Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

17 days ago

Students call for Government's response to Covid-19 to be green

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Western Leader

An Auckland School Strike 4 Climate leader says the coronavirus pandemic is a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for action against climate change. The group has penned a letter to the Government urging it to prioritise green solutions in its response to Covid-19. Avondale College student … View moreAn Auckland School Strike 4 Climate leader says the coronavirus pandemic is a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for action against climate change. The group has penned a letter to the Government urging it to prioritise green solutions in its response to Covid-19. Avondale College student Coco Green-Lovatt, who is one of the leaders of the campaign, says the way New Zealanders has united and made sacrifices to fight coronavirus gives her hope for similar action against climate change.

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17 days ago

Nominate your Kind Neighbour and win!

AMI Insurance

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community, or has shown kindness during lockdown? Head over to the AMI Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 Prezzy® card! Nominate now

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17 days ago

Paint a school desk

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a … View more
Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a great way to introduce pops of colour that you might not be brave enough to attempt on a larger scale.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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18 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

18 days ago

Thinking you could use an upgrade?

Refresh Renovations

From all the time being spent at home recently, have you noticed something that needs to be renovated in your house?

We have the expertise to ensure that your home renovation project looks fantastic - and is delivered on time and on budget .

We can work with you now to start the process of … View more
From all the time being spent at home recently, have you noticed something that needs to be renovated in your house?

We have the expertise to ensure that your home renovation project looks fantastic - and is delivered on time and on budget .

We can work with you now to start the process of creating the space you’ll enjoy.
Enquire now

18 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car. Support your local business

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

AAA Auto parts are back in business and they continue to pick the cars under Level 3 with the health & safety precautions.

Maintaining a safe distance, single man towing, washing hands regularly in the yard, sanitizer in the towing truck, mask and gloves on at all times.

AAA Auto parts … View more
AAA Auto parts are back in business and they continue to pick the cars under Level 3 with the health & safety precautions.

Maintaining a safe distance, single man towing, washing hands regularly in the yard, sanitizer in the towing truck, mask and gloves on at all times.

AAA Auto parts are offering the best rates in the market to pick up the old cars for the next one month due to COVID19 situation.

Support your local buyer. Instant cash. Best rates guaranteed for your unwanted cars and free removal of cars.

Instant Cash for your wrecked car

Call us 0800 500 001
Find out more

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21 days ago

An appropriate analogy😏

Fiona from Henderson

After listening to various people speaking either on television or radio and reading various articles from so many different reliable sources, I am so surprised at how many couch experts we have in various blogs, websites etc ...
As Jacinda so correctly said this morning (while putting Duncan … View more
After listening to various people speaking either on television or radio and reading various articles from so many different reliable sources, I am so surprised at how many couch experts we have in various blogs, websites etc ...
As Jacinda so correctly said this morning (while putting Duncan Garner in his place), "I didn't realise you were an epidemiologist - congratulations on your new qualification"
Even though this may have been a tad immature, I am sure that she (like so many of us) is fed up to our back teeth with all of these so called experts demanding that we rapidly descend to a lower level faster than we should be, all because they seem to think that they know best.
If we bend to the will of these couch experts, then we will find ourselves back into lockdown, just like quite a few countries are doing as I write this.

Is this hard on us? Yes
Are we over this dreadful scenario? Yes
Is this hard on the economy? Yes
Do we want to beat this and come through the other side without slipping back to Level 4? Yes
So, we do need to be strong, help one another, be supportive and not judgemental of those who are tasked to making the really hard decisions. We wouldn't be able to walk a mile in their shoes, let alone make these hard decisions lightly with a whole nation breathing down our necks.

The wonderful analogy I came across is perfect for this time.
"The curve is flattening; we can starting lifting restrictions now"
which is the same as saying, " The parachute has slowed our rate of descent; we can now take it off"

BE PATIENT FOLKS - WE CAN REALLY DO THIS👍❤
TRUST THE EXPERTS and not the couch experts.

18 days ago

** UPDATE ON YOUR ORDERS **

Kings Plant Barn Henderson

Thank you so much for all your phone and online orders over the last week – judging by the sheer number, it’s clear everyone is missing their Kings fix.

We wanted to let you know that our teams are working as fast as possible to get orders out, but it is likely that there will be delays in … View more
Thank you so much for all your phone and online orders over the last week – judging by the sheer number, it’s clear everyone is missing their Kings fix.

We wanted to let you know that our teams are working as fast as possible to get orders out, but it is likely that there will be delays in getting your order to you.

Timings:
Online orders will take up to 7 working days to be delivered⠀
Click & Collect orders will be processed within 24 hours

Providing amazing customer service is really important to us, so we felt it was important to be upfront – and to ask for your patience and understanding as we do our best in Level 3 conditions.

One final note - if you’re trying to reach us by phone and can’t get through, please do keep trying as the phone lines are running hot at the moment!

#kingsplantbarn #workinghardforyou #thanksforyoursupport

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18 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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18 days ago

Mother's Day Tribute Wall

The Team from Hospice West Auckland - Te Atatu Peninsula

Celebrate your mum this Mother's Day by choosing a tile, personalizing it with your mum's special gem (a quote, a joke, a recipe or a note of love) and sharing it with your friends, family and Hospice West Auckland. Once shared this will go up on our tribute wall for all to see.

Help us … View more
Celebrate your mum this Mother's Day by choosing a tile, personalizing it with your mum's special gem (a quote, a joke, a recipe or a note of love) and sharing it with your friends, family and Hospice West Auckland. Once shared this will go up on our tribute wall for all to see.

Help us create the biggest tribute wall for mums everywhere! Here are all the amazing tributes already up: hwa.org.nz... #mumgems

Head to Hospice West Auckland Facebook to see how you can take part: www.facebook.com...

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