Waiatarua, Auckland

17 days ago

Sign up this month and WIN!

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This month we are giving Neighbourly members the chance to win one of two Panasonic 2019 55” GX740 4K LED Smart TVs.

Simply, switch your electricity to energyclubnz before the 30th November and use the promocode: ecnz-winatv to be into WIN!

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18 days ago

Confidence

NumberWorks'nWords Henderson

Tutoring = being confident and empowered.

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18 days ago

The Fat Duck

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

A visit to Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant, The Fat Duck near London was an outstanding culinary experience. Heston’s menu is inspired by his favourite childhood memories and he wants to arouse in us our own memories about a favourite summer holiday.

This is a fascinating experience filled … View more
A visit to Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant, The Fat Duck near London was an outstanding culinary experience. Heston’s menu is inspired by his favourite childhood memories and he wants to arouse in us our own memories about a favourite summer holiday.

This is a fascinating experience filled with spectacular dishes well-briefed "storyteller" and Heston's quirky humour.
Click on the link to read the full story..
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#hestonbluementhal #thefatduck #restaurant #gastronomy #michelin3stars #michelin #finedining #foodographynz

18 days ago

Who's setting off fireworks tonight?! 😄💥

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from … View more
Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from flammable items such as trees, grasses, gas tanks, and wood.

💦 3. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.

👧 4. Children should never light fireworks themselves and need to be supervised closely at all times.

🧰 5. Keep all unlit fireworks in a secure bag or container away from any source of fire until they are ready to be used.

📞 6. Be considerate and let neighbours know if you're planning to set off fireworks. Aim to finish at a reasonable time.

🐱 7. Keep pets comfortable and secure inside. The loud booms and flashing lights can easily scare them off.

🐮 8. Avoid lighting off fireworks around farm animals and be aware of any newborns or elderly neighbours who may also be affected. If possible, change locations to somewhere that minimises any disturbances.

🌿 9. Be a tidy Kiwi and let's work together to keep New Zealand beautiful! Clean up any any rubbish and leave your spot better than you found it.

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18 days ago

Celebrate Santa’s arrival at WestCity Waitakere

WestCity Waitakere

Join the WestCity Explorers Fern & Nikau on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November as we celebrate Santa’s arrival.

Enjoy a fun filled weekend of Christmas festivities including:
● Meet & take photos with Santa
● Receive a FREE Christmas activity pad with every Santa photo … View more
Join the WestCity Explorers Fern & Nikau on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November as we celebrate Santa’s arrival.

Enjoy a fun filled weekend of Christmas festivities including:
● Meet & take photos with Santa
● Receive a FREE Christmas activity pad with every Santa photo purchased!
● Decorate and take home your own Gingerbread Man
● Decorate and take home your own Christmas hat
● Face painting
● Balloon artist
● Jugglers
● WestCity Explorers handing out treats

Where: WestCity Waitakere Level 1, Centre Court 7 Catherine Street, Henderson
When: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November from 10.30am – 2.30pm

Phone: +64 9 978 6700
Learn more

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42 days ago

Should council agency staff get big pay bonuses ? - Reply

Matt from Henderson

Hi Neighbours, Is working for a council agency public service, or should it involve pay bonuses for doing a job well done. Panuku Development has paid $451,000 to 38 of its staff, angering the mayor Phil Goff. Are bonuses appropriate ?

My own response is this. That is a huge lot of money to be … View more
Hi Neighbours, Is working for a council agency public service, or should it involve pay bonuses for doing a job well done. Panuku Development has paid $451,000 to 38 of its staff, angering the mayor Phil Goff. Are bonuses appropriate ?

My own response is this. That is a huge lot of money to be giving as bonuses to this particular council agency. Look, at any work place, there should be some work incentive for working so many work hours at any job or workplace for the employees or the job at general I understand that. I used to work at Spotlight, I used to get a christmas bonus with my pay once every year. This was with all Spotlight stores in NZ and in Australia. This was our little perk once every year we employees and the employers get towards December. I don't know what other stores get here in NZ, but I am sure everyone would get the same, not sure though.

Instead of taking bonuses away from work places or any agencies, look at what the MP's at Wellington earn and see if what they earn is actually much more than what the average worker is earning in the way of bonuses.

What do others think?

Matt

19 days ago

$1.50 for 1000 chickens - Hamilton man accidently wins Trade Me auction

Tori Tokalau Reporter from Western Leader

A Hamilton man got more than he bargained for in an online auction. But we think he's an amazing guy for wanting to rehome all of them. What do you think?

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19 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

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When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 37.1% I start a few months before
    37.1% Complete
  • 23.2% I leave it until the last minute
    23.2% Complete
  • 37.1% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    37.1% Complete
  • 2.6% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    2.6% Complete
1323 votes
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19 days ago

Volunteers needed

Eleanor from Henderson

Dementia Auckland are urgently looking for volunteers to come and lend a hand this weekend, SAT 9th and SUN 10th NOVEMBER. We need help running the SAUSAGE SIZZLE (at Noel Leeming Henderson and St Lukes Mega) and SELLING RAFFLE TICKETS (at Noel Leeming Botany, New Lynn, Sylvia Park) to raise funds … View moreDementia Auckland are urgently looking for volunteers to come and lend a hand this weekend, SAT 9th and SUN 10th NOVEMBER. We need help running the SAUSAGE SIZZLE (at Noel Leeming Henderson and St Lukes Mega) and SELLING RAFFLE TICKETS (at Noel Leeming Botany, New Lynn, Sylvia Park) to raise funds for Dementia Auckland.

Date: Sat 9th and Sun 10th November

Time: Morning: 10am - 1pm, Afternoon: 1pm - 4pm

Shifts: 3 hours

A diagnosis of dementia is not just a diagnosis of an individual it’s of an entire family. Dementia Auckland is a charity which provides FREE services supporting the community and those who are in a support role caring for someone with dementia. A carer is the hero that bravely walks beside someone with dementia, these funds support those taking care of others.

To find out more and sign up please visit: signup.com... or email Scott: events@dementiaauckland.org.nz

Thank you.

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19 days ago

Battling an invisible illness: From chronic pain to travelling the world

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours, a Blockhouse Bay man spent years experiencing chronic pain due to an auto inflammatory disease called hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Three years ago Maurice O'Rourke was in so much pain he was unable to sleep for more than an hour at a time.
He is now pain free and able to … View more
Hi neighbours, a Blockhouse Bay man spent years experiencing chronic pain due to an auto inflammatory disease called hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Three years ago Maurice O'Rourke was in so much pain he was unable to sleep for more than an hour at a time.
He is now pain free and able to travel overseas for the first time in decades due to a medication which is now being publicly funded.

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