Northpark, Auckland

21 hours ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 day ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid-19: Kmart and vape store among new locations of interest linked to new case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the closure of his shop on Wednesday for deep cleaning, followed by his mandatory self-isolation, would be tough for his small business.

Three new community cases of Covid-19 in south Auckland were announced on Tuesday.

The first was a student at Papatoetoe High School, which the Ministry of Health announced earlier in the day. Two other cases – the student’s siblings, who are a teenager and an infant – were confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Kmart in Botany, in east Auckland, and Dark Vapes are among the places of interest visited by one of the cases, with further locations expected to be released on Wednesday.

Kmart Botany

The teenager reported as a new case on Tuesday night works at Kmart Botany.

They were at work on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, between 3.30pm and 10.30pm.

The store was closed on Tuesday night, and a thorough sanitisation of the store was being carried out, a Kmart spokesperson said.

Thirty-one Kmart staff have been identified as close contacts and are self-isolating, the ministry said.

Any members of the public who visited Kmart Botany at the times the student was working is considered a casual plus contact, and must self-isolate at home immediately.

Casual plus contacts are those who would have been considered casual contacts, but have been upgraded due to the risk of the more transmissible strains of the virus.

“If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation time frames and testing requirements,” the ministry said.

Dark Vapes

One of the two high school students announced as new cases on Tuesday also twice visited Dark Vapes in East Tamaki, on Friday and Saturday.

The owner, who did not want to be named, said the store would be closed on Wednesday for deep cleaning, and he would isolate at home for 14-days, as per Ministry of Health advice.

“It's going to be tough for the business.”

He said the store would be able to reopen after cleaning as another staff member was available to help run it.

The owner did not know the identity of the case who visited.

A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said she was not sure which of the cases visited the store.

The visits to the vape store took place on Friday, February 19 between 2.30pm and 4pm, and also Saturday, February 20, between 7pm and 8.30pm.

People who visited the store during these times are considered to be casual-plus contacts.

More locations are expected to be released by the ministry on its website.

4 days ago

Looking to buy babys items

Safin Neighbourly Lead from Pakuranga Heights

Touchwood cot(side slides down
Bassinet
Changing table with bathtub
Electric bouncer
And if your selling any other new born stuff, pm me

18 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Coastal Erosion

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the … View more
Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the impacts this will have on communities the Auckland region.

Sea level rise is notoriously difficult for scientists to follow and this has meant coastal erosion rates have been difficult to predict.

New Zealand's sea levels have risen an average 1.67mm per year since 1989, but the Ministry of Environment says this will accelerate if little action is taken on climate change.

What do you think should be done about it? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community newspaper.

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1 day ago

Are you struggling to find a rental or buy a home in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is … View more
Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is willing to talk please drop me a message: ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Reporter
stuff.co.nz

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21 hours ago

Skechers shoes.. BRAND NEW

Rohitesh from East Tamaki Heights

US size 7- Grey pair
US size 8 - Blue Pair

Price: $80

21 hours ago

Conflict Resolution workshop tonight at Te Tuhi, Pakuranga

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

6:00pm
24 February
Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga
CONFLICT RESOLUTION - a framework for resolving conflict that will ensure that it is the conflict that goes away and your best people stay.
Cost: $10 per person per workshop
Register: admin@mecoss.org.nz
All welcome.

About:
MECOSS is very … View more
6:00pm
24 February
Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga
CONFLICT RESOLUTION - a framework for resolving conflict that will ensure that it is the conflict that goes away and your best people stay.
Cost: $10 per person per workshop
Register: admin@mecoss.org.nz
All welcome.

About:
MECOSS is very pleased to offer you a series of affordable workshops in partnership with the LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership.
All workshops are fully interactive (no boring lecture) and are very practical. We guarantee you will come away with ideas, knowledge and the tools you will want to share with others.

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21 hours ago

We love Auckland

Kaitlin Bell from Harcourts Milestone

We live and work in South-East Auckland, and we’ve invested here ourselves. We’ll help you to understand this area, and how to make it work for you, but we can help you buy and sell anywhere in New Zealand. 🖤

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22 hours ago

Benefits of Shopping

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Many older adults lead active, fulfilling lives that break down the stereotype of aging grandparents sitting passively on rocking chairs waiting for family visits. These older individuals are integrated, interactive participants in their communities, which in turn contributes to their wellbeing … View moreMany older adults lead active, fulfilling lives that break down the stereotype of aging grandparents sitting passively on rocking chairs waiting for family visits. These older individuals are integrated, interactive participants in their communities, which in turn contributes to their wellbeing overall.

However, being active does not necessarily mean seniors need a full schedule of planned activities. Studies indicate engaging in daily life activities can have far-reaching benefits. Shopping, for example, is a daily life activity that can stimulate cognitive processes, provide physical benefits, and function as a leisure pursuit that promotes social engagement. This simple, daily activity may be a strong factor in quality of life for seniors who may not be as active or physically well as their counterparts.

Since shopping is an common activity, most people do not consider the cognitive processes involved in making everyday purchases. Shoppers must identify items needed, determine where the items can be obtained, evaluate and compare before and after purchase, and determine value as compared to cost. While engaging in these processes can sometimes be attributed to buying habits, seniors who regularly shop are stimulating the areas of the brain involved in the decision-making process.

The physical benefits are notable as well. Older adults who shop regularly may actually live longer than those who do not. One study of more than 1800 individuals aged 65 or over showed that participants who shopped every day, particularly men, had a 27% lower risk of death than those who did not. Researchers reason that it is possible that the physical activity (walking) involved in shopping, the opportunity for these older individuals to buy food and make buying decisions that positively affected good diet and health, and the social interaction may be key components of this decrease risk.

