28 days ago

Discover a new wine at New World

New World Devonport & Remuera

"Kia ora - John Orr from New World Devonport here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?

My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is Chalk Hill’s Grenache Tempranillo 2018. As a fan of Rhone Valley Grenache blends, I really enjoyed this Australian variation because it has the full flavour of dark berry fruits with a nice subtle spiciness making it a real pleasure to drink.” And Vaki Plakic from New World Remuera’s pick is Stoneleigh’s Rapaura Chardonnay. “I’m usually a Hawkes Bay Chardonnay fan, but this year I discovered the Rapaura Chardonnay from Marlborough, which is rich in fruit flavour and well balanced. Plus, it’s this year’s Award’s Champion Chardonnay, so you can’t go wrong with this wine!”

Come into your local New World and explore the Top 50 Gold-medal winning wines – we have winners for every budget. Plus join us for complimentary wine sampling and try before you buy.
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5 days ago

Swimming warnings at Auckland beaches

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Auckland Council has alerted beach-goers to 39 city spots that have a "high risk" of illness from swimming.

The warnings come after yesterday's deluge of rain that overloaded parts of the storm and wastewater networks. A black alert indicating a very high risk of illness from swimming was issued for Castor Bay just after 3pm yesterday.

It's recommended that people do not enter the water while the warnings are in place.
Check here to see where's safe to swim.
Source: NZ Herald

1 hour ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?


Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is paint of product new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Apply now!

6 hours ago

Would you pay $320k for a 42 m2 LEAKY apartment in West Auckland?

Maxim from Papatoetoe

The Ray White agent is asking $49k + estimated $270k share of the rebuild. It is just a one-bedroom unit (1C/30 Westward Ho, Glen Eden).

Since it is a leaky building then you'd have to stump up with a lot of cash. Don't people have better investment ideas for that much cash?

The ground-floor apartment is part of a large Glen Eden complex with a gym and has plans for a refurbished swimming pool (another "no-no" for an investor!)

The current build cost estimates were made by a quantity surveyor - a professional, whose job is to figure out construction costs. I hope it is a different QS, not the one that estimated the original costs of the SkyCity Convention Center :)

While the apartments currently have tenants, they may be forced to vacate during the rebuild (very likely!), meaning potential buyers could endure a period without rental income (roughly extra $20k per year of lost rental income).

That unit wasn't the only one for sale in the complex. Barfoot & Thompson were selling apartment 19E for $65,000 and apartment 7D for $81,000. Last November, the agency also sold 5E for $75,000.

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