Rosedale, Auckland

6 hours ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What … View more
The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 39.5% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    39.5% Complete
  • 10.2% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    10.2% Complete
  • 4.7% I don’t have an opinion
    4.7% Complete
  • 45.6% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    45.6% Complete
342 votes
1 hour ago

Nomination for Travelwise Choices Awards

DynaSpeak Albany

DynaSpeak Albany was nominated for the Travelwise Choices Awards run by Auckland Transport for our efforts to support sustainable student travel.

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1 hour ago

Certificate in Wine

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Want to learn more about the world of wine?
Learn about principle grape varieties and characteristics, the winemaking process, sparkling wine production, viticulture and more!
Sign up for the Certificate in Wine course over 7 evening sessions this Holiday season.
Mon 25 November - 9 December … View more
Want to learn more about the world of wine?
Learn about principle grape varieties and characteristics, the winemaking process, sparkling wine production, viticulture and more!
Sign up for the Certificate in Wine course over 7 evening sessions this Holiday season.
Mon 25 November - 9 December | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

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11 days ago

Attention: Bird Lovers and people with building skills.

Chris from Mairangi Bay

We'll be rescuing now-retired local legend "The Bird Lady" Sylvia Durrant's handmade aviaries and transporting them to the park we are making at Mairangi Arts Centre to bring them back to life and use in a self-learning programme about (among other things) DIY bird first aid.

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We'll be rescuing now-retired local legend "The Bird Lady" Sylvia Durrant's handmade aviaries and transporting them to the park we are making at Mairangi Arts Centre to bring them back to life and use in a self-learning programme about (among other things) DIY bird first aid.

I really need help/advice on how to dismantle and re-assemble the aviaries.

I would be super grateful if anyone can help in any way.

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1 day ago

Oil from waste plastic

Vernon from Northcross

Suppose you could take waste plastic (plastic not suitable for recycling), and turn it all into oil? And do it with a system that is inexpensive to operate, environomentally friendly (no green house gases escape into the atmosphere), and requires very little external energy to operate.
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Suppose you could take waste plastic (plastic not suitable for recycling), and turn it all into oil? And do it with a system that is inexpensive to operate, environomentally friendly (no green house gases escape into the atmosphere), and requires very little external energy to operate.
There is already a system that has been in use for years and it is called PYROLYSIS.
You can google pyrolysis and get details and a wealth of information about it, so I am not going to try to explain it here, except to say that plastic is made from oil, and hydrolysis basically reverses the process used to make plastic and turns the plastic molecules back into the hydrocarbon molecules of oil that the plastic was made from.
It is in use in over 50 countries, including the United States, UK, and many third world countries.
Except for the cost of collecting it, the feedstock (waste) is free, and we are already paying to collect it. Landfills would be drastically reduced. Carbon emissions would be reduced by not incinerating waste. Reliance on imported oil would be reduced.

Every year New Zealand generates over 5-million used tyres. Copy and paste the below URL to your browser for more information.

www.mfe.govt.nz...
fund/profiles-of-funded-projects/tackling-problem-of-used-tyres-new

The government allocated funding awards of about 18-million dollars for projects to handle the tyre problem. And they get nothing back from it.
Pyrolysis plants can be customised for processing used tyres to oil.
From my research, approximately 2kg of plastic will yield 1 litre of oil. I'm not sure what the recovery is for tyres, but have emailed a company that produces the plants for that info.

I have informed the Green party of this over a year ago, and was advised that they would "kick it up" to a higher level for discussion. Never heard a word since. I put together extensive research documents and data and sent it to every member of the Auckland council. I had a "thank you, we're always looking for ways to handle waste", but nothing since. That was last year. I have tried to get the Herald to publish a feature article on it, but no joy there either.
My challenge to you is to do some investigating (googling) on pyrolysis and if you think New Zealand should catch up with the rest of the world (even the third world countries) in waste management technology, email or phone your MP and local counciler and urge them to at least look at the technology.
I have no commercial or finanacial interest in pyrolysis. I do have an interest in reducing he need for landfills, reducing the amount of plastic that is going into the ocean, and reducing the green house gas emissions from incineration of municipal waste.

