Hatfields Beach, Orewa

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:

2 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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7 hours ago
1 day ago

We Say, You Say: Beach Safety

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked … View more
Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.

The vast majority could not do so.

According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.

“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in your community paper.
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5 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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10 hours ago

St CHADS MARKET

Shirley Green from Hibiscus Coast Anglican Parish

Our markets in our carpark at St Chads 117 Centreway Road Orewa, will continue during 2021on the first Saturday of every month between 8 am and 12 noon providing an opportunity for people to buy, sell haggle and browse. Artisans and crafters very welcome. $15 per site with the option to book a … View moreOur markets in our carpark at St Chads 117 Centreway Road Orewa, will continue during 2021on the first Saturday of every month between 8 am and 12 noon providing an opportunity for people to buy, sell haggle and browse. Artisans and crafters very welcome. $15 per site with the option to book a table for $5.
Money collected from site rental goes towards our building fund. To book a site please phone Shirley 027 2442832 or Grant 021 0830 7743.
Our next market will be Saturday February 6th.

3 days ago

What's On: Harmony Circle, Warkworth

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

A meeting of like-minded people who are interested in healing the mind, body & soul. $5 Door Contribution (non-profit group). For details Ph: 027 2399182 or email warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com
Harmony Circle, Warkworth
  • Warkworth Community Hall
1 day ago

What's On: Qigong Classes

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Every Friday morning join us for 1 hour of Qigong, focusing on gentle movement, meditation and health. Open to all. $5. Contact Paula 027 2399182 for further info
Qigong Classes
  • Warkworth Town Hall, Mezzanine Room
1 day ago

EXCEED FRANCHISE FOR SALE

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

WE HAVE A BUSY ESTABLISHED FRANCHISE FOR SALE IN CHRISTCHURCH EAST!

We are looking for DEDICATED AND CUSTOMER FOCUSED PEOPLE to become Exceed franchises to meet the strong demand for our services in Christchurch.

Exceed provides flexibility, extensive support, comprehensive training, strong … View more
WE HAVE A BUSY ESTABLISHED FRANCHISE FOR SALE IN CHRISTCHURCH EAST!

We are looking for DEDICATED AND CUSTOMER FOCUSED PEOPLE to become Exceed franchises to meet the strong demand for our services in Christchurch.

Exceed provides flexibility, extensive support, comprehensive training, strong rewarding income and proven recession-proof structure!

If you know someone that is looking for BETTER WORK LIFE BALANCE, please share this post with them.

This Exceed franchise will provide both lifestyle and a solid return for the right franchisee!

CALL NOW and talk with Tony on 0800 25 25 00 or click the link button for more information.

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1 day ago

What's On: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Whangaparaoa from Stanmore Bay

Judith Moffat and Tracey Swanberg from the North Shore Women’s Centre will be speaking about their work at the Women’s Centre and the many positive outcomes they’ve seen. Come along!
Celebrating International Women’s Day
  • Whangaparaoa Library
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1 day ago

What's On: Beamaclub: Movies at the Library

Whangaparaoa from Stanmore Bay

This month: NZ/Danish co-production "The Weight of Elephants", a film about an alienated youngster struggling to understand the adult world. Rated M.
Beamaclub: Movies at the Library
  • Whangaparaoa Library
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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5 days ago

Zentangle Art Class

Dil from Red Beach

February is about Valentine's Day. We'll be working on some heart patterns. Join us every Tuesday morning 10am to 12pm at Orewa.

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