Takapuna, Auckland

25 minutes ago

Campbells Bay School pōhutukawa trees saved from the chop after local outcry

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours. A grove of pōhutukawa trees that were to be axed to make way for new classrooms have been saved from the chop following local outcry.

The Ministry of Education planned to fell the trees – five pōhutukawa and one Norfolk pine – at Campbells Bay School in Auckland early this … View more
Hi neighbours. A grove of pōhutukawa trees that were to be axed to make way for new classrooms have been saved from the chop following local outcry.

The Ministry of Education planned to fell the trees – five pōhutukawa and one Norfolk pine – at Campbells Bay School in Auckland early this year.

The plans prompted parents and local residents to launch a petition calling for the trees to be saved, and instead design a building which preserves them.

But this month, the Ministry of Education has shared new plans for the classroom block.

It will be set back an additional 4.5 metres from the school’s fence on Aberdeen Rd, meaning the six trees will remain, with some limited root reduction and canopy trimming.

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15 hours ago

Bee pooh

Kenneth from Northcote Point

Maybe some of you watched the Seven Sharp program about bees "pooing" on someones windows? in Whangaparoea....is this what the world has come to? Did you know that bees are absolutely essential to pollination and keeping us alive? But some people just don't care except about there … View moreMaybe some of you watched the Seven Sharp program about bees "pooing" on someones windows? in Whangaparoea....is this what the world has come to? Did you know that bees are absolutely essential to pollination and keeping us alive? But some people just don't care except about there dirty windows....here's an idea....spray something on your glass to make it easier to clean....don't blame the bees OR the beekeepers.....we are all so self absorbed with our LITTLE worlds that we don't look at the big picture...dirty windows...beautiful bees...HONEY!!!!

1 hour ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

William Sanders Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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1 hour ago

A love of learning!

NumberWorks'nWords Takapuna

At NumberWorks'nWords we create a learning environment that children love to come to.

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1 day ago

Oven Cleaner Required

Sue from Devonport

Hi, I need someone to clean an oven this week in Devonport.
If anyone can help please contact Sue 027 285 3537

4 days ago

Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Like many, Sir Ian Taylor learned only at the age of 68 about the Polynesian migrations across the Pacific Ocean. He hopes a new education website will inspire especially maori and pasifika kids they have innovation in their DNA. Did you know the stories? Read below:

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11 hours ago

Maximise your outdoor space!

Shade from Neighbourly Nz

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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11 hours ago

We are open at level 2

Vein and Laser Group

Approximately 35% of our population suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins can lead to leg aching, tiredness, heaviness. Often the long-term problems of swelling, itchiness, leg cramps and ulcers are not recognized as being associated with veins. 

Modern-day treatment is usually … View more
Approximately 35% of our population suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins can lead to leg aching, tiredness, heaviness. Often the long-term problems of swelling, itchiness, leg cramps and ulcers are not recognized as being associated with veins. 

Modern-day treatment is usually non-surgical (injections or laser), and greatly improves a varicose vein sufferer’s quality of life.

Most health insurance companies cover varicose vein treatment but not cosmetic (thread vein) treatment.

At Vein & Laser Dr Elisabeth De Felice will see you for each of your appointments to ensure continuity of care.
 
Please fill in our online form, or contact us on 0800 085 555.
Make an Appointment

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15 hours ago

GEMS AND PEARLS

Kenneth from Northcote Point

Ther's more to life than cash and cars
Spending big with credit cards.


Mobile phones, the latest fashions,
Keeping up with societies fashions.


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Ther's more to life than cash and cars
Spending big with credit cards.


Mobile phones, the latest fashions,
Keeping up with societies fashions.


Joy abounds...if you look around
Peoples faces, sights...and sounds!


Breathe the air, STARE at the clouds
Find a quiet spot to SCREEEAAAMM aloud!


Wrap your arms around a tree
Smell the flowers, for you are free.


Stay up late to watch the moon
In all her grace at midnights noon.


