Paremoremo, Auckland

4 hours ago

How great is Your Place? Take our survey!

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.
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Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.

We'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

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10 hours ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing … View more
The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 21.9% Rates
    21.9% Complete
  • 16.8% Housing
    16.8% Complete
  • 11.1% Roads
    11.1% Complete
  • 16.2% Public transport
    16.2% Complete
  • 3.6% Water
    3.6% Complete
  • 5.4% Waste
    5.4% Complete
  • 10.2% Climate + environment
    10.2% Complete
  • 9.3% Infrastructure
    9.3% Complete
  • 5.7% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    5.7% Complete
334 votes
3 hours ago

Today’s menu - Shurpa recipe

Olga from Albany

Shurpa (also spelled shourpa, shorwa, shorpo, сhorba, shorba, shorpa, shorpo, sorpa) is a rich and thick soup that will help you enhance your physical power and regain strength if you have lost it, ranks among the foremost first-course dishes of the Uzbek cuisine.

To cook shurpa you will need:
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Shurpa (also spelled shourpa, shorwa, shorpo, сhorba, shorba, shorpa, shorpo, sorpa) is a rich and thick soup that will help you enhance your physical power and regain strength if you have lost it, ranks among the foremost first-course dishes of the Uzbek cuisine.

To cook shurpa you will need:
* 0.5 kg of mutton (ribs or fillet) or beef;
* 300 g of onion;
* 200 g of carrot;
* 200 g of capsicum;
* 200 g of tomatoes;
* 200 g of potatoes;
* spices (salt, zira, black pepper and others);
* herbs (dill, parsley, coriander or any other you like or are accustomed to);
* about 2 l of water; shurpa must not be too thin, it is a thick soup.

The ingredients listed above can be found in almost all shurpa recipes, and the only thing that makes all the types of this dish differ from each other is the way it is cooked.
Put large pieces of meat and bones into cold water and boil them for 1.5-2 hours. As the water starts to boil, turn down the fire.
Then take the meat and bones out and separate the meat from the bones. Cut the meat into small even pieces and put them back into the broth.
Now add vegetables cut into large pieces and boil the soup on small fire so that the vegetables can gradually become soft and give the soup all their taste.
Pickle tomatoes may prevent the potatoes from boiling up properly, which is why the tomatoes should be added at the end of the cooking process, together with herbs and spices.
After being finished, the shurpa can be portioned out in traditional bowls (kosa), with a handful of fresh herbs put in each bowl.
Shurpa can also be served separately, that is, broth in large bowls and meat and vegetables in a dish.
Today and tomorrow you can try Shurpa in our bakery.

4 hours ago

IPhone 5s

Kylie from Paremoremo

Brand new

Brand new battery brand new wall charger Brand new phone cases and headphones

Has been factory reset and isn’t ICloud locked or Apple ID locked

Comes with everything even apple cable

Buyer must pick up in Albany

Price: $300

7 hours ago

Will you be affected by these motorway closures?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18) and the Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless … View more
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18) and the Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise stated. Please follow the signposted detours. Click here to see a detailed list of affected areas.

Safe travels neighbours!

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13 hours ago

Vegetable Zucchini Spread Recipe

Olga Barbina from Gastronomy Marusya

Ingredients
* 2 medium Zucchini
* 2 Red Bell Peppers
* 3 large Tomatoes
* 1 Yellow onion
* 2 large Carrots
* 1/2 cup Ketchup
* Black Pepper to taste
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Ingredients
* 2 medium Zucchini
* 2 Red Bell Peppers
* 3 large Tomatoes
* 1 Yellow onion
* 2 large Carrots
* 1/2 cup Ketchup
* Black Pepper to taste
* Salt to taste
* Olive or Avocado Oil

🍆Prepare all vegetables. They should be diced into roughly one inch cubes.
🥬Preheat dish with a little bit of oil. Add in onion and carrots to the dish, cook them until they soften.
🥒Add in bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and ketchup. Season with salt and pepper.
🍅Cook the veggies on low heat for roughly 60 minutes. Make sure to stir the mixture every few minutes.
🍽 The spread is best served cold. You can store the spread in a fridge for several weeks.

Also you can find amazing Vegetable Zucchini Spread in Russian style in our store. We are waiting for your every day.

