Totara Vale, Auckland

1 day ago

How about your own pre-planted portable organic vegetable bed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“Our portable bed provides a convenient and cost-effective way to access your own fresh produce within your own home,” says Charla Stretch, the CEO of Vitanic, the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) company set up by five students from Tokoroa High School.

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7 hours ago

Enjoy the good life

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of … View more
Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer.
The feeling of togetherness is the icing on the cake for residents, this is enhanced by a variety of outings, regular transport options and opportunities to join in with activities when you feel like it.
Learn more

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17 hours ago

Oxymorons

NumberWorks'nWords East Coast Bays

An oxymoron has the effect of creating an impression, enhancing a concept, and even entertaining the reader. Can you think of another example of an oxymoron?

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18 hours ago

Just another "SPECIAL OFFER" from Urban & Lifestyle Builders.!

Shelly from Urban & Lifestyle Builders - "NO CONSENT' 30m2 BUILDING & DESIGN

You will receive up to 20m2 of 'Free" constructed deck when you buy one of our 'No Consent' 30m2 New Small Builds.

Usually it is an extra and significant cost to get your new buildings entrance area sorted.
Our complimentary provision of an entrance deck is a real … View more
You will receive up to 20m2 of 'Free" constructed deck when you buy one of our 'No Consent' 30m2 New Small Builds.

Usually it is an extra and significant cost to get your new buildings entrance area sorted.
Our complimentary provision of an entrance deck is a real advantage.

Would you like to have a CHAT? CALL US 09 449 1613
www.urbanbuild.co.nz...

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22 hours ago

FACE MASKS FOR $5

Linda from Glenfield

Facemasks available in all sizes. Most are 2 layer cotton. Each picture is labeled with size, quantity and specifications. Stock on hand only. Special deals, 3 for $12 and 5 for $20. All transactions are bank transfer and contactless pick up. Pick up is in Takapuna.

Price: $5

1 day ago

Apprenticeship opportunities in Auckland

Competenz

Hi Auckland!
We have two more apprenticeship opportunities available now!
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Manufacturing

Been thinking about an apprenticeship? Now is the time!

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7 days ago

What local business will you be supporting in Alert Level 3?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Auckland will shift down to alert level 3 lockdown at midnight tonight.

Businesses will be able to operate using contactless options for ordering, pick-up, delivery and payment.

The financial blow of Covid-19 lockdowns on business has been harsh.

Are you planning to support a local … View more
Auckland will shift down to alert level 3 lockdown at midnight tonight.

Businesses will be able to operate using contactless options for ordering, pick-up, delivery and payment.

The financial blow of Covid-19 lockdowns on business has been harsh.

Are you planning to support a local business in alert level 3, and if so which one?

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1 day ago

Home Baking Fundraiser!

Darcy from Glenfield

Kia Ora neighbours,
I am in the New Zealand water polo squad hopefully travelling to Brisbane next year to play in an under 18 competition! I am making home baking to fundraise for the upcoming events and am happy to take orders from people if you are interested!! I will be changing the menu … View more
Kia Ora neighbours,
I am in the New Zealand water polo squad hopefully travelling to Brisbane next year to play in an under 18 competition! I am making home baking to fundraise for the upcoming events and am happy to take orders from people if you are interested!! I will be changing the menu monthly so get in quick!! Check out the menu below, everything is homemade, delicious and if local I can do delivery!

Lolly cake (10 pieces) $20
Banana loaf $18
Shortbread (10 biscuits) $15
Cookie caramel slice (5 pieces) $15

I’m excited to hear from you all!

1 day ago

Wedding coming up? Flower girl basket(s)

Linus from Unsworth Heights

One basket plus matching headband for $20. Both for $30.
Pick up only -- Unsworth North Shore
Contactless/ social distanced exchange can be arranged.

Price: $20

2 days ago

Birkenhead Avenue T3 Lane and pedestrian crossing

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

From Monday 18th October to Monday 22nd November, Auckland Transport will be installing a new T3 lane on Birkenhead Ave between Recreation Drive and Zion Road, and a signalised mid-block pedestrian crossing near Waratah Street.
This proposal was consulted on in March 2019, and after concerns were … View more
From Monday 18th October to Monday 22nd November, Auckland Transport will be installing a new T3 lane on Birkenhead Ave between Recreation Drive and Zion Road, and a signalised mid-block pedestrian crossing near Waratah Street.
This proposal was consulted on in March 2019, and after concerns were raised about the T3 ending too close to Onewa Road, it has been pulled back to just before Zion Road.

Once completed, the T3 lane will be operative from 6:30-10:00AM Monday-Friday.

More info: at.govt.nz...

The project includes:
* Creation of a 400m South-bound T3 lane on Birkenhead Ave from Recreation Drive to Zion Road.
* Installation of a signalised mid-block pedestrian crossing to the North of Warratah St.
* Removal of existing pedestrian crossing outside 147 Birkenhead Ave.
* Changes to the lane configuration on approach to the Onewa Rd intersection to support the transit lane.
* Relocation of bus stop from outside 98 Birkenhead Ave to outside Birkenhead War Memorial Park.
* Installation of broken yellow lines along the western kerb from 80 to 90 Birkenhead Ave, as there won’t be sufficient road width to accommodate on-street parking.
* Removal of broken yellow lines outside 147 and 149 Birkenhead Ave.

