Hatfields Beach, Orewa

24 days ago

Pallet tray

The Team from Resene ColorShop Silverdale

Upcycle a pallet into a cheap-as-chips multipurpose tray that can be used for carrying punnets of seedlings, holding barbecue condiments or serving afternoon tea in the garden. Paint in uplifting colours to enjoy while you are outdoors.

Find out how to create your own.

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24 days ago

Surprise! Biggest Ever Boxing Day Sale is LIVE!

Beds4 U

Dear Neighbours,

Have you been waiting for THE boxing day sale to buy your dream mattress?
Your wait is over! Our Biggest Ever Boxing Day Bed Sale is ON NOW!

What's special about Boxing day you ask?
Massive discounts of UP TO 60% OFF on ALL NZ made beds with FREE LOCAL DELIVERY*. Now … View more
Dear Neighbours,

Have you been waiting for THE boxing day sale to buy your dream mattress?
Your wait is over! Our Biggest Ever Boxing Day Bed Sale is ON NOW!

What's special about Boxing day you ask?
Massive discounts of UP TO 60% OFF on ALL NZ made beds with FREE LOCAL DELIVERY*. Now isn't that a sweet deal?

Shop online to complete that dream sleep you've put on hold or visit your local Beds4U store!

*Apply Code (BOXINGDAY) to your cart to claim free local delivery. Free Shipping on ONLINE ORDERS above $699 and only valid for shipping rates under $99.
Shop Now

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25 days ago

Wine & Food Pairing - Certificate in New Zealand Wine Advanced

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Ending this year with the New Zealand Wine (Advanced) Micro-credential and a group of 13 enthusiasts tasting a selection leading of New Zealand Wines. We also prepare a menu of classic dishes to help develop a more in-depth understanding of wine and food pairing.

This is what we tasted:
• … View more
Ending this year with the New Zealand Wine (Advanced) Micro-credential and a group of 13 enthusiasts tasting a selection leading of New Zealand Wines. We also prepare a menu of classic dishes to help develop a more in-depth understanding of wine and food pairing.

This is what we tasted:
• Spinach, salmon and cream cheese mille-feuille
• Smoked chicken, brie and cranberry pie
• Pork and chilli kofta, yoghurt sauce
• Beef eye fillet, roasted beetroot and red wine jus
• Raspberry chocolate brownie, whipped cream

Wines tasted -
• Lime Rock, Grüner Veltliner, 2020
• Framingam, Riesling, 2020
• Hans Herzog, Mistral, 2017
• Amisfield, Pinot Noir, 2019
• Heron’s Flight, Sangiovese, 2016
• Loveblock, Sweet Moscato, 2014

25 days ago

Useful information for the summer break

The Team from Auckland Council

⏰ Our summer opening hours: bit.ly...
🌪️ Prepare yourself for summer storms: bit.ly...
🌊 Check Safeswim for live information on water quality and swimming conditions at your favourite swimming spots: www.safeswim.org.nz...

❌ Our social media channels are not monitored from Thursday 23… View more
⏰ Our summer opening hours: bit.ly...
🌪️ Prepare yourself for summer storms: bit.ly...
🌊 Check Safeswim for live information on water quality and swimming conditions at your favourite swimming spots: www.safeswim.org.nz...

❌ Our social media channels are not monitored from Thursday 23 December 2021 at 5pm until Monday 10 January 2022 at 8.30am. During this time, please visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz... for information.

🎄 🥳 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your Auckland Council team on social media. See you again in 2022 😉

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25 days ago

KINDNESS & GIVING ISN'T JUST FOR CHRISTMAS

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Before You Buy A Bunch Of "Stuff" for friends and family this Holiday season (or anytime of the year), try asking them what they really NEED.

Maybe they need help with a utility bill, or a car payment, or the rent.
Maybe they need a kid-free night, and could use a free babysitter.
Maybe … View more
Before You Buy A Bunch Of "Stuff" for friends and family this Holiday season (or anytime of the year), try asking them what they really NEED.

Maybe they need help with a utility bill, or a car payment, or the rent.
Maybe they need a kid-free night, and could use a free babysitter.
Maybe they need a night off cooking, and could use a homemade meal.
Maybe they need help with petrol for their car.
Maybe they need a night out with friends.
Maybe they need a cup of coffee, and someone to just listen.
Maybe they need help making the holidays bright for their children.
Maybe they need help in some other way, but they either don't know how to ask for help, or they are embarrassed to ask.

