New Lynn, Auckland

12 days ago

Poll: Do you think the ‘poly-face’ option in the new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game is culturally insensitive?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

The new Tony Hawk video game has come under fire for an act of “cultural colonisation” after it used Māori tā moko as a character customisation option.

Players of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, which was released on Friday, are able to choose from a selection of indigenous-inspired … View more
The new Tony Hawk video game has come under fire for an act of “cultural colonisation” after it used Māori tā moko as a character customisation option.

Players of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, which was released on Friday, are able to choose from a selection of indigenous-inspired facial tattoos, with one of the options labelled “Poly-face”.

Screenshots of the skateboarding game were posted to Twitter and shared by Pākehā/Māori tattoo artist @dreadconquest in a thread outlining why moko should not be used in this way.

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Do you think the ‘poly-face’ option in the new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game is culturally insensitive?
  • 33.3% Yes
    33.3% Complete
  • 66.7% No
    66.7% Complete
135 votes
12 days ago

American Magic survive Auckland capsize

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

American Magic have recovered from a capsize of their America’s Cup boat in Auckland.

The United States syndicate tipped over Defiant while training on the eastern side of Browns Island in decent winds on Sunday.

They were able to quickly come upright again and continue … View more
Hi neighbours,

American Magic have recovered from a capsize of their America’s Cup boat in Auckland.

The United States syndicate tipped over Defiant while training on the eastern side of Browns Island in decent winds on Sunday.

They were able to quickly come upright again and continue sailing.

The incident further validates the safety elements in the design of the radical 75-foot foiling monohull.

American Magic weren’t commenting on the incident as a matter of team policy, other than to say they were able to complete “a full session” on Sunday.

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12 days ago

Beginners guide to setting up your food business from home

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

DO YOU HAVE A DREAM TO OPEN YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS?

People go into business for a variety of reasons. Some want to provide employment for themselves, while others are motivated by the challenge of being their own boss. The hospitality industry is an attractive investment as it can have … View more
DO YOU HAVE A DREAM TO OPEN YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS?

People go into business for a variety of reasons. Some want to provide employment for themselves, while others are motivated by the challenge of being their own boss. The hospitality industry is an attractive investment as it can have comparatively low start-up costs. It is also enticing because eating and drinking is something that we do every day and therefore it makes everyone an expert!

Some essential characteristics
- A genuine desire to make people feel welcome
- Being good company with a generous and giving nature
- Relentless attention to detail.
- Being knowledgeable, curious and enthusiastic about your product
- A willingness to anticipate customers’ needs

Course Outline
This course looks at how to turn your dream into reality and understand better, how to work methodically through the requirements.
We look at key information regarding the setup of a kitchen in your home.
Starting with important information from Auckland Council, or your local council and working through the approval process.
We will talk about
Food control plans
Farmer's markets, night markets
Small activations
Pop-ups

12 days ago

What's On: Ceramic Exhibition - Claybenders “Fauna”

Kim from Whitford

Featuring 20 ceramic artists tutored by NZ’s most celebrated ceramicists. Wheel thrown and hand built pieces. Guest Artist Brendan Adams. Open
Ceramic Exhibition - Claybenders “Fauna”
  • Arthaus Contemporary
12 days ago

Potential Choking Hazard Found in Faulty Snorkels

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A user of a snorkel product has reportedly found a piece of material detached inside, which may have lead to them choking.
The snorkel, manufactured by major water sports company arena, issued the recall which affects snorkels bought at various stores in the Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and … View more
A user of a snorkel product has reportedly found a piece of material detached inside, which may have lead to them choking.
The snorkel, manufactured by major water sports company arena, issued the recall which affects snorkels bought at various stores in the Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Bay of Plenty regions.

What you need to know:

- The recall affects the arena Swim Snorkel II & Swim Snorkel Pro II.

- A piece of material may become loose in the snorkel which can become a choking hazard.

- The products were sold at Swim T3 and Teamline Stores from October 2019 to April 2020.

- Fill out this survey to check whether your snorkel has been affected.

Known owners of the snorkel will be contacted by Swim T3 or Teamline.

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12 days ago

Activists scale Avondale trees to protect them from the axe

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Activists have climbed up native trees in Auckland's Avondale to stop developers from cutting them down.

Green Party candidate Steve Abel said only 23 of the 46 trees that originally stood at the site on Canal Road remain.

"They [the activists] don't intend … View more
Hi neighbours,

Activists have climbed up native trees in Auckland's Avondale to stop developers from cutting them down.

Green Party candidate Steve Abel said only 23 of the 46 trees that originally stood at the site on Canal Road remain.

"They [the activists] don't intend to move," he told The AM Show on Tuesday. "They intend to stay there so the trees can't be cut down. The community will continue to resist. We're going to save these trees - we have to. We can't afford to let them be lost."

Abel was banned from the site after scaling one of the trees in July.

Blanket protection of trees in Auckland was removed in 2012 by the National government.

Auckland Council says only one tree in the reserve - a pohutakawa - is protected. It proposed a land exchange - taking ownership of the land the trees sat on, and offering the developer a nearby unused reserve - but this offer was rejected.

The previous owners of the site, the Raymond family, said the developer made removal of the trees a condition of the sale.

More than 7000 people have signed a petition calling for the council to buy the land.

13 days ago

Medium dog harness & bouquet of roses (fake roses)

Ricki from New Lynn

FREE

Hi all,

I have a brand new camo dog harness looking for a new home as it’s too small for my Labrador.

Brought from Kmart, was listed as a Large but it’s really a Medium.
Dimensions/Size: 44cm-66cm (L) x 2.5cm (W)… View more
FREE

Hi all,

I have a brand new camo dog harness looking for a new home as it’s too small for my Labrador.

