Waiatarua, Auckland

26 days ago

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42 days ago

The Covid-19 case for repeating the school year

Josephine Franks Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours! With two bouts of lockdown it's a been a funny old year of schooling. Where kids struggled to keep up at home, some parents are thinking about repeating the school year. Is this you? If it's something you're considering and you'd like to share the reasons … View moreKia ora neighbours! With two bouts of lockdown it's a been a funny old year of schooling. Where kids struggled to keep up at home, some parents are thinking about repeating the school year. Is this you? If it's something you're considering and you'd like to share the reasons why, do get in touch - josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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26 days ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. … View more
To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
Explore now

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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 4.3% Auckland
    4.3% Complete
  • 20.7% Coromandel
    20.7% Complete
  • 6.2% Rotorua
    6.2% Complete
  • 5.6% Taupō
    5.6% Complete
  • 5.7% Wellington
    5.7% Complete
  • 18.7% Nelson Tasman
    18.7% Complete
  • 10.2% Marlborough
    10.2% Complete
  • 28.5% Central Otago/Lakes
    28.5% Complete
2855 votes
26 days ago

Meet "Ginger".

David from Glen Eden

Root ginger, as bought. All I did was trim toe nails so she could stand up.

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27 days ago

November tour: Black Grace presents 3 Dances (West Auckland venues confirmed!)

The Team from Black Grace dance company

Hello Neighbours!

Just a quick note to let everyone know about the upcoming Black Grace tour starting next Friday. We will be touring venues around Auckland between Friday 6 - Monday 16 November. It's the company's first time performing in some of these areas, so we're really … View more
Hello Neighbours!

Just a quick note to let everyone know about the upcoming Black Grace tour starting next Friday. We will be touring venues around Auckland between Friday 6 - Monday 16 November. It's the company's first time performing in some of these areas, so we're really excited to meet new faces and dance enthusiasts!

We're looking forward to sharing these new works with our community, which will be accompanied by a special live music performance.

Below is a link to the Facebook events page with details of each venue. Please feel free to share with those who might be interested and hope to see you there!

Black Grace presents 3 Dances

6 Nov Hobsonville - Sunderland Lounge, 7pm
7 Nov Glen Innes - Te Oro, 7pm
8 Nov Takapuna -The PumpHouse Theatre, 5pm
13 Nov Waiheke Island - Artworks Theatre, 7pm
14 Nov Glen Eden - Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre, 7pm
15 Nov Piha - Barnett Hall, 5pm
16 Nov Waiuku - Waiuku Memorial Town Hall, 7pm

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27 days ago

Recognise this man?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police are appealing to the public to help identify this person.

Police believe he may be able to assist them with enquiries into a theft in the Henderson area.

If you recognise him, or have any information about his identity, phone 105 quoting file number 201017/9691
@[organisation_10338]

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27 days ago

Neighbourly 101: Contact Us

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Neighbourly team is here to lend a helping hand! Whether you have some questions around how the site works, or you need help updating your details or settings, getting in touch with us is simple:

- Click "Settings" at the top right of the website
(If on mobile, click your profile… View more
The Neighbourly team is here to lend a helping hand! Whether you have some questions around how the site works, or you need help updating your details or settings, getting in touch with us is simple:

- Click "Settings" at the top right of the website
(If on mobile, click your profile picture and select "settings")
- Select "Help”
- Under Top Articles, select "Contacting Neighbourly"
- Click on the link to our Contact Us page

We look forward to hearing from you!

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48 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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28 days ago

Riddle me this!

NumberWorks'nWords Henderson

What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have? Leave your answer in the comments below!

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28 days ago

Creating a buzz: Glendene, Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Ellen Parker admits she used to shun insects.

But now she is the confident custodian of thousands of bees.

"Normally I'm not really a fan of insects and flying things," said Parker, a medical receptionist.

"But when I started to learn more, I realised they're not out to … View more
Ellen Parker admits she used to shun insects.

But now she is the confident custodian of thousands of bees.

"Normally I'm not really a fan of insects and flying things," said Parker, a medical receptionist.

"But when I started to learn more, I realised they're not out to sting you. They're out there doing their own thing and they're pretty tame."

The Glendene resident and partner Alexander Jones have drawn a flock of followers to their Instagram page @verygoodbeeco, which documents their beekeeping journey.

The 28-year-olds bought their first hive in November 2019 after delving into a beekeeping experience course in Matakana.

"We really enjoyed it and decided to take the plunge," Jones said.

