Wai O Taiki Bay, Auckland

1 day ago

Kayaker plucked from Manukau Harbour

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to … View more
Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to realise the call about a kayaker in trouble was real- rather than a stitch up.

They stopped filming and rushed to the harbour after the alarm was raised about 3.20 pm on October 20.

Helicopter crew soon spotted the kayaker, who was plucked to safety by the Coastguard.

The kayaker was reported to be safe and well.

Auckland City District Police

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light … View more
Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light rail system connecting the airport to Auckland's central city may finally get off the ground.

But Transport Minister Phil Twyford alluded key decisions are still to be made.

Twyford said in June the governing parties could not agree on a preferred proposal and the future of the project would be decided by the new Government following the election.

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Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?
  • 25.6% Yes
    25.6% Complete
  • 74.4% No
    74.4% Complete
422 votes
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4 days ago

Traffic congestion on Kohimarama - St Johns roads

Jan from Kohimarama

Does anyone else find that the Felton Matthew lights have caused chaos on Kohimarama / St Johns roads? It now takes up to 20 minutes to make what should be a 6 minute journey to Glen Innes or Stonefields. The lights took long enough to be set up but now there is a constant logjam from St Heliers … View moreDoes anyone else find that the Felton Matthew lights have caused chaos on Kohimarama / St Johns roads? It now takes up to 20 minutes to make what should be a 6 minute journey to Glen Innes or Stonefields. The lights took long enough to be set up but now there is a constant logjam from St Heliers Bay Road through to Felton Matthew Ave. It is particularly exacerbated by location of the bus stops and by cars parked on the side of the road. Should we as a group be asking/telling the Council to get it sorted ?

4 hours ago

CHRISTMAS NAPKINS

Johann from St Heliers

5 PACKETS 20 NAPKINS IN EACH FOR 10 $

Price: $10

8 hours ago

Girls clothes & School Uniform

Emma from Glen Innes

All in excellent condition just outgrown, 7/8 yrs
Sandals, size 10
School tops 6 yrs
$5 each item.

Negotiable

9 hours ago

PLANTS

Johann from St Heliers

HEAPS OF PLANTS ALL FOR 10 $

Price: $10

1 day ago

ALERT Solar energy problem !!!!

Julie from St Heliers

We have solar heated hot water. Trying to save the planet.

More correctly - had solar hot water - installed by Mercury Energy. We now have no hot water.

The system stopped heating the cylinder the night before yesterday and hot water ran out yesterday morning. At three pm yesterday I started … View more
We have solar heated hot water. Trying to save the planet.

More correctly - had solar hot water - installed by Mercury Energy. We now have no hot water.

The system stopped heating the cylinder the night before yesterday and hot water ran out yesterday morning. At three pm yesterday I started phoning to find someone to fix it.

I phoned two local electricians. After taking about two hours to call back, they said they don't fix solar. Don't know anything about it. The problem is that we have a solar power system linked to our hot water cylinder. Mercury Power installed it about a year ago. They said call Mercury.

So I called Mercury, who asked me who installed the system. I said you did. They said no, we used a subcontractor, who was that? I said we do not know because we thought you installed it, because we paid you. They said, sorry, but we don't know who installed it. Never mind, we will put you in touch with our technical people, they might be able to help.

Opps, it was now after 4.30 pm and they had all gone home. No after hours service.

So I called Mercury again. They said oh dear. We will put you through to Vector. They will be able to help.

Vector said... no we don't help. We don't do Solar. But Mercury said you did, I pleaded. So they checked with the supervisor. Oh, yes, Vector DO have a Solar technical team. Its another number. But they have gone home. They will ring you, I was told. we waited.... Of course... no call.

Today is a new day. At 9am I started again. I called Mecrury 0800101810. The nice lady told me they don't fix solar. But she would put me through to Vector Solar. 0800707030. I said I would call it.

So I called that number and an automated voice said "we can help" - but the extension puts you through to a voice message that cheerfully says " Leave your number - we will ring you back".

Hmmm. They didn't ring us back last night, so I was a bit cross. My message was not friendly, icily compliant, I might say. I blew it.

Now I think I need to resort to cunning. I called the Vector sales inquiry number and left my number. Ah ha! A human called back just about straight away. She was very nice. She said the Technical Team probably checked our address from the number I left and realised we are not their customer.

But Mercury told us to call them... I pleaded. I am becoming confused. desperate. She took pity. She said someone from the Vector technical team will call me. But not for a few hours. Because they need to have a few conversations. It is 09.34 am.

HELP. HELP. Any suggestions???

A glimmer of hope. Someone at Vector called a local electrician. They called us. The person I spoke with provided great customer liaison service. Really nice. We are waiting. Fingers crossed.

Progress. After more phone calls clarity is emerging. No service, and no hot water, but a more clarity about the situation.

The local electrical company called. Very well informed and professional person. They cannot help, he said and explained why. He asked not to be named. I will respect that.

