New Windsor, Auckland

18 days ago

Surge in positive Covid-19 cases returning to NZ from India

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

There's been a surge in the number of people returning to New Zealand from India who have tested positive for Covid-19.

It comes at the same time India has overtaken Brazil to become the second worst-Covid hit country.

In the last fortnight, 26 people have tested positive after returning… View more
There's been a surge in the number of people returning to New Zealand from India who have tested positive for Covid-19.

It comes at the same time India has overtaken Brazil to become the second worst-Covid hit country.

In the last fortnight, 26 people have tested positive after returning from India, 20 of them from one flight alone.

Do you think the government needs to be stricter at the border?

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17 days ago

Alexa Echo Dot 2nd Gen for SALE $30

Mythili from Mount Roskill

Brand new unused Echo Dot for sale. Unsealed but not used with plastic wrappings still intact. Includes US plug. We can negotiate please email us.

Price: $30

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18 days ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Family say they've lost hope six months after disappearance

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

The family of missing French teenager Eloi Rolland have long held on to hope that one day their son and brother will be found.
But six months on from his disappearance in Auckland, the hope that has kept them strong has dwindled.
The 18-year-old had been studying English and staying with a host … View more
The family of missing French teenager Eloi Rolland have long held on to hope that one day their son and brother will be found.
But six months on from his disappearance in Auckland, the hope that has kept them strong has dwindled.
The 18-year-old had been studying English and staying with a host family in Birkenhead on the North Shore, before he disappeared without explanation on the evening of March 6.
Phone data indicates he was near the intersection of Piha Rd and Scenic Drive about 9.18am on March 7.
Rolland’s sister Aurore told Stuff in July her family were “waiting for a miracle”.
However, after six months of no news, she said last week they had lost hope.
Click below to read our full report.

17 days ago

See how our Houseplant Hero runnerup Hollie Procter fits all her plants into her tiny home!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“So I would say it’s possible I might have the most plants per square metre,” she quips.

18 days ago

Your thoughts on making Matariki a public holiday

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.

The policy announcement follows a series of public campaigns for Matariki, which acts as the Māori New Year, to be recognised.

We want to hear your thoughts about Matariki becoming a public holiday. Do you support the idea, or are you against it? Perhaps you have a counter proposal.

Share your thoughts here.

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18 days ago

Auckland Zoo staff hand-rear tamarins after mum was unable to produce milk

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Twin tamarins are thriving at Auckland Zoo after their mum was unable to produce milk, leading to them being hand-reared.

The rare golden lion tamarins, a male and a female, were born to mum Frida on July 17.

Frida was unable to produce milk for her babies, meaning … View more
Hi neighbours,

Twin tamarins are thriving at Auckland Zoo after their mum was unable to produce milk, leading to them being hand-reared.

The rare golden lion tamarins, a male and a female, were born to mum Frida on July 17.

Frida was unable to produce milk for her babies, meaning zookeepers had to make the decision, when they were two days old, to hand-rear them instead.

Auckland Zoo primate team leader Amy Robbins said the possibility of needing to hand-rear was already on the table because of Frida’s difficulty in raising offspring in the past.

“Hand-rearing is never a decision we make lightly and there are always risks, but we had strong science-based evidence to inform this call and the full support of this programme’s species coordinator,” Robbins said.

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17 days ago

Looking for a fitness challenge?

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

Sign up to run the Auckland marathon, half marathon, or 11km traverse with the Cancer Society team on Sunday 1 November.

We provide you with a dri fit t-shirt and lots of perks! The funds you raise go towards supporting cancer patients in our community.
Register now

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19 days ago

Poll: Do you support new rules likely to result in fewer driveways to free up land for building?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near… View more
Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new housing or business developments, under newly released housing guidelines.

The change comes as the Government looks to encourage development, in part by freeing up land held up by car parks, under its new National Policy Statement for urban development.

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Do you support new rules likely to result in fewer driveways to free up land for building?
  • 6.4% Yes
    6.4% Complete
  • 93.6% No
    93.6% Complete
598 votes
17 days ago

F&P dishwasher - in need of new door latch

Guy from New Windsor

Free Fisher & Paykel dishwasher in need of minor repair.

The door catch of the machine is broken and causes an (e20) error. For someone who knows what they are doing a replacement part or repair of the catch will get this machine back up and running.

This model is less than 5 years old and … View more
Free Fisher & Paykel dishwasher in need of minor repair.

The door catch of the machine is broken and causes an (e20) error. For someone who knows what they are doing a replacement part or repair of the catch will get this machine back up and running.

This model is less than 5 years old and other than the piece needing replacing the machine is in good running order.

Free

18 days ago

New Lynn Countdown store closed after visit by Covid-19 patient

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Another Countdown store in Auckland has been closed and received a deep clean after being visited by a person who tested positive for coronavirus.

On its website, Countdown said its New Lynn store inside LynnMall in West Auckland had been closed on Tuesday.

The person who … View more
Hi neighbours,

Another Countdown store in Auckland has been closed and received a deep clean after being visited by a person who tested positive for coronavirus.

