30 days ago

Recipe: Sourdough

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Always wanted to try and bake your own bread?
Sourdough is a bread raised by aerobic yeast (yeasts in the atmosphere) that are captured in a mixture of flour and water and fed regularly to keep them alive. There are many different ways to make a sourdough starter — some people insist on using mineral water to feed the starter, others use water from boiled potatoes to get the starter going. It’s very effective to get a cup of someone else’s starter that you can then feed and grow yourself. Other people have sourdough starters that have been handed down through generations, but there’s no need for all that fuss: it’s incredibly easy to make your own.

Read the full recipe and method in the link below!

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2 days ago

Police end physical search for missing French teen Eloi Rolland

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours.
Police say they have exhausted all leads for finding Eloi Rolland, 18, who has been missing from Auckland for almost four months.
The teen, who has limited English, has not been seen since he was captured on CCTV at the Britomart train station on March 7, where he caught a train to New Lynn's Fruitvale Rd station. It's understood he was in the vicinity of Piha Rd and Scenic Drive at 9.18am, but this is where the trail ends.
After more than 1600 hours searching for Rolland, police ended the physical search in May, pending reports of new information or evidence.
Rolland's sister, Aurore Rolland, told Stuff the family were "really sad" the search had been suspended.
"We [are at] the point where we are waiting for a miracle. We believe [he] is not dead in the sea at Piha Beach. Things need to be done, even if we have to search during our entire life."
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11 days ago

Council makes it easier for Aucklanders to collect rainwater

The Team from Auckland Council

In response to the severe water shortages, we are encouraging Aucklanders to install rainwater tanks at home by scrapping resource consent fees.

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2 days ago

Mechanic

Janine from Saint Johns

Hi Neighbours being a female it's hard to find a good fair mechanic who will not take advantage of us when we need our car fixed. I'm looking for a mechanic to fix a transmission leak but i seem to be getting some ridiculous prices. I was told its the seal. I took my car in for a check just after covid and paid for the check. It went in with no leak! And it came back to me with a leak after they topped it up with fluid. That was not a problem I originally had. Now it's a problem! Can you help recommend someone please. My car is my pride and joy. But I don't want to pay a arm and a leg for it.😣 just want a fair price. Thank you.