Rothesay Bay, Auckland

50 days ago

Onewa Rd T3 lane to get 68 new cameras to catch drivers breaking rules

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Onewa Rd's controversial transit lane is set to get 68 cameras to better enforce the rules and combat abuse against Auckland Transport staff.

The 2.3 kilometre road has 17 transit zones – nine towards the city and eight towards Birkenhead - which can only be used by cars with three or more … View more
Onewa Rd's controversial transit lane is set to get 68 cameras to better enforce the rules and combat abuse against Auckland Transport staff.

The 2.3 kilometre road has 17 transit zones – nine towards the city and eight towards Birkenhead - which can only be used by cars with three or more passengers between 6.30am and 9am, and 4pm-6pm, Monday to Friday.

The current enforcement method involves Auckland Transport staff standing on the side of the road with a camera, however a spokesman said that put them at risk of being abused by angry motorists.

The new cameras will allow for more consistent monitoring of the lanes, the spokesman added.

Each of the 17 transit zones will have one remote monitoring unit, each containing four cameras.

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30 days ago
31 days ago

Freshen your curtains from stains and lingering odours

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

Mildew and mould spores have long been recognised as a serious health hazard. Protect your family’s health and have your curtains cleaned the experts at Textile Curtain Cleaning.

We know how to remove unsightly stains, mildew and mould spores that leave your curtains and blinds looking less … View more
Mildew and mould spores have long been recognised as a serious health hazard. Protect your family’s health and have your curtains cleaned the experts at Textile Curtain Cleaning.

We know how to remove unsightly stains, mildew and mould spores that leave your curtains and blinds looking less than their best. Because your window furnishings are valuable, and must be carefully maintained, you can trust our experienced team to professionally clean your curtains, drapes and blinds.

We are specialists in mildew and stain removal from curtains and blinds (Roman & Austrian blinds included).

Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm, for your convenience.
Temporary curtains available at no charge!
Call us on 09 473 5350.
Find out more

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31 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter - April edition out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through … View more
The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through fitness.

There’s also some advice on why Daylight Saving might be making you groggy and what you can do about it.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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32 days ago

Maximise your outdoor space!

Shade Design

At Shade Design we are a family-focused company along with offering the best products and service at the most affordable prices in the industry.

With our experienced and friendly team, we pride ourselves on making sure you only have the best experience working with us and that you can’t help … View more
At Shade Design we are a family-focused company along with offering the best products and service at the most affordable prices in the industry.

With our experienced and friendly team, we pride ourselves on making sure you only have the best experience working with us and that you can’t help yourself but tell all your family and friends.

With our custom aluminium frames and awnings, we stand by our products and offer a 5-year warranty.
Visit us online

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32 days ago

Sustainable shopping for every whānau

The Warehouse

A more sustainable Aotearoa begins with the choices each Kiwi makes, and our customers have asked us to help them make those choices easier when they’re shopping for their families.

At The Warehouse, you’ll find an ever-growing range of products that are kinder to our planet.

Right now … View more
A more sustainable Aotearoa begins with the choices each Kiwi makes, and our customers have asked us to help them make those choices easier when they’re shopping for their families.

At The Warehouse, you’ll find an ever-growing range of products that are kinder to our planet.

Right now we’re at 8,000 and counting – and with 5,000 of them available for just $20 or less, sustainable is more affordable than ever.
Find out more

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32 days ago

The winners are...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora neighbours,

Just a quick update from us - the Neighbourly team have cleared out the prize drawer and we've got five $100 Prezzy® Cards to give away. Check out if you're one of the winners below and if you recognise any of your neighbours, be sure to let them know!

- Kirsten… View more
Kia ora neighbours,

Just a quick update from us - the Neighbourly team have cleared out the prize drawer and we've got five $100 Prezzy® Cards to give away. Check out if you're one of the winners below and if you recognise any of your neighbours, be sure to let them know!

- Kirsten Williams from Strowan
- Hameed Mohammed from Royal Oak
- Helen Garwood from Kimbolton
- Alannah Schlaadt from Rangiora
- Tamati Read from Tāupo

Claim your prize by getting in touch with us at helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz and your share of $500 will be coming your way.

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33 days ago

Are you living with foot pain?

Corrective Foot Solutions

Having foot and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to keep up with family or even complete basic tasks around the house.

Fix the problem so you can enjoy being active again.

Fortunately, at Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle hands-on technique to … View more
Having foot and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to keep up with family or even complete basic tasks around the house.

Fix the problem so you can enjoy being active again.

Fortunately, at Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle hands-on technique to effectively treat and fix foot problems without the need for surgery, orthotics or pain killers.

We use foot mobilisation therapy to correct the underlying causes of your foot pain by working on the misalignments in the foot, as well as strengthening the weakened muscles around the joints for long term relief.

We’ve decided to run a SPECIAL OFFER for foot pain sufferers.
“Foot Pain Assessment” for only $30 (Worth $85).
Offer valid 14/04/2020 - 14/05/2021.

