Titirangi, Auckland

6 hours ago

Three apprenticeship opportunites available in Auckland

Competenz

Hey Auckland!
We have three awesome apprenticeship opportunities available for you now! Check them out at the links below!

Print, Manukau
Print, Eden Terrace
Heavy fabrication, Drury

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5 days ago

Explore Auckland’s street art by bike to win $1000 worth in prizes

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An exciting way to stay active during the Covid-19 lockdown, explore Auckland and win prizes has arrived in the form of the Street Art Bike Challenge.

To participate people simple need to snap a photo of themselves, their bike, a piece of street art, and share the photo with … View more
Hi neighbours,

An exciting way to stay active during the Covid-19 lockdown, explore Auckland and win prizes has arrived in the form of the Street Art Bike Challenge.

To participate people simple need to snap a photo of themselves, their bike, a piece of street art, and share the photo with the hashtag #streetartbikechallenge.

The event will run throughout October and aims to encourage people to cycle around the city and stay active throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.

It is being hosted by EcoMatters Bike Hubs, who have compiled a map of over 200 street art pieces around Auckland to get people started.

Over $1000 worth in prizes are up for grabs. Will you be participating in the Street Art Bike Challenge?

Share your photos below!

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6 days ago

Aucklanders vent frustrations at extension of Level 3

Brian from New Lynn

By the time the next decision is made for the region, Aucklanders will have spent 11 weeks in either Level 3 or 4. The Level 3 and 4 lockdown between March and May last year was 52 days long. When Auckland's current restrictions are reconsidered by the Government in a fortnight, it'll be … View moreBy the time the next decision is made for the region, Aucklanders will have spent 11 weeks in either Level 3 or 4. The Level 3 and 4 lockdown between March and May last year was 52 days long. When Auckland's current restrictions are reconsidered by the Government in a fortnight, it'll be 76 days. There's little agreement on what should happen next from those in the city. "She's sort of between a rock and a hard place," cafe owner Fraser said. "Me personally, I'd have gone two weeks of Level 4 to try get [case numbers] down." "They're doing all of this from their ivory towers in Wellington. I don't think they have any idea what it's like to be locked up like this," Jo said. "Kids need to be in school... It's no good," Awan said. "I think it's the right decision. We've come so far. It's a bit disappointing - I'm quite bored and my business is suffering," said Anna. There have been 386 cases of Covid-19 in the community in the last week alone, and around 150,000 eligible Aucklanders are still not vaccinated at all against the disease. One man, Alastair, was okay with the decision to keep the status quo but he wanted to see a plan - with incentives. "I want to see people rewarded for being vaccinated. [The government's] got to move forward. We cannot keep having it moved forward... with no end point." Cafe manager Fraser said compliance was seriously falling off. "I don't think we can stay here [at Level 3] much longer. At the weekend we went for a drive, and there's a lot of people giving up paying attention now. Everyone's just doing their own thing. "If we're still shut down at Christmas, I think it's going to start getting a little bit more serious than just ignoring what we're told to do." The Government has repeatedly said high vaccination and testing rates would help towards easing restrictions. If 90 per cent double-vaccinated is what's wanted for Auckland, that could be weeks away. Auckland is 18,000 people short of 90 per cent first doses and even if all of these were vaccinated today, they would have to wait three weeks for their next one and two more weeks for full immunity. One woman Jo, who is double-vaccinated, said the extension of alert level 3 was causing resentment. "I don't think they really comprehend what it's like for the ordinary, everyday person who's caught like this, just can't do anything," she said. "Most of the people, in fact everybody I talk to, are all getting angry." On Friday the government will reveal the next phase of a Covid-19 protection plan for New Zealand with a 90 percent vaccination rate featuring prominently.
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Auckland's alert level will be reassessed by Cabinet on 1 November.
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7 days ago

LOCKDOWN

Linda from Henderson

UNBELIEVABLE!!. When is this ever going to end? Come November 1st, no doubt there will still be ongoing restrictions to our freedom.
What I resent so much, is that those of us who have been vacccinated for months, played the game, did every thing we were meant to, and still we are locked down.
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UNBELIEVABLE!!. When is this ever going to end? Come November 1st, no doubt there will still be ongoing restrictions to our freedom.
What I resent so much, is that those of us who have been vacccinated for months, played the game, did every thing we were meant to, and still we are locked down.
All these Govt. promises that when Auckland reaches 90% vaccination we will have more freedom. What a joke. 89% vacccinated, how can it take until 1st November to vaccinate 1%.
I am so angry at all these months of being dictated to as to how I can live my life. Or not live it, might be more accurate!

