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22 hours ago

Red Bull Flugtag comes to Auckland: Rules, prizes, how to enter and where to watch

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Come November 27, teams of brave inventors will hurl themselves off an Auckland pier and into the waters below, all in the name of Flugtag.

It’s a welcome return to New Zealand for the Red Bull Flugtag competition, which last graced our shores in 2004 when it was hosted in Wellington.

The … View more
Come November 27, teams of brave inventors will hurl themselves off an Auckland pier and into the waters below, all in the name of Flugtag.

It’s a welcome return to New Zealand for the Red Bull Flugtag competition, which last graced our shores in 2004 when it was hosted in Wellington.

The competition will see amateur aviators design, build and then fly contraptions in a bid to be crowned winner.

The thousands of people set to descend upon Wynyard Quarter to see the event are likely to keep business booming for local hospitality hotspots.

For the full story, see below.

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2 days ago

Restaurant Month: Cheap menus courtesy of Auckland's top dining establishments

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or … View more
Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.

Restaurants included span those from the waterfront to the CBD, and from stalwarts such as Euro, Botswana Butchery and Odettes​ Eatery, to the newcomers and the underdogs.

Viv Beck, Heart of the City chief executive, said this year’s lineup is “more world-class than ever” thanks to the “inspiring lineup of chefs”, some of whom have recently returned to Auckland from stints overseas.

For the full story, see below.

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5 hours ago
2 days ago

Who should foot the $250k bill for Auckland's damaged trains?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland Transport wants KiwiRail to stump up with the cost of repairing 19 trains, after a fallen stack of old rails, damaged the electric units. Who's at fault ? Read the story below:

9 hours ago

Wooden butterfly

The Team from Resene ColorShop Pukekohe

Recreate a Kiwiana classic using butterflise and Resene testpots.

Find out how to create your own.

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3 days ago

Who will be Auckland's next mayor - the countdown's on

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, 14 months might seem a long time, but the reeds are rustling as Auckland's next mayoral hopefuls sharpen their plans. Will Phil Goff stand again, who will the centre-right chose ? Read the satory below:

1 day ago

Beautification Trust Gives Massive Support Boost to Empower South and East Auckland Communities

Louise Beuvink from Beautification Trust

Today we launched FOUR new initiatives to help empower South and East Auckland communities to lead their own successful environmental and sustainability projects! Read more: bit.ly...

At our new Community Tool Library, locals can borrow tools free of charge for their own environmental and … View more
Today we launched FOUR new initiatives to help empower South and East Auckland communities to lead their own successful environmental and sustainability projects! Read more: bit.ly...

At our new Community Tool Library, locals can borrow tools free of charge for their own environmental and beautification projects.

To help cover the cost of environmental and beautification projects, our newly established Tiaki Fund offers grants of up to $1,000.

Free compost is available to South and East Auckland residents and groups through our new Community Compost initiative.

Creator Space is our newly refurbished workshop and classroom facility available to hire for teaching sustainable practices and environmental education.

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1 day ago

Wish dinner time was a little...simpler?

The Team from HelloFresh

Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can … View more
Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can pause, skip or cancel your subscription at any time. You can also switch up your plan sizes and delivery times to suit your household and schedule.

Sign up today and get up to $100 off across your first 4 boxes with code “NEIGHBOUR”. All you need to do is cook!
Order now

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2 days ago

What's On: Pain Management Programme

Karyn from Drury

'Tame your Pain' - a programme for people experiencing chronic/ongoing pain. One evening per week over 4 weeks. Email Annemieke: info@livewellhypnotherapy.co.nz
Pain Management Programme
  • Hosted by Annemieke Van Dam
2 days ago

60+? Book your vaccination now.

The Team from Ministry of Health

Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the … View more
Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the greater our possibilities.

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3 days ago

Good morning Neighbours

Bradley from Waiuku

Have a Wonderful Wednesday

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3 days ago

What is wisdom teeth?

Dentist Auckland NZ, Drury

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that start to come through between 17-30 years. In some situations, this is quiet troublesome and often requires urgent attention to be sort. The removal of wisdom teeth is a relatively common procedure performed by qualified and experienced dentists or oral… View moreWisdom teeth are the third set of molars that start to come through between 17-30 years. In some situations, this is quiet troublesome and often requires urgent attention to be sort. The removal of wisdom teeth is a relatively common procedure performed by qualified and experienced dentists or oral surgeons.

You will require an examination and diagnostic tests such as X-rays or cone beam CBCT scan .

Why do I have to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Your wisdom teeth may be erupting in the wrong direction and orientation, which can damage other teeth or structures in the jaw

Your jaw may be too small to accommodate all your teeth leading to excessive crowding and therefore reducing the chance of your wisdom teeth coming through. We call this impaction— and can be potentially harmful to adjacent bone or teeth

If your wisdom tooth does not fully erupt it makes it more difficult to clean and especially bacteria that can get lodged in, causing infection

Pathology such as a cyst ( fluid-filled sac) may form around the unerupted wisdom tooth, which can lead to infection and injury to the adjacent tissues including nerves, blood vessels and bone.

There are times when it is prudent to have the wisdom teeth removed before symptoms develop. But, as with all medical procedures, its benefits must be weighed against the risks which could include complications. Your dentist would provide more information specific to you.

