West Harbour, Auckland

6 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

2 days ago

If cutting emissions is the big goal - why put up PT fares ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland is this year getting serious about reducing carbon emissions. Transport is the city's biggest single emitter. So how does it make sense to hike public transport fares? Read the story below:

3 hours ago

Don’t miss your collection day

The Team from Auckland Council

Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections… View more
Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections will return to normal on 15 February 2021.

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7 hours ago
1 day ago

We Say, You Say: Beach Safety

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked … View more
Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.

The vast majority could not do so.

According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.

“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in your community paper.
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6 hours ago

Seafood Paella & Gourmet fish pie

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Fish week continues for our Cookery, Level 3 students as they prepare Paella a classic Spanish dish infused with saffron, mussels, monkfish & squid. A Gourmet fish pie with gurnard, hapuka and salmon in a rich and creamy velouté.

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8 hours ago

Davis and Waddell smoking platform

Phorum from Hobsonville

Brand new. Never used. Surplus to needs
Pick up from Hobsonville
Price negotiable

Price: $50

9 hours ago

Two Auckland Covid-19 cases confirmed, locations of interest released

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now… View more
UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now in managed isolation after testing positive on Wednesday night.

Anyone who was present at the locations below are asked to isolate and get a test as soon as possible.

Locations of interest:

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 11 am - 2 pm.

- Pak n Save Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 17 January, 2 pm - 2.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Pak'nSave Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 18 January, 12 noon - 12.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 12.30 pm - 3 pm.

- Caltex Orewa, 70 Grand Drive, Orewa. 18 January, 1 pm - 1.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Hickeys Pharmacy, 16 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 23 January, 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm.

- Farmers at Westfield Albany, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- Tai Ping Supermarket Albany, 92 Rosedale Road, Rosedale. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- New World Orewa, 11 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 25 January, 1 pm - 2 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline).

- Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote, 2 Kilham Avenue, Northcote. 26 January, 12.30 pm - 1 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline).

For more information please see the Ministry of Health's Covid-19 Health advice page.

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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1 day ago

Book list makes summer reading a breeze

The Team from Auckland Council

Summer’s not summer without sand between the pages of a good book, or sunscreen blurring the screen on your phone or ebook reader.

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles into ten tempting categories, especially for summer 2021.

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1 day ago

Free Wardrobe

Anthony from Massey

I'm helping a friend here with a surplus to requirement.
Measurements attached on the pics.

A diamond shape wardrobe and everything works nicely.

It is a glass wardrobe and quite heavy, so two strong guys will do, (the owner is a female and can't help for sure).

You might need to … View more
I'm helping a friend here with a surplus to requirement.
Measurements attached on the pics.

A diamond shape wardrobe and everything works nicely.

It is a glass wardrobe and quite heavy, so two strong guys will do, (the owner is a female and can't help for sure).

You might need to bring a trailer, van or ute.

It is free and can be picked up any afternoon time.

Located at Schnapper Rock.

contact me with your details and I'll let the owner knows.

Thank you good neighbours

Free

1 day ago

Auckland Anniversary Weekend

The Team from Auckland Council

Make the most of the long weekend with events taking place across Tāmaki Makaurau. Find out what's on for Auckland Anniversary: bit.ly...

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8 days ago

Protect and learn about Auckland's environment this summer

The Team from Auckland Council

Every season provides unique opportunities to treasure and restore Aucklands natural environment, and summer is no exception.

Get stuck in and support our environment with weeding, bird monitoring and trapping.

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1 day ago

Auckland's iconic 'creepy' Santa in pieces in Wanaka lot until next Christmas

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland’s iconic “creepy” Santa, who for decades towered over Queen St’s Christmas shoppers, is currently lying dismembered in a large lot in Wanaka – and will be until next Christmas.

Santa will remain in the lot until he can be patched up and painted ahead of a … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland’s iconic “creepy” Santa, who for decades towered over Queen St’s Christmas shoppers, is currently lying dismembered in a large lot in Wanaka – and will be until next Christmas.

Santa will remain in the lot until he can be patched up and painted ahead of a Christmas reveal this year.

Read more of this story by Troels Sommerville.

www.stuff.co.nz...

What do you think about the plans for Santa's future?

Mr Claus' owner National Transport and Toy Museum curator Jason Rhodes is looking for any information about the history of the Santa figure.

Do you know anything about the red character's past?

Rhodes has asked anyone who might know something about its past to contact the National Transport and Toy Museum.

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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1 day ago

Westlake Girls High School junior uniform

Kim from Greenhithe

Blazer size 10 $40
Blazer size 8 $40
Shirts size 6 x 2 $30
Shirts size 8 x 3 $45
Shirts size 10 x 2 $30

Price: $15

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1 day ago

Beginner Crochet Course

Amber from Massey

Hi everyone,
For those interested in learning a new skill, hobby or craft I am running a 6 week Beginners Crochet Course in Greenhithe starting from Thursday 18th February. Suitable for 16 years and above.
Places are limited so make sure you book to secure your spot!.

Check out my website for more… View more
Hi everyone,
For those interested in learning a new skill, hobby or craft I am running a 6 week Beginners Crochet Course in Greenhithe starting from Thursday 18th February. Suitable for 16 years and above.
Places are limited so make sure you book to secure your spot!.

Check out my website for more details: www.craftyyarnz.co.nz...

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2 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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