Rosedale, Auckland

26 days ago

North Harbour’s 72-year-old community patrol leader nominated for award

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

A 72-year-old woman who leads a community patrol on the North Shore is being commended for her work in the community.

Jane Hunter has been a part of the North Habour Community Patrol for 14 years, serving as the eyes and ears of the police.

Hunter is a finalist in the Westfield Local Hero … View more
A 72-year-old woman who leads a community patrol on the North Shore is being commended for her work in the community.

Jane Hunter has been a part of the North Habour Community Patrol for 14 years, serving as the eyes and ears of the police.

Hunter is a finalist in the Westfield Local Hero community grants competition, which recognised and promotes community role models.

“I felt very honoured to be put forward by the North Harbour community as a local hero,” Hunter said.

“That in itself is a huge tick for the time that I’ve spent with the patrol.”

North Harbour Community Patrol monitors 30 suburbs, and is currently in “desperate” need of volunteers.

“We only have one vehicle. If I’m announced as the winner, we’ll have sufficient money to be able to get a second vehicle,” Hunter said.

The winner of the competition is decided by a vote, and will receive a grant of $10,000.

Hunter said a big part of the community patrol was maintaining a visible presence, so that locals know that there are people looking out for them.

“We monitor for stolen vehicles and people who are of interest to the police,” she said.

“We also help with search and rescues, and do public events for the police.”

Westfield Local Heroes is in its third iteration with 126 grants on offer across New Zealand and Australia.

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26 days ago

Important announcement

DynaSpeak Albany

All DynaSpeak NZCEL classes will continue online for the time being. All sites remain closed to students and visitors. We will update you further as the situation changes.

26 days ago

Level 3 cooking with Social Distancing

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Mouth-watering savoury Beef cheese burgers with pickled beetroot, handmade mayo and crispy onion rings on the side.

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32 days ago

Support services for parents inundated with pleas for help

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, Support services for parents have been inundated with pleas for help from struggling families in need of essential items - like nappies, and sanitary products - during coronavirus lockdown.
Auckland-based charity The Mums' Clique is getting more than 100 requests per day for … View more
Hi neighbours, Support services for parents have been inundated with pleas for help from struggling families in need of essential items - like nappies, and sanitary products - during coronavirus lockdown.
Auckland-based charity The Mums' Clique is getting more than 100 requests per day for its essential items packs and Plunket has noted more babies are developing wounds from being left in nappies for long periods because their parents can’t afford to buy more.
Click the story to find out more - including how you can help support these families if you would like to.

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26 days ago

Do you know an amazing gardener helping their community?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Nominations for our 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year ends on Monday, August 31. So don't forget to let us know all about the green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? … View more
Dear neighbours,

Nominations for our 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year ends on Monday, August 31. So don't forget to let us know all about the green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the area to bring back birds, or a group of neighbours doing a great job in their community garden. Nominate them today, and tell us why they deserve to be this year's Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.

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27 days ago

Auckland lockdown extended until Sunday, rest of country to stay at level 2

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Auckland will remain in lockdown until Sunday, a four-day extension of the lockdown which was meant to lift on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there were promising signs that the Government was getting on top of the virus, but a short extension was recommended by director-general of … View more
Auckland will remain in lockdown until Sunday, a four-day extension of the lockdown which was meant to lift on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there were promising signs that the Government was getting on top of the virus, but a short extension was recommended by director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield.

On Sunday night Auckland would move down to level 2. The rest of the country would stay at level 2.

Ardern said the rest of the country needed to stay at an elevated alert level to mitigate the risk of cases leaving Auckland when interregional travel resumed. Click here to read more.

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27 days ago

Play Cricket this Summer

Andrew Diver from East Coast Bays Cricket Club

East Coast Bays Cricket Club are now taking registrations for this summer. All grades and ages are catered for - Girls, Boys, Men, Women.
REGISTER NOW here eastcoastbayscricket.co.nz...

