47 days ago

Avondale Spider

Nat from Titirangi

Hi there, I was just wondering whether people still see Avondale spiders (Australian Huntsman spiders) in Auckland - I know as the name suggests they are mainly in Avondale. I heard they were disappearing, and I was just wondering (out of general curioisty) whether anyone still saw them? :) Many thanks, Nat

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7 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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6 hours ago

Are you a reluctant renter? Get in touch!

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, we're looking for Aucklanders who don't mind being interviewed for a story about Kiwis who don't want to rent but feel as though they have no other choice due to the housing market.

If you or anyone you know would be happy to talk, please comment below or email: melanie.earley@stuff.co.nz

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6 hours ago

New Nordic Cuisine with Diploma, Level 5 chefs

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

The Cookery Diploma Level 5 students prepared a New Nordic Cuisine menu created by our own Chef Finn, originally from Denmark. Finn spent his formative years working in Michelin star rated restaurants including Noma.

The Level 5 Diploma of Cookery students prepared the menu also served it at the table, describing each dish to our guests - the Level 4 NZ Certificate in Cookery.

Here is the menu inspired by Chef Finn’s Nordic heritage.
• Tartare of Trevally - smoked and cured with crisp rye bread, pickled beetroot and siphon of brown butter hollandaise
• Mackerel fried on bread with compote of tomato and fennel & fennel butter sauce
• "Sylte" of pork belly with leek, 3 times onion & apple cider vinaigrette
• Tenderloin of Pigeon Bay lamb with Brussel Sprouts, kale, hazelnut & foaming buttermilk
• Apple with caramelized bread, dried blueberries, Blueberry sherbet & apple sorbet.