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12 days ago

Beginners guide to setting up your food business from home

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

DO YOU HAVE A DREAM TO OPEN YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS?

People go into business for a variety of reasons. Some want to provide employment for themselves, while others are motivated by the challenge of being their own boss. The hospitality industry is an attractive investment as it can have … View more
DO YOU HAVE A DREAM TO OPEN YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS?

People go into business for a variety of reasons. Some want to provide employment for themselves, while others are motivated by the challenge of being their own boss. The hospitality industry is an attractive investment as it can have comparatively low start-up costs. It is also enticing because eating and drinking is something that we do every day and therefore it makes everyone an expert!

Some essential characteristics
- A genuine desire to make people feel welcome
- Being good company with a generous and giving nature
- Relentless attention to detail.
- Being knowledgeable, curious and enthusiastic about your product
- A willingness to anticipate customers’ needs

Course Outline
This course looks at how to turn your dream into reality and understand better, how to work methodically through the requirements.
We look at key information regarding the setup of a kitchen in your home.
Starting with important information from Auckland Council, or your local council and working through the approval process.
We will talk about
Food control plans
Farmer's markets, night markets
Small activations
Pop-ups

12 days ago

Potential Choking Hazard Found in Faulty Snorkels

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A user of a snorkel product has reportedly found a piece of material detached inside, which may have lead to them choking.
The snorkel, manufactured by major water sports company arena, issued the recall which affects snorkels bought at various stores in the Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and … View more
A user of a snorkel product has reportedly found a piece of material detached inside, which may have lead to them choking.
The snorkel, manufactured by major water sports company arena, issued the recall which affects snorkels bought at various stores in the Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Bay of Plenty regions.

What you need to know:

- The recall affects the arena Swim Snorkel II & Swim Snorkel Pro II.

- A piece of material may become loose in the snorkel which can become a choking hazard.

- The products were sold at Swim T3 and Teamline Stores from October 2019 to April 2020.

- Fill out this survey to check whether your snorkel has been affected.

Known owners of the snorkel will be contacted by Swim T3 or Teamline.

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17 days ago

Coronavirus: QR code coming to public transport in Auckland

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

QR codes will be displayed on public transport in Auckland as per Government requirements from Friday.

The bar codes will be displayed at the door during boarding, and at individual seats for easy scanning.

Auckland Transport recommends customers scan this QR code to help with contract … View more
QR codes will be displayed on public transport in Auckland as per Government requirements from Friday.

The bar codes will be displayed at the door during boarding, and at individual seats for easy scanning.

Auckland Transport recommends customers scan this QR code to help with contract tracing efforts if needed.

“To help things go smoothly for everyone, please have the Ministry of Health’s NZ COVID Tracer app open and ready to scan during boarding,” a statement read.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff said following the rules wil help keep ourselves and others safe and ensure that we can move out of Alert Level 2 as soon as possible.

“Keeping track of your movements with the NZ COVID Tracer app and ensuring that you are wearing a face covering are two simple ways we can help to constrain the spread of the virus,” he said.

In addition to scanning the Ministry of Health’s QR code, AT recommends that customers also register their AT HOP card to help with contact tracing.

This will also allow AT to monitor passenger numbers and make fast adjustments to services if required due to changes in demand.

Face coverings are also mandatory on public transport, as per Government’s advice.

Auckland Transport’s COVID-19 page, which includes up to date public transport timetables, is at: at.govt.nz...

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16 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with the government’s decision to extend Auckland‘s alert level 2.5 lockdown?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the decision for the city to stay at alert level 2.5 until September 14, advising Aucklanders it was crucial to “stay the course”.

Goff said the Government’s decision was the right one and asked Aucklanders to continue following the … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the decision for the city to stay at alert level 2.5 until September 14, advising Aucklanders it was crucial to “stay the course”.

Goff said the Government’s decision was the right one and asked Aucklanders to continue following the rules so the city could return to level 1 as soon as possible.

“But it’s crucial that we stay the course. While we are all looking forward to level 1, the last thing we want is to move too early and risk a further resurgence of the virus,” he said.

“That would be the worst outcome – not only would it endanger the health and safety of Aucklanders, including some of our most vulnerable communities, it would also further damage businesses and the economy and put the gains we have made so far at risk.”

