Karaka, Papakura

14 hours ago

Is it time to protect more Auckland trees on private properties ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland is said to be losing 1,000 trees a week - felled on private property where there almost no rules to protect them. "Stop the Chop" wants better when the RMA is replaced. Do you agree? Read the story below:

1 day ago

Why is Auckland Council selling the work of 320 staff?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Behind closed doors councillors have decided to try to sell its parks and facilities maintenance business that employs 320 staff. Should we know why ? Read the story below :

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3 hours ago

3+2 Seater Sofa

Sukhwinder from Takanini

Fabric and Rexine Sofa good condition.

Price: $350

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1 day ago

Tabby Hansom Cat Looking For New Home!

Eiamh from Papakura

Hi, my name is Gibbs. I am looking to adopt new owners. I am 6 yrs old, hansom and a little chubby all round and I work full time, sleeping all day, but, I will always keep your lap warm through the winter cold nights, I might be a little shy at first meet but I will warm up to you when we get … View moreHi, my name is Gibbs. I am looking to adopt new owners. I am 6 yrs old, hansom and a little chubby all round and I work full time, sleeping all day, but, I will always keep your lap warm through the winter cold nights, I might be a little shy at first meet but I will warm up to you when we get nicely acquainted. And don't you worry, I am house trained. Just don't ask me to do the dishes, hehe, but seriously, don't :-)

Please contact my beautiful friend if you want me, thank you kindly ;-)

Yours truly,
Mr Gibbs!

1 day ago

Gone is the tank farm - behold the start of a waterfront park

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Out of public glare, those big petrol chemical storage tanks have gone from Wynyard Point near the Harbour Bridge. The long job of turning it into a 5ha harbourside park is ahead. Read the story below:

12 hours ago

New Zealand Sommelier of the year - 2021

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Congratulations to Andrea Martinisi as he is awarded New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021.

Andrea Martinisi is presented with the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 trophy by Marek Przyborek (NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018) and chair of the Examination Committee with Celia Hay, chair of New … View more
Congratulations to Andrea Martinisi as he is awarded New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021.

Andrea Martinisi is presented with the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 trophy by Marek Przyborek (NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018) and chair of the Examination Committee with Celia Hay, chair of New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association. Andrea is General Manager and Head Sommelier of The Grove Restaurant, Auckland. Marek is head sommelier at Amisfield, Central Otago.

The day started with the Theory Assessment (60 minutest) and Blind Tasting of 2 wines. The white wine was Saint Clair Pioneer Block Gewurztraminer 2020 from Marlborough and from Spain, Muga Seleccion Especial Rioja 2016. The Practical included a restaurant scenario to decant a bottle of Te Mata Awatea 2018 and provide a food pairing. This was made a little tricky as we also had a bottle Te Mata Awatea 2019 on the sideboard... to check if the candidates were reading the label!

The Practical also featured a spirit tasting where candidates were asked to identify 4 spirits. This year the spirits were Bacardi, Tequila Blanco, Jack Daniels, Calvados.

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7 days ago

Costs of Electricity

Brian from Papakura

Boy are we paying for power here in NZ. Just checked my latest statement, $0.3123/kWh. I was just watching Ecotricity on You Tube and the presenter was going over the costs of running her EV in the USA. She pays more for her electricity as it comes from renewable sources in the US. The cost, … View moreBoy are we paying for power here in NZ. Just checked my latest statement, $0.3123/kWh. I was just watching Ecotricity on You Tube and the presenter was going over the costs of running her EV in the USA. She pays more for her electricity as it comes from renewable sources in the US. The cost, $0.115/kwh, 11.5 cents versus 31 cents here. Why is power so expensive here in NZ?

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1 day ago

What's On: Forestandbird Talk: Exploring Coastal Otago

Nicky from Clevedon

South Auckland Branch, Speaker: Colleen Grayling Exploring Coastal Otago. Catlins a biodiversity hotspot iconic and threatened species. Journey along this coastline highlights, spectacular scenery, memorable wildlife, interesting facts. $ Donation
Forestandbird Talk: Exploring Coastal Otago
  • The Gardens Community Hall, Upstairs
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1 day ago

Women's Multicultural Celebration Lunch Sept 18th

Virginia from Pukekohe

This event was initially going to be held in March but due to lock down at that time, it is now taking place on Saturday Sept 18th. There will be in attendance Ranjna Patel ONZM, QSM JP and The Hon Jan Tinetti MP.
Many different cultures will be taking part with exotic dancing and static … View more
This event was initially going to be held in March but due to lock down at that time, it is now taking place on Saturday Sept 18th. There will be in attendance Ranjna Patel ONZM, QSM JP and The Hon Jan Tinetti MP.
Many different cultures will be taking part with exotic dancing and static displays. To go on waiting list for tickets contact: bpwfranklin.tickets@gmail.com

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7 days ago

Who should foot the $250k bill for Auckland's damaged trains?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland Transport wants KiwiRail to stump up with the cost of repairing 19 trains, after a fallen stack of old rails, damaged the electric units. Who's at fault ? Read the story below:

2 days ago

Emergency Dentist

Dentist Auckland NZ, Drury

Auckland-wide service, our dental clinics are a phone call away, at all our Auckland Dentist clinics, our After Hours Dentists are on call, you don't have to live in pain, our Auckland Emergency dental clinics have no hidden cost or surcharges.

