Wattle Downs, Auckland

14 hours ago

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Manukau Courier

Hi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be … View moreHi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be done about child obesity? Read the full story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Do you support a sugar tax?
  • 29.8% Yes
    29.8% Complete
  • 31.9% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    31.9% Complete
  • 36.2% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    36.2% Complete
  • 2.1% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    2.1% Complete
47 votes
12 hours ago

When bags move like ballerinas

The Team from Auckland Museum

Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?

In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the … View more
Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?

In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the bag hinted at graceful movement while it was under the spotlight in the photography studio - it's inner performer was at the ready.

Although the Museum holds many objet d’art (art objects), the beautiful photography and images of the collection are themselves works of art, as this image of Katzoff's bag here is. Museum photographers work behind the scenes to create images of objects that act as both documentation and art.

As Artweek Auckland comes to a close this weekend, we wanted to showcase just one of many of the wonderful objet d'art from within our Applied Arts & Design collection.

Come and see 'the ballerina' for yourself, alongside many other wonderful works of art at Carried Away: Bags Unpacked, on now and free with Museum entry.

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12 hours ago

room for rent

Craig from Papakura

you looking for a new place to live.i have a large sunny room for you in papakura.Quiet streetwith off street parking,close to papakura town and south gate shops.Must be clean and tidy,no party people,pay rent on time.$180 ph txt 021902980

4 hours ago

Kiwi Can focuses on integrity

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Nelson Mandela’s philosophy was: “A bright future beckons! The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars.”

Read more: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

What's On: Floral Design Workshops

Dale from Mangere East

Great for business, celebrations, church, gifts, parties and weddings. Really fun! Tutorial time for everyone; novice to advanced Designers.Day tuition free! Evening session 6-8PM ($5 charge).To attend call John 0274-720700
Floral Design Workshops
  • Dale Harvey's Quarter Acre Paradise Conservatory
11 hours ago

Huge Potential

The Team from Neighbourly Property

This home has been loved by the entire family for over 30 years, but it is now time to move on.

931 sq m fully fenced site - possibilities are enormous
House well situated on section - giving heaps of free space
Up ROW - adding to the privacy
Renovations needed - to bring it back to original … View more
This home has been loved by the entire family for over 30 years, but it is now time to move on.

931 sq m fully fenced site - possibilities are enormous
House well situated on section - giving heaps of free space
Up ROW - adding to the privacy
Renovations needed - to bring it back to original brilliance
Massive deck - which has seen numerous family parties & dinners
3 bedrooms - 2 are doubles
Good size living area - with outdoor flow to deck
Kitchen has good space - could be incredible
Opposite shops - how convenient
Very short walk to school & pre-school - no car needed

This is a great find.

See for yourself. But be quick - it will not last.

PLEASE NOTE: Specified floor and land area sizes have been obtained from sources such as Property Smart, Auckland Council (LIM) or Title documents. They have not been measured by the Salesperson or LJ Hooker - Realty 2000 Limited. We recommend you seek your own independent legal advice if these sizes are material to your purchasing decision.

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28 days ago

rail road repair!!!

Wendy from Papakura

I think the new park and ride car park in Takanini is well overdue and needed. but my daily commute to work over the uneven rail road crossing on Maurora rd is getting worse every day and I feel its unacceptable. For the amount of traffic using that road it needs to be fixed asap.

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12 hours ago

Public Event Free Entry

Chris from Wattle Downs

The Elim Light Party will be held on the 31st October. Free entry. Fun events for kids and adults. Bring the family. Food stalls available. 198 Mahia Rd Wattledowns 5pm until 8pm. Invite your neighbours.

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1 day ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
Enter now

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1 day ago

Get your measles vaccination!

Counties Manukau DHB

Measles is spreading fast in Counties Manukau! Don’t delay!

Please ensure tamariki and rangatahi get their FREE measles vaccine (1-29 years) from their doctor today.

For more information, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or talk to your doctor. Stop the spread of measles – get immunised!
Protect yourself

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1 day ago

What's On: Light Party

Jill from Manurewa

Positive alternative to Halloween ! Family fun for everyone .Entry: Gold coin per person.Lots of free activities, prizes, food/drinks for sale. No Halloween or scary costumes please.For more info: 0221671058
Light Party
  • Connect Baptist Church
1 day ago

Get fit for FREE!

Sarah Moore from Froot Camp

Hi neighbours - wanna get fit for summer? Froot Camp is a boot camp that's been running in Auckland Domain for three years - and it's completely free. Come and train in Auckland's most beautiful park and get fit with a bunch of fun, supportive and friendly peeps.

We train 6pm … View more
Hi neighbours - wanna get fit for summer? Froot Camp is a boot camp that's been running in Auckland Domain for three years - and it's completely free. Come and train in Auckland's most beautiful park and get fit with a bunch of fun, supportive and friendly peeps.

We train 6pm Tuesday and Thursdays and 9am Saturday (whatever the weather)

It's a great bunch of people and you couldn't train in a more beautiful spot. All fitness levels welcomed, and encouraged. You don't need to get fit before you come, we're here to help you do that.

Questions? Ask below!
Get fit now

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1 day ago

Wanted Red or Purple Flax Plant

Michelle from Wattle Downs

Hi if you have a red or purple flax you no longer want and giving away to good home please let me know Thanks Michelle

Free

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