Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

10 days ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Waitakere

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-waitakere-3/
Composting Workshop Waitakere
  • WAITAKERE TOWNSHIP HALL
11 days ago

New World Hobsonville is Open Now!

New World

Your fresh new local supermarket is now open.

Join us for opening specials and giveaways, plus earn free SMEG knives by collecting stickers instore with every $20 you spend.

New World Hobsonville is open 7 days, 7AM – 10PM. Located at 120 Hobsonville Road. See you in store!
Shop Now

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31 days ago

Poll: Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the … View more
It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.

Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.

"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.

"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."

The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.

Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.

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Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?
  • 7.1% Yes
    7.1% Complete
  • 92.9% No
    92.9% Complete
1491 votes
11 days ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

An outdoor market featuring specialty produce, handmade goods, food, plants, kids activities and a pop-up tearoom! Learn all about herbs with garden writer Jane Wrigglesworth at 11:30am. Free entry. 10am-2pm.
Alberton Market Day!
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11 days ago

Fraud Awareness Week

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This Fraud Awareness Week we are encouraging Kiwis to take a moment to stop and think ‘is this for real?’ when contacted unexpectedly and asked for personal info.

New Zealand Police's Financial Intelligence Unit estimates New Zealanders lose $20-30 million annually to scams.

HOW TO AVOID… View more
This Fraud Awareness Week we are encouraging Kiwis to take a moment to stop and think ‘is this for real?’ when contacted unexpectedly and asked for personal info.

New Zealand Police's Financial Intelligence Unit estimates New Zealanders lose $20-30 million annually to scams.

HOW TO AVOID A SCAM:

+ A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you to ask for your PIN, password or to move money to another account.

+ Never click on a link in an unexpected email or text – you could be giving access to your personal and financial details.

+ Always question uninvited approaches in case it is a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.

+ Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic – just because someone knows your basic details (name and address, or mother’s maiden name) it doesn’t mean they are genuine.

+ Don’t be rushed into making a decision or financial transaction on the spot – a genuine bank or trusted organisation would never do this.

+ Listen to your instincts – if something feels wrong then it generally is.

If you believe you are the victim of a scam you can contact Police and report the matter via 105.

For more info on how you can prevent yourself, family and friends from being scammed, visit:

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11 days ago

Steel Stanley Wood Planes

Marjanna from Henderson

My husband makes wood models. He likes to use old hand tools so is keen to buy steel wood planes. Perhaps you have some out in the shed that belonged to Grandad. It is OK if they are rusty and dirty. Maybe you know someone who has hand tools they want to sell. I have included photos of what my … View moreMy husband makes wood models. He likes to use old hand tools so is keen to buy steel wood planes. Perhaps you have some out in the shed that belonged to Grandad. It is OK if they are rusty and dirty. Maybe you know someone who has hand tools they want to sell. I have included photos of what my husband makes. He sells them and all the proceeds go to charity - Starship, Heart Foundation, Breast Cancer. Thanks

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11 days ago

Police pay tribute to fallen officer Matt Ratana

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Matiu "Matt" Ratana, the New Zealand-born police officer killed in the line of duty in the United Kingdom in October, has been remembered by police with a special rugby game.

Auckland police and Counties Manukau police honoured the "strong rugby boy" on Saturday by playing each… View more
Matiu "Matt" Ratana, the New Zealand-born police officer killed in the line of duty in the United Kingdom in October, has been remembered by police with a special rugby game.

Auckland police and Counties Manukau police honoured the "strong rugby boy" on Saturday by playing each other in the inaugural game for the Sgt Matt Matiu Ratana Memorial trophy.

Ratana, 54, worked for both districts while policing in New Zealand.

Ratana, 54, who was originally from Hawke's Bay, was shot dead in a South London custody centre on September 25, allegedly by a man who had been detained, while working for Metropolitan Police.

The trophy was funded by former New Zealand Police colleagues and acknowledges Ratana's rank of sergeant in the Metropolitan Police Service.

It bears a huia feather - the police tradition to honour fallen officers.

Also attached to the trophy are blue and white ribbons showing the colours of Auckland and of Ratana's beloved East Grinstead Rugby Football Club.

The commemorative game will become an annual event for police rugby in Auckland and Counties Manukau.

11 days ago

Police warn public in Fraud Awareness Week

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant as Fraud Awareness Week kicks off today.

They are warning people against giving out personal information over the phone to strangers.

Every year thousands of New Zealanders fall victim to scams- online, over the phone or in person.

Phone … View more
Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant as Fraud Awareness Week kicks off today.

They are warning people against giving out personal information over the phone to strangers.

Every year thousands of New Zealanders fall victim to scams- online, over the phone or in person.

Phone scams are common.

Scammers posing as Spark workers stole $10000 from the bank account of 80-year-old Auckland resident Marion.

After following their instructions on the phone, she received a bank alert about the large withdrawal.

Have you been the victim of a phone scam?

If so, what happened?

* Please put NFP if you do not want your comment used by Stuff.

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17 days ago

First home buyer burned by sunset clause finally secures dream house in Lower Hutt

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Remember Bailey Ross, the first time buyer who missed out on the property she'd been saving since she was 16 to own because of a sunset clause? Well, great news! She's secured a home in Lower Hutt.
I caught up with Bailey for an episode of First Rung, our podcast for first time buyers. … View more
Remember Bailey Ross, the first time buyer who missed out on the property she'd been saving since she was 16 to own because of a sunset clause? Well, great news! She's secured a home in Lower Hutt.
I caught up with Bailey for an episode of First Rung, our podcast for first time buyers. She ended up giving me a bit of a masterclass in tenacity and not giving up on your home owning dreams.
Find out how Bailey found her first home, and what it means to her after such a big let down.