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9 days ago

Computer Services

Ivy from Glenfield

Hello everyone. My husband is currently looking for some side jobs in order to earn extra income this summer. If anyone needs help for

*laptop services - ie reformating, and general installation of softwares
*printing
*microsoft office suite help - ie word, powerpoint, excel, etc
*graphic design -… View more
Hello everyone. My husband is currently looking for some side jobs in order to earn extra income this summer. If anyone needs help for

*laptop services - ie reformating, and general installation of softwares
*printing
*microsoft office suite help - ie word, powerpoint, excel, etc
*graphic design - ie for marketing

Please message him at 0225727105. Cheap rates.

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6 hours ago

Wood Fire for sale

Ross from Mairangi Bay

For Sale. Kent wood Fire complete with Flue and Flue Shield in excellent condition.
$1250.00

Price: $1,250

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6 hours ago

Christmas Plates

Karl from Bayview

16 Christmas Plates in boxes of 4
20cm in circumferance

Price: $32

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7 hours ago

5G - Professor Darius Leszczynski lecture at Auckland University - A Rare opportunity to hear the SCIENCE behind the health concerns

Michael from Bayview

World-renowned expert and researcher in the field of electromagnetic radiation, Professor Darius Leszczynski will be presenting at the University of Auckland this Tuesday evening (November 19), Lecture Theatre B15. The venue is at the corner of Princes Street & Alfred Street (below the library … View moreWorld-renowned expert and researcher in the field of electromagnetic radiation, Professor Darius Leszczynski will be presenting at the University of Auckland this Tuesday evening (November 19), Lecture Theatre B15. The venue is at the corner of Princes Street & Alfred Street (below the library building), Auckland City Campus. 6.30 pm (doors open at 6pm)

Prof. Leszczynski lecture.pdf Download View

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), Central Motorway Junction (CMJ), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and … View more
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Central Motorway Junction (CMJ), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), 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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7 days ago

Swimming warnings at Auckland beaches

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Auckland Council has alerted beach-goers to 39 city spots that have a "high risk" of illness from swimming.

The warnings come after yesterday's deluge of rain that overloaded parts of the storm and wastewater networks. A black alert indicating a very high risk of illness from … View more
Auckland Council has alerted beach-goers to 39 city spots that have a "high risk" of illness from swimming.

The warnings come after yesterday's deluge of rain that overloaded parts of the storm and wastewater networks. A black alert indicating a very high risk of illness from swimming was issued for Castor Bay just after 3pm yesterday.

It's recommended that people do not enter the water while the warnings are in place.
Check here to see where's safe to swim.
Source: NZ Herald

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16 hours ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here

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16 hours ago

Why treat veins?

Vein and Laser Group

Varicose veins are often quite symptomatic with aching, heaviness, cramp and itching. These problems may cause limitations to lifestyle choices and enjoyment of life.

Even small veins can become painful and can undermine a person's confidence and self-esteem.

Examination by our vein … View more
Varicose veins are often quite symptomatic with aching, heaviness, cramp and itching. These problems may cause limitations to lifestyle choices and enjoyment of life.

Even small veins can become painful and can undermine a person's confidence and self-esteem.

Examination by our vein physician followed by an ultrasound scan will determine which treatment is required. Because segments of varicose veins may not be visible on the skin surface, as they run in a deeper plane just under the skin, an ultrasound scan is carried out prior to treatment to create a "virtual map" of the lower leg veins.

The recommended treatment depends on the initial examination by our vein physician and the scan findings.
Find out more

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1 day ago

GARAGE SALE ON NOW - 5 SUNWARD RISE, GLENFIELD

Maria from Glenfield

Hi all, we have LOTS of stuff for sale - girls clothes from size 8 up to teenager size small adult, men's clothes, toys, cuddly toys, jigsaws, dvds, books, kitchen items, pictures, women's clothes - lots of great Xmas ideas. Finishing at 12pm.  See you soon!

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