On its website, Countdown said its New Lynn store inside LynnMall in West Auckland had been closed on Tuesday.

The person who has tested positive for the virus visited on Friday, September 4, from 8pm until 8.30pm.

Countdown said the New Lynn store was closed immediately after being notified by Auckland Regional Public Health Service about the person’s visit.

The news comes as the Ministry of Health reports six new cases of the virus in New Zealand.

Four of the new cases are in the community and have been linked to the current Auckland August cluster and Mount Roskill Evangelical Fellowship sub-cluster.

Other Countdown stores that were visited by people with the virus during August were in Browns Bay, Te Atatū South, St Lukes and Auckland City.

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18 days ago

Auckland Zoo staff hand-rear tamarins after mum was unable to produce milk

Danielle Clent Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, twin tamarins are thriving at Auckland Zoo after their mum was unable to produce milk, leading to them being hand-reared.
The rare golden lion tamarins, a male and a female, were born to mum Frida on July 17.
Frida was unable to produce milk for her babies, meaning zookeepers had to … View more
Hi neighbours, twin tamarins are thriving at Auckland Zoo after their mum was unable to produce milk, leading to them being hand-reared.
The rare golden lion tamarins, a male and a female, were born to mum Frida on July 17.
Frida was unable to produce milk for her babies, meaning zookeepers had to make the decision, when they were two days old, to hand-rear them instead.
Check out how cute they are!

18 days ago

Poll: Are you concerned about losing your job or business?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbour,

About one in 14 workers say they expect to lose their job or business by mid-2021, according to data released by Stats NZ on Tuesday.

A survey of employed people in the June 2020 quarter showed 7 percent felt there was a high or almost certain chance of losing their job or … View more
Hi neighbour,

About one in 14 workers say they expect to lose their job or business by mid-2021, according to data released by Stats NZ on Tuesday.

A survey of employed people in the June 2020 quarter showed 7 percent felt there was a high or almost certain chance of losing their job or business within the next 12 months. At a national level this represented 185,000 workers.

A further 18 percent (468,000) felt there was a medium chance, while 4 percent (105,000) stated they did not know what their job security was going to be over the following year.

Most people surveyed said there was little or no chance of losing their job or business (71 percent or 1,859,000).

Small businesses have been vulnerable during the pandemic. Self-employed people who did not have staff or employees of their own felt more insecure about losing their business than employees felt about losing their job. Ten percent of self-employed people without employees reported low job security, compared with 6 percent of employees.

The household labour force survey (HLFS) June 2020 quarter was collected over a three-month period from April to June and asked employed people about their perceived job security over the next 12 months. During the collection period, New Zealand dropped from COVID-19 alert level 4 in April to alert level 1 by June.

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Are you concerned about losing your job or business?
  • 52.9% Yes
    52.9% Complete
  • 47.1% Ni
    47.1% Complete
140 votes
18 days ago

Blind Low Vision NZ seeks volunteers ahead of Blind Week

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Blind Low Vision NZ, formerly the Blind Foundation, is seeking volunteers to support this year’s Blind Week street collection on October 16 and 17.

Volunteers play a crucial role in raising funds needed to provide practical and emotional support for New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or … View more
Blind Low Vision NZ, formerly the Blind Foundation, is seeking volunteers to support this year’s Blind Week street collection on October 16 and 17.

Volunteers play a crucial role in raising funds needed to provide practical and emotional support for New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or have low vision.

“Last year’s street collectors raised over $220,000 to empower Kiwis living with vision loss to live the life they choose. We’re hoping to go even further this year but we need your help,” Blind Low Vision NZ chief executive John Mulka said.

The money raised goes towards providing personalised vision rehabilitation services for people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision to fulfil their goals - whether that’s providing adaptive technology to stay in employment, orientation and mobility training including guide dogs, or developing tools and strategies to keep doing the things they need and want to do.

Mulka said every day an average of six Kiwis turn to Blind Low Vision NZ for support with sight loss.

“Volunteering two hours of your time by shaking a bucket and collecting donations is a way that you can help make a difference in people’s lives,” he said.

As well as supporting individuals, Blind Low Vision NZ seek to make big-picture change by advocating for inclusive communities and for optimal eye care services for all New Zealanders.

To sign up to collect during Blind Week visit blindweek.org.nz or call 0800 787 743.

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18 days ago

Arena's Swim Snorkel Pro II recalled over choking hazard concerns

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

A snorkel has been recalled over concerns it could be a choking hazard.

The Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II was pulled from sale after a customer complained a small piece of material came loose inside the snorkel tube.

No-one was injured but Arena found a potential risk with the … View more
Hi neighbours,

A snorkel has been recalled over concerns it could be a choking hazard.

The Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II was pulled from sale after a customer complained a small piece of material came loose inside the snorkel tube.

No-one was injured but Arena found a potential risk with the black mouthpieces, which could see a small piece detach, causing a choking hazard.

Arena apologised to customers and said it would replace the faulty product to ensure customer safety and prevent further risk.

Anyone using an Arena snorkel was also advised to check it before use.

Customers who bought the Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II can register on the company’s website to receive replacement parts.

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18 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
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