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Do you agree with the government’s decision to extend Auckland‘s alert level 2.5 lockdown?
  • 79.1% Yes
    79.1% Complete
  • 20.9% No
    20.9% Complete
1438 votes
13 days ago

Four new cases of Covid-19, two in the community

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

There are four new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, with two in the community.

The other two new cases are imported, and were caught in managed isolation.

Both of the community cases are linked to the Auckland August cluster – which now has 161 cases linked to it.

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Hi neighbours,

There are four new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, with two in the community.

The other two new cases are imported, and were caught in managed isolation.

Both of the community cases are linked to the Auckland August cluster – which now has 161 cases linked to it.

The cluster is the biggest New Zealand has seen since the first outbreak of the virus.

The two imported cases are that of a male child and a woman in her 20s who both arrived from India on August 23.

They are both a close contact of separate previously reported confirmed cases.

The first of the cases linked to the cluster is a close contact of an existing case. The second is a household contact of a case linked to the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship sub-cluster.

Both cases were already in isolation.

The Ministry of Health said 70 people linked to the cluster are in the Auckland quarantine facility – including 52 people with the virus and their household contacts.

Four people are in hospital with Covid-19 – three are stable and one is in ICU at Waikato Hospital.

Two people – Americold worker Alan Te Hiko and former Cook Island prime minister Joe Williams, died after contracting the virus late last week.

The number of active cases in New Zealand is now 118. Two community cases are considered recovered as of Monday.

The total number of people who have contracted the virus in New Zealand now stands at 1425.

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19 days ago

Have Your Say - Regional Parks Management Plan Review

The Team from Auckland Council

Love your regional park? Tell us about it! Have your say on the future of Auckland’s regional parks by clicking on 'Read More' below. Consultation now open.
📷 Tāwharanui Regional Park

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14 days ago

Source Quality Yearling Bulls

PGG Wrightson Ltd

In the market for yearling bulls? We know every advantage counts in the farming industry. Advantage is exactly what we give the breeders and farmers we partner with.

PGG Wrightson Livestock Genetics combine decades of hands-on rural experience with the most comprehensive data available.

We … View more
In the market for yearling bulls? We know every advantage counts in the farming industry. Advantage is exactly what we give the breeders and farmers we partner with.

PGG Wrightson Livestock Genetics combine decades of hands-on rural experience with the most comprehensive data available.

We partner with forward-thinking breeders and farmers to enhance animal performance and improve business results.

If you’re looking for better business results, then view upcoming PGG Wrightson Yearling Bull Sales around New Zealand.
Find out more

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16 days ago

NZ-shot blockbuster Mulan to premier on streaming service Disney+ tonight

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

The live action remake of the children’s classic Mulan will premier at 7.30pm on Friday on the streaming service Disney+.

The film was pulled from Disney’s cinema release schedule due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fans will have to pay $39.99 to gain… View more
Hi neighbours,

The live action remake of the children’s classic Mulan will premier at 7.30pm on Friday on the streaming service Disney+.

The film was pulled from Disney’s cinema release schedule due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fans will have to pay $39.99 to gain “premium access” to view it, on top of the regular Disney+ subscription of $9.99/month. After several months the film will be available for free for all Disney+ subscribers.

The $440 million blockbuster was mostly filmed in New Zealand, and critics have praised the scenery.

Will you be watching the premier of Disney’s Mulan tonight from home?

17 days ago

Former Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino wants to be a NZ MP - even though he lives in Florida

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, Former Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino is standing in the 2020 general election, despite living more than 12,900km away in the US. The American-born businessman, who moved to New Zealand 25 years ago, has announced his candidacy for one of New Zealand’s newest political … View moreHi neighbours, Former Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino is standing in the 2020 general election, despite living more than 12,900km away in the US. The American-born businessman, who moved to New Zealand 25 years ago, has announced his candidacy for one of New Zealand’s newest political parties, the Taxpayers and Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA) Party. Read more about how he's running his campaign from his Florida home below.

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15 days ago

Share your favourite place in Tāmaki Makaurau

The Team from Auckland Museum

Whether you’re an experienced writer or just starting out, we’re calling for poem submissions inspired by a place in Tāmaki Makaurau.

This online poetry project is a celebration of our city, inspired by a map of Auckland drawn up by Leslie Kelly in 1940. We’re collecting poems in the lead… View more
Whether you’re an experienced writer or just starting out, we’re calling for poem submissions inspired by a place in Tāmaki Makaurau.

