Rothesay Bay, Auckland

15 days ago

How we all dropped the mask-wearing ball, including our leaders

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, As the latest community case was preparing to take a Covid-19 test, I, and a big group including senior Auckland figures were collectively ignoring advice about mask-wearing on public transport. Read the story below:

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19 days ago

Reno blogging saved one couple $35k... but it didn't come cheap

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I've always thought of reno blogging as a way to document a difficult process in a fun, relatable way. The benefit? Emotional support and maybe advice from folks following your journey - and maybe a little ego bump from showing off your mad wallpapering skills.
If you're lucky, and good,… View more
I've always thought of reno blogging as a way to document a difficult process in a fun, relatable way. The benefit? Emotional support and maybe advice from folks following your journey - and maybe a little ego bump from showing off your mad wallpapering skills.
If you're lucky, and good, you might be given a couple of cans of paint from your local hardware store, to help you on the way - but that would be the icing on the tip of the social media cake.
Few of us would have the energy or knowhow to turn their reno into a part time side hustle that's both creatively fulfilling, and engaging.
But that's exactly what Moochstyle's Shayden and Georgia Whipps have done - with some pawsome help from their gorgeous dog Frankie. They've been blogging their Christchurch villa reno since they bought their home and Shayden shared their story with us for the final episode of First Rung, our podcast. A first time homeowner and renovator, Shayden is such an inspiring guy to chat with. He makes you want to jump in and give it go. Check out his story and let us know what you think.

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16 days ago

Pōhutukawa tree vandalised with saw at Waiake Beach Reserve

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

A large pōhutukawa has had one of its branches chopped off by “vandals” two days after Auckland Council asked for feedback on the tree's future.

Auckland Council and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board started consultation on a branch of a large pōhutukawa tree at the Waiake Beach Reserve… View more
A large pōhutukawa has had one of its branches chopped off by “vandals” two days after Auckland Council asked for feedback on the tree's future.

Auckland Council and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board started consultation on a branch of a large pōhutukawa tree at the Waiake Beach Reserve in Beach Rd on Monday.

The branch in question hangs low over a boardwalk which leads under Beach Rd, leaving 1.4 metres for people to walk under.

By Wednesday, vandals had taken matters into their own hands and lobbed off the branch with a saw, leaving the remains in the estuary below. However, the remainder of the branch still impedes the boardwalk.

“The illegal incident is incredibly disappointing and is being investigated by the council,” head of area operations and community facilities Julie Pickering said.

Anyone with information on the vandalism should contact Auckland Council on 09 301 01 01.

39 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The … View moreKia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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15 days ago

Shorecare officially opens new specialist suite, Korowai Ora

Shorecare Urgent Care Smales Farm

Have you heard the news? Our new specialist wing, Korowai Ora is officially open at Smales Farm!

Local kaumātua, Reverend John Marsden CNZM blessed the new area and led our team in a morning filled with waiata, kai, and whanaungatanga.

The new space will be used to provide a range of new … View more
Have you heard the news? Our new specialist wing, Korowai Ora is officially open at Smales Farm!

Local kaumātua, Reverend John Marsden CNZM blessed the new area and led our team in a morning filled with waiata, kai, and whanaungatanga.

The new space will be used to provide a range of new services to the community, including a dedicated children’s clinic, complex wound clinic, point of care ultrasound, and minor surgery. More to come on these fantastic new services.
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16 days ago

Calling All Seniors - Technology Course for Seniors in Browns Bay, How to Use Your Mobile Phone

Gavin from Browns Bay

"Technology is now the way of the world – which is daunting for seniors as we did not grow up with it like the young ones of today, so who do we go to for instructions for how to cope with it?
I strongly suggest you go to Gavin Tipping’s classes as he is a wonderful tutor and will open up … View more
"Technology is now the way of the world – which is daunting for seniors as we did not grow up with it like the young ones of today, so who do we go to for instructions for how to cope with it?
I strongly suggest you go to Gavin Tipping’s classes as he is a wonderful tutor and will open up a new world for you and give you the knowledge and confidence to operate your mobile phone, laptop and PC home computer.
Gavin has small classes and shares his knowledge with personal attention to make sure you understand technology and its many uses. Gavin is patient and understanding, his classes are very friendly in a relaxed comfortable setting with like-minded people who become friends.
I am amazed at how much I have learnt in a short space of time. Previously I only used my iPhone for texts and phone calls and now I have discovered and learnt how to navigate and use the various applications available. I have also broadened my knowledge and confidence with my laptop and PC computer and found that technology is not as frustrating and overwhelming for me as it had been – in fact I enjoy it! Thank you to my new friend Gavin. Tina (Aged 83)

