New Windsor, Auckland

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2 days ago

Bicycle stem cap

Cecilia from Lynfield

Hello all,

I'm restoring my bike, and misplaced my little plastic stem cap. I have a threaded headset, and all replacement caps I've found are metal with a screw which won't work for my bike. If there's anybody who has an old mtb that they're not using, and would be happy … View more
Hello all,

I'm restoring my bike, and misplaced my little plastic stem cap. I have a threaded headset, and all replacement caps I've found are metal with a screw which won't work for my bike. If there's anybody who has an old mtb that they're not using, and would be happy to give me their stem cap, that would be awesome, I'm happy to pay for it too. I have attached photos.

Thank you

3 days ago

The Auckland CBD and public transport

Sue from New Lynn

Right now I am really over commuting around Dorkland(aka Auckland). The traffic congestion is just far too much.

I am going to give lower Albert Street a name change. Much along the lines of that movie Nightmare on Elm Street I am thinking much of Albert Street should be renamed Nightmare on… View more
Right now I am really over commuting around Dorkland(aka Auckland). The traffic congestion is just far too much.

I am going to give lower Albert Street a name change. Much along the lines of that movie Nightmare on Elm Street I am thinking much of Albert Street should be renamed Nightmare on Albert Street.

To have the NX1 and the other Shore buses converging on an area with ONLY ONE lane is ridiculous.

I use public transport in the evening to get from my place of work, on the Shore, back to New Lynn. Lower Albert Street especially from say the Shakespeare Tavern to Quay Street is pathetic now.

The awful thing is alot businesses and people using Albert Street are probably fed up to the back teeth with all the delays etc. It's like the so-called CRL is being dragged out too bloody long for many. And we have been told it could go on for another 5 bloody years. How many businesses along Albert Street in particular will go under whilst all that mess is going on????!!!!

 The mess that the Auckland CBD has become is off-putting to anyone who thinks a good outing for the day is to go into the Auckland CBD.

1 day ago

Gift shop

Selena from Avondale

There was a post a week or so ago,someone advertising a shop round newlynn area selling soaps,toiletries,gift sets $5 etc,round Clark st? Anybody know ware it is?

6 hours ago

Recipe: Apples, Courgettes and Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Garlic Aioli

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Looking for the perfect Summer recipe?
This vibrant crunchy salad makes for a perfect side or healthy light lunch.

Ingredients
50 g Almonds
1 splash Vegetable oil
½ tsp Flaky sea salt
½ tsp Sugar
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Looking for the perfect Summer recipe?
This vibrant crunchy salad makes for a perfect side or healthy light lunch.

Ingredients
50 g Almonds
1 splash Vegetable oil
½ tsp Flaky sea salt
½ tsp Sugar
200 g Green beans, tips removed
2 Courgettes
1 Granny Smith apple
1 Lemon
2 cloves Garlic, crushed
½ cup Mayonnaise
1 Spring onion, 2 if small

Read the full recipe on the link below.

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4 hours ago

Christmas Carols at West Lynn Garden

Marguerite Durling from West Lynn Garden

Bring a picnic and sing along with
The Arahoe School Choir
The Waitakere Auckland Brass Bands
BBQ and drinks available
Gold coin entry for the Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

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6 hours ago

NZ Bus, which is the principal bus company for Auckland, announced today that it had been advised by FIRST Union and the Tramways Union that its members proposed taking strike action between 4:30am on December 7 and 4am on December 24.