This online poetry project is a celebration of our city, inspired by a map of Auckland drawn up by Leslie Kelly in 1940. We’re collecting poems in the lead up to the opening of Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland gallery in 2021.

Submit and pin your poem on our online map, and explore poems from others here.
Submit your poem

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16 days ago

PayAsUGO is your flexible wheelie bin service

Waste Management

Now available in your area!
PayAsUGO is a great alternative to the Council bin tag. We will deliver a bin direct to you, and you choose how often it’s collected.

● Pause your scheduled service
● Receive notifications
● View your collection calendar

Check out our short video to … View more
Now available in your area!
PayAsUGO is a great alternative to the Council bin tag. We will deliver a bin direct to you, and you choose how often it’s collected.

● Pause your scheduled service
● Receive notifications
● View your collection calendar

Check out our short video to learn more about PayAsUGO.
Find out more

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16 days ago

Kids 18” Bike

Jean from Swanson

Avanti Shadow 18 inch kids bike in great working order.
New rear tyre & handle grips. Usual scratches & marks with the odd bit of surface rust here & there, selling because my kids have out grown it.
Message or Phone 0277345349

Price: $50

17 days ago

Poll: Are you disappointed Dave Dobbyn has had to postpone his Auckland concert due to Covid-19 restrictions?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Dave Dobbyn has postponed his Auckland date on Saturday September 12 due to the city’s Covid-19 alert level 2.5.

The gig was to take place at The Cauldron at the Spark Arena.

However, current alert levels from the government forbid gatherings of more than 10 people.

View more
Hi neighbours,

Dave Dobbyn has postponed his Auckland date on Saturday September 12 due to the city’s Covid-19 alert level 2.5.

The gig was to take place at The Cauldron at the Spark Arena.

However, current alert levels from the government forbid gatherings of more than 10 people.

Are you disappointed?

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Are you disappointed Dave Dobbyn has had to postpone his Auckland concert due to Covid-19 restrictions?
  • 16.3% Yes
    16.3% Complete
  • 83.7% No
    83.7% Complete
258 votes
17 days ago

Poll: Upcycling Award finalists *VOTES ARE OPEN!*

Resene

We need your help! The calibre of entries for this year's Resene Upcycling Awards has blown us away. We now need YOU to vote for your favourite below. The four designs with the most votes will each receive a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!

Find out more about each entry here. … View more
We need your help! The calibre of entries for this year's Resene Upcycling Awards has blown us away. We now need YOU to vote for your favourite below. The four designs with the most votes will each receive a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!

Find out more about each entry here. If you entered and didn't make the cut, don't worry! There's still spot prizes and other special category winners that are yet to be announced...

Thanks for voting; your clever neighbours thank you!

Upcycling Award finalists *VOTES ARE OPEN!*
  • 8.2% 1. Plant Drawers (Lee Morris from Levin)
    8.2% Complete
  • 6.4% 2. Garden Fridge Box (Daniel Todd from Linton)
    6.4% Complete
  • 16.5% 3. Plastic Spool Racetrack (Helen McFetrish from Hei Hei/Hornby)
    16.5% Complete
  • 20.3% 4. Playhouse (Pete Knewstubb from Waikanae)
    20.3% Complete
  • 12% 5. Remu Wall Art (Richard Barnett from Huntsbury)
    12% Complete
  • 3.4% 6. Pink and Grey Desk (Fran Bellingham from Hataitai)
    3.4% Complete
  • 7.7% 7. Kid's Kitchen (Wendy van der Voort from Hoon Hay)
    7.7% Complete
  • 25.5% Plastic Knives, Forks & Spoons Bird (Edith Gibson from Mount Albert)
    25.5% Complete
2377 votes
16 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say you can grow herbs even in small gardens. Plus get cracking with spring seed sowing, repot houseplants, sow sweet peas, feed rhubarb plants, and look after newly-planted fruit trees. Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and meet the 2020 Houseplant … View moreIn this week’s issue we say you can grow herbs even in small gardens. Plus get cracking with spring seed sowing, repot houseplants, sow sweet peas, feed rhubarb plants, and look after newly-planted fruit trees. Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and meet the 2020 Houseplant Hero. Plus go in the draw for Tui potato growing products and Mr Fothergill’s ultimate gardening pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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