Paremoremo, Auckland

45 days ago

Lockdown extended - help a small business

David Downs from SOS Business

Urgh - another week of lockdown. Another week of no coffee, missing takeaways, and shaggy hair. Please consider helping a small business by buying a voucher for that thing you miss the most - they get the cash now, when they need it, and you can look forward to using your voucher when we can. … View moreUrgh - another week of lockdown. Another week of no coffee, missing takeaways, and shaggy hair. Please consider helping a small business by buying a voucher for that thing you miss the most - they get the cash now, when they need it, and you can look forward to using your voucher when we can. Win/win.

41 days ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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41 days ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Albany

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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44 days ago

Poll: What should the new Mr Whippy-style vaccination buses be called?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Mobile vaccination buses will be rolled out in Auckland from Thursday, in the style of Mr Whippy ice cream vans.

A similar initiative was launched in Australia at the start of the month, and buses became known as “Jabba the Bus”.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has challenged the public to… View more
Mobile vaccination buses will be rolled out in Auckland from Thursday, in the style of Mr Whippy ice cream vans.

A similar initiative was launched in Australia at the start of the month, and buses became known as “Jabba the Bus”.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has challenged the public to come up with a better name, but has ruled out “Busey McBusface”.

What do you think the vaccination buses should be called?

Here are some ideas readers have emailed in to Stuff, but feel free to comment your own!

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What should the new Mr Whippy-style vaccination buses be called?
  • 42.5% The Jabba Waka
    42.5% Complete
  • 19.3% Vax to the Future
    19.3% Complete
  • 16.5% Mr Pricky
    16.5% Complete
  • 5.8% The Vaccination Tour
    5.8% Complete
  • 4.7% Double Jab Ute
    4.7% Complete
  • 11.2% Other (please comment)
    11.2% Complete
553 votes
44 days ago

Auckland's south and west need more than just Covid jabs

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora Neighbours, Two big lockdowns and the GFC before them will leave more scars on Auckland's most vulnerable communities. Is it time for more than a crisis response? Read the article below:

44 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'See more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!
See more

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44 days ago

Recipe: Salmon in filo pastry

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Salmon in Filo Pastry with Lemon Beurre Blanc prepared by our Advanced student, Timmika from home.
This is a versatile recipe that can be made with different types of fish and wraps the fish in a parcel of filo pastry.
Recipe out now.

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51 days ago

Poll: Has your local Covid-19 testing centre been busy or empty lately?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

What’s your local Covid-19 testing centre, and has it been busy or empty lately?

Please vote and comment!

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Has your local Covid-19 testing centre been busy or empty lately?
  • 30.9% Busy
    30.9% Complete
  • 69.1% Empty
    69.1% Complete
275 votes
45 days ago

We can’t wait till Auckland moves back to Level 2!

Hilton Brown Swimming

All our Auckland facilities will reopen under Level 2 Delta guidelines when we move back into Level 2.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for … View more
All our Auckland facilities will reopen under Level 2 Delta guidelines when we move back into Level 2.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson. We have locations in both Newmarket and One Tree Hill.

The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
Find out more

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48 days ago

Recipe: Sweet n sour pork

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Sweet and sour pork is a Chinese inspired dish made with juicy pieces of pork tenderloin, bell peppers, onion and pineapple.
This dish is particularly popular in westernised Cantonese cuisine and may be found all over the world. Here is a photo of Sweet and sour pork prepared by our Advanced … View more
Sweet and sour pork is a Chinese inspired dish made with juicy pieces of pork tenderloin, bell peppers, onion and pineapple.
This dish is particularly popular in westernised Cantonese cuisine and may be found all over the world. Here is a photo of Sweet and sour pork prepared by our Advanced cookery student Reesha from home during Lockdown 2021.
Find recipe on our blog, link below.

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48 days ago

Get your financial life in order with MoneyIQ

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours, is it time to get your finances in order? If lockdown has focused your mind on the state of your bank account, we’re here to help.

Stuff has launched MoneyIQ, an eight-week email course that will give you all the basics you need to get your money sorted and start working towards … View more
Hey neighbours, is it time to get your finances in order? If lockdown has focused your mind on the state of your bank account, we’re here to help.

Stuff has launched MoneyIQ, an eight-week email course that will give you all the basics you need to get your money sorted and start working towards a brighter, richer future. You can sign up for free here.

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48 days ago

December delights

The Team from Resene ColorShop Albany

From pine cones to tree-shaped centrepieces, have fun creating your own Christmas decor with Resene’s festive, on-trend colour combinations. Combine your favourite Resene testpot colours to match your Christmas style. Find out how to create your own.

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51 days ago

Government announces 7.3 billion investment in Auckland transport

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Transport projects in Auckland have been given a $7.3 billion boost to be distributed over the next three years.

Major projects like the City Rail Link, Light Rail, Eastern Busway will be supported by the funds, as well highway upgrades and new walking and cycling connections.

It is part of a… View more
Transport projects in Auckland have been given a $7.3 billion boost to be distributed over the next three years.

Major projects like the City Rail Link, Light Rail, Eastern Busway will be supported by the funds, as well highway upgrades and new walking and cycling connections.

It is part of a $24.3 billion transport package announced by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on Tuesday.

Waka Kotahi spokesperson Steve Mutton said the funding will support growth with more accessible, sustainable travel options.

“Auckland is a world class city and it needs a world-class transport system that is safe and efficient to keep everyone moving as New Zealand’s largest city continues to grow,” he said.

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