Maybe YOU could be the one to give them what they really need this season, rather than just more "stuff".

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25 days ago

LAST CHANCE! Our Christmas specials are almost out the door

The Team from Mags4Gifts

There's only four days left for you to take advantage of our specials across select magazine titles.

Give the gift that keeps on giving this year with a subscription to the New Zealand Gardener, NZ House & Garden, or the TV Guide.
BROWSE ALL

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26 days ago

Holiday season waste collections

The Team from Auckland Council

Remember rubbish and recycling collection times may change from 27 Dec to 7 Jan due to public holidays. Check your collection dates and sign up for our holiday text reminders by clicking on Read More.

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26 days ago

Vote for your favourite provider to WIN!

The Team from NZ Compare

The NZ Compare People’s Choice Awards will go to a NZ Internet Provider and a NZ Power Provider, who have achieved success based on those that matter most to them, their community, stakeholders, staff and customers. These awards are in the hands of the public, that’s YOU!

Online voting closes … View more
The NZ Compare People’s Choice Awards will go to a NZ Internet Provider and a NZ Power Provider, who have achieved success based on those that matter most to them, their community, stakeholders, staff and customers. These awards are in the hands of the public, that’s YOU!

Online voting closes 4th February 2022. Over 4,000 votes already in!

It’s quick and painless, vote today for your favourite Broadband and Power Provider to help them win the People’s Choice Award for 2021!

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26 days ago

After a Black Wiltshire Ram Lamb

Nic from Orewa

Hi guys,
Would anyone have a young black wiltshire ram for sale ?
Thanks
Nicola

27 days ago

Looking for a last minute Christmas Recipe?

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding.

The lemon syrup that is poured over these puddings just before you serve them gives it a delicious moistness and the fragrant citrus flavour is irresistible. It also works with oranges instead of lemons and you can replace the sour… View more
This is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding.

The lemon syrup that is poured over these puddings just before you serve them gives it a delicious moistness and the fragrant citrus flavour is irresistible. It also works with oranges instead of lemons and you can replace the sour cream with yoghurt.

You can bake the puddings in advance but don’t make the sugar syrup until you wish to eat it. The pudding reheats well in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. I like to serve it with a dollop of sweetened cream or yoghurt and some poached fruit such as apples or pears.

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27 days ago

Brand New Recycled Braai/Brazier/Fire pit

Darren from Silverdale

Great Xmas Gift or buy it for home.
Tough and durable Braai / Brazier.
Great for summer nights outdoors.
The one pictured is a 15" for $120
Small 13" start at $90.
All the work is done.
Pickup Dairy Flat / Waitoki.
Would consider delivery for a fee depending where you are.

Price: $90

27 days ago

Happy Christmas from Baycrest Village

Baycrest Village

Hi neighbours. Baycrest Village is a most popular place to live! It's sunny, spacious, has private indoor/outdoor living, generous storage and garages with internal access. The weekly service fees are low.

Baycrest Village is a registered Charitable Trust with a friendly atmosphere. … View more
Hi neighbours. Baycrest Village is a most popular place to live! It's sunny, spacious, has private indoor/outdoor living, generous storage and garages with internal access. The weekly service fees are low.

Baycrest Village is a registered Charitable Trust with a friendly atmosphere. We're a supportive community with Christian values. From all of us at the village, we'd like to wish our community a Happy Christmas and Safe Summer Season.

For further info about Baycrest Village, email dianne@baycrestvillage.co.nz or phone 09 424 2719.
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28 days ago

Certificate in NZ Wine (Foundation)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Joining us at our campus in the Viaduct are 19 students today to learn about New Zealand Wine.
This is our NZQA Micro-Credential and will run over 2 days.
We will be learning about the wine regions, key grapes and wine styles that have made New Zealand wines famous around the world.

33 days ago

Looking for the best Christmas lights in your neighbourhood

Bernadette Basagre Reporter from Rodney Times

Kia ora neighbours,

We're looking for the best Christmas house lights in the neighbourhood. Know anyone, a street or have beautiful lights yourself, contact me at bernadette.basagre@stuff.co.nz with a picture.

28 days ago

Get decorating and save with the Resene Save the GST Value sale!

Resene

Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't … View more
Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't have a card, you can sign up free online, www.resene.co.nz/diycard, or while you are in store.

Offer available at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers until 1 February 2022.
Find out more

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