Orewa, Orewa

19 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Queen Street

The Team from Community News

Kia ora Auckland,

Should Queen Street be car-free?

Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.

The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and … View more
Kia ora Auckland,

Should Queen Street be car-free?

Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.

The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and with bus priority in the evening peak.

Some have expressed their concerns for the project including a group of businesses and landlords calling itself Save Queen. The group applied for an interim injunction to halt the council's planned Queen St upgrade and a High Court Judge will decide whether to approve the injunction later today.

Should the upgrade go even further and ban passenger vehicles altogether? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment used in your local community paper.

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3 days ago

Poll: Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine… View more
Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine increase, a Stuff visual journalist captured numerous people using their phones while driving, including a woman who appeared to be on a video call while passing through an intersection, a man speaking on the phone and numerous people texting or looking at their phone.

Last year, police issued more than 40,000 infringement notices for the offence.

A driver for Dingo Groundworx NZ was captured using their phone while driving a truck along Williamson Ave, in Ponsonby.

Owner Cameron Hadley told Stuff all employees were very aware they should not be using their phones while driving.

He said he would be raising the issue in a staff meeting.

AA road safety spokesman Dylan Thomsen told Stuff he wasn’t surprised to hear about the woman video calling while driving.

While AA supports the Government’s fine increase, Thomsen said it wasn’t going to solve the problem.

“People just can’t resist the temptation if they hear their phone go off ... it’s not something you do by accident.”

“A lot of people use their phone behind the wheel and don’t do other risky things.”

He hopes as there are further advancements in technology, phone companies can have default “do not disturb” modes that activate as soon as drivers start moving in their car.

“Until we change the mindset it will be hard with enforcement alone, people don’t appreciate the risks until it’s too late,” Thomsen said.

To see video footage, go here:

www.stuff.co.nz...

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?
  • 90.1% Yes
    90.1% Complete
  • 8.1% No
    8.1% Complete
  • 1.8% Unsure- it's too complex
    1.8% Complete
1322 votes
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9 hours ago

What's On: Snells Beach Indoor Bowls

Barbara from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Indoor Bowls played every Monday visitors and new members welcome. Phone Pam 4256405 or Neil 4255371
Snells Beach Indoor Bowls
  • Mahurangi East Community Centre
10 hours ago

Harmony Circle 16th May

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Harmony Circle – Guest Presenter Sunday 16th May
Rachael Wilson – Finding Peace with food and your body

Venue; Community Hall, 2 Alnwick St (next door to Town Hall), Warkworth.
Open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. $5 Koha – Harmony Circle is non-profit.

Hi, I’m Rachael, a Paediatric and … View more
Harmony Circle – Guest Presenter Sunday 16th May
Rachael Wilson – Finding Peace with food and your body

Venue; Community Hall, 2 Alnwick St (next door to Town Hall), Warkworth.
Open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. $5 Koha – Harmony Circle is non-profit.

Hi, I’m Rachael, a Paediatric and Eating disorder dietitian, family nutritionist and mindful eating coach. I'm a dietitian specializing in mindful eating and intuitive eating, self-compassion and body image.
I look at how bringing skills in resilience, mindfulness and self-compassion can help people heal their relationship with food and their bodies. Resulting in positive health behaviour changes and breaking the cycle of dieting which improves both mental and physical wellbeing.

Win a FREE 90 minute Body Image online workshop in the evening draw!

Everyone welcome, this is an open group, come along if you can, look forward to seeing you there!
Contact us at warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com or call/text 027 239 9182

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9 days ago

Poll: What would you use a Louvre for?

The Louvre Company

We provide powder coated aluminium, Motorised Roof Louvres, from start to finish. Our NZ Made and Designed Roof Louvres have an integrated gutter system and are operable with a remote controller. Extending your outdoor living with the perfect sun and rain control. We also specialize in Manually … View moreWe provide powder coated aluminium, Motorised Roof Louvres, from start to finish. Our NZ Made and Designed Roof Louvres have an integrated gutter system and are operable with a remote controller. Extending your outdoor living with the perfect sun and rain control. We also specialize in Manually Operable Louvres and Fixed Louvres.

Now we want to know your thoughts below. Simply let us know what you would use a louvre for.

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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What would you use a Louvre for?
  • 19.1% Rain protection
    19.1% Complete
  • 19.1% Sun protection
    19.1% Complete
  • 6.4% Privacy
    6.4% Complete
  • 55.3% To extend my outdoor living area
    55.3% Complete
47 votes
14 hours ago

Bingo Night

Angela from Whangaparaoa Golf Club

Whangaparaoa Golf Club's
First Ever Bingo Night
Friday May 14th
7PM

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19 hours ago

Welcome to Neighbours Day Aotearoa! Morning Tea

Ruth from Orewa

Date: Saturday, 8th May
Time: 10am – 12noon
Venue: Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian Church, 107 Centreway Road, Orewa

We would like to warmly invite you to a neighbourly meet and greet morning tea & plant swop.

The kaupapa of Neighbours Day Aotearoa is to encourage people to get to know your … View more
Date: Saturday, 8th May
Time: 10am – 12noon
Venue: Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian Church, 107 Centreway Road, Orewa

We would like to warmly invite you to a neighbourly meet and greet morning tea & plant swop.

The kaupapa of Neighbours Day Aotearoa is to encourage people to get to know your neighbours better! It is as simple as that!
We would love to get to know our neighbours over a cuppa.
We hope to get to know more about you an as we contribute toward a culture of neighbourly celebration in the love of Christ.

Previous years have seen people joining Neighbours Day Aotearoa to hold plant swaps, BBQs, community movie nights, street parties, beach clean ups, and even small acts like sharing a cup of tea or running errands for our neighbours.

