Papatoetoe, Auckland

1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 day ago

Are you struggling to find a rental or buy a home in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is … View more
Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is willing to talk please drop me a message: ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Reporter
stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid-19: Kmart and vape store among new locations of interest linked to new case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the closure of his shop on Wednesday for deep cleaning, followed by his mandatory self-isolation, would be tough for his small business.

Three new community cases of Covid-19 in south Auckland were announced on Tuesday.

The first was a student at Papatoetoe High School, which the Ministry of Health announced earlier in the day. Two other cases – the student’s siblings, who are a teenager and an infant – were confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Kmart in Botany, in east Auckland, and Dark Vapes are among the places of interest visited by one of the cases, with further locations expected to be released on Wednesday.

Kmart Botany

The teenager reported as a new case on Tuesday night works at Kmart Botany.

They were at work on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, between 3.30pm and 10.30pm.

The store was closed on Tuesday night, and a thorough sanitisation of the store was being carried out, a Kmart spokesperson said.

Thirty-one Kmart staff have been identified as close contacts and are self-isolating, the ministry said.

Any members of the public who visited Kmart Botany at the times the student was working is considered a casual plus contact, and must self-isolate at home immediately.

Casual plus contacts are those who would have been considered casual contacts, but have been upgraded due to the risk of the more transmissible strains of the virus.

“If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation time frames and testing requirements,” the ministry said.

Dark Vapes

One of the two high school students announced as new cases on Tuesday also twice visited Dark Vapes in East Tamaki, on Friday and Saturday.

The owner, who did not want to be named, said the store would be closed on Wednesday for deep cleaning, and he would isolate at home for 14-days, as per Ministry of Health advice.

“It's going to be tough for the business.”

He said the store would be able to reopen after cleaning as another staff member was available to help run it.

The owner did not know the identity of the case who visited.

A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said she was not sure which of the cases visited the store.

The visits to the vape store took place on Friday, February 19 between 2.30pm and 4pm, and also Saturday, February 20, between 7pm and 8.30pm.

People who visited the store during these times are considered to be casual-plus contacts.

More locations are expected to be released by the ministry on its website.

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3 days ago

OFF ROAD BIKER ANARCHISTS

Evie from Mangere Bridge

The off road bikers have been around for a couple of years. They are increasing in numbers. Tearing around public roads, over double yellow lines, showing off their antics, riding on pavements, children's sports grounds, golf courses. They have no respect for others - children, the elderly … View moreThe off road bikers have been around for a couple of years. They are increasing in numbers. Tearing around public roads, over double yellow lines, showing off their antics, riding on pavements, children's sports grounds, golf courses. They have no respect for others - children, the elderly .
What can we do? Report them to the Police, 111, 105 or *555 when you see them. Don't leave it to someone else. Report, report, report because they are getting away with their dangerous and selfish behaviour.

19 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Coastal Erosion

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the … View more
Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the impacts this will have on communities the Auckland region.

Sea level rise is notoriously difficult for scientists to follow and this has meant coastal erosion rates have been difficult to predict.

New Zealand's sea levels have risen an average 1.67mm per year since 1989, but the Ministry of Environment says this will accelerate if little action is taken on climate change.

What do you think should be done about it? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community newspaper.

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15 hours ago

What's On: Dance Scottish Lessons Manurewa

Heather from Manurewa

Social group dancing for fun and fitness. Four week Beginners course Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24 Wednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm, $5 per night. All welcome. Call Heather 09 2676375.
Dance Scottish Lessons Manurewa
  • Hillpark School Hall
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5 days ago

Computer problem?

Ashish from Manukau - Wiri

On-site Services for

Computer and Laptop Upgrades
Laptop & LED Screen Repairs
Liquid Damage Repair
Battery Replacement
Computer Virus Removal
Slow Performance… View more
On-site Services for

Computer and Laptop Upgrades
Laptop & LED Screen Repairs
Liquid Damage Repair
Battery Replacement
Computer Virus Removal
Slow Performance
System Crashing
Virus and Malware Cleanup
Keyboard and Trackpad Replacement
Data Recovery Service
PC and Laptop troubleshooting

1 day ago

Updated Factory Outlet Shop Hours

Rainbow Confectionery Factory Outlet Shop

Our Factory Outlet Shop is now open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9am until 5pm, so you can shop for your sweet treats at the weekend :)

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1 day ago

Job Club - starting tomorrow

Karlene Boa from LifeCare Centre

If you're looking for work and would appreciate some support or practical help or just the opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation, come along tomorrow to our free Job Club.
Starting at 10am, 25 Feb at Manukau City Baptist Church, 9 Lambie Drive

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1 day ago

COVID-19 - check before you test

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

With the recent COVID-19 cases in our rohe, if you’ve visited any of the locations of interest during the stated time frames, please call your family doctor or Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice on getting a test.

