Rothesay Bay, Auckland

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13 days ago

What's On: Shepherds Park Squash club night

Paul from Devonport

Join us any Thursday night for a free squash work out. Orientated towards competitive players but all welcome! No charge & equipment provided. Coaching programmes available. More info 0274 379423.
Shepherds Park Squash club night
  • Beach Haven Sports Centre
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13 days ago

What's On: Shepherds Park Squash introductory session

Paul from Devonport

Weds nights through Feb we're hosting a starter session for all age groups. Come on down and give it a go! No charge & equipment provided. Coaching programmes also available.
Shepherds Park Squash introductory session
  • Beach Haven Sports Centre
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13 days ago

What's On: Shepherds Park Squash introductory session

Paul from Devonport

Weds nights through Feb we're hosting a starter session for all age groups. Come on down and give it a go! No charge & equipment provided. Coaching programmes also available.
Shepherds Park Squash introductory session
  • Beach Haven Sports Centre
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13 days ago

What's On: Shepherds Park Squash introductory session

Paul from Devonport

Weds nights through Feb we're hosting a starter session for all age groups. Come on down and give it a go! No charge & equipment provided. Coaching programmes also available.
Shepherds Park Squash introductory session
  • Beach Haven Sports Centre
13 days ago

One Day. One Great Show. *Win*

Helensville Show

Be in to WIN one of ten family passes to 118th Helensville Show. Leap into the Country 29th February.

Simply email the name of your favourite farm animal along with your name, email and phone number to: win@helensvilleshow.co.nz Entries close Monday 24th February.

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Be in to WIN one of ten family passes to 118th Helensville Show. Leap into the Country 29th February.

Simply email the name of your favourite farm animal along with your name, email and phone number to: win@helensvilleshow.co.nz Entries close Monday 24th February.

The 118th Helensville Show is the largest one day show in the North and showcases the best of rural traditions along with great food, award-winning craft beer and wines. trade stands and a full equestrian and livestock schedule plus great entertainment from the main stage that includes the popular Junior Farmer Competition.

Tickets can be purchased online. Winners will be notified via email by Wednesday 26th February.

T's & C's apply.
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13 days ago

A little kindness on your road trip

AMI Insurance - Head office

A little kindness can go a long way, especially if you’re planning a road trip over the weekend. Here are five ways showing how a little kindness can help. Learn more

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30 days ago

Popular central Auckland food court, Food Alley, to close

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Sad news for food lovers. Central Auckland institution Food Alley is closing its doors after 28 years.

Food Alley was Auckland's first dedicated asian food hall.

To read more, click here.

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14 days ago

Learn to play bridge

Helene Labreche from East Coast Bays Bridge Club

Sign up for bridge lessons starting March16 , 7-9 pm for night ones and March 17, 10-12pm for morning ones. Great fun-Great for Brain Health and very social. Call Helene 027 296 3365

14 days ago

From here to Africa - The Maasai People

Ilan from Castor Bay

Auckland’s cultural arena includes at least one show that’s likely to grab some attention this summer – a striking collection of monochrome prints of the Maasai people by award-winning photographer Ilan Wittenberg, on show at Malcolm Smith Gallery, UXBRIDGE Arts.

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Auckland’s cultural arena includes at least one show that’s likely to grab some attention this summer – a striking collection of monochrome prints of the Maasai people by award-winning photographer Ilan Wittenberg, on show at Malcolm Smith Gallery, UXBRIDGE Arts.

From Here to Africa is a collection of captivating portraits of the Maasai people from Tanzania. I found myself deeply inspired upon meeting the Maasai tribe and realised the opportunity to document their unique culture which is being eroded by Western influence and modern technology. On a personal level, this reminds me of the true value of photography: preserving memories in order to relive special stories and pass them on to others. Through this series of carefully composed photographs, the Maasai people can share their rich culture with the world.

The collection is presented in a film-noir monochrome, capturing these portraits in a classically timeless style; lending a unifying appearance that emulates analogue lithographic techniques. I wanted viewers to focus on the humanity aspect of each portrait: expressions and body language, shapes and forms. I eliminated distracting colours to ensure that viewers focus on the people within the photos, and make emotional connections with these individuals.

I aim to depict the Maasai culture in an authentic and honest way, using a clear narrative style which shows people the significance of their culture, as well as their individual personalities. My goal is to provoke your imagination regarding the traditions of the Maasai people and the stories behind their portraits. In sharing this portfolio, I encourage viewers to show tolerance: to accept all people and to recognise the value of cultural diversity. We would all experience an enhanced sense of community if we took the time to appreciate interactions which allow us to discover the world beyond our familiar boundaries.

‘From here to Africa’ was also selected as a featured exhibition at the 2020 Head On photo festival in Sydney.

The show will run from February 28 to April 24 at UXBRIDGE Arts and Culture, Howick, admission is Free.

Opening Event: Friday, February 28 at 7:30 pm with keynote speaker Sir Bob Harvey. Click here to RSVP: www.HereToAfrica.com...

