Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

10 days ago

What's On: Tulip Festival

Samantha from Epsom

Showcasing over 10,000 flowering bulbs it's a great day out for the whole family with a children's adventure trail, gourmet BBQ and our lovely café, art exhibition and live music.
Tulip Festival
  • Eden Garden
10 days ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Glendene

Kowhai from Birkdale

This course offers an introduction to composting basics – bokashi, worm farming and cold composting. Cost: Free. Book online: https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-glendene/
Composting Workshop Glendene
  • GLENDENE COMMUNITY HUB
14 days ago

Swearing At Work? Does Anyone In This World Have A Right To Tolerate Such Behaviour?

Matt from Henderson

This is what Seven Sharp and what this lady said about swearing.

www.tvnz.co.nz...

Here is the info I have copied from the website as well:

A Wellington coffee cart worker who was fired for using bad language feels like "a weight" is off her shoulders after being awarded $16,000 for … View more
This is what Seven Sharp and what this lady said about swearing.

www.tvnz.co.nz...

Here is the info I have copied from the website as well:

A Wellington coffee cart worker who was fired for using bad language feels like "a weight" is off her shoulders after being awarded $16,000 for unfair dismissal.
Rachel Ferrari was sent packing from her Flying Bean coffee cart job in Petone in May 2018.
Ms Ferrari admitted she often used colourful language with customers, but only when the situation warranted it.
"It's not like I would come out with a swear word in everyday conversation I would gauge the customer and if they were having a bad day try and put a smile on their face," she told Seven Sharp.

"They'd always leave with a laugh."

However, after receiving a warning from her boss over language, a customer then complained and Ms Ferrari lost her job around two months later.
She lawyered up, and a recent decision saw her awarded $16,000 for unfair dismissal.

"It feels like a weight is off my shoulders, completely my name is cleared," she said.


Stuff reports that Flying Bean "denied Ferrari's claims and said her dismissal was procedural and substantively fair."
Ms Ferrari now has a new job serving coffee in Upper Hutt.

When asked if she has since curbed her language when interacting with customers, Ms Ferrari said: "I took points from my new boss, watched him with a couple of customers and I thought OK then this is fun, this is my environment."

My take, it does not matter what ethnicity you are or any culture you live in , I believe you can work as any employer or employee without swearing. It is just not needed especially if you are working in a job where you are working face to face with customers. Outside the work place, you can say whatever you want, in the workplace, NO WAY!

What do others think? Does anyone think or need to having swearing at work?

Matt

10 days ago

Mindfulness and Upcycling

Melanie from West Harbour

Mindfulness is important and challenges us to think about what we consume and how we can make instead. It requires awareness and consideration of one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions. It’s time that we should all set aside, to question our purpose and values that have been instilled in us and … View moreMindfulness is important and challenges us to think about what we consume and how we can make instead. It requires awareness and consideration of one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions. It’s time that we should all set aside, to question our purpose and values that have been instilled in us and to challenge the status quo.

Do we always need to buy new?
Is it really necessary to throw away a single-use item that can be reused? Is there any reason to purchase them, to begin with?
With landfills overflowing, where do you think all our trash will be in the next 5-10 years?

There needs to be more people being mindful, asking questions, and finding sustainable solutions that can be incorporated into our lifestyle, within our own means. We all have our own ways of being sustainable. The Re-Creators favourite solution is upcycling.

The Re-Creators brings upcycling workshops to communities and schools to teach them ways to make something beautiful using discarded materials and have fun in the process.

Check out upcoming workshops: therecreators.co.nz...

14 days ago

Upcycle Painting Workshop

Melanie from West Harbour

Hi everyone,
There will be an upcoming Upcycling Painting Workshop that will be held over on the North Shore. Classes are fun, creative and allow you to reuse and make your home décor beautiful once more. Instructors will provide tips and tricks for making your tired old home décor pieces, look … View more
Hi everyone,
There will be an upcoming Upcycling Painting Workshop that will be held over on the North Shore. Classes are fun, creative and allow you to reuse and make your home décor beautiful once more. Instructors will provide tips and tricks for making your tired old home décor pieces, look new and interesting again. We use discarded wood so that participants feel comfortable trying any painting technique they'd like. It allows for creativity and adventurous techniques. Most of the techniques used will aim to be quick, easy and more affordable over buying new stuff. It will give you the confidence and accomplishment to create your own work in your own style. Come along to hear and share new ideas and get personal support in your upcycling journey.

Location: Highbury Community House, 110 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, Auckland

Date: Sunday 11 August
Time: 1 PM - 3 PM

Find Out More: therecreators.co.nz...

