Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

22 days ago

Your summer, sorted in Auckland

The Team from Auckland Council

There are loads for you and your whānau to do this summer in Auckland.

Explore over 100 Auckland beaches and 4000 regional and local parks. Discover more than 200 walking and cycle paths. Enjoy over 25 free music and movies events in parks.

See what's on near you at … View more
There are loads for you and your whānau to do this summer in Auckland.

Explore over 100 Auckland beaches and 4000 regional and local parks. Discover more than 200 walking and cycle paths. Enjoy over 25 free music and movies events in parks.

See what's on near you at ourauckland.nz/summer
Find out more

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35 days ago

What was the highlight of 2020 for you?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

In many respects, 2020 has proved to be a trying year with the Covid-19 outbreak, the resulting job losses and financial fallout.

Many of you neighbours have been doing it tough.

What is the best thing that happened to you in an otherwise gloomy year?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your … View more
In many respects, 2020 has proved to be a trying year with the Covid-19 outbreak, the resulting job losses and financial fallout.

Many of you neighbours have been doing it tough.

What is the best thing that happened to you in an otherwise gloomy year?

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

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42 days ago

Auckland ready for New Year’s Eve

The Team from Auckland Council

Auckland’s landmarks will be the stars of the New Year’s Eve show again this year, with the Sky Tower and Vector Lights on the Harbour Bridge set to bring in the new year with spectacular shows coordinated with Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum and Te Ara I Whiti The Light Path.

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36 days ago

You've been the best this year Auckland !

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, 2020 - well it's all been said really hasn't it. Auckland has had a double-dose of the hardest part of Covid-19, with two big restrictions. But what a response from you all. My thoughts are below:

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23 days 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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30 days ago

AIR NZ CEO MESSAGE TO CUSTOMERS AND MEANING OF KORU

Susan from Massey

I appear to have been under the mistaken impression my whole life that the Koru on the tail of Air N.Z. aircraft was referring to the unfurling of a fern frond. After receiving an email, along with thousands of other Air N.Z. customers from the CEO I am now educated as I never knew of the image … View moreI appear to have been under the mistaken impression my whole life that the Koru on the tail of Air N.Z. aircraft was referring to the unfurling of a fern frond. After receiving an email, along with thousands of other Air N.Z. customers from the CEO I am now educated as I never knew of the image being associated with the Hammerhead Shark.

'Commonly referred to as the Koru, the symbol of Air New Zealand is the Mangōpare, the hammerhead shark, whose characteristics of a collective strength and resilience we liken to those shared by Air New Zealanders, customers and stakeholders.'

So after googling I found an article from the Otago Daily Times 27/12/2018 which explains more about the Koru. So for those of you whom are interested please read on.

The koru - arguably the best-known Maori symbol
By Mike Houlahan

Life & Style Summer Times
Since the late 1960s, Air New Zealand’s koru-liveried aircraft have been a familiar sight around the world. Photo: New Zealand Herald
They are part of everyday life in New Zealand, things of here or invented here which are part of the fabric of our being. Today Mike Houlahan looks at the story of the koru - a true New Zealand icon.
Thanks to the logo on the tail of Air New Zealand’s jets, the koru is one of the best-known symbols which represent the country abroad.

However the koru has a much deeper, richer place in New Zealand’s cultural heritage than that — which is possibly why it also features in the logos of the national museum and archives, dozens of councils and companies, on bank notes and government documents, the Hundertwasser and Tino Rangatiratanga flags, and was a prominent part of the marketing material when New Zealand hosted the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Maori have used the design for almost as long as they have been in New Zealand: cave drawings dating back at least 500 years feature the koru.

It was immediately recognised as an important motif when Europeans first ventured to New Zealand — Captain Cook brought carvings laden with koru back to England, and artists who sailed with both Cook and D’Urville recorded ta moko which used the koru.

As with any symbol, its significance and meaning might be different things to the artist and the viewer.

It is generally agreed, however, that the distinctive koru spiral is inspired by an unfurling silver fern frond.

It has been variously explained as symbolising birth, regeneration, new life, growth and movement, and in tattooing is often used to represent a new branch of a whakapapa.

Its widespread use has raised concerns about its misappropriation, and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand notes the koru is a ‘‘culturally significant Maori design’’ which should be used in a way which respects tikanga.

While the importance of the koru to Maori never diminished, its more widespread recognition owed much to art.

In the late 1950s, abstract painter Gordon Walters commenced his Koru series of paintings, works now regarded as a landmark fusion of modernism with traditional Maori art.

Other artists followed in Walters’ footsteps in adopting the koru — arguably the country’s best-known painter, Colin McCahon, frequently used it in his work.

By the late 1960s, the koru was entering the commercial world, and Air New Zealand commissioned Tom Elliot to design a logo which would eventually to find its way on to tails of its aircraft.

The Air NZ logo uses the koru as part of a pattern called mangopare, which depicts the hammerhead shark.

‘‘Our koru encourages us to take pride in our heritage; to face each challenge with confidence and determination,’’ its website says.