Brought from Kmart, was listed as a Large but it’s really a Medium.
Dimensions/Size: 44cm-66cm (L) x 2.5cm (W)

More info on this harness can be found here www.kmart.co.nz...

Pick up on Nikau St

Free

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13 days ago

What's On: Waitakere Grey Power General Meeting.

Mate from Oratia

Guest Speaker, Councillor Tracy Mullholand, Auckland Council Seniors Liaison. All members and friends are welcome. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.
Waitakere Grey Power General Meeting.
  • Te Atatu South Community Centre
17 days ago

Coronavirus: QR code coming to public transport in Auckland

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

QR codes will be displayed on public transport in Auckland as per Government requirements from Friday.

The bar codes will be displayed at the door during boarding, and at individual seats for easy scanning.

Auckland Transport recommends customers scan this QR code to help with contract … View more
QR codes will be displayed on public transport in Auckland as per Government requirements from Friday.

The bar codes will be displayed at the door during boarding, and at individual seats for easy scanning.

Auckland Transport recommends customers scan this QR code to help with contract tracing efforts if needed.

“To help things go smoothly for everyone, please have the Ministry of Health’s NZ COVID Tracer app open and ready to scan during boarding,” a statement read.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff said following the rules wil help keep ourselves and others safe and ensure that we can move out of Alert Level 2 as soon as possible.

“Keeping track of your movements with the NZ COVID Tracer app and ensuring that you are wearing a face covering are two simple ways we can help to constrain the spread of the virus,” he said.

In addition to scanning the Ministry of Health’s QR code, AT recommends that customers also register their AT HOP card to help with contact tracing.

This will also allow AT to monitor passenger numbers and make fast adjustments to services if required due to changes in demand.

Face coverings are also mandatory on public transport, as per Government’s advice.

Auckland Transport’s COVID-19 page, which includes up to date public transport timetables, is at: at.govt.nz...

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13 days ago

Hi everybody, I feel another marmalade-making session coming on. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

EDIT: OKAY, 5 free jars of orange, mandarin and lemon mix marmalade. Maggie Williams will want a jar or two - let me know who wants what. 😃

Free

16 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with the government’s decision to extend Auckland‘s alert level 2.5 lockdown?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the decision for the city to stay at alert level 2.5 until September 14, advising Aucklanders it was crucial to “stay the course”.

Goff said the Government’s decision was the right one and asked Aucklanders to continue following the … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the decision for the city to stay at alert level 2.5 until September 14, advising Aucklanders it was crucial to “stay the course”.

Goff said the Government’s decision was the right one and asked Aucklanders to continue following the rules so the city could return to level 1 as soon as possible.

“But it’s crucial that we stay the course. While we are all looking forward to level 1, the last thing we want is to move too early and risk a further resurgence of the virus,” he said.

“That would be the worst outcome – not only would it endanger the health and safety of Aucklanders, including some of our most vulnerable communities, it would also further damage businesses and the economy and put the gains we have made so far at risk.”

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Do you agree with the government’s decision to extend Auckland‘s alert level 2.5 lockdown?
  • 79.1% Yes
    79.1% Complete
  • 20.9% No
    20.9% Complete
1438 votes
13 days ago

Four new cases of Covid-19, two in the community

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

There are four new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, with two in the community.

The other two new cases are imported, and were caught in managed isolation.

Both of the community cases are linked to the Auckland August cluster – which now has 161 cases linked to it.

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Hi neighbours,

There are four new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, with two in the community.

The other two new cases are imported, and were caught in managed isolation.

Both of the community cases are linked to the Auckland August cluster – which now has 161 cases linked to it.

The cluster is the biggest New Zealand has seen since the first outbreak of the virus.

The two imported cases are that of a male child and a woman in her 20s who both arrived from India on August 23.

They are both a close contact of separate previously reported confirmed cases.

The first of the cases linked to the cluster is a close contact of an existing case. The second is a household contact of a case linked to the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship sub-cluster.

Both cases were already in isolation.

The Ministry of Health said 70 people linked to the cluster are in the Auckland quarantine facility – including 52 people with the virus and their household contacts.

Four people are in hospital with Covid-19 – three are stable and one is in ICU at Waikato Hospital.

Two people – Americold worker Alan Te Hiko and former Cook Island prime minister Joe Williams, died after contracting the virus late last week.

The number of active cases in New Zealand is now 118. Two community cases are considered recovered as of Monday.

The total number of people who have contracted the virus in New Zealand now stands at 1425.

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13 days ago

Free Childcare Sessions

Owner from The Village Early learning Centre

The Village ELC offers free sessions for children aged 3 to 6 years old. Book now www.thevillageelc.co.nz... or call us on 09 626 3511

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13 days ago

New Lynn property fetches $991,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home at 22 Tomo Street in New Lynn has sold for $991,000.

The 117sqm home is smaller than most homes in New Lynn.

The three-bedroom home has one bathroom and its capital valuation is $880,000. The median CV in New Lynn is $770,000. The sale was completed on June 23, 2020.

This information is … View more
A home at 22 Tomo Street in New Lynn has sold for $991,000.

The 117sqm home is smaller than most homes in New Lynn.

The three-bedroom home has one bathroom and its capital valuation is $880,000. The median CV in New Lynn is $770,000. The sale was completed on June 23, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

19 days ago

Have Your Say - Regional Parks Management Plan Review

The Team from Auckland Council

Love your regional park? Tell us about it! Have your say on the future of Auckland’s regional parks by clicking on 'Read More' below. Consultation now open.
📷 Tāwharanui Regional Park

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