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5 hours ago

$ave the GST. Hurry - ends soon!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

If you don’t have your Resene card yet, … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

If you don’t have your Resene card yet, sign up free online, or when you’re in store.

Hurry sale ends soon! Happy decorating!

*Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 29 January 2020. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.
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5 hours ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could … View more
We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
Learn more

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1 day ago

Sonographer strike expected to cause 'major disruption'

Hannah Martin Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Sonographers are going on strike for 12 weeks across Auckland's three district health boards from Saturday, potentially impacting patient wait times.

Have you been affected by the strike action?

Please write 'NFP' if your comments are not for print.

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15 hours ago

Double bed with mattress

Carla from Waimauku

"Slumberpedic Plush" double bed in excellent condition. Super comfortable bed. No stains or damage. Pick-up from Waimauku.

Price: $250

3 days ago

KEA Kids News: Unwrapping one of Auckland's new trains from Spain

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Auckland's new trains have started arriving from Spain - and they need to be unwrapped.

Harry Calder, 9, is at the train depot in Onehunga to pull the plastic off for a sneak peak of the trains before they hit the tracks, in this KEA Kids News video bulletin.

To read more, … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland's new trains have started arriving from Spain - and they need to be unwrapped.

Harry Calder, 9, is at the train depot in Onehunga to pull the plastic off for a sneak peak of the trains before they hit the tracks, in this KEA Kids News video bulletin.

To read more, click here.

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2 days ago

Now's the time for a clean out

The Team from Auckland Council

Every area of Auckland is allocated a week each year for an on-property inorganic collection. One collection of up to 1m3 of inorganic material is included in your property’s rates.

You can book a collection:
• Online at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic
• Over the phone 09… View more
Every area of Auckland is allocated a week each year for an on-property inorganic collection. One collection of up to 1m3 of inorganic material is included in your property’s rates.

You can book a collection:
• Online at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic
• Over the phone 09 301 0101
• Or visit one of our service centres

Once you’ve made a booking, you’ll be given a timeframe for when collections will happen in your area. You can book as early as you like and cancel if you no longer need the service. Book your inorganic collection today and help reduce waste going to landfill.
Book now

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2 days ago

Order high quality photo prints online!

Printicular

Printicular lets you print photos from your phone or computer anytime, anywhere, with same day pick up from your local Warehouse Stationery.

Check out our range of print and poster options and give the gift of cherished memories to your loved ones in just a few clicks!
Print your happy

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2 days ago

Kaukapakapa Village Market

Nicky Horsbrough - Harcourts Helensville

Sunday 19 January, 8.30am to 1pm.
Looking forward to the first market of 2020 with live music from Jessica on the keyboard, free face painting and a great selection of stalls, crafts, clothes, plants, fresh fruit & veg and much more!

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4 days ago

Petition to widen SH16 between Brigham Creek Road and Waimauku closes on January 31

Lindsay from Huapai - Kumeu

My Petition to the government to widen the road between Brigham Creek Road and Waimauku closes on January 31 and we only have 550 signatures. Phil Goff does not even have this section of SH16 on his recently published wish list for Auckland Roads so if you haven't signed the petition yet … View moreMy Petition to the government to widen the road between Brigham Creek Road and Waimauku closes on January 31 and we only have 550 signatures. Phil Goff does not even have this section of SH16 on his recently published wish list for Auckland Roads so if you haven't signed the petition yet please do so ASAP, and spread the word to anyone else you think would be interested in signing it. You can sign the petition here www.parliament.nz...
Thank you
Lindsay Andrews

3 days ago

Recipe: Fried Garlic Prawns with Mayo

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Prawns are a fast and convenient choice of protein for the busy cook. Straight freezer, they can defrost quickly and be pan-seared to make a delicious dinner course.

Prawns can be confusing. Firstly, they are referred to as crustaceans and are also sold by size -shrimps are small and prawns are … View more
Prawns are a fast and convenient choice of protein for the busy cook. Straight freezer, they can defrost quickly and be pan-seared to make a delicious dinner course.

Prawns can be confusing. Firstly, they are referred to as crustaceans and are also sold by size -shrimps are small and prawns are larger. There are both freshwater and marine varieties. Most prawns are imported frozen into NZ although there is growing local supply. So when you see “fresh” prawns they have generally been defrosted. Fresh prawns in many cases appear green or grey and it is only when cooked, that the colour changes to what we recognise as “pink” prawns. If you buy prawns or scrimps that are pink, this means that they have been cooked.

Then, there are a series of questions to ask:
• Do you cook them in their shells or peel before cooking?
• Do you remove the head and just cook the tail?
• Do you remove the vein (intestinal tract) or black line that runs down the back?

You can use prawns for the same recipe whether they are peeled or deveined. Many people believe that cooking prawns with the shell will enhance the flavour of the broth and result in more succulent prawn meat. The downside is that they are a bit messier to eat. To peel the prawns, you just need to wriggle them a little and ease off the shell, piece by piece.

There is no big deal about cooking prawns with the head on – it is more a cultural thing about people not wanting to see the eyes! The head pulls off easily if you twist it. The tip of the tail can be removed in the same way.
The prawn is de-veined or has the intestinal tract removed as many consider it the prawn more attractive without the black line. It also removes the prawn's stomach waste so that you do not need to eat it! See below for the method.

Like all seafood, prawns should be eaten as soon as possible and not left in the refrigerator for days. If they smell off when you come to cook them, your only choice is to throw them out!

Fried in garlic and paired with home-made mayo showcases these crustaceans at their best.

Check out the full recipe on the link below.

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3 days ago

Free budgeting

Rani Timoti from Helensville Citizens Advice Bureau

Do have you any festive season, back to work and school financial pressures? Our free budgeting service can help. It is available by appointment on Tuesdays, 10am to noon.
Call 09 420 7162, email: helensville@cab.org.nz, go to www.cab.org.nz... or pop into our office at 27 Commercial Rd, Monday to… View more
Do have you any festive season, back to work and school financial pressures? Our free budgeting service can help. It is available by appointment on Tuesdays, 10am to noon.
Call 09 420 7162, email: helensville@cab.org.nz, go to www.cab.org.nz... or pop into our office at 27 Commercial Rd, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.

4 days ago

Poll: Teens' behaviour using the internet

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi Neighbours, we are looking into teenagers' internet habits and keen to hear your experiences of your children's use of the interweb. We'd like to know, has your teenager skipped meals in order to spend time on the internet?

Teens' behaviour using the internet
  • 41.1% Yes
    41.1% Complete
  • 55.3% No
    55.3% Complete
  • 3.7% I'm not sure
    3.7% Complete
903 votes
3 days ago

Open Homes

Nicky Horsbrough - Harcourts Helensville

Check out my Open Homes this Sunday 19 January.
For more details go to my website: nickyhorsbrough.harcourts.co.nz...

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4 days ago

What's On: Helping kids beat academic procrastination

Rebecca from Glen Eden

Are you at your wit's end? We can help. Dr Stafford explains simple, proven tools from behaviour science and psychology. For parents and teachers. Event details and tickets($25) @ www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/helping-kids-beat-academic-procrastination-tickets-89908927021
Helping kids beat academic procrastination
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