‘‘It reminds us, too, of the people and land that make our home special and our responsibility to nurture and maintain these precious resources for our future generations.’’

Whether it actually does do any of those things is a moot point, but after 50 or so years as a logo — an eternity in advertising terms — it does show the enduring status of the koru.

mike.houlahan@odt.co.nz

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26 days ago

Wild goat hunting & horse riding

Prem from Massey

Hello everyone! 😁,🙋🙏,

I was wanting to join anyone who does wild goat and deer hunting. Please can you text me on 0272114466.
I am also keen on doing some horse riding as well if anyone knows of people owning horses needing excercise and cleaning. 😊

37 days ago

Auckland bird rescue sees influx of sick ducks from West Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

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What do you think is the solution for the significant number of ducks falling ill and getting injured in New Lynn?

Should they be relocated from urban areas?

Do you think too many people are feeding the birds?

Are you encountering similar problems with ducks in your … View more
www.stuff.co.nz...

What do you think is the solution for the significant number of ducks falling ill and getting injured in New Lynn?

Should they be relocated from urban areas?

Do you think too many people are feeding the birds?

Are you encountering similar problems with ducks in your neighbourhood?

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

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23 days ago

Italian made Dinning Table and chairs

Christine from Avondale

Extendable Table. Happy to negotiate Price to include pick up. Just-message me if you’re interested or call me on 0275888099.
1600 or an extra 500 when extended to a total length of 2100mm
Italian engineered to turn from a 6 to 8 seater with ease.
Glass top. Metal/Chrome legs.
8 well cushioned … View more
Extendable Table. Happy to negotiate Price to include pick up. Just-message me if you’re interested or call me on 0275888099.
1600 or an extra 500 when extended to a total length of 2100mm
Italian engineered to turn from a 6 to 8 seater with ease.
Glass top. Metal/Chrome legs.
8 well cushioned chairs.
The chairs could do with re-upholstering as they have claw marks from my cat.
Pickup only.

Price: $400

24 days ago

Maths & Physics Tutor

Samita Dev from Beta Tuitions Ltd

Let's start preparing for next year now rather than stressing at the last moment.
@ Avail Holiday Discounts book your sessions now @
Message us !!!
*T&C Apply.

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36 days ago

Residents to appeal $69 million shared pathway in Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

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Are you in favour of the pathway plans?
*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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26 days ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS!

Eugene from West Harbour

Here's wishing everyone a Joyous, safe & Blessed 2021 with many good times and successes to be yours.
Be grateful, kind, forgiving and most of all do not take a moment of life for granted!
I should know as I suffered a "Major Heart Attack" and was in Hospital from Christmas eve … View more
Here's wishing everyone a Joyous, safe & Blessed 2021 with many good times and successes to be yours.
Be grateful, kind, forgiving and most of all do not take a moment of life for granted!
I should know as I suffered a "Major Heart Attack" and was in Hospital from Christmas eve on. It was a sheer miracle that I was still breathing!
A stent was inserted which has given me a "Fresh Heart" and I was home yesterday in time to celebrate 2021 today with my family and Blessed with a-Fresh Heart.
So Folks this is life changing. Make every second on Earth count.
Happy New Year.

27 days ago

The best summer ferry trips to take from Auckland - and what to do once you're there

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Summer daytrips out of Auckland always seem like a great plan until you’re trapped in a sticky motorway crawl, with thousands of other people who had the same bright idea.

But swap your roadie for a ferry and you’ll gain time, save petrol, and get sweet views from the water to boot.

Rangitoto… View more
Summer daytrips out of Auckland always seem like a great plan until you’re trapped in a sticky motorway crawl, with thousands of other people who had the same bright idea.

But swap your roadie for a ferry and you’ll gain time, save petrol, and get sweet views from the water to boot.

Rangitoto and Waiheke might be the obvious island destinations, but there are plenty more places you can explore via the water.

Read on to find out more.

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28 days ago

Clothing bins out west auckland

Anja from Te Atatu South

Does anyone know where the blue clothing bins are out west Auckland there used to be one in west city car park but no more?

27 days ago

✨✨✨Happy New Year to one and all✨✨✨

Fiona from Henderson

Buh-bye and good riddance, 2020!
This last year was an absolute appealing year for so many of us.
So, for this up and coming new year, here's an idea that maybe you or your children could do.
Fill an empty clean jar with notes about good things that happen to you throughout the year.
Then on … View more
Buh-bye and good riddance, 2020!
This last year was an absolute appealing year for so many of us.
So, for this up and coming new year, here's an idea that maybe you or your children could do.
Fill an empty clean jar with notes about good things that happen to you throughout the year.
Then on New Year's eve, open the jar and read all of those wonderful memories that happened to you over the last 12 months.
You'll be pleasantly surprised.
A new year is on the way and the possibilities are endless.
May your New Year be filled with love, laughter, peace and joy but above all that, may your New Year be filled with good health.
✨✨✨A very Happy New Year to one and all✨✨✨

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