14 hours ago

7 Benefits of Honey

Olga from Albany

Although we have more advanced methods of embalming bodies, we still use honey today as a sweetener as well as an ingredient in beauty products, candles, and fragrances. But, most important, we use it as natural source of nutrition.
According to the USDA, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 … View more
Although we have more advanced methods of embalming bodies, we still use honey today as a sweetener as well as an ingredient in beauty products, candles, and fragrances. But, most important, we use it as natural source of nutrition.
According to the USDA, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories, 0.06 grams of protein, 17.25 grams of sugar, 17.3 grams of carbohydrates, one milligram of calcium, and 0.09 milligrams of iron.
Looking at honey’s nutritional content—it contains almost no protein, vitamins, or nutrients—might have you wondering how it would benefit anyone. But it’s what honey does have that will make you want to keep it in stock.

1. Honey is filled with antioxidants.
One the most of important benefits of honey lies in its antioxidants. They include phenols and flavonoids, which can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in your body while protecting you against stroke, heart disease, and cancer. Buckwheat honey has specifically been shown to increase the capacity of serum antioxidants in humans by 7 percent.
How to use: You’d have to consume at least one teaspoon of honey a day to get an adequate source of antioxidants, but don’t forget that honey is considered an “added sugar.” The American Heart Association recommends limiting “added sugar” to six teaspoons or less each day, which equals about one-and-a-half tablespoons of honey per day.

2. Honey’s healthy for your heart.
We’ve already mentioned that honey is antioxidant-rich, which can protect you from heart disease, but it also can also improve your cholesterol levels. Honey caused a 5.8 percent reduction in LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and a 3.3 percent increase in HDL (“good”) cholesterol in patients when compared to sugar.

3. It can help heal burns, wounds, and other skin conditions.
In addition to being rich in antioxidants, honey also has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities that accelerate wound and burn healing by providing a moist environment and increasing the flow of nutrients to the affected site. Honey’s also effective at killing pathogens. Honey from the manuka plant specifically has enhanced antimicrobial and wound healing properties.
Honey can also be used to treat and prevent acne, dandruff, and itchy skin.
How to use: Apply a thick layer of medicinal or raw honey on the affected area and wrap with appropriate dressing if necessary. If your wound is severe, consult your doctor before applying the honey. Look for natural creams, lotions, and shampoos that contain honey to curb dandruff and itchy skin, and to treat acne, add a couple of teaspoons of honey to your favorite homemade face mask or scrub.

4. Honey can curb your cough.
There’s a reason why honey is often a main ingredient in cough drops and syrups. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, honey has been medically proven to reduce cough frequency and improve quality of sleep in children with the common cold. Studies also show that honey can be just as (if not more than) effective than over-the-counter cough medicines.
How to use: Consume one teaspoon of honey every few hours to curb your cough. You can also mix it into a warm beverage, preferably fresh ginger tea, which is also good at curbing coughs and soothing sore throats.

5. It can boost athletic performance.
Multiple studies conducted at the University of Memphis Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory found that honey allowed 39 weight-trained athletes to sustain their blood sugar levels for over two hours following exercise. Honey also significantly increased the power and speed of nine competitive cyclists when compared to glucose and placebos.
How to use: Try this homemade electrolyte drink made with honey, citrus juice, water, and salt during tough workout sessions.

6. Honey can ease digestive problems.
According to research published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, the antioxidants in honey may prevent free radicals from damaging the cells that line the digestive tract, which can cause acid reflux. Honey may also be able to reduce inflammation in the esophagus and provide a coating for its mucous membrane.
Many cultures also swear by honey as a cure for diarrhea.
How to use: To calm heartburn caused by acid reflux, eat one teaspoon of honey or mix it into a glass of warm water. Four tablespoons of honey should be mixed into a cup of hot water to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in adults, according to ReadersDigest.com. Honey, however, should not be given to children under the age of 1.

7. It’s healthier for diabetics than sugar—sort of.
Studies show that honey can improve heart disease risk factors in diabetics and it doesn’t raise your blood sugar as quickly as refined sugar can. The bad news is that it’s still not considered to be “diabetic friendly” because of its carb content, so it should be consumed with caution.
How to use: If you have diabetes, it’s important to consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

Copyright from universityhealthnews.com...

In our store you will find several types of 100% pure raw New Zealand honey. We are waiting for you every day.

14 hours ago

7 Benefits of Honey

Olga from Albany

Although we have more advanced methods of embalming bodies, we still use honey today as a sweetener as well as an ingredient in beauty products, candles, and fragrances. But, most important, we use it as natural source of nutrition.
According to the USDA, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 … View more
Although we have more advanced methods of embalming bodies, we still use honey today as a sweetener as well as an ingredient in beauty products, candles, and fragrances. But, most important, we use it as natural source of nutrition.
According to the USDA, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories, 0.06 grams of protein, 17.25 grams of sugar, 17.3 grams of carbohydrates, one milligram of calcium, and 0.09 milligrams of iron.
Looking at honey’s nutritional content—it contains almost no protein, vitamins, or nutrients—might have you wondering how it would benefit anyone. But it’s what honey does have that will make you want to keep it in stock.

