Bethells Beach, Bethells Beach

4 days ago

After Armistice: dealing with the effects of war

The Team from Auckland Museum

As we commemorate the 101st Armistice Day, it's timely that we reflect on the aftermath of the First World War; not only the massive scale of loss, but also the ongoing suffering experienced by those who returned from the first industrialised war.

Arriving in back in Wellington, Colonel Evans… View more
As we commemorate the 101st Armistice Day, it's timely that we reflect on the aftermath of the First World War; not only the massive scale of loss, but also the ongoing suffering experienced by those who returned from the first industrialised war.

Arriving in back in Wellington, Colonel Evans pointedly reminded the soldiers of those left behind: “Remember,” he said, “When you go ashore you are not heroes. The heroes lie in France”. Having lost their comrades in the thousands, the soldiers hardly needed to be reminded of their 'luck' in making it through. Yet for those who survived, the physical and mental toll of the war was immense and for many unspeakable. Each service person confronted the psychological and emotional impact of a war unprecedented in its violence in their own personal way.

One soldier who suffered through his war service was Private Ivor Norman (Norm) Fleet 31249. A bushman who enlisted in Taumarunui, Fleet fought with the Wellington Infantry Regiment and received gunshot wounds to both legs during a clean-up operation at Bellevue Spur on 22 October 1917. His right leg was later amputated and he eventually returned to New Zealand where simply carried on with his life, marrying Elsie Petley in 1928, building his own house and forging a long and productive career. Norm rarely spoke of the war and relatives only recall seeing him in tears as his nephews left for the Second World War; a small clue to the pain that returned servicemen held inside. Like Norm, millions suffered silently in the aftermath. Today we honour their service and acknowledge the immeasurable suffering that came from it.

Lest we forget.

Find out more about Armistice Day and the Museum's collections here. www.aucklandmuseum.com...

5 days ago

We've got some big news!

Stuff Fibre

A huge thanks to all our Stuff Fibre customers for their support with winning 4 major awards at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

We're thrilled to have won the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running), Best … View more
A huge thanks to all our Stuff Fibre customers for their support with winning 4 major awards at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

We're thrilled to have won the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running), Best Broadband Innovation and the People’s Choice Award.

Not yet a customer? Nows a great time to join a winning team >> https://stuff-fibre.co.nz/
Find out more

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7 days ago

Fence

Dels from Ranui

Want are new fence for Christmas checkout Del's Limited on special deal $85 for are square meter including everything

7 days ago

Give The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Mags4Gifts

This Christmas, Save up to 30% off your favourite magazine titles like NZ Gardener, NZ House & Garden, TV Guide and many other magazine titles.

Visit Mags4gifts or call 0800 624 444 to order! Sale ends Boxing day 2019.

T&Cs apply.
Order now

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7 days ago

What's On: Pink Ribbon Dessert Day

Carla from Waimauku

Come to win one of many raffles, get a massage, nail or hair treatment. Kids face painting. Enjoy cakes & coffee. Entry $5 pp/$10 per family. All proceeds to BCF.
Pink Ribbon Dessert Day
  • Waimauku War Memorial Hall
7 days ago

Would you like to win a Vegepod?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have six sets of medium-sized Vegepods to give away. Enter the competition now!

7 days ago

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider and prepare for as a country.

Better Later Life takes a fresh look at what is required to ensure New Zealand is a great place to age and achieve the vision of making sure older people lead valued, connecting and fulfilling lives.

The strategy's key areas for action will be used to guide the priorities of what needs to happen in our action plan.

To read the strategy click here: bit.ly...

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7 days ago

A handy hack for your vege garden

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

River-stone markers are the perfect way to identify your freshly planted seeds and seedlings, while adding a decorative touch to your vegetable garden.

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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7 days ago

Want to hear some great gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, … View moreOur ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, the pair discussed peeing on lemon trees and keeping cats out of your vege beds, and Rachel talked to a Central Otago gardener who has to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme drought... and temperamental donkeys. You can also follow the conversation on Spotify and Stitcher. Let your friends know too!

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9 days ago

City Rail Link open day - tickets gone within an hour

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. All of the 10,000 free tickets for the City Rail Link open day were snapped up in just one hour when they became available to the public at midday on Wednesday. The open day includes a wander through the tunnel beneath Queen St, between Britomart Station and Albert St. Did you manage… View moreHi neighbours. All of the 10,000 free tickets for the City Rail Link open day were snapped up in just one hour when they became available to the public at midday on Wednesday. The open day includes a wander through the tunnel beneath Queen St, between Britomart Station and Albert St. Did you manage to nap some tickets? What are you most excited to see during the open day? Let us know in the comments.

7 days ago

St Mark's Christmas Market Sat 23 November

Hinemoa from Swanson

All are welcome to come and enjoy our local village cuisine and fair trade coffee & tea while you browse for toys, books, clothing, hand crafted Christmas ornaments, antique dolls, upcycled furniture, home baking and more... all while listening to local musicians :) There will also be Christmas… View moreAll are welcome to come and enjoy our local village cuisine and fair trade coffee & tea while you browse for toys, books, clothing, hand crafted Christmas ornaments, antique dolls, upcycled furniture, home baking and more... all while listening to local musicians :) There will also be Christmas raffles with all proceeds going to Auckland City Mission. If you would like a stall, get in touch. Nau mai, haere mai!

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