Rothesay Bay, Auckland

39 days ago

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3

New Zealand Government

Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – … View more
Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – but which in turn – will affect all of us.

Two weeks then a review
• On 11 May, we will review our progress and decide if we can safely continue to step down restrictions, or if more measures are required to protect us all.
• So the decisions we each make now, matter. Because every interaction we have is an opportunity for the virus to spread.

Keeping safe at Alert Level 3
• At Alert Level 3, the best way to keep those around you safe, is by keeping your bubble small. Interact with as few people as possible. Less people equals less risk. And continue to stay at home whenever you can.
• We should each be making the minimal number of trips. Be sure to stay local, and only make necessary trips.
• And importantly, work and learn from home if you can.

Let’s do this
We’re a team of 5 million. Formidable. And we can do this.
So thank you New Zealand for making the right decisions, when it really counts.
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39 days ago

My Denture care during Covid-19

Denture Place

Hi neighbours – Julie here from The Denture Place. Hope you and your loved ones are keeping well !

Our government has indicated that primary healthcare and services are “open” but restricted under Alert Level 3. For dental care to be provided safely, restrictions on providing urgent and … View more
Hi neighbours – Julie here from The Denture Place. Hope you and your loved ones are keeping well !

Our government has indicated that primary healthcare and services are “open” but restricted under Alert Level 3. For dental care to be provided safely, restrictions on providing urgent and emergency dental care only apply. Most clinics remain closed with some open for emergency care. Denture repairs are permitted, so if yours are broken we are local and can help.

Please visit www.thedentureplace.co.nz or feel free to call me on 09 424 3222 for assistance. Our lines remain open for all enquiries or a friendly chat.
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40 days ago

Delivered Online: Certificate in NZ Wine

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Join us from ANYWHERE in NZ for for my online Certificate in New Zealand Wine and learn from your home.

These are interactive live sessions where we taste together and discover New Zealand wines in a way that will open your eyes to new flavours, producers and enhance your understanding of the … View more
Join us from ANYWHERE in NZ for for my online Certificate in New Zealand Wine and learn from your home.

These are interactive live sessions where we taste together and discover New Zealand wines in a way that will open your eyes to new flavours, producers and enhance your understanding of the different wine regions.

We have partnered with Glengarry Wines so you can purchase the wine to be tasted at each session and have your own private supply delivered to your home. Celia will lead you through the course.

Session 1
- Leading international grape varieties and their origins
- Sensory Evaluation - understand aromas and flavours
- Wine tasting techniques and term

Session 2
- Climate and leading white grapes
- Viticulture and the vineyard growing cycle
- Regional maps and important white wine regions

Session 3
- Wine making terms and basic process
- Leading red grapes
- Regional maps and important red wine regions

Session 4
- Short history of New Zealand wine leaders
- Sustainable winegrowing, organics
- Basic wine faults
- How to read a wine label

Delivered Online: Over 4 evening sessions from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12, 14 & 19, 21 May with an online written assessment.

This is an NZQA micro-credential and you will also gain unit standard 29926.

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41 days ago

Plumbing Supply

Linda from Browns Bay

Unfortunately in the middle of this lock-down our bathroom tap has sprung a serious LEAK. We have had to turn our water off. We need an insert for a Hansa tap that is 20 years old. We have looked online but cannot find any suppliers open. It is not a fitting that you can buy from Placemakers or … View moreUnfortunately in the middle of this lock-down our bathroom tap has sprung a serious LEAK. We have had to turn our water off. We need an insert for a Hansa tap that is 20 years old. We have looked online but cannot find any suppliers open. It is not a fitting that you can buy from Placemakers or any of those places.
Any advise very welcome.

41 days ago

Small business owners - we have a gift for you!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're… View more
To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're operating in Alert Level 3, share tips and tricks unique to your industry, send a few shoutouts - or share how your community can support you at this time.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

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42 days ago

ANZAC Day

David from Waiake

There is a poem by A E Housman, written in the 1880s, that somehow captures the sacrifice and the courage. We put together this short (1:20) video: typography and reading John McWade, piano Michael Bell (not a relative) and my woodcuts for both this time of covid-crisis and similar events
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There is a poem by A E Housman, written in the 1880s, that somehow captures the sacrifice and the courage. We put together this short (1:20) video: typography and reading John McWade, piano Michael Bell (not a relative) and my woodcuts for both this time of covid-crisis and similar events
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There is also the story of Ormond Burton, Military Cross and pacifist leader.
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42 days ago

Recipe: ANZAC Biscuits

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

ANZAC biscuits have a special place in the hearts of Kiwis and Aussies.

In the baking module for Level 3 cooks, we always make this classic kiwi cookie - the ANZAC biscuit which commemorates Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in World War 1 and subsequent wars.
Why not make your own, … View more
ANZAC biscuits have a special place in the hearts of Kiwis and Aussies.

In the baking module for Level 3 cooks, we always make this classic kiwi cookie - the ANZAC biscuit which commemorates Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in World War 1 and subsequent wars.
Why not make your own, this ANZAC Day. The photo below is from our Cookery Student Henry, cooked at his home.

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42 days ago

ANZAC DAY like no other,

Owner from British Isles Inn Eatery & Bar - Rothesay Bay

ANZAC DAY like no other, Remembrance under Lockdown 2020

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42 days ago

Stories from the ANZACs

Ryman Healthcare Limited

ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, … View more
ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, Ryman recorded their ANZAC resident’s stories. Some are humorous, others are tragic and eye-opening, but they all offer insight into the courage, bravery, and determination required to serve.

What better way to remember than to read the memories of those who were there?
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42 days ago

Support Stuff’s local and national news teams

The Team Reporter from Stuff

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Now there’s a … View more
For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a new way you can support us: by making direct financial contributions to help power our news teams up and down the country. 

Make a contribution and you’ll help our journalists continue to do what they do best: provide our readers with trustworthy, accurate and reliable news.
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43 days ago

Attract birds into your garden

The Team from Resene ColorShop Mairangi Bay

Create a simple hanging bird feeder from a few pieces of plywood and a terracotta pot and saucer.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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45 days ago

310 Aucklanders trespassed from libraries between Jan 2016 and Feb 2020

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Stabbing staff with scissors, masturbating, being drunk and having sex are just some of the reasons why 310 people were booted and banned from Auckland Council libraries in the last four years.

The majority of the trespasses were for threatening behaviour (51), abusive behaviour (41), theft (33), … View more
Stabbing staff with scissors, masturbating, being drunk and having sex are just some of the reasons why 310 people were booted and banned from Auckland Council libraries in the last four years.

The majority of the trespasses were for threatening behaviour (51), abusive behaviour (41), theft (33), graffiti tagging (14) and intoxication (nine).

Five people were trespassed from several libraries for multiple offences or where serious types of offending posed significant risk to staff at other sites. Three people were banned from all libraries for offences listed in the article below.

Despite this, an Auckland Council spokeswoman said its libraries were safe and welcoming for Aucklanders wanting to connect, read and learn, and trespass notices were issued in "rare and isolated cases, with no evident patterns". Library staff were trained in conflict awareness.

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