Northpark, Auckland

29 days ago

New website

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit … View more
Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit officeforseniors.govt.nz

30 days ago

Poll: How do you feel about John Key’s comments on the Covid-19 response?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Sir John Key’s recent media blitz was full of suggestions for how the Covid-19 response could have been done better. Some have been found to be false (such as his claim we could have paid Pfizer for preferential supply), and some seem to have lit a fire under the Government to … View more
Hi neighbours,

Sir John Key’s recent media blitz was full of suggestions for how the Covid-19 response could have been done better. Some have been found to be false (such as his claim we could have paid Pfizer for preferential supply), and some seem to have lit a fire under the Government to get things moving (such as the suggestion of home quarantining).

How do you feel about Key’s contribution?

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How do you feel about John Key’s comments on the Covid-19 response?
  • 29.7% It was constructive and I support his points
    29.7% Complete
  • 15.1% It lit a fire under the Government and extracted much needed clarity
    15.1% Complete
  • 18% It was armchair commentary and he didn’t know what he was talking about
    18% Complete
  • 37.2% It was a struggling National’s attempt to regain some popularity
    37.2% Complete
1289 votes
46 days ago

Apprenticeship opportunities in Auckland

Competenz

Hey Auckland
We are back with some more awesome apprenticeship opportunities for you, Check them out!
Sheet metal fabrication
Refrigeration and air conditioning

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29 days ago

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle

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

MECOSS first began the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle in 2007, after identifying a need to help people who depended on family and friends or had to pay to get their shopping done.

“Many of these people were confined to their homes with few and limited choices for socialising,” says initiator … View more
MECOSS first began the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle in 2007, after identifying a need to help people who depended on family and friends or had to pay to get their shopping done.

“Many of these people were confined to their homes with few and limited choices for socialising,” says initiator Vasu Moses. “That was when I felt that if I could move and shake a few people something could be done to organise a weekly shopping trip for our seniors.

The Salvation Army jumped on board to offer free use of their van, Age Concern organised the passengers, and Botany Town Centre offered free hot drinks and a good shopping venue for people with limited mobility, and the service was born. From there the shuttle went from from strength to strength.

In 2021, MECOSS has its own van, a shopping-shuttle-coordinator and a hard working team of 25 volunteer drivers and companion shoppers.

The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle continues to be a wonderful community service helping those that otherwise might struggle to make it to a shopping centre on a regular basis while having a bit of fun in the process.
Anyone who wants to be part of the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle can contact Maureen on 0800 632 677.

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29 days ago

Community Halls.

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

Face-to-face meetings are getting more and more important, especially with everything online these days.
That's why MECOSS holds Dance Yourself Happy, the Pakuranga & Howick Community Networking Meeting and the Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Networking Meeting at local community … View more
Face-to-face meetings are getting more and more important, especially with everything online these days.
That's why MECOSS holds Dance Yourself Happy, the Pakuranga & Howick Community Networking Meeting and the Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Networking Meeting at local community halls and venues.
Community space is a non-threatening place where people can all feel a part of something valuable. Theses hubs are part of the glue that binds communities and keeps connections alive - they're a physical representation of a sense of connectedness.
#allsaintscommunitycentrehowick
#oldflatbushschoolhall
#tetuhipakuranga

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29 days ago

Thinking of a weekend project? Make this harvest basket.

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and gardeners,

Here's another great project from our DIY guru Jacob Leaf.

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29 days ago

Acacia Cove Retirement Village

Acacia Cove Village

We've received many very kind cards and emails from residents about the care that staff have provided over the last four to five weeks.

Below is a very clever song adapted by Joy, one of our residents 💕
Find out more

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29 days ago

Recipe: Mushroom Risotto

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This is an ultimate comfort meal and an easy recipe to prepare at home. It is a rich and creamy mushroom risotto recipe is made with the specialist Italian short-grain rice, parmesan cheese, white wine, and mushrooms.
View the recipe in the link below.

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30 days ago

Pursue higher education with a Masters Degree

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Masters Study

Meet Hinerangi Busby who shares her journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

I am a graduate of the marae-centred programme, Te Pouhono, transforming Māori communities, promoting mātauranga-a-hapū, a-iwi. My participation took me to the Bachelor of Mātauranga Māori, … View more
Masters Study

Meet Hinerangi Busby who shares her journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

I am a graduate of the marae-centred programme, Te Pouhono, transforming Māori communities, promoting mātauranga-a-hapū, a-iwi. My participation took me to the Bachelor of Mātauranga Māori, and then postgraduate study.

Awanuiārangi centres you. This is the nurturing space of Māori researchers, with the support of academic and professional staff; this all transpires from an authentic indigenous and traditional Māori environment.

My studies have empowered me to play a more pro-active role in whānau and hapū affairs. Instead of being angry at a past that we cannot change, let’s become part of the solution for positive change.
Find out more

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30 days ago

Come work with us!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks … View more
OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks and connections. We are looking for 13 Neighbours Day Aotearoa Connectors to join the team and help us activate NDA across the motu.

What the role could involve?

- Meeting with a community local group and encouraging them to hold an event
- Visiting a local library to drop off posters
- Spreading the Neighbours Day Aotearoa message at your local Marae
- Chatting with people in the street and encouraging them to do something neighbourly
- Stopping by the community garden to let them know about the Neighbours Day theme for 2022

We have a dedicated team that will work alongside you and training is provided. www.neighboursday.org.nz...

30 days ago

Tegel recalls patties due to undeclared allergen

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or … View more
Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume the product.

Here's what you need to know:

- The batch marking on the affected product is 81242, with a AUG 2022 best before date.
- The product is sold across New Zealand at the following supermarkets
Countdown: North and South Island
SuperValue: North Island
FreshChoice: North and South Island
New World: Balclutha
Pak'n Save: Upper North Island
Four Square: Upper North Island

Consumers with any questions are advised to contact Tegel Foods Limited on 0800 24 42 536.

Find more information on this recall by visiting the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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31 days ago

What does the maramataka say about when to sow and grow?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours and gardeners,

Dr Nick Roskruge, a professor of ethnobotany at Massey University’s School of Agriculture & Environment, explains what the maramataka says about kōanga (spring).

31 days ago

Enjoy the good life

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of … View more
Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer.
The feeling of togetherness is the icing on the cake for residents, this is enhanced by a variety of outings, regular transport options and opportunities to join in with activities when you feel like it.
Learn more

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31 days ago

Cross your fingers!

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

I don't know about you, but I'm really hoping Level 2 &1 are just around the corner. I would love to see my art students back for our Term 4 art development courses and hope to see a few new faces here as well. As soon as we are informed as to what is happening, I will let you know … View moreI don't know about you, but I'm really hoping Level 2 &1 are just around the corner. I would love to see my art students back for our Term 4 art development courses and hope to see a few new faces here as well. As soon as we are informed as to what is happening, I will let you know when you can come along and join us to learn how to do that drawing or paint that beautiful painting or create a fantastic sculpture.
In the meantime, you might like to check out our website and take a look at the student's work on our Instagram page - @meganzsva
Stay safe!

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31 days ago

Oxymorons

NumberWorks'nWords Howick & Pakuranga

An oxymoron has the effect of creating an impression, enhancing a concept, and even entertaining the reader. Can you think of another example of an oxymoron?

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