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12 days ago

One new Covid-19 case confirmed: Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A new Covid-19 case linked to the AUT student who tested positive has been announced.

A close contact of the student returned a weak positive test on Saturday and is already in Auckland's quarantine facility.

The Ministry of Health said on Sunday the person was now a confirmed case and also… View more
A new Covid-19 case linked to the AUT student who tested positive has been announced.

A close contact of the student returned a weak positive test on Saturday and is already in Auckland's quarantine facility.

The Ministry of Health said on Sunday the person was now a confirmed case and also lived at the Vincent Residences in the central city where the student lived.

Test results indicate that this new case is a very recent infection, the Ministry said.

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15 days ago

Poll: Do you think changing the Auckland alert level is needed?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

New Zealand is currently at level 1 however as a new community case was confirmed on November 12 with potential of wider spread, Aucklanders await news of whether there will be a level change.

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Do you think changing the Auckland alert level is needed?
  • 4.7% Yes, a complete lockdown is best
    4.7% Complete
  • 18.8% Yes, an alert level between 2-3 is needed
    18.8% Complete
  • 67.2% No, stay at level 1
    67.2% Complete
  • 9.3% Remove all alert level restrictions
    9.3% Complete
979 votes
12 days ago

Watch Stuff Circuit’s new documentary, Emma

The Team Reporter from Stuff

At two weeks old, Emma was left at an orphanage in Russia. After three years, Emma was adopted by a New Zealand family and brought here for a new life - but that didn’t work out how it was supposed to. Emma was diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome and reactive attachment disorder. Parenting her… View moreAt two weeks old, Emma was left at an orphanage in Russia. After three years, Emma was adopted by a New Zealand family and brought here for a new life - but that didn’t work out how it was supposed to. Emma was diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome and reactive attachment disorder. Parenting her became a nightmare, and it ended in tragedy.

Emma has faced more challenges and rejections than most people could cope with. And now, she wants to take on the biggest challenge of her life - finding answers to those most fundamental questions: who am I? Where did I come from?
Watch now

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14 days ago

Happy Diwali to New Zealand!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Diwali has different meanings worldwide depending where you live but primarily it celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Whether you are celebrating at home by lighting lamps & eating treats, or you are going to a nearby festival, we'd love to hear about your Diwali celebrations. Feel … View moreDiwali has different meanings worldwide depending where you live but primarily it celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Whether you are celebrating at home by lighting lamps & eating treats, or you are going to a nearby festival, we'd love to hear about your Diwali celebrations. Feel free to share your photos and best wishes to your community below.

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12 days ago

iPhone 12 Pro Max 256 GB (Pacific Blue)

Maxim from Avondale

Selling because I got it from the company. Brand new & sealed (NOT opened). It comes with ORIGINAL packaging from Vodafone NZ. Message me now and do not miss it!

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iPhone 12 Pro Max 256 GB (Pacific Blue). 5G to download huge files on the go and stream HDR video.

1) Larger 6.7-inch … View more
Selling because I got it from the company. Brand new & sealed (NOT opened). It comes with ORIGINAL packaging from Vodafone NZ. Message me now and do not miss it!

OVERVIEW

iPhone 12 Pro Max 256 GB (Pacific Blue). 5G to download huge files on the go and stream HDR video.

1) Larger 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display.

2) Ceramic Shield with four times better drop performance.

3) Incredible low-light photography with the best Pro camera system on an iPhone, and 5× optical zoom range.

4) Cinema-grade Dolby Vision video recording, editing and playback. Night mode portraits and next-level AR experiences with the LiDAR Scanner.

5) Powerful A14 Bionic chip for infinitely spectacular possibilities. And new MagSafe accessories for easy attachment and faster wireless charging.

KEY FEATURES

Pro camera system with 12-megapixel Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras; 5× optical zoom range; Night mode; Deep Fusion; Smart HDR 3; Apple ProRAW5; and 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording

LiDAR Scanner for improved AR experiences and Night mode portraits

Industry-leading IP68 water resistance

Contact me now so you don't miss it!

Price: $2,199

12 days ago

iPhone 12 Pro Max 256 GB (Pacific Blue)

Alex from Te Atatu Peninsula

Selling because I got it from the company. Brand new & sealed (NOT opened). It comes with ORIGINAL packaging from Vodafone NZ. Message me now and do not miss it!

OVERVIEW

iPhone 12 Pro Max 256 GB (Pacific Blue). 5G to download huge files on the go and stream HDR video.

1) Larger 6.7-inch … View more
Selling because I got it from the company. Brand new & sealed (NOT opened). It comes with ORIGINAL packaging from Vodafone NZ. Message me now and do not miss it!

OVERVIEW

iPhone 12 Pro Max 256 GB (Pacific Blue). 5G to download huge files on the go and stream HDR video.

1) Larger 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display.

2) Ceramic Shield with four times better drop performance.

3) Incredible low-light photography with the best Pro camera system on an iPhone, and 5× optical zoom range.

4) Cinema-grade Dolby Vision video recording, editing and playback. Night mode portraits and next-level AR experiences with the LiDAR Scanner.

5) Powerful A14 Bionic chip for infinitely spectacular possibilities. And new MagSafe accessories for easy attachment and faster wireless charging.

KEY FEATURES

Pro camera system with 12-megapixel Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras; 5× optical zoom range; Night mode; Deep Fusion; Smart HDR 3; Apple ProRAW5; and 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording

LiDAR Scanner for improved AR experiences and Night mode portraits

Industry-leading IP68 water resistance

Contact me now so you don't miss it!

Price: $2,199

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