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16 days ago

COVID-19: New community case has emerged in Auckland

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATED 6.10PM - Thurs 12 November:
- CBD Workers have now been asked to stay home on Friday 13 November.
- Additional locations visited by the community case include Smith & Caugheys, Starbucks and Red Pig Restaurant and Gateau House.

Key locations include:
• A-Z Collections store … View more
UPDATED 6.10PM - Thurs 12 November:
- CBD Workers have now been asked to stay home on Friday 13 November.
- Additional locations visited by the community case include Smith & Caugheys, Starbucks and Red Pig Restaurant and Gateau House.

Key locations include:
• A-Z Collections store on High St
• Vincent Residences at 106 Vincent St
• Red Pig Restaurant on Kitchener St, Saturday 6pm – 8.30pm

The woman also visited the following locations briefly; anyone who was there at the same time is asked to get tested and self-isolate if they are symptomatic:
• Smith and Caughey’s department store on Queen St, Saturday 3.50pm – 6pm
• Starbucks on Queen St, Sunday 11.30am – 11.45am
• Sunnytown Restaurant on Lorne St, Sunday 11.30am – 11.45am
• The Gateau House at 332 Queen St, Sunday 6.40pm – 6.50pm

For a full list of locations click here.
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One new coronavirus community case has been confirmed today in Auckland. The AUT student became symptomatic on Monday 9 November and was tested late on 10 November.

During this time they were working at A - Z Collection on High Street from November 8 to November 11, however did not attend the university. Other locations visited by

The Ministry of Health states they are investigating the source of this new community case and are asking people who may have visited A-Z Collections store on High St and 106 Vincent Street from November 7 to the November 12 to isolate and get advice on being tested even if asymptomatic, as well as staying isolated until test results are returned.

Further information will emerge once this person has been interviewed to share any further locations of concern.

If you are sick you can ring Healthline’s dedicated number 0800 358 5453 for any advice and you can find testing locations on the Auckland Regional Public Health Service website.

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16 days ago

Let's work together to make Aotearoa New Zealand a more compassionate place.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To address any issue in our community we need to know what we're up against.

Here's some simple ways you can help to end family violence:

+ Learn! The first step to change is awareness

+ Share facts, resources and helplines
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To address any issue in our community we need to know what we're up against.

Here's some simple ways you can help to end family violence:

+ Learn! The first step to change is awareness

+ Share facts, resources and helplines

+ Know the signs. Family violence can affect anyone

+ When you see it, report it to New Zealand Police

+ Support victims: check-in regularly, listen, refer

+ Volunteer / make a donation to a relevant charity

22 days ago

What weird and wacky things have you been doing to conserve water?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Summer is hot on our heels, however Auckland is still facing a water shortage and Watercare is asking us to save 20 litres of water per day each. The usual water-saving suggestions include turning the tap off while brushing your teeth or collecting cold water from the shower for the garden, but … View moreSummer is hot on our heels, however Auckland is still facing a water shortage and Watercare is asking us to save 20 litres of water per day each. The usual water-saving suggestions include turning the tap off while brushing your teeth or collecting cold water from the shower for the garden, but we'd like to hear from those who going the extra mile to minimise their water usage.

What weird and wacky things have you been doing to conserve water? Flick me an email at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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16 days ago

Respite care when you need it

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care lets you experience Ryman’s dedicated care teams and the togetherness of village communities. Whether you need rehabilitation or support for family during the holidays.

Respite care is offered in rest-home, hospital and dementia-level care. Being there is just one … View more
Time spent in respite care lets you experience Ryman’s dedicated care teams and the togetherness of village communities. Whether you need rehabilitation or support for family during the holidays.

