Somerville, Auckland

1 day ago

Rare white and yellow pōhutukawa trees

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo … View more
Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo in the comments or email me the tree's location at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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2 days ago

Take part in the senior road users quiz!

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

Answer five road safety questions and go into the prize draw to win 1 of 3 x $50 Pak'nSave vouchers!

Entries open 12pm Tuesday 24 November 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

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1 day ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

9 hours ago

Eye on Nature Family Day Trail

Lisa Beale from Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust Organisation

Something for your calendar! South Auckland's BIGGEST environmental event, Eye on Nature is back for 2021 :)

On Saturday 27 March from 10am to 4pm join hundreds of Auckland families at this eco educational event offering fun games and activities for all ages.

Set in the beautiful surrounds … View more
Something for your calendar! South Auckland's BIGGEST environmental event, Eye on Nature is back for 2021 :)

On Saturday 27 March from 10am to 4pm join hundreds of Auckland families at this eco educational event offering fun games and activities for all ages.

Set in the beautiful surrounds of Auckland Botanic Gardens, the Eye on Nature Family Day Trail is free and open to the public . The day presents a myriad of whānau-friendly activities, delivered by environmental leaders who are experts in their field to entertain and educate families.

Click the Read More button below for the Facebook event for more details:

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6 days ago

Poll: Do you like the design of the new Team New Zealand's America's Cup vessel?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Meet Team New Zealand's new America's Cup boat.

Te Rehutai was seen foiling under sail on its first outing after its Thursday night launch.

She was towed out from the team's base on Friday morning and got up on her foils while under tow during the planned test programme of … View more
Meet Team New Zealand's new America's Cup boat.

Te Rehutai was seen foiling under sail on its first outing after its Thursday night launch.

She was towed out from the team's base on Friday morning and got up on her foils while under tow during the planned test programme of sailing on the Waitemata Harbour.

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you like the design of the new Team New Zealand's America's Cup vessel?
  • 80.1% Yes
    80.1% Complete
  • 19.9% No
    19.9% Complete
584 votes
20 hours ago

Learn everyday digital skills

Kanorau Digital

Have you got a mobile phone or tablet? Not sure how to work the thing? Let us help you with that.

Our short course will give you the skills to stay digitally connected to your friends and whānau.

• A variety of day and class times to choose from
• Learn with an experienced tutor
• … View more
Have you got a mobile phone or tablet? Not sure how to work the thing? Let us help you with that.

Our short course will give you the skills to stay digitally connected to your friends and whānau.

• A variety of day and class times to choose from
• Learn with an experienced tutor
• No fees

Call us on 0800 KANORAU (526 672) or visit our website.
Find out more

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20 hours ago

Need a Bathroom Makeover?

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today!| If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years’ renovation experience then choose us.

We have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the Builder), Luke (plumber), (Ryan (electrician), Russell (tiler) to do every job right.

Our team follows … View more
Call us today!| If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years’ renovation experience then choose us.

We have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the Builder), Luke (plumber), (Ryan (electrician), Russell (tiler) to do every job right.

Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
Book online

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20 hours ago

Found it!

Santa in the Suburbs

Good spotting - here is today's secret Santa Code...

Now head through to our competition page to enter to win a shopping spree at Farmers.

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3 days ago

Auckland promised a lot to its south, now it's time to deliver

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Making a big difference to lives in the south was a top priority in Auckland's 2012 visionary plan. Despite hard work on the ground, is the promise fulfilled? Read the story below:

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1 day ago

What's On: Life Coaching session (registration required)

Verity from Shelly Park

Join us with Marie Dai, a professionally-trained personal development & business transformation coach, for an informative and interactive intro session. Please contact Highland Park Library to book a spot.
Life Coaching session (registration required)
  • Highland Park Library
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1 day ago

What's On: Nutrimetics Makeup Workshop

Verity from Shelly Park

Come along and join the Nutrimetics team for a makeup demonstration and informative afternoon about, tip, tricks and how to enhance your beauty routine this Christmas.
Nutrimetics Makeup Workshop
  • Highland Park Library
1 day ago

Inter-Me: A workshop for new year 9 students!

Ellie from Howick

Hi everyone!

As some of you may be aware from previous posts, I'm a certified life coach and youth mentor, based in Howick (www.the-bigsisterproject.com) - and I have got something pretty special coming up in 2021 for our 'tweenagers'! :)

For a while now, I've been hearing … View more
Hi everyone!

As some of you may be aware from previous posts, I'm a certified life coach and youth mentor, based in Howick (www.the-bigsisterproject.com) - and I have got something pretty special coming up in 2021 for our 'tweenagers'! :)

For a while now, I've been hearing more and more stories about some of the anxiety that kids are feeling around starting college, and how it's been added to with the impacts of Covid-19. Even children who feel pretty excited about college and have friends going to the same school still have that underlying nervousness about all the changes they'll face. Too many kids are also experiencing bullying, depression, anger, and fear as they try to fit in and be liked. It's tough stuff, and not something they should ever need to go through.

Are your kids in any of these boats? Do you, as a parent, feel ready to take on whatever comes home with your child as they navigate this new territory?

'Inter-me' is going to be a unique, memorable, empowering, and exciting workshop for children who are entering college in 2021. It doesn't matter if they're introverted, extroverted, full of beans, or feeling a little low - there will be something for everyone and it'll be a safe space to develop a sense of confidence and love for themselves!

I remember when I started year 9 and not knowing a single person - it was pretty scary and I would have loved someone to share some stories and give me some tips!

So if you are the parent of or know the parent of a soon-to-be-year-9, have a look and let me know if you'd like to book a space. $85 for the day, lunch, and take-home materials included!!!
*if your child is year 9 going into year 10 but still hasn't found their feet, they are also welcome to come along!
This is running in association with UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture Centre in Howick!

Please RSVP in the event below
www.facebook.com... info inside the event page), or go straight to the tickets page: www.eventbrite.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Body Align EMF Protection

Euan from Howick

Hi
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Hi
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1 day ago

Final session of Dance Yourself Happy for 2020 is tomorrow night.

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Dance Yourself Happy - exercise in disguise.
Thursday. 8:00pm - 9:00pm
All Saints' Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick
FREE ENTRY
We dim the lights, pump up the volume, and dance for 60 minutes.
Our music guru Mari Pettersson adds songs, both old and new, but she's also shaken up… View more
Dance Yourself Happy - exercise in disguise.
Thursday. 8:00pm - 9:00pm
All Saints' Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick
FREE ENTRY
We dim the lights, pump up the volume, and dance for 60 minutes.
Our music guru Mari Pettersson adds songs, both old and new, but she's also shaken up the entire list to reflect our evolving taste as well as the durability of some songs over others.

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1 day ago

Leading Community Organisations workshops tonight

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Our first in a series of Leading Community Organisations workshops begins tonight ( Wednesday, 25 November) at 6:00pm at Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga.
The topic for tonight's session is Managing Staff and Volunteers – People, Process and Practice.
Sandy Thompson from LEAD will … View more
Our first in a series of Leading Community Organisations workshops begins tonight ( Wednesday, 25 November) at 6:00pm at Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga.
The topic for tonight's session is Managing Staff and Volunteers – People, Process and Practice.
Sandy Thompson from LEAD will discuss with you, how to ensure staff and volunteers are supported to be the best they can be This workshop includes coaching approaches, uncovering motivation and performance management.
Places still available.
Please contact admin@mecoss.org.nz
$10pp

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