When we connect with our Neighbours good things happen! Here’s our top five benefits of connected neighbours:
1. WELLBEING : When our neighbourhoods are connected and spiritual, physical and emotional health are taken care of, we feel comfortable, happy and healthy.
2. CARING AND SAFETY : When we start from a place of neighbourly caring and generosity, feelings of trust, safety and belonging increase.
3. EMPOWERED : We feel confident to take action when we feel supported by strong social networks and relationships.
4. INCLUSION : We feel accepted in the community when we are allowed to be ourselves, can stretch outside of our comfort zones, and are included in other people’s worlds.
5. RESILIENCE : We can recover quickly from difficulties when we are prepared, we know our neighbours and can ask for and offer support.

If you would like, please bring a plant to swop – we already have a couple to start us off.

Please RSVP with Rev. Werner 021 956 581or simply arrive, we will be waiting.

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1 day ago

Mothers Day Gift or Unique Home Decor item

Andria from Gulf Harbour

A very unique handcrafted canvas artwork. I have used various textures and paints to create this one off art piece. This would make an excellent home decor item or a perfect mothers day gift. I only have 1 piece so will be sold on first come first served basis. The canvas is 12inches round panel.

Price: $70

1 day ago

Qigong - Warkworth

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Qigong ("Chee Gong") for Health & Healing.
Every Friday 9.30am - 10.30am.
Warkworth Town Hall, Mezzanine Level.

Join us in this weekly class to learn this very effective practise of simple movements, mental focus, breathing and meditation.
No experience necessary and open to people … View more
Qigong ("Chee Gong") for Health & Healing.
Every Friday 9.30am - 10.30am.
Warkworth Town Hall, Mezzanine Level.

Join us in this weekly class to learn this very effective practise of simple movements, mental focus, breathing and meditation.
No experience necessary and open to people of all ages & abilities.
Learn movements & techniques to enhance your natural ability to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Spring Forest Qigong provides the knowledge and tools to experience that every one of us is born a healer with a natural ability to help ourselves and others to heal.
$5 koha.
Contact Paula for further details, or to be kept informed of changes, on 027 239 9182

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1 day ago

Families urgently needed to get free help with their infants and children - Apply Now!

Amanda Shribman, Principal from Ashton Warner Academy

Would you like to get free help with your children by offering work experience to our students who are training to be early childhood educators and professional nannies?

We are looking for families on the Hibiscus Coast and nearby who are interested and have two or more infants and children home … View more
Would you like to get free help with your children by offering work experience to our students who are training to be early childhood educators and professional nannies?

We are looking for families on the Hibiscus Coast and nearby who are interested and have two or more infants and children home with them most of the working week. Contact us now. For details visit: nannyacademy.ac.nz/studentplacement

1 day ago

Heartbeats Takapuna Meeting

Trent Lash from Heartbeats

Heartbeats is a community-based, peer-to-peer support group for heart event survivors, their family and broader whanau.
Our membership is culturally diverse, and includes equal numbers of men and women, with an age range of 50 - 90 years.


We are a non-profit organization that aims to connect … View more
Heartbeats is a community-based, peer-to-peer support group for heart event survivors, their family and broader whanau.
Our membership is culturally diverse, and includes equal numbers of men and women, with an age range of 50 - 90 years.


We are a non-profit organization that aims to connect heart patients in the community and educate the broader public on heart disease and heart health management.

Our guest speaker at Takapuna this week is Anna Sloan, Registered Dietitian, who will be presenting, discussing and taking questions on heart healthy diets, dietary issues when taking heart medications, and critical dietary elements for sustainable heart health.

Where: Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Rd (behind Takapuna Library)
When: Tomorrow THURSDAY, 6th May
Time: 10:00am

It's free, so come along, bring a friend, and get some useful information on heart healthy diets and diet management plans for people with cardiovascular disease and heart issues.

For information: call Trent at 0220 606 199

2 days ago

Mother's Day is this weekend

Sunday Star Times

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code … View more
Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code SSTMOTHERSDAY at the checkout to redeem.

Hurry! Offer ends Sunday. T&C's apply.
Subscribe Now

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2 days ago

Pixies Animal Rescue Fundraising Yard Sale - 9am to 5pm Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May - Dairy Flat

Charmaine Wolmarans from Pixies Animal Rescue

Pixies Animal Rescue is holding another fundraising yard sale this Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May (9am to 5pm) - all proceeds to go towards the welfare of our rescue animals. EFTPOS and Bartercard available.

Location: 385 Bawden Road, Dairy Flat, 0792. Please note that this is a private … View more
Pixies Animal Rescue is holding another fundraising yard sale this Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May (9am to 5pm) - all proceeds to go towards the welfare of our rescue animals. EFTPOS and Bartercard available.

Location: 385 Bawden Road, Dairy Flat, 0792. Please note that this is a private address. There is ample parking - please follow the parking signs.

• Housewares, Kitchenwares and Tools
• Books, CDs, DVDs, Toys, Games and Puzzles
• Clothing, Footwear, Hats & Caps for Ladies, Men, Children and Babies
• Bags, Purses, Wallets, Ornaments, Artwork, Bric-à-Brac, etc

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2 days ago

Hot Dogs

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

A New York street food classic prepared by our Diploma Chefs. Our own succulent Chorizo sausages served in a soft bread with pickled and crispy onions, cucumbers, mayonnaise and garnished with bean sprouts.

3 days ago

18H Ladies Pairs Day

Angela from Whangaparaoa Golf Club

9H Ladies welcome to play.
Email - whangaparaoa@golf.co.nz for an entry

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3 days ago
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