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6 hours ago

NZTA warns it could close the Auckland Harbour Bridge during storm

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Transport authorities have pulled double-decker buses from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and are warning it could close completely during a massive storm forecast for much of the country. this weekend.

MetService previously said travel disruptions are likely this weekend, as severe … View more
Hi neighbours. Transport authorities have pulled double-decker buses from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and are warning it could close completely during a massive storm forecast for much of the country. this weekend.

MetService previously said travel disruptions are likely this weekend, as severe gales, heavy rain and big waves batter the country, followed by cold Antarctic air bringing snow to low levels in the deep south.

Meteorologists believe the storm could be “one of the most widespread severe weather events this year”.

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) general manager of transport services Brett Gliddon advised motorcyclists and those driving high-sided vehicles to avoid the bridge.

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2 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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22 hours ago

Become a detective at Auckland Museum

The Team from Auckland Museum

Follow clues and discover which stories are fact or fake with the kids these school holidays! Start our free trail by grabbing a free copy of The Tāmaki Truth from the Museum entrance and guide yourself through the Museum to reveal secrets and stories.

Free with Museum entry, running until … View more
Follow clues and discover which stories are fact or fake with the kids these school holidays! Start our free trail by grabbing a free copy of The Tāmaki Truth from the Museum entrance and guide yourself through the Museum to reveal secrets and stories.

Free with Museum entry, running until Sunday 11 October – read more here.
Learn more

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1 day ago

New Season Stock out now!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dargaville

Hi Neighbours,
Spring is here! Head down to your nearest Red Cross Shop and check out our new season stock!
We can't wait to see you!

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1 day ago

Auckland Council states opposition to Dome Valley dump proposal

Caroline Williams Reporter from Rodney Times

Hi neighbours. Controversial plans to build a giant waste dump in the Dome Valley should be refused because of cultural and environmental concerns, Auckland Council says.

It is the first time Auckland Council has publicly come out in opposition of Chinese-owned private waste firm Waste … View more
Hi neighbours. Controversial plans to build a giant waste dump in the Dome Valley should be refused because of cultural and environmental concerns, Auckland Council says.

It is the first time Auckland Council has publicly come out in opposition of Chinese-owned private waste firm Waste Management’s plans for a landfill, on land between Warkworth and Wellsford.

Key issues looked at in a newly released report included cultural values, the impact on freshwater and the surrounding ecosystem, sedimentation and air pollution, environmental and human health risks, traffic safety and the rural character of the area.

“The reporting officer is recommending, subject to contrary or additional information being received at the [resource consent] hearing, that the application be refused,” the report stated.

A resource consent hearing is due to begin at the Warkworth Town Hall at 9.30 am on November 9.

1 day ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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1 day ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
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3 days ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

6 days ago

Coronavirus is more of a reason to sort out the stadium

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's easy to say things shouldn't be done because we need to focus on Covid-19 elimination, but maybe that's more of an argument to sort out the stadium plan. Read the story below.

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3 days ago

W&F: Perfect Pairs

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Perfect Pairs 2020 is a 5-course Tapas menu, enjoyed with a flight of boutique New Zealand guaranteed to whet your appetite.
This interactive workshop gives you the opportunity to explore the wines with each course and identify the best wine pairing based on your personal preferences.
The … View more
Perfect Pairs 2020 is a 5-course Tapas menu, enjoyed with a flight of boutique New Zealand guaranteed to whet your appetite.
This interactive workshop gives you the opportunity to explore the wines with each course and identify the best wine pairing based on your personal preferences.
The dishes include Palusami, Korean fried chicken and more.
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Saturday, 3 Oct from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4 days ago

Auckland Heritage Festival near you

The Team from Auckland Council

26th September to 11th October. Learn about generations of famous and infamous Aucklanders, discover the stories of our oldest places and spaces, touch on our best-kept secrets and celebrate our heritage.

Auckland Heritage Festival 2020 presents a range of enlightening and intriguing events – … View more
26th September to 11th October. Learn about generations of famous and infamous Aucklanders, discover the stories of our oldest places and spaces, touch on our best-kept secrets and celebrate our heritage.

Auckland Heritage Festival 2020 presents a range of enlightening and intriguing events – some in person and some online. Choose from exhibitions, walks, talks, tours and activities for kids. Or look for events marked ONLINE to learn about our heritage from home!
Learn more

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4 days ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Learn more

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4 days ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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15 days ago

Ko te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau e tautoko ana i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

The Team from Auckland Council

While COVID-19 has had a big impact on plans for this year, we still have some fantastic opportunities for you to practice your reo (language) this Māori Language Week. Find out how by clicking on 'Read More' below.

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5 days ago

Have Your Say - Regional Parks Management Plan Review

The Team from Auckland Council

Arohaina ōu papa whenua ā-rohe? Kōrerotia āu whakaaro i mua atu 12 o Whiringa-a-Nuku 2020 👇
Love your regional parks? Have your say before 12 October 2020 👇
📷 Waitākere Ranges Regional Park

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