Swanson, Auckland

18 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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15 days ago

A few of the things open in my garden at the moment. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Photo 1: Purple freesia flower. Photo 2: Three yellow daffodils. Photo 3: "fried egg" (orange & white) daffodil. Photo 4: Little purple & white alyssum flowers. 😃 Photo 5: A cute little pink, dark red & white carnation. 😃

4 hours ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
Read more

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4 hours ago

PayAsUGO is your flexible wheelie bin service

Waste Management

No more bin tags needed to get rid of your waste. PayAsUGO is a great alternative to the Council bin tag.

We will deliver a bin direct to you, and you choose how often it’s collected. Pause your service 48 hours before your scheduled collection and you won’t be charged.

Terms and … View more
No more bin tags needed to get rid of your waste. PayAsUGO is a great alternative to the Council bin tag.

We will deliver a bin direct to you, and you choose how often it’s collected. Pause your service 48 hours before your scheduled collection and you won’t be charged.

Terms and Conditions:
*Waste Management prices based on cost per collection. Council bin tag price based on Council recommend retail price for 140 Litre & 240 Litre bin tags. Accurate as of 17 September 2020.

Auckland Council bin tag service available in North Shore, West Auckland and Papakura.
Book now

6 hours ago

Just a thought ... 🤭😏

Fiona from Henderson

Can we all agree that in 2015 not a single person got the correct answer to, "Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?"

9 hours ago

My most BEAUTIFUL dreamcatcher to date. 😃 It's SO BEAUTIFUL I think I'm gonna keep it. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Made with a piece of curly silver ribbon I found on the lawn left by the birds on my birthday (the Monday just gone!!!) wrapped round some loops of 24 gauge wire (forms the hoop), some transparent 0.5mm thick stretchy jelly elastic (the web part, and the tie to the safety pin, which I Blu-Tacked … View moreMade with a piece of curly silver ribbon I found on the lawn left by the birds on my birthday (the Monday just gone!!!) wrapped round some loops of 24 gauge wire (forms the hoop), some transparent 0.5mm thick stretchy jelly elastic (the web part, and the tie to the safety pin, which I Blu-Tacked onto a shelf of my computer table! 😃) and some very thin transparent nylon thread (to attach the feathers), some iridescently-painted transparent odd-shaped glass beads from a packet, and some white feathers (also shed by the pigeons on the front lawn). 😃

1 day ago

One of my Dutch irises - a white one - is out today. 😃 Also, two more new additions to my garden. 😃

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Photo 1: My white Dutch iris, the first one open this season. 😃
Photo 2: My two newest additions to my garden - two blueberry plants of two different varieties, both of the Rabbiteye type. It's a small bush, which grows to 1m x 1.5m at the largest - so is the easiest to keep in a … View more
Photo 1: My white Dutch iris, the first one open this season. 😃
Photo 2: My two newest additions to my garden - two blueberry plants of two different varieties, both of the Rabbiteye type. It's a small bush, which grows to 1m x 1.5m at the largest - so is the easiest to keep in a tub/barrel, like I have them both in here. 😃
Photo 3: Blueberry Tasty Blue variety - of the Rabbiteye type. 😃
Photo 4: Blueberry Blue Dawn variety - also of the Rabbiteye type. 😃 Rabbiteye type plants ARE self-fertile, but you will need at least two different varieties of the Rabbiteye type to cross-pollinate and increase crop yield and fruit size, so I've bought two compatible types from Mitre 10. Check the labels on the plants when choosing which varieties to buy, so that you know which varieties will go with which. Plant them at least 1.5 metres apart if planting them in the ground, as this is how big these plants will grow, and position them no further than 20 metres apart, so that the bees can find them and share the pollen between them so that they will cross-pollinate.
Blueberries like acidic soil to grow in (so that they will produce fruit), so that's why you're best to plant them in tubs or wooden (or other material) barrels like I have (that, and they're awesomest to plant that way!!! 😃). I put Tui compost in the bottom, Tui strawberry mix/potting mix at the top, mixed with Hauraki Gold peat moss and sheep pellets. I watered it in well with Yates Thrive liquid seaweed citrus food & Seasol seaweed solution, diluted with water in a watering can. Blueberry plants take a while to fruit, so by the third year, when they get big enough, you should have fruit. 😃

13 hours ago

Make-up

Charmaine from Swanson

Some new some have a little left. Mainly just tested.

Price: $45

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13 hours ago

Converse Unisex

Charmaine from Swanson

Only worn once for short period of time. Like new so grab a bargain as they retail for $120

Price: $50

1 day ago

🔗⛵All fixed now🚤🔗

Fiona from Henderson

There we go, a couple metres of duct tape, a truck load of number eight wire, one night to fix the Auckland Harbour Bridge, a bit of spit and polish and tah dah ... we have a wind resistant bridge now ... happy days😄😂😄😂

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4 days ago

First mobile plasma collection blood drive comes to Henderson

Tori Tokalau Reporter from Western Leader

Hi Neighbours,

West Auckland will host New Zealand's first ever mobile plasma blood drive this week at Henderson's Trusts Arena on October 19-23.

The blood drive is a push by New Zealand Blood Service to ramp up plasma donation accessibility around the country ahead of surging demand.… View more
Hi Neighbours,

West Auckland will host New Zealand's first ever mobile plasma blood drive this week at Henderson's Trusts Arena on October 19-23.

The blood drive is a push by New Zealand Blood Service to ramp up plasma donation accessibility around the country ahead of surging demand.

Henderson's event will allow 150 whole blood donors who meet the plasma eligibility criteria to donate at a mobile drive for the first time.

It will begin at 8am to 1.30pm and people can sign up to donate here: www.nzblood.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
Enquire now

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1 day ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

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3 days ago

What's On: Auckland Herb Society Spring Seminar

Kirstie from West Harbour

Jane Wigglesworth will talk on improving your sleep. Tracey Sunderland will talk on natural flavours. Members $5, Visitors $10 includes morning tea. No eftpos. Plant sales. No bookings required. ph:0274161047
Auckland Herb Society Spring Seminar
  • Horticulture Centre
1 day ago

Preparing for the rest of the debates

Fiona from Henderson

Here is a link that show the dates of the all the debates to come by the leaders and the various other parties etc ...
www.stuff.co.nz...
Also, I have added a bingo board for those who are having small parties for the debates.
You might as well have fun while watching/listening to them … View more
Here is a link that show the dates of the all the debates to come by the leaders and the various other parties etc ...
www.stuff.co.nz...
Also, I have added a bingo board for those who are having small parties for the debates.
You might as well have fun while watching/listening to them 😃😄😃😄

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4 days ago

Coronavirus is more of a reason to sort out the stadium

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's easy to say things shouldn't be done because we need to focus on Covid-19 elimination, but maybe that's more of an argument to sort out the stadium plan. Read the story below.

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