Silverdale, Silverdale

13 hours ago

Missing teenager: Have you seen Reagan Beveridge?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours. Reagan Beveridge, 14, was reported missing from Onehunga on Monday.

Police believe the teenager may be travelling around the wider Auckland region and are concerned for her well-being.

"We are aware that Reagan has been in contact with people who know her and we ask for … View more
Kia ora neighbours. Reagan Beveridge, 14, was reported missing from Onehunga on Monday.

Police believe the teenager may be travelling around the wider Auckland region and are concerned for her well-being.

"We are aware that Reagan has been in contact with people who know her and we ask for their assistance to help locate her," police said in a post on Facebook.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to police police on 105, quoting file number 210913/1117.

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9 hours ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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5 days ago

Lockdown extended - help a small business

David Downs from SOS Business

Urgh - another week of lockdown. Another week of no coffee, missing takeaways, and shaggy hair. Please consider helping a small business by buying a voucher for that thing you miss the most - they get the cash now, when they need it, and you can look forward to using your voucher when we can. … View moreUrgh - another week of lockdown. Another week of no coffee, missing takeaways, and shaggy hair. Please consider helping a small business by buying a voucher for that thing you miss the most - they get the cash now, when they need it, and you can look forward to using your voucher when we can. Win/win.

1 day ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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1 day ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Silverdale

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Missing Cat (13/9/21)

Robin from Torbay - Long Bay

Hi everyone.

Our boy has been missing since Monday (13/9/21).
With the cold wet weather he could be hiding in your garage or garden shed. Please check to make sure he hasn't got himself stuck somewhere.

If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call me on 02041252937.

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Hi everyone.

Our boy has been missing since Monday (13/9/21).
With the cold wet weather he could be hiding in your garage or garden shed. Please check to make sure he hasn't got himself stuck somewhere.

If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call me on 02041252937.

Please help bring my boy home.

Sincerely

A very worried cat mum.

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1 day ago

Not everyone knows the secret of what a trained nanny does...

Amanda Shribman, Principal from Ashton Warner Academy

The job of a professional nanny varies a lot depending on the needs of each particular family but usually involves most or all of the following:
• feed, wash and dress children
• plan and supervise the children's daily activities

• play and do learning activities with children

• … View more
The job of a professional nanny varies a lot depending on the needs of each particular family but usually involves most or all of the following:
• feed, wash and dress children
• plan and supervise the children's daily activities

• play and do learning activities with children

• behaviour guidance

• infant care

• give advice and support to new mothers

• care for sick children in the home

• keep records of children's learning and development etc

• do everyday household tasks for the children such as cleaning and laundry

• plan and prepare meals for children and sometimes for family members

• drive children to and from early childhood services, school or other activities

• supervise and help school-aged children with homework

• do grocery shopping for the family


Just as families have different needs, there are lots of different types of nanny jobs:

• a live-in nanny lives in the family home, often in a separate apartment there, or with their own room. A live-out nanny lives at her own place and goes to work with the family each day.

• a 'manny' or male nanny is often employed by well-off solo mothers who work at their careers full time and have boys. This is to give the boys a male role model and also to get them involved in outdoor sports and adventures.

• a nanny-share involves working for two families usually in one or other of their family homes. Because they share the costs it’s more affordable.

• a night nanny looks after the needs of an infant overnight to let their parents sleep (nappy changes, feeds etc)

• maternity nannies have extra training or experience in helping and supporting mothers with the care of new-borns and are very well paid

• Note: au pairs are different from professional nannies. They are usually an international traveller who often has little or no experience working with children. An au pair assists with a few household tasks plays with the children and receives room, board, and some pocket money in return.



Employer demand for nannies and rates of pay:

Pay for nannies varies depending on their qualifications experience and location.

Qualified nannies with more than one years' experience can earn around $28 an hour. Nannies who look after newborn babies earn up to $32 an hour. Professional nannies are in big demand in New Zealand with big money being paid for very exciting jobs. There is also a shortage of nannies in Australia and in London with pay around $30 to $35 an hour.


