Northcote Point, Auckland

14 hours ago

Is it time to protect more Auckland trees on private properties ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland is said to be losing 1,000 trees a week - felled on private property where there almost no rules to protect them. "Stop the Chop" wants better when the RMA is replaced. Do you agree? Read the story below:

1 day ago

Why is Auckland Council selling the work of 320 staff?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Behind closed doors councillors have decided to try to sell its parks and facilities maintenance business that employs 320 staff. Should we know why ? Read the story below :

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3 hours ago

Entertainment unit

Maria from Birkenhead

Wooden entertainment unit. Leadlight doors.
In good used condition see photo of minor scratches on the corner of the unit.
175cm long 122cm high 45cm wide.

Pick up only.

Price: $150

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5 hours ago

What's On: Nth Shore Genealogy

John from Glenfield

Family History Programs, Visitors welcome $5.00 door fee includes Tea or Coffee. Further information contact John 444 4175
Nth Shore Genealogy
  • Glenfield Senior Citizens Hall, Mayfield Centre
5 hours ago

Free Predator Pulse training: Recording your predator pulse info (drop-in sessions)

The Team from Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society (Inc.)

These free drop-in sessions will help you start recording information about predator control during the quarterly predator pulse. Just come in anytime during the allocated times on the day that suits.
Our experts will get you set up so you can record each time you check your traps or bait stations.… View more
These free drop-in sessions will help you start recording information about predator control during the quarterly predator pulse. Just come in anytime during the allocated times on the day that suits.
Our experts will get you set up so you can record each time you check your traps or bait stations.

Just drop in during the hour to get set up.

The data you will collect can be viewed at the end of the predator pulse and provides PFK with valuable information in the ongoing battle to control invasive mammals.

We will be using EcoTrack for collecting data, so if you are new to it, or you are already using it but need help, come along.

Bring along your smartphone or a laptop if you can.

Note: Recording your data in EcoTrack is one of the criteria for entering our Great Predator Blitz August 2021 Competition (for details on the competition see previous post).

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1 day ago

Gone is the tank farm - behold the start of a waterfront park

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Out of public glare, those big petrol chemical storage tanks have gone from Wynyard Point near the Harbour Bridge. The long job of turning it into a 5ha harbourside park is ahead. Read the story below:

7 days ago

Woman's 'nasty' skin infection likely caused by swimming at contaminated beach

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Kia ora neighbours.
A woman who likely got a “nasty” skin infection during a swim at Narrowneck Beach believes it is “unacceptable” that people cannot go swimming without fear of getting sick.

Devonport resident Vanessa Ingraham developed a staph and e coli infection on her legs about four… View more
Kia ora neighbours.
A woman who likely got a “nasty” skin infection during a swim at Narrowneck Beach believes it is “unacceptable” that people cannot go swimming without fear of getting sick.

Devonport resident Vanessa Ingraham developed a staph and e coli infection on her legs about four weeks ago. Her doctor believes she caught it from swimming not long after shaving her legs.

Ingraham, who moved to New Zealand from the Bahamas seven years ago, said she didn’t know about Auckland’s storm water issues until she got her infection.

During heavy rain, water contaminated with animal faeces, oil, rubbish, metals and rubber from tyres is often flushed through the storm water network and onto beaches, a Watercare spokeswoman said.

Auckland’s wastewater network is also known to overflow during heavy rain, which causes sewage to spill out from manholes, gully traps, pump stations and engineered overflow points into properties, waterways and the sea.

Auckland Council’s Swimsafe website, which provides real-time forecasts of beach water quality, recommends people avoid swimming for 48 hours following heavy rainfall.

“You have to check to see if it’s safe to swim? This is a foreign concept,” Ingraham said.

Click 'read more' for the full story, including info from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

9 hours ago

What's On: Manuka Reserve Clean Up

Emma from Glenfield

Meet us by the playground at 11am or join in later, we'll be there until 1pm. We will provide gloves and buckets, please wear appropriate clothing
Manuka Reserve Clean Up
  • Manuka Reserve
12 hours ago

New Zealand Sommelier of the year - 2021

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Congratulations to Andrea Martinisi as he is awarded New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021.

Andrea Martinisi is presented with the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 trophy by Marek Przyborek (NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018) and chair of the Examination Committee with Celia Hay, chair of New … View more
Congratulations to Andrea Martinisi as he is awarded New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021.

Andrea Martinisi is presented with the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 trophy by Marek Przyborek (NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018) and chair of the Examination Committee with Celia Hay, chair of New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association. Andrea is General Manager and Head Sommelier of The Grove Restaurant, Auckland. Marek is head sommelier at Amisfield, Central Otago.

The day started with the Theory Assessment (60 minutest) and Blind Tasting of 2 wines. The white wine was Saint Clair Pioneer Block Gewurztraminer 2020 from Marlborough and from Spain, Muga Seleccion Especial Rioja 2016. The Practical included a restaurant scenario to decant a bottle of Te Mata Awatea 2018 and provide a food pairing. This was made a little tricky as we also had a bottle Te Mata Awatea 2019 on the sideboard... to check if the candidates were reading the label!

