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63 days ago

Recipe: Plain French Omelette

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Our Foundation cookery student Claudia has prepared this plain french omelette with mushrooms at home during August Lockdown 2021.
Escoffier described the omelette as scrambled eggs held together in a coagulated envelope, says Harold McGee in On Food and Cooking.
The moist, silky consistency is … View more
Our Foundation cookery student Claudia has prepared this plain french omelette with mushrooms at home during August Lockdown 2021.
Escoffier described the omelette as scrambled eggs held together in a coagulated envelope, says Harold McGee in On Food and Cooking.
The moist, silky consistency is known as baveuse.
Recipe on our blog.

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63 days ago

Last week to nominate!

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

We're in the last week of nominations for the 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. So come on, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland – who’s your New Zealander of the Year?

Tell us with a nomination! Nominations close 31 August.

Get in quick – www.nzawards.org.nz...

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63 days ago

The memes and moments getting the nation through the latest lockdown

Caroline Williams Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours. Since New Zealand plunged into lockdown last week, the laughs for Kiwis have been few and far between.

Apart from Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins’ Freudian slip at an afternoon press conference, where he muddled a message about people stretching their legs and … View more
Kia ora neighbours. Since New Zealand plunged into lockdown last week, the laughs for Kiwis have been few and far between.

Apart from Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins’ Freudian slip at an afternoon press conference, where he muddled a message about people stretching their legs and instead said “spread your legs”, the mood of the nation has been heavy and serious.

But as you’d expect, a minister uttering “spread your legs” at a high-profile press conference was music to the ears of meme makers.

Some prefer to take their mind off lockdown by trying something new, such as creating mandalas (abstract art) from things found lying around the house or gathered from nature outside.

Others have been finding ways to keep their community entertained during their lockdown strolls around the neighbourhood, including a return of the hugely popular window teddy bears of 2020.

If you're fed up of reading about the negatives of Covid-19, take a read of our story below. We hope it will make you smile. Ngā mihi.

64 days ago

Help your local small business - and get $10!

David Downs from SOS Business

If you are missing your morning coffee, your cafe lunch or even your haircut - jump on www.sosbusiness.nz... and help a local small business out with cashflow - they get the money now and you get a voucher for later.
If you buy a $50 voucher, we will give you another $10 one (while stocks last).
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If you are missing your morning coffee, your cafe lunch or even your haircut - jump on www.sosbusiness.nz... and help a local small business out with cashflow - they get the money now and you get a voucher for later.
If you buy a $50 voucher, we will give you another $10 one (while stocks last).
SOS Business - A not-for-profit helping NZ small businesses during a tough time. All the money (less credit card fees) gets paid to the businesses.

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64 days ago

Recipe: Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Our Cookery, Advanced student Timmika has prepared this cheesecake at home during August Lockdown 2021. This unbaked cheese cake has a crunchy biscuit base, silky vanilla cream and refreshing berry coulis.
Recipe up on our blog.

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65 days ago

Are you using our 2021 Garden Diary?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

We're all working from home during this lockdown, not just to bring you your favourite gardening mag, but also our Garden Diary 2022! This is where we need your help: Show us how you've been using your 2021 Diary -- take photos of the pages, tell us what was most … View more
Dear neighbours,

We're all working from home during this lockdown, not just to bring you your favourite gardening mag, but also our Garden Diary 2022! This is where we need your help: Show us how you've been using your 2021 Diary -- take photos of the pages, tell us what was most useful, did you have enough space to write your notes, what have you scribbled on the pages? Did you clip your plant labels on them? Perhaps shoot a little video with your phone as you turn the pages. Your feedback will help us put together next year's diary.

Please email your comments and photos to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz, by this Friday, Aug 27. The five most helpful readers will each receive a free copy of the 2022 diary.

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65 days ago

Lockdown Learning

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Lockdown Learning
Join us from anywhere in New Zealand for NZQA Certificate in New Zealand Wine Micro-credential with Celia Hay over 4 evenings from 5-8pm starting on Thursday 2 Sept.
Special lockdown discount $220 for Domestic students.

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65 days ago

Stihl electric chainsaw E 140 for sale

Ron from Riverhead

I have no more use for this little gem; perfect for small jobs around the house, lifestyle block etc. Comes with cover, tools and is in fine condition, just needs some sharpening and special oil.

Price: $75

66 days ago

10% discount

Shade Design

With not only our years of experience and our own very high standards; we bring you, free of charge, the friendliest service with the most knowledgeable and best-looking team in the industry.

10% discount !! Any job quoted and accepted from August 12th - August 31th, 2021 we will take off 10% … View more
With not only our years of experience and our own very high standards; we bring you, free of charge, the friendliest service with the most knowledgeable and best-looking team in the industry.

10% discount !! Any job quoted and accepted from August 12th - August 31th, 2021 we will take off 10% !!!!!!

We make for you Awnings, Canopies, Carports, Outdoor Screens, Shade Sails, Contract Fabrication and Installation

Give us a call or book a free quote to see what our friendly and experienced team can do to maximise your outdoor living area.
Find out more

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66 days ago

Apprenticeship opportunities in Auckland

Competenz

Hey Auckland!
We have some great apprenticeship options available for you! This is the perfect opportunity to get qualified and learn on the job. Check out the links below for more information!
Mechanical Engineering Apprentice
Machining - Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Print Bindery Apprentice

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68 days ago

Friday puzzle

NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale

Here is a weekend puzzle for those of you who enjoyed the last one. Answer to follow on Monday.

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69 days ago

Public toilets open under Alert Level 4

The Team from Auckland Council

93 public toilets will remain open in our parks and open spaces, for use by workers and locals visiting our parks. These facilities will undergo regular cleaning while Alert Level 4 is in place.

Click on 'Read More' to see the list.

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66 days ago

Burger Burger

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

Here we go again. Hope you are looking after those in your bubble and keeping safe.

If you need a bit of distraction from the confines of lockdown, this could be the perfect time to keep learning through what can be pretty tough times.

Right now many will be tuning in online, so … View more
Hi Neighbour,

Here we go again. Hope you are looking after those in your bubble and keeping safe.

If you need a bit of distraction from the confines of lockdown, this could be the perfect time to keep learning through what can be pretty tough times.

Right now many will be tuning in online, so why not brush up on skills to learn how to make an impact with your business digitally.

First impressions count. In fact, they say you only have 3 seconds to make a good one. So, slick images are crucial.

Flipping the perfect patty is quite a skill, so too is producing snappy images - local business Burger Burger can do both with ease. They’ve done away with traditional advertising and instead engaged its customers with vibrant and interactive content.

Watch their story here to find out how they get more digital bang for their marketing buck.

Then get started yourself and join us at Digital Boost to get going with our free videos and resources!

The Team at Digital Boost

67 days ago

Daffodil Day Street Appeal Cancelled

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

We’re sad to announce that Covid has forced the cancellation of our annual Daffodil Day street appeal. This will have a big impact on our fundraising, so we’re asking those who can to please donate online at daffodilday.org.nz. Thank you for your support Auckland. Learn more

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67 days ago

Missing your favourite local paper?

The Team Reporter from North Harbour News

It’s not in your letterbox this week because of alert level 4 restrictions - but it’s still available online! You can read the latest issue of the North Harbour News
right now. Want to catch your favourite columns, puzzles, community news and local views each week? Simply subscribe here.
Read now

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