Did Mary Poppins need a qualification?

Mary Poppins didn’t need a qualification because in the past childcare was often provided by unqualified people. This would often just involve feeding the kids, changing their nappies and plonking them in front of a TV. These days professional nannies and home-based carers also educate and provide lots of exciting learning activities for the children following a programme set down by the Ministry of Education. This means they need formal training as well as to understand patterns of child development and education. They need a qualification in early childhood education and care.

1 day ago

Free large frying pan, used but good condition

Alan from Torbay - Long Bay

I'm moving on Wednesday, so this MUST be a contactless pickup (Carlisle Rd, Torbay) before then or on the day.

Free

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1 day ago

Free Crockery

Alan from Torbay - Long Bay

6 large plates, 5 side plates, 5 bowls. Showing a little wear from dishwasher, but lots of life in them.
I'm moving on Wednesday, so this MUST be a contactless pickup (Carlisle Rd, Torbay) before then or on the day.

Free

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4 days ago

Poll: What should the new Mr Whippy-style vaccination buses be called?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Mobile vaccination buses will be rolled out in Auckland from Thursday, in the style of Mr Whippy ice cream vans.

A similar initiative was launched in Australia at the start of the month, and buses became known as “Jabba the Bus”.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has challenged the public to… View more
Mobile vaccination buses will be rolled out in Auckland from Thursday, in the style of Mr Whippy ice cream vans.

A similar initiative was launched in Australia at the start of the month, and buses became known as “Jabba the Bus”.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has challenged the public to come up with a better name, but has ruled out “Busey McBusface”.

What do you think the vaccination buses should be called?

Here are some ideas readers have emailed in to Stuff, but feel free to comment your own!

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What should the new Mr Whippy-style vaccination buses be called?
  • 42.5% The Jabba Waka
    42.5% Complete
  • 19.3% Vax to the Future
    19.3% Complete
  • 16.5% Mr Pricky
    16.5% Complete
  • 5.8% The Vaccination Tour
    5.8% Complete
  • 4.7% Double Jab Ute
    4.7% Complete
  • 11.2% Other (please comment)
    11.2% Complete
553 votes
3 days ago

Fly screens for windows & doors

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi neighbours!
Are you looking for a solution to keep bugs out of your house and don't know where to start?
We can help you find the best fly screen option for your home depending on your unique requirements, lifestyle and budget!

See our different styles of fly screens in action!
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Hi neighbours!
Are you looking for a solution to keep bugs out of your house and don't know where to start?
We can help you find the best fly screen option for your home depending on your unique requirements, lifestyle and budget!

See our different styles of fly screens in action!
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or visit our website for more info!
The Exceed team :)

4 days ago

Auckland's south and west need more than just Covid jabs

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora Neighbours, Two big lockdowns and the GFC before them will leave more scars on Auckland's most vulnerable communities. Is it time for more than a crisis response? Read the article below:

4 days ago

Prefect time for a Wardrobe Declutter

Nikki from Red Beach

Another week at Level 4 Lockdown, gives you plenty of time to have a wardrobe declutter.
Make 3 piles
Things to Keep
Things to Donate
Things to on-sell.

You'll love the extra space in your closet, you'll feel good about donating to a local charity and you'll have a fun morning on … View more
Another week at Level 4 Lockdown, gives you plenty of time to have a wardrobe declutter.
Make 3 piles
Things to Keep
Things to Donate
Things to on-sell.

You'll love the extra space in your closet, you'll feel good about donating to a local charity and you'll have a fun morning on selling at the next Good as New Fashion Market.
Fingers crossed that the market will be able to go ahead on Sat 30 Oct at the Orewa Community Centre.
We are looking for sellers with quality items.
Email for more information - natashagoodasnew@yahoo.com

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3 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'See more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!
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4 days ago

Recipe: Salmon in filo pastry

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Salmon in Filo Pastry with Lemon Beurre Blanc prepared by our Advanced student, Timmika from home.
This is a versatile recipe that can be made with different types of fish and wraps the fish in a parcel of filo pastry.
Recipe out now.

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