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62 days ago

DRUM ROLL! Our 2021 Calendar Competition winners are in! 🤩

The Team from SPCA - Auckland Centre

We were blown away by the amazing entries we received for our 2021 Calendar Competition. We’ve now completed the very difficult judging process - we had well over 2000 entries which is incredible and by far the most we’ve ever received!
The calendars have been finalised, we have selected the … View more
We were blown away by the amazing entries we received for our 2021 Calendar Competition. We’ve now completed the very difficult judging process - we had well over 2000 entries which is incredible and by far the most we’ve ever received!
The calendars have been finalised, we have selected the winners, and are thrilled to say they are now available to PRE-ORDER!

Filled with incredible photos of pets across New Zealand, we are so happy with how the calendars look and now is your chance to get your paws on your copies early!

We are running pre-orders for a limited time only, so get your orders in NOW! We have three versions to buy: cat, dog and 'companions, great and small’!
You can pre-order yours here: www.spca.nz...

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted your beautiful pet photos. It made us so happy seeing how loved and happy so many animals in New Zealand are!

All pre-orders, as well as complimentary calendars for entrants, will be posted at the end of October / beginning of November!

Check out all of our winners on our website here: www.spca.nz...

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60 days ago

Did you know that fairy terns are New Zealand's rarest birds?

Denise Piper Reporter from Nor-west News

The Department of Conservation has drawn its battle lines to help protect the country’s rarest bird – the critically endangered New Zealand fairy tern.
Also known as tara iti, there are fewer than 40 adult birds in the species, so the department is doing all it can to ensure breeding is … View more
The Department of Conservation has drawn its battle lines to help protect the country’s rarest bird – the critically endangered New Zealand fairy tern.
Also known as tara iti, there are fewer than 40 adult birds in the species, so the department is doing all it can to ensure breeding is successful. South Head's Papakanui Spit is one of four sites manned seven days a week.

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60 days ago

Foodography Desserts

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Foodography Desserts 2020, a multi-course dessert tasting menu where participants created a series of fabulous desserts to shape, snap and upload on instagram.

The evening included updates on social media tips & tricks and there are winners as well. Here are some of the best shots.

60 days ago

Create a stylish mini deck

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

Use tongue and groove landscaping timber and fence palings to create a stylish mini deck finished in Resene Woodsman wood stain.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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60 days ago

Election 2020: Tāmaki Makaurau candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Tāmaki Makaurau's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders… View more
Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Tāmaki Makaurau's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

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60 days ago

Election 2020: Tāmaki Makaurau candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Tāmaki Makaurau's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders… View more
Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Tāmaki Makaurau's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

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60 days ago

Election 2020: Tāmaki Makaurau candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Tāmaki Makaurau's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders… View more
Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Tāmaki Makaurau's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

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60 days ago

Calling all Small Business Owners!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from… View more
This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Spring is a great time to get active on Neighbourly so grab your FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now

*This is a limited time offer
Get 3 Months FREE

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64 days ago

Crises bring swift decisions - why can't we always be that swift?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland's raft of crises in 2020 has resulted in some clever and quick responses. So why can't our decision-makers always be so nimble? Read the story below:

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61 days ago

Free Sea Kayak and Paddle Craft Safety Workshop

Shaun Maclaren from Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers (KASK)

If you want to go kayaking but don’t have too many clues about which boat or paddle is best for you, are unsure of the ‘Rules of the Sea’ or how to interpret weather maps and forecasts? And would like someone to give you a bit of instruction on the water?
Then, the FREE workshop on Saturday… View more
If you want to go kayaking but don’t have too many clues about which boat or paddle is best for you, are unsure of the ‘Rules of the Sea’ or how to interpret weather maps and forecasts? And would like someone to give you a bit of instruction on the water?
Then, the FREE workshop on Saturday 10th October held at Coastguard Northshore on Beachfront Lane, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630 from 9am – 4pm could be a good place to start.

The morning will be interactive sessions and include a chance to look at personal and group gear such as VHF radios and Personal Locator Beacons and the chance to discuss what to do in an emergency. The afternoon will deal with planning and going on a short paddle with a skills clinic.

Bring your lunch, boat and paddling kit. If you have a query or are new or from out of town and don’t have any gear contact Shaun Maclaren on 021 2867412 or shaun@kask.co.nz and he’ll endeavour to help you out with equipment to try.

This is a Kiwi Association of Sea Kayaking (KASK) initiative supported by Safer Boating New Zealand.

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61 days ago

Mass recall of popular reusable coffee cups

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reusable coffee cup manufacturer Biopak has issued a recall for some products, due to the possibility of part of the cup detaching when liquid is present.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) issued the recall on September 30, advising people to stop using it immediately … View more
Reusable coffee cup manufacturer Biopak has issued a recall for some products, due to the possibility of part of the cup detaching when liquid is present.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) issued the recall on September 30, advising people to stop using it immediately as a user could be burnt or scalded.

What you need to know:

- Contact Biopak or ring 0800 246 725 to get a refund on faulty items.

- The products were sold from January 2013 to September 2020

- All resuable coffee cups (8oz, 12oz, 16oz) in plain green or white should be
returned to Biopak.

- Those with custom names “SexieCoffie”, “Columbit”, “Echo”, “Hedland”, “Crop to Cup” or “Home Grain”. Should be returned immediately.

To find out more about this recall, see the government recall website.

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62 days ago

Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Until the 11th of October, purchase a regional newspaper or the Sunday Star-Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Find out more

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63 days ago

Foodography Desserts

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Is your inner foodie craving to get creative with your smart phone? Join us for Foodography and get tips on curating and capturing those defining dessert moments.
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Thursday, 1 Oct from 5pm - 8pm

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63 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
Enquire now

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64 days ago

Public opinion sought on $100m upgrade to Northwest bus service

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Public transport in northwest Auckland is on the verge of receiving a $100 million touch up.

Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency are asking for public opinion on an upgrade to bus routes that would speed up travel for 175,000 commuters.

The project would extend the existing… View more
Public transport in northwest Auckland is on the verge of receiving a $100 million touch up.

Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency are asking for public opinion on an upgrade to bus routes that would speed up travel for 175,000 commuters.

The project would extend the existing bus shoulder lanes along the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) and build interim bus stops at Westgate and the Lincoln Road and Te Atatū motorway interchanges.

Transport Minister Phil Twyford said the project will allow faster and more frequent bus services.

“Bus passengers going from Westgate to the city during the morning peak could save up to 35 minutes on their journey as a result of these improvements,” he said.

“This project will also create around 300 jobs and support our economic recovery.”

Funding of $100 million has been provided to deliver these interim bus improvements as part of the Government’s recently announced stimulus funding package of infrastructure projects.

The improvements are to be built over the next five years and, once complete, will encourage more people to use public transport while plans are made for longer-term improvements.

Feedback is open until Sunday 25 October. To provide feedback, go to AT.govt.nz/haveyoursay

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