The Extraction Procedure

The treatment can be done pain free by experienced clinicians possibly with only a local anaesthetic that numbs the area and stops you from experiencing any pain; however often multiple wisdom teeth are being extracted at one visit and other additional options such as sedation or a general anaesthetic may be administers. Your dentist can discuss what type of anaesthesia that's best for you before the procedure.

After the Procedure

The recovery period after wisdom tooth surgery lasts between 1 to 7 days depending on the severity of the procedure and the patient’s own biological and physiological response. During this time, you rest and nutrition is advised to encourage healing. Taking regular pain medication as prescribed. It's normal to experience some bleeding the surgical site. However soon after the surgery this is usually controlled by apply gentle pressure by biting with guaze pads and avoiding rinsing or spitting. Also lying with the head elevated rather than flat. In the first 24 hours after the procedure the use of ice packs on the side of the cheek of the procedure for a few minutes at a time may help reduce swelling. Rinsing the mouth with warm salt water several times a day can also help relieve discomfort and keep the wounds clean.

You should keep up with nutrition and eat soft foods for a few days after the extraction and then progress to a normal diet as tolerated.

Continue brushing carefully and follow up with your dentist is important if there are any concerns.

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3 days ago

Can your favorite drink harm your teeth?

Dentist Auckland NZ, Drury

The drink is the main solution to satisfy thirst whether it is coffee juice, wine or water.

Despite the satisfaction, it leaves you, have you ever thought it can damage your teeth?

Here are some facts you may want to consider when choosing your drink.

Wine - Wines are acidic and some of it … View more
The drink is the main solution to satisfy thirst whether it is coffee juice, wine or water.

Despite the satisfaction, it leaves you, have you ever thought it can damage your teeth?

Here are some facts you may want to consider when choosing your drink.

Wine - Wines are acidic and some of it contains high sugar level which causes potential damage on the enamel of the tooth.

Water is the safest drink you can have. Proper hydration can stimulate saliva production which prevents tooth decay. Coffee. Anything in excess can harm your teeth. One cup of coffee a day will not cause any harm to your teeth provided it’s sugar-free.

Milk is not just good for your bones, it’s also good for your teeth. It is full of vitamins and minerals that can make your teeth strong and prevent them from decaying.

Fruit juice. Commercial fruit juice is usually acidic and high in sugar which can potentially damage your tooth enamel. Try to limit your consumption or you can dilute a concentrated juice to lessen its impact on your teeth.

Talk to us today to know more about what is best for your teeth!

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3 days ago

COVID -19 Coronavirus AUCKLAND FAMILY DENTAL EMERGENCY DENTIST RESPONSE TEAM

Dentist Auckland NZ, Drury

Whilst most dental clinics are closed during the Covid-19 related lockdown our oral health care providers are challenged to meet the demands of emergency dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are trying to make phone contact and triaging our patients and if possibly delaying the need … View more
Whilst most dental clinics are closed during the Covid-19 related lockdown our oral health care providers are challenged to meet the demands of emergency dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are trying to make phone contact and triaging our patients and if possibly delaying the need for treatment unless urgent or emergency dental treatment.

What is “urgent care” and “emergency” dental treatment?

Patients should have access to dental emergency triage and advice via telephone and should only be seen in person if their pain cannot be controlled by medication, or if they have orofacial trauma requiring urgent management.

“Urgent care” includes treatment for:

• dental or soft-tissue infections without a systemic effect
• severe pain that cannot be controlled by medication or the patient following self-help advice
• fractured teeth or pulpal exposure
• adjustment or repair of dental appliances where patient health is significantly impacted.

“Dental emergencies” include:

• trauma-including facial/oral laceration and/or dentoalveolar injuries, such as avulsion of a permanent tooth
• oro-facial swelling that is serious and worsening
• post-extraction bleeding that the patient is not able to control with local measures
• dental conditions that have resulted in acute systemic illness or raised temperature as a result of dental infection
• severe trismus
• acute infections that are likely to exacerbate systemic medical conditions such as diabetes.

We take pride in our infectious controls.

We have personal protective equipment. Items used for emergency care:

N95/FFP2 masks
Surgical masks
Face shields
Gowns
Gloves
Hand sanitizer

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3 days ago

Keep the Emergency Department Free

Counties Manukau

The Counties Manukau region is currently experiencing high volumes of people going to hospital Emergency Departments which is causing long wait times.

The number of people coming to the ED at Middlemore Hospital for non-emergencies is rising and we need our communities support to keep the … View more
The Counties Manukau region is currently experiencing high volumes of people going to hospital Emergency Departments which is causing long wait times.

The number of people coming to the ED at Middlemore Hospital for non-emergencies is rising and we need our communities support to keep the Emergency Department free for those who need it most.

ED’s are there primarily to treat those whose condition threatens their life or limb.

Unless someone is experiencing an emergency, we are asking them to visit their local GP or Urgent Care clinic.
This will enable our busy ED staff to focus their time and resources on patients who have life threatening emergencies.

Help us to help you, your friends, your whaanau and our community.

Let’s keep the ED Free!
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3 days ago

We have now moved to

Dyverse Dentures

We are in now in the Mangere town centre across the Mangere Birthing center by the Mangere Saturday Market parking lot.

Call us on 09 6344543 to make you appointments or visit us at 12C Waddon Place, Mangere, Auckland 2022.
Find out more

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