Rothesay Bay, Auckland

33 minutes ago

What's On: Matakana Hall Market

Lynda from Manly

Come along to see a huge variety of goods old and new, beautiful locally made crafts, produce and plants. All available rain or shine. Everyone welcome, all enquiries to 0272522194
Matakana Hall Market
  • Matakana Community Hall
8 hours ago

Important information about your Neighbourly account

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your … View more
Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your Neighbourly account after 21 August 2019 unless your email address is updated.

For any help with updating your details, please contact us.

The Neighbourly Team
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11 hours ago

What's On: Poetry on the Beach 2019

Kristin from Hatfields Beach

Come and join us on 17th August at 1pm on Orewa Beach. Write your original poem in the sand, win prizes and feature in the movie of the event. https://poetryonthebeachnz2019.wordpress.com
Poetry on the Beach 2019
  • Moana Reserve, Orewa Beach
12 days ago

Tell Auckland Council to fix Kennedy Park Stairs of Doom!

Ilan from Castor Bay

Please sign the petition: www.change.org...
The popular staircase with large viewing platform, connecting J.F. Kennedy Park with Castor Bay’s beach, has been closed to the public since April 2017. They were severely damaged by a slip during cyclone Debbie which left the structure severely damaged… View more
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The popular staircase with large viewing platform, connecting J.F. Kennedy Park with Castor Bay’s beach, has been closed to the public since April 2017. They were severely damaged by a slip during cyclone Debbie which left the structure severely damaged and closed to the public. Work to repair and reopen the Kennedy Park staircase at North Shore's Castor Bay was set to start in early March 2019 according to Auckland Council website!

Local Board Chair George Wood said in 2017 that the end is in sight for locals who have been waiting patiently for staircase access to the beach to reopen but nothing seems to happen. “It’s not always obvious why things take as long as they do"...

Following the damage, Auckland Council's community facilities branch asked Riley's Consultants to do a preliminary geotechnical inspection on the site. "Riley's Consultants concluded that the depth of the failure of the slip is relatively shallow, at less than one metre." The consultants recommended a structural inspection and this was undertaken in August 2017. The report found the stairs had been "severely damaged" but the foundations were in good condition. To replace the staircase would cost approximately $471,000, including physical works, design, consent and project management.

In a post on Facebook, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board said it had received a report into the stairs but was waiting on a geotechnical report into future slip risks and slope stabilisation requirements before approving repair works. "This report will better inform us of the real cost of reinstatement, as well as how safe it will be and how resistant the works will be to future storm events." The board expected the report in the first few months of 2018 and hoped to approve the works in autumn 2018. From there, the job should have been "tendered and approved by the end of spring 2018, and work start and conclude during the 2018/19 summer season."

Chairman Grant Gillon said it was positive the work had been added to the list and was now in the system. John Crews, the chairman of the World War II Preservation Society in the park, said the absence of stairs had roughly halved the number of park users. "People know they can't go down the beach to walk, You've also got the 'keep-fit people', and there's a lot of them," Crews said. "Before the stairs washed out, from 7am till it was getting dark you've got the keep fit people, you've got dog walkers."

Call Auckland Council to act now and fix the Stairs of Doom for the benefit of the public!

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9 days ago

Semi Retired Driving Instructor available for driving lessons

Steve from Albany

I established and used to own A1 Driving School, which is well known in Auckland. As a neighbourly gesture, I can take anyone for a one hour lesson in their own car for $39 per hour, normally $70.

For more info call Steve on Ph: 0273430869. Please feel free to ask any questions.During driving … View more
I established and used to own A1 Driving School, which is well known in Auckland. As a neighbourly gesture, I can take anyone for a one hour lesson in their own car for $39 per hour, normally $70.

For more info call Steve on Ph: 0273430869. Please feel free to ask any questions.During driving lessons we will do 1: Driver observation and signalling at roundabouts 2: Lane changing procedures 3: Forward Parking 4: Three point turns 5: Reverse Parallel Parking Procedures 6 : Flush Median Procedures 7: Gap Selection 8: 50k - 60k and motorway driving etc. Bookings fill fast as I only do a few lessons a week now.

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3 days ago

8 Free Naturopathic appointments with third year Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine Students

Georgie from Albany Heights

As part of a clinical paper, we are looking for clients with medically diagnosed conditions to support on their journey to health. Appointments start in July and will continue through to November.

