Oratia, Auckland

8 hours ago

Can you help identify the symbols on this neckerchief?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, a tattered neckerchief discovered inside a 153-year-old shipwreck on Muriwai beach has been restored by heritage specialists. It was found the neckerchief was made of pure silk and featured detailed images which appeared to relate to the Freemasons organisation. The Daring … View moreKia ora neighbours, a tattered neckerchief discovered inside a 153-year-old shipwreck on Muriwai beach has been restored by heritage specialists. It was found the neckerchief was made of pure silk and featured detailed images which appeared to relate to the Freemasons organisation. The Daring rescue group are now calling for anyone who may know the background of the images and what they mean. Images can be found within the story.

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2 days ago

Poll: Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

A leading coronavirus expert is urging the Government to make scanning mandatory at such potential "super-spreader" venues as bars and nightclubs.

The pleas follow figures revealing daily use of the Covid Tracer app has plummeted to a fifth of its peak.

Last … View more
Hi Auckland neighbours,

A leading coronavirus expert is urging the Government to make scanning mandatory at such potential "super-spreader" venues as bars and nightclubs.

The pleas follow figures revealing daily use of the Covid Tracer app has plummeted to a fifth of its peak.

Last Monday, a total of 515,759 scans were recorded nationwide, down from the high of 2.5 million on September 4.

Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker said the next six months would be a “very dangerous” time for the country with a high risk of an outbreak while waiting for the vaccine roll-out in April.

Read more here:

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Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?
  • 86.3% Yes
    86.3% Complete
  • 10.9% No
    10.9% Complete
  • 2.8% Undecided- it's too complex
    2.8% Complete
820 votes
1 day ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED … View more
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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2 hours ago

Dessert of the day - Swiss Meringue drops

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Swiss Meringue drops made with Italian meringue two ways - Classic & Beetroot infused presented on a shortbread crust with tempered chocolate drizzling down each meringue, delicioussssss!

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3 hours ago

Myrtle rust finds its way into the Waitākere Ranges

The Team from Auckland Council

The fungal disease Myrtle Rust has been discovered for the first time within the boundaries of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, infecting one of New Zealand’s most highly susceptible native myrtles, Lophomyrtus bullata, commonly known as ramarama.

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2 days ago

Poll: What do you think of the new Piha lifeguard tower?

Danielle Clent Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours! A new lifeguard tower is due to be installed at Piha Beach this winter in preparation for next summer.
We want to know what you think of it for a news story. Do you think it goes with the environment? Why/Why not?
Please let us know your thoughts in the comments - or feel free to … View more
Hi neighbours! A new lifeguard tower is due to be installed at Piha Beach this winter in preparation for next summer.
We want to know what you think of it for a news story. Do you think it goes with the environment? Why/Why not?
Please let us know your thoughts in the comments - or feel free to email danielle.clent@stuff.co.nz if you would like to discuss it further.
*Please put NFP if you do not wish to have your comments used in print.

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What do you think of the new Piha lifeguard tower?
  • 60% I like it - I will tell you why in the comments
    60% Complete
  • 40% I don't like it - I will tell you why in the comments
    40% Complete
5 votes
1 day ago

Protect and learn about Auckland's environment this summer

The Team from Auckland Council

Every season provides unique opportunities to treasure and restore Aucklands natural environment, and summer is no exception.

Get stuck in and support our environment with weeding, bird monitoring and trapping.

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6 hours ago

Staycation Scavenger Hunt!

Service Centre Coordinator from Red Cross Auckland

Are you looking for a fun, family activity this summer?

Gather your whanau and head to Devonport for the Staycation Scavenger Hunt!

Up until 31 March, New Zealand Red Cross are running a shop-window scavenger hunt on Victoria Road, Devonport for families to enjoy!

The scavenger hunt is based on… View more
Are you looking for a fun, family activity this summer?

Gather your whanau and head to Devonport for the Staycation Scavenger Hunt!

Up until 31 March, New Zealand Red Cross are running a shop-window scavenger hunt on Victoria Road, Devonport for families to enjoy!

The scavenger hunt is based on the not-so-true story of Kanoa the clumsy Kākāpō, who has lost 10 holiday items in 10 different shop windows. Kanoa needs your help to find her missing items so she can enjoy her kiwi summer staycation to Devonport! Find all 10 and you can enter the prize draw to win some amazing prizes too!

Purchase your scavenger hunt map for $4 from Devonport library or from the New Zealand Red Cross website - 100% of the proceeds of the shop-window scavenger Hunt will go to New Zealand Red Cross!

A perfect activity for the school holidays or a sunny Saturday afternoon!

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6 hours ago

International Women's Day #ChooseToChallenge

Anne Degia-Pala from NixCrew Trust Incorporated

We are getting together on Sunday March 7th at 2.30 p.m. at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, to network, celebrate women in a safe space. This is a women's only event. Resilient speakers, presentations, food. Come along and win! Contact ethlinks@xtra.co.nz

2 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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1 day ago

Garden help needed - weeding

Hetal from Glen Eden

Hello neighbors,
I need one off help to remove weeds from garden because I couldn't look after it for a month when I was away. Can you recommend someone local who can do it for me.
Thank you.
Hetal.

1 day ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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2 days ago

Cat cages

Sheree from Glendene

Hey Does anyone in Glendene have 2 cat cages just for overnight till tomorrow

3 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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1 day ago

Learning

NumberWorks'nWords New Lynn

How true! Let us help your child learn. Book a free assessment.

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1 day ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Massey

Kowhai from Birkdale

FREE - This course offers an introduction to composting basics – bokashi, worm farming and cold composting. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-massey-2/
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