1 day ago

😀💉Covid-19: Auckland hits 90 per cent first doses, 75 per cent fully vaccinated💉😀

Fiona from Henderson

If the above headline found on Stuff's website is accurate, then allowing for the 5-8 weeks between vaccines, we should have some sort of freedom by Christmas - fingers crossed😉
www.stuff.co.nz...

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14 days ago

Lack of cooperation by positive COVID case …

Markus from Green Bay

I would argue that if someone is withholding information or is outright refusing to help contain the spread of the infection that they can be held liable for part of the ensuing economic cost.

I guess that would solve the problem …

Any other suggestions?

20 hours ago

Get cybersmart and protect your business

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online … View more
Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online security, which protects many of our personal and business assets.

Although no one is immune - don't waste another minute worrying that your business might become a target. Instead, get clued up on a few easy steps you can take to keep yourself and your business safe.

Why not give your business a cyber security risk assessment or ensure you have secured your website - it’s simple and we can help.

Digital Boost is here to guide you through protecting yourself online - doing so may save you a lot of time and stress in the future. We've got simple-to-follow videos on everything from software updates to password authentication and phishing.

Safeguarding your business is time well spent, so arm yourself with the knowledge today!

The team at Digital Boost

1 day ago

Peter William’s Natural Joint Secret

Koru Nutrition

Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast … View more
Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast acting and long lasting. It has become NZ’s #1 fastest growing topical joint and muscle support cream and I can see why.”

“Ask for Koru Nutrition’s Koru FX cream next time you’re in the pharmacy and try it for yourself.”
Find out more

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5 days ago

Halloween trick or treaters

Jayde from Henderson

Hey I was just wondering what everyone was doing for Halloween this year.

I’ve bought a whole bunch of lollies and was planning on setting up a table outside with chocolates in in ziplock bags and some hand sanitiser for any kids passing by.

What’s everyone else’s plans for Halloween?

2 days ago

Friday Funny: 😄🙏🏻A Nun in hospital🙏🏻😄

Fiona from Henderson

A man suffered a heart attack while shopping in a store.
The store manager called for an ambulance when they saw him collapse to the floor.
The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital, where he had emergency open-heart bypass surgery.

He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the… View more
A man suffered a heart attack while shopping in a store.
The store manager called for an ambulance when they saw him collapse to the floor.
The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital, where he had emergency open-heart bypass surgery.

He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the Catholic Hospital.

A nun was seated next to his bed holding a clipboard, a pen, and a collection of forms. She asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment.

She asked, "Do you have health insurance?"
He replied in a weak raspy voice, "No health insurance."

The nun asked, "Do you have money in the bank?"
He replied, "No money in the bank."

The irritated nun continued, “Do you have a relative who could help you with the payments?"
He replied, "I have only a spinster sister and she is a nun."

The nun became agitated and announced, "Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God!"
The patient replied, “Perfect. Send the bill to my brother-in-law.”

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6 days ago

😷😷Please wear your mask😷😷

Fiona from Henderson

Sadly, we've reached a new high of positive Covid results today, absolutely shocking and so very disappointing.
We've all read the posters telling us to wear our mask (and social distance) since way back when all of this Covid stuff started.
We've all heard the various Government … View more
Sadly, we've reached a new high of positive Covid results today, absolutely shocking and so very disappointing.
We've all read the posters telling us to wear our mask (and social distance) since way back when all of this Covid stuff started.
We've all heard the various Government departments and media platforms telling us the exact same message, hell even our leader has told us to do this almost on a daily message as so many people just haven't got the message yet.
And yet ... so many people won't because they can't be bothered or they will refuse to do so spouting this, that or the other.
Now, unless they are medically signed off proving that they can't wear a mask for medial reasons, there is absolute no reason whatsoever for them to not be wearing a mask
Also, if they are wearing a mask - there are those who are wearing it incorrectly which is in effect a waste of time wearing one then.
We are all clever enough to know that wearing a mask will not stop the virus, but it sure as hell will slow down the transmission of it between each other.
The masks are to protect each other, your family, my family, everyone's family.
I have included a couple of pics to remind all of us how to wear the mask correctly, even one for the cat lovers - lol
While I'm here, when you dispose of the masks, please, PLEASE dispose of them correctly.
I'm fed up seeing them disposed of all over the place now e.g. gutters, people's gardens, thrown out of the car windows etc ... replacing the takeaways rubbish we used to see before lockdown.
Those poor people who have to come up behind you and pick them up, putting their lives at risk, all because you were too lazy to put your mask in the rubbish bin.
PLEASE dispose of them correctly in the rubbish bins and don't forget to sanitise your hands afterwards.
😷 😷 😷 😷 😷 😷 😷

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1 day ago

3x Vintage 1985 Pyrex Casseroles "Blue Irises" with Lid in excellent condition

Markus from Green Bay

I got for sale THREE English made vintage Pyrex oven to tableware Casserole dishes WITH lids.