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33 days ago

Make your bin accessible at the kerbside so we don’t have to touch it

The Team from Auckland Council

Please make sure you follow these steps during the COVID-19 alert period to help us collect your rubbish bin:

𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗘 you rubbish bin at the kerbside clear of vehicles and other obstacles
𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗘 rubbish bins outwards from the kerbside by 7am on your collection day
View more
Please make sure you follow these steps during the COVID-19 alert period to help us collect your rubbish bin:

𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗘 you rubbish bin at the kerbside clear of vehicles and other obstacles
𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗘 rubbish bins outwards from the kerbside by 7am on your collection day
𝗦𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗘 your rubbish bin for easy access so no one has to touch it

Don’t forget to sterilize the bin handles and wash your hands thoroughly.

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32 days ago

No Ban on Fireworks despite Auckland Council plea

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, A parliamentary select committee has decided not to ban the private purchase and use of fireworks, opting to leave rules as they are; Do you think that's the right call? Read the story below:

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28 days ago

A guide to our free At Home services and activities

The Team from Auckland Council

With the Auckland region back in Alert Level 3, there are still plenty of options to enjoy and explore great free services and activities.

Choose from thousands of eBooks, stream films or learn a new language.

Stay active together at home or in your local park, or discover how to compost and … View more
With the Auckland region back in Alert Level 3, there are still plenty of options to enjoy and explore great free services and activities.

Choose from thousands of eBooks, stream films or learn a new language.

Stay active together at home or in your local park, or discover how to compost and save money through better meal planning.
Find out more

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28 days ago

Anyone can be Nymbl

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance.

It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get… View more
Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance.

It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get Nymbl now, for free. Just go to fallsfree.co.nz and follow the easy
instructions.
Learn more

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28 days ago

Do you have a DIY (or DIY disaster) dad?

Resene

Tell us about your DIY dad for a chance to win him $1000 worth of Resene paint products!

Plus all entries will be in with a chance to win their DIY Dad one of our fun spot prizes.

Is your dad superb with sandpaper, pristine with a palette knife and perfect with a paintbrush? Or maybe … View more
Tell us about your DIY dad for a chance to win him $1000 worth of Resene paint products!

Plus all entries will be in with a chance to win their DIY Dad one of our fun spot prizes.

Is your dad superb with sandpaper, pristine with a palette knife and perfect with a paintbrush? Or maybe he's risky with a roller, mad with masking tape and comedic when cutting in? Either way, we'd like to hear about your DIY dad and why he deserves to win this father's day.

Entries close 6 September 2020. Winner will be notified by email. Prize includes $1000 Resene voucher and other goodies from Resene.
Enter here!

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30 days ago

Will you "stay local" on possibly last Covid-19 level 3 weekend?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland's mayor Phil Goff wants the city to behave well, ahead of Monday's decision on whether to lower or extend the alert level 3 restrictions. Have you got big recreation plans? Read this story:

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28 days ago

1 Week to Nominate

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

Hey neighbours,

One week to go! That's 168 hours left to nominate a Local Hero of Auckland.

We know they're out there - organising events, coaching sport, volunteering for a greater cause, selflessly working towards the greater good of your community.

Celebrate their impact and … View more
Hey neighbours,

One week to go! That's 168 hours left to nominate a Local Hero of Auckland.

We know they're out there - organising events, coaching sport, volunteering for a greater cause, selflessly working towards the greater good of your community.

Celebrate their impact and nominate them before Sunday 30 August.

nzawards.org.nz...

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29 days ago

Gear up your home gym

Hustle Fitness

Are you working from home and having kids running around at the same time? Feeling like you need some ME time?

YES! Our goal is to make fitness accessible to all busy women and eliminate any constraints that prevent you from living a healthy lifestyle.

No need for gym membership anymore!! … View more
Are you working from home and having kids running around at the same time? Feeling like you need some ME time?

YES! Our goal is to make fitness accessible to all busy women and eliminate any constraints that prevent you from living a healthy lifestyle.

No need for gym membership anymore!! Gear up now and have your personal training guide for FREE with every purchase.
Find out more

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