Rosedale, Auckland

33 days ago

Letters, Tinder messages to feature in upcoming Auckland Museum love exhibition

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Auckland Museum is calling on the public submit personal messages they have received in their life about love, loss and longing.

Letters, texts, postcards and even Tinder messages Aucklanders have sent to one another will be compiled into an upcoming exhibition in mid-2021.

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Auckland Museum is calling on the public submit personal messages they have received in their life about love, loss and longing.

Letters, texts, postcards and even Tinder messages Aucklanders have sent to one another will be compiled into an upcoming exhibition in mid-2021.

Auckland Museum spokesperson Nina Finigan said the exhibition will explore the ways Aucklanders communicate feelings of love, loss, and longing, and how that has changed and stayed the same over time.

“Love, loss and longing – these feelings are universal and reveal something profound about what it means to be human,” she said.

“How we communicate these emotions continues to evolve but our need to tell people we love and miss them is timeless.”

Submissions can be anything from a love letter physically received in the mail, an email from a friend overseas, an affectionate card from a family member or messages from a Tinder profile.

They can focus on love lost in the form of a breakup message, a letter from someone disclosing profound grief, or a letter that takes on new meaning after the sender has passed away.

Family stories where letters or messages played a key part, or letters that have been passed down in your family, are also welcomed for submission.

"We acknowledge that such messages are highly personal. We are committed to ethical use and display of personal stories and will work alongside submitters to ensure their stories are treated with care, sensitivity and respect,” Finigan said.

To submit items for consideration please send a photo, scan or screen grab of the letter, email or message history to submissions@aucklandmuseum.com

Submissions close Sunday 13 September.

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31 days ago

JSRM Sports and Relaxation Massage

Joanna from Murrays Bay

Appointments now available at In Good Hands Physio Clinic, Browns Bay. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. 15% discount for new clients first visit. Book your appointment now. 022 150 7730.

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32 days ago

Free fruit

Dean from Glenfield

Hi neighbours,
I’ve topped up the produce tray on the front fence.
There’s grapefruit, oranges and lemons.
First in first serve, get them while they’re fresh.
20 Tree view ave, Glenfield

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31 days ago

It's the final countdown

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

Neighbours! This. Is. Not. A. Drill! Auckland, you’ve got less than 24 hours to get your Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year nominations in.

Who will it be?

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31 days ago

Ready for the some delicious Mexican food?

Jose`s Cantina

Hola neighbours - its been over a year since Joses Mexican Cantina became a part of Birkenhead’s awesome community

We want to celebrate getting out of lockdown with you amigos!

We are doing $10 margarita with every main purchased for the whole first week of September!

At Jose's, … View more
Hola neighbours - its been over a year since Joses Mexican Cantina became a part of Birkenhead’s awesome community

We want to celebrate getting out of lockdown with you amigos!

We are doing $10 margarita with every main purchased for the whole first week of September!

At Jose's, we fuse the ingredients and techniques of Mexico with other cultures. We love playing with spices and fire, enriching the flavours so your taste buds will want to join the party.

Why not come and celebrate with us!

Adios Amigos,
Jose
Visit us online

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32 days ago

Better balance is easy!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. … View more
Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. It’s a technique called dual-tasking and it’s proven to be effective, it’s also fun. Just 10 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home and you can be Nymbl.

Register now to get Nymbl free. Nymbl is brought to you by Live Stronger For Longer and ACC, MOH and HQSC.
Register now

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34 days ago

Auckland Zoo welcomes first baby rhino in 20 years

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

A healthy female baby rhino has been born at Auckland Zoo.

The southern white rhino calf was delivered on August 14, and it marks the first rhino birth at the zoo in 20 years.

Auckland Zoo ungulates team leader Tommy Karlsson witnessed the “exciting and nerve-wracking” birth that has been… View more
A healthy female baby rhino has been born at Auckland Zoo.

The southern white rhino calf was delivered on August 14, and it marks the first rhino birth at the zoo in 20 years.

Auckland Zoo ungulates team leader Tommy Karlsson witnessed the “exciting and nerve-wracking” birth that has been heavily anticipated by staff.

“It was very smooth and very fast, and Jamila did a brilliant job by giving a couple of really good pushes to get her baby here,” he said.

“Her calf was walking within 25 minutes and suckling well by the afternoon. She’s pretty sturdy, her belly is filling out and she’s already getting a lot rounder.”

Karlsson estimates the baby rhino’s weight at 65 kilograms.