Artist Talk: Saturday, March 7 at 11 am.

35 Uxbridge Rd, Howick
FRI – MON 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
TUE – THU 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Free

14 days ago

Empty Boxes

Kevin from Murrays Bay

Just moved and have heaps of empty boxes. Please message me if you want them.

Free

14 days ago

2020 Blues Super Rugby: Blues v Crusaders

Blues Rugby

It’s Valentine’s Day so you can bring your mate, your BFF, your partner in crime or your other half – for half price. That’s right, buy one adult ticket online and pay just half price for an equivalent ticket for your mate.

Make it a date, and kick your weekend off right. She (or he) … View more
It’s Valentine’s Day so you can bring your mate, your BFF, your partner in crime or your other half – for half price. That’s right, buy one adult ticket online and pay just half price for an equivalent ticket for your mate.

Make it a date, and kick your weekend off right. She (or he) will love you for it! You can even use your match ticket to travel on trains and special event buses to get to Eden Park.

At 7.05pm Friday 14 February - Eden Park

Adults from $26 at Ticketmaster.co.nz
Book Tickets

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14 days ago

Natural Knee Pain Relief - works within minutes!

Koru Nutrition

Hi neighbours,

Are your knees giving you a hard time?

See how Peter Williams found help from using a NZ made relief cream.

After retiring from our TV screens after 40 years, veteran broadcaster Peter Williams, still gets up at 5am each weekday morning to prepare for his morning radio show.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Are your knees giving you a hard time?

See how Peter Williams found help from using a NZ made relief cream.

After retiring from our TV screens after 40 years, veteran broadcaster Peter Williams, still gets up at 5am each weekday morning to prepare for his morning radio show.

Peter Williams explained, “Look, I’m 65. When I get up the body’s often a bit on the stiff side. “

Peter Williams claims, “Within 10 minutes, the pain was gone. I felt so much better. My body was nice and relaxed, and I was ready to go off and do my day’s work.”

“I’ve been using Relief Fx by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and best of all it works .
Find out more

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15 days ago

REFERENDUM about 1080 & other CRUEL POISONS

Tottie from Browns Bay

You may have noticed a series of ads coming out in papers across New Zealand - North Shore Times last Thursday 30-1-2020 ~ page 14: carrying the petition form asking for a REFERENDUM on 1080 and other cruel poisons.

People are somewhat confused to see that the last date for returning the … View more
You may have noticed a series of ads coming out in papers across New Zealand - North Shore Times last Thursday 30-1-2020 ~ page 14: carrying the petition form asking for a REFERENDUM on 1080 and other cruel poisons.

People are somewhat confused to see that the last date for returning the signatures on the form itself is 02/02/2020 which is now well past: however the form was approved a year ago by the Clerk of the House, and cannot be changed or the signatures would be declared invalid.

In fact the deadline for getting the signatures to Wellington is Monday 10th February 2020 at the Referendum ~ Tally Rally in Welly ~ starting 10am on the steps of Parliament:
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AND people are encouraged to keep collecting even after that date, since there is allowance of another 3 months to replace any signatures that may be deemed 'invalid' - quite likely to be about 10% - or 40,000.

So Friends of Sherwood are in a last minute dash to get across the line with a 'Cannonball Run' from Waitangi today to gather up signatures all the way down the line, including many of the markets around Auckland on Saturday - at Otara and Mangere - and Sunday - at Takapuna, Browns Bay, Avondale &. maybe Hobsonville.
People are even invited to drop them off at the address on the bottom of the petition form as late as 4pm on Sunday 9th to 15 Woodlands Cres, Browns Bay:
Ready for the overnight dash on the Intercity bus, leaving platform #9 at 7pm on that same Sunday.
Further possibilities to make sure your signature is counted, can be found on www.STOP366.wordpress.com... under CONTACTS~PETITION FORM.

Please take this opportunity to put the spotlight on NZ's dirty big secret of torturing animals with 1080 and other cruel poisons - such as PAPP - which Bob KERRIDGE ~ Officer of NZ Order of Merit for Services to Animal Welfare & Governance, with the SPCA for 32 years writes about:

‘Unbelievably, cats are the latest animal to be selected as a targeted predator which will astound and horrify most people. For cats, paraminopropiophenone, or PAPP, is as hideous as 1080, and starts a process of dying which is inhumane & painfully slow.The persecution of cats, the country’s most popular and adored companion animal, is as unfathomable as it is without foundation. PREDATOR FREE-2050 is creating a generation who find killing weirdly addictive SUCH A TREND IS DEEPLY DISTURBING.’

It is rather puzzling to wonder who the 'legal team' on the NZ Herald is running scared of when they repeatedly squirmed out of printing this on the ad . . . attached . . . with Bob's lovely pawprint logo.

Pics show the stalls collecting signatures at Browns Bay, Avondale, Otara, Magere, Hobsonville and Takapuna.

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