Piha - Karekare, Piha

19 days ago

More care. Less Waste. Better Products.

The Warehouse

Great products shouldn’t cost the earth.

Which is why at the Warehouse we’re bringing you more sustainable products with sound credentials from global leaders like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as well as less packaging waste.

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Great products shouldn’t cost the earth.

Which is why at the Warehouse we’re bringing you more sustainable products with sound credentials from global leaders like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as well as less packaging waste.

Shop online or in-store over 6,000 sustainable products that are better for the planet and your pocket.

Sustainable & Affordable. It means more choice.
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19 days ago

SALES MERCHANDISER – PART TIME

Alliance Marketing

We require an energetic part-time grocery Sales Merchandiser to represent our company, Alliance Marketing 2014 Ltd, in Pak N Save Henderson.

You would be merchandising great brands and working with a fantastic team in the FMCG industry.

The position is 9.25 hours per week on Mon, Wed& Fri… View more
We require an energetic part-time grocery Sales Merchandiser to represent our company, Alliance Marketing 2014 Ltd, in Pak N Save Henderson.

You would be merchandising great brands and working with a fantastic team in the FMCG industry.

The position is 9.25 hours per week on Mon, Wed& Fri and some occasional additional hours for display builds.

Experience is preferred but not essential. You should be organised and able to multi-task and use initiative.

Early morning starts are essential and display building will be required.

Own transport is required.

Please email CV to Irene Saunders
isaunders@alliancemarketing.co.nz
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22 days ago

STRANGE NEW LEVEL THREE RULES.

Linda from Henderson

This new rule where two families of 5 can get together outside does absolutely nothing for those of us who have all their family outside Auckland and haven't seen a family member for months.
I have just about forgotten what mine look like!
When will this snail like Govt give us a firm date … View more
This new rule where two families of 5 can get together outside does absolutely nothing for those of us who have all their family outside Auckland and haven't seen a family member for months.
I have just about forgotten what mine look like!
When will this snail like Govt give us a firm date to get back to normal, but with masks.
Giving up on elimination could have happened a month ago.

19 days ago

Your feedback on the Red Cross website

The Team from Red Cross Shop Henderson

Do you visit the New Zealand Red Cross website?
We would love your feedback. Simply hit the button below to access the the survey.
It only takes 5 minutes and will help us improve our website and how you find information about us.

Everyone who does the survey can go in the draw to win one of ten… View more
Do you visit the New Zealand Red Cross website?
We would love your feedback. Simply hit the button below to access the the survey.
It only takes 5 minutes and will help us improve our website and how you find information about us.

Everyone who does the survey can go in the draw to win one of ten Red Cross drink bottles!

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20 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene

Resene ColorShop

Now's a great time to get your painting, staining and wallpapering jobs underway.

Get 30% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers 4L and under including Resene testpots, 30% off our huge range of wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and … View more
Now's a great time to get your painting, staining and wallpapering jobs underway.

Get 30% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers 4L and under including Resene testpots, 30% off our huge range of wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers, 25% off decorating accessories and 25% off Resene cleaning products!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 31 October 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 and Hammer Hardware stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

Visit your local Resene ColorShop or reseller and enjoy these great savings.
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20 days ago

A bit more about Participatory Budgeting

John from Oratia

Imagine that Auckland Council, OK, the Governing Body, adopted a resolution to allocate a small proportion of their infrastructure budget to be applied to projects devised by and selected by local communities. That's participatory budgeting (PB). For instance, if around 1% of Auckland … View moreImagine that Auckland Council, OK, the Governing Body, adopted a resolution to allocate a small proportion of their infrastructure budget to be applied to projects devised by and selected by local communities. That's participatory budgeting (PB). For instance, if around 1% of Auckland Transport's projected spend this year on roads and footpaths were to be shared between local board areas on a population basis, there could be around $200,000 available for a project or projects chosen by communities within the WRLB area. Not much, but a start.

How might this work in practice? Various community groups within the WRLB area would discuss and identify their preferred project or projects within the $200,000 budget. Co-operation on the part of AT would be needed to ensure that projects were technically do-able, within regulations and within the budget, accepting that part of the budget would be needed for administration. Once there was a defined set of local projects, there would be a meeting of representatives of the various local bodies tasked with deciding which of their projects most deserved to go forward. Each community representative would advocate for their own project, and would then collectively decide on the one to go forward. Local democracy at work. Following this AT would implement the chosen project. This would happen each financial year. This is a very brief description, but it gives the broad idea.

Will PB ever happen in Auckland? Probably only if enough ratepayers demand it. Decision makers, whether public servants or elected representatives, seldom give away even tiny bits of power voluntarily. So, is it worth making a noise?

21 days ago

Wednesday's Funny: 😄🦜Talking Parrots🦜😄

Fiona from Henderson

A lady goes to her priest one day and tells him, ”Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots, but they only know to say one thing. ”

”What do they say?” the priest asked.

”They say, “Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun? ”

”That's obscene!” the … View more
A lady goes to her priest one day and tells him, ”Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots, but they only know to say one thing. ”

”What do they say?” the priest asked.

”They say, “Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun? ”

”That's obscene!” the priest exclaimed.

Then he thought for a moment.

”You know,” he said, ”I may have a solution to your problem.
I have two male talking parrots, which I have taught to pray and read the Bible. Bring your two parrots over to my house, and we'll put them in the cage with Francis and Peter. My parrots can teach your parrots to pray and worship, and your parrots are sure to stop saying that phrase in no time.”

“Thank you,” the woman responded, “this may very well be the solution.”

The next day, she brought her female parrots to the priest's house.

