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78 days ago

We're there for people with cancer

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

Did you know Cancer Society Auckland provides free psychological support for cancer patients, and their whānau, as they go through their cancer journey? Just one of the many practical ways we’re there for people with cancer. Learn more

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83 days ago

Poll: Are you planning to open your door to trick-or-treaters this Saturday night?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

As Halloween edges closer, some Auckland streets are going all out to decorate their homes and stock up on sugary treats.

Others will be banning trick-or-treaters this Saturday night in post-pandemic New Zealand.

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Are you planning to open your door to trick-or-treaters this Saturday night?
  • 24.3% Yes
    24.3% Complete
  • 75.7% No
    75.7% Complete
1216 votes
82 days ago

Auckland CBD businesses gain respite from City Rail Link

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Inner city business owners will be relieved to see City Rail Link work has ended in Albert St.

Five years of City Rail Link work has come to fruition at the intersection of Albert St and Wolfe St in Auckland's CBD.

Digging up the busy city street for rail tunnels took longer than expected … View more
Inner city business owners will be relieved to see City Rail Link work has ended in Albert St.

Five years of City Rail Link work has come to fruition at the intersection of Albert St and Wolfe St in Auckland's CBD.

Digging up the busy city street for rail tunnels took longer than expected and caused hardship for businesses in the area, said City Rail Link Ltd chief executive Dr Sean Sweeney.

"There have been robust discussions over the years, but we have worked hard with local businesses to find suitable solutions to offset impacts when work fell behind schedule including the introduction of rent assistances scheme for those who qualified,” said Sweeney.

“We hope we are leaving behind a rejuvenated and transformed street.”

Work began in late 2015 on the city rail link section at the lower end of Albert St.

A trench was excavated down the middle of Albert St between Customs St and Wyndham St to build the project’s twin underground tunnels 350-metres long.

At Commercial Bay they connected with the tunnel built from Britomart Station.

Construction also involved relocating an important stormwater line and strengthening a section of a large sewer main.

Tunnel construction finished in mid-2019 and Albert St was back filled up to road level.

Street beautifying followed – building wider pavements, installing new street furniture and lighting, planting native trees and creating bus bays to upgrade public transport.

Sweeney says the end to the work at the lower end of Albert Street is an important milestone.

“Historically it is where CRL’s construction began, but when you look ahead it’s a timely reminder that CRL is a transformational project for the whole of Auckland."

"Alongside that city-wide view we have a commitment to leave a positive legacy locally where we have had to put our spades into the ground.“

Meanwhile, work is continuing from the Wyndham St intersection to extend the city rail link further south along Albert St to join the new Aotea underground station in the city centre.

79 days ago

Things change. You can too.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

We’re holding information sessions to help you enrol with us in 2021. Find out about courses, meet tutors and enrol in one easy process.

Sessions run at various times on campus and if you can’t make it, join us on Zoom. Secure your place for 2021.
Book in today

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82 days ago

Police puppy named: Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police asked and you responded.

Members of the public have helped to christen Auckland Police's new puppy Etu.

Police appealed to the public last week for suggestions for a name starting with E for their latest canine recruit.

People were quick to come up with names.

Echo, Ernie, Eddie … View more
Police asked and you responded.

Members of the public have helped to christen Auckland Police's new puppy Etu.

Police appealed to the public last week for suggestions for a name starting with E for their latest canine recruit.

People were quick to come up with names.

Echo, Ernie, Eddie and Ezra were top contenders but officers were taken with the name Etu.

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92 days ago

Ardern's landslide now confronts Auckland's to-do list

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The Labour landslide removes most of the excuses (New Zealand First) offered for why some big Auckland projects didn't happen last term. So will it now all be go ? Read the story below:

98 days ago

Lower-cost plan to hook water tanks to mains supply

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, More than 4,000 households on rain tank water supply will be given a lower-cost option to top up from the mains. The price is not yet known, but will be cheaper than a $7k full connection. Good idea? Read the story below:

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81 days ago

Make your own modernist art

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

Make your own modernist art and release your inner Matisse with easy-to-create canvas artworks. Use Resene testpots to suit your colour scheme for a co-ordinated look.

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

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97 days ago

The Covid-19 case for repeating the school year

Josephine Franks Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours! With two bouts of lockdown it's a been a funny old year of schooling. Where kids struggled to keep up at home, some parents are thinking about repeating the school year. Is this you? If it's something you're considering and you'd like to share the reasons … View moreKia ora neighbours! With two bouts of lockdown it's a been a funny old year of schooling. Where kids struggled to keep up at home, some parents are thinking about repeating the school year. Is this you? If it's something you're considering and you'd like to share the reasons why, do get in touch - josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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81 days ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. … View more
To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
Explore now

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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 4.3% Auckland
    4.3% Complete
  • 20.7% Coromandel
    20.7% Complete
  • 6.2% Rotorua
    6.2% Complete
  • 5.6% Taupō
    5.6% Complete
  • 5.7% Wellington
    5.7% Complete
  • 18.7% Nelson Tasman
    18.7% Complete
  • 10.3% Marlborough
    10.3% Complete
  • 28.5% Central Otago/Lakes
    28.5% Complete
2856 votes
82 days ago

November tour: Black Grace presents 3 Dances (West Auckland venues confirmed!)

The Team from Black Grace dance company

Hello Neighbours!

Just a quick note to let everyone know about the upcoming Black Grace tour starting next Friday. We will be touring venues around Auckland between Friday 6 - Monday 16 November. It's the company's first time performing in some of these areas, so we're really … View more
Hello Neighbours!

Just a quick note to let everyone know about the upcoming Black Grace tour starting next Friday. We will be touring venues around Auckland between Friday 6 - Monday 16 November. It's the company's first time performing in some of these areas, so we're really excited to meet new faces and dance enthusiasts!

We're looking forward to sharing these new works with our community, which will be accompanied by a special live music performance.

Below is a link to the Facebook events page with details of each venue. Please feel free to share with those who might be interested and hope to see you there!

Black Grace presents 3 Dances

6 Nov Hobsonville - Sunderland Lounge, 7pm
7 Nov Glen Innes - Te Oro, 7pm
8 Nov Takapuna -The PumpHouse Theatre, 5pm
13 Nov Waiheke Island - Artworks Theatre, 7pm
14 Nov Glen Eden - Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre, 7pm
15 Nov Piha - Barnett Hall, 5pm
16 Nov Waiuku - Waiuku Memorial Town Hall, 7pm

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82 days ago

Recognise this man?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police are appealing to the public to help identify this person.

Police believe he may be able to assist them with enquiries into a theft in the Henderson area.

If you recognise him, or have any information about his identity, phone 105 quoting file number 201017/9691
@[organisation_10338]

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82 days ago

Neighbourly 101: Contact Us

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Neighbourly team is here to lend a helping hand! Whether you have some questions around how the site works, or you need help updating your details or settings, getting in touch with us is simple:

- Click "Settings" at the top right of the website
(If on mobile, click your profile… View more
The Neighbourly team is here to lend a helping hand! Whether you have some questions around how the site works, or you need help updating your details or settings, getting in touch with us is simple:

- Click "Settings" at the top right of the website
(If on mobile, click your profile picture and select "settings")
- Select "Help”
- Under Top Articles, select "Contacting Neighbourly"
- Click on the link to our Contact Us page

We look forward to hearing from you!

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103 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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