Otara, Auckland

18 days ago

Shop now at New World Ormiston!

New World

Discover everything you know and love about New World at your new local Ormiston supermarket.

Open 7 days, 7am – 10pm.

Located within the new Ormiston Town Centre, 240 Ormiston Road.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
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19 days ago

RTB finishers get 30% at Under Amour!

The Team from Round the Bays

Woohooo we did it team, Round the Backyard is done and dusted! As a reward for all the hard effort you put in, our friends at Under Armour are offering 30% to everyone who completed our virtual fun-run!

Simply show your official Round the Backyard finishers badge before 4 April 2021 at Under Amour… View more
Woohooo we did it team, Round the Backyard is done and dusted! As a reward for all the hard effort you put in, our friends at Under Armour are offering 30% to everyone who completed our virtual fun-run!

Simply show your official Round the Backyard finishers badge before 4 April 2021 at Under Amour Silvia Park or Newmarket and you’ll get 30% off your purchase.

*T&Cs apply, see instore for details

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19 days ago

Artisan breads: Bread dough to Ciabatta

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Perfect your kneading and bread-making techniques with the support of our chef in this one day weekend course. Making your own bread from scratch is a wonderful skill to have, and you'll gain recipes and techniques you can use again and again.

At the end of the day you will come away with a … View more
Perfect your kneading and bread-making techniques with the support of our chef in this one day weekend course. Making your own bread from scratch is a wonderful skill to have, and you'll gain recipes and techniques you can use again and again.

At the end of the day you will come away with a large amount of fresh delicious bread to take home and enjoy sharing.

You'll learn about working with different types of yeast, recognise and understand the important stages in bread making, and specialist techniques such as working with a starter and different loaf shapes.

RECIPES INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE:
- Basic bread dough
- Plaited white bread
- Sourdough
- Ciabatta
- Farmers Bread

21 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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19 days ago

Open Now

Ormiston Town Centre

There is something special about a place that's made just for you. A place like Ormiston Town Centre.

Designed for community and convenience, relaxing and getting stuff done, entertainment and easy living.

We are now open and we want to celebrate with you.

Join us for:
• Acitvities… View more
There is something special about a place that's made just for you. A place like Ormiston Town Centre.

Designed for community and convenience, relaxing and getting stuff done, entertainment and easy living.

We are now open and we want to celebrate with you.

Join us for:
• Acitvities
• Games
• Live Music
• Giveaways
• Performing Arts
• Store Offers

Check out our website www.ormistontown.co.nz and sign up to our Local Loop newsletter to stay up to date with all of the latest info.
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22 days ago

New lanes and lower speed on State Highway 20

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Commuters to Auckland airport will have to slow down next month when a reduced speed limit rolls out on state highway 20.

New priority lanes for buses and cars carrying three or more people will also be added.

The 100km/h speed limit will drop to 60km/h from the Manukau Memorial Gardens to 300 … View more
Commuters to Auckland airport will have to slow down next month when a reduced speed limit rolls out on state highway 20.

New priority lanes for buses and cars carrying three or more people will also be added.

The 100km/h speed limit will drop to 60km/h from the Manukau Memorial Gardens to 300 metres west of Orrs Road.

The new bus lanes between Pukaki Creek Bridge and the state highway 20 interchange will support electric buses running between the airport, Puhinui rail and bus interchange and Manukau.

Cars with three or more occupants can use the bus/ T3 priority lanes to ease congestion.

Go to www.nzta.govt.nz... and

www.nzta.govt.nz...20connect/

for more information.

What do you think about the planned speed reduction?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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20 days ago

Easter Colouring Competition

Rainbow Confectionery Factory Outlet Shop

We're having some fun this Easter, so pick up an entry form at the Factory Outlet Shop, 25 Great Road, Otahuhu :)

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20 days ago

Sick of hiding your smile?

Dyverse dentures

We at Dyverse dentures are New Zealand trained dental technicians, who offer free confidential consultations and work closely with you to achieve your desired look.

On-going professional development is important to us as a team. We regularly attend courses to ensure we can provide the latest … View more
We at Dyverse dentures are New Zealand trained dental technicians, who offer free confidential consultations and work closely with you to achieve your desired look.

On-going professional development is important to us as a team. We regularly attend courses to ensure we can provide the latest techniques and products to our customers.

