10x $50 Prezzy Cards. Simply complete our Neighbourly survey before 14th September 2020, 9am.

Click below to take part and good luck!
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8 days ago

Beat 2020 with funding from Prospa

Prospa

2020 has been challenging and especially hard for small businesses. If you’re a small business owner looking to get back to business, then talk to Prospa, New Zealand’s small business lending specialist. Prospa offers business loans up to $300K with a fast decision and funding possible in 24 … View more2020 has been challenging and especially hard for small businesses. If you’re a small business owner looking to get back to business, then talk to Prospa, New Zealand’s small business lending specialist. Prospa offers business loans up to $300K with a fast decision and funding possible in 24 hours.

Apply in as little as 10 minutes so you can get back to business sooner.
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8 days ago

What's On: Massive Garage Sale Market

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Massive garage sale market. 7am-12.30pm. Blockhouse Bay Community Centre. 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay. $10 a stall, customers free entry. Call Terry for stall enquiries on 027 221 1860.
Massive Garage Sale Market
  • Blockhouse Bay Community Centre
8 days ago

Better than humans??

David from Glen Eden

play.stuff.co.nz...
Well, a good example.

9 days ago

CANCELLED - Book Fair

Service Centre Coordinator from Red Cross Auckland

We are very sad to announce the cancellation of our Pop-Up Book Fair - Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September at Rangitoto College.

We are so sorry for any disappointment.

As soon as circumstances allow us to re-schedule the Fair, we will let you know!

Thank you

12 days ago

Aucklanders warned to stop littering used face masks

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Rubbish collectors in Auckland have seen an increase in single-use face masks being littered around the city.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said it served as a reminder to Aucklanders that any used masks should be put in the bin.

Goff said rubbish collectors had reported seeing an increase of … View more
Rubbish collectors in Auckland have seen an increase in single-use face masks being littered around the city.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said it served as a reminder to Aucklanders that any used masks should be put in the bin.

Goff said rubbish collectors had reported seeing an increase of masks left in parks, reserves and on the streets in the last few weeks.

“It is great that so many Aucklanders are following health advice by wearing a mask, but we also need to remember to throw disposable masks in the bin,” he said.

“We all know the importance of being a tidy Kiwi and this is no different. Used masks being thrown on the street is not only a health risk but is also terrible for our environment.

Goff said ideally, people should dispose of masks in their bins back at home so the risk was lowered for staff who collected rubbish from public bins.

Those who did choose to litter could face fines of up to $400, Goff said.

”The council’s enforcement team is working at Level 2 and I encourage Aucklanders to report littering if they see it by calling 0800 NO DUMP.”

Goff also encouraged Aucklanders to try to use reusable masks where possible.

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13 days ago

‘Jacinda and a terrible orange’ artwork up for grabs on Trade Me

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

A sketch of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holding a “terrible orange” drawn in an unflattering resemblance of US President Donald Trump is selling on Trade Me.

The original artwork was made by a New Zealand artist using a graphite pencil and watercolours.

"The artwork is signed and … View more
A sketch of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holding a “terrible orange” drawn in an unflattering resemblance of US President Donald Trump is selling on Trade Me.

The original artwork was made by a New Zealand artist using a graphite pencil and watercolours.

"The artwork is signed and dated on the back and framed in a 18" x 24" Rimu frame with a white mat border," it states on the auction.

The auction closes on Sunday, and the current bid is $177. The reserve price has not been met yet.

The artwork is titled “Jacinda and a terrible orange”.

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9 days ago

Looking for gardening support?

Yates NZ

Join the Yates Growing Community – a free online blog to share successes, get advice & win prizes in fun challenges along the way!

A great place for gardeners of all skill levels, including newbies, to come together. You just need a passion for gardening, and a willingness to share your … View more
Join the Yates Growing Community – a free online blog to share successes, get advice & win prizes in fun challenges along the way!

A great place for gardeners of all skill levels, including newbies, to come together. You just need a passion for gardening, and a willingness to share your journey.

The current challenge running is the Vegie Growing Challenge, and there are over $4000 worth of Go Gardening vouchers and Yates goodies up for grabs
Join the community

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9 days ago

Have Your Say - Regional Parks Management Plan Review

The Team from Auckland Council

How can we improve Auckland’s regional parks? Have your say on the future of regional parks in Tāmaki Makaurau by clicking on 'Read More' below 👇
📷 Tāpapakanga Regional Park

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