Whenuapai & Herald Island, Auckland

15 days ago

Get your voting papers in on ‘Vote Day’ - Saturday 5 October

Daniel Webster from Local Government New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal … View more
Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal system.

New Zealand Post advises that the Standard Post delivery target is up to 3 working days for nationwide delivery, while delivery to and from rural areas may take longer. However, these targets are guides only, and are not guaranteed – delivery may take longer.

Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

“Some of the main reasons people give for not voting are they forgot, ran out of time or were too busy,” says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

“So to make sure people give themselves the best chance to have their say we are encouraging people to vote early on what we’ve dubbed Vote Day. Fill out your papers during the week and then to pop them in the paid envelope and into the nearest post box on Saturday 5 October.”

“Voting papers have to arrive at council offices by midday Saturday 12 October, so sending them in on Vote Day gives them plenty of time to get through the postal system.”

Mr Alexander says it is important New Zealanders participate in the selection of the people who will make decisions that affect most people’s lives on a daily basis.

“Local government shapes the place that you live. It’s the pavements you walk on, the roads where you drive, the water you drink, shower in and swim in, your parks, libraries and swimming pools where you take the kids,” Mr Alexander says.

“There’s been a lot of robust public conversation around climate change, the housing crisis, the quality of our water and our transport options, and now is the time to turn that conversation into a vote that influences your local leadership.”

“Voters can still post their papers after 5 October, but there is no harm in doing it earlier,” Mr Alexander says.

Eligible voters who didn’t enrol before 16 August won’t receive their papers in the mail, but can make a special vote by visiting their local council offices, or by contacting their Council Electoral Officer.

What: ‘Vote Day’
When: Saturday 5 October 2019
Why: Make sure you have your say by voting early
How: Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

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15 days ago

Cape Reinga to Bluff

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young … View more
The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young people across Aotearoa that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.

Kia kaha Marian and Kay!

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15 days ago

#NeighbourlySupporters - win one of TEN vouchers!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Here at Neighbourly HQ we love watching sports together - and know many of our members do too. We want to put the challenge out there - how about watching the games with your neighbours? *** We have TEN $50 Countdown vouchers to give away! Enter by commenting on our blog here. ***

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16 days ago

DIY patterned perfection!

Resene ColorShop Westgate

If you like the pattern on a particular wallpaper but it’s not the right colour or scale, why not use it as inspiration for your own paint project?

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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16 days ago

School Holiday Fun Workshops

Melanie from West Harbour

Hello West Aucklanders!!

Here are some more school holiday fun for kids:

Date: Friday 4 October
Workshop: Upcycled Robots, 9 am - 2 pm
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Location: Avondale Community Centre… View more
Hello West Aucklanders!!

Here are some more school holiday fun for kids:

Date: Friday 4 October
Workshop: Upcycled Robots, 9 am - 2 pm
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Location: Avondale Community Centre

Date: Monday 7 October
Workshop: Zentangling, 10 am - 12 pm
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Sew A Secret Pouch, 1 pm - 3 pm
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Location: Te Manawa Library

Date: Tuesday 8 October
Workshop: Sew A Diwali Elephant, 10 am - 12 pm
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Workshop: Tower of Hanoi, 1 pm - 4 pm
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Location: Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre
Workshop: Planter Boxes / Bird Houses, 10 am - 12:30 pm
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Location: Arataki Visitor Centre

Date: Wednesday 9 October
Workshop: Upcycled Creatures, 10 am - 12 pm
Location: West Harbour Community Group
Workshop: Sew A Kauri Tree, 10 am - 12 pm
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Location: Arataki Visitor Centre

Follow us on our Facebook page to find out more www.facebook.com...

16 days ago

School Holiday Deals

Lyndelle Porter from Red Cross Shop Henderson

Dark mahogany dresser 20% off
Small dressers 30% off

Also half price on toys and selected homewares. Come visit us at 435 Great North Rd Henderson.

16 days ago

Spice up your life

Sangam Indian Cuisine

Sangam open for dinner 7 days a week from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm
We also offer off-site catering for your private functions.

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16 days ago

LUNCH AT FIREPLACE

The Fireplace - Bar & Restaurant

7 days a week from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm

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16 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter October 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also talked to the MenzShed about it's significance within communities across the country.

To subscribe, follow this link: bit.ly...

To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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16 days ago

Be gone Port! So say most Aucklanders...

Todd Niall Reporter from North Harbour News

Hi Neighbours,
An opinion survey has found more than half of those polled want Auckland's port gone, and the sooner the better, but what about jobs ? Do you think there are downsides? Read the story below.


(Please type NFP if your comments are not for print)

16 days ago

Spend $10b and move Auckland's port - Yes or No ?

Todd Niall Reporter from North Harbour News

Hi Neighbours,
The almost final report in the New Zealand First-driven study to shift Auckland's port business to Marsden Point, says the idea is the best option, with cost of port expansion and major infrastructure put at $10b. The government is not yet on board, are you? Read the story … View more
Hi Neighbours,
The almost final report in the New Zealand First-driven study to shift Auckland's port business to Marsden Point, says the idea is the best option, with cost of port expansion and major infrastructure put at $10b. The government is not yet on board, are you? Read the story below.


(Please type NFP if your comments are not for print)

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16 days ago

FOOD RECALL: Pams brand Dark Chocolate Buttons

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been affected? Foodstuffs Own Brands is recalling all batches and all dates of its Pams brand Dark Chocolate Buttons due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk).

Package size and description: The product is sold in 400g plastic packets.
Distribution: Sold nationwide in … View more
Have you been affected? Foodstuffs Own Brands is recalling all batches and all dates of its Pams brand Dark Chocolate Buttons due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk).

Package size and description: The product is sold in 400g plastic packets.
Distribution: Sold nationwide in Pak'n Save, New World, Four Square, Gilmours, and Trents.

Click here for consumer advice.

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17 days ago

Fix your Varicose Veins

The Vein Centre

The Vein Centre is a varicose and spider vein clinic in North Shore, Auckland dedicated to safe, non-surgical treatments for varicose and spider veins. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in various minimally invasive treatment options like endovenous laser ablation, Venaseal (glue), … View moreThe Vein Centre is a varicose and spider vein clinic in North Shore, Auckland dedicated to safe, non-surgical treatments for varicose and spider veins. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in various minimally invasive treatment options like endovenous laser ablation, Venaseal (glue), sclerotherapy and VeinGogh.

With the newest vein laser supplied with a radial fibre, the treatment of varicose veins has never been so effective.

Affiliated with Southern Cross, NIB and other insurance providers.
No GP referral is necessary.

Check out our website www.theveincentre.co.nz
Email: info@theveincentre.co.nz
Phone (09) 4445858
Find out more

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