Piha - Karekare, Piha

35 days ago

Recipe: Prawn Laksa

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Laksa is a popular Malaysian coconut noodle dish. It is a fragrant, delicious and warming seafood dish. This dish is prepared by our Advanced cookery student Timmika prepared at home during the recent lockdown.

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35 days ago

UPDATE to something I posted 20 days ago

Fiona from Henderson

This wonderful website has now updated to include takeaways and vaccination centres - yay!😀
Libby & Ben, I love your work & keep up the excellent work😉
www.neighbourly.co.nz...

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35 days ago

This adults returning to work sketch is perfect

Fiona from Henderson

Perfect for us here in Auckland, upon reaching level 3 after so long in level 4😉
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35 days ago

We’re open to the public

The Team from Auckland Council

Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Centre is now open to the public Mon to Fri 8am-5pm and Sat-Sun 9am-4pm with limited services.

When coming, please remember:

• A face mask or face cover, gloves, and covered footwear must be worn at all time while on site. No entry without it.
• You must … View more
Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Centre is now open to the public Mon to Fri 8am-5pm and Sat-Sun 9am-4pm with limited services.

When coming, please remember:

• A face mask or face cover, gloves, and covered footwear must be worn at all time while on site. No entry without it.
• You must unload your own waste. Once on site, please unload as quickly as you can.
• No more than two people per vehicle. No children.
• The CRC re-use shops are closed.
• Contactless payment only. No cash.
• Check Google Maps for live updates on wait times.

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35 days ago

Contactless Shopping ?

The Team from Red Cross Shop Henderson

Looking for affordable, pre-loved and new essentials? Then we have great news for you! We are back and are now able to offer you our contactless shopping options for essential items from your local Red Cross Shop.

Although, our physical doors remain closed on level 3, you can simply call us to … View more
Looking for affordable, pre-loved and new essentials? Then we have great news for you! We are back and are now able to offer you our contactless shopping options for essential items from your local Red Cross Shop.

Although, our physical doors remain closed on level 3, you can simply call us to check if we have what you need and then have the items, prepared for contactless collection.

If you need hand-sanitiser to keep you and your family safe, we have got you sorted as well.

Please note: We are not accepting donations on level 3.

For contact details, just hit the button below.

Be kind, stay safe!
We will get through this once again.
See you all soon!!

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40 days ago

Friday's funny: 😀🐀A Rat in a Bar🐀😀

Fiona from Henderson

A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender, "If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?"

The bartender considers it, then agrees.

The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat.

He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano.

The rat … View more
A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender, "If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?"

The bartender considers it, then agrees.

The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat.

He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano.

The rat stretches, cracks his knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues.

After the man finished his drink, he asked the bartender, "If I show you an even better trick, will you give me free drinks for the rest of the night, the bartender thinks that nothing could possibly top the first trick so he agrees.

The man reaches into another pocket and pulls out a small bullfrog, who begins to sing along with the rat's music.

While the man is enjoying his beverages, a stranger confronts him and offers him $100,000.00 for the bullfrog.

"Sorry," the man replies, "he's not for sale."

The stranger increases the offer to $250,000.00 cash up front.

"No," he insists, "he's not for sale."

The stranger again increases the offer, this time to $500,000.00 cash.

The man finally agrees, and turns the frog over to the stranger in exchange for the money.

"Are you insane?" the bartender demanded.

"That frog could have been worth millions to you, and you let him go for a mere $500,000!"

"Don't worry about it." the man answered. "The frog was really nothing special. You see, the rat's a ventriloquist."

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39 days ago

Saturday's funny: 😀🚗New red Mercedes🚗😀

Fiona from Henderson

An elderly lady was stopped and about to pull into a parking space when a young man in his new red Mercedes went around her and parked in the space she was waiting for.

The little old lady was so upset that she went up to the man and said, "I was going to park there!"

The man said, … View more
An elderly lady was stopped and about to pull into a parking space when a young man in his new red Mercedes went around her and parked in the space she was waiting for.

The little old lady was so upset that she went up to the man and said, "I was going to park there!"

The man said, "That's what you can do when you're young and quick.”

This really upset the lady even more, so she got in her car and backed it up and then she stomped on the gas and plowed right into his Mercedes.

The young man ran back to his car and asked, "What did you do that for?"

The little old lady smiled and told him, "That's what you can do when you're old and rich!"

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37 days ago

Monday's Funny: 😄👱‍♀️The Blonde Waitress👱‍♀️😄

Fiona from Henderson

"How come you're late?" asks the bartender as the blonde waitress walks in the door.

"It was awful," she explains. "I was walking down Elm street and there was this terrible accident. A man was lying in the middle of the street.
He was thrown from his car. His leg was… View more
"How come you're late?" asks the bartender as the blonde waitress walks in the door.

"It was awful," she explains. "I was walking down Elm street and there was this terrible accident. A man was lying in the middle of the street.
He was thrown from his car. His leg was broken, his skull was fractured, and there was blood everywhere.
Thank goodness I took that first aid course, all my training came back to me in a flash."

"What did you do?" asks the bartender.

"I sat down and put my head between my knees to keep from fainting!"

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37 days ago

Spring into adventure these school holidays!

Rotorua

Follow the sun to Rotorua - home of whānau fun, interesting places and friendly faces. We have everything you need for the school holidays right here. 

Find your next adventure with us.
Find out more

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37 days ago

Free recruitment service finds perfect match

Competenz

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been … View more
After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."

Read the full story here
List a job

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41 days ago

😃😄Just one more week ... yeah right😄😃

Fiona from Henderson

Kia kaha Aucklanders - we can do it, maybe not for this long but we can do it 😁

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37 days ago

Auckland to move down to Alert Level 3

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Auckland will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tomorrow, with the rest of the country remaining at Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the changes at a post-cabinet press conference on Monday afternoon.

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Auckland will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tomorrow, with the rest of the country remaining at Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the changes at a post-cabinet press conference on Monday afternoon.

Here's what you need to know:
- A refresh on Level 3 restrictions and what it means for you.
- Auckland will remain at Level 3 for at least two weeks.
- There have been 22 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported by the Ministry of Health since 9.00am yesterday. 19 in Auckland, three in Whakatīwai, Waikato.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or ring your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website.

For more information, visit covid19.govt.nz.

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39 days ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
Learn more

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40 days ago

Survey

Pam from Titirangi

I support a charity which is evaluating their digital marketing. To do this they'd like more people to complete a brief survey. There are three questions to answer and you're entered in the draw to win a Fiskars PowerGear Bypass X Pruners worth $46.



It will take less than a … View more
I support a charity which is evaluating their digital marketing. To do this they'd like more people to complete a brief survey. There are three questions to answer and you're entered in the draw to win a Fiskars PowerGear Bypass X Pruners worth $46.



It will take less than a minute but your participation will make the world of difference to us.. Hope you can help and feel free to share this with friends.



Here's the link: forms.gle...

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39 days ago

Harrington Road lights - A BIG thank you

Murray from Henderson

I have been running some of my Xmas lights the last few weeks to help brighten people lives each nite and will continue to do so until we get down a level or two.
This morning when I went out to check the letterbox there was a lovely thank you note from a young lady by the name of Savannah. (see … View more
I have been running some of my Xmas lights the last few weeks to help brighten people lives each nite and will continue to do so until we get down a level or two.
This morning when I went out to check the letterbox there was a lovely thank you note from a young lady by the name of Savannah. (see attached photo).


To Savannah its great that you enjoy the lights and you are welcome to watch them each nite.


Murray

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