A brief history of the project:
* March 2019: AT goes out for public consultation on the T3 lane, blindsiding the Kaipātiki Local Board and MP Dan Bidois, as the project had never been mentioned in numerous transport discussions.
* March 2019: MP Dan Bidois launches a petition against the T3 lane and gains over 1000 signatures.
* April 2019: The Kaipātiki Local Board gives conditional support for the plan, as long as two changes are made: That the general lane and the T3 lane both continue around the corner onto Onewa Rd so that vehicles aren't forced to merge prior to the intersection, AND that a clearway is installed along the new T3 lane outside of T3 hours.
* May 2019: The Kaipātiki Local Board is informed by AT that they had considered 4 other options to reconfigure the intersection and provide a much better outcome that would allow the T3 lane to connect into the Onewa Rd T3 lane, but had not put them out for consultation or advised the Kaipātiki Local Board before it gave feedback. Instead it had consulted on a cheaper solution with worse outcomes. See: www.stuff.co.nz...
* November 2020: AT confirms that the T3 is going ahead with minor changes around Zion Rd, subject to funding.
* September 2021: AT confirms that funding is confirmed and that construction will begin on 18 October 2021.

6 days ago

Where did you get your first takeaway coffee?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hey neighbours, welcome to alert level 3!

Cafes can operate but only for contactless pick-up or delivery.

Where did you get your first takeaway coffee?

Please post a photo and describe why you picked this place!

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1 day ago

Digital Boost Live - App Launch

Digital Boost

Hi neighbours!

With daylight savings kicking in, we’ll have more hours in the day to make the most of our time outdoors.

So why not keep learning on the go! When you’re on your daily stroll or jog around the neighbourhood, it’s the perfect time to boost your digital knowledge with our … View more
Hi neighbours!

With daylight savings kicking in, we’ll have more hours in the day to make the most of our time outdoors.

So why not keep learning on the go! When you’re on your daily stroll or jog around the neighbourhood, it’s the perfect time to boost your digital knowledge with our brand new app - Digital Boost Live.

Our app has everything you need in the palm of your hand so you can keep learning from anywhere.

You'll remain logged in all the time and have access to exclusive podcasts with business and industry experts only available via our app. Notifications will keep you up to date with new content and competitions as soon as they land.

All our learning videos, downloadable summaries, cases studies, and Q&A sessions will still be there - perfect for small business owners looking for a practical way to keep learning while on the move.

Don't delay, download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and start learning today!

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2 days ago

Beef, ordered from here

McDonald's

For delicious grass-raised beef New Zealand is the perfect combo. An ideal climate, lush pastures and innovative farming produces enough beef for Macca’s in New Zealand and around the world.

Our patties are 100% quality beef, and all that’s added is a dash of salt and pepper when cooked.
Find out more

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2 days ago

⏰ Spring Forward

Gabrielle Elborough from Sell with Gabrielle

Clocks go forward one hour tonight. That’s one less hour in lockdown.
😀

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8 days ago

Future of Rubbish

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Some parts of Auckland pay each time their rubbish is collected through rubbish tags (called "Pay-As-You-Throw") while others pay an extra charge on their rates. On 14 October, Auckland Council is going to be considering whether to adopt a standard method across Auckland, or continue with… View moreSome parts of Auckland pay each time their rubbish is collected through rubbish tags (called "Pay-As-You-Throw") while others pay an extra charge on their rates. On 14 October, Auckland Council is going to be considering whether to adopt a standard method across Auckland, or continue with a mix. They will also be considering whether to reduce the number of collections from weekly to fortnightly after the food scrap collection begins in 2023.

A recent review by Council has found that:
* there is NO evidence that Pay-As-You-Throw reduces the amount of rubbish per household, and
* Pay-As-You-Throw is "less cost-effective for the council than rates-funded solutions because of more complex systems, duplication of workloads by multiple suppliers, and the council's need to offer the service to properties across the entire region."
* Pay-As-You-Throw results in "more truck kilometres per year to deliver the service, resulting in worse outcomes for vehicle emissions, road wear, street amenity, health and safety and traffic congestion".

On Wednesday the Kaipātiki Local Board resolved that it:
* supports a transition to a rates-funded refuse service
* supports moving the general rubbish collection from weekly to fortnightly (3 board members including myself opposed this)
* supports retaining bins rather than bags for general waste
* supports retaining a fortnightly rates-funded recycling service
* supports the introduction of a rates-funded food scrap collection
* request that the council work with the Government to put a greater onus of reducing waste onto manufacturers and retailers, through systems such as the German Green Dot (Der Grüne Punkt) scheme
* requests that the council work with other councils in New Zealand to develop consistency in recycling practices.

This feedback and feedback from other local boards will now go to council's Environment and Climate Change Committee on 14 October to make a decision on the way forward.
If that decision is to change from the planned move to PAYT for everyone, then there will be public consultation in 2022/23.

If you'd like more info on the review and the conclusions it came to, you can read the memo here:
www.johngillon.co.nz...

3 days ago

⏰👀 Brick & Tile home - walk to Rangitoto College

Gabrielle Elborough from Sell with Gabrielle

Brick & Tile home within walking distance to Rangitoto College.
In-zone for FIVE 🖐 decile-10 schools.

Learn More:
www.barfoot.co.nz...

Last days to view this property before the auction this coming Thursday 30th September (unless sold prior). Under Level 3 there are no Open Homes. … View more
Brick & Tile home within walking distance to Rangitoto College.
In-zone for FIVE 🖐 decile-10 schools.

Learn More:
www.barfoot.co.nz...

Last days to view this property before the auction this coming Thursday 30th September (unless sold prior). Under Level 3 there are no Open Homes. Viewing only by appointment and limited to two viewings per property per day (Level 3 rules).

Call me to view. Gabrielle 021 257 5018

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