36 days ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Nominate your community

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28 minutes ago

Certificate in Classic Cooking - Part Time (10 weeks)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Have fun while learning important cookery techniques as you prepare a range of classic dishes.
This programme draws on the French culinary tradition but also embraces an Asian influence to reflect ingredients and techniques popular in contemporary New Zealand.
Some of the dishes include: Salad of beetroot, goats cheese, candied almonds + Vinaigrette, Beef Ragout, caramelised baby onions, rosemary, Mashed potatoes, Thai chill beef with seasonal Asian greens, Chicken breast with thyme and mustard cream sauce, wilted spinach, dauphinoise potatoes and more.
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Part-time: 10 weeks, Weds & Thursday evenings from 3pm - 8pm.
Starts: 19 Jan 2022 - 24 March 2022

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31 minutes ago

HOMED - WESTERN HOMES - LATEST ISSUE OUT NOW

Reporter Homed - Western Homes

Look inside today's Homed Western Homes for our feature home on Oioi (Hobsonville) on offer through Celeste Rutherford of Ray White Hobsonville and many others to choose from.

LOOKING TO BUY YOUR DREAM HOME
Look no further than the Western Homes - Out now.... in YOUR mailbox!
16 Pages including hints, tips and advice and many listings to choose from and see which agents are active in your area.

SELLING YOUR HOME?
Contact your preferred Real Estate Agent to get your property featured in the Homed - Western Homes

Distribution & Delivery:
- 87,900 copies delivered free to letterboxes (including those that say "No Junk Mail"), Real Estate offices and select distribution points every Thursday inside the full run of the Western Leader and parts of the North Harbour News and NorWest News.
This delivery goes not only the active buyers, but ALSO to the all important passive buyer who isn't necessarily looking on listing sites

For more information:
- Please ask your agent to contact Michael Sherwin on 027 296 3305 or michael.sherwin@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000, choose option 7 or go to www.fixmydelivery.co.nz... or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

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3 days ago

😡😒My weekly, monthly or annual (non covid) gripe/whinge😒😡

Fiona from Henderson

Could someone, anyone please explain to me like I am a 5 year old child as to why the Auckland Transport is hell bent on putting those dreadful speed bumps, speed humps, speed 'break my neck' mini walls (call them what you want) along so many residential (and CBD) areas now?

Why can't they spend the money on repairing the absolute shite roads that are full of holes, wear and tear from those heavy trucks going up down the roads that are involved in the construction of those God awful Lego /chicken boxes?

I read an article from the beginning of this year, that almost 700 speed bumps have been installed or planned for streets around Auckland in the last four years at a cost of up to $97 million - this point I remembered as I was floored by the excessive amount for something not wanted nor needed.

The ones in Glen Eden are neck jarring, chassis scrapping, ill thought-out slabs of concrete thrown on the roads at now (I think) 3-4 places along the main road with an incline/decline of ridiculous percentages.

What is happening now, is that motorists are choosing shortcuts through local streets to avoid theses speed bumps.
You have to feel for sorry those residents in those streets now.

The intersection of Railside Ave & Great North Rd (down by the mall) have got those SURPRISE mini humps - WTH???

Bruce McLaren Road is now getting speed bumps - argh!!!

Parrs Cross Road and Bruce McLaren Road intersection is also soon to have a bloody roundabout!!!! (See pic below)
at.govt.nz...
We expressed our thoughts, our feelings and all of the pros (zero) and cons (endless) to their proposed plan; and yet they have got experts who probably don't live in this area and they in their infinite wisdom, have decided that the concerns of those who live here are null & void!!

Now, before anyone says, "it's all very well complaining, what solution do you have instead?"
My answer is, "Do what they have done very well in Ponsonby for example" - see pic below.
My solution will not only slow the boy racers down, but it will provide ample access for all vehicles, including emergency ones.
People in ambulances won't shot skywards when the ambulance has to go over repeated speed bumps.
Also, for the greenies, trees can be planted in the middle and/or sides of the road - a win win for all concerned.

But no, the powers that be, over a cup of expensive soy triple shot lattes with 3 ice cubes and a organic date scone have decided concrete and vehicle breaking, neck jarring bumps are the way to go !!

All this money being spent when they need to do is:
FIX THE DAMN ROADS!!!!