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17 hours ago

Restaurant Month: Cheap menus courtesy of Auckland's top dining establishments

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.… View more
Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.

Restaurants included span those from the waterfront to the CBD, and from stalwarts such as Euro, Botswana Butchery and Odettes​ Eatery, to the newcomers and the underdogs.

Viv Beck, Heart of the City chief executive, said this year’s lineup is “more world-class than ever” thanks to the “inspiring lineup of chefs”, some of whom have recently returned to Auckland from stints overseas.

For the full story, see below.

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7 hours ago

Wish dinner time was a little...simpler?

The Team from HelloFresh

Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can … View more
Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can pause, skip or cancel your subscription at any time. You can also switch up your plan sizes and delivery times to suit your household and schedule.

Sign up today and get up to $100 off across your first 4 boxes with code “NEIGHBOUR”. All you need to do is cook!
Order now

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2 days ago

How to Make Hemp Rope

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Knowing how to make rope was once a critical skill for survival and self-sufficiency on the frontier. Early settlers were able to make rope from a variety of materials, but the main thing they used was hemp.

A rapid growing plant, hemp is perfect for making rope. Hemp grows fast. It produces up … View more
Knowing how to make rope was once a critical skill for survival and self-sufficiency on the frontier. Early settlers were able to make rope from a variety of materials, but the main thing they used was hemp.

A rapid growing plant, hemp is perfect for making rope. Hemp grows fast. It produces up to 75 tons of dry matter per acre per year. It thrives in poor soil, needs no fertilizers or pesticides to succeed, and gobbles up atmospheric CO2, stymieing the greenhouse effect. It produces more fibre per pound than either cotton or flax, and these fibres are easily extracted in order to make hemp rope, twine, or cord.

Hemp rope is easy to make. Some methods involve using a rope machine, but fortunately such an investment isn’t necessary to the process. All you really need is some hemp fibre or hemp twine, and a short piece of wooden dowel. Our hemp rope maker, available in our shop, will really streamline the process for you if you plan on making lots of hemp rope.

Step one: Separate the hemp fibres or unwind the hemp yarn and cut into lengths approximately twice as long as the desired length of the rope. Continue cutting until you have a bundle of fibres approximately half the size of the diameter of rope you’d like to make.

Step two: Grab the bundle of fibres and fold it in half, securing the fold by placing a dowel rod through the resultant loop and into the ground. Smooth the fibres of this bundle down by running your hand along the length of the cord.

Step three: Divide the bundle in two, holding half the fibres in your left hand and half the fibres in your right.

Step four: Twist each bundle clockwise until the cord you are creating begins to kink and loop. Pull as hard as you can while twisting.

Step five: Twist the two cords together, wrapping one over the other in a counter clockwise motion, to form a rope.

Step six: Secure the ends with overhand knots beginning with the end in your hands. Once the first end is tightly tied, slip the rope off the dowel rod and tie it as well.

To make a cable, repeat steps 2 through 6 and twist the two ropes together. This process can be repeated as many times as you like, making thicker, stronger cables as you go.

Enjoy making your own hemp rope! This technique can be used to make hemp twine, hemp cord. and hemp yarn as well. It all depends on the size of the fibres you start with. Need some ideas for what to do with your newly made hemp rope? Try using a piece as a clothesline, for air-drying your clothes. Make a hemp leash for your pet, or keep your hemp twine petite for use in jewellery making.

Making rope is a great way to be self-sufficient and eliminate the supply chain requirement. Everything you can make yourself is one less packaged product– in this case, one less coil of synthetic rope– that needs to be manufactured for you. Have fun!

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18 hours ago

Curtain hook repaires

Elisha from Pyes Pa

Does anyone know of service or handy person who could change the hooks on my curtains. I have big windows and it will need a tall ladder

1 day ago

60+? Book your vaccination now.

The Team from Ministry of Health

Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the … View more
Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the greater our possibilities.

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1 day ago

Learn new skills, unlock your future.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Want to grow your knowledge and skills to boost your career options?

We can help you develop your skill set with one of our courses in Team Leadership, Adminstration & Technology or Money Management.

Enrolments are now open with classes starting in July 2021. Don’t miss out! … View more
Want to grow your knowledge and skills to boost your career options?

We can help you develop your skill set with one of our courses in Team Leadership, Adminstration & Technology or Money Management.

Enrolments are now open with classes starting in July 2021. Don’t miss out! Sign up today.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Have you heard of Ground Moisture Barrier?

The team from EnergySmart - Tauranga

Ground Moisture Barrier is a polythene sheet that covers the ground under your house and acts as a cap to rising dampness. This helps reduce condensation and mould, meaning your home is drier and easier to heat!

We have assessors who can come and look under your house to see if Ground Moisture … View more
Ground Moisture Barrier is a polythene sheet that covers the ground under your house and acts as a cap to rising dampness. This helps reduce condensation and mould, meaning your home is drier and easier to heat!