For a full list of locations of interest, visit the Ministry of Health … View more
With the recent COVID-19 cases in our rohe, if you’ve visited any of the locations of interest during the stated time frames, please call your family doctor or Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice on getting a test.

For a full list of locations of interest, visit the Ministry of Health website: bit.ly...

To find testing locations in Auckland, visit www.arphs.health.nz...

If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, please call your family doctor or Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice.

Remember: wash your hands, scan QR codes with the COVID-19 Tracer app, stay home if you're sick and wear a face covering on public transport. You got this whaanau! #uniteagainstcovid19

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1 day ago

Clear your calendars for RTB21!

The Team from Round the Bays

Hey Neighbours! Round the Bays 2021 is happening THIS SUNDAY and we hope you're excited!

Haven’t entered yet? Don’t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZ’s largest fun run off your bucket list!

Head online to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to … View more
Hey Neighbours! Round the Bays 2021 is happening THIS SUNDAY and we hope you're excited!

Haven’t entered yet? Don’t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZ’s largest fun run off your bucket list!

Head online to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to register and round up the crew for an awesome run/jog/walk along Auckland's beautiful coastline!

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1 day ago

Hi Neighbours!

Habitat for Humanity

Jay here from Habitat for Humanity, we are offering an awesome Home Repair and Renovation service to the public with the profits going to helping local families in housing need.

If you need your bathroom or kitchen upgrading or any other work around your home please get in touch with us.

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Jay here from Habitat for Humanity, we are offering an awesome Home Repair and Renovation service to the public with the profits going to helping local families in housing need.

If you need your bathroom or kitchen upgrading or any other work around your home please get in touch with us.

Habitat for Humanity is a housing charity that has been operating in New Zealand for over 25 years.

Renovating with Habitat is a way for you to invest in upgrading or repairing your own home for social good as all profit goes towards helping local Kiwi families in housing need.”

Jay Davies
Building and Development Manager
Find out more

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1 day ago

Sick of hiding your smile?

Dyverse Dentures

Hi neighbours,

Dyverse Denture clinic that specializes in replacing missing teeth. We also custom make high-impact sports mouth guards.

Dyverse Dentures offer great value and optimum benefits for your money. We are a small and friendly group of dental health providers consisting of one … View more
Hi neighbours,

Dyverse Denture clinic that specializes in replacing missing teeth. We also custom make high-impact sports mouth guards.

Dyverse Dentures offer great value and optimum benefits for your money. We are a small and friendly group of dental health providers consisting of one clinician and two technicians.

Our dedication, expertise and experience make our standard of treatment incomparable. At Dyverse Dentures, we have our own registered laboratory on-site and we can take care of all your denture requirements.

Service: Free Confidential Consultation, Fast turn around, Super Gold Card

Time to smile again
Find out more

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1 day ago

Pitbull Puppy up for adoption🐶

Aeza from Clover Park

Hi there we are giving our lil puppy Hazel away for adoption. She is 10months old and her colour is brindle colour.Her breed is pitbull and is very well trained n very loved also she is very protective to the owners. She is very loyal and also caring.A guard dog she is. We are looking for someone … View moreHi there we are giving our lil puppy Hazel away for adoption. She is 10months old and her colour is brindle colour.Her breed is pitbull and is very well trained n very loved also she is very protective to the owners. She is very loyal and also caring.A guard dog she is. We are looking for someone who will take her of her as daughter. We are looking a good family of will keep her happy.Thanks

2 days ago

It's Alert Level 1 - visitor policy for Middlemore Hospital

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

We’re now back to Alert Level 1 whaanau! Visitor screening is no longer taking place at Middlemore Hospital and our other facilities as this is not required at Alert Level 1. We do ask if you could please use the NZ COVID Tracer app to scan our QR code each time you visit our hospital, Manukau … View moreWe’re now back to Alert Level 1 whaanau! Visitor screening is no longer taking place at Middlemore Hospital and our other facilities as this is not required at Alert Level 1. We do ask if you could please use the NZ COVID Tracer app to scan our QR code each time you visit our hospital, Manukau SuperClinic and other sites. This code will be displayed at the entrances to all our sites. We also ask visitors to use hand gel when entering the hospital, adhere to our visiting policy, and to stay home and call Healthline on 0800 611 116 if you feel unwell. Here's one of our nurses Denyse with more information on our visitor policy. Check out our website for more details: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

Sole and crayfish quenelles

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Sole and crayfish quenelles with Sauce Nantua prepared by our Diploma Level 5 Cookery chefs This is  a complex classic dish with savoury umami flavours and creative presentation by the students.

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