New Windsor, Auckland

32 days ago

Poll: Should fireworks be banned?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland skies will soon be alight with fireworks displays.

With Guy Fawkes looming, the event sparks ongoing debate over the use of fireworks.

Auckland Council and a range of national organisations have renewed calls to ban the private use and sale of fireworks after a parliamentary select … View more
Auckland skies will soon be alight with fireworks displays.

With Guy Fawkes looming, the event sparks ongoing debate over the use of fireworks.

Auckland Council and a range of national organisations have renewed calls to ban the private use and sale of fireworks after a parliamentary select committee decided in August to leave regulations unchanged.

Some people will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, held to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.

Should fireworks be banned?

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Should fireworks be banned?
  • 76.6% Yes
    76.6% Complete
  • 23.4% No
    23.4% Complete
1267 votes
28 days ago

The Hub: free, safe study space for students

The team from Hills Church

Hey everyone- Just letting any students, or parents of students know about a safe, free space for them to study during exams this year!**

What is the Hub?**
The Hub is a free, safe space for students to come, study in peace and de-stress during NCEA exams in November. We’ll have a quiet room to … View more
Hey everyone- Just letting any students, or parents of students know about a safe, free space for them to study during exams this year!**

What is the Hub?**
The Hub is a free, safe space for students to come, study in peace and de-stress during NCEA exams in November. We’ll have a quiet room to study in with occasional tutors poping in to help. We’ll also have another room setup for people to hang out and chat.

When and where?
Every Thursday and Friday throughout November from 11am - 6pm in the side hall of Hills Church (179 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough)

Who’s behind it and why?
The Hub is run by Hills Church, specifically Jeremy the Youth Director. The reason we’re doing this is simple, we realise that this time of year is incredibly stressful for those facing exams. Given the year thats been, the disruptions from multiple lockdowns and the pressure to perform, we want to do our bit to help the youth of our community, to ease stress levels and fears surrounding exams.

What’s the catch?
There isn’t one. This is our way of honoring and blessing our community. We want to see the students surrounding us healthy and doing the best they can in all areas!

How do I get in touch?
You can find out more by contacting the Hills office or Jeremy directly.

office@hillschurch.nz
jeremy@hillschurch.nz

Facebook Event for the Hub - www.facebook.com...

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29 days ago

Poll: Are you in favour of more concerts at Eden Park?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Eden Park stadium wants to host six concerts a year.

The battle over the stadium's future has gone to a five-day hearing.

The Eden Park Trust Board wants permission to stage up to six concerts a year, without having to go through a full planning approval for each one.

Please type NFP if you… View more
Eden Park stadium wants to host six concerts a year.

The battle over the stadium's future has gone to a five-day hearing.

The Eden Park Trust Board wants permission to stage up to six concerts a year, without having to go through a full planning approval for each one.

Please type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in our conversations section of the community paper.

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Are you in favour of more concerts at Eden Park?
  • 86% Yes
    86% Complete
  • 14% No
    14% Complete
379 votes
32 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with the euthanasia and cannabis referendum preliminary results?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

New Zealand has voted 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis in preliminary results- but the final count could still change that result.

We won't know the outcome of the special votes until the official results are released on November 6.

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Do you agree with the euthanasia and cannabis referendum preliminary results?
  • 52.5% Yes
    52.5% Complete
  • 47.5% No
    47.5% Complete
831 votes
28 days ago

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32 days ago

How will you be celebrating Guy Fawkes this year?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours. Guy Fawkes will again be celebrated with events and public displays in Auckland this year, despite ongoing controversy over the use of fireworks. There's fireworks at Western Springs and Waikaraka speedway, a summer concert with fireworks in Orewa and a combined Halloween and … View moreHi neighbours. Guy Fawkes will again be celebrated with events and public displays in Auckland this year, despite ongoing controversy over the use of fireworks. There's fireworks at Western Springs and Waikaraka speedway, a summer concert with fireworks in Orewa and a combined Halloween and fireworks event out West. Will you be celebrating Guy Fawkes at one of these public events or setting off fireworks at home?

