109 days ago

Vandals attack Auckland bar in latest political hit on councillor Paul Young

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Eastern Courier

Hi neighbours,

A bar displaying signs of support for Auckland politician Paul Young has been vandalised.

Are you surprised to see this kind of ‘dirty politics’ in this election?

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4 hours ago

Sharing a message if anyone would like to adopt a cat

Natalie from Botany Downs

There are 3 for adoption that were left by someone at a cattery.

Phone 278 3647 ask for Steve or Lorraine theres a grey one, ginger one and black and white one

17 hours ago

How did the $1.2m supercar race leave Auckland?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The V8 supercars race costs Auckland ratepayers $1.2m and is the city's most-publicly-sponsored major event. So how did it suddenly end up shifting from its Pukekohe home to Waikato's Hampton Downs? Read the story below:

15 hours ago

Noise when cutting the pavers for an independent home DIY paving task - Qiubo (David) Su

Qiubo (David) from Half Moon Bay

Hi Neighbourly,

(update again - I don't have to inform Neighbourly of the noise generated when I independently implement the paving task in my garden, as I do this task during the day, not too early in the morning or at night. this sort of noise likes that from the sky when airplane flying over the roof, like that when the neighbours doing their lawn in their garden, when they use the chainsaws, hammer and nails for their home DIY tasks. for the paving task it actually needs to use the power tool to cut the pavers at the end to nicely fit the paving area, e.g. when I implemented the paving task along the driveway for bike track and footpath, I used the power tool almost at the last day. for this paving task in another section of the grass garden, the cutting power tool will be used almost at the end also. sorry to inform you of this so early, but you don't have to wait for this noise to come.

I get up very early at the morning and go to bed very late at the night, and work through the whole day, so to get all the jobs done quickly. but sometimes when happening to the new issues/tasks haven't encountered to me before and not in my schedule, e.g. the just repaired retaining wall and its storm water drainage system for this section of the grass garden, I need to do a lot of research and preparation in my home office, then start to go to the garden to carry on when I got all the details sorted.

Paving task is a systematic task, not just laying the pavers on the ground, e.g. if not taking the chance to now repair/renew the very aged retaining wall and its storm water drainage system of this section of the grass garden before paving, then the quality of the paving result won't be good, to repair/renew it now, it only takes me about 2 days or so and it can last for another lifecycle 20+ years, if when this very aged retaining wall eventually fails in a couple of years later after this section of grass garden being converted to paving area, then it will cost a lot more of time and money to repair/renew it.

I'm the sole owner of this property, this is my own property, I know what I should do for the best interests of myself.

Sorry for informing you of this another paving task so early, but you don't have to wait for the noise to come)

(update - at the early 2020, I finished the paving task for the bike track & footpath along one side of the concrete driveway, then I carried on transferring another section of grass garden to paving area and this task will be carried on for some more days. during this process, whenever discovering new issues in my garden area, I will address it and fix it, e.g. I just repaired the very aged retaining wall of this section of grass garden with brand new retaining wall timber, and fixed the issue of the storm water drainage system for this retaining wall. I did all these tasks by myself alone independently (except of asking some gardeners in Newspaper some questions over the phone). when using the power tools at some stage in the process, there is loud noise, and I have already addressed this issue in below paragraph. as said around Xmas & New Year period is the best time to do this kind of home DIY tasks. sorry if the noise makes you uncomfortable)

This Xmas & New Year period, I have been independently working on the paving task to convert part of the grass garden area to paving area (I actually started the task in my garden from 28 Dec 2019, while spending a few days before this date to purchase, prepare the foundation materials). The foundation is strong, so it needs to take a lot of time to prepare the foundation to dig out the dirt/clay with the mattock, hoe, shovel, to clean the foundation, to screen out the stone, gravel from the dig out dirt/clay for reusing.

2016 Xmas & 2017 New Year, I alone transferred a few m2 grass garden area to paving area, and repaired a small section of the existing paving area. The condition of these paving areas is still very good.
Xmas & New Year is the best time to do this kind of home DIY tasks, as a lot of people either go away for holiday, or some of them staying at home might do the similar home DIY tasks.

As I have already had some experience (and the required tools also) on paving task, so this new independent paving task from scratch should be less difficult for me. But it will take a lot more time, as the area is a lot larger than previous one.

When cutting the pavers to fit the paving areas, it will be very noisy, as loud as mowing the lawn, operating the drill or the chainsaw. Sorry if you're uncomfortable for the noise.

BTW have a great Xmas & New Year.

Best regards,
Qiubo (David) Su