As he ushered her in, she saw that his two male parrots were inside their cage holding rosary beads and praying.

Impressed, she walked over and placed her parrots in with them.

After a few minutes, the female parrots cried out in unison: “Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?”

There was stunned silence.

Shocked, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and says, ”Put the beads away, Frank, Our prayers have been answered!!!”
🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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29 days ago

Poll: Do you support Auckland Transport’s proposal to reduce speed limits on roads?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Auckland Transport is looking for feedback on its proposal to reduce the speed limit on 800 roads across the region.

The changes involve 462 roads near 57 schools and 208 rural roads.

It includes roads in Ōtara Town Centre, residential roads in Manurewa and roads in Ponsonby and Freemans … View more
Auckland Transport is looking for feedback on its proposal to reduce the speed limit on 800 roads across the region.

The changes involve 462 roads near 57 schools and 208 rural roads.

It includes roads in Ōtara Town Centre, residential roads in Manurewa and roads in Ponsonby and Freemans Bay.

Do you support Auckland Transport’s proposal to reduce speed limits on roads?

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Do you support Auckland Transport’s proposal to reduce speed limits on roads?
  • 40.1% Yes
    40.1% Complete
  • 59.9% No
    59.9% Complete
1858 votes
21 days ago

Remote Cooking by our Cookery Level 5 students

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Our diploma students have been studying from home during this extended lockdown and cooking up these delicious dishes from their home kitchen as a part of our module on Edible plants.
Here are some of the photos from they have prepared.

1. Beetroot, radish and onion shells with radicchio and … View more
Our diploma students have been studying from home during this extended lockdown and cooking up these delicious dishes from their home kitchen as a part of our module on Edible plants.
Here are some of the photos from they have prepared.

1. Beetroot, radish and onion shells with radicchio and walnut vinaigrette by Bianka
2. Cabbage rolls with goat feta cheese, mushrooms and lemon - served with spinach puree and crisp onion by Emi
3. Beetroot Carpaccio with watercress, pine nuts and pear by Marianne
4. Green pea soup garnished with cream, broccoli florets and croutons by Hiroki

22 days ago

Win $4k worth of office gadgets!

The Team from Digital Boost

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26 days ago

Poll: When do you think New Zealand will have 90% of its population fully vaccinated?

Alan from Titirangi

COVID-19: Last week New Zealand had about 34% (about 1/3) of its population over 12 fully vaccinated (two COVID-19 vaccination jabs). When do you think New Zealand will have 90% of its population fully vaccinated? You will need to factor in Maori, gang members, rough sleepers, people in prison, and… View moreCOVID-19: Last week New Zealand had about 34% (about 1/3) of its population over 12 fully vaccinated (two COVID-19 vaccination jabs). When do you think New Zealand will have 90% of its population fully vaccinated? You will need to factor in Maori, gang members, rough sleepers, people in prison, and anti-vaxxers etc into your answer.
Which do you think is the best answer?
(if in doubt choose one earliest possible option achievable in your opinion)
Note: "By December" means "By the end of December"

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When do you think New Zealand will have 90% of its population fully vaccinated?
  • 11.1% 90% of the population over 12 fully vaccinated by December.
    11.1% Complete
  • 16.7% 90% of the population over 12 fully vaccinated by February.
    16.7% Complete
  • 0% 90% of the population over 12 fully vaccinated is not possible by February.
    0% Complete
  • 11.1% 90% of the entire population fully vaccinated is not possible by February.
    11.1% Complete
  • 22.2% 90% of the population over 12 fully vaccinated will never be possible.
    22.2% Complete
  • 38.9% 90% of the entire population fully vaccinated will never be possible.
    38.9% Complete
18 votes
22 days ago

💖We all deserve something sweet ...💖

Fiona from Henderson

So here it is ... the perfect video to watch during these stressful times💖
www.youtube.com...

23 days ago

Seniors Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

We have released the first edition of our newly revamped Seniors newsletter, which you can read here: officeforseniors.govt.nz...

In this issue we catch up with a veteran fencer, delve into all things insurance and discuss a bit about our Digital Literacy programme, plus more.

23 days ago

Heathcotes’ Birthday Bash is on now!

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27 days ago

My unwelcome Thursday surprise🤨

Fiona from Henderson

Well, I sure as heck got a surprise when I turned on my computer today.
One of my posts, a thought provoking post: “To bribe or not to bribe? That is the question” was culled and the comments were closed down.

I received the standard email from the powers that be, telling me of this and it was… View more
Well, I sure as heck got a surprise when I turned on my computer today.
One of my posts, a thought provoking post: “To bribe or not to bribe? That is the question” was culled and the comments were closed down.

I received the standard email from the powers that be, telling me of this and it was because of certain replies.

I went into see which replies had been culled, although I already knew deep down which ones and by whom, and sure enough it was a couple of the regular ‘players’ who had replied with either controversial replies or against the guidelines set down here by the powers that be.

I’m getting rather annoyed at having my posts shut down (as we all are) because people can’t behave, or reply without thought and consideration for the rest of us.

There are ways of getting your points and thoughts across with getting the smack on the back of the wrist from those above.

Those of us who start these thought provoking conversations, don’t post just for the sake of it, but to get the conversation flowing without anger, without name calling, without conspiracy theories, but more for friendly conversations, help, ideas and different ways of thinking.

We all know who the regulars are that get our posts closed down and I’m sure you know who you are and no, I’m not naming names, but can you please try to play nice and think of a different way of getting your points across without upsetting the apple cart.

We all want to stay here, we all don’t like the controversial restraints we are under on here, but we all choose to stay here and enjoy each other’s company.

Please, we have to play nice and obey the rules and guidelines set down, whether we like it not.

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