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35 days ago

Could you be "The Namer" and find Auckland's new brand?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Officially the short-list has been drawn up for a new name for the merged council agencies ATEED and RFA. But here's the criteria - see if you can do better. What would you call it? Read the story below:

34 days ago

Riddle me this!

NumberWorks'nWords New Lynn

What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have? Leave your answer in the comments below!

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29 days ago

Nests under fire

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Remember to check under your bonnets this time of the year.

That's the warning from Fire and Emergency NZ.

This car arrived for a service with a couple of stowaways stashed under the bonnet.

Firefighters say the driver of this car was very lucky.

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29 days ago

New Lynn school students named: Fred Hollows Humanity Awards

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Zoey Wood and Amelia Bettany Barr have been crowned finalists in the Fred Hollows Humanity Awards.

The Arahoe School learners are among 10 finalists from around the country chosen for their efforts to improve the world around them.

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ aims to thwart avoidable … View more
Zoey Wood and Amelia Bettany Barr have been crowned finalists in the Fred Hollows Humanity Awards.

The Arahoe School learners are among 10 finalists from around the country chosen for their efforts to improve the world around them.

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ aims to thwart avoidable blindness in the Pacific and to give people permanent access to quality eye care.

Arahoe School teacher Amanda Kemp nominated Zoey, 10 for the awards.

Zoey was diagnosed with cataracts in 2019 and only had sight in one eye for a year.

"She possesses the most outstanding attitude towards her school life, is a leader amongst her friends and her can-do attitude has not slowed her down,' Kemp said.

In July, the Titirangi youngster had her cataracts removed "and this has not impacted her attitude towards all she does any differently."

Amelia, from Glen Eden, was nominated by her teacher, Bridget Dymock-Johnson.

Amelia,11 showed great initiative and spent time researching the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ before delivering her speech in front of the class.

"Amelia is kind and helpful.

"When someone doesn't have a group she invites them to join her," Dymock-Johnson said.

"Her words towards others are always kind."

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30 days ago

Did your family celebrate Halloween this year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We saw some friendly ghosts and even some costumed pooches this year! We'd love for you to spread the joy further than your backyard by sharing a snap from your Halloween festivities below 🎃

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29 days ago

Need to secure your home?

Philip from Exceed we fix windows & doors

Here are some tips on how can you increase your home security:
✔️Install window security stays to increase security, natural safe ventilation and prevent children falling from high windows
✔️Install hinge bolts to stop doors from being lifted out of their frames.

✔️Upgrade beads and … View more
Here are some tips on how can you increase your home security:
✔️Install window security stays to increase security, natural safe ventilation and prevent children falling from high windows
✔️Install hinge bolts to stop doors from being lifted out of their frames.

✔️Upgrade beads and rubbers to hold any glass in place

✔️Install a multi point locking system for any doors.

✔️Install key operated deadlocks for doors

✔️Add one key locks to windows and doors so they can be unlocked or locked with one key

?If you need someone to evaluate your home security, give us a call and we can assist you in determining the level of security you may require and advise on what products will best suit your needs ??

Now is the perfect time to check all the windows around your home! Call Exceed we fix windows & doors specialists on ? 0800 25 25 00

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29 days ago

Canine Capers

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Buddy the corrections dog works tirelessly to stop contraband being smuggled into prison grounds.

The crime fighting canine also likes taking time out to play with bestie John.

Buddy joins 99 other patrolling pooches in the Dog Squad.

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29 days ago

Express Lunch at Mitten Drin at 390 A Rosebank Road for $11.90 only!

Keith from Avondale

Check this out Express Lunch Special at Mitten Drin Rosebank Road for 11.90 only from Monday to Friday! Its a Great Deal! German food, wine, Desert and more with a German Chef!

www.mittendrin.co.nz...

32 days ago

Throwback Friday

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours, can you work out who this is?

I'll give you a hint- it was 1983.

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