Opaheke, Papakura

43 days ago

Confectionary Day!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Some of the fantastic cakes prepared by our Diploma students during the special two days of learning confectionary including a tribute to our native New Zealand bird, Kiwi!

44 days ago

What qualities are important in a partner and how did you meet your partner?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Papakura Courier

Hi neighbours, A survey of 2000 Kiwis has shown different generations place value different qualities when looking for love. Young adults, aged 16 to 34, ranked a sense of humour as the most important quality in a partner, where as most 55- to 64-year-olds viewed sharing values as more important … View moreHi neighbours, A survey of 2000 Kiwis has shown different generations place value different qualities when looking for love. Young adults, aged 16 to 34, ranked a sense of humour as the most important quality in a partner, where as most 55- to 64-year-olds viewed sharing values as more important than sharing a laugh together. Younger people were also more likely to judge potential partners on their looks and perhaps unsurprisingly, more likely to meet their significant other online. What do you think is the most important quality in a partner and how did you meet yours? Please write "NFP" if you don't want your comment to appear in stories.

44 days ago

What do local elections mean to you?

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi neighbours, my name is Brittany and I am a reporter with the Sunday Star Times. I'm looking for a family who's willing to talk to me about what local elections mean for them - the big issues that will affect you this year such as rates, transport etc.

Please get in touch if you are… View more
Hi neighbours, my name is Brittany and I am a reporter with the Sunday Star Times. I'm looking for a family who's willing to talk to me about what local elections mean for them - the big issues that will affect you this year such as rates, transport etc.

Please get in touch if you are available to chat today or tomorrow - you must be willing to be quite open, as you may be asked about budget, household income and if you own your own home etc. To get in touch, email brittany.keogh@fairfaxmedia.co.nz (Please note that we will need you to be named and photographed for the story).

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44 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
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44 days ago

Come along to our fair - this weekend!

Elesha from Papakura

Papakura Baptist has been running an Annual Church Fair for over 30 years. There will be lots of fun games for kids of all ages. Plus there will be face painting and hair flair.

There will also be plenty of different things to eat...popcorn made on-site as well as a candy floss machine. For … View more
Papakura Baptist has been running an Annual Church Fair for over 30 years. There will be lots of fun games for kids of all ages. Plus there will be face painting and hair flair.

There will also be plenty of different things to eat...popcorn made on-site as well as a candy floss machine. For the adults, you can get tea or coffee with a slice of cake while the kids play on the bouncy castle. A sausage off the BBQ is always a crowd favourite as well. If you enjoy smashing stuff, our plate smashing game is always a hit.

But wait there is more...our Op Shop will be open and there will be plenty of deals for the bargain hunters with 40% off everything in the store.

Come and spend some time with us and bring the kids or grandkids.

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44 days ago

Youth politicians accuse Auckland Council of 'ageism'

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Papakura Courier

Auckland Council has been accused of ageism for paying members of its youth panel 30 per cent less than its older advisors.

Members of its youth advisory board, who are aged 14 to 24, are paid $173 per meeting, but a review has recommended the council raise their pay to match the rate of $250 … View more
Auckland Council has been accused of ageism for paying members of its youth panel 30 per cent less than its older advisors.

Members of its youth advisory board, who are aged 14 to 24, are paid $173 per meeting, but a review has recommended the council raise their pay to match the rate of $250 per meeting, that members of other demographic panels get.

What do you think? Should young people get a pay rise? Read the full story here.

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45 days ago

5 sheep looking for a new paddock

Hannah from Drury

We have 5 lovely sheep between 2 & 4 years old.
Free to a good home but we would like them to all go together and you will need to be able to come and collect/transport them.
Welcome to view.
Drury.

Free

45 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 36% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    36% Complete
  • 32.5% No - it's not the parents' choice
    32.5% Complete
  • 31.5% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    31.5% Complete
899 votes
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45 days ago

Any Free Plants?

Lorna from Manurewa

Hi Neighbours, any free plants to give away? such as cordyline, coprosma, clivias? TIA

Free

45 days ago

Plan a funeral with ease

John Ensom from Ensom Funeral Services

Together Ensom Funeral Services will help you every step of the way.

We recognise that all the family's needs are different. We happily take the time to prepare a fitting tribute and farewell that reflects the life of each person as being unique.

Let us help to explain the process of … View more
Together Ensom Funeral Services will help you every step of the way.

We recognise that all the family's needs are different. We happily take the time to prepare a fitting tribute and farewell that reflects the life of each person as being unique.

Let us help to explain the process of what happens and reassure you that your wishes are adhered to. Feel comfortable and at ease as we guide you through the options needed for a truly memorable celebration.

Our friendly team bring a comforting familiarity to your family.

For more information: Call us on 09 299 6646 or email ensomfunerals@gmail.com
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46 days ago

Ambury Farm Day

The Team from Auckland Council

Get your gumboots ready, as Ambury Farm Day is back!
Give the kids a taste of life on the farm at Ambury Regional Park’s farm day.

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46 days ago

Gap Year Mocktail Workshop

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Still unsure about your plans in your gap year? Inviting all Auckland high school students to join us for a fun evening preparing cocktails and exploring career options!
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Free Session for high school leavers | 10 Oct | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Register via link below!

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