We have assessors who can come and look under your house to see if Ground Moisture Barrier is a good option for your home! Call 0800 777 111 to book your free assessment today 🏠

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2 days ago

Chasing glory at the Olympics@RYMAN

Ryman Healthcare Limited

We may be an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic Team, but within our villages it’s residents who are chasing Olympic glory.
So many Ryman residents have passions and pastimes that they continue to thrive at within our villages. Therefore, creating an event like Olympics@RYMAN is a prime… View more
We may be an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic Team, but within our villages it’s residents who are chasing Olympic glory.
So many Ryman residents have passions and pastimes that they continue to thrive at within our villages. Therefore, creating an event like Olympics@RYMAN is a prime example of how we pioneer the way for our residents.
Events include swimming, bowls, cycling, relay walking and Quiznastics. To up the ante, we’ve incorporated technology solutions to enhance events and to enable residents to connect with all 41 Ryman villages, including those across the Tasman, while they compete!
Learn more

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3 days ago

Wednesday Challenge! Get on board...

Andy from Pyes Pa

Hello,

I am contacting on behalf of the Wednesday Challenge. This is a community led scheme due to launch in late September (see attached document) where we engage and incentivise communities to travel around Tauranga in ways that increase efficiency, decrease travel time and help the environment.… View more
Hello,

I am contacting on behalf of the Wednesday Challenge. This is a community led scheme due to launch in late September (see attached document) where we engage and incentivise communities to travel around Tauranga in ways that increase efficiency, decrease travel time and help the environment. We have funding in place from EnviroHub already and will be working on further sources of funding.

In preparation for a soft launch in late September, we are contacting schools, businesses and community organisations to establish networks for communication and sharing information. We plan to bring to the community regular incentives and activities to support the goal of a 20% mode shift in the way we get around Tauranga, every Wednesday. We would also like to learn from communities about what is already in place that we can maximise, what potential there is for new supports for residents to move more efficiently, and what barriers exist to improving the way we travel.

This is an initial reach out to groups and individuals to find out

a) will you be interested in communicating through your networks the initiatives that we are working on, to promote our activities?

b) do you have any initial ideas that you can share with us about what is working and what you would like to see established?

c) is there anyone within your organisation (or you personally) that might like to be our main point of contact and potentially champion these activations within your community?

d) do you have any useful contacts within your organisation or wider community for us to further network with?

Please respond wtih your thoughts on the above as soon as you are able to tenakoe2021@gmail.com and feel free to bring to your next community group meetings (whatever you may be involved in personally) for discussion and feed back to me. I will follow up with a phone call so be sure to leave your contact details.

Thanks so much for your time,

Andy Bennett
Neighborhoods Team
Wednesday Challenge

Wednesday Challenge - One Page Overview.pdf Download View

3 days ago

A perfect match with free recruitment service

Competenz

"We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years", says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “We’d been in touch with local high schools to arrange work experience at our precision component business and liaised with many career advisors and even advertised at … View more"We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years", says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “We’d been in touch with local high schools to arrange work experience at our precision component business and liaised with many career advisors and even advertised at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), but with no success.”

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.

Read the full story at the link below.
If you are an employer looking for the right apprentice for your business, get in touch with us to make use of our free job matching service

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6 days ago

Sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The Tokyo Olympics are about to kick off, and some of our country's best sports stars are set to represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

Over the next … View more
Hi neighbours,

The Tokyo Olympics are about to kick off, and some of our country's best sports stars are set to represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

Over the next two-and-a-half weeks, some of the world’s best athletes competing in a range of sports will battle it out in Tokyo in the hopes of walking away with a medal.

So get your New Zealand flags and popcorn ready and sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter to have all the highlights, talking points, medal tally and analysis delivered to your inbox every day. Click here.

We'll also be live blogging our Kiwi athletes' events every day of the Games. Just bookmark this page to stay up to date.

4 days ago

Strengthening digital skills for industry

Competenz

Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity.

“As technology progresses and we move further into… View more
Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity.

“As technology progresses and we move further into Industry 4.0, workers must be upskilled to keep pace with new systems and processes, especially older employees who are not digital natives, but who have invaluable experience in their fields,” says Competenz Sector Manager Jahn Vannisselroy

Competenz has developed a new micro-credential to meet the demands brought about by Industry 4.0.
Read the full article here

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4 days ago

Supporting KidsCan is easy through the Trade Me Kindness Store

Trade Me

Hi there!

Here at Trade Me we're chuffed to let you know we’ve launched our Kindness Store again for winter, supporting KidsCan and the great work they do making sure our tamariki have a fair start – after all, little Kiwis can’t learn when they’re hungry, wet, and cold.

We’ve… View more
Hi there!

Here at Trade Me we're chuffed to let you know we’ve launched our Kindness Store again for winter, supporting KidsCan and the great work they do making sure our tamariki have a fair start – after all, little Kiwis can’t learn when they’re hungry, wet, and cold.

We’ve stocked the store with all the essentials. Think fleece-lined rain coats and shoes to keep kids warm and dry, and warm, healthy food.

Just pick, click, and give now – we take care of the rest, making sure your purchase gets to KidsCan.
Learn more

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5 days ago
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5 days ago

Rubber Matts - Anti-Fatigue - Safety First

John from Greerton - Parkvale

Black rubber anti-fatigue mats. 1.5L x .950W
Great in industry, commercial kitchen etc for when you have to stand at a bench. Tidy condition.
We have had them on our deck for safety particulally in the winter.
This is 1 of 5 selling at $25 each.

Price: $25

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11 days ago

Lace fabric

Maureen from Bethlehem

Does anyone have any offcuts or small pieces of white lace fabric that they no longer want. Tried all the shops but none available.Thanks.
ph 5776148

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