Helensville, Helensville

1 day ago

Kayaker plucked from Manukau Harbour

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to … View more
Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to realise the call about a kayaker in trouble was real- rather than a stitch up.

They stopped filming and rushed to the harbour after the alarm was raised about 3.20 pm on October 20.

Helicopter crew soon spotted the kayaker, who was plucked to safety by the Coastguard.

The kayaker was reported to be safe and well.

Auckland City District Police

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light … View more
Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light rail system connecting the airport to Auckland's central city may finally get off the ground.

But Transport Minister Phil Twyford alluded key decisions are still to be made.

Twyford said in June the governing parties could not agree on a preferred proposal and the future of the project would be decided by the new Government following the election.

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Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?
  • 26.1% Yes
    26.1% Complete
  • 73.9% No
    73.9% Complete
394 votes
9 hours ago

Its the weekend!

Nicky Horsbrough - Harcourts Helensville

Have a fabulous long weekend! 🙂❤️

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16 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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16 hours ago

Final days of Stand in Peace: Exploring the New Zealand Wars

The Team from Auckland Museum

Can you imagine a prison hulk (ship) in Auckland Harbour holding prisoners of war? This was the reality just 156 years ago in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Museum’s narrated experience reflects on the New Zealand Wars and invites you into the dark times in our history, examining what they might … View more
Can you imagine a prison hulk (ship) in Auckland Harbour holding prisoners of war? This was the reality just 156 years ago in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Museum’s narrated experience reflects on the New Zealand Wars and invites you into the dark times in our history, examining what they might mean to us today.

Running at 10.30am daily until this Wednesday 28 October. Tickets are just $10 per person.
Get your ticket now

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16 hours ago

ASB Auckland Marathon road closure information

Auckland Marathon

The ASB Auckland Marathon is taking place on Sunday 1st of November 2020. There are a number of road closures in place for the event that you should be aware of in your neighbourhood.

To see the road closures locations and times, please visit the our website, or email us at … View more
The ASB Auckland Marathon is taking place on Sunday 1st of November 2020. There are a number of road closures in place for the event that you should be aware of in your neighbourhood.

To see the road closures locations and times, please visit the our website, or email us at aucklandmarathon@ironman.

Please note the Auckland Harbour Bridge is open, traffic will flow both ways all day. Runners will be on course from 6am – 1pm come on out and support!

If you would like to join the Ryman Volunteer Crew supporting athletes across the event we still have some spots left, if you have a group this can be used as a fundraising opportunity. Email volunteers.aucklandmarathon@ironman.com for more information.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The … View moreKia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 … View more
We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Due to the long weekend, the council's kerbside collections will be one day later from 26 – 31 October.

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1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

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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3 days ago

Poll: Do you have any kind of shade in your outdoor space?

The Louvre Company

At The Louvre Company we want to know your thoughts. Simply let us know down below if you'd like a Motorised Louvre installed.

Get your free quote today! Call or email with the rough measurements of your louvre, and find out for yourself that TLC has quality NZ made and designed louvres for… View more
At The Louvre Company we want to know your thoughts. Simply let us know down below if you'd like a Motorised Louvre installed.

Get your free quote today! Call or email with the rough measurements of your louvre, and find out for yourself that TLC has quality NZ made and designed louvres for accessible prices!

info@thelouvrecompany.co.nz
0800 852 669 (TLC NOW)

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Do you have any kind of shade in your outdoor space?
  • 36.8% Yes
    36.8% Complete
  • 52.6% No
    52.6% Complete
  • 10.5% I want a Motorised Louvre
    10.5% Complete
19 votes
1 day ago

Bakers back SPCA

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland bakers are being called to roll up their sleeves to help vulnerable animals.

The SPCA is appealing for keen cooks to take part in its annual Cupcake Day fundraiser on November 2.

The event has raised nearly $3.2 million over the years, helping tens of thousands of animals that come … View more
Auckland bakers are being called to roll up their sleeves to help vulnerable animals.

The SPCA is appealing for keen cooks to take part in its annual Cupcake Day fundraiser on November 2.

The event has raised nearly $3.2 million over the years, helping tens of thousands of animals that come through SPCA's doors each year in need of care, shelter and veterinary treatment.

Budding chefs are invited to whip up a batch of cupcakes before selling them at work, school and to family and friends.

Last year saw 1092 home bakers and 641 businesses get involved.

SPCA CEO Andrea Midgen said recent events had taken a big bite out of the charity but here was something tangible supporters could do to help.

Funds raised will be used to aid in rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals in need around the country.

Go to www.spcacupcakeday.co.nz... to register.

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1 day ago

SPRING CLEAN-UP TIME!!!!

Denise from Grasslands Kumeu

Come on into Grasslands, 20 Shamrock Drive Kumeu for everything you need for a spring clean this weekend. We now stock a range of Simple Green cleaners, Yates weed killers and fertilisers and Easy Trap pest control. Stock up and get your property ready for a great summer ahead.

1 day ago

What's On: RECORDING HISTORY - NorWest Heritage

Bunty from Huapai - Kumeu

All welcome. How to record history and interview people. Helensville raised, author, Rae McGregor. Meet and greet afternoon tea. Gold coin entry. 18 November, 2pm. Kumeu Cricket Club, Huapai Domain.
RECORDING HISTORY - NorWest Heritage
  • Kumeu Cricket Club
1 day ago

AGRIA IN BLACKBERRIES

Darryn Leslie from All-Terrain Services Limited Huapai

On site there was a prickly situation that needed sorting.

Blackberries, as well as brush and scrub, had overtaken a lot of the area on this slope growing quite high and losing good grazing area. Using a standard brush cutter would mean being up close to the prickly stems and would normally take… View more
On site there was a prickly situation that needed sorting.

Blackberries, as well as brush and scrub, had overtaken a lot of the area on this slope growing quite high and losing good grazing area. Using a standard brush cutter would mean being up close to the prickly stems and would normally take much longer to clear. The Agria was used to brush cut the area, dealing easily with the woody stems and mulching it down.

Got a prickly situation that needs attention?
Contact All-Terrain Services on 021 527 990 or Darryn 0274 196 305 to arrange a no obligation free quote today.

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1 day ago

Make a sensory table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Albany

Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most… View more
Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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