The fact that the entire hive can function as one brain is incredible, he said.

"... bees are essential parts of the life cycle of many plants and therefore life on earth, so being able to contribute to that definitely provides a bit of a feel-good aspect to it."

The keen apiarists last week spent an hour watching the bees from a beanbag fronting the hive.

"It's strangely therapeutic," Jones said.

A fascination with flying is echoed in the West Auckland couple's careers.

Jones is an aircraft technician and Parker, a former flight attendant.

The goal is to keep the operation small.

"For us on a hobby scale and the way we've established our hive, we're not thrashing the bees to get every drop of honey out of them like on a commercial scale," Jones said.

Any honey and wax produced by their bees is purely a bonus, he said.

The couple has found it rewarding to turn the products into beard wax, a honey and sugar scrub and beeswax food wraps.

Jones and Parker have been flooded with orders for Christmas presents.

"We give our neighbours honey and stuff to say thanks for putting up with us," Jones said.

He confesses there have been days when he questioned if beekeeping was a good idea.

When the honey farmers first brought the hive home, they made the mistake of inspecting it on a cloudy day when most occupants were home.

The bees grew angry and launched a stinging attack on their new owners.

"They were bouncing off our suits," Parker said.

"You think of bees, which are focused on foraging, being stuck at home when someone comes lifts the roof off their house and starts shaking it around," Jones said.

"They'd prefer it to happen while they're away at work."

The budding apiculturists have to inspect the bees for signs of infestations, mites and wax moths.

Jones said they are battling their way through swarm season- the bees' natural instinct to propagate when flowers and bees start to wake from a long winter.

The apiculturists have learned the hard way that swarm prevention is critical at this time of year.

This can be done by giving hives enough space, splitting a hive to almost simulate a swarm and to prevent them raising a new queen, he said.

"We were a bit slow to read the signs and a couple of days before we planned to split our hive (to prevent a swarm), our hive swarmed into the neighbour's tree," Jones said.

"We then managed to find the swarming queen and return her to a spare hive we had ready for the split."

The honey farmers carried out the hive split and the bees returned to their hives an hour later.

"We were pretty embarrassed and stressed by the whole thing, but it has offered us plenty of learning and lessons for the rest of the season and onto the next," Jones said.

Nature has taken its course and a new queen has hatched in the new hive.

Jones said that out of respect to their neighbours, the couple will give the hive to interested friends.

"We'd love to manage a hive for them to see if they want to take the hobby up themselves."

"The original hive seems to be behaving again and has started their honey production."

28 days ago

Car for sale $2499 ono

Nikita from Nikita Fittall

Super economical car. Bought her nz new 5 years ago, so only the one nz owner.

She's very reliable and has never broken down on me. Replaced as we moved house and needed a 4x4 for the driveway.

A few external flaws to make note of, but only cosmetic! Shown in photos.

Feel free to ask any … View more
Super economical car. Bought her nz new 5 years ago, so only the one nz owner.

She's very reliable and has never broken down on me. Replaced as we moved house and needed a 4x4 for the driveway.

A few external flaws to make note of, but only cosmetic! Shown in photos.

Feel free to ask any questions and encouraged to come view. Awesome first car for someone learning to drive. No known running issues, no money owning.

See listing details.

www.trademe.co.nz...

28 days ago

Popular baby product recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and … View more
Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and The Nile from October 2019 to October 2020

If you have one of these forks/spoons and the date stamp is marked 2019 or earlier (or no date stamp is shown), the company advises to stop using the product and contact Bloom and Grow NZ to organise for a gift voucher to the same value.

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33 days 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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29 days ago

Summer School - Cookery Intensive

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Learn foundation cookery skills and get a Part time job.
Join the summer intensive of the NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 3 running from Nov 23 2020 - 2021 Summer Holidays.
Call us on 09 377 7961 for details.

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35 days ago

We Say, You Say: Auckland Uni Exams

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Neighbours,

Auckland uni students have spoken out against on-campus exams this year as their overseas counterparts will be able to check notes while they will not be able to.

Those international and domestic students remaining in New Zealand will be completing their exams under … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Auckland uni students have spoken out against on-campus exams this year as their overseas counterparts will be able to check notes while they will not be able to.

Those international and domestic students remaining in New Zealand will be completing their exams under supervised conditions. A university email obtained by Stuff showed that overseas students will also be given a 30 minute grace period, in case of any technical faults, with this time able to be used towards the final exam.

Do you think this is fair?

*Type NFP if you do not want your comment feature in our Conversations section.

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