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10 days ago

Westgate welcomed a new childcare centre!

Eduplay Childcare

A family-owned and operated childcare centre is a welcome addition to the growing area. Set apart from other centres by the unique philosophy of ‘one child at a time’, Eduplay Childcare in Westgate believe that children all grow and develop in their own unique way. This means the entire centre … View moreA family-owned and operated childcare centre is a welcome addition to the growing area. Set apart from other centres by the unique philosophy of ‘one child at a time’, Eduplay Childcare in Westgate believe that children all grow and develop in their own unique way. This means the entire centre is focused on the individual child’s development to ensure they progress from room to room and a more stimulating environment when they are ready and not only according to their age.

An important point of difference is that Eduplay is a sugar-free centre serving wholesome, nutritious, meals for children enrolled in their all-day programme. Centre founder, Tupa’i Apa says “our goal is to provide an eating environment that promotes the development of good eating habits and supports family and multicultural values”.

Eduplay Westgate is a large centre that feels small. This is mainly due to the fact the five age-appropriate rooms all have their own separate playgrounds. Head Teacher, Sarah Keown, says, “age-appropriate playgrounds and rooms are essential in large centres, and keeping them separate from each other ensures that our teachers can monitor the experiences they set up to ensure the safest possible environment.” Eduplay Westgate also has its own car park which makes drop off and pick up easy and stress-free.

We're currently enrolling so pop in and have a look around before we fill up.
Contact us

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11 days ago

Are you looking for a professional & affordable cleaner?

Anutosh Suri from Eco Cleaning Service Auckland Ltd.

Looking for a professional and an affordable cleaner to give your home/office a regular OR deep clean on weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly basis or as one-off, then send us a message.

We specialise in all interior & exterior cleaning.
We work towards healthier & clean environment by using only … View more
Looking for a professional and an affordable cleaner to give your home/office a regular OR deep clean on weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly basis or as one-off, then send us a message.

We specialise in all interior & exterior cleaning.
We work towards healthier & clean environment by using only Eco friendly cleaning products.

Negotiable

24 days ago

Poll: Should Goodnight Kiwi and Cat return to TV

Fiona from Henderson

A wonderful icon of an era from days gone by which is sadly missed.
"As a New Zealand kid, witnessing Goodnight Kiwi's sign-off was a badge of honour - you'd beaten the system and stayed up late."
BRING GOODNIGHT KIWI BACK!!!!!

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Should Goodnight Kiwi and Cat return to TV
  • 43.8% Yes - absolutely!
    43.8% Complete
  • 54.2% Yes - at an earlier time so the children will know it's bedtime
    54.2% Complete
  • 2.1% No - waste of time
    2.1% Complete
48 votes
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11 days ago

Looking for a pet friendly 6/7 or more bedroom house to rent

Sharilyn from Ranui

Good afternoon folks. Our landlord has recently sold our home so we are currently, hunting for a new residence to rent. We are a family of 8, 5 adults and 3 teenagers. As 4 of us, work out West Auckland and our teens all go to school out West, we would prefer a property in that area. However we … View moreGood afternoon folks. Our landlord has recently sold our home so we are currently, hunting for a new residence to rent. We are a family of 8, 5 adults and 3 teenagers. As 4 of us, work out West Auckland and our teens all go to school out West, we would prefer a property in that area. However we all have cars, so not too far out from West Auckland would be fine as well. We also have an out door dog and a couple of cats. We are willing to consider anything out there that meets our needs. Thank you

11 days ago

Will you be affected by these motorway closures?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements that will affect the following motorways: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18) and the Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures … View more
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements that will affect the following motorways: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18) and the Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise stated. Please follow the signposted detours. Click here to see a detailed list of affected areas.

Safe travels neighbours!

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11 days ago

Knitted woolen slippers

Juna from Glendene

Keep your feet warm on this cold rainy day. Hand knitted woolen slippers. 100%wool with inner lining made from polar fleece. Pick up at glendene or can post via nz post

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11 days ago

Feast from the Earth

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Rye bread with pumpkin and sunflower seeds using Biga, a natural sourdough starter from Denmark with Fish Tartare, pickled beetroot, sorrel, brown butter prepared by Chef Finn and our students for NZ Sommelier Awards Dinner 2019.

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11 days ago

Out of My Mind - our latest podcast is now live

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front … View more
Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front lines of mental health are moving, yet also full of moments of surprise, tenderness and humour.

There are seven episodes. Two are available now and the following five will be released each Monday. Listen to the latest podcast here.

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