30 days ago

Turbot and oyster with broad beans and hollandaise

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Prepared by our Level 5 Diploma cookery students, this programme focuses on ingredients and the understanding of advanced cookery techniques and building an in-depth knowledge of how products are transformed by cooking processes.

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5 hours ago

Poll: What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?

The team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.

Find out the answer here.

What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?
  • 16.5% Failing to giveway
    16.5% Complete
  • 19.5% Travelling above the speed limit
    19.5% Complete
  • 27.1% Not stopping at stop sign
    27.1% Complete
  • 36.8% Not checking blind spots/mirrors
    36.8% Complete
133 votes
1 day ago

first action of DIY Bird First Aid

Chris from Mairangi Bay

as action of DIY Bird First Aid "C-san" of Murrays Bay has been tending to a blind baby bird found on her driveway.

she has been giving it water from a pipette fashioned out of a straw, and has noticed an adult bird nearby feeding it.



she heard a terrible racket last night and went outside to find the adult bird standing in front of the cardboard box with the baby bird, screaming at a cat looking for a midnight snack.



this prompted her to want a more robust and cat-proof structure to house the bird during the night (as it is "not wanted" inside)...



she went to the local big-box hardware store to get a letterbox to do the job but contacted me when she found the cheapest "crap" letterbox to be $ND70.



she dug through our resource centre and found a small cage (for free, from MPHS Tipping Point) wood roof (from a discarded art crate), and some coffee sacks (from JDEcoffee factory in East Tamaki). she added a bell from her "craft supplies" at home, as she noticed that the bird is unsettled unless there is a chime now and again.

28 minutes ago

Cost of a simple cremation

Hazel from WINDSOR FUNERALS

We were shocked when a family we cared for recently had been quoted $6000.00 for a simple no service cremation by a large local funeral company. Our simple cremation is $2100.00 gst incl plus the cost of the doctor's fee (if any). Call us today for more information on (09)4772433. We cover the whole Auckland area.

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