51 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?


With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

Fire Extinguishers

The Team from Wee Jobs

Fire extinguishers are a great investment to keeping your home safe from small fires. Check out tips below!

18 days ago

Santos sisters cleaning.

Ashleigh from Parnell

These girls left a flyer in my letterbox.
I decided to try them out.
They left my house with dirty bathrooms, no dusting or polishing, and charged me $50.00 per hour per girl, just to top it off they use your equipment and cleaning products and broke my brand new Dyson V11 vacuum cleaner, and skipped off without confessing to the damage.
I hope they have public liability insurance because they will need to pay for the damage.

42 minutes ago

Anzac Day: War letters to home

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

This Sunday marks the 106-year anniversary of the first landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers at Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

For many of the 16000 soldiers, April 25, 1915 marked their first day of combat.

And by that night, 2000 had been killed or maimed.

We remember our Auckland veterans and fallen soldiers with their letters to friends and loved ones back home.

Here is a letter from Michael Menzies, a prisoner of war in Japan, to his friend Norm Ryder:


Dear Norm,

Still existing and anticipating a speedy reunion.

Appreciate your kind thoughts and wishes.

I often have the Queen St blues and a perpetual Waitemata thirst and occasionally a nicotine fit.

Received three of your letters and am anxiously
awaiting for more.

Your Affectionate Pal

Auckland Star Nov 1945 (2).PDF story about Menzies brothers as Prisoners of War.PDF Download View