28 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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9 days ago

Lower-cost plan to hook water tanks to mains supply

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, More than 4,000 households on rain tank water supply will be given a lower-cost option to top up from the mains. The price is not yet known, but will be cheaper than a $7k full connection. Good idea? Read the story below:

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2 hours ago

A Dance Fit party before our weekend starts

Silene from Mt Albert - Strong (HIIT & fighting skills) & Zumba

Thursday at 6:45pm
Casual class $10
Concession cards available
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2 hours ago

Vintage hand crank sewing workshop at Alberton!

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

Get up close and personal with a vintage hand-crank sewing machine! Places for Miss Gracie's workshop at Alberton are booking out fast!

You'll have a machine of your own to make a beautiful, oldy-worldy linens/delicates/gift bag with trimmings! Inspiring lace and fabric off cuts and other salvaged vintage pieces will be provided with lots flexibility for you to bring your ideas into the design.

The class is suitable for beginners with no sewing experience, those at intermediate level and proficient sewers. Gracie will work with all participants to assist them and for there are other projects to tackle for anyone who speeds through the first one.

The 2 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun, crafty day reviving traditional handicrafts!

Vintage hand crank sewing workshop! Sunday 15 November 10:30am & 1:30pm. Tickets $60. Bookings essential. Contact alberton@heritage.org.nz or 8467367