Address - Level 3, 272 Parnell Road, Parnell.
Call us on - 09 212 9250.
Find out more

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33 days ago

Rice cookers

Jay from Castor Bay

Emptying my garage found several rice cookers all working.
Need them gone so happy to sell all or one.
Price negotiable

Negotiable

33 days ago

Vinyl layer needed

Marian from Rothesay Bay

Does any no of a reliable vinyl layer for a small job

34 days ago

Faces of Cairo exhibition

Ilan from Castor Bay

Faces of Cairo (ilanwittenberg.com...) takes you on a tour of the land and its people, the streets, the markets, the African desert, and the path of history.
Cairo is chaos at its most magnificent, infuriating, and beautiful. From above, the distorted roar of the muezzins' call to prayer, … View more
Faces of Cairo (ilanwittenberg.com...) takes you on a tour of the land and its people, the streets, the markets, the African desert, and the path of history.
Cairo is chaos at its most magnificent, infuriating, and beautiful. From above, the distorted roar of the muezzins' call to prayer, echoes-out from duelling minarets. Below, car horns bellow tuneless symphonies amid avenues of faded Nineteenth-century grandeur, while donkey carts rattle down dusty lanes, lined with colossal monuments. Cairo’s constant buzz is a product of its 30 million inhabitants, simultaneously stretching its infrastructure, crushing it under their collective weight. The smog is heavy, and car-toots are overwhelming, but its energy is stimulating and exhilarating!
In January 2020, I was privileged to visit the ancient city to tell the story of its people. What stood-out to me the most was how friendly people were. I first shook their hands warmly and then asked in Arabic: “Mumken Sura? Can I take your photo?” I gave people my full attention and most were delighted to have their portrait taken, especially once they learned that I come from New Zealand. I then showed them the image on the back of my camera which made them feel honoured and respected.

I consider it a real privilege to be able to share these glimpses into their lives. I wanted to visit Cairo for a long time and was delighted when the opportunity came. I always admired the long and rich history of Egypt and found the experience of modern-day Cairo to be incredible in its own right. The whole city buzzes with all kinds of different people. Despite the daily grind and the economic hardship, they all share a wonderful faith in a better future.

This is a documentary collection. Most of the photos had little or no retouching. I asked people to look straight into my camera, so these are not candid photos. The strength of this series is in giving viewers a rare opportunity to connect with the common Egyptian people in their natural environment. This diverse group of individuals serves as a timely reminder that, despite our many cultural differences, we can unite through the power of photography.

The work is a celebration of our shared values: hard work, the importance of family and caring for each other as a community. I hope that through this portfolio viewers learn more about the Egyptian people. In sharing this series, I encourage viewers to show empathy: to accept others and to recognise the value of cultural diversity. We would all experience an enhanced sense of humanity if we took the time to appreciate interactions which allow us to discover the world beyond our familiar boundaries. We are all wonderfully unique, yet, at the same time, we are remarkably similar.

I present these photographs in timeless monochrome, to ensure consistency and flow amidst the chaos and clutter of the busy environment. My aim is to create an authentic portfolio of diverse individuals in a foreign land. My goal is to tell their stories using a clear narrative style and enduring quality. The photos are crisp and sharp, to allow the details to inspire your imagination and to evoke emotions. I hope that you will experience the special atmosphere and connect with the people.

Where: Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

Opening Event: Wednesday 5-May, 5-9pm

Artist Talk: Saturday 15 May, 11am

Portraiture Workshop: Saturday 15 May, 1pm

May 5 - June 3, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

34 days ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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35 days ago

Free Composting Workshops

The Team from Auckland Council

Traditional Bins | Bokashi | Worm Farms
New to composting? Learn how simple it is to start composting at home, and how to access a $40 discount on a system that suits your needs. Through composting, you can reduce organic waste sent to landfill and provide food for your soil!

Compost Collective… View more
Traditional Bins | Bokashi | Worm Farms
New to composting? Learn how simple it is to start composting at home, and how to access a $40 discount on a system that suits your needs. Through composting, you can reduce organic waste sent to landfill and provide food for your soil!

Compost Collective workshops are held Auckland-wide. To find one near you and book your place visit compostcollective.org.nz/workshops.

There's lots to dig about composting.
Learn more

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35 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - don't forget!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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37 days ago

Milford Reserve Nets Upgrade

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The old toilet and changing room block at Milford Reserve is earmarked for a facelift.

Work is expected to start in mid-April to replace the longstanding brick building with a modern building.

The $1.2 million project will see eight new toilets, two showers, a double external shower, two changing… View more
The old toilet and changing room block at Milford Reserve is earmarked for a facelift.

Work is expected to start in mid-April to replace the longstanding brick building with a modern building.

The $1.2 million project will see eight new toilets, two showers, a double external shower, two changing rooms, a drinking station and a new seating area.

The building will have a beach-themed exterior in response to community feedback.

The old brick building had served users well but had reached the end of its life, said Devonport Takapuna Local Board chair Aidan Bennett.

“In 2018 we sought feedback from the community on what they would like to see here so I am sure everyone is excited to see it get underway.”

The areas will be fenced off during construction and four portaloos will be installed in the reserve for public use.

Construction is expected to take about three months, pending weather conditions.

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