Our onsite clinic and laboratory allow us to fabricate most dentures within a week.

The materials used in the fabrication of our dentures are sourced from respectable New Zealand dental supply companies.

To know more about us click here or visit us at 12 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022.
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20 days ago

ReStore charity shops in Otara and Pukekohe

Habitat for Humanity

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore charity shops in Otara and Pukekohe needs your help! If you’re looking for a deal or would like to make a donation of pre-loved furniture, clothing or home appliances; come visit us today at 8 Ormiston Road, Otara or 134-138 King Street Pukekohe.
 
To be in the… View more
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore charity shops in Otara and Pukekohe needs your help! If you’re looking for a deal or would like to make a donation of pre-loved furniture, clothing or home appliances; come visit us today at 8 Ormiston Road, Otara or 134-138 King Street Pukekohe.
 
To be in the chance to win a $100 voucher to spend at the ReStore; check out our competition on Facebook for Otara here and Pukekohe here.
 
Our mission at Habitat is to provide local Kiwi families with strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. You can make a difference today as every donation and sale at the ReStore charity shop goes towards supporting local Kiwi families in housing need.
 
Donna Young
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Otara – Manager

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20 days ago

Wanted Rabbit hutch

Sarah from Papatoetoe

Hi there neighbors I was wondering if anyone out there has a rabbit hutch they no longer need am willing to pay if affordable as the hutch we have is too small now for our little baby cuddles, would prefer if had mesh on the bottom for extra protection.
Please let me know asap if any hutches out … View more
Hi there neighbors I was wondering if anyone out there has a rabbit hutch they no longer need am willing to pay if affordable as the hutch we have is too small now for our little baby cuddles, would prefer if had mesh on the bottom for extra protection.
Please let me know asap if any hutches out there thanks neighbors 🙂

21 days ago

Honeycomb Blinds From Venluree

Managing Director from Venluree

Suitable for any type of room and window shape, Honeycomb Blinds are very versatile, they have a stylish look and have excellent energy efficiency.

Honeycomb Blinds are the ideal choice for your home as they are light, efficient and they give your room a great look. With Blockout and Translucent … View more
Suitable for any type of room and window shape, Honeycomb Blinds are very versatile, they have a stylish look and have excellent energy efficiency.

Honeycomb Blinds are the ideal choice for your home as they are light, efficient and they give your room a great look. With Blockout and Translucent fabrics available made from 100% polyester it makes them very easy to clean.

With a number of control options available, giving you the ability to control light to the top or bottom of any window with standard pull cords or child safe without cords. Custom made, to fit any window shape in your home.

For blinds, curtains, shutters and awning enquiries please call our friendly team on 0800 501 841 or email sales@venluree.co.nz

38 days ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Friends and family still have no answers a year on

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.

Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

21 days ago

Have you planted anything to screen out neighbours?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We all need and value privacy in our homes and gardens, and fast-growing, non-invasive clumping bamboo is proving to be a popular option. What have you got in your garden for that purpose?

21 days ago

Homework Hacks

NumberWorks'nWords Manukau

Homework can often be difficult but creating a good routine and healthy study habits can make the process more effective and efficient.

Have you or your child implemented the following?
- create a distraction free environment
- schedule homework time
- give praise and rewards
- connect with … View more
Homework can often be difficult but creating a good routine and healthy study habits can make the process more effective and efficient.

Have you or your child implemented the following?
- create a distraction free environment
- schedule homework time
- give praise and rewards
- connect with teachers
- get additional support if needed

Follow the link to find out more:

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21 days ago

Do you live near an abandoned or derelict property?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

New Zealand is in a housing crisis. Around the country, the demand for property continues to outstrip supply, driving record median prices even higher. In Auckland - where an average house price of over $1m has seen it ranked the fourth least-affordable city in the world - some properties sit empty… View moreNew Zealand is in a housing crisis. Around the country, the demand for property continues to outstrip supply, driving record median prices even higher. In Auckland - where an average house price of over $1m has seen it ranked the fourth least-affordable city in the world - some properties sit empty and unmaintained.

Last week I reported on some of Auckland's mysterious million dollar dumps, and I'm sure there are plenty more out there. If you live near an empty, derelict property and are curious about it, I'd love to hear from you - flick me an email at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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