A chronic condition needs to be something diagnosed such as asthma, arthritis, endometriosis, … View more
As part of a clinical paper, we are looking for clients with medically diagnosed conditions to support on their journey to health. Appointments start in July and will continue through to November.

A chronic condition needs to be something diagnosed such as asthma, arthritis, endometriosis, depression, osteoporosis, diabetes, PCOS, liver disease etc.

All appointments are free, however, you will need to pay for any herbal formulations and/or supplements.

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15 days ago

Paper bags charges

Darryn and Nicola from Torbay - Long Bay

Just wondering if this has happened to others. Went into the supermarket (New World) to get one thing while there saw a couple of other things so brought them as well. As I had been going in, for one thing, did not take my reusable bags that are in the back of my car. When I got to the checkout … View moreJust wondering if this has happened to others. Went into the supermarket (New World) to get one thing while there saw a couple of other things so brought them as well. As I had been going in, for one thing, did not take my reusable bags that are in the back of my car. When I got to the checkout could not carry all items out to the car in my arms so had to purchase a paper bag. Agree that getting rid of plastic bags is good for the environment but charging for a paper bag that's a bit much they never charged for the single-use plastic bags so why the charge for the paper bag. Also noticed that KFC in Silverdale are charging for a large paper bags if you order in store and then take away they never used to charge for the plastic bags so why this charge for the paper bag. We get our groceries online from Countdown and don't get charged for the paper bags so why is New World charging in store. I used to work in New World about 30-35 years ago and we used paper bags to pack groceries in for our customers and we did not charge so what is with the charge all about.

1 day ago

Have you spotted Auckland's newest insect in your backyard?

The Team from Auckland Museum

Our Curator of Entomology* John Early has discovered a species of bug that has recently established itself in Auckland. The green lacewing is "a beautiful little insect, lovely to behold. It is a pale leaf green with a golden strip down its back and delicate wings that sparkle as it flies in … View moreOur Curator of Entomology* John Early has discovered a species of bug that has recently established itself in Auckland. The green lacewing is "a beautiful little insect, lovely to behold. It is a pale leaf green with a golden strip down its back and delicate wings that sparkle as it flies in the sunlight," says Early. But is this new resident a friend or a foe to the flora and fauna in our backyards? Read on to find out...

*Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment, and other organisms.
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1 day ago

Queensland fruit fly operations in winter

Biosecurity New Zealand

While fruit flies are less active in winter, our work in your neighbourhood will continue.

Operations will slow down over winter but some of our surveillance traps will stay out and we ask that you continue to stick to the rules on fruit and vegetable movements.

Biosecurity New Zealand lifted… View more
While fruit flies are less active in winter, our work in your neighbourhood will continue.

Operations will slow down over winter but some of our surveillance traps will stay out and we ask that you continue to stick to the rules on fruit and vegetable movements.

Biosecurity New Zealand lifted the Zone A restrictions and moved those properties into Zone B. Check what this means for you at biosecurity.govt.nz/queenslandfruitfly

We know it’s an inconvenience, but the work is vital for our horticultural industries and our backyard fruit trees.

We are grateful for your support, we cannot do this without you.
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16 days ago

Welcome to Neighbourly, Auckland Museum!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hello Auckland! We are very pleased to extend a warm welcome to Auckland Museum who are joining our wonderful family of Neighbourly partners.

Together we will showcase exhibitions, launch events, get 'behind the scenes' and celebrate the taonga the museum is to our communities.

We… View more
Hello Auckland! We are very pleased to extend a warm welcome to Auckland Museum who are joining our wonderful family of Neighbourly partners.

Together we will showcase exhibitions, launch events, get 'behind the scenes' and celebrate the taonga the museum is to our communities.

We can't wait to share all the great things Auckland Museum brings to our city. There's exciting things to come and we welcome you to share a welcome message to our friends at the Museum below.
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1 day ago

What's On: It's Love, actually

Perrine from Castor Bay

Harbour Voices will celebrate all things Love in their next mid-winter choir concert. Tickets $25 - non-earners $20 / more info on northshorechorale.org /
It's Love, actually
  • St George's Presbyterian Church
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