Take some bread, a glass of wine
Some tangy cheese, a taste devine.


We strive for happiness in material things,
Yet stress and anger are all they bring.


We look inside ourselves
And think we'll be happy with gems and pearls.


We came to earth with nothing but love
And when we leave to soar above
We'll take not with us gems and pearls....
But, hopefully, wisdom and love to the netherworld....

19 hours ago

Have you seen Matthew Johnson?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police are appealing to the public for sightings of missing Auckland man Matthew Johnson.

Officers and family members are extremely worried about the 30-year-old who was last seen on Sunday night leaving a Glenfield house, police said.

He may be in Auckland but is also known to the Northland … View more
Police are appealing to the public for sightings of missing Auckland man Matthew Johnson.

Officers and family members are extremely worried about the 30-year-old who was last seen on Sunday night leaving a Glenfield house, police said.

He may be in Auckland but is also known to the Northland area.

He is driving a white 1997 Toyota Carib Z-Touring station wagon.

Johnson is about 170 cm tall, thin, and heavily tattooed on both arms.

He was last seen wearing a dark top, black pants and Nike scuffs.

Johnson has a medical condition that requires frequent medication.

If you have seen him, phone police on 111 or on on 105 quoting file number 210212/2524.

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21 hours ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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1 day ago

Have your say on 10 year plan and local rate proposal

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Please have your say on Council's 10-year plan, including rates levels, infrastructure budgets, council services, impact of COVID-19, climate change, and other issues: akhaveyoursay.nz...

As part of this, the Kaipātiki Local Board is asking whether you would support an additional local rate… View more
Please have your say on Council's 10-year plan, including rates levels, infrastructure budgets, council services, impact of COVID-19, climate change, and other issues: akhaveyoursay.nz...

As part of this, the Kaipātiki Local Board is asking whether you would support an additional local rate to fund one or more of the following local projects that otherwise may take many years to achieve:
* Addressing flooding and seawater inundation at Little Shoal Bay,
* Multi-sport facility and improved aquatic play space at Birkenhead War Memorial Park,
* Commuter and recreational walking and cycling links, such as shared paths, bush tracks, and connections to the Northern Pathway.
If there is support for a local rate, then we will go back out to consultation with more details. Submissions close 22 March.

More information in this OurAuckland article: ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

Drop in session with Kaipātiki Local Board members:
10am-1pm Saturday 13 March, Little Shoal Bay Reserve.

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1 day ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
Learn more

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3 days ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Friends and family still have no answers a year on

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.

Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

1 day ago

Toy Library Awareness Week 2021 promotion!

Yi Kang from Northcote Toy Library

Dear families!
This year, we're celebrating the TLAW by offering a big promotion and having a funny coloring contest!
* ONE month free membership will be added to an existing member, when a new member is referred, maximum TWO months! And the new member will receive a huge Toy Library carrying … View more
Dear families!
This year, we're celebrating the TLAW by offering a big promotion and having a funny coloring contest!
* ONE month free membership will be added to an existing member, when a new member is referred, maximum TWO months! And the new member will receive a huge Toy Library carrying bag as a welcome gift. The promotion ends on 31th March.
* We’d love to get our toy library lighten up by all the colorful artworks from your little artists! We’ll have them pasted on our cupboards, so every time you visit with your little ones, they’ll be delighted to see their works too! Please find the coloring sheet and share with as many families as you can!
The contest ends on 30th March, the result will be revealed on 31th March on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you in the toy library! Have a look at our website northcotetoylibrary.org.nz...
and check all the wonderful toys we have and the new toys that just arrived!

Northcote Toy Library colouring sheet 2021.pdf Download View

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3 days ago

What's On: Genealogy, North Shore Branch

John from Glenfield

Genealogy programs, the options available & how to make them work for you. Visitor welcome $5.00 door fee includes refreshments, further information contact John 444 4175
Genealogy, North Shore Branch
  • Glenfield Senior Citizens Hall, Mayfield Centre
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