Sunnyvale, Auckland

4 hours ago

Poll: Do you support Auckland Transport’s proposal to reduce speed limits on roads?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Auckland Transport is looking for feedback on its proposal to reduce the speed limit on 800 roads across the region.

The changes involve 462 roads near 57 schools and 208 rural roads.

It includes roads in Ōtara Town Centre, residential roads in Manurewa and roads in Ponsonby and Freemans … View more
Auckland Transport is looking for feedback on its proposal to reduce the speed limit on 800 roads across the region.

The changes involve 462 roads near 57 schools and 208 rural roads.

It includes roads in Ōtara Town Centre, residential roads in Manurewa and roads in Ponsonby and Freemans Bay.

Do you support Auckland Transport’s proposal to reduce speed limits on roads?

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Do you support Auckland Transport’s proposal to reduce speed limits on roads?
  • 43.1% Yes
    43.1% Complete
  • 56.9% No
    56.9% Complete
116 votes
3 hours ago

Come work with us!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks … View more
OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks and connections. We are looking for 13 Neighbours Day Aotearoa Connectors to join the team and help us activate NDA across the motu.

What the role could involve?

- Meeting with a community local group and encouraging them to hold an event
- Visiting a local library to drop off posters
- Spreading the Neighbours Day Aotearoa message at your local Marae
- Chatting with people in the street and encouraging them to do something neighbourly
- Stopping by the community garden to let them know about the Neighbours Day theme for 2022

We have a dedicated team that will work alongside you and training is provided. www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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1 hour ago

What's On: Going West, Escape Rooms

Rebecca from Grey Lynn

Join Octavia Cade, Lee Murray, and Nalini Singh in conversation with Jack Remiel Cottrell, discussing the divide between literary and genre fiction, and what makes genre writing in Aotearoa unique.
Going West, Escape Rooms
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1 hour ago

What's On: Going West, Behind the Blinds

Rebecca from Grey Lynn

Going West is free to view online. Join Jackie Clark in conversation with Carol Hirschfeld, with readings from Her Say read by Renee Lyons.
Going West, Behind the Blinds
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1 hour ago

What's On: Going West - Dangerous Truths

Rebecca from Grey Lynn

Going West is free to view online. Join Airini Beautrais and Rosetta Allan in conversation with Michelle Elvy discussing Dangerous Truths.
Going West - Dangerous Truths
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20 hours ago

To bribe or not to bribe? That is the question🤔

Fiona from Henderson

Not sure where to start, but here goes …

The pressure for all of us, well not all of us but a vast majority of us, to get vaccinated for not only our own benefit, health and wellbeing, but also for good of the whole nation and mankind (so to speak), has been all over every single news outlet, … View more
Not sure where to start, but here goes …

The pressure for all of us, well not all of us but a vast majority of us, to get vaccinated for not only our own benefit, health and wellbeing, but also for good of the whole nation and mankind (so to speak), has been all over every single news outlet, social media platforms, online services etc …

It began with a trickle for us to trot down to the vaccination place to get our first vaccination.
Some have even had their second dose of the vaccination – well done.

Now, slowly but surely the speed has ramped up. The numbers have increased for those who have now entered the ‘vaccinated club’, again well done.

There will be those who refuse to get vaccinated for whatever reason, whether it is personal or medical. I do struggle understanding with the personal reasons but will respect their choice.

The public push to get the percentages up to get vaccinated is almost at full speed, and it’s been ‘interesting’ for lack of a better word right now, to watch this.

Those of us who have joined the vaccinated club, did so not only out of duty for our fellow mankind, but more importantly, to try and keep ourselves alive during this nightmare pandemic.

What I’m struggling with now regarding the push to get vaccinated, is the hand holding, the enticements, the bribes and the rewards the soon to be freshly vaccinated people are now being offered e.g. a car, a holiday, extra money in the pay packet, food etc …

Will all of those people who have already been vaccinated be getting any rewards that are currently on offer, to congratulate us for being responsible adults and stepping up early to get vaccinated?
Will we heck!

So why are they bribing people to get vaccinated now?
Has it shown to be an effective way of getting those bodies through the door?
Or has it merely shown people's greed?
When they start talking about vaccinating people in the fast food drive through, you know it’s becoming desperate.

We need to find a way that works for the whole of New Zealand, each and everyone of us. We can’t fix the world, but we sure as heck can start to fix ourselves here in New Zealand and prepare our loved ones around us to do the same.

I wish I knew the right answer on this or how to motivate people to get in with the rest of us in the vaccinated club, believe me, I’ve sat here for ages trying to think of a solution that would appease both sides, but I can’t.

All I know is that there will be people who will point the finger at the Government, at the Department of Health, at overseas stats, at the delay in getting the vaccine; HOWEVER none of those niggles that those people always throw out there have anything to do with this.

