Hunua, Hunua

9 hours ago

Poll: Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?

The team Reporter from Franklin County News

People either loved them or hated them, and now they're up for sale.

The giant 1990's Big Fresh Supermarket fruits and veges are up on Trade Me, with over 700 people adding them to their watchlist.

Did you enjoy seeing them on your grocery shopping outing?

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Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?
  • 50% Yes, I loved seeing them!
    50% Complete
  • 0% No way, they were terrifying
    0% Complete
  • 50% I didn't even notice them
    50% Complete
2 votes
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12 hours ago

Sutton Rd, Drury - A disgraceful medley of incompetence from Council & roading contractors

Bruce from Opaheke

As Im sure everybody that travels Sutton Road is aware, there have been long & protracted 'road works' carried out over the past year or so.
What is disturbing is they have taken a mildly rough road & managed to systematically make it worse, alot worse.
Areas that have been … View more
As Im sure everybody that travels Sutton Road is aware, there have been long & protracted 'road works' carried out over the past year or so.
What is disturbing is they have taken a mildly rough road & managed to systematically make it worse, alot worse.
Areas that have been patched are in a worse state than before they started, the finished product is now of lower quality & more dangerous than before & to top it off they also managed to work around the worst 'pre reseal' areas that needed fixing altogether !

Im sure that took some hard work to avoid those.
If there was an award for incompetence & poor workmanship the contractors involved in the roading win hands down. The council can put its hand up for obvious lack of project managing and total waste of our rates, unless the goal was to make another bad road look better by comparision.
The jokes over, those responsible need to sort this mess out immediately or find another vocation that doesnt give you any access to the publics purse strings.

4 days ago

Horse Needed

Trish from Opaheke

A friend is looking for a horse to partner with another horse that lost her mate. She is fretting for her male companion that had to be put to sleep and needs a paddock friend. Property is in drury.

9 hours ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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3 days ago

Should vaping be banned in schools?

The team Reporter from Franklin County News

Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What … View more
Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What are your thoughts? Should vaping be banned in schools?

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15 hours ago

Will you be affected by these motorway closures?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise … View more
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), Southwestern Motorway (SH20).

Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise stated. Please follow the signposted detours. Click here to see a detailed list of affected areas.

Safe travels neighbours!

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16 hours ago

A stronger school culture, greater resilience and more kindness.

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Those are the benefits that Paul Barker, Principal of Kaeo School is seeing in his Northland school thanks to the Kiwi Can programme.

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18 hours ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

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Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 66.1% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    66.1% Complete
  • 25.5% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    25.5% Complete
  • 8.5% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    8.5% Complete
1182 votes
1 day ago

Get your measles vaccination!

Counties Manukau DHB

Measles is spreading fast in Counties Manukau! Don’t delay!

Please encourage tamariki and rangatahi to get their FREE measles vaccine - ages 1-29 years.

Get your FREE measles vaccine today from your doctor.

For more information, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or talk to your doctor. … View more
Measles is spreading fast in Counties Manukau! Don’t delay!

Please encourage tamariki and rangatahi to get their FREE measles vaccine - ages 1-29 years.

Get your FREE measles vaccine today from your doctor.

For more information, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or talk to your doctor. Stop the spread of measles – get immunised!
Protect yourself

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1 day ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends … View more
Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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1 day ago

Fancy a $50 Z Gift Card?

AMI Insurance - Head office

Get a $50 Z Gift Card to spend at any Z service station with every new AMI Comprehensive Car insurance policy you buy online by Monday 7th of October 2019.* The more new AMI Comprehensive Car policies you buy, the more $50 Z Gift Cards you’ll get!

Get a quick quote today.

*Ts & Cs apply
Get a quote

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1 day ago

0% weeds, 100% Happiness. Win a Fiskars Xact™ weed puller!

Fiskars

A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing… View more
A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing muscle strain and backache. Its simple ergonomic design is changing the strenuous outdoor job of pulling weeds. You'll have the neighbours lining up to borrow yours!

We have 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to give away. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to go in the draw to WIN!

To find out more and buy the product, visit a Bunnings or Mitre 10 store near you

Never bow down to weeds again!

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* Competition entries accepted from 1.00am Sunday 15th September 2019 to 8:00am Monday 23rd September 2019. Five 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to be won. Winners will be contacted by email or phone on Monday 23rd September 2019. The prize will be couriered to the address specified by the winner within 4 weeks of the competition closing
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3 days ago

Take the stress out of retirement living

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the … View more
In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the village. As a Ryman Healthcare village, Bert Sutcliffe residents enjoy a fixed base weekly fee for life – guaranteed.*
Judith explains, “For us it was a no brainer, it was the best decision.

*Some conditions apply
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3 days ago

Recipe: Golden Winter Pudding

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This is a good base recipe for puddings making good use of the golden syrup that remains a staple of the New Zealand kitchen. Delicious as is, the pudding is also receptive to additional flavours such as lemon rind or raisins and spices like ginger or cinnamon. Make it in a family-sized dish or in … View moreThis is a good base recipe for puddings making good use of the golden syrup that remains a staple of the New Zealand kitchen. Delicious as is, the pudding is also receptive to additional flavours such as lemon rind or raisins and spices like ginger or cinnamon. Make it in a family-sized dish or in individual ramekins to give everyone their own personal pud.

Ingredients

75 g Butter, plus extra for greasing
75 g Sugar
75 g Self raising flour
1 Egg
1 Tbsp Milk
100 g Golden syrup

Directions

Lightly grease a mould, a small pudding basin, or 4 ramekins with a little butter. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and fold in the flour and milk. Pour the golden syrup into the bottom of the pudding basin or mould.
Carefully spoon the pudding batter on top of the golden syrup, spreading the mixture evenly. Cover and seal the top of the pudding basin with baking paper tied into place with string (or you can use tin foil).
Place the pudding basin in a large pot of simmering water. Ensure the water comes halfway up the side of the basin, put the lid on and steam for 30-40 minutes. If you are using ramekins, heat an oven to 160C and place the ramekins in a deep oven tray. Pour warm water around them so that it comes halfway up the ramekins and bake for 20 minutes.
Serve with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream.

Make a change
Lemon golden pudding: Grate the rind of one small lemon and add to the batter with the milk and flour.
Ginger golden pudding: Add 1 tsp of ground ginger with the flour and milk.
Nutty golden pudding: Add chopped walnuts to the bottom of the greased mould before you pour in the golden syrup.

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4 days ago

Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools?

The team Reporter from Franklin County News

Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced … View more
Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.

What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?

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4 days ago

Transform your candle holders

The Team from Resene ColorShop Pukekohe

A marble finish always looks elegant whichever form it takes, from kitchen islands to smaller ornaments such as candle holders.

Painting your own marbled effect has become a hot trend of late, and the good news is that it’s so easy to create using Resene Lusta-Glo.

Make the most of this … View more
A marble finish always looks elegant whichever form it takes, from kitchen islands to smaller ornaments such as candle holders.

Painting your own marbled effect has become a hot trend of late, and the good news is that it’s so easy to create using Resene Lusta-Glo.

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

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