Visit any of Auckland Family Dental’s four … View more
Auckland-wide service, our dental clinics are a phone call away, at all our Auckland Dentist clinics, our After Hours Dentists are on call, you don't have to live in pain, our Auckland Emergency dental clinics have no hidden cost or surcharges.

Visit any of Auckland Family Dental’s four clinics today and see how we are making the city smile! See the difference, feel the difference. Your next step is to contact us and make an appointment so that we can assist you with your oral care

2 days ago

Waiuku Rotary Book Fair 2021

Bradley from Waiuku

It's back!
The annual Waiuku Rotary Book Fair returns to the Waiuku War Memorial Hall on the 11th & 12th of September, opening 8.30am.
Books, magazines, puzzles and more!
So come on down and support your local Rotary and your community, with proceeds going to local projects, and grab … View more
It's back!
The annual Waiuku Rotary Book Fair returns to the Waiuku War Memorial Hall on the 11th & 12th of September, opening 8.30am.
Books, magazines, puzzles and more!
So come on down and support your local Rotary and your community, with proceeds going to local projects, and grab yourself a bargain!

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2 days ago

Healthy Wholefood Cooking workshop - plant-based

Kim from Papakura

Healthy Wholefood Cooking - Tuesday August 3 at 7pm

Are you looking for some inspiration and help with your cooking?

Do you want to use more plant-based wholefoods for your health?

Join us on Tuesday evening – August 3 – at 7.00pm to learn more. Dellwyn, Judy and Kim will be demonstrating … View more
Healthy Wholefood Cooking - Tuesday August 3 at 7pm

Are you looking for some inspiration and help with your cooking?

Do you want to use more plant-based wholefoods for your health?

Join us on Tuesday evening – August 3 – at 7.00pm to learn more. Dellwyn, Judy and Kim will be demonstrating some tasty, quick and easy recipes – and you will get to taste them too… you don’t want to miss this one!

When: Tuesday August 3 at 7.00pm

Where: The Church Hall, 12 Alpha Street, Papakura

Email for more information: livingwellwithpapakurasda@gmail.com

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2 days ago

$20 OFF FIREWOOD 🔥

Jane Freeman from Timberline Contracting Ltd

1m3 Kiln-dried Pine Off-cuts

**AUGUST PRICE DROP**
Only $70 per cube! USUALLY $90!

These kiln-dried (untreated) pine off-cuts are a cheap and easy option to get your fire started.

Tip: Stack the blocks on top of each other to make one big block when burning.… View more
1m3 Kiln-dried Pine Off-cuts

**AUGUST PRICE DROP**
Only $70 per cube! USUALLY $90!

These kiln-dried (untreated) pine off-cuts are a cheap and easy option to get your fire started.

Tip: Stack the blocks on top of each other to make one big block when burning.

40L Bag - $10

1/2m3 - $40

1.m3 - $70 **usually $90

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2 days ago

STEEL MAGNOLIAS - PAPAKURA THEATRE COMPANY AT OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, ELLIOT ST

Barbara from Papakura

Come and see some superb theatre local community theatre! Steel Magnolias is a story that will make you laugh but you will probably need a tissue or two! Tickets at www.iticket.co.nz... or book in person at Off Broadway Theatre, Elliot St, Papakura, every Wed or Sat 11 am to 2 pm. Tickets are … View moreCome and see some superb theatre local community theatre! Steel Magnolias is a story that will make you laugh but you will probably need a tissue or two! Tickets at www.iticket.co.nz... or book in person at Off Broadway Theatre, Elliot St, Papakura, every Wed or Sat 11 am to 2 pm. Tickets are $28 for Adults and $25 for Seniors & Students - much cheaper than going into town and you don't have to get yourselves down that motorway! Friendly surroundings and licensed bar.

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3 days ago

Free basketball programme for Year 7 & Year 8 Girls Term 3

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager from Bruce Pulman Park

If you are a Year 7/8 girl in the Papakura area, make sure you head down to Bruce Pulman Park on Mondays from 7 pm - 8 pm and join in with Bears Sports who will be delivering FREE Girls Got Game sessions. STARTS TONIGHT...

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