The Practical also featured a spirit tasting where candidates were asked to identify 4 spirits. This year the spirits were Bacardi, Tequila Blanco, Jack Daniels, Calvados.

14 hours ago

Leading Professor Talk on Heart Disease, Diet and Heart Health

Trent Lash from Heartbeats Takapuna

PUBLIC PRESENTATION BY PROF GRANT SCHOFIELD, PhD, Professor of Public Health AUT
TOMORROW: Thursday 5th August
WHERE: Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Rd, Takapuna (behind Takapuna Library)
WHEN: 10:15am

This public talk is important for all heart event survivors and their families to learn about … View more
PUBLIC PRESENTATION BY PROF GRANT SCHOFIELD, PhD, Professor of Public Health AUT
TOMORROW: Thursday 5th August
WHERE: Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Rd, Takapuna (behind Takapuna Library)
WHEN: 10:15am

This public talk is important for all heart event survivors and their families to learn about leading research into heart disease and nutritional heart health management from one of New Zealand's leading researchers in this area.

DON'T MISS IT. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Heartbeats Event_GrantSchofield_A New View of Diet and the Heart.pdf Download View

1 day ago

The Great PFK Predator Blitz Competition!

The Team from Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society (Inc.)

Simply deploy your traps or bait stations in Kaipātiki to control pest animals this August Pulse AND record your visits or results on the EcoTrack app.

There are some great prizes to win, so check out the competition by reading our blog article linked or email enquiries@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nzView more
Simply deploy your traps or bait stations in Kaipātiki to control pest animals this August Pulse AND record your visits or results on the EcoTrack app.

There are some great prizes to win, so check out the competition by reading our blog article linked or email enquiries@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz for more information.

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6 days ago

Midnight shenanigans!!!!!

Kenneth from Northcote Point

So, i live on Queen Street, Northcote Point....at 20 minutes past midnight a bloody noisy streetsweeper comes down my street doing its job.....!!!!! Why the blooming hell is it doing its job at this time of night!!!!( or morning if you're so inclined)....what a joke!!!!

1 day ago

Free Scoby to homebrew Kombucha. Lessons also available.

Ingrid from Birkenhead

My Scoby have been busy making too many babies for me to keep. If you want to learn to make delicious homemade Kombucha (it's real unlike most of the carbonated commercial Kombucha) I can give you a lesson and a free Scoby and starter. Lesson is $25 and takes about 45 minutes. Text me if you … View moreMy Scoby have been busy making too many babies for me to keep. If you want to learn to make delicious homemade Kombucha (it's real unlike most of the carbonated commercial Kombucha) I can give you a lesson and a free Scoby and starter. Lesson is $25 and takes about 45 minutes. Text me if you are interested on 021 248 2984. Lessons held on Saturday afternoons only. Four people per lesson. I'm located up in Highbury area of Birkenhead. You don't need to have a lesson to get a free Scoby and starter. I'm giving those away. Additional costs for Kombucha making will be a large 3 litre jar (on the day of the lesson) and you'll need bottles (flip-tops are good) once your first batch is brewed in 10-14 days or so. Filled with good bacteria Kombucha is said to be good for your gut and it tastes great!

Free

1 day ago

The Painter and the Emperor exhibition

The Team from Depot Artspace

"For many women artists the story (of the 'Painter and the Emperor') is relevant in that, although their art production may have been put on hold, their ideas were fermenting or being expressed in small works that would eventually form the basis of a continuing and evolving … View more"For many women artists the story (of the 'Painter and the Emperor') is relevant in that, although their art production may have been put on hold, their ideas were fermenting or being expressed in small works that would eventually form the basis of a continuing and evolving practice."

In 1978, Ngaire Mules, Kate Hill and Janelle Aston produced a 25 minute videotape, as part of a course run by Philip Dadson, at Elam School of Fine Arts. The aim of the video, which was made using a Sony portapack with a hand-held camera, was to examine women’s attitudes towards combining motherhood with their practice as an artist.



Exhibition ends next week 11 August.



Full info: depotartspace.co.nz/event/thepainterandtheemperor



Watch the original video on Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision: bit.ly...

7 days ago

Who should foot the $250k bill for Auckland's damaged trains?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland Transport wants KiwiRail to stump up with the cost of repairing 19 trains, after a fallen stack of old rails, damaged the electric units. Who's at fault ? Read the story below:

1 day ago

10% discount

Shade Design

With not only our years of experience and our own very high standards; we bring you, free of charge, the friendliest service with the most knowledgeable and best-looking team in the industry.

10% discount !! Any job quoted and accepted from August 12th - September 20th, 2021 we will take off 10%… View more
With not only our years of experience and our own very high standards; we bring you, free of charge, the friendliest service with the most knowledgeable and best-looking team in the industry.

10% discount !! Any job quoted and accepted from August 12th - September 20th, 2021 we will take off 10% !!!!!!

We make for you Awnings, Canopies, Carports, Outdoor Screens, Shade Sails, Contract Fabrication and Installation

Give us a call or book a free quote to see what our friendly and experienced team can do to maximise your outdoor living area.
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