All feature the Iris design of blue and red flowers (released in 1985), and are all marked Pyrex England.

I got them from an estate sale, and it is hard to believe they are from 1985 - they look … View more
I got for sale THREE English made vintage Pyrex oven to tableware Casserole dishes WITH lids.

All feature the Iris design of blue and red flowers (released in 1985), and are all marked Pyrex England.

I got them from an estate sale, and it is hard to believe they are from 1985 - they look amazing! As if they had never been used, or maybe they are such amazing quality.

All are in good vintage condition with no significant chips or damage and clear patterns. Some have some very slight marking on the lid (not sure if it is from use or some natural impurity in the glass), but you really need to look closely, and I couldn't even capture it on a photo.

All measurements are approximate but as good as I can make it:

The big one has an inner diameter of 22 cm and an inner height of 8 cm
The smaller one has an inner diameter of 20 cm and an inner height of 7 cm
The oval one has an inner diameter of 24x18 cm and an inner height of 7 cm

So they are all of a very good usable size.

Reason for Sale: Now while I would love to keep them I unfortunately need some new teeth … and as dentists are impossible expensive in New Zealand (I was quoted over 10,000 dollar! to fix my broken bridges) I sadly have to sell quite a few bits to cover the cost … so please have a look at my other auctions too.

Contactless pickup in Green Bay is much preferred though posting is possible (though it is quite heavy) and it will be well packaged.

Price: $99

1 day ago

Free carpet

Michele from Glen Eden

Used carpet in various sizes to be pick up in one lot.
6m x 1.8 - 2.4m Photo 1
3m x 3.6 - 2.6m Photo 2
6.1m x 3.4m and 2.6m x 4.8m Photo 3
The mold area shown in photo 3 has been since been removed all pieces are mold free
The carpet is in good condition but would benefit from a shampoo or could … View more
Used carpet in various sizes to be pick up in one lot.
6m x 1.8 - 2.4m Photo 1
3m x 3.6 - 2.6m Photo 2
6.1m x 3.4m and 2.6m x 4.8m Photo 3
The mold area shown in photo 3 has been since been removed all pieces are mold free
The carpet is in good condition but would benefit from a shampoo or could be dyed.
This carpet was to be used in a minor dwelling but is no longer required
Note: These are long rolls so you will need 2 people and a trailer or lite truck to pick up.

Free

1 day ago

Regional new dwellings consented

Raj Bhonsle from Raj Bhonsle Residential & Commercial Universal

Regional new dwellings consented
By region, the numbers of new dwellings consented in the year ended August 2021 (compared with the August 2020 year) were:

19,929 in Auckland (up 34 percent)

4,869 in Waikato (up 19 percent)

3,298 in Wellington (up 4.3 percent)

7,499 in rest of North Island (up … View more
Regional new dwellings consented
By region, the numbers of new dwellings consented in the year ended August 2021 (compared with the August 2020 year) were:

19,929 in Auckland (up 34 percent)

4,869 in Waikato (up 19 percent)

3,298 in Wellington (up 4.3 percent)

7,499 in rest of North Island (up 27 percent)

7,077 in Canterbury (up 25 percent)

3,773 in rest of South Island (up 0.7 percent).

Source - Internet
www.stats.govt.nz...

1 day ago

Covid-19: Where to get tested and vaccinated in Auckland during Labour Weekend

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours. It’s still easy to get a Covid-19 test or vaccination, even over Labour Weekend.

On Friday, the Government announced the Auckland, Waitematā and Counties Manukau DHBs would need to have vaccinated 90 per cent of their eligible populations before the Auckland region can leave… View more
Kia ora neighbours. It’s still easy to get a Covid-19 test or vaccination, even over Labour Weekend.

On Friday, the Government announced the Auckland, Waitematā and Counties Manukau DHBs would need to have vaccinated 90 per cent of their eligible populations before the Auckland region can leave lockdown.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is asking residents in New Lynn, Bayswater, Rosedale and Redvale to get tested if they are unwell, due to a concerning number of cases in those areas.

We’ve put together a list of all the vaccine and testing centres that are open for all or part of the long Labour Weekend. Click 'read more' for the list.

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