Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island), Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)

6 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

2 days ago

If cutting emissions is the big goal - why put up PT fares ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland is this year getting serious about reducing carbon emissions. Transport is the city's biggest single emitter. So how does it make sense to hike public transport fares? Read the story below:

3 hours ago

Don’t miss your collection day

The Team from Auckland Council

Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections… View more
Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections will return to normal on 15 February 2021.

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6 hours ago

Seafood Paella & Gourmet fish pie

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Fish week continues for our Cookery, Level 3 students as they prepare Paella a classic Spanish dish infused with saffron, mussels, monkfish & squid. A Gourmet fish pie with gurnard, hapuka and salmon in a rich and creamy velouté.

8 hours ago

Two Auckland Covid-19 cases confirmed, locations of interest released

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now… View more
UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now in managed isolation after testing positive on Wednesday night.

Anyone who was present at the locations below are asked to isolate and get a test as soon as possible.

Locations of interest:

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 11 am - 2 pm.

- Pak n Save Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 17 January, 2 pm - 2.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Pak'nSave Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 18 January, 12 noon - 12.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 12.30 pm - 3 pm.

- Caltex Orewa, 70 Grand Drive, Orewa. 18 January, 1 pm - 1.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Hickeys Pharmacy, 16 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 23 January, 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm.

- Farmers at Westfield Albany, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- Tai Ping Supermarket Albany, 92 Rosedale Road, Rosedale. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- New World Orewa, 11 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 25 January, 1 pm - 2 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline).

- Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote, 2 Kilham Avenue, Northcote. 26 January, 12.30 pm - 1 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline).

For more information please see the Ministry of Health's Covid-19 Health advice page.

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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1 day ago

Book list makes summer reading a breeze

The Team from Auckland Council

Summer’s not summer without sand between the pages of a good book, or sunscreen blurring the screen on your phone or ebook reader.

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles into ten tempting categories, especially for summer 2021.

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1 day ago

Exhibition Opening & Spoken Word Performances this Saturday 6:30pm

The Team from Depot Artspace

Exhibition opening this Saturday 30th Jan 6:30pm!

Amazing line-up of poets to grace Trixi Rosa's "double-knotted shoelace" exhibition & book launch:
Miriam Barr
Laniyuk
Kiri Piahana-Wong
Pritha Marks
Janina NaNa Yaa… View more
Exhibition opening this Saturday 30th Jan 6:30pm!

Amazing line-up of poets to grace Trixi Rosa's "double-knotted shoelace" exhibition & book launch:
Miriam Barr
Laniyuk
Kiri Piahana-Wong
Pritha Marks
Janina NaNa Yaa
Trixi Rosa

Performances start at 6:45pm on the dot! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

More details: depotartspace.co.nz/event/trixirosa

1 day ago

"The Artists Way" - Discover and Recover Your Creativity

Mik Smellie from Aaiotanga Community Space

This world renowned course by Julia Cameron has been proven again and again to inspire and release creative potential. More information in the "READ MORE" link below...an opportunity to refresh yourself.
A six session programme on Sunday afternoons 2:30 - 4:30 pm, February 21st - March … View more
This world renowned course by Julia Cameron has been proven again and again to inspire and release creative potential. More information in the "READ MORE" link below...an opportunity to refresh yourself.
A six session programme on Sunday afternoons 2:30 - 4:30 pm, February 21st - March 28th.
Register to secure your place.
Cost: $240 for six sessions
Aaiotanga Community Space
2F / 22 Emily Place, Auckland City Centre

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1 day ago

Auckland Anniversary Weekend

The Team from Auckland Council

Make the most of the long weekend with events taking place across Tāmaki Makaurau. Find out what's on for Auckland Anniversary: bit.ly...

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8 days ago

Protect and learn about Auckland's environment this summer

The Team from Auckland Council

Every season provides unique opportunities to treasure and restore Aucklands natural environment, and summer is no exception.

Get stuck in and support our environment with weeding, bird monitoring and trapping.

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1 day ago

Rainbow Confectionery - Now at Otahuhu

Rainbow Confectionery

Our new factory outlet shop is now open at 25 Great South Road, Otahuhu.

Come visit and taste few of our most iconic products including the Original Kiwi Made Pineapple Chunks, Choc Coated Baby Fish, Marshmallows, Mints, Fizzies and a vast range of Gummi Confectionery.

Open to public from 9am… View more
Our new factory outlet shop is now open at 25 Great South Road, Otahuhu.

Come visit and taste few of our most iconic products including the Original Kiwi Made Pineapple Chunks, Choc Coated Baby Fish, Marshmallows, Mints, Fizzies and a vast range of Gummi Confectionery.

Open to public from 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)

Contact us on 0508 4724 626 or visit our Facebook page.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Your life, love, career, business dreams, directions and visions for 2021...

Psychic Aurora: Psychic Readings NZ Clairvoyant Medium

"Intentions are the energy of your soul coming into contact with your physical reality." Dr Wayne W. Dyer
During 2021 you may have intentions about doing something with your LIFE, LOVE, CAREER, BUSINESS visions, directions and dreams. For clarity and psychic insights pop over and see me … View more
"Intentions are the energy of your soul coming into contact with your physical reality." Dr Wayne W. Dyer
During 2021 you may have intentions about doing something with your LIFE, LOVE, CAREER, BUSINESS visions, directions and dreams. For clarity and psychic insights pop over and see me at my website now and consider having an enlightening reading with me. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Lots of Love, Aurora x

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2 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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6 days ago

Enhance your International Wine Knowledge with our new Diploma of Wine (Full time & Part time)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

The world of wine is exciting. We are delighted to announce two new NZQA qualifications: NZ Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge Level 5 and the NZ Diploma of Wine Management Level 6, Starts 9 March 2021.