Do we really need to be enticed, bribed or even rewarded for doing something that will keep each of us alive in the long run?

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1 hour ago

Tegel recalls patties due to undeclared allergen

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or … View more
Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume the product.

Here's what you need to know:

- The batch marking on the affected product is 81242, with a AUG 2022 best before date.
- The product is sold across New Zealand at the following supermarkets
Countdown: North and South Island
SuperValue: North Island
FreshChoice: North and South Island
New World: Balclutha
Pak'n Save: Upper North Island
Four Square: Upper North Island

Consumers with any questions are advised to contact Tegel Foods Limited on 0800 24 42 536.

Find more information on this recall by visiting the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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2 hours ago

Wooden Stairs

Anita from Titirangi

We'd love some old wooden stairs that may be being chucked out during local renovations. It's for a children's hut we're building.

Free

4 days ago

SECOND HAND STUFF

Eivon from Glen Eden

Hi everyone!! E here ☺

I'll be posting a bunch of second hand stuff I'll be selling starting tomorrow. They are all in good condition, so if you like anything, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Thank you 🤗

3 hours ago

Prime Minister outlines new categories of permitted travel across alert level 3 Auckland boundary

Brian from New Lynn

From Wednesday, she said people will be able to travel across the Auckland boundary and into a level 2 environment if they are:
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***relocating permanently, either to move into a new property that they've purchased or rented, to start a new job,… View more
From Wednesday, she said people will be able to travel across the Auckland boundary and into a level 2 environment if they are:
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***relocating permanently, either to move into a new property that they've purchased or rented, to start a new job, or to travel to a tertiary education residence

***if they have shared caregiving arrangements, for instance joint custody of a child

***if they're returning home from alert level 3 to an alert level 2 environment

There are rules.
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"If you're leaving Auckland and not returning, you need to get a negative test within 72 hours before your departure. That's the same requirement as those who are already permitted to move across the border," Ardern said.

"For those who are crossing the boundary for shared caregiving arrangements, because this involves more back and forth travel, they'll need to have a test within seven days of each crossing, the same requirement for those moving freight or part of essential work."

All must carry proof of the need to travel and cannot be sick.

Ardern said travel for funerals and tangi will still only be considered on a case-by-case basis, because they are considered risky in terms of potential transmission of COVID-19.
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4 hours ago

DEEP CLEAN

Gail from Henderson

Does anybody know what a 'deep clean' entails in a shop, hospital or anywhere. We hear about it often but have not been told exactly what it is. One 'deep clean' is not always anothers 'deep clean'.

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5 hours ago

Childs Equestrian safety vest and a new whip

Peter from Henderson

Equestrian safety vest with a new whip ,
Chevalier Size 10,
new condition,
pick up Henderson heights

Price: $60

8 hours ago

What does the maramataka say about when to sow and grow?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours and gardeners,

Dr Nick Roskruge, a professor of ethnobotany at Massey University’s School of Agriculture & Environment, explains what the maramataka says about kōanga (spring).

16 hours ago

Enjoy the good life

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of … View more
Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer.
The feeling of togetherness is the icing on the cake for residents, this is enhanced by a variety of outings, regular transport options and opportunities to join in with activities when you feel like it.
Learn more

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5 days ago

Bus driver beaten within an inch of his life in 'unprovoked attack'😢😡

Fiona from Henderson

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!!!!!

A man has been arrested after a 'violent and unprovoked attack' that left an Auckland bus driver fighting for his life.

This is his second serious assault on him in less than a month.
In August, this poor driver was brutally assaulted by three youths in … View more
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!!!!!

A man has been arrested after a 'violent and unprovoked attack' that left an Auckland bus driver fighting for his life.

This is his second serious assault on him in less than a month.
In August, this poor driver was brutally assaulted by three youths in Henderson.
Enough is ENOUGH!!!
Lock up the assailant and throw away the damn key!!

How on earth our our valued essential workers supposed to feel safe if thugs like this are still roaming the damn streets?

www.msn.com...

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2 days ago

Just cooking up some rhubarb, lemonbalm and apple (the first two ingredients are from my own garden), I don't know how it will turn out but probably good. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

They were in my fridge and needed using up, so I chopped 'em up and am slow-cooking them/stewing them in the wok which I use for cooking everything (including marmalade! I clean it out well between uses though). I've stewed/boiled each of the three ingredients by themselves in the past … View moreThey were in my fridge and needed using up, so I chopped 'em up and am slow-cooking them/stewing them in the wok which I use for cooking everything (including marmalade! I clean it out well between uses though). I've stewed/boiled each of the three ingredients by themselves in the past and it turned out well, and a friend was stewing rhubarb and apple the other week, so thought I would do the same and use up what I had in my fridge! 😃 YES, I am cooking it with the lid on, but you can't see through the steamy lid so I took it off so you could see the individual ingredients! 😃 Enjoy!!!!!!!! 😃

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