Respite care is offered in rest-home, hospital and dementia-level care. Being there is just one of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
Learn more

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16 days ago

Vaping laws welcomed

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

The Cancer Society is pleased new vaping laws will finally put an end to the marketing of highly addictive products to children and non-smokers.

From November 11, it will be illegal to sell vapes to under 18’s and advertising and sponsorship of vaping products will be banned altogether. Vaping… View more
The Cancer Society is pleased new vaping laws will finally put an end to the marketing of highly addictive products to children and non-smokers.

From November 11, it will be illegal to sell vapes to under 18’s and advertising and sponsorship of vaping products will be banned altogether. Vaping will also be banned in legislated smoke-free areas such as:

- indoor workplaces
- cafes and pubs
- schools and early childhood centres
- public transport.

We think that everyone, especially parents need to be aware that vapes are now R18 and can’t be used in schools.

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16 days ago

Community BBQ

The Team from Neighbourhood Support North Shore Inc

We are in need of a few volunteers who could spare some time on Saturday the 21st Nov from 9am -12pm and from 12pm -4pm to help with our Community BBQ 🌭at Bunnings on Constellation Dr.
If you can help please get in touch at admin@neighbourhood.org.nz
Thank you in advance 🤗 🏘

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16 days ago

Hope for Hollie

Robyn from Torbay - Long Bay

We have two fun children’s book (they have been written and illustrated locally.)
Cost per book is $12.00 each (approx. retail value $21) (delivery via NZ Post is $4.00 extra) – or if you live between Long Bay and Milford, Auckland, we will deliver to you).

• Pre- orders only can be ordered… View more
We have two fun children’s book (they have been written and illustrated locally.)
Cost per book is $12.00 each (approx. retail value $21) (delivery via NZ Post is $4.00 extra) – or if you live between Long Bay and Milford, Auckland, we will deliver to you).

• Pre- orders only can be ordered by emailing longlegs.creations@gmail.com. or phoning Robyn on 0211161231.

• Delivery early/mid December - these books would be great stocking fillers, secret Santa’s etc.

• We estimate that the reading age for the books is about 4-9 years old

• Full payment and delivery can be made from early December when books are available.

•WE ARE DONATING ALL PROFITS OF OUR CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES TO "HOPE FOR HOLLIE"

Hollie Beattie is a beautiful 7 year old Torbay girl who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma. Despite receiving treatment for the last 2 years, the doctors have advised that they have exhausted treatment options in NZ and the last remaining option for a cure is a trial treatment that will need to be undertaken in Spain.

The costs associated of this are estimated to be at least of $400,000.

Price: $12

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16 days ago

Hope for Hollie

Robyn from Torbay - Long Bay

We have two fun children’s book (they have been written and illustrated locally.)

• Cost per book is $12.00 each (approx. retail value $21) (delivery via NZ Post is $4.00 extra) – although if you live between Long Bay and Milford, Auckland, we will deliver to you.

Pre- orders … View more
We have two fun children’s book (they have been written and illustrated locally.)

• Cost per book is $12.00 each (approx. retail value $21) (delivery via NZ Post is $4.00 extra) – although if you live between Long Bay and Milford, Auckland, we will deliver to you.

Pre- orders only can be ordered by emailing longlegs.creations@gmail.com. or phone Robyn on 021 116 1231

• Delivery early/mid December These books be great stocking fillers, secret Santa’s etc.

• We estimate that the reading age for the books is about 4-9 years old

• Full payment and delivery can be made from Early Dec when books are available

• We are donating all profits of our children’s book series to “Hope for Hollie.” -

Hollie Beattie is a beautiful 7 year old who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma. Despite receiving treatment for the last 2 years, the doctors have advised that they have exhausted treatment options in NZ and the last remaining option for a cure is a trial treatment that will need to be undertaken in Spain.

The costs associated of this are estimated to be at least of $400,000.

Price: $12

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27 days ago

Happy 10th birthday Auckland Council, or is it?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Today, November 1, is the 10th anniversary of the amalgamation of eight local bodies to form the Auckland Council. Much was promised, do you think it is working? Read the story below:

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