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4 days ago

Fractional size guitars in any condition

Stephen from Half Moon Bay

Hi, would you have any fractional size guitars mainly 1/4 & 1/2 in any condition. I will fix them & provide it children in need for free, mainly in south Auckland & give them a few lessons to get them started.

3 days ago

Ministry of Health releases locations where positive case visited

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
1:28pm January 25

In a joint statement, the Northland and Auckland metropolitan DHBs have opened an additional two pop-up testing centres in Helensville and Mangawhai. The locations for these two testing centres are below:

- MANGAWHAI COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Mangawhai Domain, 75 … View more
UPDATE
1:28pm January 25

In a joint statement, the Northland and Auckland metropolitan DHBs have opened an additional two pop-up testing centres in Helensville and Mangawhai. The locations for these two testing centres are below:

- MANGAWHAI COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Mangawhai Domain, 75 Moir Street, Mangawhai

- HELENSVILLE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai, 11 Parakai Ave, Parakai
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The Ministry of Health is asking people to trace their movements as a positive case has been confirmed to have visited 29 locations across Northland and part of the Auckland region.

All of the case's known close contacts have tested negative for Covid-19 and the risk of exposure has been described as "low" by health officials.

If any member of the public has visited any of the locations listed by the Ministry, they must self-isolate and contact Healthline to get a Covid-19 test.

The list of locations are as follows:

- FreshChoice Ruakaka, Shop 24 Ruakaka Town Centre, 378 Marsden PT Road Ruakaka. 14 January, 3:03 pm - 4:33 pm.

- Aesthetic Clothing Store, 4 Port Road. 15 January, 8:48 am - 9:53 am.

- Noel Leeming Whangarei, 4 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:02 am - 10:12 am.

- Bendon Whangarei, Shop 12, Okara Shopping Centre, 4 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:03 am - 10:30 am.

- The Warehouse Whangarei, 42 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:28 am - 10:58 am.

- Carpet Court Whangarei, 26 Commerce Street, Whangarei. 15 January, 10:00 am - 11:20 am.

- Flaming Fires, 26 Commerce Street. 15 January, 10:24 am - 11:34 am.

- Whangarei and Kamo Testing Stations, 15 Railway Road and 23 Clark Road. 15 January, 10:40 am - 11:45 am.

- Bed Bath and Beyond Whangarei, 19 Lower Tarewa Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 10:54 am - 12:04 pm.

- Farmers Whangarei, Cnr Bank & Robert Street, Whangarei. 15 January, 11:10 am - 12:15 pm.

- Fat Camel Cafe, 12 Quality Street. 15 January, 11:34 am - 1:34 pm.

- Parua Bay Tavern, 1034 Whangarei Head Road, Parua Bay. 15 January 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm.

- Bream Bay Butchers Ruakaka, 2/378 Marsden Point Road. 16 January, 11:02 am - 12:07 pm.

- Ruakaka General Store, 1/378 Marsden Point Road. 16 January, 11:08 am - 12:10 pm.

- FreshChoice Ruakaka, Shop 24 Ruakaka Town Centre, 378 Marsden PT Road, Ruakaka. 16 January, 11:10 am - 12:15 pm.

- Urban Remedy Cafe, 159 One Tree Point Road. 17 January, 8:17 am - 9:47 am.

- Joseph Taylor Homewares, 126 Mangawhai Heads Road, Mangawhai Heads. 17 January, 2:08 pm - 3:18 pm.

- Eutopia Cafe, 1955 State Highway 1. 18 January, 8:55 am - 10:55 am.

- Maungaturoto 2nd hand shop, 30 Hurndall Street East. 18 January, 10:06 am - 11:36 am.

- Maungaturoto Four Square, 163 Hurndall Street West. 18 January, 10:44 am - 11:49 am.

- White Rock Gallery, 5 Church Road. 18 January, 11:15 am - 12:24 pm.

- The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, RD 1. 18 January, 11:21 am - 3:21 pm.

- Gumdiggers Cafe Matakohe, 11 Church Road, RD 1, Matakohe. 18 January 12:39 pm - 2:39 pm.

- The Dune Restaurant & Bar, 40 Moir Street. 18 January, 4:47 pm - 7:17 pm.

- Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens, 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway. 19 January, 11:04 am - 1:04 pm.

- The Ville Turkish Cafe, 25 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 1:08 pm - 2:38 pm.

- Countdown Helensville, 43 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 1:46 pm - 3:01 pm.

- Super Liquor Helensville, 26 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 2:03 pm - 3:08 pm.

- South Head General Store, 3260A South Head Road, RD 1. 19 January, 2:44 pm - 3:49 pm.

- Macnut Cafe, 914 South Head Road, Helensville. 21 January, 10:20 am - 11:50 am.

- Orrs Unichem Pharmacy Ruakaka, Marsden Point Rd, Town Centre. 22 January, 11:21 am - 12:26 pm.

Neighbourly will update this message as further information comes to hand.

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