Then Vector's Client Resolutions Service called. They were helpful. If this was a Network problem, Vector should be involved. But it is apparently not, so they are not.

We don't know for sure, because no-one qualified has been here, but 'reading the runes' (a small electronic message on the Solar Heating panel that repeatedly flashes the message "Fan Failure - Hot water not heating') suggests this is the case. Vector advised going back to Mercury.

Now Mercury has called. This is wonderful. A Mercury technician will be calling me back.... I hope he will call me back.

The thought of a whole Labour Weekend with no hot water looms.Worse, the thought of another lock down with no hot water threatens.

Our system was installed in 2019. We are likely to still be within warranty.

Thank you for your very encouraging messages Neighbourly readers.

We wait.

It is now almost two hours since Mercury told me someone would ring back. We are running out of day.

Perhaps I should call.

Ah ha, dear Neighbourly readers. A Mercury Technician called and he is on his way.

When we have hot water I shall let you know.

Post Script: I am pleased to report that we again have hot water.

Some might say hot water is not an essential prerequisite for civilized life, although from Roman times a domestic supply of hot water has been valued, it does help!

Senior people at Mercury took the time to speak with me, and I wish to acknowledge and thank them. Also the technician who came promptly, once the correct notification occurred.

Running a large and complex organisation such as Mercury is a challenge and those in leadership roles take on huge responsibility. That fact you took the time to reply to a single bemused and distressed customer is a credit to you and your company. Thank you.

16 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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16 hours ago

Final days of Stand in Peace: Exploring the New Zealand Wars

The Team from Auckland Museum

Can you imagine a prison hulk (ship) in Auckland Harbour holding prisoners of war? This was the reality just 156 years ago in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Museum’s narrated experience reflects on the New Zealand Wars and invites you into the dark times in our history, examining what they might … View more
Can you imagine a prison hulk (ship) in Auckland Harbour holding prisoners of war? This was the reality just 156 years ago in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Museum’s narrated experience reflects on the New Zealand Wars and invites you into the dark times in our history, examining what they might mean to us today.

Running at 10.30am daily until this Wednesday 28 October. Tickets are just $10 per person.
Get your ticket now

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16 hours ago

ASB Auckland Marathon road closure information

Auckland Marathon

The ASB Auckland Marathon is taking place on Sunday 1st of November 2020. There are a number of road closures in place for the event that you should be aware of in your neighbourhood.

To see the road closures locations and times, please visit the our website, or email us at … View more
The ASB Auckland Marathon is taking place on Sunday 1st of November 2020. There are a number of road closures in place for the event that you should be aware of in your neighbourhood.

To see the road closures locations and times, please visit the our website, or email us at aucklandmarathon@ironman.

Please note the Auckland Harbour Bridge is open, traffic will flow both ways all day. Runners will be on course from 6am – 1pm come on out and support!

If you would like to join the Ryman Volunteer Crew supporting athletes across the event we still have some spots left, if you have a group this can be used as a fundraising opportunity. Email volunteers.aucklandmarathon@ironman.com for more information.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The … View moreKia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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22 hours ago

Enjoy some togetherness this long weekend!

Saint Johns Butchery

Togetherness has been important during this mad year of uncertainty. It unites us and gives us a sense of security and belonging.

Celebrate togetherness, and connect with friends and family this long weekend. Fire up the BBQ and share some time with people you care about. It'll make you … View more
Togetherness has been important during this mad year of uncertainty. It unites us and gives us a sense of security and belonging.

Celebrate togetherness, and connect with friends and family this long weekend. Fire up the BBQ and share some time with people you care about. It'll make you happier :-)

Saint Johns Butchery is open all weekend to cater for your BBQ needs. Simply pop into our store and our friendly staff will be happy to help you out.

Saturday ... 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday ... 8.30am - 5.00pm
Monday ... 9.00am - 5.00pm

Take care and stay safe,
The Saint Johns Butchery Team

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5 days ago

Original Church Organ- Electric

Tracey from Glendowie

In good condition and perfect working order
$100 or near offer
Takes 3-4 burly men to lift!

1 day ago

Social Bowls3Five

Paul Tuckley from St Heliers Bowling Club

The Social Bowls3Five Tournament is an annual tournament for all comers to enjoy lawn bowls in friendly competition. Held over six weeks during the summer months, Social Bowls3Five is a great opportunity for you to get a group of friends or colleagues together for some fun and friendly … View moreThe Social Bowls3Five Tournament is an annual tournament for all comers to enjoy lawn bowls in friendly competition. Held over six weeks during the summer months, Social Bowls3Five is a great opportunity for you to get a group of friends or colleagues together for some fun and friendly competition in the beautiful surroundings of St Heliers Bowling Club.


The competition is held on Wednesday evenings over six weeks starting on 13th January 2021.

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1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 … View more
We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Due to the long weekend, the council's kerbside collections will be one day later from 26 – 31 October.

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