Brian from New Lynn

During this period, the roughly 800 drivers intend not to collect fares or work the electronic ticketing systems. The unions are calling for a fairer contract process, saying the current model is resulting in drivers having to take pay cuts and work in poor conditions. First Union and Tramway … View moreDuring this period, the roughly 800 drivers intend not to collect fares or work the electronic ticketing systems. The unions are calling for a fairer contract process, saying the current model is resulting in drivers having to take pay cuts and work in poor conditions. First Union and Tramway members who work for Go Bus - another bus company - last week committed to not collecting fares. But NZ Bus says it "cannot afford to operate while no fares are collected". "Unfortunately, this means that NZ Bus will need to suspend all services until this industrial action is resolved, which means that striking workers will be suspended for this period," a statement said. "NZ Bus is unable to pay driver wages for the sustained period of time indicated in the strike notices, while no fares are being collected." The company has a long-term contract with Auckland Transport with a 36 percent market share. "NZ Bus is contractually obliged to collect fares on behalf of Auckland Transport. If our drivers do not collect fares, then we cannot afford to operate the buses," said chief executive Barry Hinkley. He said that the company was open to finding a solution with the unions and wanted to meet with them on Monday. Hinkley said NZ Bus drivers are currently the highest paid of any urban bus drivers in Auckland. "We have a higher base rate and we also make sure that overtime is compensated for too. We value our team and we want them to be happy working for NZ Bus. "We are in communication with Auckland Transport to ensure that passengers understand the situation and we apologise to those affected by the disruption. We would like to see this situation fixed as quickly as possible." Auckland Transport released a statement confirming the suspension and said an offer from NZ Bus to the unions on Thursday had not been accepted. "NZ Bus operates some of Auckland Transport’s busiest routes along Dominion, Sandringham, Mt Eden and Manukau Roads, as well as other routes across the wider Auckland region and the LINK services." More information about what routes are affected can be found on Auckland Transport's social pages and website. Jared Abbott, FIRST Union secretary for Transport, Logistics, Operations and Manufacturing, said drivers had received massive support over the last week. "We've had constructive conversations with drivers and operators over the last week, as well as stakeholders like Auckland Transport, and we're hopeful that a resolution isn't too far away," he said. "We're hoping that negotiations over the coming weeks will be focused on lifting the standards for all Auckland bus drivers and fixing the broken system that put them in this position."
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9 hours ago

NZ Bus Industrial Action from 7 December

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

Due to industrial action all services operated by NZ Bus will be cancelled from Saturday 7 December.

We understand that this will be frustrating for our customers and apologise for the inconvenience.

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9 hours ago

...........Garage Sale next Sunday 15th December...........

Kelly from Mount Albert

We are having a garage sale ......
Raising $$ for our daughters school trip

DATE: SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER
19 GRANDE AVENUE, MT ALBERT
START: 7.00AM

Lots of good deals and bargains!
Everything from clothes, sports shoes, household good, toys, books, paintings, jewelry just to name a few!
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We are having a garage sale ......
Raising $$ for our daughters school trip

DATE: SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER
19 GRANDE AVENUE, MT ALBERT
START: 7.00AM

Lots of good deals and bargains!
Everything from clothes, sports shoes, household good, toys, books, paintings, jewelry just to name a few!
Come along and check it out!

9 hours ago

Will you miss using Lime and Wave e-scooters?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, as you've probably heard and noticed, Lime and Wave e-scooters must be off the streets today. However, Flamingo is still operating its rental e-scooters in the central suburbs. Here's some more information about where you can find them. Do you still use e-scooters? Are you … View moreHi neighbours, as you've probably heard and noticed, Lime and Wave e-scooters must be off the streets today. However, Flamingo is still operating its rental e-scooters in the central suburbs. Here's some more information about where you can find them. Do you still use e-scooters? Are you missing Limes and Waves? Tell us in the comments.

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9 hours ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty … View moreHi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

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10 hours ago

Abandoned chook

Ewa from Avondale

There is a hen wandering on my driveway from yesterday. She looks abandoned but in good health. If anyone wants to give her a good home/add to existing flock please let me know: 021 102 3002

11 hours ago

Do Aucklanders require yet another bin?

Mubashir Neighbourly Lead from Mount Roskill

Don't most of us already compost our stuff?

www.nzherald.co.nz...

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