1. Honey is filled with antioxidants.
One the most of important benefits of honey lies in its antioxidants. They include phenols and flavonoids, which can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in your body while protecting you against stroke, heart disease, and cancer. Buckwheat honey has specifically been shown to increase the capacity of serum antioxidants in humans by 7 percent.
How to use: You’d have to consume at least one teaspoon of honey a day to get an adequate source of antioxidants, but don’t forget that honey is considered an “added sugar.” The American Heart Association recommends limiting “added sugar” to six teaspoons or less each day, which equals about one-and-a-half tablespoons of honey per day.

2. Honey’s healthy for your heart.
We’ve already mentioned that honey is antioxidant-rich, which can protect you from heart disease, but it also can also improve your cholesterol levels. Honey caused a 5.8 percent reduction in LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and a 3.3 percent increase in HDL (“good”) cholesterol in patients when compared to sugar.

3. It can help heal burns, wounds, and other skin conditions.
In addition to being rich in antioxidants, honey also has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities that accelerate wound and burn healing by providing a moist environment and increasing the flow of nutrients to the affected site. Honey’s also effective at killing pathogens. Honey from the manuka plant specifically has enhanced antimicrobial and wound healing properties.
Honey can also be used to treat and prevent acne, dandruff, and itchy skin.
How to use: Apply a thick layer of medicinal or raw honey on the affected area and wrap with appropriate dressing if necessary. If your wound is severe, consult your doctor before applying the honey. Look for natural creams, lotions, and shampoos that contain honey to curb dandruff and itchy skin, and to treat acne, add a couple of teaspoons of honey to your favorite homemade face mask or scrub.

4. Honey can curb your cough.
There’s a reason why honey is often a main ingredient in cough drops and syrups. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, honey has been medically proven to reduce cough frequency and improve quality of sleep in children with the common cold. Studies also show that honey can be just as (if not more than) effective than over-the-counter cough medicines.
How to use: Consume one teaspoon of honey every few hours to curb your cough. You can also mix it into a warm beverage, preferably fresh ginger tea, which is also good at curbing coughs and soothing sore throats.

5. It can boost athletic performance.
Multiple studies conducted at the University of Memphis Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory found that honey allowed 39 weight-trained athletes to sustain their blood sugar levels for over two hours following exercise. Honey also significantly increased the power and speed of nine competitive cyclists when compared to glucose and placebos.
How to use: Try this homemade electrolyte drink made with honey, citrus juice, water, and salt during tough workout sessions.

6. Honey can ease digestive problems.
According to research published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, the antioxidants in honey may prevent free radicals from damaging the cells that line the digestive tract, which can cause acid reflux. Honey may also be able to reduce inflammation in the esophagus and provide a coating for its mucous membrane.
Many cultures also swear by honey as a cure for diarrhea.
How to use: To calm heartburn caused by acid reflux, eat one teaspoon of honey or mix it into a glass of warm water. Four tablespoons of honey should be mixed into a cup of hot water to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in adults, according to ReadersDigest.com. Honey, however, should not be given to children under the age of 1.

7. It’s healthier for diabetics than sugar—sort of.
Studies show that honey can improve heart disease risk factors in diabetics and it doesn’t raise your blood sugar as quickly as refined sugar can. The bad news is that it’s still not considered to be “diabetic friendly” because of its carb content, so it should be consumed with caution.
How to use: If you have diabetes, it’s important to consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

Copyright from universityhealthnews.com...

In our store you will find several types of 100% pure raw New Zealand honey. We are waiting for you every day.

15 hours ago

Treat yourself by treating Dad - Win*

Reporter Sunday Star Times

Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year … View more
Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year subscription and you’ll go in the draw to WIN* a brand new 65” Sony Bravia OLED TV, worth $7,499.

Ts&Cs apply.
Buy now

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15 hours ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time … View more
Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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21 hours ago

Carpet

Adel from Schnapper Rock

Brand new carpet 2mx 4m

Price: $250

22 hours ago

Persian Rug

Adel from Schnapper Rock

Brand new hand made nice & beautiful silk Persian rug made in Tabriz Iran 50 knots, 1.5 m x 2 m
Khatibi design

Price: $5,000

1 day ago

What's On: Bee Keeping Workshop

Adrian from Albany Heights

An interactive presentation by an expert Apiarist. This fun and informative workshop is packed with information about these amazing critters and what to plant to grow a bee friendly garden.
Bee Keeping Workshop
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens
1 day ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member … View more
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
Talk to us

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1 day ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine … View more
Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
Vote here

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