This last component, social interaction, is one that may affect life span because it affects life quality. Some studies of social engagement related to longevity show that older adults who are more socially engaged had 50% increased chance of living longer than those who were more isolated. The shopping experience can add to social engagement by allowing the older adult to meet and interact new people during the outing as well as using the outing as a social experience with friends and family.

Perhaps the most appealing aspect of shopping as a life-enriching activity is that it can be enjoyed by most older adults, even those who may have health problems. With a little help from family, friends, or even caregivers when required, seniors with mobility or transportation challenges can experience the cognitive, health, and social benefits a day on the town can provide.

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle 0800 632 677

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22 hours ago

MECOSS community engagement

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern both announced this morning there was not yet any need for any change in alert levels.
Therefore, the following MECOSS community engagements will go ahead as planned:

Wednesday (Tonight): - 24 February 2021
LEADING COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS … View more
Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern both announced this morning there was not yet any need for any change in alert levels.
Therefore, the following MECOSS community engagements will go ahead as planned:

Wednesday (Tonight): - 24 February 2021
LEADING COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS workshops (on ZOOM if we go into lockdown)
Venue: Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
MECOSS is very pleased to offer you a series of affordable leadership training in partnership with LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership
It is the aim of this series of workshops to give you the skills and knowledge to build your confidence and to help run your community organisation effectively.
This particular workshop will focus on CONFLICT RESOLUTION – you will go away equipped with a framework of best practice for resolving conflict that will ensure it is the conflict that goes away and that your best people stay.
All workshops are fully interactive (no boring lectures) and very practical.
$10.00 per person per workshop
To register please email admin@mecoss.org.nz
Attend 8 or more sessions and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Thursday: - 25 February 2021
MANUKAU EAST SHOPPING SHUTTLE
Operating Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm
MECOSS provides a low-cost, door-to-door transport service to Botany Town Centre or Pakuranga Plaza for people living in Auckland's, Manukau East who are restricted in their ability to access shopping centres.
$10 includes morning pick-up, 2 hours of shopping, a free cup of coffee and a chat before returned home early afternoon.
For no extra cost, request a 'Companion Shopper' or 'Mobility Equipment', if assistance is needed.
To book please call 0800 632 677 on Monday of every week.
Friday: 26 February 2021

BOTANY & FLAT BUSH & ORMISTON COMMUNITY NETWORKING MEETING
Venue: Old Flat Bush School Hall, corner of Murphy's Road and Flat Bush Road, Flat Bush, Auckland
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
This meeting enables community organisations, social services providers, government agencies and the general public an opportunity to connect and network with each other and to share knowledge.
FREE to attend.
To book a speaking spot please email admin@mecoss.org.nz

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22 hours ago

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle - runs Thursday's

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level One and wearing masks will is mandatory on public transport including the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle.

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1 day ago

Clear your calendars for RTB21!

The Team from Round the Bays

Hey Neighbours! Round the Bays 2021 is happening THIS SUNDAY and we hope you're excited!

Haven’t entered yet? Don’t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZ’s largest fun run off your bucket list!

Head online to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to … View more
Hey Neighbours! Round the Bays 2021 is happening THIS SUNDAY and we hope you're excited!

Haven’t entered yet? Don’t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZ’s largest fun run off your bucket list!

Head online to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to register and round up the crew for an awesome run/jog/walk along Auckland's beautiful coastline!

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1 day ago

Hi Neighbours!

Habitat for Humanity

Jay here from Habitat for Humanity, we are offering an awesome Home Repair and Renovation service to the public with the profits going to helping local families in housing need.

If you need your bathroom or kitchen upgrading or any other work around your home please get in touch with us.

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Jay here from Habitat for Humanity, we are offering an awesome Home Repair and Renovation service to the public with the profits going to helping local families in housing need.

If you need your bathroom or kitchen upgrading or any other work around your home please get in touch with us.

Habitat for Humanity is a housing charity that has been operating in New Zealand for over 25 years.

Renovating with Habitat is a way for you to invest in upgrading or repairing your own home for social good as all profit goes towards helping local Kiwi families in housing need.”

Jay Davies
Building and Development Manager
Find out more

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1 day ago

Sick of hiding your smile?

Dyverse Dentures

Hi neighbours,

Dyverse Denture clinic that specializes in replacing missing teeth. We also custom make high-impact sports mouth guards.

Dyverse Dentures offer great value and optimum benefits for your money. We are a small and friendly group of dental health providers consisting of one … View more
Hi neighbours,

Dyverse Denture clinic that specializes in replacing missing teeth. We also custom make high-impact sports mouth guards.

Dyverse Dentures offer great value and optimum benefits for your money. We are a small and friendly group of dental health providers consisting of one clinician and two technicians.

Our dedication, expertise and experience make our standard of treatment incomparable. At Dyverse Dentures, we have our own registered laboratory on-site and we can take care of all your denture requirements.

Service: Free Confidential Consultation, Fast turn around, Super Gold Card

Time to smile again
Find out more

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1 day ago

Sony rear projection TV 50inch

Rohitesh from East Tamaki Heights

Pick up and take free. Works well with Freeview box,DVD, video gams etc. RGB CABLE connection.
Text or call 021967957

Free

1 day ago

Sole and crayfish quenelles

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Sole and crayfish quenelles with Sauce Nantua prepared by our Diploma Level 5 Cookery chefs This is  a complex classic dish with savoury umami flavours and creative presentation by the students.

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