The rhino’s mother Jamila went through a 16 month pregnancy and one hour of labour, with her water breaking at 7am and the delivery of her calf occurring at 7.59am.

Regional Facilities Auckland chief executive Chris Brooks said it is a rare and exiting privilege welcoming a new baby rhino.

“Auckland Zoo supports the recovery of rhino populations in Zimbabwe and in Sumatra,” he said.

“Thanks to the Australasian zoos’ breeding programme, we have been able to bring one more southern white rhino into the world.”

Karlsson said it is still early days, and Jamila and her calf are not yet out on the Savannah.

“We take Jamila’s lead to do this at the pace she is comfortable with, and once she’s ready, we can’t wait for visitors to see Jamila’s calf for themselves,” he said.

“Rhino are such an incredible species that are still doing it tough in the wild, both in Africa and Asia. They are so important in helping maintain healthy ecosystems for themselves and many other species where they live, so we need to do all we can to help ensure their future.”

Since 2013, Auckland Zoo has supported the Zimbabwe-based Lowveld Rhino Trust’s (LRT) conservation efforts for both black and white rhino species.

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33 days ago

Eskdale reserve will be closed on 2 September.

The Team from Kaipātiki Project Environmental Centre

Eskdale reserve will be closed on 2 September.
As you might know all tracks within Eskdale Reserve Network, running across Glenfield and Birkdale, are being upgraded.
On 2 September the construction company is planning to bring in materials by helicopter. The operation will be running from … View more
Eskdale reserve will be closed on 2 September.
As you might know all tracks within Eskdale Reserve Network, running across Glenfield and Birkdale, are being upgraded.
On 2 September the construction company is planning to bring in materials by helicopter. The operation will be running from 7am-5pm.
Read more about this track renovation campaign.
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34 days ago

Keep supporting small business - promo!

David Downs from SOS Business

Hi - Auckland small businesses really need help. Our mates at Goodman Fielder Food Services are offering a promotion to help them. Please consider jumping online and buying a voucher for your favourite business today! They get the money asap, you can get the service after lockdown. Check the local … View moreHi - Auckland small businesses really need help. Our mates at Goodman Fielder Food Services are offering a promotion to help them. Please consider jumping online and buying a voucher for your favourite business today! They get the money asap, you can get the service after lockdown. Check the local businesses out here: sosbusiness.nz...

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36 days ago

Who is going to ensure masks are worn on buses and trains?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Would you reprimand someone getting on a bus from Monday without the required face mask? Drivers and Auckland Transport won't be the Mask-police. What should happen? Read this story:

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33 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we’ve got a spring checklist for vegetables and flowers and, by special request, instructions for making newspaper plant pots for seedlings. Plus it’s time to tidy up hellebores, sow brassica seeds and start a new compost heap.

We have three tasty recipes from Jamie … View more
In this week’s issue we’ve got a spring checklist for vegetables and flowers and, by special request, instructions for making newspaper plant pots for seedlings. Plus it’s time to tidy up hellebores, sow brassica seeds and start a new compost heap.

We have three tasty recipes from Jamie Oliver’s new book 7 Ways. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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33 days ago

Make a photo booth

The Team from Resene ColorShop Albany

Got an important celebration or party coming up? Create your own photo booth for guests to enjoy. The best thing about this photo booth is that you can easily erase and change your text to reuse the frame for different events with a Resene FX Write-on Wall Paint whiteboard finish on one side and … View moreGot an important celebration or party coming up? Create your own photo booth for guests to enjoy. The best thing about this photo booth is that you can easily erase and change your text to reuse the frame for different events with a Resene FX Write-on Wall Paint whiteboard finish on one side and a Resene FX Blackboard Paint finish on the other.

It’s perfect for baby showers, hen’s parties, kid’s birthdays and much more! Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Learn how to create your own to get your guests in the party photo mood.

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33 days ago

Have you nominated your local hero?

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

Hey neighbours,

With only 3 days left to nominate, we’re asking a BIG question. Have you nominated your Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year from Auckland yet?

We’re celebrating those every day heroes doing good every day.

Share them below and get nominating.

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36 days ago

Big travel specials offered for post-lockdown escapes

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

If you've got cabin fever, here are six easy trips you can look forward to once recreational intra-regional in and out of Auckland resumes. Click here to find out more.

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37 days ago

Do you want the private use of fireworks to continue?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Politicians have again decided not to grapple with the future sale and use of fireworks. No change. Do you agree? Read the story below:

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